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December 3, 2021Safety Advocates Are Worried As Teen Truckers Hit the Road
Dezjion Henson has wanted to be a truck driver his whole life. When he turned 18 last year he jumped at the chance and signed on as an apprentice with Total Transportation of Mississippi, LLC in Richland, Mississippi. “Growing up, …


December 3, 2021Cash Found in Condo Collapse to Be Distributed; Trial Could Start in Summer
A Florida judge said that lawsuits over the collapsed condominium tower in Surfside will likely go to trial by summer. But thousands of dollars in cash found in the rubble could be distributed to former residents within weeks. And the …


December 3, 2021People: ClearPath Mutual Names Taylor CFO
Jillian Taylor, the former chief financial officer at Lawyers Mutual of Kentucky, has been named CFO at Louisville-based ClearPath Mutual Insurance Co., the company announced. Taylor has 11 years in the industry and 16 years in accounting and finance …


December 3, 2021Insuring Cannabis Summit: What Will the Market Look Like 5 Years from Now?
This is part of a series of articles from Insurance Journal’s annual Insuring Cannabis Summit on Oct. 14. You can find more articles from the summit at the bottom of this one. The green rush, a term for talent crossing …


December 3, 2021U.S. Calls for Outer Space Norms After ‘Irresponsible’ Russia Test
U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris on Wednesday criticized an “irresponsible” Russian test that endangered the International Space Station with debris, and the Biden administration laid out a new strategy for responsible use of space. Harris convened …


December 3, 2021People Moves: Aon Makes Slyfield in California Chief Innovation Officer; Alliant Names O’Malley First Vice President
Aon plc named Jillian Slyfield as the firm’s chief innovation officer. Slyfield, who is based in San Francisco, California, will report to Aon CEO Greg Case and join the Aon executive committee. Slyfield assumes the responsibilities of Tony Goland, w …


December 3, 2021Facebook Whistleblower Tells Congress ‘Time Is of Essence’ in Social Media Law Reform
Ex-Facebook employee and whistleblower Frances Haugen implored lawmakers Wednesday to avert the usual congressional stalemates as they weigh proposals to curb abuses on social media platforms by limiting the companies’ free-speech protections against …


December 2, 2021Climate Report: ‘Lo- to No- Snow’ Will Worsen Water Shortages in U.S. West
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change this week distributed the final draft of the Working Group III contribution to the Sixth Assessment Report to governments, in one of the final stages of preparations before IPCC member countries consider …


December 2, 202114 Insurers Pressing Lawsuit vs. Park Service After Gatlinburg Wildfires
Fourteen insurance companies are pressing ahead with a lawsuit against the federal government, alleging that the National Park Service did little to stop 2016 wildfires that destroyed dozens of homes and businesses in and around Gatlinburg, Tennessee …


December 2, 2021Louisiana Insurers Face $100 Million Assessment Fee after Ida-Related Insolvencies
Louisiana property and casualty insurers will be assessed $100 million to cover the cost of two regional insurance companies facing insolvency due to losses from Hurricane Ida. The Louisiana Insurance Guaranty Association board voted Nov. 30 to asses …

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