Former Alabama Police Chief Charged with Insurance Fraud for House Fire

A former Alabama police chief is one of two men charged with insurance fraud for an October house fire. Sixty-two-year-old Thomas Fuller and 47-year-old Glenn Fuller were arrested Saturday and taken to DeKalb County Jail, reported AL.com. Authorities said the … Continue reading


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Willis Ratings ‘Not Affected’ by Gras Savoye Proposed Acquisition: S&P

Standard Poor’s Ratings Services said that its ratings on Willis Group Holdings plc (BBB-/Positive/–) “are not affected by the company’s proposed acquisition of the remaining 70 percent that it does not already own of French-based insurance broker Gras Savoye for … Continue reading


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How the Age of Autonomous Vehicles Will Evolve

Vehicles with varying levels of self-driving capability will start to become available to consumers as early as this summer and it could then take 20 years for them to be the norm, according to a new report. The pace will … Continue reading


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California’s Armitage Given Big “I” Highest Honor

The Independent Insurance Agents Brokers has given Jim Armitage the Woodworth Memorial Award, the highest honor IIABA bestows on one of its members, during the annual Big “I” legislative conference. Armitage is vice president of Arroyo Insurance in Arcadia, Calif. … Continue reading


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Top Activist Lawyer Lands on a New Team

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McKenna Long Tax Chief Departs, Plus More Lateral Moves

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Sturgeon: Miliband ‘will change tune’

Nicola Sturgeon has predicted Labour leader Ed Miliband “will have to change his tune” after the election about not doing a deal with the SNP. Ms Sturgeon said it was fine for Labour to behave as if they could win … Continue reading


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Miliband plans ‘to curb rip-off rent’

Rent increases would be capped at inflation and tenants given standard three-year contracts under Labour plans to stop tenants being “ripped off”. Leader Ed Miliband said his party would also give tenants the right to know what rent their predecessors … Continue reading


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Magic of London helped

Three-time winner Paula Radcliffe said the “magic of the London Marathon” helped her finish as she ran the race for the last time competitively. Briton Radcliffe, 41, ran the 26.2-mile course in two hours 36 minutes 55 seconds, less than … Continue reading


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No ‘lack of drive’ in campaign

Having a strong economy “matters more than anything”, David Cameron told supporters as he said there was “no lack of drive” in the Conservative campaign. “If you want political theatre – go to Hollywood,” the prime minister said. Mr Cameron … Continue reading


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Pop Milano sits pretty as Italy cooperative banks brace for M&A

By Valentina Za and Andrea Mandala MILAN (Reuters) – At least five investment banks are vying to win a mandate from Banca Popolare di Milano (BPM) (PMII.MI) and find it a partner as Italian cooperative lenders gear up for a … Continue reading


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Nokia denies return to phone manufacturing

HELSINKI (Reuters) – Finland’s Nokia denied reports in Chinese media that it planned to return to manufacturing phones. “Nokia notes recent news reports claiming the company communicated an intention to manufacture consumer handsets out of a RD facility in China. … Continue reading


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