Economics and Investing:

Chad S. sent this: Credit-rating agencies under fire in Europe crisis.Chad’s comment: “I wondered what the real problem was–is it that credit-rating agencies are skewing the truth or is it that governments are just trying to soft-pedal how bad their self-inflicted financial mess is.”

Riots, Violence Break Out at Greek May Day Rallies. (A hat tip to KAF , for the link.)

Eric S. sent this: After the IMF Bails Out Europe, the U.S. May Have to Bail Out the IMF

Items from The Economatrix:

Greek Debt Crisis Rattles Asian Markets, Sends Oil Price Tumbling

Spain Downgrade Sparks European Sell-off; Greece Bans Short-Selling as Panic Spreads

Is Britain Heading for a Greek Tragedy?

The Death of Goldman Sachs

Greek Crisis Compared to “Ebola Virus”; IMF Warns Problem Could Spread Across Europe