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  • The deep roots of racial injustice

    The deep roots of racial injustice
    It was hard not to see history on the TV screen Monday. Burning and looting on the streets of east and west Baltimore recalled the last time the national guard was called out to the city, on an April night 47 years ago following the assassination of Martin Luther King. Conversations about individual law breakers and the destruction of property obscure our view of history, however. Yet it's not hard to find, if we pull the camera lens back from the burning cars on North and Fulton, and take a look around.
  • Lead paint poisons poor Chicago kids as city spends millions less on cleanup

    Lead paint poisons poor Chicago kids as city spends millions less on cleanup
    Alarming levels of brain-damaging lead are poisoning more than a fifth of the children tested from some of the poorest parts of Chicago, even as the hazard has been largely eliminated in more prosperous neighborhoods, a Tribune investigation has found....

    Hampton Roads banks report record first-quarter profit

     Hampton Roads banks report record first-quarter profit
    Chesapeake-based Monarch Bank plans to open its Peninsula headquarters at Newport News Tech Center early next year, CEO Brad E. Schwartz said. Monarch, which has offices near Williamsburg in New Town, plans to open a full-service banking branch and...

    Mortgage rates inch up on mixed economic news

    Mortgage rates inch up on mixed economic news
    Mortgage rates rose slightly this week on mixed economic news, with Freddie Mac's weekly survey of lenders showing the average rate for a conventional 30-year fixed loan at 3.68 percent, up from 3.65 percent last week. Lenders were offering 15-year...

    Average US rate on 30-year mortgage rises to 3.68 percent

    Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates rose slightly this week, but remain near historic lows with the spring home-buying season underway and showing strong sales. Mortgage giant Freddie Mac said Thursday that the national average for a 30-year fixed...