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Small Quake Near Dallas Stirs Fracking Critics

A light earthquake shook the Dallas-Ft. Worth area of North Texas at night on Nov. 22, leaving no known damage or casualties but stirring concern about the potential of the area’s oil and gas fracking industry to generate seismic activity. …

All Risks Ltd. Adds Martino, Flake in Texas

Frank Martino and Rhonda Flake have joined based in Hunt Valley, Md.-based insurance wholesaler All Risks Ltd. in the firm’s South Central operations. Martino is a broker in Austin, Texas. He specializes in oil and gas as well as other …

Capstone Underwriters’ Bellet Honored by French Government

Alain A. Bellet, owner and president of Capstone Underwriters LLC, in Dallas, Texas, has been awarded the Medal of Chevalier of the Legion of Honor, the highest decoration given by the government of France. The order of the Legion of …

Texas Healthcare Worker Tests Positive for Ebola

A Texas healthcare worker has tested positive for Ebola even though she wore full protective gear while caring for a hospitalized patient who later died from the virus, health officials said. If the preliminary diagnosis is confirmed, it would be …

Thinking About Usage Based Insurance? Get Real Life Experience Advice in Boston and Los Angeles

Seminar for insurance carrier professionals will offer frank insights and experiences on developing a successful UBI program Scottsdale, AZ, October 6, 2014: We’ve all seen the statistics. Telematics and UBI are exploding at an exponential rate. From 1.85 million insured …

80 People Being Monitored in Dallas Ebola Case

More than 80 people in Dallas are being monitored for symptoms of Ebola after coming into contact with patient Thomas Eric Duncan or others who Duncan had met, health officials said. The people have been asked to report to Texas …

XL Group Adds Smelser to North America Property Team in Dallas

XL Group announced the addition of Jay E. Smelser to its North America property insurance team as South Central regional leader, based in Dallas. Smelser reports to Senior Vice President and Head of North America General Property Wade Pitman in Los Angeles. Smelser …

Kretiv Joins XL Group Distribution & Network Team in Dallas

XL Group’s North America distribution and network team has added Michael Kretiv as vice president and client distribution leader. Based in XL’s Dallas office, Kretiv reports to Wayne Speeg, XL Group’s regional leader – South Central. Kretiv joins XL Group …

Baton Rouge-Area Among Top Gainers for New Construction Jobs

Large amounts of construction in the Baton Rouge, La.-area has led the region to be named among the top gainers in the nation for new construction jobs. NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune reports the recognition was announced on July 30 in a report …

CPro Associates Spin-Off Concentrating on Commercial Insurance Business

Dallas-based CPro Associates has spun off its binding authority and programs unit as a new company, B&H Risk Services Inc., headed by William E. Buckley. Buckley joined CPro in late 2013 to form and develop the new business unit. B&H focuses …