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Motor Insurers' Bureau

Subject: Law

A body set up by the insurance industry, by agreement with the Department of Transport. It provides cover if someone has been injured or killed in a motor accident and in respect of a ...

Ohio

Ohio   Reference library

The Almanac of American Politics (51 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2024
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics, Human Geography
Length:
34,918 words
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...death rate ranked fourth nationally. In 2018, General Motors shuttered its massive Lordstown plant near Youngstown, which had produced the Chevy Cruze. As of February 2023, employment in Ohio had not quite returned to its pre-pandemic level, unlike that in the country as a whole. Still, Ohio is adapting to new economic realities and is competing robustly with southern states for a large share of auto manufacturing. The Lordstown facility has since been sold to a startup, the Lordstown Motors Corporation, that worked with Taiwanese iPhone maker Foxconn...

West Virginia

West Virginia   Reference library

The Almanac of American Politics (51 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2024
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics, Human Geography
Length:
12,952 words
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...Justice had become “the nation’s top mine-safety delinquent,” owing $15 million from operations in six states. In 2021, the Wall Street Journal reported that Justice was personally liable for at least $700 million in loans his companies had taken out from a defunct, London-based insurer, Greensill Capital. Justice also faced a lawsuit by trustees of a United Mine Workers union benefit plan over alleged unpaid premiums. Justice got into politics by running to succeed retiring Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, a culturally conservative and fiscally hawkish Democrat. He faced...

Massachusetts

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The Almanac of American Politics (51 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2024
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics, Human Geography
Length:
26,881 words
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...law as an agency within the Treasury Department, and Warren was hired by the Obama White House to design and launch the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. But her barbed criticisms over the years made her persona non grata to much of the nation’s financial industry. With Senate Republicans vowing to block her appointment, Obama instead nominated former Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray as the bureau’s first director. Warren’s visibility during the Obama administration prompted Massachusetts Democrats to encourage her to challenge Republican Sen. Scott...

Texas

Texas   Reference library

The Almanac of American Politics (51 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2024
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics, Human Geography
Length:
71,340 words
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...chief cities are Denton, Flower Mound and Lewisville, and there is plenty of room for growth along Interstates 35E and 35W. Two of the most noteworthy landmarks in the district are the Alliance Airport, an industrial transportation hub, and the Texas Motor Speedway. Truck manufacturer Peterbilt Motors, the largest employer in Denton with 2,700 employees, has expanded its operations. Near Justin, in the southwest corner of Denton County, a pipeline allows for the transportation of up to 1 billion cubic feet of natural gas daily. Despite the growth, Denton...

Flood Damage Assessments: Theory and Evidence From the United States

Flood Damage Assessments: Theory and Evidence From the United States   Reference library

Laura Bakkensen and Logan Blair

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Crisis Analysis

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Current Version:
2022
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics
Length:
15,571 words
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...Bringing about wise governmental decisions for hazardous areas. Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science , 604 (1), 171–191. Bureau of Economic Analysis . (2019). Gross domestic product . Bureau of Labor Statistics . (2019a). Current employment statistics . Bureau of Labor Statistics . (2019b). Employment, wages, and establishment counts in hurricane flood zones . Bureau of Labor Statistics . (2019c). Quarterly census of employment and wages . Caine, N. (1980). The rainfall intensity–duration control of shallow landslides...

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