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MN: State tax dollars go offshore Pioneer Press / Jennifer Bjorhus

Venture capital secrecy is lifting Baltimore Sun / Jay Hancock

Overseas growth helps US groups cut tax bills FT / Dan Roberts

Almighty dollar spins quite a tale for a buck San Diego Union Tribune / Ann Perry

Hedge funds face upside-down odds Toronto Star / Pat McKeough

Aussie Supers To Merge Global Money Management reg Institutional Investor / Bernadette Tio

Euronext Gets In Dutch Institutional Investor

Bush proposes legal block on congressional spending AFP via Yahoo

Ford Chief Predicts Record Truck Sales reg AP via Hartford Courant / John Porretto

As earnings fade, investors look to data for guidance MSNBC / Roland Jones

Magistrates agree on Parmalat charging FT / Fred Kapner and Andrew Parker

Goodbye to checkout lines? Wireless devices track purchases Seattle Times / Jake Batsell

Dollar Heads to 3-Year Yen Lows Reuters via ABC News / Richard Baum

CA: Housing Dilemma: Commute vs. Cost Oakland Tribune / Alan Zibel

EU fiscal reforms 'should be delayed' FT / George Parker in Brussels and Haig Simonian

Counterfeiting cars in China Forbes via MSNBC / Joann Muller

Japan bank forgets interest Reuters via CNN

UK: Bank expected to up interest rate BBC News

Has the emerging debt market's selloff ended? Reuters via Yahoo / Hugh Bronstein

Oil supply fears overblown, analysts say AP and CP via

Cryptic Greenspan Rattles Traders NY Post / Terry Keenan

Uncle Sam Wants You to Win the Super Bowl NY Post / Tracy Byrnes

Millions of people soon will be fat cats in IRS eyes St Louis Post / David Nicklaus

Former bear is now getting bullish about stocks reg Orange County Register / Brendan Boyd

Wal-Mart on PR Offensive to Repair Image Reuters via Yahoo / Emily Kaiser

Hey, what's up with my overtime! Orlando Sentinel / Barry Flynn

EU warned on derivatives rules FT / Adrian Michaels and Andrew Parker

UK interest rates set to rise FT / Chris Flood

UK: Growing economy makes rates rise likely FT / Anna Fifield

OH: Goodyear hopes tire lets good times roll Cleveland Plain Dealer / Thomas W. Gerdel

FL: Construction of new offices may tail off Tallahassee Democrat / James L. Rosica

Self denial is not the best way to battle government Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Jack Markowitz

Market awaits next Fed decision on interest rates Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Gregory M. Drahuschak

AZ: Home building in Phoenix area shatters 2002 record Arizona Republic

The budget disaster reg Chicago Tribune

PA: Deals, not jobs, in enterprise zones Philadelphia Inquirer / Andrew Cassel

Deficits, Fruit Flies and the Beltway reg NY Times / John Kasich

Quickening the Pace for Bonds reg NY Times / Marci Alboher Nubaum

A little bit of leverage Minnesota Star Tribune / Larry Werner

Finding Money in Banks Washington Post / James K. Glassman

Failing in Your Middle Class Washington Post / Michelle Singletary

Help that makes you cry Help! reg Kansas City Star / Jerry Heaster

Manila plans to float $500 mln bonds this month  Reuters

MA: The myth of runaway taxes Boston Globe / Charles Stein

It's the economy CNN / Justin Lahart

Self-Employment May Mask U.S. Job Growth Reuters via ABC News / Andrea Hopkins

A boom goes bust? Dallas Fort Worth Star Telegram / Andrea Jones

Putnam changes set the stage CBS market Watch / Chuck Jaffe

US Australia trade talks continue BBC News

The China bubble Seattle Times / Stephen Dunphy

Japanese Institutions Look for Bond, Stock Alternatives FT via LA Times

Boomers with aging parents face a sensitive but necessary task AP via Omaha World Herald

Bird flu human spread suspected Reuters via FT

Rigged election called possible Mercury News via Silicon / Elise Ackerman

Faster Growth Fuels Employment Gains: U.S. Economy Preview Bloomberg

Investor’s Calendar Wall Street Journal via LA Daily News

Bank mergers may benefit consumers Buffalo News / Jonathan D. Epstein

Japan May Raise More Than $1 Billion in Inpex IPO, Bankers Say Bloomberg

German Ifo Confidence Rose on Better Business for Manufacturers Bloomberg

UK: Euro question gets a resounding 'No' Telegraph / Robert Watts

CO: Free flights can pay off for Denver Denver Post / Al Lewis

Korea Gets Worked Up Over the Won's Strength Bloomberg / David DeRosa

Oil prices steady while investors mull varied news Reuters and AP via Taipei Times

European traders struggle amid a lack of good news AFP via Taipei Times

China has nuclear solution to crisis DPA via Taipei Times

Growth Forecasts, Without the Wait reg NY Times / Daniel Gross

The Weight of the World on Our Shoulders reg NY Times / Daniel Gross

A Spotlight on Deutsche Bank's Tax Shelter Role reg NY Times / Lynnley Browning

Conservative Advice, Yes, but in Flavors Beyond Vanilla reg NY Times / Claudia H. Deutsch

Real Estate Funds: Tough Act to Follow reg NY Times / John Kimelman

The Coming Search Wars reg NY Times / John Markoff

The Company They Kept reg NY Times / Roger Lowenstein

Microsoft in human rights row Guardian_Observer / Nick Mathiason

Argentina assets may be seized as deadline passes Gulf Daily News

South Korean January Exports Rise 33% to $19.07 Bln Bloomberg



Corruption concerns spreading Dallas Morning News / Jim Landers

Canada: Loonie plunges on economic concerns CP via Toronto Star

A Trade Row Down Under Business Week via Yahoo

U.S. budget shows debt cap will be hit by October Reuters via Yahoo

California Agency Would Sell $4B for Roads Bond Buyer / Rich Saskal

Bush Would Cut Grants Bond Buyer / Humberto Sanchez

A Bond by Any Other Name Motley Fool via Moreovernews / Selena Maranjian

US Corp Bonds-End wider in light trade;Supply emerges Reuters / Nancy Leinfuss

CBOT estimated futures/options volume - Feb 2 Reuters via Yahoo

US SWAPS-Spreads edge wider despite swapped bond sales Reuters via Yahoo

This Disease May Zap A Whole Industry Business Week via Yahoo

Is a Correction Brewing? Smart Money via Yahoo / Stacey L. Bradford

Hey, Californian! Does Microsoft owe you? USA Today / Byron Acohido

Phone rates rising at blistering pace San Francisco Chronicle / Todd Wallack

WI: Mad cow sends beef prices down Green Bay Gazette / Richard Ryman

CO: Survey: Inflation danger growing in mountain states AP via Rocky Mountain News

Crude rises $1.93 to $34.98 a barrel Reuters via Houston Chronicle

Global Trade Issues Hit Home Washington Post / Jonathan Weisman

Strong report expected on jobs Bloomberg via Morning Call / Vince Golle

Don't bail out deadbeats UPI / Martin Hutchinson

Deutsche Bank loses trading team FT / Elizabeth Rigby

Borrowers race to beat a US rate rise FT / Päivi Munter

UK Treasury caps new baby bonds at 1.5% FT / Nicholas Timmins

You can tell your bank to zip it Dallas Morning News / Anuradha Raghunathan

The Economy Gets Back on Track Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis / Kevin Kliesen W/ Thomas A. Pollmann

Canada: Slow economy could limit Martin's ability to pay for throne speech promises CP via / Sandra Cordon

Hazardous Substance Found in U.S. Senate Building Bloomberg

Brazil Benchmark Bond Sinks to 7-Week Low on J.P. Morgan's Call Bloomberg

Job shift creates India tech boom USA Today / Michelle Kessler

Do deficits matter? CNN / Mark Gongloff

US book publishers see strong 2003 sales FT / Alison Beard

CA: Home Lost Over Unpaid $120 Bill reg AP via LA Times

El Paso warns on reserve estimates FT / Sheila McNulty

Refinery fires lift oil prices Reuters via CNN

FCC to probe Super Bowl halftime CNN

Record Deficit Forces Cuts in Bush Budget Reuters via ABC News / Adam Entous and Caren Bohan

A Clash of CEO Egos Gets Blame in Disney-Pixar Split reg LA Times / Richard Verrier and Claudia Eller

CA: Governor Lands Lead Role as State Salesman reg LA Times / Evelyn Iritani

Democrats should embrace free trade Miami Herald via RealClear Politics

Bush's plan does little to reduce deficit Knight Ridder via Miami Herald

Australia trade gap widens as export earnings fall Bloomberg via IHT / Victoria Batchelor

Treasuries mixed after lacklustre economic news FT / Jenny Wiggins, Paivi Munter and Mariko Sanchanta

Emerging market debt soars FT / Päivi Munter

US budget projects deficit rising to $521bn FT / Alan Beattie

War, the US economy and its manufacturing base Brookes News / Gerard Jackson

Australia's business cycle. What business cycle? Brookes News / Gerard Jackson

The Euro—Towards Adopting the Common Currency in Central Europe IMF / Horst Köhler

