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National Federation of CDCUs Offering Intensive Seminar for Credit Unions on Community Reinvestment

Federation Offering Intensive Seminar for Credit Unions on Community Reinvestment On December 3, 2009 the National Federation of Community Development Credit Unions (Federation) will hold an intensive seminar to explore topics that have been controversial in the credit union movement: Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) and National Credit Union [...]

Cut Wall Street Out! How States Can Finance Their Own Economic Recovery

Ellen Brown, October 31st, 2009 Pouring money into the private banking system has only fixed the economy for bankers and the wealthy; it has not done much to address either the fundamental problem of unemployment or the debt trap so many Americans find themselves in. Read more...

The Tuesday Barter Report – October 27 2009

Click here for the October 27, 2009, Tuesday Report, published by BarterNews magazine.

Federation Joins President Obama for Small-Business Announcement

(October 21, 2009 - Landover, MD) "We will make capital even more affordable to the community development financial institutions that focus on providing credit to America's small businesses in our hardest hit rural and underserved communities," declared President Barack Obama at the roll-out of a series of Obama Administration initiatives to spur [...]

Teanaway Solar Reserve: An Engine for Economic Growth and New Jobs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Results of Economic Study Released CLE ELUM, Wash., Oct. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- (WORLD-WIRE) The Teanaway Solar Reserve will inject $97.5 million into Kittitas County in the purchase of local goods and services during a three-year construction period according to projections from a newly completed economic impact study. [...]


Ellen Brown, October 14th, 2009 The credit crunch is getting worse on Main Street, despite a Wall Street bailout that is now in the trillions of dollars. The Federal Reserve’s charts show that “base money” is rapidly expanding – meaning coins, paper money, and commercial banks’ reserves with the central bank. But the money isn’t [...]

National Women’s Business Council October 2009

New NWBC-Funded Research Indicates True Economic Impact of Women-Owned Firms Women-owned businesses contribute nearly $3 trillion to our national economy and create or maintain 23 million jobs according to new research conducted by the Center for Women's Business Research and funded by the National Women's Business Council (NWBC) and Walmart. [...]

Equity Advancing Equity

A new report on how community foundations can use mission investing to advance racial and social equity agendas Download the Executive Summary (PDF).

ITUC OnLine – ITUC General Council Accepts Four New Affiliates, Focuses on Global Crisis, Climate Change and Preparations for 2010 Congress

Brussels, 14 October 2009 (ITUC OnLine): The ITUC has accepted four new member organisations into affiliation at its annual General Council meeting in Berlin on 6 – 8 October.  The new members, CCSC Cape Verde, NUNW Namibia, CDTN Niger and the FTUB Burma, which is forced to operate in part outside the country due to the repressive policies of [...]

RSF Monthly

Posted October 7, 2009 We are excited to announce new borrowers gDiapers and HAPPYBABY this month, and we also bring you some insights on interest rates from RSF co-founder, Siegfried Finser. "Some Reflections on Interest" by Siegfried Finser In my book, Money Can Heal, I mention discussions on the subject of “interest” by the early [...]

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