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Senate confirms Cordray as consumer bureau chief

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WASHINGTON - The Senate on Tuesday confirmed a director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, ending a nearly two-year standoff in Congress and putting the new agency on sounder legal footing.

UPDATE 3-US Senate confirms Cordray as consumer bureau chief

WASHINGTON, July 16 - The U.S. Senate on Tuesday confirmed a director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, ending a nearly two-year standoff in Congress and putting the new agency on sounder legal footing.

16 Jul 2013

Majority of Senate votes to confirm consumer bureau leader

WASHINGTON - A majority of senators voted on Tuesday to confirm Richard Cordray as director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, nearly two years after he was first nominated to the post.

16 Jul 2013

Majority of U.S. Senate votes to confirm consumer bureau leader

WASHINGTON, July 16 - A majority of U.S. senators voted on Tuesday to confirm Richard Cordray as director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, nearly two years after he was first nominated to the post.

16 Jul 2013

Senator urges exchanges to require one-share-one-vote system

- A U.S. senator has asked exchange operators NYSE Euronext and Nasdaq OMX Group to consider proposing rules that would require the companies that list their shares with them to have "one share, one vote" corporate structures.

05 Jun 2013

U.S. senator urges exchanges to require one-share-one-vote system

June 5 - A U.S. senator has asked exchange operators NYSE Euronext and Nasdaq OMX Group to consider proposing rules that would require the companies that list their shares with them to have "one share, one vote" corporate structures.

05 Jun 2013

Senate to hold vote on consumer watchdog director next week

- Senate Democratic leaders plan to hold a vote next week on President Barack Obama's choice to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, a Senate Democratic aide said on Wednesday, but they are not expected to muster enough votes to confirm him.

15 May 2013

U.S. Senate to hold vote on consumer watchdog director next week

May 15 - U.S. Senate Democratic leaders plan to hold a vote next week on President Barack Obama's choice to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, a Senate Democratic aide said on Wednesday, but they are not expected to muster enough votes to confirm him.

15 May 2013

Senator Warren wants bank settlements to be justified

WASHINGTON - An outspoken freshman senator with a record of taking on Wall Street wants financial regulators and federal prosecutors to provide an economic justification for allowing big banks to settle investigations without admitting any wrongdoing.

14 May 2013

UPDATE 2-US Senator Warren wants bank settlements to be justified

WASHINGTON, May 14 - An outspoken freshman U.S. senator with a record of taking on Wall Street wants financial regulators and federal prosecutors to provide an economic justification for allowing big banks to settle investigations without admitting any wrongdoing.

14 May 2013
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Key retirements mean a changing of the guard next year in U.S. Congress

Regardless what voters decide in the November elections, there will be a major changing of the guard next year in the U.S. Congress as result of a number of key retirements.

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Obama unloads on Republicans, sees 'cynical genius'

29 Aug 2014

NEWPORT R.I. - Obama, raising money for Democratic candidates as Republicans aim to take over the Senate in the fall, on Friday blamed some Republicans for a calculated effort to undermine faith in government by opposing policy compromises.