Economics and Investing:

G.G. sent: The lame jobs report, in eight charts.

News from Spain: Bank bailout fund admits losses have reached 36 billion euros

Consulates and the Vatican in chaos as HSBC tells them to find another bank

Items from The Economatrix:

Full circle: Joblessness at 2008 level

Record Jobs For Old Workers; For Others – Not So Much

Ten Times More Waiter and Bartender Than Manufacturing Jobs Added in 2013

US Factory Orders Miss (Again); Biggest 4-Month Drop in a Year