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2017

September

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  • Regulator wants financial industry to self-report wrongdoing. After years as a sleepy federal backwater, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission became one of Wall Street’s most aggressive watchdogs during the Barack Obama administration. Now the agency — which is responsible for policing a…
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  • Stuck in the middle with few housing options. Housing is expensive for everyone in the Bay Area, but it’s especially challenging for middle-income buyers. Most new supply is at the high or low end. The gap in between is often called “the missing…
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  • Five tips for choosing a reliable nursing home. The news that eight Florida nursing home residents died in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma has prompted a criminal investigation and spurred widespread outrage. Experts in nursing home quality say there are some steps families…
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August

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  • Consumer Action INSIDER - September 2017. The September 2017 issue of Consumer Action's monthly newsletter introduces readers to a housing agency that's using Consumer Action's free resources to help clients; provides information on a California bill that would protect consumers in the event of another Wells Fargo-type scandal; details how the FTC is fighting robocalls; offers detailed information on our upcoming National Consumer Empowerment Conference; and more.
  • 3 myths that could tank your credit score. Myth No. 1: Closing out credit card accounts will boost your score Many people assume that if they close out a bunch of credit card accounts, their credit scores will rise. After all, having fewer…
  • Here’s what you need to know about flood insurance. As tens of thousands of people in Southeast Texas try to recover from the devastating floodwaters from Hurricane Harvey, many homeowners will discover damage to their homes isn’t covered.  The problem?  Many people didn’t have…
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