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PA: Counselors brace for bankruptcy clients Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Michael Yeomans

IMF's Rato says global imbalance risks increasing Reuters

EU: Take a chip off the bloc if you have the nerve Telegraph / Alison Steed

Japan's Tanigaki Expects China Yuan Plan `Sooner or Later' Bloomberg via Google News / Tim Kelly

G7: Everybody eat your broccoli Reuters via CNN and 1st Headlines

Gas Stations Feeling Squeeze AP via Hartford Courant / Brad Foss

U.S. Treasury Rally Pushes 10-Year Yields to a Seven-Week Low Bloomberg / Mark Tannenbaum

As rates rise, more making switch from ARMs to fixed rate via Holden Lewis

Fueling buyers of guzzlers Dallas Morning News / Scott Burns

First Couple Report Taxable Income of $673,000 LA Times / James Gerstenzang

Bush Points to a Retirement System With Mixed Results LA Times / Peter G. Gosselin and Edwin Chen

Ready to buy a Chinese car? Reuters via CNN

NY: The day of the dawdlers Newsday / Denise M. Bonilla and Amisha Padnani

The Beatles Could Bail Out Jackson LA Times / Geoff Boucher and Randy Lewis

ECB's Trichet Says Rates Appropriate, Rules Out Cut Bloomberg / Christian Baumgaertel

G-7 Pledges `Vigorous' Action to Aid Global Economy Bloomberg / Simon Kennedy

Dollar Has Weekly Drop Versus Yen on Signs of Slower Economy Bloomberg / Joshua Krongold and Mark Tannenbaum

Stockbroker's guide to the universe (and spiral dates) Guardian / Edmund Warner

Racing Its Rivals, I.B.M. Risks Tripping Itself Up NY Times / Steve Lohr

Ericsson shares lose 4% in value Guardian / Richard Wray

Stocks Plunge to Lowest Point Since Election NY Times / Jonathan Fuerbringer

G7: World can adapt to higher oil Reuters via CNN

Pork: Your tax dollars at work CNN

Editorial: Huh?/Estate tax repeal is dumb move Minneapolis Star Tribune


U.S. Treasuries hold gains in Asia Reuters

Economic slowdown may be worse than a mere soft patch Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Clouds gather on Wall Street CNN / Chris Isidore

Street's focus is inflation Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Refund bonanzas earmarked for paying debts San Francisco Chronicle / Tom Abate

Mutual fund investors learning their lessons Wichita Eagle

Could EU Constitution 'No' Vote Herald EMU Breakup? Reuters / Stella Dawson

Dollar Pauses After G7 Offers Nothing New Reuters / Eric Burroughs

SC: Experts: Housing hasn't hit limit Myrtle Beach Sun News / Jenny Burns

CA: Rising costs make O.C. pay raises even punier Orange County Register / Jonathan Lansner

SC: Experts see strength in Strand economy Myrtle Beach Sun News / David Wren

Transition drops value of funds Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / Kathleen Gallagher

More retirees burdened by debt Cox News via Orange County Register / Peralte C. Paul

Korea: Economy to Grow 4% in 2005: KDI Korea Times / Kim Jae-kyoung

China put on notice over its currency FT / Andrew Balls and Scheherazade Daneshkhu

CA: Sheer speculation San Diego Union Tribune / Mike Freeman

Jittery investors set stern test for quarterly results FT / Dan Roberts

'Hocus-pocus' at IBM? Analysts cry foul Reuters via CNN

N.Y. Fed's Empire State Index part of the problem last week Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Gregory M/ Drahuschak

How to Tell a Broker From an Adviser Wall Street Journal via Denver Post / Jeff D. Opdyke

High oil prices dominate G-7 meetings AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer / Harry Dunphy

Buying a home may get tougher Sacramento Bee / Andrew LePage

In 2005, a Rash of Possible Bubbles LA Times / Tom Petruno

'Reform' fails to fix root of debt Cincinnati Enquirer via Google News / Cliff Peale

Consumer, Producer Prices Rose in March: U.S. Economy Preview Bloomberg / Carlos Torres

Trade Deficit With China Is Misleading LA Times / James Flanigan

Goliath fell, so expect Wal-Mart to teeter at least Boston Globe / Charles Stein

As Stocks Sink, Grab a Life Jacket Wall Street Journal via Denver Post / Karen Talley

When the Fed Is Tightening, a So-So Market Isn't Bad NY Times / Jonathan Fuerbringer

What steroids have to do with funds CBS Marketwatch / Chuck Jaffe

Thunder? Or Is It Inflation? NY Times / Jonathan Fuerbringer

Here It Comes: The Sarbanes-Oxley Backlash NY Times / Jonathan D. Glater

The Insurance Scandal Shakes Main Street NY Times / Timothy L. O’ Brien and Joseph B. Treaster

Born With a Silver Spoon? No, That's So Ordinary NY Times / Tracie Rozhon

China: grinding the greenback Guardian – Observer / Heather Stewart

Russia: Mixed messages for investors as Russia goes 'from horrible to bad' Independent / Tim Webb and Abigail Townsend

UK: Sold for scrap Guardian – Observer / Oliver Morgan

UK: MG Rover Closure: 'What happened to all that money?' Independent / Andrew Johnson

UK: 'Morally bankrupt' Phoenix Four stand to make millions more from the

wreckage of MG Rover Independent /  Tim Webb and Clayton Hirst

UK: Brown 'betrayal' on debt Guardian – Observer / Heather Stewart


The Fed Embraces Public Perception in Place of Sound Monetary Judgment to Set Policy Merk Investments via Fiend’s SuperBear Page / Axel Merk

Consumers rushing to file for bankruptcy Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / Paul Gores

SBA-backed loans surge 27% during 1st half of fiscal '05 Chicago Tribune

Treasurys lose strength in afternoon CBS Marketwatch / Leslie Wines

How Did Michael Eisner Make Disney Profitable? Slate / Edward Jay Epstein

No Foul, No Score NY Post / Christopher Byron

Crude Prices Flat in Asia on OPEC News AP via Forbes

Korea: Raw Materials Prices Rise 7.5% Korea Times

EU appeals for French "yes" in EU constitution referendum AFP via EU Business

Funds: Take a Close Look at Mutual Fund Fees Reuters / Linda Stern

Texas Instruments' Profit Rises 12%; Shares Rise Bloomberg / Jason Kelly

Market observer Grant lashes Fed, speculative excess CBS Marketwatch / Jonathan Burton

Bush says raising retirement age a possibility Reuters / Steve Holland

10-Year Treasury Yield Seen at 5 Pct by Sept. 30 Reuters

The Economy and Managing Personal Finances Federal Reserve Board / Susan Schmidt Bies

A chance to seize on fears? Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Bush touts second-term economic reforms CNBC / Ron Insana

Look Both Ways: Motorman, Meet Brakeman / Ed Zwirn

Economy on 'decent' path, survey shows USA Today / Sue Kirchhoff

Job market brightens for managers, execs CNN

Oil futures hover near $50 on OPEC pledge AP via Seattle Times / En-Lai Yeoh

This isn't your father's Federal Reserve St. Louis Post Dispatch / Eric Heisler

A Big League Economy Tunes Up in Spring Training Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas / Mark Guzman

