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P/E ratios may hide the bear IHT via / Mark Hulbert

The Internet Is Calling Time / Jyoti Thottam

Hedge funds pull in record $43B in Q2 CBS Marketwatch / Alistair Barr

Dollar unmoved by strong inflows data FT / Steve Johnson

FL: Hurricane Triggers Florida Fund Bond Buyer / Helen Chang

IRS Takes On Tran Pools Bond Buyer / Susanna Duff Barnett

U.S. 10-Year Notes Decline; Traders Pull Back From 4-Month High Bloomberg / Monee Fields-White

Charley sparks jump in orange juice prices UPI via Washington Times

Costco begins selling caskets at Chicago stores AP via Seattle Times / Don Babwin

Big Government Fosters High Gas Prices Newsmax / Phil Kent

Oil prices, market detached Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

A third of US overseas troops to come home FT / Peter Spiegel and Hugh Williamson

Emerging debt-Wall St relishes Chavez win, for now Reuters / Greg Brosnan

Canadian Bonds Fall on Prospect Growth May Prompt Rate Increase Bloomberg / Bob Brennan

U.S. Oil Bill At All Time High Forbes / Dan Ackman

CA: O.C. Treasurer Warns County of Pension Risk LA Times / Stuart Pfeifer

Q&A with Frank DiMarco pdf Bond Market Association

Spreads stranded despite volatility elsewhere Reuters / Eric Burroughs

Our day of reckoning draws near National Review / Bruce Bartlett

Income Gap Up Over Two Decades, Data Show AP via Chicago Tribune / Leigh Strope

Hedge funds play for time on SEC's plans FT / Deborah Brewster

Yukos Can Keep Pumping Till End of September Reuters / Melissa Akin and Mikhail Yenukov

Berkshire Buys 8M Shares of Pier 1 Imports AP via Aberdeen News

Krispy Kreme chief operating officer resigns effective mid-September AP via

Oil prices rattle Asia, except China AP via Arizona Republic / Stephanie Hoo

UK: Pace of recovery stalls in smaller factories Guardian / Charlotte Moore

Foreigners Increase U.S. Securities Purchases in June Bloomberg / Brendan Murray

Consuming passions The Economist

Putting the Playboy saga behind it The Economist

New York manufacturing sinks Globe and Mail / Terry Weber

Empire State Manufacturing pdf Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Parmalat's Bondi Emerges as Debt Market's Spitzer Bloomberg / Matthew Lynn

Fed, Bush coexist peacefully AP via Detroit Free Press / Martin Crutsinger

Ted’s Family Feud NY Post / Tim Arango

Pink Sheets Strumpet NY Post / Christopher Byron

Kmart Swings to Second-Quarter Profit AP via Newsday  

Should You Be Selling Your Vacation Home Right Now? Bloomberg / John Wasik

Crude Oil Declines From Record After Chavez Wins Recall Vote Bloomberg / Stephen Voss

Goldman Gains Access Into China FT via LA Times / Francesco Guerrera and Richard McGregor

King Kong debt meets middle-class life Christian Science Monitor / Stacy A. Teicher

Fed exposes fragility of US economic expansion Independent / Stephen King

Oil price could drop to $30, says OPEC chief  Independent / Damian Reece

UK: Interest rate peak may be in sight Guardian / Ashley Seager

Korea's New Capital Is Hardly a Capital Idea Bloomberg / William Pesek Jr.

D.C. Slow To Reduce Its Ranks Of Jobless Washington Post / Neil Irwin

D.C. Government Spending Up Sharply Locally Washington Post / Neil Irwin

Is Ken Lay A Criminal? Ludwig von Mises Institute / William L. Anderson and Candice E. Jackson

Crude Oil Rises to Record as One Killed During Venezuelan Vote Bloomberg / Gavin Evans

Treasury Buyers Are Most Pessimistic Since 1990 Amid Low Yields Bloomberg / Vivianne C. Rodrigues

Yen May Decline Against Dollar, Euro as Japanese Growth Slows Bloomberg / Joshua Krongold


Gold Rises to 1-Month High; Rising Oil May Slow U.S. Economy Bloomberg / Choy Leng Yeong

U.S. Treasuries flat in Asia after inflation data Reuters

Bond prices rise as oil prices set record AP via New Jersey Star Ledger

IL: Illinois Rule Takes Effect Bond Buyer / Yvette Shields

Atlanta Steps Up Plans For Airport Bonds Bond Buyer / Tedra DeSue

Where's that election-year bounce? US News / Paul J. Lim

NC: RBC Dain Rauscher to open Charlotte office Bloomberg via Charlotte Observer

Investment Banks Are Hiring In Europe Business Week via Yahoo

Canada: Mutual Fund Net Sales Climb to $544 Million Toronto Star

IMF Concludes 2004 Article IV Consultation with Jamaica IMF

Latest data complicate Fed's plans Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

$50 oil creeps nearer Dallas Morning News / Sudeep Reddy

PNC Financial's Hoffman: U.S. CPI, Housing Starts, Economy audio Bloomberg

Singapore to Diversify Investments AP via St. Louis Post

Brazil's Meirelles Granted Minister Status by Lula Bloomberg / Guillermo Parra-Bernal

Economists give Bush slight edge USA Today / Sue Kirchhoff

Embattled NYSE Sees Profits Fall By Half NY Post / Jenny Anderson

Hiring falls as technology lets more entrepreneurs go solo USA Today / Jim Hopkins

Recession over, workers look to move on Journal News / David Schepp

NV: Realtors Say Las Vegas Hottest Market in U.S. AP via LA Times

FDIC moves to ease reinvestment rules Bloomberg via Chicago Tribune

Many U.S. banks eased rules for loans made to businesses Bloomberg via Baltimore Sun

Rates on CDs, money market funds creeping higher USA Today / Sandra Block

Janus identifies client planning $5 billion withdrawal AP via Denver Post / Sandy Shore

Watching insiders for signs to sell Philadelphia Inquirer / Todd Mason

Google Stock Sale Delayed as SEC Doesn't Act on IPO Bloomberg / Robert Schmidt

Shares of Mobile Home Firms Rise Bloomberg and Reuters via LA Times

NY: Geico's area office gets boost from business in New Jersey Buffalo News / Jonathan D. Epstein

Yukos woes flare up again, offsetting Venezuela vote CBS Marketwatch via Google News / Myra P. Saefong

German Growth Expectations Fall AP and Forbes via Google News

Where the foreclosures are CNN / Sarah Max

Pouring oil on the flames The Economist

Crude sets another record, nears $47 a barrel AP via Houston Chronicle

Applied Materials sales double Globe and Mail / Roma Luciw

Cash balances up as economic worries rise FT / Jennifer Hughes

Consumers keep US guessing over spending FT / Andrew Balls

Mexico Grew at Fastest Pace Since 2000 in 2nd Qtr Bloomberg / Nick Benequista

European Corporate Bonds May Gain on Improved Ratings Bloomberg / Jennifer Ryan

Japan Sells 500 Billion Yen of Bonds, Demand Rises Bloomberg / Keiko Ujikane

Japan: Barclays's Richards: Japanese 30-Year Bond Sale and Yields audio Bloomberg

Costly mortgages provoke backlash from borrowers Minneapolis Star Tribune / Dee Depass

OH: Summit foreclosures on upswing Akron Beacon Journal / Gloria Irwin

Industrial Production and Capacity Utilization Federal Reserve Board

U.S. Economy: Consumer Prices Unexpectedly Declined in July Bloomberg / Courtney Schlisserman

Treasuries make measured gains on inflation news Reuters / Wayne Cole

Housing starts snap back in July Reuters via CNN

Wives’ Work and Family Income Mobility Federal Reserve Bank of Boston / Katharine Bradbury and Jane Katz

Price Gouging Saves Lives Ludwig von Mises Institute / David M. Brown

Cantor Fitzgerald spinning off unit CBS Marketwatch / Greg Morcroft

Forget the Curve. Is Fed Behind Its Forecast? Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

U.S. Trade Gap Represents a Lost Opportunity Bloomberg / John M. Berry

Capitalism opens doors to freedom The Scotsman / John Bundell

Kmart -- a Discounter, Investment Fund, or What? Bloomberg / David Pauly

SEC May Bar Broker Rewards Washington Times / Carrie Johnson

Cement shortage hits US housing boom Christian Science Monitor / Daniel B. Wood

Japan's Bonds Decline as Yields at Two-Month Low Sap Demand Bloomberg / Keiko Ujikane

