Econ 101: February 25, 2013


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  • The White House yesterday released a report detailing the consequences of budget cuts scheduled for March. [CNN]
  • According to a poll, the public opposes most of the cuts that are included in the so-called “sequester.” [The Hill]
  • Business economists do not expect much economic growth in the U.S. this year, but have better feelings about 2014. [Associated Press]
  • Hiring is picking up on the housing and auto sectors. [Bloomberg]
  • The UK government won’t turn away from austerity. [Bloomberg]
  • The Senate Finance Committee will vote on Jack Lew’s nomination to be the next Treasury Secretary this week. [Reuters]
  • Major banks are cashing in on the payday loan business. [New York Times]