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Navajo Nation President Extends Crop Insurance Amid New Mexico Drought
Outgoing Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye has extended the tribe’s crop insurance amid ongoing extreme drought conditions. The Gallup Independent reports Begaye signed the insurance contract earlier this month. He says it will protect the tribe’s pastures, rangelands and forage …

POSTED NOVEMBER 21, 2018 3:12 PM
Earthquake Confirmed in Washington’s Olympic Peninsula
A magnitude 4.1 earthquake has shaken an area beneath Olympic National Park south of Port Angeles, the U.S. Geological Survey has confirmed. The USGS reported the earthquake hit just after 3 a.m. Monday. There were no immediate reports of damage. …

POSTED NOVEMBER 21, 2018 3:11 PM
Chubb Partners with Conservation Group on Flood Protection in Miami
Chubb announced that it is partnering with The Nature Conservancy, the world’s largest conservation organization, to work together in Miami to reduce the risk from storm impacts and rising sea levels on the vulnerable coastline. The collaboration, funded by a …

POSTED NOVEMBER 21, 2018 2:56 PM
EPA Warns on Chemical Found in Nonstick Coatings
Long-term exposure to a chemical compound currently used for making nonstick coatings appears to be dangerous, even in minute amounts, according to draft findings released by the Environmental Protection Agency. It was the first time EPA weighed in on newer, …

POSTED NOVEMBER 21, 2018 2:47 PM
Generali Earmarks €4 Billion ($4.6 Billion) for Acquisitions, Growth
Generali has earmarked up to four billion euros for acquisitions and growth as it looks to asset management and high-margin business in Latin America and Asia to fuel earnings. Italy’s top insurer — which generates most of its revenues in …

POSTED NOVEMBER 21, 2018 2:15 PM
NFL Hands Off $35 Million to Concussion Researchers
The National Football League is awarding more than $35 million in funding to five organizations conducting research into diagnosis and treatment of brain injuries. Through its Scientific Advisory Board established as part of its “Play Smart. Play Safe” initiative, the …

POSTED NOVEMBER 21, 2018 2:14 PM
Lloyd’s Chief Operating Officer Khoury-Haq to Leave the Corporation
Lloyd’s of London announced that its chief operating officer, Shirine Khoury-Haq, has decided to leave the corporation, after nearly five years. Khoury-Haq joined Lloyd’s in 2014 and is a member of Lloyd’s executive committee. Her responsibilities include global operations, information …

POSTED NOVEMBER 21, 2018 1:38 PM
Mass. Appeals Court Rules Medical Device Manufacturer Illegally Fired Employee
A Massachusetts Appeals Court has ruled that Dielectrics, a Massachusetts-based medical device manufacturer, illegally fired Ileana Bermudez after she collected workers’ compensation benefits and filed a lawsuit against the company. The case, Ileana Bermudez vs. Dielectrics, Inc., came about after …

POSTED NOVEMBER 21, 2018 11:44 AM
S.C. Department of Insurance Director Farmer Named President-Elect at NAIC
South Carolina Department of Insurance Director Ray Farmer was elected to the position of president-elect at the NAIC (National Association of Insurance Commissioners) Fall National Meeting on November 18. Previously, Farmer served as secretary-treasurer and vice president at the NAIC. …

POSTED NOVEMBER 21, 2018 11:25 AM
UK Companies’ Role in Alleged Danske Money Laundering a ‘Disgrace’: Whistleblower
British company structures which hide the identity of those behind them were branded a disgrace by the whistleblower who brought to light an alleged 200 billion euro ($228 billion) money laundering scandal involving Danske Bank. “The role of the United …

POSTED NOVEMBER 21, 2018 11:17 AM

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