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  • Investors unloaded equities and other risky assets last week on concern about the potential for massive damage from Hurricane Irma and tension between North Korea and the United States and its allies over Pyongyang's nuclear weapons program. Safe-haven buying of Treasuries knocked the benchmark 10- year yield to a 10- month low, just above 2 percent on...

  • Sept 13- About 5 million customers, or about 10 million people, were without power on Wednesday morning in Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas after Hurricane Irma, down from a peak of over 7.8 million customers on Monday, local utilities said. NextEra Energy Inc-owned FPL, which serves nearly 5 million homes and businesses, expects to restore essentially all of its...

  • Sept 12- Power outages from Hurricane Irma dropped to about 5.8 million customers in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Alabama by Tuesday afternoon, down from a peak of over 7.4 million late Monday, according to utilities in the affected region. FPL said it expects to restore essentially all of its customers in the eastern portion of the state by...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 12- Some 5.8 million homes and businesses in Florida and nearby states still had no power on Tuesday after the pummeling from Hurricane Irma, as utility companies scrambled to get the lights back on in one of the biggest power restoration efforts in U.S. history. Major utilities in Florida- including NextEra Energy Inc's Florida Power& Light, Duke...

  • The No. 3 U.S. railroad said customers should still expect delays for traffic moving into and out of Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina due to power outages linked to Hurricane Irma. CSX said it expects to resume rail service to Tampa on Wednesday night, while its route from Jacksonville to Orlando was still being evaluated with no timetable for...

  • Sept 12- Energy infrastructure companies in the Caribbean and southeastern United States were beginning to restart on Tuesday after shutdowns due to Hurricane Irma. Irma was downgraded to a tropical depression on Monday and would likely dissipate Tuesday evening, the National Hurricane Center said. Buckeye Partners LP said it aims to resume normal...

  • CSX SAYS DELAYS ARE EXPECTED FOR TRAFFIC MOVING INTO/OUT OF FLORIDA, GEORGIA, NORTH AND SOUTH CAROLINA DUE TO COMMERCIAL POWER OUTAGES HINDERING FULL RECOVERY.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 12- The U.S. International Trade Commission said on Tuesday it was launching a probe into imports of solar panels, in a case watched closely by the solar installation industry, which has seen panel prices rise partly from concern that tariffs could double their cost. The commission said it would issue a preliminary finding by Sept. 22 on whether...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 12- Some 6.1 million homes and businesses in Florida and nearby states still had no power on Tuesday after the pummeling from Hurricane Irma, as utility companies scrambled to get the lights back on in one of the biggest power restoration efforts in U.S. history. Major utilities in Florida- including NextEra Energy Inc's Florida Power& Light, Duke...

  • Sept 12- Power outages from Hurricane Irma dropped to about 6.1 million in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Alabama by Tuesday afternoon, down from a peak over 7.4 million late Monday, according to local utilities. FPL said it expects to restore essentially all of its customers in the eastern portion of Florida by the weekend and the harder-hit...

  • Hurricane Irma@ Sept 12- Energy infrastructure companies in the Caribbean and southeastern United States were beginning to restart on Tuesday after shutdowns due to Hurricane Irma. Buckeye Partners LP said it aims to resume normal operations its Bahamas crude oil and fuel terminal, also known as Borco, on Tuesday after Hurricane Irma rampaged through the...

  • A woman exits a Miami store still without power two days after Hurricane Irma passed through the area on September 12, 2017.

    Some 6.7 million homes and businesses in Florida and nearby states still had no power on Tuesday after the pummeling from Hurricane Irma.

  • Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and the Federal Trade Commission. Senator Heidi Heitkamp, a Democrat who sits on the Senate Banking Committee, said it was "disturbing" that it appeared executives sold nearly $2 million worth of company stock in the time between learning of a sweeping hacker intrusion and making it public. On Monday, Senator Orrin Hatch, who...

  • Sept 12- Norfolk Southern Corp said on Tuesday some rail routes closed by Hurricane Irma were being restored to service as it was safe to do so, and has started to run trains accordingly. Norfolk Southern has opened origin facility gates for shipments destined to Charleston, South Carolina, though gates remained closed to traffic destined for Jacksonville,...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 12- Some 6.7 million homes and businesses in Florida and nearby states still had no power on Tuesday after the pummeling from Hurricane Irma, as utility companies scrambled to get the lights back on in one of the biggest power restoration efforts in U.S. history. Major utilities in Florida- including NextEra Energy Inc's Florida Power& Light, Duke...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 12- Power outages from Hurricane Irma in Florida and nearby states declined to about 6.9 million customers on Tuesday from a peak over 7.4 million late Monday as utilities organized one of the biggest restoration efforts in U.S. history. Some customers in the hardest hit areas of Florida, however, will likely have to wait weeks before their lights...

  • FLORIDA CITY/ MARCO ISLAND, Fla., Sept 12- Florida began allowing some residents to return to their homes hammered by Hurricane Irma on Tuesday, but officials warned that it would take a long time to repair the damage wrought by high winds and pounding surf, particularly in the Keys archipelago. Irma, which had rampaged through the Caribbean as one of the most...

  • Sen. David Perdue: We have to simplifiy individual tax code

    Sen. David Perdue (R-Ga.) weighs in on President Trump's deal with Democrats to raise the debt ceiling, and the importance of implementing tax reform so the economy can begin to "turn."

  • Sen. David Perdue: Water and wind the big story in Georgia

    Georgia is digginng out today, says Sen. David Perdue (R-Ga.), talking about the impact of Hurricane Irma on his state, and weighs in on disaster relief for his state.

  • *Parts of Florida Keys to re-open to residents. FLORIDA CITY/ MARCO ISLAND, Fla., Sept 12- Florida allowed some residents to return to their shuttered homes and reopened several airports on Tuesday after Hurricane Irma's pounding winds and storm surges ripped through the state, prompting the evacuation of 6.5 million people. Local authorities told around 90,000...