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Stuck on Yellow: The 2005 Cash Management Scorecard / Randy Meyers

Overseas funds pay off for U.S. investors AP via Myrtle Beach Sun / Michael J. Martinez

7-Eleven gets warm welcome in Mexico Dallas Morning News / Laurence Iliff

Who will head the Fed? Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / Avrum D. Lank

Gas prices aren't enough to get drivers out of trucks Dallas Morning News / Terry Box

Airlines cut flights, cite fuel charges South Florida Sun Sentinel

Katrina cuts income $100 billion Washington Times / Patrice Hill

U.S. economy wobbling from Katrina's blows to consumers AP via Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Martin Crutsinger

NASD fines brokerage Newsday / Susan Harrigan

CA: Managers of Clipper Mutual Fund Step Down LA Times / Josh Friedman

Bank's name may change Raleigh News and Observer / Frank Norton

World equity funds post 11.66% returns AP via Winston Salem Journal News

WA: Already highest in U.S., minimum wage to go to $7.63 an hour Tacoma News Tribune / C.R. Roberts

Bush ratings remain low Marketwatch

U.S. Treasuries Fall for the Week and Quarter on Rate Outlook Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton

Housing rush hits hard AP via Orange County Register / Matt Apuzzo

Harvard fund earns 19.2% return Boston Globe / Charles Stein

Real Estate Investment Trusts Cooling Off AP via Forbes

World's biggest bank opens in Japan AP via Seattle Times

Dollar Advances for Third Straight Quarter Against Euro, Yen Bloomberg / Joshua Krongold and Jake Lee

Trade Group Says U.S. Tax Breaks Are Illegal NY Times / Edmund L. Andrews

Market, world are stuck in neutral Detroit Free Press / Susan Tompor


Storm of inflation still may be Fed's biggest worry Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / Tom Saler

Bank on this: Debt forgiveness poor decision Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Jack Markowitz

Markets face the headwind of hurricanes, rate hikes Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Certainties of the '60s didn't last Dallas Morning News / Scott Burns

Fannie Mae Storm Cloud Threatens Markets, Economy NY Post / Terry Kennan

Will Santa run out of gas this holiday season? Allentown Morning Call / Kurt Blumenau

Investors looking beyond the U.S. Dallas Morning News / Pamela Yip

Mutual funds stand tall against storms Dallas Morning News / Will Deener

Debate on when oil's end will start AP via Akron Beacon Journal / George Jahn

New month, same worries? CNN / Alexandra Twin

Airline workers facing job losses look to new fields Reuters / Kyle Peterson

Personal inflation outpaces price index St. Petersburg Times / Helen Huntley

Watch Out for That '70s Show: Inflation Wall Street Journal / Gregory Zuckerman

People 40 and older say they face discrimination when seeking work, but proving it is another matter Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Jim McKay

Exchange-traded funds are popular with investors San Francisco Chronicle / Harry Domash

Got Cash? Look Here Wall Street Journal / Kelly Spors

FL: Unfair edge for Realtors? Bradenton Herald / Melissa Followell

Google morphs into multifaceted juggernaut AP via NJ Post / Michael Liedtke

New hurdles erected for bankruptcy filers Chicago Tribune via Orlando Sentinel / Susan Diesenhouse

Debt-ridden rushing to file before deadline San Francisco Chronicle / Kathleen Pender

Tougher laws on debt could prove costly San Francisco Chronicle / David Lazarus

Don't Enter Bankruptcy in Haste Wall Street Journal / Andrew Blackman

As our No. 1 trade partner, China gives, takes and steals Tacoma News Tribune / Dan Voelpel

UK: The slowdown is here and it won't go away, but there's no need to jump out the window Independent / Hamish McRae

Offshore Mystery Forbes / Janet Novack

4% interest...why not bank online? CNN / Shaheen Pasha

Yen May End Three-Week Drop as Bank of Japan Seen Raising Rates Bloomberg / Jake Lee

Employment Slumps, Manufacturing Slows: U.S. Economy Preview Bloomberg / Carlos Torres

Gold: Not Just for Global Disaster? LA Times / Tom Petruno

High time for an energy fix Guardian – Observer / Oliver Morgan

Tallying Jobs Erased By Storms NY Times / Conrad De Aenlle

UK: In the City, the champagne is flowing Guardian – Observer / Heather Connon

The Problem With Great Expectations NY Times / Paul J. Lim

Who's Afraid of Shareholder Democracy? $ NY Times / Gretchen Morgenson

Sending Out a Message by Buying Back Shares NY Times / Amy Feldman

UK: Brown rigs the agenda Scotsman / Bill Jamieson

UK: Brown's economic halo starts to slip ... Guardian – Observer / Heather Stewart

Turkey's Quest to Join Europe Collides With Its Textile Dreams NY Times / Dan Bilefsky


This is a year of fiscal folly via Fiend’s SuperBear Page / Abheek Barua

Greenspan, term ending, returns to Randian roots Financial Express via Google News

Cash not trickling back to defrauded investors AP via Houston Chronicle / Marcy Gordon

California Planning $12B Bond Buyer / Rich Saskal

Citigroup First Among Managers UBS Gets No. 2; Merrill Is Third Bond Buyer / Maxwell Meyers

Golden cups and depressing diamonds Marketwatch / Peter Brimelow

Dollar hits 16-month high against yen Marketwatch / Steve Goldstein & Rachel Koning

The practical realities of Bush foreign policy $ FT / Dennis Ross

Big banks to get bigger? Washington Times / Tom Ramstack

Fund managers are in poachers' sights IHT / Barbara Wall

Chicago Fed Letter Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

It's your home heating bill, 70 percent higher than last year's Slate / Daniel Gross

GM, Ford Auto Sales Fall; Toyota, Nissan, Honda Gain Bloomberg / Bill Koenig

Why Pixar can't leave Disney Slate / Edward Jay Epstein

American gloomy about third quarter Dallas Fort Worth Star Telegram / Trebor Banstetter

Americans asked to drive slower, conserve energy Knight Ridder / Kevin G. Hall

Bond Buying Opportunity video Forbes

IA: New move in real estate sales Des Moines Register

NV: Rush to bankruptcy Las Vegas Sun / Benjamin Grove

Oil Prices Fall As Refinery Ramps Back Up AP via La Times / Brad Foss

Dollar starts fourth quarter in strong fashion FT / Chris Flood

Should you be catching gold fever? Charlotte Observer / Amy Baldwin

Monks who make world's best beer have a message USA Today / Noelle Knox

Snow and Greenspan will head to Beijing for economic talks AP via San Diego Union Tribune / Martin Crutsinger

Monday's Commodities Roundup AP via NJ Post

Gold drops as dollar moves higher FT / Neil Dennis

Treasuries hurt as humming factories baffle bulls Reuters / Pedro Nicolaci da Costa

Treasury bond market at a glance AP via NJ Post

PIMCO’s Cyclical Outlook and Investment Strategy Pimco / Paul McCulley

Deliberate Acts Of Kindness Pimco / Bill Gross

7 habits of an economy in peril Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Review and Preview Morgan Stanley / Ted Wieseman and David Greenlaw

Risks for the American Consumer Morgan Stanley / Richard Berner

Hedge Funds Are Flying High Forbes / Liz Moyer

Study shows newspapers reach many USA Today / David Lieberman

Procter & Gamble Reiterates Outlook AP via Baltimore Sun

Consumer Rebalancing Morgan Stanley / Stephen Roach

EU: Take Hawks, Not Owls, to Athens Morgan Stanley / Elga Bartsch

EU: Growth Surprise Confirmed Morgan Stanley / Eric Chaney and Javier Rodriguez

Italy: Budget 2006: The Devil Is in the Details Morgan Stanley / Vincenzo Guzzo

Korea: An Export-led Rebound Morgan Stanley / Sharon Lam and Andy Xie

Oil prices rise on winter expectations AP via NJ Post / Gillian Wong

China 'to keep up steel demand' BBC News

Manufacturing posts big gain CNN

Dollar Rises as U.S. Manufacturing Gauge Surges in September Bloomberg / Jake Lee

U.S. Treasuries Fall After ISM Factory Gauge Unexpectedly Rises Bloomberg / Mark Schoifet

