This former political operative now helps tech companies wrangle government

Sep 24, 2018
Bradley Tusk's new book "The Fixer" is about breaking the rules while respecting regulation.
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Your student loan company just changed the terms of your agreement. What do you do next?

Sep 20, 2018
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau helps you handle problems you’re having with a financial service or product. Here’s how that process works.
A poster of evidence is presented by then-U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Preet Bharara during a press conference on May 7, 2013 in New York City.
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China's government could become more child friendly

A nation known for its two-child policy per family has removed references to family planning in a draft of sweeping civil code. Does this mean the end of birth limits?
This file picture taken on March 5, 2017 shows a child holding a national flag as he sits on the shoulders of a man after the flag raising ceremony on Tiananmen Square, before the opening of the National People's Congress in Beijing. China appears poised to scrap its two-child policy, with a state-run newspaper on Aug. 27 citing a draft civil code that would overhaul decades of controversial family planning rules. 
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How the Fed has changed

Jul 12, 2018
A brief look at how five Fed chairs shifted the culture of the central bank.
Federal Reserve Board Chairman Jerome Powell testifies before the House Financial Services Committee in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill Feb. 27, 2018 in Washington, D.C. 
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Mexican elections could bring shift to the left

Jun 29, 2018
Voters in Mexico go the polls on Sunday for nationwide elections to pick a new president, members of Congress, and regional and local leaders. The front-runner for president by a long shot is Andrés Manuel López Obrador, known by his initials AMLO. He promises to take the country in a very different direction from the more […]

Another government shutdown might be around the corner

Jun 21, 2018
Elected officials have a lot of work to do by the end of the year.
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With the nomination of Kathy Kraninger to lead the CFPB, what can we expect from the agency?

Jun 18, 2018
President Donald Trump has nominated a permanent director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the agency created after the financial crisis. The nominee, Kathy Kraninger, is a federal budget official. We take a look at why the White House chose her and how the bureau has changed since its inception. Click the audio player above […]

HUD proposal could lead to low-income tenants paying higher rents

Jun 6, 2018
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has unveiled a plan that could raise rents for millions of people who get federal housing assistance. The U.S. Congress has begun deliberating the proposal, and that has people who get assistance from HUD waiting anxiously to find out whether changes are coming and what that might […]

Amsterdam moves to curb disruptive tourism

May 28, 2018
While the city of Amsterdam only has a population of around 850,000 people, it gets around 18 million visitors each year. That has consequences for the quality of life of the people who live there. To curb the worst effects for local people the city authorities are adopting some new measures, like limiting the number of days […]