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Oklahoma Woman Awarded $1M in Transgender Discrimination Lawsuit
A federal jury has awarded a transgender woman more than $1 million after finding Southeastern Oklahoma State University discriminated against her and wrongfully denied her tenure. The Oklahoman newspaper reports jurors sided with former English professor Rachel Tudor on Monday. …

POSTED NOVEMBER 22, 2017 5:29 PM
Best Agencies to Work For Midwest: R&R Insurance — Bronze
Investing in Growth and Community, Sharing Success From leadership style, to growth in a sluggish economy, to profit sharing, to career opportunities, to doing the right thing for customers, and more, employees of R&R Insurance Services in Waukesha, Wisconsin, say …

POSTED NOVEMBER 22, 2017 5:24 PM
Best Agencies to Work For South Central: Garrett Insurance Agency – Bronze
A Century Young and Still Going Strong A family-owned insurance agency doesn’t make it to 100 years and counting without doing a lot of things right, and the fact that Garrett Insurance Agency (GIA) in Kerrville, Texas, celebrates a century …

POSTED NOVEMBER 22, 2017 5:22 PM
Some Businesses in Dickinson, Texas, Still Recovering from Harvey
Some Dickinson business owners are getting back on their feet — or trying — after flooding from Hurricane Harvey swamped more than 80 shops, restaurants and offices. The Galveston County Daily News reports Keith Lilley, owner of two popular Dickinson …

POSTED NOVEMBER 22, 2017 5:18 PM
NTSB Cites Broken Rail in 2015 Derailment in South Dakota; BNSF Says Changes Made
The National Transportation Safety Board has determined a broken rail probably caused the derailment of a train carrying ethanol two years ago in South Dakota. The NTSB report says BNSF Railway’s decision to defer track maintenance and operate trains carrying …

POSTED NOVEMBER 22, 2017 5:14 PM
Wisconsin Corn Milling Plant Fined over $1.8M After Fatal Grain Dust Explosion
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has proposed $1,837,861 in fines against Didion Milling Inc. in Cambria, Wisconsin, following a May 31, 2017, explosion that killed five workers and injured 12 others, including a 21-year-old …

POSTED NOVEMBER 22, 2017 5:11 PM
Commercial Insurance Rate Decreases Slowing Globally: Marsh
Average global insurance rates decreased for the 18th consecutive quarter, although the rate of decline slowed in the third quarter (down 1.6 percent) as compared to the prior quarter (down 2.2 percent), according to broker Marsh’s Global Insurance Market Index …

POSTED NOVEMBER 22, 2017 4:10 PM
Insurance Journal Seeks Industry Charity Stories for 2017
Insurance Journal’s Charity Issue will highlight some of the many charitable tales in insurance. Share your firm’s story on how you support the community. Enter your photos and a brief description of the event here. Deadline for inclusion is December …

POSTED NOVEMBER 22, 2017 3:52 PM
California Policyholders Have 24 Months to Collect Wildfire Insurance Money
California’s insurance commissioner says homeowners who lost their homes in last month’s wildfires in Northern California have up to 24 months to collect insurance payments. Dave Jones said this week some out-of-state insurance adjusters brought in by companies to help …

POSTED NOVEMBER 22, 2017 3:48 PM
Another Settlement Reached in Berkeley Balcony Collapse Lawsuit
Another lawsuit settlement has been reached over a 2015 balcony collapse in Berkeley, Calif. that killed six college students and injured seven other people. A lawyer for victims and families of the dead announced this week that a partial settlement …

POSTED NOVEMBER 22, 2017 3:42 PM

Property Casualty 360

Mitigating against the No. 1 natural disaster in the U.S.
Be proactive in mitigating losses from winter flooding by understanding the risk and types of coverage to protect against it.

POSTED NOVEMBER 23, 2017 6:45 AM
Cyber insurance soaring as risks rise
Insurance and financial services buy the most cyber insurance — but as the cost goes up, will that dampen desires to ease risk?

POSTED NOVEMBER 23, 2017 6:00 AM
Prepare now for disasters & business recovery events
Given the active hurricane season this year, here are several areas of business recovery plans that business owners should re-evaluate and consider anew.

POSTED NOVEMBER 23, 2017 6:00 AM
Drive Safer Sunday set for November 26
The Sunday after Thanksgiving is traditionally the busiest travel day of the year and one that sees a dramatic rise in the amount of accidents on our roadways.

POSTED NOVEMBER 22, 2017 6:15 AM
The trouble with estimating additional living expenses (ALE)
ALE provides coverage for additional living expenses over and above the insured's normal living expenses.

POSTED NOVEMBER 22, 2017 6:15 AM
The underrated art of listening to your insurance clients
Experts suggest that advisors approach the client meeting as a conversation with no preconceptions about the problems or solutions.

POSTED NOVEMBER 22, 2017 6:00 AM
How an insurance agency can market online
Currently, the majority of insurance purchases are influenced by digital sources.

POSTED NOVEMBER 22, 2017 6:00 AM
Risk management suggestions for today's healthcare programs
If there is no one to spread the healthcare risk to, the mandate will fail.

POSTED NOVEMBER 22, 2017 5:30 AM
Uber concealed hack for more than a year that exposed 57 million people’s data
Uber said it was obligated to report the hack of driver’s license information and failed to do so.

POSTED NOVEMBER 21, 2017 7:12 PM
How video-enabled services are transforming the insurance industry
Over 70% of insurance professionals will deploy video-enabled services, according to new research from Vidyo and Efma.

POSTED NOVEMBER 21, 2017 1:15 PM

Business and financial news -

Is this the last Black Friday?
Read full story for latest details.

POSTED NOVEMBER 23, 2017 11:26 AM
Black Friday 2017: When will the stores open?
Here's a look at what major retailers have said about their hours for Black Friday.

POSTED NOVEMBER 23, 2017 5:31 AM
This bond could shelter 200 homeless people
Forget stocks. These investors are putting $2.4 million toward shelter for the homeless.

POSTED NOVEMBER 23, 2017 11:24 AM
17 years without a raise? Welcome to Brexit Britain
The country's economic malaise means that workers could go for nearly two decades without a real raise.

POSTED NOVEMBER 23, 2017 1:51 PM
Burj Khalifa developer's shares flop on market debut
Shares in Burj Khalifa developer Emaar Development have fallen 5% since they began trading Wednesday.

POSTED NOVEMBER 23, 2017 11:36 AM
Japan's latest scandal: Mitsubishi admits faking data
Mitsubishi Materials said two of its subsidiaries had falsified data on products used in cars and airplanes.

POSTED NOVEMBER 23, 2017 10:11 AM
Angry Birds, angry investors: Rovio shares fall 20%
The maker of Angry Birds has disappointed investors with its first earnings report as a public company.

POSTED NOVEMBER 23, 2017 8:20 AM
Displaced Puerto Ricans' obstacles getting health care
The U.S. government has given Puerto Ricans affected by Hurricane Maria extra time to sign up for Obamacare. But Puerto Ricans who fled to the mainland need more help than that.

POSTED NOVEMBER 23, 2017 6:30 AM
Uber's massive hack: What we know
The company may face legal consequences following its disclosure that 57 million accounts were compromised last year.

POSTED NOVEMBER 23, 2017 4:47 AM
Tesla has built the world's biggest battery
Elon Musk is making good on a 100-day bet to help end blackouts in South Australia.

POSTED NOVEMBER 23, 2017 6:09 AM

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