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Dodd May Scrap Consumer Protection Agency

Wall Street Journal | DAMIAN PALETTA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Senate Banking Committee Chairman Christopher Dodd is considering scrapping the idea of creating a Consumer Financial Protection Agency, people famili...

Obama Meets With Bank Executives

AP | TOM RAUM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama implored top bankers Monday to help keep the fragile recovery from faltering by boosting lending to small bu...

Why We Need Robust Consumer Financial Protection

Hilary O. Shelton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Hilary O. Shelton

Our current system of consumer protection fails to protect Americans from basic exploitation and abuses that can cost individuals and families hundreds of thousands of dollars, and even their homes.

Summers Takes On Consumer Protection Foes

Financial Times | Krishna Guha | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Larry Summers, the top White House economic adviser, on Friday accused financial lobby groups of using "death panel" type scare tactics to try to bloc...

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...

Consumer Protection Redux: The Lessons of History

Lawrence B. Glickman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lawrence B. Glickman

There is currently new ideological space for liberal politics, including a renewed call for consumer protection after a thirty year hiatus. But this is no time for complacency.

Barney Frank Backs Consumer Protection Agency

AP | ANNE FLAHERTY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The chairman of the House Financial Services Committee is throwing his weight behind President Barack Obama's plan to create a gove...

Obama's Consumer Agency: Banks Fight To Protect Fees | Alison Vekshin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

June 25 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. banks are fighting the Obama administration plan to create a consumer agency for financial services as they seek to protec...

Julie Satow

Consumers Rejoice Over New Agency, Prepare For Battle On The Hill | Julie Satow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Consumer groups welcomed President Barack Obama's proposal to create a Consumer Financial Protection Agency as part of his sweeping overhaul of financ...