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October 2, 2014

NEW: CUNA issues 'Stop the Data Breaches' action alert, resources

CUNA has launched a national action alert on data breaches, as well as an extensive toolkit of credit union resources. ReadMore

CUNA investigates CU costs of Home Depot breach

Washington
In an effort to assess the damages, costs and all potential consequences of the recent Home Depot data breach, CUNA is conducting a survey on the impact of the breach on credit unions. ReadMore

Nussle takes CUNA helm is No. 1 story of Sept. Top 10

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An article on the hiring of Jim Nussle, a former eight-term congressman and director of the White House Office of Management and Budget for President George W. Bush, as the new president/CEO of CUNA was the most-read News Now story in September. ReadMore

ICU Day sparks month-long celebration of the CU difference

CU System
With the official International Credit Union Day two weeks away, credit unions and state leagues are gearing up to demonstrate the credit union difference throughout October. ReadMore

NCUA highlights resources during Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Washington
October marks the beginning of the 11th annual Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and the National Credit Union Administration is using the occasion to urge credit unions to be proactive in protecting themselves and their members from data theft. ReadMore

Defense CU Council salutes top military CUs

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The Defense Credit Union Council bestowed its Distinguished Service awards to five credit unions from each department of the U.S. military last month during the council's 51st annual conference. ReadMore

Social media presence supports CUs' credibility, says CUNA expert

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Participating in social media helps organizations establish credibility and authenticity with their audience, Amaia Stecker, senior social media and digital media manager for CUNA, told a group of seminar participants hosted by the Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island credit union leagues. ReadMore

Good news for economy can mean challenges for rate risk: NCUA

Washington
A solid second quarter for the U.S. economy has been good news for credit unions, but a change in interest rates could prove challenging, said National Credit Union Administration Chief Economist John Worth in the agency's latest economic update video. ReadMore

SBA continues fee waiver on small-dollar loans, expands relief for vets

Washington
Fee relief for Small Business Administration 7(a) guaranteed loans will be extended through fiscal year 2015, the agency announced Wednesday. ReadMore
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