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MI: States develop different ways to tax services Lansing State Journal / Stacey Range

Debate brews: Has oil production peaked? USA Today / David J. Lynch

Numbers That Blow You Away Business Week via MSNBC / Toddi Gutner

Minimum credit payments will rise Sacramento Bee / Jon Ortiz

New rules also bring new concerns Dallas Morning News / Pamela Yip

Techies: They're everywhere USA Today / Mindy Fetterman and Barbara Hansen

J.C. Flowers-Led Group May Buy Refco's Futures Unit, People Say Bloomberg / Adrian Cox

Bank of Canada expected to raise interest rates a quarter point Tuesday CP via / Malcolm Morrison

Trade with China: Emerging economic giant casts long shadow The State / Jim DuPlessis

Inflation not only at the gas pump Contra Costa Times / George Avalos

IN: Bringing down the house Indianapolis Star / Norm Heikens and Mark Nichols

A Monkey Wrench ... In the Fed's Gears Euro vs Dollar Currency War Monitor via Safehaven / Alex Wallenwein

Shadows of Foreign Debt Safehaven / Hans F. Sennholz

Instead of tax reform, we get more tinkering St. Louis Post Dispatch / David Nicklaus

Cloned beef ... it's what's for dinner? AP via San Antonio Express News / Paul Elias

MO: Area discounters lower toy prices ahead of holidays St. Louis Post Dispatch / Mary Jo Feldstein

Mortgaged to the hilt? Wrong! Washington Post via LA Times / Kenneth R. Harney

Consumers seem to be getting shortchanged on customer service Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Mark Roth

Churchgoers may gain more than spiritual guidance Chicago Tribune / Janet Kidd Stewart

The time is right for savings bonds Philadelphia Inquirer / Jeff Brown

I bonds can offer wise inflation protection Baltimore Sun / Eileen Ambrose

IT jobs outflow expected to rise Washington Times / John Zarocostas

Expectation worse than reality Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Gregory M. Drahuschak

Wholesale Costs Soar, Home Building Slows: U.S. Economy Preview Bloomberg / Carlos Torres

Bankruptcy Law Affects Debtors of All Ages LA Times / Madlen Read

NY: Total transformation Journal News / Noreen Seebacher

MN: Feeling bullish on downtown's growing appeal Minneapolis Star Tribune / Susan Feyder

Why oil prices are high and why we don't care Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Lester B. Lave

Profits, Now Good, Prompt Nail-Biting Wall Street Journal / Mohammed Hadi and Karen Talley

Bet on the future with options Dallas Morning News via Seattle Times / Will Deener

Take Broom To 'Sweep' Wall Street Journal / Kelly K. Spors

Fair-trade movement gains speed, criticism Baltimore Sun / Jay Hancock

A rising China South Florida Sun Sentinel / Doreen Hemlock

Japan Gets Its Rebound, But Will This One Last? Wall Street Journal / Leslie P. Norton

China, U.S. face off over economic reforms, currency AP via San Diego Union Tribune / Elaine Kurtenbach

US and China starting trade talks BBC News

U.S.'s Snow Says China Is Still Committed to a Flexible Yuan Bloomberg / Alison Fitzgerald

MI: Detroit's still somewhere Chicago Tribune / Geoff Dougherty

Pricey hats put the squeeze on cowboys AP via NJ Post / Rukmini Callimachi

Europe is heading into an economic maze Scotsman / Bill Jamieson

UK: Brown's economic mirage Scotsman / Terry Murden

The UK Chancellor may huff and puff but the German one will blow the house down Independent / Hamish McRae

UK: Brown 'can't blame oil for slowdown' Scotsman / Terry Murden

UK: Forget autumn, the high street is already dreading Christmas Independent / Abigail Townsend

Germany: No quick fix for the German malaise Guardian – Observer / Heather Stewart

Don't panic if stuck with bonds Boston Herald / Gail Liberman and Alan Lavine

A New Place to Hunt for Dividends From Funds NY Times / Virginia Munger Kahn

If Refco Isn't Scary, What Is? $ NY Times / Gretchen Morgenson

'Reckless' loans spark retreat from hedge funds Independent / Jason Nissé

Refco May Be Split in Two as Goldman Seeks Offers, People Say Bloomberg / Hamish Risk

Banks hit by Refco backlash Guardian – Observer / Conal Walsh

One Word Nobody Dares Speak NY Times / Andrew Ross Sorkin

A Capital Gains Comeback. Is Your Fund Ready? U.S. News & World Report via NY Times / Paul J. Lim

Is a new disaster hiding in Refco's hedge? Guardian – Observer / Heather Connon

The Mortgage Maker Vs. the World NY Times / Jeff Bailey

Sons and lovers, poison pills and the Rupert succession Independent / Jason Nissé

The lawyer who wants to see Rupert in court Guardian – Observer / James Robinson

Waiting for the Petrodollars to Trickle Down NY Times / Eduardo Porter

It's already that time to think about taxes again Arizona Republic / Russ Wiles

SBA cuts back on loan awards, increases fees Boston Herald / Donna Goodman


Will yield bulls get fooled again? Marketwatch / Tomi Kilgore

The do-nothing approach to debt Marketwatch / Andrea Coombes

A mutual fund tale from Oz Marketwatch / Paul B. Farrell

Fidelity announces more fee cuts Marketwatch / Kathie O'Donnell

Gold prices end with gain of nearly $5 Marketwatch / Myra P. Saefong

NY: Entering crowded house NY Daily News / Phyllis Furman

Reverse mortgage, no house Marketwatch / Gail Liberman and Alan Lavine

MA: Homelessness - not just for the poor Boston Herald / Mark Mathers

FL: Remodeling can result in dream home Ft. Meyers News Press / Dick Hogan

Californians use home equity as investment AP via Long Beach Telegram Alex Viega

SBA sets loan record, but defaults loom after Katrina St. Louis Business Journal / Kent Hoover

Rising firms have Uncle Sam as client USA Today / Del Jones

They're Still Shopping Business Week via MSNBC

Surveys show driving habits change with gas prices St. Louis Business Journal

Canada: Bank of Canada likely to raise key interest rate Tuesday, more hikes expected CP via / John Ward

UK: Brown 'on thin ice with economy' BBC News

UK: Brown 'failed to act when slowdown was plain to see' Scotsman / Victoria Thompson

California could be hit hardest Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Energy Federal Reserve Board / Alan Greenspan

Greenspan: Energy prices to drag economy AP via Modesto Bee / Martin Crutsinger

Greenspan Says Energy Price Surge a `Drag' on Growth Bloomberg / Craig Torres

Monday's Commodities Roundup AP via Beaufort Gazette

What's fair for gas? To Americans, $2 a gallon AP via Houston Chronicle / Will Lester

HUD review: Fannie Mae offices misused AP via NJ Post

Like a Rock / Lawrence Carrel

Ten more charged in KPMG tax shelter case $ FT / Andrew Parker

$1 out of $5 in 9/11 loans in default AP via Beaufort Gazette / Frank Bass

Bush's Approval Rating Falls After Miers, Rove Controversies Bloomberg / Holly Rosenkrantz

NC: Office vacancies shrinking Raleigh News and Observer / Jack Hagel

Old McDonald had a Wi-Fi connection AP via Rocky Mountain News / Rukmini Callimachi

Making a game of economics Dallas Morning News / Angela Shah

Treasury bill rates highest since 2001 AP via Beaufort Gazette

Watching a $4 billion company fall apart in a week Slate / Daniel Gross

The Evolving Role of the FOMC: An Insider’s Perspective on Monetary Policy Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia / Anthony M. Santomero

Higher U.S. rates to cool housing froth-Santomero Reuters

Santomero says Fed succession to be smooth Reuters

Forecast models shift Wilma's track toward Florida Reuters / Joe Silha

Bankruptcy remains an option Detroit Free Press / Susan Tompor

PC Shipments Up 17 Percent in 3rd Quarter AP via Newsday / Mark Jewell

Will the Internet replace the boob tube? Slate / Adam L. Penenberg

Will the Real Global Economic Threat Please Stand Up? Tech Central Station / Alex M. Brill

Treasury yields edge up in light trade FT / Jennifer Hughes, Joanna Chung and David Turner

Rising rates may yield more mergers Philadelphia Inquirer / Joseph N. DiStefano

IBM net dips but services solid Reuters

O Sage! O Confidence Man! Forbes / James Grant

Bracing for a new maestro CNN / Alexandra Twin

The Next Maestro Forbes / Matthew Swibel with Kenneth Black

Burden of debt grows heavier Philadelphia Inquirer / Jeff Gelles

Mortgage rates start the climb back up AP via Houston Chronicle / Aleksandrs Rozens

Credibility of WTO at stake in trade talks FT / Victor Mallet

NV: Vegas, Baby... Vegas! Tech Central Station / James K. Glassman

Risks for the Bond Market Morgan Stanley / Richard Berner

Review and Preview Morgan Stanley / Ted Wieseman and David Greenlaw

Junk Default Rate Rises in Third Quarter / Stephen Taub

Greenspan meets with Japanese leaders Reuters via CNN

After Greenspan Forbes

The New Inflation Morgan Stanley / Stephen Roach

Obscure refinance rule adds more risk Mercury News / Mark Schwanhausser

GM posts huge loss, sets UAW deal Reuters

Bankruptcies will hit Citigroup 4Q CNN / Shaheen Pasha

Citigroup Net Rises to Record on Travelers Sale Gain Bloomberg / Justin Baer

Wachovia 3Q Earnings Jump 32 Percent AP via Forbes

EU: Is Expected Inflation Rising? Not Sure. Morgan Stanley / Eric Chaney

Oil prices rise on new storm fear BBC News

UK: A Temporary Blip? Morgan Stanley / Melanie Baker and Vladimir Pillonca

Japan: The Outlook for Markets Morgan Stanley / Robert Alan Feldman

France's Economic Model Showing Signs of Stress LA Times / Sebastian Rotella

Italy: From Competitive Devaluation to Competitive Disinflation Morgan Stanley / Vincenzo Guzzo

