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End of the line for the metals rally? Marketwatch / Myra P. Saefong

Gold price glitters, but gather data nuggets before buying USA Today / John Waggoner

How hot are metals? Thieves are stealing lamp posts Globe and Mail / Barrie McKenna

Empire Falls / Lisa Scherzer

Labor’s New Math NY Post / John Crudele

The Times They Are (About To Be) A Changin' Contrary Investor via Safehaven

White House trumpets GDP outlook Marketwatch / Greg Robb

FBR fund manager sticks to fundamentals Marketwatch / David Weidner

Wachovia expanding  job flow to India Charlotte Observer / Rick Rothacker and Binyamin Appelbaum

Driving convertibles Marketwatch / Jonathan Burton

Association Seeks Comment on “Negative Rate Repo Trading” Bond Market Association

Highlights of 11th Annual Securities Lending and Repo Conference Bond Market Association

Adobe's Takeover of Macromedia to Get Regulatory Nod Bloomberg / Connie Guglielmo

Thursday rally continues bullish trend Marketwatch / David Nassar

Bargains lured shoppers in November Marketwatch / Jennifer Waters

Gloom surrounds U.S. housing Globe and Mail / Angela Barnes

OH: Akron gets Wi-Fi plan off ground Akron Beacon Journal / John Higgins and Sandra Klepach

Japanese Leader Not Alarmed by Falling Yen AP via Minneapolis Star Tirbune

Chief of Australian central bank resigns AP via Beaufort Gazette

Brazil's Nov. Trade Surplus Widens as Demand Slumps Bloomberg / Guillermo Parra-Bernal

Is Hong Kong just a stage on the road to nowhere? Scotsman / Fordtce Maxwell

IMF Urges Mexico to Rein in Spending on Oil Concerns Bloomberg / Adriana Arai

Gold's surge not likely to cost holiday shoppers Baltimore Sun / Andrea K. Walker

The little yellow god The Economist

Precious metal futures soar Reuters via CNN

Copper prices increase to record levels $ FT / Stephen Schurr and Kevin Morrison

NYSE Seat Sells for All-Time High of $4M AP via Forbes

Financial exchanges $ The Economist

Money funds fall in latest week AP via NJ Post

$5 billion hedge fund gets clipped CNN via 1st Headlines / Marcia Vickers

Bank of America cuts online trading fees AP via NJ Post

CA: Low-priced Brokerage Is Shaking Up Real Estate LA Times / Annette Haddad

IL: War on mortgage scams Chicago Tribune / David Jackson

Home prices rise but pace slows CNN / Les Christie

Clicks, bricks and bargains The Economist

Onward, Christian shoppers The Economist

GM, Ford U.S. Sales Decline; Toyota's, Honda's Rise Bloomberg / Bill Koenig

GM and Ford suffer new sales setback $ FT / Bernard Simon

Auto Sales in U.S. Decline in November AP via NY Times

AT&T: A New Chapter Forbes

Department stores betting on last-minute shoppers Reuters / Nicole Maestri

McDonald's shares at five-year high Dow Jones and AP via Houston Chronicle

Canada: Peace, order and rocky government The Economist

EU: Trichet’s dilemma The Economist

China: Under the thumb The Economist

Outsourcing in Eastern Europe $ The Economist

Britain's budget concerns $ The Economist

EU: Gordon Brown and pensions $ The Economist

EU seeks emphasis on trade diversity AP via Washington Times

European Bank Raises Rates for First Time in 5 Years NY Times / Mark Landler

The Forbes Fictional 15 Forbes / Michael Noer and David M. Ewalt

Russia: Putin's heroes The Economist

Wanna Buy A Vowel? Forbes / Rachel Rosmarin and Chris Kraeuter

Oops-onomics The Economist

Come hither The Economist

The end of ideology $ The Economist

Weekly U.S. Mortgage rate survey Reuters

Housing slowdown will hurt job growth CNN / Chris Isidore

Home prices up 12%, U.S. says AP via USA Today

Homeowners read from new script Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

