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  • PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos, Sept 7- The eye of Hurricane Irma grazed the Turks and Caicos Islands on Thursday shaking buildings after it smashed a string of Caribbean islands as one of the most powerful Atlantic storms in a century, killing 14 people on its way to Florida. With winds of around 185 miles per hour, the storm the size of France has ravaged small...

  • Sept 7- Airlines were racing against the clock to clear as many customers as possible from the likely Florida path of Hurricane Irma, as social and political pressure mounted for carriers to play a bigger role in aiding evacuations. As the powerful storm threatened to rip through the Florida coast by Sunday, airlines ramped up the number of flights available out...

  • Sept 7- Airlines were racing against the clock to clear as many customers as possible from the likely Florida path of Hurricane Irma, as social and political pressure mounted for carriers to play a bigger role in aiding evacuations. As the powerful storm threatened to rip through the Florida coast by Sunday, airlines ramped up the number of flights available out...

  • SINGAPORE, Sept 8- Oil prices were little changed on Friday as the international petroleum industry remains in the grip of Caribbean hurricanes which have pummeled the region for the last two weeks. Brent crude futures, the benchmark for oil prices outside the United States, were up 11 cents to $54.60 a barrel. Port and refinery closures along the Gulf coast and...

  • TOKYO, Sept 8- Asian shares edged up on Friday as investors kept a wary eye on another U.S. storm, while the dollar skidded after European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi suggested the bank may begin tapering its massive stimulus program this autumn. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan added 0.1 percent, but was still down 0.2 percent for...

  • PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos, Sept 7- R esidents of the Turks and Caicos Islands on Thursday hunkered down for Hurricane Irma, which has smashed through a string of Caribbean islands as one of the most powerful Atlantic storms in a century, killing at least 14 people en route to Florida. With winds of around 185 miles per hour, the storm the size of France has...

  • The largest e-commerce company said it intended to create "HQ2", a headquarters that would be a "full equal" to its Seattle office, Chief Executive Jeff Bezos said in a statement. Amazon was likely to land its second headquarters in a cheaper city than Seattle and score subsidies. Dallas, Houston, Toronto, St. Louis, Kentucky and Miami are a few that are committed to bid.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 7- Airlines are racing against the clock to clear as many customers as possible from the likely Florida path of Hurricane Irma, as social and political pressure mounted for carriers to play a bigger role in aiding evacuations. As the powerful storm threatened to rip through the Florida coast by Sunday, airlines ramped up the number of flights...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 7- Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi said on Thursday her office had received 45 complaints of inflated prices at Chevron Corp branded gasoline stations in the southern part of the state, as shortages worsened ahead of Hurricane Irma's expected U.S. landfall this weekend. The storm is expected to hit Florida on Sunday. Gasoline prices in Florida...

  • FPL, a subsidiary of NextEra Energy Inc, generates enough power for about 1.9 million homes at the Turkey Point and St. Lucie plants, which are both along Florida's Atlantic Coast, about 20 feet above sea level. The Energy Department said late on Thursday that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission expects Turkey Point to close on Friday evening and St. Lucie to shut...

  • CAP-HAITIEN, Haiti, Sept 7- The "extremely dangerous" Hurricane Irma raged offshore vulnerable Haiti on Thursday after devastating a string of Caribbean islands and killing at least 10 people as one of the most powerful Atlantic storms in a century took aim at the Turks and Caicos islands and Florida. With winds of around 185 miles per hour, the storm has smashed...

  • Sept 7- The American Red Cross will for the first time fly a drone to assess damage and funnel aid to areas of Houston flooded by Hurricane Harvey over the last two weeks, the agency and sponsors said on Thursday. The Red Cross is expected to be the largest U.S. non-profit aid group to employ the technology when it begins flights next week in a test program that could be...

  • Fuel becoming a massive issue in Florida

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis reports on Hurricane Irma and how it impacts seaports in the Florida region.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 7- The euro surged on Thursday after the European Central Bank indicated it was preparing to scale back its stimulus program, while gold rose to a one-year high after the U.S. dollar tumbled. The dollar index, which measures the greenback against a basket of six major rivals, fell as much as 1.1 percent to 91.405, its lowest since January 2015.

  • *Investors watching powerful Hurricane Irma. Sept 7- Wall Street ended little changed on Thursday after a moderate late-day rally as media stocks, which slumped on negative business updates from Walt Disney and Comcast, were offset by gains in healthcare shares. Investors were tracking Hurricane Irma, which was bearing down on Florida on the heels of...

  • As Hurricane Irma barrels through the Caribbean on its way to an expected landfall on Florida on Sunday, the Senate approved a measure 80 votes to 17 to more than double funding to $15.25 billion to FEMA and local block grants to handle natural disasters. "FEMA is stretched, and, of all things, FEMA runs out of money unless we act by tomorrow," Democrat Senator Bill...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 7- U.S. long-dated Treasury yields fell to 10- month lows on Thursday as U.S. jobless claims data and worries about the impact of hurricanes Irma and Harvey on the world's largest economy stoked safe-haven demand for government debt. Rates were further pressured overall by declines in German government bonds after the European Central Bank...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 7- Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi said on Thursday her office had received 45 complaints of inflated prices at Chevron Corp gasoline stations in the southern part of the state, as shortages worsened ahead of Hurricane Irma's expected U.S. landfall this weekend. The storm is expected to hit Florida on Sunday. Gasoline prices in Florida have...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 7- U.S. long-dated Treasury yields fell to 10- month lows on Thursday as U.S. jobless claims data and worries about the impact of hurricanes Irma and Harvey on the world's largest economy stoked safe-haven demand for government debt. Rates were further pressured overall by declines in German government bonds after the European Central Bank...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 7- U.S. long-dated Treasury yields fell to 10- month lows on Thursday as U.S. jobless claims data and worries about the impact of hurricanes Irma and Harvey on the world's largest economy stoked safe-haven demand for government debt. Rates were further pressured overall by declines in German government bonds after the European Central Bank...