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03/16

FOMC Statement Federal Reserve Board

Tuesday’s Stocktiming.com Analysis Stocktiming.com / Marty Chenard

Gold rises above $1,125/oz ahead of Fed Reuters / Jan Harvey

Housing Starts in U.S. Declined 5.9% in February Bloomberg / Shobhana Chandra

Obama Aides See Jobless Rate Elevated for ‘Extended Period’ Bloomberg / Rebecca Christie and Mike Dorning

Up, Up And Away Forbes / Brian S. Wesbury and Robert Stein

Hedge Funds Fail When ‘Rock Stars’ Are in Charge Bloomberg / Matthew Lynn

Drugs Are For Sick People Forbes / Matthew Herper

Junk Bond Avalanche Looms for Credit Markets NY Times / Nelson D. Schwartz

Treasury Yields Near Week Low Before Fed Decision, Housing Data Bloomberg / Theresa Barraclough

Dodd Bill Would Bring Munis to Forefront - SEC Muni Office to Report to Chairman Bond Buyer / Andrew Ackerman

Fed May Seek to Avoid Lower Inflation as Officials Debate Exit Bloomberg / Craig Torres

'Wall Street' sequel is an omen of U.S. collapse Marketwatch / Paul B. Farrell

Recession left 'walking wounded' workers-study Reuters via Guardian / Nick Zieminski

Housing Starts in U.S. Probably Fell to Lowest in Four Months Bloomberg / Shobhana Chandra

Expect big banks' earnings to rise soon Boston Herald / Barry Armstrong

Hedge Funds May Get $222 Billion Inflows in 2010, Survey Says Bloomberg / Bloomberg / Bei Hu

Dodd plan seems built for his legacy, not Wall Street Marketwatch / David Weidner

$18 Billion Jobs Bill Moves Closer to Passage in U.S. Senate Bloomberg / Brian Faler

Heath care can be reformed without overhauling the entire system Marketwatch / Irwin Kellner

Asia Stocks Rise on Speculation BOJ Will Raise Aid; Yen Gains Bloomberg / Clyde Russell and Akiko Ikeda

RBA Says Gradual Rate Increases Appropriate on Growth Bloomberg / Jacob Greber

03/17

Bernanke defends Fed's small bank supervision role Reuters / Mark Felsenthal

Bernanke: Dodd's Plan Is A Dud Forbes / Brian Wingfield

Dow hits 17-month high on energy, financials Reuters / Chuck Mikolajczak

Ford stock hits 5-year high Detroit Free Press / Brent Snavely

The Federal Reserve's role in bank supervision Federal Reserve Board / Ben S. Bernanke

Fed Unconvinced Recovery Yet Warrants Higher Rates Bloomberg / Scott Lanman

Credit Feast And Famine Forbes / Steve Hanke

Convertibles Beat Bonds, S&P 500 as Sales Surge: Credit Markets Bloomberg / John Detrixhe

Our Big Mac index shows the Chinese yuan is still undervalued Economist

Producer prices post biggest drop in 7 months Reuters / Lucia Mutikani

Private Debt Decline: Good For US Bad for the Economy Daily Reckoning via Safehaven / The Mogambo Guru

Dow touches new 2010 high CNN

Wednesday’s Stocktiming.com Analysis Stocktiming.com / Marty Chenard

VIX Doesn’t Work as Signal for Stocks, Birinyi Says Bloomberg / Whitney Kisling

Jobs Bill Passes in Senate With 11 Votes From Republicans NY Times / Carl Hulse

Is Your Broker Mediocre? CFO.com / David M. Katz

 

03/18

Are Community Banks Important? pdf Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City / Thomas M. Hoenig

Bankruptcies' '50-Year Flood' Slows to a Steady Stream Business Week / Ben Steverman

What the Stock Market Cycles are Saying Now!! Market Charts / Market Turns via Safehaven / Jim Curry

Sallie Mae sells bonds in first offering since June 2008 Washington Post

Obama’s Job Disapproval Rating Tops Approval: Chart of the Day Bloomberg / Brendan Moynihan

Toward an Effective Resolution Regime for Large Financial Institutions Federal Reserve Board / Daniel K. Tarullo

Greenspan says Fed did not fuel the housing bubble Reuters / Kristina Cooke

Fed's Tarullo Calls For Authority To Resolve Failing Firms FOX News / Judith Burns

