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They’re back after barely a decade: Escalation clauses in real estate contracts, “naked” contingency-free offers and lowball-priced listings designed to pull in dozens of bidders and turn routine sales transactions into auctions. more
As Rhode Islanders continue to wrestle with the highest unemployment rate in the nation – 9.1 percent in December – and a sluggish economy, Capital Good Fund is marking its fifth anniversary this year by pushing forward with its idealistic mission to “create pathways out of poverty” with on-the-ground assistance through microloans, free tax preparation and financial coaching. more
The R.I. Division of Taxation is accepting business tax returns for the tax year 2013, according to an announcement from the agency. more
BOSTON – Massachusetts plans to sell $525 million of general-obligation bonds for a capital plan that includes an extension of Boston’s Green Line train and an overhaul of the city’s South Station rail hub, Bloomberg News reported last week. more
One of the most important, but largely ignored, results of the Great Recession is the fate of the Federal National Mortgage Association (better known as Fannie Mae) and the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. (Freddie Mac). These two organizations are unique in that they were chartered by Congress, but have functioned as nongovernmental corporations. In Washington-speak they are Government-Sponsored Enterprises or GSEs. more
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More than nine out of 10 payday-loan borrowers are satisfied with their experience, cost and repayment process, according to the results of a survey by Harris Interactive released Dec. 4. more
RBS Citizens Bank Chairman and CEO Bruce Van Saun purchased 10 Social Innovation Shares to support the Capital Good Fund’s nonprofit IPO, or Immediate Public Opportunity. more
Bank of America Corp. agreed to a $9.5 billion settlement over claims tied to faulty mortgages and boosted its dividend for the first time since 2007, the latest steps to put the financial crisis behind the firm. more
The number of banks headquartered in Rhode Island decreased during 2013, a trend that has continued for the past three years, according to data from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. The trend in the declining number of bank headquarters has been seen in several New England states during the past year. more
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