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Brian Moynihan Should Cut Ties With Payday Lenders

George Goehl | Posted 02.07.2012 | Business
George Goehl

If any bank represents the need to have a regulator in place that protects people on consumer financial issues, it's Bank of America. America's bank has become a symbol for all that is wrong with the financial sector.

Don't Filibuster Cordray

Sen. Kay R. Hagan | Posted 02.07.2012 | Politics
Sen. Kay R. Hagan

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau was created to protect consumers. But Republicans are planning to filibuster the confirmation of Richard Cordray as the director of the CFPB, effectively neutralizing the bureau's power to protect consumers.

Majority Of Americans Support Strong Consumer Protection Agency: Poll

The Huffington Post | James Sunshine | Posted 09.20.2011 | Business

As of Thursday, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is open for business. And many Americans have already expressed their support. The agency,...

A Big Week for the New Consumer Agency

Sen. Elizabeth Warren | Posted 09.17.2011 | Business
Sen. Elizabeth Warren

This week is the culmination of two years of hard battles. The President put the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in his first outline of financial regulatory reform, and he never wavered in his support for it. As a result, the agency has stepped out in the right direction.

Republicans Do Not Have the Power to Block an Elizabeth Warren Recess Appointment

David Arkush | Posted 08.21.2011 | Politics
David Arkush

If you're following the story of whether President Obama will nominate Elizabeth Warren to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, you've probably heard that Republicans found a way to block even a recess appointment. It turns out that's mistaken.

Elizabeth Warren's Defenders On Facebook

The New Republic | Tiffany Stanley | Posted 07.31.2011 | Business

On Tuesday, Representative Patrick McHenry called Elizabeth Warren a liar. Twice. As Obama’s advisor for the new Consumer Financial Protection Burea...

Shahien Nasiripour

Holly Petraeus To Be Elizabeth Warren's Pick For Top Post In New Consumer Protection Agency (EXCLUSIVE) | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Elizabeth Warren, the Obama administration appointee now establishing a consumer financial protection agency, plans to name the wife of General David ...

Shahien Nasiripour

Warren Helped Shoot Down Bill That Would Have Sped Foreclosures, Calendar Shows | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Elizabeth Warren was the first senior Obama administration official to recognize the potentially incendiary impact of a bill that would have made it s...

Elizabeth Warren On Wall Street Lobbyists: 'They Lost'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Elizabeth Warren has some words for those who might stand in the way of her crusade for the middle class. "They lost." Warren's official title is a ...

Shahien Nasiripour

WATCH: Elizabeth Warren Decries Fine Print In Contracts As 'Shrubbery To Hide Muggers' | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

White House adviser Elizabeth Warren wants to make it easier for consumers to understand loan products by reducing the amount of "useless" information...

Shahien Nasiripour

Elizabeth Warren Extends Olive Branch, Borrows Idea From Lenders In First Major Speech | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In her first major speech as a member of the Obama administration, middle-class advocate Elizabeth Warren reached out to the heads of the nation's big...

William Alden

Americans' Net Worth PLUNGES, Erasing This Year's Gains | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Americans' net worth plunged in the second quarter of this year, new data from the Federal Reserve show, erasing the gains of the previous two quarter...

Shahien Nasiripour

Elizabeth Warren To Lead Search For New Consumer Chief, Could 'Pull A Dick Cheney' | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In addition to being charged with forming the newly-created agency dedicated to protecting consumers from abusive financial products, Elizabeth Warren...

SEIU Helps Bank Workers Become Whistleblowers

Mike Elk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mike Elk

One of the best kept secrets of the financial reform bill is tough whistleblower laws to protect bank workers who expose shady lending, credit card and fee practices. But do U.S. bank workers know about the new protections?

Elizabeth Warren To Speak At Financial Insiders' Dinner

Huffington Post | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Elizabeth Warren, chair of the Congressional Oversight Panel, a federal bailout watchdog, and a likely nominee to head the new Consumer Financial Prot...

Obama, Elizabeth Warren, Meet Amid Speculation She Could Be Picked To Head Consumer Protection Agency

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Elizabeth Warren, a popular but polarizing consumer advocate, met with President Barack Obama at the White House Tuesday, adding to...

Shahien Nasiripour

Dodd Questions Elizabeth Warren's Management Experience -- A Concern He's Never Raised Before | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

*This article was updated at 4:15 p.m. ET to reflect a clarification. In questioning Elizabeth Warren's candidacy to lead a new Consumer Financial Pr...

Obama's G20 Financial Reform Letter Shows Empty Rhetoric: Financial Reform Has Failed | Simon Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The House-Senate reconciliation process is still underway and some details will still change. But the broad contours of "financial reform" are already...

Fiscal Times Questions Elizabeth Warren's Candidacy

Huffington Post | Sara Yin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The Fiscal Times, an online newspaper funded by Blackstone co-founder and former Council of Foreign Relations chair Peter Peterson, has published two ...

You Too Can Lose a Million-Dollar Home

Janis Bowdler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Janis Bowdler

Below is the final installment of a five-part series, Too Little to Save, in which the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) highlights a family and describes their struggles with foreclosure.

Shahien Nasiripour

Chris Dodd, Top Democrat, Fights Against Elizabeth Warren | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

This story was updated at 4:23 p.m., 5:15 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. ET. Despite the outpouring of support for bailout watchdog Elizabeth Warren's candidac...

Shahien Nasiripour

Divisions Emerge Among Republicans Over Elizabeth Warren | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

This story was updated at 11:45 p.m. ET to include mention of a Boston Globe op-ed. A growing divide has emerged among Republicans over the possible ...

Shahien Nasiripour

NOW Questions Obama's Reluctance To Nominate Elizabeth Warren, Asks Whether Sexism At Play | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The National Organization for Women is asking whether President Barack Obama's apparent reluctance to nominate Elizabeth Warren to head a new consumer...

Ryan Grim

Gibbs: Elizabeth Warren Is A 'Terrific Candidate' | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Elizabeth Warren is a "terrific candidate" to lead the newly created Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and is "very confirmable" for the job, White...

Shahien Nasiripour

Barney Frank: Elizabeth Warren Should Head CFPB, By Recess Appointment If Necessary | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

If President Obama fears Elizabeth Warren won't be confirmed by the Senate to head the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, he should just appoin...