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Small businesses are banging at their bankers' doors again Washington Business Journal / Kent Hoover

Dollar drinking in the Last Chance Saloon Independent / Stephen King

Is globalisation a force for good in India? BBC News / Kaushik Basu

The 7 stages of a dollar crisis MSNBC via Prudent Bear / Bill Fleckenstein

Bush Says Tax Cuts Spark Election-Year Economic Boost Bloomberg

Kerry Leads Bush by 5 Percentage Points in CBS Poll of Voters Bloomberg

Market Commentary Prospector Asset Management via Safehaven / Leonard Kaplan

Funds: Seeking bargains in bond funds Reuters via Yahoo / Clint Willis

Canada: Offshore B.C. drilling bans could be lifted Globe and Mail / Brent Jang

Bush budget compounds fiscal bind for cities, states Seattle Times / Neal Peirce

Alternative Minimum Tax still wreaking havoc Mercury News / Mark Schwanhausser

New Jersey to Sue Allianz Over Pimco Fund Trades, Person Says Bloomberg

Canada's 2-Yr Bond Yield Holds Near 15-Yr Low on Rate Prospects Bloomberg

Mexico Bolsa Breaks 10,000 Level on U.S. Growth: Latin Stocks Bloomberg

Taiwan: Domestic demand seen boosting the economy AFP via Taipei Times

Dollar Stuck as Jitters Keep Lid on Yen Reuters via ABC News

Dean's lament: Woulda, coulda, shoulda UPI / Martin Sieff

U.S. may add 21.3 million jobs by 2012 Bloomberg via Morning Call / Joe Richter

Italian welfare spending doubles to E228bn Investment and Pensions Europe

Interest Rates and the Gold Price Guruboard / Bob Coppo

The Emperor’s New Climate: Is Global Warming Real? Newsmax / Duncan Maxwell Anderson

Disney board rejects Comcast offer FT / Tim Burt and Peter Thal Larsen

Give everyone a place at global dining table Guardian / Benjamin Mkapa

Talks between developing states, EU, open in Addis Ababa AFP via EU Business

Loonie: U.S. holiday dampens trading Ottawa Business Journal

World faces crude price shock Gulf Daily News

Oil Guards Gains After OPEC Cuts Reuters

American firms 'seeking new Iran oil contracts' Gulf Daily News

White House job comments touch a nerve MSNBC / Martin Wolk

Protecting your assets CBS Market Watch / Andrea Coombes

Aborting the next boom? UPI / Martin Hutchinson

Cingular ups bid for AT&T wireless Reuters via CNN

Weak dollar lifts base metals to new heights FT / Kevin Morrison

Euro edges up as Trichet talks FT / Jennifer Hughes

One last push for peace The Economist

Hanging on the telephone The Economist

NY: North Fork to Buy GreenPoint for $6.3 Bln, Expands in New York Bloomberg

U.S. Nears Clash With Governors on Medicaid Cost NY Times / Robert Pear

German Airport Testing Iris Scan AP via Newsday / Matt Surman

Optimism on economy remains high Chicago Tribune / John Schmeltzer

Jobs turnover means less pay, benefits for many Americans KRT News via Morning Call / Jeffrey McCracken

Round the world Bund trading moves one step closer Reuters via Forbes / George Matlock

UK: Gloom has crept over 10 Downing and all of Labour Taipei Times / Martin Kettle

Gold prices volatile in thin trade FT / Neil Dennis

PA: Long-blighted area lures business with tax breaks Philadelphia Inquirer / Peter Binzen

Cutting the deficit in half Washington Times / Joshua B. Bolten

Euro rally stalls ahead of Trichet speech FT / Neil Dennis

Taiwan: Central bank says NT may go higher Taipei Times

Euro: Bond prices remain flat in subdued trading FT / Päivi Munter

Wal-Mart sees Feb. sales at high end of forecast Reuters via Forbes

Kerry Would Be Third-Richest U.S. President Forbes / Dan Ackman

It's downhill all the way for UK trade traffic Guardian Larry Elliott

America Needs a Leader Like George Washington Newsmax / Dr. John Ridpath

'Boomerang kids' keep returning home Baltimore Sun / Eileen Ambrose

MD: States in region seen competing for slots money Baltimore Sun

Australian, New Zealand Dollars Rise as Higher Yield Attract Bloomberg

UK: House prices soar in early 2004 BBC News

Experts Discuss Loans to the World's Poor AP via Newsday / Parveen Ahmed

Bank of England's King Is Guilty of Mission Creep Bloomberg / Matthew Lynn

Older end of work force growing Seattle Post Intelligencer

Could Investors Have Detected Parmalat, Enron Woes? Bloomberg / John Wasik

Forecast Fever National Review / Bruce Bartlett

Yen Holds Near 41-Month High; Growth May Be Fastest in 3 Years Bloomberg

Japanese Economy Probably Grew at 4.7% Annual Pace in 4th Qtr Bloomberg

Yukos Investors Offer $14.6 Billion Stake to Free Khodorkovsky Bloomberg

GreenSpam Lew Rockwell / Mark Thornton

Dollar May Drop Against Euro for Third Week, Survey Indicates Bloomberg

U.S. Treasury Investors Less Inclined to Sell, Survey Shows Bloomberg



The BMA Warns that IRS Proposal Would Disrupt Municipal Market and Drive Up Issuing Costs BMA

MN: Low rates helping owners of rentals Minneapolis - St Paul Star Tribune / Jim Buchta

The coming storm The Economist

Outsourcing comment stirs a firestorm even if it's good economics St. Louis Post / David Nicklaus

Circular 230 Expansion Condemned Bond Buyer / Susanna Duff Barnett

Treasury bond market at a glance AP via NJ Post

BMA Finds Proposed Trading Activity Fee Falls Short of Exchange Act Requirements BMA

FDIC Reports Year-End 2003 Financial Results For Bank and Thrift Insurance Funds FDIC

Reuters to revamp asset management division Investment and Pensions Europe

CA: Market for prebuilt homes is looking up Sacramento Bee / Andrew LePage

CA: Bills aim to slow overseas job flow Sacramento Bee / Clint Swett

The Next Wave Of Banking Consolidation Forbes / Ari Weinberg

Money Supply and the Presidential Election Clif Droke via Safehaven

Bonds Are Still Lighting It Up Active-Investor, Inc. via Guruboard / J. Scott Rader

Canada: Household bankruptcies in Ottawa finish 2003 at new high Ottawa Business Journal / Leo Valiquette

US presidential candidates play 'China cards' People’s Daily

China's trade surplus to fall this year People’s Daily

Treasury chief hedges on jobs forecast Reuters via CNBC

NY: Liberty Bonds sought for Downtown A.C. NY Daily News / Lore Croghan

MI: January layoff warnings drop in Michigan Detroit Free Press / John Gallagher

IRS takes tougher tack Denver Post / Aldo Svaldi

Equal pay for women is worth the work Denver Post / Al Lewis

The end of the world Christian Science Monitor / Jane Lampman

Disney to buy Muppets, others from Jim Henson Co. AP via Houston Chronicle

Fannie Mae raises 2004 US mortgage forecast Reuters via Yahoo & Prudent Bear

Weak data lift Treasuries FT / Jenny Wiggins, Päivi Munter and Mariko Sanchanta

Treasury prices edge higher CNN

El Paso cuts reserves by 41% FT / Sheila McNulty

All-round increase seen in prices of base metals FT / Kevin Morrison

Dollar buoyed by US net inflows data FT / Jennifer Hughes

Brazil Real Falls, Chile Peso Rises Bloomberg

Disney's 'no' is far from the final word Philadelphia Inquirer / Miriam Hill

Specialists settle trading probe CNN

Gas prices to stay high, analysts say Baltimore Sun / Dan Thanh Dang

Running on Empty Ludwig von Mises Institute / Frank Shostak

She sold name to Kmart, bought stock in Wal-Mart Bloomberg via Detroit Free Press / Shobhana Chandra & Phil Serfino

