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Friday, November 18, 2011

Feds Say Insurers Need Dodd-Frank Amendments

Insurance industry representatives testified in support of several amendments to the Dodd-Frank Act they said will help reduce bureaucratic inefficiencies that were inadvertently created when the l... Read More

Japan Insurers Cut Outlooks on Thai Floods

Japan's top three nonlife insurers lowered their earnings outlooks for the full fiscal year ending in March, hit by a combined $3.4 billion in expected payouts related to the flooding in Thailand a... Read More

OSHA Provides Crowd Control Guidelines for Protecting Workers During Retail Sales Events

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has prepared a fact sheet providing crowd control guidelines for retailers to protect workers during major sales ... Read More

Syracuse Puts Basketball Coach on Leave After Police Inquiry into Child Molestation Allegations

Longtime Syracuse assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine was placed on administrative leave Thursday after old child molesting allegations resurfaced, just two weeks after a child sex abuse scandal... Read More

Marsh: Retailers Prepare Against the Threat of Flash Mob/Rob Events

Many retailers this holiday season are preparing to protect themselves against a new threat of loss: flash mobs/robs. These events involve groups of unwanted visitors who plot via social media netw... Read More

Flood Program Extended through December 16

FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), which once again faced expiration today, has been extended through December 16.

House and Senate appropriators took steps to extend Fri... Read More

The Hartford Enhances Its Variable Annuity to Help Consumers Achieve Both "Living and Giving" Goals

Retirees who need to invest for lifetime income but also want to preserve a financial legacy for loved ones or a favorite charity can now accomplish both through Hartford's Personal Retirement Mana... Read More

Survey: 25% of Employees Say They Need to Work Until Age 80

Workers are growing to accept the idea that they may be working long after they've become eligible for senior discounts. Yet rather than fixate on their target retirement age, they're increasingly ... Read More


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