Econ 101: April 12, 2013

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  • The federal government will extend a program to help homeowners refinance their mortgages for another two years. [TWall Street Journal]
  • Top House Democrat James Clyburn (SC) is “not for the Obama budget” because of Social Security reforms. [The Hill]
  • A bipartisan group of senators plan to introduce an immigration reform bill Tuesday. [Reuters]
  • A high-speed trader is in consideration to oversee trading and markets for the Securities and Exchange Commission. [Bloomberg]
  • Americans are spending more of their annual pay on homes as housing values rise and paychecks fail to keep up. [Washington Post]
  • Eurozone finance ministers are meeting this weekend to discuss bailouts and the continent’s economy. [New York Times]