Econ 101: March 8, 2012


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  • Banks that received bailout money are now taking more risks than those that didn’t. [Huffington Post]
  • The Labor Department has asked for help keeping the monthly jobs report secret, fearing that it is leaking to some parties early. [CNBC]
  • The Justice Department has warned Apple and large U.S. publishers that it plans to sue them for colluding to raise the price of electronic books. [Wall Street Journal]
  • Holders of about 60 percent of Greek debt have said they’ll participate in the country’s debt restructuring. [Bloomberg]
  • This year, Asia is set to spend more on defense than Europe for the first time in modern history. [Financial Times]
  • Chrysler’s CEO has declined a salary and a bonus for the second consecutive year. [Reuters]
  • Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) said last night that a deal has been reached to move forward with a transportation funding bill. [The Hill]