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UK: Time to press the panic button Scotsman / Bill Jamieson

Some critics defend ARMs, but others see their risks Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

PA: Politicians Take The ‘Free’ Out of Enterprise Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Jack Markowitz

Pension funds face challenge of flat returns Chicago Tribune / Bill Barnhart

Japan's Koizumi Blinks on Sales Tax Bloomberg / David DeRosa

Officials: U.S. Banking System Protected AP via Philadelphia Inquirer / MartinCrutsinger

South Korean Exports Rise 38%, More Than Expected Bloomberg / Seyoon Kim

New York on Alert for New Al Qaeda Bombing Threat Reuters / Christine Kearney

Terror-targeted companies plan to conduct business as usual Monday CP via / Justin Bachman

Bogus Clinton Book on Sale in China AP via Aberdeen News / Elaine Kurtenbach

Beware 'analysts' bearing a single indicator Toronto Star / Bill Carrigan

WA: Add up the regions of the state and economy looks good Seattle Times / Stephen Dunphy

Does the Economy Have Cement Shoes? NY Times / Eduardo Porter

Hanging up? Dallas Fort Worth Star Telegram / Bobby White

Soon-to-die HH savings bond can still save you money after its demise Baltimore Sun / Eileen Ambrose 

Terror Threats May Rattle Investors Chicago Tribune

Question of job quality has no simple answer AP via Chicago Sun Times / Adam Geller

Not every investor will be eligible for Google IPO San Francisco Chronicle / Kathleen Pender

MA: Delegates saw, spent little, says survey Boston Globe / Thomas Farragher, and Bill Dedman

Manufacturing, Hiring Picked Up in July: U.S. Economy Preview Bloomberg / Vince Golle

Nine Years Later, AT&T Is an Underdog AP via Philadelphia Inquirer / Ellen Simon

Paying the Same...But Getting Less Wall Street Journal via Denver Post / Kelly K. Spors

Farewell to the Float: Checks Will Clear in an Instant Wall Street Journal via Denver Post / Andrew Balckman

Funds Erase Bad Scores Wall Street Journal via Denver Post / ian McDonald

Airline pension default could cost billions UPI via Washington

PA: Tax incentives? Let economy be Philadelphia Inquirer / Andrew Cassel

Demand for MBA Is Down, Figures Show AP via Philadelphia Inquirer / Justin Pope

After Aug. 10, Bonds Have More Fun NY Post / Desmond MacRae

Conventional Wisdom On Rate Hike Not So Wise NY Post / Terry Keenan

How electronic money changes everything Taipei Times / Robert Shiller

Should you jump on Google IPO? Only if firm isn't too greedy Minneapolis Star Tribune / Mike Blahnik

CO: Landry exec's carping a red herring Denver Post / Al Lewis

Investors Struggle During a Time of No Returns LA Times / Tom Petruno

Money-market assets drop AP via Omaha World Herald

Rules Aren’t Cure-All For Weedy Hedges NY Post / Daniel Strachman

Ex-Goldman partner to open fund Bloomberg via Omaha World Herald

MD: U.S. Food had far too many chefs cook books Baltimore Sun / Jay Hancock

CA: Solo performances LA Times / Diane Wedner

History puts its money on the Democrats Orlando Sentinel / Susan Strother Clarke

WTO Takes Step Toward Accord Cutting Duties, Farm Aid Bloomberg / Jennifer M. Freedman and Warren Giles

How Does It Feel in the Middle? NY Times / Edmund L. Andrews

Before You Buy Into That I.P.O., Search 'Lemmings' NY Times / Gary Rivlin

An 'Oops' at the Bank of 'Wow' NY Times / Gretchen Morgenson

World trade talks reach agreement BBC News

Gates learns the value of an each-way bet Guardian – Observer / John Naughton

Goldman bosses are top US political donors Guardian – Observer / Nick Mathiason

UK: Homeowners to be hit by rate-rise blitz Guardian – Observer / Nick Mathiason and Maria Scott

Bailout Feared if Airlines Shed Their Pensions NY Times / Mary Williams Wlsh

So Many Hedge Funds, So Few Strategies NY Times / Conrad De Aenlle

Money Created "Out of Thin Air" Benson's Economic & Market Trends via Safehaven / Richard Benson


Gambling on Google The Slate / Henry Blodget

Mortgage Prepayment Projection Tables Bond Market Association

Spain's public deficit "clearly" below 1.0 pct GDP in 2004: Solbes AFP via EU Business

NYSE operations protected on many fronts UPI / T.K. Maloy

FL: Drivers pumped about August gas-tax holiday Orlando Sentinel / Rich McKay

FL: Fidelity National heads Herald's list Miami Herald / Gregg Fields

Housing Market Confidence Falls Again Ananova News

Manufactured housing bounces back Albany Democrat Herald / Sean Wolfe

Firms Flush With Cash Still Wary of Spending LA Times / Thomas S. Mulligan

NYSE Plans to Expand Electronic Trading Reuters via ABC News / Brendan Intindola

Franklin Advisers settles for $50M USA Today / John Waggoner and Christine Dugas

Forget playing for an election-year bounce in mutual funds Boston Globe via Tacoma News Tribune / Charles Jafee

Inflation slows economy in mountain states AP via Denver Post

How to get your five shares of Google Wall Street Journal via Baltimore Sun / Christopher Oster

Call to raise US debt threshold BBC News

Landmarks of Capitalism Strengthen Already-Strict Security NY Times / Leslie Wayne

Builders face tight materials market Kansas City Business Journal

Honda joins incentive wars UPI via Washington Times

Q&A: WTO trade breakthrough BBC News

In case of attack, what about my money? Newsday / James Bernstein

Global Economy To Walk Tightrope Over Next 3-5 Years pdf Pimco

US Treasury sees less borrowing in July-Sept qtr Reuters

Lycos sold for 1% of purchase price Reuters / CNN

Rich-Baiting Is a Poor Strategy National Review / Bruce Bartlett

Strangely Dressed Men are Marching Around the Outside Walls While Blowing Ram Horns! Could This Be Jericho? Safehaven / Wayne Krautkramer

Silver and the US Dollar Safehaven / Yi-Chang Wang

Russian roulette The Economist

Bracing for the worst The Economist

Fitch affirms Bermuda rating at 'AA' Reuters

Japanese 10-Year Bonds Fall Before 1.9 Trillion Yen Debt Sale Bloomberg / Chris Cooper

ISM Index Institute For Supply Management

Manufacturing stays hot CNN

Snow says U.S. financial sector operating normally Reuters

Parmalat Sues Citigroup for $10 Billion / Ed Zwirn

‘Merrill Rule' a Bad Deal for Individual Investors Bloomberg / John Wasik

Mexican Peso May Rise; Traders Lower Bets on Currency's Decline Bloomberg / Jennifer Coogan

Yukos Woes Damage Hopes for Russian Capitalism Bloomberg / Matthew Lynn

Recent Layoff Rate Was Highest Since Early 1980's NY Times / Louis Uchitelle

Treasuries, Gold, Oil Rise on U.S. Terror Alert; Dollar Falls Bloomberg / Jane Lee

In Mexico, Carlos Slim casts wide shadow AP via IHT / Mark Stevenson

Dollar Falls vs Euro; U.S. Says NYSE, IMF Are Al-Qaeda Targets Bloomberg / John Brinsley

Pensions 'R' Us Seattle Post Intelligencer via Google News

U.S. Treasury Notes May Fall on Rebound in Job Growth, Supply Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton

Economy's 'soft patch' deeper than expected Christian Science Monitor / Ron Scherer

It takes a village to raise a millionaire Christian Science Monitor / David R. Francis

Why oil prices may stay sky high Christian Science Monitor / Scott Peterson

Still writing checks? Watch out. Christian Science Monitor / Jonathan P. Decker

Korea Needs More Jobs, Not Docile Unions Bloomberg / William Pesek Jr.