U.S. Personal Spending Rises 0.2%; Inflation Slows Bloomberg / Carlos Torres

For Every Buyer, A Seller Forbes / Rachel Rosmarin

Bally Restates Four Years of Results / Stephen Taub

Score So Far Is ECB, 1; Unsolicited Advisers, 0 Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

Eurozone bonds prices stay higher after ECB move FT / Joanna Chung

Eurozone rates rise to 2.25 per cent FT / Steve Johnson

ECB ignores fears to raise rates BBC News

Millennium Settles With Spitzer, SEC for $180 Mln Bloomberg

Financial salesman's questions are only too telling Dallas Morning News Scott Burns

Gold, platinum futures fall San Diego Union Tribune

NY: Fuel Prices Pinch in Manhattan, Where Most Resident Don't Drive Bloomberg / Chris Dolmetsch

The Greenspan Warnings Millennium Bullion Fund via Safehaven / Nick Barisheff

US carmakers at crossroads Christian Science Monitor / Mark Trumbull

Merrill Lynch Trims Forecasts for Dollar's Decline Next Year Bloomberg / Michael McDonald

Hedge Funds Buy Life Insurance Policies to Ply New Profit Path Bloomberg / Miles Weiss

How to Generate Alpha in a Predominantly Beta World NY Times / Riva D. Atlas

Top bankers to leave Morgan Stanley FT / Peter Thal Larsen, David Wells and David Wighton

Russia: Mapmakers and Mythmakers NY Times / Andrew E. Kramer


Bush hails jobs data as sign of strong economy FT / Christopher Swann

International imbalances Federal Reserve Board / Alan Greenspan

Treasuries Have Weekly Decline on Job Creation, Wage Growth Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton and Joshua Krongold

Eurozone bonds take rate rise in their stride FT / Joanna Chung

Oil Prices Rise Above $59 Per Barrel AP via Chicago Tribune / Madlen Read

Friday's commodities roundup AP via NJ Post

The U.S Economy: 2005 in Review and Prospects for 2006 pdf Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco Janet Yellen

Economic Quarterly Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

Recent Policy Issues Regarding Credit Risk Transfer Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Fed's Yellen sees more rate hikes ahead Reuters via CNN

Bush, Greenspan split on economy outlook CNN

Bernanke bows out of White House report Reuters via CNN

White House Sees Better Business Prospects AP via South Florida Sun Sentinel / Jeannine Aversa

Russia: Unusually Harsh Sentence for Yukos Manager Moscow Times / Valeria Korchagina

A lot of work ahead for job market Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Obscure Economic Indicator: Keeneland Thoroughbred Sales Slate / Daniel Gross

Drained at the Pump, Shoppers Cut Back NY Times / Michael Barbaro

Wal-Mart critics say its popularity waning AP via Lansing State Journal / Marcus Kabel

The Shorts List Slate / Brendan I. Koerner

FL: Condo-crazy Orlando South Florida Sun Sentinel / Jack Snyder and Jay Hamburg

TX: Commercial forced sales are down Dallas Morning News / Jeff Brown

Greenspan Says Economy Doing Well, Deficits a Threat Bloomberg / Scott Lanman

Budget policy Federal Reserve Board / Alan Greenspan

Greenspan: Budget deficits pose risk Reuters via CNN

Gold hits 23-year high FT / Kevin Morrison

Oil, Heating Oil, Gasoline Rise as Weather Cools, Economy Grows Bloomberg / Mark Shenk

U.S. Added 215,000 Jobs Last Month, Most Since July Bloomberg / Courtney Schlisserman

With Interest: The case of the negative saving rate IHT / Daniel Altman

U.S. Vehicle Sales Decline 2.8% LA Times / John O'Dell

More Headaches For NYSE Forbes / Liz Moyer

Layoffs kneecap naysayers Denver Post / Al Lewis

GM to increase output 6% in first quarter Detroit Free Press / Michael Ellis

Rising Wal-Mart lifts many boats Philadelphia Inquirer / Andrew Cassel

Cisco Stagnates Forbes / Chris Kraeuter

Google at $400? Why not? Reuters / Marc Gerstein

Ford to close around 5 plants – report AFX via Forbes

EU: ECB Finally Biting Morgan Stanley / Thomas Gade and Eric Chaney

EU: Anchoring inflation in Europe IHT / Carter Dougherty

China Slowdown -- Early Not Wrong Morgan Stanley / Stephen Roach

G-7 Central Bankers Pledge Not to Hurt Economic Growth Bloomberg / Simon Kennedy

G7: Uncovered Equity Parity (UEP) Condition Morgan Stanley / Stephen L. Jen

Korea: Steady Revival on Export Strength Morgan Stanley / Sharon Lam and Andy Xie

