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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau news and analysis from The Nation
October 4, 2017
The Equifax Apology Tour Is an Insulting Charade
CEOs will express remorse; some might even be fired. But in an oligarchy like ours, nothing will change.
September 15, 2017
Betsy DeVos Is Helping Education Profiteers Rip Off Students
Left for dead under Obama, the industry is suddenly getting everything it wants.
August 4, 2017
The Quiet Audacity of the Democratic ‘Better Deal’
An alphabet soup of new agencies could shake up federal oversight.
July 11, 2017
There Is One Federal Agency That Is Still Doing Its Job
Picking a fight with Trump, Richard Cordray and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau are making it easier to sue banks.
April 21, 2017
The CFPB Just Sued a Crooked Mortgage Servicer, but Indicted Itself
The lawsuit against Ocwen is welcome, but should have happened four years ago.
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March 31, 2017
Trump’s Administration Is Making It Easier for For-Profit Colleges to Screw Over More Students
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has already picked a for-profit college official for her team—are more to come?
February 3, 2017
Donald Trump Has Begun a Frontal Assault on Financial Reform
Friday’s executive order is mainly just a message, but it's a scary one.
December 15, 2016
I Miss Our Sane, Calm, Empathetic, Funny President Already
Before Trump’s election, we on the left didn’t give President Obama enough credit. Why?
November 22, 2016
Struggling White Voters Who Helped Elect Trump Are Headed for Some Serious Pain
A lot of low-income voters believed Trump when he promised to make America great. They’re in for a rude awakening.
August 17, 2016
A New Report Sheds Light on Profiteering by So-Called Debt-Relief Companies
Finally, a clear picture of how student-debt-relief companies take advantage of loan borrowers.