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What happened to all the jobs? US News and World Report / Paul J. Lim

Carlyle Leads Mega-Fund Equity Trend Washington Post / Steven Pearlstein

MBIA credit protection blows out Reuters

Wachovia Plans Feel-Good Trip For Burned Investors Bondweek / Caroline Salas

Credit Manager Snags Researchers Bondweek

CA: New state mortgage option Sacramento Bee / Andrew LePage

TX: Apartment leasing increases Dallas Morning News / Steve Brown

Record cotton harvest keeps going and going AP via Houston Chronicle / Betsy Blaney

Crude Oil, Gasoline Surge to Records as U.S. Fuel Supplies Fall Bloomberg / Mark Shenk

Survey on employment disappoints economists Washington Post via Houston Chronicle / Jonathan Weisman

Bernanke tapped by White House CBS Marketwatch / William L. Watts

Bernanke: top Bush economic advisor Reuters via CNN

Washington events for April 4 – 8 CBS Marketwatch via 1st Headlines

GM, Ford Report Lower March U.S. Sales AP via Forbes

S&P cuts MBIA stock to strong sell CBS Marketwatch / Herb Greenberg

GE Props Up Wobbly Customers / Stephen Taub

Qwest ups bid, pressure on MCI board Denver Post / Ross Wehner

S.C. unemployment increases as state posts third-worst rate in nation The State / Jim DuPlessis

Taiwan dollar sees its biggest advance in past four years Bloomberg via Taiwan News

The U.S. Economy: 2005 and Beyond Federal Reserve Bank of Boston / Cathy E. Minehan

Treasuries regain a spring in their step FT / Jennifer Hughes

Oil hits record above $57 Reuters via CNN

Dollar Gains After U.S. Factory Prices Rise, Services Expand Bloomberg / Mark Tannenbaum and Vivianne C. Rodrigues

Non-Manufacturing ISM Report On Business Institute for Supply Management

`Mass layoff ' in store at Sears Chicago Tribune via South Florida sun Sentinel / Becky Yerak

EU: Manufacturing data add to eurozone gloom FT / Ralph Atkins

Futures Traders Trim Bets Fed Will Boost Rate Target Bloomberg / Ann Saphir

Bond Strategists: Goldman, Merrill Lift Fed Estimates Bloomberg / Shamim Adam

U.S. Treasuries Gain as Economy Adds Fewer Jobs Than Forecast Bloomberg / Michael McDonald

Bonds winning the popularity contest CBS MarketWatch / Mark Hulbert

Gas may hit $3.25 Cincinnati Enquirer

Oil Price Panic NY Post / Paul Tharp

Jumping Into The Hedges Forbes / John Dobosz

How Hot Manager Capital Group Sees the Other Side Bloomberg / Chet Currier

Payroll Growth Sluggish; Jobless Rate Dips AP via Forbes

Profit Margins May Ease Interest Rate Pressures Bloomberg / John M. Berry

U.S. Muni Bond Sales Post Record First Quarter Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

Report Says Pentagon Spending on Weapons to Soar NY Times / Tim Weiner

Logue pokes big hole in Bush proposal Boston Herald / Brett Arends

Aging to take toll on state workforces / Kathleen Murphy

UK: House price slide puts rates on hold Independent / Philip Thornton

Japan, Ending `Lost Decade,' May Let Yen Strengthen Bloomberg / Mark Tannenbaum

Yen Falls on Tankan, Worst Performing Major Currency This Week Bloomberg / John Brinsley

HP Giving Hurd $20 Million 'Golden Hello' NY Times / Floyd Norris

UK: No feelgood factor as house prices suffer worst fall in 10 years Guardian / Larry Elliott

The Guardian profile: Paul Wolfowitz Guardian / Suzanne Goldenberg

For WTO members, it's 'confession' time IHT / Tom Wright

EU: Joblessness casts a cloud on politics of Europe NY Times via IHT / Mark Landler

EU: What's the big deal about opening the EU services market? IHT / Daniel Altman


Greenspan's Real Conundrum, Stagflation Euro Pacific via Safehaven / Peter Schiff

$100 Oil is the Solution Thoughts From The Frontline via Safehaven / John Mauldin

MA: State pension sticks with Fidelity Boston Herald / Brett Arends

MN: A changing share of the pot Minneapolis Star Tribune / Mike Meyers

Big companies should do better than small ones, strategist says Tacoma News Tribune

European Bonds Advance in Week as Prospects for Growth Fade Bloomberg / Steve Rothwell

What to do when the times call for cash, not 'fixed income' Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / Humberto Cruz

U.S. 10-Year Treasury Has Biggest Weekly Advance Since August Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton

Fed no businss in targeting asset bubbles-Gramlich Reuters

OPEC May Boost Oil-Output Quota in May, Third Quarter Bloomberg / Dania Saadi

“The Future of the Federal Reserve” Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis / William Poole

Top Fed official hints at rate hikes Reuters via CNN

Fed's Kohn, Santomero Say Inflation Targeting Debate Continues Bloomberg / Andrew Ward

Fed aides differ on value of inflation targets Dow Jones via CBS Marketwatch and Google News

How to price your house to make a quick sale via Seattle Post Intelligencer / Peter Davidson

Bush warms to changes in his Social Security plan Rocky Mountain News / Rob Reuteman

It’s a Crude Awakening NY Post / Paul Tharp

Oil prices keep barreling upward Washington Times / Patrice Hill

The U.S. needs to repeal the Byrd Amendment Globe and Mail

Prosecutors: Don't change Stewart sentence AP via Seattle Times / Erin McClam

Consumer Reports pans air purifiers San Francisco Chronicle / Jenny Strasburg

Pace of Job Creation Slows Markedly NY Times / Edmund L. Andrews

Bush Picks Fed Official As Economic Adviser Washington Post / Neil Irwin

Pentagon Redirects Its Research Dollars NY Times / John Markoff

Japan's Bonds Rise for Fourth Week on Signs of Slowing Economy Bloomberg / Chris Cooper


'Oracle of Omaha' on the hot seat Toronto Star / David Olive

Interest rates, oil prices put fear in stock market Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Gregory M. Drahuschak

Dallas Fed's new chief starts Dallas Morning News / Angela Shah

Forrest Gump effect could be what pops housing bubble Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Why we worry about inflation Contra Costa Times / Tapan Munroe

UK: Why the case for an interest rate rise is still not proven Scotsman / Bill Jamieson

Dollar up against yen in Asia trading AP via Miami Herald

Stronger yuan not in China's interest, official says AFP via Taipei Times

American workers are toiling more Morning Call / Stacey Hirsh

Morgan Stanley Dreads Scott NY Post / Paul Tharp

Index-fund investing isn't a no-brainer anymore St. Louis Post Dispatch / David Nicklaus

KS: A Kansas oil boom Wichita Eagle / Phyllis Jacobs Griekspoor

Greed’s Lessons NY Post / Terry Keenan

Fed officials ponder best way to transparency Reuters via Google News / Andrea Ricci

Greenspan offers focal point for skittish market Reuters via MSNBC

Opponents of Wal-Mart to Coordinate Efforts NY Times / Steven Greenhouse

Germans Without Jobs Dangerous Threat for Schroeder Reuters / Erik Kirschbaum

GE, Wells, Berkshire Led Borrowers of $167 Billion Last Quarter Bloomberg / David Russell

Economic hopes rest once more on the consumer Universal Press via Orange County Register / Brendan Boyd

NY: Credit unions are facing competition from each other Buffalo News / Jonathan D. Epstein

