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Euro-Area Convergence May Be a Dream, Not a Goal Bloomberg / Matthew Lynn

Florida Could Issue Billions If Hurricane Frances Hits Home Bond Buyer / Shelly Sigo

IRS, Treasury, GFOA Reviewing NABL Plan Bond Buyer / Susanna Duff Barnett

Bigger, And A Buyer Hartford Courant /Kenneth R. Gosselin

Debating the job numbers Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Report Concludes Muni Credit Ratings Remain Strong Bond Market Association

Debt, Where Is Thy Sting? The Slate / Daniel Gross

Over A Barrel? Contrary Investor via Safehaven

Axioms of the Global Economic Order Clif Droke Market Analysis via Safehaven / Clif Droke

Urban Markets Challenge the Wal-Mart Way Washington Post / Steven Pearlstein

Australia: Water Down Government Ludwig von Mises Institute / Benjamin Marks

Winn-Dixie shares plunge amid talk of bankruptcy Bloomberg via Miami Herald / Josh Fineman

TX: Valley harvests bumper cotton crop San Antonio Express News / Bonnie Pfister

Battle over Bush's economic legacy Christian Science Monitor / Ron Scherer

To Silver, From Gold Safehaven / Yi-Chang Wang

Gold versus Silver Speculative Investor via Safehaven / Steve Saville

MS: Miss. jobless rate dips to 6% for July Clarion Ledger / Scott Walker

NY: Retailers say GOP hurts sales Newsday / Lauren Weber

Orange juice jumps as hurricane looms UPI via Washington Times

CA: Fall From Frugality Puts San Diego on Fiscal Brink LA Times / Tony Perry

VA: Region's job picture can be a little blurry Roanoke Times / Duncan Adams

CO: State rolls out benefit system - bugs and all Denver Post / Karen Augé

Fidelity Cuts Fees on Funds LA Times / Tom Petruno

ISM Teleconference About U.S. August Manufacturing Index audio Bloomberg

Labor secretary says outsourcing anxiety belies facts AP via Mercury News

CreditSights' Ward: U.S. August Auto Sales and Inventories audio Bloomberg

Banks report much stronger demand for loans from small businesses Kansas City Business Journal / Kent Hoover

Japanese regulator urges banks to shed bad loans FT / David Pilling

Leading economies see slowdown FT / Krishna Guha, Christopher Swann and Ralph Atkins

Overproduction: When Productive Capacity is Declining Elliott Wave

Four harsh years San Francisco Chronicle / David Lazarus

Mexico's border factories have added 70,600 jobs in past year, report finds San Diego Union Tribune / Diane Lindquist

NV: Apparel firms unsure of quota changes Las Vegas Sun / Jennifer Shubinski

IL: The looting of the Sun-Times Chicago Sun Times / Eric Herman

Crude rises $1.88 to $44 a barrel Reuters via Houston Chronicle

Argentina Must Restructure Its Debt Soon, Taylor Says Bloomberg / Brendan Murray

China: Energy shortage hits Chinese firms BBC News / Bridget Fallon

Fed's transparency cannot halt the impending economic bust Taipei Times / Christopher Lingle

A slowing US housing market may heat up inflation Reuters / Richard Leong

General Motors, Ford Say Aug. U.S. Auto Sales Fell Bloomberg / Bill Koenig

D.C. housing prices up 16 percent Washington Business Journal / Jeff Clabaugh

Tax plans: Kerry vs. Bush Washington Post via Akron Beacon Journal / Albert B. Crenshaw

Silence on issues may bankrupt us Philadelphia Inquirer / Andrew Cassel

US Treasuries hit by profit-taking after data Reuters

Post-election scenarios not guaranteed Detroit Free Press / Susan Tompor

UK: Housing Boom Over PA News via The Scotsman

IN: Pressure's off at the pump as holiday nears Indianapolis Star / Norm Heikens

Mutual fund ballots are no longer secret with new disclosures St. Louis Post Dispatch / David Nicklaus

Greenspan's words, silence loud on Social Security plan Baltimore Sun / Jay Hancock

US Treasuries gain as economy's strength doubted Reuters / Ellen Freilich

U.S. August ISM Manufacturing Index Falls to 59 From 62 Bloomberg / Carlos Torres

Yale and Harvard Aren't on Moody's Hedge-Worry List Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

Japanese bonds continue to rally FT / Mariko Sanchanta and Alex Skorecki

New CEO Pay-Outsourcing Study Is Out of Bounds Bloomberg / Graef Crystal

Older homeowners warm to reverse mortgages AP via The State / Adam Geller

U.S. mortgage applications ease in Aug 27 week Reuters

Eurozone jobless rate flat at nine percent in July AFP via EU Business

Australian Q2 GDP below expectation Reuters via FT

I.M.F. Accepts Standstill to Let Argentina Work on Debt NY Times / Todd Benson

Struggling Gulf economy boosted by oil boom The Scotsman / Raj Rajendran

Russia: What Is to Be Done With All That Cash? Reuters via Moscow Times / Meg Clothier

Singapore's State Capitalism Works. Or Does It? Bloomberg / Andy Mukherjee

Trying to Stay Competitive, Cambodia Joins W.T.O. NY Times / Keith Bradsher

UK: Greedy Black plundered Hollinger, says report Guardian / David Teather and Jane Martinson

Russia: Clock Ticks Down for Yukos Moscow Times / Guy Faulconbridge

Dollar Near 5-Week Low Versus Yen; Manufacturing Probably Fell Bloomberg / John Brinsley

Japanese Bonds May Rise on Signs U.S. Export Demand Will Slow Bloomberg / Keiko Ujikane


Two Americas? National Review / Victor Canto

Fund buying continues to slow CBS Marketwatch via IBD and Fiend’s Bear Page / John Spence

Mutual Fund Survey Forbes / Scott DeCarlo

NASD Starts Commerce Examination Bond Buyer / Lynn Hume

CA: Back in the Saddle Again Bond Buyer / Rich Saskal

Asia: Treasuries tick up ahead of U.S. jobs data Reuters

Canada Savings Bonds under review, but program won't be scrapped: Goodale CP via Financial Post  

Canada: Panel calls for interest rate hike Ottawa Business Journal

CT: Hot housing market could surpass 2003 Connecticut Post / Pam Dawkins

S.F. area home prices surging San Francisco Chronicle / Kelly Zito

Toys 'R' Us is putting its products in Valley Albertsons stores Fresno Bee / Sanford Nax

Quietly, Big Blue is re-emerging as strong, healthy tech company Ft. Lauderdale Sun Sentinel / Ian Katz

Intel surprised by ‘retreating’ consumers FT / Simon London

MGM is star on Wall St. NY Daily News / Phyllis Furman

Auto Stocks Surge After Weak Sales Reuters / Poornima Gupta

Canada: Nortel again delays financial results; CEO to get over $1 million US a year CP via Financial Post / David Paddon

A different sort of REIT Reuters / Marc Gerstein

Fund Scandal Fails to Rattle Investors Reuters / Mark Wilkinson

New Disclosures on Fund Proxy Votes Reveal Quirks Reuters / Cal Mankowski

The Economy: Out to Sea or Smooth Sailing? Market Report / Elliott Wave

Late Buying Rush Sends Stocks Soaring AP via Baltimore Sun / Meg Richards

TX: Big D, big cars, big payments Dallas Morning News / Terry Box

AL: Education trust fund surplus may hit $140 million, Main says Birmingham News via / David White

MA: Scramble to skirt foreclosure Boston Globe / Thomas C. Palmer, Jr.

