Economics and Investing:

Reader F.J.R. suggested this from The Washington Times: Currency control efforts worry Argentines

Guess How Many Americans Don’t Have Enough Saved To Cover A $1,000 Emergency? (Thanks to G.G. for the link.)

B.G. spotted this: Fed Surveys: Economy in Worse Shape Than Feared, Recession Odds Spike to 50%

Sign of the times: Complete, and Ongoing List of U.S. Retail Stores Closing in 2011 Calendar Year. (A hat tip to Kyle L. for the link.)

Items from The Economatrix:

US Companies Feeling Impact of European Crisis. JWR’s Comment: Just wait until there is the inevitable global cascade of margin calls.

Europe’s Woes Pose New Peril to Recovery in the US

Buffett:  European Concerns, US Housing Woes Linger

Gold Demand Doubles Amid Economic Gloom