IMF Survey pdf IMF

Top credit card issuers hike fees CNN / Jeanne Sahadi

Tax-Free Saving-Investment Account Proposal Reduced in Budget Bloomberg

Fund managers' strategies tough to follow Oakland Tribune / Cliff Pletschet

Crude Oil Soars as Manufacturing Growth May Sap U.S. Supplies Bloomberg

Ugly from All Sides National Review / Bruce Bartlett

Uncle Sam, Inc. National Review / Stephen Moore

Magic Test National Review / Larry Kudlow

The Mistakes Of Our Grandparents? Contrary Investor via Safehaven

Money - What is money? Gold Insider via Safehaven / John Lee

Brazil Benchmark Bond Sinks to 7-Week Low on J.P. Morgan's Call Bloomberg

EU financial action plan to boost pension values Investment and Pensions Europe

Banco Bilbao Bids $4.1 Billion for Rest of Bancomer Bloomberg

War Finance: Theory and History Ludwig von Mises Institute / H. A. Scott Trask

Cheese It, the States! / Tim Reason

Coming soon to your cellphone: Everything! Boston Globe / Peter J. Howe

U.S. Economy: Factory Index Rises to Two-Decade High Bloomberg

Interest rates a big issue for investors Chicago Sun Times / Meg Richards

Bush's credibility problem Chicago Sun Times / Robert Novak

U.S., China Are on Collision Course Over Oil reg LA Times / Gal Luft

U.S. January ISM Manufacturing Index Rises to 63.6 Bloomberg

Bush unveils $2.4 trillion budget Reuters via CNN

U.S. December Personal Income Rises 0.2%; Spending Gains 0.4% Bloomberg

Real Estate Bubbles Still a Worry in NY, California Bloomberg / John Wasik

Hollywood Mogul Plays by Technology's Rules reg NY Times / John Markoff

Bond prices drift ahead of US ISM data FT / Päivi Munter

Is Soros Planning 'October Surprise' for Bush? Newsmax / Jon E. Dougherty

The Stupid Bowl CNN Justin Lahart

Andy Williams May Set Trend Amid Bird Flu Bloomberg / William Pesek, Jr.

European Recovery Seen Accelerating, Confirming ECB's Outlook Bloomberg

Microsoft is facing $123 million EU fine Gulf Daily News

Seoul trade surplus up Gulf Daily News

Pakistan's Top Nuclear Scientist Confesses to Leaks Bloomberg

China's producers under threat AFP via Taipei Times

U.K. Pension Costs Increase on Longer Life Expectancy, Aon Says Bloomberg

Japan May Raise More Than $1 Billion in Inpex IPO Bloomberg

UK: Aberdeen oil firms hold merger talks Telegraph / Rosie Murray-West

Australian Dec. Trade Gap Widens to A$2.55 Billion Bloomberg

National Australia Bank's Cicutto Resigns Over Losses Bloomberg

A Lure to Leap Time Zones reg NY Times / Matt Richtel and Andrew Ross Sorkin

How the US economy is giving deflation a new respectability Independent / Stephen King

The next big tax battles: state by state Christian Science Monitor / Brad Knickerbocker

Surprise! Some taxes go up Christian Science Monitor / David R. Francis

A no-cost way to leave a troubled fund Christian Science Monitor / Bradley Rosenberg

Dealer financing prompts scrutiny Christian Science Monitor / Martin Skala

Japan: The unofficial truth about Japan and its official economic recovery Japan Times / Noriko Hama

Interest rate may go up as Fed indicates rate hike Economic Times

Russia: Investors Unmoved By Yukos Profit Jump Moscow Times / Richard Ayton

Treasuries Poised for Longest Decline in 4 Months, Survey Says Bloomberg

Euro May Drop Against Dollar, Yen Before Group of Seven Meeting Bloomberg



The Recovery Takes Off and the Economic Issues Shift Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Immigrant Assimilation: Is the U.S. Still a Melting Pot? Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Italy: Business all in the famiglia USA Today / Ellen Hale

Medicare Monstrosity National Review / Rich Lowry

Freddie Mac ex-exec ordered to testify Washington Business Journal / Jeff Clabaugh

German Cities' Deficits to Hit Record in 2004, Mayors Say Bloomberg

On spending, the GOP has little room to criticize National Review / Veronique de Rugy

Loonie at lowest level since November Ottawa Business Journal

The pitfalls of BBC's global ambition Toronto Star / David Olive

World's media focus on US 'credibility gap' Christian Science Monitor / Matthew Clark

CA: Toll-road bond sale a whopper Orange County Register / Jonathan Lanser

FL: Latin trade conference a plus for Palm Beach South Florida Sun Sentinel / Doreen Hemlock

Spain's Economy Expands 2.4 Percent AP via Yahoo

Marketing keeps underperforming funds alive Dallas Morning News / Scott Burns

Economic Outlook Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago / Michael Moskow

Fed's Moskow: Inflation Worries Premature Reuters via Yahoo

Don’t Get Caught Up in The Jobs Numbers Game This Week NY Post / John Crudele

Luciano out at Merrill / NY Post Jenny Anderson

Expect the Market to Struggle Zacks / Dennis Slothower

U.S., world economies poised for boom Inman News

Savings plans redux San Francisco Chronicle / Kathleen Pender

Another Bogus Budget reg NY Times via Real Clear Politics / Paul Krugman

NY: State Going After Internet Sales Tax Newsday / Tami Luhby

MI: Michigan must battle quickly for jobs, trade Detroit Free Press / Tom Walsh

Crude falls 88 cents to $34.10 a barrel Reuters via Houston Chronicle

Federated finds improper trading Reuters via CNN

CA: Oil Firms Increase Reserve Estimates reg LA Times / Elizabeth Douglas

CA: Governor Willing to Intervene in Strike reg LA Times / Nancy Cleeland

U.S. auto sales rose in January Reuters via MSNBC

Halliburton to Refund $27.4 Million for Meals Washington Post / Jackie Spinner

S Korean forex reserves hit record high FT / Song Jung-a

TIPS you can do without CBS Market Watch / Paul Merriman

Home ownership rate hits new record Reuters via CNN

CA: Grocery workers promise 'dramatic development' Wednesday San Diego Union Tribune

Credit Suisse fined for actions in IPO San Diego Union Tribune / Mike Freeman

Yields increase on Treasury bills AP via Buffalo News

Dollar slides to three-year low against yen FT / Jennifer Hughes

The month in numbers Seattle Times / Stephen Dunphy

Concern over ricin lifts gold back above $400 FT / Gordon Smith

Canada: New auto sales in Canada down 11.5% in worst January since 1998 CP via / Steve Erwin

Balls backs rise in UK interest rates FT / Scheherazade Daneshkhu

The Trouble With Tobacco Bonds Forbes / Scott Woolley

WA: In politics, business, the West needs help Settle Post Intelligencer / Bill Virgin

PA: Unemployment rate under 5 percent Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Thomas Olson

Mobile phone sales dial up record BBC News

Alternative Minimum Tax Fix? No Rush Forbes / Janet Novack

Treasury offers new plan on converting pensions to cash-balance

Programs Reuters via Boston Globe

Bush seeks 13 percent budget increase for overworked SEC AP via Philadelphia Inquirer / Marcy Gordon

'Downer' dilemma: Disposal of diseased cattle Minneapolis Star Tribune / Joy Powell

Outsourcing Helps World Economy AP via Philadelphia Inquirer / Ramola Talwar Badam

Back to the future Guardian

CBOT hits back against European rival FT / Jeremy Grant

The Scourge of Internet Taxes Americans for Tax Reform via Newsmax / Matt Clark

Until Bush's investing plan clears hurdles... Philadelphia Inquirer / Jeff Brown

US housing affordability increases as home prices fall Bloomberg via Boston Globe

Are Bubbles Efficient? Ludwig von Mises Institute / Robert Blumen

Bond fall may spur Malaysia mergers Bloomberg via IHT / David Young

Election shapes budget battle BBC News / Steve Schifferes

Pimco's Gross: Watch out below CNN / Justin Lahart

An emerging crisis The Economist

Former CIBC Executive Flynn Arrested in Fund Probe Bloomberg

Is Kerry a Nightmare or Hope for Republicans? Bloomberg

Mexican Peso Declines, Argentine Peso Gains Bloomberg

Fed Is Likely to Raise Rate Later, Not Sooner Bloomberg / John Berry

Pimco's Gross Says U.S. Debt Will Hit Economy When Rates Rise Bloomberg

The Shifting Burden of Emergency Care reg NY Times / Reed Abelson

Trade Talk Daily Standard / Irwin Stelzer

January Oil Output At Post-Soviet High Reuters via Moscow Times / Dmitry Zhdannikov

Moscow Worries About a Bigger EU Moscow Times / Alex Fak

U.S. Will Not Intervene in Dollar's Slide Against Euro Washington Post / Paul Blustein

Dollar glued near 3 1/2-yr lows vs yen Reuters via Forbes / Hideyuki Sano

Japan's 10-Yr Debt Sale Draws More Demand; Bonds Rise Bloomberg

India's Bond Market May Be Safe Until Elections Bloomberg / Andy Mukherjee

BOJ to Maintain Rates Near Zero as Yen Rises Bloomberg

Australia: The blokes who did it are still on the books Sydney Morning Herald / Jan Eakin

