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Drone Wars: Airspace and Legal Rights in the Age of Drones

It is only the tip of the iceberg. As technology advances, common citizens are increasingly finding themselves with the ability to obtain and fly reasonably-priced unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) known as drones. News broadcasts are only now beginning to reflect …

Opioid Abuse Rises in Construction, Manufacturing Sectors: CNA

CNA recently issued two new reports that examine the growing prescription opioid abuse epidemic and its effect on the U.S. workforce, focusing on the construction and manufacturing industries, which are particularly at risk for such abuse. The reports, Construction: Prescription …

July Most Dangerous Month for Motorcycle Crashes According to Progressive Claims Data

The summer travel season is peak time for passionate motorcycle riders and after a brutal winter, they’re anxious to make the most of every mile. If fact, more motorcycle riders are hitting the road than ever before with new motorcycle …

Cargo Thefts Up 11% Over Same Time Last Year, July 4 Popular Among Thieves

Across the United States, cargo theft is up 11 percent in these rolling three months from the same period in 2014, according to CargoNet, a division of Verisk Crime Analytics, a Verisk Analytics business. California, Florida, and Illinois have the …

Deadlier July 4 Forecast as Saturday Adds to Risk

This Fourth of July weekend will probably be deadlier than usual on U.S. roads because the holiday falls on a Saturday this year, and more people are driving as the economy improves, a safety group said. There will be 49,500 …

Injuries Spark Doctors to Urge Caution When Handling Fireworks This Fourth of July

Fireworks and the Fourth of July can be a dangerous mix. Doctors at Vanderbilt University Medical Center urge caution with consumer fireworks and suggest leaving these displays to the experts. Vanderbilt doctors annually treat burns and eye injuries and even …

Ace to Acquire Chubb for $28.3B

Evan Greenberg extended an acquisition spree at his Ace Ltd. by agreeing to purchase Chubb Corp. for $28.3 billion in cash and stock. Ace will own 70 percent of the company after the transaction closes, and Greenberg will lead the …

GM Directors Will Not Have to Face Flawed Ignition Claims

General Motors Co. directors don’t have to face investors’ allegations that lax supervision allowed the company to make cars with faulty ignition systems blamed for more than 100 people their lives. GM’s board had adequate risk-assessment systems in place even …

72% of Women See Insurance Industry Working Towards Gender Equality

The Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation (IICF) revealed that 72 percent of women in insurance believe their industry is making progress to achieve gender equality. For the second year in a row, more than two-thirds (68 percent) of women stated that …

Zayicek Appointed Head of ING Insurance North America

ING announced the hire of Ernie Zayicek as a director, leading the coverage of North American insurance companies. He will focus on transactions for ING’s North American insurance clients and will report to Nick Smit, head of Financial Institutions North …

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