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Econ 101: May 4, 2012

By Travis Waldron on May 4, 2012 at 8:00 am

"Econ 101: May 4, 2012"

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  • Facebook wants to raise $10.6 billion in what would be the tech industry’s largest ever IPO. [Reuters]
  • American officials won economic concessions from China at annual meetings today. [New York Times]
  • Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein is taking on a more public profile in an attempt to rebuild the company’s image. [New York Times]
  • House leaders are nearing a deal to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank and raise its loan limit to $140 billion. [Politico]
  • Germany could be the next European country to enter recession. [CNN Money]
  • AIG is inching closer to paying back the government bailout funds it received in 2008. [CNN Money]
  • BP will not face a trial for the 2010 Gulf oil spill until 2013, a federal judge said Thursday. [Wall Street Journal]
  • Nike says it will raise its labor standards at factories in China, Indonesia, and Vietnam, where 90 percent of its shoes are made. [Bloomberg]

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