Health reform: Where the money will come from CNN / Jeanne Sahadi

Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer at risk in election: poll Reuters / Peter Henderson

Obama, Clinton fundraiser admits $292 million fraud Reuters / Grant McCool

Is a Tax Break the Right Incentive for Job Creation? Bloomberg / Mark Lieberman

Dow gains for 8th straight day; Palm sinks late Reuters / Chuck Mikolajczak

Gold rises as safe haven despite dollar rise Reuters / Frank Tang

Oil dips toward $82 on firmer dollar, OPEC exports Reuters / Edward McAllister

Less debt, more charm Economist

Beancounters in a bind Economist

Virginia bans mandatory health insurance. Does it matter? Economist

Insurance holding company supervision Federal Reserve Board / Jon D. Greenlee

March 2010 Business Outlook Survey Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Gold futures struggle to stay higher as dollar rises Marketwatch / Claudia Assis & Nick Godt

U.S. Stocks Fluctuate on Economic Reports, Greece Bailout Talks Bloomberg / Rita Nazareth

Thursday’s Stocktiming.com Analysis Stocktiming.com / Marty Chenard

New jobless claims dip slightly Reuters / Lucia Mutikani

Factories in Philadelphia Region Grow at Faster Pace Bloomberg / Courtney Schlisserman

Leading Economic Index in U.S. Rose 0.1% in February Bloomberg / Timothy R. Homan

Consumer Prices in U.S. Unchanged as Fuel Decreases Bloomberg / Shobhana Chandra

Mortgage rates still below 5 percent AP via Seattle Times / Alan Zibel

For Ben and the Fed, good news equals trouble NY Post / John Crudele

Treasuries Gain a 5th Day on Greece Concern, Slowing Inflation Bloomberg / Theresa Barraclough

U.S. Cost of Living Probably Cooled as Fuel Prices, Rents Bloomberg / Carlos Torres

Researchers see more gains to come in the economy Marketwatch / Simon Constable

Oil below $83 after 1 pct surge on EIA data, OPEC Reuters via Guardian / Jennifer Tan

Dollar rebounds broadly; AUD and CAD off highs Reuters via Guardian / Satomi Noguchi

Chuck Norris Feeds His Vampire Squid $100 Bills Bloomberg / Mark Gilbert

Dow Average Exceeds Bull-Market Midpoint: Technical Analysis Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton

To Fill Budget Gaps, ‘Stealth’ Taxes Are Creeping Up NY Times / Matthew Saltmarsh

 

03/19

Federal Reserve Must Disclose Bank Bailout Records Bloomberg / David Glovin and Bob Van Voris

Many South Florida home sellers still asking too much Miami Herald / Rachael Lee Coleman

Is the world out of recession? Forbes / N.S. Ramnath

Government Bonds - Whats Up? Investment Postcards From Cape Town via Safehaven / Prieur du Plessis

Greenspan & Bernanke still don't get it CNN / Paul R. La Monica

Greenspan Says Fed, Regulators ‘Failed’ During Financial Crisis Bloomberg / Steve Matthews

Loan Spread Points to Limits on U.S. Housing: Chart of the Day Bloomberg / Alex Tanzi and Courtney Schlisserman

Gold drops 1.8 pct on dollar gain, India ra Reuters / Jan Harvey

U.S. Stocks Decline on India’s First Rate Boost Since July 2008 Bloomberg / Rita Nazareth

Friday’s Stocktiming.com Analysis Stocktiming.com / Marty Chenard

Two-track economy: 9.7% unemployment, $200K cars AP via Houston Chronicle / Christopher S. Rugaber

Remarks by FDIC Chairman Sheila C. Bair to the Independent Community Bankers of America FDIC / Sheila C. Bair

California Plans ‘Full Speed Ahead’ on Build America Bond Sales Bloomberg / Michael B. Marois and Catarina Saraiva

BOE’s Sentance Says Global Recovery Poses a Risk of Inflation Bloomberg / Jennifer Ryan

Fed May Boost Discount Rate Before Next Meeting, Economists Say Bloomberg / Joshua Zumbrun and Craig Torres

Bond Bid-Riggers Deserve Overdue Jail-Cell Justice Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

Finance Bonds Pull Ahead as JPMorgan Sells Debt: Credit Markets Bloomberg / Bryan Keogh

