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Southern Illinois Village at Risk if no FEMA Levee Approval

PRAIRIE DU ROCHER, Ill. — The fate of a Mississippi River levee that’s awaiting a decision on federal accreditation could put a southern Illinois village at risk of destructive flooding, the village president says. If the levee in Prairie du …

Lessons from Fintech Applied to Insurtech

I’ve seen this story before. Having worked in fintech since 2005, I witnessed the fintech wave forming, cresting, and eventually crashing into the financial ecosystem. If there is a fraternal twin to banking, it’s the insurance industry. Both industries are …

Fatal Lion Attack Nets 3 ‘Serious’ Violations for Center

RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina labor officials have cited an animal sanctuary for safety violations after a lion fatally mauled a 22-year old intern last December. The state Occupational Safety and Health Division issued a citation Thursday for three “serious” …

New Tool for Comparing Workers’ Comp Laws Across U.S. and Canada

A tool for researching and understanding the distinctions among workers’ compensation laws in all U.S. states and certain Canadian provinces is now available from the International Association of Accident Boards and Commissions (IAIABC) and the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI). …

President Signs Pipeline Safety, Airport Security Laws

President Barack Obama has signed legislation to toughen oil and gas pipeline regulations and another to ease airport security procedures for members of the military on official travel. The president signed the legislation Tuesday as part of a post-holiday, back-to-business …

Senator Blocks Pipeline Safety Bill on Principle

A single senator is using his power to block legislation that would toughen safety regulations for pipelines even though the pipeline industry, safety advocates and even companies in his state support the measure. Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky hasn’t …

FAA to Increase Checks of Glider Flights in Hawaii

The Federal Aviation Administration is stepping up enforcement of flight regulations of powered hang gliders in Hawaii. A stricter surveillance plan was announced Friday by officials in the wake of several recent crashes. Nick Reyes, FAA western-Pacific flight standards manager, …

China Orders Death Penalty in Deadly Food Scandals

China’s supreme court has ordered judges across the country to issue harsher sentences, including the death penalty, to people convicted of food safety violations as the government struggles to clean up the nation’s food supply after repeated scandals. The Supreme …