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Opec's struggle to keep oil prices high BBC News / Andrew Walker

Canada: Local consumer bankruptcies remain high in February Ottawa Business Journal / Leo Valiquette

TX: Rise in jobs may be a blip Dallas Morning News / Steve Brown

Monetary Policy and Imbalances Federal Reserve Board / Donald L. Kohn

Financial education and Jump$tart survey Federal Reserve Board / Ben S. Bernanke

Is Alan Greenspan a Malignant Alien Life Form? Lew Rockwell / Steven LaTulippe

U.S. Treasuries in tight band as job data looms Reuters

Airport Bonds May Face Head Wind on UAL Ruling LA Times / James F. Peltz

Senate Panel Approves Shelby's Fannie, Freddie Bill Bloomberg / James Tyson

Statement of OFHEO Director Regarding Fannie Mae Accounting Review OFHEO via Prudent Bear / Armando Falcon Jr.

As jobless rate falls, benefits also shrink Seattle Post Intelligencer / Paul Nyhan

Crude falls $1.49 to $34.27 a barrel Reuters via Houston Chronicle

Jobless Americans leaving labor pool AP via Baltimore Sun / Leigh Strope

Bank of America Closes FleetBoston Merger AP via Newsday / Martin Finucane

Number portability hurting AT&T Wireless AP via Chicago Sun Times / Bruce Meyerson

MD: Grocery contract a 2-tiered omen Baltimore Sun / Stacey Hirsch

Investor outrage has cooled -- for now Seattle Post Intelligencer / Bill Virgin

Mexico's economy regaining momentum, official says San Diego Union Tribune / Diane Lindquist

PIMCO to use more credit derivatives in investment Reuters

Doctor, My Eyes Pimco / Paul McCulley

Anything But Treasuries — and JGBs Pimco / Bill Gross

Treasury's Snow upbeat on March U.S. jobs report Reuters / Jonathan Nicholson

The Yen Surges and the BOJ Isn't Interested Bloomberg / David DeRosa

Stock funds slowly recovering from clawing by bear Detroit Free Press / Susan Tompor

IA: Record soybean plantings seen Des Moines Register / Anne Fitzgerald

Euro interest rate left unchanged BBC News

Reed to Remain NYSE Chairman for a Year, Thain Says Bloomberg / Jed Horowitz

Traders Testing Tokyo's Commitment to the Dollar NY Times / Jonathan Fuerbringer

OPEC could send oil to $40 a barrel AP via Morning Call / Susanna Loof

The golden spigot The Economist

Metal prices The Economist

Gas Prices May Shock Lawmakers Into Action Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Jack Markowitz

Oil prices mixed, traders doubt OPEC cut compliance Reuters via Forbes / Toby Reynolds

Berlusconi's desperate gamble The Economist

Is there a there, there? The Economist

30-year mortgage weekly rise largest since Dec. Reuters via Forbes

U.S. Treasury Notes Extend Declines; Manufacturing Index Rises Bloomberg / Robert Burgess

Here Lies Greenspan, Not for Considerable Period Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

Still clear as mud Economist

Gas prices around the world CNN

ISM index rises CNN

The unstoppable, surging yen Economist

Fed, Analysts Differ on Inflation Bottoming Out Bloomberg / John M. Berry

Economic Scene NY Times / Alan B. Krueger

The Cost of Expensing Stock Options / Stephen Taub

Euro Weakens as Growth May Slow, ECB May Move Toward Rate Cut Bloomberg / Yumi Kuramitsu and Taizo Hirose

OPEC Agrees to Push Prices Higher Moscow Times / Valeria Korchagina



Deutsche Bank Seeks Backing to Buy Back Up to 10% of Shares Bloomberg / Vita Bekker

Europe struggles to agree IMF pick, as others grumble AFP via EU Business

Statehouse races: overlooked, not overrated / Pamela M. Prah

Donor states want larger share of transit dollars USA today via / Ledyard King

Bush and Kerry on gas UPI / Ian Campbell

Bush administration opposes Senate GSE bill Reuters / Mark Felsenthal

CIBC, Royal Bank raise mortgage rates CP via Toronto Star

Bond Market Recommended Easter Hours / Bond Market Association

Pimco's Gross: U.S. Treasuries, Fed Policy and Inflation (audio) Bloomberg

US Treasury's Snow sees recovery in manufacturing Reuters

US Corp Bonds-Spreads narrow after jobs report Reuters / Dan Wilchins

U.S. Accounting Watchdogs Try to Shut Barn Door Bloomberg / Lee Berton

Japan: Almost 1 million graduates start work Japan Times

Bush Says Jobs Report Shows Economy Getting Stronger Bloomberg / Roger Runningen

Washington events for April 5 – 9 CBS Market Watch

House Approves New Pension Funding Formula Newsday / Mary Dalrymple

U.S. employment on the rise, but concerns remain Dallas Morning News / Dianne Solis

Bush's Re-Election Bid May Hinge on a Treasury Tumble Bloomberg / Mark Tannenbaum

Emerging Market Bonds Fall After U.S. Economy Creates Jobs Bloomberg / Michael Smith

Crude rises 12 cents to $34.39 a barrel Reuters via Houston Chronicle

Estimates of Job Creation Versus the Facts NY Times / Eduardo Porter

U.S. receiving more 'outsourced' jobs than it's losing Bloomberg via Contra Costa Times / Art Pine

Putnam chief got $13.1m in 2003 Boston Globe / Beth Healy

Languishing in a bad economy Boston Globe / Kimberly Blanton

Markets bet surge in jobs puts Fed back in picture Reuters / Victoria Thieberger

Pennsylvania OKs $1.1B Stimulus Plan Bond Buyer / Jill D’Ambrosio

Hopeful signs of a job-full recovery Economist

The Fiscally Promiscuous Candidate National Review / Cesar Conda and Eric V. Schlecht

