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2019

January

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  • As government shutdown persists, Americans feel the bite. The impact of a partial government shutdown began to ripple across the economy as it stretched into Day 17, with mortgage applications delayed, public companies unable to get approval to raise capital and thousands of Secret
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  • Rollback of anti-discrimination rules considered. The Trump administration is considering a far-reaching rollback of civil rights law that would dilute federal rules against discrimination in education, housing and other aspects of American life.  A recent internal Justice Department memo
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  • Elizabeth Warren announces she is running for president. Senator Elizabeth Warren, the Massachusetts Democrat and a sharp critic of big banks and unregulated capitalism, entered the 2020 race for president on Monday, becoming the first major candidate in what is likely to be a

2018

December

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  • Nine data points to watch when selling your home. As the housing market slows for the winter season and perhaps for the coming year, home sellers should be prepared for a shift to a more challenging sales environment. Here are nine data points to
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  • Five challenges facing new consumer bureau chief. Kathy Kraninger faces a slew of daunting challenges as the new director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Kraninger was confirmed by the Senate on Dec. 6 in a 50-49 party-line vote, and began her
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  • The real scandals are the ones we aren't looking at. You’ve got to hand it to Mick Mulvaney for his creativity. It was a year ago the former congressman and current Trump administration budget director was appointed to make the Consumer Financial Protection
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  • How much should first-time homebuyers spend?. New research sheds fresh light on one of the most frequently asked home-buying questions, especially for first-timers: With our annual income, what price house can we afford? Is there some handy rule of thumb?
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