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Econ 101: June 20, 2012

By Pat Garofalo and Travis Waldron  

"Econ 101: June 20, 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.

  • The Federal Reserve’s Open Markets Committee will release its latest statement today, possibly announcing a new round of measures to boost the economy. [The Hill]
  • European leaders said at a meeting of the G-20 yesterday that they are planning “concrete steps” to integrate the Eurozone’s banking sector. [Reuters]
  • A plurality of Americans say they’re better off now than when President Obama took office. [Bloomberg]
  • Several Democratic senators have introduced a bill that would ban employees of bank holding companies from serving on regional Federal Reserve boards. [Bloomberg]
  • Senate Democrats have made a new offer to House Republicans in an attempt to get the GOP to move a long-term transportation funding bill. [The Hill]
  • California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) is threatening to eliminate 15,000 public sector jobs. [New York Times]
  • American lawmakers and regulators yesterday had harsh words for London, saying the city is the origin of financial woes that have adversely affected the U.S. [Financial Times]
  • The online petition site Change.org has dropped two anti-union clients, including a group run by former Washington D.C. schools chancellor Michelle Rhee. [Huffington Post]

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