I have noticed recently that Google Reader has been taking an annoyingly long time to update some of my RSS feeds. NewsGator and Microsoft Outlook clients do not seem to have this problem. I have been trying to get a straight answer from Google as to what is happening, but am having little success.
Nevertheless, I have found that the feed that seems to update most regularly and consistently is: http://feedproxy.google.com/CreditWritedowns. If you are having any difficulties, please try switching to this feed, as you may find this is the one that updates quickest. Also, hitting the refresh button seems to get Google to ping the feed and retrieve the latest updates (although doing so automatically would be preferable).
For those of you who don’t know what the heck RSS feeds are, here is a post, “How best to subscribe,” explaining them. It’s very cool technology.
Let me know if you are experiencing any problems.