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Juneau Empire Online Local News: Group seeks to revive consumer protection 7/8/98

...door-to-door campaign seeking to re-establish a state Consumer Protection Agency is being conducted by the Alaska Public Interest...Permanent Fund checks are handed out. ``Without a consumer protection agency there's no deterrent,'' she said today...
Agency improvement gets legislative praise

...improvements. Stoltze said he'd like to see more changes, including moving the division from being classified as a consumer protection agency to an economic development agency within the Department of Commerce, Community & Economic Development. "I...
Outside editorial: Financial regulations there are in the health-care debate - and the issues cut across party lines. Should there be a strong consumer protection agency to rein in subprime mortgages and other toxic "products," or would that stifle innovation and duplicate state...
Senate approves RCA extension bill

...legislation but favored HB 111, said passage of the bill is good for Alaska consumers. "I think we need a consumer protection agency so I'm glad we didn't let the RCA lapse," he said. The commission is in the middle of an ongoing fight...
Senate questions Obama's financial oversight plan

...contributed to the housing and credit crises. Several Democrats also lauded the proposed creation of a new consumer protection agency that would police the market for deceptive business practices in financial products such as credit cards and...
Pro: Liberals must stand with the president

...enormous and historic gain toward universal health care. He signed a financial reform bill that established a consumer protection agency and put most derivative trading on an open exchange under the regulatory umbrella.He ended the war in Iraq...
Woman Wall Street hates most is right for the job

...bill dead on arrival within days of him announcing it last year. The same people were quoted predicting the consumer- protection agency would never happen under their watch. It was a serious miscalculation and reflective of the industry's misjudgment...
Outside editorial: Wall Street needs a strong sheriff overlooking Warren got him nowhere, and Cordray is the right kind of leader to head the nation's first consumer protection agency in the realm of finance. With the consequences of the Great Recession still evident all around us, it should...
Outside editorial: Behind the smoke screen

...product information is a trade secret. Even so, the new restrictions have enormous potential. Finally, a consumer protection agency will have access to information about important tobacco company practices, and the power to stop the most harmful...


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