Insurance Journal » sequestration http://www.insurancejournal.com Insurance Journal delivers the latest business news for the Property/Casualty insurance industry Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:10:12 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.2 U.S. Fights Growing Wildfire Threat with Shrinking Budget http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2013/07/02/297369.htm Tue, 02 Jul 2013 14:06:11 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=297369 The tragedy came without warning. Wind split the Arizona wildfire in two, trapping 19 firefighters from the Granite Mountain Hotshots between twin walls of flame that would take their lives. The erosion of U.S. firefighting resources has been much more …

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Arkansas River Barge Operators Fear Impact of Cuts on Business http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2013/03/19/285145.htm Tue, 19 Mar 2013 16:36:43 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=285145 Businesses that rely on barge traffic on the 440-mile McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System to move fertilizer, grain and other commodities are raising concerns about looming federal budget cuts’ effects on shipping. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers operates locks …

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Bipartisan Optimism As Sweet As Maple Syrup at Workers’ Comp Conference http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2013/02/28/283053.htm Thu, 28 Feb 2013 14:33:25 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=283053 The political stalemate in Washington regarding the deficit and sequestration is not as dire or depressing as most people and pundits proclaim, and is in fact a positive sign that the country is grappling with important matters, according to a …

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Resolve Fiscal Cliff Now, Deal with Deficit Later: Financial Services CEOs http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2012/12/04/272689.htm Tue, 04 Dec 2012 17:22:10 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=272689 The nation’s financial services executives are urging President Obama and Congress to resolve the “fiscal cliff” challenge of automatic tax hikes and budget cuts right away, then deal with the federal deficit in early 2013. In a letter to the …

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