Economics and Investing:

Every Central Bank for Itself

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More indications of the state of the economy and how people like you are responding to it: A SurvivalBlog reader reports that time to delivery of his PM shipments are averaging about 133 days from order to delivery.

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Items from The Economatrix:

20 Price Increases That Are Breaking America’s Middle Class Families

Retailers Still Have A Lot Of Heavy Lifting To Do Despite March Gains

Russia Announces Decoupling Trade From Dollar

The U.S. Dollar: Currency Masquerading as Money

Goodbye American Middle Class: New Report Reveals That 62 Percent Of Americans Earn $20 Or Less Per Hour. Household Income Stuck In Neutral For A Generation.