Bond Strategists: Julius Baer Says Sell Mexican Bonds Bloomberg / Rodrigo Davies

Greenspan, Term Ending, Returns to Randian Roots Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

Inflation, Bottled Up by Fed, Threatens to Burst Its Container Bloomberg / Art Pine

Hedge Fund CDs Insured by FDIC Bedeviled by Details Bloomberg / John Wasik

Vanguard Slashes Costs to Keep Fidelity, Barclays From Its Turf Bloomberg / Richard Teitelbaum

A Time for Some Well-Placed Greed NY Times / David Leonhardt

Coming in the mail: big energy bills Christian Science Monitor / Ron Scherer

Gold poised for $500 -- and beyond Aden Forecast via Marketwatch / Mary Anne & Pamela Aden

Yen Reaches Weakest Since May 2004 as Tankan Less Than Forecast Bloomberg / Kosuke Goto and Chris Cooper

Florida Wal-Mart workers start to organize -- without union Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Mitch Stacy

Donnelly Reported Near Deal to Buy Dex Media NY Times / Andrew Ross Sorkin

G.M. and a U.S. Agency See Pensions in Different Lights NY Times / Mary Williams Walsh and Danny Hakim

UK: Bank to hold rates despite house price decline Independent / Philip Thornton

UK: It's all very well beating the French, but it's the Chinese we really have to worry about Independent / Stephen King

Why Is Government Getting So Big? Tech Central Station / Nathan Smith

Massive Estate Tax Cut Unseemly in Any Season Bloomberg / Gene Sperling

The 2005 energy crunch feels a lot like the 1970s Christian Science Monitor / Mark Clayton

Bitter debate over Turkey's EU bid Christian Science Monitor / Mark Rice-Oxley

Trend-watcher sees moral transformation of capitalism Christian Science Monitor / Jane Lampman

Japan's Business Confidence Gains Less-Than-Expected Bloomberg / Lily Nonomiya

Two-Year Treasury Yields May Exceed 10's as Fed Slows Inflation Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton and Al Yoon

Asia's City Slickers Are Key to World Prices Bloomberg / William Pesek Jr.



How to Invest When Oil Falls / James B. Stewart

Rita's damage to sites severe Houston Chronicle / David Ivanovich

How Predictable Is Fed Policy? Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis / William Poole

Economic Review Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

EU: Self-interest guides countries as integration founders $ FT / George Parker and John Thornhill

Color shouldn't be blinding Orange County Register / Jonathan Lansner

A misplaced curb on investment $ FT / David Marchick and Edward Graham

2006 Reserve Requirements Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

A Perspective on the Economic Outlook Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas / Richard W. Fisher

Lessons from Our Recent Business Cycle: A Policymaker’s Perspective Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia / Anthony M. Santomero

Fed's Santomero:inflation expectations in check Reuters

Fed May Have to Raise Rates Further, Policy Makers Suggest Bloomberg / Craig Torres

Treasury: IRS Division Should Focus More on High-Risk Deals Bond Buyer / Alison McConnell

U.S. carmakers endure discounting hangovers San Antonio Express Courier / Sean M. Wood

Bush mulls successors to Greenspan Marketwatch / Greg Robb

NYSE’s Plans Rapped NY Post / Roddy Boyd

Mexico Will Keep Lowering Interest Rates, Ortiz Says Bloomberg / Adriana Arai

NY: Luxury letdown trims apt. prices NY Daily News / Lore Croghan

MN: Housing 'bubble' intact St. Paul Pioneer Press / Gita Sitaramiah

Almighty consumer is a little less so Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Oil drops third day in a row Dallas Morning News

Time for a trim The Economist

She's Good For Business Forbes / Daniel Fisher

Google, Sun announce software distribution partnership San Francisco Chronicle / Benjamin Pimentel

Bush calls for more refineries CNN

FDIC eyes signs of US housing, economic moderation Reuters / Kristin Roberts

Dollar Reaches 16-Month High Versus Yen on Growing Yield Gap Bloomberg / Michael McDonald

Greenspan: The worst Fed chief ever MSN / Bill Fleckenstein

Fed chair named at appropriate time: Bush Reuters

Money talk hits the big, big time Denver Post / Al Lewis

Tuesday World Gold Prices AP via NJ Post

Tuesday Gold Coin Prices AP via NJ Post

Oil falls below $64 a barrel CNN

Lewis's BofA Adds Morgan Stanley Veteran Forbes / Liz Moyer

If housing slumps, how safe are you? Business Week via MSNBC / Amey Stone

UK: Mortgage equity withdrawal rises BBC News

Online Brokers Are Still Hungry Business Week via MSNBC / Adrienne Carter

Drivers May Have Seen Highest Prices as Gas Use Drops Bloomberg / Matthew Leising

CA: Shopping on empty San Francisco Chronicle / Pia Sarkar

FL: Injured kids: no insurance, no chance? St. Petersburg Times via / Lisa Greene

CA: Fierce Wi-Fi fight expected in S.F. San Francisco Chronicle / Verne Kopytoff

NV: Casino workers try luck elsewhere Charlotte Observer / Adam Goldman

Treasuries up as capital orders data revised down Reuters

Treasuries investors turn cautious in week –survey Reuters

U.S. Aug. Factory Orders Rise for Third Month in Four Bloomberg / Carlos Torres

Waiting on the Fed heads CNN / Kathleen Hays

Russians bury ghost of Soviet homes with mortgages Reuters / Meg Clothier

Crude Oil Prices Slip Below $65 a Barrel AP via Baltimore Sun / Jane Wardell

Report: Oil profits return to U.S. CNN

Eastern Europe's Wave of Hot Money Won't Last Bloomberg / Matthew Lynn

Stock buybacks have drawbacks Philadelphia Inquirer / Jeff Brown

Home Builders Over The Hill? Forbes / Tom Van Riper

Bush Tries to Avoid Fight by Picking Miers for Court Bloomberg / James Rowley

Bush ready to tap heating oil reserve AP via Newsday

Fed Wary of Inflation, Preparing Rate Increase Bloomberg / John M. Berry

Housing Bubble? Give Thanks for the Balloon Tech Central Station / Ralph Kinney Bennett

Slowing Is Seen in Housing Prices in Hot Markets NY Times / David Leonhardt

After the Storms Daily Standard / Irwin M. Stelzer

Unhappy Moment Looms When Boomers Look for Income Bloomberg / Chet Currier

Surcharges are stealth price increases Marketwatch / Dr. Irwin Kellner

U.S. Factory Orders Probably Rose 2% in August, Survey Shows Bloomberg / Carlos Torres

'Economic Man' vs. 'Status Man' Tech Central Station / Arnold Kling

For Russia, rapid shift in economy paying off Taipei Times / Wu Hui-lin

U.S., Russia Rushing to Strike WTO Deal Moscow Times / Maria Levitov

Russia: Oil Output Ticks Up Slowly in September Bloomberg via Moscow Times / Michael Teagarden

British manufacturers contribute to surprise upsurge in output across globe Guardian / Ashley Seager

U.S. Notes May Gain as Yields at Seven-Week High Attract Buyers Bloomberg / Shamim Adam and Nicholas Reynolds

Dollar May Rise for 3rd Day Against Yen Ahead of Factory Orders Bloomberg / Chris Cooper and Kosuke Goto

Big S.U.V.'s Lag in Sales, Hindered by Gas Cost NY Times / Danny Hakim


CA: If housing cools, economy may freeze Contra Costa Times / George Avalos

Housing: Less Bang Than Whimper Business Week via MSNBC

Fear slams stocks CNN / Alexandra Twin

A challenge to Microsoft? Not this deal Boston Globe / Hiawatha Bray

Getting the Dollar Right National Review / John Tamny

Dollar's recent gains shame its worst critics Baltimore Sun / Jay Hancock

Taiwan: NT dollar closes at 11-month low but could drop further Bloomberg via Taipei Times

Some 21st Century Ideas on Energy and Employment Tech Central Station / Glenn Harlan Reynolds

MA: Logan bonds are junk: Delta woes trap $500M terminal Boston Herald / Scott Van Voorhis

