Anna Gronewold



Anna covers financial regulation for Morning Consult.

Poll: U.S. Consumers Back New Laws, Class-Action Suits After Equifax Hack

After Equifax Inc. disclosed on Sept. 7 that it had suffered a massive data breach that exposed up to 143 million U.S. consumers’ data, a majority of adults surveyed in a Morning Consult poll say they would be likely to join a class-action lawsuit against the credit reporting company if they find that their data had been compromised. Many also support additional legislation and rules to protect against further hacks.

Cruz Pushes Dodd-Frank Repeal as Key Tax Reform Plank

As the White House courts Senate Democrats as it tries to pick up additional support for the Republican tax reform effort, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is risking alienating his colleagues across the aisle by promoting a repeal of the Dodd-Frank Act through the fast-track reconciliation process.

Regulators Were Lax on Wells Fargo Oversight, Critics Contend

Wells Fargo & Co.’s latest announcement that its phony accounts scandal impacted up to 1.4 million more accounts than originally thought came from a third-party review initiated by the bank — fuel for growing dissatisfaction among members of Congress toward federal regulators charged with reining in the nation’s largest financial institutions.