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  • WASHINGTON— Time growing short, President Donald Trump and Republican Senate leaders dove into a frantic hunt for votes Tuesday in a last-ditch effort to repeal and replace "Obamacare." Would he step back in line with fellow Republicans now that there was a bill co-written by Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, his best friend in the Senate? Republicans must act by...

  • PONCE, Puerto Rico, Sept 19- Hurricane Maria, the second major storm to hit the Caribbean this month, crept toward the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico on Tuesday after it ripped through the small island nation of Dominica, causing widespread devastation. Croix, the National Hurricane Center said in an advisory. The storm plowed through Dominica, an island nation...

  • PONCE, Puerto Rico, Sept 18- Hurricane Maria, the second Category 5 storm to hit the Caribbean this month, plowed into the small island nation of Dominica on Monday with roof-ripping fury on a collision course with the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico later this week. Less than 90 minutes later, the center of the storm, described by the NHC as "potentially...

  • 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....

  • BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Sept 18- A string of eastern Caribbean islands faced their second major storm of the month on Monday as Hurricane Maria barreled toward them with 120 mile-per-hour winds, heavy rains and dangerous storm surges. Officials on islands from French-controlled Martinique to the U.S. Virgin Islands warned residents to prepare for the storm,...

  • Santee Cooper CEO Lonnie Carter questioned whether it makes sense to sell parts off for a portion of what they're worth, to reduce debt now, only to have to buy them at full cost later. The state-owned utility and private South Carolina Electric& Gas abandoned construction of two new reactors at V.C. Summer Nuclear Station on July 31 after jointly spending nearly...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 15- Business owners who are trying to get back on track after hurricanes Harvey and Irma now face a different sort of challenge: trying to recoup lost income from their insurers. "I think the whole thing is a rip-off," said Thomas Arnold, an optometrist in Sugar Land, Texas. Business interruption policies typically require "direct physical damage" as a...

  • *Talks continue on India nuclear projects. Cost overruns at four nuclear reactors it was building in the United States pushed Westinghouse, a unit of Japan's Toshiba Corp, into bankruptcy in March. "We are working with Southern to be sure that we can meet the new deadline that Southern has established," Gutierrez said on the sidelines of the World Nuclear...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 15- Business owners who are trying to get back on track after hurricanes Harvey and Irma now face a different sort of challenge: trying to recoup lost income from their insurers. "I think the whole thing is a rip-off," said Thomas Arnold, an optometrist in Sugar Land, Texas. Arnold says he pays $1,083 per month for coverage.

  • COLUMBIA, S.C.— For at least two years before a South Carolina nuclear power construction project was abandoned, its owners had a report that they intended to keep secret showing the reactors couldn't be completed as planned, an attorney for a legislative panel investigating the debacle said Friday. "The report is very, very troubling," said Scott Elliott, hired by...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 15- Business owners who are trying to get back on track after hurricanes Harvey and Irma now face a different sort of challenge: trying to recoup lost income from their insurers. "I think the whole thing is a rip-off," said Thomas Arnold, an optometrist in Sugar Land, Texas. Arnold says he pays $1,083 per month for coverage.

  • 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...

  • The demand for lumber, generators, cleaning supplies and appliances for households and home improvement retailers such as Lowe's and Home Depot in Florida, Georgia, Alabama and the Carolinas as a result of damages from Hurricane Irma will fill trailers and containers not already claimed by shipments for the holiday shopping season. This magnified it, "XPO...

  • Sept 14- Hurricane Harvey, which tore through Corpus Christi in southern Texas on Aug. 25 and drenched the Houston area with historic rains, killed over 60 people and displaced more than 1 million people. Harvey was the most powerful storm to hit Texas in more than 50 years, causing some $180 billion in damage. Irma caused about $25 billion in insured losses,...

  • Initial claims for state unemployment benefits declined 14,000 to a seasonally adjusted 284,000 for the week ended Sept. 9, the Labor Department said on Thursday. A Labor Department official said hurricanes Harvey and Irma had impacted on last week's claims data. As a result, the Labor Department estimated claims for Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and Virgin...

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    U.S. homebuilder Lennar said it expects hundreds of home deliveries in Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina to be delayed due to Hurricane Irma.

  • Sept 14- U.S. homebuilder Lennar Corp said on Thursday it expects hundreds of home deliveries in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina to be delayed due to the impact of Hurricane Irma that ravaged the Atlantic coast. The No.2 U.S. homebuilder said its communities in Texas, Florida, Georgia and South Carolina accounted for about 40 percent of annual homebuilding...