Econ 101: December 10, 2012

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  • President Obama and Speaker Boehner (R-OH) met at the White House yesterday to negotiate over the so-called “fiscal cliff.” [Washington Post]
  • Early estimates of last summer’s consumer spending seem to have been too rosy. [Wall Street Journal]
  • The Federal Reserve will decide this week whether to continue some of its economic stimulus measures. [CNN Money]
  • The homelessness rate held steady between 2011 and 2012. [New York Times]
  • Daimler will announce a plan to expand U.S. production during a visit by Obama today. [Detroit Free Press]
  • Hurricane Sandy revealed deep problems within the New York City Housing Authority. [New York Times]
  • Small banks want a guarantee program initiated during the financial crisis to continue beyond the end of the year. [Wall Street Journal]