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  • Sept 18- Microsoft Corp announced on Tuesday new AI and mixed-reality applications for its Dynamics 365 online business software, putting to use its augmented-reality goggles HoloLens for businesses. "Previously it was required to fly in an inspector from Houston to a facility in Singapore once a month to inspect equipment. Dynamics 365, which posted a 61...

  • Sept 18- Oil production in the biggest U.S. shale field will rise next month at the lowest level since late 2016 as transport limits erode gains, U.S. government data this week showed. Operators will pump an additional 31,000 barrels per day in October in the Permian Basin of West Texas and New Mexico, bringing its output to 3.46 million bpd, according to the Energy...

  • TOKYO— Electric drones booked through smartphones pick people up from office rooftops, shortening travel time by hours, reducing the need for parking and clearing smog from the air. Major carrier All Nippon Airways, electronics company NEC Corp. and more than a dozen other companies and academic experts hope to have a road map ready by the year's end.

  • CHICAGO, Sept 18- Discount supermarket chain Aldi Inc said on Tuesday that it was expanding its Instacart grocery delivery tie-up to 35 U.S. states from four cities in time for the start of the all-important holiday spending season. Seeking to drive online sales, Aldi began working with Instacart Inc last year to deliver groceries in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas and...

  • The packaging giant is looking to green its operations by turning to solar power. 

  • TOKYO— Electric drones booked through smartphones pick people up from office rooftops, shortening travel time by hours, reducing the need for parking and clearing smog from the air. Major carrier All Nippon Airways, electronics company NEC Corp. and more than a dozen other companies and academic experts hope to have a road map for the plan ready by the year's end.

  • DALLAS— Shortly before the Trump administration announced a new round of tariffs against Chinese goods, FedEx Corp. leaders tried to assure investors Monday that a widening trade war will have little direct effect on the company. FedEx said that just 2 percent of its revenue comes from shipments between the U.S. and China. Uncertainty about new tariffs— on top of...

  • HOUSTON, Sept 17- Libyan crude flows to the United States resumed in September after falling to zero last month amid earlier port closures, Thomson Reuters trade flows data showed on Monday. Four tankers carrying a total of 2.1 million barrels, or 70,800 barrels per day, from Libya's major port in Es Sider and other terminals will arrive or have already made port in...

  • WASHINGTON— In a stormy week, President Donald Trump blustered and distorted reality, denying massive deaths from a hurricane that scientists believe to be one of the nation's deadliest and blowing out of proportion U.S. economic growth and his role in spurring it. He's insisting the federal response to Hurricane Maria, which hit Puerto Rico last September, was "...

  • *900 people rescued from floods in North Carolina. WILMINGTON/ WILSON, N.C., Sept 16- Deadly storm Florence drenched North Carolina with more downpours on Sunday, cutting off the coastal city of Wilmington, damaging tens of thousands of homes and threatening worse flooding as rivers fill to the bursting point. Florence, a onetime hurricane that weakened to a...

  • *900 people rescued from floods in North Carolina. WILSON/ WILMINGTON, N.C., Sept 16- Deadly storm Florence drenched North Carolina with more downpours on Sunday, cutting off the coastal city of Wilmington, damaging tens of thousands of homes and threatening worse flooding as rivers fill to the bursting point. Florence, a onetime hurricane that weakened to a...

  • The Carolinas had modest gains— a 2.5 percent increase in South Carolina and a 3.5 percent increase in North Carolina. South Carolina is the second-highest insured state for flooding, with roughly 65 percent of properties in flood hazard areas insured. But in North Carolina, where forecasters say the storm might bring the most destructive round of flooding in...

  • The U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.

    As of mid-September, roughly 40 percent of the more than half a billion dollars in direct contributions raised by Senate candidates had flowed into 10 battleground races that will decide control of the chamber. 

  • WASHINGTON— In a stormy week, President Donald Trump blustered and distorted reality, denying massive deaths from a hurricane that scientists believe to be one of the nation's deadliest and blowing out of proportion U.S. economic growth and his role in spurring it. He's insisting the federal response to Hurricane Maria, which hit Puerto Rico last September, was "...

  • The natural gas pipeline in the United States is vast, sprawling across 2.5 million miles in a complex pressurized system that delivers a quarter of the energy consumed nationwide, according to the American Gas Association. More than 177 million people nationwide use natural gas in their homes and businesses to provide heat, cook and dry clothes, according to...

  • The blasts on Thursday killed one person and left more than a dozen injured in Andover, North Andover and Lawrence- North of Boston- and stranded more than 18,000 homes and businesses without power, according to emergency officials. We heard one thing, then something else happened, Baker said at a press conference, referring to Columbia Gas, a unit of NiSource Inc..

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 14- The appointment of Mary Daly as the second-ever woman to head up the San Francisco Federal Reserve makes plain that some regional central banks continue to make strides in creating a diverse leadership as criticism intensifies about the Fed's hiring policies while others fall behind. Philadelphia, Richmond and Dallas have all appointed...

  • BOSTON, Sept 14- Thousands of miles of natural gas pipelines in Massachusetts are leak-prone and need repair, utilities have told state regulators, highlighting aging energy infrastructure risks after explosions ripped through three towns outside of Boston this week. Columbia Gas, a unit of NiSource Inc, owns and operates nearly 5,000 miles of gas pipeline...

  • The blasts on Thursday killed one person and left more than a dozen injured in Andover, North Andover and Lawrence- North of Boston- and left more than 18,000 homes and businesses without power, according to emergency officials. It was the largest natural gas pipeline accident, in terms of the number of buildings involved, in the United States since 2010, when an...

  • The blasts on Thursday killed on person and left more than a dozen injured in Andover, North Andover and Lawrence- North of Boston- and left more than 18,000 homes and businesses without power, according to emergency officials. It was the largest natural gas pipeline accident, in terms of the number of buildings involved, in the United States since 2010, when an...