Straight to The Point: December 8

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Good morning and happy Friday. The House and Senate yesterday approved a two-week stopgap funding bill to avert a government shutdown. Here’s what’s happening today:

star3 NCUA has released its agenda for the agency’s upcoming board meeting, which includes a final rule on emergency mergers – The Point

star3 With another year of advocacy approaching, credit union leaders are encouraged to update their credit union’s information using Project Zip Code 14.0, a secure program that counts credit union members and matches them by state legislative district, congressional district and county – CUNA

star3 Love My Credit Union Rewards is once again offering partner credit unions the opportunity to provide discounts on Intuit tax products this year. Through the program, credit unions can offer members up to $15 in savings on federal tax products from TurboTax – Love My CU Rewards

star3 The CFPB violated federal law when it issued indirect auto sales guidance in 2013 without allowing public comment before releasing the controversial plan, according to the Government Accountability Office – CU Times

star3 First-time buyer volume was up 3 percent in August 2017 when compared with data from August 2016 – CUToday

star3 House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling shifted tactics on housing finance reform acknowledging that a bill he’s pushed for years to eliminate the government’s role in the mortgage market lacks the support to become law – CU Journal

star3 Traditional accounting and auditing software solutions aren’t compatible with blockchain, rendering them unable to access, manage and analyze financial data stored on distributed ledgers – PYMNTS

star3 U.S. businesses added a robust 190,000 jobs in November – The Hill

star3 Acting CFPB Director Mick Mulvaney is already decisively changing the bureau’s powers to take action against Unfair, Deceptive or Abusive Acts and Practices – New York’s State of Mind

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