Bank of China to offer clearing service for first dollar bond People’s Daily

IMF chief calls for currency stability push Gulf Daily News

China: Soymeal demand declines as bird flu spreads People’s Daily

In a Complex World, Even Lawyers Need Lawyers reg NY Times / Jonathan D. Glater

Dollar Drops Against Euro; Hazardous Substance Found in Senate Bloomberg

Japan: Retail beef prices continue to hit new records Japan Times

The Last Vigilante Pimco / Bill Gross

Safe As Pensions Pimco / Andrew Bosomworth

Recent Trends in TIPS Issuance Pimco / John B. Brynjolfsson

Republican Big Spenders Newsmax / Ralph R. Reiland

Gold Imports to India, World's No. 1 Buyer, Dip as Prices Rise Bloomberg



WA: Where the state's working poor live: Far from cities Seattle Post Intelligencer / Paul Nyhan

Enterprise-wide Compliance Programs Federal Reserve / Gov. Susan Schmidt

Taylor Warns Dealers on Their Prices Bond Buyer / Lynn Hume

MS: Shoring Up Mississippi Bond Buyer / Shelly Sigo

Shortages at the pump this spring? Reuters via CNN

Franklin Resources charged with fraud Reuters via MSNBC

Feds Approve New U.S. Futures Exchange AP via ABC News

KS: Soybean, corn futures rise reg Kansas City Star / Victoria Sizemore Long

US concerns dim EU hopes for 'open skies' FT / Demetri Sevastopulo & Tobias Buck

MA: Pension fund near to firing Fidelity Boston Globe / Beth Healy

CFTC Gives The Nod To Eurex Institutional Investor

Riskiest Equity Funds Outperformed Least-Risky In 2003 Institutional Investor

BOJ keeps monetary policy steady CBS Market Watch / Allen Wan

Insurance industry gouges self-employed Atlanta Journal Constitution via Real Clear Politics / Jim McMeans

What's the economy up to? Experts are split Philadelphia Inquirer / Andrew Cassel

The U.S. job machine's broken NY Daily News / Mortimer B. Zuckerman

Big increase in oil supplies drives price down nearly 3% Dow Jones via Houston Chronicle

Mexico Budget Gap Narrowest in 7 Years; Revenue Rises Bloomberg

IL: Sears sues bondholders over right to retire debt reg Chicago Tribune / Becky Yerak

Dollar locked in tight band, but vulnerable before G7 Reuters via Forbes

CBOT to open new front in coming battle by offering Eurex's key product Chicago Sun Times / David Roeder

Russian Tycoon Buys Forbes Faberge Eggs Forbes

Martha's Little Lies Forbes / Elizabeth McDonald

UK interest rates tipped to rise BBC News

CA: Governors' digs for sale Sacramento Bee / Loretta Kalb

Jobs Jabs Disney As Pixar Earnings Soar AP via Newsday / Gary Gentile

Fannie Mae Stops Investing in Mortgages AP via Newsday / Marcy Gordon

On the tech trail AP via Washington Times / Anick Jesdanun

Promoters of penny stocks should be diligently ignored Baltimore Sun / Jay Hancock

Morgan Library Joins Ranks of Museums Selling Bonds Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

UK gilt prices higher in spite of good data FT / Päivi Munter

Fed casts doubt on US bank mergers FT / Gary Silverman

Services Index, Factory Orders Rise Bloomberg

EU: Turbulent times for the low-cost king The Economist

The EU Chose Wrong Target in Ryanair Aid Dispute Bloomberg / Matthew Lynn

ABN Amro sees “major opportunity” in asset mgmt Investment & Pensions Europe

EU: New portfolio monitoring service launched Investment & Pensions Europe

U.S. ABS investors wary despite more safeguards Reuters via Yahoo

Asset-backeds- Subdued but expected to liven up Reuters via Yahoo

CBOT January volume up 44.9 percent from year ago Reuters via Yahoo

Corporate/Agency Bonds Community Events Calendar Reuters via Yahoo

Older boomers must get ready for retirement life AP via Akron Beacon Journal / Eileen Alt Powell

SC: Data show rural South earns less AP via Myrtle Beach Sun News / Mary Dalrymple

Agents at home answer the call St Paul Pioneer Press / John Dorschner

Trade becoming ag's big issue in 2004 American News via Aberdeen News / Alan Guebert

Dollar steadies as G7 and data loom FT / Jennifer Hughes

Trades probe costs Federated millions Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Thomas Olson

GreenPoint Hires Bankers to Explore Sale, People Say Bloomberg

With seven out of nine, Kerry marches on The Economist

GOP lawmakers plan cuts in Bush budget Washington Times / Ralph Z. Hallow and Amy Fagan

Faberge And Forbes Forbes

Entering the Zone National Review / Larry Kudlow

The Outsource of Confusion National Review / Bruce Bartlett

KY: Gasoline prices spiked Louisville Courier Journal / Robert Schoenberger

Raising Taxes May Not Generate More Revenue Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

Fiorina Gets Long-term Cash Compensation Plan Bloomberg / Graef Crystal

Reaching for risk CNN / Justin Lahart

Bonds flat ahead of debt auction CNN

India's feel-good budget boosts growth forecast Gulf Daily News

China sidelines Taiwan at WTO, representative says Taipei Times / Joyce Huang

Will China liberalize the yuan this year? Taipei Times / Wu Hui-lin

G7 downplays chance of new dollar agreement Gulf Daily News

Yen Near 3 1/2 Year High; G-7 May Not Agree to Stem Dollar Drop Bloomberg

Japan's Bonds Rise; Growth May Slow as Yen Gains Hurt Exports Bloomberg

China's growing bond market attracts flood of interest Dow Jones via Sydney Morning Herald

Dangerously dependent US News / Lou Dobbs

What's in a Word? US News / Matthew Benjamin

Welch Makes Another Major Book Deal reg NY Times / Hugo Lindgren

Russia: Ministry Wants $6Bln Tax Hike Moscow Times / Catherine Belton

Russia: Yukos, Sibneft Agree on Divorce Moscow Times / Valeria Korchagina

In Baghdad, idled hands yearn for work NY times via IHT / Neela Banerjee and John H. Cushman Jr.

China Power to Hire Deutsche, Merrill for $1 Bln IPO Bloomberg

Fed reports business loan demand on rise Bloomberg via Omaha World Herald

Australian Central Bank Keeps Interest Rate at 5.25% Bloomberg

Dollar May Decline After Snow Calls for Currency `Flexibility' Bloomberg

Japan: Monetary base up 13.6% in January Japan Times

Japan: G-7 communique unlikely to touch on dollar's fall: 'Mr. Yen' Japan Times / Hiroko Nakata

Soros Eyes Dueling Bubbles in China and U.S Bloomberg / William Pesek, Jr.


The next big trend: Foreclosure CNN / Sarah Max

Communist credit AP via Washington Times / Elaine Kurtenbach

Delusion, Divergence & the Dollar The Value View Gold Report via Safehaven / Ned W. Schmidt

Currency Wars, Budget Woes Union Securities via Safehaven / David Chapman

Muni Buyers Keep Watch On California Bond Buyer / Rich Saskal

Bonds turn sour on Fed remarks Reuters via CNN

NFMA Issues Draft Asking Airport Issuers to Provide More Disclosure Bond Buyer / Lynn Hume

Strong job growth at last? Maybe CNN / Mark Gongloff

Budget's eco priorities contested UPI / Dan Whipple

Canada: Feverish new home building to slow in 2004 Ottawa Business Journal

Financial reforms year for China UPI / Sonia Kolesnikov-Jessop

MA: `Mass Blast' letters seek to lure Calif. Biz Boston Herald / Jay Fitzgerald &  Jennifer Heldt Powell

KS: Fewer, bigger farms counted in newest U.S. agricultural census AP via Kansas City Star / Roxana Hegeman

Lethal 1918 Flu Outbreak May Have Been Bird Strain, Studies Say Bloomberg

NY: Tax breaks fail to boost jobs NY Daily News / Lore Croghan

SC: Metro area job losses among nation’s worst The State

Free Trade Accord Talks Stall in Mexico AP via ABC News

Gilts recover despite rate move FT / Päivi Munter and Mariko Sanchanta

Currencies take rate news in their stride FT / Jennifer Hughes

Crude prices lower as US inventories build FT / Neil Dennis

CA: S.D. housing as affordable as 'wine country' San Diego Union Tribune

Good news on employment expected Seattle Times / Stephen Dunphy

Copper Rises to 6-Year High in London on Chinese Purchases Bloomberg

Kumar: I’m Not to Blame Newsday / Mark Harrington

CO: Welcome chill on home starts Rocky Mountain News / John Rebchook

TX: Energy giants plan no burst of drilling Houston Chronicle / Nelson Antosh

Let the dollar drop The Economist

An election-year farce The Economist

Snow has yet to divest partnership Reuters via CNN

Blaming everyone but themselves The Economist

UK: Bank raises interest rates to 4% BBC News

Sickness or symptom? The Economist

Larry ups the ante The Economist

The most bloated budget ever Boston Globe / Jeff Jacoby

U.S. Treasuries Decline on Job Growth, Government Debt Sales Bloomberg

Treasurys decline as upbeat data seen CBS market Watch / Rachel Koning

Bernanke Sees No `Significant' Inflation Rise Through 2005 Bloomberg

Changes to Policy Statement on Payments System Risk Federal Reserve

Strong job report? Maybe CNN / Justin Lahart

Inflation On The Horizon Prudent Bear via Safehaven / Chad Hudson

Productivity Cools, Jobless Claims Rise Reuters via ABC News / anna Willard

Taiwan: Is democracy scarier than missiles? Taipei Times

ECB Rate Stance Endangers Recovery, De Grauwe Says Bloomberg

Dollar Drops as Failure to Reach G-7 Agreement May Spur Decline Bloomberg

Structures Eye Interbank Note Market Derivatives Week via Institutional Investor

CA: Toll-road merger might depend on bondholders Orange County Register / Diana McCabe