Shipping Out White-Collar Jobs Christian Science Monitor

Australian Central Bank Looking at Inflation, Housing Bloomberg

Soybeans Rise Sharply; Grain Also Climbs AP via Philadelphia Inquirer

Growing economy sparks takeover mania San Francisco Chronicle / John Shinal

Testifying for The Economy Washington Times / Larry Kudlow

Economy May Work in Bush's Favor Washington Post / Jonathan Weisman

U.S. mortgage bonds rise, Fannie portfolio shrinks Reuters via Yahoo

Fannie Mae Jan duration gap at minus one month Reuters via Yahoo

NYSE specialists under gun NY Post / Jennifer Anderson

SEC, NYSE Specialist Firms Negotiating AP via Hartford Courant / Michael Martinez

Gold higher as dollar weakens further FT / Neil Dennis

Reuters Shares Surge on Profit, Outlook for Sales Bloomberg

Strong currencies lift European bond prices FT / Päivi Munter

Dollar rallies on strong portfolio flow data FT / Jennifer Hughes

US assets still attractive despite dollar fall FT / Jennifer Hughes Christopher Swann

UK inflation rate creeps higher BBC News

Copper Rises on U.S. Manufacturing Gains, Dwindling Inventories Bloomberg

New York factory sector jumps Reuters via CNN

Top housing markets CNN

Dollar Drops Against Euro, 11 Other Currencies on Rate Outlook Bloomberg

Who’s the real winner? The Economist

Out for the Count / Ben McLannahan and Poul Funder Larsen

Industrial Production and Capacity Utilization Federal Reserve Board

New Issue-Fannie Mae issues S$400 mln 5-yr bond Reuters via Moreovernews

Cingular agrees to buy AT&T Wireless AP via Dallas Fort Worth Star Telegram / Charles Odum

Loomis Sayles's Fuss: U.S. and Global Bonds, Strategy Bloomberg

NE: Taxable sales up 3.1% in Nebraska Omaha World Herald / Deborah Alexander

New EU states join veterans in pact push Guardian / Ian Black

As intervention fear fades, the euro rises AFP via IHT

Siemens to relocate 15,000 jobs AP via IHT

Auction could make a winner of Verizon  NYT via IHT / Matt Richtel

Greenspan Worries About Math Gap, Not Wage Gap Bloomberg / Andy Mukherjee

Japanese Capital and Jobs Flowing to China NY Times / Ken Berlon

Japan: Retail beef prices set new record, up fifth straight week Japan Times

Good Times Roll On for Developing World, for Now Eduardo Porter

Australia: Dollar's rise adds unease to reporting season Sydney Morning Herald / James Chessell

Russia: Oil Delegation Travels to Baghdad Moscow Times

Indian Rupee Poised to Gain as Growth Lures Foreign Investors Bloomberg

Can retraining offset rush of jobs offshore? Christian Science Monitor / Ron Scherer and Kimberly Chase 



Sale of HH U.S. saving bonds ends in August Milwaukee Journal / Avrum D. Lank

US Treasury's Snow seeks distance from job forecast Reuters via Forbes / Glenn Somerville

Dollar recoils as scepticism lingers about reversal Reuters via Forbes / Mariko Hayashibara

Free Trade, Fairly Managed Washington Post / Steven Pearlstein

MSRB Plans Rule to Ban Consultants Bond Buyer / Craig T. Ferris and Lynn Hume

San Antonio Water's $43M Study Could Lead to $1 Billion of Bonds Bond Buyer / Elizabeth Albanese

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words Aden Forecast via Safehaven / Mary Anne & Pamela Aden

Looks can be deceiving with U.S. economy Trilateral Institute via Asahi Shimbun and Fiend’s SuperBear Page / Sankyoku Keizai Kenkyusho

Italy may face strike over pension reform Investment and Pensions Europe

El Paso stock tumbles, and credit rating downgraded Houston Chronicle / Laura Goldberg

General Mills denies shipping retailers excess production Bloomberg via Waterbury Republican American

Beef growers win suit vs. Tyson Fresh Meats AP via Detroit Free Press / Kyle Wingfield

Treasury to stop issuing 'HH' bonds AP via Houston Chronicle

Treasuries Rise on Speculation Bank of Japan May Buy U.S. Debt Bloomberg

Canada cheapest place to do business Ottawa Business Journal

Britain signals open door to workers from new EU states AFP via EU Business

Offshoring trend called badly timed Knight Ridder via Contra Costa Times / Ken Moritsugu

Moving U.S. jobs sparks debate San Jose Mercury News via Contra Costa Times / Karl Schoenberger

WI: New jobs paying less than ones Wisconsin lost Green Bay Gazette / Richard Ryman

Will Disney's Miramax Support Comcast Takeover Bid? Corporate Financing Week via Institutional Investor / Jessica Sommar

Dean Ends Bid for Democratic Presidential Nomination Bloomberg

Brazil Keeps 16.5% Benchmark Rate, Undermining Lula Bloomberg

Germany Risks Deficit Breach for Fourth Year, EU Says Bloomberg

Germany, France, U.K. Urge EU Economic Commissioner Bloomberg

National debt surges to $7 trillion Reuters via CNN

Early retirement here we come CBS market Watch / Robert Powell

UK: How safe is this lifeboat? Telegraph

China Merchants Bank trims bond offering Bloomberg via IHT / Tian Ying and Jianguo Jiang

Fraud at Pimco Bond Unit Alleged LA Times / Josh Friedman and E. Scott Reckard

Comcast in no rush to buy Disney Philadelphia Inquirer / Patricia Horn and Akweli Parker

Big investment banks thrive when deal-making heats up Philadelphia Inquirer / Joseph N. DiStefano

White House retreats on employment forecast FT / Alan Beattie

A renewed force in Asia The Economist

As boomers retire, many firms face staffing crunch AP via Chicago Sun Times / Michael P. Regan

Commerzbank reports record losses UPI via Washington Times

Japanese bonds rise in spite of GDP growth FT / Barney Jopson, Päivi Munter and Jenny Wiggins

TX: Commercial foreclosures soar in Tarrant Dallas Fort Worth Star Telegram / Sandra Baker

CA: Orange County Home Prices Hit New High LA Times / Roger Vincent

The Regulators Will Botch It Again Ludwig von Mises Institute / Gregory Bresinger

World Economic Confidence Rises for Third Quarter, Survey Finds Bloomberg

Dollar Rises Against Yen, 13 Major Currencies; Japan May Sell Bloomberg

Dodd: Save Our Jobs Hartford Courant / John M. Moran

Making money in the market will be tougher Detroit Free Press / Susan Tompor

FL: Palm Beach County socked with state's biggest penalty for not trimming class sizes South Florida Sun Sentinel / Scott Travis

Chinese Fortunes? National Review / James K. Glassman

Loan applications rise 4.9% as rates continue slide Inman News

Mortgage rates take a dip Inman News

Buffett firm acquires Cadbury ADRs Bloomberg via Wichita Eagle

Consumers Aren't as Fickle as Surveys Suggest Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

