Zenker Insurance Agency Home Page

News Center


Business Insurance

Increase in government levies, reinsurance costs to lead to rise in premiums: Official
Ray Brott, partner at New Zealand-based insurance broker Emerre and Hathaway Insurances Ltd., said that insurance premiums are likely to rise over the next two years due to increases in government levies and reinsurance costs.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 25, 2017 4:00 AM
African businesses lose $2 billion to cyber attacks: Official
Dele Aden, managing director of Ghana-based cyber security firm Delta3 International Ltd., said that businesses in Africa lost $2 billion to cyber attacks in 2016.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 25, 2017 4:00 AM
Damaged pipeline grounds more than 100 flights, causes fuel shortage: Official
Judith Collins, New Zealand's energy and resources minister, said that a damaged pipeline that resulted in a fuel shortage across the country and grounded more than 100 flights, was restarted on Sep. 24.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 25, 2017 4:00 AM
As volcano likely to erupt, governor declares province-wide natural disaster
Mangku Pastika, governor of Indonesian province of Bali, declared a province-wide natural disaster before the expected eruption of Mount Agung volcano.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 25, 2017 4:00 AM
Dubai authorities take steps to reduce skyscraper fire risk
The Dubai Land Department is encouraging local property owners to replace non-fire-resistant building facades in collaboration with the city's real estate developers.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 25, 2017 4:00 AM
Latin American trade bloc members mulling cat bond
Larisa Mora-Aguila, Mexico's deputy director of public debt office, said that four members of Latin American trade bloc Pacific Alliance plan to issue a catastrophe bond with assistance from The World Bank Group.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 25, 2017 4:00 AM
Automakers likely to face billions of euros in fines
A study by U.K.-based PA Consulting Group Ltd. found that automakers including Germany-based Volkswagen A.G., BMW A.G. and Daimler A.G. are likely to face fines running into the billions of euros for failing to meet new European carbon dioxide emissions limits slated for 2021.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 25, 2017 4:00 AM
Restaurants, traders yet to receive insurance payout following London Bridge terror attack
Restaurant and traders around Borough Market in London said that they have yet to receive payouts from insurers under their terrorism protection policies despite their businesses being closed for more than 10 days after the London Bridge terror attack on June 3.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 25, 2017 4:00 AM
Hurricane Maria likely to cause $30 billion in damage in Puerto Rico
U.S.-based disaster modeling firm Enki Holdings L.L.C. said that hurricane Maria caused an estimated $30 billion worth of damage in Puerto Rico.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 25, 2017 4:00 AM
Mexico quake losses could reach $2 billion: AIR
Insured losses from the magnitude 7.1 earthquake that struck central Mexico Sept. 19 will be between 13 billion and 36.7 billion Mexican pesos ($726.7 million and $2.05 billion), according to catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 22, 2017 4:26 PM

Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines

'I Trust Him,' Pelosi Says On Trump DACA Deal

'I Trust Him,' Pelosi Says On Trump DACA DealMarc Short, Rep. Nancy Pelosi and Sen. Rand Paul join Meet the Press to talk health care and Trump's NFL comments. Catch it in this week's COMPRESSED.




POSTED SEPTEMBER 24, 2017 4:19 AM

Donald Trump Can't Stop Attacking Black Sports Figures

Donald Trump Can't Stop Attacking Black Sports FiguresSaturday morning, President Donald Trump attempted to rescind a White House invitation he apparently had never extended, when he tweeted that Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry was no longer welcome to make the customary visit to celebrate the team’s NBA championship.




POSTED SEPTEMBER 23, 2017 6:03 PM

Forget Cheat ‘Sheet’ — Student Outwits Professor With Enormous 'Cheat Poster'

Forget Cheat ‘Sheet’ — Student Outwits Professor With Enormous 'Cheat Poster'When Professor Reb Beatty of Maryland’s Anne Arundel Community College arrived at his accounting class to administer a test last week, he hardly could have imagined that he’d be the one getting outsmarted. In a Sept. 20 Facebook post that’s since gone viral, Beatty explained that he’d told his students that they were allowed to bring in a “3x5” cheat sheet to use during the test. Beatty, however, failed to specify the unit of measurement he was referring to.




POSTED SEPTEMBER 24, 2017 9:01 AM

New earthquake, magnitude 6.1, shakes jittery Mexico

New earthquake, magnitude 6.1, shakes jittery MexicoMEXICO CITY (AP) — A strong new earthquake shook Mexico on Saturday, killing at least two people, toppling already damaged homes and a highway bridge, and causing new alarm in a country reeling from two even more powerful quakes that together have killed more than 400 people.




POSTED SEPTEMBER 23, 2017 11:58 PM

Turkey extends troop deployment mandate, pressures Iraqi Kurds on vote

Turkey extends troop deployment mandate, pressures Iraqi Kurds on voteBy Daren Butler and Raya Jalabi ISTANBUL/BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Turkey's parliament voted on Saturday to extend by a year a mandate authorizing the deployment of Turkish troops in Iraq and Syria, stepping up pressure against an independence referendum in northern Iraq's Kurdish region in two days' time. Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said Turkey would take security, economic and political steps in response to the referendum, which President Tayyip Erdogan's spokesman described as a "terrible mistake" that would trigger new regional crises. The United States and other Western powers have, like Turkey, urged authorities in the semi-autonomous Iraqi region to cancel Monday's vote.




POSTED SEPTEMBER 23, 2017 2:09 PM

Companies Look to Bridge U.S. ‘Middle Skills’ Gap

Companies Look to Bridge U.S. ‘Middle Skills’ GapCompanies like Toyota, Boeing, General Motors and Dow Chemical are all starting or expanding specialized job training programs to bridge the gap in technical skills for "middle skills jobs."




