W.R. Berkley’s Q3 Net Income Rises 37% to $189M

W.R. Berkley Corp. posted $188.54 million net income for its 2014 third quarter, a 37.7 percent increase from $136.97 million net income reported a year ago. The Greenwich, Connecticut-based insurer’s net premiums written for the third quarter were $1.525 billion, … Continue reading


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Various Insurance Lines Could Potentially Be Affected by Ebola

As fears of an Ebola pandemic spread, many U.S. businesses are wondering if insurance will cover any complications that may arise. According to experts, the outbreak could potentially impact several insurance lines. According to Randy Nornes, executive vice president at … Continue reading


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12 Articles on Ebola Risk and Insurance

1. Ebola ‘Tipping Point’ Could Come By Late January, Reports RMS Until the number of new daily cases declines rather than increases, the severity of the outbreak will continue to multiply. RMS said it does not expect this outbreak of … Continue reading


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Monarch Names Neville Senior Underwriter in California

Monarch ES has named Deb Neville a senior commercial lines underwriter in its San Diego, Calif. branch office. Neville has extensive commercial lines experience and has been working in the excess and surplus lines industry for 35 years. Most recently Neville had … Continue reading


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Willkie Adds Another Ex-Kirkland Partner, Plus More Lateral Moves

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Former Am Law Associate Parasails to Paradise

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Mortgage Rates Mildly Lower; Volatile Week Ahead

Mortgage rates caught a break today and were able to ease just slightly lower heading into the weekend.  This is somewhat refreshing because yesterday’s bigger move higher was the kind of thing that historically results in further upward pressure.   The … Continue reading


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Body of UK-born student identified

24 October 2014 Last updated at 22:17 Hannah Graham was born in Reading, England, and moved to the US with her parents when she was five Authorities in Virginia have identified the remains of a British-born university student who disappeared … Continue reading


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Cost of driving licence to be cut

25 October 2014 Last updated at 00:01 The cost of getting a driving licence is being cut following a recent public consultation, the government says. The fee for drivers applying for a provisional driving licence online will fall from £50 … Continue reading


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PM: I won’t meet £1.7bn EU demand

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Scottish Labour leader standing down

25 October 2014 Last updated at 01:45 Johann Lamont has quit as leader of the Scottish Labour Party after accusing the UK party leadership of treating Scotland as a “branch office”. A Scottish party source said Ms Lamont had “had … Continue reading


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Are stocks prettier than junk? Bull market hinges on the answer

There is no magic formula for predicting the stock market, no lodestar signal that can tell you when it’s better to be in or out. But there are important relationships among interest rates, risk appetites and market performance that stay … Continue reading


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