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TX: Houstonians lead nation in size of car notes Houston Chronicle / Purva Patel

Treasuries won't join the party Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Germany: Hartz's second front The Economist

Canada: TD predicts 3.5% economic growth in 2005 CP via Toronto Star

Dollar Edges Down on Doubts Over Fed Reuters via Google News / Brent Kininmont

Rise in the Euro Over The Economic Contrarian Investor via Safehaven / Mike Norman

Time Is Money Lew Rockwell / Gary North

Time to Talk Tax Reform National Review / Bruce Bartlett

JP Morgan's Glassman: CPI Report, Bonds, Fed Policy Outlook audio Bloomberg

Venezuela's 2027 Bond Jumps to Record High of 98.75 Bloomberg / Alex Kennedy

Experts recommend holding some bonds AP via Grand Forks Herald / Meg Richards

Fed's Gramlich Speaks: Oil Prices and Fed Monetary Policy audio Bloomberg

Trading Places Popular QQQ Jumping From AMEX To NASDAQ NY Post / Jenny Anderson

Canada: Foreigners snap up Canadian bonds Globe and Mail / Marian Stinson

The next manufacturing crisis St. Louis Post Dispatch / Eric Heisler

Survey: Economic slowdown tops CFO concerns Winston Salem Journal / Richard Craver

Merger would net execs millions Rocky Mountain News / David Milstead

Lions Gate takeover looms NY Daily News / Phyllis Furman

PA: Bankruptcy Pinches The Rank and File Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Jack Markowitz

NY: Forces of Nature Eating Into Restaurants Profits NY Post / Paul Tharp

Consumer prices support Fed rate stance FT / Andrew Balls and Jennifer Hughes

Hurricane Ivan Uproots Oil Rigs Reuters via ABC News and 1st Headlines / Steve James

Labor Web site tracks U.S. jobs shipped overseas AP via Mercury News

Congress Falling Behind on Workload Newsmax

Oil Shocks and Monetary Policy Federal Reserve Board / Edward M. Gramlich

Exchange Offer Cheers Delta Bondholders AP via Newsday

U.S. 10-Year Treasuries Rise the Most in 6 Weeks on CPI Report Bloomberg / Monee Fields-White and Elizabeth Stanton

Thursday's Commodities Roundup AP via Cleveland Plain Dealer / Brad Foss

“Topsy Turvy” Bonds Liberty Whistle / Dan Spillane

'The Third Real Rally of 2004'? Market Watch / Elliott Wave

Where costs may rise in '05 CNN / Jeanne Sahadi

Household wealth swells to record levels Reuters via CNN

Fed governor expects interest rate hikes despite oil surge AP via Kansas City Star / David Twiddy

Germany: Getting back together is so hard The Economist

MI: State's job growth is minimal Detroit Free Press / John Gallagher

Fed's Gramlich: Impact from costlier oil inevitable Reuters

US 30-, 15-year mortgage rates slip in latest week Reuters

Soros hedge fund chief Jacob Goldfield resigns to start own firm CP via National Post

Insuring for the future? The Economist

PBGC Could Go Broke by 2020: Report / Stephen Taub

Top companies by market capitalization The Economist

Do it yourself The Economist

Inflation Rose Less Than Forecast Bloomberg / Joe Richter

September Business Outlook Survey Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

US Treasuries find cold comfort in slow inflation Reuters / Wayne Cole

U.S. 10-Year Note Rises After CPI Report Shows Tame Inflation Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton

Global default rate off sharply in August-Moody's Reuters

CO: Bonds to fund United terminal Denver Post / Jeffrey Leib

Keeping an eye on the core CNN / Kathleen Hayes

US inflation remains subdued in August FT / Jennifer Hughes

Exposing conflicts in load funds San Francisco Chronicle / Kathleen Pender

Do we still need Opec? BBC News / Andrew Walker

Wall Street Journal will publish on Saturdays AP via Boston Globe

Europe's Bond Vigilantes Are Asleep at the Reins Bloomberg / Mark Gilbert

U.S. Treasuries pause after falling on econ data Reuters

Goldilocks Economy It Ain't. So What's Missing? Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

UK: Premium Bonds thrive against all odds Guardian / Miles Brignall

Australia: Bond market closes stronger AAP via Sydney Morning Herald

Yen May Weaken a Second Day; Nikkei 225 Stock Average Declines Bloomberg / Taizo Hirose

Poet Keats Was Wrong. Or So Says IMF's Krueger Bloomberg / Andy Mukherjee

In the flea market's rise, an economic saga Christian Science Monitor / Patrik Jonsson

In storm path: coastal boom Christian Science Monitor / Warren Richey

Global financial system is shock-proof, says IMF Guardian / Larry Elliott

Russia: Capital Flight Could Top $17Bln Moscow Times / Lyuba Pronina

UK: Unemployment hits 20-year low Guardian / Mark Tran

Sweden Thrives on Exports One Year After Voters Reject the Euro Bloomberg / Dara Doyle


Outsourcing on the Outs at JP Morgan Chase / Ed Zwirn

Down With Primitivism: A Thorough Critique of Polanyi Ludwig von Mises Institute / Murray N. Rothbard

Friday Night Blights The Slate / Daniel Gross

Fed's decision Tuesday Globe and Mail / Marian Stinson

U.S. Treasury official urges single GSE regulator Reuters

U.S. Bond Market Begs to Differ with Fed Optimism Reuters via Google News / Eric Burroughs

John W. Snow’s Prepared Remarks Following Roundtable on Workforce Development and Retraining US Treasury

Treasury head: Pensions sacred Cincinnati Enquirer / John Byczkowski

Treasury's Snow Speaks: U.S. and Ohio Economies, Tax Code audio Bloomberg

Bank of America's Levy: Fed Policy, Economy and Job Growth audio Bloomberg

Japan finally solving old problems CBS Marketwatch via 1st Headlines / Lisa Twaronite

OPEC’s liquidity trap The Economist

Fourth executive since July leaves Charter Communications St. Louis Post Dispatch / Christopher Carey

NY: Jobless rate drops, but job losses continue Buffalo News / Fred O. Williams

CA: Demand for condos getting stronger Mercury News / Sue McAllister

FL: Hurricane season dampens home sales Ft. Lauderdale Sun Sentinel / Sean Mussenden

Fed moves rates with words rather than actions AP via Chicago Sun Times / Joseph Rebello

Housing bubble not on radar Inman News / Lou Barnes

TX: October foreclosure listings decline slightly Dallas Fort Worth Star Telegram / Maria M. Perotin

Argentina Replaces Half of Central Bank's Board Bloomberg / Andrew J. Barden

New appetite develops for euro bonds FT / Charles Batchelor

Brazil Debt Rating Raised by Standard & Poor's to BB- Bloomberg / Charles Penty

Lack of Wall Street sage adds to market funk USA Today / Reuters via Herbert Lash

Yukos Oil Co. Still Close to Bankruptcy AP via Forbes

Freddie Mac repays former CEO Inman News

Firm cashes out 1.2M Google shares CNN

The 7,000 Year Itch National Review

Sunny Fed leaves no doubt about another rate increase via Google News / Greg McBride

Complacency and the Rain Dance for Money Benson's Economic & Market Trends via Safehaven / Richard Benson

Oil prices rise on supply fears AP via MSNBC and 1st Headlines

US Treasuries knocked back, still ahead for week Reuters / Wayne Cole

Michigan consumer report flat Reuters via CNN

Fed official says interest rates should be raised even if jobs are lost Bloomberg via Ft. Lauderdale Sun Sentinel / Alison Fitzgerald and Vivien Lou Chen

A Scary Vision Safehaven / Fernando Zayas

Have Gold Traders Stopped Watching Inflation? Bloomberg / Chet Currier

Australian Dollar Heads for Weekly Gain as Bonds Lure Investors Bloomberg / Chris Young

Stockbrokers Unite! More Pay for Long Hours! Bloomberg / Ann Woolner

Inflation in Check, Bond Prices Rise Briskly NY Times / Jonathan Fuerbringer

MN: Mortgage rates drop to lowest level since April Minneapolis Star Tribune / Jim Buchta

CA: Budget Use of Pensions Sows Trouble in San Diego NY Times / Mary Williams Walsh

