Econ 101: April 10, 2012

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  • Legislators in several states are pushing to raise their respective minimum wages. [New York Times]
  • Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke yesterday called for more regulation of the so-called “shadow banking” sector. [Bloomberg]
  • President Obama will make the case for the Buffett Rule — a minimum tax on millionaires — during a speech in Florida today. [Financial Times]
  • The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is considering new rules aimed at regulating mortgage servicers. [CNN Money]
  • The Consumer Federation of America is accusing Apple and e-book publishers of colluding to fix prices. [The Hill]
  • Most states aren’t spending enough on pre-school education to meet quality benchmarks. [Huffington Post]
  • One bank, despite being in good fiscal shape, is holding tight to its bailout funds. [Dealbook]