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  • NEW YORK, Sept 29- The dollar was poised for its strongest week of the year on Friday, while world stock markets climbed back near record-high levels on the last trading day of the quarter. On Wall Street, the S&P 500 and Nasdaq minted all-time highs, while European stock markets also gained. The economic data we got was either on target or it was slightly...

  • *S&P, Dow notch gains for 8 straight quarters. Sept 29- The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq advanced to record levels on Friday, buoyed by gains in technology stocks, while each of the major indexes closed out the quarter with solid gains. "It really sums up kind of what we saw all month and all quarter, another calm day," said Ryan Detrick, senior market strategist at LPL Financial in...

  • Maria roared ashore in Puerto Rico on Sept. 20 as the most powerful hurricane to strike the island in nearly a century, knocking out the U.S. territorys entire electrical grid, unleashing severe flooding and causing widespread heavy damage to homes and infrastructure. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands, killed more than 30 people across the Caribbean, including at...

  • Maria roared ashore in Puerto Rico on Sept. 20 as the most powerful hurricane to strike the island in nearly a century, knocking out the U.S. territorys entire electrical grid, unleashing severe flooding and causing widespread heavy damage to homes and infrastructure. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands, killed more than 30 people across the Caribbean, including at...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 26- Monroe Energy, a subsidiary of Delta Air Lines, ran out of crude oil at its 185,000 barrel-per-day Trainer, Pennsylvania, refinery after delays in unloading a supertanker called C. Innovator, according to a source familiar with the company's operations and Reuters shipping data. Very Large Crude Carriers, or VLCCs, are capable of carrying roughly...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 26- Monroe Energy, a subsidiary of Delta Air Lines, ran out of crude at its 185,000 barrel-per-day Trainer, Pennsylvania, refinery after delays in unloading a supertanker called C. Innovator, according to a source familiar with the company's operations and Reuters shipping data. The VLCC loaded at the Brass River terminal in Nigeria around Sept. 4 and...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • 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."

  • 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...

  • A picture taken on September 19, 2017 shows the powerful winds and rains of hurricane Maria battering the city of Petit-Bourg on the French overseas Caribbean island of Guadeloupe.

    A second powerful storm in as many weeks was bearing down on a string of battered Caribbean islands.

  • PONCE, Puerto Rico, Sept 18- The fourth major Atlantic hurricane of the year plowed into the small Caribbean island of Dominica on Monday as a rare, Category 5 storm and will likely bring its roof-ripping winds, torrential rain and pounding surf later in the week to the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Less than 90 minutes later, the center of the storm, described by...

  • PONCE, Puerto Rico, Sept 18- The fourth major Atlantic hurricane of the year, Maria, strengthened into a rare Category 5 storm, as it churned through the eastern Caribbean, bearing down on the tiny island nation of Dominica while on a likely collision course with the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. The center of the storm, described by the NHC as "potentially...

  • BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Sept 18- The fourth major Atlantic hurricane of the year, Maria, gathered strength on Monday as it churned through the eastern Caribbean, bearing down on the tiny island nation of Dominica while on a likely collision course with the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico. The center of the storm located about 45 miles east-southeast of Dominica as of 5...

  • BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Sept 18- A rapidly strengthening Hurricane Maria barreled towards the eastern Caribbean islands with 125 mile-per-hour winds on Monday, threatening the region with its second major storm this month. Officials from French-controlled Martinique to the U.S. Virgin Islands warned residents to prepare for the storm, now ranked by U.S....