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S&P, Dow dip as Irma approaches U.S.; Disney also weighs

The Dow and the S&P were slightly lower in late morning trading on Thursday as investors kept a close watch on Hurricane Irma, which was barreling toward Florida. Indexes were also weighed down by a 3.1 percent fall in Walt Disney shares, after the company said its Marvel and Star Wars titles would go exclusively…

New fire erupts at flood-damaged Texas chemical plant -video

A raging fire and thick black smoke rose from Arkema SA’s flood-damaged Texas chemical plant on Friday evening, according to video aired on Houston television stations and broadcaster CNN. The company said earlier on Friday that it expected additional fires from the plant in the coming days even though floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey that…