Econ 101: February 12, 2013


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  • One year later, President Obama’s Mortgage Crisis Working Group has not lived up to its billing. [Huffington Post]
  • Senate Democrats are preparing legislation that would replace the so-called “sequester” spending cuts that are scheduled for March. [Reuters]
  • Home prices climbed in 88 percent of U.S. metro areas in the fourth quarter of last year. [Bloomberg]
  • The OECD blasted tax dodging by corporations, saying it poses a risk to “fairness.” [Bloomberg]
  • Up to 42 million Americans have mistakes on their credit reports, according to a study by the Federal Trade Commission. [CNN Money]
  • A report by the Project on Government Oversight highlighted the revolving door between the Securities and Exchange Commission and and Wall Street. [Washington Post]