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July 7, 2020India Investigators Recommends Moving S. Korea-Owned Plant After Gas Leak
CHENNAI/SEOUL – An investigation into a deadly gas leak at a South Korean-owned chemical plant in southern India that killed 12 people in May recommended the factory be moved away from inhabited areas, according to its full report released on …


July 7, 2020Russia Regulator Seeks $2B in Damages from Nornickel for Arctic Fuel Spill
Russia’s environmental watchdog has asked a power subsidiary of Russian mining giant Norilsk Nickel (Nornickel) to pay almost 148 billion roubles ($2 billion) in damages over an Arctic fuel spill in Siberia. Rosprirodnadzor said in a statement on Mon …


July 7, 2020COVID-19 Business Immunity Proposal Flounders in Tennessee
Just a few weeks ago, Tennessee looked like a sure bet to become the latest state to protect businesses and other organizations from lawsuits by people impacted by the coronavirus in the push to reopen the economy. Republican Gov. Bill …


July 7, 2020Health Insurer Centene to Develop $1B North Carolina Regional Hub, Create 3,200 Jobs
Government health insurance provider Centene Corp. said on Wednesday it will build an East Coast campus in Charlotte, North Carolina, developing a $1 billion construction project that’s expected to create more than 3,200 new jobs by 2032. Gov. Roy Co …


July 7, 2020Sunstar Insurance of Tennessee Completes Recapitalization with BBH Capital Partners
Sunstar Insurance Group, LLC has completed a majority recapitalization with BBH Capital Partners (BBHCP), the private equity strategy of Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. (BBH). Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. As part of the transaction, …


July 7, 2020101 Ways Coronavirus Crisis Has Changed P/C Insurance Pros’ View of Their Job. Or Not.
Has the coronavirus experience changed how property/casualty insurance professionals view their jobs? Yes and no. The biggest change is that many in the industry learned they can do their job from home, and most, although not all, like that. That’s … …


July 7, 2020Texas Leaders Warn of Hospital Limits, Ask for Lockdowns Amid Virus Surge
Leaders in two of Texas’ biggest cities are calling on the governor to empower local governments to order residents to stay home as the state’s continued surge in coronavirus cases tests hospital capacity. Austin Mayor Steve Adler told CNN’s “State … …


July 6, 2020Forest Service Orders Colorado Train to Halt Wildfire Mitigation
The U.S. Forest Service shut down an extensive fire mitigation project after raising concerns about the number of trees being cut down and sold to a logging company in southwestern Colorado. The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad completed …


July 6, 2020Mississippi Pauses State Reopening Process After Surge of COVID Cases
Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves said Wednesday the state is pausing its efforts to reopen the economy after a recent surge in new reported coronavirus cases. “Things are getting worse, not better,” Reeves said at a news briefing. Mississippi reported a …


July 6, 2020North Carolina Lt. Gov Sues Cooper Over COVID-19 Business Restrictions
North Carolina Lt. Gov. Dan Forest has filed his lawsuit challenging Gov. Roy Cooper’s decisions to shutter businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic without getting the backing of other elected officials. Forest officially sued the Democratic governor …

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