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Private Equity Destroyed my Job
09/15/21, Inequality.org
Also appeared in: Otherwords

Companies backed by private-equity firms got $5 billion out of $2 trillion in federal Covid relief
09/15/21, NBC News

Corporate Property-Buying Spree May Make Housing Even Less Affordable Amid COVID
09/13/21, Portside 

ETFs: how to balance freedom and investor protection? Disclose the downside 
09/13/21, Financial Times

Brown, Wyden Unveil Major New Legislation to Tax Stock Buybacks 
09/10/21, Sherrod Brown Press Release 

Advocates Call on Biden to Nominate Fed Chair Who Will Address Climate-Related Financial Risk
09/09/21, CommonDream

The Big SPAC Crackdown
09/02/21, New York Magazine

Clash among progressives is boosting the Fed chief’s path to keeping his job
09/01/21, Politico

Private Equity’s Potential Payday From Build Back Better
08/31/21, The American Prospect

Banks Brace for Overdraft Scrutiny From Biden’s Bank Regulators
08/31/21, Bloomberg Law

WI Plant Closure Seen as Example for Private-Equity Reform
08/26/21, Public News Service
Also appeared in: The Mountain Dispatch, Seehafer News, Minnesota News Connection, KPFA-FM, WFDL-FM, WMUU LPFM, WIDE-LP, WXVM-FM, WJMT-AM, WXPR-FM, Argus Sun, WAUP-LP, WXPW-FM

Corporate Property-Buying Spree May Make Housing Even Less Affordable Amid COVID
08/20/21, Truthout

Ricardo Valadez, Lee McIntyre & Harvey Kaye | The Nomiki Show 08-18-21
08/18/21, The Nomiki Show

Bitcoin Fans Are Suddenly a Political Force
08/16/21, The Wall Street Journal

Progressive Opposition to Jerome Powell Clouds His Chances for Second Term as Fed Chairman
08/10/21, The Wall Street Journal

Booker, Warren Reintroduce Bill to Crack Down on Bank Overdraft Fees
08/09/21, Insider NJ

Robinhood gets paid for each trade on its platform. Regulators are skeptical of the practice, but what retail traders think is more complicated.
08/08/21, Business Insider

Advocates Decry Oportun’s Bid For Federal Bank Charter
08/086/21, Law360

Matsui and Colleagues Lead Effort to Expand and Improve Language Assistance Services at Federal Agencies
08/04/21, Office of Representative Doris Matsui

How Private Equity Firms Prey on the Public
08/04/21, Free Speech TV

Who owns the single-family rentals and what do we know about them?
08/03/21, Kinder Institute for Research at Rice University

Column: California’s usury law caps loan rates. Bizarrely, most lenders are exempt
07/30/21, Los Angeles Times

U.S. Senators Seek to Cap Consumer Loans at 36%
07/28/21, U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs

Looking for a Job? Check Your Credit Report First.
07/26/21, Consumer Reports

Greens question deep-sea miner’s financial disclosures
07/23/21, E&E

Senate bill would cap interest, fees on consumer loans at 36 percent
07/22/21, Financial Regulation News

House advances bill restoring FTC’s ability to help consumers get money back from scammers
07/22/21, Financial Regulation News

Sewell votes in favor of the Consumer Protection and Recovery Act
07/21/21, Alabama Political Reporter

Rein In Private Equity Before It Destroys More Jobs
07/21/21, Inequality.org
Also appeared in: The Gazette Extra, Beachwood Reporter, Consortium News

Rep. Sewell Votes to Strengthen Consumer Protections Amid Surge in Scams and Fraud during Pandemic
07/20/21, Office of Representative Terri Sewell

State of Crypto: Stablecoin Rules Are Coming
07/20/21, Coindesk
Also appeared in: Yahoo Finance

Warren: CFPB should take a closer look at overdraft fees, crypto
07/19/21, American Banker
Also appeared in: Law 360

Congressman Horsford Introduces Bill to Protect Nevadans from Unfair Double Taxation of Consumer Settlements
07/19/21, Office of Representative Steven Horsford

Whitehouse, Senators Introduce Bill to Protect Consumers from Predatory, High Cost Lending
07/16/21, Office of Senator Sheldon Whitehouse

Waters Announces Introduction of Groundbreaking Legislative Housing Package
07/15/21, Office of Representative Maxine Waters

Unions, Advocacy Groups Push SEC to Get Tough on Private Equity
07/14/21, Wall Street Journal

Durbin, Senators Introduce Bill To Protect Consumers From Shady, High Cost Lending
07/14/21, Office of Senator Dick Durbin

Financial Reformers to Biden: Start Nominating Regulators!
07/13/21, The American Prospect

Rep. Maloney reintroduces Overdraft Protection Act
07/02/21, Financial Regulation News

Rodríguez Valladares Testified On Climate As A Systemic Risk To The Financial System
07/01/21, Forbes

President Signs Van Hollen, Brown Legislation to Strike Down Trump-era “Rent-A-Bank” Rule
06/30/21, U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs

Maloney Joins with Consumer Advocates to Introduce Overdraft Protection Act of 2021
06/30/21, Office of U.S. Representative Carolyn Maloney

CFPB Narrows Foreclosure Limits In COVID-19 Servicer Regs
06/28/21, Law360

Congress acts to stop lenders charging sky-high interest rates
06/25/21, Boston Globe

House passes bill to repeal OCC ‘true lender’ rule
06/24/21, The Hill
Also appeared in: MSN

One of Wall Street’s craziest trading days could be ‘rocket fuel’ for stocks targeted by SPAC mergers. An ETF expert explains how that will leave those companies vulnerable to the wrath of short sellers.
06/24/21, Business Insider

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill Is a Gift to Wall Street, at the Planet’s Expense
06/23/21, The New Republic

Bitcoin falls below $30,000 on China crypto-crackdown
06/22/21, BBC

Rep. Vargas’ Corporate Governance Improvement and Investor Protection Legislative Package Passes the House
06/17/21, Office of Representative Juan Vargas

GameStop. Dogecoin. Now AMC. Do meme traders need to be protected from themselves?
06/16/21, Vox
Also appeared in: MSN Money

‘Battle lines are being drawn’ on climate disclosure
06/15/21, E&E

Private equity’s terrible impact on New Jersey’s nursing homes | Opinion
06/15/21, NJ.com

AICPA, CAQ back climate change disclosures to SEC
06/15/21,  Accounting Today

Wall Street’s $3 Billion Political Investment is a Bargain
06/10/21, Inequality.org
Also appeared in: Common Dreams, Counterpunch, LA Progressive, Nation of Change, The Defender

Jerome Powell Went Easy on Wall Street
06/10/21, The American Prospect

Broken Promise? Native Hawaiians’ Ongoing Feud With Bank of America
06/7/21, Honolulu Civil Beat

Gensler Ousts PCAOB Chair; Other Board Members to Follow
06/4/21, CFO

Biden’s Jekyll-and-Hyde Judicial Nominations
06/1/21, The American Prospect

Unregulated Cryptocurrency Bubble Could Send the Economy Into a Tailspin
05/29/21, Truthout

Lawmakers Float Bills to Consider ESG Factors in Choosing Investments
05/28/21, Financial Advisor IQ

Lots of Archegos ‘copy cats’ out there and hedge funds using similar loopholes: Policy analyst
05/28/21, BNN Bloomberg

Schatz, Casten Reintroduce Legislation To Ensure U.S. Financial System Is Prepared For Climate Change
05/27/21, Office of U.S. Senator Brian Schatz

Two experts break down first day of Big Bank CEOs’ testimonies
05/27/21, CNBC

Progressive Groups Push for New Rule That Could Break Up Big Banks
05/27/21, The Intercept

Opinion: How billionaires’ secretive speculation threatens the next financial meltdown
05/26/21, Market Watch

Biden’s Call For FSOC Advice Seen Driving Strict Climate Finance Rules
05/25/21, Inside EPA

Wall Street is facing a $9 trillion problem
05/25/21, CNN Business

SPACs go to Congress
05/24/21, Axios
Also appeared in: Yahoo Finance

House Democrats take aim at SPACs as shell companies’ performance worsens
05/24/21, Market Watch
Also appeared in: MSN Money, Morning Star

Should Biden Cancel Student Debt? Over 1 Million Americans Say So
05/21/21, National Interest