Do-it-yourself bankruptcy Newsday / Henry Gilgoff

NY: Home-invasion robberies on the rise on LI Newsday / Michael Frazier and Jennifer Sinco Kelleher

Bank of America, RBS Recommend Selling Treasury Two-Year Notes Bloomberg / Joshua Krongold

Housing Prices May Get Doused by U.S. Tax Revision Bloomberg / John Wasik

Bank of England Heads for Showdown With Brown Bloomberg / Matthew Lynn

Oil Rises as Tropical Depression Heads Toward Gulf of Mexico Bloomberg / Gavin Evans and Will Kennedy

Dollar Declines on Concern Storm Will Hit Gulf Coast Oil Output Bloomberg / Keiko Ujikane

Deflation and economic confusion Brookes News / Gerard Jackson

Does consumer confidence raise economic activity? Brookes News / Frank Shostak

US economy, trade deficit and monetary policy Brookes News / Gerard Jackson

Personal Bankruptcy Followup Mish’s Global Economic Trend Analysis via Safehaven / Mike Shedlock

Power Companies Enter the High-Speed Internet Market NY Times / Ken Belson

Ways to apply values in the face of misfortune Christian Science Monitor / G. Jeffrey MacDonald

UK: Mystic Gordon sees only half the picture Independent / Stephen King

China Debt Ratings Raised by Fitch on Trade Surplus Bloomberg / Philip Lagerkranser

Gulf states brace for real estate storm Christian Science Monitor / Erik Spanberg

The tougher terms now facing the bankrupt Christian Science Monitor / Mark Trumbull

Subsidising cows while milking the poor Guardian / Larry Elliott


Fed chief nomination in November? USA Today / Sue Kirchhoff and Judy Keen

Tax simplification proposals draw criticism USA Today / Richard Wolf

Listen for that giant popping sound Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Risky mortgages may imperil borrowers, banks AP via MSNBC

Challenges for Greenspan’s replacement $ FT / Martin Wolf

Fed's Geithner: Market changes have altered risk Reuters / Victoria Thieberger

Fed replacement means high stakes for Bush NBC – MSNBC / Elizabeth Wilner

Challenges in Risk Management Federal Reserve Bank of New York / Timothy F. Geithner

Fed Reserve banks want discount rate raised Bloomberg via Dallas Morning News

A hole in the middle The Economist

Since 2000, state college tuition up 40% / Kavan Peterson

A temporary fix for GM The Economist

Wall Street cheers deal as a first step to recovery Detroit Free Press / Susan Tompor

Inflation trumps earnings CNN / Alexandra Twin

Chicago Board of Trade going public AP via NJ Post / Dave Carpenter

Update on the U.S Economy Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco / Janet Yellen

Economic Outlook for the United States Federal Reserve Board / Roger W. Ferguson, Jr.

Chicago Fed Letter Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Time of Transition to Follow Record-Setting Housing Boom FDIC

Panel Backs Simplified Income Tax System AP via Forbes

Powell Praises Senate Committee Passage of Deposit Insurance Reform Legislation FDIC

Highlights from the 2005 Summary of Deposits Data FDIC

Brazil's Real Falls for 1st in 3 on U.S. Interest Rate Concern Bloomberg / Elzio Barreto

Gas Prices Fact or Fiction: A Primer on Supply and Demand Ludwig von Mises Institute / Tom Lehman

Intel Profit Growth Slows; Shares Fall on Forecast Bloomberg / Ian King

Yahoo's Profit Little Changed; Sales Rise on Web Ads Bloomberg / Jonathan Thaw

Wanted: Fed Chief With Foreign Flair Business Week via MSNBC / Rich Miller

Who will fill Greenspan's shoes? Globe and Mail / Barrie McKenna

Tuesday's Metal Prices AP via NJ Post

The World Economy: Mostly Cruising Business Week via MSNBC / Michael Englund

Not fade away Boston Herald / Mike Sullivan

Wall St. vet urges lower card rates Denver Post / Al Lewis

Troubled Calpine Brings In Team of Bankruptcy Experts NY Post / Roddy Boyd

Feeling secure about traders Wall Street Journal via Myrtle Beach Sun / Ron Lieber

Counselor shortage: Bankruptcy filers face delays Boston Herald / Jay Fitzgerald

Bush Tax Panel Says It Will Recommend Simplified Income Tax Bloomberg / Ryan Donmoyer

Treasury bond prices rise by midday AP via NJ Post

Venezuelan Yields May Fall for 10th Week on Currency Controls Bloomberg / Guillermo Parra-Bernal

Greenspan Sees The Bright Side Of High Oil Prices Forbes / Parmy Olson

Dollar hits two-year high versus yen FT / Darryl Thomson

Schwab posts best quarter since dot-com boom AP via San Fiego Union Tribune / Michael Liedtke

NYSE members polled on Archipelago deal AP via NJ Post

Merrill Has Record Net, Caps Best Wall Street 3rd Qtr Bloomberg / Gregory Cresci

Fifth Third 3Q profit down 16 percent AP via Dallas Fort Worth Star Telegram

Wells Fargo 3Q profit rises 13 percent AP via Philadelphia Inquirer / Michael Liedtke

Producer Prices Increase By Most in 15 Years Bloomberg / Courtney Schlisserman

Inflation Soars Highest in 15 Years AP via Forbes

U.S. Labor Is in Retreat as Global Forces Squeeze Pay and Benefits LA Times / David Streitfeld

Who Will Bail Out The Bailer? Forbes / Liz Moyer

Ben Bernanke Inflation Fighter Safehaven / Mike Shedlock

Why the Fed has no other Alternative but to print Money! Tomorrow’s Gold via Safehaven / Marc Faber

Oil Falls as Concern Eases That Storm Wilma Will Hit U.S. Gulf Bloomberg / Will Kennedy and Gavin Evans

This Is Price Stability? Check Back in 20 Years Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

U.S. September Producer Prices Probably Rose 1.2%, Survey Shows Bloomberg / Courtney Schlisserman

Free Trade Free-Fall Daily Standard / Irwin Stelzer

Refco files for bankruptcy Reuters

UK: Chancellor announces new Bank of England deputy Guardian / Larry Elliott

EU: Mandelson faces EU trade critics BBC News

Russia: Foreign Banks Jostle to Lend to Russians Reuters / Tom Miles

Snow Shifts His Demands on China NY Times / Edmund L. Andrews

A welcome surprise: war waning globally Christian Science Monitor / Howard LaFranchi

Booming bonuses make it party time for the City's rainmakers Independent / Julia Kollewe in London and Katherine Griffiths

Dollar Climbs to Two-Year High Versus Yen on Fed Rate Outlook Bloomberg / Keiko Ujikane

S&P Pressures General Motors to Jettison GMAC Bloomberg / Mark Gilbert



NY: Getting the soft sell NY Daily News / Lore Croghan

SEC's war on inside information pays dividends to investors, analysts St. Louis Post Dispatch / David Nivklaus

Credit cards quitting rate-bumping game USA Today via 1st Headlines / Kathy Chu

Canada: Interest rates climb, more rises foreseen Toronto Star / Steven Theobald

Going discount route NY Daily News / Jean Shatzky

CBOT’s debut underpins strength of derivatives $ FT / Doug Cameron in Chicago and Kevin Morrison

Economic Conditions and Monetary Policy Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland / Sandra Pianalto

Globalization and Texas Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas / Richard W. Fisher

Inflation spike temporary, Pianalto says Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

Inflation could push Fed further Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

Interest rate worries drag dollar from highs FT / Darryl Thomson

Netflix earnings don't deliver Reuters via CNN

Predictions for holiday buying are mixed Arizona Republic / Erica Sagon

AZ: Countrywide plans rapid growth Arizona Republic / Russ Wiles

Orange juice rallies as Wilma bears on Fla. Marketwatch / Ciara Linnane & Myra P. Saefong

OH: Holiday spending may rise 5.1%, survey says Cincinnati Enquirer / John Eckberg

SC: Inflation chomps into consumers’ wallets The State / Ben Werner

Allstate reports biggest quarterly loss AP via Bradenton Journal / Dave Carpenter

House passes 'Cheeseburger Bill' CNN / Evan Glass

Wal-Mart heiress returns USC diploma AP via Dallas Morning News

Fed officials say more rate hikes ahead Reuters / Tim Ahmann

U.S. Economy Kept Growing After Katrina, Fed Says Bloomberg / Scott Lanman

Bonds higher as flight to quality takes shape FT / Jennifer Hughes, Joanna Chung and David Turner

Oil prices fall more than $1 a barrel AP via Houston Chronicle / Madlen Read

'Core' inflation is consumers' friend Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Personal bankruptcy filings hit record AP via NJ Post / Lauren Villagran

Tech recovers, but where are the jobs? CNN

Energy inflation menaces economy AP via Washington Times / Martin Crutsinger

Washington Mutual Earnings Jump 22 Pct. AP via Newsday

Wachovia, SouthTrust merger to take effect Clarion Ledger / Nell Luter Floyd

TN: SunTrust takes top spot as local banking leader Tennessean / Getahn Ward

Ebay Third-Quarter Profits Surge AP via Forbes

EBay's Net Surges 40% as Europe Outpaces the U.S. Bloomberg / Chris Burritt

Investing With The Big Dogs Forbes / David A. Andelman

Wagoner: GM Not Considering Bankruptcy AP via LA Times / Dee-Ann Durbin

3M reports unexpectedly strong earnings Minneapolis Star Tribune / Dee Depass

Drilling permits are given a push AP via Washington Times / John Heilprin

Popular deductions for homeowners would be eliminated or limited under Bush panel's tax proposals Newsday / Tami Luhby