The end of the affair? The Economist

Fed-Funds Rate in the Danger Zone? / Ed Zwirn

Something Will Give! Tomorrow’s Gold via Safehaven / Mar Faber

Muni Bond Dealers on Notice About Price Reporting Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

US Corp Bonds-Spreads narrow as yields fall Reuters via Forbes

Where Martha went wrong CNN / Justin Lahart

Greenspan's Deep Job Analysis Affects Policy Bloomberg / John Berry

Brussels casts doubt on German growth FT / George Parker

Md. offers an advance of $42 million Baltimore Sun via / Tanika White

Let the meager times roll; half of states face shortfalls / Pamela M. Prah

Housing starts sink 7.9 percent CNN

Euro: Bond yields fall on fears of ECB intervention FT / Päivi Munter

Australia: Bond market recoups losses The Age via Moreovernews

Mizuho plans euro, dollar subordinated bonds Reuters via Moreovernews

Kuwait's largest bond launched Gulf Daily News

Australia: Dollar takes off after RBA speech AAP via Sydney Morning Herald

Blair seeks threesome with Chirac, Schroeder Guardian via Taipei Times / Ian Black

US budget fear drives dollar to record low Telegraph / Edmund Conway

UK: Lack of bargains pushes up inflation Guardian / Charlotte Moore

Big merger planned by U.S. banks AP, Reuters & IHT

Yen Holds Near 3-Year High; Japanese Economy Grew at 7% Pace Bloomberg

Is BOJ's Fukui World's Best Central Banker? Bloomberg / William Pesek, Jr.

Take This Job and Be Thankful (for $6.80 an Hour) NY Times / Michael Massing

U.S. Economic Recovery Begins to Trickle Into Mexico NY Times / Elisabeth Malkin




Government makes it hard for small business to create jobs San Antonio Express Courier / David Hendricks

The new jobs migration The Economist

Wirtschaftsblunder The Economist

The hungry dragon The Economist

Slovakia The Economist

Dark skies to the east The Economist

India's shining hopes The Economist

Financial Markets and Corporate Governance Federal Reserve Board / Susan Schmidt Bies

IBM vows to appeal after key pension ruling Reuters via Forbes

President Bush's Approval Rating Little Changed in Harris Poll Bloomberg

The Curious Bush Recovery Lew Rockwell / Steven LaTulippe

Aiding Is Not Abetting National Review / Marian L. Tupy

Is Stimulated Growth Sustainable Growth? Prudent Bear via Safehaven / Chad Hudson

Canada: Boomers plan to retire in style Toronto Star / Tony Wong

CA: Home resales brisk in region Sacramento Bee / Andrew LePage

California to Issue Its First Garvees Bond Buyer / Rochelle Williams

EU's big three huddle stings left-out leaders AFP via EU Business

Eurozone trade surplus shrinks 26.6 per cent in 2003 AFP via EU Business

Bush's Achilles heel CBS Market Watch Chris Plummer

Stock funds swell by $60 billion Boston Globe / Beth Healy

SBC's Whitacre Mocks Shareholders on Pay, Stock Bloomberg / Graef Crystal

How to Kill Jobs NY Post via Real Clear Politics / George F. Will

Correlation Trades Causing Concern Derivatives Week via Institutional Investor

Talk Of Crackdown On Soft Dollars Continues... Institutional Investor

California Bonds Attract Small Investors LA Times / Tom Petruno

Qwest hit by sharp fall in revenue FT / Paul Taylor

Investor Anschutz to Buy S.F. Examiner AP via Baltimore Sun / Paul Elias

CA: Hopes Are Raised as Talks Go On LA Times / James F. Peltz and Ronald D. White

High steel costs threaten to hike consumer prices Miami Herald / Gregg Fileds

Mad-cow case might cut beef prices 10% to 15% Minneapolis St. Paul Star Tribune / Joy Powell

Economy may be hooked on low interest rates Houston Chronicle / Victoria Thieberger

UK: Retail sales data hit UK paper FT / Paivi Munter, Jenny Wiggins and Barney Jopson

Market finds profit in jobless futures Bloomberg via NY Post

They’re Floored NY Post / Jenny Anderson

Crude Hits $36 a Barrel as Technical Glitch Halts Trading Dow Jones via Yahoo and Prudent Bear

Business Outlook Survey Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Regional and National Economic Conditions Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago / Michael H. Moscow

U.S. mortgage bonds erase losses, loan rates fall Reuters via Yahoo

Brazil bonds follow stocks down Reuters via Yahoo

Commercial mortgage bonds widen on supply Reuters via Yahoo / Aleksandrs Rozens

Bonds rebound CNN

Living with the in-laws CNN / Sarah Max

NY: Housing Crisis May Worsen Newsday / Christian Murray

Mortgage Rates at 7-Month Low AP via Newsday

Circuit City in on the merger act? CNN / Andrew Stein

W.House struggles to halt flap over jobs report Reuters via Yahoo / Steve Holland

IBM must pay lost benefits for shift to 'cash balance' pensions AP via South Florida Sun Sentinel / Brian Bergstein

US watchdog opens Shell inquiry BBC News

Manuel labours for South Africa BBC News / Mark Ashurst

Is China a goldmine or minefield? BBC News / Tim Weber

Wireless megadeals is newest wave Seattle Post Intelligencer / Bill Virgin

Morgan Stanley suffers China setback FT / James Kynge

Dollar consolidates as profit-taking continues FT / Jennifer Hughes

Metal prices volatile as trader opinions divide FT / Kevin Morrison

Indonesia Takes a Tortuous Path to Oil NY Times / Wayne Arnold

Know the fine print on 'for richer or poorer' Philadelphia Inquirer / Jeff Brown

Too many work visas issued last year Charlotte Observer / Stella M. Hopkins

The great hollowing-out myth The Economist

Action in currency markets depresses stock trading AP via Morning Call / Michael Martinez

Experts: Airfairs must be slashed Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Thomas Olson

Stewart Lawyer Wants Charge Dismissed AP via Aberdeen News / Erin McClam

Buffett takes £40m chunk of Cadbury Telegraph / Caroline Muspratt

MI: Kmart stays at bottom of list rating satisfaction Detroit Free Press / Jennifer Bott

MN: Steel going strong Minneapolis St. Paul Pioneer Press / Jennifer Bjorhus

Outsource Debate Resounds In India Chicago Tribune via Hartford Courant / Michael O’Neal

Specialist Firms Settle with NYSE / Ed Zwirn

A spectre returns The Economist

Treasuries Decline After Jobless Claims Fall More Than Forecast Bloomberg

Argentina to Pay Banks About $178 Million in Fees Bloomberg

Did the EU Create a Frankenstein Currency? Bloomberg David DeRosa

India's Economy Grew 8.9% in 3rd Qtr, Minister Says Bloomberg

MN: Health insurance costs outweigh pay raises for many workers Minneapolis St. Paul Star Tribune / David Phelps

OH: New tire rallies troops Akron Beacon Journal / John Russell

Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report US Dept. of Labor

Bonds slip on jobless report CNN

Skilling indicted for fraud CNN

The correction never comes CNN / Justin Lahart

The Netherlands Rethinks an Offshore Industry NY Times / Gregory Pouch

Resources Form the Basis for Economic Growth NY Times / Jeff Madrick

Defying U.S., Japan Signs Oil Deal With Iran Reuters via NY Times

Democrats Ponder What to Do About Jobs Washington Post / Jonathan Weisman

Kerry and Edwards Square Off as Dean Abandons Campaign NY Times / Adam Nagourney and David M. Halbfinger

