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In the first major settlement involving Wall Street's role in the subprime mortgage business, the Goldman Sachs Group agreed on Monday to pay up to $60 million to end an investigation by the Massachusetts attorney general's office into whether the firm helped promote unfair home loans in the state.
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Monday, May 11, 2009
Editors note: More on Goldman's $60 million settlement in Massachusetts: