Posts From the monthly archives: "March 2016"

A judge’s ruling that MetLife Inc. is not “too big to fail” opens up an opportunity for insurer American International Group Inc. to seek an exemption from the tag, AIG Chief Executive Peter Hancock said on CNBC on Thursday. However, … Read More Read more here:: Insurance Journal     &nbsp…(Read More)

Utah is joining more than a dozen states to require businesses to offer breast-feeding and pregnant employees accommodations such as extra breaks during work. Republican Gov. Gary Herbert signed a law this week that makes it a requirement for employers … Read More Read more here:: Insurance Journal     &nbsp…(Read More)

A Portland, Ore.-based electricity provider that fired the contractor building its natural gas plant in Boardman is suing the backers of a bond guaranteeing construction. The East Oregonian reported Portland General Electric filed the lawsuit March 23 against Liberty Mutual … Read More Read more here:: Insurance Journal     &nbsp…(Read More)

The Oregon Ice Cream Co. has agreed to pay $55,000 for violating federal safety rules at its Eugene plant. In 2011, Environmental Protection Agency inspectors found that the company failed to meet industry safety standards for its ammonia refrigeration equipment … Read More Read more here:: Insurance Journal     &nbsp…(Read More)

Employees don’t see it as their responsibility to safeguard corporate security processes and one in five would go so far as to sell sell their company’s passwords to an outsider. Of those who would sell their passwords, 44 percent would … Read More Read more here:: Insurance Journal     &nbsp…(Read More)

Hawaii lawmakers are asking how much marijuana a driver can safely consume before getting behind the wheel of a car. It’s an issue they want to tackle now that Hawaii is setting up medical marijuana dispensaries, so Rep. Cindy Evans … Read More Read more here:: Insurance Journal     &nbsp…(Read More)

A drone has delivered a package to a residential location in a small western Nevada town in what its maker says is the first fully autonomous, federally approved urban drone delivery in the United States. Flirtey CEO Matt Sweeney announced … Read More Read more here:: Insurance Journal     &nbsp…(Read More)

Authorities are warning that weather conditions across much of New Mexico are creating conditions ripe for dangerous wildfires. A red flag warning has been issued for portions of southern, central and eastern New Mexico due to strong winds and low … Read More Read more here:: Insurance Journal     &nbsp…(Read More)

Real estate specialist Mark Dobbs has joined Alliant Insurance Services as vice president within the company’s real estate group. Los Angeles, Calif.-based Dobbs will focus on organizations with portfolios spanning various product types. Dobbs’ background includes investment banking, real estate … Read More Read more here:: Insurance Journal     &nbsp…(Read More)