Econ 101: September 14, 2012

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  • Regulators are investigating whether Wall Street executives who participated in a private meeting with Treasury officials in 2008 engaged in insider trading. [Wall Street Journal]
  • The oil, gas, and coal industries are financing a large campaign against President Obama. [New York Times]
  • The House yesterday approved a six-month resolution that will keep the government funded beyond the November elections. [Washington Post]
  • European finance ministers began a two-day meeting today with the rescues of Spain and Greece at the top of the agenda. [New York Times]
  • The University of California has agreed to a settlement with students who sued after being pepper-sprayed during an Occupy protest. [Los Angeles Times]
  • GOP lawmakers want Romney to stay vague with details of his tax plan. [The Hill]
  • Bank of America has settled charges that it discriminated against borrowers with disabilities. [Reuters]
  • A federal judge block some provisions of the STOCK Act from taking effect, though the law’s ban on insider trading by members of Congress remained in place. [Associated Press]