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Paul Kiel

Paul Kiel

Paul Kiel covers consumer finance for ProPublica, with a focus on debt collection and high-cost lending. His work in 2013 was honored as a finalist for both a Gerald Loeb Award and a Best in Business award from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers. His work on the foreclosure crisis was featured in The Best Business Writing 2013. It also won SABEW Best in Business awards in both 2011 and 2012 and a 2011 Scripps Howard Award for business/economics reporting. 

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IRS: Sorry, But It’s Just Easier and Cheaper to Audit the Poor

Congress asked the IRS to report on why it audits the poor more than the affluent. Its response is that it doesn’t have enough money and people to audit the wealthy properly. So it’s not going to.

Paul Kiel ·


Let The Game of Whack-A-Mole Begin: Feds Put Forward New Payday Rules

New rules put forward by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau would have a major impact on the high-cost loan industry. But if history is any guide, lenders will quickly find some loopholes.

Paul Kiel ·

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