Foreclosures during the Great Recession added to thousands of blighted properties in Columbus. But, a state program helped fund demolition of many of those houses and apartment units.
Lending giant Ameriquest is expected to reform business practices while its parent company pays 325 million dollars to settle investigations by attorneys general in Ohio and several other states.
New Albany based clothing retailer Abercrombie and Fitch has agreed to settle several employment discrimination lawsuits. A federal judge in California gave preliminary approval to the settlement on Tuesday. Abercromie has agreed to pay $50-million in damages and change its hiring practices.