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Alliant to Offer AmWINS Program for Waste Operators, Haulers

Mar 20, 2019 AmWINS Group, Inc., a global distributor of specialty insurance products and services, has partnered with Alliant Insurance Services to service the needs of waste...

Why Drivers, Like Pilots, Should Be Trained to Use Autonomous Features

Mar 20, 2019 Should drivers using vehicles with autonomous features be trained on those features before they get behind the wheel? A new paper, “What Do We Tell...

Regulators Investigating If One Dairy Farm’s Tainted Milk Is Isolated Case or Broader Problem

Mar 20, 2019 For Maine dairy farmer Fred Stone, the discovery in 2016 that his cows were producing tainted milk has since brought financial ruin...

U.S. Safety Agency Weighs Bids for Putting Automated Vehicles on Roads

Mar 20, 2019 The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Friday it was seeking public comment on General Motors’ 15-month-old petition seeking...

Claims Journal

State Lawmakers Embrace Electric Scooters Even as Statistics Track Increasing Injuries

Mar 20, 2019 Kentucky state Rep. Ken Upchurch says he doubts he will ever see an electric scooter in his rural district on the state’s southern...

Bayer Loses First Round in Legal Battle over Claim that Roundup Caused Cancer

Mar 20, 2019 Bayer AG lost the first phase of a trial over claims its Roundup weed killer causes cancer and now moves to a second phase to determine liability and...

Pence Arrives in Nebraska to Review ‘Bomb Cyclone’ Flooding

Mar 19, 2019 Vice President Mike Pence arrived in Nebraska on Tuesday to survey the devastation unleashed across the U.S. Midwest by floods that have killed four people and caused...

Chemical Fire Timeline Abandoned as Plume Towers Over Houston

Mar 19, 2019 As a towering plume of black smoke billowed a mile above Houston for a third day, local officials said they don’t know how long the petrochemical blaze that...

Best's Reviews

FEMA to Restructure NFIP Rates, Will Be Based on Individual Property Risks

Mar 19, 2019 The Federal Emergency Management Agency has launched an overhaul of the National Flood Insurance Program rate structure, which will base...

Ageas UK to Close Offices, Cut Jobs

Mar 19, 2019 Ageas UK said it will close office and cut jobs following a review of its property, IT infrastructure and operations. “This review reflected both the reduction in demand from...

Following Strong 2018 Result, Munich Re Targets Profit Rise for This Year

Mar 19, 2019 Munich Re is targeting a profit rise of about €200 million (US$227.1 million) in 2019 after a strong gain for the previous year. The past...

University of California’s Captive Director: Multiple Captives Serve Range of Needs

Mar 19, 2019 Courtney Claflin, executive director, captive programs at the University of California, said the university system operates four...