Econ 101: February 28, 2013

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  • The Senate yesterday confirmed Jack Lew to be the next Treasury Secretary by a vote of 71-26. [New York Times]
  • Implementation of the Volcker Rule — meant to rein in risky bank trading — may be delayed again. [Wall Street Journal]
  • Senate Democrats are planning to bring their plan to replace the so-called “sequester” up for a vote today. [Associated Press]
  • Some Congressional Democrats are calling to raise the minimum wage to $10.10. [The Hill]
  • The European Union reached a deal to place strict limits on banker bonuses. [Wall Street Journal]
  • India placed a one year surtax on the “super rich” in its latest budget. [Financial Times]