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Overheated housing market is cooling USA Today / Adam Shell

Waking the dogs The Economist

Inflation lifts new I Bond rate to 6.73% USA Today / Sandra Block

Fight, Said Fed / Mark Glassman

Delphi bankruptcy to cause $10 billion in losses AP via Bradenton Journal

Consumers cut back to afford cost of fuel Washington Times / Patrice Hill

NYSE profit rises tenfold to $22 million Marketwatch / David Weidner

Putnam advertising questioned Marketwatch / Bill Donoghue

Tax panel urges major changes Marketwatch / William L. Watts

Canada: Bankruptcies continue to increase Ottawa Business Journal

Eurozone manufacturing activity hits 13-month high AFP via EU Business

Construction spending hits all-time high AP via Mercury News

CO: Housing peaks Colorado Springs Gazette / Rich Laden

FL: Boom's over, but no sign of a bust South Florida Sun Sentinel / Mary Umberger

Volcker warns inflation may become problem AP via Tacoma News Tribune / Edith M. Lederer

TV You'll Want To Pay For Slate / Ivan Askwith

Bond yields climb after Fed rate hike FT / Richard Beales

Oil prices hold below $60 a barrel FT / Kevin Morrison

Citrus crop crushed South Florida Sun Sentinel / Jerry W. Jackson

Hedge fund regulation must not be intrusive $ FT / Ian Morley

U.S. Stocks Snap Two-Day Rally on Fed Decision, Dell Forecast Bloomberg / Dune Lawrence

Black Friday at Wal-Mart revealed? CNN / Parija Bhatnagar

Bill Clinton: Bush making 'grievous error' with deficits Marketwatch

Democrats force Senate into rare closed session Knight Ridder / James Kuhnhenn and Jonathan S. Landay

Federal Reserve lifts rates quarter point to 4% FT / Andrew Balls

Fannie Mae meets required capital surplus AP via NJ Post

Tuesday's commodities roundup AP via NJ Post

Emerging debt-Prices edge higher, relief on Fed view cited Reuters / Walker Simon

Bond prices settle after Fed rate hike AP via NJ Post

Microsoft to Enter Online Services Market AP via LA Times / Michael Liedtke

Toyota U.S. October Sales Rise While GM, Ford Decline Bloomberg

U.S. Auto Sales Fall Sharply in October AP via LA Times / Dee-Ann Durbin

"Fed cred" keeps inflation ideas low - SF Fed study Reuters

Fed Raises Rate to 4%, Says Inflation Under Control Bloomberg / Scott Lanman and Craig Torres

FOMC Statement Federal Reserve Board

Fidelity shake-up might not be over: experts Reuters / Mark Wilkinson

Powell Announces His Resignation as Chairman of The FDIC FDIC

Plan would drastically simplify tax code AP via Houston Chronicle

DIARY-Federal Reserve Events Reuters

Meet the New Chairman Daily standard / Irwin Stelzer

US Treasuries fall on strong ISM factory survey Reuters

U.S. Economy: Manufacturing Expands at Year's 2nd-Fastest Pace Bloomberg / Joe Richter

The Boon of Big Oil Profits National Review / John Tamny

Russia: Crude Exports to Rise by Third Bloomberg via Moscow Times

Holiday airfares taking off Raleigh News and Observer / Dudley Price

United deeper in red Denver Post / Kelly Yamanouchi

UAL Reports $1.8 Billion Loss / Craig Schneider

Businesses produce tons of data on a daily basis. Making sense of  that information is no small feat / John Edwards

Detroit, U.S. worlds apart Detroit Free Press / Tom Walsh

World Bank says oil windfall aids ruble AP via Beaufort Gazette / Alex Nicholson

Canada: Personal bankruptcies rise 3.3% CP via Globe and Mail

Dollar hits peak ahead of expected rate hike FT / Darryl Thomson

Extra mortgage payments? CDs? Philadelphia Inquirer / Jeff Brown

UBS upbeat after strong quarterly profits $ FT

Procter & Gamble posts higher profit Reuters

How To Play: A Potential Holiday Retail Slump Forbes / Tom Van Riper

Here’s A More Likely Reason For The Market’s Big Rally NY Post / John Crudele

A New Weapon for Wal-Mart: A War Room NY times / Michael Barbaro

List of worries awaits new Fed chief Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Bernanke Faces Stiff Challenges Forbes / Oxford Analytica

The Myth of the All-Powerful Fed Washington Post / Allan Sloan

Assisted-living costs jump 15% Dallas Morning News / Bob Moos

Danger at the bottom Dallas Morning News / Scott Burns

Big Jump For Prices  NY Post / Paul Tharp

CA: You make the call Orange County Register / Jonathan Lansner

Boom's over, but no sign of a bust Chicago Tribune / Mary Umberger

Court Nominee Has Free-Market Bent LA Times / Molly Selvin

A Gift From Uncle Sam Forbes / Carrie Coolidge

T-bills yield highest rates in 4 1/2 years AP via Baltimore Sun

Bernanke May Be Caught Between Inflation, Slowdown Concerns Bloomberg / Scott Lanman

Never (Well, Almost Never) Sell Dull Market Short Bloomberg / Chet Currier

In this economy, the 'R' word means resilient Christian Science Monitor / Mark Trumbull

U.S. Oct. ISM Index to Show Manufacturing Growth, Survey Says Bloomberg / Joe Richter

Marrying two seasonal patterns Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

Copper bubble feared NY Times via IHT / Heather Timmons

Morgan Stanley, Funds Bet on China Real Estate as Boom Falters Bloomberg / Samuel Shen

Hedge funds lick wounds after brutal October NY Times via IHT / Riva D. Atlas

UK: A harsh winter in store for retailers Guardian / Larry Elliott

Japan's New Cabinet Pressures BOJ to Maintain Policy Bloomberg / Lily Nonomiya

Chairman Nominee May Bring a New Openness to the Fed NY Times / Edmund L. Andrews

Merrill Lynch Gold Fund Buys in South Africa Amid Record Prices Bloomberg / David Clarke


Chinese contradiction on capitalism $ FT / John Gapper

Hurricane hangover still hitting jobs CNN / Chris Isidore

Eurozone bond yields hit 15-month high FT / Ivar Simensen, Richard Beales and David Turner

The Questionable Legacy of Alan Greenspan Century Foundation via Fiend’s SuperBear Page / Thomas Palley

One-third of consumers to spend less this holiday season Marketwatch / Andrea Coombes

MBAs gain in popularity Dallas Morning News / Ieva M. Augstums

Home shopping deja vu: Party like it's the '70s Minneapolis Star Tribune / Chris Serres

Dollar continues charge vs. yen Marketwatch / Rachel Koning

For most of us, there's a lot to like about the new tax proposal St. Louis Post Dispatch / David Nicklaus

Qwest investors focus on Nacchio Denver Post / Beth Potter

GM's Oct. sales plunge nearly 23% Lansing State Journal / Barbara Wieland

From Miers to Bernanke to Greenspan National Review / Bruce Bartlett

CA: Homeowner gap widens Long Beach Press Telegram / Don Jergler

WA: Wood stove are red-hot this winter Washington Times / Kara Rowland

Paying points on loans may make comeback AP via NJ Post / Aleksandrs Rozens

Fed focus on energy prices a clear hawkish hint Reuters / Alister Bull

Fed's rate hike lacks sting this time around Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Len Boselovic

Greenspan's Parting Moves Business Week via MSNBC / Michael Wallace

Deutsche Telekom to Slash 32,000 Jobs Washington Post via Google News / Matt Moore

Wednesday's commodities roundup AP via Beaufort Gazette

Here We Go Again Tech Central Station / Jack Rafuse

High fuel prices driving employees to change jobs San Jose Business Journal

No dollar gain without pain? Wall Street Journal via Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Craig Karmin and Yuka Hayashi

Politicians Are Phonies When It Comes to the Budget Real Clear Politics / Robert Samuelson

NV: Strip is stretching southward Las Vegas sun / Liz Benston

Germany: Not Going So Grand Morgan Stanley / Elga Bartsch

Cracks appear in Germany's grand coalition The Economist

Repo Men Slate / Daniel Gross

PNC to re-enter mortgage business Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Thomas Olson

Online holiday spending expected at $18 bil. Chicago Sun Times / Sandra Guy

Time Warner Posts Higher Profit, Increases Buyback Bloomberg / Cecile Daurat

County employment Shocks and rebounds Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis / Elizabeth Ball, Terry Fitzgerald and Mark Holland

FRBSF Working Paper Series Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Treasuries Decline, Pushing 10-Year Yields to Seven-Month High Bloomberg / Deborah Finestone

Is MBIA off the hook? Fortune via CNN / Bethany McLean

Higher bond yields surprise investors Arizona Republic / Russ Wiles

30-Year Bond to Return February 9 / Stephen Taub

Consumer ire grows over oil profits FT / Sheila McNulty

Qualcomm Profit Rises on Increase in Royalty Revenue Bloomberg /                  Peter J. Brennan