MN: Free trade trade-offs always pay off St. Paul Pioneer Press / Edward Lotterman

Born-again SEC Minnesota Star Tribune

If G7 balks, will gold glitter? Breaking News via CNN / John Paul Rathbone

Canada: Diamonds boost Canada's economy Globe and Mail via Detroit News Terry Weber

Weapons of Monetary Destruction Lew Rockwell / Sean Corrigan

Mortgage rates on the rise CNN

European Central Bank holds rates firm AP via CNBC & MSMBC

Dissidents want Jobs to run Magic Kingdom NY Post / John Crudele

Made in China -- With Neighbors' Imports Washington Post / Peter S. Goodman

The Kerry trade CNN / Justin Lahart

CA: New offer sacked reg Orange County Register / Andrew Galvin

Did Greenspan Use O'Neill to Send Bush a Signal? Bloomberg / Michael Lewis

The Bogeyman of Lost Jobs Ludwig von Mises Institute / Jude Blanchette

Wal-Mart, Limited, Costco Same-Store Sales Climb in January Bloomberg

Emerging Market Closed-End Funds Suggest Bubble Bloomberg

Brazil's Currency Falls for 2nd Day Ahead of Swap Maturities Bloomberg

U.S. Treasuries trim losses on jobs surprise Reuters via Yahoo

Bond trader defends his actions Dow Jones via Tallahassee Democrat / Judith Burns

Fannie Mae ups CPI-linked floaters to $750 mln Reuters via Yahoo

ABN Amro profits reach new record Gulf Daily News

UK: Soaring house prices to push up loan rates Guardian / Larry Elliott & Rupert Jones

China props up US economy: Wall Street Journal People’s Daily

U.S. will discourage dollar prop at G-7 CBS Market Watch / Rachel Koning

A parking lot effect? Christian Science Monitor / Mark Clayton

Euro zone wants to curb euro rise AFX via CBS Market Watch / Steve Whitehouse

Dollar Near One-Week Low Versus Euro; G-7 May Not Stem Decline Bloomberg

Bank of England Will Probably Increase Interest Rate to 4% Bloomberg

ECB May Keep Rate Unchanged as Global Rebound Eases Euro Impact Bloomberg

Sweden's Riksbank to Cut Main Rate to 59-Year Low, Survey Shows Bloomberg

Slovakia Expects $5 Billion in Projects, Investment Agency Says Bloomberg

New Zealand 4th-Qtr Wages Rise on Fewer Job Seekers Bloomberg

Retirement Lessons From Sweden reg NY Times / Alan B. Krueger

Korea Exchange Rejects Its Role in LG Card Bailout Bloomberg

Hospital Industry Is in 'Crisis' reg NY Times / Reed Abelson

Inflation, Not Snow's Preaching, May Move Yuan Bloomberg / Andy Mukherjee

Mutual-fund probes cost Janus $72 million in 2003 AP via Denver Post / Catherine Tsai

As Group of 7 Gathers, Europe Looks Like an Outsider reg NY Times / Mark Landler

EU: It breaks the golden rules of economics, Brothers Telegraph / Neil Collins

Japan: Wholesale prices of pork surge 40% Japan Times

Dollar flails as G-7 prepares for meeting Bloomberg via IHT

Unions demand action on runaway euro reg Telegraph / Ambrose Evans-Pritchard

Deutsche breaks off Citigroup takeover talks FT / Patrick Jenkins and Charles Pretzlik



Consumer Credit Report for December Federal Reserve

MSRB's Real-Time Focus Bond Buyer / Lynn Hume

IRS Settles With Fund, Not Issuer Bond Buyer / Susanna Duff Barnett

Dreaming About IT Excellence In Russia Moscow Times / Lyuba Pronina

Sky High National Journal via Real Clear Politics / Alexis Simendinger, David Baumann, Carl M. Cannon, and John Maggs

Spying under scrutiny Christian Science Monitor / Jim Bencivenga

Michigan Dems Proceed With Online Voting AP via Newsday

Feds probe Western Union Denver Post / Aldo Svaldi

Ex-Freddie Financial Chief to Testify AP via Newsday

MA: Treasurer eyes smaller banks for investments Boston Globe

Faults seen in housing budget Washington Times / Tim Lemke

Dollar's fall unsettles G7 talks BBC News

Europe Wants New G-7 Currency View, France's Mer Says Bloomberg

Finance Chiefs to Chide Bush on Deficit NY Times / Edmund Andrews

Help Grandparents of Rich Kids Now. Deal With Real Problems Later NY Times / Floyd Norris

Forget the Polls. Economic Models Show Bush Win Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

Korean card debt hits new record BBC News

Brazil to Put 6 Billion Reais of Spending on Hold Bloomberg

German Industry Production Rises Bloomberg

Beef prices soar in Mexico Houston Chronicle / Ken Bensinger

E-Mail at The Washington Post Disrupted by a Missed Payment NY Times / Jacques Steinberg

O'Neill Book Author Suskind Got Classified Documents Bloomberg

Deutsche Bank Merger Talks Temper Signs of Optimism NY Times / Mark Landler

PA: Fumo case shows why utility monopolies must be ended Philadelphia Inquirer / Andre Cassel

CA: Silicon Valley office market recovers slowly Mercury News / Steve


Crude falls 60 cents to $32.48 a barrel Reuters via Houston Chronicle

TX: Timing is right for condos Dallas Morning News / Steve Brown

France seeks new G7 signal on currencies FT / Alan Beattie

Parmalat bondholders may vote on plan Reuters via Forbes

UK: Personal bankruptcies at 11-year high FT / Jonathan Moules

Controversial judge to head US WMD probe FT / Edward Allen

Gold jumps back above $400 Reuters via CNN

Flawed Fiscal Philosophy National Review / Lance T. Izumi

Europe Wants New G-7 Currency View, France's Mer Says Bloomberg

UK: Bankruptcy rises as consumer debt soars Guardian / Sandra Haurant

UK: Bank fires warning shot on debt Guardian / Larry Elliott and Charlotte Denny

Gold - The Weekly Global Perspective Gold – Authentic Money via Safehaven / Julian D. Phillips

Spending From Now To Doomsday Washington Post / Steven Pearlstein

Much of World Skeptical of Bush's Budget Washington Post / Jonathan Weisman and Paul Blustein

Fed Forecasts Could Hold Rate Clues Bloomberg / John Berry

U.S. Tax Losses on Bonds Could Threaten Muni Market Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

EU: S&P: Pension reform underpins Dutch rating Investment & Pensions Europe

Oil gains ahead of Opec meeting FT / Gordon Smith

Stock Market Can Survive a Rise in Interest Rates Bloomberg / Chet Currier

Fannie, Freddie to Lose Free Advances From Fed Washington Post / Kathleen Day

WA: Housing market slows, likely to be 'drag on the economy' Seattle Post Intelligencer / Paul Nyhan

Bond yields fall as US jobs lag expectations FT / Päivi Munter

Dollar slumps after payrolls data disappoint FT / Jennifer Hughes

Healthy option Dallas Fort Worth Star Telegram / Teresa McUsic

U.S. Treasuries Rise as Economy Adds Fewer Jobs Than Forecast Bloomberg

DIARY-U.S. Treasuries, Friday, Feb 6 Reuters via Forbes and Moreover news

U.S. January Payrolls Up 112,000; Unemployment Falls Bloomberg

OPEC May Maintain Oil-Production Quotas, Leave Cuts for Later Bloomberg

Russia: Chechnya Adds to EU Tensions Moscow Times / Alex Fak

UK: Bank blames rate rise on house prices reg Telegraph / David Litterick

UK: Hey, big spenders, the Bank's watching you reg Telegraph / Neil Collins

Growth up by 3pc in Lebanon Gulf Daily News

Big Brother in Britain: Does more surveillance work? Christian Science Monitor / Mark Rice-Oxley

Japan: Government to help firms issuing bonds in Southeast Asia Japan Times

Greenspan’s Best Friend Pimco / Paul McCulley

India, Asia's Tortoise Economy or Its Hare? Bloomberg / William Pesek, Jr.

