Economics and Investing:

R.C. sent this: Higher Rates End Obama’s Borrowing Cost Holiday.

Speaking of interest issues: Interest on Federal Debt Hit $104B in First Half of FY2012—Despite Low Interest Rates

Owe The IRS? Bill Would Suspend Passport Rights For Delinquent Taxpayers. (Thanks to F.G. for the link.)

The latest from Silver Shield: The Myth of Silver Confiscation

Items from The Economatrix:

Iran, Oil, Europe Pose Risk To Economy:  Geithner

Stanford’s Lazear:  US Suffering Worst Economic Recovery In History

Iran, Oil Prices, And Gambling With The World Economy

Gasoline Prices May be Getting Close to a Peak