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February 13, 2013
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  • Warren will speak out on CFPB today
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., is expected to participate in a news conference today to express support of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and rally against Republicans critical of the agency's structure and funding. She and other Democrats from the Senate banking committee reportedly will address efforts by Republicans who they claim are "circumventing the traditional democratic process and protecting unfair financial practices and products at the expense of taxpayers and consumers." MassLive.com (2/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Index: Optimism rose among small businesses in January
    Small-business optimism ticked up slightly in January, according to the National Federation of Independent Business. It was the second month of increase, after a plunge in November because of concerns about the "fiscal cliff." Still, the index shows that optimism remains below levels seen between October 2011 and October 2012. The Hill/On the Money blog (2/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • CFPB, Dodd-Frank are on Senate banking committee agenda
    Implementing the Dodd-Frank Act and monitoring the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau are top agenda items for the Senate banking committee, says Chairman Tim Johnson, D-S.D. In a memo outlining the coming year, Johnson also says the panel will "expeditiously" consider President Barack's Obama's nominations to key agencies. The Hill/On the Money blog (2/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  The Future of Money 
  • How mobile payments could bind together customers and merchants
    Aashir Shroff, vice president of mobile banking and payments at Wells Fargo, says he believes there is an opportunity for mobile payment applications to create a better relationship between customers and merchants, "so the payment just becomes the binding factor." The total market for mobile payments will reach $1 trillion annually by 2015, according to Yankee Group research. PCWorld (2/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • CBA's Banking on Youth Competition -- Call for Sponsors
      
    Now is your chance to join fellow bankers to support the 2013 Banking on Youth Competition. The program's inaugural year was a great success with 13 sponsoring banks and more than 170 entries from youth teams across 33 states. Sponsorship opportunities for 2013 are still available, ranging from $3,000 to $40,000. Visit our website and learn how you can support this growing competition and connect with America's young entrepreneurs to build sustainable ventures. Contact CBA for more information. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

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