Econ 101: April 19, 2013

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  • European Union leaders have promised to curb austerity efforts to boost economic growth. [Reuters]
  • Despite evidence that it will boost growth, conservatives are planning to use the economy to defeat immigration reform. [Reuters]
  • New jobless claims showed little change last week. [Bloomberg]
  • Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson will introduce a second version of their deficit reduction plan today. [Washington Post]
  • President Obama’s Labor nominee appeared in front of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions commitee Thursday. [Wall Street Journal]
  • The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is pushing to better protect seniors who deal with financial advisers. [The Hill]
  • The Federal Aviation Administration could end its grounding of Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner as early as today. [Wall Street Journal]