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Econ 101: December 13, 2012

By Pat Garofalo and Travis Waldron on December 13, 2012 at 8:00 am

"Econ 101: December 13, 2012"


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  • Sen-elect Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) was officially named to the Senate Banking Committee yesterday, along with Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Sen-elect Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND). [The Hill]
  • Americans are expected to travel and spend more than they did last holiday season. [CNBC]
  • The groups that pushed for a new union-busting law in Michigan plan to do so in several other states. [Washington Post]
  • The Senate unveiled a bill that would provide $60 billion in relief to areas hit by Hurricane Sandy. [The Hill]
  • India is investigating whether Walmart broke its foreign investment laws. [Wall Street Journal]
  • European Union leaders struck a deal to make the European Central Bank the continent’s top banking regulator. [Reuters]
  • European finance ministers finally released the latest round of aid for Greece. [Bloomberg]

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