Can you manage your own money? Boston Herald / Andrew Caffrey

GE report has a big gee-whiz factor Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Jack Markowitz

Inflation realities Washington Times

Claims May Confirm Slowing Employment: U.S. Economy Bloomberg / Carlos Torres

When Fixed Income Isn't Wall Street Journal / Nicole Bullock

CA: They're In; but Not Home Free LA Times / David Streitfeld

CO: No need to take work home ... Denver Post / Chryss Cada

Russia's foreign workers struggle Baltimore Sun / Douglas Birch

Mutual funds boom despite scandal, market turbulence Baltimore Sun / Laura Smitherman

Secrecy act has banks on edge South Florida Sun Sentinel / Kathy Bushouse

Changing rules in boardroom only symbolic Chicago Tribune / Bill Barnhart

Car buyers wait for better deals Baltimore Sun / Andrea K. Walker

Mixed signals for Qwest? Denver Post / Will Shanley

A tangled web of managers at Sears Chicago Tribune / Susan Chandler

Ericsson Back From the Brink LA Times / Nicholas George

Much like last year, stocks stumble out of the gate Wall Street Journal via South Florida Sun Sentinel / E.S. Browning

Here's the Good News About Your Insurance LA Times / James Flanigan

A Hard Sell in Bush's Neighborhood LA Times / Warren Vieth

Debtors would pay more under bankruptcy proposal LA Times via Dallas Fot Worth Star Telegram / Kathy Kristof

CO: Anti-tobacco bosses mean business Denver Post / Al Lewis

Homeowners in Harm's Way Washington Post / Albert B. Crenshaw

Raining Dogs Washington Post / Joanne Legomsky

Waiting for Greenspan Bloomberg via Washington Post / Chet Currier

A Few Tools for Do-It-Yourself Bond Trading NY Times

Out of the Tar Pits, Into the House of Morgan NY Times / Landon Thomas, Jr.

How Google created a brand out of the ether Guardian / John Simmons

Do Too Many Cooks Spoil the Takeover Deal? NY Times / Andrew Ross Sorkin

Asia 'will retaliate' over Wolfowitz Telegraph / Robert Watts

Help Wanted: China Finds Itself With a Labor Shortage NY Times / Jim Yardley and David Barboza

Dollar's Rise Doesn't Lift All Boats NY Times / Jonathan Fuerbringer

UK: He would have shone in sunnier times Guardian / William Keegan

A.I.G.: Whiter Shade of Enron NY Times / Gretchen Morgenson

My Big Fat C.E.O. Paycheck NY Times / Claudia H. Deutsch

Do Taxes Thwart Growth? Prove It NY Times / Anna Bernasek



Many self-employed face tax hike if Social Security cap is lifted Cincinnati Business Journal / Kent Hoover

Is the end near for low rates? Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Keeping an eye on mortgage fraud Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / Michele Derus

Canada: House prices continue to soar Ottawa Business Journal

The Muni Council and EZDisclose Announce EZDisclose Will Begin Filing Its Documents Through the Muni Central Post Office BMA

Rate hikes may create 'perfect storm' CBS Marketwatch / Joe Duarte

Dollar Hits 5-Month High Vs Yen Reuters

Currencies not seen as hot issue at upcoming G7: US CBS Marketwatch / Robert Schroeder

OH: Tri-State makes strong showing on Fortune 500 list Cincinnati Business Courier

Bond market to trade sideways this week Rabo Securities via Newratings, and Investing in

Is Buffett in Trouble? Slate / Daniel Gross

A Deep Well for Oil Mergers? / Will Swarts

ECB Will Probably Leave Main Rate at 2% This Week Bloomberg / Brian Swint

HSBC reportedly mulls Morgan deal CBS Marketwatch / Kabir Chibber

Banks hope GAO study opens door to real estate Washington Business Journal / Kent Hoover

Promises, Promises National Review / Kevin A. Hassett & Maya MacGuineas

'Huge' change coming for U.S. savings bonds AP via Houston Chronicle

Moody's Upgrades N.Y.C. GOs Bond Buyer / Elizabeth O’Brien

Supreme Court: Creditors Can't Seize IRAs AP via Chicago Tribune / Hope Yen

Canada: Dire dollar warnings wrong Toronto Star / Steven Theobald

TX: Empty Spaces: Are Texas Office Markets on the Road to Recovery? Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

FL: High-end home sales take off in Orlando area Orlando Sentinel / Jack Snyder

Treasuries up as oil spurs safe-haven buying FT / Jennifer Hughes, Joanna Chung and Philip Stafford

U.S. May Impose Emergency Curbs on China Clothing Imports Reuters via NY Times

Verizon threatens to walk away from MCI deal AP via Denver Post / Bruce Meyerson

Oil contrarian sees bubble ready to burst AP via Seattle Times / Brad Foss

CA: Ports Duke It Out for Ship Traffic LA Times / Ronald D. White

Morgan Stanley set to spin off Discover Reuters via CNN

A titanic struggle between supply and demand The Economist

Venezuela to Sell $1 Bln of Bonds in Domestic Market Bloomberg / Andrew J. Barden

US Rep. Baker expected to offer GSE bill Tuesday Reuters

Fannie Mae Investigation Turns to Trusts AP via Baltimore Sun / Marcy Gordon

U.S. Treasuries flat, left adrift in data void Reuters

U.S. Treasury Notes Decline as Poole Spurs Inflation Concern Bloomberg / Shamim Adam and Richard Blackden

At what cost? LA Times / Daniel Costello

Hitting A Home Run With Bonds Forbes / Daniel Kruger

European Bonds Advance After European Commission Cuts 2005 Growth Forecast Bloomberg / Steve Rothwell

GE, Citigroup Poised to Pay Higher Borrowing Costs This Quarter Bloomberg

Oil strikes new record over $58 Reuters via Forbes

ChevronTexaco Buying Unocal in $16.4B Deal AP via Forbes

Crude Futures Near Record-High Levels AP via Forbes and Google News

Dollar Rises as Poole Comments Boost Interest-Rate Speculation Bloomberg / John Brinsley

Japan denies changing currency mix in FX reserves Reuters / Shinichi Kishima

The dangers of falling home prices Christian Science Monitor / David R. Francis

How to buy that vacation getaway Christian Science Monitor / Annette Varnier

The Nasty, Tax-Unfriendly Truth About Active Funds Bloomberg / John Wasik

Some good news from the tax man CBS Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

How a Titan of Insurance Ran Afoul of the Government NY Times / Kurt Eichenwald and Jenny Anderson

Bankruptcy reform hits women hard Christian Science Monitor / Marilyn Gardner

Social Security A Low Priority Washington Post / Neil Irwin

Japan's Bonds May Gain After Report Shows U.S. Job Growth Slows Bloomberg / Keiko Ujikane

ECB to keep rates steady AFP via Gulf Daily News

UK: Interest rates in the balance Daily Mail via This is London / Dan Atkinson

Party pooper US News and World Report / Paul J. Lim

UK: It's the economy, smartie Guardian / Larry Elliott

Oil Rises to Record on Speculation OPEC May Not Meet Demand Bloomberg / Sri Jegarajah and Gavin Evans

Crude Oil May Fall in Second Quarter, Survey Shows Bloomberg / Angela Macdonald-Smith and Mark Shenk

Russia: Khodorkovsky Could Get Pardon Moscow Times / Alex Nicholson

Sayonara Recovery? A Japanese Reality Check Bloomberg / William Pesek Jr.

