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EU: A Monetary Phenomenon or Not? National Review / William P. Kucewicz

Professors say new bankruptcy law based on flawed data Las Vegas Review Journal

Hospital Bonds Healing Bond Buyer / Christine Albano

US Treasuries break losing streak FT / Jennifer Hughes, Joanna Chung and David Turner

NY: Prices are right away from city NY Daily News / Tom Van Riper

In come the waves The Economist

After the fall The Economist

British bubble insights Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Moses's oily blessing The Economist

OPEC’s symbolic move The Economist

Asia/Pacific: Scary Oil Morgan Stanley / Andy Xie

Old news and a new contender The Economist

Whatever Happened To Charlie Heimbold? Forbes / Dan Ackman

Senate Republicans deny Social Security plan dead Reuters via Washington Post / Susan Cornwell

GAO: Contractors Owe U.S. Billions Hartford Courant / David Lightman

To give or forgive The Economist

Big Labor: Closer to a Breakup Business Week via MSNBC / Aaron Bernstein

Inflation Eases Off but Fed May Not Washington Post / Nell Henderson

OH: 'Burned' agency paid $700,000 in fees Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Joshua Block

MN: Glitzy, ritzy condos planned on Minneapolis riverfront Minneapolis Star Tribune / Linda Mack

Why Bush and Blair Will Remain Good Friends Tech Central Station / Amity Shlaes

National Community Investment Fund Annual Development Banking Conference Remarks FDIC / John Reich

Mortgage rates rise for first time in five weeks AP via USA Today

Interest-only? Not interested Philadelphia inquirer / Jeff Brown

Alabama Fund Cuts Its Own Enron Deal / Stephen Taub

Dismissal of mutual fund suits sought Baltimore Sun / Brian Witte

Oil prices surge toward $57 a barrel AP via Seattle Times / Brad Foss

Morgan Stanley: Oil prices may crash Reuters via CNN

Copper reaches record high Reuters via CNN

NY: Unemployment rate rose to 5 percent in May Newsday

At U.S. newspapers, news is nearly all bad in 2005 Reuters / Paul Thomasch

USDA plants its own news Chicago Tribune / Andrew Martin and Jeff Zeleny

Thanks to geniuses in Congress, your TV may no longer work Baltimore Sun / Mike Himowitz

Italy's euro divorce would be a costly affair Reuters / Brian Love

U.S. Treasuries Erase Declines as Philadelphia Fed Index Falls Bloomberg / Mark Tannenbaum

Business Outlook Survey Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Federated Fund Bets on GM Bonds to Revive 2005 Return Bloomberg / Danielle Kost

New Residential Construction US Census Bureau

U.S. May Housing Starts Rise 0.2% to 2.009 Mln Pace Bloomberg / Courtney Schlisserman

A look at future of housing San Francisco Chronicle / Kathleen Pender

CA: Housing prices a broken record Orange County Register / Jeff Collins

Saks gets default notice for $230 million in debt Chicago Sun Times / Sandra Guy

Goldman net falls 27% on weaker trading Marketwatch / Greg Morcroft

Eurozone inflation stirs ECB rate cut debate FT / Ralph Atkins

MI: State jobless rate up to 7.1% Detroit Free Press / John Gallagher

EU subsidy change 'will shake up the countryside' Telegraph / Ambrose Evans-Pritchard

BondWorks Institutional Advisors via Safehaven / Levente Mady

The Trillion-Dollar Bet NY Times / David Leonhardt and Motoko Rich

Dollar May Drop; Report Shows Foreign Investment Below Forecast Bloomberg / John Brinsley

UK: Bank of England's BCCI bill increases by £23.5m Independent / Julia Kollewe

Greenspan Has Become a Soothsayer, Tanigaki Too Bloomberg / Andy Mukherjee


Jefferies To Build Out Treasury & Agency Biz Bondweek

BGI Plots Structured Push Bondweek / Scott Goodwin

Fears about retirement spur Congress to look at a menu of options Knight Ridder / Steven Thomma

Spiraling housing prices putting serious pressure on appraisers Washington Post via Minneapolis star Tribune / Kenneth Harney

Wachovia, big in U.S. retail, grows investment bank Reuters / Jonathan Stempel

Bank marketing raising interest? Dallas Morning News / Ieva M. Augustums

Bush economic agenda may be in trouble CNN / Krysten Crawford

Colorado unemployment holds steady AP via Denver Post

Government, banks sue Eliot Spitzer Reuters via CNN

Taste for risk re-opens high-yield field FT / Ivar Simensen

IT Investment: Will the Glory Days Ever Return? Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Washington events for June 20-24 CBS Marketwatch

Drivers may gulp, but $60 oil won't spoil economy, some say Dallas Morning News / Brendan M. Case

Tyco's Kozlowski, Swartz Guilty of Looting Company Bloomberg / Andrew Dunn

Comment Letter on Circular 230 and Its Impact on the US Capital Markets Bond Market Association

CA: Three who operated GMM hedge fund are indicted San Diego Union Tribune / Michael Kinsman

U.S., EU Willing to Resume Subsidy Talks AP via Baltimore Sun / Martin Crutsinger

SEC's Goldschmid Might Stay Longer / Stephen Taub

Crude Oil Jumps to a Record as Demand May Exceed Production Bloomberg / Mark Shenk

CA: Home prices in Bay Area set another record in May San Francisco Chronicle / Kelly Zito

Housing in U.S. still booming AP via Arizona Republic / Martin Crutsinger

CA: Hot local market may be cooling, some say San Diego Union Tribune / Mike Freeman

TX: Dallas housing is hot property Dallas Morning News / Steve Brown

Treasuries Remain Lower After Consumer Sentiment Index Rises Bloomberg / Jake Lee and Mark Tannenbaum

U.S. Univ. of Michigan Index Rises to 94.8 in June Bloomberg / Carlos Torres

Current Account Trade Deficit at New High AP via LA Times / Martin Crutsinger

Saks May Default on Convertible Debt / Stephen Taub

Oil Surpasses $57 as Refiners May Struggle to Meet Fuel Demand Bloomberg / Alejandro Barbajosa

Fed Official Moves Up and Into Politics NY Times / Edmund L. Andrews

Euro rises against the U.S. dollar AP via NJ  Post / Geir Moulson

CA: O.C. rising Orange County Register / James B. Kelleher

IL: Foreclosures on downward spiral in city Chicago Sun times / Mary Wisniewski

Globalization: It's Not Just Wages NY Times / Louis Uchitelle

This `Time' May Not Be Bearish Sign for Housing Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

Hedge Funds Get Typecast in Role of Troublemakers Bloomberg / Chet Currier

Full-Speed Ahead for Stadium-Building Juggernaut Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

Euro Negativity The Speculative Investor via Safehaven / Steve Saville

Hot Foreign Money into US Loses Steam Forex News via Safehaven / Ashraf Laidi

KPMG tries to head off tax shelters prosecution NY Times / David Teather

Forecasts for central and eastern Europe The Economist

Platinum and palladium The Economist

Germany and U.S. differ on hedge funds NY Times via IHT / Mark Landler

Oil Trades Near 11-Week High on Concern Demand to Strain Supply Bloomberg / Gavin Evans

UK: Retail sales show weakest rise in nearly 40 years Guardian / Ashley Seager

Bank of America May Buy $3 Bln Stake in China Construction Bank Bloomberg / Cathy Chan


MA: Island estate's value spiked as esteem plunged Boston Herald / Scott Van Voorhis

UK: Premium Bonds to pay £1m twice a month Guardian / Miles Brignall

EU: Citigroup braced for record fine Guardian / Jill Treanor and David Gow

China's new consumers get a taste for luxury goods Guardian / Jonathan Watts

Mellon looking to acquire more money management businesses Pittsburgh Tribune Review Ron DaParma

Tilting against illusions Dallas Morning News / Scott Burns

Refiners Maintain a Firm but Legal Grip on Supplies LA Times / Elizabeth Douglass and Gary Cohn

