Economics and Investing:

Reader HPD mentioned this ominous news over at The Market Ticker: Possible Credit Dislocation: Be Warned

From The Daily Bell: Dark pool trade limits to be reduced 95% in SEC plan

Laura H. sent this: Democrats seek cover to boost debt limit

Klaus sent this: China’s ‘Growth on Steroids’ Raises Danger of Renewed Slowdown [and Inflation!]

Items from The Economatrix:

Sept. Home Sales Rise 9.4%, Beat Forecasts

Existing Home Sales Surge on Tax Credit

Crude Rally Stalls, But Gasoline Prices Near Summer High

UK Recession: Recovery Hopes Dashed as Economy Shrinks Again

NY Delays $959 Million Payment to Pension Fund

Obama to Order Salary Cuts at Bailed-Out Firms