Banking and finance

Banking and finance
Oregon venture capital off to fast start
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Friday, April 19, 2013

Oregon startups raised more investment capital in the first quarter of 2013 than in any first quarter since 2000.

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Eugene company goes public, raises $12M
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Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Eugene tech company Electrical Geodesics raised $12 million by going public on the London Stock Exchange.

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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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Columbia State Bank completes purchase of West Coast Bank
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Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Columbia State Bank officially completed its $573.4 million acquisition of West Coast Bank, making Oregon's 7th largest bank.

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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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