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  • NEW YORK, Sept 26- Just days after Hurricane Harvey smacked Texas and hobbled a quarter of U.S. refining industry, the supply networks that fuel the nation's cars, trucks and airplanes began to fail. Consumers paid the price as gasoline spiked ahead of Harvey's arrival and jumped again after the storm as the extent of the disruption to Texas refiners became...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 26- Just days after Hurricane Harvey smacked Texas and hobbled a quarter of U.S. refining industry, the supply networks that fuel the nation's cars, trucks and airplanes began to fail. Consumers paid the price as gasoline spiked ahead of Harvey's arrival and jumped again after the storm as the extent of the disruption to Texas refiners became...

  • "Strong demand for our technologies that enable hybrid cloud computing has contributed to accelerated revenue growth in the first half," Red Hat Chief Executive Jim Whitehurst said in a statement. Red Hat raised its full-year revenue forecast to a range of $2.88 billion to $2.90 billion, from $2.79 billion to $2.83 billion. The company raised its adjusted...

  • RALEIGH, N.C. _ Red Hat Inc. on Monday reported fiscal second-quarter earnings of $96.9 million. Ten analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $699.2 million. For the current quarter ending in December, Red Hat expects its per-share earnings to be 70 cents.

  • RALEIGH, N.C.— North Carolina promised tax breaks and other incentives worth more than $570 million to attract a Foxconn electronics plant that could employ 8,800 people, but the state lost out to Wisconsin's five-times-larger offer, documents released Monday show. Foxconn officials visited North Carolina twice in May to scout prospects for a plant where 95...

  • SPINDALE, North Carolina— When Randy Fields' construction company faced potential ruin because of the cratering economy, he pleaded with his pastor at Word of Faith Fellowship church to reduce the amount of money he was required to tithe every week. Fields and 10 other former congregants told The Associated Press that they and dozens of employees who were...

  • SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico— The latest on Hurricane Maria and its devastation of Puerto Rico:. A New York member of Congress who traveled to Puerto Rico with New York's governor to assess damage by Hurricane Maria says the U.S. territory and the state are inextricably linked. Jennifer Lopez says she's donating $1 million from the proceeds of her Las Vegas residency to...

  • Cory Booker of New Jersey introduced a bill this year designed to prevent people from possessing or selling shark fins in America, much to the delight of conservation groups such as Oceana. But marine scientists David Shiffman and Robert Hueter said this approach could be wrongheaded. "Removing that from the marketplace removes a template of a well-managed...

  • ST. LOUIS, Sept 23- Protests in St. Louis over the acquittal of a white former policeman who killed a black man could impede the city's bid to attract Amazon.com' s second headquarters, academics and business executives said. "There is no good timing for something like this and it will have an impact," said Didi Caldwell, founding principal with Global Location...

  • WASHINGTON— Low-cost solar panels imported from China and other countries have caused serious injury to American manufacturers, a U.S. trade commission ruled Friday, raising the possibility of the Trump administration imposing tariffs that could double the price of solar panels from abroad. Georgia- based Suniva Inc. and Oregon- based SolarWorld Americas...

  • Duke Energy Corp. said Friday it will now post online the maps and emergency responder contact information. Two environmental advocacy groups had said Wednesday they planned a lawsuit to force disclosure of the information withheld for more than a dozen Duke Energy sites in Indiana, Kentucky and North Carolina. The groups said Duke Energy was the country's...

  • WASHINGTON— Low-cost solar panels imported from China and other countries have caused serious injury to American manufacturers, a U.S. trade commission ruled Friday, raising the possibility of the Trump administration imposing tariffs that could double the price of solar panels from abroad. Georgia- based Suniva Inc. and Oregon- based SolarWorld Americas...

  • Sept 21- U.S. stock indexes slipped on Thursday as investors braced for a third interest rate hike this year and the United States ordered new sanctions against North Korea. President Donald Trump opened the door to blacklisting people and entities doing business with North Korea, further tightening the screws on Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programs.

  • NEW YORK— The Latest on Facebook and the Russia investigation:. The top Democrat on the Senate intelligence panel says he is pleased with Facebook's announcement that the company is going to provide Congress with thousands of ads bought by Russians and increase transparency. The top Democrats on the House and Senate intelligence panels are praising...

  • BIRMINGHAM, Ala.— President Donald Trump will nominate people from four states to serve on the nine-member board of directors of the Tennessee Valley Authority, the White House said Thursday. Trump will name Kenneth E. Allen of Kentucky and James R. Thompson III of Alabama for terms that expire in 2021. The president also will nominate A.D. Frazier of Georgia and...

  • SCOTTSDALE, Arizona, Sept 21- The X26 is in a class by itself. Yet Taser International says its capacity to stop suspects is second to none. Taser stopped selling the X26 in the United States and Canada in 2014, telling police customers its analog workhorse was approaching obsolescence.

  • Trees are toppled in a parking lot at Roberto Clemente Coliseum in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on September 20, 2017, during the passage of the Hurricane Maria.

    Hurricane Maria has weakened to a Category 3 hurricane but remains "extremely dangerous."

  • A picture shows rocks swept by strong waves onto a road in Le Carbet, on the French Caribbean island of Martinique, after it was hit by Hurricane Maria, on September 19, 2017.

    A second powerful storm in as many weeks is tearing through a string of battered Caribbean islands.

  • Irma, one of the most powerful Atlantic Ocean storms on record, hit several islands in the northern Caribbean before barrelling into Florida's Gulf Coast, causing further destruction. Residential flood loss from Hurricane Irma is expected to be between $25- $38 billion, Corelogic said, adding that the figure included storm surge, inland and flash flooding in...

  • The Senate intelligence committee is inviting Donald Trump's personal lawyer to testify in an open hearing next month as part of its investigation into Russian meddling in the U.S. election. Senate intelligence committee leaders say they canceled a scheduled interview with President Donald Trump's personal lawyer after he released a public statement.