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Student Loans: Some Issues to Consider

Although these are not the only aspects of student loan policy that will come up in the next legislative session, these issues will drive the discussion regarding student loans. Student loan debt is being reported as the next big “mortgage

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Game Changer

President Obama’s recess appointment of Richard Cordray to run the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is a bold political act, but its significance goes far beyond politics. I remarked today to a key Democratic strategists that this was a declaration of

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A Step Forward?

Unlike previous Congressional hearings, including one in which Representative Patrick McHenry (R-NC) famously called Elizabeth Warren “a liar”; last week’s Senate Banking Committee Hearing on President Obama’s nomination of Richard Cordray to direct the newly created Consumer Financial Protection Bureau,

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Howard Schweitzer Speaks at Capital Roundtable Masterclass on Dodd-Frank

On Thursday, February 10, 2011, Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies Principal Howard Schweitzer was a panelist at Capital Roundtable’s Masterclass, “Private Equity Investing in Regional & Community Banks — How Investors Can Thrive From the Surge in Consolidations.”  Howard spoke on

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