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Forgetting the economic lessons of history Brookes News / Gerard Jackson

US economy and recession: theory and counter theory Brookes News / Gerard Jackson

Is hiring forecast all hype? Dallas Morning News via Google / Danielle DiMartino

The Intellectual Bankruptcy of Anti-Market Ideology Ludwig von Mises Institute / Jude Balnchette

UK: M&S to issue bonds to aid pension shortfall Investment & Pensions Europe

UK real estate returned almost 11% in 2003 Investment & Pensions Europe

D.C. housing prices nearly double in five years Washington Business Journal / Jeff Clabaugh

Dollar Fundamentals and Non-US$ Commodity Prices Speculative Investor via Safehaven / Steve Saville

Platinum hits $900 an ounce as U.S. stocks end up Reuters via Forbes / Jerry Kearney

TX: Phoenix Rises Higher Bond Buyer / Richard Williamson

Mortgage Bond Abuse Targeted Bond Buyer / Susanna Duff Barnett

CDO Library Goes Live: Bond Market Association

Oil companies ordered to cut output FT / Carola Hoyos

Dollar gains on solid job numbers FT / Steve Johnson

The Bear's Lair: Futile courtroom dramas UPI / Martin Hutchinson

West Nile virus infecting U.S. blood UPI / Ed Susman

U.S. Treasuries supported in Asia despite firm ISM Reuters

Greenspan: Increase national saving Reuters via CNN

Assessing the Banking Industry's Exposure to an Implicit Government Guarantee of GSEs FDIC

Remarks Before the Institute of International Bankers FDIC / Donald E. Powell

WI: Globalization hits home for area jobless Green Bay Press Gazette / Richard Ryman

‘There certainly is life after being governor’ / Kathleen Murphy

Money funds down $3.6 billion in latest week AP via Contra Costa Times

Crude rises 70 cents to $36.86 a barrel Reuters via Houston Chronicle

'Jobless recovery' a result of business caution after recession San Francisco Chronicle via Seattle Post Intelligencer / Sam Zuckerman

And then there were even more cellular rivalries AP via Seattle Times / Bruce Meyerson

CDO Market Seeks Investor Directory To Help Replace Managers Securitization News via Institutional Investor

EU slaps multi-million dollar trade sanctions on US AFP via EU Business

A Revival for Iraq's Oil Industry as Output Nears Prewar Levels NY Times / Neela Banerjee

Retirement hopes fade in U.S. Cincinnati Enquirer via Arizona Republic / John Eckberg

Argentina's Kirchner Won't Better Offer for Debt Bloomberg

CA: San Diego gas prices lead nation AP via San Diego Union Tribune

Oil price approaches $37 a barrel, highest level in nearly a year AP via San Diego Union Tribune / Brad Foss

NC: $300,000 Domiciles Charlotte Observer

Greenspan Says Floating Yuan Poses Risk for Chinese Banks Bloomberg

Sent packing CBS Market Watch Paul Farrell

NC: Housing bubble? Not likely here Charlotte Observer / Tony Mecia

Listen, you'll hear the future Boston Globe / Peter J. Howe

After Aristide, what? The Economist

Oracle's bid gets too personal? AP via Washington Times / Michael Liedtke

Consumers Continue Spending AP via Newsday

Greenspan Retirement Fix Jars Lethargic Congress Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

Outsourcing: what to do? CNN / Mark Gongloff

Oil prices rise to one-year highs BBC News

If Eisner Goes, Who Takes His Job? LA Times / Sallie Hofmeister

U.S. savings bondholders, mind the taxes Detroit Free Press / Susan Tompor

EU hits U.S. imports with biggest sanctions ever AP via Houston Chronicle

Soaring Premiums Dallas Fort Worth Star Telegram / Maria M Perotin

This Year's Leap: Expensing Options Stephen Taub

US manufacturing grows but at slower pace FT / Christopher Swann

Currencies hold firm ahead of rate decisions FT / Steve Johnson

ISM Index

Iraq’s thorny governance The Economist

The ECB's New Headquarters May Bring Image Change Bloomberg

Japan's Bond Futures Drop; Traders Try to Halt 10-Yr Coupon Cut Bloomberg

Australia Central Bank May Hold Rates as Dollar Gains Bloomberg

Readers seek tips on Treasury Inflation Protected Securities Christian Science Monitor / Steve Dimnen

How the poverty gap fell - and why few are cheering Christian Science Monitor / David R. Francis

Russia: List of Billionaires Swells from 17 to 25 Moscow Times / Denis Maternovsky

Russia: Yukos Says It Can't Undo Sibneft Deal Bloomberg via Moscow Times / Eduard Gismatullin

Japan's Record Yen Sales May Not Help Economy as Dollar Slides Bloomberg

U.S. Treasury Notes Poised to Fall Amid Low Yields, Job Growth Bloomberg

Euro May Decline on Speculation ECB May Lower Rate This Year Bloomberg 



BMA to Sponsor Free Seminar On Callable Agency Securities Bond Market Association

Weather-Related Derivatives Contracts Are Capital Markets Products Bond Market Association

TX: County mounts fraud inquiry Houston Chronicle / Shannon Buggs

MI: Winter gasoline prices high; driving season to be worse Detroit Free Press / Jocelyn Parker

Mass. Looks To Refund As Much As $1B Bond Buyer / Johanna Piazza

WI: Fitch drops state's bond rating to AA- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / Avrum O. Lank

CA: Debt-ridden Los Angeles invites name-droppers to chip in The Age

Home Prices Surged 8.4% Nationally in 2003 Freddie Mac

Fukuda says Greenspan not criticising intervention Reuters

FDIC Study: Implications of Housing Market Boom FDIC

Budget plans face hurdles UPI / Christian Bourge

U.S. Treasuries extend losses as dollar rises Reuters

February Auto Sales Rise 5 Percent AP via Hartford Courant / Sarah Karush

CA: 3 a gallon? Some say get ready Long Beach Press Telegram / Brent Hopkins

CT: State's Home Construction Off To A Strong Start For '04 Hartford Courant / Kenneth Gosselin

NC: BofA CEO opts to scrap job contract Charlotte Observer / Rick Rothacker

Enron's art brings 1.74M Bloomberg via NY Daily News

U.S. 2003 home prices rose 8.4 percent-Freddie Mac Reuters / Aleksandrs Rozens

CSFB Hands Out Stock To Keep Bankers Corporate Financing Week via Institutional Investor

