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Busloads of migrants from 'caravan' arrive at U.S.-Mexico border
TIJUANA, Mexico (Reuters) - Dozens of Central American migrants from about 600 traveling in a "caravan" through Mexico arrived at the border city of Tijuana late on Tuesday despite warnings it would be futile to try to cross to claim asylum in the United States.


POSTED APRIL 24, 2018 9:16 PM
Trump's travel ban faces Supreme Court reckoning
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's administration goes before the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday to defend the legality of his travel ban targeting people from several Muslim-majority countries, one of the most contentious actions of his presidency.


POSTED APRIL 25, 2018 1:20 AM
Trump and France's Macron seek new measures on Iran as deadline looms
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron pledged on Tuesday to seek stronger measures to contain Iran, but Trump refrained from committing to staying in a 2015 nuclear deal and threatened Tehran with retaliation if it restarted its nuclear program.


POSTED APRIL 25, 2018 2:02 AM
White House doctor refuses to pull out as Trump's nominee for veterans job
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's physician Ronny Jackson will push ahead as the nominee to lead the Veterans Affairs department after allegations about his conduct stalled his Senate hearing for the job, a White House official said on Tuesday.


POSTED APRIL 24, 2018 8:02 PM
Republicans hope to avoid another upset loss in Arizona vote for House seat
PHOENIX (Reuters) - Voters in Arizona went to the polls on Tuesday in a special election to replace a longtime Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives who was forced to resign over a sexual misconduct scandal.


POSTED APRIL 25, 2018 12:44 AM
Shire says willing to recommend Takeda's $64 billion offer to shareholders
LONDON/NEW YORK/TOKYO (Reuters) - Rare disease drug maker Shire Plc said on Tuesday it was willing to recommend a sweetened $64 billion offer from Japan's Takeda Pharmaceutical Co to shareholders, in what could be the biggest acquisition of a drug company this year.


POSTED APRIL 25, 2018 1:43 AM
Asian shares rattled by rising U.S. yields, cost worries
TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares fell on Wednesday as a rise in U.S. bond yields above 3 percent and warnings from bellwether U.S. companies of higher costs drove fears that a boom in corporate earnings may be near its peak.


POSTED APRIL 25, 2018 2:08 AM
Toronto police eye deadly van attack suspect's 'cryptic message'
TORONTO (Reuters) - The man accused of plowing a rental van into pedestrians on a crowded Toronto sidewalk, killing 10 people in Canada's deadliest mass killing in decades, left a "cryptic message" on social media before his attack, police said on Tuesday.


POSTED APRIL 24, 2018 9:28 PM
Suspect arrested in the shooting of two Dallas police officers: police
(Reuters) - A suspect was arrested on Tuesday after two Dallas police officers were shot and critically wounded at a Home Depot Inc store and a civilian was also shot in the incident, police said.


POSTED APRIL 25, 2018 12:43 AM
Trump says NAFTA talks going 'nicely,' Canada sees progress on auto rules
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday a new North American Free Trade Agreement could be agreed on quickly, as Canada hailed progress on forging new rules for the auto industry, the pivotal issue in talks to revamp the 24-year-old accord.


POSTED APRIL 24, 2018 7:42 PM

Business Insurance

Willis Towers Watson makes corporate risk and broking changes
Willis Towers Watson P.L.C. has added Jim O’Connor, Jon Drummond and Amelia Valz to its corporate risk and broking segment.

POSTED APRIL 24, 2018 1:05 PM
Axis funding risk management academy at University of Illinois
Axis Capital Holdings Ltd. said Tuesday it had established the Axis Risk Management Academy at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

POSTED APRIL 24, 2018 12:42 PM
Ohio proposes $1.5 billion comp rebate for employers
Ohio Gov. John R. Kasich and the top executive for the Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation on Tuesday proposed giving Ohio employers $1.5 billion in premium rebates this summer, according to a press release.

POSTED APRIL 24, 2018 12:26 PM
Brown & Brown revenue up 7.8% in first quarter
Brown & Brown Inc. reported first-quarter 2018 revenue of $501.5 million, up 7.8% from the first quarter of 2017, the broker said in a statement Monday night.

POSTED APRIL 24, 2018 11:34 AM
Travelers profit up despite catastrophe losses
Travelers Cos. Inc.’s profit rose 8.4% in the first quarter of 2018 despite losses caused by natural catastrophes.

POSTED APRIL 24, 2018 10:23 AM
Comp rates in Idaho to decrease 3.4% midyear
The Idaho Department of Insurance approved a proposal from the National Council on Compensation Insurance for a 3.4% decrease to workers compensation insurance rates, the department announced Thursday.

POSTED APRIL 24, 2018 10:09 AM
Boxer, record producer drawn into crypto scam
Boxer Floyd “Money” Mayweather and record producer DJ Khaled each posted photos on social media platforms touting a cryptocurrency-related credit card, Centra, whose creators have been charged with fraud by the Securities and Exchange Commission.

POSTED APRIL 24, 2018 9:40 AM
Lloyd’s of London starts hiring for EU subsidiary in Brussels
(Reuters) — Lloyd’s of London has started hiring for its EU subsidiary in Brussels, with roles across finance, compliance, human resources and underwriting to be based in Belgium’s capital city.

POSTED APRIL 24, 2018 8:44 AM
Insurers look to adapt as price hikes remain muted
Insurers are looking for new ways to control losses, improve underwriting and attract business after last year’s catastrophes failed to induce marketwide rate hikes.

POSTED APRIL 24, 2018 7:00 AM
Pro-employer bent seen with NLRB’s new GOP majority
The Senate’s approval of John F. Ring as the new chair of the National Labor Relations Board this month restores a Republican majority to the board and heralds more pro-employer rulings.

POSTED APRIL 24, 2018 6:44 AM

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