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  1. Press: Mulvaney leading Consumer Financial Protection Bureau over a cliff
    Accounts of the slow death of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau are not exaggerations. In his just released report to Congress, the agency’s acting director, Mick Mulvaney, was clear about his mission. “The bureau is… | Apr 12, 2018
  2. Featured: Our online Consumer Services Guide updated for 2018
    Visitors to ConsumerServicesGuide.org can easily find the appropriate resources for the issue they need to resolve. A search for an organization name, state and/or keywords will offer matching results. Or, users can browse the database… | Apr 04, 2018
  3. Press: Trump is systematically backing off consumer protections
    President Trump and the regulators he appointed are taking a far less aggressive approach to consumer protection than their predecessors, delaying key regulations and imposing fewer penalties against financial institutions and other corporations accused of… | Mar 07, 2018
  4. Press: Trump administration has plans to defang CFPB
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau was created after the financial crisis to protect Americans from being ripped off by financial firms. Now, President Trump's interim appointee to run the bureau, Mick Mulvaney, is making radical changes… | Feb 13, 2018
  5. Press: The fight to control the CFPB isn’t over yet
    Weeks into a legal and political dispute at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the case of the two popes is far from being settled. There are multiple ongoing litigation efforts — with the potential to be appealed all… | Dec 14, 2017
  6. Press: Slowdown in consumer protection predicted at CFPB
    President Trump is widely expected to name Mick Mulvaney, who currently serves as head of the White House Office of Management and Budget, as interim director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau... Before joining the Trump White House,… | Nov 21, 2017
  7. Press: We need a watchdog at Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
    The federal agency charged with safeguarding consumers is in jeopardy. Richard Cordray, the director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, announced last week that he’s leaving by the end of the month. Cordray’s departure gives… | Nov 17, 2017
  8. Press: Trump administration cancels hundreds of Obama-era regulations
    The White House has frozen or withdrawn hundreds of planned rules, a move aimed at bolstering the economy but that scraps proposed protections for workers and the environment. | Jul 21, 2017
  9. Press: How House bill would dismantle Dodd-Frank reforms
    The House of Representatives is preparing to vote on Thursday on a bill intended to make sweeping changes to the financial regulatory system. Here are some of the most significant changes in the nearly 600-page… | Jun 08, 2017
  10. Press: The Bureau of resistance
    The independent Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) emerged as a part of Dodd-Frank, the sweeping financial-regulation legislation passed in 2010 that Trump has repeatedly promised to dismantle. It doesn’t seem likely to slow down in… | Apr 19, 2017
  11. Press: Your wallet will suffer if this agency is gutted
    Most every American who has a credit card or mortgage or bank account or personal or student loan, or who cares about their credit rating, has benefited in some way from the Consumer Financial Protection… | Mar 16, 2017
  12. Press: Trump pledges to ease regulations of community banks
    Banks are reporting record profits, but the Trump administration has promised to roll back financial industry regulations. | Mar 10, 2017
  13. Press: Congressional attack on prepaid card protections
    Consumers are on the brink of having the first legal protections on prepaid cards. But the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) Prepaid card rule is under attack by GOP members of Congress doing the bidding… | Feb 07, 2017
  14. Press: New regime plans to ‘trump’ consumer protections
    Statement by Linda Sherry, Director, National Priorities, Consumer Action President Trump’s announcement today to dismantle the Dodd-Frank financial protection law and cripple the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) puts average Americans’ finances at risk.  U.S.… | Feb 03, 2017
  15. Press: Doctors are cutting opioids, even if it hurts patients
    More than half of doctors across America are curtailing opioid prescriptions, and nearly 1 in 10 have stopped prescribing the drugs, according to a new nationwide online survey. But even as physicians retreat from opioids,… | Jan 03, 2017
  16. Press: Thanks, Wells Fargo, for being such a bunch of weasels
    Thanks to you [Wells Fargo], legislation aimed at killing the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act is now on life support. The bill’s proponents still insist that banks be freed from burdensome regulations.… | Sep 16, 2016
  17. Press: Self-driving Tesla was involved in fatal crash, U.S. says
    In a statement, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said preliminary reports indicated that the crash occurred when a tractor-trailer made a left turn in front of the Tesla, and the car failed to apply… | Jul 01, 2016
  18. Featured: CONSUMER GROUPS outline a ‘robust agenda’ for 2015
    Eight of the nation’s leading consumer organizations called on President Obama and lawmakers to help “level the playing field for consumers” by supporting a comprehensive agenda for consumer rights. | Jan 13, 2015
  19. News: Consumer Action INSIDER - October 2014
    Table of Contents What people are saying Did… | Oct 01, 2014
  20. Korean: California Car Buyer’s Bill of Rights (Korean)
    2006년 7월1일부터 캘리포니아의 자동차 바이어는 새로운 권리를 누릴 수 있게 됩니다. 차 바이어의 권리 헌장은 캘리포니아에서 수백만대의 차들이 거래되는 방식을 바꾸게 될 것입니다.
  21. Vietnamese: California Car Buyer’s Bill of Rights (Vietnamese)
    Kể từ ngày 1 tháng bảy, 2006 các người mua xe ở California được quyền mới. Bản Tuyên Bố Quyền Hạn của Người Mua Xe sẽ thay đổi cách hàng triệu chiếc xe được mua và bán tại California.
  22. English: California Car Buyer’s Bill of Rights
    California car buyers have important rights that have changes the way millions of cars are bought and sold in California. | Jun 16, 2006
  23. Spanish: California Car Buyer’s Bill of Rights (Spanish)
    Los compradores de autos en California tienen nuevos derechos importantes a partir del 1º de julio de 2006. La Declaración de Derechos del Comprador de un Auto cambiará la forma en que se compran y… | Jun 16, 2006
  24. Chinese: California Car Buyer’s Bill of Rights (Chinese)
    由2006年7月1日開始, 有一項重大的新聞是與加州購車者有關的。這項購車者權利法案將改變加州成千上萬的汽車買賣方式。
 

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