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"China’s Exchange Rate Regime and its Effects on the U.S. Economy" US Treasury / John Taylor

California proves too costly for departing businesses USA Today / Del Jones

Proceed with Caution CFO Magazine / Ronald Fink

The Trouble With Retirement Lew Rockwell / Gary North

California To Appeal POB Ruling Bond Buyer / Rich Saskal

Georgia Rolls on Roads Bond Buyer / Tedra DeSue

Canada: It keeps getting easier to fall into the debt trap Toronto Star / Ellen Roseman

A Rare Instinct for Truth Telling Washington Post / Steven Pearlstein

Brazil Has $2.67 Billion Trade Surplus in September Bloomberg

SC: Home sales in S.C. stay strong The State / Tanya Fogg Young

U.S. bulls playing the numbers game Globe and Mail / Mathew Ingram

7 Janus funds involved in 'timing' deals Denver Post / Aldo Svaldi

Bonds with different maturities offer protection Ohio Beacon Journal

Falling mortgage rates boost refi activity Inman News

ABN AMRO Asset Management appoints new head Investments & Pensions Europe

Bulls and bears on the economy Seattle Times / Stephen H. Dunphy

Governor's report says California's economy reflects nation's AP via San Diego Union Tribune / Anna Oberthur

Erosion of Big Three's market will continue Financial Post / Paul Brent

Call list impact 'unclear' USA Today / Paul Davidson

Economy races ahead, leaving jobs in the dust USA Today / Sue Kirchhoff and Barbara Hagenbaugh

The Other Federal Budget Forbes / Ashlea Ebeling

KS: Sebelius to lay out plan for economy Wichita Eagle / Dan Voorhis

WA: State's minimum wage to hit $7.16 an hour, highest in U.S.  Seattle Times / Shirleen Holt

Are stocks too pumped? reg Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Browned off with Blair? The Economist

Lawmakers eye China trade ties Knight Ridder via Dallas Fort Worth Star Telegram / Ken Moritsugu

MS: Miss. unemployment at 6.3% for Aug. Clarion Ledger / Scott Walker

The road not taken Boston Globe / Steve Bailey

Cap cut on foreign work visas reg Chicago Tribune / T. Shawn Taylor

Improper short-term trades earned $1 million at Janus Bloomberg via South Florida Sun Sentinel Aaron Pressman

 CA: Advisor Arrested in Trading Scheme reg LA Times / Kathy Kristoff

Economy moving in fits and starts CNN / Mark Gongloff

Relearning language of trade Philadelphia Inquirer / Andre Cassel

US official-view gov't backs GSE debt dangerous Reuters via Yahoo

 GM, Ford sales gain, Chrysler down CNN

Truckers hint at fast-lane economy MSNBC / Roland Jones

Mexico Cuts 2003 GDP Growth Forecast in Half to 1.5% Bloomberg

 Japan: Currency interventions prove to be both fruitless and costly Japan Times / Christopher Lingle

Insurers Need Government Help In `New Era Of Risk,' Ayer Says Hartford Courant / Diane Levick

Dollar bears poised for further round of selling FT / Jennifer Hughes

Too early to know what factory job losses mean: Moskow Chicago Sun Times / Craig Torres

Japan spending big to keep Yen low AP via Chicago Sun Times

The Jobs Will Come National Review / Bruce Bartlett

Second-home market blossoms with boomers Inman News / Tom Kelly

 Overnight interest rates down, benchmark bond down Inman News

CA: No Free Way AP via Fresno Bee / Tim Molloy

Don't fear a weak dollar CNN / Justin Lahart

Dollar bears poised for further round of selling FT / Neil Dennis

The Fed as Oracle Ludwig von Mises Institute / Christopher Mayer 

Income, Not Jobs, Will Determine Sustainability Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

 It's Not Jobs Lost, It's Jobs Not Found Forbes / Dan Ackman

Australia: Bond market rallies AAP via The Age

'Do Not Call' List Could Touch $70 Bln Credit Card ABS Market Securitization News via Institutional Investor

Equal Opportunity Inflation? Market Observations! Contrary Investor via Safehaven

Nobel Exuberance Golden Bar via Safehaven / Edmund J. Bugos

Canada: Factory production lifts Canadian economy AP and Bloomberg

Japanese bank doubles its profit goal NY Times via Bloomberg

 Slowing Stream of New Jobs Helps to Explain Slump reg NY Times / David Leonhardt

Dollar's steep slide slows International Herald Tribune / Eric Pfanner

Treasuries May Rise on Consumer Confidence Drop, Japan Buying Bloomberg

Key Deal Struck on Import of U.S. Meat Moscow Times / Catherine Belton 




Tune in to '90s hiring repeat reg Dallas Morning News / Cheryl Hall

U.S. Economic Outlook Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago / Michael Moskow

CA: What does it take to make ends meet? Basic needs costs too much here, study reports Santa Cruz Sentinel / Karen Davis

Freddie, Fannie pass capital exams Inman News

The Fed, Stocks & Those Wonderful Metals Value View Gold Report via Safehaven / Ned W. Schmidt

The Painful Reality the IMF Ignores Common Dreams / Joseph Stiglitz

Hope for New Vigor at European Bank reg NY Times / Mark Landler

NY: Poll: NY Economy Stinks AP via Newsday

Analysts turning negative toward stocks reg Bloomberg via Chicago Tribune

Dueling surveys paint muddy picture of employment AP via Tallahassee Democrat / Rachel Beck

Daimler, Chrysler merger a failure Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Jack Markowitz

Hip Hip Hooray! Maybe Productivity Will Go Away Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

Exxon may offer $25bn for 40% of Yukos FT / Andrew Jack and Carola Hoyos

Study backs Greenspan's view on markets AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer / Martin Crutsinger

Spending our way to disaster CNN / Justin Lahart 

Eating your house CNN / Jeanne Sahadi

The job market: a matter of opinion CNN / Mark Gongloff

Open skies and flights of fancy The Economist

The forbidden word The Economist

OH: Area bankruptcies speed up in month Toledo Blade

US Corp Bonds - End wider in light volume; Jobs eyed Reuters / Nancy Leinfuss

Tired of stocks and bonds? Now bet on inflation Reuters

Ford sets timetable for U.S. plant closings AP via Aberdeen News / John Porretto

The Bridge of Asses Ludwig von Mises Institute / Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr.

