Econ 101: September 13, 2012

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"Econ 101: September 13, 2012"

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  • Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke will announce today whether or not the central bank will launch a new round of measures to boost the economy. [Reuters]
  • The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s efforts to police financial products has left banks and other lenders “racing to adjust.” [Associated Press]
  • The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development expects most major economies to slow in the coming months. [Wall Street Journal]
  • Negotiators between striking Chicago school teachers and the city say they have made considerable progress toward closing a deal. [Reuters]
  • Congress seems unlikely to pass a new farm bill by the end of the month, meaning nearly 40 programs will expire. [New York Times]
  • Regulators are looking at ways to create “speed bumps” to control high-speed computerized stock trading. [CNBC]
  • A Senate committee is also investigating the rise of electronic high-speed trading. [Wall Street Journal]
  • The National Hockey League and the NHL players’ union traded new proposals ahead of the expiration of their current collective bargaining agreement in two days. [Bloomberg]
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