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  • WASHINGTON, Sept 11- The family of the driver of a Tesla Model S who was killed in a May 2016 crash while using the car's semi-autonomous driving system said on Monday the car was not to blame for the crash. The statement from the family of Joshua Brown, released by a law firm, comes a day before the National Transportation Safety Board is set to hold a hearing in...

  • Sept 11- U.S. stocks rallied broadly on Monday as Irma was downgraded to a tropical storm, easing concerns about its impact on economic growth, and as North Korea refrained from any missile tests over the weekend as feared. Irma, once ranked as one of the most powerful hurricane recorded in the Atlantic, was downgraded to a tropical storm in the morning, but still...

  • Orlando theme parks assessing hurricane damage

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports on how theme parks like Walt Disney World and Universal Studios have been affected by Hurricane Irma.

  • HOUSTON, Sept 11- Even as Texas continues to marshal crews to handle Hurricane Harvey debris, Irma's move up the west coast of Florida on Monday promises to stress the effort and leave a combined bill near or topping the multi-billion dollar tab for Katrina, the largest to date. Throughout the weekend, disaster specialist AshBritt Inc, DRC Emergency Services and...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 11- Shares of U.S. and European insurers jumped on Monday, with companies particularly exposed to Florida posting sharp gains, as the losses from powerful storm Irma were seen as being less severe than feared. Shares of Florida insurers Heritage Insurance Holdings Inc, HCI Group Inc and Universal Insurance Holdings Inc all rose about 15 percent,...

  • *Insured losses from Irma seen as high as $40 billion. MONACO, Sept 11- Insured losses in the United States from Hurricane Irma could total $40 billion, according to one risk forecaster, and though that was less than earlier projections, the elite of the insurance world convening in this sunny resort were reluctant to signal relief. AIR Worldwide forecast on Monday...

  • Tampa Electric CEO: 45% of our customers are without power

    Gordon Gillette, Tampa Electric president & CEO, discusses the efforts to get power back to the millions without it in Florida.

  • *5.8 million without power across Florida. MIAMI/ KISSIMMEE, Fla., Sept 11- Downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm, Irma flooded several northern Florida cities with heavy rain and a high storm surge on Monday as it headed out of the state after cutting power to millions and ripping roofs off homes. Irma, once ranked as one of the most powerful hurricanes...

  • TORONTO, Sept 11- The Canadian dollar edged higher on Monday against its U.S. counterpart, supported by further gains in Canada's bond yields after the country's central bank surprised some investors last week by raising interest rates. Investors had expected that the Bank of Canada would wait until October to hike again after it increased rates in July for the...

  • *Saudi Arabia, Venezuela, Kazakhstan, UAE discuss deal extension. LONDON, Sept 11- Oil prices dropped on Monday on concerns that Hurricane Irma's pounding of heavily populated areas of Florida could dent oil demand in the world's top oil-consuming nation. Irma knocked out power to nearly 5.8 million Florida homes and businesses on Sunday after millions were...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 11- The dollar edged higher on Monday on relief that Hurricane Irma weakened to a tropical storm and North Korea did not conduct a nuclear test over the weekend as feared. The index had hit a more than 2-1/ 2- year low of 91.011 on Friday as investors fretted about the short-term impact of Hurricane Irma on the U.S. economy and worried about simmering...

  • HAVANA, Sept 11- Hurricane Irma seriously damaged Cubas already dilapidated sugar industry and flooded and flattened an extensive area of sugar cane, state-run media reported on Monday. The monster storm spent three days traversing most of the islands northern coast, from east to west, with particular force in the sugar-producing provinces of central Cuba,...

  • Sept 11- Hurricane Irma knocked out power to about 5.8 million homes and businesses in Florida, even as the storm weakened as it crept up the state's west coast, according to state officials and local electric utilities. Irma hit Florida on Sunday morning as a dangerous Category 4 hurricane, the second-highest level on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale.

  • Residents pose for photos at the Sunshine Village mobile home community ahead of the arrival of Hurricane Irma September 9, 2017 in Davie, Florida.

    The forecast for Hurricane Irma is dire. Still, some will ignore evacuation orders, Vox reports.

  • Sept 11- Wall Street was sharply higher on Monday morning in a broad rally led by technology and financial stocks, especially insurers, on relief that Irma weakened to a tropical storm and North Korea did not conduct a nuclear test as feared. Irma pounded heavily populated areas of central Florida over the weekend, but gradually lost strength and was downgraded...

  • Irma inflicts 'minor damage' on Tampa Bay port: CEO

    Paul Anderson, Port of Tampa Bay president & CEO talks about the impact Hurricane Irma is having on one of Florida's biggest and busiest ports.

  • Irma threatens Florida's tourism industry

    Hurricane Irma's path of destruction up Florida's Gulf Coast threatens to disrupt a thriving state tourism industry just months ahead of the busy winter travel season.

  • *5.8 million without power across Florida. TAMPA, Fla.,/ MIAMI, Sept 11- Downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm, Irma flooded several northern Florida cities with heavy rain and high storm surge on Monday as it headed out of the state after cutting power to millions and ripping roofs off homes. Irma, once ranked as one of the most powerful hurricanes recorded in...

  • Sept 11- Delta Air Lines Inc said it would cancel about 800 flights on Monday as it braces for Tropical Storm Irma at its Atlanta hub. "Hurricane Irma is expected to bring to the Atlanta hub strong crosswinds that exceed operating limits on select mainline and regional aircraft," Delta said on Monday. The No. 2 U.S. airline by passenger traffic, whose business is...

  • *Saudi Arabia, Venezuela, Kazakhstan, UAE discuss deal extension. LONDON, Sept 11- Oil prices edged lower on Monday on concerns that Hurricane Irma's pounding of heavily populated areas of Florida could dent oil demand in the world's top oil consuming nation. Irma is forecast to weaken to a tropical storm over northern Florida or southern Georgia later on Monday.