Economics and Investing:

B.B. sent: Unemployment rates up in 90 percent of U.S. cities – CBS News

Jerry Robinson: No Fed ‘Taper’ in 2013

An interesting new product: “Breakable” Valcambi 50 gram Gold Bars

Items from The Economatrix:

High Gas Prices: Relief At The Pump Coming Soon

Meredith Whitney:  Detroit Bankruptcy A “Game Changer”

Here’s What Happens When A Central Bank Goes Bust

Consumer Confidence Surges To Six-Year High Boosted By Soaring Gas Prices And Mortgage Rates