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Richard Cordray, director of consumer protection agency, talks loans ith SD students

April 11, 2012 in The Daily Republic

SIOUX FALLS (AP) South Dakota Sen. Tim Johnson and the director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau are meeting with high school students and guidance counselors to talk about student loans. Continue Reading

Obama flexes executive power and names Cordray national consumer watchdog while Congress is in recess

January 4, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

n a defiant display of executive power, President Barack Obama today will buck GOP opposition and name Richard Cordray as the nation’s chief consumer watchdog. Outraged Republican leaders in Congress suggested that courts would determine the appointment was illegal. Republicans have halted Cordray’s nomination because they think the consumer agency is too powerful and unaccountable. Leaders of the party responded in blistering fashion. Continue Reading

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