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Insurance Companies May Put Disaster-Scanning Drones on the Fast Track

The FAA recently approved requests to use the unmanned vehicles to expedite insurance claims after natural calamities.

The scope of damage caused by Hurricane Katrina

Search & rescue, relief, and insurance are usually the first groups on the scene after a large disaster hits. While drones may one day replace all three of these responders, insurance companies have recently raced ahead in applying the vehicles to disaster aid.

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Six Questions About Obamacare Answered

As a late 20-something, I could very possibly be a member of the "young invincibles," a label used to describe people between 18 and 34 who do not have health insurance because they think they're, well… invincible (not to mention broke).

As a late 20-something, I could very possibly be a member of the "young invincibles," a label used to describe people between 18 and 34 who do not have health insurance because they think they're, well… invincible (not to mention broke). 



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Financial Fitness Task 10: Take Stock of Your Insurance #30DaysofGOOD

Four types of insurance you should have.

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The FDA Wants You to Stay Home

If you're sick and you work on the front lines of food service, the regulatory agency wants you to think twice about going to work. Safety first?

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"Disgrace Insurance" Protects Companies from Train Wreck Celebrity Ambassadors

Companies are increasingly interested in "disgrace insurance," which protects them when the celebrities who endorse their products crash and burn.


One of the odder aspects of our fame-obsessed culture is that even though celebrities occupy aspirational positions in our lives—in that we project ourselves into the glamorous worlds they inhabit—we never the less take perverse pleasure in watching them crash and burn.

But not everyone enjoys a celebrity train wreck, least of all the companies who pay actors, athletes, models, pundits, and socialites to endorse their products. Hence the rise of so-called "disgrace insurance," which covers companies who want to distance themselves from brand ambassadors who get themselves into trouble. The Independent reports:

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