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When Designer Steel From Lapland Makes Sense, DespiteTariffs
The Finnish steel manufacturer Outokumpu has access to mineral deposits that give it a clear advantage over U.S. makers. But Trump’s tariffs are raising prices for American customers.

POSTED OCTOBER 09, 2018 1:44 PM
Pensions Get Bolder in Challenging Private Equity on Investments’ Human Cost
Public funds are flexing their financial might with private equity on issues from severance for Toys “R” Us workers to workplace harassment.

POSTED OCTOBER 09, 2018 12:14 PM
Google Plus Will Be Shut Down After User Information Was Exposed
Google did not notify authorities of the vulnerabilities in Google Plus, which exposed the data of up to 500,000 users.

POSTED OCTOBER 09, 2018 12:07 AM
Why Some Amazon Workers Are Fuming About Their Raise
Last week the company was praised for increasing what it paid its warehouse workers. Now the company is explaining what that means for bonuses and stock grants.

POSTED OCTOBER 09, 2018 12:20 PM
Former Trump Aide Hope Hicks to Join Fox as Communications Chief
As the Murdoch media empire undergoes a dramatic change, it turns to the president’s former communications director.

POSTED OCTOBER 08, 2018 11:40 PM
Orsted, a Giant in Offshore Wind Farms, Makes a Move in the U.S.
The Danish company’s acquisition of the Rhode Island-based Deepwater Wind is a sign that the United States is growing in appeal to clean energy developers.

POSTED OCTOBER 08, 2018 8:03 PM
Disney’s TV Division Makes Room for Fox Executives
Peter Rice, now the president of 21st Century Fox, is set to take on the top TV role, once Disney’s $71.3 billion deal for Fox is formally approved.

POSTED OCTOBER 09, 2018 12:20 AM
Facebook’s New Gadget Is a Video-Chat Screen With a Camera That Follows You
At a time when trust in its services is eroding, the social network introduced Portal and Portal Plus, its first major effort to build consumer hardware from scratch.

POSTED OCTOBER 09, 2018 12:42 PM
Shipping Industry Stares Down New Fuel Restrictions
The United Nations is taking on shippers as it tries to reduce the air pollution from sulfur-based fuels used by the maritime industry.

POSTED OCTOBER 09, 2018 9:30 AM
A New Director for International Association of Culinary Professionals
Tanya Steel, who spent years with Condé Nast and worked with Michelle Obama, has big plans to bolster the culinary group Julia Child helped start.

POSTED OCTOBER 09, 2018 2:49 PM

News – Insurance Journal

Georgia Working to Restore Power to Thousands After Hurricane Michael
Power outages caused by Hurricane Michael are likely to linger into early this week for some of the hardest hit communities in southwest Georgia. More than 188,000 homes and businesses still didn’t have power Friday. Crews and property owners worked …

POSTED OCTOBER 15, 2018 4:59 PM
California Insurance Commissioner OKs Workers’ Comp Rating Bureau Filing
California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones has approved a filing from the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau’s that makes amendments to uniform statistical reporting and experience rating. The WCIRB submitted a regulatory filing and ensuing amendments to the filing in Aug. …

POSTED OCTOBER 15, 2018 4:54 PM
Missouri School District Settles Age Discrimination Lawsuit for $116.4K
The Springfield, Missouri, school district has reached a settlement with a longtime secretary who claimed in a lawsuit that the district tried to fire her because of her age. The Springfield News-Leader reports the district agreed to pay Lynn Neff …

POSTED OCTOBER 15, 2018 4:50 PM
Binion Joins RPS in Dallas
Desirée Binion has joined managing general agent and wholesale insurance broker, RPS, in the company’s Dallas office as an underwriter/broker. Binion will report to Rhonda Fomby, RPS area vice president and branch manager. Binion was previously with Markel Mid South …

POSTED OCTOBER 15, 2018 4:43 PM
Federal Report Criticizes Tactics Used in Fatal Texas Shopping Mall Blaze
A report by a federal agency says some of the tactics used by the San Antonio fire department to battle a shopping center blaze last year that killed one firefighter made conditions worse inside the structure. The San Antonio Express-News …

POSTED OCTOBER 15, 2018 4:35 PM
Study: Houston Needs $2B More in Federal Funds to Fix Harvey Housing Damage
An estimated 130,000 Houstonians affected by Harvey were overlooked in the city’s original housing needs assessment, according to the Houston Housing and Community Development Department. To fix the previously neglected damage, the city needs an extra $2 billion in federal …

POSTED OCTOBER 15, 2018 4:33 PM
Jackson Appointed Chief Innovation Officer at Apex Benefits
Apex Benefits, headquartered in Indianapolis, has named Stan Jackson as chief innovation officer. In this newly created role, Jackson will be responsible for leading the development of products, services and capabilities necessary for Apex to continue growing its long-term innovation …

POSTED OCTOBER 15, 2018 4:28 PM
American Financial Group to Acquire ABA Insurance Services
American Financial Group Inc., based in Cincinnati, Ohio, is acquiring ABA Insurance Services Inc. (ABAIS) from American Bankers Mutual Insurance Ltd. (ABMI). Based in Shaker Heights, Ohio, ABAIS provides directors and officers (D&O) and other complementary insurance solutions for banks, …

POSTED OCTOBER 15, 2018 4:20 PM
Marsh McLennan Acquisition of JLT Clears Key U.S. Antitrust Hurdle
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Justice Department have concluded their competitive review of the proposed acquisition of London-based re/insurance broker Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group (JLT) by New York-headquartered Marsh & McLennan Companies (MMC) and granted permission for the transaction …

POSTED OCTOBER 15, 2018 4:17 PM
More Washington Troopers Filing Carbon Monoxide Claims
Two more Washington State Patrol troopers plan to sue the state over carbon monoxide poisoning, bringing the total number of troopers intending to sue to seven. KOIN-TV reported Trooper Chad Prentice of Vancouver and Trooper Beth Joswick of Tacoma are …

POSTED OCTOBER 15, 2018 2:53 PM

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