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The U.S. Supreme Court will take up a challenge to part of President Barack Obama’s health-care law by companies claiming a religious exemption to the requirement that they provide birth-control coverage for employees. more
BOSTON – A former for-profit school in Massachusetts that abruptly closed in January has been sued over allegations that it engaged in a range of deceptive schemes to meet accreditation requirements and maximize profit to which it was not entitled, Attorney General Martha Coakley announced last week. more
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin has signed an agreement with the U.S. Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs committing Rhode Island prosecutors to help train and advise prosecutors in foreign countries. more
BOSTON – Massey Energy Co. agreed to a $265 million settlement of a class-action lawsuit that alleged that the coal-mining company misled investors, including Massachusetts’ pension fund, The Associated Press reported last week. more
PROVIDENCE – Federal prosecutors have asked a judge for a 10-year prison term for a Rhode Island lawyer who led a $46 million investment fraud that preyed on the dying, The Associated Press reported last week. more
Rhode Island and Massachusetts are both in line to receive funds from a national settlement with Ocwen Financial Corp. for abuses over mortgage foreclosures and servicing standards. more
Target Corp., the second-largest U.S. discount retailer, cut its U.S. unit’s fourth-quarter forecast and said the recent security breach affected more people and more information than previously thought. more
Bank of America Corp.’s Countrywide unit should pay the maximum of $2.1 billion in penalties for selling defective mortgage loans to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in the run-up to the 2008 financial crisis, the U.S. said. more
PROVIDENCE – Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin’s office will participate in a series of “shred-a-thons” throughout Rhode Island to mark this year’s National Consumer Protection Week. more
A divided U.S. Supreme Court struck down decades-old limits on the total money donors can give to federal candidates and parties, issuing its biggest campaign- finance ruling since the 2010 Citizens United decision. more
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