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Federal Transportation Officials Want Self-Driving Cars Sooner

Federal transportation officials are rethinking their position on self-driving cars with an eye toward getting the emerging technology into ...

Highway Death Toll Takes Troubling Turn: Up 8.1% This Year

The death toll on U.S. highways rose 8.1 percent in the first half of 2015 as low fuel prices contributed to a jump in miles driven by ...

What Do Thanksgiving and Climate Change Have in Common?

You have to be either strange or bored to Google the phrase, "What do climate change and Thanksgiving have in common?" So I did. Believe it ...

Toy Drones Are Serious Risk to Aircraft: Aerospace Firm

Troy drones can be dangerous and costly to the aerospace industry and consumers, according to a new report from a Texas aerospace and ...

19 E.coli Infections Linked to Costco in 7 States

At least 19 people in seven states may have been infected by E. coli after eating rotisserie chicken salad sold at Costco Wholesale Corp.'s ...

Thanksgiving Safety Tip: Don't Rinse That Turkey!

The instructions for many Thanksgiving turkey recipes say to "rinse turkey thoroughly." However, this is a huge food safety problem, ...

Terrorist Activity Boosts Interest in Travel Insurance

There has been a rise in demand for travel insurance due to recent terrorist attacks, according to an online seller of the coverage. Travel ...

Philadelphia Insurance Launches Craft Brewery & Distillery Coverage

Philadelphia Insurance Companies (PHLY) has launched a new product for craft brewery & distilleries that offers a package policy and other ...

From MyNewMarkets.com Experts Predict Top Cyber Threats for 2016 Through 2020

Businesses and organizations should expect cyber criminals to attack through wearable devices, employees’ home systems, cloud services and...
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ACE/Chubb Merger Effort Ramps Up Exec Appointment Announcements

In the months following ACE Ltd.'s surprise July announcement that it would acquire Chubb for $28 billion, what began as...
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Virginia Approves 3.4% Overall Increase in Workers' Comp Loss Costs

The Virginia State Corporation Commission (SCC) announced Tuesday the approval of revisions to the premium levels charged for workers' ...

Penn. Officials Remind Homeowners to Make Safety a Priority This Thanksgiving

Pennsylvania Fire Commissioner Tim Solobay and Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller are reminding Pennsylvanians to celebrate Thanksgiving ...

Morrow Joins Maryland Insurance Administration as Associate Commissioner

Maryland Insurance Commissioner Al Redmer, Jr. announced Tuesday the appointment of Robert D. Morrow, Jr. as the state's associate ...

3 Earn Award for Combating Auto Insurance Fraud in Massachusetts

Two police officers and a prosecutor who work in the Northwestern District Attorney's office in Northampton, Massachusetts, have earned a ...

Doctor Sentenced to Prison in New Jersey Lab Referral Scheme

A Long Island, New York, doctor has been sentenced to prison for his role in a bribery scheme involving a New Jersey lab. A federal judge ...
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Michigan Places Consumers Mutual Insurance in Rehabilitation

The Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS) has placed Consumers Mutual Insurance of Michigan (Consumers Mutual) in ...

A.M. Best: Outlook Stable for Missouri Valley Mutual Insurance

A.M. Best has revised the outlook to stable from negative and affirmed the financial strength rating of B+ (Good) and the issuer credit ...

Missouri Hotel Closed after Legionnaires' Bacteria Found

A hotel in northeast Missouri's Hannibal is temporarily closed after health officials found evidence of the respiratory-related ...

Michigan Insurance Broker Sentenced on Racketeering Charge

A Troy, Mich., insurance broker was sentenced last week to 14 months to 20 years in prison on one count of racketeering, the state ...

South Carolina Governor Requests Crop Insurance Payments be Expedited

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley wants the U.S. Department of Agriculture to speed up crop insurance payments to farmers who lost their ...

Kentucky Governor Orders Nursing Homes to Perform National Background Checks

Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear has ordered nursing homes and other health care providers to run national background checks on all new ...

NORCAL Mutual to Acquire FD Insurance in Florida

NORCAL Mutual Insurance Co. and FD Insurance, a medical malpractice provider for physicians and surgeons in Florida, have signed a ...

Florida Podiatrist Using Wife's Life Insurance to Pay for Murder Defense

A Florida podiatrist accused of killing his estranged wife is using part of her life insurance settlement to pay for his defense. The ...

