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Poll: Americans Oppose CFPB Overreach, Unaccountability

A national poll conducted by polling agency Zogby Analytics found a majority of American consumers hold a negative opinion of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) was created by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act to advocate for consumers and enforce new financial laws and regulations. The poll, commissioned by the U.S. Consumer Coalition, found 55 percent of respondents believe the agency’s financial data...

NYC Mayor De Blasio Retreats from Uber Fight

After months of fighting with the popular transportation-network company Uber, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is backing away from proposed restrictions on how many new drivers the company can hire. As part of the compromise reached between de Blasio administration officials and Uber, the ridesharing company agreed to turn over geolocation data to the city to assist a planned four-month study on the service’s effect on city traffic patterns.  Stated Goals, Real Goals Jared Meyer, a...

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