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Econ 101: May 17, 2012

By Pat Garofalo and Travis Waldron on May 17, 2012 at 8:00 am

"Econ 101: May 17, 2012"

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  • JP Morgan’s losses from its massive trade-gone-bad have surged to $3 billion. [New York Times]
  • The White House has increased its efforts to ensure a tough interpretation of a regulation aimed at reining in risky bank trading. [Wall Street Journal]
  • Foreclosure filings last month fell to their lowest level since July 2007. [CNN Money]
  • A Greek exit from the Eurozone could cost European nations hundreds of billions of euros. [Reuters]
  • German Chancellor Angele Merkel said yesterday that she is open to discussing economic stimulus programs for Greece. [New York Times]
  • How Europe could decide the U.S. election. [Reuters]
  • Texas led the nation in workplace discrimination complaints in 2011. [Huffington Post]
  • Maryland yesterday passed an income tax increase on households making more than $150,000. [Washington Post]

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