Economics and Investing:

Barry Ritholtz sets the record straight, (by way of a link at The Automatic Earth blog): Existing Home Sales FALL in September 2009.

FG sent this: Detroit house auction flops for urban wasteland

Jim Rogers Interview: Long Sugar, But Getting Short Bonds (Thanks to GG for the link.)

Items from The Economatrix:

Derivatives Bill Amended to Let Big Banks Keep Some Contracts Secret

Unemployment Getting Much Worse in 43 States

The Gathering Storm in Commercial Real Estate

How Uncle Sam is Killing Your Savings

Jim Willie: Attack By Central Bank Lilliputians

Obama Wants Banks to Lend More to Small Businesses

Bank Failures Hit 106, Many Are Weak

A Reader’s View of the Current Gold Situation

America Has Lost its Soul and Collapse is Inevitable

Job Market Lands More Grads Back At Home

When Peter Schiff Talks, You Better Listen

The White House Doesn’t Want You to See This. Major job miscalculations!