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Heather Timmons

Heather Timmons is the Asia Correspondent for Quartz, based in Hong Kong, where she writes about everything from ramen to derivatives to censorship. Previously she spent 10 years with The New York Times in London and New Delhi, where she covered finance and markets and the Indian economy. She co-founded and ran India Ink, the NYT's first-ever country specific news journal, which provides in-depth news and analysis of the world’s largest democracy and of India’s global diaspora. Before the Times, Heather was the banking editor at BusinessWeek in New York, where she covered the perils of the big bank business model and the danger of banks’ expansion into risky lending, corruption on Wall Street, and a post-9/11 city. She began writing about banking and finance as a reporter with the Daily Deal and American Banker.
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Facebook Failed to Make Good on a Promise Because it Has Too Much Faith in Its Tech

November 30, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow In February, Facebook said it was taking a strong stand against discrimination, and forbidding its millions of advertisers from excluding users based on race, sex, gender and other criteria. It also said it would not run housing, employment, or credit ads that were targeted at or excluded certain races. Such...

These Are the Lending Scams CFPB Has Stopped Recently

November 28, 2017 The US federal agency created in 2010 to protect consumers from predatory lenders, unscrupulous debt collectors, and deceptive banks is in the midst of a heated political battle that could ultimately cripple it. Appointed by Donald Trump, Mick Mulvaney took over as Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) acting head on...

The Tiny, Passionate Group Battling Google, Facebook, and Amazon’s Grip on US Minds and Wallets

November 17, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Google, Facebook, and Amazon are controlling Americans’ minds and wallets, and they need to be stopped before they destroy the US economy and democracy itself. That was the message from a dimly-lit, packed conference room in a nondescript Washington DC hotel near the train station last week. Nearly 200 tech...

The Most Important Questions Jeff Sessions Couldn’t Answer During His House Testimony

November 14, 2017 U.S. attorney general Jeff Sessions was grilled in front of Congress Tuesday about everything from wiretapping to Donald Trump’s pardoning power to Sessions’ knowledge of communications between Trump campaign members and Russia. Just as when he testified in front of the Senate in June , Sessions had difficulty recalling events...

The Woman Standing Between The White House and the Mass Deportation of 450,000 People

November 13, 2017 Elaine Duke had been retired for several years from a three-decade federal government career when she got a call last winter to come back to Washington D.C. After Donald Trump’s surprise presidential win, the campaign-turned-transition team was scrambling to find experts. Duke, 58, had years of experience at the departments...

The Biggest Bombshells In Carter Page’s Russia Testimony To Congress

November 7, 2017 Former Trump campaign foreign policy advisor Carter Page’s recent testimony to Congress was released late on Monday night by the House intelligence committee. The transcript (pdf), some of it redacted for security reasons, paints an alarming picture of an unstable aide, who may have tried to inflate his connections in...

The Company Linking Wilbur Ross To Putin Cronies Has a Key Role In Trump’s Energy Plan

November 6, 2017 The news that Donald Trump’s commerce secretary, Wilbur Ross, owns a stake in a company with links to the Kremlin has raised questions about whether Ross may have a personal conflict of interest. But there’s another reason the company is interesting: It’s involved in a key part of Trump’s energy...

What it Will Take to Keep Trump Tweeting From Behind China’s Great Firewall

November 6, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Donald Trump embarks on a nine-day trip to Asia this weekend. It is his longest foreign trip so far as US president, and will include two days in China—behind the country’s Great Firewall. Does that mean the world is in for an extended version of his recent 11-minute Twitter time...

What It Will Take To Keep Trump Tweeting From Behind China’s Great Firewall

November 6, 2017 Donald Trump embarks on a nine-day trip to Asia this weekend. It is his longest foreign trip so far as US president, and will include two days in China—behind the country’s Great Firewall. Does that mean the world is in for an extended version of his recent 11-minute Twitter time...

The Judge Presiding Over Paul Manafort’s Case Also Ruled On Clinton’s Role In Benghazi

October 31, 2017 Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort’s lavish, globe-trotting lifestyle came crashing down to earth on Monday in a windowless federal courtroom in downtown Washington, DC. After turning over their passports to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Manafort and his business partner Richard Gates were released on $10 million and $5 million...