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  • Aug 31- Union Pacific Corp said on Thursday that workers completed repairs on some rail infrastructure to the north and south of storm-battered Houston, but many routes in southern Texas were still being inspected, in some cases by helicopters and drones. Major U.S. railroads have warned that it could be a long time before normal operations resume in the Houston...

  • Aug 31- United Parcel Service Inc said on Thursday it resumed operations some parts of Corpus Christi, and Austin, Texas, that it had halted as Hurricane Harvey barreled down on the U.S. Gulf Coast. UPS, the world's largest package delivery company, has restored service to more than 150 zip codes in Texas over the last 24 hours though operations remained at a...

  • CALGARY, Alberta, Aug 31- Canada's National Energy Board will hold a series of public hearings beginning this year to determine the route for Kinder Morgan Inc's Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, the regulator said on Thursday. When asked if the hearings would result in delays for Trans Mountain, Steedman said: "Some areas, there may be either negotiations or...

  • US President Donald Trump homeland security adviser Tom Bossert speaks during the White House Daily Briefing in Washington, DC, on August 31, 2017.

    The briefing comes a day after President Donald Trump touted the need for a big tax-reform bill.

  • Aug 31- Cash has begun flowing again from the Federal Reserve's steel and cement vault in Houston, heading for banks in the hurricane-ravaged region after several days of flooding halted armored-truck deliveries and stranded employees overnight. The first truck re-started deliveries on Wednesday, joining a fleet of others making emergency trips from the...

  • Aug 31- Three days before Hurricane Harvey hit Texas, hardware retailer Home Depot Inc received an alert from a weather service and activated its disaster-response plan to get supplies to those in the storm's path, while turning a profit, too. By Aug. 31, Home Depot had sent about 700 truckloads of supplies to its Texas stores in the path of the hurricane.

  • In the U.S. energy hub of Houston, which was paralyzed by the storm earlier in the week, firefighters conducted a block-by-block search of homes to rescue stranded survivors and recover bodies. The flooding also caused a series of explosions at a chemical factory northeast of Houston, where officials warned that more blasts were likely to come.

  • Union Pacific also said switching operations will begin over the next two days in its primary rail freight yards in the Houston area, Englewood and Settegast, and said it was allowing some freight to move at some locations in the Houston area.

  • UNION PACIFIC CORP SAYS IT IS ALLOWING FREIGHT TO MOVE AT SOME LOCATIONS IN THE HOUSTON AREA.

  • UNION PACIFIC CORP SAYS SWITCHING OPERATIONS WILL BEGIN OVER THE NEXT TWO DAYS IN PRIMARY RAIL FREIGHT YARDS IN THE HOUSTON AREA.

  • UNION PACIFIC CORP SAYS REPAIRS COMPLETED BETWEEN HOUSTON AND BRYAN, TEXAS, AND BETWEEN HOUSTON AND ANGLETON, TEXAS.

  • *Europe, Asia traders rush to reroute cargoes to Americas. HOUSTON/ NEW YORK, Aug 31- Tropical Storm Harvey's effect on the energy industry spread worldwide as flooded U.S. refiners and closed fuel pipelines threatened to squeeze national supply, roiling global fuel markets and rerouting millions of barrels of fuel to the Americas to avert shortages.

  • BEAUMONT, Texas, Aug 31- Soldiers and police in helicopters and special high-water trucks on Thursday rescued thousands of Texans stranded by floodwater dumped by Hurricane Harvey, which killed at least 35 people as it drenched the Gulf Coast this week. In the U.S. energy hub of Houston, which was paralyzed by the storm earlier in the week, firefighters conducted a...

  • Aug 31- United Parcel Service Inc said on Thursday it has resumed operations in Austin and some parts of Corpus Christi, Texas, that were halted due to Hurricane Harvey, though they were still closed in the Houston area. UPS, the world's largest package delivery company, closed operations and ceased delivery to huge swaths of Texas and Louisiana as Hurricane...

  • Aug 31- United Parcel Service Inc said on Thursday it resumed operations in Austin and some parts of Corpus Christi, Texas, that were halted due to Hurricane Harvey, though operations remained closed in the storm-battered Houston area.

  • UNITED PARCEL SERVICE INC SAYS OPERATIONS REMAIN HALTED IN HOUSTON AREA DUE TO HURRICANE HARVEY.

  • DETROIT, Aug 31- Houston area car retailers and automakers are rushing to reopen dealerships and beef up inventory to replace many thousands of vehicles damaged in flooding from Hurricane Harvey. Group 1 thus lost a "relatively small percentage" of inventory and reopened its roughly 25 dealerships in the Houston and Beaumont area by Thursday.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 31- The U.S. Energy Department said on Thursday it would release a second batch of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve totaling 1 million barrels as Tropical Storm Harvey's disruption of the petroleum industry has spiked motor fuel prices. Harvey shut down about a quarter of the country's refining output after it lashed Houston with...

  • CROSBY, Texas/ BEAUMONT, Texas, Aug 31- Explosions at a chemical plant near Houston posed a fresh worry for storm-battered Texas on Thursday while rescuers searched block by block for survivors of Hurricane Harvey and the death toll rose to 35 people. Portions of the state's southeastern coast, including Beaumont and Port Arthur, remained severely flooded, even...

  • DETROIT, Aug 31- Houston area car retailers and automakers are rushing to reopen dealerships and beef up inventory to replace many thousands of vehicles damaged in flooding from Hurricane Harvey. Group 1 thus lost a "relatively small percentage" of inventory and reopened its roughly 25 dealerships in the Houston and Beaumont area by Thursday.