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continue reading » The CFPB is launching a week-long virtual event, Consumer Financial Protection Week, that will focus on how the bureau is protecting consumers in the financial marketplace, address issues consumers are facing today, and inform consumers of how they can communicate with the bureau on financial services issues.The events kick off tomorrow and continue through Friday.“Protecting consumers in the financial marketplace is a key priority of mine as Director. We have been working for many months now on developing and launching Consumer Financial Protection Week with the mission of informing consumers of their protections in the financial marketplace, the remedies that exist, and how the Bureau is working on their behalf,” said CFPB Director Kathy Kraninger in the release announcing the virtual events. “I look forward to the panel discussions that will take place during the week.”Of note during the week of virtual events, a presentation Friday from the Office of Consumer Response will dive into the latest enhancements to the bureau’s public-facing Consumer Compliant Database. Updates include a new trends feature that will enable users to view and analyze compliance data over time to help the marketplace understand current and recent conditions. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
Authorities aboard the Holland America Zaadam cruise ship are reporting that four of their guest have died after 138 passengers began complaining of having flu-like symptoms.The cause of death for the four passengers has not yet been identified, however, officials aboard the ship did report that at least two guest have tested positive for the coronavirus.The cruise ship is currently being held near the Panama canal after reportedly being denied passage through, however, once passage is granted, the ship is expected to dock in Port Everglades.For now, the ship of 1,243 guest and 586 crew members will be transferring those who are not ill to a different ship called the Rotterdam:“Priority for the first guest to transfer will be given to those on Zaandam with inside staterooms and who are over 70,” the cruise line said.Those who are ill will remain on the ship which is expected to dock in Port Everglades some time next week.