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Consumer Protection Bureau Nominee Blocked in Senate

Senate Republicans on Thursday beat back President Barack Obama’s pick to head the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), as the issue has become entangled in the heated political debate leading up to the 2012 election.

The Senate on Thursday voted 53 to 45 against advancing to an up-or-down vote on the nomination of former Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray to lead the bureau.

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These Veggies Hurt Kids-

The NHPIRG report, issued in advance of Black Friday, warns shoppers which toys the group recommends they avoid.

The report includes results of toys tested for lead and phthalates, both of which are dangerous for the development of young children. The report also lists toys that pose choking or noise hazards.


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