March 18, 2019
Mon, 18 Mar 2019 13:20:33 +0000
A Maine marketing firm has settled a lawsuit with a former employee who claimed she was drugged at a company party and fired after requesting accommodations to recover. The Portland Press Herald reports an attorney for Trueline Publishing told the …
Mon, 18 Mar 2019 13:14:13 +0000
The Vermont attorney general’s office says more than two dozen of the country’s biggest gasoline refiners, including ExxonMobil and Shell Oil Company, are paying a $3.8 million settlement over the use of the gasoline additive that the state alleged cau...
Mon, 18 Mar 2019 13:06:16 +0000
One of humanity’s most private and pervasive hygiene habits is changing. And Sal Scapelito’s job is a sign that the trend may not be sustainable. Every two minutes, the 31-year-old sewage treatment worker cleans off a five-foot-wide device designed to …
Mon, 18 Mar 2019 13:06:02 +0000
Aon’s New Ventures Group (NVG), which was formed in October 2018 to accelerate Aon’s investment in innovative new solutions, is focusing its first efforts on intellectual property in order to help clients manage their intangible assets. NVG is formally...
Mon, 18 Mar 2019 12:24:07 +0000
When cyber thieves attacked Empire Industries’ computer network, technology manager Rich Shemanskis could see files in the process of being infected by malicious software. “We were looking at the network, and I noticed it, and another guy noticed it. W...
Mon, 18 Mar 2019 11:57:43 +0000
A tropical cyclone killed at least 166 people in Mozambique and Zimbabwe, destroying roads and bridges and curbing electricity exports to neighboring South Africa. The death toll has risen sharply since Tropical Cyclone Idai made landfall almost direct...
Mon, 18 Mar 2019 11:03:01 +0000
Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) has launched Professional First Asset Management Liability Insurance, which provides broad professional liability, directors & officers liability, and crime coverage tailored for investment managers and fun...
Mon, 18 Mar 2019 10:32:04 +0000
CBS Corp. directors agreed to settle for $1.25 million investors’ claims that network owner Sumner Redstone received millions of dollars in improper compensation after he became incapacitated in 2014. The money — coming from insurance covering CBS’s of...
Mon, 18 Mar 2019 10:02:36 +0000
The crash of an Ethiopian Airlines plane that killed 157 people had “clear similarities” with October’s Lion Air crash, Ethiopia said on Sunday, shown by initial analysis of the black boxes recovered from the wreckage of the March 10 disaster. …
Mon, 18 Mar 2019 09:33:02 +0000
Allianz SE is exploring the possibility of a combination of its asset management arm with Deutsche Bank AG’s DWS Group to create a national champion in active money management, according to people familiar with the matter. The Munich-based insurer is …
Mon, 18 Mar 2019 09:17:36 +0000
Berkshire Hathaway Inc on Friday said its newest vice chairmen, Greg Abel and Ajit Jain, were each awarded about $18 million last year, in the first detailed look at the pay of the men considered the leading candidates to succeed …
Mon, 18 Mar 2019 05:00:50 +0000
There’s a lot of loose talk about convergence between people and robots. As some see it, the rise of artificial intelligence will make humans obsolete — or at least force people to think more like machines. Whether this prophecy should …
Mon, 18 Mar 2019 04:56:48 +0000
TriSure Corporation has been acquired by Alera Group, a national insurance firm, effective March 1, 2019. Terms of the transaction were not announced. With over 1,500 employees in more than 70 locations across the nation, Alera Group offers employee be...
