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World Series throws risk managers a curve
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For risk managers, the World Series is not just a game. Major League Baseball's best-of-seven championship series is one of the world's premiere sporting events, attracting a television audience of tens of millions in the United States and around the world. It also will ratchet up the pressure on insurers to make sure that anything that conceivably might go wrong won't occur. More

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Announcing the first global survey of ISO 31000
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The first global survey of ISO 31000–Risk Management Principle and Guidelines will run until October 31, 2011. The aim of the survey is to gauge how decision makers across all sectors perceive ISO 31000 and to provide input for the preparation of the ISO 31004 guide, due out in 2014 or earlier. It takes less than 5 minutes to complete and it is confidential. More

DHS: 'Anonymous' wants to hack US industrial control systems
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The hacker group Anonymous is interested in attacking the industrial control systems behind energy, biotechnology and oil businesses, according to a Department of Homeland Security bulletin. The website Public Intelligence released the bulletin to the public this week. The DHS bulletin was issued privately last month. More

Growing concern over the NYPD's counterterrorism methods
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In response to the 9/11 attacks, the New York Police Department (NYPD) established its own Counter-Terrorism Bureau and revamped its Intelligence Division. Since that time, its methods have gone largely unchallenged and have been generally popular with New Yorkers, who expect the department to take measures to prevent future attacks. However, it has been more than 10 years since the 9/11 attacks, and the NYPD is now facing growing concern over its counterterrorism activities. More

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Senators oppose flood insurance requirement on properties near levees
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Two senators are pressing to remove a federal requirement that homeowners and businesses near levees and dams purchase flood insurance. Senators Thad Cochran, R-Miss., and Mark Pryor, D-Ark., have launched an effort to convince their colleagues to overturn a provision in Senate legislation that would require federal flood insurance coverage in areas already protected by levees, dams or other flood control structures. More

Charleston, W.V., explores new plan to reduce retiree liability
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Charleston Council members got their first look at a retiree insurance plan that City Manager David Molgaard believes would significantly reduce the city's liability for retiree health insurance. Greg Carpenter, sales executive for Commercial Insurance, told finance committee members the plan would be available for city employees who have retired and are eligible for Medicare. More

Testing employer liability
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If the facts of the accuser can be believed, what went on at Pleasant Grove, Utah-based Lone Peak Controls is a bit strange and unusual. The electrical contracting company finds itself on the receiving end of a sexual-harassment complaint, filed in U.S. District Court in Utah, alleging that the company's owner created a hostile-work environment for a former administrative assistant, 44-year-old Trudy Nycole Anderson. More

Study: Unemployment insurance reform could spur job growth
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According to the Tax Foundation study, Unemployment Insurance Taxes: Options for Program Design and Insolvent Trust Funds, 34 states have depleted their unemployment insurance reserves and been forced to borrow $37 billion from the federal government to pay their share of the benefits. Starting on Sept. 30, states must begin to pay over $1 billion in interest on those loans. In many cases, businesses and employees could be expected to pick up the tab for the interest payments. More

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