Economics and Investing:

Gary S. spotted this: The Next Metal Crisis: Copper

The cascading waves of debt implosion – 5 charts looking at debt leverage, velocity of money, and contagion impacts from the European crisis.

25 Horrible Statistics About The U.S. Economy

The Daily Bell reports: Austerity Staggers, Germany Blows Up?

Items from The Economatrix:

Maybe No Housing Rebound For a Generation

US Slowdown Intensifies Global Economic Crisis

Signs of Slowing Economy Drive S&P Down in April

Five Banks Fail in Worst Week Since April 2011