Economics and Investing:

Lack of Economic Data Hiding True Health of Housing Market

The Baltic Dry Index (for transoceanic shipping rates) is still in the dumpster.

H.L. sent: As U.S. averts default, Japan and China brace for next dollar drama

And for some humor: Hitler Learns About the Obamacare Exchanges

Items from The Economatrix:

The Sun Is Setting On Dollar Supremacy, And With It, American Power

Gas Prices Could Dip Below $3 by Year-End

Ron Paul Fears The Future Under Janet Yellen “Is Grim Indeed”