At campaign's ground zero, Ohio tilting toward Bush Christian Science Monitor / Liz Marlantes

UK: S&P warns UK banks at risk from economic slowdown The Scotsman / Catrina Stewart

In China, Farmers' Labor Bears Too Much Fruit NY Times / Keith Bradsher

Russia: Luxury Market Blooms Near Red Square NY Times / Tracie Rozhon

Singapore May Post Double-Digit Growth in 2004 Bloomberg / Amit Prakash

Russia Mulls Paris Club Bonds Reuters via Moscow Times / Svetlana Kovalyova

Russia: Central Bank Returns to Debt Market Moscow Times / Guy Faulconbridge

WTO chief says Kerry threats are 'campaign talk' Guardian / Ashley Seager

Taiwan's Convertible Bond Sales Reach Record as Economy Expands Bloomberg / Koh Chin Ling

UK: Surprise bounce in retail sales Guardian / Charlotte Moore

Russia: Forex Reserves Rise to $90Bln Bloomberg via Moscow Times

Japan's Bonds Rise as Reports Signal Slower U.S. Rate Increases Bloomberg / Keiko Ujikane

Crude Oil May Fall as U.S. Output Rebounds After Hurricane Ivan Bloomberg / Mark Shenk


The Source of All Blessings (and Curses) Lew Rockwell / Gary North

Building money markets' yields Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / Kathleen Gallagher

Fed, Corporate Forecasts to Set Tone Reuters / Arindam Nag

The Booming Economy? Union Securities via Safehaven / David Chapman

Yen Declines for 3rd Week in 4; Japan May Resume Currency Sales Bloomberg / Heather Bandur

FL: Area manufacturers stress need for diverse economy Bradenton Herald Matt Griswold

House of the Rising Sum Washington Post / Sandra Fleishman

CO: Denver a hot housing area Rocky Mountain News / John Rebchook

Newsday Refund Offer is Snubbed NY Post / Keith J. Kelly

Halliburton Is a Handy Target for Democrats Washington Post / Robert O'Harrow Jr.

FL: Job loss spikes with storms, state says St. Petersburg Times / Kris Hundley

CA: Governor picks economic panel San Francisco Chronicle / Tom Abate

Hurricanes Take a Toll on Southern Crops AP via Newsday / Elliott Minor

Bubble trouble Money via CNN

Wal-Mart backs forecasts Reuters via CNN

US Airways got Wal-Marted Philadelphia Inquirer / Jeff Gelles

Promise for future broken by bankruptcy AP via Philadelphia Inquirer / Dave Carpenter

Japan Shuts Unit of Citibank, Citing Violations NY Times / Todd Zaun

Cloak of confidence may not ward off crisis Guardian / Edmond Warner

Singapore, Taiwan Dollars Have Weekly Gain on Demand for Stocks Bloomberg / Christina Soon

Talk of yen sales benefits the dollar Bloomberg via IHT

U.S. and Trade Partners Maintain Unhealthy Long-Term Relationship NY Times / Louis Uchitelle

Temp firms boom Washington Business Journal

Russian Oil Giant Raises Reserves Estimate Fivefold NY Times / Erin E. Arvedlund




Sakakibara warns of Japan fiscal crisis CBS Marketwatch / Lisa Twaronite

UK: Bank spending on laundering soars BBC News

Analysts' opinions on rates varied, altering USA Today / Barbara Hagenbaugh

Wanted: Custom accounts Sacramento Bee / Jack Sirard

Dollar Firmer Ahead of Fed Rate Decision Reuters via Google News / John Mair

TN: Bankruptcies soar as stigma recedes Tennessean / Gethan Ward

Afflicted with short-termitis? Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Exporters fume over Congress' delay of corporate tax bill AP via Beaufort Gazette / Martin Crutsinger

TX: Downtown hotels roll dice on conventions Houston Chronicle / L.M. Sixel

Are Some Red States Blue About Jobs? NY Times / Daniel Altman

The MGM Approach: Pay Me First, Sign the Deal Later NY Times / Andrew Ross Sorkin

Endless summer CNN / Mark Gongloff

US rate rise and dim growth outlook to hit confidence The Scotsman / Allister Heath

Economy, Market Will Stay Inconsistent This Year Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Gregory M. Drahuschak

For some, Mexican Coke is the real thing Dallas Fort Worth Star Telegram / Barry Shlachter

Google Picks Best Brains NY Post / Stephen Lynch

Disney needs to write 'Dear Michael' letter Orlando Sentinel / Susan Strother Clarke

Fed due to up rate Chicago Tribune via Orange County Register

Greenback steady ahead of Federal Reserve meeting AP and AFP via Taipei Times

Storm Chasing (the Wall Street Version) NY Times / Jeremy Kahn

Emerging debt to remain in carry trade mode Reuters / Manuela Badawy

Both Kerry and Bush whiff on health care San Francisco Chronicle / David lazarus

Publicizing proxy votes offers view of fund workings Baltimore Sun / Jay Hancock

Sting of scandal followed by lower fees for many mutual fund Investors Baltimore Sun / Eileen Ambrose

CA: Lowering the boom on economic crime San Diego Union Tribune / David Washburn

Financial markets key in on Federal Reserve interest-rate decision CP via / Malcolm Morrison

Fed Seen Sticking to Measured Rate Raises Reuters via Google News / Tim Ahmann

Writing a check? Be sure it's covered San Francisco Chronicle / Kathleen Pender

Not your typical recovery Boston Globe / Charles Stein

Factory Orders, Construction to Show Strength: Economy Preview Bloomberg / Carlos Torres

CA: Talk of Housing Bubble Has Fears Rising, but in Reality It's a Lot of Hot Air LA Times / James Flanigan

CO: Home costs near ceiling? Denver Post / Macario Juarez Jr. and Christine Tatum

CA: Home prices are still up, but so is monthly inventory LA Daily News / Greg Wilcox

Hurricanes halt home sales frenzy Houston Chronicle / Ilaina Jonas

When will the Fed catch its breath? CNN / Chris Isidore

Know ABCs of airline industry Denver Post / Al Lewis

Why do major airlines fail? Charlotte Observer / Tony Mecia

Let's hear it for 'homeshoring' Minneapolis Star Tribune / Nick Eian

MN: Earnings disappointments not likely to signal end to economic recovery Minneapolis Star Tribune

Gripe List Gives Insight Wall Street Journal via Denver Post / Susanne Craig

Presidents Don't Pull All the Strings Wall Street Journal via Denver Post / David Wessel

Democracy Is Central in China vs India Debate Bloomberg / Andy Mukherjee

Bonds hit it big, but just stay calm AP via LA Daily News / Meg Richards

Oil companies exploring for best ways to use excess cash CBS Marketwatch via Omaha World Herald

Deflation: A Manufacturer's View via Safehaven / Gary Tanashian

Argentina asks Brown to help ease debt burden Guardian – Observer / Heather Stewart

A New View of Where Rates Will Go NY Times / Jonathan Fuerbringer

Commodities Are Riding on China's Coattails NY Times / Joshua Kurlantzick

Think New York Is Expensive? Try Tokyo or Paris NY Times / Hubert B. Herring

Bush fights 'in the red' menace Guardian – Observer / Heather Stewart

Ready or Mot (and Maybe Not), Electronic Voting Goes National NY Times / Tom Zeller, Jr.

