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Trump Approves Disaster Assistance for New Hampshire

President Donald Trump on Wednesday issued a major disaster declaration for New Hampshire and will provide federal emergency assistance following severe storms that hit the state last month. The storms dropped more than an inch of rain per hour. About …

Tour Operator in Pennsylvania’s Amish Country Gets in Tiff Over His Tuk-Tuk

Pennsylvania utility regulators are making a big to-do over Timm Wenger’s tuk-tuk. The 48-year-old entrepreneur wants to use his three-wheeled, open-sided electric shuttle to offer sightseeing tours of Lancaster the urban core of a region best known for its undulating …

Canada’s Economical Names Dunbar to Lead Its Digital Direct Channel, Sonnet

Waterloo, Ontario-based Economical Insurance has appointed Roger Dunbar as the senior vice president of Sonnet Insurance, Economical’s digital direct channel. Previously, Dunbar was vice president, Marketing, at Trader Corporation where he led Trader’s consumer and business-to-business strategies, and business intelligence. …

UK Seeks Interim Post-Brexit Transitional Deal with EU

Britain has said it wants an interim customs agreement with the European Union after Brexit to allow the freest possible trade of goods, but that it will also seek the right to negotiate other trade deals — a possible sticking …

Reinsurers More Likely to Report Natural Disaster Underwriting Losses: S&P

Things could get rougher for global reinsurers if annual natural catastrophe claims keep moving closer to the long-term average, Standard & Poor’s said in a new report. It turns out that upward trend has been substantial. As indicated by Aon …

Tesla Developing Self-Driving Long Haul, Electric Truck

Tesla Inc. is developing a long-haul, electric semi-truck that can drive itself and move in “platoons” that automatically follow a lead vehicle, and is getting closer to testing a prototype, according to an email discussion of potential road tests between …

Court Shaves $2 Million in Lawyers’ Fees from Whirlpool Moldy Washer Settlement

A federal appeals court reduced by $2 million the legal fees that Sears Holdings Corp. and Whirlpool Corp. must pay to settle a class action lawsuit over defective washing machines. The reason: the case was not that complicated. The 7th …

Why and How P/C Insurance Carriers Should Work with Insurtechs

Startup insurtechs need partnerships more than they need money from insurance carriers, according to one leading venture capitalist actively funding insurance technology firms. Venture firm XL Innovate’s Martha Notaras told Super Regional property/casualty insurer executives looking to get involved in …

Car Break-Ins Drop in Alabama City After it Promotes ‘Remove it, Lock it or Lose it’ Policy

Don Cook was asleep in his Hillwood home when the security alarm on his phone woke him up just past midnight. Three burglars were trying to break into his car. The burglars had tripped the surveillance camera on the side …

West Virginia Woman Awarded $1.5M Over Deputy Crash Into Home

A West Virginia woman who filed a lawsuit after being injured when a deputy crashed into a townhome has settled for $1.5 million. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports the settlement was finalized Thursday. Samme Gee sued Kanawha County Sheriff’s Deputy Shawn …

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