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Ottawa, Manitoba to fund research on crop diseases affecting canola

The federal and Manitoba governments announced Thursday they will contribute more than $1.2 million "to help identify and address problems caused by canola diseases and pests" such as clubroot. See More
1 hour ago
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British Columbia auto insurer estimates more than 10% of claims have "element of fraud or exaggeration"

British Columbia auto insurer estimates more than 10% of claims have "element of fraud or exaggeration" See More
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Scientists say 'loopy' jet stream behind weird weather

While easterners dig out after wintry blasts and blizzards, normally frigid prairie cities are into their second week of a January thaw that has seen overnight rain in Edmonton and shirt sleeves in Calgary. See More
2 hours ago
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Nuclear power gets more support, offshore drilling less from scientists than general public: Surveys

The percentage of the American general population opposed to building more nuclear power plants is greater than the percentage of members of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, while the number of AAAS members agreeing that... See More
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TD Insurance to let auto customers file claims, get collision repairs at one location

TD Insurance announced Wednesday that it is teaming up with its preferred vendors and will open Feb. 2 a “one-stop solution” for auto claims and collision repairs. See More
22 hours ago
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Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance expands into Canada

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance announced this week it is "expanding into the Canadian marketplace," where it is currently licensed to conduct business. See More
22 hours ago
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Insured losses following U.S. blizzard not expected to be high: AIR Worldwide

The blizzard that hit the Northeast United States earlier this week – bringing with it high winds, deep snow, coastal flooding and power outages – was far less severe than forecast, with insured losses currently not expected to be... See More
yesterday
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Changing sea levels causing 'significant water resource problems,' flood risk on U.S. northeast coast: Army Corps of Engineers

The United States Army Corps of Engineers warned Wednesday of flood risk posed by changing sea levels and the importance of land use planning and identified "high risk" areas such as the cities of Baltimore and Washington, D.C. See More
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Growth, retention top business goals affecting IT investments: Celent

Insurance carriers in the United States are focusing on improving their distribution practices as a key technique for driving growth, but are facing limited growth opportunities as a result of continuing marketplace pressures, suggests a new... See More
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Analysis reveals political risk exposures around the world

Oxford Analytica and Willis Group Holdings have announced the availability of a new political risk model to help companies assess financial exposure to political risks, the identification and management of which represents a significant and... See More
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64% of Canadian CEOs surveyed expressed concern about data security: PwC

Cyber security is "strategically important" to three of four Canadian chief executive officers surveyed, while nearly two-thirds identified cyber threats as a concern, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) LLP suggested in a recent report. See More
Wednesday
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Changes needed to prevent 'catastrophic gas transmission line accidents,' U.S. transportation safety board chair says

WASHINGTON - Three powerful accidents in recent years highlight weaknesses in the oversight of how natural gas providers maintain the largest pipelines in their networks, United States government accident investigators said Wednesday as they... See More
Wednesday
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Proposal to prepare for pandemic, involving insurance, likely to be presented 'in the coming months,' World Bank president predicts

The president of the World Bank suggested Tuesday that he anticipates that a proposal to help countries prepare for health catastrophes – which would likely involve insurance – is likely to be presented in the coming months. See More
Wednesday
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Q4 underwriting income up 7.1%, net income down 44.4% for ACE

ACE Limited's unaudited net income for 2014 Q4 decreased 44.4% from the same quarter in 2013 - US$555 million compared to US$998 million - but officials remain confident in the company's strategy. See More
Wednesday
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CNA offers brokers 'full range' of coverage in Canada with specialty launch

With the introduction of its specialty products in Canada, commercial insurer CNA Financial Corp. plans to "build out" its talent base, focusing "primarily" on brokers with whom it already has relationships and expand its offerings to include... See More
Wednesday
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Commercial p&c pricing in United States down slightly in 2014 Q4

Premium pricing for the commercial property/casualty market in the United States was slightly lower in 2014 Q4, closely mirroring the previous quarter, although wind and hail losses continued to be a problem for some regions, note survey... See More
Wednesday
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CRU Group Inc. Acquires Shares of Maltmans Group International

The partners of CRU Group Inc. and Maltmans Group International are pleased to announce the acquisition of the shares of Maltmans by CRU. The new organisation will facilitate the continued growth of b... See More
Wednesday
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Creechurch Expands Cyber Liability Insurance: Adding 24-Hour Breach Response Service managed by CGI

TORONTO — Creechurch Underwriters, a leading underwriter of cyber and technology insurance in Canada, today announces the expansion of its Cyber-Privacy coverage, including risk mitigation ... See More
Tuesday

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