Intel slashes sales forecasts CNN / Paul R. La Monica

Target Sells Mervyn's Dow Jones via

More CEOs Plan to Lift Spending, Study Says LA Times / Bill Sing

Text of Bush's acceptance speech CBS Marketwatch via 1st Headlines

U.S. 10-Year Treasuries Fall Most in 5 Weeks Before Jobs Report Bloomberg / Mark Tannenbaum

Oil Prices Surge to $45 on Russia Concerns AP via Philadelphia Inquirer / Brad Foss

Job numbers key to campaigns CNN / Chris Isidore

The other president The Economist

Bush to push ownership society CNN / Mark Gongloff

The Economist commodity price index The Economist

Missing Mike The Economist

Yukos: Production in Danger of Stopping AP via Aberdeen News / Alex Nicholson

Liberty alliance "a sham," ex-partner testifies Denver Post / Andy Vuong

Business Roundtable Blows Its Horn Forbes / Dan Ackman

Goodyear closes at 52-week high Akron Beacon Journal

Report may lead to criminal probe Toronto Star / Rick Westhead and Stuart Laidlaw

US Treasuries retreat before payrolls challenge Reuters / Wayne Cole

Australia: The battle for mortgageville The Economist

European Central Bank Ups Growth Forecast AP via Forbes

North or south? The Economist

Fidelity indexers get even cheaper Philadelphia Inquirer / Jeff Brown

ECB holds interest rates at 2 per cent FT / Steve Johnson

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

Deception lessons useful for business Seattle Post Intelligencer / Bill Virgin

U.S. 10-Year Treasuries Drop; Investors Shun 5-Month Low Yields Bloomberg / Mark Tannenbaum

Argentina Bonds Rise on Expectation Government to Better Offer Bloomberg / Andrew J. Barden

AT&T Wireless bondholders accept equal footing Reuters

Greenspan favours labour-saving tech, immigration Business Standard via Google News / Anindita Dey

Commerce Bank Probed by NASD Over Contributions for Bond Deals Bloomberg / Martin Z. Braun

Google lifts sell limits AP via Arizona Republic

FL: Floridians Brace for Another Hurricane NY Times / Abby Goodnough

The Election Season Is Usually Good for Stocks Bloomberg / John Dorfman

Japan Sells 1.9 Trillion Yen of 1.6% 10-Year Bonds Bloomberg / Keiko Ujikane

UK: Interest rates start to bite as house price growth slows to three-year low Guardian / Ashley Seager

UK: The dangers of the credit boom are not as great as they were in the late 1980s Independent / Hamish McRae

The Return of the Venture Capitalists NY Times / Anne Field

Wal-Mart and Productivity NY Times / Jeff Madrick

Charity Begins at Home? Perhaps Not at Hollinger NY Times / Geraldine Fabrikant

Japan carmakers lose ground on poor US sales FT / Barney Jopson

Textile Industry to Request Limits on Chinese Goods NY Times / Elizabeth Becker

Dollar Near 10-Day Low Versus Euro; U.S. May Add Fewer Jobs Bloomberg / Taizo Hirose

NY: Hamptons house sales increase Newsday / MaryAnn James

Acclaim files for bankruptcy Newsday / Monty Phan

UK: Precipice bond pusher is banned Guardian / Tony Levene

Is China's GDP Just `An Accounting Artifact'? Bloomberg / Andy Mukherjee



In Normally Strong August, Retail Sales Rise by 1.1 Percent Washington Post / Michael Barbaro

Sony in talks to sell products at Wal-Mart New York Times via Boston Globe

Bush Opens Double-Digit Lead Time via Drudge Report

Hollinger Paid For Lord Black's Costly Hubris Washington Post / Steven Pearlstein

Back to work CNN / Mark Gongloff

Oil Could Help Japan Resolve Territorial Fight With Russia NY Times / James Brooke

Painful year for funds in scandal USA Today / John Waggoner and Christine Dugas

Princeton University's Blinder: August Employment Report audio Bloomberg

ISM Teleconference About August Non-Manufacturing Index audio Bloomberg

Unions increase anti-Bush efforts Washington Times / Tom Ramstack

Bush's Economic Advantage Daily Standard / Irwin M. Stelzer

Job picture in the eye of beholder Dallas Morning News / Victor Godinez

Investors got two major surprises this week Globe and Mail / Mathew Ingram

Japan: Fresh JGBs draw strong demand Japan Times

UK: Analysts put their money on November rate rise Evening News via The Scotsman

PA: Wireless Phila.? Less than cool Philadelphia Inquirer / Andrew Cassel

AZ: Legislators attempting to bypass term limits Arizona Republic / Alia Beard Rau and Josh Kelley

Jobs Data Give Fed Green Light for Sept Rate Hike Reuters / Victoria Thieberger

Cantor Fitzgerald sues al Qaeda Reuters via CNN

Jobs data reverse decline in Treasury yields FT / Jenny Wiggins

Japanese Bonds Have Weekly Gain on Speculation Growth Will Slow Bloomberg / Keiko Ujikane

Medicare premiums to jump 17% Reuters via CNN

CA: Backlog at the ports San Francisco Chronicle / George Raine

TX: Bottleneck at the border Dallas Morning News / Ricardo Sandoval

Happy, but Hesitant / Joseph McCafferty

Behind the Google IPO CBS Marketwatch via 1st Headlines

U.S. business loans rose in Aug. 25 week – Fed Reuters

The “Onerous” Society Liberty Whistle

Candidates go to work on jobs data Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / Avrum D. Lank

U.S. mortgage rates climb Friday – BestInfo Reuters

Wells to Buy Bank in Texas Bloomberg via LA Times

Newsday fires 5 circulation managers Newsday / James T. Madore, Steve Wick and Tom Mcginty

IRS hiring 500 agents, officers LA Daily News / Brent Hopkins

The Business Of Football Forbes / Michael K. Ozanian

Copper Falls to 5-Week Low After Peru Declares Strikes Illegal Bloomberg / Choy Leng Yeong

September is Upon Us European Market Watch / Elliott Wave

Hike won't sour many on Starbucks Denver Post / Al Lewis

CA: Study Offers Strategy for Housing Gap LA Times / Annette Haddad

FL: Going, going, gone Bradenton Herald via Google News / Kurt D. Schultheis

For Florida's reeling citrus industry, there's nowhere to run from Frances Orlando Sentinel via Ft. Lauderdale Sun Sentinel / Jerry W. Jackson

How the public brand Bush and Kerry BBC News

Bush Hails Jobs Gain; Kerry Focuses on Net Loss Bloomberg / James Rowley

More jobs to be had, but still not enough UPI via Washington Times / Shihoko Goto

FL: Disaster Recovery Companies Ready To Follow Storm’s Path Tampa Tribune / Guy Boulton

U.S. service sector slower in August CBS Marketwatch via Google News / Gregory Robb

Services growth slides, below views Reuters via CNN

Mortgage rates drop AP via St. Paul Pioneer Press / Jeannine Aversa

Economic Cycle's Achuthan: August Jobs Report, Fed Policy audio Bloomberg

The Ownership Society Forbes / Dan Ackman

The Ownership Society Ludwig von Mises Institute / Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr.

U.S. August Payrolls Rose 144,000; Jobless Rate Falls Bloomberg / Carlos Torres

Employees on nonfarm payrolls by industry sector and elected industry detail BLS

US Treasuries slip, Fed gets green light for hike Reuters

Emerging debt-Spreads narrow on modest US job data Reuters / Greg Brosnan

CEO Richard Syron Discusses Background, Priorities Freddie Mac

Wyoming, Awash With Cash, Retires Some Bonds Early Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

U.S. Workers Hold Answer to Alan Greenspan's Plea Bloomberg / Chet Currier

Commerce Probe NY Post / Jenny Anderson

German Imports Soar 19% in Q2 Reuters via Moscow Times

Russia: Ruling Starves Yukos Units of Cash Moscow Times / Catherine Belton

US fines more European companies over Cuba FT / Inigo More and Antonio Leon

Australia: Bonds close firmer AAP via Sydney Morning Herald

Big US retailer eyes Australia Sydney Morning Herald / James Chessell

AZ: Job losses anticipated in Ariz. manufacturing Arizona Republic / Jonathan J. Higuera

Europeans, Hopeful on Growth, Leave Rates Unchanged NY Times / Mark Landler

Dollar's Weekly Decline Stalls Ahead of U.S. Payrolls Report Bloomberg / John Brinsley

