A few brief points with links:
Ben Bernanke says he can't explain the recent 'soft patch' in the economy.
Democrats want a new stimulus. The intent seems to be to prop up the economy they own to get 'em through next year's election.
And the government appears to be looking for ways to mask how back things are about to get. A revision of the Consumer price index is being proposed.
There's more out there. And more to come. Keep your eyes open.