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December 1, 2022


Landslides are more widespread than any other geological event, occurring in all parts of the world; understanding them can teach us a lot about managing the risk they pose. 
For the third year in a row, the primary driver for the winter weather pattern in Canada and the Northern U.S. will be La Niña. This is just the fourth time on record we’ve seen a La Niña event persist for three consecutive years.


US life insurers paid out a staggering amount of benefits during 2021, according to new data released by the American Council of Life Insurers.
GlobalData found that State Farm's market share declined from 15.9% in 2017 to 13.9% in 2021. In 2021, Progressive expanded its commercial motor business by acquiring Protective Insurance Corporation, which gave it a larger fleet and additional product lines.
According to an analysis by S&P Global Market Intelligence, the U.S. excess and surplus market continued to grow in 2022, surging $37.6 billion in premiums during the first six months. 
InsurTech Lemonade booked a third-quarter net loss of $91.4 million compared with a net loss of $66.4 million during the same quarter last year, but in a letter to shareholders, the company said both top and bottom lines came in ahead of expectations.
Associations representing insurers operating in CA released an analysis showing wildfire catastrophe models would improve homeowners' access to insurance.
Millions of California insurance consumers are being adversely affected and incurring higher costs of insurance due to the malfunctioning insurance regulatory system in California.
Third-quarter 2022 marked the 20th consecutive quarter of increased premiums for commercial property/casualty, according to a report from the Council of Insurance Agents and Brokers (CIAB).
Reinsurance rates for property-catastrophe business should increase by well over 10 percent when contracts are renewed in January 2023, according to a commentary from Fitch Ratings.
Beyond the human cost, the number of insurance claims filed continues to rise, topping more than 622,000 claims reported as of last week, and estimated insured losses stand at more than $8.7 billion.
It hasn't been made official by the governor's office, but Florida legislative leaders have set a date for a second special session to tackle property insurance issues - Dec. 12 through Dec. 16.


State laws vary regarding auto policies, personal and commercial; each state prescribes its own minimum limits and other required coverages. Let's explore how auto statutes vary from state to state. 
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's data shows that this outbreak is the deadliest in history.
The Sherman County Sheriff's Office said five employees were burned in the blaze.
The boil order had been in effect since Sunday, when a power outage at a purification plant caused pressure to drop.
The Tesla Semi, the company's Class 8 semi-truck, has completed a 500-mile trip with a total weigh-in of 81,000 pounds.
If you're a United States resident and plan to drive either your own or a rental car in British Columbia, Canada, it's more important than ever to check with your insurance agent or company first to make sure you have full auto insurance coverage.
The Federal Reserve head in St. Louis expects the central bank's fight to curb high inflation in the U.S. economy to stretch into 2024. The Fed has raised interest rates six times this year as the U.S. struggles with a roughly 40-year high inflation rate.


Ash and lava have begun spewing out of the Mauna Loa volcano on Hawaii's Big Island. The activity, which began Sunday and continued into Monday morning, is the first eruption from Mauna Loa in nearly 40 years.
While California is home to several volcanoes that have erupted within the past couple of millennia, USGS geologists say we get plenty of warning if one were to reawaken.
A historical lack of forest management combined with climate change and human activity has contributed to larger and more destructive fires in recent years.
New Jersey environmental officials say the plan to kill trees in a section of Bass River State Forest is designed to better protect against catastrophic wildfires.
Tornadoes damaged numerous homes, destroyed a fire station, briefly trapped people in a grocery store, and ripped the roof off an apartment complex in Mississippi and Alabama. 
Many of California’s reservoirs are significantly below their historic levels for this time of year, some even as low as they were back in 2014 when Gov. Brown issued his drought declaration.
Inspectors for the Texas Railroad Commission are investigating a 5.4 magnitude earthquake that was recorded west of Pecos near the border of Reeves and Culberson counties.
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