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WI: Fewer go bankrupt in first quarter Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / Paul Gores

Berkshire's Buffett, Apple's Jobs Join Kerry Advisers Bloomberg / Jon Steinman

MN: Grocery prices biting budgets St Paul Pioneer Press / Lee Egerstrom

Greenspan needs steady hand on the rates tiller Sydney Morning Herald / Stephen Bartholomeusz

Billionaire lives a humble life AP via Tallahassee Democrat / Joe Ruff

Buffett warns of 'huge' derivatives problem Reuters

Buffett criticizes hedge funds at Omaha meeting Reuters / Phillip Klein

Save money -- and Social Security Minneapolis Star Tribune / Steven Lagermeier

Greenspan's tricky task: Raising rates s-l-o-w-l-y Knight Ridder via Philadelphia Inquirer / Ken Moritsugu

The Character Of Slack Contrary Investor via Safehaven

Buffett warns shareholders that inflation is `heating up' Reuters via Houston Chronicle

The Yield Curve, Part 7 Thoughts from The Frontline via Safehaven / John Mauldin

CA: State's bond offering has investors lining up San Jose Mercury News via Contra Costa Times / Mark Schwanhausser

Mexico taps U.S. offshore drilling technology Houston Chronicle / Nelson Antosh

Nasdaq sags to worst week in 1 1/2 years AP via Baltimore Sun

Lumber, plywood prices skyrocket NY Times via Houston Chronicle / Bernard Simon

MA: Rate jump may not hurt home sales Boston Globe / Chris Reidy

CA: Surging Diesel Prices Fuel Truck Drivers' Discontent LA Times / Elizabeth Douglass and Nancy Cleeland

IL: Bonds sweeten Tabletop IPO issue Chicago Tribune / Robert Manor

Buffett Says He Has Increased Bet Against U.S. Dollar Bloomberg / David Plumb and Brett Cole

Feds get extension on Qwest retrial decision AP via Seattle Times / Jon Sarche

CA: Fraud Called Likely; Funds Frozen LA Times / Lance Pugmire

Yen Has Biggest Monthly Fall in  Years as China's Growth Slows Bloomberg / Monee Fields-White

Treasuries Fall for 6th Straight Week as Inflation Accelerates Bloomberg / Heather Bandur and Elizabeth Stanton

Japanese Bonds Decline for Seventh Week, Longest Since 1990 Bloomberg / Keiko Ujikane

NE: Mood upbeat for Berkshire Hathaway meeting Omaha World Herald / Steve Jordan and Mark Kawar

Will this float make the world a better place? Telegraph / Neil Collins

Google faces lawsuit over way it sells ads Telegraph / Philip Aldrick

Another Leap by China, With Steel Leading Again NY Times / Keith Bradsher

A Meddlesome Priest of Sorts on Wall Street NY Times / Landon Thomas, Jr.



Economists get ready to scour Fed for hints USA Today / Sue Kirchoff

Realty fee tradition at odds with home selling options Houston Chronicle / Shannon Buggs

Interest Rate Paranoia Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Gregory M. Drahuschak

Market watchers are waiting to see if the Fed has patience Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Funds pass marketing lobbying costs to investors NY Post / Diane Hess

Control Freaks NY Post / Terry Keenan

Housing bubble debate rages on Scripps Howard via Orange County Register / Holden Lewis

Capitalism in Vietnam, the next generation Mercury News / Ben Stocking

OPEC Members Mull Oil Price Rise BBC via Tehran Times

China: Russia Promises Decision on Oil Pipeline by Year-end Xinhua News via and

How higher interest rates will affect investors Baltimore Sun / Eileen Ambrose

The thrill is gone, Google; but it's not you, it's us Mercury News / Mike Cassidy

DuPont, European Bank Led Borrowers of $13 Billion in the U.S. Bloomberg / David Russell

S Korea's exports soar as demand from China rises FT / Andrew Ward

Buffett Says Businesses Feel Inflation Reuters via ABC News

CEOs cash in – eventually AP via Chicago Daily Herald / Lisa Singhania

Facing the Fed CNN / Mark Gongloff

IL: Rush to lend exposes homeowners to rate-rise shocks Chicago Tribune / Michael Oneal and Susan Chandler

CA: Home Sweet Windfall LA Times / Don Lee

Benefits Bust Washington Post / Albert B. Crenshaw

Fed to maintain flexibility CBS market Watch / Rex Nutting

Buffett's partner steals the show Reuters via CNN

As a Center for Outsourcing, India Could Be Losing Its Edge NY Times / Noam Schreiber

Companies Kept Adding Workers in April: U.S. Economy Preview Bloomberg / Vince Golle

In the U.S. Job Market, Can Ebb Offset Flow? LA Times / David Streitfeld

The Ugly Surprise Awaiting Uninformed Bond Investors LA Times / Kathy Kristoff

Comcast may build a better mousetrap Philadelphia Inquirer / Akweli Parker and Patricia Horn

TX: Economy's health creating a market for mansions Dallas Morning News / Steve Brown

Fed May Lay Groundwork for Rate Hike Reuters via ABC News / Tim Ahmann

TX: Is a new stadium worth the price? Dallas Fort Worth Star Telegram / Mitchell Schurman

With 'called' securities, beware rushing back in Philadelphia Inquirer / Jeff Brown

CA: Ag hopes grow as prices rise Fresno Bee / Sanford Nax

This Week Wall Street Journal via LA Daily News

Job Forecasts: Data, Luck and a Pinch of Prophesy NY Times / Jonathan Fuerbringer

Google's sale is for US only Guardian – Observer / Faisal Islam

Berkshire Hathaway Millionaires Gather NY Times / Joseph B. Treaster

Hat Trick: A 3rd Unit of Marsh Under Fire NY Times / Gretchen Morgenson

Germany denies report on deficit Gulf Daily News

We got what we wanted in Europe. So be happy Guardian – Observer / William Keegan

Wall Street looks for Fed to ride to rescue Gulf Daily News

PA: Region’s Bankruptcy Rate Soars Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Dave Copeland



Energy Prices and the Economy Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Colorado Senate Passes Pay-To-Play Bill Bond Buyer / Elizabeth Albanese

Is the "Correction" Nearly Over, or Are We Beginning a More Serious Decline? Safehaven / Andre Gratian

Election no deterrent to Fed Globe and Mail / Terry Weber

Median-priced real estate more affordable Inman News

Paulson call kept Goldman off Google NY Post / Jenny Anderson

CA: Region's prosperity returning San Francisco Chronicle / Carolyn Said

Social Security was 'saved,' but not for long Dallas Morning News / Scott Burns

Housing appreciation isn't all profit / Greg McBride

The Bear's Lair: The demographic dilemma UPI / Martin Hutchinson

NY: LIers have saved billions by refinancing Newsday / Robert Fresco

Philippines: Bonds get lift from Arroyo's prospects Bloomberg via IHT / Beth Thomas

