Jersey Shore Still Recovering as 3rd Post-Sandy Summer Nears

In the months after Superstorm Sandy devastated the Jersey shore, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie warned residents the damage would not be quickly undone. Things would only look moderately better in the first summer after the storm, he said, and … Continue reading


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Southwest Risk Names Flake Vice President in Texas

Southwest Risk, LP has named Jennifer Flake vice president and broker of transportation. Flake will work out of Southwest Risk’s new Fort Worth, Texas office. Flake began her insurance career in 1997 starting with a direct market followed by moves … Continue reading


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Hurricane Protection System for New Orleans Tested by Army Corps

With hurricane season approaching, the Army Corps of Engineers is running through its plans to better protect New Orleans from flooding and testing pumps and floodgates built around this low-lying metropolis since Hurricane Katrina struck 10 years ago. Corps officials … Continue reading


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Homeowners in a South Dakota County Won’t See Flood Insurance Surcharge

More than 400 homeowners whose property lies along the Missouri River in southeast South Dakota are no longer facing a potential surcharge on their flood insurance. The Federal Emergency Management Agency had threated to charge $50 to those homeowners in … Continue reading


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PM announces freeze in ministers’ pay

David Cameron chaired the first of his new cabinet meetings earlier this month … Continue Reading »


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Prescott backs Burnham for leader

Former Deputy Prime Minister Lord Prescott has said he is backing Andy Burnham to be the next leader of the Labour Party. Writing in the Sunday Mirror Lord Prescott said Mr Burnham had “one thing all leaders crave – the … Continue reading


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Cameron urged to make case for EU

David Cameron is being urged to make a positive case for Europe if he wants to successfully renegotiate the UK’s terms of membership with fellow EU leaders. Pascal Lamy, one of Europe’s most senior politicians, told the BBC other leaders … Continue reading


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Murder probe after three found dead

Vicarage Road has been closed to all but residents since the bodies were found on Saturday … Continue Reading »


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Nokia CEO says in no hurry to sell mapping unit HERE: magazine

HELSINKI Nokia (NOK1V.HE) is in no hurry to sell its mapping unit HERE despite receiving high quality bids, the Finnish company’s chief executive said in a trade magazine interview. Telecoms network equipment maker Nokia began a strategic review of its … Continue reading


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Daimler and Qualcomm to develop in-car tech, wireless charging

FRANKFURT Carmaker Daimler on Saturday announced a partnership with mobile technologies company Qualcomm Inc. to explore wireless recharging of mobile phones in cars as well as recharging of electric cars without cables. The move forms part of a broader push … Continue reading


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Fiat Chrysler CEO approached GM about a merger, was rebuffed: NYT

As part of his quest for a mega merger, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Chief Executive Sergio Marchionne sent an email to General Motors Co Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra in March suggesting combining the automakers but was rebuffed, the New York … Continue reading


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Renault in Turkey offers concessions to striking workers

(This May 23 story has been corrected in paragraph 3 to clarify that the company will announce results of financial improvement studies, not pay adjustments, before Ramadan) ANKARA (Reuters) – The Turkish arm of French carmaker Renault (RENA.PA) on Saturday … Continue reading


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