Hurricane Harvey

In this Nov. 17, 2017 photo, George Dorsey walks through his hurricane-damaged home in Houston. He usually hosts a large Thanksgiving dinner for family but is making other arrangements this year as he continues to recover from Hurricane Harvey. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
November 22, 2017 - 2:46 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The kitchen where George and Arva Dorsey prepare an 18-dish feast every Thanksgiving has been stripped of everything but its granite countertops, standing on their own with no appliances below. The house they renovated and expanded over three decades has been gutted down to its...
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November 17, 2017 - 12:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House Friday sent Congress a $44 billion disaster aid request that's already under attack from lawmakers from hurricane-hit regions as way too small. The request, President Donald Trump's third since hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria slammed the Gulf Coast and Caribbean...
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November 15, 2017 - 1:14 pm
Federal investigators say they've seen no signs that a Houston-area chemical plant that flooded and partially exploded during Hurricane Harvey considering moving its highly unstable compounds offsite as a precaution. Arkema Inc.'s emergency response plan listed flooding as a risk there but offered...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, May 18, 2016, file photo, an American flag flies over a Home Depot store location in Bellingham, Mass. The Home Depot Inc. reports financial results on Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
November 14, 2017 - 8:19 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Home Depot beat Wall Street expectations for the third quarter thanks in part to natural disasters that skewed economic growth and hiring in North America. The Atlanta home improvement retailer is one of the inadvertent winners in the aftermath of Harvey and Irma, massive storms that...
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November 13, 2017 - 6:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The chances of a hurricane flooding parts of Texas, like Harvey did, have soared sixfold in just 25 years because of global warming and will likely triple once again before the end of the century, a new study says. Study author Kerry Emanuel, a meteorology professor and hurricane...
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A framed photo of Narcisco Eguia, the great grandfather of Associated Press reporter Russell Contreras, sits in the Hurricane Harvey-damaged building of the Houston Hispanic civil rights group Sociedad Mutualista Obrera Mexicana on Sept. 25, 2017. Eguia helped found the group in 1930. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras)
November 05, 2017 - 8:27 am
HOUSTON (AP) — I returned to the city of my birth a few weeks ago, to a place that had drowned after a monster storm brought more than a year's worth of rain and sent its bayous and reservoirs overflowing. Hurricane Harvey had long left Houston, but its legacy lived on — in the ashy floors of Aunt...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, file photo, Warren Buffett attends the Forbes 100th Anniversary Gala at Pier Sixty in New York. Berkshire Hathaway Inc. reports earnings Friday, Nov. 3, 2017. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File)
November 03, 2017 - 6:48 pm
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. said Friday that its third-quarter profit fell 43 percent because of a $1.4 billion insurance underwriting loss from Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria and earthquakes in Mexico. The Omaha, Nebraska-based conglomerate owns Geico and several...
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This Sept. 16, 2017 photo provided by Brianne Bueno shows the home of Beatrice and Dominique Gerard, which was damaged by flooding during Hurricane Harvey In Angleton, Texas. Bueno, Gerards' granddaughter, helped organize a raffle on Facebook in which her family gave away two World Series tickets they had bought in order to raise money to help repair the Gerard's home. The fundraising effort which collected about $10,000, was one example of the economic boost the Astros' run to a World Series championship provided to local families and businesses in the wake of Harvey. (Brianne Bueno via AP)
November 02, 2017 - 10:16 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Astros' victorious World Series run has not only given an emotional boost to a city still recovering from Hurricane Harvey. It has provided an economic lift as well. And for one Houston family, the journey to a championship gave them a way to financially help their...
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October 31, 2017 - 5:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is in Washington making the case to the White House and top Capitol Hill leaders for a $60 billion Texas Gulf Coast rebuilding package. Abbott told reporters that topping huge Hurricane Harvey recovery proposal are tens of billions of dollars for Army Corps...
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In this Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, photo, workers build an apartment and retail complex in Nashville, Tenn. On Friday, Oct. 27, 2017, the Commerce Department issues the first of three estimates of how the U.S. economy performed in the July-September quarter. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
October 27, 2017 - 12:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Powered by businesses and consumers, the U.S. economy grew at a solid 3 annual pace last quarter despite two devastating hurricanes — evidence of economic durability and all but assuring that the Federal Reserve will resume raising interest rates late this year. Friday's figures...
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