Crude rises 83 cents to $38.21 a barrel Reuters via Houston Chronicle

Economist sees bump ahead for China CBS Market Watch / Greg Robb

Integrity of electronic voting questioned / Kavan Peterson

Soaring health care costs squeeze states / Pamela M. Prah

Canadian Bonds Gain as Reports Show Economic Growth Lags U.S. Bloomberg / Sangeetha Ramaswamy

Google a threat to top brokers NY Daily News

Will Google be the poorer for its new wealth? Seattle Times / Paul Andrews

CA: Rooms in California Are Going Fast LA Times / Roger Vincent

PUC's Bond Debt Formula Doesn't Equal Fairness LA Times / Michael Hiltzik

Will the Fed lose its patience? CNN / Chris Isidore

Treasuries edge up as market awaits Fed FT / Jenny Wiggins

Quattrone 'Very Believable' But Unconvincing Forbes / Dan Ackman

Fed is mindful of mistakes from 1994 AP via Detroit Free Press / Martin Crutsinger

N.Y. Crude Oil Climbs to 13-Year High on Saudi Refinery Attack Bloomberg / Mark Shenk

Fed Speaks, Jobs Report Provides Accompaniment Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

Oracle Of Absolutely Everything Forbes / Dan Ackman

GDP is good, but it coulda been better National Review / Bruce Bartlett

Hedge funds are an accident waiting to happen Dallas Fort Worth Star Telegram / Ilene Aleshire

Malkiel Agrees With Buffett on at Least One Thing Bloomberg / John Wasik

US Corp Bonds-Spreads flat ahead of Fed meeting Reuters / Dena Aubin

US Treasuries make slim gains on survey shortfall Reuters / Wayne Cole

April Volume Lags March Bond Buyer / Susanne Walker

Eastern Europe Boom May Have Come and Gone for EU Bloomberg /  Matthew Lynn

U.S. April ISM Manufacturing Index Falls to 62.4 From 62.5 Bloomberg / Joe Richter

U.S. April ISM Factory Index Seen Rising to 62.7, Survey Shows Bloomberg / Joe Richter

U.S. Economy May Expand 4.5% This Quarter: Bloomberg Survey Bloomberg / Will Edwards

LaBranche to Sell Debt as Rising Interest Costs Slow Issuance Bloomberg / Terence Flanagan

Bank of America Uses Own Home Loans to Beat UBS, Bear in CMOs Bloomberg / Margaret Popper and Al Yoon

Benign inflation will restrain the Fed CBS Market Watch / Richard F. Hokenson

What's the Word from the Fed? Business Week / Rich Miller

Buffett says prospects deteriorating for newspapers Reuters

Oil: Still crucial and perilous Guardian / Ashley Seager

The Case for a Genuine Gold Dollar Ludwig von Mises Institute / Murray N. Rothbard

When interest rates rise, should we expect instability to follow? Taipei Times / J. Bradford DeLong

Taiwan: Analysts expect Taiwan to recover in long term AFP via Taipei Times

UK: Soft landing or a crash? House price trends defy any pinning down Guardian / Larry Elliott

Expansion 'could hurt recovery' Gulf Daily News

Why Aunt Minnie should invest in malls, hotels... Christian Science monitor / David R. Francis

Even on vacation, Americans find ways to work Christian Science monitor / Jennifer LeClaire

Don't Bail on Falling Bonds Newsweek via MSNBC / Jane Bryant Quinn

Dollar May Fall; Fed May Keep Interest Rates Unchanged Tomorrow Bloomberg / Yumi Kuramitsu

Japan's Recovery Won't Soon End Deflation Bloomberg / William Pesek Jr.

Buffett warns of 'too low' US interest rates Independent / Andrew Gumbel

Treasuries Poised to Extend Drop as Fed Meeting, Jobs Data Loom Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton

New York Crude Oil May Decline Next Week, Poll Respondents Say Bloomberg / Mark Shenk




U.S. Gasoline Prices on the Rise Once Again Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas / Stephen P.A. Brown

Federal Deficit Likely to Narrow by $100 Billion Washington Post / Jonathan Weisman

Big pay cut for NYSE Bigs NY Post / Jenny Anderson

Frank Quattrone -- family values San Francisco Chronicle / David Lazarus

Argentine Creditors to Reject `Unilateral' Debt Offer Bloomberg / Daniel Helft

Will Green Bonds Sprout? Bond Buyer / Susanna Duff Barnett

States' Tax Receipts Rise, Leading to Some Surpluses NY Times / James Dao

Bush talks up economy UPI / Richard Tomkins

China: HSBC says interest rate hikes unlikely Taipei Times / Joyce Huang

IMF Executive Board Selects Rodrigo Rato as IMF Managing Director IMF

Inflation rising as Fed opens meeting Dallas Fort Worth Star Telegram / Andrea Ahles

The Dollar's "Shadow of Doubt" Clif Droke via Safehaven / Clif Droke

'Measured' response is no surprise Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Housing boom set to wind down Washington Times / Patrice Hill

FCC chief in VoIP warning FT / Peter Thal Larsen and Paul Taylor

Quattrone debacle: His retrial wasn't fair Mercury News / Dan Gillmor

What Gold and Silver Analysts Overlook Safehaven / Antal E. Fekete

Illinois power grid vulnerable Chicago Tribune / Melita Marie Garza

The end of Wall Street as we know it? The Economist

CA: Reaction to State Bonds Enthusiastic LA Times / Jeffrey L. Rabin

CA: Pimco's Gross Bets on California Bonds LA Times / Josh Friedman

EE bond will win long-term race for return Philadelphia Inquirer / Jeff Brown

Fannie Mae paid WaMu in home-loan swap Bloomberg via Seattle Times / James Tyson

Offshore money machine Denver Post / Greg Griffin

Qwest reports $310 million quarterly loss AP via Denver Post

Former Spanish finance minister selected to head the IMF AP via USA Today

U.S. 10-Year Treasuries Fall as Fed Sparks Inflation Concern Bloomberg / Monee Fields-White

Mother's Day buying shows signs of fatigue Chicago Tribune via South Florida Sun Sentinel / Becky Yerak

Fed signals 'measured' rise in rates FT / Andrew Balls and Christopher Swann

Fed Drops `Patient' Pledge; Holds Lending Rate at 1% Bloomberg / Craig Torres

Pioneer to buy Evergreen Resources for $1.7 billion Reuters via Houston Chronicle

FOMC Statement Federal Reserve Board

A Brave New World Pimco / Paul McCulley

G-7 Gossip Daily Standard / Irwin Stelzer

The Fed was worried about the economy in 1998 National Review / Greg Kaza

Fed Won't Raise, Just Move Closer Bloomberg / John M. Berry

Fed Should Have Raised Rates by Now, Buffett, Pimco's Gross Say Bloomberg / Craig Torres

Slow growth, higher inflation puts Fed in a squeeze NY Post / John Crudele

Bond prices steady ahead of FOMC meeting FT / Päivi Munter

Withholding Taxes Point to Labor-Market Revival Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

What Googlers should do with their windfall NY Post / Suzanne Mcgee

U.S. Congress Builds Its Taj Mahal Underground Bloomberg / Andrew Ferguson

More Bad Inflation Karma Gillespie Research via Safehaven / Douglas R. Gillespie, Sr.