CA: Orange County's Office Market Tightens as Economy Expands LA Times / Roger Vincent

Mortgage applications up for first time in weeks Reuters via MSNBC

UK: Bank members vote 9-0 over rates BBC News

The Economic Outlook Federal Reserve Board / Donald L. Kohn

Beige Book Federal Reserve Board

Soaring oil prices a thing of the past? CNN / Steve Hargreaves

Housing starts stay strong post-Katrina CNN / Chris Isidore

CBOT’s IPO shoots up 60 per cent $  FT /Andrei Postelnicu

US Treasuries hold gains after strong housing data Reuters

CIBC closes U.S. municipal bond desk Reuters

PA: Housing boom's moment of truth Philadelphia Inquirer / Andrew Cassel

New Fed chief by mid-November? CNN

U.S. Economy: Housing Starts Unexpectedly Rose in September Bloomberg / Joe Richter

CA: Office buildings in downtown San Diego flip for quick profit San Diego Union Tribune / Mike Freeman

Benefit was never meant to be sole income Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Jack Markowitz

Consumers must take lead in refinery expansion: OPEC Reuters / Park Sung-woo

Wobbling investor confidence bodes ill for markets Reuters / Jeremy Gaunt

Credit Quality Lagging in North America / Stephen Taub

U.S. Senators May Shoot Down House Republicans' Budget-Cut Plan Bloomberg / Catherine Dodge

JPMorgan Profit Surges 78%; Dimon Will Be CEO Dec. 31 Bloomberg / Justin Baer

Bank of America Profit Rises on Trading Revenue, Fees Bloomberg / Will Edwards

Dollar sets new highs against euro and yen FT / Darryl Thomson

Copper shines while gold declines FT / Chris Flood

Foreign investors boost U.S. holdings Bloomberg via Chicago Tribune

MD: Odds are long for giveaway newspapers Baltimore Sun / Jay Hancock

Wilma Becomes `Extremely Dangerous' Category 5 Storm Bloomberg / Friederike Peters and Aaron Sheldrick

Program Trades Dominate NYSE 18 Years After Crash: Taking Stock Bloomberg / Edgar Ortega

BofA denies plunge in deposits Boston Herald / Brett Arends

Holiday Shopping Before the First Heating Bill NY Times / Stuart Elliott

Retailers know what they want for Christmas Boston Herald / Donna Goodison

U.S. September Housing Starts Probably Fell to 1.97 Mln Pace Bloomberg / Joe Richter

His Family and the Family NY Times / Danny Hakim

Rethinking the Cost of a Deal NY Times / Andrew Ross Sorkin and Barry Meier

Japanese Bonds Advance; Ten-Year Yields Fall Most in Two Weeks Bloomberg / Issei Morita

Asia's Past Still Clouding Economic Future Bloomberg / William Pesek Jr.

Oil prices drop below $63 a barrel AP via NJ Post / Gillian Wong

Temptation Near for Military's Problem Gamblers NY Times / Diana B. Henriques

Scotland's Rallying Cry Won't Revive the Economy Bloomberg / Matthew Lynn


Louisiana cities, parishes don't have money for basic services Knight Ridder / Jay Root

Google stock surges after profit sails past expectations USA Today / Jefferson Graham

FL: Housing market's madness gets dose of reality Orlando Dentinel / Jack Snyder

TX: Home market simmers Dallas Morning News / Steve Brown

CA: Apartment renters still find good deals Mercury News / Eve Mitchell

CA: More Sellers of High-End Homes Find They Must Cut Asking Prices LA Times / Annette Haddad

Economists: 'Breather' not a sign of recession Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Len Boselovic

Morgan Stanley, CSFB, Bear Stearns Lower Yen Forecast Bloomberg / Chris Young

Mich. jobless rate lowest in nearly three years AP via Lansing State Journal / Tim Martin

Select investors given edge with sanctioned secrecy Marketwatch / Thomas Kostigen

Congress proves itself unable to cut back on pork Knight Ridder / James Kuhnhenn

Campaign spending goes different ways / Eric Kelderman

TD names new CFO in shuffle CP via Toronto Star

China: Piggy Bank to the World Business Week via MSNBC / Michael Mandel

Korea: S. Koreans Spend Over 10% of Income on Imports, Overseas Korea Times / Na Jeong-ju

Canada: Opening statement by David Dodge Governor of the Bank of Canada at a press conference Bank of Canada / David Dodge

Canada: More rate hikes coming CP via Toronto Star

Are Americans Becoming Europeans? Tech Central Station / James K. Glassman

Fed officials say can keep inflation low Reuters / Andrea Hopkins

Fed can prevent lasting rise in inflation-Lacker Reuters

Fed says New England economy doing just fine Boston Herald / Jerry Kronenberg

Fed's Poole says inflation expectations in check Reuters

Rates on 30-year mortgages climb AP via NJ Post / Martin Crutsinger

Freddie Mac: Long-term rates at highest level in 15 months Marketwatch

Oil prices settle at $61.03 a barrel AP via NJ Post / Brad Foss

Elliott Wave's Prechter sounds the alarm Marketwatch / Peter Brimelow

Google profit tops expectations Reuters / Eric Auchard

Southwest nearly doubles profit with hedging on fuel AP via Houston Chronicle

Signs of a clearing storm Marketwatch / David Nassar

Pfizer Net Plunges 52% on Lower Sales, Purchase Costs Bloomberg / Nicole Ostrow

More opacity is dangerous in financial markets $ FT / Gillian Tett

Fidelity reveals commissions shake-up FT / Peter Thal Larsen

Zions earns record $123 million Marketwatch / David Weidner

PNC, Bank of New York Report Higher Profit AP via Chicago Tribune / Daniel Lovering

Janus quarterly profit expected down 14% Marketwatch / Kathie O’Donnell

MBNA posts flat quarterly earnings Philadelphia Inquirer / Joseph N. DiStefano

Money funds rose in latest week AP via NJ Post

EU: Sarkozy attacks Mandelson’s ‘fool’s bargain’ FT / Martin Arnold

Japan: Tanigaki: Rise in long-term rates may hurt economy Reuters

Interest Rate Policy After Greenspan Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond / Jeffrey M. Lacker

Resolving the Unknowns of a Changing Economy Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta / Jack Guynn

Business Outlook Survey Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Federal Banking Agencies Request Comment on Suggested Domestic Risk-Based Capital Modifications Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Hard act to follow The Economist

Risk-Based Capital Rules Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Modifications to the Risk-Based Capital Framework FDIC

The battle of the portals The Economist

GM and Ford in need of a big overhaul The Economist

A foreign affair $ The Economist

Europe's demography $ The Economist

A market for ideas The Economist

'Core' sales: Discounters holding up Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Dollar kept near highs by Fed speeches FT / Darryl Thomson

Bond Strategists: JPMorgan Says Emerging Debt to Gain Bloomberg / Min Zeng

Real estate agents may face big shakeout Sacramento Bee / Rachel Osterman

CA: Tight market plagues renters Orange County Register / Jeff Collins

Soft gold prices to boost physical demand Reuters / Atul Prakash

China's economy grew at sizzling 9.4  percent AP via MSNBC

Greenspan Isn't Signaling Rate-Increase Pause Bloomberg / John M. Berry

Fed Says Many Prices Going Up Washington Post / Nell Henderson

US Residents Shun Foreign Bonds while Foreigners Rush into US Corporates Forex News via Safehaven / Ashraf Laidi

AZ: Jumping in with both feet Arizona Republic / Stephanie Paterik

Strategic steps help propel WaMu profit Seattle Times / Melissa Allison

Fed Snoop Preceded Refco Loss By Weeks NY Post / John Crudele

We're not in a recession, but future looks dim Montgomery Advertiser via Fiend’s SuperBear Page John Waggoner

Motorola Expects Its Earnings Euphoria to Continue NY Times / Matt Richtel and Ken Belson

Nestle sales rise 5% on water, coffee Marketwatch / Steve Goldstein

CO: Study shows Denver residents are giving more to charity Rocky Mountain News / Joanne Kelley

China's economic boom continues BBC News

Germany: Economists Cut Germany's Growth Forecast AP via Washington Post / Geir Moulson

South Korea Becoming a Big Asian Investor NY Times / James Brooke

Is Affordable Housing Becoming an Oxymoron? NY Times / Hal R. Varian

Who Runs J.P. Morgan? NY Times / Eric Dash

Credit-card companies woo few Germans Christian Science Monitor / Isabelle de Pommereau

UK: Bank rate-setters did not even discuss cut Guardian / Laura Smith

Russia: WTO Bid for 2005 Abandoned Moscow Times / Bradley S. Klapper


Estimating the "Neutral" Real Interest Rate in Real Time Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Two Hurricanes Too Many Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

New England Economic Indicators Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Intel, Cisco boards won't let go Marketwatch / John Shinal

Economic Policy Gone Adrift National Review / Larry Kudlow

Snow Falls on China National Review / John Tamny

The Debacle of Delphi Daily Standard / Richard Burr

Social logic of a living wage $ FT / Christopher Caldwell

No longer shy, Wall Street pursues Chinese market NY Times via IHT / David Barboza