POSTED SEPTEMBER 23, 2017 12:16 PM

'Hallelujah.' Family of Holly Bobo Thanks God After Guilty Verdict in Murder Case

'Hallelujah.' Family of Holly Bobo Thanks God After Guilty Verdict in Murder Case"She's waiting on the other side"




POSTED SEPTEMBER 23, 2017 11:11 AM

These Are The 21 States Russian Hackers Targeted In The 2016 Election

These Are The 21 States Russian Hackers Targeted In The 2016 ElectionThe Department of Homeland Security told told election officials in 21 states on Friday that Russian hackers attempted to access their voting systems in the 2016 election.




POSTED SEPTEMBER 23, 2017 4:00 PM

Is Now the Time to Launch a Preemptive Military Strike on North Korea?

Is Now the Time to Launch a Preemptive Military Strike on North Korea?Polls indicate that a majority of the American population is supportive of military action against North Korea. As tensions with North Korea rise to dangerous levels, there are voices in the Congress starting to call for a preemptive military strike on the regime in Pyongyang. Indeed, polls indicate that a majority of the American population is supportive of military action against North Korea.




POSTED SEPTEMBER 23, 2017 7:57 AM

Rand Paul Says 'People Have a Right to Protest' After Trump's NFL Feud

Rand Paul Says 'People Have a Right to Protest' After Trump's NFL FeudIn an exclusive interview on Meet the Press, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) says that, "if I were president, I would probably not get involved” in NFL-protest controversy.




POSTED SEPTEMBER 24, 2017 2:12 AM

News – Insurance Journal

Japan Post’s Stock Sale Raises $11B, but Demand Is Subdued
A government sale of Japan Post Holdings Co. stock raised $11 billion in the world’s second-biggest share sale this year, with the postal and financial giant’s attractive dividend yield helping drum up sufficient, albeit subdued, demand. The stock priced at …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 25, 2017 10:54 AM
Bank of England Seeks Brexit Deal to Cover Derivative, Insurance Contracts
The Bank of England said an agreement is needed as part of the Brexit process to protect the “long-term validity” of 20 trillion pounds ($27.1 trillion) of existing derivative contracts. The BOE’s Financial Policy Committee said on Monday that after …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 25, 2017 10:21 AM
Oversight Panel Makes No Changes in Systemic Risk Tags on Insurers
A panel of U.S. regulators decided after meeting on Friday to stick with its existing policy for stricter rules on a handful of large financial institutions it deems “systemically important.” The Financial Stability Oversight Council convened Friday to potentially remove …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 25, 2017 5:00 AM
Legal Experts See Room for Deal in Equifax Data Breach Lawsuits
Equifax Inc. could get away with paying a mere $1 per person after failing to protect almost half of America’s credit data. While the 118-year-old credit-reporting firm has been hit with more than 100 consumer lawsuits over its massive security …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 25, 2017 5:00 AM
Despite Indefensible Process, Senate Should Pass Graham-Cassidy Health Care Bill: Viewpoint
Before Obamacare, state governments were the chief regulators of health insurance. Obamacare put the federal government in that role. The latest Republican health-care bill, sponsored by Senators Lindsey Graham, Bill Cassidy and others, would partially reverse that shift in authority. …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 25, 2017 5:00 AM
DUAL’s Construction Division in North Carolina Adds Mahar as Senior Underwriter
DUAL Commercial has hired John Mahar as a senior underwriter within its Construction Division. Mahar will be located in DUAL’s new office in Charlotte, NC. Mahar has more than 18 years of experience in the insurance industry with the majority …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 25, 2017 4:49 AM
Federal Judge Tentatively Approves West Virginia Chemical Spill Settlement
A federal judge has tentatively approved a revised settlement to a class-action lawsuit over a West Virginia chemical spill that left up to 300,000 people without tap water for up to nine days. U.S. District Judge John Copenhaver on Thursday …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 25, 2017 4:28 AM
2nd Sinkhole Opens in Florida Neighborhood
A second sinkhole opened up in a Florida neighborhood about a half-mile (.8 kilometers) from where a home was partially swallowed by one earlier the same week. Orange County Fire Rescue spokeswoman Kathleen Kennedy says the sinkhole reported Thursday morning …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 25, 2017 4:22 AM
Kentucky AG Hires 4 Law Firms To Investigate Opioid Industry
Kentucky’s Democratic attorney general says he has hired four law firms to investigate and potentially sue several makers and marketers of opioid-based painkillers that have spurred a wave addiction across Appalachia. But Republican Gov. Matt Bevin’s administration said Andy Beshear’s …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 25, 2017 4:19 AM
Scott Issues Emergency Order to Florida Nursing Homes After 11 Patient Deaths
After 11 nursing home residents died in the sweltering heat of hurricane-induced power outages, Florida’s nursing home industry is now on a collision course with Gov. Rick Scott. Days after Hurricane Irma ravaged the state, Scott used his emergency powers …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 25, 2017 4:08 AM

NOTICE: The links and articles found on or within this news center are simply for informational purposes that we believe may be of benefit to our clients and/or website visitors. By providing these links on our website, we are not recommending or endorsing the use of the particular products or services these third parties offer. Nor does Zenker Insurance Agency, LLC confirm, corroborate or agree to the statistics or opinions on these links and articles. We urge you to review each website’s Privacy Policy, Disclaimers, and develop an independent opinion of the service or product for any link pursued.