End of the Bond Conundrum? The Street / Richard Suttmeier

Ford, GM may be downgraded AP via Charlotte News Observer / Dee-Ann Durbin

NY: New York economy improving, but lagging nation Journal News / Jay Gallagher

Alaska tires of sitting on natural gas wealth / Bill McAllister

Korean Economy to Grow 3.7%: OECD Korea Times / Kim Jae-kyoung

Statement Regarding Developments in the Credit Derivatives Markets Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Hot Stats—Texas State & Metro Economic Indicators Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Don't Look Now ... Here comes inflation Slate / Daniel Gross

U.S. Credit Perspectives Pimco / Mark Kiesel

Wednesday's Money Rates AP via NJ Post

Mutual funds increase year-end payments Wall Street Journal via Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Tom Herman and Diya Gullapalli

Supply concerns push copper to a record high FT / Kevin Morrison

Wednesday's commodities roundup AP via NJ Post

Tax break brings billions to U.S.; jobs impact unclear Wall Street Journal via Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Timothy Aeppel

Google-Sun alliance hints at future deals BBC News / Jorn Madslien

Floridians lose protections on retirement accounts, homes under new bankruptcy law South Florida Sun Sentinel / Harriet Johnson Brackey

DC: Fill-up cost at 'chokepoint' Washington Times / Marguerite Higgins and Jen Haberkorn

PA: FDIC report says job growth in Pennsylvania best since 2000 Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Len Boselovic

EU: Fed comments rattle Europe Reuters via CNN

Asia’s alliance with the Middle East threatens US $ FT / Anthony Bubalo

Dollar retreats with good news priced in FT / Chris Flood

Venezuela Central Bank May Invest Reserves in Yuan, Yen, Euros Bloomberg / Alex Kennedy

Smarter spending might beat poverty Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Jack Markowitz

Bush Says Social Security Overhaul Is Stalled LA Times / Edwin Chen and Joel Havemann

Making a Commitment to a Viable Payments Future Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta / Patrick K. Barron

EconSouth Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Bankruptcy now Marketwatch / Chuck Jaffe

Fuel inventories plummet CNN

OPEC output of crude nears 26-year high Bloomberg via Philadelphia Inquirer / Diane Munro and Mark Shenk

Freddie Mac shares rise after stock buy OK'd Marketwatch / Robert Schroeder

Home-selling solo Marketwatch / Jennifer Openshaw

30-year mortgage rate highest since April Reuters via USA Today

CA: City Wi-Fi chills telecoms San Francisco Chronicle / Verne Kopytoff

Services sector hurt by spiraling prices Reuters

Bush: Expand refinery capacity Knight Ridder via Philadelphia Inquirer / Kevin G. Hall

Treasurys retain gain after service data Marketwatch / Rachel Koning

CreditSights Lowers Venezuela Bond Call After September Rally Bloomberg / Walden Siew

US Treasuries tick up as flows move out of stocks Reuters

U.S. Treasuries Rise After ISM Non-Manufacturing Index Declines Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton

Hedge funds confounded by U.S. bond prices Reuters via IHT

Unlikely source says stash some cash Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

U.S. ISM Non-Manufacturing Index Fell to 53.3 in September Bloomberg / Joe Richter

Survey of traders shows euro hitting 1.1946 usd in 3 months AFX via Forbes

Dollar Falls as Report Shows Slower Service Industry Growth Bloomberg / Kosuke Goto

Hedge Fund Clients: A Loyal Group Forbes / Liz Moyer

Playing the storm card Dallas Morning News / Angela Shah

Profit warnings keep Wall St under pressure FT / Steve Johnson

Dallas Fed chief warns of inflation dangers Dallas Morning News / Angela Shah

Colorado jobs rebound hits a 'pause' Rocky Mountain News / James Paton

AZ: Bankruptcy filings jump Arizona Republic / Yvette Armendariz

Bush Switching Priority From Social Security to Taxes Bloomberg / Ryan Donmoyer and Heidi Przybyla

ECB meets to look at interest rates AP via NJ Post

UK: Bank tipped to leave rates steady BBC News

Russia: Study Maps Russia's Resurgence Moscow Times / Catherine Belton

You Should Be Afraid of the Boom in Muni Bond Sales Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

What Causes Inflation? Not Those Pushy Costs Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

U.S. September ISM Services Index Probably Fell, Survey Shows Bloomberg / Joe Richter

Derivative Thinking Tech Central Station / Dominic Basulto

Watch out for the Hindenburg Omen Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

Google's favorite Sun: Companies unite vs Microsoft Boston Herald / Jesse Noyes

Bush Calls for Independent Fed Chairman Washington Post / Nell Henderson

Bush Keeps Open Mind on Choice to Run Fed NY Times / Edmund L. Andrews

Dollar Drops as Report May Show Slowdown in Services Industry Bloomberg / Kosuke Goto

Volkswagen's Best Takeover Defense Is Performance Bloomberg / Matthew Lynn

Australia's Central Bank Keeps Rate Unchanged at 5.5% Bloomberg / Victoria Batchelor

UK: Britain no longer having a Nice time Guardian / Larry Elliott


Rising rates mean bonds aren't in a happy place now USA Today / John Waggoner

Thinly veiled bid for state control of internet $ FT / Jonathan Zuck

TX: 'Feeding frenzy' pushes up teardown prices Dallas Morning News / Steve Brown

Shine O' the Times! Money Matters via Safehaven / Puru Saxena

NYSE May Arrange $1.5 Billion Share Sale After Archipelago Deal Bloomberg / Edgar Ortega

A Flood of Bad News NY Post via Fiend’s SuperBear Page / John Crudele

Better get used to walking AP via Tacoma News Tribune / Nicholas K. Geranios

Gold ends at one-week high of $475 Marketwatch / Myra P. Saefong

Why Americans are hanging up on the Baby Bells Slate / Daniel Gross

Chrysler, Perennial Laggard, Dodges Detroit's Pain Bloomberg / Doron Levin

Canada: Stelco bondholders to appeal ruling on financing CP via Toronto Star

TBMA to Create Indexes for Auction-Rate Securities Bond Buyer / Lynn Hume

Snow: No Hurricane Guarantees Bond Buyer / Alison L. McConnell

Canada: Charges laid in hedge fund scandal Toronto Star / James Daw

U.S. position on softwood lumber is 'nonsense,' Martin tells Wall Street CP via / Beth Gorham

States take on feds over environment Christian Science Monitor via / Mark Clayton

OH: Bankruptcy rush goes on Akron Beacon Journal / Gloria Irwin

California housing affordability at 16-year low San Jose Business Journal

WA: Pierce County home values keep soaring Tacoma News Tribune / Jack Keith

NC: Dell opens to fanfare Raleigh News and Observer / Jonathan B. Cox

Eisner resigns from Disney board AP via NJ Post

Freddie Mac Sets $2B Buyback / Stephen Taub

Detroit: Suddenly, small is beautiful Business Week via MSNBC / David Welch

Thursday's money rates AP via NJ Post

The lesson of Magellan Boston Globe / Steven Syre

Atticus, Hedge Funds Bet on U.S. Markets' Shares Bloomberg / Edgar Ortega

Energy Fuels Fears of Broader Inflation LA Times / Bill Sing

FL: Realtors: No sign of price bubble here Orlando Sentinel / Jack Snyder

MA: Immigrants fuel housing boom Boston Globe / Kimberly Blanton

MI: Debtors hustle to beat deadline Detroit Free Press / Susan Tompor

Debit card can become a high-tech piggy bank Sacramento Bee / Thuy-Doan Le

Snow Opposes Bills Guaranteeing Bonds After Katrina Bloomberg / James Tyson and Eddie Baeb

Fed's Fisher Says `Inflation Virus' Must Be Stopped Bloomberg / Scott Lanman

Treasuries decline as inflation worries persist FT / Richard Beales, Joanna Chung and David Turner

Retailing $ The Economist

Thursday's Commodities Roundup AP via Forbes

No sign core inflation easing: Fisher Reuters / Steve Barnes

Contemplating the Nature of Money and the Capillaries of Capitalism Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas / Richard W. Fisher

