Straight to The Point: June 21, 2017


Good morning. It’s the final scheduled day of the state Legislative session. The Assembly, state Senate, House and U.S. Senate are all in session today. Here are this morning’s headlines:

star3 The New York Credit Union Foundation recently welcomed several new trustees to its board – The Point

star3 The Association is offering member credit unions access to two complimentary webinars as a benefit of membership, but registrations must be made by June 30 – NYCUA

star3 Reminder: Credit Union Magazine is now accepting nominations for its Credit Union Rock Stars award, which honor outstanding individuals in the credit union movement – CUNA

star3 Demand for immigrant-based programs and services will remain high, as new research suggests that one-fifth of the world’s immigrant population lives in the U.S. – CUToday

star3 Looking at how artificial intelligence is working for financial institutions in other parts of the world gives a sense of how the technology is likely to play out in the U.S. – American Banker

star3 Accenture and Microsoft are teaming up to build a digital ID network using blockchain technology, as part of a United Nations-supported project to provide legal identification to 1.1 billion people worldwide with no official documents – Reuters

star3 Despite record gains in recent months, Bitcoin is on the verge of losing its position as the dominant virtual currency – New York Times

star3 Nearly three-quarters of employers use social media to screen candidates before hiring, representing a significant increase from last year – CU Times

star3 With the legislative session scheduled to end sometime today, this is when some of the really important issues get voted on, amdeded or passed over until next year – New York’s State of Mind

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