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Analysis: Test ahead for US law limiting gun-seller liability
Reuters via Chicago Tribune    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Recent deadly shootings in Wisconsin and Colorado reignited calls for more gun control in the United States, but one element has been largely missing from the debate: Should gun makers or sellers be held liable? More

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Chicago City Hall teams up with Blue Cross to probe health-insurance fraud
Crain's Chicago Business    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Chicago City Hall and Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Illinois are calling in the gumshoes and bloodhounds to crack down on what they suspect is millions of dollars a year in fraud in the city's health-insurance program. In an initiative being announced this morning, the city and its largest benefits administrator are forming a joint task force to review today's situation and develop a strategy to improve it. More

Deloitte Report addresses $30 billion fraud pandemic
Property Casualty 360    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Fraud exacts an enormous economic toll on the insurance industry, costing P&C insurers an estimated $30 billion in losses each year. To address the enormity of the problem, insurers must move away from fragmented approaches, says Deloitte in a new report titled, "A Call to Action: Identifying Strategies to Win the War Against Insurance Fraud." More

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Why some Georgians approved a transportation sales tax
Governing    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Transportation wonks across the country last month watched with anticipation to see whether voters in the greater Atlanta region would approve a plan to add a 10-year, one-penny sales tax in order to fund nearly $8.5 billion in transportation projects. More

House panels approve changes to gambling, dog liability bills
WBAL-TV    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A panel of Maryland lawmakers recently lowered the amount of taxes that a casino in Anne Arundel County and a planned casino in Baltimore would have to pay under a measure to expand gambling and bring a new casino to the Washington area. The legislation was approved recently by the House Ways and Means Committee. More

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Board OKs $72 million to set up Nevada insurance exchange
The Associated Press via Bloomberg Businessweek    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A state board approved a $72 million contract to implement a health insurance exchange in Nevada under the federal Affordable Care Act, but Gov. Brian Sandoval said the program will need to become self-sustaining if it is to continue. More

Topeka, Kan., city leaders approve budget in early morning hours
WIBW-TV    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Topeka City Council members and Mayor Bill Bunten in Kansas broke a deadlock recently. The budget comes with an increase of 2.9 million, which is about a $33 property tax hike per year, on a $100 thousand home. More

Hong Kong probes liability for plastic pellet spill
Environment News Service    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying says he supports the investigation into who is responsible for the plastic pellet spill, in which around 150 tonnes of plastic were dumped into the sea. More

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