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Once an S.E.C. Regulator, Now Thriving as a Lawyer for Whistle-Blowers
Jordan A. Thomas helped create an S.E.C. program to encourage employees to alert authorities to corporate wrongdoing. Now his firm is sharing in the proceeds.

POSTED MARCH 20, 2018 8:08 PM
Up, Up, Up Goes the Economy. Here’s What Could Knock It Down.
Some economists say the recovery could continue for years. But many see the seeds of the next crisis being sown in government policy choices.

POSTED MARCH 20, 2018 6:33 PM
New Investigations Into Facebook Add New Pressures
The Federal Trade Commission is examining whether Facebook violated a 2011 agreement with the agency on data privacy, a person with knowledge of the inquiry said.

POSTED MARCH 21, 2018 12:28 AM
How Researchers Learned to Use Facebook ‘Likes’ to Sway Your Thinking
Your interest in Kim Kardashian West can tell researchers how extroverted (very), how conscientious (more than most) and how open-minded (only somewhat) you are.

POSTED MARCH 20, 2018 7:36 PM
Google Pledges $300 Million to Clean Up False News
After enduring criticism for allowing the rapid spread of conspiracy theories, the tech giant opened up its checkbook to support reliable journalism over the next three years.

POSTED MARCH 21, 2018 12:30 AM
Square Feet: Equitable Building, Spur for Modern Zoning, Will Get a $50 Million Face-Lift
Silverstein Properties is embarking on a project to restore grandeur to the ground-floor corridor and re-establish it as a public thoroughfare.

POSTED MARCH 20, 2018 2:17 PM
Peter G. Peterson, a Power From Wall St. to Washington, Dies at 91
Captain of business, financier, philanthropist and public-policy watchdog, Mr. Peterson rose from humble Nebraska roots to be a force in American life.

POSTED MARCH 20, 2018 9:35 PM
United Airlines Suspends Cargo Program for Animals After Spate of Missteps
The carrier, which transports many more pets than its American counterparts, said it was reviewing its program after sending two dogs to the wrong destinations.

POSTED MARCH 20, 2018 9:48 PM
BMW Offices Raided by Authorities in Emissions-Cheating Investigation
Munich prosecutors targeted BMW’s headquarters in search of evidence of possible emissions cheating, further tarnishing the reputation of German carmakers.

POSTED MARCH 20, 2018 7:21 PM
World Economic Leaders Warn of Trade War as Mnuchin Defends Policies
As global finance ministers gather in Argentina, the United States’ protectionist position on trade has consumed the discussions.

POSTED MARCH 21, 2018 12:35 AM

News – Insurance Journal

Woodruff-Sawyer Names DeVilbiss of Travelers P/C Leader in California
Woodruff-Sawyer & Co. has named Joel DeVilbiss the San Francisco, Calif. property/casualty practice leader. DeVilbiss is charged with driving the direction and development of Woodruff-Sawyer’s P/C practice in Northern California and has oversight of client service activities. He began his …

POSTED MARCH 20, 2018 8:14 PM
Startup Agency Gabi CEO: ‘We Don’t Want to Eliminate Agents’
Editor’s Note: On Feb. 21, Insurance Journal reported on online personal lines insurance startup Gabi’s latest fundraising. (Personal Insurance Site Gabi Raises $9.5 Million; Now Selling in 6 States). In its description of Gabi’s business model, Insurance Journal wrote that …

POSTED MARCH 20, 2018 6:00 PM
Tennessee Fines Chemical Plant $25K Over Hydrogen Explosion
Tennessee regulators have fined a chemical plant $25,000 for an explosion that shut down an interstate and put several schools on lockdown. WRCB-TV reported that the Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited Wacker Chemie for seven violations stemming from …

POSTED MARCH 20, 2018 4:59 PM
Amarillo Hospital-Area Fire Causes Smoke Damage but no Buildings Burned
A wildfire that burned around 500 acres inside the city limits of Amarillo, Texas, has been contained but not before threatening the city’s regional medical center. The fire was one of several that have plagued the Texas panhandle in the …

POSTED MARCH 20, 2018 4:38 PM
Service Insurance Holdings Acquires Oklahoma’s American Healthcare Indemnity
Service Insurance Holdings Inc. (SIHI), parent of Texas-based workers’ compensation insurer, Service Lloyds Insurance Co., has acquired American Healthcare Indemnity Co. (AHIC), an Oklahoma-based insurer. The new entity will be rebranded as Service American Indemnity Co. The acquisition is a …

POSTED MARCH 20, 2018 4:12 PM
Startup California Construction Company Working on Robotic Vehicles
As a teenager working for his dad’s construction business, Noah Ready-Campbell dreamed that robots could take over the dirty, tedious parts of his job, such as digging and leveling soil for building projects. Now the former Google engineer is turning …

POSTED MARCH 20, 2018 3:15 PM
California Utilities Commissioner Wants to Regulate Uber Like Tour Buses, Limos
Uber Technologies Inc. should be classified as the same type of transportation as limousines and tour buses, a California regulator said on Monday in a proposal that could change how the ride-hailing company is regulated in its home state. A …

POSTED MARCH 20, 2018 3:05 PM
Arizona Became Autonomous Hotbed Prior to Uber’s Deadly Crash
The technology behind autonomous vehicles has originated from coders in Silicon Valley, engineers in Detroit and academic researchers in Pittsburgh. Much of it eventually lands on the streets of Arizona, a state that’s done more than any other to welcome …

POSTED MARCH 20, 2018 2:59 PM
How Bad Was P/C Insurers’ Underwriting Loss in 2017?
The U.S. property/casualty industry recorded a net underwriting loss of $23.5 billion for year-end 2017, according to preliminary results from A.M. Best. That was $18 billion bigger than the underwriting loss in 2016. The 2017 underwriting loss was mainly due …

POSTED MARCH 20, 2018 1:49 PM
Former Federal Insurance Chief McRaith Joins Blacsktone’s Insurer Investment Team
Michael McRaith, former director of the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Federal Insurance Office (FIO), has been named managing director for Blackstone Insurance Solutions (BIS), a newly formed business offering Blackstone’s investment management services to insurers. McRaith’s appointment follows Blackstone’s …

POSTED MARCH 20, 2018 1:21 PM

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