Econ 101: July 30, 2012

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  • The Federal Reserve board will meet this week to decide if it will take new actions to boost the economy. [Reuters]
  • Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner is in Europe this week to meet with officials from Germany and the European Central Bank. [CNBC]
  • A new report reveals how for-profit colleges serve shareholders over students. [Washington Post]
  • About two dozen states are reforming the way in which they license teachers to de-emphasize testing. [New York Times]
  • The House is planning to vote on a one year extension of the 2008 farm bill this week. [The Hill]
  • Spain slid even deeper into recession last quarter. [CNBC]
  • The first wave of social media companies to go public has largely underperformed expectations. [Reuters]