Economy

Econ 101: April 16, 2012

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Welcome to ThinkProgress Economy’s morning link roundup. This is what we’re reading. Have you seen any interesting news? Let us know in the comments section. You can also follow ThinkProgress Economy on Twitter.

  • This week, the Senate plans to vote on the Obama administration’s proposed minimum tax for millionaires. [The Hill]
  • Treasury Secretary Geithner pushed back yesterday on claims that a minimum tax for millionaires would hurt the economy. [Reuters]
  • Mitt Romney on Friday requested an extension for filing his 2011 tax return. [Reuters]
  • The state of Hawaii has sued seven major banks, alleging that they’ve used deceptive credit card marketing. [Huffington Post]
  • In the next two weeks, the Senate is expected to take up a resolution of disapproval aimed at blocking a new union election rule proposed by the National Labor Relations Board. [The Hill]
  • The World Bank is expected to announce its next president today. [CNN Money]
  • Public education issues are becoming a factor in several governor’s races. [Education Week]