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North Carolina Construction Company Fined $20K Over Worker Death

Dec 19, 2018 A construction company whose employee died after falling out of an elevator has been cited for safety violations. WBTV-TV reports that the North Carolina...

U.S. Safety Agency Streamlines Autonomous Vehicle Approvals

Dec 19, 2018 The U.S. auto safety regulator said on Tuesday it is speeding up the process for reviewing whether automakers can deploy self-driving vehicles without devices such...

Williams-Sonoma Lawsuit Claims Amazon Infringes Furniture Patent, Trademark

Dec 19, 2018 Williams-Sonoma Inc. sued Amazon.com Inc. in a case that challenges the online retailer’s private label push that started with batteries, baby...

Larger Houses Replace Smaller When Rebuilding After Hurricanes

Dec 19, 2018 A study of hurricane-hit areas of the United States has revealed a trend of larger homes being built to replace smaller ones in the years following a storm. The...

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AIR Executive: Regulatory Expansion Drives Cyber Market

Dec 18, 2018 Scott Stransky, assistant vice president and director of emerging risk modeling, AIR Worldwide, said evolving cyberrisk models can’t predict the next breach...

New Jersey Agent Allegedly Ran $10 Million Health Insurance Scheme

Dec 18, 2018 A licensed insurance agent and financial adviser faces charges of conspiring to defraud three Blue Cross Blue Shield affiliates out of more than...

PwC Partner: To Support Women’s Financial Futures, Focus on Key Moments

Dec 18, 2018 Jane Portas, partner, PwC, said directing attention to key life points through human resources and market solutions will help improve women’...

Sompo Names Overseas CEO

Dec 18, 2018 Sompo Holdings Ltd. has appointed John Charman as chief executive officer of overseas insurance, a segment representing more than 27% of Sompo Holdings group adjusted profit. Nigel...

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Rain Set to Drench Northeast Over Christmas Holiday

Dec 18, 2018 The U.S. Northeast is more apt to get mud this Christmas than snow. A storm system approaching the region this weekend will dump rain on New York, Boston and Washington as...

South Dakota Researcher Developing Fire Risk Estimation Tool

Dec 18, 2018 South Dakota’s state fire meteorologist is part of a coalition using satellite technology to notify fire managers when fuels are abnormally dry. Darren Clabo, a...

Speed a Factor in Fatal Arizona Crash of Medical Helicopter

Dec 18, 2018 Three years after a medical helicopter crashed and killed the pilot and a nurse outside Phoenix, Ariz., a paramedic who became the lone survivor can still feel the cold and...

Report Says 2016 California Wildfire Fight too Costly

Dec 18, 2018 When a wildfire burned across Big Sur two years ago and threatened hundreds of homes scattered on the scenic hills, thousands of firefighters responded with overwhelming force,...