Economics and Investing:

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Items from The Economatrix:

GM Sales Fall 33% in 2009, Ford Up in December

Pending Home Sales Fall 16% in November

Pump Prices On Pace to Top 2009 High By Weekend

US Public Pensions Face $2 Trillion Deficit

IMF: Commodity Prices to Rise in 2010

Stores to Post Modest December Sales Gains

European Stocks Remain Lower After US Jobs Data

US Job Cuts Shrink to Two-Year Low in December