Why Should Your Children Pay for My Retirement? Lew Rockwell / Gary North

Superbear Allmon still hibernating Marketwatch / Peter Brimelow

Blockbuster should rent its own movies Marketwatch / Al Lewis

Orient Overseas: 2009 was worst year ever Marketwatch / Chris Oliver

Asia Stocks, Copper Rise on Improving U.S. Economy; Yen Falls Bloomberg / Linus Chua and Saeromi Shin

Euro Set for Worst Week Since Start of February on Greece Woes Bloomberg / Candice Zachariahs and Ron Harui

03/20

Preserving a Central Role for Community Banking Federal Reserve Board / Ben S. Bernanke

Who will Bail out the Taxpayer? Don’t be scared… Be Prepared via Safehaven / Paul Mladjenovic

Paul Krugman Versus Reality Euro Pacific via Safehaven / Peter Schiff

A glimpse of the recession through the eyes of children Mercury News / Patrick May

Key appointees at Treasury used as pawns in unrelated legislative battles Washington Post / David Cho

Bernanke Says Bailouts of Banks ‘Unconscionable’ Bloomberg / Steve Matthews and Phil Mattingly

Bernanke: Fed should oversee all banks CNN / Julianne Pepitone

Four U.S. cities best weathered the recession AP via USA Today

U.S. Stocks Climb a Third Week as Fed Repeats Low-Rate Pledge Bloomberg / Craig Trudell

Euro Falls Most Since January as Leaders Spar Over Greece Aid Bloomberg / Ben Levisohn and Inyoung Hwang

India’s Interest Rate Rise ‘Sign of Things to Come’ Bloomberg / Cherian Thomas and Anil Varma

03/21

Durable Goods Orders Probably Climbed: U.S. Economy Bloomberg / Shobhana Chandra

Some homeowners facing the prospect of repeated foreclosures LA Times / Alana Semuels

Hold the Applause for This Rally NY Times / Paul J. Lim

Investors mine new metals ETFs Marketwatch / John Spence

Democrats Have Votes to Pass Health Bill, Leaders Say Bloomberg / Sandrine Rastello and Nicole Gaouette

Two presidents, two recessions LA Times / Jim Puzzanghera

Health reform: The $$$ story CNN / Jeanne Sahadi

Hey, Big Spender: You Need a Surtax NY Times / Robert H. Frank

CO: Cash-strapped cities, state cracking down with tax audits, some say Denver Post / Greg Griffin

MI: Is urban farming Detroit's cash cow? Detroit Free Press / John Gallagher

Russia misses out on joys of capitalism; China doesn't Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Jack Markowitz

I.M.F. Warns Wealthy Nations on Debt NY Times / Sewell Chan and Keith Bradsher

 

03/22

Fed's Lockhart: Accommodative policy appropriate Marketwatch / Lisa Twaronite

The U.S. Economy and Emerging Risks Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta / Dennis P. Lockhart

What Explains Differences in Foreclosure Rates? A Response to Piskorski, Seru, and Vig Federal Reserve Bank of Boston / Manuel Adelino, Kristopher Gerardi, and Paul S. Willen

What Is China's Capital Seeking in a Global Environment? Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco / Titan Alon, Galina Hale and João Santos

UBS Profited Twice From Lehman Accounting Games Forbes / Jacob Zamansky

MN: Would-be renters forced to live with family, friends M<inneapolis Star Tribune / Jennifer Bjorhus

Healthcare Reform Passes Texas Straight Talk via Safehaven / Ron Paul

The Health Bill's Collateral Damage Forbes / Gary Sutton

Health Reform: How Much Will It Hurt? CFO.com / Alix Stuart

Still too many schools? Stateline.org / Melissa Maynard

Obama Pays More Than Buffett as U.S. Risks AAA Rating Bloomberg / Daniel Kruger and Bryan Keogh

Treasurys gain as concerns about Greece aid dollar Marketwatch / Deborah Levine

Danger: Falling home prices CNN

Health-Care Fight Shifts to States, Agencies After House Vote Bloomberg / Alex Nussbaum

Democrats face dubious voters on healthcare Reuters / Thomas Ferraro

House Approves Landmark U.S. Health-Care Overhaul Legislation Bloomberg / Laura Litvan, James Rowley and Kristin Jensen

U.S. Stocks Rise as Drug Shares Rally After House OKs Overhaul Bloomberg / Rita Nazareth

