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10 08, 2021

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

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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 …

10 08, 2021

Deadly Rise in Speeding That Began During Pandemic Still Hasn’t Stopped

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Motorists put the pedal to the metal during the pandemic and police are worried as roads get busy with the final stretch of summer travel. The latest data shows the number of highway deaths in 2020 was the greatest in …

10 08, 2021

Supreme Court Last Hope for Bayer As It Loses Another Weedkiller Cancer Appeal

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Bayer lost a third appeal against U.S. court verdicts that awarded damages to customers blaming their cancers on use of its glyphosate-based weedkillers, leaving the German drugs and pesticides group to pin hopes for legal relief on the U.S. Supreme …

9 08, 2021

U.N. ‘Code Red’ Report Warns of ‘Irreversible’ Impact on Climate

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The U.N. panel on climate change sounded a dire warning on Monday, saying the world is dangerously close to runaway warming – and that humans are “unequivocally” to blame. Already, greenhouse gas levels in the atmosphere are high enough to …

9 08, 2021

Judge Tosses Patent Infringement $308M Jury Verdict Against Apple

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Apple Inc. persuaded a federal judge to throw out a $308.5 million jury verdict it lost to a privately-held licensing firm for infringing a patent associated with digital rights management. In a Thursday night decision, U.S. District Judge Rodney Gilstrap …

9 08, 2021

Tokyo Olympics Warns Sharing Videos on Social Media Is Not Allowed

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Sharing videos from the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games on social media is not allowed, even for athletes, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Thursday as it looked to protect broadcasters’ rights. Jamaican double gold medallist sprinter Elaine Thompson-Herah was …

9 08, 2021

5 Key Takeaways From Latest United Nations Report on Climate Change

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Today, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change delivered its latest comprehensive report on the state of global climate science—just the sixth in the body’s more than 30-year history. The report’s 200-plus authors distilled 14,000 individual studies to produce …

9 08, 2021

Arch Re Closes Acquisition of Somerset Bridge Group

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Arch Reinsurance Ltd. has completed the acquisition of Somerset Bridge Group Limited, Southern Rock Holdings Limited and affiliates. Arch Re originally announced its plan to acquire Somerset in June. The acquisition includes Somerset’s motor insurance managing general agent, distribution capabilities …

9 08, 2021

GEICO Put a Dent in Berkshire Hathaway Results for Q2

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Berkshire Hathaway’s insurance division produced a mixed performance during the 2021 second quarter. Rate increases generally carried the day, though the conglomerate’s GEICO unit dragged down earnings. Berkshire Hathaway’s insurance division produced $376 million in net underwriting earnings during Q2, …

9 08, 2021

Targets of Canada’s New Sanctions on Belarus Include Insurance

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Canada, acting with the United States and Britain, imposed new sanctions on Belarus on Monday to protest against what it called gross violations of human rights under President Alexander Lukashenko. Foreign Minister Marc Garneau said Ottawa would target transferable securities …