Chile's Corbo Says Betting on Peso Gain a `Risk' Bloomberg / Matthew Walter

Dollar gains against major currencies FT / Maria Silander

JPY No Longer the Dominant Currency in Asia Morgan Stanley / Stephen L. Jen

We Should Stop Playing With Public Pension Plans Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

A Clash of Exchange Titans NY Times / Jenny Anderson

Obits for Long-Term Investing Got the Story Wrong Bloomberg / Chet Currier

Pension Truths: A Scare for Investors? $ NY Times / Floyd Norris

A drought of farm labor Christian Science Monitor / Daniel B. Wood

U.S. November Payrolls Probably Rose 210,000, Survey Says Bloomberg / Courtney Schlisserman

Gold-Price Adjusted, Were Still In A Recession Northern Trust via Safehaven / Paul Kasriel

SEC's Cox hits it right with online proxy, voting plan Marketwatch / Thomas Kostigen

UK: Retailers expect Christmas to be worst in 22 years Guardian / Julia Finch

Australia: Capital spending boom rolls on The Australian / David Uren

Defiant ECB opts for 'one-off' rate rise Guardian / David Gow

Good Corporate News in China? Stop Laughing Bloomberg / William Pesek Jr.


Expect '06 raises to look skinny Sacramento Bee / Rachel Osterman

Breadth of world housing boom stuns analysts Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / Michele Derus

CA: Hotel rates up 6.2 percent Sacramento Bee / Andrew LePage

G7 meeting winds up with call for trade reform Marketwatch

FL: Large-scale conversion first in Lauderdale South Florida Sun Sentinel / Robyn A. Friedman

The Fallacy of Consumption Euro Pacific via Safehaven / Peter Schiff

Empire of Debt Thoughts From The Frontline via Safehaven / John Mauldin

Greenspan bows out of G7 with a flourish Reuters / Glenn Somerville

Greenspan Points to Danger of Rising Budget Deficits NY Times / Heather Timmons

White House: Gas prices still too high CNN

G-7 Prods China to Make Yuan More Flexible for Growth Bloomberg / Gonzalo Vina

Australian Dollar Completes Third Weekly Gain on Metals Prices Bloomberg / Fergus Maguire

Japan stays cool as yen slide accelerates Reuters / Natsuko Waki

For All Its Cost, Sarbanes Law Is Working $ NY Times / Joseph Nocera

U.S. Stocks Fall for First Week in Six; Financial Shares Drop Bloomberg / Dune Lawrence

NY: Daily News Editor Resigns After Less Than a Year NY Times / Julie Bosman

Wal-Mart Has Its Eye on Target in Holiday Race LA Times / Abigail Goldman

Cities with Ford plants nervously await fates AP via The State / Dee-Ann Durbin

FL: Hurricanes can’t stop love of coastal living AP via The State / Jeff Donn

Japan's Bonds End Three-Week Rally on Surge in Nikkei Average Bloomberg / Issei Morita



OH: Changing times at Fifth Third Cincinnati Enquirer / Clif Peale

G’Span Covers Legacy NY Post / Terry Keenan

Forex - US dollar higher vs yen in Tokyo early afternoon trade AFX via Forbes

Dollar’s rise aided by Opec holdings FT / Steve Johnson

Petrodollars $ FT / Lex

Madison Avenue faces Google fears Reuters / Eric Auchard

This is the year the tax bug will wake up and bite fund investors St. Louis Post Dispatch / David Nicklaus

US banks $ FT / Lex

Land of free markets wrestles with ideal Dallas Morning News / Sudeep Reddy

Crude futures rise to near $60 a barrel AP via NJ Post / Gillian Wong

Gas prices fall to $2.13 Reuters via CNN

Emerging stars the hot bet at Pimco Orange County Register / Jonathan Lansner

Hedge fund worry grows AP via Houston Chronicle / Jessica Holzer

Fund Indexers, Take (Another) Bow Wall Street Journal / Jonathan Clements

Realtors tap into younger worker pool Knight Ridder via Bradenton Journal / Steve Brown

Maybe it's time to sell those once rock-solid bonds of General Motors and GMAC Chicago Tribune via Baltimore Sun / Gail MarksJarvis

In the doghouse? San Diego Union Tribune / Frank Green

Labor crisis will put US economy to the test Boston Globe / Cecil Johnson

Services Expand, Factory Orders Rebound: U.S. Economy Preview Bloomberg / Carlos Torres

Sometimes, slow and steady does win Baltimore Sun / Jay Hancock

Bulls ahead? Wait and see AP via Cincinnati Enquirer / Rachel Beck

Discounts could be a `sell' signal AP via South Florida Sun Sentinel / Rachel Beck

Market welcomed data Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Gregory M. Drahuschak

Economy is reason for President Bush to brag Charlotte Observer / James P. Pinkerton

We're stuck: Click. Yuck. Click. Sick. Denver Post / Al Lewis

Can 'Moneyball' survive? CNN / Chris Isidore

Bernankeism: Fraud or Menace? Safehaven / Robert Blumen

Hmmm. What's This Alternative Tax? Hey, Wait! Ouch! NY Times / Edmund L. Andrews

One Degree of Separation on the Board $ NY Times / Gretchen Morgenson

PA: GM woes cloud region's economy Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Michael Yeomans

Gold sets the standard in 23-year high Scotsman / Iain Dey

Global man paid off for world's local bank Guardian – Observer / Heather Connon

To ride the tiger, the US must first show it respect Independent / Christopher Walker

Big Doesn't Always Mean Bad for Some Mutual Funds NY Times / Norm Alster

Don't outsmart yourself Marketwatch / Chuck Jaffe

EU: Brown's numbers get crunched Scotsman / Allister Heath

EU fiddling with rate figures while the world earns Scotsman / Bill Jamieson

UK: Trouble at till Guardian – Observer / Nick Mathiason

UK: Better to do a Harold than a Maggie Guardian – Observer / William Keegan

UK: Corrupt, tangled in red tape, with a failing legal system. Surely they don't mean us? Independent / Hamish McRae

Group of 7 Is Still Split on Subsidies NY Times / Graham Bowley

Where, Exactly, to Get a Glimpse of Global Trade NY Times / Hubert B. Herring

On Milton Friedman's Birthday, We Get the Present: Him NY Times / Ben Stein


Economic Growth: Lessons from the Sioux Falls Experience Federal Reserve Board / Mark W. Olson

Treasuries fall as robust US data continue FT / Richard Beales, Joanna Chung and David Turner

TIPS funds can help protect portfolio against inflation South Florida Sun Sentinel / Meg Richards

Oil prices slip, hover under $60 a barrel AP via NJ Post / Gillian Wong

US crude price back over $60 FT / Kevin Morrison

Price gains slip, part two CNN

WA: Pierce County home prices keep rising, but sales slow Tacoma News Tribune / Barbara Clements

The 800-pound gorillas of Christmas Marketwatch / Paul B. Farrell

Obscure Economic Indicator: The Global Failures Index Slate / Daniel Gross

Money Toons Slate / Seth Stevenson

Wachovia’s Rat NY Post / Zachery Kouwe

Buybacks muddle earnings Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Boston Scientific Offers $25B for Guidant AP via La Times / Carol Druga

Time to get back in the market? Dallas Morning News / Will Deener

Bush links economic growth to first-term tax cuts, other policies Knight Ridder / William Douglas and Kevin G. Hall

China to pay 7.7 billion for 150 Airbus planes IHT / Don Phillips and David Lague

