Economics and Investing:

KAF found this one: Standard & Poor’s cuts ratings on 18 banks

Also from KAF comes this item from Foreign Policy: What Does the End of the Recession Look Like?

Another week, another three banks bite the dust: North Carolina, Georgia, Kansas Bank Seizures Cost $363 Million. (Thanks to Karen H. for the link.)

Dr. Gary North on Inflation Versus Deflation. (Thanks to OSOM for the link.)

Another from Karen H.: Port of Los Angeles Inbound Shipping Container Traffic Down 18%

Krys in Idaho sent this: Is this the death of the dollar?