Inquiring Consumer Archive: May, 2013

Colbert: 'Difference maker' was ... a vampire

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Patrick Rodgers is back in the news. Two years ago, the Philly homeowner was fighting Wells Fargo over his mortgage, as I described here and... Read more

Senator's plan: Let students refi at low rates, too

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With more than $1 trillion in student loans outstanding and jobs still so hard to come by that the Federal Reserve is keeping interest rates... Read more

McCain's bold plan to force cable TV to offer a-la-carte pricing

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The Federal Communications Commission recently confirmed what many consumers regard as obvious: Cable-TV prices have been climbing relentlessly... Read more

Elizabeth Warren's modest proposal: Lend to students at same rate as banks

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With interest rates on federally subsidized student loans set to double this summer unless Congress acts - and where have we heard that story... Read more

Debt firm claimed to represent U.S. 'Office of Disbursement'

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Richard Cordray, director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, says they were "wolves in sheep's clothing": purported "debt settlement"... Read more

No, that new Oregon study doesn't show Obamacare is worthless

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If you don't pay close attention to the anti-Obamacare and anti-Medicaid arguments and Internet memes popular in right-wing think tanks and... Read more

The back story to Citizens Bank's $14 million overdraft settlements

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Citizens Bank and its parent, RBS Citizens of Providence, R.I., itself a subsidiary of Royal Bank of Scotland Group, aren't saying saying why... Read more