U.S. Treasuries May Extend Biggest Weekly Gain Since August Bloomberg / Michael McDonald

Yen May Drop a Fourth Week on Concern Japan's Economy to Falter Bloomberg / Mark Tannenbaum


MBIA Still Trading at Triple-A Levels Despite Mounting Probes Bond Buyer / Jacob Fine

Bush urges Congress to act on budget, deficit Reuters

Canada: Highlights of Policy-Relevant Research: 2005 Bank of Canada

IN: Steady home prices yield buyers' market Indianapolis Star / Norm Jenkins

Tomorrow's Net speeds could be up to 1,600% faster USA Today via 1st Headlines / David Lieberman

Medicare is bigger problem Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Congress, Bush will block IMF gold sales UPI via Washington Times

Oil will hit $100 US a barrel by 2010, CIBC World Markets predicts CP via Financial Post

Expert expects more of oil's rough patch Dallas Morning News / Cheryl Hall

A Changing Landscape Is Driving Oil Mergers LA Times / Elizabeth Douglass

Using Issuance to Broaden Discipline and Strengthen Bank Funding pdf FDIC / Panos Konstas

Russian economics lowdown continues AP via Washington Times

Brazil Bonds Gain on Yield Gap Outlook: World's Biggest Mover Bloomberg / Elzio Barreto

Savings bond revamp San Francisco Chronicle / Kathleen Pender

Fannie Mae regulator to resign Reuters via CNN

Stocks end up on Greenspan's reassurance AP via Dallas Fort Worth Star Telegram / Michael J. Martinez

This year's hottest zip codes CNN / Sarah Max

GSE bill may hurt mortgage debt market – experts Reuters

US Treasuries get surprise boost from GM downgrade Reuters / Pedro Nicolaci da Costa

GM Debt Ratings Lowered by Moody's; Ford Under Review Bloomberg / Bill Koenig

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

Energy Federal Reserve Board / Alan Greenspan

Fed's Greenspan Says Oil Price `Frenzy' May Moderate Bloomberg / Geoffrey Smith

Greenspan: Market forces should tame oil prices AP via USA Today

Market May Cool Oil Frenzy-Greenspan Reuters / Tim Ahmann

Oil Prices Decline Nearly $1 a Barrel AP via Baltimore Sun / George Jahn

Spitzer Should Take On The Thugs Steering Oil Market NY Post / John Crudele

Dazzled by the rising sun The Economist

House GSE proposal gives regulator portfolio power Reuters

Carl’s Curve NY Post / Richard Wilner

US Treasuries slumber, one lazy eye on Greenspan Reuters

CA: Even good rent news is costly Orange County Register / Hang Nguyen

Oil Prices Fall After EU Cuts Forecast AP via Forbes

No One Pays Taxes on Money Not Earned Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

Fund managers struggle against a triangle of evil Chicago Tribune / Bill Barnhart

The upside of debt Boston Globe / Steven Syre

Risk Might Sneak Up on Booming Stock Income Funds Bloomberg / Chet Currier

CFO Resignations Soared in 2004 / Lisa Yoon

A Bid of $75 Billion for Morgan Stanley? / Stephen Taub

Morgan Stanley Meltdown Forbes / Liz Moyer

ECB itches to raise rates, but why? IHT / Carter Dougherty

Rates for EE bonds to be fixed, not variable AP via Philadelphia Inquirer / Martin Crutsinger

Economic revolution makes capitalists of butlers and bakers Taipei Times / Robert Shiller

Illegal Immigrants Are Bolstering Social Security With Billions NY Times / Eduardo Porter

Dollar Near Seven-Week High Against Euro Ahead of Greenspan Bloomberg / John Brinsley

Chief of G.M. Takes Control of Operations NY Times / Danny Hakim

I'm with Wolfowitz Guardian / George Monbiot

UK: Broadband helps online advertising to overtake radio Guardian / Dominic Timms and Dan Milmo

Everything You Wanted to Know About The Universe But Were Afraid to ask Pimco / Bill Gross

Chinese Fighting Risks of Overheated Market Reuters via Moscow Times / Kevin Yao

Can Bank of England's Mervyn King Take on Blair? Bloomberg / Matthew Lynn


You need us and we need you  The Economist

Real estate’s ‘dirty little secret’ CNBC – MSNBC / Jane Wells

Oil Reserves Are Increasing Lew Rockwell / George Crispin

Sharp oil price rises threaten growth-IMF's Rato Reuters / Lesley Wroughton

House to Take Up Free Trade Bill in May AP via San Francisco Chronicle and Google News / Jim Abrams

Jersey economy continues to expand AP via New Jersey Star Ledger / Linda A. Johnson

Comment Letter to SEC on Fair Pricing pdf Bond Market Association

Puzzling over the job riddle Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Trsy's Snow rides radio waves to alter Social Security Reuters / Alister Bull

Adviser goes on bonds alert Independent / Lorna Bourke

NV: Valley home sales jump in March Las Vegas Sun / Jennifer Shubinski

Germany: Gloomy Gustavs Slate / Daniel Gross

Blacks still lag in wealth, health care: report  AP via NY Daily News

Wariness about corporate, agency bonds aids gov't issues CBS MarketWatch / Leslie Wines

Dollar Holds Near 5-Month High Vs Yen Reuters via Google News / Brent Kininmont

Congress weighs China currency action CBS MarketWatch / William L. Watts

WI: Foreclosures jump 57% from last year Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / Michele Derus

Dell sees $80B revenue within 4 years AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer

Clothing prices to fall – eventually Raleigh News and Observer via Seattle Post Intelligencer / Sue Stock

MO: St. Louis County, Missouri don't offer company staying power St. Louis Post Dispatch / David Nicklaus

Asian Bank Predicts Strong Growth in Area for Next 3 Years NY Times / Keith Bradsher

Bubbling crude... CBS MarketWatch / Mark Hulbert

MBIA's credit bets raise red flags for regulators Reuters / Dan Wilchins

US Treasuries close higher but relegated to range Reuters / Pedro Nicolaci da Costa

US bond trade group opposes markup rule change Reuters

World Bank warns on potential dollar losses FT / Andrew Balls

Greenspan On Oil: Long-Term Bear Forbes / Dan Ackman

SEC's Donaldson Casts Deciding Trade-Through Vote Bloomberg / Judith Mathewson

Option Play: CFOs Strike It Big / Stephen Taub

UBS Must Pay $9.1 Mln in Bias Case; Jurors Weigh More Bloomberg / David Glovin

U.S. details fresh accounting woes at Fannie Mae Reuters / Mark Felsenthal

Think twice' for the tax man cometh CNN

Crude off slightly on U.S. supply build UPI via Washington Times

TN: More buyers looking for second homes Tennessean / Richard Lawson

Regulatory reform of the government-sponsored enterprises Federal Reserve Board / Alan Greenspan

Greenspan: beware huge mortgage risk Reuters via CNN and 1st Headlines

Greenspan backs bill to limit mortgage giants AP via Newsday

Arguing Against Tighter Controls Is Short-Sighted Washington Post / Steven Pearlstein

Qwest Hangs On Rocky Mountain News / Jeff Smith

MCI Directors Spurn Qwest's $8.94 Bln Takeover Offer Bloomberg / Dana Cimilluca and J. Kyle Foster

CO: State sees 31% jump in drilling permits Denver Post / Steve Raabe

Top-selling funds of 2000 deep in red USA Today / John Waggoner

UK: Brown has put spin on figures, says academic Telegraph / George Trefgarne

Interest Rates (and Gold) Going Up Up Up Texas Hedge Fund Report via Safehaven / T. Stein / S. McIntyre

