Wed, 19 Dec 2018 15:44:44 +0000
Nuro and grocery chain Kroger are teaming up to bring unmanned delivery service to customers. The companies said this week that Nuro’s unmanned vehicle, the R1, will be added to a fleet of autonomous Prius vehicles that have run self-driving …
Wed, 19 Dec 2018 15:41:35 +0000
Oregon lawmakers will consider making it illegal for businesses to fire employees who flunk drug tests for using marijuana off the clock, reviving a workers’ rights campaign that failed in the statehouse last year. The Statesman Journal reports that a …
Wed, 19 Dec 2018 14:26:24 +0000
Japan Post Holdings Co. Ltd. on Wednesday said it will buy 7 percent of U.S. insurer Aflac Inc. for about $2.4 billion, as the postal and financial conglomerate seeks new profit-drivers to counter weak growth prospects. Japan Post, majority-owned by …
Wed, 19 Dec 2018 14:09:19 +0000
Alliant has hired William Callahan as senior vice president. In this role, the New York-based insurance veteran will provide a range of insurance and risk management services to a portfolio of clients. Callahan has 30 years of insurance experience in …
Wed, 19 Dec 2018 14:04:03 +0000
Uber Technologies Inc received approval from Pennsylvania to resume self-driving car testing on public roads this week, state records show, nine months after it suspended the program following a deadly accident in Arizona. A company spokeswoman said on...
Wed, 19 Dec 2018 13:55:18 +0000
The Hilb Group LLC (THG) has acquired Bruce Crohn LLC. The transaction became effective December 1, 2018. Founded in 2009, Crohn is a full-service employee benefits consultant and insurance brokerage firm located in Cambridge, Mass. It assists in manag...
Wed, 19 Dec 2018 13:52:22 +0000
Ryan Specialty Group LLC (RSG) has acquired the assets and operations of Superior Payment Plan LLC, a premium finance company based in Depew, N.Y. Terms of the agreement were not shared. Following the transaction, Superior’s operations will become part...
Wed, 19 Dec 2018 13:49:54 +0000
Global insurance broker Marsh announced the appointments of key leaders for its regional, specialty and placement teams worldwide that will be effective upon closing of the pending acquisition by Marsh’s parent company, Marsh & McLennan Cos., of JLT. T...
Wed, 19 Dec 2018 13:27:04 +0000
EPIC Holdings Inc., parent company of EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants based in San Francisco, has agreed to acquire Integro Holdings Inc., which houses the U.S. operations of New York-based Integro Group Holdings. The acquisition will add 400 team...
Wed, 19 Dec 2018 11:35:06 +0000
The Federal Court of Australia on Tuesday ordered that the number of class-action lawsuits against BHP Group over a Brazilian mine collapse be narrowed to one from three. BHP is facing legal challenges over the 2015 collapse of the Fundao …
Wed, 19 Dec 2018 11:06:23 +0000
Sompo International Holdings Ltd., a Bermuda-based specialty provider of property and casualty insurance and reinsurance, announced that John Charman, currently chairman of the board of directors and chief executive officer of Sompo International, will...
Wed, 19 Dec 2018 10:14:09 +0000
Providers in the U.K.’s markets for cash savings, mortgages, insurance, mobile phone contracts and broadband are burdening customers with a “loyalty penalty” of around 4 billion pounds ($4.4 billion) a year, the Competition and Markets Authority said. ...
Wed, 19 Dec 2018 09:58:40 +0000
Germany’s Office for Information Security (BSI) has issued warnings to several German firms named by the United States as possible victims of hacking attacks, a newspaper reported, adding that Chinese activity against German firms had increased. Cyber ...
Wed, 19 Dec 2018 09:42:56 +0000
RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. and Dutch pension fund manager PGGM announced they have launched Vermeer Reinsurance Ltd. to provide capacity focused on risk remote layers in the U.S. property catastrophe market. PGGM is a Dutch pension fund service provid...