Dollar May Extend Rally Against Euro to Third Week Bloomberg / Monee Fields-White



For mutual funds, July, not April, is the cruelest month CBS Marketwatch / John Spence

Is a jobs surge in the works? Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Soft patch or marshland? The Economist

Treasuries flat in Asia after rise in U.S. Reuters

Emerging Debt-Prices drift higher with Treasuries Reuters

Where's the Oil? Daily Standard / Irwin M. Stelzer

Fed Doesn't Target Stock Market – Study Reuters / Victoria Thieberger

Oil Eyes $50 -- Where Will It End? Reuters / Andrew Mitchell

Cars: Bargains are on the way CNN

AZ: Don't get burned: Many homes here underinsured Tucson Citizen / Brad Branan

Ex-POWs slam Kerry's war-protest activities UPI / Richard Tomkins

Mexican Peso Falls; Treasury Yields Mixed at Central Bank Sale Bloomberg / Jennifer Coogan

Brazil's Real Weakens for 3rd Day After Oil Reaches Record High Bloomberg / Carlos Caminada

China moves to tackle deeper problems in economy People’s Daily

IMF upgrades 2004 euro zone outlook, urges reforms AFP via EU Business

UK: Rate rises check High Street boom BBC News

Oil prices hit fresh record high BBC News

Mortgage rates edge higher CNN

TX: Possible cotton trade deal worries farmers in Texas Dallas Fort Worth Star Telegram / Barry Shlachter

Fed to cut Hub jobs as fewer use checks Boston Globe / Robert Gavin

Targeting of banks largely 'symbolic' Charlotte Observer / Kerry Hall

Why new terrorism alert didn't faze the market Philadelphia Inquirer / Jeff Brown

KS: What our region said to the Fed Kansas City Star / Chris Lester

If deficits didn't matter before, they will soon Houston Chronicle / Scott Burns

Kerry blames Bush for budget deficits Knight Ridder via Kansas City Star / Kames Kuhnenn

Could Kerry slum it in the White House? Telegraph via Newsmax / Mark Steyn

Bonds move up, but not far CNN

Canadian pension funds hurt by bond market slump in second quarter: RBC CP via

Lemonade for Sale Pimco / Bill Gross

U.S. Treasuries gain on weak Ford car sales Reuters / Ellen Freilich

Oil prices hit record high of $44.24 a barrel Reuters via Houston Chronicle

Top Ten Questions About UFJ Merger Bloomberg / William Pesek Jr.

Rubin's Choice Seat Is Reminder, Omen Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

How Commerce Dept. Made The Recession Disappear NY Post / John Crudele

Layoff report: Job cut plans rise in July Reuters via USA Today

Job cut plans jump in July CNN

Nearly 9 million Americans lost health insurance from 2001 to 2003 Hartford Courant via Ft. Lauderdale Sun Sentinel / John A. MacDonald

CA: Builders Keep Putting Up Housing -- but Not Enough LA Times / Annette Haddad

Home Affordability Falls to 2-Year Low Bloomberg via LA Times

CA: Jobs The Talk Of The Valley And Beyond Mercury News via Silicon Valley / Dean Takahashi and K. Oanh Ha

A paycheck vote CNN / Kathleen Hayes

Taiwan: Obstacles block free trade with US Taipei Times / Honigmann Hong and Liu Yu-his

Study Cites Social Costs of Wal-Mart LA Times via Chicago Tribune / Abigail Goldman

Oil Prices Soar Past $44 a Barrel AP via Chicago Tribune / Jill Lawless

Morgan, UBS Sell Offices Bloomberg via NY Post

267 Flavors Forbes / Jerry Flint

U.S. home-equity cashouts fall in second quarter Reuters

CT: Nutmeggers More Upbeat About Economy Hartford Courant / Michael Remez

SEC moves against hedge fund Reuters via Toronto Star

Personal Income and Outlays Bureau of Economic Analysis

What Made Rothbard Great Ludwig von Mises Institute / Gary North

In Private World of Hedge Funds, a Famous Name NY Times / Riva D. Atlas and Geraldine Fabrikant

Russia: Oil Output Breaks Post-Soviet Record Moscow Times / Lyuba Pronina

Yukos Faces New Tax Probe for 2002 Moscow Times / Guy Faulconbridge

Japan May Set 1.9% Coupon on 10-Year Bonds in 1.9 Tln Yen Sale Bloomberg / Chris Cooper

Dollar May Gain; Gauge of U.S. Services May Have Risen in July Bloomberg / Taizo Hirose and Yumi Kuramitsu

China `The Winner' as U.S., Europe Lose Textile Quota Bloomberg / Jasmine Yap

Japan: Land prices down for 12th year Japan Times 



Price of Seat On NYSE is Plunging NY Post / Paul Tharp

Germany's Tradition Vs. Strength Washington Post / Steven Pearlstein

Canada's housing market headed for another record year: report Ottawa Business Journal

Canada feels squeeze from drug makers Miami Herald / John Dorschner

CA: O.C. home sales slow Orange County Register

Post-Labor Day Debut Bond Buyer / Lynn Hume

Missouri City Loses $515M Power Vote Bond Buyer / Elizabeth Carvlin

Mogul Turner Bites The Hand That Fed Him NY Post / Tim Arango

Stock Market Report pdf Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

How Did the Fed Respond to the Stock Market? pdf Federal Reserve Bank of Boston / Jeff Fuhrer and Geoff Tootell

Economic Policy and Prospects in Iraq pdf Federal Reserve Bank of Boston / Christopher Foote, William Block, Keith Crane, and Simon Gray

Home is a dubious shelter Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Google wants to buy back shares CBS Marketwatch

WTO deal could mean dethroning U.S. cotton Baltimore Sun / Jay Hancock

Lehman's Matus: ISM Index, Economy, July Jobs Data Outlook audio Bloomberg

Uncle Sam's millionaire retirees CBS Marketwatch / Paul B. Farrell

Bond investors face looming deadline CBS Marketwatch / Chuck Jaffe

Google May Have Illegally Sold Shares AP via Contra Costa Times / Michael Liedtke

Saudis spearhead attempt to dampen oil prices FT / Kevin Morrison             

UK: We already have a model for sweeping political renewal Guardian / Larry Elliott

Payrolls hold key to future path of US interest rates Scotsman / Nick Stamenkovic

UK: Continued surge in house prices puts icing on case for rate rise Independent via Google News / Phillip Thornton

UK: Bank set to lift interest rates BBC News

Poor nations win under WTO deal Philadelphia Inquirer / Andrew Cassel

Hot or Not? Pixar CNN / Krysten Crawford

McDonald's cooking in Japan, too Chicago Sun Times / Eric Herman

Rise of A New Type of REIT NY Times / Terry Pristin

Price of gasoline, rising profits fail to pump interest in U.S. refineries AP via Winston Salem Journal

US muni money mkt funds see $2.05 bln wkly outflows Reuters

Trouble with the Bubble Theory National Review / David Malpass

US banks seen vulnerable to high mortgage holdings Reuters / Richard Leong

A Recession to Remember National Review / Larry Kudlow

IMF Delays Argentina Loan Over Debt Talks, Utilities Bloomberg / Daniel Helft

World trade ministers have long row to hoe St. Louis Post / David Nicklaus

Highway Lobby: Smooth Operators Forbes / Andrew T. Gilles

Oh, No, More Disclosure Forbes / William P. Barrett

Can Markets Predict Elections? Ludwig von Mises Institute / B.K. Marcus

Factory Orders Grow Stronger in June AP via Forbes

Dollar Falls From Seven-Week High; ISM Jobs Component Falls Bloomberg / Vivianne Rodrigues and Mark Tannenbaum

SC: Tax takes a holiday The State / Tanya Fogg Young

Mexico to Post Sixth Consecutive Monthly Budget Surplus in June Bloomberg / Nick Benequista

IPE publishes Top 400 European asset managers Investment and Pensions Europe

RBA extends pre-election rates pause Australian Financial Review / Jim Parker

China is standing on shaky ground Taipei Times / Christopher Lingle

Digging a hole to China Taipei Times

Taiwan: Finance minister warns red ink could sink the country Taipei Times / Amber Chung

German unemployment rises again Reuters via CNN

UK: House prices move higher in July BBC News

Weekly mortgage applications ease Reuters via CNN

Optimism of wealthy hits 6-month low Reuters via CNN

Economists not worried by big drop in spending USA Today via Tucson Citizen

Economy fell into June funk Indianapolis Star

Borrowing More and More Isn't Fiscally Responsible Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

U.S. Treasuries ease after refunding announcement Reuters / Ellen Freilich

Many Families Can't Afford to Live Where They Labor, Recent Studies Show Freddie Mac

