Econ 101: December 18, 2012

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  • President Obama delivered a new plan to avert the so-called “fiscal cliff” to Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH). [New York Times]
  • America’s roads and bridges are increasingly up for sale. [CNN Money]
  • Mega-bank Morgan Stanley will be fined $5 million for improper actions during the Facebook IPO. [Wall Street Journal]
  • The Treasury Department in 2013 hopes to sell most of its remaining shares in banks rescued during the financial crisis. [Wall Street Journal]
  • A judge refused to grant Apple’s request that a certain kind of Samsung phone be banned from U.S. markets. [Washington Post]
  • Dozens of bankers will be implicated in the settlement between UBS and regulators over manipulation of a key interest rate. [Financial Times]
  • The United States Postal Service had its busiest day of the year yesterday. [The Hill]