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6 08, 2021

Safety Agency Opens Preliminary Probe of Mercedes Delivery Vans Used by Amazon

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said Friday it has opened a preliminary investigation into reports some 2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans, configured for use as Amazon.com Inc. delivery vehicles or ambulances, roll away shortly after being shifted to park. …

6 08, 2021

New York Gov. Cuomo Eased Path for Harassment Suits That May Now Target Him

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Sexual harassment suits against Andrew Cuomo will face an easier path under changes to state law the governor signed two years ago, though New York taxpayers could be on the hook for the damages. Cuomo has been facing a political …

6 08, 2021

Progressive Insurance Hurt by Rise in Auto Claims, Low Premiums in Q2

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Progressive Corp. reported a 56% decrease in net income to $790.1 million for the second quarter. Net income was down 9% for the first six months. The company said the largest contributor to the year-over-year decreases was the reduction of …

6 08, 2021

Wildfires Rage Anew Near Athens, Forcing More Evacuations in Southern Greece

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Wildfires rekindled outside Athens and forced more evacuations around southern Greece Thursday as weather conditions worsened and firefighters in a round-the-clock battle stopped the flames just outside the birthplace of the ancient Olympics. As additional support arrived from Greece’s military …

30 07, 2021

CDC Describes Delta Variant as Highly Contagious – Report

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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has described the Delta variant of the coronavirus as being as transmissible as chickenpox and cautioned it could cause severe disease, the Washington Post said, citing an internal CDC document. The …

30 07, 2021

85% of Flight Attendants Report Incidents With Unruly Passengers

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Incidents with unruly passengers have become an everyday occurrence for flight attendants. A national survey of nearly 5,000 flight attendants found that more than 85 percent of all respondents had dealt with unruly passengers as air travel picked up in …

30 07, 2021

Bayer Books Additional $4.5 Billion for Roundup Litigation

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Bayer said on Thursday it would book an additional provision of $4.5 billion related to litigation which alleges that its weedkiller Roundup can cause cancer. Bayer made the announcement in an update to investors on how it plans to deal …

23 07, 2021

Ryan Specialty Rose 9% in NYSE Initial Offering, Valued at $6.5 Billion

By | July 23rd, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Ryan Specialty Rose 9% in NYSE Initial Offering, Valued at $6.5 Billion

Shares of Ryan Specialty Group Holdings Inc rose 9% in their New York Stock Exchange Debut on Thursday, fetching a market capitalization of $6.5 billion for the insurance brokerage founded and led by industry veteran Patrick Ryan. The stock opened …

23 07, 2021

U.S. Lawsuit Opens ‘Giant Can of Worms’ in Amazon’s Battle Against Product Recalls

By | July 23rd, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on U.S. Lawsuit Opens ‘Giant Can of Worms’ in Amazon’s Battle Against Product Recalls

A U.S. safety regulator’s decision last week to sue Amazon.com Inc. could bring clarity to a question that has long befuddled courts and state legislatures nationwide: Who is responsible when a product bought from the world’s largest online retailer hurts …

12 07, 2021

Federal Judge Halts Part of Florida’s New Property Insurance Reform Law

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A federal judge has halted enforcement of a section of Florida’s new property insurance reform (SB 76) law that restricts the advertisements and solicitations of roofing contractors. U.S. District Judge Mark Walker granted the injunction Sunday in response to a …