Buzz Gets Louder For Tighter Reins On Lobbyists Washington Post / Jeffrey H. Birnbaum

Bush Social Security Plan Proves Tough Sell Among Working Poor Washington Post / Jonathan Weisman

Bush Says Social Security Proposal Is a `Better Deal' Bloomberg

Bank Earnings Vault, But For How Long? Forbes / Liz Moyer

Swiss Banks No Longer Have It All Locked Up LA Times / Haig Simonian

FL: Uncertainty builds up as condominiums rise Miami Herald / Mimi Whitefield

Bizarro World on Wall Street CNN / Paul R. La Monica

What's Bleeding The Market? Forbes / Dan Ackman

Adobe to acquire Macromedia in $3.4 billion deal AP via Chicago Sun Times

A lone, upbeat voice on the economy CNN / Kathleen Hays

Bank of America Net Rises 75% as Fleet Boosts Results Bloomberg / George Stein

Dollar Gains; Investors Shun Global Stocks and Buy Treasuries Bloomberg / John Brinsley

Hoping to Steal Some Talent, Rivals Circle Morgan Stanley NY Times / Landon Thomas, Jr. and Andrew Ross Sorkin

Can mutual funds that hedge give you an edge? Christian Science Monitor / Jonathan P. Decker

The week ahead US News and World Report / Paul J. Lim

Economy wobbles under cost of oil Christian Science Monitor / Ron Scherer

Change in Wall St. Sentiment Underlines Economic Fears NY Times / Jonathan Fuerbringer

Nokia to Report Lower Earnings; Motorola Sales Growth May Slow Bloomberg / Ville Heiskanen and Maria Tornlund

UK: Brown raps IMF figures on Britain Telegraph / Malcolm Moore

Reuters - Good news but awkward questions Independent / Saeed Shah

Rock-star economics are not helping poor Africans Telegraph / Franklin Cudjoe

Free Money in Japan? Not So Free After All Bloomberg / William Pesek Jr.

U.S. Treasuries May Fall as Reports Ignite Inflation Concern Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton

Crude Oil Futures Fall Amid Concern Economic Growth Slowing Bloomberg / Gavin Evans

G-7 Ends Charm Offensive, Urges Shift in China Peg Bloomberg / Simon Kennedy



Expectations, Communications, and Monetary Policy Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland / Sandra Pianalto

Big Japan investors seen supporting dollar vs yen Reuters / David McMahon

Fed ready for a rest? Not likely Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Big Oil Companies are Stealing Your Hard Earned Cash NY Post / John Crudele

The Spitzer Effect Daily Standard / Irwin M. Stelzer

CalSTRS plans $3bn emerging market move Investment and Pensions Europe

Wells Fargo misses earnings estimate AP via Aberdeen News / Michael Liedtke

Gold and Deflation Speculative Investor via Safehaven / Steve Saville

Canada: Opening Statement by David Dodge to the House of Commons Finance Committee Bank of Canada

The China Mess National Review / Larry Kudlow

US, EU to hold summit June 20 in Washington: White House AFP via EU Business

Bush Says He's Worried About Energy Prices Reuters / Caren Bohan

Some German Bond Owners Want Money AP via Forbes

CT: Area Home Sales Slowing Hartford Courant / Kenneth R. Gosselin

MA: Home buyer worry in two areas Boston Globe / Scott Van Voorhis

Market expects gentler Fed CBS Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

Fed should extend inflation forecasts-Pianalto Reuters via Google News / Andrea Ricci

FOMC on right track: Ohio Fed chief CBS Marketwatch via 1st Headlines

The Fed reveals its secrets to one and all AP via Philadelphia Inquirer / Martin Crutsinger

CA: Assembly Bill Seeks Changes in Bond Sales Bloomberg via LA Times

Taking on titans Denver Post / Al Lewis

S.C. up in U.S. rankings AP The State via David Wren

CA: Hikes by Blue Cross spur investigation Mercury News / Barbara Feder Ostrov

WA: Casinos on the verge of popping up all over Seattle Times / Bill Virgin

The Economics of Sharing The Economist via

Book sales soar for new pope AP via San Diego Union Tribune

Ameritrade loses customer account info CNN

China may be top exporter to U.S. Dallas Morning News / Katherine Yung

Mint to Make New Coin With More Gold AP via Orlando Sentinel / Martin Crutsinger

Brazil's Real Rises for Second Day on Yield Advantage Outlook Bloomberg / Elzio Barreto

Intel's swell CNN / Paul R. La Monica

GM Has $1.1 Bln 1st-Qtr Loss, Drops 2005 Forecast Bloomberg / Jeff Green

Cost of basics booming Knight Ridder via Charlotte Observer / Kevin G. Hall

Bank sees big leap in profit, accounts Boston Globe / Sasha Talcott

Treasuries rally, inflation fears forgotten for now Reuters / Pedro Nicolaci da Costa

GMAC's borrowing costs rise, but not much Reuters / Dan Wilchins

A valuable alternative to empire-building The Economist

Yahoo's First-Quarter Profit Doubles AP via Forbes

Intel Says Profit Rose 25%, Raises Margin Forecast Bloomberg / Ian King

N.Y. Crude Oil Rises as Gasoline Demand May Drain Inventories Bloomberg / Mark Shenk

Investors Turn Downbeat on World Economy-Merrill Reuters / Jeremy Gaunt

Community Affairs Research Conference- Opening Remarks Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

Merrill Buys Back Its Future Forbes / Liz Moyer

US Treasuries struggle despite benign price data Reuters

New Residential Construction U.S. Census Bureau

Wholesale prices jump in March AP via Baltimore Sun / Martin Crutsinger

Housing starts tumble Reuters via CNN

Taking the General Out of G.M. NY Times / Danny Hakim

G.M. Posts Steep Quarterly Loss AP via NY Times

UK: Inflation Rise Prompts Interest Rate Fears Scotsman / Philip Waller

Pimco Says Fed Is Almost Done Raising Rates Bloomberg / Joshua Krongold

Seismic Sentiment Shift Belies Economy's Nature Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

Markets Halt 3-Day Skid, but Bounce Is Missing NY Times / Jonathan Fuerbringer

MCI and Qwest move closer in discussions about takeover FT via Google News / Paul Taylor, James Politi and Aline van Duyn

U.S. Producer Prices Probably Rose 0.6% in March: BN Survey Bloomberg / Joe Richter

For Business Travelers, Fees and Taxes Everywhere NY Times / Christopher Elliott

U.S. Needs `Flat Tax Incentive' to Spark Savings Bloomberg / Gene Sperling

UK: House prices face stagnation Daily Mail – This Is London / Sean Poulter

Japan's 10-Year Bonds May Drop as Nikkei Rebound Saps Demand Bloomberg via Moreover and Investing in Bonds / Keiko Ujikane

Australia: Bears take over as commodities dive Sydney Morning Herald / Michael Evans

Slow and Easy, Baby Pimco / Paul McCulley

Russia to Double Ruble Bond Issuance Reuters via Moscow Times / Douglas Busvine

Mexicans Send Record $20B South of the Border Newsmax

Is it all relative? Christian Science Monitor / Kris Axtman

China's Economy Probably Grew 9% in 1st Qtr, Slowest in 2 Yrs Bloomberg / Nerys Avery


