February 23, 2019
Garner Insurance Agency, LLC.
Fri, 22 Feb 2019 19:56:58 +0000
Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. is in advanced discussions to sell its Applied Underwriters workers compensation unit to a consortium of insurance firms, people familiar with the matter said on Friday. The deal would be a rare divestment by Bu...
Fri, 22 Feb 2019 17:47:52 +0000
Booming energy production has brought jobs and economic gains to communities throughout Texas, but also an unintended consequence with a rise in traffic fatalities and injuries, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) reports. In 2017, more than...
Fri, 22 Feb 2019 17:36:40 +0000
Authorities are telling residents in one part of Louisiana to check sheds, patios and self-storage units to see whether anything’s missing, even a kitchen sink. They’re also telling self-storage business owners to check for signs of tampering, and for ...
Fri, 22 Feb 2019 17:30:23 +0000
An Arkansas panel has adopted a plan to allow restricted use of an herbicide banned in the wake of complaints that it drifted onto crops and caused damage. The Arkansas Plant Board voted after a 91/2-hour public hearing on Feb. …
Fri, 22 Feb 2019 17:28:38 +0000
A suburban Chicago plant that sterilizes medical instruments with a chemical believed to be cancer causing has been shut by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency. The state EPA issued a seal order for Sterigenics U.S. in Willowbrook. The agency ...
Fri, 22 Feb 2019 17:25:46 +0000
Nationwide Insurance has more than doubled the number of Des Moines job cuts it announced last fall. Nationwide said in November that about 80 workers in Des Moines would lose their jobs as part of a company effort to eliminate …
Fri, 22 Feb 2019 17:22:47 +0000
Proposed legislation in North Dakota that would establish invisible reinsurance pool for the individual health insurance market, unanimously passed the North Dakota House of Representatives, the state insurance department announced. HB 1106 was develop...
Fri, 22 Feb 2019 16:15:38 +0000
A California lawmaker says clergy should be required to report suspected child abuse and neglect even if they learn of it during confession. Democratic Sen. Jerry Hill said the bill he introduced Wednesday is “about the safety and protection of …
Fri, 22 Feb 2019 16:07:43 +0000
Officials say the more than 1,800 dairy cows that died in a blizzard in southern Washington state earlier this month were a nearly $4 million loss, not including the lost milk production. Farm Service Agency program specialist Gerri Richter tells …
Fri, 22 Feb 2019 16:03:17 +0000
University of Washington Medicine says a website server inadvertently made internal files concerning nearly 1 million patients available on the internet. The organization said the files contained patients’ names and medical record numbers but no medica...
Fri, 22 Feb 2019 16:00:39 +0000
Gwyneth Paltrow said in a court filing that a man who accused her in a lawsuit of crashing into him at a Utah ski resort was actually the culprit in the collision and is trying to exploit her celebrity and …
Fri, 22 Feb 2019 15:54:57 +0000
Washington Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler disciplined and issued numerous fines in January against insurance companies, agents and others who violated state insurance regulations. Insurance companies Pacific Blue Health Network, New York City; or...
Fri, 22 Feb 2019 15:30:30 +0000
Two fired executives of Markel’s Bermuda reinsurance operations are suing Markel claiming the company created a false narrative alleging they violated corporate policy by having a personal relationship in order to escape having to pay them bonuses wort...
