Compiled by our editors with an eye to the quirky and the profound ways in which risk management and insurance impact our world.
Fox News settled a sexual assault
allegation from former contributor
Tamara Holder for more than $2.5
million in February.
Softbank Robotics CEO Masayoshi
Son predicts that by 2047, a single
computer chip will have an IQ
of 10,000, meaning that your
fitness tracker bracelet will
be smarter than a roomful
Hundreds of radioactive wild boars have
taken over numerous towns surrounding
the site of the March 2011 Fukushima
Daiichi nuclear power plant meltdown.
A barn fire claimed a collection of
classic cars owned by an Alberta
man. The collection, valued at more
than $3 million, was uninsured.
ABC News faces a libel suit in South Dakota
with damages that could hit $6 billion
over its “pink slime” reporting on the beef
industry in 2012.
The city of Beijing is fighting back against the
theft of toilet paper in public bathrooms by
requiring digital facial scans before paper
Passengers escaped serious injury on
March 24 when an Amtrak Acela train
derailed and sideswiped a NJ Transit
train in New York’s Penn Station.
Long-term care insurer Penn Treaty
Network America Insurance and its affiliate
American Network Insurance liquidated,
Global insured losses totaled
$54 billion in 2016, up 42
percent from 2015, according
to Swiss Re.
Production at a Coca-Cola bottling facility in
Northern Ireland was shut down March 28 when it
was discovered a shipment of soda cans delivered
to the facility was contaminated with human feces.
Climate change-driven mudslides
that break fuel pipes are an
increasing risk. Hundreds of
thousands of gallons of oil
and gas has spilled recently in
Pennsylvania and South Dakota.
United Airlines was hit by social media for
its dress code “leggings” controversy.