24 05, 2019

Alaska City Votes to Adopt Climate Action Plan

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The Anchorage Assembly has adopted a climate action plan setting goals for the Alaska city. Alaska Public Media reported that the city officials voted this week to adopt the 100-page document outlining aims such as reducing carbon emissions by 80 …

24 05, 2019

CFC Designs New Broker Platform for Its Cyber Insurance Products

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Specialist insurer CFC is debuting a new broker platform designed to facilitate the sale of its cyber insurance products to small- and medium-sized businesses. The idea is that London, UK-based company’s cyber insurance platform will enable brokers to instantly access …

24 05, 2019

Drug Makers’ Opioid Liability Tied to Untested Legal Theory

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Determining who foots the bill for America’s growing opioid epidemic may depend on how well the state of Oklahoma deploys a high-risk legal strategy next week against Johnson & Johnson and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. At least 42 states and …

24 05, 2019

Senate Passes $19.1 Billion Relief Package for Natural Disasters

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The Senate passed a $19.1 billion disaster-aid plan Thursday for areas hit by hurricanes, Midwest floods and California wildfires after lawmakers resolved months of disagreement over funds for Puerto Rico. President Donald Trump said he supports the bill. The 85-8 …

24 05, 2019

Atlantic Could Spawn 8 Hurricanes in 2019, U.S. Government Says

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As many as eight hurricanes may form in the Atlantic in 2019, a “near normal” season following two years of storms that have left a trail of death and destruction in the Caribbean and U.S. coast. Nine to 15 named …

24 05, 2019

Unceasing Midwest Rains Add to Wettest 12 Months Ever for U.S.

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The rain across the Midwest and Great Plains that’s closed refineries, flooded streets and snarled Mississippi River traffic shows no sign of abating, adding to the U.S.’s wettest 12-month stretch on record. Heavy showers will fall from Texas to the …

24 05, 2019

GuideOne in Iowa Names Pearson Sr. VP, Chief Underwriting Officer

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West Des Moines, Iowa-based GuideOne Insurance has appointed Doug Pearson senior vice president and chief underwriting officer. In this role, Pearson is responsible for niche product management, home office underwriting, underwriting compliance and business systems. Pearson brings extensive underwriting and …

24 05, 2019

Oklahoma’s Opioid Trial Against Drugmakers J&J, Teva Set to Begin

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Gail Box vividly remembers the day in May 2011 when she first learned her 22-year-old son Austin, a University of Oklahoma linebacker, was abusing opioid painkillers: It was the day he died of an overdose. In a few months he …

24 05, 2019

Speedy Reactor Cleanups May Carry Both Risks and Rewards

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Companies specializing in the handling of radioactive material are buying retired U.S. nuclear reactors from utilities and promising to clean them up and demolish them in dramatically less time than usual – eight years instead of 60, in some cases. …

24 05, 2019

Wet Spring delays California Crops, Snow Elsewhere in West

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About the photo: A man with a child using a broom as a paddle canoe near an abandoned car on a flooded street Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017 in Kentfield, Calif. Flash flood watches are in place for parts of Northern …