Econ 101: November 1, 2012

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  • Abut 6 million households are still without power due to Hurricane Sandy. [Reuters]
  • Whether or not Sandy is officially designated as a hurricane could make a huge difference to homeowners looking to rebuild. [New York Times]
  • The Treasury Department is estimating that the U.S. will hit its debt ceiling again before the end of the year. [Los Angeles Times]
  • Regulators are looking to hit Barclays with a fine of more than $400 million for allegedly manipulating electricity markets. [Wall Street Journal]
  • Economists are warning that a real estate bubble is developing in Germany. [Washington Post]
  • Greece’s latest budget projections exceeded the worst case scenario of forecasters. [Financial Times]
  • Without Congressional action, the alternative minimum tax will hit 30 million households next year. [The Hill]