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Econ 101: February 4, 2013

By Pat Garofalo and Travis Waldron on February 4, 2013 at 8:00 am

"Econ 101: February 4, 2013"

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Welcome to ThinkProgress Economy’s morning link roundup. This is what we’re reading. Have you seen any interesting news? Let us know in the comments section. You can also follow ThinkProgress Economy on Twitter.

  • The Federal Aviation Administration has been slow to implement new airline safety laws passed in 2010. [Associated Press]
  • The UK will give regulators the power to break up banks that engage in too much risky behavior. [Wall Street Journal]
  • President Obama renewed his call for tax reform during an interview Sunday night. [New York Times]
  • The controversial Apple supplier Foxconn is planning to hold union elections at its plants in China. [Financial Times]
  • Borrowing by American small businesses increased slightly in December. [Reuters]
  • The winners of the Obama administration’s Race to the Top program are struggling in a few key areas. [Education Week]
  • The telecom industry is lobbying against a proposal to create large public WiFi networks. [Washington Post]

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