14 01, 2019

Hedge Fund Baupost Reported to Hold $1 Billion in PG&E Insurance Claims

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Seth Klarman’s Baupost Group has been the poster child of the hedge fund industry’s ill-timed stock-market bets on the troubled utility PG&E Corp., which announced plans for bankruptcy. It turns out, though, that Baupost’s stock purchases, valued at $873 million …

14 01, 2019

After 2018 Flooding, Mitigation a Priority for 2 Wisconsin Counties

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Two neighboring counties in southern Wisconsin are taking steps to address last year’s widespread flooding that drenched streets, damaged homes and caused lakes to spill over. Dane County has budgeted more than $18 million this year to go toward flood …

11 01, 2019

Missouri Study Criticizes High Costs of Air Ambulances

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Sick or injured Missouri residents who need air ambulance services face thousands of dollars in bills and sometimes aggressive collection efforts if they cannot pay, according to a state report. The average bill after insurance for people who needed air …

12 01, 2019

Iowa Workplace Safety Inspectors Allege Firings Were Retaliation

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Two Iowa workplace safety inspectors were fired in what they are calling retaliation for blowing the whistle on a hostile environment inside their agency. The firings of Jason Garmoe and Travis Stein on Tuesday are the latest turmoil at the …

14 01, 2019

Des Moines Buying 78 Flood-Damaged Homes

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Des Moines, Iowa, has spent about $10.5 million to buy 78 homes damaged by June’s flash flooding, and officials hope the move will prevent future flooding issues. Most of the residences are situated along Fourmile Creek in northeast Des Moines, …

14 01, 2019

Wisconsin Counties Plan Fix for 2018 Flood Damage

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Two neighboring counties in southern Wisconsin are taking steps to address last year’s widespread flooding that drenched streets, damaged homes and caused lakes to spill over. Dane County has budgeted more than $18 million this year to go toward flood …

15 01, 2019

CSAA in California Names Evans VP of Regulatory and Government Affairs

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CSAA Insurance Group has named Katherine cvice president of regulatory and government affairs. Evans will oversee all areas of CSAA Insurance Group’s government and regulatory practices, and will report to the company’s chief legal officer, Mike Zukerman. Evans has been …

14 01, 2019

California Storm Could Dump Snow on the Northeast if Jet Streams Collide

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A storm that’s swinging into southern California could end up blanketing New York and the rest of the Northeast next weekend, ending Boston’s snow drought, tying up traffic and halting air travel. That’s if everything comes together in just the …

14 01, 2019

Des Moines Buys 78 Flood-Damaged Homes for $10.5M

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Des Moines has spent about $10.5 million to buy 78 homes damaged by June’s flash flooding, and officials hope the move will prevent future flooding issues. Most of the residences are situated along Fourmile Creek in northeast Des Moines, Iowa, …

14 01, 2019

Nevada Road Fatalities Hit 10-Year High in 2018

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Fatalities on Nevada roads hit a 10-year high last year. Preliminary data from the Department of Public Safety show 331 people died in crashes in 2018, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported. They died in 301 crashes and three-quarters of them …