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CA: Insider, outsider views differ Orange County Register / Jonathan Lansner

Retail outlook elusive Dallas Morning News / Maria Halkias

The free vs. subscription debate CBS Marketwatch / Bambi Francisco

Analyst calls Netflix 'fatally flawed' CBS Marketwatch / Herb Greenberg

EU: Brutal, in every sense The Economist

Senate to vote on lifting debt limit Reuters via CNN

The Dollar Is Down, but Should Anyone Care? NY Times / Edmund L. Andrews

is inflation back? CNN / Chris Isidore

Poll: Economic pessimism eases Reuters via CNN

Gold futures climb back to 1988 levels CBS Marketwatch / Myra P. Saefong

Crude oil futures fall to US$46 per barrel after moving above $47 CP via / George Jahn

What Time Is It? Fall via Safehaven / Brady Willett

IN: State posts sizable jobs loss Indianapolis Star / Norm Jenkins

CO: Dollar lures skiing world Denver Post / Jason Blevins

Hewlett-Packard 4th-Quarter Profit Soars AP via 1st Headlines

Big payday for MarketWatch San Francisco Chronicle / Dan Frost

Boomers may add to pains Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Yogi Berra on Dent vs. Prechter CBS Marketwatch / Paul B. Farrell

Developing nations 'to prosper' BBC News

CA: Home sales off 25 percent from last year Orange County Register / Hang T. Nguyen

Ohio Will Recount Votes After Parties Raise Fee, AP Reports Bloomberg

Merck's Debt Rating Lowered by S&P on Vioxx Risks Bloomberg / Nicole Ostrow

US Treasury acts to stay below debt ceiling Reuters

Prices data drag Treasuries down FT / Jennifer Hughes, Päivi Munter and Barney Jopson

Get the Hook! Futures Focus / Elliott Wave

Wal-Mart Q3 earnings rise on strong sales AP via USA Today

M.I.A.: The 'Manly' Man Market Watch / Elliott Wave

Chicago Fed Letter Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Prospects for the U.S. Economy for 2005 Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia / Anthony M. Santomero

Searching for an explanation The Economist

Dollar's Decline Is 2004's Defining Market Move Bloomberg / Mark Gilbert

Saddle Up with the Dollar National Review / Larry Kudlow

Policing a teenage dollar CNN / Kathleen Hays

CA: Few new jobs; fewer seek them Orange County Register / James B. Kelleher

Record high number of millionaires CNN / Jeanne Sahadi

Traders Bet On Deeper Oil Dip AP via Hartford Courant / Michael McDonough

Moskow: More Fed hikes loom Reuters via CNN

Producer Price Index Bureau of Labor Statistics

Wholesale prices soar CNN

Advice from a bear: panic Boston Globe / Steven Syre

The Dollar Dance Daily Standard / Irwin Stelzer

Is Anyone Buying the U.S.? Daily Pfennig via Daily Reckoning / Chuck Butler

Friends, Romans, and Dollar Bears... Apogee Research via Daily Reckoning / Eric J. Fry

Treasuries Fall After Producer Prices Rise More Than Forecast Bloomberg / Monee Fields-White

GE Capital plans debt offer of about $1 billion Reuters

Canada: Low-cost bond fund on way Toronto Star / James Daw

Global investors like shares, spurn bonds-Merrill Reuters

GOP Confronts the Specter of Chairman Specter Bloomberg / Andrew Ferguson

Who's Out, Who's Coming To New Bush Cabinet Forbes

Fannie Mae Warns of Possible $9B Loss AP via Chicago Tribune / Marcy Gordon

Pension Agency Doubles Its Troubles Forbes / Dan Ackman

Banks don't need to prop up dollar, Snow says AP via Philadelphia Inquirer / Shawn Pogatchnik

Japan: Corporate bankruptcies fall for 22nd month Japan Times

UK: Housing crash fear drives down prices The Independent / Phillip Thornton

So Much Investing to Do, So Few Good Investments Bloomberg /  Chet Currier

Global Funds: In dim U.S. market, contrarians look hard IHT / Barbara Wall

Is the dollar doomed? CBS Marketwatch via 1st Headlines / Mark Hulburt

Euro Weakens After European Ministers Oppose Stronger Currency Bloomberg / John Brinsley

Dollar edges up vs. yen, euro CBS Marketwatch / Rachel Koning & Osamu Tsukimori

Crude Oil Falls as Report Expected to Show U.S. Supplies Rose Bloomberg / Sri Jegarajah in Singapore and Gavin Evans

Foreign enrollment drops at US colleges Christian Science Monitor / Stacy A. Teicher

Japanese Bonds May Gain; Yen at 7-Month High May Slow Exports Bloomberg / Taizo Hirose

Fannie Mae misses SEC deadline FT / Jenny Wiggins

EU: Brussels retaliates over Brown criticism Independent via Google News / Stephen Castle

Boom Time's Inflation Proves Stubborn in Ireland NY Times / Brian Lavery

India, Pakistan to Keep Peace With Gas Project? Bloomberg / Andy Mukherjee

Indian Rupee May Gain on Speculation Investors Abroad Will Buy Bloomberg / Ramya Venugopal

Gold Bull Market: Just the Beginning Texas Hedge Fund via Safehaven / T. Stein / S. McIntyre


Financial Leprosy Apogee Research via Daily Reckoning / Eric J. Fry

Rumors All Around! Daily Pfennig via Daily Reckoning Chuck Butler

The U.S. Has Never Had a `Strong Dollar' Policy Bloomberg / John M. Berry

Fed's Gramlich urges return to balanced US budgets Reuters via Google News / Holly Mckenna

Interest rates likely to rise, analysts say News Press via Google News / Dick Hogan

Real estate refinance applications jump Inman News

Wisconsin real estate basks in record third-quarter sales Inman News

Beware hedge funds, Sun Life unit chief says CP via Toronto Star / Gary Norris

Oil nears two-month lows CP via Globe and Mail

CA: Gas prices still high throughout Bay Area Oakland Tribune / Eve Mitchell

Economics: Vocation or Profession? Ludwig von Mises Institute / Joseph T. Salerno

Fried Green . . . Cucumbers Washington Post / Griff White

The man behind the deal CNN / Yuval Rosenberg

Japan keeps monetary policy unchanged AP via St. Louis Post Dispatch

Canadian dollar soars Globe and Mail

SLGS Curbs Criticized Bond Buyer / Susanna Duff Barnett

So much for efficient markets CBS Marketwatch / James Dlugosch

This one isn't easily exported Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Google seems more like Microsoft than Microsoft Financial Post / Paul Kedrosky

MA: Consumers adapt, some going without Boston Herald / J. Powell & A. Manuse

Hedge Funds and Their Implications for the Financial System Federal Reserve Bank of New York / Timothy F. Geithner

Calpers doubles hedge fund allocation CBS Marketwatch / Alistair Barr

NC: Morris defends himself as ‘only honest man standing’ The State / Ben Werner

The Bank Secrecy Act and the USA Patriot Act Federal Reserve Board / Herbert A. Biern

Treasurys up after U.S. economic data CBS Marketwatch / Kate Gibson

UK 'needs more foreign workers' BBC News

NY Fed chief sees hedge fund risks FT / David Wighton

Bush plays host to bank chiefs as dollar slides FT / David Wells

Conviction as 'Broad and Deep' as He's Seen in 30 Years... Market Watch / Elliott Wave

