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Consumer Protection Agency Under the Microscope

Posted Monday, September 12, 2011

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Consumer Protection Agency Under the Microscope This past week, former Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray gave testimony in Washington about his nomination to head the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The Bureau was established by Congress to keep a tight reign on bank shenanigans. Democrats favor it, but the Republican majority in the new Congress believes the Bureau would be too powerful and might do more harm than good. Now the agency is in limbo. On the next Sound of Ideas, Plain Dealer Consumer Affairs columnist Sheryl Harris joins us as we dissect the politics and examine the Bureau's mission.

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Community/Human Interest, Education, Government/Politics

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Sheryl Harris, Plain Dealer Consumer Affairs writer
Stephen Koff, Plain Dealer Washington Bureau Chief
Mike Van Buskirk, President & CEO, Ohio Banker’s League

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