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Shahien Nasiripour

Chris Dodd, Top Democrat, Fights Against Elizabeth Warren | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

This story was updated at 4:23 p.m., 5:15 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. ET. Despite the outpouring of support for bailout watchdog Elizabeth Warren's candidac...

Stephen Colbert: Elizabeth Warren Could Have Oprah-Like Power (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Sherry Shen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

On a recent episode of the Colbert Report, Stephen Colbert spoke to Barney Frank, Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, about the possib...

Genetically Modified Salmon Jeopardize Environment, May Endanger Consumer Health

Wenonah Hauter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Wenonah Hauter

The FDA may allow the sale of genetically modified salmon to consumers. Already, flaws in the review process surrounding this controversial disruption to the natural food chain are coming into focus.

Banking Committee Chairman Pushing Bank Regulator To Run Consumer Protection Agency

Wall Street Journal | DAMIAN PALETTA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Sen. Christopher Dodd approached Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. Chairman Sheila Bair in recent days to gauge whether she would be interested in runni...

Top Ten Consumer Complaints: Consumer Federation of America

24/7 Wall St. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The Consumer Federation of America has come out with its list of the top ten complaints for 2009 based on a survey conducted with the National Associ...

Economists to Obama: Appoint Elizabeth Warren!

SAFER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Professor Warren's nomination is crucial not only because of the positive signal it would send to the public, but also because consumer protection is the first line of defense against future financial meltdowns.

There Are Zero Good Reasons to Block Elizabeth Warren

Zach Carter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Zach Carter

The political case for appointing Warren is even stronger than the policy case. Choosing anybody other than Warren will not make Obama appear reasonable or moderate--it will make him look weak and corruptible.

Shahien Nasiripour

Barney Frank: Elizabeth Warren Should Head CFPB, By Recess Appointment If Necessary | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

If President Obama fears Elizabeth Warren won't be confirmed by the Senate to head the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, he should just appoin...

Elizabeth Warren Backed By Consumer Protection Advocates, Editorial Cartoons (PICTURES)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Elizabeth Warren faces significant obstacles if she wants to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, but some consumer advocates think she's go...

Obama's Economic Team Needs Checks & Balances: Choose Elizabeth Warren

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

Now that financial reform is enacted into law, the President must nominate a strong leader to run the new consumer protection bureau.

Standing Tall With 2,500 of Our Closest Friends

Janet Murguía | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Janet Murguía

I just got back from the White House, where I watched President Obama sign the banking reform bill, and I reflected on what a significant victory it is for Hispanics and other minorities pursuing the American Dream.

10 Ways New Wall Street Reform Law Will Help You

Rep. John B. Larson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. John B. Larson

For eight years, Wall Street played Russian roulette with America's future while Republicans in Congress looked the other way. The new financial reform law takes major steps towards fixing that.

An Interview With Rep. Barney Frank

Baruch Shemtov | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Baruch Shemtov

In this interview series, Baruch Shemtov sits down with leaders in business, fashion, politics, and media to discuss their paths to success. The conve...

Jason Linkins

Why Is The White House Afraid Of The Elizabeth Warren Fight? | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

As things sit, the White House is hesitating, looking for all the world like it is going to veer away from tapping Warren for the sort of job she was born to do. In so doing, Obama is picking some weak allies over some great enemies.

Sam Stein

SEIU, Labor Directly Lobby Geithner On Elizabeth Warren's Behalf | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The labor community is going to lend its considerable political clout to the effort to get Elizabeth Warren confirmed as the first head of the newly-c...

Shahien Nasiripour

Elizabeth Warren Could Head CFPB Without Senate Confirmation | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

This story was updated at 7:15 p.m. ET Tuesday to reflect the final version of Sanders's letter and new information on a letter circulating in the Hou...

Shahien Nasiripour

Financial Reform Coalition Endorses Elizabeth Warren To Head New Consumer Agency | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

On Monday, a coalition of groups fighting to reform the nation's financial system formally endorsed Harvard Law professor and bailout watchdog Elizabe...

Shahien Nasiripour

Tim Geithner Opposes Nominating Elizabeth Warren To Lead New Consumer Agency | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner has expressed opposition to the possible nomination of Elizabeth Warren to head the Consumer Financial Protection ...

Safer Chemicals Policy Reform Needs to Advance Supply Chain Transparency

Patricia J. Beattie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Patricia J. Beattie

Improving supply chain communication and chemical information sharing will allow for businesses to make informed and cost-effective decisions about the chemicals incorporated into their products.

Keep Your Eye on the Ball... When Legislating!

Marty Robins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marty Robins

Every child learning a sport is admonished to 'keep your eye on the ball!' This advice has worked well for generations. If only our lawmakers and regulators were told the same!

Consumer Protection: Preempting the Myths Perpetuated by Big Banks

Richard H. Neiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Richard H. Neiman

The myths that are being perpetuated against states' ability to protect consumers have reached a pinnacle. Three tired arguments are being recycled and must be exposed for what they are: negotiating tactics, not facts.

Consumer Protection: Progressive Momentum and Forbidden Love

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Harry Reid got it right when he said that the GOP is "making love to Wall Street" -- and when politicians and bankers "make love," it's the public that gets screwed.

Consumer Agency's Path Will Be Set By First Chief

Wall Street Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

More than 400 pages of legislation detail the duties and powers of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau that Congress is set to create. But the fi...

Arthur Levitt Q&A On Financial Reform: "Changes Are At The Margins"

ProPublica | Karen Weise | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

After a 20-hour, all-night session, Senate and House negotiators agreed last Friday on a compromise financial reform bill meant to prevent future econ...

Shahien Nasiripour

Elizabeth Warren: GOP Reform Plan Is A Failure, Republicans Choosing Banks Over Families | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

It's time for senators -- especially the Republicans -- to square their upcoming votes on financial reform with their long-professed desire to protect...