U.S. factory activity index eases off 13-1/2-year high

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 - 04:20 GMT

A measure of U.S. factory activity retreated from a 13-1/2-year high in October.

Recent hurricanes take toll on quarterly earnings

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 - 12:23 GMT

After raging over the southern United States and Puerto Rico, remnants of hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria are now dampening U.S. corporate profits.

IRMA, Maria: The worst hurricane season?

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 - 12:27 GMT

The 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season has not only been super active, but also super unlucky.

U.S. jobless claims hit 44-1/2-year low; mid-Atlantic factories humming

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 - 05:37 GMT

The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits dropped to its lowest level in more than 44-1/2 years last week.

U.S. housing starts hit one-year low in September

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 - 02:44 GMT

U.S. homebuilding fell to a one-year low in September as Hurricanes Harvey and Irma disrupted the construction of single-family homes in the South.

U.S. industrial output rises slightly as hurricanes impact lingers

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 - 04:40 GMT

U.S. industrial production rebounded modestly in September as the lingering effects of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma hobbled activity at factories.

Wall Street set to open lower on weak jobs data

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 - 01:04 GMT

Wall Street looks set to open lower on Friday after a report showed U.S. employment fell in September for the first time in seven years.

Hurricanes Harvey, Irma lift U.S. factory activity index to 13-year high

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 - 08:53 GMT

A measure of U.S. manufacturing activity surged to a near 13-1/2-year high in September as disruptions to the supply chains caused by Hurricanes Harvey .

Hurricane Maria heads for Virgin Islands after lashing Dominica, Guadeloupe

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 - 10:19 GMT

The US National Hurricane Center warned of a "potentially catastrophic" impact from a storm.

Jose expected to remain a hurricane through Tuesday

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 - 11:45 GMT

Jose is seen weakening over the next couple of days but is still expected to retain its hurricane strength through Tuesday

UAE offers $10mn emergency assistance to Hurricane Irma victims

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 - 11:00 GMT

The United Arab Emirates has provided an emergency assistance worth AED36.7 million (US$10 million) to aid those affected by Hurricane Irma.

Evacuees begin getting back to Florida Keys after Irma's devastation

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 - 02:21 GMT

Evacuees from Hurricane Irma returned early Wednesday to parts of the Florida Keys.

Irma leaves more than 7.2 million in the dark in Florida

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 - 10:29 GMT

Nearly 7.2 million homes and businesses are without power in multiple states as Tropical Storm Irma moves through the Southeast

Cuba counts the cost of deadly Hurricane Irma

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 - 08:19 GMT

Cuba emerged from a 72-hour thrashing by Hurricane Irma on Monday with three-quarters of the population without power.

Economic cost of Harvey, Irma estimated at $290B

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 - 02:16 GMT

The combined economic cost of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma could reach $290 billion, equivalent to 1.5 percent of the US gross domestic product

Oil edges up as Saudis discuss extending supply cut

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 - 09:32 GMT

Oil prices edged lower on Monday on concerns that Hurricane Irma's pounding of heavily populated areas of Florida could dent oil demand in the world's top oil.

Irma's winds buckle two giant cranes in Miami

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 - 05:20 GMT

Cranes atop two downtown Miami high rises under construction collapsed in the face of 100-mph (160-kph) winds as Hurricane Irma ripped through the Florida city.

Trump approves major disaster declaration for Florida

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 - 03:10 GMT

U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday approved a major disaster declaration for Florida and ordered federal aid to help the state struck by Hurricane Irma.

Florida Governor warns of hurricane Irma

Sun, 10 Sep 2017 - 08:23 GMT

Florida Governor Rick Scott warned people of Florida of dangerous hurricane Irma, New York Times reported Saturday.

Trump speaks to governors, senators on Irma, approves disaster areas

Sun, 10 Sep 2017 - 03:12 GMT

U.S. President Donald Trump spoke to the governors of Alabama