Montana Jury Awards $4.3M in Train Crash Lawsuit

A Cascade County, Mont. jury has awarded $4.3 million in damages to a BNSF Railway employee who was injured in a July 2011 train collision caused by a switching error. The Great Falls Tribune reported conductor Michael Schnittgen was injured … Continue reading


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$28M Verdict Upheld in Wyoming Carbon Monoxide Case

A federal judge has upheld a jury’s $28.2 million damage award to a woman who suffered a permanent brain injury from carbon monoxide poisoning due to a faulty furnace in the apartment she was renting in Casper, Wyo. Amber Lompe … Continue reading


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Big Money Spent on South Dakota Doctor Choice Ads

Activists on both sides of the “any willing provider” ballot measure that would give South Dakota patients more choice of in-network doctors say the issue is too complicated for sound bites, but have still spent more than $560,000 on television … Continue reading


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Ohio Workers’ Comp Bureau: Rates for Local Governments Falling

Ohio public employers applauded an average 9.1 percent reduction in workers’ compensation rates for local governments that was approved by the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) Board of Directors. The new rates covering 3,800 cities, counties, townships, villages, schools … Continue reading


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Labour row: Salmond blames Miliband

26 October 2014 Last updated at 00:10 Ms Lamont quit her role saying colleagues at Westminster had made her position ‘untenable’ Ed Miliband is to blame for Johann Lamont quitting as leader of the Scottish Labour Party, Alex Salmond has … Continue reading


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‘Record number’ of low-paid Britons

26 October 2014 Last updated at 00:00 A record five million UK workers are now in low-paid jobs, research from a think tank suggests. Those earning less than two thirds of median hourly pay – equivalent to £7.69 an hour … Continue reading


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Man held after Edinburgh incident

26 October 2014 Last updated at 04:22 A man has been detained after an incident in Edinburgh which led to part of the city centre being cordoned off for several hours, police have said. Officers investigating a motorbike theft were … Continue reading


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Inmate planned escape with hostage

26 October 2014 Last updated at 01:57 The Ministry of Justice said a “very basic description” of the prison interior was found Detailed plans to kidnap a prison officer in a bid to escape from the Isle of Wight Prison, … Continue reading


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25 European banks set to fail health checks: sources

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – A group of 25 banks have failed European health checks, while up to 10 of those continue to have a capital shortfall, two people familiar with the matter said on Friday, providing a snapshot of the health … Continue reading


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Ford’s lower profit beats estimates; sales down on F-150 launch

DETROIT (Reuters) – Ford Motor Co on Friday reported a 34 percent drop in third-quarter profit, and revenue fell due to the cost of introducing the F-150 pickup truck. Ford, which affirmed its full-year profit outlook, said earnings suffered from … Continue reading


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Deutsche Bank lawyer found dead by suicide in New York

BERLIN (Reuters) – A senior Deutsche Bank regulatory lawyer has been found dead in New York after committing suicide, New York City officials said on Saturday. Calogero Gambino, 41, was found on the morning of Oct. 20 at his home … Continue reading


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ECB faces test of its own as Europe braces for landmark banking review

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – After putting the euro zone’s top 130 banks through their paces, the European Central Bank will face a test of its own on Sunday – will its landmark health check succeed in convincing investors the region’s lenders … Continue reading


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