Step Right Up and Beat the Numbers NY Times / Gretchen Morgenson


The Honorable John W. Snow Prepared Remarks: National Press Club US Treasury

CA: San Diego's Debt Ratings Suspended Bond Buyer / Rich Saskal

Fidelity's Big Revamp Bond Buyer / Jacob Fine

Deal-making in Brazil coming back in vogue Houston Chronicle / Alan Clendenning

Politics & the Market: A 'Clear-Cut' Link? Market Watch / Elliott Wave

Our piggy banks are too empty Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Major index funds are indeed superior Dallas Morning News / Scott Burns

Canada: Monetary Policy in an Evolving World Economy Bank of Canada / Governor David Dodge

Housing market shifting to buyers Las Vegas Sun / Jennifer Shubinski

Treasury's Snow Speaks: U.S. Economy and Growth Outlook audio Bloomberg

Treasury pressing China to float yuan UPI via Washington Times

Durable Goods Data to Be Key Indicator Reuters via LA Times

Greenspan gambling on economic growth NY Daily News / Tom Van Riper

In corner office - the rise of the anti-star? Christian Science Monitor / Clayton Collins

Fed and bond market on the rocks CBS Marketwatch / Gregory Robb & Rachel Koning

Fidelity clears bond picture Reuters via CNN

Treasurys Finish Strong Dow Jones via / Agnes T. Crane

Too many cooks? CBS Marketwatch via 1st Headlines / Thomas Kostigen

Report: MCI hires advisers for possible sale AP via Beaufort Gazette

Dutch moving to be latest tax cutters CBS Marketwatch / Steve Goldstein

Treasuries higher as market prepares for Fed FT / Jennifer Hughes and Alex Skorecki

Venezuela to Sell Up to $1.5 Bln of Debt, Dopazo Says Bloomberg / Alex Kennedy

Investors expected to shrug off Fed rate call AP via Chicago Sun Times / Michael J. Martinez

Fannie Mae's earnings questioned AP via USA Today

Internet advertising revenues jump 40 percent AP via USA Today

It's what's in store for retail: touch screens, radio-frequency ID chips, flashing price tags Boston Globe / Naomi Aoki

KY: Boomers in business Louisville Courier Journal / Caroline Lynch

Putting A Price On Happiness Forbes / Dan Ackman

Remarks by Rodrigo de Rato at the Breakfast Meeting with the Council on Foreign Relations IMF

Oil Prices Rise Above $46 Per Barrel AP via Morning Call / Brad Foss

Are You Interested? Technical Take via Safehaven / Guy Lerner

Colgate-Palmolive, Unilever warn of disappointments AP via USA Today

Analysts: 2005 could be a winner USA Today / Adam Shell

Enron's Nigeria Barge: The Real Deal Forbes / Dan Ackman

US Trsy's Snow: Change needed on Social Security Reuters

Who's Better in the Driver's Seat? Daily Standard / Irwin Stelzer

All eyes are on Fed meeting CP via Toronto Star / Malcolm Morrison

Wall Street Worried About Fed’s Rate-Hike Religion NY Post / Suzanne McGee

Owners Get ‘Seat-Down’ With NYSE NY Post / Jenny Anderson

Argentina's Benchmark Bond Has Biggest Drop Since July Bloomberg / Andrew J. Barden

US Treasuries edge ahead as Fed meeting looms Reuters

Boom threatens American dream Chicago Tribune via Ft. Lauderdale Sun Sentinel / William Sluis

US trade deficit points to lower dollar-IMF's Rato Reuters

September's Rate Hike Won't Be the Last Newsweek via Google News / Kim Rupert and Michael Wallace

TX: Sweetening the deal Dallas Fort Worth Star Telegram / Andrea Jares

Oil, Earnings and Fed Pull Down Market AP via Orlando Sentinel

Barclays sued over $150m bond loss Guardian / Terry Macalister

Fed's Increase Won't Cause Many Global Problems Bloomberg / John M. Berry

A Reality Check on the Global `747 Economy' Bloomberg / William Pesek Jr.

How to Avoid the Sting of U.S. Variable Annuities Bloomberg / John Wasik

As Income Gap Widens, Uncertainty Spreads Washington Post / Griff Witte

There can be no soft landing Guardian / Larry Elliott

Soft patch or mired in muck? Christian Science Monitor / David R. Francis

Yukos Slashes Exports to China Moscow Times / Guy Faulconbridge and Valeria Korchagina

Dollar Advances on Outlook for Federal Reserve Rate Increases Bloomberg / John Brinsley

Why 2004 is unlikely to become another 1994 Independent via Google News / Stephen King

A new corporate villain - drugmakers? Christian Science Monitor / Gregory M. Lamb

U.S. Treasury Rally May Stall; Fed Rate Increase Anticipated Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton


'Easy Money'? I Think Not / James B. Stewart

Stocks Are From Mars Bonds are from Venus The Slate / Daniel Gross

Pemex Sells Latin America's Biggest Corporate Bond Bloomberg / Gavin Serkin

Bonds and 'Flation The Speculative Investor via Safehaven / Steve Saville

A New SLGS Wrinkle Bond Buyer / Susanna Duff Barnett

Bond market isn't buying Fed's line Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Moody's: Puerto Rico Now Negative Bond Buyer / Adam L. Cataldo

Global pension funds eye bonds - Watson’s Urwin Investment and Pensions Europe

The Fed has done well (so far) in 2004 National Review / Larry Kudlow

Marts Give Bronx Cheer To Fed Chief Greenspan NY Post / John Crudele

Defending the Bush Deficits National Review / Aman Verjee

Credibility is to Journalism as Money Is to the Stock Market  Market Watch / Elliott Wave

OH: No easy money on eBay Cincinnati Enquirer / Annie-Laurie Blair

Oil Prices Surpass $47 Per Barrel AP via Baltimore Sun / Brad Foss

Oil Breaks $47 as Supply Worries Linger Reuters via NY Times

Fed Raises a Key Rate a Quarter-Point as Widely Expected NY Times / Edmund L. Andrews

Where Do the Jobs Come From? NY Times / Edmund L. Andrews

Treasuries fall as market mulls more rate rises FT / Jennifer Hughes, Charles Batchelor and Mariko Sanchanta

Dead End Street NY Post / Jenny Anderson

U.S. cities feel revenue pinch CBS Marketwatch via 1st Headlines / Rachel Koning

The bond markets speak The Economist

Maestro or mechanic? The Economist

Fed also hikes discount rate UPI via Washington Times

Fed raises again CNN / Mark Gongloff

What the Fed will cost you CNN / Jeanne Sahadi

Is There A Debt Bomb? Forbes / Dan Ackman

Poll: Consumer confidence dips Reuters via CNN

CA: Housing prices hit milestone Sacramento Bee / Andrew LePage

Masked revelers prefer Bush CNN / Parija Bhatnagar

China Demands, And Oil Market Crumbles Forbes

China hopes Russia can keep oil flowing UPI via Washington Times and

FOMC Statement Federal Reserve Board

After He Steps Down, Who Will Step Up? Washington Post / Nell Henderson

Fed is unlikely to stroll off path Chicago Tribune / Bill Barnhart

Bonds ease ahead of Fed meeting CNN

Fidelity cuts cost of trading in bonds Bloomberg via Morning Call / Matthew Keenan

Goldman Sachs Earnings Up 30 Percent Reuters via Washington Post / Joseph A. Giannone

Red Ink in the Skies Daily Standard / Irwin Stelzer

Canada: Top banker holds rates steady Toronto Star / James Stevenson

Will Fed boost again and again? Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / Avrum D. Lank

Dollar Drops Against Euro Before Federal Reserve Rate Decision Bloomberg / Richard Blackden and Vivianne Rodrigues

Mortgage rates fall after Fed increases Orange County Register / Mary Ann Milbourn

Hog market cools off, just a bit Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / Rick Barrett

An exercise to eliminate surprises Philadelphia Inquirer / Porus P. Cooper

Fidelity Starts a Promising Mutual-Fund Fee Fight Bloomberg / Chet Currier reports surge in area ads Philadelphia Inquirer / Bob Fernandez

Brokers versus advisers San Francisco Chronicle / Kathleen Pender

U.S. rates seen headed up despite soft-spot worries Reuters / Glenn Somerville

The Fed Can Affect Long-Term Rates. Why Bother? Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

The Fed's nuance on the wall CNN / Kathleen Hayes

US Fed 'set for third rate rise' BBC News via Google News

Lehman 3rd-Qtr Net Rises 5.2% on Fixed-Income Sales Bloomberg / Adrian Cox

Housing Construction Highest in 5 Months AP via Forbes

Sterling led lower by housing data FT / Steve Johnson

Russia: Middle Class Drives Restaurant Boom Moscow Times / Simon Ostrovsky

Oil will ease to $30 by Christmas say independents Telegraph / Christopher Hope

UK: Rate rises scare off house buyers Guardian / Larry Elliott

Thaksin bullish on Thai economy UPI via Washington Times

U.S. 10-Year Note Yield Holds Near 5 1/2-Month Low as Oil Rises Bloomberg / Shamim Adam

