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Economic Summit in Oakland Friday Features Top Business & Gov’t Leaders, Local Youth

Contact: Bruce Mirken, Greenlining Institute Media Relations Director, 510-926-4022; 415-846-7758 (cell) OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA – The Greenlining Institute’s annual Economic Summit shifts to Oakland this year as the organization prepares to move to a new downtown Oakland headquarters in 2015. Federal Consumer Financial Protection…
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New Small Business Administration Chief Urged to Hit the Ground Running

Contact: Bruce Mirken, Greenlining Institute Media Relations Director, 510-926-4022; 415-846-7758 (cell) WASHINGTON – Newly-confirmed Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet must move swiftly to create a new plan that will enable small businesses to thrive and grow in this new economy, The…
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California Utility Customers Start Receiving “Climate Credit” in April

Contact: Bruce Mirken, Greenlining Institute Media Relations Director, 510-926-4022; 415-846-7758 (cell) SAN FRANCISCO – In a few days, customers of Pacific Gas and Electric, Southern California Edison, and San Diego Gas and Electric will receive the first “Climate Credit” on their electricity bills. Consumer and…
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Federal Consumer Finance Watchdog Richard Cordray Headlines Economic Summit in Oakland Apr. 4

Contact: Bruce Mirken, Greenlining Institute Media Relations Director, 510-926-4022; 415-846-7758 (cell) OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA – Federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray and Pacific Gas and Electric President and CEO Anthony F. Earley, Jr. will keynote The Greenlining Institute’s annual Economic Summit April 4.…
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California Banks Buy Little from Minority-Owned Businesses, New Study Finds

Contact: Bruce Mirken, Greenlining Institute Media Relations Director, 510-926-4022; 415-846-7758 (cell) SAN FRANCISCO – California’s largest banks buy few goods and services from minority-owned businesses, reports a new study from The Greenlining Institute, released this morning in San Francisco. In a state where…
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Banks and Minority-Owned Businesses: New Report to Be Released at 2/24 Event in S.F.

Contact: Bruce Mirken, Greenlining Institute Media Relations Director, 510-926-4022; 415-846-7758 (cell) SAN FRANCISCO – The Greenlining Institute will release its first annual report on how California’s major banks contract with minority business enterprises at a special event in San Francisco Feb. 24. The presentation…
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Save the Date: CFPB Chief Richard Cordray, PG&E CEO Anthony F. Earley, Jr. to Keynote Greenlining Institute Economic Summit in Oakland Apr. 4

Contact: Bruce Mirken, Greenlining Institute Media Relations Director, 510-926-4022; 415-846-7758 (cell) OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA – Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray and Pacific Gas and Electric President and CEO Anthony F. Earley, Jr. will keynote The Greenlining Institute’s annual Economic Summit April 4. The unique…
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Greenlining Urges Bank Regulators to Bolster Draft Diversity Standards

Contact: Bruce Mirken, Greenlining Institute Media Relations Director, 510-926-4022; 415-846-7758 (cell) WASHINGTON – In comments filed late yesterday with federal financial regulators, The Greenlining Institute urges a number of changes designed to strengthen and clarify proposed joint standards for assessing the diversity practices of over…
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