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Econ 101: April 5, 2012

By Pat Garofalo and Travis Waldron on April 5, 2012 at 8:00 am

"Econ 101: April 5, 2012"

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  • Wall Street is examining how it will benefit from the rolling back of regulations in the misnamed JOBS Act that President Obama plans to sign today. [New York Times]
  • Republicans are in no rush to release the details of what tax loopholes they would supposedly close to pay for their budget’s proposed tax cuts. [Bloomberg]
  • Spain may be leading a resurgence in the European debt crisis. [CNN Money]
  • Despite the stock market being up by more than 75 percent under President Obama, 70 percent of money managers say a Republican president would be better for stocks. [CNN Money]
  • Detroit successfully avoided a state takeover yesterday after coming up with a plan to restructure its finances. [Reuters]
  • U.S. consumers have having an easier time paying off their debts, according to a new survey. [CNBC]
  • Federal Housing Finance Agency head Edward DeMarco plans to decide this month whether his agency will allow Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to write down loan amounts for troubled homeowners. [HousingWire]
  • House Democratic leaders are ramping up their criticism of oil speculators. [The Hill]

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