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Insurer AIG gets green light to use drones in processing claims

Federal Aviation Adminstration gives insurance powerhouse approval to use unmanned aerial vehicles to examine disaster sites, assess risk and get claims rolling.

By April 8, 2015


Apple no longer hedge fund favorite, replaced by AIG, Google

The company is now the third-most-popular hedge fund pick, following insurance giant AIG and Google.

By February 21, 2013


Cost of Anthem's data breach likely to exceed $100 million

The US health-insurance provider's own cyberinsurance policy is likely to be exhausted following the theft of up to 80 million records.

By February 12, 2015


Obama to sign executive order on cybersecurity info sharing

The president wants better coordination between government and the private sector to fight online threats. Companies on board include Apple and Intel.

By February 13, 2015


Still plugging new nuclear power tech post-Fukushima

Despite the worst nuclear disaster in decades and other roadblocks, young nuclear power companies NuScale Power and TerraPower still see strong interest in getting alternative reactor designs built.

By November 20, 2011


Google brand reputation tops all others in U.S.

The search giant bests Johnson & Johnson, among other notable firms. Apple secured the fifth spot in the Harris Interactive study, followed by Intel in sixth place.

By May 2, 2011


AIG, a space shuttle disaster, and creeping risk

The disaster of the space shuttle Challenger explosion carries some of the same lessons that are emerging from the AIG bailout debacle.

By March 17, 2009


Ig Nobels honor research on cursing, bat sex, socks

Awards given out this year for studies on sex lives of fruit bats, whale snot, treating asthma with roller coaster rides, and swearing that's good for you.

By September 30, 2010


Twitter touts top trends of 2009

Iran's elections were deemed the "most engaging" topic of the year among Twitter users, though the microblogging site offers up other interesting trends as well.

By December 16, 2009


Google's digital-book future hangs in the balance

Google Book Search has the potential to unlock the musty archives of the world's libraries. But will it overcome antitrust obstacles and other opposition?

By June 15, 2009