Economy

Econ 101: February 9, 2012

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  • Federal and state government officials have reportedly finally agreed to a $26 billion foreclosure fraud settlement, with the money going to aid as many as two million homeowners. [New York Times]
  • Completed foreclosures fell 24 percent in 2011, according to the latest data from CoreLogic. [HousingWire]
  • Greek leaders still have not come to an agreement on austerity measures demanded by the EU in return for another infusion of funding. [Reuters]
  • Will Facebook’s IPO boost California’s housing market? [New York Times]
  • A top Federal Reserve official said yesterday that the central bank may need to buy more bonds to bolster the fragile economy. [Reuters]
  • The Obama administration is expected to announce this week that it is granting 10 states waivers from requirements in No Child Left Behind. [Wall Street Journal]
  • Federal securities regulators are planning to sue several major banks for their role in selling subprime bonds before the financial crisis. [Wall Street Journal]
  • The percentage of young adults who have jobs has hit its lowest point on record. [CNN Money]