Yen Falls Against Euro, Dollar on Speculation BOJ Sold Currency Bloomberg

Bogota's Social Capitalism, Led by a Marxist of Old reg NY Times / Juan Forero


Little Green Lies Mises on Money via Lew Rockwell / Gary North

NY: My week living on the minimum wage NY Daily News / Heidi Evans

US bonds could fund Social Security reform Reuters via Yahoo

Warning sounded for US high foreign debt People’s Daily

Bush says he has US economy back on growth track AFP via Yahoo

Bush Job Approval at a 3-Year Low in Newsweek Poll Bloomberg

Canada: CIBC mulling U.S. settlement Globe and Mail / Sinclair Stewart & Shawn McCarthy

Printing a global bubble UPI / Ian Campbell

Do 12 Words Signal Dollar policy shift? CNN / Kathleen Hayes

Argentina Should Engage With Creditors, G-7 Says Bloomberg

Barclay's to launch gold ETF CBS Market Watch / John Spence

CA: Several Factors Boosting Gas Prices LA Times / Elizabeth Douglass

Kerry presidency might be good for markets Reuters via USA Today / Chris Sanders

NC: Trick of the trade: Barter is better Charlotte Observer / Stan Choe

U.S. Payrolls Grow but Fall Short of a Boom Pace LA Times / Peter G. Gosselin

Happy days again for stock-pickers IHT / Anne Bagamery

U.S., Allies Reach Compromise on Dollar AP via Baltimore Sun / Martin Crutsinger

G-7 `Flexibility' Isn't Aimed at Japan, Tanigaki Says Bloomberg

G-7 Condemns `Excess Volatility' in Currencies Bloomberg

Global economy stronger, risks ebbing-G7 communique Reuters via Forbes

Report Eases Some Fears That Rates Will Rise Soon NY Times / Jonathan Fuerbringer

Job Growth Gains Little Ground Newsday / Randi F. Marshall

Japan: Foreign-exchange reserves hit record high Japan Times / Hiroko Nakata 



Rise in Business Spending will boost industrials AP via Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Meg Richards

More UK employers lift retirement age FT / David Turner

Finance chief will calm the nerves at NYSE FT / Gary Silverman

Eurex prepares launch of new US exchange FT / Jeremy Grant

Escaping to the Land of Cheaper Living NY Times / Fred Brock

TN: Companies mine computers for materials, profits Tennessean / Bush Bernard

NV: Space Value Las Vegas Review Journal / Hubble Smith

Promises are easier to make than jobs Boston Globe / Charles Stein

MN: 1,200-room hotel wanted in Minneapolis - but is it needed? Minnesota Star Tribune / Terry Fiedler

Wall Street to eye Greenspan, earnings MSNBC / Roland Jones

Economy has picked up but not raises Orlando Sentinel / Susan Strother Clarke

Overtime: Who will lose Minnesota Star Tribune

Examining a culture that led to market bubble Boston Globe / John P. Mello, Jr.

For funeral firms, death be not profitable AP via MSNBC / Roland Jones

CA: Can Schwarzenegger sell the bonds? CBS Market Watch

For politicians, it's all about the economy Seattle Times / Stephen Dunphy

Ruble making a comeback Toronto Star / Michael Manville

Follow The Bouncing Ball Treasure Chests via Safehaven / Captain Hook

Weekend Market Analysis Amateur Investors via Guru Board / Bob Kleyla

Buildup of Cash Isn't Swaying Hiring LA Times / Tom Petruno

Economic Indicators, Business Developments for Feb. 9-Feb. 13 ABC News / Ramona Schindelheim

CA: Scrutiny of muni bonds San Francisco Chronicle / Kathleen Pender

CA: An opportune time to borrow LA Times / Diane Wedner

CO: Diversity parley lacks diversity Denver Post / Al Lewis

FL: Intangibles tax back on bubble South Florida Sun Sentinel / Rafael Gerena-Morales

CT: Municipalities struggle with lost revenue as car values sink AP via Newsday

IL: City O'Hare tab soars to $14.8 billion Chicago Tribune / Jon Hilkevitch

FL: For toy stores, life isn't fun and games South Florida Sun Sentinel / Karen-Janine Cohen

Japan decides to further cut back economic aid to China People’s Daily

Japan's Quantitative Easing Policy Dwindles Bloomberg / David DeRosa

U.S., Australia Announce Agreement on Lifting Tariffs Bloomberg

Bush plan for oversight of GSEs is long overdue Baltimore Sun / Jay Hancock

A reality check on outsourcing Philadelphia Inquirer / Andrew Cassel

Turbulence at U.S. loan agency Philadelphia Inquirer / Porus P. Cooper

How risky are stocks? You be the judge Philadelphia Inquirer / Jeff Brown

Japan Suspends All U.S. Poultry Imports AP via Newsday

G7 says currency swings put growth at risk FT / Andrew Balls and Alan Beattie

Nuke-Mart Baltimore Sun via Real Clear Politics

Exchange rates dominate G7 talks BBC News

Chinese Workers Pay for Wal-Mart's Low Prices Washington Post / Peter S. Goodman and Philip P. Pan

Bush's tax-free accounts may never arrive, so what to do? Wichita Eagle

Japan vows currency stability push Gulf Daily News

Whose Problem Is Health Care? NY Times / Daniel Gross

Fit to pop? Guardian / Conal Walsh

Executive Pay, Hiding Behind Small Print NY Times / Gretchen Morgenson

Does the Expense Ratio Tell the Whole Story? NY Times / Riva D. Atlas

The Outlook for Banking After a Wave of Mergers NY Times / Kenneth N. Gilpin

That Big Fat Budget Deficit. Yawn. NY Times / David Leonhardt

AZ: Workers fear new rules will mean longer hours, less pay Arizona Republic / Yvette Armendariz

Consumer debt up $6.6 billion Bloomberg via Arizona Republic

UK: Rate rise: economics or politics? Guardian / William Keegan



Safire Warns of Putin's 'Creeping Coup' Newsmax

The choices: invest cash or finish off mortgage UPI via Houston Chronicle / Scott Burns

How the government manufactures low inflation CNBC / Bill Fleckenstein

Businesses remain cautious; the unemployed get nervous Dallas Morning News / Robert Dodge

Bush's deficit: fact and fiction Brookes News / Gerard Jackson

Why Beijing will not attack Taiwan Brookes News / Peter Zhang

Plaza? Louvre? Boca Accord Never Had a Chance Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

Economists say U.S. growth spurt will end, crisis looms Reuters via Yahoo

US SWAPS-Spreads steady before Greenspan, Treasury auctions Reuters via Yahoo

Funds, Brokers Face Shakeup Under Senate Reform Bill Dow Jones via Quicken

A Year of Uncertainty Trendline Trader via Safehaven / Robert Helgason

More Upside on the Nasdaq - The "Fed model" Mr. via Guru Board / Larry Swing

Loonie: Ho-hum G7 meeting has little impact Ottawa Business Journal

How would Coolidge vote? UPI / Martin Hutchinson

To euro or not: should oil pricing ditch the dollar? AFP via EU Business

Germany: ABN Amro Mellon sets up Frankfurt branch Investment & Pensions Europe

UK: HSBC backs fund-of-hedge-funds for pension funds Investment & Pensions Europe

Is the job market broken? CNN / Mark Gongloff

Get me rewrite CNN / Justin Lahart

Snow: No hint of shift in dollar CNN / Kathleen Hayes

Social Security Reform to Drive Up Debt Reuters via CNBC / Adam Entous

Time for Outside Regulators at the NYSE Washington Post / Peter J. Solomon

How bad was week? RealBad Seattle Times

Dollar Hits 11-Year Low Against Pound Reuters via ABC News / Hideyuki Sano

Weapons cost to outstrip budget Dallas Fort Worth Star Telegram / Bob Cox

CA: Grocery strike talks to resume Wednesday with mediator San Diego Union Tribune

She finds the story among the statistics Philadelphia :Inquirer / Jane M. Von Bergen

Incredible Shrinking Retirement Benefits via Prudent Bear / Stephen Taub

Large Dutch Pension Fund Sues Qwest AP via ABC News

With more IRS audits on way, don't raise any red flags AP via Louisville / Joyce M. Rosenberg

More job searchers just quit looking USA Today / Stephanie Armour

Australia Pact a Win for U.S. Farm Interests LA Times / Evelyn Iritani

Yukos Chairman Sees Greater Oil Scrutiny AP via Newsday / Mike Eckel

Patent Office's Budget Hopes NY Times / Sabra Chartrand

UK gilts rise on output data FT / Päivi Munter in London, Jenny Wiggins and Mariko Sanchanta

China is planning to boost rural economy FT / James Kynge

Brazil's Real Rises 1st Day in 4; Chile Soars Bloomberg

What outsourcing backlash? CNN / Paul R. La Monica

Cheapening the Dollar NY Times / Edmund L. Andrews

State lotteries creating wealth of probe fodder Denver Post / Trent Seibert

Fed Determines Conduits Are Not Deposits Bond Week via Institutional Investor

IMF says Argentina talks 'useful' BBC News

G7 statement fails to halt dollar's slide FT / Alan Beattie

Dollar weakens as market mulls G7 remarks FT / Jennifer Hughes

Aide Describes Passing Stock Tip to Martha AP via Newsday

Online trading powers up Arizona Republic / Russ Wiles

Circuit City closes 19 stores Chicago Tribune

Dollar Declines Against Euro After G-7; Fed Fay Keep Rate Low Bloomberg

Venezuela Devalues Bolivar 17% to 1,918 Per Dollar Bloomberg

Yen Weakens Against Dollar, Euro; BOJ May Keep Selling Currency Bloomberg

CA: Good news in store for L.A. LA Daily News / Evan Pondel

Eggs, Cars, Paintings -- The Rich Smell Inflation Bloomberg / Matthew Lynn

Regulator Faulted for Freddie Mac Woes / Stephen Taub

Don't Call Spitzer on 403(b), 457 Mutual-Fund Abuse Bloomberg / John Wasik

IT buyers learned their lesson Minnesota Star Tribune / Isaac Cheifetz

OPEC Seeks Higher Price as Dollar Weakens; No Relief in Sight Bloomberg

Russia: Ministries Back $3.5Bln Oil Tax Hike Reuters & MT via Moscow Times

Flagging in polls, Bush fights back Christian Science Monitor / Linda Feldman

Bank of England Will Raise Growth Forecasts, Survey Suggests Bloomberg

Australian Dollar Rises After Central Bank Says Rates Are `Accommodative' Bloomberg

