Econ 101: February 26, 2013

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  • Financial regulators want to increase protections against market volatility caused by high-frquency trading. [The Hill]
  • Italy’s government seems headed for gridlock, as elections yesterday failed to deliver a large enough majority to any party. [Wall Street Journal]
  • A large majority of Americans are worried about their ability to finance their retirements. [Washington Post]
  • Congressional Republicans are drafting a plan to give President Obama broad discretion to implement spending cuts under the so-called “sequester.” [New York Times]
  • Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke faces two days of testimony before Congress this week. [Reuters]
  • Germany is pushing for trade talks between the U.S. and the EU to begin this summer. [Reuters]
  • The online giant University of Phoenix may be put on probation. [Huffington Post]