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Carfax, Topa and UCAR Make Announcements

Carfax Releases Total Loss Valuation Tool Carfax has released a total loss valuation service that is available through its web portal, CarfaxForClaims.com. The new product helps adjusters considering total-loss claims determine a vehicle’s unique pre-accident value using Carfax’s “History-Based Value, …

Mass Shootings in the Workplace are Rare and Puzzling

A postal worker on disability retirement for psychological issues returned to her workplace years later and killed six people. A Connecticut beer delivery worker irate over being forced to resign opened fire as he was being escorted out of the …

Misplaced Trust Leaves Business Owners Coping with Workplace Thefts

About the photo: Deb and Kevin Durken pose for a photo in their store The Boot Shack in St. Cloud, Minn. The bookkeeper for the Durken’s store forged checks and stole an estimated $225,000 over 10 years, Deb says. NEW …

U.S. Reopens Doctor Data Access, With Some Caveats

The U.S. government reopened public access to a database of malpractice claims and damages paid by doctors, with new restrictions that would prohibit using it in any way to identify the physicians. Consumer advocates and journalism groups for the past …

Time Zone Database Has New Home After Lawsuit

The organization in charge of the Internet’s address system is taking over a database widely used by computers and websites to keep track of time zones around the world. The transition to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, …