Inflation rising as Fed opens meeting Dallas Fort Worth Star Telegram / Andrea Ahles

The Fed's oil slick CNN / Kathleen Hayes

Ford's U.S. auto sales down AP via Dallas Fort Worth Star Telegram / John Porretto

Factory orders soar 4.3% CNN

US Corp Bonds - Spreads flat to wider, Fed awaited Reuters / Dena Aubin

London exchange scheme reviewing shift to bonds Investment and Pensions Europe

The Deflation Dog Didn't Bite After All Ludwig von Mises Institute / P. Gardner Goldsmith

Patience at the Fed FT

Dollar May Climb on Speculation Fed Will Signal Rate Increase Bloomberg / Yumi Kuramitsu

Gold ends flat in New York The Age

El Paso staff accused of reserves ploy Guardian / David Teather

Data suggest inflationary rise Omaha World Herald / Jonathan Wegner

Middle Class and Broke American Prospect via Real Clear Politics / Elizabeth Warren

Where Presidents Have No Power Time via Real Clear Politics / Charles Krauthammer

UK: Bank of England Likely to Raise Rates This Week, Survey Shows Bloomberg / Julia Kollewe

Will Asia Get Jumpy When Fed Loses Patience? Bloomberg / Andy Mukherjee



Regional Bond Dealers: Maintaining a Competitive Edge Bond Market Association

CA: Port of Sacramento staring at bond default Sacramento Bee / Mike Lee

A breath of air, or last gasp? Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Revving Up the Economy Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas / Mark G. Guzman

CT: Can state participate in nation's recovery? Connecticut Post / Rob Varnon

CA: Office vacancy rate declines on Peninsula Oakland Tribune / Tim Simmers

The Federal Open Market Committee and the Formation of Monetary Policy Federal Reserve Board Mark Olson

Fed's Olson: Fed's goals are also sound policy Reuters

Fed holds key rate in check Boston Globe / Robert Gavin

WI: State gets $150 million aimed at development in poor areas Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / Tom Daykin

Cisco CEO Chambers Leads Way on U.S. Pay Packets Bloomberg / Graef Crystal

Partners under the table Denver Post / Aldo Svaldi

California's $7.9bn bond issue snapped up FT / Jenny Wiggins

Some Cities Struggling to Keep Pension Promises NY Times / Mary Williams Walsh

Fed signals that days of low rates are numbered Philadelphia Inquirer /  Joseph N. DiStefano

Interest Rates Moving Higher Ahead of Anticipated Rate Increase in August AP via ABC News

A road map for NYSE Seattle Times / Stephen Dunphy

Did Money Manager Hide Cash in Mexico? LA Times / E. Scott Reckard

Possible Deal Seen in the Strong Funds Case NY Times / Riva D. Atlas

They know what you do online, and profit from it Philadelphia Inquirer / Jeff Gelles

Fill 'er up, and curse the euro's strength Philadelphia Inquirer / Andrew Cassel

Price of oil hits highest point in 14 years Washington Times / Patrice Hill

MI: Office vacancy rates rise Detroit Free Press / John Gallagher

Ralph Institutional's Stamenkovic: Outlook for Bonds, Fed Bloomberg / Jeremy Naylor and Edie Lush

Higher oil could be here to stay Globe and Mail / Mathew Ingram

Brazil Starts to Repay C- Bond, Marking `End of Era' Bloomberg / Vivianne C. Rodrigues

Fed fallout Orange County Register / James B. Kelleher

Fed prepares country for higher rates San Francisco Chronicle / Tom Abate

Fed Drops `Patient'; Now the Question Is, When? Bloomberg / John M. Berry

Fed loses it’s patience for inflation NY Post / Suzanne McGee

CA: State deficit-bond sale hits $2.26 billion mark Sacramento Bee / Jim Evans

China and the Fed: twin piques The Economist

When Fed Raises Rates, Municipalities Lose Money Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

U.S. Treasuries Remain Higher After ISM Services Index Rises Bloomberg / Robert Burgess

Bond prices rise after Fed holds US rates FT / Päivi Munter

US Treasury introduces two indexed securities Reuters

U.S. services sector jumps in April CNN

Fiddling at the Fed CNN / Kathleen Hayes

OPEC overproducing by 1.5 mln bpd, mkt well-supplied Reuters via Forbes

Fixed income boosted at UBS FT / Alex Skorecki

Dollar Drops to 4-Week Low; Fed Signals No Immediate Rate Rise Bloomberg / Taizo Hirose

Australia's Macfarlane Leaves Punchbowl Out Bloomberg / William Pesek Jr.

Australian Central Bank Keeps Interest Rate at 5.25% Bloomberg / Victoria Batchelor

Irishman to put fizz back into Coke Guardian / David Teather

RBS plans $10bn purchase Guardian / Paul Murphy

UK: Pump prices breach level that prompted fuel protests four years ago Telegraph / David Litterick

Mortgaged to the hilt, betting rates stay low NY Times via IHT / Edmund Andrews



Bubbles? What Bubbles? Freddie Mac / Amy Crews Cutts and Frank E. Nothaft

UK: What do we owe to Thatcherite economics? BBC News / James Arnold

Kerry - friend of business? Dallas Morning News / William Murchison

Is health care making us sick? Dallas Morning News / Danelle DiMartino

Faces of Globalization:Jobs for tech grads UPI / Phil Magers

Deficits & Prosperity National Review / Victor A. Canto

Qwest claims AT&T shortchanged it on use fees, sues for millions Denver Post / Tom McGhee

Canada: Greenback rises versus Canadian dollar Ottawa Business Journal

US Treasuries sit tight ahead of US jobs data Reuters

Statement on Treasury Announcement of 5-Year and 20-Year TIPS Bond Market Association

Australia: Bond market awaits RBA statement AAP via Sydney Morning Herlad

AZ: Working at home a growing trend Arizona Republic / Craig Harris

CA: New jobs for California were brokered without Schwarzenegger AP via San Diego Union Tribune / Martha Mendoza

TN: Rising milk prices give dairy farmers reprieve Tennessean / Jeanne Anne Naujeck

