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A federal judge has ruled that up to $1.5 million of a settlement reached with a financial firm in a fraud investigation of two Vermont ski resorts will be loaned to a federal receivership so the properties can meet payroll.

A Miami businessman is asking a federal judge to allow him to resume operating projects in Vermont that a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission lawsuit claims are fraudulent.

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One of two businessmen accused in what the Securities and Exchange Commission calls a "massive eight-year fraud scheme" involving developments in Vermont says he's confident he'll be cleared of any wrongdoing.

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A ski area in northern Vermont and several other points around the country want more officers at border crossings and customs terminals — and they're willing to pay for it.