Econ 101: April 18, 2012

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  • President Obama has threatened to veto a tax cut bill that House Republicans plan to vote on this week. [The Hill]
  • Citigroup’s shareholders yesterday rejected CEO Vikram Pandit’s pay package in a non-binding vote. [Wall Street Journal]
  • American drivers have cut their gas use to the lowest level in a decade. [Washington Post]
  • Senate Budget Committee Chairman Kent Conrad (D-ND) plans to make members of his committee mark up the Simpson-Bowles budget plan. [Wall Street Journal]
  • Last month, U.S. builders requested the most permits for single-family homes and apartments in more than three years. [Associated Press]
  • President Obama yesterday rolled out new measures aimed at reducing speculation in the oil market. [Reuters]
  • A federal court prevented the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) from issuing a rule requiring employers to post notices explaining workers’ collective bargaining rights. [The Hill]
  • The Securities and Exchange Commission is more than a year overdue on some regulations required by the Dodd-Frank financial reform law. [Huffington Post]