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U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

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  • Analysis: We're now getting Obama Unfiltered

    WASHINGTON "With the Patriots in town, I was worried that 11 out of 12 of them would fall flat." "They're just wrong." "They're like, 'I don't want to work, I just want a free Obama phone.'" Of late, the president doesn't sound like pedantic Barack...
  • Ask a Real Estate Pro: Mortgage changes could add weeks to closing process

    Ask a Real Estate Pro: Mortgage changes could add weeks to closing process
    Board-certified real estate lawyer Gary M. Singer writes about the housing market at SunSentinel.com/business/realestate each Friday. To ask him a question, go to SunSentinel.com/askpro Q: We are looking for a new home and just heard that the way we will...
  • Warren has irked Obama before, but trade deepens their rift

    When President Barack Obama huffed that Elizabeth Warren, the Massachusetts senator and established liberal star, was a "politician like everybody else" he revealed a rift that predates the current hostilities between the two Democrats over trade. Though...
  • Student loan hassles to be probed by federal agency

    Student loan hassles to be probed by federal agency
    If you've run into problems with your student loan, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau wants to hear from you. The agency said Thursday it was "launching a public inquiry into student loan servicing practices that can make paying back loans a...
  • Consumer agency opens review of student loan services

    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau opened a public inquiry Thursday into student loan servicing practices that it says can make paying back loans "stressful or harmful." Private and federal student loan debt totals more than $1.2 trillion. Loans...
  • Student loan services have trillions of reasons to keep customers in debt

    Student loan services have trillions of reasons to keep customers in debt
    Do companies that service student loans make more money when they provide less service? The federal government's consumer watchdog wants to see what changes can be made to help the 40 million people with student loan debt save money and avoid default....
  • Synchrony Bank wasn't in sync

    Synchrony Bank wasn't in sync
    Synchrony Bank chose its new name to show it's in "sync" with its customers. It sure wasn't in sync with Mary Supina of Lower Macungie Township. She told me she mailed the bank a check to buy a certificate of deposit and the bank cashed it twice,...
  • Planning to retire in place? Retrofit now

    Planning to stay put in retirement? Get your home ready now. Here are the key factors to consider: 1. It pays to retrofit. Basic design and structural modifications to a one-story home cost an average of $9,000 to $12,000, according to The MetLife...
  • SEC says for-profit ITT college executives engaged in fraud

    SEC says for-profit ITT college executives engaged in fraud
    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission levied fraud allegations Tuesday against a major for-profit college company, accusing ITT Educational Services Inc. of hiding the “extraordinary failure” of two student loan programs from investors....
  • Verizon Wireless, Sprint settle allegations of bogus charges

    Verizon Wireless will pay $90 million and Sprint $68 million to settle charges that the mobile giants allowed phony charges on their customers' monthly bills so they could keep a cut of the profit, federal regulators announced Tuesday. The two mobile...
  • Verizon and Sprint to pay $158 million to settle mobile cramming case

    Verizon and Sprint to pay $158 million to settle mobile cramming case
    Verizon Communications Inc. and Sprint Corp. have agreed to pay a combined $158 million, including at least $120 million in consumer refunds, to settle federal and state investigations into allegations mobile customers were improperly billed for premium...