Monday’s Stocktiming.com Analysis Stocktiming.com / Marty Chenard

Oil slips 2 percent to $79 on dollar, Greece Reuters / Alex Lawler

Gold hits 1-week low on firm dollar, India hike Reuters / Jan Harvey

Euro retreats versus dollar on nagging Greece worries Reuters

More people are getting improved access to drinking water Economist

03/23

The Outlook for the Economy and Inflation, and the Case for Federal Reserve Independence Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco / Janet L. Yellen

Credit scoring Federal Reserve Board / Sandra F. Braunstein

Fed officials say low rates still needed Reuters / Ann Saphir

Fed’s Yellen Says Too Soon to Raise Interest Rates Bloomberg / Vivien Lou Chen

Rising rates can batter bonds, but stocks may be little comfort Chicago Tribune / Gail MarksJarvis

Geithner, lawmakers spar on mortgage firms' future AP via Denver Post / alan Zibel

TARP watchdog slams Obama foreclosure program CNN / Tami Luhby

Are You Ready to Come Out of the Real Estate Closet? Safehaven / J.D. Rosendahl

States Sue Over Overhaul That Will Bust State Budgets Bloomberg / Pat Wechsler

How will health care industry benefit from 32 million new patients? Allentown Morning Call / Bruce Japsen

Wall St jumps on industrials, materials and tech Reuters / Ryan Vlastelica

How low can low-cost wireless carriers go? CNN / David Goldman

Output Gaps and Robust Policy Rules Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia / Charles L. Plosser

Fed's Plosser: better rules needed to manage risk Reuters / Jan Lopatka and Jason Hovet

Evans Sees Accommodative Fed Stance Lasting at Least 6 Months Bloomberg

Springtime For Housing Seems Chilly Forbes / Madalina Iacob

Existing U.S. Home Sales Fall for Third Month Bloomberg / Shobhana Chandra

Dollar pares some gains after housing data Reuters / Deborah Levine and William L. Watts

Jackrabbits Make Bad Market-Timers Forbes / Marc Gerstein

Stocks Advance, Dollar Trims Gains, Commodity Prices Recover Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton and David Merritt

Tuesday’s Stocktiming.com Analysis Stocktiming.com / Marty Chenard

Health Reform's Widespread Impact Forbes / Oxford Analytica

How to live longer Economist

Australia: The Not-So-Lucky Country Forbes / Joel Kotkin

Fed to keep pro-growth policies-Chicago Fed chief Reuters via Guardian / Jason Subler

Bullard: Recovery Is on Track Wall Street Journal / Kathleen Madigan and Deborah Lynn Blumberg

U.S. Two-Year Yield Near Highest Since January Before Auction Bloomberg / Wes Goodman

Pimco Bets on Asia as U.S., Europe Risk Policy Error Bloomberg / Shelley Smith

Where have all the buyers gone? Marketwatch / Irwin Kellner

Sales of Existing U.S. Homes Probably Fell for a Third Month Bloomberg /  Shobhana Chandra

Oil hovers above $81 as traders eye equity markets AP via Palm Beach Post / Alex Kennedy

Yen Gains Deceptive, Traders Most Bearish in 3 Years Bloomberg / Ron Harui, Yasuhiko Seki and Yoshiaki Nohara

03/24

Homework Assignments for Monetary Policymakers Federal Reserve Board / Donald L. Kohn

Rocking-Horse Winner Pimco / Bill Gross

Picking a Line Pimco / Mark Kiesel

The Financial Foundation for Main Street pdf Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City / Thomas M. Hoenig

The False Threat Of The Fed's Swollen Balance Sheet Forbes / Robert McTeer

Underwater mortgages drain equity, dampen retirement USA Today / Stephanie Armour

Will Portugal derail stocks (finally)? Marketwatch / Nick Godt

Blockbuster is 'bleeding to death' CNN / David Goldman

Going For Gold Forbes

FBI probes threats over Democrats' healthcare vote Reuters / Deborah Zabarenko

Caterpillar Sees $100 Million Charge on Health Law Bloomberg / Edmond Lococo and Shruti Date Singh

Cuban Americans filling planes to homeland Reuters / Esteban Israel

U.S. Economy: Durable Goods Orders Climb, Home Sales Decline Bloomberg / Shobhana Chandra and Bob Willis

U.S. home sales unexpectedly slip 2.2 percent Bloomberg via Houston Chronicle

Wednesday’s Stocktiming.com Analysis Stocktiming.com / Marty Chenard

Count Me In, Don’t Get Personal, See You in 2020 Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

