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How An All-GOP Ohio Supreme Court and Sky Bank KO'd Your Grandma

Jeff Coryell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Coryell

Ohio's seven-member Supreme Court had been an exclusively Republican club until Gov. Ted Strickland appointed Chief Justice Eric Brown last April. Now...

No More 'Trick or Treat' Phone Bills

Sen. Tom Udall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Sen. Tom Udall

It's happened to far too many Americans. You open up your phone bill and wonder why there's an extra zero, or several, on the amount that you owe.

An Open Letter to Elizabeth Warren

Elisabeth Rhyne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Elisabeth Rhyne

"The industry is trying to fix itself right now" Elizabeth Warren, speaking on "In Business with Margaret Brennan" Dear Ms.Warren, What an important...

Credit Card Benefits You've Probably Never Used

Tim Chen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Tim Chen

We all know how to calculate and compare rewards, interest rates, and fees. However, credit card companies offer all kinds of other benefits that most of us know very little about and can't really quantify for our decision-making.

Shahien Nasiripour

Elizabeth Warren Extends Olive Branch, Borrows Idea From Lenders In First Major Speech

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In her first major speech as a member of the Obama administration, middle-class advocate Elizabeth Warren reached out to the heads of the nation's big...

Weekly Audit: Can Elizabeth Warren Save the Economy?

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Zach Carter, Media Consortium blogger President Barack Obama's decision to appoint Elizabeth Warren to set up the new Consumer Financial Protection...

Shahien Nasiripour

Elizabeth Warren To Lead Search For New Consumer Chief, Could 'Pull A Dick Cheney'

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In addition to being charged with forming the newly-created agency dedicated to protecting consumers from abusive financial products, Elizabeth Warren...

Challenge to California's Green Laws

Jan McGirk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jan McGirk

California is bracing for a battle over Proposition 23. Bankrolled mostly by two Texas oil companies, Valero and Tesoro, this controversial measure o...

CNBC Does Not Understand How Regulation Works

Zach Carter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Zach Carter

You may very well find some unpleasant new fee in a banking statement this year. But it will have nothing to do with new consumer protections, regardless of what CNBC anchors tell you.

The Politics of Plain Vanilla Products

Dan Geldon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Geldon

Credit card companies are pretending they love plain vanilla so that the perceived need for Congressional action fizzles, so that CFPA slowly fades away, and so that the public feels safe and protected by a working marketplace.

Shahien Nasiripour

Dodd Questions Elizabeth Warren's Management Experience -- A Concern He's Never Raised Before

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

*This article was updated at 4:15 p.m. ET to reflect a clarification. In questioning Elizabeth Warren's candidacy to lead a new Consumer Financial Pr...

Credit Card Rates Expected To Rise

Huffington Post | Sara Yin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In the third and final phase of the Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009 (Credit CARD) which went into effect yesterda...

Corporate Rotten Eggs

Robert Reich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Reich

Corporations that play fast and loose with one set of laws are likely to cut corners on others. Scarce inspection resources should be targeted at them rather than at the good eggs.

Fiscal Times Questions Elizabeth Warren's Candidacy

Huffington Post | Sara Yin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The Fiscal Times, an online newspaper funded by Blackstone co-founder and former Council of Foreign Relations chair Peter Peterson, has published two ...

Minnesota Woman Thrown In JAIL Over $250 Debt

startribune.com | Glen Stubbe, Star Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

No one had an answer. Uhlmeyer spent a sleepless night in a frigid Anoka County holding cell, her hands tucked under her armpits for warmth. Then, han...

Elizabeth Warren Hailed As 'The New Sheriff' In Music Video (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Elizabeth Warren, chair of the Congressional Oversight Panel and professor of law at Harvard University, is getting some eye-catching support in a pro...

Shahien Nasiripour

Chris Dodd, Top Democrat, Fights Against Elizabeth Warren

HuffingtonPost.com | 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
SAFER

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...