Economics and Investing:

From G.G.: China provides 97 percent of the global supplies of rare earth elements, most coming from a single mine in Inner Mongolia

I spotted this over at the Dr. Housing Bubble blog: Unlocking the Foreclosure Box – The Most Comprehensive Shadow Inventory Housing Analysis for Los Angeles County.

Items from The Economatrix:

Taxpayers Hit Harder as Bank Shares Nosedive

20 Million+ in US Got Unemployment Checks in 2009

Washington Times Slashes Staff 40%

US Stocks Drop as Crisis Causes S&P 500’s First Decade Loss

US Dollar and Treasury Bonds at Risk Following Fannie and Freddie Debt Monetization

A Year on From Financial System Collapse: Something is Not Quite Right

Gary North: How to Protest Against the Big Bailed Out Bankster Run Banks