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Freddie Mac exec to head SBA's financial programs Washington Business Journal / Kent Hoover

Medicaid insures historic number USA Today via / Dennis Cauchon

Putnam to vote 'no' on Providian-WaMu Marketwatch / Kathie O’Donnell

Amex grapples with setback Marketwatch / John Spence

Range of job cuts hits home Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

GM discount ends; Ford's keeps going AP via Dallas Morning News

TX: More cautious with the hammer Dallas Fort Worth Star Telegram / Andrea Jares

Mexico's Borrowing Costs May Fall to 16-Month Low Bloomberg / Adriana Arai

Greenspan’s Watershed Pimco / Paul McCulley

Chinese Anticipations Pimco / Mohamed A. El-Erian

Volume Keeps Climbing Bond Buyer / Robert Whalen

Slicing the Pizza in Perfect Capital Markets Tech Central Station / Arnold Kling

A cautionary tale and a 'classic script' Marketwatch / Peter Brimelow

Corporate Spending Looks Strong / Monica Rivituso

Why give it to the children? Marketwatch / Marshall Loeb

Gold marks four-session climb on dollar weakness AFX via Forbes

Monday's commodities roundup AP via Beaufort Gazette

Trading with the Enemy: An American Tradition Ludwig von Mises Institute / Murray N. Rothbard

Investors fail to claim money Bloomberg via Morning Call

Putnam tries to put its house in order Wall Street Journal via Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Your appraiser may need a reappraisal Money Magazine via CNN / Gerri Willis

World forex reserves and U.S. deficits Reuters

Emerging debt spreads touch record levels Reuters / Manuela Badawy

U.S. mortgage rates rise Monday – BestInfo Reuters

Taiwan: Fear the falling trade surplus Taipei Times

Interest rates rise in Treasury auction AP via NJ Post

Spitzer Slapped Moody's with Subpoenas / Stephen Taub

Hedge fund inflows drop sharply in 2Q CNN

Monday's World Gold Prices AP vi NJ Post

Oil hits record as Saudi king dies Reuters / Timothy Gardner

New king savvy leader of Saudi oil Reuters / Peg Mackey

A Corruption-Free Recipe for Asian Success Bloomberg / William Pesek Jr.

Greenspan Housing View Seen Hazardous by Wall Street Economists Bloomberg / Andrew Ward and Alison Fitzgerald

Texas Hold 'Em or Know When to Fold Them? Kirby Analytics via Safehaven / Rob Kirby

Father and son rally to deny Murdoch family split Australian via Google News / Jane Schulze

Easy loans now mean a hard landing later MSNBC via Fiend’s SuperBear Page / Bill Fleckenstein

Brokers Shifting 'Sweep' Money LA Times / Walter Hamilton

Global consumer trade boosts HSBC BBC News

Of oil and bonds and bulls and bears CNN / Kathleen Hays

Ten Banks That Are Sitting Ducks Forbes / Bernard Condon

Dollar falls on gloomy outlook FT / Steve Johnson

GE Turns Green Forbes / Daniel Fisher

Toward A Free Press Forbes / Zachary M. Seward

Procter & Gamble Net Rises 9% on Health, China Sales Bloomberg / Shobhana Chandra

It's time to stand up to Comcast Philadelphia Inquirer / Jeff Gelles

European Economies: Manufacturing Grows on Euro Drop Bloomberg

ECB Rate Cut May Hurt More Than Help, Economists Say Bloomberg / Brian Swint

Oil passes $61 a barrel on Saudi king's death AP via USA Today / Gilliam Wong

Review and Preview Morgan Stanley / Richard Ted Wieseman and David Greenlaw

U.S. Treasuries Extend Losses After ISM Index for July Rises Bloomberg / Mark Tannenbaum

U.S. agency 2005 note sales calendar Reuters

L-3 Leads Convertible Bond Sales as Stocks Surge Bloomberg

Is the Coming Growth Rebound Sustainable? Morgan Stanley / Richard Berner

U.S. Factory Index Rises to 56.6, Highest of Year Bloomberg / Joe Richter

Construction spending dips by 0.3 percent AP via Chicago Sun Times / Jeannine Aversa

How President Bush's Social Security Reform Died Bloomberg / Kevin Hassett

Mexico economy grew about 4 pct in second quarter Reuters

Gold Standard? Not Even An Iron Pyrite Standard! Lew Rockwell / Gary North

Oil flirting with $61 on refinery woes Reuters

Volatility in GDP Growth Gets Outsourced Abroad Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

U.S. ISM Factory Index Probably Rose to 54.5 in July: BN Survey Bloomberg / Joe Richter

Mart’s Having a Heat Wave NY Post / Paul Tharp

Faster Ad Slowdown Seen NY Post / Paul Tharp

ABN Amro Quarterly Net Rises 11% on Trading Revenue Bloomberg / Joana Quintanilha

No time for 'market-neutral' strategy, fund manager says Marketwatch / Jonathan Burton

Japan Imposes 15 Pct. Levies on U.S. Steel Newsday

Retail therapy saves US economy The Australian / Katharine Murphy

Murdoch dynasty 'will end' Guardian / Richard Wray

UK: A difficult drive through the mist Guardian / Ashley Seager

UK: America and Britain: united by debt but divided by economic performance - so far Independent / Stephen King

The price level — myth or reality Brookes News / Gerard Jackson

US deficits and government spending — more fallacies Brookes News / Gerard Jackson

The greatest generation shares the wealth Christian Science Monitor / Marilyn Gardner

Economy shows some verve Christian Science Monitor / Ron Scherer

Why green eyeshades are now 'in' Christian Science Monitor / G. Jeffrey MacDonald

Treasuries May Extend Longest Slide of Year as Economy Expands Bloomberg / Al Yoon

Asia on Hot Seat as Hot Money Rushes Its Way Bloomberg / William Pesek Jr.

Yen May Advance on Japan's Economic Outlook, Survey Shows Bloomberg / Jake Lee


Held to account Marketwatch / Thomas Kostigen

Pegged Down Daily Standard / Irwin Stelzer

Coming soon to a town near you US News / Megan Barnett

Drowning in Debt? US News / Paul J. Lim

A sinking feeling on savings Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Our homes are piggy banks Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

What Housing Bubble? Mish’s Global Economic Trend Analysis via Safehaven / Mike Shedlock

FL: Home costs worry employers Bradenton Herald / Dana Sanchez

Dallas Fed releases new inflation gauge Dallas Morning News / Angela Shah

No Stopping the Nasdaq / Igor Greenwald

When Dad Is Also the Boss Slate / Daniel Gross

Just in time, the return of the 30-year bond Marketwatch / Dr. Irwin Kellner

Tuesday's Commodities Roundup AP via NJ Post

UK: Spread betting is worth the risk for clued-up traders Evening News – Scotsman / Steven Alexander

Former Prudential broker charged AP via NJ Post

CIBC to pay $2.4B in Enron class action San Jose Business Journal

Finucane's star rises at BofA Boston Herald / Jay Fitzgerald

The Yuan Grows Up Business Week via MSNBC / Brian Bremner, Chester Dawson, Assif Shameen and Moon Ihlwan

Korea: BOK May Raise Call Rate Target Korea Times / Kim Yon-se

The zero-savings problem CNN / Chris Isidore

Bicycles selling like hotcakes in U.S. stores Reuters / Rasha Elass

Auto industry U.S. July results by auto groups Reuters

Treasuries slip as long-run inflation sneaks up Reuters / Pedro Nicolaci da Costa

Cash-out refis soar CNN / Les Christie

Factories Hum; We All Work for GM Now Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

Chinese techs: Still the yuan? CNN / Paul R. La Monica

CA: The San Diego Zoo Tech Central Station / Michael M. Rosen

Bush signs trade bill, but bruising battle casts doubt on future pacts AP via South Florida Sun Sentinel / Tom Raum

Bogus fears send the Chinese packing The Economist

Yes to Growth; No to Kyoto Tech Central Station / Alan Oxley

Washington Politics Shock Chinese Forbes / Paul Maidment

China: The Slowdown Has Begun Morgan Stanley / Andy Xie

Chile: Red Hot for Now Morgan Stanley / Luis Arcentales and Gordian Kemen

CA: Buyers doubling down Orange Couny Register / Jonathan Lansner

Bond prices are lower at midday AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer

