Puerto Rico has been paying its debts by borrowing. Today many of those lenders are going to be disappointed.
With a seemingly innocuous transportation bill, the Federal Reserve's precious "independence" is being threatened — which could be a first step toward its abolition once people realize how the system works.
For political and economic reasons, the world oil glut is unlikely to end anytime soon. This will keep oil prices low for the foreseeable future.
With the entire planet over-leveraged with cheap debt, it won't take much to begin the deleveraging.