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Jim Puzzanghera

Jim Puzzanghera writes about business and economic issues from the Times’ Washington, D.C., bureau. He joined The Times in 2006 and won the paper’s Editor’s Award in 2009 for coverage of the financial crisis. He has worked in the nation’s capital since 1998 and is a two-time National Press Club award winner for Washington coverage. A Northwestern University graduate, he previously worked for the San Jose Mercury News, Newsday and the St. Petersburg Times.
Tougher payday loan rules issued by consumer protection bureau to remain in place ... for now

The rules require payday lenders to determine upfront the ability of potential borrowers to repay short-term loans of 45 days or less. If the short-term loan period expires and the debt is unpaid, borrowers can face painful charges or be forced to refinance.

Senate takes first step to save net neutrality rules, voting to overturn FCC action

The Senate on Wednesday narrowly approved a Democratic-led effort to reinstate net neutrality regulations, the first step toward putting the online traffic rules back on the federal books.

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