Yukos Sends Mixed Signals Over Bankruptcy Moscow Times / Guy Faulconbridge

Florida's long race to recover Christian Science Monitor / Jacqui Goddard

Russia: Canadians Kicked Out of Aerostar Moskow Times / Denis Maternovsky

Charley could benefit insurers Guardian / Julia Finch

Japan May Set Almost Four-Year-High Coupon at 30-Year Debt Sale Bloomberg / Keiko Ujikane

Japan: Cloudy skies ahead for economy Daily Yomiuri / Kan Tsutagawa

India's `Unsolved Riddle' Needs Market Focus Bloomberg / Andy Mukherjee


US “Soft Patch” Only Slightly Slippery Liberty Whistle

Colorado School Districts Likely To Place Record Requests on Ballot Bond Buyer / Elizabeth Albanese

Half of UK schemes eye hedge funds – survey Investment and Pensions Europe

Canada: Cost of owning a home in Ottawa hits new high Ottawa Business Journal

Troubles may soon hit home Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Google should grow up Globe and Mail / Mathew Ingram

Whiz kids' blunders blacken IPO's eye USA today / Matt Krantz

Intuit Posts Wider Loss After Charge AP via Washington Post / Spencer Schwartz

Hungary coalition near collapse FT / Christopher Condon

Canada: Storms boost lumber prices Globe and Mail / Peter Kennedy

S.C. lost 32,100 jobs in July Spartanburg Herald-Journal

CO: Large resale supply weighing on market Rocky Mountain News / John Rebchook

Google goes low CNN / Paul R. La Monica

Google Raises $1.67 Billion in IPO After Cutting Value in Half Bloomberg / Peter Robison

US Airways could 'fail' next month Clover Herald / Sara Kehaulani Goo

Cox board considers $7.9B buyout offer Reuters via CNN

MF Managing Director Rodrigo de Rato to Visit South America IMF

Spending in China booms despite bid to cool economy The Scotsman

Interest rate relief for American firms The Scotsman / James Dow

Fed official sees pick-up from soft patch Reuters / Victoria Thieberger

CA: Half-million just doesn't buy as much as before San Diego Union Tribune / Lori Weisberg

CA: Prices gain as inventory of unsold housing soars San Diego Union Tribune / Roger M. Showley

Reality Check Needed Amid World Economy Mood Swings Reuters / Mike Dolan

Freddie Mac gets notice from SEC CBS Marketwatch

Home Depot posts 19% increase in net income AP via Winston Salem Journal

Florida home repair stores busy AP via Buffalo News / Harry R. Weber

United removed pension execs Chicago Tribune via South Florida sun Sentinel / Melissa Allison

Fund managers must disclose conflicts Chicago Tribune / Andrew Countryman

Florida lament: 'Charley laid me off' Chicago Sun Times / Allen G. Breed

CA: Rate is higher here than in U.S. overall San Diego Union Tribune / Dean Calbreath

FL: Is a $10 Bag of Ice Illegal? The Slate via Google News / Brendan I Koerner

Google’s IPO rollercoaster The Economist

Oil blazes past $47 to new record CNN / Katie Benner

Mexican Peso Falls as Yield on Benchmark Treasury Note Declines Bloomberg / Jennifer Coogan

Brazil confident of $20bn investment in oil industry FT / Raymond Colitt

UK: Citigroup Bond Trading Investigated by U.K. Regulator Bloomberg / John Beresford-Peirse

US Treasuries retreat, ambushed by profit-takers Reuters / Wayne Cole

Janus pays $100M in SEC settlement CNN

Fund Crackdown NY Post / Jenny Anderson

Our system of paying for higher education needs to be revamped St. Louis Post Dispatch / David Nicklaus

Canada: Foreign investment declines CP via Globe and Mail

European Economies: Inflation Slows for Second Month Bloomberg / Brian Swint

UK: Bank of England Policy Makers Voted 9-0 to Raise Rate Bloomberg / Duncan Hooper

Mexican Peso Trades Near Seven-Week High on Yield-Gap Optimism Bloomberg / Jennifer Coogan

L.A. County Home Prices Cool Off, Slightly, in July LA Times / Annette Haddad

FL: Rebuilding will provide boon Ft. Lauderdale Sun Sentinel / Jerry W. Jackson

UT: Job growth in Utah hits 1.9% in July Salt Lake Tribune / Lesley Mitchell

US Treasury yields hit 4-month lows as oil climbs Reuters / Wayne Cole

U.S. mortgage applications jump in Aug 13 week Reuters

Refinancings soar 21% as rates slump Reuters via CNN

Oil: Fear vs. Fact National Review / Frederick P. Leuffer

Crude Oil Prices Move Above $47 a Barrel AP via Forbes

National Sales-Tax Silliness . . . National Review / Bruce Bartlett

Seoul plays a dangerous game over depreciation Taipei Times / Kung Ming-hsin

The Pension Catastrophe Lew Rockwell / Gary North

Americans May Flee Coasts, Won't Move to Dullsville Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

Japan hopes opening bond sales to foreigners will solve woes Japan Times / Mayumi Negishi

Australia: Bonds close weaker AAP via Sydney Morning Herald

Mutual Funds Opt to Liquidate NY Times / Riva D. Atlas

Financial Firms Hasten Their Move to Outsourcing NY Times / Saritha Rai

Costco Is Latest Class-Action Target Washington Post / Brooke A. Masters and Amy Joyce

Fall Season Looks Solid for Retailers, but Holidays Could Be Another Story NY Times / Tracie Rozhon

From Taipei to Seoul, Tom Clancy Trumps GDP Bloomberg / William Pesek Jr.

Yen Sheds Gains Against Dollar as Nikkei 225 Stocks Decline Bloomberg / John Brinsley

Russia: Central Bank Is Not Ready to Float Ruble Moscow Times / Vlasta Demyanenko



China: A great wall of waste The Economist

Trump's business failures can't hurt best asset: ego Houston Chronicle / Loren Steffy

Reconsidering Rates Bond Buyer / Jacob Fine

Market Closing Recommendations for U.K. Summer Bank Holiday and U.S. Labor Day Holiday Bond Market Association

Bank of Canada Review Bank of Canada

TX: Higher oil prices expected to be felt at pump Dallas Fort Worth Star Telegram / Dan Piller

Google, now wealthier, enters new phase AP via San Antonio Express News / May wong

Canada: Pricey oil is positive for Canada Toronto Star / Steven Theobald

Killing the Class-Warfare Argument National Review / Stephen Moore

Kim Jong Eisner The Slate / Daniel Gross

I bet on the IPO and won The Slate / Henry Blodget

Ohio sues Best Buy UPI via Washington Times

WA: A tax system fair to all is a myth Seattle Post Intelligencer / Bill Virgin

CitiMortgage to buy $10B mortgage portfolio from Hibernia St. Louis Business Journal

NY: Local jobs picture improves Newsday / Randi F. Marshall

UK: Rates forecast to remain on hold The Scotsman / James Dow

Oil prices endanger economy Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

CA: Region's affordability index at record low 10% San Diego Union Tribune / Emmet Pierce

CA: Housing Booming in Inland Empire LA Times / Dawn Wotapka

CO: Local dip in inflation perplexing Denver Post / Aldo Svaldi

Pressure builds on new-home cost Chicago Tribune / Sharon Stangenes

US Inflation Trounces New Orders Liberty Whistle

US Airways warns of shutdown Charlotte Observer / Ted Reed, Stan Choe and Tony Mecia

Computer games let election buffs put their strategies to work Boston Globe / Hiawatha Bray

Funds' officials to reveal their pay Philadelphia Inquirer / Todd Mason

Treasuries rise on soft economic data FT / Jennifer Hughes, Päivi Munter and Barney Jopson

Manufacturers Say Growth Is Continuing Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Business Outlook Survey Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Economic Trends Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

The world's largest pile of gold still shines BBC News / Matthew Wells

Red alert The Economist

Exchange-rate forecasts The Economist

Cost-of-living index The Economist

MI: Factory jobs hit a new low in state Detroit Free Press / John Gallagher

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

Wall Street May Have Taken Google to School LA Times / Tom Petruno and Alex Pham

Google fumbled a good idea San Francisco Chronicle / Kathleen Pender

Banking on their branches Reuters via Houston Chronicle / Ilaina Jonas

Parmalat sues auditors for $10bn Guardian / David Teather

Charley Drives Up Price of Lumber Bloomberg via LA Times

SEC tells funds to end incentives and reveal investments Bloomberg via Ft. Lauderdale Sun Sentinel / Robert Schmidt

