Economics and Investing:

More Friday FDIC Follies: Regulators close small banks in Iowa, Louisiana for total of 90 bank failures in 2011

Debt Crisis Contagion: The Euro Zone’s Deadly Domino Effect

It’s All About Gold Now

How Can The America People Ever Trust Congress Again After Learning Of The Rampant Insider Trading That Has Been Going On?

Items from The Economatrix:

Real Estate:  Why Home Prices Won’t Bottom Out

Paul Drockton: MF Global and Derivatives Disinformation

Student Loan Default Rates Surging Largely Due to For-Profit College Expansion

Foreclosure Crisis Only Halfway Over