Corporate America on a Borrowing Binge CFO Magazine / Stephen Taub

Fred Sherman: economy is strong Morning Call / Sam Kennedy

St. Louis grocers advertise for replacement workers AP via Philadelphia Inquirer / Jeff Latzke

CO: Metro-area foreclosures jump 46% Denver Post / Kristi Arellano

ECB maintains 'wait and see' approach to rates FT

Factory orders falter Reuters via CNN 

Unemployment: bad for your health CNN / Sarah Max

Mortgage rates plunge below 6 percent / Holden Lewis 

Three Cheers for Junk Bonds Smart Money / James B. Stewart

Affordable housing is dwindling, panel says San Diego Union Tribune / Emmet Pierce

Treasury 10-Year Note Falls as McTeer Say Growth to Accelerate Bloomberg

Taiwan: Rules on foreign investors in stock market end today Bloomberg via Taipei Times

Would Asia Un-Pegging `Crucify' the U.S.? Bloomberg / William Pesek

AT&T expects to cut another 5,000 jobs Bloomberg via Omaha World Herald

Russia: RTS Hits All-Time High of 573.85 Moscow Times / Alex Fak

'No help wanted' sums up U.S. economy NY Times via International Herald Tribune / David Leonhardt




Tipping Point? Prudent Bear via Safehaven / Doug Noland

UK: Consultants blamed for asset-liability problems Investments and Pensions Europe

Amtrak avoids strike at last minute Washington Times

Get In Touch With Your Debtor Half Corporate Finance via Institutional Investor / Angus Foote

Now's the time to buy an '03 car CBS Market Watch via Tallahassee Democrat / Andrea Coombes

CA: Housing Prices could stumble Oakland Tribune / Marc Albert

Gold Has Biggest Drop in Six Years on Gains for Stocks, Dollar Bloomberg

Argentina's Default Haunts Pensioners Bloomberg / David DeRosa

One million Realtors: Oh my God! Inman News / Jessica Swesey

Bush Inflation: Lowest Since LBJ National Review / Jerry Bower

Too Many (Currency) Cooks . . . National Review / Larry Kudlow

How Do People Think the Business Cycle Works? Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

OH: Area employees’ raises shrinking Toledo Blade / Mary Beth McLaughlin

Free Trade Talks Make Little Progress AP via Philadelphia Inquirer / Martin Crutsinger

Europe cries out for a baby boom FT / Michael Prowse

Crude prices climb back above $30 a barrel Houston Chronicle

Fed upbeat recovery will produce jobs Financial Post / Peter Morton

Mortgage rates continue to drop AP via Buffalo News

Why jobless numbers don't show total picture Philadelphia Inquirer / Andrew Cassel

Is the worst over for the job market? CNN / Mark Gongloff

Euro boost to Spanish border region BBC News / Megan Rowling 

U.S. bonds stick with view of easy Fed policy Reuters / Amanda Cooper

TX: Decline in gasoline prices continues Dallas Star Telegram / Dan Piller

Overnight interest rates, benchmark bond up Inman News

Treasury 2-Year Note Has Biggest Drop in 2 Months on Jobs Data Bloomberg

Grasso Pressed Firm to Buy Stock AP via Aberdeen News

MN: Factory leaders seeking state aid Pioneer Press / Jennifer Bjorhus

Interest in solar power increases as its costs fall Colorado Springs Gazette via Dallas Fort Worth Star Telegram / Molly Van Wagner

Rise of the angry shareholder Wisconsin State Journal / Judy Newman

Dollar rallies as payrolls surprise with rise FT / Jennifer Hughes

Currency Devaluation and Economic Growth Ludwig von Mises Institute / Frank Shostak

Czech: State bonds to go on sale Oct 8 Prague Business Journal

Careful what you wish for CNN / Justin Lahart

US Muni bond funds see $183 mln weekly outflows-AMG Reuters

Washington's risky dollar brinkmanship Singapore Press via The Straits / Janadas Devan

Exxon Rumors Buoy Yukos, Sibneft Shares Moscow Times

Russia: Illarionov: GDP Can Double in 8 Years Moscow Times

Companies near end to cost-cutting at expense of workers AP via Minnesota Star Tribune / Adam Geller

Glee for U.S. companies overseas NY Times via International Herald Tribune / Edmund Andrews

Japan's market meddling via Fed 'not unusual' Japan Times

U.S. Treasuries Drop for Second Day; Fed Signals Quicker Growth Bloomberg

Japanese 20-Year Bonds Soar as Yen Gains May Fuel Deflation Bloomberg




Gold's glitter a gamble Financial Post / Jonathan Chevrau

Factory Closures Devastate U.S. Towns Reuters / Andrea Hopkins

Investors defy October anxiety Mercury News / David Sylvester

'Miracle' needed to prevent grocery-clerk strike in S. California AP via Fresno Bee / Alex Veiga

Dollar Declines Against the Euro for a Sixth Consecutive Week Bloomberg

Jobs have crossed point of no return Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / Avrum D. Lank

America's war on business Financial Post / Richard Salsman

Gold posts biggest drop in six years / Drew Hasselback

Job increase not enough to cheer economists reg Chicago Tribune / Michael Oneal

Report chases away U.S. jobless recovery fears Financial Post / Peter Morton

Labor Force Grows Slightly Washington Post / Jonathan Weisman

Other financial markets disclose salaries, bonuses for executives Washington Post via Seattle Times / Jackie Spinner

Bull market for beef dishing up higher prices Minnesota Star Tribune / Joy Powell

NC: You've got the job – temporarily Charlotte Observer / Amber Veverka

European Bonds Have Their Biggest Weekly Decline in Two Months Bloomberg

Russian investigators search Yukos papers NY Times via International Herald Tribune / Steven Lee Myers

When a simple question can cost you a lot Washington Post via Seattle Post Intelligencer / Michelle Singletary

States Plan Suit to Prod U.S. on Global Warming reg NY Times / Danny Hakim

Banks protest Fed plan to unlink loans, services Bloomberg via Charlotte Observer / George Stein



Fitch To Special Servicers: Play Fair Or Else Real Estate Finance & Investment

U.S. 'twin deficits' put dollar's valuation at risk Atlanta Journal Constitution / Donald Ratajczak

Emerging debt seen stable, eyes on Brazil, U.S. Reuters via Yahoo / Hugh Bronstein

TX: Manufacturing jobs dwindling San Antonio Express News / Greg Jefferson

NYSE is calling NY Post / Jenny Anderson, Paul Tharp and Stephen Lynch

As boomers retire, jobs will go begging AP via Indianapolis Star / Meg Richards

Broad bond retreat eases in September Wall Street Journal via South Florida Sun Sentinel / Aaron Lucchetti

Copper-led rally offering hope Bloomberg via Arizona Republic / Claudia Carpenter

Firms add jobs, but not all employment news is good USA Today / Sue Kirchhoff

WA: Reed not brimming with optimism about region's economic future Seattle Times / Alwyn Scott