Cisco's Chambers: U.S. Economy, Partnerships and Inventory audio Bloomberg

Bubble in crude? CNN / Mark Gongloff

Producers deny inflation ploy as oil reaches another record Guardian / Ashley Seager and Terry Macalister

UK: Mortgage lending reaches record heights Guardian / Sandra Haurant

Brazil's Real Rises for 5th Day on Lula's High Court Ruling Win Bloomberg / Guillermo Parra-Bernal and Romina Nicaretta

U.S. Treasuries flat, weak Fed factory data seen Reuters / Wayne Cole

U.S. Index of Leading Indicators Fell 0.3% in July Bloomberg / Victor Epstein

Treasury's Snow: U.S. Economy, Oil Prices and Job Growth audio Bloomberg

Crude hits $48 as Iraq violence continues FT / Neil Dennis 

Bank of England Should Take a Breather at 4.75% Bloomberg / Mark Gilbert

All Hail Free Trade (and Henry George) Ludwig von Mises Institute / Laurence M. Vance

Australia: Bonds close stronger AAP via Sydney Morning Herald

It's been four years, and Florida still can't be trusted NY Times via Taipei Times / Paul Krugman

Rising Cost of Health Benefits Cited as Factor in Slump of Jobs NY Times / Eduardo Porter

Freddie Mac May Face SEC Suit For Errors Washington Post / Kathleen Day

Home Prices To Rise, Fannie Mae Predicts Bloomberg via Tampa Tribune / Kathleen M. Howley

A Secretive Bank Faces Calls for Transparency NY Times / Doreen Carvajal

South Korean Won May Erase Year's Gain After Rate Cut Bloomberg / Christina Soon

Oil's new high may persist Christian Science Monitor / Kris Axtman

Australian Dollar May Fall on Signs Rates to Be Kept Unchanged Bloomberg / Sineva Toevai

India Won't Raise Interest Rates in a Hurry Bloomberg / Andy Mukherjee

Japanese Bonds May Fall as Stock Rally Lures Away Investors Bloomberg / Keiko Ujikane

China Ready to Pay Yukos' Fare Moscow Times / Valeria Korchagina


NY: Pataki Moves To Cut $1.6B In Borrowing Bond Buyer / Adam L. Cataldo

Market Safe, For Now Bond Buyer / Susanna Duff Barnett

Black gold goes up, up, up US News / Paul J. Lim

Nuveen's Fitzgerald, Henderson Global's Resis: Bond Market audio Bloomberg

FASB Reverses Options-Cost Decision / Craig Schneider

TX: Forced home sales up Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

NV: Unemployment up in Nevada Las Vegas Sun / Cy Ryan

New England Economic Review Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

MO: Unemployment rises in St. Louis metro in July St. Louis Business Journal

Eurobond Trading Debacle Bondweek / Marlies Morsink

A Gaggle Of Google Critics Washington Post / Steven Pearlstein

United pension cut hurts retirees San Jose Mercury News / Mark Schwanhausser

CA: For first-time home buyers, California is a tough sell San Diego Union Tribune / Alex Viega

More Google stock bought by banks San Francisco Chronicle / Verne Kopytoff, Victoria Colliver and John Shinal

Google's Auction Loosens Wall Street's Grip on IPOs Bloomberg / Justin Baer

TX: Hotels manage drought Houston Chronicle / Nancy Sarnoff

NY: Milk prices down again Newsday / Regina Marie Glick

Bonds drop with oil prices CNN

Bush Opening Social Security Debate Without Saying Much LA Times / Peter Walton

A barrel of contradictions Chicago Tribune / William Neikirk

Former Saudi Oil Minister Yamani: Oil Prices, OPEC, Demand audio Bloomberg

New Oil Crisis: 1979 In Spades Forbes / Dan Ackman

Pouring oil on the flames The Economist

Oil price squeezing growth Denver Post / Steve Raabe

UK: It's foreign policy, stupid Guardian / Victor Keegan

Missouri, Michigan Among States Losing Jobs in July Bloomberg / Carlos Torres

Crude slips back below $48 a barrel AP via Houston Chronicle

The Myth of the Fiscal Straightjacket Ludwig von Mises Institute / Grant M. Nülle

Lehman Cuts Forecasts for U.S. Growth, Interest Rates Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton

Muni Manager Sees More Florida Bonds Ahead Reuters / Linda Prospero

Millions of U.S. Votes Won't Count Bloomberg / Ann Woolner

The Most Expensive States To Insure Your Home Forbes via Google / Betsy Schiffman

CA: 300,000 apply for 3,000 dockworker jobs AP via Cleveland Plain Dealer / Alex Veiga

CT: State Loses 4,900 Jobs Hartford Courant / Michael Remez

30-year mortgage rates decline to 5.81 % AP via Dallas Fort Worth Star Telegram / Martin Crutsinger

The peculiar paradox of rising home prices Philadelphia Inquirer / Andrew Cassel

Dollar Rises; Traders Drop Bets Currency to Reach One-Month Low Bloomberg / Richard Blackden

SEC Asks What Political Consultants Do for the Money Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

FL: Renters discover too late why they need insurance Orlando Sentinel / Christopher Sherman

30 Year Mortgages Reach Lowest Rate Since April 8 AP via Winston Salem Journal

Crude Oil May Rise From Record on Supply Threats Bloomberg / Mark Shenk

'Oil Shock' Has Some Economists Worried Washington Post / Nell Henderson and Justin Blum

OH: Personal bankruptcies are sky-high in Summit County Akron Beacon Journal

Zell's Bet on Silicon Valley Leaves Investors Footing the Bill Bloomberg / Richard Teitelbaum

Australia: Bond market furthers offshore losses AAP via Sydney Morning Herald

Scottish bankruptcies rise on spiraling debt The Scotsman / James Dow

For Google, first a stumble, then opening day surge Newsday / Richard J. Dalton Jr.

New oil highs spark gold rush Guardian / Terry Macalister

Mortgage rates fall to 5-week low Arizona Republic / Glen Cero

Contrary Bet on Oil Is Costly to Year-Old Hedge Funds NY Times / Riva D. Atlas

AZ: Summer cuts jobs, jobless Arizona Republic / Jonathan J. Higuera

Kmart: Rich in Cash and Real Estate but Not in Sales NY Times / Constance L. Hays

Dollar Falls Versus Yen; Higher Interest Rate Expectations Fade Bloomberg / Taizo Hirose

S Korean GDP facing slower growth FT / Song Jung-a


CA: Realtors must think big in assessing housing market LA Daily News / Greg Wilcox

Hong Kong banks bet on credit cards to boost income Reuters / Brian Kelleher

TX: Lavish times in oil patch? Not a chance Houston Chronicle / Lore Steffy

Natural gas burned as worthless getting new life Houston Chronicle / Lynn J. Cook

Australia: China might go pop, but it won't help our factories Sydney Morning Herald / Alan Kohler

Canada: Loonie could soar to 80¢ U.S., analyst says Toronto Star / Steven Theobald

Bonds or Gold -- Which Market is Wrong? National Investor via Safehaven / Chris Temple

Keeping the party going CNN / Mark Gongloff

Substitute for mutual funds has its supporters Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / Kathleen Gallagher

A bearish birthrate outlook Dallas Morning News / Scott Burns

Kerry, Bush Are Tied in Presidential Race, Harris Poll Says Bloomberg / Jonathan D. Salant

TX: Longtime jobless find hope as economy inches back from tech crash Dallas Morning News / Crayton Harrison

A Tale of Three Tailors Safehaven / Rob Kirby

Judge tells United to mend fences--or else Chicago Tribune / Melissa Allison

Treasury 10-Year Notes Hold Close to April High for Second Week Bloomberg / Monee Fields-White

A bit of shelter in value funds Minneapolis Star Tribune / Meg Richards

MN: 40-year home mortgage set Pioneer Press / Sheryl Jean

Corporations' boost could turn into bust AP via Oakland Tribune / Rachel Beck

Yen-denominated exports reach record high of 40.1% Japan Times

Energy and Chinese aggression Taipei Times / Paul Lin

Deutsche Bank economist says oil prices to fall Taipei Times / Amber Chung

Evidence points to even higher oil prices Globe and Mail / Mathew Ingram

Rate of oil exploration slows Boston Globe / Stephen J. Glain

An Oil Shock That Could Be an Economic Stimulus in Disguise NY Times / Eduardo Porter

Oil Cost, Anxiety Are Both Rising LA Times / Bill Sing and Elizabeth Douglass

Yen Has Biggest Weekly Rise in Almost 3 Months as Stocks Gain Bloomberg / Vivianne C. Rodrigues and Richard Blackden

