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How Parents’ Perceptions Can Influence Teens Drivers’ Licensure

Preparing teens for safe independent driving could save lives, though historically there has been very little research to guide parents of teens with learner permits. A new study from University of Alabama at Birmingham developmental psychologist Jessica Mirman, Ph.D., offers insight into …

Obamacare Explosion More Like a Slow Burn for Now

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that Obamacare was “exploding” after Republican lawmakers shelved legislation that would have dismantled the healthcare law. That’s not going to happen this month. Probably not even this year. The more than 12 million …

Supreme Court Weighs Where Patents Lawsuits Can Be Filed

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday struggled over whether to upend nearly 30 years of law governing patent lawsuits that critics say allows often-baseless litigants to sue in friendly courts, giving them the upper hand over high-technology companies such as Apple …

AFL-CIO Chief Vows to Sue If Trump Weakens Overtime Rule

The AFL-CIO will sue if the Department of Labor tries to water down a boost in overtime eligibility put in place by the Obama administration, the chief of the labor federation said in an interview. “Anything that dilutes it is …

Supreme Court Won’t Hear Record Labels’ Copyright Violation Claims Against Vimeo

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear a bid by major record labels to revive copyright infringement claims against video-sharing website Vimeo LLC for hosting content that included songs by famed bands such as the Beatles, the Jackson …

Uber Resuming Autonomous Car Program After Crash

Driverless vehicles operated by Uber Technologies Inc. were back on the road in San Francisco on Monday after one of its self-driving cars crashed in Arizona, the ride-hailing company said. Uber’s autonomous vehicles in Arizona and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, remained grounded …

Insurers, Victims Sue Saudi Arabia Over Sept. 11 Terrorist Attacks

Saudi Arabia is facing a renewed $6 billion lawsuit by dozens of insurers seeking to hold it responsible for business and property damage caused by the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. The lawsuit filed late Thursday in the U.S. District Court …

4 Million Driving Jobs at Risk from Autonomous Vehicles: Report

As many as four million truck, bus, delivery and taxi driving jobs could be lost if fully autonomous vehicle technology is adopted in a short period of time, according to a new report. With more than 30 companies—including automakers BMW, Daimler …

How Republicans Can Unravel Obamacare Without Repealing It

Republicans may have failed to overthrow Obamacare last week, but there are plenty of ways they can chip away at it. The Trump administration has already begun using its regulatory authority to water down less prominent aspects of the 2010 …

The Hanover Launches Professional Liability Risk Management Portal

The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc. has launched a new online portal featuring risk management tools for the professional liability industry. HanoverProRisk offers articles, templates, risk bulletins and seminars focused on the needs of agents and customers. Resources on the site …

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