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Mob Con Artist in Prison, But No Insurance Payout for Jewelry Store

Jennifer Lopez probably would have looked great in the five pieces that Crown Jewels Estate Jewelry loaned to a purported Sony Pictures producer for a shooting with the actress in Miami. But there was no shooting and no movie producer. …

Revamped EPA Website Shows Increased Climate Change Risks

WASHINGTON (AP) — After a gap of more than four years, the Environmental Protection Agency is relaunching a website highlighting evidence of climate change in the United States, including rising temperatures, increased ocean acidity, sea level rise, river flooding, droughts, …

Walmart Sales Soared, Essential Workers Got Scant Protection

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Sandra Kunz had been worried for her safety while working as a cashier at a Walmart in Aurora, Colorado, during the pandemic, said her sister, Paula Spellman. The 72-year-old had lung disease, Spellman said. She …

Colonial Pipeline Paid Hackers Nearly $5 Million in Ransom

Colonial Pipeline Co. paid nearly $5 million to Eastern European hackers on Friday, contradicting reports earlier this week that the company had no intention of paying an extortion fee to help restore the country’s largest fuel pipeline, according to two …

Fitch Says Sharp Drop in Claims Frequency Helped Commercial Auto Break Even, Almost

A sharp decline in claim frequency helped the commercial auto line achieve its best underwriting performance in a decade last year, but rising claim severity threatens to erode profits as traffic returns to US roadways, according to a report released …

Scramble on for New Fuel Routes After Colonial Pipeline Hack

After a six-day outage, the top U.S. fuel pipeline on Thursday moved some of the first millions of gallons of motor fuels after a crippling cyberattack led to fuel shortages across East Coast states. The Colonial Pipeline, which carries 100 …

Cloudy D&O Policy Language May Force Insurer to Pay for Defense of Investor Suit

Because of “ambiguous” policy language in a complicated insurance contract, a directors and officers insurer may be liable for more than $600,000 in legal fees paid by the founder of a business that was sued by its investors. A panel …

DarkSide Hackers Mint Money With Ransomware Franchise

When a new ransomware group popped up on the scene last year, the hackers did what’s in vogue for digital extortion organizations these days: They issued a press release. The hackers had already made “millions of dollars” in profit working …

With $2,300 Phone Calls, Purdue Runs Up Huge Bankruptcy Tab

One phone call with the Department of Justice: $2,300. Two days at the Ritz-Carlton: $830. Oh, and a lengthy cab ride to and from the court in White Plains, New York — that’ll be $1,000. Those are just some of …

Waymo, Cruise Seek Permits to Charge for Self-Driving Car Rides in San Francisco

Alphabet Inc’s Waymo and rival Cruise have applied for permits needed to start charging for rides and delivery using autonomous vehicles in San Francisco, state documents reviewed by Reuters showed, setting the stage for the biggest tests yet of their …

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