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22 08, 2019

Idaho Company Hit With Fine Following Tree-Trimming Death

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has fined an Idaho tree-trimming company after an employee was killed and another was injured when the work platform of a bucket truck fell about 65 feet. The Times-News reported that the federal agency …

22 08, 2019

Water Distribution Continues as Lead Problem Assessed in Newark

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Newark’s large-scale bottled water distribution is continuing as officials try to understand the failure of two filters intended to eliminate lead from water. The Environmental Protection Agency, which earlier called for the water distribution, said Friday that researchers are meeting …

22 08, 2019

Key Irish Businesses Said Unprepared for Brexit, Face Supply Chain Risk

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Some of the Irish businesses most exposed to the risk of Britain crashing out of the European Union in 10 weeks are not very well prepared, Ireland’s government warned on Thursday. The Irish economy is considered the most vulnerable among …

22 08, 2019

China Expands List of Drugs Covered by Basic Medical Insurance

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China on Tuesday added 148 drugs to its list of medicines covered by basic medical insurance schemes, part of a push to lower patients’ out-of-pocket costs in one of the world’s largest drug markets, state media reported. AstraZeneca’s Kombiglyze and …

22 08, 2019

California State Fund Declares $105M Dividend for Workers’ Comp Policyholders

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The board of California’s State Compensation Insurance Fund announced plans to distribute a $105 million dividend to qualifying policyholders with policies that took effect between Jan. 1 and Aug. 19. This dividend equals roughly 15% of the estimated annual premium …

22 08, 2019

Planned Parenthood Arizona Worker Awarded $3M

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A former Planned Parenthood Arizona employee who claimed she was wrongfully fired after she reported unsafe medical practices has been awarded $3 million in a civil case. A Maricopa County jury returned the verdict Aug. 16 for Mayra Rodriguez, who …

22 08, 2019

Alliant Insurance Services Hires Spofford as Vice President in New York

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Alliant is continuing to grow its presence in Albany, N.Y., with the addition of Vice President Chris Spofford. The property and casualty specialist will leverage his regional expertise and technical background to deliver a range of insurance and risk management …

22 08, 2019

Allstate CEO Calls On U.S. Corporations to Pay Employees More

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U.S. businesses must focus on creating higher-paying jobs,Tom Wilson, Allstate chair, president and chief executive officer, writes in today’s New York Times. Wilson calls on America’s corporate leaders to prioritize job creation and make it a regular topic of discussion …

22 08, 2019

Among Bad Driving Behaviors, Speeding Is Strongest Predictor of Crashes

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Speeding is the riskiest kind of aggressive driving, according to an analysis of data from on-board telematics devices in vehicles. Researchers at Canada’s University of Waterloo examined data from 28 million trips for possible links between four bad driving behaviours …

22 08, 2019

Proposed Settlement in Lawsuit Over St. Louis Rams Merchandise OK’d

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A proposed settlement would give St. Louis Rams fans a 25% refund on years of tickets and merchandise they bought before the team announced it was moving to Los Angeles. If approved, the settlement would end a class-action lawsuit that …