Mick Mulvaney speaks during a November news conference at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. On Wednesday, he moved to effectively disband the agency's Consumer Advisory Council.
A "help wanted" sign hangs on a window of a restaurant in New York City. The U.S. economy gained a stronger-than-expected 223,000 jobs last month and the unemployment rate edged down to an 18-year low.
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Under legislation approved by the House on Tuesday, SunTrust and other banks with up to $250 billion in assets could be exempted from the toughest rules of the Dodd-Frank law.
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Kaitlyn McCollum teaches at Columbia Central High School in Tennessee. After being told her TEACH grant paperwork was late, her grants were converted to loans. "I'm on the phone in between classes ... trying to get all of this information together, crying, trying to plead my case," she says.
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