You may die, but your debt could linger on Boston Herald / Gail Liberman & Alan Lavine

Markets may fall as winter beckons AP via The State / Amy Baldwin 

Do we face a baby bust? St. Louis Post Dispatch / Repps Hudson

Patriot Act complicates banking, securities, mutual fund activities AP via Arizona Sun / Eileen Alt Powell

How the market made one smart guy stupid Philadelphia Inquirer via Wichita Eagle / Todd Mason

The real scoop on consumer debt Dallas Morning News via Seattle Times / Scott Burns

KS: Economic salvation, plucked from the air? Wichita Eagle / Lori O’ Toole Buselt

CA: Your house is worth more, but wait ... San Diego Union Tribune / Ann Perry

CA: Oranges or Bananas? Los Angeles Times / Peter H. King

NC: Economic evolution painful and beneficial Charlotte Observer / Jeremy Swinson

Watchdogs zero in Boston Globe / Charles Stein

Tanker sets off with first oil from African pipeline AP via Houston Chronicle

Getting the 'plane' truth on the economy Seattle Times / Stephen H. Dunphy

Sallie Mae Withholding Loan Repayment Histories Sacramento Bee / Kenneth Harney

Average U.S. household has $39,000 debt Sacramento Bee / Loretta Kalb

Jobless Claims Show Firings Are Slowing: U.S. Economy Preview Bloomberg

Payroll data offer a bit of hope on jobless woes Philadelphia Inquirer / Andrew Cassel

Yen May Gain on Signs of Faster Japanese Growth, Survey Shows Bloomberg

Key mortgage funding banks on hot seat Sacramento Bee / Andrew LePage

WI: Bush links recovery to fair trade Green Bay Gazette / Brian Tumulty

MD: Rising rates to squeeze community banks Morning Call / Kurt Blumenau

CA: State's bonds are improving Sacramento Bee / Jack Sirard

Hang on to Your Hats, Investors Wall Street Journal via LA Daily News / Erin Schulte

Jobless Claims Show Firings Are Slowing: U.S. Economy Preview Bloomberg

A Missing Statistic: U.S. Jobs That Went Overseas reg NY Times / Louis Uchitelle

A Land of Market Timing (and Broken Watches) reg NY Times / Carla Fried

Sunny Skies For Europe? Grab That Umbrella reg NY Times / Mark Landler

Buying On Margin Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Susan Morris

Russia woos East and West in oil rush Observer / Faisal Islam

Pack up your roubles - and head for London Observer / Frank Kane

Cash on sidelines fuel for continued market rise Bloomberg via Minnesota Star Tribune / Chris Graja

UK: Bank set to signal early rate rise Observer / Faisal Islam

UK: Building booms. But where are the houses? Observer / Nick Mathiason

Baby boom may leave big crater in work force upon retirement AP via Omaha World Tribune




Time, taxes say to move on converting U.S. bonds Detroit Free Press / Susan Tompor

As pensions phase out, many will work longer Dallas Morning News / Pamela Yip

Worries over peso multiply Bloomberg via Houston Chronicle

Gasoline Pump Price Drops for a Sixth Week Reuters via Washington Post / Tom Doggett

The End of Oil Union Securities via Safehaven / David Chapman

As Oil Payments Gush In, Angola Urged to Disclose FT via LA Times / John Reed and Carola Hoyos

Belated Holiday Shoppers Likely to Get Lump of Coal LA Times / Abigail Goldman

Telecom Italia may sell $6B worth of bonds Bloomberg via Financial Post

Travel spending decline seen USA Today / Barbara De Lollis

There's a money crisis coming Charlotte Observer / Smber Veverka

IMF urges Japan to recapitalize banks Reuters via Yahoo

Canada: Report analyzes income gap with U.S. Globe and Mail / Richard Bloom

France Faces Heat on Its Budget Deficit Reuters via Yahoo / Swaha Pattanaik

A Critique Of Modeled Credit Default Swap Duration Derivatives Week via Institutional Investor

Fannie, Freddie reform meets opposition Washington Business Journal / Kent Hoover

Duisenberg sparks dollar slide BBC News

The G-7 nations are screwing up the works National Review / Victor Canto 

Intown housing latest real estate trend Inman News

Poor Measurements National Review / Bruce Bartlett

Schwarzenegger to Win Recall, Futures Bettors Say Bloomberg

If trends don't improve, Bush may fall like father Financial Post / Peter Morton 

Treasury's Roseboro named to acting US finance post Reuters

Bond Prices Rise in Light Trading AP via Miami Herald

Euro Strengthens on Comments From ECB, Bundesbank Officials Bloomberg

The Fed's gamble CNN / Mark Gongloff

Fannie and Freddie: Breaking Up Is Good to Do Business Week / Paula Dwyer and Rich Miller

Poll Shows Mid-Income Americans' Worries AP via Newsday

NV: As city grows, developers build upward Las Vegas Review Journal / Hubble Smith

Holiday sales forecasts turn chilly CNN / Parija Bhatnagar

Reneged offers sour grads' prospects Boston Globe via Miami Herald / Kimberly Blanton

Germany sees a rise in deficit AFP, Bloomberg and Reuters via International Herald Tribune

Cleaning Up a Dirty Business Newsweek via MSNBC / Allan Sloan

Eye-opening tests offer look at worst, best of times Houston Chronicle / Shannon Buggs

Office Buildings Selling at a Brisk Pace Washington Post / Neil Irwin

Bulls seek to keep going CNN / Mark M. Meinero

U.N.: Slum Population Could Double by '30 Newsmax

Bush, Republicans Vulnerable as Tax Cuts Create Too Few Jobs Bloomberg

A Debt We Can Afford Washington Post / Felix G. Rohatyn

The Economy Pulls an All-Nighter Ludwig von Mises Institute / Paul Cwik

Mankiw: Deficits could increase rates Reuters via CNN

IL: Manufacturers in Illinois want U.S. to get tough on China AP via Chicago Sun Times

Computer Experts Fear Recall Voter Fraud AP via South Florida Sun Sentinel / Rachel Konrad 

Russia: Yukos Targeted In 3 New Raids Moscow Times / Catherine Belton

Russia: President Reassures Investors Moscow Times / Caroline McGregor

Summer Rebound in Yields Takes Toll on Bond Funds LA Times / Tom Petruno

Yield opportunities despite dour bond fund outlook CBS Market Watch via IWon / Thomas J. Herzfeld

Ethical wealth Dallas Fort Worth Star Telegram / Cecil Johnson

U.S. Economic Expansion May Not Bolster Hiring, Survey Shows Bloomberg

Stock Investors Bet That Russia Is Next Big Thing Bloomberg / Matthew Lynn

Mexico's Peso May Extend Declines After Reaching Record Low Bloomberg

Australia: Bond yields surge AAP via The Age

Australian Bonds Decline, Yields Have Biggest Gain Since July Bloomberg

Asia's Airlines Say Much About Its Economies Bloomberg / William Pesek Jr.

