Would forgiving student loans benefit the neediest?

by Ben Bradford Jun 26, 2019
Progressive economists dispute who would benefit most from erasing higher-education debt.
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Tax the rich! OK … but how?

by Jana Kasperkevic Mar 12, 2019
Lawmakers have a lot of ideas … can they make any of them a reality?
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Where Elizabeth Warren stands on economic issues

by Janet Nguyen Dec 31, 2018
"America's middle class is under attack," the Massachusetts senator says in Monday's presidential announcement.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) addresses the media outside of her home in Cambridge, Massachusetts, after announcing she formed an exploratory committee for a 2020 presidential run on Monday.
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Sen. Warren goes after housing affordability

by Mitchell Hartman Oct 3, 2018
We keep hearing about an affordability crisis in housing. Home prices and rents are going up, while wages aren’t keeping pace. Add to that the shortage of homes for sale because builders aren’t building enough and current homeowners aren’t putting…
A worker carries lumber while building a new home in Petaluma, California.
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Mulvaney on the CFPB: "We need to be a regulator, not somebody's child"

by Kai Ryssdal Apr 20, 2018
The acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau talks about the agency's decision to fine Wells Fargo.
Then Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-SC) testifies before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee during his confirmation hearing to be the next director of the Office of Management and Budget on Jan. 24, 2017 in Washington, DC.
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How Elizabeth Warren learned personal bankruptcy isn't a rich people problem

by Jana Kasperkevic Apr 10, 2018
Personal bankruptcy is a middle-class problem, says Sen. Elizabeth Warren.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) listens to testimony from witnesses during a Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee hearing.
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Elizabeth Warren: "Equifax may actually make money off this breach"

by Molly Wood, Stephanie Hughes, and Shaheen Ainpour Feb 28, 2018
The Massachusetts senator thinks the credit-rating agency got off easy.
Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, above, and Virginia Sen. Mark Warner are introducing legislation that would levy harsh penalties for security breaches at credit-rating agencies.
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Consumer watchdog agency is at risk under Trump

by Nancy Marshall-Genzer Mar 8, 2017
S0me Republicans want major changes to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
President Donald Trump signs executive orders, including one to review the Dodd-Frank financial reform law, under which the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau was created.
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Clawbacks often leave out the clawing

by , and Sep 20, 2016
Policies that allow companies to take back bonuses are common but rarely used.
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Elizabeth Warren to run for Senate

by Kai Ryssdal Sep 13, 2011
This final note today. Elizabeth Warren's sick and tired and she's not going to take it anymore. So she's going to run for the Senate. She's hopi...

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