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UK’s Legal & General Is Divesting Exxon Shares Over Climate Change
One of Britain’s biggest fund managers started selling shares in Exxon Mobil Corp., saying America’s largest oil company isn’t doing enough to address climate change. Legal & General Investment Management, which oversees about $1.3 trillion and is one of Exxon’s …

POSTED JUNE 24, 2019 8:59 AM
Dutch Insurer Weighs Cutting Cover for Gambling, Arms, Nuclear Power
Europe’s biggest insurers refuse to sell policies to coal miners and arms producers. A Dutch firm may go further by denying coverage to gambling companies and nuclear-power generators. The asset-management arm of ASR Nederland NV already has a list of …

POSTED JUNE 24, 2019 8:36 AM
How the Florida ‘Omnibus’ Insurance Bill Will Impact Insurer Duty to Defend, Appraisal
While most of the news out of the 2019 Florida Legislative Session surrounding insurance has focused on House Bill 7065 and the wide-spread assignment of benefits (AOB) reform it promises, another piece of legislation that makes some big insurance-related changes …

POSTED JUNE 24, 2019 5:38 AM
CSAA in California Names Acevedo Chief Information Officer, and Rogers Chief Information Security Officer
CSAA Insurance Group has named Paul Acevedo executive vice president and chief information officer. CSAA has also named Marlys Rodgers chief information security officer. Acevedo leads CSAA’s technology organization, with responsibilities including consumer- and agent-facing digital experiences. Acevedo joined CSAA …

POSTED JUNE 24, 2019 5:00 AM
AXA XL Enhances Environmental Insurance Coverage
AXA XL’s Environmental business in North America has added supplemental coverage to its Pollution and Remediation Legal Liability (PARLL) policy which provides protection to owners, operators and developers of fixed facilities against loss, remediation expense and legal defense expense for …

POSTED JUNE 24, 2019 4:45 AM
Kentucky Supreme Court: Trampoline Park Not Immune from Liability in Injury Case
The Kentucky Supreme Court has ruled that a damage waiver signed by a parent at a trampoline park does not protect the park from liability in the case of an injured child. The Courier Journal reports that the court said …

POSTED JUNE 24, 2019 4:29 AM
Kentucky Distillery Trying to Save Thousands of Barrels at Storm-Damaged Warehouse
Kentucky distillery says efforts are underway to recover thousands of barrels of bourbon at a massive storage warehouse that partially collapsed during a thunderstorm. O.Z. Tyler Distillery in Owensboro said a section of the warehouse has been “successfully deconstructed” and …

POSTED JUNE 24, 2019 4:28 AM
New Louisiana Law Aims to Protect Policyholder Choice of Auto Repair Shop
A new law in Louisiana aims to ensure that auto insurance policyholders have the option to choose a particular motor vehicle repair shop. Under Act 317 (House Bill 411), which has been signed by Gov. Jon Bel Edwards, insurers are …

POSTED JUNE 21, 2019 4:51 PM
AM Best Executive Mayewski to Retire, Succeeded by Mosher as President and CEO
AM Best announced that Larry G. Mayewski will retire from his position as chairman, president and CEO of AM Best Rating Services Inc. at the end of the year. Matthew C. Mosher, currently executive vice president and chief operating officer, …

POSTED JUNE 21, 2019 4:33 PM
Wagner Kelly Named EVP at Ohio’s Grange Insurance
Grange Insurance, based in Columbus, Ohio, has appointed Jill Wagner Kelly executive vice president, chief distribution and affiliate officer. As president of Grange affiliate, Integrity Insurance, headquartered in Appleton, Wisconsin, Wagner Kelly has led the company to five straight years …

POSTED JUNE 21, 2019 4:28 PM

Reuters: Health News

Medical cannabis group EMMAC forms research partnership with Hyris Ltd
European medical cannabis company EMMAC announced on Monday a research partnership with UK biotechnology company Hyris Limited to develop a library of genetic profiles of existing cannabis varieties.

POSTED JUNE 24, 2019 2:18 AM
In border camps, Syrians rely on doctors in trucks and tents
The Syrian war has inflicted all kinds of hardships on Najwa Abdelaziz but she still manages to make light of one of them. "The uprising ruined my teeth," she jokes while getting dental care for the first time in years in the back of a truck.

POSTED JUNE 23, 2019 1:38 PM
Death toll from acute encephalitis in east Indian town rises to 129 children
At least 129 children have now died of Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) in the town of Muzaffarpur in the eastern Indian state of Bihar since an outbreak earlier this month, a medical official said on Sunday.

POSTED JUNE 23, 2019 10:50 AM
Thailand bans pig imports from Laos after African swine fever outbreak
Thailand will ban pig imports from Laos for 90 days after its neighbor confirmed the first outbreak of deadly African swine fever, an official notice said.

POSTED JUNE 22, 2019 8:36 AM
FDA approves drug for loss of sexual desire in women
The U.S. drug regulator on Friday approved Palatin Technologies and Amag Pharmaceuticals' drug to restore sexual desire in premenopausal women, the latest attempt to come up with a therapy that some have dubbed as "female Viagra".

POSTED JUNE 21, 2019 6:46 PM
Heart problems may hasten cognitive decline
(Reuters Health) - Adults with clogged arteries carrying blood to the heart may be more prone to cognitive decline than their counterparts without such cardiac problems, a study suggests.

POSTED JUNE 21, 2019 5:28 PM
Youth with chronic physical ailments more prone to mental illness
(Reuters Health) - Children and young adults with chronic conditions like asthma, diabetes, and ADHD may be more likely to develop mental illness than youth who don't have physical health problems, a U.S. study suggests.

POSTED JUNE 21, 2019 4:08 PM
Average pregnant woman in U.S. may have poor nutrition
(Reuters Health) - Many pregnant women in the U.S. may not be getting enough of certain crucial nutrients, while others may be getting too much, a new study suggests.

POSTED JUNE 21, 2019 3:48 PM
Camp prep can make summers better for kids
(Reuters Health) - Kids may have a much better - and safer - time at summer camp when parents plan ahead to make sure programs are a good fit for their child and capable of handling any health issues that may arise, U.S. pediatricians say.

POSTED JUNE 21, 2019 3:43 PM
Missouri orders lone abortion clinic to close; judge keeps it open for now
Missouri health officials on Friday refused to renew the license of the state's only abortion clinic, but the facility will remain open for now as a judge left in place an injunction blocking its closure.

POSTED JUNE 21, 2019 2:58 PM

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