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Sales of new single-family houses fell in June to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 482,000 according to the U.S. Census Bureau and Department of Housing and Urban Development. The June rate is 6.8 percent below the revised May rate of 517,000, but 18.1 percent above the year-ago rate of 408,000. New home sales decreased


ABA today welcomed the Federal Reserve’s proposed rule counting certain municipal bonds as high-quality liquid assets under the Liquidity Coverage Ratio — a measure ABA has advocated for since the regulatory agencies first published the liquidity standards — but described it as a “modest step” that leaves the band of eligible HQLA too narrow.

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ABA President and CEO Frank Keating kept up the pressure on the National Credit Union Administration and the credit union industry with an op-ed today in The Hill noting that — in addition to being exempt from taxes — credit unions enjoy a “compliant federal regulator that often acts like a cheerleader for the industry it is supposed to be supervising.”

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