Weak yen 'unfair,' says GM boss BBC News

Canada: Central bank cuts again Ottawa Business Journal / Leo Valiquette

Democrats size up trade issues BBC News / Steve Schifferes

Money, Gold, and the Great Depression Federal Reserve Board / Ben Bernanke

Current account Federal Reserve Board / Alan Greenspan

What's coming in March Seattle Times / Stephen Dunphy

Maestro of Chutzpah NY Times / Paul Krugman

No Gain, Know Pain LA Times / David Streitfeld

CA: Grocery contract assailed Sacramento Bee / Gilbert Chan

Targeted funds don't serve all AP via Washington Times

PA: Firms, state agencies send positions offshore Philadelphia Inquirer / Bob Fernandez and Jane M. Von Bergen

Dollar Hits 3-Month High Versus Euro Reuters via ABC News / Shinichi Kishima

Crude falls 20 cents to $36.66 a barrel Reuters via Houston Chronicle

Canada: Feb. mutual fund sales may hit $5.2B, highest in 4 years, industry estimates CP via / Nancy Carr

UK manufacturing hits seven-year high Guardian / Mark Tran

UK: Strong pound predicted to keep rates on hold Guardian / Charlotte Denny

Greenspan Says Extra-Low Rates Must Rise AP via Chicago Tribune / Jeannine Aversa

Inflation, Banished From Realm, Starts to Stir Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

Greenspan sees trade deficit contained Reuters via CNN

Americans see U.S. medical prices higher than Europe Reuters via Forbes / Kim Dixon

MN: Coins left at airport doing Uncle Sam good St. Paul Pioneer Press / Martin J. Moylan

Proud to be a Replacement Worker Ludwig von Mises Institute / Ryan Ford

Rating Agency Warns of Future Defaults / Stephen Taub

Things you can drop on your foot The Economist

Dollar extends rally on bullish jobs data FT / Steve Johnson

U.S. Treasuries Fall Amid Signs Job Growth May Be Accelerating Bloomberg

Bond yields rise on German data and euro weakness FT / Charles Batchelor

Greenspan Skips Short-Term Deficit Risk to Rates Bloomberg / John Berry

US protectionism rides again Taipei Times / Bradford DeLong

Japanese Bonds Plunge, Pushing Yields Up By Most Since December Bloomberg

Central bank meeting gives euro the jitters Reuters via IHT

Greenspan Backs Currency Peg Washington Post / Nell Henderson

Taiwan: Block on bringing yuan into the country relaxed Taipei Times / Joyce Huang

Revaluation of the yuan is priority number one Taipei Times

Schwarzenegger, Davis Appear on Leno Newsmax

Tech Revival Fueled by Sales to Government NY Times / Alex Berenson

UK: Treasury ready to relax rules on pensions advice Telegraph / James Daley

Rally in Russian Stocks Doesn't Pause for Politics NY Times / Erin E. Arvedlund

Like Japan in the 1980's, China Poses Big Economic Challenge NY Times / Keith Bradsher

Australia: Manufacturers feel dollar's sting Sydney Morning Herald / Stephen Dabkowski

Russia: Report: Small Business Set to Double by 2009 Moscow Times / Simon Ostrovsky

China Telecom May Raise $1 Bln to Buy Phone Networks Bloomberg

Oil prices rise despite Saudi supply vow Gulf Daily News

Australian Central Bank Meets as Interest Rate Seen Unchanged Bloomberg

CA: Schwarzenegger's rising credibility Christian Science Monitor / Mark Sappenfield and Daniel B. Wood

China: Bank of America furthers foothold in Shanghai People’s Daily

Japan: Tax revenues decline 11.1% Japan Times

Financial Scandal Hits Hong Kong NY Times / Keith Bradsher

Treasuries May Fall; Factory Hiring Index at Highest Since 1987 Bloomberg

Maastricht Fair May Lure Few U.S. Collectors as Dollar Falls Bloomberg

Soybeans hit 15-year high Bloomberg via Omaha World Herald

Japan's 10-Year Auction May Draw Buyers on Deflation Bloomberg



Thinking Small Forbes / Jerry Flint

John Kerry's Waffles MSN via Newsmax / Michael Grunwald

Snow: Economy revs up for takeoff USA Today

School Bonds Win Big in California Bond Buyer / Rich Saskal

Inflation or Deflation? via Safehaven / Hans F. Sennholz

A Trader ought to be disciplined Guruboard / Joe Ross

IBM will spend $1 billion to challenge Microsoft Seattle Post Intelligencer

European investment funds rise 12% - FEFSI Investment and Pensions Europe

Morgy, bank settle money-launder probe NY Daily News / Barbara Ross

EU confirms US poultry import ban over bird flu AFP via EU Business

EU slams South Korea as top counterfeit exporter, consumer AFP via EU Business

The 12 Zen-Millionaire rules applied to fund scandal CBS Market Watch / Paul Farrell

IMF head sure to become German president Reuters via Forbes

$10M bond set for Ebbers Newsday / Pradnya Joshi

India official says high-tech jobs will continue to leave USA Today / David J. Lynch

Beige Book Federal Reserve Board

Strong lost $541 million in February, figures show Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / Avrum D. Lank

Removal of stocks from current List of Foreign Margin Stocks Federal Reserve Board

True costs of mutual funds difficult to determine South Florida Sun Sentinel / Humberto Cruz

States Bent on Collecting Internet Taxes AP via South Florida Sun Sentinel / Michael Gormley

Smokers help to balance state budgets via Prudent Bear / Pamela M. Prah

The Next Best Thing to Being President NY Times via Real Clear Politics / Stephen Gillers

Takin' Care of Business (The Last Vigilante Part II) Pimco / Bill Gross

Betting on a jobs pop CNN / Kathleen Hayes

Chief Executives Expect to Increase Hiring, Survey Says NY Times / David Leonhardt

Democrats failing to use the hot issues: Trade and jobs Philadelphia Inquirer / Andrew Cassel

US dollar climbs to 3-month highs BBC News

New nickels are on their way CNN

What Mel's Passion Will Earn Him Forbes / Penelope Patsuri

The Fed chairman got Social Security right National Review / Bruce Bartlett

The Three Stooges of Inflation Lew Rockwell / Doug French

Mismanaging the World Lew Rockwell / Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr.

