Straight to The Point: November 10, 2017

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Good morning, and to all the past and present members of our military: Thank you for your service. Most government and many non-government institutions are closed today in observance of Veterans Day. Here is the latest on this Friday morning:

star3 The NCUA board of directors has released the agenda for their upcoming board meeting, which will be held Thursday, Nov. 16 – The Point

star3 Credit unions in the Finger Lakes Chapter recently hosted an identity theft prevention and recovery workshop in Corning – The Point

star3 Young credit union professionals and volunteers can now apply to “crash” the 2018 CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference – Cooperative Trust

star3 The Senate Finance Committee unveiled its tax reform bill Thursday, and similar to the House bill, the credit union tax status is untouched – CUNA

star3 The Independent Community Bankers of America is urging bankers to submit to their local newspapers a boilerplate op-ed blasting the credit union tax status – CU Times

star3 A new study indicates that consumers are feeling good enough about their financial condition post-recession to spend more of their monthly income on luxury vehicles – CUToday

star3 California has begun exploring the creation of a state government-backed bank to service the marijuana industry, possibly setting an example for other states – PYMNTS

star3 Twitter has doubled its character limit to 280 – The Verge

star3 Federal holidays that fall on a Saturday can cause confusion for members and employees regarding timely payments – New York’s State of Mind

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