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Japan Government Focuses on Flying Car ProjectOpen in a New Window

Electric drones booked through smartphones pick people up from office rooftops, shortening travel time by hours, reducing the need for parking and clearing smog from the air. This vision of the future is driving the Japanese government’s “flying car” project. …

 

UK Lawmakers Say ‘Wild West’ Cryptocurrencies Need RegulationOpen in a New Window

British lawmakers have backed calls for greater regulation of cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin in order to bring an element of control to a market that more resembles the “Wild West.” In a report on digital currencies published Wednesday, the Treasury …

 

Where to Call Home When Displaced by a StormOpen in a New Window

As the pounding rains from Hurricane Florence finally ended, Lutrice Garcia left the shelter where she had spent several nights on a cot and tried to head home. But floodwaters from overflowing Crooked Creek covered the road and an emergency …

 

Mercury Insurance SIU Celebrates 40 Years of Crime FightingOpen in a New Window

Mercury Insurance’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU), founded in 1978, is the company’s secret weapon against fraudulent insurance claims, which cost the average U.S. family $700 per year in increased premiums. The goal of the unit, which consists of 40 seasoned …

 

State Farm Gets OK for Long Range Drone Flights to Assess Hurricane DamageOpen in a New Window

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently granted a waiver to State Farm to allow the insurer the ability to inspect damage caused by Hurricane Florence. The approval, received just last week, allows State Farm to operate drones on longer range …

 

Whether a Robot Takes Over Your Job Depends on Where you LiveOpen in a New Window

Will robots take your job? The answer depends on where you live. The threat varies “strikingly” between countries and regions, with as many as 40 percent of jobs at “high risk” in Western Slovakia and just 4 percent in the …

 

Edmunds Highlights Latest Auto Safety, Technology TrendsOpen in a New Window

Historically, the latest innovations in vehicle technology debut on high-end luxury vehicles. Developing new features is an expensive endeavor, and usually only wealthy shoppers are willing to pay for them. Features such as a navigation system, stability control and even …

 

Contractors Fined $86K Over Deadly Florida University Bridge CollapseOpen in a New Window

Contractors that worked on the bridge near a Florida university that collapsed, killing six people, have been fined more than $86,000 for workplace violations. The Miami Herald reported Tuesday that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued the fines for …

 

Hurricane Florence Insured Losses Could Reach $4.6BOpen in a New Window

Hurricane Florence’s winds and storm surge caused $1.7 billion to $4.6 billion in insured losses along the U.S. Southeast coast, according to an estimate from Verisk Analytics Inc.’s catastrophe risk modeler AIR Worldwide. That doesn’t include the impact of record …

 

Business News: The Carlyle Group, Next Insurance, PCSOpen in a New Window

The Carlyle Group to Become Majority Investor in Sedgwick in $6.7B Transaction Sedgwick, a global provider of technology-enabled risk, benefits and integrated business solutions, announced today that affiliates of funds managed by The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ: CG) have agreed to …

 

Plan to Save Road Could Flood South Carolina Town’s HomesOpen in a New Window

Two years ago, from Hurricane Matthew and in 1999, from Hurricane Floyd, floodwaters came close to entering Joe Holmes’ house in South Carolina, but he dodged those bullets. Now, with Florence, he doesn’t feel so lucky. He worries the Waccamaw …

 

Pennsylvania Catholic Dioceses Sued Over Sex Abuse Allegations DisclosureOpen in a New Window

Parents of children in the Roman Catholic Church and survivors of sexual abuse by clergy filed a lawsuit Monday against Pennsylvania’s eight dioceses and their bishops asking a judge to compel them to release information about abuse allegations. The lawsuit …

 

Hurricane Rating System Fails to Account for Deadly RainOpen in a New Window

When meteorologists downgraded Hurricane Florence from a powerful Category 4 storm to a Category 2 and then a Category 1, Wayne Mills figured he could stick it out. He regrets it. The Neuse River, normally 150 feet away, lapped near …

 

Apps Like Waze May Not Steer Drivers Away From DisasterOpen in a New Window

Navigation apps like Waze are trying to help motorists avoid hurricane flooding. But can people really rely on their smartphones to steer themselves out of a disaster zone? Amid heavy rain from Florence, some smartphone or in-car map directions in …

 

Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Gas Company After Massachusetts BlastsOpen in a New Window

Lawyers filed a class action lawsuit Tuesday on behalf of people who were forced out of their homes for days when dozens of natural gas explosions and fires ripped through three Massachusetts towns. The lawsuit is the first of what’s …

 

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