Qwest, MCI talks focusing on two demands Denver Post / Ross Wehner

Bond market strength likely to continue Rabo Securities via New Ratings, Moreover News and

ND: Proposal would tax Internet purchases Grand Forks Herald / Brenden Timpe

SC: Construction tab trickles to home buyers Myrtle Beach Sun News / Jenny Burns

Fed sees uneven growth across U.S. CBS Marketwatch / Greg Robb

Report captures tale of hometown trouble Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Prices are surging – and it's not just gasoline San Diego Union Tribune / Martin Crutsinger

As Inflation Outpaces Wages, Spending at Risk Reuters

Do as We Say, Not as We Dow Slate / Daniel Gross

Flying high? Not exactly Newsday / James Bernstein

Caution urged on stock buybacks NY Daily News / Tom van Riper

Phoenix Rising? / Lawrence Carrel

A very bitter outlook for orange juice prices: Hurricanes, more demand to hike costs Boston Herald / Jennifer Heldt Powell

U.S. mortgage rates unchanged Wednesday-BestInfo Reuters

Europe's Central Banks to Diversify Assets, Slowly Reuters / David Milliken

Venezuela flexes oil muscle Christian Science Monitor / Jim Bencivenga

Since joining EU, Poles less interested in working elsewhere in bloc AFP via EU Business

Merger talks revive notion of consolidation USA Today via 1st Headlines / Dan Reed and Barbara De Lollis

Remarks before the Bond Market Association US Securities and Exchange Commission / William Donaldson

SEC Chief: Underwriters Must Stand Behind Bond Sales Dow Jones via Nasdaq, Moreover News and / Siobhan Hughes

Recent developments in the payments system Federal Reserve Board / Louise L. Roseman

Will the walls come falling down? The Economist

Snow Says `No' to 30-Year Bond, Market Hears `Maybe' Bloomberg / Michael McDonald, Ann Saphir and Simon Kennedy

US Treasuries recover from early declines Reuters

Snow dismisses stagflation, as CPI spikes up Reuters

EBay beats but ... Reuters via CNN

US inflation rise cuts chances of rate respite FT / Christopher Swann and Andrew Balls

Freddie warns of over-regulation, Fannie "sorry" Reuters

Bush Signs Massive Bankruptcy Law Re-Write Forbes / Greg Levine

NYSE to Merge With Archipelago, Be Public Company Bloomberg / Philip Boroff

Deutsche Bank Bulks Up Forbes / Liz Moyer

8 Morgan Stanley traders defect to Deutsche Bank Reuters via USA Today

Saved By The Crash Forbes / Dan Ackman

CA: O.C.'s Benefits Balloon Looming LA Times / David Reyes and Jean O. Pasco

Remarks at the Bond Market Association's annual meeting in New York City Federal Reserve Bank of New York  / Timothy F. Geithner

Beige Book Federal Reserve Board

Atlanta Beige Book Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Dallas Beige Book Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

U.S. Current Account Deficit: Causes and Consequences Federal Reserve Board / Roger W. Ferguson, Jr.

U.S. Bond Issuers Debate `Relationship Business' Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

US Treasuries shudder lower after inflation shock Reuters

U.S. Treasuries Fall as Consumer Prices Rise More Than Forecast Bloomberg / Joshua Krongold

Consumer Price Index Bureau of Labor Statistics

Finally! Some good inflation news CNN / Kathleen Hays

US rate futures see Fed pressing on with hikes Reuters

JPMorgan Profit Rises on Investment Banking, Bank One Bloomberg / Justin Baer

A boom that won't bust? Reuters via CNN

Mortgage Applications Decreased Last Week Reuters

Wildfire Chinese growth persists BBC News

Eurozone trade surplus shrinks FT / Ralph Atkins

Slower Growth Won't Stop Fed's Rate Increase Bloomberg / John M. Berry

Curiosity Concerning Conundrums? Safehaven / Rob Kirby

Mortgage Companies Support Proposed Regulator Washington Post / Kathleen Day and Annys Shin

Hurd Gets a Lot Less Compensation Than Fiorina Bloomberg / Graef Crystal

The Troubled Oil Company NY Times / Simon Romero and Alexei Barrionuevo

The Energy Crisis Real or Artificial? Tactical Investor via Safehaven / Sol Palha

UK: Interest rate fears as inflation spikes Scotsman / David Black

China's Economy Grows 9.5 Percent, More Than Expected Bloomberg / Nerys Avery

Securities Fraud Standards Upheld by Supreme Court NY Times / Linda Greenhouse

UK: Blair brushes off jump in inflation Guardian / Larry Elliott

The U.K. Economy Is Headed for Post-Election Jolt Bloomberg / Matthew Lynn


The Power of Price Stability Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland / Sandra Pianalto

A not-so-fun 'stag' party? CNN / Paul R. La Monica

New-vehicle sales show signs of life Dallas Morning News / Terry Box

Ga-ga for Google CNN / Paul R. La Monica

Asia: U.S. Treasury prices edge up despite solid data Reuters

China announces $15 billion bank overhaul AP via Miami Herald / Joe McDonald

Cuba: Castro more than doubles minimum wage AP via Aberdeen News / Vanessa Arrington

EU: Wage moderation continues across Europe AFP via EU Business

Greenspan: Yuan peg undercuts China CBS Marketwatch / William L. Watts

Greenspan: Major deficit work needed CBS Marketwatch / William L. Watts

The Curse of the Withholding Tax Ludwig von Mises Institute / Laurence M. Vance

Everything is going up, except pay St. Paul Pioneer Press / Jennifer Bjorhus

Rates fall for third week CBS Marketwatch / Steve Kerch

Looking for trouble The Economist

Yesterday's papers The Economist

Markets vs. Exchanges Slate / Daniel Engber

Stock Market Is Scary Place To Be NY Post / John Crudele

Rescuing environmentalism The Economist

Housing costs may fit pattern Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Recalling the bad old 1970s Newsday / James Bernstein

Business Outlook Survey Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

A First Step in Dealing with Growing Retirement Costs Federal Reserve Board / Edward M. Gramlich

Google profit soars Globe and Mail / Roma Luciw

Pitchman-in-chief Bush touts Social Security to salesman AP via San Diego Union Tribune / Nedra Pickler

Analysis: Bush and the oil crunch UPI via Washington Times / Richard Tomkins

Perplexing Protectionist Politicians National Review / Tom Nugent

VA: Popularity Has Its Price for Home Buyers Washington Post / Barbara Ruben

AZ: Housing market stays hot Arizona Republic / Catherine Reagor Burrough

Chinese exports to EU rose 50 percent UPI via Washington Times

Big day for Dow CNN / Alexandra Twin

Qwest Raises MCI Offer to $30 a Share, or $9.75 Bln Bloomberg / Dana Cimilluca

Treasuries slide as "soft patch" theory reevaluated Reuters / Pedro Nicolaci da Costa

