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Flood waters  in Sneads Ferry, North Carolina. Photograph: Logan Cyrus/AFP/Getty Images

The US is bracing itself for its biggest hurricane so far this year. Heavy rains and winds began to lash the outer banks of North Carolina and the so(...)

Sand bags surround homes on North Topsail Beach, North Carolina, US, as Hurricane Florence threatens the coast. Photograph: AP Photo/Chuck Burton

The east coast of the United States is bracing for a major hurricane as Hurricane Florence gathered pace in the Atlantic Ocean. Satellite imagery on (...)

In this aerial photo, debris is strewn about after a sinkhole damaged two homes in Land O’ Lakes, Florida. Photograph:   Luis Santana/Tampa Bay Times via AP

A sinkhole that continues to grow in the US has now swallowed a boat, destroyed two homes and prompted the evacuation of residents from 10 others. Dr(...)

Apple, Microsoft, Google and five other tech firms now account for more than a fifth of the $2.1 trillion in profits that US companies are holding overseas

Eight of the biggest US technology companies added a combined $69 billion to their stockpiled offshore profits over the past year, even as some corpo(...)

Janet Yellen is to succeed Ben Bernanke as chairman of the US Federal Reserve.

One person who will be pleased with US president Obama finally deciding to appoint Janet Yellen as Ben Bernanke’s successor as chairman of the Federal(...)