EU: A winged epidemic with a ripple effect? IHT / Thomas Fuller

Housing Bubbles and Monetary Policy Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco / Janet Yellen

Risk of flu pandemic a shadow on world economy Reuters / Mike Dolan

Consumer Demand at Home Keeps China's Factories Humming, and Hiring NY Times / Keith Bradsher

What's it all about Alan? CNN / Paul R. La Monica

Ain't no stopping us now Marketwatch / Greg Robb

Late-week rally takes key 10-year yield below 4.4% Marketwatch via 1st Headlines / Rachel Koning

Housing bubble may lose some wind CNN / Shaheen Pasha

CA: LA housing still highest in West Long Beach Press Telegram / Gregory J. Wilcox

Dollar slips against euro AP via NJ Post

Dollar extends rally, for now Marketwatch / Rachel Koning

Gold ends higher, loses $2.70 for the week Marketwatch / Myra P. Saefong

Friday's metal prices AP via NJ Post

Natural gas climbing 26% Arizona Republic / Ken Alltucker

GAO: Weak financial management plagues SEC AP via NJ Post

Google Nears $100 Bln Market Value; Analysts Rush to Catch Up Bloomberg / Jonathan Thaw and Ari Levy

McDonald's profit declines 6% AP via South Florida Sun Sentinel

Nasdaq Rises on Google Results; Oil's Drop, AT&T Lift S&P 500 Bloomberg / Sophie Hayward

GM Has `Short List' of GMAC Investors, Wagoner Says (Update1) Bloomberg / Jeff Green

Maytag posts 3rd-quarter loss of $18.2M AP via Bradenton Journal / David Pitt

Florida's hot job growth continues Orlando Sentinel / Jay Hamburg

TX: Gasoline prices plunge across Texas AP via Houston Chronicle

U.S. Treasury prices rise with technical support Reuters

What's up with stocks? Wait and see Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Euro above $1.20 on rate hike hopes FT / Darryl Thomson

G7: USD 'Pegged' to the US Housing Market Morgan Stanley / Stephen Jen

Moscow hedge fund to challenge Refco bankruptcy Reuters / Douglas Busvine

Winter Weather Worries Morgan Stanley / Richard Berner

Florida citrus growers are bracing for Wilma Baltimore Sun / Meredith Cohn

Cotton struggles near, far Dallas Morning News / Jim Landers

Oil Prices Dip Below $60 a Barrel AP via Baltimore Sun / George Jahn

Crude Oil Falls on Forecast Storm Will Miss Gulf of Mexico Rigs Bloomberg / Bill Murray

UK: Growth slows - but don't expect a rate cut Guardian / Mark Tran

China: Wrong on the China Slowdown Morgan Stanley / Stephen Roach

China: Where Do We See Pricing Power? Morgan Stanley / Denise Yam

Japan: Crossroads for Japan's Long-term Rates (Part II) Morgan Stanley / Takehiro Sato

Turkey: One Isn't Enough, Two Is Better, But Three Is the Best Morgan Stanley / Serhan Cevik

Figures Lie and Liars Figure Euro Pacific via Safehaven / Peter Schiff

People Sound Pessimistic, but Are They? $ NY Times / Floyd Norris

Academics Discover `Flipping' in Muni Bond Market Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

Bond Investors Rush to Brazil Yields Where Locals Fear to Go Bloomberg / Romina Nicaretta

Japan's 10-Year Bonds Gain, Set for First Weekly Gain in Seven Bloomberg / Issei Morita

Bush's second-term blues Christian Science Monitor / Linda Feldmann

N.Z. Will Raise Key Interest Rate to 7%, Analysts Say Bloomberg / Tracy Withers

EU: Barroso proposal divides U.K. and France IHT / Dan Bilefsky

France digs in heels on farm subsidies IHT / Tom Wright

`Womenomics' Good for Japan and Investors Bloomberg / William Pesek Jr.



Japan's 10-Year Bonds Rise for First Week in 7 as Stocks Drop Bloomberg / Issei Morita and Chris Cooper

The king of real estate's cashing out CNN / Shawn Tully

Higher credit card payments on the way Bloomberg via Seattle Post Intelligencer / Jon Ortiz

New bankruptcy law limits personal filings, debt relief AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer / Madlen Read

Corporate Bond Prices Give Clearer Picture AP via Newsday / Michael J. Martinez

Inflation and Fed Policy Thoughts From The Frontline via Safehaven / John Mauldin

Foaming over prices: Furniture stores ready to pass on higher costs Boston Herald / Donna Goodman

A Few Pitches That Come With Fine Print NY Times / Damon Darlin

CA: Bank's mortgage experiment shakes up San Francisco apartment buyers AP via Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Lisa Leff

CA: Valley unemployment rates fall Fresno Bee / E.J. Schultz

Dollar Extends Winning Streak Against Yen, Euro on Higher Rates Bloomberg / Kabir Chibber and Deborah Finestone

Retail Investors "Euro-Screwed"? ETF Digest via Safehaven / Dave Fry

Stocks could revive on GDP, earnings Marketwatch / Jasmina Kelemen

RadioShack's 3Q profit climbs 56 percent AP via NJ Post / Steve Quinn

Canada: Protect yourself against fund fraud Toronto Star / Rudy Luukko

China cuts income tax for low wage earners AP via N J Post

AZ: Mortgage options abound Arizona Republic / Catherine Reagor

CA: Payrolls in State Show Sudden Decline LA Times / Bill Sing

U.S. Treasuries Post Weekly Gain as High Yields Lure Investors Bloomberg / Joshua Krongold and Elizabeth Stanton

White Sox Favored by Futures Traders in Baseball's World Series Bloomberg / Pete Coates

A Few Pitches That Come With Fine Print NY Times / Damon Darlin

Going Where Oil Giants Fear to Tread NY Times / Heather Timmons

Oilman Indicted Over Kickbacks to Saddam Hussein's Regime NY Times / Julia Preston and Simon Romero


Business still good, but inflation sticks around Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / Avrum D. Lank

Expect an increase in credit card bills Dallas Morning News / Pamela Yip

Looting Breaks Out in Mexico After Wilma AP via Washington Post / Will Weissert

US dollar softer in Sydney morning, retreating until key data releases AFX via Forbes

Silence over the Control Yuan not in right spirit Taipei Times / Thoomas Huang

Mortgage bankers to talk changing industry AP via NJ Post / Aleksandrs Rozens

Oil shale: Another boom? AP via San Antonio Express News / Sandy Shore

Trillion barrels of oil untapped AP via San Antonio Express News / Paul Foy

Average U.S. gas price drops 25 cents AP via Contra Costa Times

Renewable energy still may be too expensive Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Jim McKay

Turning to timber as an investment AP via Akron Beacon Journal

Kodak's plunges have analysts wondering AP via Wichita Eagle

UK: Falling retail sales are bad news for the economy, and for the Chancellor's face Independent / Hamish McRae

Gold Gets a Lift From Half a World Away Wall Street Journal / Scott Patterson

Saudi Oil Income to Reach $163 Bln; Most in 22 Years Bloomberg / James Cordahi

Growth Accelerated in Face of Hurricanes: U.S. Economy Preview Bloomberg / Carlos Torres

Seeking to rally CNN / Alexandra Twin

More retailers building environmentally friendly stores Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Teresa F. Lindeman

WA: Did we just listen – or did we really hear? Tacoma News Tribune / Dan Voelpel

More people investing time in financial clubs Chicago Tribune / Janet Kidd Stewart

Don't Ask Too Much From One Investment Wall Street Journal / Jonathan Clements

Yield-Starved Investors Get a Break Wall Street Journal / Andrew Blackman

Financial firms raise yields to attract online clients Wall Street Journal via South Florida Sun Sentinel / Jane J. Kim

Forecasters and weather-watchers Philadelphia Inquirer / Andrew Cassel

Wise hunches and a bit of luck shined on Greenspan's reign Boston Globe / Charles Stein

Daring bond bulls are betting on slow growth, decline in inflation Baltimore Sun / Jay Hancock

SC: Under-25 crowd taking on mortgages The State / Delawese Fulton

CA: Housing evangelist still crying 'Hallelujah' Orange County Register / Jeff Collins

Entree to hot market could be a duplex Inman via LA Times / Dian Hymer

Tax reform proposals won't help economy Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Gregory M. Drahuschak

Don't get wistful over Google stock Philadelphia Inquirer / Jeff Brown

IL: Deregulation falls short of promises Chicago Tribune / Robert Manor

Hedgies May Find Coal In Their Stockings This Year NY Post / Terry Keenan

Don’t Freak Out NY Post / Tracey Byrnes

Morgan CEO Faces Challenges NY Post / Andrew Osterland

CO: Living simply on tattered gold mine Denver Post / Al Lewis

OH: Scalpers have Bengals fans by tail Cincinnati Enquirer / Cliff Peale

Dollar gains lot of ground against euro, matches 25-month-high against the yen AP via Taipei Times

UK: Profit warnings soar as fears for economy grow Scotsman / Iain Dey

If You Don't Eat or Drive, Inflation's No Problem NY Times / Daniel Gross

Paid for Performance, and Freed From the Herd Marketwatch via NY Times / Mark Hulbert

Sometimes, There Is Strength in Smaller Numbers NY Times / Elizabeth Harris

Shrinking the Culture Gap at Merrill NY Times / Jenny Anderson

How to Slow Runaway Executive Pay $ NY Times / Gretchen Morgenson

What's He Really Worth? NY Times / Timothy L. O’Brien


Millions of dollars worth of wines have been destroyed in New Orleans Knight Ridder / Travis Tritten

