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Commentary: Why all Americans should want a strong consumer watchdog

If you have - or ever want to have - a bank account, credit card, debit card, car loan, student loan, home loan, payday loan, credit report or any other financial product of any type, or if you were harmed in any way by the 2008 financial crisis, then you have a personal stake in the success of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

At the moment, the watchdog agency is under threat. It's caught in a power struggle between its Obama-era holdovers

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