Put fun into the Fed CNN / Allen Wastler

Fools' gold The Economist

Lexington $ The Economist

Mortgage rates continue to gain; 30-year nears year high AP via USA Today

Hedge funds make money but may lose investors Reuters

JPMorgan, Morgan Stanley could merge—analyst Reuters

Russia's energetic enigma $ The Economist

China: From accelerator to brake The Economist

Japan: The sun also rises The Economist

EU: Charlemagne $ The Economist

Unhappy rebirthday The Economist

Higher long rates to hurt U.S. more than Europe Reuters / Ana Nicolaci da Costa

Concern rising over possibility of stagflation San Francisco Chronicle / Tom Abate

Oil at two-month low Reuters via CNN

Seeing a need to refine a plan Houston Chronicle / Tom Fowler

Globalization is the key to economy Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Retail sales up but discounts hit profits Reuters / Emily Kaiser

Freight costs pick up speed Bloomberg via Dallas Morning News

What to do as bubble deflates Philadelphia Inquirer / Jeff Brown

NY: Office vacancies up on Island Newsday / Tomoeh Murakami Tse

GE Expects to Hit High End of 3Q Forecast AP via Baltimore Sun

MCI Shareholders Approve Verizon Takeover, With 88% of Vote Bloomberg / J. Kyle Foster and Timothy W. Doyle

Costco's Profit Rises 20%, Plans $1 Bln Stock Buyback Bloomberg / Lauren Coleman-Lochner

NC: Banking titans coming to a stage near you Charlotte Observer / Rick Rothacker

Euro Advances After Trichet Says ECB Prepared to Increase Rates Bloomberg / Chris Cooper and Kosuke Goto

ECB keeps rates at 2% despite inflation risk FT / Neil Dennis

EU: Trichet Moves ECB Closer to Raising Interest Rates Bloomberg / Brian Swint and Simone Meier

Follow the tide, not the ripples Marketwatch / David Nassar

An Identity Crisis for Supermarkets NY Times / Melanie Warner

U.S. Jobless Claims Probably Fell as Hurricane Impact Faded Bloomberg / Bob Willis

LA: A Barren Port Waits Eagerly for Its People NY Times / Simon Romero

U.S. Gains Little by Urging IMF to Hound China Bloomberg / Andy Mukherjee

Germany, ECB meet to decide interest rates AP via NJ Post

Will a dark horse win race to succeed Greenspan? NY Times via IHT / Edmund L. Andrews

How to invest in bonds with absolute ethical confidence Christian Science Monitor

DC: Supply Hits High In Condo Craze Washington Post / Kirstin Downey

Mutual Fund Quarterly: Wall Street sails through disasters Christian Science Monitor / Martin Skala

A rift widens over EU's economic policy IHT / Graham Bowley

Euro Rises Against Dollar as German Coalition to Help Economy Bloomberg / Chris Cooper in Tokyo and Kosuke Goto

How long can the markets continue to ride on wave of global growth? Independent / Hamish McRae

Don't Bank on Bonds to Keep Granddad in Viagra Bloomberg / Mark Gilbert

Japan's Government Bonds May Drop for Second Quarter on Growth Bloomberg / Keiko Ujikane

High fuel prices to persist says US energy chief FT / Edward Alden and Christopher Swann

Oil Falls a Fifth Day on Surging Imports, Decline in Demand Bloomberg / Gavin Evans



Housing Wealth and Consumer Spending Morgan Stanley / Richard Berner

Transition Curse Morgan Stanley / Stephen Roach

The Oil Debate Converges (Partly) Morgan Stanley / Robert Alan Feldman

Canada: Higher prices coming: poll Globe and Mail / Heather Scoffield

Poland hesitates amid push for economic reform Christian Science Monitor / Katrina Stoltz

Baby boomers augur old age, new needs / Christine Vestal

Experience needed? The long history of nonjudge justices Christian Science Monitor / Warren Richey

Pop Goes the Real Estate Bubble The Nation via Fiend’s SuperBear Page / Nicholas von Hoffman

Katrina's blowback: inflation Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

Are current inflation gains just a blip? AP via Tallahassee Democrat / Rachel Beck

WA: Home sales still sizzling Tacoma News Tribune / Jack Keith

CA: Home prices top out? Sacramento Bee / Andre LePage

President Bush Gets the Flu Tech Central Station / Jay Currie

The New SEC Chairman's Agenda Forbes / Jacob H. Zamansky

LA: Pork Gumbo Tech Central Station / Veronique de Rugy

Add higher energy prices and stir Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

'Expensive' winter will slow growth Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Thomas Olson

GOP barely wins vote on oil refineries NY Times via Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / Carl Huse

Supply woes create boom week for copper FT / Neil Dennis

Inflation Expectations: How the Market Speaks Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Investors rethink rate bets on Fed, inflation Reuters / Richard Leong

Stocks eke out a gain AP via Boston Herald

NY: Rockland home prices jump again Journal News / David Schepp

Flows hint Europe vulnerable to U.S. investor mood Reuters / Jeremy Gaunt

General Atlantic To Get Nymex Dividend NY Post / Zachery Kouwe

SEC Probes Man Group Over Hedge Fund Collapse Bloomberg / Otis Bilodeau

FL: Bank shares still sinking Miami Herald / Stephanie Horvath

Skirting Trouble NY Post / Roddy Boyd

Snow: Job numbers won't plunge in October Reuters via CNN

MS: Metro-area job market likely to soar Clarion Ledger / Josee Valcourt

CEOs remain optimistic in the face of dark clouds Reuters / Daisuke Wakabayashi

U.S. September Payrolls Fall 35,000 After Hurricane Bloomberg / Joe Richter

U.S. Treasuries Fall After U.S. Loses Fewer Jobs Than Forecast Bloomberg / Deborah Finestone

Coffin Spiral Forbes / David Dreman

A Risky Time for Bonds LA Times / Tom Petruno

An influential voice at the Fed Bloomberg via Baltimore Sun

WA: Home prices -- and competition – strong Seattle Post Intelligencer / Brad Wong

CO: The view from Colorado Dallas Morning News / Steve Brown

Real estate market uncertain after storms AP via Dallas Fort Worth Star Telegram / Harry R. Weber

Crowd's wisdom may fail this test Philadelphia Inquirer / Andrew Cassel

CA: Housing market suffers Orange County Register / Jeff Collins

Low-Return Market Calls for Discipline LA Times / Josh Friedman

Star Fund Sectors Still Shining LA Times / Tom Petruno

Guide to Mutual Fund Categories LA Times

After merger, branches thrive Houston Chronicle / Purva Patel

Dollar Extends Gains; U.S. Job Losses Far Fewer Than Forecast Bloomberg / Michael McDonald

Are Auditors Not Doing Due Diligence? $ NY Times / Floyd Norris

Let the Price Wars Begin NY Times / Michael Barbaro

Tax Shelters and KPMG: Sorting Out Legal Issues NY Times / Jonathan D. Glater

New Sears dress code insists sales staff wear retailer's clothing Chicago Sun Times / Sandra Guy

Pay to Play by the Spreadsheets in New Mexico Tale Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

MA: Hub foreclosures go `through roof' Boston Herald / Jerry Kronenberg

Stocks Face the Rare Danger of a Declining Decade Bloomberg / Chet Currier

U.S. September Payrolls Probably Fell by 150,000, Survey Shows Bloomberg / Joe Richter

Squeezing Americans Dry Safehaven / Richard Benson

China and Kate-Moss-Thin Credit Spreads Bloomberg / William Pesek Jr.

