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Of the 10 cities in the country with the highest vehicle theft rates in 2013, the Golden State represented nine of the spots, NICB revealed in its latest car theft analysis.
10/30/2014
California Retains Title as Country's Top Spot for Car Theft
More than 15 million lawsuits are filed in the country each year, according to the National Federation of Independent Business.
 
As hard as it may be to believe, it's been two years since Hurricane Sandy roared ashore, the superstorm that took shape in late October and didn't let up until early November.
10/29/2014
Fallout of Hurricane Sandy Still Felt Two Years Later
Superstorm Sandy may be a distant memory, but its effects are still being felt today.
 
If life were perfect, every employee you hire would be an upstanding individual who is honest to a fault.
10/28/2014
3 Ways to Prevent Employee Dishonesty
Approximately 40% of occupational frauds are committed by employees, according to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.
 
As the second half of the year plays out, the first six months were ones to remember in the natural disaster department, according to newly released details on the economic impact of environmental disasters.
10/27/2014
Relatively Quiet First Half of 2014 for Natural Disasters
Economic losses were half of what they are normally at the year's midpoint, but Aon Benfield says the concluding six months could be a different story.
 
The Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety applauded the U.S. House of Representatives for passing The National Windstorm Impact Reduction Act, which was up for reauthorization.
10/24/2014
Windstorm Bill Being Considered by Lawmakers
The Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety recently recognized the U.S. House of Representatives for passing a bill that would help protect structures from wind-related damage threats.
 
Approximately 99% of temporary and contract employees who want to be permanent workers accomplish this goal, the American Staffing Association reported.
10/23/2014
Poll: Vast Majority of Temporary Workers Go On to Become Full-timers
Contract employment almost always results in becoming a regular worker, according to new polling data from the American Staffing Association.
 
Perhaps in light of the recent hacking attempts on businesses like Target, P.F. Chang's and Neiman Marcus, a majority of consumers are becoming more cognizant of the security of their online activity, according to the results of a recent survey.
10/22/2014
Consumers More Conscious of Online Security, Survey Finds
Even though more people are aware of Internet threats, basic security measures often aren't taken, a new poll found.
 
When it comes to whether these technologies result in more satisfied motorists, newly released polling data suggests otherwise.
10/21/2014
Consumers Somewhat Unimpressed with In-vehicle Technology, Survey Finds
A recent poll from J.D. Power and Associates revealed that satisfaction levels are similar when comparing new-car owners with carry-over owners.
 
Close to 95 percent of people who have a place of their own say that they have coverage, based on a recent survey performed by ORC International on behalf of the Insurance Information Institute.
10/20/2014
Reduce the Cost of Homeowners Insurance
The average homeowner spends $35 per month in premiums for every $100,000 a home is worth, according to estimates.
 
Homeowners insurance provide the funds you need to get things back in order, but as with most other things in life, there's a process and order for how to go about filing a claim.
10/17/2014
4 Steps to Filing an Insurance Claim
Speed up the claims filing process with these tips after property loss.
 
As a general rule, earthquakes are fairly rare events, certainly the ones that can bring substantial damage.
10/16/2014
USGS Raises Risk Level of Earthquake for Nation
The U.S. Geological Survey says 42 states have a 'reasonable chance' of experiencing a major earthquake in the next 50 years.
 
There's a whole host of good reasons for never getting behind the wheel after having an alcoholic drink, not the least of which is putting your and other lives in danger.
10/15/2014
How DUI Accidents Affect Auto Insurance
Residents of Sacramento, Calif. see the most significant jump in premiums after fatal DUI crashes, according to a new analysis.
 
A new study shows more car shoppers don't plan to haggle for a lower price
10/14/2014
Haggling Not a Concern For Many Car Buyers
Less than 20% of auto shoppers say they're 'extreme price grinders,' according to an Edmunds.com poll.
 
With this being the second Monday of October, the nation celebrates Columbus Day - as on this day 522 years ago, Italian discoverer Christopher Columbus set sail to discover the new world.
10/13/2014
The History of Columbus Day
How Columbus Day came to be and why it's still considered to be controversial.
 
In an industry first, sport utility vehicles and crossovers are now more popular among consumers interested in purchasing a new car, according to the findings of a survey performed by IHS Automotive.
10/10/2014
SUV Supplants Sedan as Most Popular Vehicle Body Type
Sport utility vehicles represent a larger portion of the new-vehicle market, according to a new report from IHS Automotive.
 
More people across the country are driving decade-old vehicles
10/10/2014
Report: Older-Model Vehicles Used at Record-Setting Pace
Through the first three months of 2014, more than 1 in 4 vehicles on the road was built prior to 2001, according to Experian Automotive.
 
For the past 90 years, the National Fire Protection Association has sponsored the seven-day awareness period, which takes place between Oct. 5 and 11.
10/9/2014
Fire Prevention Week Focuses on Smoke Detector Maintenance
Close to two-thirds of the deaths resulting from a structure fire are those where an alarm wasn't present or inoperable, according to the National Fire Protection Association.
 
A considerable number of entrepreneurs would overhaul the current system that they have in place, according to the results of a recent poll performed by the Ponemon Institute.
10/8/2014
Survey: Business Owners Dubious of Their Cyber Security Framework
If given the opportunity to makeover their Internet protection, many company owners would take it, according to a new poll.
 
Three Ford models are among the most-stolen SUVs in the country
10/7/2014
NICB: High Number of SUVs, CUVs Stolen in Recent Years
Three of the five most-stolen sports utility vehicles in the past three years are Ford models.
 
When renters were asked what factors would propel them to continue doing so, rather than purchase a home, some of the most common responses included having too much debt, not making enough money and insufficient credit, a recent survey revealed.
10/6/2014
Few Renters Have Insurance, New Poll Finds
Slightly more than one-third of renters have coverage, according to a new Insurance Information Institute survey.
 
Top factors business owners must address to assess flood risk
10/3/2014
Top Factors Business Owners Must Address to Assess Flood Risk
Duration, velocity, depth and water condition play major roles in how damaging floods can be for businesses.
 
Businesses Need to Place Importance on Cyber Security
10/2/2014
Businesses Need to Place Importance on Cyber Security
Less than half of company leaders don't prioritize cyber security, according to new statistics from PricewaterhouseCoopers.
 
After a year's that's been replete with automotive recalls due to safety issues, a surprising new study reveals that safety takes a backseat to price when it comes to the factors that consumers consider before purchasing a new vehicle.
10/1/2014
Poll: Consumers Value Price Over Safety
More car buyers say the affordability of a vehicle has a bigger influence on their decision to purchase a vehicle than safety history, according to YouGov.
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