Bond funds: a safe haven no longer Christian Science Monitor / Steve Dinnen

Gold funds post glittering performance Christian Science Monitor / Jonathan P. Decker

Surpluses and more economic fallacies Brookes News / Gerard Jackson

Pressure grows in Britian to lift interest rates International Herald Tribune / Eric Pfanner

Investors go local as dollar weakens Bloomberg via International Herald Tribune / David Tweed

Yen May Gain on Signs of Faster Japanese Growth, Survey Shows Bloomberg

U.S. Treasuries Sentiment at Lowest of the Year, Survey Shows Bloomberg




Foreign-born Americans increase home ownership rates Inman News

Junk Bond Default Rate Continues to Decline LA Times and Reuters via La Times

No boom in hiring foreseen Bloomberg via Detroit Free Press / Simon Kennedy and Alex Tanzi

A yen for the Japanese banks The Economist

KC Fed's Hoenig-Fannie, Freddie rules plans timely Reuters via Yahoo

Kansas City Fed's Hoenig sees solid growth ahead Reuters via Yahoo / Tim Ahmann

Fed's McTeer says productivity inhibiting recovery Reuters via Yahoo

Mexico Sells $1 Bln of 10-Year Bonds at Lower Yields Bloomberg

Five countries outvoted on EU bank rules FT / Daniel Dombey

Seeking Signs of Strength Dallas Morning News via Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas / Angela Shah

Which country is most corrupt? Reuters via MSNBC

Certificate of deposit's rate adjusts to inflation Ohio Beacon Journal

NV: Agency to continue rating of securities Las Vegas Review Journal / Hubble Smith

Lumps of Labor reg NY Times / Paul Krugman

Jobs vs. inflation? Relax CNN / Kathleen Hays

Sell Chrysler Back Forbes / Jerry Flint

Noodle soup The Economist

All about California CNN / Mark Gongloff

Consumer Credit Report Federal Reserve Board

Dollar declines further amid fears on deficit FT / Jennifer Hughes, Tony Major and Christopher Swann

White House Rips House GOP Mortgage Plan reg AP via Chicago Tribune / Marcy Gordon 

Tired of stocks and bonds? Now bet on inflation Reuters

Canada: Dollar soars above 75 cents US to highest level in seven years CP via

Latin America rich poor gap "widens" BBC News

Surprise UK data forces rate rethink FT / Paivi Munter

Government Bond Three-Year Rally May End Bloomberg

Corruption 'rife' in poorest countries BBC News

From socialist dream to French bete noire BBC News

The Formalism of Mises Ludwig von Mises Institute / David Gordon

Owning the airwaves The Economist

Chain Store Sales Slow Down Reuters via Yahoo

Forget Schwarzenegger. Manila Has Real Show Bloomberg / William Pesek, Jr.

U.S. August Consumer Debt Seen Rising $6.5 Billion: BN Survey Bloomberg

WA: More homeowners selling houses for less than they owe Seattle Times / Kristina Shevory

Dollar falls to three-month low against euro FT / Ivar Simensen

Euro Rises to Highest in More Than Three Months Against Dollar Bloomberg

Evans turns focus to 'jobs, jobs, jobs' Washington Times / Jeffrey Sparshott

No boom in hiring foreseen Bloomberg via Detroit Free Press / Simon Kennedy and Alex Tanzi

Office Vacancies Continue to Climb as Rents Fall Dow Jones via Yahoo

A Tale of Two States: Best and Worst of Times Newsmax / Sid Dinerstein 

Singapore and Thailand Urge Region to Integrate reg NY Times / Jane Perlez

Taiwan overtakes China with exports of produce to Japan CAN via Taipei Times

Russia: Thirsty Banks Chase Masses and Mattresses Moscow Times / Alex Fak

Japan Is Back (No, Really!) Newsweek via MSNBC / Fareed Zakaria

The Bare Bears Forbes / William Baldwin

Goldman, Sumitomo to Set Up 1 Trillion Yen Fund Bloomberg

Russia: Yukos Chief: 'It's Just Not Fair' Moscow Times / Catherine Belton



Playing the U.S. economic recovery Financial Post / Sonita Horvitch

Newly Redesigned $20 Bill Makes It’s Spending Debut Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

China in danger of overheating, say economists FT / Richard McGregor

Vanguard Disagrees With TBMA Bond Buyer / Lyn Hume

CBOT moves to disrupt Eurex clearing deal FT / Jeremy Grant

The value of economic literacy Scripps Howard via Washington Sun News / Chris Farrell

Freddie sees rates holding steady through 2004 Washington Business Journal / Jeff Clabaugh

Trading Without NYSE Specialists Forbes / Leslie Wines

Realtors, mortgage giant raise home sale outlook Bloomberg via Oakland Tribune / Kathleen Howley

Bond Prices Generally Higher AP via Aberdeen News

China: Exports rise 11.6 percent AFP and Bloomberg via Taipei Times

China: MOF dismisses bankruptcy fears Taipei Times / Joyce Huang

Platinum hits fresh 23-year high FT / Kevin Morrison

Voters Turn Davis Into The Fall Guy Washington Post / Dan Balz

US gross external debt more than $6 trillion-Trsy Reuters via Yahoo

FHLB payouts after losses raise regulator concern Reuters via Yahoo

Forward Calendar - U.S. corporate bond new issues Reuters via Yahoo

Why do Emerging Economies Borrow in Foreign Currency? Inetrnational Monetary Fund / Jeanne Olivier

US dollar continues its plunge Boston Globe / Robert Gavin 

Negative sentiment keeps dollar under pressure FT / Jennifer Hughes 

Thai lending rate worries World Bank FT / William Barnes

Canada: Dollar surge could hurt economic growth, federal revenues: Manley CP via Sandra Cordon

House provides short-term relief for overextended pension plans AP via San Diego Union Tribune / Jim Abrams

CA: State Insurer Fires Its Auditor LA Times / Marla Dickerson

Wall Street Profit Expected to Hit Record $22 Billion Reuters via Fox News

Mortgage oversight bill called weak by Bush administration Bloomberg via South Florida Sun Sentinel / Simon Kennedy and Al Yoon