Grasso Shouldn't Be Made to Give Back That Money Bloomberg / Graef Crystal

U.S. Economy: ISM Services Index Fell in February Bloomberg

California to Sell $15 Bln Bonds as Voters Back Plan Bloomberg

Euro: Pot shots and warning shots The Economist

Freddie Mac prices new $5B five year reference notes Freddie Mac

Oil and gold ease on dollar bounce FT / Kevin Morrison

Dollar Rises to 3-Month High Against Euro on U.S. Jobs Optimism Bloomberg

US Treasuries decline as dollar rally spawns fears Reuters / Wayne Cole

ISM services index slips Reuters via CNN

The British Pound's Party Won't Last Much Longer Bloomberg / Matthew Lynn

Gold market on alert for new cenbank sales pact Reuters via Forbes / Veronica Brown

Greenspan Plays Down 2 Threats to U.S. Economy NY Times / Edmund L. Andrews

US fund aiming at Chinese market People’s Daily

EU jobless rate steady at 8.8pc Gulf Daily

Ten-Year Treasuries May Fall, Have Longest Drop Since December Bloomberg

Japan Inflation Bonds Like Waiting for Godot Bloomberg / William Pesek, Jr.

Russia: Sibneft Hit With $1Bln Tax Claim Moscow Times / Catherine Belton

Australian 4th-Qtr Economy Grows 1.4%, Fastest Pace in 4 Years Bloomberg

Russia: Oil Exports to Europe Soar 28% in February Moscow Times




Weak job picture keeps economy in spotlight MSNBC / Martin Wolk

KS: State climate for business isn't good Wichita Eagle / Molly McMillin

NY: City jobless jumps to 8.4% NY Daily News / Tom van Riper

Hill debates changes to illegal export tax UPI / Christian Bourge

America is from Mars and Europe is from Venus: UK space report Cordis News via EU Business

EU clears emergency funds for Haiti AFP via EU Business

Freddie Mac Lobbyist Told to Quit Washington Post / Kathleen Day

Twice Blessed Pimco / Paul McCulley

States and public colleges consider new relationships / Eric Kelderman

CA: Budget fix doesn't stop with ballot victory, analysts say Contra Costa Times via / Dion Nissenbaum and Kate Folmar

F.B.I.'s Raid on Democrats Is Used as a Salvo on Ethics NY Times / David Kocieniewski

Foreign central banks buy ever more U.S. debt –Fed Reuters

Fannie,Freddie proposal could hurt ratings-analyst Reuters

Argentina's Poor Pick Over Garbage as Government Stalls on Debt Bloomberg

Bush Says Kerry Plans Won't Help Economy, `Anger Not an Agenda' Bloomberg

CBOE rights plan Chicago Tribune

Will they buy it? Chicago Tribune / Delroy Alexander

US Senate panel approves $2.36 trillion budget plan Reuters / Anna Willard

The political battle over jobs Newsday / James Toedtman

Growth in a Time of Low Interest Rates Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta / Jack Guynn

Flow of Funds - Z.1 Release Federal Reserve Board

IMF Managing Director Horst Köhler Resigns Following Nomination as German President IMF

CBOE loses No. 1 options spot to ISE Chicago Sun Times / David Roeder

Housing demand still strong Inman News

What would Buffett do? CNN / Michael Sivy

Power to the shareholder? The Economist

The siren song of the outsider The Economist

The Brahmin populist The Economist

A capo's annual report The Economist

Asylum seekers The Economist

Stockmarket turnover The Economist

Electronic ballots bring back comic alphabetical memories Baltimore Sun / Mike Himowitz

Discontent Remains High After Disney's Moves on Eisner NY Times / Kenneth N. Gilpin

Off With Half His Head Forbes / Dan Ackman

Bank leaves rates unchanged at 4% BBC News

SEC Subpoenas NYSE Directors for Grasso Pay Data Bloomberg

Mortgage rates little changed; 30-year at 5.59% AP via USA Today

Schwarzenegger Shows How to Win a Muni Bond Election Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

Bond Market Discounts Venezuela's Crisis Bloomberg / David DeRosa

Job boom still a hope, not a fact CNN / Mark Gongloff

Spending? Yes! Jobs? Hmmm ... CNN / Kathleen Hayes

Will Citi buy Deutsche Bank? CNN / Christopher Hughes

Let's Stimulate Voters and Disable the Economy Lew Rockwell / Greg Perry

U.S. Economy: Slower Productivity Gain May Help Labor Market Bloomberg

Inflation Leads to Protectionism Ludwig von Mises Institute / Stefan Karlsson

Investors set up $10m Gulf fund Gulf Daily News

Russia: Crude Cash Fueling Bond Boom Moscow Times / Valeria Korchagina

Russia: Banks Struggle to Grease Wheels of Commerce Moscow Times / Alex Fak

UK: Pound hits a peak as City bets on rates Guardian / Charlotte Denny and Rupert Jones

Greenspan's Wrong. Productivity Won't Move Yuan Andy Mukherjee Bloomberg / Andy Mukherjee



China pauses for breath The Economist

Dick Grasso Is Dangerous Forbes / Dan Ackman

Deutsche Bank left with £1bn on books FT / Charles Batchelor

IMF cautiously optimistic on UK BBC News

U.S. sees cause for concern over gas USA Today / James R. Healey and James Cox

Americans still love to shop CBS Market Watch / Rex Nutting

SEC upholds 1998 ruling against bond trader Reuters

Lutherans Look For Corporate Value Bond Week

Loonie gains as greenback falls on labour report Ottawa Business Journal

Toronto house sales heat up Toronto Star / Tony Wong

White House warns against extra pension relief Reuters

Recession Politics National Review / Cesar Conda

OH: Issues delay E-vote rollout Akron Beacon Journal / Erika D. Smith

Jobs data a chronic problem for GOP MSNBC / Tom Curry

The Russian bear and its former territories Washington Times via Real Clear Politics

Bank of England Probably Will Wait Until May to Boost Rates Bloomberg

Individuals Buying More Muni Securities Bloomberg via LA Times

Martha Stewart convicted AP via Newsday

Martha's Net Worth Drops $85 Million Forbes / Penelope Patsuris

S&P downgrades Sun Micro to junk AP via San Diego Union Tribune

Nation's Debt Grew at Rapid Pace in 2003 NY Times / Eduardo Porter

Mortgage rates mixed in week AP via Buffalo News

Government to delay inflation report AP via Houston Chronicle

Temporary jobs increase, but permanent positions are painstakingly slow to follow AP via San Diego Union Tribune / Adam Geller