Crude Oil May Fall on Higher Imports, Falling Demand Bloomberg / Mark Shenk

UK: Rates held as fall in output puts Brown forecast in doubt Independent / Julia Kollewe

UK: Rates stay at 4.5% but next move is uncertain Guardian / Ashley Seager

UK: Bank grapples with an interest rate dilemma, but please don't mention the 's' word Independent / Michael Harrison

UK: Rising costs take £580m chunk out of Cadbury Guardian / Simon Bowers

General Motors Downshifts Toward Default Drive Bloomberg / Mark Gilbert

Crude Oil Rises as Traders Buy Futures After Five-Day Decline Bloomberg / Gavin Evans

Singapore 3Q GDP Probably Grew at 3.7% Annual Pace Bloomberg / Amit Prakash


WI: State's economic strategy needs focus Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / John Torinus

For grocers, the answer is ... in the cards Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Teresa F. Lindeman

Risky Mortgages Glance AP via Aberdeen News

Why Fair Trade should be your buy Akron Beacon Journal / Mary Ethridge

FACTBOX-TOP U.S. bankruptcies Reuters

Pans at the ready - the prospectors are back Telegraph / Max King

Inflation on the brain CNN / Alexandra Twin

Hurricanes fail to sink economy Boston Herald / Jay Fitzgerald

New bankruptcy road perhaps not so bumpy Rocky Mountain News / John Accola

Greenspan concerned about interest-free loans and other riskier mortgages AP via USA Today

CO: More take a place in dreary line Rocky Mountain News / James Paton

New Orleans mayor pushes plan for new gambling district AP via Las Vegas Sun

'Reality check' can't be cashed Minneapolis Star Tribune / Neal St. Anthony

European 2-Year Debt Drops Fifth Week, Longest Slide Since 2002 Bloomberg / Kabir Chibber

Dollars and scents The Journal News / Tara Weiss

Have Recessions Absolutely, Positively Become Less Painful? NY Times / David Leonhardt

Boomers leading start-up activity Dallas Morning News via Arizona Republic / Danielle Dimartino and Victor Godinez

Katrina's economic blow less than feared AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer / Jeannine Aversa

Hedge funds' global tangle Philadelphia Inquirer / Joseph N. DiStefano

Someone Should Have Checked This Summer's Market for Vital Signs NY Times / Floyd Norris

With Mortgages, Instant Wealth for Middlemen NY Times / Jeff Bailey

TX: Buying here to build a house back home Houston Chronicle / Jenalia Moreno

Dollar Falls First Week in Five Versus Euro on ECB Rate Outlook Bloomberg / Michael McDonald and Jake Lee

LA: Big Easy cleanup a foreign affair AP via Washington Times / Adam Nossiter

Tax Reformers Eye Breaks for Housing LA Times / David Streitfeld

Bush Approval Drops Among Previously Staunch Backers, AP Finds Bloomberg / Kristin Jensen

Bush Works on Naming Greenspan Successor AP via LA Times / Tom Raum


Fed member's inappropriate comments could affect millions Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Gregory M. Drahuschak

The Quarter at the End of the Rainbow NY Times / Paul J. Lim

Real Estate May Be Peaking. Or Not. NY Times / J. Alex Tarquino

EU: Outpost where losses run and run FT / John Plender

Citigroup arm fined for bond trades loses $531m $ FT / John Plender

US trade chief offers to cut farm subsidies FT / Alan Beattie and Raphael Minder

Economic Entropy Safehaven / Antal E. Fekete

Real Bills, Phony Wealth: Unclear on the Concept Safehaven / Robert Blumen

The Economy, the Money Supply, and the Dow Industrials Main Line Investors, Inc. via Safehaven / Robert D. McHugh, Jr.

Bull or bear, it's all in eye of beholder St. Luis Post Dispatch / David Nicklaus

Benefits come with fewer options for '06 Dallas Morning News / Pamela Yip

How the boom of 2006 ended Marketwatch / Marshall Loeb

Investors focus on outlook for dollar and US interest rates FT / Chris Flood

FL: Condo conversions can leave buyers with structural, legal surprises South Florida Sun Sentinel / Robyn A. Friedman

CA: Individual loans make TICs more attractive San Francisco Chronicle / Kathleen Pender

MI: More young adults becoming homeowners Knight Ridder via Bradenton Journal / Caron Alarab

A 'staged' house looks more like a home to buyers LA Times / Dian Hymer

UK: Has the market built from bricks and mortar reached a fragile peak or is it really a plateau? Independent / Hamish McRae

AZ: Anxiety not as high in Ariz. Arizona Republic / Jonathan J. Higuera

FL: the state of employment St. Petersburg Times / Kris Hundley

S.C. job growth in the drain Myrtle Beach Sun News / Garrison Wells

Canada: Oil from sand a booming commodity Boston Globe / Beth Daley

Beware quarterlies that blame Katrina AP via Wichita Eagle / Rachel Beck

China wants its brands in U.S. Morning Call / David Greising

Don't wait for Congress to fix mutual-fund tax Philadelphia Inquirer / Jeff Brown

Bulls Still in Control, but Can They Hold On? LA Times / Tom Petruno

UK: AAA Fund Manager Survey: doubts remain over economic outlook Independent – City Wire / Algernon Craig Hall

Analysts expect double-digit profit growth AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer / Michael J. Martinez

At 30, Microsoft Grapples With Growing Up AP via Baltimore Sun

OR: Locked out Bend Bulletin / Eric Flowers

Foreclosure rates high where prices low Boston Herald / Kenneth R. Harney

Inflation fears may overshadow earnings AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer / Michael J. Martinez

MD: Lull forecast after rush of filings for bankruptcy Baltimore Sun / Eileen Ambrose

Consumer Prices Soar, Sales Rebound: U.S. Economy Preview Bloomberg / Carlos Torres

Koreans Opening Up New Stem Cell Frontiers Korea Times / Kim Tae-gyu

Spike in gasoline prices means bigger Social Security increase Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Patricia Sabatini

Reverse mortgage terms get sweeter Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Patricia Sabatini

Market's Sleeping Giants May Awaken Wall Street Journal / Ian McDonald

Five Money Ideas That Really Add Up Wall Street Journal / Jonathan Clements

Investor’s Calendar Wall Street Journal

Weathering the storm St. Louis Post Dispatch / Jack Naudi

Is economy spoiled? Are we sour? Minneapolis Star Tribune / Ross Levin

Storm clouds gather over world markets Guardian – Observer / Richard Wachman and Nick Mathiason

How Fund Rankings Can Cause Stocks to Gyrate Marketwatch via NY Times / Mark Hulbert

UK: The rating game Scotsman / Bill Jamieson

UK: Globalisation can bust the boom cycle, says Roger Bootle Guardian – Observer / Heather Stewart

Companies Not Behaving Badly NY Times / Gretchen Morgenson

Blueprints From Cities That Rose From Their Ashes NY Times / Anna Bernasek



'The Battle for the Soul of Capitalism' Marketwatch / Paul B. Farrell

Hottest big metros for jobs St. Louis Business Journal / G. Scott Thomas

Has Google Peaked? Slate / Adam L. Penenberg

Fed Preps For More Bloodletting Forbes / John Dobosz

Will GM follow Delphi into bankruptcy? CNN / Chris Isidore

Feldstein May Have Top Credentials, Biggest Liabilities for Fed Bloomberg / Art Pine and Kevin Miller

New York subway alert ends, plot appears unfounded Reuters / Christine Kearney

Wal-Mart Can't Clean Up Forbes / Michael Maiello

Bush Fed chief pick may come as early as November Reuters

UAL Receives $3 Billion in Financing

U.S. bond market closed for holiday Marketwatch / Rachel Koning

Gold prices tap 18-year high, pull back Marketwatch / Myra P. Saefong

SC: Bankruptcy filings soar The State / Noelle Phillips

Blue Chip sees 3.3% growth in 2006 Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

Game theory pioneers win Nobel economics prize FT / Chris Giles

CO: Job of appraiser loses value Denver Post / Margaret Jackson

Mexico: Hot Housing Market Crosses the Border LA Times / Evelyn Iritani

Refco, a Futures Trader, Puts Chief Executive on Leave NY Times / Vikas Bajaj

The wealthy hear thud of lower values Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

