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  • Top 3 bond rating agencies give Massachusetts high marks

    The nation's top three bond rating agencies are giving Massachusetts a clean bill of fiscal health. State Treasurer Deb Goldberg said Thursday that Moody's, Standard & Poor's and Fitch have maintained their ratings for the state and affirmed stable...
  • Orlando home sales hit decade-long high

    Orlando home sales hit decade-long high
    Existing home sales reached a 10-year high for the core Orlando market in March, a new report shows. Real-estate agents last month sold more than triple the number of houses they had during the depths of the market in January 2008, according to the...
  • Peoria hotel entangled in scheme to defraud IMET

     Peoria hotel entangled in scheme to defraud IMET
    The U.S. Small Business Administration has moved to foreclose on a Peoria hotel owned by a Florida man accused of defrauding investors, including an Illinois municipal fund, of nearly $180 million. The agency's claim adds a new wrinkle to the sale of...
  • Foreclosure alternative program arrives in Illinois

    Foreclosure alternative program arrives in Illinois
    With Illinois' foreclosure rate still far above the national average, a Boston-based nonprofit is extending a lifeline to a select group of Illinois homeowners in danger of losing their homes. Boston Community Capital's goal is to buy the mortgages of...
  • Community News for Vernon edition

    Hall Memorial Library events ELLINGTON - Escape from April Showers by attending one (or more!) of these events at Hall Memorial Library, 93 Main St. On Thursday, April 23, at 7 p.m., Arnie Pritchard will present his program This Business of Fighting....
  • Mortgage rates rise slightly

    Mortgage rates rise slightly
    Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates rose slightly this week but remained close to historically low levels with the spring home-buying season underway. Mortgage giant Freddie Mac said Thursday the national average for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage edged...
  • Battle looms over retirement advisor conflict-of-interest rule

    NEW YORK — A newly proposed rule to ban retirement planners from creating conflicts of interest with their customers might appear to put an end the years-long policy fight over the issue. Don't bet on the retirement on it. The battle is just...
  • GE casting off lending business in return to its industrial roots

    GE casting off lending business in return to its industrial roots
      After a 30-year fling with finance, GE is going back to its workbench. General Electric Co. said it is selling the bulk of its giant GE Capital unit and returning to its roots as a “simpler” industrial company. Friday's announcement by...
  • Eric Judge: Helping with financial planning

    Eric Judge: Helping with financial planning
    Eric Judge is a Financial Advisor with Edward Jones Investments, and has worked out of the office on Hartford Turnpike in Vernon since last August. A resident of Windsor, where he lives with his wife and son, Judge previously worked in the Windsor Locks...
  • GE pares off financial unit in major shift back to industrial roots

    GE pares off financial unit in major shift back to industrial roots
    General Electric is leaving the lending business, a major source of both profit and risk, as it continues to whittle its focus down to an industrial core. The company said Friday that it will sell most of its GE Capital assets over the next two years,...
  • Reaction to retirement advisor conflict-of-interest rule is muted, but fight looms

    Reaction to retirement advisor conflict-of-interest rule is muted, but fight looms
    NEW YORK — A newly proposed rule to ban retirement planners from creating conflicts of interest with their customers might appear to put an end to the years-long policy fight over the issue. Don't bet the retirement on it. The battle is just...