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For summits, Chicago police will be put
on 12-hour shifts

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The Chicago Police Department plans to free up a third of its force during a pair of international summits this spring by switching officers to 12-hour shifts, police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said. More

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With an NFIP extension to may complete, industry eyes long-term reforms
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With the National Flood Insurance Program finally provided breathing space until May 31 through one of President Obama's last actions of 2011 on Dec. 23, industry officials now say one of their top priorities in the new year is to ensure the latest short-term extension is the last. More

2011 catastrophe events inch market upward
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High losses from 2011 are producing greater underwriting discipline among reinsurers when it comes to catastrophe-exposed renewals, according to a major insurance broker. In a report titled, "Change is in the Wind," Willis Re, the reinsurance broking division of Willis Group Holdings, says with the majority of this year's "catastrophe losses arising from un-modeled or inadequately modeled perils or territories, reinsurers are being more forceful in their demand for greater transparency of data." More

Risk Agencies Using SKIDCAR Training

Spokane County Risk Management, Nevada POOL/PACT, Alabama Municipal Insurance Corporation, and others mitigate their vehicle operation losses by using the SKIDCAR. Find out how, here.

Google Apps and a tale of 2 cities
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As the London Borough of Hillingdon stakes its claim to becoming the first local authority in the U.K. to move to Cloud Computing with Google Apps, the city of Los Angeles has scaled back its own Cloud ambitions. More

Insurance veterans' forecasts for 2012
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Insurance Journal spoke with leading industry professionals and asked them what they are expecting this year. If their forecasts are any guide, 2012 is going to be another very interesting year for the Property and Casualty insurance industry. More

Insurance regulation takes center stage
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While there may be limited congressional action on risk management- and insurance-related affairs during 2012, Washington still can have a major impact on the industry this year, Capitol Hill observers say. That's because in some instances, the focus may shift from lawmakers to regulators, experts say. More

TSA detection officer who aided drug smugglers sentenced
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The TSA security officer who helped smugglers run drugs through a Buffalo, N.Y., airport was sentenced to two years in prison on conspiracy charges on Jan. 4. In addition to the 24-month sentence, Minnetta Walker, 44, will also be subject to a year supervised release after her prison sentence, said the FBI in a Jan. 4 statement. More

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