Google: The $400 gorilla CNN / Paul R. La Monica

U.S. Stocks Resume Rally on Time Warner Profit; Chipmakers Gain Bloomberg / Dune Lawrence

Is This Any Way to Run a Railroad? / John Goff

SEC man who smoothed a difficult path $ FT / Andrew Parker

NY: Plan could hit home values Newsday / Tomoeh Murakami Tse

Greenspan's last act: Ending an era of cheap borrowing NY Times via IHT / Edmund L. Andrews

US warns trade talks could fail BBC News

German jobless rate heads lower BBC News

Fed move spurs dollar gains FT / Chris Flood

U.S. Brings Back 30-Year Treasury Bond AP via Baltimore Sun / Martin Crutsinger

Yields and built-in brakes CNN / Kathleen Hays

Treasuries Decline; Reports May Bolster Fed's Rate Policy Bloomberg / Deborah Finestone

Bonds still thinking about Fed CNN

Rising rates turn cash into good gift Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

US home loan requests fall on 16-month-high rates Reuters / Julie Haviv

Quarterly profits surge at Credit Suisse $ FT / Haig Simonian

CBOT October volume 3.5 percent higher than year ago Reuters

Tax reform panel wasted time producing good ideas Baltimore Sun / Jay Hancock

Blue State Blues Forbes / Janet Novack

DIARY-Federal Reserve Events Reuters

More rate increases expected as Fed keeps fighting inflation threat AP via San Diego Union Tribune / Martin Crutsinger

Federal Reserve Raises Key Interest Rate to 4% LA Times / Bill Sing

Fed May Be on Road to Neutral Monetary Policy Bloomberg / John M. Berry

It All Depends on the Meaning of Accommodative Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

Bonds That Reward Buyers Who Look Beyond Stereotypes Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

Feeling seasick? Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

Businesses bolt for bankruptcy Cincinnati Enquirer

UBS Posts 71% Profit Increase on Rise in Oil-Related Wealth NY Times / Tom Wright

Weill's Daughter Has Father's Performance Gene Bloomberg / Graef Crystal

Euro May Climb on Speculation ECB's Trichet to Signal Rate Rise Bloomberg / Kosuke Goto and Chris Cooper

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

The Fed Lifts Rates Again, Despite Rise in Fuel Price NY Times / Edmund L. Andrews

Hedge Fund Self-Regulation May Bring Redemption Bloomberg / Matthew Lynn


NY: Co-op prices slowing down Newsday / Pradnya Joshi

Association Opposes Tax Reform Proposal to Make Muni Bond Interest Taxable to Corporations Bond Market Association

Parsing the Tax Plans / Mark Glassman

Economy in bad shape, expert says ABC / AM via Fiend’s SuperBear Page / Peter Ryan

Time to stash cash? Globe and Mail / Teva Grant

CA: Rates cool house buys Long Beach Press Telegram / Gregory Wilcox

Hedge Clipped $100M NY Post / Roddy Boyd

MO: Mortgage bankers try for clarity St. Louis Post Dispatch / Jack Naudi

Tectonic plates of the world economy shift Independent / Hamish McRae

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

Fed's Fisher-Greenspan transition must be smooth Reuters / Alister Bull

US junk bond funds report $132 mln weekly outflow Reuters / Dena Aubin

Fed's Fisher-Flat yield curves reflect inflation Reuters

Snow sets sights on cutting US budget deficit FT / Andrew Balls and Edward Alden

Senate approves billions in spending cuts Reuters / Richard Cowan

Sam Alito, Financial Whiz Slate / Henry Blodget

Congress is ignoring looming problems, experts say Knight Ridder / Kevin G. Hall

GOP warms to 'tax' on oil Washington Times / Patrice Hill

Bush's Approval Rating Drops to Low Point in Polls Bloomberg / William Roberts

Retail money funds rose in latest week AP via NJ Post

As interest rates rise, lenders look at riskier business Tacoma News Tribune / Aleksandrs Rozens

ECB chief warns governments to restore fiscal order FT / Ralph Atkins

ECB says it may lift rates 'at any time' IHT / Carter Dougherty

Officials see global trade-talk hurdles Washington Times / Jeffrey Sparshott

Consumer Reports: Shopping online smarter AP via NJ Post / May Wong to sell individual book pages AP via NJ Post / Hillel Italie

Merck Wins New Jersey Trial Over Pain Medicine Vioxx Bloomberg / David Voreacos and Sophia Pearson

Wal-Mart sponsors economic conference, but is it risky? AP via Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Anne D’Innocenzio

FL: Hurricane an opportunity to make things better South Florida Sun Sentinel / Marcia Heroux Pounds

IRS: audits increase 20% CNN / Rob Kelley

Qwest sells $1.1 billion in bonds Rocky Mountain News

Aluminium hits 10-year high FT / Maria Silander

Oil prices jump more than $2 per barrel AP via Houston Chronicle  / Brad Foss

Backlash forms over oil profits Houston Chronicle / David Ivanovich  and Lynn J. Cook

U.S Monetary Authorities Did Not Intervene In FX Market During the Third Quarter Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Economists see a less aggressive Fed CNN / Steven Radwell

Greenspan warns of inflation uncertainty FT / Andrew Balls

Greenspan Says Growth `Firm,' Inflation `Uncertain' Bloomberg / Craig Torres and Scott Lanman

Two tribes go to war $ The Economist

U.S. Senate Nearing Approval of $36 Bln Budget Plan Bloomberg / Catherine Dodge

Pretty in pink $ The Economist

Wages for highly skilled technology workers improve Philadelphia Inquirer / Jane M. Von Bergen

U.S. Economy: Services Index, Productivity Increase Bloomberg / Courtney Schlisserman and Carlos Torres

CA: Blowing up the boxes The Economist

AZ: Manufacturers struggling to find skilled workers Arizona Republic / Yvette Armendariz

Tired of globalization The Economist

The struggle against superbugs The Economist

Fruit that falls far from the tree The Economist

The hidden wealth of the poor The Economist

From Marx to marketing The Economist

Iran: Is the new president truly an exterminator? The Economist

Japan: Koizumi's last shuffle $ The Economist

UK: Out of pocket $ The Economist

EU: The story of Europe and farming $ The Economist

Brazil: The harnessing of nature's bounty $ The Economist

Euro slips on Trichet comments FT / Darryl Thomson

Uncle Sam visits his restive neighbours The Economist

Bush Faces Rising Anti-U.S. Sentiment at Summit of Americas Bloomberg / Roger Runningen

U.S. Treasuries retreat as ISM services recovers Reuters

Treasuries Fall as ISM Services Index Rises More Than Forecast Bloomberg / Rodrigo Davies and Deborah Finestone

Rising rates favor I bonds Philadelphia Inquirer / Jeff Brown

Eurozone bonds steady after ECB rates held FT / Joanna Chung

Pimco's Mather Beats Europe Funds; Inflation Beckons Bloomberg / Rodrigo Davies

U.S. rate futures sag on Greenspan comments Reuters

Cherish a last Greenspan appearance Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Economic outlook Federal Reserve Board / Alan Greenspan

Monetary Credibility, Inflation, and Economic Growth Federal Reserve Board / Roger W. Ferguson, Jr.

Fed's Minehan appearance at conference cancelled Reuters

U.S. business productivity surges Reuters via CNN

Cold weather lifts October retail sales AP via Philadelphia Inquirer / Anne D’Innocenzio

Paying no principal may not be in your interest Dallas Morning News / Scott Burns

Mortgage lenders see profits shrink Orange County Register

Evidence builds for cooler housing market as affordability approaches 14-year low Bloomberg via South Florida Sun Sentinel / Courtney Schlisserman

CA: Apartment-sector correction seen San Diego Union Tribune / Mike Freeman

Spotting the next Tyco CNN / Marc Gunther

Wall Street's Paying Up Forbes / Liz Moyer

Stock Options: Closer to Consensus? / Craig Schneider

MI: Boom or bust? A lot depends on workers Detroit Free Press / John Gallagher

Oil futures fall after U.S. supply report sends mixed signals AP via Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Brad Foss

Currency Strategists: Banks Sees Won Gains Versus Yen Bloomberg / Christina Soon

Goodbye, My Sweet Deduction NY Times / Eduardo Porter and David Leonhardt

New Jersey $123 Mln Swap Fee Enriches Banks at Public's Expense Bloomberg / Andrew Pratt

Yes, Immigration May Lift Wages NY Times / Virginia Postrel

Year-end rally begins to take shape Marketwatch / David Callaway

Henry Blodget Is Back Selling Internet Moonshine Bloomberg / Mark Gilbert

BondWorks Institutional Advisors via Safehaven / Levente Mady

Imagine Blasingham and Ellison Financial Group via Safehaven / Ron Ellison



Economies of Scale and Continuing Consolidation of Credit Unions Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Tax on windfall profits would send wrong signal to Big Oil St. Louis Post Dispatch / David Nicklaus

