Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Image source: Getty Images Enter Your Email Address I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Royston Wild | Wednesday, 13th January, 2021 Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. 2020 stock market crash: 2 of the best UK shares I’d buy in a Stocks and Shares ISA Forget about the Covid-19 crisis for a second. Bin any Brexit concerns you may have and cast off your worries about fresh trade wars in 2021. There’s never been a better time to go shopping for UK shares. Well, not since since the 2007-2008 financial crisis at least.There are stacks upon stacks of top stocks trading much too cheaply right now. The 2020 stock market crash meant that scores of five-star UK shares unjustifiably fell through the floor. And the disappointing performance of broader UK share markets in that time means a great many have failed to snap back.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Buying after the stock market crashThis gives eagle-eyed investors a chance to nip in and grab bargains galore. It gives them a chance to supercharge the returns they can expect to make over the next decade too. Don’t forget that it took the FTSE 250 less than a decade to treble in value from the lows struck in 2009. I’m backing UK share prices to rebound strongly again like they did after the banking crisis.I haven’t been discouraged from investing by the uncertain economic outlook. Many top UK shares out there will still generate brilliant shareholder returns in 2021 whatever happens to the global economy.2 UK shares on my ISA radarHere are two cheap, quality stocks I’m thinking of buying for my Stocks and Shares ISA. I think they’ll deliver mighty returns all the way through to the end of the decade:#1: There’s a lot to like about Smurfit Kappa Group going into 2021. The FTSE 100 firm’s most recent financials in November showed it trading above expectations. And the drivers that helped it beat forecasts, like roaring e-commerce growth and soaring demand for sustainable packaging, are factors that’ll likely underpin robust profits growth all through this new decade.Meanwhile, Smurfit Kappa’s huge exposure to the defensive fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) segment should assuage the fears of any investors worried about a fresh slowdown in the global economy. This UK share trades on a forward price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 17 times, making it the cheapest of all of London’s listed paper and packaging plays.#2: Housebuilder MJ Gleeson is another top stock on course for a strong 2021. And, on paper at least, it offers even better value than Smurfit Kappa. It trades on a forward price-to-earnings growth (PEG) readout of 0.1. Things don’t get better than that.This share continues to enjoy “strong demand for our low-cost homes,” it announced this week. MJ Gleeson can expect its new builds to keep selling like hotcakes too, as low interest rates and government support for first-time buyers continues. Even if property price growth in the UK cools, this small-cap and its peers can still look forward to excellent profits growth now and in future years. See all posts by Royston Wild
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Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. The short-term economic outlook is packed with possible pitfalls as the Covid-19 crisis continues. This means, as a UK share investor, I need to tread extremely carefully. But I don’t think it means I should stop buying stocks altogether.It’s because I’m patient and invest on the basis of what returns I can hope to make over a long time period, say 10 years or more. I’m not put off by a bumpy recovery from the public health emergency.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Standard Chartered (LSE: STAN) is a UK share I think might deliver excellent profits growth over the next decade. This is even though the FTSE 100 bank faces some significant obstacles stretching through to 2030. Global interest rates have been rattling around record lows for decades. And it looks like they’ll reign for longer too as the world economy recovers from Covid-19.There’s also the threat posed by challengers to established UK banking shares like StanChart. Digital banking licences have grown like wildfire during the past half a decade. And Mordor Intelligence reckons the Asian customer bases of these new kids on the block will grow at an annualised rate of 46% between 2020 and 2025.Demand for their services will likely be driven by convenience, favourable regulations and their ability to offer higher interest rates than traditional banks.A FTSE 100 banking giantThis doesn’t mean the trading landscape won’t be ripe with opportunity for StanChart though. As I recently explained with regards to HSBC, I think the total financial services market in Asia will grow at a stratospheric pace over the next decade. Many believe that economic growth in the region will kick on from 2021 too.Of course, Standard Chartered has significant exposure to Africa and the Middle East too. Banking services demand in these regions is also soaring amid rising wealth levels and strong population growth. Analysts at McKinsey reckon there’ll be 450m African banking customers by 2022. This compares with 300m just five years earlier, and 170m in 2012.A UK growth, value, and dividend shareAll of this explains why City analysts expect earnings at FTSE 100-listed StanChart to rebound 57% in 2021. They also reckon the bottom line will soar 38% year-on-year in 2022.Such predictions leave the UK banking share looking pretty cheap today. Conventional wisdom suggests that any stock trading on a forward price-to-earnings growth (PEG) of below 1 might be undervalued by the market. Standard Chartered trades on a figure of 0.2 today.Meanwhile, expectations of strong annual earnings growth lead brokers to predict dividend hikes over the medium term. Britain’s banks were instructed by the Prudential Regulation Authority not to pay dividends in 2020 as the Covid-19 crisis hit. Brokers expect SranChart to resume its dividend policy this year. And they expect total rewards of 17.6 euro cents and 23.6 euro cents for 2021 and 2022 respectively.As a result, yields for these years sit at 3.3% and 4.4%. Bear in mind though that current earnings and thus dividend projections could end up disappointing if trading conditions for the UK share deteriorate. Enter Your Email Address Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.
