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Ernest Scheyder

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20 Sep 2018 | 6:08 PM

Flooding expected to worsen as Florence passes through Carolinas

CONWAY, S.C. (Reuters) - Flooding across the Carolinas in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, which has killed 36 people, was expected to worsen over the next couple of days, forecasters said.

18 Sep 2018 | 9:56 PM

Travel snarled by flooding as Carolinas size up Florence's damage

WILMINGTON/FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (Reuters) - Residents of the Carolinas struggled to return to normalcy on Tuesday after taking a beating from Hurricane Florence, but their efforts were hindered by standing water and additional flooding expected from already swollen rivers.

17 Sep 2018 | 10:37 PM

Carolinas brace for days of floods after Florence's deluge

WILMINGTON/FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (Reuters) - Rescue teams were trying to reach hundreds of people on Monday and racing against rising rivers and floods that could last for days after Florence dumped record rain on the Carolinas and killed at least 31 people.

16 Sep 2018 | 11:08 PM

North Carolina devastated as floodwaters rise from deadly storm Florence

WILMINGTON/WILSON, N.C. (Reuters) - Deadly storm Florence drenched North Carolina with more downpours on Sunday, cutting off the coastal city of Wilmington, damaging tens of thousands of homes and threatening worse flooding as rivers fill to the bursting point.

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15 Sep 2018 | 2:19 AM

Riding out 'monster' Florence at home, hardy holdouts feel lucky so far

CAROLINA BEACH, N.C. (Reuters) - As Hurricane Florence bent trees and began to peel away part of his neighbour's roof late on Thursday night, E.J. Griffin wondered if he had made a mistake by staying at his house in Carolina Beach in defiance of a mandatory evacuation order.

13 Sep 2018 | 11:42 PM

At North Carolina aquariums, creatures to ride out storm alone

WILMINGTON, N.C. (Reuters) - From turtles to fish, the denizens of two North Carolina aquariums will be facing Hurricane Florence alone after their handlers were forced to leave under mandatory evacuation orders.

13 Sep 2018 | 8:53 AM

As Florence draws near, historic Wilmington, N.C., puts on brave face

WILMINGTON, N.C. (Reuters) - From a hipster bar to a Waffle House, from a bodega to a deli, a few pockets of life remained in Wilmington's historic downtown on Wednesday, welcoming patrons for a last beer and a bite as the threat of Hurricane Florence loomed large.

11 Sep 2018 | 10:27 PM

'Monster' Hurricane Florence to pummel U.S. Southeast for days

WILMINGTON, N.C. (Reuters) - Hurricane Florence, on track to become the first Category 4 storm to make a direct hit on North Carolina in six decades, howled closer to shore on Tuesday, threatening to unleash deadly pounding surf, days of torrential rain and severe flooding.

8 Mar 2018 | 7:00 AM

Exxon CEO struggles to reverse Tillerson’s legacy of failed bets

HOUSTON: Exxon Mobil Corp’s US$200mil write-down last month on abandoned ventures in Russia – once its next big frontier – points to challenges facing chief executive Darren Woods in his second year leading the world’s largest publicly traded oil producer.

Corporate challenges: Woods faces the prospect of slow growth and billions of dollars in new spending for Exxon Mobil. — Reuters
9 Nov 2017 | 7:00 AM

Peak oil? Majors aren’t buying into the threat from renewables

LONDON: Two decades ago, BP set out to transcend oil, adopting a sunburst logo to convey its plans to pour US$8bil over a decade into renewable technologies, even promising to power its gas stations with the sun.

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