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Georgia Claims Uber Owes State $22M in Sales Taxes, Other Charges

Uber could owe tens of millions of dollars to Georgia if the state is successful in a legal battle. The Georgia Department of Revenue has billed Uber $22.1 million for sales taxes and other charges that it maintains are owed …

Best Upgrades Credit Ratings of Florida-Based Bankers Insurance Co., Subsidiaries

AM Best has upgraded the Financial Strength Rating (FSR) to B++ (Good) from B+ (Good) and Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating (Long-Term ICR) to “bbb” from “bbb-” of Bankers Insurance Co., headquartered in St. Petersburg, Fla., and its property/casualty subsidiaries, Bankers …

AAU Adds Connally to Workers’ Comp Division in Florida

Allied American Underwriters (AAU), a division of USG Insurance Services, Inc., has hired Stan Connally as producer/broker for Workers Compensation in the Tampa, Fla., branch. Connally joins AAU with 36 years of experience in the insurance industry, specializing in workers …

South Carolina to Increase Hurricane Florence Aid Request to $435M

South Carolina’s congressional delegation will be able to ask for more funds to provide relief following Hurricane Florence, thanks to a move by the state’s governor. In a letter obtained Saturday by The Associated Press, Gov. Henry McMaster told U.S. …

Southeast Slammed by Winter Storm Diego

Winter Storm Diego struck the Southeastern region of the U.S. Saturday night, ravaging travel plans and wiping power from hundreds of thousands of homes. The snowstorm was expected to persist throughout Sunday, with flight cancellations extending into Monday. More than …

North Carolina’s Environmental Chief Says Chemical Maker Must Change its Ways

The largest penalty a polluter has paid North Carolina should change the way one of the country’s biggest chemical companies makes compounds that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said appear dangerous even in small amounts, the state’s top environmental official …

University of Central Florida Team Wins National Cybersecurity Competition

A team from the University of Central Florida has won a national cybersecurity competition. UCF’s Collegiate Cyber Defense Team won the U.S. Department of Energy’s CyberForce National Competition last weekend. UCF was one of 66 teams selected to compete. During …

Chris Black Insurance Partners with Florida-Based Insurance Seguros of America

Chris Black Insurance, a Lutz, Fla.-based independent insurance firm, has partnered with Insurance Seguros of America Ricketts, LLC, located in Wesley Chapel, Fla. The transaction was finalized on Monday, October 10th, 2018. Founded in 2011 by Tina Ricketts, Insurance Seguros …

Alliant Adds Chanin, Barham to Help Grow Private Client Practice in Southeast

Alliant Insurance Services has made two personnel additions to its private client team in South Florida. Karen Chanin has joined Alliant as VP and will focus on the company’s private client growth strategy, which has been enhanced by its recent …

2 Tornadoes Cause Damage in Alabama

The National Weather Service says it has confirmed that two tornadoes touched down in Alabama last weekend. The emergency management director for Dothan and Houston County, Chris Judah, says a weak twister hit Dothan early Sunday. Judah tells the Dothan …

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