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'Moving beast' of cybercrime will provide insurers challenges in 2015

Published December 16, 2014 CST

Insuring cyber risks will be one of the biggest challenges facing insurers next year, says Ernst & Young L.L.P., in an analysis issued by its London unit Tuesday.

Electronic payment intermediary Charge Anywhere reports data breach

Published December 15, 2014 CST

Charge Anywhere L.L.C., a firm that operates as an intermediary between retailers' point-of-sale systems and their payment processors, has reported that an unauthorized hacker may have had access to its consumer data.

Drone downer: Will new FAA rules ground recreational fliers?

Published December 15, 2014 CST

(Reuters) — Americans shopping for toy remote-controlled airplanes or helicopters may find, sometime in the near future, that they come with unexpected accessories: A raft of new regulations.

XL expands D&O cover for investigation expenses

Published December 15, 2014 CST

XL Group P.L.C. on Monday launched a directors and officers liability coverage form that extends coverage to include expenses related to regulatory and law enforcement investigations.

How the NLRB may expand responsibility for labor violations

Published December 17, 2014 CST

(Reuters) — The National Labor Relations Board is expected to rule soon on if, and how, companies can be held responsible for labor violations carried out by their contractors or franchisees — a move that could have far-reaching implications for businesses.

XL offers insurance for risks from chemical, nuclear and other weapons

Published December 19, 2014 CST

XL Group P.L.C. has launched a liability insurance product covering chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear weapons events.

OFF BEAT: Heavy machinery mishap can’t stop love

Published December 17, 2014 CST

While some people fall head over heels in love, a man in Amsterdam toppled over in a construction crane while attempting an extreme wedding proposal.

Seattle police investigating threat close to HQ

Published December 15, 2014 CST

(Reuters) — Seattle police are investigating an unspecified threat close to’s headquarters in the South Lake Union neighborhood of the city, authorities said on Monday.

Grocery wholesaler to pay $735K for allowing racial harassment of workers

Published November 20, 2014 CST

A federal district judge has entered a $735,000 consent decree resolving a race harassment lawsuit, in which the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission charged a Chicago grocery wholesaler with tolerating a racially hostile workplace.