Econ 101: October 27, 2011

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"Econ 101: October 27, 2011"

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  • European Union leaders agreed today “to a plan that imposes steep losses on investors holding troubled Greek bonds and boosts the firepower of the region’s bailout fund to at least a trillion dollars.” [Washington Post]
  • Big banks are clashing with regulators over how much capital they should be holding. [Wall Street Journal]
  • Investors are reportedly “showing interest in an evolving Obama administration plan to sell off foreclosed homes.” [Reuters]
  • According to the latest data, states “notched a double-digit rise in tax revenue in the second quarter.” [Wall Street Journal]
  • America’s jobless stay hopeful, as “a little more than half of those polled said they were either very or somewhat confident they would find long-term employment in the next year.” [New York Times]
  • Democrats on Congress’ fiscal supercommittee released a plan yesterday that would reduce the deficit by “a total of $2.5 trillion to $3 trillion,” including “more than $1 trillion in new tax revenues.” [New York Times]
  • American residential mobility “is the lowest in the 60-plus years that the Census Bureau has tracked information on moves, dating back to 1948.” [Associated Press]
  • The Federal Housing Finance Agency is “reviewing a proposal to help troubled homeowners by forgiving a portion of their outstanding mortgage debt.” [Reuters]
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