PCAOB Critics Call On Gensler to Clean House
05/20/21, CFO

Virtual Hearing – Going Public: SPACs, Direct Listings, Public Offerings, and the Need for Investor Protections
05/20/21, U.S. House Financial Services Committee

Everything You Need to Know About the DOL Fiduciary Rule
05/22/21, Investopedia

Fmr. Wall Street professional examines the fallout from Archegos
05/19/21, Yahoo Finance

Opinion | These Invisible Whales Could Sink the Economy
05/18/21, New York Times

Progressives Call on SEC’s Gensler to Fire U.S. Audit Regulators
05/17/21, Bloomberg Law

Progressives tell SEC chair to fire Trump-era audit board
05/17/21, Politico

Sen. Baldwin introduces bill to close carried interest tax loophole
05/14/21, Financial Regulation News

Homeowner Assistance Fund Part of American Rescue Plan – Update
05/13/21, EIN Presswire

House bill aims to protect consumers from debt collector harassment
05/13/21, American Banker

Advocates Applaud Senate Rollback of Pro-Predatory Lending Rule
05/12/21, Value Walk

Senators Baldwin, Manchin, Brown Introduce Tax Reform Legislation to Close Carried Interest Tax Loophole
05/12/21, Office of U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin

The SEC has proposed cracking down on blank-check companies. Why the ‘SPAC Mafia’ hedge funds aren’t worried about regulation
05/11/21, Business Insider

San Francisco Supervisors Put Corporate Responsibility to the Test
05/11/21, LA Progressive

These are the companies still giving money to the lawmakers who voted to overturn the election results
05/09/21, Business Insider

Here’s who would benefit most from student loan forgiveness
05/07/21, CNBC

Why stocks soared while America struggled
05/07/21, Vox
Also appeared in: MSN Money

Millions of Low-Income People Are Locked Out of The Financial System. More Big Tech Monopoly Power Is Not The Answer.
05/06/21, The Appeal

House members urge finance subcommittee leaders to support postal banking pilot
05/5/21, Financial Regulation News

Congress’s inaction on ILCs, fintech charters worries bankers
05/4/21, American Banker

A reckoning for Spacs: will regulators deflate the boom?
05/4/21, Financial Times

Congressional Democrats push Biden’s CFPB to confront racism
05/4/21, Roll Call

People over Profits: Protecting Nursing Home Patients from Private Equity
04/30/21, Roosevelt Institute

Pascrell, Ocasio-Cortez, Kaptur Lead Colleagues Demanding Support for Postal Banking
04/30/21, InsiderNJ

People moves: Redington creates deputy CEO role
04/29/21, IPE Magazine

Biden Trial Court Picks Bring Immigration, Labor Background
04/29/21, Bloomberg Law

Biden Names More Diverse Judges To Federal Bench As Senate Scrutinizes Others
04/29/21, Forbes

UNITE HERE: Coalition of Watchdogs and Labor Groups Call on SBA to Release Pandemic Relief Data
04/26/21, Business Wire
Also appeared in: Yahoo Finance, Digital Journal, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Newport Daily Press

Senators Warren & Markey Re-Introduce Legislation To Confront America’s Housing Crisis
04/25/21, Framingham Source

READOUT: Deputy Secretary Wally Adeyemo’s Meeting with Americans for Financial Reform
04/23/21, U.S. Department of Treasury

Wall Street Money in Washington
04/24/21, The KPFA Evening News

Cleaver, Warren Lead Coalition to Reintroduce Historic Legislation to Confront America’s Housing Crisis
04/23/21, Office of U.S. Congressman Emmanuel Cleaver (D-MO)

Corporate America Could Put Real Pressure On Politicians Trying To Suppress The Vote
04/22/21, WAMC Northeast Public Radio

A $6 Trillion Family Office World Fights Post-Archegos Crackdown
04/22/21, BNN Bloomberg
Also appeared in: Wealth Management

SEC’s Gensler Appoints Chief of Staff, Policy Director
04/21/21, Financial Advisor IQ

Groups urge OCC to examine bank’s involvement in student loan product
04/21/21, American Banker

SEC to Examine Fund Disclosure Rules After Archegos Blowup
04/21/21, Bloomberg News
Also appeared in: BNN Bloomberg, MSN, Yahoo Finance, Boston Globe

Executives Wonder if Their Stock Selloffs Were Linked to Archegos
04/21/21, Morning Star

How to secure the future funding and sustainability of UK care homes
04/21/21, The Economist Intelligence Unit

Gensler Names Senior Advisor with Ties to Labor
04/20/21, National Association of Plan Advisors

Gary Gensler Names Initial Senior Staff Members
04/19/21, Securities and Exchange Commission

SEC Chair Gensler Picks Former AFL-CIO Policy Director as a Top Advisor
04/19/21, Think Advisor

Wall Street Gave More Money During 2020 Election Than Any Campaign Season in US History
04/16/21, Common Dreams
Also appeared in: Salon, Raw Story

Wall St. Pumped Record $2.9 Billion to Washington Politicians, At Least
04/16/21, Institute for Public Accuracy

Kevin O’Leary: Hiking corporate tax rates would kill economic growth
04/16/21, CNBC Squawk Box

Wall Street gave $43.5 million to GOP lawmakers who voted to overturn the presidential election
04/16/21, Business Insider

Wall Street spent a record $2.9 billion on political contributions and lobbying in 2019 and 2020, a new study shows. Here’s who spent, and received, the most cash.
04/16/21, Business Insider
Also appeared in: MSN News, Yahoo News

Feinstein, Warren, Casten, Colleagues Reintroduce Bill Requiring Public Companies to Disclose Climate-Related Risks
04/15/21, Office of U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)

Wall St made record $2.9B political contributions in 2019-2020 cycle: Here’s who received donations
04/15/21, Fox Business

Wall Street spent $2.9B on campaigns, lobbying in 2020 election: study
04/15/21, The Hill

Wall Street execs, employees spent $2.9 billion on campaigns, lobbying during 2020 election, study shows
04/15/21, CNBC

Jake Auchincloss is introducing his first bill as a member of Congress
04/13/21, Boston News

Biden pledged professional diversity for his judicial picks with a break from Big Law. Progressives say he’s off to a bad start.
04/13/21, Business Insider

Archegos Left a Sparse Paper Trail for a $10 Billion Firm
04/12/21, The New York Times

Didn’t Get Your $1,400 Stimulus Check? A Debt Collector Might Have It.
04/09/21, National Interest

Federal Bench Needs Judicial Nominees with Consumer Perspective
04/09/21, ValueWalk

Biden Is Already Facing Pushback From His Own Base On Judicial Nominees
04/09/21, Buzzfeed News

Financial Reform Group Calls for Changes to 13F Reporting, Family Office Exemption Following Archegos Collapse
04/07/21, Reuters

Groups Seek New Biden EO To Put Climate At Center Of Finance Rules
04/02/21, Inside EPA

The U.S. has been lagging on climate risk regulation: here’s how it will lead
03/31/21, Climate Works

State and national bans on evictions extended at 11th hour
03/31/21, Carolina Public Press

John Kerry Urged to Help End Flow of Finance From Wall Street to Industries Fueling Climate Crisis
03/31/21, Common Dreams
Also appeared in: Salon

The Weekly Planet: 3 Ways That Biden Could Green the Financial System
03/30/21, The Atlantic
Also appeared in: MSN Money

Wall Street frenzy over shell companies draws attention of SEC
03/30/21, Politico

What to know about the SPACs craze and why it’s concerning economists
03/30/21, ABC News

U.S. Largest Provider of Single-Family Rent Homes Made Largest Profit Ever Amid Pandemic
03/30/21, Newsweek

The Education Department’s Slow-Walk on Student Debt
03/30/21, The American Prospect

Despite eviction ban complaints, big landlords report record profits
03/30/21, CBS News

How schools fit into Biden’s infrastructure push
03/29/21, Politico

The Congressman Represented by the Banking Lobby
03/25/21, Sludge 

Van Hollen, Brown, Garcia Announce Congressional Review Act Legislation to Repeal Trump-Era “Rent-A-Bank” Rule
03/25/21, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen

GameStop hearing targets stock lending, social media
03/23/21, Roll Call
Also appeared in: MSN News

