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More than 7 million people worldwide joined credit unions in 2013, according to a new report from the World Council of Credit Unions in Madison, Wis . Nearly 208 million residents of planet Earth now belong, almost half in the United States. Read more at https://www.cutimes.com/2014/08/03/credit-... Learn more
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Rural electric cooperatives are leaders in renewable energy. The grand opening of Iowa’s largest solar farm will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 31. With the completion of this project, Farmers Electric Cooperative - one of the oldest cooperatives in the nation - is poised to be the country’s leading... Learn more
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Together, co-operative enterprises constitute a major part of the world’s economy. Latest academic research, undertaken for the annual World Co-operative Monitor , suggests that the largest 1,500 or so co-operative firms have a combined turnover of USD 2.5 trillion. As the International Co-... Learn more
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For the third consecutive year, Michigan credit unions are gearing up to show their support of local businesses through a national CU Lunch Local cash mob campaign. The effort will kick off Oct. 14 with credit union employees and members buying products and services at shops in their respective... Learn more
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Nearly 100 years after the U.S. Congress established Farm Credit www.farmcredit.com to serve as a reliable source of credit for the nation’s farmers and ranchers, the network of borrower-owned lending institutions and specialized service organizations remains a sound and vital resource for rural... Learn more
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Each year 285,000 people across the world die through financial difficulty, but co-operatives can help shift this with a focus on long-term investment to prevent economic shocks, which in turn will have a positive impact on people’s health. According to a recent study conducted by the World Health... Learn more
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Loan balances at credit unions are on pace to rise twice as fast as the average pace seen over the past two years. That’s according to CUNA Mutual Group’s July Credit Union Trends Report , which tracked data through May. What’s driving the surge in credit union lending? Steve Rick, the new chief... Learn more
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Here's another example of how credit unions show "concern for their communities"......1st Financial Federal Credit Union accepts invitation to become the financial partner with the City of St. Louis Treasurer’s Office and S.L.A.T.E. for the latter’s Summer Youth Employment and Financial Capability... Learn more
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The establishment of cooperatives prevent social exclusion and directly and indirectly economically empower one-billion people worldwide, South Africa's Small Business Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu said. The top 300 cooperative enterprises, operating in some of the most competitive industries,... Learn more
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Within the past decade, three forms of worker-owned and/or managed types of organizing work places are now functioning. Out of 5.7 million firms in the United States, the Census Bureau considers that fewer than 300 are worker-owned cooperatives, but they are growing. Read more about this great... Learn more
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