Monday’s update: More than 3,300 new cases in Michigan since Friday | State

Ottawa County added 55 new cases of the coronavirus on Monday, bringing the county’s total number of cases since the outbreak began in March to 4,022.

The Ottawa County health department reported 15 new cases Sunday and 36 new cases Saturday, but no new deaths related to COVID-19 since Friday. The county’s death toll stands at 70.

Michigan added 1,809 new cases of the virus since Saturday. Monday’s report includes cases reported for two days, so the average daily new case count is a little more than 900. That follows Saturday’s report of 1,522 new cases and 15 deaths related to COVID-19.

The state’s death toll is now 6,898, with seven deaths reported Monday.



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Muskegon County added 26 new cases of the virus since Saturday and no new deaths. The county’s case count is now 1,702, with 73 deaths, according to the state health department.

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Lincoln company to provide state with mobile COVID-19 testing trailers | Local Business News



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Nebraska is buying 10 mobile units from Pacific Engineering Inc., including five of the trailers shown here, to deploy as mobile COVID-19 testing units across the state for Test Nebraska.




Even though it doesn’t feel like it right now — with summerlike temperatures in the 80s — winter is coming.

And COVID-19 doesn’t look like it’s going away anytime soon.

That presents a problem for Nebraska’s mobile testing operations, especially those set up in tents outside.

Earlier this week, Bryan Health moved its COVID-19 testing site from a tent at its Bryan LifePointe center near 27th Street and Pine Lake Road, to a former auto repair shop at Antelope Valley Parkway and O Street so it could have a place more protected from the elements.

Test Nebraska has similar issues, often operating out of tents or, in the case of its Lincoln site, under a parking

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Lincoln company to provide state with mobile testing trailers | Local Business News



Pacific Engineering

Nebraska is buying 10 mobile units from Pacific Engineering Inc., including five of the trailers shown here, to deploy as mobile COVID-19 testing units across the state for Test Nebraska.




Even though it doesn’t feel like it right now — with summer-like temperatures in the 80s — winter is coming.

And COVID-19 doesn’t look like it’s going away anytime soon.

That presents a problem for Nebraska’s mobile testing operations, especially those set up in tents outside.

Earlier this week, Bryan Health moved its COVID-19 testing site from a tent at its Bryan LifePointe center near 27th Street and Pine Lake Road, to a former auto repair shop at Antelope Valley Parkway and O Street so it could have a place more protected from the elements.

Test Nebraska has similar issues, often operating out of tents or, in the case of its Lincoln site, under a parking

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State Auto Financial Announces Third Quarter 2020 Earnings Conference Call

State Auto Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:STFC) will discuss its third quarter 2020 results in a conference call on Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020, at 11 a.m. ET. The company plans to release its results on Nov. 5, 2020, before the open of regular trading on the Nasdaq Stock Market.

WHAT:

STFC third quarter 2020 earnings conference call

WHEN:

Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020, at 11 a.m. ET

HOW:

Webcast at http://www.StateAuto.com/STFC

REPLAY:

Available via the link above approximately one hour after the call ends

CONTACT:

Natalie Schoolcraft, 614-917-4341

About State Auto Financial Corporation

State Auto Financial Corporation, headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, is a super regional property and casualty insurance holding company. STFC stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market, which represents the top fourth of all NASDAQ listed companies.

The insurance subsidiaries of State Auto Financial Corporation are part of the State Auto Group. The State Auto Group markets its insurance

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Best’s Review Examines the State of the Automobile Market

Best’s Review explores how auto insurance distribution strategies are shifting.

  • “Independent Streak” looks at auto insurance distribution and the renewed focus on independent agents; and

  • “Best’s Rankings: Top Auto Writers” covers AM Best Rankings of the top 25 private passenger auto, commercial, auto liability, auto physical damage and total auto writers.

Best’s Review also examines the latest developments in the global insurance market. Although the global reinsurance industry has been influenced by both negative and positive factors, AM Best continues to maintain a stable outlook.