Home Is The Heart (Of The Matter) Contrary Investor via Safehaven

Born to Be Mild! Quiet Comeback of Balanced Funds Bloomberg / Chet Currier

Latin American Bonds Fall After U.S. Economy Adds Jobs in March Bloomberg / Michael Smith

Kerry Raises Record $50 Million in 3 Months for Election Effort Bloomberg / Michael Forsythe

A Rite of Spring Ludwig von Mises Institute / William L. Anderson

Treasuries Have Biggest Drop Since July as Economy Adds Jobs Bloomberg / Mark Tannenbaum

U.S. job growth soars CNN / Mark Gongloff

Russia: Corporate Foreign Debt Jumps 56% to $75Bln Moscow Times / Alex Fak

Australian Dollar's Advance Stalls as Higher Rates Slow Growth Bloomberg / Chris Young

In Japan, Confidence in a Recovery Is Spreading NY Times / Todd Zaun

The wages of bad accounting IHT / Floyd Norris

CO: Inflation looming in mountain states, says report AP via Denver Post

Saudis vow to avoid oil shortages BBC News


A Tide in the Affairs of Men Capital Insight via Lew Rockwell / Sean Corrigan

Humble Argentine pie for IMF BBC News / Humphrey Hawksley

CA: CalPERS pushes accountability LA Daily News / Jabulani Leffal

WI: Jobs picture incomplete Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / Joel Dresang

CBO disputes options argument Mercury News / Mark Schwanhausser and Jim Puzzanghera

CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE: Out-of-court settlement of ownership

suit favored Bloomberg via Chicago Tribune

308,000 reasons to rejoice U.S. adds 'blowout' number of new jobs Star Tribune / Mike Blahnik And H.J. Cummins

For smaller gov., spend more UPI / Cesar Conda and Eric V. Schlecht

Five good reasons why the decline of the United States is nigh Taipei Times / Jeffrey Sachs

Growing older than Florida Dallas Morning News / Scott Burns

U.S. Grocery Deals Back on the Radar Reuters / Tom Johnson

Taiwan: Goldman Sachs forecasts GDP growth of 6.3% Taipei Times / Jessie Ho

US economy controls Taiwan's Taipei Times / Chao Wen-heng

Dollar Rally Friday Helps Currency Recoup Early Week Losses Bloomberg / Heather Bandur and Vivianne Rodrigues

Treasuries Have Biggest Drop Since July as Economy Adds Jobs Bloomberg / Mark Tannenbaum

Bank lobbying for room to grow Boston Globe / Sasha Talcott

The Coming Generational Storm via Safehaven / John Mauldin

Did you blow your chance to refi? CNN / Sarah Max

Canada Two-Year Bond Posts Biggest Weekly Gain in Five Months Bloomberg / Joshua Krongold

U.S. firms skip federal income tax Morning Call

The takeoff in jobs Rocky Mountain News via Real Clear Politics

WI: U.S. adds a robust 308,000 jobs Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / Joel Dresang

UK: Outsourcing and poor performance cost 2,500 jobs Guardian / Heather Stewart



State Tax Agencies Ferret Out Scofflaws AP via Pittsburgh Tribune Review

Almost anyone can pick a winner in election-year market St Louis Post Dispatch / David Nicklaus

Tyco Juror Rips Prosecution in Article AP via Newsday

Gates loses No. 1 spot in net worth Reuters via CNN

With raid, Japan adds to concerns over Microsoft AP via Orlando Sentinel / Yuri Kageyama

Older point of view Seattle Times / Stephen Dunphy

UK: Why we're all going to India Guardian – Observer / Mark Kobayashi-Hillary

Services Expanding, Import Costs Rise: U.S. Economy Preview Bloomberg / Carlos Torres

How to Handle Two Giants? Carefully Wall Street Journal via Denver Post / Craig Karmin

Speculation fuels oil, gas prices Miami Herald / Ken Moritsugu

Fears of a supply crunch heighten, confusing traders Reuters via Taipei Times

An important lesson for American workers is that Charles Ponzi ran out of people Kansas City Star via Miami Herald / Mark Davis

OPEC: Don't blame us Reuters via CNN

Imagining a $7-a-Gallon Future NY Times / Daniel Yergin

MN: Productivity is up, but so is burnout Star Tribune / H.J. Cummins

Silicon Valley Seeks Peace in War With Microsoft NY Times / John Markoff

UK: Salary gap hits first-time buyers BBC News

The only thing faltering is media objectivity Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Jack Kelly

Manufacturing States Fight for Factories Reuters via ABC News / Jon Hurdle

Services Expanding, Import Costs Rise: U.S. Economy Preview Bloomberg / Carlos Torres

Interest-rate jump cools refi mania Bloomberg via South Florida Sun Sentinel / Kathleen M. Howley and Al Yoon

Debt level places US at risk Boston Globe / Charles Stein

Job gains recall '90s slump, recovery Baltimore Sun / Jay Hancock

Job rise a downer in some quarters Philadelphia Inquirer / Andrew Cassel

Option Pie: Overeating Is a Health Hazard NY Times  Gretchen Morgenson

Dancing, or Not, to the Dollar's Fall NY Times / Daniel Gross

Asian Central Banks and the Currency Traders Bloomberg / David DeRosa

Emerging-Market Debt Funds Calmly Earn Their Keep NY Times / Conrad De Aenlle



MSRB Muni Consultant Ban Proposed Market Integrity Key for Board Bond Buyer / Lynn Hume

NC: In a tough economy, businesses learn the benefits of bartering Charlotte Observer via Dallas Fort Worth Star Telegram / Stan Choe

From Indiana to India: Why 1 firm leapt Chicago Tribune / Michael Oneal

The World Tilts Toward China Forbes / Mitchell Martin

Spitzer throws the book at late trading FT / David Wells

Job-growth buoys economists, but kindles inflation worries AP via Chicago Sun Times / Meg Richards

World trade growth picks up speed BBC News

Venezuela Reserves Surge to $22.6 Bln, More Than Debt Bloomberg / Alex Kennedy

12,500 jobs to be cut by Bank of America AP via Minneapolis Star Tribune

CA: Exporting work San Diego Union Tribune / Dean Calbreath

Presidents and employment trends American City Business Journals via MSNBC / G. Scott Thomas

US Corp Bonds-Spreads tighten after economic data Reuters / Dena Aubin

Where are the inflation vigilantes when we need them? MSNBC / Bill Fleckenstein

Taiwan: Government seeks closer ties with US Taipei Times

Australian Central Bank Meets as Interest Rate  Seen Unchanged Bloomberg / Victoria Batchelor

Bond slide continues after ISM CNN

Canada: House prices rise: report CP via Globe and Mail

In her own defense Newsday via South Florida Sun Sentinel / Glenn Thrush

How healthy is the US banking system? Brookes News / Dr Frank Shostak

Getting it right on recessions and the 'wealth effect' Brookes News / Gerard Jackson

Eurozone bond prices recover FT / Päivi Munter

US Treasuries slugged again, by strong service data Reuters

Outsourcing Strikes Back National Review / Bruce Bartlett

Dollar Gains Against the Euro as  Service-Industry Index Climbs Bloomberg / Vivianne C. Rodrigues and Heather Bandur

Many will find gold scarce in golden years Miami Herald / Harriet Johnson Brackey

Japan's 10-Year Bonds Tumble; Yield Climbs to Five-Month High Bloomberg / Chris Cooper

The Relationship Between the Dollar and the Current Account Speculative Investor via Safehaven / Steve Saville

Morality and Economic Law: Toward a Reconciliation Ludwig von Mises Institute / Thomas E. Woods, Jr.

U.S. Treasury Notes Fall as Services Index Climbs to Record Bloomberg / Mark Tannenbaum

U.S. ISM Services Index Rises to 65.8 in March From 60.8 Bloomberg / Joe Richter

Bank of England May Boost Key Rate as Economic Growth Picks Up Bloomberg / Sam Fleming

$100m bonds to push Islamic capital market Gulf Daily News

Why OPEC is straining to reassert its authority Christian Science Monitor / Peter Grier

OPEC’s Shenanigans Financial Express

Look who's moving the market Christian Science Monitor / Thomas Watterson

When funds can't be judged by their name Christian Science Monitor / Annette Varnier

Russia: Companies Blacklisted for Iran Links Moscow Times / Simon Saradzhyan

Is Bush now less vulnerable on jobs? Christian Science Monitor / Liz Marlantes, Linda Feldmann, and David T. Cook

Treasury Buyers Most Pessimistic Since 1990 After Jobs Report Bloomberg / Mark Tannenbaum

Yen Set to Gain a Fifth Week on Economic Rebound, Survey Shows Bloomberg / Vivianne C. Rodrigues



Inflation Signals and Inflation Noise Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis / William Poole

Southwest Economy Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

The 10-year Cycle and its Effects Clif Droke Market Analysis via Safehaven / Clif Droke

Time to Dump Tech? Kiplinger / Steven Goldberg

Dollar Up on Hopes for Early US Rate Rise Reuters

Subjective Values In Fannie Mae's Bottom Line Washington Post / David S. Hilzenrath

N.J. Garvee Sale Could Come Early Bond Buyer / Jill D’Anbrosio

Corporate Tax Bill Grows Bond Buyer / Susanna Duff Barnett

Tough times require aggressive tactics CBS market Watch via Clarion Ledger / Andrea Coombes

Murdoch to Incorporate News Corp. in U.S. AP via Washington Post / Mike Corder

Canada: House prices hot and cold Toronto Star / Tony Wong

Poll: Confidence is standing still CNN

Germany's central bank hit by Welteke scandal FT / Patrick Jenkins

In Communist China, Widening Class Struggle Rages Between Rich and Poor Newsmax

Idle U.S. machinery exported Washington Times / Jeffrey Snapshott

CO: Call it Coal-orado Rocky Mountain News / Gargi Chakrabarty

Americans are too optimistic about retirement, study finds South Florida Sun Sentinel / Eileen Ambrose

Government Jobs Data Will Cost You Money NY Post / John Crudele

OPEC oil output in March highest in 3 years Bloomberg via Orlando Sentinel / Ken Miller and Mark Shenk

Euro policy crumbling as Italy joins the rebels Telegraph / Ambrose Evans-Pritchard

Gilt prices up as rate rise expectations ease FT / Päivi Munter

IMF warns of possible terror cost BBC News

30-year mortgage rate rises to 5.95% Baltimore Sun / Daniel Taylor

Asia's Stockpiles of Dollars Pose U.S. Economic Risks LA Times / Tyler Marshall

Outsourcing Is the American Way National Review / Victor A. Canto

How Much Is A Brand Worth? Forbes

Snowdrifts of Debt Ludwig von Mises Institute / Christopher Mayer

MBNA launches $1.35 bln asset-backed bond Reuters

U.S. Notes Rise; Central Banks Expected to Buoy Auction Demand Bloomberg / Mark Tannenbaum

Bush official defends global trade policies Green Bay Gazette / Pete Bach

Running On Empty Forbes / Robert Lenzner

Russia Rules Out Joining WTO in '04 Moscow Times / Lyuba Pronina

Goldman's `A-B-C' Mantra Seems to Be Working Bloomberg / Andy Mukherjee




Will nanotech save the world or be just another bubble? Baltimore Sun / Jay Hancock

Congress would put pension fix on taxpayers' backs St Louis Post Dispatch / David Nicklaus

CO: Report Backs $4.7B Denver RTD Plan Bond Buyer / Elizabeth Albanese

Two Massachusetts Issuers May Benefit From Delaying Bond Sales Bond Buyer / Johanna Piazza

The Risk of ARMs Prudent Bear via Safehaven / Chad Hudson

Patience Is a Virtue Economists Just Can't Shake Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

NV: Job hunting? Try LV Las Vegas Review Journal / Erik C. Huey

Sraffa's Production of Fallacies by Means of Fallacies Ludwig von Mises / Robert P. Murphy

Mexico Peso Falls to Lowest This Year on U.S. Rate Concern Bloomberg / Thomas Black

Canada: Major currencies gain on Loonie Ottawa Business Journal

IMF Discusses Strengthening IMF-World Bank Collaboration IMF

Consumer Credit Federal Reserve Board

SEC eyes more disclosure in asset-backed market Reuters / Kevin Drawbaugh

Tax-friendly places 2004 CNN / Jeanne Sahadi

Germany: Bundesbank puts boss 'on leave' BBC News

WA: Real estate markets still sizzling Seattle Post Intelligencer / Paul Nyhan

CO: Jobs come in U.S., go in Denver Rocky Mountain News / Krists Arellano

Japan: Regional banks endangering economy Japan Times

MN: Gilded getaways: Owners of pricey properties renting them to travelers Minneapolis Star Tribune / Jim Buchta

Heinz denies Kerry connection Washington Times / Marguerite Higgins

Yahoo 1st-Qtr Profit More Than Doubles to $101.2 Mln Bloomberg / Adam Steinhauer

When good news spells trouble The Economist

Central-bank staff The Economist

Top exporters The Economist

Crude Oil Soars on Report of Unexpected U.S. Inventory Decline Bloomberg / Mark Shenk

Labor's Lost Jobs NY Times / Tim Kane

Central Pranking John Mackenzie via Safehaven / John Mackenzie

Refinancings dip 15% after rate jump Reuters via CNN

MA: State pension hedges its bets: $1.6B put into costly funds Boston Herald / Jay Fitzgerald

Kerry Is Backwards on Taxes National Review / Bruce Bartlett

Time for Dealers to Break Silence on Consultants Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

U.S. March Import Prices Rise 0.9% Led by Petroleum Bloomberg / Joe Richter

Two-thirds of US corporates paid no taxes during profits boom Guardian / David Teather

On Exhibit: Executives' Pay and Perks Washington Post / Ben White

The Rice stuff: Is it enough? Christian Science Monitor / Howard LaFranchi

EU to warn over budget deficit caps AFP via Gulf Daily News

German cloud darkens euro zone IHT / Eric Pfanner

Baghdad's post-war oil exports reach $7.3bn UN via Gulf Daily News

China: Retail sales rise 13% in Hong Kong Bloomberg via IHT / Clare Cheung

Trichet Points ECB Policy to `Magnetic North' Bloomberg / John M. Berry

Yen Falls on Speculation Japan Investors Buying Foreign Bonds Bloomberg / John Brinsley

Government debts prices fall as auction sees demand FT / Jenny Wiggins, Barney Jopson and Paüivi Munter

In Pig Book, lawmakers go hog wild Roll Call / Sam Dealey

Reserve Bank of Australia Keeps Key Rate at 5.25% Bloomberg / Victoria Batchelor



TX: More firms may say, 'Bye, Dallas; hello, suburbs' Dallas Morning News / Steve Brown

PA: Philadelphia homeowners race to keep homes Inman News / Samantha Peterson

CA: Only 15% of S.D. households can afford median-price home San Diego Union Tribune

CA: Supply Can Not Match Demand for Homes in California Knight Ridder via Miami Herald / Wyatt Haupt

TX: Governor Perry announces new school finance plan News24 via Google News / Melissa Blasius

IL: Youth unemployment jumps in Chicago, nation: study Chicago Sun Times / Francine Knowles

Food inflation dips and apparel prices still falling: study Chicago Sun Times / Tammy Chase

1999? I don't see the bubble CNN / Michael Sivy

58 countries still reject U.S. beef San Francisco Chronicle / George Raine

TX: Will the Texas wind rush materialize? Houston Chronicle / Nelson Antosh

Crude rises 99 cents to $37.14 a barrel Reuters via Houston Chronicle

China: the new bubble? CNN / Les Christie

Grading Bush Washington Times / Daniel J. Mitchell

Rate Trend Index via Boston Herald

Putnam to Pay $110M to Settle Allegations AP via Baltimore Sun / Jennifer Peter

Foreign central banks snap up U.S. debt – Fed Reuters

Sustainable recovery needs policy action – IIF Reuters

New York Crude Oil Surges to the Biggest Weekly Gain in Year Bloomberg / Mark Shenk

Macroeconomic Outlook and Uncertainties Federal Reserve Board / Roger W. Ferguson, Jr.

Outlook for Bond Funds Could Sour if U.S. Economy Continues to Improve LA Times / Tom Petruno

Mortgage rates spike higher Chicago Tribune / John Handley

UK sees global trade gap shrink BBC News

Is Greenspan Preparing to Leave the Fed? Gillespie Research via Safehaven / Douglas R. Gillespie, Sr.

