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Industry group applauds tax reform vote


POSTED NOVEMBER 17, 2017 3:19 PM
Markel reveals CFO succession plan


POSTED NOVEMBER 17, 2017 1:57 PM
Employer safety citation vacated on lack of proof
An administrative law judge of the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission has vacated a serious citation and proposed penalty against an employer due to the Department of Labor’s failure to prove the employer violated the cited standard.

POSTED NOVEMBER 17, 2017 1:49 PM
Endo unit cleared of liability in first testosterone replacement trial


POSTED NOVEMBER 17, 2017 11:54 AM
Johnson & Johnson wins lawsuit claiming asbestos in talc caused cancer


POSTED NOVEMBER 17, 2017 11:38 AM
Northern California wildfires to be costliest in US history: Fitch
October's California wildfires will be the costliest wildfire loss in U.S. history, U.K.-based Fitch Ratings Ltd. said, citing insured loss estimates of $8 billion.

POSTED NOVEMBER 17, 2017 9:59 AM
The BI Top 10
This week's most popular stories include news about Axa and Zurich, as well as a cease-and-desist order for a California insurer selling workers comp policies.

POSTED NOVEMBER 17, 2017 8:35 AM
Quake causes more than $6 billion of damage
Mojtaba Nikkerdar, deputy governor of Iran's Kermanshah province, said that a Nov. 12 quake caused an estimated $6.3 billion worth of damage in the province.

POSTED NOVEMBER 17, 2017 4:49 AM
Brexit-induced business losses, shortage of skills weigh on U.K. brokerages
U.K.-based insurance brokers are expected to face several challenges in 2018, such as a potential loss of business due to Brexit, shortage of skills and demand to specialize, among others.

POSTED NOVEMBER 17, 2017 4:47 AM

Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines

White House: The Difference Between Trump And Franken Is Franken 'Admitted Wrongdoing'

White House: The Difference Between Trump And Franken Is Franken 'Admitted Wrongdoing'White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Friday that the allegations of sexual assault against Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) are different from those President Donald Trump has faced because Trump has denied any wrongdoing.




POSTED NOVEMBER 17, 2017 4:38 PM

Man Accidentally Shoots Self, Wife During Gun Safety Discussion

Man Accidentally Shoots Self, Wife During Gun Safety DiscussionA Tennessee man accidentally shot himself and his wife Thursday during a discussion at their church about gun safety concerns.




POSTED NOVEMBER 18, 2017 5:53 PM

Doubts surface about key witness in Uranium One probe of Clinton

Doubts surface about key witness in Uranium One probe of ClintonFederal officials have serious questions about the credibility of a key witness in congressional investigations of Hillary Clinton’s role in the Uranium One sale.




POSTED NOVEMBER 17, 2017 3:36 PM

Head Of Puerto Rico Power Utility Resigns As More Controversy Plagues Island

Head Of Puerto Rico Power Utility Resigns As More Controversy Plagues IslandThe head of Puerto Rico’s power utility resigned Friday while facing scrutiny for the slow progress being made on restoring the island’s power grid eight weeks after Hurricane Maria devastated the U.S. territory.




POSTED NOVEMBER 17, 2017 6:50 PM

Russia Nixes Billionaire Plan to Turn the Tu-160 Bomber into the Ultimate Passenger Jet

Russia Nixes Billionaire Plan to Turn the Tu-160 Bomber into the Ultimate Passenger JetRich businessmen around the world want Russia to turn its Tupolev-160 strategic bomber into a private jet. A senior Tupolev executive claims that the aircraft manufacturer has turned down many requests to civilianize its Tu-160 (NATO codename Blackjack), a long-range strategic bomber that resembles America's B-1 Lancer, and its TU-22M3 Backfire bomber.




POSTED NOVEMBER 18, 2017 8:39 PM

Mnangagwa: Zimbabwe's 'Comeback Crocodile'?

Mnangagwa: Zimbabwe's 'Comeback Crocodile'?Emmerson Mnangagwa appeared well-placed to reprise his leading role in Zimbabwe after returning to the country in the wake of the army's takeover, prompted by his sacking by President Robert Mugabe. Nicknamed "Ngwena" (The Crocodile) because of his fearsome power and ruthlessness, the 75-year-old has a reputation for taking no prisoners -- but appeared to have been outfoxed by Grace Mugabe. It was the climax of a long feud between Grace and Mugabe's then deputy to be in pole position to replace the ailing leader when he died or retired.




POSTED NOVEMBER 17, 2017 6:51 AM

Injured defector's parasites and diet hint at hard life in North Korea

Injured defector's parasites and diet hint at hard life in North KoreaBy Josh Smith and Hyonhee Shin SEOUL (Reuters) - Parasitic worms found in a North Korean soldier, critically injured during a desperate defection, highlight nutrition and hygiene problems that experts say have plagued the isolated country for decades. At a briefing on Wednesday, lead surgeon Lee Cook-jong displayed photos showing dozens of flesh-colored parasites - including one 27 cm (10.6 in) long - removed from the wounded soldier's digestive tract during a series of surgeries to save his life. The parasites, along with kernels of corn in his stomach, may confirm what many experts and previous defectors have described about the food and hygiene situation for many North Koreans.




