Archive for June, 2016

FSOC votes to rescind GE Capital’s SIFI designation

FSOC votes to rescind GE Capital’s SIFI designation

The FSOC’s decision Wednesday to reverse GE Capital’s SIFI designation is expected to have strong financial and political implication. Source: Yahoo! News     

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Want to grab your audience’s attention? Talk about them, not you

Want to grab your audience’s attention? Talk about them, not you

Tailoring your presentation to your unique audience can be the difference between a success and a flop. Source: Yahoo! News     

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Munich Re US, IBHS Launch New App Emphasizing Safer Homes

Munich Re US, IBHS Launch New App Emphasizing Safer Homes

A new mobile app designed to help homeowners better understand how to strengthen their homes to withstand severe weather events has been released by Munich Re, US, and the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS). FORTIFIED Home On … Source: Claims Journal     

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Privatization of Louisiana Self-Insurance Program Saved $10M

Privatization of Louisiana Self-Insurance Program Saved $10M

Former Gov. Bobby Jindal’s privatization of claims processing and loss prevention services for Louisiana’s self-insurance program saved the state money, though less than projected, according to an audit released Monday. The Jindal administration privatized the Office of Risk Management work … Source: Claims Journal     

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New Research Uses Patterns to Predict Terrorist Behavior

New Research Uses Patterns to Predict Terrorist Behavior

Government agencies are having difficulty tracking potential terrorist attacks, since terrorists have developed new ways to communicate besides social media. A new framework developed by researchers at Binghamton University, State University of New York is able to predict future terrorist … Source: Claims Journal     

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Fixing Airport Security With Improved Training

Fixing Airport Security With Improved Training

Covering their ears, 192 future airport security officers watched from a grandstand as Larry Colburn detonates a plastic-explosives device like the one carried by the underwear bomber in a failed attempt to blow up a plane on Christmas Day 2009. … Source: Claims Journal     

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Pinterest gets serious about digital commerce

Pinterest gets serious about digital commerce

The social media platform now has shops for products and pages for merchants where people can find items similar to the ones they have “pinned.” Source: Yahoo! News     

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Toyota Recalling Nearly 1.5M Cars With Defective Airbags, Canisters

Toyota Recalling Nearly 1.5M Cars With Defective Airbags, Canisters

Toyota announced Wednesday it is recalling 1.43 million vehicles for defective airbags and another 2.87 million vehicles for faulty fuel emissions controls. Toyota Motor Corp. said it has not received any reports of injuries or fatalities related to either recall. … Source: Claims Journal     

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Uber Sensor Designed to Track Driver Behavior

Uber Sensor Designed to Track Driver Behavior

Using smartphone sensors to peek over its drivers’ shoulders, Uber is promising to keep a closer eye on their behavior – while discouraging speeding or slamming on the brakes. The global ride-hailing company on Wednesday announced an extensive test of … Source: Claims Journal     

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Ex-billionaire Wyly’s Dallas mansion slipping away in court

Ex-billionaire Wyly’s Dallas mansion slipping away in court

Wyly wants to keep the property under a Texas homestead law intended to keep people from winding up homeless after filing for Chapter 11 protection. Source: Yahoo! News     

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