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Business People: Provencher, Goetz Law Firm, CRDN, DropIn and ATF Medical

Provencher Appoints Examiner Provencher & Co. LLC, a nationwide independent adjusting firm based in Hammond, La., has appointed Charles Wojciechowski as a supervising examiner on its general liability team. Wojciechowski, who goes by “Chuck,” has more than 25 years experience …

How’s Your Driving? If You Use an App Insurers Could Be Watching

Apps that let you book a ride to work or borrow a car for your next vacation are feeding into a revolution in auto insurance — while also raising some privacy red flags. Data on everything from how frequently a …

Connected Cars Yield to Broadband as FCC Advances Airwaves Plan

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission moved toward letting mobile devices take over airwaves long assigned to carmakers for vehicle safety, advancing a plan opposed by highway officials focused on cutting crash deaths. The FCC on a 5-0 vote Thursday proposed …

In a High-Stakes Labor Showdown, McDonald’s Has Allies in the White House

In a television commercial that’s become part of the lore surrounding Donald Trump’s affinity for McDonald’s Corp., he embraced a purple, lumpy denizen of the fast-food chain’s “McDonaldland” and said, “Together, Grimace, we could own this town.” He was talking …

CoreLogic Teams with Hover, NICB with Friss; Jupiter Awarded Grant

CoreLogic Integrates Hover with Underwriting Platform CoreLogic has integrated Hover’s three-dimensional property measurement tool into is Underwriting Center platform for insurance clients. The use of Hover will allow carriers and inspection companies to better manage inspection expenses, while allowing policyholders …

Harvey Weinstein Sex Abuse Claims Settling for $47 Million

Harvey Weinstein, the disgraced film mogul charged with rape, reached a tentative $47 million settlement with accusers, potentially putting an end to many of the civil complaints against him, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. The money …

Airline Weather Shocks Come Faster Than Ever as Climate Changes

Extreme weather is no longer exceptional, and that’s forcing changes at some of the world’s most diligent storm trackers: airlines. Weather delays in the U.S. have been trending higher the past four years, upending historical patterns and jumping to an …

Home Depot Links Thefts to Opioid Crisis

Home Depot Inc. executives said the nation’s opioid crisis could be contributing to an unexpected surge in thefts from its stores and warehouses. The company said distribution centers that house its goods and those of other retailers have been targets …

Policy Limit Doesn’t Bar Claim for Loss From $1.7M Phishing Scam

A $1.7 million email phishing fraud that included phone calls with a fake lawyer and an intervention by a Wells Fargo fraud investigator is still a fraud and Ironshore Indemnity is liable for the claim, a split panel with the …

Drug-Plant Inspections Ebbed as Tainted Pills Flowed to U.S.

Inspections of foreign drug manufacturers by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration have fallen in recent years despite increasing worry about the safety and quality of generic medications, congressional investigators said. FDA inspections of overseas pharmaceutical manufacturers declined 10% from …

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