This February marks the 100th anniversary of an Ohio State tradition. Since 1915, the chimes have been part of University life, housed in one of the oldest and most unique buildings on campus. WOSU’s Tom Rieland has this profile on the Chimes of Orton Hall…
Obama Presses GOP on Consumer Watchdog Delay
President Barack Obama isn’t backing down from demanding that Republicans confirm his pick to head a new consumer watchdog office.
He says every day that the country must wait for a director of the Consumer Financial Protection Board “is another day that dishonest businesses can target and take advantage of students, seniors and service members.”
Senate Republicans last week blocked Obama’s appointment of Richard Cordray, a former Ohio attorney general, to lead an agency they said had been given too much power and too little accountability.
Without a director, the office designed to shield consumers from the excesses behind the 2008 financial crisis is unable to operate at full strength