Texas Coast on Alert Due to Rising Sea, Hurricane Threat

has lived with hurricanes all his life. The Houston Chronicle reports he was 14 when inundated in 1961. He evacuated as barreled toward the coast in 2005, then rode out the devastating …

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58% off LOOP Worldwide Travel Adapter with Dual USB Charging Ports – Deal Alert

Power and charge in over 150 Countries with US UK EU & AUS/CHINA Plugs. This adapter works in Canada, Russia, Asia, Central America, South America and the Middle East to name a few. Dual USB charging ports for simultaneously charging your USB devices as well. A 6-amp fuse (and built-in spare fuse) is included, as well as an 18-month warranty. LOOP’s travel adapter averages 4 out of 5 stars on Amazon from over 580 people (read reviews). It’s $39.95 list price has been reduced a generous 58% to just $16.75. To learn more, or to take advantage of this discount, hop over to Amazon.

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Chubb names cyber risk manager for Europe

Chubb has appointed Kyle Bryant to the newly created role of regional cyber manager, Europe. Mr Bryant will be tasked with bringing together Chubb’s dedicated local cyber expertise across its European region into a single practice. This will ensure a consistent proposition for Chubb’s local broker partners and clients while delivering enhanced insight and support to them from…

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Citing Fraud¸ Florida Insurers Raise Property Insurance Rates

Although a major hurricane hasn’t unleashed its full fury on Florida in more than a decade¸ property rates are climbing statewide because of another kind of storm — abuse. Insurers continue to face major challenges due to abuse¸ shrinking their profits and driving up their rates. Those challenges are of heightened concern as another hurricane season approaches that’s expected to be busy¸ with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration expecting five to nine hurricanes to form. The Atlantic season runs from June 1 to Nov. 30.

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BrandPost: SAP Digital Business Framework: A digital platform for live business

Digital transformation has been the talk of the town in IT for some years now. However, it is only recently that innovative technologies and concepts such as Big Data and Analytics, Cloud, Mobile and Social Business, Artificial Intelligence, and the “Internet of Things” are turning our hyperconnected world into a huge information system that makes data an asset itself.

As a result, a new, more organic vision of how companies work successfully has evolved: The “Live Business” seamlessly connects to ecosystems of things, people, and customers and can turn information into a competitive advantage. Consequently, companies need an enterprise architecture that is able to support this kind of highly connected and constantly evolving environment. IDC has identified the building of a future-proof digital platform as one of the key recipes for success in the digital economy. The “Enterprise Digital Platform” capabilities will be linked very closely to what IDC refers to as the “3rd Platform”, which integrates new technologies with the legacy environment of business-essential, ERP- applications.

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Suspicious Fire Destroys Classic Car Collection

Firefighters were investigating a suspicious fire that destroyed three structures in the area of morning. L.A. County fire crews were on the scene at 12620 W. before 4 a.m. after witnesses reported hearing explosions around 3:30 a.m. coming from the garage on the property that houses a $1-million classic car collection. The blaze also spread to surrounding brush¸ but the flames’ forward progress was held at 3 acres by 6 a.m. and firefighters were monitoring embers to prevent hot spots from flaring up¸ according to L.A. County Fire Supervisor Robert Diaz.

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Cisco and IBM Team Up on Security

The two tech titans enter into an agreement to collaborate on technology, services, and threat intelligence.

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Evergrande’s Share-Price Rise Looks Shaky

Hong Kong-listed China Evergrande Group, the world’s most-indebted property developer, has added $15 billion to its market value this year—its shares gained 68% in May alone. What gives?

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New overseas practice for XL Catlin

Company believes practice will address local needs relating to political , credit and bond

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Growth but No Inflation Will Keep ECB Chugging Along

The trend in eurozone inflation will underline the ’s caution about exiting from its ultraloose monetary policy.

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Japan readies legislation for drones and driverless cars

In an effort to ignite its flagging commercial sector, Japan is looking to introduce legislation for the commercial use of delivery drones and driverless cars and other fintech features. The new rules will enable the use of drones for delivering consumer goods by 2020 and driverless vehicles for commercial use by 2022. In addition, Japanese lawmakers are also looking to…

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Fitch forecasts steady underwriting profit for Japan’s non-life insurers

Japan’s non-life insurers can expect to maintain a modest underwriting profit despite an expected cut in auto premiums, according to ratings agency Fitch. Auto has been a mainstay for many Japanese non-life insurers but a more prudent approach to underwriting is predicted on account of a number of likely headwinds, states Fitch in its latest report: Japan Non-life…

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Manulife waiting for official permit for Myanmar operations

Company has had an office in the area since 2014, but it’s still waiting to start business

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HDI appoints crisis management chief

Karina Rodriguez Diaz has been recruited by corporate insurer HDI Global to lead its crisis practice in Australasia. Ms Rodriguez Diaz has worked in a number of positions during a 12-year career, specialising in crisis . Prior to her latest role, she was placement manager for crisis at Aon Australia. Before taking up the position at Aon, Ms…

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Zurich NA combines specialty products unit with commercial

Zurich North America has announced it is bringing its specialty products business together with its commercial unit. The insurer said the consolidation will provide easier access to its products and services, and its global network. Paul Horgan, head of North America commercial , will lead the newly expanded unit. He will report to Mike Foley, CEO of Zurich North…

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Salvatore leaves Zurich NA to lead specialty at The Hanover

Bryan Salvatore has been appointed executive vice-president and president of specialty at The Hanover Group, effective 12 June. In this role, Mr Salvatore will lead the company’s domestic specialty business, expanding its capabilities to help the company’s agent partners capitalise on the increasing opportunities in the specialty business, The Hanover said. Mr Salvatore joins The Hanover after 20 years…

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Know these covered losses and exclusions after a collapse

After part of a commercial building or residence collapses, you have to determine the cause of the loss to determine the coverage.

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Property damage estimates totaled $51.5 billion in 2016

Fire damage averaged $45,482.

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Hartford insurance must face Calif. ‘lowballing’ class action

California policyholders claim the insurer routinely underpays for damaged property by depreciating items not subject to such reductions under their policies or state law.

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Why Investors Get Mixed Up in Venezuelan Debt

Goldman Sachs Asset is being criticized for buying Venezuelan debt. Still, there are reasons why investors load up on such bonds

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