Can the IRS take your stimulus rebate? Here’s what to know
03/23/21, CNBC

A Year After Ending Her Presidential Bid, Warren Wields Soft Power in Washington
03/22/21, The New York Times
Also appeared in: Yahoo News

What Did We Learn from the House Financial Services Committee Hearing on GameStop/Reddit/Robinhood?
03/21/21, Crowdfund Insider

The SPAC market is booming, but there are plenty of bad buys. Here’s what 8 experts say investors should be looking for in their next SPAC investment.
03/20/21, Markets Insider
Also appeared in: MSN Money

Taking on a billionaire landlord in the Twin Cities
03/20/21, Nation of Change

When predatory practices catch up: Sacramento’s largest corporate landlord may be forced to pay millions to struggling renters
03/18/21, Sacramento News & Review

Consumer Federation of America & Other Experts: U.S. Supreme Court Ruling in Goldman Sachs Case Could Have “Devastating Consequences” for Investors, Market Confidence
03/18/21, Business Wire
Also appeared in: MarketWatch, StreetInsider

Education Department throws out Trump-era rule for defrauded students
03/18/21, Yahoo Finance

AFT Sounds Alarm over Private Equity, Urges Trustees with $3 Trillion under Management to Examine Investments
03/18/21, The Americans Federation of Teachers

Teachers’ Union Asks Pensions for Critical Eye on Private Equity
03/18/21, Bloomberg Law

Teachers union aims at private equity
03/18/21, Axios

Americans for Financial Reform’s Alexis Goldstein on solutions post GameStop frenzy
03/18/21, CNBC

A Return to Wall Street’s Low-Rent District
03/18/21, The New York Times

How to clean up your credit report
03/18/21, The Washington Post

The Pandemic Wealth Boom
03/17/21, 94.1 KPFA

Congresswoman Lee, Senator Sanders and Colleagues Introduce Legislation to Combat Corporate Greed and End Outrageous CEO Pay
03/17/21, Congresswoman Barbara Lee
Also appeared in: Common Dreams, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen

House bill would protect consumers from predatory debt collectors
03/17/21, Financial Regulation News

Second GameStop Hearing Focuses On Experts Over Usual Suspects
03/17/21, PYMTS.com

Possible market weakness faulted for GameStop saga at House hearing
03/17/21, Pensions & Investments
Also appeared in: Barron’s

Robinhood business model under fire at GameStop hearing in Congress
03/17/21, MarketWatch

Letter to President Biden on United States Attorneys
03/17/21, Government Accountability Project

New Report: Billionaire Landlords Profit by $24.4 Billion and Hoard Cash as Millions Face Eviction During the Pandemic
03/17/21, Common Dreams

Taking on a Billionaire Landlord in the Twin Cities
03/17/21, Yes Magazine

First Look
03/17/21, Politico Morning Money

Kerry to Wall Street: Put your money behind your climate PR
03/12/21, Politico
Also appeared in: MSN News, Yahoo Finance

Why the GameStop story is far from over
03/12/21, BBC News
Also appeared in: Yahoo Entertainment

Flood of new SPAC listings overtake 2020’s total after only 3 months
03/11/21, S&P Global

Former Art Van employees win $2M hardship fund from private equity firm
03/11/21, Retail Dive

Biden’s DOJ Picks Assailed for Corporate Ties in Letter to Klain
03/11/21, Bloomberg

Manufacturing union: Giti Tire must ‘honor promises to Chester County’ after layoffs
03/11/21, The Herald
Also appeared in: The State

BuzzFeed in talks to go public through merger with 890 Fifth Avenue, a SPAC focused on media and telecom
03/11/21, Business Insider India

Here’s How to Fix the Broken SPAC Market, Reformers Claim
03/10/21, Institutional Investor

The SEC warns investors of buying celebrity-backed SPACs as the blank-check craze persists
03/10/21, Markets Insider

USW, Giti Tire at odds over PPP funding, job cuts
03/10/21, Rubber News
Also appeared in: Tire Business

SPACs are booming ‘at the expense of retail investors,’ and regulators should take these 5 steps to fix the market, think tanks say
03/07/21, Business Insider
Also appeared in: MSN Money

Head of federal student loan office resigns amid political pressure
03/05/21, Yahoo Finance

Fed digital currency gains steam with Democrats in power
03/03/21, American Banker

A Betsy DeVos Holdover Is Still In Charge Of America’s Student Loans
03/03/21, HuffPost
Also appeared in: Yahoo News, New America

Menendez, Booker Introduce Legislation Opening the Courthouse Doors to Consumers, Workers
03/03/21, United States Senator Bob Menendez
Also appeared in: Public Now

If We Want to Renew Democracy, We Need to Tax the Ultra-Wealthy
03/02/21, Inequality.org
Also appeared in: Truthout, Common Dreams

Biden’s CFPB nominee Rohit Chopra brings ‘substantive’ regulatory expertise
03/02/21, NBC News
Also appeared in: Yahoo News

The Everything Rally Strikes Back
03/02/21, Politico Morning Money

Warren Proposes ‘Ultra-Millionaire’ Tax
03/01/21, Yahoo Finance
Also appeared in: The Fiscal Times

Warren, Jayapal, Boyle Introduce Ultra-Millionaire Tax on Fortunes Over $50 Million
03/01/21, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren 

CFPB pick’s past statements set stage for testy confirmation hearing
02/26/21, American Banker

What is a billionaire’s role in saving the planet?
02/25/21, Eve Andrews

Washington’s Most Influential People
02/25/21, Washingtonian

Over 145 Orgs Call on Secretary Yellen to Name Experienced Climate Champion to Lead Treasury’s Climate Hub
02/25/21, Public Citizen

Sens. Menendez, Brown Introduce Housing Counseling Bill to Support Homeowners, Renters Struggling to Stay in Homes Amid Continuing COVID-19 Crisis and Economic Fallout
02/24/21, United States Senate Banking Committee

Here’s Everyone Who Wants Biden To Cancel Student Loan Debt (It’s A Big List)
02/23/21,  Forbes

CFTC monitoring ‘irregularities’ in Texas energy markets after February freeze
02/23/21, S&P Global

The Villain in the Deadliest Nursing Home Scandal Is Wall Street, Not Andrew Cuomo
02/22/21, The Daily Poster
Also appeared in: Jacobin, Newsweek

There’s such a thing as good taxes
02/22/21, Beacon Senior News

Post Office Financial Services Could Help Traditionally Under-Banked Residents
02/22/21, Public News Service

Robinhood CEO apologizes for limiting GameStop trades
02/19/21, MSNBC

Rep. Peter DeFazio to Reintroduce Legislation to Create Fairer US Tax System, Collect Trillion in Owed Taxes
02/18/21, United States Congressman Peter DeFazio
Also appeared in: Oregon Business Report

Under fire, Robinhood CEO apologizes to Congress for restricting trading
02/18/21, NBC News
Also appeared in: Yahoo News

New Economic Study ‘Demolishes’ Myth About Student Debt Parroted by Joe Biden
02/18/21, Common Dreams

Boeing’s Disgraced Ex-CEO Returns to the Aerospace Industry—Backed by $240 Million
02/18/21, New Republic
Also appeared in: Fintech Zoom

Reddit short-selling frenzy is not a story of ‘David vs. Goliath’, ex-Wall Street pro says
02/18/21, CNBC

Biden Rejects $50,000 Loan Forgiveness
02/18/21, Insider Higher Ed

Joe Biden’s Honeymoon with Progress Democrats is Officially Over
02/17/21, Vanity Fair
Also appeared in: Fintech Zoom

Voting Record Highlights House Efforts to Protect Consumers and Hold Wall Street Accountable during the 116th Congress
02/17/21, ValueWalk

How Biden learned to go big
02/17/21, Vox

Mobile home dwellers hit even harder when facing eviction
02/14/21, NBC News

Did Biden Just Destroy Our Hopes Of Student Debt Forgiveness? It’s Complicated
02/12/21, Refinery29

AOC to struggling student loan borrower: ‘Don’t lose hope!’
02/10/21, Yahoo Finance

Private Equity Plots ‘Flight to Quality’ in Nursing Homes Amid Scrutiny, Ongoing Pandemic
02/09/21, Skilled Nursing News

