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14 03, 2019

Texas Storms Injure 1, Damage Buildings, Flip Small Airplanes

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Severe thunderstorms in North Texas have left at least one person hurt, damaged buildings and flipped small planes at a suburban airport. The Storm Prediction Center says gusts of more than 75 mph (120 kph) were reported Wednesday morning at …

14 03, 2019

Heavy Snow Collapses Barn Roof at Minnesota State Fairgrounds

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Heavy snow has caused some structural damage at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. Authorities say part of the roof of the cattle barn gave way Tuesday night. No one was hurt. The 99-year-old brick barn is used for storage during the …

15 03, 2019

SPG Acquires Assets of Insurance Programs of America, Risk Advisors of America of Florida

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Specialty Program Group LLC (SPG), an operator of specialty insurance brokerages and underwriting facilities, has acquired the assets of Insurance Programs of America, Inc. (IPOA), a boutique managing general underwriter, and Risk Advisors of America, L.L.C. (RAA), a retail insurance …

15 03, 2019

Report: North Carolina Agencies Pay Millions in Insurance, Tax Funds to Quell Lawsuits

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In June 2005, a 63-year-old woman was thrown from a tram at the North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro. The vehicle tipped over onto her, seriously injuring her shoulder and requiring years of treatment. The state paid out $85,000 more than …

15 03, 2019

Ratings of Louisiana Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Upgraded

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AM Best has upgraded the Financial Strength Rating to A (Excellent) from A- (Excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating to “a” from “a-” of Louisiana Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Co. (Louisiana Farm Bureau) in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The outlook …

13 03, 2019

Aon, Insurtech Startup Zesty.ai Partner to Enhance Property Underwriting with AI Data

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Aon plc has formed a strategic alliance with Zesty.ai, a San Francisco-based insurtech startup, which uses artificial intelligence (AI) to enhance insurers’ property underwriting. Zesty.ai’s technology enhances insurers’ underwriting by providing access to more than 130 billion data points on …

13 03, 2019

Earthquake Survey Finds Thousands of Washington Buildings a Concern

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Washington state’s first statewide inventory of buildings prone to crumble or collapse in an earthquake has found there are thousands of unreinforced masonry buildings that could be dangerous. The Northwest News Network reported Friday that the survey combined various databases …

13 03, 2019

Former Nevada Test Site Guard Sues Over Assault, Harassment

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A former security guard at the Nevada National Security Site is suing her former employer over allegations she was sexually assaulted and harassed by colleagues and then retaliated against for reporting the incidents. Jennifer Glover said in her lawsuit filed …

13 03, 2019

Pfizer Agrees to Settle in Oregon Probe Over False Advertising

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Pfizer has agreed to shell out $975,000 after Oregon’s Department of Justice found the pharmaceutical giant misled consumers with deceptive coupons. Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum announced details of the six-figure settlement on Monday, saying the pharmaceutical giant was “taking …

13 03, 2019

Philippines’ RCBC Sues Bangladesh Central Bank over ‘Vicious’ Cyber Heist Claims

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A Philippine bank has filed a lawsuit accusing Bangladesh’s central bank of defamation, hitting back at what it says are baseless claims of its complicity in the world’s biggest cyber heist. In February 2016, criminals used fraudulent orders on the …