Greg C. flagged this: Retail sales dip unexpectedly, jobless claims rise . Greg’s comment: It is amazing how they still keep trying to spin this [continuing decline] as a “recovery.”
Bobbi-Sue sent this Der Spiegel piece: Global Banking Economist Warned of Coming Crisis .
Thanks to Heather for sending this: US sugar supplies ‘running out’  US food manufacturers call for an easing of sugar import limits, saying they fear the country may run out of supplies.
Items from The Economatrix:
Jim Willie warns: Pressure (Countdown) to Breakdown  [JWR Notes: Some of what Willie posits are unsubstantiated rumors, so digest it accordingly.]
Fed Reverses Plan to Buy US Debt  [JWR adds: Monetization must be done more stealthily, to prevent an uproar.]