From the monthly archives:

July 2009

And disaster imaging is what it’s all about. Today, a Russian rocket will launch two British-built imaging satellites into orbit. Their purpose? To obtain pictures of areas struck by natural disasters such as floods, hurricanes, earthquakes and fires. These images are used by goverments and relief workers to aid information retrieval and recovery efforts. The [...]


Though H1N1 may not be grabbing as many news headlines as it did just a month ago, the virus is still spreading — continuing to pose a serious threat worldwide. In an interview with Reuters news, the CDC’s Dr. Anne Schuchat stated: “We are continuing to see transmission here in the United States in places [...]


I was fortunate enough to attend the Conning Research Insurance Industry Outlook and Forecast 2009 at St. John’s University yesterday. The lecture covered the economic forecast, the outlook on property/casualty, along with forecasts for the life and health insurance industry. Stephan Christiansen, director of research at the firm, forecasted the following growth in economic drivers: Annual [...]

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Back on July 1, the Securities and Exchange Commission voted 3-2 in favor of proposed changes for compensation and board risk management disclosures. The report was realeased July 10 and comments on the proposals are due Setp. 15, with the commissioners planning to move swiftly to implement these new measures beginning 2010. Among the proposed changes [...]