Econ 101: October 16, 2012

Welcome to ThinkProgress Economy’s morning link roundup. This is what we’re reading. Have you seen any interesting news? Let us know in the comments section. You can also follow ThinkProgress Economy on Twitter.

  • European regulators will call on Google today to do more to protect users’ privacy. [Washington Post]
  • The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau urged Congress to clean up the private student loan industry in a new report. [Inside Higher Ed]
  • Spain is considering tapping a line of credit from the European Union’s rescue fund. [Wall Street Journal]
  • Retail sales rose 1.1 percent last month, and the Commerce Department anticipates higher sales this summer. [Wall Street Journal]
  • 36 states, along with Washington, D.C., have introduced new teacher evaluation policies in the last three years. [New York Times]
  • Lending by the nation’s biggest banks continues to be weak. [Fortune]
  • The ACLU is suing Morgan Stanley for allegedly giving riskier mortgages to black borrowers. [The Hill]