Hub International Acquires The HDH Group in Pittsburgh

Insurance brokerage Hub International Limited announced today its acquisition of Pittsburgh-based The HDH Group (HDH). Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. HDH will establish a new regional operation for Hub that will serve as a platform for future expansion … Continue reading


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Missouri Pair Sentenced to Prison for Arson, Insurance Fraud

Two men have been sentenced to federal prison for arson and insurance conspiracy after authorities say they conspired to burn houses they bought and insured in Kansas City, Mo. A news release from U.S. Attorney Tammy Dickinson says 28-year-old Joshua … Continue reading


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N.H. Law Banning Drivers’ Use of Hand-Held Devices Goes Into Effect

New Hampshire is now the 15th state to bar drivers from using hand-held cellphones while driving. The new “hands-free” law, in effect as of Wednesday, July 1, applies to all hand-held devices, including GPS units, tablets and laptops. Violators face … Continue reading


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No Proof of Insurance Threatens South Dakota 4-H Rodeo

A rodeo for 4-H members scheduled for this weekend in northeastern South Dakota is in jeopardy because organizers have not submitted proof of insurance to local officials. The Aberdeen American News reports Brown County commissioners threated to deny a lease … Continue reading


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Paul Hastings Poaches Foursome, Plus More Lateral Moves

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Herbert Smith Freehills Grows Profits, Shrinks Debt Amid Flat Revenues

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Colombia has first legal euthanasia

Euthanasia is strongly opposed by Colombia’s Roman Catholic Church … Continue Reading »


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Brazil unveils Rio Olympics torch

Each torch is made of recycled aluminium and resin and weighs between 1kg and 1.5kg … Continue Reading »


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CBI says UK economic growth slows

Surveys for business lobby group the CBI suggest that manufacturing, retail and services growth slowed in the second quarter of the year. This was largely due to a fast pace of growth in business and professional services in the first … Continue reading


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Exam focus ‘harms’ pupils’ health

Education should be a joyful experience, says the NUT … Continue Reading »


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Investors tell court they were shortchanged $1 billion in Dole deal

WILMINGTON, Del Former shareholders of Dole Food Co pressed a Delaware judge on Thursday to award them a judgment of more than $1 billion for what they claim was a lowball buyout of the company in 2013 by its chief … Continue reading


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Fiat Chrysler CEO says no news on approach to GM but consolidation good

TURIN Consolidation continues to be necessary in the auto industry but there is nothing new to report on Fiat Chrysler’s (FCHA.MI) (FCAU.N) desire for a tie-up with General Motors (GM.N), FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne said on Friday. “The (need for) … Continue reading


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