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Governor Mike Pence has declared Oct. 12-18, 2014 Cooperative Week with support of cooperative organizations across the state. Co-ops come in all shapes and sizes from agriculture, to housing, to food, to energy. Many well known companies such as REI, credit unions, Cabot, Do It Best, Ace Hardware... Learn more
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Make plans now to attend the 2014 Crossroads Cooperative Summit on Nov. 7. The event will be held at the Indiana Farm Bureau building in Indianapolis. See details at www.crossroadssummit.coop . Learn more
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The makeshift tent camp in Israel’s metropolitan core in 2011 inspired protests around the country and demonstrations increased by the tens of thousands as the younger generation became fed up with ballooning living costs, limited workers’ rights, and a growing divide between rich and poor. A... Learn more
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Before Zaida Ramos joined Cooperative Home Care Associates, she was raising her daughter on public assistance, shuttling between dead-end office jobs, and not making ends meet. “I earned in a week what my family spent in a day,” she recalled. After 17 years as a home health aide at Cooperative Home... Learn more
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Youth involvement is a priority for many co-operatives around the world, and to reflect this, the International Summit of Cooperatives is running a Young Leaders Program. The project is open to co-operative leaders of 35 and under who wish to participate in the summit, held in Quebec on 6-9 October... 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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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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On Thursday, June 26th the New York City Council will vote to approve the city's annual budget, which contains a $1.2 million initiative to fund the development of worker cooperatives. This investment – the largest to date by a city government – represents an endorsement of worker cooperatives as a... Learn more
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