Econ 101: July 13, 2012

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  • In 2008, current Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner pushed London regulators to reform LIBOR, the interest rate at the center of an ever-growing manipulation scandal. [Washington Post]
  • Democratic senators are calling for a more vigorous investigation into the LIBOR mess. [Reuters]
  • Wells Fargo has agreed to pay $175 million to settle charges that it discriminated against minority borrowers. [New York Times]
  • Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) and presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney disagree on how to handle China’s currency manipulation. [Reuters]
  • Competing small business tax cut bills failed to pass the Senate yesterday. [Politico]
  • China’s economic growth fell to a three year low in the last quarter. [Washington Post]
  • A House Republican split may delay passage of the latest farm bill, which includes deep cuts to food stamps. [New York Times]
  • Many working veterans can’t afford housing, according to a new report. [CNN Money]