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Trump is right, Newsweek. Socialism doesn't work
Trump’s speech, optimistic and pro-American as it was, falls in the mainstream of American presidential tradition. Indeed, it is the stuff of a Truman or a Reagan.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 24, 2017 9:00 AM
Nancy Brinker: America needs more ambassadors and we need them now
Only 47 ambassadors out of 188 positions have been nominated - it is in America’s best interest that the Trump administration swiftly name ambassadors to these vacant posts and for Republicans and Democrats in the Senate to come together and swiftly confirm them.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 24, 2017 9:00 AM
A drunk driver killed their daughters, but Lynn and Dan Wagner embody the awesome power of forgiveness
The Wagner's story is one I will never forget because it shows the difference Jesus brings in the most tragic, unimaginable circumstances

POSTED SEPTEMBER 24, 2017 9:00 AM
Trump travel ban expires Sunday; new restrictions expected
President Donald Trump is expected to announce new restrictions on travel to the United States as his ban on visitors from six Muslim-majority countries expires Sunday, 90 days after it went into effect.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 24, 2017 7:11 AM
Bangladesh coastal town a place of Rohingya hope and tragedy
From a distance you can see elegantly carved wooden boats bob gently in the waters that surround this coastal town at Bangladesh's southern tip.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 24, 2017 7:11 AM
Right-wing firebrand vows to hold rally at UC Berkeley
Free Speech Week is officially canceled, but the controversy surrounding the campus event will likely not end as right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos vows to appear at an unsanctioned rally at the University of California, Berkeley on Sunday.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 24, 2017 7:07 AM
France: Macron's party faces likely blow in Senate elections
French President Emmanuel Macron's unconventional political party is fighting to make its mark on the Senate in elections for half the seats in the upper house.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 24, 2017 7:07 AM
Second video shows man punching officer before shooting
A new video surfaced Saturday that appears to show a man throwing punches at a California police officer during a scuffle before the man was fatally shot outside of a convenience store.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 24, 2017 7:04 AM
Trump: North Korean leaders 'won't be around much longer' if they strike US
North Korea's foreign minister called U.S. President Donald Trump "a mentally deranged person full of megalomania" and promised a strike on the American mainland was "inevitable" in a blistering speech to the United Nations General Assembly Saturday.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 24, 2017 6:45 AM
No. 3 Oklahoma overcomes Baylor 49-41 for 14th straight win
No. 3 Oklahoma overcomes Baylor 49-41 for 14th straight win

POSTED SEPTEMBER 24, 2017 6:41 AM

Business Insurance

Mexico quake losses could reach $2 billion: AIR
Insured losses from the magnitude 7.1 earthquake that struck central Mexico Sept. 19 will be between 13 billion and 36.7 billion Mexican pesos ($726.7 million and $2.05 billion), according to catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 22, 2017 4:26 PM
Maria losses in Caribbean likely to top $1 billion
Insured losses in the Caribbean from Hurricane Maria will likely top $1 billion, and economic losses could be much more severe, according to Impact Forecasting’s “Weekly Cat Report September 22, 2017,” issued by the Aon Benfield unit early Friday.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 22, 2017 1:19 PM
Texas governor appoints insurance commissioner
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has appointed Kent Sullivan as Insurance Commissioner for a term set to expire Feb. 1, 2019.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 22, 2017 12:50 PM
Medical providers suspended from comp system for fraud
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation announced Thursday that it has suspended six medical providers from participating in California’s workers compensation system, bringing the total number of suspended providers this year to 38.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 22, 2017 11:58 AM
Business Insurance names EMEA Women to Watch honorees
Business Insurance has announced the honorees for its first international version of Women to Watch, recognizing honorees from Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 22, 2017 11:45 AM
US, EU to sign covered agreement on insurer equivalency


