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Former Mass. Association of Insurance Agents CEO Partners with Renaissance Alliance
Francis A. Mancini, former president and CEO of the Massachusetts Association of Insurance Agents (MAIA), has partnered with Renaissance Alliance Insurance Services LLC (RAIS) working on new business development and promoting the Renaissance Alliance brand in New England and nationally. …

POSTED MARCH 19, 2019 1:44 PM
State Farm to Cut Rates in Maryland for Second Time in Two Years
State Farm Insurance Companies will cut its rates in Maryland for the second time in two years. As a result, its overall personal auto rate will drop by 1.4 percent. The total state-wide expected impact for State Farm by this …

POSTED MARCH 19, 2019 1:13 PM
Company Denies Responsibility for Vermont Ski Resort Fraud
The former owner of Vermont’s Jay Peak resort is fighting claims from a court-appointed receiver that it should pay millions in damages as part of a settlement. The Caledonian-Record reports Canadian Saint-Sauveur Valley Resorts, Inc. says the federal receiver in …

POSTED MARCH 19, 2019 1:09 PM
Accidental Delaware House Fire Causes $250K in Damage
Delaware authorities say a house fire in a neighborhood near the coast was an accident. The Delaware Office of the State Fire Marshal issued a news release saying that it had ruled the fire in Sussex County, Delaware, was accidental. …

POSTED MARCH 19, 2019 12:55 PM
Tesla Defends Factory Worker Safety as Injury Days-Off Rise
Tesla Inc. factory employees spent almost three times as many days off the job because of work-related injuries and illness in 2018 as the year before, an indication of just how much strain they were under as they manufactured electric …

POSTED MARCH 19, 2019 12:48 PM
More Rain Forecast as Midwest, Great Plains Continue to Deal With River Flooding
The Great Plains and Midwest, struggling with flooding that inundated roads and farms and pushed rivers to record heights, is set to get more rain ahead, with light showers forecast over the next few days and a heavier downpour next …

POSTED MARCH 19, 2019 12:28 PM
Ex-CEO, 7 Other Execs Blamed for $7.4B Accounting Fraud at S. Africa Retailer Steinhoff
Former Steinhoff Chief Executive Markus Jooste and seven others were involved in a 6.5 billion euro ($7.4 billion) accounting fraud at the South African retailer, the new CEO said told lawmakers on Tuesday. Steinhoff said on Friday an independent report …

POSTED MARCH 19, 2019 12:10 PM
Floods, Earthquake Pummel Indonesia, Killing More Than 80
The number of people killed after torrential downpours triggered flash floods and mudslides that tore through mountainside villages in Indonesia’s easternmost province has climbed to 79, with dozens of others missing, officials said Monday. On Sunday, the disaster-prone country was …

POSTED MARCH 19, 2019 11:51 AM
Brazil’s Backlash over Vale Dam Disaster Deepens with Mine Closure, Frozen Funds
Vale SA’s shares declined on Monday as the world’s biggest iron ore producer faced continued backlash from Brazilian authorities after a deadly mining accident in January. Rio de Janeiro-based Vale was ordered on March 15 to shut its Timbopeba mine …

POSTED MARCH 19, 2019 10:24 AM
Brexit Makes It Harder for Fintech, Financial Services Firms to Recruit Top Talent: Report
Leaving the European Union is making it harder for fintech firms in Britain to recruit top talent, a report said on Tuesday, threatening to slam the brakes on a 7 billion pound ($9 billion)growth sector just as EU states step …

POSTED MARCH 19, 2019 9:50 AM

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