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  • Mayo: More on Citizens insurance 'takeouts' and 'opt-outs'

    Mayo: More on Citizens insurance 'takeouts' and 'opt-outs'
    It seemed like a simple enough request. I decided to reject a "takeout" offer from a private insurer and stick with state-run Citizens Property Insurance. I followed the instructions by e-mailing (and also faxing) the "opt-out" form to the private...
  • CF delegation mostly doesn't like spending bill

    CF delegation mostly doesn't like spending bill
    If the $1.1 trillion appropriations bill narrowly approved by Congress Thursday night-- the so-called Cromnibus --  had to rely just on Central Florida lawmakers it would have gone down in flames, with only U.S. Rep. John Mica voting yes. Local...
  • Medical debt makes up half of all overdue debt on credit reports, new study says

    Medical debt makes up half of all overdue debt on credit reports, new study says
    Even someone who has a good job and pays all of their bills on time can end up with a black mark on their credit report because of an unexpected medical bill, which is troubling, a federal agency said Thursday in a report offering insight into the medical...
  • Kemper buying California insurer Alliance United in $70M deal

    Kemper buying California insurer Alliance United in $70M deal
    Insurance provider Kemper said Thursday it planned to buy California-insurer Alliance United Group and its subsidiaries for $70 million. Alliance United is one of the top five providers of auto insurance for high-risk drivers in California, according to...
  • U.S. municipal bond market shrinks to smallest in five years: Fed

    The U.S. municipal bond market contracted to $3.63 trillion in the third quarter, the smallest amount of outstanding debt in five years, according to Federal Reserve data released on Thursday. The total was only slightly less than the second quarter,...
  • Medical debt collection, reporting under scrutiny

     Medical debt collection, reporting under scrutiny
    Many consumers don't know they owe money for medical procedures until they get a call from a collection agency or they discover it on their credit report, a federal consumer watchdog says. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Thursday released...
  • UConn Women Insider: Tamika Williams Overcomes Divorce, Dad's Death

    UConn Women Insider: Tamika Williams Overcomes Divorce, Dad's Death
    From her new office at the University of Kentucky, Tamika Williams was able to see the Wildcats volleyball team practice this season. That must have been therapeutic for someone who as a girl in Ohio played softball and volleyball before picking up a...
  • Southington May Buy Cyber Insurance

    SOUTHINGTON — The town is considering an expanded insurance policy to protect it from problems arising from computer hacking, Town Manager Garry Brumback said Thursday. The town now has what he called minor coverage for computer breaches, but the...
  • Report: Vehicle Thefts Down 58 Percent Since 1991

     
    It's the sort of threat most people don't think about until it actually happens: stolen cars. But car theft is on a steep decline, according to new report from the National Insurance Crime Bureau. Citing recent data from the Federal......
  • Congress poised to allow cuts to private pension payouts

    More than 1 million Americans who were promised secure, predictable retirement income probably will see part of their monthly benefit checks evaporate as Congress moves to stabilize some private pension systems veering toward insolvency. The expected...
  • Laptop donation adds fun to tutoring equation

    Laptop donation adds fun to tutoring equation
    Jaylynn Liu is preserving her status as a high-achieving math student at Deerfield Beach Elementary School by showing up twice a week to a church. Liu is not relying on prayer. Instead, she takes advantage of a free tutoring program offered at Cathedral...