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Summary of current bank rate news for December 27, 2010.
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North Valley Bank provides financial products and services to meet the needs of both consumers and businesses in Shasta and Trinity Counties. Its products include checking and savings accounts, loans, credit cards, internet banking and cash management services. In addition to these depository services, North Valley Bank engages in a full complement of lending activities
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The average yield on the short
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Labor Department release December 4th, 2008. Unemployment claims.
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The Seasonally Adjusted Figures for November 29, 2008:
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