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Bankruptcy bill promises bleak reform St. Louis Post Dispatch / David Nicklaus

The Bubble Cycle is Replacing the Business Cycle Always On via Fiends Super Bear Page / Eric Janszen

Formula puts price on greed Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Minorities depend on subprime loans USA Today via 1st Headlines / Sue Kirchhoff

The Free Lunch May Be Over National Review / Bruce Bartlett

UK Budget introduces 50-year bonds Investment and Pensions Europe

The ASF Announces Formation of the Regulation AB Implementation Task Force Bond Market Association

Dollar mostly weaker in Asian trading AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer

FTC likely to block Blockbuster bid for rival Hollywood

US House committee approves bankruptcy bill Reuters / Kristin Roberts

Senator Kerry perplexed by choice of Wolfowitz for World Bank AFP via Turkish Press

Democrats for Wolfowitz Daily Standard / Stephen F. Hayes

U.S. Republican offers Social Security compromise Reuters / Donna Smith

There are "special interests" on both sides of the bankruptcy bill. National Review / Todd Zywicki

Qwest: Criminal charges possible Denver Post / Greg Griffin

Greenspan talks up possible rise in retirement age Knight Ridder via Wichita Eagle / Kevin G. Hall

In The Hands Of Hedge Funds... Daily Pfennig via Daily Reckoning / Chuck Butler

Senate rejects broad "paygo" rule CBS Marketwatch / William L. Watts

Korean Firms Overtake Foreign Rivals in Profitability Korea Times / Kim Yon-se

CA: Lower-priced condos and conversions snapped up San Diego Union Tribune / Roger M. Showley

WI: Milwaukee office market still ranks poorly Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / Tom Daykin

Mortgage company agrees to anti-fraud measures AP via The State

Lehman brokerage house posts record profit of $875 million AP via Tacoma News Tribune

The Qwest for Sanity / Monica Rivituso

Buca fires two ranking executives Minneapolis Star Tribune / Thomas Lee

Baby boomers create new marketing frontier NBC – MSNBC via Google News / Anne Thompson

WA: Jobless rate up; analysts not worried Tacoma News Tribune / Barbara Clements

A hawk to ruffle the World Bank's feathers The Economist

Treasuries Gain on GM Woes Reuters / Pedro Nicolaci da Costa

Push to restrain imports Charlotte Observer / Stella Hopkins

NC: Social Security protest coming to Charlotte soon Charlotte Observer / Binyamin Appelbaum

Bankruptcy could get a lot tougher Detroit Free Press / Susan Tompor

ETFs, index funds on rise in period of slowed growth AP via Washington Times

Seidenberg: Verizon Chief Blasts Qwest Ahead Of New MCI Bid Forbes / Chris Noon

Source: Qwest to Raise MCI Offer to $8.5B AP via Newsday / Bruce Meyerson

Fraud is fraud: who knew? Denver Post / Al Lewis

Ebbers verdict a blow to ignorance defense AP via Arizona Republic / Kristen Hays

Sara Lee CEO defends restructuring plans Chicago Sun Times / Eric Herman

Neiman Marcus may be sold AP via Denver Post / David Koenig

Oil hits record above $56 CNN

Dollar falls as US deficit widens FT / Steve Johnson

Fidelity creating new firm for institutional clients AP via USA Today

Bear Stearns 1Q Profit Beats Expectations AP via Forbes

J.P. Morgan settles for $2 billion CNN / Krysten Crawford

Germany: Deutsche Bank faces critics at home BBC News / Louise Cooper

Bush Names Kevin Martin New FCC Chairman AP via Forbes

Bush Says Accounts Will Enhance Social Security Bloomberg / Brendan Murray

Bush nominates Kevin Martin new FCC chairman LA Times via South Florida Sun Sentinel / Jube Shiver, Jr.

Senate votes to open wildlife refuge to drilling AP via Houston Chronicle

Effort increase Amtrak's funding fails to pass Senate AP via South Florida Sun Sentinel

Trade deficit hits record in '04 AP via Dallas Morning News

WA: Job market grows — from bottom up Seattle Times / Shirleen Holt

Emerging Market Stocks, Bonds, Currencies Fall on Risk Concerns Bloomberg / Andrew J. Barden

UK unemployment total increases BBC News

Hey, big spender CBS Marketwatch / Dr. Irwin Kellner

Industrial Production and Capacity Utilization Federal Reserve Board

New Housing Units Started in The United States U.S. Census Bureau

PA: American dream, Pa. nightmare Philadelphia Inquirer / Joseph N. DiStefano

CA: New high in depth of winter Orange County Register / Jeff Collins and Hang Nguyen

US Treasuries win safe-haven reprieve on GM woes Reuters / Wayne Cole

Japan May Name Calyon Primary Bond Dealer to Raise Debt Demand Bloomberg / Chris Cooper

S&P revises GM's outlook to negative from stable Reuters

Drilling in refuge expected Houston Chronicle / David Ivanovich

Oil drops below $55 after OPEC move CBS Marketwatch / Steve Goldstein & Lisa Sanders

OPEC OKs 500K Barrel Daily Output Boost AP via Orlando Sentinel / George Jahn

Ebbers claimed he didn't get it, but jury did Baltimore Sun / Jay Hancock

Deaf Dumb and Guilty NY Post / John Crudele

Plane Chutzpah NY Post / Richard Wilner

Revenge of the Nerds: Accountants Cook CEOs NY Post / Richard Wilner

GM warns of 1Q loss CNN

Crunch Time In Detroit Forbes / Jerry Flint

Ebbers: What It Means And What It Doesn't Forbes / Dan Ackman

MD: House bill targets people with money, no health plan Baltimore Sun / M. William Salganik

NY: Newsday Circulation Drop Continues NY Post / Holly M. Sanders

CA: State gas prices leap 8 cents in one week San Francisco Chronicle / David R. Baker

Bush to Recommend Wolfowitz for World Bank AP via Baltimore Sun / Jeannine Aversa

Brazil to Raise Benchmark Rate for Seventh Time Since September Bloomberg / Carlos Caminada

Skilled help hard to find in China IHT / Thomas Fuller

Score One for Good Guys on Muni Ban of Consultants Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

Wall Street CEOs Play Catch-Up With Each Other Bloomberg / Graef Crystal

BOJ Holds Rates at Almost Zero, Keeps Reserve Target Bloomberg / Mayumi Otsuma

UK: Drilling for Oil? Start Prospecting in London Bloomberg / Matthew Lynn

OPEC Weighing Oil Production Increases NY Times / Jad Mouawad

OPEC Near an Agreement to Boost Oil Production Bloomberg / Dania Saadi

Even Buffett Can't Avoid Dark Clouds Settling Over Insurance Industry NY Times / Joseph B. Treaster

Pentagon 'hid' damning Halliburton audit Guardian via Google News / Suzanne Goldenberg

'01 Tax Cuts Were Justified, Greenspan Maintains Washington Post / Nell Henderson

Fed chief relied on 'wrong' forecast Bloomberg via Minneapolis Star Tribune / Craig Torres

Gambling on Granville CBS Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

Pinochet Held 125 Accounts in U.S. Banks, Report Says NY Times / Eric Dash

Taiwan: We're fed up with France Taipei Times / Tom Powell

The Yield Trap Clif Droke Market Analysis via Safehaven / Clif Droke

UK: 'Million factory jobs lost' under Labour Independent / Philip Thornton

NZ: Are We As Rich As We Feel? Scoop

Guggenheim May Paint Hong Kong With Red Ink Bloomberg / William Pesek Jr.

BOJ Will Probably Keep Rates at Almost Zero Today, Survey Shows Bloomberg / Mayumi Otsuma


The perplexity of oil CNN / Kathleen Hays

WI: State unemployment edges higher Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / Joel DResang

Banking On A Bureaucrat Forbes

Cuba revalues peso 7 percent against dollar Reuters / Marc Frank

Builders banking on bubble Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Greenspan, Snow to testify on GSEs in April Reuters

Riches to Rags Daily Reckoning / Byron King

Once-scorned bread makes upscale comeback USA Today via 1st Headlines / Bruce Horovitz

Prospering in a Globalized Economy IMF / Rodrigo de Rato

Canada: Foreigners buy up bonds Globe and Mail / Tavia Grant

UBS asset management arm nearly doubles institutional fund inflows Investment and Pensions Europe

EU braces for crunch talks on budget pact AFP via EU Business

Consultant warns of hedge fund ‘contagion’ Investment and Pensions Europe

Mortgage rates still climbing Washington Business Journal / Jeff Clabaugh

Goodyear quarter, year end in black Akron Beacon Journal / John Russell

Full Speed Ahead in 2005 Business Week via MSNBC / Michael Englund and Rick MacDonald

OPEC Speaks, Nobody Listens Business Week via MSNBC / Stanley Reed

Oil prices soar to another new high AP via The State / Brad Foss

Oil prices hit new record highs: New York crude at 57.50 dollars AFP via Turkish Press

Why Bankers Are Like Dogs Slate / Daniel Gross

Fidelity gets aggressive Boston Herald / Jay Fitzgerald

Illinois: Land of Scrap Tires? Chicago Tribune / Ted Gregory

Fed debt levels not unprecedented CBS Marketwatch / Peter Brimelow

Bush Selects Congressman to Be U.S. Trade Representative NY Times / Elizabeth Becker

College loan rates to go up San Francisco Chronicle / Kathleen Pender

The best fund managers of 2005 Business Week via MSNBC

Flight to quality lifts US Treasuries FT / Jennifer Hughes, Joanna Chung and Philip Stafford

GM fears junk rating after alert on profits Guardian / Mark Milner

GM's debt rating a real clunker Boston Herald / John Strahinich

China: Putting things in order The Economist

UK: Did I get away with it? The Economist

The Economist metals index The Economist

Not exactly major league The Economist

A billion air travelers in 2015: Will there be enough room for them all? AP via South Florida Sun Sentinel / Leslie Miller

