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Insurance Industry Analyzes Google’s Failed Online Insurance Experiment

The insurance industry had a lot to say about what Google did wrong a day after the search engine giant said it would be pulling the plug on its year-long Google Compare experiment selling auto insurance online. Many believe that …

UK’s Aviva Beefs Up Fraud Screening in Commercial Motor Business

Aviva detected fraud in almost 2,200 commercial motor policies in 2015, using various anti-fraud tools, the London-based insurer revealed. But the company is taking its fight against fraud to a new level — by screening all commercial motor policies at …

Missouri Senators Debate Government Role in Road Safety

Bills governing seat belt use, texting while driving and helmet requirements for motorcyclists prompted debate in a Missouri Senate committee over whether the government should play a larger role in road safety. Two bills — one sponsored by Republican Sen. …

Bike Lobby Seeks Lower Speed Limits in Minnesota Cities

Minnesota’s bike lobby is hoping to get state legislators to lower speed limits on city streets around the state, arguing it would make cyclists and pedestrians safer. A speed limit of 25 mph is being sought by the state’s bike …

Traffic Deaths Increased 13% in Wisconsin in 2015

Wisconsin transportation officials say traffic deaths increased by 13 percent in 2015. The state ended the year with 556 fatalities, up from 494 in 2014. Department of Transportation officials said in a news release that warm spring weather, cheap gas …

Fatal Auto Pedestrian Accidents on the Rise in Texas

The number of fatal auto pedestrian accidents in Texas has risen 36 percent since the Texas Department of Transportation began keeping the records in 2010, recently released National Highway Traffic Safety Administration statistics show. Overall traffic fatalities in Texas rose …

Auto Insurance? Pensions Online? EU Wants Cross-Border Financial Market

Creating a pan-European retail market in car insurance and pensions largely hinges on whether 500 million consumers will go online to widen their choice of products, the EU’s executive body said on Thursday. The European Commission in a consultation document …

More Than 200 Accidents Tallied on Utah’s Icy Highways over Holiday

Police in Utah say the holiday weekend’s icy roads caused several crashes along the Wasatch Front. The weekend tally of more than 200 accidents included a Saturday crash that damaged a Utah Highway Patrol vehicle. Trooper Andrew Battenfield says Interstate …

Google Compare for Mortgages Launched in California, Other States to Follow

Google has officially launched the newest addition to its suite of Google Compare products: mortgages. Google Compare for Mortgages was announced​ earlier this year, and is now being made available in California with more states to follow, the Mountain View, …

Zurich Insurance Q3 Profit Falls 79% on Losses from Tianjin Port Explosions

Zurich Insurance Group AG said profit fell 79 percent in the third quarter after it booked $275 million in losses from the Tianjin disaster and set aside $367 million more in reserves to cover mainly North American auto and construction liabilities. Net …