Economics and Investing:

Andre D. forwarded this Reuters article link: Insight: Europe faces moment of truth on banks, with flawed defenses

Mike Rowe on the Hidden Cost of Compliance (A hat tip to H.L. for the link.)

Items from The Economatrix:

IT’S A SCANDAL: New Budget Agreement Doesn’t Contain Extended Benefits For The Unemployed

New Wave Of US Mortgage Troubles Threaten

Europe Repeating Japan’s Errors As Deflation Draws Closer