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Monday, February 18, 2013

Air Analysis: Meteor Explosion in Russian City

AIR WorldwideOn Friday, February 15, a meteor exploded over the city of Chelyabinsk (population: 1 million) in Russia's central Ural Mountains, injuring hundreds and causing damage to buildings in six cities. According to the Russian Academy of Sciences, the massive meteor weighed 10 tons and entered the earth's atmosp...

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Nebraska Lawmakers Preparing for New Normal of Mega-fires

Wildfires in NebraskaNebraska lawmakers are rethinking the state's approach to wildfires in the wake of massive summer blazes that threatened property, strained local budgets and disrupted businesses that rely on tourism...

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LIMRA Study: Majority of Gen X and Y Uninformed About Investments and Financial Products

LIMRAMore than half of Gen X and Gen Y consumers admit having little or no knowledge about investments and financial products, according to a recent LIMRA study.

The study found that Gen X and Gen Y consumers who work with financial professionals to make investment decisions are more likely than those who do not w...

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Some Employers Could Opt Out of Health Insurance Market, Raising Others’ Costs

Health insurance exchangesFederal and state officials and consumer advocates have grown worried that companies with relatively young, healthy employees may opt out of the regular health insurance market to avoid the minimum coverage standards in President Obama's sweeping law, a move that could...

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Glatfelter Insurance Group Founder Dies at 88

Glatfelter founder diesGlatfelter Insurance Group regrets to announce the death of founder Arthur J. Glatfelter. He died at age 88 on Feb. 14, 2013.

In a statement to associates, Glatfelter President and CEO Tony Campisi noted Mr. Glatfelter's leadership and humanitarian efforts, which secured the c...

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Willis Deputy Chairman Martin Sullivan to Leave Firm in May

Willis chairmanMartin Sullivan, deputy chairman of Willis Group Holdings plc since 2010, is leaving the firm this May, the company said.

Sullivan, who is also chairman and chief executive officer of the Willis Global Solutions unit, is leaving to pursue other interests. His position will not be filled, a spokeswoman for...

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