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* WASHINGTON (3/12/08)--The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. is scheduled to meet Friday to set premium rates for 2008 (American Banker March 11). The agency also could discuss a proposal on how rebates would be distributed back to the financial services industry if the Deposit Insurance Fund’s ratio rises above 1.35% ... * WASHINGTON (3/12/08)--The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.'s summary of deposits information is now available. The information includes deposit data from more than 89,000 agency-insured financial institutions ... * WASHINGTON (3/12/08)--The World Economic Forum Tuesday recognized Rodney E. Hood, National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) vice chairman, as a Young Global Leader 2008. The honor acknowledges the top 200-300 young leaders worldwide for their professional accomplishments, commitment to society and potential to contribute to the world’s future. This year’s leaders were chosen from a pool of 5,000 candidates. Hood was appointed by President George W. Bush to sit on the NCUA board and was elected vice chairman in 2005 ... * WASHINGTON (3/12/08)--Forty staff members and volunteers from 12 Missouri credit unions met with lawmakers during the Credit Union National Association’s Governmental Affairs Conference last week in Washington, D.C. (Legislative Updates March 7). Missouri credit union representatives met with House Minority Whip Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) before he addressed the conference March 5. They also hosted a breakfast that day and met with federal legislators in their Capitol Hill offices. From left are: Gary Mason, Postal Federal Community CU; Ralph Tate, Postal Federal Community CU; Rosie Holub, Missouri Credit Union Association CEO; Blunt; Bob Oldt, Howard House and Steve Pierson, all from Postal Federal Community CU. (Photo provided by the Missouri Credit Union Association) ...


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