Nation May 31

FTC report warns consumers about big data brokers

The Federal Trade Commission issued a report this week suggesting consumer protections be put in place to combat the collection and selling of consumer information. “Big data” companies collect and sell billions of bits of information about all aspects of…

Economy Dec 14

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Obama Prods Bankers to Do More to Revive U.S. Economy

In a White House meeting with the executives of the nation's largest banks, President Obama called on financial institutions to step up efforts to revive the U.S. economy after they received "extraordinary" financial assistance.

Economy Aug 26

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Simon Johnson on Consumer Protection

Editor’s note: Today’s segment in our continuing series of video conversations with economist Simon Johnson, author of the popular Baseline Scenario blog, focuses on the Obama administration’s plan to reform consumer protections for financial products. At one point,…

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