MUST READS
Debt crisis: live – Telegraph
Germany Says Greece Missing Debt Targets – Bloomberg
Greek uncertainty rises as Europe demands vote – MarketWatch
Greeks strike against austerity before crucial vote – Reuters
Railing against the ‘Fourth Reich’: Anti-German Mood Heats Up in Greece – Spiegel
Greek protesters, police clash as bailout deal in limbo – Globe & Mail

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Campaign 2012: Billionaires to the rescue – CNN/Money
U.S. Postal Service Loses $3.3 Billion – Bloomberg
Iran paying for grain with gold, oil – traders – Reuters
A Very Different Take On The “Iran Barters Gold For Food” Story – Zero Hedge
Andover voters to decide on silver dollars for employee pay – Boston Globe
Bretton Woods: not the gold standard. – Edge of the West

MARKETS/INVESTING
Oil falls to near $99 amid Greek bailout talks – AP
Gold slips as waning optimism over Greece hurts euro – Reuters
Buffett Waxes Poetic on Gold and Other Asset Classes – Kid Dynamite
Special report: The twilight of the Bond King – Reuters
CME cuts gold margin by 12%, silver by 13% – Bullion Street
How high and low could gold, silver go in 2012? – Commodity Online
Chinese rebalancing likely to boost gold demand – Mineweb
Jeremy Grantham’s investing strategies for 2012 – CBS Moneywatch
The Bernanke gold trading strategy – MarketWatch
Stocks versus Gold and Bonds – Aleph Blog

ECONOMY/WORLD/HOUSING/BANKING
Feeling Better About the Economy – NY Times
People Are Not Leaving the Labor Force -NY Times
Elite Media Downplays Austrian Economics by Building Up MMT -Daily Bell
China economy shows strain as policy shift eyed – Reuters
In Europe, Stagnation as a Way of Life – NY Times
Hong Kong Sale Underscores Price Drop Concerns – Bloomberg
Japan’s Azumi Distances Himself From Yen Intervention Remark – Businessweek
Senate bill gives principal write-downs through shared-appreciation plan – Housing Wire
Analyst: Home prices will be last to recover – O.C. Register
Been Down So Long–Has Housing Finally Bottomed? – Capital Spectator
Goldman Sachs Kept Almost All of Mortgage Bonds Bought From Fed – Bloomberg
Fed Plays Wall Street Favorites in Secret Deals – Bloomberg