Banking and finance

Banking and finance
Phil Knight is 24th richest American
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Monday, September 16, 2013

Forbes released its annual list of the top 400 richest Americans, led by Bill Gates for the 20th straight year.

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Umpqua Bank acquires Sterling Bank for $2B
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Thursday, September 12, 2013

Portland-based Umpqua Holdings is buying Spokane-based Sterling Financial in a $2 billion deal.

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Fed chief supports scaling back bond purchases
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Thursday, September 05, 2013

The Federal Reserve's San Francisco chief spoke in Portland, saying that scaling back bond purchases this year and stopping them next year is the best course of action.

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Budget cuts threaten rural Oregon hospitals
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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

A federal budget-cutting proposal to reduce Medicare could devastate 15 rural Oregon hospitals, state officials say.

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Treasurer proposes college scholarship plan
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Wednesday, September 04, 2013

State Treasurer Ted Wheeler is proposing a first-of-its-kind college scholarship program considered risky by investment professionals.

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