Goode vibrations: the England full-back says Saracens have learnt their lessons from last year’s European defeatBy Charlie Morgan GIVEN THE intelligent, unfussy rugby instincts that characterise his game, it comes as no surprise that Alex Goode also possesses a pretty precise memory.Describing a short sequence an hour into his first Test start at Port Elizabeth 10 months ago – the last time he faced Springbok scrum-half Ruan Pienaar – the Saracens and England full-back offers a razor-sharp recollection.Threat: Pienaar is one of Ulster’s key men“I’d seen [Pienaar] take free-kicks from the back of the scrum for years,” Goode grins. “He often looks for the corner from there, so as soon as the referee blew up, I put my head down and sprinted towards the touchline.”In one of many contributions to his country’s cause that afternoon, the 24 year-old then slid across the turf to take an athletic mark before unfurling a 50-metre clearance with just enough oomph to prevent a quick throw-in and give everyone a rest. No wonder it springs to mind.Major protagonists in the pivotal battle for territory, Goode and Pienaar will once more lock intellectual horns on Saturday when Ulster travel to Twickenham for the closest Heineken Cup quarter-final to call.Ulster’s defeat of Leinster in Dublin arrested a slump of one win in five since their pool-stage defeat of Castres. Lineout lynchpin Johann Muller has returned to action after suffering a broken arm and the visitors will not fear a return to the scene of their heavy loss in last year’s final.Still, Saracens also have the credentials to become England’s first winners since 2007. Their own quarter-final exit last season – a 22-3 dismantling at home to Clermont Auvergne – supplied a chastening lesson.“We got taught about knockout rugby,” Goode admits. “From minute one, they converted every opportunity. They built a lead and squeezed us with their kicking game.“Brock James and Morgan Parra pinned us back, Sitiveni Sivivatu ran riot and their power was unbelievable. In no time we were 9-0 down and chasing. They played the perfect way.“In terms of us finding out what our next steps were, though, it was a positive experience. We needed to get better.”Goode is too pragmatic to issue any now-or-never ultimatums, but does believe that his side are “five per cent” better than they were before being overturned by Auvergne. And the immediate aim is obvious.“We want to do what Leicester and Wasps have done – become a powerhouse in Europe,” he continues. “To earn that tag, we have to put in a good performance in this quarter-final.”Home defeat: Clermont celebrate beating Saracens in 2012While comfortable qualification from Pool One in January – featuring twin thrashings of Edinburgh to supplement victories over Racing Metro and Munster – signalled intent, Saracens’ emergence from the international window has been more encouraging. TAGS: SaracensUlster LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Alongside fellow Six Nations regulars Brad Barritt, Chris Ashton, Kelly Brown and Mako Vunipola, Goode jumped straight back into domestic action after England’s Grand Slam-shattering reverse in Wales, aiding one of the stand-out displays of this season’s Aviva Premiership as champions Harlequins were battered in Barnet.Following another of Saracens’ envy-inducing bonding trips – this time to Verbier – Wasps were also beaten on Saturday, surrendering a 13-0 lead.Understandably, even without sojourns to the Swiss Alps, Goode has enjoyed the happy home-coming.“Playing in the Six Nations was great, but it was gutting to lose by such a big margin in Cardiff,” he concedes. “That’s the brilliant thing about rugby, though – you can move on.“It’s comforting to come back to Saracens. We get on so well and nobody gets treated differently. Verbier accentuated that. It might sound sad, but I got to be with the mates that I hadn’t seen for eight or nine weeks.“We had three days of quality time together, paragliding and all sorts. Now we can knuckle down.”Paying tribute to those who “put in the leg-work” during the Six Nations – the likes of outstanding openside flanker Will Fraser and David Strettle, who has rediscovered the scoring touch – Goode neglects to mention his own influence.However, the two assists in High Wycombe at the weekend that completed the Saracens comeback were exceptional. The second of these – a neat grubber that turned Tom Varndell and Elliot Daly – brought a try for Ashton, denting the theory that England’s back three are incompatible.Smiling at the suggestion that the score was just as important to Stuart Lancaster as anyone else, Goode finishes by looking forward to a season-defining date at HQ.