Nearly Half of Pregnant Women Gain Too Much Weight

Nearly half of U.S. moms gain too much weight during pregnancy, according to a government study released Thursday. Putting on too many extra pounds during pregnancy can harm the mom, and may cause a range of problems for the child, experts say. The study found only about a… Source: Diet and Fitness

AIG CEO to Employees: Expect Fewer Lifetime Jobs

American International Group Inc. Chief Executive Officer Peter Hancock, who is shrinking the company while fighting off an activist investor, told staff that they can’t all count on lifetime employment with the insurer, according to people familiar with his remarks. … Source: Insurance News

Generali Q3 Profit Falls 18% on Decline in Life Insurance Business

Assicurazioni Generali SpA, Italy’s biggest insurer, said third-quarter profit fell 18 percent after operating income declined at its life-insurance business. Net income dropped to 420 million euros [$458.6 million] from 513 million euros [$560.2 million] a year earlier, Trieste-based Generali said in a statement … Source: Insurance News

Treasury Names 12 to Federal Insurance Advisory Committee

The U.S. Department of the Treasury has named 12 individuals including several insurance industry executives, a professor, a consumer advocate and six state regulators to serve on the Federal Advisory Committee on Insurance (FACI).  The FACI was established to provide … Source: Insurance News

Automatic Brakes to Be Part of 5-Star Safety Ratings

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said it would update its 5-Star vehicle safety ratings to include automatic emergency braking (AEB) as a recommended safety technology. The regulator’s rating system provides consumers with information about how safe they are … Source: Insurance News

Confirmed Chipotle E. Coli Cases Rise to 35

The number of confirmed E. Coli food poisoning cases linked to Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc in Oregon and Washington state rose to 35 on Tuesday, as the company announced steps to improve food safety. Chipotle, which is grappling with its third food safety incident this year,… Source: Diet and Fitness

5 Things to Know About the E. Coli Outbreak

Chipotle has closed 43 of its Pacific Northwest locations in response to an E. coli outbreak health officials have connected to the Mexican food chain. About two dozen people have fallen ill and more were being tested. And at least one lawsuit has already been filed by a… Source: Diet and Fitness