Econ 101: April 9, 2012

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  • About 40,000 AT&T workers are staying on the job this week, even though their latest contract expired over the weekend. [Associated Press]
  • Economists fear that the mild winter may have artificially inflated the last few months of job growth data. [Washington Post]
  • Dr. Jim Yong Kim, President Obama’s nominee to lead the World Bank, is facing criticism due to his lack of finance experience. [Wall Street Journal]
  • Across the country, federal funds for jobless training are drying up. [New York Times]
  • The Treasury Department has frozen executive pay at the final three firms that received extra funds during the 2008 bailout. [The Hill]
  • Senate Budget Committee Chairman Kent Conrad (D-ND) said it is unlikely that Congress will come to an agreement on spending before the November election. [The Hill]
  • Education advocates are criticizing the fact that 14 of the nation’s 20 largest school districts report no incidents of bullying or harassment. [Education Week]
  • How big banks are profiting off a poorly designed program meant to help underwater homeowners. [ProPublica]