Artemis: Hurricane Ida complexity may drive loss creep: PCS interview

For our latest Artemis Live video interview we wanted to understand how the industry loss from Hurricane Ida has been developing and explore the complexities in the reconstruction and recovery that could impact just how high the insurance and reinsurance market loss could rise.

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Marketplace: The U.K. aspires to become the “Qatar of hydrogen”

Green hydrogen has been dubbed the “dream, green fuel.” Created by electrolyzers that pass electricity — generated by renewable energy — through water, the gas is completely carbon-free. 

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Destination CRM: Jornaya Drives PolicyBind Growth

PolicyBind is a Miami-based insurance network that uses its customer acquisition channels to help insurance agents grow their book of business faster while keeping marketing costs in check. 

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The Washington Post: Where’s winter? An unusually mild weather pattern is swallowing most of the Lower 48 states.

The calendar is about to flip to December, but the atmosphere feels more like mid-October as a dome of anomalous warmth envelops large parts of the Lower 48. 

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C&R Magazine: Hot Topics Discussion with Xactware CEO Mike Fulton

In this episode of the Restoration Today podcast, Xactware CEO Mike Fulton discusses each of those topics, where Xactimate stands on them, what is going on internally to even try to keep up with pricing, what contractors should do when they get pushback on pricing, Xactware's interest and use for contractor data, and more.

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Associated Press: Community systems offer alternative paths for solar growth

Strolling his church’s rooftop among 630 solar panels, Bishop Richard Howell Jr. acknowledged climate change isn’t the most pressing concern for his predominantly Black congregation — even though it disproportionately harms people of color and the poor.

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CNBC: Worries over oil demand recovery will be at the forefront of the OPEC+ meeting, says Wood Mackenzie

Sushant Gupta of the consulting firm says oil demand is under pressure from the new Covid-19 variant and the possibility of renewed lockdowns in Europe.

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Reuters: After shaking up nickel, China's Tsingshan sets sights on lithium

Tsingshan Holding Group, the Chinese firm that shook the nickel world by rapidly boosting output in Indonesia, is among the latest entrants to the white-hot lithium sector, potentially making it a one-stop shop for electric vehicle (EV) battery ingredients.

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CNBC: Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed joins frontline as conflict against rebels intensifies

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has reportedly traveled to lead his security forces from the frontlines in the war effort against advancing Tigrayan rebels.

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Carrier Management: Underwriting Insights: The Benefits of Man Plus Machine in a Digital World

Long before the pandemic, many insurance providers sought ways to use technology to meet the demand for faster turnaround times for quotes and renewals. 

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Insurance Journal: P/C Insurers’ Increased Reliance on Reinsurance Portends Premium Hikes

American International Group Inc. and other insurers avoided steep losses from a spate of extreme weather this year thanks in part to the reinsurance industry.

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MarketWatch: Home Builders are Growing More Confident as Americans Demand More Housing

Home builders grew more confident this month, as demand for housing remained strong, in spite of the continued pressures from supply-chain backlogs and labor shortages.

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The Guardian: Palm Oil Land Grabs ‘Trashing’ Environment and Displacing People

Businesses and governments must stop the growing rush of commodities-driven land grabbing, which is “trashing” the environment and displacing people, says new research.

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Intelligent Insurer: Improving the Use of Data and Risk Analysis: Verisk

Verisk Underwriting has a long history in insurance and it is using this to help insurers make the best decisions and apply the most thorough analysis

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PRODUCTS: Building Material and Product Shortages, Changes in Price

The problems surrounding the purchase and procurement of residential building materials and products have escalated and proliferated to such a degree that there is hardly a supply chain left that hasn’t been impacted.

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