Economy

Econ 101: May 14, 2012

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  • Three top JP Morgan executives will reportedly resign due to the bank’s $2 billion trading loss. [Reuters]
  • Talks to form a Greek government have not amounted to anything, inching the country closer to a new round of elections. [New York Times]
  • Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson resigned in the wake of a controversy over embellishments on his resume. [CNN Money]
  • Facebook will officially go public this week, with the company expected to be valued at about $100 billion. [Associated Press]
  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party lost a key election over the weekend, dealing another blow to pro-austerity parties in Europe. [Reuters]
  • California’s budget deficit is coming in about $7 billion higher than expected. [Reuters]
  • The Senate is scheduled to hold a cloture vote today on a measure to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank. [The Hill]
  • American Airlines has been forced by its bankruptcy creditors to consider merging with another company. [Associated Press]