Economics and Investing:

World shipping slump deepens as China retreats – G.G.

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Venezuela’s currency is now so worthless that people are using it as napkins – G.P.

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Items from Mr. Econocobas:

Why Gas Prices Are Rising Despite Oil’s Plunge – I for sure have been wondering this. I’m making an assumption that this is true, but who knows.

Abe Aide Says Japan Needs 3.5-Trillion Yen Economic Package

Renting in America Has Never Been This Expensive