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  • NEW YORK— StoryCorps is hoping people give their social media apps a break for a few minutes this Thanksgiving and instead use one designed for listening. The nonprofit oral history project on Thursday announced the 2017 edition of its Great Thanksgiving Listen, which calls for high school students to record a conversation with an elder over the holiday...

  • JUDABERG, Norway, Sept 21- The Norwegian island of Finnoey has the highest density of electric cars in the world. Twenty-nine percent of all new car registrations in Norway were fully electric or plug-in hybrids last year, according to the International Energy Agency, far ahead of the Netherlands in second on 6.4 percent and Sweden in third on 3.4.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 21- Zenefits, the software startup that has faced a number of regulatory penalties, said on Thursday it is changing its business to provide software to insurance brokers. Its first customer is Atlanta- based broker OneDigital. Chief Executive Jay Fulcher, who in February became Zenefits' third CEO in a year, said Zenefits' expertise is in...

  • JUDABERG, Norway, Sept 21- The Norwegian island of Finnoey has the highest density of electric cars in the world. Twenty-nine percent of all new car registrations in Norway were fully electric or plug-in hybrids last year, according to the International Energy Agency, far ahead of the Netherlands in second on 6.4 percent and Sweden in third on 3.4.

  • A first time voter, walks up to polling booth to cast her vote at a polling station set-up at Watts Towers Arts Center on November 8, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.

    Evidence of Russia's interference in the 2016 U.S. election is changing voting machine practices, USA Today reports.

  • But a surge in domestic natural gas production, billions of dollars in cost overruns on new projects, Japan's Fukushima accident in 2011, and multiple plant closures have the industry on its heels again. The U.S. Department of Energy expects nuclear's percentage of the power mix to drop to 11 percent by 2050 from the current 20 percent, and many reactors to close.

  • Irma, one of the most powerful Atlantic Ocean storms on record, hit several islands in the northern Caribbean before barrelling into Florida's Gulf Coast, causing further destruction. Residential flood loss from Hurricane Irma is expected to be between $25- $38 billion, Corelogic said, adding that the figure included storm surge, inland and flash flooding in...

  • NEW YORK— In filing for bankruptcy, Toys R Us joins a list of dozens of store chains that have done so already this year as online leader Amazon increasingly exerts its influence over a huge part of the retailing world. Like so many retailers that find it harder to co-exist with Amazon, analysts say Toys R Us needs to improve its online services and offering special...

  • PONCE, Puerto Rico, Sept 18- Hurricane Maria, the second Category 5 storm to hit the Caribbean this month, plowed into the small island nation of Dominica on Monday with roof-ripping fury on a collision course with the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico later this week. Less than 90 minutes later, the center of the storm, described by the NHC as "potentially...

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, Sept 18- New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Monday that he wants credit-reporting firms to comply with the state's cyber-security regulations, the latest government official to crack down on the industry in the wake of the massive Equifax hack. Equifax's legal woes worsened as the U.S Attorney's office in Atlanta issued a statement...

  • PONCE, Puerto Rico, Sept 18- The fourth major Atlantic hurricane of the year plowed into the small Caribbean island of Dominica on Monday as a rare, Category 5 storm and will likely bring its roof-ripping winds, torrential rain and pounding surf later in the week to the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Less than 90 minutes later, the center of the storm, described by...

  • PONCE, Puerto Rico, Sept 18- The fourth major Atlantic hurricane of the year, Maria, strengthened into a rare Category 5 storm, as it churned through the eastern Caribbean, bearing down on the tiny island nation of Dominica while on a likely collision course with the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. The center of the storm, described by the NHC as "potentially...

  • BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Sept 18- The fourth major Atlantic hurricane of the year, Maria, gathered strength on Monday as it churned through the eastern Caribbean, bearing down on the tiny island nation of Dominica while on a likely collision course with the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico. The center of the storm located about 45 miles east-southeast of Dominica as of 5...

  • BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Sept 18- A rapidly strengthening Hurricane Maria barreled towards the eastern Caribbean islands with 125 mile-per-hour winds on Monday, threatening the region with its second major storm this month. Officials from French-controlled Martinique to the U.S. Virgin Islands warned residents to prepare for the storm, now ranked by U.S....

  • BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Sept 18- A string of eastern Caribbean islands faced their second major storm of the month on Monday as Hurricane Maria barreled toward them with 120 mile-per-hour winds, heavy rains and dangerous storm surges. Officials on islands from French-controlled Martinique to the U.S. Virgin Islands warned residents to prepare for the storm,...

  • Andrew Cuomo on Monday proposed tougher state regulations for credit reporting agencies such as Equifax in the wake of the massive hacking of the Atlanta- based company's computers. The proposal, first reported Monday by The New York Times, would require Equifax, Experian and similar firms to adhere to the same consumer protection rules the state imposes on...

  • Santee Cooper CEO Lonnie Carter questioned whether it makes sense to sell parts off for a portion of what they're worth, to reduce debt now, only to have to buy them at full cost later. The state-owned utility and private South Carolina Electric& Gas abandoned construction of two new reactors at V.C. Summer Nuclear Station on July 31 after jointly spending nearly...

  • Based on the number of individuals each customer represents, that, however, still leaves about 3.2 million people sweltering in the Florida and Georgia heat without air conditioning. NextEra Energy Inc's FPL, which serves nearly 5 million homes and businesses, has said it expects to restore power to essentially all customers in the eastern portion of Florida...

  • Oracle Corp., down $4.05 to $48.74. Nucor Corp., down 46 cents to $53.50. Fiesta Restaurant Group Inc., up $1.20 to $18.15.

  • Based on the number of individuals each customer represents, that, however, still leaves about 3.5 million people sweltering in the Florida and Georgia heat without air conditioning. NextEra Energy Inc's FPL, which serves nearly 5 million homes and businesses, said it expects to restore power to essentially all customers in the eastern portion of Florida by...