Economics and Investing:

Russian Bank Halts All Cash Withdrawals – BR

And the Brits’ government isn’t fairing any better than us: Queen down to her last million due to courtiers’ overspending, report finds – GP

Restaurant Owners Fight Rise in Minimum Wage for Tipped Workers – L.

Items from The Economatrix:

Ambrose Evans-Pritchard: World Risks Deflationary Shock As BRICS Puncture Credit Bubbles

In A Typhoon, Even Pigs Can Fly (For A While)

No, The Plunge In Home Sales Was “Not” Due To Cold Weather

Initial Jobless Claims Miss; Back To Levels First Seen 6 Months Ago