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US hits record for costly weather disasters: $306 billion

With three strong hurricanes, wildfires, hail, flooding, tornadoes and drought, the United States tallied a record high bill last year for weather disasters: $306 billion.
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Puerto Rico’s Maria death toll climbs to 64, as FEMA assistance tops $1B

Puerto Rico's official death toll from Hurricane Maria has risen to 64, the island's Department of Public Safety (DPS) announced Saturday.
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Recap of the eventful 2017 Atlantic hurricane season

The catastrophic Atlantic hurricane season officially ends Thursday. This season had more than the usual number of storms with 17 named storms.
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US economy expanded at brisk 3.3 pct. pace in third quarter

Led by a rise in business investment, the U.S. economy grew at an annual pace of 3.3 percent from July through September, its fastest rate in three years.
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Lowe’s gets a hurricane boost, but investors not blown away

Lowe's profit more than doubled in the third quarter as Americans along the Gulf Coast loaded up trunks and trucks with material to repair the damage delivered by a pair of gigantic hurricanes.
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FEMA: Cost of current disaster relief at $200 million per day

The head of FEMA says the agency is spending more than $200 million per day for disaster response following three major hurricanes and the CA wildfires.
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5 living ex-presidents attend Texas hurricane relief concert

All five living former U.S. presidents will be attending a concert Saturday night in a Texas college town, raising money for relief efforts from hurricane devastation in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Coast Guard Cutter Diligence returns to Cape Fear after 65-day patrol

The crew's primary missions during the patrol included search and rescue, and alien migrant interdiction and counter drug operations.
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US hiring fell 33,000 in September, depressed by hurricanes

The U.S. shed 33,000 jobs in September because of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, which closed thousands of businesses in Texas and Florida.

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