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Wed, 26 Feb 2020 00:10:13 +0000
Insurer Progressive said it intends to hire up to 8,000 new employees in 2020. With an increase in customers and total revenues topping $39 billion, the company said it needs more employees to support continued growth in auto, property, commercial …
Tue, 25 Feb 2020 20:37:43 +0000
Intuit, the maker of TurboTax, QuickBooks and Mint, has agreed to acquire Credit Karma, the consumer technology platform, for approximately $7.1 billion in cash and stock. The combination brings together two technology leaders focused on personal and s...
Tue, 25 Feb 2020 17:29:38 +0000
Neptune Flood, an all-digital, online flood insurance company, has officially opened for business in Louisiana. Louisiana is Neptune’s 39th state and is the second largest market for flood insurance in the United States given its unique geography and h...
Tue, 25 Feb 2020 17:17:32 +0000
A woman who was overcome by fumes while cleaning out a tanker at a Cleveland, Ohio, trucking company and a man who came to her rescue both died after being taken to a hospital, fire officials said. The woman was …
Tue, 25 Feb 2020 17:15:43 +0000
Many Kansas counties’ websites may be at risk as they lack basic protocols that make it easier for hackers to impersonate websites in order to install malware or trick individuals into giving out their personal information. Out of 105 counties, …
Tue, 25 Feb 2020 17:11:28 +0000
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has sued TPC Group over environmental violations associated with the Nov. 27 explosion at the company’s Port Neches chemical plant, a blast that prompted widespread mandatory evacuations during the Thanksgiving holiday...
Tue, 25 Feb 2020 17:07:24 +0000
USI Insurance Services has acquired Fort Worth, Texas-based Forté Benefits, a full-service employee benefit broker-consulting firm. All of the agency’s employees and four partners — Logan Dickinson, Jeff Farmer, David Farrell and Bill Hester — wil...
Tue, 25 Feb 2020 17:02:09 +0000
St. Louis, Missouri-based POWERS Insurance & Risk Management has opened a new division: POWERS Surety Bonds. The new national division will focus on bond products and services for all surety programs to help safeguard the financial well-being of constr...
Tue, 25 Feb 2020 15:59:05 +0000
Insurance broker NFP Canada Corp. (NFP) announced that several of its Canadian insurance brokerages are adopting the NFP business name in each of the provinces and territories of Canada, where permitted by law. They include Capital Benefit Financial Gr...
Tue, 25 Feb 2020 15:24:28 +0000
Residents of Anchorage, Kenai, Sterling and Soldotna felt a small earthquake that struck the region Sunday morning, the Alaska Earthquake Center confirmed. The magnitude 3.5 earthquake hit at 7:15 a.m. and was centered in a spot 9 miles southwest of …
Tue, 25 Feb 2020 15:22:22 +0000
Federal investigators are sending a team to the scene of a charter bus crash crash that killed three people and injured 18 others on a rain-slicked highway near San Diego, officials said. The bus was on Interstate 15 in Pala …
Tue, 25 Feb 2020 15:12:00 +0000
Britain’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has admitted an accidental leak of confidential information, including the names and some contact details of people who had made complaints against the watchdog in 2018 and 2019, on its website. The FCA said ...
Tue, 25 Feb 2020 14:56:18 +0000
A U.S. labor board on Tuesday finalized a rule that will make it more difficult to hold companies liable for unlawful labor practices by franchisees and contractors, reversing a more worker-friendly Obama-era standard criticized by business groups. The...
Tue, 25 Feb 2020 13:36:48 +0000
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) agreed to pay $90,000 to an aviation safety inspector who faced retaliation for raising concerns about unqualified flight safety inspectors, a U.S. agency said Monday. The U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) s...
Tue, 25 Feb 2020 13:19:53 +0000
The cost of insuring against sovereign debt defaults by Gulf Arab states has risen in recent days as markets price the risk the coronavirus outbreak represents for the crude export-dependent region. Conventional spreads on the five-year credit default ...
