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Trump Apologizes to UK Prime Minister for ‘Fake News’ Criticisms of Brexit Plan
July 14, 2018
President Donald Trump said on Friday the United States and Britain could secure a “great” post-Brexit trade deal, lavishing praise on Prime Minister Theresa May and contradicting his own withering assessment of her strategy publicized hours earlier. …

Texas Mutual Announces 2 Workers’ Comp Fraud Convictions
July 13, 2018
Texas Mutual Insurance Co. recently announced that Marcos Ricoy of Harlingen, Texas and Enrique Colon of Deer Park, Texas, pleaded no contest to a felony charge of engaging in organized criminal activity involving workers’ compensation healthcare fra …

Ben & Jerry’s Hasn’t Cleaned Up Its Act, Consumer Group Claims
July 13, 2018
It’s summer in America, and that means action-packed movies, piles of hot dogs and plenty of ice cream. But according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday by a consumer food-advocacy group, if your choice of ice cream is Ben & Jerry’s, …

Zurich North America Names PCI’s Manna as Head of Government Relations
July 13, 2018
Zurich North America has brought Deirdre Manna on board as the new head of Government and Industry Affairs. Manna leads Zurich’s engagement with elected officials at the state and federal level on public policy issues that may impact the insurer’s … …

How Distancing Oneself May Lead to Better Decisions for All
July 13, 2018
Employees who can distance themselves from decisions may be more inclined to make choices that produce the most benefit for themselves and others, suggests new research. Sometimes this may result in what others may think is selfish behavior but that’ …

Pacific Bell Settles California Disability Discrimination Lawsuit With EEOC
July 13, 2018
Pacific Bell Telephone Co., formerly known as AT&T Pacific Bell, will pay $15,000 and furnish other relief to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the federal agency announced tod …

PEMCO Insurance in Washington Adds Geurts to Marketing Department
July 13, 2018
PEMCO Insurance has named Diane Geurts a communication manager for the company’s marketing department. Geurts has spent 20 years working in marketing and communications roles. Geurts will support PEMCO’s employee communication efforts, and will also …

Wrongly Named Suspect in Texas Police Shooting Files Lawsuit
July 13, 2018
A man wrongly identified by Dallas, Texas police as a suspect in the 2016 fatal shooting of five officers has sued the city and its police department. The federal lawsuit filed Monday alleges Dallas police detained Mark Hughes and his …

Alliant Acquires CLS Partners in Texas
July 13, 2018
Alliant Insurance Services Inc. has acquired CLS Partners in Austin, Texas. Clint Scott, CEO of CLS PartnerS, along with the CLS Partners management team and staff, will join Alliant and continue to service clients from offices in Austin and Dallas. …

Will California Wildfires Be Worse This Year?
July 13, 2018
As blame for California’s wildfires rises over Sacramento like smoke from last year’s blazes, the state is being forced to confront the possibility that it’ll happen again in 2018. California’s drought is worsening, and blazes have charred more acres …

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