Financial Services Report, Spring 2018

12 Mar 2018

The 2018 Winter Olympics are over. We watched two 17-year-olds win gold medals in sports that didn’t exist when we were 17. The Garlic Girls, with nicknames from their favorite breakfasts, and the U.S. men’s team won medals in curling. No Miracle on Ice for the U.S. men’s hockey team, but the U.S. women’s team won gold. With almost 3,000 athletes representing 90 countries plus the Olympic Athletes of Russia, it was three weeks of kissing, cursing on national TV, stress knitting, and cheerleading.

Here at home, Acting CFPB Director Mick Mulvaney has lost no time in issuing a new mission statement and announcing a “call for evidence” about every aspect of the CFPB’s functions. Senator Elizabeth Warren and others are actively and loudly opposing these actions every step of the way. Fasten your seatbelts, we are in for a bumpy ride.

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