Economics and Investing:

I found this linked over at the Total Investor blog: After the fall; The collapse in world trade has stopped, but there is no sign of a recovery

Thanks to Rebecca S. for this news link: Weak Treasury Auctions Raise Worries About US Debt Burden

Reader Greg C. suggested this: Adrian Douglas: CFTC Conceals the Real Problem, the Infinite Dollar

Items from The Economatrix:

Weak US 5-Year Debt Auction Raises Worries

Bernanke on the Record (video)

The Hole in Our Universe (The Mogambo Guru)

Commentary by John Browne: Dead Banks Walking

Fed Report Suggests Recession May be Bottoming Out. [In related news: Pigs seen flying over Chicago]

Big Banks Cashing in on Rash of Smaller Bank Failures

Copper Peaking as Inventories Signal Market Top

Detroit Area Jobless Rate Tops 17%