Judge Approves NCAA’s $60 Million Video Game Settlement

The National Collegiate Athletic Association and Electronic Arts Inc. won a judge’s preliminary approval of $60 million in settlements of athletes’ claims that their images were used in video games without permission. The decision may mean that the judge will … Continue reading


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Chubb Q2 Profit Declines 14%

Chubb Corp. reported that net income in the second quarter of 2014 fell to $499 million from $579 million in the second quarter of 2013 due to losses from severe weather and residential and commercial property fires. Operating income was … Continue reading


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North Carolina House, Senate At Odds Over Insurance Mandate in Moped Bill

The North Carolina House last week rejected a bill requiring insurance for moped drivers. The House voted 51-54 against concurring on a Senate version of a bill that would have required insurance and registration with the state. The insurance requirement … Continue reading


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With Premium Refunds in Process, Washington Criticism of Flood Insurance Program Ebbs

Insurance agent, insurance carrier and real estate lobbyists praised federal regulators in charge of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) last week on Capitol Hill, agreeing that the process of issuing flood insurance premium refunds and restoring premium subsidies is … Continue reading


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Yukos’ $50 Billion Arbitration Victory Against Russia

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Yukos Majority Shareholders Hit a $50 Billion Gusher

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Shearman’s Winning Yukos Strategy

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Domestic abuse law planned

28 July 2014 Last updated at 10:33 Yvette Cooper will say the government “just doesn’t take violence against women seriously” New laws on domestic violence would be introduced by a Labour government to prevent abusive partners avoiding prosecution, the shadow … Continue reading


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Lightning kills man on US beach

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Passport workers go on strike

28 July 2014 Last updated at 09:05 Thousands of passport workers have gone on strike in a dispute over staff numbers and pay. The Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS) said the action was a “bid to end staffing shortages … Continue reading


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Bidding starts for fracking licences

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Pfizer’s need for deal looms larger with earnings report

By Ransdell Pierson NEW YORK (Reuters) – Pfizer Inc’s vulnerability to cheaper generics and its weak roster of experimental medicines will be on display Tuesday when the company reports quarterly earnings, reviving interest in its pursuit of AstraZeneca Plc or … Continue reading


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