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Financial planning guide offers tips for disaster preparedness
More than 45 serious natural disasters struck the United States in 2014, ranging from severe storms and flooding to tornadoes, earthquakes, mudslides and wildfires, according to Federal Emergency Management Agency. Two thirds of which occurred between May and December. A disaster can hit anytime, anywhere, which is why it is important to make sure you and your family have a preparedness plan in place.
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Deadly tent collapses raise safety concerns
A pair of deadly tent collapses are raising safety concerns. On Sunday, a suburban father died when a tent collapsed at a festival in Wood Dale. And on Monday night, a father and daughter were killed when a circus tent collapsed at the Lancaster, New Hampshire, fairgrounds.
Zipline company says safety should go beyond state regulations
The state of Tennessee regulates zipline operations, but one company said these amusement parks should go beyond the state's minimum required inspections.
"This is not a normal job like a waiter job or any other tourist job," ZipGatlinburg owner Carol Muszik said. "You make a mistake here, somebody's life is in your hands."
Schumer calls for new limo safety standards
New York Democrat Sen. Charles Schumer is calling on the Obama administration to upgrade its safety standards for stretch limousines and other motor coaches following a crash that recently killed four young women in Long Island.
Study: Law enforcement worries more about domestic than Islamic terrorism
Despite public perception about the threat of extremists inspired by al-Qaida and the Islamic State, a new study shows that law enforcement officers are more concerned about the homegrown terrorist next door.
In addition, the study said, the violence associated with foreign-inspired extremists has remained low in comparison to domestic terrorism.
Move to fight Obama's climate plan started early
The New York Times
In the early months of 2014, a group of about 30 corporate lawyers, coal lobbyists and Republican political strategists began meeting regularly in the headquarters of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, often, according to some of the participants, in a conference room overlooking the White House. Their task was to start devising a legal strategy for dismantling the climate change regulations they feared were coming from President Barack Obama.
11 tips for effective cybersecurity
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With major data breaches making headlines on a near-weekly basis, many in the securities industry have wisely begun to focus on developing an effective approach to cybersecurity. Although cybersecurity plans can vary widely among firms depending upon their business, clientele and technical architecture, among other things, effective plans include the following features.
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Miami's model for decriminalizing mental illness in America
America's jails are filled with people suffering from severe psychological problems. But largely thanks to one judge, Miami found ways to keep the mentally ill out of incarceration and in treatment.
'That seat belt looks good on you': Road signs prompt safety
After an increase in traffic fatalities for the past two years, the Utah Department of Transportation started a campaign using edgy, funny messages to promote safety.
Deputies to ride school buses to monitor traffic safety
The Augusta Chronicle
Some Richmond County school buses will carry an extra passenger this year as the sheriff's office attempts to crack down on motorists who fail to yield for stop lights.
Increasing risk of lawsuits stalks public companies
Publicly held companies face a greater risk of being sued compared to several years ago, says an expert, basing his conclusions on a research report.
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