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Five Star Insurance Agency Blog: 6_2016

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 Volkswagen AG has agreed to spend more than $15 billion to get hundreds of thousands of emissions-cheating diesel vehicles off U.S. roads and placate regulators, in settlements that set a U.S. auto-industry record but still leave VW facing criminal and civil complaints on three continents. READ MORE >>

Wearing seat belts has become second nature for many, thanks in part to stricter seat belt laws and safety features in newer automobiles that sound until the driver and passenger seat belts are buckled. But according to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), only 74% of passengers in rear seats buckle up, compared to 83% of front seat passengers. READ MORE >>

UV radiation is often recognized as the culprit for sunburns and skin cancer but most people are oblivious to the damaging impact the wavelengths inflict on our vision. The problem originates with the sun’s unfiltered ultraviolet (UV) rays. Just as these rays can burn skin cells, they can also harm unprotected eyes. READ MORE >>

Jobs in science will take students on the path to success if high pay is what they are seeking, according to the latest rankings of bachelor’s degrees from PayScale.com. Almost all of the 30 majors with the best starting salaries are in the sciences, with many involving engineering of one type or another. READ MORE >>

Retirees, go west. In WalletHub’sannual list of best states for retirement, states west of the Mississippi had a better showing this year. WalletHub rated states based on 24 metrics in three key areas: affordability, quality of life and health care. Data was pulled from various sources, including the U. READ MORE >>


Juneteenth- June 19th 2016                                                                                         

 Walt Disney Co.closed all beaches in a Florida resort area out of caution after a 2-year-old boy was dragged by an alligator into a man-made lake next to one of its properties. The Orange County Sheriff’s Office and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission continue... READ MORE >>

Sadly, crashes for teen drivers increase significantly during the summer months because teens drive more during this time of year.  Just in time for summer and increased teen driving, the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety has released a study confirming that nearly 60% of teen crashes involvedistractions behind the wheel. READ MORE >>

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