More bad news on the economy, as the ranks of America's poor are on track to climb to levels not seen in nearly 40 years.
Despite a White House veto threat, the House on Thursday approved amending a 28-year-old rule requiring flexible spending account users to forfeit unused balances
Even a small fee on debit cards will lead consumers to abandon them in favor of other payment methods, including cash, checks and even credit cards, according to a recent survey.
AP survey shows consumers would abandon debit cards and turn to cash, check or credit if fees imposed.
A recent report suggests that branch visits may still be an underleveraged asset.
Marc Rapport, longtime technology correspondent for Credit Union Times, is now joining the staff full time as online editor.
Despite the back-office burden of handling thousands of pennies for a local charity drive, Terry Belcoe, president/CEO of the $137 million North Coast Credit Union in Bellingham, Wash., insists his CU is showing the way in demonstrating community commitment.
North Coast Credit Union is going to extra trouble this winter to support a "Mountains of Hope" penny drive, dumping thousands of coins into CU branches to support a needy charity.
Reps. Dan Burton and Mike Pence (both R-Ind.) have won re-election, while Democratic senate candidate Rep. Brad Ellsworth lost a race for an open Senate seat, the Associated Press projected.
Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal and West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin, both Democrats, are expected to win open Senate seats in their states, according to the Associated Press.