“For me, the next task with England is to nail down my position at 15,” Goode says. “I know Mike Brown, Ben Foden and Eliott Daly are snapping at my heels so I can never feel like it’s my shirt. The Argentina tour is a big goal, but it’s all about Saracens, now.“To be honest, Chris has been a different person all week because scoring is what drives him. He has already taught me so much about support lines and if we keep developing together, I’m sure we’ll get even better. That starts on Saturday. “The platform is key, so our forwards need to work as hard as they have been. Outside that, we have to be clinical and take every chance we get.Follow Charlie Morgan on Twitter @CharlieFelix Clermont Auvergne’s Morgan Parra (L) and Aurelien Rougerie (R) celebrate after winning their European Cup rugby union match against Saracens at Vicarage Road Stadium in Watford on April 8, 2012. AFP PHOTO/Olly Greenwood (Photo credit should read OLLY GREENWOOD/AFP/Getty Images)
Save this picture!© Federico Cairoli+ 21 Share MM House / Estudio Puyol – Meinardy ArchDaily CopyHouses•Argentina Year: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/626818/mm-house-estudio-puyol-nil-meinardy Clipboard Argentina “COPY” “COPY” Houses MM House / Estudio Puyol – MeinardySave this projectSaveMM House / Estudio Puyol – Meinardy Photographs: Federico CairoliSave this picture!© Federico CairoliRecommended ProductsSystems / Prefabricated PanelsSwisspearlPerforated & Engraved PanelsLouvers / ShuttersRabel Aluminium SystemsElectric Folding Shading System – Rabel 14000Residential ApplicationsAccoyaAccoya® Wood in a Split-Level West Vancouver HomeSystems / Prefabricated PanelsKalwall®Pre-engineered StructuresText description provided by the architects. This project is located in a suburban lot 20 x 50 meters in the neighborhood of “Colastiné”, tectonically defined by two aspects, firstly the use of brick as a reference material, and secondly, the metal gable roofs.Save this picture!© Federico CairoliThe weightless “metal blanket”, independent of the walls, defines the social space of the architectural program in a succession of entry, kitchen, living-dining room and multipurpose barbecue area, that end on the main views of the pool and park. Glass envelopes interconnect between the indoor and outdoor spaces, allowing for this dialectic that blurs the boundaries between “inside” and “outside”.Save this picture!PlanJuxtaposed on this social program, we lay out the volume containing the private area, where we worked with a less permeable enclosure, in order to generate more privacy without losing the necessary lighting and ventilation, contemplating the bioclimatic situation of such spaces.Save this picture!© Federico CairoliProject gallerySee allShow lessMichelle Tianhui Chen Wins Robert A.M. Stern’s 2015 RAMSA Travel FellowshipArchitecture NewsDavis Brody Bond to Expand Baltimore’s National Great Blacks in Wax MuseumUnbuilt Project Share 2014 Photographs Projects Architects: Estudio Puyol – Meinardy Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/626818/mm-house-estudio-puyol-nil-meinardy Clipboard CopyAbout this officeEstudio Puyol – MeinardyOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesArgentinaPublished on May 08, 2015Cite: “MM House / Estudio Puyol – Meinardy” [Casa MM / Estudio Puyol – Meinardy] 08 May 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
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A demonstration during the 2014 trial of four Blackwater mercenaries, convicted then of murder and manslaughter in the 2007 massacre of Iraqi civilians.In a split decision on Aug. 4, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals ordered a new trial for a Blackwater mercenary convicted of murder for his part in the massacre of 14 civilians at Nisour Square in Baghdad, Iraq, in 2007, along with the wounding of 17 more. The court also ordered new reduced sentences for three other Blackwater mercenaries convicted of manslaughter from that same attack.There were between 20,000 and 30,000 “security contractors” hired by the U.S. during the height of the Iraqi occupation. The Baghdad massacre was one of the worst, but by no means the only attack on the Iraqi people carried out by these hired guns. By 2007, Blackwater held a billion dollars’ worth of contracts with the U.S. government, most of them no bid.The U.S.