Economics and Investing:

Simon Black at Sovereign Man: The global financial system is now resting on a margin of 1.3%

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Chart of the Day: Shanghai Stock Exchange Composite Index.

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MarcFaber Warns Americans of Economic Collapse

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Items from The Economics Team:

The Next U.S. Recession Will Surprise Investors

Give Your Grocery Shopping List an Extreme Makeover

Glencore in Freefall as Analysts See Tougher Restructuring

Glencore shares are getting obliterated and analysts say shareholders could lose everything