POSTED NOVEMBER 17, 2017 7:07 AM

Charles Manson alive, but reportedly on death's doorstep in California hospital: 'It’s just a matter of time'

Charles Manson alive, but reportedly on death's doorstep in California hospital: 'It’s just a matter of time'Mass murderer Charles Manson is alive in a California hospital, but new reports suggest he may be near to death after serving more than four decades behind bars for committing one of the most notorious crimes in modern history.




POSTED NOVEMBER 17, 2017 10:33 AM

Supporters of opposition leader Raila Odinga clash with police in Nairobi, Kenya

Supporters of opposition leader Raila Odinga clash with police in Nairobi, KenyaTwo people were killed on Friday as Kenyan police tried to disperse supporters cheering a convoy carrying opposition leader Raila Odinga in Nairobi.




POSTED NOVEMBER 17, 2017 8:37 AM

Joe Biden shares his favorite memes of him and Barack Obama: 'They're all true'

Joe Biden shares his favorite memes of him and Barack Obama: 'They're all true'Former Vice President Barack Obama shared some of his favorite memes poking fun at his bromance with Barack Obama in a recent interview, saying, "in essence, they're all true." “I feel good about it,” Biden said to NBC News about the memes.




POSTED NOVEMBER 17, 2017 3:35 PM

News – Insurance Journal

Tesla Debuts 500-Mile Electric Heavy Duty Truck
Tesla Inc. upstaged its own debut of an electric heavy duty truck on Thursday when a red Roadster pulled out of the big rig’s trailer and Chief Executive Elon Musk said the new $200,000 sports car would be the fastest …

POSTED NOVEMBER 17, 2017 8:00 PM
Texas Surplus Lines Premium Up 6% for the Year
Texas has recorded $4.6 billion in surplus lines premium through the end of October 2017, a 6 percent increase over 2016, according to the Surplus Lines Stamping Office of Texas (SLTX). Providing an update at the annual meeting of the …

POSTED NOVEMBER 17, 2017 5:45 PM
Louisiana Business, Industry Group Names LUBA Workers’ Comp Company of the Year
LUBA Workers’ Comp, a regional casualty insurance company, was named Company of the Year in the 100 employees or less category of the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry’s 2017 Free Enterprise Awards. The awards recognize companies with an unparalleled …

POSTED NOVEMBER 17, 2017 5:38 PM
Minnesota Commerce Commissioner Rothman to Run for State Attorney General
Minnesota Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman announced that he is leaving his post to run a campaign for state attorney general. In a statement, Rothman said he is stepping down as of 11 a.m. today. “I have made the decision to …

POSTED NOVEMBER 17, 2017 5:34 PM
Rate Increases Approved for Texas Automobile Insurance Plan Association
Texas Insurance Commissioner Kent Sullivan has approved changes in the rates for private passenger and commercial automobile insurance provided through the Texas Automobile Insurance Plan Association (TAIPA), which is the state’s assigned risk plan. The changes, which are effective March …

POSTED NOVEMBER 17, 2017 5:32 PM
Historic Indiana Fieldhouse Hit by Storm Insured for Nearly $10M
A central Indiana fieldhouse that’s one of the nation’s largest high school basketball venues was insured for nearly $10 million when a severe thunderstorm recently damaged it, school officials say. The historic Muncie Fieldhouse was valued at $9,858,130 on Feb. …

POSTED NOVEMBER 17, 2017 5:18 PM
Miralles to Lead Enterprise Risk Management at CNA as Chief Risk Officer
Chicago-based commercial, CNA, has appointed Al Miralles as chief risk officer (CRO), effective Jan. 1, 2018. Miralles joined CNA in 2011 as senior vice president and treasurer and has been leading the Long Term Care business since 2014. In addition …

POSTED NOVEMBER 17, 2017 5:15 PM
Markel Finalizes Acquisition of State National Companies
Markel Corp. has completed its previously announced acquisition of State National Companies, a specialty provider of property/casualty insurance services that operates two core businesses, program services and lender services. Markel, a Virginia-based in Virginia holding company for insurance, reinsurance and …

POSTED NOVEMBER 17, 2017 4:44 PM
UK’s IUA Publishes Good Practice Guide for Delegated Authorities
A guide to good practice for delegated authority arrangements in the London company market has been published by the International Underwriting Association, the group that represents non-Lloyd’s international and wholesale insurance and reinsurance companies in the London Market. The guide …

POSTED NOVEMBER 17, 2017 4:05 PM
United Valley Insurance Services in California Adds De La Torre in Marketing
Fresno, Calif.-based United Valley Insurance Services Inc. has named Maggie De La Torre a marketing team assistant. De La Torre holds a will provide support to the United Valley marketing team and will market high net worth personal lines, flood …

POSTED NOVEMBER 17, 2017 3:15 PM

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