The Looming Storm in Insurance

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The question for property and casualty insurers isn’t only whether reinsurance pricing will find a floor, but also how much the industry is now starting to amplify financial and actuarial risks.

Yahoo Executives Detected a Hack Tied to Russia in 2014

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The intrusion was launched from computers in Russia and sought data on 30 to 40 targeted users of the company’s online services who did business in Russia, a person familiar with the matter said.

GM to Add More Diesel-Powered Cars

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General Motors plans to offer a diesel-engine option on its 2018 model Chevrolet Equinox, a new version of its top-selling small sport-utility vehicle that is being overhauled amid booming demand for SUVs.

De Beers Bets Big on Canadian Mine

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Anglo American’s gemstone business kicks off a $1 billion investment in Canada’s far north, aiming to deliver 4.5 million carats a year even as demand for high-end jewelry loses its luster.

SpaceX Says Falcon 9 Rocket Investigation Still Pursuing Various Leads

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An investigative update released Friday by SpaceX offered little insight into the likely root cause of a catastrophic explosion that destroyed one of the company’s Falcon 9 rockets during routine ground tests in Florida three weeks ago.

UPS Uses Drone to Deliver Package to Boston-Area Island

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United Parcel Service said it used a drone to deliver medicine to an island near Boston, jumping into a race with competitors such as Amazon.com to test drone delivery inside the U.S.

Twitter Deal Would Be One Too Many for Salesforce

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The cloud software company’s expansion appetite is giving Salesforce’s investors indigestion.

Hillary Clinton Proposes 65% Top Rate for Estate Tax

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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton would impose a 65% tax on the largest estates and make it harder for wealthy households to pass appreciated assets to their heirs without paying taxes, according to an updated version of her tax plan released Thursday.

Seconds Matter a Lot for Facebook Valuation

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Facebook’s overstatement of one video viewing metric could undermine the highly optimistic assumptions underlying its valuation.

Wanda-Sony Pictures: China Is Coming to Theater Near You

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Dalian Wanda’s tie-up with Sony Pictures is about something bigger than bringing Hollywood to China.

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