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States with Best, Worst Home Flood Damage Disclosure Laws
In 21 states, home sellers are not required by law to disclose to buyers whether their home has ever flooded or whether they will be required to purchase flood insurance, according to an analysis by the Natural Resources Defense Council …

POSTED AUGUST 16, 2018 6:49 PM
Apparent Natural Gas Explosion in Denver Injures 9
Nine people were injured, one critically, by an apparent natural gas explosion in Denver on Aug. 14, firefighters said. Capt. Greg Pixley, a spokesman for the Denver Fire Department, said seven bystanders were treated for minor injuries and released after …

POSTED AUGUST 16, 2018 6:23 PM
Experts: Cost of Hail Damage Will Continue to Rise
Hailstorms inflict billions of dollars in damage yearly in North America alone, and the cost will rise as the growing population builds more homes, offices and factories, according to climate and weather experts who spoke at a conference in Colorado …

POSTED AUGUST 16, 2018 6:18 PM
Why Insurers Should Love, Not Fear, Amazon: Viewpoint
Whenever Amazon.com Inc. eyes expansion into a new industry, the stalwarts of that space shudder. A Reuters report on Thursday that the e-commerce giant has been talking to insurers about introducing a price comparison website in the U.K. was no …

POSTED AUGUST 16, 2018 6:00 PM
Lingering Texas Drought Has Ranchers Reducing Herds
A growing number of Texas ranchers and farmers are trimming their livestock, or selling them altogether, as the persistent drought has eliminated water supplies and forage for the animals. Some landowners describe a boom-and-bust cycle playing out with increasing frequency …

POSTED AUGUST 16, 2018 4:45 PM
New Specialty Offering from HUB Targets Cannabis Producers, Distributors, Retailers
Global insurance brokerage Hub International Limited (HUB) has formed a comprehensive cannabis insurance and risk services offering under its Agribusiness & Farm Specialty Practice. The new offering is designed to reduce risks in all aspects of operations for medical and …

POSTED AUGUST 16, 2018 4:39 PM
Survivor of Missouri Duck Boat Sinking Wants Them Banned
An Indiana woman whose husband and three children died when a duck boat sank last month in Missouri said she hopes to save lives by backing an effort to ban the amphibious tourist boats. Tia Coleman, speaking through tears during …

POSTED AUGUST 16, 2018 4:37 PM
Ohio Workers’ Comp Bureau to Help Buy Bulletproof Vests for Law Enforcement
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says the state’s injured worker fund is setting aside a portion of its safety grant funding to help local police agencies pay for bulletproof vests. The Republican gubernatorial nominee advanced the plan Tuesday. It follows …

POSTED AUGUST 16, 2018 4:34 PM
Kroger to Pilot Self-Driving Grocery Delivery in Arizona
Kroger Co. is bringing self-driving grocery delivery to Arizona. The largest grocery chain in the U.S. will start delivering groceries in autonomous-capable Toyota Prius cars starting Aug. 16 at a Fry’s Food Stores location it owns in Scottsdale. To start, …

POSTED AUGUST 16, 2018 4:32 PM
FBI: Lower Mississippi River Ports, South Louisiana Vulnerable to Cyber Threats
Giant cranes loading and unloading gargantuan barges. Oil tankers, supply vessels and pipelines serving a vital energy industry. Flood control structures. Chemical plants. Cruise ships. Drinking water sources. All computer-reliant and tied in some way to the internet. All of …

POSTED AUGUST 16, 2018 4:30 PM

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