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WR Berkley Corporation Names Michael G. Connor President of Continental ...
GREENWICH, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--W. R. Berkley Corporation (NYSE: WRB) today announced that Michael G. Connor has been named president of Continental Western Group, LLC.
Connor Named President of Continental Western Group
W. R. Berkley Corporation announced that Michael G. Connor has been named president of Iowa-based Continental Western Group, LLC effective immediately.
Hard Market? Top Industry Leaders Comment on Pricing-- Slideshow
With 2012's first quarter in the books, executives and industry observers have noted that property and casualty pricing remains on the upswing.
Business briefs
The board of directors of W.R. Berkley Corp., in Greenwich has voted to increase the cash dividend to an annual rate of 36 cents per share, a 12.5 percent increase from the present rate.
The Greek makes a comeback
The Greek at the Harbor has been around as far back as I remember. In the '80s, I would eat there with family and friends - it always had a great atmosphere, serene yet fun overlooking the harbor.
Local students track ocean buoy
The Pacific Ocean is a massive body of water that covers one-third of the Earth's surface. It's also the temporary classroom for a group of fourth graders in Ventura.
New bill may tax strip clubs to pay for rape services
It's likely you'll first have to pay a tax, if a newly proposed bill becomes state law. Calling it a sexually oriented business tax, Assemblyman Das Williams, D-Santa Barbara/Ventura, introduced a bill that would require a charge equal to $10 per ...
Go big and go home full at Chicago's Ribs
Sometimes it feels really good to roll up your sleeves and get messy. One such place - where you'll fit right in with your napkin tucked into your shirt - is Chicago's Ribs in the heart of downtown Ventura.
From the ground up
In recent months, however, John Ashkar of Los Angeles-based Westwood Communities Corp. purchased the 3.5-acre property in December 2011 and has since revamped the vision from condos to 257 apartment rentals.
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