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  • WASHINGTON, Oct 17- U.S. homebuilding dropped more than expected in September as construction activity in the South fell by the most in nearly three years, likely held down by Hurricane Florence. Other details of the report published by the Commerce Department on Wednesday were also soft. "The housing market continues to sputter," said Robert Frick, corporate...

  • *Housing starts fall 5.3 percent in September. WASHINGTON, Oct 17- U.S. homebuilding dropped more than expected in September as construction activity in the South fell by the most in nearly three years, likely held down by Hurricane Florence. Other details of the report published by the Commerce Department on Wednesday were also soft.

  • CB&I Areva MOX Services LLC, a consortium including France's state-owned Orano, formerly called Areva, has been building the Mixed Oxide project at the Savannah River Site in South Carolina since 2007.. South Carolina politicians, including Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, have defended the MOX plant, saying it was about 70 percent complete, would help keep...

  • President Donald Trump shows off posters as he talks with Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia during a meeting in the Oval Office at the White House on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 in Washington, DC. 

    The White House relationship with Riyadh is imperiled over the disappearance of a Saudi journalist.

  • Southeast were without power on Thursday, according to local power companies, as the remnants of Hurricane Michael headed northeast over North Carolina after battering the Florida Panhandle. That is down from a total of more than 1.2 million customers affected by Michael, as utilities in Florida, Alabama and Georgia restored service while the number of...

  • Southeast were without power on Thursday, according to local power companies, as the remnants of Hurricane Michael headed northeast over North Carolina after battering the Florida Panhandle. That is down from a total of more than 1.2 million customers affected by Michael, as utilities in Florida, Alabama and Georgia restored service, while the number of...

  • Michael smashed into Florida's northwest coast near the small town of Mexico Beach on Wednesday with screeching 155 mile per hour winds, pushing a wall of seawater inland. Michael killed at least two people- a man who died when a tree toppled onto his house in Florida and a girl who died when debris fell into a home in Georgia, officials and local media said.

  • PANAMA CITY, Fla., Oct 11- Florida's Panhandle took stock on Thursday of the hammering destruction wrought by Hurricane Michael, with homes obliterated or reduced to rubble and power lines and trees ripped up by the third most powerful storm ever to strike the U.S. mainland. Michael, now weakened to a tropical storm as it doused Georgia and the Carolinas with...

  • HOUSTON, Oct 11- Oil producers on Thursday were checking Gulf of Mexico production platforms and beginning to return crews to more than 90 offshore facilities evacuated this week as Hurricane Michael moved through the Gulf. Drenching rains were falling on Georgia and the Carolinas on Thursday as Florida residents assessed the damage to coastal areas.

  • Flight cancellations weather

    Airlines canceled more than 300 flights in the Carolinas and Georgia on Thursday as a downgraded Tropical Storm Michael headed northeast. Charlotte had the most cancellations, according to FlightAware.com, a flight-tracking site.

  • A man was killed when a tree toppled onto his house in Florida and a girl died when debris fell into a home in Georgia, officials said and local media reported. The Category 4 hurricane was the fiercest to hit Florida in 80 years when it came ashore on Wednesday, but its strength waned as it pushed into Georgia. More than 700,000 homes and businesses were without power...

  • *China is set to relax foreign auto ownership rules. SHENYANG, China, Oct 11- Germany's BMW said it will take control of its main China joint venture for 3.6 billion euros, the first such move by a global carmaker as Beijing starts to relax ownership rules for the world's biggest auto market. The move will likely spur BMW to shift more production to China, helping boost...

  • A man was killed when a tree toppled onto his house in Florida and a girl died when debris fell into a home in Georgia, local media reported and officials said. The Category 4 storm was the fiercest hurricane to hit Florida in 80 years when it came ashore as a on Wednesday, but its strength waned as it pushed into Georgia. More than 700,000 homes and businesses were...

  • PANAMA CITY, Fla., Oct 11- Hurricane Michael, the third-most powerful ever to strike the U.S. mainland, battered the Florida's Gulf coast with roof-shredding winds, raging surf and torrential rains before it was downgraded to a tropical storm as it headed through Georgia. Michael, whose rapid intensification as it churned north over the Gulf of Mexico caught many...

  • PANAMA CITY, Fla., Oct 10- Hurricane Michael, the fiercest storm to hit Florida in more than 80 years and the third-most powerful ever to strike the U.S. mainland, battered the state's Gulf coast on Wednesday with roof-shredding winds, raging surf and torrential rains. Michael, whose rapid intensification as it churned north over the Gulf of Mexico caught many by...

  • *China is set to relax foreign auto ownership rules. SHENYANG, China, Oct 11- Germany's BMW said it will take majority control of its main China joint venture for 3.6 billion euros, the first such move by a global carmaker as Beijing starts to relax ownership rules for the world's biggest auto market. The move will likely spur BMW to shift more production to China,...

  • PANAMA CITY, Fla., Oct 10- Hurricane Michael, the fiercest storm to hit Florida in more than 80 years and the third-most powerful ever to strike the U.S. mainland, battered the state's Gulf coast on Wednesday with roof-shredding winds, raging surf and torrential rains. Michael, whose rapid intensification as it churned north over the Gulf of Mexico caught many by...

  • An American Airlines 737-800 aircraft.

    Airlines cancel dozens of flights and cap fares in the Southern US as Hurricane Michael approaches the Florida Panhandle.

  • Push back a Delta Airways MD 88 leaving the stand at Tampa Florida 

    Airlines scrap change fees as Hurricane Michael blows toward Florida Panhandle.

  • Oct 9- Hurricane Michael strengthened to a Category 2 storm on Tuesday as it moved toward the Florida Panhandle, where residents were ordered to get out of harm's way ahead of life-threatening waves, winds and rains. Florida Governor Rick Scott told ABC's "Good Morning America" program on Tuesday that the effects of the storm would not be felt for another 12 hours...