PA: Hedge funds helped sweeten the pension pot, Pa. says Philadelphia Inquirer / Joseph N. DiStefano

PA: Not the worst news on labor Philadelphia Inquirer / Andrew Cassel

Morningstar Warns of Pimco Fund Unit Reuters and LA Times

Senate Panel OKs GOP's $2.36T Budget Newsmax

Are investors being set up for a fall? CNN / Jeanne Sahadi

Morgan’s Cruz Beats Boss To The Bank NY Post / Jenny Anderson

Wall Street Bigs Get Call on Grasso NY Post / Jenny Anderson  

Who Made the Fannie and Freddie Threat? Ludwig von Mises Institute / Frank Shostak

Earth to Planet Corzine -- Tax Cuts Are Working Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

Amazing How Fast Wounds of a Bear Market Can Heal Bloomberg / Chet Currier

Dollar Tumbles as U.S. Adds Fewer Jobs Than Forecast Last Month Bloomberg

Insider Sales Highest Since May 2001 / Stephen Taub

Wanted: firefighting figurehead The Economist

Kerry Says U.S. Job Losses Won't Be Stemmed by Bush Bloomberg

U.S. 10-Year Note Has Biggest Gain Since 2001 After Jobs Report Bloomberg

US February mortgage prepayments jump on low rates Reuters

Payrolls disappoint again CNN / Mark Gongloff

Oil prices rise amid Venezuela turmoil FT / Kevin Morrison

In age of outsourcing, do the old rules apply? Christian Science Monitor / David R. Francis

Corporate democracy undergoes revolution NY Times via IHT / Floyd Norris

Oil prices bounce back Gulf Daily News

China will never allow Taiwan separation: premier People’s Daily

Menatep Chief Dies in Chopper Crash Moscow Times / Catherine Belton and Greg Walters

UK: City skeptical of rates freeze Guardian / Larry Elliott

ECB defies calls to make cut Guardian / Charlotte Denny

Dollar Heads for Third Week of Gains on Optimism Over U.S. Jobs Bloomberg

Greenspan Eyes Irrational Exuberance in Asia Bloomberg / William Pesek Jr.


Wealthy Beyond a Reasonable Doubt Ludwig von Mises Institute / William L. Anderson and Candice E. Jackson

Is metered e-mail a viable anti-spam tactic? AP via Fresno Bee / Anick Jesdanun

Card debt knows no age limit Dallas Morning News / Scott Burns

Those Magic Unemployment Numbers Thoughts from The Frontline via Safehaven / John Mauldin

Have we become a nation of cheaters? Hartford Courant via Houston Chronicle / John Jurgensen

Canada 2-Yr Bond Rallies for 4th Week in 5 on U.S. Jobs Report Bloomberg

CEOs better shape up before shareholders ship them out NY Times via Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / Gretchen Morgenson

Wall Street split over California bonds CBS market Watch / Rachel Koning

Buffett Faults Fund Directors for Not Firing Firms Bloomberg

Buffett's Berkshire Profit Doubles in Fourth Quarter Bloomberg

Economy resists creating jobs Chicago Tribune / Michael Oneal and Bob Kempe

Buffett speaks CNN / Gordon T. Anderson

SEC investigations to widen Reuters via CNN

U.S. job market remains anemic Minneapolis St Paul Star Tribune / Mike Meyers

MasterCard Says Loss Widens 30% Bloomberg via NY Times
New Patterns Restrict Hiring NY Times / Louis Uchitelle

Japanese Bonds Have Biggest Weekly Decline Since August on Yen Bloomberg

Barclays making vast profits from fear of debt Guardian / Phillip Inman and Colin Cottell

Higher hedge Guardian

Japan: Foreign reserves hit record $776.86 billion Japan Times  / Hiroko Nakata

China to Hold Budget Deficit Stable, Increase Rural Welfare Bloomberg




Behind jobless numbers, the picture looks even worse Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

KS: Kansas farmers find a lucrative sideline in lumber Wichita Eagle / Phyllis Jacobs Griekspoor

Financial Reckoning Day Lew Rockwell / Mark Thornton

PA: Greedy, Greedier, Greediest can’t seem to agree Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Jack Markowitz

Jobs that won't go overseas San Francisco Chronicle / Kathleen Pender

Dollar Expected to Rise on Likely Bank of Japan Interventions Knight Ridder via Miami Herald / Mutsuo Fukushima

London Is City Home to Most Billionaires, Sunday Times Reports Bloomberg

Software takeover battle Mercury News / Chris O’ Brien

Does Disney really need to be fixed? AP via Orange County Register / Gary Gentile

Stewart, Eisner pay the price for all bad CEOs Orlando Sentinel / Susan Strother Clarke

Individual Retirement Account hits 30-year mark AP via Indianapolis Star / Eileen Alt Powell

Debt on a grand scale Denver Post / Aldo Svaldi

Martha has earned her stripes Denver Post / Al Lewis

States submit new sales tax bill AP via Fresno Bee / Michael Gormley

Citigroup faces more pressure in Brazil FT / Jonathan Wheatley

PepsiCo, General Electric Say Efficiency Drive Slowing Hiring Bloomberg

WA: The growing force of 2 Asian economies Seattle Times / Stephen Dunphy

U.S. job surge could come too late for Bush Reuters / Andrea Hopkins

Oil prices keep climbing as tensions rise in Venezuela AFP via Taipei Times

CA: Pump Prices Just a Drop in the Bucket of Fuel Woes LA Times / James Flanigan

CA: The middle-class housing squeeze LA Times / Allison B. Cohen

Emotional Striptease, and Other Paths to Ethics NY Times / Amy Wu

Productivity and Jobs: The Political Vagaries NY Times / Daniel Gross

Now Shell faces US legal storm Guardian - Observer / Oliver Morgan

New ball game, same old team Guardian - Observer / Faisal Islam

No more beating about the Bush Guardian - Observer / William Keegan

Conflicts at the heart of the EIB Guardian - Observer / Giles Tremlett

France's growth to top forecasts BBC News

Machines continue takeover Chicago Tribune / James P. Miller

Assessing California's Stopgap Bond Sale NY Times / Kenneth N. Gilpin

Why an S.E.C. Hurdle Won't Stop Fund Speculators NY Times / Mark Hulburt

Stockholders don't share fairy-tale ending Philadelphia Inquirer / Jeff Brown

CA: Home Market Boom Showing Some Strain LA Times / Don Lee

U.S. housing boom poised for a bust Knight Ridder via Philadelphia Inquirer / Ken Moritsugu

