Economics and Investing:

Washington state bank closes; first failure of 2013

H.G. flagged this: New data show 1 in 4 children on food stamps in FY 2011

Greeks Raid Forests in Search of Wood to Heat Homes. (Thanks to H.L. for the link.)

Items from The Economatrix:

Powerful “Indicators” Suggest A Stock Market Sell-Off And Inflation Could Be Just Around The Corner

Beware The Bond Bubble In 2013

US May Default On Its Debt A Half-Month Earlier Than Expected, New Analysis Shows