Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray says financial firms use arbitration to "sidestep the legal system [and] avoid accountability." But industry officials say a proposed ban on mandatory arbitration clauses will lead to frivolous legal action. Steve Helber/AP hide caption

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New Rule Would Make It Easier For Consumers To Sue Banks
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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Rule Would Ban Class-Action Waivers
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How To Not Run Out Of Money In Retirement
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A Chinese worker checks part of a car at the production line of France's Renault and China's Dongfeng Group factory in February. Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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China Killed 1 Million U.S. Jobs, But Don't Blame Trade Deals
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Labor Secretary Tom Perez speaks at a governors meeting in July. Under current rules, advisers "say things like 'we put our clients first,' " Perez said this week. Going forward, "this is no longer a slogan. It's the law." Steve Helber/AP hide caption

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White House To Financial Advisers: Put Savers' Interests First
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Obama Administration Wants Savers To Keep More Of Their Retirement Money
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U.S. Economy Added 215,000 Jobs, Unemployment Rose To 5 Percent In March
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How To Keep Money From Messing Up Your Marriage
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Consumers have been benefiting from lower gas prices. Here, prices dip below $2 per gallon at an Exxon station in Woodbridge, Va., on Jan. 5. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Why Cheap Gas Might Not Be Good For The U.S. Economy
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Passengers walk through the terminal as they head to their flights at Reagan National Airport in Arlington, Va., on Dec. 23, 2015. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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As Oil Plummets, Cheap Jet Fuel Means Better Travel Deals
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U.S. Treasury Cracks Down On Luxury-Home Money Laundering
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A Historic Start: Economic Ups And Downs
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Harold Pollack's index card of finance tips. Harold Pollack hide caption

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Can The Best Financial Tips Fit On An Index Card?
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Economists Critical Of Less Being Spent On Economic Data Gathering
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Wind turbines dot the landscape in Mojave, Calif. The recent extension of federal tax credits is expected to give the wind and solar energy industries a big boost. Irfan Khan/LA Times via Getty Images hide caption

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Tax Breaks, Falling Costs Are Boosting Wind And Solar
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