Econ 101: July 9, 2012

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"Econ 101: July 9, 2012"

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  • President Obama today plans to call for another one-year extension of the Bush tax cuts, but only for those making less than $250,000. [New York Times]
  • The European Union is formulating new regulations in response to the Barclays interest rate rigging scandal. [Financial Times]
  • Bailed out insurance giant AIG is suing the U.S. government for $30 million. [The Hill]
  • A House committee will mark up a bill this week that cuts billions of dollars out of the food stamp program. [The Hill]
  • European finance ministers plan to give beleaguered Spain an extra year to hit its deficit targets. [CNBC]
  • The same high-speed trading tools used by Wall Street traders are now being used by sellers on Amazon.com. [Financial Times]
  • North Carolina’s attorney general is investigating Duke Energy, after the electric company let go of its CEO hours after a big merger. [Associated Press]
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