Will banks be pulled into GameStop uproar?
02/04/21, American Banker

Democrats’ $50,000 student loan forgiveness plan would make 36 million borrowers debt-free
02/04/21, CNBC

The GameStop story isn’t a populist fairy tale
02/04/21, NBC News
Also appeared in: MSN

GameStop Is Just The Beginning
02/03/21, Deep Background with Noah Feldman

Student Debt Relief Is Back on the Table
02/03/21, The Nation

Letter to Congress on Student and Taxpayer Protections
02/02/21, Government Accountability Project

Analysis: GameStop saga expected to revive scrutiny of hedge fund industry
02/02/21, Reuters
Also appeared in: Nasdaq, MSN, Market Screener

What The GameStop Saga Reflects About Wall Street
02/02/21, WBUR

Opinion: The Trouble With GameStop Is That the House Still Wins
02/01/21, The New York Times

1 big thing we still don’t know about the GameStop rally
02/01/21, CNN Business

For GameStop day traders, the moment they’ve dreamed about
01/30/21, Associated Press
Also appeared in: Morning Sun, Houston Chronicle, NBC New York, Yahoo Finance, ABC News, The Telegraph

The stock market wars: U.S. lawmaker Ocasio-Cortez breaks it down
01/29/21, Reuters
Also appeared in: CNET, GeekWire, Kotaku

Biden’s $1.9 Trillion Stimulus Is a Vital Beginning for a New New Deal
01/29/21, Truthout

The Final Boss Is Capitalism
01/29/21, New York Magazine Intelligencer

Robinhood, and its role in the GameStop saga, explained
01/29/21, Vox Recode
Also appeared in: MSN Money

AOC, Pelosi Say Trade Bans by Robinhood on GameStop Stocks Warrant Inquiry
01/28/21, Truthout

How the Ongoing GameStop Fiasco Highlights the Sinister Nature of Modern Casino Capitalism
01/28/21, Common Dreams

Not So Fast: Reducing Student Loan Debt Alone Only Scratches The Surface In Narrowing The Racial Wealth Gap
01/27/21, Forbes

CFPB Emerges From Trump Storm Battered But Intact
01/27/21, Bloomberg Opinion

Wall Street Insider Turned Tough Market Cop: Biden’s Pick To Head SEC
01/27/21, NPR

Financial firms brace for Biden’s consumer agency chief
01/26/21, The Hill

NASAA Tells Biden Administration to “Pause on the further expansion and deregulation of the private offering marketplace”
01/23/21, Crowdfund Insider

Biden promised to forgive student debt, but don’t expect relief anytime soon
01/23/21, CNBC
Also appeared in: MSN, NewsColony

Wall Street frets as Elizabeth Warren ally takes consumer protection role
01/22/21, The Financial Times

The Effects of the Financial Regulations of the Last Four Years and the Challenges for the New Administration
01/21/21, 94.1 KPFA

‘Now Let’s Cancel Them,’ Demands AOC as Biden Extends Pause on Student Loan Payments
01/21/21, The Common Dreams
Also appeared in: Truthout, Salon

Tug-of-war between debt and stimulus awaits Yellen at Treasury
01/19/21, Yahoo Finance

Outlook darkens for Wall Street as Biden’s regulators take shape
01/18/21, Reuters

Yellen Readies Big Changes for Treasury
01/18/21, The New York Times
Also appeared in: The Business Journals

Wall Street Money, Racism, and the Politics of Anti-Democracy
01/15/21, Inequality.org

Student advocates struck by absence of debt forgiveness in Biden’s coronavirus plan
01/15/21, The Washington Post
Also appeared in: SFGate

Peter DeFazio: DeFazio Introduces Financial Transaction Tax Act to Rein in Wall Street and Generate Revenue for National Priorities
01/15/21, MarketScreener

70 Groups Urge Congress to Vote Immediately to Impeach President Trump for Inciting Violent Mob Attack on Capitol
01/11/21, Government Accountability Project

Biden to Extend Pause on Student Loan Payments
01/11/21, Inside Higher Ed

Speculative “Blank Check” Companies Surround Tony Blinken, Biden Administration
01/10/21, The Intercept

Wall Street braces for tougher rules under new Democratic majority
01/10/21, The Hill

Why Yellen’s Wall Street windfall is getting a pass
01/10/21, Politico

It’s complaint season, and the OCC is a common target
01/06/21, Bank Dive

The debate over Janet Yellen’s speaking fees, explained
01/04/21, Vox
Also appeared in: MSN News

Two Biden aides will recuse on BlackRock issues as past ties pose questions
01/04/21, The Washington Post

‘Unacceptable’ and ‘Immoral,’ Say Progressives After Biden Admits He Will Be ‘Unlikely’ to Cancel Student Debt
12/24/20, Common Dreams
Also appeared in: LA Progressive

The new stimulus bill didn’t extend the student-loan payment pause — but it has 8 provisions that will affect how families pay for college
12/23/20, Market Watch

Here’s the progressive Biden should pick to run America’s consumer watchdog
12/21/20, The Washington Post

Kelly Loeffler, a Wall Street Senator With a Hardscrabble Pitch
12/21/20, The New York Times
Also appeared in: The Chicago Tribune

Legislators Should Require Supervision And On-Site Examination Of Private Equity Firms
12/18/20, Forbes

AFR Pushback on GAO Study
12/18/20, Politico Pro

Last-minute GOP push to end emergency lending programs condemned as effort to ‘sabotage the economy,’ undermine Biden
12/18/20, Common Dreams
Also appeared in: The Raw Story

Exclusive: House Democrats roll out resolution calling for Biden to forgive $50,000 of borrowers’ student debt
12/17/20, Vox
Also appeared in: MSN News, JNews, FXNews24

Mobile homes’ toxic legacy haunts wildfire relief efforts in Southern Oregon
12/16/20, Street Roots

FDIC Approves ILC Rule Promoting Predatory Lending
12/16/20, ValueWalk

How Government Agencies Can Find A Disbursement Method Middle Ground
12/16/20, PYMNTS.com

Why Biden should get rid of student debt — with or without Congress
12/15/20, NBC THINK

Democrats’ student loan forgiveness plan benefits the wealthy, ignores skyrocketing college costs, experts say
12/14/20, The College Fix

Student Loan Cancellation Sets Up Clash Between Biden and the Left
12/10/20, The New York Times
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Yellen’s Crackdown on Leveraged Loan Excess Will Have to Wait
12/10/20, Bloomberg
Also appeared in: American Banker, Reverse Mortgage Daily

Bankers Are Enriching Shareholders – And Putting the Global Economy at Risk
12/08/20, The Daily Poster
Also appeared in: Jacobin

New Trump admin rules make it easier for lenders to charge small businesses super-high interest rates
12/08/20, NBC News
Also appeared in: Yahoo News

Wall Street Frets Over a Revival of CFPB Left Toothless by Trump
12/08/20, Bloomberg
Also appeared in: Yahoo Finance, Stamford Advocate, Financial Advisor, Auto News

Nursing Homes’ Flawed Business Model Worsens COVID Crisis
12/07/20, AARP
Also appeared in: Nonprofit Quarterly

Schumer pressures Biden to bypass Congress to cancel $50,000 in student debt per borrower
12/07/20, CNBC
Also appeared in: MSN

Oppose Legislative Provision that Provides Businesses with Immunity from COVID-19 Lawsuits
12/04/20, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

Student loan payment pause extended to January 31
12/04/20, CNN
Also appeared in: Market WatchForbes, WSB-TV, WDBO

DeVos extends moratorium on federal student loan payments through end of January
12/04/20, The Washington Post
Also appeared in: MSNAnchorage Daily News, PressFrom

Loeffler’s Huge Financial Conflict Of Interest
12/03/20, The Daily Poster

How Biden Can Ensure Every Federal Agency Is Fighting Climate Change
12/03/20, Gizmodo
Also appeared in: MSN

Who’s to Blame for the 100,000 COVID Dead in Long-Term Care?
12/03/20, AARP

Tlaib, García and Lynch Introduce Legislation Protecting Consumers from Cryptocurrency-Related Financial Threats
12/02/20, Rep. Rashida Tlaib

Progressives praise Yellen but could soon clash with Biden’s Treasury pick
11/27/20, Politico
Also appeared in: BuzzJour, ExBulletin, Yahoo, Nach Welt

