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(Updated, 3:26 p.m.) The city has filed a federal lawsuit against Santander Bank alleging that the financial institution ?discriminated against the city’s minority communities by refusing to make prime mortgage loans ?as required by the Fair Housing Act, according to a press release from Mayor Angel Taveras. more
Rhode Island and seven other states aiming to get more than three million zero-emission vehicles on the road in the next decade, unveiled steps to help achieve that goal including harmonizing consumer incentives and encouraging fleet purchases. more
Rhode Island will receive more than $2.7 million to clean up properties in Pawtucket, Providence and Westerly that have been designated “brownfields,” where expansion or redevelopment is prevented due to hazardous pollutants or contaminants, the state’s congressional delegation announced Wednesday. more
Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC, Britain’s largest state-owned lender, plans to cut hundreds of U.S. jobs while shrinking its mortgage-trading business ahead of stiffer capital rules. more
French President Francois Hollande’s government said General Electric Co. improved its proposal for Alstom SA’s energy business as Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Immelt pledged to create new jobs, softening its stance on the U.S. company’s takeover plans. more
Reversing her announcement last week that Rhode Island’s state-run health insurance exchange would require $4.6 million in the state budget for fiscal year 2015, HealthSource RI Executive Director Christine Ferguson said Tuesday that state funding would no longer be necessary after a clarification of the federal government’s role in the exchange. more
Emissions of carbon dioxide and other pollutants have declined 29 percent in participating Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative states since the program’s launch five years ago, according to a report released Tuesday by the nonprofit climate-change advocacy group Environment Northeast. more
Bank of America Corp. rose the most in more than a year after the firm resubmitted its request for a bigger payout to the Federal Reserve. more
General Electric Co., seeking France’s approval for its $17 billion bid to buy Alstom SA’s energy division, pledged to keep the power-equipment maker’s nuclear operations in the country. more
A report released Thursday by gun-violence prevention group Everytown for Gun Safety found that Rhode Island is among 12 states that have reported fewer than 100 records to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System designed to help keep individuals considered dangerously mentally ill from purchasing guns. more
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