The Competitive Edge of Community Banks Federal Reserve Board / Mark W. Olson

Globalization and innovation Federal Reserve Board / Alan Greenspan

Financial Innovation and Effective Risk Management Federal Reserve Board / Susan Schmidt Bies

Request for Comment on Proposal to Retain Trust Preferred Securities in the Tier 1 Capital of Bank Holding Companies Federal Reserve Board

Fannie regulator questions firm's accounting Reuters / Mark Felsenthal

NYSE eager for respect NY Daily News / Daniel Dunaief

The military, not CBS, discovered the outrages at Abu Ghraib Wall Street Journal via Real Clear Politics
Foreign drilling stealing Gulf's thunder Houston Chronicle / Nelson Antosh

An underpowered economy The Economist

The good pupil The Economist

Consumer prices The Economist

General-government structural budget balance The Economist

Invasion of the Brood The Economist

The coalition’s reputation takes another hit The Economist

Welcome to Ohio—and the heart of the election battle The Economist

The number everyone's waiting for CNN / Chris Isidore

Greenspan Says China Slowdown to Push Prices Lower Bloomberg / Craig Torres

Emerging-Market Bonds Have Biggest One-Day Decline Since 2002 Bloomberg / Gavin Serkin and Charles Penty

WA: Reporting from Dallas... Seattle Times / Stephen Dunphy

Riding the oil slick CNN / Mark Gongloff

Congressional budget office cites stronger revenue CBS Market Watch / William L. Watts

Crude dips 20 cents to $39.37 a barrel Reuters via Houston Chronicle

Feds Order Fannie Mae to Restate Earnings AP via ABC News

Treasury yields hit two-year high FT / Jennifer Hughes and Paivi Munter

Greenspan: Embrace Globalization Forbes / Davide Dukcevich

Upstarts want spending spree to stop Chicago Sun Times via Newsmax / Robert Novak

Fed chief warns of dangers of fiscal deficits FT / Andrew Balls

Fears that oil price is fuelling inflation FT

Enron wife to spend year in jail BBC News

Price of dining out may be going up Minneapolis Star Tribune / Jeremy Iggers

The Mexican Truck Miasma Ludwig von Mises Institute / Gary Galles

U.S. Economy: Initial Jobless Claims Fell Last Week Bloomberg / Courtney Schlisserman

Freddie Mac Tops the List as a Corporate Philanthropist Freddie Mac

Bank of England Raises Rates a Quarter Point to 4.25% Bloomberg / Julia Kollewe

CA: Bond sale ignites optimism Sacramento Bee / Jim Evans

For Many in U.S., Money Talks Even as Jobs Walk LA Times / David Streitfeld

WA: Local housing market afire Seattle Post Intelligencer / Christine Frey and Paul Nyhan

Special relationship that made an IMF chief Guardian / Ben Sills and Larry Elliott

Treasury's TIPS Program Has Cost Taxpayers $3 Bln, Fed Says Bloomberg / Vivianne Rodrigues and Monee Fields-White

Inflation-Wary Investors Get 2 More Treasury Bond Choices NY Times / Jonathan Fuerbringer

U.S. Looking at Citigroup's Accounting in Argentina NY Times / Timothy L. O’Brien

Hard to Trust Anyone These Days NY Times / Amy Zipkin

Russia: Oil Output Hits New Record Reuters via Moscow Times / Dmitry Zhdannikov

Russia: Economy Surges 8% in First Quarter Bloomberg via Moscow Times

IMF chief sees little inflation AP via IHT

UK: Pricing Gold but No Longer Standing on British Tradition NY Times / Bernard Simon

Dollar Advances on Speculation U.S. Economy Is Creating Jobs Bloomberg / Taizo Hirose




CMOs Gaining Traction Ahead Of Rate Rise Bond Week / Gowri Gurumurthy

Puerto Rico Double-Header Bond Buyer / Jill D'Ambrosio

TIF Bonds Go to a Vote In Denver Bond Buyer / Elizabeth Albanese

Fed: Consumer Debt Rose $5.7B in March Reuters via Fox News

G.19 Consumer Credit Federal Reserve Board

Treasury's Snow: April Jobs Data, Inflation, Taxes, Budget Bloomberg / Mike McKee

Best Places To Get Rich Forbes / Betsy Schiffman

Australia: Economists tip one more rate rise AAP via Sydney Morning Herald

The U.S. Jobless Recovery Is Jobless No More Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

Wall Street Firm Move Up Forecasts for Rate Rise Bloomberg / Vivianne C. Rodrigues

WI: Perception meets reality in job gains Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / Joel Dresang

Rates on I-bonds appear better than they really are Detroit Free Press / Greta Guest

CA: O.C. home affordability lowest in 16 years Orange County Register / Hang Nguyen

Rates on 30-year mortgages rise for a 7th week USA Today / Jeannine Aversa

CO: Vacation-home construction snowballs Denver Post / Jason Blevins

Betting on four Globe and Mail / Terry Weber

Rising Treasury yields suggest low rates about to end USA Today / Adam Shell

Rates on I-bonds appear better than they really are Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / Avrum D. Lank

SEC Sues East Coast Pimco Units LA Times / Josh Friedman

Pimco Advisors accused of fraud for giving hedge fund special privileges AP via South Florida Sun Sentinel

TX: Housing market should hang tough Houston Chronicle / Nancy Sarnoff

The 'New Economists' and the Great Depression of the 1970s Ludwig von Mises Institute / Mark Thornton

Interest rates: how far, how fast? CNN / Mark Gongloff

Crude hits $40, closes at $39.93 a barrel Reuters via Houston Chronicle

Greenspan's World Is On Its Earn Forbes / Dan Ackman

Bond investors often aren't aware of how rising interest rates can hurt them Morning Call

US junk bond funds see $201 mln weekly outflow Reuters

Treasury's Snow sees long U.S. economic expansion Reuters

U.S. Treasuries Tumble; Economy Adds More Jobs Than Forecast Bloomberg / Monee Fields-White

Strong US payrolls drive bond yields higher FT / Päivi Munter

Small US towns look toward China to remedy job losses Taipei Times

Older Americans struggle with finances, AARP says AP via Minneapolis Star Tribune / Eileen alt Powell

Greenspan Says High-Debt Economy Won't Last Washington Post / Nell Henderson

Where's the Best Place in the Country to Live? Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

Japanese Bond Futures Advance as Stocks Slide, Fukuda Resigns Bloomberg / Chris Cooper

Experts rule out Opec role in oil price increase Gulf Daily News

The Oil Crunch NY Times Paul Krugman

Supply fears keep oil prices heading up Reuters via Taipei Times

As China's economy cools, so will `China fever': Siew Taipei Times / Joyce Huang

Surveys suggest euro zone growth exceeding forecasts Gulf Daily News

Yen Falls Against Dollar, Euro as Nikkei Falls for Fifth Day Bloomberg / John Brinsley