Revenge of the Minnows
11/24/20, Risky Finance

Student Loan Forgiveness
11/23/20, The Flip Side

The Most Important Climate Legislation Has Already Passed
11/23/20, Green Tech Media

How the Biden Administration Can Free Americans from Student Debt
11/23/20, The New Yorker

A major Trump donor’s company got a 3 percent government-backed pandemic loan. It sells title loans at a 350 percent annual rate.
11/23/20, The Washington Post
Also appeared in: Larendo Morning Times, Greenwich Time, Fredericton Daily Gleaner

Can Joe Biden forgive student debt without Congress? Here’s what the experts say
11/21/20, CNBC 

Wall Street Ally Next In Line to Lead Committee Overseeing Derivatives
11/20/20, Sludge
Also appeared in: Truthout, The American Prospect

Clayton’s Exit at SEC Opens Door to Protect Investors
11/19/20, Bloomberg
Also appeared in: Yahoo Finance, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Groups Call on Biden to Cancel Student Debt
11/19/20, Inside Higher Ed

Report: Billionaire Wealth vs. Community Health
11/18/20, Inequality.org

Calls for Biden to cancel student debt grow, alongside tensions surrounding the policy
11/18/20, The Washington Post

Push for Biden to cancel student debt using executive order grows
11/18/20, Fox Business

In Georgia, private equity is investing in divided government
11/17/20, The New York Times

Leading From the Left
11/17/20, The American Prospect

Opinion: Easy money requires tougher financial regulation
11/17/20, MarketWatch

More Biden Fin-Reg Push Back
11/16/20, Politico

Trump’s student loan cliff threatens chaos for Biden
11/15/20, Politico

50+ Organizations Demand President-Elect Biden and Senate Democrats Reject Corporate Nominees for Cabinet Positions
11/12/20, Common Dreams

Could Biden Cancel Some Student Debt Through Executive Action?
11/09/20, Forbes

In a Divided Washington, Biden Could Still Exert Economic Power
11/08/20, The New York Times
Also appeared in: Voice of the Highway, Baltimore Business Journal

Under the Biden Administration, Voters want Strong Financial Reforms that Benefit Everyone
11/07/20, KPFA

The Finance 202: The 2020 election has an early winner: Fed Chair Jay Powell
11/06/20, The Washington Post

COVID-19 Worsens Debt Collector Harassment
11/05/20, The Washington Informer
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Emails, texts from debt collectors? More repayment reminders could be coming under a new rule
11/04/20, USA Today
Also appeared in: Yahoo Finance, Life Hacker, Hollywood Unlocked

Dems introduce bill to include financial institutions in Civil Rights protection
11/03/20, BenefitsPro

How Covid forbearance gave banks a three trillion dollar boost
11/03/20, Risky Finance

Biggest U.S. Banks Aren’t as Strong as They Appear, Group Says
11/02/20, Bloomberg
Also appeared in: Politico, FXStreet, Financial Advisor

Tillis Pushed Deregulation That Helps His Top Donor, Blackstone Group, Bilk Small Investors
10/30/20, Sludge

As Households Face Crushing Debt and Pandemic, Trump CFPB Opens Door for Collectors to ‘Endlessly Harass Struggling Families’
10/30/20, Common Dreams

Rashida Tlaib and AOC have a proposal for a fairer, greener financial system — public banking
10/30/20, Vox
Also appeared in: Common Dreams

Wall Street’s Biggest Supporter Could Lose Her House Seat
10/30/20, The American Prospect

Climate Progressives Eye Treasury As Key Post If Biden Wins
10/29/20, HuffPost
Also appeared in: Yahoo News

Democrats Introduce Legislation to Include FIs in Civil Rights Protection
10/26/20, Credit Union Times

Reps. Johnson, Beatty introduce legislation to combat discrimination in financial services
10/22/20, On Common Ground News

Progressives Tell Biden: Appointees Must Be Diverse and Free of Corporate Ties
10/20/20, Mother Jones

Postal service crisis — California is ready to pilot a postal banking solution
10/19/20, The Hill
Also appeared in: Popular Resistance

AFR Poll: 73% Of Americans Support Tougher Regulation Of Wall St.
10/14/20, WORT

10 Years After Financial Reforms, Public Wants More Regulation
10/1/20, Rising Up with Sonali
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Fed Bailout Allows Private Equity Pirates to Loot $10 Billion From Companies They Own
10/1/20, Inequality.org

What the unbanked need from the 2020 election
9/30/20, Fortune

The Debate We Had vs. the Debate We Needed
9/30/20, The American Prospect

Giant Tech Firms Could Pose Dangers To Financial System, Warns House Fintech Task Force Chair
9/29/20, Forbes

FIRST LOOK: NEW POLLING ON WALL STREET REGULATION
9/29/20, Politico

Amid Consumer Behavior During Covid-19, Congress Examines Granting Fintech Bank Charters
9/28/20, Forbes

Critics Worry SEC Shareholder Proposal Rules Limit Corporate Accountability
9/23/20, WealthManagement.com

How “Cancel Student Debt” Went From A Fringe Idea To Mainstream
9/21/20, Forbes

How to Save the Pandemic Generation
9/21/20, The New Republic

Bank Lobby’s Pro-Tillis Ad Follows Legislative Favors from the Senator
9/19/20, Sludge

The Trouble With Opportunity Zone Investments
9/18/20, Barrons

Private equity looks to shore up Capitol Hill allies in 2020 election
9/18/20, Buyouts Insider

Wells Fargo makes it harder for poor customers to avoid checking account service fee
9/17/20, Charlotte Observer

Unsanitized: The Fed Is Overpaying Banks and Hedge Funds for Corporate Bonds
9/16/20, The American Prospect

Opinion: Instead of selling off the Postal Service, why not expand the services it provides to every community in America?
9/16/20, MarketWatch

Making sense of a bull market in a bear economy
9/9/20, American Banker

HUD finalizes contentious revamp of fair lending rule with one tweak
9/9/20, National Mortgage News

The Finance 202: Publicly, Biden promises a Wall Street crackdown. Privately, his camp is offering reassurance.
9/8/20, The Washington Post

A New Agency to Fight Financial Predators in California
9/8/20, The American Prospect

Activists Oppose OCC’s True Lender Rule
9/3/20, ValueWalk

Consumer Advocacy Groups Complain Against PayPal Holdings Inc
9/3/20, DRP Journal

Resisting Predatory Finance with Raúl Carrillo
9/2/20, Money on the Left

Wall Street Moving To Make A Mint Off The Mail, JPMorgan Postal Bank
9/1/20, Popular Resistance

Student Loan Giant Navient Reaps Backdoor Federal Reserve Subsidy
8/31/20, The American Prospect

The Fintech Debt Trap
8/30/20, The Intercept
Also appeared in: Type Investigations

Are public-private partnerships the future of postal banking?
8/28/20, American Banker

Lives Lost: Nursing Homes And Armed Militias
8/28/20, WORT

Seeking to reign in capitalism, Omidyar is the rare funder taking on Wall Street
8/27/20, Inside Philanthropy

PayPal cracks down on for-profit ‘schools’ misrepresenting PayPal Credit
8/27/20, Yahoo Finance

PayPal, consumer groups battle over company’s credit line for school costs
8/26/20, CNBC

Bailout: Billions of Dollars of Federal COVID-19 Relief Money Flow to the Oil Industry
8/26/20, Sierra

The Trump administration is making it easier for lenders to prey on people in the middle of a pandemic
8/26/20, Vox

Patrick Woodall on Nursing Homes, Wall Street, and COVID-19
8/26/20, Sojourner Truth

Nursing Home Greed Kills
8/22/20, The Zero Hour with RJ Eskow

Consumer Groups Take PayPal to Task Over Student Loan Credit Line
8/21/20, The New York Times
Also appeared in: SF Gate, El Paso Inc

Consumer groups alarmed by PayPal’s role in education finance want regulators to investigate
8/21/20, The Washington Post
Also appeared in: Seattle Times, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, SF Gate

18 Organizations Make Joint Comment On Fiduciary Rule Replacement
8/16/20, Insurance News Net

Fed Stimulus Is Resuscitating the High-Yield Bond Market
8/14/20, Wall Street Journal

Nursing Facilities Owned By Private Equity Firms Have Higher Rates of Covid Infections than Other Facilities
8/13/20, Center for Medicare Advocacy

