Defying the dollar Russia & China agree currency swap worth over $20bn
Major world powers boosting trade using national currencies and lessening dependence on dollar and euro.
Gold Rises on Lower Dollar, Rate Hike Uncertainty
Gold hit its biggest weekly gain in four months last week.
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Federal Reserve's Low Interest Rates Enable Washington's Dysfunctions
U.S. productivity growth has slowed to a historically anemic 1 percent a year.
by Peter Morici
Russia’s ruble plunges to historic low against euro
Oil price adds pressure…
by Max Delany

Rand Paul Urges Poor Americans To Give Up On Dems
Paul: “The constituencies that voted for [President Obama] aren’t doing very well…”
by Rachel Stoltzfoos
Wall Street’s worst day of the year
Dow Jones industrial average plunged 334 points.
by Associated Press

Martin Armstrong Warns "A Mad Max Event Is Possible"
We have a great convergence coming.
by Zero Hedge
Email alias of former Fed chair Bernanke comes out in AIG trial
Bernanke took the stand to defend U.S. government’s bailout of AIG.
by Reuters

Home-price growth hits slowest pace in nearly two years
Year-over-year home-price growth fell to 6.4% in August.
by Ruth Mantell
Dollar Sees Largest Drop Since '13
Gold hits 2 month high.
by Joe Deaux & Laura Clarke

Gold Futures Jump Most in Two Months After Dollar Slumps
Silver jumped the most in 15 weeks.
by Joe Deaux and Laura Clarke
Hewlett-Packard to split into two public companies, lay off 5,000
Major company hits snag.
by Supantha Mukherjee & Edwin Chan

Russia is this close to banning Bitcoin
Unclear how ban would be enforced against a community well-versed in use of encryption.
by Dell Cameron
Manipulated Unemployment Rate Drops As The Economic Collapse Accelerates
Euro zone business growth is the weakest this year.
by Investment Watch

More Bad News From The Jobs Front
US labor force continues its transition from first world to third world.
by Paul Craig Roberts
JPMorgan Employee Password Was Key in Hack Hitting 76 Million Homes
Customer names, addresses, phone numbers and e-mail addresses were taken…
by Hugh Son