Consumer Affairs

Tougher payday loan rules remain in place

May 17, 2018

Tougher rules governing the payday lending industry will remain in place after Congress allowed a deadline to overrule them pass

The Latest: Supreme Court clears way for sports betting

May 15, 2018

The Supreme Court has cleared the way for states to legalize betting on sports, breaking a longtime ban and creating a potential financial boon for states and the gambling industry

Watchdog agency signals less focus on student loan abuses

May 9, 2018

Watchdog agency will put student loans on the back burner, despite nationwide issues with borrowers struggling to repay their loans, the latest reorganization announced by the Trump administration for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

US House nullifies anti-discrimination rule for car loans

May 8, 2018

The GOP-led House has voted to kill guidance from a consumer protection agency aimed at ensuring lenders don't charge minority consumers more on car loans

Obama man Cordray, populist Kucinich in Ohio governor fight

May 7, 2018

A former consumer watchdog under President Barack Obama is fighting an unexpectedly close Democratic gubernatorial primary in Ohio against a former congressman with a catchy populist slogan.

Maple, honey producers not sweet on added sugars label

May 1, 2018

Pure maple syrup and honey producers aren't sweet on a plan to label their pure natural products as containing added sugars

Restaurants calm customers, say their romaine is safe

Apr 27, 2018

Romaine remains on the menu around US as restaurants say they're getting safe lettuce

Consumer watchdog becomes alphabet soup of controversy

Apr 24, 2018

Under its acting director Mick Mulvaney, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau increasingly has been pushing publicly to have it referred to as the "Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection" by lawmakers and the media, in an effort to rebrand the bureau

Feds widen safety probes of Ford, VW and Nissan vehicles

Apr 24, 2018

The U.S. government's highway safety agency is expanding three investigations for brake and air bag troubles that could affect more than 2.3 million vehicles from Ford, Volkswagen and Nissan

Wells Fargo fined $1B for mortgage, auto lending abuses

Apr 20, 2018

Wells Fargo fined a combined $1 billion by federal regulators for abuses tied to its mortgage and auto lending businesses

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