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Added: November 28, 2018, 3:20 am
Homes in wildfire-prone areas around the U.S. could be built to better withstand blazes without increasing the cost of construction, according to a new report. The research released Tuesday was sponsored in part by the insurance industry and marks the …
Added: November 28, 2018, 3:05 am
Floodwaters rose about 15 inches (40 centimeters) into Danielle Rees’ home in September when Hurricane Florence drenched this tidewater city on the Pamlico River and overwhelmed a local creek and marshland. The first floor was a sopping mess of gritty, …
Added: November 28, 2018, 3:04 am
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia said Tuesday it is putting aside $25 million to start paying claims to people who say its clergy sexually abused them as children. The archdiocese said it expects to need more money than it …
Added: November 27, 2018, 8:50 am
Desperate for relief after years of agony, Jim Taft listened intently as his pain management doctor described a medical device that could change his life. It wouldn’t fix the nerve damage in his mangled right arm, Taft and his wife …
Added: November 27, 2018, 4:45 am
The Lion Air pilots whose plane nosedived into the Java Sea in October, killing all those aboard, were battling multiple malfunctions almost as soon as the doomed flight began, according to a trove of new data released by Indonesian investigators. …
Added: November 27, 2018, 3:46 am
Originally used for defense by the military, drones are increasingly being used by a variety of industries. With increased use comes the potential for more risks. Brandon Almond, an attorney with Troutman Sanders, discussed common risks associated with drones during …
Added: November 27, 2018, 3:30 am
As wildfires raged this month in California, insurance claims experts at Travelers sat in a command center 3,000 miles (4,828 kilometers) away in Connecticut, monitoring screens showing satellite images, photos from airplane flyovers and social media posts describing what was …
Added: November 27, 2018, 3:25 am
PG&E Corp., suspected of starting California’s deadliest wildfire, may soon get help from state lawmakers – just not the help it most wants. As early as Dec. 3, a lawmaker plans to introduce a bill that would give the state’s …
Added: November 27, 2018, 3:11 am
Texas Mutual Names Gates Vice President of Houston Region Texas Mutual Insurance Company, a provider of workers’ compensation insurance in Texas, has named longtime insurance industry leader Peppia Gates as its vice president for the Houston region. Gates, who has …
Added: November 26, 2018, 12:19 pm
Maintaining the safety of workers on a six-story job that spans 60,000 square feet is a daunting task, and a concern for not only the construction firm but also its insurer. A recently announced collaboration between Travelers, Gilbane, a large …

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