Earnings double -- and Buffett's not happy Chicago Sun Times / Joe Ruff

Prediction: Stocks will outperform bonds and cash Boston Herald / Alan Lavine

Retail Sales Seen Rebounding in February: U.S. Economy Preview Bloomberg

Figuring out the jobs mystery is a not-so-little job itself Baltimore Sun / Jay Hancock

For unemployment, the cure is likely worse than the disease Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Gregory M. Drahuschak

Are Peanuts No Longer Enough? NY Times / Micheline Maynard

The Bulls Are Back. The Brokers Are Wary. NY Times / J. Alex Tarquino

It's your birthday, stock rally! CNN / Alexandra Twin

Insiders are selling; is bear on the prowl? Minneapolis St. Paul Star Tribune / Mike Blahnik

Why Isn't Japan Part of U.S. Election Debate? Bloomberg / David DeRosa



Many in U.S. behind on their credit cards UPI / T.K. Maloy

The dark side of federal debt Contra Costa Times / Steve Butler

Do Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac pose a threat to the economy Brookes News / Dr. Frank Shostack

The US economy: jobs and recovery Brookes News / Gerard Jackson

Charlie Brown economics UPI / Martin Hutchinson

UK should be “more forceful” over pension saving Investment and Pensions Europe

Trading surges, in a whisper NY Daily News / Tom van Riper

A Greenspan put -- for now? CBS Market Watch via Prudent Bear / John Brimelow

Who says there's no credit crisis? Washington Post via Contra Costa Times / Michelle Singletary

7-Eleven to add outlets in Beijing China Business Week via People’s Daily

Time to jack up interest rates? CNN / Mark Gongloff

U.S. 10-Year Notes Surge to Biggest 2-Day Gain Since September Bloomberg

Argentina plays 'chicken' with IMF BBC News

Thailand's economy grows by 6.7% BBC News

PA: Office centers rebounding by selling more than space Philadelphia Inquirer / Henry J. Holcomb

How To Hedge A Bad Trial Forbes / Michael Maiello

Job Shortage Is Kerry's Best Bet to Unseat Bush From His LA Times / Ronald Brownstein

G-10 Central Banks Say World Recovery `Strengthening' Bloomberg

U.S. Gas Prices a Penny Short of Record AP via Newsday

Why They Hate the Market Ludwig von Mises Institute / Art Carden

Fannie and Freddie Need a Tougher Cop Watching Them Bloomberg / John Wasik

A Risky World Newsweek via MSNBC and Fiend’s SuperBear Page / Karen Lowry Miller

All Real Estate, All the Time Lew Rockwell / Robert Blumen

CA: Raises for top brass? LA Daily News / James Nash

MA: `Free care' rise causing stress: Economy can't keep up with cost Boston Herald / Jennifer Heldt Powell

Jurors explain why they found Stewart guilty AP via Detroit Free Press

Funds: Investors should consider inflation risks Reuters / Clint Willis

US Treasuries extend huge rally, bears in retreat Reuters / Wayne Cole

Social Security change could affect strategy Detroit Free Press / Susan Tompor

HSBC, SG Cowen Say Goodbye to `Buy' and `Sell' Bloomberg / Matthew Lynn

U.S. Notes Rise on Speculation Fed Will Leave Rate Unchanged Bloomberg

TX: Changing overtime Dallas Fort Worth Star Telegram / Andrea Ahles

Heeding the Oracle CNN / Kathleen Hayes

UK: Bloated banks turn into targets Telegraph / Ian Cowie

Crude Oil May Open Little Changed After Protests in Venezuela Bloomberg

Russia and China get Saudi gas deal NY Times via IHT / Simon Romero

Automakers keep close eye on rising steel prices AP via Arizona Republic / John Porretto

Shell denies inflating figures to earn bonus Telegraph / Simon Goodley

Sage of Omaha wins on buffeted dollar London Times / Martin Waller

A brighter outlook for Social Security Christian Science Monitor / David R. Francis

A Week's Worth Christian Science Monitor / Laurent Belsie

China opens door to Christianity - of a patriotic sort Christian Science Monitor / Robert Marquand

U.S. Treasury Note Sentiment Index Rises to Highest 3 Months Bloomberg

Dollar May Decline for First Week in Four as Rates Stay Low Bloomberg



Thomas Cook falls deeper into red BBC News

UK: The mother of parliamentary rows The Economist

Federal Home Loan Banks seek higher returns-study Reuters / Mark Felsenthal

Low rates spur boom in US junk bond sales Reuters / Dena Aubin

N.Y.C. Won't Contest MAC Injunction Bond Buyer / Martin Z. Braun

Productivity gains take toll on workers LA Times via Contra Costa Times / David Streitfeld

U.S. must not hide from global market, Bush says Cox via Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Kerry Nears Nomination with Wins in South Reuters / John Whitesides

Former Bush adviser sees good job growth this year Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / Avrum D. Lank

Has the Japanese economy waddled out of depression? People’s Daily

A Real Choice Daily Standard / Irwin M. Stelzer

Promises, Promises NY Times / Paul Krugman

How Flip-Flop Kills Kerry NY Post / Dick Morris

Members Blast Buyback of Money Losing Amex NY Post / Jenny Anderson

Amtrak Funding Blasted Bond Buyer / Humberto Sanchez

The chorus of boos for Buffett undeserved Denver Post / Al Lewis

Herb lore from the Sage of Omaha The Economist

Shellshocked The Economist

In debt from Day One Christian Science Monitor / Melanie Stetson Freeman

MA: Doctors feeling pinched Boston Globe / Liz Kowalczyk

CA: Gas sets local record: $2.22 a gallon San Diego Union Tribune / Frank Green

DC: Gas seen hitting $2 per gallon Washington Times / Tom Ramstack

CA: Report Triples Figure in O.C. Fraud Case LA Times / E. Scott Reckard

Government, Amtrak both failed AP via Washington Times

Nasdaq 5,000: Four years later CNN / Paul R. La Monica

Encyclopedias collect dust in online world AP via Seattle Times / May Wong

Exporting America: false choices CNN / Lou Dobbs

MD: City's debt placed on credit watch list AP via Baltimore Sun

Treasury Yields Continue to Drop LA Times / Tom Petruno

Canada: Royal Bank study suggests household debt warnings are exaggerated CP via / Nancy Carr

