Bill will help debtors on student loans

Due to automation, the computer, outsourcing, and, coming, robots, quality jobs for college graduates are very hard to get. Tuition costs have gone up far faster than inflation to the point where parents can’t help much. While still teenagers, students … Continue reading


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Student debt holds back many would-be home buyers

At 31, she has a master’s degree and earns more than $70,000 as a court reporter and freelance editor. She daydreams about trading the Glendale apartment she shares for a little condo, maybe in Echo Park or Highland Park. Just … Continue reading


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Industry Pushing Back in Texas Against Fertilizer Plant Safety Requirements

The state fire marshal wants 46 facilities that store ammonium nitrate in Texas to make safety improvements following the deadly West fertilizer plant explosion last year. State Fire Marshal Chris Connealy proposed new building requirements ahead of the anniversary of … Continue reading


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Vermont’s Updated Captive Law to Allow ‘Dormant’ Status for Inactive Captives

Vermont’s Gov. Peter Shumlin signed new legislation updating Vermont’s captive law, amending the reciprocal insurer section and creating a new “dormant” status for captives. Officials said the new dormant status establishes an efficient mechanism and an option for captives that … Continue reading


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ProHost, XL Group Partner on Restaurant Insurance Package

ProHost USA, a Minneapolis, Minn.-based national program administrator specializing in restaurant insurance for 25 years, announced it is partnering with XL Group to provide packaged insurance coverages for fine dining and family restaurants. The exposures faced by high-end restaurants include … Continue reading


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Farmers Insurance Expects $75M in Claims from Midwest Storms

A system of severe weather moving through multiple Midwest states in early April brought tornadoes, hail, severe winds and flooding in Illinois, Kansas, Missouri and Texas. Farmers Insurance estimates that its expected claims volume from these states will total approximately … Continue reading


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One Reason the Legal Industry’s Crisis Persists

Steven Harper Karen Hoyt The current debate over the future of legal education is a critical one. That’s why it’s so important that it be based on a common understanding of indisputable facts. Perhaps UC-Irvine dean Erwin Chemerinsky and professor … Continue reading


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The Churn: Patton Boggs Trio Find New Homes, Plus More Lateral Moves

Illustration by Paul Dilakian As Patton Boggs mulls a future that could see the slimmed-down firm combine with Squire Sanders or Dentons, three more of its partners have moved on. One of the three, NIGEL WILKINSON, gained income partner status … Continue reading


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Akin, Shearman Help Broker Algerian Telecom Peace

Fayez Nureldine/Getty A long-running dispute between Russian mobile phone operator VimpelCom and the Algerian government appears to be over following Friday’s announcement that the parties have reached an agreement. Under the terms of that agreement, VimpelCom—which is owned by Norwegian … Continue reading


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Charles Barkley calls the Pacers ‘wussies’ after Game 1 loss

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