Econ 101: January 18, 2013

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  • House Republicans are considering a short-term increase in the debt ceiling. [Wall Street Journal]
  • The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is weighing an investigation into retirement savings accounts. [Bloomberg]
  • The Cayman Islands wants to shed its reputation as a tax haven. [Financial Times]
  • New home starts jumped by 12.1 percent in November, according to the Commerce Department. [Associated Press]
  • China’s economy grew at its slowest pace in 13 years in 2012. [Reuters]
  • Tiny Cyprus could be the Eurozone’s next big problem. [CNBC]
  • Concerns are growing about an education “tech bubble.” [Education Week]