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  • The imperial hypocrisy of Harry Reid

    The imperial hypocrisy of Harry Reid
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a man whose political success is largely attributable to the aura of befuddled incompetence he uses to disarm his adversaries, was a failed Watergate baby. In 1974, a slew of often sanctimonious and very liberal...
  • Wish list for new director of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

    Wish list for new director of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
    To: Richard Cordray, Director Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Dear Mr. Cordray: First, congratulations on your appointment to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Unless the banking interests have their way, your appointment is expected...
  • Study: Consumers taking out reverse mortgages earlier

    Much of the wealth of millions of baby boomers is tied up in their houses — a sure sign we're going to see a growing demand for reverse mortgages. These mortgages allow older homeowners to drain the equity in their house without having to sell it...
  • CFPB shedding light on hidden fees in international money transfers

    Apparently, when people transfer money to relatives outside the U.S., they are dinged by hidden fees. The result is that those family members get less than expected. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau today adopted a rule that generally will...
  • Let Consumer Financial Protection Bureau do its job

    Republicans lament the action taken by our president to make a recess appointment — finally — to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, a valuable government agency. I do not know the likely outcome of any challenge to this action,...
  • Feds target mortgage modification scams

    Feds target mortgage modification scams
    The new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has teamed up with the Treasury Department and — this is a mouthful — the Office of the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program — to shutter mortgage modification...
  • A chance to right an old wrong

    A chance to right an old wrong
    President Barack Obama's recess appointment to direct the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Richard Cordray, wasted no time in announcing the watchdog agency's "nonbank supervision program." Bringing nonbank mortgage lenders more fully and...
  • Inspector general criticizes consumer bureau headquarters renovation

    Inspector general criticizes consumer bureau headquarters renovation
    A government watchdog criticized the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's controversial headquarters renovation, whose price tag has risen to an estimated $216 million, saying there was not a "sound business case" for the project because the agency...
  • For-profit Corinthian Colleges to sell 85 schools, close 12 others

    For-profit Corinthian Colleges to sell 85 schools, close 12 others
    Corinthian Colleges Inc., the troubled for-profit college corporation, announced it will sell off the vast majority of its campuses over the next six months amid heightened scrutiny from the federal government. As part of an agreement late Thursday with...
  • Debt collectors turn to social media to track down delinquents

    PITTSBURGH After more than a decade of eluding phone calls, a Brighton Heights man said his experience with a third-party collection agency hired to recoup his student loan debt went from marginally annoying to borderline cyber stalking. Even for loan...
  • The Supreme Court shifts the balance of power in divided government

    The Supreme Court shifts the balance of power in divided government
    If I were Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray, I might be rethinking my retirement plans. Cordray is only 55, so it'll be a few years before the AARP inundates him with solicitations. But he may be the last director to win...
  • For-profit Corinthian Colleges in O.C. warns it could shut down

    A besieged chain of for-profit colleges based in Orange County is in danger of shutting down after the U.S. Department of Education levied new restrictions on its students' access to federal student aid. Santa Ana-based Corinthian Colleges Inc., which...