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  • NEW YORK, Aug 24- Official interest in privatizing water utilities in cash-strapped U.S. cities is extremely high, Aqua America Inc's CEO Christopher Franklin told Reuters in an interview on Thursday. In his 24 years with the company, Franklin said he has "never before" seen such a high level of interest among mayors and public officials in selling off their...

  • Hurricane put downward pressure on crude oil: Gartman Letter editor

    Dennis Gartman, editor and publisher of The Gartman Letter, discusses what oil refineries will be affected by Hurricane Harvey and how the energy market might respond.

  • Harvey strengthens to a hurricane with 80 mph winds

    Hurricane Harvey could make landfall on the Texas Gulf Coast by Friday.

  • Hedge-fund industry's favorite weatherman says Harvey could cause 'historic' flooding in Texas

    Dan Leonard of Weather.com is a well-liked meteorologist among hedge-fund managers and traders on Wall Street.

  • Harvey is a big issue for Houston: Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership president

    Bob Mitchell, Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership president, discusses the impact Hurricane Harvey could have on refineries and other industries in the Houston, Texas region.

  • Hurricane Harvey is seen approaching the Texas Gulf Coast, in this NOAA GOES East satellite image taken at 7:07 ET (11:37 GMT) August 25, 2017.

    FEMA is sending supplies for Hurricane Harvey, NBC Dallas-Fort Worth reported.

  • HOUSTON, Aug 24- Statoil ASA said on Thursday it is evacuating staff from the Eagle Ford shale region as Hurricane Harvey moves closer to the Texas coast.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 24- Oil prices fell nearly 3 percent on Thursday amid concerns over demand as U.S. Gulf Coast refineries shut operations as Tropical Storm Harvey was forecast to turn into a major hurricane. The U.S. National Hurricane Center forecast Harvey was quickly strengthening and expected to be a major hurricane when it approaches the middle Texas coast on...

  • SAN ANTONIO, Aug 24- The Texas Gulf Coast was bracing for Tropical Storm Harvey to make landfall by Friday, bringing with it powerful winds, torrential rains and the possibility that it could strengthen into a hurricane. Harvey was about 370 miles southeast of Port Mansfield, Texas, by early Thursday as it moved across the Gulf of Mexico with maximum sustained...

  • MASSENA, New York/ JACKSON HOLE, Wyoming, Aug 24- A fter a turbulent year of anti-globalization backlash, central bankers still argue open borders and free trade are the key to more jobs, growth and prosperity. That means addressing the concerns of people like Grace Paige, a grandmother of seven from the struggling St. Lawrence County in northern New York state.

  • Gas prices rise as Harvey threatens Gulf refineries

    A massive tropical storm is heading towards the Texas Gulf Coast where it is expected to deliver massive amounts of rain and threaten one-third of U.S. refining capacity.

  • Storm springs back to life in the Gulf, now threatens one-third of US refining capacity

    Tropical Storm Harvey is heading toward the Gulf Coast and could become a Category 1 hurricane by Friday.

  • LONDON, Aug 24- Oil prices slipped on Thursday, giving up some recent gains as the dollar strengthened ahead of a meeting of central bankers in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, which could signal changes to monetary policy. Benchmark Brent crude was down 25 cents a barrel at $52.32 by 1315 GMT. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi on...

  • LONDON, Aug 24- Oil prices slipped on Thursday, giving up some recent gains as the dollar strengthened ahead of a meeting of central bankers in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, which could signal changes to monetary policy. Benchmark Brent crude was down 20 cents a barrel at $52.37 by 1120 GMT. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi on...

  • MASSENA, New York/ JACKSON HOLE, Wyoming, Aug 24- A fter a turbulent year of anti-globalization backlash, central bankers still argue open borders and free trade are the key to more jobs, growth and prosperity. That means addressing the concerns of people like Grace Paige, a grandmother of seven from the struggling St. Lawrence County in northern New York state.

  • John Mackey, co-founder and co-CEO of Whole Foods Market

    Amazon and Whole Foods Market expect to finalize their merger during the second half of 2017.

  • Hurricane, tropical storm and storm surge watches were in effect for counties on the eastern coast of Texas as the storm moved across the Gulf of Mexico, where it may strengthen into a hurricane. Winds up to 75 mph and 15 inches of rain were forecast, according to the National Weather Service. The storm may strengthen into a hurricane by the time it makes landfall...

  • LONDON, Aug 24- Oil prices steadied on Thursday, holding on to most of their recent gains after another fall in U.S. crude inventories indicated a tighter market, and as a tropical storm headed towards oil producing facilities in the Gulf of Mexico. Benchmark Brent crude was down 5 cents a barrel at $52.52 by 0925 GMT. Both contracts rose more than 1 percent on...

  • Hurricane, tropical storm and storm surge watches were in effect for counties on the eastern coast of Texas as the storm moved across the Gulf of Mexico, where it may strengthen into a hurricane. Winds up to 75 mph and 15 inches of rain were forecast, according to the National Weather Service. The storm may strengthen into a hurricane by the time it makes landfall...

  • LONDON, Aug 24- Oil prices steadied on Thursday, holding on to most of their recent gains after another fall in U.S. crude inventories indicated a tighter market, and as a tropical storm headed towards oil producing facilities in the Gulf of Mexico. Benchmark Brent crude was down 5 cents a barrel at $52.52 by 0745 GMT. U.S. light, sweet crude was 5 cents lower at $48.36 a...