U.S. ISM Non-Manufacturing Index Rise to 64.8 in July From 59.9 Bloomberg / Courtney Schlisserman

U.S. Oil Prices Reach a New Record High Reuters

UK: Sterling to Soften as Rate Hikes Peter Out Reuters / Toni Vorobyova

Hedge fund assets up 34% in 2003 CBS Marketwatch / Alistair Barr

GM raises discounts up to $6,000 Bloomberg via IHT

IL: It's a plane, it's a delay, it's ... Chicago's O'Hare Airport Christian Science Monitor / Amanda Paulson

Bank of England's Bean Doesn't See Red Over Debt Bloomberg / Matthew Lynn

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

Australia: Bonds close weaker Sydney Morning Herald

Russia: Forecasts for 2004 Adjusted Upwards Moscow Times / Darya Korsunskaya

Crude Oil Rises to a Record on Concern About OPEC Capacity Bloomberg / Gavin Evans

Toyota net profit up 29% on cost cuts, global sales Japan Times / Kaho Shimzu


Risky Debt? It's All Relative Bond Buyer /  Christine Albano

Google faces possible Ferrari factor BBC News / Will Smale

Enthusiasm for hedge funds wanes FT / Deborah Brewster

US Treasuries move little in Asia ahead of US data Reuters

Beware TIPS in months ahead CBS Marketwatch / Kelli Grant

CA: The Latino home front LA Daily News / Gregory J. Wilcox

How the jobless rate looks Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Bad for stocks, good for gold? CBS Marketwatch / Peter Brimelow

Debt collectors try offshoring Buffalo News / Fred O. Williams

U.S. FY 2004 Deficit to Be $422 Billion, Agency Says Bloomberg / Laura Litvan

Incentives no longer excite car buyers Chicago Tribune via Contra Costa Times / Rick Popely

China reports 88b yuan of individual income tax in 1st half People’s Daily

Sour Notes Safehaven / Gary Tanashian

U.S. Monetary Authorities Did Not Intervene in FX Market during the Second Quarter Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Google Delays IPO Reuters / Reed Stevenson

Rivals give Schwab a run for its money AP via Oakland Tribune / Michael Liedtke

Hastert has solid economic ideas. Bush should listen. National Review / Larry Kudlow

The Pocketbook Vote National Review / Bruce Bartlett

Will Consumers Bounce Back? Prudent Bear via Safehaven / Chad Hudson

KC-area workers earn average of $18.93 an hour Kansas City Business Journal

WA: Home prices still soaring Tacoma News Tribune / C.R. Roberts

CO: Invesco fund manager Lattis leaves company AP via Denver Post

Oil price settles at record $44.41 on Yukos news Reuters via Houston Chronicle

Warning issued on investments in hedge funds Reuters via Philadelphia Inquirer / Steve Hays

Freddie Mac Weekly Survey: Mortgage Rates Slip Back as Upward Pressure Eases Off Freddie Mac

Freddie Mac names Eugene McQuade as president, COO AP via USA Today

Structured Complexity Pimco / Mohamed A. El-Erian

Argentine Peso Falls a Fifth Day as IMF Recesses Without Loan Bloomberg / Jennifer Coogan

The Wages of Sinful Economic Arguments Ludwig von Mises Institute / Tom Lehman

WA: Summer's hot buy: $1 million-plus homes Seattle Times / Kristina Shevory

Vernon Jordan's Golf Game Handicaps Bush's Odds Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

Red flag raised on jobs data Globe and Mail / Terry Weber

Why Wall Street is Guessing Wrong on Jobs Growth NY Post / John Crudele

UK: Why have rates risen again? BBC News / Martin Ellis

Exchange rates against the dollar The Economist

Money supply The Economist

Pumping all they can? The Economist

Paying to avoid ads The Economist

The future of Russian business The Economist

Under threat The Economist

U.S. Fed policymakers' recent comments Reuters

Why I won't buy into this risky stock San Francisco Chronicle / Kathleen Pender

U.S. 10-Year Treasury Rises for a 7th Day Before Jobs Report Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton

Global junk bond default rate down in July-Moody's Reuters

Who will be the Fed's next victim? CNN / Mark Gongloff

30-year mortgage rate dips below 6% CNN

Russia Renews Ban on Yukos Using Bank Accounts Bloomberg / Eduard Gismatullin

Oil Resumes Rally as Russia Targets Yukos Reuters

ECB Keeps Benchmark Rate at 2% to Assist Recovery Bloomberg / Christian Baumgaertel

BoE raises interest rates by 25 bps to 4.75 pct Reuters

Unemployment Insurance Weekly Report U.S. Dept. of Labor

Treasuries up on muted store sales, oil price gain Reuters / Ellen Freilich

Bond investors’ appetite for risk still strong FT / Päivi Munter

Snow's energy concerns lift bonds CNN

Jobs, numbers and politics CNN / Kathleen Hayes

Fund Trading Cutoff Assailed LA Times / Josh Friedman

PA: Apprenticeships Pushed to Revive Metals Trade Pittsburgh Tribune Review / C.M. Mortimer

SC: Tourism in S.C. makes solid recovery The State / Bruce Smith

WA: Pending home sales dip in July Seattle Post Intelligencer / Christine Frey

Lessons learned from city pension deficits Christian Science Monitor / Randy Dotinga

ECB May Keep Benchmark Rate at 2% to Buoy Economy, Survey Shows Bloomberg / Christian Baumgaertel

Bank of England May Raise Rate to Three-Year High, Survey Shows Bloomberg / Julia Kollewe

Political Fissure in Corporate Ranks Grows Wider Washington Post / Jonathan Weisman

So Long to Long-Distance? Washington Post / Christopher Stern

Pawnbrokers Move Slowly To the Web Washington Post / Leslie Walker

Japanese Bonds Gain; Stocks May Extend Declines as Growth Slows Bloomberg / Chris Cooper

Yen May Rise; Drop in Oil Prices Eases  Japanese Growth Concern Bloomberg / John Brinsley

Fed Is Expected to Raise a Rate on Tuesday NY Times / Edmund L. Andrews

Oil threat to world economy Guardian / Ashley Seager

Yukos gains double lifeline with help of BP Guardian / Carolynne Wheeler and David Gow

Speculators Place Bets on Oil, Roiling Fickle Energy Market NY Times / Heather Timmons

S. Korean Consumer Confidence Falls to Three-Year Low Bloomberg / Yoolim Lee

Will China clothe the world? Christian Science Monitor / David R. Francis

Russia: July Sent a Jolt Through Investors Moscow Times / Greg Walters


Legislation May Spark Multi-Billion Dollar High-Grade Issuance Bondweek / Caroline Salas

Greed rears ugly head in Coors' case Denver Post / Al Lewis

Japan's postal privatization plan adopted UPI via Washington Times

The hidden cost of pricey oil Boston Globe / Charles Stein

Goodyear is making progress and profit Akron Beacon Journal / John Russell

OH: Treasury chief visits Akron Akron Beacon Journal / John Russell

Canada: Jobless rate drops to 7.2% CP via Toronto Star

Korea: Foreign Investors Buy $10 Billion of Equities Korea Times / Cho Hyung-kwon

FL: Home and condo associations hit by soaring insurance rates Ft. Lauderdale Sun Sentinel / Tal Abbady

Few new July jobs mean economy wavering, experts warn Knight Ridder via Charlotte Observer / Tony Pugh

Oil still can slow economic engine Philadelphia Inquirer / Andrew Cassel

Berkshire Profits Fall 42 Percent AP via Mercury News / Courtney Lowery

Argentine Peso Falls; U.S. to Keep Away From Debt Negotiations Bloomberg / Jennifer Coogan

Housing Bubble Reaches ‘Profound’ Stage Liberty Whistle

Monthly Mutual Fund Report Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

TX: Texas Shrimpers Face Sea of Regulations, Flood of Imports Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Consumer Credit Federal Reserve Board

Fed likely to go ahead with hike CNN / Mark Gongloff

Job creation is stunningly weak Dallas Morning News / Terry Maxon

Treasury Notes Rally as Economy Adds Fewer Jobs Than Forecast Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton

