Dodd-Frank Five Years Later—What’s Next?

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By Wallace Turbeville, Demos Five years ago on July 16, 2010, Congress enacted the Dodd-Frank Act. It promised unprecedented regulation of the financial sector so that the devastation of the 2008 financial crisis that was visited mostly on middle- and low-income Americans in the form of the...
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EEOC Says Anti-Gay Discrimination Is Illegal Sex Discrimination

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By People for the American Way The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the federal agency tasked with enforcing federal laws prohibiting job discrimination, issued an order yesterday with substantial impact on millions of people throughout the country.  In a case involving allegations of...
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Making the Case for the Clean Power Plan

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Rhea Suh, Natural Resources Defense Council I’m excited to tell you about NRDC’s new resource book on President Obama’s plan to cut the dangerous carbon pollution from our power plants. The book is called “Clean Power: The Case for Carbon Pollution Limits.”...
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How the CFPB’s Data Keeps Getting Better and Better

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By Mike Litt, U.S. PIRG America’s watchdog for financial consumers is turning 4 next Tuesday! Here’s the CFPB’s own blog post: 4 years working for you. In a lead up to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s birthday, we released our new report about mortgage complaints in the CFPB’s...
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Tell the Department of Labor to Stop Wall Street from Draining Your Retirement Account

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By Mike Hall & Kenneth Quinnell, AFL-CIO When you pay a financial adviser to help you invest your hard-earned retirement savings, you would assume that they would be required, by law, to have your best interests at heart. But because of loopholes in the rules, advisers can get away with......
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Kill a Worker? You’re Not a Criminal. Steal a Worker’s Pay? You Are One.

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By Rena Seinzor, Center for Progressive Reform Labor Secretary Tom Perez came into office pledging to create good jobs and take on the economic injustice that oppresses blue-collar workers, from raising the minimum wage and restoring unpaid overtime to combatting wage theft. Luckily, the head...
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Another Attempt to Delay Crucial Transportation Safeguards

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By Amanda Frank, Center for Effective Government A proposed bill in Congress would throw a wrench into transportation safety standards, just in time for many families’ summer travel plans. Sen. John Thune’s (R-SD) bill would eliminate the deadline for railroad companies to adopt...
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