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Crawford & Company Names Carden SVP and Controller

Atlanta-based Crawford & Company announced that it has named Dalerick Carden to the position of senior vice president, chief accounting officer and corporate controller, effective October 10. Previously he held the position of senior vice president and international controller with …

Fatigued Drivers Recover Better With Caffeine Than With Music

Research has shown that drinking caffeinated beverages and listening to music are two popular fatigue-fighting measures that drivers take, but very few studies have tested the usefulness of those measures. New research to be presented at the HFES 2014 Annual …

Litigation Project Management: Building Your Homeowners Insurance Litigation Skyscraper

Series Summary Insurance executives should be asking a lot of questions right now. They should wonder why their outside law firms haven’t adopted available technology that could eliminate expenses for routine legal work. They should ask their law firms why, …

U.S. Hospitals Not Prepared to Handle Ebola Waste

U.S. hospitals may be unprepared to safely dispose of the infectious waste generated by any Ebola virus disease patient to arrive unannounced in the country, potentially putting the wider community at risk, biosafety experts said. Waste management companies are refusing …

Fire Risk Prompts Riding Lawn Mower Recall

Nearly 1,900 Country Clipper riding lawn mowers are being recalled in the United States and Canada due to a fire risk. Shivvers Manufacturing Inc., the Corydon, Iowa-based company that makes the mowers, said it received four reports of the ignition …

Penn National Announces Organizational Chart Revisions

Penn National Insurance named Robert Brandon executive vice president and chief operating officer, responsible for the insurance operations of the company. Brandon’s promotion becomes effective Dec. 31., when Christine Sears, executive vice president and COO, who was named president and …

FAA Grants Six Entertainment Companies Requests to use Drones

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) loosened restrictions on the commercial use of drones on Thursday, granting six television and movie production companies permission to use the small, remotely piloted aircraft to shoot scenes on closed sets. “Today’s announcement is …

Boeing 787 Owners May Have to Replace Parts Near Lithium Battery

The U.S. aviation safety regulator has proposed requiring operators of some Boeing Co 787 Dreamliners to replace parts near the plane’s lithium battery in an effort to improve the plane’s ability to fight an on-board fire. In a directive issued …

Nailing Down Cost Containment with Home Modifications

Part One: Creating an Accurate Scope Although the provision of home modifications for a claimant is usually a small part of a much more expansive claim, it can represent a significant financial burden if not completed appropriately. Managing the cost …

Ford Recalls 850K Cars Due to Short Circuit Risk

Ford is recalling about 850,000 cars and SUVs because of a problem that could stop the air bags from working in a crash. The recalled models include the 2013-14 Ford C-Max compact, Fusion midsize, Escape SUV and the Lincoln MKZ …

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