Stearns Rebuke NY Post / Erica Copulsky

Dems: Ousting Bush will fix energy troubles UPI / Marie Horrigan

Opec production at '25-year high' BBC News

Bush's jobs deficit The Economist

Dollar Tumbles as U.S. Economy Creates Fewest Jobs This Year Bloomberg / Vivianne Rodrigues and Mark Tannenbaum

Conference Board's Goldstein: July Jobs, U.S. Economy, Fed audio Bloomberg

July’s Job Numbers Could Set Mart’s Mood NY Post / Suzanne McGee

Muni Bond Scandals Seldom Prove Fatal, History Shows Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

Emerging debt-Prices surge on weak U.S. jobs data Reuters

Japanese Ten-Year Bonds Have Biggest Weekly Gain in Five Months Bloomberg / Chris Cooper

Latin America: Export prices spur GDP growth Miami Herald / Jane Bussey

The IMF Gets Into Growth, Stability Pact Fray Bloomberg / David DeRosa

Good Luck Is Overrated as a Money-Management Tool Bloomberg / Chet Currier

A hiring shock CNN

Jobless recovery? Globe and Mail / Terry Weber

Oil hits record on U.S. refinery fire Reuters via CNN

CA: Finding work is quite a job San Francisco Chronicle / Tom Abate

CA: Governor playing to business San Francisco Chronicle / David Lazarus

Snow says not satisfied with U.S. July jobs report Reuters

U.S. July mortgage prepayments fall, supply rises Reuters

U.S. Treasuries Surge as Economy Adds Fewer Jobs Than Forecast Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton

Deflation and Depression: Where's the Link? Ludwig von Mises Institute / Joseph Salerno

Upscale Mortgages Used For 'Underserved' Goals Washington Post / David S. Hilzenrath

Japanese Bonds Rise as Slower U.S. Jobs Growth May Sap Exports Bloomberg / Chris Cooper

Yen Heads for 4th Weekly Decline as Oil Prices Rise to a Record Bloomberg / John Brinsley

Economic risks of high oil prices Christian Science Monitor / Sara B. Miller and Kris Axtman

UK: Bank hints at further interest rate rise Guardian / Larry Elliott and Rupert Jones

UK: Industry calls for halt to further interest rate rises Independent / Phillip Thornton

Dallas Morning News overstates circulation Newsday / James T. Madore

Temasek Goes Shopping to Build a New Singapore Bloomberg / Andy Mukherjee



S.Korea gov't economic forecast upbeat UPI via Washington Times

Two differing views on Social Security's future St. Petersburg Times via Seattle Post Intelligencer / Helen Huntley

U.S. housing becomes a bit less affordable Reuters via Houston Chronicle

Where did all the jobs go? Miami Herald / Gregg Fields

Bogus home appraisals get new scrutiny from feds Washington Post via Minneapolis Star Tribune

The echo of Microsoft cash AP via Minneapolis Star Tribune / Meg Richards

CA: Silicon Valley's slump eroding optimism AP via USA Today

Canada: Investors beware Globe and Mail / David Parkinson

Lean, Mean Reversion Machine Thoughts From The Frontline via Safehaven / John Mauldin

Booga Booga! Union Securities via Safehaven / David Chapman

The Dollar-Titanic Euro vs. Dollar Currency War Monitor via Safehaven / Alex Wallenwein

Will New Data Slow Fed's Plan for Rates? LA Times / Thomas S. Mulligan

Jobs Bombshell NY Post / Suzanne McGee

Jobs report stuns economists Chicago Tribune / Michael Oneal

Snow Says U.S. Job Growth to Be `Very Substantial' in 2nd Half Bloomberg / Simon Kennedy

Crude Prices ease on pro-Yukos news AP via NY Post

$136 million Qwest expense tied to 'abusive' tax shelter Rocky Mountain News / Jeff Smith

Buyout of Video Chain May Collapse LA Times / E. Scott Reckard

Google not feeling so lucky now Chicago Sun Times / Michael Liedtke

Buffett's Currency Bet, Cash Holdings Cut Berkshire's Profit Bloomberg / David Plumb

Schwab will fire more workers San Francisco Chronicle / John Shinal

Kerry Holds Lead Over Bush in Presidential Race, Time Poll Bloomberg / Vincent Del Giudice

UK: Explosion in number of bankrupts Guardian / Ashley Seager

Plan to Seize Yukos Unit Is Ruled Illegal by Court NY Times / Erin E. Arvedlund

They've got industry and investors over a barrel Guardian / Edmond Warner

A Job Picture Painted With Different Brushes NY Times / Floyd Norris

Indicators Show a Cooling Economy Washington Post / Nell Henderson

In Blow to Bush, Only 32,000 Jobs Created in July NY Times / David Leonhardt


WI: State debt doubles over decade Milwaukee AP via Journal Sentinel / Todd Richmond

ETFs struggle to break new ground CBS Marketwatch / John Spence

Fed still expected to raise rates USA Today / Sue Kirchhoff

Insiders cut back on selling but don't buy much either Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Going Once? Going Twice? Let It Go . . . Washington Post / Barry Nalebuff

Purchase of US assets by Asian central banks comes under scrutiny AFP via Yahoo

OH: Foreclosure stalls home sale Akron Beacon Journal / Gloria Irwin

With deficit pledges, it's easy to welch Christian Science Monitor via Beaufort Gazette / David R. Francis

Fed hike is still likely Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Weak US growth to dominate Fed rate decision FT / Andrew Balls

The hawk flies away CNN / Kathleen Hayes

Housing bubbles globally Orange County Register / Jonathan Lansner

Yesterday's Earnings Don't Move Stocks. Tomorrow's Do. NY Times / Jonathan Fuerbringer

House's option play would give us math that doesn't work St. Louis Post / David Nicklaus

Fed has something to chew on Reuters via Orange County Register / Victoria Thieberger

All Eyes on Fed After Bad Market Week  AP via The State

Globetrotters Journal News / Jay Loomis

Expect no miracles from the White House Boston Globe / Charles Stein

Financial fade-out Denver Post / Aldo Svaldi

MD: Condominium demand expected to increase Baltimore Sun / Sara K. Clarke

Retail Sales Probably Had Jul Comeback: U.S. Economy Preview Bloomberg / Vince Golle

Bullish Case for 'The Bear' Wall Street Journal via Denver Post / Andrew Bary

It's Tough to Be a Chinese Bank These Days Bloomberg / David DeRosa

S&P 500 stocks should be turning investors' heads Baltimore Sun / Jay Hancock

In U.S., a New Model for Auto Industry LA Times / James Flanigan

Auto Makers Trot Out Tempting Offers Wall Street Journal via Denver Post / Jane J. Kim

Companies continue to pile on the excuses AP via Chicago Sun Times / Rachel Beck

FL: Turning mistrust into Bank & Trust Ft. Lauderdale Sun Sentinel / Kathy Bushouse and Alexandra Navarro Clifton

Retail price of milk is quick to rise, but slower to fall Boston Globe / Bruce Mohl

Creeping stagflation: A new threat? CBS Marketwatch / Gregory Robb

A choice on trade US News and World Report / Michael Barone

Bush ignores jobs news AFP via Taipei Times

Don't Bet the House Washington Post / Michelle Singletary

A 'Manchurian' Capstone to Movies' Hate Affair With Corporations Washington Post / Frank Aherns

The Long Fall of AT&T San Antonio Express Courier / Ellen Simon

Oil and US jitters prompt fears of global slowdown Guardian – Observer / Oliver Morgan, Sarah Ryle, and Edward Helmore

UK: American slowdown will affect Britain Guardian – Observer / Richard Wachman

Hope For Spending Surge Suffers Setback Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Gregory M. Drahuschak

It's still the economy, stupid Guardian – Observer / Oliver Morgan

The future's a dead giveaway Guardian – Observer / Simon Caulkin

American store giant targets Britain's vulnerable retailers Guardian – Observer / Sarah Ryle

Baby Boomers in U.S. Spur Sales of Second Homes as Investments Bloomberg via Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Kathleen M. Howley

Investors Reap Rewards by ‘Flipping’ Houses. Can it Last? AP via Tampa Bay Tribune

Wall Street Expects Fed Rate Hike NY Post / Hillary Kramer

So the Jobs Report Is Dismal. The Fed Has No Place to Go but Up. NY Times / Jonathan Fuerbringer