Bush Defends Economy, U.S. Involvement in Iraq Bloomberg / Holly Rosenkrantz

MIT urged to press Pentagon on data Boston Globe / Marcella Bombardieri

US spending to slow -- just don't tell the shoppers Reuters / Andrea Hopkins

Airplanes? You don't say ... Dallas Morning News / Katie Fairbank

Keeping current on Chinese currency St. Louis Post Dispatch / Eric Heisler

Unions sue each other for control San Diego Union Tribune / Michael Kinsman

Dollar Falls for First Week in 3 After Failing to Reach $1.20 Bloomberg / Vivianne C. Rodrigues

N.C. adds jobs, but not for this man Charlotte Observer

Second helicopter crashes in NY BBC News

Deal seen as solid for China, iffy for BofA Charlotte Observer / Tim Johnson

Search for a Bubble Heats Up on the Net LA Times / Annette Haddad

Is there really a housing bubble? Philadelphia Inquirer / Andrew Cassel

Bush urges tax reform, Cafta passage CBS Marketwatch / Padraic Cassidy

A.G Blames Bush NY Post / Richard Wilner

Donaldson’s Pot: Grasso’s Kettle NY Post / Paul Tharp

PA: Banks reach agreement over Citizens name Pittsburgh Tribune Revieiw / Joe Napsha

EU Budget Talks Break Down as Blair, Chirac Spar Bloomberg / James G. Neuger and Jonathan Stearns

EU: Stretching the EU's rules on work IHT / Thomas Fuller




SC: New homes rare; resale market soars Myrtle Beach Sun News / Jenny Burns

FL: Boom brings risky loans Tallahassee Democrat / Rocky Scott

Computer jobs lose luster as young techies aspire to other careers AP via Houston Chronicle / Rachel  Konrad

Oil scales new peak, eyes $60 on demand Reuters

Pension changes hit headwind Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Stealth rally is building Dallas Morning News / Will Deener

The Feds At It Again. What Do They Fear? Technical Indicator Index vi9a Safehaven / Robert Mchugh

For some, lack of health insurance is costly South Florida Sun Sentinel / Patty Pensa

Older workers are a fast-growing presence Knight Ridder via Seattle Times / Diane Stafford

China's Currency May Bring Payoff, Costs AP via Hartford Courant / Elaine Kurtenbach

Passing On Second Homes Wall Street Journal / Kelly Greene

WA: Real estate shifts more gradually than stock market Tacoma New Tribune / Glenn E. Crellin

WA: First-time buyers behind strong housing demand Tacoma New Tribune / Glenn E. Crellin

FL: Bubble unlikely to burst locally Ft. Meyers News Press / Frank D'Alessandro

IL: Condos feel at home on Michigan Avenue Chicago Tribune / John Handley and Sharon Stangenes

Debating the 'bubble' Tacoma New Tribune / Barbara Clements

The Big Picture Is Revealing Wall Street Journal / Jonathan Clements

Pros Say Growth Is In, Value Is Out Wall Street Journal / Jeff D. Opdyke

Congress Weighs Proposed Fix for Pension System LA Times / Kathy Kristof

Sexy they're not, but don't write off US savings bonds Boston Globe / Leonard Wiener

Home Sales Near Record, Goods Orders Rise: U.S. Economy Preview Bloomberg / Carlos Torres

Love for dad transcends iron bars Denver Post / Al Lewis

Time to worry again about oil CNN / Alexandra Twin

A history lesson is key in dealing with market Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Gregory M. Drahuschak

Will stocks brake for $60-plus oil? Reuters / Jennifer Coogan

Desperately seeking higher returns Boston Globe / Charles Stein

Homebuyers use all their senses Denver Post / Alan J. Heavens

Bush fighting to regain confidence of Americans Reuters / Steve Holland

Durable Goods, the Thriller NY Times / Jonathan Fuerbringer

Go On: Ask Dad About Muni Bonds. He'll Be So Happy NY Times / Hubert B. Herring

Check the Currency Risk. Then Multiply by 100 NY Times / Jack Egan

American phenomenon stumbles into a rat trap Guardian – Observer / John Naughton

General Electric joins list of bidders for Westinghouse Guardian – Observer / Oliver Morgan

Steve Case's New Act: You've Got Revolution! NY Times / Nina Mink

Yes, They Can Say No to a Merger NY Times / Gretchen Morgenson

Big Paychecks Are Exhibit A at C.E.O. Trials NY Times / Kurt Eichenwald

No Brits, Dutch or Yanks - we're Shell Guardian – Observer / Frank Kane

OH: Temporary jobs, permanent solution Cleveland Plain Dealer / Alison Grant

OH: City's poor ranking on business-climate list hits home Cleveland Plain Dealer / Paul O'Donnell

An Office and a Gentleman NY Times / Leslie Wayne

Living With Social Security: Small Dreams and Safety Nets NY Times / John Leland and Jodi Wilgoren

UK: Kinnock could have given King a tip Guardian – Observer / William Keegan

Getting a human touch from fund companies Marketwatch / Chuck Jaffe

Has Wall Street Changed Its Tune? NY Times / Andrew Ross Sorkin and Jeff Leeds

Looking Long Term? Get Your Glasses Marketwatch via NY Times / Mark Hulbert


FL: Land sales on Web similar to Florida lots sales of '60s Fort Meyers News Press / Mark Mathosian

Bankruptcies jump; business filings undercounted Cincinnati Business Journal / Kent Hoover

Unbuilt homes sell like crazy USA Today / John Waggoner

Real Budget Deficit $2.3 Trillion More than Reported Newsmax

Those Wacky Dolans Forbes / Dan Ackman

Dollar steady against yen, higher vs euro AP via Philadelphia Inquirer

Merrill warns of housing bubble Globe and Mail / Roma Luciw

The Housing Bears Are Wrong Again National Review / Larry Kudlow

Other pensions are at risk Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Expenses can be too expensive CBS Marketwatch / Thomas Kostigen

7 sins of variable annuities Dallas Morning News / Scott Burns

Patent Reform Hits the Hill Tech Central Station / James V. DeLong

'Mr. Bubble' should (but won't) tackle the housing ATM MSNBC / Bill Fleckenstein

Buffett Maintains Bet Against U.S. Dollar Amid Rally Bloomberg / Bradley Keoun and David Plumb

Investors hang on to bucking market despite oil prices AP via Washington Times / Michael J. Martinez

Marketers returning to junk mail to reach people Boston Globe via Arizona Republic / Jenn Abelson

Investment newsletters value gold CBS Marketwatch / Peter Brimelow

UK: Government borrowing hits record BBC News

Intrinsic and Inherited Inflation Persistence Federal Reserve Bank of Boston / Jeff Fuhrer

Hedge Funds And The Real Estate Bubble Forbes / Liz Moyer

Home sweet homebuilders CNN / Paul R. La Monica

Real estate speculation raises prices, concerns AP via USA Today

Adelphia founder sentenced to 15 years Reuters / Martha Graybow

New Treatment for Passive Derivatives / Ed Zwirn

US Treasuries fall on Fed talk, corporate hedging Reuters / Ros Krasny

Review and Preview Morgan Stanley / Ted Wieseman and David Greenlaw

Treasuries down as quiet week for data begins FT / Richard Beales, Joanna Chung and David Turner

Investing: Improving on index fund investing Reuters / Linda Stern

Oil prices hit nearly $60 a barrel AP via The State / Brad Foss

Oil hits record, demand attracts funds Reuters

Ideas for Reformulating a Volatile Fuel Market LA Times / Gary Cohn and Elizabeth Douglass

CA: For teens, help not wanted San Diego Union Tribune / David Washburn

Euro falls on reports ECB considering rate cut FT / Steve Johnson

The whereabouts of China's currency stash Reuters / Mike Dolan

Squeezing Asia Morgan Stanley / Stephen Roach

Japan: June Tankan Preview - Test for Manufacturing Index Rebound Morgan Stanley / Takehiro Sato

Italy: Deflation Lies Ahead Morgan Stanley / Vincenzo Guzzo

Retail Financial Innovation Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond / Jeffrey M. Lacker

TX: Dallas Fed Introduces Business-Cycle Indexes for Texas Metros Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Formalizing the Success of Past Policy Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis / Gary H. Stern

If Housing Bubble Pops: Look Out! NY Post

U.S. 10-Year Treasuries Drop; Fed's Stern Signals Higher Rate Bloomberg / Vivianne Rodrigues and Nicholas Reynolds

U.S. agency 2005 note sales calendar Reuters

CA: Small-business salaries slide Orange County Register / Jan Norman

Oil Climbs to Record as Demand Strains World Production System Bloomberg / Alejandro Barbajosa

Kill Social Security Privatization; Reform 401(k)s Bloomberg / John Wasik

Federal funds rates and long-term rates: Greenspan’s conundrum Brookes News / Dr Frank Shostak

Conflict at Morgan Stanley Continues as Firm Seeks a New Chief NY Times / Landon Thomas, Jr.