Crude Oil May Rise Next Week on Inventory Concern, Survey Shows Bloomberg / Mark Shenk

Coffee, Tea or Job? For Airline Workers, an Uncertain Future NY Times / Micheline Maynard  



Are desktops the next dinosaurs? Dallas Morning News / Crayton Harrison

Is Business Spending Really Going Up? AP via The Virginian Pilot / Rachel Beck

CA: County home sales fall by 34% Orange County Register / Hang Nguyen

WI: Mitchell: Chicago's third airport? Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / Rick Barrett and Larry Sandler

Slowing Housing Market May Stir Inflation Reuters via ABC News and 1st Headlines / Richard Leong

Airlines Sweat Perfect Storm NY Post / Holly M. Sanders

Bush's Achilles heel Toronto Star / Steven Theobald

FL: Rebuilding expected to buoy economy Ft. Lauderdale Sun Sentinel / Richard Burnett

MI: Job loss takes toll in rural Michigan Detroit Free Press / Tim Martin

IL: Insurers' influence strengthens Chicago Tribune / John Schmeltzer, Greg Groeller, John Schmeltzer and Greg Groeller

U.S. 10-Year Treasury Has Biggest Weekly Drop in 6 on Job Gains Bloomberg / Mark Tannenbaum

Wallets running on empty Dallas Morning News / Scott Burns

Stock traders idling in the slow lane Dallas Morning News / Bill Deener

Invesco 'robbers' who mismanaged your investments will be back The Street via Rocky Mountain News / James Cramer

Kerry targets credit card ills Philadelphia Inquirer ./ Jeff Gelles

Single Derivative Investing Thoughts From The Frontline via Safehaven / John Mauldin

Rising Rates: With A Huff and A Puff They Will Blow Your House Down Safehaven /  Rob Kirby

WA: Tight supply drives quick sales for homes Seattle Times / Kristina Shevory

Pimco, Regulators Set Tentative Deal LA Times / Walter Hamilton and Tom Petruno

China's Boom Economy Is Starved for Electricity LA Times / Mark Magnier

Tech Tremors NY Post / Suzanne McGee

Enron CEO Asks For Additional $25 Million NY Post / Paul Tharp

144,000 Jobs Were Added in August, a Bit of an Uptick NY Times / Edmund L. Andrews

Reality: 144,000 new hires Boston Herald / Jennifer Heldt Powell

Economic uncertainty makes US poll a close call Guardian / Edmond Warner

Job Figures Help President Promote Economic Record NY Times / Richard W. Stevenson

US jobs data boosts dollar The Scotsman


US recovery 'not helping workers' BBC News

For financial professionals, it's investor-hunting season Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Quality of jobs becomes an issue Chicago Tribune / T. Shawn Taylor and William Neikirk

You Are What You Eat? Safehaven / Rob Kirby

False profits lead insiders to riches Chicago Tribune / Andrew Countryman

CO: Families head inland to better life Denver Post / Sally Stich

TX: Economy still seen as soft Dallas Morning News / Katherine Yung

FL: From cattle to crops, 'it's going to be bad' Ft. Lauderdale Sun Sentinel via Orlando Sentinel / Linda Kleindienst

WI: State's economic picture grim for blacks Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / Joel Dresang

CA: Is the sun and surf of San Diego enough? San Diego Union Tribune / Michael Kinsman

Barreling toward disaster San Francisco Chronicle / David Lazarus

Finding ETF-friendly brokerages CBS Marketwatch via 1st Headlines / John Spence

UK: Record wholesale prices add to UK energy bills FT / Andrew Taylor and Kevin Morrison

Insiders stocked up in August Reuters via CNN

AK: What if Alaskans invest in pipeline? Anchorage Daily News / Tim  Bradner

Dollar May Rise Against Euro on Growth Outlook, Survey Shows Bloomberg / Heather Bandur

Trade Gap Probably Held Close to Record: U.S. Economy Preview Bloomberg / Vince Golle

Direction of jobs data depends on who's spinning St. Louis Post Dispatch / David Nicklaus

Slow job market greets workers Labor Day AP via St. Louis Post Dispatch / Leigh Strope

Six Flags' big investors unamused by stock slide Baltimore Sun / Jay Hancock

Corporate attitude at Google goes flat AP via Spartanburg Herald-Journal / Rachel Beck

Mutual funds have new safeguards after investors withdrew billions from tainted firms Newsday / Tami Luhby and Pradnya

Before Picking A Broker or Planner ... Wall Street Journal via Denver Post / Jonathan Clements

All-in-One Funds Beckon Wall Street Journal via Denver Post / Dawn Smith

FL: Reports paint gloomy job picture Tallahassee Democrat / Rocky Scott

OH: Unions struggling Akron Beacon Journal / John Russell

Outmoded Voting Systems Widespread in U.S., Wash. Post Says Bloomberg / Scott Lanman

U.S. employment glass is either half-empty or half-full San Francisco Chronicle / Tom Abate

Frances slams into Florida CBS Marketwatch via 1st Headlines

Will Frances feed fraud? CNN / Les Christie

Wall St. Forecast: Status Quo LA Times / Tom Petruno

Contrarian's strategy produces good results San Francisco Chronicle / Harry Domash

In wake of scandals, here's what's ahead CBS Marketwatch via Boston Globe / Chuck Jaffe

Labor's heyday over? Not at polls Philadelphia Inquirer / Thomas Ginsberg

CA: State's jobless rate still too high San Francisco Chronicle / Tom Abate

Rising bond rates aren't all bad Philadelphia Inquirer / Jeff Brown

I'm betting on Bush - and stockpiling defense Guardian – Observer

President looks bad in flip-flops Philadelphia Inquirer / Andrew Cassel

UK: It's been nice - and the future's not so bad Guardian – Observer / Bill Martin

The acceptable face of Russian capitalism? Guardian - Observer / Conal Walsh

Australia: Rate rise predictions misinterpret Reserve Herald Sun / Terry McCrann

UK: Touching the void? Guardian – Observer / Heather Stewart

IN: Reverse mortgages become lifeline for many retirees AP via Indianapolis Star / Adam Geller

Global oil crisis lurking Cox News via Arizona Republic / Marilyn Geewax

No Market Magic for Aging U.S. LA Times / James Flanigan

Allstate, Other Insurers Face Up to $10 Bln Loss From Frances Bloomberg / David Plumb

Federated Manager Is Wary of U.S. Equities Bloomberg via Washington Post / Chris Garcia

China's unification efforts will fail Liberty Times via Taipei Times

How to Fix the Pension Mess Newsweek via MSNBC and Google News / Jane Bryant Quinn

Mutual fund votes show limits to change Boston Globe / Beth Healy

Cheap money is as crucial as cheap labor in trade wars Minneapolis Star Tribune / Mike Blahnik

Good Deals for Banks, Both Coming and Going NY Times / Andrew Ross Sorkin

Profit at the 'edges,' not the hedges Minneapolis Star Tribune / Andrew S. Wyatt

A year of big changes for mutual funds Dow Jones via Minneapolis Star Tribune / Daisy Maxey

The Next Shock: Not Oil, but Debt NY Times / Daniel Gross

MN: Offshore jobs bring gains at home Minneapolis Star Tribune / Mike Meyers

The American Worker, From All Sides Now NY Times

All Eyes on Greenspan and the Jobs Data NY Times / Jonathan Fuerbringer

U.S. isn't alone in coping with vanishing jobs Minneapolis Star Tribune / Mike Meyers


Banks fight rule promoting SBA lending by credit unions St. Louis Business Journal / Kent Hoover

Survey: State Salary Growth Slow via / Elizabeth Daigneau

Citrus crop hit hard in Florida USA Today / Marilyn Adams and Earle Eldridge

U.S. workers take a hit as pay stalls, costs rise Detroit Free Press / Jeffrey McCracken

Another stab at the stability pact The Economist

Japan likely to revise upward GDP on new data FT / David Pilling and Barney Jopson

U.S. Treasuries little changed in Asia Reuters

Dollar, gold up in Europe AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer

Boom Time for Oil Explorers - But Will It Last? Reuters / Sujata Rao

Overtime pay for me? Thanks but no thanks AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer / Adam Geller

Eurozone bond prices fall on strong German data FT / Päivi Munter

Russia Hit by 'Yukos Effect' FT via LA Times / Andrew Jack

Outlook for job market depends on whom you ask Newhouse News via Dallas Fort worth Star Telegram

An Economy That Turns American Values Upside Down NY Times / Bob Herbert

Highest nationwide yields on low minimum CDs Ft. Lauderdale Sun Sentinel

MD: White collars or blue, similar concerns for area workers Baltimore Sun / Stacey Hirsch

Do Capitalists Have Superior Bargaining Power? Ludwig von Mises Institute / Thomas J. DiLorenzo

Damage From Frances Could Be $15 Billion AP via Baltimore Sun

Bond slump shows fragility of US recovery Independent / Stephen King

Taiwan's demand for gold increases 19% CNA via Taipei Times

OPEC Head Sees Oil Price Drop in Sept. AP via Forbes and Google News

Russia: Tax Service Raises 2001 Yukos Bill to $4.1Bln Moscow Times / Guy Falcounbridge

NZ rate rise seen a near certainty, threat of more Reuters / Gyles Beckford

European Retail Sales Declined in August, Bloomberg Index Shows Bloomberg / Brian Swint

EU: Alitalia Heads for Junkyard of European Airlines Bloomberg / Matthew Lynn

Czech Koruna May Gain for Second Week, Survey Shows Bloomberg / Marta Srnic

Dollar Retreats Vs Yen Reuters / Chikako Mogi

The Olympic gold equation: do the wealthiest nations always win? Guardian / Richard Adams

TX: State of U.S., Texas economy just so-so Houston Chronicle / L.M. Sixel

The missing million Baltimore Sun via Google News

Markets Gear Up For Greenspan NY Post / Paul Tharp

Make or Break NY Post / Jenny Anderson

Democrats claim Bush's bounce will fade AP via USA Today

MN: Foreign firms come bearing jobs Minneapolis Star Tribune / Mike Meyers

In Trying Time, Scaling Down Expectations of Job Growth NY Times / Eduardo Porter

Summer Hit: Disney vs. the Weinsteins NY Times / Laura Holson

Japanese Second-Quarter Capital Spending Rose 10.7% Bloomberg / Lily Nonomiya

Dollar Holds Gain Before Greenspan Testimony, After Jobs Report Bloomberg / John Brinsley

Gold May Rise on Oil-Cost Risk to Growth, Survey Says Bloomberg / Choy Leng Yeong

U.S. Treasury Notes May Extend Decline After  Job Growth Rebound Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton




US deficit ‘will not be halved in five years’ FT / Christopher Swann

Fed's McTeer Speaks: U.S. Economy, Jobs and Budget Deficit audio Bloomberg

Older workers, retirees watch pensions fade away AP via St. Louis Post Dispatch / Dave Carpenter

Hedge funds help investors over long term Bloomberg via Oakland Tribune

Pirated Goods Swamp China Washington Post / Peter S. Goodman

The Origin of the Income Tax Ludwig von Mises Institute / Adam Young

Hurricane-Battered P&C Insurers May Lose Interest in Muni Bonds Bond Buyer / Jacob Fine

Frances' fallout seen short-lived on Fla. Economy Reuters / Michael Connor

Government Economic Reports: -- Federal Deficit Reality Gillespie Research via Safehaven Douglas R. Gillespie

Kerry’s Secret Economic Plan National Review / J. Edward Carter

IMF Managing Director Rodrigo de Rato's Statement at the Conclusion of his Visit to South Africa IMF

Monthlong spread rally keeps apace Reuters / Eric Burroughs

U.S. Treasuries little changed in Asia Reuters

Job data is poetry for Fed's McTeer Dallas Morning News / Angela Shah

The pitch for credit starts early Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Battered U.S. Insurers Brace for 3rd Hurricane Reuters / Aleksandrs Rozens

UK: Smith resigns as UK pensions minister Investment and Pensions Europe

The Cellphone That Doesn't Work at the Hotel NY Times / Christopher Elliott

Why Price Charts Have 'Personalities' Market Watch / Elliot Wave

IL: High-deductible health plans on rise Chicago Tribune / Stephen Rynkiewicz

Soft patch ‘mostly behind us’ — Fed's McTeer Reuters via MSNBC and 1st Headlines

Anticipation of higher interest rates sends Canadian dollar sharply higher CP via Financial Post / Malcolm Morrison

Venezuela Credit Ratings Raised to B2 by Moody's Bloomberg / Alex Kennedy

Bush, Kerry spar over drug benefit Boston Globe / Christopher Rowland

U.S. Deficits May Reach $2.3 Trillion, More If Tax Cuts Renewed Bloomberg

Deciphering the Nasdaq Boston Globe / Steven Syre

Memory superhighway The Economist

Amvescap's Invesco, AIM Agree to $450 Mln Settlement Bloomberg / Matthew Keenan

Invesco to pay $325 million settlement Reuters via CNN

Greenspan to lay case for rate hikes Reuters via CNN

Crude oil futures extend losses FT / Kevin Morrison

Canada drips with oil, but it's tough to get at USA Today / James Cox

Sterling droops to seven-month low FT / Steve Johnson

US Treasuries hold firm, vulnerable to upbeat Fed Reuters

Rates Rise in Treasury Bill Auction AP via Miami Herald

Boasting About Job Growth A Dangerous Game For GOP NY Post / John Crudele

More mutual-funds shake-ups Philadelphia Inquirer / Todd Mason

CA: Region Sees More Homes on the Market LA Times / Annette Haddad

Debt still murky on balance sheets Philadelphia Inquirer / Bruce Meyerson

Dollar Index Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Monthly Mutual Fund Report Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

The Wal-Martization of America Daily Standard / Irwin Stelzer

Rite Aid Lowers Financial Projections AP via Aberdeen News

Planned U.S. job cuts up again Globe and Mail / Terry Weber

Mortgage Bankers Assoc.'s Duncan: Outlook for Rates, Prices audio Bloomberg's Rogers: Greenspan Testimony, Rates and Bonds audio Bloomberg

Bank of England tipped to hold rates Bloomberg via Australian Financial Review / Gonzalo Vina

Global growth in question Globe and Mail / Terry Weber

Euro debt agencies to discuss Citigroup bond trade Reuters / George Matlock

Is oil thirst squeezing Earth dry? Cox News via Omaha World Herald

Treasuries flat to slightly higher after holiday Reuters / Ellen Freilich

The Honor Roll Forbes / William Heuslein

MI: A way of life fades away as wages fall Detroit Free Press / John Gallagher

MN: More job losses are coming, but most cuts tied to outsourcing may be done Minneapolis Star Tribune / Mike Meyers

Labor Has Had Better Days Forbes / Dan Ackman

Circuit City 2Q Sales Rise 2.9 Percent AP via Forbes

Congressional analysts project record $442 billion deficit this year AP via Minneapolis Star Tribune / Alan Fram

Oil Price May Fall 30% After U.S, Iraq Polls Conclude Bloomberg / Sri Jegarajah

Oil prices continue to retreat Reuters via CNN

OPEC: Oil market oversupplied Reuters via CNN

Look Out Vanguard, Fidelity -- Here Comes Capital Bloomberg / Chet Currier

Is India Meddling With Central Bank's Autonomy? Bloomberg / Andy Mukherjee

Small dairy farmers take on `Goliath' cooperative Chicago Tribune

1 million Floridians expected to file damage claims Ft. Lauderdale Sun Sentinel / Tom Stieghorst

Kerry, Bush Seek Degree From Electoral College Bloomberg / Andrew Ferguson

UK: Shops blame rate rises for sales fall Guardian / Larry Elliott

Japan: Imported vehicle sales grow 1.2% Japan Times

Economy steady but job growth moderate Christian Science Monitor / Ron Scherer

Thousands Cancel Russian Tour Trips Moscow Times / Lyuba Pronima

Russia: Central Bank Targets Currency Speculators AP via Moscow Times / Artyom Danielyan

