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New Zealand Claims World’s First Pizza Delivery by Drone

New Zealand led the world when it gave women the vote and introduced inflation targeting. Now it’s claiming another world-first: pizza delivery by drone. Domino’s Pizza Enterprises Ltd. has joined forces with U.S.-based self-proclaimed “flying robot” operator Flirtey for the …

XL Catlin Names Chow as Senior U/W, Political Risk & Trade Credit, Asia Pacific

XL Catlin’s insurance operations announced the appointment of Bonnie Chow as senior underwriter, Political Risk and Trade Credit insurance for Asia Pacific. She will be based in Sydney. Chow has over 20 years’ experience in the insurance and banking industries, …

Hylant Names Timmel as VP for Cyber, Technology Risk Practice

Ohio-based insurance brokerage firm, Hylant, named Spencer Timmel to the newly created position of vice president, Cyber & Technology Risk Practice leader. Spencer speaks regularly on network security and privacy liability topics. He has shared his insights with the United …

Fitbit Did Not Steal Jawbone’s Trade Secrets, Trade Judge Rules

Fitbit Inc. did not steal rival Jawbone’s trade secrets, a U.S. International Trade Commission judge ruled on Tuesday, dashing Jawbone’s hopes of securing an import ban against Fitbit’s wearable fitness tracking devices. The judge, Dee Lord, said that there had …

Uber Opposes Employee Status But Offers Its Freelance Drivers Retirement App

They may not have a 401(k) plan, but drivers working through Uber Technologies Inc.’s platform will soon be able to open a retirement account right in the app. And in traditional Silicon Valley style, the ride-hailing company is partnering with another startup to do it. …

Opioid Overdoses in Florida County Jump 75% in 2016

Firefighters in Palm Beach County, Fla., have been responding to an average of five opioid-related overdoses every day this year. The Palm Beach Post reports that county firefighters are handling 75 percent more opioid-related overdoses than they did during the …

North Carolina Town to Expand Traffic Cameras After Collecting $1.3M in Fines

One of the few North Carolina cities using red-light cameras plans to expand their use after local schools collected $1.3 million in 13 months from thousands of ticketed drivers. The Fayetteville Observer reported that city officials plan to install the …

Brown & Brown Florida Office Denies EEOC Allegations of Pregnancy Discrimination

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has filed sued against national insurance brokerage firm Brown & Brown, based in Daytona Beach, Fla., over allegations it violated the Civil Rights Act by rescinding a job offer to a pregnant woman. …

Missouri Non-Renews Insurance License of Northern Illinois Agency Owner, Again

The Missouri Department of Insurance has once again refused to renew the non-resident producer license of the owner of an Illinois managing general agency that has been able to continue operations despite having his license revoked or non-renewed previously in both …

West Virginia Begins Demolition of Flood-Ravaged Homes, Plans Town Recoveries

The West Virginia Army National Guard over the weekend began tearing down homes ruined by floods in June. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin wants those communities to rebuild with a long-term focus on diversifying their economies. Maj. Gen. James Hoyer told …

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