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Riot damage to Ferguson businesses could be covered with insurance

Riot damage to Ferguson businesses could be covered with insurance

The images were inescapable: businesses in Ferguson, Mo., damaged or destroyed by rioting in the wake of the Michael Brown grand jury decision. What happens now to those livelihoods? Small-business owners who had what are commonly called a "business owners policy" might be covered for damages, including broken windows and stolen property, from civil disobedience, says Ted Devine, chief executive of Chicago-based Insureon, an online site for small businesses seeking property and casualty insurance coverage. But "it's a good idea to explicitly ask your insurance agent whether that coverage is included," he said. Business owners policies can include many different...

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