A Move to Restraint in 2006 Morgan Stanley / Richard Berner and David Greenla

Debt: consumers juggle big burden CNN / Rob Kelley

A swing into bonds $ FT / Gillian Tett and Tony Tassell

Party's Over Forbes / Liz Moyer

Betting on a more aggressive Fed Reuters via CNN

Worries rise over GM after Delphi filing Reuters

Pondering Delphi Morgan Stanley / Stephen Roach

Auto Sector Confronts Spiralling Costs Forbes / Oxford Analytica

Oil: It's U.S. Vs. China Forbes / Dr. John Rutledge

New CD glitters as gold-linked investment Chicago Sun Times / Terry Savage

Capitol One masks math Detroit Free Press / Susan Tompor

EU: No Help from Fiscal Policies Morgan Stanley / Eric Chaney

Antonio Fazio: Italy's embattled banker BBC News / Jon Cronin

The High Price of Gasoline Sends Shoppers to the Web NY Times / Bob Tedeschi

At Newspapers, Some Clipping NY Times / Katharine Q. Seelye

Back to the future MarketWatch / Mark Hulbert

Gold Signals the End of the Commodities Bull Run Bloomberg / Matthew Lynn

Delphi Bankruptcy Is a Wake-Up Call for the UAW Bloomberg / Doron Levin

Russia: Yukos Effect Lifts '04 Tax Payments Reuters via Moscow Times

S. Korean Consumer Confidence Rebounds After Tax Cuts Bloomberg / William Sim

UK: London toppled from top of growth table Guardian / Ashley Seager

Nobel Economics Prize Winners to Be Named AP via Washington Post / Matt Moore

Gold May Extend Longest Rally This Year on Inflation Concerns Bloomberg / Claudia Carpenter

Oil Analysts, Wrong All Year, See Price Rebound, Survey Shows Bloomberg / Stephen Voss

Katrina and Socialist Central Planning Lew Rockwell via Ludwig von Mises Institute / Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr.

China's Sept. Trade Surplus Likely Topped $10 Bln for 3rd Month Bloomberg / Nerys Avery

Dollar May Weaken as ECB, Bank of Japan Signal Higher Rates Bloomberg / Jake Lee


WI: State at risk, manufacturing study says Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / Rick Barrett

Black eye for burgeoning futures industry FT / Doug Cameron

Refco chief ‘used hedge fund to mask debt’ $ FT / Andrew Parker, David Wighton and James Politi

Gmac rebounds in bond market FT / Ivar Simensen

Core inflation remains low: Bernanke Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

Globalization, Inflation, and Monetary Policy Federal Reserve Board / Donald L. Kohn

Fed Continues to Stifle Markets Washington Post / Jerry Knight

Global markets could hit cenbanks –Kohn Reuters / Kim Palmer

Globalization not inflation panacea: Fed's Kohn MarketWatch / Greg Robb

Chinese Checkers Daily Standard / Irwin M. Stelzer

Greenspan's Goblins and the Cremation of Care FX Money Trends via Safehaven / Jes Black

Rotten to the core Marketwatch / Dr. Irwin Kellner

Dividends and the sins of omission Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

China's economy continues to boom AP via NJ Post / Elaine Kurtenbach

China's communists approve economic plan AP via Beaufort Gazette / Joe McDonald

Korea: Companies Keep Moving Factories Out of Country Korea Times / Kim Jae-kyoung

It's All About Misalignments Pimco / Mohamed A. El-Erian

Long bond rates rise after Fed minutes CNN

Toy sellers face challenging holiday season AP via MSNBC

Mortgage Troubles / James B. Stewart

IN: Seasonal jobs in doubt South Bend Tribune / Ed Ronco

LA: Fiscal storm looms for Louisiana / Kathleen Hunter

WA: Site zooms in on real estate listings Seattle Post Intelligencer / John Cook

HI: Kauai median price hits $750,000 Honolulu Star Bulletin / Allison Schaefers

Consumers a bit less gloomy but Fed ready to hike Reuters / Ros Krasny

Fed's oily road CNN / Kathleen Hays

Fed raised rates to show that Katrina wasn't a big worry AP via USA Today / Martin Crutsinger

Mortgage deduction changes on the table CNN / Jeanne Sahadi

Hurricanes spark real estate boom along US Gulf Reuters / Nicholas Groom

Betting the house won't win Orange County Register / Jonathan Lansner

Emerging debt-Investors resilient despite hawkish Fed Reuters / Walter Brandimarte

Which side are you on? The Economist

The Oracle of Delphi Slate / Daniel Gross

Advanced Micro Profit Soars on Laptop, Server Chips Bloomberg / Ian King

America tries to get things moving The Economist

Monthly Mutual Fund Report pdf Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Fed's Olson Cited Katrina for Dissent on Rate Vote Bloomberg / Scott Lanman

Minutes of the Federal Open Market Committee Federal Reserve Board

Fed saw more rate hikes Reuters / Tim Ahmann

Treasuries fall ahead of Fed minutes FT / Joanna Chung and David Turner

Retailers missing out on baby boomers' bucks Chicago Sun Times / Sandra Guy

Signs of a slowdown emerge in US housing market Reuters / Marty Graham and Jim Christie

Soft landing isn't in cards for U.S. Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

When `Harvesting' Tax Losses, How Little We Glean Bloomberg / Chet Currier

National increase in real estate fraud worries lenders AP via The State

Housing boom brings reason for worry AP via Journal News / Aleksandrs Rozens

For Big Three, All the Signs Are Warnings NY Times / Danny Hakim

NYSE suspends trading in bankrupt Delphi AP via NJ Post

U.S.'s Snow Wants More Flexibility in Yuan Trading Bloomberg

Delphi's bankruptcy leads to predictable devastation Arizona Republic / Jonathan Talton

Euro Falls on Concern Merkel Will Struggle to Implement Policy Bloomberg / Kosuke Goto


Boomers starting over AP via Long Beach Press / Dave Carpenter

Oil prices surge on worries about demand AP via Contra Costa Times / En-Lai Yeoh

Gold will rise: analyst Globe and Mail / Angele Barnes

Overseas gold miners have allure, but patience needed Marketwatch / Barbara Kollmeyer

GM dismisses bankruptcy talk Chicago Tribune / Rick Popely and Jim Mateja

Another report predicts change at BB&T Winston Salem Journal / Richard Craver

Pedal to the metal Marketwatch / Jonathan Burton

For evacuees, cruise to nowhere is no 'fun ship' Miami Herald / Chuck Crumbo and Kim Hone McMahan

LV real estate index declines Las Vegas Review Journal / Hubble Smith

CA: Future appears dim for O.C. real-estate deals Orange County Register / Jeff Collins

New Approaches to Ranking Economics Journals Federal Reserve Bank of Boston / Yolanda K. Kodrzycki

Germany: Schröder retires but hangs on to the end FT / Bertrand Benoit

Update on the U.S. Economy and Fiscal Outlook Federal Reserve Board / Mark W. Olson

Fed's Olson says watching prices closely Reuters / Wency Leung

Board announces modifications to methodology used to calculate private sector adjustment factor Federal Reserve Board

Who Will Replace Alan Greenspan? BBC News / Steve Schifferes

Mortgages: Bracing for 6% CNN / Rob Kelley

How did airlines get into this mess? St. Petersburg Times / Steve Huettel

No breakthrough in WTO trade talk BBC News

China contemplates change The Economist

Dollar’s rally fades on trade fears FT / Chris Flood

Study says US consumers use credit for basic costs Reuters

Refco Ex-Chief Bennett Arrested for Securities Fraud Bloomberg / David Glovin

Hedge funds set sights on company cash hoards Wall Street Journal via Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Jesse Eisinger

Tax Reform? Not Exactly Forbes / Janet Novack

Brazil Debt Rating Raised by Moody's as Exports Rise Bloomberg / Elzio Barreto

Bonds fall as central bankers stay hawkish FT / Joanna Chung

How To Play Inflation Forbes / Peter Lattman

Treasuries Fall as Greenspan Says U.S. Has Weathered Fuel Shock Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton

US Treasuries lower after Greenspan speech Reuters

Life on Financial Edge to Get Tougher LA Times / Kathy M. Kristof and E. Scott Reckard

Wednesday World Gold Prices AP via NJ Post

Wednesday Gold Coin Prices AP via NJ Post

Regulatory Issues Federal Reserve Board / Susan Schmidt Bies

Economic flexibility Federal Reserve Board / Alan Greenspan

Fed's Bies warns on risky bank lending practices Reuters

Realtors see '05 records, "cooling" '06 prices Reuters

Fed feels need to eradicate `inflation virus' Chicago Tribune / William Neikirk

Greenspan Says U.S. Handling Oil `Reasonably Well' Bloomberg

Wall Street showing its moody side Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Greenspan: Flexibility Crucial to Economy AP via Chicago Tribune / Martin Crutsinger

Know inflation's one true cause Philadelphia Inquirer / Andrew Cassel

MI: Pricey lofts, condos hot property Detroit Free Press / John Gallagher

Precious metals get inflation-hedge boost FT / Kevin Morrison

Fed's Focus on Inflation Intensifying as Energy Prices Soar Bloomberg / Scott Lanman

Treasuries May Fall on View Fed Officials to Signal Rising Rate Bloomberg / Shamim Adam

Katrina Bond Bailout No Sure Thing, Snow Reminds Us Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

Delphi's Pre-Bankruptcy Trough-Filling Is Odious Bloomberg / Mark Gilbert

Greenspan will prove the hardest act to follow for Bush's chosen one Independent / Rupert Cornwell

Snow dome swirls with praise Australian / Peter Alford

Inflation in Japan? Okay, Stop Laughing Bloomberg / William Pesek Jr.