AMR bond rating slashed Dallas Fort Worth Star Telegram / Trebor Banstetter

U.S. mortgage rates rise Thursday-BestInfo Reuters

Greenback slips amid stagflation fears FT / Peter Garnham

Starting Salaries Up for Finance Grads / Stephen Taub

Greenspan warns again on deficits LA Times via Baltimore Sun / Jonathan Peterson

Budget process reforms Federal Reserve Board / Alan Greenspan

U.S. Treasuries Fall as Stock Indexes Rise, Jobless Claims Drop Bloomberg / Joshua Krongold and Vivianne C. Rodrigues

Better deal now on U.S. bonds Philadelphia Inquirer / Jeff Brown

U.S. Leading Economic Indicators Index Fell 0.4% in March Bloomberg / Robert Willis

Inflation's Strength Raises Concerns LA Times / Nicholas Riccardi

TN: Bidding wars on the rise in tight housing market Tennessean / Keith Russell

CA: Region's Rents Soar as Rising Home Prices Push Up Demand LA Times / Annette Haddad

CA: Tenants squeezed Orange County Register / Hang Nguyen

Credit official's assets frozen Baltimore Sun / Eileen Ambrose

Motorola's earnings rise nearly 50% Chicago Sun Times / Howard Wolinsky

In Vegas, they let the good times roll Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Jack Markowitz

S. Floridians scramble to beat tougher bankruptcy law South Florida sun Sentinel / Rafael Gerena-Morales

Greenspan: Baby Boomer promises may not be kept CBS Marketwatch / William L. Watts

One Strategy Doesn't Fit The Entire World Forbes / Fei Mei Chan

CA: Rents won't pay the mortgage Sacramento Bee / Andrew LePage

NY: Inflation Soars in New York City NY Post

Treasurys fall after claims report CBS Marketwatch / Leslie Wines

Jobless claims plunge 36,000 last week Reuters via USA Today

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

U.S. sales slow, but McDonald's profit shoots up 42% AP via USA Today and 1st Headlines

Archipelago Soar After NYSE Agrees to Take It Over Bloomberg / Sean B. Pasternak

UK: Rise in deficit narrows the Chancellor's options Independent / Philip Thornton

If China is the problem, how come it doesn't have a seat at the table? Independent / Jeremy Warner

Accelerating inflation, or a blip? Minneapolis Star Tribune / Mike Meyers

Massive U.S. population growth seen in South, West Reuters

Still Not Convinced There's a Real Estate Bubble, Read This! Euro Pacific Capital via Safehaven / Peter Schiff

Regional impact of the new US bankruptcy law Christian Science Monitor / Kris Axtman

The Fed Embraces Public Perception in Place of Sound Monetary Judgment to Set Policy Merk Investments via Safehaven / Axel Merk

BondWorks Institutional Advisors via Safehaven / Levente Mady

Crude Oil Falls on Concern Slowing U.S. Economy to Pare Demand Bloomberg / Sri Jegarajah and Gavin Evans

Big Board Seen in Step to End Floor Auctions NY Times / Jenny Anderson

Inflation Fears Pummel Stocks; New Lows for '05 NY Times / Jonathan Fuerbringer and Louis Uchitelle

UK: Economic uncertainty keeps rates on hold This is Money – This is London / Michael Clarke

Japan Won't Diversify Reserves, MOF's Asakawa Says Bloomberg / John Brinsley

Japan Trade Surplus Unexpectedly Narrowed in March Bloomberg / Lily Nonomiya

Greece, Counting on Post-Olympic Boom, Now Faces Tourism Bust Bloomberg / Maria Petrakis and Harry Papachristou



Feds shrink Medicaid matching grants / Pamela M. Prah

Murmurs of stagflation hint at challenge for Fed MSNBC / Martin Wolk

PNC earnings come in higher than expected Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Thomas Olson

Junk Deals Stutter Bondweek / Caroline Salas

Foreigners buying U.S. real estate AP via Mississippi Sun Herald /  Mike Schneider

CA: Higher costs of living hurt business AP via Mercury News – Inside Bay Area / Rachel Konrad

US carmaker bond shrug off earnings news FT / Ivar Simensen

Clogged Border Cost U.S. Billions CP via Today’s Trucking and Newsmax

L.A. Doctor to Get $1.35B in Settlement Newsday / Laura Wides

Regulators dropped fund ball CBS Marketwatch / John Spence

Chicago financial exchanges may combine UPI via Washington Times

Bottom for both gold and bonds? CBS Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

$100,000 ain't what it used to be Denver Post / Al Lewis

Putting up the barricades The Economist

Imbalances in the U.S. Economy Federal Reserve Board / Donald L. Kohn

Hedging, Financing, and Investment Decisions: A Simultaneous Equations Framework Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta / Chen-Miao Lin and Stephen D. Smith

Broker, 2 others named in computer scheme Newsday / Susan Harrigan

Oil Above $55 on U.S. Refinery Problems Reuters

Qwest's Last Stand Forbes via Google News / David Ewalt

Google Flirts with Highs After Earnings Reuters via Google News / Lisa Bernstein

U.S. mortgage rates fell Friday-BestInfo Reuters

Feds probe real estate agents Money Magazine via CNN / Jon Birger

AZ: 'Condotel' plan for Chandler advances Arizona Republic / Stephanie Paterik

Spreads narrow with Treasury bounce Reuters

CBOT debt traders stayed short on week – CFTC Reuters / Ros Krasny

Will U.S. kill deduction for home-equity loans? Boston Herald / Kenneth R. Harney

US Treasuries regain some ground, wary of stocks Reuters / Wayne Cole

CEO Compensation Forbes / Scott DeCarlo

Why I Don't Care About The NYSE Forbes / Dan Ackman

Chinese forwards leap on US pressure FT / Steve Johnson

Bank of Mexico Unexpectedly Holds Interest Rates at 2-Year High Bloomberg / Adriana Arai

Greenspan discounts stagflation concerns Sydney Morning Herald via Google News / Jessica Irvine

One Puzzling Economy Philadelphia Inquirer / Andrew Cassel

Oil heads toward $55 Reuters via CNN

Oil higher on Saudi attack AP via Globe and Mail and Google News

Yen Advances to Highest in Four Weeks After Koizumi Apology Bloomberg / Jake Lee

N.C. boom zooms on Charlotte Observer / Michael Gordon

TX: Mixed Dallas home market Dallas Morning News / Steve Brown

Ericsson 1Q Profits Soar on Strong Sales AP via Forbes

Rothschilds Wine, Dine CEOs; Give Unbiased Bankers Bloomberg / Jacqueline Simmons and Julia Werdigier

MTA Demands Debate on Auction Sale of Muni Bonds Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

How the Fed is doing China a favour FT / Stephen Roach

Greenspan Says He Expects Tax Increases Washington Post / Nell Henderson

U.S. Has No Comparative Advantage in Boxers Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

After Markets' Merger Mania, Is Oligopoly Next? NY Times / Floyd Norris

Big Three Call the Shots as Fund-Fee Wars Heat Up Bloomberg / Chet Currier

Analyst Fired for Personal Trading Washington Post / Terence O'Hara

It's a Mistake to Sell South Korea Short Bloomberg / William Pesek Jr.

