Plane Crashes into Ohio Home, Killing Pilot, Fire Chief Says

Article 0 Comments A small plane crashed into a suburban Cincinnati house Tuesday afternoon, killing the pilot and sending dark smoke billowing from the backyard. Emergency responders said no one was in the home at the time of the crash, and first responders got two dogs inside out safely in […]

Oklahoma House Passes Bill to Help Small Businesses Grow

Article 0 Comments Legislation that would make the Small Employer Quality Jobs Program more accessible to startup companies and small businesses has passed the Oklahoma House of Representatives with a bipartisan vote of 88 to 5. The Small Employer Quality Jobs Program is a state business incentive for qualifying businesses […]

Quake Shakes Central Alaska, No Damage Reported

Article 0 Comments A small quake has hit the central part of the state, The Alaska Earthquake Center confirmed. The center says the magnitude 3.7 earthquake hit an area 18 miles south of Fairbanks, the state’s second-largest city, at 2:39 p.m. Saturday. The earthquake had a depth of 13 miles. […]

5 Questions to Ask Small Businesses to Uncover Their Cyber Blind Spots

Article 0 Comments In an increasingly digital world, it’s important that small businesses don’t get left behind when fending off cyber threats. While a recent study by Forbes Insights and The Hanover shows that most small business owners recognize they are exposed to cyber attacks (94 percent), only 20 percent […]

Pie Keeps Growing; Workers’ Comp Startup Raises $45 Million in Latest Round

Article 0 Comments Pie Insurance, an insurtech selling workers’ compensation coverage online to small businesses, has completed a $45 million Series B funding round. Participating investors included SVB Capital, Sirius Group, Greycroft, Moxley Holdings, Aspect Ventures, and Elefund. To date, Pie has raised $61 million. Last August, Pie raised $11 […]

Pie Insurance Expands Online Workers’ Comp Coverage Into 4 Additional States

Article 0 Comments Pie Insurance has begun selling workers’ compensation insurance to small businesses in Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, and New Mexico. This expansion follows Pie’s launch in five states earlier this year and nine states in 2018, as the company continues its plans to eventually offer workers’ compensation coverage nationwide. […]

Police Say Two Killed in Plane Crash at Massachusetts Airport

Article 0 Comments Massachusetts State Police say two people have died after a small plane crashed and caught fire at Mansfield Municipal Airport. Saturday’s crash occurred at about 12:36 p.m., according to the state police department’s Twitter feed. State troopers assigned to the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office, the Massachusetts […]

Wisconsin Governor to Propose Decriminalizing Marijuana

Article 0 Comments Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers will propose decriminalizing small amounts of marijuana in his plan for the next state budget, a newspaper reported Sunday. Evers also will propose legalizing marijuana for medical conditions including cancer, post-traumatic stress disorder and chronic pain, the Wisconsin State Journal reported. Under the […]

Expect Direct Online to Gain in Small Commercial Insurance Market Share: Novarica

Article 0 Comments Changes in small business owners’ online habits and new market entrants are driving market demand for online purchasing of insurance, according to a report from advisory firm Novarica, which sees direct online sales capturing as much as 15 percent of the market within five years. “As more […]

Plane Parts Hit California House, Killing 5

Article 0 Comments Five people died and two others were injured after a small plane apparently came apart, raining debris across a Southern California neighborhood and igniting a house fire before landing in a backyard, authorities said. The male pilot, who was the only person in the twin-engine plane, and […]