What to Do About China and the Yuan NY Times / Louis Uchitelle

Dollar Advances Versus Euro as Fed Minutes Signal Higher Rates Bloomberg / Kosuke Goto and Yumi Kuramitsu

Murdoch insists News Corp's poison pill is legal Independent / Katherine Griffiths



Airlines turning their attention to overseas routes, because that's where the money is AP via Winston Salem Journal News

Inflation storm surge expected Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

NY: LI home sales cooling off Newsday / Tomoeh Murakami Tse

FL: Boom times ahead for weary citrus industry St. Petersburg Times / Kris Hundley

CA: Poll: Consumer confidence in Calif. falls AP via Akron Beacon Journal

Wood River to be run by receiver Marketwatch / Alistair Barr

Lazard's new tradition Marketwatch / David Weidner

Octobers are bad, but this is ridiculous Globe and Mail / John Heinzl

The Sub-10,000 Dow: Like Watching A Train Wreck NY Post  via Fiend’s SuperBear Page / John Crudele

Oxy to buy Vintage in $3.8 billion deal Marketwatch / Jim Jelter

Eurozone economy slows in second quarter, but recovery on the way AFP via EU Business

WA: S&P Boosts Washington's King County Bond Buyer / Rich Saskal

TX: Apartment leasing strong, partly on storm demand Dallas Morning News / Steve Brown

Hilton in talks on £3.6bn hotel sale $ FT / Matthew Garrahan

WI: Delphi bankruptcy hits first local firm Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / Thomas Content

Era of low rates around the world may be soon be over Wall Street Journal via Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Greg Ip, Sebastian Moffett and Jon E. Hilsenrath

Odds favor reinvesting dividends Dallas Morning News / Scott Burns

A day off? why not? Raleigh News and Observer / Karin Rives

Does This Law Degree Make My Resume Look Fat? Real Clear Politics / Ann Coulter

White House: Miers won't withdraw CNN via Real Clear Politics

New Japan Is Rising Tech Central Station / Rowan Callick

Europe's Free Market Nexus Tech Central Station / Ugnius Trumpa

Big Oil's big surprise: not so big profits Reuters / Deepa Babington

Oil slides more than $1 CNN

Gas prices keep coming down CNN

Storms take U.S. oil production to lowest since WWII Reuters via Houston Chronicle

Global bond prices slide as inflation fears grow FT / Richard Beales, Joanna Chung and David Turner

A hard act to follow The Economist

Fed takes steps to curb inflation-Hoenig Reuters / Alister Bull

Favorites pull ahead in Fed derby CNN / Chris Isidore

The enemy of my enemy... $ The Economist

Now for the reckoning The Economist

America's ague The Economist

Rates on 30-year mortgages top 6% AP via USA Today

CA: O.C. mortgage rates up Orange County Register

China and US fail to strike textile deal FT / Richard McGregor

Germany: A difficult pairing, an uncertain outcome The Economist

Asia: In search of elusive domestic demand The Economist

Bush's ratings sink amid public pessimism Reuters / John Whitesides

Just good friends The Economist

FL: Citizens - the hurricane insurer of last resort - to consider 80 percent rate hike AP via South Florida Sun Sentinel

NY: Ground Zero Progress No Longer Has Majority Support Bloomberg / Todd Zeranski

Chicago Fed Letter Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

The Vampire Economy: Italy, Germany, and the US Ludwig von Mises Institute / Jeffrey Herbener

Eurozone growing again after dip BBC News

Defending your home's deduction Philadelphia Inquirer / Jeff Brown

Mortgage deduction on block? San Francisco Chronicle / Kathleen Pender

What to do with that pile of cash? Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

'05 crops forecast as 2nd-best all-time Chicago Tribune / Greg Burns

Merrill changes bond indices, effective Dec 31 Reuters

U.S. Treasuries Fall for 3rd Straight Day on Inflation Concern Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton

Trade deficit widens in Aug to $59 bln Reuters / Doug Palmer

U.S. Sept. Import Prices Rise 2.3% as Oil, Gas Soar Bloomberg / Bob Willis

Job Losses From Storms Jump to 438,000 AP via Newsday / Martin Crutsinger

New Jersey Farmers, Strapped for Cash, Make Hay With Corn Mazes Bloomberg / Andrew Pratt

WI: Agency forecasts jump of 61% in heating bills Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / Thomas Content

Dollar is stronger versus rivals AP via NJ Post

Russia: Oil Wealth Trickling Down to the Poorest Moscow Times / Anna Smolchenko

U.S. Investment Income Close to `Tipping Point' Bloomberg / John M. Berry

Brazilian Bonds May Gain After Moody's Raises Credit Rating Bloomberg / Guillermo Parra-Bernal

U.S. Trade Deficit Probably Widened in August, BN Survey Says Bloomberg / Carlos Torres

Can The U.S. Return To A Gold Standard Safehaven / Douglas V. Gnazzo

Inflation surge: Here to stay? Christian Science Monitor / Ron Scherer

Japan's Bonds Drop After Fukui Says Rates to Rise `Eventually' Bloomberg / Issei Morita

Freddie Mac Tours Asia to Promote New Type of Mortgage Bonds Bloomberg / Al Yoon and Chris Cooper

Hedge Funds May Be Worth Less Than You Think Bloomberg / Matthew Lynn

Prospering on Periphery of the Real Estate Boom NY Times / Anne Field

Big Hitters Said to Want Piece of AOL NY Times / Saul Hansell

Yen Slides After Report Shows Current Account Surplus Narrowed Bloomberg / Kosuke Goto and Yumi Kuramitsu

UK: OECD joins critics of Brown's optimistic budget arithmetic Guardian / Larry Elliott and Tania Branigan

UK: Why King is wrong to be hawkish on interest rates Independent / Hamish McRae

EU: China is targeting hi-tech jobs, EU warns Guardian / David Gow

Oil Spreads Wealth in Russia, and Russians Are Spending It on Foreign Cars NY Times / Andrew Kramer and James Brooke

Trade Talks Are Hung Up on Subsidies to Farmers NY Times / Tom Wright


The Fed's Monetary Policy Rule Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis / William Poole

Fed official: Greenspan legacy fragile Marketwatch / Gregg Robb

Banks May Soon Pay More for Deposit Insurance, Powell Says Higher BIF assessment rates could take effect next year FDIC

The Rise and Spread of State R&D Tax Credits Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Deflation Alert Ashton Analytics via Safehaven / Michael Ashton

Expansion, Year Five National Review / Greg Kaza

Social Security checks to increase 4.1% Cox News via Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / Larry Lipman

Street casts watchful eye on IBM CNN / Amanda Cantrell

Delaware OKs Bank of America-MBNA Merger AP via Newsday

Hurricanes hit economy on several fronts AP via Houston Chronicle

Budget gap narrows to $318.62 billion Reuters

Pimco economist to run Harvard’s $25bn fund $ FT / Paul Sullivan

Pimco Taps Gomez to Take Over Emerging-Market Funds Bloomberg / Andrew J. Barden

Treasurys close lower on rates gloom Marketwatch / Ciara Linnane

10-year Treasury yield hits 6-month high CNN

Bonds suffers as risk aversion climbs FT / Joanna Chung and Paul J. Davies

Bill Gross advice available via podcast CNN

Friday's Commodities Roundup AP via Bradenton Journal

Gold prices begin to move in step with oil FT / Kevin Morrison

Many chasing housing deals for investment AP via Bradenton Journal / Alex Veiga

Credit card firms eye bankruptcy changes Marketwatch / Steve Gelsi

Citigroup's Prince Sees 50% of Business Outside U.S. Bloomberg / Gautam Chakravorthy and Subramaniam Sharma

