Econ 101: February 1, 2013

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  • Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) want more details about the $8.5 billion foreclosure fraud settlement regulators cut with the biggest banks. [Huffington Post]
  • Big banks don’t think they’re to blame for the sluggish recovery. [CNN Money]
  • Private consultants hired by banks to look into financial misdeeds have, in many cases, made the problem worse. [New York Times]
  • Unemployment in the Eurozone held steady in December, beating analysts’ expectations. [Bloomberg]
  • Google is one step closer to resolving a two year anti-trust investigation in Europe. [Reuters]
  • The Justice Department is opposing a merger by big brewers to prevent further consolidation of the beer industry. [The Hill]