The practiced confidence of oil and gas industry executives, captive Wall Street analysts and fake think tank academics has convinced the public that there is nothing to worry about when it comes to America's energy future, Cobb writes. But, the realities of our energy situation suggest that we should have little confidence in such pronouncements, especially given their self-interested nature.
A small group of debt collectors are robo-suing people who default on their credit cards. Now, state and federal authorities are cracking down.
Mortgage rates declined 6 basis points to 4.28 percent since last week, according to the latest data from the Mortgage Bankers Association. As a result of Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's abrupt turn-around on the 'tapering' issue, mortgage rates appear now to be pulling back notably after weeks of explosive increases.