Comrade' Faber Says China Will Save the Dollar Bloomberg / Andy Mukherjee



WI: Firm blames steel prices in filing for bankruptcy Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / Rick Barrett

Second-guessing the Fed US News / Paul J. Lim

China's rural poor left behind BBC News / Louisa Lim

TX: Recession battered Dallas jobs Dallas Morning News / Victor Godinez

ECB chief sees eurozone recovery, says deficit easing "dangerous" AFP via EU Business

Money Flowing to New Way to Pool Buyers NY Times / Terry Pristin

Morgan Stanley's Roach: Global Economy, U.S., China and Fed audio Bloomberg

Brokers' earnings ominous Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

GOP Seeks Liberty Zone Extension Bond Buyer / Susanna Duff Barnett

GOP Leaders on Hill Agree to Extend Middle-Class Tax Cuts Washington Post / Jonathan Weisman

China to Make Debut at G-7 Finance Talks, U.S. Says Bloomberg / Simon Kennedy

Inscrutable Greenspan Moneyweb via Fiends Super Bear Page / Barry Sergeant

Gaps Found in Fannie Mae's GAAP: Reports / Stephen Taub

Who Was and Was Not 'Surprised'... and Why Market Watch / Elliott Wave

Monthly Futures Junctures Goes Back to the Future Futures Focus / Elliott Wave

US middle classes feel the pinch BBC News / Donna Bertaccini

Meat on the bone CBS Marketwatch via 1st Headlines / John Spence

WI: Appetite for cheese has industry thriving Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / Rick Romell

Oil prices soar after government releases weekly supply data AP via San Francisco Chronicle / Brad Foss

Twisting the Yield Curve Without Even Trying Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

Citibank banned from Japan bond auctions FT / David Pilling

Treasury yields slide to five-month lows FT / Jennifer Hughes, Charles Batchelor and Mariko Sanchanta

Mexico, Venezuela, Brazil Sell Bonds to Tap Rally Bloomberg / Jeb Blount

Web logs catch fire as kindling for change Seattle Times / Kristi Heim

Interest rate boost sustains myth of a robust economy Baltimore Sun / Jay Hancock

Fed lifts rate, says economy picking up Boston Globe / Robert Gavin

Senate lobbied on stock options Mercury News / Jim Puzzanghera

Refinancings jump 4% as rates sink Reuters via CNN

Big storms can devastate small economies of island nations Ft. Lauderdale Sun Sentinel / Doreen Hemlock

Taiwan: Regulator to cut bond fund risks Bloomberg via Taipei Times

After December, the interest rate crystal ball clouds up St. Louis Post Dispatch / David Nicklaus

Federal Reserve raises rate again San Francisco Chronicle / Tom Abate

Fed Move Signals Economy Humming NY Post / Suzanne McGee

CA: Emergency rooms feel fiscal pain San Francisco Chronicle / Victoria Colliver

Fed adding permanent reserves by buying TIPS Reuters

Growth of Wal-Mart bad news for papers Chicago Tribune / Leon Lazaroff

UK rate hold move was 'unanimous' BBC News

Weak supply data send oil on a sharp rise USA Today

Doctor-Assisted Price Fixing? Ludwig von Mises Institute / S.M. Oliva

U.S.Treasury yields hover near five-month lows Reuters / Ellen Freilich

Mexico to Sell 30-Year Dollar Bonds for 2005 Budget Bloomberg / Gavin Serkin

Why have interest rates gone primarily nowhere? Philadelphia Inquirer / Andrew Cassel

CO: Average home price drops 2.6% Rocky Mountain News / John Rebchook

Twinkies' maker files bankruptcy CNN

Financial Warning Sounded on Fannie Mae Washington Post / David S. Hilzenrath

At any rate, Fed's effect hard to notice Arizona Republic / Russ Wiles

Fed Keeps Nudging Up Key Rate Washington Post / Nell Henderson

San Diego Report Depicts Public Pension Meltdown Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

Fed Now Focuses on How Fast, How Far for Rates Bloomberg / John M. Berry

Growing Signs of a Slowing on Wall Street NY Times / Landon Thomas, Jr.

UK: Crisis is worse than we thought Telegraph / Teresa Hunter

Bank: Saudi oil sales will top $100 billion Bloomberg via Omaha World Herald

Want to earn quick $4K? See GOP firm The Hill / Bob Cusack

Investors Form Bond With Malaysia Bloomberg / William Pesek Jr.

Japan's August Exports Rise; First Gain in 3 Months Bloomberg / Lily Nonomiya

Dollar Trades Near 1-Month Low Versus Euro After Fed Statement Bloomberg / John Brinsley


Pimco's Hodge: Outlook for Treasury Yields, Interest Rates audio Bloomberg

TX: Supply costs worry homebuilders Dallas Morning News / Steve Brown

CA: Number of small, local businesses on the rise Long Beach Press Telegram

Asia: U.S. Treasuries little changed before data Reuters

Letter to Treasury on Pre-release of CUSIPs Bond Market Association

Fall 2004 State Profiles FDIC

Can You Trust the Polls? / Scott Patterson

MO: East St. Louis' August unemployment rate reaches 16.5% St. Louis Business Journal

OH: Offshoring, imports take toll in Ohio Akron Beacon Journal / Gloria Irwin

Changes in Minimum Bank of Canada Bond Purchases at Auctions Bank of Canada

Canada: Shakeup continues at Royal Bank Toronto Star / Stuart Laidlaw

President Bush’s United Nations Lew Rockwell / Anthony Gregory

Fed sees 'softness' as temporary CNN

Housing is hot, hot, hot Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

U.S. to Close 35 Percent of Overseas Bases Newsmax

Judge approves loan for struggling Wonder Bread/Twinkies bakery AP via Denver Post / David Twiddy

Kerrynomics: An Agenda for Calamity Newsmax / Ralph R. Reiland

Kerry: Fiscally Disciplined? National Review / J. Edward Carter

A Man Without a Plan National Review / Bruce Bartlett

CA: Something for Everyone? Bond Buyer / Rich Saskal

Kumar, Richards plead not guilty Newsday / Mark Harrington

Figures show mortgage rate decreases across country AP via San Francisco Chronicle / Jeannine Aversa

For Jobs, Brazilians Desert Their Cities NY Times / Todd Benson

UK: The grumpiness of the middle classes The Economist

EU: A divided Union The Economist

Japan: Dead firms walking The Economist

Cuba seeks deals to get around trade, travel restrictions USA Today / James Cox

Deficit could reach $3.6 trillion, report shows Bloomberg via Dallas Morning News

Oil hits US$49 per barrel while Washington mulls lending crude to refiners CP via / Brad Foss

Treasury: Banks should offer HSAs UPI via Washington Times

Does the Fed Control Interest Rates? Market Watch / Elliott Wave

Topic: Whether or Not Weather Talk is Cheap Global Wrap via Elliott Wave

Forget the Low-Carb Diet for a Sweet Opportunity Futures Focus / Elliott Wave

Who hurts if China breaks? CNN / Mark Gongloff

Trade-weighted exchange rates The Economist

Ex-Qwest Executive Hall Pleads Guilty AP via Chicago Tribune / Jon Sarche

The bond market ignores the Fed US News / Paul J. Lim

Treasury bond prices snap winning streak FT / Charles Batchelor

Pimco's El-Erian Shuns Banks That Break His Rules Bloomberg / Deepak Gopinath

Foreign direct investment The Economist

EU warns Greece for under-reporting deficit FT / George Parker and Kerin Hope

More rate hikes in the pipeline: FOMC CBS Marketwatch via Google News / Gregory Robb

The $300 billion bonanza The Economist

The comeback Kerry The Economist

Revisions to Board's Policy Statement on Payments System Risk Federal Reserve Board

Intl Bonds-Supply, equity hurt corp bonds; Electrolux hit Reuters / Anna Peltola

Fed wouldn't let budget gap push up prices-Gramlich Reuters

Congress to extend family tax cuts Reuters via CNN

Securities Industry's Fernandez: Job Market on Wall Street audio Bloomberg

Korean Economy Falling Alone Chosun Ilbo via Google News

Crude Falls on Speculation U.S. May Loan Refiners Strategic Oil Bloomberg / Alejandro Barbajosa