Freddie Mac Quarterly Funding Announcement and Summary Freddie Mac

Freddie Mac details second-quarter funding plans Reuters / Lynn Adler

Critics say offshore jobs don't fatten tax coffers AP via Morning Call / Rachel Konrad

Copper to Stay Close to 8-Year High, Survey Shows Bloomberg / Simon Casey

Canada: March jobless rate rises to 7.5% CP via Toronto Star

We’re nearing positive post-recession jobs territory National Review / Greg Kaza

Bush, Kerry Need to Beware of Headline Numbers Bloomberg / Gene Sperling

U.S. February Wholesale Inventories Rise 1.2%; Sales Gain 1.3% Bloomberg / Courtney Schlisserman

Bonds sink on jobless news CNN

Bank of England leaves interest rates at 4% FT / Anna Fifield

Australia: Profit taking in US dollars gives Australian currency a boost Sydney Morning Herald

Bank of England May Increase Interest Rate Soon, Survey Shows Bloomberg / Duncan Hooper

Japan Showing Signs That Recovery May Last NY Times / Todd Zain

EC says most of eurozone is flouting deficit rules Guardian / Ian Black

China, as Summer Nears, Braces for Power Shortages NY Times / Chris Buckley

Governance Rules Proposed for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Bloomberg via NY Times

Crude Oil Little Changed After Surging on Drop in U.S. Supplies Bloomberg / Sri Jegarajah

China, India Will Compete; They'll Also Team Up Bloomberg / Andy Mukherjee

Half of euro zone expected to break EU deficit rules AP via IHT 



South Korea: Banks More Than Double Assets in Eight Years Korea Times / Kim Jae-kyoung

Scrap metal prices, held aloft for months, begin to sink Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / Rick Barrett

Credit-card taxpaying awaits acceptance UPI / T.K.Maloy

Wells Fargo may bid for Strong mutual funds Minneapolis Star Tribune / Chris Serres

Skilling in New York confrontation Houston Chronicle / Mary Flood and Rod Sallee

Where Will Job Growth Come From? Clif Droke Market Analysis via Safehaven

Cash and carry The Economist

In NY, life can be very taxing Newsday / James / Toedtman

FL: Gas price law may be driven off Orlando Sentinel via South Florida Sun Sentinel / Bob Mahlburg

Fannie, Freddie Urged to Split Top Jobs / Stephen Taub

The economy may be on the mend, but for financial executives, the job opportunities aren't so great / Kate O'Sullivan

Russian real estate market set to collapse UPI via Washington Times

Goldman's Youngdahl Gets 33 Months on Insider Trading Bloomberg / David Glovin

Demand grows for fuel made with soy Wichita Eagle / Phyllis Jacobs Griekspoor

NY: Ripple in rates Newsday / Christian Murray

Muni Underwriters Set to Hang Out Help-Wanted Sign Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

The Stock Market Can Escape a Baby-Boom Time Bomb Bloomberg / Chet Currier

European Economic Liberalization: Often Forecast but Never Done NY Times / Floyd Norris

WA: Water-supply outlook Seattle Times / Stephen Dunphy

Retail marches on St Paul Pioneer Press / Scott Carlson

What Brought on the French Revolution? Ludwig von Mises Institute / H.A. Scott Trask

Japan's Bonds Gain After Iraq Fighters Take Japanese Hostages Bloomberg / Chris Cooper

Malaysia's Mr. Nice Guy Abdullah Gets Tough Bloomberg / William Pesek Jr.

Yen Heads for Losing Week on Iraq Explosions, Japanese Hostages Bloomberg / John Brinsley

Rich nations 'must back Third World aid project' Gulf Daily News

Tax plan for Russia would hit oil hardest NY Times via IHT / Erin Arvedlund

China's March Industrial Production Grows 19.4% Bloomberg / Tian Ying




Latest jobs report isn't all rosy Knight Ridder via St Louis Post Dispatch / Ken Moritsugu

TX: Texas is fertile ground for bankruptcy Houston Chronicle / Purva Patel

Driving toward perpetual debt Minneapolis Star Tribune /  John Reinan

U.S. 10-Year Treasury Note Has Third Straight Weekly Decline Bloomberg / Mark Tannenbaum

New volatility seen for Nasdaq AP via Chicago Tribune

Senators weigh big boost in Medicaid Baltimore Sun / M. William Salganik

Global outlook is brighter, says OECD Guardian / Mark Milner

Mind over investment matters Guardian / Edmond Warner

MD: Legislative victories few but significant Baltimore Sun / Meredith Cohn

SEC questions oil giants' reserves San Francisco Chronicle / Verne Kopytoff

Prices for Plywood, and Its Alternative, Keep Pushing Higher NY Times / Bernard Simon

Americans keep spending more on Easter Arizona Republic / Christine L. Romero

Soaring Steel Prices May Cost Consumers AP via Chicago Tribune / Connie Mabin

States feel heat to curb offshoring of jobs and work Gannet News via Indianapolis Star / Ledyard King

Cutting the Federal Budget to Prevent U.S. Bankruptcy Lew Rockwell / Jim Grichar

Employment Games and Other Silly Statistics Thoughts from The Frontline via Safehaven / John Mauldin

CO: Denver job loss among highest for metro areas Rocky Mountain News / David Milstead

'Disturbed' Skilling put in hospital AP via Rocky Mountain News / Donna De La Cruz

Russia looks on uneasily as the EU grows closer Taipei Times



A bubble in housing, with worries of a pop MSNBC / Martin Wolk

Will commodity prices spark new round of inflation Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Ron DaParma

On the record: Robert Parry San Francisco Chronicle / Robert Parry

Yen stalls as investors brace for hostage outcome Reuters via Forbes / Naomi Tajitsu

Retail Sales Rising, Inventories Growing: U.S. Economy Preview Bloomberg / Carlos Torres

Canada: Signs point to another rate cut as central bank aims to mend economy CP via / Malcolm Morrison

Investment banks move on conflicts of interest FT / David Wells and Adrian Michaels

CA: Not Your Parents' Mobile Home LA Times / Amanda Covarrubias

UK: Getting yourself in a fix could be best thing you do this year Telegraph / Ian Cowie

CA: Home prices continue climb Long Beach Press Telegram / Gregory J. Wilcox and Don Jergler