UK: Prime minister rattled by surging oil price Guardian / Larry Elliott

UK: Housing boom forces third rise in rates Guardian / Larry Elliott and Rupert Jones

Australian Central Bank Signals Rates May Be Kept Unchanged Bloomberg / Victoria Batchelor

Russia: 20-Year Plan Projects $1 Trillion for Roads Reuters, AP and Bloomberg via Moscow Times

Ruble Rises vs. Dollar on Booming Exports Bloomberg via Moscow Times 



Fed Warns of Fannie, Freddie Risks Reuters / Mark Felsenthal

How to fix Social Security Dallas Morning News / Scott Burns

Survey: Refinancing may drop UPI / T.K. Maloy

Job gains show surprising staying power Minneapolis Star Tribune / H.J. Cummins

Zero down payment home loans draw criticism Newsday via Houston Chronicle / Christian Murray

U.S. 10-Year Treasury Has Longest Slide Since 1994 Bloomberg / Monee Fields-White

As mortgage rates rise, fence-sitters make their moves Orlando Sentinel via Houston Chronicle / Jack Snyder

Slowly Unravelling! Union Securities via Safehaven / David Chapman

Inflation anticipation CNN / Mark Gongloff

Merck may owe $2 billion in taxes, filing says Dow Jones, Bloomberg and AP via Mercury News

Canada: Jobless rate drops to 7.3% in April Toronto Star / Steven Theobald

Dollar Gains for 5th Week Against Yen on Interest-Rate Outlook Bloomberg / Mark Tannenbaum and Heather Bandur

Homeowners Dig Deep to Pay for Remodeling Reuters via ABC News / Richard Leong

MA: Low-vacancy buildings draw sky-high prices Boston Globe / Thomas C. Palmer Jr.

Big Gap Found in Taxation of Wages and Investments NY Times / Edmund L. Andrews

Translating Greenspan-Speak Newsday

Greenspan says rate hike wouldn't be destabilizing AFP via Taipei Times

UK: Why Britain is out of step on interest rates Guardian / Edmond Warner

UK: Credit crisis fuels bankruptcy rise Guardian / Patrick Collison

Pimco Slapped NY Post / Paul Tharp

Interest rise means bond drop San Francisco Chronicle via Seattle Post Intelligencer / Kathleen Pender

Skilling Told to Stop Drinking, Get Treatment, Obey Curfew Washington Post / Carrie Johnson

Boomers are 'overwhelmed' by finances Cox News via Seattle Post Intelligencer / Larry Lipman

Growth of Jobs Reinforces Hopes of Sustained Turnaround NY Times / Louis Uchitelle

Buy a high-end product only if you can afford it Washington Post via Seattle Post Intelligencer / Michelle Singletary



Three months of job gains add up to real, good news Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

PA: Economists forecast rising inflation Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Ron DaParma

Small business owners try to cope with inflation AP via LA Daily News / Joyce M. Rosenberg

Fed unlikely to repeat history Orange County Register / Hang Nguyen

Canada: Markets-watchers expect choppy week on concerns over interest rate increases CP via National Post / Malcolm Morrison

Workers' scant spoils USA Today

Japan Faces Key Choices on Monetary Policy Bloomberg / David DeRosa

Grasso demands an apology from NYSE FT / Andrei Postelnicu

PA: When inflation is a good thing Morning Call / Gregory Karp

Balance buying bonds vs. extra on mortgage Morning Call / Jonathan Clements

Taiwan dollar finally recovers Bloomberg via Taipei Times

Bad credit? You can get a mortgage Wichita Eagle

Causes of inflation different this time Miami Herald / Gregg Fields

How bad could it be? Miami Herald / Gregg Fields

Appliance Lust Washington Post / Joyce Gemperlein

Michigan's manufacturing jobs expected to show modest rebound AP via Miami Herald

Rubin still casting for answers in uncertain world Miami Herald / Gregg Fields

He Built a Stairway to Bond Heaven Washington Post / James K. Glassman

Inflation fears on the rise again San Francisco Chronicle / Tom Abate

Walgreen targets 12,000 street corners AP via St. Louis Post Dispatch / Dave Carpenter

Coffee with a conscience San Diego Union Tribune / Frank Green

UK: A hedge trimmed to your purposes Guardian – Observer / Heather Connon

Sumitomo to Develop $4.3 Bln Complex in Saudi Arabia Bloomberg / James Cordahi

Politicians dodging a tax crisis San Francisco Chronicle / David Lazarus

Waiting for Price Reports, With All Eyes on the Fed NY Times / Jonathan Fuerbringer

This Week Wall Street Journal via Denver Post

Flip side of global trade Charlotte Observer / Charles Lunan

Seeing the gas pumps, reading the tea leaves Arizona Republic / Jon Talton

MA: It's time to restore state program cuts Boston Globe / Charles Stein

As a Center for Outsourcing, India Could Be Losing Its Edge NY Times / Noam Scheiber

Big pay-off in payroll processors? CBS Market Watch

Before Enron, There Was Cendant NY Times Gretchen Morgenson

UK: Workers ready to strike to protect pensions, says TUC Guardian – Observer / Oliver Morgan

Quattrone's past returns to haunt him Denver Post / Al Lewis

Foreign competition clouds job outlook Dallas Morning News via Seattle Times / Victor Godinez

Corporate Art Lovers Who Hate That Big Tax Bill NY Times / Timothy L. O’Brien

FL: 2 small cities make a living floating bonds Baltimore Sun / Bill Atkinson

UK: Does no frills mean no profits? Guardian – Observer / Oliver Morgan

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

Inflation-proof bonds gain fans Philadelphia Inquirer / Jeff Brown

Job news? Don't blame or credit President Philadelphia Inquirer / Andrew Cassel

CA: Hikes in costs of materials hitting like a ton of bricks LA Times / Diane Wedner

Asian elections, political changes likely to create worldwide economic ripples Seattle Times / Stephen Dunphy

Kmart lures investors, not shoppers AP via Omaha World Herald

Inflation's quiet comeback makes market shudder Chicago Sun Times / Meg Richards

Baby boomers get new role, and new financial burden AP via Philadelphia Inquirer / Brian Bergstein




The World According To Google USNews / David Lagesse

US trade deficits and foreign debt: problems or symptoms? Brookes News / Gerard Jackson

Austrian economics and privatization Brookes News / Gerard Jackson

IL: Chicago mayor proposes city-owned casino Reuters

Strong industrial report expected Bloomberg via Morning Call / Carlos Torres

Grumbling over rate increases is misguided Dallas Morning News / Scott Burns

Fannie-No restatement of financial reports needed Reuters / Mark Felsenthal

Interest Rates and "The Death of Gold" Tocqueville via Safehaven / John Hathaway

TIPs have allure, but timing is key NY Times via Contra Costa Times / Ilana Polyak

