Banking and finance

Banking and finance
Expert opinion: do tax credits and business incentives create jobs?
April 2013
Monday, April 01, 2013

0413 FOB ExpertOpinionThe state and local governments extend hundreds of millions of dollars each year in property tax waivers, corporate income tax credits, rebates and loans. Yet the question remains: Do tax credits and incentives actually create jobs?

 

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Foreclosure: myths and reality
April 2013
Monday, April 01, 2013

0413 BOB FinanceOver the years since the mortgage bubble burst, the term “bank” has been a four-letter word and an easy target for the media, the legislature and the general public. In fact, my own peers at community banks and credit unions have been known to jump on the bandwagon through the sound bite of “Main Street vs. Wall Street.”

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The business lending trend
January 2013
Monday, December 10, 2012

0113 ByTheNumbers 01Business lending nationally is almost back to 2008 levels, but small businesses are getting less, particularly in Oregon.

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Powerlist: banks
April 2013
Monday, April 01, 2013

This month's Powerlist ranks banks by 6/30/12 Oregon and Clark County, Washington deposits.

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The real deal: Jordan Schnitzer's strategy
January 2013
Monday, December 10, 2012

0113 TheRealDealThe president of Harsch Investment Properties in Portland assesses an industry beset by arrogance.

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