Latin Currencies Rally; Brazil's Real Reaches 29-Month High Bloomberg / Jennifer Coogan

Gold hits new 16-year high FT / Kevin Morrison

CA: Abraham won't be missed San Francisco Chronicle / David Lazarus

U.S.'s Snow Laughs Off Dollar's Drop to Record Bloomberg / Mark Gilbert

It's Snowing on the Dollar Again! Daily Reckoning / Chuck Butler

Dollar hits new low versus euro FT / Darryl Thomson

U.S. sees growing importance of G20; wants to avoid dollar spat AFP via MENAFN and Google News / Rob Lever

Consumer Price Index Summary Bureau of Labor Statistics

Middle-class, white-collar jobs leaving, too, not just 'grunt' work Boston Globe / Beth Healy

Offshoring accelerating Boston Globe / Kimberly Blanton

In Search of Yield Daily Reckoning / Tom Dyson

Sears, Kmart Check Out $11B Merger Forbes

'05 might be a lucky year for investors  Detroit Free Press / Susan Tompor

U.S. Treasuries find stubborn bid, bears squeezed Reuters / Wayne Cole

U.S. Treasury Notes Rise on Inflation Data and Gain in Yen Bloomberg / Vivianne C. Rodrigues

Building a Future as Bright as Our Past Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland / Sandra Pianalto

Industrial Production and Capacity Utilization Federal Reserve Board

Fed's Pianalto - no comment on economy in speech Reuters

PA: Most improved? The Phila. region Philadelphia Inquirer / Andrew Cassel

WA: State jobless rate stuck despite pickup in work Seattle Times / Blanca Torres

Housing starts surge in October Reuters via CNN

CA: Home sales decline across the region Orange County Register / Hang Nguyen

CA: Home Prices May Be Leveling Off LA Times / Annette Haddad

Pulled Down By Our Own Bootstraps Washington Post / Steven Pearlstein

Snow Says U.S. Dealing With Budget Deficit AP via Newsday / Jane Wardell

France's Sarkozy Should Let Economy Fix Itself Bloomberg / Matthew Lynn

Mexico's Economy Strengthens LA Times / Marla Dickerson

Remember Who's in Charge When Buying Muni Bonds Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

Producer Price Surge Fuels Inflation Fears NY Times / Eduardo Porter

U.S. October Consumer Prices Probably Rose 0.4%, Survey Shows Bloomberg / Carlos Torres

Remove Reward and Punishment From the Tax Code Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

Minnesota added 7,700 more jobs in October Minneapolis Star Tribune / Susan E. Peterson

Epic financial crisis threatening to engulf both the US and EU Observer via Taipei Times / Will Hutton

The Workplace: In Europe, the jobless don't move IHT / Thomas Fuller

Brazil Probably Will Raise Benchmark Lending Rate for 3rd Month Bloomberg / Carlos Caminada

Taiwan: A new path toward a sustainable economy Taipei Times / Hsieh Huey-lian

What Lucy and Charlie Brown Say About Japan Bloomberg / William Pesek Jr.

China's Fixed-Asset Investment Growth Slows to 26.4% Bloomberg / Nerys Avery


TX: Job growth in area at a three-year high Houston Chronicle / L.M. Sixel

TX: Economist says job gains will accelerate in area Dallas Morning News / Karen Robinson - Jacobs

Is 'policy' on dollar just talk? Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Canada: Canadian dollar swings lower amid worries about weaker export trade CP via National Post and / Malcolm Morrison

Korea: Won-Dollar Rate Nosedives to 1,065 Korea Times / Cho Hyung-kwon

Gold ETF rakes in $550 mln in debut CBS Marketwatch / John Spence

TX: Foreclosure listings increase Dallas Morning News / Steve Brown

Mortgage rates edge downward Chicago Tribune

The Architect Behind Kmart's Surprising Takeover of Sears NY Times / Andrew Ross Sorkin and Riva D. Atlas

IMF chief counsels Putin on how to double Russia's growth AFP via Turkish Press

Korea: Bankers Warn of Capital Outflow Korea Times / Kim Yon-se

U.S. bond prices rise on economy report AP via Beaufort Gazette

MO: More than 8% of Missourians without health insurance St. Louis Business Journal

Bush talks on mortgage interest deductions via Beaufort Gazette / Holden Lewis

Focus on Asia pulls dollar from the brink FT / Jennifer Hughes

Beyond equities? The Economist

CA: Home sweet home -- impossible? San Francisco Chronicle / Kelly Zito

CA: Affordable housing needed in Valley LA Daily News / Greg Wilcox

TX: Home foreclosures up 14 percent Dallas Fort Worth Star Telegram / Andrea Jones

MI: Future of Kmart's Troy workforce unclear Detroit Free Press / Greta Guest and Jewel Gopwani

MI: Jobless in Michigan? National Review / Paul J. Gessing

MD: There are wins among the losses Baltimore Sun / Jay Hancock

KeyBank is First to Use Fed's Check 21-Related Services NPR via Google News

WA: Money surges into local investment firms Seattle Post Intelligencer

We're to blame for Wal-Mart's grip Arizona Republic / Jon Talton

For Kmart-Sears, it's make or break Detroit Free Press / Greta Guest

Italy: Taxing times The Economist

Latin America: Picking up the pieces The Economist

Bill Gates Gets 4 Million E-Mails a Day AP via South Florida Sun Sentinel

Audits of wealthy rise 40% USA Today / Sandra Block

The fear myth The Economist

The Most 'Feared' Politician on Wall Street? Market Watch / Elliott Wave

Gold ETF’s – Well Timed Indeed Elliott Wave

Have the Mad Cows Come Home? Futures Focus / Elliott Wave

US mortgage bonds seen vulnerable to bank selling Reuters

Banks fend off US claims on hedge funds FT / James Drummond

House debates $800 billion debt-limit increase AP via Dallas Morning News

U.S. mortgage rates unchanged Thursday Reuters

Japan’s economic recovery seen as an illusion FT / Barney Jopson

U.S. Finds Possible Mad Cow Case in Inconclusive Test Bloomberg

Business Outlook Survey Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Fair Value Accounting Federal Reserve Board / Susan Schmidt Bies

U.S. Fed policymakers' recent comments Reuters

WA: Home-loan bank hurt by falling demand for mortgages Seattle Times / Melissa Allison

CA: O.C. residents going deeper in debt Orange County Register / Mary Ann Milbourn

Leading Indicators Fall for 5th Month Bloomberg / Carlos Torres and Joe Richter

The eyes of beholders CNN / Kathleen Hays

Jobless claims drop last week, hopeful sign for labor market AP via San Francisco Chronicle / Jeannine Aversa

US Treasuries drift lower, dollar bounce an excuse Reuters / Wayne Cole

US Treasury delays bills/notes auction announcement Reuters

Crude oil inches above $47 a barrel AP via Houston Chronicle

Currency conundrums The Economist

Russia: Ruble Hits 7-Month High Against Dollar Reuters via Moscow Times

A Pair of Dethroned Kings Washington Post / Neil Irwin

How deal will affect investors Philadelphia Inquirer / Jeff Brown

Bush Plans Tax Code Overhaul Washington Post / Jonathan Weisman and Jeffrey H. Birnbaum

Inflation surge: Is it here to stay? Christian Science monitor / Ron Scherer

What gives with gold -- long term? CBS Marketwatch / Peter Brimelow and Ed Rubenstein