-installed Iraqi government, though dependent on Washington, still demanded a trial of these Blackwater murderers in Iraq. Washington rebuffed its Iraqi clients and insisted on a trial in the U.S.In 2009, a federal judge threw out the charges that the U.S. had brought against these killers. This aroused tremendous international pressure. In 2011, an appeals court reversed that ruling and reinstated the charges.When the trial was finally held in 2014, some 30 Iraqis had to make the long journey to Washington to testify.The Iraqis’ testimony was heart wrenching: “Mohammed Hafedh Abdulrazzaq Kinani broke down last week as he talked about his 9-year-old son, Ali, who was shot in the head while riding in the back seat of the family car. Mr. Kinani sobbed so uncontrollably that Judge Royce C. Lamberth sent the jury out of the room.”Sarhan Deab Abdul Moniem was a traffic officer that day. “A convoy of Blackwater Worldwide trucks pulled into his traffic circle in Baghdad and started shooting. ‘There was a lady. She was screaming and weeping about her son and asking for help,’ Mr. Moniem said. He showed jurors how she had cradled her dead son’s head on her shoulder. ‘I asked her to open up the door so I could help her. But she was paying attention only to her son.’” (Quotes from New York Times, June 25, 2014)The outcry over Blackwater’s atrocities forced the company to change its name twice, but not its mode of operations. Along with other mercenary corporations, it continues to have the support of the U.S. government.U.S. to use more mercenaries?The overturning of these convictions comes at a critical juncture as the Trump regime is battling its own generals over the U.S. military failure in Afghanistan. It enables Trump to press a strategy of bringing in highly paid private armies of mercenaries to train Afghan police and soldiers and, most importantly, to guard metal and rare earth mines that the president wants to open for U.S. companies’ exploitation.At a July 19 meeting with U.S. generals, Trump berated them for “not winning” the war in Afghanistan, asserted that the U.S. head general should be fired and asked about the U.S. “getting a piece” of Afghanistan’s mineral wealth. (abcnews.com, Aug. 2)Erik Prince, the founder of Blackwater and a huge donor to the Trump campaign, wrote an article in May for the Wall Street Journal arguing for the president to install a “viceroy” in Afghanistan, backed up by legions of mercenaries overseen by the CIA. Prince even extolled the East India Company, infamous for its corruption, violence and plunder of India in the British colonial period. (washingtonpost.com, July 27)While Prince’s sister, Betsy DeVos, who is Trump’s secretary of education, presses for privatizing schools, Prince is for privatizing troops for U.S. imperialism, with huge profits from government contracts. “[The] private sector, Prince argues, can operate ‘cheaper and better than the military’ in Afghanistan.” Called the “Laos option,” Prince’s strategic proposals are reportedly heavily favored by Trump’s advisers Steve Bannon and Jared Kushner. (nytimes.com, July 10)Of course, behind all the blather about “spreading freedom and democracy” and “humanitarian wars,” the main goal of the Pentagon has always been to enable Wall Street to extract huge profits from every corner of the globe. The military-industrial complex has for many decades amassed huge fortunes from taxpayer-funded contracts. Nations and communities from Afghanistan to Iraq, from Nicaragua to Vietnam, from Syria to Yemen have endured wave after wave of terrible attacks from Washington’s war machine, whether directly or through proxy war.But by reducing the righteous punishment for these Blackwater hired killers and calling for a huge increase in their usage, Boss Trump and the ruling class he serves are signaling that they are ready to adapt even more vicious methods to try to reverse their losing fortunes in these conflicts — even at the cost of revealing the true aims of U.S. imperialism.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
