Economics and Investing:

Reader J.D.F. sent this news of 3 million lost jobs: Economy lost more than 200,000 small businesses in recession, Census shows

H.L. sent this: The US Garbage Indicator Is Sending An Ominous Sign For The Economy

Transparency: Paying the Same Amount for Smaller Products. (Thanks to Joe K. for the link.)

Ian R. forwarded this link: Economists issue euro crisis blueprint, warn disaster looms

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