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    Online Privacy and Identity Theft

    Lee Rainie talked about a study put together by the Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life Project. The study found that 18 percent of adults with Internet access had…

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    Coast Guard and Consumer Product Safety Nominations

    The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee held a nomination hearing on President Obama’s nominees for the U.S. Coast Guard and Consumer Product Safety…

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    Open Phones on Flash Boys

    Michael Lewis, the best-selling author of several books about Wall Street, published his latest, titled Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt, on Monday, March 31, 2014. The following Saturday…

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    Senator Blumenthal on General Motors Recall

    Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) spoke on the Senate floor, calling on General Motors to issue a warning to not drive its cars with bad ignition switches because they are not…

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    General Motors Ignition Switch Recall

    A Senate subcommittee hearing was held on General Motors' and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s handling of ignition switch complaints in GM cars that had resulted…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer responses to a question related to two congressional hearings on General Motors' (GM) handling of a recall of vehicles with faulty ignition switches:…

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    Preview of General Motors Recall Investigation Hearings

    Washington Post senior staff writer Holly Yeager previewed the testimony of General Motors Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra two congressional hearing son the investigation of the…

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    General Motors Ignition Switch Recall

    General Motors CEO Mary Barra and David Friedman, acting administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, testified at a hearing on the automaker’s ignition switch…

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    Consumer Data Breaches

    John Breyault of the National Consumers League talked about breaches of private consumer data at companies and organizations including Target and the University of Maryland. A video…

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    Online Data Security Breaches

    FTC Chair Edith Ramirez, Target CFO John Mulligan and University of Maryland President Wallace Loh were among the witnesses testifying about online consumer data protection before the…

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    Personal Data Security

    Federal Trade Commission Chair Edith Ramirez discussed the government’s role in overseeing the privacy and security of personal data. She proposed developing a stronger data…

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    Food and Drug Administration Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Request

    Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Margaret Hamburg testified on the fiscal year 2015 initiatives and priorities for her agency. She answered questions on antibiotics…

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    Youth and Financial Decision-Making

    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, Education Secretary Arne Duncan, and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray spoke at the first public meeting of the President’s…

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    Consumer Financial Data Protection

    Witnesses testified on governmental response to the recent security breaches at Target and Neiman Marcus. The focused on the impact on consumers and steps being taken to protect…

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    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Oversight

    Richard Cordray testified on the details of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s semiannual report.

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    Newsmakers with Richard Cordray

    Richard Cordray talked about the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s revised mortgage rules that took effect in January 2014. The rules were intended to ensure lenders would more…

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    HealthCare.gov Web Site Security

    Cybersecurity experts testified on information security on the Healthcare.gov Web site. One of the panelists said that overall, the government’s cybersecurity standards were weak.

    1,411 views
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    Home Mortgage Rules

    Representatives from home buyer associations and lender groups testified on the “ability to pay” rule mandated by the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial regulations law. The intent…

    692 views
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    Consumer Spending Habits

    Nicole Mayerhauser and Jim Tankersley talked about the history of American consumers' spending habits on goods and services. Topics included the effect on the gross domestic product…

    1,243 views
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    Privacy and Identity Protection

    Steven Toporoff talked about ways that consumers can protect themselves from identify theft. He discussed the types of identity theft, the role of the Federal Trade Commission, and the…

    355 views
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