Feds to close economic indicator site EconomicIndicators.gov will be shuttered on March 1 because of 'budgetary constraints.' By Heather Havenstein http://tinyurl.com/yqjgef February 15, 2008 (Computerworld) It may soon be harder to track whether the U.S. is in fact sliding into a recession with the closing of the U.S. Department of Commerce's EconomicIndicators.gov Web site. The site provides a public portal to key economic indicator data from the government. The department's Economics and Statistics Administration announced that the site, which provides daily updates of key economic indicators released by the government's Bureau of Economic Analysis and the U.S. Census Bureau, will be shut down on March 1 because of "budgetary constraints." < - > ###### Given the current US economic climate, you have to wonder the rationale behind this decision and try reeeal hard to avoid thinking conspiracy theories in an Administration prone to favoring info suppression and secrecy over things it finds embarrassing or problematic. I mean, budget considerations? They're still collecting the data.....and besides, it's not *that* expensive to maintain a website in 2008. Sure, the info is available elsewhere -- but.....I dunno. But based on similar things over the past 8 years or so, this just smells fishy to me.