BOSTON – As part of a settlement with H&R Block subsidiary Sand Canyon Corp., which formerly operated as Option One Mortgage Corp., Massachusetts has distributed close to $5 million to borrowers affected by the company’s alleged predatory lending practices, Attorney General Martha Coakley announced last week.
The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index climbed to a record high after the Federal Reserve unexpectedly refrained from reducing bond buying, emboldening bulls who have enjoyed a 154 percent rally since stimulus began five years ago.
By Nick Taborek and Lu Wang Bloomberg News
Inmates suffering from substance abuse problems at the R.I. Department of Corrections women’s minimum facility now have additional support to help them recover and succeed upon re-entering the community.
By Natalie Villacorta Contributing Writer
The death by veto of a bill empowering the Providence Redevelopment Agency to construct new buildings “is not going to stop us” from helping Brown University revive the former South Street Power Station, according to Providence Economic Development Director James Bennett.
The Rhode Island Bays, Rivers and Watersheds Coordination Team announced Monday that it will dedicate roughly $900,000 to stormwater management, maritime economic development, climate change adaptation and freshwater monitoring in fiscal year 2014.
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