CFO Blog: Ron's Rant / Posted by: Tim Reason

Bush signs CAFTA into law AP via Baltimore Sun / Jim Abrams

Airline Bankruptcy Filings May Be Soon LA Times / Keith L Alexander

United delays bankruptcy plan Rocky Mountain News / Chris Walsh

Oil Prices Slip After Hitting Record Highs AP via Orlando Sentinel / Edith Balazs

Layoffs Will Slam Marts NY Post / John Crudele

Consumers return to their free-spending ways AP via Houston Chronicle

Kissing’s Out at Morgan Stanley NY Post / Roddy Boyd

Purcell’s Fall NY Post / Paul Tharp

Carb Supporters Rejoice as Atkins Goes Belly Up LA Times / Jerry Hirsch

China sees 2005 crude oil demand up 6 pct Reuters

Consumer spending strong on auto sales Reuters / Tim Ahmann

U.S. chain store sales rise in the latest week AP via San Diego Union  Tribune

Greenspan's Transparency Cuts Bond Volatility to Seven-Year Low Bloomberg / Ann Saphir

U.S. May Lock in Low Borrowing Costs by Reviving 30-Year Bond Bloomberg / Alison Fitzgerald

CNOOC likely to withdraw bid for Unocal FT / Joe Leahy and Francesco Guerrera

Its Stock Up, Sears Searches for Recovery NY Times / Riva D. Atlas

Manufacturers Rev Up; We're All GM Employees Now Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

The Stock-Market Surprise That Nobody Talks About Bloomberg / Chet Currier

CGM Focus Fund and Nine More Qualify as Masters Bloomberg / John Dorfman

U.S. June Personal Spending Probably Rose 0.8%, Survey Says Bloomberg / Carlos Torres

U.S. Notes May Fall on Expectations Spending, Incomes Increased Bloomberg / Shamim Adam

Germany: Bribes, corrupt chiefs and paid-for sex ... corporate Germany is in crisis Guardian / David Gow

China's textile trade shrugs off quotas IHT / Chris Buckley

Yen Rises on Speculation Overseas Investors to Buy More Stocks Bloomberg / Kosuke Goto

Cap state spending: the next new wave? Christian Science Monitor / Daniel B. Wood

Housing-Market Bubbles Don't Deflate, They Burst Bloomberg / Mark Gilbert

UK: How rise in debt became a two-edged sword for economy Independent / Philip Thornton


Feds acknowledging our lack of maturity Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Murdoch could get $25 million bonus Marketwatch

Prudential second-quarter profit rises AP via NJ Post

We need a complete overhaul of the tax code National Review / Bruce Bartlett

IMF cuts eurozone growth forecast BBC News

Saving grace Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

Fed sees bond market diluting interest-rate boosts Wall Street Journal via Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Greg Ip

Personal Income in the Texas Recession Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Is a Mortgage Bubble A Cause for Concern? Real Estate Journal via Marketwatch / Jesse Eisinger

CA: Homebuyers face growing affordability gap San Jose Business Journal

Way, Way Beyond Kyoto Tech Central Station / James K. Glassman

Germany: Hard Politics, Soft Money Business Week via MSNBC

U.S. sees big summer spenders Washington Times / Patrice Hill

Market welcomes US long-bond move FT / Jennifer Hughes, Gillian Tett and David Turner

The 30-year returns: 5 things to watch CNN / Shaheen Pasha

30-Year Treasury Bond Q&A AP via St. Louis Post Dispatch / Eileen Alt Powell

NYSE seat sells for record $3 million Reuters via CNN

Oil rig rental rates punch skyward Houston Chronicle / Adeel Iqbal

Sale of Detroit newspapers reported AP via Houston Chronicle

Bush Administration Seeks Settlement in KPMG Tax Case Bloomberg / Robert Schmidt

Treasurys gain on auction details, data Marketwatch / Rachel Koning

U.S. Treasury to Revive 30-Year Bond in 1st Qtr 2006 Bloomberg / Andrew Ward and Alison Fitzgerald

US revives 30-year bond, sees better budget outlook Reuters

Dark side of subprime loans Boston Globe / Kimberly Blanton

Wednesday's Metal Prices AP via NJ Post

Wednesday World Gold Prices AP via NJ Post

Soybeans, grains advance AP via NJ Post

Crude drops on inventory report CNN

US mortgage applications fall as rates climb – MBA Reuters

Rupert Murdoch returning to run NY Post Reuters via CNN and 1st Headlines

Time Warner to Pay $2.4 Billion to Settle AOL Suits Bloomberg / Cecile Daurat

Students Paying Higher Loan Rates AP via South Florida Sun Sentinel

Savings Rate Falls to Almost Zero LA Times / Joel Havemann

ECB unlikely to mollify its critics AP via NJ Post / Matt Moore

Treasury brings back 30-year bond sales Reuters

Report to The Secretary of The Treasury from The Treasury Borrowing Advisory Committee of The Bond Market Association US Treasury

Minutes Of The Meeting Of The Treasury Borrowing Advisory Committee of The Bond Market Association US Treasury

Statement from The Bond Market Association on Treasury's Reintroduction of the 30-Year Treasury Bond Bond Market Association

U.S. ISM Non-Manufacturing Index Fell to 60.5 in July Bloomberg / Courtney Schlisserman

July job cuts down 7% to 102,971 Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

July Non-Manufacturing ISM Report On Business Institute for Supply Management

Adidas to buy Reebok for $3.8 bln Reuters / Ulf Laessing

Earnings Surprises Mask Negative Growth / Stephen Taub

Dollar slumps to two-month low vs euro FT / Steve Johnson

Yuan may not be so lucrative for hedge funds Reuters / Pratima Desai

Fund Managers Raising the Ante in Philanthropy NY Times / Jenny Anderson

MD: 'Jobs Scam' is grim tale of states' hunger for business Baltimore Sun / Jay Hancock

A Furor Was Built on Many Grudges NY Times / Edmund L. Andrews

Maybe It Ain't Deja vu All Over Again, Yogi Bloomberg / William Pesek Jr.

U.S. July ISM Services Index Probably Fell, BN Survey Says Bloomberg / Courtney Schlisserman

Americans dream of ever-grander homes Christian Science Monitor / Clayton Collins

General Motors Sticker Prices Won't Fool Buyers Bloomberg / Doron Levin

Former KPMG Partners May Be Charged Washington Post / Carrie Johnson

New Jersey Sale of Turnpike, Parkway Not Unthinkable Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

Russia: A New Oil Major From Nowhere Moscow Times / Greg Walters

Russia: July Oil Output Hits Post-Soviet High Reuters via Moscow Times / Dmitry Zhdannikov

New Debutante at the Ball: Does Yuan Revaluation Mark Formal Coming-Out of Asian Consumer? KWR International / Keith W. Rabin

Medicaid's Costs Soaring Newsmax / Jim Meyers

UK: Bank must 'get off the fence' and cut rates, says CBI Independent / Philip Thornton



Chasing the dream The Economist

Battered growth funds may be worth new look USA Today / John Waggoner

Is There a Glut of Saving? Ludwig von Mises Institute / Frank Shostak

Full used car lots could lead to deals USA Today / Chris Woodyard

Boeing Almighty Slate / Daniel Gross

Golden Opportunities Daily Reckoning / Eric J. Fry

Cox takes oath from Federal Reserve Chairman Greenspan Reuters via MSNBC

TX: Drill deep for truth on Texas jobs Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

US workers struggle to cope in new economic reality Reuters / Alister Bull

Korea: Bond Market Remains Weaker Korea Times / Choi Kyong-ae

Microsoft hires Wal-Mart exec as new COO Reuters via MSNBC

Merger likely to heat sports-brands battle Boston Globe / Sasha Talcott

NV: Median sales price of LV houses nearly $307,000 Las Vegas Sun / Kevin Rademacher

Sales of second homes boom AP via Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Tim Whitmire

WA: The housing 'bubble' may be bursting Tacoma News Tribune / Ann McFeatthers

SC: Homes simmer, stay on market Myrtle Beach Sun News / Jenny Burns

Bean-Counter as Scapegoat Tech Central Station / Benedikt Koehler

Bonds lose some ground AP via NJ Post

Mortgage rates continue to climb; 30-year avg. 5.82% AP via USA Today / Jeannine Aversa

