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.

dollarA report published Tuesday by a British newspaper sent shockwaves across the world. The Independent story, entitled "The demise of the dollar," claimed that several key governments around the world were conspiring in secret meetings to stop trading oil in U.S. federal reserve notes.

Job fairNews that  another 263,000 jobs were lost in September has led a number of uninformed analysts to wonder whether the recession will continue.

empty pocketThe national unemployment rate hit 9.8 percent in September, the highest it has been since June 1983. A total of 15.1 million Americans are now out of work, and 7.2 million jobs have been eliminated during the recession, the Labor Department said.