WASHINGTON–With its nonbank supervision program finally under way, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau wants to bring debt collectors and consumer reporting firms under its oversight umbrella.

The agency released a proposal Thursday that would subject "larger participants" in those two markets to federal supervision for the first time. Observers said the proposal is yet another sign the bureau intends to focus on markets, products and services that have the broadest impact on consumers, especially in the wake of the financial crisis.

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