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Stirring up a fight, Obama names consumer watchdog

SHAKER HEIGHTS, Ohio — Defying Republican lawmakers, President Barack Obama on Wednesday barreled by the Senate and installed a national consumer watchdog on his own, provoking GOP threats of a constitutional showdown in the courts. Setting a fierce tone in ...

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Nascent CFPB’s future, structure and authority come under early attack

A new federal agency tasked with regulating the nation’s consumer financial industry — including everything from debt collection practices to mandatory arbitration clauses in consumer contracts — launched last week. And its future couldn’t be more unclear. The Consumer Financial ...

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Some airline passenger-protection rules delayed

The federal government is delaying some airline consumer-protection rules for several months, after airline groups said they needed more time to prepare for the changes. The delayed rules include disclosing the full cost of travel in advertisements, requiring baggage fees ...

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