US Corp Bonds-Weaken with stocks as rate woes loom Reuters / Nancy Leinfuss

Canada: Consumer bankruptcies continue to plague local economy Ottawa Business Journal / Leo Valiquette

CA: Diesel Prices Sowing Anxiety LA Times / Jerry Hirsch

Venezuela smugglers enjoy free fuel BBC News / Mike Ceaser

UK: Electricity bosses warn of 20% price rise Press Assoc. via Guardian

Turkey, Brazil Lead Third Day of Emerging-Market Bond Declines Bloomberg / Gavin Serkin

Get your loans in order -- interest rates are going up South Florida Sun Sentinel / Robert K. Heady

Waiting game for higher rates could end in June USA Today / Barbara Hagenbaugh

Ice Cream Prices May Cause 'Licker Shock' AP via Philadelphia Inquirer / J.M. Hirsch

Mexico Peso Falls to Record Low; Brazil Falls Bloomberg / Jeb Blount

A U-turn in the desert The Economist

Gasoline Surge May Continue as Refiners Are Squeezed Bloomberg / Joe Carroll

IL: State might seek more gambling money Chicago Sun Times / Ryan Keith

MD: Baltimore-area home sales up 25% Baltimore Sun / Daniel Taylor

Can Cisco halt tech's slide? CNN / Paul R. La Monica

CEOs still riding the gravy train Chicago Sun Times / Sandra Guy

Bonds Slip, Continuing Friday Losses AP via ABC News

Texas Recovery on Track Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

The Sleaziest Show On Earth Forbes / Neil Weinberg

Yen in tailspin as foreign investors dump equities FT / Steve Johnson

Federal Reserve Fines UBS $100 Million AP via Chicago Tribune

Treasury issues a more consumer-friendly TIPS via Boston Herald / Laura Bruce

Euro Clash / Tim Reason

Big raises not coming for workers Cox News via Arizona Republic / Marilyn Geewax

Economists forecast rising inflation Reuters via CNN

Fewer Government Bailouts for GSEs? / Stephen Taub

Treasuries look on as global carry trade unravels Reuters / Wayne Cole

Oil Falls From 13-Year High as Saudi Calls for More OPEC Output Bloomberg / Mark Shenk

Greenspan Half Right on Adjustable-Rate Mortgages Bloomberg / John Wasik

Stick a Pump In It National Review / Stephen Moore

A Big Jobs Vote for Bush National Review / Bruce Bartlett

The Quattrone Conviction Ludwig von Mises Institute / William L. Anderson and Candice E. Jackson

That old Greenspan magic seems to be fading Guardian / Larry Elliott

The heavy thud of American cotton Christian Science Monitor / David R. Francis

Crude Oil May Rise Above $40 This Week, Survey Shows Bloomberg / Mark Shenk

Why businesses, finally, are starting to hire Christian Science Monitor / Ron Scherer

Australia: Costello's Tax Cuts May Backfire, Again Bloomberg / William Pesek Jr.

Obesity Becoming Major Global Problem Newsmax

Dollar to Rally as Investors Anticipate Rate Rise Bloomberg / Heather Bandur



Quest for iPod mini a maxi pain Denver Post / Al Lewis

28 top officials have fake degrees USA Today / Stephanie Armour

Surge in Jobs Mostly Bypasses the Factory Floor NY Times / Louis Uchitelle

Maria ending Wall St. gig NY Daily News / Phyllis Furman

Going once, going twice, gone online / Genelle M. Hoban

Transcript of a Press Briefing by Rodrigo Rato IMF

More inflation may be coming — if only the Fed could see it National Review / Larry Kudlow

The Economy's Steroid Problem? Daily Standard / Irwin M. Stelzer

ACA Asks Fitch to Withdraw Insurer Rating After Downgrade Bond Buyer / Susanne Walker and Helen Chang

Senate Set To OK $170B Tax Measure Contains More than 12 Muni Provisions Bond Buyer / Craig T. Ferris

7th Annual Distressed Debt Investing Forum in NYC PRNewswire

A change in the rates CNN / Walter Updegrave

Dollar Retreats Vs Yen as Nikkei Rebounds Reuters via ABC News

Canadian Dollar Trades Close to 8-Month Low Against U.S. Dollar Bloomberg / Sangeetha Ramaswamy

Consumers face rising prices this summer Charlotte Observer / Scott Dodd and Tony Mecia

NY: Here comes the money NY Daily News / Daniel Dunaief

Cisco's Profit Rises 23% to $1.21 Bln on Web Gear Bloomberg / Christopher Johnson

Fannie Mae Says Its Equity Fell by $1.6 Billion in First Quarter NY Times / Alex Berenson

The Mixed-Up Politics of the Deficit NY Times / Robert B. Reich

Senate rejects extended jobless benefits AP via South Florida Sun Sentinel / Mary Dalrymple

IMF chief urges United States to deal with budget deficits San Diego Union Tribune / Martin Crutsinger

CA: Gas price in region continues wild ride San Diego Union Tribune / Frank Green

Cubans stunned as government closes dollar-only stores AP via South Florida Sun Sentinel / Vanessa Arrington

Brazil's Real Has Biggest Gain in Nine Months Bloomberg / Romina Nicaretta

Mexican Treasury Bill Yields Set to Rise to One-Year High Bloomberg / Thomas Black

U.S. Treasuries edge higher after 3-year auction Reuters / Ellen Freilich

Fed's Santomero expects gradual policy tightening Reuters

Moskow: growth is using up slack Reuters via CNN

U.S. financial futures too bearish on Fed stance? Reuters / Amanda Cooper

Back to the '70s CNN / Mark Gongloff

New York Crude Oil Closes Above $40 for First Time in 13 Years Bloomberg / Mark Shenk

What are they smoking at the Labor Dept. NY Post / John Crudele

The echoes of history The Economist

OECD urges Fed action to cool US economy Reuters via FT

Bond market struggles for direction  FT / Alex Skorecki

NYSE Apology: Fuggedaboudit NY Post / Jenny Anderson

Buffet’s Dollar Bet Goes Bad NY Post / Paul Tharp

De Soto's Embrace of the State Ludwig von Mises Institute / Gabriel Calzada Álvarez

In Defense of Deficits National Review / Tom Nugent

Jobs Questions? National Review / David Malpass

Dollar Gains Versus Euro as OECD Boosts U.S. Growth Forecast Bloomberg / Heather Bandur and Lianne Gutcher

McTeer: U.S. can survive gas prices Reuters via CNN

Fed funds futures revealing San Francisco Chronicle / Kathleen Pender

Fannie Mae To Tighten Accounting Washington Post / Albert B. Crenshaw

Japanese Bonds Drop as Stock Gains Cut Demand Before Auction Bloomberg / Keiko Ujikane

