Economics and Investing:

The “D” (Default) word: Reader Wade C. wrote to mention that both the Associated Press and The Wall Street Journal have started talking a about a U.S. Treasury default on debt obligations.

Scott M. mentioned: PIMCO goes short US government debt, raises cash holdings

David R. mentioned this press release: Suburban Family Files Constitutional Challenge to City’s Ban on Front-Yard Cookie Stands

Gas Prices Climbing Toward $5 Per Gallon.

Items from The Economatrix:

Sales of Wholesale Goods Slip in February

Paul Drockton, M.A. on Silver

Perfect Storm for Gold and Silver

Silver’s Performance to Treble that of Gold Over 3-5 Years