Economics and Investing:

Ponder the implications: Iceland voters reject plan to repay bank debt. (Thanks to Pierre M. for the link.)

Loyal content contributor C.D.V. sent this: IMF Cuts U.S. Growth Forecast on Oil, ‘Lackluster’ Jobs Pace

Over at Fierce Finance: MERS stokes local controversies.

Some interesting observation on global currency moves, over at Malthus University: Update from INET. Reading back through the thread of of posts makes it clear that The Powers That Be (led by George Soros) may have plans for a new global currency. Meanwhile, over at The Daily Bell, we read: IMF Plots Role as World’s Central Bank?

Items from The Economatrix:

Drivers Start to Cut Back on Gas as Prices Rise

Paul Drockton:  Sell SILV Stock and Buy Physical Silver NOW!

Pre-Market Summary:  Inflationary Hysteria

Gold and Oil Will Soar When the Saudi Monarchy Falls

Near-term Economic Outlook for a Troubled World