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  • *NZ prime minister says no sign of life on White Island. *Australian, US, UK, Chinese, German and Malaysian tourists on island. WHAKATANE, New Zealand, Dec 10- Fearing the volcano could erupt again, search parties were unable to set foot on New Zealand's White Island for eight people still missing on Tuesday, as police raised the death toll to six from the eruption a day...

  • *NZ prime minister says no sign of life on White Island. *Australian, US, UK, Chinese, German and Malaysian tourists on island. WHAKATANE, New Zealand, Dec 10- Fearing the volcano could erupt again, search parties were unable to set foot on New Zealand's White Island for eight people still missing on Tuesday, after an eruption a day earlier killed at least five and injured...

  • *NZ prime minister says no sign of life on White Island. WHAKATANE, New Zealand, Dec 10- New Zealand police launched an investigation on Tuesday after a volcanic eruption on an island popular with tourists killed five people, injured more than 30 and left eight people missing, who are presumed dead. Police said 47 people were on the uninhabited island at the time of...

  • *NZ prime minister says no sign of life on White Island. WHAKATANE, New Zealand, Dec 10- New Zealand police said on Tuesday they were launching a criminal investigation after a volcanic island erupted with ash and steam on Monday, killing five people, injuring more than 30 and leaving eight people missing, presumed dead. Police said 47 people were on the island at the...

  • *NZ prime minister says no sign of life on White Island. WHAKATANE, New Zealand, Dec 10- Eight people were missing and presumed dead on Tuesday after a volcanic eruption covered a small New Zealand island popular with tourists in hot ash and steam, killing five people and seriously injuring about 30 more. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said reconnaissance flights...

  • WHAKATANE, New Zealand, Dec 10- Eight people were missing and presumed dead on Tuesday after a volcanic eruption covered a small New Zealand island popular with tourists in hot ash and steam, killing five people and seriously injuring around 30 more. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said aerial reconnaissance flights showed no signs of life on White Island, as...

  • WHAKATANE, New Zealand, Dec 10- New Zealand said on Tuesday that eight people were missing and presumed dead a day after a volcano erupted off the coast of New Zealand's North Island, with at least five people confirmed dead and more than 30 injured. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern told reporters that aerial reconnaissance flights did not show any signs of life on...

  • *Trump expected to take the case to the U.S. Supreme Court. A three-judge panel of the Manhattan- based 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 against Trump's bid to block two House of Representatives committees from enforcing subpoenas issued in April to the two banks seeking the documents. Trump is expected to appeal the case to the U.S. Supreme Court.

  • *Trump expected to take the case to the U.S. Supreme Court. A three-judge panel of the Manhattan- based 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 against Trump's bid to block two House of Representatives committees from enforcing subpoenas issued in April to the two banks seeking the documents. Trump is expected to appeal the case to the U.S. Supreme Court.

  • NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, Nov 29- The frenzy associated with Black Friday shopping was missing this year as U.S. retailers offered earlier discounts and more consumers shopped online, though spot checks around the country showed traffic picked up after a sluggish morning. Its slow now because we had a big, big rush last night, said Target electronics salesman Evan...

  • The tariffs linked to the prolonged trade war between Washington and Beijing have been a pressure point for retailers, which source a large chunk of their merchandise from China. Shares of the company fell $19.00 to $93.25, wiping out $4.53 billion in market valuation. The retailer expects a fourth-quarter profit in the range of $1.70 to $1.80 per share, well...

  • The USDA published a rule to specify that exporters must report sales of pork and beef carcasses effective immediately, after its Foreign Agricultural Service received informal inquiries about what must be disclosed. China, the world's largest pork consumer, is buying U.S. hog carcasses from companies like WH Group Ltd's Smithfield Foods because Chinese...

  • Former mayor of New York City, and Everytown founder, Michael Bloomberg speaks on stage during a forum on gun safety at the Iowa Events Center on August 10, 2019 in Des Moines, Iowa. The event was hosted by Everytown for Gun Safety.

    Bloomberg's time as mayor and philanthropy in political causes provide good clues to his plans.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 22- Samsung heavy industries Co Ltd has agreed to pay more than $75 million in criminal penalties to resolve a U.S. investigation of a scheme to pay millions of dollars in bribes to officials in Brazil, the U.S. Justice Department said on Friday. Samsung Heavy has admitted to paying about $20 million to a Brazilian intermediary between 2007 and 2013...

  • President Donald Trump a personal tour of its Texas computer factory on Wednesday, the latest sign of a close relationship between two of America's most powerful men. One reason: Apple has kept production of the high-end Mac Pro in the United States, rather than moving it abroad. **Sept. 8, 2018: Tweets Apple's prices may rise because of the tariffs to be imposed on...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 19- U.S. homebuilding rebounded in October and permits for future home construction jumped to a more than 12- year high, pointing to strength in the housing market amid lower mortgage rates. The report from the Commerce Department on Tuesday also showed an increase in home completions and the stock of homes under construction, which could help to...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 19- Most people's basic knowledge of investing is that their portfolio should be a mix of stocks and bonds. "I see a lot more mistakes," said Michael Yoder, a certified financial planner from Walnut Creek, California. Certified financial planner John Middleton leans on a variety of ETFs, which trade throughout the day.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 15- U.S. retail sales rebounded moderately in October although consumers did cut back on purchases of big-ticket household items like furniture and discretionary spending, which could temper expectations for a strong holiday shopping season. Signs from the Commerce Department report on Friday that consumer spending was slowing faster...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 15- U.S. retail sales rebounded in October, but consumers cut back on purchases of big-ticket household items and clothing, which could temper expectations for a strong holiday shopping season. The report from the Commerce Department on Friday pointed to a moderation in consumer spending, but probably not enough to knock the economy off its...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 14- U.S. producer prices increased by the most in six months in October, lifted by gains in the costs of goods and services, further bolstering the Federal Reserve's stance that it will probably not cut interest rates again in the near term. The report from the Labor Department on Thursday showed healthcare costs accelerated last month, with the...