So long, Mr. Greenspan Globe and Mail / Mathew Ingram

Savings Bonds: Should you buy now or later? USA Today / Sandra Block

Who will take care of an older population? USA Today / Dennis Cauchon

Home sales: The time is now to sell (or not) Minneapolis Star Tribune / Jim Buchta

Hitting The Target Forbes / Paul Maidment

The Next Fed Chairman Forbes

Severe challenges await Bernanke Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

New Fed chief will have 'enormous impact' on personal finances Dallas Morning News / Angela Shah

Statement on the Nomination of Ben S. Bernanke to Serve as the Next Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board BMA / Micah S. Green

Monetary Policy and the House Price Boom across U.S. States Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta / Marco Del Negro and Christopher Otrok

Big Ben Slate / Daniel Gross

Bernanke Pros, Cons, and Intangibles National Review / Michael T. Darda

Bush's Fed pick ensures stability USA Today / Sue Kirchhoff

Bernanke is former Fed board member, student of Great Depression AP via Seattle Times / Donna Cassata

Dallas dropped from Fed branch in Houston AP via Beaufort Gazette

Crude oil prices dip to $60.17 a barrel AP via Akron Beacon Journal / Gillian Wong

FL: Numbers add up to one solid economy St. Petersburg Times / Robert Trigaux

Mortgage bankers forming think tank AP via Aberdeen News

NY: Upper East Side a renter's mecca NY Daily News / Lore Croghan

Is Burger King trying to put one over on me? Slate / Seth Stevenson

The Fight Over Wireless Slate / Adam L. Penenberg

U.S. mortgage rates unchanged Monday – BestInfo Reuters

Morgan Stanley to buy real estate trust AP via NJ Post / Michael J. Martinez

Winkelman, Denied Top Goldman Job, Seeks to Fix Refco Bloomberg / Adrian Cox and George Stein

Archipelago earnings down on NYSE merger AP via NJ Post

US Senate Bank chair sees quick action on Bernanke Reuters

Memo to Bernanke; There's No Ego in Fed Bloomberg / Mark Gilbert

Statement by Chairman Greenspan on the appointment of Ben Bernanke Federal Reserve Board / Alan Greenspan

Bush Fed choice worth up to $1.9 million AP via NJ Post

Greenspan lauds Bernanke's economic insight Reuters

Bush economic adviser in line to replace Greenspan FT / Andrew Balls and Edward Alden

Bernanke says fine-tune policy, avoid using sledge Reuters

Five facts about Bush Fed pick Ben Bernanke Reuters

Bush names Bernanke to replace Greenspan Reuters / Caren Bohan and Tim Ahmann

Bernanke Picked by Bush to Succeed Greenspan at Fed Bloomberg

Treasurys weaken on Bernanke nomination AP via NJ Post

Bonds and Dollar Fall, Stocks Rise on Bernanke Pick Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton

Wal-Mart Tries to Win Over Consumers AP via Newsday / Marcus Kabel

The measure of the chairman Marketwatch / Greg Robb

Bernanke to replace Greenspan – reports Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

Bush said to pick Bernanke as Fed chief Reuters

It's wise to be a miser Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Citigroup's Katrina Charge Reuters / Paul DeMartino

Cost of materials may inflate home prices Tennessean / Keith Russell

More Homeowners With Good Credit Getting Stuck With Higher-Rate Loans LA Times / Mike Hudson and E. Scott Reckard

Orange juice climbs as much as 2% Marketwatch / Myra P. Saefong

Armed with ETFs Marketwatch / John Spence

CO: Venture capital up 22% in Colorado Rocky Mountain News / Roger Fillion

Fill 'er up -- with beer? CNN via 1st Headlines

Tough Flying Conditions Morgan Stanley / Stephen Roach

US businesses see rising prices, but growth steady Reuters

Where Will the Fed Stop Tightening? Morgan Stanley / Richard Berner

Fed chief nominee -- today? CNN / Kathleen Hays

Review and Preview Morgan Stanley / Ted Wieseman and David Greenlaw

Venezuelan Local Debt Yields May Tumble, Threatening Inflation Bloomberg / Alex Kennedy

Appetite for dollar stays strong FT / Chris Flood

Manufactured homes building a reputation Arizona Republic / Christine L. Romero

Why You Should Pay to Read This NY Times / David Carr

Camera pioneer Kodak now playing catch-up Dallas Morning News via Seattle times / Crayton Harris

Cisco to Invest $1 Billion in India / Stephen Taub

Investors See Value in Decaying Detroit Assets Bloomberg / Doron Levin

OH: Survey finds economic optimism Cincinnati Enquirer / Jeff McKinney

Germany: Towards Fiscal Tightening? Morgan Stanley / Elga Bartsch

UK: Still expecting the economy to pick up Morgan Stanley / David Miles, Melanie Baker and Vladimir Pillonca

Poor Nations Are Littered With Old PC's, Report Says NY Times / Laurie J. Flynn

I Am Not Now, and Have Never Been, a PPT Member Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

US economy and the China trade deficit Brookes News / Gerard Jackson

ECB Should Worry About `Stag,' Not `Flation' Bloomberg / Matthew Lynn

World economy's eggs all in US consumers' basket Independent / Stephen King

The Fed: No Way Out? Northern Trust via Safehaven / Paul Kasriel

Budget debate now a fight for soul of GOP Christian Science Monitor / Gail Russell Chaddock

Simplified tax code: a tough sell Christian Science Monitor / David R. Francis

Security funding: New York vs. Wyoming Christian Science Monitor / Alexandra Marks

Oil Falls as Hurricane Wilma Is Expected to Miss U.S. Platforms Bloomberg / Angela Macdonald-Smith

Dollar May Advance on View U.S. Consumer Confidence Rebounded Bloomberg / Kosuke Goto and Chris Cooper

'Our belief is that there will be lots of winners' Guardian / Richard Wray

Fear of commitment - to investing Christian Science Monitor / Marilyn Gardner

Mystery at Refco: How Could Such a Huge Debt Stay Hidden? NY Times / Riva D. Atlas and Jonathan D. Glater

What the Refco Mess Teaches Us: The Meaning of the Term Counter Party Risk Safehaven / Bruce Culver

Katrina casts light on the other poor Christian Science Monitor / Daniel B. Wood

Greenspan Visits Scene of Fed's China Crime Bloomberg / William Pesek Jr.

Treasuries Poised for Worst Year Since 1999 as Fed Raises Rates Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton



The Arctic's new gold rush BBC News / Paul Reynolds

Should airlines return to regulation? Seattle Post Intelligencer / Bill Virgin

Old dollar woes return with Bernanke? Reuters / Rachel Koning

Is the Fed an Inflation Fighter or Creator? Ludwig von Mises Institute / Frank Shostak

Bernanke's no dove, Fed watchers say Marketwatch / Greg Robb

Nominee Forms Bonds and Policy Washington Post / Nell Henderson and Paul Blustein

He’s The Perfect Political Dupe for The Job NY Post / John Crudele

Bernanke’s Output Gaps National Review / John Tamny

New Fed Chief NY Post / Paul Tharp

Bernanke Put? Maybe Not FXMoney Trends via Safehaven / Jes Black

What to Make of Washington? National Review / David Malpass

Several Mutual Funds Rush To Settle Audits With IRS Bond Buyer / Alison L. McConnell

Fool’s Goldman NY Post / Roddy Boyd

Canada: Weak economy won't stop rate hikes: Dodge CP via Toronto Star / Sandra Cordon

Opening statement by David Dodge to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance Bank of Canada

Every which way but down The Economist

Fed nominee a master of `Oops!' Boston Herald / Brett Arends

Bernanke gets his chance Business Week via MSNBC / Rich Miller

Bernanke faces reputation as inflation 'dove' MSNBC / Martin Wolk

CA: Home prices up, sales down in region San Jose Business Journal

NY: Westchester-Putnam house prices at record highs Journal News / Jerry Gleason

Illinois home sales up 6.3% in September St. Louis Business Journal

Group: Mortgage lending to fall in 2006 AP via Beaufort Gazette / Aleksandrs Rozens

NY: Sovereign to buy Independence Bank for $3.6B Bloomberg via Newsday

10-Year Treasury Yield Highest Since March Dow Jones via / Rachel Koning

Bonds provide funds for expansion Ft. Meyers News Press / Jennifer Dunn

Bernanke not inflation dove many believe Reuters / Victoria Thieberger

A word on how to succeed Greenspan $ FT / Martin Wolf

Growth After Greenspan Tech Central Station / Richard Roll

Economists: Expect more of the same Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Pamela Gaynor

What's in Bernanke's Wallet? Slate / Henry Blodget

Hammer on home values is unlikely Orange County Register / Jonathan Lansner

Mortgage tax changes: Winners & losers CNN / Jeanne Sahadi

Investors disappointed by Amazon forecasts $ FT / Jonathan Birchall

Amazon posts lower profit Reuters via CNN

Tuesday's Commodities Roundup AP via NJ Post

Gold rebounds amid dollar weakness FT / Maria Silander

New money brings commodities into the mainstream Reuters / Barbara Lewis

Treasurys fall sharply on inflation fears AP via NJ Post

Bearish mood prevails in Treasuries FT / Jennifer Hughes, Joanna Chung and David Turner

Not Your Father's CD / Ed Zwirn

CBOT Catches A Bid From The Gurus Forbes / Matt Rand

Alexandra Fund Says It's Being Probed by Regulators Bloomberg / Katherine Burton

Ameritrade's fourth-quarter profit rises AP via USA Today

Severe challenges await Bernanke Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

SC: Bernanke’s youth in S.C. filled with achievement, work The State / Ben Werner

