Economics and Investing:

Refinancing Tips: What You Need to Know to Snag Today’s Rock-Bottom Rates

Over at The Daily Bell: Biggest Story in the World? … China Faces Hard Landing

Michael W. sent this: As prices soar, a new gold rush emerges in the West

G.G. flagged this: Latest sign of hardship: Families unable to bury loved ones

Items from The Economatrix:

Job-Creation Plan Largely Ignores Housing Woes

Gas Prices Jump But No Steady Climb Forecast

Consumer Prices, Unemployment Claims Rise

World Central Banks Flood Market With Dollars