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Today on TAP: FICO scores unfairly cost consumers Read more

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Establishing financial institutions and regulations that work for middle- and low-income Americans is possible. We just have to do it. Read more

Economic Policy

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The bank had denied for months that it was behind the sale of El Paso Electric. Read more

Energy and the Environment

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Despite a more treacherous financial system than four years ago, the media has made financial regulatory policy all but invisible in the Democratic race. Read more

Politics

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A payday lending CEO appears to have reversed the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on a critical rule. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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The Commodity Futures Trading Commission is a critical derivatives regulator, and a House reauthorization fails to fortify it. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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Today on TAP: Blackstone wraps up its Wall Street rental scheme Read more

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A new proposed rule would allow ‘rent-a-bank’ schemes that could permit unlimited interest rates on loans as long as they come via a chartered bank. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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In Arizona, the industry has a bill that would block minimum wage increases, because when people don’t have money, they need short-term loans. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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Remaking the financial system does not require any new laws. Read more

Day One Agenda

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The consumer agency is finalizing new rules on debt collectors that would enable them to get judgments on illegitimate debts. Read more

Economic Policy

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The fight in Congress heats up over surprise medical billing, another abuse of the public driven by the private equity industry. Read more

, Money, Politics and Power

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Several candidates who have taken donor cash from private-equity barons have remained silent about the threat posed by the industry. Read more

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The bill to break the back of the worst thieves on Wall Street is sponsored by—no surprise—Elizabeth Warren. Read more

Economic Policy

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Thousands are expected to rally Thursday against the closing of Hahnemann University Hospital, a 171-year-old facility in Center City Philadelphia. Read more

Health and Social Policy

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Policymakers need to pay attention to the deregulation of these student loan-type products happening in Indiana. Read more

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What’s left of the Dodd Frank Act is being dismantled, leaving the economy vulnerable to grotesque financial concentration, excessive risk—and a repeat of the 2008 collapse. Read more

Economic Policy

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Alerted to the contributions, House Financial Services Chair Maxine Waters tells Sludge she will better vet her campaign contributors. Read more

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