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  • Hub Acquires Assets of Atlanta-based Insurtech In-Fi; Hires Chasteen
    Hub International Limited, has acquired the assets of CBIS, LLC, d/b/a “In-Fi” (In-Fi). Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Established in 2016 by co-founder Jon Chasteen, In-Fi developed a distribution platform for financial institutions, which utilizes technology and automation … ..... Read More.
    INSURANCE JOURNAL – General | Consumers & ShoppingMon, June 17, 2019
    7 hours ago
  • What to Expect from Florida’s AOB Reform Law Taking Effect July 1
    The countdown is on for Florida assignment of benefits (AOB) reform that will take effect July 1, and the insurance industry is getting ready to respond to new requirements as a result of the law as well as evaluating how … ..... Read More.
    INSURANCE JOURNAL – General | Consumers & ShoppingMon, June 17, 2019
    7 hours ago
  • The gay men breaking blood donation rules
    The men believe who they have sex with should not prevent them from giving blood. ..... Read More.
    BBC NEWS – Health | Consumers & ShoppingMon, June 17, 2019
    11 hours ago
  • Lives ‘destroyed by NHS eating disorder failures’
    As more than a million people struggle with illnesses such as anorexia, two reports say more must be done. ..... Read More.
    BBC NEWS – Health | Consumers & ShoppingMon, June 17, 2019
    11 hours ago
  • Danniella Westbrook: Drug-free EastEnders star ‘to train as therapist’
    Danniella Westbrook says she is drug and alcohol-free for the first time in years. ..... Read More.
    BBC NEWS – Health | Consumers & ShoppingMon, June 17, 2019
    12 hours ago
  • Many pesticides banned around the world are still being used in the U.S.
    Researchers suggest that regulators are lagging behind when it comes to addressing dangers By Christopher Maynard of ConsumerAffairs June 17, 2019 While U.S. regulators certainly have their hands full when it comes to passing judgments on a wide array of consumer products, a recent study suggests that regulations governing pesticides are too lax. Nathan Donley, the studys lead author from the Center for Biological Diversity, points out that many pesticides that are banned in Europe and other parts of the world are still completely legal in the U.S. Even worse, he says that many of the pesticides that have been removed from the market have resulted from companies taking voluntary action to do so. "The USA is generally regarded as being highly regulated and having protective pesticide safeguards in place. This study contradicts that narrative and finds that in fact, in the last couple of decades, nearly all pesticide cancellations… ..... Read More.
    CONSUMER AFFAIRS – General | Consumers & ShoppingMon, June 17, 2019
    15 hours ago
  • Comcast launches new eye-control remote feature
    The new technology will allow disabled and movement-impaired consumers to control their televisions By Christopher Maynard of ConsumerAffairs June 17, 2019 Comcast has announced details of a new feature that will give another option to disabled and movement-impaired customers when it comes to controlling their televisions. The companys X1 eye control, available for free to Xfinity X1 customers, allows consumers to pair their set-top box with a web-based app that can track their eye movements. After being set up, customers will be able to focus on different buttons and commands on the display to do everything from changing the channel to adjusting the volume and accessing the TV guide. Comcast says the technology will go a long way towards assisting the 48 million people who live with a physical or mobility disability in the U.S. Changing the channel on a TV is something most of us take for granted, but… ..... Read More.
    CONSUMER AFFAIRS – General | Consumers & ShoppingMon, June 17, 2019
    15 hours ago
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