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The World’s Biggest Tech Companies Are No Longer Just American
China’s Alibaba and Tencent have rocketed this year to become global investor darlings, inching up on Facebook and Amazon, as their sway in China grows.

POSTED AUGUST 18, 2017 3:10 AM
A 2:15 Alarm, 2 Trains and a Bus Get Her to Work by 7 A.M.
Like many in the housing-starved San Francisco region, Sheila James has moved far inland, gaining affordable space at the price of a brutal commute.

POSTED AUGUST 17, 2017 7:43 PM
Sharing the Pie: Trump Says More Jobs Will Help Race Relations. If Only It Were So Simple.
Racial attitudes don’t jump around with the economy, and well-being is about more than jobs.

POSTED AUGUST 18, 2017 9:00 AM
Thanks to a Shopping Spree, Japan Is Looking Up. It May Not Last.
Typically tightfisted Japanese consumers have helped power a surprising economic uptick, but many experts say the boom might just be temporary.

POSTED AUGUST 18, 2017 9:44 AM
In China, Your Company’s Name Can’t Be a Mouthful
Corporate names now must meet certain criteria on taste, political sensitivity and even length to win approval, according to new official guidelines.

POSTED AUGUST 18, 2017 10:40 AM
For Uber, a Quiet Investor Becomes a Sudden Thorn
Benchmark, a venerable Silicon Valley start-up investor, is caught in a bitter public brawl with Uber’s co-founder, Travis Kalanick. It’s an unusual position for the firm.

POSTED AUGUST 18, 2017 4:15 AM
Fair Game: He Didn’t Need the Insurance, or the Ruined Credit Report
Allan Dunlap was among 800,000 Wells Fargo borrowers wrongly charged for auto coverage. The bank admits errors, but he’s had to fight to be made whole.

POSTED AUGUST 18, 2017 9:00 AM
The Case Some Executives Made for Sticking With Trump
As the president’s advisory councils were disbanding, a few corporate chieftains made a case in terms of business self-interest, patriotism and pragmatism.

POSTED AUGUST 18, 2017 1:36 AM
Mediator: Where Is the Line? Deadly Protest Forces Media to Decide
In the wake of a tragedy, the media universe is grappling with an issue it has avoided for years.

POSTED AUGUST 18, 2017 12:32 AM
Morning Agenda: A Quiet Investor in Public Fight at Uber
The venture capital firm Benchmark spent years as a low-profile backer of start-ups. Now, it’s trying to challenge Uber.

POSTED AUGUST 18, 2017 9:48 AM

News – Insurance Journal

Global Insured H1 Losses from Natural, Man-Made Disasters Were $23B: Swiss Re
Global insured losses from natural catastrophes and man-made disasters in the first half of 2017 totaled US$23 billion, while economic losses during the same period came to US$44 billion – an indication of the extent of the protection gap that …

POSTED AUGUST 18, 2017 10:16 AM
XL Catlin Taps Willis Towers Watson’s Piper as UK Client & Distribution Director
XL Catlin announced the appointment of Louise Piper as UK Client and Distribution director, effective Sept. 1, 2017. In this role, Piper will be responsible for working with brokers and clients to ensure that XL Catlin continues to provide the …

POSTED AUGUST 18, 2017 8:06 AM
Group Led by Yunfeng Financial to Buy MassMutual’s Asia Unit for $1.7B
A group led by Yunfeng Financial Group Ltd., the company backed by billionaire Jack Ma, agreed to buy an Asian unit from Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. to add insurance products to the array of financial services it offers to …

POSTED AUGUST 18, 2017 7:46 AM
UK-EU Post-Brexit Trade Deal ‘Desirable but Not Essential’: Report
A UK trade deal with the European Union after Brexit is desirable but not essential, the Institute of Economic Affairs said, in support of Prime Minister Theresa May’s repeated assertion that no deal is better than a bad deal. Britain …

POSTED AUGUST 18, 2017 6:36 AM
5 Suspected Terrorists Shot Dead by Police After Barcelona’s Deadly Attack
Five suspected terrorists were killed by police and six civilians were injured in a confrontation in a town south of Barcelona, hours after 13 people died when a van rampaged down the city’s iconic Las Ramblas avenue. One Catalan police …

POSTED AUGUST 18, 2017 5:30 AM
5 Reasons Cyber Security Is Failing and What P/C Insurers Can Do About It
Businesses are spending a small fortune on cyber security but what they are doing is not working very well, according to a cyber security expert who sees the insurance industry as a key to improving the situation. “We have a …

POSTED AUGUST 18, 2017 5:00 AM
GOP Facing Resistance to State Bills Shielding Drivers Who Hit Protesters
Republican lawmakers in six states have pushed this year for legal protections for motorists who hit protesters blocking traffic. Fairly or not, they’re facing an intense backlash now that violent images of a car ramming into a crowd protesting a …

POSTED AUGUST 18, 2017 5:00 AM
Lawsuit Claims U.S. Delinquent in Enforcing Rear Passenger Seat Belt Law
A new lawsuit accuses the U.S. government of being too slow to implement rules requiring that rear seat vehicle passengers be warned when they fail to buckle their seat belts. In a complaint filed on Wednesday, two nonprofits said the …

POSTED AUGUST 18, 2017 5:00 AM
Drug Company Deflects Blame in Lawsuit Over West Virginia Opioid Crisis
A West Virginia city’s lawsuit against a drug company has led to a dispute over which is at fault in the opioid epidemic. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reported last week that one of the nation’s largest drug wholesalers is attempting to …

POSTED AUGUST 18, 2017 4:31 AM
Florida Official Pushes Back On Reports of Highway Patrol Ticket Quotas
The head of the Florida agency that oversees state’s highway patrol insists troopers don’t have ticket quotas. Terry Rhodes on Tuesday told Gov. Rick Scott and members of the state Cabinet that her agency is reminding all supervisors that quotas …

POSTED AUGUST 18, 2017 4:21 AM

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