Oil prices continue to fall as economic growth remains tepid and oil suppliers pump record amounts of crude. OPEC production hit a 7-year high recently, as the entrenched, lower-cost producers continue to oversupply and build inventory in an attempt to drive out new U.S. production. How far can prices fall, and how much will the U.S. energy industry suffer?
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The diesel engines in automobiles, buses and trucks produce exhaust from the combustion of diesel fuel. Diesel exhaust is made up of harmful chemicals including very small toxic particles and hazardous gases. Some of the hazardous gases in diesel exhaust (e.g., nitrogen oxides, benzene, sulfur dioxide and formaldehyde) have been found to possibly cause cancer.
The Global Risk Bulletin is a monthly newsletter produced by Salamanca Group for XL Catlin, profiling recent worldwide developments which have the potential to impact the personnel, assets and business operations of their clients.
The OCR will begin the second phase of its audit program in 2015. Will your organization be able to provide protection for your health plan’s information under the Security Rule and avoid penalties?
With the last reading before the Fed assembles in September to discuss a potential rate hike, job growth in August was lower than expected. Despite some highs and lows, mediocre numbers overall will add more uncertainty surrounding the rate hike, as the Fed wanted to see key economic data before making their decision. The Weekly Market Update explores the lead market stories of the past week.
A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury that is caused by a bump, blow or jolt to the head. Concussions can also occur from a fall or blow to the body that causes the head and brain to move rapidly back and forth, causing the brain to bounce around or twist inside the skull. Even what seems to be a mild bump to the head can be serious. The severity of the concussion is based on the symptoms displayed and the duration.
Technical Bulletin – 2015 Issue 6 – Life After Browning-Ferris: What Employers Need to Know Under the New Joint Employer Regime
This Technical Bulletin, co-published with the law firm of Cozen O’Connor, covers what you need to know about the NLRB’s Browning-Ferris decision, what it could mean for your business, and what you can expect in the future.
Never before has a company’s brand, balance sheet, profitability and reputation been more reliant on the resilience of its supply chain. Though technology has made the world a much smaller place, this interconnectivity poses new risks, especially with the rise of contract manufacturing, just-in-time manufacturing and outsourcing. A company’s ability to manage the risk inherent in its supply chain will define its success in this brave new world.
Why has it taken more than one century for credit insurance to become more widely used by American Chief Financial Officers and Credit Professionals? It’s primarily due to the number of typical misconceptions about this type of credit risk mitigation strategy.
Trade credit insurance protects your business’ stakeholders against default of your accounts receivable. For many businesses, accounts receivable are often the largest uninsured asset yet represent any company’s cash lifeblood. Covering the risk of your customers’ non-payment can yield major tangible benefits to your company.