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Scott Picks Public Service Commissioner Patronis as New Florida CFO

Gov. Rick Scott has tapped Jimmy Patronis, a member of the Florida Public Service Commission and a former Florida State Representative, as Florida’s next chief financial officer, according to a statement from the governor’s office. “I am honored to appoint …

Cheaper Cyber Insurance in the Works for Apple, Cisco Customers

Apple Inc. is working with Cisco Systems Inc. to help businesses that primarily use gear from both companies to get a discount on cyber-security insurance premiums, Apple Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook said on Monday. Sharing a stage with Cisco CEO …

Brunson Appointed President & CEO of Gulfstream, Catawba Insurance Cos.

Nan D. Brunson has been appointed full-time president & CEO of Gulfstream Property & Casualty Insurance Co. and its affiliates, as well as president & CEO of Catawba Insurance Co. Brunson currently serves as vice president of Business Development at …

Senate Health Bill in Jeopardy as 3 Republican Senators Oppose

At least three Republican senators said they would vote to block the current version of their party’s health-care bill from advancing, endangering Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s plan to repeal Obamacare.Republican Susan Collins of Maine late Monday said she would vote …

Alliant, USI in Running to Acquire Wells Fargo Insurance

Alliant Insurance Services Inc. has emerged as the front-runner to buy Wells Fargo & Co.’s insurance business, people familiar with the matter said. The San Francisco-based bank could announce a sale of its Wells Fargo Insurance Services USA brokerage within …

Tropical Storm Cindy Drenches Southeast

  Floodwaters from Tropical Storm Cindy covered timberland and fields across the rural Deep South on Saturday, but the sun peeked out enough to offer hope that the worst was over. Swollen by heavy rains and flowing quickly, the Chickasawhay …

Texas Ex-Track Coach’s Discrimination Suit to Proceed

The Texas Supreme Court has refused to block a sex and race discrimination lawsuit filed against the University of Texas by former women’s track coach Bev Kearney, who was forced out after the school learned of a romantic relationship with …

Oklahoma’s Tulsa County to Pay Ex-Deputy $138K in Wrongful Termination Suit

Tulsa County has agreed to pay nearly $138,000 to a former sheriff’s deputy to settle a wrongful termination lawsuit that claimed he and others were ousted in fallout from the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man in 2015. County …

Lloyd’s to Cut 10% of UK Employees on Soft Market Pricing Pressures

Lloyd’s of London is planning to cut 10 percent of its staff in the UK as the world’s oldest insurance market looks to streamline operations and reduce costs amid continued pricing pressure on its members. Lloyd’s plans to introduce a …

Missouri Judge OKs $1.5M Settlement in Brown Family Wrongful Death Suit

A federal judge in St. Louis on June 20 approved a $1.5 million settlement in a wrongful death lawsuit filed by Michael Brown Sr. and Lezley McSpadden. Their 18-year-old son was unarmed on Aug. 9, 2014, when he was fatally …

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