Is Single East Asian Currency Just a Pipedream? Bloomberg / Andy Mukherjee

China Moves Again to Rein In Inflation NY Times / Keith Bradsher



Commodities will be a big story in 2004 Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

What's Chinese for bubble? Globe and Mail / Mathew Ingram

Swap Savants Sought Bond Buyer / Yvette Shields

Atlanta's Airport Bonds Stay on Track Bond Buyer / Tedra DeSue

Investors learn China isn't a land of promise Taipei Times / Chen Po-chih

IMF economists warn of Gulf state labor strains Reuters via Forbes

The Slowing Of The Marathon Forbes / Dan Ackman

Oil suppliers urged to explore for more crude to help sustain global economic recovery AP via Dallas Morning News

'Plenty competitive' wireless market gets a market education Philadelphia Inquirer / Jeff Gelles

Disney 2nd-Qtr Net Jumps 71% as Park, ESPN Sales Rise Bloomberg / Alex Armitage

FCC may let Wi-Fi go between TV signals USA Today / Paul Davidson

FDIC Vice Chairman Warns That Growing Regulatory Burden Could Threaten Community-Based Banks FDIC

Bush approval ratings dip to new lows CBS Market Watch / Corbett B. Daly

Thousands from Enron's ranks to split $68 million retirement settlement Houston Chronicle / Mary Flood

Days of booms, bubbles and booby traps Baltimore Sun / Jay Hancock

Investors sue Invesco over broker fees Rocky Mountain News / James Paton

Barclays Feels The Heat With Thailand’s FRN Asiamoney via Institutional Investor / Keri Geiger

Gold miner Cambior sees strong gold prices and higher production in 2004 CP via / allan Swift

IMF chief sees `orderly' future with little U.S. inflation Bloomberg via South Florida Sun Sentinel / Julie Ziegler

Oil prices near all-time high; stop at $40.77 Reuters via Houston Chronicle

WA: State's top securities regulator demoted Seattle Times / Drew DeSilver

Treasuries fall as $15bn auction disappoints FT / Jenny Wiggins, Paivi Munter and Barney Jopson

Citi buys mortgage banking business for $1.3B AP via Newsday

SEC Is Examining Whether Bank Funds Favored Clients Bloomberg / David Dietz

Rate fate may hinge on inflation CNN / Chris Isidore

2 Big Mortgage Agencies Pressed to Buy More Low-Income Loans NY Times / Alex Berenson

Money mattering more in judicial elections / Kathleen Hunter

Taking Some `Shock' Out of Oil Prices Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

Dollar Declines After U.S. Trade Deficit Widens to a Record Bloomberg / Heather Bandur

Repeal the 17th Amendment National Review / Bruce Bartlett

China's Boom May Be Building Toward a Bust LA Times / Tyler Marshall and Mark Magnier

CalPERS denies hedge fund plan Investment and Pensions Europe

Spitzer subpoenas Putnam on fee rebates Reuters via Orange County Register

The Threat of Rising Interest Rates Lew Rockwell / Gary North

Treasury market weighs data, auction CBS Market Watch / Rachel Koning

The State vs. Frank Quattrone Ludwig von Mises Institute / Christopher Westley

Silver A Buy...The Jig Goes On Fall Street via Safehaven / Brady Willett

UK gilts yields rise after personal earnings data FT / Päivi Munter

States May Bear Brunt of `New Imperialism' Costs Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

U.S. Economy: Trade Gap Widened to Record in March Bloomberg / Joe Richter

Democrats hit Bush on drug imports Boston Globe / Christopher Rowland

Oil supply 'cannot match demand' BBC News

Oil Prices And Harbingers Of Doom Forbes / Dan Ackman

Russian stocks slide, wiping out 2004 gain IHT / Eric Pfanner

Japan Sold a Record 14.8 Trillion Yen in 1st Qtr Bloomberg / Lily Nonomiya

Taiwan: Nation's investment environment ranked world's fifth-best Taipei Times

No longer a jobless recovery USNews / Matthew Benjamin

Made in America USNews / Joellen Perry and Marianne Lavelle

In U.S., Cotton Cries Betrayal Washington Post / Paul Blustein

Chief of F.T.C. to Resign NY Times / Stephen Labaton

China suspends soybean imports from four Brazilian suppliers People’s Daily

Asia's Fortunes Rise Along With U.S. Dollar Bloomberg / William Pesek Jr.

OECD Raps Russia's Monetary Policy Reuters and Bloomberg via Moscow Times

Italy escapes rap for breaching EU budgetary rules Guardian / Ian Black

UK: House prices to slow, not crash Guardian / Ashley Seager




A perfect market The Economist

Should the Productivity Norm Determine Wages? Ludwig von Mises Institute

The state of states' finances Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Financial literacy Federal Reserve Board / Alan Greenspan

2004 Practice Guidelines For Trading GSE European Callable Securities Bond Market Association

Lula's Approval Rating Holds, Weathering Discontent Bloomberg / Carlos Caminada

CO: UMB gets a new leader Denver Post / Aldo Svaldi

Treasuries slip despite firm demand at auction FT / Jennifer Hughes, Paivi Munter and Barney Jopson

Crude oil settles above $41 a barrel FT / Kevin Morrison

Alternative Energy - down, out and forgotten? Union Securities via Safehaven / David Chapman

Mortgage rates return to last year's highs Washington Business Journal / Jeff Clabaugh

That's $3,000 per hour St Paul Pioneer Press

Loonie yields more ground to greenback Ottawa Business Journal

Rate hike blues Boston Globe / Steven Syre

Fed funds may hit 3.5% next year CNN

Alan Greenspan, orchestrator AP via Baltimore Sun / Jeannine Aversa

WI: State home sales hit new highs Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / Michele Derus

CO: Home-building lull Rocky Mountain News / John Rebchook

CA: Exports From State Jump 25% in 1st Quarter LA Times / Don Lee

Request for War Money Will Push Total Above $50 Billion Newsmax

Cuba eager to buy more U.S. agricultural goods Houston Chronicle / Jenalia Moreno

Where the Jobs Are NY Times / W. Michael Cox, Richard Alm and Nigel Holmes

Some 2.8 Mln Consumers Move Phone Numbers Reuters / Jeremy Pelofsky

Old dogs, new tricks? The Economist

The bonds from Brazil The Economist

The great fall of China? The Economist

Exchange-rate forecasts The Economist

At last, a vision at home The Economist

White House's Mankiw-U.S. Recovery Robust Reuters via ABC News / Paul Carrel

Greenspan tells students education, ethics are crucial Reuters via USA Today

30-year mortgage hits 9-month high CNN

NYSE Ads Ring in New Image NY Post / Jenny Anderson

Field of Gloom Never Too Crowded for New Blood Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

Taiwan: Central bank official downplays greenback's rise Taipei Times / Joyce Huang