EchoStar reports surge in profits AP via Denver Post

Ford's Turn to Laugh at GM Won't Be Best or Last Bloomberg / Doron Levin

NY: Home sales rise a bit, but prices slip Buffalo News / Matt Glynn

U.S. Treasuries Increase on Emerging Markets, Philadelphia Fed Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton

Morgan Stanley, Goldman Earnings Fueled by Trading Bloomberg / Margaret Popper and Adrian Cox

Oil's Rise Shows No Sign of Slowing LA Times / James F. Peltz and Nicholas Riccardi

Putting Politics In Your Economics Pimco / Paul McCulley

The Liquidity Trap, the Real Balance Effect, and the Friedman Rule Federal Reserve Bank of Boston / Peter Ireland

Fed may get more aggressive CNN / Paul R. La Monica

Senate Rejects Medicaid Cuts; House Passes Budget Bloomberg / Laura Litvan

More Americans paying taxes with plastic AP via Spartanburg Herald Journal / Eileen Alt Powell

Fed tells Citigroup to delay big mergers Reuters via CNN

The price of oil: What's the limit? Dallas Morning News / Sudeep Reddy

Demand Squeezes Oil Again Forbes / Paul Maidment

OPEC's Control of Oil Prices Eroded by Soaring Demand Bloomberg / Joe Carroll

Qwest: Third Time's No Charm Forbes / David M. Ewalt

Crude prices continue record-breaking run FT / Neil Dennis

Brazil Cancels Sale of Fixed-Rate Bonds Amid Surge in Yields Bloomberg / Elzio Barreto

US Treasuries extend bounce on soft industry data Reuters

Manufacturers Report Slower Growth Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Business Outlook Survey Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Fixed-rate mortgage rates hit seven-month highs Reuters via USA Today

US mortgage delinquencies, foreclosures down in '04 Reuters

Bush Names Portman Trade Representative AP via Forbes

Toys 'R' Us sold for $6.6B CNN /  Parija Bhatnagar

The End Of Toys Forbes / Dan Ackman

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

CA: Up, up and away -- home prices soar San Francisco Chronicle / Carolyn Said

The central bank takes stock The Economist

Oil tops $57 for 1st time Reuters via CNN

WorldCom’s cowboy bites the dust The Economist

Qwest raises offer to acquire MCI AP via Baltimore Sun / Bruce Meyerson

Germany: Schroeder unveils key tax reforms BBC News

Fed Will Stay With `Measured' Rate Increase Bloomberg / John M. Berry

Bond Bears Worry the Picnic Rug Will Get Pulled Bloomberg / Mark Gilbert

Interest Rate Markets - A Profound Change Institutional Advisors via Safehaven / Bob Hoye

Americans Save So Little, but What Can Be Done to Change That? NY Times / Robert H. Frank

Wolfowitz at World Bank: a bumpy ride? Christian Science Monitor / Howard LaFranchi and David R. Francis

EU: No euro assessment this year: British finance minister AFP via EU Business

China's Central Bank Raises Interest Rate on Mortgages NY Times / Keith Bradsher

UK: Mixed news on jobs overshadows budget Guardian / Mark Tran

UK: The good and the bad of Chancellor Brown Independent / Philip Thornton

UK: The Budget speech This is Money - This is London

UK: 'A budget for hard-working families and pensioners' Guardian / Matthew Tempest

UK: Has Brown delivered? This is Money - This is London

UK: Bonanza from North Sea oil swells Independent / Roger Trapp

Supply worries force oil prices to new high Telegraph / David Litterick

Oil prices at fresh highs despite Opec boost to output Independent / James Daley

Britain's Brown trumpets strong economy IHT / Daniel Altman

In France, targeting economic policies IHT / James Kanter

As Americans spend, U.S. deficit hits a record NY Times via IHT / Edmund L. Andrews and Elizabeth Becker

Republican Skilled in Art of the Deal Is Elevated to F.C.C. Chairman NY Times / Stephen Labaton

Oil Surges to a Record on Concern Demand Is Outpacing Supply Bloomberg / Gavin Evans

Dollar May Drop on View Rising Oil Prices to Boost U.S. Deficit Bloomberg / Taizo Hirose 


CSFB Treasury Pros Join HSBC Bondweek / Olivia Thetgyi

J.P. Morgan Sales Head Exits For BofA Bondweek

NY: Fitch again cuts county's bond rating Buffalo Business Journal

Opec struggles to contain the beast within FT / Kevin Morrison

The CEO-English Phrasebook Slate / Daniel Gross

Wall Street Over a Barrel / Donald Luskin

The tax that ate your deductions Philadelphia Inquirer / Andrew Cassel

Do CFOs Require Babysitting? / Lisa Yoon

FedEx says its board adopts 'poison-pill' policy CBS Marketwatch

Wolf at the door? BBC News / Mary Hennock

IMF chief: High oil prices to continue AP via Philadelphia Inquirer / Ashok Sharma

Signs Of Media Devolution Forbes / Dan Ackman

Asset switch props up dollar FT / Steve Johnson

G20 hold trade and subsidy talks BBC News / Mark Gregory

Germany: Schroeder in battle for jobs BBC News / Tristana Moore

Deficit Disorders Daily Reckoning / Bill Bonner

PA: Philadelphia Corruption Trial Has Sharpton Cameo Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

Fed to stick to path in 'word and deed' CBS Marketwatch / Greg Robb

Empowering Communities, Attracting Development Capital, and Creating Opportunities Federal Reserve Board / Alan Greenspan

Greenspan: More Development Data Needed AP via Baltimore Sun / Jeannine Aversa

How are individuals affected when the Federal Reserve raises interest rates? CNN / Walter Updegrave

Wall Street's mum on Social Security Newsday / Tami Luhby

UK market unruffled by 50-year bond plan FT / Joanna Chung

Argentina to Sell Bonds `Within Weeks' to Pay Maturing Debt Bloomberg / Daniel Helft and Eliana Raszewski

Hooters issues bonds CNN

Dollar Rises Against Euro as U.S. Yield Advantage Boosts Demand Bloomberg / Vivianne Rodrigues

US Treasuries turn lower, old fears resurface Reuters

Treasuries Fall as Import Prices Rise, Emerging Markets Gain Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton

Oil, interest rates a 1-2 punch? CNN / Chris Isidore

CA: Analyst disputes bubble bursting Fresno Bee / Sanford Nax

CA: New Low for Late Mortgage Payments LA Times / Annette Haddad

The Consumption Tax: A Critique Ludwig von Mises Institute / Murray N. Rothbard

UK: Mortgage lending 'flat' in February Guardian

U.S. Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index Fell to 92.9 in March Bloomberg / Robert Willis

Treasury Secretary Greenspan Has Nice Ring to It Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

Castro angry over Forbes listing Reuters via CNN

The World's Richest People Royals & Rulers Forbes / Lea Goldman

UK: Who wants to be a bondsman? Telegraph / Neil Collins

Did Qwest Use Fraud to Arrange a Disastrous Merger With U S West? NY Times / Floyd Norris

Silver lining to Dow's decline CBS Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

Can anyone stop the rise in oil prices? Christian Science Monitor / Ron Scherer

Oil Falls From Record Price on Second-Quarter Supply Outlook Bloomberg via Google News / Gavin Evans

High oil prices fail to lift oil stock BBC News / Jamie Robertson

Slovakia, once a laggard, moves ahead on euro adoption IHT / Carter Dougherty

Germany: Schröder's tax cuts may not be enough IHT / Carter Dougherty

Australian Dollar Heads for Weekly Gain on Commodity Strength Bloomberg / Chris Young

Dollar Heads for Weekly Gain as Investors Shun Emerging Markets Bloomberg / John Brinsley

General Motors Needs a Pit Stop to Brake Slide Bloomberg / Mark Gilbert



The U.S. Dollar's Days as the World's Reserve Currency are Numbered Euro Pacific via Safehaven / Peter Schiff

The New Retirement Model Thoughts From The Frontline via Safehaven / John Mauldin

Why Save Social Security? Revisited Lew Rockwell / Jacob G. Hornberger

Lifting the Lid: Many Companies Called to Accounting Carpet Reuters / Brendan Intindola

Wolfowitz says he won't impose US agenda on bank Reuters / Carol Giacomo and Lesley Wroughton

Fix-it-up fight: Home Depot vs. Lowe's Dallas Morning News / Will Deener

Quarter-point hike inevitable, economists say CBS Marketwatch

Stocks seen pressured next week CBS Marketwatch / Leslie Wines

CA: Many new positions tied to housing market San Diego Union Tribune / Dean Calbreath

CT: Area Home Sales Slow, But Price Surge Goes On Hartford Courant / Kenneth R. Gosselin

Mexico: Experts air worries on Mexican economy San Diego Union Tribune / Diane Lindquist

Brown faces embarrassment of Budget overspend Scotsman / David Black

Japan's Bonds Have First Back-to-Back Weekly Gain Since January Bloomberg / Chris Cooper

Nursing home population younger, more disabled Cincinnati Business Courier

China: Taking home an MBA San Francisco Chronicle / Yu Ning

Wolfowitz tries to reassure World Bank board Washington Times / Patrice Hill

Oil Wealth Wasting Away in Indonesia NY Times / Keith Bradsher

Rising oil an economic worry, Cheney says MSNBC

CA: Businesses' Big-Ticket Purchases Raise Hopes LA Times / Tom Petruno

Being above it all is no longer a viable defense Guardian / Edmond Warner

Loan keeps Winn-Dixie open Bloomberg via South Florida Sun Sentinel / Tom Becker

GM: What's next? Washington Times / Sarah Karush

Google faces copyright suit Reuters via CNN

Consumer Confidence Running Out of Gas NY Post / Suzanne McGee

CA: 'Flipping' of O.C. real estate seems to be hitting the wall Orange County Register / Hang Nguyen