Reports Suggest Economy Is Warming Up NY Times / Eduardo Porter

Takeover bids are back CBS Marketwatch / David Callaway

Trying to Get Big Enough to Battle Wal-Mart NY Times / Floyd Norris

Careful -- Dollar Cure May Be Worse Than Disease Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

Bank America Raises 180 Bln Yen Selling Samurai Bonds Bloomberg / Junko Fujita

South Korean Won Surges; Lee Says Government Has No Target Rate Bloomberg / Christina Soon

U.S. Wins WTO Complaint Against EU Food Protections, People Say Bloomberg

Harvard, McKinsey Debate China-India Bloomberg / Andy Mukherjee

U.S. firms argue dollar still overvalued Big News Network

Freddie Mac may recruit Bush adviser The Hill / Jonathan E. Kaplan and Bob Cusack

UK: Brown warned over negativity to EU Guardian / Patrick Wintour

Euro at fresh high as Snow dashes hopes of currency intervention Independent via Google News / Phillip Thornton



Scarce help for jobless Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / Joel Dresang

Congress Passes Extension of Debt Ceiling Bond Market Association

Blockbuster bid has new competition Dallas Morning News / Steve Quinn

Google founders to sell 7.2M shares Reuters via CNN

Weak dollar helps propel price of gold AP via Houston Chronicle / Meg


New England Economic Indicators pdf Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Fed's Stern says C/A adjustment can be smooth Reuters

Cash-rich UMB wants to use capital to remake itself St. Louis Post dispatch / David Nicklaus

Global economic outlook in G20 sights as dlr drops Reuters / Nick Antonovics

Move over crude, it's coal's turn to shine Globe and Mail / Niall McGee

All That Glitters Is Not Gold This Holiday Season NY Post / Roberta C. Yafie

To GSE or Not to GSE? Safehaven / Rob Kirby

Greenspan Cements Market View: U.S. Wants Weak Dollar Reuters / Jamie McGeever

Greenspan Says Foreigners May Curb Financing Deficit Bloomberg / Craig Torres

Tough Decisions Ahead For The Fed Northern Trust via Safehaven / Paul Kasriel

Greenspan Warns Dollar's Fall Imperils Economy LA Times / David Streitfeld and Jeffrey Fleishman

Greenspan Urges Trade Gap Reduction Washington Post / Nell Henderson

Economy to grow at slow pace Detroit Free Press / Jewel Gopwani

China likely to untie yuan's dollar peg CBS Marketwatch / Lisa Twaronite

IMF chief calls for dollar action BBC News

Informal currency talk likely at G-20 CBS Marketwatch / Rachel Koning

US Treasuries recoil at Greenspan's rate reminder Reuters / Pedro Nicolaci da Costa

Fitch Upgrade Boosts Russia Moscow Times / Guy Faulconbridge

BondWorks Institutional Advisors via Safehaven / Levente Mady

CO: 197,000 Colorado jobs at risk for offshoring Rocky Mountain News / Roger Fillion

Illinois jobless rate creeps higher Chicago Tribune

N.C. jobless rate holds at 4.8% in October AP via Charlotte Observer

U.S. mortgage rates unchanged Friday – BestInfo Reuters

CA: Yet another record for local home prices Oakland Tribune / Nicholas Yulico

CA: Tight Bay Area supply, low interest rates lead to brisk demand San Francisco Chronicle / Kelly Zito

Sears merger to benefit Craftsman tool supplier Bloomberg via Chicago Tribune

Ohio sues Fannie Mae, charging earnings fraud Reuters

Debt Limit to Rise to $8.18 Trillion Washington Post / Jonathan Weisman

GOP's bolder reign on Hill Christian Science Monitor / Gail Russell Chaddock

Greenspan Says Foreigners May Curb Financing Deficit Bloomberg / Craig Torres

The untouchable pot of gold CNN / Krysten Crawford

Weak dollar 101 CNN / Chris Isidore

Dollar slides after Greenspan warning on deficit FT / Ralph Atkins, Andrew Balls and Jennifer Hughes

"Job Loss: Causes, Consequences, and Policy Responses" Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago / Michael Moskow

Ripped Off in MuniLand? Let's Blame the Victims Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

US junk bond funds see $73.5 mln weekly inflow-AMG Reuters

CA: Moving seen as answer to high housing prices Orange County Register / Mary Ann Milbourn

TX: Days of spiking home prices might have reached ceiling Houston Chronicle / Nancy Sarnoff

In the Perfect Market, Something's Terribly Wrong Bloomberg / Chet Currier

Euro in Wider Circles Federal Reserve Board / Alan Greenspan

Fed May Be Close to Neutral Rate, Former Official McTeer Says Bloomberg / Vivien Lou Chen

Fed's Moskow says displaced workers need aid Reuters / Victoria Thiebrerger

Trading on the Fed CNN / Kathleen Hays

Greenspan concerned with weak dollar CNN

Falling dollar raising some fears for economic recoveries Chicago Tribune / Bill Barnhart

Dollar Drops After Greenspan Warning on Current-Account Deficit Bloomberg / Joshua Krongold

With Defaults Down, Banks and Bond Markets Find Nothing to Fear NY Times / Floyd Norris

Korean Won Falls; Central Bank May Sell With Bond-Sale Proceeds Bloomberg / Christina Soon

Japan: Strong yen may be bad for recovery: Fukui Japan Times / Hiroko Nakata

Low mortgage rates expected to keep home sales healthy AP via Winston Salem Journal

Crude Oil May Fall as Supplies Rise, Demand Slows, Survey Shows Bloomberg / Mark Shenk and Ravil Shirodkar

Exchange-rate forecasts The Economist

Current-account balances The Economist

Dollar Holds Gain on Concern Group of 20 Will Object to Decline Bloomberg / John Brinsley

China, Asia Currency Policies Unnerve Europe Bloomberg / William Pesek Jr.

UK: Brown facing £10bn hole in public finances Guardian / Larry Elliot

UK: Shopping slowdown raises Christmas fears Guardian / Larry Elliot

UK: Nationwide: house prices may rise 5% Guardian / Rupert Jones


One thing is for sure: Mortgage rates will go up in second term via Seattle Post Intelligencer / Holden Lewis

Pressure Grows for U.S. Budget Fix Amid Dollar Drop Reuters / Tim Ahmann

Era of Benchmarked Funds Makes Way for Hedge Funds Reuters / Pratima Desai

Attention, shoppers: WAKE UP! Akron Beacon Journal / Mary Ethridge

G20 Divided Over Dollar Slide, U.S. Mum Reuters / Natsuko Waki

U.S. dollar could face steep drop NY Times via Akron Beacon Journal / Mark Landler

Japanese central bank keeps monetary policy steady as recovery seen CP via Financial Post

Things That Go Bump in My Worry Closet Thoughts From The Frontline via Safehaven / John Mauldin

Dollar dilemmas Minneapolis Star Tribune

PA: Pittsburgh's performance plummets on list Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Thomas Olson

OH: Jobless rate up in Ohio to 6.3% Cincinnati Enquirer / John Byczkowski

OH: Now's not a good time Cincinnati Enquirer / Jeff McKinney

Workers expect to keep jobs San Francisco Chronicle / Dave Murphy

Experts Fear Price Pressures Could Worsen AP via Washington Times / Martin Crutsinger

