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26 01, 2021

Top Insurance Regulatory Developments of 2020: Part 2

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This is the second installment of a two-part look at the top 10 insurance regulatory developments of 2020 by attorneys at Locke Lord. The first part on Jan. 22 covered COVID-19, Insurtechs, Data Privacy, Race Equality and Pharmacy Benefit Managers. …

26 01, 2021

Top Trading Firms Vow to Help Merchants Sailors Stuck on Ships Due to Coronavirus

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Over 300 leading companies said on Tuesday they would work together to help hundreds of thousands of merchant sailors stuck on ships for many months due to COVID-19 in a crisis that risks creating more dangers at sea. About 90% …

26 01, 2021

Brown & Brown Revenues, Profit Jump in Q4

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Insurance agency Brown & Brown reported revenues for the fourth quarter of 2020 of $642.1 million, a jump of 10.9% or $63.1 million compared to the fourth quarter of 2019. Agency commissions and fees increased in the quarter by 10.9% …

26 01, 2021

Bankruptcy Judge Approves Weinstein Co. Plan With $17M for Sex Abuse Claims

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A U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge on Monday approved The Weinstein Co.’s liquidation plan, which sets aside $17 million for women who accused co-founder Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct. Judge Mary Walrath in Wilmington, Delaware announced her ruling at the conclusion …

26 01, 2021

European Researchers Turn to AI to Build Better Weather Data

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European scientists who feed critical climate data to industry and researchers said that their next great breakthrough in weather forecasting will be powered by artificial intelligence. The European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts is turning to machine learning in order …

26 01, 2021

Olympics Board Expected to Focus on Safety; Unlikely to Cancel Tokyo Games

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BERLIN— The Tokyo Olympics will top the agenda when the International Olympic Committee’s executive board meets on Wednesday – but with the board firmly backing the event, any talk of scrapping it altogether due to the COVID-19 pandemic is highly …

26 01, 2021

Pirates Attacking Ships in Gulf of Guinea. Here’s Why and the Impact.

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LAGOS— Pirates are stepping up attacks on ships in West Africa’s Gulf of Guinea, defying regional navies. On Saturday, pirates off Nigeria kidnapped 15 sailors from a Turkish container ship and killed one. Pirates in the Gulf of Guinea kidnapped …

26 01, 2021

Biden Withdraws Trump Chicken Slaughter Rule Industry Says Is Safe

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A major food workers’ union praised President Joe Biden for withdrawing a rule that would have permanently allowed U.S. poultry producers to kill more chickens per minute. Industry trade groups said the speeds were safe. Donald Trump’s administration in its …

25 01, 2021

Brazil Miner Vale, State Authorities Narrow Differences in Disaster Settlement: Source

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Brazilian miner Vale SA and state authorities narrowed their gap in a potential settlement deal over the Brumadinho mining disaster to 11 billion reais ($2 billion) before talks fell apart, a person close to the negotiations told Reuters on Friday. …

25 01, 2021

Volkswagen Talks Damages Claims Against Chip Suppliers Over shortages

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German car manufacturer Volkswagen is in talks with its main suppliers about possible claims for damages due to a shortage of semiconductors, a company spokesman said on Sunday. Automakers around the world are shutting assembly lines due to problems in …