Slurping around The Economist

Thursday's Commodities Roundup AP via NJ Post

Confident bosses The Economist

Place your job bet CNN / Allen Wastler

Cashin' out before jobs CNN / Alexandra Twin

UK: This sceptered aisle The Economist

Goodyear Earnings Double Year-Ago Period AP via Newsday

Ameritrade COO Peter Ricketts Resigns AP via Newsday / Scott Bauer

The sadness of Rupert Murdoch The Economist

Money funds rose in latest week AP via NJ Post

Powering up microcaps Marketwatch / John Spence

Is there any point to the WTO? The Economist

Poland: Too content by half The Economist

UK: The canary in the mine The Economist

Turkey: The Next Wave of Disinflation Morgan Stanley / Serhan Cevik

Brazil: Falling out of love The Economist

Dollar falls against euro AP via NJ Post / Matt Moore

Japan: Yen weakens on fears of government collapse FT / Steve Johnson

White House casts wider net for next Fed chief Reuters via MSNBC and 1st Headlines

Mixed Signals on the Job Front / Stephen Taub

Retirees take housing gains to less costly states Reuters / Linda Prospero

How hedge funds make money now CNN / Amanda Cantrell

OH: Bond issue going on November ballot Cincinnati Business Courier

Supervisory Guidance on the Eligibility of Asset-Backed Commercial Paper Liquidity Facilities and the Resulting Risk-Based Capital Treatment FDIC

Traders welcome back long bond Chicago Sun Times / David Roeder

Bond expands investment options AP via The State / Eileen Alt Powell

Investors, take care as 30-year T-bond returns Philadelphia Inquirer / Jeff Brown

Leading indicators of world economic activity Reuters

Can India make its great economic leap forward? Reuters / Rajat Bhattacharya

Record seat sale at NYSE fuels argument over merger NY Times via IHT / Jenny Anderson

Italy: Another year, another scandal The Economist

Treasuries flat after jobless claims, payrolls key Reuters

Gilt prices rise after BoE rate cut FT / Gillian Tett and Jams Gregory

CDO business bad as tight spreads crimp returns Reuters / David Wigan

A Mixed Welcome Back For The 30-Year Bond Forbes / David A. Andelman

Lindsey as Greenspan successor? CNN

Thursday Gold Coin Prices AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer

America's riskiest real estate CNN / Les Christie

Dumb Data Sets Rates NY Post / john Crudele

Retailers' July Sales rise 3.6%, Short of Estimates Bloomberg / Cotten Timberlake

Unemployment Insurance Weekly Report U.S. Department of Labor

Gillette Profit Up on Cost Reductions Baltimore Sun

Eurozone rates kept on hold at 2% BBC News

European Economies: Bank of England Cuts Rate, While ECB Holds Bloomberg / Matthew Brockett

The glass ceiling is still intact San Francisco Chronicle / Kathleen Pender

Treasury Bends Over Backwards for the 30-Year Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

30-year's revival may help taxpayer Minneapolis Star Tribune /. Mike Meyers

Benchmark Long Bond Returning NY Times / Jonathan Fuerbringer

Russia: Fitch Cheers Russian Moves to Cut Debt Reuters via Moscow Times / Andrew Hurst and Daniel Bases

Australian Dollar Rises to 6-Week High on Outlook for Rates Bloomberg / Chris Young

Crude Oil Little Changed After Falling on U.S. Supply Increase Bloomberg / Gavin Evans and Hector Forster

Mexicans at Home Abroad NY Times / Eduardo Porter and Elisabeth Malkin

Nervous Consumers Detour RV Industry AP via Newsday

U.S. Jobless Claims Stay Below Year's Average, BN Survey Shows Bloomberg / Bob Willis

The Chinese retreated from Unocal, but they will be back Independent / Hamish McRae

UK: Services growth dents hopes for series of rate cuts Independent / Philip Thornton


Fed seen on autopilot Marketwatch / Greg Robb

NV: Las Vegas small-business creation outpaces nation Las Vegas Sun / Michelle Swafford

Baby, You Can Park My Car Slate / Daniel Gross

WI: New-business openings up 12.5% over 2004 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / Paul Gores

MD: Woman gets two years for flipping properties Baltimore Sun / Matthew Dolan

Economy shows strength; forecasters see risks MSNBC / Martin Wolk

The inflation conundrum CNN / Paul R. La Monica

Homeowners: Upside-down is no way to be CNN / Les Christie

When hedge funds lend a hand to buyout shops Reuters / Michael Flaherty

Energy investments lure hordes of newcomers Reuters / Janet McGurty

Friday's Metal Prices AP via St. Louis Post Dispatch

Bond prices are lower at midday AP via NJ post

IL: You take the upstairs... Chicago Tribune / Mary Umberger

Offshoring failed to live up to hype Philadelphia Inquirer / Andrew Cassel

Chicago Fed Letter Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Stock Market Report Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Employees on nonfarm payrolls Bureau of Labor Statistics

Bank of England Rate Peak May Teach Fed a Lesson Bloomberg / Mark Gilbert

Asia/Pacific: The Liquidity Rally Continues Morgan Stanley / Andy Xie

Housing Closer to a Bubble Morgan Stanley / Richard Berner

Anticipating the Fed will Propel a USD Overshoot Morgan Stanley / Stephen L Jen

U.S. Treasuries Fall After U.S. Adds More Jobs Than Forecast Bloomberg / Heather Burke

US economy generates 207,000 new jobs FT / Christopher Swann

The wages of more jobs CNN

California Coastal growth slows Orange County Register

UK Housing - Still Looking Stretched Morgan Stanley / David Miles, Melanie Baker and Vladimir Pillonca

EU: Lifted by House Prices Morgan Stanley / Elga Bartsch

Greenspan's $500/Oz. Legacy Texas Hedge Report via Safehaven / T. Stein and S. McIntyre

Alabama County Paid Too Much for Swaps. Did You? Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

U.S. Long Bond Returns to Haunt Japan's Debt Bloomberg / William Pesek Jr.

The Modern Command Economy: the 30-Year Bond is Returning Merk via Safehaven / Axel Merk

MD: State's fund handlers rake in $17M extra Boston Herald / Brett Arends

Doesn't Anyone Want to Manage Harvard's Money? NY Times / Riva D. Atlas and Stephanie Strom

When All Else Fails in Investing, Ask a Scientist Bloomberg / Chet Currier

U.S. Payrolls Probably Rose by 180,000 in July, Survey Shows Bloomberg / Joe Richter

Stock Options: Do They Make Bosses Cheat? NY Times / Floyd Norris

Russia: Yevroset Seals Competitor Acquisition Moscow Times / Maria Levitov

Russia: Oil, Money and Confidence Tech Central Station / Pavel Kohout

A Crucible in Turkey NY Times / Mark Landler

UK: Praise for Old Lady's control of inflation Guardian / Ashley Seager and Heather Long

Bank of England makes first rate cut in two years New Zealand Herald / Julia Kollewe

UK: Bank courts controversy by cutting rate to 4.5pc Telegraph / George Trefgarne

World Bank Loans to China Draw Criticism From U.S. Congressmen Bloomberg / William McQuillen

Lunch crowd finds flat tax palatable Orlando Sentinel / Susan Strother Clarke

Oil futures edge above $61 a barrel AP via Tallahassee Democrat / Gillian Wong

Gulf Hurricanes Are Latest Kink in the Oil Chain NY Times / Jad Mouawad

Why flying is safer now Christian Science Monitor / Alexandra Marks

The Economist commodity price index The Economist

Stockmarket listings The Economist

Bank of England Rate Peak May Teach Fed a Lesson Bloomberg / Mark Gilbert


Should we call time on popular investments? Telegraph / Jenne Mannion

The giant awakens NY Daily News / Scott Wenger

Chinas Bell Tolls Louder -- Are You Listening? Euro Pacific Capital via Safehaven / Peter Schiff

The Case for Palladium Wisdom Financial via Safehaven / Emanuel Balarie

OPEC pumps up output in bid to curb prices AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer

30-year Treasury bonds may come up short for individual investors Milwaukee Journal Sentinel /. Avrum D. Lank

