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  1. Power outages caused by Hurricane Michael are likely to linger into early this week for some of the hardest hit communities in southwest Georgia. More than 188,000 homes and businesses still didn’t have power Friday. Crews and property owners worked …
  2. California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones has approved a filing from the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau’s that makes amendments to uniform statistical reporting and experience rating. The WCIRB submitted a regulatory filing and ensuing amendments to the filing in Aug. …
  3. The Springfield, Missouri, school district has reached a settlement with a longtime secretary who claimed in a lawsuit that the district tried to fire her because of her age. The Springfield News-Leader reports the district agreed to pay Lynn Neff …
  4. Desirée Binion has joined managing general agent and wholesale insurance broker, RPS, in the company’s Dallas office as an underwriter/broker. Binion will report to Rhonda Fomby, RPS area vice president and branch manager. Binion was previously with Markel Mid South …
  5. A report by a federal agency says some of the tactics used by the San Antonio fire department to battle a shopping center blaze last year that killed one firefighter made conditions worse inside the structure. The San Antonio Express-News …
  6. An estimated 130,000 Houstonians affected by Harvey were overlooked in the city’s original housing needs assessment, according to the Houston Housing and Community Development Department. To fix the previously neglected damage, the city needs an extra $2 billion in federal …
  7. Apex Benefits, headquartered in Indianapolis, has named Stan Jackson as chief innovation officer. In this newly created role, Jackson will be responsible for leading the development of products, services and capabilities necessary for Apex to continue growing its long-term innovation …
  8. American Financial Group Inc., based in Cincinnati, Ohio, is acquiring ABA Insurance Services Inc. (ABAIS) from American Bankers Mutual Insurance Ltd. (ABMI). Based in Shaker Heights, Ohio, ABAIS provides directors and officers (D&O) and other complementary insurance solutions for banks, …