A snore on the pit floor $ FT / Jamie Chisholm

Another difficult week for government bonds FT / Joanna Chung

Treasury note off 3/32; yield up 0.01 pct. AP via Beaufort Gazette

Canada: Bondholders fail to block Stelco financing plan CP via Toronto Star / Tara Perkins

Bernanke hearing to be held Nov. 15 Reuters via CNN

5 reasons the Fed will fumble in 2006 MSN Money / Jim Jubak

The Bernanke Fed The Speculative Investor via Safehaven / Steve Saville

Dollar Climbs to 18-Month High Against Euro on Rate Prospects Bloomberg / Joshua Krongold and Michael McDonald

Dollar surge ignores global imbalances Reuters / Mike Dolan

Friday's commodities roundup AP via NJ Post

Oil prices slide back to $60 Reuters via CNN

Sept. trade gap should shatter records Marketwatch / Gregg Robb

Job market struggles to regain footing AP via Philadelphia Inquirer / Jeannine Aversa

Pentagon Spending Cuts May Affect Boeing AP via Forbes

Stocking stuffers, long before stuffing Houston Chronicle / David Kaplan

NASDAQ Indexes AP via NJ Post

Wachovia jumps back into credit cards Charlotte Observer / Binyamin Appelbaum

E-Trade stock, bonds to finance acquisition Marketwatch / Lisa Sanders

Flat yield curve spurs bank buybacks Marketwatch / Lisa Sanders

Sovereign investor denounces the bank Philadelphia Inquirer / Joseph N. DiStefano

EBay Founder Gives $100 Million to Tufts AP via Chicago Tribune

LA: Revenue loss from Katrina prompts La. lawmakers to consider cuts Knight Ridder / George Pawlaczyk

Worldwide economic crunch seems inevitable Financial Express via Fiend’s SuperBear Page / Christopher Lingle

Canada: Jobless rate lowest since 1975 CP via Toronto Star / Sandra Cordon

Show us the money - or watch out Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Federal Reserve 'puzzled' on rates Washington Times / Patrice Hill

Bond prices are mostly higher at midday AP via NJ Post

Qwest Moves to Refinance Costly Debt / Stephen Taub

WA: Local broker charged with fraud Seattle Post Intelligencer / Candace Heckman

GAO rips into Amtrak finances Washington Times / William Glanz

U.S. timberland gets pricey as big money seeks shelter Pittsburgh Post Gazette / E.S. Browning

Gasoline prices may have eased, but diesel still has truckers, others feeling pain at the pump Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Jim McKay and Elwin Green

TX: Help wanted for real estate market Dallas Morning News / Steve Brown

Bankruptcies in England and Wales soar AP via NJ Post

IMF chief: oil prices endanger economy AP via Beaufort Gazette

Treasuries up on weaker-than-expected US jobs data Reuters

Friday Gold Coin Prices AP via NJ Post

Crude Oil, Heating Oil Fall as Mild Weather Cuts U.S. Fuel Use Bloomberg / Mark Shenk

6.31% and rising: Fed ups mortgage rates for a fourth week AP via Detroit Free Press / Martin Crutsinger

Zero? Less than zero? CNN / Alexandra Twin

A Gulf Recovery Boom? Morgan Stanley / Richard Berner

Job growth weaker than expected Reuters / Glenn Somerville

U.S. October Payrolls Rise 56,000, Trailing Forecast Bloomberg / Bob Willis

Bush's eerie silence on tax reform Boston Globe / Thomas Oliphant

Bush Pushes Free Trade; Protesters, Chavez Object Bloomberg / Roger Runningen

Tax simplification made truly simple Philadelphia Inquirer / Andrew Cassel

Eminent domain looks less imminent CNN / Shaheen Pasha

USD: From Nominal to Real Morgan Stanley / Stephen L. Jen

Dollar moves higher after Fed comments FT / Darryl Thomson

Dollar Rises to Year's High Against Euro After Jobs Report Bloomberg / Joshua Krongold and Michael McDonald

IL: October slow, but holiday sales hopes revived Chicago Sun Times / Sandra Guy

EU: The ECB Keeps Barking Morgan Stanley / Elga Bartsch

China and the Worldview Morgan Stanley / Stephen Roach

World Bank’s business is aid not commerce $ FT / Desmond Lachman

To Fight Rising Prices, Fed Nominee May Need New Weapons NY Times / Louis Uchitelle

Home of the State Spending Straitjacket Loosens Up Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

Darkness before the dawn? Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

The Dollar - It's Now or Never... Clive Maund via Safehaven / Clive Maund

China Can Withstand More Flexible Currency, Zhou Says Bloomberg / Rob Delaney

Inflation watchers advised to follow the golden rule Guardian / Ashley Seager

Carnies Everywhere M2 via Safehaven / John Mackenzie

Crude Futures Extend Gains After $2 Jump AP via Orlando Sentinel / Gillian Wong

Pricing Drugs as if They Were Cars $ NY Times / Floyd Norris

U.S. Probably Added 120,000 Jobs in October, Survey Shows Bloomberg / Bob Willis

World Bank's Former Chief Will Be Hired by Citigroup NY Times / Eric Dash

Fidelity Takes a Chance Shaking Up Magellan Fund Bloomberg / Chet Currier

Profits soar, but stocks pause Christian Science Monitor / Mark Trumbull

U.S. Airlines -- All-Time Losers, and Counting Bloomberg / David Pauly

Bank of Japan's Course Might Renew Deflation Bloomberg / John M. Berry

Job Summit of the Americas Tech Central Station / Martin Krause


Hard to lick this deal for rarest stamps in world NY Daily News

Banking on the ultrawealthy Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / Paul Gores

A little harder to sell AP via Houston Chronicle / Ken Maguire

Boom in Boomer Housing Washington Post / Eileen Rivers

Insiders Beware NY Post / Roddy Boyd and Zachery Kouwe

BB&T's focus: Growth, efficiency Charlotte Observer / Rick Rothacker

Businesses get blogged! LOL! Minneapolis Star Tribune / H. J. Cummins

Canada: Pushing 'full employment' Toronto Star / Naomi Carniol

No trade deal for Bush at Americas Summit Marketwatch

Americas Summit Ends With Leaders Split Over Trade Bloomberg / Roger Runningen

Jobs report puzzles investors Chicago Sun Times / Christopher Wang

Hurricanes flatten employment in U.S. Washington times / Patrice Hill

CA: Gas prices give illusion of a bargain Contra Costa Times / George Avalos

Can consumers keep keeping economy afloat? AP via Chicago Sun Times / Ellen Simon

Reports show U.S. economy mending AP via Myrtle Beach Sun / Martin Crutsinger

Working from home trend stays stagnant Boston Globe via Arizona Republic

Plumbing. Telephone. Television. Wireless. Chicago Tribune / Jon Van

Debtor filings create losses Washington Times / Tom Ramstack

High-tech condos hold their value and sell easily Seattle Post via Intelligencer / Holden Lewis

House Boats Blasingham and Ellison Financial Group via Safehaven / Ron Ellison

Are the Fed’s growth concerns overdone? Financial Express via Google News / V. Anantha Nageswaran

So Far Not So Good Euro Pacific Capital via Safehaven / Peter Schiff

Japan Five-Year Notes Have Biggest Weekly Loss Since June 2004 Bloomberg / Chris Cooper

Home Building Loses Its Commanding Lead in Setting Economy's Pace NY Times / Floyd Norris

High Prices for Energy Hold Down Job Growth NY Times / David Leonhardt

Five Bidders for Remains of Refco NY Times / Jenny Anderson

Berkshire Says Storm Claims Trigger Lowest Profit Since 2001 Bloomberg / Jesse Westbrook

Our Love-Hate Relationship With Wal-Mart $ NY Times / Joseph Nocera

Won, Taiwan Dollar Have Weekly Declines; Central Banks May Sell Bloomberg / Christina Soon and Yumi Kuramitsu

Britons going bust: total soars by 46% in a year Guardian / Ashley Seager, Laura Smith, Larry Elliott


What, Me Worry? AxcessNews via Fiend’s SuperBear Page / Paul Petillo

Bernanke should take a few new steps of his own Clarion Ledger via Fiend’s SuperBear Page / Mark Weisbrot

China's tactics could increase screams for trade protection St. Louis Post Dispatch / David Nicklaus

Health savings accounts catch on Wichita Eagle / Andi Atwater

It's the cost of power, not labor, that's driving Alcoa overseas Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Rick Stouffer

Adjustable rate mortgages can become costly Sacramento Bee / Scott Hanson

White House looks to round out Fed board Reuters / Tim Ahmann and Caren Bohan

Who would win, lose if mortgage tax break ends? Chicago Sun Times / Mary Dalrymple

Some advise adding metals to portfolio AP via NJ Post

Consumers battered by wave of economic woes Oakland Tribune / Francine Brevetti

Credit to Crunch NY Post / Tracy Byrnes

Banks hike minimum payments Oakland Tribune / Francine Brevetti

Sometimes - not now - it pays to sell home yourself Boston Herald / Rick Schaffer

With 5 homes, couple's plans require tweaking San Diego Union Tribune / Rachel Laing

