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New Twist in Colorado Marijuana Debate: Why Not Allow Pot Clubs?

Legal marijuana is giving Colorado a stinky conundrum. Visitors can buy the drug, but they can’t use it in public. Or in a rental car. Or in most hotel rooms. The result is something marijuana advocates and opponents feared – …

Worker Dies in Catwalk Fall at Amazon’s Arizona Facility

Authorities say a worker who died last week after falling from a catwalk at the Amazon distribution center in Phoenix, Ariz. had a preexisting medical condition. Phoenix police say the incident occurred about 1:15 a.m. Friday. The woman was pronounced …

Munich Re U.S. Names Hochburger, Ludwig to Reinsurance Posts

Munich Re U.S. has appointed Stephan Hochburger and Paul Ludwig as senior vice presidents and client executives for the Reinsurance Division. They will report to Steven Levy, president of the Reinsurance Division (RD), and serve on the RD executive leadership …

Massachusetts’ Rogers & Gray Acquires Albert Brock Co. on Nantucket

Cape Cod, Massachusetts-based Rogers & Gray Insurance has acquired the independent insurance agency, Albert G. Brock Co., located on Nantucket Island. The newly formed entity will now be known as Brock Insurance, a division of Rogers & Gray. The Brock …

Insurers, Agents Together Need to Lower Distribution Costs: Berkley

Partnership and greater efficiency will help lead the way to continued profitability for the property/casualty insurance industry despite a new level of uncertainty globally, according to William Berkley, executive chairman of the W.R. Berkley Corp. Economic and social trends are …

Lockton Names Spencer to Succeed Lumelleau as CEO in 2017

Global insurance broker Lockton has chosen insider Glenn A. Spencer as its next president and chief executive officer, effective May 1, 2017. Spencer will succeed John L. Lumelleau, who has led Lockton as president and CEO since 2002 and through …

Meeting with Antitrust Official Key Moment for Anthem-Cigna Merger

Anthem Inc. and Cigna Corp. are preparing for a showdown with senior Justice Department officials this week in their effort to persuade the government to allow the health insurers to combine, lest they wind up dueling in court over a …

Democratic Senators Oppose Health Insurer Mergers

Seven Democratic senators urged the U.S. Justice Department on Wednesday to block two mergers of major health insurance companies, saying that the proposed deals would mean higher premiums and lower-quality healthcare for consumers. The department is reviewing Aetna Inc.’s $33 …

World Awaits Outcome of UK’s EU Referendum

Britons were voting on Thursday on whether to stay in the European Union in a referendum that could change the face of Europe and is being nervously watched by financial markets and politicians across the world. A British exit, or Brexit, would …

Neon Names Dolonen as Marine & Offshore Construction U/W

Specialist Lloyd’s insurer Neon, formerly known as Marketform, has appointed Mireille Dolonen as Marine & Offshore Construction underwriter. With over 20 years of experience in the Marine & Offshore Construction space, Dolonen “will bring a wealth of expertise to Neon and …

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