Tue, 19 Mar 2019 16:57:53 +0000
A Mississippi sheriff’s deputy and another man face felony charges after authorities said they cheated an insurance company by falsely claiming an off-road vehicle was stolen. Federal prosecutors said Friday that Wilkinson County Deputy Christopher Jam...
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 16:06:40 +0000
A new study shows that Illinois insurance companies, agents and brokers continue to fuel the economy with quality jobs, revenue and investments, the study’s sponsors say. The recently released study was conducted by the Katie School of Insurance and Fi...
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 16:00:50 +0000
Butterball LLC issued a voluntarily recall of more than 78,000 pounds (35,400 kilograms) of raw ground turkey products nationwide as Wisconsin health officials investigate four salmonella cases in the state. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Sa...
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 15:43:00 +0000
A fire at a petrochemical storage facility that’s covered Houston in a thick pall of smoke for the past two days intensified overnight after firefighters briefly lost water pressure. Two additional storage tanks are ablaze, bringing the total to eight, …
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 15:32:03 +0000
Manufacturers have a duty to warn about potential dangers of parts with asbestos that were later added onto their products by third parties, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled. The ruling, in a case involving sailors diagnosed with cancer, says …
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 15:28:47 +0000
Seattle, Wash. has paid nearly $160,000 to settle a federal civil-rights lawsuit. The case involved a veteran police officer with a history of discipline for unprofessional and questionable behavior who tackled a belligerent man who was handcuffed in a...
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 15:26:21 +0000
A tornado that ripped roofs from buildings and injured five people in a tiny New Mexico town left a trail of debris, authorities reported. The tornado touched down outside of Dexter last week on Tuesday evening before quickly barreling into …
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 15:23:59 +0000
Authorities confirmed multiple people were inured in an explosion following reports of an underground gas leak in South Los Angeles, Calif. The fire department says crews found flames coming from storm drains early Sunday. Officials say the blast displ...
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 13:44:13 +0000
Francis A. Mancini, former president and CEO of the Massachusetts Association of Insurance Agents (MAIA), has partnered with Renaissance Alliance Insurance Services LLC (RAIS) working on new business development and promoting the Renaissance Alliance b...
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 13:13:06 +0000
State Farm Insurance Companies will cut its rates in Maryland for the second time in two years. As a result, its overall personal auto rate will drop by 1.4 percent. The total state-wide expected impact for State Farm by this …
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 13:09:56 +0000
The former owner of Vermont’s Jay Peak resort is fighting claims from a court-appointed receiver that it should pay millions in damages as part of a settlement. The Caledonian-Record reports Canadian Saint-Sauveur Valley Resorts, Inc. says the federal ...
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 12:55:27 +0000
Delaware authorities say a house fire in a neighborhood near the coast was an accident. The Delaware Office of the State Fire Marshal issued a news release saying that it had ruled the fire in Sussex County, Delaware, was accidental. …
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 12:48:01 +0000
Tesla Inc. factory employees spent almost three times as many days off the job because of work-related injuries and illness in 2018 as the year before, an indication of just how much strain they were under as they manufactured electric …
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 12:28:10 +0000
The Great Plains and Midwest, struggling with flooding that inundated roads and farms and pushed rivers to record heights, is set to get more rain ahead, with light showers forecast over the next few days and a heavier downpour next …
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 12:10:35 +0000
Former Steinhoff Chief Executive Markus Jooste and seven others were involved in a 6.5 billion euro ($7.4 billion) accounting fraud at the South African retailer, the new CEO said told lawmakers on Tuesday. Steinhoff said on Friday an independent report …
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 11:51:25 +0000
The number of people killed after torrential downpours triggered flash floods and mudslides that tore through mountainside villages in Indonesia’s easternmost province has climbed to 79, with dozens of others missing, officials said Monday. On Sunday, ...
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 10:24:43 +0000
Vale SA’s shares declined on Monday as the world’s biggest iron ore producer faced continued backlash from Brazilian authorities after a deadly mining accident in January. Rio de Janeiro-based Vale was ordered on March 15 to shut its Timbopeba mine …
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 09:50:42 +0000
Leaving the European Union is making it harder for fintech firms in Britain to recruit top talent, a report said on Tuesday, threatening to slam the brakes on a 7 billion pound ($9 billion)growth sector just as EU states step …
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 08:57:57 +0000
Theresa May looked set to seek a long extension to the U.K.’s European Union membership after the House of Commons speaker torpedoed her plan to win Parliamentary approval for her deal to leave the bloc. Officials privately accused Speaker John …
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 08:30:05 +0000
Norsk Hydro ASA, one of the world’s biggest aluminum producers, suffered production outages after a cyber attack affected operations across Europe and the U.S. The company said it was still working to contain the effects of the ransomware, a kind …
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 08:21:33 +0000
The Cardif insurance division of BNP Paribas, France’s largest bank, on Monday outlined new targets to reduce its exposure to coal as companies around the world step up fossil fuel divestment plans to improve the environment. Cardif, which has already …
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 06:42:52 +0000
A tropical cyclone that tore across Mozambique at the weekend may have killed more than 1,000 people, President Filipe Nyusi said, as heavy rains continued to inundate the southeast African nation and neighboring Zimbabwe. “It’s clear that the next few …
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 05:22:50 +0000
The Arkansas Health Insurance Marketplace has become part of the state’s insurance department after Gov. Asa Hutchinson signed legislation dissolving the marketplace board as a separate entity. The state Legislature established the insurance marketplac...
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 05:13:24 +0000
A new report from State Farm says that Illinois and Missouri were among the top states in the nation for hail damage in 2018, according to a new report from State Farm. Illinois ranks third with $330 million in paid …
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 05:09:53 +0000
Houston-based benefits consultant Dan Cotuno has joined Alliant Insurance Services as vice president within the company’s Employee Benefits Group. Cotuno will provide integrated, data-driven benefits to a diverse client base as Alliant continues to gro...
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 05:04:01 +0000
Berkley Professional Liability, a Berkley Company, has expanded its product offerings to include a primary private company management liability policy. This comprehensive package policy offers coverage designed to address growing exposures facing priva...
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 05:00:15 +0000
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) employees warned as early as seven years ago that Boeing Co. had too much sway over safety approvals of new aircraft, prompting an investigation by Department of Transportation auditors who confirmed the agency had...
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 05:00:07 +0000
A top U.S. banking regulator said on Friday that PricewaterhouseCoopers will pay $335 million to settle claims of “professional negligence,” after saying the auditor should have identified problems leading to the 2009 collapse of Alabama-based Colonial...
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 05:00:01 +0000
Can you spot a liar? It’s tricky enough in face-to-face conversations that offer facial expressions, gestures and tone of voice because those physical cues add context. Spotting a liar gets even tougher in blind computer conversations. Florida State Un...
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 04:44:40 +0000
Officials say the drinking water in a West Virginia community along the Ohio River contains a harmful chemical widely used by dry cleaners. State Bureau for Public Health spokeswoman Allison Adler said in an email Wednesday tetrachloroethylene has been...