Economics and Investing:

Greek Banks Admit To Charging Customers To Exchange Big Bills For Smaller Ones – G.G.

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Items from Mr. Econocobas:

Bernanke: Monetary Policy ‘Reaching Its Limits’ – Isn’t this what Japan said right before going negative. “We are not considering negative rates”…

Silver Soars Post-Fed As Gold Ratio Tumbles Most In 5 Months

Items from Professor Preponomics:

US News

Obamacare Enrollment to Cap at Estimated 14.7 Million Americans (Washington Free Beacon) Excerpt: “Absent a substantial boost in outreach or changes to the subsides to make insurance more affordable, substantial increases in marketplace enrollment are unlikely.”

CCAGW Releases 2015 Congressional Ratings (Citizens Against Government Waste) Excerpt: “The report, which CCAGW has issued since 1989, identifies members whose voting records helped protect and save the taxpayers’ money, as well as those who consistently voted against their interests.”

Electricity Cut Off For Puerto Rico Hospital That Owed $4M (NBC News)

Lawmaker: Fannie, Freddie Sowing Seeds for Next Crisis (Washington Examiner)

International News

IMF Says World at Risk of Economic Derailment (BBC News) Excerpt: “We are clearly at a delicate juncture….”

Personal Economics and Household Finance

The Retirement Crisis is Getting Truly Scary (Business Insider)

Debt Collection Call (Identity Theft Resource Center) Excerpt: “If someone calls and states that you owe on a bill you were unaware of, get their contact information and then hang up. Check your free credit reports by going to annualcreditreport.com….”

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