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  • "Mega Millions has already entered historic territory, but it's truly astounding to think that now the jackpot has reached an all-time world record," Gordon Medenica, lead director of the Mega Millions Group, said in a statement. If a player hits all six numbers to win the jackpot, they can opt for an immediate cash payment of $904 million or receive the $1.6 billion...

  • Oct 20- At least $1.6 billion, the largest jackpot in U.S. lottery history, will be up for grabs during the next Mega Millions draw after no winning tickets were sold for Friday night's draw, the lottery said on Saturday. If a player hits all six numbers to win the jackpot, they can opt for an immediate cash payment of $904 million or receive the $1.6 billion prize over 29...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 19- The U.S. benchmark S&P 500 stock index edged lower on Friday as strong earnings from Procter& Gamble Co were balanced by ongoing concerns about rising interest rates and geopolitical tensions denting U.S. economic growth. "When companies like give good earnings and provide good guidance, that's a good thing for the market overall," said J.J. Kinahan,...

  • A biker rides a Harley Davidson

    A boycott of Harley-Davidson encouraged by President Trump seems to be having a significant impact on the iconic motorcycle manufacturer. 

  • *Tech leads all 11 S&P sectors higher. NEW YORK, Oct 16- U.S. stocks surged more than 2 percent on Tuesday after upbeat earnings reports from major companies including UnitedHealth and Goldman Sachs and solid economic data, as equities rebounded from a recent sharp sell-off. Wall Street's three major indexes tallied their biggest one-day percentage gains since...

  • Oct 16- U.S. stocks surged on Tuesday after upbeat earnings reports from major companies including UnitedHealth and Goldman Sachs and solid economic data, as equities rebounded from a recent sharp sell-off. Wall Street's three major indexes gained more than 1.5 percent each, with the Nasdaq up well over 2 percent. The gains marked a partial recovery from Wall...

  • MEXICO BEACH, Fla., Oct 13- Search and rescue volunteers have located hundreds of people reported missing in the U.S. Crews heard cries for help and crowbarred into a mobile home crumpled by the storm in Panama City, freeing a mother and daughter, both diabetics who had been trapped in a closet without insulin for two days and were on the verge of diabetic shock,...

  • MEXICO BEACH, Fla., Oct 12- Searchers on Friday uncovered the first body in the rubble of the Florida town of Mexico Beach, which was nearly obliterated by Hurricane Michael, as the toll from the historic storm rose to at least 18 and was expected to climb further. "I've watched on television, thinking of what others have experienced, like in the Carolinas and Texas,"...

  • MEXICO BEACH, Fla., Oct 12- Searchers on Friday found the first body in the rubble of the Florida coastal town of Mexico Beach, which was nearly obliterated by Hurricane Michael, as the toll from the historic storm rose to at least 17 and was expected to rise. "I've watched on television, thinking of what others have experienced, like in the Carolinas and Texas," Mexico...

  • Searchers found one person dead in the rubble of Mexico Beach, said Joseph Zahralban, Miami's fire chief and the task force leader of a search and rescue unit. "I've watched on television, thinking of what others have experienced, like in the Carolinas and Texas," Mexico Beach Mayor Al Cathey told reporters. The number of fatalities is expected to rise further as...

  • MEXICO BEACH, Fla., Oct 12- The U.S. death toll from Hurricane Michael rose to 16 on Friday, law enforcement officials said, as rescue crews began searching hardest-hit communities in the Florida panhandle rendered nearly inaccessible by storm damage. Three additional deaths were reported in Marianna, in Jackson County, Florida, Sheriff Lou Roberts told a news...

  • MEXICO BEACH, Fla., Oct 12- Rescue crews confronted with shattered roads, fallen trees and miles of ruins struggled on Friday to get to Florida Panhandle communities hardest hit by Hurricane Michael, saying they expected the death toll of 14 to rise. None of the confirmed 14 fatalities were reported from the oceanfront communities, such as Mexico Beach, Port St. Joe...

  • MEXICO BEACH, Fla., Oct 12- Rescue crews worked their way through fallen trees and heaps of rubble on Friday in the Florida Panhandle towns hit the hardest by Hurricane Michael, looking for people trapped or killed by a storm blamed for at least 12 deaths. So far, counties along the affected northwest Florida coast have reported no deaths related to the storm.

  • *China trade surplus with U.S. hits all-time peak. NEW YORK, Oct 12- Stock markets worldwide bounced back on Friday after a multi-day selloff that left the equity markets on track for their biggest weekly losses in months, while U.S. The MSCI All-Country World index, which tracks shares in 47 countries, was up 1.4 percent on the day.

  • PORT ST. JOE, Fla., Oct 12- Rescuers used heavy equipment and search dogs on Friday to look for people trapped or killed in the Florida Panhandle towns devastated by Hurricane Michael, amid expectations the death toll of 12 from the powerful storm will climb. So far, counties along the hard-hit northwest Florida coast have reported no deaths related to the storm.

  • *Microsoft helps tech stocks climb 3 pct. Oct 12- Wall Street climbed more than 1 percent on Friday following its worst two-day slide in eight months, with technology and other high-growth stocks leading a fight back. The bank results launch a quarterly reporting season that will give the clearest picture yet of the impact on profits from President Donald...

  • PORT ST. JOE, Fla., Oct 12- Rescuers used heavy equipment to clear debris in the Florida Panhandle towns hit hardest by Hurricane Michael, searching for survivors amid expectations the death toll of 12 from the powerful storm likely will climb. Michael charged ashore on Wednesday near the small Florida Panhandle town of Mexico Beach as one of the most powerful...

  • Michael charged ashore on Wednesday near the small Florida Panhandle town of Mexico Beach as one of the most powerful storms in U.S. history, with top sustained winds of 155 miles per hour. Although weaker as it pushed over the southeastern United States, it carried high winds and delivered drenching rains to Georgia, the Carolinas and Virginia.

  • 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,...