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  • DUBLIN- ECB President Mario Draghi gives Keynote speech at Henry Grattan Lecture Invitation organized by Trinity College in Dublin- 0830 GMT. FRANKFURT- ECB Vice President Vitor Constancio gives closing remarks at the ECB conference "Low inflation: Lessons from the past! FRANKFURT- ECB Vice President Vitor Constancio chairing panel "Macroprudential policy...

  • CSX Assistant Vice President Maryclare Kenney apologized to customers in the email dated Sept. 8. The Surface Transportation Board, the U.S. rail regulator, is due to host a hearing in Washington, D.C., over CSX's service on Oct. 11. The company emailed manufacturers about the Lordstown embargo on Sept. 8, two days after CSX executives said the railroad had made...

  • Lisa Murkowski, among a handful of GOP senators who've not said how they'll vote and whose backing party leaders desperately need. The language would shield Alaska from cuts the legislation would make in Medicaid by limiting spending to a specified amount per beneficiary under the health care program for the poor. And studies released by the nonpartisan...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 21- Wall Street's top regulator came under fire on Thursday over its cyber security and disclosure practices after admitting hackers had breached its database of corporate announcements in 2016 and may have used it for insider trading. The breach involved the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's EDGAR filing system, which houses...

  • WASHINGTON— An Agriculture Department employee and two staff members on the House Agriculture Committee are in stable condition after a car accident south of El Campo, Texas. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, House Agriculture Chairman Michael Conaway, R- Texas, and Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller were in a separate car and were not injured,...

  • A horse wades through water on a ranch as Hurricane Harvey hits the Texas coast, in Victoria, TX on Saturday, Aug 26, 2017.

    People in areas affected by hurricanes Harvey and Irma should be alert to possible bacterial contamination of crops from flood waters, says Stan Meiburg.

  • PUERTO ORDAZ, Venezuela, Sept 21- Venezuelan drivers are facing growing queues to buy gasoline despite having the world's largest oil reserves, adding to the OPEC country's woes as its refineries sputter and its socialist economic system crumbles. Lines to buy fuel and shuttered service stations have been intermittent problems for much of this year, most...

  • PUERTO ORDAZ, Venezuela, Sept 21- Venezuelan drivers are facing growing queues to buy gasoline despite having the world's largest oil reserves, adding to the OPEC country's woes as its refineries sputter and its socialist economic system crumbles. Lines to buy fuel and shuttered service stations have been intermittent problems for much of this year, most...

  • PUERTO ORDAZ, Venezuela, Sept 21- Venezuelan drivers are facing growing queues to buy gasoline despite having the world's largest oil reserves, adding to the OPEC country's woes as its refineries sputter and its socialist economic system crumbles. Lines to buy fuel and shuttered service stations have been intermittent problems for much of this year, most...

  • PUERTO ORDAZ, Venezuela, Sept 21- Venezuelan drivers are facing growing queues to buy gasoline despite having the world's largest oil reserves, adding to the OPEC country's woes as its refineries sputter and its socialist economic system crumbles. Lines to buy fuel and shuttered service stations have been intermittent problems for much of this year, most...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 21- Wall Street's top regulator came under fire on Thursday about its cyber security and disclosure practices after admitting hackers had breached its database of corporate announcements in 2016 and may have used it for insider trading. The breach involved Securities and Exchange Commission's EDGAR filing system, which houses...

  • Customers will be able to air grievances when the Surface Transportation Board, the top U.S. rail regulator, hosts a hearing over CSX's service in Washington on Oct. 11. The company emailed manufacturers about the Lordstown embargo on Sept. 8, two days after top executives said the railroad had made great strides in fixing service problems that gripped its system...

  • With no Democratic support for the bill, Republicans remain a handful of votes short in the Senate, needing 50 votes in a 100- seat chamber they control 52-48, with Pence casting a potential tie-breaking vote. Senator Rand Paul opposes it and at least six others are undecided: John McCain, Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski, Dan Sullivan, Rob Portman and Jerry Moran.

  • HOUSTON— As Houston recovers from Harvey's devastating flooding, many homeowners could be asked to shoulder an added financial burden: higher taxes on the same houses they are struggling to rebuild. In Harris County, which includes Houston, at least 136,000 homes and other structures were flooded. Some Houston homeowners say the proposal is like being kicked...

  • SAO PAULO/ TORONTO, Sept 21- Brazil- based mining company Votorantim Metais Holding SA filed on Thursday for an initial public offering in New York and Toronto, to tap into a wide base of investors betting on a long-term recovery in zinc, copper, lead and silver prices. Reuters first reported the plan on April 10, and said on July 12 that the base metals producer- which...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 21- Wall Street's top regulator came under fire on Thursday about its cyber security and disclosure practices after admitting hackers had breached its database of corporate announcements in 2016 and may have used it for insider trading. The breach involved Securities and Exchange Commission's EDGAR filing system, which houses...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 21- U.S. motorists logged 0.8 percent more miles on the road in July than they did in the year-ago month, keeping 2017 on a pace to break last year's record of total miles driven, according to U.S. Department of Transportation data released Thursday. Motorists drove 1.5 percent more miles on U.S. roads through July than in the same period last year, the...

  • FRANKFURT/ BERLIN, Sept 21- A profit warning from one of the world's largest reinsurers is the latest sign that the death and destruction from a spate of hurricanes and earthquakes in North America are now taking a toll on the titans of global finance. Munich Re last issued such a warning in 2011 after losses from an earthquake and tsunami in Japan, a spokeswoman...

  • A group that represents state officials who administer Medicaid programs is telling Senate Republicans to slow down and rethink their latest health care bill. The group wants Congress to revisit Medicaid changes. A study finds the latest GOP effort to end "Obamacare" would take federal dollars away from states that expanded Medicaid under the Affordable...

  • Initial claims for state unemployment benefits declined 23,000 to a seasonally adjusted 259,000 for the week ended Sept. 16, the Labor Department said. A Labor Department official said Harvey and Irma affected claims for Texas and Florida. Texas and Florida account for about 14 percent of U.S. employment.