By Hoosier Ag Today – Jan 25, 2013 Previous articleTake 2 on Farm Bill in CongressNext articleIndiana Pork Products Company Acquired Hoosier Ag Today 10:27 updateEquities stable holding gainsCattle over soldBoxed choice off $1.77Cash hogs firmedUpside potential in hogs coming off of supportPork margins slip further into the redDollar eases and is a minor export support itemLight rains in ArgentinaGulf beans 3-5 higher and corn up 2China buys 163,000 tons of old crop corn Seed Consultants Market Watch 1/25/2013 10:27 update with Gary Wilhelmi SHARE Facebook Twitter FinancialDAX up 1.25% on positive German PMINikkei up 2.9UUS called higherDow higher in 10 of 11 days—Dow open up 27P&G report constructiveMicrosoft mixedS&P traded over 1500 yesterday –S&P open at 1499 up 4Apple dropped 12% on report dragging NASDAQ downUK GDP shows no growth at -.3% for 4QWTI has had longest up move since 2009$96.38 $.43 betterBrent over $113 at $113.61Gold off $7 at $1663Dollar eases by 19 to 79.76 and is just vacillatingLivestockTexas and Kansas had a moderate trade at $122 off $3 and Nebraska was up $1 at $123Boxed beef lower clearing inventoriesChoice-spread has gone from a $22 premium to $6Kill off 4000 for the week and hogs down 72,000, but wait until next week for a realistic reading111 loads of pork with carcass down $.35, loin’s $3.18, hams up $1.18 and bellies $4.88 higherGrain and soybeansCorn and beans off 6 cents over night and wheat down a pennySpeculative crap shooters are waryArgentine rains .1-.5” are forecast as beans look good but corn yield decliningBrazil 3% harvested in Mato Grosso with above average yields projects to 82-85 MT of beansEthanol production up 1% on the month but down 15% from a year agoFarm selling slow on low MississippiWeekly export sales: wheat 572,000 to routine customers, corn 138,000 paltry and soybeans 383,000 old crop and 595,000 new mostly to China Home Market Market Watch Seed Consultants Market Watch 1/25/2013 10:27 update with Gary Wilhelmi Facebook Twitter SHARE
Home Indiana Agriculture News Ag Equipment Manufacturers Still Struggling with COVID-19 The Association of Equipment Manufacturers continues to struggle with COVID-19.AEM represents 12 percent of the U.S. manufacturing sector, which is still adjusting to challenging and changing economic conditions.Roughly 75 percent of U.S. equipment manufacturers say the impact of COVID-19 on the overall economy is still very negative.As many as 60 percent of industry executives say that the federal government hasn’t done enough to support the industry as it continues to face a decline in demand and supply chain disruptions.“COVID-19 continues to negatively impact equipment manufacturers and the 2.8 million men and women in our industry,” says Dennis Slater, President of AEM. “We have seen some improvements to the operations and financial outlook for our member companies. However, the industry still faces a long road back to normal.”Slater says even as the industry continues to build, feed, and power the country, there are far too many of the member companies running out of time.Many equipment executives say they’re still struggling to keep workers on the job, with 80 percent of them admitting they won’t be able to rehire workers laid off earlier in the year. Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter SHARE SHARE Ag Equipment Manufacturers Still Struggling with COVID-19 By NAFB News Service – Jun 25, 2020 Previous articleBayer Resolves Roundup, Dicamba LawsuitsNext articleNorth Manchester’s MPS Eggs Farms Keeping Up With Strong Demand NAFB News Service
in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Two major subjects discussed during Tuesday’s hearing entitled “The Semi-Annual Report of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau” before the House Committee on Financial Services were the Republicans’ perceived lack of accountability on the part of the Bureau as well as whether or not the Bureau’s efforts have been overreaching.CFPB Director Richard Cordray testified during the hearing Tuesday to discuss the Bureau’s achievements in its nearly four-year existence as well as answer questions from members of the Committee. Republicans, many of which are members of the Committee, have repeatedly made efforts to reform the CFPB in the last three and a half years. One of the Bureau’s most vocal critics has been U.S. Representative Jeb Hensarling, the Chairman of the House Committee on Financial Services.”The CFPB undoubtedly remains the single-most most powerful and least accountable federal agency in all of Washington,” Hensarling said during Tuesday’s hearing. “. . . Americans are losing both their financial independence and the protection of the rule of law. The Bureau is fundamentally unaccountable to the president, since the director can only be removed for a cause; fundamentally accountable to Congress, because the Bureau’s funding is not subject to appropriations; fundamentally unaccountable to the courts because Dodd-Frank requires courts to grant the CFPB deference regarding its interpretation of federal consumer financial law. Thus, the Bureau regrettably remains unaccountable to the American people. That