• Vehicle Insurance

    Tips on negotiating with your car insurance company after an incident

    article Here’s what you need to know before negotiating an auto insurance claim. (iStock) After you notify your car insurance company that your vehicle has been involved in an accident, they will send out a claim adjuster to take care of your insurance claim. In total, the process involves assessing the damage to your vehicle, determining an appropriate amount for reimbursement, and guiding you through the insurance settlement process from start to finish. However, not all auto insurance companies are created equal. An auto accident can lead to a personal injury claim, lost wages, and more. This is why the  

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  • Business News

    Moving Forward: Innovation key to small business survival | Regional news

    “A strategy for investment, for economic recovery and for growth must draw upon the authentic Wisconsin ideal — that everyone deserves an opportunity to prosper,” Hughes said in a press release. Tracy Propst, executive director of the Beaver Dam Area Chamber of Commerce, said the pandemic took its toll on local retailers and some didn’t survive. Propst Tpederson “We did lose a few businesses so there has been some fallout from COVID, for sure,” she said. “But there are some that have evolved and are doing quite well. It’s tough for small businesses to change and it’s important to share  

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  • Business Advertising

    Facebook, Google and Amazon are reaping the benefits from advertising’s pandemic hot streak

    The logos of Google, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat and TikTok displayed on a computer screen. Denis Charlet | AFP via Getty Images Digital advertising’s hot streak appeared to have lasted into the first quarter as travel starts to return and e-commerce spend persists, analysts say.  Snap will be the first of the major ad-supported internet companies to report earnings on Thursday, while Alphabet’s Google, Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and Amazon will follow next week. These players have seen outsized benefit as certain stay-at-home trends have been accompanied by massive shifts into digital ad spend.  Bernstein analysts wrote that if the fourth  

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  • Business & Finance

    First Business Financial Services (FBIZ) Q1 Earnings and Revenues Beat Estimates

    First Business Financial Services (FBIZ) came out with quarterly earnings of $1.12 per share, beating the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $0.74 per share. This compares to earnings of $0.38 per share a year ago. These figures are adjusted for non-recurring items. This quarterly report represents an earnings surprise of 51.35{a25bda0f8ab6dac90e68079d6f038584ef6ac53f1f4621de3ad526e35cd6c0d6}. A quarter ago, it was expected that this bank holding company for First Business Bank and First Business Bank-Milwaukee would post earnings of $0.57 per share when it actually produced earnings of $0.71, delivering a surprise of 24.56{a25bda0f8ab6dac90e68079d6f038584ef6ac53f1f4621de3ad526e35cd6c0d6}. Over the last four quarters, the company has surpassed consensus EPS estimates  

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  • Vehicle Insurance

    How pay-as-you-go auto insurance can be a smart choice in the COVID era

    How pay-as-you-go auto insurance can be a smart choice in the COVID era Last spring, millions of Americans suddenly saw their commute transform from an hour crawling on the freeway to less than a minute staggering over to the dining room table. And with everyone spending far less time in their cars, the pandemic has started to change the car insurance industry, too. Since the beginning of the pandemic, auto insurers have noticed increased demand for pay-as-you-go plans, which allow drivers to pay only for the miles they clock each month instead of a typical flat premium. In fact, Allstate  

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