Homeowners may not like reform Boston Herald / Kenneth R. Harney

Best of tax reforms simplify the code St. Petersburg Times / Helen Huntley

NC: Why Germany loves us so much Charlotte Observer / Leigh Dyer

Greenspan may enjoy more freedom of speech after leaving Fed Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Gregory M. Drahuschak

Bernanke's target is one to watch Orange County Register / Jonathan Lansner

It's way too soon to speculate on the ways of new Fed chief Chicago Tribune / Andrew Leckey

New Fed chief, a votary of inflation targeting The Hindu via Google News / K. Subramanian

Buy 6.73% I Bond, Not the EE-vil Twin Wall Street Journal / Andrew Blackman

Trade Gap Probably Widened to Record: U.S. Economy Preview Bloomberg / Carlos Torres

Clouds Linger on Stocks' 2006 Horizon Wall Street Journal / Gaston F. Ceron

How to raise executive pay on behalf of earnings Baltimore Sun / Jay Hancock

What's the fairest tax system of all? Philadelphia Inquirer / Jeff Brown

Bush, in Brazil, Concedes Progress on FTAA Must Wait Bloomberg / Roger Runningen

Treasury Secretary John Snow Visits India AP via Baltimore Sun

Bank of Japan's Fukui Foresees `No Abrupt Change' in Policy Bloomberg / John Fraher and Jacob Greber

CO: Tow trucker feels pain of gas-pinched Denver Post / Al Lewis

Lost in a fog: hunt for right interest rate London Times / Irwin Stelzer

Katrina-Related Tax Breaks, and One That Isn't Washington Post / Albert B. Crenshaw

Why oil price rises have lost the power to hurt us Independent / Bill Robinson

What's wrong with weak governments if they're forced to make the right decisions? Independent / Hamish McRae

UK: Old ladies should stay off high horses Guardian – Observer / William Keegan

UK: Why we need a foreign invasion Guardian – Observer / Richard Wachman

How China learned to love capitalism Guardian - Observer

Traders at UBS offered $1bn in bonuses Guardian – Observer / Conal Walsh

The Sears Catalog of Problems $ NY Times / Gretchen Morgenson

Just Googling It Is Striking Fear Into Companies NY Times / Steve Lohr

He Still Speaks German, but With a Motown Accent NY Times / Mark Landler

Echoes of 1986? Not in Bush's Tax Reform Panel NY Times / Edmund L. Andrews

Today's Energy Stocks May Well Be Tomorrow's NY Times / Conrad De Aenlle



A Look at Fair Lending through the Lens of the New HMDA Data Federal Reserve Board / Mark W. Olson

The error of Germany's budget plan FT / Wolfgang Munchau

Dollar Index Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Anatomy of a bond yield rise Marketwatch / Tom Kilgore

A Windfall of Bad Economics National Review / Paul J. Gessing

Consumers may have to cut spending Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

UBS likes commodities Globe and Mail / Angela Barnes

NV: Avoiding Las Vegas Slate / Daniel Gross

FL: Wage gap plagues S. Florida Miami Herald / Patrick Danner

Albertsons May Find Itself Going to Pieces When Sold LA Times / James F. Peltz

EU battles to meet deadline in budget AFP via EU Business

Fewer new buyers can afford a home CNN / Les Christie

Not too late to refinance, but do it carefully Chicago Sun Times / Jerry Savage

The problem with rallies is in how to keep them going AP via Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Michael J. Martinez

Big mergers make a comeback as growth is sought Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Dennis K. Berman and Jason Singer

Mild US weather drives oil prices lower FT / Maria Silander

Why windfall-profit tax on oil companies is just hot air Chicago Sun Times / Brian Wesbury

Bankruptcy counseling: Will it work? Dallas Morning News via Lansing State Journal / Pamela Yip

US Treasuries rise ahead of auctions Reuters / Pedro Nicolaci da Costa

Trade talks seek middle ground Washington Times / Jeffrey Sparshott

Bermuda licenses six new reinsurers Reuters / Lilla Zuill

US mortgage bond prepayments fell in October Reuters

Refco Bonds Soar as Bankrupt Broker Gets Five Bids Bloomberg / Gavin Serkin and Walden Siew

Circulation at the top 20 newspapers AP via NJ Post

Oil tumbles back near $59 Reuters via CNN

Monday Gold Coin Prices AP via NJ Post

Silver group fires bullet at ETF Marketwatch / John Spence

Euro dips to 18-month low against dollar AP via NJ Post

U.S. home affordability drops in 3rd qtr – industry Reuters

CA: Condo conversions in county cooling off San Diego Union Tribune / Mike Freeman

Chinese billionaires on the rise BBC News

The great race: ETFs vs. funds Wall Street Journal / Eleanor Laise

Two-Sided Risks to Growth, But Not to Inflation Morgan Stanley / Richard Berner and David Greenlaw

US Sept industrial output revised downward Reuters

DIARY-Federal Reserve Events Reuters

The Fabless Car Company Forbes / Joann Muller & Jonathan Fahey

Review and Preview Morgan Stanley / Ted Wieseman and David Greenlaw

US Treasuries rise in quiet, pre-auction trade Reuters / Oliver Ludwig

Dollar’s strong run continues FT / Steve Johnson

Report: Hackers emptying online accounts CNN

Enjoying warm weather CNN / Kathleen Hays

EU: Is It Appropriate to Raise Rates? Morgan Stanley / Eric Chaney

Asian Convergence Morgan Stanley / Stephen Roach

Saying Goodbye California Sun, Hello Midwest NY Times / Motoko Rich and David Leonhardt

Alwaleed, Undaunted by Citigroup Fall, Says Stock May Rise 50% Bloomberg / James Cordahi, Brian Sullivan and Vernon Silver

FASB Chips Away at Revenue Recognition / Craig Schneider

China can learn from Japan's economic pain Independent / Stephen King

There are too many losers in globalization Guardian / Larry Elliott

Simplifying the Tax Code Proves Too Complicated: Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

AMT May Stay If U.S. Tax Reform Is Dead on Arrival Bloomberg / John Wasik

At Summit of the Americas, no trade pact for Bush Christian Science Monitor / Howard LaFranchi

Bush Tax Panel Changes Wouldn't Slam Home Prices Bloomberg / Kevin Hassett

When Jobs Move Away Washington Post / Dina ElBoghdady

Truth Best Serum to Fight Bird Flu Pandemic Bloomberg / William Pesek Jr.

Australia's Central Bank Sees `Modest' Inflation Gain Bloomberg / Victoria Batchelor

Merrill Lynch, CIBC, Eaton Vance, Give Up on Treasury Rally Bloomberg / Robert Burgess

Australia: Reserve to flag inflation fears AAP via Australian


Release the Hounds Daily Standard / Irwin Stelzer

With Bernanke, no decoder ring needed AP via MSNBC

TIPS funds can add to portfolio AP via Beaufort Gazette / Meg Richards

Growth Beats Simplicity National Review / Larry Kudlow

Pixar 3rd-Qtr Profit Rises 22% on Movie-Library Sales Bloomberg / Alex Armitage

McDonald's logs higher monthly sales Marketwatch / Jennifer Waters & David Weidner

As Knight Ridder Goes, So May News Industry LA Times via Orlando Sentinel / Joseph Menn and James Rainey

Airlines turn to Web sites to save money AP via MSNBC

Dynegy third-quarter earnings decline 68 percent AP via Houston Chronicle

Tuesday's commodities roundup AP via NJ Post

Fidelity's sinking ship Marketwatch / Bill Donoghue

Consumer debt declines as car sales lag AP via Philadelphia Inquirer / Martin Crutsinger

Hot and Not-So-Hot Markets For U.S. Condo Owners Real Estate Journal via Marketwatch / Lauren Baier Kim and Jared Flesher

WA: Pierce County home prices keep rising Tacoma News Tribune / Jack Keith

TX: Commercial real estate is taking off San Antonio Express News / Adolfo Pesquera

CA: Economic worries raising holiday spirits Long Beach Press Telegram / Don Jergler

An Immigrant Working in America Lew Rockwell / Sabine Barnhart

Treasuries rise amid short position covering FT / Jennifer Hughes, Joanna Chung and David Turner

Treasuries Rise; Three-Year Sale Draws Highest Yield Since 1998 Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton

Warm weather now won't insulate consumers from high heating bills later Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Elwin Green

Refco scandal called ‘significant blow’ to industry $ FT / Doug Cameron and Jeremy Grant

MBIA to Restate Past Profit, Aiming to Settle Probe Bloomberg / Jesse Westbrook

Dollar party may be over soon CNN / Grace Wong

Chicago Fed Letter Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

12L Economic Trends pdf Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

IPOs smaller but healthier, analysts say Reuters / Scott Malone

Blockbuster posts loss on revenue decline AP via Charlotte Observer / David Koenig