Gearing up for Greenspan CNN / Alexandra Twin

Rising Mortgage Rates Stir Housing Worries LA Times / Annette Haddad

Alaska oil prices set mark at $60 a barrel AP via NJ Post

No cheers needed for Congress' new energy bill St. Louis Post Dispatch / David Nicklaus

Economic News Isn't Helping Bush Washington Post / Jonathan Weisman and Nell Henderson

Funds go with flow out of US The Australian / Florence Chong

Qwest workers vote 91% in favor of authorizing strike Denver Post

S.E.C. Inquiry Latest Problem for Daimler NY Times / Mark Landler

Differing views of option expensing and earnings estimates AP via Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Rachel Beck

Stock Options: So Who's Counting? NY Times / Joseph Nocera

No. 1 search engine in China soars 353% in Wall Street debut Bloomberg, Dow Jones and The Boston Globe via Baltimore Sun

Russia: And what now, Mr. Putin? IHT / Judy Dempsey

Why America Is More Dependent Than Ever on Saudi Arabia NY times / Jad Mouawad

Bush seeks to expand U.S. jobs Marketwatch

Commodity markets maintain momentum The Australian / David Uren

Miners scaling a mountain of gold The Australian / Andrew Trounson

Oil prices settle at new high above $62 a barrel amid gasoline rally AP via Pittsburgh Post Gazette

WA: Put this home market on ice Tacoma News Tribune / Barbara Clements

Think remote for that new getaway AP via St. Petersburg Times

Saving Graceland AP via Dallas Fort Worth Star Telegram / Woody Baird

Bush says tax cuts responsible for growing economy Reuters

Euro Has Biggest Weekly Gain of Year on Signs of Faster Growth Bloomberg / Joshua Krongold

WA: Median house price jumps 14% Seattle Times / Elizabeth Rhodes

Jump in payroll jobs boosts hopes for economic growth San Francisco Chronicle / Tom Abate

U.S. 10-Year Notes Fall a Sixth Week, Longest Slump This Year Bloomberg / Mark Tannenbaum




MI: $100,000 homes sell themselves Detroit Free Press / Suzette Hackney

States invest in the future Gannett News via USA Today and / Raju Chebium

Economic derailment looming Nashua Telegraph via Fiend’s SuperBear Page / Tony Paradiso

Omaha sprouts unlikely cash crop: Corporate titans USA Today / Del Jones

Manufactured homes — and owners — gain respect USA Today / Sue Kirchhoff

FL: Sellers sidestep real-estate fees Orlando Sentinel / Steve J. Collins

Fisher may help update Fed's views Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Awaiting word from Fed Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Mortgage Rates Won’t Stay This Low For Long NY Post / John Crudele

Inside Buffet’s Buck Bet NY Post / Roddy Boyd

Rising yuan isn't raising anxiety yet Dallas Morning News / Katherine Yung

Emerging debt resilient to Latam political jitters Reuters / Manuela Badawy

Savings rate is nothing, sort of Indianapolis Star / Erika D. Smith

U.S. consumer spending spree enjoys 14th year defying experts Baltimore Sun / Jay Hancock

The financial war within us Marketwatch / Paul B. Farrell

Fed expected to make further rate increase FT / Andrew Balls

If you think your fuel bill is high.... AP via Journal News

FL: Flipping for Miami condos St. Petersburg Times / Tamara Lush

Condo boom lures foreign investment AP via NJ Post Adrian Sainz

MD: Proposal would create new housing classification Baltimore Sun / Larry Carson

Strategy Is Key as Rates Rise LA times / Tom Petruno

Vice pays nicely for this fund Sacramento Bee / Jack Sirard

PA: Region still reeling from job losses Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Jim McKay

UK: Rate cuts mask darker truths behind a sagging economy Scotsman / Bill Jamieson

Yes, it's James Bond, Driving a Dorkmobile NY Daily News / Corky Siemaszko

Lenders key to Fed conundrum Orange County Register / Jonathan Lansner

Good news fails to impress stock market Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Gregory M. Drahuschak

Personal saving rate drops to zero percent San Francisco chronicle / Kathleen Pender

Savings rate: Is it that bad? Maybe Minneapolis Star Tribune / Mike Meyers

Americans are saving zilch? Not exactly Arizona Republic / Russ Wiles

Investor’s Calendar Wall street Journal

Back-to-school chat on bond blossoming Chicago Tribune / Bill Barnhart

30-year bond's comeback signals deficits ahead Marketwatch via Orange County Register / Rex Nutting

Wachovia selling a small city image Charlotte Observer / Binyamin Appelbaum

Training Wheels Online Wall Street Journal / Andrew Blackman

CA: All Eyes on Home Market in San Diego LA Times / Annette Haddad

WA: Condo sales 'hot,' homes steady Seattle Post Intelligencer / Brad Wong

Philadelphia's condo housing market takes off AP via Charlotte Observer

PA: Pay grab at least shows us the truth Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Jack Markowitz

TN: Layoffs leave workers with much to learn Tennessean / Bush Bernard

Credit-scored for life: Broader uses hurt consumers Boston Globe / Charles Stein

As fuel prices rise, drivers look for greener (and cheaper) alternatives Boston Globe / Christine McConville

In end, Atkins a lightweight Minneapolis Star Tribune / Thomas Lee

Was Someone Squeezing Treasuries? NY Times / Gretchen Morgenson

The 30-year bond won't help funds Marketwatch / Chuck Jaffe

A Rising Yuan Won't Lift All Boats NY Times / Eduardo Porter

Why $60 doesn't have the world over a barrel Guardian – Observer / Heather Stewart

Finding Bargains (and Headaches) at Foreclosure Sales NY Times / Kate Murphy

Pinch Me -- Is That a Wal-Mart? Washington Post / Michael Barbaro

The Rise of the Digital Thugs NY Times / Timothy L. O’Brien

America welcomes inexperienced high rollers - so long as they are not oilmen from Beijing Independent / Hamish McRae

The corporate dragons chasing success in the West Independent / Tim Webb, Ben Schneiders and Clayton Hirst

UK: Are consumers living on borrowed time? Guardian – Observer / Heather Stewart

UK: Record level of bankruptcies prompts debt warning Independent / David Prosser

UK: Expert View; All the signs point to the end of the years of plenty Independent / Bill Robinson


Will U.S. growth deflate housing? Sacramento Bee / Andrew LePage

New York Fed Names Senior Vice President Federal Reserve Bank of New York

When is measured enough? Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Enron's Derivative-Accounting Legacy / Ed Zwirn

Foreclosures up in Missouri, Illinois in July St. Louis Business Journal

It All Comes Out in the Washer / Lawrence Carrel

Hollywood's Profits, Demystified Slate / Edward Jay Epstein

In 2007, a lighter version of Y2K, potentially AP via Detroit Free Press / Anick Jesdanun

France: The Poverty Trap Tech Central Station / Sylvain Charat

Oil at new high above $64 Reuters / Jonathan Leff

Any lift to stocks from Fed short-lived Reuters via Google News / Anna Driver

Factors Fed to consider at policy meeting Reuters

Strong Growth Arrives; Inflation Poised to Rebound Morgan Stanley / Richard Berner and David Greenlaw

Bush Signs Energy Bill Into Law AP via Forbes

Treasuries weaken, market gloom clouds refunding Reuters / Pedro Nicolaci da Costa

Review and Preview Morgan Stanley / Ted Wieseman and David Greenlaw

Interest rate on 3-year notes increases AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer

Oil record nears $64 Reuters via CNN Shares Surge in Second Day of U.S. Trading Bloomberg / Jonathan Thaw

Disney's desperate shareholders CNN / Paul R. La Monica

Whirlpool Sweetens Offer for Maytag to $1.6 Billion Bloomberg / Mark Clothier

Buddy, can you spare $10 million? Boston Globe / Robert Weisman

CO: Equity Office on list to buy high-rises Denver Post / Margaret Jackson

Sweden: The Bright Rays of the Midsummer Sun Morgan Stanley / Elga Bartsch

Japan’s moment of truth? The Economist

Japan: Post-Vote Comment: Long-Term Gridlock Morgan Stanley / Robert Feldman

Singapore: Structural Re-Rating of Singapore? Morgan Stanley / Daniel Lian

Chicago seeks big investors for bonds Chicago Sun Times / Stan Rosenberg

Monday Gold Coin Prices AP via NJ Post

The best paying counties in the USA CNN / Les Christie

Job Creation Isn't What It Used to Be Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

