Econ 101: December 7, 2012

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  • Michigan’s state House and Senate passed separate anti-union “right-to-work” legislation yesterday. [Reuters]
  • Apple plans to return production of some Mac computers to the United States. [New York Times]
  • The Senate passed a Russian trade bill while also condemning human rights abuses in the country. [New York Times]
  • Hurricane Sandy and other factors could make today’s jobs report a “muddy mess.” [Washington Post]
  • More than $2 billion in unspent stimulus funding has expired, according to a government watchdog. [The Hill]
  • Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) blocked a vote he had requested on a Democratic debt limit proposal, effectively filibustering himself. [Huffington Post]
  • Wage growth was flat across developed countries in 2012, a new report says. [Reuters]
  • Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan spoke to Congress about stabilizing the Federal Housing Administration’s finances. [Los Angeles Times]