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23 08, 2021

T-Mobile Now Says Data Breach Affects 53 Million Customers

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T-Mobile US Inc. said on Friday an ongoing investigation into a data breach revealed that hackers accessed personal information of an additional 5.3 million customers, bringing the total number of people affected to more than 53 million. The third largest …

23 08, 2021

Tropical Storm Henri Causes Flooding, Power Outages in Northeast; Heavy Rains to Continue

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Henri is soaking the U.S. Northeast with rain and disrupting transport after being downgraded to a tropical depression. The former hurricane will produce additional rainfall of 1 to 3 inches, with locally higher amounts possible, over portions of Long Island, …

23 08, 2021

Boy Scouts Delays Next Step in Bankruptcy After Judge Questions Legal Fees, Insurer Deal

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Attorneys for the Boy Scouts of America are postponing a key bankruptcy hearing that was scheduled to start this week, following a court ruling that casts uncertainty on the future of the case. Attorneys on Friday filed court papers postponing …

23 08, 2021

It Turns Out That Humans Are Secret Weapon for Autonomous Vehicle Startups

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Self-driving startups like Cruise and Pony.ai have begun testing their driverless cars in some parts of California in the past year, with an additional feature: Human operators. While there is no driver behind the wheel, the passenger seat is occupied …

20 08, 2021

Tropical Storm Henri Could Strike New York, New England as Hurricane Starting Sunday

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Tropical Storm Henri is set to grow into a hurricane before slamming the U.S. Northeast anywhere from Long Island to Massachusetts, bringing heavy rain, a flooding storm surge and thrashing winds to the region starting Sunday. Hurricane watches have been …

20 08, 2021

With Federal Legalization Expected, Cannabis Insurers Quietly Get Ready to Roll

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Insurers are quietly gearing up for a potential ten-fold increase in sales to the booming $17.6 billion-a-year cannabis industry as Congress inches closer to legalizing pot at the federal level. While 36 U.S. states and the District of Columbia have …

18 08, 2021

CDC Creating New Real-Time Disease Forecasting Center

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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Wednesday it is creating a new disease forecasting center to improve the ability to use data to predict and gauge emerging health threats. The Center for Forecasting and Outbreak Analytics …

20 08, 2021

Judge Grants Conditional Approval for Boy Scouts Sex Abuse Bankruptcy Plan

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The Boy Scouts of America has received a green light from a judge to proceed with its $850 million reorganization plan to exit bankruptcy and settle more than 80,000 claims brought by victims of sexual abuse. The ruling by U.S. …

19 08, 2021

Broker Willis Alleges Unlawful ‘Raid’ on Employees, Clients by Competitor Alliant

By | August 19th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Broker Willis Alleges Unlawful ‘Raid’ on Employees, Clients by Competitor Alliant

Insurance brokerage competitors Willis Towers Watson and Alliant Insurance Services are battling in court over what Willis alleges is a conspiracy by Alliant to steal its employees, trade secrets and clients. Willis maintains that this past July Alliant orchestrated a …

10 08, 2021

Amazon Will Pay Shoppers’ Product Claims Up to $1,000

By | August 10th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Amazon Will Pay Shoppers’ Product Claims Up to $1,000

Amazon.com Inc. on Tuesday said it would pay customers who suffer injuries or property damage from defective goods others sell on its U.S. platform, in a new policy that could reduce litigation. For years, consumers have sued the world’s largest …