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Earthquakes in Asia and Italy, flooding in the United States, Asia and Europe, a deadly hurricane along with wildfires in Canada, made 2016 the costliest 12 months for natural catastrophe losses in the last four years, according to reinsurer Munich Re.

Losses totaled $175 billion, a good two-thirds more than in the previous year, and nearly as high as the figure for 2012 ($180 billion).

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Jayleen R. Heft

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