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Oversight Panel Makes No Changes in Systemic Risk Tags on Insurers
A panel of U.S. regulators decided after meeting on Friday to stick with its existing policy for stricter rules on a handful of large financial institutions it deems “systemically important.” The Financial Stability Oversight Council convened Friday to potentially remove …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 25, 2017 5:00 AM
Legal Experts See Room for Deal in Equifax Data Breach Lawsuits
Equifax Inc. could get away with paying a mere $1 per person after failing to protect almost half of America’s credit data. While the 118-year-old credit-reporting firm has been hit with more than 100 consumer lawsuits over its massive security …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 25, 2017 5:00 AM
Despite Indefensible Process, Senate Should Pass Graham-Cassidy Health Care Bill: Viewpoint
Before Obamacare, state governments were the chief regulators of health insurance. Obamacare put the federal government in that role. The latest Republican health-care bill, sponsored by Senators Lindsey Graham, Bill Cassidy and others, would partially reverse that shift in authority. …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 25, 2017 5:00 AM
DUAL’s Construction Division in North Carolina Adds Mahar as Senior Underwriter
DUAL Commercial has hired John Mahar as a senior underwriter within its Construction Division. Mahar will be located in DUAL’s new office in Charlotte, NC. Mahar has more than 18 years of experience in the insurance industry with the majority …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 25, 2017 4:49 AM
Federal Judge Tentatively Approves West Virginia Chemical Spill Settlement
A federal judge has tentatively approved a revised settlement to a class-action lawsuit over a West Virginia chemical spill that left up to 300,000 people without tap water for up to nine days. U.S. District Judge John Copenhaver on Thursday …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 25, 2017 4:28 AM
2nd Sinkhole Opens in Florida Neighborhood
A second sinkhole opened up in a Florida neighborhood about a half-mile (.8 kilometers) from where a home was partially swallowed by one earlier the same week. Orange County Fire Rescue spokeswoman Kathleen Kennedy says the sinkhole reported Thursday morning …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 25, 2017 4:22 AM
Kentucky AG Hires 4 Law Firms To Investigate Opioid Industry
Kentucky’s Democratic attorney general says he has hired four law firms to investigate and potentially sue several makers and marketers of opioid-based painkillers that have spurred a wave addiction across Appalachia. But Republican Gov. Matt Bevin’s administration said Andy Beshear’s …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 25, 2017 4:19 AM
Scott Issues Emergency Order to Florida Nursing Homes After 11 Patient Deaths
After 11 nursing home residents died in the sweltering heat of hurricane-induced power outages, Florida’s nursing home industry is now on a collision course with Gov. Rick Scott. Days after Hurricane Irma ravaged the state, Scott used his emergency powers …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 25, 2017 4:08 AM
New Online Tool From Travelers Helps Contractors Spot Vibration Damage Potential
Travelers has introduced a new online tool, ZoneCheck, to help contractors identify areas surrounding a jobsite that could be affected by vibrations from heavy equipment – a common cause of construction-related damage and project delays. ZoneCheck delivers a customized report …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 25, 2017 4:00 AM
EPA Won’t Say Which Texas Sites Toxic Waste Has Been Removed From After Harvey
The Environmental Protection Agency says it has recovered 517 containers of “unidentified, potentially hazardous material” from highly contaminated toxic waste sites in Texas that flooded last month during Hurricane Harvey. The agency has not provided details about which Superfund sites …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 25, 2017 1:39 AM

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