December 13, 2017

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 05:41:46 +0000
Although the 2017-18 citrus harvest has barely begun, growers are already planning for the 2018-19 season, and they have critical decisions to make in the coming months that will affect next season’s crop and perhaps others in years to come. …
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 05:32:37 +0000
Authorities say five people were injured by a sudden fire sparked by leaking gas at a Catholic school on the Alabama coast. News outlets report the flames erupted Saturday inside a kitchen at St. Vincent de Paul School in Mobile. …
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 17:56:16 +0000
American International Group, Inc. has launched a new cyber benchmarking model that quantifies and scores client cyber risk. The AIG model evaluates a client’s cyber security maturity against 10 common attack patterns across 11 commonly used technology...
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 17:34:39 +0000
The Arkansas State Medical Board has approved draft regulations aimed at reducing opioid abuse. The board unanimously voted in favor of the regulations on Dec. 7. The requirements are based on guidelines issued last year by the federal Centers for …
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 17:18:26 +0000
The Ohio Department of Insurance reported that five people were recently sentenced for insurance-related crimes following investigations by the department. Clermont County/Shandell Thomas and Aaron Thomas In October, Shandell Thomas, of Cincinnati, was...
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 17:12:03 +0000
The Texas Department of Insurance – Division of Workers’ Compensation has issued a bulletin announcing a date for the end of extensions for workers’ comp deadlines and procedures related to Hurricane Harvey. Due to gubernatorial disaster proclamations ...
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 17:08:23 +0000
A new in-car application from General Motors Co. that lets drivers order coffee and browse for hotels while behind the wheel has been met with outcry from a prominent safety group. The app, dubbed Marketplace, allows drivers to browse deals …
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 17:00:45 +0000
When Hurricane Harvey sent two feet of water rolling into this small community about 35 miles north of Houston, Alfredo Becerra had to flee his modest 1,500-square-foot house. Muddy floodwater submerged the furniture and ruined carpet inside the constr...
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 15:51:49 +0000
The maker of a rapid-fire gun accessory that police say was used in the Oct. 1 mass shooting that killed 58 people and left hundreds injured at an open-air concert on the Las Vegas Strip has been removed from a …
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 15:46:54 +0000
A magnitude 3.3 earthquake has hit central Alaska, the Alaska Earthquake Center confirmed. The center reported that the earthquake struck at 3:28 a.m. Sunday and its epicenter was 30 miles southwest of Manley Hot Springs, which has fewer than 100 …
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 15:44:49 +0000
California has began accepting applications from businesses that want to operate in the state’s legal marijuana industry next year, a milestone for the emerging market. After months in development, an online system launched and will allow retailers, di...
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 15:33:04 +0000
California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones has issued a formal notice to insurers directing them to cease any and all moratoriums on auto insurance and reminding them that California law prohibits the practice. Jones issued the notice in response to ...
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 14:28:57 +0000
Quantemplate, a London-based insurtech firm that specializes in machine learning data transformation and analytics, announced that David Lundgren has been appointed CEO and board director. The company has also received £2.5 million (US$3.3 million) of...
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 13:46:57 +0000
The Hartford has announced that Stephanie Bush, who has led Small Commercial since July 2014, will expand her responsibilities to include oversight for Personal Lines. She replaces Ray Sprague, who is retiring after a 30-year career with The Hartford. ...
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 13:42:45 +0000
U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer wrapped up another tour of New York’s 62 counties Friday with a call for greater federal help for the state’s craft beer industry. During a stop at a brewery in the Columbia County community of Chatham, …
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 13:34:51 +0000
State lawmakers on Thursday passed legislation that would bar people from operating drones while drunk. The National Conference on State Legislatures says at least 38 states are considering drone legislation this year, going beyond the Federal Aviation...
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 13:17:26 +0000
A previously unknown ring of Russian-speaking hackers has stolen as much as $10 million from U.S. and Russian banks in the last 18 months, according to a Moscow-based cyber-security firm that runs the largest computer forensics laboratory in eastern Eu...
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 13:03:38 +0000
After more than two years of red tape that kept tenants from moving in, China’s tallest skyscraper, the Shanghai Tower, has been quietly opening and filling office space. More than 60 companies now occupy office space on its 128 floors …
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 12:26:56 +0000
Zurich Insurance Group AG’s decision to acquire the life-insurance businesses of Australia & New Zealand Banking Group Ltd. should help Switzerland’s biggest insurer fulfill its ambition to increase its dividend. Already famous as a dividend stock, Zur...
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 10:47:57 +0000
ING by the end of 2025 will stop funding any utility company which relies on coal for more than 5 percent of its energy, the Dutch bank said on Tuesday. It will, however, continue to help companies with renewable energy …
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 06:44:05 +0000
Jeff Harrold, chairman and chief executive officer of Lansing, Michigan-based Auto-Owners Insurance Co. and its affiliates, is retiring effective Dec. 31, 2017, the company announced. He has been with the company for more than 40 years. Harrold will be...
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 06:00:46 +0000
The U.S. Supreme Court turned down a chance to decide whether the main federal job-bias law bars discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. The nation’s highest court on Monday rejected an appeal by Jameka Evans, who said she was …
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 06:00:21 +0000
Sexual misconduct happens at work not because companies don’t publish anti-harassment policies, experts say, but because managers don’t enforce them – and because people fail to apply them to themselves. While the floodgates on reporting abuse and se...
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 06:00:07 +0000
Just as entrepreneurs getting into the retail pot industry need a good lawyer, some of those lawyers might be wise to consult an attorney of their own. Lawyers in the burgeoning business are entering a legal gray zone where the …
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 05:14:38 +0000
Authorities are investigating the death of a man at a Ford truck plant in Kentucky. Media outlets report that police responded to Ford’s Kentucky Truck Plant in Louisville just before 1 a.m. Saturday. Officers found emergency personnel and Ford security …
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 05:10:24 +0000
Brentwood Services Administrators Inc. (BSA), headquartered in Brentwood, Tenn., has added Deanna Nicole Anderson as a claims assistant in its occupational injury unit in the Brentwood office, according to Jeff Pettus, president and chief executive off...
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 05:06:31 +0000
A former Tennessee lawmaker is suing an Illinois trucking company for injuries he received in a vehicle accident. The Kingsport Times News reports that former state Rep. Jason Mumpower, who is currently the Tennessee Comptroller chief of staff, filed a …
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 02:52:12 +0000
A Houston business group said on Dec. 8 that Hurricane Harvey’s biggest long-term impact on the nation’s fourth-largest city likely will be on where and how new homes and structures are built. The results of Harvey’s flooding will likely guide …
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 02:48:58 +0000
A $4 million flood protection project in Bismarck set for next year will affect nearly two dozen properties that won’t be protected by the levee that’s being built. The Burleigh County Water Resource District’s project will damage driveways, sprinkler ...
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 17:54:58 +0000
Typhoon Damrey made landfall in Vietnam during November as a Category 2 strength storm, bringing estimated economic damages of VND22.1 trillion (US$1.0 billion) – a rare billion-dollar event for the country, according to Impact Forecasting, Aon Benfi...

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