Polls Say Kerry. Futures Say Bush. NY Times / Daniel Gross

DuPont, Now in the Frying Pan NY Times / Amy Cortese

Kissing The Public Goodbye NY Times / Andrew Ross Sorkin


Jamaica: Gov't seeks $400-m from T'bills Observer

Illinois law encourages retention of smaller businesses St. Louis Post Dispatch / Shera Dalin

The way we live now UPI via Prudent Bear / Martin Hutchinson

The Fed Loosens Its Lips American Progress via Google News / Radha Chaurushiya

Another Sibling in the Flation Family Ludwig von Mises / Sean Corrigan

A surprise hold from the Fed? CNN

A Layman's Guide to: 'Who Really Controls The Money?' Lew Rockwell / Mike Rogers

Prolonged growth is blotting out some harsh realities Telegraph /

Peter Hargreaves

Over-time Akron Beacon Journal / Brian Charlton

Many are expecting too much Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Price of oil surges to another record Globe and Mail / Dave Ebner

World oil market stands on brink Dallas Morning News / Sudeep Reddy

U.S. Energy Secretary Abraham: Oil Prices and Energy Bill audio Bloomberg

Japanese machinery orders rise 3.9% Bloomberg via IHT / Lindsay Whipp

Southwest Bucks a Trend Bond Buyer / Elizabeth Albanese

New York's Legislature Close to Deal Bond Buyer / Michael McDonald

Frank Russell's Hussey: Outlook for U.S. Treasury Market audio Bloomberg

Canada 10-Year Bond Falls as Building Permits Reach Record Bloomberg / Sangeetha Ramaswamy

S.C. tourism sector may find weak U.S. dollar has silver lining Island Packet / Camille Gerwin

CO: Aquarium's value leaking? Denver Post / Kelly Pate Dwyer

FL: Inside the ER: Some can pay. Some can't. Miami Herald / John Dorschner

Fear keeps investors away NY Daily News / Kate Rakoczy

Mutual funds: To load or not to load St. Louis Dispatch via Charlotte Observer / Jack Naudi

U.S. Treasuries flat as investors wait on FOMC Reuters

Emerging debt-Flat ahead of U.S. Fed rate meeting Reuters / Manuela Badawy

Stupid Budget Tricks The Slate / Timithy Noah

PA: Gas stations change brands and strategy Philadelphia Inquirer / Harold Brubaker

CA: Silicon Valley staff 'gloomiest' in US The Register / Andrew Orlowski

Fed Expected to Inch Rates Higher AP via Newsday / Martin Crutsinger

Doubts creep in about Fed rate hike on Tuesday Reuters / Victoria Thieberger

Federal Reserve set to raise US rates to 1.5% Scotsman

Bear market doesn't dent 401(k)s Reuters via CNN

J.P. Morgan Faces Lawsuits AP via Contra Costa Times

EchoStar 2nd-qtr profit down, revenue up Reuters

China steps into "credit card era" People’s Daily

Kazakhstan may triple oil output by 2015 UPI via Washington Times

UK: Output prices point to rate rise Bloomberg

Blockbuster to Sell Debt After Borrowing Costs Plunge Bloomberg / David Russell

Canada: Rates lower as weaker-than-expected economic growth softens bond market CP via

Brazilian Bonds Extend Gains on `Measured' U.S. Rate Outlook Bloomberg / Jeb Blount

Argentina Says It Will Keep Up Debt Payments to IMF Bloomberg / Daniel Helft

Oil prices settle at new high, nearing $45 a barrel, on Iraqi supply concerns AP via San Francisco Chronicle / Brad Foss

Policy at a Crossroads Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas / Evan F. Koenig

TX: Regional Update Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas / Fiona Sigalla

Economy, Wall Street out of synch Chicago Sun Times / Tammy Chase

Jobs they came for are leaving Chicago Tribune / Oscar Avala

The bond market: who needs it? Brookes News / Gerard Jackson

Fannie Mae not to issue callable benchmark notes in Aug Reuters

U.S. corporate bond spreads edge tighter Reuters

A National Sales Tax No Vote National Review / Bruce Bartlett

What the Fed has to consider at Tuesday's meeting Reuters / Victoria Thieberger

Street Braces for Fed Meet. ‘Greenspeak’ NY Post / Suzanne McGee

Wheels of Trade Seize Up at Canadian Border LA Times / Bernard Simon

Economists Lower 3rd-Qtr U.S. GDP Forecast in Survey Bloomberg / Carlos Torres

Weak Job Growth Spooks Markets / Stephen Taub

It's The Benefits, Stupid Forbes / Dan Ackman

The High Price Of Oil Forbes / Paul Maidment

Citigroup to Buy Knight Trading Unit AP via Forbes

For Fed, oil prices create slippery path Detroit Free Press / Susan Tompor

Fed May Raise Target Tomorrow, Hold Next Month Bloomberg / John Berry

Markets See Measured-Pace Interruptus From Fed Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

Federal Reserve May Slow Rate Increases as Job Growth Shrivels Bloomberg / Andrew Ward and Craig Torres

Even with few job gains, rates expected to rise Christian Science Monitor / Ron Scherer

Illusion of sustained US recovery is fading fast Independent / Stephen King

The world economy sinks or swims in the black stuff Guardian / Larry Elliott

Germany: Subway stirs the ire of patriots IHT Eric Pfanner

EU: The 35-hour week is now a problem Guardian / Denis MacShane

Will Japan Bond Market Go Postal? Ask Alice Bloomberg / William Pesek Jr.

Indian Rupee May Fall as Rising Oil Prices Curb Company Profit Bloomberg / Sam Nagarajan

Dollar Trades Near 2-Week Low Versus Euro on Slower Jobs Growth Bloomberg / John Brinsley

Russia: '04 Capital Outflow Is Picking Up Speed Reuters via Moscow Times

Hey, it's a dirty job ... Christian Science Monitor / John K. Borchardt

It's Not Just the Jobs Lost, but the Pay in the New Ones NY Times / Edmund L. Andrews

Japan's Bonds Soar; U.S. Report Spurs Concern Exports Will Slow Bloomberg / Chris Cooper

Discontent heard at Starbucks as union fails Newsday / Tania Padgett

Japan's Economy Probably Grew for Ninth Quarter, Economists Say Bloomberg / Lily Nonomiya

Australia: Markets hurting as oil price rockets Herald Sun

Gold May Rise on Concern of Terrorism at Olympics, Survey Shows Bloomberg / Claudia Carpenter

Dollar May Drop on Speculation Fed Won't Lift Rates Next Month Bloomberg / Mark Tannenbaum 



Beware of $400 an Ounce FallStreet via Safehaven / Brady Willett

Economists give mixed reviews on economy USA Today / Sue Kirchhoff and Barbara Hagenbaugh

Riding The Oil Price Roller Coaster Forbes / David M. Ewalt

OH: Good news for steel Akron Beacon Journal / Gloria Irwin

Midwest's Modest Volume Bond Buyer / Elizabeth Carvlin and Yvette Shields

US Treasuries flat, US data awaited after Fed Reuters

Up, up, and? Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

U.S. Bond Issuance Remains Stable In Second Quarter Bond Market Association

Kerry’s Whopper Tax Hike? National Review / Michael Tanner

Keeping Yukos Guessing Radio Free Europe via Google News / Robert Coalson

Taiwan: Exports continue to climb Bloomberg via Taipei Times

CA: County home prices coming down Oakland Tribune / Tim Simmers

GAO says mutual fund changes could hurt investors Bloomberg via Baltimore Sun

2 insurers settle probe of trades for $20 million AP via Cleveland Plain Dealer / Michael Gormley

Engine Trouble NY Post / Holly M. Sanders

UBS Reports $1.57 Billion 2Q Profit AP via Washington Post / Ernst E. Abegg

Athens blanketed with surveillance AP via Indianapolis Star / Miron Varouhakis

Minority of jobs require college, studies find Minneapolis Star Tribune / H.J. Cummins

CA: Fitch drops negative rating for some debt in California Reuters via Orange County Register

Mutual funds pan new rules Globe and Mail / Keith Damsell

Deutsche Bank analyst: Oil prices could hit $100 Bloomberg via Morning Call / Alex Lawler

