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  • BreakingAon Appoints Marcell to New Position of President of Aon Benfield
    Aon Benfield, the reinsurance intermediary and capital adviser of  Aon plc, has appointed Andy Marcell to the new position of president of Aon Benfield. Marcell will begin the role with immediate effect and will report to Eric Andersen, chief exec…
    - 11 hours ago, 22 Jun 17, 11:08am -
  • BreakingCape Analytics Now Offering Property Data in 8 Additional States
    Cape Analytics, a start-up that relies on machine learning, computer vision and geospatial imagery to produce propriety property data for insurance carriers and others, is expanding. After a start in Florida, the California-headquartered company is n…
    - 11 hours ago, 22 Jun 17, 11:00am -
  • BreakingBitcoin Startup, Blockchain, Raises $40M in New Funding from Heavy Hitters
    Blockchain, the London-based bitcoin currency service provider, has raised $40 million of fresh funding, representing one of the largest investment rounds in the financial technology sector since Britain’s vote to leave the European Union. New inve…
    - 12 hours ago, 22 Jun 17, 10:51am -
  • BreakingTropical Storm Cindy Bears Down on Gulf Coast
    Tropical Storm Cindy churned slowly on Wednesday across the Gulf of Mexico toward an expected landing on the Texas-Louisiana border, after claiming the life of a vacationing child and threatening to bring flash floods from Texas to Florida. The storm…
    - 12 hours ago, 22 Jun 17, 10:42am -
  • BreakingThe Hanover & Chaucer Launch Dublin-Based International Specialty Insurer
    The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc. and its subsidiary, Chaucer, announced that they will form a Dublin-based company, Chaucer Insurance Co. DAC (Chaucer Dublin), to write international specialty insurance business. The Central Bank of Ireland…
    - 12 hours ago, 22 Jun 17, 10:34am -
  • Drone Delivery Fleets Counting on Hyperlocal Weather Forecasts
      Imagine a weather report so precise it provides wind-gust forecasts for individual city blocks. Such micro-weather data may soon become a reality—and a necessity for future fleets of delivery drones. As Amazon.com Inc., United Parcel Servic…
    - 17 hours ago, 22 Jun 17, 5:00am -
  • Career Crossing: RIMS Honoree Keaton Hopes to Get Back on Risk Management Track
    Juliana Keaton had no idea when she started off as a lawyer litigating commercial insurance claims that her career path would someday lead her to be the risk manager of one of the largest railroad companies in the country. But …
    - 17 hours ago, 22 Jun 17, 5:00am -
  • Why Drivers Fear Driverless Cars
    Davy Andrews is so adept at technology that he’s become the de facto IT troubleshooter in his office. But there’s one bit of tech he won’t touch: self-driving cars. “I wouldn’t want to be the first to jump into something …
    - 17 hours ago, 22 Jun 17, 5:00am -
  • Insurance Office of America Acquires Assets of Slaton Risk Services in South Florida
    Insurance Office of America (IOA) has purchased the Employee Benefits Practice, Major Accounts Group, and captive and alternative risk financing units of Slaton Risk Services, based in West Palm Beach, Fla. These assets, including all staff, will est…
    - 18 hours ago, 22 Jun 17, 4:45am -
  • 6 Arrests Made in Florida Cattle Thefts; 8 Cows Still Missing
    Six men have been charged in two separate cattle thefts at a Florida pasture, and authorities are trying to find eight missing cows. Polk County Sheriff’s officials say four cows and four calves were stolen in April from a Lakeland …
    - 18 hours ago, 22 Jun 17, 4:42am -

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