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Study: It’s not a ‘fiscal cliff.’ It’s a ‘fiscal slope.’ – The Washington Post

Chad Stone, chief economist at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, thinks all this talk of a “fiscal cliff” is dangerously misinformed. “The economy will not go over a cliff and immediately plunge into another Great Recession in the first week of January,” he writes. (David Marcado – Reuters) But the fact that so…

Gold Prices and the "Grexit" Effect

Lately gold priceshave been affected by a strengthening dollar resulting from troubles overseas.
On Tuesday, Greek Prime Minister Lucas Papademos told Dow Jones Newswires that considerations were being made for a potential exit by Greece from the euro. He also warned that such an exit would be “catastrophic” for the country and that fallout across the entire Eurozone would be severe.