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  • HOUSTON, Aug 30- Tropical Storm Harvey was set to make landfall again on Wednesday near the Texas- Louisiana border, adding more precipitation after a record rainfall that has caused catastrophic flooding and paralyzed the city of Houston. Harvey was expected to produce an additional 6 to 12 inches of rain to the north and east of Houston as it moves into...

  • HOUSTON, Aug 28- Tropical Storm Harvey was set to dump more rain on Houston on Monday, worsening flooding that has paralyzed the country's fourth-largest city, forced thousands to flee surrounding counties and swelled rivers to levels not seen in centuries. Schools, airports and office buildings in Houston were ordered shut on Monday as scores of roads turned...

  • HOUSTON, Aug 28- Tropical Storm Harvey was set to dump more rain on Houston on Monday, worsening flooding that has paralyzed the country's fourth biggest city, forced thousands to flee surrounding counties and swollen rivers to levels not seen in centuries. Authorities ordered more than 50,000 people to leave parts of Fort Bend County, about 35 miles southwest...

  • HOUSTON, Aug 28- Tropical Storm Harvey was set to dump more rain on Houston on Monday, worsening flooding that has paralyzed the country's fourth biggest city, forced thousands to flee and swollen rivers to levels not seen in centuries. Authorities ordered more than 50,000 people to leave parts of Fort Bend County, about 35 miles southwest of Houston as the Brazos...

  • HOUSTON, Aug 28- Tropical Storm Harvey was set to dump more rain on Houston on Monday, adding to catastrophic flooding that paralyzed the fourth most populous U.S. city and prompted mass evacuations in nearby counties as rivers hit crests not seen for centuries. Schools, airports and office buildings in Houston were ordered shut on Monday as scores of roads were...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 27- Flood damage in Texas from Hurricane Harvey may equal that from 2005' s Hurricane Katrina, the costliest natural disaster in U.S. history, said an insurance research group on Sunday. As heavy rain pounded Houston and Texas's coastal counties, the Insurance Information Institute said it was still too soon to make precise estimates of the damage...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 27- Flood damage in Texas from Hurricane Harvey may equal that from 2005' s Hurricane Katrina, the costliest natural disaster in U.S. history, said an insurance research group on Sunday. As heavy rain pounded Houston and Texas's coastal counties, the Insurance Information Institute said it was still too soon to make precise estimates of the damage...

  • Following are the deadliest hurricanes to make landfall in the United States since 1851, the earliest year for which the National Weather Service keeps such data:. It killed at least 8,000 people, according to the National Weather Service. An estimated 2,500 people died, but the figure could be as high as 3,000, according to the National Weather Service.

  • The company's aggressive legal gambit shows the risks that Venezuela faces in moving funds through the U.S. financial system, which is crucial for the country to pay its bondholders, amid increased pressure from the United States. The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York issued a writ of execution on July 26 in favor of Crystallex against...

  • MASSENA, New York/ JACKSON HOLE, Wyoming, Aug 24- A fter a turbulent year of anti-globalization backlash, central bankers still argue open borders and free trade are the key to more jobs, growth and prosperity. That means addressing the concerns of people like Grace Paige, a grandmother of seven from the struggling St. Lawrence County in northern New York state.

  • MASSENA, New York/ JACKSON HOLE, Wyoming, Aug 24- A fter a turbulent year of anti-globalization backlash, central bankers still argue open borders and free trade are the key to more jobs, growth and prosperity. That means addressing the concerns of people like Grace Paige, a grandmother of seven from the struggling St. Lawrence County in northern New York state.

  • MASSENA, New York/ JACKSON HOLE, Wyoming, Aug 24- A fter a turbulent year of anti-globalization backlash, central bankers still argue open borders and free trade are the key to more jobs, growth and prosperity. That means addressing the concerns of people like Grace Paige, a grandmother of seven from the struggling St. Lawrence County in northern New York state.

  • The verdict in U.S. District Court in Jackson, Mississippi, is a blow to thousands of patients with similar allegations against the drugmaker. In the latest case, plaintiff Dora Mingo claimed she suffered acute gastrointestinal bleeding after she was treated with Xarelto for a month in 2015 to prevent blood clotting following an operation.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 16- A sale of oil and gas leases in U.S. waters in the Gulf of Mexico generated $121.14 million in high bids for 90 tracts covering 508,096 acres, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said on Wednesday. Twenty-seven companies participated, submitting 99 bids totaling $137 million, the Interior Department said in a statement. The sale was the largest in...

  • HOUSTON, Aug 16- Major oil producers pushed up high bids at a Gulf of Mexico offshore auction to $121 million on Wednesday, a nearly seven-fold increase from a year ago, as their return to deep water exploration gained momentum. This compared with $18 million in high bids at the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management's Outer Continental Shelf auction last summer.

  • Aug 15- South Carolina sued Purdue Pharma LP on Tuesday, becoming the latest state or local government to accuse the OxyContin maker of deceptive marketing practices that have contributed to a national opioid addiction epidemic. The lawsuit by South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson, filed in Richland County Court of Common Pleas in Columbia, accuses the...

  • Aug 15- South Carolina sued Purdue Pharma LP on Tuesday, becoming the latest state or local government to accuse the OxyContin maker of deceptive marketing practices that have contributed to a national opioid addiction epidemic. The lawsuit by South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson, filed in Richland County Court of Common Pleas in Columbia, accuses the...

  • Aug 10- The formerly staid, predictable world of utilities investing faces a revolution as the price of solar and wind energy plunges, creating new winners and losers. Average whole life project costs for large wind and solar generation in the United States are now less than for coal or nuclear and about the same as natural gas, according to a study of tax...

  • TOKYO, Aug 10- Toyota Motor Corp will push back the start of operations at its scheduled new plant in Mexico, to the first half of 2020 from the initial plan of 2019, the company said on Thursday. Toyota said the delay was necessary to adjust its supply chain in Mexico to produce the truck-based Tacoma pickup model instead of the Corolla compact car.

  • Aug 8- New Hampshire sued OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP on Tuesday, joining several state and local governments in accusing the drugmaker of engaging in deceptive marketing practices that have helped fuel a national opioid addiction epidemic. The lawsuit by New Hampshire, which was not among those settled, said Purdue has continued to benefit from its...