Fri, 22 Feb 2019 13:40:08 +0000
The estate of Michael Jackson sued HBO for $100 million over what it says is the “posthumous character assassination” of the late singer in the “Leaving Neverland” documentary. The Jackson estate alleges HBO, which is owned by AT&T Inc., violated …
Fri, 22 Feb 2019 13:38:33 +0000
The United States, Canada and Mexico are coordinating efforts to prevent the arrival of a highly contagious swine disease that has swept through China’s hog herd and parts of Europe, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said on Thursday. The disease, …
Fri, 22 Feb 2019 12:52:03 +0000
China’s banking and insurance regulator said on Friday it will extend its control of Anbang Insurance Group Co. Ltd. for one year to Feb. 22, 2020. The regulator will maintain the stable operation of Anbang and protect the interests of …
Fri, 22 Feb 2019 11:40:00 +0000
A former site manager for a temporary staffing agency in New Jersey has been sentenced to prison for stealing $190,000 from the agency. Xiomara Jovel, 47, of Roselle, N.J., was sentenced to three years in state prison by Superior Court …
Fri, 22 Feb 2019 11:32:23 +0000
Baltimore has filed a lawsuit against the agrochemical giant Monsanto and two other companies, accusing them of polluting city waterways and stormwater. The legal effort focuses on PCBs, the industrial chemicals that have long accumulated in animals, p...
Fri, 22 Feb 2019 11:18:50 +0000
A dropped thermos wedged between the brake and accelerator pedals of a charter bus may have been behind a 2017 crash in Flushing, New York, that killed three people, U.S. transportation investigators said Thursday. The motorcoach ran a red light …
Fri, 22 Feb 2019 11:03:11 +0000
The average price tag for a business to recover after a cyber attack is $400,000, which can be fatal for small-and-medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), according to a report published by Chubb. This hefty cost of repairing the business and its reputation …
Fri, 22 Feb 2019 09:34:24 +0000
Arch Capital Group Ltd. announced that Janice Englesbe will join the company as senior vice president, chief risk officer (CRO) effective Feb. 25, 2019. Englesbe will be based in Arch’s Bermuda office and report to François Morin, the company’s execut...
Fri, 22 Feb 2019 09:07:03 +0000
Scandinavians are taking a hard look at their institutions as allegations of systematic money laundering rock the entire region. With Swedbank AB becoming the latest lender to get dragged into a dirty money scandal that’s already engulfed Danske Bank A...
Fri, 22 Feb 2019 07:42:27 +0000
The European Union expects U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May to be forced to request a three-month delay to Brexit, two EU officials said. Discussions between the two sides suggest May will ask for an extension to the two-year negotiating period …
Fri, 22 Feb 2019 06:00:12 +0000
Federal transportation officials are requiring railroads to establish regional response teams along oil train routes following a series of fiery derailments. The new rule is aimed at having crews and equipment ready in the event of an accident. It appl...
Fri, 22 Feb 2019 06:00:09 +0000
The high-profile failure of a Nike Inc. basketball shoe on Wednesday night was more than an epic embarrassment for the athletic brand. It could be a product-liability case. Duke University star freshman Zion Williamson — the consensus No. 1 pick …
Fri, 22 Feb 2019 05:36:07 +0000
Parts of the Deep South are experiencing flash flooding and other problems from heavy rains. Floodwaters covered roads on Wednesday in parts of eastern Mississippi and northern Alabama. In northwest Georgia, a mudslide was reported Wednesday beside a g...
Fri, 22 Feb 2019 05:31:53 +0000
Kentucky’s bourbon industry teamed with leaders of Mothers Against Drunk Driving on Wednesday to promote legislation aimed at reducing drunken driving by increasing the use of a device that block vehicles from starting if the driver isn’t sober. The bi...
Fri, 22 Feb 2019 05:27:16 +0000
The U.S. Supreme Court will not revive a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of a black man shot to death by a white police officer in Mississippi. Antwun “Ronnie” Shumpert was killed in June 2016 in Tupelo. In …
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 17:44:13 +0000
Naperville, Illinois-based Instec, a provider of policy administration systems to insurance program and specialty markets, has hired CJ Lotter as senior solution architect. He joins Instec’s engagement management team responsible for overseeing the imp...
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 17:40:47 +0000
A Florida woman has been arrested for alleged unlicensed practice of public adjusting and grand theft related to Hurricane Irma, according to a statement from the Florida Department of Financial Services. Mary Bruce is accused of attempting to steal mo...