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What Is the Purpose of Business?

Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D. | Posted 04.21.2015 | Business
Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D.

Focusing on the bottom line as the ultimate priority has had an impact on raising unemployment, social crises, environmental challenges, health impacts, to name a few.

Consumer Watchdog's Latest Targets

AP | DANIEL WAGNER | Posted 04.17.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON — The nation's new cop on the consumer-finance beat is zeroing in on debt collectors and credit reporting companies. The Consumer Fi...

Warren Could Be Blocked By Senate GOP Unless Consumer Agency Is Weakened

Posted 07.06.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON, May 5 (By Kevin Drawbaugh) - Forty-four U.S. Republican senators vowed on Thursday to vote against any White House nominee to head a n...

It's Elizabeth Warren Vs. JPMorgan Chief On Financial Reform

Posted 05.28.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (By Kevin Drawbaugh) - Elizabeth Warren, the Obama administration's defender of financial consumers, will venture into the corporate li...

Krugman: The GOP War On Elizabeth Warren

nytimes.com | PAUL KRUGMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Last week, at a House hearing on financial institutions and consumer credit, Republicans lined up to grill and attack Elizabeth Warren, the law profes...

Dodd Backs Warren For Consumer Bureau -- With One Big Caveat

nytimes.com | Cyrus Sanati | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Mr. Dodd, speaking at New York University Law School's fourth annual Global Economic Policy Forum, said he would support Elizabeth Warren, above, the ...

Ryan Grim

Elizabeth Warren: Consumer Bureau Must Fight For Survival

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON - Elizabeth Warren pressed consumer advocates to fight on behalf of the newly created consumer protection bureaus she's heading up, warning...

Top GOP Leader Wants To Trim Back New Consumer Agency, Reforms

Reuters | Dave Clarke and Rachelle Younglai | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- Republicans will reopen the broad Wall Street reform law and overhaul the newly created consumer protection bureau if they reg...

Elizabeth Warren Makes Another White House Visit

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

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

Dr. Phil Supports Elizabeth Warren For Consumer Protection Bureau Chief

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Advocates for Elizabeth Warren to take over the new Consumer Protection Bureau include Barney Frank, Paul Krugman, a host of progressive thinkers an...

Sam Stein

Jeff Merkley For Warren: I've Told The White House To Appoint Her

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The gathering of online and progressive activists at the Netroots Nation convention this year has produced a fairly overt and direct campaign to get E...

'GOP Coddling Banks At Consumer Expense': Bloomberg

Bloomberg | Angela Littwin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The passage of the U.S. health-care legislation was an unqualified political and substantive victory for progressives, even though the final product w...

Shahien Nasiripour

FDIC's Sheila Bair Backs Consumer Agency, Defying Other Regulators

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In contrast to her fellow federal bank regulators, Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. Chairman Sheila Bair continues to back an independent consumer-focu...

In Details Of Dodd Bill, Some Loopholes And Unanswered Questions

Huffington Post Investigative Fund | Keith Epstein, Ben Protess and David Heath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The fine print in the sweeping overhaul of the U.S. financial system proposed by Sen. Christopher Dodd reveals loopholes, ambiguities and unanswered q...

Consumer Agency Opponents Take Fight To Google AdWords (PHOTO)

Huffington Post | Ryan McCarthy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The opponents of the Obama administration's proposed Consumer Financial Protection Agency apparently have very little competition in the Google AdWord...

Barney Frank: Keeping Consumer Agency Within Fed Is 'A Joke,' Big Win For Banks

bloomberg.com | Craig Torres and Yalman Onaran | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

March 3 (Bloomberg) -- For consumer advocates, housing a new agency to protect Americans from financial-product abuse within the Federal Reserve would...

Obama May Relent On Consumer Protection Agency

Washington Post | David Cho and Brady Dennis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Obama administration is no longer insisting on the creation of a stand-alone consumer protection agency as a central element of the plan to remake...

Bank CEOs Say They'll Get Behind Reform - Should You Believe Them?

Huffington Post | Ryan McCarthy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

What a difference a day makes. On the heels of President Obama's private confab with Wall Street executives, the Wall Street Journal reports that ...

Barney Frank On Consumer Agency Plan: Scale It Back

Yahoo! News | Kevin Drawbaugh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- The Congress' chief author of financial regulatory reform moved on Tuesday to kill the most controversial part of an Obama adm...

Business Groups Step Up Campaign To Block Obama's Consumer Agency

Huffington Post Investigative Fund | Christine Spolar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

A new federal consumer protection agency is emerging as the centerpiece of the Obama administration's financial reforms, prompting banking companies a...