Econ 101: April 22, 2013

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  • Air traffic controllers this weekend began furloughs required by sequestration. [Associated Press]
  • Both Spain and France missed 2012 deficit targets amid austerity efforts, official data showed Monday. [Reuters]
  • Texas officials released the names of four volunteer firefighters killed in last week’s fertilizer plant explosion. [Reuters]
  • The Senate is likely to vote on online sales tax legislation this week. [Washington Post]
  • Economists expect Britain to narrowly avoid a triple-dip recession when growth data is released Thursday. [CNN Money]
  • Apple’s quarterly profit is projected to fall for the first time since 2003. [Bloomberg]
  • Business groups are urging the Senate to re-confirm Fred Hochberg to continue leading the Export-Import Bank. [The Hill]