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DC walking tour: The CFPB friends and foes

Jul 21, 2011
Economy 4.0's David Brancaccio takes us to the government institutions that can help -- and hurt -- the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Sen. Mark Warner: 'It's time for us to do the right thing'

Jul 20, 2011
Sen. Mark Warner of the "Gang of Six" discusses how he feels about the debt ceiling negotiations, and whether the group's proposed deficit-reduction plan can pass.

Economist: 'Gang of Six' has best debt-ceiling plan

Jul 20, 2011
Richard DeKaser, an economist with the Parthenon Group in Boston, explains why he thinks the bipartisan group's 'grand bargain' has the greatest chance at passing.

'Gang of Six' Senators propose debt compromise

Jul 20, 2011
A new package in the works would not only raise the debt ceiling, but would also take a bite out of the nation's public debt. But could it pass in time for the August 2nd default deadline?

Lobbyists are slowing Dodd-Frank rulemaking

Jul 20, 2011
Soon to be one year since it was passed, the financial reform law is getting a lot of attention from industry lobbyists trying to sway its rules in their favor.

Balanced-budget amendment would do what?

Jul 19, 2011
A Republican proposal for an amendment requiring the U.S. government to balance its budget won't pass Congress. But it's worth looking at why the government doesn't have that requirement.

Where are women in the debt talks?

Jul 19, 2011
Besides House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, there are no women in the leadership of the debt ceiling debates. Congresswoman Susan Davis, a Democrat from California, says that should change.

The details of the latest debt ceiling plans

Jul 18, 2011
There are a lot of different debt ceiling plans in progress right now in Washington, but will any get through before the Aug. 2nd deadline?

New nominee for consumer finance protection

Jul 18, 2011
Richard Cordray, former attorney general of Ohio, is the nominee to head the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. But is any alternative to Elizabeth Warren, the interim head of the bureau, acceptable to Republicans who oppose the agency?

Richard Cordray new pick for consumer bureau head

Jul 18, 2011
President Obama today will not announce Elizabeth Warren to be his nominee to head the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Former Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray is expected to get the nomination.

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