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money.bmpProperty-casualty insurers reported an awesome year for 2006, with the industry-wide combined ratio coming in at a stellar 92.4 (the best result since at least 1959), fueling a 44 percent jump in net income to $63.7 billion. Normally, that would be good news, but carriers are doomed to take a hammering from critics for making too much money! Are insurers price-gouging the public? That’s the question industry leaders will face.

(To read Managing Editor Susanne Sclafane’s news story about industry-wide results, click here.)

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