Straight to The Point: June 21, 2017

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Good morning. It’s the final scheduled day of the state Legislative session. The Assembly, state Senate, House and U.S. Senate are all in session today. Here are this morning’s headlines:

star3 The New York Credit Union Foundation recently welcomed several new trustees to its board – The Point

star3 The Association is offering member credit unions access to two complimentary webinars as a benefit of membership, but registrations must be made by June 30 – NYCUA

star3 Reminder: Credit Union Magazine is now accepting nominations for its Credit Union Rock Stars award, which honor outstanding individuals in the credit union movement – CUNA

star3 Demand for immigrant-based programs and services will remain high, as new research suggests that one-fifth of the world’s immigrant population lives in the U.S. – CUToday

star3 Looking at how artificial intelligence is working for financial institutions in other parts of the world gives a sense of how the technology is likely to play out in the U.S. – American Banker

star3 Accenture and Microsoft are teaming up to build a digital ID network using blockchain technology, as part of a United Nations-supported project to provide legal identification to 1.1 billion people worldwide with no official documents – Reuters

star3 Despite record gains in recent months, Bitcoin is on the verge of losing its position as the dominant virtual currency – New York Times

star3 Nearly three-quarters of employers use social media to screen candidates before hiring, representing a significant increase from last year – CU Times

star3 With the legislative session scheduled to end sometime today, this is when some of the really important issues get voted on, amdeded or passed over until next year – New York’s State of Mind

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