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Shahien Nasiripour

Elizabeth Warren's Farewell Note: 'I Leave This Agency, But Not This Fight'

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 09.28.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Elizabeth Warren, rebuffed by the White House, today leaves the consumer agency she conceived of and created to return to academic life ...

Moody's: Consumer Protection Bureau Will Be Good For Banks

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 09.25.2011 | Business

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, a central component of the financial reform legislation passed last year, opened for business on July 21. It...

Borrower Nightmares: Soldiers battle car dealers over inflated prices, loan terms

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 09.24.2011 | Business
The Center for Public Integrity

By Michael Hudson, iWatch News 6:00 am, July 25, 2011Lori Mendoza saw an advertisement last year from South Colorado Springs Nissan, a dealership...

Friday Talking Points -- What Would Ronald Reagan Do?

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.21.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Since the Republican Party now worships at the altar of "Saint Ronald of Reagan," it's always fun to point out the hard, cold fact that Reagan would simply not be acceptable to the Republican Party as it stands today.

Is Enforcement Bad for Business, Mr. Banker? Boehner's Boys'll Fix That for Ya, Permanent-Like

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 09.21.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

H.R. 1315 passed yesterday on the one-year anniversary of Dodd/Frank's passage. It turns out that the House Republicans don't just have a droll sense of humor. They're sentimental, too.

Consumers and Lenders Both Better Off With Fully Functioning CFPB

Dory Rand | Posted 09.20.2011 | Business
Dory Rand

I tend to be a "glass half full" optimist, so I'm pretty happy about the launch of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The "half empty" part that tempers my celebration is the fact that the president delayed his nomination and passed over Elizabeth Warren.

Bungling the Bureau: The Consumer Financial Protection Mess Is Another Lost Opportunity

Adam Hanft | Posted 09.20.2011 | Politics
Adam Hanft

The Consumer Financial Protection Agency should have been a legacy of enduring value. Today should have been a day of celebration. Instead, the new bureau is just another contentious mess, another debacle that dispirits even the optimists.

Can the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Enable Open Government by Design?

Alexander Howard | Posted 09.20.2011 | Technology
Alexander Howard

2011-07-21-heatmap.jpg The consumer bureau, a federal agency launching today, is open to new ideas about how help borrowers make informed decisions.

Petraeus' Wife Talks About Her New Role At The CFPB

DailyFinance | Posted 09.20.2011 | Politics

Sometimes, catastrophes can lead to changes that better protect us -- and by "us," I mean the residents of Main Street -- average Americans whose voic...

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,...

Dodd-Frank's First Birthday: One Year Under Constant Assault

Ted Kaufman | Posted 09.20.2011 | Politics
Ted Kaufman

To say that the year-old Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act is under attack in Washington is like describing Little Big Horn as an engagement between the cavalry and the Indians.

Michael McAuliff

Dems Plan To Exploit GOP Bid To Gut CFPB

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.19.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Surprised Democrats think Republicans are giving them a gift for the first birth Thursday of the new consumer financial watchdog: a chan...

Borrower Nightmares: Small town teacher seeks help for big debt, ends up in bankruptcy

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 09.19.2011 | Business
The Center for Public Integrity

By Shirley Gao, iWatch News 6:00 am, July 20, 2011Retired schoolteacher Mary Linville looked around the dinner table and smiled. It was an evenin...

Jerks of the Knee

Paula Gordon | Posted 09.18.2011 | Politics
Paula Gordon

Reflexively blasting President Obama over his appointment of anyone* other than Elizabeth Warren to run the CFPB was a well-intentioned friend's reaction. It feels off the mark. Very far off, in fact.

Shahien Nasiripour

Republican Opposition To Elizabeth Warren Allows White House To Duck Uncomfortable Questions

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 09.17.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Thanks to united Republican opposition to Elizabeth Warren as the permanent head of the consumer protection agency she dreamed up and sh...

William Alden

Richard Cordray, A Financial Cop Known For Toughness

HuffingtonPost.com | William Alden | Posted 09.17.2011 | Business

In nominating Richard Cordray to lead the fledgling consumer protection agency, President Barack Obama has chosen a man with a reputation as a defende...

Republicans Vow To Block Obama's CFPB Nominee

Posted 09.17.2011 | Politics

By Jeff Mason WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama warned the financial industry Monday to stop fighting his administration's reforms to help cons...

Marcus Baram

EPA Drops Tough New Lead Paint Rule In Face Of Industry Opposition

HuffingtonPost.com | Marcus Baram | Posted 09.17.2011 | Healthy Living

If you're not a regular reader of Professional Door Dealer magazine, you may have been unaware of the lobbying battle over a proposal to toughen lead ...

Elizabeth Warren's Choice: Politics or Independence

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 09.17.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Whatever she chooses to do, Elizabeth Warren will be an asset to the financial reform movement. If she passes on the politician's life she'd be ideally suited to galvanizing it. If she runs and wins she'd be a great voice for reform in the Senate.

Michael McAuliff

Progressives Launch Petition To Draft Elizabeth Warren For Senate

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.17.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– If progressives can’t have Elizabeth Warren as the head of the federal government’s new consumer watchdog agency, they want her to...

Obama Picks Nominee To Lead Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Posted 09.16.2011 | Politics

This article has been updated to include statements from Elizabeth Warren and Timothy Geithner. President Barack Obama will nominate former Ohio At...

Barack Obama to Nominate Consumer Protection Bureau Chief Next Week

Wall Street Journal | Deborah Solomon | Posted 09.14.2011 | Business

The White House is expected to nominate a director to run the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau next week, according to people familiar with th...

Borrower Nightmares: $700 dormitory fee costs family its car

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 09.14.2011 | Business
The Center for Public Integrity

By Amy Biegelsen, iWatch News When Mildred Morris's son won a coveted spot at the New York drama and performing arts college that trained singe...

WATCH: Elizabeth Warren Testifies On Consumer Protection Bureau

Posted 09.13.2011 | Business

With the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau set to open in exactly one week, Harvard Law Professor and presidential advisor Elizabeth Warren is test...

Consumer Protection Agency Could Watch Over '100,000 Firms'

Posted 08.24.2011 | Business

That "little government agency," as it was described by its staunchest defender, Elizabeth Warren, could end up overseeing tens of thousands of firms ...