Bush's 3 big threats on the economy UPI / Martin Sieff

Spin the Payrolls NY Times / Paul Krugman

Wal-Mart = Bush. Costco = Kerry. Costco's Winning The Slate / Daniel Gross

Canada: Housing starts still at record high despite July drop Ottawa Business Journal

New Figures Hint at a Slowing of Chinese Economy NY Times / Keith Bradsher

Fed raises key rate and restates optimism FT / Andrew Balls

Banks raise prime rates after Fed move Reuters

US consumer confidence slips in Aug. 8 week-report Reuters

Janus' July assets slip to '99 low Denver Post / Aldo Svaldi

Venezuela Bonds Hold Near Six-Month High on Outlook for Chavez Bloomberg / Alex Kennedy

Bonds loose ground on Fed's boost CNN

India: Why buy bonds if lending is lucrative? Bloomberg via IHT / Ramya Venugopal

Treasuries Fall After Fed Raises Key Rate, Signals More to Come Bloomberg / Vivianne C. Rodrigues and Heather Bandur

Signs of surrender CNN / Mark Gongloff

Cisco Reports Biggest Quarterly Sales Gain in 3 Years Bloomberg / Tiernan Ray

Fed prediction that economic weakness should be temporary sends stocks higher CP via National Post / Malcolm Morrison

Did the Sydney Olympics pay off? BBC News / Christian Mahne

Oil prices pass $45 a barrel, then fall to $44.52 Reuters via Houston Chronicle

Phila.-area hotels get more guests, higher rates Philadelphia Inquirer / Tom Belden

Fed raises rates, says more to come Chicago Tribune / William Neikirk

Experts misjudge new jobs San Francisco Chronicle / Kathleen Pender

FOMC Statement Federal Reserve Board

Maquiladora Downturn: Structural Change or Cyclical Factors? Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Futures Traders Raise Bets on September Rate Increase Bloomberg / Ann Saphir

Fed raises again CNN

Slowing to a trot The Economist

U.S. Fed policymakers' recent comments Reuters

Reading the Fed Globe and Mail / Barrie Mckenna

Why an Interest-Rate Hike is a Big Mistake NY Post / John Crudele

What the Fed will cost you CNN / Jeanne Sahadi

Federal Home Loan Banks second-quarter net rises Reuters

Fed May Refine Measured' Language as Rate Rises Bloomberg / Craig Torres

Fed likely to raise rates another quarter-point MSNBC / Martin Wolk

Treasury Notes Rise on Speculation Fed May Slow Rate Increases Bloomberg / Heather Bandur and Vivianne C. Rodrigues

U.S. 2nd-Qtr Productivity Rises at 2.9%; Costs Up Bloomberg / Carlos Torres

Fed's Action on Rates Will Speak Volumes Washington Post / Nell Henderson

Italy: GDP growth slows in Italy as consumers remain wary IHT / Eric Sylvers

German banks are missing the merger boat NY Times via IHT / Mark Landler

Seeing Google With the Eyes of Forrest Gump NY Times / Gary Rivlin

Lingering Troubles May Overshadow Disney's Gains NY Times / Laura M. Holson

Manufacturing Tax Cut Would Help Few Washington Post / Jonathan Weisman and Jeffrey H. Birnbaum

UK: urging factory prices stoke inflation fears Scotsman / James Dow

UK: Rate rises blamed as retail slows Scotsman / James Dow

Russia: Yugansk Shares Arrested Again Moscow Times / Guy Faulconbridge


Growth funds are singing the market blues USA Today / John Waggoner

What "Buy" Means The Slate / Henry Blodget

Gasoline: the irony du jour Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Wall Street Bears Clawing Back Into the Black Reuters / Michael Flaherty

Kmart to be added to Nasdaq 100 CBS Marketwatch

Bad news about oil doesn't leave room for much good news St. Louis Post Dispatch / David Nicklaus

IN: Fed move won't curb buying ways Indianapolis Star / Norm Heikens

MO: Cement shortage flows slowly into metro area St. Louis Post Dispatch / Jack Naudi

Moody’s aims to boost ratings transparency FT / Jenny Wiggins

Qwest offers to repurchase $750 million of bonds Bloomberg via Denver Post

Mexico June Industrial Output Grows Most in 3 Months Bloomberg / Nick Benequista

Lag-Luster Europe National Review / Bruce Bartlett

Retail sales expected to rebound CBS Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

Crude rises 28 cents to $44.80 a barrel AP via Houston Chronicle

Global Oil Demand Expected to Exceed Forecasts, Report Says NY Times / Jad Mouawad

CA: Moody's downgrades San Diego's bonds AP via San Diego Union Tribune

Bonds prices higher AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer

Economy is Bush's downfall San Francisco Chronicle / David Lazarus

Fed's faith infectious Dow Jones via Arizona Republic / Nal Lipshutz

Treasury Budget US Treasury

Budget deficit hits record $395.8B Reuters via CNN

Battle lines drawn over US defence budget plans FT / Peter Spiegel

Dump the income tax? Don't bet on it CNN / Mark Gongloff

CalPERS Trumpets 16.7% Return for the Year LA Times / Josh Friedman

Cisco's Bad News Good News Forbes / David M. Ewalt

Googling 'Schadenfreude' CNN / Eric Hellweg

News Corp. 4th-Qtr Profit Rises 7.8% on Cable TV Bloomberg / Michael White

Singapore: From father to son The Economist

U.S. Fed's optimism on economy high-stakes oil bet Reuters via Google News / Glenn Somerville

Optimistic Fed Raises Key Rate LA Times / Warren Vieth

Staying Ahead Of The Fed Forbes / David Simons

Action by Fed Is Likely to Lift Consumer Rates LA Times / Tom Petruno and Kathy M. Kristof

Fed keeps the faith Australian Financial Review / Jim Parker

Reactions mixed on rate hike Green Bay Gazette / Elaine Kauh

Gone Fishin’ Lew Rockwell / Sean Corrigan

WI: Aging population will have big effect on state Wisconsin State Journal / Doug Erickson

Toys R us May Sell Global Toy Business Reuters

UK jobless total rises by 27,000 Guardian / Mark Tran

UK: Bank eases interest rate fears Guardian / Mark Tran

UK: Bank of England's King Speaks: Quarterly Inflation Report audio Bloomberg

CBOT starting online gold, silver futures UPI via Washington Times

Saudi Arabia to open up oil taps BBC News

Treasury Bond Prices Are Little Changed AP via Aberdeen News

FASB Is Close to Resolving Stock Options Issue Bloomberg / Graef Crystal

Solving Bush’s Oil Crisis National Review / Larry Kudlow

Cost of borrowing is getting higher Detroit Free Press / Susan Tompor

Measure for measure The Economist

Prime bumped up to 4.5% Cincinnati Enquirer / Jeff McKinney

Treasuries near flat after rate hike, 5-yr sale eyed Reuters / Ellen Freilich

Qwest to sell $500 mln in debt, buy back bonds Reuters

What Does Marginality Mean? Ludwig von Mises Institute / Robert Murphy

World oil demand estimate raised BBC News

UK: 'Best may already be over for shares' BBC News

Japan court OKs merger talks that could form world's largest bank CP via National Post / Kozo Mizoguchi

BOJ monetary stance stands amid soft consumer prices Japan Times / Hiroko Nakata

UK: Bank forecasts falling inflation BBC News

Mexican Peso Falls for Third Day Before Industrial Output Data Bloomberg / Dan Moss

Are Americans Ready to Flee Coasts and Lifestyle? Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

California bonds 'watch' removed Sacramento Bee / Dale Kasler

Fear of recovery's strength raised by Cisco, others Reuters / Ben Klayman

Tech Pulse Index Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Fed Focuses on Inflation, Not `Soft Patch' Bloomberg / John M. Berry

As the World Turns on Main Street, Wall Street Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

The Enigma Fed CNN / Katyhleen Hayes

Fed increases short-term rate Knight Ridder via Dallas Fort Worth Star Telegram / Tony Pugh

CalPERS investments take off Sacramento Bee / Gilbert Chan

Dollar Pauses as Fed Hike Impact Fades Reuters / Christina Fincher

Mortgage applications fall Reuters via CNN

Bush: Sales tax in, income tax out? Reuters via CNN

Manufacturing Competition Washington Post / Peter S. Goodman

Australian Consumer Confidence Rises to 10-Year High Bloomberg / Victoria Batchelor