Nasdaq to Withdraw From Market-Linking System in 2006 Bloomberg / Edgar Ortega

Japan Goes Postal. Good for Investors? Bloomberg / William Pesek

Treasurys ease ahead of Fed meeting Marketwatch / Rachel Koning

US workers struggle to cope in new economic reality Reuters

Oil Prices Rally to New Intraday High AP via Forbes

Gold strike impact limited - for now Reuters via CNN and Google News

The Banks Go Begging Forbes / Liz Moyer

E*Trade agrees to buy Harrisdirect Reuters via CNN

Fed Will Raise Rates and Stay With Measured Pace Bloomberg / John M. Berry

Fed Rate Rises `Not Gaining Traction' in Lifting Borrowing Cost Bloomberg / Craig Torres

Federal Reserve's interest rate announcement to weigh on investors this week CP via / Rita Trichur

Productivity Is the Issue of the Hour for the Fed NY Times / Edmund L. Andrews

Financial Innovation in Perfect Capital Markets Tech Central Station / Arnold Kling

UK: Bankruptcies hit highest level since 1960 Guardian / Ashley Seager

UK: Why interest rates could plunge as low as 3.5 per cent Independent / Stephen King

BOJ to Hold Rates Near Zero, Keep Reserve Target, Survey Shows Bloomberg / Mayumi Otsuma

EU: Inflation warning for eurozone Scotsman / David Black

Japan's 2nd-Qtr GDP Grew at Annual 2% Pace, Economists Say Bloomberg / Lily Nonomiya

Yen Falls Versus Dollar, Euro on Concern Over Japan Postal Vote Bloomberg / Rodrigo Davies

Euro Heads for Longest Winning Streak in 8 Months, Survey Shows Bloomberg / Rodrigo Davies

Strong hiring shows depth of expansion Christian Science Monitor / Ron Scherer

U.S. 10-Year Yield to Rise to 4.63% This Year, Bond Dealers Say Bloomberg / Al Yoon

Will ETFs shift into retirement plans? Christian Science Monitor / Evan Pondel

Tip to abandon REITs in face of Fed rate rise Australian / Paddy Manning

How much new US oil? Not a lot. Christian Science Monitor / Kris Axtman

Bush skating on the thin ice of Alaskan oil Australian / David Nason

Crude Oil Rises to a Record on Concern About U.S. Fuel Supply Bloomberg / Gavin Evans


Tough Times for EchoStar / Monica Rivituso

Economy feels pressure from costly oil BBC News / Gavin Stamp

Salaries lag as housing rises Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / Michele Derus

Greenspan Delivers Housing Bust Newsmax via Fiend’s SuperBear Page

Thieves Spent 3 Mos. on Brazil Bank Tunnel AP via Washington Post / Stan Lehman

Dollar mixed in early Asian trading AP via NJ Post

Taking a growth inventory Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Fed 'has miles to go,' economists say Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

The Fed should stop their auto-pilot restraining actions now National Review / Larry Kudlow

Ranting At The Ratings Agencies Business Week via MSNBC / Jessi Hempel and David Henry

Statement from The Bond Market Association on the MSRB's Amendment to Pending G-38 Proposal Bond Market Association

Who's Afraid of Alan Greenspan? / Igor Greenwald

Snow Concedes Economic Surge Is Not Benefiting People Equally Washington Post / Jonathan Weisman

Going long on mortgages Marketwatch / Andrea Coombes

MO: Area median home price FALLS 19% since 2003 St. Louis Business Journal

FL: Condo boom reaches new heights AP via Myrtle Beach Sun / Adrian Sainz

Canada: Housing starts hits 2005 record CP via Toronto Star

In Praise of Disorganized Labor Ludwig von Mises Institute / Chris Westley

Fannie sees restatement in '06, NYSE list at risk Reuters / Kristin Roberts

U.S. banks lift prime rate to 6.5 percent Reuters

Perils at the pump The Economist

Bush, advisers paint rosy picture of U.S. economy Reuters / Patricia Wilson

Delta stock plunges anew on analyst downgrade, bankruptcy fears AP via South Florida Sun Sentinel / Harry R. Weber

NY: Median home price reaches $400K in Suffolk Newsday / Tomoeh Murakami Tse

Fed Raises Rates Again and Signals More Increases in Future NY Times / David Leonhardt and Vikas Bajaj

What the Fed may cost you CNN / Les Christie

Treasuries edge higher after Fed rate rise FT / Joanna Chung and David Turner

Mexico Plans Bond Buybacks to Spread out Debt Payment Bloomberg / Adriana Arai

Dollar weaker despite Fed rate rise FT / Steve Johnson and Jennifer Hughes

Cisco 4th-Qtr Net Rises 12% on Internet-Phone Demand Bloomberg / Timothy W. Doyle

Should the FDIC Worry about the FHLB? The Impact of Federal Home Loan Bank Advances on the Bank Insurance Fund Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

Fed lifts rates a further quarter point to 3.5% FT / Andrew Balls

FOMC Statement Federal Reserve Board

CO: Foreclosures rising Rocky Mountain News / John Rebchook

WA: Taxpayers on hook for how much? Seattle Post Intelligencer / Bill Virgin

Productivity Slows in April-June Quarter AP via Forbes

Hedge Funds Get Trounced Forbes / Liz Moyer

How a Hated Tax May Prove to Be Reformers' Friend Bloomberg / Chet Currier

Corruption at the heart of the United Nations The Economist

Singapore: Structural Re-Rating of Singapore? Part 2 Morgan Stanley / Daniel Lian

Flattening yield curve squeezes banks CNN

Fed May Be More Wary of Inflation After Job Gains Bloomberg / Scott Lanman

Fed seen raising US rates 10th time Reuters / Tim Ahmann

Corporate reins now too tight? San Francisco Chronicle / Kathleen Pender

Computers take traders' places Dallas Morning News / Will Deener

Japan bank holds monetary policy steady AP via Beaufort Gazette

Is there a bubble in energy investing? Dallas Morning News / Scott Burns

S.E.C. Accuses Former Citigroup Executives of Securities Fraud NY Times / Julie Creswell

Today's Insider Trading Suspect May Wear a Lab Coat NY Times / Jenny Anderson

Terror fears push oil prices to 22-year high Telegraph / Julia Kollewe

Fed rate rises expected to continue AP via NJ Post / Martin Crutsinger

Fed rate hike likely today AP via Pittsburgh Tribune Review

Economy shrugs off soaring oil costs Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Teresa F. Lindeman

Yahoo touts its search engine index as the Internet's biggest AP via Pittsburgh Post Gazette

The People Versus The Powerful Tech Central Station / Ilya Shapiro

A Supplier of Parts Seeks Help From G.M. NY Times / Jeremy W. Peters

MA: Price hikes at pumps don't run out of gas Boston Herald / Jay Fitzgerald and Jesse Noyes

CA: Despite Illegal Status, Buyers Get Home Loans LA Times / Anna Gorman

Housing Prices High for Low Income Workers AP via Newsday / Jennifer C. Kerr



Economist Dean Baker Paints a Skeptical View of the Housing Market RIS Media via Fiend’s SuperBear Page

A Peak In Optimism Cross-Currents via Fiend’s SuperBear Page / Alan M. Newman

BondWorks Institutional Advisors via Safehaven / Levente Mady

OH: Fund manager firings mount AP via Cincinnati Enquirer / John McCarthy

Bubble anxieties cloud bond market Dallas Morning News / Will Deener

Treasuries lower on weak auction demand FT / Jennifer Hughes, Joanna Chung and David Turner

Beware of market cooldown Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Airlines Face Growing Fuel Shortage Risk AP via Chicago Tribune / Brad Foss

Yen surges on cocktail of good news FT / Steve Johnson

New ethics rules put securities analyst on the sidelines St. Louis Post Dispatch / David Nicklaus

Ameritrade Is Accused of Delaying Trades AP via Baltimore Sun / Kevin O’Hanlon

July's federal deficit falls to $52.8B Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

