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Elizabeth Warren: New face of consumer protection agency

The Harvard professor and chief bailout watchdog will take the helm of the consumer protection agency created by the financial overhaul legislation.

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Obama ignores critics, appoints Warren to set up consumer protection agency
Article | In naming Elizabeth Warren to set up a new consumer protection agency on Friday, President Obama swiftly delighted the liberal base of his party after months of disenchantment.
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Elizabeth Warren says technology is key to new consumer bureau
Article | Elizabeth Warren has talked early and often about molding the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau into a nimble, sophisticated watchdog built for the 21st century.
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Warren sits down with big bank lobbyists
Article | Elizabeth Warren, a top candidate to lead the new Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection, met quietly last week with some of her sharpest critics: big bank lobbyists.
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Obama grapples with how to involve controversial professor in consumer agency
Article | When it comes to figuring out how best to ensconce Elizabeth Warren, the much-loved and much-loathed Harvard law professor, as the leader of the new Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection, the White House appears to have a dilemma on its hands.
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Business group wants a director in place before consumer bureau issues rules
Article | The latest effort to stem the reach of the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau came Tuesday. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce sent a letter urging Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner not to allow the consumer bureau to issue new regulations if it does not have a permanent director in place by Ju
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Obama will put Warren in special advisory role for consumer agency, sidestepping confirmation
Article | President Obama this week plans to name Harvard law Professor Elizabeth Warren as a special adviser so that she can oversee a new consumer financial protection bureau while avoiding a potentially vicious Senate confirmation fight, according to people with direct knowledge of the decision.
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Cameras, MP3 players, GPS devices losing their luster as technology advances
Article | Gadgets can't stay exciting (often another word for "scary") forever. As the costs of components deflate and manufacturers join the market, competing devices both get better and grow more alike.
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Elizabeth Warren: The watchdog consumers will thank
Article | When Yahoo put out its Top 10 searches in the financial category for 2010, there was no surprise to find, among the leaders, unemployment, foreclosures and the Dow Jones flash crash, the term coined for when the Dow dropped more than 600 points in one day in May.

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