Vermont Ski Resort Fatalities Rise This Year

Six people have died on Vermont’s ski slopes this season, an increase over previous years. Three of the deaths involved resort visitors who were killed in accidents: two in crashes into trees, and one after falling into deep snow, according …

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1 Killed¸ 26 Injured In Tour Bus Collision In Mojave Desert

One person was killed and 26 others were injured Monday when a charter bus collided with two vehicles on 58 in the ¸ authorities said. The 2007 bus from A&F Tours in Arcadia was traveling east on the highway just after 12 p.m. when “for reasons unknown” it moved into the westbound lanes and crashed head-on into a Subaru Outback and a Chevy Spark¸ said Officer Brian Benson¸ a spokesman for the in Barstow. The bus¸ which was carrying 26 people¸ overturned and landed upright¸ he said. The driver of the white Subaru suffered major injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene¸ he said.

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Wyoming Agency Says Patients Have Right to Know About Unsterile Surgical Tools

A hospital in Lander, Wyo., should inform patients who had surgery between December 2013 and October 2016 that they could have been exposed to non-sterile surgical instruments, the state health department said. Officials with the Wyoming Department of Health say …

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Mardi Gras Crash Suspect’s Blood Alcohol Level Nearly Triple the Limit

The driver accused of plowing into a crowd enjoying a parade in , La., had a blood alcohol level nearly three times the legal limit, police said. The Police Department issued a statement identifying the …

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Small Plane Crashes Into Two California Homes

A small plane crashed into two houses in Riverside¸ Calif.¸ Monday evening¸ killing at least fou person and injuring two others. The Cessna 310 aircraft crashed shortly after taking off from . The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said the plane was bound for . Riverside Fire Chief Michael Moore said the Cessna’s occupants¸ a husband¸ wife and three teenagers¸ were returning to on Monday after a weekend cheerleading conference at Disneyland. Moore says one of the teenagers¸ a girl¸ was thrown from the plane on impact and had only minor injuries.

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The connected future is growing, but so is the risk

The past few years have shown an uneven (yet inevitable) transition to a more internet-connected lifestyle. As is often the case with transformative change, these advances also involve risk.

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Tech-savvy pirates bring new threats to shipping industry

Pirates are more technologically aware than you might think.

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5 reasons to be an actuary as a career

Most people think of actuaries as boring mathematicians, holed up in their offices, with calculators and computers. But an actuarial career in the casualty insurance industry is so much more!

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IICF’s new Philadelphia chapter announces inaugural fundraising event

The Philadelphia chapter of The Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation ()’s Northeast Division today announced its inaugural fundraising event will be held on March 30 at Fado Irish Pub on Locust Street.

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New Wyoming City Gunfight Regulations Designed to Prevent Future Injuries

New guidelines have been developed for the popular summertime Cody, Wyo., gunfight shows in response to an accident that left three spectators wounded during a performance last year. The new guidelines developed by Cody Police Chief Chuck Baker require a …

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Montana Bill Aims to Restrict Media From Publishing Accident Photos

Tears welled as recounted Friday how she learned that the love of her life had perished in a traffic accident. Social media delivered her the news on that fateful day last month when her local newspaper published a …

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5 key facts about small business auto insurance coverage

If you use a car or other motor vehicle in your small business, do you have the right coverage?

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Takata’s guilty plea accepted for deadly air bag fraud

Takata pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud for misleading automakers about the safety of its exploding air bags, which have been linked to at least 17 deaths worldwide.

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‘Days are numbered’ for traditional brokers

An international industry head has warned traditional brokers that their days are numbered as changes continue to sweep the market

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QBE announces new exec

Following the shock departure of an industry veteran, insurer announces replacement

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Government launches cyber centre

Move follows legislative changes which could see cyber insurance policies become a must-buy

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Bushfire-hit communities to receive disaster assistance

Assistance will be sent to seven local areas to aid their recovery

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QBE combats rising car theft using telematics

Partnership uses a real-time tracking technology to recover stolen vehicles and apprehend car thieves

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Who’s using what in the insurance industry: Feb. 27, 2017

News from PCIS, RiskMatch, , ISCS and more.

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Ex-CFO of Bankrupt Enron Offers D&O Lessons From Accounting’s ‘Gray’ Areas

, former chief financial officer () of ., a now-defunct energy trading company swept up in a massive fraud scandal in the early 2000s, warned a room full of directors and officers (D&O) underwriters that some companies today …

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