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  • News of the Weird: Norway's Battle Against Chaos

    News of the Weird: Norway's Battle Against Chaos
    Norwegian public television (NRK), which introduced the now-legendary continuous, live log-burning show (12 hours long, with “color commentary” on the historical and cultural importance of fire), scheduled a new program for this week in its...
  • Accidently on Purpose

    By Jim Gorzelany CTW Features Economic woes and double-digit unemployment are being blamed for a rash of staged auto accidents by criminals against unsuspecting motorists to line their pockets through fraudulent insurance claims. Ten people were...
  • Rest Insured

    By Jim Gorzelany Insurance can be a car owner’s largest and most complex long-term ownership cost. There are a lot of misconceptions out there, so we contacted industry experts for answers to some of the most common – and most misunderstood...
  • Fla. needs long-term health cure: Editorial

    Fla. needs long-term health cure: Editorial
    The Obama administration's offer this week to extend federal funding for charity care at Florida hospitals for another couple of years is welcome. It might be just enough for state lawmakers to finish the job of passing a budget and head off a...
  • For some St. Charles homeowners, flood insurance high price to pay

     For some St. Charles homeowners, flood insurance high price to pay
    St. Charles resident Kelly Abate clicked through a September 2008 photo album on her desktop computer — each photo a window into her family's re-occurring nightmare. One showed their backyard transformed into a muddy wading pool. Another showed...
  • The Goodman Theatre would like to be in your will

    The Goodman Theatre would like to be in your will
    The other morning I was standing in the lobby of the Goodman Theatre when a bike messenger glided past without a word and disappeared into the bathroom. A moment later, he reappeared and dotted out back to the street, unchained his bike and vanished...
  • Auto insurers cut motorists who drive few miles little slack

     Auto insurers cut motorists who drive few miles little slack
    Big auto insurers, including Northbrook-based Allstate, frequently fail to give price breaks to motorists who do relatively little driving, despite a strong correlation between mileage and claims, says a study released Thursday. The Consumer Federation...
  • Obamacare: California exchange caps specialty drug costs for patients

    Obamacare: California exchange caps specialty drug costs for patients
    Tackling the high price of specialty drugs, California's Obamacare exchange capped what consumers will have to pay for expensive medications each month. The new limits, set to go into effect in January, mark a first for state exchanges nationwide,...
  • TowneBank to move into new Richmond high-rise, aims for top spot in Hampton Roads

    TowneBank to move into new Richmond high-rise, aims for top spot in Hampton Roads
    TowneBank is aiming to be the top bank by deposit share in Hampton Roads and among the top four in Richmond, the chief executive said Wednesday. "Our goal here is to be No. 1," TowneBank Chairman and CEO G. Robert Aston Jr. told about 1,000 attendees of...
  • Senate OKs Bill To Allow Municipal Employees To Enroll In State Health Care Plan

    HARTFORD — Legislation that would let cities and towns enroll their employees in the state's health insurance plan won Senate approval Thursday evening over the objections of Republican lawmakers worried about higher state expenses and new...
  • State warns auto insurers: Prices must be based on risk

    State warns auto insurers: Prices must be based on risk
    Florida insurance regulators don't know if auto insurers are charging a "loyalty tax" to customers less likely to shop around at renewal time, but they want companies to know the practice will run them afoul of state law. Insurance Commissioner Kevin...