Surety Bonds Offer Protections and Economic Benefits to Both Public and Private Sector Construction

This post is part of a series sponsored by IAT Insurance Group. The perfect storm of inflation, supply-chain disruptions and ongoing labor shortages is adding additional risk factors to construction projects in 2023. Despite year-over-year growth, the construction industry is still facing a 400,000-plus worker deficit.[1] At the same time, inflation is contributing to the … Read more

BlockFi gets court nod to sell crypto mining assets

Bankrupt crypto lender BlockFi has been granted court approval to sell off its crypto mining equipment as part of ongoing efforts to  repay its creditors. A court document filed on Jan. 30 in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey stated that the approval for BlockFi to sell its assets was … Read more

Tesla Competing With ‘GEICOs of the World’ to Lower Insurance Prices

New You can now listen to Insurance Journal articles! While executives of Tesla said the car maker’s insurance business isn’t yet big enough to warrant separate financial disclosure of its results, Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk reiterated a benefit for Tesla owners: cheaper premiums. Speaking on an earnings conference call Wednesday, Musk said that “just … Read more

AIG Fires Interim CFO Lyons

New You can now listen to Insurance Journal articles! AIG late Monday terminated interim Chief Financial Officer Mark Lyons after he “violated his confidentiality/non-disclosure obligations,” the company said. Lyons was just appointed interim CFO earlier this month when CFO Shane Fitzsimons took a temporary medical leave of absence. Lyons was also executive vice president, global … Read more

FTX sister company Alameda Research sues Voyager Digital for $446M

Embattled crypto investment firm Alameda Research is suing bankrupt crypto lender Voyager Digital in an effort to claw back loan repayments FTX made before it collapsed in November. Lawyers managing the FTX and Alameda bankruptcy case sued Voyager for $445.8 million in a Delaware court on Jan. 30. While both companies filed for bankruptcy in … Read more