Econ 101: March 21, 2012

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  • During a talk on economic history yesterday, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said he is in no rush to raise interest rates. [Wall Street Journal]
  • Two banks may have received better stress test results from the Fed than they deserved. [CNN Money]
  • Developing nations intend to nominate two candidates to lead the World Bank, a position that has always been held by an American. [Reuters]
  • House Republicans are planning to pass a short-term transportation funding bill, rather than adopting the Senate’s bipartisan bill. [The Hill]
  • 40 states improved their high school graduation rates between 2002 and 2009. [Education Week]
  • The Senate yesterday delayed voting on the so-called JOBS Act, a bill that would loosen investor protections. [New York Times]
  • Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) has filed cloture on the STOCK Act, which would ban Congressional insider trading. [Politico]
  • Two of President Obama’s nominees to the Federal Reserve faced a confirmation hearing before the Senate Banking committee yesterday and are expected to be approved by the panel by next week. [New York Times]