Borrowing falls as interest rates rise Wall Street Journal via Contra Costa Times / Ruth Simon

Ex-Merrill Trader Gets 42 Months for Stealing $43 Mln Bloomberg / David Glovin

Searching for greatness CNN / Paul R. La Monica

Retailers wonder if holidays to be merry Reuters / Anupama Chandrasekaran

Has the Housing Boom Increased Mortgage Risk? Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Making Sense of Elevated Housing Prices Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Financial Crises: Still a Mystery Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Mexican GDP Falls but No One Notices Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Bond prices lower at midday AP via Dallas Fort Worth Star Telegram

U.S. inflation at 25-year high Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

Google's apples vs. analysts' oranges Marketwatch / Bambi Francisco

GE's 3Q Profit Up Despite Storm Losses AP via Newsday / John Christoffersen

KPMG Found Using a Tax Shelter It Sold / Stephen Taub

GM May See $300M In Costs From Delphi Bankruptcy Forbes via 1st Headlines / Ed Lin

Parting of the WSW troika's minds? Marketwatch / Peter Brimelow

Ford falls on Citigroup downgrade Marketwatch via 1st Headlines / Jim Jelter

USD: A Hawkish Fed Will Further Support the Dollar Morgan Stanley / Stephen Jen

CBOT going public next week Chicago Sun Times / David Roeder

Harvard fund picks new manager Boston Globe / Steve Bailey and Steven Syre

Take my hedge fund ... please CNN / Amanda Cantrell

Refco bonds plunge, bankruptcy feared Reuters via CNN

A Tax That's Not Inevitable Forbes / Liz Moyer

Bush has confidence in Fed in addressing inflation Reuters

Deja vu 1994 Morgan Stanley / Stephen Roach

Downward price pressure is powerful Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Encouraging Strength, But Risks Remain Morgan Stanley / Shital Patel and Richard Berner

CPI posts biggest gain in 25 years CNN / Chris Isidore

U.S. Industrial Output Drops 1.3%, Most in 23 Years Bloomberg / Kevin Carmichael

U.S. Univ. of Michigan Sentiment Index Fell to 75.4 Bloomberg / Victor Epstein

U.S. Consumer Prices Rise Most in 25 Years; Core 0.1% Bloomberg / Bob Willis

Industrial Production and Capacity Utilization Federal Reserve Board

Oil prices tumble below $62 Reuters via CNN

FL: Rates keep rising -- homes keep selling South Florida Sun sentinel / Jack Snyder

Is the ceiling near for housing demand? Dallas Morning News / Jeff Brown

Mortgage rates on the rise, may deflate housing bubble AP via Westchester Journal News / Aleksandrs Rozens

Companies like Delphi can't pass on rising health costs Dallas Morning News / Jim Landers

UK: Inflation, Growth and Monetary Policy Morgan Stanley / David Miles, Melanie Baker and Vladimir Pillonca

EU holds emergency talks on trade BBC News

China: No Longer Deflationary for the World? Morgan Stanley / Andy Xie

UK: Brown says he won't rule out tax rises Scotsman / James Kirkup

China: New wealth sets scene for China's implosion Taipei Times / Chin Heng-wei

Forbes's Cure for the Federal Tax Code: Slay It and Start Over Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

Personal Bankruptcies Soar Mish’s Global Economic Trend Analysis via Safehaven / Mike Shedlock

Delta reneges on bonds for LAX Boston Herald / Scott Van Voorhis

MN: Vikings' Sex Romp May Derail New Stadium Bond Issue Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

Olson: Fed doesn't shape borrowing costs Reuters / Reed Stevenson

When to lay down the law: Do buyers need lawyers to look after their interests? Boston Herald / Jerry Kronenberg

Inflationary Dollar Shrugs Trade Deficit Forex News via Safehaven / Ashraf Laidi

Creditors' Role in Counseling Draws Critics NY Times / Eric Dash and Jennifer Bayot

Snow Urges Consumerism on China Trip NY Times / Edmund L. Andrews

Better mousetrap builders Christian Science Monitor / Clayton Collins

Canada: Trade figures whack dollar Toronto Star / Steven Theobald

The Classical Monetary System - According to the German School of Monetary Freedom Safehaven / Richard Johnsson

LA: As waters recede, tourists trickle back Christian Science Monitor / Kris Axtman

LA: Hand-to-Mouth Financing Washington Post / Dana Hedgpeth

Anti-American sentiment may hurt US firms AP via NJ Post / Stephanie Stoughton

Ford shuffles executives Toronto Star / Tony Van Alphen

Bright, young minds needed: Bill Gates Toronto Star / Tyler Hamilton

Lehman Bros. Takes Lead, Again, In Research Institutional Investor

Refco: Under Water NY Post / Roddy Botd

Highs, Lows Meet in a Bipolar Small-Stock Cycle Bloomberg / Chet Currier

Refco -- Wall Street's Public Offering From Hell Bloomberg / David Pauly

How to Get Rich by Losing Millions $ NY Times / Floyd Norris

Refco Imposes a Partial Moratorium as Customers Seek to Close Accounts NY Times / Jenny Anderson

Oil May Rise on Signs Demand Will Outstrip Supply, Survey Show Bloomberg / Mark Shenk

A New Push to Mix Oil And Water NY Times / Jad Mouawad

Gold Loves Trouble Texas Hedge Fund Report via Safehaven / T. Stein and S. McIntyre

U.S. Notes Head for Weekly Drop on Concern Inflation Quickened Bloomberg / Shamim Adam

Samsung Electronics Profit Falls for Fourth Quarter Bloomberg / Young-Sam Cho

Australia: Currency weak as traders wait Australian

Dollar Set for Weekly Gain; Reports May Add to Rate Speculation Bloomberg / Keiko Ujikane and Yumi Kuramitsu

UK: Lambasting the Europeans won't help dig the UK economy out of the hole it is falling into Independent / Jeremy Warner

U.S. May Struggle to Win Support Pressuring China at G-20 Bloomberg

Scandals Take Toll On Bush's 2nd Term Washington Post via Real Clear Politics / Jim VandeHei and Peter Baker

Where Might Harriet Miers Make Her Mark? Tech Central Station / Stephen Bainbridge

China Is Neither Japan Nor the Soviet Union Bloomberg / William Pesek Jr.


MI: Families fight for their homes Detroit Free Press / Suzette Hackney

Earnings set to pour CNN via 1st Headlines / Alexandra Twin

October Scares Investors More This Year AP via LA Times / Ellen Simon

The FOMC is risking going too far again Marketwatch / Michael K. Farr

Ink and Paper or 1s and 0s? Washington Post / Frank Ahrens

Friday gains don't wipe out week's loss Chicago Sun Times / Christopher Wang

NBC Said to Revive DreamWorks Bid LA Times / Claudia Eller

Smoothing Out Inflation Thought’s From The Frontline via Safehaven / John Mauldin

Economy buffeted by many forces AP via Akron Beacon Journal / Martin Crutsinger

CA: O.C.? 'Never been better' Orange County Register / Jeff Collins

No Refco Rescue NY Post / Roddy Boyd

Saddam and Washington: from a pampered child to bogeyman DPA via Taipei Times

G20 vows to combat oil, other economy risks Reuters / Brian Love

World Bank: Farm trade concessions needed AP via NJ Post / Elaine Kurtenbach

China losing its shine in manufacturing Taipei Times / Amber Chung

Taiwan: Lehman raises forecast Taipei Times / Amber Chung

Chavez: World faces major energy crisis AP via Tallahassee Democrat / Ciaran Giles

Australian Dollar Posts Second Weekly Loss on Slowing Economy Bloomberg / Chris Young

Asian Currencies Have Week of Losses; Funds Abroad Sell Stocks Bloomberg / Christina Soon