Econ 101: March 28, 2013

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  • The maker of TurboTax spent $11.5 million lobbying against free, simpler tax filings. [ProPublica]
  • Four years after the recession, many states expect a budget surplus this year. [CNN Money]
  • Cyprus will re-open its banks after nearly two weeks of closures to prevent runs on deposits. [Reuters]
  • A judge approved a merger between American Airlines and U.S. Airways. [Reuters]
  • Eight regulatory agencies are now investigating JP Morgan Chase. [New York Times]
  • One Federal Reserve president thinks the Fed should ease monetary policy even more than it already has to boost the economy. [CNBC]
  • The Pentagon will restore funding for military tuition assistance programs that had been suspended under sequestration. [The Hill]