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Consumer advocates descend on D.C. to push back against Trump policies
Consumer advocates who specialize in everything from finance to telecommunications are gathering in Washington, D.C. this week to plot how to resist Trump Administration moves they say weaken consumer protection. The gathering, the 51st Annual Consumer Assembly, is coordinated by the Consumer
Architect of Dodd-Frank repeal bill agrees to key change
The architect of House legislation that would repeal much of the Dodd-Frank law enacted after the financial crisis has agreed to make a key change to the bill, clearing the way for the full House to take up the measure in coming weeks
Trump signs executive actions to review tax regulations, roll back Dodd-Frank
President Trump signed a set of executive actions Friday ordering a review of significant 2016 tax regulations along with two separate reviews aimed at rolling back Dodd-Frank financial regulations. The president visited the Treasury Department to sign the actions, saying the administration wants
How investors might navigate Trump's likely reforms
It has become something of a parlor game to try to project the likely effects on investment markets of President Trump ’s multi-pronged financial initiatives. And even though the GOP now has control of Congress and a president from its own party to push legislation through in concert, the
OPINION: Why the CFPB is in danger of getting 'trumped'
Just beyond the Trump swelter of the hour, lawmakers have been busy concocting plans to dismantle key achievements of the Obama years. Among those accomplishments currently targeted is a concerted effort to destroy, defang, scrap (feel free to select the word) the Consumer Financial Protection
LeBron: The Sequel
This story appears in ESPN The Magazine's Feb. 27 Entertainment Issue. "When LeBron was playing with the Heat, they went to Cleveland, and he wanted to spend the night. They don't do overnights. Teams just don't. So now [coach Erik] Spoelstra has to text [president Pat] Riley and say, 'What do I do
Analysis: Trump's Dodd-Frank Rollback and the 'Little Guy'
Dear Readers: The ABC News Fixer works for the little guy. When this column helps someone who got overcharged on their cell phone bill or was underpaid on their insurance settlement, politics never enters into it. Having trouble with your mortgage? Bumped from a flight? Movers broke your furniture?
Trump Signs Executive Actions Targeting Wall Street and Banking Reforms
President Donald Trump signed two executive actions Friday related to financial regulations that take aim at Wall Street and banking regulations. One of the actions is an executive order directing the secretary of the Treasury to consult regulatory agencies and report to Trump about what can be
How Fed Rate Hikes Will Impact Borrowers Next Year
The Federal Reserve raised interest rates on Dec. 14 for only the second time in a decade. You probably saw some headlines about mortgage rates or credit card costs and then went back to furious holiday preparation or clicked on another story about Donald Trump . After all, what’s a quarter point?