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What is parametric disaster insurance? It just delivered a speedy payout in Florida for Hurricane Ian and more than half of adults say inflation is causing financial hardship, but the impact of high prices appears to be easing

Hi MarketWatchers. Don’t miss these top stories. What is parametric disaster insurance? It just delivered a speedy payout in Florida for Hurricane Ian Climate change is roiling the insurance industry, boosting demand for AI-focused, event-based parametric plans like Arbol’s $10 million reinsurance claim. Read More More than half of adults say inflation is causing financial …

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Waze Gets In-Car Integration, But American Drivers Have to Wait

That annoying friend who’s constantly telling you how superior Waze is over your crappy navigation app during road trips may soon have to put their money where their mouth is. For the first time, the google-owned social navigation app is getting its own dedicated in-car app, although it will only work with two new Renault …

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Grimes Gave Elon Musk An Idea About How To Improve Twitter

Ever since Elon Musk took over Twitter in October, he’s been implementing and promising a plethora of changes to the platform. Now, Grimes, with whom Musk has two children, has come through with a Twitter suggestion of her own. Late last night/early this morning, Musk shared an illustration depicting a version of Noah’s Ark but …

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People still afraid of catching COVID-19 are costing the US economy billions of dollars and my stepfather has dementia, and his sister is badgering him for money. How can I protect him?

Hi MarketWatchers. Don’t miss these top stories. People still afraid of catching COVID-19 are costing the US economy billions of dollars Labor-force participation fell for the third month in a row in November. Read More ‘Gaslighters have two signature moves’: Are you being gaslighted at work? How to recognize the signs. People who lie, steal, …

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Toronto Stocks Fall in Step With Global Markets; AltaGas Rises on 2023 Profit Outlook, Dividend Increase

By Adriano Marchese Toronto stocks were trending lower in mid-trading Monday, in line with most global markets. Most sectors in Canada were lower, with tech services, consumer durables and materials the outsized decliners while process industries and utilities were the only gainers. Shares of AltaGas Ltd. rose after the company said it plans to increase …

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Foxconn Expects to Resume Full iPhone Production By January

Epidemic control workers wear PPE to protect against the spread of covid-19 as they disinfect an area on the Liangma River, a popular spot for local residents and the site of a protest against covid measures the day before, on November 28, 2022 Photo: Kevin Frayer (Getty Images) Major Apple supplier Foxconn says its Zhengzhou …

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A ‘hacker’ collective is setting up free pay phones in Philadelphia

CNN: – An “amateur phone collective” in Philadelphia is working to bring back pay phones to the city – just without the actual payment. PhilTel, a volunteer organization that launched in June, is planning to open its first free-to-use payphone on December 17 at Iffy Books, a hacker-focused bookstore and workshop in the Center City …

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