Credit debts could be crushing if interest rates rise sharply Dallas Morning News via Morning Call / Anuradha Raghunathan

U.S. government debt jumping by trillions Dallas Morning News via Wichita Eagle / Danielle DiMartino

Want milk? Expect to pay 50 cents a gallon more in May AP via Chicago Sun Times / Frederic J. Frommer

New EU states will have long wait to join the euro AFP via EU Business

Private Communities Face Cash Shortages AP via ABC News

Kerry uses 'misery index' to hit Bush on economy Reuters / Patricia Wilson

CA: Investors await state bond news Sacramento Bee / Jack Sirard

Study: Audits of Individuals Up Last Year AP via Newsday / Mary Dalrymple

Your loan is paid off, but is interest owed? LA Times / Kenneth R. Harney

China: Investment in China's three industries soars despite government warning People’s Daily

CA: Crazy for condos LA Times / Diane Wedner

Corporate America Now Scared Straight NY Post / Susan Cornwell

Sending Jobs Overseas Isn't Always Worth It, U.S. Companies Find LA Times / Alex Pham

Pension systems flex their muscle Orlando Sentinel / Harry Wessel

Saudi firm says oil will keep flowing AP via Charlotte Observer / Bruce Stanley

AZ: Phoenix area is No. 2 in U.S. for Feb. job growth Arizona Republic / Jonathan J. Higuera

CO: We love brewers and twins! Denver Post Al Lewis

Russia's Big Rally Fattening Portfolios NTY Times / Erin E. Arvedlund

Chicken Little Is Ready for Medicare NY Times / Fred Brock

In Debate Over Housing Bubble, a Winner Also Loses NY Times / David Cay Johnston

TX: Outsourcing, Turned Inside Out NY Times / Ken Belson

Asia Should Know There Is No Cheap Saudi Oil Bloomberg / David DeRosa

Oil boom spurs Mid-East bonanza Guardian / Faisal Islam

Dow may draw near it’s record close late in 2004 Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Gregory M. Drahuschak

Agents come from all walks of life Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Sam Spatter

Cellophane Obscene Prophets via Safehaven / Rodney C. Cook



U.S. mortgage rates unchanged on Monday Reuters

CA: Bay Area's economy is finally on the mend Contra Costa Times / George Avalos

Fed's McTeer not worried on inflation MSNBC

Rise in delinquencies has credit card firms hungry for cash Dallas Morning News / Anuradha Raghunathan

Economy's Bigfoot -- jobs -- finally glimpsed via Boston Herald / Greg McBride

Accounting Unknowns Make Investors Wary of Chinese IPOs LA Times / Elizabeth Wine

Banks put spotlight on fixed-income research FT via Prudent Bear / David Wells and Adrian Michaels

We all scream over the price of ice cream Christian Science Monitor / R. Norman Matheny

Treasuries slip as risk appetite grows FT / Jennifer Hughes and Mariko Sanchanta

Argentine Peso Advances to Eight-Month High on Rising Exports Bloomberg / Romina Nicaretta

Bank of Canada expected to cut rates amid lingering economic weakness CP via / Sandra Cordon

High-tech humiliation helps states nab tax cheats / Pamela M. Prah

Bank One economist sees more jobs on the horizon Chicago Sun Times

States consider property-tax limits Higher home values fuel tax rebellion USA Today via Newsmax / Dennis Cauchon

Marketing surprise: Older consumers buy stuff, too Wall Street Journal via Baltimore Sun / Kelly Greene

Not so bad, not so good CNN

March Jobs Gain Fails to Change Economist's Fed Call Bloomberg / Heather Bandur

Janet Yellen Named San Francisco Federal Reserve President Federal Reserve Board

Deutsche Bank's Pollack: Fed Policy and Inflation Outlook Bloomberg

U.S. T-bills unfazed by decent auction results Reuters

US Treasury's Snow says OPEC output cuts unwelcome Reuters via Forbes

The hottest zip codes CNN

Cutting the Federal Budget to Prevent U.S. Bankruptcy Part 2 Lew Rockwell / Jim Grichar

Learning-Disabled Lew Rockwell / Charley Reese

Hating Wal-Mart National Review / Rich Lowry

It's the War, Stupid Daily Standard / Larry Miller

Kerry’s Budget Bologna National Review / Bruce Bartlett

Poland's economic problems: drawing the wrong lessons Brookes News / Gerard Jackson

IRS: Paper Tiger Forbes / Dan Ackman

OR: Trouble In Boomtown Chicago Tribune via Hartford Courant / V. Dion Haynes

Fed Loses Happy Inflation Hawk as Parry Retires Bloomberg / John Berry

U.S. Treasuries Fall as Parry Says Target Rate Can Rise to 3.5% Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton

Goodyear to Lower Income by Another $65M Morning Call

Brazil's Real Rises on Speculation Government to Sell Bonds Bloomberg / Romina Nicaretta

Presidential Politics Divide Silicon Valley NY Times / Laurie J. Flynn

N.Y. Crude Oil Rises on Expected Growth of Global Fuel Demand Bloomberg / Mark Shenk

Treasuries May Extend Drop on Inflation Concern, Survey Shows Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton

Japan's Bust: An Austrian Critique of the Fed's Explanation Ludwig von Mises Institute / Christopher Mayer

Japan's Current Account Surplus Widens to Record Bloomberg / Daisuke Takato

In politics, Wall Street ignores history Christian Science Monitor / David R. Francis

Plan to build India into a top manufacturing hub Gulf Daily News

World's Reformers Pay Putin a Visit Moscow Times / Catherine Belton




Bank of Canada lowers target for the overnight rate by 1/4 percentage point to 2 per cent Bank of Canada

CA: Thirsty California starts to drink the Pacific Guardian via Newsmax / Dan Glaister

