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Short on staff: Nursing crisis strains U.S. hospitals
MORGANTOWN, West Virginia (Reuters) - A shortage of nurses at U.S. hospitals hit West Virginia's Charleston Area Medical Center at the worst possible time.

POSTED OCTOBER 20, 2017 6:50 AM
Low pay, no bonus: U.S. retailers struggle with hiring
(Reuters) - U.S. retailers are finding it increasingly difficult to hire employees for stores and for middle and higher management as low pay and a feeling of uncertainty clouds the industry following a spate of bankruptcies and store closures.

POSTED OCTOBER 20, 2017 6:52 AM
Obamacare whiplash leaves states, insurers with dueling price plans
NEW YORK (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's reversals in the past week on maintaining Obamacare subsidies to insurers are sowing new confusion over what kind of health insurance will be available to consumers, and at what price, when enrollment for 2018 begins in two weeks.

POSTED OCTOBER 20, 2017 6:03 AM
Having nuclear weapons 'matter of life and death' for North Korea: RIA
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Pyongyang does not plan to hold any talks with Washington about its nuclear program, a senior North Korean diplomat said on Friday, saying that possessing nuclear weapons was a matter of life and death for North Korea, the RIA news agency reported.

POSTED OCTOBER 20, 2017 8:13 AM
Trump sees momentum for tax cuts after Senate OKs budget
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday signaled optimism for the passage of Republicans' sweeping tax cut plan, saying a key senator who rejected the party's budget blueprint a day earlier would back the proposed tax measure when it comes up for a vote.

POSTED OCTOBER 20, 2017 8:03 AM
Protesters to white nationalist speaker at University of Florida: 'Go home Nazis'
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (Reuters) - Protesters shouted "Go home Nazis" as a white nationalist gave a speech on Thursday at the University of Florida, where hundreds of police set up barricades and separated supporters and demonstrators to guard against violence.

POSTED OCTOBER 20, 2017 5:11 AM
Spain plans to force Catalonia into January elections: opposition
MADRID (Reuters) - The Spanish government has secured opposition support to dissolve Catalonia's parliament and hold new elections there in January in an effort to defuse the regional government's push for independence.

POSTED OCTOBER 20, 2017 7:57 AM
No trade talks but May wins gesture, warm words at EU summit
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU leaders shunned Theresa May's summit plea to negotiate a post-Brexit trade deal on Friday but sweetened the pill for the fragile British prime minister with warm words and a gesture toward future talks.

POSTED OCTOBER 20, 2017 8:02 AM
Fate of New Hampshire Indonesians goes before U.S. judge in Boston
BOSTON (Reuters) - The case of 47 Indonesian Christians, who fled violence in that country two decades ago and now live illegally in New Hampshire, heads to Boston federal court on Friday, where a judge will weigh whether she can intervene in an immigration matter.

POSTED OCTOBER 20, 2017 6:10 AM
In Kuroda's face - researchers find ways to predict central bank changes
TOKYO (Reuters) - For decades, economists have tried to guess central bank policy direction by studying subtle changes in official language -- now, researchers are finding new clues on policy, not in the words of central banker but in their faces.

POSTED OCTOBER 20, 2017 8:15 AM

Business Insurance

The BI Top 10
This week's most popular stories include AmWINS' acquisition of several specialty programs from Willis Towers Watson, and insurance payouts for the wildfire damage to California wineries.

POSTED OCTOBER 20, 2017 6:34 AM
Cyber, political risks top concerns for UK firms: study
A report by U.K.-based specialist insurer CNA Hardy, a unit of CNA Financial Corp., found that nearly half of business leaders in the country expect cyber risk to be their top concern by spring 2018.

POSTED OCTOBER 20, 2017 4:00 AM
Abu Dhabi National Insurance opens office in London
U.A.E.-based Abu Dhabi National Insurance Co. P.S.C. has opened a representative office in London.

POSTED OCTOBER 20, 2017 4:00 AM
Political violence hampers growth of Nigeria's insurance industry: Experts
Experts from the African insurance and risk industry said that political violence hinders the growth of Nigeria's insurance market.

POSTED OCTOBER 20, 2017 4:00 AM
Floods cause more than $60 million in damage
A report by Norway's financial industry association Finans Norge found that October floods have caused more than 500 million Norwegian krone ($62.7 million) worth of damage to date.

POSTED OCTOBER 20, 2017 4:00 AM
Philippines collaborates with Asean countries to improve cat reinsurance programs
The Philippines has teamed up with other Association of Southeast Asian Nations' members to improve catastrophic reinsurance programs.

POSTED OCTOBER 20, 2017 4:00 AM
Natural disasters cause nearly $50 billion of economic losses
The China National Commission for Disaster Reduction and the country's civil affairs ministry said that natural disasters caused nearly $48 billion in direct economic losses in the first nine months of this year.

POSTED OCTOBER 20, 2017 4:00 AM
Reinsurance prices likely to rise by up to 50% in regions struck by natural disasters: Hannover Re
Ulrich Wallin, chief executive of Hannover Re S.E., said that reinsurance prices could rise by up to 50% in regions hit by natural disasters in North America.

POSTED OCTOBER 20, 2017 4:00 AM
Spill from tanker to cost oil firms nearly $70 million
An oil spill from a sunken Greek tanker that polluted four kilometers of the Saronic Gulf coastline is likely to cost oil companies £51 million ($67 million).

POSTED OCTOBER 20, 2017 4:00 AM

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