Econ 101: January 26, 2012

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  • Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner said yesterday that it’s unlikely he would serve a second term if President Obama is reelected. [Bloomberg]
  • Indiana’s House yesterday approved so called “right to work” legislation, moving the state one step closer to being the first in the Midwest to allow non-union members to free ride on union contracts. [Reuters]
  • President Obama plans to propose an overhaul of the corporate tax code next month. [BusinessWeek]
  • New York Attorney General Eric Schneidermann, who is the new co-chair of a financial fraud task force, promised an aggressive investigation into bank misdeeds. [Los Angeles Times]
  • Federal Reserve officials expect to keep interest rates near zero for at least three more years. [Wall Street Journal]
  • The human cost of the iPad: Long hours, unsafe conditions, and poor health for Chinese workers. [New York Times]
  • Ford’s fourth quarter profit may be its largest since 1988. [Bloomberg]
  • Homes that been foreclosed on made up 20 percent of the home sales in the third quarter of 2011. [CNN Money]