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July 24, 2014

Suspected Goodwill breach, mobile threat keeps members on toes

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Goodwill Industries International apparently is the latest retailer to have fallen victim to a data breach, and with this news, it's likely no surprise that a third of global consumers don't trust retailers to protect their personal and financial data. ReadMore

USDA recognizes Royal CU's $5M rural mortgage lending effort

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Royal CU, Eau Claire, Wis., with $1.4 billion in assets, is the recipient of the 2013 Platinum Million Dollar Lender Award by U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development State Director Stan Gruszynski. ReadMore

Small businesses get networking night with US FCU

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To gain the trust of the business communities they seek to serve, credit unions must build true partnerships with potential members. US FCU, Burnsville, Minn., with $970 million in assets, will take a big step toward doing that when it hosts a business open house and social media seminar Aug. 12. ReadMore

Newspaper's shreditorial lauds CU's no-greed, good deed

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Shred events--during which local businesses volunteer to run confidential documents through a shredder for the general public--don't capture many headlines. But the Plattsburgh, N.Y., Press-Republican dedicated resources and editorial space in its July 22 edition to emphasize the "good deed" Dannemora FCU offered its local community in sponsoring its seventh annual Shred Fest. ReadMore

Nearly 50 kids become mini-billionaires at Fla. CU

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It's summer camp for kids, with a twist. Is there capture the flag? Yes, but a captured flag improves your credit. Are there egg-carrying relay races? Of course, but the faster you run, the faster you invest in the stock market, which can be a risky play. ReadMore

Make reservations now for CU Lunch Local on Oct. 14

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For the third year, CU Lunch Local aims to put thousands of dollars back into the pockets of Main Street businesses with its nationwide cash mob program that also promotes the credit union difference. ReadMore

CUNA's certified fin. counselors now number 2,175

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With nine recent program completions, CUNA now counts 2,175 credit union professionals as certified credit union financial counselors. ReadMore

CU System briefs (07/24/2014)

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ALBANY, N.Y. (7 24 14) New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo Tuesday signed into law a five year extension of the state's wild card law that provides state chartered credit unions,

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