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Lloyd’s of London Ditches Plan to Create its Own Electronic Exchanges

LONDON — Lloyd’s of London has dropped ambitious plans to set up its own electronic exchanges and will work with other existing platforms to speed up the underwriting process and cut costs, the commercial insurance market said on Thursday. Lloyd’s …

Retail Therapy, Last Pints: England Readies for New Lockdown

LONDON — Last-minute shoppers in England were out in force Wednesday and thirsty drinkers planned their final freshly poured pints in a pub for the next month as Britain prepared to join large swathes of Europe in a coronavirus lockdown …

Working Virtually? Swap Skyrises For Ocean Views, Says Bermuda

HAMILTON, Bermuda — When the coronavirus pandemic hit and office workers were asked to work remotely, Abbie Shepherd saw it as an opportunity to swap London’s skyrises for something more exotic. Shepherd, who is chief of staff at Cameo, which …

Hail, High Water and Lockdown: Europe’s Fruit Growers Prepare For Tough Harvest

PARIS/LONDON, July 31 — Europe’s been eating more fruit under lockdown, by all accounts. The problem is, it could struggle to find people to pick it. The region’s growers are preparing for upcoming summer and autumn harvests of apples, pears …

Protests Hammer U.S. Cities Still Recovering From Lockdown

The reopening of America was always going to be fraught, with competing fears of new virus outbreaks and economic meltdown. Now cities across the nation, from New York to Chicago to Los Angeles, are reeling from unrest that could worsen …

New Jersey, Other States, Work to Fight Virus Misinformation

TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey’s top homeland security official received nearly nonstop calls in early March from grocery chains, trucking companies and other logistics firms wanting to know if rumors of an impending national lockdown were true. They weren’t, and …

At Senior Home, Staff Stays Put 24-7 to Stop Virus Spread

ATLANTA — As girls, Nadia Williams and her sister spent countless hours imagining their weddings. Now 30, Williams helped her younger sibling plan her big day, but when it came on Friday, she couldn’t be at her side as maid …

Discounts May Help Cure U.S. Auto Market’s Coronavirus Hangover

Texas auto dealer Hayden Elder says March was his worst month in 42 years selling cars thanks to the coronavirus, but April brought days that were “almost normal” and he expects bigger customer discounts to help him sell more Dodge …

Insurers Feel the Heat as Chefs, Trump Join Calls for Payouts

LONDON/NEW YORK — Daniel Duckett, owner of the Lazy Claire patisserie in Belfast, was hoping for an insurance payout of up to 100,000 pounds ($123,460.00) to cover losses during the coronavirus lockdown. Now he fears for the future as he …

Claims Pros Can Help Business Clients Proactively Mitigate COVID-19 Risk

Businesses across the country have been forced to temporarily close or adjust operations in compliance with stay-at-home orders and social distancing regulations as government leaders strive to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Some industries have been impacted more than others, …