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A handful of experts are pointing to business uncertainty and a few financial and economic indicators as signs of a possible recession on the horizon. Lynne Sladky/AP hide caption

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Is The U.S. Headed For Recession?

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Supreme Court Sides With American Express In Antitrust Case

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Tensions Rise Between U.S. And China Over Trade Actions

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Comptroller of the Currency Joseph Otting, a former bank executive, is testifying before Congress this week about reshaping some banking rules. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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Former Banker, Now Regulator, Wants To Allow Banks To Make Payday-Style Loans

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Mulvaney Further Scales Back CFPB Role As An Aggressive Watchdog

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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. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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Mick Mulvaney Effectively Fires CFPB Advisory Council

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U.S. Jobless Rate Drops To 3.8 Percent

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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. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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Unemployment Rate Drops To 3.8 Percent, Lowest Since 2000

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Federal Reserve Proposes Changes To Volcker Rule

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Trump Administration Considers Steep Tariffs Against Foreign Automakers

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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. Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Congress Rolls Back Part Of Dodd-Frank, Easing Rules For Midsize, Smaller Banks

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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. Stacy Kranitz for NPR hide caption

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Education Department Launches 'Top-To-Bottom' Review Of Teachers' Grant Program

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Mick Mulvaney, acting director of the CFPB, testifies at a House hearing. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP hide caption

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Worries That A Federal Student Loan Watchdog Will Be Muzzled

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GOP Lawmakers Aim To Roll Back Regs Using Old Law In A New Way

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