Friday, September 17, 2010
President Barack Obama has named Wall Street critic Elizabeth Warren his special adviser and tasked her with setting up the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which will look out for consumers in their dealings with banks, mortgage companies and other financial institutions. "She was the architect behind the idea for a consumer watchdog, so it only makes sense that she should be the architect working with Secretary of Treasury Geithner in standing up the agency," he said. The 61-year-old Harvard professor can assume her duties immediately. The appointment means Warren avoids a lengthy confirmation battle in the Senate.
Thursday, January 14, 2010
The CEOs of the country's major banks came under a grilling yesterday, as the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission kicked off hearings on the causes of last year's economic meltdown. We get reaction from Elizabeth Warren, who heads the group charged with overseeing the U.S. banking bailout, the Congressional Oversight Panel.
Thursday, May 07, 2009
For more from Elizabeth Warren, click here for her interview on personal finance
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