Economics and Investing:

Irish Finance Minister Dumps Stocks to Buy Gold

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The Latest Flashing Red Light: Global Earnings Plunge Most Since Lehman

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Items from Mr. Econocobas:

Brace for Recession Next Year – I’d be bracing for a bit more than that, but that recession is starting to come up in the mainstream is what’s pertinent here.

The Fed Keeps Getting More and More Pessimistic

The Shrinking Middle Class, Mapped State by State

Russia’s Putin Calls for Regional Currency Union