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House banking panel staff director, spouse of Trump counsel, to leave

Oct 03 2018

(This Oct. 2 story corrects headline and first paragraph to show Don McGahn has not yet left the White House)

U.S. prosecutors charge three men in $364 million Ponzi scheme

Sep 19 2018

WASHINGTON Federal prosecutors have accused three men of portraying themselves as investment professionals and using a phony portfolio of consumer debt to defraud hundreds of unwary investors out of tens of millions of dollars as part of a $364 million Ponzi scheme.

U.S., Cuba officials discuss mysterious embassy health incidents

Sep 13 2018

WASHINGTON U.S. and Cuban officials met at the State Department on Thursday to discuss the mysterious health problems that have affected more than two dozen American Embassy personnel, a situation that led to a reduction in staffing at the Havana mission and a chill in ties between the countries.

U.S. incomes rose but inequality widened in 2017: data

Sep 12 2018

WASHINGTON The median U.S. household income rose for a third straight year in 2017 to the highest on record since 1967 by one measure, but the gap between white- and non-white households widened, government data showed on Wednesday.

Senate votes to advance Trump's pick for SEC commissioner

Sep 05 2018

WASHINGTON The U.S. Senate voted 85 to 14 on Wednesday to confirm Elad Roisman, President Donald Trump's pick as commissioner to fill the vacant Republican seat atop Wall Street's securities regulator.

U.S. banking regulator kicks off low-income lending rules rewrite

Aug 28 2018

WASHINGTON A federal regulator said on Tuesday it is seeking input on rewriting decades-old rules aimed at encouraging bank lending in low-income communities.

U.S. banking regulator kicks off rewrite of community lending rules

Aug 28 2018

WASHINGTON, Aug 24 A federal banking regulator said on Tuesday it will begin soliciting input on decades-old rules on bank lending in low-income communities, kicking off a long awaited and potentially contentious rulewriting process.

Senate panel votes to advance Trump pick to head consumer watchdog

Aug 23 2018

WASHINGTON The U.S. Senate Banking Committee voted on Thursday to advance President Donald Trump's pick to head the federal consumer watchdog despite criticism from Democratic senators.

Senate panel delays vote on Trump consumer watchdog pick

Aug 01 2018

WASHINGTON A U.S. Senate panel on Wednesday postponed a vote to confirm President Donald Trump's pick to lead the U.S. consumer watchdog following an effort by Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren to get more details on the nominee's role in immigration matters and other policy areas.

Democrats demand more information from Trump's consumer watchdog pick

Jul 27 2018

WASHINGTON Democratic lawmakers stepped up pressure on President Trump's pick to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, demanding more information on her role in the administration's immigration policies and her stance on consumer finance issues, according to letters seen by Reuters on Friday.

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