Senator: FEMA Will Re-examine More Cases, Reform NFIP Claims Process

A top Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) official has committed to taking aggressive steps to make sure victims of Superstorm Sandy get “every penny to which they’re entitled” from their national flood insurance claims, said U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ). … Continue reading


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Section of Roof at Vacant Boston Expo Center Collapses

Authorities say no one was injured when a portion of the roof of Boston’s vacant Bayside Expo Center collapsed. The Boston Fire Department responded to the building at about 7:30 a.m. Wednesday. The roof section that collapsed was about 100 … Continue reading


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Failure to Remove Snow From Sidewalks Results in Fines

New York City has issued more than 10,000 tickets this winter to property owners for failing to clear snow and ice from sidewalks. Under city law, businesses, homeowners and other property owners have four hours from the time the snow … Continue reading


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Hedge Fund, Sandell Asset Management, Forms Bermuda Reinsurer

Sandell Asset Management Corp., the activist hedge-fund firm run by Tom Sandell, started a Bermuda-based reinsurer to support its investing strategy. Sandell Re will rely on the hedge fund to oversee the reinsurer’s assets, the New York-based firm said Thursday … Continue reading


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Average US rate on 30-year mortgage drops to 3.75 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) — Average long-term mortgage rates have fallen for the first time in four weeks and remain near historic lows reached in May 2013. Mortgage giant Freddie Mac said Thursday that the national average for a 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage … Continue reading


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The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: DLA Posts Record Profits Despite Flat Revenue

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McKenna Long, Dentons Looking to Merge Again

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Mortgage Rates Flat for 2nd Day; Jobs Report Looms Large

Mortgage rates held almost perfectly flat for the 2nd day in a row, despite market volatility caused by overseas events.  The European Central Bank (ECB) announced details of it’s quantitative easing program today, and ECB President Draghi held a much-anticipated … Continue reading


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MPs face curb on expenses payments

5 March 2015 Last updated at 17:53 MPs will be banned from claiming expenses for dinners, TV licences and pre-23:00 taxis after May’s election, the expenses watchdog has said. The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (Ipsa) proposed the curbs in 2013 … Continue reading


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‘Boko Haram’ kill dozens in Nigeria

5 March 2015 Last updated at 19:49 Nigerian forces have been struggling to contain the Boko Haram insurgency Suspected Boko Haram militants have killed at least 64 people in a village in Borno state, north-east Nigeria, witnesses have said. The … Continue reading


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Teacher jailed for Syria ‘jihad’ plan

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Cameron hits back after coward claims

5 March 2015 Last updated at 18:06 The broadcasters proposed two live election debates featuring seven UK political parties David Cameron has denied claims he is scared of TV election debates, saying he wanted to “get on” with his proposal … Continue reading


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