Safety Laws Still Lacking a Year After Texas Plant Blast

It has been a year since a fire caused a huge explosion at a Texas fertilizer plant that killed 15 people, yet companies in the state can still store hazardous chemicals in flammable wooden containers in buildings without sprinklers and … Continue reading


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550 Cited in Minnesota for Texting While Driving

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety says law enforcement officers across Minnesota cited 550 people for texting while driving during a recent 10-day crackdown on distracted driving. The enhanced enforcement campaign by more than 400 departments this month also netted … Continue reading


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Ohio Woman Must Repay $32K in Workers’ Comp Benefits

An Ohio woman was ordered to repay more than $32,000 in connection with working while collecting workplace injury benefits. Laura Brown pleaded guilty April 9 in Franklin County Court of Common Pleas to workers’ compensation fraud, a fifth-degree felony. “Ms. … Continue reading


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AIG Expands Cyber Coverage to Include Physical Risks from Cyber Events

AIG has expanded its cyber insurance offering to include property damage and bodily injury exposures. This new cyber offering provides commercial customers a way to manage physical risks to their operations from cyber attacks and cyber security failures. AIG’s expanded … Continue reading


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Adding Up What Banks Could Owe in MBS Litigation

Since the details of JPMorgan’s settlement were revealed in December, Wall Street firms have been poring over publicly available data to estimate their clients’ potential exposure from soured residential mortgage–backed securities. The total price tag for the remaining 15 largest … Continue reading


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Amid IPO Wave, Firms Ride Rising Fee Tide

Monday kicked off a slow week for initial public offerings in the U.S., with only four new listings slated to hit the market. Nonetheless, this month will be the most active April for new filings in more than a decade, … Continue reading


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Cancer teen hits £1m charity target

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Lib Dems ‘won’t back minority rule’

23 April 2014 Last updated at 17:00 Article written by James Landale Deputy political editor More from James Follow James on Twitter


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Duchess of Cornwall’s brother hurt

23 April 2014 Last updated at 18:01 Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall are said to be “deeply concerned” about Mark Shand, seen here with his daughter Aysha and wife Clio in 2008 The Duchess of Cornwall’s brother, Mark … Continue reading


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Three children found dead in London

23 April 2014 Last updated at 18:10 The children’s father is understood locally to be called Gary Clarence A woman believed to be the mother of three children found dead at a south-west London home has been arrested on suspicion … Continue reading


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Amazon snares classic shows in deal with HBO

NEW YORK (AP) — Fans of classic HBO shows like “The Sopranos” and “The Wire” will soon have access to those series and more through Amazon Prime in the first online streaming deal signed by the cable network. Starting on … Continue reading


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Ackman, Allergan and insider trading

This week a very rich man made about a billion dollars trading on material, non-public information. The investor is Bill Ackman and what he knew was that Valeant Pharmaceuticals would be making an unsolicited bid for botox-maker Allergan. Ackman knew … Continue reading


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