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AutoNation Halts Sales of Used Cars in Airbag Recalls

The head of the nation’s biggest car dealership chain says it won’t sell used cars being recalled for exploding air bags due to conflicting advice from automakers and lack of direction from the government. The recalls are giving the auto …

Drivers Less Distracted by Google Glass Than by Smartphones

Texting while driving with Google Glass is clearly a distraction, a new University of Central Florida study has concluded – but there is a twist. In the study texting Glass users outperformed smartphone users when regaining control of their vehicles …

More Care Early On Equals Better Outcomes for Workers’ Comp Claims

Early, proactive care from high-performing physicians produces superior outcomes at lower costs, according to information presented at the 2014 California Association of Joint Powers Authorities Conference held last month in Lake Tahoe, Calif. Speakers Gregory Moore, M.P.H., president and CEO …

Time Management Aids Cost Containment in Home Modifications

Part Three: Time Management During this three part series the objective has been to introduce you to the cost containment formula and demonstrate how it can be used to contain your cost and improve your outcomes with home modifications. The …

2 Year Anniversary of Superstorm Sandy

Superstorm Sandy made landfall on October 29, 2012 near Atlantic City, N.J., causing an estimated $18.75 billion in insured property losses, making it the third most costly U.S. storm, according to ISO’s Property Claim Services (PCS). Though there were more …

2013 Heavy Equipment Thefts Increase 5% Over Previous Year: NICB

In 2013, a total of 11,486 heavy equipment thefts were reported to law enforcement—an increase of 5 percent from the 10,925 reported in 2012, according to the latest report by the National Insurance Crime Bureau. The report, co-produced with the …

Phone Companies Posted Customers’ Personal Information Online

Two phone companies – TerraCom Inc. and YourTel America Inc. – unwittingly posted the Social Security numbers, driver’s licenses and other sensitive data of up to 300,000 clients to the Internet, an investigation found, and federal regulators said on Friday …

Hazmat Suits Used for Ebola in Short Supply for Firefighters

Fire departments are struggling to get the safety suits needed to protect emergency crews responding to patients who may have Ebola, their union said in a letter to U.S. President Barack Obama seeking help. The International Association of Fire Fighters …

XL Group Names New Chief Operating Officer for North America P&C Business

XL Group’s North America Property & Casualty insurance business has promoted Donna Nadeau to the position of chief operating officer, reporting to Joe Tocco, chief executive. Nadeau previously served as chief actuary. She assumes the COO role previously held by …

NCAA $75M Proposed Concussion Settlement Draws Skepticism

The National Collegiate Athletic Association’s bid for preliminary approval of its proposed $75 million plan to settle nationwide litigation over head injuries met with skepticism from a federal judge. The agreement announced in July would allow any athlete who ever …

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