Hasta la vista, Davis The Economist

Peacemakers or troublemakers? The Economist

'Surprising' NYSE pay forthcoming Reuters via CNN

This index can cut the mustard Philadelphia Inquirer / Andrew Cassel

Fed's Bies sees recovery in place Reuters via CNN

Inside the Federal Home Loan Bank System Reuters via Yahoo / Aleksandrs Rozens

American, Briton share economics Nobel AP via USA Today

Refinancings surge amid sub-6% rates Inman News

Overnight interest rates up, benchmark bond up Inman News

U.S. Treasuries hold still ahead of supply test Reuters via Forbes

US Corp Bonds-Spreads tighten as supply well-received Reuters via Forbes / Dena Aubin

Doubts about Recovery Ludwig von Mises Institute / DW Mackenzie

Challenging an Empire Washington Post / David S. Hilzenrath

Dollar Weakens Again (No U.S. Tears Are Shed) reg NY Times / Jonathan Fuerbringer

Overseas Job Shift Affects Office Market reg NY Times / Jonathan Fuerbringer

Schwarzenegger Pledges Truce With Opponents to Reduce Deficits Bloomberg

What is Value? Euro vs. Dollar Currency War Monitor via Safehaven / Alex Wallenwein

Cut work hours to spur employment? Try again National Review / Bruce Bartlett

Expecting Higher Bond Yields? Do the Math Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

Russia's Foreign Debt Raised to Investment Grade Bloomberg

A full closet CNN / Justin Lahart

Arnold's inheritance CNN / Mark Gongloff

Treasury's Snow to travel to Boston, NY, Chicago Reuters

Treasuries May Fall; Fed Officials Point to Growth, Jobs Boost Bloomberg

Heating costs to be higher this winter, despite adequate supplies AP via Minnesota Star Tribune / H. Josef Hebert

Oil, gas cost to be high, report says AP via Omaha World Herald

Li Ka-shing, Asian Billionaire, Sells Bonds Bloomberg / William Pesek Jr.

Austrian banks shop in the former empire International Herald Tribune / Eric Pfanner

British factory output slid in August Bloomberg via International Herald Tribune

Japan: IMF urges government to reduce financial role Japan Times



Down on the farm no more Christian Science Monitor / Brad Knickerbocker

'Living' Wage Measures Hurt Business and Poor Lew Rockwell / Adam Summers

FL: Mission: Office space Orlando Sentinel / Jack Snyder

FL: Tax amnesty rakes in the dollars Tallahassee Democrat / Nancy Cook Lauer

WI: Doyle addresses economy Green Bay Gazette / Richard Ryman

CA: Return to Hollywood Is Always a Possibility reg LA Times / James Bates and Claudia Eller

Contract gives AMEX boss millions if he’s Fired NY Post / Jenny Anderson

At Merrill, one economist who’s telling the truth NY Post / John Crudele

Analysts starting to do their jobs Toronto Star / Jennifer Wells

Ex-Qwest exec Nacchio to pay $400,000 settlement AP via Denver Post / Michael Gormley

Canada: No wiggle room on new spending Globe and Mail / Bruce Little

California recall unlikely to be repeated elsewhere / Jason White

Affordability sinks in California Inman News

Bring Back the Chads? Some Voters Distrust Electronic Ballots Newsmax

Sears plans to buy back $3 billion of its stock reg Chicago Tribune / Lorene Yue

TX: 'A pent-up demand' boosts property sales reg Dallas Morning News / Steve Brown

PA: Investment, sweet investment Philadelphia Inquirer / Wendy Tanaka

Interest rates cuts don't fix currencies Financial Post / Terence Corcoran

Russia comes in from the cold The Economist

Flower power, three decades late The Economist

Where's the stick? The Economist

Beyond the bubble The Economist

The way we are going The Economist

Taxes and the top 1% Washington Times

Crude jumps $1.20 to $31.01 a barrel Reuters via Houston Chronicle

Teen charged with hacking brokerage account Reuters via Houston Chronicle

TX: Existing home sales up in North Texas Dallas Fort Worth Star Telegram / Andrea Jares

Economy one reason Taiwan deserves UN membership Chicago Sun Times / Warren Tai

Bear at Its Lowest Newsday

French grape harvest withers on the vine BBC News

German jobless total dips BBC News

CA: Recall didn't change bad state credit San Francisco Chronicle / Kathleen Pender

Dollar rally pushes euro back from highs FT / Jennifer Hughes

U.S. seeks help in Fannie Mae accounting review Reuters via Forbes and Prudent Bear

Japan to help prop up dollar Washington Times via Prudent Bear / Patrice Hill

Strong euro is no great barrier to growth says ECB FT / Tony Major

Overnight interest rates up, benchmark bond down Inman News

US Treasury yields hit one-month high on job turn Reuters via Forbes

Hooray For Congress Forbes / Ari Weinberg

More execs hired at same or better salary CBS Market Watch / Jenny Spitz

Spending On Iraq Sets Off Gold Rush Washington Post / Jonathan Weisman and Anitha Reddy

Where to Cut? Anywhere, Everywhere Lew Rockwell / Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr.

Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac bill sale calendar Reuters via Yahoo

Corporate/Agency Bonds Community Events Calendar Reuters via Yahoo

Higher Prices Are Quietly Making a Comeback Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

Putin Doesn't Rule Out Oil Sales in Euros reg Reuters via NY Times

Fed official sees signs of economy awakening Tennessean / Keith Russell 

Consultant believes air travel industry still faces dark days Tennessean / Bush Bernard

Bond investors welcome governor Reuters via Toronto Star

 Detroit's Labor Costs in New Pact Still Too High Bloomberg / Doron Levin

China: Official denies that IMF warned about government debts Taipei Times

U.S. Ten-Year Notes Fall; U.S. Jobless Claims Dropped Last Week / Bloomberg

Why Politicians Sell Out Ludwig von Mises Institute / T. Norman Van Cott

Bank of England leaves rates on hold FT / Anna Fifield

Economy will aid Bush re-election, Forbes says Omaha World Herald / Mark Kawar

Dollar May Fall on Speculation Policy Makers Will Let It Weaken Bloomberg

French deficit faulted but deal may emerge International Herald Tribune / Thomas Fuller

California's surprise success: rice International Herald Tribune / Kay Rentschler



Russia: Germans Keep the Good Times Rolling Moscow Times / Alla Startseva

Russia: Putin: Why Not Price Oil in Euros? Moscow Times / Catherine Belton

A new age of reason FT / Michael Prowse

Shopkeepers not buying new $20 bill NY Post / Heather Gilmore

The Deficit Chicken Hawks Washington Post / Robert J. Samuelson

AZ: Calif. grocery store strike looms, could hit Ariz. Arizona Republic / Russ Wiles

