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MoFi receives additional $50,000 for small business loans (access required)

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A Northwest organization that lends money to help small businesses start has received a 33 percent increase in the amount of funding it receives from a Boise-based nonprofit. MoFi, a community development financial institution, has received $50,000 from Capital Matrix ...

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Investor Arlan Hamilton urges peers to support diverse startups

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Three years ago Arlan Hamilton was homeless and on a good day had $12 in the bank. Today she is founder and managing partner of Los Angeles-based Backstage Capital, which has invested more than $5 million in ...

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Eagle investment company hires Colombian data scientist (access required)

An Eagle investment company is turning to big data to help make its trading decisions by hiring a data scientist from Bogota, Colombia. Daniel Fernandez will be a quantitative analyst for ProfitScore Capital Management. “Specifically, he will be spearheading the ...

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Four low-income Idaho credit unions awarded grants (access required)

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Four Idaho credit unions recently received more than $30,000 in grants from the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA). Grant awards, intended for low-income credit unions, ranged from $1,300 to $20,000, for a total of $2 million made to 203 credit ...

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Cybercriminals targeting accounting and tax professionals

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Early 20th-century bank robber Willie Sutton apocryphally said he robbed banks because that’s where the money was. Using that same logic, cybercriminals are bypassing individual companies, instead hacking accounting and tax professionals. “It is a big concern for us,” said ...

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Cities grapple with sales tax redistribution (access required)

This is the time of year when efforts like Small Business Saturday arise. Instead of buying items at the mall or online, people should shop at local small businesses, such promotions say, keeping the money – as well as sales ...

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