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  • *Two new hurricanes are in Caribbean. *Another hurricane heading for the Caribbean from Atlantic. Brent crude futures were up 28 cents at $54.48 a barrel by 1143 GMT, close to their highest since May 25.

  • *Hurricane Irma, which has killed eight people on the Caribbean island of Saint Martin, is likely to be downgraded to a Category 4 storm by the time it makes landfall in Florida, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Thursday. *Wall Street took a breather on Wednesday when President Donald Trump agreed to pass an extension of the U.S. debt limit until Dec. 15,...

  • Florida Gov. Rick Scott warns residents to take Irma seriously

    CNBC's Morgan Brennan reports officials are predicting Hurrricane Irene is going to be devastating to the Sunshine State and warns residents of the potential impact.

  • *Scene on Barbuda island is "total carnage"- prime minister. *Storm likely to hit Florida Saturday or Sunday. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Sept 7- Hurricane Irma killed eight people on the Caribbean island of Saint Martin and left Barbuda devastated on Thursday as one of the most powerful Atlantic storms in a century took aim at Florida.

  • How compensation funds are dispersed after a disaster: Kenneth Feinberg

    Kenneth Feinberg, Victims Compensation administrator, provides insight to the three ways insurance claims and donations are handled after a disaster.

  • Ports close as Florida braces for Irma

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis reports on preparations in the Sunshine State for monster storm Hurricane Irma.

  • The International Space Station’s external cameras captured a dramatic view of Hurricane Irma as it moved across the Atlantic Ocean Sept. 5.

    NBC Meteorologist Kalee Dionne has the latest update on Hurricane Irma as it makes its way towards Florida.

  • Darren Woods, CEO, ExxonMobil

    Exxon's CEO says he hopes to restart the second largest U.S. refinery and is taking steps to make sure Floridians have fuel for Irma.

  • *But two new hurricanes are in Caribbean. *Another hurricane heading for Caribbean from Atlantic. Brent crude futures were up 39 cents at $54.59 a barrel by 0921 GMT, close to their highest since May 25.

  • *Scene on Barbuda island is "total carnage"- prime minister. *Storm likely to hit Florida Saturday or Sunday. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Sept 7- Hurricane Irma killed eight people on the Caribbean island of Saint Martin and left Barbuda devastated on Thursday as one of the most powerful Atlantic storms in a century took aim at Florida.

  • LONDON, Sept 7- The euro climbed and stocks inched higher on Thursday, as markets waited to hear just how close the European Central Bank is to scaling back its more than 2 trillion euro stimulus programme. The was relief of sorts too after Donald Trump and U.S. Congress leaders struck a surprise deal to push a showdown on the country's debt limit back to December, and...

  • SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Sept 7- Hurricane Irma killed eight people on the Caribbean island of Saint Martin and also caused devastation on other islands on Thursday as one of the most powerful Atlantic storms in a century took aim at Florida. "It is an enormous disaster, 95 percent of the island is destroyed, I am in shock," Daniel Gibbs, chairman of a local council on Saint...

  • SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Sept 7- Hurricane Irma, one of the most powerful Atlantic storms in a century, killed eight people and plunged Puerto Rico into darkness on Thursday as it swept through Caribbean islands while aiming for Florida. The northernmost island, Barbuda, home to roughly 1,800 people, was "totally demolished," with 90 percent of all dwellings there...

  • *But two new hurricanes are in Caribbean. *Another hurricane heading for Caribbean from Atlantic. SINGAPORE, Sept 7- Oil prices dipped on Thursday over fears that Hurricane Irma in the Caribbean could interrupt crude shipments in and out of the United States, and as Libyan output began to recover from disruptions.

  • TOKYO, Sept 7- Japan's Nikkei share average rose on Thursday, pulling away from the previous session's four-month intraday lows after news of an agreement in Washington to raise the U.S. debt limit helped restore investors' risk appetites. Major U.S. stock indexes finished higher overnight after President Donald Trump forged a surprising deal with Democrats...

  • The euro maintained this week's slim gains ahead of the European Central Bank's policy meeting later in the day while oil prices were supported as U.S. Gulf Coast refineries restart in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. European shares are expected to rise, with spread-betters quoting a higher opening of 0.4 percent in Germany's DAX and 0.3 percent in France's CAC.

  • *But two new Hurricanes are in Caribbean. *Another hurricane heading for Caribbean from Atlantic. SINGAPORE, Sept 7- Oil prices dipped on Thursday over fears that Hurricane Irma in the Caribbean could interrupt crude shipments in and out of the United States, and as Libyan output began to recover from disruptions.

  • Toll is part of an army of more than 1,000 tow truck pilots contracted by Insurance Auto Auctions Inc, a unit of Carmel, Indiana- based KAR Auction Services Inc. Their job is to extricate vehicles swamped by Hurricane Harvey so insurance companies can begin the claims process. IAA set in motion a massive logistical operation in Houston before Harvey hit last...

  • Irma, the second powerful hurricane to approach the United States in as many weeks, was expected to make landfall in Florida by the weekend. American Airlines, the largest U.S. carrier by passenger traffic, said on Wednesday it would begin winding down operations in south Florida, including Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach, on Friday.

  • TOKYO, Sept 7- Japan's Nikkei share average rose on Thursday, pulling away from the previous session's four-month intraday lows after news of an agreement to extend the U.S. debt limit cheered Wall Street. Major U.S. stock indexes finished higher overnight, with the S&P 500 ending within 15 points of its record closing high, after President Donald Trump forged a...