Economics and Investing:

Items from KAF:

Gold Increases 2.3% as Greenback Drops

China Pushes Silver and Gold Investment to the Masses

Hong Kong Recalls Gold Reserves, Touts High-Security Vault

Retailers Report Sales Decline for August

More Americans than Anticipated File Jobless Claims

Sugar May Drop 24% as Demand Stalls, Supply Grows

Edinburgh Hedge Fund Feel Madoff Effect as Clients Get Pickier

HSBC Says Switzerland Luring More Rich Foreigners as Taxes Rise

And from HH:

The $531 Trillion Dollar Derivatives Time Bomb

The Nightmare of Contemplating Global Derivatives

Fed Secretive for Good Reason

Investors Rush into Gold Like 1849

Items from The Economatrix:

The Secret That Will Destroy the World’s Financial System

“We Spent $13 Trillion And These Banks Are STILL IN THE CR***ER!”

Racketeering 101: Bailed Out Banks Threaten Systemic Collapse If Fed Discloses Information