CFPB Arbitration Rule: Chamber Sides with Wall Street Over Consumers & Small Businesses

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By Grace Aylmer, Public Citizen The U.S. Chamber of Commerce wasted no time in opposing the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s final arbitration rule that was released Monday, criticizing it as a “brazen” act. Too often, consumers are blocked by “rip-off clauses”, a fine-print trick that...
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Deregulation Can Kill You

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By Ross Eisenbrey, Economic Policy Institute When you hear politicians singing the virtues of deregulation, remember the Grenfell Tower fire. Last month, 80 people, including young mothers and children, died in an inferno that destroyed the 24-story Grenfell Tower apartment building in London....
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The Unclean Water Rule

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By Evan Isaacson, the Center for Progressive Reform One question I’ve been asked a number of times over the last several years is, “What does the Clean Water Rule mean for the Chesapeake Bay?” With EPA’s recent proposal to repeal the rule, I’m once again hearing...
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On Labor Nominations, What a Difference a President Makes

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By Celine McNicholas, Economic Policy Institute Tomorrow, the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) is set to consider President Trump’s nominees to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), as well as Trump’s pick for Deputy Secretary of Labor. Both the NLRB...
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FDA: Vomiting, Burning, and Pain From Using Baby Wipes, Other Kids’ Cosmetics

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By Galen Roth, Environmental Working Group These are some of the effects children as young as 5 months experienced after using cosmetics and other personal care products, according to data collected by the Food and Drug Administration. The FDA received reports of adverse health effects caused...
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