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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Bravo, Elizabeth Warren -- American Hero

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 09.16.2013 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

Elizabeth Warren -- the mother of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau -- deserves a big round of applause from the American people.

Obama Praises Long-Stalled Nominee

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 09.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — After a three-year political battle, Republicans have agreed to a remarkable concession over the powers of a new federal agency des...

Amanda Terkel

WATCH: Elizabeth Warren's Big Smile After Senate Confirms Richard Cordray To Her Consumer Board

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) could hardly hide her excitement on Tuesday, when the Senate finally voted to confirm Richard Cordray as...

Richard Cordray Confirmed As Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics

The Senate has voted 66-34 to confirm Richard Cordray as director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), who...

Warren: Finally!

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 07.16.2013 | Politics

After two years of solid Republican opposition, the Senate voted Tuesday to end a GOP blockade preventing Richard Cordray from being confirmed as dire...

Senate Ends Blockade Against Obama Pick

AP | Posted 09.15.2013 | Politics

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — The Senate has voted to end a two-year Republican blockade that was preventing Richard Cordray from winning ...

Warren Issues Bold Warning To Republicans

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 07.16.2013 | Politics

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) issued a warning to Republicans about "bad government" on the Senate floor Monday. “I am new to the Senate, but I...

Inaction on NLRB Confirmations Is Simply Wrong

Richard Trumka | Posted 09.15.2013 | Politics
Richard Trumka

Anti-worker Republicans are using Richard Griffin and Sharon Block as pawns in their political games, and it's just wrong -- especially when it means a law enforcement agency that protects workers is shutting down.

Reid's Nuclear Disarmament Meeting

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.14.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

An extraordinary meeting is taking place today, which all 100 senators have been invited to attend. This should really not be an extraordinary thing -- you'd think that all senators meeting together would just be an actual floor session in the Senate -- but it is because it's actually a political meeting, with the doors closed.

Will Senator Kirk Stand With Illinois Consumers?

Dory Rand | Posted 09.14.2013 | Chicago
Dory Rand

Senator Kirk voted against allowing a floor vote on Cordray and signed a letter with 42 Republicans vowing to block any nominee, no matter how qualified, unless the CFPB is substantially weakened. That isn't right.

How the GOP Hopes to Take Away Americans' Right to Collective Bargaining

Robert Creamer | Posted 09.14.2013 | Politics
Robert Creamer

By standing up to Republican abuse of rules in the Senate, Democrats will be standing up to the economic abuse inflicted on most Americans by a tiny minority of unelected, wealthy speculators and CEOs who think they are entitled to be "masters of the universe."

Senate Showdown Coming on Consumer Protection

Preeti Vissa | Posted 09.08.2013 | Politics
Preeti Vissa

Consumer protection should not be a partisan issue. No party or political ideology that I'm aware of endorses consumers being ripped off.

Warren Pushes Senate To Confirm Cordray

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 07.09.2013 | Politics

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is urging Senate Republicans to confirm Richard Cordray as the director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. ...

Are Some of Your Customers Left Behind by Their Bank? Help Them

Patrice Peyret | Posted 08.13.2013 | Business
Patrice Peyret

The federal is deficit going down. The Dow Jones is at an all-time high. The consumer confidence index is inching back up. For business owners, everyt...

Your Financial Life After Graduation

Jason Alderman | Posted 08.12.2013 | College
Jason Alderman

Let me share a few financial lessons I learned the hard way when I was just starting out. They might save you a lot of money in the long run and help you get closer to your life goals, whether it's buying a house, starting a family or even retiring early -- as far off as that may sound.

Credit Access for Stay-at-Home Spouses, Partners Expanded

Jason Alderman | Posted 08.05.2013 | Business
Jason Alderman

Establishing one's own credit history is crucial to gaining favorable interest rates and access to credit, especially when non-working spouses get divorced or their spouse dies unexpectedly.

College Cost and Student Loan Debt

Dr. Samuel L. Stanley, Jr. | Posted 08.03.2013 | College
Dr. Samuel L. Stanley, Jr.

Student loans are a serious long-term obligation, but they are also far and away the smartest debt that a young person can incur. The college degree that you help finance with those loans will increase your lifetime earnings by hundreds of thousands of dollars.

The Mysterious World of DC Centrism vs. a Platform That Real Voters Would Like

Mike Lux | Posted 07.31.2013 | Politics
Mike Lux

D.C. Centrism embraces what the political establishment, especially including the big special interests who tend to control this town, thinks is right, even when the vast majority of Americans are opposed to it.

Improving Women's Financial Literacy, Worldwide

Jason Alderman | Posted 07.15.2013 | Business
Jason Alderman

Are the 70 percent of the developing world's adult population who have no formal bank account doomed to a life of economic uncertainty and financial i...

Shahien Nasiripour

Consumer Agency Calls For Student Debt Relief

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.08.2013 | Business

Households struggling under the weight of student debt burdens moved one step closer to a lifeline Wednesday, after the federal consumer regulator sug...

Shahien Nasiripour

Regulators Sound The Alarm About Risks Of Student Debt

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 04.23.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON -- The panel of senior U.S. regulators charged with safeguarding the financial system will warn this week about risks posed by the rapidly ...

In the Public Interest: Senator McConnell Says We Shouldn't Have a CFPB At All

Ed Mierzwinski | Posted 06.22.2013 | Business
Ed Mierzwinski

What are some of the protections we wouldn't have at all, if Senator McConnell and Wall Street have their way and we didn't have a Consumer Financial Protection Bureau at all?

OCC Ya! The Government Agency That Should Fine Itself

Adam Levin | Posted 06.19.2013 | Business
Adam Levin

Let's face it. The biggest bank regulator in the U.S. is an abject failure. Worse, it's costing us oodles of money, and not just from bounced checks.

Shahien Nasiripour

High Student Debt Poses Risk To Economic Growth, Fed Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 04.17.2013 | Business

Policy makers on the Federal Reserve’s interest-rate setting panel have for the first time identified high student debt burdens as a risk to economi...

Eleazar David Melendez

Federal Regulator Issues Tiny Fine For Financial Companies Engaged In Massive Fraud

HuffingtonPost.com | Eleazar David Melendez | Posted 04.04.2013 | Business

For more than a decade, four mortgage insurance companies paid illegal kickbacks to banks as part of a scheme that greatly inflated insurance costs fo...