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Top 10 Vehicle Technologies Mature Drivers Want in Their Cars

For mature drivers (age 50 and older), the knowledge that they are being assisted by vehicular technologies helps boost their confidence on the road, …

Hole-in-One Insurer Charged in 11 States for Golf Tourney Scams

Lacking a license and follow-through, Kolenda sold insurance for hole-in-one contests but never actually paid the winners.

Global warming is causing Alaska to rise and Boston to sink

Climate-change skeptics can always seize on some inconvenient truths about the effect of human carbon consumption on sea levels. On average, the ocean rises only a wee 3.2 millimeters (0.13 inches) a year—about the length of a small black ant. And, in places like Alaska and Canada’s Hudson Bay, sea …

Global Warming

The 10 cities most threatened by a damaging natural disaster

• The global population is becoming increasingly concentrated in urban centers.<br>• Climate change is increasing the intensity of natural disasters, and thus probably making the damage they inflict worse.

Natural Disasters

A super typhoon is headed for Hong Kong: here’s what you need to know

An atmospheric monster has blossomed in the western Pacific Ocean, and it could have a devastating impact on Hong Kong this weekend.<p>On Thursday, Super Typhoon Usagi—now officially Earth’s strongest storm this year—rapidly grew from tropical storm strength to the equivalent of a category five …

Betting on natural disasters has been one of the best investments since the financial crisis

Deutsche Bank via Artemis<p>Catastrophe bonds—essentially a gamble on the likelihood of natural disasters—have been the fifth best-performing asset class since the financial crisis, according to research conducted by Deutsche Bank (and shown above). If you had invested your money at the fall of Lehman …

Deutsche Bank