Tuesday, November 29, 2011The 2011 Atlantic hurricane season officially ends Wednesday, having produced a total of 19 tropical storms of which seven became hurricanes, including three major hurricanes. This level of activity matched predictions by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and continues the trend of active hurricane seasons that began in 1995. READ MORE >>
Monday, November 28, 2011An insurance industry service that tracks catastrophe losses has sharply raised its estimates for August’s Hurricane Irene, projecting insured property damage of $4.3 billion from the first hurricane to hit the United States in three years. READ MORE >>
Wednesday, November 23, 2011The rush is the risk on Black Friday and Cyber Monday in the eyes of a retail insurance and risk expert who previously worked in retail for 22 years.
Kelly Brown of Zurich North America doesn’t go so far as to describe the holiday time as a zombie apocalypse, but he and others in the insur... READ MORE >>
Friday, November 18, 2011 PRNewsFoto/State Farm More cooking fires occur on Thanksgiving than any other day of the year, according to data provided by State Farm. In fact, grease and cooking-related claims more than double on Thanksgiving Day compared to an average day in November. READ MORE >>
Wednesday, November 16, 2011When Mariya Kruseck broke her tailbone snowboarding and lost her part-time job five years ago, the then 19-year-old college student was relieved she had bought payment protection to go with her credit card. But she said the product failed to kick in and her debt ballooned to more than $2,100, destroying her credit rating. READ MORE >>
Tuesday, November 15, 2011Toyota Motor Co is recalling 550,000 vehicles worldwide, including more than 420,000 in the United States, to replace an engine component that could hamper steering, the Japanese automaker said Wednesday. Models involved include the Toyota-branded Camry sedan, Solara coupe, Highlander SUV, and Sienna minivan for the 2004 and 2005 model years. READ MORE >>
Tuesday, November 15, 2011Nation’s most popular college football pregame show coming to Houston Houston, Texas – The University of Houston is pleased to announce that ESPN's College GameDay is coming to the UH campus for the first time in school historynext Saturday (Nov. 19), in conjunction with the 2:30 p.m. READ MORE >>
Tuesday, November 8, 2011 Low speed motor vehicle collisions are a common occurrence. The use of cellular phones, text messaging, and e-mailing while driving has only increased the frequency of low speed motor vehicle collisions. A collision where there is only minor damage to the vehicles may result in personal injury claims for substantial sums. READ MORE >>
Tuesday, November 1, 2011At least 48 chemical and defense companies were victims of a coordinated cyber attack that has been traced to a man in China, according to a new report from security firm Symantec Corp.
Computers belonging to these companies were infected with malicious software known as “PoisonIvy,”... READ MORE >>
Friday, October 28, 2011The operator of a website that allegedly streamed live, copyrighted sporting events on the Internet illegally was indicted on Oct. 22, 2011, for criminal infringement of a copyright. According to the indictment, between 2005 and Jan. 31, 2011, Bryan McCarthy, of Deer Park, Texas, operated channelsurfing. READ MORE >>