Dollar Erases Gain on Prospects U.S. Interest Rates to Stay Below Europe's Bloomberg

Providian Said to Be Talking With Barclays About Merger NY Times / Heather Timmons

Bond markets refuse to fret over deficit NY Times via IHT / David Leonhardt

Australia: Recovery riding on beef Sydney Morning Herald / Philip Hopkins

Iraqi bankers plan key interest rate benchmark Gulf Daily News

Treasuries May Fall on Greenspan Testimony, $56 Billion Auction Bloomberg

CA: Gambling a solution for California? Christian Science Monitor / Daniel B. Wood

Dollar May Gain Versus Euro; G-7 Objects to ‘Excess Volatility’ Bloomberg



Europe squabbles over budget limits BBC News / Quentin Sommerville

Argentina assets frozen, pressured on debt stance Reuters via Yahoo / Alistair Scrutton

US Treasuries batten down the hatches for Greenspan Reuters via Yahoo / Ros Krasny

The Kings We Make Goldenbar via Safehaven / Edmond J. Bugos

Fiscal Follies Daily Standard / Irwin Stelzer

Payday Lending: Serving the Unbanked Ludwig von Mises Institute / Mike Foley

How Private Creditors Fared in Emerging Debt Markets, 1970-2000 IMF / Klingen, Christoph A. ; Weder, Beatrice S. ; Zettelmeyer, Jeromin

CO: Bid to stop land grabs isn't quite so simple Denver Post / Al Lewis

MA: Romney Calls For $1.15B in Road Bonds Bond Buyer / Johanna Piazza

A Single-Family Boost Bond Buyer / Susanna Duff Barnett

MA: Doctors support national insurance Boston Globe / Liz Kowalczyk

Canada: Business better adapt to strong loonie, bank warns Ottawa Business Journal

Loonie steady as market looks to central bankers Ottawa Business Journal

Amtrak: Bush $$ proposal would shut down railroad AP via Boston Herald

Crude rises $1.04 to $33.87 a barrel Reuters via Houston Chronicle

Bush seeks $1 trillion debt boost Washington Times / Patrice Hill

China looks to future of finance FT / Alex Skorecki

Job forecast: higher than it looks CNN / Mark Gongloff

A more tolerant workplace? CBS Market Watch / Andrea Coombes

IA: Principal, Heartland to buy Hong Kong, Montana firms Des Moines Register / S. P. Dinnen

US demand saves UK trade blushes BBC News

ECB won't be pressurized into cutting rates: Issing AFP via Yahoo & Prudent Bear

Big bond investor threatens war over interest rates NY Post / John Crudele

CA: Democrats back Schwarzenegger's $15 bln Calif bond Reuters via Forbes

NY: Houses LIers Can Afford Newsday / Christian Murray

Buy brokerages? Maybe not Philadelphia Inquirer / Porus P. Cooper

Experts: Bush Jobs Forecast Optimistic AP via Baltimore Sun / Leigh Strope

The great bond bear Money magazine via CNN / Penelope Wang

OPEC and the economy CNN / Justin Lahart

U.S. Stocks Rise on Optimism About Greenspan; Transocean Gains Bloomberg

MI: Work starts on new Detroit Fed branch Detroit Free Press / John Gallagher

Treasuries Fall as Dealers Prepare to Bid on $56 Bln of Notes Bloomberg

US mortgage-backeds tighter ahead of Treasury sale Reuters via Yahoo

AMR offers debt as bottom line mends Dallas Fort Worth Star Telegram / Trebor Banstetter

Rising commodity prices bode ill for bonds Reuters via Yahoo / Dhara Ranasinghe

Snow says U.S. tax cuts must be permanent Reuters via Yahoo

The G7 and the duck-billed platypus The Economist

How to get ahead in Bremer's Iraq The Economist

Oil prices rise ahead of Opec quota decision FT / Neil Dennis

OPEC to Cut Oil Output by 10 Percent AP via Tallahassee Democrat

Dollar sinks as threat of intervention recedes FT / Shamal Ratnayaka

Success Ups the Ante at American Funds, Vanguard Bloomberg / Chet Currier

Chilean Peso Climbs for Third Day vs Dollar on Copper Rally Bloomberg

Brazil Lula's Approval Rating Drops to Record Low Bloomberg

US media urge gov't not to surrender China market to EU People’s Daily

Opec producers eye Chinese market Gulf Daily News

US double standards slammed Gulf Daily News

KS: Foreclosures surged in 2003 Wichita Eagle / Deb Gruver

Bush hits road, touting economy Christian Science Monitor / Ron Scherer, Alexandra Marks, and Amanda Paulson

Why direct elections in Iraq could backfire Christian Science Monitor / Howard LaFranchi  

Japan's Funds Buy U.S. Asset-Backed Debt; BOJ Saps Local Supply Bloomberg

Japanese Bond Futures Have Longest Rally Since 2000 on Auction Bloomberg

EU expansion will turn Ireland into a country of immigrants AFP via EU Business

Europe's small states fear domination by 'big three' Christian Science Monitor / Peter Ford

Greenspan Seen Upbeat on Economy, Even Amid Languid Job Growth Bloomberg

Mr. Bush's Revisionism NY Times

U.S. First-Quarter Growth Seen at 4.5%, Blue Chip Survey Shows Bloomberg

Philippines Asks Investors to Swap $4.4 Bln of Bonds Bloomberg

UBS Has Fourth Straight Profit as Higher Stocks Fuel Demand Bloomberg

Euro Rises; Ministers Say They Don't Plan to Sell the Currency Bloomberg

Traders greet G-7's currency wishes with a collective shrug IHT / Eric Pfanner

Eurotunnel warns it may face bankruptcy IHT / Conrad de Aenlle

Koreans Look to China, Seeing a Market and a Monster NY Times / James Brooke

UK: Savings edge back in favour Guardian / Mary O’ Hara

UK: Factories struggle but shoppers aid economy Guardian / Larry Elliott

Japan's hopes only half fulfilled at G-7 Japan Times / Naoko Aoki

Japan's Bonds Gain on Stock Decline; Auction Highlights Demand Bloomberg

G-7, in Four Words, Makes Case for Yuan to Rise Bloomberg / Andy Mukherjee

China Is Said to Consider Revaluing Its Currency NY Times / Chris Buckley



SBA may get $3 billion boost for loans Sacramento Bee / Jon Ortiz

For rent, cheap CNN / Sarah Max

Everybody loves Alan CNN / Kathleen Hayes

Mexican Peso Soars on Capital Inflow Outlook: Latin Currencies Bloomberg

Canadian Dollar Rises for Biggest One-Day Gain in Eight Months Bloomberg

UK bank chief calls for fiscal restraint FT / Ed Crooks and Anna Fifield

Canada: Dodge talks up need for high loonie, says business responding Ottawa Business Journal

Greenspan welcomes weak dollar FT / Jennifer Hughes

SEC officially investigating Goodyear AP via MSNBC

Disney on the defensive The Economist

U.S. Treasury asks Halliburton about Iran dealings Reuters via Houston Chronicle

Dollar buried near multi-year lows after Greenspan Reuters via Forbes / Hideyuki Sano

Greenspan Is Listened To, But Not Heard Forbes / Ari Weinberg

Fed dampens prospects of early rate rise FT / Alan Beattie

Greenspan Upbeat on Economy, Hinting Rates Will Stay Low NY Times / Edmund Andrews

China: Fever of adopting Chinese children in United States People’s Daily

A Lower Yuan May Cut Trade Deficit NY Times / Eduardo Porter

Dow hits 2 1/2-year high on Greenspan's outlook AP via Boston Herald

Fed's Greenspan Pushes the Envelope on Patience Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

Treasury Bonds Trade Between Two Forces Reuters and Bloomberg via LA Times

Hedge Funds Luring Institutional Money Reuters via LA Times

IA: Growing demand for corn brings higher price forecast Des Moines Register / Anne Fitzgerald

MI: Focused economist's foresight awarded Detroit Free Press / Tom Walsh

Comcast's boldest move yet CNN

Mystery of jobless growth may become a political thriller Philadelphia Inquirer / Andrew Cassel

PA: Bitter winter siphons fistfuls of cold cash Philadelphia Inquirer / Akweli Parker

AZ: Gas prices on rise Arizona Republic / Max Jarman

OPEC Cuts Expected to Extend Pain at the Pump LA Times / Elizabeth Douglass

Amtrak defends budget for survival Washington Times / Tom Ramstack

A Blockbuster bust Chicago Sun Times / Seth Sutel

A Blockbuster Deal Newsday / Harry Berkowitz

China Likely to Dominate Textile Trade LA Times / Evelyn Iritani

Strong expected to settle soon Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / Dave Umhoefer and Kathleen Gallagher

US should balance, says Greenspan BBC News

Greenspan Says `Prospects Good' to Sustain Expansion Bloomberg

Chicago Fed Midwest Manufacturing Index pdf Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Greenspan says budget problem lies with spending Reuters via Yahoo

Airports Trump Airlines as Credits, Says Moody's Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

Grains and Soybeans Advance AP via ABC News

Chicago Fed factory index jumps in December Reuters via Yahoo

US Treasuries rally as Greenspan sounds balanced Reuters via Yahoo

Testimony of Chairman Alan Greenspan Federal Reserve Board

Monetary Policy Report to Congress Federal Reserve Board

Greenspan preaches patience CBS Market Watch / Rex Nutting

Baby boomers too often lumped in 'aging' market AP via LA Daily News / Dave Carpenter

