By Supporting the Bank Lobbyist Act, the U.S. Chamber Puts Wall Street Profits Before Taxpayers

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By Craig Sandler, Public Citizen After the financial industry’s crash in 2008, taxpayers footed a bill for hundreds of billions of dollars for bank bailouts. In the wake of the crash, the U.S. government failed to prosecute any of the top bankers responsible for it. And, last December, the...
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Algae Outbreak Poisons Another City’s Drinking Water

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By Anne Weir Schechinger, Environmental Working Group An outbreak of poisonous algae has forced officials in Salem, Ore., to warn citizens that infants, children and vulnerable adults should not drink the city’s tap water. The advisory was issued May 29 and was lifted four days later, but on...
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CFPB Advisory Board Firing Debacle Exposes Insincere RFI Process

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By Christine Hines, National Association of Consumer Advocates This week, Mick Mulvaney, acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and his politicos unceremoniously fired all the members of its Consumer Advisory Board as well as the Community Bank Advisory Council and the...
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