Straight to The Point: January 29

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Good morning and welcome back to another Monday. The House and Senate are in session today, as is the Legislature. Here’s what’s happening this morning:

star3 Nominations are now open for the Association’s 2018 Recognition Awards, which honor credit unions and individuals for their exceptional contributions to the credit union movement – NYCUA

star3 New York credit union advocates who are attending the 2018 CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference should complete and submit their Hill meeting request forms to help Association staff secure meeting times with federal lawmakers – NYCUA

star3 The Association’s Young Professionals Commission is conducting a brief online survey. The survey will be used to develop the Commission’s educational session for young professionals and volunteers at the 2018 Annual Meeting & Convention – The Point

star3 A federal district court in Virginia threw out a lawsuit brought against a credit union alleging website accessibility issues under the Americans with Disabilities Act – CUNA

star3 The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency says third-party servicers pose a risk to financial institutions, but NCUA does not have the authority to do much about it – CU Times

star3 Home prices climbed by 7 percent in 2017 over 2016, including a 6.8 percent increase during December – CUToday

star3 The chairmen of the Securities and Exchange Commission and Commodity Futures Trading Commission asked Congress for “direct oversight” of internet-based cryptocurrency trading platforms – The Hill

star3 The economy grew at an annual rate of 2.6 percent in the final quarter of 2017, finishing off the year on a firm footing – New York Times

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