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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau


  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.”


A legal blow for company ‘buying’ military pensions

In an update to our investigation last week, a state court has ruled that a company’s contracts “buying” military pensions violated federal law.


  Jeff Madrick on the politics of protecting consumers

Jeff Madrick, senior fellow at the Roosevelt Institute, discusses the new consumer protections enacted as part of the Wall Street reform bill passed last year.


  Neither a borrower, nor a lender

Can an agency protect consumers from making bad decisions about their finances? We meet one military family whose situation seems tailor-made for the mission of the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.


Obama taps Cordray as head of consumer protection agency

Elizabeth Warren, who has been helping organize the agency as a Special Advisor to the Secretary of the Treasury on the CFPB, will not be nominated to lead the agency.

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