MBIA Stockholders Take Wild Ride After Feds Call Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

Dollar Near 7-Week High to Euro;BOJ, ECB to Keep Rates on Hold Bloomberg / John Brinsley

Singapore Dollar May Rise to Seven-Year High in 2005 Bloomberg / Christina Soon

Bush Questions Social Security Trust Fund Newsmax

Japan's 10-Year Bonds May Fall; Stock Gains to Deter Investors Bloomberg / Keiko Ujikane

Return-Hungry Investors Snap Up Riskier Loans NY Times / Riva D. Atlas

Greenspan Expects High Price to Lead to More Fuel Supplies NY Times / Edmund L. Andrews

It is Time to Embrace Change Pimco / Mohamed A. El-Erian

The General Motors Questions S&P Needs to Answer Bloomberg / Mark Gilbert

Australia's Central Bank Keeps Interest Rate at 5.5% Bloomberg / Victoria Batchelor and Gemma Daley



Part-time directors making a killing Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Jack Markowitz

Boom bought us time Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

UK: Celebrity clinic targets City drinkers BBC News / Prla Ryan

CA: Lenders bursting at their seams Orange County Register / Jeff Collins

Home foreclosure listings surged in March AP via MSNBC – CNBC

Poole Says Fed May Need to Be `Vigorous' With Rates Bloomberg / Vivien Lou Chen and Andrew Ward

Improving Productivity in Higher Education Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis / William Poole

Triple-A credit rating takes corporate pounding San Francisco Chronicle / Kathleen Pender

CA: Rising interest rates not hurting state banks Orange County Register / James B. Kelleher

Airlines' agony abating? CBS Marketwatch / Peter Brimelow

MCI board has made its own quagmire CBS Marketwatch / John Shinal

Gas prices, weather rain on retailers CBS Marketwatch / Jennifer Waters

Snow: Diplomacy key to yuan's peg CBS Marketwatch / Robert Schroeder and William L. Watts

CA: O.C. jobless rate still low Orange County Register

Real estate investing gaining in popularity CNBC - MSNBC / Bertha Coombs

New mortgages dip 35% LA Daily News / Gregory J. Wilcox

Consumers seek out pope memorabilia USA Today via 1st Headlines / Lorrie Grant and Bruce Horovitz

Reaching the Top: Challenges and Opportunities for Women Leaders Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Dollar Declined Slightly in March Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

The shift away from thrift The Economist

Making Monetary Policy: What Do We Know and When Do We Know It? Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia / Anthony M. Santomero

Chicago Fed Midwest Manufacturing Index Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Homo economicus? The Economist

US Treasuries head south after Santomero remarks Reuters / Ros Krasny

US yuan policy a "wet noodle," senator tells Snow Reuters / Glenn Somerville

Bull Gone from Oil Market, Price Hits $54 Reuters / Richard Valdmanis

Office occupancy costs The Economist

Why rent matters CNN / Sarah Max

Higher mortgage rates to bite CNN / Chris Isidore

30-year mortgage back below 6% CNN

Bossing the bosses The Economist

Snow Wants Tighter Reins on Mortgage Cos AP via Forbes

EU: Europe's coming merger boom The Economist

Wal-Mart's gas pains CNN / Kathleen Hays

More than $100B in Debt Coming Due / Stephen Taub

Gum king Wrigley to issue bonds for first time in 114-year history Bloomberg via Baltimore Sun

Treasurys soften after jobs claims CBS Marketwatch / Leslie Wines

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

Jobless Claims Post Biggest Dip in 2 Months AP via Baltimore Sun / Martin Crutsinger

U.S. Retailers' March Sales Increase 4.1% on Easter Bloomberg / Cotten Timberlake

Qwest's quest a question Newsday / Mark Harrington

Why The Dollar Could Demolish Your Home Forbes / Oxford Analytica

As housing market booms, more buyers pay $1M-plus USA Today / Adam Shell

In Search Of Million-Dollar Homes Forbes / Dan Ackman

Bank of England holds rates at 4.75 per cent FT / Friederike Tiesenhausen Cave

European Central Bank keeps rate unchanged AP via Philadelphia Inquirer / Matt Moore

Dollar Drops as Speculation Wanes for Bigger Fed Rate Increases Bloomberg / Rodrigo Davies

Oil Rises as U.S. Refinery Output Fails to Meet Fuel Demand Bloomberg / Mark Shenk

Home Prices Won't Directly Affect Fed Rates Bloomberg / John M. Berry

Deutsche Bank chief fails to shake off scandal Guardian

Falcon Testifies on Fannie Mae Accounting Manipulation Washington Post / Kathleen Day and Terence O'Hara

A spike in prices, a peak to output - will oil be the downfall of global growth? Independent / Hamish McRae

Australia: Jobs data 'signals rate rise' Herald Sun

Australia Added More Jobs in March Than Forecast Bloomberg / Victoria Batchelor

World economy 'is headed for slowdown’ Telegraph / Malcolm Moore

Russia: British Tourists Pay for a Learning Experience Moscow Times / Lyuba Pronina

Yen Near 5-Month Low as Report Shows Money Moving Out of Japan Bloomberg / John Brinsley

EU: 2 visions of Europe clash in its budget IHT / Graham Bowley

Emerging-market investors start to fret Bloomberg via IHT / Todd Prince and Balduin Hesse

Russia: Fund Managers Stumped by Russia's Offerings Moscow Times / Alex Fak

S. Korean Consumer Sentiment Turned Positive in March Bloomberg / Yunsuk Lim

Morgan Stanley Already Feeling Wounds of War NY Times / Landon Thomas, Jr.

S.E.C. Expands Best-Price Rule on Stock Trading NY Times / Floyd Norris

Japan 10-Year Bonds Gain for First Day in Three as Stocks Drop Bloomberg / Chris Cooper

If You Ask Small Business Owners, the Economy Is Improving NY Times / Eve Tahmincioglu

Oil prices pinch other spending Christian Science Monitor / Ron Scherer


Oil: Next Stop, $80 Per Barrel Forbes / John Dobosz

Greenspan: More credit is a good thing Reuters via CNN

Sirius Postpones Debut Deal Bondweek / Caroline Salas

Corporate America's Journalism Problem Slate / Daniel Gross

UK economy growing 'at slowest rate for 2 years' Evening News / Scott Reid

First the US, now China tries to woo India Christian Science Monitor / Scott Baldauf

Brazil Inflation Rises on Bus Fares, Utility Rates Carlos Caminada

Japanese Men Grapple with Childcare as Roles Change Reuters / Elaine Lies

Fannie and Freddie, Finally Forging Ahead Washington Post /Steven Pearlstein

Spreading the wealth? Washington Times / Tom Ramstack

Russia raises record $450m bank loan UPI via Washington Times

Italian banks continue to draw interest FT / Darryl Thomson and Peter Garnham

Dollar Falls Versus Euro After Report of Suspect Plane in Rome Bloomberg / Mark Tannenbaum

Bearing witness for globalization Philadelphia Inquirer / Andrew Cassel

Greenspan: Banking competition still intense AP via USA Today and 1st Headlines / Martin Crutsinger

Consumer Finance Federal Reserve Board / Alan Greenspan

US not facing national housing "bubble" – Greenspan Reuters

Update New England pdf Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Google chiefs agree to work for $1 CNN / Paul R. La Monica