FL: States' credit ratings stable Orlando Sentinel / Jerry W. Jackson

U.S. Leading Economic Indicators Fall for Third Month Bloomberg / Victor Epstein

Hurricanes lift jobless claims USA Today

Bush Widens His Lead Over Kerry Among Futures Markets Bettors Bloomberg / Michael Forsythe

Corporate taxes melting away San Francisco Chronicle / Tom Abate

The Bond Market Is Headed for a Rude Awakening Bloomberg / Mark Gilbert

Treasuries tussle with profit-takers after rally Reuters / Wayne Cole

Ooh Là Là! Ludwig von Mises Institute / Sean Corrigan

IMF warns on global house prices BBC News

Yen Falls to One-Month Low Versus Dollar, Euro on Surge in Oil Bloomberg / Taizo Hirose

Warnings Shadowed Firms' Rapid Growth Washington Post / Albert B. Crenshaw

UK: Minutes show rates could rise again Guardian / Charlotte Moore

Taiwan: Central bank expected to raise rates Taipei Times / Jessie Ho

Crude Oil Futures Pare Gains as Supply Disruption Concern Wanes Bloomberg / Sri Jegarajah and Gavin Evans

Foreign buyers are back Guardian / Ashley Seager

The ECB's reluctance to lift rates aids dollar Bloomberg via IHT and Google News


Rising Interest Rates? Where's The Beef? Forbes / Richard Lehmann

Tax Breaks Don't Boost Investment: Study / Stephen Taub

US tax cuts raise fears of borrowing binge FT / Holly Yeager

Breakfast with FT: Ralph Nader FT / James Harding

On the Edge? Union Securities via Safehaven / David Chapman

Bond market seems to know: Something unusual is going on in the economy Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / Tom Saler

Jobless recoveries become hot buttons Reuters via Houston Chronicle / Fiona Ortiz

Fannie Mae mess worries investors AP via Houston Chronicle Marcy Gordon

Will Fannie Mae Have To Add Reserves? Bondweek / Olivia Thetgyi

Bush's Lead Over Kerry Narrows in National Polls Bloomberg / Jesse Westbrook

Long-Term Rate Plunge May Soften Fed Tightening Reuters / Mike Dolan

Krispy Kreme and McD's? Reuters via CNN

NY: Wall Street Dip Trouble for NY NY Post

FL: The demand for portable power surges Miami Herald / Christina Hoag

IL: Chicago home sales stay aloft Chicago Tribune

U.S. Treasuries drop as hopes for Fed pause dim Reuters / Pedro Nicolaci da Costa

Bear Stearns's Ryding: 10-Year Treasury Note and Fed Policy audio Bloomberg

Web site bonds with shoppers Mercury News / Mark Schwanhausser

Hurricane threat to US economic activity overdone FT / Jennifer Hughes

Oil closes at new record on stockpile concerns Bloomberg via Dallas Morning News

Even at 0%, 6-year car loan could be bad idea USA Today / James R. Healey

IMF warning on UK house price crash downplayed The Scotsman / Ian Johnston

Does anyone want U.S. exports? NY Times via IHT / Floyd Norris

Slovak central bank holds interest rates UPI via Washington Times

Snow says Fannie Mae needs independent regulator Reuters

Will the boomers cause a crash? CNN / Walter Updegrave

Economist urges new strategy to cut cost of health care Minneapolis Star Tribune / David Phelps

MA: Bank of America bases unit in Hub Boston Globe / Sasha Talcott

Democratic prospects for Hill takeover dim Christian Science Monitor / Gail Russell Chaddock

Mexico Central Bank Raises Interest Rates for 6th Time in 2004 Bloomberg / Thomas Black

This is not America The Economist

Europe's jobs trend ‘better than America's’  FT / Raphael Minder

WA: State short on "living-wage" jobs Seattle Times / Shirleen Holt

Texas banks' assets decline Dallas Morning News / Ieva M. Augstums

Short-term US Treasuries dumped, curve flattens Reuters / Wayne Cole

U.S. Aug. Durables Orders Rise 2.3% Ex-Transportation Bloomberg / Carlos Torres

U.S. Treasuries Fall as Durable-Goods Orders Top Forecasts Bloomberg / Heather Bandur

U.S. junk bond funds see $100.8 mln weekly inflows Reuters

U.S. muni funds report $33 mln weekly inflows-AMG Reuters

Legislators’ interests veiled from public, study says / Erin Madigan

Kicked in the Fannie CBS Marketwatch via 1st Headlines / Mark Hulburt

Gold Falls After Fed Says `Significant' Rate Rises Needed Bloomberg / Matt Chambers

Bonds Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

Why Are Rating Companies Surprised by Bad News? Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

Japanese Bonds Gain as Rising Oil Spurs Concern Growth May Slow Bloomberg / Keiko Ujikane

Crude Oil May Rise Next Week on Low U.S. Supplies, Survey Shows Bloomberg / Mark Shenk

U.S. Aug. Orders for Durables Probably Fell 0.3%, Survey Shows Bloomberg / Joe Richter

Bill Miller Says No Fretting Over Fund's Streak Bloomberg / Chet Currier

Overseer Says Fannie Mae May Be Due For Shake-Up NY Times / Jennifer 8. Lee

As Bull Market Nears a Birthday, Few Seem Ready to Celebrate NY Times / Floyd Norris

The 400 Richest Americans Forbes

Russia: New UN Report Uses Old Numbers Moscow Times / Maria Levitov

China vs India? Wrong Question, Perhaps Bloomberg / William Pesek Jr.



China goes global to feed its resource appetite Globe and Mail / Gordon Pitts

Canadian Dollar Has Biggest Weekly Gain in 12 on Dodge Comments Bloomberg / Sangeetha Ramaswamy

As Fed raises rates, other costs will climb Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Paul Gores

KPMG may face questioning over Fannie Mae problems Reuters / Arindam Nag

MD: 5 Legg brokers on 'top 100' list Baltimore Sun / Bill Atkinson

Shareholders Don't Like a Merger? Tough Reuters / Jessica Hall

Iraq: Business Is Booming Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Rick Stouffer

The Disastrous History of Money : Part 5 – Credit via Safehaven / Paul Tustain

Running Money Thoughts From The Frontline via Safehaven / John Mauldin

More Insurers Likely To Merge Hartford Courant / Diane Levick

NV: FDIC offers Nevada high marks in business growth, job creation Las Vegas Sun / Kevin Rademacher

In China's Cities, a Turn From Factories Washington Post / Peter S. Goodman

Yen Falls for Week on Concern Oil Prices Curb Japan's Recovery Bloomberg / Mark Tannenbaum

U.S. 2-Year Treasuries Fall for Week as Fed Raises Target Rate Bloomberg / Heather Bandur

CA: Dip in O.C. home sales is second-biggest in state Orange County Register / Hang Nguyen

Oil hits a high of $48.88 Dallas Fort Worth Star Telegram / Dan Piller

CA: Cities With Lower-Cost Homes Are Humming LA Times / Annette Haddad

FL: Ascent of Florida home sales slowed by storms Ft. Lauderdale Sun Sentinel / Glenn Singer

Odd Man Out in U.S. Inquiry Into Fannie Mae NY Times / Eric Dash and Jennifer 8. Lee

Putin Says Russia Could Be a Yukos Bidder Bloomberg via NY Times

Sony-led investor group finalizes buyout of MGM Kyodo via Japan Times

Japan's Bonds Rise for 4th Week, Longest Winning Run Since Feb. Bloomberg / Keiko Ujikane

Lumber market is out on a limb Minneapolis Star Tribune / Jim Buchta

UK: Brown to bail out world's poorest Guardian / Larry Elliott

UK: If the hedge won't grow it gets the chop Guardian / Edmond Warner


More Risk, Less Money Bond Buyer / Helen Chang

This time, it may not be the economy, stupid Albany Times Union / Andrew Ratner

43% exhaust benefits before finding work Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / Bruce Murphy

Conflicting economic news may be keeping presidential candidates from focusing on the topic San Diego Union Tribune / Dean Calbreath

Edgy Gold Investors Looking for Comfort Reuters via ABC News and 1st Headlines / Nicole Mordant

Wells Fargo and Goldman Lead Borrowers of $22 Billion Last Week Bloomberg / John Dooley

