Dad who won an appeal in college admissions bribery case gets 6 months home confinement for tax offense

Local News John Wilson, 64, of Lynnfield, was also ordered to complete 250 hours of community service and pay a $75,000 fine. John Wilson, left, and his wife leave federal court after he was found guilty of participating in a fraudulent college admissions scheme, Oct. 8, 2021, in Boston. The former Staples Inc. executive Wilson, … Read more

What would a government shutdown mean? Impacts explained.

Politics If spending measures aren’t passed by Saturday night, millions of federal employees will be furloughed and many others will be forced to work without pay until the shutdown ends. The Capitol is seen late Tuesday night, Sept. 26, 2023, in Washington, as lawmakers work to advance appropriations bills on the House floor. The Republican-controlled … Read more

Average long-term US mortgage rate hits highest point in nearly 23 years

Real Estate News Borrowing costs on 15-year fixed-rate mortgages, popular with homeowners refinancing their home loan, also increased. A for-sale sign stands outside a single-family residence on Sunday, June 18, in Denver. — David Zalubowski/Associated Press AP By ALEX VEIGA, Associated Press September 28, 2023 | 12:08 PM LOS ANGELES (AP) — Home loan-borrowing costs … Read more