Money

State Sues Merrill Lynch

TRENTON – Attorney General Anne Milgram announced the filing of a lawsuit against Merrill Lynch & Co. this week, charging that it sold New Jersey’s Division of Investment $300 million in preferred stock based on misleading information about the firm’s financial condition.

Bank’s Focus On Local Business Growth Sets Example For Industry

CLINTON – Unity Bank, a mid-sized community institution with 16 branches, is providing a combination of critical business services and much needed loans to help area businesses thrive, while competitors struggle to survive.

Fords Woman Named Bank Branch Sales Manager

SPRINGFIELD – Investors Savings Bank has appointed Laura Kaplan-Grimshaw to the position of assistant vice president and branch sales manager. Kaplan-Grimshaw, who has a broad background in banking, financial services and insurance, will manage Investors’ branch at 173 Mountain Avenue in Springfield.

IRS Reminds Taxpayers To Take Advantage Of Recovery Act Benefits

MOUNTAINSIDE — With 2009 now half over, the Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers to take advantage of the numerous tax breaks made available earlier this year in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).

Simple Home Improvements Maximize Energy Savings During Summer Months & Beyond

SOMERVILLE – While conserving energy during the hot summer months is just one way to help reduce the season’s rising energy bills, energy savings experts at Green Domain, a new green home energy audit company, remind homeowners making simple home and property improvements can maximize those savings year round.