After almost 10 years covering credit union news, sometimes itseems the same topics come up over and over. Not this week, as newindustry issues graced the front page of our paper.

For example, credit unions dodged a bullet Oct. 17 when theywoke up to news that Congress agreed on a plan to avoid a federaldebt default and end the government shutdown. As Credit UnionTimes reported on page 1 this week (DebtDeal Spares Credit Unions), had the default occurred, itcould have devalued the U.S. Treasury securities most consider tobe gold standard investments.

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