Ameritrade Close to Deal to Buy TD Waterhouse NY Times / Andrew Ross Sorkin

CA: Giving In to Bubble Pressure LA Times / Michael Hiltzik

Inflation Breeds Many Evils Safehaven / Hans F. Sennholz

How to find companies that come clean quickly Christian Science Monitor / G. Jeffrey MacDonald

California prison boom ends, signaling a shift in priorities Christian Science Monitor / Sara B. Miller

Suddenly, nonprofits seek profits Christian Science Monitor / G. Jeffrey MacDonald

Russia: Industrial Production Shrinks 6.4% in May Reuters via Moscow Times

UK: Regime change happens in economies, too - and it's human beings who are to blame Independent / Stephen King

US homes bubble warning The Standard / Nick Olivari

Treasuries May Decline, Repeating Pattern of 2003 and 2004 Bloomberg / Al Yoon

Fewer Corporate Zombies Is Progress in Japan Bloomberg / William Pesek Jr.


Let the penalty fit the crime BBC News / Stephen Evans

Double bubble trouble Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Investors boost home prices AP via South Bend Tribune / Jeannine Aversa

Avoid Bubble Trouble in the Real Estate Market Morningstar / Christine Benz

The Biggest Global Real Estate Boom of All Time. …….Thanks Al! Fiend’s SuperBear Page / Joe Average

Home buying getting riskier Miami Herald / Kathleen Howley

OH: Corporate tax breaks hit schools Cincinnati Enquirer via / Jon Craig

Barclays Global Investors names operating chief Investment and Pensions Europe

Dividend and Conquer / James Stewart

Why Worry? Daily Standard / Irwin M. Stelzer

UK: Chancellor must tax us more if he's to keep his 'golden rule' Scotsman / James Kirkup

Korea Needs Rate Cuts: Fitch Korea Times / Kim Jae-kyoung

Ecuador to Swap One-Year Bonds to Lower Debt Costs Bloomberg

S&L redux The Economist

The fuss over froth Orange County Register / Jonathan Lansner

Mortgage holders paying up Marketwatch / Steve Kerch

Housing boom brings host of changes Cincinnati Business Journal

Gross bullish on 10-year U.S. bonds Marketwatch / Jonathan Burton

Treasurys close higher; yields lowest in two weeks AFX via Forbes

Treasurys join in Europe's rally Marketwatch via Google News / Rachel Koning

Annaly's wake-up call for REITs Marketwatch / Herb Greenberg

Sowing more than they reap The Economist

Italy grapples with energy needs as local protests grow Reuters / Svetlana Kovalyova

Turkey: Spectacularly Normal Morgan Stanley / Serhan Cevik

Maytag Stock Up on Second Possible Offer Baltimore Sun / Carol Ann Riha

Oil eases from record, $60 still in sight Reuters / Sujata Rao

Senate votes for inventory of off-limits drilling areas AP via Houston Chronicle

Stock Market Report pdf Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Bill Gross: Fed to end rate hikes soon Reuters via CNN

SEC Must Reconsider Fund Governance Rule, Court Says Bloomberg / Robert Schmidt

Riksbank moves sends yields tumbling FT / Joanna Chung

Saks offers to buy back bonds CNN

Health Care Costs More, But People Buy More Forbes / Dan Ackman

AZ: Grocers offering prescription discounts to woo uninsured Arizona Republic / Jodie Snyder

Ford Cuts Yearly Outlook, Plans New Cuts AP via Forbes

Krispy Kreme Fires Six Top Executives South Florida Sun Sentinel / Paul Nowell

Bush Backs Soc. Sec. Bill Without Accounts AP via Forbes

China: Knitting A Solution For China Forbes / Duane Layton, Peter Koenig and Jeffery C. Lowe

Euro slides further on rate cut talk FT / Steve Johnson

Finnish paper strike dents growth BBC News

Vice Chairman Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation on Regulatory Burden Relief FDIC

Regulatory relief Federal Reserve Board / Mark Olson

Fed Olson offers Congress regulatory relief proposal Reuters

Broad dollar gains as euro struggles CBS Marketwatch / Steve Goldstein & Rachel Koning

AMC, Loews Cineplex Plan to Merge AP via Washington Post

Buyout firms sniffing around Hertz NY Post / Erica Copulsky

EchoStar names executives Rocky Mountain News / Roger Fillion

Expensive cities: A yen doesn't go very far these days CBS Marketwatch via Indianapolis Star

CA: Slower economy forecast for 2006 Mercury News / Therese Poletti

CA: Hot Home Sales Fill Counties' Coffers LA Times / Jack Leonard and Susannah Rosenblatt

Spotlight swings onto hedge funds ahead of G8 Reuters / Steve Hays

Once Blazing, Bailey Hedge Fund Shuts It’s Doors NY Post / Roddy Boyd

ECB's Noyer Says Interest Rate Cut Can't Lift Short-Term Growth Bloomberg / Simone Meier

Will Product Makers Fuel Inflation? / Stephen Taub

Haier bids $1.28B for Maytag Reuters via CNN

Navigating the housing bubble Philadelphia Inquirer / Jeff Brown

CA: Housing market tumble forecast San Francisco Chronicle / Kelly Zito

UCLA says state home prices may be time bomb Orange County Register / James B.Kelleher

CO: Occupancy, room rates rising for Colorado hotels Denver Post / Julie Dunn

Go Direct, Young Man /Don Durfee

Economic index slips; analysts debate meaning Bloomberg via Chicago Tribune and Google News

EU Budget Agreement Unlikely Until 2006 Forbes / Oxford Analytica

European Bonds Surge on Mounting Speculation ECB Will Cut Rates Bloomberg / Steve Rothwell

The Fed Will Make Several More Rate Increases Bloomberg / John M. Berry

Stock Market Hanging on After Year-Long Rate Rise Bloomberg / Chet Currier

More in Middle Class Could Join Ranks of the Uninsured Washington Post / Ceci Connolly

Crude Oil Falls on Speculation OPEC May Double Quota Increase Bloomberg / Sri Jegarajah and Gavin Evans

Even little companies are now going global NY Times via IHT / Matt Richtel

KPMG May Dodge One Bullet, Only to Face Another NY Times / Jeff Baily and Lynnley Browning

Euro May Decline on Speculation ECB Will Lower Interest Rates Bloomberg / John Brinsley

China: The patent pitfalls on China's road of clones IHT / Chris Buckley

UK: Public borrowing hits record Guardian / Ashley Seager

UK: Rising mortgages eat into disposable incomes Independent / Philip Thornton

UK: Lloyds warns on credit control Guardian / Heather Tomlinson

EU: Oil spike puts Europe most at risk AFP via IHT

Euro Tumbles Into Void Left by Continent's Rifts NY Times / Mark Landler



Low savings rate leaves Americans vulnerable FT / Christopher Swann

Can we handle the truth? Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Crime? And Punishment Tech Central Station / Stephen Bainbridge