Crude ends record breaking weak lower FT / Neil Dennis

False Records Said to Be Found at Fannie / Stephen Taub

Countrywide Mortgage Funding Up in March AP via Forbes

US Treasuries test yield barriers in newsless trade Reuters / Oliver Ludwig

US junk bond funds see $327 mln weekly outflow Reuters

Mutual Fund Compliance Chiefs Are in the Hot Seat LA Times / Josh Friedman

U.S. Banks' Profit Growth Likely Slowed in 1st Qtr Reuters / Jonathan Stempel

FASB to Examine Insurance Risk Transfer / Stephen Taub

UK interest rates - once in a lifetime? Pimco / Michael Amey

Get Used to High Gas Prices, U.S. Says LA Times / Jonathan Peterson

GOP Senators Reconsider Personal Accounts South Florida Sun Sentinel / David Espo

Economists Lower Second-Half U.S. Growth Forecasts Bloomberg / Carlos Torres

MD: March home sales cooled Baltimore Sun / Lorraine Mirabella

Consumer Credit Outstanding Federal Reserve Board

$2 billion in cash sought to replace stock in MCI bid Denver Post / Ross Wehner

Time Warner, Comcast to Buy Adelphia for $18 Bln, People Say Bloomberg / Cecile Daurat and Aimee Picchi

United's staff hangs tough in turbulence Denver Post / Al Lewis

Philadelphia Corruption Trial Now Goes to the Jury Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

Higher Oil Prices Can't Do the Work of the Fed Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

UK: Factory output reverses Scotsman / Nick Bevens

`Tax-Aware' Investing? A Waste of Time and Talent Bloomberg / Chet Currier

Why Hasn't a Weak Dollar Slowed Imports? NY Times / Louis Uchitelle

World Bank bans FT for breaking embargo Guardian / Chris Tryhorn

EU: Corporate Rules in Europe Have Been Flexible, but Change is Coming NY Times / Floyd Norris

Europe’s Economy Hit Hard by Rapid Rise in Oil Prices NY Times / Mark Landler

Tall buildings The Economist

Oil Falls for a 5th Day as U.S. Refiners Boost Gasoline Output Bloomberg / Gavin Evans

Dollar Rises, Heads for Fourth Week of Gains Against Euro, Yen Bloomberg / John Brinsley


Is Bernanke the heir appoint? San Antonio Express News / Bill Day

GOP may yield on Bush's plan Raleigh News and Observer / Lawrence M. O’Rourke

Drillers want more access to U.S. coasts AP via Houston Chronicle / Brad Foss

Economists praise China policy UPI via Washington Times

HI: Honolulu in debt despite thriving economy AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer / Jaymes Song

Economic news heats up CBS Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

CA: Renters hit wall in O.C. Orange County Register / Hang Nguyen

CA: O.C. home sales rise 5% from year ago Orange County Register / Hang Nguyen

Costs of Medicare snowball Dallas Morning News / Scott Burns

Old-Economy Industries Draw Investors AP via Newsday / Meg Richards

How Tip From Buffett Sank Greenberg Wall Street Journal via Hartford Courant / Susan Pullman

CA: Revival in office rentals San Francisco Chronicle / Dan Levy

Verizon to buy 13.7 pct stake in MCI Reuters via CNN

Public Companies Complain to SEC About Audit Costs Washington Post / Carrie Johnson

European Bonds Gain for Third Week in Four on Growth Prospects Bloomberg / Steve Rothwell

More consumers opting to lease vehicles AP via The State / Dee-Ann Durbin

CA: Buyers squeezed by rising prices Sacramento Bee / Andrew LePage

US warns EU over Airbus subsidies BBC News

Bolivia: IMF policies seen firsthand in Bolivia Seattle Times / Alwyn Scott

Investors take profits even as crude oil prices fall AP via Washington Times

First the good news, but then... IHT

Made in China. Bought Everywhere. NY Times / Keith Bradsher and David Barboza

Trade Quotas? Ah, the Good Old Days NY Times / James Brooke



Let's Get Real About Real Estate Wall Street Journal / Kelly K. Spors

Mortgage fraud takes heavy toll Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / Michele Derus

Bush, Clinton, Bush: Trade Deficit Just Worsens Rooster Research via Safehaven

It can be slow or quite crazy on 2 Chicago trading floors Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

No place like 2nd home for boomers Dallas Morning News / Bob Moos

One case where we should listen to Greenspan, Snow Arizona Republic / Jon Talton

New stock-trading rule puts a price on trust St. Louis Post Dispatch / David Nicklaus

An Economy On Thin Ice Washington Post / Paul A. Volcker

Budding firms again touched by angels Dallas Morning News / Victor Godinez

In Mutual Funds, Risk Is One Thing and Security Quite Another NY Times / Daniel Akst

Illegal immigrants and Social Security San Diego Union Tribune / Ruben Navareette, Jr.

Emerging debt dealers take cue from Mexico, Ecuador Reuters / Manuela Badawy

Bernanke Favorite for Greenspan Successor Reuters / Caren Bohan and Tim Ahmann

CO: Corporate homes, suite homes Denver Post / Chryss Cada

Market forces have met their match in oil prices Boston Globe / Charles Stein

Bush Taking Long View on Sliding Poll Numbers Reuters / Steve Holland

Economics often a bundle of contradictions AP via San Antonio Express News / Jeannine Aversa

Spitzer: Buffett Only a Witness in AIG Probe AP via Washington Post

Wine lovers growing vines in California's back yards LA Daily News via Oakland Tribune – Inside Bay Area / Dana Bartholomew

US inflation forecast ticks up in Blue Chip survey Reuters

Higher Oil Costs to Show Imprint on Data: U.S. Economy Preview Bloomberg

How to get around new EE bond rates Philadelphia Inquirer / Jeff Brown

U.S. Corporate Bond Sales Slow as Investors Demand Extra Yield Bloomberg / David Russell

Consider Yourself Warned NY Post / Terry Keenan

Sniffing out inflation Knight Ridder via Spartanburg Herald Journal

Bankruptcy Bill Needs Reforming LA Times / James Flanigan

Corporations ought to get real about pension assets Baltimore Sun / Jay Hancock

Dot-com ads make a comeback San Francisco Chronicle / George Raine

Mixing Merger NY Post / Greg Clarkin

Five years later, some still mourning dot-com bubble Knight Ridder via The State / Chris O’Brien and K. Oanh Ha

A Lot of Caution These Days Isn't Unhealthy LA Times / James Flanigan

Cloudy sky for mutuals Baltimore Sun / Laura Smitherman

Rules of the buying game differ outside U.S. LA Times / Lew Sichelman

OPEC output hike possible, says chief Reuters via CNN

CA: State Fund at crucial point San Francisco Chronicle / Tom Abate

UK: Profit warnings signal 'rough ride' for economy as retail confidence slides Scotsman / Terry Murdern

Europe carries on without a Plan B Scotsman / Bill Jamieson

US will block Brown campaign to beat poverty with gold sale Guardian - Observer / William Keegan

What if France says 'non' to Brussels? Guardian - Observer / William Keegan

Oil giants go on the prowl Guardian - Observer / Oliver Morgan

Capital expansion: Companies are spending more today than in the past Minneapolis Star Tribune / Mike Meyers

0 % interest! Minneapolis Star Tribune / Chris Serres

Charity Begins at the Board. Just Ask A.I.G. NY Times / Gretchen Morgenson

A Tax Increase That Bush Didn't Mention NY Times / Edmund L. Andrews

Those Hot Real Estate Funds Cool Off NY Times / Vivian Marino

MN: Mutual funds slip to losses Minneapolis Star Tribune / Susan Feyder

Active Management, in a Land of Indexing NY Times / Tim Gray

3 Men, 3 Strategies, but All Lead to Profit NY Times / Carla Fried

Making Money When the Market Is Mistaken NY Times / Conrad De Aenlle

The Oracle of Omaha's Latest Riddle NY Times / Timothy L. O’Brien


CalSTRS returns 13.1% and names chair Investment and Pensions Europe

FDIC Chairman Powell Discusses Minimum Capital Requirements for U.S. Banks FDIC

Britain: If The Economy Ain't Broke... Business Week via MSNBC / Stanley Reed and Kerry Capell