South Korean Central Bank Seen Keeping Key Rate at Record Low Bloomberg / Seyoon Kim

UK: Old Mutual seeks new company Guardian / Rupert Jones

Yukos Tumbles on Share Arrest Moscow Times / Guy Faulconbridge

Inventory fears harm Cisco Guardian / David Teather

Treasuries May Fall; Fed Says to Raise Rate at `Measured' Pace Bloomberg / Shamim Adam

Fed rate rises despite oil fears Guardian / Larry Elliott

As midnight strikes, more Americans head to work Christian Science Monitor / Patrik Jonsson

UK: Interest rate stability hopes grow Scotsman / James Dow

UK trade deficit widens to £4.97bn Scotsman

South Korea Can Fight Oil Shock With Currency Bloomberg / Andy Mukherjee


US Treasuries little changed in Asia after NY gains Reuters

US Treasuries up, investors warm to latest auction Reuters / Pedro Nicolaci da Costa

Fed warns social security difficulties UPI via Washington Times

Rules for Assessing Social Security Reform Federal Reserve Board / Edward M. Gramlich

UK: Anglo-Saxon house disease UPI / Ian Campbell

Hewlett-Packard fires 3 executives Bloomberg via Winston Salem Journal News

The big 'if' for pensions Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

TX: Dallas home prices advance at a crawl Dallas Morning News / Steve Brown

FL: Insurance companies getting ready Orlando Sentinel / Richard Burnett

AZ: Copper demands driving AZ mine hires Tucson Citizen / Teya Vitu

Canadian Dollar Falls for Fourth Day as U.S. Rate Gap Narrows Bloomberg / Sangeetha Ramaswamy

OH: Home foreclosures in area soar Cincinnati Enquirer / Ken Alltucker

Philadelphia to Seek New Swap Adviser, This Time Competitively Bond Buyer / Jill D'Ambrosio

IRS Rules On Issuer Fixes Go Into Effect Bond Buyer / Susanna Duff Barnett

Taiwan: Central bank to discuss rate increase next month Taipei Times

Soon it'll be: Toys 'were' us AP via Cincinnati Enquirer / Jeffrey Gold

Economy still on the mend? Globe and Mail / Mathew Ingram

Wheels come off at HP Globe and Mail / Mathew Ingram

Google founders speak in 'Playboy' CNN

Canada's credit rating boosted to triple-A despite minority government CP via National Post / Sandra Cordon

Japan: Current account surplus hits record 9.64 trillion yen Japan Times / Mayumi Negishi

Bonds Rise As Stocks Drop AP via Philadelphia Inquirer

Dividends and short accounts San Francisco Chronicle / Kathleen Pender

Our Economy Doesn’t Work NY Post / John Crudele

Russia: Menatep Says Yukos in Default Moscow Times / Valeria Korchagina and Guy Faulconbridge

UK: Estate agency reports 'slowdown' in property market Guardian / Sandra Haurant

Fed punts on continued growth Australian Financial Review / Corinne Lim

Greenspan bogged down in his own soft patch Wall Street Journal via Australian Financial Review / Jesse Eisinger

U.S. 30-year mortgage rates lowest since April Reuters

U.S. Treasuries subdued by auction, rate outlook Reuters / Wayne Cole

WI: Restrict borrowing to restore stability Wisconsin State Journal

Mr Bush's jobs problem The Economist

The evolution of everyday life The Economist

China sees highest inflation in seven years FT / Mure Dickie

Brazil Doesn't Need to Renew IMF Accord, S&P's Say Bloomberg

New growth for France and Germany BBC News

Brazil's Real Rises 2nd Day in 3 on Growth, Investment Outlook Bloomberg / Jeb Blount

Japanese banks agree on merger AP via Globe and Mail

Olympic Games Are Host Cities' Economic Albatross Bloomberg / Matthew Lynn

Bondholders' group may delay Trump Bloomberg via Philadelphia Inquirer / Jeannine DeFoe

New record for oil CNN

Should you cash out? CNN / Sarah Max

Home prices soar in 2Q CNN

Hewlett-Packard Cuts 4th-Qtr Forecast; Shares Decline Bloomberg / Ron Day

Target misses estimates AP via Globe and Mail

CBOT soybean, wheat prices drop Chicago Tribune

CBOT polishes metals offerings Chicago Tribune

AZ: Copper's status making comeback in state economy Arizona Republic / Max Jarman

U.S. July Retail Sales Rise 0.7%; Ex-Autos Up 0.2% Bloomberg / Joe Richter

U.S. Treasuries ease after mixed sales data Reuters

The Fed's oil bet CNN / Kathleen Hayes

Annual adjustment of fee based trigger for additional mortgage loan disclosures Federal Reserve Board

South Korean Central Bank Unexpectedly Cuts Key Rate Bloomberg / Seyoon Kim

UK: Bank chief King hints at 5% peak in interest rates Scotsman / James Dow

IMF upbeat as Japan’s deflation dwindles FT / Andrew Balls

Debt and Delusion Ludwig von Mises Institute / Robert Blumen

U.S. Retail Sales Probably Rose 1.2% in July, BN Survey Shows Bloomberg / Joe Richter

Painting the Economy Into a Corner NY Times

Bush Welcomes Fed's Move Washington Post / Nell Henderson

Japan May Set 0.8% Coupon on Five-Year Notes in 2 Tln Yen Sale Bloomberg / Chris Cooper

Yen Rises on Japan's Economic Outlook, Decline in Oil Prices Bloomberg / John Brinsley

U.S. Sugar Policy Is Bitter for Asia Bloomberg / Andy Mukherjee

Russia: Foreigners Line Up to Buy Russian Reuters via Moscow Times / Andrew Hurst



Korea: Further Rate Cut Predicted Korea Times / Cho Hyung-kwon

SEC May Restructure Along Customer Lines. . Corporate Financing Week / Stan Wilson

FL: Insurers say they are better prepared for Charley than past storms Orlando Sentinel / Richard Burnett

Bush's Jobs Record Belies Much-Touted `Recovery' Bloomberg / Gene Sperling

Fed Raised Rate Unaware Of 'Soft Patch' Washington Times Nell Henderson

Rates support housing market AP via Oakland Tribune / Martin Crutsinger

Who are Chávez's opponents? Reuters via Christian Science Monitor / Howard Yanes

Brazil's Real Rises for 3rd Week on U.S. Rates, Domestic Growth Bloomberg / Romina Nicaretta

The Honorable John W. Snow Prepared Remarks to the Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce and the South Florida Business Alliance US Treasury

Canada: Dollar's surge on strong economic reports hints of interest rate hike CP via National Post / Sandra Cordon

Trade volumes fall for three brokerage firms AP via Beaufort Gazette

Newsday, advertisers spar Newsday / James T. Madore

Charley could pack dollar punch CNN / Chris Isidore

Yields drop on weak US economic data FT / Jennifer Hughes

Concern over softening of world economic growth FT / Krishna Guha, Jennifer Hughes and David Pilling

Bank of America's Sinche: Foreign Exchange Rates and Oil audio Bloomberg

Oil May Rise on Concern Over Shipments, Survey Shows Bloomberg / Mark Shenk

Oil prices hit new record, over $46 a barrel Houston Chronicle

Bank of Montreal's O'Neill: U.S. Trade Deficit and PPI audio Bloomberg

Consumers Driven To Spend AP via Pittsburgh Tribune Review

St. Louis Health Commissioner Apologizes for Closing Lemonade Stand AP via Newsmax

Cash loses currency Boston Globe / Sasha Talcott

Treasurer, CalPERS to Rein in Exec Pay AP via Washington Times / Don Thompson

Bear stalks Nasdaq; loss since recent peak nears 20% USA Today / Adam Shell

Mind the gap CNN / Mark Gongloff

Wholesale Prices Edge Up in July AP via Washington Post / Martin Crutsinger

Oil prices hit new record, just shy of $46 AP via Houston Chronicle

Dollar Drops to 3-Week Low Versus Euro; U.S. Trade Gap Widens Bloomberg / Mark Tannenbaum