Loan Index Rose for Week Bloomberg via NY Times  

US getting fed up with Beijing's belligerence Taipei Times / Paul Lin

China's ratings cut to 1999 level AFP via Taipei Times

Taiwan: Relationship with US back on track Taipei Times / Parris Chang

Australia: Dollar punches through US80c Sydney Morning Herald / Matt Wade and John Garnaut

Australia: Dollar delivers big wins for importers, travelers Sydney Morning Herald John Garnaut

Australia: Stocks chase commodities boom to a 20-month high AAP via Sydney Morning Herald

China: Foreigners feel the pinch of tough job market People’s Daily

Bahrain: Cadillac sales rise by 28pc Gulf Daily News

HSBC Wins Approval to Underwrite Treasury Bonds in China Bloomberg

Dollar Drops; Officials May Reduce Efforts to Halt Euro's Gains Bloomberg

UK: 9-0 rate rise verdict pushes pound closer to $2 Guardian / Charlotte Denny

UK: Thousands likely to face worsening mortgage shortfall Guardian / Rupert Jones and Patrick Collinson

Commerzbank says it is open to all offers Guardian / Mark Milner

The escaping price of natural gas Christian Science Monitor / David R. Francis

One step closer to hydrogen economy? Christian Science Monitor / Mark Clayton

`Knowledge' Workers Won't Make India Prosperous Bloomberg / Andy Mukherjee

Russia: Oil Exports to Asia to Rise Tenfold Bloomberg via Moscow Times

Russia: Study Triples Oil's Share of GDP Moscow Times / Alex Fak

Russia: Khodorkovsky Wants Public Trial Moscow Times / Valeria Korchagina



CA: Rumors drive up prices at pump LA Daily News / Brent Hopkins

Feds tell hospitals: Don't blame Medicare Miami Herald / John Dorschner

MD: How city schools spiraled into debt almost unchecked Sun / Tom Pelton and Laura Vozzella

Flat Ralph Daily Standard / Matthew Continetti

Issing v. Greenspan Prudent Bear via Safehaven / Doug Noland

A Brief Look at Cycles Speculative Investor via Safehaven / Steve Saville

Structured Product Specialist Kicks Off CDO Effort Bond Week / Scott Goodwin

BNY Looks To Overweight Riskier Credits Bond Week

PIMCO's Gross fires back CNN

Seniors' consumer debt on rise Akron Beacon Journal

A 'hostile' takeover bid at the Sierra Club Christian Science Monitor / Brad Knickerbocker

U.S. Stocks Fall for Third Day; Nasdaq Drops for Fifth Week Bloomberg

FL: Disney's resorts fill for spring, summer South Florida Sun Sentinel / Todd Pack

AZ: N. Arizona gas customers are shocked by utility bills Arizona Republic / Max Jarman

AZ: Property tax bills to jump Arizona Republic / Christina Leonard

Our Misguided Borrow-and-Spend Strategy Newsmax / Jill Farrell

Hungary PM says ready for tough leap into European Union AFP via EU Business

Venezuela's Economy Grew 9% in Fourth Quarter on Oil Bloomberg

New Zealand Interest Rates to Rise Once More, Economists Say Bloomberg

Pakistani ring 'fed Libya nuclear parts' FT / John Burton, Stephen Fidler, Mark Huband and Farhan Bokhari

Greenspan speech does little to stop stock slide AP via San Diego Union Tribune / Adam Geller

Put Fan and Fred on a Leash Christian Science Monitor

Dark Side of Free Trade NY Times / Bob Herbert

CA: Grocery Stocks Rise on Hopes for End to Strike LA Times / James F. Peltz

CA: $2-Billion State Bond Offering Sells Out, Signaling Confidence LA Times / Tom Petruno

Mexico Moves to Boost Rates for 1st Time in 11 Months Bloomberg

Russia: Investors Get a New Guide to the Regions Moscow Times / Maria Levitov

Russia: Foreign Investments Jumped 50% in 2003 Moscow Times

Early pay rise for future JP Morgan Chase chief FT / James Polin

Washington events for Feb. 23 – 27 CBS Market Watch

Democrats talking down economy CBS Market Watch / Rex Nutting

Japan alert sends dollar soaring BBC News

Greenspan notes 'unease' about jobs CNN / Mark Gongloff

MA: American Dream: a rude awakening DSun / Stacey Hirsh

U.S. issuers, investors look at amortizing bonds Reuters via Moreovernews

Crude falls 40 cents to $35.60 a barrel Reuters via Houston Chronicle

Sorry, Kerry: Nader Hints He'll Run Newsmax

Bush - and those who want his title - stumble over jobs Philadelphia Inquirer / Andrew Cassel

Dollar Rises Versus Yen, Euro on Terror Alert, ECB Policy Hint Bloomberg

Greenspan Urges Care on Employment Issue AP via Newsday / Martin Crutsinger

The Great Moderation Federal Reserve Board / Ben Bernanke

The critical role of education in the nation's economy Federal Reserve Board / Alan Greenspan

A barrel of trouble? CNN / Mark Gongloff

State of the U.S. Economy Federal Reserve Board / William Poole

Fed official says outsourcing good Reuters via CNN

Big Blue’s Pension Problems Newsday / James Bernstein

CO: Bay Area paper deal typical of Anschutz Denver Post / AL Lewis

Low inflation? Not to me! CNN / Kathleen Hayes

Bush's Savings Strategy Is Missing in Action Bloomberg / Gene Sperling

Japan: GDP puts on bubble-like performance Asahi Shimbun / Makato Ushida

Municipal Bond Defaults Drop to Lowest in 17 Years Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

Treasuries Fall; Consumer Price Index Rises More Than Forecast Bloomberg

Yen Falls to Lowest in Two Months Versus Dollar on Terror Alert Bloomberg

U.S. Economy: Consumer Prices Rise 0.5% as Energy Costs Jump Bloomberg

U.S. January Consumer Prices Seen Rising 0.3%, Survey Shows Bloomberg

Ending yuan peg may boost Asian currencies Bloomberg via Taipei Times  

UK: How the sickly dollar has spawned a shopping bonanza, New York style Guardian / Nils Pratley

UK: Shoppers ignore debt concerns Guardian / Charlotte Denny and Rupert Jones

Australia: NAB board was warned a year ago Sydney Morning Herald / John Garnaut and Anthony Hughes

Japanese Service Industries Expanded in December Bloomberg

Why Russians look to Putin Christian Science Monitor / Fred Weir

Where the 'Deaniacs' go now Christian Science Monitor / Liz Marlantes

Yen Heads for Biggest Weekly Loss in 8 Months on BOJ Selling Bloomberg

Dollar Falls on Expectation U.S. Interest Rate Won't Rise Soon Bloomberg

Japan's Kanebo Hurts Taxpayers and Economy Bloomberg / William Pesek Jr. 



