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Walz’s $518M Bonding Bill Includes Money to Rebuild Cities

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Gov. Tim Walz proposed a $518 million capital investment package Monday that includes $150 million for rebuilding neighborhoods hit by unrest after the death of George Floyd last May and $43 million in security upgrades for the …

Claims Business: Alacrity, Colonial Claims and EigenRisk

Alacrity Buys Fourseventy Claim Management Alacrity Solutions Group, a claims management provider based in Fishers, Ind., has acquired Fourseventy Claim Management. Fourseventy, based in Waco, Texas has a has a nationwide network of field and desk adjusters that serve residential …

Lawsuit Tests State’s Request That Insurers Be Generous With Civil Unrest Claims

A lawsuit filed by the owner of a Chicago hotel and its rooftop bar will put to test a request by the Illinois Insurance Department that insurers disregard any slowdown caused by COVID-19 when calculating business income lost due to …

Insurer Travelers’ Profit Beats Estimates on Investment Gains, Fewer Claims

Property and casualty insurer Travelers Cos Inc reported a jump in quarterly profit that beat analysts’ estimates on Thursday, helped by an increase in returns from investments and lower catastrophe claims. Travelers reported a core income of $1.26 billion, or …

Some in the GOP Parrot Far-Right Talk of a Coming Civil War

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — War-like imagery has begun spreading in Republican circles after the attack on the U.S. Capitol by a mob of President Donald Trump’s supporters, with some elected officials and party leaders rejecting pleas to tone down rhetoric …

House Democrats Urge FAA to Work to Avoid Civil Unrest on Flights

WASHINGTON — Two senior House Democrats overseeing aviation issues urged the head of the Federal Aviation Administration on Monday to work with U.S. airlines to prevent civil unrest from jeopardizing safety, according to a letter seen by Reuters. Representative Peter …

Statehouses in U.S. Shut After Trump Rioters Storm Capitol

Violent and chaotic protests at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday led several states to close their own legislative buildings, though protests outside Washington remained mostly peaceful. Hundreds of supporters of President Donald Trump broke through the gates of the Washington …

Assault on U.S. Capitol a Spark, but No Catastrophic Property Losses Yet

Commercial property insurers who are already edgy after suffering historic losses from civil unrest got another jolt Wednesday when pro-Trump protestors smashed windows to gain entry into the U.S. Capitol. But there’s “a lot of mileage” between the Washington D.C. …

Four Charged with Arson in Separate Attacks in Minn. and Wash.

Four men have been charged with arson for fires set as part of separate political protests: Three in Minnesota and a fourth in Washington state. The three Minnesota men were indicted on federal arson charges in connection with fires that …

Police and National Guard React to Unruly Protests in Four States

Post-election tensions spawned clashes between police and demonstrators in Minneapolis, Portland, Ore., Seattle and New York City Wednesday and Thursday. In Minneapolis, law enforcement officers arrested more than 600 demonstrators who marched onto an interstate in Minneapolis Wednesday night protesting …