Katherine Chiglinsky

Business, Safety

Insurers Return Money to Customers During Driving Slump

Elevated train tracks sit above a near-empty street in Chicago on April 3. Elevated train tracks sit above a near-empty street in Chicago on April 3. (Christopher Dilts/Bloomberg News)

Auto insurers Allstate Corp. and American Family Insurance are returning some money to customers as widespread shutdowns across the U.S. from the coronavirus cut down on driving.

Katherine Chiglinsky | Bloomberg News
April 6, 2020
Business, Technology

Warren Buffett’s Geico Joins Rivals in Tracking Drivers

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Geico has launched a telematics offering, called DriveEasy, in certain states, Credit Suisse Group AG analyst Mike Zaremski said in a research note July 31. A phone app tracks driving habits and gives individuals a score and tips, according to Geico’s website.

Katherine Chiglinsky | Bloomberg News
July 30, 2019
Business, Fuel

Warren Buffett Reveals He Paid $2.786 Billion for Stake in Pilot Flying J

A cardboard cutout in the likeness of Warren Buffett, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., sits in the driver's seat of a truck on display during the company’s annual meeting in Omaha, Neb. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News)

Warren Buffett said his Berkshire Hathaway Inc. made only one “sensible” stand-alone acquisition last year, and it didn’t do much for his growing pile of cash.

Katherine Chiglinsky | Bloomberg News
March 20, 2018
Business

Marijuana on Store Shelves Creates Colorado Cargo-Hauling Niche

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At a farm in the foothills of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains, Corey Young tucks his client’s marijuana into a shoe box-sized container in an unmarked white van and heads out on the road.

Katherine Chiglinsky | Bloomberg News
April 6, 2015
Business

Trucking Firms With 35,000 Openings Seek Jobless Oil Workers

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U.S. oil-company job cuts that cost machinery operator Drew Sanford his spot at Halliburton Co. are shaping up as a boon for truckers desperate for big-rig drivers.

Katherine Chiglinsky | Bloomberg News
February 23, 2015
Business

Gridlock at West Coast Ports Boosts Airfreight

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The shift of seaborne cargo to jets’ bellies shows how Asian airlines including ANA Holdings Inc. and Cathay Pacific Airways are benefiting from gridlock at ports in California and Washington state.

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Katherine Chiglinsky | Bloomberg News
February 9, 2015
Business, Logistics

Plunge in Crude Price Threatens Orders for Rail Tank Cars

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Add tank car makers to the list of U.S. industries bracing for the effects from the plunge in crude prices.

Katherine Chiglinsky | Bloomberg News
January 23, 2015