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Some Determined to Stay Even as Florida Sinkhole Grows Wider

The Florida sinkhole that swallowed two homes last week isn’t getting any deeper, but it’s getting wider, officials said Wednesday – and one resident who’s back home after being evacuated is vowing to stay unless the hole consumes her house. …

Risk Experts Say Candidates’ Focus on Wrong Hazards

It’s a scary world out there, risk experts agree, but they say Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton often focus on the wrong dangers – fixing on hazards that are unlikely, or unlikely to cause massive pain. The Associated Press asked …

CSC Forms Insurance Cybersecurity Advisory Council

CSC, a provider of technology-enabled services, announced the establishment of the Insurance Cybersecurity Advisory Council for life insurance and annuity providers and property/casualty insurers to facilitate the development of best practices and technology strategies that effectively mitigate the risk of …

Severe Winds Hammer Scotland

Police in Scotland are warning people to stay off the roads as winds battering the country are expected to strengthen. Gusts of up to 85 miles per hour (137 kph) have forced schools to shut and disrupted transport, canceling trains …

Employers Pay Workers More Where Sexual Harassment Risk Exists: Study

Female workers are six times more likely than male workers to experience sexual harassment on the job, according to a report out of Vanderbilt University in Nashville. Vanderbilt University economist Joni Hersch has calculated the first measures of sexual harassment …

Kansas Earthquake Risk Rated Low

When it comes to the threat of damage and chaos from disasters in Kansas, earthquakes rank nearly at the bottom of the state’s list of concerns. Earthquakes rank 21st out of 22 potential hazards listed in the official state response …

Chartis Launches Reputational Risk Insurance

ReputationGuard, an insurance policy providing innovative coverage to help policyholders cope with reputational threats has been developed by Chartis’ Executive Liability division. The policy delivers the benefit of both access to world-class reputation and crisis communications professionals as well as …

Jewelry Industry to Self-Regulate on Toxic Cadmium

Efforts by the jewelry industry to voluntarily limit the toxic metal cadmium in children’s trinkets are finally coming together. Because the limits are voluntary, there is no automatic penalty if jewelry exceeds them. Federal regulators will, however, use the limits …

Mortgages at Risk if U.S. Flood Program Expires

The federal program that insures homes against flood damage expires next Friday and is at risk of not being renewed, even as an early fall storm threatens to inundate much of the northeastern United States yet again. Industry executives say …

Nevada Air Race Has Raised Alarm in Past Over Danger

It’s like an Indianapolis 500 in the sky. Thrill-seeking pilots zoom by at speeds up to 500 mph (800 kph) as spectators “ooh” and “aah” at the site of jets, vintage planes and high-performance aircraft whizzing past with their wingtips …