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  • SEATTLE, Aug 31- BNSF Railway Co said on Thursday it has made progress restoring rail service and facility operations in parts of the Houston area and other areas of southeastern Texas roiled by Hurricane Harvey. The company owned by billionaire investor Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc said it had restored service on its Houston subdivision and a...

  • Aug 31- United Parcel Service Inc and FedEx Corp said they resumed flights at Houston's main airport on Thursday afternoon and restarted some Texas operations crippled by Hurricane Harvey. UPS, the world's largest package delivery company, has restored service to more than 150 zip codes in Texas over the last 24 hours though operations remained at a...

  • Aug 31- FedEx Corp said on Thursday it resumed limited delivery service in parts of Corpus Christi and Victoria, Texas, previously halted by Hurricane Harvey, and was running some ramp operations at Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport.

  • Aug 31- United Parcel Service Inc said one of its planes was due at Houston's main airport on Thursday afternoon and package trucks were making deliveries on routes in Corpus Christi as the company resumes some Texas operations halted by Hurricane Harvey. UPS, the world's largest package delivery company, has restored service to more than 150 zip codes in Texas...

  • Aug 31- Union Pacific Corp said on Thursday that workers completed repairs on some rail infrastructure to the north and south of storm-battered Houston, but many routes in southern Texas were still being inspected, in some cases by helicopters and drones. Major U.S. railroads have warned that it could be a long time before normal operations resume in the Houston...

  • Aug 31- United Parcel Service Inc said on Thursday it resumed operations some parts of Corpus Christi, and Austin, Texas, that it had halted as Hurricane Harvey barreled down on the U.S. Gulf Coast. UPS, the world's largest package delivery company, has restored service to more than 150 zip codes in Texas over the last 24 hours though operations remained at a...

  • Aug 31- Three days before Hurricane Harvey hit Texas, hardware retailer Home Depot Inc received an alert from a weather service and activated its disaster-response plan to get supplies to those in the storm's path, while turning a profit, too. By Aug. 31, Home Depot had sent about 700 truckloads of supplies to its Texas stores in the path of the hurricane.

  • Union Pacific also said switching operations will begin over the next two days in its primary rail freight yards in the Houston area, Englewood and Settegast, and said it was allowing some freight to move at some locations in the Houston area.

  • Aug 31- United Parcel Service Inc said on Thursday it has resumed operations in Austin and some parts of Corpus Christi, Texas, that were halted due to Hurricane Harvey, though they were still closed in the Houston area. UPS, the world's largest package delivery company, closed operations and ceased delivery to huge swaths of Texas and Louisiana as Hurricane...

  • Aug 31- United Parcel Service Inc said on Thursday it resumed operations in Austin and some parts of Corpus Christi, Texas, that were halted due to Hurricane Harvey, though operations remained closed in the storm-battered Houston area.

  • Aug 30- Major U.S. railroads have warned that it could be a long time before normal operations resume in the Houston area where Tropical Storm Harvey has caused catastrophic flooding. Closure of rail lines in the grain transport hub and nexus for cross-border traffic with Mexico presents a costly headache for customers ranging from automakers to farmers who...

  • Aug 30- Major U.S. railroads have warned that it could be a long time before normal operations resume in the Houston area where Tropical Storm Harvey has caused catastrophic flooding. And it said workers were reorganizing major rail yards at Settegast, near downtown Houston, and Englewood, including assessing infrastructure, getting trains reassembled and...

  • Aug 30- Major U.S. railroads have warned it could be a long time before normal operations resume in the Houston area where Tropical Storm Harvey caused catastrophic flooding that overwhelmed roads, bridges and train tracks. Union Pacific, the No. 1 U.S. railroad, said that as of midday on Wednesday, sections of track were out of service in 18 of its 28 Houston-area...

  • Aug 30- Major U.S. railroads have warned it could be a long time before normal operations resume in the Houston area where Tropical Storm Harvey caused catastrophic flooding that overwhelmed roads, bridges and train tracks. The closure of rail lines in the grain transport hub and nexus for cross-border traffic with Mexico presents a costly headache for...

  • Aug 30- Major U.S. railroads have warned it could be a long time before normal operations resume after Hurricane Harvey caused catastrophic flooding in the Houston area. The closure of rail lines in the grain transport hub and nexus for cross-border traffic with Mexico presents a costly headache for companies ranging from automakers to farmers which use the...

  • DETROIT, Aug 29- No. 1 U.S. railroad Union Pacific Corp said on Tuesday that a key rail gateway in Texas linking the United States and Mexico remains open, allowing the company to keep running trains north and south. The Omaha, Nebraska- based company said in an announcement to customers on its website that it is re-routing shipments into California that normally run...

  • SEATTLE, Aug 28- BNSF Railway Co has called back roughly 4,000 of the 5,000 workers who were furloughed across its system last year, reflecting stronger volumes of coal, grain and intermodal containers and trailers, a spokesman said. Like other major U.S. railroads, the company owned by billionaire investor Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc has shed...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 25- U.S. Treasury prices were steady as investors awaited indications of monetary policy from speeches by prominent central bankers gathered in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and European Central Bank President Mario Draghi are both due to address the annual economic policy conference in the Rocky Mountains.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 25- U.S. Treasury prices were steady as investors awaited indications of monetary policy from speeches by prominent central bankers gathered in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and European Central Bank President Mario Draghi are both due to address the annual economic policy conference in the Rocky Mountains.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 23- U.S. stocks closed lower on Wednesday as investors grappled with a threat from President Donald Trump to shut down the government if Congress fails to fund a Mexico border wall. Stocks managed to briefly pare losses after comments from U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan calling a government shutdown unnecessary. Congress will have about 12 working...