Econ 101: June 14, 2012

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  • Both President Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney will deliver economic speeches in Ohio today. [Associated Press]
  • Foreclosure starts rose in May for the first time in more than two years. [Reuters]
  • France is pushing for the European Union to adopt a new financial stability package. [Financial Times]
  • Treasury Secretary Geithner is urging Europe to do more to stem its ongoing financial crisis. [Wall Street Journal]
  • Some Greek workers have kept working without pay as their country grapples with its economic problems. [CNBC]
  • The Senate is reportedly working on a package of “tax extenders” to be voted on before Election Day. [Politico]
  • A judge yesterday issued an order halting a union organizing election at American Airlines. [Reuters]
  • U.S. retail sales have dropped in back to back months for the first time in two years. [Businessweek]