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19 03, 2019

Researchers Aim to Spot a Liar Using Online Polygraph

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Can you spot a liar? It’s tricky enough in face-to-face conversations that offer facial expressions, gestures and tone of voice because those physical cues add context. Spotting a liar gets even tougher in blind computer conversations. Florida State University researcher …

19 03, 2019

Former Mass. Association of Insurance Agents CEO Partners with Renaissance Alliance

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Francis A. Mancini, former president and CEO of the Massachusetts Association of Insurance Agents (MAIA), has partnered with Renaissance Alliance Insurance Services LLC (RAIS) working on new business development and promoting the Renaissance Alliance brand in New England and nationally. …

19 03, 2019

Harmful Dry Cleaning Chemical Detected in W. Virginia Town’s Drinking Water

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Officials say the drinking water in a West Virginia community along the Ohio River contains a harmful chemical widely used by dry cleaners. State Bureau for Public Health spokeswoman Allison Adler said in an email Wednesday tetrachloroethylene has been detected …

19 03, 2019

State Farm to Cut Rates in Maryland for Second Time in Two Years

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State Farm Insurance Companies will cut its rates in Maryland for the second time in two years. As a result, its overall personal auto rate will drop by 1.4 percent. The total state-wide expected impact for State Farm by this …

19 03, 2019

Commentary: How Florida AOB Crisis Is Impacting State’s Independent Agents

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Florida’s “one-way attorney fee” statute enacted to protect Florida policyholders from large insurance companies has instead spawned a huge industry of assignment of benefits (AOB) predators who take advantage of policyholders and threaten the livelihood of hundreds of independent insurance …

19 03, 2019

Company Denies Responsibility for Vermont Ski Resort Fraud

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The former owner of Vermont’s Jay Peak resort is fighting claims from a court-appointed receiver that it should pay millions in damages as part of a settlement. The Caledonian-Record reports Canadian Saint-Sauveur Valley Resorts, Inc. says the federal receiver in …

19 03, 2019

Cooper Nominates State Rep. Goodman to North Carolina Workers’ Comp Panel

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A sitting North Carolina legislator has been nominated by Gov. Roy Cooper to serve on the state Industrial Commission. Cooper told legislators at the beginning of the month of his choice of fellow Democratic Rep. Ken Goodman of Richmond County …

19 03, 2019

Accidental Delaware House Fire Causes $250K in Damage

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Delaware authorities say a house fire in a neighborhood near the coast was an accident. The Delaware Office of the State Fire Marshal issued a news release saying that it had ruled the fire in Sussex County, Delaware, was accidental. …

19 03, 2019

Insurance Department Takes Over Arkansas Health Insurance Marketplace

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The Arkansas Health Insurance Marketplace has become part of the state’s insurance department after Gov. Asa Hutchinson signed legislation dissolving the marketplace board as a separate entity. The state Legislature established the insurance marketplace in 2013. The Arkansas marketplace used …

19 03, 2019

Tesla Defends Factory Worker Safety as Injury Days-Off Rise

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Tesla Inc. factory employees spent almost three times as many days off the job because of work-related injuries and illness in 2018 as the year before, an indication of just how much strain they were under as they manufactured electric …