"Econ 101: February 29, 2012"
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- Mitt Romney won both the Arizona and Michigan GOP primaries last night, one week before 10 states hold their primaries on Super Tuesday. [Yahoo News]
- Will President Obama and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) come together to pass a bill aimed at making it easier for small businesses to access capital? [Politico]
- Banks posted their biggest lending increase in four years in 2011. [Wall Street Journal]
- Goldman Sachs and Wells Fargo are both under investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission over mortgage related investments. [New York Times]
- Congressional Democrats are pressuring President Obama to open the Strategic Petroleum Reserve in response to rising gas prices. [The Hill]
- U.S. consumer confidence reached a one year high in February. [CNBC]
- A new working paper finds that school principals can have a significant impact on student achievement. [Education Week]
- The U.S. is going to need to spend $1 trillion on water infrastructure in the next 25 years, according to an industry study. [Huffington Post]