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October 20, 2020Disneyland Unions Tell California Governor Resort Can Be Reopened Safely Despite Virus
Unions representing over 10,000 Disney theme park workers have told California Gov. Gavin Newsom that the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, Calif., can safely reopen when its location moves into the state’s “orange tier” of COVID-19 test positivity and a …


October 20, 2020Survey Finds 78% of Risk Managers Now Buying Cyber Insurance
The tenth year of the Zurich North America and Advisen Cyber Survey reveals that 78% of risk managers now purchase some level of cyber insurance — compared to only 34% in 2011. Of this record of 78% with some cyber …


October 20, 2020Enstar Offers $34.50 per Share for Watford Holdings, Surpassing Arch Capital’s Bid
Watford Holdings Ltd.’s board of directors announced they are considering an acquisition offer of $34.50 per share from Enstar Group which it said could be a “superior proposal” to the recent offer from Arch Capital Ltd. for approximately $622 millio …


October 20, 2020Man Accused of Tampering with Pizza Dough Held Without Bail
A man accused of putting razor blades in pizza dough sold at a supermarket in Saco, Maine, has been ordered held without bail. Nicholas Mitchell, 38, made his first court appearance on Friday after his extradition from New Hampshire, where …


October 20, 2020Second Search of Virginia Blast Site Finds No More Victims
Fire officials have completed another search of the site of a weekend explosion and fire in Harrisonburg, Va., and determined there are no additional victims, the city announced Sunday night. An explosion rocked a strip mall Saturday morning, followe …


October 20, 2020BenefitMall Adds Poli as Mid-Atlantic Market Director Based in Maryland
BenefitMall, a provider of next-generation broker services, has added Robert Poli as the new Mid-Atlantic market director. Bringing more than 30 years of experience in the health insurance industry, Poli will report to Barb Taylor, regional vice pres …


October 20, 2020Battery Fires Make Headlines As Electric Vehicle Sales Take Off
First, Hyundai Motor Co. made headlines about its electric cars catching fire. Five days later, it was General Motors Co. and Ford Motor Co. The next day, it was BMW AG. Vehicles going up in flames aren’t new to the …


October 20, 2020Travelers Reports Strong 3Q with Profit More Than Doubling
The Travelers Companies had a strong third quarter, reporting net income grew to $827 million, up from $396 million in the prior year quarter. An increase in the quarter’s core income to $798 million compared to $378 million in the …


October 20, 2020Tropical Storm Epsilon Grows in Strength as It Heads Toward Bermuda
Tropical Storm Epsilon has formed in the central Atlantic and will move northwest, probably growing into a hurricane as it nears Bermuda late this week. Epsilon’s winds have reached 40 miles (64 kilometers) per hour southeast of Bermuda, the U.S. … …


October 20, 2020Startup Personal Lines Insurer Root Looking to Raise $604 Million in IPO
Automobile insurance startup Root Inc. said on Tuesday it plans to raise as much as $604.1 million in its initial public offering on the Nasdaq, the latest in a line of insurers looking to tap the current boom in U.S. …

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