Archive for February, 2011


CA Bank Highest 1-Year CD Rates

United Central Bank 1.51% Habib American Bank 1.50% California First National Bank 1.33% Bank of Internet USA 1.31% Pacific Mercantile Bank 1.31% American Plus Bank 1.26% Redding Bank of Commerce 1.26% OneWest Bank 1.25% Wilshire State Bank 1.10% Banco Popular 1.05% Beal Bank 1.01%

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Legendary Venture Capitalist, Bill Draper; Ken Fisher of Fisher Investments; and Leadership Expert, Jim Kouzes, Highligh

The Silicon Valley Chapter of the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI) will host its annual Spring Seminar on Friday, March 11, 2011 at the Hotel Valencia, 355 Santana Row, San Jose, California. With presentations from Bill Draper, legendary venture capitalist and author of the new book, The Startup Game; Ken Fisher, Founder and CEO of […]

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Penny Stock Millionaire – Is it Actually Possible?

Many have tried to make their fortunes through penny stocks, and most have gone home broke. One individual stands out with a track record that is amazing — Tim Sykes — and once you earn how he does it you’ll be laughing to the back yourself. Watch Tim’s Video Tim started trading penny stocks at […]

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Founding Father of the International Hedge Fund Industry Reveals Six Market Moves in 2011 that will make you RICH, or make you MISERABLE

According to John Thomas, the man who founded Wall Street’s original dedicated international hedge fund, six market moves are lining up that will make you RICH in 2011 if you catch them, or miserable if you don’t. Mr. Thomas recently published a free video presentation targeted toward Main Street investors where he reveals why we’re […]

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Twenty-Two California Bankers Certified Through Treasury Risk Training Program

Edcomm Banker’s Academy has recently certified 22 Treasury Department staff members from a California bank through its Treasury Risk training program. Upon competition of Focus on Treasury Risk, participants gained the knowledge, skills and certification needed to effectively manage treasury risk at their bank.

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“Geezer Bandit” Robs Yet Another California Bank

California banks, beware – the Geezer Bandit may strike you with geriatric contempt!

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California Bank of Commerce Adds Financing for Dental, Medical Practices

In order to expand their reach and depth, California Bank of Commerce has created a new group dedicated to Dental and Medical practice financing. The Bank hired Jamie Smith as Senior Vice President and Amy Maguddatu as Professional Services Officer to launch the Bank’s efforts to expand into the dental and medical financing arena, particularly those professionals seeking to acquire or expand their practice.

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Major California Bank Asked to Withdraw Sponsorship of 9/11 “Truther”

The University of Iowa, which receives $255 million a year from taxpayers, and Bank of the West, a major California bank, are being urged to withdraw sponsorship of a controversial speaker who was condemned last week by the United Nations and the Obama Administration for suggesting the 9/11 terrorist attacks were an “inside job” orchestrated by the U.S. government—a conspiracy theory he has promoted in numerous writings and interviews.

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Many Californians May Be Eligible for Beneficial Tax Credit

Sacramento State Controller John Chiang said today that many Californians may be eligible for the Federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), which can deliver an instant refund of more than $5,600 to low and moderate-income individuals and families. Free tax preparation sites are available to help people claim the credit by filing their tax returns to show eligibility.

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California Bank & Trust to Close Madera Branch

In an effort to cut costs, California Bank & Trust will close its Madera branch near the end of April. This news, while not great, is better than hearing that the FDIC closed it.

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