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Flash Floods Tear Through Towns in SW France, Killing at Least 7 People
Flash floods tore through towns in southwest France, turning streams into raging torrents that authorities said killed at least seven people and seriously injured five others. Some people had to be helicoptered to safety from the roofs of their homes …

POSTED OCTOBER 16, 2018 11:44 AM
Softbank Plans Big Push into Insurance Investments
Softbank’s Vision Fund plans to pump more money into insurance, a sector it sees as both ripe for disruption and a potential booster for its bigger bets in cars, health and financial services, a Vision Fund executive told Reuters. In …

POSTED OCTOBER 16, 2018 11:31 AM
Canada Gets Ready for Legalized Recreational Marijuana on Oct. 17
Mat Beren and his friends used to drive by the vast greenhouses of southern British Columbia and joke about how much weed they could grow there. Years later, it’s no joke. The tomato and pepper plants that once filled some …

POSTED OCTOBER 16, 2018 10:40 AM
Brokerslink Names Fonseca, MDS Group’s CEO, as Chairman, Replacing Allard
Global broking network Brokerslink announced it has appointed José Manuel Fonseca as its new chairman, replacing Grégory Allard, who steps down after a two-year tenure. As one of the original founders of Brokerslink, Fonseca also is the CEO of Porto, …

POSTED OCTOBER 16, 2018 9:11 AM
UK Needs to Get ‘Good and Scared’ About No-Deal Brexit: Opinion
The European Union summit in Brussels this week was meant to be historic: a Brexit divorce deal would be reached and sent to parliaments to be approved. That is now not going to happen, once again raising the risk that …

POSTED OCTOBER 16, 2018 8:14 AM
Singapore’s Temasek Has Held Talks to Buy Stake in China’s Anbang: Sources
Singapore’s state investment firm, Temasek Holdings Pte, has held talks with Chinese authorities about acquiring a stake in Anbang Insurance Group Co. as well as some of its assets, according to people with knowledge of the matter. Temasek has been …

POSTED OCTOBER 16, 2018 7:58 AM
UK Cyber Security Center Blames Most Attacks on Hostile States
The U.K.’s National Cyber Security Centre blamed hostile foreign states for the majority of the 1,167 attacks it has handled in the two years it’s been running, equivalent to 10 assaults a week. In the organization’s second annual report, published …

POSTED OCTOBER 16, 2018 7:50 AM
Kimberly Fobbs, Candidate for Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner
Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner Election 2018 The office of the insurance commissioner in Oklahoma is an elected position. The current commissioner, John D. Doak, is term limited and cannot run again; his successor will be determined in the general election that …

POSTED OCTOBER 16, 2018 5:03 AM
ShakeOut an Opportunity to Sell Earthquake Policies in California and Beyond
Millions of people are expected to drop, cover and hold on at 10:18 a.m. PST on Thursday, which should be a good opportunity for insurance agents to try and sell some policies, according to the head of the California Earthquake …

POSTED OCTOBER 16, 2018 5:00 AM
Judge Rules Trump’s Tweet Over Stormy Daniels Was Free Speech, Not Libel
Stormy Daniels’s libel lawsuit over a tweet by Donald Trump accusing her of “a total con job” was thrown out by a judge who said the president was engaging in free speech. The adult film star, whose real name is …

POSTED OCTOBER 16, 2018 5:00 AM

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