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  • WASHINGTON/ ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE, Sept 6- P resident Donald Trump forged a surprising deal with Democrats in Congress on Wednesday to extend the U.S. debt limit and provide government funding until Dec. 15, embracing his political adversaries and blindsiding fellow Republicans in a rare bipartisan accord. Trump, living up to his reputation for unpredictability,...

  • SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Sept 6- Hurricane Irma, one of the most powerful Atlantic storms in a century, howled past Puerto Rico on Wednesday after thrashing several smaller Caribbean islands with roof-ripping winds, drenching rains and pounding surf on a collision course with Florida. At least four people were reported killed on four different islands by Irma,...

  • CALGARY, Alberta, Sept 6- Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd on Wednesday named six major contractors for its Trans Mountain pipeline expansion and said construction is on schedule, even as significant hurdles remain for the project. The C $7.4 billion project, which would twin the current Trans Mountain pipeline, has obtained federal approval but faces opposition from...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 6- Gasoline stations around Florida struggled to keep up with demand from customers anxious to fill tanks as Hurricane Irma approached, with some locations running out of supply on Wednesday. Some convenience stores are out of fuel as delivery trucks wait three to four hours to get cargoes from Port Everglades, the main supply source for the...

  • SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Sept 6- Hurricane Irma, one of the most powerful Atlantic storms in a century, howled past Puerto Rico on Wednesday after thrashing several smaller Caribbean islands with roof-ripping winds, drenching rains and pounding surf on a collision course with Florida. A second storm-related fatality, that of a surfer, was reported on Barbados and...

  • HOUSTON, Sept 6- No. 1 U.S. railroad Union Pacific Corp has repaired most of the damage caused to its network by catastrophic flooding brought by Hurricane Harvey to Houston late last month and its network should be fully operational around the end of September, the company's top executive said on Wednesday. In an interview with Reuters after surveying damage to...

  • CHICAGO/ NEW YORK, Sept 6- Hurricane Irma sent farmers and food companies scrambling to protect processing facilities, farm fields and animal herds in the South and Southeastern parts of the United States on Wednesday. Florida sugar and citrus processors rushed to secure rail cars and equipment that could be crushed, blocked or turned into flying projectiles.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 6- President Donald Trump forged a surprising deal with Democrats in Congress on Wednesday to extend the U.S. debt limit and provide government funding until Dec. 15, embracing his political adversaries and blindsiding fellow Republicans in a rare bipartisan accord. Trump, living up to his reputation for unpredictability, met at the White...

  • The company, which plans to save about $15 million to $20 million annually, said it would shut down one distribution center, bringing the total to three. RH, formerly Restoration Hardware Holdings Inc, had struggled with weak revenue and profits in 2016, largely due to soft demand in oil-focused markets such as Texas and Canada. RH raised its full-year profit...

  • Irma, the second powerful hurricane to approach the United States in as many weeks, was expected to make landfall in Florida by the weekend, and as of Wednesday, it had already pummeled islands in the Caribbean with rain, pounding winds and surging surf. American Airlines, the largest U.S. carrier by passenger traffic, on Wednesday said it would begin winding down...

  • Irma, the second powerful hurricane to approach the United States in as many weeks, was expected to make landfall in Florida by the weekend, and as of Wednesday, it had already pummeled islands in the Caribbean with rain, pounding winds and surging surf. American Airlines, the largest U.S. carrier by passenger traffic, on Wednesday said it would begin winding down...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 6- President Donald Trump, siding with Democrats over fellow Republicans, reached a deal with congressional leaders of both parties to extend the U.S. debt limit until Dec. 15 as well as avoid a government shutdown and provide disaster relief. Trump has tangled repeatedly as president with top House of Representatives Democrat Nancy Pelosi and...

  • SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Sept 6- Potentially catastrophic Hurricane Irma clobbered Caribbean islands with pounding winds, rain and surging surf on Wednesday as officials in Florida called for evacuations ahead of the storm's expected landfall there this weekend. The eye of Irma, a Category 5 storm with winds of 185 miles per hour, was passing over the northernmost...

  • Sept 6- JetBlue Airways Corp is offering $99 direct flights from every Florida city where it operates, the airline said on Wednesday, as people hurry to leave before powerful Hurricane Irma hits the state. Flights in the eastern Caribbean through Sept. 7 and in the western Caribbean through Sept. 8 are also under a fare ceiling. Florida remained under a state of...

  • SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Sept 6- Potentially catastrophic Hurricane Irma clobbered Caribbean islands with pounding winds, rain and surging surf on Wednesday as officials in Florida called for evacuations ahead of the storm's expected landfall there this weekend. The eye of Irma, a Category 5 storm with winds of 185 miles per hour, was passing over the northernmost...

  • CHICAGO, Sept 6- Home improvement retailers Home Depot Inc and Lowe's Inc said on Wednesday they have started shipping emergency material to Florida in anticipation of Hurricane Irma, even as they continue recovery efforts after Hurricane Harvey in Texas. Irma, which hit the Caribbean island of St. Martin on Wednesday, is expected to make landfall in Florida...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 6- President Donald Trump, siding with Democrats over his fellow Republicans, said he agreed on Wednesday with lawmakers to pass an extension of the U.S. debt limit until Dec. 15, potentially avoiding an unprecedented default on U.S. government debt. After meeting with congressional leaders from both parties at the White House, Trump said he also...

  • Sept 6- United Continental Holdings Inc and Sharpie maker Newell Brands Inc became the latest U.S. companies to blame Hurricane Harvey for disappointing forecasts. Harvey became the most powerful hurricane to hit Texas in more than half a century, after making landfall on Aug. 25, affecting operations at companies ranging from crude oil refiners and insurers...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 6- U.S. banks may temporarily lighten loan terms to help those affected by Hurricane Irma and some regulatory paperwork can be filed late in light of the storm, regulators said on Wednesday. Dangerous Category 5 Hurricane Irma hammered the Caribbean island of St. Martin on Wednesday and is expected to hit Florida over the weekend.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 6- President Donald Trump, siding with Democrats over his fellow Republicans, agreed on Wednesday that Congress should pass an extension of the U.S. debt limit until Dec. 15, a government funding bill covering the same period and disaster aid for Hurricane Harvey victims, Democratic leaders said. Top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer and top House of...