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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.”

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Obama plan helps more Americans refinance mortgages but underwhelms policy analysts

In the face of a rigid Congress, President Obama is taking to executive orders to help jumpstart the economy. The first item: expanding mortgage refinancing for Americans underwater in debt.

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