Insurance Department Recovers $4.4M for North Dakotans

The North Dakota Insurance Department says it helped residents recover or save nearly $4.4 million last year. The department says the money was recovered on behalf of North Dakota residents through its hotline, complaints filed by consumers against insurance companies … Continue reading


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Oklahoma Ridesharing Bill Passes Senate Without Discrimination Protections

A bill that sets up a regulatory framework in Oklahoma for ridesharing programs such as Uber and Lyft passed the state Senate, but not before a provision protecting gay and transgender passengers from discrimination was removed. The version of the … Continue reading


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Ratings of Illinois-Based Specialty Risk of America Downgraded

A.M. Best has downgraded the financial strength rating (FSR) to B+ (Good) from B++ (Good) and the issuer credit rating (ICR) to “bbb-” from “bbb+” of Specialty Risk of America (SPRISKA) in Springfield, Ill. The outlook for the ICR remains negative, while the … Continue reading


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Arkansas Plaintiffs Want Order Dismissing Exxon Oil-Spill Lawsuit Vacated

Plaintiffs are urging a federal judge in Little Rock, Ark., to vacate his order dismissing a class-action lawsuit against Exxon Mobil, claiming the oil giant suppressed evidence in the case. The lawsuit, filed over a 2013 oil spill in a … Continue reading


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UK monitoring French nuclear issue

Safety concerns have been raised about the nuclear reactor at Flamanville in Normandy … Continue Reading »


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Son sought over double family murder

Peter Fox is described as white, between 5ft 2in and 5ft 5in tall, with short dark hair and brown eyes … Continue Reading »


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Miliband plans wage abuse task force

A Labour government would set up a task force to target firms who encourage low skilled migration and undermine the minimum wage, Ed Miliband has said. The unit would slap heavier fines on firms that exploit low paid workers, the … Continue reading


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Six released in Syria ‘terror’ probe

Nine Britons were detained by Turkish security forces as they allegedly tried to cross into Syria … Continue Reading »


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Grilled: Lexus seeks design edge over premium rivals

By Norihiko Shirouzu BEIJING (Reuters) – Big may be beautiful, but Toyota Motor Corp’s global design chief is betting that edgy is the way to go for the Japanese automaker’s premium Lexus brand, specifically its signature ‘spindle grille’ design.     … Continue reading


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Deutsche Bank leans toward limited revamp with Postbank sale: sources

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Deutsche Bank (DBKGn.DE) will sell Postbank (DPBGn.DE) but keep a pared back own-brand retail business in the overhaul plan currently favored by management, sources familiar with the internal discussions at Germany’s biggest lender said. Only two management … Continue reading


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Taurus revamp debuts in China as Ford counters U.S. sedan slump

SHANGHAI/DETROIT (Reuters) – Ford Motor Co’s (F.N) global premiere of its redesigned Taurus sedan in China underscores a shift in its U.S. home market from the big sedan to roomier, utilitarian crossover SUVs. There’s a similar trend in China, the … Continue reading


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Russia denies German report it is ready to sign gas deal with Greece

MOSCOW/BERLIN (Reuters) – Russia denied on Saturday a German media report suggesting that it could sign a gas pipeline deal with Greece as early as Tuesday which could bring up to five billion euros into Athens’ depleted state coffers. German … Continue reading


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