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Monsant-Oh No!

Alex Palombo | Posted 05.28.2013 | Politics
Alex Palombo

The Monsanto Protection Act is a continuation on the trend of corporations getting away with shafting their customers out of millions, leaving consumers worse for the wear and letting corporations off scot-free.

Eleazar David Melendez

Consumer Protection Agency Will Regulate Student Loan Debt Collectors

HuffingtonPost.com | Eleazar David Melendez | Posted 03.14.2013 | Business

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Thursday announced new rules aimed at cracking down on alleged abuses by companies that collect debts for ...

Mark Gongloff

Elizabeth Warren Blasts Senate Republicans For Holding Up CFPB Nomination

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Gongloff | Posted 03.13.2013 | Business

Elizabeth Warren may be glad she didn't end up running the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, because in her consolation job as a U.S. senator, she...

5 Reasons Why Republicans Should Confirm Richard Cordray as CFPB Director

Bill Bartmann | Posted 05.11.2013 | Politics
Bill Bartmann

Tomorrow the Senate Banking Committee will hold hearings on the appointment of Richard Cordray as Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Federal Agency Zeroes In On Private Student Loan Crisis

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 02.25.2013 | Business

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced Thursday that it is taking another dive into the student debt crisis. The agency will focus on refi...

Zach Carter

Republicans Offer Wall Street Reform Deal

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After more than four years of blanket opposition to Wall Street reform, House Republicans are finally offering Democrats a deal. But the...

Qualified Mortgages From the CFPB: Buyer Beware!

D. Sidney Potter | Posted 02.04.2013 | Business
D. Sidney Potter

Misrepresenting oneself to oneself has to be the lowest form of self-flattery. Not only does it breach the mother of all truism -- "know thyself" (wri...

GOP Senators Vow To Block Another Obama Nominee

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 04.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Renewing a 3-year-old fight over bank oversight, Senate Republicans said Friday they will oppose President Barack Obama's nominee t...

Michael McAuliff

Republicans Try To Defund CFPB, Labor Board Actions

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 02.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican senators are moving to target the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau as well as the National Labor Relations Board in the w...

Federal Agency Investigating College Campus Banking Services

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 02.19.2013 | Business

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced Thursday it is opening an investigation into whether students are actually benefiting from banking ...

Consumers Need Cordray Confirmed

Bill Bartmann | Posted 04.02.2013 | Politics
Bill Bartmann

The CFPB, charged by law to protect consumers, has an equally important role to protect honest businesses. Mr. Cordray has repeatedly emphasized the value honest businesses accrue when dishonest businesses are driven out of the marketplace. He has made good on his promise.

Should Obama Pull a 'W' on the Obstructionist Assault?

Adam Levin | Posted 03.30.2013 | Politics
Adam Levin

I hate to say it, because I wasn't a fan, but this never would have happened under George W. Bush. There was a president who got what he wanted.

Who's Behind the Latest Bank Giveaway?

Adam Levin | Posted 03.26.2013 | Business
Adam Levin

After raising hopes that some defrauded homeowners may finally see justice, the agency's bungled investigation and rushed settlement only managed to twist the knife deeper. Simply put, it's a travesty and still, no one goes to jail.

Zach Carter

New Senator Takes Cue From Elizabeth Warren

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Freshman Sen. Angus King (I-Maine) joined Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) this week in the fight to rein in the financial establishment....

2013 -- The Year of the Consumer

Bill Bartmann | Posted 03.02.2013 | Business
Bill Bartmann

There is a new sheriff in town and he carries a big stick. The sheriff's name is Richard Cordray, Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and he is going to shake things up.

How to Solve Personal Finance's Stay-at-Home Spouse Problem

Odysseas Papadimitriou | Posted 02.20.2013 | Business
Odysseas Papadimitriou

There are more than 16 million stay-at-home spouses in the United States, and they're currently in an unenviable position.

The Dodd-Frank Act Paved the Way for Effective Gun Laws

Adam Levin | Posted 02.18.2013 | Politics
Adam Levin

When it comes to firearms, the promise is total power, and it is no illusion. The problem is that they give that power indiscriminately to anyone who holds them. It is more power than anyone should have.

Why Your Credit Score May Be Wrong

The Huffington Post | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 12.14.2012 | Money

If you have evidence proving there's a mistake on your credit report, good luck getting someone to see it. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau...

This Woman Couldn't Believe What She Found On Her Credit Report

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.12.2012 | Money

One woman’s horror story is enough to make you check your credit report as often as you check your email. Heather Rose, a mother of three who liv...

President Elizabeth Warren

Stephan Richter | Posted 02.10.2013 | Politics
Stephan Richter

2016 will be the year of the woman in U.S. presidential politics. By electing a woman as president in 2016, the United States can finally leave the era of male-dominated politics at the top to Russia and China. Next, imagine that woman is Elizabeth Warren.

Changes to CFPB Guidelines on Remittances Keep Responsible Providers in the Game

Janis Bowdler | Posted 01.30.2013 | Business
Janis Bowdler

One of the first moves by the newly minted Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) was to issue a rule implementing new protections for money sent to loved ones abroad, known as remittances.

Deceptive Mortgage Ads Lead To FTC Warning

AP | Posted 01.19.2013 | Money

NEW YORK (AP) — The Federal Trade Commission said Monday that it sent letters to 20 mortgage advertisers, warning them that their advertisements may...

The Three Things the CFPB Must Do

Ben Mangan | Posted 01.19.2013 | Business
Ben Mangan

The CFPB, conceived by now Senator-elect Elizabeth Warren, is a very rare animal -- a bona fide start-up within the Federal Government. Don't snicker.

FEMA, Dodd-Frank and the CFPB: It's All the Same to Mitt Romney

Adam Levin | Posted 10.31.2012 | Business
Adam Levin

On both the financial catastrophe and the storm, Governor Romney got it completely wrong. Now, in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Romney looks all wet.

Catherine New

Debt Collection Rules Fall Short For Consumers

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine New | Posted 10.24.2012 | Money

For the first time, a single federal government agency will oversee the debt collection industry starting next year, marking a monumental victory for ...