Straight to The Point: October 13, 2017

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Good morning, and happy Friday. There are no votes scheduled in the House today. The Senate is recessed for the week. Here’s what’s happening today:

star3 For those attending the New York Credit Union Association’s Oct. 17 rally at the state Capitol, there is one small but important update: The rally will now be held outside the Capitol at the western steps, overlooking West Capitol Park – The Point

star3 Registration is open for the 2018 CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference, which will be held Feb. 25 – March 1, in Washington, D.C. – NYCUA

star3 John Felton, manager/CEO of Southern Chautauqua FCU and a New York Credit Union Hall of Fame inductee, was named a Credit Union Rock Star by CUNA – CUNA

star3 Scams and fraudulent activities resulting from the Equifax are already starting, according to one credit union – CUToday

star3 Credit unions may be “sitting on a gold mine” of member insights and data, but research shows other industries know consumers better – CU Times

star3 Payday lenders are finding ways to work around Google’s advertising ban – American Banker

star3 Andrew Cuomo is raising the prospect of calling lawmakers to Albany for a special legislative session – Times Union

star3 Major companies are adjusting their marketing and advertising tactics as the nation’s racial makeup and demographics shift – New York Times

star3 The blog dives into the Federal Reserve’s approach to interest rate hikes, health care reform, the next banking crisis, the World Cup and the Yankees – New York’s State of Mind

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