Dollar May Gain Against Euro Before Greenspan's Testimony Bloomberg / Sineva Toevai


Greenspan: Glass is half full US News via Google News / Paul J. Lim

MD: Rouse bondholders take hit as value falls after deal Baltimore Sun / Jay Hancock

U.S. factories have a bright future, trade group head says Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / Rick Barrett

Good News For Corporate Crooks Forbes / Matthew Swibel

Fed's Greenspan Testifies: U.S. Economy and Budget Deficit audio Bloomberg

Bank of Canada raises interest rates, sets upward trend for borrowing costs CP via Financial Post / Sandra Cordon

CA: Marin group sues CalPERS San Francisco Chronicle / John Shinal

CA: State's outlook brightens San Francisco Chronicle  

Beige Book Federal Reserve Board

US Treasuries rally, Greenspan less than buoyant Reuters / Wayne Cole

US Treasuries firm, auction springs a surprise Reuters

Canada: Bank raises benchmark rate Globe and Mail / Terry Weber

Report: consumers a recession risk Reuters via CNN

CA: Mortgage industry slimming down Orange County Register / Hang Nguyen

CA: Joblessness plagues Fresno Fresno Bee / E.J. Scultz

US Treasuries struggle as Greenspan limits outlook Reuters

Mortgage demand hits 4-month high Reuters via CNN

Bush Has History on His Side as Kerry Seeks Comeback Bloomberg / Jeff Bliss

Greenspan Says Economic Expansion `Has Regained Some Traction' Bloomberg / Craig Torres

Protecting the financial infrastructure Federal Reserve Board / Mark W. Olson

Economic Outlook Federal Reserve Board / Alan Greenspan

Tech Pulse Index Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Hurricanes and Bad Image Dog Mobile Home Park Bonds Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

Greenspan Likely to Repeat Optimism on Economy Bloomberg / John M. Berry

$2.3 Trillion in New Debt Expected by 2014 Washington Post / Jonathan Weisman

Japan's 10-Year Bonds Rise as 3-Week High Yields Lure Investors Bloomberg / Keiko Ujikane

BOJ Will Keep Policy to Bolster Economy, Survey Says Bloomberg / Mayumi Otsuma

Taiwan: US pushes for NT$ revaluation Taipei Times / Amber Chung

Australia: Rates on hold till election: economists AAP via Sydney Morning Herald

Wanted by the Netherlands: More EU cross-border bank mergers IHT / Paul Meller

European Economies Slow as Consumers Stay Home NY Times / Carter Dougherty

Australia: Bonds stronger ahead of housing data AAP via Sydney Morning Herald

Japan's Currency Chief Adopts New Policy: Say Nothing Bloomberg / John Brinsley

World Faces a New Domino Effect From China Bloomberg / William Pesek Jr.

Russia: S&P: Russian Banks Among the Riskiest Reuters and Bloomberg via Moscow Times



CBO Tax-Credit Bonds v. Tax-Exempt Municipal Bond Market Bond Market Association

NY: Home Depot hits NYC NY Daily News / Soo Youn

The Price of Security Bond Buyer / Emily Newman

NY: Moody's May Raise N.Y. Rating Bond Buyer / Adam L. Cataldo

NY: Fed: Slow economic growth in metro region Newsday / Randi F. Marshall

U.S. Treasuries little changed in Asia after U.S. losses Reuters

Soft Patch The Slate / Daniel Gross

House Democrats challenge overtime regulations Baltimore Sun / Jim Abrams

Comptroller of Currency to Retire in Oct. AP via LA Times

Problems Plague Bank of America's Fleet Merger Reuters / Svea Herbst-Bayliss

EDS May Cut 15,000 to 20,000 More Jobs AP via Baltimore Sun / David Koenig

Fiorina Didn't Deserve Her Signing Package Bloomberg / Graef Crystal

Grasso bristles at AG loan dispute NY Daily News / Daniel Dunaief

Canada: New home prices continue to rise at near record rates Ottawa Business Journal / Leo Valiquette

Sept. 11 memories still sting Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Dollar Jumps Vs Yen on Weak GDP Revision Reuters via ABC News and 1st Headlines / David McMahon

Sudden drop in Treasury auction demand FT / Jennifer Hughes

The sun also sets The Economist

UK: Global house prices still rising BBC News

Mortgage rates rise, but 30-year still below 6% AP via USA Today

Housing Market Tilts Toward Buyers Wall Street Journal via Hartford Courant / Ruth Simon

Janus Capital assets decline CBS Marketwatch via 1st Headlines / Carla Mozee

Airline's bankruptcy risk swells Charlotte Observer / Ted Reed and Tony Mecia

NASDAQ can trade securities if NYSE shuts UPI via Washington Times

Health insurance premiums soar as wages creep Reuters via Houston Chronicle

Unemployment Insurance Report U.S. Dept. of Labor

Data update on services raises talk of politics Chicago Tribune / Geoff Dougherty

New economic indicator to measure service sector revenues Journal News / Brian Tumulty

Only slight pay increases seen in 2005 Chicago Sun Times / Francine Knowles

Fed chief has mixed economic appraisal Cox News via Dallas Fort Worth Star Telegram / Marilyn Geewax

Job loss threat to Australia boom BBC News

Mexican Inflation Doubles in August to 0.62 Percent Bloomberg / Adriana Arai

Decomposing Emerging Market Bonds Pimco / Mohamed A. El-Erian

Accounting Board Delays Bond Rule Reuters and Bloomberg via LA Times

Sterling falls on widening trade gap FT / Steve Johnson

How big was the bounce? The Economist

Emerging stockmarkets The Economist

The latest in remote control The Economist

China: No right to work The Economist

The risks ahead for the world economy The Economist

How Do Central Banks Control Inflation pdf Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond / Robert L. Hetzel

Sustaining Price Stability pdf Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond / J. Alfred Broaddus, Jr. and Marvin Goodfriend

Fed's Guynn Says Rates Must Rise With Economy Gaining Momentum Bloomberg / Will Edwards

Financial Update Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

New Yorkers bear biggest tax burden Reuters via CNN

Profit warnings set to weigh on Wall Street FT / Andrei Postelnicu

U.S. Treasuries cut early gains on jobless drop Reuters / Ellen Freilich

Stocks Give Thumbs-Up to Bush's Odds Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

U.S. Treasuries hold post-Greenspan gains Reuters

U.K.'s Blair Might Risk Revisiting Euro Question Bloomberg / Mark Gilbert

Japan: Banks' lending down for 80th month Japan Times

The Census Bureau's New Economic Indicator Forbes / David Ng

Of Course Investors Can Beat the Market Ludwig von Mises Institute / Stefan M.I. Karlsson

The one that didn't get away Boston Globe / Steven Syre

Economists Lower Second Half U.S. GDP Forecasts, Survey Finds Bloomberg / Andrew Ward

Putin: Tell Me Who Wants Yukos Broke Moscow Times / Catherine Belton

Dollar Nurses Post-Greenspan Loss Reuters via Google News / Natsuko Waki

A 3rd Fed rate hike may sting Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Fed Chief Sees More Traction in Expansion NY Times / Edmund L. Amdrews

Dollar Is Down, Gold Higher in Europe AP via Philadelphia Inquirer

Let someone else buy that new car Philadelphia Inquirer / Jeff Brown

Pace of borrowing doubles in July Bloomberg via Chicago Tribune

CA: More late mortgage payments San Francisco Chronicle / Kelly Zito

U.S. Jobless Claims Probably Fell to 345,000, BN Survey Finds Bloomberg / Joe Richter



AL: Fruits of the storms: Produce shortages, higher prices feared Birmingham News / Roy L. Williams

Nostalgia Can Be Dangerous / Donald Luskin

Tokyo says recovery on track after GDP downgrade FT / Barney Jopson

Dallas paper pays out $23-million AP via Globe and Mail

TN: Home sales continue at record pace in Midstate Tennessean / Getahn Ward

Oil Plunges 4 Percent After Failing to Breach Last Week's High Bloomberg / Mark Shenk

More insight on inflation US News / Paul J. Lim

Bond auctions leave Treasury traders puzzled FT / Jennifer Hughes

Canada: Indicators of Capacity and Inflation Pressures for Canada Bank of Canada

Fidelity gaga for Google Bloomberg via Dallas Morning News

US Economic Figures “Cooked” Before Election Liberty Whistle / Dan Spillane

Japan Official Wants Cantor Sanction AP via Newsday

Obscure economic indicators, Part 4 The Slate / Daniel Gross

FL: Storms not all bad for business AP via Tallahassee Democrat / John Pain

Fewer jobs offer health plans AP via Detroit Free Press / Theresa Agovino

Cleveland Fed Chief: Higher Rates Needed Reuters / Zelie Pollon

In Defense of Flip-Flopping Lew Rockwell / Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr.