IL: Land values turn grain belt into money belt Chicago Tribune / Greg Burns


Corridors of Power - The Wolfowitz factor UPI via Insight on The News / Roland Flamini

Insiders selling at rapid pace Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Blockbuster pausing merger plans? Dallas Morning News / Maria Halkias

EU reaches budget deficit deal Reuters via CNN and Google News

Betting Against the Dollar (If You Dare) Wall Street Journal / Craig Karmin

Canadian Trusts Head to U.S. for Oil and Gas Reuters / Caroline Hunter

Gold prices rise, stir interest in mines AP via Beaufort Gazette / Joseph B. Frazier

Owners of savings bonds may see trouble ahead Bradenton Herald / Larry Rubenstein

Oil becoming an obsession Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

White House Studies $4 Gallon ‘Nightmare’ Scenario Drudge Report

GM rating reprieve: Will it help? CBS Marketwatch / Rachel Koning

U.S. Relying More on Foreign Investors AP via Baltimore Sun / Jeannine Aversa

US, Germany, France and UK face junk debt status FT / Päivi Munter

Clearer inflation picture coming this week AP via Miami Herald / Michael J. Martinez

Bloomberg chairman says sale not imminent Reuters via MSNBC and 1st Headlines

Bubble troubles make it difficult to tell a bear St. Louis Post Dispatch / David Nicklaus

Vendors cheered by Toys R Us buyout AP via Morning Call / Anne D'Innocenzio

'Disneywar': The Mickey Mouse Club NY Times / John Leonard

China: The dragon awakes San Diego Union Tribune / Dean Calbreath

U.S., Europe criticize yuan as an unfair trade weapon San Diego Union Tribune / Dean Calbreath

A Slowdown in the Homebuilding Sector? Clif Droke Market Analysis via Safehaven / Clif Droke

Fed to raise U.S. rates again, eyeing inflation Reuters / Glenn Somerville

Americans Flock to Luxury as Mass Affluence Grows Reuters / Martha Graybow

Consumer, Producer Prices Up in February: U.S. Economy Preview Bloomberg / Carlos Torres

Ownership society and Medicaid are an unlikely match Orlando Sentinel / Charles Stein

Boomers, are you ready? Raleigh News and Observer / Amy Martinez

Gas soars 13 cents a gallon CNN

OH: And next, TV over your home phone line Cincinnati Enquirer / James Pilcher

GM to cut white-collar jobs – report CBS Marketwatch / Heather Wilson

Climate of corporate scandals Denver Post / Aldo Svaldi

Beaten down, but not necessarily out San Francisco Chronicle / Harry Domash

Web vs. papers: It's classified Reuters via CNN

Survey says: Most studies meaningless Denver Post / Al Lewis

UK: Cost of borrowing forecast to inch up Mail on Sunday - This is London

EU Agrees on German-Led Bid to Ease Deficit Rules, Spur Growth Bloomberg / James G. Neuger

Waiting for the word CNN / Alexandra Twin

Market waits, watches as Fed considers next interest rate hike Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Gregory M. Drahuschak

Fed sifts for evidence of unfair loan rates LA Times  

Time's up: Kmart, Sears have to prove the skeptics wrong Chicago Tribune / Beck Yerak

Market appears overvalued, analysis finds Universal Press via Orange County Register / Brendan Boyd

NY: Retailers may see slower sales Spartanburg Herald Journal

Bankruptcy Proposal Could Be Tough on Consumers LA Times / Katy Kristof

One-Size Bankruptcy Reform Doesn't Fit All Hartford Courant / Dan Haar

The SBA Is Leaner but Not Meaner LA Times / James Flanigan

Analysis: Despite market's history, stocks are still a gamble St. Petersburg Times via Seattle Post Intelligencer / Helen Huntley

CA: Maguire's sky high on O.C. real estate Orange County Register / Jonathan Lansner

CA: Hotter than Beverly Hills 90210 LA Times / Darrell Satzman

MD: Home costs go north Baltimore Sun / Jamie Smith Hopkins

IL: Developer seeks record price for midsize building Chicago Tribune / William Sluis

CA: An Economy That Knows No Borders LA Times / Marla Dickerson and Evelyn Iritani

Bye, Bye, Bar Codes Hartford Courant / Paul Marks

Dutch: Why just Wolfowitz? Reuters via CNN

Brown urges US to consult on Wolfowitz nomination FT / James Blitz

Korea: Double-dip Concerns Looming Over Economy Korea Times / Kim Jae-kyoung

Korea: Economic Bodies Face Dilemma in Bolstering Ties With Japan Korea Times / Kim Sung-jin

Germany: Tax earthquake rocks Germany Scotsman / Bill Jamieson

'Neutral' Isn't So Easy to Define NY Times

Don't Worry About the Fed. Oil? That's Another Story. NY Times

Mergers: Fair Should Be Fair NY Times / Andrew Ross Sorkin

What? They Never Heard of WorldCom? NY Times / Gretchen Morgenson

Bankruptcy's Next Chapter Washington Post / Kathleen Day and Caroline E. Mayer

Social Security as Dramamine NY Times / Daniel Gross

The Company He Keeps (for Now) NY Times / Timothy L. O’Brien

Number of older workers is increasing USA Today via Arizona Republic Sue Kirchhoff

UK: Brown's Budget maths 'flaky', claim analysts Guardian - Observer / Heather Stewart


Allure of swap options increases FT / Charles Batchelor

Fed likely to hike rates another quarter-point MSNBC / Martin Wolk

Fed Increases Prompt Probe for Weak Links Wall Street Journal via Hartford Courant / Greg Ip

TBMA Submits Testimony to President’s Advisory Panel on Tax Reform pdf Bond Market Association

GM may not have a way out Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Vanguard to bundle active funds CBS Marketwatch / John Spence

Real estate fueled Kmart takeover of Sears Chicago Sun Times / Sandra Guy

Treasury's Taylor to resign April 22 CBS Marketwatch / Robert Schroeder

Top US Treasury official resigns AFP via Turkish Press

A Harvard Fantasy Slate / Daniel Gross

Canada: Cost of living remains key to Bank of Canada rate decisions: Dodge CP via and Financial Post

Wolfowitz seems set for World Bank job Reuters

An agenda for Wolfowitz UPI via Insight on The News / Martin Crutsinger

Growth forecast for China economy increased to 8 per cent Evening News via Scotsman

Asia Rushes to Euros Daily Pfennig via Daily Reckoning / Chris Gaffney

"Mass affluent" help keep precious metals market ticking Platinum Today via Kitco

Germany: Taxing times The Economist

S. Korea economy grows 4.6 percent in 2004 AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer

Canada Case Shows Inflation Target Works, Dodge Says Bloomberg / Alexandre Deslongchamps

The Deficit: The Sky May Not Be Falling Business Week via MSNBC / Rich Miller

Look Both Ways: Unreal-Estate Numbers / Ed Zwirn

NC: So you want to be a real estate tycoon? Charlotte Observer / Amy Baldwin

CA: Housing agency, bank settle Sacramento Bee / Andrew McIntosh

Surging Gasoline Prices Not Slowing Demand AP via Newsday / Brad Foss

Five Dozen Companies Seek Filing Delay / Stephen Taub

It's Spring. Beware of the Bears Business Week via MSNBC / Amey Stone

Uncle Sam to hire private agencies for some tax collections Baltimore Sun via Orlando Sentinel / Melissa Harris

WI: Metal workers expect decline in orders Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / Rick Barrett

Canada: Dodge Says Rates to Rise, Higher Dollar `Appropriate' Bloomberg / Greg Quinn

Crude lower on talk of new output rise FT / Kevin Morrison

Canada: Inflation Targeting: A Canadian Perspective Bank of Canada / David Dodge

Government bonds quiet ahead of Fed FT / Jennifer Hughes and Joanna Chung

GM's Rising Bond Yields May Hurt Corporate Borrowers Bloomberg / John Dooley and David Russell

Accounts Added On to Social Security May Not Be Viable Sum LA Times / Ronald Brownstein

Nacchio might use the Ebbers defense Denver Post / Tom McGhee

The News Is Big. It's the Papers That Are Getting Small NY Times / Katharine Q. Seelye

Qwest Says MCI Not Discussing Bid Further Reuters via Google News

With mixed feelings, France dismantles 35-hour work week South Florida Sun Sentinel / Laurence Frost

Schröder backs Wolfowitz for World Bank FT / Andrew Balls and Bertrand Benoit

Where Will Wolfowitz Take World Bank? Forbes / Oxford Analytica

US bank stocks fall amid rate worries Reuters

CDs Vs. Money Market Accounts Forbes / Scott Reeves

Investment Banks Are Too Dependent on Hedge Funds Bloomberg / Matthew Lynn

Stuck in a funk CNN

Small-business loans edge higher Orange County Register / Jan Norman

State tax revenues grew by 7.8 percent in the last quarter of 2004 / Kathleen Hunter

Hot Stats—Maquiladora Employment Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

NASD Analyst Rules Put Investors on Murky Trail Bloomberg / Susan Antilla

Dollar Rises; Hong Kong Policy Maker Sees Risk in Rush to Euros Bloomberg / Mark Tannenbaum

Arizona Sounds Water Alarm LA Times / Marc Lifsher

Fed may get more aggressive CNN / Paul R. La Monica

Dollar rises ahead of Fed meeting FT / Steve Johnson

A brave new oily world CNN / Kathleen Hays

US Treasuries drift off before Fed, inflation test Reuters

Household debt at historical high CBS Marketwatch / Peter Brimelow

Markets worry too much about oil price risks Independent / Stephen King

Deficit bigger risk than terrorism-US businesses Reuters

EU ministers finalise euro deal BBC News

UK: Banks face call for credit card curbs Independent / Michael Harrison

Fed Reconsiders `Measured' Pace as Inflation Pressures Mount Bloomberg / Art Pine

Financial advisers say ETFs allow focus on big picture CBS Marketwatch / John Spence

