Econ 101: November 15, 2012

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  • The Eurozone economy contracted in the third quarter, sending the continent into its second recession since 2009. [CNN Money]
  • The Chinese Communist Party today formally unveiled its new slate of leaders, headed by Xi Jinping. [New York Times]
  • According to a Congressional investigation, failed financial firm MF Global misled regulators over the size of complex bets it was making. [Financial Times]
  • A new survey predicts that recent college grads will have a slightly easier time finding a job this year. [Associated Press]
  • Fewer homes are entering the foreclosure process than were a year ago, according to the foreclosure listing firm RealtyTrac. [Associated Press]
  • Two Republican senators are blocking a nominee to the Treasury Department over questions regarding an unrelated regulatory matter. [The Hill]
  • The Senate Committee On Homeland Security And Governmental Affairs has delayed voting on a bill that would make implementing new financial regulations more difficult. [Huffington Post]