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  • Texas Company Recalls 690 Pounds of Beef Jerky
    A South Texas company has recalled nearly 700 pounds (317.52 kilograms) of beef jerky after regulators say a consumer reporting finding hard metal in a product. The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Friday announced Junior’s Smokehouse Processing P…
    - 19 hours ago, 25 Sep 18, 4:07pm -
  • Risk Strategies Expands Private Client Capabilities with Texas Acquisitions
    Risk Strategies, a privately held, national insurance brokerage and risk management firm, has acquired Texas-based firms, Select Insurance Markets LLP (SIM) and Preferred Personal Insurance Agency LLP (PPIA). Terms of the deal were not disclosed. SIM…
    - 19 hours ago, 25 Sep 18, 4:06pm -
  • NW Iowa Derailment Dumps Sand, Railcars, into River
    No injuries have been reported after a train derailed in northwest Iowa and 20 cars carrying soybean oil and sand fell into the flooded Floyd River. The Des Moines Register reports the bridge beneath the Union Pacific train collapsed as …
    - 19 hours ago, 25 Sep 18, 4:02pm -
  • New Flood Maps Show Reduced Risks Around Dubuque, Iowa
    New federal maps show that fewer buildings in Dubuque, Iowa, are at risk of flooding. The Dubuque Telegraph Herald reports that the Federal Emergency Management Agency recently updated flood insurance maps for the area that were last changed in 2011.…
    - 19 hours ago, 25 Sep 18, 4:00pm -
  • 13% Percent Increase in Fatal Crashes on Oregon Roads
    The number of people killed in fatal crashes in Oregon has gone up by 13 percent from last year. The Oregonian/OregonLive reported that the total number of deaths on city streets, freeways and county highways was driven up this summer …
    - 20 hours ago, 25 Sep 18, 3:04pm -
  • Idaho’s High Court Considering Defamation by Inference Suit
    The Idaho Supreme Court has heard arguments in a case that could determine whether individuals have the right to sue if they think someone implied, but didn’t outright say, something defamatory. The issue arose in a lawsuit brought last year …
    - 20 hours ago, 25 Sep 18, 3:01pm -
  • Major Oil and Gas Firms Pledge to Cut Greenhouse Gases to Fight Climate Change
    A group of the world’s top oil and gas companies pledged on Monday to slash emissions of a potent greenhouse gas by a fifth by 2025 in an effort to battle climate change. The Oil and Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI), …
    - 21 hours ago, 25 Sep 18, 1:39pm -
  • Majesco Appoints Elster as CEO; Mehta Becomes Chairman
    Insurance software and consulting firm Majesco has appointed Adam Elster as chief executive officer, effective October 1, 2018. The company said that Ketan Mehta, Majesco co-founder and current CEO, has decided to retire from the operational role aft…
    - 21 hours ago, 25 Sep 18, 1:30pm -
  • Chubb Appoints Konz as EVP, Reinsurance Officer, Overseas General Insurance
    Chubb has named Jeremiah Konz as executive vice president, reinsurance officer for Chubb Overseas General Insurance, the company’s international general insurance business in over 50 countries and territories. Konz is currently senior vice presiden…
    - 22 hours ago, 25 Sep 18, 12:35pm -
  • Judge Declares Mistrial in California J&J Talcum Cancer Case
    Johnson & Johnson’s latest trial over claims that its baby powder causes cancer ended in a stalemate when jurors couldn’t agree on a verdict. A state judge in Pasadena, California, declared a mistrial Monday after jurors deadlocked on Carolyn Wei…
    - 22 hours ago, 25 Sep 18, 12:32pm -

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