Chris Arnold

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Education Department Launches 'Top-To-Bottom' Review Of Teachers' Grant Program

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Public school teachers across the country say they've been improperly hit with thousands of dollars in debt when paperwork errors turned their grants into loans that they're now supposed to pay back.

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Worries That A Federal Student Loan Watchdog Will Be Muzzled

Wednesday, May 09, 2018

The office of Students and Young Consumers at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will be folded into another office. Advocates are concerned about what that means for vulnerable borrowers.

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GOP Lawmakers Aim To Roll Back Regs Using Old Law In A New Way

Monday, May 07, 2018

Republicans lawmakers are expected to overturn a rule designed to prevent discrimination by auto lenders. It's part of a broader effort to roll back other regs using the Congressional Review Act.

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Elizabeth Warren To Consumer Chief: 'You Owe The Public Straight Answers'

Friday, April 27, 2018

On Thursday, the senator sent a scathing letter to the head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the agency she helped build.

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The Consumer Complaints Database That Could Disappear From View

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau chief Mick Mulvaney says he may shut down public access to more than a million complaints Americans have made about financial institutions.

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CFPB Chief Mick Mulvaney Wants To Shut Public Access To Consumer Complaints Database

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Mulvaney said the consumer database of complaints against banks shouldn't be a "Yelp for financial services." He also encouraged lobbyists to contribute to lawmakers to get their voices heard.

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Teachers Share Anger, Frustration Over Grants Turned Into Loans

Monday, April 23, 2018

A federal program meant to encourage young teachers has, instead, saddled thousands of them with unexpected debts. "I was in shock," says Mikayla Rhone, a teacher in Nebraska.

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Mick Mulvaney Faces Lawmakers

Friday, April 13, 2018

President Trump's pick to run the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Mick Mulvaney faced lawmakers on Capitol Hill for the first time. His main antagonist was Sen. Elizabeth Warren.

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Face-Off: Elizabeth Warren Vs. Trump's Consumer Watchdog, Mick Mulvaney

Thursday, April 12, 2018

An epic throw-down happened on Capitol Hill over the role of the federal government. The topic: the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the agency created in the wake of the financial crisis.

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Markets Jittery Over U.S.-China Trade Fight

Wednesday, April 04, 2018

U.S. stock markets fell early Wednesday after China announced its latest round of retaliation in the escalating tit-for-tat tariff fight. But major indexes were all up by the end of the day.

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Trade Tariffs And Tech Sector Worries Bring Down Stocks

Tuesday, April 03, 2018

The stock market saw a major sell-off Monday, with technology companies seeing particularly steep declines. The tech-heavy Nasdaq index lost 2.7 percent.

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Trump Official Wants To Put Tight Leash On Consumer Watchdog Agency

Monday, April 02, 2018

As a Republican congressman, Mick Mulvaney sponsored legislation to abolish the agency. Now that he's running it, he wants Congress to put the independent watchdog on a short leash.

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Episode 832: Mulvaney Vs The CFPB

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

What happens when you put someone who wants to close an agency, in charge of that agency? Today on the show, we find out.

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Why Teachers In High-Need Areas Are Now Saddled With Debt

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

A new government study obtained by NPR finds that thousands of teachers have had their federal grants taken away and converted to loans, often for minor paperwork errors.

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Dept. Of Education Fail: Teachers Lose Grants, Forced To Repay Thousands In Loans

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

The TEACH grant helps future teachers pay for college or a master's. Many say that when they started teaching, they were forced to pay it back. A study obtained by NPR suggests thousands are affected.

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February Jobs Report Was So Good, It Caught Many Economists Off Guard

Friday, March 09, 2018

U.S. employers added 313,000 jobs last month. The Labor Department report shows much stronger job growth than analysts expected. They'd been predicting an increase of about 200,000 jobs. Another good sign: workers returned to the workforce in the highest numbers in 35 years.

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Education Department Wants To Protect Student Loan Debt Collectors

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

The Trump administration is considering a policy change to prevent states from making tough demands of companies that collect student loan debt, according to an internal document obtained by NPR.

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Trump Administration's Latest Strike On CFPB: Budget Cuts

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.

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How Mick Mulvaney Is Changing The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

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.

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Trump Administration Plans To Defang Consumer Protection Watchdog

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."

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