UK: Lean and mean, but not very popular The Economist

Emerging debt-Spreads tighten despite new issues Reuters / Walter Brandimarte

U.S. Treasuries slip as strong economic data damp Fed hopes Reuters / Ellen Freilich

U.S. Treasury's Snow foresees pickup in wages Reuters

Intraday Trading in the Overnight Federal Funds Market Federal Reserve Bank of New York

NY: Urban Dynamics in New York City Federal Reserve Bank of New York

FDIC Board Approves Lower 2006 Budget FDIC

Japan: Is the Japanese Locomotive Ready to Again Carry its Load? JETRO via KWR International

White House: Christmas season off to strong start Reuters

Let's Stamp Out the Money Roaches in Congress Bloomberg / Kevin Hassett

Review and Preview Morgan Stanley / Ted Wieseman and David Greenlaw

Fed Up With The Fed Forbes / Martin T. Sosnoff

Looking to 2007: Slowdown Coming Morgan Stanley / Richard Berner and David Greenlaw

U.S. Nov. ISM Services Index Falls to 58.5 From 60 Bloomberg / Joe Richter

Real Estate Fraud Booms LA Times / David Streitfeld

New Paths for Mortgage Giants Washington Post / Annys Shin

Cingular raises the bar - on complaints Philadelphia Inquirer / Jeff Gelles

Five Risks Morgan Stanley / Stephen Roach

UK: Brown halves UK growth forecast BBC News

Japan: Tankan Preview-Sentiment Improvement to Quicken Morgan Stanley / Takehiro Sato

Soaring gold continues to shine BBC News

Scrap yards becoming gold mines for thieves Dallas Fort Worth Star Telegram / Andrea Jares

Oil Price To Stay High On Upside Risks Forbes / Oxford Analytica

NYSE to suspend trading of Calpine Corp AP via Orange County Register

Verizon May Sell U.S. Operations of Directory Unit Bloomberg / Rebecca Barr and Charles Goldsmith

Yen falls to 20-year low FT / Steve Johnson

Treasuries Fall, Pushing 10-Year Note Yields to a Two-Week High Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton

Home offices help stem flow of jobs overseas Knight Ridder via Denver Post / Kevin G. Hall

Next year's economy: The forecast brightens Christian Science Monitor / Ron Scherer

Job Market in U.S., `Hot and Getting Hotter,' Fueling Inflation Bloomberg / Steve Matthews

U.S. Retailers May Cut Prices Further to Salvage Holiday Sales Bloomberg / Lauren Coleman-Lochner and Rachel Katz

S&P 500 May Drop If Full Pension Debts Disclosed Bloomberg / John Wasik

Record Mergers in 2006 Seen by Morgan Stanley, Lehman Brothers Bloomberg / Dana Cimilluca and Julia Werdigier

Fit to be tied, again Christian Science Monitor / Marilyn Gardner

Bush to Delay Major Push for Tax Overhaul, People Familiar Say Bloomberg / Richard Keil and Ryan J. Donmoyer

Wow! I'm at Greenspan's Desk NY Times / Edmund L. Andrews

What's Ahead: Blue Skies, or More Forecasts of Them? NY Times / David Leonhardt

Retail ETFs for the shopping cart Marketwatch / John Spence

With Oil Prices Off Their Peak, Are Supplies Assured? NY Times / Jad Mouawad

A Windfall of Bad Ideas Tech Central Station / Marlo Lewis

When Even Supply-Siders Say Taxes Must Rise, an Unpopular Policy Looks Inevitable NY Times / Eduardo Porter

Yen Drops After Japan's Officials Suggest They're Unconcerned Bloomberg / Kosuke Goto and Keiko Ujikane

Russia: New Front Opens in Yukos War Moscow Times / Catherine Belton

In Trade Talks, a Stalemate of Big vs. Small Hangs Heavy NY Times / Daniel Altman

Japan's Capital Spending Rises 9.6 Percent in 3rd-Qtr Bloomberg / Lindsay Whipp

EU: And, lo, Gordon came upon the stable and found a cyclical revenue shortfall Independent / Stephen King