UK: Weak sales leave no room for rate rise Guardian / Ashley Seager

Let the Battle Begin: Big Board vs. Nasdaq NY Times / Jenny Anderson

China Looms as the World's Next Leading Auto Exporter NY Times / Keith Bradhser

Oil Rises a 4th Day on Concern U.S. Fuel Supply Is Inadequate Bloomberg / Gavin Evans

Dollar Heads for Its Biggest Weekly Drop in Six Against Euro Bloomberg / Kanako Chiba

Japan's Bonds Decline on Jump in Stocks Amid Economic Optimism Bloomberg / Chris Cooper

Ford Spills Some Beans on General Motors Earnings Bloomberg / Mark Gilbert


Greenspan, Be Careful What You Wish For Euro Pacific Capital via Safehaven / Peter Schiff

Bush Urges Congress to Approve War Costs, Cut Other Outlays Bloomberg / Brendan Murray

'Another day, another euro' for some Germans IHT /  Carter Dougherty

MI: Airport sells bonds; others may need vote Detroit Free Press / Jewel Gopwani

'Decide: Gas, groceries, medicine' Chicago Sun Times / Will Lester

Thrifty boomers cash in on discounts Dallas Morning News / Bob Moos

U.S. Two-Year Treasuries Have Biggest Weekly Slide in a Month Bloomberg / Joshua Krongold

Europe Welcomes Accounting Plan; U.S. Remains a Bit Wary NY Times / Floyd Norris

Traditions swept aside at U.S. exchanges CBS Marketwatch via Google News / Greg Morcroft

Oil's Lesser Role in U.S. Economy Limits Damage From High Prices NY Post / Jad Mouawad

Florida still offers debtors a haven Orlando Sentinel / Richard Burnett

MCI Board Says Qwest Offer Is Superior, Still Supports Verizon Bloomberg / Dana Cimilluca

Costco says earnings to fall short of Wall Street estimates Seattle Times / Monica Soto Ouchi

Bicoastal Blues for G.M. and Ford NY Times / Danny Hakim

Maytag's Profit Drops 80% as Costs Rise Bloomberg via LA Times

Going out on a limb CNN / Sarah Max

World's Most Expensive Hotels 2005 Forbes / Sophia Banay

Too much knowledge is a dangerous thing Guardian / Edmund Warner

China May Speed Up Move to Flexible Yuan, Central Banker Says Bloomberg via 1st Headlines / Rob Delaney

Manic Markets Want Chill Pill NY Post / Suzanne McGee

Nasdaq Hits Back NY Post / Richard Wilner



Frenzied floor takes another step toward extinction St. Louis Post Dispatch / David Nicklaus

High stakes won't allow us to admit housing bubble Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

A view in verse, by Dallas Fed chief Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Treasury strapped for clout Dallas Morning News / Angela Shah and David Jackson

U.S. VP Cheney meets with Saudi leader in Dallas Reuters / Chris Baltimore and Tom Doggett

States try to fill $260 billion gap in public pensions Tacoma News Tribune / Lawrence Messina

Empty homes might be undoing of speculators Baltimore Sun / Jay Hancock

EM debt eyes Ecuador, Belize, US economy Reuters / Manuela Badawy

Roller coaster, week 3 CNN /Alexandra Twin

Don't panic! Bears can be fun CBS Marketwatch / Paul B. Farrell

Investors Navigate a Murky Market Wall Street Journal / Gregory Zuckerman

Gas Prices Down Slightly on Lower Demand AP via Baltimore Sun

SC: What We Earn Myrtle Beach Sun News / David Wren

Robert Pozen's radical plan to save Social Security CBS Marketwatch / Jonathan Burton

Groundwork begins on U.S. Social Security overhaul Reuters / Donna Smith

EU: You can blame the usual suspects of red tape and tax, but Europe's problems run deeper Independent / Hamish McRae

Citigroup, Lennar Sell Debt as Corporate-Bond Issuance Dwindles Bloomberg / David Russell

Brokers threaten to quit NYSE over listing FT  / David Wighton, David Wells and Andrei Postelnicu

Confiscation New Era Investor via Safehaven / Roland Watson

Low profits mean gas station owners share your fueling pain San Francisco Chronicle / David R.  Baker

Economist sees silver lining to stock struggles Universal Press Syndicate via Orange County Register / Brendan Boyd

The business of playing markets AP via Philadelphia Inquirer /  Meg Richards

Funds push for electronic documents CBS Marketwatch / Chuck Jaffe

The Ties That Bind at Morgan Stanley NY Times / Landon Thomas, Jr.

Consumer Spending Slowdown Damps Growth: U.S. Economy Preview Bloomberg / Carlos Torres

Dollar's drop hasn't kept U.S. travelers home Seattle Post Intelligencer / Dan Richman

Directions often bad for Wall St. Philadelphia Inquirer / Jeff Brown

Globalization Is Doing a World of Good for U.S. LA Times / James Flanigan

PA: We can wage a guess on Phila.'s future Philadelphia Inquirer / Andrew Cassel

Philadelphia Fed index report gave stock market a big boost Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Gregory M. Drahuschak

Fannie and Freddie are in Republicans' sights Cleveland Plain Dealer / Steve Talbott

Bush's team ganging up on Social Security Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Jack Markowitz

Entrepreneurs target baby boomers AP via St. Louis Post Dispatch / Peter Svensson

Icap and Collins Stewart gain money broking licenses in China Telegraph / Grant Ringshaw

Class war, American style Guardian -  Observer / Edward Helmore

Private Accounts, and Priorities NY Times / Matt Miller

Why the Baby Boomers Won't Wreck the Market CBS Marketwatch via NY Times / Mark Hulbert

Are Technology Stocks About to Lose the Blues? NY Times / Norm Alster

When Wall Street Frets, It's a Good Time to Buy NY Times  / Ben Stein

UK: House sellers are urged to slash asking prices Guardian -  Observer / Heather Stewart

UK: Who would be Gordon's Chancellor? Guardian -  Observer / Heather Stewart

UK: Forward with Brown back to front Guardian / William Keegan



Greenspan's Deficits Time / Daniel Eisenberg and Eric Roston

Outlook grows brighter for grads Christian Science Monitor / Clayton Collins

Home prices keep moving upward Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / Michele Derus

U.S. Treasury yields edge down in Asia Reuters

Germany could issue 50-year bonds, sources say Investment and Pensions Europe

SEC Probes Pooled Bonds And Trans Bond Buyer / Lynn Hume

Spending isn't likely to slow Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Small businesses face tougher bankruptcy rules St. Louis Business Journal / Kent Hoover

Rate hikes boxing in small businesses AP via Indianapolis Star / Joyce M. Rosenberg

CA: Inland Empire amid a boom Long Beach Press Telegram / Alex Viega

How To Finance a Hollywood Blockbuster Slate / Edward Jay Epstein

TD Banknorth profit dips AP via Toronto Star

CA: New Wave of Oil Drilling LA Times / Dana Calvo

Khodorkovsky: an oligarch undone BBC News / Jeremy Scott-Joynt

Korea: Dollar Closes Below W1,000 Korea Times / Kim Yon-se

Qwest's Offer Is Beyond Its Means Forbes / David M. Ewalt

Qwest Files at FCC to Halt SBC Acquisition AP via Newsday

A big day for bulls was good for bears CBS Marketwatch / Tomi Kilgore

Saudi aide says $50 oil too high CBS Marketwatch via 1st Headlines / Stephanie I. Cohen