Slumdog millions Economist

Bank of America will cut loan amount for underwater homes AP via USA Today / Ieva M. Augstums

Crude-oil futures fall on inventories glut, rising dollar Marketwatch / Polya Lesova and Claudia Assis

Covered Bonds Sales Rising the Most Since 2006: Credit Markets Bloomberg / Kate Haywood and Bryan Keogh

Treasuries Snap Loss as Greece Summit Feeds Demand for Safety Bloomberg / Wes Goodman

Americans Say They Missed 73% Rise in S&P 500 as Economy Surged Bloomberg / Mike Dorning

Wall Street Despised in Poll Showing Majority Want Regulation Bloomberg / John McCormick and Alison Vekshin

10 reasons why this is not a bull market Marketwatch / Todd Harrison

Asian Stocks Climb on Improving Demand Outlook Bloomberg / Shani Raja and Jonathan Burgos

Euro Falls to 3-Week Low Against Dollar on Greece Uncertainty Bloomberg / Yasuhiko Seki and Ron Harui

Japan’s Exports Grow at Fastest Pace in 30 Years Bloomberg / Keiko Ujikane

 

03/25

Pimco’s Bill Gross Says Bonds Have Seen Best Days Bloomberg / Thomas R. Keene and Susanne Walker

Comments Before the Money Marketeers Club Reflections and Ruminations Pimco / Paul McCulley

Bernanke: Record-low rates needed to aid economy AP via Houston Chronicle / Jeannine Aversa

Banks unlikely to grant mass mortgage bailouts AP via Seattle Times / Steven Jacobs

Half of U.S. Home Loan Modifications Default Again Bloomberg / John Gittelsohn

Tax refunds are raising the nation's deficit NY Post John Crudele

From hope to change Economist

U.S. Said to Widen Homeowner Aid, Subsidize Mortgage Reductions Bloomberg / Rebecca Christie and Kate Andersen Brower

Combined Sears and Kmart still standing, but market share dwindles Chicago Tribune / Sandra M. Jones

The Dow Marches On Stock Market Barometer via Safehaven

Wood through the trees Economist

Federal Reserve's exit strategy Federal Reserve Board / Ben S. Bernanke

Bernanke Says U.S. Fiscal Outlook ‘Somewhat Dark’ Bloomberg / Vivien Lou Chen

Bernanke says economy still needs Fed's help Reuters / Pedro Nicolaci da Costa

Stocks abandon rally CNN / Alexandra Twin

Oracle software sales up; investors eye Sun Reuters / Jim Finkle

Gold firms in choppy trade despite euro drop Reuters / Carole Vaporean

What if interest rates don't rise? CNN / Colin Barr

Jobless Claims in U.S. Decreased Last Week to 442,000 Bloomberg / Bob Willis

Research reveals devastating consequences of layoffs, recession Chicago Tribune / Greg Burns

Thursday’s Stocktiming.com Analysis Stocktiming.com / Marty Chenard

Best Buy profit climbs stronger-than-forecast 37% Marketwatch / Andria Cheng

U.S. House Forced to Vote Again on Health Overhaul Bloomberg / Ryan J. Donmoyer and James Rowley

Treasuries Gain as Surge in Yield Presents Buying Opportunity Bloomberg / Wes Goodman

Greenspan says U.S. house prices still fragile Reuters via Guardian

Stronger yuan won't cure U.S. trade gap, official says Marketwatch

Gas up $1 on Obama's watch Washington Times / Stephen Dinan and Kara Rowland

Official rips Chamber of Commerce over overhaul AP via Washington Times / Marcy Gordon

Liberals spending our way to socialism Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Jack Markowitz

Social Security Payouts to Exceed Revenue This Year NY Times / Mary Williams Walsh

03/26

Florida unemployment hit record 12.2 percent in February South Florida Sun Sentinel / Marcia Heroux Pounds

RadioShack considering sale, Best Buy merger Dallas Morning News / Maria Halkias

Oil falls to $80 as U.S. revises GDP down Reuters / Joshua Schneyer and Rebekah Kebede

Euro strengthens after EU agrees Greece deal BBC News

Fed's Bullard concerned about weak housing Reuters / Pedro Nicolaci da Costa

Treasurys suffer biggest weekly loss this year Marketwatch / Deborah Levine

U.S. Economy: Corporate-Profit Surge May Help Broaden Expansion Bloomberg / Timothy R. Homan

