Econ 101: February 27, 2013

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  • A government watchdog argued yesterday that executive pay at bailed out companies is still way too high. [Associated Press]
  • Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke confirmed that the central bank plans to keep its measures to boost the economy in place for some time. [Washington Post]
  • New home sales in the U.S. are rapidly rising. [Wall Street Journal]
  • Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) said yesterday that tax reform is one of his “highest priorities.” [Bloomberg]
  • The Senate Finance Committee backed Jack Lew to be the next Treasury Secretary on a vote of 19–5. [Reuters]
  • The European Union is moving closer to placing caps on banker bonuses. [Reuters]
  • The Labor Department rescinded two Bush-era rules in order to make it easier to investigate pay discrimination claims. [The Hill]