Basel Faulty? / Randy Myers

Bernanke steps into Greenspan's big shoes The Economist

Conservatives laud nominee Washington Times / Donald Lambro

Bernanke: U.S. inflation not spreading Reuters via CNN

Profile: Ben Bernanke BBC News / Steve Schifferes

Bernanke likely to stir debate on inflation policy Houston Chronicle / Jessica Holzer

Economic adviser is pick to head Federal Reserve Boston Globe / Charles Stein

A shining legacy of growth but also surging deficits Boston Globe

Bernanke Draws Mostly Positive Reviews LA Times / Joel Havemann

U.S. Consumer Confidence Index Fell to Two-Year Low Bloomberg / Victor Epstein

Existing home sales stay strong AP via NJ Post / Martin Crutsinger

DuPont Has Loss After Hurricane Costs, Tax Expenses Bloomberg / Jack Kaskey

October So Far Shows No Crash, But Not Much Fun Bloomberg / John Dorfman

Ben Bernanke Has a Lot Going for Him to Make It Bloomberg / John M. Berry

Bernanke's Success at Fed May Depend on Honing Political Skills Bloomberg / Craig Torres

Due Date Daily Standard / Irwin Stelzer

Transparency Wins, Fed Leaks Lose, With Bernanke Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

Greenspan's heir apparent Christian Science Monitor / Mark Trumbull

Bernanke Needs to Talk Tough Delta via Safehaven / Chip Hanlon

First on To-Do List: Tame Inflation NY Times / David Leonhardt

White House Gamble Pays for a Princeton Professor NY Times / Louis Uchitelle and Eduardo Porter

Bernanke - On the Road to Disaster Merk via Safehaven / Axel Merk

GM's Wagoner, Wilbur Ross Revive $558 Billion Auto-Bond Market Bloomberg / Caroline Salas

Size of Bankruptcy Bubble Surprises Banks NY Times / Eric Dash

Oil unlikely to go below US$50: banker Taipei Times / Amber Chung

Economists Mugged by Reality Tech Central Station / Arnold Kling

S. Korea's 3rd-Qtr GDP Grows 1.8%, Fastest in 2 Years Bloomberg / William Sim

Deutsche, UBS, Merrill, Again Predict Dollar Decline Bloomberg / Jake Lee

Dollar Advances as Confidence Report May Signal Faster Growth Bloomberg / Chris Cooper and Kosuke Goto

U.S. Consumer Confidence Probably Rose in October, Survey Says Bloomberg / Victor Epstein


As China rises, many rush to get on the `Middle Kingdom' bandwagon Knight Ridder / Tim Johnson

TX: A palace for money Houston Chronicle / Nancy Sarnoff

America needs a tax system that reflects its values $ FT / Ted Halstead

White House to reinstate wage rules CNN

CA: Home prices set for soft landing? Long Beach Press Telegram / Don Jergler

FL: Housing frenzy continues to boom as trends change Miami Herald / Martha Brannigan

Sovereign's shares pummeled AP via Morning Call / Deborah Yao

Bernanke & the Price Rule National Review / Victor A. Canto

Canada: RBC predicts solid economic growth CP via Toronto Star

Takin’ It To The Blog Pimco / Bill Gross

Gross: Bernanke will lower rates Marketwatch / Jonathan Burton

Bernanke hearing expected next month Reuters / Tim Ahmann

Receipt of the Truman Medal for Economic Policy Federal Reserve Board / Alan Greenspan

Bankruptcy filers may suffer double whammy in law change Tennessean / Jeanne A. Naujeck

FL: Home resale prices rise 27 percent Bradenton Journal / Melissa Followell

FL: State tells insurers to stick around St. Petersburg Times / Louis Hau

Microsoft's Gates: No fear of Google Marketwatch / Michael Paige

Real estate: Why are you paying 6%? CNN / Les Christie

A Rush to Commercial Property NY Times / Sana Siwolop

SEC subpoenas GM CNN / Chris Isidore

Treasuries Fall, Pushing 10-Year Yields to Highest Since March Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton

Argentina Sells $632M of Debt; State Bank Buys Most Bloomberg / Eliana Raszewski

Bernanke's bucks CNN / Chris Isidore

Yoda, pose downs, and Mr. Greenspan CNN / Allen Wastler

CA: Study finds jobs aren't fleeing California San Jose Business Journal / Daniel S. Levine

MI: IRS looks for taxpayers owed refunds Susan Tompor

Crisis? What Crisis? Tech Central Station / Alan Oxley

Korea's Dangerous Monetary Games Tech Central Station / Christopher Lingle

German Labor's New Reality NY Times / Mark Landler

Brazil Real Falls to 2-Week Low on Concern U.S. to Raise Rates Bloomberg / Elzio Barreto and Matthew Walter

The ambush waiting for Bernanke Morgan Stanley via LA Times and Real clear Politics / Stephen Roach

Best Fed chief? The invisible man Philadelphia Inquirer / Andrew Cassel

Modern Markets Shatter Model Of Fed Chairman's Power Washington Post / Steven Pearlstein

Refco insider co-operating with prosecutors $ FT / Andrew Parker, David Wighton and James Politi

Dow closes down 33, Nasdaq loses 9 AP via Philadelphia Inquirer / Michael J. Martinez

Tighter oversight approved for mortgage giants AP via San Diego Union Tribune / Marcy Gordon

Weekly Home Mortgage Rates AP via NJ Post

Home sales strong on post-storm demand Seattle Post Intelligencer

Dollar may slide on White House staff indictments Reuters / Nick Olivari

Wednesday Gold Coin Prices AP via NJ Post

Why bonds remain a favorable play Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Treasuries drop on mortgage-related selling Reuters

Treasuries Fall, Pushing 10-Year Yields to Highest Since March Bloomberg

Argentina Sets 8.75% Yield on 10-Year Bonds for Sale Today Bloomberg / Eliana Raszewski

Pressure grows to telecommute Baltimore Sun / Elizabeth Heubeck

Chicago Fed National Activity Index for September pdf Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

What Does Inflation Targeting Mean? Ludwig von Mises Institute / Roger Garrison

Questions Bernanke should be asked Baltimore Sun / Jay Hancock

Chicago Fed national activity index falls in Sept Reuters

Federal Reserve Nominee's Difference Is One of Style LA Times / Joel Havemann

Future Shock at the Fed NY Times / James Grant

Taking Aim at Oil's Riches LA Times via South Florida Sun Sentinel / Tom Petruno

Boeing's net rises, but strike takes toll Marketwatch / August Cole and Padraic Cassidy

Don't overestimate your tolerance for risky investments South Florida sun Sentinel / Humberto Cruz

Spooky data may haunt holiday sales AP via Chicago Sun Times / Anne D’Innocenzio

Is This Any Way to Pass a $3 Billion Bond Issue? Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

Bush Chooses Credentials Over Politics in Filling Fed Vacancies Bloomberg / Brendan Murray

Japan's Deficit Medicine Wouldn't Fly in U.S. Bloomberg / John M. Berry

UK: Bank governor dashes hopes of rate cut to boost growth Guardian / Laura Smith

The Currency Factor for International ETFs ETF Digest via Safehaven / Dave Fry

Next Fed chief: smartest ever? Christian Science Monitor / Ron Scherer

At the Fed, an Unknown Became a Safe Choice NY Times / Edmund L. Andrews, David Leonhardt, Eduardo Porter and Louise Uchitelle

Russia Rising as Energy Superpower on U.S. Demand Moscow Times / Valeria Korchagina

UK: Bank is powerless to fine-tune 'bumpy' economy, says Governor Independent / Susie Mesure

Japan's Trade Surplus Shrinks as Oil Costs Increase Bloomberg / Lily Nonomiya

Blair's Globalization Summit Offers Only Words Bloomberg / Matthew Lynn


Realtor chief: Tax reform plan could drop home prices 15% San Jose Business Journal

A grim reckoning The Economist

Ben There, Done That National Review / Tom Nugent

Barrick Gold profit triples CP via Globe and Mail

Study Hits InstitutionaI Investor Suits / Stephen Taub

Dimon still in the rough Marketwatch / David Weidner

The White House under siege The Economist

Korea: Sale of $1 Bil. State Bonds Oversubscribed Korea Times / Kim Jae-kyoung

Korea: State Bond Yield Breaches 5 Percent Korea Times / Seo Jee-yeon

U.S. economy on course for 'soft landing' AP via MSNBC

Fed chief: Y2K helped economy weather terror AP via MSNBC

Sizing Up Bernanke / Lisa Scherzer

Greenspan gets high marks despite economy AP via Myrtle Beach Sun

NY: 5th Ave. rents, highest in world, soar 38% Bloomberg via NY Daily News

Ranks of Amazon believers grow thin Marketwatch / Peter Brimelow

Scary times or trading opportunity? Marketwatch / Kevin Kerr

EU: When growth and social protections clash The Economist

Germany: Fighting to the top The Economist

Europe's Cassandra complex The Economist

India: Democracy's drawbacks The Economist

Latin America: Democracy's ten-year rut The Economist

NY: Lapping it up The Economist

Verizon, SBC Takeovers Approved by Justice Department Bloomberg / Robert Schmidt and Neil Roland

Boeing earnings merit an asterisk Tacoma News Tribune

Bernanke starts rounds on Capitol Hill Reuters / Tim Ahmann

Snow sees no housing bubble Reuters

Still treading water CNN / Amanda Cantrell

Microsoft profits up on Window sales Reuters

Janus Profit Falls 33%, but Net Inflow Is Up AP via LA Times

30-year rates hit 6.15% CNN

Take another look at confidence figure Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Headlong rush to global standards $ FT / Stella Fearnley and Shyam Sunder