Wed, 19 Dec 2018 09:03:55 +0000
Work four days a week, but get paid for five? It sounds too good to be true, but companies around the world that have cut their work week have found that it leads to higher productivity, more motivated staff and …
Wed, 19 Dec 2018 06:06:31 +0000
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 Department of Labor announced that Gilbane Building Company is required to pay $20,300 in fines in …
Wed, 19 Dec 2018 06:00:54 +0000
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 as brakes and steering wheels. Automakers must currently meet nearly 75 auto safety stan...
Wed, 19 Dec 2018 06:00:30 +0000
Williams-Sonoma Inc. sued Amazon.com Inc. in a case that challenges the online retailer’s private label push that started with batteries, baby wipes and phone chargers and has expanded to include clothing, toys and high-end furniture. Amazon’s “Rivet” ...
Wed, 19 Dec 2018 06:00:27 +0000
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 research, led by the University of Southampton (UK) and published in …
Wed, 19 Dec 2018 05:40:15 +0000
Insurors of Tennessee named Ashley Gold as CEO of the organization, effective Jan. 1, 2019. Gold currently serves as general counsel for the trade association – which represents independent insurance agents in the state – a position she has held …
Wed, 19 Dec 2018 05:10:38 +0000
A North Carolina school bus overturned after it was hit by a car on Monday, sending 13 middle school students to the hospital. Twelve of the students had minor injuries in the crash in Alexander County, while one was in …
Wed, 19 Dec 2018 00:02:15 +0000
The California Department of Industrial Relations issued a report on Tuesday showing that 376 Californians died on the job in 2017, the same as in 2016. California’s workplace fatality rate remains stable with slight fluctuations over the past eight ye...
Tue, 18 Dec 2018 20:08:02 +0000
Worldwide Facilities has named Norman Ives to the management and brokerage team in its NutraRisk division, which specializes in cannabis, nutraceuticals and dietary supplements insurance coverage. Ives, who is based out of Washington, has more than 20 ...
Tue, 18 Dec 2018 17:34:25 +0000
Auto insurance rates are the lowest in the South Central region and 17th lowest in the nation, a study by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) shows. The Arkansas Insurance Department reported that in its Auto Insurance Database R...
Tue, 18 Dec 2018 17:20:45 +0000
An earthquake centered in eastern Tennessee also was felt in three other states. The U.S. Geological Survey website says the epicenter of the magnitude 3.0 earthquake early Sunday was about two miles (four kilometers) southeast of Mascot, near Knoxvill...
Tue, 18 Dec 2018 17:13:14 +0000
Indiana has received more than a half-million dollars in federal funding to kick off a campaign to install 10,000 smoke detectors in homes around the state. The State Fire Marshal’s office will use the $521,000 to install smoke detectors in …
Tue, 18 Dec 2018 17:10:54 +0000
A proposed Texas coastal barrier is drawing backlash from some Gulf Coast residents and the state’s land commissioner wants more time for property owners to voice concerns. The plan is designed to protect the Texas coast from hurricanes with a …
Tue, 18 Dec 2018 17:06:29 +0000
Kansas City, Missouri-based Lockton has named Byron Clymer chief information officer. Clymer will oversee strategic information technology initiatives to meet the future needs of associates and clients. He will report to Said Taiym, chief digital offic...
Tue, 18 Dec 2018 17:02:30 +0000
American Financial Group Inc. (AFG) appointed Jerome (Jerry) P. Pater as assistant vice president – Internal Audit for the Cincinnati, Ohio-based company and its subsidiaries. Pater joined AFG in 2003 as audit director within Great American Insurance...
Tue, 18 Dec 2018 17:00:41 +0000
A Texas lawmaker has proposed subsidizing the state’s underfunded windstorm insurance and flooding assistance by building casinos in coastal counties. State Rep. Joe Deshotel filed the bill on Dec. 7 to cover the cost of subsidizing the Texas Windstorm...