Take a good look where trusting Bush has got us NY Times via Taipei Times / Paul Krugman

Dollar Trades Near Two-Week High on Producer Prices Bloomberg / Vivianne C. Rodrigues

Al-Addin’s Lamp Capital Insight via Lew Rockwell / Sean Corrigan

U.S. 10-Year Treasury Note Falls After Rise in Producer Prices Bloomberg / Monee Fields-White

U.S. Bond Funds Head for Biggest Losses Since 1990 Bloomberg

Corporate Bond Issuance at 18-Month Low / Stephen Taub

Eurozone bond yields at calendar year high FT / Päivi Munter

Inflation Fears Send Stocks Skidding AP via Dallas Fort Worth Star Telegram / Michael J. Martinez

US producer prices increase strongly in April FT / Christopher Swann

The pros, cons of alternatives to traditional mortgages Philadelphia Inquirer / Jeff Brown

Opec ponders emergency talks as oil price approaches record Guardian / Larry elliott

Rich nations 'need healthcare change' The Australian

Why Kerry can't seem to get a bounce Christian Science Monitor / Linda Feldman

China's April Industrial Production Grows 19 Percent Bloomberg / Tian Ying

Australia: Bonds take lead from US Sydney Morning Herald

Islamic banks warned over risk ratings Gulf Daily News

UK: House price inflation to fall, says Bank Telegraph / Edmund Conway

Yen Weakens Against Dollar, Euro as Japanese Stocks Decline Bloomberg / Taizo Hirose

The French Yankees? Could be, if countries bought teams NY Times via IHT / Floyd Norris

Russia: Forbes: Richest 36 Own 24% of GDP Moscow Times

Russia: Oil Prices Hit New 13-Year Highs Moscow Times / Valeria Korchagina

Whiskey Gauge Shows South Korea's Debt Hangover Bloomberg / Andy Mukherjee

In Pacific, a Red Carpet for China's Rich Tourists NY Times / James Brooke



On Fan and Fred, Economist's Voice Went Unheard Washington Post / Steven Pearlstein

Junk bonds hit by prospect of higher rates FT / Charles Batchelor

Support for Bush plummets over Iraq FT / James Harding

Mexico Central Banker Marcos Opposes Rate Targeting Bloomberg / Alexander Hanrath

Iraq Affects Everything National Review via Real Clear Politics / Byron York

Sure, Wal-Mart's Big; So Are Costco and Home Depot Bloomberg / David Pauly

Cap, gown - insurance? Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / Avrum D. Lank

Fed up investors sue Krispy Kreme Reuters via CNN

Only Thing Transitory in CPI Is Falling Prices Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

Flame relights for oil shale AP via Rocky Mountain News

Inflation Consciousness Stirs Goldenbar via Safehaven / Ed Bugos

From gum to butter, prices are on the rise Chicago Tribune / Michael Oneal, Robert Manor, Sharon Stangenes and Melissa Allison

Yahoo Execs Just Didn't Want to Name Their Competition LA Times / Chris Gaither

Oracle lowers offer for PeopleSoft CNET / Ina Fried

Enough money to retire? Are we kidding ourselves? Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / Humberto Cruz

TX: Home prices dropping Dallas Morning News / Steve Brown

Freddie Mac to Replace Half Its Board, CEO Says Bloomberg via LA Times

PA: Shoppers splurged in the 1st quarter, retailers say Philadelphia Inquirer / Jane M. Von Bergen

Unearned money doesn't spend as sweet, study says Houston Chronicle / Daniel Yee

Currency's ups, downs squeezing consumers Houston Chronicle / Purva Patel

Day-Late, Dollar-Short Fed National Review / Victor Canto

Muddy inflation picture CNN

How Buffett Invests When Bargain Ideas are Scarce Bloomberg / Chet Currier

Trade-Deficit Trash Talk National Review / Larry Kudlow

An econometric model has Bush all the way National Review / Donald Luskin

World imbalances the problem, not currency rates: BoJ AFP via Taipei Times

Bonds edge up CNN

Fed Appears Certain to Raise Rate by .25 Percent Bloomberg / John M. Berry

Treasuries Rise; Traders Buy Back Securities After Price Report Bloomberg / Monee Fields-White

Core inflation exceeds forecasts CNN

Industrial Production and Capacity Utilization Federal Reserve Board

Five Metro Areas With The Lowest Unemployment Rate Forbes / Kurt Badenhausen

Gold: The China Syndrome Maison Placements Canada via Safehaven / John Ing

India's Election Is Wake-Up Call for Markets Bloomberg / William Pesek Jr.

Russian CEOs Paid Most in Europe Moscow Times / Simon Ostrovsky

Dollar Heads for Weekly Gain on Outlook for Fed Rate Increase Bloomberg / John Brinsley

BMA's Research Quarterly - May pdf Bond Market Association

Opec chief sees raise in output Gulf Daily News

World Bank 'may have lost $100bn' Gulf Daily News

`Lame Duck' Powell May Struggle to Gain European Help on Iraq Bloomberg / Jad Mouawad

South Korean Won Poised for Weekly Drop on Rising Crude Prices Bloomberg / Christina Soon

Blair urged to loosen ties with US Guardian / Nicholas Watt and Michael White

China Posts Fastest Inflation in 7 Years, Retail Sales Jump Bloomberg / Tian Ying

As Prices Rise, Russia Alters Oil Politics Toward U.S. NY Times / Erin E. Arvedlund



California Plans Less Borrowing Bond Buyer / Rich Saskal

Lawmakers' gamesmanship may hurt U.S. exports San Antonio Express News / David Hendricks

Flip side of rising interest Dallas Morning News / Scott Burns

China Is Confident It Can Cool Economy, Jin Says Bloomberg / Amit Prakash

Record high prices spur renaissance in plywood industry AP via Pittsburgh Tribune Review

Funds: Measure the Risk in Your Portfolio Reuters  / ABC News / Clint Willis

Fannie Mae faces more income issues CBS market Watch / Rex Crum

AZ: Battling the rising offshore tide Arizona Republic / Erica Sagon

Expectation grows for Fed rate increase in June as inflation stirs AP via Pittsburgh Tribune Review

NASDAQ Nation Lew Rockwell / Gary North

Chinese slowdown will impact many Taipei Times / Amber Chung

BOK's Park Says Rate Rise Wouldn't Curb Inflation Bloomberg / Seyoon Kim

Tanigaki Says China Acting to Prevent Overheating Bloomberg / Daisuke Takato

Analysts unconvinced by eurozone's growth spurt Guardian / Ashley Seager

Signs of recovery dim hope for ECB rate cut IHT / Nicola Clark

India Market Falls on Jitters After Election NY Times / Saritha Rai

Report on confidence drags the dollar down Reuters and Bloomberg via IHT