EU's Fischer Boel Seeks to Cut Sugar Price by 39% Bloomberg / Duncan Hooper

Goldman's Blankfein Ties Firm's Fortunes to More Risk Bloomberg / Richard Teitelbaum and Adrian Cox

CBOT Holdings estimates IPO price range AP via Beaufort Gazette

Demand for stolen data puts risk in every swipe Dallas Morning News / Ieva M. Augustus

WA: Bond swindler gets nearly six years AP via Tacoma News Tribune

European, U.S. Bonds Gain; U.K. Policy Makers Vote for Rate Cut Bloomberg / Steve Rothwell

Turkey: Size Matters Morgan Stanley / Serhan Cevik

Korea: Cautious View Reinforced Morgan Stanley / Sharon Lam

Thailand: A Credible Plan Brightens Investment Boom Prospects Morgan Stanley / Daniel Lian

Central banks flag rate cuts FT / Chris Giles, Dave Shellock and Ralph Atkins

Mortgage bankers: home boom to continue CNN / Les Christie

DC: Threat of falling market concerns homeowners Washington Times / Patrice Hill

IN: Housing market still packs punch Indianapolis Star / Jaime Malarkey

China's CNOOC offers $18.5 bln for Unocal Reuters / Deepa Babington and Charlie Zhu

Slow model updates may hurt GM and Ford Knight Ridder via Indianapolis Star / Sarah A. Webster

Give Little Guys a Break, SEC Told / Helen Shaw

Movie Theater Deal: When Genius Merged Forbes / Dan Ackman

Oil tumbles almost $1 on stockpile news CNN

Lower interest rates catch on in Europe Reuters / Brian Love

Treasury yields go back below 4 per cent FT / Richard Beales, Joanna Chung and David Turner

Piper reorganizes public-finance unit AP via Minneapolis Star Tribune

Pension-reform bill would be a bandage, but not a cure St. Louis Post Dispatch / David Nicklaus

The Road to Riches Is Called K Street Washington Post / Jeffrey H. Birnbaum

Debate raging over oil CNN / Paul R. La Monica

Ameritrade to Buy TD Waterhouse USA for $3.3 Bln Bloomberg / Gregory Cresci and Will Edwards

AZ: Housing frenzy may cool Arizona Republic / Catherine Reagor and Glen Creno

U.S. 10-Year Note Yield Drops Below 4% on Global Growth Concern Bloomberg / Vivianne C. Rodrigues and Al Yoon                 

FL: The scary news on housing piling up St. Petersburg Times / Robert Trigaux

Record Number of Americans Paying No Taxes Newsmax / Jim Meyers

U.S. dollar rises against euro AP via NJ Post

Consumers may not feel safe about their plastic, but they keep charging AP via San Diego Union Tribune / Michelle Roberts

UK: Prospects rise of cut in UK rates BBC News

Beware of junk bonds, experts say AP via Clarion Ledger

Mortgage Application Volume Down 11.3 Percent In Latest Survey Mortgage Bankers Association

Fidelity shakes up fund-manager assignments Boston Herald / Brett Arends

Atlantic Bank sale in works NY Daily News / Daniel Dunaief

U.S. Investors Shun Higher Returns: Taking Stock Bloomberg / Ludwig Marek

Never say 'never' Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

Oil report: Neither price peak nor crisis on horizon Knight Ridder via Bradenton Herald / Sudeep Reddy

Key yield lowest in nearly two weeks Marketwatch / Rachel Koning

The long and short of it Newsday / Tami Luhby

Doubt and gloom selling points in low-return world Chicago Tribune / Bill Barnhart

NY: Nassau seeks Empire Zone Newsday / Kathleen Kerr

Buy GM Before The Chinese Do Forbes / Richard Lehmann

More sharks in home loan waters CNN

AZ: 40-story loft tower? Arizona Republic / Glen Creno

CO: Home prices climb Rocky Mountain News / John Rebchook

NYSE’s Floor Scam Probe NY Post / Roddy Boyd

Morgan Stanley's 2nd-Qtr Earnings Decline 24 Percent Bloomberg / Margaret Popper

Ameritrade, TD Waterhouse closer to deal FT / James Politi

Bear Stearns Is Facing SEC Penalties AP via Baltimore Sun / Michael J. Martinez

European Economies: Bean, Bell Sought U.K. Rate Cut Bloomberg / Sam Fleming

Social Security Plan Gains Support Among Republicans Bloomberg / Jeff Bliss

What If It's a Bond Bubble and Condo Conundrum? Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

West Virginia Should Put Pension Problem in Past Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

Citigroup, Legg Mason Are Near $4 Bln Asset Swap, People Say Bloomberg / Justin Baer

U.S. 10-Year Note Yield Is Close to One-Week Low on Oil Prices Bloomberg / Shamim Adam and Nicholas Reynolds

A High Wall Best Minds via Safehaven / Doug Wakefield

Will the ECB Copy the Riksbank? Northern Trust via Safehaven / Victoria Marklew

Japan's Trade Surplus Narrows as Oil Boosts Imports Bloomberg / Lily Nonomiya

Australian Dollar Rises to Six-Week High; Yield Lures Investors Bloomberg / Chris Young

NY: A Hot 2005 for Offices So Far NY Times / John Holusha

Blank Tape Confounds Grasso Case NY Times / Jenny Anderson

Pressure grows for rate cuts Australian Financial Review / Jim Parker

U.K. House-Price `Soft Landing' May Be a Dream Bloomberg / Matthew Lynn

ECB policy-makers resist rate pressure AAP via The Age

Yen Declines From 12-Day High as Japan's Trade Surplus Narrows Bloomberg / John Brinsley

Japanese Yen Has Lessons for Chinese Yuan Bloomberg / William Pesek Jr.


Buffett: Still bearish on dollar long-term Reuters / Jamie McGeever and Kevin Plumberg

Market timing the real-estate downturn Marketwatch / David Callaway

CA: Chapman sees housing bubble Orange County Register / James B. Kelleher

NY: Strong property values provide debt relief in Westchester, Rockland Journal News / Jerry Gleeson

Companies sitting on big cash piles in need of a plan Chicago Tribune / Bill Barnhart

Do Not Disturb / Will Swarts

Backstreet's Back (Time to Sell) Texas Hedge Fund Report / T. Stein / S. McIntyre

MassMutual hired Guiliani's law firm Boston Herald / Brett Arends

France: Making France Work Morgan Stanley / Eric Chaney

Beijing and the Bubble Tech Central Station / Christopher Lingle

Market Close Recommendations for Independence Day Holiday Bond Market Association

When Gold Really Starts To Glitter Northern Trust via Safehaven / Paul Kasriel

Falling Yields Behind New Dollar-Gold Trend Forex News via Safehaven / Ashraf Laidi

Working Around Leviathan Ludwig von Mises Institute / Lew Rockwell

A Worthy Compromise National Review / Lawrence Hunter and Phil Kerpen

Strangers' kindness is waning Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Bond price rally fades as investors take profits FT / Jennifer Hughes, Joanna Chung and David Turner

China: The way of the dragon The Economist

Off to jail The Economist

Nasdaq Moves to Rein in Late Filers / Stephen Taub

SEC's fund rule, revisited San Francisco Chronicle / Kathleen Pender

Hotting up again The Economist

EU: Meet the neighbours The Economist

EU: Of principle and pragmatism The Economist

Supreme Court gives cities more leeway to seize homes AP via Houston Chronicle

Still not loved. Now not envied The Economist

George Bush's long hot summer The Economist

You ain't seen nothing yet The Economist

Report: 1/3 of CDs are bootlegs AP via Dallas Morning News

WI: A looser rein on eminent domain Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / Tom Daykin

CA: Cheapest health insurance San Francisco Chronicle / Victoria Colliver

2004 Annual Report - Living Beyond Our Means Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

China Federal Reserve Board / Alan Greenspan

US newspapers find readers-if not money-on the Web Reuters / Paul Thomasch

The party's over for Rigas, Kozlowski Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Jack Markowitz

