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McDonald’s Employees’ Suit Claims Store Redesign Abets Workplace Violence
McDonald’s Corp. employees on Thursday sued the fast food giant and several of its franchisees in Chicago over a store redesign that staffers say has made it easier for angry customers to leap over the counter and attack them. The …

POSTED NOVEMBER 22, 2019 6:00 AM
Disappointed Fans Lose Fight Over Mayweather-Pacquiao Boxing Match
A U.S. appeals court on Thursday said boxing fans who felt cheated after learning that Manny Pacquiao had been injured before fighting Floyd Mayweather Jr. cannot pursue class-action litigation because the 2015 welterweight bout dubbed the “Fight of the Century” …

POSTED NOVEMBER 22, 2019 6:00 AM
Uber Audio, Video Recording of Trips for Safety Raises Privacy Worries
Uber Technologies Inc. is adding video and audio recording for more trips — a move designed to make the service safer and help settle disputes, but which has triggered privacy concerns about the personal information the ride-hailing giant collects. Uber …

POSTED NOVEMBER 22, 2019 6:00 AM
Report Urges Insurers to Eye Impact of Climate Change on Underwriting, Investments
Insurers can no longer put off addressing the impact of climate change on their underwriting, pricing, and investment decisions, as well as their bottom lines, a recent analysis from Deloitte asserts. “The escalating frequency and severity of extreme weather-related events …

POSTED NOVEMBER 21, 2019 8:51 PM
Trump Signs Month-Long Government Funding That Includes Flood Insurance Program
President Donald Trump signed legislation on Thursday that will extend funding for a wide range of federal agencies through Dec. 20 and avoid partial government shutdowns that otherwise would have begun on Friday. An administration official said Trump signed the …

POSTED NOVEMBER 21, 2019 7:21 PM
In Wake of North Dakota Spill, Congress Wants Review of Keystone Pipeline
Top U.S. House Democrats have called for a federal review of the Keystone pipeline and the agency that regulates it in the wake of 383,000-gallon (1.4-million-liter) spill in northeastern North Dakota, the latest of three spills along the line in …

POSTED NOVEMBER 21, 2019 5:50 PM
Oklahoma High Court: Cities May Regulate Medical Marijuana
The Oklahoma Supreme Court has ruled that cities may approve some regulations of the medical marijuana industry. The court has dismissed an appeal by the city of Broken Arrow in a case filed by marijuana grower Austin Miller. Miller said …

POSTED NOVEMBER 21, 2019 5:37 PM
Arthur J. Gallagher Subsidiary, Artex Risk, Acquires Texas’ EWI Re
Artex Risk Solutions Inc., a captive and alternative risk transfer specialist subsidiary of Rolling Meadows, Illinois-based global insurance brokerage, risk management and consulting services firm, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., has acquired EWI Re Inc., headquartered in Dallas. Terms of …

POSTED NOVEMBER 21, 2019 5:35 PM
Mexicans Sue Walmart Over Deadly Texas Shooting
Ten Mexican citizens have sued Walmart over the shooting at a store in the U.S. border town of El Paso, Texas, that killed eight Mexicans and left eight more injured, saying that Walmart did not do enough to protect its …

POSTED NOVEMBER 21, 2019 5:33 PM
Iowa’s Premier Advisors Acquired by Accel Holdings
Accel Wealth Management LLC, a financial services division of Accel Holdings Inc., has acquired Premier Advisors LLC, an independent financial management consulting firm located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The Accel Group, an independent insurance agency, has offices in Cedar Falls, …

POSTED NOVEMBER 21, 2019 5:03 PM

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