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Top Vehicle Claims Trends in 2014: Progressive

The top five states in which a person was most likely to file an auto claim last year were all on the East Coast. December had the lowest volume of all vehicle claims of any month. Those facts are just …

Army Corps Releases Coastal Flood Risk Management Plan

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Wednesday issued a report saying that managing the flooding risk along the North Atlantic coast from events like Superstorm Sandy is something that has to be done collaboratively by all levels of government …

Securities Class Action Lawsuits Shrink in Size

The size of federal class action lawsuits accusing companies of securities fraud has dropped significantly, new studies show, as the bull market in stocks approaches its sixth birthday. Losses claimed by shareholders, measured by how much stock prices fell when …

Zurich to Add U.S.-Based Apprenticeships to Educational Program Offerings

Zurich North America’s President of Programs & Direct Markets Kathleen Savio recently took part in the President’s SelectUSA Investment Summit roundtable. Discussions focused on establishing better apprenticeship opportunities in the U.S. According to Brian Little, head of Human Resources for …

Feds Seize Over $19.5M in Fake NFL Goods During ‘Operation Team Player’

Federal officials teamed with the National Football League (NFL) Thursday to announce the results of a nationwide law enforcement effort aimed at combating counterfeit sports merchandise. Speaking at a NFL news conference, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director Sarah …

Ex-NFL Players Seek to Revive Suit Over Drugs, Painkillers

Retired players including former Chicago Bears quarterback Jim McMahon asked a federal appeals court to revive a lawsuit accusing the National Football League of giving athletes painkillers and other drugs to mask injuries. A federal judge last month ruled that …

Hood Flaw and Fire Risk Prompt Nissan to Recall 768,000 Vehicles

Nissan Motor Co., the second-biggest Japanese carmaker, said it will recall about 768,000 vehicles worldwide in two separate actions to fix a fire risk and hood that may open during driving. Nissan will call back 552,135 Rogue sport utility vehicles …

GM: No Plans to Extend Ignition Switch Claims Deadline

General Motors Co on Wednesday said it does not plan to extend a Jan. 31 deadline to file claims in its faulty ignition switch compensation program, rejecting pleas from two U.S. senators to extend the cutoff. GM in a statement …

NTSB Reports Systemic Flaws in Gas Pipeline Safety Oversight

Three powerful accidents in recent years show systemic weaknesses in how natural gas providers maintain the largest pipelines in their networks, accident investigators said Wednesday as they issued more than two dozen safety recommendations. The National Transportation Safety Board said …

Allstate Releases New Digital Claims Payment Method

With just an email address or mobile phone number, consumers can now get an Allstate claim payment made directly to their bank account in a single day with Fast Mobile e-Payments, now available in the new Allstate ExpressPays portfolio. Working …

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