Just Another Day In The Global Economy Forbes / Paul Maidment

Oil hits $60 on strong demand worries Reuters / Richard Valdmanis

High fuel costs overshadow FedEx profit increase Reuters / Daniel Sorid

Hot US housing market partly fueled by risky loans Reuters / Lynn Adler

CA: New record price for existing homes in region set in May Sacramento Bee / Andrew LePage

U.S. mortgage rates unchanged Thursday-BestInfo Reuters

Don't discount housing deflation Seattle Post Intelligencer / Bill Virgin

Loan risks, reaction Chicago Tribune / Mary Umberger

U.S. home sales cool slightly, jobless claims drop Reuters / Andrea Hopkins

Existing home sales 2nd highest in history AP via Newsday

Greenspan: Don't punish China CNN

Greenspan, Snow warn against China sanction Reuters / Glenn Somerville

GOP's Social Security offer AP via Newsday

Networking Your Way To A Dream Job Forbes / Scott Reeves

Revisiting Traditional Paths to Ownership Federal Reserve Board / Mark W. Olson

Jobless claims drop by a sharp 20,000 last week AP via Minneapolis Star Tribune / Martin Crutsinger

Greenspan, Snow Want to Head Off Congress on China Bloomberg / Kevin Carmichael and Mark Drajem

U.S. Pulling Crude Joke? NY Post / John Crudele

GE to Reorganize Into Six Units LA Times

Moody Outlook May Put Ford Stocks in Junkyard NY Post

FedEx Profit, Full-Year Forecast Fall Below Estimates Bloomberg / Mary Schlangenstein

HealthSouth Execs to Be Resentenced / Stephen Taub

Nasdaq May Drop 12% in Next 12 Months Bloomberg / John Dorfman

Wall Street seen on downward path FT / Jon Boone

TX: D-FW foreclosures drop to 4th place Dallas Morning News / Steve Brown

European Economies: Italian Consumer Confidence Falls Bloomberg / Sheyam Ghieth

The world moves towards price stability for first time in 70 years Independent / Hamish McRae

KPMG Trying to Cut Deal on Liabilities, Filing States NY Times / Gretchen Morgenson

Name Seems Familiar at Morgan NY Times / Landon Thomas Jr.

Fincad July News Spotlight FinancialCad

UK: Bankruptcy cases treble in two years This is Money – Evening Standard / Jason Beattie

UK: Bank of England's chief economist votes for cut in rates Independent / Philip Thornton

Russia's WTO Bid Hangs in Balance Moscow Times / Greg Walters

Interest rates set to drop across Europe FT / Chris Giles and Ralph Atkins

UK: Bank members vote for cut This is Money – Evening Standard / Michael Clarke

Yen Rises as Reports Show Japan's Services, Sentiment Improving Bloomberg / John Brinsley

Are Collectibles the New Real Estate? NY times / Alan Krueger

How the Web changes your reading habits Christian Science Monitor / Gregory M. Lamb

A new fuel fix: boon or bane? Christian Science Monitor / Mark Clayton

Corruption and extortion face Russian firms BBC News / Mark Gregory

Lessons from Silicon Valley BBC News / Peter Day


Two Economies, Two Mind-Sets: Germany Gets It, France Doesn't Washington Post / Steven Pearlstein

New York Ruling May Lead More Cities to Curb Private Debt Sales Bloomberg / David Voreacos and Eddie Baeb

FOMC likely to stay true to form on rates CBS Marketwatch / Greg Robb

Bonds: Boom or bust? CNN / Paul R. La Monica

Friday's Commodities Roundup AP via Forbes and Google News

How higher oil prices could help housing MSNBC / Martin Wolk

Wash. treasurer aims to derail Seattle monorail Reuters

They Can't Take That Away From Me... Unless They Can Tech Central Station / Stephen Bainbridge

Tit for tat on Wall Street US News & World Report / Paul J. Lim

The Fed might reverse course Detroit Free Press / Susan Tompor

EU: Got 5,000 Euros? Need A New Car? Business Week via MSNBC / Gail Edmondson and Constance Faivre d'Arcier

U.S. job-based health care flawed, economists say Reuters / Andrea Ricci

Stress Tests: Useful Complements to Financial Risk Models Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

MA: Housing bubble trouble - Mass. home sales plunge 11.1 percent Boston Herald / Jay Fitzgerald and Jerry Kronenberg

An Italian Bank Pulls The Trigger Business Week via MSNBC

Russia: Trade minister says WTO membership possible by December AP via San Diego Union Tribune / Bradley S. Klapper

Top UBS Credit Trader Takes Senior Role At BNP Paribas Bondweek / Caroline Salas

Pru Arm Sets Up CDO Shop in Europe Bondweek

U.S. House Approves Cuts in Health, Jobs Spending Bloomberg / Catherine Dodge

CBOT estimated futures/options volume - June 24 Reuters

Treasuries boosted as oil prices gnaw at stocks Reuters / Ros Krasny

Emerging debt-Prices rise as summer sloth sets in Reuters

CBOT debt traders buying more long bonds – CFTC Reuters / Ros Krasny


FDIC Reports On "U.S. Banking In A Global Economy" FDIC

Economic Aspects of the Pension Problem Ludwig von Mises Institute / Ludwig von Mises.

Fireworks from the Fed CNN / Paul R. La Monica

Earnings on the Information Technology Roller Coaster: Insight from Matched Employer-Employee Data Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta / Julie L. Hotchkiss, M. Melinda Pitts, and John C. Robertson

IRS probing possible data security breaches Reuters / Caroline Drees

United States: Has US Inflation Peaked? Morgan Stanley / Richard Berner

U.S. 10-Year Notes Gain as Demand for Business Equipment Drops Bloomberg / Vivianne Rodrigues

Global: From Bubble to Bubble Morgan Stanley / Stephen Roach

Japan: The Macro Issues in Real Estate Investment Morgan Stanley / Robert Alan Feldman

AZ: Many homes lack coverage for rebuilding Arizona Republic / Russ Wiles

FL: Speculators beware Orlando Sentinel / Jack Snyder

NY: Flying high Newsday / James Bernstein

Global equities hit by soaring oil prices FT / Neil Dennis

As IBM cuts in U.S., it hires in India CNN

Buffett Still Power Hungry Forbes / Matt Ragas and Bill Martin

Big Mack Attack NY Post / Roddy Boyd and Erica Copulsky

Legg Mason to Buy Citigroup Unit, Permal Hedge Funds Bloomberg / Justin Baer

Yellow Peril Seeks Black Gold Forbes / Dan Ackman

Oil price hits $60 for second day BBC News

New Residential Sales U.S. Census Bureau

Durable goods orders surge 5.5% in May Reuters via CNN

New Home Sales Up, but Home Prices Dip AP via  Forbes

Bush Rebuffs Allies Seeking Spending Increase for U.S. Highways Bloomberg / Jonathan D. Salant and John Hughes

Japan: Time for Patience Morgan Stanley / Takehiro Sato

India: Rural Economy, Still Dependent on Monsoons Morgan Stanley / Chetan Ahya

Euro weakens on rate cut rumours BBC News

China's bold bid for global energy Christian Science Monitor / Robert Marquand

Winning Streak Puts Value Investors in Tight Spot Bloomberg / Chet Currier

Citigroup, U.S. Banks May Seek European Takeovers, PwC Says Bloomberg / Julia Werdigier

FL: Your home could be up for grabs St. Petersburg Times / Robert Trigaux

Port Authority Revives 4th New York Jetport War Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

New Zealand Economy Grows Less-Than-Expected 0.6% Bloomberg / Tracy Withers

Government budget balances The Economist

Oil reserves The Economist

Oil, Pushing $60, May Rise Further on Fuel Demand Bloomberg / Gene Laverty

UK: Hedge funds may be 'testing boundaries' of insider dealing Guardian / Nils Pratley

UK: Factory orders point to recession Guardian / Ashley Seager

The Italian for `Repay' Might Be Lire, Not Euros Bloomberg / Mark Gilbert



NC: Fraud detectives busy with health-care cases Charlotte Observer / Mike Stobbe

