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Buried Treasure What we don't know about money in America

The federal government maintains vast treasure troves of important financial data, but discloses little. It holds the power to compel corporate America to report much more, but rarely does.

This page serves as a hub for our reporting on this financial data. Who has it? Why it is important? What is publicly available? How can you get it?

On this site you will find stories, links to databases and other resources. Have an idea for a story? Let us know.

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  1. CFPB launches public consumer complaint database

    Despite opposition from the financial industry, the newly minted Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) today launched a public database of consumer complaints about credit cards--including the name of the company issuing the card--received since June 1. The beta version of the database is available for viewing and downloading on the agency's website. The Bureau plans to add to and tweak it in the months ahead with complaints about other financial products, such as mortgages, student and other types of loans, and banking charges and fees.

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  2. More JPMorgan meetings with Treasury on Volcker rule

    JPMorgan executives, including CEO Jamie Dimon, attended several meetings at the Treasury Department last month to discuss the controversial Volcker rule and other matters related to the Dodd-Frank financial reform law, according to new meeting logs released by the agency Thursday.

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  3. JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon met with Treasury Secretary on Volcker in March

    Newly published meeting logs from the Treasury Department show that Jamie Dimon, CEO of embattled JPMorgan & Chase, had a private audience with Secretary Timothy Geithner to discuss the Volcker rule and other issues on March 6.

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  4. Trying to track JPMorgan? Treasury Dodd-Frank meeting logs not up to date

    Updated 4:22 p.m. The Treasury Department has now fixed the link to March meetings with outside groups concerning implementation of the Dodd-Frank financial reform law. A spokesman also just called to thank us for alerting the agency to the missed deadline.

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