15 11, 2019

Michigan Recreational Pot Sales to Begin in December

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The state of Michigan is opening the door to the sale of marijuana for recreational use starting in December, which is earlier than expected. The Marijuana Regulatory Agency issued an advisory bulletin on Nov. 13. It says businesses that are …

15 11, 2019

Public Consultation Launched on Global Tailings Dam Standards

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LONDON — A six-week public consultation launched on Friday will help set global standards to improve mining safety, aiming to prevent any repeat of the Vale tailings dam disaster in Brazil that killed 300 people in January. Tailings dams are …

15 11, 2019

United Joins U.S. Peers in Pulling 737 Max Until Early March

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CHICAGO, Nov 15 — United Airlines Holdings Inc said on Friday it is extending cancellations of Boeing 737 MAX flights until March 4, joining U.S. peers who are also scheduling without the aircraft until early March as the jet awaits …

15 11, 2019

Mexican Minister Says Pemex Oil Firm Unaffected By Cyberattack, Workers Disagree

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Mexico City — A cyberattack on computer networks of the Mexican national oil company Pemex is “totally under control” and did not have any negative consequences, Security Minister Alfonso Durazo said on Thursday. The attack was first detected on Sunday …

15 11, 2019

Venice Suffers 2nd High Tide in a Week as Italy Declares State of Emergency

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Venice suffered its second exceptionally high tide in a week, with waters rising 154 centimeters (61 inches) above their benchmark late morning Friday, the Ansa news agency reported. The historic city is still reeling from the 187-centimeter tide it recorded …

15 11, 2019

As Texas Windstorm Insurer Mulls Rates, Policyholders, Lawmakers Strongly Oppose Hikes

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Texas’ property insurer of last resort for wind and hail in counties along the Gulf Coast is finding itself once again between a rock and a hard place — or perhaps more appropriately, between a hurricane and a tornado — …

14 11, 2019

Lawsuit: California Festival Didn’t Plan for Active Shooter

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LOS ANGELES — Organizers of a Northern California food festival where a gunman killed three people and wounded 13 others didn’t consider the risk of an active shooter, according to a lawsuit from five injured victims. Santino William Legan cut …

14 11, 2019

Top Risks Facing Cannabis Industry in 2020 Not What You Think

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On the tail-end of what turned out to be an extremely risky year for cannabis companies, one must wonder what 2020 has in store for a quasi-legal industry that is contending with a vaping crisis, contentious politics at all levels …

14 11, 2019

California Commissioner Orders FAIR Plan to Increase Homeowners Coverage Options

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California’s property insurer of last resort will soon be offering more homeowners coverage options as directed by the state’s insurance commissioner in response to the pressure put on the property insurance market by wildfire risks. California Commissioner Ricardo Lara has …

14 11, 2019

California Insurance Commissioner OKs Workers’ Comp Pure Premium Reduction

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California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara has adopted and issued a revised average advisory pure premium rate, lowering the benchmark to $1.52 per $100 of payroll for workers’ compensation insurance, effective Jan. 1, 2020. This is the ninth consecutive reduction to …