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ARLINGTON, Va.—Total retail sales increased 0.7% in July, and while consumer growth continues to "buoy" the economy, other threats could have a negative impact, according to NAFCU Chief Economist and Vice President of Research Curt Long.

BANNOCKBURN, Ill.–Two Illinois credit unions have announced a merger. The $882-million Great Lakes Credit Union (GLCU) said it has absorbed via merger the $9.2-million North Side Community Federal Credit Union.

LONDON–While passwords can be changed following a breach, fingerprints cannot, which is why so many are concerned here over news that the fingerprints of more than one-million people were discovered on a publicly accessible database for a company used by the likes of the U.K. Metropolitan Police, defense contractors and banks.

MADISON, Wis.—A farmers’ cooperative in rural Kenya has commissioned a new crop irrigation system thanks to an agricultural lending product developed by World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU) and the Kenya Union of Savings and Credit Co-operatives Ltd. (KUSCCO).