President Trump talked a big game during his campaign about standing up to Wall Street and cracking down on companies that stash profits overseas. But yesterday, President Trump issued executive actions that could make it harder for the federal government to rein in too-big-to-fail financial firms. He also ordered a review of tax policies that corporations find to be a “burden” – including...
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President Trump talked a big game during his campaign about standing up

Analysis | Trump orders another review of post-financial crisis regulations on Wall Street

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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau yesterday sued Ocwen, one of the largest mortgage servicers in the country, for mistreating homeowners in almost every way. According to the CFPB’s lawsuit, Ocwen routinely failed at sending accurate monthly statements, crediting homeowner payments, and paying taxes and insurance – taking money straight out of homeowners’ pockets. Allegedly, Ocwen...
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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau yesterday sued Ocwen one of the largest

Regulators Sue Ocwen for 'Deceptive Practices'

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Tena R. Martin
Even after Republicans withdrew their dangerous health care bill, President Trump made clear he is rooting for our health care system to fail. Now the Trump Administration is threatening to withhold the federal subsidies that make health insurance affordable for millions of Americans. Breaking this promise would destabilize our insurance markets and send costs skyrocketing.

At a Senate...
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Retirement advisers should act in their customers’ best interest – not their own interest or in the interest of their investment firm. President Obama and Labor Secretary Tom Perez wrote a good, strong conflict of interest rule, but President Donald Trump has been helping his big business pals to kill it. Even Trump’s 60-day delay of the rule that is currently in effect is costing Americans...
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Retirement advisers should act in their customers best interest not their own

President Trump Just Cost Americans Saving For Their Retirement $3.7 Billion

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Saturday, April 15th is the four-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings. We remember the victims and their families of that tragic day – but we also remember the resiliency of the people of Boston and generosity of people across Massachusetts and around the country. On One Boston Day, the City of Boston asks everyone to participate in random acts of kindness – and acts of service for...
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We had another terrific town hall in Salem tonight! I'm glad to have the opportunity to answer people's questions and talk about how I'm using every tool in the toolbox to fight for Massachusetts families in the Senate.
We had another terrific town hall in Salem tonight Im glad to
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Look forward to seeing everyone in Salem tomorrow night!
Look forward to seeing everyone in Salem tomorrow night

Salem Town Hall with Senator Elizabeth Warren

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Just weeks after the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau went after student loan giant Navient (formerly Sallie Mae) for railroading student loan borrowers into bad repayment options that boosted the company’s profits, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos ripped up critical policies created last year to protect borrowers. These policies would have made it harder for student loan companies that...
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Just weeks after the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau went after student loan

DeVos dials back consumer protections for student loan borrowers

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Robert Frank
Senator Elizabeth Warren will be hosting a town hall on Thursday, April 13 at Salem High School. She will be making remarks and answering questions about what's happening in the Senate and how she's fighting for Massachusetts families. This is also a chance to talk with our staff about any questions or concerns you might have, or assistance you may need.

Doors open at 5:30pm.
Senator Elizabeth Warren will be hosting a town hall on Thursday April

Salem Town Hall with Senator Elizabeth Warren

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After the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau helped bring to a light the years-long fake accounts scandal at Wells Fargo, the bank’s Board of Directors launched an internal investigation into the scam. Today, the Board released the results of the investigation and clawed back another $75 million in compensation from two senior executives, including former CEO John Stumpf. While this is a...
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After the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau helped bring to a light the

Wells Fargo Board Claws Back $28 Million More From Ex-CEO

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David Child
Jane Bassler Russom
If you've bought a six pack recently, chances are you're paying more for fewer options. That's because just two companies control the lion's share of America's beer, buying up the craft brewers and independent breweries that have created a vibrant beer market and jacking up beer prices in order to stuff more money into their own pockets. That story is playing out in markets all across the...
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If youve bought a six pack recently chances are youre paying more

Is It Last Call for Craft Beer?

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Ashlea Walter
Rachel Swack
We’ve made some real progress since Wall Street’s high-risk bets brought our economy to its knees. But let’s get real: Most of the big banks are even bigger now than when we declared them “too big to fail” in 2008 and handed them a no-strings-attached bailout.

That’s why I’ve been a strong supporter of a 21st Century Glass-Steagall Act to rebuild the wall between boring commercial banking...
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Weve made some real progress since Wall Streets highrisk bets brought our

Senators Warren, McCain, Cantwell and King Introduce 21st Century Glass-Steagall Act

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Back in the 1950s, a drug called thalidomide – marketed as a sleep aid and an anti-nausea medication for pregnant women – led to more than 10,000 children in Europe being born with severe birth defects. But fewer than 100 children were born with thalidomide-related birth defects in the US because an FDA reviewer kept the drug off the market over concerns about the company’s shoddy safety...
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This week, the Trump Administration announced that it was eliminating US funding for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the UN agency that provides voluntary family planning, maternal, and child healthcare services around the world. The reason? Republicans say that the UNFPA promotes “coercive abortions” in China. There’s just one problem: it’s not true. The UNFPA staunchly opposes...
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This week the Trump Administration announced that it was eliminating US funding

Trump Admin Cuts Off UN Agency's Funds Over Abortion Concern

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Natalie Hall
Calvin Calvin
Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley is a champion for working families – and he showed it overnight when he spoke for more than 15 hours about Judge Neil Gorsuch. I thought his staff might need a little sugar boost this morning, so with Jeff on the phone, I dropped off Massachusetts’ finest Dunkin Donuts to his office. Jeff is one of the best, and I’m very glad to fight side-by-side with him.
Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley is a champion for working families and he
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Calvin Calvin
My friend Senator Jeff Merkley has been speaking on the Senate floor for 15 hours about why the Senate should oppose Judge Neil Gorsuch. Go, Jeff, Go!
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Gabe Geib
Judge Neil Gorsuch doesn’t have enough support in the Senate to be confirmed to the Supreme Court. Republicans now have a choice: they can tell President Trump to send a new, mainstream nominee – or they can jam through a judge who cares more about corporations than workers, consumers and women. There’s never been a more important time for a strong, independent Supreme Court – and that’s why I...
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Wells Fargo spent years scamming customers by creating more than two million fake accounts – and executives tried to hide their crimes by firing employees who blew the whistle on the bank’s abusive and illegal practices. That’s why – back in September – my colleagues and I had asked the Department of Labor to launch a review of labor violations involving Wells Fargo.

Then-Labor Secretary Tom...
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Wells Fargo spent years scamming customers by creating more than two million

Wells Fargo Whistle-Blower Wins $5.4 Million and His Job Back

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Jay Fox
Nichole Blankinship
When companies can consume their rival companies instead of competing with them, consumers can get stuck with few or no alternatives – so prices go up, and quality suffers. In the latest edition of the fox guarding the henhouse, President Trump nominated Makan Delrahim, the former lobbyist for one of the biggest health care mergers in US history, to lead the Department of Justice’s Antitrust...
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When companies can consume their rival companies instead of competing with them

Trump Administration Conflicts? Former Anthem Lobbyist To Oversee Antitrust Division: Report

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Rae Lynn
Today I'm joining Bernie Sanders to make sure a college education is possible not just for some of our kids, but for all of our kids. Watch now!
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