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TRIA Renewal “This reauthorization was essential and restores much-needed certainty to the insurance industry here in the Insurance Capital.” —Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on the reauthorization of Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA). The 114th Congress this month voted overwhelmingly …

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Cyber Education “For us, it’s trying to keep up with the demand.” —Derek Mohammed, chairman of the computer science department at Saint Leo University, one of several Florida schools rushing to offer programs to train cybersecurity specialists. Hopeful “We live …

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Bandit Towing “Towing charges, which should amount to a few hundred dollars, often skyrocket to a few thousand dollars once the bandit tow truck operator hauls the vehicle away from the accident scene.” —National Insurance Crime Bureau Special Agent Doreen …

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Innocence Lost … Again “New GM was not born innocent.” —Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne wants civil penalties of $10,000 for each of the hundreds of thousands of GM vehicles sold in the state in violation of consumer-fraud law. Arizona became …

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No Hesitation “If there is real evidence or a directive from (the Federal Highway Administration) that says the ET-Plus needs to be replaced, make no mistake — we will not shy away from that directive and we will not hesitate …

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No Involvement “It is clear that Mr. Allman … had no involvement in any of the decisions that resulted in Sarah’s death.” —Jeff Harris, an Atlanta attorney for the parents of Sarah Jones, a camera assistant who was killed by …

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Wild Bus Ride “She can’t stay in the lanes, she’s crossing the double lines, and the adults are getting scared.” —A woman on a Utah school bus called 911 when the driver allegedly began driving erratically. The driver was arrested …

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Insurance Scams “Sadly, senior citizens are among our most vulnerable targets for insurance and financial fraud.” —New Jersey Dept. of Banking and Insurance Commissioner Ken Kobylowski’s comment during a consumer awareness meeting with senior citizens in Sayreville, N.J., on Oct. …

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Climate Action “As we have seen, when New York takes action the rest of the world pays attention and it is my hope that we can serve as a model for cities all across the world as we continue to …

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Stormy Relations “Storm surge and wind-driven waves flooded homes and moved them off their foundations in Kapoho, Hawaii County.”  —Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie describing the damaging force of the tropical storm Iselle. His petition for disaster assistance for the storm …

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