Statehouse lobbying close to $1 billion / Eric Kelderman

What's Wrong With Economic Growth? Ludwig von Mises Institute / Antony Mueller

IN: What bubble? Indianapolis Star / Catherine Rentz Pernot

The Denim Bubble Slate / Michelle Leder

Gas hikes pushing up other prices Knight Ridder / Kevin G. Hall

Wednesday's Commodities Roundup Dow Jones and AP via Bradenton Journal

Make my investment riskier, please CNN / Amanda Cantrell

SEC's Mutual Fund Governance Rule Suspended by Court Bloomberg / Demian McLean

Fund-Fraud Charges for Former Citi Execs / Stephen Taub

China looking for U.S. brands Washington Times / Jeffrey Sparshott

Fed Seen Hiking Rates 3 More Times This Year Hartford Courant / Ritu Kalra

The Fed's Clearly Opaque Message Business Week via MSNBC / Michael Wallace

Inflation a concern for Fed Newsday / Randi F. Marshall

Treasury sale, spiking oil swing bonds CNN

Oil prices rise to $65 a barrel, a new high, though analysts say supply fears are overblown AP via San Diego Union Tribune / Brad Foss

Treasury Budget U.S. Treasury

Rate hikes taking measured toll on small businesses Chicago Tribune / Bill Barnhart

Swirling the rate punch bowl CNN / Kathleen Hays

Unocal shareholders back Chevron BBC News

Blockbuster blames low rentals on Hollywood Telegraph via Google News / David Litterick

News Corp. 4th-Qtr Profit Rises on Cable Channels Bloomberg / Michael White

May records 49% plunge in profit Chicago Tribune / Becky Yerak

Whirlpool lifts Maytag bid to $2.7 billion Marketwatch / Padraic Cassidy

30-year mortgage rates hit 5.91%, higher than a year ago Reuters via USA Today

Housing unaffordable, gas is heading that way San Francisco Chronicle / Kelly Zito

IL: Sunday and evening hours: You can bank on it Chicago Sun Times / Mary Wisniewski

Twilight at the Fed: Subliminal Parallels Kirby analytics via Safehaven / Rob Kirby

Bush Signs $286.5 Billion Measure for Highway, Transit Spending Bloomberg / William Roberts

The IMF would see case for cut in eurozone rates if signals for a faltering recovery accumulated again IMF / Michael Deppler

On the Run Forbes / Daniel Kruger

Treasuries rise after Fed; 5-year auction eyed Reuters

Bond issue sounds ethical alarm BBC News / Megan Rowling

China Takes Further Steps Toward Flexible Currency Bloomberg / Rob Delaney

Euphoria over, investors take hard look at yuan Reuters / Nick Olivari

Brazil's Currency Rises for Second Day Against U.S. Dollar Bloomberg / Guillermo Parra-Bernal

Hong Kong Banks Raise Rates Quarter-Point AP via Newsday

Japan Gets Lost Forbes / David A. Andelman

U.S. mortgage applications fall last week – MBA Reuters

Home sales 'close to peak' Arizona Republic

Fed raises rates; avoid borrowing Detroit Free Press / Susan Tompor

Lazard Profit Rises 29% as Merger Revenue Increases Bloomberg / Bradley Keoun

Motorola to bring back $4.4 billion in foreign profit AP via Philadelphia Inquirer

The puzzle of why long-term rates aren't rising, too Philadelphia Inquirer / Andrew Cassel

Fed's gradual advance criticized Chicago Tribune via Orange County Register / William Neikirk

Fed Is Content With Size, Pace of Rate Increases Bloomberg / John M. Berry

Mass Transit Repairs Will Take More Than Lip Service Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

The Proper Attitude Toward Financial Regulation Tech Central Station / Arnold Kling

U.S. 10-Year Notes May Rise; Fed Says Inflation Well Contained Bloomberg

Greenlaw emerges in July Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

New plans are in store for an old number Christian Science Monitor / Gregory M. Lamb

Are terrorist cells still in the US? Christian Science Monitor / Alexandra Marks

UK: Chinese oil company sparks interest in BG Independent / Michael Jivkov

Taiwan: Economy in shape: Nobel laureate Taipei Times / Jessie Ho

Singapore's GDP Grew at Annual 18% Pace in 2nd Qtr Bloomberg / Sara Webb

M.B.A. Students Bypassing Wall Street for a Summer in India NY Times / Saritha Rai


The Scary Side of Ben Bernanke National Review / John Tamny

Texas minorities now the majority / Kathleen Murphy

Korea: Central Bank Hints at Rate Hike Korea Times / Lee Hyo-sik

Dollar down in Asian trading AP via NJ Post

Work still ahead on jobs front Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Business Conditions: As Good as it Gets? Morgan Stanley / Shital Patel

Don't Trim the Hedges Tech Central Station / Dominic Basulto

Blogging Spreads 'Like a Virus' Among Those in the Dismal Science Dow Jones via NY Sun / Agnes Crane

Gas at $3 a gallon, wanna bet? CNN / Grace Wong

North Texas is a hot property Dallas Morning News / Steve Brown

Week six for higher mortgage rates Marketwatch / Rachel Koning

MD: Area housing market seems to be cooling Baltimore Sun / Lorraine Mirabella

Lobbying against America CNN / Lou Dobbs

Gold touches 2005 high of $447 an ounce Reuters via CNN

Oil industry image suffers Houston Chronicle / Lynn J. Cook

WorldCom CFO gets 5 years AP via Denver Post / Erin McClam

Dell's 2nd-Qtr Revenue Trails Forecasts; Shares Fall Bloomberg / Connie Guglielmo

Cisco's cash strategy bears no fruit Marketwatch / John Shinal

UK: Don't Count on Further Rate Cuts Morgan Stanley / Melanie Baker and Vladimir Pillonca

New yuan mechanism discloses China's mix of politics, economics Globe and Mail / Omar El Akkad

CA: Selling junkers for cash San Francisco Chronicle / Kathleen Pender

California homes less and less affordable – report Reuters / Jim Christie

By the numbers The Economist

A blazing summer The Economist

The rights and wrongs Ovitz The Economist

China: Imperial bubble? The Economist

Dow rises 91, Nasdaq up 17 on late rally AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer / Adam Geller

Economic Perspectives Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Inflation rates The Economist

Italy: Please go, Mr Fazio The Economist

Germany: Wagging the west The Economist

Gotti go now? The Economist

Dell profit rises on notebook strength Reuters / Duncan Martell

Oil touches $66 on refinery worries, Iran Reuters / Janet McBride and Peg Mackey

Italy: Brothers in arms The Economist

Chevron CEO dismisses fears of Chinese backlash Reuters / Deepa Babington

Finding a piece of real estate on eBay Orange County Register / Lynn Seeden

Don’t Fall For Oil / Gas Hype NY Post / John Crudele

Forget cheap gas, U.S. advises Denver Post

Airlines' toughest job: Merging workforces Philadelphia Inquirer / Tom Belden

Dell's Profit May Rise 19% as Laptop PC Demand Swells Bloomberg

Committee Dunks Krispy Kreme / Stephen Taub

Study Outlines U.S. Falling Lead In Science Forbes / Oxford Analytica

Eurozone growth near standstill BBC News

Bond shortage feared: report CNN

Treasuries Rise After Retail Sales Increase Less Than Forecast Bloomberg / Nicholas Reynolds

July retail sales surge on auto buying Reuters

The Feds Take On Electronic Trash Forbes / Andrew T. Gillies

South Jersey Business Survey Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Are We Lowering Our Standards for Job Growth? Bloomberg / Gene Sperling

Money woes on home front Christian Science Monitor / Brad Knickerbocker

As Hedge Funds Go Mainstream, Risk Is Magnified Washington Post / Ben White

Greenspan, Her Art-Throb Washington Post / Ben White

UK: Governor puts dampener on hopes for further cuts Telegraph / George Trefgarne

UK: Bank's bullish growth forecast limits scope for fresh rate cuts Independent / Julia Kollewe

Shake-up for German finances? IHT / Carter Dougherty

Yen Gains as Overseas Funds Accelerate Buying of Japan's Stocks Bloomberg / Kosuke Goto

Foiled Bid Stirs Worry for U.S. Oil NY Times / Jad Mouawad

Virgin Megastores lose £260m in two years Guardian / Heather Tomlinson

Fed stays on course for steady squeeze Australian

Japan June Current Account Surplus Unexpectedly Rose Bloomberg / Mayumi Otsuma

UK: Bank chief widens rift with Brown Guardian / Ashley Seager


US Dollar Bear 3 Zeal via Fiend’s SuperBear Page / Adam Hamilton

Loonie keeps climbing Globe and Mail / Tavia Grant

Russians Turning Down Euro for Strengthening U.S. Dollar Bloomberg via Moscow Times / Svenja O'Donnell

