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  • SEOUL/ TOKYO, Sept 15- North Korea fired a missile over Japan and far out into the Pacific Ocean on Friday for the second time in under a month, again challenging the United States and other world powers to rein in Pyongyang's missile and nuclear programs. Amid international condemnations of the test, the U.N. Security Council was to meet later in the day to discuss...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 14- The U.S. Federal Trade Commission said on Thursday it was investigating Equifax Inc's massive data breach, and a top Democrat suggested the credit-monitoring company's corporate leaders might need to resign. Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer compared Equifax to Enron, the U.S. energy company that filed for bankruptcy in 2001 after...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 14- The U.S. Federal Trade Commission said on Thursday it was investigating Equifax Inc's massive data breach, and a top Democrat suggested the credit-monitoring company's corporate leaders might need to resign. Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer compared Equifax to Enron, the U.S. energy company that filed for bankruptcy in 2001 after...

  • Anyone who suffered damage from hurricanes Harvey or Irma will be thankful if they have homeowners or windstorm coverage and flood insurance. But much work lies ahead. "We provide a service so you can get back to your kids and your jobs," says Diane Swerling, vice president of Swerling Milton Winnick Public Insurance Adjusters Inc. in Wellesley Hills,...

  • *Congress may also wrestle funding of agency from Federal Reserve. WASHINGTON, Sept 13- Whether or not Richard Cordray stays as head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau until his term ends in July, the agencys ability to rein in Wall Street will be severely weakened, political insiders, lawyers and consumer advocates said. "He has been under constant...

  • The total number of customers still out, representing about 9 million people in Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas, dipped from a peak of more than 7.8 million customers, or over 16 million people, on Monday. Major utilities in Florida- including NextEra Energy Inc's Florida Power& Light, Duke Energy Corp and Emera Inc's Tampa Electric- have mobilized tens of...

  • Hurricane Harvey's floodwaters triggered a spill of almost a half-million gallons of gasoline from two storage tanks along the Houston Ship Channel, marking the largest spill reported to date from a storm that slammed into the heart of Texas' huge petrochemical industry. The spill measured 10,988 barrels, or more than 461,000 gallons, and occurred at a...

  • Sept 11- Insurers are scrambling to find inspectors in Texas and Florida after fierce hurricanes battered the states one after the other, causing tens of billions of dollars' worth of property damage in less than two weeks. Texas and Florida together have more than 340,000 licensed adjusters, according to state agencies, but it was unclear precisely how many...

  • ISTANBUL— A media advocacy group on Monday accused Turkey's president of trying to silence the country's main opposition newspaper and the free press generally, as the second hearing in the trial of staff members of the paper began Monday. Christophe Deloire, the secretary general of Reporters Without Borders, called the case against Turkey's pro-secular...

  • Sept 11- Insurers are scrambling to find inspectors in Texas and Florida after fierce hurricanes battered the states one after the other, causing tens of billions of dollars' worth of property damage in less than two weeks. Texas and Florida together have more than 340,000 licensed adjusters, according to state agencies, but it was unclear precisely how many...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 7- U.S. federal legislation may be needed to require social media companies to disclose more about how their platforms are used for political advertising, a senior Democratic lawmaker said on Thursday, amid new concerns about Russia's alleged efforts to influence the 2016 election. Senator Mark Warner said Congress may need to update laws in...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 6- Gasoline stations around Florida struggled to keep up with demand from customers anxious to fill tanks as Hurricane Irma approached, with some locations running out of supply on Wednesday. Some convenience stores are out of fuel as delivery trucks wait three to four hours to get cargoes from Port Everglades, the main supply source for the...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 6- Vuzix Corp, a maker of computer smart glasses used in industry, said on Wednesday it is venturing into a new market with a system that helps restore vision to U.S. military veterans who lost sight in combat in Iraq and Afghanistan. David Godbold, national director of the Wounded Warrior Program, a charity that has started offering the glasses to...

  • The Transportation Department notified United of its decision in a May 12 letter made public on Wednesday by passenger advocacy group Flyers Rights. Paul Hudson, president of Flyers Rights, said for "the Department of Transportation to conclude that United Airlines' conduct did not warrant an enforcement action is a dereliction of duty.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 6- The U.S. Transportation Department told United Continental Holdings Inc it would not face fines after a 69- year-old passenger was dragged from a flight at Chicagos OHare International Airport after he refused to give up his seat to make room for a crew member, a official confirmed Wednesday. The Transportation Department notified United...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 5- U.S. retail gasoline prices climbed on Tuesday, even as oil refineries rumbled back into service after Hurricane Harvey disrupted operations along the Texas coast. The average gasoline price was $2.648, 30.2 cents higher than a month ago, according to motorist advocacy group AAA. Research company IIR said an estimated 3.67 million barrels a day...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 5- U.S. retail gasoline prices climbed on Tuesday, even as oil refineries rumbled back into service after Hurricane Harvey disrupted operations along the Texas coast. The average gasoline price was $2.648, 30.2 cents higher than a month ago, according to motorist advocacy group AAA. The Department of Energy had loaned more than 5 million barrels of...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 5- U.S. retail gasoline prices climbed Tuesday, even as oil refineries rumbled back into service after Hurricane Harvey disrupted operations along the Texas coast. The average gasoline price was $2.648, 30.2 cents higher than a month ago, according to motorist advocacy group AAA. Damages have been estimated as high as $180 billion.

  • Port operations across the U.S. Gulf Coast oil and gas hub were resuming, although many still had restrictions on vessel draft, according to U.S. Coast Guard updates. Harvey dumped as much as 50 inches of rain over Texas and Louisiana, forcing officials to close or restrict operations at ports from Corpus Christi, Texas, to Lake Charles, Louisiana.

  • Harvey dumped as much as 50 inches of rain over Texas and Louisiana, forcing officials to close or restrict operations at ports from Corpus Christi, Texas, to Lake Charles, Louisiana. Alberto Hernandez, a watch supervisor at the U.S. Coast Guard, said on Monday there were ships exiting and entering the Houston Ship Channel, which links the Port of Houston, the busiest...