Brazil Debt Rating May Be Raised by Standard & Poor's Bloomberg / Elzio Barreto

ECB Pushed by Ministers, Businesses to Skip Rate Rise Bloomberg / Simon Kennedy

President Cheney Slate / Daniel Benjamin

Grassley: no Social Security reform now CNN

With a pfffffffft or a fizzle The Economist

Treasuries investors more bearish in week – poll Reuters

MBIA Restates, Sets Reserve / Stephen Taub

6-month T-bill at 4-year high AP via Baltimore Sun

A firm forecast for slower spending Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Consumer confidence keeps recovering Reuters

Credit-card debt declined in Sept. AP via Baltimore Sun

The Storm Before The Lull? Forbes / Jerry Flint

Google's Stumble Forbes / Chris Kraeuter

Dot-com is back Dallas Morning News / Will Deener

CA: Rising road costs take toll on budgets Orange County Register / Jonathan Lansner

Dollar near two-year high against euro AP via Chicago Sun Times / David Rising

French riots undermine confidence in euro Reuters / Sabyasachi Mitra and Ana Nicolcai da Costa

Gold futures climb back toward $463 Marketwatch / Myra P. Saefong

Canada can give the world a fresh energy source $ FT / Bernard Simon

Group Asks NYSE-Archipelago Vote Be Stopped AP via Baltimore Sun / Michael J. Martinez

Greenspan Leaves His Mark on the Stock Market Too Bloomberg / Chet Currier

Optimism on Wall Street Over Size of Bonuses NY Times / Jenny Anderson

How to Buy a Lamborghini Like a Wall Street Guy Bloomberg / Michael Lewis

A Pension Rule, Sometimes Murky, Is Under Pressure NY Times / Mary Williams Walsh

Lamy warns big five WTO players that time is short Guardian / Ashley Seager, Larry Elliott and Laura Smith

World no longer consumers' oyster The Australian / Geoffrey Newman

UK: Hopes dashed for economic upturn as factories and shops stay in the doldrums Guardian / Laura Smith

Next hot language to study: Chinese Christian Science Monitor / Amanda Paulson

ECB's Trichet Poised to End Armistice on Rates Bloomberg / Mark Gilbert

S. Korea Consumer Confidence Rises to Five-Month High Bloomberg / Seyoon Kim

Euro Drops to Two-year Low After Rioting in France Escalates Bloomberg / Kosuke Goto and Keiko Ujikane



NY: Your CDs will earn more out of town NY Daily News / Lore Croghan

Mexico fails to profit from Nafta deal BBC News / Richard Collings

Higher fuel costs coming Newsday / Tom Incantalupo

Platinum hits 25½ year high FT / Chris Flood

Self-service coming to fast-food chains Dallas Morning News / Karen Robinson - Jacobs

NYT signs up 135,000 online subscriptions AP via Seattle Times

GM Revises 2nd-Qtr Results, to Restate 2001 Earnings Bloomberg / Bill Koenig and Alan Ohnsman

Boeing Jet Attempts Record Nonstop Flight AP via Chicago Tribune / Willow Duttge

Options Expense Trims Cisco's Net Dow Jones via

Oil prices settle below $59 per barrel AP via Aberdeen News / Madlen Read

NY: Housing bubble springs a leak Newsday / Randi F. Marshall

Rich benefit more from mortgage deduction St. Louis Post Dispatch / David Nicklaus

Don't Let Housing's Seasons Scare You Business Week via MSNBC / Michael Englund

Alternative Minimum Tax 101 CNN / Katie Benner

Death of Reason, Again? National Review / Bruce Bartlett

Passing the Torch / James B. Stewart

Canada: Economic and Financial Efficiency: The Importance of Pension Plans Bank of Canada / David Dodge

Canada: Dodge calls for pension reforms Globe and Mail / Heather Scoffield, Andy Hoffman and Bertrand Marotte

The economics fueling the French riots Business Week via MSNBC

What's Up Doc? Kirby Analytics via Safehaven / Rob Kirby

Edward Jones' new top exec is not a stranger St. Louis Post Dispatch / Jack Naudi

Treasuries Fall as Foreign Demand at $13 Billion Auction Falls Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton

Brazil Sells 10-Year Bonds After S&P Lifts Outlook Bloomberg / Andrew J. Barden

Outlook clouds Cisco Reuters via CNN

US Airways loses $87 million Charlotte Observer / Tony Mecia

U.S. House Panel Passes $70 Bln Pensions, Retirement Measure Bloomberg / Jay Newton-Small

Crude at three-month low after stockpiles data FT / Maria Silander

FDIC Reports Third Quarter 2005 Results for Insurance Funds FDIC

Brazil’s real hits 4 ½ year high FT / Steve Johnson

Time runs out for WTO trade pact FT / Frances Williams and Edward Alden

Japan - Full Speed Ahead! KWR International / Scott B. MacDonald

Why China stands to grow old before it gets rich $ FT / David Willetts

France Needs Evolution, Not Revolution Tech Central Station / Austin Bay

New ECB approach to penalize deficits IHT / Carter Dougherty

PA: Downtown bond manager sues insurers over Ohio case Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Len Boselovic

Exxon's Raymond Rejects `Punitive' Oil Profits Taxes Bloomberg / Joe Carroll

Microsoft memos reveal pressure to change FT / Chris Nuttall

Amtrak President David Gunn Is Fired AP via Chicago Tribune / Devlin Barrett

The Fed's housing aim CNN / Kathleen Hays

Calls for more money as the threat looms ever larger The Economist

Refco's flameout ends history of ups, downs USA Today / Elliot Blair Smith

Luxury home builder cuts sales outlook for '06, suggesting end of boom AP via South Florida Sun Sentinel / Joann Loviglio

Look beyond the euro for a scapegoat $ FT / Denis MacShane

Venezuela's Worrisome Export: Revolution Tech Central Station / Melana Zyla Vickers

Brazil: Struggling over sugar St. Petersburg Times / David Adams

France: A wounded nation resorts to extreme measures The Economist

Treasuries fall ahead of 5-year auction, Fed talk Reuters

Big Bonds Win Big in Post-Katrina Spending Rebound Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

MBIA Restates, Sets Reserve / Stephen Taub

Brazil to Sell 10-Year Bonds After S&P Lifts Outlook Bloomberg / Andrew J. Barden

Follow the housing insiders' money Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Investor lets loose on Sovereign Boston Globe / Sasha Talcott

Lazard 3rd-Qtr Profit Triples; Shares Soar to Record Bloomberg / Adrian Cox and Bradley Keoun

Airline ride a bit turbulent Arizona Republic / Dawn Gilbertson

NY: Bloomberg re-elected New York mayor Reuters / Ellen Wulfhorst

Anxiety Drives Chinese Fixation on Frugality LA Times / Don Lee

ECB targets its problem nations FT / Ralph Atkins and Mark Schieritz

Bush says US trade gap with China “bothersome” Reuters via FT

Bush's Fowl Play Ludwig von Mises Institute / Jeffrey Tucker

U.S. 4th-Qtr Consumer Spending Forecast Reduced, Survey Shows Bloomberg / Carlos Torres and Andy Burt

Refco's Collapse Marks Onset of Outrage Fatigue Bloomberg / Mark Gilbert

Big Builder Sees Slower Home Sales NY Times / Vikas Bajaj and David Leonhardt

Bush Says China Should Continue Currency Flexibility Bloomberg / William Roberts and Brendan Murray

Dollar Hits 2-Year High Against Euro NY Times / Edmund L. Andrews

There's still lots of oil, at a price: IEA Globe and Mail via Tehran Times and America Economies

Minnesota legislators: Rent down, but housing perks up Minneapolis Star Tribune / Dane Smith and Pat Doyle

Mountains of Corn and a Sea of Farm Subsidies NY Times / Alexei Barrionuevo

When C.E.O.'s Are Entangled in Their Own Web of Words NY Times / Landon Thomas, Jr.

Report: why flexible schedules benefit businesses Christian Science Monitor / Stacy A. Teicher

Louisiana's swamped economy Christian Science Monitor / Ron Scherer

UK: Debtors are going for broke Telegraph / Robert Watts

Russia to Bar China From G8 Reuters via Moscow Times

China: A miracle and a menace Guardian / Jonathan Watts

Goodbye Obsolete G-7, Meet the Relevant G-20 Bloomberg / William Pesek Jr.

