finance http://iowapublicradio.org en Financial Fallout http://iowapublicradio.org/post/financial-fallout <p>Economic development&nbsp;officials have begun to assess the fallout from the abrupt closure of the Cedar Falls-based&nbsp;international brokerage firm, Peregrine Financial Group doing business as PFGBest.&nbsp; The company is being investigated by both governmental and regulatory officials for fraud and misuse of customer money.&nbsp; 220 million dollars is reportedly missing,&nbsp;Company founder, 64 year old&nbsp;Russell Wasendorf Sr. attempted suicide on Monday. Thu, 12 Jul 2012 00:03:26 +0000 Pat Blank 4552 at http://iowapublicradio.org Financial Fallout Consumer Protection in Iowa http://iowapublicradio.org/post/consumer-protection-iowa <p>After months of battling in Washington, President Barack Obama made the controversial appointment of Richard Cordray to be the first director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.&nbsp; Host Ben Kieffer talks with Bill Brauch, director of the Iowa Attorney General&rsquo;s Consumer Protection Division about the new bureau and about consumer protection in Iowa.&nbsp; We&rsquo;ll also hear the story of one Iowan who lost nearly $30,000 in a credit card scam.</p> Tue, 10 Jan 2012 05:00:00 +0000 Ben Kieffer 149 at http://iowapublicradio.org