Turmoil aside, investors can feel at home with Fannie Mae, analyst says Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / Kathleen Gallagher

NY: City prices in big surge NY Daily News / Tom Van Riper

First-time buyers fear falling behind with mortgage Ananova News

Canada: Inflation data point to lower interest rates Toronto Star / Rob Ferguson

Economists Have a Beef About Jobs Newsday / James Toedtman

Fed's McTeer Calls Outsourcing Part of `Creative Destruction' Blooomberg

Numbers may rise before they fall Houston Chronicle / L.M. Sixel

CA: Inflation rate in county at 3.7%; housing cited San Diego Union Tribune / David Washburn

In China, U.S. money losing favored status Baltimore Sun / Gady A. Epstein

U.S., Europe attempt trade talks Washington Times / Jeffrey Sparshott

Russia May Build Oil Pipeline to Pacific, Boost U.S. Sales Bloomberg

Survey says OPEC boosts output CBS Market Watch

Dollar Posts Biggest Weekly Gain Against Yen in Five Years Bloomberg

N.Z., Australia Dollars Have Weekly Drop; Central Bank May Sell Bloomberg

Tough sledding? CNN / Justin Lahart

Some Experts See Pullback Helping Market AP via Chicago Tribune / Meg Richards

NAFTA Becomes a Campaign Issue Again AP via Chicago Tribune / Tom Raum

CA: Former Stanford professor named head of Medicare Mercury News via / Paul Jacobs

CA: Grocery Pact Seen as 'Only Days Away' LA Times / James F. Peltz

Australia: Long-range inflation forecasting is what rates Sydney Morning Herald / Ross Gittins

Greenspan Calls for Better-Educated Workforce Washington Post / Nell Henderson

Campaign for Disney Co. Washington Post / Frank Ahrens

Moody's to Review Tobacco Bonds Bloomberg via NY Times

Iraqi crude exports to generate $13.5 billion Gulf Daily News

France: Untapped potential of the money lifeline IHT / Doreen Carvajal

Parmalat bondholders file suit against Rome FT / Fred Kapner and Raphael Minder

Japan: U.S. forecasts 11.8% fall in produce exports to Japan in '04 Japan Times

WA: Where trade deficit is a local story NY Times via IHT / Elizabeth Becker




Weak inflation says economy has work to do Baltimore Sun / Jay Hancock

President Schwarzenegger? LA Daily News / Lisa Friedman

Hedge funds are growing like leylandii UK Telegraph via Prudent Bear

A Whole Lot of Shaking Is Going on in Korea Bloomberg / William Pesek, Jr.

Some jobs may not return San Francisco Chronicle / Sam Zuckerman

Germany and France Driving EU, to Distraction of Other Members Washington Post / John Burgess

Street Ogles Design of Google Offering AP via NY Post / Rachel Beck

MO: Brace yourself for $2-a-gallon gasoline over the summer St. Louis Post Dispatch / David Nicklaus

Vacations Are Back, but in Smaller Sizes NY Times / Fran Hawthorne

Will New, Cleaner Diesel Cars Fuel Comeback in U.S.? Washington Post / Greg Schneider

IN: Foreclosures weigh on housing market Indianapolis Star / Norm Heikens

Four economic indicators you need to understand -- and why South Florida Sun Sentinel / Rafael Gerena-Morales

FL: Condos at sea: A clash of owners, tourists South Florida Sun Sentinel / Evan Perez

IRS taking the gloves off Salt Lake Tribune / Lesley Mitchell

CA: State bond idea is just a stopgap Contra Costa Times / Tapan Munroe

Future U.S. workforce to be smaller AP via Arizona Republic

Oil benchmarks decline on value of the US dollar AFP via Taipei Times

Impact of yuan's rise is less than advertised Taipei Times / Tung Chen-yuan

China suspends crude oil exports to Japan People’s Daily

Democrats: `It's the jobs, stupid' Toronto Star / Tim Harper

Do smaller players need to bulk up to compete with Cingular-AT&T Wireless? CP via / Bruce Meyerson

MD: Why debt at schools ballooned unnoticed Baltimore Sun / Liz Bowie

UK: Asian connection in $2 pound Guardian / Faisal Islam

UK: Advertising slump hits FT for £25m Guardian / Richard Wachman

Foreign Accountants Do U.S. Tax Returns AP via Chicago Tribune / Rachel Konrad

Be Ready When Changes Come Wall Street Journal via Denver Post / Jonathan Clemens

What's Driving Up Gas Prices This Time Wall Street Journal / Andrew Blackman and Bhushan Bahree

Reanimated NY Times / Deborah Solomon

Dems demonstrate 527 ways around campaign finance law Chicago Sun Times

EU's Lamy in last-ditch bid to avert trade war with US Guardian / Faisal Islam

Asian banks dump dollar Guardian Observer / Faisal Islam

Tax refunds may pad economy by $37 Bil Bloomberg via Arizona Republic / Ryan J. Donmoyer

Offshoring: Advances that come with a price Philadelphia Inquirer / Andrews Cassel

CA: Water sales to cities tempt the West's struggling farm industry Fresno Bee / Seth Hettena

Orders for Durable Goods Seen Rising: U.S. Economy Preview Bloomberg

Pimco May Be Test of Whether Investors Feel Scandal Fatigue LA Times / Tom Pertuno

The inflation conundrum Seattle Times / Stephen Dunphy

A Prettier Jobs Picture? NY Times / Virginia Postrel

Enjoy economic oddity: Recovery, low loan rates Philadelphia Inquirer / Jeff Brown

Brand ex: AT&T logo a no-go Denver Post / Al Lewis

ESPN is a big factor in bid for Disney Philadelphia Inquirer / Larry Eichel

WA: Help-wanted pitch may have surprise curve Seattle Times / Shirleen Holt

Japan Gets Wish With Dollar Short Squeeze Bloomberg / David DeRosa

U.S. Payrolls Change Lives in Bangalore NY Times / Saritha Rai

A Time-Tested Sign of an Overvalued Market NY Times / Mark Hulbert

Two Tales of American Jobs NY Times / Edmund L. Andrews

Edwards' Foreign Policy Inexperience to Limit Appeal, Post Says Bloomberg



The recession started under Clinton, not Bush Brookes News / Gerard Jackson

How feasible is a sustained economic expansion? Brookes News / Frank Shostack

Bank Mergers Are Raining Down Forbes

US mergers give banks a 'wake-up call' FT / Charles Pretzlik

US leads in international patents in 2003 FT / Frances Williams

Don't spend like a drunken sailor Guerilla Investing via NY Daily News / Peter Siris

Not about to quit AP via Dallas Fort Worth Star Telegram / Scott Reeves

CA: Retail gas price shoots up because of refinery shutdowns San Diego Union Tribune / Brad Foss

Election effect: Beware '05, '06 Chicago Tribune via Contra Costa Times / Bill Barnhart

Families Expected To Up Fixed-Income Hedges Private Asset Management via Institutional Investor

US embarks on China yuan mission BBC News

Law on depreciation favors luxury cars Detroit Free Press / Mark Schwanhausser

Hispanic unemployment rate going up AP via USA Today

Extra $37 billion in tax cuts to come home in refund checks Bloomberg via South Florida Sun Sentinel / Ryan J. Donmoyer

NYSE Wants to Recoup Part of Grasso's Pay, Thain Says Bloomberg

Crude oil rises 9 cents to $34.35 a barrel Reuters via Houston Chronicle

Will Google IPO bring back the bubble? Christian Science Monitor / Thomas Watterson

Students pay when computer schools sink AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer

WI: Business owners coping with higher gas prices Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / Laura Steele

Treasuries climb amid stocks' weakness FT / Jenny Wiggins, Alex Skorecki and Barney Jopson

