Econ 101: April 13, 2012

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  • President Obama and Vice President Biden plan to release their tax returns today. [New York Times]
  • China’s growth last quarter was its slowest in three years, coming in below expectations. [Bloomberg]
  • European Union lawmakers are drawing up strict caps on banker bonuses. [Financial Times]
  • Nearly half of American workers didn’t use all of their allotted vacation days last year. [Huffington Post]
  • The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is backing away from cracking down on some credit card fees. [New York Times]
  • Apple is denying Justice Department allegations that it colluded with publishers to fix the price of e-books. [Bloomberg]
  • The California Supreme Court ruled that employers have no obligation to ensure that employees take legally mandated lunch breaks. [Associated Press]
  • Progressive groups, joined by Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), are urging Congress to scrap a tax bill proposed by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA). [The Hill]