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Including Monroe, West Monroe, Ruston, El Dorado, Bastrop, Farmerville, Jena, Rayville, Winnsboro, Crossett, and 47 other towns.

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Monroe is a city of about 50,000 people in northern Louisiana, making it the eighth-largest city in the state. The wider Monroe area has about 200,000 people and includes the cities of West Monroe, Ruston, El Dorado, Bastrop, Farmerville, Jena, Oak Grove, Rayville, and Winnsboro. The city is largely known as a center of higher education, with three major universities in the area.

When it comes to banking, Monroe punches far above its weight. There are more than 35 banks and 15 credit unions with headquarters in the Monroe area. Notable institutions with headquarters in the region include Origin Bank, First Financial Bank, Ouachita Independent Bank, Progressive Bank, and Concordia Bank & Trust Company. The oldest institution with its headquarters in the region that is still operating today is Bank of Winnfield & Trust Company, which was established in 1901. Including other institutions operating in the area, there are more than 55 banks and 20 credit unions with a total of approximately 240 branches.

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Capital One 360 Increases CD Rates For Terms Of 24 To 60 Months
The new CD rates are still a little low compared to the top CD rates for the corresponding terms. Nevertheless, it’s nice to see rate increases. Below is the list
360 Money Market: Up To 1% APY
Looks to be a new Capital One 360 offering. Interest is tiered.  $0 - $9,999.99: 0.60% $10,000.00 or more: 1.00% I'm just seeing it on the 360 website (not yet on DA). 
12 Month CD 1.30%
Online Certificate of Deposit (CDs) | Capital One 360® The rate was raised today.
Essential Savings - Introductory Rate Increase
The 6-month introductory rate up from 1.10% to 1.25%...
Earn Up To A $500 Bonus At Capital One 360 - Extended To 9/30/2015
Ken blogged about this offer (previously set to expire 7/31/2015) on June 1, 2015 here:https//www.depositaccounts.com/bl...al-360.htm Now extended to 9/30/2015 -- signup link: Savings Account Bonus | Capital One 360®