POSTED SEPTEMBER 22, 2017 10:23 AM
Hockey-playing state worker fouls New York comp system
An aide for a state youth detention center in New York is facing time in the workers-compensation-fraud penalty box — a.k.a. jail — after he claimed a debilitating injury kept him from doing his job but was caught playing competitive ice hockey, according to the Rome Sentinel.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 22, 2017 9:59 AM
The BI Top 10
This week's most popular stories include several executive moves at insurers and brokers, along with updates on September's rash of hurricanes and earthquakes.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 22, 2017 9:31 AM
Hurricane Maria causes widespread flooding, destroys hundreds of home in Puerto Rico
Hurricane Maria, which hit Puerto Rico on Sep. 21, caused widespread flooding, destroyed hundreds of homes, and brought down cell towers and power lines, plunging the island into darkness.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 22, 2017 4:00 AM
China orders German automotive parts maker's supplier to halt operations
Chinese authorities have ordered the supplier of German automotive parts maker Schaeffler A.G. to halt operations as they ramp up environmental regulations in an effort to tackle the country's pollution problems.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 22, 2017 4:00 AM

News – Insurance Journal

How Home Values Track with High, Low Risk of Natural Hazards: ATTOM Data
Americans are still buying homes in areas with high risk of natural hazards and the homes in those cities continue to appreciate in value far faster than homes in low natural hazard locales. However, the effect on home values of …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 22, 2017 4:48 PM
Ratings of Illinois’ Prime Insurance Company Upgraded
A.M. Best has upgraded the Financial Strength Rating to A (Excellent) from A- (Excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating to “a” from “a-” of Prime Insurance Company (PIC) in Chicago, Ill. The outlook of these ratings has been revised …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 22, 2017 4:39 PM
Ohio Increases Fines Against Pipeline Developer to $2.3M
Ohio’s environmental regulators have more than doubled the proposed fines against a company building a natural gas pipeline from West Virginia to Michigan, saying the two sides are at an impasse. The fines now stand at $2.3 million and stem …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 22, 2017 4:36 PM
Jump in Energy Contract Lawsuits Expected in Harvey’s Wake
Lawyers expect a spate of force majeure contract lawsuits after Hurricane Harvey tore through Southeast Texas and parts of Louisiana last month, paralyzing a fifth of U.S. fuel output and pushing some oil production offline. Hurricanes and other natural disasters …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 22, 2017 4:19 PM
U.S. and EU Sign Covered Agreement on Insurance Regulation
The United States and European Union have scheduled a ceremony for today for the signing of a bilateral agreement on prudential insurance and reinsurance measures. Both sides announced in July their intention to sign the agreement, also known as a …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 22, 2017 4:13 PM
Researchers: FEMA’s Houston Flood Maps Outdated Long Before Harvey
The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s flood plain maps for parts of southeastern Houston were woefully out-of-date long before Hurricane Harvey ravaged the Texas coast, a new study suggests. Researchers at Rice University and Texas A&M University at Galveston studied one …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 22, 2017 4:06 PM
Minnesota Gov. Cranks Up Pressure on Feds to Protect Health Programs
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton blasted federal health officials on Sept. 20 for holding up approval of a program meant to lower health insurance costs and threatening millions of dollars in cuts to health care for the working poor. State lawmakers …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 22, 2017 4:04 PM
Sullivan Appointed as Texas Insurance Commissioner
Texas has a new insurance commissioner. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has named Kent Sullivan to serve as insurance commissioner and head of the Texas Department of Insurance. His term expires Feb. 1, 2019. The post has been vacant following the …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 22, 2017 3:45 PM
SEC Hacking Latest in Series of Government Agency Cyber Breaches
A major computer hack at America’s top stock market regulator is the latest sign that data stored in the highest reaches of the U.S. government remains vulnerable to cyber attacks, despite efforts across multiple presidencies to limit high-profile breaches that …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 22, 2017 3:41 PM
New Bridge Design Tested by Nevada Quake Lab Following Mexico Quake
Scientists at a Nevada earthquake lab this week tested new bridge designs with connectors they say are innovative and created to better withstand violent temblors and speed reconstruction efforts after major quake damage. University of Nevada, Reno engineers performed the …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 22, 2017 3:10 PM

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