Econ 101: February 7, 2013

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  • Emails show that JP Morgan Chase knew its mortgage deals were bad in the run-up to the financial crisis. [New York Times]
  • Banks could be facing “massive” lawsuits from several states for rigging the LIBOR interest rate. [Bloomberg]
  • Ireland dissolved one of its “bad banks” in an attempt to secure new funding from the European Central Bank. [Associated Press]
  • The United Nations is worried about a spike in food prices. [Reuters]
  • HSBC’s CEO admitted that his bank is “attractive” to criminals. [Reuters]