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Insurance Agents Among Missouri’s Top 10 New Business Creators

Missouri saw an increase in private sector employers last year, and insurance agents and brokers were among the top 10 new business creators in the state. In 2015, Missouri gained more than 8,700 private-sector employers, compared with the previous year, …

EU, U.S. Insurance Organizations Call for ‘Full Inclusion’ in the TTIP

The American Insurance Association (AIA), Insurance Europe, and the American Council of Life Insurers (ACLI) have jointly issued a bulletin that reiterates their support “for the full inclusion of insurance in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).” The three …

Job Development, Worker Recruitment Initiative in South Dakota Falls Short

An initiative by South Dakota Republican Gov. Dennis Daugaard that was intended to draw 1,000 workers to the state has come up far short. Daugaard announced the New South Dakotans initiative in January 2012 and predicted the effect would be …

Arkansas House Panel Considers Small Business Tax Credit Bill

Arkansas lawmakers are considering a proposal to create a new tax credit to spur private investment of small businesses. A bipartisan proposal that would allow the Arkansas Economic Commission to issue tax credits in order to promote private investment in …

Midwest Economic Index Rises Slightly

A monthly economic index report suggests an economic slump will continue over the next three to six months for nine Midwest and Plains states. The Mid-America Business Conditions index rose slightly in November to a weak 48.0 from 46.5 in …

CNA Among Corporations Returning Tax Breaks to Chicago

Insurance company CNA Group is one of three Chicago firms returning $34 million in tax breaks to the city. Also among the companies returning or not accepting special taxing district funds is CME Group, parent of the Chicago Board of …