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CFPB Possesses Unique Accountability Structure

CFPB Possesses Unique Accountability Structure

Consumer protection agency is sensibly structured to resist the dangers of client politics.

TARP Overseer Describes “Lost Opportunity” to Increase Small Business Lending

TARP Overseer Describes “Lost Opportunity” to Increase Small Business Lending

Report blames regulators’ lack of sufficient oversight in reviewing loan applications.

CFPB Seeks to Increase Oversight of Nonbank Student Loan Servicers

CFPB Seeks to Increase Oversight of Nonbank Student Loan Servicers

Proposed rule to protect nearly 50 million Americans with student loan debt.

Payouts from Foreclosure Settlement Begin

Payouts from Foreclosure Settlement Begin

Mortgage borrowers begin to receive relief from $9.3 billion settlement.

SEC Guidance on Social Media and Business Disclosures Stirs Controversy

SEC Guidance on Social Media and Business Disclosures Stirs Controversy

Many business professionals find SEC’s social media guidance insufficient.

CFPB Debuts an Expanded Consumer Complaint Database

CFPB Debuts an Expanded Consumer Complaint Database

To increase transparency, Bureau releases 90,000 consumer financial complaints

Which Federal Agency Can Police Futures Markets?

Which Federal Agency Can Police Futures Markets?

Federal appeals court holds that CFTC has exclusive regulatory authority over energy futures markets.

CFPB Reports to Congress on Fair Debt Collection Practices Act

CFPB Reports to Congress on Fair Debt Collection Practices Act

The agency will focus on promoting fairness for both consumers and law-abiding debt collectors.

Do Federal Regulations Impede Economic Growth?

Do Federal Regulations Impede Economic Growth?

Study finds increasing federal regulation does not impede GDP or job growth.

Decreasing the Deficit by Shifting Tax Enforcement

Decreasing the Deficit by Shifting Tax Enforcement

GAO report claims the IRS could significantly increase revenues with better enforcement.

Start-up Companies Await SEC Guidance on Equity Crowdfunding

Start-up Companies Await SEC Guidance on Equity Crowdfunding

Commission balances spurring investments with protecting investors.

Are Social Media Sites Engaging in Anti-Competitive Conduct?

Are Social Media Sites Engaging in Anti-Competitive Conduct?

A new paper dissects antitrust claims against social media.