Economics and Investing:

Matt R. sent this: Greece default fears rise as reprofiling talk flounders

Deputies confiscate 250 pounds of copper during exchange

Bank of America to give away houses. (Thanks to KAF for the link.)

Kirk Elliot puts the unemployment rate in proper perspective.

Items from The Economatrix:

Greece on Verge of Defaulting

What Destroyed Rome Was Its Unfunded Government Employee Pensions

US Stocks Plunge On European Debt Worries

What Happens When Greece Defaults

BoE Chief Warns Of More Tough Times