Fannie Mae Scandal is Democrats Enron NY Post / Terry Keenan

Retirement dilemma Miami Herald / Harriett Johnson Brackey

UK: Brown set to insist he will not be sidelined FT / James Blitz

Treasury bond yields puzzle investors FT / Jennifer Hughes

Poverty Up as Welfare Enrollment Declines Washington Post / Griff Witte

America's health care problem? Actually, the nation must confront two St. Louis Post Dispatch / David Nicklaus

Pensions: Will the money be there? Minneapolis Star Tribune / H.J. Cummins

Emerging debt on lookout for deal results, IMF Reuters / Manuela Badawy

Clouds on the Horizon for Low-Cost Airlines Reuters / Jui Chakravorty

NV: What's in a million? Las Vegas Review Journal / Hubble Smith

PA: Agere cuts hurt Valley economy Morning Call / Gregory Karp

OH: Companies starting to borrow again Akron Beacon Journal / Gloria Irwin

CA: State is 'slave' worker gateway Sacramento Bee / David Whitney

AZ: Arizona won't share Florida's hurricane pain Arizona Republic

S.C. job growth stays soft The State / Jim DuPlessis

Bush or Kerry? Let's turn our attention to economic issues Mercury News / Dan Gillmor

Ministers to Tackle Global Finance Issues AP via Newsday / Harry Dunphy

World economy 'in good health' BBC News

PA: PNC accounting fallout spreads Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Thomas Olson

A Nation of Airport Haves and Have-Nots NY Times / Micheline Maynard

Quiet, Please! Suddenly, the S.E.C. Is Listening NY Times / Gary Rivlin

A new type of bond is worth a look Philadelphia Inquirer / Jeff Brown

Don't Be a Closet Indexer Wall Street Journal via LA Daily News / Matthew Heiner

Incomes Rise, Manufacturing Expands: U.S. Economy Preview Bloomberg / Carlos Torres

Brown and Bush set for clash over debt relief Guardian - Observer / Nick Mathiason and Heather Stewart

UK: Cold September for the housing market Guardian - Observer / Heather Stewart

UK: Online Christmas sales set to rocket Guardian - Observer / Ben Flanagan

Interest Increments Washington Post via Google News

Careful sector selection can thwart market roller coaster Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Gregory M. Drahuschak

Whoever Wins, More Taxes May Be the Only Way Out NY Times / Edmund L. Andrews

The Neutral Fed Funds Rate Washington Post / Nell Henderson

Reading Fannie Mae's Scary Cookbook NY Times / Gretchen Morgenson

You Only Sell Thrice NY Times / Andrew Ross Sorkin

The New Silicon Valley: A Dog-Eat-Dog World NY Times / Randall Stross

A Drumroll, Again, for Interest Rates NY Times / Jonathan Fuerbringer


A new idea for some: Think small Dallas Morning News / Jim Landers

U.S. International Reserve Position US Treasury

Key U.S. Treasury yield holds under 4 pct in Asia Reuters

Shocks and Government Beliefs: The Rise and Fall of American Inflation Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta /  Thomas Sargent, Noah Williams, and Tao Zha

TX: Regional Update Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas / Kristen Hamden

Energy prices causing the recovery to sputter Dallas Morning News / Angela Shah

Merrill Sees 'Tsunami' of Earnings Warnings Reuters / Brendan Intindola

Expert is hearing sell bell Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Currency Notes Sitka Pacific via Safehaven

And The Winner Is...... Technical Take via Safehaven / Guy Lerner

Gold - And the Parabolic Plateau Euro vs Dollar Currency War Monitor via Safehaven / Alex Wallenwein

Middle-Class Hooey National Review / Bruce Bartlett

'Fair Funds' Give Investors Recourse LA Times / Jonathan Peterson

Citigroup reshuffle makes Krawcheck CFO FT / David Wighton

TX: Banks, credit unions go fishin' Who'll land you? Dallas Morning News / Ieva M. Augstums

TX: Oil to $60 before $40, Boone Pickens says Bloomberg via Dallas Morning News

Oil hits $50 as storms, global tension drive prices Reuters via USA Today

Hurricanes hurt insurers' bottom line AP via Beaufort Gazette / John Christoffersen

Dow drops below 10,000; oil hovers near $50 per barrel AP via San Francisco Chronicle / Michael J. Martinez

Global equity markets move into broad retreat FT / Kevin Morrison, Michael Morgan, Michael Peel and Jennifer Wiggins

Argentina damps debt incentive hopes  FT / Adam Thomson

Henderson's Resis: High-Yield Bond Market and Treasuries audio Bloomberg

Bush's Lead Over Kerry Narrows in Nationwide Polls Bloomberg / William McQuillen

Large 'Divergence,' Large Move to Come? Market Watch / Elliott Wave

Look Both Ways: A Bearish Fed? / Ed Zwirn

Taiwan: US: Know where your interests lie Taipei Times

Fannie shares below Freddie for 1st time since '88 Reuters

Google's veil of secrecy ... CNN / Paul R. La Monica

Deeds of trust offer high yields -- carry risk Oakland Tribune / Cliff Pletschet

The threat of $50 oil CNN / Mark Gongloff

Crude and terror fears lift Treasury prices FT / Jennifer Hughes, Charles Batchelor and Mariko Sanchanta

Soaring oil price takes its toll on currencies FT / Jennifer Hughes

Fed's Gramlich does not discuss economy in speech Reuters

Fannie Mae can raise capital quickly-S&P Reuters

Deutsche Bank under investigation BBC News

U.S. 3rd-Qtr Company Bond Sales Surge as Yields Fall Bloomberg / David Russell

CA: Crackdown on books strains valley firms Mercury News / Deborah Lohse

America's Quarter Trillion Dollar Oil Bill Forbes / Dan Ackman

Insider Traders Who Push Too Far Can Pay Dearly Washington Post / Jerry Knight

The New Deal Debunked (again) Ludwig von Mises Institute / Thomas J. DiLorenzo

New home sales up 9.4% AP via Detroit Free Press

FL: Cooped-up tourists eager to get on with vacations Orlando Sentinel / Todd Pack

Fannie Mae Agrees to Correct Accounting Treatments Bloomberg / Albert Yoon

Walgreen Boosts Profit, Plans More Stores Reuters

20 million copies of free Windows update downloaded San Francisco Chronicle / Benny Evangelista

Merger squeezes fund managers: Fleet, BofA have options that overlap Boston Herald / Brett Arends

GAO: No harm from offshoring Cox News via Dallas Fort Worth Star Telegram

Many in middle class struggling despite employment growth Boston Globe / Tatsha Robertson

Small firms slow to hire after doing more with less Chicago Tribune / Ann Meyer

Just how nervous are consumers these days? AP via Buffalo News / Michael J. Martinez

After real estate run-up, some cash out Wall Street Journal via Baltimore Sun / James R. Hagerty

Brazil Real May Gain for 3rd Day on Rising Exports, Bond Sales Bloomberg / Romina Nicaretta

UK mortgage approvals tumbled in August Reuters via FT

Fed Poised to Get Some Traction From Its Prose Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

Yen hit by resurgent crude and weak equities FT / Darryl Thomson

Crude prices push over $49 a barrel AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer / Yeoh En- Lai

Brent Crude Oil Jumps to Record on Threat to Nigerian Supply Bloomberg / Alejandro Barbajosa

For Cingular, Becoming No. 1 Also Poses Risks NY Times / Ken Belson and Matt Richtel

Fannie Mae said near capital deal CNN

JPMorgan to Buy Hedge Fund Manager Highbridge Capital Bloomberg / Justin Baer

Foreign Tax Havens Costly to U.S., Study Says NY Times / Lynnley Browning

No longer flying high Newsday / James Bernstein

New Zealand Annual Trade Gap Widens to NZ$3.83 Bln Bloomberg / Tracy Withers

Crude Oil Trades Near Record on Slow Recovery of U.S. Output Bloomberg / Gavin Evans

'Ownership society': why the US can't buy in Christian Science Monitor / David R. Francis

Signals mixed on US interest rates Christian Science Monitor / Ron Scherer

Pricey home, dicey mortgage Christian Science Monitor / Randy Dotinga

Treasury Investors More Bearish After Rally Pushes Yields to 4% Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton

Yen Poised to Drop; Japanese Business Optimism May Have Peaked Bloomberg / Joshua Krongold



