Welcome to ThinkProgress Economy’s morning link roundup. This is what we’re reading. Have you seen any interesting news? Let us know in the comments section.
- Minnesota’s multibillion-dollar deficit becomes a thorn in Tim Pawlenty’s presidential campaign, notes the Wall Street Journal.
- New manufacturing data “showed the slowest rate of factory expansion since September 2009.”
- The White House estimates that taxpayers will lose about $14 billion due to the rescue of Detroit’s auto companies, less than 20 percent of the total investment. Two years ago, the projected loss was 60 percent.
- Wall Street wants a derivatives do-over, The Hill reports.
- The National Mediation Board plans to conduct a full investigation into allegations that Delta Air Lines interfered in a failed organizing drive at the company last year.
- “The nation’s overall education spending grew at a slower pace in 2009 than at any other time in more than a decade,” the New York Times reports.