European Bonds Close Week Near 4-Month High as Oil Prices Surge Bloomberg / Steve Rothwell

FL: Cement shortage may slow recovery Bloomberg via Ft. Lauderdale Sun Sentinel / Thomas Black

Bush Spent $46 Million in a Surge Last Month NY Times / Glen Justice




Cyclical metals still attractive buys Toronto Star / Pat Mckeough

Economists dial back growth forecasts USA Today / Sue Kirchhoff and Barbara Hansen

Relief on way for oil? Dallas Morning News / Sudeep Reddy

Growing market provides immigrants many ways to send funds Dallas Morning News / Dianne Sol’is and Angel Gonzalez

Companies have cash, but what should they do with it? Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Bush advisers wary of oil Reuters via CNN

China fears food crisis as imports hit $14bn FT / James Kynge

A legend grows stale Toronto Star / David Olive

Google: Mary Meeker's comeback? Reuters via CNN

Can the Real Estate Boom Continue? Clif Droke Market Analysis via Safehaven / Clif Droke

Sliding benefits, soaring costs swell providers' profits San Diego Union Tribune / Leslie Berestein

OT pay: Winners and losers CNN / Krysten Crawford

Why is the Country so Divided? Safehaven / Hans F. Sennholz

Oil prices look set to dominate BBC News

2nd-Qtr Growth Estimate May Be Lowered: U.S. Economy Preview Bloomberg / Vince Golle

Will High Oil Prices Lead to Recession? AP via Newsday / Martin Crutsinger

Fed chief portrayed as economic ogre Fort Worth Star-Tribune via Orlando Sentinel / Cecil Johnson

New York prepares for Republican invasion FT / Christopher Grimes

Growth strategy has a winning record San Francisco Chronicle / Harry Domash

A Normal Market? There's No Such Thing Wall street Journal via LA Daily News / Jonathan Clements

Surviving the IPO From Hell Newsweek via MSNBC / Steven Levy

Corporate elite over compensated Oakland Tribune / Cliff Pletschet

Bad news? It's good news for Bush Chicago Sun Times / William O’Rourke

Strangely, bad news is really good news for the home buyer St. Louis Post Dispatch / David Nicklaus

Zero-down mortgages seen as riskier via Orange County Register / Holden Lewis

When you have good credit but little cash LA Times / Kenneth R. Harney

Popping Political Myths Chicago Tribune via Hartford Courant / Bill Barnhart

Fund scandals found to profit T. Rowe Price Baltimore Sun / Bill Atkinson

Dow beacon of light in week of bad news Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Gregory M. Drahuschak

In market for casket? Shop till you drop Denver Post / Al Lewis

The Strong Economy Hook! Tomorrow’s Gold via Safehaven / Marc Faber

ARMs have advantages for some, but be aware of the risks Washington Post via Winston-Salem Journal / Michelle Singletary

Crude oil may rise on supply threats Bloomberg via Taipei Times

Ethical consumerism isn't fashionable Guardian via Taipei Times / Julian Baggini

That Not-So-Distant Thunder in the Bond Market NY Times / Jonathan Fuerbringer

It's Who You Know. Really. NY Times / Daniel Gross

Rules for Overtime Pay to Take Effect Washington Post / Amy Joyce

Oil addicts Guardian – Observer / Heather Stewart

Fears that oil could hit $60 Guardian – Observer / Heather Stewart

In Mr. Bush's Neighborhood, a Peculiar Intersection NY Times / Landon Thomas, Jr.

How Google floated past Wall St Guardian – Observer / John Naughton

Wall Street Is Ogling the Real Google Payoff NY Times / Andrew Ross Sorkin

Ready to Bet on Alternative Energy? Well, Think Again NY Times / Conrad De Aenlle


Philippines economy faces crisis Radio Australia via Google News

Fannie “Fires Back” Liberty Whistle

War, then and now The Economist

Disparate Jobs Data Add Up to a Mystery LA Times / David Streitfeld

Pension troubles may grow Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

NV: Existing home prices jump in July Las Vegas Sun / Jennifer Shubinski

Cause Comes Before Effect. Always. Even for Oil Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

Canada: With so much cash, banks must choose Financial Post via / Barbara Shecter

East Germans display deepening discontent FT / Bertrand Benoit

Unions protest new overtime regulations at Labor Department AP via San Diego Union Tribune / Leigh Strope

Despite travel slump, online firms flourish Boston Globe / Scott Kirsner

Stupid Is as Stupid Does Lew Rockwell / Charley Reese

Why Google's Dutch auction was a success Chicago Sun Times / Bruce Mann

Google's IPO - Success or failure? Globe and Mail / Mathew Ingram

Google Not The First To Go Dutch Washington Post / Jerry Knight

Scream exposes art insurance gaps BBC News / Ian Youngs

NC: Even baker had to adjust with area mills closing Charlotte Observer

FL: Debt-ridden seniors increasingly turn to bankruptcy in S. Florida Ft. Lauderdale Sun Sentinel / Mark Chediak

NY: Growing number of historic Albany homes are for sale Albany Democrat / Sean Wolfe

Ideas for Buyers and Renters NY Times / Sabra Chartrand

Inflation Inches Way Back Into Hong Kong's Economy NY Times / Keith Bradsher

Much money in Munch? CNN / Les Christie

More self-employed bet on not getting sick, hurt USA Today / Jim Hopkins

The Bear's Lair: Houses of cards UPI via Washington Times / Martin Hutchinson

Foreign firms get defense work Dallas Fort Worth Star Telegram / Bob Cox

Putin Assures Bush on Oil Production AP via LA Times

Speculators blamed for high price of oil Guardian / Charlotte Moore

UK: House prices fall again PA via Guardian

Seattle Times editor quits over plagiarism UPI via Washington Times

Fed's McTeer says oil price rise troublesome Reuters

Banco do Brasil Planning to Sell Debt in the U.S. Bloomberg /

U.S. Treasuries Decline After Oil Prices Drop From Record High Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton

Economic models predict Bush win Reuters via CNN

China: Productivity growth could end poverty -- if we care to attempt it Taipei Times / J. Bradford DeLong

U.S. Treasuries sucked lower in data vacuum Reuters / Wayne Cole

The Economy Is Killing Overtime Forbes / Dan Ackman

VoIP Vs. Conventional Telephones Forbes / Daniel M. Ewalt

Markets, Not Unions, Gave us Leisure Ludwig von Mises Institute / Thomas J. DiLorenzo

Toys 'R' Us Swings to 2Q Profit AP via Aberdeen News

Wal-Mart Lowers August Sales Forecast AP via Hartford Courant

FedEx raises full-year earnings target FT / Mary Watkins

Canada: Effect of changes in indirect taxes on the CPI Bank of Canada

Break the Inflation-Growth Link . . . once and for all. National Review / Tom Nugent

US Treasuries weaken in Asia after stocks rally Reuters

Dollar gains, bonds sink CNN via Google

The Death of the Hedge Fund Is Much Exaggerated Bloomberg / Matthew Lynn

Dividend Payers Buoy Portfolios in Sinking Market Bloomberg / John Wasik

Large-cap value holding up best AP via Houston Chronicle / Meg Richards

Dollar Gains; Pace of U.S. Growth May Exceed Europe's Expansion Bloomberg / Heather Bandur and Richard Blackden

Tokyo Stocks Rise on Oil Price Retreat AP via Newsday

Japan's 10-Year Bonds Fall as Rising Stocks Lure Investors Away Bloomberg / Keiko Ujikane

U.K. Property Inflation Slows for Second Month, Hometrack Says Bloomberg / Duncan Hooper

Schroeder Gives Right Answer, Wrong Reason on Oil Bloomberg / David DeRosa

Sideways markets don't have to sideline investors Christian Science Monitor / Thomas Watterson

Investors in U.S. Treasuries Are Less Bearish as Oil Surges Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton

Dollar May Fall on Concern Climbing Oil Prices Will Slow Growth Bloomberg / Heather Bandur

Political shoals of the swift-boat wars Christian Science Monitor / Linda Feldman


Signs Point to Impending Recovery in Bank Commercial Lending FDIC

Burma investors under scrutiny BBC News / Myles Neligan

Should the Electoral College stay or go? Daily standard / Claudia Winkler

In search of a golden fleece Globe and Mail / Mathew Ingram

Consumer confidence barely moves CNN

BNP Paribas's Gilhooly: Oil Prices and U.S. Treasuries audio Bloomberg

IL: Fighting the O'Hare Plan Bond Buyer / Yvette Shields

Why you should care about strikes Seattle Post Intelligencer / Bill Virgin

Gambles can doom pensions Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Older Investors Jittery as U.S. Markets Disappoint NY Times / Gretchen Morgenson and Jennifer Bayot

