Consumer protection and advocacy

FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015, file photo, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray listens to a speaker during a a hearing in Denver. State and federal authorities are suing Ocwen Financial Corp., saying the mortgage servicing company botched the handling of millions of mortgage accounts. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said Thursday, April 20, 2017, that Ocwen generated errors in borrowers' accounts, failed to credit payments, illegally foreclosed on homeowners, and charged borrowers for add-on products without their consent. Ocwen is one of the nation's largest non-bank mortgage lenders. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)
April 20, 2017 - 3:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — State and federal authorities have sued mortgage servicer Ocwen Financial Corp., saying the company botched the handling of millions of mortgage accounts. The action sent Ocwen's shares plunging about 50 percent. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said Thursday that the...
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April 20, 2017 - 2:24 pm
MILAN (AP) — A longtime Telecom Italia employee has been awarded monthly social security payments after a court found that his brain tumor was caused by improper use of a company-issued cellphone. Lawyer Stefano Bertone said Thursday that it was the first trial court verdict of which he was aware...
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April 09, 2017 - 7:37 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Oreo cookie maker Mondelez is thinking about replacing longtime CEO Irene Rosenfeld, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. The report says Mondelez's board has discussed possible replacements for Rosenfeld, who is also chair of the company, and hired a recruiting firm to...
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April 09, 2017 - 8:54 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The natural gas boom that has hammered coal mines and driven down utility bills is hitting nuclear power plants, sending multi-billion-dollar energy companies in search of a financial rescue in states where competitive electricity markets have compounded the effect. Fresh off...
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In this photo taken Jan. 11, 2011, the Verizon logo is displayed in New York. The Republican-led Senate moved Thursday, March 23, 2017, to undo Obama-era regulations that would have forced internet service providers like Comcast and Verizon to ask customers’ permission before they could use or sell much of their personal information. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
March 23, 2017 - 1:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-led Senate moved Thursday to undo Obama-era regulations that would have forced internet service providers like Comcast and Verizon to ask customers' permission before they could use or sell much of their personal information. Senators voted along party lines, 50-48...
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March 14, 2017 - 12:00 pm
The stock market is up, unemployment is down but things aren't rosy for all Americans. A new analysis of government data by the Consumer Federation of America found that the number of Americans in default on their student loans jumped by nearly a fifth last year. As of the end of 2016, there were 4...
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