Business Insurance - Web News http://businessinsurance.com/section/news http://www.businessinsurance.com en-us Fri, 6 May 2016 11:18:06 EST 10 Wholesale broker Worldwide Facilities acquires specialty energy brokerage http://businessinsurance.com/article/20160506/NEWS06/160509867 20160506/NEWS06/160509867 Worldwide Facilities L.L.C. said on Thursday that it has acquired San Diego-based Sloan Mason Insurance Services. Fri, 6 May 2016 10:32:48 EST Target's transgender bathroom policy questioned in Texas http://businessinsurance.com/article/20160506/NEWS06/160509868 20160506/NEWS06/160509868 (Reuters) — The attorney general of Texas has written the chief executive of Target Corp. Fri, 6 May 2016 10:22:06 EST Active password management still a solid tool to fight cyber crime http://businessinsurance.com/article/20160506/NEWS06/160509869 20160506/NEWS06/160509869 ORLANDO, Fla. — Employers should learn from the mistakes already made by companies that have been hacked to avoid also becoming victims of cyber crime, said a former FBI agent who's now a cyber security consultant. Fri, 6 May 2016 09:31:15 EST Helicopters, trucks set to remove thousands north of Canadian wildfire http://businessinsurance.com/article/20160506/NEWS06/160509870 20160506/NEWS06/160509870 (Reuters) — Canada's government sent trucks and helicopters on Friday to safely remove thousands of evacuees stranded north of a wildfire that ravaged nearly a quarter million acres around the Canadian oil town of Fort McMurray, Alberta. Fri, 6 May 2016 08:39:36 EST Technology services firm settles EEOC transgender bias charges http://businessinsurance.com/article/20160506/NEWS06/160509871 20160506/NEWS06/160509871 A higher education technology services firm has agreed to pay $140,000 to settle U.S. Fri, 6 May 2016 07:58:07 EST Railroad ordered to pay damages to worker suspended after voicing safety concerns http://businessinsurance.com/article/20160506/NEWS08/160509872 20160506/NEWS08/160509872 CSX Transportation Inc. retaliated against an employee reporting safety hazards and violations and must pay $32,735 in punitive damages and attorney's fees, according to the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Fri, 6 May 2016 07:49:31 EST Facebook user not happy with birthday text reminders http://businessinsurance.com/article/20160506/NEWS06/160509873 20160506/NEWS06/160509873 Facebook wants to dismiss a potential lawsuit alleging the social media giant sent unsolicited text messages containing birthday announcements. Fri, 6 May 2016 07:44:48 EST Fort McMurray wildfires likely to cost insurers $7 billion: Bank of Montreal analyst http://businessinsurance.com/article/20160506/NEWS09/160509874 20160506/NEWS09/160509874 Tom MacKinnon, analyst at Canada's Bank of Montreal, has said that the raging wildfire in the country's Fort McMurray region is likely to result in $9 billion Canadian ($7 billion) in insured losses, CBC.ca reported. Fri, 6 May 2016 05:45:41 EST Natural disaster losses at five-year high in April: Aon Benfield http://businessinsurance.com/article/20160506/NEWS09/160509875 20160506/NEWS09/160509875 A recent report by Aon Benfield's risk analytics unit Impact Forecasting L.L.C. has said that April saw the highest level of global natural disaster losses for that month in five years, reported Artemis.bm. Fri, 6 May 2016 05:44:11 EST Chevron's oil platform in Nigeria hit by militants http://businessinsurance.com/article/20160506/NEWS09/160509876 20160506/NEWS09/160509876 U.S.-based energy firm Chevron Corp. said that militants have attacked its oil platform in Nigeria's Niger Delta region, reported Reuters. Fri, 6 May 2016 05:41:46 EST