Wed Sep 12, 2012, 08:55 PM
Omaha Steve (35,849 posts)
AP IMPACT: Aggressive start for consumer bureau
By DANIEL WAGNER
WASHINGTON (AP) - The new federal agency charged with enforcing consumer finance laws is emerging as an ambitious sheriff, taking on companies for deceptive fees and marketing and unmoved by protests that its tactics go too far.
In the 14 months it has existed, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has launched dozens of enforcement probes and issued more than 100 subpoenas demanding data, testimony and marketing materials - sometimes amounting to millions of pages - from companies that include credit card lenders, for-profit colleges and mortgage servicers.
More than two dozen interviews with agency officials and industry executives offered sweeping insight into the new agency's behind-the-scenes efforts, which have taken the financial industry off guard and have been far more aggressive than previously known.
The number of subpoenas and probes was confirmed by agency, industry and trade group officials who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the subpoenas bar both sides from discussing them.
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Read more: http://apnews.excite.com/article/20120912/DA18D3183.html
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Wed Sep 12, 2012, 10:09 PM
Left Coast2020 (1,486 posts)
5. The companies should reimburse all of us that have been out of work.
That is what we deserve for our pain and suffering. About $2 million per person. These bastards have hurt millions of famalies. Happy to see this. Make it front page news too for all to see.