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The latest monthly MarketScout report shows that commercial property and casualty insurance rates increased at a slower rate, rising 4 percent in October, but Sandy could have a dramatic impact on rates in the future, the CEO of the Dallas-based electronic-insurance exchange says.

MarketScout cites three lines of business—property, business owners and general liability—as the major cause of the more moderate increase, as rates in these lines increased by 5 percent instead of 6 percent last month.

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