MN: Local job recovery remains elusive Pioneer Press / Mike Hughlett

CO: Pay raises at 20-year low Rocky Mountain News / Heather Draper

CO: Royalties for Colorado up 49% Rocky Mountain News / Gargi Chakrabarty

KS: Outlook for Wichita: more jobs lost Wichita Eagle / Dan Voorhis

Golden State Firm Switches Clearing To Bear Stearns Operations Management via Institutional Investor / Jesse Emspak

Irrational amnesia FT

Venezuelan Bonds Discount Economic Problems Bloomberg / David DeRosa

Lost Jobs Won't Come Back, Analysts Say AP via Newsday / Adam Geller

Calif had net loss of 16,600 payroll jobs in September AP via Philadelphia Inquirer

Iraq's economy declines by half BBC News / Steve Schifferes

States take the lead on global warming Christian Science Monitor / Brad Knickerbocker

OPEC's desire for high crude prices may be pressured by Iraqi, Russian exports CP via / Bruce Stanley

IMF takes openness an inch further Reuters via Forbes / Lesley Wroughton

TX: Long line for jobs tells a story Houston Chronicle / L.M. Sixel

TX: Boost in price of gasoline looms Dallas Fort Worth Star Telegram / Dan Piller

FL: Florida orange growers are expecting largest crop ever AP via  South Florida Sun Sentinel / Mike Schneider

Snow says economy, jobs on rebound Boston Globe / Robert Gavin

"Our Currency, But Your Problem" Pimco / Paul McCulley

European industry feels the heat The Economist

US trade gap with China at record high FT / Jennifer Hughes

Execs at NYSE to share $132m on retirement FT / Andrei Postelnicu

Old bear is dead; long live the bull Detroit Free Press / Susan Tompor

U.S. junk bond mutual funds see $68 mln inflow-AMG Reuters

Moody's re-evaluates manufactured housing bonds Reuters

PA: Fitch downgrades Erie Port Authority bond AP via

MI: Breakdown stalls checks to jobless Detroit Free Press / Chris Christoff

Monetary Policy and the Free Market Ludwig von Mises Institute / Jörg Guido Hülsmann

Investors may look up credit curve as rally slows Reuters / David Wigan

Party's not over yet for a few bond funds USA Today / John Waggoner

China: Securities houses ready for bonds China Daily

Bond Market: Omniscient Observer or Unruly Child? Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

California Awaits Investment Banker Super Heroes Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

Fannie, Freddie, Flubs Can Stop Growing Now Washington Post / Steven Pearlstein

Moody's Raises Russia To Investment Grade, Other Upgrades Might Follow Internet Securities via Institutional Investor

U.S. Economy to Slow After Third-Quarter Boost, Blue Chip Shows Bloomberg

Damadian: I Was Robbed of Nobel Prize Newsday / James Bernstein

His Bonus Was Based on Inflated Profits. Will He Give It Back? reg NY Times / Floyd Norris

Agency Seeks Help in Probe of Fannie Mae Washington Post / David Hilzenrath

Fed official expects economy to spur jobs Bloomberg via Omaha World Herald

The ups and downs of the dollar: The ripples are worldwide IHT / Eric Pfanner

UK: Russia to price oil in euros in snub to US reg Money Telegraph / Ambrose Evans-Pritchard

Japan: Former Finance official to join IMF Japan Times



The Great Balancing Act Thoughts From The Frontline via Safehaven / John Mauldin

No euro, no problem as Persson placates Swedes Toronto Star / David Crane

Chad's oil revenues must benefit nation AP via Houston Chronicle / Susan Linnee

WI: Dangling by a golden thread Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / Rick Barrett

Our New Buddy, OPEC Wall Street Journal / Holman W. Jenkins, Jr.

Japan: BOJ further loosens easy monetary stance Japan Times / Mayumi Negishi

MD: Sales of homes in region rose 27% in Sept. Baltimore Sun / Trif Alatzas

CA: State's Job Losses Worsen LA Times / Marla Dickerson

U.S. fund investors are thinking globally Bloomberg via Seattle Post Intelligencer / Chet Currier

MA: Boston condo sales slip 12% Boston Globe / Thomas Grillo

Borrowers report losing promised mortgage rates Minnesota Star Tribune / Jim Buchta

U.S. soybean crop at six-year low but corn could set a record Minnesota Star Tribune / Joy Powell

Bush Election Support Slips, Half Oppose Second Term, Poll Says Bloomberg

Canada: Falling greenback hammers gains in U.S. investments Globe and Mail / Angela Barnes

Treasuries Drop a Second Straight Week on Improving Job Market Bloomberg

U.S. Dollar Posts Seventh Week of Declines Against the Euro Bloomberg

Readers revealing the scars reg Dallas Morning News / Scott Burns

Troubles may lurk for OPEC AP via Houston Chronicle / Bruce Stanley

Canada: Strong dollar is Canada's reward Financial Post / Jacqueline Thorpe

Mexico bars U.S. livestock; USDA calls step premature AP via Omaha World Herald

Japan: Bank lending falls by 5% Japan Times

U.S. trade data helps limit dollar's decline Bloomberg via International Herald Tribune 

Asian bond plan to get added push Bangkok Post / Wichit Chantanusornsiri



As Jobs Come Back, It's a New Game Wall Street Journal via LA Daily News / Jon E. Hilsenrath

Taiwanese banks 'overexposed to bonds'  FT / Kathrin Hille and Francesco Guerrera

TX: Friedmans on tap at Fed forum reg Dallas Morning News / Robert Miller

Russia hints at break with OPEC on prices USA Today / James Cox

Trichet must be decisive FT / Wolfgang Munchau

A nasty splinter: Home builders deal with skyrocketing lumber costs Knight Ridder via Detroit Free Press / Alan J. Heavens

Poor House II The Daily Reckoning via Safehaven / Bill Bonner

Bears, Bulls, and Bugs Obscene Prophets via Safehaven / Rodney C. Cook

Retail Sales Bronson Capital Markets Research via Safehaven / Robert E. Bronson

California Grocery Clerks Go on Strike AP via Miami Herald / Paul Chavez

ID: On the side ... Small businesses in off hours help workers plug wage gap Twin Falls Times News / Lorraine Cavener

CA: Gimme Shelter Santa Cruz Sentinel / Heather Boerner

CA: Hard road for new governor San Francisco Chronicle / Tom Abate

U.K. Council Hires PSolve Global Investor via Institutional Investor

Former WestLB Pros Set Up Structured Finance CDOs Securitization News via Institutional Investor