Deep in Debt, Deep in Danger Safehaven / Hans F. Sennholz

Firm That Was Hit Hard on 9/11 Grows Anew NY Times / Riva B. Atlas

Dealers trying, but car shoppers aren't buying Chicago Tribune via South Florida Sun Sentinel / Rick Popely and Jim Mateja

CA: County home prices rise Oakland Tribune / Tim Simmers

Emerging debt-Spreads widen on profit-taking Reuters / Manuela Badawy

Janus to launch campaign in bid to regain investors' trust Rocky Mountain News / James Paton

AL: Government employees could lose $240 million AP via Buffalo News / Jay Reeves

Qwest may settle with SEC for $250M Reuters via CNN

PNC's Hoffman: U.S. PPI, Fed Policy and Oil Prices audio Bloomberg

What's the limit to health costs? Philadelphia Inquirer / Andrew Cassel

Japan: Losses soar at Japanese megabank BBC News

Chinese currency policy targeted Washington Times / Jeffrey Sparshott

N. America grid should hold up into 2013 UPI via Washington Times

Fed official: Outsourcing not a phase Seattle Post Intelligencer / Paul Nyhan

Remarks at the 30th anniversary of the Neighborhood Housing Services of America Federal Reserve Board / Edward M. Gramlich

U.S. Treasuries Rise After August Producer Price Index Declines Bloomberg / Robert Burgess

CA: State's Bond Sale Is Strong Bloomberg via LA Times

Dealers Have Incentives to Sell LA Times / John O’ Dell

Eisner to step down as Disney chief FT / Tim Burt

Cheney: Don’t Overlook Ebay AP via Dallas Fort Worth Star Telegram

U.S. trade deficit falls 9 percent in July AP via Dallas Morning News

U.S. August Producer Prices Fall 0.1%; Core Rate Falls 0.1% Bloomberg / Joe Richter

Yen suffers after surprise GDP downgrade FT / Darryl Thomson

Brown fires warning over eurozone growth Guardian / Mark Tran

Muni Bond Market Predicts Bush Victory -- for Now Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

Australia: Bonds stronger after Jakarta blast AAP via Sydney Morning Herald

A Farsighted New Fortress Mentality on Wall St. NY Times / Landon Thomas, Jr.

For Cycle Riders in Stocks, It's an Uphill Climb Bloomberg / Chet Currier

Jamaica: $400b in property coverage; But too many not insured, say insurance firms Jamaica Observer

Britain's finance minister slams EU's weak growth AFP via EU Business

Stern sees robust expansion ahead Bloomberg via Minneapolis Star Tribune / Craig Torres and Jessica Brice

UK: Rates on hold as consumer spending goes off the boil Guardian / Ashley Seager

Crude Oil May Fall Next Week on OPEC Output Gain, Survey Shows Bloomberg / Mark Shenk


Canada: Failed trader bilked his own family Toronto star / James Daw

CA: Port will go broke in a year Sacramento Bee / Mike Lee

FL: State cautions adjusters South Florida Sun Sentinel / Glenn Singer

FL: Storms deal blows to area economy Bradenton Herald / Kurt D. Schultheis

FL: Hurricanes affect area home sales Bradenton Herald / Ray Joseph

EU embroiled in taxing debate over 'fiscal dumping' AFP via EU Business

Major Airlines Struggle in a Jet Stream of Change LA Times / James F. Peltz

Pony up for fiscal change Dallas Morning News / Scott Burns

EU Central Bankers Oppose Easing of Deficit Limits Bloomberg / James G. Neuger

Audit Bureau Fails Big Test NY Post / Holly M. Sanders

IN: 7,000 local jobs lost in August, figures show Indianapolis Star / Ted Evanoff

FL: Don't worry: There's plenty of gas Miami Herald / Matthew Haggman, Mary Ellen Klas

Dollar Has Weekly Drop Versus Euro After Producer Prices Fall Bloomberg / Heather Bandur and Mark Tannenbaum

The John Smith of banks Boston Globe / Sasha Talcott

Pimco Is Said to Be in Deal With SEC LA Times / Josh Friedman and Tom Petruno

CO: Home-price gains likely to cool soon Rocky Mountain News / Andrew Ward And Kathleen M. Howley

MD: Home sales in city hit record Baltimore Sun / Jamie Smith Hopkins

Japan's Bonds Have Largest Weekly Gain in a Month; Growth Slows Bloomberg / Keiko Ujikane

Influence fading for Germany? IHT / Carter Dougherty

Newsday's circulation revised down again Newsday / James T. Madore

MN: Inventory, low rates make fall great time to buy home Minneapolis Star Tribune / Neal Gendler

Rationale behind irrational U.S. home valuations Washington Post via Minneapolis Star Tribune / Kenneth Harney



Bonds May Still Outperform Stocks Hartford Courant / Andrew Lackey

It's not play money Dallas fort Worth Star Telegram

Moving toward an 'ownership society' Boston Globe / Charles Stein

US Economic Figures “Cooked” Before Election Liberty Whistle / Dan Spillane

Emerging debt to narrow on strong performance Reuters / Manuela Badawy

China: Low-wage workers taking a stand in China Republican American / Tim Johnson

EU: Politicians and bankers clash over euro management FT / George Parker

EU: Bank merger rules to be reviewed by Brussels FT / George Parker

Navigating the troubled skies Boston Globe / Keith Reed

Investors Weighing Consumer Spending AP via ABC News and Google News

Cuts in fund fees may be no bargain Wall Street Journal via Minneapolis Star Tribune / Jonathan Clements

Fed's Bies Comments on Interest Rates, U.S. Economy Bloomberg / Vivien Lou Chen

IL: Low-key inflation fighter marks 10 years at Chicago Fed Chicago Tribune / Bill Barnhart

US Airways Files for Bankruptcy Protection; 2nd Time in 2 Years NY Times / Micheline Maynard

Gold May Rise for Second Week as Dollar Declines, Survey Says Bloomberg / Choy Leng Yeong

IL: New pitch: Casino will boost tourism Chicago Tribune / Kathy Bergen and James P. Miller

Deutsche Bank Doesn't Want a Takeover AP via Chicago Tribune

Economy isn't yet applying brakes to record home gains LA Times / Kenneth R. Harney

Soft spot still visible in August data CBS Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

Restoring An Original Washington Post / Ben White

Anatomy of a circulation fabrication Newsday / Tom McGinty

Stocks seen making gains CBS Marketwatch / Christopher Noble

Canada: Bank tries to cool `red hot' economy Toronto Star / Bill Carrigan

Deficit hawks demand stricter EU budget rules AP via Taipei Times

CO: Bet on casino backer's doggedness Denver Post / Al Lewis

CA: Feeling the bite of inflation San Diego Union Tribune / Dean Calbreath

Fund scandal perils still lurk CBS Marketwatch via Baltimore Sun / Charles Jaffe

Fund manager's role in returns can be minor Reuters via Orange county Register / Clint willis

