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Gold 2019 Best Agency to Work For – South Central: Hotchkiss Insurance
The Hotchkiss Way Excellent client service, emphasis on fundamentals, culture of giving back, focus on employee well-being, sound financial management, and a bright prospect for the future. Those are just a few of the many positives the employees of Texas-based …

POSTED DECEMBER 10, 2019 6:55 AM
Gold 2019 Best Agency to Work For – Midwest: The Bulow Group
The Bulow Group (TBG) in Tinley Park, Illinois, has a motto: “When other agencies are all going in the same direction, we choose to go in a different direction.” To Mike Bulow, who with his brother, Tom Bulow, owns TBG, …

POSTED DECEMBER 10, 2019 6:48 AM
Ohio’s DSW Shoe Warehouse to Pay $40K to Settle Race Discrimination Lawsuit
Columbus, Ohio-based national shoe retailer, DSW Shoe Warehouse Inc., will pay $40,000 and furnish equitable relief throughout the stores in its Midwest Great Lakes Region (including Michigan and Ohio) to resolve a race discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal …

POSTED DECEMBER 10, 2019 6:42 AM
Credit Ratings of Illinois’ National Fire and Casualty Downgraded
AM Best has downgraded the Financial Strength Rating to B++ (Good) from A- (Excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating to “bbb+” from “a-” of National Fire and Casualty Co. (NFC), based in Chicago. The outlook of these ratings remains …

POSTED DECEMBER 10, 2019 6:41 AM
Georgia Cemetery Workers Accused of Stealing, Selling Memorials
Two Georgia cemetery employees have been charged with stealing dozens of bronze memorial markers and selling them at a recycling center for about $300,000. The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office responded to complaints that markers were disappearing from Meadowbrook Memory Gardens …

POSTED DECEMBER 10, 2019 6:37 AM
Utility Fined $145K for Submitting Inaccurate Info About Tennessee Nuclear Plant
Federal regulators have fined the nation’s largest public utility $145,000 for submitting incomplete and inaccurate information on a backup system at its Watts Bar Nuclear Plant. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission notified the Tennessee Valley Authority of the proposed fine regarding …

POSTED DECEMBER 10, 2019 6:34 AM
Group Warns Climate Regulations Could Disrupt Investment Strategies
Tighter government climate regulations by 2025 could wipe up to $2.3 trillion off the value of companies in industries ranging from fossil fuel producers to agriculture and car makers, an investor group warned in a report. Rules aimed at lowering …

POSTED DECEMBER 10, 2019 6:00 AM
Why ‘Victorian’ HR Policies That Try to Ban Sex Won’t Work-Viewpoint
Mark Wiseman, who was seen by many as a likely heir to BlackRock Inc. Chief Executive Officer Larry Fink, is now out of a job. The details we have are scant. In a memo, Wiseman explained: “I am leaving BlackRock …

POSTED DECEMBER 10, 2019 6:00 AM
Gold 2019 Best Agency to Work For – West: Snapp & Associates
That phrase “you can’t be all things to all people” has been tossed out the window at Snapp & Associates Insurance Services. Accurate and regular salary reviews. Room for growth. Good leaders who don’t micromanage. A welcoming environment, and positive …

POSTED DECEMBER 10, 2019 6:00 AM
How Test of Waymo’s Robotaxi Service in Arizona Is Going
More than 100,000 trips have been taken in robotaxis operated by Waymo, the self-driving car unit of Alphabet Inc. Now the service is expanding to iPhone users. On the first anniversary of its pilot program in Chandler, Arizona, Waymo said …

POSTED DECEMBER 10, 2019 6:00 AM

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