Is natural gas next in line to set record? Marketwatch / Myra P. Saefong

CA: Affordability down in state LA Times / Gregory J. Wilcox

Oil's hot, but not too hot Dallas Morning News / Sudeep Reddy

Don't Forget Home Equity Business Week via MSNBC / Dean Gatzlaff

Wal-Mart, Penney lead retail earnings Marketwatch / Jennifer Waters

The last frontier! - Looking for gold in all the right places Marketwatch / Kevin Kerr

NC: Bank certificates of deposit paying more News and Observer / Frank Norton

S.C. ranks second in mortgage fraud Island Packet / Peter Hull

FL: Insuring homes in state gets tougher Orlando Sentinel / Richard Burnett

French economy grinds to a halt BBC News

Korea: Import Prices Soar 3.4% in July Korea Times

Germany: Economic standstill deals blow to Schröder Scotsman / David Black

Does Europe's Path to Monetary Union Provide Lessons for East Asia? Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco / Reuven Glick

Innovations, incentives and regulation: Forces shaping the payments environment Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago / Sujit Chakravorti and Carrie Jankowski

South Texas Economic Trends and Issues Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

New England Economic Indicators Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Has Housing Peaked? / Lisa Scherzer

Real Estate Strong Despite Higher Interest AP via Forbes

The Inflation Mystery! Money Matters via Safehaven / Puru Saxena

Highly Questionable US Employment Gains! Tomorrow’s Gold via Safehaven / Marc Faber

The Ups and Downs of a Sideways Market / Donald Luskin

Maytag Board Recommends Whirlpool Bid AP via Forbes

Target results continue to amaze Minneapolis Star Tribune / Chris Serres

Worst two months on tap? CNN / Alexandra Twin

Dominance of Equity Culture Postponing USD Rally Morgan Stanley / Stephen L Jen

A Yuan a Dozen: On China's Wide Currency Basket Morgan Stanley / Stephen L Jen

Japan: Run Up Before a Big Jump Morgan Stanley / Takehiro Sato

Treasuries Rise as Record Oil Prices Crimp Consumer Confidence Bloomberg / Michael McDonald and Heather Burke

Treasuries lifted by strong auction demand FT / Jennifer Hughes

Fannie Restatement: Wait Till Next Year / Stephen Taub

Dollar Gains Against Euro; Trade Gap Stays Below $60 Billion Bloomberg / Rodrigo Davies

Oil Rises to Record $67.10 on Concern Supplies Are Inadequate Bloomberg / Mark Shenk

Almost two-thirds in new poll beginning to fear gas prices will be hardship AP via South Florida Sun Sentinel / Will Lester

Consumers less upbeat than expected Reuters via CNN

Busted Flush Forbes / Michael Freedman

Gold reaches for 17-year highs as funds buy FXstreet via Reuters / Clare Black

U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services U.S. Census Bureau

U.S. Trade Deficit Swelled to $58.8 Billion in June Bloomberg / Joe Richter

WorldCom Rat Race Forbes / David A. Andelman

Oil prices prompt airlines to raise fares Philadelphia Inquirer / Tom Belden

Hedge funds see oil price surge inevitable Reuters / Pratima Desai

US junk bond funds report $475 mln weekly outflow Reuters

Dollar extends slide ahead of trade data FT / Steve Johnson

Economists: Fed rate hikes to continue CNN

Waste Yes, Want Not NY Times / Jeff Bailey

Monday is deadline for those who received income tax extension AP via South Florida Sun Sentinel / Eileen alt Powell

Data Manipulators Work in Daylight, Not in Dark Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

Bond Buyers Bet Airports Will Survive Airline Mess Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

Retirement plans drop Magellan Fund Marketwatch via 1st Headlines / Kathie O’ Donnell

Former Banker Pleads Guilty in Tax Shelter Case NY Times / Jonathan D. Glater

Fund Owners Suffer From the Regret-Aversion Blues Bloomberg / Chet Currier

No Pork Left Behind Tech Central Station / Veronique de Rugy

Inept Boards Need Have No Fear NY Times / Floyd Norris

NY: House hunting in a new era Newsday / Laura Koss-Feder

Crude Oil Futures Rise Above $66 on U.S. Refinery Breakdowns Bloomberg / Gavin Evans and Will Kennedy

Citigroup's Prince Puts Stamp on Strategy as Weill Shadow Fades Bloomberg / Justin Baer and Rob Urban

Italy pulls out of recession but solid growth remains elusive IHT / Eric Sylvers

N.Z. Is Test Case for China Trade Bloomberg / William Pesek Jr.

Europe's economies unfazed by surging oil prices IHT / Carter Dougherty

China reveals currency secrets Guardian / Heather Long

Yen Heads for Largest Weekly Gain in 7 Months on Growth Signs Bloomberg / Kosuke Goto

Japan's Economy Grew at 1.1% Annual Pace in 2nd Qtr Bloomberg / Lily Nonomiya



A Reality Check for Corporate America Daily Reckoning via Lew Rockwell

The Greenspan Uncertainty Principle Thoughts From The Frontline via Safehaven / John Mauldin

An Update on the Economy and Money Supply Technical Indicator Index via Safehaven / Robert McHugh

Congress may raise limit on FDIC-insured bank deposits Providence Journal via Orange County Register / Neil Downing

Real estate strong despite higher rates NJ Post / Michael Liedtke

Is long-term bond a good deal? Knight Ridder vi Myrtle Beach Sun / Jeff Brown

Treasuries End Six-Week Slide on Low Inflation, Foreign Demand Bloomberg / Michael McDonald and Heather Burke

U.S. Technology Stocks Drop This Week, Sending the Nasdaq Lower Bloomberg / Scarlet Fu

HP's birthplace under restoration Bloomberg via Oakland Tribune / Connie Guglielmo

CA: Mortgage Defaults Expected to Grow LA Times / Annette Haddad

Real estate blogs Minneapolis Star Tribune / Se Young Lee

Hottest Home Markets Cooling Wall street Journal via Hartford Courant / James R. Hagerty and Kemba Dunham

Boeing exec sells millions in stock Dow Jones and AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer

Floridians Lose Millions in Hedge Fund AP via ABC News and 1st Headlines

Yen Has Biggest Weekly Advance Since January on Economic Growth Bloomberg / Todd Zeranski and Rodrigo Davies

MD: Hopkins invests in investing manager Baltimore Sun / Meredith Cohn

Closer Look May Burst The Housing Bubble Theory NY Post / Eric Moskowitz

CA: Foreclosures down 12 percent, as high prices bail out troubled borrowers San Francisco Chronicle / Kelly Zito

Do Try This at Home: Assess Your Area's Real Estate Bubble NY Times / Damon Darlin

Oil pumps up gold to eight-month high Guardian / Charlotte Moore

Pro Tells Why the Little Guy Just Can't Win NY Times / Joseph Nocera

Solving Time Warner NY Times / Richard Siklos

Delta Said to Explore Bankruptcy Financing NY Times / Micheline Maynard

UK: Broker soars as potential buyers line up in £1.3bn race Telegraph / Rosie Murray


Expect Social Security battle Scripps Howard via Mississippi Sun Herald / Mary Deibel

CA: $1 million median? It's not as outrageous as it sounds LA Daily News / Gregory J. Wilcox

FL: Boom dooms old homes Orlandon Sentinel / Lisa Roberts

How China controls U.S. bonds Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Nationwide Gas Prices Set Another Record AP via South Florida sun Sentinel / Gary Gentile

Consumer Inflation Probably Stayed Tame: U.S. Economy Preview Bloomberg / Vince Gole

Emerging markets emit seductive call, again Baltimore Sun / Jay Hancock

Even this village idiot fled from a `Libor' loan Charlotte Observer / Jonathan Hobbs

SC: Area attracting home buyers The State / Jim DuPlessis

Incoming Chrysler CEO focuses on China Reuters / Tom Brown

News Corp: Investors threaten board Guardian – Observer / James Robinson and Kim Hunter Gordon

