Readings for January 8, 2014

Investing:

10 Reasons the Gold Bugs Lost Their Shirts

Personal Finance:

7 reasons not to buy an annuity

Economy:

Calls to Drop 1970s-Era U.S. Oil Export Ban Stir Fight

Financial System:

Lawmakers Seek Carve-Out in Volcker Rule

Federal Probe Targets Banks Over Bonds

Europe:

Analysis: America to Europe: Stronger banking union would help boost growth

China:

China Presses Big Banks for More Disclosure

Crisis Risk Flagged by Haitong as Debt Snowballs: China Credit

China’s Credit Hole Seen Limiting 2014 Growth Prospects