Thousands to lose jobless benefits April 5 Bloomberg / Jennifer Liberto and Ted Barrett

The Democrats' Gratitude List Forbes / Bruce Bartlett

A terrible recession will be followed by a lacklustre recovery, but Britain is no basket-case Economist

Rich Stunned by Recession Sell Munis for First Time Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

Greenspan Calls Rise in Treasury Yields ‘Canary in the Mine’ Bloomberg / Joshua Zumbrun

More Than Dozen Banks Suspected Co-Conspirators in Muni Case Wall Street Journal / Chad Bray

Friday’s Stocktiming.com Analysis Stocktiming.com / Marty Chenard

Gold rises as dollar dips after Greek plan Marketwatch / Nick Godt

U.S. Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index Held at 73.6 in March Bloomberg / Courtney Schlisserman

Economy in U.S. Preserves Biggest Gain in Six Years Bloomberg / Timothy R. Honan

Greenspan Says Unemployment Rate Will Fall ‘a Bit’ This Year Bloomberg / Joshua Zumbrun

Euro Rallies as Greece Wins Aid Agreement; Metals, Oil Advance Bloomberg / Justin Carrigan

Municipal Bond Yields Reach Four-Month High Amid Wave of Supply Bloomberg / Brendan A. McGrail and Michael B. Marois

Bill Gross Warning May Catch Bond-Fund Investors Off Guard Bloomberg / Sree Vidya Bhaktavatsalam and Christopher Condon

Treasuries Gain as Yields Near Nine-Month High Lure Investors Bloomberg / Wes Goodman

Pimco Buys Bonds Wishing ‘Next Life’ as Bank: Credit Markets Bloomberg / Caroline Salas and Pierre Paulden

Thursday's session amounted to a 'key reversal day' Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

S&P 500 Posts Best Streak Without 1% Slump: Technical Analysis Bloomberg / Lynn Thomasson

Oil rises as Greece bailout boosts commodities appeal Reuters via Guardian / Alejandro Barbajosa

Dollar slips in Asian trading, taking cue from equities Marketwatch

Euro Rises From 10-Month Low as Trichet Welcomes Greek Solution Bloomberg / Yasuhiko Seki and Ron Harui

03/27

Debating the housing bubble Bloomberg via Houston Chronicle / Rich Miller

U.S. stock market hopeful for gains from March jobs report Marketwatch / Kate Gibson

Fed’s Sack Says Financial System Needs Leverage Bloomberg / Vivien Lou Chen and Candice Zachariahs

TIPS could be part of the answer for these almost-retirees Minneapolis Star Tribune / Chris Farrell

Year-end growth spurt not likely to be repeated AP via Augusta Chronicle

WaMu Files Reorganization Plan Supported by JPMorgan Bloomberg / Dawn McCarty

Dollar Heads for Biggest Quarterly Gain Versus Euro Since 2008 Bloomberg / Ben Levisohn

 

 

03/28

An economic puzzle Bernanke can't solve Reuters / Emily Kaiser

People, not firms, can turn economy around St. Louis Post Dispatch / David Nicklaus

Jobless rate is hard to digest NY Post / John Crudele

Dow eyes 11,000 as jobs data looms Reuters / Rodrigo Campos

Doctor-starved: America's heartland in crisis CNN / Parija Kavilanz

Social Security's day of reckoning closer to reality Marketwatch via Pittsburgh Tribune Review

CA: A souring outlook in Lemon Grove San Diego Union Tribune / Michele Clock

SC: Doctor shortage will grow as more qualify for care Greenville News via The State / Liv Osby

Axelrod Defends Obama Over Making Recess Appointments Bloomberg / Justin Blum

Obama announces 15 recess appointments Marketwatch

Payrolls Probably Increased in March: U.S. Economy Preview Bloomberg / Timothy R. Homan

Free-spending teens return to malls LA Times / Andrea Chang

Some who can afford mortgages prefer to walk LA Times via Houston Chronicle / Alana Semuels

Active ETFs blend regular counterparts and mutual funds Baltimore Sun / Eileen Ambrose

Dividend ETFs poised for a comeback Marketwatch / John Spence

Israel’s Fischer Raises Key Rate for Fourth Time Bloomberg / Alisa Odenheimer

Day Traders 2.0: Wired, Angry and Loving It NY Times / David Segal

The Wisdom of the Short-Sellers Marketwatch via NY Timers / Mark Hulbert

03/29

The Outlook for the Economy and Inflation, and the Case for Federal Reserve Independence Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco / Janet L. Yellen

