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Sunday, December 17, 2017
Jim Puzzanghera
consumer bureau

One Job, 2 Chiefs As Drama Builds At Consumer Bureau

Two officials with starkly different views of the job staked claims Monday to be the acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in a dramatic showdown over the leadership of the independent watchdog that spilled into a federal courtroom.

November 28, 2017

For Consumers, Fed’s Expected Rate Hike Is Unlikely To Cause Shock And Awe

Federal Reserve policymakers are expected to end months of speculation Wednesday and raise a key interest rate for the first time in nearly a decade. But for average Americans hoping for noticeably higher returns on their savings or fearing a sharp increase on credit card, auto loan or mortgage rates, the waiting is likely to continue.

December 15, 2015
dollar bill money pieces

In Search Of A Way To Defuse The Debt Limit Brinkmanship

It’s time to stop party brinkmanship over this issue.

October 20, 2015
Jorge Villalba poses for a portrait on Sept. 3, 2015 in Encino, Calif. Villaba is struggling to pay off student loan debt. (Brian van der Brug/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Soaring Student Loan Burden Poses Risk To Economic Growth

The debt weighs down millions of Americans who might otherwise buy homes or start businesses.

September 15, 2015

U.S. Employers Add 173,000 Jobs In August; Unemployment Rate Falls To 5.1 Percent

The low headline number was well below analyst expectations for 223,000 net new jobs, and down from July’s strong 245,000 figure.

September 4, 2015
Net Neutrality, FCC, Bipartisan Bill, Internet, Regulations, Telecom Industry, Politics

Potential For A Bipartisan Bill On Net Neutrality Emerges In Congress

The possibility of a net neutrality bill heats up as Democrats and Republicans clash over negotiations on online traffic prohibitions on Internet service providers.

March 25, 2015

Net Neutrality Regulations Released By FCC; Industry Lawsuit Expected

Net neutrality opponents aren’t ready to give up yet.

March 12, 2015

Obama Says He Learned Of Clinton’s Private Emails From News Reports

The uproar over Hillary Clinton’s use of email as secretary of State shows no signs of letting up.

March 9, 2015
unemployment at all time low

U.S. Adds Surprisingly Strong 295,000 Jobs, But Wage Growth Slows

February was another strong month for the U.S. economy.

March 6, 2015

Consumer Spending Rose In January After Adjusting For Low Gas Prices

Consumer spending is on the rebound, according to the Dept of Commerce.

March 2, 2015

FCC Tightens Internet Oversight With New Net Neutrality Rules

Learn more about the FCC’s new net neutrality rules.

February 27, 2015

FCC Chief Cites Wireless Industry As Precedent In Net Neutrality Proposal

The FCC is expected to approve net neutrality on Thursday.

February 24, 2015

House GOP Probes White House Role In FCC’s Net-Neutrality Proposal

Congressional Republicans aren’t ready to give up the fight against net neutrality.

February 9, 2015

FCC Chairman Proposes Tough Net Neutrality Rules Advocated By Obama

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler is stepping up for net neutrality.

February 4, 2015

Economic Growth Slows Sharply In 4th Quarter To 2.6 Percent Annual Rate

Economic growth, while lower than expected, remains solid.

January 30, 2015
ouse Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) (Photo: House GOP via Flickr)

Republicans In Congress Begin New Effort To Water Down Dodd-Frank Law

Congressional Republicans wasted no time before trying to roll back Wall Street reforms.

January 14, 2015

House Approves Volcker Rule Delay Despite Obama Veto Threat

The House is continuing to chip away at Wall Street regulations.

January 14, 2015

Fewest Job Cuts Announced Last Year Since 1997, Challenger Says

New data suggest that the labor market is getting stronger.

January 8, 2015
jobs

Private-Sector Job Growth Picked Up In December, ADP Reports

Private-sector job growth is still accelerating in the U.S.

January 7, 2015
jobs

Poll Finds Most Optimism About Quality Jobs Since Before Recession

Americans are feeling much better about the state of the economy.

December 22, 2014

Private Sector Added 208,000 Net New Jobs In November, ADP Says

The economy is continuing its steady stretch of job growth.

December 3, 2014

GOP Congressional Majority Likely To Change Way It Crunches Numbers

GOP-backed tax cuts look too expensive — so Congress is declaring war on math.

December 1, 2014

FCC Chief Wants More Money For High-Speed Internet Access At Schools

73 percent of schools in rural districts do not have any schools that meet FCC guidelines for high-speed Internet access, but FCC chairman Tom Wheeler has a plan to change that shocking statistic.

November 17, 2014

Six Major Banks Fined $4.3 Billion For Attempted Currency Manipulation

Learn more about the latest black eye for the financial industry.

November 12, 2014

Economy Added 214,000 Jobs In October; Unemployment Rate Down To 5.8 Percent

The economy posted another solid, though somewhat disappointing, month of job growth in October.

November 7, 2014