Econ 101: April 30, 2013

Welcome to ThinkProgress Economy’s morning link roundup. This is what we’re reading. Have you seen any interesting news? Let us know in the comments section. You can also follow ThinkProgress Economy on Twitter.

  • The Eurozone’s unemployment rate rose to yet another record high in March. [Wall Street Journal]
  • Spain’s economy shrank for the seventh consecutive quarter. [Reuters]
  • Wealthier California school districts are voicing opposition to Gov. Jerry Brown’s (D) plan to funnel more money to underserved districts. [Wall Street Journal]
  • California’s assembly passed a moratorium on natural gas fracking until its environmental and health effects are studied. [Bloomberg]
  • Jobless workers losing their unemployment benefits because of sequestration don’t expect help from Congress. [CNN Money]
  • Final payments from banks involved in the mortgage fraud settlement will go out to homeowners this week. [The Hill]
  • Colleges are adapting online courses in an effort to improve success rates and help more students graduate on time. [New York Times]