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  • Senate confirms Kathy Kraninger as CFPB director. Kathy Kraninger, a White House official, has been confirmed as the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's new director over objections by critics who highlighted her lack of experience in consumer protection.
  • Quora discloses data breach affecting 100 million users. Quora, a widely used question-and-answer website, announced that a “malicious third party” had compromised the account information of 100 million users. Names, email addresses and encrypted passwords were among the compromised information, Quora chief
  • Digital divide is wider than we think.  According to the Federal Communications Commission, everyone in sprawling Ferry County has access to broadband internet.  But that is not the reality experienced by the roughly 7,500 residents of this Washington county, which is
  • Forget trinkets. These gifts change lives. Here’s my annual holiday guide for presents with meaning. If you insist on a gift certificate, how about one for GlobalGiving, whose website lists aid projects all over the world?
  • What is a predatory loan?. Predatory loans have unfair, misleading or unaffordable terms that generally benefit the lender at the expense of the borrower. Just about anyone is at risk for taking out a predatory loan, says Ruth Susswein, deputy
  • What I learned from tracking my spending. Everyone knows to watch their spending: A mistake can mean the difference between making or bouncing the rent check. I tracked my spending meticulously for a month. Here’s what I learned.

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