Broad dollar rally runs out of steam FT / Neil Dennis

Bush aide urges overhaul of Fannie and Freddie FT / Stephen Schurr

Martha Stewart's Surreal Ordeal Ludwig von Mises Institute / Christopher Westley

WorldCom May Be Buyout Target as Bankruptcy End Nears Bloomberg

Feds open case against ex-Qwest execs AP via Seattle Times / Catherine Tsai

Greenspan calm on consumer debt BBC News

Colombia Peso Extends Rally to 18-Month High: Latin Currencies Bloomberg

NYSE CEO defends trade rules, specialists USA Today

Understanding household debt obligations Federal Reserve Board / Alan Greenspan

The critical role of education in the nation's economy Federal Reserve Board / Alan Greenspan

Education may not be the answer CNN / Mark Gongloff

Market Down After Intel News; Dow Down 9 Dallas AP via Fort Worth Star Telegram / Meg Richards

Worries Arise That Energy Trading Has Gone Underground Dallas Fort Worth Star Telegram / Dan Piller

The Right’s Phony Outrage Over Deficits New Republic via RealClear Politics / Jonathan Chait

Dollar Pulls Back Modestly AP via ABC News

A sorry election The Economist

Currency moves dominate bond markets FT / Alex Skorecki

Brazilian Bonds Recommendation Raised at J.P. Morgan Bloomberg

Gold remains under $400 after dollar's rise FT / Kevin Morrison

Gold Gains From Lowest in Almost Three Months as Dollar Drops Bloomberg

Are U.K. Consumers Stupid on Financial Matters? Bloomberg / Matthew Lynn

Prosperity pits China vs. Russia Minneapolis St. Paul Star Tribune

Pension Consultants Need to Come Clean on Conflicts Bloomberg / John Wasik

Greenspan: Households in 'Good Shape' AP via Tallahassee Democrat / Jeannine Aversa

US Treasuries softer in Asia as dlr extends gains Reuters

Japan's Trade Surplus Narrows Less Than Expected Bloomberg

More Arab countries urged to join WTO Gulf Daily News

Dollar bulls battle dollar bears CBS market Watch / Peter Brimelow

Dollar Rises on Speculation ECB Will Try to Stall Euro's Gains Bloomberg

A not so simple path Christian Science Monitor / Stacy A. Teicher

Move over, Enron. Wal-Mart is the new punching bag Christian Science Monitor / Clayton Collins

Saudis urged to invest in Lebanon Gulf Daily News

G-7 sweeps exchange-rate mess under global economic carpet Japan Times / Teruhko Mano

Citigroup Agrees to Buy Koram Bank for $2.73 Billion Bloomberg

New wild card: Nader joins race Christian Science Monitor / Linda Feldman

If you reckon the US is 'dynamic', try China Sydney Morning Herald / Ross Gittins

Chinese whispers tip yuan Sydney Morning Herald / Hamish McDonald

U.S. Treasury Note Investors Turn More Bearish, Survey Shows Bloomberg



Japan: Treasuries buying triggers risky balancing act Asahi Shimbun

Commodities soaring? Only in dollars CNN / John Paul Rathbone

CA: Boycott of Safeway is planned Contra Costa Times / Jessica Guynn

Fed's McTeer Says Jobs Forecast Possible Reuters via ABC News / Jeff Franks

Inflation versus Deflation Golden Bar via Safehaven / Edmund J. Bugos

NJ: McGreevey Says Borrow For Budget Bond Buyer / Gillian D'Ambrosio

Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Lower on Greenspan Speech The Street via Google News

Government-sponsored enterprises Federal Reserve Board / Alan Greenspan

Snow Says G-7 Were United in Supporting `Flexible' Currencies Bloomberg

Texas Economic Recovery Under Way Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

“Buy-and-Hold vs.Trading” GuruBoard / Jim Rihrbach

Canada: Barrick expects big gains by 2007 from new mines Ottawa Business Journal

Sometimes, too much money can be a problem for young people LA Times via South Florida Sun Sentinel / Kathy Kristof

CO: Ex-Qwest execs: Liars or scapegoats? Rocky Mountain News / Jeff Smith

China fears over Siberia pipeline BBC News / Francis Markus

Discomfort of strangers Guardian via RealClear Politics / David Goodhart

Qualcomm stock hits a two-year high point San Diego Union Tribune / Jennifer Davies

CO: Qwest VPs take fall; where is Nacchio? Denver Post / Al Lewis

CO: Denver workers unhappy, poll says Denver Post / Andy Vuong

Real Estate Markets Becoming More Transparent Real Estate Finance & Investment via Institutional Investor

Export of U.S. jobs is a complex issue Seattle Post Intelligencer / Bill Virgin

Are stocks overpriced? CNN / Michael Sivy

Get ready for a tech hangover CNN / Paul R. LaMonica

Outbreak points out vulnerability of U.S. food supply Washington Times / Jeffrey Sparshott

Just ask Herbert Hoover Kansas City Star via Prudent Bear / Chris Lester

CA: Grocery Strike Talks Continue LA Times / James F. Peltz

Treasuries up as data damp rate rise prospect FT / Jenny Wiggins, Päivi Munter and Barney Jopson

Fund chairmen's other roles create conflict Philadelphia Inquirer / Jeff Brown

Martha Stewart Won't Take the Stand AP via Baltimore Sun / Erin McClam

IBM raises options hurdle for top executives AP via USA Today

WA: Slight bump in Seattle-area prices Seattle Times / Stephen Dunphy

Europe bans U.S. poultry imports Baltimore Sun / Constant Brand

Forecast of Rising Oil Demand Challenges Tired Saudi Fields NY Times / Jeff Gerth

Supply fears fuel gains in oil prices FT / Kevin Morrison

CIBC to Fire About 70 Employees on Enron Settlement Bloomberg

$3-a-gallon gasoline by summer? NBC News / Kevin Tibbes

Oppenheimer Buys $300 Million of Brazilian Bonds After Tumble Bloomberg

Rates won't stay this low forever Knight Ridder via Myrtle Beach Sun / Jeff Brown

Kerry's Tax Plan to Create Jobs Doesn't Add Up Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

Greenspan: Mortgage Debt May Be Threat AP via Aberdeen News / Martin Crutsinger

Debtor Nation, Without the Rhetoric National Review / Warren Mosler and Thomas E. Nugent

Overspending is not fiscal responsibility National Review / Veronique de Rugy

Our mutual friend The Economist

Value Fund Managers Eschew Flash, Raise Some Cash Bloomberg / Chet Currier

Putin sacks PM ahead of presidential poll FT / Andrew Jack

Eurozone bonds rise as Ifo damps rate expectations FT / Päivi Munter

Canada: Minimum down-payment rules eased CP via Toronto Star

Former Unilever pension chief joins SCGOP Investment & Pensions Europe

Greenspan warns on Fannie, Freddie Reuters via CNN

Treasuries Advance as Consumer Confidence Tumbles This Month Bloomberg

Consumer confidence tumbles CNN / Mark Gongloff

Suppliers forced to pass on steel cost Pittsburgh Tribune Review / C.M. Mortimer

Are high health-care costs stifling new companies? Minneapolis St. Paul Star Tribune / Larry Werner