Private Equity-Owned Nursing Homes Had Higher COVID-19 Infection, Fatality Rates: Report
8/10/20, Skilled Nursing News

The Wallets of Wall Street Are With Joe Biden, if Not the Hearts
8/9/20, The New York Times
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Here’s what is actually in Trump’s four executive orders
8/9/20, The Washington Post
Also appeared in: MSN, SF Gate, The Day, Anchorage Daily News, Seattle Times

Trump Signals Aid for Student Loan Borrowers
8/7/20, Inside Higher Ed

1199SEIU: Private equity-backed nursing homes do worse during pandemic for residents and staff
8/6/20, Insider NJ

Wall Street Is Torn on Whether a Biden Win Would Bring Joy or Misery
8/3/20, Bloomberg
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Progressive Coalition Urges Biden to Curb ‘Excesses of Corporate Power’ by Ending White House Revolving Door
7/30/20, Common Dreams

Teacher Unions Join 55 Organizations Opposing Stimulus Bill That Excludes Student Loan Relief
7/29/20, Forbes

30+ Groups Urge Congress to Expand Coronavirus Relief for People, Not Corporations
7/23/20, Common Dreams
Also appeared in: YubaNet

CBA Applauds Senate Action on Stimulus Garnishments
7/23/20, Consumer Bankers Association
Also appeared in: Market Screener

Amid Tense Primary Fight, Powerful Democrat Rep. Richie Neal Condemned for Supporting Predatory Medical Billing Policy
7/21/20, Common Dreams

Seven Groups Urge Chairman Neal to End Surprise Medical Billing
7/21/20, Common Dreams

OCC Rule Would Undermine State Usury Laws: Activists
7/20/20, ValueWalk

The CFPB was created 10 years ago. We’re still defending its mission.
7/20/20, U.S. PIRG

Unleashing Payday Predators
7/20/20, Tennessee Citizen Action

Consumer complaints to the CFPB are skyrocketing as the coronavirus outbreak continues
7/19/20, MarketWatch
Also appeared in: MSN

The US gave employers half a trillion dollars and has no idea how many jobs it saved
7/18/20, Quartz

Coronavirus recession will challenge the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, ex-head Rich Cordray and Sen. Elizabeth Warren predict
7/17/20, Cleveland.com

MARKEY releases TAX RETURNS — The WALSH vs. WU showdown — House panel clears TRAHAN in ethics probe
7/17/20, Politico Massachusetts

Troubling streak for the labor market
7/17/20, Politico Morning Money

Gov. Mike DeWine pleads with Ohioans to wear masks, take coronavirus precautions: Capitol Letter
7/16/20, Cleveland.com

Oped: Betsy Devos’ refusal to honor student loan forgiveness shows her disrespect for the law
7/16/20, NBC Think

Fed’s corporate rescue sparks worry
7/16/20, Politico Morning Money

Will Push to Reopen Threaten Aid?
7/16/20, Inside Higher Ed

102 Groups Tell Congress: Support Public Country-by-Country Reporting
7/16/20, Global Financial Integrity

Over 100 Civil Rights Groups Tell Congress: Cancel Student Debt In Next Stimulus Bill
7/15/20, Forbes

Tepper, Einhorn, Soros Stock Holdings Would Go Dark in SEC Plan
7/14/20, Bloomberg

The Fed will consider more aid if needed as muni market begins to recover
7/14/20, The Bond Buyer

What to Know in Washington: House Packs Agenda for July Sprint
7/14/20, BGOV

Fed Pushed to Loosen Reins on Nearly Untapped Muni Program
7/14/20, Bloomberg

Amid pandemic, wealthy U.S. families approved for government loans
7/13/20, Reuters
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Rollback of Payday Loan Proposal Decried by Consumer Groups, Welcomed by Banks
7/8/20, Wall Street Journal

‘A grave error’: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau abandons payday loan limitations
7/8/20, ABC News
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Consumer Bureau Scraps Restrictions on Payday Loans
7/7/20, The New York Times
Also appeared in: The Seattle Times, Finance & Commerce

CFPB Director Urged to Resign Over New Rule Exposing Consumers to Predatory ‘Debt Traps’ in Middle of Pandemic
7/7/20, Common Dreams
Also appeared in: Salon, Raw Story

CFPB makes it official, rescinds Cordray-era limits on payday lenders
7/7/20, American Banker
Also appeared in: Credit Union Journal

Investment Firms and Real-Estate Developers Took Stimulus Loans Too
7/7/20, Wall Street Journal

Trump’s Consumer Watchdog Just Allowed Payday Lenders To Give Loans To People Who Can’t Afford Them
7/7/20, BuzzFeed News

Philly-area law firms received at least $228 million, the most of any industry for coronavirus cash
7/7/20, The Philadelphia Inquirer

ESG Reporting Considerations Amid Murky Standards
7/7/20, Law360

Protect Banking Consumers
7/6/20, Tennessee Citizen Action

Center for Responsible Lending: In Comment Letters, Advocates Slam FDIC’s Proposed Industrial Loan Company Rule as Invitation for Predatory Lending
7/3/20, Insurance News Net

Demand Progress Education Fund and AFR Education Fund Reject Recent Changes to the Libra Association’s White Paper as Insufficient
7/1/20, Common Dreams

SEC Should Mandate Disclosures on COVID-19 Risks and Responses
7/1/20, Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance

Reps. Tlaib, Neguse Introduce Bill Expanding Local Government, Municipality Access to Pandemic Relief Funding
6/30/20, Rep. Rashida Tlaib

Gottheimer Bill Passes House to Create New Online Credit Portal to Protect from Fraud, Increase Transparency, Strengthen Americans’ Financial Futures
6/29/20, Insider NJ

Supreme Court Sides With Industry Seeking to Weaken CFPB
6/29/20, ValueWalk

Supreme Court Puts CFPB Director Under Trump’s Thumb
6/29/20, Common Dreams

Advocates Condemn FDIC Rule That Encourages Predatory High-Cost Loans
6/25/20, ValueWalk

Investors push stakeholder protections with shareholder resolutions
6/23/20, Impact Alpha

Unions, Activist Groups Call for Greater COVID-19 Disclosures
6/22/20, Reuters

Trump’s pick to run Manhattan U.S. attorney’s office defended prominent Wall Street firms for years
6/20/20, The Washington Post
Also appeared in: Greenwich Time, Anchorage Daily News, Connecticut Post, Connecticut NewsTimes, Fairfield Citizen (Connecticut), The Norwalk Hour, Stamford Advocate 

Is the Fed’s Main Street program generous enough?
6/18/20, Politico

Has leadership vacuum hamstrung CARES Act watchdog?
6/18/20, American Banker
Also appeared in: Credit Union Journal

SEC Urged to Mandate Disclosures on COVID-19 Risks and Responses
6/18/20, LexBlog

Inside the Fight to Shape Biden’s Climate Policy
6/17/20, Apocalypse Soon

SEC Urged To Mandate Virus Disclosures From Public Cos.
6/16/20, Law360

The Fed Helped Companies Borrow Money. Some Laid Off Thousands Anyway
6/10/20, NPR

Massive bailout leaves Wall Street giant exposed to fire from all sides
6/7/20, Politico

Private equity-backed bankruptcies surged in May, but future might not be so bleak
6/5/20, PitchBook

Fed Vow Boosts Debt Binge as Borrowers Cut Thousands of Jobs
6/5/20, Bloomberg
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First Look: A Coalition of Consumer Advocacy Group is calling on Congress to Reject Proposals By Business And College Groups
6/4/20, Politico’s Morning Education

Wall Street giant faces bipartisan fire in running unprecedented Fed bailout
6/2/2020, Politico
Also appeared in Yahoo Finance

Major Employers Left Out of Government’s Coronavirus Relief Plan
6/2/2020, NYTimes
Also appeared in MSN, Politico

U.S. Sen. Baldwin: “With this veto, President Trump is siding with the predatory, for-profit colleges that seek to defraud our students and veterans.”
6/1/2020, WisPolitics

We Need a Public Option for Banking
6/1/2020, CounterPunch
Also appeared in The Times-Republican

Unsanitized: BlackRock Is Buyer and Seller
5/30/2020, American Prospect

How the Fed Bailed Out the Investor Class Without Spending a Cent
5/27/20, The Intercept
Also appeared in The American Prospect

