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Middle Market Growth Spells Opportunity for California’s Insurance Community
The insurance community has at least two reasons to be interested in a new report on middle market companies, particularly those who are doing business in California. According to a report released this week from American Express and Dun & …

POSTED AUGUST 17, 2017 9:56 PM
Report: Written Premiums for California Comp Insurers to be Flat Through 2017
Written premiums from workers’ compensation insurers in California for the year are expected to be flat at $18.1 billion compared with 2016 thanks largely to rate decreases, according to analysts with the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau. Premiums doubled from …

POSTED AUGUST 17, 2017 7:44 PM
Quarry Blasts Send Barrage of Rocks Through Minnesota Neighborhood
Southern Minnesota residents are on edge after another quarry blast from a nearby mining operation sent a barrage of rocks through a neighborhood. A blast at Jefferson Quarry sent chunks of limestone — some as large as bowling balls — …

POSTED AUGUST 17, 2017 4:52 PM
Insurance Professionals, Meteorologists to Kick Off ‘Hurricane Tour’
Texas insurance experts and meteorologists will be touring the Texas coast to inform the public about hurricane awareness and new legislation aimed at mitigating storm damage and related insurance costs. The Insurance Council of Texas (ICT) will lead the team …

POSTED AUGUST 17, 2017 4:26 PM
Update: Vehicle Plows into Barcelona Pedestrians with 13 Dead, 50 Injured
A van plowed into pedestrians on Barcelona’s most iconic avenue at the height of the tourist season in a terrorist attack that left 13 people dead and echoed similar incidents in other European cities. Catalonia’s regional government said 50 people …

POSTED AUGUST 17, 2017 4:20 PM
Louisiana Installing Barriers to Help Stem Fatal Highway Crashes
To help prevent fatal crashes more than 600 miles of cable barriers will be installed in highway medians across Louisiana through state and federal funding totaling more than $100 million. KTBS-TV reports crews will begin installing the barriers for 41 …

POSTED AUGUST 17, 2017 4:17 PM
Ford Motor Co. to Pay Up to $10.1M to Settle EEOC Harassment Case
Ford Motor Co. has agreed to pay up to $10.125 million to settle an investigation by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) over alleged sex and race harassment at two Ford plants, the federal agency announced. In its investigation, …

POSTED AUGUST 17, 2017 4:14 PM
Baylor Settles with Woman Who Said University Ignored Rape
The first woman to sue Waco, Texas-based Baylor University over allegations the nation’s largest Baptist school ignored or mishandled rape allegations has settled her case, her attorney said. Jasmin Hernandez sued Baylor in early 2016, two months before the school …

POSTED AUGUST 17, 2017 4:08 PM
J.M. Wilson Adds Bailey as Asst. Transportation Underwriter in Michigan
Managing general agency and surplus lines broker, J.M. Wilson, has added Mitchell Bailey as assistant transportation underwriter in its Portage, Michigan, office. Bailey is responsible for quoting new and renewal transportation accounts, setting up and binding policies, assisting underwriters, and …

POSTED AUGUST 17, 2017 4:02 PM
NotPetya Cyber Attack Cost World’s Biggest Container Shipping Line up to $300M
The June cyber attack that paralyzed the computer systems in companies around the world is estimated to have cost the world’s biggest container shipping line between $200 million and $300 million, A.P. Moller-Maersk said Wednesday. The Copenhagen-based group, which was …

POSTED AUGUST 17, 2017 3:55 PM

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