Economics and Investing:

Damon sent this: Impasse Over Derivatives Slows Senate Banking Bill

Also from Damon: U.S. health insurers’ Credit Default Swaps widen after reform

From G.G.: Sales of New U.S. Homes Dropped in February to Lowest on Record

Items from The Economatrix:

Stocks Fall After Agency Cuts Portugal’s Debt Rating

New Homes Sales Hit a Low; Durable Goods Orders Up

Oil Settles Below $81 on Jump in US Crude Supplies

US Has Lost 2.4 Million Jobs to China

The Tipping Point at Zero