Economics and Investing:

The Secret Panic of European Banks

G.G. flagged this: Government officially tops $1 trillion in deficits

Reader H.L. sent: As the Euro Tumbles, Spaniards Look to Gold

Pierre M. was the first of several readers to mention this: Pig farmers quit as feed prices soar

Items from The Economatrix:

Job Growth Cools, Posing Challenge for Obama, Fed

Why a Drop in the Unemployment Rate is Tragic

Homebuilders’ New Problem:  Too Few Workers