Business: Deals & Developments

In The Northwest. Northwest Bancorporation has three livestock loan companies. Its great rival, First Bank Stock Corp., has none. Therefore it was not surprising news last week when First Bank Stock Corp. prepared to acquire a large livestock loaning agency. For between these two banking groups, each a classic example of group banking, there is hot, hearty competition. Each has the Twin Cities as headquarters; both were formed in 1929. Since the first of the year North-west Bancorporation has acquired eight new banks while First Bank Stock Corp. was getting six. Northwest...

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