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    Auctions: Is a wrecked Bugatti worth $250k?
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    When a Bugatti Veyron crashed on a highway in Austria a few months ago, insurance company AXA estimated the cost of repairs at upwards of $800,000. Of course, there were worries that even after all the repairs the car may never drive quite the same. So rather than try, the insurance company ...

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    Report: Universal pursuing US$50-million insurance claim for Fast & Furious 7
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    How can you put a cost on human life? You can't. But you can attempt to put a price on how much that person's absence can cost a company. And in the case of Paul Walker, that could turn out to be as much as US$50 million. That's how much Universal Pictures is expected to claim from its insurance ...

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    Featured: Meet the world's most expensive cars to insure
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    Everyone has a dream car, from high horsepower exotics to a rare race cars. But what few of us really think about (in addition to costly maintenance and parts) is that in order to enjoy owning an exclusive exotic, you need to cough up a big chunk of cash for auto insurance. Just how much, you ...

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    Report: Uber driver kills 6-year-old pedestrian, raises questions about company's liability [w/video]
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    On New Year's Eve, an Uber driver struck a family of three as they were crossing a San Francisco street. The driver, 57-year-old Syed Muzzaraf, turned into the crosswalk without yielding and struck six-year-old Sophia Liu, her brother and her mother, San Francisco District Supervisor Jane Kim ...

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    Report: Popularity of pay-as-you-drive auto insurance accelerating
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    In the face of rising auto insurance premiums, insurance companies have been responding with potentially cheaper, pay-as-you-drive plans that, for billing purposes, track when, how, how much and where drivers use their vehicles instead of basing rates on statistics and past trends, The Detroit ...

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    Report: Car companies tap rental car test drives to sell more vehicles
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    Automakers have always known that the best way to sell a car is to put potential buyers behind the wheel. With that in mind, savvy car manufacturers have tapped into the rental car industry to entice renters – studies show they are twice as likely to buy a new vehicle within the next six ...

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    Video: Allman Brothers song sparks controversy in new Geico motorcycle insurance ad
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    When Geico gave the go-ahead on a new ad for motorcycle insurance set to the iconic Midnight Rider by the Allman Brothers, we're guessing the company didn't realize band members Duane Allman and Berry Oakley both died in horrific motorcycle crashes within a year of one another! The deaths are the ...

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    Poll: Skateboarding fines lead to auto insurance cancellation for Halifax man
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    Wheeled-surfers ought to wear a lid - lest they lose their car insurance. A young skateboarder from Halifax recently learned this lesson the hard way, after collecting two tickets from Halifax Regional Police and then receiving an unsavory phone call. Ironically, Pat Harland expected to receive ...

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    Featured: Infographic: The history of the garage
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    Infographics are the energy bars of information delivery – not bad for you, lots of tasty calories and just enough to get you by, but not so heavy on the lasting sustenance. Yet because they skip all the boring bits they can make just about any subject interesting, and that's how we've come ...

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    Followup: Even more images of the airport full of 15,000 flood-damaged Sandy cars
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    The damage from a major natural disaster can be harrowing – loss to life and limb combined with property damage, environmental, economic and psychological impact make picking up the pieces difficult. But long after the crisis ebbs, the damage lingers, becoming ever more pernicious and ...

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