Most Overpriced Places 2004 Forbes / Betsy Schiffman

Taiwan: Borrowers nearly twice as numerous as in 2000 Taipei Times / Jackie Lin

Trade Gap Widens, Producer Prices Tame Reuters / Tim Ahmann

Bush tax cuts help rich Reuters via CNN

The Art of Trash-Talking a Good Economy National Review / Donald Luskin

MO: Inflation here hits highest mark since early 1990s St. Louis Post Dispatch / Eric Heisler

Dell posts nearly 30% earnings gain AP via USA Today

FL: Fee hike bad idea for port? St. Petersburg Times / Steve Huettel

Consumer Refuses to Put Second Foot in Grave Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

Treasuries rise more on consumer outlook downturn Reuters

Fall Forecast: More Muni Bonds, Return of High Yield Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

Long-Shot Bond Funds Move to the Head of the Pack Bloomberg / Chet Currier

US junk bond funds see $91 mln weekly outflow Reuters

U.S. Michigan Sentiment Index Falls to 94 in August From 96.7 Bloomberg / Victor Epstein

Taiwan Dollar, Exports May Climb, Researcher Says Bloomberg / Christina Soon

Oil price rise 'may change industry' AAP via Sydney Morning Herald

Mortgage rates dip to 4-month low AP via Winston Salem Journal News

Tax Burden Shifts to the Middle Washington Post / Jonathan Weisman

Kerry Takes New Tack: the Economy Washington Post / Jonathan Finer

‘Perfect storm’ price for oil Newsday / James Toedtman

Lesson of Iraq: High Oil Prices May Not Be Temporary NY Times / Floyd Norris

Crude Oil May Rise to New Records, Survey Shows Bloomberg / Mark Shenk

UK: If Brown gets his way, house prices will fall. Bring it on Guardian / Larry Elliott

Yen Slumps; Japan's Economy Grew Slower Than Expected Bloomberg / Taizo Hirose

A Primer on Stock-Market Averages and Indices Ludwig von Mises Institute / Dale Steinreich

Japanese Bonds Head for the Biggest Two-Week Gain in Five Years Bloomberg / Keiko Ujikane

Ruble Falls to '04 Low Vs. Dollar Bloomberg via Moscow Times / Marta Srnic

Why Asia Ignores Greenspan's Rate Increases Bloomberg / William Pesek Jr.


Market woes a sign investors are betting against Greenspan Globe and Mail / Mathew Ingram

UK: Booming more quietly Leader via Guardian

Japan: Corporate bankruptcies continue decline into 19th month Japan Times

Canada : Fair trade for farmers Toronto Star / Dana Flavelle

Russia a superpower in oil NY Times via Houston Chronicle / Erin E. Arvedlund

Lower taxes for all, not just wealthy UPI / Dar Haddix

CA: 17,300 jobs lost in state last month, report says San Diego Union Tribune / Dean Calbreath

Mortgage rates defy predictions of upswing Minneapolis Star Tribune / Jim Buchta

Ohioans `R' owed some real explanations Akron Beacon Journal / Mary Ethridge

Living on less: Workers resort to part-time jobs, stricter budgets Dallas Morning News / Jamie Gumbrecht

Iran: OPEC powerless to lower oil price Reuters via CNN

Venezuela Leader: I Can Keep Oil Flowing AP via Morning Call

Wal-Mart's president is concerned about high gasoline prices AP via Buffalo News / Anne D’Innocenzio

With Tech So Far Down, Is It Time to Step In? LA Times / Tom Petruno and Josh Friedman

NY: Plaza Sale Posts Record at $840,000 Per Room NY Post / Steve Cuozzo and Lois Weiss

John Kenneth Galbraith - Unconventional wisdom Guardian / Ashley Seager

Despite a Jolt, Japan's Mood Remains Upbeat NY Times / Todd Zaun

Asia: `Go west' trade plan is a losing strategy Taipei Times / Chiou Chwei-liang

Five Myths of the Economic Recovery Lew Rockwell / Gary North

Allstate, Other Insurers Face $5 Bln Hurricane Claims Bloomberg / David Plumb

Oil Above $46 and Far Above OPEC's Ceiling NY Times / Jad Mouawad

Oil price tops $US46.50 The Australian / Veronique Dupont

Could rising interest rates bring the bears out of their dens? The Australian



Investors, banks keep wary eye on interest rate increase The State / Ben Werner

One economist finds myths where others find a recovery Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Market's focus returns to economic data Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

More Guard, Reserve troops return to job problems AP via Beaufort Gazette / Larry Margasak

FL: Homeowners hit twice as insurers shift costs Orlando Sentinel / Richard Burnett

Japanese Officials Should Nix Mega-Deal Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Jack Markowitz

U.S. Treasuries flat in Asia after New York rally Reuters

Emerging debt investors watch Venezuela Reuters / Manuela Badawy

Bond investors turning to ETFs CBS Marketwatch / John Spence

Korea: Banks Reluctant to Cut Lending Rates Korea Times / Kim Yon-se

China's economic growth shrinks labour supply FT / Alexandra Harney

Assessing the damage CNN / Mark Gongloff

Under All Those Apples and Oranges, an Overvalued Market NY Times / Mark Hulburt

Yukos warns it may declare bankruptcy FT / Andrew Jack

Chapter 11 not the end for Trump FT / Amy Yee

AK: Local housing offers few alternatives for retiring baby boomers Anchorage Daily News / Barbara and Claire Ramsey

UK: Old Mutual Might Bid for Britannic Group, The Business Says Bloomberg / Matthew Craze

Market's polar bears cast a freeze over the IPO party St. Louis Post Dispatch / David Nicklaus

Oil spike has economy over a barrel Chicago Tribune / William Neikirk and Robert Manor

TN: Housing heats up Knoxville News / Roger Harris

NV: In a Second Las Vegas Review Journal / Hubble Smith

Why the Sidelines Are Looking Good to Managers NY Times / Carla Fried

Merged mutual fund may be a signal to sell CBS Marketwatch via Dallas Fort Worth Star Telegram / Charles A. Jaffe

What's keeping the stock market down? Some say investors are just moody Cox News via Omaha World Herald

Charts can cut through economic confusion Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Gregory M. Drahuschak

Offshoring makes way to journalism Philadelphia Inquirer / Andrew Cassel

Statistics aside, small businesses are hiring AP via Salt Lake Tribune / Joyce Rosenberg

Rise in Interest Rates Puzzles Some AP via Philadelphia Inquirer / Martin Crutsinger

Days dwindle for traditional checks Philadelphia Inquirer / Jeff Gelles

CA: Property is now hot tax source Sacramento Bee / Andrew LePage

Lower Growth May Re-Focus Japan on the Yen Bloomberg / David DeRosa

Production, Factory Surveys Show Strength: U.S. Economy Preview Bloomberg / Carlos Torres

Oil to breach $50 barrier 'within weeks' Guardian – Observer / Oliver Morgan

Foot to the floor, or on the brakes? Guardian - Observer / John Llewellyn

SC: Investors, banks keep wary eye on interest rate increase The State / Ben Werner

Is the engine of our economy stalling? Minneapolis Star Tribune / John Reinan

What to Do as Consumers Cut Back Wall Street Journal via Denver Post / Gregory Zuckerman

Borrowing Won't Get Cheaper Tribune News via Hartford Courant / Carolyn Bigda

Sticker shock at the lumberyard; wood prices soar Wall Street Journal via The State / Avery Johnson

The Donald ducks fiscal responsibility Denver Post / Al Lewis

MN: Costly loans turn payday into debt day Minneapolis Star Tribune / Ron Nixon, Terry Collins and Dee Depass

Hobbled hubs Denver Post / Greg Griffin

Vacation Homes Hartford Courant / Fran Silverman

Greece: Running miles into debt Guardian – Observer / Nick Mathiason

U.S. Is Playing Shell Game With Subsidies LA Times / James Flanigan

Economy moves to front of presidential campaign Baltimore Sun / Stacey Hirsch

Bush, Kerry Are Worlds Apart on Trade Issues LA Times / Evelyn Iritani

CA: Predatory lending fight LA Times

Lenders offer borrowers help to prevent foreclosures LA Times / Kenneth R. Harney

The US Trade-Abyss Euro vs Dollar Currency War Monitor via Safehaven / Alex Wallenwein

Jobs? Oil? Iraq? On Second Thought, Let's Talk Taxes NY Times / Edmund L. Andrews

How Donated Dollars Turn Into Pennies NY Times / Petra Bartosiewicz