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|Woodruff-Sawyer Names Kyle Vice President in Oregon
Woodruff-Sawyer & Co. has named Brandi Kyle vice president in employee benefits in the firm’s Portland, Ore. office. Kyle has 15 years of insurance experience. She was previously with Wells Fargo Insurance as an employee benefits consultant. She was a …
POSTED SEPTEMBER 21, 2017 6:12 PM
|Employer Leadership in Disaster Recovery and the Power of Return-to-Work
Businesses and their leaders have a unique role to play in helping communities and individuals recover from the devastation of a storm like Hurricane Harvey, and they should not underestimate the power of getting employees back to work and re-establishing …
POSTED SEPTEMBER 21, 2017 6:00 PM
|Texans Helping Texans: Independent MGAs Join Forces for Targeted Harvey Relief
A group of independently owned Texas managing general agents (MGAs) have come together to provide targeted, direct, local relief to communities affected by Hurricane Harvey. Texas MGAs for Disaster Relief is working with local officials and emergency coordinators to identify …
POSTED SEPTEMBER 21, 2017 4:30 PM
|A.M. Best Upgrades Credit Rating for Columbia Lloyds Companies
A.M. Best has upgraded the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating (Long-Term ICR) to “bbb+” from “bbb” and affirmed the Financial Strength Rating (FSR) of B++ (Good) of Columbia Lloyds Insurance Co. and MDOW Insurance Co., which are collectively referred to as …
POSTED SEPTEMBER 21, 2017 4:22 PM
|Michigan’s Auto-Owners Insurance Named PIA National’s Company of the Year
The National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA) has named Lansing, Mich.-based Auto-Owners Insurance Co. as recipient of its 2017 Company Award of Excellence. “Auto-Owners is highly deserving of this, our association’s highest company honor,” said PIA National President Gary …
POSTED SEPTEMBER 21, 2017 4:20 PM
|Minnesota City Settles Police Bias Case for $1M
The city of Rochester, Minnesota, will pay a police officer $1 million to settle a discrimination and retaliation claim. Lt. Elisa Umpierre filed the claim saying she was suspended for comments she made on Facebook in support of protesters at …
POSTED SEPTEMBER 21, 2017 4:07 PM
|Air Monitoring Company Joins Texas Chemical Plant Fire Negligence Lawsuit
Air monitoring company Bureau Veritas SA has been added to a negligence suit alleging first responders inhaled dangerous fumes during a fire at a chemical plant, lawyers for Texas police and emergency workers said. The suit, filed in Harris County …
POSTED SEPTEMBER 21, 2017 3:55 PM
|Company to Settle Missouri Butter Flavoring Case for $5M
A company has agreed to pay $5 million to settle claims that its butter flavoring chemicals harmed the lungs of a worker who handled the product at a Missouri plant. The St. Joseph News-Press reports that Carmi Flavor and Fragrance …
POSTED SEPTEMBER 21, 2017 3:51 PM
|SEC Discloses It Was Hacked, Now Fears Hackers Used Data for Illicit Trading
Wall Street’s top regulator faced questions on Thursday about its defenses against cyber criminals after admitting hackers breached its electronic database of corporate announcements and may have used it for insider trading. The incursion at the Securities and Exchange Commission …
POSTED SEPTEMBER 21, 2017 3:34 PM
|Oregon’s Cellphone And Distracted Driving Law Brings Bigger Fines, Jail
Oregon drivers soon can be pulled over for not only texting and talking on their cellphones, but also for navigating, using social media and any other “hands-on” cellphone and electronics use. The changes, which begin Oct. 1, call for repeat …
POSTED SEPTEMBER 21, 2017 2:37 PM
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|Ex-NFL star who took own life while in prison for murder had the degenerative brain disease, attorney says
Aaron Hernandez, the former NFL star who took his life while serving a murder sentence in prison, had chronic traumatic encephalopathy -- commonly known as CTE -- attorney Jorge Baez said Thursday. Baez cited study results compiled by the Boston University CTE Center, which examined Hernandez's brain for the neurodegenerative brain disease
POSTED SEPTEMBER 21, 2017 9:48 PM
|Hernandez's fiancee sues NFL and Patriots amid study's release
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|Study: CTE in 99% of dead NFL players
CTE,was found in 99% of deceased NFL players' brains that were donated to scientific research, according to a study published in the medical journal JAMA. CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta has more.
POSTED JULY 26, 2017 7:36 AM
|Aaron Hernandez's murder conviction cleared after suicide
Aaron Hernandez died a convicted murderer, but in the eyes of the law, his conviction has been erased.
POSTED MAY 09, 2017 11:28 PM
|Prosecutors ask to reinstate Hernandez's murder conviction
Bristol County prosecutors officially asked to reinstate Aaron Hernandez's murder conviction on Friday, arguing in court documents that the former NFL player's suicide should not lead to dismissal of the guilty verdict.
POSTED JUNE 23, 2017 9:37 PM
|Insight into last hours of Hernandez's life
Correction officers found Aaron Hernandez amid a gruesome scene, with drawings on the wall and "John 3:16" markings written in a substance consistent with blood, an investigation found.
POSTED MAY 06, 2017 5:55 AM
|The causes and symptoms of CTE
CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains the causes and symptoms of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, more commonly known as CTE.
POSTED FEBRUARY 03, 2016 1:56 PM
|NFL announces $100 million concussion initiative
National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell announced Wednesday an initiative intended to increase the safety of the game, specifically by preventing, diagnosing and treating head injuries.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 14, 2016 10:23 PM
|How one quote sums up the repeal and replace effort
When Iowa reporters asked Sen. Chuck Grassley on Wednesday about the attempt to repeal and replace Obamacare, his answer was remarkable and revealing.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 21, 2017 8:06 PM
|This time, Obamacare could die
When it comes to the Graham-Cassidy health care bill, there is one thing Republicans agree on right now: It's their last shot to repeal and replace Obamacare.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 21, 2017 11:44 AM