Elisabeth Harrison

What happens when people can be mortgaged like property? Sharon Ann Murphy, professor of history at Providence College, has received an American Council of Learned Societies fellowship for her project "Banking on Slavery in the Antebellum South." She spoke with RIPR's Chuck Hinman about her research.

Bitcoin ATMs Land In Rhode Island

Mar 13, 2018
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A national Bitcoin ATM network has expanded into Rhode Island. According to WPRI-TV, the New York based company, Coinsource, has installed ATMs in Cranston and Providence.

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The City of Providence has filed a federal lawsuit claiming Santander Bank engaged in discriminatory lending practices. Lawyers filing the suit are calling the bank’s lending practices a civil rights issue.

The lawsuit claims that during the housing boom minority neighborhoods were given risky loans, then after the bust Santander stopped making loans in those neighborhoods and focused instead on white neighborhoods.