Econ 101: April 9, 2013

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  • The Senate confirmed Mary Jo White as the next chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission. [Reuters]
  • The Federal Reserve will continue to push banks to better manage their risk to prevent future crises, Chairman Ben Bernanke said Monday. [Bloomberg]
  • Conservative economists are attempting to sell immigration reform as a way to reduce the deficit. [Washington Post]
  • A panel of experts will release a proposal to overhaul the Pell Grant program today. [Wall Street Journal]
  • Despite urgings from the U.S. Treasury secretary, European policymakers appear committed to continue austerity efforts. [New York Times]
  • Amid skepticism, top tax writers insist that they will get tax reform done. [The Hill]
  • Student groups are calling for action with federal student loan interest rates set to rise on July 1. [New York Times]