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After Post-Recession Slowdown, Credit Card Use Ticking Back Up

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 12.05.2011 | Business

Many Americans might be confused by the rules and terms of their credit cards, but they're more often opting to swipe anyway. Credit card purchases...

Jennifer Bendery

White House Targeting GOP Senators In Seven States For Their Support | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 12.05.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House is launching an aggressive, eleventh-hour media blitz this week aimed at pressuring Senate Republicans to confirm a stal...

Three Alleged Mortgage Scammers Arrested In California

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 12.02.2011 | Business

Just one day after government authorities announced they would be bringing the hammer down on loan-modification scammers, three people have been arres...

Mortgage Modification Scammers On Notice As Federal Offices Announce Crack Down

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 12.01.2011 | Business

With the economy losing momentum and the housing market sagging, there has been no shortage of scammers looking to take advantage of struggling homeow...

Consumers Complain About Issues That Reform Supposed To Fix

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 12.01.2011 | Business

Even though last year's financial reform was supposed to make credit cards more transparent, consumers are still complaining about interest rates, bil...

On Leadership: Why Financial Dignity is the New Movement for Financial Literacy

John Hope Bryant | Posted 01.28.2012 | Impact
John Hope Bryant

The new civil rights movement is reaching, teaching and empowering every person with financial dignity, using the powerful tools of financial literacy first.

Zach Carter

Scott Brown Follows In Elizabeth Warren's Footsteps | Zach Carter | Posted 11.15.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) endorsed President Barack Obama's nominee to head the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Monday, acc...

Sam Stein

Obama Official: Consumer Watchdog's Appointment 'Obviously Would Help' Occupy Wall Street | Sam Stein | Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration has been careful in its handling of the Occupy Wall Street movement, expressing sympathy with the sentiment beh...

The Last Enclaves of Banking Freedom

Bruce Fein | Posted 12.31.2011 | Business
Bruce Fein

The sole enclaves of banking choice now are Native American tribes endowed with sovereign powers pursuant to treaties or otherwise.

Student Loans: Know Before You Owe

Raj Date | Posted 12.28.2011 | College
Raj Date

Higher education can be a critical part of the American dream. A more transparent student lending marketplace can help all Americans better pursue that dream.

Chris Dodd: Wall Street Launching 'False Attacks' Against Financial Reform

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 12.25.2011 | Business

A key author of financial regulatory reform is fighting back against a powerful chorus of critics. Former U.S. Senator Chris Dodd, the co-author of...

The Consumers' Role in CFPB Supervision

Kevin L. Petrasic | Posted 12.24.2011 | Business
Kevin L. Petrasic

Recently, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released Version 1.0 of its Supervision and Examination Manual. The Manual represents perhaps the single most important document that will be issued by the new CFPB.

Mike Sacks

Democrats Try To Overturn Supreme Court's Anti-Consumer Rulings | Mike Sacks | Posted 12.20.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It's not abortion or affirmative action -- or, for that matter, campaign finance -- but a series of recent cases on arbitration has shar...

Who Is Elizabeth Warren?

Harlan Green | Posted 12.20.2011 | Business
Harlan Green

Let us listen to Elizabeth Warren for Massachusetts Senator in her campaign to reoccupy Ted Kennedy's Senate seat. The principles she espouses to restore the middle class will actually restore economic growth as well, if carried out.

Amanda Terkel

CFPB Nominee Gains Key Support | Amanda Terkel | Posted 12.18.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A bipartisan group of 37 attorneys general publicly gave their support to President Barack Obama's nominee to head the Consumer Financia...

Elizabeth Warren: Champion Of The Middle Class

Vanity Fair | Posted 12.11.2011 | Politics

Millions of Americans hoped President Obama would nominate Elizabeth Warren to head the consumer financial watchdog agency she had created. Instead, s...

Richard Cordray: A Champion for Minority Communities

Wade Henderson, Esq. | Posted 12.06.2011 | Black Voices
Wade Henderson, Esq.

African Americans have long been targets of financial predators. The foreclosure crisis is still alive and well in communities of color, who are now on the wrong side of the largest wealth gap ever recorded.

Obama's CFPB Nominee Clears First Hurdle

AP | Posted 12.06.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Democratic-run Senate Banking Committee has approved President Barack Obama's choice to head the new Consumer Financial Protection B...

How Many Jobs Has Deregulation Cost Us, Sen. Shelby?

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 11.27.2011 | Business
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Politicos like Richard Shelby should be forced to tell the truth when they claim they have an idea that will "protect jobs." And if their real motivation is just to make it harder to protect the American people ... well, they should be forced to disclose that, too.

Update: My Apology to Willie Geist

Joanne Bamberger | Posted 11.22.2011 | Politics
Joanne Bamberger

Some Massachusetts observers are worried that voters won't be interested in Warren because she's not a "real" politician. But that's exactly why they will want her as their next senator.

Consumers Be Damned: Senator Shelby, Captain Queeg and the Politics of No

Adam Levin | Posted 11.15.2011 | Politics
Adam Levin

Last week's hearing on the nomination of Richard Cordray to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau featured prepared speeches that were utterly without sound and fury but still managed to do a huge disservice to American consumers.

Richard Cordray's Complicated CFPB Confirmation

Kevin L. Petrasic | Posted 11.13.2011 | Business
Kevin L. Petrasic

For the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to be most effective and most insulated from politically-motivated criticism of its polices, it needs to be an agency that has a leadership structure with divergent views -- politically and otherwise.

Jennifer Bendery

Obama's Consumer Protection Nominee Ensnared In Political Fight | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 11.06.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It may have been mostly for show, but the Senate Banking Committee on Tuesday held its nomination hearing for Richard Cordray, President...

Barney Frank Blasts GOP 'Arsonists' For Blocking Obama Nominees

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.02.2011 | Politics

Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) sharply criticized Senate Republicans Friday for blocking President Barack Obama's nominees to head government agencies. ...

New Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Should Regulate Online Advertising of Financial Products

Nathan Newman | Posted 10.16.2011 | Business
Nathan Newman

By closely regulating how the large search engine and related online advertising players collect and share the personal data they control, many abuses can be stopped.