| Jul 15, 2013
| 7:07 PM
Thomas E. Perez, the Marylander nominated by President Barack Obama to lead the U.S. Department of Labor, is set to face a critical vote in the Senate this week that puts his confirmation in the middle of a blistering battle over the use of the...
| Jul 17, 2013
Faced with another crisis over one of its least democratic traditions, the U.S. Senate appears to have blown off enough steam to avoid a messy and divisive showdown over the use of the filibuster. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and a handful of...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 6:26 PM
Senate leaders struck a deal Tuesday to avoid a showdown over the use of filibusters, ending a political drama and clearing the way for Marylander Thomas E. Perez to win confirmation as head of the Labor Department.
After days of escalating rhetoric,...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 8:33 PM
WASHINGTON — The nation's consumer watchdog for credit cards, mortgages and other financial products is set to emerge from a legal cloud that threatened its authority after a Senate deal paved the way for confirmation of its director.
| Apr 27, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Michele and Russell Poland's credit was shot, but they managed to buy their suburban dream home anyway.
After a business bankruptcy and a home foreclosure, they turned to a rare option in this era of tightfisted banking — a subprime loan.
| Jun 11, 2013
| 4:00 AM
After years of consumers paying steep fees for overdraft protection that, in some cases, they didn't even ask for, the government stepped in three years ago. Now, banks must get consumers OK — or opt-in — before covering ATM and debit card...
| May 31, 2013
| 8:21 PM
WASHINGTON — A settlement between the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and a Texas home builder is drawing renewed attention to a controversial issue that was prominent during the years preceding the housing bubble: kickbacks in home...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 2:46 PM
Consumer advocates welcomed a federal effort aiming to prevent predatory mortgage lending at a town hall in Baltimore on Thursday, but expressed worries that new rules would not halt discrimination.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau unveiled a...
| Jan 7, 2013
| 6:52 AM
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will hold a hearing in Baltimore on Thursday, Jan. 10, to talk about mortgage policy. This will be the first field hearing by the agency in Baltimore.
It’s open to the public.
Consumers can get a chance...
| May 17, 2013
| 5:24 AM
Buenas noticias para los consumidores hispanos del sur de Florida!
La Oficina para la Protección Financiera del Consumidor (CFPB) lanzó esta semana su sitio web en español: www.consumerfinance.gov/es, que también puedes usar en tu móvil, y que te...
| Nov 16, 2012
| 4:15 PM
There can be unseemly exposure of the mind as well as of the body, as the progressive mind is exposed in the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, a creature of the labyrinthine Dodd-Frank legislation. Judicial dismantling of the CFPB would affirm the...