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Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act

Eleazar David Melendez

Consumer Protection Agency Will Regulate Student Loan Debt Collectors | 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 ...

Mitt Romney Misleads on Wall Street Reform in Presidential Debate

Rep. Maxine Waters | Posted 12.04.2012 | Business
Rep. Maxine Waters

Unfortunately, the Republican ticket continued its incoherence on financial reform with Romney's comments last night.

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...

Venture Capitalist: 'Entrepreneurs Have A Lot Of The Power'

Reuters | Deborah L. Cohen | Posted 05.28.2011 | Business

You find people talking about the democratization of entrepreneurship and innovation. It's really a time in which entrepreneurs have a lot of the power.

The F Word: Fight for Your Right to Vote for CEO Pay

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Laura Flanders

CEO pay has spiked alarmingly over the last decade or so, causing dangerous rifts as ordinary working people struggle to get by and watch their jobs go poof.

In The Public Interest : The More You Know, The More You Know We Need A Strong CFPB

Ed Mierzwinski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ed Mierzwinski

This month's story, dear reader, is about sloppy bank servicing of mortgages, starting with the infamous robo-signers and now escalating to every elem...

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...

We're in Trouble When the Radical Is Paul Volcker

Robert Kuttner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

Volcker is no radical. He is the former Fed chairman. He has a tightwad's view of monetary policy, even in a severe recession. But he has been around long enough to know that Wall Street speculators are capable of terrible mischief when regulations are dismantled. If Obama is serious about financial reform, he needs to fight for it -- against corporate Democrats as well as Republicans, and against his chums on Wall Street. Paul Volcker deserves better than intermittent gestures. So do the American people.

New Rules: Federal Reserve to Start Doing a Tad More of Their Job with New Credit Card Rules

Damien Hoffman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Damien Hoffman

Today the Fed has amended the Truth in Lending regulation "to protect credit card users from unreasonable late payment and other penalty fees and to require credit card issuers to reconsider increases in interest rates."

Beware Misleading Ads on Financial Reform Airing on Denver Area TV

T.A. Taylor-Hunt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
T.A. Taylor-Hunt

You've probably seen it. Foreboding music. Brooding black and gray colors. Images of money changing hands by cigar smoking men. Bold lettering flashing "Big Bank Bailouts."

Financial Reform Moves Forward, With Many Loopholes

Huffington Post Investigative Fund | Rachel Leven and Maria Zilberman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

As Congress inches toward restructuring U.S. financial regulation, lawmakers in the House and Senate have characterized their respective bills as swee...

Hiding Help in Financial Reform

Harry Moroz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Moroz

As a result of good, old-fashioned political pressure, the financial reform bill that the House will vote on on Friday has become a dark horse for job creation and housing assistance.

Shahien Nasiripour

House Democrat Ed Perlmutter Has Lots Of Reasons To Support Big Banks | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Rep. Ed Perlmutter pushed and pushed and pushed for an amendment to exempt some of the country's biggest banks from supervision by a new consumer-prot...

Barney Frank Slams Critics Of Financial Reform Bill (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On Wednesday evening, Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) took aim at critics of a bill aimed at reforming the nation's financial regulations. Frank, chair...