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Signature Move Takes Stock Public

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Banking & FinanceCover Story

Six months ago, White River Bancshares entered the realm of publicly traded companies with little fanfare. The corporate transition of the parent company of Fayetteville's Signature Bank of Arkansas coincided with the lender's most profitable year ever. read more >

Number of Community Banks Drops Sharply

Number of Community Banks Drops Sharply

Banking & Finance

The number of banks in the United States fell by almost 50% during the last 20 years, from about 10,700 in 1997 to about 5,600 in 2017, with the vast majority of the decline, 97%, accounted for by community banks. read more >

Powell Sends Further Signals of Future Rate Cuts

Powell Sends Further Signals of Future Rate Cuts

Banking & Finance

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell, testifying for a second day before Congress, said Thursday that the economy is in a "very good place" despite headwinds and that the Fed is prepared to do what it can to "keep it there." read more >