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UK Prime Minister Survives Confidence Vote but Party Is Bitterly Divided
Prime Minister Theresa May survived a confidence vote from her Conservative party on Wednesday, but more than a third of her lawmakers said she was no longer the right leader to implement Britain’s exit from the European Union. Britain’s March …

POSTED DECEMBER 12, 2018 10:48 PM
Official Figure on Insured Losses for 2018 California Wildfires Reaches $9B
The official tally for insured losses from this year’s major California wildfires is $9.05 billion – for now. California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones on Wednesday released official figures for losses from the Camp Fire in Northern California and the Woolsey …

POSTED DECEMBER 12, 2018 7:09 PM
AM Best Downgrades Ratings of Mercury in California, Wildfires a Factor
AM Best has downgraded the Financial Strength Rating (FSR) to A (Excellent) from A+ (Superior) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Ratings (Long-Term ICR) to “a+” from “aa-” for the members of Los Angeles, Calif.-based Mercury Casualty Group. The record wildfires …

POSTED DECEMBER 12, 2018 6:41 PM
Refreezing Still Threatens Roads After Southern Snowstorm
Seesawing temperatures across several southern states were gradually melting snow from a wintry storm, but also “transforming slushy roads into treacherous ice,” one governor warned Tuesday. Scores of schools in Virginia and North Carolina were closed for a second day, …

POSTED DECEMBER 12, 2018 5:59 PM
Wet Harvest Leads to $77M Loss for Arkansas Soybean Farmers
Agriculture experts say Arkansas soybean farmers have lost at least $77 million this year after heavy rainfall interrupted harvest season and damaged the quality of the crop. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that University of Arkansas researchers found that wet conditions …

POSTED DECEMBER 12, 2018 5:36 PM
June 20 Still the Cut Off Date for Dicamba Use in Minnesota
Minnesota is maintaining its June 20 cutoff date for farmers to use the herbicide dicamba, which has been blamed for drifting and damaging neighboring soybean fields. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture imposed the cutoff for 2018 after getting 253 reports …

POSTED DECEMBER 12, 2018 5:34 PM
Texas Agency, The Nitsche Group, Named to Baylor’s Family Business Hall of Fame
The Nitsche Group, an independent insurance agency headquartered in Giddings, Texas, has been inducted into the Hall of Fame during this year’s Family Business of the Year Awards Program hosted by Baylor University. The Nitsche Group is among only two …

POSTED DECEMBER 12, 2018 5:32 PM
4K Texas Businesses Share $3M in Early Qualifier Dividends from Texas Mutual
Austin-based workers’ compensation insurer, Texas Mutual Insurance Co., has paid more than $3 million in early qualifier dividends to approximately 4,000 newer policyholder owners across the state. This payout is the final component of the company’s $280 million record dividend …

POSTED DECEMBER 12, 2018 5:26 PM
Alera Group Acquires Ohio Employee Benefits Firm, Bailey & Company
Alera Group has acquired Bailey & Company, an employee benefits firm headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Bailey & Company specializes in a wide variety of employee benefit programs. The firm helps its clients – …

POSTED DECEMBER 12, 2018 5:23 PM
‘Ineffective’ Safeguard Cited in Husky Oil Refinery Blast in Wisconsin
An “ineffective” safeguard failed to prevent an explosive mixing of air and fuel at a Husky Energy refinery in Superior, Wisconsin, leading to a blast and fire in the plant’s gasoline-producing unit in April, a U.S. industrial safety group says. …

POSTED DECEMBER 12, 2018 5:19 PM

FOX News

Gutfeld on the French terror attack
A fiend shot and killed at least two people in Northeastern France Tuesday night. He yelled "Allahu Akbar" while opening fire at a Christmas market. Wonder what he was trying to tell us.

POSTED DECEMBER 12, 2018 10:42 PM
House overwhelmingly passes farm bill, without tighter work requirements favored by Trump
In a sign that bipartisan agreement remains possible in Washington as Congress barrels towards a possible government shutdown over border wall funding, the House of Representatives on Wednesday passed a farm bill -- a massive legislative package that reauthorizes agriculture programs and food aid -- by a comfortable 369-47 margin.

POSTED DECEMBER 12, 2018 10:34 PM
Fox Business Network posts back-to-back yearly wins over CNBC in Business Day viewers
Fox Business Network finished 2018 with its second straight yearly win over CNBC in Business Day viewers, landing its highest rated year ever across Business Day and Total Day viewers in the process.

POSTED DECEMBER 12, 2018 10:18 PM
Meadows out of running for White House chief of staff; Trump wants him to stay in Congress
Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., is no longer a contender to replace the departing John Kelly as White House chief of staff, the Trump administration announced Wednesday.

POSTED DECEMBER 12, 2018 10:07 PM
Judge Andrew Napolitano: Have we forgotten that only Congress can declare war?
Today's topic: presidential war-making powers.

POSTED DECEMBER 12, 2018 9:57 PM
Bipartisan support grows on the Hill for reform of burn pit vet support system
Congress members from both sides of the aisle came together on Capitol Hill on Wednesday to urge lawmakers to fast-track a benefits package that would provide assistance to veterans who have fallen ill after their exposure to burn pits.

POSTED DECEMBER 12, 2018 9:37 PM
Suit: Drop 'good moral character' cosmetologist requirement
Two Pennsylvania cosmetologists are suing the state for denying their license applications because of their criminal records.

POSTED DECEMBER 12, 2018 9:34 PM
Review: Spit spot! Blunt's a practically perfect Poppins
In the half-century since the original "Mary Poppins" debuted, we've learned a lot about refined sugar, frankly none of it good.

POSTED DECEMBER 12, 2018 9:24 PM
Deal struck on Capitol Hill sexual-harassment reform legislation
Congress reached an agreement Wednesday over a new sexual harassment policy aimed at holding lawmakers personally responsible for harassment and retaliation.

POSTED DECEMBER 12, 2018 9:19 PM
Mom whose toddler was yanked by police resolves another case
A mother who was violently separated from her toddler by New York police in a widely viewed videotaped encounter agreed on Wednesday to do community service to resolve a separate legal case.

POSTED DECEMBER 12, 2018 9:18 PM

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