US Small Businesses Reinvent Themselves to Survive

ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA – Small business owners in the United States are wondering how to preserve their companies as the coronavirus pandemic tightens its grip.  Reinvention may hold the key. The U.S. Congress passed a measure to provide billions of dollars in relief packages to help small businesses stay afloat. But even with that assistance, “Many […]

Asian Markets Begin Week on Upswing

Asian markets were rising Monday thanks to investors’ continued optimism over a post-pandemic recovery. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei index closed 2.2 percent higher.  Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index was trading 0.5 percent higher in late afternoon trading, and the Shanghai Composite was up 1.7 percent. In Australia, the S&P/ASX index was trading 0.8 percent higher.  The […]

Subways Sparkle, But Does Cleaning Decrease COVID-19 Risk?

  NEW YORK – Mass transit systems around the world have taken unprecedented — and expensive — steps to curb the spread of the coronavirus, including New York shutting down its subways overnight and testing powerful ultraviolet lamps to disinfect seats, poles and floors. The cleaning measures produced something commuters have not seen in a […]

CNA Transitions to AIR Worldwide as its Primary Catastrophe Risk Management Platform

Boston, July 13, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide announced that CNA has transitioned to AIR’s Touchstone solution as its primary catastrophe risk modeling platform. AIR Worldwide is a Verisk (Nasdaq:VRSK) business. “We are excited to leverage AIR’s powerful catastrophe modeling solution to support our multiple lines of business during the underwriting […]