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  • Hurricane Michael struck Florida's northwest coast near the small town of Mexico Beach on Wednesday afternoon with top sustained winds of 155 miles per hour, pushing a wall of seawater inland and causing widespread flooding. At least seven people were killed in Florida, Georgia and North Carolina, according to state officials. U.S. Army personnel used heavy...

  • Michael struck Florida's northwest coast near the small town of Mexico Beach on Wednesday afternoon with top sustained winds of 155 miles per hour, pushing a wall of seawater inland and causing widespread flooding. U.S. Army personnel used heavy equipment to push a path through debris in Mexico Beach to allow rescuers through to search for trapped residents,...

  • Michael struck Florida's northwest coast near the small town of Mexico Beach on Wednesday afternoon with top sustained winds of 155 miles per hour, pushing a wall of seawater inland. U.S. Army personnel used heavy equipment to push a path through debris in Mexico Beach to allow rescuers through to search for trapped residents, survivors or casualties, as...

  • Oct 11- Andeavor's Anacortes plant on Thursday joined a list of oil refineries in Washington state forced to shut or curb operations after natural gas supply to the facilities was disrupted by a pipeline fire in Canada on Tuesday. The shutdown follows actions by two other refineries, and sent fuel prices in the Pacific Northwest region and across the West Coast...

  • VANCOUVER, Oct 10- Enbridge Inc, Canada's largest pipeline operator, said on Wednesday that it had extinguished a fire on a natural gas line in northern British Columbia that prompted the evacuation of about 100 people and caused disruptions at refineries in neighboring Washington state. Royal Dutch Shell said it was proactively shutting units down at its...

  • PANAMA CITY, Fla., Oct 10- Extremely powerful Hurricane Michael crashed into Florida's northwestern Panhandle coast on Wednesday, flooding towns and ripping up trees with 155 mile per hour winds and the potential for a devastating storm surge. Michael, which had caught many by surprise with its rapid intensification as it churned north over the Gulf of Mexico,...

  • TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Oct 10- Extremely powerful Hurricane Michael crashed into Florida's northwestern Panhandle coast on Wednesday, flooding towns and ripping up trees with 155 mile per hour winds and the potential for a devastating storm surge. Michael, which had caught many by surprise with its rapid intensification as it churned north over the Gulf of Mexico,...

  • TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Oct 10- Extremely powerful Hurricane Michael crashed into the Florida's northwestern Panhandle coast on Wednesday, flooding towns and ripping up trees with 155 mile per hour winds and the potential for a devastating storm surge. Michael, which had caught many by surprise with its rapid intensification as it churned north over the Gulf of...

  • against women@ SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 10- Amazon.com Inc's machine-learning specialists uncovered a big problem: their new recruiting engine did not like women. The team had been building computer programs since 2014 to review job applicants' resumes with the aim of mechanizing the search for top talent, five people familiar with the effort told Reuters.

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, Oct 10- Pharmacy chain CVS Health Corp won U.S. antitrust approval for its $69 billion acquisition of health insurer Aetna Inc, the Justice Department said on Wednesday, paving the way for a combination with potential to cut U.S. healthcare costs for consumers. The deal was approved on the condition that the companies sell Aetna's standalone...

  • TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Oct 10- Hurricane Michael was still strengthening as it closed in on the Florida Panhandle on Wednesday with the threat of catastrophic surges of sea water and roof-shredding winds, and was expected to be the worst hurricane ever recorded in the region. Michael caught many by surprise with its rapid intensification as it churned north over the...

  • Transdigm

    Aircraft parts supplier TransDigm has agreed to buy smaller rival Esterline Technologies for about $3.6 billion as it seeks the heft to compete with Boeing and Airbus in after-sales plane servicing.

  • women@ SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 10- Amazon.com Inc's machine-learning specialists uncovered a big problem: their new recruiting engine did not like women. The team had been building computer programs since 2014 to review job applicants' resumes with the aim of mechanizing the search for top talent, five people familiar with the effort told Reuters.

  • The numbers brought overall aircraft deliveries for the first nine months of 2018 to 568, up from 554 at the end of September a year ago and pointing to an easing of the production problems that had caused unfinished planes to pile up at Boeing's Renton, Washington plant. Chief Executive Officer Dennis Muilenburg's had said last month only that September...

  • The numbers brought deliveries for the first nine months of 2018 to 568, up from 554 at the end of September a year ago and pointing to an easing of the production problems at suppliers that had caused unfinished aircraft to pile up at Boeing's Renton, Washington plant.

  • *Says will now lobby in Washington for minimum wage change. Oct 2- Amazon.com Inc said on Tuesday it would raise its minimum wage to $15 per hour for U.S. employees from next month, seeking to head off criticism of working conditions at the world's second most valuable company. The online retailer said it would now lobby in Washington for an increase in the federal...

  • The company also said it would lobby in Washington for an increase in the federal minimum wage and urge other competitors to raise wages- a call that comes in the backdrop of the "Fight for Fifteen" movement, a union-led push for a $15 minimum wage. Amazon, which became the second company to cross $1 trillion market value last month, on average paid employees $34,123...

  • SEATTLE, Oct 1- Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen said on Monday he had started treatment for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, the same disease he overcame in 2009..

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 1- Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai rejected arguments Monday that states should be able to impose their own net neutrality protections after the Trump administration in December withdrew them. In August, 22 states, including California, and a coalition of trade groups representing major tech companies urged a federal...

  • US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis inspects an honor guard during a welcome ceremony at the Bayi Building in Beijing on June 27, 2018.

    The cancellation comes on the heels of a denied port visit for the USS Wasp in Hong Kong and a scrubbed engagement with China's top naval commander.