Economics and Investing:

Carla alerted us to this article: Recent World Events Indicate Impending Market Chaos, by Giordano Bruno.

F.G. and Matt C. were the first of several readers that flagged this apropos piece in The Wall Street Journal: Green Acres Is the Place to Be; The Recession Is Inspiring More Young Families and Singles to Head Back to the Country

Thanks to GG for finding this: S&P says European companies face $1.5 trillion funding shortfall next year

Items from The Economatrix:

Geithner Slams Wall Street Bonuses, Says All Big Banks Could Have Failed

A Deeper Look Behind The Jobless Numbers. Despite the upbeat report, long-term unemployment worsens

US Congress Set to Strip Power Away from Federal Reserve Chief

North Koreans Burn Bills in Anger Over Currency Reform

UK Bank Bailout Hits Staggering L850 Billion

New Japanese Stimulus Package Likely Worth Over Y7 Trillion

Japan Airlines Rating Cut By S&P After Loan Defaults

Aetna Forcing 600,000+ to Lose Coverage In Effort to Raise Profits

Stocks Push Higher Even as Dollar Rises

Oil Below $75 As Opec Ministers Flag Steady Output

US Economy Entering Sluggish Recovery