Banks, Ogling $1 Trillion in Hedge Funds, Boost Prime Brokerage Bloomberg / Michael Peltz

S&P makes a dramatic move USA Today via 1st Headlines / Matt Krantz

Amtrak could be facing the end of the line Independent / Katherine Griffiths

U.S. Notes May Rise; Fed Seen Keeping `Measured' Pace Bloomberg / Joshua Krongold

Japan's Borrowing Costs May Stay at 13-Year Low at Bond Sale Bloomberg / Steve Rothwell

Fed's watchers on alert for policy language changes FT via Google News / Andrew Balls

Will Fed change its message? China Post via Google News / Rob Lever

UK first in Europe for contributions Telegraph / George Trefgarne

WTO caves in to China's demands Taipei Times

Russia: Industrial Output Picks Up Reuters via Moscow Times / Meg Clothier

Euro Weakens Before Fed Meeting Tomorrow: World's Biggest Mover Bloomberg / John Brinsley

Ask Jeeves Inc. to Be Bought for $2 Billion NY Times / Geraldine Fabrikant

Saudi 'overspending keeps oil price high' London Times / Carl Mortished

The uneven burden of money's higher cost Christian Science Monitor / Ron Scherer

Waking up to price pressure US News and World Report / Paul J. Lim

Sure, you can buy it. But can you afford to drive it? Christian Science Monitor / Clayton Collins

Why some budget cuts get less attention Christian Science Monitor / David R. Francis

Scandal fallout: tougher evaluation of CEO pay Christian Science Monitor / G. Jeffrey MacDonald

Secret of Thailand's Success? It's the Women Bloomberg / William Pesek Jr.

Australia: America's woes not for locals AAP via Sydney Morning Herald

As China rises, US taps Japan as key Asia ally Christian Science Monitor / Robert Marquand 



Fed feeling inflation pressure Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Social Security holds high stakes for women Journal News / Pamela Brogan

How Does 3% Sound? / Aleksandra Todorova

It is time to free the World Bank FT / Jeffrey Sachs

Walgreen will restate results in accounting change Dow Jones and AP via St. Louis Post Dispatch

US Treasury yields hover just below 9-month highs Reuters

US rate hike won't rip emerging markets-Charlemagne Reuters

Municipal Bonds Can Serve Small Investors AP via ABC News / Meg Richards

NY: High Yields at Ground Zero Bond Buyer / Elizabeth O'Brien

U.S. Savings Bonds Going Electronic AP via Newsday / Martin Crutsinger

TX: Easy cash easy to get behind on Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Partisans Differ Over Economic Outlook Washington Post / Claudia Deane

European Insurers Eye Single-Manager Hedge Funds Alternative Investment News via Institutional Investor

Korea: Jobless Rate Highest in 4 Years Korea Times / Kim Jae-kyoung

U.S. Fed raises rates AP via Toronto Star / Martin Crutsinger

President Summers Gave a Speech Lew Rockwell / Gary North

Borrowers Should Go For Broke Daily Reckoning / Bill Bonner

The Prelude to Default Safehaven / Warren Pollack

GM bond hit as GE Capital ends credit CBS Marketwatch / Rachel Koning

GE denies withdrawing GM loan facility Reuters

What is the Bond Market Telling Us? Daily Reckoning / Paul van Eeden

Qwest, Verizon raise pitch Denver Post / Ross Wehner

Stocks pull back on inflation fears CBS Marketwatch / Susan Lerner

UMB analyst: Fed will keep raising rates St. Louis Business Journal

Fed Spots Inflation / Igor Greenwald

CO: Recovery quickens Rocky Mountain News / Jim Tankersley and David Milstead

OPEC Can Wait 2 Weeks to Decide Output Hike Reuters / Suleiman al-Khalidi

Oil up or down? CBS Marketwatch / Dr. Irwin Kellner

A breakup plan for the U.N. CBS Marketwatch / Thomas Kostigen

Prelude to the Total State Americans for a Free Republic via Safehaven / Nelson Hultberg

China gains diplomatic clout as opinion of U.S. in Pacific Rim weakens San Diego Union Tribune / Dean Calbreath

Fed more concerned about inflation, increases interest rate Knight Ridder / Kevin G. Hall

Fed Raises Rate to 2.75%, Signals More Inflation Risk Bloomberg / Alison Fitzgerald and Craig Torres

Greenspan & Co. hike borrowing costs for seventh straight time MSNBC via 1st Headlines

Fed raises rates again CNN / Paul R. La Monica

Fed Raises Rates as Expected, but Cites Inflation Concern NY Times / Edmund L. Andrews

Fed raises rates a quarter point to 2.75% FT / Andrew Balls

The 'housing bubble' Knight Ridder via The State / Kevin G. Hall

U.S. mortgage rates rise Tuesday –BestInfo Reuters

Treasuries Fall as Fed Raises Rates, Cites Inflation `Pressure' Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton and Vivianne Rodrigues

US Treasuries buckle as FOMC swings at inflation Reuters

Treasuries slide on Fed inflation talk FT / Jennifer Hughes, Joanna Chung and Philip Stafford

Emerging Market Bonds Drop as Fed Signals More Inflation Risk Bloomberg / Andrew J. Barden

FL: Banks check out of supermarkets Orlando Sentinel via South Florida Sun Sentinel / Richard Burnett

Repositioning as rates go up Philadelphia Inquirer / Jeff Brown

FOMC Statement Federal Reserve Board

Measure for measure The Economist

U.S. Treasuries Gain on Speculation Fed Will Keep Measured Pace Bloomberg / Vivianne Rodrigues

Unemployment plateau: Many jobless for longer Arizona Republic / Jonathan J. Higuera

Wrong Way Greenspan Strikes Again NY Post / John Crudele

Dollar’s 10-day rally halts ahead of FOMC FT / Steve Johnson

Homebuyers duck for cover CNN / Sarah Max

Hollywood founder offers to buy stores Dallas Morning News / Maria Halkias

EU: Dodging the difficult stuff The Economist

NAFTA again in focus? Dallas Morning News / Katherine Yung

U.S. February Producer Prices Rise 0.4%; Core Up 0.1% Bloomberg / Joe Richter

Inflation climbs to 3-month high AP via Baltimore Sun / Martin Crutsinger

Reading tea leaves on Social Security Boston Globe / Charles Stein

Commodity Index Sees Biggest Fall in 9 Months Reuters and Bloomberg via LA Times

Pimco's El-Erian Buys Emerging-Market Bond on Decline Bloomberg / Andrew J. Barden

GM Woes Raising Others' Cost of Capital / Stephen Taub

General Motors's Debt Costs Surge as GE Pulls Support Bloomberg / Jon Laycock

FL: Soaring gas prices aren't cutting into Florida tourism AP via South Florida Sun Sentinel / Gary Gentile

CA: A reversal of home fortune Orange County Register / Jonathan Lansner

U.K. inflation at 1.6 percent in February AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer

Finance Job Picture Healthy, Steady / Stephen Taub

Fed's Debate on Inflation Targets May Shape Post-Greenspan Era Bloomberg / Vivien Lou Chen

U.S. Producer Prices Probably Rose 0.3% in February: BN Survey Bloomberg / Joe Richter

Fund Veteran Whitman Says Management Matters Most Bloomberg / Chet Currier

US lawmakers eye oil reserves DPA via Taipei Times

Commodity Prices - Bubble Top or More to Go? Chart Store via Safehaven / Ron Griess

UK: What Can Brown Do For Them? Daily Standard / Irwin Stelzer

UK: Property prices 'overvalued by 20%' Guardian / Rupert Jones

UK: Brown rejects Brussels' secret deal Guardian / Larry Elliott and David Gow

UK: Jamie Oliver will hate it, but chicken nuggets join inflation list Independent / Philip Thornton

China may raise interest rate China View via Xinhua online

China bank robbers: An inside story NY Times via IHT / David Barboza

ECB attacks collapse of spending rules Telegraph / Ambrose Evans-Pritchard

The European Union Has Rules Except When It Doesn't NY Times / Floyd Norris

Russia: Economy Grows 5.2% in February Reuters and Bloomberg via Moscow Times

Similar Résumé, Different Decade NY Times / Elizabeth Becker

A deadline in Italy passes in a bank deal IHT / Eric Sylvers

Dollar Near Two-Week High; Fed May Signal Bigger Rate Increases Bloomberg / Taizo Hirose


U.S. Treasuries stay above 9-month lows in Asia Reuters

The Danger of the Debt Trap Ludwig von Mises Institute / Thorsten Polleit

Investors facing hedge fund “disappointment” Investment and Pensions Europe

TD takes aim at rivals Globe and Mail / Sinclair Stewart

Banking on Soft Ground Rude Awakening via Daily Reckoning / Tom Dyson

Putting Your Assets On The Line Daily Reckoning / Dr. Marc Faber

Builders' sell sign is strong Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Cisco Lowballs Option Charges as Deadline Looms Bloomberg / Graef Crystal

Automakers yanking 0% financing deals USA Today / Chris Woodyard

The New Enrons Slate / Daniel Gross

NY: Deadline Near for Budget, and Fingers Begin to Point NY Times via / Al Baker

NY: Some state tax refunds held back AP via Buffalo News

Most Americans no good at investing USA Today / Adam Shell

Mexico Unexpectedly Increases Rates for 9th Month Bloomberg / Thomas Black

Chile 4th Quarter GDP Grows 7.3%, Fastest in 7 Years Bloomberg / Heather Walsh

Canadian Dollar Falls as Tame Inflation May Keep Bank Rate Low Bloomberg / Michael McDonald

Feb. Commercial Property Sales at 2-Year Low-Report Reuters

NY: Condo craze building in Long Island City NY Daily News / Lore Croghan

S.C. home sales jump in February Knight Ridder via Myrtle Beach Sun News / Tanya Fogg Young

MO: Bankrupt Ultimate Electronics to keep area stores open St. Luis Business Journal