Look Both Ways: Mixed Messages / Ed Zwirn

European Union Is Pressed to Slow Flow of Chinese Textiles NY Times / James Kanter and Chris Buckley

U.S. mortgage rates unchanged Monday-BestInfo Reuters

Yen hits dollar and euro highs FT / Peter Garnham

The NYSE's Conflict Of Interest Olympics Forbes / Dan Ackman

US Treasuries pressured by stock bounce, supply Reuters

Existing Homes Sales Climb by 1 Percent AP via Forbes

U.S. Must Focus on Better Education-Fed's Pianalto Reuters

Auction-Rate Securities: Hold That Gavel / Marie Leone

Hey, Buddy, Want A Share? Forbes / William P. Barrett

Langone’s Lulu NY Post / Richard Wilner

Insider Trading Linked to PIPE Offerings / Stephen Taub

America's wealthiest less confident Reuters via CNN

Brodsky: CBOE won't be pushed into a merger Chicago Sun Times / David Roeder

Bush Gets Personal on Social Security LA Times / Janet Hook

Realtors at top of crowded market Miami Herald / Martha Brannigan

UK: Could London Weather a British Real-Estate Slump? Bloomberg / Matthew Lynn

America's interest rates puzzle world economy Taipei Times / J. Bradford Delong

Yen Retreats From 1-Month High; Official Denies Change to Yuan Bloomberg / John Brinsley

Bush threatens to turn up the heat on China, but the US could get burnt Independent / Stephen King

Dealers May Revisit 30-Year Bond At Quarterly Meeting With Treasury BondWeek via Institutional Investor and

Treasuries May Fall as Reports Likely to Show Faster Inflation Bloomberg / Vivianne C. Rodrigues

Wanna buy this house? Send your résumé. Christian Science Monitor / Evan Pondel

Newspapers struggle to avoid their own obit Christian Science Monitor / Randy Dotinga

Secretly, tiny nations hold much wealth Christian Science Monitor / David R. Francis

UK: City braced for hedge fund scandal Mail on Sunday – This is London / Simon Watkins

UK: Economic growth at slowest rate for a year This is Money – This is London

Online gambling a new arena for U.S.-EU trade conflicts IHT / Eric Pfanner

Credit Card Debt and the K-Wave Clif Droke Market Analysis via Safehaven / Clif Droke

Yen Gains; China's Zhou Says Yuan Shift May Be Accelerated Bloomberg / John Brinsley


Breaking Up Is Hard To Do Slate / Daniel Gross

And You Thought Oil Was A Worry Business Week via MSNBC / Peter Coy and Jason Bush

Why business is still wary of Russia BBC News / James Arnold

GMAC Says Prepared for Possible 'Junk' Rating Reuters / Richard Barley

South Florida home prices take another leap South Florida Sun Sentinel / Alexandra Navarro Clifton

FL: Dade home sales plunge 28% Miami Herald / Matthew Haggman

Canada: Unparalleled boom drives housing Globe and Mail / Jane Gadd

Ken’s Revenge NY Post / Richard Wilner

US housing market BBC News / Stephen Evans

Cost of protection too high Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

SUV trade-in values, sales are tanking Dallas Morning News / Terry Box

Tough day on Street CNN / Alexandra Twin

IL: Sears brands give Kmart a makeover Chicago Tribune / Becky Yerak

Fed OKs Acquisition of Riggs Bank Parent AP via Newsday

Interest Sensitivity and Volatility Reductions: Cross-Section Evidence Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

The cyberbuttonwood era arrives The Economist

Amazon investors cry a river CNN / Paul R. La Monica

Most Expensive ZIP Codes 2005 Forbes / Sara Clemence

CA: Orange County home supply dwindles to 10-month low Orange County Register / Hang Nguyen

Oil rebounds off lows ahead of stockpile data FT / Kevin Morrison

Fed comforted by sluggish wages Bloomberg via Rocky Mountain News / Will Edwards

Japan bond yields at 14-month low FT / Joanna Chung, Ivar Simensen and David Turner

Brazil: Bradesco to Sell Bonds in Brazil, Cut Overseas Debt Bloomberg / Elzio Barreto

U.S.'s Snow - tougher rules won't hurt GSE mission Reuters

Economic Research – Regional Highlights Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

DoubleClick to be bought for $1.1B Newsday via Google News / Monty Phan

WorldCom: Even The Dead Settle Forbes / Dan Ackman

Treasury Notes Fall on Home Sales, Consumer Confidence Index Bloomberg / Vivianne Rodrigues

U.S. Economy: Home Sales Unexpectedly Rise, Confidence Falls Bloomberg / Courtney Schlisserman

New Residential Sales U.S. Census Bureau

Consumer Confidence Index Declines More Than Five Points In April Conference Board

Bond Strategists: Morgan Stanley's Roach Sees Fed Going to 5.5% Bloomberg / Jake Lee

Retirement debate to heat up in Senate CNN

Bush Extends Social Security Tour as Support in Polls Dwindles Bloomberg

Investors turning to homes San Francisco Chronicle / Kathleen Pender

CA: Changes doomed my guess on prices Orange County Register / Jonathan Lansner

PA: Area jobless rate rises to 5.7 percent Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Joe Napsha

CA: Fugitive Money Manager Is Arrested in Arizona LA Times / E. Scott Reckard

Oil Prices Drop After Bush Meets With Prince AP via Baltimore Sun / George Jahn

Monster or Myth? Daily Standard / Irwin Stelzer

Sprawl and `Slurbs' Are the Wave of the Future Bloomberg / Andrew Ferguson

Greenspan Fading Away Texas Hedge Fund Report via Safehaven / T. Stein and S. McIntyre

China Will Fight Efforts to Restore Quotas NY Times / Chris Buckley and James Kanter

Malaysia's Islamic Bond Sales Rise as Limits Eased Bloomberg / David Yong

If Senate shuts down, who's to blame? Christian Science Monitor / Gail Russell Chaddock

Bush and Saudi Prince Discuss High Oil Prices in Ranch Meeting NY Times / Richard W. Stevenson

Deal will create huge oil refiner AP via Minneapolis Star Tribune

The Econo-Matrix Euro vs Dollar Currency War Monitor  via Safehaven / Alex Wallenwein

Florida economy blows past hurricanes Christian Science Monitor / Jacqui Goddard and Richard Luscombe

Management Sage Drucker Speaks to Investors Too Bloomberg / Chet Currier

French-Referendum Risks Rouse Bond Vigilantes Bloomberg / Mark Gilbert

Japan's Household Spending Falls; Economy Sheds Jobs Bloomberg / Lindsay Whipp

13 members pressure EU over textiles from China IHT / James Kanter and Chris Buckley

Euro Trades Near 1-Month Low; German Confidence at 19-Month Low Bloomberg / Kanako Chiba

Greenspan Misses the Point About Yuan – Again Bloomberg / Andy Mukherjee


Inflation is Dead! Long Live Inflation! Trident Capital via Always-on Network and Fiends SuperBear Page / Eric Janszen