Merging Banks Planning Big Paydays / Stephen Taub

Taiwan must face its economic ills Taipei Times / Lu Shih-xiang

Australian Dollar Gains as Yield Advantage Attracts Investors Bloomberg

"Pax Hegemon" Pollock & Mackenzie via Safehaven

Japan: Brisk Chinese demand spurring Japan's economy Japan Times

Trade surplus up fivefold year on year Japan Times / Hiroko Nakata

Bahrain: BMA to launch first Islamic leasing bond Gulf Daily News

Tehran opens up markets for foreigners Gulf Daily News

China: Crude-oil quandary causes concern: News analysis People’s Daily

Dollar Rises; European Officials May Seek to Stem Euro's Gain Bloomberg

California's decision day nears Christian Science Monitor / Daniel B. Wood

China: Large-scale railway construction to be launched People’s Daily

China, Russia reach consensus before six-party talks People’s Daily

What India Can Do to Fight Outsourcing Backlash Bloomberg / Andy Mukherjee




Vlad the unpredictable The Economist

Fighting to Save Pimco's Reputation LA Times / Tom Petruno

CA: Calpine Cancels Junk Bond, Note Sale Reuters via LA Times

US T-bonds well-supported by robust auction demand Reuters

Calif. Pension Fund Won't Back Eisner AP via ABC News

CO: Median home price dips in Feb Denver Post / Kristi Arellano

WI: All is not lost for Wisconsin’s manufacturing Green Bay Gazette / Richard Ryman

CA: Ruling may cost state $650M AP via Long Beach Press Telegram

FTSE closes above 4500 barrier Ananova News

After Greenspan warning, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac assure senators collapse unlikely AP via San Diego Union Tribune / Marcy Gordon

Crude rises $1.10 to $35.68 a barrel Dow Jones and AP via Houston Chronicle

Low interest rates, more jobs should fuel home sales Bloomberg via South Florida Sun Sentinel / Kathleen M. Howley

Microsoft says it has a plan for cash Reuters via CNN

Greenspan warns against deficits CNN / Mark Gongloff

Best Places To Go To Prison Forbes / Penelope Patsuris

CA: County home prices hit new high in January San Diego Union Tribune

FedEx economist expresses optimism Dallas Fort Worth Star Telegram / Andrea Ahles

Plunge in inventories fuels crude oil futures FT / Kevin Morrison

Treasuries climb after Greenspan comments FT / Jenny Wiggins, Alex Skorecki and Mariko Sanchanta

Schröder to warn Bush over dollar weakness FT / Bertrand Benoit and Quentin


NY: Move to lower mortgage interest payments Newsday / Christian Murray

CA: Adjustable-rate mortgages attract home buyers Sacramento Bee / Andrew LePage

WA: Trade volume, not traffic, matters to port  Seattle Times / Stephen Dunphy

Fed's Gramlich Sees Deficits Threatening Economy Bloomberg / John Berry

Greenspan urges Social Security cuts to reduce deficit USA Today

Economic outlook and current fiscal issues Federal Reserve Board / Alan Greenspan

Qualitative Aspects of Effective Risk Management Federal Reserve Board / Susan Schmidt Bies

Budget and Trade Deficits: Linked, Both Worrisome in the Long Run, but not Twins Federal Reserve Board / Edward M. Gramlich

Mortgage demand ticks higher Reuters via CNN

Greenspan Says Growth Now More `Vigorous' Spending Cuts Needed Bloomberg

U.S. Existing Home Sales Fell 5.2% to 6.04 Mln Rate in January Bloomberg

Dollar Rises After Schroeder Says ECB Should Consider Rate Cut Bloomberg

BOJ May Refrain From Pumping More Cash Into Economy Bloomberg

Japan: IMF's Koehler Says Japan's Economy Will Grow 3% Bloomberg

Snow says China committed to steps on yuan Reuters via Forbes

Stocks -- In the Trenches! Gillespie Research Associates via Safehaven / Douglas R. Gillespie, Sr.

Investment banks shift higher Washington Business Journal

Russia: Investors Shrug Off Sudden Shakeup Moscow Times / Catherine Belton

Calpers Finally Gets Hip to Asian Stock Boom Bloomberg / William Pesek, Jr.

Russia May Join EU in U.S. Poultry Ban Moscow Times / Constant Brand

Japan Favored Over China in Pipeline Duel Bloomberg via Moscow Times

Bush backs a marriage amendment Christian Science Monitor / Linda Feldmann

With a Recovering Economy, the Day of the Big Deal Is Back NY Times / Andrew Ross Aorkin

Fed Chief Warns of a Risk to Taxpayers NY Times / Edmund Andrews

Dollar May Decline; Greenspan May Signal Rates Won't Rise Soon Bloomberg



California's Westly Has His Own Ideas Bond Buyer / Rich Saskal

CA: Bonds on the Ballot Bond Buyer / Rich Saskal

What tax cut? Meet the AMT CNN

Jobs become US election issue BBC News / Sally Hardcastle

Euro at Five: Ready for a Global Role? Federal Reserve Board / Ben Bernanke

Heading for a fall, by fiat? The Economist

OH: Home sales not so hot Cincinnati Enquirer / Jeff McKinney

FL: Homes sales in Lauderdale area take dip, but prices rise AP via South Florida Sun Sentinel / Leigh Strope

CA: Bankruptcy rate up nationally, but real estate drops it lower locally Orange County Register via Prudent Bear / James B Kelleher

Brazil Central Bank Says `Caution' Needed on Rates Bloomberg

Asia: Everybody's doing it The Economist

Inflation rates The Economist

Official reserves The Economist

Greenspan sees red The Economist

Greenspan grabs third rail Denver Post via Newsmax

Miser Martha Mercury News / Mike Cassidy

Mortgage rates remain steady AP via USA Today

CA: Chains, grocery clerks reach accord CBS Market Watch

CO: 279,190 Xcel customers late with bills Rocky Mountain News / Gargi Chakrabarty

Feds Sue to Block Oracle-PeopleSoft Merger AP via ABC News

Corn-trading vet leading CBOT in battle with Eurex Chicago Sun Times / David Roeder

The case against the prosecution The Economist

The 64-bit battle The Economist

Economics, Philosophy, and Politics Ludwig von Mises Institute / Hans-Hermann Hoppe

U.S. Bank Merger Trap Keeps Snaring New Victims Bloomberg / David Pauly

TX: Commercial leasing begins to take off Dallas Morning News / Steve Brown

The Passion Of The Fed Chairman Forbes / Dan Ackman

The World's Richest People Forbes

Bond yields boosted after strong price rally FT / Charles Batchelor

Treasuries Fall as Durables Orders Show Capital Spending Rise Bloomberg

Mr Schröder goes to Washington The Economist

Dollar stages broad-based fightback FT / Steve Johnson

U.S. Economy: Orders Excluding Transportation Rise Bloomberg

Thirteen Tip-Offs That Earnings May Be Inflated Bloomberg / John Dorfman

Brazil Central Bank Says `Caution' Needed on Rates Bloomberg

Where America's white-collar jobs go: It's not just India Christian Science Monitor / Abraham McLaughlin

Citi Rebuilds Fixed Income Arbitrage Desk Derivatives Week via Institutional Investor

Fed chief regrets budget exclusion of war costs Gulf Daily News

U.S. Is a Case Study in Free Trade NY Times / Virginia Postrel

Economics Adviser Learns the Principles of Politics NY Times / Edmund Andrews

UK: Brown's budget optimism on growth is vindicated Guardian / Charlotte Denny, Charlotte Moore and Mark Milner

Greenspan warns of US budget crisis Telegraph / Simon English

Dollar Holds Near 3-Week High Versus Euro on Greenspan Remarks Bloomberg

Russia: Investors Left Guessing on New Premier Moscow Times / Alex Fak

Singapore's Economy Grew an Annual 11% in Fourth Qtr Bloomberg

IMF exec backs yen intervention Japan Times / Hiroko Nakata

Exporting Jobs, Importing Cheaper Wages Newsmax / Jon E. Dougherty



Canada: Rate cut on horizon Globe and Mail / Terry Weber

Extra unemployment benefits fail to pass Senate AP via Arizona Daily sun

The Real Churchill Ludwig von Mises Institute / Adam Young

Dealer Shelf Offerings Increase Bond Week / Scott Goodwin

CA: County hit hard by job losses Long Beach Press / Andrew Blazier

CO: Douglas tackles affordable-home shortage Denver Post / J. Sebastian Sinisi

MI: Unhealthy lifestyles hurt Mich. Economy AP via Detroit Free Press / Kathy Barks Hoffman

