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Grocer Bringing Unmanned Delivery to Arizona Customers
Nuro and grocery chain Kroger are teaming up to bring unmanned delivery service to customers. The companies said this week that Nuro’s unmanned vehicle, the R1, will be added to a fleet of autonomous Prius vehicles that have run self-driving …

POSTED DECEMBER 19, 2018 3:44 PM
Oregon Legislators Revisit Worker Protections for off Duty Pot Use
Oregon lawmakers will consider making it illegal for businesses to fire employees who flunk drug tests for using marijuana off the clock, reviving a workers’ rights campaign that failed in the statehouse last year. The Statesman Journal reports that a …

POSTED DECEMBER 19, 2018 3:41 PM
Japan’s Post Holdings Buys 7% of Insurer Aflac
Japan Post Holdings Co. Ltd. on Wednesday said it will buy 7 percent of U.S. insurer Aflac Inc. for about $2.4 billion, as the postal and financial conglomerate seeks new profit-drivers to counter weak growth prospects. Japan Post, majority-owned by …

POSTED DECEMBER 19, 2018 2:26 PM
Alliant Hires Callahan as Senior Vice President in New York
Alliant has hired William Callahan as senior vice president. In this role, the New York-based insurance veteran will provide a range of insurance and risk management services to a portfolio of clients. Callahan has 30 years of insurance experience in …

POSTED DECEMBER 19, 2018 2:09 PM
Pennsylvania Says Uber Can Resume Self-Driving Car Testing on Public Roads
Uber Technologies Inc received approval from Pennsylvania to resume self-driving car testing on public roads this week, state records show, nine months after it suspended the program following a deadly accident in Arizona. A company spokeswoman said on Tuesday Uber …

POSTED DECEMBER 19, 2018 2:04 PM
The Hilb Group Acquires Massachusetts’ Bruce Crohn
The Hilb Group LLC (THG) has acquired Bruce Crohn LLC. The transaction became effective December 1, 2018. Founded in 2009, Crohn is a full-service employee benefits consultant and insurance brokerage firm located in Cambridge, Mass. It assists in managing the …

POSTED DECEMBER 19, 2018 1:55 PM
Ryan Specialty Group Acquires New York’s Superior Payment Plan
Ryan Specialty Group LLC (RSG) has acquired the assets and operations of Superior Payment Plan LLC, a premium finance company based in Depew, N.Y. Terms of the agreement were not shared. Following the transaction, Superior’s operations will become part of …

POSTED DECEMBER 19, 2018 1:52 PM
Marsh Makes Post-JLT Merger Leadership Appointments
Global insurance broker Marsh announced the appointments of key leaders for its regional, specialty and placement teams worldwide that will be effective upon closing of the pending acquisition by Marsh’s parent company, Marsh & McLennan Cos., of JLT. The acquisition …

POSTED DECEMBER 19, 2018 1:49 PM
EPIC Holdings to Acquire Integro
EPIC Holdings Inc., parent company of EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants based in San Francisco, has agreed to acquire Integro Holdings Inc., which houses the U.S. operations of New York-based Integro Group Holdings. The acquisition will add 400 team members …

POSTED DECEMBER 19, 2018 1:27 PM
Australia Court Narrows Class-Action Suits Against BHP over Brazil Mine Disaster
The Federal Court of Australia on Tuesday ordered that the number of class-action lawsuits against BHP Group over a Brazilian mine collapse be narrowed to one from three. BHP is facing legal challenges over the 2015 collapse of the Fundao …

POSTED DECEMBER 19, 2018 11:35 AM

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