midwest News

Patriot National, Stonewood Partner on Healthcare Program in Midwest

Patriot National Insurance Group Inc., a workers’ compensation insurer based in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., has a new partnership with Stonewood National Insurance Co. for a healthcare industry program in the Midwest. Under the partnership arrangement, Patriot will write workers’ compensation …

Dovetail Insurance Expands Distribution of BOP Product in Midwest

Dovetail Insurance, a supplier of cloud-based insurance product delivery services, is expanding its distribution of NetBOP in seven states, including Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin.  NetBOP is a business owners policy (BOP) insurance product developed for businesses …

Manufacturing Growth to Aid Midwest Economy

A new survey of business leaders in nine Midwest and Plains states suggests that manufacturing growth will help fuel the regional economy through the end of the year, according to a report released on Oct. 1. The overall Mid-America Business …

U.S. Crop-Insurance Claims Jump Amid Planting Delays, USDA Says

U.S. farmers who were prevented from planting by rain this year filed crop-insurance claims on six times more land than last season, the government said. Farmers filed claims on 8.213 million acres of grains, oilseeds, cotton and sugar as of …

Midwest, Plains Economy Still Growing Steadily: Survey

A monthly survey of business leaders suggests the economy in nine Midwest and Plains states will continue growing steadily over the next few months. The overall economic index for the region declined slightly to 56.2 in May from April’s 56.8, …

More Rain, Snow Could Lead to More Flooding in Midwest

The Mississippi River is topping out at some problematic spots and there is growing concern that spring floods are far from over. The good news is that most businesses and homes are high and dry, though hundreds of acres of …

Drought Persists in U.S. Plains; Slight Improvement in Midwest

Snowfall in parts of the U.S. Plains last week had little impact on historic drought gripping the region, but parts of northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin showed slight improvement, weather experts said. A weekly report issued Thursday by a consortium …

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 …

Wells Fargo Insurance Announces New Regional Leadership in Midwest

Wells Fargo Insurance, part of Wells Fargo & Co., has named new regional leaders in the Midwest. Led by regional managing director John Meder, the team serves the Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, …

2-Story Waves on Great Lakes Halt Cargo Shipping

Cargo shipping was at a standstill on Oct. 30 on the Great Lakes as superstorm Sandy churned waves up to two stories high, forcing crews to take refuge in bays and harbors and raising concerns about an economic blow if …