Econ 101: March 20, 2013

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  • Cyprus rejected a proposed bank tax, throwing bailout efforts into further chaos. [Reuters]
  • Housing giant Freddie Mac will sue more than a dozen banks over losses incurred due to manipulation of interest rates. [Reuters]
  • The Senate Banking Committee approved nominees to run the Securities and Exchange Commission and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. [Politico]
  • Workers are beginning to lose jobs because of sequestration. [Huffington Post]
  • After a decade at war, many American troops are struggling to find jobs. [Washington Post]
  • State cuts to unemployment insurance are making life harder for jobless workers. [Wall Street Journal]
  • Amid austerity efforts, British unemployment rose for the first time in a year. [BBC]