OCC Pursues Weakening of CRA Despite COVID-19 Impacts
5/22/20, Valuewalk

S&P Fired Employee Who Discussed Ratings With Senate Staff
5/21/20, Wall Street Journal
Also appeared in: MarketScreener

With Wide-Ranging Support, Jayapal Introduces Paycheck Recovery Act to Keep Workers in Their Jobs, Stop Mass Unemployment, and Deliver Direct Relief to Businesses of All Sizes
5/19/20, Common Dreams

Oil volatility sparks debate on big commodities bets
5/15/20, Financial Times

The pandemic helped topple two retailers. So did private equity.
5/14/20, The New York Times
Also appeared in: Finance & Commerce, Boston Globe

How the COVID-19 Bailout Gave Wall Street a No-Lose Casino
5/13/20, Rolling Stone

Civil Society Urges the House to Prioritize Oversight over Emergency Funds
5/13/20, POGO

Occidental’s Lobbying Pays Off As It Stands to From Coronavirus Bailout
5/13/20, Global Witness

44 Washington state legislators urge state’s congressional delegation to support the Paycheck Guarantee Act as a direct way to end America’s devastating mass unemployment crisis
5/12/20, Seattle Gay News

Jobs report shows U.S. unemployment soaring to level not seen since Great Depression
5/10/20, Salon

‘Most Cataclysmic’ Jobs Report of Our Lifetime Shows US Unemployment Soaring to Level Not Seen Since Great Depression
5/8/20, Common Dreams

Liberal Groups Support Bill Banning Most M&As During Crisis
5/8/20, Law360

The Bailout Miscalculation That Could Crash the Economy
5/8/20, Taibbi Blog

Payday lenders that charge 400 percent interest want access to small-business loans
5/8/20, Washington Post
Also appeared in: SF GateStars and Stripes

Centrist Democrat Backs Bailout Plan Pushed by His Private Equity Donors
5/8/20, The American Prospect

Liberal Groups Urge Federal Reserve To Block Mergers Under Coronavirus Bailout
5/7/20, HuffPost
Also appeared in: Yahoo News

How Private Equity Firms Will Profit From COVID-19
5/7/20, The American Prospect

Gottheimer Backs Bailout Plan Pushed by His Private Equity Donors
5/6/20, Sludge

U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein Supports Bill Creating $75 Billion Fund to Prevent Evictions, Foreclosures
5/6/20, Sierra Sun Times

Decision to Block Private Equity Takeover of Dot Org a Victory for Nonprofits
5/6/20, NJ Today

First Look: Americans Support Interest Rate Caps
5/5/20, Politico

Unions call for MSRB to go further in board reform efforts
5/4/20, The Bond Buyer

Land Lease Properties Perform Well Amid the Crisis
5/4/20, National Real Estate Investor

.Org Domain Registry Sale to Ethos Capital Rejected in Stunning Victory for Public Interest Internet
5/3/20, Beachwood Reporter
Also appeared in AG-IP

Down on Main Street
5/1/20, Politico

Oil and gas companies stand to gain from Fed loosening coronavirus loan rules
5/1/20, Washington Post

Wall Street Misses Chance to Star After Chaos Snags Rescue Loans
5/1/20, Bloomberg
Also appeared in: Yahoo FinanceWashington Post

Fed’s expansion of lending program sparks oil bailout worries
Politico, 4/30/20

Trump Appointees Manipulated Agency’s Payday Lending Research, Ex-Staffer Claims
The New York Times, 4/29/20
Also appeared in: Yahoo News

Oil companies have a new lobbying target during pandemic – the Federal Reserve
Washington Post, 4/29/20

Consumer group pushes for bank dividend suspension
Dodd-Frank Update, 4/28/20

Did banks play favorites with PPP or were they just being prudent?
American Banker, 4/27/20

‘Sure, it sounds unfair. But there’s nothing illegal about it’: How residents of Quad Cities trailer parks are getting pinched by real estate empires
Dispatch-Argus, 4/24/20

Fed to Disclose Loan Amounts, Borrowers on Business Lending Programs
Wall Street Journal, 4/23/20

Fed to Name Participants in CARES Act-Backed Loan Programs
Bloomberg, 4/23/20
Also appeared in: Washington Post

Groups Ask Biden to Disclose Details of White House Transition
Bloomberg, 4/23/20

Unsanitized: The Fight to Learn Who the Fed Will Bail Out
The American Prospect, 4/23/20

Private Equity to Get Squeezed Out of Another Stimulus Package
Bloomberg, 4/23/20
Also appeared in: Yahoo Finance, Los Angeles Times

Just Say No to CUs on Any MBL Cap Changes, Bankers Tell Congress; Coalition Urges No Garnishments of Stimulus Payments
CU Today, 4/23/20

Criticism of the Libra restart is growing
ByoViral, 4/21/20

Coalition Urges Congress to Protect Stimulus Checks from Garnishments
American Banker, 4/21/20

Student loan activists call on Navient to suspend share buybacks, dividend
Philadelphia Inquirer, 4/21/20

Unsanitized — “Today I Learned,” referencing two AFR policy memos
The American Prospect, 4/18/20

The Trickle-Up Bailout
Taibbi Blog, 4/17/20

As Pandemic Rages, Trump’s CFPB Plows Ahead With Rules ‘Empowering Predatory Lenders to Rip Off Vulnerable Consumers’
Common Dream, 4/17/20

Fed’s Coronavirus Stimulus Offers Taxpayer Cash to Buyout Firm Companies
Wall Street Journal, 4/16/20

Fed’s stimulus offers relief to private equity despite critics’ objection
Pitch Book, 4/16/20

Tlaib, Jayapal Introduce Bill Providing Recurring COVID-19 Relief Payments
Black Star News, 4/16/20

Trump Treasury tells banks they can seize your $1,200 check
People’s World, 4/15/20

Unsanitized: Why Amazon May Not Emerge From the Crisis Dominant
The American Prospect, 4/14/20

Fund managers maneuver to get federal aid on payrolls
Roll Call, 4/14/20

Who’s getting these hundreds of billions in government aid? For now, the public may be in the dark
Washington Post, 4/13/20
Also appeared in: SF Gate, Charleston Gazette-Mail

New Bill Proposes Changes to FDCPA and FCRA
LexBlog, 4/13/20

We’re facing an accountability emergency. Let’s fix it before it’s too late
Washington Post, 4/10/20

Labor Unions and Small Business Advocates Applaud Jayapal’s Paycheck Guarantee Plan to Stave Off Economic Collapse
Common Dreams, 4/10/20

Powdered Sausage
Grant’s Almost Daily, 4/9/20

Fed adds Main Street business, municipal and state lending aid
Roll Cal, 4/9/20

Coronavirus slows – but doesn’t stop – agency rulemaking and adjudication
Ballotpedia News, 4/8/20

The CEOs, MBAs, and private equiteers undermining our resilience
The New Daily, 4/8/20

SEC’s Lee urges comment period extensions amid COVID-19
Corporate Secretary, 4/8/20

Do You Have to Keep Paying Your Student Loans During the Coronavirus Pandemic? It’s Complicated
Buzzfeed News, 4/6/20

Resetting the Bomb
Taibbi Blog, 4/6/20

Consumers were slammed in the Great Recession. The CFPB’s former director warns worse could be on the way
Vox, 4/6/20

COVID-19 financial warning: Consumers and banks should stay away from payday loans
Charleston Chronicle, 4/3/20
Also appeared in: Westside GazetteThe SkannerThe Miami Times, Black News PortalChicago DefenderChicago CrusaderBay State BannerSan Bernardino American NewspaperThe Louisiana Weekly

Government Doubles Interest Rate on SBA Loans After Banks Complain
Wall Street Journal, 4/2/20

‘I Feel Like I’ve Been Trapped in This Loan’: Here’s Why the COVID-19 Stimulus Package Only Helps Some Borrowers
Time, 4/2/20

Virus-bailout Watchdogs Face Immense Task With Echoes of TARP
Bloomberg, 4/2/20

Large investment companies reportedly lobbying for piece of stimulus package
New York Post, 4/2/20

