California Regulators Could Decide Oil Profits Penalty

California Gov. Gavin Newsom said he wants state regulators to decide whether to impose the nation’s first penalty on oil companies for price gouging, pivoting after months of negotiations with legislative leaders failed to reach an agreement on a bill aimed at reining in the state’s notoriously high gas prices. Gas prices in California are…

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California Tells Auto Insurers to Disclose Pandemic Profits

California’s insurance commissioner ordered nearly 50 auto insurers to provide detailed information about their claim costs during the pandemic, his latest attempt to compensate consumers he says were overcharged as traffic virtually disappeared when the nation’s largest insurance market imposed the first U.S. coronavirus stay-home order. Commissioner Ricardo Lara gave California’s major insurers 30 days…

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Auto Loss Costs Not Coming Down; Bigger Rate Hikes Ahead: Allstate CEO

  Higher auto loss costs are here to stay, according to the leader of Allstate, who also said that his company will be pushing up auto insurance prices higher, and at a faster pace, for the balance of the year. Speaking at the Barclays Global Financial Services Conference on earlier this month, Allstate President and…

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