Econ 101: January 9, 2012

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  • Occupy Wall Street looks ahead to 2012. [Reuters]
  • Even with the labor market improvement of the last few months, economists say that job growth is still too slow to boost consumer spending. [The Hill]
  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy are meeting today to discuss the Eurozone rescue plan. [Bloomberg]
  • The International Monetary Fund believes that Europe could avoid a recession this year. [Reuters]
  • House Republicans have released their latest draft bill overhauling No Child Left Behind. [Education Week]
  • Wall Street compensation for 2011 is likely to be the lowest since 2008. [Wall Street Journal]
  • The SEC is changing its policy regarding firms settling fraud charges without admitting wrongdoing. [New York Times]