Economics and Investing:

Americans are buying tons of gold – Sent in by G.G.

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Macy’S Imploding, Catching Down To Sears & Penney’s – Sent in by RBS (Warning: Some foul language)

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Items from Professor Preponomics:

Why Did the EPA Spend $1.4M on Guns? (The Daily Signal)

What Copper Prices Say About the World Economy (Market Watch)

The Legendary American Consumer is Out of Cash in these Cities (Zero Hedge)

China’s Economy isn’t Responding (Business Insider)

Macy’s Cuts Full Year Forecast (Reuters)

When the Government “Accidentally” Pays Too Much, Everyone Pays (Waste Fraud and Abuse)

It’s a Bloodbath: Canadian Casualties include Job Losses, Housing Sector Losses, Risks to Banks (Zero Hedge)