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What El Niño Means for the Coming Winter in U.S.

How the weather plays out in the next six months will have a lot to say about the California drought, snow in the Northeast and even the ...

Drivers Convicted, Jailed for Crashes Now Blamed on Car Defects

Lakisha Ward-Green spent three months in jail after she lost control of her Chevrolet Cobalt, killing her teenage passenger. Last week, a ...

Do Not Enter: 'Shadiest' New Internet Addresses

A new report warns that more than 95 percent of websites with new Internet addresses such as .zip, .kim or .party are suspicious. Internet ...

66% of Small Businesses Lack Business Interruption Coverage: Survey

Nearly 75 percent of small businesses say they don't have a disaster recovery plan in place. For companies with fewer than 50 employees, ...

CFC Launches Cyber Risk Portal

Specialist lines underwriting agency, CFC, has extended its cyber product suite with the launch of a new online hub offering specialized ...

From MyNewMarkets.com ACE Commercial Expands Small Business Specialty Offerings Online

ACE Commercial Risk Services (ACE CRS) announced several new products that expand its suite of specialty commercial products for small...
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Developing People: It Matters to Great Leaders

As we build on the ideas presented in this series of articles, we focus on the third thing that great leaders do...
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East

R.I. AG Sues Health Insurance Commissioner Over 10% Blue Cross Rate Hike

Rhode Island's attorney general has sued the state's health insurance commissioner for allowing Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island to ...

Beecher Carlson Adds 2 to Northeast Property Operations

Beecher Carlson Insurance Services LLC, a specialized large account insurance broker and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Brown & Brown Inc., ...

NFP Acquires Insurance Management Associates in New Jersey

NFP, a New York City-based provider of employee benefits, property/casualty insurance, retirement and wealth management services, announced ...

New Jersey's New Child Safety Seat Rules Go Into Effect

New Jersey has new child safety seat rules. The rules, which take effect Sept. 1, adhere to American Academy of Pediatrics recommendations. ...
Midwest

A.J. Renner & Associates Acquired by RT Specialty

R-T Specialty LLC (RT Specialty), the wholesale brokerage unit of Ryan Specialty Group LLC, has acquired A.J. Renner & Associates, an ...

Insureon Hires Utkin as Chief Marketing Officer

Insureon, an online provider of small business insurance, has added Andrei Utkin as chief marketing officer. He is based in Chicago. ...

Chicago Sues Red Light Camera Operator, Redflex

The city of Chicago has filed a $300 million lawsuit against the former operator of its red light cameras, alleging the program was built ...
Southeast

Miami Agent Arrested for Operating With Expired License, Stealing Premium Funds

The Florida Division of Insurance Fraud announced the arrest of Tania Michel, 41, for failing to notify the Department of Financial ...

Safety of Sports Stadiums Questioned After Fan Dies at Atlanta Braves Game

The death of a longtime Braves season-ticket holder raises questions about the planned height of guard rails at their new stadium scheduled ...

Apartment Building Explosion in Georgia Under Investigation

Firefighters are investigating a blaze at a Marietta, Ga., apartment complex that was reportedly rattled by an explosion August 31. The ...

Florida-Based Psychic Network Sues General Mills Over 'Miss Cleo' Image

The South Florida company that owns the rights to the popular TV psychic ``Miss Cleo" is suing General Mills alleging copyright ...
South Central

Kingstone OK'd to Write P/C Insurance in Texas

Kingstone Companies Inc., a multi-line regional property/casualty insurance holding company based in New York, announced that its ...

Louisiana Regulators Take Over Health Insurance CO-OP

The 19th Judicial District Court granted an Order of Rehabilitation and Injunctive Relief giving Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon ...

Oklahoma Groups Settle Legal Battle Over Failed Airline

The Tulsa Airports Improvement Trust and the Bank of Oklahoma's parent company say they have reached a settlement over the failed Great ...

Zewe, Jordan Named to Leadership Posts at Louisiana DOI

Jeffrey Zewe has been appointed deputy commissioner of the newly formed Office of Consumer Services at the Louisiana Department of ...
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West

California Uber Drivers Get Class Action Status in Employment Suit

Uber drivers are entitled to class action status in litigation over whether they are independent contractors or employees, a key ...

Idaho Court Allows Boy Scout Suit to Move Forward

Idaho's highest court has ruled that the 16 men who say they were sexually abused as youngsters by scout leaders in Idaho filed their ...
International

Dutch Court Rules Gas Producer NAM Must Compensate Quake Zone Homeowners

A Dutch court ruled on Wednesday that gas producer NAM must compensate homeowners for falls in the value of their properties due to ...

Study Says European Insurers' Assets under Management Hit $11 Trillion

European insurers' assets under management jumped 9.4 percent to €9.9 trillion ($11.15 trillion) in 2014 from a year earlier, trade body ...

ACE Promotes 6 in International Energy Team

ACE Group announced six appointments to its ACE Global Markets (AGM) and ACE Overseas General (AOG) energy teams. All appointments are ...

Hindson Joins Argo Group as Chief Risk Officer

Argo Group International Holdings Ltd., the Bermuda-based underwriter of specialty insurance and reinsurance products, announced that Alex ...

Hurricane Strikes Cape Verde in East Atlantic -- First Time Since 1892

Something rare happened out in the Atlantic  -- a hurricane hit Cape Verde. The islands off the coast of Africa lend their name to some ...
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Driver's 'Selfie' Attempt Causes Crash, Maine Police Say
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Blue Bell Selling Ice Cream Again after Listeria Recall
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U.S. Eyes China, Russia Sanctions Over Cyber Attacks
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