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National

Wearable Device for Weight Loss Or Unbearable Loss of Privacy?

To fight rising medical costs, oil company BP Plc last year offered Cory Slagle -- a 260-pound former football lineman -- an unusual way to ...

Court Upholds Federal Mine Safety Rules Over Owners' Opposition

New federal rules that labor officials say could save lives at dangerous mining sites have survived a court challenge from mining industry ...

Digital Beats TV and Humans Still Matter in 'Top-of-Mind' Insurance Advertising

Insurance companies that spend their advertising dollars on digital ads can increase their brand awareness far more than they can with ...

ACE Group Names 3 to High-Net Personal Lines Posts

ACE Group announced executive appointments in its high net worth personal lines insurance business, ACE Private Risk Services, naming ...

Early Use of MRI for Lower Back Pain Found Unnecessary, Costly

Early use of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) to diagnose work-related lower back pain often leads to higher medical costs, unnecessary ...

From MyNewMarkets.com Credit Scores Effect on Home Insurance Premiums Varies by State

Homeowners with poor credit pay 91 percent more for homeowners’ insurance than people with excellent credit, according to a study by an...
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QBE CEO Neal: We'll Keep U.S. Middle Market Biz

QBE has changed its mind about a possible sale of its U.S.-based middle market business, months after confirming that it...
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East

New Jersey Hotel to Pay $65K in Sandy Price Gouging Case

A hotel in southern New Jersey has agreed to pay nearly $65,000 to settle allegations of price gouging in the wake of Superstorm Sandy. Amy ...

N.Y.'s Video Campaign Urges Motorists to Slow Down in Work Zones

The family of a New York State Department of Transportation employee killed on the job five years ago is reminding motorists to drive ...

N.Y. Man to Be Freed in Discredited Arson-Science Case

A New York City man who has spent 24 years in prison for setting a fire that killed his daughter will be released from custody while ...

N.Y. Gov. Issues Consumer Alert on Potential Home Repair Scams

New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo issued a consumer alert warning homeowners to protect themselves against home repair scams, which may arise ...
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Midwest

Flood Control Plan for North Dakota's Souris River Valley in Limbo

Plans for an $823 million flood control project for the Souris River Valley in North Dakota are in limbo due to federal policy changes and ...

Medical Director at North Dakota's Workers' Comp Agency Resigns

The medical director at North Dakota's workers' compensation agency has resigned. KXMB-TV reports that Luis Vilella stepped down on Aug. ...

Focus Is on Teens in Missouri Anti-Distracted Driving Campaign

Stressing the financial consequences resulting from an auto accident, the Missouri Department of Insurance is focusing on distracted ...

J.M. Wilson Hires Mauk as Transportation Underwriter in Indiana

J.M. Wilson has added Josh Mauk as a transportation underwriter in its Carmel, Ind., office. Mauk is responsible for quoting new and ...
Southeast

Florida's Citizens' Gilway Defends Overseas Travel Before Governor, Cabinet

The top official of Florida's state-backed property insurer stepped forward yesterday to defend his organization's international travel, ...

Mine Owner to Pay $1.5B Penalty to Kentucky for Environmental Violations

West Virginia billionaire Jim Justice has reached a $1.5 million settlement with Kentucky officials over dozens of violations at several of ...

North Carolina Lawmakers Approve Law Regulating Duke's Coal Ash Dumps

State House and Senate leaders said this week that they have reached a compromise on legislation to make Duke Energy curb pollution from ...

North Carolina's Towne Insurance Relocates Raleigh Office

Towne Insurance has relocated its Raleigh office to 4515 Falls of Neuse Road, Suite 300 in north Raleigh. Members of both the Stan Taylor ...
South Central

Despite Murder Charge, Texas Woman Gets Insurance Payout

A judge has awarded the payout of trucking magnate Bill Hall Jr.'s life insurance policy to Hall's widow, who's charged with murdering her ...

California Man Arrested, Charged with Selling Fake Insurance in Louisiana

A Los Angeles man was arrested in New Orleans for selling fraudulent workers' compensation and employers liability insurance policies ...

U.S. Attorney: Texas Man Guilty in Auto Insurance Fraud Case

A 42-year-old Nederland, Texas, man has pleaded guilty to federal violations related to fraudulent insurance claims in the Eastern District ...
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West

Premiums for Most Expensive Car Close to Income for Typical American Family

A Ferrari 250 GTO Berlinetta last week became easily the most expensive car sold at auction by when a bidder at a California auction agreed ...

Hot Weather Takes Toll On Washington Wheat Crop

Too much heat and too little rain this summer are taking a toll on the winter wheat crop in Eastern Washington. Joel Zwainz on Monday ...

Eight Homes, 10 Buildings Destroyed by California Wildfire

A wildfire northeast of Bakersfield, Calif.  has destroyed eight homes and 10 other structures, authorities said, but residents of some ...

Garner Consulting Joins Bolton & Co. in California

Pasadena, Calif.-based Bolton & Co. has joined forces with Garner Consulting, an independent insurance agency that provides employee ...
International

10 Dead, 22 Missing in Hiroshima Landslide

Rain-sodden slopes collapsed in torrents of mud, rock and debris early Wednesday in the outskirts of Hiroshima, killing at least 10 people ...

Aon Welcomes UK Government's Launch of 'Trailblazer' for Insurance Apprentices

Aon plc has issued the following statements regarding the UK government's announcement of the Trailblazer insurance apprentice program. ...

Allied World Names Bender CEO for Global Reinsurance Operations

Allied World Assurance Company Holdings, AG announced the appointment of John Bender as CEO for the company's global reinsurance ...
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Senate Hearing on Sandy Flood Claims Process

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Reader Comments

Small Businesses to Commercial Insurers: 'You've Lost That Loving Feeling'
Posted: Thu Aug 14 -- Why aren't they paid on call-ins? They could just as easily blow them off if they don't get paid for them. Why does it matter how they... Libby
House Votes to Proceed with Lawsuit Against Obama
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400,000 Mass. Residents Must Reapply for Health Coverage
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States Look to Kill-Switch Laws to Stem Smartphone Thefts
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