Research and Review Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Crude prices drop nearly $4 a barrel so far this week AP via San Diego Union Tribune / Brad Foss

TD Bank looks forward to green light on mergers but says it's not impatient CP via / Sandra Cordon

MA: Sovereign treats local boss like a king Boston Herald / Brett Arends

No 2004 bonuses for Google billionaires AP via MSNBC

Spotlight hits GM at the wrong time Newsday / Tom Incantalupo

Gasoline on the Fire / Igor Greenwald

Markets see investor exodus AP via Raleigh News and Observer

Can GM Be Saved? / Will Swarts

Rising Rates Won't Spike Housing Market Forbes / Scott Reeves

Global landlords CBS Marketwatch / Barbara Kollmeyer

CA: More Real Estate Investors Believe in Magic in Inner City LA Times / Roger Vincent

When National Security Chokes Global Trade Forbes / Oxford Analytica

Bush Urges an End to Attacks on Plan LA Times / Peter Wallsten

France, Bastion Of Productivity Forbes / Dan Ackman

EU rallies round France to head off constitution crisis AFP via EU Business

EU set to back Wolfowitz for World Bank chief AFP via EU Business

PA: SEC reaches settlements with two investment firms Philadelphia Inquirer / Todd Mason

Which Mutual Fund Company Is the Five-Year Champ? / Russel Kinnel

Many corporate earnings reports still can mislead investors AP via Philadelphia Inquirer / Rachel Beck

CT: Loan Rates Linked To Jobs Hartford Courant / Kenneth R. Gosselin

Stockmarket turnover The Economist

China-Japan: So hard to be friends The Economist

China: A relationship reconsidered The Economist

Punch-up over handouts The Economist

Japan: Shaking up corporate Japan The Economist

EU: What shareholder democracy? The Economist

EU: Are they winning? The Economist

EU: See you in court The Economist

Korea to Pursue Loose Monetary Policy Korea Times / Kim Jae-kyoung

US inflation figures rattle markets FT / Päivi Munter, Jennifer Hughes and Christopher Swann

Fed's `Mixed' Message Suggests In-House Debate, Economists Say Bloomberg / Craig Torres and Alison Fitzgerald

Word games at the Fed CNN / Kathleen Hays

Pixar unveils 2-for-1 stock split Reuters via CNN

Bubbles Abound In a World of Ready Cash Washington Post / Steven Pearlstein

Inflation watch part 2 CNN / Alexandra Twin

CPI posts biggest rise in four months CNN / Chris Isidore

Oil Falls as U.S. Supplies Jump to the Highest Since July 2002 Bloomberg / Mark Shenk

Social Security fund may run out sooner CNN / Jeanne Sahadi

White House to nominate Adams for Treasury post Reuters

US rate futures dive, Fed seen acting on inflation Reuters

U.S., Mexico Talks May Evade Major Issues Newsmax

Sentiment in gold, bond markets at opposite extremes CBS Marketwatch via IBD, and Bond Market Association / Mark Hulbert

MCI board to meet on Qwest bid AP via Beaufort Gazette

U.S. Treasuries Decline After Consumer Price Index Increases Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton

U.S. MBA's Mortgage Applications Index Fell 9.5% Last Week Bloomberg / Joe Richter

Trade deficit overrated as threat to dollar Baltimore Sun / Jay Hancock

German gloom likely to tame ECB hawks FT via Google News / Ralph Atkins

UK: May interest rate rise on the cards Guardian / Mark Tran

The ECB Faces a Fiscal Fight With Its Governments Bloomberg / Matthew Lynn

Oil eases into the $55 range Reuters via CNN

Metals fall as dollar rallies on US rate rise FT / Neil Dennis

CO: Studies: Metro home sales to surge Denver Post / Christine Tatum

Corporate backlash over Sarbanes-Oxley San Francisco Chronicle / Jenny Strasburg

General Motors Discussing Sale of Commercial Mortgage Stake Bloomberg / Jeff Green

Qwest investors bet MCI escapes Denver Post / Will Shanley and Aldo Svaldi

Fed lifts rate, hints of inflation fear Boston Globe / Robert Gavin

Fed Isn't Saying 3.25% Rate Is a Must in May Bloomberg / John M. Berry

Crude Oil Falls a Second Day After Fed Increases Interest Rates Bloomberg / Sri Jegarajah

Interest Rates Once Again Take Center Stage Clif Droke Market Analysis via Safehaven / Clif Droke

How Should The Fed Respond To Energy Prices? Northern Trust via Safehaven / Paul Kasriel

After Bernie, Who's Next? Time / Daren Fonda

U.S. Notes Gain After 10-Year Yield Rises to Highest Since June Bloomberg / Shamim Adam and Nicholas Reynolds

CA: San Francisco's Goldilocks Market NY Times / Terry Pristin

China: Investment Bubble Builds New China NY Times / Joseph Kahn

Fed Again Increases Key Rate By 0.25% Washington Post / Nell Henderson

Fed struggles to maintain 'measured' response Independent / Jeremy Warner

Wolfowitz Gaining Support From EU Nations for World Bank Post Bloomberg / Reed Landberg

EU: US rate rise is bad news for Europe, ABN warns Independent / Michael Jivkov

50-Year Bonds May Help Japan's Global Status Bloomberg / William Pesek Jr.

The EU's 25 shades of capitalism IHT / Daniel Altman

Dollar Near One-Month High After Fed Raises Interest Rates Bloomberg / John Brinsley

Taiwan: NT dollar falls on speculation global funds may sell assets Bloomberg via Taiwan News

Will the Fed get the big stick out? Australian Market Review via Google News 


NV: Prices of new, resale houses take a fall Las Vegas Sun / Jennifer Shubinski

Late payment rate drops as jobs gain Bloomberg via Houston Chronicle / Carlos Torres

The Fed May Be Talking Too Freely Business Week via MSNBC / Rich Miller

A Layman's Guide to Fedspeak Business Week via MSNBC / Kathleen Madigan

30-year mortgages climb above 6% mark Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / Michele Derus

MS: Mortgage rates remain at an all-time low Clarion Ledger / Nell Louter Floyd

Yahoo to buy back 7% of stock AP via Toronto Star

Wall St succumbs to inflation fears FT / Kevin Allison

Canada: Inflation fears hit mortgage market Toronto Star

Labor data need footnotes Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Pension managers need time for swaps – Barclays Investment and Pensions Europe

Troubled Banks: Why Don’t They All Fail pdf FDIC

Deutsche Bank's Ackermann Reiterates 2005 Profit Goal Bloomberg / Elena Logutenkova

FL: Soaring prices may be curbing some home sales Miami Herald / Gregg Fields

TX: Condos galore; any takers? Dallas Morning News / Steve Brown

Higher mortgage rates may cool home market AP via Newsday / Jeannine Aversa

Gold Has Biggest Weekly Drop Since January on Dollar Gain Bloomberg / Pham-Duy Nguyen

KS: Booming times for the industry Wichita Eagle / Phyllis Jacobs Griekspoor

Transcript of a Press Briefing by Thomas C. Dawson IMF

Canada: Budget surplus triples Globe and Mail / Tavia Grant

`Passionate' Wolfowitz Backed by Anwar for World Bank Bloomberg / Kate Mayberry

Half of Calif. Blacks and Latinos Drop Out of School, a New Harvard Study Finds Newsmax

If GM Cut to Junk, Merrill Sees Asset Sales Reuters

Treasuries lower, mark time ahead of long weekend Reuters

More Current-Account Confusion National Review / John Tamny

7-figure bonuses at Level 3 spur criticism as stock falls Denver Post / Will Shanley

The Greatest Job in Business Slate / Michelle Leder

Airlines Are Raising Fares Ever So Gingerly NY Times / Micheline Maynard

Sony's baloney CBS Marketwatch / John C. Dvorak

Agonized ambiguity is annoying CBS Marketwatch / Peter Brimelow

Higher Interest Rates Cast Shadow on Commodities Reuters / Clare Black

Does Oil Really Come in Barrels? Slate / Daniel Engber

Retail money funds fell in latest week AP via Beaufort Gazette

N.C. jobless rates jumps to 5.4 percent Raleigh News and Observer / David Ranii

FL: Gas prices squeezing businesses Fort Myers News Press / Anne Mitchell

MA: Housing highs are holding: Weather alone keep condos, houses on market longer Boston Herald / Jerry Kronenberg

Housing market in Europe skyrockets AP via Beaufort Gazette / Thomas Wagner

The false inflation threat CBS Marketwatch / David Callaway

Vote to up discount rate to 3.75 pct unanimous-Fed Reuters

1994 Revisited Daily Reckoning / Eric J. Fry

UK: Spending slump to keep interest rates on hold Guardian / Ashley Seager

Treasuries settle as holiday mood sets in FT / Jennifer Hughes, Joanna Chung and Philip Stafford

Canadian Indians to Sell Debt, Seek Same Rating as New York Bloomberg / Greg Quinn

Mortgage rates top 6% for the first time in eight months USA Today

Proof You’re Getting Robbed at The Gas Pump NY Post / John Crudele

A buyback binge for tech CNN / Paul R. La Monica

Short positions hit record highs Reuters via CNN

Educating investors isn't easy San Francisco Chronicle / Kathleen Pender

MA: Out on a limb and falling off Boston Globe / Steven Syre

Kmart Completes $12.3B Sears Acquisition AP via Chicago Tribune / Dave Carpenter

Bush to change account formula? CNN

Bush's Social Security Plan Is Losing Support, Pew Poll Shows Bloomberg / Michael Forsythe

