Consumers May Get a Dose of Bad Medicine Named Mick Mulvaney

With the recent news that Richard Cordray, President Obama’s holdover appointee director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, is stepping down, consumer advocates nationwide are preparing for another disaster-of-the-week. To follow up on #45’s perfectly awful pairings of cabinet secretaries…
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The FCC Has It All Backwards on Competition and Consumers Will Pay the Price

The FCC just got a new chairman, Ajit Pai. I got to hear him talk at a recent consumer advisory meeting and I have to admit, he charmed me – at least at first. I got excited when he told…
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Why New Yorkers Are Speaking Out Against the Comcast/Time Warner Merger

Like Greenlining, the good folks over at Free Press have some serious concerns about the proposed merger between Comcast and Time Warner. Mary Alice Crim, Free Press’ Engagement and Events Director, has written a great blog post about Free Press’…
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Greenlining is Non-Partisan, but House Republicans Are Wrong

I woke up this morning in disbelief. Today, the Republican-led House of Representatives approved a package of bills with deceitful titles working to fundamentally weaken the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The proposals — supported by 10 Democrats and 232 Republicans…
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New Rules of the Road for Mortgage Lenders and Borrowers – Part II

In my last post, I discussed new protections that are effective this month for home buyers seeking a mortgage. But that’s just the start: The new mortgage rules from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau also protect you after you get your mortgage.…
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New Rules of the Road for Mortgage Lenders and Borrowers – Part I

If you’re current or aspiring homeowner, we have good news for you! Effective this month, new common-sense rules will help ensure that lenders treat borrowers fairly. The new rules come from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), a federal agency…
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