Jesse Eisinger / ProPublicaFeb 16, 2018
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has quickly been subsumed into the Trump administration, and banks, student-loan agencies and payday lenders are the winners. Dig deeper ( 9 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigJul 2, 2014
Some T-Mobile customers have paid extra fees for text-based services they didn't agree to include in their cellphone charges, and now the Federal Trade Commission is on the mobile giant's case with an inquiry and a lawsuit. Dig deeper ( 2 Min. Read )
Alexander Reed Kelly / TruthdigMar 23, 2013
The company's first transparency report shows the U.S. and Turkish governments were nearly tied in 2012 for making the most requests for customer data, such as IP addresses, emails and photographs. Dig deeper ( 2 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigSep 17, 2010
Opinions are divided over the news that Elizabeth Warren, progressives' pick to head the new consumer protection agency, will be appointed to get said agency off the ground but (in all likelihood) not be its first director. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigJul 21, 2010
In yet another sweeping gesture that surely turned the stomachs of many of his opponents, President Barack Obama signed financial reform legislation on Wednesday, standing afterward with a similarly triumphant-looking Joe Biden and declaring (continued). Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigJul 21, 2010
It remains to be seen whether the new financial reform legislation that President Obama signed into law on Wednesday will spare us another economic cataclysm like the recession we're still in, but for his part, the president seems jazzed about it. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigFeb 28, 2010
Plans to create an independent agency to provide consumer financial protection have probably been scrapped. According to a leaked document, Democratic Sen. Chris Dodd is proposing that the protection office be within the Treasury Department instead of being independent, a clear capitulation to the Republicans. Dig deeper ( 2 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigFeb 2, 2010
Certain vigilant operatives from the blogosphere have caught wind of some key words and phrases that we might soon be hearing on Fox News, as Republican pollster and memo composer Frank Luntz has let fly with his latest manifesto on how to spin the news about happenings on Capitol Hill to the GOP's advantage. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigDec 15, 2009
Thanks to the runaway success of the iPhone, AT&T has the largest wireless network in the country -- and the lousiest. Fed-up subscribers, who pay the telco about $30 a month just for data (and another $40 or so for voice), are planning an assault this Friday called Operation Chokehold. (continued) Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
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