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Former Alabama Police Chief Charged with Insurance Fraud for House Fire

A former Alabama police chief is one of two men charged with insurance fraud for an October house fire. Sixty-two-year-old Thomas Fuller and 47-year-old Glenn Fuller were arrested Saturday and taken to DeKalb County Jail, reported AL.com. Authorities said the … Continue reading

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Willis Ratings ‘Not Affected’ by Gras Savoye Proposed Acquisition: S&P

Standard Poor’s Ratings Services said that its ratings on Willis Group Holdings plc (BBB-/Positive/–) “are not affected by the company’s proposed acquisition of the remaining 70 percent that it does not already own of French-based insurance broker Gras Savoye for … Continue reading

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How the Age of Autonomous Vehicles Will Evolve

Vehicles with varying levels of self-driving capability will start to become available to consumers as early as this summer and it could then take 20 years for them to be the norm, according to a new report. The pace will … Continue reading

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California’s Armitage Given Big “I” Highest Honor

The Independent Insurance Agents Brokers has given Jim Armitage the Woodworth Memorial Award, the highest honor IIABA bestows on one of its members, during the annual Big “I” legislative conference. Armitage is vice president of Arroyo Insurance in Arcadia, Calif. … Continue reading

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Pop Milano sits pretty as Italy cooperative banks brace for M&A

By Valentina Za and Andrea Mandala MILAN (Reuters) – At least five investment banks are vying to win a mandate from Banca Popolare di Milano (BPM) (PMII.MI) and find it a partner as Italian cooperative lenders gear up for a … Continue reading

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Nokia denies return to phone manufacturing

HELSINKI (Reuters) – Finland’s Nokia denied reports in Chinese media that it planned to return to manufacturing phones. “Nokia notes recent news reports claiming the company communicated an intention to manufacture consumer handsets out of a RD facility in China. … Continue reading

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More central banks meet, but ability to pilot economies in doubt

By Ross Finley LONDON (Reuters) – Most central banks have been easing policy since the start of the year and are set to do more, but it still isn’t clear whether that new activism, which has pushed stock markets to … Continue reading

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North Carolina County Considers $500 Fine for Dog Bite

Cumberland County commissioners are considering an ordinance to fine the owners of dogs who bite someone and causes them to need medical attention. The Fayetteville Observer reported that the proposal to impose a $500 fine received preliminary approval Monday night. … Continue reading

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Scientists: Western Migration Has Put 143M Americans in Quake-Prone Areas

More than 143 million people in the mainland states now live on shaky ground, earthquake scientists say. That’s because more people have moved into the quake-prone West Coast and some quake zones were recently expanded, according to researchers from the … Continue reading

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Suit Says Southwest Failed in Medical Emergency Over California

A woman filed a wrongful-death lawsuit this week against Southwest Airlines, claiming crew members mistook her husband’s medical emergency for unruly behavior aboard a California flight and didn’t assist him. Richard Ilczyszyn, 46, was found unconscious after the flight from Oakland … Continue reading

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