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 •  November 12

ATLANTA — The federal investigators looking into the breach that exposed personal information maintained by the Equifax credit report company are used to dealing with high-profile hacks and the challenges they present. The U.S. attorney’s office and FBI in Atlanta have prosecuted developers and promoters of the SpyEye and Citadel malware toolkits,...

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 •  November 6

On November 8, The Washington Post will host a program examining the current and future cyber threat landscape and the solutions that could help contain this urgent problem. Speakers will discuss how government and business can work together to prevent cyber-attacks and protect consumer data, strategies for prevention and detection, and best...

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 •  October 25

Vice President Pence cast a tie-breaking vote late Tuesday to block new regulations allowing U.S. consumers to sue their banks, handing Wall Street and other big financial institutions their biggest victory since President Trump's election. The rules, issued by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, would have cost the industry billions of...

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 •  October 25

NEW YORK — Call it a win for “the swamp.” President Trump and Republicans in Congress handed Wall Street banks a big victory by effectively killing off a politically popular rule that would have allowed consumers to band together to sue their banks. The 51-50 vote in the Senate, with Vice President Mike Pence casting the deciding vote, means bank...

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 •  October 25

To secure a rare legislative victory this week, Senate Republicans turned to a strategy that has paid off for them in the recent past: killing policy rather than writing it. This time, Republicans took aim at a regulation giving U.S. consumers more flexibility to sue their banks and other financial institutions. The rule is widely loathed by the...

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 •  October 24

(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) While Washington – and political Twitter – remain consumed by the battle of words between President Trump and Tennessee Senator Bob Corker, not to mention the latest attempts by the Republicans to move tax reform forward, an important Republican effort to weaken financial oversight and accountability is proceeding...

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 •  October 23

In a highly unusual move, the Trump administration on Monday attacked a rule proposed by one of its own agencies. The intergovernmental fight pits regulators appointed by President Trump — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and acting comptroller of the currency Keith Noreika — against one of the few Obama administration appointees remaining —...

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 •  October 5

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Thursday finalized wide-ranging rules targeting the billions of dollars in fees collected by payday lenders offering high-cost, short-term loans. The rules could radically reshape the payday lending industry by requiring firms to verify that borrowers can afford the debt and capping the number of times...

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 •  October 3

Former Republican Senator from Georgia Saxby Chambliss (R) advises former Equifax CEO Richard Smith before he testifies on Capitol Hill. Smith stepped down as CEO of Equifax last month after it was reported that hackers broke into the credit reporting agency and made off with the personal information of nearly 145 million Americans. (Chip...

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 •  September 27

One of Washington’s top consumer watchdogs warned on Wednesday that credit rating agencies should prepare for tougher supervision in the wake of a massive hack at Equifax that exposed sensitive data on 143 million people. “We’re going to have monitoring in place that’s preventive,” Richard Cordray, the head of the Consumer Financial Protection...