Beijing to invest $100 billion in Latin America Washington Times / Kelly Hearn

Argentina to Miss Deadline on Debt Offer, Bank Says Bloomberg / Andrew J. Barden

Bush Committed to `Strong Dollar,' Cutting Deficit Bloomberg / Holly Rosenkrantz and Roger Runningen

In Kmart's Deal for Sears, a Bet That Real Estate Can Trump Retailing NY Times / Constance L. Hays and Tracie Rozhon

UK: The great house price boom turns into busted flush Guardian Observer / Laura Smith and Ashley Seager

The Three Stages of a Dollar Collapse Texas Hedge Report via Safehaven / T. Stein / S. McIntyre

Greenspan says euro is likely to keep rising NY Times via IHT / Mark Landler

Fed chief shakes markets Washington Times / Patrice Hill

Japan's Bonds Gain for Second Week as Yen Soars to 4-Year High Bloomberg / Keiko Ujikane



SC: Wary customers pinching their Christmas pennies The State / Tanya Fogg Young

Hedge fund returns could be misleading USA Today Adam Shell

Bond yield predictions can soak economists Dallas Morning News / Daniell DiMartino

U.S. Treasuries steady after fall on Greenspan Reuters

Dollar Fall Will Come at a Price for All Reuters / Mike Dolan

Snow: U.S. will reduce budget deficit CBS Marketwatch

Popular dividend ETF beefs up CBS Marketwatch / John Spence

Merger might not ensure long life for Kmart, Sears St. Louis Post Dispatch / David Nicklaus

Does 'KSears' make sense? AP via Wichita Eagle / Anne D’Innocenzio

When will Social Security fail? Huntsville Times / Brian Lawson

Greenspan warning on bloated trade deficits expected to hold markets back CP via Financial Post / Malcolm Morrison

Wrapped in uncertainty St. Petersburg Times / Mark Albright

Give thanks: Turkey Day dinner's cheaper this year Boston Herald / Jennifer Heldt Powell

FL: Insurers may drop thousands of homeowners as moratorium ends South Florida Sun Sentinel / Kathy Bushouse

Economists: Expect growth, but not at fast rate USA Today / Barbara Hagenbaugh and Barbara Hansen

U.S. Factory Orders, Home Sales to Show Strength Bloomberg / Carlos Torres

Grinches looking over holiday numbers Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Gregory M. Drahuschak

If Bush keeps U.S. in deficit, gold funds are big winners Bloomberg via Seattle Times / Edgar Ortega

Retirees see their health benefits fade Chicago Tribune via Seattle Times / Barbara Rose

It’s Congress’ job to fix ailing Amtrak AP via CNBC

Turn, turn, turn of retail fortune Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Andrew Cassel

Weak dollar under pressure after G20 offers no support AFP via Turkish Press and Google News

Companies can't sit on cash forever Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / Kathleen Gallagher

Stores look to counter Wal-Mart effect over holidays Dallas Fort Worth Star Telegram / Heather Landy

Reasons to be thankful? CNN / Yuval Rosenberg

Social Security overhaul could help the wealthy LA Times via Dallas Fort Worth Star Telegram / Kathy Kristof

Argentina warns creditors of indefinite default FT / Adam Thomson

Falling dollar reinforces growth fears FT / Chris Flood

US domestic spending to rise 1% FT / Edward Alden

Amtrak in hole with $1.3B loss Reuters via CNN

G-20 Ministers Say Oil Price May Decline to $35-$40 Barrel Bloomberg / Steve Scherer

High Debet Ceiling But Little Room NY Post / Diane Hess

FL: Builders' blues Orlando Sentinel / Jack Snyder

A bond ladder cuts risk Sacramento Bee / Jack Sirard

Exports' rise called good sign Washington Post via Arizona Daily News / Paul Blustein

Trading equity for some serenity LA Times / Jennifer Lisle

Is Your Home in a Bubble? Wall Street Journal via LA Daily News / Nancy Nall Derringer

Kmart-Sears really about real estate Denver Post / Al Lewis

Toy Makers Face An Unmerry Noel NY Post / Laura Petrecca

If Your Mutual Fund Has Incentive Fee, Be Thankful Wall Street Journal via LA Daily News / Andrew Bary

It's time to count financial blessings Arizona Republic / Russ Wiles

Fund Settlements May Fall Short for Investors LA Times / Tom Petruno

Who's Afraid of Kmart and Sears? Not Target NY Times / Dan Mitchell

Soaring Interest Compounds Credit Card Pain for Millions NY Times / Patrick McGeehan

How Promising Are Pension Plans? Washington Post / Albert B. Crenshaw

Next Up for Spitzer: Funny Numbers NY Times / Gretchen Morgenson

Yes, It Glitters. After South Africans Suffer to Dig It. NY Times / Roger Cohen

The Four-More-Years Portfolio: How to Narrow the Field NY Times / Conrad De Aenlle

A Stock Party, Then a Retail Hangover NY Times / Gretchen Morgenson

High-stakes holidays Minneapolis Star Tribune / Melissa Levy

PA: Guaranteed benefits put strain on pensions Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Jack Markowitz



When Black Friday comes CNN / Parija Bhatnagar

Uphill battle for Sears/Kmart NY Daily News / Peter Siris

Where Are We Going in This Handbasket? The Mogambo Guru via Daily Reckoning / Richard Daughty

In an uproar over U.S. inflation outlook CBS Marketwatch / Dr. Irwin Kellner
Treasury Bond Bulimia Daily Reckoning / Eric J. Fry

The dollar: When weak is good CNN / Michael Sivy

It's Over Kitco via Daily Reckoning / Paul van Eeden

Dissing the Dollar Daily Pfennig via Safehaven / Chuck Butler

PA: Job growth hurt by perception that it’s hard to do business here Philadelphia Inquirer / Henry J. Holcomb

Krispy Kreme profit plunges on store closings AP via Charlotte Observer

McDonald's CEO resigns to fight cancer AP via Raleigh News and Observer / Nathaniel Hernandez

Eight states raised taxes in 2004 / Pamela M. Prah

CO: Early buying has stores foreseeing a solid holiday season Denver Post /  Kristi Arellano

UK: Greenspan copying the Lawson formula Evening Standard via This Is London

Luxury home sales hit full stride CNN / Sarah Max

Don't worry...don't be happy CNN / Paul R. La Monica

China tells US to put its house in order FT / James Kynge, Chris Giles and James Harding

Quattrone Barred for Life From Securities AP via NY Times

Quality of earnings is strained Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Fewer worries about holiday debt Dallas Morning News / Ieva M. Augstums

Orange crush: Juice prices going up Dallas Morning News / Karen Robinson Jacobs

Economists: Expect growth, but not at fast rate USA Today / Barbara Hagenbaugh and Barbara Hansen

It's Not You; It's Me Pimco / Mohamed A. El-Erian

Sterling Credit Spreads, Volumes Due For Holiday Lift Bondweek / Marlies Morsink

Bonds ... aim for Bonds Charlotte Observer / Amy Baldwin

Oil Prices Edge Toward $50 a Barrel AP via Baltimore Sun / Jane Wardell

Dollar promises CNN / Kathleen Hays

Dollar Continues Slide Vs Euro Reuters / Christina Fincher

Reinvest mutual fund payouts Knight Ridder via The State / Jeff Brown

Fannie Mae Regulator Sought to Use Stock Price to Gain Leverage Bloomberg / James Tyson

