March 25, 2019
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Mon, 25 Mar 2019 20:46:29 +0000
Western Growers has promoted Darcie Floyd to the insurance services team as the director of employee benefits. Floyd will be responsible for supporting the production employee benefits to new and existing customers. She will also oversee employee benef...
Mon, 25 Mar 2019 16:57:16 +0000
West Virginia will receive $14.6 million in federal funds to fight opioid addiction. U.S. Sens. Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito announced the funding in a news release Thursday from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The grant …
Mon, 25 Mar 2019 16:21:20 +0000
A state panel has voted to ban use of older versions of an herbicide, clarifying rules it previously agreed upon in February. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports the state Plant Board on Friday unanimously approved an emergency rule to ban the …
Mon, 25 Mar 2019 16:19:53 +0000
Even as floodwaters receded in hard-hit places in in the Midwest, experts warned Saturday that with plenty of snow still left to melt in northern states, the relief may only be temporary. Rainfall and some snowmelt spurred flooding in recent …
Mon, 25 Mar 2019 16:17:03 +0000
A fight between beer giants escalated after MillerCoors filed a lawsuit against Anheuser-Busch that accused its rival of trying to “frighten” consumers into switching to Bud Light with “misleading” Super Bowl ads. MillerCoors said in the lawsuit filed ...
Mon, 25 Mar 2019 16:13:19 +0000
Nearly 5 percent of vehicles flagged as uninsured in Oklahoma were identified by error, according to a prosecutor who leads a new program that includes automatic license plate readers. The Oklahoma District Attorneys Council sent warning letters to at ...
Mon, 25 Mar 2019 16:08:07 +0000
The company that owns a duck boat that sank on a Missouri lake last summer, killing 17 people, announced that it won’t operate the vessels this year because of the ongoing investigation and will instead open a replacement attraction in …
Mon, 25 Mar 2019 14:56:17 +0000
The National Weather Service says winds reached a record 96 mph in Colorado Springs during last week’s blizzard. The 96-mph gust was measured at 1:04 p.m. on March 13 during the bomb cyclone storm that hit the state. The previous …
Mon, 25 Mar 2019 14:54:19 +0000
The Sequim School District in Washington has agreed that a former middle school teacher and athletic director will receive $850,000 to withdraw her sexual orientation discrimination lawsuit. The Peninsula Daily News reports the settlement agreement and...
Mon, 25 Mar 2019 14:52:45 +0000
Pacific Gas & Electric Co. is pushing back on a U.S. judge’s revised proposals to prevent the utility’s equipment from causing more wildfires, saying it could not “monitor every tree at every moment of every day” to ensure they don’t …
Mon, 25 Mar 2019 14:45:12 +0000
The U.S. Supreme Court turned away an appeal by Amazon.com Inc.’s Zappos unit, letting a lawsuit proceed over a 2012 hack that exposed the personal information of 24 million customers. The online shoe and clothing retailer argued unsuccessfully that the …
Mon, 25 Mar 2019 13:50:11 +0000
Warren Buffett, often ahead of the curve, sounded like a disrupter in a 2004 shareholder letter. Fifteen years ago, Buffett wrote, “Insurers have generally earned poor returns for a single reason: They sell a commodity-like product. Policy forms are st...
Mon, 25 Mar 2019 13:37:37 +0000
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. has acquired Potomac Falls, Va.-based McLean Insurance Agency Inc. Established in 1971, McLean Insurance Agency offers retail property and casualty, life and employee benefit brokerage and consulting services to businesses and...
Mon, 25 Mar 2019 13:33:28 +0000
Officials at a Vermont hospital say the information of more than 72,000 people may have been exposed during an email hack. Rutland Regional Medical Center says the email accounts had information such as patient names, medical records and contact inform...