Oil prices climb, blast impact downplayed AP via Seattle Times / Brad Foss

Why not control price rise in energy? Seattle Post Intelligencer / Bill Virgin

CA: Mayor pushes downtown plans San Francisco Chronicle / Dan Levy

JPMorgan And The $5 Billion Footnote Forbes / Dan Ackman

Taiwan dollar advances on buying speculations Bloomberg via Taiwan Times

Treasury's Snow - Fed must stay alert on inflation Reuters

U.S. Treasuries inch ahead after tepid data Reuters

GM's Bumpy Ride Forbes / Liz Moyer

Sears-Kmart Merger Poised for Clearance AP via Baltimore Sun / Dave Carpenter

Shareholder revolt bearing fruit Chicago Sun Times / Sandra Guy

U.S. New Home Sales Rose 9.4% in February to 1.226 Million Rate Bloomberg / Victor Epstein

Jobless claims in unexpected rise Reuters via CNN

Inflation Is Busting Out All Over / Stephen Taub

After decade in shadows, inflation's presence is felt Chicago Tribune / Bill Barnhart

Another trading desk employee quits Fidelity Boston Globe / Andrew Caffrey

Soros Found Guilty of Insider Trading by French Court Bloomberg / Gregory Viscusi

Brazil Ready to Lift Rates to Counter Inflation Risk Bloomberg / Carlos Caminada

Price Increases by Companies Start to Stick NY Times / Eduardo Porter

U.S. Durables Orders May Have Risen Last Month, Survey Shows Bloomberg / Courtney Schlisserman

Report Emphasizes Shortfall in Medicare Washington Post / Jonathan Weisman

Medicare May Raise Seniors' Premiums 12% Next Year, Report Says Bloomberg / Kristen Hallam

Wolfowitz Draws Nearer to World Bank Post Washington Post / Paul Blustein

Air China plans bond sale China View

More Help Wanted: Older Workers Please Apply NY Times / Milt Freudenheim

Export Opportunities Aren't Just for the Big Guys NY Times / Mark A. Stein

US firms fined over mutual funds BBC News

Money and Ethics Mix Like Teenagers and Whisky Bloomberg / Mark Gilbert

Dollar Rises to Six-Week High Versus Yen on Fed Rate Outlook Bloomberg / Taizo Hirose 



Right Books, Wrong Time Slate / Daniel Gross

Banking on Trouble Rude Awakening via Daily Reckoning / Chris Mayer

Inflation still far from worrisome levels AP via Island Packet / Meg Richards

U.S. business loans rise in March 16 week, Fed says Reuters

Payrolls taking a back seat CBS Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

Outsourcer rides wave of our future St. Louis Post Dispatch / David Nicklaus

An energy policy that could work CBS Marketwatch / Marshall Loeb

Thompson regrets Medicaid inaction Washington Times / Marguerite Higgins

Fannie Mae facing another lawsuit CBS Marketwatch / Robert Schroeder

Most mutual funds are down in first quarter AP via Dallas Fort Worth Star Telegram / Michael J. Martinez

Trading systems: Show me the money CBS Marketwatch / Chuck Jaffe

BofA Splits Research Groups Bondweek / Olivia Thetgyi

CDO Trio Bolts Deutsche Bank For J.P. Morgan Bondweek

Fifth Fidelity Trader Leaves Amid Probe AP via Newsday / Mark Jewell

GM: It's Worse Than You Thought Forbes / Jerry Flint

Home Sellers Fret As Mortgage Rates Rise AP via Newsday / Harry R. Weber

Easter By The Numbers Forbes / Lacey Rose

Economic Review pdf Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Government Consumption Expenditures and the Current Account pdf Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Trade, Manufacturing Put Mexico Back on Track in 2004 Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

CA: Empire building Orange County Register / Hang Nguyen

TX: Home foreclosures on the rise Dallas Morning News / Steve Brown

FL: New homes fetch top dollar as buyers race interest rates South Florida Sun Sentinel / Alexandra Navarro Clifton

Treasuries Fall as Fed Raises Rate, Indicates Inflation Concern Bloomberg / Vivianne C. Rodrigues and Steve Rothwell

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

What Happens Once the Oil Runs Out? NY Times / Kenneth S. Deffeyes

Sorry, Soros NY Post / Richard Wilner

CA: American Funds, state spar over broker payments Bloomberg via Orange County Register / Matthew Keenan

Qwest ex has no trouble staying "fat" Denver Post / Al Lewis

Greenback's blues not totally bleak Dallas Morning News / Angela Shah

Financial Cad News Fincad

JGB yields at lowest since mid-February FT / Philip Stafford

Easy fix for Social Security San Francisco Chronicle / David Lazarus

Blockbuster says goodbye to Hollywood, drops bid AP via USA Today and 1st Headlines

Underwriting Bonds Moves Into the Political Circle Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

Auction-Rate Securities: Short-Term or Long? / Stephen Taub

Trading Places: Real Estate Instead of Dot-Coms NY Times / Motoko Rich and David Leonhardt

AZ: Commercial vacancies falling Arizona Republic / Glen Cero

Most Funds Falter in a Forgettable First Quarter Bloomberg / Chet Currier

Big Three Lumbering Toward Failure Washington Post / Steven Pearlstein

Deutsche Bank under fire Guardian / David Gow

UK: Bank sits on interest rates before expected election Guardian / Charlotte Moore

Russia: 800 Banks Clear First Hurdle Moscow Times / Alex Fak

Texas explosion raises concerns about aging refineries Christian Science Monitor / Kris Axtman

More Downside to Come? Market via Safehaven / Henry To

Maturing Bear Trend - Are You Listening? Market Listener via Safehaven / Greg Miller

UK: Interest rate rise may be looming Evening Standard via This is London / Jane Padgham

UK: King hedges bets on spending Scotsman / Nick Bevens

UK: Wage pressures threaten inflation target, says King Independent / Philip Thornton

UK: Governor attacks EU budget pact Independent / Philip Thornton

Euro could collapse in reforms, warns King Telegraph / Malcolm Moore

Prudential's Bloomer is ousted over rights issue Independent / James Daley

Dollar Heads for Biggest Winning Week in 11 Against Euro, Yen Bloomberg / John Brinsley

Italy facing economic slowdown IHT / Eric Sylvers

Has capital lost clout in world? NY Times via IHT / Floyd Norris

Asia's Concerns About a Wolfowitz World Bank Bloomberg / William Pesek Jr. 


Audit Fees Surged in 2004 / Stephen Taub

Eurozone road easier for eastern Europe after pact reform AFP via EU Bsuiness

Oil could become obsolete Dallas Morning News / Scott Burns

$2, like it or not Houston Chronicle / Lynn J. Cook

Weak dollar helps fuel foreigners' purchase of U.S. property AP via The State / Mike Schneider

FL: Rising rates fail to ignite home-buying stampede Orlando Sentinel / Jack Snyder

Wall Street gears up for jobs CNN / Alexandra Twin

Celebrating 60 and two decades of worldwide growth Independent / Damian Reece

Australia: Swimming in debt, but we're not drowning Sydney Morning Herald / Matt Wade

Wolfowitz builds key World Bank support Globe and Mail / Barrie McKenna

Homeowners in 'bubble' markets pay mortgages on time, study says Washington Post via Minneapolis Star Tribune / Kenneth Harney

Record gas prices have some weighing smaller cars Houston Chronicle / Purva Patel

WY: Despite high prices, Wyoming oil industry not booming AP via Denver Post

Prices may not match inflation Minneapolis Star Tribune via Orange County Register / Mike Meyers

Inflation still far from worrisome levels AP via Seattle Times / Meg Richards

CA: 4-week median O.C. home price hits $562,000 Orange County Register / Hang Nguyen

Blockbust-ed NY Post / Holly M. Sanders

"Neutron Jack" on love, perks AP via Seattle Times

Krispy Kreme: Lenders push back credit default date AP via Chicago Tribune

Morgan Hikes Ron Reserves NY Post

Dollar Has Largest Weekly Gain in 11 Against Both Euro and Yen Bloomberg / John Brinsley and Joshua Krongold



Bankruptcy changes will make slaves of businesspeople St. Louis Post Dispatch / Norman W. Pressman

Bumpy road ahead for stock investors? USA Today / Adam Shell

Short positions set record, but data may be week's highlight Philadelphia Inquirer / Gregory M. Drahuschak

'Bubble bears' say a number of homes are sure to be lost Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

India's tech elite thrive at home and in the U.S. Dallas Morning News / Jim Landers

SC: Charleston economy powers rest of state The State / Jim DuPlessis

Dollar Higher Against Yen in Asia Trading AP via Newsday

Pre-earnings notices could shake vulnerable market Dallas Morning News / Will Deener

Business Sees Gain In GOP Takeover Washington Post / Jim VandeHei

IRS may want share of money from eBay sales AP via USA Today and 1st Headlines

Consumers take gas-price hike in stride CBS Marketwatch / Jennifer Waters

Missouri seems too stingy to be slick on luring jobs St. Louis Post Dispatch / David Nicklaus

NE: Omaha boom doesn't extend to job growth Omaha World Herald

FL: Homebuying opportunities increasing for Hispanics South Florida Sun Sentinel / Sandra Hernandez

Bonds Washington Post / Nell Henderson

Bank of China typist charged with embezzling $6 million AP via CP and

Push for Wolfowitz counterweight at World Bank FT / Andrew Balls, Martin Arnold and George Parker

Schröder calls for investment in Germany FT / Ralph Atkins and George Parker

Traditional pensions vanishing Arizona Republic / Russ Wiles

Online mergers are hot again San Francisco Chronicle / Verne Kopytoff

The battle to be the fastest fetcher on the Web Newsday / Richard J. Dalton Jr.

