CFPB Criticizes Banks Re Account Opening and Overdrafts, Offers Consumer Tips

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By Ed Mierzwinski, U.S. PIRG Today, right now, the CFPB is holding a field hearing in Louisville on problems consumers face when opening bank accounts. (If you miss the live video, it will be webcast-archived in a few days). A new CFPB report finds that access to bank accounts is...
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Risky Business: Court Requires EPA to Issue Financial Assurance Rules for Industries Handling Hazardous Waste

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By Katie Schaefer and Greg Wannier, Sierra Club Last Friday, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a settlement the Sierra Club and other environmental groups reached with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that establishes a timeline for the agency to issue regulations...
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Senator Warren on Attempts to Further Rig Our Justice System (H.R. 766)

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By Alexis Goldstein, Americans for Financial Reform In a speech on the Senate floor on February 3rd, Senator Elizabeth Warren described America’s criminal justice system as “rigged” in favor of big corporations and the wealthy and powerful. The Senator also condemned attempts in the House to...
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