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Summer's End Signifies Start of Strategic Planning Season

Expect more membership and loan growth, and ‘fatter bottom-line results’ in 2015.
Two important developments from 2014 will affect CUs in 2015 and beyond.
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Members’ Balance Sheets on the Mend

Member financial concerns discovered in CUNA’s National Member & Nonmember Survey.
CUs play a key role in advising members on how to navigate their financial difficulties.
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The Fruits of Our Labor

Employment is about much more than money; it equates to lifestyle choices and opportunities.
Research indicates a return of worker confidence.
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Navigate Today’s Economy Safely

The CUNA Economics & Investments Conference provides a road map to success.
The CUNA Economics & Investments Conference provides insight from CUNA's top economists on how credit unions can best thrive in the current financial environment.
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Consumers' Attitudes Are Still 'Mixed'

Unemployment is down, but many workers are underemployed.
Unemployment is down, but many workers are underemployed.
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What’s the Future of Interest Rates?

Expect a gradual return to interest-rate normalization.
The first Fed funds rate increase should take place in the middle of 2015.
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Our Employment Situation: What Is America Singing?

The employment picture is improving overall, but it remains fuzzy for young workers.
‘Job prospects for young high school and college graduates remain dim.’
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Economic Tailwinds Create Smoother Sailing

Good economic news nationally bodes well for CUs.
CUNA economist predicts gradually rising short- and long-term interest rates.
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Economists See Reasons for Optimism

Economists recently updated their 2014 economic forecasts—and the news is good for CUs.
Bill Hampel, CUNA’s chief economist, discusses what’s behind the positive forecast.
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Economy Dodges Bullet but Deficits Loom

CUNA's chief economist gives his take on the budget standoff and the prospects for deficit reduction.
The federal government shutdown and budget debacle this fall led to a near miss for the U.S. and world economies.
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