Market awaits quarter's end, Fed statement AP via New Jersey Post / Meg Richards

A drama that's all too real: An oil disaster scenario Houston Chronicle / Kevin G. Hall

OPEC could flex its muscle again Charlotte Observer / Brad Foss

Forecast of high oil prices for years to come NY Times via IHT / Floyd Norris

CA: Two area banks say no merger Sacramento Bee / Andrew LePage

Road map to simplify closings may be on the way Washington Post via Minneapolis Star Tribune / Kenneth Harney

Chinese see USA as land of opportunity Dallas Morning News / Katherine Yung

IL: Scorchers set off scramble Chicago Tribune / Becky Yerak

Verdict cheered by tax evaders Sacramento Bee / Andrew McIntosh

American Ranchers Reliving 2003 Worries Chicago Tribune / Betsy Blaney

Mutual funds post positive 2Q returns AP via New Jersey Post / Michael J. Martinez

It’s a Flashmack NY Post / Roddy Boyd and Erica Copulsky

Citigroup stronger in brokering after asset-management trade AP via Tacoma News Tribune

Home for sale ... brought to you by John Deere AP via MSNBC

Snow, Greenspan seem out of ideas South Florida Sun Sentinel / Edward Dahmus

Gold rush may mean inflation bust CNN / Katie Benner

Trading center fading San Francisco Chronicle / Jenny Strasburg

Pump prices climb higher AP via Houston Chronicle / Adeel Iqbal

China's Zhou Says `Time Is Not Ripe' to Drop Yuan Peg Bloomberg / Kenneth Wong

Chinese Bid for Unocal Stirs Up Issues LA Times / Evelyn Iritani

U.S. 10-Year Treasuries Have Biggest Weekly Gain Since April Bloomberg / Vivianne Rodrigues

U.S. Stocks Post Biggest Weekly Drop in Two Months on $60 Oil Bloomberg / Daniel Hauck

House acts to block takeover of United pensions Chicago Sun Times / Mary Wisniewski

Buyers in frenzy over new homes AP via South Florida Sun Sentinel / Martin Crutsinger

Hot housing market breeds speculation AP via Cincinnati Enquirer / Jeannine Aversa


GOP warriors try to halt bogus "raid" on Social Security St. Louis Post Dispatch / David Nicklaus

WI: Housing bubble is real, so don't get hurt when it finally pops Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / Tom Saler

U.S. has a big role in bubble Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

For Many Top Executives, It's Ask and You Shall Receive Washington Post / David S. Hilzenrath

Pick me! Pick me! Dallas Morning News / Will Deener

The "Real" Boom Money Matters via Safehaven / Puru Saxena

SC: Outsiders fuel surge in prices on S.C. coast The State / Ben Werner

NY: Home Wreckers NY Post / Kristina Shevory

Corporate savings rise blamed for low bond yields FT / Christopher Brown-Humes and Gillian Tett

Emerging debt eyes Brazil, U.S. Fed and oil Reuters / Manuela Badawy

Global megabubble? You decide CBS Marketwatch / Paul B. Farrell

Newsletter has bleak outlook on stock market Universal Press via Orange County Register / Brendan Boyd

Social Security quirk slams some retirees Knight Ridder via Wichita Eagle / Gene Meyer

China says no to yuan revaluation BBC News / Rupert Wingfield-Hayes

World, China wants you! CBS Marketwatch / Paul Waide

Bono and Geldof are too polite Guardian / George Monbiot

Ohio: Money manager in unwelcome spotlight Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Elwin Green

A principal of economics Boston Globe / Robert Gavin

Oil at $100 a barrel will do more to save the planet than all the wind farms in the world Independent / Hamish McRae

Investors now shouldering the risks for home mortgages San Francisco Chronicle / Kathleen Pender

TX: Echo boomers push to nest Houston Chronicle / Nancy Sarnoff

MD: Sniffing for deals Baltimore Sun / Jamie Smith Hopkins

SC: Experts: Apartment rents will continue to increase Myrtle Beach Sun / Jenny Burns

FL: Stage Hands helps owners get houses in top shape for sale Fort Meyers News Press / Anne Mitchell

Fears over global housing crash Evening Standard - This is London / Dan Atkinson

Foreign cash stirs passion Houston Chronicle / Sam Zuckerman

New Ways to Wager on the Dollar Wall Street Journal / Craig Karmin

Wall Street expects volatile day Thursday AP via Charlotte Observer / Michael J. Martinez

Don't hedge on scrutiny of your index funds Chicago Tribune / Bill Barnhart

Officials walk tightrope on China Wall Street Journal via South Florida Suin Sentinel / Neil King Jr., Greg Hitt and Jeffrey Ball

Market's plunge linked to worries about protectionism Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Gregory M. Draheschak

It all depends on which side is doing the globalizing San Francisco Chronicle / Alan T. Saracevic

Why economists know less than they used to Newsweek via Charlotte Observer / Robert J. Samuelson

U.S. Factory Index May Stay Near 2-Yr Low: U.S. Economy Preview Bloomberg / Joe Richter

U.K. May Fail to Win EU Budget Accord, Ministers Say Bloomberg / Flavia Krause-Jackson and Sam Fleming

Baby boomers having it their way when they go AP via Chicago Sun Times / Brooke Donald

AZ: 'Predatory lending' shatters dreams Arizona Republic / Craig Harris

Benefits of owning a home declining, report says Minneapolis Star Tribune / Mike Meyers

You May Own More Real Estate Than You Think NY Times / Paul J. Lim

The Fed, Under a Microscope NY Times / Conrad De Aenlle

How Home Prices Can Be Hot but Inflation Cool NY Times / Daniel Gross

Maybe Saving Money Is Just for Chumps NY Times / Daniel Akst

The Newspaper of the Future NY Times / Timothy L. O’Brien

Shell: still too sure of itself? Guardian – Observer / Oliver Morgan

A Merger? Anyone Tell the Board? NY Times / Gretchen Morgenson

Look! That's Our Portfolio in the Winner's Circle NY Times / Tim Gray


Muni Council and Fiduciary Communications Company Announce EZDisclose Has Begun Filing through BMA

Derivatives Dealers Need To Comply Bond Buyer / Lynn Hume

Fed seen raising rates, offering few clues on future Reuters / Alister Bull

Low interest rates can point to deep-rooted weaknesses Independent / Stephen King

Loan regulators discount the idea of nationwide housing bubble Knight Ridder / Kevin G. Hall

Weak euro lifts German confidence BBC News

Putin Woos U.S., German Executives Moscow Times / Denis Maternovsky

Take the Plunge into Large Growth / Russel Kinnel

S&P 500? That’s so last century – think Russell indexes instead Tacoma News Tribune / Marcelene Edwards

Central banks query hedge fund diversification Investment and Pensions Europe

Target: Private Enterprise Ludwig von Mises Institute / William Anderson

Baby boom may add to Hispanics' electoral clout, study finds Knight Ridder / Steven Thomma

Wal-Mart heir dies in plane crash CNN via Google News

Keep your own house in order Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

U.S. dollar slips against euro in Asia AP via Charlotte Observer

Wrong way round The Economist

A blue-chip investment? The Economist

Bond prices edge higher AP via NJ Post

Be cautious when investing in high-yield bond funds AP via The State / Meg Richards

Social Security Plan Hits Shoals LA Times / Janet Hook

IBM becomes subject of SEC inquiry Bloomberg / Tim Kelly

PA: A slow jobs recovery Philadelphia Inquirer / Jane M. Von Bergen

The end is near Marketwatch / Irwin Kellner

BIS warns on domestic and international debt FT / Chris Giles

In S. Florida's hot housing market, buyers are starting to beg South Florida Sun Sentinel / Robin Benedick

Google Shares Hit New High AP via Forbes

U.S. Corporate Bonds Overcome GM's Junk Bond Ratings Bloomberg / Walden Siew

High oil prices weigh on bond yields FT / Jennifer Hughes, Gillian Tett and David Turner