Foreign-money rates hit home Seattle Times / Stephen Dunphy

Pension woes worsen as bond strategy backfires NY Times via Seattle Times / Mary Williams Walsh

The following is a calendar of expected U.S. financial events Ohio Beacon Journal

FL: Florida: where the (low-paying) jobs are AP via Tallahassee Democrat / Mike Schneider

Economic woes keep salary picture bleak USA Today via Seattle Times / Stephanie Armour

Tyco execs just doing their jobs Denver Post / Al Lewis

Traditional politics died in California. Can they survive elsewhere? Boston Globe / Kevin Starr

Exchanges work Washington reg Chicago Tribune / Mark Skertic

2 Reasons Not To Rely On Logic reg Hartford Courant / Andrew Leckey

Who'll Sit at the Boomers' Desks? reg NY Times / Fred Brock

New Glamour for an Old-Fashioned Asset reg NY Times / Conrad De Aenlle

Why the Secrecy About Financial Covenants? reg NY Times / Gretchen Morgenson

Who Wins and Who Loses if the Dollar Keeps Falling? reg NY Times / Jonathan Fuerbringer

Balancing the Seesaw With Commodities reg NY Times / J. Alex Tarquinio

What corporate big shots don't want minions to know AP via Philadelphia Inquirer / Michael P. Regan

Corporate democracy has to happen Philadelphia Inquirer / Jeff Brown

Free trade: True test for the faithful Boston Globe / Charles Stein

No Recovery Yet for Commercial Real Estate Market / Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Ron DeParma
OPEC Chief Says Oil Price May Collapse Without Russia Bloomberg

Non-Auto Sales Seen Rising a Fifth Month: U.S. Economy Preview Bloomberg

Market ignores employment warnings, gains 500 points in October Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Gregory Drahuschak

Millions more rich and poor Bloomberg via Arizona Republic / Kathleen M. Howley

Waith Grasso Gone, NYSE trading firms fight for survival AP via Pittsburgh Tribune Review

UK: 'If Brits don't jump in, someone else will' Observer / Oliver Morgan

UK: How long can US invaders be kept at bay? Observer / Steve Barnett

Oiling the wheels of social reform Observer / Faisal Islam

More Is Less Newsday / Randi F. Marshall

Job market must go into overdrive to match Bush's goals Minnesota Star Tribune / Mike Meyers

One Sweet Deal NY Post / Jenny Anderson

A fight to survive AP via Omaha World Herald

Retirement is drifting far away for many  Miami Herald via Omaha World Herald




Another record in used-home sales Houston Chronicle via Prudent Bear / Ralph Bivins

How's morale? Worse than you think Minnesota Star Tribune / Chuck Martin

What would Winston do? Minnesota Star Tribune / Isaac Cheifetz

Goldman Raises Third-Quarter GDP Forecast to 6.5% Bloomberg

Japan: Optimism not Realism Smithers and Company via Safehaven / Andrew Smithers

Do Economic Statistics Adequately Reflect the Size of the Asian Economies? via Safehaven / Marc Faber

South Korea trying to create more jobs Bloomberg via Taipei Times

China: Trade imbalances cannot be blamed on China's yuan Taipei Times

Italy posts output rise, boding well for rebound Bloomberg and Reuters via International Herald Tribune

Productivity: miracle or mirage? CNN / Mark Gongloff

Use Real Estate Bubble to Build Nest Egg Bloomberg / John Wasik

Morgan Stanley Names Stephan Newhouse as President Bloomberg

Mexican August Industrial Output Declines 2.9 Percent Bloomberg

Protectionism: all talk, no action CNN / Mark Gongloff

Boomers' next stop: Retirement Dallas Morning News via Charlotte Observer / Anuradha Raghunathan

Canada: Economists expect Bank of Canada to leave key overnight rate unchanged CP via Financial Post and / Craig Wong

Grocery workers take to the picket lines AP via USA Today

Grocery Workers Vote to Strike in W. Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky Reuters via Fox News

A Question of Economics reg LA Times / Melinda Fulmer and Nancy Cleeland

Currency correction FT

Roh's woes Economist 

European industry feels the heat Economist

South Korean President May Step Down Newsmax 

TX: New to Texas? Home insurance may pose challenge Houston Chronicle / Shannon Buggs

The US trade deficit: the good, the bad and the very bad Brookes News / Gerard Jackson

Currency devaluation and economic growth Brookes News / Dr Frank Shostak

Australia: jobs and the threat of inflation Brookes News / Gerard Jackson

Canada: to Cut or Not to Cut Reuters via Yahoo

Bond market awaits retail, factory data CBS Market Watch / Rachel Koning

Stock funds or bond funds? Reuters via Forbes / Clint Willis

Why business, Fed. Reserve will welcome weaker dollar Chicago Sun Times / Simon Kennedy

Overnight interest rates mixed, benchmark bond down Inman News

Thousands of Grocery Clerks Picket Three Major Chains reg LA Times / Melinda Fulmer, E. Scott Reckard and Ronald D. White

Government confirms UK housing slowdown FT / Anna Fifield

UK: Factory jobs slump revealed BBC News

UK: Businesses 'pay too much tax' BBC News

Russia: Doors Opening Wider for Exxon Moscow Times / Catherine Belton

Pakistan to Repay $1.08B Debt Before Due AP via Aberdeen News

The Absurdity of Grad-Student Labor Unions Ludwig von Mises Institute / Timothy Terrell and William L. Anderson

China: Corporate bonds calls for acceleration Peoples Daily

US Treasuries steady, markets back on data watch Reuters

Dollar gains vs. euro CNN

Fed's Moskow-need strong growth to cut jobless rate Reuters via Yahoo

Venezuela May Sell Bods by Year-End, Nobrega Says Bloomberg

It's All China, China, China. India Anyone? Bloomberg / William Pesek, Jr.

Japan Offers Russia $7 Bln in Battle vs China for Oil Bloomberg

Brazil Economists Raise Growth Forecast for Next Year on Rates Bloomberg

Dollar May Fall; Bush Seen Asking Japan to Limit Its Yen Sales Bloomberg

Japan sees a budding recovery International Herald Tribune / Thomas Crampton

Week's data could provide break for dollar International Herald Tribune / Eric Pfanner

Goldman, HSBC, Target $1.5 Bln Hutchison Bond to Top Tables Bloomberg

U.S. Dollar May Decline for a Record Eighth Week, Survey Shows Bloomberg




Eurex sues Chicago exchanges for antitrust FT / Jeremy Grant

Analysis: Croatia's rocky road to Europe UPI / Gareth Harding

Brazil Bonds, Stocks, Currency Rise on Credit Rating Outlook Bloomberg

UBS sees unbundled German pensions market Investment and Pensions Europe

MO: Strike vote was unfair, grocery workers tell the NLRB St Louis Post Dispatch / Thomas Lee

US lawmaker says Fannie, Freddie bill unlikely now Reuters via Yahoo / Mark Felsenthal

After Dick Forbes / Neil Weinberg

Immigration threatens California's environment Providence Journal via Seattle Times Froma Harrop

SC: Homeowners’ insurance rates trending up The State / Paul Wachter

MN: Empty office space rises Pioneer Press / Lena Warmack

Low rates: Get used to 'em CNN Mark Gongloff

Giving up the keys to commercial castles Boston Globe / Thomas C. Palmer Jr.