A Risky Way to Buy a Home / Stacey L. Bradford

Raymond James settles with NASD CBS Marketwatch / Kathie O'Donnell

What Made the Next Depression Worse Ludwig von Mises Institute / Lew Rockwell

House of Blues? National Review / John Tanny

Mortgage rates feed the boom Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Our Schizophrenic Housing Market Forbes / Dan Ackman

Gas prices leaving consumers tanked Miami Herald / Gregg Fields and Monica Hatcher

Inflation sniffers play pivotal economic role Knight Ridder via The State

Fresh evidence of an economic pause ... but not the start of recession AP via San Diego Union Tribune / Martin Crutsinger

Fannie Mae woes could hurt market in mortgages AP via Tennessean / Marcy Gordon

Asian Crude Prices Down AP via Forbes and Google News

House approves new gold coins AP via San Diego Union Tribune / Laurie Kellman

Bush seeks refineries at former bases AP via Dallas Morning News 

Blogs offer economists' thinking on daily living Baltimore Sun / Jay Hancock

Chill sweeps through economy Philadelphia Inquirer / Harold Brubaker

Oil prices slide more than $2.50 a barrel Seattle Times / Edith Balazs

Economy sputtering; 'Ugly' is one description Chicago Tribune / James P. Miller

Eurozone bond yields slide on growth fears FT / Joanna Chung, Ivar Simensen and David Turner

Bush seeks to ease US oil needs BBC News

Social Security: It's not savings Philadelphia Inquirer / Andrew Cassel

Merc first-quarter profit up 54%; CBOT deal might be in cards Chicago Sun Times / David Roeder

Rebutting affordable housing fears Boston Globe / Kimberly Blanton

Viacom's Endless Round of Hokum Bloomberg / David Pauly

Learning the bare facts about unions Philadelphia Inquirer / Jane M. Von Bergen

Bond buyers' best bet is to act by May 2 Knight Ridder via Orange County Register / Jeff Brown

The Evolution of Central Banking in the United States Federal Reserve Board / Roger W. Ferguson, Jr.

Can the Fed Downshift Smoothly? LA Times / Nicholas Riccardi

Durable Goods Manufacturers Shipments, Inventories and Orders U.S. Census Bureau

Treasuries Rise; Durables Orders Have Biggest Drop in Two Years Bloomberg / Vivianne C. Rodrigues

Best Buy sets $1.5B stock buyback Reuters via CNN

U.S. March Durables Orders Fall 2.8%; Ex-Transport. Fall 1% Bloomberg / Carlos Torres

Dollar gains as data elsewhere disappoints FT / Steve Johnson

Verizon Profit Surges on Record Wireless Subscribers Bloomberg / J. Kyle Foster

NY: Northeast lagging in home sales NY Daily News

Homebuilders Get 139 Times Greenspan's Salary Bloomberg / Graef Crystal

Mortgage applications rise Reuters via CNN

Moody's profit rises 15 pct on ratings demand Reuters

Consumers Are Wary, but Housing Remains Hot NY Times / Edmund L. Andrews

GOP May Be Splintering on Social Security Washington Post / Jonathan Weisman and Michael A. Fletcher

Eurotunnel demands a debt write-off of €6bn Guardian / Charlotte Moore

Venezuela: Too much of a good thing leads to too much trash Christian Science Monitor / Mike Ceaser

Sizing up German economy's stagnation NY Times via IHT / Mark Landler

Deutsche Ousts UBS as Top Currency Bank, Survey Says Bloomberg / Richard Blackden

MN: Profit up 5% at American Express unit Minneapolis Star Tribune / Susan Feyder

Coffee Gains on Brazil Frost Concerns: World's Biggest Mover Bloomberg / Jason Gale

Dollar Near Eight-Day High Against Euro on Rising U.S. Yields Bloomberg / John Brinsley

What Has Trichet Achieved as the ECB's President? Bloomberg /  Matthew Lynn

India's Central Bank May Leave Key Bank Rate at 32-Year Low Bloomberg / Cherian Thomas and Ramya Venugopal

Bonds for Dummies? Yes, and It's About Time Bloomberg / William Pesek Jr.



Medical costs prove a burden even for some with insurance USA Today / Julie Appleby

Is your state tax-friendly? / Kathleen Murphy

We're only as safe as housing Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

NY: Psst, Wanna Buy My Skyscraper? Slate / Daniel Gross

U.S. mortgage rates unchanged Thursday-BestInfo Reuters

Emerging Debt-Asian spreads widen on weak US growth, inflation Reuters

BMA Releases New Study on European Bond Pricing Sources; Assesses Implications for Greater Transparency in the EU Bond Markets Bond Market Association

Foreign cenbanks sell Treasuries, buy agencies –Fed Reuters

Asset-backeds -Supply in good demand; Spreads firm Reuters

High-yield bond troubles may just be start AP via Beaufort Gazette / Ellen Simon

US junk bond funds weekly outflow $228 mln Reuters

Number of uninsured flawed LA Times via Myrtle Beach Sun News / Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar

Balancing the Tightrope: The Bush Administration on China Trade Policy KWR International / Russell L. Smith and Caroline G. Cooper, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

Amid poll woes, Bush proposes Social Security fix Reuters / Steve Holland

Options Markets May Appeal as Takeover Targets Reuters / Doris Frankel

Fidelity's Magellan: from Model Fund to Lemon Reuters / Mark Wilkinson

The pause in the world economy's growth is just that Independent / Hamish McRae

Wise men at ease The Economist

Long-term mortgage rates tumble CNN

The online ad attack The Economist

Verizon CEO: We won't buy Qwest Denver Post / Aldo Svaldi

Liquidity Theory Points to a Bull Market / Lisa Scherzer

Rethinking the Axis of Oil The Economist

Oil in troubled waters The Economist

Coffee The Economist

Republicans set budget deal CBS Marketwatch / William L. Watts

Social Security reform not optional Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Jack Markowitz

Car shoppers drown in debt CBS Marketwatch / Shawn Langlois

The Dumbest Guys in the Room / Igor Greenwald

CA: Report: State's uninsured near 16% San Francisco Chronicle / Victoria Colliver

Hedge Funds Eye Small Holders Wall Street Journal via Hartford Courant / Jane J. Kim

BOJ: prices will fall this year after all CBS Marketwatch via 1st Headlines / Lisa Twaronite

EU: Now that we are all bundled inside, let's shut the door The Economist

France: Après mai, le déluge? The Economist

Honest! The Economist

Treasuries Rise as First-Quarter GDP Grows Less Than Forecast Bloomberg / Vivianne C. Rodrigues

Treasury yields fall to two-month low FT / Joanna Chung, Ivar Simensen and David Turner

Dollar edges up as market undecided over GDP data FT / Steve Johnson

Dow loses 128 points on weak GDP report AP via Seattle Times / Meg Richards

Canada: Two-headed beast spreads fiscal fear Financial Post / Jacqueline Thorpe

Bush to Outline Social Security Options, Aide Says Bloomberg / Heidi Przybyla and Roger Runningen

Government bond prices jump after data FT / Joanna Chung

Gold may approach $500 if dollar weakens again FT / Kevin Morrison

Economy could be sputtering Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / Rick Barrett