The Incredible Shrinking Man NY Post / Hilary Kramer

Bulls at the crossroads CNN / Alexandra Twin

AZ: Housing boom drains pool of skilled labor Arizona Republic / Glen Creno

CO: Grocery workers OK deal Denver Post / Kristi Arellano

OH: Offshore: U.S. workers face job drain Cincinnati Enquirer / James McNair

Fed on the expressway to neutrality CBS Marketwatch via 1st Headlines / Gregory Robb

Market out of OPEC's hands Houston Chronicle / Lynn J. Cook

Swagger won't fight the deficit Philadelphia Inquirer / Andrew Cassel

Plan to police hedge funds draws praise, protests, too Dow Jones via Ft. Lauderdale Sun Sentinel / Judith Burns

U.S. Manufacturing Adding to Growth: U.S. Economy Preview Bloomberg / Robert Greene

Safeguards Dash Hope for Free Trade in Textiles Bloomberg / Andy Mukherjee

Firms opt to sit on stash of cash Arizona Republic via Seattle Times / Russ Wiles

Federal Budget and Social Security Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Gregory M. Drahuschak

PA: Retiring? There’s No Hurricane in Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Jack Markowitz

Rosy outlook from Greenspan fails to sway many economists AFP via Channel News Asia and Google News

Lobbyists Line Up on Overtime Pay Washington Post / Jeffrey H. Birnbaum

Opec's new price shock Guardian / Heather Stewart

UK: Brown claims victory in fight to curb EU budget Guardian / Heather Stewart

Not Perfect, but a Recovery All the Same NY Times / Ben Stein

Do Newspapers Make Good News Look Bad? NY Times / Eduardo Porter

Downside As Deficit Deepens NY Times / Jonathan Fuerbringer

Imagining Toyland Without One of Its Giants NY Times / Eryn Brown

If the Revenue Column Says Zero, Avoid the I.P.O. NY Times / Mark Hulburt

A Door Opens. The View Is Ugly. NY Times / Gretchen Morgenson

Can Mr. Chips Transform Intel? NY Times / Gary Rivlin and John Markoff

Depression, a Frequent Visitor to Wall St. NY Times / Landon Thomas, Jr.



Investment in Russia stifled by corruption Dallas Morning News / Jim Landers

U.S. International Reserve Position U.S. Treasury

Russia: A Work In Progress: Building on the Achievements of the Transition Economies IMF / Anne O. Krueger

China’s PM ‘will not ease curbs on economy’ FT / James Kynge

Canada: Economist sees 85¢ loonie Globe and Mail / Marian Stinson

Canada: Modifications to the minimum and maximum bidding limit at auctions of non-fungible CMBs Bank of Canada

Argentine debt plans likely to disappoint FT / Adam Thomson

Inflation Tames So should the Fed National Review / Larry Kudlow

The Commission Cop-Out National Review / Bruce Bartlett

Oil jumps more than $1 on Ivan CNN

Strong holiday sales predicted Indianapolis Star / Madhusmita Bora

Ex-Qwest CEO could face charges AP via Rocky Mountain News

Big Guns Aim To Finance Security Sector Washington Post / Terence O'Hara

FASB Delays Bond Accounting Rule / Craig Schneider

Hedge funds may be too hot Guerilla Investing via NY Daily News

Off the beaten path CBS Marketwatch / John Spence

CA: Locals Ask: What Cost California? Bond Buyer / Jasmina Kelemen

Tension rising between ECB, eurozone governments AFP via EU business

CA: Affordability stays level LA Daily News / Gregory J. Wilcox

Homeowners' insurance covers less CBS Marketwatch via 1st Headlines / Jackie Cohen

U.S. budget gap narrows in August -Treasury Dept Reuters / Jonathan Nicholson

Colombia Sold $500 Million Bonds to Yield 8.5 Percent Bloomberg

Argentina Rejects Creditor Request to Negotiate Bloomberg / Daniel Helft

IMF board to discuss Argentina repayments Friday Reuters

The worst of times The Economist

Disney Dissidents Want Eisner Out in 2005 Reuters via Google News / Peter Henderson

Hurricane Frances hurt Wal-Mart sales timing, not totals AP via Dallas Morning News

Truth “In the Eyes of Hurricanes” Liberty Whistle / Dan Spillane

Hurricane's path toward Gulf drives up oil prices AP via Houston Chronicle

Once again, Warren Buffett is making investors think Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

The M.B.A. Degree Says Goodbye to Its Glory Days Bloomberg / Matthew Lynn

Treasuries rise as market awaits raft of data FT / Jennifer Hughes, Charles Batchelor and Mariko Sanchanta

Eisner Sets Exit, but What's the Strategy? LA Times / Claudia Eller

Lula continues to play a beautiful game for Brazil Guardian / Michael Deibert

A Cup of Cocoa a Day Keeps the Doctor Away Futures Focus / Elliott Wave

Factories underpinning economy Bloomberg via Morning Call / Robert Greene

Hedge fund debate rages Dow Jones via Australian Financial Review

The US economy is the next 9/11 Middle East Finance and Economy via Fiends Bear Page / Dr. Marc Faber

Brown Brothers' Wilkes: U.S., European Rates, Dollar, Pound audio Bloomberg

Riding the Volcano Safehaven / Alex Wallenwein

Can You Hedge Your Home Price and Beat the Bubble? Bloomberg / John Wasik

CA: 'Condo craze' sows seeds of controversy Sacramento Bee / Andrew LePage

Treasuries inch up, data vaccum means slow trade Reuters

America's economic battleground BBC News / Richard Allen Greene

For Airlines, It's Still 9/11 Forbes / Dan Ackman

Global recovery on track, say central banks Reuters via FT

Support for annuities growing, but concerns remain Dallas Morning News / Pamela Yip

Hurricane sends oil prices higher BBC News

Fed Sees Economic Growth Justifying Higher Rates Bloomberg / John M. Berry

Fooled by the Numbers Ludwig von Mises Institute / Antony P. Mueller

Study Finds U.S. Companies Shifting Profits Overseas NY Times / David Cay Johnston

Japan to Lead Week's Sales of Government Debt; Italy Plans Sale Bloomberg / Steve Rothwell

OPEC Finds Few Options to Put a Lid on Oil Prices NY Times / Jad Mouawad

Copper May Fall; Chinese Industrial Demand May Slow Bloomberg / Simon Casey

Asians Would Conquer Europeans With a G-4 Bloomberg / William Pesek Jr.

China's August Inflation Stays at 5.3%, a Seven-Year High Bloomberg / Philip Lagerkranser

Japan's Bonds May Rise on Outlook for Slower Economic Growth Bloomberg / Chris Cooper

Shhh! The budget ax is poised. Christian Science Monitor / David R. Francis

Dollar Drops; Fed's Bies Says There's `No Urgency' to Lift Rate Bloomberg / John Brinsley

How much to put in stocks? Try zero. Christian Science Monitor / Eric Troseth

Turbulence for airlines growing Christian Science Monitor / Alexandra Marks and Ron Scherer

NY: New vehicle sales hit the skids Newsday / Tom Incantalupo

Dollar May Decline a Third Week Against Euro, Survey Shows Bloomberg / Mark Tannenbaum


You Call That a "Security"?? Market Watch / Elliott Wave

The MGM story takes another turn The Economist

U.S. Treasuries little changed in Asia Reuters

BMA’s Distressed Debt Committee Develops Trading Practices for Distressed Bonds BMA

Trump bondholders balking NY Daily News / Lore Croghan

Irrationalizing Employment Growth National Review / Tom Nugent

Foolish Fed Yielded To Politics Over Economics NY Post / John Crudele

McDonald's boost dividend by 38% Ottawa Business Journal

Newsday rolls circ back to '70s NY Daily News

U.S. economy still soft: Rosenberg Globe and Mail / Terry Weber

OPEC's power grip loses some strength AP via Seattle Times / Matt Moore

Central Banks to announce Gold sales - The 2004 Central Bank Gold Agreement Gold – Authentic Money via Safehaven / Julian D. W. Phillips

For the unemployed, reports do little to lessen the gloom Mercury News / Mike Cassidy