Pension agency slips into deepening financial trouble Congress Daily via Gov Exec / Emily Heil

Bush Criticizes Japan, China on Currency AP via Baltimore Sun / Deb Reichman

WTO hopes for reconciliation BBC News

So Who's Stealing China's Manufacturing Jobs? Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

Price shocks at gas pumps here to stay Toronto Star

How much longer can earnings rise? Philadelphia Inquirer / Jeff Brown

Fund-Trading Inquiry Highlights Cracks in 401(k)s Bloomberg / Chet Currier

Grasso Exec’s Tally: $37.5 Million Bloomberg via Newsday

At Exchanges, Few Directors Are Truly Outsiders Washington Post / Jackie Spinner

Congress Weighs Corporate Tax Breaks Washington Post / Jonathan Weisman

Economic Growth and the Real Rate of Interest Federal Reserve Bank of St Louis / William Poole pdf

Bernanke commits to low rates Reuters via CNN

A line in the sand CNN / Justin Lahart

Mid-Size Cos Optimistic About Access to Capital Corporate Financing Week

Workers vote to strike at Kroger stores in W.Va., Ohio and Kentucky AP via Observer Reporter

Testimony of Vice Chairman Roger W. Ferguson, Jr. Federal Reserve Board / Roger W. Ferguson

Testimony of Governor Ben S. Bernanke Federal Reserve Board / Ben S. Bernanke

Strong euro hits German economic confidence FT / Patrick Jenkins

Hard money The Economist

The Poverty of Poverty Statistics Ludwig von Mises Institute / Don Mathews

U.S. Treasuries Fall as Investors Favor Stocks, Corporate Bonds Bloomberg

Surveys worthless, survey shows Seattle Post Intelligencer / Bill Virgin

Fed's Poole says zero inflation reasonable target Reuters via Yahoo

Nickel rockets to 13-year high Toronto Star

US Corp Bonds-Spreads tighten on strong earnings Reuters via Yahoo

Russia: Roaring Ruble Leaps to 30.06 Moscow Times / Alex Fak

ECB: Pricing Oil in Euros Sensible Moscow Times

'Jobless recovery' - how it's possible Boston Globe via International Herald Tribune / Robert Gavin

High and mighty in lean times Christian Science Monitor / Eric C. Evarts

Hopeful sign: a convergence of growth Christian Science Monitor / David R. Francis




Canada: How a rate cut could boost dollar Financial Post / Terence Corcoran

The Deficit’s Falling That's right — falling National Review / Jerry Bowyer

NC: Year after layoffs, 64% back at work Charlotte Observer / Amber Veverka

Workers pay more for health care Morning Call / Bruce Jaspen

Mortgage Applications Sag as Rates Inch Up Reuters via Fox News

Experts say Bush needs to create jobs to keep his Bloomberg via Morning Call / Michael Forsythe

Snow sees US growth of at least 4 percent AFP via Yahoo

Will We Still Be A Nation? Newsmax / Notra Trulock

Aging Europe is facing crisis AP via Morning Call / John Leicester

Canadian Bonds Decline After Central Bank Leaves Rate Unchanged Bloomberg

Canada boosts existing-home sales Inman News

Goldman Revs Up Structured Credit Prop Desk Derivatives Week via Institutional Investor / Karen Brettell

NASD Faces Tough Executive Search, Observers Say Wall Street Letter via Institutional Investor

IMF Managing Director Congratulates Geithner on Appointment to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York International Monetary Fund

The Fiscal Smile: The Effectiveness and Limits of Fiscal Stabilizers International Monetary Fund / Silgoner, Maria Antoinette; Reitschuler, Gerhard; Crespo-Cuaresma, Jesus; European I Department

CO: State colleges failing to 'pull weight' could be closed, legislator says Denver Post via Prudent Bear / Kit Miniclier

Grocers' Costs Stack Up reg LA Times / James F. Peltz

Labor Unrest in Southern Calif. Widens AP via Hartford Courant Alex Veiga

'Germany needs a Thatcher' BBC News

Banker Was `Victim', Defense Lawyer Says reg Hartford Courant

Brazil Sells $1.5 Billion of Bonds Amid Rally Bloomberg

Bond sale approved for China Merchants Bloomberg via International Herald Tribune / Cathy Chan

WA: Job market remains flat Seattle Post Intelligencer

The fight for free labour markets FT via Financial Post /  Richard Epstein

Fixed rate dragon Financial Post / Michael Parkin

NYSE urged to abandon floor trading Financial Post / Peter Fitzpatrick and Jason Chow

The Beige Book Federal Reserve Board

Timothy F. Geithner named Federal Reserve Bank of New York President and CEO Federal Reserve Board

MI: Granholm to go on a deficit tour Detroit Free Press via / Chris Christoff

IL: State revenue up, but tax intake down Chicago Sun Times / Tammy Chase

Why stocks are the new bonds Wall Street Journal via / Jonathan Clements

Commission raided over price-fixing probe FT / George Parker

U.S. Treasuries Fall After New York Manufacturing Index Surges Bloomberg

What Becomes of the Broken Hearted in Muni Land Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

What Granger Overlooked, and Mises Did Not Ludwig von Mises Institute / Frank Shostak

S. Korea's Erratic Roh Is a Work in Progress Bloomberg / William Pesek, Jr.

Heavenly pursuits The Economist

In Japan, Bush Faces Tough Sell on Dollar reg NY Times / Ken Belson

UK employment count in surprise fall FT / David Turner

Retail sales fall CNN

MN: The rapid rise of soy Minnesota Star Tribune / Joy Powell

MN: Median home sale price takes a one-month plunge, but price remain up for year Minnesota Star Tribune / Neal Gendler

U.S. Treasuries May Fall as Investors Lured to Higher Returns Bloomberg

Japan: Japan, Mexico work late into night on FTA Japan Times / Tomoko Otake

Dollar loses ground on Bush comments Bloomberg via International Herald Tribune

Pension insurance deficit rises AP via Omaha World Herald