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Cuba Mysterious Health Ailment Caused Inner Ear Damage in American Diplomats

American diplomats affected by mysterious health incidents in Cuba showed damage in the inner ear shortly after they complained of weird noises and sensations, according to their earliest medical exams, publicized Wednesday. The detailed findings were published in a medical …

Earth’s Warming Occurring During Odd Times and in Strange Places

Scientists are seeing surprising melting in Earth’s polar regions at times they don’t expect, like winter, and in places they don’t expect, like eastern Antarctica. New studies and reports issued this week at a major Earth sciences conference paint one …

Key Science Report Has Countries Taking Sides at Climate Summit

A diplomatic standoff over a single word could set the stage for a bigger showdown during the second half of this year’s U.N. climate summit. Negotiators took time out Sunday to rest after the first week of talks ended on …

Business News: Ironshore Bermuda, Claimify, ICORP Investigations

Ironshore Bermuda Rebrands and Integrates With Liberty Specialty Markets Liberty Specialty Markets (LSM), part of Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, plans to integrate its Ironshore Bermuda businesses and brands into a single business branded as: Liberty Specialty Markets Bermuda. The new …

Marriott CFO Says $1B Cyber Breach Estimate Premature

It’s too soon for Marriott International Inc. to estimate the cost of the massive cyber breach that the company disclosed last week, and other companies that have suffered big attacks are imperfect proxies, said Chief Financial Officer Leeny Oberg at …

Nearly Every E-Scooter Comes From One Chinese Company

Scooter-sharing company Lime recently relayed a troubling messaging to its users: a portion of its fleet was at risk of bursting into flames. The startup recalled about 2,000 vehicles, less than one percent of its scooters, following its Oct. 30 …

M&A News: CRS/Klein & Co., Eberl/Carwood Claims, Verisk/Rulebook

CRS Temporary Housing Announces Merger with Klein & Company In partnership with GenNx360 Capital Partners, CRS Temporary Housing merged with Klein & Company on November 30, 2018. Founded in 1995 and based in Golden, Colo., Klein & Co. provides hotel …

Starwood Points at Risk in Marriott Hack

It’s not just your credit card number that hackers want anymore. It’s your points. Marriott International Inc.’s disclosure on Friday that it’s investigating how hackers siphoned data from 500 million guests is the latest example of fraudsters targeting the $238 …

Lion Air Crash Sheds Light on Cockpit Automation’s Dark Side

As Boeing Co. was developing its latest version of the 737 airliner, it discovered the design was slightly more prone to a loss of control. So the company added a computer-driven safety feature – one that is now a focus …

Report: Faulty Lion Air Sensor Not Repaired Before Crash

A malfunctioning sensor at the center of the investigation into the Oct. 29 crash of a Lion Air jetliner into the Java Sea wasn’t repaired before the fatal flight even though it had failed on the plane’s previous trip, according …

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