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Hurricanes, earthquakes estimated to cost insurers $95 billion

Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, as well as two recent earthquakes in Mexico likely cost the insurance industry about $95 billion, said Swiss Re, one of the world's biggest reinsurers. The Zurich-based company, which as a reinsurer provides...

Maker Faire Orlando a place for tinkerers

Jose Pascual is not exactly a stunt junkie, he just happens to have some technical skills and an Arduino. That’s why he added a homemade speedometer to his skateboard, which he says is little more than a plank...

Theme parks disclose injuries on rides

At least two people were injured when they fell entering rides at Disney World and were hospitalized with fractures, according to a state report released this week. The most serious incident in the latest report was a 58-year-old...

KFC Twitter follows 11 Herbs and Spices, intrigues internet

A Twitter user has earned kudos online for discovering a subtle message on KFC’s account. The KFC account follows just 11 users; five of them are former members of the Spice Girls and the other six are men...

Ask Brianna: How Do I Get My Student Loans Back on Course?

'Ask Brianna' is a column from NerdWallet for 20-somethings or anyone else starting out. I'm here to help you manage your money, find a job and pay off student loans Source link

Investors' faith in United CEO shaken after Munoz asks for 'patience'

In the span of a one-hour conference call, Wall Street's confidence in the leadership of United Airlines plummeted. Analysts pressed Chief Executive Officer Oscar Munoz and President Scott Kirby on how they planned to deal with rising costs...

Hurricane Irma took a bite out of Florida job count, new report says

The total number of jobs in Florida dropped in September by about 127,000 positions compared to August, largely due to Hurricane Irma’s strike on Sept. 11 and 12, according to state data released Monday. Jobs in Florida normally...

Jet-makers like Boeing are preparing for a world with on-demand, pilotless air taxis

Years after Detroit's auto companies joined the race to develop self-driving cars, the world's biggest plane-makers now say they see a coming revolution in autonomous, on-demand flight. Chicago-based aerospace manufacturer Boeing has been stepping up its investment in...

What would happen if Amazon brought 50,000 workers to your city? Ask Seattle.

Amazon.com has driven an economic boom in Seattle, bestowing more than 40,000 jobs upon a city known for Starbucks coffee and Seahawks fandom. Its growth remade a neglected industrial swath north of downtown into a hub of young...

Americans are giddy about stocks again as Dow tops 23,000

When the Dow topped 23,000 for the first time ever Tuesday, Adam Cooper was sitting in class at Howard University grinning. Cooper, a junior, had his Schwab trading app open, watching the market climb and his personal wealth...

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