Baby boomers face retirement squeeze Christian Science Monitor / Gail Russell Chaddock

Global warming: Bigger threat than terrorism? Christian Science Monitor / Tom Regan

AARP critical of Social Security cuts Newsday / James Bernstein

Eurozone economic climate unchanged, business confidence dips AFP via EU Business

Gasoline futures hit 6-month high Dow Jones via Houston Chronicle

Loonie falls sharply Ottawa Business Journal

Coke says feds have issued subpoenas in fraud probe AP via USA Today

Microsoft ponders 'reloaded' Windows XP Reuters via Houston Chronicle

Chinese agriculture: US' market and rival as well? People’s Daily

Freddie Mac pays former chief $19m FT / Stephen Schurr

Greenspan: Productivity stifles jobs Reuters via CNN

Greenspan Calls Revaluation of Yuan a `Reasonable Expectation' Bloomberg

The Bull's Secret -- He Is Smarter Than He Looks Bloomberg / Chet Currier

Bush Budget Deficit to Shrink, Then Grow, CBO Says Bloomberg

Martha Stewart charge thrown out BBC News

Brazil Currency Gains Signal Lula Will Survive Probe Bloomberg

Remarks by Governor Mark W. Olson Federal Reserve Board / Mark Olson

Treasuries Rise After Bernanke Says Inflation Is Under Control Bloomberg

Rebirth for Commercial Paper / Stephen Taub

For some mutual fund firms, honesty may be the best policy Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Michael Martinez

Pimco Buys TIPS Before Inflation on Bush Spending, Fed Inaction Bloomberg

Adecco Eyes PIMCO Status After Fraud Charge; Seeks New Recordkeeper Defined Contribution News via Institutional Investor

U.S. 4th-Quarter Growth Seen Revised Down; Confidence May Fall Bloomberg

Dollar Will Drop Through Year-End Versus Euro, Yen, Survey Says Bloomberg

Could Good Accounting Rules Drive Out Bad Ones? NY Times / Floyd Norris

U.S. and New York Look at Annuity Sale Practices NY Times / Joseph B. Treaster

Nasdaq Composite Chart-Watchers See Further Drop Bloomberg

Funds Want Oil Companies to Report on Climate NY Times / Barnaby J. Feder

CA: Vote No on California's Bond Time Bomb Newsmax / Jon E. Dougherty

Are newsletter editors too bullish? CBS Market Watch / Mark Hulbert

Buffett nips at Gates' heels Omaha World Herald / Steve Jordan  




Ron Paul on Greenspan’s Fed Lew Rockwell / Gary North

Looking for a villain? Look at hedge funds Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / Kathleen Gallagher

MA: State lags recovery in other regions of nation, report shows Boston Globe / Robert Gavin

ECB looking at rate cuts to counter dollar UPI / Dar Haddix

Bush budget deficits total $2.75 trillion Newsday / James Toedtman

Evans: Bush to name manufacturing czar Reuters via CNN

MN: Fuel prices start ticking upward Minnesota Star Tribune / Bob Von Sternberg

Inquiry into Parmalat bond sales Bloomberg via IHT

Singapore's economic growth hits 11% Bloomberg via IHT / Amit Prakash

China sets stricter rules on bank capital China Daily / Zhang Dingmin

Germany raises 2004 deficit predictions to 3.3 pct AFP via EU Business

European tariff penalties ready after U.S. inaction AP via Arizona Republic

N. Carolina's fund joins others against Eisner AP via Arizona Republic

PeopleSoft threat not quite over Contra Costa Times / Ellen Lee

Stocks May Wander Ahead of Job News Reuters Bill Rigby

Grasso's keeping it all NY Daily News / Tom Van Riper

UK: Euro vote stays on hold as Britain fails 3% borrowing test Guardian / Larry Elliott and Mark Milner

CalPERS to Review Pimco-Managed Investment LA Times / Marc Lifsher and Josh Friedman

Qwest 'bought silence' Rocky Mountain News / Jeff Smith

Support building to remove Eisner Baltimore Sun / Bill Atkinson

Comcast-Disney is not about us Philadelphia Inquirer / Jeff Gelles

CA: 2-Tier Plan Is Crucial to Grocery Pact LA Times / Nancy Cleeland and James F. Peltz



No easy fix for retirement benefits, experts say Night Ridder via Wichita Eagle / Ken Moritsugu

Once-coveted MBA has fallen on hard times Dallas Morning News via Houston Chronicle and Prudent Bear

Awash in cash, more mutual funds closing the door Wall Street Journal via Houston Chronicle and Prudent Bear Jeff Opdyke

The taxman cometh – soon Long Beach Press / Felix Sanchez

MN: U.S. miners can thank China AP via Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / Joshua Freed

Oil supply gap debate rises again Dallas Morning News / Jim Landers

Time to ditch bond funds, buy equities Chicago Sun Times / Mich Zacks

Interest rates 'to be cut in EU but held in UK' Guardian / Faisal Islam

Reports of laundered cash set to double FT / Andrew Parker

Death sentence for trade-through rule promotes efficiency St. Louis Post Dispatch / David Nicklaus

Take a look at leap year's bottom line St. Louis Post Dispatch / Harry Levins

Investing around the globe Boston Herald / Alan Lavine

Financial Markets Forecast & Analysis Technical Indicator Index via Safehaven / Robert McHugh

Traditional Investment Strategy Lew Rockwell / Mark Thornton

Freddie And Fannie: Healthy or Overweight? NY Times / Kenneth N. Gilpin

Opec to review output Gulf Daily News

How a Stronger Yuan Could Hurt the U.S. NY Times / Eduardo Porter

IMF's Koehler Confident on Brazil Growth AP via Morning Call

Market’s Pace in February Likely to Slow in March Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Gregory M. Drahuschak

Social Security: Wait till 70? Newsday

The Social Security Promise Not Yet Kept NY Times / David Cay Johnston

Department stores lose appeal Arizona Republic / Christine Romero

'Offshoring' Can Create Jobs, Too LA Times / James Flanigan

Outsourcing Lessons Chicago Sun Times / Justin Pope

An I-Bond in Every Portfolio Reuters via ABC News / Linda Stern

Warming Up to Funds That Trade Like Stocks NY Times / Paul J. Lim

Inflation worse to those on flat income Baltimore Sun / Jay Hancock

After 'Bubble,' It's Look Before You Leap Reuters via ABC News / Steve James

For some in beef industry, mad-cow disease 'almost a windfall' Seattle Times / Alwyn Scott

EU Gets Fuzzy End of Devaluation Lollipop Bloomberg / David DeRosa

Going against grain can pay Minnesota St. Paul Star Tribune / Mike Blahnik

As scandals bubble up, Halliburton stock goes up AP via Newsday / Rachel Beck

Employers Stepped Up Hiring in February: U.S. Economy Preview Bloomberg

Call In the Feds. Uh, Maybe Not. NY Times / Gretchen Morgenson

The A.M.T.: An Uninvited Guest of the Middle Class NY Times / Robert D. Hershey. Jr.










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