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US long-term mortgage rates rise; 30-year loan reaches 5%

Long-term U.S. mortgage rates continued to climb this week as the key 30-year loan rate reached 5% for the first time in more than a decade amid persistent high inflation. The average 5% rate on the 30-year mortgage was up ...

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Fellow Black female justices celebrate Jackson’s confirmation

Shirley Troutman, a judge on New York’s highest court, was working last week when her daughter texted messages that included a clapping hands emoji. Soon, her phone was buzzing with other celebratory messages. The applause and the excitement was for ...

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Mayor, officials announce beginning of downtown Aqueduct Reimagined project

Rochester Mayor Malik Evans and New York State’s Regional Director of Empire State Development Vinnie Esposito announced Tuesday the start of the Aqueduct Reimagined project, which will further reinvigorate downtown by developing its historic Erie Canal aqueduct and connecting and ...

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NY lieutenant governor arrested in campaign donation scheme

ALBANY — New York Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin was arrested Tuesday in a federal corruption investigation, creating a political crisis for Gov. Kathy Hochul seven months after she selected Benjamin as a partner to make a fresh start in an ...

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Ginsburg’s art, fur coat, awards in auction to benefit opera

WASHINGTON — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg so liked the caricature that accompanied an article about her that she got a copy from the artist and hung it in her Supreme Court office. That signed and inscribed print by artist Eleanor ...

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NYSBA offers mental health counseling

New York State Bar Association members seeking mental health counseling are entitled to up to four free counseling sessions a year through a new lawyer assistance hotline. Mental health professionals will answer all hotline calls and refer NYSBA members to ...

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