With loans and cards, consumers have dug deeper Dallas morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Borrowers Find System Open to Conflicts, Manipulation Washington Post / Alec Klein

Financial Terrorism Against Seniors -- Crushed Incomes and International Buying Power Grandfather Economic Report via Safehaven / Michael Hodges

Worldwide effects of sinking dollar Christian Science Monitor / David R. Francis

US risks a downhill dollar disaster Guardian / Larry Elliott

Time for China to float its currency Taipei Times / Christopher Lingle

Snow speech aims to reassure Europe over weakening dollar The Scotsman / David Black

Focus Shifts to Dollar and Rates Reuters / Mark McSherry

Oil money seen flowing to JGBs in dollar flight Reuters / Hideyuki Sano

Gold May Rise for Sixth Week on Dollar's Decline, Survey Shows Bloomberg / Choy Leng Yeong

Building a Medical Data Network NY Times / Steve Lohr

Business airfares, down 11%, might be lowest ever USA Today / Dan Reed

Latest EU expansion poses more economic problems than benefits Japan Times / Takashi Kitazume

Airlines may set passenger record USA Today via Arizona Republic / Chris Woodyard

U.S. Notes May Fall as Greenspan Says Foreign Demand Will Wane Bloomberg / Keiko Ujikane

Bush stands up for strong dollar BBC News / Marek Bekerman

G.O.P. Constituencies Split on Tax Change NY Times / Edmund L. Andrews and David D. Kirkpatrick

Dollar Outlook Most Bearish in 18 Months, Survey Says Bloomberg / Mark Tannenbaum

Korea: Back to 1997? Yes, and Don't Panic Bloomberg / William Pesek Jr.

Korean Won Climbs; No G-20 Comments Criticizing Dollar's Slide Bloomberg / Christina Soon


CA: Houses taking longer to sell LA Daily News / Gregory J. Wilcox

WI: Job prospects improve in state Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / Joel Dresang

The dollar’s demise The Economist

The treasury secretary believes in a strong dollar. He also believes in Santa Claus The slate / Daniel Gross

CA: More signs of a slowing housing market Orange County Register

Foreign-Born Population Tops 34 Million Newsmax

Bush Economic Adviser Friedman to Resign, Aide Says Bloomberg / Holly Rosenkrantz

Mexico's October Trade Gap Widens on Rise in Imports Bloomberg / Inti Landauro

Toys 'R' Us cuts prices NY Daily News / Tom van Riper

CA: Fiscally festive Orange County Register / Mary Ann Milbourn

MBIA says SEC probes Allegheny deal CBS Marketwatch / Alistair Barr

Home equity hike CNN / Sarah Max

Jobs Outlook Weakens Hartford Courant / Kenneth R. Gosselin

Dollar hits new record euro low BBC News

Wall Street plays seesaw with crude prices FT / Andrei Postelnicu

MI: State can't seem to shake off its long job slump Detroit Free Press / Tom Walsh

Overseas Flight From Wall Street NY Times / Jonathan Fuerbringer

Highest yields for money market deposit accounts and certificates of deposit Informa Research via  LA Daily News

SEC, NASD Investigating Broker Gifts to Fund Execs Bloomberg / Justin Baer and Judy Mathewson

National Update Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Emerging Market Business Cycles: The Cycle is the Trend Federal Reserve Bank of Boston / Mark Aguiar and Gita Gopinath

CalPERS ups ante in hedge funds Sacramento Bee / Gilbert Chan

Don't overlook turnover when assessing funds Philadelphia Inquirer / Jeff Brown

Bank and Thrift Income Rebounds to New Record in Third Quarter of 2004 FDIC

Euro Rises to Record as Russia Says It May Lift Euro Reserves Bloomberg / Rodrigo Davies and Mark Tannenbaum

Dollar expected to fall further USA Today / Barbara Hagenbaugh and Barbara Hansen

Dollar Weak In Frankfurt, Strong In Santiago Forbes / Dan Ackman

Treasury-bill rates increase at auction AP via Baltimore Sun

U.S. Home Resales Fell 0.1% to 6.75 Million Rate in October Bloomberg / Joe Richter

Canada: Dodge defends climbing buck Toronto Star / Steven Theobald

Snow Job Daily Standard Irwin Stelzer

Is It Soup Yet? Not Until Greenspan Says It Is Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

Whatever Happened to the GOP Class of 1994? Bloomberg / Andrew Ferguson

For first time since 1950s, US to cease being net exporter of food AFP via Turkish Press

Economic `Armageddon' predicted Boston Herald / Brett Arends

From Russia to Mexico, Top-Funds List Goes Global Bloomberg / Chet Currier

JPMorgan, Banks Back Lenders Luring Poor With 780 Percent Rates Bloomberg / Edward Robinson  

China's central bank tells US not to blame others for economic woes AFP via Turkish Press

Mexican, Colombian Pesos; Brazil's Real: Latin Currency Preview Bloomberg / Jennifer Coogan

Wal-Mart's dipping its little toe in San Francisco Chronicle / Bambi Francisco

Yukos hits back with legal action against Kremlin Guardian / Carolynne Wheeler and Terry Macalister

Trump: Bankruptcy 'just a technical thing' AP via Minneapolis Star Tribune / Jeffrey Gold

Yen Falls Versus Dollar on Concern Japan Will Sell Its Currency Bloomberg / Taizo Hirose

ING May Use Sale Proceeds for Internet Banking, Asia Purchases Bloomberg / Joana Quintanilha

NY: FAO's back, 'Big' piano and all Newsday / Lauren Weber

U.S. October Home Resales May Have Held Steady, Survey Says Bloomberg / Joe Richter


Dont Get 'Snowed' by Euro News Global Wrap via Elliott Wave

S&P Taps CDO Manager Rater To Run Asia Biz Bondweek

SAC Hires Former UBS Prop Trader Bondweek / Caroline Salas

CA: Dollar's drop against euro good news? Long Beach Press Telegram / Eric Johnson

Why the US$ is Likely to Rise The Speculative Investor via Safehaven / Steve Saville

Bush's bear market still growling CBS Marketwatch / Peter Brimelow

Be wary with hedge funds Toronto Star / James Daw

Opening statement by David Dodge Governor of the Bank of Canada to the Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce Bank of Canada

Oil Prices Slip After Weekly U.S. Energy Report Washington Post / Brad Foss

Spitzer's Mission Leads to a Know-Nothing Market Bloomberg / Matthew Lynn

FL: Insurers can't drop coverage until '05 AP via Orlando Sentinel / David Royse

Money sent home by Mexicans in U.S. surges AP via Orange County Register

Rough ride seen for bonds Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Toys 'R' Us to sell -- in one piece Reuters via CNN

Housing market robust despite dip AP via Washington Times

UK: Brown must show true colours Guardian / William Keegan

Korea: Consumer Imports Drop for 1st Time in 6 Years Korea Times / Kim Yon-se

Tis better not to give? Breaking Views via CNN / Rob Cox

Credit card, banking rates barely budge CNN

The Next Great China Gold Rush -- Dodgy Debt Bloomberg / William Pesek Jr.