Kerry speech to attack Bush record on economy FT / James Harding

Money managers sit tight Globe and Mail / Terry Weber

Treasuries rangebound as market looks to Fed FT / Jennifer Hughes, Charles Batchelor and Mariko Sanchanta

Japan: An oasis, not a mirage The Economist

Lumber prices continue to soar Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / Rick Barrett

Employers still cautious, but expect to add jobs AP via Chicago Sun Times / Xiao Zhang

Emotional investing is the path to grief Philadelphia Inquirer / Jeff Brown

The Myth of Voluntary Unions Ludwig von Mises Institute / Thomas DiLorenzo

Pension dominoes lining up Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Second-guessing the Fed CNN / Mark Gongloff

Qwest, lies and videotape Denver Post / Al Lewis

Pimco Deal Stirs Questions on Setting of Industry Fines LA Times / Tom Petruno

US Fed looks set to continue 'measured' rate rises FT

US Treasuries subdued, data gives little direction Reuters / Wayne Cole

It's the oil, stupid CNN / Kathleen Hayes

Fund managers now see Bush win CNN

Has George W. Bush Killed Off Conservatism? Bloomberg / Andrew Ferguson

Dollar Falls After U.S. Current Account Gap Swells to Record Bloomberg / Vivianne Rodrigues

Citigroup apologises to staff over bond trades FT / Toby Shelley

U.S. Treasuries falter as core sales rise Reuters

U.S. Treasury Notes Decline After Core Retail Sales Increase Bloomberg / Monee Fields-White and Heather Bandur

Hoffa: U.S. health system is needed Detroit Free Press / John Gallagher

Unemployment rate drops, but state not adding many jobs San Francisco Chronicle / Tom Abate

U.S. retail sales slip Globe and Mail / Terry Weber

Back in the game Boston Globe / Steven Syre

Sony Deal for MGM Would End a Long Run LA Times / Claudia Eller and James Bates

Not All Economic News Coverage Is Created Equal Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

A Hedge Fund Master Receives Unwanted Attention NY Times / Riva D. Atlas

U.S. Wants to Cancel Poorest Nations' Debt Washington Post / Paul Blustein

U.S. Retail Sales May Have Fallen 0.1% in August, Survey Shows Bloomberg / Courtney Schlisserman

The VIX is in CBS Marketwatch via 1st Headlines / Mark Hulbert

Sorting Out The Winners if US Airways Doesn't Survive NY Times / Micheline Maynard

Analysts Cast Doubt On US Airways' Value Washington Post / Sara Kehaulani Goo

UK: Give me a hint' is no way to run the UK economy The Scotsman / Bill Jamieson

Analysis on the US Dollar - An Important Juncture is Near Elliott Wave Chart Site via Safehaven / Dan Stinson

U.S. Notes May Fall as Yields May Reflect Slower Rate Increases Bloomberg / Shamim Adam

MN: August was a hot month for Twin Cities home sales Minneapolis Star Tribune / Neal Gendler

India's Playing `Musical Chairs' With Inflation Bloomberg / Andy Mukherjee

Russians Rush to Borrow, Then Repay Moscow Times / Andrew Greg Walters

Russia: IMF Criticizes Budget Policy Reuters via Moscow Times / Andrew Hurst



The Federal Reserve! Its Origins, History and Current Strategy Wayne N. Krautkramer via Fiends Super Bear Page

Top Strong fund managers to stay on Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / Kathleen Gallagher and Paul Gores

FL: Wary consumers on a buying binge Tallahassee Democrat / Rocky Scott

FL: Drug shipment seized in Miami Miami Herald / John Dorschner

CO: Top economist expects Colorado to add jobs into 2005 Denver Post / Aldo Svaldi

Senate defies overtime rules Reuters via CNN

Stocks & Polls Agree on Bush National Review / Larry Kudlow

Goldman Gives Up Options On AMEX NY Post / Jenny Anderson

China's Confounding Contradictions Washington Post / Steven Pearlstein

News you may have missed Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Bush and Kerry Tied in Minnesota With 45%, Gallup Poll Finds Bloomberg / William McQuillen

Oil prices pass US$45 a barrel as Ivan roars toward gulf Ottawa Business Journal

CalPERS changes money-manager guidelines Sacramento Bee / Gilbert Chan

Treasurys Modestly Lower Dow Jones via / Michael Mackenzie

What If $110,000,000 is the Payment You Don't Make? Market Watch / Elliott Wave

State Street O-Strip ETF begins trading CBS Marketwatch via 1st Headlines / John Spence

Filling Up with Unleaded Gas? Futures Focus / Elliott Wave

Will Fall See A Rise In Consumer Spending? Elliott Wave

Iraq: Security first, sewers later The Economist

A storm is brewing for U.S. pension agency Cleveland Plain Dealer / Peter Krouse

GSEs seen taking more risks-Atlanta Fed economist Reuters / Mark Felsenthal

FASB delays U.S. bond rule, uncertain on threshold Reuters

Switch to buybacks smacks of a vote of no confidence Baltimore Sun / Jay Hancock

Coca-Cola Warns on Third-Quarter Results AP via Forbes

J. P. Morgan Chase says it will bring back 4,000 jobs outsourced to IBM AP via San Diego Union Tribune

America's Export Problem Forbes / Dan Ackman

Hedge funds' returns tumble FT / Deborah Brewster

Wachovia Securities tinkers malfunctioning technology Charlotte Observer / Rick Rothacker

UBS Securities' O'Sullivan: Outlook for CPI, Jobless Claims audio Bloomberg

CA: Housing still setting records San Diego Union Tribune / Roger M. Showley

N.C. prospects dimmer in '05 Charlotte Observer / Leigh Dyer

AK: 43,000 new jobs predicted AP via Anchorage Daily News

Freddie Mac digs out of "big hole" Reuters via CNN

Best Buy earnings higher than expected AP via Minneapolis Star Tribune

In symbolic gesture, OPEC to increase production target by 1 million barrels AP via Dallas Morning News

The Economics of Happy Feet Ludwig von Mises Institute / Jeffrey Tucker

CA: Home Appreciation in L.A. County Slows LA Times / Annette Haddad

Hawks tell spenders, ‘Enough!’ The Hill / Alexander Bolton

Industrial Production and Capacity Utilization Federal Reserve Board

NY Empire State Manufacturing Federal Reserve Bank of NY

Emerging Markets Vulnerable to Fed Rate Increase, Fitch Says Bloomberg / Gavin Serkin

Mortgage demand dips, refinancings up Reuters via CNN

Canada: RBC eyeing U.S. brokerage firms Toronto Star / Stuart Laidlaw

Russia: Foreigners Rush to Bet on Future Bloomberg via Moscow Times / Todd Prince

OPEC talks quota, price Houston Chronicle / Lynn J. Cook

Crude prices rise as hurricane and Iraq hurt production Guardian / Terry Macalister

Record Deficit for a Crucial Trade Figure NY Times / Elizabeth Becker

Hiring slump continues for many in high-tech Seattle Post Intelligencer

New York City's Poverty Rate Holds Steady While Nation's Rises NY Times / Lydia Polgreen

New poll shows Bush bounce fading Christian Science Monitor / Liz Marlantes

Kingdom of the Rain Safehaven / John Mackenzie

IRS's Scott Predicts $100 Mln in Muni Bond Penalties Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

Industrial Production Seen Rising 0.5% in August, Survey Says Bloomberg / Will Edwards

Brazil May Raise Interest Rates for First Time in 19 Months Bloomberg / Charles Penty

Citigroup admits £7bn bond trade was wrong Guardian / Jill Treanor

UK: Inflation fall eases rates pressure Scotsman via Google News / David Black

Watch for Those Late-Summer ''Delayoffs'' / Stephen Taub

Fed Will Lift Key Rate in September, November, Economists Say Bloomberg / Vivianne C. Rodrigues

Oil Surge `Nobody Expected' Hurts Profits, Growth, Bush Chances Bloomberg / Joe Carroll