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Allstate, Prudential return cash to investors

Insurers Allstate Corp. and Prudential Financial announced plans to return cash to shareholders Tuesday with a stock buyback plan and dividend increase, respectively. Get the full story »

Prudential sees third-quarter profit gain

Life insurer and annuity provider Prudential Financial Inc. Wednesday posted a 7 percent profit increase in the third quarter as its retirement and investment businesses improved. Get the full story »

A third of households go without life insurance

Nearly a third of U.S. households have no life-insurance coverage, the highest percentage in more than four decades, according to research firm Limra.

About 35 million U.S. households neither own their own life-insurance policies nor are covered under employer-sponsored plans, up from the 24 million, or 22 percent of households, without coverage in 2004, according to the study this year by Limra, of Windsor, Conn. Get the full story »

Unitrin second-quarter results miss estimates

From The Wall Street Journal | Unitrin Inc. reported second-quarter results that missed analysts’ estimates as the financial-services company — which provides property and casualty insurance, life insurance and automobile financing — was hurt by unfavorable catastrophe and non-catastrophe weather.