Gold price soars as investors dump the dollar Guardian / Charlotte Moore

Thanksgiving Is Incentive Success Tale Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

Vodka on the Rocks Daily Reckoning / Tom Dyson

Another New Record for the Euro! Daily Reckoning / Chuck Butler

Sliding dollar plumbs new depths BBC News

UK: They may do it bigger in America but we're still overdrawn over here Telegraph / Neil Collins

Two-yr U.S. Treasury yields hit two-year highs Reuters / Ellen Freilich

Argentina may delay debt swap launch - govt source Reuters / Cesar Illiano

Dollar 'crisis' is more likely a boon to economy Baltimore Sun / Jay Hancock

Dollar Falls to Record Versus Euro as ECB Remains Mum on Stance Bloomberg / Mark Tannenbaum and Joshua Krongold

U.S. 30-year mortgage rates inch downward in week Reuters

CO: Home sales peak Rocky Mountain News / John Rebchook

Low fare blues CNN / Chris Isidore

SEC's Plan for Fund Trades a Hard Sell LA Times / Jonathan Peterson

On Wall Street, a Closer Look at Giving Gifts NY Times / Jenny Anderson

'Get your butt up' and shop! CNN / Parija Bhatnagar

Grocers: Free or discounted turkeys make customers flock to store AP via Philadelphia Inquirer

Lifting the Lid: Krispy Kreme Warnings Came Early Reuters / Michael Flaherty

Coffee Getting Its Strength Back? Reuters / Jeff Coelho

Orders Slow, Jobless Claims Decline Bloomberg / Carlos Torres

Durable goods orders fall 0.4%; jobless claims slip AP via USA Today



Recovery creates glut of jobs for graduates AP via Washington Times / Justin Pope

40-year loan stirs controversy Ft. Myers News Press

No longer top dollar? CNN / Simon Nixon

Crisis towers over the dollar Asia Times via Fiends Super Bear Page / W Joseph Stroupe

Canada: Loonie cracks 85 cents Globe and Mail / Terry Weber

UK: BoE 'faces tough task to maintain stability' Evening Standard via Scotsman

BondWorks Institutional Advisor via Safehaven / Levente Mady

E Trade Players Shocked By Vanishing Money NY Post / Richard Wilner

US treasury securities The Economist

Gold breaks $450 as dollar falls FT / Kevin Morrison

The new kings of capitalism The Economist

Weaker U.S. dollar creates corporate winners, losers AP via Philadelphia Inquirer / Ellen Simon

Idea of a Thanksgiving rally may not be a turkey after all Chicago Tribune / Bill Barnhart

Troubles in toyland muffle holiday cheer Seattle Times / Monica Soto Ouchi

NC: `Black Friday' ka-ching Charlotte Observer / Leigh Dyer

CT: State's Home Sales Plunge Hartford Courant / Kenneth R. Gosselin

Worker complaints reach highest level in 4 years Chicago Sun Times / Leigh Strope

UK: Why worry? The Economist

China's brand names prepare to go global San Francisco Chronicle / Jehangir Pocha

A promising alternative The Economist

Don't worry ... don't be happy CNN / Paul R. La Monica

Black times for Microsoft Guardian / Neil McIntosh

Argentine debt swap delay 'a sign of weakness' FT / Ralph Atkins

Derivatives `Madmen' Prove Warren Buffett Wrong Bloomberg / Mark Gilbert

Gold strikes 16-year high Reuters via CNN

Brazil Rates Low Enough for Growth, Meirelles Says Bloomberg / Carlos Caminada  and Guillermo Parra-Bernal

Weak German outlook fails to halt euro rise FT / Ralph Atkins

Russian worries push dollar to new lows Washington Times / Patrice Hill

Dollar Drops to Record; UBS, JPMorgan, Merrill, Lower Forecasts Bloomberg / Rodrigo Davies

Ruble Hits 4-Year High Versus Dollar Reuters, Bloomberg and MT via Moscow Times

Dollar Trades Near Record Low; ECB, BOJ May Not Stem Weakness Bloomberg / John Brinsley 


U.S. business loans fell in Nov. 17 week – Fed Reuters

Data back after Thanksgiving break CBS Marketwatch / Corbett B. Daly

Russia: Yukos Exodus May Hit Output Moscow Times / Catherine Belton and Valeria Korchagina

Canada: Loonie closes above US85 cents CP via Toronto Star

UK: Bank sees further slide in dollar This Is London / Jane Padgham

US Dollar 'Peso Crisis' Underway via Safehaven / Captain Hook

Things Go Bump In The Night Daily Pfennig via Daily Reckoning / Chuck Butler

Korea: IMF Predicts Economic Recovery Next Year Korea Times / Lee Hyo-sik

In The Donut Hole Elliott Wave

Bond Prices Close Lower AP via Aberdeen News

Gold is on a tear, but where are investors? USA Today / John Waggoner

Dollar Falls for Seventh Week; Foreigners May Reduce Holdings Bloomberg / Rodrigo Davies and Mark Tannenbaum

Chicago hedge fund collects Google options Chicago Tribune / Mike Hughlett

Loans without proof of income Mercury News / Sue McAllister

CA: Uncertainty building over direction of O.C. housing Orange County Register / Hang Nguyen

U.S. to comply with WTO trade sanctions AP via Houston Chronicle

Would-be holiday workers find slim pickings at stores San Francisco Chronicle / Jenny Strasburg

Washington events for Nov. 29-Dec. 3 CBS Marketwatch

E-tailers await 'Black Monday' CBS Marketwatch / Bambi Francisco

China risks 'hard landing' USA Today / David J. Lynch

Bank of Mexico Lifts Rates for 5th Time Since July Bloomberg / Adriana Arai

Too Much! Pimco / Bill Gross

A Debtor's Blessing Pimco / Paul McCulley

U.S. dollar whipsaws on worries over China IHT via Google News / Eric Pfanner

Bond Analysts Advise Caution LA Times / Tom Petruno

U.S. Treasuries nurse losses after China scare Reuters / Wayne Cole

Treasuries Fall on Speculation Foreigners Push for More Yield Bloomberg / Vivianne Rodrigues

US junk bond funds see $4.97 mln weekly outflow-AMG Reuters

Dollar Falls After Report China Reduced U.S. Treasury Holdings Bloomberg / John Brinsley

MO: Politics Now Threatens St. Louis Stadium Bonds Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

UK: Mortgage approval falls 35% Guardian / Rupert Jones

UK: CBI trims growth forecast and calls Brown optimistic Guardian / Charlotte Moore

Time Asia Pulled the Plug on U.S. Treasuries Bloomberg / William Pesek Jr.

