Time to Defend CFPB as Senate Banking Committee Aims Sights at It

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By Ed Mierzwinski, U.S. PIRG While the House Financial Services Committee has held numerous hearings and voted out numerous bills attacking the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and consumer protection generally in this Congress, the Senate Banking Committee had largely been on hiatus...
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The First of a Wave of Junk Economic Reports About the New Overtime Rule Has Washed Ashore

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By Ross Eisenbrey, Economic Policy Institute The Department of Labor (DOL) is about to release a final rule that will require overtime pay for millions of salaried employees who currently can be required to work long hours for no more pay than they receive for a 40-hour week. This will...
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Beware of BPA: New Report Finds Toxic Substance Widespread in Canned Foods

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By Mollie Rosenzweig, Center for Progressive Reform Consumers, take note: Last week, Clean Production Action published a troubling new report, Buyer Beware: Toxic BPA and regrettable substitutes found in the linings of canned food, on the presence of toxic bisphenol-A (BPA) in canned foods. The...
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Treasury Acts to Curb Inversions

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By Hunter Blair, Economic Policy Institute Yesterday, the Treasury Department took laudable regulatory action to discourage corporate inversions, a tax evasion maneuver where U.S. multinational corporations merge with much smaller foreign corporations in order to move the corporation, on paper,...
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