With Gov. Gary Herbert’s signature on March 25, the state of Utah became the first in recent times to officially accept gold and silver coins as legal tender at their true value, prompting praise from sound-money advocates warning about the future of the Federal Reserve System and its fiat money.

Wireless telephone giant AT&T, in a bold attempt to reshape the wireless market, unveiled a mega deal over the weekend to acquire rival T-Mobile USA for $39 billion, marking the largest transaction of the year.

The House Domestic  Monetary Policy and Technology Subcommittee concluded in hearings March 17 — apparently boycotted by committee Democrats — that the Federal Reserve Bank's inflationary policies were hurting retirees at the expense of the economy's financial sector. The House Domestic Monetary Policy and Technology Subcommittee is chaired by Representative Ron Paul (R-Texas), a longtime critic of the Federal Reserve's inflationary policies.

On Sunday, March 6, Christiane Amanpour, moderator of ABC’s This Week, continued the network’s series “Made in America.”

The topic is of immense importance to the United States, especially now as the country experiences huge job losses to outsourced manufacturing, increasing unemployment, a mounting trade deficit, and an unwieldy economy — but it is of special interest to Americans who for years have quietly sought out goods made in America.

In a clear indication of the times, economists predict that the odious tide of inflation will continue to ravage the U.S. economy, as the price of groceries and gasoline continues to soar.