| Jul 3, 2011
On Capitol Hill, some lawmakers treat Elizabeth Warren as if she were Public Enemy No. 1.
That's what happens when you're charged with setting up an agency whose purpose is to protect consumers on financial matters — a job that brings you up...
| Jun 30, 2011
| 6:16 PM
There’s more than 40 miles that separate Baltimore from Washington.
In Washington, Elizabeth Warren has undergone some merciless grilling by members of Congress about the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau she is setting up.
| Jul 1, 2011
| 4:49 PM
Elizabeth Warren is a native of Oklahoma, but she might as well be from Baltimore based on the reception the city gave her Thursday night. She spoke at a town hall meeting held by Rep. Elijah E. Cummings to talk about the new Consumer Financial Protection...
| Jul 7, 2011
| 5:30 AM
Eileen Ambrose's article about Elizabeth Warren ("Consumer advocate feared by financial institutions appears in Baltimore," July 3) faithfully captured the confidence placed in her by average Americans. If we are to avoid a repeat of the recent economic...
| Jul 18, 2011
| 3:24 PM
Consumer advocates aren't getting their first choice to lead the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Despite the setback, this is still a big week for consumer protection.
Thursday is the one-year anniversary of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform...
| Nov 2, 2011
| 9:35 AM
We cannot find the social contract in the National Archives or the Library of Congress, but most citizens acknowledge it through day-to-day respect for the social order. Yet, because the social contract exists in our cultural consciousness, and not in...
| Jan 4, 2012
| 7:59 AM
Republicans in the Senate have refused vote for any director of the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau until the agency is weakened. Without a director, the CFPB's powers are more limited.
This morning, the White House announced it would appoint...
| Jan 5, 2012
| 10:20 AM
President Barack Obama owes congressional Republicans at least a thank-you card for their efforts to block Richard Cordray as head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. That GOP leaders continue to howl over Mr. Obama's decision on Wednesday to...
| Jul 20, 2011
| 6:57 AM
A liberal political group is pushing Elizabeth Warren candidacy for the Senate now that President Obama has decided not to name her to lead the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Warren dreamed up the idea of the new agency, but Republicans in...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 7:23 PM
With a record $9-billion fine against BNP Paribas, one of the world's largest banks, the Justice Department aimed Monday to send a clear message to bank shareholders everywhere.
"The $9 billion that's walking out the door today is your money," FBI...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 5:05 AM
WASHINGTON A new type of savings account taps into the Powerball fantasies of Americans by giving customers the opportunity to win cash prizes every time they make a deposit.
Proponents of so-called "prize-linked" accounts hope that the prospect of a no-...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Paging Elizabeth Warren: This is your moment.
In 2007, Democrats were delirious with rage about the Iraq war. Hillary Clinton, the "inevitable" presidential front-runner, had voted for the war and refused to apologize for it. Other leading candidates,...