This year, investors fancy dividends over risks USA Today via 1st Headlines / Adam Shell

Incentives hurt car values, survey finds AP via Baltimore Sun

JPMorgan Chase's Patterson: U.S. Dollar, Currency Strategy audio Bloomberg

IMF Executive Board Reviews the Fund's Surveillance IMF

Canada: Inflation rate eases Globe and Mail / Terry Weber

Olympics: and the Winner Is ... World Metal Prices Reuters / Steve James

Survey doesn't surprise: Workers not happy AP via Clover Herald / Justin Bachman

OH: After the storm Cleveland Plain Dealer

Web pulling plug on jobs: Internet sales grow, killing bricks-and-mortar detail Boston Herald via Newsmax / Brett Arends

Justice probes Chicago Board Options Exchange, American Stock Exchange AP via Chicago Tribune

Bank of France wants tighter budgetary rules on deficit reductions AFP via EU Business

Bond Pros in Demand Despite Lackluster Markets Reuters / Dena Aubin

Halliburton hits pay dirt in war zone Denver Post / Al Lewis

Google's weak governance rating San Francisco Chronicle / Kathleen Pender

Hedge Fund Investors Play It Safe Again in Q2 Reuters / Svea Herbst-Bayliss

German economic growth picks up BBC News

If oil prices are rising, why are gas prices falling? The Slate / Daniel Gross

Greenspan Calls Data on Housing Bubble Inconclusive Bloomberg / Brendan Murray

Hedge funds don't need more regulation-Greenspan Reuters

TD Bank and Banknorth in deal talks FT / James Politi and Bernard Simon

Japanese Bank Makes Hostile Bid in Takeover Battle NY Times / Todd Zaun

California's Credit Rating Raised Three Levels by S&P Bloomberg / William Selway

Calif. Battered Credit Rating Upgraded AP via Mercury News

Study: Cable losing steam USA Today / David Lieberman

An economic downshift could cause Bush trouble Boston Globe / Charles Stein

A colder one: Beer in aluminum bottles on the way AP via Houston Chronicle

Crude falls 84 cents to $45.21 a barrel AP via Houston Chronicle

America’s false profits The Economist

Wal-Mart Hits The End Of The Line Forbes / Dan Ackman

Dollar firms as Fed downplays oil worries FT / Steve Johnson

The Trouble with Oil Daily Standard / Irwin Stelzer

Are consumers tapped out? US News / Paul J. Lim

Emerging mkts attractive via ETFs -Morgan Stanley Reuters / Steve Hays

Treasury Bond Prices Drop at Midday AP via Aberdeen News

Citibank to enter Texas markets Dallas Business Journal via Google News / Chad Eric Watt

Since The Fed Raised Interest Rates – They’ve Gone Down NY Post / John Crudele

The Cheap Seats NY Post / Jenny Anderson

U.S. online sales to top $300B by 2010 Washington Business Journal

Existing home sales fall in July CNN

US Treasuries pressured by oil, stocks, upbeat Fed Reuters

Mexican One-Month Treasury-Bill Yield May Rise to 16-Month High Bloomberg / Adriana Arai

Crude Oil Futures Slide for a Third Day as Iraq Raises Exports Bloomberg / Alejandro Barbajosa and Stephen Voss

Citrus losses may not squeeze consumers AP via The State / Mike Schneider

`Sane Portfolio' Returned 21 Percent Last Year Bloomberg / John Dorfman

Scotland: Glenmorangie in Takeover Talks The Scotsman

MN: State targets off-shore tax schemes Minneapolis Star Tribune / Kevin Duchschere

Rentokil's Bonds, Derivatives Warn of Fire Sale Bloomberg / Mark Gilbert

U.S. Company Pension Plans May Need Taxpayer Rescue, Study Says Bloomberg / Jeff St.Onge

The golden slope of hope CBS Marketwatch via 1st Headlines / Mark Hulbert

Epic Struggle Looms as Science Tackles the Market Bloomberg / Chet Currier

UK: Is Man's black box on the blink? Guardian / Nils Pratley

Bush Team Lacks Clear Economic Plan, Critics Say Washington Post / Jonathan Weisman

Kerry's budget math questioned as well Newsday / James Toedtman

California's fight to stop corporate flight Christian Science Monitor / Daniel B. Wood

MN: Record lows hurt crops AP via Minneapolis Star Tribune

Russia: Report Warns of Crisis in Workforce Moscow Times / Simon Ostrovsky

Russia: Spinning the Investment Climate Moscow Times / Greg Walters

Russia: Defense Budget to Grow by 28% Moscow Times / Lyuba Pronina

Dollar Trades Near 2-Week High as Durable Good Orders May Rise Bloomberg / Taizo Hirose

As Indian Bonds Tank, Who Pays for `New Deal'? Bloomberg Andy Mukherjee



The jobs numbers that you're not hearing about USA Today via Newsmax / Timothy Kane and Andrew Grossman

Texas Exports – Hot Stats Dallas Federal Reserve

A damning verdict The Economist

Ohio Preps $401M Deal Bond Buyer / Elizabeth Carvlin

Illinois Plans Debt for Toll Overhaul Bond Buyer / Yvette Shields

Who will pay for pensions? Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Manufacturing adds to proof economy is cooling FT / Christopher Swann

Washington Mutual's Growth Strategy Plagued by Missteps LA Times / E. Scott Reckard

California on Path to Become Nation's Gambling Capital LA Times / Dan Morain

US comes to terms with Chávez FT / Andy Webb-Vidal

Venezuela's Foreign Debt Rating Raised to B by S&P Bloomberg / Alex Kennedy

Time for Tax Reform? National Review / Bruce Bartlett

The Key Word in the Headline is "Despite" Elliott Wave via Bear Market Central

CO: Condos' square-foot costs shatter ceiling Denver Post / Christine Tatum

CO: Home prices chasing $300,000 Rocky Mountain News / John Rebchook

AZ: Valley's housing market refuses to take vacation in July Arizona Republic / Glen Creno

Emerging debt-Profit-taking hits market Reuters / Walter Brandimarte

Yen intervention hasn't hampered Fed—Greenspan Reuters

Merrill Brokers Seek Transfers From N.Y. AP via Newsday

NC: Increasing costs of steel, cement, wood get passed on to consumers Winston – Salem Journal / Brian Louis

TN: Companies spend more, hire to fight online evils Tennessean / Bush Bernard

MD: Restaurant barometer signals a good year for Maryland Baltimore Sun / Jay Hancock

TX: Insurer profits in Texas at 5-year high AP via Dallas Morning News

MO: St. Louis' office market has lower vacancy rate in Q2 St. Louis Business Journal

U.S. banks want a piece of Texas Reuters / Chris Sanders

Canada: TD Bank stockholders cool to possible acquisition of New England's Banknorth CP via / Andrew Flynn

Canada: Local bankruptcy rate jumps in June Ottawa Business Journal / Leo Valiquette

Canada: Loonie continues to strengthen Ottawa Business Journal

Middle Market Bond Dealer Regional Report for 2004 Q2 pdf Bond Market Association

IMF Concludes 2004 Article IV Consultation with the People's Republic of China IMF

Currency Flexibility Is in China's Interest, IMF Says Bloomberg

Ersatz Europeans The Economist

Oil falls almost $2-a-barrel as gas demand slides Reuters via USA today / Andrew Mitchell

Dropping the torch CNN / Mark Gongloff

NV: Leaving Las Vegas? CNN / Sarah Max

Data provide no clear signal for the dollar FT / Steve Johnson

Putnam as pariah Boston Globe / Andrew Caffrey

Responding to Global Competitive Pressure Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta / Jack Guynn

Atlanta Fed President Guynn Says Inflation Not All 'Transitory' Bloomberg / Alison Fitzgerald

Some job-seekers get interviews, but no offers AP via Philadelphia Inquirer / Abbey Foster

CA: Median home price up $152K in a year San Diego Union Tribune

New Jersey's New Anti-Pay to Play Rule Sets Standard Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

The era of cheap oil is history, geologist warns Philadelphia Inquirer / Harold Brubaker

Will spike bring inflation, recession or both? Philadelphia Inquirer / Andrew Cassel

Nasdaq chief comments on NYSE controversy AP via Cleveland Plain Dealer

Bottom's up for tech? CNN / Paul R. La Monica

It's Not The Economy, Stupid Forbes / Dan Ackman and Mark Hazlin

NASD Chasing Wall Street Deadbeats NY Post / Jenny Anderson

Newsday’s Bad Lot NY Post / Holly M. Sanders

Bank of America: Departing exec to get $20.7 million AP via USA Today

The Subsistence Fund Ludwig von Mises Institute / Frank Shostak

Some economic advice for baby boomers: You'd better save San Antonio Express News / David Hendricks

MN: Factory jobs starting to make a comeback Minneapolis Star Tribune / Dee Depass

Durable Goods Report US Census Bureau

New Residential Sales US Census Bureau

Economists Baker, Peach: Outlook for U.S. Housing Market audio Bloomberg

U.S. 10-Year Treasury Note Holds Gain After New Home Sales Drop Bloomberg / Robert Burgess

US Treasuries perk up as economic doubts linger Reuters / Wayne Cole

Inflation still menacing China, central bank warns AFP via Taipei Times

Mortgage applications fall Reuters via CNN

High Prices as Policy Lew Rockwell / Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr.

