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  Interview: Richard Cordray: Consumer Finance Protection Bureau

The Consumer Finance Protection Bureau ” is charged with overseeing the Federal financial laws that specifically protect consumers—people who keep their money in banks and credit unions, pay for goods and services with their credit cards, and rely on loans to buy homes or pay for college, among other services.”


  Peter Wallison: Dodd-Frank slowing economy

The American Enterprise Institute’s Peter Wallison talks to Jeff Greenfield about how the Dodd-Frank financial reform bill has slowed our economic recovery.


  Braking the banks

Need to Know travels to D.C. to examine Better Markets, a nonprofit advocating for increased Wall Street regulation.


Wall Street is still out of control, and why Obama should call for Glass-Steagall and a breakup of big banks

Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich encourages President Obama to distinguish himself from likely GOP nominee Mitt Romney by condemning Wall Street’s antics since the bailout, and pushing for real reform.


Follow the money: Behind Europe’s debt crisis lurks another Wall Street bailout

The United States wants Europe to bail out its deeply indebted nations so they can repay what they owe big European banks. Otherwise, those banks could implode — taking Wall Street with them, writes former Labor Secretary Robert Reich.


Elizabeth Warren tapped to set up new consumer agency

The Harvard lawyer and consumer advocate will help set up a new oversight bureau with vast regulatory powers.


  Need to Know, July 16, 2010

This week on Need to Know: Where art thou, Obama? A look at how Avandia and other possibly dangerous drugs make it to market. And a photojournalist travels to Bangladesh to document one of the world’s most dramatic health crises: childhood malnutrition.


Obama, where art thou?

Studies show that Tibetans possess a gene that keeps their blood flowing at high altitudes, a very recent example of evolution. Is this what happened to President Obama, when he rose to the greatest height? Steve Brodner explains.


  Elizabeth Warren on the next real estate crisis

Alison Stewart sits down with Elizabeth Warren, attorney, Harvard Law professor and chair of the Congressional Oversight Panel, in a Blueprint America special report about the potential of a national commercial real estate foreclosure crisis.

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