Oil history may not repeat NY Daily News / Daniel Dunaief

Mutual Funds, Crazy Eddie-Style The Slate / Daniel Gross

Clipping Fannie Mae’s wings The Economist

Pumping up the oil price The Economist

Theres No Place Like Home! Safehaven / Rob Kirby

The Crumbling of Fannie Mae Financial Reckoning Day via Lew Rockwell / Bill Bonner

Canada: Survey of Foreign Exchange and Derivatives Market Activity in Canada Bank of Canada

FL: Sign makers should see boom Orlando Sentinel / Jerry W. Jackson

A High-Yield Headache Bond Buyer / Jacob Fine

Bond traders in a pinch Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Hoenig: Outlook 'generally sound CBS Marketwatch via 1st Headlines / Gregory Robb

China hurting Mexico Arizona Republic / Chris Hawley

US rates set to overtake Eurozone The Scotsman

The truth about jobs CNN / Chris Isidore

Conference Board's Smith: September Consumer Confidence audio Bloomberg

Chain store sales show resilience Reuters via CNN

Crazy idea: Oil demand will outstrip supply Chicago Sun Times / Brian Wesbury

Bush Leads Kerry by 8 Percentage Points in Pew Poll Bloomberg / Jonathan D. Salant

Slippery eel that's feeding on economy Seattle Post Intelligencer / Bill Virgin

U.S. Treasury's Snow: G-7 Meeting, China, Oil, Fannie Mae audio Bloomberg

Hurricane Season May Be Costliest Ever AP via Newsday / Catherine Wilson

AZ: Housing officials blame auctions, permitting for affordability woes Las Vegas Sun / Kevin Rademacher

Markets ignore Saudi promise of more oil FT / Kevin Morrison and Paivi Munter

Google shares hit new high, analysts bullish Reuters via Google News

Fannie Mae May Have to Restate Earnings AP via Washington Times / Marcy Gordon

Forex trading volumes hit record levels FT / Jennifer Hughes and Krishna Guha

Brazil's Lula Approval Rating Rises for Second Month Bloomberg / Katia Cortes

US swing voters start to make a comeback FT / James Harding

George Soros Bankrolls Voter Hunt in Swing States Bloomberg / Edward Robinson

Haute Con Job Pimco / Bill Gross

In the Face of Bad News, the Stock Market... Did What? Market Watch / Elliott Wave

TX: The Effect of High Oil Prices on Today's Texas Economy Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Challenges Facing the Accounting Profession Today Federal Reserve Board / Susan Schmidt Bies

The Foreign Exchange and Interest Rate Derivatives Markets pdf Federal Reserve Bank of NY

Triennial Central Bank Survey of Foreign Exchange and Derivatives Market Activity in April 2004 BIS via Federal Reserve Bank of NY

Is the Pension System a Liability? Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

TX: Regional Update Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Globalization: Myths and Realities Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Biz owners optimistic over economy UPI via Washington Times

Bubble in crude? CNN / Mark Gongloff

Pensions grounded? Boston Globe / Kimberly Blanton

EU: The Transatlantic Innovation Gap National Review / Joshua Livestro

Their Crisis, Our Leviathan Ludwig von Mises Institute / Gregory Bresiger

Should CEOs back candidates for office? Wall Street Journal via AP and San Diego Union Tribune / Carol Hymowitz

SC: Weak job market hurting home sales The State / Tanya Fogg Young

Australia: On top down under The Economist

EU: Hedge funds now eye fundamentals – Integrated Investment and Pensions Europe

US Treasury yields dip on data, fail to break lows Reuters

Fannie Mae May Buy Fewer Mortgages to Boost Capital Bloomberg / Albert Yoon and James Tyson

Fitch upgrades Brazil credit rating to BB- Reuters

FL: Retailers hit hard before and after St. Petersburg Times / Helen Huntley

Sprinting with Blinders On Daily Standard / Irwin Stelzer

PA: Area jobless rate rose in August Morning Call / Gregory Karp

CA: Owners of San Diego Bonds Await Rebound LA Times / E. Scott Reckard and Tom Petruno

US Treasury yields test lows on soft consumer data Reuters

Bonds rebound as oil surges past $50 a barrel Reuters / Raj Rajendran

U.S. Sept. Consumer Confidence Index Falls to 96.8 From 98.7 Bloomberg / Carlos Torres

Falling P/E ratios: An up side to a down market Philadelphia Inquirer / Jeff Brown

Mutual fund battle Philadelphia Inquirer / Todd Mason

Bush Probes Kerry's Weakest Issue – Clarity Bloomberg / Andrew Ferguson

Congress hunting for signs of U.N. corruption Denver Post / Desmond Butler

MN: Steel prices hammer small manufacturers Minneapolis Star Tribune / Dee Depass

Agency's Bonds Outpace Its Stock in a Modest Recovery NY Times / Jonathan Fuerbringer

Major Changes Set for Backer of Mortgages NY Times / Timothy L. O’Brien

For an Old Market Mystery, a 50 Percent Solution Bloomberg / Chet Currier

NE: Three Omaha investment advisers rated among best in nation Omaha world Herald / Jonathan Wegner

Nigerian fighting pushes oil price to record high Guardian / Ashley Seager

Russia: Rainy Day Fund to Be Raided Moscow Times / Guy Faulconbridge

Japan's Leader Shuffles Cabinet to Push Economic Reforms NY Times / James Brooke

Japan: Fukui insists economy OK Japan Times

UK: Mortgages drop 10% in a month Guardian / Ashley Seager

EU: Germany taking lead on financial disclosure IHT / Carter Dougherty

Currencies: Dollar trades mixed as traders watch rates AFP and Bloomberg via IHT


CO: Lenders foreclosing more often Denver Post / Christine Tatum

KY: Imported medicine: A budget healer? AP via Cincinnati Enquirer / Joe Bisek

US Treasury moves limited in Asia, more losses eyed Reuters

Bill Gross advice brings out skeptics CBS Marketwatch / Kate Gibson

Keeping Score on Swaps Bond Buyer / Susanne Walker

MSRB Issues Tougher Plan For Rule G-38 Bond Buyer / Lynn Hume

Oil Drawing Hedge Funds Reuters / Raj Rajendran

Canada: Loonie soars to 11-year high CP via Toronto Star

Canada: BMO chief economist picked to head up government review Ottawa Business Journal

PNC's Hoffman: U.S. 2nd-Qtr Growth, Oil Prices, Fed Policy audio Bloomberg

The Gucci factor: High-end retailers see no lack in confidence Boston Herald / Jennifer Heldt Powell

A coming slowdown in profits Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Banknorth chief offers defense of sale plan Boston Globe / Sasha Talcott

IBM to take $320m charge FT / Simon London

Most Pentagon contracts given to single bidders, group says AP via Clover Herald / Michael J. Sniffen

Kerry, Bush Are in Statistical Tie in New Jersey, Poll Finds Bloomberg / Michael Forsythe

MA: Consumers over a barrel Boston Globe / Andrew Caffrey

Don't blame Osama for high gas prices The Slate / Daniel Gross

China set for surge Evening News via The Scotsman

Fannie Mae leadership is the part that's dysfunctional Baltimore Sun / jay Hancock

Fannie Mae CEO to Testify to Congress Reuters via ABC News and 1st Headlines / Mark Felsenthal

Move from bonds pushes Dow above 10,000 AP via Cleveland Plain Dealer / Meg Richards

Ex-NextCard execs sued AP via Oakland Tribune / Michael Liedtke

Banknorth Buyer Plans More Purchases Bloomberg via Hartford Courant

EU chief accountant to be fired over allegations FT / George Parker

Venezuela Sells $1.5 Billion of Bonds Amid Oil Rally Bloomberg / Peter Wilson

GM, Ford, Chrysler Ask Snow to Press Japan on Yen Bloomberg / Brendan Murray and Simon Kennedy