is why we need CFPB on budget and led by a bipartisan commission; mere testimony is not the equivalent to accountability.”Representative Randy Neugebauer (R-Texas), who will be the keynote speaker at the Five Star Government Forum in Washington D.C. on March 18, said he believes the pendulum has swung too far in the other direction.”Consumer protection must be done in a smart, tailored and politically neutral manner,” Neugebauer said. “It should not be used to advance ideological policies. If the pendulum of consumer protection swings too far, you have nothing left to protect. . . Some of my Democratic colleagues allege that Republicans want to get rid of the CFPB. I look back over the last five years and see a field of proposals to restructure the CFPB, not to get rid of it.”Neugebauer said he planned to introduce several bills to refocus the CFPB, including one to introduce a balanced process into the Bureau’s decision-making.”Many have forgotten that Elizabeth Warren, our former colleague Barney Frank, and even the president originally supported a board leadership structure,” Neugebauer said.Among the Bureau’s achievements Cordray touted were the new rules implemented to protect consumers in the mortgage industry.”Our Ability-to-Repay rule, also known as the Qualified Mortgage rule, put new guardrails in place to prevent the kind of sloppy and irresponsible underwriting that had precipitated the crisis,” Cordray said. “Our mortgage servicing rules offered new and stronger protections to homeowners facing foreclosure. And our other rules addressed significant problems in the mortgage market deemed in need of repair. During this period, we continued our extensive work on regulatory implementation by providing tools and resources to assist industry in implementing our final rule to consolidate and streamline mortgage disclosure forms at both the application stage and the closing stage.”Cordray described attempts to make the Bureau more accountable as a “natural back and forth” between the Bureau and Congress.”I think this is in many respects a natural back and forth between the Congress, which has the rightful and important responsibility of oversight, and an executive agency like our own, which is of course ultimately accountable to the Congress, both for carrying out the statute that Congress has enacted that is the law we’re supposed to implement and to make sure that you have the information you need to be able to oversee our operations,” Cordray said. “There’s no disagremeent about that. There’s no resentment about that. It can be a lot of work to respond to aggressive oversight, but I don’t begrudge it. I think it’s an appropriate role of Congress.”After praising the Bureau’s “remarkable” efforts that have resulted in directly refunding $5.8 billion dollars to more than 15 million consumers that were reportedly harmed by predatory practices, Committee Ranking Member Maxine Waters (D-California) turned her remarks toward criticizing the Republican’s efforts to make the Bureau more accountable.”I cannot imagine staff time and resources that the Bureau has spent responding to your frivolous requests – at the expense of helping our nation’s consumers,” Waters said. “But that’s precisely the Republican playbook. They want the CFPB to be wasting resources digging out from under a deluge of requests – so that the payday lenders, debt collectors and other predators can continue victimizing the American people unabated. Mr. Chairman (Hensarling), your party pretends to care about the huge challenges of income inequality and minority access to credit, vilifying this agency as ‘hurting the very people we are trying to help.'”Not all Democrats share Waters’ sentiments. In February, bipartisan legislation was re-introduced by Representatives Steve Stivers (R-Ohio) and Tim Walz (D-Minnesota) that would create an independent inspector general for the CFPB that would be appointed by the president and confirmed by the Senate. Currently, the CFPB shares an inspector general with the Federal Reserve – a position that is appointed by the Fed chair and not subject to Senate approval. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / CFPB’s Perceived Overreach, Lack of Accountability Discussed in Congressional Hearing Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago CFPB Consumer Financial Protection Bureau House Committee on Financial Services Richard Cordray 2015-03-03 Brian Honea March 3, 2015 1,612 Views Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. 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