Australian November Consumer Confidence Increases 9% Bloomberg / Victoria Batchelor

Oil chiefs unfazed by Republican grilling FT / Sheila McNulty and Carola Hoyos

S. Korea's Central Bank Will Probably Leave Key Rate Unchanged Bloomberg / Seyoon Kim

Japan's Economy Probably Slowed to an Annual 1.1 Percent Pace Bloomberg / Lily Nonomiya



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CA: The 35-year solution Sacramento Bee / Andrew LePage

Which Greenspan Will Bernanke Be? National Review / John Tamny

Spendthrift Nation Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Four Thousand Years of Price Control Ludwig von Mises Institute / Thomas DiLorenzo

Shift to euro not priority for Poland's new government AFP via EU Business

Canada: Trade surplus surpasses expecations Ottawa Business Journal

Maintain Current Leverage Ratio in New Basel II Framework, FDIC Chairman Recommends FDIC

Why subsidize mortgages? St. Paul Pioneer Press / Edward Lotterman

Home equity doesn't ensure future Contra Costa Times / George Avalos

End the Mortgage-Interest Deduction! Slate / Jason Furman

Dread losing home and state tax breaks? CNN / Jeanne Sahadi

What's wrong with $100 billion mutual funds Slate / Daniel Gross

Former Refco Chief Executive Indicted AP via  LA Times / Larry Neumeister
How Hedge Funds Move The Markets NY Post / John Crudele

More problems for GM's Wagoner Marketwatch / Shawn Langlois

When will US Airways make money? Charlotte Observer / Tony Mecia

Millions of Americans donate anonymously Knight Ridder / Frank Greve

Bernanke more clear than Greenspan, some say AP via Contra Costa Times / Jeannine Aversa

Chile Raises Benchmark Lending Rate to 4.5 Percent Bloomberg / Matthew Walter

U.S. House Leaders Delay Budget Vote and Seek Support Bloomberg / Catherine Dodge

SEC's Cox cites initiatives as questions linger Reuters / Kevin Drawbaugh

30-year mortgage hits 6.4% CNN

Thursday's Money Rates AP via NJ Post

Treasuries jump after strong auction demand FT / Jennifer Hughes, Joanna Chung and David Turner

Treasurys see big gains amid hot auction AP via NJ Post

GM's credit rating lowered two levels due to Delphi ties Bloomberg via Orange County Register

Copper hits new high on demand concerns FT / Maria Silander

GM tumbles 6% to 23-year low Reuters via CNN

Oil under $58 on stockpile Reuters via CNN

Recycling the petrodollars The Economist

GM Shares Fall After Errors Prompt 2001 Restatement Bloomberg / Bill Koenig and Alan Ohnsman

PC industry may be in for long holiday season Reuters via MSNBC

It's time to accept housing's reality Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

TX: Sales of homes fall 3% Dallas Morning News / Steve Brown

High prices didn't bring windfall, oil execs claim Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Maeve Reston

Meet the new salaryman The Economist

Dark clouds over Doha The Economist

World trade $ The Economist

Chávez squeezes the oil firms The Economist

The secret of Israel's high-tech success $ The Economist

U.S. House Leaders Strip Alaska Oil Drilling From Budget Plan Bloomberg / Catherine Dodge

How to lose friends and alienate people The Economist

How Dangerous Is the U.S. Current Account Deficit? Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis / William Poole

The October 2005 Senior Loan Officer Opinion Survey on Bank Lending Practices Federal Reserve Board

Basel II implementation and revisions to Basel I Federal Reserve Board / Susan Schmidt Bies

The power shifts to home buyers Philadelphia Inquirer / Jeff Brown

Housing forecast: downturn until '07 Boston Globe / Robert Gavin

Futures trading will roll dice on San Diego's housing boom San Diego Union Tribune / Mike Freeman

Man Group Wins Auction for Assets of Bankrupt Refco Bloomberg / Ann Saphir

U.S. Sept. Trade Deficit Widens to Record $66.1 Bln Bloomberg / Carlos Torres

More Seniors Say They Will Avoid Medicare Drug Plans, Poll Says Bloomberg / Kristen Hallam

Fannie Mae Gets CFO, Confirms Restatement AP via Chicago Tribune / Marcy Gordon

GM Overstated 2001 Earnings / Stephen Taub

Intel Authorizes $25 Bln Buyback, Raises Dividend 25% Bloomberg / Jason Kelly

Target 3Q Earnings Dip Despite Revenue Rise AP via Newsday

Gold reclaims $470, near two-week high Marketwatch / Myra P. Saefong

Lower Corn, Soybean Prices Predicted AP via Newsday / Libby Quaid

Bank of England keeps rates unchanged at 4.5% FT / Jamie Chisholm

China's Trade Surplus Grows to $12B in Oct AP via Forbes

CA: It's high time to sell off the toll roads Orange County Register / Jonathan Lansner

In Greenspan's Math, Inflation Is Always Zero Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

Greenspan's Quote Struck a Chord With a Composer Washington Post / Ben White

At-Home Enterprises Seek Elbow Room NY Times / Eve Tahmincioglu

U.S. Sept. Trade Gap Probably Widened to Record, Survey Shows Bloomberg / Joe Richter

Blame Bush, Congress for Busted Federal Budget Bloomberg / John M. Berry

One Tempting Remedy for the Alternative Minimum Tax Has Flaws of Its Own NY Times / Alan B. Krueger

Big $$ For Big Board NY Times / Roddy Boyd

Sun shines on the Street Marketwatch / David Weidner

UK: A slowdown will expose the economy's soft underbelly Guardian / Larry Elliott

WTO talks break up in failure on blueprint IHT / James Kanter


Obscure Economic Indicator: The Price of Copper Slate / Daniel Gross

Budget balk underlines GOP unease Marketwatch / William L. Watts

Venture funds pour into Germany IHT / Carter Dougherty

WI: Only 43 shopping days left! Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / Doris Hajewski

WI: Home hunters gain choices Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / Michele Derus

Saudi Arabia becomes WTO member BBC News

Distressed Debt Forum Credit Investment News

Privatize Fannie and Freddie National Review / Mallory Factor

Mortgage rates heading north Minneapolis Star Tribune / Jim Buchta

Inflation views could change under Bernanke AP via Tallahassee Democrat / Rachel Beck

Will the ECB Kill the Euro Bull? Barron’s via / Vito J. Racanelli

FL: This year, economy has edge over excitement St. Petersburg Times / Louis Hau

‘Tidal wave’ week for corporate bonds FT / Ivar Simensen and Richard Beales

Banks still have few women on board Reuters via CNN

Refco Gets $110 Mln Bid for Frozen Currency Accounts Bloomberg / Ann Saphir

Peter Drucker, Leading Management Guru, Dies at 95 Bloomberg / Kathryn Harris

Mexico Industrial Output Rose 1 Percent in September Bloomberg / Patrick Harrington

Energy rates not deficit's only culprit Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Oil bill helps U.S. set record trade deficit AP via Charlotte Observer / Martin Crutsinger

SEC Looking at Back-Dated Options Grants / Stephen Taub

6.36% mortgages are at 2-year high AP via Detroit Free Press / Martin Crutsinger

Friday's Metal Prices AP via NJ Post

Copper climbs to new peak on supply worries FT / Maria Silander

Friday World Gold Prices AP via NJ Post

Analyst sees end to oil's heyday Denver Post / Steve Raabe

Dollar rises against the euro AP via NJ Post

Hedge funds: Where the girls aren't CNN / Bethany McLean

Stock ownership on the rise Marketwatch / Ruth Mantell

Online broker volumes rise in October Marketwatch / Greg Morcroft

Man's Refco deal looks good, but has it overpaid? Reuters / Pratima Desai

Fannie Mae Finds $10.8B in Errors / Stephen Taub

Who says I never say anything nice? Denver Post / Al Lewis

Impact of China positive for U.S. Philadelphia Inquirer / Andrew Cassel

Old Europe's Wake-up Call Morgan Stanley / Stephen Roach

Standard of living soaring in India Dallas Morning News / Jim Landers
Japan: Another Jump Likely in the 2H Morgan Stanley / Takehiro Sato

China: Pickup in October CPI due to Vegetables Morgan Stanley / Denise Yam

Financial Madness at the Fed Daily Reckoning via Lew Rockwell / Bill Bonner

UK: FSA hedges its bets Telegraph / Teresa Hunter

Buy Bonds For A Trade Meek Market Models via Safehaven / Charles Meek

The Rise of the Euro Pacific Capital via Safehaven / Peter Schiff

Poll: Consumers Less Worried About Economy AP via Chicago Tribune / Jeannine Aversa

Voters Shrug Off Bad News, Approve Bargeload of Bonds Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

UK: The rich get richer in Britain's economic renaissance but the poor get poorer Independent / Jeremy Warner

Nominee for Fed Chief Wins Backing of Schumer NY Times / Edmund L. Andrews

America's Largest Private Companies Forbes / Shlomo Reifman and Samantha N. Wong

GM overstated profits by $400m Guardian / David Teather

Oil May Fall as Demand Growth Slips, Survey Shows Bloomberg / Mark Shenk

Does Real Estate Belong in a Class by Itself? Bloomberg / Chet Currier

Who runs your mutual fund? Marketwatch / Marshall Loeb

NYSE Considering Regulatory Venture With NASD, CEO Thain Says Bloomberg / Edgar Ortega and Gregory Cresci

Could Cutting Deficit Improve Bush Ratings? $ NY Times / Floyd Norris

See! The Street Was Paved With Gold NY Times / Louise Story

Asian Bond Markets Get Much-Needed Spotlight Bloomberg / William Pesek Jr.

