Will Wells Fargo CEO Tell Senate “No Clawbacks” of Exec’s Golden Parachute?

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By Ed Mierzwinski, U.S. PIRG Wells Fargo Chairman and CEO John Stumpf goes before the Senate Banking Committee Tuesday (9/20 at 10am ET, watch live) to explain the recent $185 million in combined civil penalties by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), the U.S. Office of the...
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Is Mitch McConnell Attacking Consumer Rights to Protect His Own Wallet?

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By Robert Weissman, Public Citizen Last week, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) fined Wells Fargo $185 million for the astounding abuse of opening more than two million unauthorized deposit and credit card accounts. Now, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is employing...
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Power Plan Foes from Mars, Backers from Venus (Earth Really)

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By David Doniger, Natural Resources Defense Council In less than two weeks, nine judges on the Court of Appeals in Washington will hear arguments over the Clean Power Plan, the centerpiece of this country’s action on climate change.  At stake are limits on the nation’s biggest single source of...
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