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Econ 101: May 9, 2012

By Pat Garofalo and Travis Waldron on May 9, 2012 at 8:00 am

"Econ 101: May 9, 2012"

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  • Members of Occupy Wall Street are planning to protest at Bank of America’s headquarters during its annual shareholders meeting this week. [CNN Money]
  • A backlog of refinancing requests is delaying mortgage relief for hundreds of thousands of Americans. [Wall Street Journal]
  • How Europe’s austerity backlash might change U.S. politics. [Businessweek]
  • A growing number of Americans are looking to take advantage of a 2009 initiative that lets them reduce their student loan payments. [Reuters]
  • The House today is expected to pass a reauthorization of the Export-Import bank. [The Hill]
  • Some lenders are pushing homeowners into foreclosure by forcing them tp purchase exorbitant insurance policies. [Bloomberg]
  • Twitter Inc is fighting a subpoena asking it to turn over the records of an Occupy protester who was arrested last year. [Reuters]

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