In the 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

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

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

10 Years After Financial Reforms, Public Wants More Regulation
10/1/20, Rising Up with Sonali

Fed Bailout Allows Private Equity Pirates to Loot $10 Billion From Companies They Own

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

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

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
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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

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

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
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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, 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
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
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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?, 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

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, 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?, 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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