Inflation is coming, but is the economy strong enough? AP via San Diego Union Tribune / Michael J. Martinez

OPEC bides time to hike output quotas further Reuters via San Diego Union Tribune

Greenspan’s Wake-Up Call Rings Bells NY Post / Terry Keenan

Rates Start to Weigh on Investors LA Times / Tom Petruno

Employment Rises, Spending Rebounds: U.S. Economy Preview Bloomberg / Carlos Torres

Seven deadly sins turn out to be costly vices, too Morning Call

Cashing in on foreign currency San Francisco Chronicle / David Lazarus

All Kinds Cotton to Commodities NY Post / Roberta C. Yafie

As Prices Spurt up, Slicksters Flock to Oil NY Post / Nick Godt

Putting Stock in Property LA Times / David Streitfeld

Rent vs. Buy Becomes a Closer Contest Wall Street Journal / Ruth Simon and Ray A. Smith

CA: Tech flop no sweat for O.C. Orange County Register / Jonathan Lansner

Kmart-Sears: Vote close, merger partners aren't Chicago Tribune / William Sluis

DOW Gets Big NY Post / Greg Clarkin

Cash Accounts Rebound Wall Street Journal

Perelman Strikes a Blow Vs. Stanley NY Post / Dinae Hess

All bark, no bite? Orange County Register / James B. Kelleher

Who Has Other Ideas For Social Security? Wall Street Journal / Jackie Calmes

'Wall Street Week' occasionally splatted like a Lou Rukeyser pun but mostly got it right Baltimore Sun / Jay Hancock

Don't pick on America, blame the financial flashmob Independent / Mark Tinker

Oh what a lovely war on terror it's been for Halliburton Independent / Katherine Griffiths

How high will US interest rates go? Telegraph / Roger Bootle

Fear of inflation has been blown out of all proportion Scotsman / Joe Lauria

UK: Super-rich hide trillions offshore Guardian – Observer / Nick Mathiason

Buckle Up for the Dollar's Ride NY Times / Daniel Altman

If I Only Had a Hedge Fund NY Times / Jenny Anderson and Riva D. Atlas

Youth Is Fleeting, But Debt Isn't Washington Post / Michelle Singletary

Now Playing: The Incredible Shrinking Giants NY Times / Conrad De Aenlle

Lo! A White Knight! So Why Isn't the Market Cheering? CBS Marketwatch via NY Times / Mark Hulbert 



Bet on the cards that are showing CBS Marketwatch / Tomi Kilgore

Caught in the Fed's inflation trap MSNBC via Fiend’s SuperBear Page / Bill Fleckenstein

Alan's perilous poker game UPI via Washington Times / Ian Cambell

Snow: Higher payroll taxes would hurt US economy Reuters / Laura MacInnis

Waiting on the Data Daily Pfennig via Daily Reckoning / Chris Gaffney

Strong Greenback Obscures Canadian Dollar's Rise Reuters / Cameron French

Microsoft and EU reach agreement BBC News

Inflation worries overdone: Smith Barney Globe and Mail / Angela Barnes

Funds: the Treacherous Hunt for Yield Reuters / Linda Stern

Hedge funds are risky for new investors Akron Beacon Journal / Kathleen Lynn

Vanguard funds are big buyers of firm's ETFs CBS Marketwatch / John Spence

Will rally in dollar hold on? Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

It's flat-out time to chuck tax code Dallas Morning News / Scott Burns

China: Petroleum demand to rise 10 percent AP via Beaufort Gazette / Elaine Kurtenbach

SC: MB ranks in top 100 for home-price appreciation Myrtle Beach Sun News / Jenny Burns

Failed Blockuster bid gets mixed Street reaction Dallas Morning News / Maria Halkias

Investors flee emerging and high-yield funds—EPFR Reuters / Mark McSherry

Crude futures decline on profit-taking AP via Seattle Times / Brad Foss

Qwest Issues Deadline for MCI Buyout Offer AP via Forbes

Honeymoon short for Sears, Kmart marriage Chicago Tribune / Becky Yerak

Nasdaq to enable customers to trade NYSE stocks Reuters via USA Today

Bearish tone persists among Treasuries FT / Jennifer Hughes and Philip Stafford

Treasuries Fall on Rate Increase Concern: World's Biggest Mover Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton

Comcast, Time Warner Bonds May Benefit From GM Woes Bloomberg / David Russell

Treasuries Fall on Concern Size of Rate Increases Will Increase Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton

US Treasuries under pressure before auction. data Reuters

Rule No. 15: Don't Forget Bonds The Street via and / James J. Cramer

Crude Oil Declines as Worldwide Supply Grows Faster Than Demand Bloomberg via Google News / Joe Carroll

AZ: Home buyers find bargains on fringes Arizona Republic / Catherine Reagor Burrough

GM’s Flip is a Flop NY Post / Christopher Byron

Look Both Ways: Why the Price Is Right / Ed Zwirn

Revenge Of the Suits Forbes / Brett Pulley with Matthew Miller

Another Personal Coup for Gillette CEO Kilts Bloomberg / David Pauly

Sungard sold for a record figure BBC News

Walgreen earnings up on strong pharmacy sales AP via Philadelphia Inquirer

EU: Lunchers lurch behind lean, mean machine Guardian / Larry Elliott

ECB warns on payments plan Independent / Julia Kollewe

UK: The EU's manufacturing policies are costing us a fortune Telegraph / Patrick Minford

Investigation of Insurance Puts Buffett in a Spotlight NY Times / Tiomothy L. O’Brien

Fiat Debt Slides as GM Rating Concern Triggers Junk Bond Slump Bloomberg / Melanie Bull and Jennifer Ryan

Japan's Bonds May Gain for Fourth Day on View Production Fell Bloomberg / Chris Cooper

Seniors try to get ahead by going in reverse Christian Science Monitor / Jonathan P. Decker

When is enough ... enough? Christian Science Monitor / G. Jeffrey MacDonald

Crude Oil Futures Decline on Reduced Concern About Inventories Bloomberg / Hector Forster

Dollar May Halt Three-Year Drop, Former Japan Policy Chief Says Bloomberg via Google News / Taizo Hirose

Gold May Rise, Spurred by Speculation Inflation Will Accelerate Bloomberg / Choy Leng Yeong

A blend of risks makes dollar's outlook grim IHT / Daniel Altman

Dollar Is Near Six-Week High on View Fed to Raise Rates Faster Bloomberg / Taizo Hirose

Dollar May Add to Biggest Quarterly Gain Versus Euro Since 2001 Bloomberg / Joshua Krongold

U.S. Treasury Note Investors More Bullish After Rise in Yields Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton

Waking up to price pressure repeat US News & World Report Paul J. Lim

Rocks Roil Waves for Korea, Japan Economies Bloomberg / William Pesek Jr. 


Live From Kennett Square, It's John Snow! Forbes / Dan Ackman

Even Stephen Roach Has It Wrong Euro Pacific via Safehaven / Peter Schiff

One more roar over the dollar Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

A Consensus Grows Daily Standard / Irwin Stelzer

Dollar's on roll vs. euro but for just how long? USA Today / Noelle Knox

John W. Snow and William H. Donaldson to Address the Bond Market Association's Annual Meeting BMA

A model for change in Social Security? AP via Akron Beacon Journal / Pam Easton

Qwest to up MCI bid again – report CBS Marketwatch via 1st Headlines

Is the Payroll Tax a Tax? National Review / Kevin A. Hassett

Companies on a borrowing binge The Economist

NY: Post delivers circ mess NY Daily News / Richard T. Pienciak

Disney, Weinsteins to end contract Reuters via CNN

Verizon's Killing Blow Forbes / David M. Ewalt

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

Islamic Development Bank to Issue $1B Bond AP via Forbes

Can Raters Be Regulated? Bond Buyer / Lynn Hume

Bonds rise in quiet trading AP via Beaufort Gazette

PA: State wants laws for lenders Morning Call / Kurt Blumenau

Oil market awaits U.S. inventory report CBS Marketwatch / Lisa Sanders & Kabir Chibber

Waiting on the Numbers Daily Pfennig via Daily Reckoning / Chris Gaffney

Canada: IMF says strong dollar a worry Ottawa Business Journal

Social Security debate lacks youthful zip St. Petersburg Times / Helen Huntley

Korea: Rising Household Debt Clouds Consumer Spending Korea Times / Kim Yon-se

Debt raised by int'l bond market in Q1 slumps CBS Marketwatch

Second thoughts on second homes Philadelphia Inquirer / Jeff Brown

U.S. mortgage rates unchanged Tuesday –BestInfo Reuters

Treasuries firmer after confidence data FT / Jennifer Hughes, Joanna Chung and Philip Stafford

Late-Session Selloff Sends Stocks Sliding AP via Newsday / Michael J. Martinez

Best Buy delays earnings report Reuters via CNN

MCI accepts new $7.6B Verizon bid CNN / Paul R. La Monica

Consumer Confidence Index Dips In March The Conference Board

Fed Policy Looks Different to Long-Term Investors Bloomberg / Chet Currier

More than $250B in taxes went uncollected in 2001 AP via USA Today

What Financing Data Reveal about Dealer Leverage Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Economic Review Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Financial Update Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

CA: High housing costs hurt area recruiting Sacramento Bee / Rachel Osterman

WA: Apartment market booms despite rising rents Washington Times / Tom Ramstack

Strong dollar may be muscling down commodity rally Chicago Tribune / Bill Barnhart

Dollar rally stalls ahead of flood of US data FT / Peter Garnham

Oil Prices Slip, Maintaining Downward Trend AP via Baltimore Sun / George Jahn

Gas prices likely to brake far short of $3 Orange County Register / Diana McCabe

CA: Northern Trust to Pay $21 Million to Settle Claims of Excessive Charges LA Times via Chicago Tribune / E Scott Rackard

Brazil quits loan accord with IMF BBC News

Wasting the Capital Glut Business Week via MSNBC / Christopher Farrell

Watch that lever CBS Marketwatch / Dr. Irwin Kellner

Estimates of elder health costs rising Boston Herald / John Strahinich

Conservatives Splitting on Social Security Washington Post / Jonathan Weisman

Morgan Stanley Promotes Two to President NY Times / Landon Thomas, Jr.

On Wall Street, a Rise in Dismissals Over Ethics NY Times / Landon Thomas, Jr.

