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  • *But two new Hurricanes are in Caribbean. *Another hurricane is heading for Caribbean from Atlantic. SINGAPORE, Sept 7- Oil prices held steady on Thursday, supported by rising demand from the United States where Gulf Coast refineries are restarting in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.

  • SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Sept 6- Hurricane Irma, one of the most powerful Atlantic storms in a century, howled past Puerto Rico on Wednesday after thrashing several smaller Caribbean islands with tree-snapping winds, drenching rains and pounding surf on a collision course with Florida. Irma, with top sustained winds of 185 miles per hour, was on track to reach Florida...

  • WASHINGTON/ ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE, Sept 6- P resident Donald Trump forged a surprising deal with Democrats in Congress on Wednesday to extend the U.S. debt limit and provide government funding until Dec. 15, embracing his political adversaries and blindsiding fellow Republicans in a rare bipartisan accord. Trump, living up to his reputation for unpredictability,...

  • The euro maintained this week's slim gains ahead of the European Central Bank's policy event later in the day while oil prices were supported after U.S. Gulf Coast refineries reopened. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan gained 0.3 percent while Japan's Nikkei rose 0.6 percent. Trump forged a surprising deal with Democrats in...

  • SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Sept 6- Hurricane Irma, one of the most powerful Atlantic storms in a century, howled past Puerto Rico on Wednesday after thrashing several smaller Caribbean islands with roof-ripping winds, drenching rains and pounding surf on a collision course with Florida. At least four people were reported killed on four different islands by Irma,...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 6- Gasoline stations around Florida struggled to keep up with demand from customers anxious to fill tanks as Hurricane Irma approached, with some locations running out of supply on Wednesday. Some convenience stores are out of fuel as delivery trucks wait three to four hours to get cargoes from Port Everglades, the main supply source for the...

  • SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Sept 6- Hurricane Irma, one of the most powerful Atlantic storms in a century, howled past Puerto Rico on Wednesday after thrashing several smaller Caribbean islands with roof-ripping winds, drenching rains and pounding surf on a collision course with Florida. A second storm-related fatality, that of a surfer, was reported on Barbados and...

  • CHICAGO/ NEW YORK, Sept 6- Hurricane Irma sent farmers and food companies scrambling to protect processing facilities, farm fields and animal herds in the South and Southeastern parts of the United States on Wednesday. Florida sugar and citrus processors rushed to secure rail cars and equipment that could be crushed, blocked or turned into flying projectiles.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 6- President Donald Trump forged a surprising deal with Democrats in Congress on Wednesday to extend the U.S. debt limit and provide government funding until Dec. 15, embracing his political adversaries and blindsiding fellow Republicans in a rare bipartisan accord. Trump, living up to his reputation for unpredictability, met at the White...

  • Irma, the second powerful hurricane to approach the United States in as many weeks, was expected to make landfall in Florida by the weekend, and as of Wednesday, it had already pummeled islands in the Caribbean with rain, pounding winds and surging surf. American Airlines, the largest U.S. carrier by passenger traffic, on Wednesday said it would begin winding down...

  • Irma, the second powerful hurricane to approach the United States in as many weeks, was expected to make landfall in Florida by the weekend, and as of Wednesday, it had already pummeled islands in the Caribbean with rain, pounding winds and surging surf. American Airlines, the largest U.S. carrier by passenger traffic, on Wednesday said it would begin winding down...

  • These travel stocks could be ripe for a rebound after Hurricane Irma

    NBC News' Mariana Atencio reports on Florida preparing for Hurricane Irma. The “Fast Money” traders discuss the travel stocks getting hit in response.

  • *Irma hits Caribbean islands; Florida braces for weekend landfall. *Jose strengthens into a hurricane, heads for Caribbean- NHC. But traders remained wary of Hurricane Irma, ranked as one of the five most powerful Atlantic hurricanes in the last 80 years, which was passing over the northernmost Virgin Islands on Wednesday afternoon and headed toward Florida at...

  • Why Hurricane Irma is having an extraordinary impact at Florida's gas stations

    Hurricane Irma's uncertain path is causing a statewide run on gasoline, making it difficult for distributors to resupply stations.

  • Noel Garcia and Mike Ehlis (L-R) put plywood over windows of Noel's business as they prepare for Hurricane Irma on September 6, 2017 in Miami, Florida.

    The insurance industry has about $700 billion in surplus ready to pay claims, Insurance Information Institute CEO Sean Kevelighan told CNBC.

  • A file photo of a NetJets plane

    Private jet companies are seeing a surge in demand from wealthy Florida residents scrambling to leave before Hurricane Irma.

  • Motorists head north of Key Largo, Fla., on US 1, in anticipation of Hurricane Irma, Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017. Keys officials announced a mandatory evacuation Wednesday for visitors, with residents being told to leave the next day.

    Just a week after Harvey devastated parts of Texas, another deadly storm is heading toward Florida.

  • *Positive news from Washington overtakes fears about N.Korea, hurricane. *Oil prices rise as Hurricane Irma heads toward Florida. NEW YORK, Sept 6- U.S. shares rose on Wednesday and the dollar gained against the safe-haven Japanese yen as upbeat news out of Washington helped mitigate investors' concerns about North Korea's nuclear weapons tests and a major...

  • Irma hits Caribbean islands; Florida braces for weekend landfall. NEW YORK, Sept 6- Oil prices rose more than 1 percent on Wednesday as strong global refining margins and the reopening of U.S. Gulf Coast refineries provided a more bullish outlook after sharp drops due to Hurricane Harvey. But traders remained wary of Hurricane Irma, ranked as one of the five most...

  • *Positive news out of Washington overtakes fears about North Korea, hurricane. *Oil prices rise as Hurricane Irma heads to Caribbean. NEW YORK, Sept 6- U.S. shares rose on Wednesday and the dollar gained against the safe-haven Japanese yen as upbeat news out of Washington helped mitigate investors' concerns about North Korea's nuclear weapons tests and a major...