Japan's Third-Quarter GDP Grows Faster Than Expected Bloomberg / Lily Nonomiya


Silver: Good As Gold Safehaven / Douglas V. Gnazzo

The Coming Disaster in the Derivatives Market Stock Market Jungle via Safehaven / Michael J. Panzner

MN: Lots of Minneapolis skyscrapers changing hands Minneapolis Star Tribune  / Susan Feyder

Card-carrying kids Sacramento Bee / Jon Ortiz

Bush Approval Rating Falls to Record Low, Poll Shows Bloomberg / James Tyson

Tiger economies pounce as dragon crouches Scotsman / Jennifer Hill

U.S. 10-Year Note Gains for Week; Yield Drops From Year's High Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton

GOP moderates turn away from Bush Boston Globe via Real Clear Politics / Robert Kuttner

US trade chief urges resolving issues Reuters / Unni Krishnan

Putnam expects outflows into 2006 Bloomberg via Boston Globe / David Clarke

Data to show upside, downside risks to economy Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

Dollar Reaches 2-Year High, Gains for Second Week Against Euro Bloomberg / Michael McDonald and Deborah Finestone

CA: Boom? More like an echo San Diego Union Tribune / Roger M. Showley and Emmet Pierce

Economists expect sharp recession after real-estate bubble bursts AP via South Florida Sun Sentinel Ellen Simon

Cash-out refinances continue to rise Washington Post via Detroit Free Press / Kenneth Harney

Want a 'subprime' loan? via Seattle Post Intelligencer / Dana Dratch

NYSE, NASD could join forces South Florida Sun Sentinel / Harriet Johnson Brackey

LA: Worker shortage hinders La. recovery NY Times via Arizona Republic / Gary Rivlin

Sovereign's plans draw new criticism Philadelphia Inquirer / Joseph N. DiStefano

CO: Rising from the plains Rocky Mountain News / Chris Walsh

Bernanke Would Lead With Words As Well as Rates, Fed Observers Say Washington Post / Nell Henderson

Quick & easy gift returns? Not this year CNN / Parija Bhatnagar

European Bonds Post Biggest Three-Week Drop Since August 2003 Bloomberg / Rodrigo Davies

A Gap Worth Exploiting in Bond Yields NY Times / Conrad de Aenlle

Trying to Wean Internet Users From Free $ NY Times / Joseph Nocera

The experience economy Guardian / James Harkin



Observer from Chicago $ FT / Doug Cameron

Taxation: When will Bush just say 'no'? Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Jack Markowitz

Gains of November bode well for stocks Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Gregory M. Drahuschak

Millennials need to be alert in 'freaky' financial times Dallas Morning News / Ieva M. Augstums

Georgia-Pacific in $13 billion takeover CNN

In selling a home, price is everything St. Paul Pioneer Press / Gita Sitaramiah

Catch a ride on the U.S. dollar bull Toronto Star / Bill Carrigan

Some consumers aren't feeling so festive Marketwatch via Wichita Eagle / Andrea Coombes

Drilling rigs in demand Akron Beacon Journal / Dave Scott

Weather forecast keeps oil price at more than US$57 AP via Taipei Times

For financial advice, even pros look to pros Boston Globe / Lynn Asinof

Hotshot Broker Out $5.1M For Not Following Client’s Orders NY Post / Richard Wilner

A Hedge Fund For The Unwashed Masses NY Post / Steve Viuker

Reshuffling taxes Raleigh News and Observer / Vickie Lee Parker

Urgent tasks for Bush ahead of the Apec summit FT / Jeffrey Bader and Matthew Goodman

Nation's luxury homes prove a tougher sell AP via Mercury News / Ken Maguire

Home sellers turn to Internet Mercury News / Eve Mitchell

Realtors fight the feds over Web listings Mercury News / Eve Mitchell

Forget promises of 10% Dallas Morning News via Baltimore Sun / Will Deener

Why volatility is set for comeback $ FT / John Plender

Proxies can be a load Marketwatch / Chuck Jaffe

Look who's blogging now: senior citizens Contra Costa Times / Carla K. Johnson

Eurozone data pivotal for ECB FT / Chris Flood

Fed chief feels flat world shift Dallas Morning News / Scott Burns

Market for lower-wage workers gets tighter Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Jim McKay

Consumer Prices Steady, Non-Auto Sales Up: U.S. Economy Preview Bloomberg / Carlos Torres

Six Months of Emergency Cash? Get Real Wall Street Journal / Jonathan Clements

Why the Inflation Rate Matters Wall Street Journal / David Wessel

Investor’s Calendar Wall Street Journal

Old media on the run Philadelphia Inquirer / Reid Kanaley and Tony Gnoffo

Inflation effects turn yield into prime element Chicago Tribune / Carolyn Bigda

Big banks re-examine branch locations Charlotte Observer / Rick Rothacker

Reward of social principles Sacramento Bee / Jack Sirard

Weather, diseases threaten Fla. citrus AP via NJ Post / Mike Schneider

Best way to stem oil dependence Philadelphia Inquirer / Andrew Cassel

Impatient Cities Supply Their Own Broadband LA Times / James S. Granelli

Program to blend IT, business skills Dallas Morning News / Mary Jacobs

SBC, Comcast lead in debt sales Bloomberg via Arizona Republic

Listen, and you'll hear the squeal of GM's brakes Independent / Jason Nissé

High oil prices don't hurt everyone - ask Kuwait Independent / Christopher Walker

Buy a Home, and Drag Society Down NY Times / Eduardo Porter

UK: They're young, overpaid and over here. And that's why London is thriving Independent / Hamish McRae

Congress grills the dove set to run the Fed Guardian – Observer / Heather Stewart

Now Playing at Fidelity: Magellan, Unplugged U.S. News & World Report via NY Times / Paul J. Lim

Job misery for victims of Katrina Guardian – Observer / Heather Stewart

The Great Global Buyout Bubble NY Times / Andrew Ross Sorkin

It's Like Selling Meals by the Bite. And It May Work. NY Times / Richard Siklos

Real Energy Savers Don't Wear Cardigans. Or Do They? NY Times / Anna Bernasek

Oohs and Ahs at Delphi's Circus $ NY Times / Gretchen Morgenson

Why Should the Boss Pay for Your Health Care? NY Times / Daniel Akst

Steps to Take Before the Collective Well Runs Dry NY Times / Barry Rehfeld

EU: A dismal science, but enlighten up Guardian – Observer / William Keegan

UK: London looks to the east Guardian – Observer / Heather Stewart


US economy, Ben Bernanke and recession Brookes News / Gerard Jackson

Five Reasons GM Won't Declare Bankruptcy Forbes / Richard Lehmann

The Fed Announces it Will Hide M-3 To Keep You From Knowing What? Main Line Investors, Inc. via Safehaven / Robert D. McHugh, Jr.

An End to Fed Rate Hikes? Business Week via MSNBC / Rich Miller

Discontinuance of M3 Federal Reserve Board

Gasoline prices drop for sixth straight week AP via USA Today

Boomers should repent and save AP via St. Paul Pioneer Press / Eileen Alt Powell

UK: Bond switch could cut UK profits – consultant Investment and Pensions Europe

China sides with developing world in WTO row AFX via Forbes and Google News

Canada: Dodge's pension tips bite back Globe and Mail / Virginia Galt

Canada: Goodale offers tax cuts, more spending in "prosperity" Ottawa Business Journal

Dissidents' attorney grills Goldman on NYSE merger AP via USA Today

Soros ups stake in Microsoft Marketwatch / Ruth Mantell to join S&P 500, shares jump 6 pct Reuters via MSNBC

Cutting Corners: Layoffs are not the only way a business can trim its costs Lansing State Journal / Stefanie Murray

Why would anyone want to buy Knight Ridder? Slate / Daniel Gross

FL: Dream of owning fades for low-income families Orlando Sentinel / Robert PeRez

No slowing down for investment banks CNN / Shaheen Pasha

GAO Finds Serious Flaws in IRS Controls / Stephen Taub

Germany: Merkel’s marriage of inconvenience The Economist

U.S.-Europe Deadlock Said Jeopardizes WTO AP via Newsday / Foster Klug

Brazil Real Falls on Central Bank Signal: World's Biggest Mover Bloomberg / Elzio Barreto

A new problem for Russia: How to spend all that oil money NY Times / Andrew Kramer

Journey Pimco / Mohamed A. El-Erian

Analyst sees Calif. bond topping $10 bln Reuters / Jim Christie

Treasuries fall as market awaits key data FT / Jennifer Hughes, Joanna Chung and David Turner

Going beyond good news on GDP Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Canada: Inflation Targeting in Canada: Design, Lessons, and Challenges Bank of Canada / David Dodge

How to resolve the world trade talks deadlock $ FT / Jagdish Bhagwati

Yen falls on battle over monetary policy FT / Steve Johnson

Oil prices climb on weather predictions AP via NJ Post

Monday's commodities roundup AP via NJ Post

What's a name worth to you? Arizona Republic / Rhonda Abrams

A year-end rally for no good reason MSNBC via Fiend’s SuperBear Page / Bill Fleckenstein

Target Says November Sales May Fall Below Forecast Bloomberg / Lauren Coleman-Lochner

