Economics and Investing:

Americans are buying tons of gold November 12 Sent in by G.P.

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Despite their own economic woes, the Chinese continue to chip away at the U.S. dollar dominance on the world scene: China welcomes IMF backing to make yuan world reserve currency – P.S.

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Items from Professor Preponomics:

Four U.S. Firms with $4.8B in Debt May Default at Any Time: Energy Sector Losses Continue (Zero Hedge)

Social Security: The Long Slow Default (Mises Institute)

Obamacare’s Co-op Failure Contagion (Wall Street Journal)

ECB Says Further Policy Easing is Coming to European Markets Next Month (Reuters)

Acceleration in the Upward Movement of Property Values: Projections for Home Values in the United Kingdom (Business Insider)

Apple’s Chief Tech Exec Says Next Generation Won’t Know What Money Is (The Telegraph)