The Numbers Never Lie: MOC Safehaven / Rob Kirby

Skilled Labor in High Demand Washington Post / Nell Henderson

Angels of Deception Part 1 of 2 Safehaven / John Mackenzie

A Primer on Government Economic Reporting Gillespie Research via Safehaven / Douglas R. Gillespie

Dollar Trades at Three-Week High Before Durable Goods Report Bloomberg / John Brinsley

Fed remarks strengthen greenback Gulf Daily News

Ban on soft money has simply diverted the money flow Christian Science Monitor / Linda Feldman

Minnesota's power grid to get $1 billion upgrade Minneapolis Star Tribune / Chris Serres

It's Monday in Germany. Time for Social Protest. NY Times / Mark Landler

Australia: Bond market closes weaker AAP via Sydney Morning Herald

Sumitomo's $29bn bid hots up fight Guardian / David Teather

Russia: Money Is Fleeing Abroad Again Moscow Times / Guy Faulconbridge

Japan: `Financial Viagra' Making BOJ Less Impotent Bloomberg / William Pesek Jr.


UK: Fewer mortgages approved in July BBC News

Reviewing the good and bad Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

IMF denies strain with Argentina FT / Adam Thomson

Republican fundraisers on Wall St shy away from Bush FT David Wighton and James Harding

FL: Higher deductibles hit hard Orlando Sentinel / Richard Burnett

GDP May Spoil Party For GOP NY Post / John Crudele

Vonage Gets $105M IN Venture Capital NY Post / Holly M. Sanders

Greenspan Rips Fund Plan NY Post

Ex-Broker Fighting Merrill Over Cash NY Post / Jenny Anderson

Poll: Presidential race remains dead heat CNN

Reform of Legislative Yuan needs to go farther Taipei Times / Liu Kuan-teh

Inflation Explosioin: SOLUTIA: Solutia Announces Price Increases for Vydyne and Ascend Center of Immigration Studies via Liberty Whistle

Whites no longer the majority in Texas AP via Houston Chronicle

Hello, Vonage, get me cable Financial Post / Paul Kedrosky

FDIC Quarterly Banking Profile FDIC

The wink-wink world of campaign-finance laws Seattle Times / Collin Levy

US Seen Headed for Smallest Farm Surplus Since '72 Reuters / Randy Fabi

London oil drops to $40 a barrel BBC News

Crude Oil Declines for Fifth Session on Easing Supply Concern Bloomberg / Mark Shenk

Brazil's Central Bank Signals It May Raise Rates Bloomberg / Carlos Caminada

Bank chief says 'normal' rates higher Scotsman

Survival of fittest in world of retail Seattle Post Intelligencer / Bill Virgin

Poverty spreads CNN

A giant hedge fund The Economist

Deutsche Bank, Weisel to Pay $100 Mln in Belated SEC Settlement Bloomberg / Amy Strahan

Regaining energy The Economist

Canada: Abusive short-term trading targeted CP via Toronto Star

Hedge-fund performance The Economist

Pop goes the bubble? CNN / Mark Gongloff

`Small' bank change seen as threat to poor Chicago Tribune / Mark Skertic

Iowa teen figuring out day trading AP via Omaha World Herald

Retailers report sluggish back-to-school sales Ft. Lauderdale Sun Sentinel / Rachel Katz and Greg Wiles

Consumer confidence The Economist

Nought to worry about The Economist

The future's a gas The Economist

US Treasuries tick higher, curve slowly flattens Reuters / Wayne Cole

Californians liking economy Sacramento Bee / Clint Swett

AL: The Crime Wave That Wasn't Ludwig von Mises Institute / Christopher Westley

Crude Oil Falls as Najaf Cease-Fire May Reduce Iraq Tensions Bloomberg / Stephen Voss

MA: State threatens to pull business from bank Boston Globe / Sasha Talcott

Jobless Claims Up on Impact of Charley AP via Forbes

Currencies drift ahead of Greenspan speech FT / Jennifer Hughes

UK: CBI calls for caution on rate rises Guardian / Mark Tran

Nobel economics prize winners endorse Kerry Gulf Daily News

Angels of Deception, Part 2 Safehaven / John Mackenzie

Speculators driving up oil prices says Kuwait Gulf Daily News

FASB's Ineptness "Exposed" FALL Street via Safehaven / Brady Willett

Citigroup Trades Show Market Flaw, Not Foul Play Bloomberg / Mark Gilbert

Who's Right About China -- Greenspan or Zhou? Bloomberg / Andy Mukherjee

Mexico: A Boom Along the Border NY Times / Elisabeth Malkin

Kremlin Snubs Foreign Yukos Investors Bloomberg via Moscow Times / Todd Prince

For Mutual Funds, First the Slap. Now Comes the Pinch. NY times / Riva D. Atlas

Three decades later, a campaign that's still about Vietnam Christian Science Monitor / Brad Knickerbocker

Japan's Trade Surplus Unexpectedly Widened in July Bloomberg / Lily Nonomiya


Downshifting US News / Paul J. Lim

GA: Fresh Start in Atlanta Bond Buyer / Tedra DeSue

NY: Region avoids economic slowdown Newsday / James Toedtman

Greenspan: Change social safety net CNN / Kathleen Hayes

Callable Confusion Bondweek / Caroline Salas

High-Yield Drop Highlights How Europe Lags Bondweek / Marlies Morsink

Chirac calls on EU to create industrial champions AFP via EU Business

I'll drink to Prohibition Party honesty Denver Post / Al Lewis

Economic fallout of $50 a barrel Christian Science Monitor / Scott Peterson

Expensive corporates may be due a fall FT / Ivar Simensen

Treasury's Snow Speaks: Economy, Health-Care, Energy Prices audio Bloomberg

Favourable polls for Bush ahead of convention FT / James Harding

Princeton's Krugman: U.S. Economy, Job Growth and Election audio Bloomberg

U.S. Trust's Leach: Energy Stocks, Outlook for Oil Prices audio Bloomberg

Washington events, Aug. 30 to Sept. 3 CBS Marketwatch via 1st Headlines

Buy Stock, Vote Bush The Slate / Daniel Gross

Dollar’s bounce appears unconvincing FT / Steve Johnson

August's New Vehicle Sales May Disappoint AP via Baltimore Sun / John Porretto

Toys depicting WTC attack recalled AP via Newsday

N.Y. nervous? Fugedaboutit Boston Globe / Keith Reed

When They Say "Buy," Sell The Slate / Henry Blodget

Financial Update Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Crude rises 8 cents to $43.18 a barrel Houston Chronicle

Russia: ConocoPhillips ready to buy Reuters via Houston Chronicle / Vlasta Demyanenko

Mexico Raises Interest Rates for Fifth Time Bloomberg / Adriana Arai

Brazil Budget Deficit Widens as Lula Boosts Spending Bloomberg / Guillermo Parra-Bernal

California city and counties sue Microsoft for antitrust AP via Mercury News

Portfolio Problem May Be Case of Missing Mid-Caps Bloomberg / Chet Currier

Greenspan Sees Risk of `Painful' Changes for Retirees Bloomberg / Craig Torres

Did They "Backpedal" ... If No One Was There to Hear It? Elliott Wave / Robert Folsom

Of Scalloped Potatoes and Coconut Cream Pie Pimco / Paul McCulley

WA: Recession hit the state's poor, uninsured hard Seattle Post Intelligencer / Vanessa Ho, Paul Nyhan and Kery Murakami

In Search of the Lesser Evil Safehaven / Hans F. Sennholz

U.S. Treasuries falter as GDP slows, not slumps Reuters / Wayne Cole

Day of Reckoning Ahead for California, New Jersey Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

Speech by Chairman Alan Greenspan on global demographic change Federal Reserve Board / Alan Greenspan

Banking Agencies Issue Host State Loan-to-Deposit Ratios Federal Reserve Board

Greenspan Warns on Baby Boomer Benefits AP via The State / Martin Crutsinger

GDP growth slows in 2Q CNN

NE: Minority bankers reaching out Omaha World Herald / Steve Jordan

The German Question: If Workers Get Less, Will More Get Work? NY Times / Floyd Norris

Record Level of Americans Not Insured on Health NY Times / Milt Freidenheinm

Traders, Analysts Expect Oil Selloff to Continue, Survey Finds Bloomberg / Mark Shenk

Exports to Asia hit record 2.6 trillion yen in July Japan Times

Toronto-Dominion Makes Maine Bank Deal NY Times ./ Ian Austen

Asia Needs a Bonding Experience, And Fast Bloomberg / William Pesek J.

