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Buying homeowners insurance? Ask these 4 questions first

A construction crew works on new homes in San Francisco on Feb. 20. Your insurance policy is your safety net in case of a disaster, so you’ll want to ask a few important questions before forking over your premium. Learn, for instance, what the dwelling coverage per square foot. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

Purchasing insurance may not be as fun as choosing new furniture and paint colors, but it's a big part of homebuying. Your homeowners insurance policy is a financial safety net in case of a disaster, so you'll want to ask a few important questions to make sure you have the coverage you need at a price you can afford.

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Working together to prevent suicide in the construction industry

Bruce Morton is a senior loss control consultant at the Milwaukee office of Marsh & McLennan Agency. He can be reached at bruce.morton@marshmma.com.

When an employee at a Milwaukee construction firm took his own life, the trauma struck all parts of the company and was felt keenly for a long time. Whenever suicide takes someone we know, our first thoughts are to the loved ones left behind. But the impact on a workplace can also be very deep, leaving former colleagues wondering if there was any sign we missed, any way we could have helped avert such a terrible occurrence.

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Drone mapping the real estate industry


Year to year, changes in computer technology can be staggering. In most cases, the advancements give rise to disruption—and opportunities—in every industry. In real estate, one such disruption is being caused by drones, which have become an extremely effective means of mapping and marketing property.

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