Economy shows more muscle, fuels debate Chicago Tribune / William Neikirk

How Much Would Kerry Raise Taxes? National Review / Brian Riedl

U.S. merger volume eclipses 2003 Reuters via CNN

Does THIS Make You Want to Buy Stocks? Market Watch / Elliott Wave

Seeing 'Wonders to Behold' in Futures Futures Focus / Elliott Wave

EU: A Fresh Look at the DAX European Market Watch / Elliott Wave

U.S. Treasuries in retreat, auction goes OK Reuters / Wayne Cole

Public pricing lowers bond transaction costs-study Reuters

Home Loans May Get Scarce NY Post / Richard Wilner

Fannie Mae's problems may pop housing bubble Mercury News / Dan Gillmor

CD yields inch higher UPI via Washington Times

IMF sees oil prices pressures on growth FT / Andrew Balls

Who’s Minding The Store NY Post / Keith J. Kelly

Statement of Secretary John W. Snow on Second Quarter US Treasury

Oil Is The Third Whammy Forbes / Dan Ackman

Bank of England Sets Pace on World Interest Rates Bloomberg / Matthew Lynn

AZ: Tucson homes a hot ticket Arizona Republic / David Pittman

CA: Condominiums for Businesses Fill a Niche in California NY Times / John McCloud

Fannie always seemed so sweet Philadelphia Inquirer / Andrew Cassel

Treasuries Fall After Second-Quarter U.S. Growth Tops Forecasts Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton

Fitch cuts Fannie Mae subordinated debt to AA- Reuters via Google News

Bonds falling despite rise in interest rate AP via Orange County Register / Rachel Beck

Shares rise, bonds fall after U.S. GDP data Reuters / William Kemble-Diaz

GDP revised higher CNN

Japanese Bonds Decline as Production Probably Rose Last Month Bloomberg / Chris Cooper

U.S. Bond Yield Will Stay at 4%, Say Economists Who Were Right Bloomberg / Monee Fields-White

As Fannie, Freddie Regroup, Impact May Be Minimal Washington Post / Albert B. Crenshaw and Ben White

What Fannie Needs Is a Strong Federal Guardian Washington Post / Steven Pearlstein

Earnings Forecasts: Gathering Clouds / Stephen Taub

UK: Bankers fight extradition to US over Enron case Telegraph / Tessa Thorniley

Dollar Falls; Fed's Hoenig Says Lower Currency Helps Trade Gap Bloomberg / Taizo Hirose and Yumi Kuramitsu

U.S. Economy May Have Grown at 3% Pace in 2nd Qtr, Survey Shows Bloomberg / Joe Richter

History Suggests Today's Oil Cartel Will Pass Too Bloomberg / David Pauly

Alaska Weighs Relaxing Rules of Exploration NY Times / Andrew C. Revkin

Fannie Mae Crisis Raises Concerns on Leadership NY Times / Stephen Labaton

Asia growth pushes up Gucci profit Reuters via The Guardian

Asia Power -- China Joins Japan at G-7 Table Bloomberg / William Pesek Jr.

Yen Trades Near 6-Week Low Against Dollar on Oil, Retail Sales Bloomberg / John Brinsley



Home loan rates should stay low LA Daily News / Gregory J. Wilcox

The dragon and the eagle The Economist

Steel Prices Sting Makers of Auto Parts Bloomberg / Doron Levin

Developments in Financial Markets and Financial Management Federal Reserve Board / Susan Schmidt Bies

Fed's Bies:US econ to grow solidly through year-end Reuters / John Herskovitz

Fed rate hikes haven't slowed bond rally Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Volume Down Through End of 3d Quarter Bond Buyer / Susanna Duff Barnett

A Heavy Hand With SLGS Bond Buyer / Susanna Duff Barnett

Pumping up the oil price The Economist

China's thirst for oil gets into top gear BBC News / Rupert Wingfield-Hayes

U.S. Presidential Debate: Bush and Kerry on Foreign Policy audio Bloomberg

Election uncertainty hangs over investors Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Are the Democrats Buying Votes? The Slate / Trey Popp

Sell-off cuts into funds' earlier gains Dallas Morning News / Bill Deener

There's no magic formula to the market Dallas Morning News / Bill Deener

Happy birthday, bull CNN / Mark Gongloff

Canada: Loonie hits 11-year high Toronto Star / Craig Wong

Dollar weakens as traders shrug off data FT / Jennifer Hughes

UK: Consumption is now the key to growth and 2006 is shaping up to be tricky Independent / Hamish McRae

GDP per person The Economist

Awful weather we're having The Economist

Greenspan: The Man Who Does the Opposite Alyx Funds via Safehaven / Ram Seshadri

FL: Region hoping future not gone with the wind Miami Herald / Gregg Fields

Rest of country may feel effect of Florida storms AP via Spartanburg Herald-Journal / Justin Pope

Gold hits 5-month high Globe and Mail / Roma Luciw

Now I Get It! via Safehaven / Gary Tanashian

Fannie Slap On The Hill NY Post

Latin America: IMF predicts growth, high debts Miami Herald / Pablo Bachelet

Japan Jobless Rate Drops to 4.8 Percent AP via Newsday

TX: Slow Recovery for Houston: Better Late Than Never Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Trade Liberalization and the Politics of Financial Development Federal Reserve Bank of Boston / Matías Braun and Claudio Raddatz

US Treasury chief urged faster yuan move-official Reuters via Google News

FL: Insurer buckles under claims St. Petersburg Times / Jeff Harrington

CO: Bankruptcies on rise Rocky Mountain News / John Accola

SEC charges Raymond James with fraud AP via Beaufort Gazette

Treasury yields hit two-week high FT / Jennifer Hughes, Päivi Munter and Barney Jopson

30-year rates barely higher to 5.72 percent Reuters via CNBC

At A Time Least Expected, Resisting the Irresistible Market Watch / Elliott Wave

If 'Perceptions' Dictate Prices... What Determines Perceptions? Future Focus / Elliott Wave

Crude rises 13 cents to $49.65 a barrel Reuters via Houston Chronicle

Fannie Mae's Raines in His Own Words: Regulation audio Bloomberg

Options trades rose before Merck pulled Vioxx Bloomberg via Dallas Morning News

TN: Banks paying high dollar to be in Nashville market Tennessean / Gethan Ward

Fannie Shares, Bonds Fall as Justice Considers Probe Bloomberg / Albert Yoon and James Rowley

NAFTA disillusionment setting in Arizona Republic / Chris Hawley

Mr. Bailout Ludwig von Mises Institute / Antony P. Mueller

Bill Gross vs. Alan Greenspan Orange County Register / Jonathan Lansner

Barclays's O'Brien: U.S., European Bonds, Rates, Strategy audio Bloomberg

Clarity in Bond Market Is Sought Bloomberg via LA Times

India's economy continues to grow BBC News

Yen edges higher ahead of Tankan survey FT / Neil Dennis

August Consumer Spending Flat AP via Washington Post / Leigh Strope

CA: Priciest homes are in California San Francisco Chronicle / Kelly Zito

US Treasuries extend slide on strong Chicago data Reuters

CBOT Treasury futures slump on stop-loss selling Reuters

Agency Says Bill Could Hinder Review of Fannie Washington Post / David S. Hilzenrath

From White House to Wallet NY Times / Jeff Madrick

Revolution in funding health: you Christian Science Monitor / Gregory M. Lamb

A Fannie smacking Pittsburgh Tribune Review

Debt forgiveness gathers steam Christian Science Monitor / Abraham McLaughlin

I.M.F. Asks China to Free Its Currency From Dollar NY Times / Elizabeth Becker

Australia: Export dip may signal tough times Sydney Morning Herald / John Garnaut

The fabulous fifth CBS Marketwatch / Peter Brimelow

Australia: Bond market closes weaker AAP via Sydney Morning Herald

Falling rates boost bond funds CBS Marketwatch via 1st Headlines / Rachel Koning

Bahrain: Bonds issue is oversubscribed Gulf Daily News

Soaring oil prices sound alert for the global economy New Zealand Herald / Philip Thornton

UK: Warning of big fall in house prices Guardian / Larry Elliott

UK: Consumer confidence dives as interest rate rises bite Guardian / Ashley Seager

Outsourcing Finds Vietnam NY Times / Keith Bradsher

Japan's August Production Rises 0.3% on Exports Bloomberg / Lindsay Whipp

IMF tells Brown to cut spending and raise rates Independent via Google News / Philip Thornton

The waiting game suits House Dems The Hill / Hans Nichols

Are Corporate Bonds Contradicting Treasuries? Bloomberg / Mark Gilbert