The Week in a Minute: Aug. 19, 2011

News

  • Everyone has reported earnings (links to major U.S. insurer results here), and Moody’s calculates net income for Q2 fell 68% from a year earlier, to $1.38B. The May tornadoes were the big reason: $5.5B in pre-tax cat losses, vs. $2B in Q2 2010.
  • Other than that, crickets.

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