Economy

Econ 101: November 7, 2012

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  • President Obama handily won reelection last night, while Democrats retained control of the Senate and Republicans held the House. Full election results can be found here.
  • Michigan voters rejected an amendment that would have enshrined collective bargaining rights in the state constitution. [Detroit News]
  • Government backed mortgage giant Freddie Mac has made a profit for two consecutive quarters. [The Hill]
  • A new set of forecasts by the European Commission shows unemployment staying high in the EU through 2013. [New York Times]
  • Greece will vote on a new set of austerity measures today, as workers continue to strike against further budget cuts. [Reuters]
  • JP Morgan Chase is reportedly close to a settlement with regulators over charges that Bear Stearns, which JP Morgan owns, misled investors. [Wall Street Journal]
  • Education policy advocates want the Education Department to hold states more accountable for graduation rates. [Education Week]