Econ 101: March 7, 2013

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  • Job losses due to budget cuts under the so-called “sequester” are starting to occur. [Financial Times]
  • Lawmakers from both parties agree with the White House that Americans should be allowed to unlock their cell phones. [Wall Street Journal]
  • The Federal Aviation Administration is set to approve new tests of the Boeing Dreamliner, which has been grounded due to battery problems. [New York Times]
  • The Senate next week will consider a bill to fund the government through the end of the fiscal year. [Bloomberg]
  • The Bank of England has decided not to do more to boost the British economy, which is on the brink of recession. [Associated Press]
  • The Greek unemployment rate fell in December for the first time since 2008. [Reuters]