Burger King's president abruptly resigns from fast-food chain AP via Minnesota Star Tribune

Dollar Falls After Greenspan Says Rates Are `Appropriate' Bloomberg

Bowing to Business National Review / Bruce Bartlett

Comcast makes $66bn hostile bid for Disney FT / Maija Pesola, Jonathan Loades-Carter and Andrew Slade

UK: Gilts fall as BoE warns inflation set to rise FT / Päivi Munter

Advance Notice National Review / Larry Kudlow

Greenspan-US economy headed for vigorous growth Reuters via Forbes

Let’s see them stick to this one The Economist

Record Chinese oil demand growth outweighs OECD FT / Toby Shelley

UK: Pensions unlikely to hit prices - Bank of England Investment & Pensions Europe

U.S. CEOs Replace Option Grants With Free Shares Bloomberg / Graef Crystal

Currency traders waiting for Greenspan FT / Jennifer Hughes

Treasuries Fall Before Greenspan Talks Reuters via Boston Globe and Moreover News

Perils of Outsourcing Ludwig von Mises Institute / Cecil E. Bohanon and T. Norman Van Cott

Getting ready to milk Alaska’s cash cow AP via Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Dan Joling

Greenspan Likely to Say Strong Growth Will Lead to More Jobs Bloomberg

Greenspan seen underlining Fed's patience on rates Reuters via USA Today

China May Allow Yuan to Appreciate Washington Post / Peter S. Goodman

Bush, Adviser Assailed for Stance on 'Offshoring' Jobs Washington Post

NY: Smoke if You Have Money? Hardly, Mayor Says NY Times / Jennifer Steinhauer

Do mutual funds have too little cash? CBS Market Watch / Mark Hulbert

Dollar Treading Water in Asia Reuters via Yahoo

Watching the Jobs Go By NY Times / Nicholas D. Kristof

Wages up for the well-off, but not for others Christian Science Monitor / David R. Francis

Is Alan Greenspan Behind China's Bubble Too? Bloomberg / William Pesek, Jr.

BP questioned on reserves Guardian / Terry Macalister

Euro Rises; European Ministers Say They Won't Ask ECB to Sell Bloomberg

UK: Services push trade deficit to record high Guardian / Larry Elliott

UK: 300-year-old postal monopoly ends Guardian / David Gow

Taiwan: Foreign interference is uncalled for Taipei Times / Chen Hurng-yu

Bush to exclude sugar from free trade pact FT / Edward Alden

Some give up on Ecuador's oil NY Times via IHT / Juan Forero

Asia bank launches bonds in local currencies FT / Victor Mallet

Yukos Chief: Higher Taxes Will Bring Stability Moscow Times / Mike Eckel

Russia: Capital Inflows Stoking Inflation Reuters via Moscow Times

U.S. Denounces OPEC's Quota Cut as Crude Oil Gains Bloomberg

OPEC Plans Million-Barrel Cut in Output NY Times / Simon Romero

Russia: New Charges Filed as Menatep Alters Structure Moscow Times / Alex Nicholson 

China's Jan. Exports Rise 20% to $35.7 Bln, Posts Trade Deficit Bloomberg

Japan: Poultry ban to be eased if U.S. flu less virulent AP & Kyodo via Japan Times



N.Y. to Help City Expand Javits Center Bond Buyer /  Michael McDonald

TX: Apartment industry: Think before you buy Dallas Morning News / Steve Brown

Long job searches grow more common Atlanta Journal Constitution via Prudent Bear / Michael E. Kannel

Top dog today can be a mutt tomorrow Seattle Post Intelligencer / Bill Virgin

Disney Deal Suggests Content Is No Longer King NY Times / Floyd Norris

Health care cost pressure in forecast Sacramento Bee / Lawrence M. O'Rourke

Crude closes lower, while heating oil, natural gas higher Dow Jones via Houston Chronicle

AZ: Big-box tax breaks challenged Arizona Republic / Robbie Sherwood

CA: L.A. County Home Prices Climb 26.6% LA Times / Roger Vincent

NY: Costs Driving Younger Workers Off LI Newsday / Randi F. Marshall and Jennifer Smith

KS: 2003 was the worst in years, but things are looking up for Wichita plants Wichita Eagle / Molly McMillin and Alan Bjerga

Mortgage rates ease after recent increases AP via USA Today

Dollar holds steady following hefty sell-off FT / Jennifer Hughes

A role in the drama Boston Globe / Steven Syre

Greenspan Urges Reinstating Budget Rules AP via Newsday

Fed Chief Warns of Barriers to Growth LA Times / Warren Vieth

Pimco Considers Pakistani Bond Sale Bloomberg via LA Times

UK’s new pension bill more “onerous” for trustees Investment & Pensions Europe

The reserve army The Economist

Treasuries fall as markets grapple with new supply FT / Jenny Wiggins, Päivi Munter and Mariko Sanchanta

Metals hit fresh highs on Greenspan comments FT / Kevin Morrison

Chile's Peso Rises 5th Day on Rates, Copper Bloomberg

Weak economic data drives the euro down Bloomberg via IHT

Germany's Clement Says Euro Must Be Kept in ‘Sensible Corridor’ Bloomberg

Country risk The Economist

Eurotunnel: Under water The Economist

China: Golden boys and girls The Economist

Success of bold merger bid is uncertain Philadelphia Inquirer / Andrew Casssel

Bottom-Up Comcast Wants To Go Top Down Forbes / Dan Ackman

U.S. Treasuries shade firmer on soft jobs data Reuters via Yahoo

US Corp Bonds - Spreads tighten, autos in lead Reuters via Yahoo

US retail sales and jobless claims disappoint FT / Christopher Swan

U.S. Initial Jobless Claims Rose by 6,000 to 363,000 Bloomberg

Greenspan's Happy and Likely to Stay That Way Bloomberg / John Berry

Greenspan and the greenback CNN / Justin Lahart

Short and Ugly Prudent Bear via Safehaven / Chad Hudson

The jobs they are a-changin' Knight Ridder via Tallahassee Democrat / Jeffery McCracken

An embryonic development The Economist

Comcast Pounces On The Mouse Hartford Courant / Matthew Kauffman

Gilts dip after auction damps demand FT / Päivi Munter

Brazil December Retail Sales Jump as Rates Spur Loans Bloomberg

China's Jan. Industrial Production Grows a Record 19% Bloomberg

Can China's reserves help its financial system? Taipei Times

Lessons from the Asian Crisis IMF / Anne O. Krueger

UK: Sterling surges after Bank hints at rate rise Guardian / Larry Elliott and Mark Milner

UK: Unemployment nears 30-year low Guardian / Charlotte Denny

Australia: Bonds close weaker Sydney Morning Herald

MN: Twin Cities home sales put on ice in January Minnesota Star Tribune / Neal Gendler

Health care spending hit $1.7 trillion last year AP via Minnesota Star Tribune

Traffick Daily Standard / Terry Eastland

Iraq Is Granted Observer Status at the W.T.O. NY Times / Fiona Fleck

CA: Schwarzenegger's Progress in First 100 Days Newsmax

UK: Move inflation targets at our peril Telegraph / Neil Collins

UK:  Bank chief fires shot at Brown's aide Telegraph / Edmund Conway

A John Kerry Win May Unnerve Japan's Economy Bloomberg / William Pesek, Jr.

Treasuries May Rise in Asia; Greenspan Says Fed Will Keep Rates on Hold Bloomberg



SEC Bears Down On Structured Finance Market Bond Week

Midwest Investor Will Shift Into Mortgages Bond Week

Washington home prices still going up Washington Business Journal / Jeff Clabaugh

Realities Make 'Offshoring' Hard to Swallow Washington Post / Steven Pearlstein

CA: Girl Scouts skirt grocery strike Christian Science Monitor / Chris Richard

Inventing The "Clinton Recession" Business Week via Yahoo

More users dump land lines for cell phones AP via San Antonio Express News / Bruce Meyerson

Emerging debt-Brazil weakens on political jitters Reuters via Yahoo

Calif. misses Jan. tax revenue target by $626 mln Reuters via Yahoo

Treasury's Snow says U.S. should balance budget Reuters via Yahoo / Alister Bull

Americans Pour Money Into Stock Funds in Near Record Amounts NY Times / Jonathan Fuerbringer

The Biggest Bomb in Bush's Budget Business Week via Yahoo & Prudent Bear

Where the jobs will be CNN / Jeanne Sahadi

The New Growth Euphoria Daily Reckoning via Safehaven / Kurt Richebächer

Goodyear bonds to pay on debt Akron Beacon Journal

ImClone Cancer Drug Behind Stewart Trial Finally Is Approved by F.D.A. NY Times / Andrew Pollack

Stocks lower on record U.S. trade deficit and drop in consumer confidence / CP via

Simply Not Credible Prudent Bear via Safehaven / Doug Noland

On the holiday of Cupid, go buy something stupid Detroit Free Press / Susan Tompor

Pimco Mutual Funds May Face Charges LA Times /  Walter Hamilton

Greenspan, With a Big 'if,' Backs Bush Tax Cuts NY Times / Edmund Andrews

Leaked Windows software blueprints point to Silicon Valley firm AP via Mercury News

