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Connecticut’s The Hartford Promotes Bush to Oversee Personal Lines
The Hartford has announced that Stephanie Bush, who has led Small Commercial since July 2014, will expand her responsibilities to include oversight for Personal Lines. She replaces Ray Sprague, who is retiring after a 30-year career with The Hartford. Sprague …

POSTED DECEMBER 12, 2017 1:46 PM
Schumer Seeks Help for N.Y. Craft Beer Industry with Crop Insurance Program
U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer wrapped up another tour of New York’s 62 counties Friday with a call for greater federal help for the state’s craft beer industry. During a stop at a brewery in the Columbia County community of Chatham, …

POSTED DECEMBER 12, 2017 1:42 PM
New Jersey Advances Bill That Would Bar Drunken Drone Flying
State lawmakers on Thursday passed legislation that would bar people from operating drones while drunk. The National Conference on State Legislatures says at least 38 states are considering drone legislation this year, going beyond the Federal Aviation Administration’s regulations. The …

POSTED DECEMBER 12, 2017 1:34 PM
Russian-Speaking Hackers Steal $10M from U.S., Russian Banks: Cyber Security Firm
A previously unknown ring of Russian-speaking hackers has stolen as much as $10 million from U.S. and Russian banks in the last 18 months, according to a Moscow-based cyber-security firm that runs the largest computer forensics laboratory in eastern Europe. …

POSTED DECEMBER 12, 2017 1:17 PM
China’s Tallest Building Attracts Industry Tenants Including Lloyd’s, Allianz, Fitch
After more than two years of red tape that kept tenants from moving in, China’s tallest skyscraper, the Shanghai Tower, has been quietly opening and filling office space. More than 60 companies now occupy office space on its 128 floors …

POSTED DECEMBER 12, 2017 1:03 PM
Zurich’s Acquisition of ANZ Designed to Boost Dividends
Zurich Insurance Group AG’s decision to acquire the life-insurance businesses of Australia & New Zealand Banking Group Ltd. should help Switzerland’s biggest insurer fulfill its ambition to increase its dividend. Already famous as a dividend stock, Zurich signaled last month …

POSTED DECEMBER 12, 2017 12:26 PM
ING to Stop Lending to Utilities That Use Coal for More than 5% of Energy
ING by the end of 2025 will stop funding any utility company which relies on coal for more than 5 percent of its energy, the Dutch bank said on Tuesday. It will, however, continue to help companies with renewable energy …

POSTED DECEMBER 12, 2017 10:47 AM
Harrold to Retire as Chairman, CEO of Auto-Owners Insurance
Jeff Harrold, chairman and chief executive officer of Lansing, Michigan-based Auto-Owners Insurance Co. and its affiliates, is retiring effective Dec. 31, 2017, the company announced. He has been with the company for more than 40 years. Harrold will be succeeded …

POSTED DECEMBER 12, 2017 6:44 AM
Supreme Court Won’t Hear Sexual Orientation Job Bias Case
The U.S. Supreme Court turned down a chance to decide whether the main federal job-bias law bars discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. The nation’s highest court on Monday rejected an appeal by Jameka Evans, who said she was …

POSTED DECEMBER 12, 2017 6:00 AM
Why Publishing Policies Against Workplace Sexual Harassment Is Not Enough
Sexual misconduct happens at work not because companies don’t publish anti-harassment policies, experts say, but because managers don’t enforce them – and because people fail to apply them to themselves. While the floodgates on reporting abuse and sexual harassment have …

POSTED DECEMBER 12, 2017 6:00 AM

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