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Business News: FM Global, Kustom US, Foresight Medical

FM Global Breaks Ground on $80M Loss Prevention Training and Operations Center in Singapore FM Global, a commercial and industrial property insurer, broke ground on the construction of a new loss prevention training and operations center, located in the Singapore …

Reinsurers’ Catastrophe Defenses Weakened by Hedge Funds

It won’t take another Hurricane Katrina for reinsurers to face losses from covering the cost of storms and earthquakes. Competitors such as hedge funds have eroded prices so much that a typical year of claims could move the industry into …

Business News: BSI, American Integrity

BSI Acquires Atrium British Standards Institution (BSI), the business standards company, has acquired Reston, Virginia-based Atrium Environmental Health and Safety Services LLC to expand its environmental health and safety (EHS) Services and Solutions footprint to the US East Coast. The …

European Safety Agency Proposes Strict Pilot Medical Checks

The European Aviation Safety Agency on Tuesday proposed tougher medical examinations for pilots, including better mental health assessments, in response to last year’s Germanwings crash. Pilot Andreas Lubitz locked his captain out of the cockpit and flew a plane into …

Airline Industry Seeks Global Crackdown on ‘Rogue’ Battery Shipments

The world’s main airline trade groups and European and U.S. lithium battery makers are seeking tighter product-quality and sourcing enforcement, saying a ban on shipments in passenger airliners risks being extended to cargo carriers. Governments need to enforce regulations more …

Many Car Keyless Remotes are Hackable According to Security Experts

A group of computer security experts say they figured out how to hack the keyless entry systems used on millions of cars, meaning that thieves could in theory break and steal items without leaving a broken window. The experts say …

Canada Suit Alleges Pokemon Players Invading Privacy

A Canadian class action lawsuit has been filed on behalf of an Albertan woman against California-based Niantic Inc., the creator of Pokemon Go, saying she’s suffering from an invasion of privacy. Barbra-Lyn Schaeffer said Wednesday that she’s been inundated by …

Trade Secret Protection Blocks Sick Samsung Workers From Data

As a high school senior, Hwang Yu-mi went to work bathing silicon wafers in chemicals at a Samsung factory that makes computer chips for laptops and other devices. Four years later, she died of leukemia. She was 22. After Yu-mi’s …

Square One: Bike Thefts Rise in Cities Across Canada

The total number of bike thefts in six major cities across Canada increased 31 percent between 2014 and 2015, according to home insurer Square One. Edmonton had the greatest year-over-year increase in bike theft, with thefts more than doubling. Bucking …

Plea Deal for 1 of 5 Charged in Deadly Indiana House Explosion

One of five people charged in a deadly house explosion that devastated an Indianapolis neighborhood has reached a plea deal weeks before his scheduled trial, a prosecutor said Tuesday. Gary Thompson, 45, agreed to plead guilty to conspiracy to commit …

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