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Virginia Looks for Ways to Reduce Animal-Vehicle Accidents

A Virginia study aimed at reducing collisions between vehicles and animals is targeting a section of Interstate 64 near Waynesboro. Lead researcher Bridget Donaldson tells the Richmond Times-Dispatch that 30 percent of the accidents on the 18 mile-section are collisions … Continue reading

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EPIC Launches Education Protector for Student Athletes

Silicon Valley-based EPIC Insurance Brokers has launched a new policy designed to protect high school athletes who have received a verbal offer for an athletic scholarship or grant from an NCAA Division I or Division II sports program. Education Protector … Continue reading

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Murphy Joins Leavitt Great West in Montana

Leavitt Great West Insurance Services has named Kristina Murphy as a commercial account manager in the Choteau, Mont. office. Her experience in the industry started with personal insurance, and she has worked in offices in Choteau, Cut Bank, Conrad and … Continue reading

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Indiana Supreme Court Affirms Importance of Reading Policy

Failure to procure insurance claims of agent malpractice typically involve agent conduct where the agent makes a promise of future activity and not representations about existing provisions related to actual coverages or limits in the issued policy. In the former … Continue reading

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How Long Will Low, Flat Mortgage Rates Last?

So many questions have been raised by the surprising state of affairs in the world of mortgage rates this year.  Why did rates move in the opposite direction from broad-based expectations to start the year?  Why have rates continued to … Continue reading

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S&P 500 closes above 2,000, could it hit 2,160 by year end?

Get your party hats out bulls. The SP 500 (^GSPC) has closed above 2,000 for the first time ever. This hated rally made it all the way to the next “big round number” when just a little more than five … Continue reading

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Could Elon Musk be the next Jobs or Edison?

More than 125 years ago, Thomas Edison changed the way the world consumed information by introducing the phonograph, motion picture camera, and, of course, the incandescent light bulb. More recently, Steve Jobs gave the world the iPod, iPhone and iPad, … Continue reading

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Boycott talk taints Burger King deal

Small, medium or large? The amount of outrage over Burger King’s deal to buy a Canadian donut chain could possibly determine whether the deal goes through — and helps Burger King dodge millions of dollars in U.S. taxes. Burger King’s … Continue reading

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GM ignition-switch fund receives claims for more than 100 deaths

By Jessica Dye NEW YORK (Reuters) – A program to compensate victims of crashes linked to a faulty ignition switch in General Motors vehicles has received claims for 107 deaths as of Tuesday, according to a spokeswoman for the lawyer … Continue reading

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U.S. Retailers Warned About Hacking Software

More than 1,000 U.S. retailers could be infected with malicious software lurking in their cash register computers, allowing hackers to steal customer financial data, the Homeland Security Department said Friday. The government urged businesses of all sizes to scan their … Continue reading

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