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Navigating the Training Process
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April 11, 2012

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Navigating the Training Process

By Honey Shelton 

How did we ever get somewhere we had not been before without Google Earth or a GPS? Oh, I remember, we used a map - those impossible to refold paper maps that had a scale so you could take a ruler and mark up your route and measure your distance. ... When it comes to training, set your sights on your destination, map out the route and pay the toll. Clear a path for training to become a rock solid contributor to your culture, efficiencies and bottom line. Read more>>  
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The Federal Reserve Board has approved a final rule to simplify the administration of reserve requirements and reduce administrative and operational costs for depository institutions and Federal Reserve Banks. The rule does not affect the stance of monetary policy. Read more>>
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Consumer delinquencies fell in all 11 loan categories tracked by the American Bankers Association, which today released results from the fourth quarter 2011 Consumer Credit Delinquency Bulletin. The composite ratio, which tracks delinquencies in eight closed-end installment loan categories, fell 10 basis points to 2.49 percent of all accounts in the fourth quarter, the lowest it has been since 2008. Bank card delinquencies continued to improve, falling eight basis points to 3.17 percent of all accounts in the fourth quarter, the lowest since 2001. The ABA report defines a delinquency as a late payment that is 30 days or more overdue. Read more>>
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