Florida CFO Arrests 5 in Alleged Staged Accident Insurance Fraud

Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater announced the arrest of five individuals on grand theft and insurance fraud charges for their involvement in an alleged staged accident. Officials said the alleged scam resulted in fraudulent Personal Injury Protection (PIP) billings … Continue reading


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Risk and Insurance Experts Predict Thanksgiving NFL Winners, Losers

Ah, Thanksgiving. A time for family, good meals and joy – unless your team epically fails on national television, stirring your gut into an acidic cauldron of turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce and mounting indigestion. It can be a risk to … Continue reading


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Insurers’ Winter Storm Losses to Climb Due to Polar Vortex: I.I.I.

Insured losses from winter storms in the U.S. will climb well above $2.5 billion in 2014, double the annual average over the previous two decades. The Insurance Information Institute says the polar vortex will be responsible for much of the … Continue reading


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Judge Denies GM Bid to Merge California, New York Ignition Switch Suits

General Motors Co. lost a bid to merge a California county prosecutor’s lawsuit over faulty ignition switches with customer cases pending in New York that make similar accusations about the carmaker’s conduct and demand monetary compensation. U.S. District Judge Jesse … Continue reading


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Mental health deaths as beds cut

28 November 2014 Last updated at 08:02 By Michael Buchanan BBC News Seven mental health patients have killed themselves in England since 2012 after being told there were… Continue Reading »


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Energy firms hit with £39m penalty

28 November 2014 Last updated at 08:16 Two power generation companies are to pay penalties totalling £39m after failing to meet energy saving targets for low-income households. Ofgem has hit North Yorkshire-based Drax with a £28m penalty, the largest ever … Continue reading


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Lowest ever winter deaths recorded

28 November 2014 Last updated at 10:17 By James Gallagher Health editor, BBC News website Last winter was warmer and milder than previous years The lowest ever… Continue Reading »


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Police attend ‘Black Friday’ crowds

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GlaxoSmithKline fires executive who raised race complaint in South Africa: Bloomberg

(Reuters) – Britain’s biggest drugmaker, GlaxoSmithKline Plc, fired an executive from its South African unit for refusing to appear for a performance review, which was called a week after he complained of racial discrimination in the workplace, Bloomberg reported, citing … Continue reading


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Kinder Morgan loses bid to extend injunction against Canada protesters

VANCOUVER (Reuters) – Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP said on Thursday that it would clear its equipment and crews off a mountain in the Vancouver suburb of Burnaby by month-end, after it lost a bid to extend an injunction keeping … Continue reading


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OPEC inaction sends Brent to four-year low, hits stocks

By Alistair Smout LONDON (Reuters) – Brent crude fell to a fresh four-year low on Friday, sending oil-related shares and currencies lower, after OPEC decided to refrain from cutting output despite a supply glut. With markets in the United States … Continue reading


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Fukushima workers still in murky labor contracts: Tepco survey

TOKYO (Reuters) – The number of workers at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant on false contracts has increased in the last year, the station operator said, highlighting murky labor conditions at the site despite a pledge to improve the work environment. … Continue reading


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