The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) announced last week that it is realigning its supervision of federally insured credit unions in nine states in an effort to "better balance workload, improve efficiency and reduce travel costs by more than $900,000 per year." NCUA said the decision is an effort to readjust the agency now that the economic downturn has ended, the economy is gaining strength and the credit union industry is "generally performing well." The realignment will take effect on January 1, 2014. For more, read the full press release.