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U.S. consumer watchdog revisits scaling back payday lending rules

Feb 06 2019

WASHINGTON The U.S. consumer watchdog on Wednesday proposed reviewing a rule cracking down on payday lenders, a move consumer advocates and some lawmakers blasted as a further sign the Trump administration is going easy on predatory lenders.

Trump expects Congress to help overhaul Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac

Jan 29 2019

WASHINGTON The administration of U.S. President Donald Trump intends to include Congress in any effort to pull back on its control over mortgage finance firms Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, a White House official said on Tuesday.

Report reveals an undeclared North Korean missile base headquarters

Jan 21 2019

WASHINGTON One of 20 undeclared ballistic missile operating bases in North Korea serves as a missile headquarters, according to a report by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) published on Monday.

North Korean base serves as missile headquarters: think tank

Jan 21 2019

WASHINGTON One of 20 undeclared ballistic missile operating bases in North Korea serves as a missile headquarters, according to a report by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) published on Monday.

U.S. air safety agents absences hit record level; shutdown in Day 31

Jan 21 2019

WASHINGTON The U.S. Transportation Security Administration, where employees are going unpaid amid a partial government shutdown, said on Monday that unscheduled absences among U.S. airport security officers rose to a record 10 percent on Sunday as the shutdown reached its 31st day.

U.S. regulators urge banks to go easy on borrowers hurt by government shutdown

Jan 11 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. banking regulators said on Friday that lenders should accommodate borrowers who are unable to meet their payments or need access to lines of credit to meet obligations during the partial government shutdown.

U.S. regulator SEC to operate on partial basis due to federal shutdown

Dec 27 2018

WASHINGTON The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced on Thursday that it will partially operate with reduced staff during to the ongoing federal shutdown.

U.S. senators write to regulators on Robinhood's botched checking plans

Dec 20 2018

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK A bipartisan group of U.S. senators sent a letter to regulators on Thursday expressing concern that financial technology startup Robinhood may not be offering full transparency to its customers over the botched launch of its new cash management service.

Republican frustrations grow as SEC chair proves frequent ally of Democrats

Dec 20 2018

WASHINGTON Republicans are starting to wonder if they accidentally picked a Democrat to run the country's top securities regulator.

RPT-Republican frustrations grow as SEC chair proves frequent ally of Democrats

Dec 20 2018

WASHINGTON, Dec 20 Republicans are starting to wonder if they accidentally picked a Democrat to run the country's top securities regulator.

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