The Federal Reserve noted the impact of three recent hurricanes, including one that was striking Puerto Rico on Wednesday, but said the storms would weigh on the economy only briefly.
Fears are growing that the mega-merger between Tata and Thyssenkrupp's European steel business to create a �13.3bn-a-year industry giant and safeguard their futures - along with thousands of British jobs - will only grant a temporary reprieve.
A raid on a three-bedroom house in north-west London has found 35 men living in rooms full of mattresses. The discovery was made on Winchester Avenue, Queensbury, at about 6am on Tuesday following complaints from neighbours, Brent council said.
The British Airline Pilots' Association (Balpa) will strike for 24 hours, with further industrial action threatened. A total of 49 flights will be affect by the walk-out - threatening holiday misery for thousands of Brits seeking on late summer breaks ...
The City is unsure that the ONE policy of B&Q's owner will, by 2021, yield the expected profits. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA.