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Financial 411: Weekly Business Roundup

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.

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The Takeaway

Your Suggestions for the New Consumer Head

Friday, September 17, 2010

Elizabeth Warren is now the head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. What should she tackle first? Credit card practices? Mortgages? Student loans? Send your assignments for Warren.

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The Takeaway

Elizabeth Warren on Panel's Grilling of Wall St. CEOs

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

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The Takeaway

On the Trail of the TARP

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Try to imagine tracking $700 billion dollars as it moves out the doors of the United States Treasury Department and into the coffers of America's biggest banks. That's essentially the charge of our guest, Elizabeth Warren. Warren, the Gottlieb Professor of Law at Harvard University, is the Chairwoman of the Congressional Oversight Panel, which watches where the TARP money goes. When President Obama talks about transparency, she's the one who helps make it happen. She joins The Takeaway in advance of a new TARP report due out today.

For more from Elizabeth Warren, click here for her interview on personal finance

Which banks will need more money? See our report card

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