Dollar Heads for Longest Losing Streak Against Yen in 9 Years Bloomberg / John Brinsley

Crude Oil May Fall as U.S. Inventories Gain, Survey Shows Bloomberg / Mark Shenk


U.S. Holiday Shopping Starts with $8 Billion Day Reuters / Belinda Goldsmith

Borrowing Seen in Social Security Plan Reuters / Adam Entous

WTO Imposes Penalties on U.S. Exports AP via ABC News and 1st Headlines

For the euro, a question of strength IHT / Daniel Altman

Dollar's drop has central banks reassessing reserves IHT / Eric Pfanner

Fed ought not move on every inflation wiggle-Poole Reuters

Housing market might stay active through holidays because of rates Minneapolis Star Tribune / Bob Bruss

New Zealand Dollar Gains on Week as Investors Abroad Buy Bonds Bloomberg / Sineva Toevai

Canada: Twin American deficits linger like bad virus behind Bush visit to Ottawa CP via Financial Post / Sandra Cordon

Wal-Mart Says Nov. Sales Rose 0.7%, Missing Forecast Bloomberg / Rachel Katz

Maintaining Financial Stability: A Central Banker's Perspective Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis / William Poole

Fed's Poole: Inflation is modest Reuters via CNN

Poole Calls Inflation Effect From Dollar Drop Limited Bloomberg / Alison Fitzgerald

U.S. Treasuries Fall for a Fifth Week; Foreign Demand May Wane Bloomberg / Vivianne Rodrigues

WA: Some shoppers more budget conscious Seattle Post Intelligencer / Kerry Murakami

Billionaire jumps into the Hollywood Video fray AP via Kansas City Star / Rukmini Callimachi

Jolly December no guarantee Detroit Free Press

Tidings of Comfort and Joy for Retailers LA Times / Leslie Earnest

Whole lot of shopping going on CNN

Money funds yields on the rise Big News Network

UK: $2 to the pound by next year' Scotsman / David Black

Taiwan: Yuan's gain is a loss for Taiwan's unemployed Taipei Times / Huang Tien-lin

Foreign Interest Appears to Flag as Dollar Falls NY Times / Edmund L. Andrews

Weak dollar is a dream scenario for speculators Guardian / Edmond Warner




CA: It’s the hungriest time of the year Long Beach Press Telegram / Don Jergler

WI: Credit cards: The debts that keep on compounding Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / Jason Gertzen

Officials predict trade protections Mobile Register / Russ Henderson

Twelve Days of Christmas' gifts now would run more than $66,000 AP via Salt Lake Tribune

Overvalued dollar could lead to a global recession Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / Tom Saler

Merrill Lynch holds unique view of the Fed – and the city Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

SEC under pressure to debate trading reforms FT / David Wighton

Hedge Fund Manager Scores with Options Reuters / Doris Frankel

China premier wants stable economy for yuan reform Reuters / John Ruwitch

Dollar Weakness and its Threat to the U.S. Financial Markets Gillespie Research via Safehaven / Douglas R. Gillespie

Yellen focuses on employment CBS Marketwatch / Jackie Cohen

For Many Cubans, an Uneasy Farewell to the Dollar NY Times / James C. McKinley, Jr.

Junk bonds can offer extra returns, for the brave CP via Toronto Star / Malcolm Morrison

FL: The almighty (Canadian) dollar Bradenton Herald / Tilde Herrera

FL: Insurers weather hurricane season AP via Myrtle Beach Sun News / Mike Branom

Bush's Big Economic Pick Is Next Fed Chief AP via Baltimore Sun / Martin Crutsinger

U.S. Is More Customer Than Big Global Debtor LA Times / James Flanigan

Scandal-plagued board members still keep jobs AP via Bradenton Herald / Rachel Beck

Eurozone data to confirm slumping confidence, easing inflation AFP via Turkish Press

Global forex volatility underscores China's growing economic muscle AFP via Turkish Press

A holiday wish list for the fund industry CBS Marketwatch via Dallas Fort Worth Star Telegram / Charles A. Jaffe

Investors in Treasuries Grow More Bearish Before Jobs Report Bloomberg / Vivianne C. Rodrigues

Bond basics: what investors need to know Baltimore Sun / Eileen Ambrose

On the record: Janet Yellen San Francisco Chronicle / SF Chronicle Staff

The man who shaped the Federal Reserve Boston Globe / Robert Gavin

Is it time to save 'til we drop? Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Gregory M. Drahuschak

Watching Your Back As the Dollar Slides Wall Street Journal / Craig Karmin

Employment, Income Gains to Boost Growth: U.S. Economy Preview Bloomberg / Vince Golle

Ready Cash Could Reward Wall Street Bulls Reuters / Kenneth Barry

More people having happy eHolidays Orlando Sentinel / Chris Cobbs

Shoppers vs. storms CNN

Sears' history, haphazard ways pose challenge Chicago Tribune / Susan Chandler and Michael Oneal

Who will gamble on US Airways? Charlotte Observer / Tony Mecia and Stan Choe

Time to look overseas for a healthier 401(k) Boston Globe

Windfall not sure in privatizing Social Security Baltimore Sun / Jay Hancock

Dollar May Drop for Eighth Week as Central Banks Permit Slide Bloomberg / Joshua Krongold

China: What's with the dollar? Reuters via CNN

Indians Buck a Trend, Prefer Phones to Fashion Bloomberg / Andy Mukherjee

Keeping Politics Out of the Fed NY Times / Daniel Altman

UK: Will the house price bubble burst the banks? Guardian – Observer / Heather Connon

Reality check, Mr Brown Guardian – Observer / Heather Stewart

Stocks, Pay and Videotapes: The Sequel NY Times / Gretchen Morgenson

Is the Junk Bond Market Ready to Catch Its Breath? NY Times / Jonathan Fuerbringer

Three Ways to Judge the Dollar NY Times / Jonathan Fuerbringer

Where Have All the Chief Financial Officers Gone? NY Times / Claudia H. Deutsch

For a Takeover Artist, One Bluff Too Many? NY Times / Andrew Ross Sorkin


Is it time to take a step back? Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

The Bleeding Beast of Bentonville The Slate / Daniel Gross

Feds Order Fannie to Forfeit Gains AP via Contra Costa Times

Analysts Raise Forecasts for Wall Street Brokers Reuters

Municipal Credit Report 2004 Q3 pdf Bond Market Association

Calif. Caps Year With $782M Sale Bond Buyer / Rich Saskal

$300,000 ... for a car Dallas Morning News / Terry Box

Gold hits 16-year high on weakness of U.S. dollar; firms 'living the dream' CP via Financial Post

Coxe: How to stop worrying and love the tumbling greenback Chicago Sun Times / Mary Wisniewski

Consumer focus for Tuesday data CBS Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

Congress kills SBA loan subsidy; higher fees remain St. Louis Business Journal / Kent Hoover

Bush's Money Men Pass the Hats One More Time NY Times / Elisabeth Bumiller

Gold superbulls remain cautious CBS Marketwatch / Peter Brimelow

Consumers get the job done: They buy like crazy for holiday Detroit Free Press / Greta Guest

PA: A profitable holiday tradition Pittsburgh Tribune Review /  Michael Yeomans

Long-distance equity AP via Bradenton Herald / Michael J. Martinez

UK: Property crash unlikely, say analysts PA via Guardian

New French budget minister stresses deficit reduction, spending control AFP via EU Business

Cingular posts $650M with AT&T Reuters via CNN

Online holiday sales set to boom Washington Times / Donna De Marco

Internet Access, Delivered From Above NY Times / Ken Belson

The Disco Ball of Failed Hopes and Other Tales From Inside Intel NY Times / John Markoff

Goldman Promotes Nora Johnson to Firm's Vice Chairman Bloomberg / Adrian Cox

MN: One nation, under debt: Betting the house Minneapolis Star Tribune / John Reinan

UK: Home loans drop to a five-year low Evening Standard via This Is London / Jane Padgham

