Econ 101: April 17, 2013

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  • New-home construction jumped to its highest level since 2008 in March, though building of single-family homes dropped. [Wall Street Journal]
  • Republicans are unlikely to form a conference committee to reconcile budget differences with Senate Democrats, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) said. [Washington Post]
  • Federal Reserve officials showed no willingness to slow stimulative policies at an appearance in different appearances Tuesday. [Reuters]
  • New regulations impose a miniscule cost on banks for being “Too Big To Fail.” [CNN Money]
  • U.S. Postal Service Officials will appear before the House Oversight Committee today to discuss ways to improve its finances. [Federal Times]
  • The Obama administration has delayed Tax Day for anyone affected by the Boston Marathon bombing. [The Hill]
  • Goldman Sachs profits rose 5 percent in the first quarter from a year ago. [New York Times]