Banking rule incites ire / Kathleen Hunter

What If 2004 Really Is Like 1994? Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

Shady Deal? Participants May Face IRS Bond Buyer / Susanna Duff Barnett

N.Y. School ‘Marshall Plan’ Bond Buyer / Martin Z. Braun

Bondmarket Implosion! Safehaven / Magnus Ekervik

You're Hired Daily Standard / Irwin M. Stelzer

U.S. employment gains come from lower-wage jobs Bloomberg via Morning Call / Richard Keil and Laurence Arnold

BMA Annual Meeting NYC 04’ Bond Market Association

Net US Treasury Coupon Issuance Expected to Remain at First Quarter Level pdf Bond Market Association

Canada: Interest rate drops to 2% CP via Toronto Star

`Green Acres' Misleads U.S. Congress on Pork Bloomberg / Andrew Ferguson

Tough Issues, Awaiting Their Turn NY Times / Edmund L. Andrews

Argentina govt to meet four groups of bondholders Reuters

Oil prices dip as Saudis pump up exports AP via Houston Chronicle

CA: Home Prices in L.A. Soar at Record Rate LA Times / Roger Vincent and Don Lee

CO: Dairy prices' rally a boon for farmers Denver Post / Steve Raabe

Living on very little can be moving target UPI via Houston Chronicle / Scott Burns

Terrible Tuesday CNN / Alexandra Twin

Bushes, Cheneys pay smaller federal taxes in 2003 AP via USA Today

Crying over gas? Europeans cope Baltimore Sun via South Florida Sun Sentinel / Todd Richissin

Eastward ho! Economist

Argentine Bondholders Counting on Better Debt Offer Bloomberg / Daniel Helft

Lenders' Subsidy Grows, CBO Says Washington Post / David S. Hilzenrath

MD: Home prices up nearly 20% in metro area Baltimore Sun / Daniel Taylor

MN: Twin Cities home sales roared in March Minneapolis Star Tribune / Neal Gendler

A Slow-Down Message for Funds That Trade Too Much Bloomberg / Chet Currier

The French State Is Losing Its Grip on Industry Bloomberg / Matthew Lynn

Buy now, sit later CNN / Parija Bhatnagar

U.S. business inventories rise 0.7 pct in February Reuters via Forbes

Uno, Dos, Tres, Quattrone Forbes / Dan Ackman

UK: Engine room of the economy gears up Guardian / Charlotte Denny

Dollar Climbs to Highest in More Than Four Months Against Euro Bloomberg / Richard Blackden Heather Bandur

Bonds slump on retail sales CNN

Treasuries Drop; Retail-Sales Surge May Prompt Fed Rate Boost Bloomberg / Vivianne C. Rodrigues

Citi, UBS, Merrill, Morgan Stanley Take Early Lead Securitization News via Institutional Investor

Despite high gas prices, Americans keep on driving Christian Science Monitor / Alexandra Marks

China Takes Another Step to Tighten Monetary Policy NY Times / Keith Bradsher

China's economy to grow by 9% China Daily

Japan: Nonresidents buy stocks at record level Japan Times

Japan: Current account surplus soars 46.2% on Asia trade Japan Times

Is it time for a new New Deal to perk up U.S. job growth? NY Times via IHT / Louis Uchitelle

Treasuries May Fall; Stronger Growth May Spur Fed Rate Increase Bloomberg / Beth Thomas

3 Korean banks submit bids for 2 fund managers AP, Reuters and IHT

China's Spending Fury Points to `Moral Hazard' Bloomberg / Andy Mukherjee



Making Nice With Big Rail Forbes / Andrew T. Gillies

WA: Help wanted' signs are scarce in Seattle Seattle Post Intelligencer / Paul Nyhan

United Way pension woes may pinch agencies Houston Chronicle via Prudent Bear / L.M. Sixel

Georgia Eyes $4.5B of Debt For Highways Bond Buyer / Tedra DeSue

CA: Slowing High-Speed Rail Bond Buyer / Michael McDonald

Mortgage bankers group raises forecast Washington Business Journal / Jeff Clabaugh

States asked to ponder life after Amtrak Reuters via Philadelphia Inquirer / John Crawley

WA: State still awaits 'recovery' call Olympian / Jim Szymanski

Plan to junk oil, add jobs San Francisco Chronicle / Tom Abate

Canada: Time is now to talk about mortgages Toronto Star / Ellen Roseman

Din of the Inept Safehaven / John Mackenzie

Transcript of a Teleconference Call on the April 2004 World Economic Outlook Analytic Chapters IMF

CSFB Loses Yet Another Top Banker NY Post / Jenny Anderson

Inflation plays Big Bad Wolf Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

MA: Financial services trend expected to affect Hub jobs Boston Globe / Diane E. Lewis

PIMCO To Beef Up CDS Portfolio Derivatives Week via Institutional Investor

U.S. May Back Bonds to Fund Entrepreneurs in Peru, Cambodia Bloomberg / Alexander Hanrath

Inflation: not so bad for stocks? CNN / Mark Gongloff

AZ: Only 1 in 15 hired at Glendale Wal-Mart Arizona Republic via Prudent Bear / Christine L. Romero

IMF warns of consequences from U.S. deficits AP via MSNBC - CNBC

In China, Signs of an Overheating Economy NY Times / Keith Bradsher

Stocks mixed, gold hit again Prudent Bear / Rob Peebles

US Corp Bonds - Spreads widen on rate fears Reuters / Dena Aubin

Futures crank up odds of summer Fed rate hike Reuters

UBS names new European institutional chief Investment and Pensions Europe

The ETF Antidote National Review / James K. Glassman

Canada: Loonie tumbles on interest rate gap CP via Toronto Star

The IMF comes to Germany Taipei Times / Joseph Stiglitz

The Federal Bureau under Investigation The Economist

Bank of America Profit Rises 11% on Consumer Lending Bloomberg / Scott Silvestri

Tobacco Bonds Rise With the Drumbeat of Bad News Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