Restaurant chains roll out small bites at small prices USA Today / Bruce Horovitz

Don't foreclose! Do a short sale CNN / Les Christie

Homeowners balk as property tax bills stay high USA Today / Paul Wiseman

Oil rises near 3 percent on weak dollar, book-squaring Reuters / Robert Gibbons

Corporate cash holdings swell LA Times via Chicago Tribune / Tom Petruno

U.S. Stocks Rise as Consumer Spending Boosts Economic Optimism Bloomberg / Rita Nazareth

Healthcare and Economic Realities Texas Straight Talk via Safehaven / Ron Paul

It's Not the Debt, It's the Spending Northern Trust via Safehaven / Paul Kasriel

Obama's Road to Economic Ruin Brookes News via Safehaven / Gerard Jackson

Monday’s Stocktiming.com Analysis Stocktiming.com / Marty Chenard

Ford lightens debt load as it eyes improving conditions Marketwatch / Matt Andrejczak

Hoarding, Penny-Pinching And Buying Gold Forbes / Karlyn Bowman

Consumer Spending Increases as Incomes Stagnate Bloomberg / Timothy R. Homan

Small-cap mutual funds lead the pack AP via Chicago Tribune

Treasuries Find Greenspan’s Canary Fainting in Mine Bloomberg / Susanne Walker

Junk Bonds in ‘Goldilocks’ Market Reach Record: Credit Markets Bloomberg via San Francisco Chronicle / Bryan Keogh and John Detrixhe

Muni Issuers Offer Smallest Weekly Total in 2010 as Yields Jump Bloomberg / Catarina Saraiva and Brendan A. McGrail

Treasury yields rise on lower demand USA Today / John Waggoner

Treasuries Drop as Economists Say Spending, Employment to Gain Bloomberg / Wes Goodman

Consumer Spending in U.S. Probably Increased for Fifth Month Bloomberg / Timothy R. Homan

Stocks Soar, but Many Analysts Ask Why NY Times / Javier C. Hernandez

Small banks say they can't win in small-business lending USA Today / Paul Davidson

MD: Even in recession, residents gambled away nearly $1B Boston Herald / Thomas Grillo

Reputations at stake, companies try to alter word of mouth online Washington Post / Michael S. Rosenwald

Hotels are adding new fees for services LA Times / Hugo Martin

Gold survives stumble, while bugs bet on rebound Marketwatch / Peter Brimelow

Copper Rises, Heading for Fifth Quarterly Gain on Stockpiles Bloomberg / Glenys Sim

Yen Declines as Global Recovery Signs Curb Demand for Safety Bloomberg / Yoshiaki Nohara and Ron Harui

Euro Gains as Greek Concerns Ease; Copper, Mining Stocks Rise Bloomberg / Darren Boey

03/30

Seasonal job growth stokes inflation, interest rates NY Post / John Crudele

TD tried to buy troubled U.S. banks Calgary Herald / John Greenwood

More cars scrapped than purchased in 15-month period Lansing State Journal / Greg Gardner

When 'Cheap' ETFs Aren't Really Cheap Smartmoney.com / Elizabeth Trotta

Greek economy's failure would have ripple effect across eurozone, world Dallas Morning News / Jim Landers

German economic growth projection cut by IMF BBC News

How The Fed Profited From The Crisis Forbes / Robert McTeer

Real estate is booming again. Huh? CNN / Paul R. La Monica

Dow carves out new 18-month high CNN / Alexandra Twin

Bill Gross May Be Predicting Bull Run in Stocks Bloomberg / David Pauly

Benchmark crude holds above $82 AP via Houston Chronicle / Chris Kahn

Hedge-Fund Returns Dragged Down by ‘Hidden Bias’: Chart of Day Bloomberg / David Wilson

Minneapolis finds $12 million surplus in budget Minneapolis Star Tribune / Randy Furst

Fed’s Evans Says Jobless May Exceed 9% at Year-End Bloomberg / Susan Li and Vivien Lou Chen

Cheap Mortgages May Last as Investors Replace Fed Bloomberg / Kathleen M. Howley

Collapsing Spreads and Booming Junk: Time to Get Short Dollar Collapse via Safehaven / John Rubino

Tuesday’s Stocktiming.com Analysis Stocktiming.com / Marty Chenard

Consumer spending increases in February, 5th straight month of gains Washington Post / Ylan Q. Mui

