Econ 101: August 6, 2012

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  • NASA claims that the Curiosity, a rover that just landed on Mars, has supported about 7,000 jobs. [CNN Money]
  • Major banks have begun blaming each other for causing the LIBOR rate rigging scandal. [New York Times]
  • The Italian government claims that it sill does not need to tap a European Union rescue fund. [CNBC]
  • The European Central Bank reportedly stepped in late last week to save Greece from bankruptcy. [Reuters]
  • About 170 schools in the U.S. have increased their academic calendar to 190 days or longer. [New York Times]
  • House Republicans say they won’t move on legislation to fix the Postal Service’s finances until after the November election. [The Hill]
  • The Treasury Department is preparing to sell about $5 billion of stock in the bailed out insurance giant AIG. [The Hill]