Economics and Investing:

HPD sent this: Citi, Morgan Stanley look to sidestep bonus caps: report. (Your tax dollars at work.)

HPD also sent: Paul O’Neill: Banks must show U.S. the money

Laura H. mentioned: this WorldNetDaily piece: Montana considers return to gold, silver dollars, Proposed bill slams Fed, allows payments in precious metals

Items from The Economatrix:

Investors Restart Wall Street Rally

GM CEO Says Bankruptcy Would Force Liquidation

Congress Looking at Huge Taxes on AIG Bonuses

Housing Starts Surge, Wholesale Prices Edge Up

Completed Foreclosures Hit New High in February

Corporate Meltdown Leaves Renters in Limbo

US Mint Suspends More Production of Gold and Silver Coins

The FDIC: as Rock Solid as Social Security (Ha!) “The most interesting part of my conversation with the FDIC came when I heard confirmation of my worst fear about where the assets held in the insurance fund are kept: the vast majority of the Deposit Fund’s assets are held in U.S. Treasuries.”

Treasurys are “A Disaster Waiting to Happen”

Dollar Crisis in the Making (Pt. 2): The Not-So-Safe-Haven

Worry Grows Over Insurers as Ratings Slip

Going Great Guns: Handguns and Semiautomatic Sales Increase