Inflation linked 50-year bond in prospect FT / Joanna Chung

Putting the squeeze on future retirees Dallas Morning News / Scott Burns

Senate Social Security Sellout? National Review / Stephen Moore

Ethical Challenges in a Market Economy Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta / Jack Guynn

Fed's Guynn Says Sarbanes-Oxley Act Has Helped Restore Trust Bloomberg / Vivien Lou Chen and Will Edwards

Give MBNA credit CNN / Michael Sivy

Loonie worst performer Globe and Mail / Tavia Grant

J.P. Morgan Targets Volume-Heavy Regions Bond Buyer / Susanne Walker

Tuning out Greenspan CNN / Paul R. La Monica

Bankruptcy bill on its way CBS Marketwatch / William L. Watts

The Power of Mutual Fund Companies Reuters / Linda Stern

Institutional investors may seek meeting with Morgan Stanley AP via San Diego Union Tribune / Michael J. Martinez

Look Both Ways: Split Personality / Ed Zwirn

Bankruptcy will be a tougher road, but few options exist CBS Marketwatch / Andrea Coombes

Trade gap: Made in the USA CNN / Chris Isidore

Unloved utilities generate electrifying returns Christian Science Monitor / Martin Skala

Bubble trouble? CBS Marketwatch / Peter Brimelow

$440 million investor fund clears hurdle CNN / Krysten Crawford

Meat, milk from cloned animals nearly identical to normal ones, study says AP via Minneapolis Star Tribune / Randolph E. Schmid

How many buy signs make a bottom? CBS Marketwatch / Tomi Kilgore

Copper breaks records, hits all-time high AP via San Diego Union Tribune / Nick Trevethan

Oil Crisis? What Crisis? Reuters / Brian Love

Un-Real Estate Forbes / James Grant

Costlier oil boosts efficiency Toronto Star

Letter to Stakeholders FDIC / Don Powell

The IRS Comeback  Forbes / Dan Ackman

AMT — the tax Washington loves to hate MSNBC via 1st Headlines / Martin Wolk

Korean Air Orders Up to 20 Boeing 787s AP via Chicago Tribune

Did MCI ask to be bought? Oregonian / Ken Belson

Qwest options dwindle Rocky Mountain News / Jeff Smith

What Insiders Think of the Dollar Wall Street window via Safehaven / Michael Swanson

Colombia's Peso Rises to One-Month High: World's Biggest Mover Bloomberg / Jeb Blount

Russia may have become democratic, but it's far from free Taipei Times / Dmitri Trenin

A Tale of Two Economists: Hoppe and Summers Lew Rockwell / Walter Block

U.S. Treasuries ease slightly, remain range bound Reuters / Chris Reese

Wages Lagging Behind Prices LA Times / Nicholas Riccardi

Hedge-fund industry morphs CBS Marketwatch / Alistair Barr

Morgan Stanley May Fall Victim as Deference Dies Bloomberg / Matthew Lynn

Alternative minimum tax is working its way into middle class Wall Street Journal via The State / David Wessel

Ford Shares, Bonds Drop After Profit Forecast Cut Bloomberg / Bill Koenig

No gas pinch yet? CNN / Kathleen Hays

Oil Falls for 6th Day as OPEC Output Gain Eases Supply Concern Bloomberg / Mark Shenk

Trade Groups Join Bush on Social Security LA Times / Tom Hamburger

Dollar falls as speculators readjust positions FT / Steve Johnson

Web Giants Go With Different Angles in Competition for News Audience LA Times / Chris Gaither

Is Real Estate a Good Place for Your Tax Refund? Bloomberg / John Wasik

Report: Lower vacancies lift rents CNN

Richer companies, poorer workers IHT / Katrin Bennhold

Amid Duel for MCI, Shareholder Resentment NY Times / Ken Belson and Andrew Ross Sorkin

IBM opens lid on its treasure chest NY Times via IHT / Steve Lohr

Singapore GDP Falls Annual 5.8%, More Than Expected Bloomberg / Amit Prakash

Russia: Putin Facing a Backlash From Business Moscow Times / Catherine Belton

Russians Misplace Wrath for the Rich Moscow Times / Lyuba Pronina

Dollar May Gain; Fed Minutes Likely to Show Rates Will Increase Bloomberg / John Brinsley

Japan's 5-Year Notes May Fall; Brokers Try to Halt Coupon Slide Bloomberg / Chris Cooper

Gas bonanza shakes dust from Western towns Christian Science Monitor / Todd Wilkinson

What's next in evening news? Stay tuned Christian Science Monitor / Stephen Humphries

A low-risk strategy that pays as rates rise Christian Science Monitor / Martin Scala

Philippines Makes Greenspan's Job Look Easy Bloomberg / William Pesek Jr.

U.S. Treasuries May Fall on Higher Retail Sales, Bond Auction Bloomberg / Vivianne C. Rodrigues

Shift Gears, Mr. President Forbes / Steve Forbes

Dollar May Strengthen on Speculation Fed to Keep Raising Rate Bloomberg / Joshua Krongold


Rush to file CBS Marketwatch / Andrea Coombes

UK: An instructive tempest in a teapot The Economist

Deficits no match for Fed Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

High oil could harm economy, Fed members say Reuters / Andrea Ricci

A Policymaker’s Reflections on the Recent Business Cycle Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia / Anthony M. Santomero

Capital flows to continue if U.S. strong-Santomero Reuters

FL: Fed official upbeat on economy Fort Myers News Press / Tim Engstrom

Tech layoffs rising in U.S. Raleigh News and Observer / Karen Rives

Safeway chair pay package totals $19.5M AP via Beaufort Gazette

Bush Administration Is No `Wet Noodle' on China Bloomberg / Andy Mukherjee

Moody’s Will Not Change Korea’s Sovereign Ratings Korea Times / Choi Kyong-ae

Bonds and mortgage rates are linked via Newsday / Don Taylor, Ph.D., CFA

Helping Fannie & Freddie? Bond Buyer / Matthew Vadum

In the Mood for Trade? Daily Standard / Irwin Stelzer

Investors cool it -- for now CNN / Paul R. La Monica

Bank of Canada keeps target for the overnight rate at 2 1/2 per cent Bank of Canada

Canada: Bank rate unchanged – again Ottawa Business Journal

Record Trade Deficit despite Lower Dollar Euro Pacific Capital via Safehaven / Peter Schiff

The Coming Deflation Scare The Speculative Investor via Safehaven / Steve Saville

Treasury Department Has Fallen on Hard Times Real Clear Politics via Bondhead Recommendation / Bruce Bartlett

New stock-trading rule puts a price on trust St. Louis Post Dispatch / David Nicklaus

Treasuries jump, bulls seize post-minutes momentum Reuters / Pedro Nicolaci da Costa

U.S. 10-Year Treasury Rises the Most in More Than Two Months Bloomberg / Vivianne C. Rodrigues and Elizabeth Stanton

With MBIA Inc. Under Scrutiny, Investors Wonder About the Status of Its Bond Insurer NY Times / Jonathan Fuerbringer and Riva D. Atlas

