By Richard Pollock | 04/18/14 04:40 AM
Federal officials have ignored six small businesses on the ground floor next to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's new headquarters, refusing to share information about the building's renovation or the future of their shops. The shopkeepers' fears are warranted, because CFPB's...
By Mark Tapscott | 04/09/14 09:20 AM
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray's agency has been slammed in recent months for refusing to divulge to Congress details of its lavish spending on a new headquarters. The CFPB has also been exposed by the Washington Examiner for running an NSA-like surveillance...
By Joseph Lawler | 04/07/14 06:36 AM
Finance and financial regulation will be main features this week in Washington. On Tuesday, officials at some of the biggest regulatory agencies, including the Federal Reserve and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, will testify before the House Financial Services Committee. The hearing,...
By Richard Pollock | 04/03/14 08:20 AM
Rare bipartisanship blossomed at a House Financial Services subcommittee hearing surrounding allegations that a pattern of racial and gender discrimination exists at the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. A CFPB investigator charged that the bureau is a “toxic” workplace for its...
By Richard Pollock | 03/31/14 07:04 PM
Democrats on the House Financial Services Committee have quietly attempted to scuttle a congressional hearing looking into whistleblower allegations of discrimination at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Rep. Patrick McHenry, a North Carolina Republican, slammed the Democratic effort,...
By Joseph Lawler | 03/25/14 11:29 AM
The vast majority of payday loans are rolled over or quickly followed by new loans, and most people who borrow from payday lenders are recipients of government benefits, according to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
By Richard Pollock | 03/20/14 11:24 AM
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau officials are spending $139 million to renovate their headquarters, but a third of the bureau's employees still won't have offices, the Washington Examiner has learned.
By Richard Pollock | 03/19/14 09:24 AM
A federal lawsuit was filed today by the Washington Examiner seeking 335 pages of public documents withheld by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau about its costly renovation of an office building near the White House. The Examiner filed a civil complaint against the CFPB under the...
By Richard Pollock | 03/18/14 05:18 AM
The CFPB balance sheet, published last week by the Fed's board of governors, may do little to quash concerns of critics and some in Congress that the agency needs tighter controls on its spending and additional oversight by those on Capitol Hill.
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