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Last of WV WCC 'Town Hall' Meetings Scheduled 12/03/2003
State: WV | Segment: Top | 86 | 0
The West Virginia Workers' Compensation Commission continues its series of informational "Town Hall" meetings on Friday, Dec. 5, in Parkersburg to discuss the structure of the new agency and legislative changes that went into effect July 1 with passage of Senate Bill 2013. The meeting wi...Read More
Lifting Guidelines Developed by Ohio State University 11/21/2003
State: NA | Segment: Top | 318 | 0
Utilizing a grant from the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC), The Ohio State University's (OSU's) Biodynamics Laboratory - part of the university's Institute for Ergonomics - has developed a set of lifting guidelines to: * Provide guidance on the design of lifting tasks to reduce t...Read More
Loews Declares 3Q Dividend of $0.15/Common Stock 11/19/2003
State: CA | Segment: Top | 84 | 0 | Popular with Wcc
Loews Corporation (NYSE:LTR) announced yesterday the declaration of the Company's quarterly dividend.A dividend of $0.15 per share of Common Stock will be paid. The dividend will be payable December 15, 2003 to shareholders of record on December 1, 2003. Source: Loews Corpor...Read More
Labor Stats Show Safer, More Secure Work Places 11/19/2003
State: NA | Segment: Top | 118 | 0
U.S. Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao yesterday released the Department of Labor's annual enforcement statistics, showing that the Department's innovative and effective approach to protecting workers is yielding record-breaking results. Chao noted that American workers are safer and are receiv...Read More
Leavitt Puts Pressure on Legislature Against WCF 11/03/2003
State: UT | Segment: Top | 251 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Gov. Mike Leavitt joined Utah's four other elected executive officers Thursday to underscore their opposition to the privatization of Utah's Workers Compensation Fund (WCF). A couple of weeks ago, WCF officials sued the state for a declaration as to who owns what of the Fund. WCF officials s...Read More
Liberty Mutual Closes $550M Prudential Deal 11/03/2003
State: NA | Segment: Top | 275 | 0
Liberty Mutual Group friday announced the closing of its approximately $550 million purchase of Prudential Financial, Inc.'s (NYSE: PRU) U.S. personal lines property and casualty operations. "This furthers Liberty Mutual's growth strategy in a consolidating personal insurance marketplace,"...Read More
Liberty Mutual Will Sponsor Spanish Cycling Team 10/30/2003
State: NA | Segment: Top | 172 | 0
Liberty Mutual Group yesterday announced that it will become the lead sponsor of Spain's oldest, most successful professional cycling team and one of the top 10 teams in the world. The company agreed to a five-year deal beginning with the 2004 season. Financial terms were not disclosed....Read More
Liberty Mutual Boosts Asbestos Reserves $405M 10/21/2003
State: NA | Segment: Top | 263 | 0
Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. announced that it is adding $405 million to its gross asbestos reserves for the third quarter.According to the company, the reserve increase amounts to $331 million net of reinsurance recoveries and $215 million after tax, bringing Liberty Mutual's total net asb...Read More
Liberty Mutual Rating Unchanged Per A.M. Best 10/20/2003
State: NA | Segment: Top | 264 | 0
A.M. Best Co. has announced the current financial strength and debt ratings of the Liberty Mutual Insurance Companies (Liberty Mutual) (Boston) remain unchanged following the group's announcement of the results of a ground-up asbestos study and summary update on year-to-date business performance....Read More
Lawsuit Filed By Shepard vs State Auto Dismissed 10/17/2003
State: NA | Segment: Top | 377 | 0
A U.S. District Court judge dismissed Wednesday a lawsuit filed by State Auto Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:STFC) investor Gregory M. Shepard and his wholly owned company ("Shepard"). It was alleged that directors of STFC and its parent company, State Automobile Mutual Insurance Company ("SA...Read More
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