Dems Want Rule Comment Periods Paused Amid Outbreak
Law360, 4/2/20

Is Cancelling Student Debt the Right Approach?
Inside Higher Ed, 4/1/20

Groups urge halt to rulemaking outside of pandemic response
Corporate Secretary, 4/1/20

Wall Street titans lobby for a cut of small business bailout
Politico, 4/1/20

Senators push Mnuchin to guarantee oversight of $500 billion coronavirus bailout fund
CNBC, 3/31/2020

A Half-Dozen Groups Say Announcement by 5 Financial Regulators Will Only Push More People into Payday Loan Trap
Credit Union Times, 3/31/2020

NCUA Extends Comment Period on Bank Purchase Rules
Credit Union Times, 3/30/20

Coronavirus stimulus bill: 7 ways student loan borrowers benefit
Yahoo Finance, 3/29/20

Cuomo Puts Private Equity Vulture in Charge of Coronavirus Economic Recovery
Truthout, 3/28/20

Left Out of the Stimulus
Inside Higher Ed, 3/27/20

House votes today on $2T coronavirus rescue package
Politico, Morning Education, 3/27/2020

Members of Congress Can Once Again Urge ICANN to Save Dot Org
Electronic Frontier Foundation, 3/27/20

AFR: More Needed to Protect People from COVID-19
Insurance News Net, 3/27/20

Civil Rights and Consumer Groups Condemn “Emergency” Regulatory Guidelines that Allows Banks to Make Payday Loans
YubaNet, 3/27/20

Here’s What New Yorkers Need to Know About the $2 Trillion Coronavirus Relief Bill
Gothamist, 3/26/20

Education Department to halt collection of defaulted student loans, refund $1.8 billion
Washington Post, 3/24/2020

Fed Will Scale Back Bank Exams Amid COVID-19 Crisis
Law360, 3/24/20

HUD Must Do Much More to Protect Older Reverse Mortgage Borrowers in the Coronavirus Epidemic
Realty Biz News, 3/24/20

Public Interest Groups Call For Federal Rulemaking Freeze
Law360, 3/24/2020

House Democrats unveil bill to cancel $30,000 in student debt per borrower amid coronavirus
Yahoo Finance, 3/23/2020

Dispute Over Student Loans Helps Stall Stimulus Bill
Inside Higher Ed, 3/23/2020

Will CFPB proposal on zombie debt disclosures mislead consumers?
CreditCards.com, 3/23/20

Reps. Ilhan Omar and Ayanna Pressley Propose Massive Student Debt Relief Plan Ahead of Coronavirus-Spurred Recession
The Root, 2/23/2020
A similar article appeared in WHDH.

Trump administration lets borrowers suspend federal student loan payments
Washington Post, 3/20/20
Also appeared in the Independent Tribune

Trump suspends federal student loan payments for 60 days
Atlanta Journal Constitution, 3/20/20

Pressure mounts on Senate GOP to help state and local governments
The Bond Buyer, 3/20/2020

Senate Democrats propose bailout for student loan borrowers
Washington Post, 3/19/20
Also appeared in the Stamford Advocate

Top House Democrats Press Fed to Provide Support to Muni Market
BNN Bloomberg, 3/19/20
Also appeared in Yahoo Finance

Congress considers requiring Fed to buy muni bonds for coronavirus fight
The Bond Buyer, 3/19/20

States Need Help From the Fed This Time
Bloomberg Opinion, 3/29/2020

Now Is the Time to Cancel Student Debt
The Nation, 3/18/20

Square gains FDIC conditional approval for a banking license
Silicon Angle, 3/18/20

Trump suspends interest on all federal student loans to ease financial impact of coronavirus
The Washington Post, 3/13/2020 
Also appeared in The Philadelphia Inquirer

Trump gives people with student loans a break amid coronavirus
CNBC, 3/13/2020

Trump huddles with bankers on coronavirus economic relief
The Hill, 3/11/2020

Virus could deal blow to leveraged loans. What’s that mean for banks?
American Banker, 3/11/2020

Four months, $1bn… and ICANN still hasn’t decided whether to approve .org sale with just 11 days left to go
The Register, 3/10/2020

Art Van Furniture files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, could still face liquidation
Detroit Free Press, 3/9/2020

Financial System Faces Biggest Test Since 2008 as Coronavirus Spreads
The New York Times, 3/9/2020
Also appeared in The Shelton (Connecticut) Herald and The Honolulu Star-Advertiser

CFPB Unveils Whistleblower Award Plans, Guidance Program
Law 360, 3/6/2020

Private equity firms are increasingly buying up doctors’ offices. What does that mean for doctors — or for patients?
STAT News, 3/6/2020

Will the U.S. ever enact a national rate cap?
American Banker, 3/5/2020

Pushback on BPI Proposals
Politico’s Morning Money, 3/3/2020

Commentary: .ORG Still Wouldn’t Be Safe
The Non Profit Times, 2/27/2020

Zombie Debt
Scripps National News, 2/27/2020
Aired in 17 cities around the country.

The for-profit takeover of the non-profit ‘.org’ top-level domain
ZDNet, 2/26/2020

Zombie debt: CFPB proposal could trick consumers into bringing dead debts back to life
The Washington Post, 2/25/2020
Also appeared in The Seattle Times, The (suburban Chicago) Daily Herald, and The Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.
Similar articles appeared in Wonkette and PYMNTS.com

CRA overhaul plan finds few supporters on any side
BankingDive, 2/24/2020

Ethos Capital Adds New Initiatives to the Proposed .ORG Sale
NonProfitPro, 2/24/2020

Many Candidates Change Positions Over Time. Mike Bloomberg Did It Almost Overnight.
The Huffington Post, 2/21/2020

Bloomberg’s views on redlining could remain an issue for black voters
The Washington Post, 2/20/2020

Bloomberg Financial Proposals Would Stiffen Wall Street Oversight
The Wall Street Journal, 2/19/2020

Bloomberg criticized redlining reforms. Critics say it’s more evidence he’s a Wall Street defender
The Washington Post, 2/18/2020

Rep. Tom Emmer on the rise in Washington and winning friends on Wall Street
Minnesota Reformer, 2/13/2020

‘Super-swampy’: Kelly Loeffler faces tricky ethical dilemma as senator
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 2/8/2020
Also appeared in The Bakersfield Californian.

Build a Fairer Economy
Alexis Goldstein, The Progressive, 2/7/2020

Hold Wall Street Accountable
The Progressive, 2/7/2020

Sewell votes to overhaul credit reporting system
Alabama Political Reporter, 2/4/2020

Green America: 18,000 Signatures Delivered Urging SEC Not to Muzzle Voice of Shareholders
Yahoo Finance, 2/4/2020
Similar stories appeared in ThinkAdvisor, Financial AdvisorWealthManagement.com, and ValueWalk.

O-Zone Benefits for Local Residents Still Lacking Under Final Regs
Tax Notes, 2/3/2020

CFPB Names Ex-BigLaw, DOJ Atty As New Enforcement Head
Law360, 1/31/2020

Do Centrist Democratic Candidates Really Want to Rein in Wall Street?
Capital & Main, 1/28/2020
Also appeared in Newsweek and Fast Company

Wall Street Venture-Fund Curbs to Be Eased in Volcker Revamp
Bloomberg, 1/27/2020
Also appeared in The Boston Globe, The San Francisco Chronicle, and the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Why Private Equity Keeps Wrecking Retail Chains Like Fairway
Slate, 1/26/2020

U.S. consumer watchdog curtails its power to pursue ‘abusive’ behavior
Reuters, 1/24/2020
Also appeared in The New York Times

New This A.M. On OCC Rule
Politico Morning Money, 1/22/2020 

‘Revolving Door’ Between Audit Firms and PCAOB Under Scrutiny
AgendaWeek (Financial Times publication), 1/17/2020

Elizabeth Warren wants to cancel student debt — without Congress. Can she do that?
NBCNews.com, 1/14/2020

The fight to protect consumers, at a crossroads
The New York Daily News, 1/14/2020

Blackstone-KKR Hidden Hand in Ad Blitz Unleashes Washington Fury
Bloomberg, 1/8/2020

What an Elizabeth Warren Presidency Would Look Like
In These Times, 1/7/2020

What is private equity, and why is it killing everything you love?
Vox, 1/6/2020

The Price Ain’t Right: A Private Equity Quiz
Capital & Main, 1/5/2020

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