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Insurance payouts may not cover all wildfire damage for California wineries
News ImageWineries damaged by wildfires tearing through Northern California are starting insurance claims, and at least some of the smaller vintners are likely to find limits in their policies mean payouts fall short of rebuilding costs. Gaps in coverage and a spike in rebuilding costs, typical after disaster, may come as a shock to many small wineries, favorites of Napa and Sonoma county tourists, said Tom Pagano, who heads the vineyard insurance practice for insurance broker Aon Plc. "The easy part of insurance is buildings burning down, Pagano said, describing the complicated claims process.
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 14:06:19 -0400
Dozens missing in California wildfires as more evacuees return home
News ImageBy Jim Christie SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) - Search-and-rescue teams in Northern California will continue to comb through burned homes for dozens of people still missing in the state's deadliest wildfires, which have killed at least 41 people and destroyed thousands of homes. Light winds were expected, a condition that has helped 11,000 firefighters control the flames which in the past week have consumed more than 245,000 acres (86,200 hectares) in the state - an area more than five times the size of Washington, D.C. The affected area includes Napa and Sonoma counties in California's wine country. "We're in a far better position today than we were several days ago," Calistoga Mayor Chris Canning told Reuters in a phone interview early on Tuesday, referring to the Napa Valley.
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 14:02:02 -0400
U.S. appeals court rejects hedge fund founder's FBI misconduct case
News ImageA U.S. appeals court on Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit by hedge fund founder David Ganek, who claimed federal authorities lied to get a search warrant against his fund in an insider trading investigation. A unanimous panel of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan ruled that, even if the Federal Bureau of Investigation did make false statements, it had good cause for a warrant to search the offices of Ganek's Level Global Investors anyway.
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:48:29 -0400
U.S. indicts major Chinese traffickers for selling fentanyl online
News ImageBy Sarah N. Lynch and Doina Chiacu WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice has indicted two major Chinese drug traffickers on charges of making illegal versions of fentanyl and selling the highly addictive drug to Americans over the internet and through international mail. Xiaobing Yan, 40, and Jian Zhang, 38, who are both in China and have not been taken into U.S. custody, were charged with conspiring to distribute large quantities of fentanyl and fentanyl analogues into the United States, the Justice Department said.
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:45:59 -0400
Trump's drug czar nominee withdraws from consideration
News ImageThe U.S. lawmaker who was President Donald Trump's pick for drug czar withdrew on Tuesday after it became public he spearheaded a bill that hurt the government's ability to crack down on opioid makers flooding the market with the addictive painkillers. Trump had pegged Representative Tom Marino, a Republican from Pennsylvania, to lead the Office of National Drug Control Policy, as the administration faces an epidemic of opioid overdoses that is killing tens of thousands of Americans annually. Trump wrote on Twitter: "Rep. Tom Marino has informed me that he is withdrawing his name from consideration as drug czar.
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:42:22 -0400
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