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Supreme Court, 9-0, Denies Bid to Expand Whistleblower Protections
The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to broaden protections for corporate insiders who call out misconduct, ruling they must take claims of wrongdoing to the Securities and Exchange Commission in order to be shielded against retaliation. The justices ruled …

POSTED FEBRUARY 22, 2018 6:00 AM
SEC Updates Guidance on Cyber Disclosure by Companies
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday updated guidance to public companies on how and when they should disclose cyber security risks and breaches, including potential weaknesses that have not yet been targeted by hackers. The guidance also said …

POSTED FEBRUARY 22, 2018 6:00 AM
Gone With The Wind: Storms Deepen Florida’s Beach Sand Crunch
Down the palm tree-lined roads of northeast Florida’s Flagler County, a half-dozen dump trucks are shuttling back and forth along the Atlantic coast pouring thousands of tons of sand onto the local beach. Replacing sand swept away by waves and …

POSTED FEBRUARY 22, 2018 5:42 AM
Miami Roofing Company Owners Arrested Over $1 Million Workers’ Comp Scam
Owners of a Miami roofing company have been accused of concealing nearly $1.2 million in payroll on their workers’ compensation policy renewal application in an alleged attempt to illegally lower their premium costs, according to Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis. …

POSTED FEBRUARY 22, 2018 5:22 AM
Collins to Replace Schuettner as President of Insurance Designers of America
J. Craig Collins has joined Insurance Designers of America, LLC and will take over for Dick Schuettner, who will retire March 31. In his role, Collins will direct general business development including creating strategic business initiatives and expanding sales and …

POSTED FEBRUARY 22, 2018 5:13 AM
CAL Insurance Names Coffey Account Manager in California
CAL Insurance & Associates Inc. has named Aletha Coffey an account manager on its commercial lines team. Coffey was previously a commercial account executive with GS Insurance Solutions. She was a marketing representative for BizInsure before that. CAL Insurance is …

POSTED FEBRUARY 21, 2018 11:14 PM
First Surety Bond Program for California Cannabis Industry OK’d
California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones has approved the first surety bond program for the cannabis industry in the California. Continental Heritage Insurance Co. is the first insurer in the state to be approved to offer surety bonds for the cannabis …

POSTED FEBRUARY 21, 2018 10:13 PM
Brown Tapped to Chair Oklahoma Senate Insurance Committee
Oklahoma state Sen. Bill Brown will serve as the chair of the Senate’s Pensions, Retirement and Insurance Committee for the 2018 legislative session. Other members of the committee are Vice Chair Marty Quinn, Sen. James Leewright, Sen. Lonnie Paxton, Sen. …

POSTED FEBRUARY 21, 2018 5:48 PM
Businesses Closed After Historic Ohio Building Collapses
A historic building has collapsed in Ohio, leading officials to close nearby businesses until it is stabilized or torn down. Medina Fire Chief Bob Painter says the back canopy of the three-story Medina building collapsed Sunday during the town’s Ice …

POSTED FEBRUARY 21, 2018 5:30 PM
Arkansas Governor Says Special Session on Pharmacy Rates Possible
Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson says he’ll call a special legislative session to address reimbursement rates for pharmacies and to amend the state’s open container law if there is consensus among lawmakers on the proposals. Legislative leaders have asked for a …

POSTED FEBRUARY 21, 2018 5:28 PM - RSS Channel - HP Hero

While taking sharp criticism from the audience, Rubio repeatedly discussed who should have access to firearms

POSTED FEBRUARY 22, 2018 8:12 AM
Sen. Nelson: Rubio showed up, our governor didn't
Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) credited his colleague Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) for taking part in a CNN Town Hall on gun reform following the deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida but pointed out the absence of Florida's GOP representatives and Governor Rick Scott.

POSTED FEBRUARY 22, 2018 2:43 AM
Rubio backs raising age to buy rifles. He also says he'll consider ban on large-capacity magazines.
Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio, facing an outraged constituent audience of school shooting survivors Wednesday, signaled a willingness to vote in favor of limited gun control measures.

POSTED FEBRUARY 22, 2018 5:35 AM
'People buy into my agenda,' Rubio says. He was asked if he would accept NRA donations
Sen. Marco Rubio defended accepting contributions from the National Rifle Association, telling a Parkland school shooting survivor that the NRA's influence comes from the membership it represents.

POSTED FEBRUARY 22, 2018 3:52 AM
Student presses Rubio to answer if he'll take NRA money
School shooting survivor Cameron Kasky repeatedly asks Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) if he will continue to accept money from the NRA.

POSTED FEBRUARY 22, 2018 3:27 AM
In their own words: CNN's 'Stand Up' town hall
Survivors of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, took center stage at a town hall hosted by CNN on Wednesday, February 21. See quotes from them, as well as others in attendance.

POSTED FEBRUARY 22, 2018 7:29 AM
Opinion: Students said 'wake up' and America is finally listening
At one point in the course of a difficult evening in which he was pressed on his record and rhetoric about gun control, Republican Sen. Marco Rubio worried aloud that the national debate about gun control might trail off into yet another deadlock.

POSTED FEBRUARY 22, 2018 6:35 AM
'My daughter ... was shot in the back,' dad tells Rubio
Fred Guttenberg, whose daughter was killed in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas shooting, tells Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) that his previous comments following the week of the shooting have been "pathetically weak."

POSTED FEBRUARY 22, 2018 2:39 AM
Highlights: Enough talk! What is your action? a mother shouts

POSTED FEBRUARY 22, 2018 4:43 AM
Who is NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch?
The victims' families and survivors of the Florida high school shooting have not held back, calling out the National Rifle Association in the days since the massacre.

POSTED FEBRUARY 22, 2018 7:44 AM

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