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  • Sept 7- Equifax Inc, a provider of consumer credit scores, said on Thursday that personal details of as many as 143 million U.S. consumers were accessed by hackers between mid-May and July, in what could be one of the largest data breaches in the United States. Atlanta- based Equifax said in a statement that it discovered the breach on July 29. It said criminals...

  • 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.

  • Sept 7 (Reuters)- Equifax Inc, a provider of consumer credit scores, said personal details of as many as 143 million U.S. consumers were accessed by hackers between mid-May and July, in what could be one of the largest data breaches in the United States. "The sheer scope of the breach is extremely troubling," said Ryan Kalember, senior vice president of the...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Equifax also said personal information of certain UK and Canadian residents were also hacked. The Atlanta- based company it would work with UK and Canadian regulators to determine the next steps. Last December, Yahoo Inc said more than 1 billion user accounts was compromised in August 2013, while in 2014 e-commerce company EBay Inc had urged 145 million users to...

  • Sept 7- Amazon.com Inc said on Thursday it would build a $5 billion second headquarters in North America, kicking off a competition between cities and states to offer tax cuts and incentives that could bring 50,000 new jobs. The largest e-commerce company said it intended to create "HQ2", a headquarters that would be a "full equal" to its Seattle office, Chief...

  • 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- 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...

  • CAP-HAITIEN, Haiti, Sept 7- Hurricane Irma barreled toward 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 Florida. With winds of around 185 miles per hour, the storm has smashed through several small islands in the northeast Caribbean...

  • CAP-HAITIEN, Haiti, Sept 7- Hurricane Irma barreled toward 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 Florida. With winds of around 185 miles per hour, the storm has smashed through several small islands in the northeast Caribbean...

  • CHICAGO, Sept 7- U.S. corn futures on Thursday sagged 1.7 percent on technical selling and expectations of a U.S. bumper harvest that would enlarge the already massive global supply of the grain, traders said. But concerns that Hurricane Irma will cut production in southern states such as Georgia and North Carolina limited the sell-off in the soy complex.

  • As Hurricane Irma barrels through the Caribbean on its way to an expected landfall on Florida on Sunday, Senate Republicans agreed 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 Nelson said in a...

  • CHICAGO, Sept 7- U.S. corn futures on Thursday sagged 1.1 percent on technical selling and expectations of a U.S. bumper harvest that would enlarge the already massive global supply of the grain, traders said. Helping to underpin prices were concerns that Hurricane Irma will cut production in southern states such as Georgia and North Carolina.

  • Street scene in Fajardo, Puerto Rico, as Hurricane Irma hits, Sept. 6, 2017.

    Hurricane Irma, one of the most powerful Atlantic storms in a century, howled past Puerto Rico on Wednesday.

  • 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...

  • 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,...

  • BELGRADE- National Bank of Serbia interest rate decision. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 SYDNEY- Panel participation by Guy Debelle, deputy governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia, at the 2017 FINSIA Regulators Panel, Sydney 0300 GMT. SYDNEY- Reserve Bank of Australia Governor Philip Lowe will give speech at the Bank of China Sydney Branch's 75th Anniversary Celebration...

  • 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.