Chris Arnold appears in the following:
Sunday, February 18, 2018
Proposed cuts in funding for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau come amid questions about a Trump appointee softening the agency's stance on payday lenders. Democrats vow to fight the cuts.
Monday, February 12, 2018
President Trump's appointee running the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is making radical changes to make the agency less aggressive in its mission. An internal memo obtained by NPR says the CFPB will unveil a new strategic plan on Monday. The moves are frustrating staffers at the bureau.
Monday, February 12, 2018
The new head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is making the agency less aggressive in its mission. A new plan calls for it to fulfill "its statutory responsibilities, but go no further."
Monday, February 05, 2018
At issue are abuses committed in a massive consumer banking scandal, when millions of Wells Fargo customers were given checking accounts and credit cards they never asked for.
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
As a congressman, Mick Mulvaney accepted donations from payday lenders. Now he's in control of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which has delayed implementing payday lending rules.
Friday, January 12, 2018
After a rough childhood and later dealing with his own weight problem, Shaun T eventually found success as a workout video guru. He says it's important to have fun and focus on yourself for a change.
Friday, January 05, 2018
Democrats say the new tax law unfairly targets blue states. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he will file a lawsuit, while confusion reigns for Americans who tried to prepay property taxes.
Friday, December 15, 2017
Builders of affordable housing say the House Republican tax plan has a poison pill inside it that removes a tax incentive crucial for about half of the affordable housing units that get built.
Friday, December 08, 2017
They say the Republican tax proposals encourage companies to buy robots instead of hiring people and creating jobs. Some employers and economist say the bill should promote training instead.
Thursday, November 30, 2017
Republican lawmakers say their plans will save the typical middle class family between $1,200 and $1,400. But polls show only 25 percent to 33 percent of Americans approve of the proposals.
Thursday, November 30, 2017
To help pay for more than $1 trillion in tax cuts for U.S. corporations, the House version of the plan would end the tax break graduate students get on the value of their tuition waivers.
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Grad students around the country walked out of classes, office hours, and research labs to protest the House tax plan. Many who are already struggling financially said the bill would hit them hard.
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Since its creating in 2010 following the financial crisis, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has been both ambitious and divisive. Democrats and activists groups say it's a crucial fighter against the power of Wall Street. Republicans say the CFPB is unaccountable and even unconstitutional. This week's standoff over the bureau's interim directors is the most visible case of a battle that has been brewing for years.
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Richard Cordray, the head of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, is stepping down at the end of the month. The bureau was created in the wake of the financial crisis and has recovered $12 billion from financial firms on behalf of consumers, but Republicans have fought Cordray and the bureau, claiming its very existence is illegal and that it has harmed consumers by stifling lending.
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
The plan would raise taxes on graduate students, who make very little money to begin with. Analysts say the provision could discourage students from seeking advanced degrees, hurting economic growth.
Friday, November 03, 2017
The Republican tax plan is being sharply criticized by home-builders and realtors. They say the plan would discourage home-buying and push down home prices.
Thursday, November 02, 2017
Nearly a third of Latinos say they've experienced discrimination when seeking housing, according to a poll by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Harvard's T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Vice President Pence cast the tie-breaking vote last night in the Senate to repeal a rule that made it easier for Americans to sue their banks and credit card companies for wrongdoing. Wiping out the rule affects tens of millions of Americans who will be sent to arbitration on disputes over a credit card, checking account or prepaid card. It also dismantles the work of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which has been working on this for years.
Monday, October 23, 2017
Republicans in Congress are talking behind closed doors about a plan that would affect millions of Americans who are saving for retirement — and not in a good way according to many critics. The idea is to drastically lower the amount of money that Americans can set aside before taxes in their 401(k) accounts.
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
The largest known theft of Social Security numbers in history has lawmakers, law enforcement and identity theft victims angry. They're calling for better security and other changes in the system.