Mon, 18 Mar 2019 04:45:19 +0000
Former coal baron Don Blankenship is suing several news outlets and media personalities, claiming he was defamed during his failed bid for a U.S. senate seat in West Virginia. Blankenship’s suit was filed Thursday in Mingo County, West Virginia. It …
Mon, 18 Mar 2019 04:20:42 +0000
The Alabama Forestry Commission estimates timber losses caused by deadly tornadoes on March 3 at nearly $5.9 million. That’s almost $1,000 per acre of timberland damaged by two or three tornadoes in Macon, Lee and Barbour counties. A report posted …
Mon, 18 Mar 2019 04:13:58 +0000
A natural gas pipeline construction management company has been ordered to pay $3.7 million in back wages and damages to safety inspectors for failing to pay overtime wages. The U.S. Labor Department says in a news release Team Environmental LLC …
Mon, 18 Mar 2019 04:04:22 +0000
The National Weather Service has confirmed at least six tornados hit Alabama on Thursday. The National Weather Service in Birmingham on Saturday posted ongoing damage survey reports. The number of confirmed tornados could increase as survey crews finis...
Fri, 15 Mar 2019 16:59:26 +0000
Neptune Flood, an all-digital online flood insurance company, has expanded its coverage to residents of Missouri, Colorado, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, West Virginia, and Indiana – bringing the total number of states with access to its flood protect...
Fri, 15 Mar 2019 16:55:14 +0000
The Florida Legislature met Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis’ deadline to hand him a bill to repeal the state’s ban on smokable medical marijuana when the House passed the legislation Wednesday. While lawmakers aren’t necessarily in favor of allowing medic...
Fri, 15 Mar 2019 16:41:03 +0000
Federal Emergency Management Agency officials are scheduled to conduct preliminary damage assessments in 54 Tennessee counties affected by flooding caused by a deluge in February. The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency says four weather-related deat...
Fri, 15 Mar 2019 16:36:53 +0000
Texas independent insurance agents might want to warn their homeowner insurance customers that premium hikes and/or increases in deductibles could be on the horizon this year. Homeowners insurers have been filing for rate increases in the state over th...
Fri, 15 Mar 2019 16:28:17 +0000
The Oklahoma Supreme Court has rejected a request by drugmakers to immediately postpone the start of what is expected to be the first state trial in lawsuits accusing the companies of fueling an opioid epidemic. The court instead set a …
Fri, 15 Mar 2019 16:19:35 +0000
North Dakota’s Roman Catholic dioceses are mulling whether and when to release information about priests accused of sexual abuse, even as critics say they are moving too slowly following explosive revelations in Pennsylvania last year. The Bismarck Dio...
Fri, 15 Mar 2019 16:16:25 +0000
The Ohio hospital system where an intensive-care doctor is accused of ordering painkiller overdoses for dozens of patients has put more employees on leave and changed key leaders at the hospital where nearly all those deaths occurred. Mount Carmel Heal...
Fri, 15 Mar 2019 16:15:35 +0000
UPS workers at a distribution hub in Ohio have sued the company, alleging discriminatory hiring decisions and a series of racist acts, including a noose and Confederate flags in the workplace. White employees in 2016 directed racist language at black …
Fri, 15 Mar 2019 15:11:59 +0000
Johnson & Johnson must pay $29 million to a woman who claimed its baby powder gave her terminal cancer, a California jury ruled Wednesday. A Superior Court jury in Oakland found the world’s largest health care company mainly liable for …
Fri, 15 Mar 2019 15:08:26 +0000
The University of Southern California, Yale University, the University of California Los Angeles and other colleges were sued by two Stanford University students seeking class status over the admissions-bribery scandal that broke Tuesday with charges a...
Fri, 15 Mar 2019 14:57:05 +0000
Topa Insurance Co. in Calabasas, Calif., has named Geoffrey Griffard director of financial planning and analysis. He has more than 10 years of experience in financial planning, including serving as a manager of financial planning and analysis at Mercur...
Fri, 15 Mar 2019 14:48:17 +0000
Hanson Insurance Group of Corvallis has acquired KMI Insurance LLC of McMinnville, Ore. KMI will be merging into the Hanson Insurance Group name. Kelly McDonald of KMI Insurance will continue to serve as an advisor to his clients. KMI Insurance …
Fri, 15 Mar 2019 14:26:06 +0000
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is suing Volkswagen (VW) and its former chief executive Martin Winterkorn over the German automaker’s diesel emissions scandal, alleging a “massive fraud” on U.S. investors. VW was caught using illegal ...