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The SoftBank Effect: How $100 Billion Left Workers in a Hole
SoftBank poured money into start-ups that use armies of contractors. That has upended the lives of drivers, hotel operators and real estate agents around the world.

POSTED NOVEMBER 12, 2019 7:26 PM
Not Streaming: ‘Song of the South’ and Other Films Stay in the Past
The streaming boom will not include problematic films from decades ago, like Disney’s 1946 musical.

POSTED NOVEMBER 12, 2019 10:42 PM
Trump Renews Tariff Threat Against China and Touts U.S. Economic ‘Boom’
President Trump, in an economic address in New York, said his policies have fueled America’s growth but gave little indication that a breakthrough in China trade talks was imminent.

POSTED NOVEMBER 12, 2019 9:33 PM
Richard Plepler, Former HBO Boss, Is Close to Apple Deal
The executive, known as an Emmy magnet before leaving HBO in February, is in talks to make shows for a new streaming service.

POSTED NOVEMBER 12, 2019 9:41 PM
We Teach A.I. Systems Everything, Including Our Biases
Researchers say computer systems are learning from lots and lots of digitized books and news articles that could bake old attitudes into new technology.

POSTED NOVEMBER 12, 2019 7:34 PM
McDonald’s Lawsuit Targets ‘Pervasive’ Culture of Sexual Harassment
A former employee in Michigan sued just a week after the chain’s C.E.O. was fired for a relationship with a subordinate.

POSTED NOVEMBER 12, 2019 9:06 PM
How Laws Against Child Sexual Abuse Imagery Can Make It Harder to Detect
Tech companies are deploying artificial intelligence to detect new photos and videos. But such efforts may run afoul of the law.

POSTED NOVEMBER 12, 2019 8:00 AM
Nissan’s Profit Tumbles as It Struggles to Move Past Management Problems
The automaker said its quarterly profit had fallen nearly 55 percent, and cut its forecast for annual earnings.

POSTED NOVEMBER 12, 2019 9:58 PM
Europe Is Toughest on Big Tech, Yet Big Tech Still Reigns
There is a lot to learn from mistakes that the Continent’s regulators have made, say consumer groups, lawyers and rival companies.

POSTED NOVEMBER 11, 2019 7:14 PM
Financial Times Names First Woman as Top Editor in Its 131 Years
Roula Khalaf, a 24-year veteran of the salmon-hued daily, will take over from the veteran journalist Lionel Barber in January.

POSTED NOVEMBER 12, 2019 10:18 PM

News – Insurance Journal

California Agent Arrested for Allegedly Leaving Client Uninsured in 2018 Mudslides
California Department of Insurance detectives this week arrested insurance agent Mark Lynch, 40, on 13 felony counts of grand theft, embezzlement, and money laundering after allegedly collecting over $72,425 in insurance premium payments from five clients while leaving one client …

POSTED NOVEMBER 12, 2019 6:27 PM
WCF Names Closser Regional Vice President in Northern California
WCF Insurance has promoted Chris Closser to California regional vice president. Closser is located in WCF’s Roseville, Calif., office. She will report to Kevin Petersen, senior vice president of the sales and distribution department, and will manage the operations of …

POSTED NOVEMBER 12, 2019 6:21 PM
Drop in California Workers’ Comp Opioid Use Reducing Claims $6.5B, Report Shows
The prevalence of opioids in California workers’ compensation lost-time claims has dropped 51% over the past decade, reducing both average benefit payments and average days away from work on those claims, according to a new study released by the California …

POSTED NOVEMBER 12, 2019 6:16 PM
N.D. Insurance Commissioner Sets Guinness World Record as Tallest Male Politician
North Dakota Insurance Commissioner Jon Godfread has been named World’s Tallest Politician (male) by Guinness World Records. Godfread’s official height is 6 feet, 10 inches (210.767 centimeters) tall as verified in Bismarck on Oct. 4, 2019, the North Dakota Insurance …

POSTED NOVEMBER 12, 2019 5:06 PM
Rate Increases Approved for Texas Auto Insurer for Residual Market
Proposed rate increases for both private passenger and commercial auto insurance rates have been approved for the Texas Automobile Insurance Plan Association (TAIPA). The Texas Department of Insurance granted TAIPA’s filing for a 4.9% increase private passenger rates and a …

POSTED NOVEMBER 12, 2019 4:58 PM
Supreme Court Allows Sandy Hook Families’ Liability Lawsuit Against Gunmaker
The U.S. Supreme Court dealt a blow to the gun industry, refusing to block a lawsuit against Remington Arms Co. by family members of nine people killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre. The lawsuit blames the gunmaker’s …

POSTED NOVEMBER 12, 2019 4:06 PM
OJ Simpson Sues Las Vegas Casino Saying He Was Defamed
O.J. Simpson is suing a Las Vegas hotel-casino that banned him in November 2017, alleging that unnamed employees defamed him by telling a celebrity news site he had been drunk, disruptive and unruly. Simpson, on parole in Nevada for a …

POSTED NOVEMBER 12, 2019 4:00 PM
Despite Wildfires, California Wine is Doing Just Fine – For Now
If you’re worried that wildfires might have created shortages of Northern California’s 2019 cabernet sauvignon, or even just imparted it with an undesirable smoky flavor, you can relax. The wine is just fine. For now. Despite a late October blaze …

POSTED NOVEMBER 12, 2019 3:57 PM
PG&E California Wildfire Victims Sue to Get Paid Before Fire Insurers
PG&E Corp. wildfire victims have filed a new lawsuit arguing they must be fully repaid for the losses of their homes and businesses before fire insurers are as part of the utility’s bankruptcy. The case takes aim at an $11 …

POSTED NOVEMBER 12, 2019 3:48 PM
Insurtech Pie Launches TV Campaign in California for Workers’ Comp
Workers’ compensation insurtech Pie Insurance has launched its first national television advertisement campaign with an initial focus in California. The two 30-second spots depict Pie coming to the rescue, interrupting the routine of small business owners “unaccustomed to an easy …

POSTED NOVEMBER 12, 2019 3:46 PM

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