Economics and Investing:

Reader Steve C. sent this: Foreclosure Rates Surge, Biggest Jump in Five Years

The editors of The Daily Bell alerted us to this news article: Expert: Bear Market Can Last for Another Five Years

Ray T. suggested this: IMF Prepares For Global Cataclysm, Expands Backup Rescue Facility By Half A Trillion For “Contribution To Global Financial Stability”

Items from The Economatrix:

Rise in Jobless Claims Underscore Wobbly Recovery

Stocks Edge Higher on Mixed Reports, UPS Outlook

Low Stock Market Volume: It’s Even Weaker Than You Think

Oil Jumps to $86 a Barrel

Treasurys Slump After Bernanke, Beige Book Bond Report

Oil Above $80 Could Stall Global Economic Recovery