• Consumer protection wanes under Trump, reports find. Tasked with protecting Americans against harmful financial practices, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has taken a less aggressive approach under the Trump administration, according to a pair of new reports. Overall enforcement activity has
  • Lawmakers blast Wells Fargo chief over scandals. House lawmakers on Tuesday skewered the head of Wells Fargo as he argued that the bank has made vast improvements and turned the page in the aftermath of scandals that led to a slew of
  • Homeownership is back in. A funny thing happened on the way to the United States becoming a nation of renters: people started buying homes again. New data indicate that in 2016, in defiance of myriad prognostications, the decade-long
  • How federal disaster money favors the rich. Disasters are becoming more common in America. In the early and mid-20th century, fewer than 20 percent of U.S. counties experienced a disaster each year. Today, it's about 50 percent.  And those disasters


  • The $15 minimum wage saves lives. A living wage is an antidepressant. It is a sleep aid. A diet. A stress reliever. It is a contraceptive, preventing teenage pregnancy. It prevents premature death. It shields children from neglect.
  • Latinos denuncian: ‘¡Nos estafaron!’. Señalan que les prometieron ayuda para convertir sus garages en habitaciones de renta pero que nunca vieron resultados Un grupo de 40 residentes, en su mayoría latinos, del sur de Los Á
  • States, consumer groups blast CFPB’s fintech protections. State attorneys general, consumer advocates, community activists, and banking regulators are criticizing proposed legal protections for banks and technology firms that develop “innovative” financial products. The protections would come from the Consumer Financial
  • The biggest economic divides are local. Superstar cities like Washington offer economic advantages in terms of careers. But research shows less populated areas can be better places for parents to help their children get ahead in life, when accounting for housing

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