Back To No Future Forbes / Liz Moyer

Is GLD as good as gold? Marketwatch / Peter Brimelow

Budget deadline looms large in 10 states / Kathleen Hunter

Small towns become more appealing St. Louis Business Journal / G. Scott Thomas

House restores SBA loan subsidy, but hurdles remain St. Louis Business Journal / Kent Hoover

Mexico's Peso Has Biggest Loss in 3 Weeks on Lower Rate Outlook Bloomberg / Thomas Black

Chicago Fed Midwest Manufacturing Index Federal Reserve Bank of  Chicago

Changing Rate Environment Challenges Interest Rate Risk Management for Certain Banks FDIC

Supervisory Insights Journal FDIC

China and Unocal Daily Standard / Irwin Stelzer

$60 Crude Generates Barrel of Nonsense Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

Companies Launch New Wave of Layoffs / Stephen Taub

U.S. interest rates mostly higher in latest week Reuters

Review and Preview Morgan Stanley / Ted Wieseman

Growth Risks Morgan Stanley / Richard Berner

The Endgame Morgan Stanley / Stephen Roach

UK: Chances of a Rate Cut Increase, but Still Not Our Central Case Morgan Stanley / Melanie Baker,Vladimir Pillonca and David Miles

Asia/Pacific: Enjoy the Bounce, but Be Ready to Run Morgan Stanley / Andy Xie

Japan: A Word from On High Morgan Stanley / Takehiro Sato

Euroland: How Sustainable Are Public Debts? Morgan Stanley / Vincenzo Guzzo

Euroland: Euro vs. Oil Morgan Stanley / Eric Chaney

Fannie Mae mortgage portfolio drops for 7th month Reuters

US Treasuries mixed as long end edges higher Reuters

Gross Sees Brave New World of Low Interest Rates Bloomberg / John Wasik

Low Rates Could Be Around for Long Term NY Times /  Edmund L.Andrews

Faulty Regulator NY Post / Christopher Byron

Oil boils over as Iran stirs pot The Age / Nesa Subrahmaniyan and Angela MacDonald-Smith

China's Costly Quest for Energy Control NY Times / Joseph Kahn

China's Economic Brawn Unsettles Japanese NY Times / James Brooke

Time to keep hedge funds properly trimmed Guardian / Edmond Warner

Could GM, Microsoft End Up in Chinese Hands? Bloomberg / William Pesek Jr.

UK: Bank warns on threat to economic stability from consumer debt Independent / Philip Thornton

UK: Personal borrowing has doubled under Labour Independent / James Daley

China refuses to bow to EU and US pressure over currency reform Independent / David Prosser

Hardliner in Iran has oil market spooked Telegraph / Ambrose Evans-Pritchard

GOLD: Sovereign of Sovereigns Safehaven / Douglas V. Gnazzo

Smoking Gun? Safehaven / Rob Kirby

UK: House prices have fallen every month for a year, says Hometrack Independent / Philip Thornton

U.S. Treasuries Set for Biggest Quarterly Advance Since 2002 Bloomberg / Al Yoon

CDs look more attractive, less stodgy Christian Science Monitor / Evan Pondel

The world's most intriguing company Christian Science Monitor / Gregory M. Lamb

Privatized Social Security - Take 2 Christian Science Monitor / David R. Francis

Conundrum: how to get procrastinators to save Christian Science Monitor / Randy Dotinga

The Swedish Model Offers Europe a Luminary Path Bloomberg / Matthew Lynn

Dollar Poised for Biggest Advance Since Clinton Was President Bloomberg / Jake Lee

Crude Oil Rises to Record Amid Concern Output Won't Meet Demand Bloomberg / Angela Macdonald-Smith



A new floor for oil CNN / Kathleen Hays

Crude futures flat in Asian trading AP via Akron Beacon Journal / En-Lai Yeoh

BMA’s Mid-Year Economic Outlook Forecasts Continued Economic Growth; Fed to Continue Raising Rates into 2006; Uncertainty Seen in Energy and the Global Economy Bond Market Association

NY: Now That's Attractive Bond Buyer / Anastasija Johnson

Report warns pension funds about climate risk Investment and Pensions Europe

Factors Fed to consider at its policy meeting Reuters

Ugly Combination NY Post / John Crudele

The International Monetary Order and the Canadian Economy Bank of Canada / David Dodge

Canada: Dodge says interest rate hikes needed `over time' AP via Toronto Star

Home 'bubble' disputed St. Paul Pioneer Press

Japan could be next Asian hotbed for legalized gaming Las Vegas Sun / Richard N. Velotta

Legg-Citi deal winners Boston Globe / Steven Syre

Missouri economy sees meager growth St. Louis Business Journal

Alan Greenspan, Wizard or Villian? Business Week via MSNBC / Christopher Farrell

Euro's share of global debt markets rises-Dealogic Reuters

US Treasury's Snow: Europe, Japan must boost growth Reuters

United loses $93 million in May AP via Denver Post / Dave Carpenter

Brazil: The Case for Rate Cuts Morgan Stanley / Gray Newman

Korea: Household Debt Increases Faster Korea Times / Kim Yon-se

Oil spike a reminder of 1990 but world has changed Reuters / Brian Love

Federal Reserve Banks Announce Changes to Cash Infrastructure Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

American companies find manners still matter Reuters / Ellen Wulfhorst

CA/NV: Think $$$$ for prime Tahoe homes Sacramento Bee / Jack Sirard

Optimism for a flat yield curve Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Easing oil sends Treasury prices lower FT / Jennifer Hughes, Joanna Chung and David Turner

China syndrome The Economist

Finding the ethic in tech Marketwatch / Jonathan Burton

CBOT considers 'combination' offer Chicago Tribune / Mark Skertic

Fed has few options in trying to cool housing MSNBC / Martin Wolk

Treasuries Remain Lower After Consumer Confidence Index Rises Bloomberg / Michael McDonald and Richard Blackden

Citigroup Pays $25 Million to Settle U.K. Bond Probe Bloomberg / Nandini Sukumar and Christine Harper

Consumer Confidence Index The Conference Board

Manufacturing data may indicate Fed's rate strategy Chicago Tribune / Bill Barnhart

$411 million Walgreens net tops estimates Bloomberg via Chicago Tribune

Analysts: GM Sales May Reach 4-Year High AP via South Florida Sun Sentinel / Dee-Ann Durbin

GM bars senior officials from selling, buying its stock AP via Baltimore Sun

Milk? At Home Depot? Dallas Morning News / Maria Halkias

SC: Orangeburg’s economy boosts housing market The State / Tanya Fogg Young

WA: Mortgage costs are only part of home buying story Seattle Post Intelligencer / Brad Wong

CA: Risky loans cause worries Orange County Register / Jonathan Lansner

NY: At $6.9M, 'moderately priced'? Newsday / Tomoeh Murakami Tse

NV: Las Vegas economy likely to stay strong Las Vegas Sun / Kevin Rademacher

Yen hits 8-month low on energy fears FT / Darryl Thomson

No short-term solution for high gas prices, Treasury Secretary John Snow says AP via San Diego Union Tribune / John Christofferson

Taiwan: Complaints over US beef half-baked Taipei Times

Can Mutual Funds Learn to Play Hedge Funds' Game? Bloomberg / Chet Currier

Fire! Pimco / Bill Gross

What's Down With Bank Holdings of Mortgage-Backeds? Northern Trust via Safehaven / Paul Kasriel

Alan Greenspan on Gold Gold Investments via Safehaven / Mark O’Byrne

World markets face 'severe consequences' of oil price Telegraph / Malcolm Moore

UK: Economy 'at risk from card debt' Daily Mail – This Is London / Edmund Conway

Central banks fear slump as oil soars near $61 Guardian / Larry Elliott

CNOOC Gets No-Interest Government Loan for Unocal Bid Bloomberg / Loretta Ng

Japan May Retail Sales Fall 1.5% on Household Items Bloomberg / Tim Kelly

India's Yawning Trade Gap Is No Cause for Alarm Bloomberg / Andy Mukherjee


Tentative FOMC meeting schedule for 2006 Federal Reserve Board

Treasury Adjusts SLGS Bond Buyer / Alison L. McConnell

NASD Fines 20 Firms Over Trade Reporting Violations Bond Buyer / Lynn Hume

AMF Supports Changes to Pension Protection Act Bond Market Association

NV: Report confirms strength of Nevada's economy Las Vegas Sun / Kevin Rademacher

