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Citi exec works to improve small business status

When small business owners hear the name Citigroup, they’re more likely to think of a bank that caters to big corporate and international clients, not one that will serve their needs. Jerome Byers, head of Citi’s small business banking operations ...

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New home lending rules give break to building, renovation (access required)

Federal regulators peeling through the many layers of new mortgage rules intended to curb risky lending that led to the most recent financial crisis have carved out a number of exceptions for lenders. They include one that banks say will ...

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HealthFundr looks to add crowd investors to health care entrepreneurs (access required)

New Boise-based startup company HealthFundr is looking to increase the number of people able to invest in new health care companies. HealthFundr launched its investing platform earlier this year. It lets investors review and invest in a small, vetted list ...

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Late-payment rate on mortgages fell in 2Q

Homeowners are doing a better job of making timely mortgage payments, a trend that brought down the national late-payment rate on home loans in the second quarter to the lowest level in five years. The percentage of mortgage holders at ...

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New ‘deal flow report’ will track business deals (access required)

The Idaho Technology Council is looking to track and report new deals, investments, mergers and other financing in Idaho, in hopes that such data could encourage more investment in the state.

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Department of Finance seeing more people doing business in Idaho (access required)

More people  and companies want to work in the financial services industry in Idaho, according to licensing and filing data from the Idaho Department of Finance. Over the past 12 months, the department saw a 3 percent increase in business ...

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