Consumer Confidence in U.S. Improves on Job Prospects Bloomberg / Courtney Schlisserman

Oil In Choppy Trade At $82.26/bbl FOX News / Claudia Assis

British voters are unsure whom to trust with the economy Economist

Subprime Debt Rallies as U.S. Enhances Loan Aid: Credit Markets Bloomberg / Jody Shenn

Treasuries Head for Quarterly Gain Before Report on Home Prices Bloomberg / Wes Goodman

State Debt Woes Grow Too Big to Camouflage NY Times / Mary Williams Walsh

Home Prices in U.S. Probably Fell, Consumer Confidence Climbed Bloomberg / Shobhana Chandra

Lazy Portfolios or a 2012 Collapse: It's OK to believe in both Marketwatch / Paul B. Farrell

Want 3% yield on checking accounts? Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Patricia Sabatini

Is there a Lehman lurking on Wall Street? Marketwatch / David Weidner

China's gold rush 'will be stampede by 2020' Independent / Jack Jordan

Waiting for a few more bears Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

Oil hovers above $82 after leaping previous day AP via Houston Chronicle / Alex Kennedy

Japan’s Industrial Production Falls, Unemployment Stays at 4.9% Bloomberg / Keiko Ujikane and Aki Ito

 

03/31

Prospects for Sustained Recovery and Employment Gains Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta / Dennis P. Lockhart

Private sector cuts jobs in March Reuters / Caroline Valetkevitch

Corporate Borrowers Partying Like It's 2006 Forbes / Matthew Craft

You Still Believe The Fed Can Stop Deflation? Elliott Wave International via Safehaven

Nobody's worried. Time to worry? CNN / Paul R. La Monica

Don’t Expect Much From U.S. Stocks in Next Decade: Chart of Day Bloomberg / David Wilson

Stocks: Strong quarter ends with a loss CNN / Julianne Pepitone

House Flippers in U.S. Crowd Courthouse Steps in Hunt for Deals Bloomberg / Prashant Gopal

Freddie's Not Afraid Of Post-Fed Mortgage-Backed Market Forbes / Morgan Brennan and Alexandra Zendrian

"Ice House Detroit" echoes frozen housing market Denver Post / Al Lewis

Bond Market: "Its Safer to Lend to Buffett than Obama" Casey Research via Safehaven / Chris Wood

Oil ends at 2010 peak as dollar slips vs euro Reuters / Robert Gibbons

Corporate Bonds Extend Longest Streak Since ’04: Credit Markets Bloomberg / Pierre Paulden and Caroline Salas

Chicago Purchasers’ Index Declined to 58.8 in March Bloomberg / Courtney Schlisserman

Factory Orders in the U.S. Climb 0.6% in February Bloomberg / Shobhana Chandra and Courtney Schlisserman

Wednesday’s Stocktiming.com Analysis Stocktiming.com / Marty Chenard

Obama Set To Open Coastal Waters To Oil Drilling Forbes / Christopher Helman

China overtakes Germany to become the biggest exporter of all Economist

Why bond yields may be headed much higher Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

Treasuries Head for Monthly Loss Before Jobs, Factory Reports Bloomberg / Wes Goodman

Win the race, draw the lines Stateline.org / Pamela M. Prah

'Ben Bernanke Has Never Gotten Anything Right,' Peter Schiff Says: Fed Officials Respond Lew Rockwell

Most Asian Stocks Drop on Valuation Concern; Samsung Advances Bloomberg / Jonathan Burgos and Akiko Ikeda

Oil Prices Find a Sweet Spot for World Economy NY Times / Clifford Krauss

Much of H1N1 vaccine unused, almost expired Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Steve Twedt

Australia: Stevens Invokes God, Says ‘Greed’ Exacerbated Crisis Bloomberg / Michael Heath

Japan Tankan Survey May Show Fourth Straight Rise in Sentiment Bloomberg / Keiko Ujikane and Minh Bui

Corporate Bonds Extend Longest Streak Since ’04: Credit Markets Bloomberg / Pierre Paulden and Caroline Salas

Yen Drops Toward Eight-Week Low Versus Euro Amid Recovery Signs Bloomberg / Yoshiaki Nohara and Ron Harui

Japan Wages Fall 0.6% as Workers Miss Out on Recovery Bloomberg / Aki Ito

 

 

 

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