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Charlene Crowell: Congress Gives Financial Fraudsters a Get-Out-Jail Free Card

Charlene Crowell: Congress Gives Financial Fraudsters a Get-Out-Jail Free Card

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*A bill signed on November 1 by President Donald Trump sealed an unfortunate fate for consumers seeking financial justice. By signing H.J. Res. 111, both the President and Congress have together knocked down consumer protections to favor financial businesses and corporations. In Washington-speak, it’s about a rule that ends mandatory or forced arbitration. CFPB’s rule […]

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Charlene Crowell: White House Budget Blueprint Forewarns Fatal $6 Billion HUD Funding Cut

Charlene Crowell: White House Budget Blueprint Forewarns Fatal Billion HUD Funding Cut

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*Proposed budget cuts — From youth yearning for the time to have their own place, to older Americans hoping to age in place, the need to have a home is a shared concern of consumers of all ages and locales. It’s where children are raised and memorable moments dwell. It’s also where many people rest, […]

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Mortgage Denials Persist for Black America

Mortgage Denials Persist for Black America

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*In recent weeks, a spate of news coverage has referred to America’s “inner cities”. Some may even interpret it as a new code word for minorities, usually referring to Blacks and Latinos. Yet today, according to Richard Rothstein, a research associate with the Economic Policy Institute, the inner city experience does not encompass all of […]

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Charlene Crowell: For-Profit Colleges May Value Profits Over Achievement

Charlene Crowell: For-Profit Colleges May Value Profits Over Achievement

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*Higher education is supposed to be about opening doors to a promising future. Fortified by training, skills and credentials, a personal pathway to the middle class is the presumed goal. But in recent days, some higher education doors are closing, while others are writing checks for fines and refunds imposed by regulators. It’s almost enough […]

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