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- Mortgage lending hit a 16-year low last year. [Wall Street Journal]
- Members of the Chicago teacher’s union officially voted to end their strike last night and accept a new three-year contract. [Reuters]
- Saudi Arabia is offering to boost oil exports to the U.S. and Europe through the end of the year. [Financial Times]
- China remains the largest foreign holder of U.S. securities, according to latest Treasury Department figures. [CNN Money]
- House Republican leaders are pushing back against rank-and-file Republicans who want to vote on a new farm bill. [The Hill]
- The Senate returns today to vote on a continuing resolution that will fund the government through November’s election. [The Hill]
- The Securities and Exchange Commission is conceding that it has no idea when some rules from the Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform law will be finished. [Wall Street Journal]