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Personal Insurance Federation of Florida Releases TNC Legislation Guidelines

Transportation network companies such as Uber and Lyft represent a promising technology that can serve consumers well in the future, but Florida legislators should clarify the insurance requirements for these services in state law in order to adequately protect both … Continue reading

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N.H. Court: Worker Who Fell Asleep While Driving Due Benefits for Crash Injuries

The New Hampshire Supreme Court ruled last week that a worker who fell asleep while driving a company truck and hit a utility pole in the course of his employment is entitled to workers’ compensation benefits for the severe injuries … Continue reading

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Mass. AG Asks DOI to Reject Proposed Fee Increase for MAIP Policies

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey’s office sent a letter to the state’s Division of Insurance (DOI) this week, urging regulators to reject the proposed fee hike in the Massachusetts Automobile Insurance Plan (MAIP), the state’s private passenger auto insurance market … Continue reading

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Mortgage Rates Hold Ground As Markets Take a Breather

Mortgage rates had one of their least exciting days of the week today, moving just modestly lower from yesterday’s latest levels.  The trading range in underlying markets was exceptionally narrow, especially when compared to the week’s previous activity.  The final … Continue reading

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U.S. economic growth slows in fourth quarter; corporate profits fall

By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. economic growth cooled in the fourth quarter as previously reported and after-tax corporate profits took a hit from a strong dollar, which could undermine future business spending. Gross domestic product expanded at a … Continue reading

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Oil dives 5 percent as worries about Iran talks trump Yemen

By Barani Krishnan NEW YORK (Reuters) – Oil tumbled 5 percent on Friday, erasing the previous session’s gains, as Yemen’s conflict looked less likely to disrupt Middle East crude shipments and investors turned their focus to talks for a potential … Continue reading

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As 3G digests Kraft deal, rivals will focus on organic firms

By David Randall NEW YORK (Reuters) – The macaroni and ketchup merger of Kraft Foods Group (KRFT.O) and H.J. Heinz Co may prove a boon to the far smaller natural and organic food companies that have seized market share as … Continue reading

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Fed’s Yellen sees gradual rate hikes starting this year

By Ann Saphir and Michael Flaherty SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen signaled that the U.S. central bank will likely start raising borrowing costs later this year, even before inflation and wages have returned to health, but … Continue reading

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Bankruptcy Judge May Lift Shield for GM Over Ignition Switch Claims

A bankruptcy judge told General Motors Co. six years ago it didn’t have to worry about lawsuits over cars made before its $49.5 billion government bailout. Last month, the same judge said he wasn’t so sure anymore. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge … Continue reading

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Catlin Joins London Natural History Museum’s Major Coral Reef Exhibition

Catlin Group Limited announced that it has joined forces with the Natural History Museum in London to present a major exhibition, which opens today, exploring the importance and beauty of the world’s coral reefs. “The exhibition, ‘Coral Reefs: Secret Cities … Continue reading

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