Econ 101: January 3, 2013

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  • President Obama late yesterday signed into law the bill to avert the so-called “fiscal cliff.” [Wall Street Journal]
  • The U.S. manufacturing sector grew slightly in December. [Financial Times]
  • Delinquencies on credit cards hit an 18-month low in the third quarter of 2012. [Reuters]
  • Construction spending in the U.S. fell in November for the first time since March. [Washington Post]
  • Goldman Sachs handed out millions of dollars worth of stock awards to top executives just hours before higher tax rates kicked in. [Wall Street Journal]
  • Regulators will reportedly resolve a nearly two-year long anti-trust investigation into Google today. [Bloomberg]
  • Analysts predict that Spain’s unemployment rate will hit 27 percent this year. [Bloomberg]