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  • The catastrophic flooding in Houston, the fourth-largest U.S. city, could mean 2 percent fewer vehicles will be sold in August than previously expected, according to Edmunds.com. Auto loan applications in the Houston market have dropped roughly 80 percent since the storm came ashore on Friday, according to Cox Automotive's Dealertrack.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 29- Tropical Storm Harvey has already caused thousands of flight cancellations around Houston and could cripple regional aviation through the U.S. Since making landfall on Friday, the deadly storm has dumped several feet of rain on Houston and surrounding areas, forcing the temporary closure of three airports. The Houston airport authority has...

  • President Donald Trump arrived in Texas on Tuesday to survey the damage of Tropical Storm Harvey, the biggest natural disaster of his tenure, as record-setting rainfall lashed Houston and tens of thousands of people fled flooded homes. The slow-moving storm has brought catastrophic flooding to Texas, killing at least 11 people and paralyzing Houston, the...

  • Hurricane Harvey forcing over 9,000 people to take shelter at the Houston Convention Center

    The Houston Convention Center has nearly doubled its capacity as two reservoirs overflowed into nearby subdivisions Tuesday, forcing locals to evacuate.

  • Hurricane Harvey intensifies brewing flood-insurance crisis

    The impact of Hurricane Harvey intensifies an already brewing storm over U.S. federal flood insurance.

  • The catastrophic flooding in Houston, the fourth-largest U.S. city, could mean 2 percent fewer vehicles will be sold in August than previously expected, said Jessica Caldwell, executive director of industry analysis for Edmunds.com, in a statement. Auto loan applications in the Houston market have dropped roughly 80 percent since the storm came ashore on...

  • The catastrophic flooding in Houston, the fourth-largest U.S. city, could mean 2 percent fewer vehicles will be sold in August than previously expected, said Jessica Caldwell, executive director of industry analysis for Edmunds.com, in a statement. Auto loan applications in the Houston market have dropped roughly 80 percent since the storm came ashore on...

  • HOUSTON, Aug 29- Record rains and flooding from Tropical Storm Harvey triggered more oil refining outages in Texas on Tuesday, bringing the total offline to more than 16 percent of overall U.S. capacity as the storm took aim at plants along the Louisiana coast. The U.S. Gulf Coast is home to nearly half of domestic refining capacity, with some 5.6 million barrels per...

  • The slow-moving storm has brought record-breaking rains and catastrophic flooding to Texas, killed at least nine people, led to mass evacuations and paralyzed Houston, the fourth most-populous U.S. city. Officials in Harris County, where Houston is located, said reservoirs built to handle drainage water were beginning to overflow on Tuesday.

  • The catastrophic flooding in Houston, the fourth-largest U.S. city, could mean 2 percent fewer vehicles will be sold in August than previously expected, Jessica Caldwell, executive director of industry analysis for Edmunds.com, said in a statement. Auto loan applications in the Houston market have dropped roughly 80 percent since the storm came ashore on...

  • Aug 29- U.S. stocks rebounded from steep losses to trade slightly higher on Tuesday afternoon as investors shrugged off concerns over North Korea's latest missile test. The Dow Jones Industrial Average had dropped more than 100 points at the open as North Korea's missile test over Japan escalated tensions with the United States and triggered a flight to...

  • President Donald Trump arrived in Texas on Tuesday to survey the response to devastating Tropical Storm Harvey, the biggest natural disaster of his White House tenure, as officials in Houston struggled to manage the record-breaking rains. The slow-moving storm has brought catastrophic flooding to Texas, killed at least nine people, led to mass evacuations...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 29- Tropical Storm Harvey has already caused thousands of flight cancellations around Houston and flooding could cripple regional aviation through the U.S. The storm has dumped several feet of rain in Houston and the surrounding areas, forcing the temporary closure of three airports. Since Sunday, airlines have canceled more than 5,000 flights...

  • *Rebels attack oil pipeline in Colombia. *Oilfields in Libya shut by pipeline blockade. New York, Aug 29- Crude prices slipped more than 1.5 percent lower on Tuesday as the market grappled with the shutdown of more than 16 percent of refining capacity in the United States after a hurricane ripped through the heart of the country's oil industry.

  • President Donald Trump headed to Texas on Tuesday to survey the response to devastating Tropical Storm Harvey, the first major natural disaster of his White House tenure, as officials in Houston struggled to manage the record-breaking rains. The slow-moving storm has brought catastrophic flooding to Texas, killed at least nine people, led to mass...

  • HOUSTON, Aug 29- Heavy rains and flooding from Tropical Storm Harvey on Tuesday triggered more oil refining outages in Texas, bringing the total offline to more than 16 percent of overall U.S. capacity as the storm took aim at plants along the Louisiana coast. The storm had dropped back over the Gulf of Mexico on Monday, sending heavy rains from Houston through to...

  • HOUSTON, Aug 29- A levee along the Brazos River south of Houston breached on Tuesday due to heavy rains from Tropical Storm Harvey, forcing officials to call for residents to evacuate low-lying areas. Matt Sebesta, the chief administrator of Brazoria County, urged residents of the Columbia Lakes neighborhood to leave. Columbia Lakes is located about 50 miles...

  • Aug 29- U.S. stocks were largely unchanged in late-morning trading on Tuesday after sharply recovering from session lows as investors assessed President Donald Trump's response to the latest missile test by North Korea. The Dow Jones Industrial average dropped more than 100 points at open as North Korea's missile test over Japan escalated tensions with the...

  • Aug 29- Tropical Storm Harvey has set a rainfall record for tropical cyclones in the state of Texas, with 49.32 inches of rain observed at a location southeast of Houston, the National Weather Service said on Tuesday. The state's previous record was established in 1978 by cyclone Amelia, in Medina, Texas, according to the NWS. A total of 14 observed locales have seen...

  • HOUSTON, Aug 29- Officials in Brazoria County, outside Houston, warned on Twitter on Tuesday that a levee at Columbia Lakes had been breached by floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey and urged any residents who had not already evacuated the area to leave immediately.