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  • Legal technicians step in to fight justice gap. Marya Noyes left her job at Zillow in 2014 looking to make a difference. Law school was too expensive, but she eventually discovered a program in her home state of Washington that would allow her to
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  • Asian accent renters faced discrimination from landlords (Chinese). 儘管聯邦住屋公平法(Fair Housing Act)施行屆滿50年,然而全美年度住屋歧視仍高達400萬件,希望公平住屋中心(HOPE Fair Housing Center)執行主任侯塔琳(Anne V. Houghtaling)表示,華裔民眾在租屋或購房時,最常遇到的「變相歧視」,就是屋主一得知是華人,就以「房子已經不賣或不租了」作為拒絕藉口。
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  • How Democrats plan to save the consumer bureau. Newly empowered House Democrats are vowing an all-out fight to salvage the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in the face of the Trump administration's drive to curb the agency's power.
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  • Utility customers could pay for wildfire damage. As wildfires ravage large swaths of California for a second year, one of the state’s biggest utilities has declared that it faces billions of dollars in potential liability — far more than its
  • Online lenders charge minority borrowers more too. It’s not just bank loan officers with racial biases who discriminate against black and Latino borrowers. Computer algorithms do, too. That is the groundbreaking conclusion of University of California at Berkeley researchers who
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  • John Oliver segment features CFPB under attack. According to John Oliver, president Trump has failed to "drain the swamp" and instead put people in power who actively pursue relationships with special interest groups. In the penultimate episode of HBO's
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  • Owning someone else's home makes you rich. In the United States more than almost anywhere else, wealth and income are concentrated among business owners and landlords. And that club, blessed by capitalism, is becoming increasingly difficult to join. Business owners and landlords
  • Student loan debt impacts millennial homebuyers. Student loan debt is impacting some first-time Millennial homebuyers. MagnifyMoney, a LendingTree-affiliated online site that helps consumers compare financial products, recently looked at student loan debt and Millennial average net worth. There were some
 

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