Gross Domestic Product Bureau of Economic Analysis

GDP Rabbit’s Out of The Hat NY Post / John Crudele

Oil touches below $50 Reuters via CNN

Kozlowski: Just forgot to declare $25 million Philadelphia Inquirer / Samuel Maull

Kozlowski Speaks! Forbes / Dan Ackman

TX: More Texans lacking coverage Houston Chronicle / Mike Snyder

Managing the Risk Manager / David M. Katz

American Funds Nets Most Cash LA Times / Tom Petruno

NYSE Merger Would Be Big for Goldman Bloomberg via LA Times

India's Central Bank Unexpectedly Raises Key Rate Bloomberg / Cherian Thomas and Ramya Venugopal

U.S. Shows Some Parallels With Argentina of '90s Bloomberg / John M. Berry

Wall Street ego tiffs mask big change CBS Marketwatch / David Callaway

Another brick in the wall of worry CBS Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

1970s Stagflation? Not Today's Reality Bloomberg / Kathleen M. Camilli

For $2.5 Million, We Learn to Eat More Fiber Bloomberg / Margaret Carlson

UK: 35% leap in court actions to repossess houses Guardian / Rupert Jones and Terry Macalister

Now it's the Germans who are becoming suspicious of the EU DPA via Taipei Times

Taxing America Clean? Daily Standard / Chris Pope

BondWorks Institutional Advisors via Safehaven / Levente Mady

Will $30 Oil, $60 Oil, or $100 Oil Prevail? Clif Droke Market Analysis via Safehaven / Clif Droke

There's still life in junk bonds after GM IHT / Judith Rehak

CA: Hopes for recovery amid San Diego's mess Christian Science Monitor / Randy Dotinga

They May Be Mundane, but Low-Tech Businesses Are Booming NY Times / Elizabeth Olson

Economists Try to Explain Why Bubbles Happen NY Times / Alan B. Krueger

The new imperialism Christian Science Monitor / David R. Francis

Oil Falls as Surge in U.S. Stockpiles Eases Shortage Concern Bloomberg / Gavin Evans

Best Buy to open stores in China Minneapolis Star Tribune / Chris Serres

Japan's Industrial Production Falls for Second Month Bloomberg / Lily Nonomiya


MBNA Moves Into Mexico With Ixe Credit-Card Venture Bloomberg

Eurozone yields sink to four-decade low FT / Joanna Chung

Commodities on the edge CBS Marketwatch / Marshall Loeb

Latest reports tell tale of two economies MSNBC / Martin Wolk

The Long-term Interest Rate Conundrum: Not Unraveled Yet? Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Annual Report: Budget Review pdf Federal Reserve Board

Some Steel Manufacturers See Price Drop This Year Reuters / Steve James

Americans' incomes rose at fastest pace in three months in March AP via St. Louis Post Dispatch / Martin Crutsinger

US President defends Social Security means-testing FT / Edward Alden and Andrew Ward

Fears of slowing demand haunt crude market FT / Darryl Thomson

Europe's Economy Got the Blues Reuters / Brian Love

Bush Says New Plan for Social Security Benefits Young Bloomberg / William Roberts

Right said Fed? CNN / Paul R. La Monica

IL: Inner space attracts buyers Chicago Tribune / Jon Hilkevitch

Microsoft profits double, Xbox narrows losses Game Spot via Google News

IL: Sara Lee moving headquarters to suburbs AP via Chicago Sun Times

Cities should think carefully before jumping on WiFi bandwagon Mercury News / Mike Langberg

Did Kozlowski overpay for antiques? CNN

Spyware, let me introduce Mr. Spitzer Denver Post / Al Lewis

Longleaf Funds Managers See Better Buys in Stocks Bloomberg / Chet Currier

The global locomotive loses steam The Economist

Stagflation Nonsense National Review / Larry Kudlow

Social Security Free-For-All Forbes / Dan Ackman

Oil, Gasoline Plunge as Higher Output Bolsters U.S. Inventories Bloomberg / Mark Shenk

How Much Real Estate $1 Million Buys Forbes / Sara Clemence

Survivor Finale For Purcell? Forbes / Liz Moyer

U.S. Treasuries Fall; Report Shows Faster Inflation in March Bloomberg / Vivianne C. Rodrigues

Mortgages drop for 4th week AP via Detroit Free Press / Martin Crutsinger

Housing costs outstrip wage gains, studies say AP via Arizona Republic

U.S. March Consumer Spending Rises 0.6%; Incomes Up Bloomberg / Carlos Torres

Good Things Happen to Those Who Sit on Their NYSE Seats LA Times / Thomas S. Mulligan

Bush Recasts Message on Social Security LA Times / Doyle McManus

French jobless rate on the rise BBC News

Yen Climbs on Report China May Loosen Exchange Rate at Any Time Bloomberg / Steve Rothwell

Speculation mounts on FT future IHT / Heather Timmons and Eric Pfanner

Soft Patch Should Be Relegated to the Dog Patch Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

Moody's, S&P Are Flawed Gatekeepers to Capital Bloomberg / Mark Gilbert

Philadelphia Jurors Vote Number 11 Off the Island Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

Economy Hits Energy Prices, and the Brakes NY Times / Eduardo Porter

Imports increasingly burden US economy Christian Science Monitor / Ron Scherer

Europe Isn't Working, but Investors Are Not as Worried as Politicians NY Times / Floyd Norris

Korea Can Avoid Losses in U.S. Treasuries Bloomberg / William Pesek Jr.


Canada: Dollar plummets to six-month low Globe and Mail / John Partridge

Worst six months on tap? CNN / Alexandra Twin

Fat-cat housing dilemma Dallas Morning News / Scott Burns

Dow Average Has Worst Monthly Drop Since Jan. 2003; IBM Slides Bloomberg / Colleen McElroy and Ari Levy

CNBC's Kudlow Needs a Refresher Course in Econ 101 Euro Pacific Capital via Safehaven / Peter Schiff

Wildness Lies in Wait Thoughts From The Frontline via Safehaven / John Mauldin

A Currency Afloat (for All of 20 Minutes) NY Times / Keith Bradsher

Goldman To Merge Credit, Equity Bondweek / Caroline Salas & Olivia Thetgyi

Should You Sell Your Home? Lew Rockwell / Gary North

Nervous Investors Eye Bond Market AP via LA Times / Meg Richards

Many 'spin,' few pay Mercury News via Silicon / Deborah Lohse

Bush defends plan to limit retirement benefits Reuters / Caren Bohan

Bush Plan Aids Poor, Squeezes the Rest LA Times / Peter G. Gosselin

Bush Plan Greeted With Caution Washington Post / Jonathan Weisman

Hog wild AP via Washington Times / David Twiddy

Board Games NY Post / Paul Tharp

Benchmarking helps inflate CEO pay AP via Cleveland Plain Dealer / Rachel Beck

Brief Rise In Chinese Currency Stirs Markets Washington Post / Paul Blustein

Yen Gains for Third Week on Speculation China Will Loosen Peg Bloomberg / Mark Tannenbaum

House hunting on vacation isn't all fun and games via Seattle Post Intelligencer / Melody Warnick

Communist capitalism St. Louis Post Dispatch via Orange County Register / Ron Harris

China May Soon Raise Value of Its Currency LA Times / Don Lee