Public Policy News

From Congressional aid packages to new regulations and consumer protections, keep abreast of how the government’s latest moves affect your wallet.
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Authorities Seek To Shutter ‘Predatory’ Debt Collectors
Jerome Powell takes oath of office for second term as chair of the Federal Reserve.
Expect at Least Two More Big Interest Rate Hikes
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Americans Quitting Therapy Due to Rising Costs, Survey Shows
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Here’s Where To Sign Up for Subsidized Internet Service
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Landmark 1977 Fair Lending Law To Join Digital Era
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MoneyGram Is Sued Over Delayed Wire Transfers
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Forgiveness Gets Closer for Some Federal Student Loans
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Unpaid Medical Debt Loses More of Its Financial Stigma
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Protections on Payday Loans Fall Short, Watchdog Says
Fed Chair Jerome Powell speaks at the National Association for Business Economics.
Fed May Be Even More Wary of Inflation Than We Thought
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Biden Extends Student Loan Pause Again
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Could Oil Release Make a Real Dent in Gas Prices?
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Could Credit Card Late Fees Be the Next To Get the Ax?
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Trouble Ahead for Borrowers if Student Loan Pause Ends
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Biden Orders Study of Cryptocurrency Regulation
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Sanctions Spur Renewed Calls to Regulate Cryptocurrency
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Got an Idea for a Banking Rule? Here’s Where To Send It
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Have You Paid ‘Junk’ Bank Fees? Regulators Want To Know
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Most PPP Funding Didn’t ‘Protect Paychecks’ After All
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Here’s How To Get Your Free COVID-19 Test Kits
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Supreme Court Axes Biden’s Employer Vaccine Mandate
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Government Requires Insurers To Cover COVID Test Kits
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Medicare’s Record Part B Premium Hike May Shrink
Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) speaks to reporters as he leaves the Senate Chambers following a vote on December 15, 2021 in Washington, DC. The Senate voted to pass the National Defense Authorization Act, which sends the bill to the desk of U.S. President Joe Biden.
Can You Build a Better Child Tax Credit?
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Biden Aims To Trim Meat Prices by Boosting Competition
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Biden To Make It Easier To Pay Taxes, Student Loans
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Federal Watchdog Snarls at Banks’ Overdraft Fees
President Biden Announces His Nominees for Federal Reserve Chair and Vice Chair
Biden Picks Powell for Another Term As Fed Chief
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Here’s What’s in the Build Back Better Bill
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Federal Aid Could Offset Higher Home Heating Bills
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Can Cash Coax the Hesitant To Take the Vaccine?
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Stablecoins Need Legislative Action Now, Regulators Say
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Open Enrollment Begins for Subsidized Health Insurance
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Financial Firms Call Win As IRS Reporting Plan Gets Ax
President Biden Speaks In The White East Room Before Departing For Europe
Here’s How Dems’ Budget Plan Could Affect Your Finances
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Consumer Watchdog Probes Big Tech Payment Practices
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Burden of Child Care Cost Leads to Debt, Giving Up Pets
President Biden Meets With Business Leaders On Debt Ceiling
Debt Ceiling Dictionary: Your Guide to the Jargon
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‘Aggressive’ Regulator To Lead US Consumer Watchdog
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What You Need To Know for This Week’s FAFSA Launch
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Public Sees Slimmer Chance of Student Loan Forgiveness
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Bank Account Report Plan Would Affect Almost Everyone
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Federal Rental Aid System Picks Up Speed
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Hard, Low-Paid, Vital Child Care Jobs Find Few Takers
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End of Pandemic Aid May Hit Renters Especially Hard
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Pandemic Relief: What Remains and What’s Gone
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Treasury Rewards Efficient Rent Aid Programs
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Senators Grill SEC Chair Over Cryptocurrency Definition
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Here’s How the Spending Bill Could Affect Your Pocketbook
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Court Clears New Fee Protections for Payday Borrowers
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End of Unemployment Benefits to Have Ripple Effect
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If Social Security Trust Fund Ran Dry, What Then?
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Biden Proposes to Increase Affordable Housing
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Can’t Pay Rent? Here’s Where to Find Help
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Supreme Court Clears Landlords to Resume Evictions
Pelosi speaks to media in weekly press conference
Democrats’ $3.5 Trillion Spending Plan Moves Forward
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Administration Cuts Red Tape for Pandemic Rental Aid
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Federal Appeals Court Lets Eviction Moratorium Stand
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Biden: States Can Continue Some Emergency Jobless Pay
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Eviction Ban Survives First Court Challenge