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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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