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Is the CFPB Really Protecting Consumers?

CFPB Director Richard Cordray faced intense criticism from the committee's Republicans, particularly Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas), who said that Congress has made the Director a “dictator” and given him power that is “amazing, frightening, and tragic.”

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Fed Chair Yellen Hints at Possible December Rate Hike in Congressional Testimony

Interest rates nearly took center stage in this banking testimony as Chair Yellen noted that the domestic economy is “pretty strong” and the “gradual rise in rates should not derail the housing market. Employment is going up, income is going up, and If the labor market improves, inflation will move up. December sounds incrementally more likely, but hinges on jobs reports.”

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