Tue, 25 Feb 2020 13:14:46 +0000
Iran’s coronavirus death toll rose to 16 on Tuesday, the most outside China, heightening its international isolation as dozens of worst-hit nations from South Korea to Italy accelerated emergency measures to curb the epidemic’s global spread. Believed ...
Tue, 25 Feb 2020 12:44:21 +0000
The Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday announced it was awarding Virginia over $700,000 in grant funding to assist with identifying sources of lead in drinking water in schools and child care facilities. The $737,000 will go to the Department ...
Tue, 25 Feb 2020 12:38:03 +0000
A federal appeals court in New York gave its approval Thursday to a $6.7 million award for nearly two dozen graffiti artists whose spray paintings at a once-famous site that attracted thousands of spectators were destroyed to make room for …
Tue, 25 Feb 2020 12:33:04 +0000
The Vermont House has given preliminary approval to legislation that sets requirements and deadlines for reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the state. The so-called Global Warming Solutions Act was up for final approval on Friday. The bill would requ...
Tue, 25 Feb 2020 08:05:44 +0000
Parts of Indonesian capital and its suburbs were flooded after two tropical cyclones off the nation’s coast triggered heavy rainfall overnight, inundating houses in low-lying areas and causing a power outage. More than 80 spots of flooding were reporte...
Tue, 25 Feb 2020 07:40:19 +0000
Arch Capital Group Ltd. has entered into a share purchase agreement with Natixis regarding the acquisition of a 29.5% stake in Coface, a France-based trade credit insurer. The transaction will be completed at a price of €10.70 per share, corresponding …
Tue, 25 Feb 2020 06:00:56 +0000
Newfront Insurance in San Francisco, Calif., has named Seth Word principal and head of agribusiness. At Newfront, he’ll oversee all aspects of cannabis as well as agriculture and horticulture coverage. Prior to joining Newfront, Word founded and lead C...
Tue, 25 Feb 2020 06:00:35 +0000
Reno, Nev.-based LP Insurance Services LLC has named Brian Cushard vice president of strategic growth. Cushard will concentrate on acquisitions, operational enhancements and growth throughout LP Insurance Services. He was with Woodruff Sawyer and Beech...
Tue, 25 Feb 2020 06:00:31 +0000
Warren Buffett on Saturday called on corporate America to make their boards of directors more accountable to shareholders and less beholden to chief executive officers, perhaps by reducing their pay and requiring that they buy more stock. In his annual …
Tue, 25 Feb 2020 05:46:54 +0000
Highway traffic fatalities in Kentucky increased by 10 last year, according to a preliminary count. According to initial data, there were 734 fatalities in 2019, compared to 724 in 2018, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s Office of Highway Safety sa...
Tue, 25 Feb 2020 05:16:03 +0000
It’s no surprise that Florida carriers are raising homeowners’ insurance rates given several years of catastrophes and losses from litigation related to assignment of benefits and water damage claims. What may be surprising for insureds, however, is ho...
Tue, 25 Feb 2020 05:00:26 +0000
Authorities say they’re testing the air quality after a pipe ruptured, prompting the evacuations of more than 300 residents and sending dozens of people to hospitals. The Mississippi Department of Emergency Management said 46 people were treated at are...
Tue, 25 Feb 2020 02:05:44 +0000
The National Transportation Safety Board will hold a public hearing on Tuesday to establish the probable cause of a fatal March 2018 Tesla Autopilot crash in California and will issue a series of safety recommendations, two people briefed on the …
Mon, 24 Feb 2020 19:00:01 +0000
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday handed a victory to Walgreens, turning away an appeal by a fired former Florida employee of the pharmacy chain who asked not to work on Saturdays for religious reasons as a member of the …
Mon, 24 Feb 2020 17:51:31 +0000
A federal judge on Friday ordered attorneys for the U.S. Coast Guard and a maritime salvage company to answer detailed questions about plans to remove an overturned cargo ship on the Georgia coast by sawing it into eight enormous chunks. …