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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Supervisory Highlights Consumer Reporting Special Edition

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Financial Crisis/Markets

http://files.consumerfinance.gov/f/documents/201703_cfpb_Supervisory-Highlights-Consumer-Reporting-Special-Edition.pdf

Discusses the problems uncovered in the U.S. credit reporting industry and how the agency has corrected these problems through its oversight.  From the Consumer Financial Protection Board.

 

Anti-Money Laundering: An Overview for Congress

Categories: Crime/Justice,Financial Crisis/Markets,Foreign Assistance,United Nations

https://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R44776.pdf

Discusses the scope of the money laundering problem, the government strategies used to combat it, and the resources available for the purpose.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

International Narcotics Control Strategy Report Vol. 2: Money Laundering and Financial Crimes

Categories: Crime/Justice,Drug Trafficking,Financial Crisis/Markets,Foreign Affairs,Foreign Assistance

http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/268024.pdf

Highlights the most significant steps countries have taken to improve their anti-money laundering efforts.  Also details U.S. government efforts to provide technical assistance and training.  From the State Department

 

Below Trend: The U.S. Productivity Slowdown Since the Great Recession

Categories: Business/Economics,Financial Crisis/Markets,Labor/Employment

https://www.bls.gov/opub/btn/volume-6/below-trend-the-us-productivity-slowdown-since-the-great-recession.htm

Examines trends in labor productivity as one measure of how well the U.S. economy has recovered from the Great Recession of 2008-2009 and discusses the implications for the economy of slow labor productivity growth.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Snapshot of Older Consumers and Student Loan Debt

Categories: Education-Higher,Elderly,Financial Crisis/Markets,Headlines,Prices/Inflation

https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.consumerfinance.gov/f/documents/201701_cfpb_OA-Student-Loan-Snapshot.pdf

Describes the increasing student loan debt that older consumers are carrying and how the increased debt burden is affecting their financial security.  This trend is caused by borrowers carrying student loan repayment later in life and older people helping to finance their children’s and grandchildren’s college education.  From the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

 

Responding to Corruption and the Kabul Bank Collapse

Categories: Afghanistan,Crime/Justice,Financial Crisis/Markets,Laws/Regulations

http://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/SR398-Responding-to-Corruption-and-the-Kabul-Bank-Collapse.pdf

Efforts to resolve the 2010 bank collapse illustrate the problems in combatting corruption in Afghanistan.  This report updates the government’s efforts and provides recommendations for improving the regulatory and judicial climate.  From the United States Institute of Peace

 

Economic Report of the President 2017

https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/ERP-2017/pdf/ERP-2017.pdf

Also includes the Annual Report of the Council of Economic Advisers.  Sections on reforming the financial and health care systems, reducing inequality, investing in higher education, and responding to climate change.  Also includes statistical tables on the U.S. economy.  From the Federal Digital System of the Government Publishing Office

 

Federal Student Aid Feedback System Preliminary Report

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Education-Higher,Financial Crisis/Markets,Govt Finance

https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/sites/default/files/fsawg/datacenter/library/feedback-system-prelim-report.pdf

Reports on information received from student aid customers since the passage of the Student Aid Bill of Rights.  The Federal Student Aid Feedback System was designed to be a single source for filing complaints and providing information about the student aid experience from application to final repayment. Summarizes some 4,800 responses, with more than 75% being complaints.  From the U.S. Department of Education

 

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