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U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

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  • Agent's closing gift to buyer won't violate real estate law

    Agent's closing gift to buyer won't violate real estate law
    Q: I recently got my license as a real estate agent and have a question about the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act. I just completed a transaction and settlement is scheduled before the end of the year. I was thinking of giving my client (the buyer)...
  • Pentagon reforms aim to curb predatory sales targeting troops

    By David Alexander WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Moving to curb predatory sales practices targeting U.S. military personnel, the Pentagon said on Friday it was reforming its payment system for troops to prevent them from using direct salary deductions to buy...
  • Choose your payment methods wisely for holiday shopping

    Choose your payment methods wisely for holiday shopping
    With holiday shopping gearing up, a plethora of stressful decisions includes not only what you buy and how much you spend but how you pay. Cash, credit card, debit card, prepaid card, electronic and mobile payment, personal check, layaway, deferred-...
  • Gansler to join Washington law firm in January

    Gansler to join Washington law firm in January
    Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler said Tuesday that he will join a Washington law firm when he leaves office next month after eight years as Maryland's top lawyer. Gansler, whose term ends Jan. 12, will become a partner in BuckleySandler LLP, where...
  • Corinthian Colleges again runs afoul of Nasdaq listing rules

    Corinthian Colleges again runs afoul of Nasdaq listing rules
    In the latest sign of trouble for Orange County-based Corinthian Colleges Inc., the for-profit college operator said Wednesday it is not in compliance with Nasdaq rules after failing to file financial reports for the last two quarters. Corinthian said...
  • Nasdaq warns Corinthian Colleges on failure to file financial reports

    Nasdaq warns Corinthian Colleges on failure to file financial reports
    Santa Ana-based Corinthian Colleges Inc. said Wednesday it received a warning that it is not in compliance with Nasdaq rules, after the company failed to file its last two quarterly financial reports. If Corinthian does not come up with a plan to...
  • U.S. says debt collector cheated 6,000 people in scheme

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. authorities arrested seven people on Tuesday for what they said was a multimillion-dollar scam by a debt collection company that victimized more than 6,000 people, and a prosecutor said a wider crackdown was underway. Williams...
  • U.S. students need more help dealing with loan companies

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - U.S. students are still largely on their own to protect themselves when they are struggling to repay their debt, despite the government's condemnation of some education loan servicers' unfair, deceptive and illegal practices. In a...
  • New rules would boost consumer protections for prepaid cards

    The nation's top consumer financial watchdog is taking aim at the booming but lightly regulated prepaid card industry with new rules to protect customers from the vagaries of bank-like operations. The proposal to be released Thursday by the Consumer...
  • Republicans have no mandate because they offered no agenda

    Republicans have no mandate because they offered no agenda
    In the early 3rd century B.C., after King Pyrrhus of Epirus again took brutal casualties in defeating the Romans, he told one person who offered congratulations, "If we are victorious in one more battle with the Romans, we shall be utterly ruined." In...
  • Early look at potential 2016 presidential candidates, as seen by the opposing party

     Early look at potential 2016 presidential candidates, as seen by the opposing party
    Americans must immediately turn their attention to the 2016 presidential election, because time is meaningless, two years is a mere 730 days and it's not like we have much else going on anyway. So focus in, people. This is important stuff. As we...