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Comments to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Regarding Defining Larger Participants in Certain Markets for Consumer Financial Products and Services Markets [Docket N. CFPB-HQ-2011-2] From Demos Demos welcomes the opportunity to respond to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's Notice...
09/14/2011
Publication
Before tomorrow's 2012 pre-election speech in which President Obama's vocal elocution will be earnest, and results - to put it mildly - tepid, about about how he could create jobs dammit, if only the Republicans would behave, it's interesting to note who's supporting Obama keep his job. A cursory...
09/06/2011
News/Resource
Here's some positive news out of Europe for a change: German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy called yesterday for a tax on financial trades. This isn't a new idea -- European leaders have pushed it before -- but a financial transaction tax (FTT) is a good idea that...
08/16/2011
Blog
Obama put[s] the U.S. government solidly back on the side of the middle class Washington, DC — Today, President Obama signed the landmark Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010. The Director of Demos' Washington, DC Office, Heather C. McGhee, and Demos' Federal...
08/10/2011
Press Release
Today We Start Rebuilding the American Middle Class Washington, DC — Today the US Senate passed an historic financial reform bill, the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, reigning in some of the most egregious practices of banking industry that led to the recent financial meltdown...
08/10/2011
Press Release
Having lost more than 143,000 jobs since the financial industry set off the Great Recession in 2008, Massachusetts's economy and its middle class depend more than ever on the health of our small businesses. Yet the engine of a thriving small business economy — affordable credit — has stalled...
07/11/2011
Publication
For far too long, brokers have been selling their older clients complex investments known as structured products. These products are so risky, and so costly in fees, that some of them are almost sure money losers. They entered retirement portfolios like Trojan horses, and then destroyed people’s...
05/17/2011
Publication
New York, NY – 'Shadow Market' investment products have come under scrutiny following the banking meltdown, but they continue to be aggressively marketed to clients who can least afford the potentially catastrophic losses. Millions of American seniors could see their golden years turn bleak if the...
05/17/2011
Press Release
Maine can put deposits of state tax revenue to use in ways that tilt the economic playing field back toward Main Street businesses, our community banks, and long-term job growth. A Maine Street Economic Development Bank—like the successful Bank of North Dakota—will generate new revenue for Maine,...
05/03/2011
Publication
How Main Street Partnership Banks Can Improve Local Economies
04/21/2011
Data Byte
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