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Analysts Predict Trouble Ahead for Personal Auto as Claims Volume Returns to Normal

Insurers are making a bundle on personal auto because claims have plummeted, but the long-term outlook for the line isn’t so rosy, analysts say. Fitch Ratings last week reported that the short-term performance for auto insurers is “unsustainable, and we …

Berkshire Hathaway Likely to Post First Losses in More Than a Decade

The insurance business has been good to Warren Buffett. For decades, his stable of carriers at Berkshire Hathaway Inc. have provided him billions of dollars to invest. They’ve also turned an underwriting profit every year since 2002. That streak could …