  • “Lands of Opportunity” looks at recent moves by some multinationals to expand life insurance and other operations in the Asia-Pacific region;

  • Best’s Review interviews AM Best rating analysts about the global reinsurance industry. Learn more in “A Complex Situation”; and

  • In “Insurance Exec Memoir,” Brian O’Hara, founding president and former chief executive officer and chairman of XL Capital, now AXA XL, shares stories about

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Why the State sugar mills leasing plan is raw deal for farmers

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Why the State sugar mills leasing plan is raw deal for farmers


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A tractor transporting sugarcane. FILE PHOTO | NMG

Summary

  • Most the shortlisted bidders are local private millers who are at the heart of the current problems bedevilling the sugar industry and killing the public millers.
  • Some of these bidding companies have been long-term contractors supplying second-hand and outdated equipment to the public millers at exaggerated prices.
  • This is the common tactic they employ to prompt frequent breakdowns and poor quality in production.
  • Additionally, some of these firms eyeing takeover of the State-owned millers have been behind destructive poaching of cane from nucleus estates owned by the public sugar companies.

Farmers, their representatives as well as local politicians are being intimidated to support plans to lease out State-owned sugar companies. As a stakeholder, I am opposed to this plan for various reasons.

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State Auto Financial Announces Third Quarter 2020 Earnings Conference Call – Press Release

COLUMBUS, Ohio–(Business Wire)–State Auto Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:STFC) will discuss its third quarter 2020 results in a conference call on Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020, at 11 a.m. ET. The company plans to release its results on Nov. 5, 2020, before the open of regular trading on the Nasdaq Stock Market.

WHAT:

STFC third quarter 2020 earnings conference call

WHEN:

Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020, at 11 a.m. ET

HOW:

Webcast at http://www.StateAuto.com/STFC

REPLAY:

Available via the link above approximately one hour after the call ends

CONTACT:

Natalie Schoolcraft, 614-917-4341

About State Auto Financial Corporation

State Auto Financial Corporation, headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, is a super regional property and casualty insurance holding company. STFC stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market, which represents the top fourth of all NASDAQ listed companies.

The insurance subsidiaries of State Auto Financial Corporation are part of the State Auto Group. The State Auto Group markets

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General Motors to repay some Ohio tax incentives as part of deal with state over shuttered Lordstown plant

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio officials have ordered General Motors to repay $28 million out of $60.3 million in state tax credits the company received, after officials officially determined on Monday that GM broke a deal to keep thousands of jobs at its now-shuttered assembly plant in Lordstown.

As part of the deal, announced Monday by the Ohio Tax Credit Authority, GM also agreed to invest $12 million in the Mahoning Valley area by the end of 2022, in the form of community infrastructure, jobs-training or other community programs. The company will not make up for the other $20.3 million in tax credits it received. The TCA took into account “market conditions and GM’s other operations in Ohio,” when setting the refund amount, according to Todd Walker, an agency spokesman.

The company had received the $60.3 million under the terms of a 2008 deal with state officials. In exchange, GM said

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What’s the cheapest car insurance for a teen? Depends on your state

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  • Age, gender, and lack of driving experience makes teens expensive to insure.
  • It costs more to add your son than your daughter as a teen driver.
  • On average, parents can expect an 130% increase, or an extra $2,300, when they add a teen driver to their car insurance policy.
  • On average, Erie Insurance offers the best rates for adding a teen driver — but it’s only available in certain regions.
  • See our picks for the best affordable car insurance companies »

A driver’s license is the first step towards independence  —  freedom behind the wheel.

For parents, that driving freedom can come with concerns over insuring their children on the

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Best Auto Insurance for Seniors for 2020 Compared by State

Paying for auto insurance is almost always a balancing act between getting the coverage you need and the best deal possible. As you age, this remains true. In fact, in some cases, you might end up paying higher insurance premiums.

Finding the best auto insurance for seniors is about comparing costs and taking steps to reduce your costs. If you’re looking for the best companies, here are some places to start.

Compare Car Insurance Plans for Seniors

Best Auto Insurance for Seniors

Some of the best insurance companies out there include the following three insurers, who can provide you with decent coverage at a reasonable price.

1. The Hartford

With excellent ratings and a number of discounts, The Hartford can be a good choice — if you live in one of the 41 states (and the District of Columbia) where it’s available. One of the nice benefits of The Hartford

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