Econ 101: January 31, 2013


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  • The Federal Reserve remains committed to its programs to boost the economy, according to a statement released yesterday. [Bloomberg]
  • Business and labor groups are attempting to craft a visa program for low-skill workers that will pass muster with lawmakers. [Wall Street Journal]
  • The Federal Housing Administration plans to increase premiums on the loans it insures. [CNN Money]
  • The Senate is scheduled to vote on a bill that will punt a needed increase in the debt ceiling down the road for a few months. [Associated Press]
  • Public transit and emergency workers in Greece went on strike to protest the nation’s austerity measures. [Associated Press]
  • The wind power industry posted record profits last year. [The Hill]
  • JP Morgan Chase may have been betting against itself in the infamous “London Whale” trade that cost the bank billions of dollars. [Reuters]