Aequitas investors celebrate ‘major victory’ as judge declines to dismiss lawsuit against Tonkon, Deloitte, others

Aequitas investors celebrate ‘major victory’ as judge declines to dismiss lawsuit against Tonkon, Deloitte, others

Law, accounting and brokerage firms that worked for Aequitas Capital Management have come up short in an effort to get a giant lawsuit dismissed. “This is a major victory and an important step toward obtaining compensation for the Aequitas investors,” said Keith Ketterling, a Stoll Berne managing shareholder, in an email statement. Ketterling and Stoll Berne represent investors in what could become a $400 million lawsuit against Deloitte & Touche, EisnerAmper, Sidley Austin, Tonkon Torp., TD Ameritrade…

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More Boeing KC-46 Pegasus tanker delays are possible, GAO warns

More Boeing KC-46 Pegasus tanker delays are possible, GAO warns

The U.S. Government Accountability Office on Friday warned that Boeing’s militarized 767 aerial refueling jet, the KC-46A Pegasus tanker, could face additional delivery delays. With first delivery already pushed back by more than a year, the GAO’s latest report on the tanker says that the delivery schedule could slip again due to potential delays in completing tests on the new aircraft. The GAO report questions whether Boeing (NYSE: BA) will be able to meet an October 2018 target date for having…

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More Boeing KC-46 Pegasus tanker delays are possible, GAO warns

TechFestNW ’17: How to pitch an investor with Maveron’s Anarghya Vardhana

TechFestNW ’17: How to pitch an investor with Maveron’s Anarghya Vardhana

A successful investor pitch relies on research and storytelling. Research by an entrepreneur to find the investment firm that matches your business and storytelling can get that investor on board. So said Anarghya Vardhana, a partner at Seattle-based Maveron who detailed the best ways to pitch new investors. Vardhana, whose firm focuses on consumer tech brands, spoke during the second day of TechFestNW, a technology conference taking place in downtown Portland. The two-day event featured speakers,…

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TechFestNW ’17: Wyden vows to fight growing government surveillance

TechFestNW ’17: Wyden vows to fight growing government surveillance

Sen. Ron Wyden kicked off day two of TechFestNW with a clear message: “My bedrock philosophy is you cannot ever let a politician tell you that liberty and security are mutually exclusive.” The senior Oregon Democrat spoke before hundreds of people at the two-day technology conference about personal liberty and security in the current political climate. He offered five ways attendees can make their voices heard and detailed two pressing issues that he’ll push regarding government searches. Wyden…

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Four electric vehicle-friendly bills advance, but two face funding test

Four electric vehicle-friendly bills advance, but two face funding test

Four electric vehicle-friendly bills advanced in the Oregon Legislature this week, but for two of them, at least, the road ahead could be difficult. That’s because they’re incentives — one for the buyers of EVs, the other for the people who sell them. Incentives cost money, and the state is facing a $1.6 billion budget shortfall. In a hearing on the bills last month, Rep. Ken Helm, chair of the House Committee on Energy and Environment, encouraged his colleagues to pass the bills out of committee…

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