Economics and Investing:

US Bankruptcies Reach Nearly Five Year High, up 11 percent from a year ago.

Items from The Economatrix:

Some Stores Finding Deep Discounts Aren’t Enough

Factories Aid Bumpy Recovery, Housing Still Weak

Russian Grain Export Ban Starts

The Purpose Behind the Engineered Economic Collapse

The Dallas Fed Reminds that the Economy is Doing Much Worse than in the Administration’s Worst Nightmare

Another Threat to Economy: Boomers Cutting Back