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  • Virginia borrowers to receive $34 million in mortgage-abuse settlement with SunTrust

    A nearly $1-billion settlement with Virginia, California and other state and federal authorities will close out two major investigations into possible mortgage wrongdoing by the home-lending arm of Atlanta's SunTrust Banks Inc. Virginia is set to...
  • Since Sandy, a storm pattern of costly stumbles in New Jersey

    Since Sandy, a storm pattern of costly stumbles in New Jersey
    When New Jersey officials were ready to start rebuilding after Superstorm Sandy roared up the Atlantic Coast in October 2012, they were determined not to repeat the mistakes of disasters past. So Richard Constable III, head of the state Department of...
  • The naked self-interest of the bureaucratic class

    For understandable reasons, the IRS scandal has largely focused on the political question of whether the White House deliberately targeted opponents. To date there's no evidence that it did. That's good for the president, but it may not be good for the...
  • Should home-shopping websites provide racial and ethnic data?

    Should home-shopping websites provide racial and ethnic data?
    When you shop online for a home, some websites let you specify the characteristics of the community where you want to live. Maybe you're looking for excellent schools, low crime rates, affordable prices and low property taxes. But should you also be...
  • Joliet wins lengthy housing complex legal battle

    Joliet wins lengthy housing complex legal battle
    A federal judge has ruled in favor of Joliet's years-long battle to condemn a troubled housing complex. In his 54-page ruling Thursday, U.S. Judge Ronald Norgle cleared the way for the city to use its eminent domain powers to take over Evergreen...
  • Bristol Looks For Public Opinion On Using Federal Aid

    BRISTOL — The city is convening a public forum on Oct. 1 to ask an unusual question: How should it spend federal grants of about $500,000 a year? In the past, money from Community Development Block Grants has gone to help a local food pantry,...
  • East Hartford Housing Authority Gets Federal Security Grant

    EAST HARTFORD — The East Hartford Housing Authority will receive a $250,000 federal grant to boost security at two of its public housing properties. The money from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will cover the cost of...
  • Meet MacArthur's new 'genius grant' winners

    Meet MacArthur's new 'genius grant' winners
    An attorney who champions the rights of Native American women on reservations. A poet who translates Arabic texts into English, bridging a cultural divide. A computer scientist whose work makes cloud computing more secure and its data more valuable...
  • MacArthur Foundation names 2014 fellows

    MacArthur Foundation names 2014 fellows
    From poets and playwrights to psychologists and computer scientists, the MacArthur Foundation on Tuesday night unveiled its list of 2014 fellows. Among the 21 fellows is Jennifer Eberhardt, 49, a social psychologist from Stanford University. Eberhardt...
  • FHA is urged to reform loan sale program

    A program designed to help prop up the Federal Housing Administration is short-changing borrowers and neighborhoods hard-hit by foreclosures, community groups said as they took to the streets to push for changes. Demonstrators in downtown Los Angeles...
  • A place to call home

    When he signed the Housing Act of 1949 into law, President Harry Truman believed it would establish "as a national objective the achievement as soon as feasible of a decent home and a suitable living environment for every American family." The United...