In Search of the Lesser Evil Safehaven /  Hans F. Sennholz

New wave of home refinancing Newsday / Kenneth Harney



TX: Foreclosure pros say business is booming Dallas Morning News / Steve Quinn

NY: G.O.P. City New Yorker / William Finnegan

Indexing remains best bet Dallas Morning News / Scott Burns

UK: Government spending boosts growth Guardian / Ashley Seager

Dollar Has Biggest Weekly Gain in Five as Oil Prices Decline Bloomberg / Heather Bandur and Richard Blackden

KS: Bankruptcies dip nationwide, not in Kansas Wichita Eagle / Deb Gruver

CO: Sticker shock cools Rocky Mountain News / John Rebchook

KS: Are your yard signs disappearing? The culprit may surprise you Wichita Eagle / Deb Gruver

CT: State's Home Construction Stayed Hot In July Hartford Courant Kenneth R. Gosselin

Kerry, Greenspan Diff on Social Security John Kerry AP via ABC News and 1st Headlines

OH: Charley bites local insurers Cincinnati Enquirer / Cliff Peale

CA: Even With $1-Million Homes, Buyers See Corona as a Bargain LA Times / Annette Haddad

What if there was nothing left? Social Security disaster looms, Greenspan warns Boston Herald / Jay Fitzgerald and Andrew Manuse

Warning Anew About Retiree Expectations NY Times / Edmund L. Andrews

Greenspan puts baby boomers on notice: Save more Detroit Free Press / Susan Tompor

Across Asia, Beijing's Star Is in Ascendance NY Times / Jane Perlez

If this is a 'secular bear,' hold on AP via Cincinnati Enquirer / Meg Richards

Hedge Fund Is Censured and Ordered to Pay Taxes NY Times / Lynnley Browning and David Cay Johnston

U.S. 10-Year Treasury Yield Holds Near 4-Month Low for 3rd Week Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton

NC: Jobless rate falls in Triad Winston Salem Journal / Richard Craver

Oil-price bubble hasn't popped, but air has gone out of the hype AP via Minneapolis Star Tribune / Brad Foss

Oil Prices Slip as Speculators Start to Retreat NY Times / Jonathan Fuerbringer

UK: British economic growth at four-year high The Scotsman

Greenspan blows a 'Jackson Hole' in candidates' election promises Independent via Google News / Rupert Cornwell


More firms help workers find home sweet home USA Today / Stephanie Armour

Google, Shmoogle. The Biggest I.P.O.'s Went Unnoticed. NY Times / Randall Stross

Job report to have big impact Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Atop debt mountain, cloudy views for some Christian Science Monitor via Arizona Sun / Stacy A. Teicher

Most traders aren't ready to return to Wall Street yet Bloomberg / Danielle DiMartino

Supply Management Index Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Gregory M. Drahuschak

Emerging debt trade seen thin ahead of US jobs data Reuters / Manuela Badawy

Hitting the wall Toronto Star / David Olive

Washington put on pensions alert FT / Caroline Daniel and Dan Roberts

Economists back Fed view on soft patch; warn on oil Reuters / Glenn Somerville

Russia placates China over oil exports AP via Taipei Times

Wall Street likely to be quiet during RNC AP via San Antonio Express News

MO: Middle ground of inflation is a no man's land St. Louis Post Dispatch / David Nicklaus

MO: St. Louis ranks near the top in job growth St. Louis Post Dispatch / Eric Heisleer

Business: Week Ahead The State

Coming Soon: The Vanishing Work Force NY Times / Eduardo Porter

It's Not New Jobs. It's All the Jobs. NY Times / Louis Uchitelle

Old, in the Way and Hard at Work NY Times / Eduardo Porter

Don't Run From That Portfolio. Tweak It. NY Times / Paul J. Lim

UK: House-price rises stall as market reaches peak Guardian – Observer / Maria Scott

A Glut of Cars, New and Used Washington Post / Margaret Webb Pressler

Housing bubble won't just burst Wall Street Journal via Orange County Register / Karl E. Case and Robert J. Shiller

Munis' Risks, Rewards Vary Hartford Courant / Matthew Lubanko

Elephants, bulls and bears, oh my! CNN / Alexandra Twin

Greenspan Urges Look At Senior Benefit Costs Washington Post / Nell Henderson

Free Trade or Not, It's Still About Jobs Wall Street Journal via Denver Post / Gerald F. Seib

Fear of pricier oil hurting the broader economy AP via Orange County Register / Rachel Beck

Upbeat mood at Fed's summer confab CBS Marketwatch via 1st Headlines / Gregory Robb

Fed official not fazed by soft patch CBS Marketwatch via 1st Headlines / Gregory Robb

US employment data to forefront in busy week FT / Chris Flood

MD: Sleazy but rich radio leviathan swallows tiny quality station Baltimore Sun / Jay Hancock

AZ: Debt may frustrate retirement hopes Arizona Republic / Russ Wiles

Airline's New Fees Expose Wider Ills Hartford Courant / Dan Haar

SEC disclosure rule lets investor monitor fund company's proxy votes Baltimore Sun / Eileen Ambrose

The big surge is over, but refis keep rippling LA Times / Kenneth R. Harney

Avoid health insurers: Pay cash instead Denver Post / Al Lewis

Fed Expected to Raise Interest Rates AP via Philadelphia Inquirer / Martin Crutsinger

Looser lending leads to more foreclosures Dallas Morning News / Pamela Yip

In L.A. real estate, $10 million is the new $1 million LA Times / Shawn Hubler

The Global Economy's 2-Way Street LA Times / James Flanigan

Employment Growth Accelerated in August: U.S. Economy Preview Bloomberg / Vince Golle


Stocks looking better by standing still Dallas Morning News / Bill Deener

UK: Fund managers' confidence plunges on fears The Scotsman / David Black

Examining managed funds' performances, few stand out Dallas Morning News / Scott Burns

Google's sweet promises Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

All seeing all knowing US News / James M. Pethokoukis

Renaissance hotels bond ratings are cut St. Louis Post Dispatch / Christopher Carey

Working retirements CNN / Les Christie

SEC: Let FASB set options policy Reuters via CNN

Asia: US Treasuries flat; market awaits key US jobs data Reuters

Dutch retailers round off euro prices to get rid of smallest coins AFP via EU Business

Greying baby boomers pose demographic conundrum FT / Andrew Balls

Krispy Kreme's Failings Tough To Glaze Over Washington Post / Jerry Knight

Treasurys End Higher Dow Jones via Smart Money / Michael S. Derby

U.S. investors adding to funds San Antonio Express News

Experts Assess the Influence of Long-Term Capital's Loss NY Times / Lynnley Browning

U.S. mortgage rates unchanged Monday – BestInfo Reuters

NC: Interest-only mortgages get new attention Charlotte Observer / Amy Baldwin

Motley Fool's newsletter seems to be for the foolish CBS Marketwatch via St. Paul Pioneer Press / Chuck Jaffe

Canada Bonds Gain on Less-Than-Forecast Current-Account Surplus Bloomberg / Sangeetha Ramaswamy

TX: Overqualified, underemployed Dallas Fort Worth Star Telegram / Andrea Ahles

Remember Your First Kiss? Here's How a Market Remembers Its First High or Low Elliott Wave

Kerry says expand Fannie, Freddie housing focus Reuters / Mark Felsenthal

Job reports can't track those who dropped off radar San Francisco Chronicle via Seattle Post Intelligencer / Tom Abate

Consumer confidence seen lower CBS Marketwatch / Gregory Robb

Morgan Keegan's Giddis: U.S. July Spending, Fed and Bonds audio Bloomberg

Crude falls 90 cents to $42.28 a barrel Reuters via Houston Chronicle

Cumbersome Coppers Losing Friends in Euro Zone Reuters / David Milliken

Wall Street hopes for best, prepares for worst AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer / Michael J. Martinez