Japan: Drawing the Line on Energy NY Times / James Brooke

Reading the runes of bond market uncertainty Independent / Stephen King

Treasuries May Fall on Concern Reports to Show Spending Rose Bloomberg / Shamim Adam and Nicholas Reynolds

Will the next pop you hear be the bursting of hedge fund bubble? NY Times / Jenny Anderson and Riva D. Atlas

Union zeroes in on Target Minneapolis Star Tribune / Chris Serres

If India Wants 8% Growth, It Needs Bigger Banks Bloomberg / Andy Mukherjee



Canada's Competitiveness: The Importance of Investing in Skills Bank of Canada / David Dodge

More gambling with ARMs as rates rise Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / Michele Derus

Bermuda Attracts Scrutiny in U.S. Insurance Scandals Reuters / Kevin Drawbaugh

MBIA says gets more SEC, NYAG requests Reuters

Treasuries resist sloppy auction to squeak higher Reuters / Pedro Nicolaci da Costa

Perspectives on Monetary Policy and Central Banking Federal Reserve Bank of New York / Timothy F. Geithner

U.S. taxable money fund yields highest since 2001 Reuters

Dollar's Path Looks Like Deja Vu All Over Again Reuters / Jamie McGeever

China vows more measures to slow economy AP via Aberdeen News / Elaine Kurtenbach

Filing for bankruptcy no panacea Washington Post via Modesto Bee / Caroline E. Mayerthe

KS: Wichita's economy sputters a bit Wichita Eagle / Dan Voorhis

Analysts: Energy consumers not feeling the burn — yet LA Times via Modesto Bee / James F. Peltz, Don Lee and Rong-Gong Itthe

AARP Leads With Wallet In Fight Over Social Security Washington Post / Jeffrey H. Birnbaum

China has big role in trade gap Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

CEO pay 'business as usual' USA Today via 1st Headlines / Gary Strauss and Barbara Hansen

CA: Poll finds greater use of Internet in home search Orange County Register / Hang Nguyen

CO: Foreclosures still on rise Rocky Mountain News / John Rebchook

White House cites unfair trade barriers AP via USA Today

Implementing Monetary Policy Federal Reserve Board / Ben S. Bernanke

Independence key for central banks-Fed's Geithner Reuters

Texas State & Metro Employment, Seasonally Adjusted Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

SC: State's population growth offsets job growth Island Packet / Peter Hull

Many buyers 'upside down' on car loans AP via Beaufort Gazette / Eileen Alt Powell

Oil below $54 on inventory surge CNN via Google News

Wall Street posts best day of 2005 AP via Chicago Sun Times / Michael J. Martinez

Upset Gifford got `nothing extra' from sale of Fleet: Criticism called `unfair' Boston Herald / Brett Arends

Bush pushes accounts in Iowa CBS Marketwatch / William L. Watts

Seoul's new rules anger overseas investors FT / Anna Fifield

Fed: Communication key to steady economy UPI via Washington Times

Morgan Stanley's Whining Old Boys Forbes / Dan Ackman

Adding Up A Morgan Stanley Split Forbes / Liz Moyer

2nd homes tagged with higher levy Dow Jones via Arizona Republic / Hollister H. Hovey

Cheapest, priciest & fairest markets CNN / Les Christie

Debt relief gold sale ‘would not hit market’ FT / Andrew Balls

Treasuries eroded by U.S. growth and inflation mix Reuters / Wayne Cole

U.S. 10-Year Treasuries Fall; Inflation Measures Revised Higher Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton

CO: Metro mortgage defaults on rise Denver Post / Christine Tatum

Insecure future likely to spread Philadelphia Inquirer / Andrew Cassel

Buyers beware Philadelphia Inquirer / Suzette Parmley

CO: Rising energy costs ignite state's oil and gas stocks Denver Post / Steve Raabe

Inflation Train Coming Forbes / Jim Oberweis

Mortgage applications rise, MBA says Reuters via CNN

Gross Domestic Product and Corporate Profits Bureau of Economic Analysis

Wolfowitz Promises `Multinational' World Bank to EU Bloomberg / John Rega

Dollar drifts as rally runs out of steam FT / Steve Johnson

Tax refund means you're having too much withheld South Florida Sun Sentinel / Humberto Cruz

The Muni Market Must Ponder Life After Lobbyists Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

Euro May Turn Out to Be the Dollar's Best Friend Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

Argentine bonds unfrozen but held for appeal Reuters via FT

Will Real Estate Supply Overtake Demand in 2005? Clif Droke Market Analysis via Safehaven / Clif Droke

U.S. Economy Probably Grew at 4% Pace in 4th Qtr, Survey Says Bloomberg / Courtney Schlisserman

SEC gives wide latitude on options NY Times - IHT / Floyd Norris

Japanese economy falters once again Scotsman / Colin Donald

Crude Oil Rises a 2nd Day as OPEC Defers Second Output Increase Bloomberg / Gavin Evans

Bush faces decline in approval ratings Christian Science Monitor / Linda Feldman

China Glosses Over a Gross Domestic Problem Bloomberg / William Pesek Jr. 



Crowned at last The Economist

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act, Bank Secrecy Act, and Capital Issues Federal Reserve Board / Susan Schmidt Bies

When the Bond Party Ends Forbes / Michael Maiello

Good is bad in Bondland Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

How vulnerable is the US corporate bond market? Council on Foreign Relations via Moreovernews and BMA - / Roger M. Kubarych

Smoldering Mortgage Market Daily Reckoning / Dan Denning

Interest rate hikes now making an impact Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Survey: Japan Corporate Mood Deteriorates AP via Washington Times

Europe struggling to stay on recovery path AFP via EU Business

ETFs a simpler yet risky option AP via Washington Times

NC: Triangle watch - Home sales Raleigh News and Observer / Amy Martinez

CT: State's Job Picture Cloudy Hartford Courant / Kenneth R. Gosselin

U.S. workday commute gets longer AP via MSNBC

Americans Keep Digging Euro Pacific Capital via Safehaven / Peter Schiff

Weak dollar doesn't bring avalanche of foreign visitors USA Today via 1st Headlines / Barbara De Lollis

The Growth-Driven Oil-Price Increase National Review / Victor A. Canto and Samir Ghia

Not one for the books; gas prices have been higher, firm says San Antonio Express News / Vicki Vaughan

AIG obscures significant MBIA story CBS MarketWatch / Herb Greenberg

MBIA Shares Tumble as Spitzer, SEC Ask for More Data Bloomberg / David Plumb and George Stein

Long-Term Volume Hits $96.6B, Setting New First-Quarter Record Bond Buyer / Susanne Walker

Kramer to lead new CBS Net operation CBS Marketwatch / David B. Wilkerson

Disney goes for gold Orange County Register / Gary Gentile

Lagging auto sales prompt strategies USA Today via 1st Headlines / Sharon Silke Carty

Morgan Stanley's Poison Pen Pals Forbes via Google News / Liz Moyer

Medicare premiums projected to rise 14% next year Knight Ridder / Tony Pugh

Friedman: Consumption tax best, but unlikely CBS Marketwatch / William L. Watts

California insurers accused of denying benefits Reuters via Orange County Register

Consumer Debt: Not an American Monopoly Lew Rockwell / Gary North

'Super Spike' Threat Shakes Market Washington Post / Jerry Knight

Qwest raises bid for MCI to $8.9B Reuters via CNN

Saks reportedly hangs 'for sale' sign on Carson's chain Chicago Sun Times / Sandra Guy

Blockbuster laying off 20 percent of headquarters staff AP via San Diego Union Tribune

HP Giving Hurd $20 Million 'Golden Hello' Newsmax

OPEC Reschedules June Meeting AP via Newsday

Bush Invites Critics to Show, Tell LA Times / Warren Vieth

German unemployment keeps rising BBC News

Wolfowitz confirmed at World Bank BBC News

Ten-year government-bond yields The Economist

Internal Risk Ratings for Assigning Risk-Based Capital on Exposures to Asset-Backed Commercial Paper FDIC

Goldman sees oil spiking to $105 Reuters via CNN

Aftershock The Economist

NY: News is Trashed NY Post / Holly M. Sanders

MD: Revenue trends show promising upswing Baltimore Sun / Eric Siegel

Rates on 30-year mortgages hit 6.04%, highest since July AP via USA Today

World Bank board approves Wolfowitz AP via USA Today

Jobs growth: Boom or blip? CNN / Chris Isidore

Americans' Incomes Rise Solidly AP via South Florida Sun Sentinel / Martin Crutsinger

Helen Holcomb: A short but historic run Dallas Morning News / Angela Shah

FRB of Richmond Redisgns it’s Website Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

Treasuries Rise as Jobless Claims Increase, Inflation Is Steady Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton

Why Don't Central Banks Target Long-Term Rates? Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

Americans' Incomes Rise Solidly AP via Newsday / Martin Crutsinger

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

Oil back over $55 Reuters via CNN

We're number 3 Boston Globe / Steven Syre

Freddie Mac Sees Earnings Fall 40 Percent AP via Forbes

EBay dumps S.F. ad agency San Francisco Chronicle / George Raine

Retail banks are shaken by CSFB's grim warning Independent / Michael Jivkov

Bond funds see red in Q1 CBS Marketwatch / John Spence

Risky Shares Find a Home on London Exchange NY Times / Heather Timmons

Fukui Says Japan's Economy Will Return to Growth Soon Bloomberg / Tim Kelly

Russia: Ministers: The Work Force Is Shrinking Moscow Times / Oksana Yablokova

UK: Retail sales slump to worst level for 12 years Guardian / Larry Elliott

Wolfowitz to Use World Bank to Spread Democracy, Colleagues Say Bloomberg / Julie Ziegler

Morgan Stanley Outlook Cut by S&P on Management Uncertainty Bloomberg / Margaret Popper and Erik Schatzker

The multilateralist at the White House Christian Science Monitor / David R. Francis

Why India Must Make It Easier to Do Business Bloomberg / Andy Mukherjee

Japan's 10-Year Bonds Rise, Head for Third Quarter of Gains Bloomberg / Keiko Ujikane