Economics and Investing:

From Reader GG: Poll: 34% of U.S. Workers Surveyed Have Only One Week or Less of Savings to Cover Expenses if Laid Off from Work. We are a nation of debtors, not savers, and someday that’s going to bite us.

Regulators Shutter Three U.S. Banks, Bringing 2009 Total to 84

Reader A.C. kindly sent all these items that he gleaned from News Max Money News:

Not All Stimulus Needed

Global Recovery Not the Same as Equity Recovery

The Deflationists Just Do Not Get It

Germany and France Not So Hard-Hit by Recession

China Meltdown Could Boost the Dollar

And these two items are courtesy of Karen H.:

Newspaper Slump Deepens and 2nd Quarter Ad Sales Fall 29 Percent

The Weak Dollar is Pushing Energy Prices Higher

Items from The Economatrix:

Meltdown 101: Why Banks Struggles Have Worsened

Judge Puts Fed’s Bailout Revelations On Hold

US “Problem” Bank List Hits 15-Year High

US GDP Contracts 1% in 2Q

Toyota’s First Factory Closure Threatens 4,700 US Jobs