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- The U.S. Treasury once again declined to name China a currency manipulator in its semi-annual report to Congress. [Bloomberg]
- U.S. home prices have increased for six consecutive months. [Financial Times]
- The European Union has approved a financial rescue of four Spanish banks, as long as they lay off employees. [New York Times]
- Greece’s opposition party continues to lead in opinion polls, largely due to Greek opposition to continued austerity. [Reuters]
- Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) will likely become the new chairman of the House Financial Services Committee. [The Hill]
- Failed Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan will likely return as chairman of the House Budget Committee, which would require a waiver from the House Republican caucus. [Washington Post]
- California’s moribund economy is finally starting to rebound. [New York Times]