Online rivals battling for slice of AOL Cox News via Washington Times / David Ho

7-Eleven president, CEO retires Dallas Morning News / Maria Halkias

Labor cost controls improving: Wal-Mart CFO Reuters / Emily Kaiser

Banks warn over US delay on Basel framework $ FT / Peter Thal Larsen, David Wighton and Christopher Swann

Dissident NYSE seat owners question deal AP via NJ Post / Michael J. Martinez

Bernanke faces Capitol Hill balancing act Reuters / Eim Ahmann

US economists trim growth forecasts-Fed poll Reuters / Jamie McGeever

Survey of Professional Forecasters Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Stability and Economic Growth: The Role of the Central Bank Federal Reserve Board / Alan Greenspan

US can still fund trade gap: Greenspan Reuters / Greg Brosnan

Wal-Mart hoping for holiday magic CNN / Parija Bhatnagar

GM Rolls Out 'Red Tag' Discount Program South Florida Sun Sentinel / David N. Goodman

How Strong a Consumer Revival? Morgan Stanley / Richard Berner

The Elastic World Morgan Stanley / Stephen Roach

No holiday bonus at 60% of companies CNN

EU: EMU Sovereign Risk and the ECB Gentle Reminder Morgan Stanley / Vincenzo Guzzo

Foreign Investors Losing Appetite for U.S. Treasuries Bloomberg / Joshua Krongold

Profits and High Prices: More Economic Nonsense Ludwig von Mises Institute / William Anderson

China's Coal: Consolidating Black Gold KWR International / Scott B. MacDonald

Copper hits record as China denies exposure $ FT / Chris Flood

U.S. urges OPEC to ensure oil supplies as prices fall Globe and Mail / Ghaida Ghantous

Gas prices run out of steam CNN

EU: Stronger Growth, Subdued Inflation Morgan Stanley / Eric Chaney

Brazil's Currency Falls on Outlook Central Bank to Stem Gains Bloomberg / Elzio Barreto

Israel: Random Walks and Pre-Emptive Hikes Morgan Stanley / Serhan Cevik

Sovereign Bancorp Fires Back at Investor / Stephen Taub

The Fed's remorseless interest rate rise may continue, but all trends have their limits Independent / Stephen King

Want Home Prices to Hold Up? Try Curbing Building Bloomberg / John Wasik

Russia: The Bear Is Back – Russia’s Rising Star KWR International / Scott B. MacDonald

Is the WTO Relevant? Can It Be? Tech Central Station / Charles Finney

The US rope trick, or how to keep the dollar up Guardian / Larry Elliott

Russia: Forex Trade Rises 40% in October Moscow Times / Svenja O’ Donnell

Euro Gains Against U.S. Dollar, Yen on Pre-Set Orders to Buy Bloomberg / Chris Cooper

Guys, Step Aside -- Women Are Better Investors Bloomberg / Matthew Lynn

Mass-market hedge fund created Guardian / Nils Pratley

Archipelago's first ETF ranks stocks according to price Marketwatch / John Spence

Senate Stages Show Trial for Big Oil Executives Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

Coffee, Once Sinful, May Be the Newest Health Drink Bloomberg / Elin McCoy

Japan's Sept. Current Account Surplus Rises as Imports Slow Bloomberg / Lily Nonomiya

Dollar May Gain on Speculation Higher Yields in U.S. to Attract Bloomberg / Chris Cooper

Securitizing Reserves May Be Clever, And Risky Bloomberg / Andy Mukherjee

The other cloud on Republican horizon Christian Science Monitor / Gail Russell Chaddock

Bush, in Japan, Will Seek to Bridge Tokyo-Beijing Divisions Bloomberg / William Roberts and Brendan Murray

It's true: Churchgoers are wealthier Christian Science Monitor / David R. Francis

Foreign Investors Lose Appetite for Treasuries as Deficit Rises Bloomberg / Joshua Krongold

Traders Are Most Bullish on Dollar in Five Months, Survey Bloomberg / Jake Lee


India luring Westerners with low-cost surgeries Dallas Morning News / Jim Landers

MSRB to Seek Input On G-23 Bond Buyer / Lynn Hume

No politics, Bernanke vows Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

Watch lenders for clues Orange County Register / Jonathan Lansner

Inflation: What, Why and How The Speculative Investor via Safehaven / Steve Saville

Beware the Wrath of the Investor Class National Review / Larry Kudlow

Traders Are Betting Big On GM To Fail NY Post / Roddy Boyd

Canada: Fund sales top estimates Globe and Mail / Roma Luciw

Canada loses lumber ruling CP via Toronto Star

Bernanke sees Fed mandate for jobs Reuters / Tim Ahmann

Bernanke: Inflation, jobs both important CNN / Chris Isidore

US House, Senate seen backing more flood borrowing Reuters

Treasuries welcome Bernanke, cheer low inflation Reuters / Pedro Nicolaci da Costa

Bond market ends higher on Bernanke talk AP via NJ Post

Living well is the best revenge The Economist

Merrill Lynch to boost proprietary trading—CEO Reuters

NYSE Dissidents Settle Archipelago Suit AP via Forbes

GM Bankruptcy Fears Rising on Wall Street AP via Baltimore Sun / Aleksandrs Rozens

What Is The Plan, Mr. Ford? Forbes / Jerry Flint

Sands shift under time-tried U.S.-Saudi oil link Reuters / Chris Baltimore

Copper hits new record highs FT / Kevin Morrison

Platinum price expected to surge Marketwatch / Leslie Wines

AZ: Snowbirds come back despite high gas costs Arizona Republic / Stephanie Paterik

SIA, TBMA Argue That Same Securities Class Action Standards Should Apply to Holders, Purchasers, and Sellers The Bond Market Association

The Asian Bond and Securitization Markets in Perspective The Bond Market Association

CA: State Deficit Could Deter Bond Issue LA Times / Tom Petruno

Endless optimism hurts consumers Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

It’s back to 1988 for Boeing Tacoma News Tribune / John Gille

SC: Columbia-area home sales showing no sign of decline The State / Delawese Fulton

TX: Housing market has highs, lows Dallas Morning News / Brendan M. Case

Bernanke Pledges Fed Continuity, Inflation Goal Bloomberg

Bernanke to go slow on inflation targeting AP via Tallahassee Democrat / Jeannine Aversa

Bernanke Pledges Political Independence Washington Post / Nell Henderson

TX: City seeking network partner Houston Chronicle / John C. Roper

'Cheeseburger Bill' Is High on Menu in Washington La Times / Molly Selvin

Don't just reform our tax code, replace it Dallas Morning News / Scott Burns

Outlook sours for real estate CNN / Les Christie

U.S. Treasuries Rise; Bernanke Says Price Stability Essential Bloomberg / Kabir Chibber

Producer prices surge while retail dips Reuters / Laura MacInnis

Worker confidence down significantly, survey shows Philadelphia Inquirer / Jane M. Von Bergen

Nomination hearing Federal Reserve Board / Ben S. Bernanke

Asset Price Levels and Volatility: Causes and Implications Federal Reserve Board / Roger W. Ferguson Jr.

Perspectives on the Development of a Unified National Payments System in the United States Federal Reserve Board / Mark W. Olson

The Next Fed Chairman Forbes

Fed nominee promotes inflation targets FT / Andrei Postelnicu

More rate hikes appropriate: Fed's Moskow Reuters

Bernanke Vows to Run Fed Free of Politics AP via Forbes

Inflation too high: Bernanke Reuters

Hedge funds headed for a fall? CNN / Amanda Cantrell

China: Metal trader 'racks up huge loss' BBC News

For Bernanke, Short Hearing May Spell Long Tenure as Fed Chief Bloomberg / Scott Lanman

One of the Last Deals On Mortgages Fades Wall Street Journal via Marketwatch / Ruth Simon

Wabbit season Boston Herald / Mike Sullivan

U.S. Retail Sales Probably Declined in October, Survey Shows Bloomberg / Courtney Schlisserman

The Greater Fool theory Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

A Group of Wary Winners Leads the '00s Fund Pack Bloomberg / Chet Currier

The Bubble Bursts Only it's not the bubble you think . . . Daily Standard / Irwin Stelzerr

Shanghai Copper Falls for First Day in Three Before SRB Sale Bloomberg / Helen Yuan

Too Little Too Late Lew Rockwell / Ron Paul

Debating Clinton's economics Marketwatch / Dr. Irwin Kellner

Did U.S. Elections Kill Redistricting Reform? Bloomberg / Andrew Ferguson

Inflation Issue to Dominate Questioning of Fed Choice NY Times / Edmund L. Andrews

Is a Windfall Profits Tax a Good Idea? Tech Central Station / David R. Henderson

Natural Gas Poses Threat to Economy NY Times / Simon Romero

Europe and US must work hard to keep trade talks on track, says PM Guardian / Michael White

Japan to Back Russia's WTO Membership AP via Moscow Times

UK: Fears over inflation quelled Guardian / Ashley Seager

A Grain of Salt Tech Central Station / John Luik