Straight to The Point: August 16, 2018

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star3 The 2018 Tech Forward Conference will explore the newest and emerging technologies impacting New York’s credit unions. The conference will be held Oct. 11-12 at the Desmond Hotel in Albany, and registration is open – NYCUA

star3 The Southern Tier Chapter will host their annual CUPAC golf outing at the Links at Hiawatha Landing in Apalachin on Thursday, Aug. 23NYCUA

 star3 The Association and the American Institute for Economic Research will host a complimentary webinar today at 11 a.m. that will provide an overview of the current economic conditions in the U.S. and New York – NYCUA

star3 A study by two professors at Nova Southeastern University has found underserved households are less, not more, likely to use credit unions– CUToday

star3 Puerto Rico’s government has asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit contending it defrauded seven island-insured cooperativas – CU Times

star3 When ranking their interest in retirement education components, employee plan participants surveyed by CUNA Mutual Retirement Solutions indicated they were most interested in financial wellness topics and a desire to better understand the retirement planning tools and resources available to them – CUNA

star3 Productivity gains in the U.S. accelerated by more than expected to the fastest pace since 2015, while labor costs fell amid an economic-growth pickup supported by tax cuts and federal spending, a Labor Department report showed – Bloomberg

star3 A new survey released from TD Bank suggests that real-time payments technology is beginning to capture the attention of the corporate payments world – PYMNTS

star3 One of the issues that has been talked about around employment law the last few years is the extent to which businesses can be accused of violating the Federal Anti-Discrimination law by refusing to hire individuals with criminal convictions. This issue is even trickier for financial institutions, such as credit unions – New York’s State of Mind

 

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