Econ 101: March 14, 2013

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  • The number of people with jobs in the Eurozone hit a seven-year low at the end of 2012. [Wall Street Journal]
  • The House Budget Committee approved the Ryan budget plan on a party-line vote. [The Hill]
  • Americans’ spending at retailers increased in February, another sign that the economy is growing stronger. [Associated Press]
  • Two solar companies Paul Ryan criticizes as “ill-fated ventures” in his budget are, in fact, healthy. [Washington Post]
  • The Federal Reserve will announce the second round of results of its stress tests on large banks today. [CNBC]
  • Federal workers are likely to have their pay frozen for another three years. [Washington Post]
  • The head of the unit that oversaw JP Morgan’s failed “London Whale” trade is scheduled to testify at a Senate hearing Friday. [Wall Street Journal]