U.S. mortgage rates fell Tuesday-BestInfo Reuters

Oil Prices Slip to $52 Per Barrel AP via Baltimore Sun / George Jahn

Fed's Caution on Interest Rates Lifts Markets Washington Post / Jerry Knight

Fed concerned about US inflation pressures Ft / Andrew Balls

Minutes: Fed stuck with 'measured' despite debate AP via USA Today

Gas situation actually has a bright side Detroit Free Press / Alejandro Bodipo-Memba

Someone stuck a finger in the chili Denver Post / Al Lewis

Bad decisions, not Microsoft, hurt Disney Seattle Post Intelligencer / Bill Virgin

The last cell phone market? 9-year-olds Chicago Tribune via South Florida Sun Sentinel / Mike Hughlett

Chao pitches Social Security Cincinnati Enquirer / Mike Boyer

Paid like princes Newsday / Pradnya Joshi and Tami Luhby

Big Funds Mull Fight on Morgan NY Post / Paul Tharp

Waiting for the Fed...waiting for Godot? CNN / Kathleen Hays

Fed Weighed Dropping `Measured,' March 22 Minutes Say Bloomberg / Craig Torres

Economic Policy and the Sustainability of U.S. Productivity Growth Federal Reserve Bank of New York / Timothy F. Geithner

North Texas house sales keep going up Dallas Morning News / Steve Brown

Dallas ranks fifth on relocation list Dallas Morning News / Steve Brown

Treasury Budget US Treasury

Treasuries waver after trade deficit widens anew Reuters

Trade gap hits record CNN

CA: Riskier loans stir up interest Orange County Register / Jonathan Lansnser

Bush's Accounts Plan Overshadows Compromises on Social Security Bloomberg / Heidi Przybyla

Fifteen NYSE Specialists Indicted for Fraud, Improper Trading Bloomberg / Steve Dickson

Bogle Hits Funds With the Dreaded `Commodity' Tag Bloomberg / Chet Currier

Falling Fortunes of the Wage Earner NY Times / Steven Greenhouse

Can Shortcuts Be a Force for Thrift? NY Times / Eduardo Porter

Reinsurance chief refuses to talk to SEC Telegraph / David Litterick

Politics threaten 'delicate balance' of SEC Bloomberg via Minneapolis Star Tribune / Robert Schmidt

UK: Raw materials costs soaring Evening News via This is London / Jane Padgham

At deadline, EU and U.S. put off clash on air subsidies IHT / Don Phillips and Katrin Bennhold

EU: Bondholders fear takeovers Bloomberg via IHT

ECB's Trichet Is Caught Like Rabbit in Headlights Bloomberg / Mark Gilbert

Russia: Oil booms, but investors flee Russia Christian Science Monitor / Fred Weir

Japan's Government Bonds May Fall This Quarter as Economy Gains Bloomberg / Chris Cooper

Dollar Drops Against Yen on Speculation U.S. Trade Gap Widened Bloomberg / Taizo Hirose



NC: From rent to own, Charlotte-style Charlotte Observer / Doug Smith

Dallas Fed chief supports rate-hike pace Bloomberg via Dallas Morning News

Gas prices continue to soar, crippling airlines, truckers Oakland Tribune / Alec Rosenberg

Commodities hit record in March Globe and Mail / Tavia Grant

Earnings quality dropping again CBS Marketwatch / John Shinal

U.S. Treasuries mixed, flattening trade unwound Reuters

Argentina's Bielsa Says Majority of G-7 Supports Swap Bloomberg / Eliana Raszewski

POLL-US Consumer Confidence Seen Easing in April Reuters

Rooftop Inflation Rude Awakening via Daily Reckoning / Tom Dyson

The Deficit Elm grows to an ominous height Philadelphia Inquirer / Andrew Cassel

Transcript of the World Economic Outlook Press Conference International Monetary Fund

Estate Tax Repeal Legislation Passes U.S. House, Goes to Senate Bloomberg / Michael Forsythe

The Republican Welfare State (Yet Again) Ludwig von Mises Institute / Laurence M. Vance

U.S. Mortgage rates unchanged Wednesday-BestInfo Reuters

Housing insiders are selling Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

BondWorks Institutional Advisors via Safehaven / Levente Mady

BB&T earnings up 20% Washington Business Journal

Gas Prices Force Consumers to Spend Less Baltimore Sun / Martin Crutsinger

Fed Seen Holding to Same Rate Pace LA Times / Tom Petruno

Texas pump prices up 22 cents in a month AP via Houston Chronicle

What's next for free trade? Dallas Morning News / Katherine Yung

For An Elite Few, Some Special Attention Forbes / Dan Ackman

Greenberg, the quiet man Newsday / James Bernstein

Erosion of Estate Tax Is a Lesson in Politics Washington Post / Jonathan Weisman

FL: Office vacancies dip, rents rise in Orlando market Orlando Sentinel / Jack Snyder

Tech Pulse Index Federal Reserve Bank of New York

"Measured pace" meaningless? CNN / Kathleen Hays

Taxable money fund yields tick higher CBS Marketwatch / John Spence

Analysts stick by Morgan despite turmoil CBS Marketwatch via Google News / Greg Morcroft

Oil falls below $51 on inventories CNN

WA: Jobless rate at lowest since 2000 Seattle Times / Shirleen Holt

Treasurys down after 5-yr. Auction CBS Marketwatch / Leslie Wines

Treasury yields left in doldrums by poor retail figures FT / Kevin Allison, Joanna Chung and Philip Stafford

US's Snow renews warning on mortgage enterprises Reuters

Fed Minutes Offer More Confusion Than Clarity Bloomberg / John M. Berry

Treasuries up as retail sales fall shy of forecasts Reuters

Hotels Now Part of Convention Center Space Race Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

Greenberg's wife got 41.4 mln AIG shares CBS Marketwatch

Carl Icahn Sees Red Over Blockbuster Chief's Pay: Graef Crystal Bloomberg / Graef Crystal

NYSE Floored NY Post / Richard Wilner

Harley-Davidson cuts full-year forecast CBS Marketwatch / Dan Burrows

Verizon, Slim use greenmail from 1980s in their side deal Baltimore Sun / Jay Hancock

Is There Still Time to Catch the Hedge-Fund Bus? Bloomberg / Matthew Lynn

Not so fast, bulls! CNN

U.S. March Retail Sales Rise 0.3%, Less Than Forecast Bloomberg / Carlos Torres

Global Economic Slowdown Is Leveling Off, IMF Says Bloomberg / Robert Willis and William McQuillen

Global imbalances risk to dollar, world growth-IMF Reuters

Why Would You Need a Financial-Conditions Index? Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

Play the stock market without risk Telegraph

A China, India Combine? Seismic Economics! Bloomberg / William Pesek Jr.

UK: Producers hit with record rise in costs Scotsman / Martin Flanagan

Dollar Drops to Near Two-Week Low Against Yen After Fed Minutes Bloomberg / John Brinsley

Oil Falls to Six-Week Low After IEA Cuts Global Demand Forecast Bloomberg / Sri Jegarajah and Gavin Evans

Fed Meeting Voiced Worry Over Inflation NY Times / Edmund L. Andrews

Rising Steel Prices Force Changes in Construction Plans NY Times / Susan Diesenhouse

The Outsider, Staying Put at Morgan Stanley NY Times / Landon Thomas, Jr.