In selloff, Dow also erases most of its profits since January AP via Baltimore Sun / Michael Martinez

Outsourcing: Good or Evil? Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Dave Copeland

A Graham-to-Buffett Guide to Value Investing Bloomberg / John Dorfman

Index Funds Fall Into Trap of Their Own Designing Bloomberg / Chet Currier

The States of Employment National Review / Radley Balko

Takeover of FleetBoston gets key OK Boston Herald / Jay Fitzgerald

What’s Wrong with Insider Trading? National Review / Stephen Moore

As Yale's Bush, Kerry Tussle, Where's Harvard? Bloomberg / Andrew Ferguson

Sovereign Bancorp to Buy Waypoint for $980 Million Bloomberg

German Output Falls as Economy Struggles Bloomberg

Argentina May Default on $3.1 Billion IMF Debt Today Bloomberg

No MTV, CBS on DISH Reuters via CNN

Discouraged Americans dropping out of work force Bloomberg via Morning Call / Simon Kennedy and Craig Torres

Federal Reserve approves merger of Bank of America, Fleet Boston Financial Morning Call

Winter killed 7% of wheat, early report says AP via Wichita Eagle

Dollar Falls Against Euro on Prospects for U.S. Interest Rates Bloomberg

Bahrain: Bonds subscribed Gulf Daily News

Tanigaki Says Japan Yen Sales Don't Target Any Levels Bloomberg

India's Asset Sales Attract Overseas Investors Bloomberg / Andy Mukherjee




U.S. Stocks Fall; S&P 500, Dow Have Biggest Drop Since October Bloomberg / Edgar Ortega

SEC requests ING information Reuters via CNN

Bush to pick 'manufacturing czar' CNN / John King

Bonds slip lower New York (AP) via SF Gate

SEC considers ways to protect mutual fund investors AP via Sacramento Bee / Marcy Gordon,

Dollar rallies anew despite widening deficit Financial Times / Steve Johnson

Carry on with Wayward Bonds? National Review / Larry Kudlow

Fed's Rate Policy Makes Some Economists Uneasy Bloomberg / John Berry

Displaced employees fight to keep work in U.S. Knight Ridder via Akron Beacon Journal / Jane M. Von Bergen

Banc of America Fined Record $10 Mln in Trading Case Bloomberg

Berkshire Should Pay A Dividend Forbes / Ari Weinberg

South Korean Agency to Bail Out 400,000 Individuals Bloomberg

Canada: Record pump prices forecast Toronto Star / Dana Flavelle

Argentine Bondholders Skeptical About IMF Agreement Bloomberg

Europe Can Open Its Doors Because Nobody's Coming Bloomberg / Matthew Lynn

Rate drop spurs mortgage demand Reuters via CNN

CA: Study downplays housing shortage Sacramento Bee / Andrew LePage

KS: Tough times still on tap for landlords Wichita Eagle / Dan Voorhis  

Trade gap hits new record CNN

PA: State Lost 31,800 Factory Jobs Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Dave Copeland

CT: Jobs: Silver Cloud, Dark Lining Hartford Courant / Michael Remez

State Street receives SEC market timing subpoena Investment and Pensions Europe

Talking Tough on Trade, or Knowing When to Duck NY Times / Elizabeth Becker

Russia: Investors Breathe Sigh of Relief Moscow Times / Alex Fak

Yen May Advance; Current Account Surplus Widens, Spending Gains Bloomberg

Peerless leader Christian Science Monitor / Robert Harbison

Japan: Snow blasts currency market intervention Japan Times

Treasuries May Gain; Fed May Hold Rates Until More Jobs Created Bloomberg

China and Its Yuan Feel Wal-Mart's Impact Bloomberg / William Pesek, Jr.

Argentina avoids a default to IMF Reuters and AP via IHT

Oil prices leap, but no major economic damage yet in U.S. NY Times via IHT / Simon Romero

AMT Hits IRS Commissioner Newsday / James Toedtman



Can Putin keep Russia bubbling? BBC News

PA: Region loses 12.700 jobs in 2003 Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Thomas Olson

Greenspan: Employment Will Grow, Unless Protectionism Intervenes Newsmax

Speech by Chairman Greenspan on Education Federal Reserve Board / Alan Greenspan

Smile, these are good times. Truly The Economist

Dow Closes Down 169 on Madrid Bombings AP via Dallas Fort Worth Star-Telegram / Meg Richards

Church and State in Court Ruling: Calif. Cannot Issue for Religious Schools / Rich Saskal

The Bond Market Association Releases Exposure Draft of 2004 Practice Guidelines For Trading GSE European Callable Securities The Bond Market Association

Canada Bonds Decline After Factory Report, Greenspan Comments Bloomberg / Steve Dickson

Greenhill, Merger Pioneer, Files to Raise $86.3 Mln Bloomberg / Brett Cole; Dan Lonkevich

SEC: Ex-Conseco execs misled investors AP via Indystar

Dead' deal resurrected, Qwest attorney testifies Rocky Mountain news / Jeff Smith

Nashville businessman readies move to China Tennessean / Keith Russell

Even supporters worry that Bush has a PR problem when it comes to talking about jobs, growth. CNN / Mark Gongloff

Oracle meets estimates CNN / Paul R. La Monica

Oil rallies Reuters via CNN

Greenspan-Trade limits no answer to US job losses Reuters / Glenn Somerville

Cheney's ex-firm blasted over Iraq Detroit Free Press / Seth Borenstein

Outside of autos, retail sales cool; jobless claims dip Reuters via USA Today

Industries back illegals plan The Washington Times / Patrice Hill

Users of steel alarmed by spiraling cost The Washington Times / Jeffrey Sparshott

Why Alan Greenspan Is Worried About Social Security New York Post / John Crudele

Bond rally pauses as prices dip slightly Mercury News Wire Services

Finance Industry Left Guessing How New Regulator Will Work The Moscow Times / Alex Fak

USS awards E5.6bn to Wellington, Goldman and L&G Investment & Pensions Europe / Daniel Brooksbank

