Wall Street Journal Invents Reasons for Trump to Gut Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

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By Alex Morash, Media Matters for America Will Right-Wing Media’s Campaign To Destroy The Consumer Watchdog Succeed Under Trump? The Wall Street Journal’s editorial board joined Republican senators in urging the president-elect to fire the director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau...
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Workers Breathe Easier: Why We’re Celebrating OSHA’s Beryllium Rule

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By Emily Gardner and Sammy Almashat, Public Citizen Workers across the country can now literally breathe easier. Last Friday, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a new rule to protect workers from beryllium exposure.  According to OSHA, the new rule will save 94...
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Internet Users Beware: Marsha Blackburn — a Diehard Net Neutrality Foe — Is Now in Charge of a Powerful House Subcommittee

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By Dana Floberg, Free Press Bad news: Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R–Tennessee) is the new chair of the House of Representatives’ Subcommittee on Communications and Technology. That’s the body charged with overseeing the Federal Communications Commission and the Federal Trade Commission, and it’s...
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Two of the Nation’s Three Largest Credit Reporting Agencies Deceived Consumers About the Value and Cost of their Products

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By Veronica Meffe, Americans for Financial Reform The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)’s first enforcement action of 2017 will return more than $17 million to consumers who were deceived into purchasing unneeded credit reporting products. On January 3, 2017, the CFPB issued a consent...
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