Conrad Black files $850M suit against 5 Hollinger directors, Breeden CP via

US Trade Representative: China visit 'productive' People’s Daily

Bond Swap by Fidelity Helps Revlon Cut Its Debt NY Times / Gretchen Morgenson

New York Kindergarten Tuition Fees Top $26,000 a Year Bloomberg

Korea: Strong Won Predicted to Curb Inflation Korea Times

Euro Has Biggest Drop in Two Weeks as ECB May Sell Currency Bloomberg

EU ready to soften stance in trade clash with US FT / Tobias Buck

US Treasury Taylor's trip includes Iraq, Afghanistan Reuters via Forbes

Goodyear Ratings Cut Again AP via Newsday

CBOT seat $600,000 Chicago Tribune

Snow Says China Taking Steps to Float Currency Bloomberg

Huge US trade deficit hits dollar BBC News

Corporate bonds are set to shine in China FT / Richard McGregor

Capital flowing to real estate Washington Times / Tim Lemke

Let Me Count the Ways People Don't Love Wal-Mart Bloomberg / Ann Woolner

Seeing red Sacramento Bee / Gilbert Chan

Cloning advances faster than regulation Christian Science Monitor / Peter N. Spotts

What's Wrong with Monopoly (the game)? Ludwig von Mises Institute / Benjamin Powell and David Skarbek

PA: Unease reaches poultry market Philadelphia Inquirer / Meredith Cohn

Poor data point to further dollar weakness FT / Jennifer Hughes

Gilt investors fail to heed BoE's warning FT / Päivi Munter

Snow: Productivity slows hiring Reuters via CNN

U.S. Economy: February Michigan Sentiment Index Declines Bloomberg

Bush Talks Economics, Jobs, Taxes In Pa. Visit Newsday / James Toedtman

Currency markets await next batch of US data FT / Jennifer Hughes

Can the Muni Market Be Made Safe for Investors? Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

Wanted: First Handler for Bush Pooches Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

U.S. December Trade Deficit Widens to $42.5 Bln on Oil Imports Bloomberg

Oil and gold hold steady in early trade FT / Kevin Morrison

U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services US Census Bureau

Economist caught in US jobs storm BBC News

Cupid aims for heart, hits wallet Denver Post / Al Lewis

Where Does Your Interest Lie? Corporate Finance  via Institutional Investor / Robert Pink

Argentina: Putting Thought Into Action via Institutional Investor

Russia: Learning to Cope With a Falling Buck Moscow Times / Greg Walters

Defense contractors owe $3 billion in unpaid taxes, auditors say AP via Omaha World Herald

Japan: Current account surplus hits record 15.8 trillion yen Japan Times / Hiroko Nakata

UK: Pensions regulator 'won't solve crisis' Telegraph / Nina Montagu-Smith

Europe's Economy Expanded 0.4% in Fourth Quarter, Survey Shows Bloomberg

Dollar May Fall on Speculation U.S. Trade Deficit Will Widen Bloomberg



U.S. politicians big sellers, whether they know it or not AP via Houston Chronicle / Christopher Bodeen

CA: S.D. companies sell goods, but loss of jobs is a threat San Diego Union Tribune / Dean Calbreath

Greenspan: Fed Has Inordinate Power Lew Rockwell / Rep. Ron Paul M.D.

Shop till you drop CNN / Justin Lahart

The Bond Uncertainty Principle Thoughts From The Frontline via Safehaven / John Mauldin

A Short Primer on Cycles in the Current Market Union Securities via Safehaven / David Chapman

CA: Home prices continue to rise Oakland Tribune / Tim Simmers

CA: Debt-ridden California faces $15 billion question AP via The State / Michael Liedtke

Another day, another fall in the dollar Guardian / Charlotte Denny and Larry Elliott

Canada: Stronger dollar will spur change, Dodge argues Toronto Star / David Crane

Curbs on U.S. beef threaten Japanese diet AP via Washington Times / Natalie Obiko Pearson

Work of idle hands Toronto Star / Clive Thompson

Kmart accuses Martha of ripping off royalties NY Post / Stephen Lynch

It's Starbucks Vs. Dunkin' Donuts In Latte Wars Wall Street Journal via Hartford Courant / Deborah Ball and Shirley Leung

MN: What's in store: Red hearts bring in the greenbacks Minnesota Star

Tribune / Melissa Levy

Turkey seizes Uzan family firms BBC News

Overseas work to help U.S. economy Knight Ridder via Detroit Free Press / Ken Moritsugu

Labor chief downplays U.S. jobs sent abroad Charlotte Observer / Ronnie Glassberg

Dollar's trend 'is still on way down' Telegraph /  James Moore

Japan: McDonald's Holdings posts 7 billion yen net loss Japan Times / Taiga Uranaka

Piracy driving down video rentals Taipei Times / Amber Chung

Saving a world that doesn't like to think about saving Taipei Times / Robert Shiller

Europe's big three search for common ground for EU Reuters via Taipei Times / Paul Taylor

Twin deficits twice the trouble Chicago Tribune / Andrew Countryman

Concern rising, as is the deficit Miami Herald / Jane Bussey

Trade with China keeps widening gap for U.S. Washington Times / Patrice Hill

Cable providers worry San Francisco Chronicle / James Steingold

Politicians fret over the shadow from Big Media St. Louis Post Dispatch / David Nicklaus

FL: The yachting set's a rich target for purveyors of other luxuries Miami Herald / Douglas Hanks III and Ina Paiva Cordle

MN: Condos are invading the ’burbs Minnesota Star Tribune / Jim Buchta

The $45 Trillion Problem The Atlantic via Real Clear Politics / Nathan Littlefield

Power and Population in Asia Policy Review via Real Clear Politics / Nicholas Eberstadt

Gussying up the garbage US News / Jodie T. Allen

Japan's Bonds Rise This Week as Greenspan Signals Rates on Hold Bloomberg

South Korean Won, Thai Baht, Taiwan Dollar Have Weekly Gain Bloomberg


KS: Advanced materials could spur growth Wichita Eagle / Dan Voorhis

Most millionaires save, not earn, their way to riches Houston Chronicle / Shannon Buggs

Nasdaq well-prepared for disaster Connecticut Post / Rob Varnon

Appraisers pressured to overstate values AP via Detroit Free Press

In 2004, It's The Economy, Stupid Newsday / Charles V. Zehren

Your Next Boss Could Be a Temp NY Times / Amy Zipkin

Bush's wild joyride UPI / Rachel Marsden

Korea: 50 New Small Cities to Be Built by 2012 Korea Times / Bae Keun-min

CA: Foreign firms fill CEO jobs in valley Mercury News via / Matt Marshall

A Penny Saved Just Might Cost You an Election NY Times /  David Leonhardt

Talking Simplicity, Building a Maze NY Times / David Cay Johnston

Rising US oil prices blamed on reserves policy FT / Carola Hoyos

EU's warning on budget angers Berlin FT / George Parker & Birgit Marschall

Record currency interventions subsidizing U.S. debt CP via / Audrey Macavoy

A bonanza in bonds Journal News / Jay Loomis

New party, old problem Seattle Times / Stephen Dunphy

China demand pushes copper to new peak FT / Kevin Morrison

OH: Building outpaces regional job growth Cincinnati Enquirer / John Byczkowski

Foreign investment going to mortgages Reuters via Philadelphia Inquirer / Aleksandrs Rozens

Bond Gap Narrows on Fed Talk Bloomberg via Newsday

Trouble may be brewing for investors in 2004 Miami Herald / Gregg Fields

Greenspan addresses economic repairs Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Gregory Drahuschak

Socialism starts with a heartfelt entitlement Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Jack Markowitz

Some concerns about Comcast-Disney deal Baltimore Sun / Jay Hancock

Beyond the magic, synergy may prove illusion Philadelphia Inquirer / Andrew Cassel

The man who dared to take on the Mouse Philadelphia Inquirer / Don Steinberg

CO: Cable firms make sport of rate hike Denver Post / Al Lewis

FL: Shell game? Miami Herald /  Christina Hoag

UK: Letwin to rein in public spending BBC News

UK demand for migrant workers BBC News /  Hugh Pym

Production Seen Rising for Fifth Month: U.S. Economy Preview Bloomberg

As Suitors Swagger Back, Watch Out Wall Street Journal via LA Daily News / Peter A. McKay and Gregory Zuckerman

Levitating Profit Forecasts Smart Money via Wall Street Journal and LA Daily News / Jack Hough

You've got gall Boston Globe / Sam Allis

Castro finds US economy to be wanting AP via Boston Globe

Treasury's Trip to Beijing May Not Budge Peg Bloomberg / David DeRosa

With a fistful of dollars... Guardian /  Heather Connon

A Bull in China's Shop Washington Post / James K. Glassman

UK: Jobs go east, service goes west Guardian / Simon Caulkin

Don't get too excited, the boom isn't back yet Guardian / Richard Wachman

More cuts to retiree benefits Minnesota Star Tribune / Theresa Agovino

Weak buck keeps gold a-glittering near $400 NY Post / Daniel Strachman

NYMEX has trade secret NY Post / Robert C. Yafie

More states push to fill coffers with net taxes NY Post / Michael Gromley

Pin the Label on Tax Policy NY Times / David E. Rosenbaum

Jobs Lost Abroad: Host of New Causes for an Old Problem NY Times / Steve Lohr

Market May Not Duck the Wallop of Higher Rates NY Times / Jonathan Fuebringer

MN: Worked over: The new Minnesota job market Minnesota Star Tribune / Mike Meyers

'Real Money' Is Real Voter Issue Newsday / Charles Zehren