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Unions Remind U.S.: 150 Workers Die Every Day from Job Injuries, Illnesses

In 2015, 150 workers died from preventable work-related injuries and illnesses every day in the United States, on average, according to a report, Death on the Job: The Toll of Neglect, released by the AFL-CIO. The union said 4,836 workers …

The Hartford Reports Improved Q1 Results

The Hartford reported first quarter 2017 net income and core earnings of $378 million compared with net income of $323 million and core earnings of $385 million in first quarter 2016. Net income rose 17 percent to $378 million due …

MetLife CEO Says Businesses Must Give Up Tax Breaks for Lower Tax Rate

MetLife Inc. Chief Executive Officer Steve Kandarian said industries must be willing to forfeit some of their advantages in the tax code in order for the U.S. to seize a “once-in-a-generation” opportunity to lower corporate rates and simplify the process. …

Republicans Not Ready to Vote on Obamacare Replacement Bill

House GOP leaders aren’t ready to hold a vote this week on their stalled healthcare bill, despite intense pressure from the White House to deliver on a long-promised repeal of Obamacare. “We’ve been making great progress, and when we have …

ICC Forms Risk Purchasing Group Offering Admitted Umbrella Coverage to Restaurants

Innovative Coverage Concepts (ICC) has launched a new commercial umbrella insurance offering that will cover a broad range of restaurant and hospitality risks. The coverage will be available to upscale fine dining and casual dining establishments as well as upscale …

Senate Bill Would Extend National Flood Insurance Program for 10 Years

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy (R-La.) and Kristen Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) have released draft legislation to reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) for 10 years. The NFIP is currently set to expire on Sept. 30, 2017. The legislation, the Flood Insurance …

How Drivers Dress-Up Old Cars with New Safety Tech

Old cars can learn new tricks. For a few hundred dollars, drivers can add new safety technology — like forward collision warning systems or backup cameras — to older cars. Cars are lasting longer than ever thanks to improving quality. …

Report: Climate Change Could Cause Mass U.S. Migration

Migration to escape sea level rise could radically reshape the U.S. population landscape, and not just in coastal areas, according to a recent study. The author, Mathew Hauer, an applied demographer with the Carl Vinson Institute of Government at the …

United Airlines Settles with Passenger Dragged from Plane

United Airlines said it has reached a settlement with Dr. David Dao, the passenger who was dragged from a Chicago flight on April 9 because he did not want to surrender his seat. Video of the violent incident was viewed …

Marsh Reports 5% Revenue Growth in Q1

Marsh & McLennan Companies Inc. (MMC) reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, including 5 percent revenue growth at Marsh and 4 percent at Guy Carpenter, its Risk and Insurance divisions.   “With a strong start to the year, we …

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