A couple of stories worth reading from the WSJ:

Eurozone Slump Set to Continue

The Centre for Economic Policy Research and the Bank of Italy Thursday said their Eurocoin indicator—which is intended to estimate quarter-on-quarter growth in gross domestic product—showed the euro-zone economy shrank again in February, although at a slower pace than in recent months.

The second is on a theme that I have written about before and believe that I will be writing plenty about for the next 20 years – Student-Loan Delinquencies Among the Young Soar

According to the report, 35% of people under 30 who have student loans were at least 90 days late on their payments at the end of last year, up from 26% in 2008 and 21% at the end of 2004.