Orange County Business Journal

Murray Coleman is a Business Journal reporter covering finance, manufacturing, economics and other topics. He can be reached at coleman@ocbj.com.

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Profit Return

Two years of heavy losses at banks and thrifts seem to be coming to an end.

By Murray Coleman June 13, 2010 midnight share »
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Lenders More Than Doubled Local Small-Business Loans

The amount of loans made by the largest 20 Small Business Administration lenders in the county jumped to $155 million for the six months through March, according to this week’s Business Journal list. Includes the 2010 OC's SBA LENDERS for download (pdf)

By Murray Coleman May 16, 2010 midnight share »
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BofA, Merrill Integration Progresses; $25B Under Management

Bank of America is looking to largely wrap up its local integration of Merrill Lynch by August

By Murray Coleman May 16, 2010 midnight share »
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Lending Leap

Small-business loans jumped in the first quarter

By Murray Coleman May 16, 2010 midnight share »
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Small-Business Owners Find Different Ways to Grow in Recovering Economy

The Business Journal took a look at four such small-business owners and their efforts to build bigger customer bases as the county moves out of recession and into recovery.

By Murray Coleman May 16, 2010 midnight share »

Buyout Firm Wins Fremont General Out Of Bankruptcy

Distressed buyout firm Signature Group Holdings LLP has been chosen to revive fallen subprime mortgage lender Fremont General Corp.

By Murray Coleman May 12, 2010 8:04 a.m. share »
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Distinctive Designs

Handbag designer Harveys Industries is making some changes; Local purse maker Revamp Productions is venturing into clothes

By Murray Coleman, Sherri Cruz May 9, 2010 midnight share »
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Brea Church Lender Looking to Raise $100M

A company that specializes in mortgage loans to churches is trying to raise $100 million

By Murray Coleman May 9, 2010 midnight share »
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Applied Signal Expands Anaheim Hills Operation

Defense contractor Applied Signal has relocated its local operations within Anaheim

By Murray Coleman May 9, 2010 midnight share »
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Regrouping UBS Expands Locally, Plans to Add to Ranks of Advisers

The investment advisory arm of embattled UBS AG has gained business in OC and is looking for a bigger piece of the local market

By Murray Coleman May 2, 2010 midnight share »

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