CFPB Arbitration Rule Receives Strong and Widespread Public Support

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By Amanda Werner, Public Citizen The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) proposed rule to restrict forced arbitration – a tactic banks and lenders use to block consumers from challenging illegal behavior in court – has been met with widespread support. Below are selected...
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Five Years Ago Today: When Obama Put Politics Ahead of the Public Interest

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By James Goodwin, Center for Progressive Reform September 2, 2011, was a lot like today, the Friday before a long holiday weekend.  While many were already turning their attention to backyard barbecues and afternoon naps in hammocks, the then-Administrator of the White House Office of...
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Courage in the Bakken: Opposing Dakota Access Pipeline

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By Joshua Axelrod, Natural Resources Defense Council It was the classic midsummer sneak: issue permits for a controversial project when you think people aren’t paying attention. In late July, in a move that reverberated from North Dakota to Illinois and then around the world, the Dakota Access...
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