Safeco Sells Life, Broker Units For $1.4 BillionThe fact that Safeco will record a $200 million after-tax loss on the sale of its life and investment businesses isn’t prompting any regrets from the company’s chief executive.

“We have none at all,” Mike McGavick, Safeco’s chairman and chief executive officer, said during a conference call last week, reiterating the Seattle-based insurer’s plans, first disclosed in late September, to sell off the unit to focus exclusively on property-casualty business.

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