When Bob Schieffer of NBC News asked the rhetorical question: "...has going a trillion dollars in hock to one country [China] made us more secure?", he was reminded of Everett Dirksen (Illinois Senator for nearly 20 years) and his famous comment: "...a billion here and a billion there and pretty soon you're talking about real money!". 

MSNBC reported on November 23 that America may be looking at a two-tier system of medical care. The news organization described the care at a clinic with two doors, one for those who pay for their medical services when the service is given, and the other for those who want the clinic to bill the patient’s insurer.

cover story dollarIt began as a series of explosive claims in a British newspaper on Tuesday, October 6, and quickly turned into an all-out rout of the already beleaguered U.S. dollar on international markets.

Over 80 percent of the economists surveyed by the National Association for Business Economics believe that America’s worst recession since the Great Depression has come to an end and a slow recovery has begun.

goldEarly on October 8, BBC News reported that gold had hit $1,058 per ounce, marking the third consecutive day of all-time-high prices.

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