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NYC Blast Probe Highlights Problem of Stealing Gas

It was a run-of-the-mill complaint — a smell of gas — with a troubling explanation: Someone had improperly tapped into a Manhattan building’s gas line, and it was leaking. The issue was quickly resolved. But seven months later, authorities suspect … Continue reading

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Iowa’s Farmers Mutual Hail, John Deere Insurance Close Acquisition

Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company of Iowa (FMH) announced its acquisition of Illinois-based John Deere Insurance Company and John Deere Risk Protection Inc. is complete Headquartered in West Des Moines, Iowa, FMH has served America’s farmers since 1893 with a combination of … Continue reading

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Delaware Regulators Recovered $2.1M for Policyholders in 2014

The Delaware Department of Insurance (DOI) announced it recovered more than $2.1 million for policyholders in 2014, and helped business owners save nearly $9.3 million in workers’ compensation insurance costs. The DOI also collected over $94.6 million dollars through fees, … Continue reading

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Allianz Completes Sale of Fireman’s Fund Personal Lines to ACE

Allianz Global Corporate Specialty (AGCS) said it has completed the sale of the U.S. personal lines business of Fireman’s Fund Insurance Co. (FFIC) to ACE Ltd. The sale, which closed on schedule as previously announced, is valued at $365 million … Continue reading

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Mortgage Rates Inch Lower to End March; Volatility Ahead

Mortgage rates fell again today extending a 3 day winning streak after shooting abruptly higher in the middle of last week.  That damage hasn’t been completely undone yet, and we shouldn’t expect it to be, given that underlying trading levels … Continue reading

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GoDaddy valued at up to $5.48 billion

By Neha Dimri and Liana B. Baker (Reuters) – GoDaddy Inc’s shares rose as much as 34 percent in their debut on Wednesday, valuing the Web hosting and domain registration company at up to $5.48 billion, including debt. The company, … Continue reading

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Gross rips ‘hostile, artificially priced’ market

As Bill Gross sees it, investors face a tough time ahead trying to pick places to put money in a world where basically everything is mispriced. Central banks that have kept rates low have helped boost asset prices, but the … Continue reading

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Got a yellow power tie? Why Wall Street is fondly recalling 1986

Maybe it’s fitting that Hollywood is prepping a “Top Gun” sequel, because Wall Street is busy replaying plot points from the year that movie appeared. Even if not too many people now on Wall Street saw the Tom Cruise flyboy … Continue reading

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Guess who’s issuing slews of mortgages? Not your bank

More home buyers enter the market this spring, but big banks are continuing their retreat from mortgage lending. That is opening the door ever wider for independent, nonbank lenders. Both volume and profit at these lenders are up from a … Continue reading

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How to Find an Attorney You Can Trust

There are many reasons that one might want to retain a criminal defense attorney.  It is difficult to find an attorney that someone can fully trust.  So if you want to learn how to find a great attorney, then here … Continue reading

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