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April 27, 2015

Class is in session for Fin. Lit. Day on Capitol Hill

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National Financial Literacy Month was in full swing at the nation's capital Friday, as the Capitol morphed into a giant classroom for Financial Literacy Day on Capitol Hill, organized by the Jump$tart Coalition, Junior Achievement USA and the Council for Economic Education. ReadMore

DDoS attacks shorter, intense, more expensive: VeriSign

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Distributed denial of service attacks can, at best, be an annoyance for a business or organization trying to run a website. At worst, they can expose weaknesses that cybercriminals can exploit. ReadMore

Purposeful culture fosters 'best' companies: CUNA HR/TD Council

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Creating a "best" organization requires a culture of purpose with heart and soul, said Jackie Freiberg at the opening keynote address of the CUNA HR/TD Council Conference in Hollywood, Calif., last week. ReadMore

At state GAC, Mich. CUs promote political activism

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"We're all in this together" could have been the theme of last week's Michigan Credit Union League's Governmental Affairs Conference. Credit unions must engage both employees and members to share their advocacy message, panelists and speakers told attendees. ReadMore

NYCUA's Lanotte testifies on predatory lending before Senate Banks Committee

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New York credit unions provide a more consumer-friendly lending alternative to the practices of predatory lenders, a New York Credit Union Association representative said in testimony last week before a state Senate Banks Committee hearing on predatory lending practices within the sub-prime auto and title loan industry. ReadMore

Maine league presents foreclosure clarification testimony

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The Maine Credit Union League proposed an amendment to expedite foreclosures last week on a bill being considered by the state legislature's Judiciary Committee. ReadMore

CUNA Councils unveils new website, resources

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CUNA Councils today launched its enhanced and upgraded website with more user-friendly features, streamlined content and a more accessible format. ReadMore

Peach State FCU CEO donates $100K for college scholarships

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Marshall Boutwell, president/CEO of Peach State FCU, Lawrenceville, Ga., and his wife Lee recently made a $100,000 personal donation to Georgia Gwinnett College to establish an endowment scholarship fund. ReadMore

CU System briefs (4/27/15)

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BURLINGTON, Vt. (4 27 15) Vermont FCU was one of 92 Vermont employers recognized recently by Gov. Peter Shumlin for worksite wellness . The Burlington, Vt. based credit union received a Governor's Excellence in Worksite Wellness Award for traditional health


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