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After Blast, Texas Town Fights to Keep its Residents John Crowder stood on the gray concrete slab where his house once was in West, Texas, pointing out one spot after another. There was the garage where an overflow of guests would eat their Christmas dinner. READ MORE >>

AIG Ends a Bailout-Related Lawsuit Against N.Y. Federal Reserve American International Group Inc. has agreed to end litigation against the Federal Reserve Bank of New York over whether the insurer retained the right after its 2008 taxpayer-funded bailout to sue over losses on residential mortgage-backed securities. READ MORE >>

More Than 300K Homes Are Foreclosed ‘Zombies’ A national survey found 301,874 “zombie” properties dotting the U.S. landscape in which homeowners in foreclosure have moved out, leaving vacant property susceptible to vandalism and degradation. READ MORE >>

Texting While Driving Injuries to Rise Despite Bans, Warnings: Study Shows March 8, 2013 As states take measures to keep drivers from texting and talking while driving, a new report from researchers at the West Virginia University School of Public Health asserts the laws probably aren’t having much impact on the number of injuries caused by distracted driving. READ MORE >>

Insurance Firm Paying for SuperBowl Kickoff Return by Ravens’ Jones February 7, 2013 The electrifying 108-yard kickoff return by the Baltimore Ravens’ Jacoby Jones that started the second half of the Super Bowl earned some lucky shoppers a cash rebate on recent purchases. READ MORE >>

TOP 10 MOST EXPENSIVE CARS TO INSURE   Mercedes-Benz drivers must have worked hard in the past year to increase insurance claims costs and thus their auto insurance rates. Mercedes models control the list of the 10 “most expensive vehicles to insure” for 2013 models. READ MORE >>

Toyota to Settle Acceleration Cases for More Than $1 Billion By Deepa Seetharaman and Bernie Woodall | December 26, 2012 Toyota Motor Corp. has agreed to spend $1.1 billion to settle sweeping U.S. class-action litigation over claims that millions of its vehicles accelerate unintentionally, as the Japanese automaker seeks to move past the biggest safety crisis in its history. READ MORE >>

The luckiest people on the planet December 12, 2012 11:39 am Brazilians are the luckiest people on the planet. Aside from being blessed with great weather, gorgeous beaches, and beautiful people, their country is one of the few that can exist in a state of complete independencefrom the rest of the world. READ MORE >>

Caffeine Levels in Energy Drinks Don’t Always Match Labels: Study Shows By Martinne Geller | October 25, 2012 Energy drinks do not always divulge how much caffeine they contain, and when an amount is listed on a label, it is not always accurate, Consumer Reports magazine has found. READ MORE >>

MarketScout: Commercial Lines Rates Up 5% in September; Personal Lines Up 3% Commercial-lines rates continued to climb in September, rising by 5 percent compared to the same month a year ago, according to MarketScout’s latest analysis. READ MORE >>

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