Econ 101: September 18, 2012

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  • More than 180 demonstrators were arrested yesterday during protests marking the one-year anniversary of Occupy Wall Street. [CBS]
  • Only one-quarter of 8th and 12th graders scored “proficient” or higher on the latest National Assessment of Education Progress writing test. [Education Week]
  • The House Ways and Means Committee will hold a private meeting this week to discuss tax provisions that expire at the end of the year. [Politico]
  • A World Trade Organization complaint that the Obama administration filed against China yesterday was the third such complaint this year and the eighth of Obama’s tenure. [Wall Street Journal]
  • European banks grew larger over the last year, despite promising to do the opposite. [Bloomberg]
  • Chicago teachers will meet today to decide whether or not to end their ongoing strike. [Reuters]
  • The Commodity Futures Trading Commission is investigating a sudden, brief plunge in oil prices yesterday. [CNBC]