Import surge pushes up trade deficit China Daily / Dai Yan

Sino-Kazakh oil pipeline to begin construction People’s Daily

A `Taiwan first' policy will help the economy Taipei Times / Huang Tien-lin



Minneapolis Fed survey finds manufacturers optimistic Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

Hitting an Oil Slick? National Review / John Park

Venezuela Sells $1.5 Bln of Dollar and Bolivar Bonds Bloomberg

Congress Gets Decent Forbes / Dan Ackman

Chile Peso Slips for 4th Week as Copper Falls Bloomberg

Outsourcing 'will create' US jobs BBC News

Living paycheck to paycheck CNN / Walter Updegrave

The Jobless Recovery: A Cause For Concern, Not Alarm National Journal via Wealth of Nations and Real Clear Politics Clive Crook

Mass graves testify to Saddam's atrocities UPI / John Powers

The Search for a Winning Combo National Journal via AEI and Real Clear Politics / William Schneider

MN: Mortgage rates near record low Minneapolis St Paul Star Tribune / Jim Buchta

Crude Oil Tumbles as Senate Votes to Halt Deliveries to Reserve Bloomberg

Muni Regulator Considers Banning Use of Consultants Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

Size Matters in Investing, Even to Warren Buffett Bloomberg / Chet Currier

Argentina: The debt dilemma Guardian

Speech by Chairman Greenspan on Worker Education Federal Reserve Board / Alan Greenspan

Greenspan thinks hiring will speed up soon AP via Chicago Sun Times / Martin Crutsinger

Combination of factors could drive up gas prices: report AP via Chicago Sun Times / Bruce Stanley

L.A. Considers Selling Its Name Fox News via Newsmax

MCI writes down $74B in losses AP via Baltimore Sun / Matthew Barakat

Mortgage rates plunge; 30-year averages 5.41% USA Today

Roh goes, for now The Economist

Can they can spam? The Economist

Stock market sinking over jobless concerns Philadelphia Inquirer / Todd Mason

Companies crow about keeping jobs in the USA USA Today

Do Falling Interest Rates Cause Investors to Take Dangerous Risks? NY Times / Floyd Norris

Wall Street stages early rebound FT / Elizabeth Wine

Bourses rally as Wall Street stages rebound FT / Steve Thompson and Dave Shellock

US Corp Bonds-Spreads tighten as stocks rise Reuters

US current account gap shrinks, consumers cautious Reuters / Eric Burroughs

U.S. Notes Fall as Investors Balk at Yields Near 8-Month Low Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton

Senate passes $2.36 trillion budget AP via Christian Science Monitor / Alan Fram

Current Account Gap Narrows Unexpectedly Reuters via New York Times

S&P affirms Xcel Energy long-term corp credit rtg Reuters

Japanese firms help U.S. airliners keep aloft IHT / Ken Belson

SEC seeks uniform rules for accounting worldwide International Herald Tribune / Floyd Norris

Fed on hold, but bond buyers beware CNN / Mark Gongloff

WorldCom Restates Results, Has $73.7 Bln of Losses Bloomberg / Dana Cimilluca

Bomb attack hits stocks worldwide BBC News

Yen Declines on Newspaper Report Al-Qaeda May Target Japan Bloomberg / John Brinsley

Companies Pushed to Adopt International Audit Standards NY Times / Floyd Norris

$5Bln Frozen in Yukos Probe The Moscow Times / Catherine Belton

Sweden's Riksbank May Cut Key Rate to Century-Low in April Bloomberg / Dara Doyle

Abramovich in talks to sellnSibneft stake - FT Reuters

IRS audits more high-income taxpayers, fewer corporations AP via The Arizona Republic

Financial advisers face deadline Business Day

Banker Files to Take Firm Public, Putting His Pay Package on View New York Times / Andrew Ross Sorkin & Patrick McGeehan

At Shell, New Accounting and Rosier Oil Outlook New York Times / Stephen Labaton & Jeff Gerth




Canadian debt soars Toronto Star

CA: Public payroll soars LA Daily News / Troy Anderson

Kerry Raises $10 Million Through Internet in 10 Days Bloomberg

CA: Resale houses see 23 percent boost over February '03 San Diego Union Tribune / Roger M. Showley

'Offshoring' overblown as a problem Boston Globe / Stephen J. Glain

OPEC Divided on Dealing with Price Surge Reuters / Barbara Lewis and Edmund Blair

Euro Slides Against Dollar on Signs of Slowing Growth in Europe Bloomberg

Greenspan warns on trade barriers Boston Globe / Robert Gavin

Asia's mass debt weapon points to US Sydney Morning Herald

Australia: Currency cowboys' last stand Sydney Morning Herald

Credit card company says it with Hallmark AP via Washington Times

Under the crush of debt Dallas Morning News / Anuradha Raghunathan

Globalization Blurs Lineage Of U.S., Foreign Cars Philadelphia Inquirer via Hartford Courant / Harold Brubaker

FL: Number of overnight visits up 5.4% in '03 South Florida Sun Sentinel / Tom Stieghorst

Mortgage rates near record low Reuters via ABC News / Arindam Nag

Insurance Number Crunchers Face Criticism Reuters via ABC News / Simon Challis

Gasoline heats up ahead of summer CBS Market Watch / August Cole

The euro debate will not be won with conviction politics Guardian / Larry Elliott

UK: Lenders urged to offer all deals to all people Guardian / Mary O'Hara and Patrick Collinson

SEC probes Grasso influence-peddling AP via NY Daily News

China's Need for Metal Keeps U.S. Scrap Dealers Scrounging NY Times / Andrew Pollack and Keith Bradsher

CA: Unemployment rate unchanged in state Sacramento Bee / Dale Kasler

CA: Temp Job Surge Is Fueling Optimism LA Times / Nancy Cleeland and Don Lee

CA: State Posts Modest Gain in Payrolls LA Times / Don Lee

You Want Data With That? Forbes / Daniel Kruger

UK: Swings, roundabouts and the mortgage rollercoaster Telegraph / Alison Steed

Japan: Corporate bankruptcies slipped 23.8% in February Japan Times



U.S. Debt Burden Is Higher Now than During Depression, Study Says Knight Ridder via Dallas Morning News and Miami Herald / Danielle DiMartino

Computers rule free time, too Tallahassee Democrat / Rocky Scott

OPEC Is Set to Cut Oil Supply Next Month, Two Ministers Say Bloomberg

Is Lou Dobbs a Communist? Lew Rockwell / Mark Thornton

NY: Many fuming over soaring gas costs NY Daily News / Lisa Fleisher and Don Singleton

Faith in funds hinges on improvement Boston Globe / Chuck Jaffe

MBA degree no longer ticket to wealth Dallas Morning News via Contra Costa Times / Kathering Young

All emerging debt eyes on Madrid Reuters / Greg Brosman

TX: End of the line for Texas Growth Fund? Austin American Statesman / Robert elder, Jr.

