Econ 101: March 13, 2012

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  • The Federal Aviation Administration approved Boeing’s plan to redesign the 787 batteries that caught fire and grounded the new planes. [Associated Press]
  • Mary Jo White, President Obama’s Securities and Exchange Commission nominee, faced no opposition at her confirmation hearing Tuesday. [Washington Post]
  • Federal workers are likely to have their pay frozen for another three years after Senate Democrats included it in their spending measure. [Washington Post]
  • Germany will become the latest European country to consider a plan to regulate executive compensation. [Wall Street Journal]
  • House Republicans unveiled a plan to reform small business taxes. [The Hill]
  • The National Labor Relations Board will ask the Supreme Court to review a lower court’s ruling on recess appointments that filled the board. [Reuters]
  • Colleges are paying larger bonuses to executives even as student costs are rising. [Bloomberg]