Thursday's Metal Prices AP via NJ Post

US Treasuries ride weak durables to slim gains Reuters / Ros Krasny

The Ascension of Bernanke Into the Clouds Ludwig von Mises Institute / Frank Shostak

SBC to take AT&T name Dallas Morning News / Terry Maxon

Bayou Fraud Exposes Tale of Lies, Drugs, Violence Bloomberg / Katherine Burton and Rob Urban

FDIC Chairman Powell Praises House Committee Passage of Deposit Insurance Reform FDIC

Chirac Balks at EU Farm Cuts, Threatens Trade Talks Bloomberg / Emma Vandore

Contemplating profit, loss across U.S.-Mexican border Arizona Republic / Jon Talton

U.S. Durable Goods Orders Declined 2.1% in September Bloomberg / Joe Richter

Treasuries Remain Higher; Durables Decline More Than Forecast Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton

Eurozone bonds weaker on interest rate fears FT / Joanna Chung

WorldCom Banks to Pay $600 Million to Settle Bondholder Suits Bloomberg

Dollar falls against euro AP via NJ Post

Dollar hits two-year high against yen FT / Chris Flood

Papers not a must read Chicago Tribune / Mike Hughlett

Verizon Profit Rises 4.1 Percent to $1.87 Bln After Price Cuts Bloomberg / J. Kyle Foster

Goodyear quarterly earnings jump Reuters

Walgreens No. 5,000 Chicago Tribune

Shell Profit Surges to Record for the Oil Industry Bloomberg / Stephen Voss and Mathew Carr

MD: Baltimore is hot spot for commodities Baltimore Sun / Jamie Smith Hopkins

Wilma could cause vegetable prices to rise Pittsburgh Tribune Review

Bernanke: There's No Housing Bubble to Go Bust Washington Post / Nell Henderson

DC: Young Homebuyers Washington Post / Ylan Q. Mui and Michael Rosenwald

BondWorks Institutional Advisors via Safehaven / Levente Mady

What's Neutral Got To Do With It? Blasingham and Ellison Financial Group via Safehaven / Ron Ellison

Doubts Raised on Saudi Vow for More Oil NY Times / Jeff Gerth

As oil profits soar, scrutiny rises Christian Science Monitor / Ron Scherer

Bernanke's appointment is a good one, but he will certainly face a few shocks Independent / Hamish McRae

S&P: Russia's Banks Shrouded in Secrecy Moscow Times / Maria Levitov

Fat? Over 40? Don't bother applying for a Wal-Mart job Independent / Kathie Griffiths



Piper learns to say 'profit' in Chinese Minneapolis Star Tribune / Thomas Lee

Wealth inequality: data and models Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Entrepreneurship, Frictions, and Wealth Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

All news leads to the Fed Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

The Fed's limited reach Minneapolis Star Tribune / Mike Meyers

So long Alan and 'measured?' CNN / Paul R. La Monica

Wage growth trails profits Houston Chronicle / Jessica Holzer

WA: There’ll soon be a space for all those boxes of stuff Tacoma News Tribune

Bush faces crisis as Libby is indicted FT

Will the Internet become the UNTERNET? Tech Central Station / Carroll Andrew Morse

The $25 trillion land grab CNN / Paul Kaihla and Krysten Crawford

Realtors Defiant in Face of Gov't Lawsuit AP via Newsday / Greg Sandoval

IMF warns about potential U.S. consumption slowdown Reuters / Laura MacInnis

China Allows Its Currency to Inch Up Against Dollar IHT via NY Times / Keith Bradsher

Treasurys settle lower, cap bearish week AP via NJ Post

Friday's Commodities Roundup AP via NJ Post

Indictment reaches the White House The Economist

Prepared to expect the end of excess? Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Name switch to AT&T fits SBC to a T Orange County Register / Jonathan Lansner

Forex markets escape volatility FT / Chris Flood

EU: Strong data may prompt eurozone rate rise FT / Ralph Atkins

Growth Scare or Tipping Point? Morgan Stanley / Richard Berner and Ted Wieseman

U.S. Economy: Third-Quarter Growth Rose at 3.8% Rate Bloomberg / Joe Richter

The Bernanke Challenge Morgan Stanley / Stephen Roach

Fed is no place for inflation doves Philadelphia Inquirer / Andrew Cassel

Friday World Gold Prices AP via NJ Post

Oil prices hold above $61 on winter worries AP via NJ Post / Gilliam Wong

U.S. Treasuries up on mild wage gains Reuters

Fannie Mae portfolio slashed in 11th monthly fall Reuters / Julie Haviv

USD: Dollar Wobble Temporary; Risk in Late-2006 Possible Morgan Stanley / Stephen L. Jen

Deutsche Bank Third-Quarter Net Rises 46% to Record Bloomberg / Elena Logutenkova and David Scheer

G7: Asynchronous Demographic Trends and the Dollar Morgan Stanley / Stephen L. Jen

Mortgage Defaults on the Rise LA Times / Annette Haddad

CO: Apartment vacancy rate hits 4-year low Rocky Mountain News / John Rebchook

Mexico central bank cuts interest rates Reuters

Germany: What do 22,000 Germans tell us about bond yields, equity prices and risk aversion? Morgan Stanley / David Miles

Japan: Taxes, Clock Speeds, and Bond Yields Morgan Stanley / Robert Alan Feldman

"Helicopter Ben" is no Paul Volcker Euro Pacific via Safehaven / Peter Schiff

Fed Nominee Says He Will Avoid Fray Of Politics Washington Post / Nell Henderson

What if the Fed Chief Speaks Plainly? $ NY Times / Floyd Norris

Time to Talk About Why We Rebuild in Flood Zones Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

U.S. Economy Grew at a 3.6% Rate in Third Quarter, Survey Says Bloomberg / Joe Richter

Mexicans head north for a better life. Way north. Christian Science Monitor / Danna Harman

Holes in the Pipeline NY Times / Simon Romero and Jad Mouawad

Unleaded Gasoline: Bubble? Manipulated? Samurai Trader via Safehaven / David Champeau

Exxon Mobil Profit Soars 75% Washington Post / Justin Blum

CalPers chief joins Hermes Guardian / Patrick Collinson

Government Finds Evidence of a Softer Housing Market NY Times / Vikas Bajaj

The Rift's Repercussions Could Last Rest of Term Washington Post / Jonathan Weisman

Financial regulators ready themselves to get to grips with the hedge funds Independent / Julia Kollewe

Japan's Industrial Production Rose Less Than Expected Bloomberg / Lily Nonomiya

Bank of England Unanimity on Rates Will Fracture Bloomberg / Mark Gilbert


UK: alarming spike in repossessions before the housing bubble bursts Telegraph / Ian Cowie

Chairman Bernanke: The More Things Change, The More They Stay The Same Northern Trust via Safehaven / Paul Kasriel

The Bernanke Era Thoughts From The Frontline via Safehaven / John Mauldin

Is this the dawn of a new era for America? Telegraph / Max King

New boss may find Fed right on money Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / Avrum D. Lank

Tax code changes face tough road ahead Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / Avrum D. Lank

Stock shift casts more doubt on Fidelity succession Boston Herald / Brett Arends

Democrats blast oil subsidies Reuters via CNN

U.S. 10-Year Treasury Posts Weekly Drop, Heads for Monthly Loss Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton

DC: Halls already decked for holiday Washington Times / Jen Haberkorn

Cash glut hints at deeper issues Chicago Tribune / Greg Burns

FL: As oil profits rise, so do tempers St. Petersburg Times / Mark Albright

The red ink of a black October The Australian / Kevin Andrusiak

Euro Has Weekly Gain Versus Dollar as ECB Signals Higher Rates Bloomberg / Deborah Finestone

Consumers' spending soared during summer Washington Times / Patrice Hill

Economy Shrugs Off Hurricanes LA Times / Joel Havemann

2046: A boomer odyssey USA Today / Marco R. della Cava

Report: Cash woes hurt work efficiency USA Today via Arizona Republic / Stephanie Armour

Despite storms, economy posts gains Boston Globe / Robert Gavin

FL: Gas prices start tumbling down Orlando Sentinel / Christopher Boyd

CA: Mortgage default notices increase San Diego Union Tribune / Mike Freeman

4% drop in home sales, slower appreciation predicted for 2006 Dallas Morning News via Baltimore Sun / Steve Brown

The Nation's Housing: Commission scrutinizing big tax benefits Washington Post via Minneapolis Star Tribune / Kenneth Harney

Wal-Mart's October Sales Rise About 4.3%, Led by Food Bloomberg / Lauren Coleman-Lochner and Dan Hart

Fidelity Heir Sells Some of Her Stock Bloomberg via LA Times

The Heresy That Made Them Rich $ NY Times / Joseph Nocera

China Trade Surplus May Widen to $90 Billion in 2005 Bloomberg / Luo Jun

ECB sees higher inflation IHT / Carter Dougherty

New Offer by Europe on Trade Is Assailed NY Times / Dan Bilefsky and Edmund L. Andrews

European Bonds Post Worst Week Since February on ECB Rate View Bloomberg / Rodrigo Davies and Jake Lee


A fickle case of supply, demand Philadelphia Inquirer / Andrew Cassel

Could Big Oil be a scapegoat? Philadelphia Inquirer / Harold Brubaker

Expenses, taxes and size matter in choosing bond funds Marketwatch / Jonathan Burton