Labor Department withheld trade reports AP via MSNBC

Pair calls for more Fed hikes Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Traders, You May Not Have A Job Here Anymore Forbes / Liz Moyer

Learning More About Oil Lew Rockwell / George Crispin

Scrap metal prices fall 65% in 6 months Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / Rick Barrett

CAFTA Crunch National Review / Bruce Bartlett

CO: Paychecks trail rising home costs Denver Post / Aldo Svaldi

WI: Economist finds fault with business climate rankings Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / Joel Dresang

WI: Restaurants fight for share of dining dollars Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / Doris Hajewski

CA: County's economic indicators decline fifth month in row San Diego Union Tribune

Jittery before the Fed CNN / Alexandra Twin

CBOT approached for possible merger FT via MSNBC

Weekly mortgage applications dip Reuters via CNN

Mad cow is linked to Texas Dallas Morning News / Karen Robinson and Jessica Leeder

Europeans Need to Learn the Virtue of Risk Washington Post / Steven Pearlstein

FASB scraps controversial debt accounting rule Reuters

House approves $1.17 billion for Amtrak Reuters

Japanese net buyers of foreign bonds last week Reuters

One year on, yield puzzle obscures Fed tightening Reuters / Mike Dolan

Fed hikes present 'a mixed picture' AP via Orange County Register / Jeannine Aversa

Bond yields rise as investors lock in profits FT / Jennifer Hughes and Joanna Chung

Small Comfort / Ronald Fink

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

SEC Affirms Rejected Fund Rule as Donaldson Departs Bloomberg / Robert Schmidt

How The Power To Tax Destroys Ludwig von Mises Institute / Michael S. Rozeff

TX: If housing bubble bursts, area will feel gust Houston Chronicle / Jessica Holzer

Oil Prices Decline to $57 Per Barrel AP via LA Times / Brad Foss

Brazil: Richman? Poorman? Beggarman? Thief? Tech Central Station / James Pinkerton

FL: Home buyers stretched thin as prices soar far beyond incomes South Florida Sun Sentinel / Kathy Bushouse

U.S. 10-Year Treasuries Rise; Inflation Measure Revised Lower Bloomberg / Richard Blackden

Gross Domestic Product and Corporate Profits Bureau of Economic Analysis

U.S. First-Quarter Gross Domestic Product Rises at a 3.8% Rate Bloomberg / Joe Richter

Oil dips below $58 Reuters via CNN

No German economic upswing seen AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer / Matt Moore

Treasuries May Drop on View Fed to Signal More Rate Increases Bloomberg / Shamim Adam and Nicholas Reynolds

Falling euro is no boon amid record oil prices IHT / Carter Dougherty

Greenspan has his Eye on Gold Clif Droke Market Analysis via Safehaven / Clif Droke

Greenspan Will Heed Wicksell on the Yield Curve Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

New York Agency Loses Bet on Hedge, Places Another Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

MA: Banknorth hopes to win big at the Garden: Name deal starts July 1 Boston Herald / Scott Van Voorhis

UK: Foreign investment in UK hits record levels Independent / Philip Thornton

U.S. Market's Rise Sends Signal of `Desperation': Taking Stock Bloomberg / Ari Levy and Daniel Hauck

GM, Ford Lose By Treating Suppliers as Adversaries Bloomberg / Doron Levin

Sugar Prices Are Barrier to Securing Trade Pact NY Times / Edmund L. Andrews

NY: The Gray Middle Market NY Times / Kenneth Dickerman

Bond Trades Far Too Agile Cost Citigroup $25 Million NY Times / Heather Timmons

Japan May Industrial Production Falls 2.3% on Exports Bloomberg / Lindsay Whipp

U.K. Consumers Risk Recession With New Restraint Bloomberg / Matthew Lynn


Worried about your MBNA card? Worry about Fed instead CBS Marketwatch / Andrea Coombes

Oil a long-term bet as other assets vulnerable Reuters / Barbara Lewis

Fed: Prudent zombie or killer duck? CNN / Kathleen Hays

A Noisy End To The 'Quiet Period' Forbes / Dan Ackman

Bank of America’s big buy The Economist

SEG Files SEC Comment Letter on NASD Mark-up Policy Bond Market Association

Getting the measure of it The Economist

UK: Follow the money The Economist

China: The dragon tucks in The Economist

Canadian economy rebounds in April Ottawa Business Journal

Broadband penetration The Economist

Econ South via Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

FOMC Statement Federal Reserve Board via Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Boomers run risk of busts Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Canada: We're not the drugstore for the U.S. Chicago Sun Times / Beth Duff-Brown

Thanks for Nothing, Al / Mark Glassman

The dangers of buying in the face of a bubble CBS Marketwatch / Lew Sichelman

TX: Something wicked coming? Doubt it Dallas Morning News / Cheryl Hall

China makes progress on revaluing currency Reuters via MSNBC

U.S. House Passes $66.9 Billion Transportation Spending Bill Bloomebrg / Catherine Dodge

The Man Without a Plan / Lisa Scherzer

Bills May Blunt Eminent Domain Hartford Courant / Jesse Holland

Dow Drops 100 Points on Fed Rate Hike Washington Post / Jerry Knight

Putnam funds kep hemorrhaging money FT / Brett Arends

Making Sense of “Mixed Signals” National Review / Victor Canto

Housing bubble could be a replay of 1990s rise, burst AP via Detroit News and Fiend’s SuperBear Page / Rachel Beck

Fed ups rates 9th time, no hint of pause Reuters / Glenn Somerville

Fed Raises Funds Rate to 3.25%, Keeps `Measured' Plan Bloomberg / Alison Fitzgerald and Craig Torres

Fed Continues to Raise Rates at a 'Measured' Pace NY Times / Edmund L. Andrews

Selling castles in the clouds USA Today / Marco R. della Cava

On mutual-fund directors, SEC again does right thing Philadelphia Inquirer / Jeff Brown

Brazil Central Bank Cuts 2005 Growth Forecast to 3.4% Bloomberg / Romina Nicaretta

Fed to Raise Rates Three More Times, Bond Dealers Say Bloomberg / Al Yoon

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

Consumption flat in May, prices steady Reuters

CO: Front Range jobless rate at '01 low Denver Post / Aldo Svaldi

CA: Decade of flat home prices? Orange County Register / ?Mary Ann Milbourn

Hancock links with asset manager Boston Globe / Sarah Talcott

Bank of America to buy MBNA for $35 bln Reuters

Interest rate draws worries San Francisco Chronicle / Kathleen Pender

Backstopping the Economy Too Well? Washington Post / Nell Henderson

Lehman expects interest rates to hold Taipei Times / Lisa Wang

Yen Snaps Six-Day Losing Streak as Crude Oil Prices Decline Bloomberg / John Brinsley

Is Restrictive Monetary Policy What Ails The Eurozone? Northern Trust / Paul Kasriel

UBS's Costas to Build Alternative Investment Unit Bloomberg / Philipp Goellner

Rates to rise as oil, housing prices jump Reuters / Glenn Somerville

Strife Aplenty at S.E.C. Chief's Farewell Session NY Times / Jenny Anderson

The rising economic clout of China Christian Science Monitor / Peter Grier

UK: Bank and CBI clash on state of economy Telegraph / George Trefgarne

Italy given deficit deadline Guardian / David Gow

Italy gets a break from the EU IHT / Eric Sylvers

Trade Pacts To the South Losing Appeal NY Times / Juan Forero

Small Banking in a Big Bank World NY Times / Eve Tahmincioglu

European Union Is Fighting About More Than Money Bloomberg / Mark Gilbert