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Businesses Sue Seattle Over ‘Occupied’ Protest Zone

SEATTLE — A collection of Seattle businesses, property owners and residents sued the city Wednesday over its tolerance of an “occupied” protest zone, saying officials have been complicit in depriving them of their rights to their property. The plaintiffs — …

Businesses, Insurers Disagree on Boston Marathon Payouts

Some businesses that reported financial losses as a result of the Boston Marathon explosions are still wrangling with their insurance companies over compensation or have had claims denied outright as the anniversary of the bombings approaches. The state’s largest property …

Many U.S. Businesses Still Not Adequately Prepared One Year After Superstorm Sandy

As the one-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy approaches in late October, Allianz Group’s specialist corporate insurer, Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS), warns that while there is heightened awareness, many businesses have not yet implemented adequate changes. A new Risk …

Southeastern Louisiana University Offers Disaster Seminar for Businesses

The Louisiana Small Business Development Center at Southeastern Louisiana University and the Livingston Economic Development Council will sponsor a work session designed to help local businesses prepare for disasters that may interrupt business. The free seminar is set for 8:30 …

House Passes Pro-Business Cybersecurity Bill

Pro-business legislation aimed at helping companies fend off sophisticated foreign hackers sailed through the House on Thursday despite a White House veto threat and an outcry from privacy advocates and civil liberties groups that say it leaves Americans vulnerable to …

25,000 Homes Businesses Remain Without Power in Rhode Island

National Grid says around 25,000 homes and businesses remain without power in Rhode Island, and they’re aiming to have everyone back online by Friday night. Utility spokesman David Graves says almost all of northern Rhode Island has power, and they …

USDA Warns of Fraudulent Letters

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says someone is faxing fraudulent letters to people and businesses in Wisconsin and other states. The letters purport to come from a USDA procurement officer and seek personal information. They have the USDA logo and …

Report: The Unrecognized Risk of Pollution in Business Operations

Heightened public awareness combined with intensified regulatory scrutiny has increased the potential environmental exposures for businesses across the board, according to ACE Westchester, the U.S.-based wholesale-focused insurance division of the ACE Group, in its latest report “Pollution: The Unrecognized Risk …

Thieves Hit 5 North Carolina Stores, Leave Empty-Handed

A string of fruitless break-ins in a North Carolina town perhaps explains why robbers hit banks where they know they’ll find money. Police in Lincolnton tell The Gaston Gazette that would-be thieves walked away empty-handed Tuesday after targeting five businesses …

6 Businesses Got Bulk of Northwest Georgia Tornado Damage

A week after a tornado struck northwest Georgia, an examination of damage has resulted in losses estimated at $1.82 million in the Rome area. The Rome News-Tribune reports Floyd County Emergency Management Agency Director Scotty Hancock says two-thirds of the …