Be cautious of reverse mortgage option Dallas Morning News / Pamela Yip

Fed nomination raises inflation-target issue USA Today / Sue Kirchhoff

Some industries struggle to recover USA Today / Edward Iwata

The graying of the workforce Denver Post / Tom McGhee

CO: 1990s fund stars: Where are they now? Denver Post / Will Shanley

TX: Living with Wal-Mart Dallas Morning News / Maria Halkias

Stocks at the crossroads CNN / Alexandra Twin

Tax reform: Bush's next big idea? BBC News / Steve Schifferes

IMF-World Bank in WTO talks plea BBC News

Canada: Central Bank comes of age Toronto Star / Steven Theobald

ECB expected to signal that a rate rise is near FT / Ralph Atkins

US interest rates set to rise as Fed fears inflation FT / Andrew Balls

Crisis-management skills will be needed at the Fed  FT / Jeffrey Garten

Fed to maintain measured rate hike tactic Reuters / Alister Bull

The good and bad of luxury Dallas Morning News / Scott Burns

Coal may be hot, but cooler if you can't mine it Reuters / Steve James

Congress plays blame game with oil prices Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Gregory M. Drahuschak

EBay and others want you to look past options expenses. Don't. AP via Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Ellen Simon

Bush faces calls for shakeup, plenty of advice on righting the ship Knight Ridder / Ron Hutcheson

MD: Cos. to make condos home Boston Herald / Greg Turner

PA: Home prices continue to inflate Allentown Morning Call / Jeanne Bonner

In New Orleans, high-paying jobs have yet to return Knight Ridder / Brian Brueggemann

Sunnier side of life: U.S.: Let there be more light Boston Herald / Jay Fitzgerald

What Bond-Fund Holders Can Control Marketwatch via Wall Street Journal / Jonathan Burton

Fed pushes Americans toward saving LA Times via Chicago Tribune / Tom Petruno

What the New Fed Chief Means to You Wall Street Journal / Greg Ip

A saving grace to Fed's rate campaign? LA Times via Chicago Tribune / Tom Petruno

Oil industry unlikely to up production AP via Orange County Register / Brad Foss

Employment in U.S. Rebounds, Manufacturing Strong Bloomberg / Carlos Torres

Investors Hope Fed Move Will Bring Clarity AP via Chicago Triune / Michael J. Martinez

Fed Likely to Raise Rates Tuesday Wall Street Journal

NC: Is condo market driven by speculators? Charlotte Observer / Doug Smith

NV: Real estate prices soaring in Las Vegas AP via Charlotte Observer / Kathleen Hennessey

UK: Brown is looking like a man who threw it all away Independent / Christopher Walker

Safe and Boring Are Starting to Look Beautiful LA Times / Tom Petruno

Fed up with Greenspan... Scotsman / Bill Jamieson

Bernanke the man for the job The Age / Richard Webb

Want to Walk on Eggs? Try the Bond Market U.S. News & World Report  via NY Times / Paul J. Lim

Bernanke's Models, and Their Limits NY Times / Daniel Altman

After Greenspan, the deluge? Guardian – Observer / Heather Stewart

It's the rich what gets the pleasure ... Guardian – Observer / William Keegan

Fed will raise rates again to halt oil price inflation Guardian – Observer / Heather Stewart

Top Billing, Again, for the Fed NY Times / Conrad de Aenlle

They Shot The Messenger and Their Foot $ NY Times / Gretchen Morgenson

Time heals all dotcom wounds Guardian – Observer / James Robinson

Google Wants to Dominate Madison Avenue, Too NY Times / Saul Hansell

It Doesn't Mix With Oil, and the Market Is Drinking It Up NY times / J. alex Tarquinio

What We Have Here Is a Failure to Communicate NY Times / Richard Siklos

UK: More firms go under as growth falters Guardian – Observer / Heather Stewart



Democrats: Small business contract goal wasn't met Kansas City Business Journal / Kent Hoover

Treasury moves to alleviate bond shortage FT / Jennifer Hughes

Mortgages: 6% and beyond CNN / Rob Kelley

The first driving test of the credit derivatives industry $ FT / Richard Beales

Dell's Scary Surprise Forbes / Chris Kraeuter

The rising risk of a hard landing $ FT / Stephen Roach

Consumers don't see burden getting lighter Dallas Morning News / Pamela Yip

Fed rate hike a foregone conclusion Marketwatch / Greg Robb

What should we expect from Bernanke now that he is the Fed’s chairman? Brookes News / Dr Frank Shostak

Munis: Volume Drops Off In October Bond Buyer / Maxwell Meyers

21 States (and D.C.) Get Boost in Private-Activity Bond Volume Cap Bond Buyer / Alison L. McConnell

FL: Housing costs could send jobs packing St. Petersburg Times / Robert Trigaux

Mexico's Central Bank Lowers 2005 Growth Forecast Bloomberg / Patrick Harrington

Brazil, Mexico Reduce Number of Rate-Setting Meetings Bloomberg / Adriana Arai and Parra-Bernal

WTO talks dangerously adrift after EU offer fails to impress AFP via EU Business

Harry Schultz on stocks, gold and the flu Marketwatch / Peter Brimelow

Wall Street's 'Brainwashing Machine' Marketwatch / Paul B. Farrell

U.S. Stocks Gain for Second Day on Oil Drop; Wal-Mart Rallies Bloomberg / Dune Lawrence

FCC approves SBC-AT&T, Verizon-MCI unions AP via Tallahassee Democrat

Oil Price to Come Down Further Clif Droke Market Analysis via Safehaven / Clif Droke

Is 'white' the only color of success? Christian Science Monitor / Marilyn Gardner

Monday's Money Rates AP via NJ Post

Monday's Commodities Roundup AP via NJ Post

Bonds barely budge as investors await data AP via NJ Post

Survey: CEO compensation jumps 30% in 2004 Reuters via USA Today

United records $1.8 billion 3Q loss Rocky Mountain News / Chris Walsh

Diverse portfolio yields security AP via Lansing State Journal / Meg Richards

FL: Affordable prices drive sizzling condo market Orlando Sentinel / Jack Snyder

Tax 'em Till They Turn Red Slate / Daniel Gross

The Mystery of Philip Morris' Nicotine Inhaler South Florida Sun Sentinel / Myron Levin

Dell cuts forecasts due U.S. consumer, UK weakness Reuters / Philipp Gollner

Bumpy road for GM, Ford CNN / Chris Isidore

Oil futures settle below $60 a barrel AP via Houston Chronicle / Gillian Wong

Gas prices move below $2.50 CNN

The threat behind consumer spending CNN / Kathleen Hays

Consumers drawing their own conclusions Chicago Sun Times / Terry Savage

Fidelity's Stansky to retire amid manager changes Reuters / Mark Wilkerson

After his toughest week, Bush comes out fighting The Economist

Review and Preview Morgan Stanley / Ted Wieseman and David Greenlaw

Bad News Bonds / Stephen Taub

No Hurry to Change Fedspeak Morgan Stanley / Richard Berner

Regional Highlights Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Steve Case Resigns From Time Warner Board AP via Baltimore Sun / Seth Sutel

Here Comes the Indian Consumer Morgan Stanley / Stephen Roach

EU: Dismissed from Emergency Ward? Morgan Stanley / Eric Chaney

EU: Of Dogs That Bark and Bite Morgan Stanley / Elga Bartsch

Japan: Forward-Leaning Stance Slightly Toned Down, But ... Morgan Stanley / Takehiro Sato

Fed hike seen as certainty Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Deflation: the hidden dragon Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

U.S. September Personal Spending Rises 0.5%; Incomes Rise 1.7% Bloomberg / Bob Willis

NY: Hot, but not bubbling badly Newsday / Tomoeh Murakami Tse

Bush to Nominate Alito to Supreme Court AP via Forbes

OPEC sees crude at $45-$55/bbl in 2006 Reuters / Dmitry Zhdannikov

Oil futures slip below $61 a barrel AP via NJ Post / Gillian Wong

Eurozone inflation surge: fact or fiction? Reuters / Brian Love

Euro eases as rate decisions awaited FT / Darryl Thomson

Japan sees deflation years ending BBC News

Japan bank may end easy monetary policy AP via NJ Post

Forget the Greenspan model, Bernanke's first challenge is to become boring Ben Independent / Stephen King

Alan Greenspan Gives Ben Bernanke Some Pointers Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

With Bernanke at Bat, Fed Will Target Inflation Bloomberg / Kevin Hassett

New ETFs take investors into uncharted territory Marketwatch / John Spence

Hedge Funds May Be Stung by Losses in October NY Times / Riva D. Atlas

ABN Amro Third-Quarter Net Rises 35% on Brazil Profit Bloomberg / Joana Quintanilha

NY: Commercial property prices face less risk Newsday / Tomoeh Murakami Tse

GM, Ford May Report October Declines as U.S. Auto Sales Slip Bloomberg / Barbara Powell

To Battle the Telephone Giants, Small Internet Providers Choose Wi-Fi as a Weapon NY Times / Matt Richtel and Ken Belson

U.S. Sept. Personal Spending Probably Rose 0.5%, Survey Says Bloomberg / Bob Willis

No irrational exuberance as Greenspan departs Guardian / Ashley Seager

Russians Say Volcker Report Based on Forgeries AP via Moscow Times / Alex Nicholson

Japan's Bonds Set for Monthly Drop Before BOJ, as Stocks Gain Bloomberg / Keiko Ujikane

Why worry? There seems to be any number of reasons Guardian / Nils Pratley

Don't balance the budget on the backs of the poor Christian Science Monitor / David R. Francis

Bond Firms Say Bernanke Will Be an Inflation Hawk at the Fed Bloomberg / Michael McDonald

Euro May Gain on Speculation ECB Is Closer to Raising Rates Bloomberg / Kabir Chibber

Toyota Trounces Detroit in a Million Little Ways Bloomberg / Doron Levin