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Hartwig’s 2014 Big on Post-Crisis Economy, Yellen Swellin’, Hyperdata

This is probably the 20th year ahead-yearend outlook story I’ve written over the years. They’re usually fun, and experts who comment for them can be way off, far out or spot on. Looking forward is good, and looking back is …

Sharks, Beer Among Most Popular Headlines in West

For years newshounds have endeavored to figure out a way to predict what stories will prove most popular with readers. While a few web news aggregators have had some measure of success and have steadily drawn in readers with hot …

Insurance Equality Ordered For Gay Marriage in New Mexico

Insurance companies in New Mexico must provide same-sex married couples with the same discounts and benefits offered to opposite-sex married couples, the state insurance regulator announced Wednesday. Insurance Superintendent John Franchini said couples with valid marriage licenses – regardless of …

California City Says No To Pamplona-Style Bull Run

One Southern California city has nixed a Pamplona-style bull running event because of safety concerns. The Riverside Press Enterprise reported Lake Elsinore City Manager Grant Yates said Wednesday he denied an application for the event slated for March 8. The …

Burnett Named Chief of Oklahoma Workers’ Comp Fraud Unit

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt has named longtime prosecutor George Burnett as the new chief of the Workers’ Compensation, Insurance, and Social Security Fraud Unit. The appointment was announced Oct. 14. Burnett served as an assistant attorney general in the …

Hole-In-One Golf Insurer: Guilty To 3 Felonies in Washington

A businessman accused of insuring golf tournament hole-in-one prizes then failing to pay plead guilty in a Washington court to two counts of selling insurance without a license and one count of first-degree theft. Kevin Kolenda, 55, of Norwalk, Conn., …

Insurance not an Easy Sell for Laptop Computers in South Dakota Schools

Fewer than a quarter of the parents of children in the Sioux Falls, S.D., school district who have received laptop computers have bought insurance, though officials say a change in the policy might prompt more to sign up. The insurance …

Flooded Colorado Businesses Struggle Without Insurance

More than 20 businesses hit by flooding in Manitou Springs, Colo. are struggling because of a lack of insurance. City officials say some of the businesses that suffered losses in Friday’s devastating flood did not have flood insurance because they …

Illinois Governor Signs Bill Mandating Insurance For Athletes

Starting next year, Illinois high schools must offer catastrophic insurance coverage for student athletes, under a bill Gov. Pat Quinn signed into law on Sunday. The law was inspired by the late Rasul “Rocky” Clark, who played football for Eisenhower …

Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner to Host Recovery Roundup in Moore

State insurance officials are planning an event to help central Oklahoma residents who are still dealing with insurance issues involving May’s severe storms and tornadoes. The Oklahoma Insurance Department will host the Recovery Roundup on Aug. 17 at Southmoore High …