Crude Futures Trade Above $49 Per Barrel AP via Baltimore Sun / Brad Foss

Brief dollar rally after cries of pain FT / Steve Johnson

Gutierrez named US commerce secretary FT / James Harding and Edward Alden

AZ: Tucson hosts trade talks Arizona Republic

Russia could repay $10bn of debt early FT / Charles Batchelor

Merrill's Woman Problem -- What Men Didn't Know Bloomberg / Susan Antilla

Riding Elliott Waves in the Wake of Mad Cow Futures Focus / Elliott Wave

Japan: Looking for a way out The Economist

Waiting on freight Milwaukee Journal Sentinel via Wichita Eagle / Rick Romell

Chief: Euro's Eclipse of Dollar 'Unwelcome' AP via Forbes

Russia: Central Bank Moves to Cut Ruble Buying Reuters via Moscow Times / Darya Korsunskaya

Our Role Within the Secondary Market Freddie Mac

Venezuela to Sell $250 Million of 30-Year Bonds Bloomberg / Peter Wilson

Bush should merge the NEC and OPD National Review / Bruce Bartlett

The Director of Fannie's Follies Deserves to Go Bloomberg / David Pauly

With Thanksgiving Over, Xmas Could Be Next Forbes / Dan Ackman

Housing Warnings Do Little to Dampen Rise in NVR Shares Washington Post / Jerry Knight

US Treasuries swept away by speculative selling Reuters

US Treasuries hammered, yields hit 4-month highs Reuters

What December holds in store for the economy AP via Chicago Sun Times / Meg Richards

World's biggest free trade bloc created in Asia AP via Houston Chronicle

Eastern Europe Gives Taste of Flat-Tax Paradise Bloomberg / Matthew Lynn

Traders decrease yuan bets Bloomberg via IHT / Yumi Kuramitsu

ECB chief Trichet warns euro is not an EU shortcut for eastern Europe  AFP via Channel News Asia and Google News

Welcome to the Looney Tunes! Safehaven / Rob Kirby

Japan's Economic Recovery May Be Ended by Yen's Gain Bloomberg / Lily Nonomiya

Weak dollar leaves central banks in a bind Guardian / Charlotte Moore

The Dollar Stares into the Abyss Clive Maund via Safehaven / Clive Maund

What Asian Leaders Refuse to Discuss in Laos Bloomberg / William Pesek Jr.

Realtors engage in turf battle with discounters Christian Science Monitor / Randy Dotinga

A generation weighed down by debt Christian Science Monitor / Marilyn Gardner

A Rise in the Number Wall St. Crunches the Most NY Times / Jenny Anderson and Landon Thomas Jr.

UK: The pessimists have got it wrong Guardian / David Hillier

UK: Brown's golden rule: never apologise Guardian / Larry Elliott

Making steel in U.S. again AP via Arizona Republic / Connie Mabin

UBS Matches Goldman Sachs's Risk-Taking During Third Quarter Bloomberg / Christine Harper


CO: As rates rise, so do home loan risks Denver Post / Aldo Svaldi

Alaska tops in Internet use / Kathleen Murphy

Per Capita Income Up Substantially, Regions Converge Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

Census: 5.4 million mothers are choosing to stay at home USA Today / Sharon Jayson

Amazon's stock no longer full of holiday cheer USA Today / Matt Krantz

U.S. Treasuries pause in Asia after New York fall Reuters

Microsoft's $33B holiday gift CNN / Paul R. La Monica

Dollar fall fuels fear of inflation AP via Washington Post

European Central Bank sees two per cent eurozone growth next year AFP via EU Business

Funds Get Taste for Coffee, Drive Prices to Highs Reuters / Eleanor Wason

Social Security Cola Increase Looks Puny NY Post / John Crudele

The quest for global balance Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Warning: 60 million boomers 'paralyzed' CBS Marketwatch / Paul B. Farrell

Interest on savings still small change Minneapolis Star Tribune / Chris Serres

PA: Whom to blame for $202,000 trading loss? Philadelphia Inquirer / Porus P. Cooper

Canada: Royal Bank profit tumbles Globe and Mail

Royal Bank's costly foray in U.S. may force writedown Bloomberg via Charlotte Observer / David Scanlan

Bonds Hurt by Fear of Foreign Rejection LA Times / Tom Petruno

U.S. consumers wary Globe and Mail / Terry Weber

CA: Buyers, sellers play the spread Orange County Register / Jonathan Lansner

Take the money and run -- to Auburn? CNN / Les Christie

The Money Flows European Market Watch / Elliott Wave

A clouded outlook The Economist

Looking For Parachutes Rude Awakening via Daily Reckoning / Eric J. Fry

Is 'Weak Inflation' a Weak Insight? Market Watch / Elliott Wave

UK gilts fall after house prices climb FT / Jennifer Hughes, Päivi Munter and Mariko Sanchanta

Watch the Bikes! Mogambo Guru via Daily Reckoning / Richard Daughty

Oil price fears 'will hold back growth in 2005' FT / Chris Giles

Sterling hits 12-year high against dollar FT / Steve Johnson

Creating a Volatile Situation... Daily Pfennig via Daily Reckoning / Chuck Butler

Smorgasbord of Short Term Updates Market Report / Elliott Wave

Gambling: A better investing bet? Dallas Morning News / Bill Deener

Troubling Shortage of 'Must-Haves' Forbes / Dan Ackman

All that glisters The Economist

Listen for the “pop.” National Review / Frederick P. Leuffer

Dollar's descent fuels copycat erosion in 10-year Treasuries Chicago Tribune / Bill Barnhart

The Minimum Wage and Restaurant Prices Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Euro Rises to Record High Above $1.3329 Reuters

BONY may pay fine to avoid indictment: report Crain’s NY Business via Google News

Freddie Mac increases mortgage loan limits Reuters

US October average house prices up 8.5 pct-FHFB Reuters

Fallout from a falling dollar Seattle Post Intelligencer / Bill Virgin

A Christmas price is right CNN / Kathleen Hays

Economy Grows Faster Than Expected in 3Q AP via Forbes

U.S. November Consumer Confidence Index Falls to 90.5 Bloomberg

UK: Economy shrugs off 'soft' patch BBC News

Japanese Bond Futures Gain After Unexpected Drop in Production Bloomberg / Chris Cooper

U.S. 10-Year Treasury Falls as Economy Grew More Than Forecast Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton

CA: State Pension Chief Expects to Be Axed LA Times / Marc Lifsher

Bush Social Security Plan Would Increase Deficit Bloomberg / John M. Berry

Hedge Funds Might Worry Where the Volatility Went Bloomberg / Chet Currier

Anyone for Armageddon? Institutional Advisors via Safehaven / Bob Hoye

US "Turkey" Dollar getting Stuffed Der Invest Informant via Safehaven / Randolph Buss

UK: Mortgage approvals fall lends weight to housing slowdown Scotsman / David Black

Canada, the Closer Country for Outsourcing Work NY Times / Ian Austen

Stocks and Bonds May Head Down Together This Week FX Money Trends via Safehaven / Jes Black

Fear of Flying? Think Again. It's Gotten Safer. NY Times / Paul Burnham Finney

Saudis to soothe oil fears with 37% Production Boost Independent via Google News / Phillip Thornton

China Tells Currency Speculators to Get Lost Bloomberg / William Pesek Jr.

Rising yen may fuel deflation and cut Japanese exports Bloomberg via IHT / Lily Nonomiya

Gold Breaks 16-Year Record, Eyes $460 an Ounce AP via Newsmax

Yen Weakens Versus Dollar After Japan's Industrial Output Falls Bloomberg / John Brinsley