Insurers Sending ‘Consent to Rate’ Letters to North Carolina Homeowners

North Carolina homeowners are being told to pay higher insurance premiums or risk losing their coverage under a law that allows companies to pay more than the state has approved. The StarNews of Wilmington reported insurance companies are sending “consent … Continue reading


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5 Risk Management Tips for the NFL Just in Time for Super Bowl

It’s been a rough year for American football. The National Football League has been plagued with a series of scandals. Commissioner Roger Goodell frequently seems befuddled, and it’s hard to discern any “plan” by the NFL other than to lawyer-up … Continue reading


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BP Witness Praises Oil Spill Response at Fines Trial

BP Plc “conducted an extraordinarily effective response” to the 2010 Gulf of Mexico spill, the company’s first witness testified Monday as the oil producer sought to minimize potential pollution fines. BP immediately mobilized people and equipment and recovered spilled oil … Continue reading


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Supreme Court Backs Employer on Retirees’ Pay for Health Benefits

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday sided with a company that amended a collective bargaining agreement to force retirees to pay toward healthcare costs, throwing out a lower-court ruling that favored the former employees who objected to the change. On … Continue reading


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Top Rainmaker Leaves Kirkland for Paul Weiss

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Mortgage Rates Unchanged Amid Lack of Motivation

Mortgage rates were unchanged in most cases today, though some lenders were microscopically higher or lower compared to last Friday.  Any attempts at more meaningful market movement were seen in the overnight trading hours in Asia and Europe.  Rates stood … Continue reading


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Gross murder suspect ‘faced charge’

27 January 2015 Last updated at 13:47 An iPhone cover thought to belong to Alice was found hidden in Zalkalns’ garden Charges would have been brought against Alice Gross murder suspect Arnis Zalkalns if he had lived, police say. The … Continue reading


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Glitter testifies at abuse trial

27 January 2015 Last updated at 13:20 Former singer Gary Glitter has begun giving evidence at his trial for an alleged string of historical sex offences against young girls. Gary Glitter, 70, – whose real name is Paul Gadd – … Continue reading


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Leaders in ‘100 days to go’ battle

27 January 2015 Last updated at 13:20 Mr Miliband said the NHS faced a bleak future under another Conservative-led government Ed Miliband has set out Labour’s “10-year plan” for the NHS including longer home visits by social care workers as … Continue reading


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UK economic growth hits 2.6% in 2014

27 January 2015 Last updated at 11:16 The UK’s economy grew by 2.6% last year, the fastest pace since 2007 and up from 1.7% in 2013, official figures have shown. Figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) showed the … Continue reading


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Mixed earnings, Greek jitters fuel global market caution

By Lionel Laurent LONDON (Reuters) – The euro rose and shares slipped in Europe on Tuesday as mixed corporate earnings and concerns over Greece kept investors cautious ahead of a busy week which will include the first policy meeting of … Continue reading


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Russia announces anti-crisis plan after rating downgrade

MOSCOW (AP) — After a top ratings agency cut Russia’s credit grade to “junk” status, the government in Moscow on Tuesday announced a plan that will see the economy return to a budget surplus in 2017. Standard Poor’s downgraded Russia’s … Continue reading


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