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Democrats and consumer groups have called for Eric Blankenstein, a policy director at the CFPB, to be fired.

  • Dec 11, 2018

Her nomination took much of Washington by surprise. Kraninger has almost no experience as a consumer finance regulator but now is one of the country’s most powerful banking regulators.

  • Dec 6, 2018

Political appointees at CFPB gummed up agency operations while claiming efficiencies as their aim, according to agency data and interviews with career officials.

  • Dec 4, 2018

The chamber along party lines to advance Kathleen Kraninger’s nomination for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. A confirmation vote could come as early as next week.

  • Nov 29, 2018

Stanphyl Capital is part of one of Wall Street’s most aggressive bets against a single company in history. The $10 billion wager has set up a marathon battle between one of Silicon Valley’s most outspoken leaders, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, and some of Wall Street’s most notorious doomsayers.

  • Nov 22, 2018

The 29 percent increase in quarterly profits is just the latest indication that a decade after a global financial crisis that wiped out trillions in wealth, the country’s 5,400 banks have not just recovered but are even stronger.

  • Nov 20, 2018

The acknowledgement is sure to raise the pressure on the San Francisco-based bank, which has been struggling to repair its image after a series of missteps.

  • Nov 6, 2018

“I thought it was a movie set . . . this is much scarier.”

  • Oct 24, 2018

The San Francisco branch of the SEC had become ground zero for some of the tech industry’s biggest regulatory headaches.

  • Oct 24, 2018

Equifax has received the most complaints, 83,252. Its political action committee contributed $5,000 to Mulvaney, according to a new report by Public Citizen.

  • May 8, 2018
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