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Q2 Insurtech Funding Rises to $1B: Willis Towers Watson/CB Insights Report
Insurtech funding volume hovered close to $1 billion in the 2017 second quarter, a result nearly 150 percent larger than the same period a year ago, according to a quarterly report on the sector from Willis Towers Watson and CB …

POSTED JULY 24, 2017 2:14 PM
UK Faces Future of Record-Breaking Wet Winters, Floods: New Climate Models
Britain faces a future of record-breaking wet winters, potentially leading to more of the widespread flooding seen in recent years, according to new modeling that incorporates changing climate patterns. England and Wales now have a 34 percent chance of record …

POSTED JULY 24, 2017 1:54 PM
Experts Examine Quake Damage on Greek Island of Kos
Crews of experts began examining the damage to cultural monuments and infrastructure on the eastern Greek island of Kos on Saturday, a day after a powerful earthquake killed two tourists and injured nearly 500 others in the Aegean Sea region …

POSTED JULY 24, 2017 1:35 PM
Brit Global Specialty Assumes Renewals for Legacy Catlin’s U.S. Yacht Business
Brit Global Specialty USA  said it has reached an agreement for the exclusive renewal rights for part of XL Catlin’s directly written yacht portfolio. The agreement relates to legacy policies written by Catlin, prior to its acquisition by XL. BGSU …

POSTED JULY 24, 2017 1:32 PM
Markel Appoints HDFC Ergo’s Mathur to Lead Entry into Indian Market
Specialist insurer Markel International has appointed Deepika Mathur to lead its entry into the Indian market. Capacity will be provided by Markel’s Syndicate 3000 at Lloyd’s and business will be written through the Lloyd’s India platform, based in Mumbai. The business …

POSTED JULY 24, 2017 1:17 PM
AIR Worldwide Launches Severe Thunderstorm Model for Australia
Catastrophe risk modeling firm AIR Worldwide announced it has released a severe thunderstorm model for Australia, which captures all three sub-perils – hail, tornado and straight-line wind – to help companies assess and manage severe thunderstorm risk. The AIR Severe …

POSTED JULY 24, 2017 1:04 PM
Man Indicted in Scheme to Sell Paintings from Massachusetts Art Heist
A Boston federal jury has indicted a West Virginia man on charges he tried to sell paintings he did not have access to and falsely claimed were stolen in the largest art heist in U.S. history. Prosecutors allege that 47-year-old …

POSTED JULY 24, 2017 12:35 PM
Maryland Plans Lawsuit Against EPA Under Clean Air Act
Republican Gov. Larry Hogan’s administration announced plans Thursday to sue the Environmental Protection Agency, if the agency doesn’t respond to Maryland’s request to make sure power plants in neighboring states use pollution controls. Ben Grumbles, secretary of the Maryland Department …

POSTED JULY 24, 2017 12:32 PM
New Jersey’s Brooks Insurance Agency Hires Hoover
Brooks Insurance Agency, a Manalapan, N.J.-based multi-line wholesale insurance agency, has hired Ben Hoover as vice president and broker. Hoover joins the team with a commitment to providing the best service to current and future clients as Brooks Insurance Agency …

POSTED JULY 24, 2017 12:24 PM
Insurers Pummeled by Car Dealers’ Claims for Hail-Damaged Vehicles
A hailstorm that pounded down on a Subaru dealership in Plano, Texas, barely lasted 30 minutes, but left behind a trail of smashed windows, dented hoods and millions of dollars’ worth of claims for an insurer to cough up. Damage …

POSTED JULY 24, 2017 11:54 AM

Fort Worth News | Star-Telegram.com &

‘Duck Dynasty’ Uncle Si’s daughter not planning to run for House or Senate seat — for now
Uncle Si’s daughter doesn’t have political aspirations beyond Hurst — at least for now. Trasa Robertson Cobern, daughter of Si Robertson on the popular A&E reality show “Duck Dynasty,” won … Click to Continue »

POSTED JULY 23, 2017 8:40 PM
Some areas get more than 3 inches of rain during summertime soaker
Scattered summer storms left some North Texas neighborhoods drenched Monday, but others barely got wet. Some of the storms produced lightning, which may have damaged a home in Southlake early … Click to Continue »

POSTED JULY 24, 2017 8:39 AM
For 14-year-old mom, the journey from Las Vegas Trail to a ‘perfect’ life is nearly complete
The 14-year-old girl featured in the Star-Telegram's recent report on child abuse, who was kidnapped at age 12, forced into prostitution and impregnated at age 13, is on the verge … Click to Continue »

POSTED JULY 24, 2017 6:31 AM
Fort Worth man convicted of kidnapping woman, taking her to Waco
A man convicted of kidnapping a woman from a Fort Worth homeless shelter and attempting to sexually assault her at a roadside park faces life in prison. Roy Lee Wells. … Click to Continue »

POSTED JULY 23, 2017 1:01 PM
Shooting at far north Fort Worth strip club leaves one dead
Fort Worth police are looking for suspects in a shooting that left one man dead early Saturday morning after an altercation at a strip club in far north Fort Worth. … Click to Continue »

POSTED JULY 22, 2017 9:11 AM
Is that a new hotel in the works in downtown Fort Worth?
Is another hotel in the works for downtown Fort Worth? Sacramento-based Presidio Companies, owners of the Sheraton Fort Worth Hotel, appears to be planning a nine-story, 150-room, Hyatt House hotel. … Click to Continue »

POSTED JULY 21, 2017 1:23 PM
How much are your teachers worth? State’s proposed $1,000 bonus is about $2 a day
Even if Texas leaders fund a $1,000 annual teacher bonus proposed by Gov. Greg Abbott, some schools districts estimate educators would be taking home closer to $750, or about $2 … Click to Continue »

POSTED JULY 21, 2017 10:00 AM
Suspects arrested in ‘heinous’ sexual assault in east Fort Worth
Police have arrested two suspects accused of beating and sexually assaulting a woman in a home invasion robbery in east Fort Worth early Thursday. Marcellus Demetric Briggs, 44, and Frankie … Click to Continue »

POSTED JULY 21, 2017 5:33 PM
‘Violent’ teen rapper accused in two killings taken to adult jail
A teenage rapper suspected in killings in Mansfield and San Antonio and who was captured by U.S. Marshals in New Jersey last month has been transferred to adult jail in … Click to Continue »

POSTED JULY 21, 2017 3:44 PM
Fun under the sun: Students race solar cars at Texas Motor Speedway
At a time of year when most North Texans are trying to stay inside, students competing in this year’s Solar Car Challenge like it hot. The sun is their friend. … Click to Continue »

POSTED JULY 21, 2017 6:04 PM

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