Tennessee Regulator Receives National Insurance Award

Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance (TDCI) Deputy Commissioner Chlora Lindley-Myers was awarded the Robert Dineen Award for ...
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Reward Offered for Information on 86 Suspected Arsons in Louisiana

A $4,000 reward is available for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for setting 86 suspected arsons ...

Mathieu Appointed President of Collinson Insurance Brokers

Collinson Group has appointed Yasmine Mathieu as president of Collinson Insurance Brokers Inc. (CIB). Based in Little Rock, Ark., she ...

Texas Insurance Group Says to Lock, Take, Hide on Black Friday

The Insurance Council of Texas is warning shoppers about possible vehicle break-ins on the Black Friday shopping holiday. Criminals will be ...

15 Texas Counties Receive Disaster Declarations from October Storms

Fifteen Texas counties have been declared state disaster areas after October storms and flooding left seven people dead. Gov. Greg Abbott's ...

Search For Source of Chipotle E.Coli in Pacific Northwest Faces Big Hurdles

Investigators looking into the E. coli outbreak at Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. restaurants face "significant challenges" in finding the ...

Marijuana Processing Draws Seasonal Workers to California

The annual march of migrant marijuana workers throughout California's pot-rich North Coast is in full swing but, like the pot industry ...

Chicken Salad Pulled off Costco Shelves Due to E. Coli

Authorities say chicken salad from Costco has been linked to at least one case of E. coli in Washington state. The Department of Health, ...

Colorado Commissioner's Ban on Price Optimization Hailed by Consumer Groups

An official bulletin issued by Colorado Insurance Commissioner Marguerite Salazar to insurance companies that prohibits insurance companies ...

Emerging Markets Are Growth Engines for Re/Insurance Industry: Swiss Re Report 

The global economy is expected to strengthen moderately next year, which will support insurance premium growth in most regions, according ...

Planet Moves Closer to Dangerous Levels of Warming with 2015 Temperatures: UN

The planet is halfway to dangerous levels of global warming, with the average temperature for 2015 set to eclipse last year's record, the ...

Cyber Attacks on Private Sector a Growing Corporate Credit Risk: Moody's

Cyber attacks on the private sector are an increasingly important risk in corporate credit analysis, U.S. ratings agency Moody's Investors ...

Hamilton's Lloyd's Operations Appoints 2 Senior Underwriters

Hamilton Underwriting Ltd., the managing agency of Lloyd's Syndicate 3334, and the Lloyd's operations of Hamilton Insurance Group, ...

Market Responds to Suggestions that NN Group Acquire Delta Lloyd

Delta Lloyd NV, the Dutch insurer under pressure to bolster capital, climbed as much as 6.6 percent after Rabobank pitched the idea of a ...

2 South African Insurers Bet $375 Million on West & North Africa Expansion

South African insurers Sanlam Ltd. and Santam Ltd. agreed to buy a 30 percent stake in Saham Finances SA of Morocco for $375 million to ...

ACE Appoints Future Leadership Team for Chubb Group's Latin America Region

ACE Ltd. announced the leadership team it intends to appoint for the Latin America region of the new Chubb Group's Overseas General ...

CNA Hardy Continues U.K. Regional Expansion, with Opening of 5th Office  

CNA Hardy* has further expanded its regional presence with the opening of its fifth U.K. office, in Birmingham, England. This marks the ...
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Volunteer Beat at Oregon Women's Shelter Seeks $675K
Posted: Tue Nov 24 -- I hope she is successful in her suit against the Mission. Organizations like this depend on volunteers, and need to take seriously their... Canuck
How Long Will Health Insurers Remain Patient with Obamacare?
Posted: Tue Nov 24 -- Also, Removing an existing section of the private sector economy...And saying get a new job is different than reducing government jobs.... bob
Texas Sees Continued Increase in Vehicle Crashes, Fatalities
Posted: Tue Nov 24 -- Ever tried driving across West Texas at 55mph.... I would like to see what counties the accidents are in. My guess is large urban area's... TX Agent
Florida to Put Fences Around Train Tracks After Fatal Crashes
Posted: Mon Nov 23 -- This is a huge waste of money. I live about 1,000 ft from railroad tracks in central Fl. I can hear the rumbling of the train long before it... David59823
States Graded 'A' to 'F' for Extreme Weather Preparedness
Posted: Mon Nov 23 -- Oh, you mean like with super storm Sandy and how NJ is raping the wallets of other states asking for money to reconstruct the homes of... wayne smith

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