Canada: Expected deflation in clothing good news for customers, bad for retailers CP via / Nancy Carr

Congress-s-s-s Washington Post via Real Clear Politics / Robert G. Kaiser

Al Qaeda Fears May Hit World Markets Reuters / Huw Jones

This Week Wall Street Journal via Denver Post

They wrote the book on uselessness Denver Post / Al Lewis

Oh, That's Just Ol' Uncle Sam Wall Street Journal via Denver Post / Jonathan Clements

Buffet still takes stock in boosting small investor Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Jack Markowitz

All This Progress Is Killing Us, Bite by Bite NY Times / Gregg Easterbrook

America’s Work Force is Eroding Bloomberg via Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Simon Kennedy and Craig Torres

Asian outsourcing is in Seattle Times / Stephen Dunphy

Oil prices likely to keep wallets light for a while Baltimore Sun / Jay Hancock

Group opposing global outsourcing interesting, but faces uphill battle Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / John Torinus

Buffett blasts Strong directors Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / Kathleen Gallagher

Jobs place 2nd in the race to please investors Chicago Tribune / Bill Barnhart

A leader in Fed moving on AP via Philadelphia Inquirer / Stephanie Stoughton

Wall Street Sheds 2004 Gains in Two Days AP via Chicago Tribune / Meg Richards

Production, Consumer Prices Seen Rising: U.S. Economy Preview Bloomberg

Target gets ready to take on Wal-Mart Minneapolis St. Paul Star Tribune / Janet Moore

UK: Brown 'to tackle housing' in Budget BBC News

UK: Forget politics - it's all about the economy, stupid Guardian – Observer / Faisal Islam

UK: Build more cheap homes or crisis goes on, Brown told Guardian – Observer / Nick Mathiason

UK: We cannot keep on spending our future Guardian – Observer / Sandy Crombie

UK: Our Robin Hood's uphill struggle Guardian – Observer / Faisal Islam

Little Secrets Behind the Profits NY Times / Gretchen Morgenson

Investors, Do Not Try This at Home NY Times / Paul J. Lim

The Man Behind Grasso's Payday NY Times / Landon Thomas, Jr.

China's Economic Engine Needs Power (Lots of It) NY Times / Jim Yardley

UK: Poor banks Telegraph



Will the selling continue? Knight Ridder via Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

TX: Home sales in Houston zing ahead Houston Chronicle / Purva Patel

CA: Water, Water Everywhere Bond Buyer / Rich Saskal

What determines wages? Brookes News / Dr. Frank Shostak

US productivity and the jobless mystery Brookes News / Gerard Jackson

Buffett-led group acquires Safeco unit Reuters via CNN

Bush narrowly leading Kerry in poll CBS Market Watch / Corbett B. Daly

PA: Pension's daredevil strategy hits huge Philadelphia Inquirer / Joseph N. DiStefano

FL: Gov. Bush says Florida should cut debt with new tax revenue AP via South Florida Sun Sentinel

Fear Pushes Oil Prices Up More Than $1 Reuters

The Explanatory Power of Economic Logic Ludwig von Mises Institute / Robert P. Murphy

Yen Surges on Nikkei Report BOJ May Curtail Its Currency Sales Bloomberg

Putin’s one-man show continues The Economist

Fed May Wait Until Next Year to Raise Interest Rates Bloomberg

The Tax Washington Isn't Going to Fix Bloomberg / John Wasik

TN: Manufacturing numbers suggest hiring on horizon Nashville Tennessean / Getahn Ward

IMF Survey International Monetary Fund

Jobs Hunter: No one knows for certain where they are National Review / Bruce Bartlett

Is Risk-Aversion Back? National Review / David Malpass

Silver, Deflation, Gold and Bonds Speculative Investor via Safehaven / Steve Saville

BOJ Considers `Exit Strategy' for Yen Sales Bloomberg / Richard Blackden

Japanese Bonds Fall; Stock Rally Lures Investors Away From Debt Bloomberg / Keiko Ujikane

Greenspan deserves credit AP via Dallas Fort Worth Star Telegram / Susan Walsh

U.S. 10-Yr Treasury Rises as Foreign Investors Boost Purchases Bloomberg

Bonds Looking Better to Wall St. LA Times via Hartford Courant / Tom Petruno and Josh Friedman

Hanging in the balance CNN / Alexandra Twin

Astronomers find 10th planet AP via USA Today and Drudge Report

Industrial Production Increased 0.7% Bloomberg

More CFOs Get Rich on Options / Stephen Taub

UK: Brown on brink of breaking golden rule Telegraph / Edmund Conway

Benefits to Homebuyers Freddie Mac

Spain: After the train bombs, a political bombshell The Economist

Industrial Production and Capacity Utilization Federal Reserve Board

Empire Stae Manufacturing Federal Reserve Bank of New York

New York Fed's March Factory Index Falls to 25.3 Bloomberg

U.S. jobs continue march overseas Sacramento Bee via Fresno Bee / Clint Swett

MI: A look at the proposals to stop the outflow of manufacturing work Detroit Free Press / John Gallagher

RAB, BlueCrest Lead Way in Hedge-Fund Share Sales Bloomberg / Matthew Lynn

VA: Signs beginning to show when Fed will raise rates Virginia Times Dispatch / Christine Chmura

Social Security needs long-term overhaul, not campaign slogans Christian Science Monitor / Tim Penny

Inflation: why you don't have to worry – yet Christian Science Monitor / David R. Francis

S. Korea seeks stability after debacle Christian Science Monitor / Donald Kirk

Japanese Bond Futures Decline as Stocks Gain, Damping Demand Bloomberg

Japan's Checkbook Shifts From China to India Bloomberg / William Pesek Jr.

Dollar May Be Nearing End of Two-Year Slide Against Euro, Pound Bloomberg