Federated acquires Banknorth assets CBS Marketwatch via 1st Headlines / Kathie O'Donnell

New York Convention Security Prompts Relocations Bloomberg / Josh P. Hamilton and David M. Levitt

Making Sense of the Census National Review / Bruce Bartlett

Treasury Bond Prices Rise at Midday AP via Aberdeen News

Japan Bond-Trading Surge Spurs Lehman, Barclays to Boost Hires Bloomberg / Chris Cooper

Wage Gains among Job Changers across the Business Cycle Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta / Julie L. Hotchkiss, M. Melinda Pitts, and John C. Robertson

UBS to Buy Schwab Research, Trading Unit Reuters

Jobless rate favours Bush Globe and Mail / Terry Weber

Unemployment rate key for Bush CNN

The other planet The Economist

Rates and the Big Question CNN / Kathleen Hayes

Denny's, Vanguard to Sell Bonds in Issuance Rebound Bloomberg / John Dooley

American Jobs are Going Abroad Safehaven / Hans F. Sennholz

Oil Debate Keeps Stock “Investors Guessing NY Post / Stephanie O’Brien

Canada: Raw materials more costly Globe and Mail

FL: Hurricane brings windfall for many businesses Orlando Sentinel / Jerry W. Jackson

Fed's Easy Money Trickling Down / Ed Zwirn

MI: Economy, standards encourage companies Detroit Free Press / Greta Guest

Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Could Face A Turf Fight Dow Jones via CNN

Understate Housing Costs, Understate Inflation Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

Schwab, Back at Helm, Plots How to Beat Merrill Bloomberg / Anthony Effinger and Stephen Cohen

Garban's Williams: U.S. Equities and Risks to Investors audio Bloomberg

Regional U.S. house price declines possible-analysts Reuters

U.S. July Spending Increases 0.8%; Incomes Up 0.1% Bloomberg / Carlos Torres

US Treasuries comforted by soft inflation data Reuters / Wayne Cole

Eurozone bonds prices drag down by weak euro FT / Alex Skorecki  and Barney Jopson

Mega-Bond Proposal for Soviet Debt Stirs Interest Reuters via Moscow Times

Poverty Is a Growing Risk to Asian Markets Bloomberg / William Pesek Jr.

China's Rising Demand for Coal, Steel Eases Slowdown Concerns Bloomberg / Amit Prakash

Europe Slips Further Behind U.S. in Economic Competitiveness Bloomberg / James G. Neuger

Coming soon: Robo-greeter Christian Science Monitor / Gregory M. Lamb

The Conventional GOP Christian Science Monitor

U.S. Treasury Notes May Fall on Oil's Decline and Job Growth Bloomberg / Mark Tannenbaum

The Wrong Way to Shorten the Work Week Ludwig von Mises Institute / Carl F. Horowitz

Dollar May Have Peaked Against Euro, Bloomberg Survey Indicates Bloomberg / Monee Fields-White



IMF Managing Director Rodrigo de Rato's Statement at the Conclusion of His Visit to Argentina IMF

Echoing the U.S. slowdown Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Volume In August Is 3d Highest Bond Buyer / Susanne Walker

After-hours market can hold clues for investors Dallas Morning News / Bill Deener

Painting it Black Globe and Mail / Mathew Ingram

Regulators Shut Down Phony Bedrock Bank AP via Newsday

Growing pains The Economist

Invest Now? No Thanks Smart Money / Igor Greenwald

Hard times? Some data's good Boston Herald / Brett Arends

Mexican Oil Claims Doubted Washington Post / Kevin Sullivan and Justin Blum

Mutual funds to drop Bank One name Chicago Tribune via Ft. Lauderdale Sun Sentinel

Banking Agencies Announce 2005 Implementation for Web-Based Central Data Repository for Bank Financial Data Federal Reserve Board

Fees for late credit-card payments are increasing AP via Winston Salem Journal

Make or break in Manhattan The Economist

Will The Dip In 'Confidence' Hurt Bush? Forbes / Dan Ackman

Bush's job may depend on job tally Denver Post / Al Lewis

White House looks at options to deter ending United plans Rocky Mountain News / David Kesmodel

Crude falls 16 cents to $42.12 a barrel Reuters via Houston Chronicle

Mexico Finds Huge Oil Deposits Reuters via LA Times

Former Invesco execs penalized in market-timing case AP via Denver Post / Dan Elliott

Funds reveal their votes San Francisco Chronicle / Kathleen Pender

Six Flags up on Gates' interest AP via Houston Chronicle

Caffeine gum has Wrigley on edge Chicago Tribune / Ameet Sachdev

Greece: After the Olympics bash, the big hangover FT via MSNBC and 1st Headlines

Treasuries Gain After Consumer Confidence, Factory Indexes Fall Bloomberg / Mark Tannenbaum

IMF Considers Argentine Request to Delay Payments Bloomberg / Julie Ziegler

Bonds Suggest Only Modest Gains in Jobs LA Times / Tom Petruno

WTO authorizes sanctions against U.S. AP via Baltimore Sun / Paul Ames

United looks at cutting 6,000 more jobs FT / Caroline Daniel

WI: Maker of high-end tools is sold Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / Rick Barrett

Court supports Freddie Mac’s ex-chief FT / Jenny Wiggins

States try to keep jobs in the USA USA Today / Julie Schmit

Ownership Society's' bogus balance sheet CBS Marketwatch via 1st Headlines / Paul B. Farell

Republicans see glass half full CNN

Kerry aims to revive reputation with veterans FT / Joshua Chaffin

Philosopher’s Stone Pimco / Bill Gross

Yen Defies Bank of Japan's Policy Script Elliott Wave

Are Fund Mangers in "Duck and Cover" from the Stock Market?  Elliott Wave / Robert Folsom

Treasury Bond Prices Rise at Midday AP via Miami Herald

Homeowners Come Up Short on Insurance NY Times / Joseph B. Treaster

Not the Stuff of Slowdowns National Review / David Malpass

Money and Power Cross Paths, and a Good Time Is Had by All NY Times / Sam Roberts

Heads They Win – Tails You Lose Lew Rockwell / Michael Peirce

Canadian economy expands Globe and Mail / Terry Weber

UK: BoE data point to housing market slowdown FT / Anna Fifield

Over The Hedge NY Post / Jenny Anderson

Vanguard Attacks 30% of Board Members NY Post / Jenny Anderson

U.S. gas prices lowest since May USA Today via Tucson Citizen

Spending Days NY Post / Holly M. Sanders

Mr. Sandman, Bring Me Some Oil NY Times / Simon Romero

Study: CEOs rewarded for outsourcing CNN

Job woes slam confidence CNN

Estimating Forward Looking Euler Equations with GMM Estimators: An Optimal Instruments Approach pdf Federal Reserve Bank of Boston / Jeffrey C. Fuhrer and Giovanni Olivei

The Monetary Economics of Thurston Howell III Ludwig von Mises / B.K. Marcus

J.P. Morgan hires Deutsche Bank CDO specialists Reuters

US Treasuries firm on soft industry, consumer data Reuters

CA: Housing experts sound note of caution prices that exceed incomes could hurt Bay Area market San Francisco Chronicle / Kelly Zito

CA: Housing economists raise yellow flag over San Diego Union Tribune / Ropger M. Showley

WA: Seattle's Home Loan Bank may branch out AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer

Oil Prices Unlikely to Alter Fed Rate Decisions Bloomberg / John M. Berry

Hedge Funds Bestow a Favor on Long-Term Investors Bloomberg / Chet Currier

U.S. August Consumer Confidence Seen Falling, Survey Shows Bloomberg / Joe Richter

Baffled by bond strength CBS Marketwatch via 1st Headlines / Peter Brimelow

California controversy: gold rush into casinos Christian Science Monitor / Daniel B. Wood

Soybean, corn prices climb Bloomberg via Minneapolis Star Tribune / Jeff Wilson

Japanese Industrial Production Was Unchanged in July Bloomberg / Lily Nonomiya

Japan: Auto output up 0.5%, exports 13.5% Japan Times

Deutsche Bank Boosts Profit With Lending to Riskiest Borrowers Bloomberg / Michael Rothschild

Russia: Money Supply Shrinks After Bank Crisis Moscow Times / Valeria Korchagina

Thailand Looks Like China as Bad Loans Pile Up Bloomberg / Andy Mukherjee

Yen Declines After Japan's Factory Production Unchanged in July Bloomberg / Taizo Hirose