Schröder taking on Germany's shadow economy IHT / Carter Dougherty

Rising oil could cloud Asian's economic outlook IHT / Donald Greenlees


No Escaping the Trade Gap's Math Business Week via MSNBC / Michael Englund and Rick MacDonald

Treasury yields near one-month lows on stock woes Reuters

Further Thoughts on Our Resources Lew Rockwell / George Crispin

Guess Your Weight National Review / Tom Nugent

The GOP won’t drop individual accounts for Social Security National Review / Senator Rick Santorum

Transcript of Press Conference by Rodrigo de Rato, Anne O. Krueger and Thomas C. Dawson IMF

Bonds are looking riskier Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Emerging Market Bonds Tumble on Concern GM to Be Cut to Junk Bloomberg / Jeb Blount

Crude recovers after dropping below $50 FT / Kevin Morrison

Oil-price bubble won't burst this time Financial Post / Diane Francis

CA: O.C. home prices hit new high Orange County Register

Taxpayer Work Amounts to 6.6 Billion Hours AP via Chicago Tribune / Mary Dalrymple

NY: How these companies pay no taxes Newsday / James Bernstein

Did man use clients' millions for high living? Boston Herald / Brett Arends

Wall Street Needs A New Cop Forbes / Liz Moyer

SEC Expected to Delay Options Expensing / Stephen Taub

Abercrombie CFO Abruptly Resigns / Stephen Taub

Michigan jobless rate falls to 6.9% Detroit Free Press / Alejandro Bodipo-Memba

DC: Fannie's Troubles May Hit Big Donor Washington Post / David S. Hilzenrath

Bank of Canada Cuts 2005 Forecast; Says Rates to Rise Bloomberg / Greg Quinn

CBOT members approve for-profit move Reuters

US lenders seen benefiting most from bankruptcy law Reuters / Aleksandrs Rozens

The Global Saving Glut and the U.S. Current Account Deficit Federal Reserve Board / Ben S. Bernanke

Economic Outlook Federal Reserve Board / Donald L. Kohn

Inflation watch Minneapolis Star Tribune / John J. Oslund

Treasuries rally as Fed pause appears back in play Reuters / Pedro Nicolaci da Costa

Foreign debt The Economist

House passes bankruptcy bill CNN

The case for flat taxes The Economist

The flat-tax revolution The Economist

Levy for rich snares middle class Boston Globe / Andrew Caffrey

Fixed-rate mortgage rates dip for 2nd week AP via USA Today / Martin Crutsinger

Home sales won't cool until '06, analysts say Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / Michele Derus

Stockmarket concentration The Economist

IBM investors get 'Big Blue' bruise CNN / Paul R. La Monica

Economic Trends April 2005 Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

Chicago Fed Letter Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Specialists stumble The Economist

SEC Director of Enforcement to Resign AP via Forbes

China's people problem The Economist

Running out of puff? The Economist

FL: Americans travel like it's 1999, survey says Orlando Sentinel via South Florida Sun Sentinel / Jerry W. Jackson

Smokers, drinkers and gamblers, oh my! Reuters via CNN

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

U.S. February Inventories Rise 0.5%; Sales Fall 0.4% Bloomberg

Oil ready to test $50 Reuters via CNN

Bankruptcy overhaul may do little Baltimore Sun via South Florida Sun Sentinel / Eileen Ambrose

More teenagers pay with plastic AP via South Florida Sun Sentinel / Eileen Alt Powell

US told to halt spending spree Guardian / Richard Adams

26 states forced to close budget gaps / Kathleen Hunter

Dollar Gains as IMF Says U.S. to Grow Faster Than Europe, Japan Bloomberg / Taizo Hirose

It's better to be poor in Norway than in the US Christian Science Monitor / David R. Francis

US already moving toward a flat tax Christian Science Monitor / David R. Francis

Spitzer Crusade Grabs Greenberg, Bypasses Buffett Bloomberg / Mark Gilbert

Filing on deadline? You're not alone. Christian Science Monitor / Clayton Collins

UK: Jobless rise puts dent in Labour's proud boast Guardian / Charlotte Moore

Precarious Balance Econ Today via Safehaven / Albert SantaLuca

In a Shopping Frenzy NY Times / Tracie Rozhon


Voodoo Volckernomics National Review / John Tamny

U.S. growth is far from dead CBS Marketwatch / Marshall Loeb

CA: County appreciation rate slows; sales fall San Diego Union Tribune / Lori Weisberg

PA: First quarter housing sales decline 6 percent Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Sam Spatter

Hopes of corporate bond rebound dashed FT / Ivar Simensen

NV: Nevada players ante up online Las Vegas Sun / Liz Benston

WI: High schoolers win 'Fed Challenge' Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / Avrum D. Lank

Decades before euro can challenge dollar, ECB says Reuters / Alister Bull

General Motors Bonds Decline on Ratings, Contract Concerns Bloomberg / Walden Siew

U.S. Treasuries Rise, Capping Biggest Weekly Gain Since August Bloomberg / Mark Tannenbaum

Treasury yields hit 8-week lows, Fed pause pondered Reuters / Pedro Nicolaci da Costa

U.S.'s Snow, IMF Urge Argentine Accord With Holdouts Bloomberg / Andrew J. Barden

US in soft patch? Suddenly, it's last summer Reuters / Ros Krasny

High Oil, Economic Doubts, Hint at Stagflation Reuters / John Parry

OPEC says it has ample supply capacity UPI via Washington Times

Clouds gather on Wall Street CNN / Chris Isidore

Dow Tumbles 198 on Economic Worries AP via Orlando Sentinel / Michael J. Martinez

WA: Federal Home Loan Bank's earnings slump raises concern Seattle Post Intelligencer / Bill Virgin

WA: State's businesses soaked by rising fuel prices Seattle Post Intelligencer / Malini Goyal

Southwest soars on hedging Chicago Tribune / Mark Skertic

Golden memories of golden era Chicago Tribune via Orlando Sentinel / Aamer Madhani
CA: Home Price Rise of 18.6% Ends Streak LA Times / Annette Haddad

Homeownership among single women continues to increase Detroit Free Press / Suzette Hackney

The ups and downs of flat taxes BBC News / James Arnold

European bond yields hit multi-month lows FT / Joanna Chung and Philip Stafford

O, let us beware the freed ringgit Philadelphia Inquirer / Andrew Cassel

Breakup plan for Amtrak Knight Ridder via Newsday

Bankruptcy Law to Produce Rush of Filings AP via Newsday / Marcy Gordon

Industrial Production and Capacity Utilization Federal Reserve Board

Citigroup 1st-Qtr Net Rises to Record on Retail Bank Bloomberg / Justin Baer

Big Obstacle Blocks the Road to Higher Bond Rates Bloomberg / Chet Currier

IRS Says Rich Awoke, Bought More Munis in 2003 Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

Is Argentina a Role Model for Philippines? Bloomberg / William Pesek Jr.

Tax Cheats Advised to Keep Their Clients Happy Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

What's Going on with Gold and the Dollar? Texas Hedge Report via Safehaven / T. Stein and S. McIntyre

Do Security Concerns Influence Asian Central Bank Holdings? KWR International via Safehaven / Keith W. Rabin and  Scott B. MacDonald

UK: Rates rise dangerous for manufacturing, warns BCC Guardian / Ashley Seager

ECB shifts focus, worried by rising asset prices IHT / Carter Dougherty

Would euro still shine after a French 'no'? IHT / James Kanter

Crude Oil May Fall as Inventories Climb, Survey Shows Bloomberg / Mark Shenk

States collect more taxes, easing fiscal woes / Alexandra Marks

G.M. and Ford Stuck in Neutral as Buyers Look Beyond Detroit NY Times / Danny Hakim

Is Qwest desperate to merge? IHT / Floyd Norris