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Kurata Named Hawaii’s Captive Insurance Administrator
Hawaii Insurance Commissioner Gordon Ito has appointed Andrew Kurata deputy commissioner and captive insurance administrator for the department of commerce and consumer affairs insurance division. Kurata previously held the position in an acting capacity. The captive insurance administrator oversees the …

POSTED OCTOBER 16, 2018 9:01 PM
Lead-Paint Makers Rejected by Top Court in $400M Case in California
The U.S. Supreme Court rejected appeals from Sherwin-Williams Co. and Conagra Brands Inc., leaving intact a ruling that requires them to pay more than $400 million for lead-paint remediation in California. The rebuff, issued without comment Monday, is a blow …

POSTED OCTOBER 16, 2018 8:55 PM
Oregon Study Shows California Workers’ Comp Rates Falling, but Still High
Workers’ compensation premium rates fell considerably nationwide, while California continued to see among the worst rates in the nation, according to a new study out from the Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services. The department puts out its Oregon …

POSTED OCTOBER 16, 2018 6:29 PM
Hub Acquires Oklahoma Retirement Plan Consulting, Financial Services Firm
Hub International Investment Services Inc., member FINRA/SIPC, and a subsidiary of Chicago-based global insurance brokerage Hub International Limited (Hub), has acquired the Oklahoma-based retirement plan consulting and financial services business of Felix Jones, Jones Retirement. Terms of the transaction were …

POSTED OCTOBER 16, 2018 4:41 PM
4 Alabama Counties to Receive Federal Disaster Funds for Michael Damage
President Donald Trump has approved federal disaster aid relief for four Alabama counties affected by Hurricane Michael. The emergency disaster declaration covers Dale, Geneva, Henry and Houston counties, which are near the Florida panhandle where the hurricane made landfall Oct. …

POSTED OCTOBER 16, 2018 4:39 PM
Chicago Restaurant Chain to Settle Sexual Harassment, Retaliation Suit for $160K
Chicago-based Rosebud Restaurants Inc. will pay $160,000 to settle a sexual harassment and retaliation lawsuit, according to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The EEOC’s lawsuit charged Rosebud, which owns approximately nine Italian restaurants in the Chicagoland area, with …

POSTED OCTOBER 16, 2018 4:17 PM
Firefighters Say Natural Gas Explosion at Virginia Home Injures Nine
Authorities believe a natural gas explosion at a Virginia home caused a fire that has injured nine people. Chesapeake Fire Lt. Anthony P. Barakat tells news outlets that the two homeowners were hospitalized in critical condition following the “significant explosion” …

POSTED OCTOBER 16, 2018 3:06 PM
California Train Agency Fined $650K in 2 Worker Deaths
Regulators fined the San Francisco Bay Area’s transit agency $650,000 on Thursday for safety failures that led a commuter train to strike and kill two workers inspecting track five years ago during a union strike. The California Public Utilities Commission …

POSTED OCTOBER 16, 2018 2:56 PM
Colleges Handling Surge in Claims of Past Sexual Harassment
For 35 years, Ruth D’Eredita tried to dismiss her former professor’s behavior — the way he touched her, groped her and kissed her. But last year, as dozens of women came forward to share similar encounters with powerful men, she …

POSTED OCTOBER 16, 2018 1:58 PM
P/C Insurers Double Net Income in First Half of Year
U.S. property/casualty insurers saw their net income after taxes more than double to $34 billion in first-half 2018 from $15.5 billion in first-half 2017, with the help of lower catastrophe losses, growing premiums, and an increase in investment income, according …

POSTED OCTOBER 16, 2018 1:46 PM - RSS Channel - HP Hero

The claim about Jamal Khashoggi's death comes after Turkish officials searched the Saudi consulate for hours
The body of missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi was cut into pieces after he died two weeks ago at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, a Turkish official told CNN on Tuesday.

POSTED OCTOBER 16, 2018 9:27 PM
Flake says Mnuchin should skip Saudi conference

Friend: Khashoggi's fiancé asked me to pray
Karen Attiah, a colleague of missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi, says that the United States needs to take a firm stance on Saudi Arabia or risk "sending a chilling message that it is okay to kill and butcher" journalists.

POSTED OCTOBER 16, 2018 7:55 PM
Opinion: Welcome to the era of impunity
"It doesn't matter. We won."

POSTED OCTOBER 16, 2018 6:46 PM
Fact-checking Trump's military deal with Saudis
CNN's John Avlon fact checks President Trump's questionable arms deal with Saudi Arabia after Trump cited it as a reason to not punish the Saudis over the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

POSTED OCTOBER 16, 2018 1:32 PM
Opinion: Truth on Khashoggi? Send the FBI
Lost in the barrage of denials and double-speak from Saudi officials surrounding the disappearance of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi is any indication the United States is serious about getting to the truth of what happened.

POSTED OCTOBER 16, 2018 7:05 PM
Julian Castro says he'll likely challenge Trump in 2020
Former Obama administration official and San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro said he is "likely" to challenge President Donald Trump in 2020.

POSTED OCTOBER 16, 2018 8:38 PM
Analysis: Trump's 2020 fundraising haul is completely unprecedented
On Monday night, President Donald Trump's 2020 re-election campaign announced that it had raised in excess of $18 million over the past three months, a haul that means the incumbent has already raised $106 million for a race that is more than two years away.

POSTED OCTOBER 16, 2018 8:03 PM
Trump campaign's spending has doubled
President Donald Trump has rapidly increased his campaign spending in recent months, pouring big sums into massive rallies and legal bills as he stumps for imperiled congressional Republicans and confronts inquiries about Russia's interference in the 2016 election.

POSTED OCTOBER 16, 2018 8:37 PM
Trump unleashes festering list of grievances during unscheduled morning
The notifications began hitting phones just after sunrise.

POSTED OCTOBER 16, 2018 7:50 PM

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