Mon, 25 Mar 2019 13:22:45 +0000
New Jersey’s attorney general announced a lawsuit Friday against a California company that sells mail-order firearms parts that can be turned into working weapons, the first such action the state has taken since it banned so-called ghost guns last year. …
Mon, 25 Mar 2019 13:17:52 +0000
MillerCoors, maker of Miller Lite and Coors Lite beers, has sued Anheuser-Busch InBev, maker of Bud Light, claiming that Bud Light’s ads that debuted during this year’s Super Bowl over corn syrup are false and misleading advertising. The Bud Light …
Mon, 25 Mar 2019 13:11:18 +0000
A trash truck driver who had marijuana in his system likely caused a fatal collision last year with an Amtrak train that was carrying Republican lawmakers, federal investigators concluded. The National Transportation Safety Board’s final report said th...
Mon, 25 Mar 2019 10:50:37 +0000
Optimism about the business outlook among Britain’s financial services firms has fallen at its fastest rate since the 2008 financial crisis amid concerns about Britain’s exit from the European Union, a survey showed on Monday. Business volumes among th...
Mon, 25 Mar 2019 09:47:28 +0000
Brazilian mining giant Vale said Saturday [March 23] that communities in the southeastern state of Minas Gerais have been ordered to evacuate after independent auditors found that one of its dams could collapse at any moment. On Friday, the company …
Mon, 25 Mar 2019 09:31:54 +0000
Claims veteran Steve Robson has joined Willis Re as head of London Market Reinsurance Claims, effective immediately. He brings extensive client-side experience and perspectives, and supports the closer alignment of the servicing and placement teams of ...
Mon, 25 Mar 2019 09:10:18 +0000
Marsh & McLennan Cos. (MMC) announced on Friday, March 22 that the European Commission has approved its $5.6 billion acquisition of Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc. All regulatory and competition authority approvals required to close the transaction h...
Mon, 25 Mar 2019 08:57:37 +0000
RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. announced it has concluded its acquisition of Tokio Marine Holdings’ reinsurance platform for $1.5 billion in cash and RenaissanceRe common shares. The acquisition of Tokio Millennium Re AG and Tokio Millennium Re (UK) Ltd. ...
Mon, 25 Mar 2019 08:51:08 +0000
Rescuers in eastern China pulled a survivor from rubble early on Saturday [March 23], two days after a massive explosion at a pesticide plant killed at least 64 people, flattening nearby buildings and shattering windows more than a mile away. …
Mon, 25 Mar 2019 08:36:14 +0000
Lloyd’s of London plans to appoint women to its all-male nominations and governance committee to improve diversity and will convert the pub beneath its offices into a coffee shop in an attempt to phase out its drinking culture, the Sunday …
Mon, 25 Mar 2019 08:27:32 +0000
Mining giants Rio Tinto, BHP Group and Fortescue Metals said their Australian operations had suffered some impact after two cyclones hit the country over the weekend, with clean up starting on Monday in the wake of the storms. Cyclone Veronica …
Mon, 25 Mar 2019 05:00:34 +0000
The Federal Emergency Management Agency wrongly released to a contractor the personal information of 2.3 million survivors of devastating 2017 hurricanes and wildfires, potentially exposing the victims to identity fraud and theft, a government watchdog...
Mon, 25 Mar 2019 05:00:25 +0000
Microsoft Corp. President Brad Smith has called for a broad effort by the technology sector to do more to halt posting and accessing of violent materials like the videos of killings from the recent terrorist attacks in New Zealand. “Words …
Mon, 25 Mar 2019 05:00:03 +0000
Soon after Lion Air Flight 610 plummeted into the Java Sea last October, killing all 189 people aboard, Boeing Co. began to point gingerly toward mistakes the airline may have made. A preliminary report by Indonesian authorities recounted the trouble …
Mon, 25 Mar 2019 04:19:51 +0000
Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear said on Thursday he had launched an investigation into allegations that pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) had overcharged state health insurance programs for drugs and discriminated against independent pharmacies. ...
Mon, 25 Mar 2019 04:08:32 +0000
The Alabama Supreme Court has upheld a lower court’s ruling that an Alabama man who was wrongfully terminated is entitled to seek lost future earnings totaling $1.25 million. The Hattiesburg American reported that the justices said Merchants Foodservic...