Wells Fargo wins appeal in lending case Reuters / Jonathan Stempel

CT: Loath To Roll Dice On Heating Oil Price Hartford Courant / Stacy Wong

What Yield Curve Is Saying Wall Street Journal / Mohammed Hadi

30-year bond gets a maybe Sacramento Bee / Jack Sirard

`Laddering' of bonds curbs price volatility, exploits rising rates South Florida Sun Sentinel via Chicago Tribune / Humberto Cruz

Economy takes on a 'believe-it-or-not' quality Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Gregory M. Drahuschak

Savings rate zeroes out, but is concern overblown? Chicago Tribune / James P. Miller

Inflation: Going up, down or sideways? Marketwatch

Economic signs strong, but worries persist San Francisco Chronicle / Tom Abate

Who is to blame for high gas prices? Cincinnati Enquirer / Mike Boyer

Negotiations between Qwest, union resume AP via Bradenton Journal / Jon Sarche

Pretzels and pillows take a back seat to first-class perks Boston Globe / Keith Reed

Figuring execs' pensions takes advanced math St. Louis Post Dispatch / David Nicklaus

It's long, hard fall for corporate crooks Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Jack Markowitz

TX: New law's transparency goes only so far Dallas Fort Worth Star Telegram / Yamil Berard

"Leraching" lawyer under attack Denver Post / Al Lewis

It's Wrong Time for REITs Barron’s via Wall Street Journal / Andrew Bary

Take a Load Off, Pile Up More Money Marketwatch via Wall street Journal / Paul B. Farrell

New law no fun(d) for investors Boston Herald / Chuck Jaffe

In Praise of Social Security, 70 Years Old Washington Post / Michelle Singletary

Suddenly, refis look smarter Washington Post via LA Times / Kenneth R. Harney

China, Inc a creature of the state Taipei Times / Yuen Yuen Tang

Taiwan: Reverse nation's economic decline Liberty Times via Taipei Times

French GDP data grab attention in European trading AP via Taipei Times

Oil Is Up, So Where's Inflation? NY Times / Jonathan Fuerbringer

The 30-Year Bond Is Back, and So Is Romance NY Times / Elizabeth Harris

Lumber and Real Estate Tactical Investor via Safehaven / Sol Palha

German voters show true colours Scotsman / Bill Jamieson

UK: Stop worrying about $66 a barrel: oil prices are a measure of strength, not weakness Independent / Janet Bush

SEC probes dwarf-tossing party for Fidelity trader Independent / Jason Nisse

Death Tax? Double Tax? For Most, It's No Tax NY Times / Edmund L. Andrews

Sometimes Investors Should Just Say No NY Times / Gretchen Morgenson

Divorce, Corporate American Style NY Times / Geraldine Fabrikant

The Promise and the Pitfalls of Health Savings Accounts NY Times / Michelle Andrews


Home away from home LA Times via Houston Chronicle / Anna Gorman

Bonds are looking good now Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Watch costs when index investing Dallas Morning News / Scott Burns

Re-Deregulate the Airlines National Review / Paul J. Gessing

CA: O.C. home prices dip slightly Orange County Register / Jonathan Lansner

Unhappy Anniversary National Review / Larry Kudlow

Home prices post record gains CNN

Learn from global housing bubbles Contra Costa Times / Tapan Munroe

MA: Single family housing sales dip as more buyers turn to condos AP via Boston Herald

WA: Still can’t afford to buy new digs? Just wait another year or so Tacoma News Tribune / William Sluis

Building Boom Helps Lowe's Top Profit Goals Dow Jones via

Delta: Sale Rumors Beat Bankruptcy Talk / Igor Greenwald

eBay UK trading to hit £4bn The Register / Lester Haines

Bush must oil Latin cogs Australian / David Nason

White House has no plans to intervene at Northwest AP via USA Today and 1st Headlines

Turning the Wheels of Trade Business Week bia MSNBC

Gold may climb higher Bloomberg via Buffalo News

Battered state budgets see relief in '05  / Kathleen Hunter

CA: Employers find filling positions challenging Oakland Tribune – Inside Bay Area / Francine Brevetti

Using neighbor's Wi-Fi is hot topic CNN / Steve Hargreaves

UK: Our dull low-inflation world still needs the art of nimble economic policy making Independent / Stephen King

Canada will take action against U.S. in softwood dispute, Goodale says CP via Financial Post

Korea: Foreign Analysts Expect No Rate Hike Korea Times / Kim Jae-kyoung

Korea: Consumer Loans Top Corporate Borrowings Korea Times / Kim Jae-kyoung

Delta to sell unit, bankruptcy possible Reuters / John Crawley

Treasuries down after strong manufacturing survey FT / Richard Beales, Joanna Chung and David Turner

Treasurys fall modestly in active trade AP via NJ Post

Brokers accused in U.S. fraud scheme Reuters

Brokers Indicted in `Squawk Box' Eavesdropping Scheme Bloomberg / Andrew Dunn and Demian McLean

Monday's Money Rates AP via NJ Post

American investors move away from US assets FT / Jennifer Hughes

CBO sees $331bln fiscal 05 budget deficit Reuters / Richard Cowan and Laura MacInnis

Monday's Commodities Roundup AP via NJ Post

Economists raise 2005 US growth forecasts-Fed poll Reuters / Andrea Ricci

How to keep the gold coming in the golden years Reuters / Linda Stern

Social Security Private Accounts: A Risky Proposition? Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta / Gerald P. Dwyer Jr.

MA: Tax-free weekend a gift to retailers Boston Globe / Michael Levenson

Local or State? Evidence on Bank Market Size Using Branch Prices Federal Reserve Bank of New York

US net capital inflows $71.2 billion in June Reuters

Dollar Rises After Report Shows Stronger Demand for U.S. Assets Bloomberg / Rodrigo Davies and Joshua Krongold

Gas prices whack small businesses Sacramento Bee / Thuy-Doan Le

Platinum Equity to buy modem maker USRobotics Reuters via Google News

Cox: More Disclosure on Executive Pay / Stephen Taub

Reporting on Guaranteed Investment Contracts / Ed Zwirn

Review and Preview Morgan Stanley / Ted Wieseman and David Greenlaw

US Treasuries dip after strong NY manufacturing Reuters / Chris Reese

North Koreans Open for Business La Times / Anna Fifield

Global: Beneath the Surface Morgan Stanley / Stephen Roach

EU: Country Divergences Weigh on Funding Morgan Stanley / Vincenzo Guzzo

Australian bank considers LSE bid BBC News

Empire State Manufacturing Survey Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Banking growth spurts Philadelphia Inquirer / Joseph N. DiStefano

Get Hedge Fund Benefits Without Investing in Them Bloomberg / John Wasik

Pricey Oil Causes No Pain for Expanding Economy Bloomberg / David Pauly

New York Fed's Factory Index Falls to 23 in August From 23.9 Bloomberg / Joe Richter

JPMorgan Chase Loses Grip on Booming Latin American Bond Market Bloomberg / Adriana Arai and Elzio Barreto

Web site will sell treasuries Detoit Free Press / Susan Tompor

Eurozone bonds higher on economic growth concerns FT / Joanna Chung and David Turner

Oil prices slip, hover above $66 a barrel AP via Houston Chronicle / Gillian Wong

How high can the oil price go? And when will it start to hit us where it hurts? Guardian / Ashley Seager

Housing's immunity from interest rates AP via Denver Post / Michael Liedtke

Windows targeted by new virus Reuters via CNN

Qwest contract talks hit obstacle Denver Post / Ross Wehner

Guilty Plea Raises Stakes in U.S. Inquiry of KPMG NY Times / Jonathan D. Glater

Boomers build new lives abroad to stretch retirement dollars NY Tikmes via Houston Chronicle / Hillary Chula

Fazio Should Be Forced Out of the Bank of Italy Bloomberg / Matthew Lynn

UK: Flat tax system may not be as fair as it seems Guardian / Heather Long

Israel: Waiting For A Miracle The Economist

China's Internet Boom Looks Very Familiar Bloomberg / William Pesek Jr.

Traders Are Most Bullish on Yen Since November, Survey Shows Bloomberg / Rodrigo Davies

U.S. Treasury Investors Trim Bets That Yield Curve Will Flatten Bloomberg / Al Yoon