Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
The last three US presidents have all had relatively weak stances on busting monopolies, which has led to worsening America's income inequality.
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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has been targeting rich predators, even under Donald Trump. Now the White House is mounting a legally flimsy takeover that could directly affect your quality of life.
In a major victory for Wall Street, the Senate killed the rule by one vote, cast by Vice President Mike Pence. Republican Senators Lindsey Graham and John Kennedy voted with the Democrats against repeal.
The bank became notorious last year for creating fake accounts on behalf of customers. Now it's trying to kill a class-action lawsuit over shady debit card fees.
At the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas, payday lenders strategized about how to keep profiting on the backs of regular people.
The US agency charged with protecting consumers from financial abuse unveiled a proposal on Thursday that would limit short-term borrowings known as "payday" loans, which can carry interest rates as high as 390 percent.
In conjunction with its third anniversary, the Occupy splinter organization Strike Debt purchase helped relieve the debts of nearly 3,000 individuals across the country.