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Mortgage servicers failed Americans during the last recession. And if early data from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is any indication, history may well be on its way to repeating.

Our annual ranking finds that cities across the country are expanding their solar power capacities. When a good idea gains momentum, widespread public support and policy innovations follow.

During the 2008 financial crisis, mortgage servicers failed their customers badly — losing track of payments, charging fictional fees, and “robo-signing” foreclosure documents. As homeowners now turn to their servicers for relief in a new...

At this critical moment, it is particularly important that the actions of the Fed, the Treasury and all government agencies match their words. Making corporate titans eligible for “Main Street” financing falls short of that...

The task at hand is not to “go back” to life in the 1960s or 1970s. The challenge, rather, is to envision a lifestyle and economy that lives within material and energy constraints similar to...

A surprise medical bill is an unexpected charge not covered by insurance even though the patient received care at a facility or from a doctor they believed to be within their insurance network. State and...

Industrial livestock agriculture is a threat to public health and the environment. It’s time to look at alternatives.

Since the end of the Great Recession, auto debt has reached historic levels. How'd we get here, and what can we do? Analyst R.J. Cross explains.

Recent updates on Frontier Group efforts to respond to the coronavirus crisis.

The oil and gas industry imposes tremendous costs on our environment and health, but despite those costs, the Trump administration and some in Congress have continued to push increasingly desperate - and sometimes absurd -...

The coronavirus pandemic will affect overall health care spending and the structure of the health care system itself.

The coronavirus will have far-reaching impacts on the nation's health care system’s structure, costs, and insurance. Exactly what those changes are will not be known for a while—but I’ve been exploring likely scenarios. Here...

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Americans use 4 times more toilet paper than the global average. Producing it puts a global carbon sink at risk.

A history of painful experience shows us that averting future home-grown pandemics begins with transitioning away from factory farms.

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The federal government helped jump-start the nation’s rapid growth in renewable energy by taking smart action during the last recession. It can do so again, and do more.

As the pandemic continues, and especially as it winds down, it will be critical for policy-makers to keep their eyes open to changes happening on the ground and to look for opportunities to ensure that...

The emergency caused by COVID-19 should not lead us to rush to complete the build-out of highway projects that were bad ideas in the first place – much less fuel a new round of wasteful...

COVID-19 has shown us that the destruction of our forests and the ecosystems they support comes at a heavy price. If we continue to ignore the science warning of the lethal consequences of deforestation, then...

At a time of unprecedented economic and social uncertainty, debt collectors are harrassing consumers. Will the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau - the top cop on the beat in the financial marketplace - come to the...

A huge petrochemical plant is receiving $1.6 billion worth of subsidies from Pennsylvania. Does plastic manufacturing and fracking deserve that kind of support?

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