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ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Do not expect an easy fix for the US economy–that is the bottom-line message in the economic outlook speech delivered by Mike Schenk, vice president of economics at CUNA, at the “Credit Union Reality Check” conference in Atlantic City, hosted by the New Jersey Credit Union League.

Talking to a room filled with credit union executives, Schenk stressed that the data is ample: the credit union model works, even in the troubled economy of the past few years. Schenk’s numbers showed that credit unions–by offering better-priced loans and services–saved their members some $6.6 billion in 2010, compared to banks. “Credit unions have delivered real value to their members.”

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