Fed Officials Should Get Out and Shop Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

Is inflation returning? Wall Street Journal via Dallas Fort Worth Star Telegram

Mortgage demand falls to 3-month low Reuters via CNN

Report: Oil Will Cost $51/barrel by 2025 Morning Call

Strong US inflation reaffirms rate rise fears FT / Jennifer Hughes

Treasury Notes Fall After Consumer Price Index Rises Bloomberg / Robert Burgess and Mark Tannenbaum

So, Why Be Public? Monitor Group via / Joseph Fuller

Qwest jury agrees on 24 of 44 charges AP via Minneapolis Star Tribune

Funds Must Disclose Information On Timing Washington Post / Brooke A. Masters

Signs multiply of China inflation NY Times via IHT / Keith Bradsher

Silver? No Thanks, We Got Lots Safehaven / Mark Taylor

Gold touches month low of $406 Business Day / Justin Brown

Dollar Gains; U.S. Consumer Prices May Have Risen Last Month Bloomberg / Taizo Hirose

Dollar regaining footing? IHT / Kevin Bennhold

Russia: Foreign Car Sales More Than Double Moscow Times / Simon Ostrovsky

Tough tax questions face the next president Christian Science Monitor / David T. Cook

Treasuries May Fall on Rising Prospect for Fed Rate Increases Bloomberg / Shamim Adam



CA: Deficit Bonds Pushed Up Bond Buyer / Rich Saskal

California's GO Deal on Tap Bond Buyer / Rich Saskal

The Anatomy of Growth via Ludwig von Mises Institute / Sean Corrigan

Canada: Central bank sticks to economic forecast despite weak start to year / Ottawa Business Journal

German economy to profit from EU enlargement, think-tank says AFP via EU Business

Municipal bonds still valuable Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

What Policymakers Can Learn from Asset Prices Federal Reserve Board / Ben S. Bernanke

Why Swedens Central Banker Was Beheaded - 1719AD Gold Prices via Safehaven / Paul Tustain

AZ: Governor halts state's outsourcing Arizona Republic via / Jon Kamman

March brought inflation bluster Chicago Tribune / James P. Miller

Snow Says Lower Refunds May Cut U.S. Borrowing Needs Bloomberg / Craig Torres

Does Big Government Hurt Economic Growth? NY Times / Jeff Madrick

Is Housing Headed for a Fall? Washington Post / Robert J. Samuelson

UK: One size fits all Guardian

Top economic Events - to April 22 Reuters via Forbes

TX: A precious metal Dallas Fort Worth Star Telegram / Ilene Aleshire

Suit Against Grasso Is Said to Be Near NY Times / Landon Thomas, Jr.

Russian tycoon appears in court BBC News / Stephen Dalziel

Corporate America's Biggest Tax Bills Forbes / Ari Weinberg

US airlines complain at fuel cost BBC News

Trust me, I'm a banker The Economist

Stockmarket concentration The Economist

How big can it grow? The Economist

Where the money goes CNN / Katie Benner

Don't fear the Fed CNN / Michael Sivy

Inflation hesitation CNN / Kathleen Hayes

Alas, we can have, but hardly ever hold Seattle Post Intelligencer / Bill Virgin

Code of conduct proposed for agencies that rate companies' credit AP via Chicago Sun Times / Marcy Gordon

Business Outlook Survey Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

US Treasury's Snow: "No relief" for tax avoiders Reuters via Forbes

Bond prices inch higher on security concerns FT / Päivi Munter

Brazil Benchmark Bond Falls to 4-Month Low on J.P. Morgan Cut Bloomberg / Rita Nazareth and Jab Blount

Interest Rate Party may be over Minneapolis Star Tribune ./ Mike Meyers

Why you should keep an eye on interest rates NY Post / John Crudele

Big board blasts new rules as legal threat to brokers NY Post / Jenny Anderson

Fears of inflation rise anew NY Post / Suzanne McGee

U.S. Treasury chief unworried by inflation Reuters

Empire State Manufacturing Survey pdf Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Fed's Moskow avoids policy in immigration speech Reuters via IWon

New York Fed's April Factory Index Climbs to 36.1 Bloomberg / Courtney Schlisserman

Fed Urged to Shift Stance on Deflation LA Times / Tom, Petruno

Consumer loans help Citigroup, other banks' profits Reuters / Jonathan Stempel

Yuan Peg Presents China With Monetary Dilemma Bloomberg / David DeRosa

China's economy soars despite Beijing's curbs FT / James Kynge

U.S. Jobless Claims Seen at 335,000 Last Week, Survey Shows Bloomberg / Joe Richter

Japan's 10-Year Bonds Advance After Nikkei 225 Extends Losses Bloomberg / Chris Cooper

Australia: Low interest rates imperil global health Sydney Morning Herald / Matt Wade

Money that grows on crops Christian Science Monitor / Jen Ross

CA: Next test for California: fixing business climate Christian Science Monitor / Mark Sappenfield

US deficit threatens global recovery Guardian / Charlotte Denny

Unexpected Surge in Consumer Prices Fans Inflation Fear NY Times / Edmund L. Andrews

Russia: Zhukov Warns of Threats to Economy Moscow Times / Alex Fak

Ex-banker touted as IMF head Reuters via Guardian / Mark Milner

Rothschild vacates golden chair Reuters via Guardian

Singapore, Asia's Inflation Hawk, Makes a Point Bloomberg / Andy Mukherjee

Yen Advances as Overseas Investors May Seek Japanese Stocks Bloomberg / Taizo Hirose in Tokyo and Yumi Kuramitsu