Econ 101: November 29, 2012

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  • The largest ever drive to unionize fast food workers will begin in New York City today. [New York Times]
  • Regulators believe that drafting of the Volcker Rule — meant to reduce risky bank trading — will be pushed into 2013. [CNBC]
  • New York state is seeking $42 billion in federal aid to deal with the damage from Hurricane Sandy. [Reuters]
  • A workers’ strike shut down most of the terminals at Los Angeles’ port yesterday. [Reuters]
  • The Commodity Futures Trading Commission officially finalized important new parts of the Dodd-Frank financial reform law. [Bloomberg]
  • The New York Federal Reserve Bank estimated that student loan debt increased to $956 billion. [The Hill]
  • Ditching the $1 bill for a $1 coin would save the government $4.4 billion. [CNN Money]