U.K. Chancellor Brown Doesn't Need Two Budgets Bloomberg / Matthew Lynn

Brazil's Azevedo Sees `A Lot of Room' to Cut Rates Bloomberg / Andrew J. Barden

Treasury Bonds Show Lowest Inflation Concerns Since Katrina Bloomberg / Deborah Finestone


Reasons To Be Bearish Forbes / Vahan Janjigian

Housing Bubble Bursts in the Market for U.S. Mortgage Bonds Bloomberg / Al Yoon

Financially savvy gifts keep giving AP via Beaufort Gazette / Meg Richards

Gold sector buying spree Financial Post via / Drew Hasselback

Will natural gas prices ignite a recession? Toledo Blade via Beaufort Gazette / Mary-Beth McLaughlin

Here We Go Again? National Review / David Malpass

Gold at highest level in two decades Marketwatch / Myra P. Saefong

Why gold can go higher and higher Bullion Vault via Fiend’s SuperBear Page / Paul Tustain

Texas Hold 'Em / Monica Rivituso

GM's Henderson Is Finance Chief; Devine Stays 1 Year Bloomberg / Jeff Green

FL: Sold! on home auctions Tallahassee Democrat / Juana Jordan

TX: Property foreclosure rate stops climbing in Bexar San Antonio Express Courier / Adolfo Pesquera

Drowning in fines The Economist

Membership has its privileges Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

Canada: Bank of Canada hikes rates Ottawa Business Journal

Canadians retiring at 58; a third in debt CP via Toronto Star

Linkages between Internal Capital Measures and Regulatory Capital Requirements Federal Reserve Board / Susan Schmidt Bies

NYSE members approve Archipelago deal Reuters / Megan Davies

NYSE Seat Owners Vote to Buy Archipelago AP via Chicago Tribune / Michael J. Martinez

CBOE: Membership price sets fresh record Dow Jones via Chicago Tribune

Holes in GM's pockets? CNN / Chris Isidore

Ford can't please anybody CNN

Cold response for EU budget plan BBC News

More Fed rate hikes could tug on housing Orange County Register / Jonathan Lansner

Companies buy while executives sell Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

U.S. Treasuries Increase After Unit Labor Costs Drop Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton

Gilt yields fall as manufacturing weakens FT / Joanna Chung

'Take this house and shove it' CNN Les Christie

Economists laud productivity surge Reuters via CNN

U.S. Factory Orders Rebound in October AP via Baltimore Sun / Martin Crutsinger

A second hazard of tax-loss sales Philadelphia Inquirer / Jeff Brown

Tuesday Gold Coin Prices AP via NJ Post

Gold lower after surpassing 1983 high AP via NJ Post

CD rates hit 4-1/2-year high Orange County Register / Mary Ann Milbourn

Something old, something new South Florida Sun Sentinel / Susan Diesenhouse

Hooray for Mutual Funds Forbes / John W. Rogers, Jr.

U.S. dollar strengthens against euro AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer

Fed's End to Rate Increases in 2006 Bloomberg / John M. Berry

Yield Curves See Trouble On The Horizon Safehaven / David Yu

It's All Bad News Daily Standard Irwin Stelzer

Learning to love the trade deficit Marketwatch / Dr. Irwin Kellner

U.S. Third-Quarter Productivity Probably Rose 4.5%, BN Survey Bloomberg / Carlos Torres

Not just the border: Illegals spreading out across the country AP via Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Rebecca Boone

Why gold now glitters for investors Christian Science Monitor / Mark Trumbull

What Do Rising Gold Prices Mean? Lew Rockwell / Ron Paul

Why Gold can go Higher and Higher Bullion Vault via Safehaven / Paul Tustain

NYSE Members' Vote Redraws 213-Year-Old Buttonwood Agreement Bloomberg / Edgar Ortega

To Spot Next Bubble, Watch International Funds Bloomberg / Chet Currier

White House Tries to Trim Military Cost NY Times / Leslie Wayne

The Hand Turning the Spigot NY Times / Jad Mouawad

UK: Rules are there to be broken as Brown's iron grip on the economy begins to corrode Independent / Stephen King

UK: Brown forced onto the defensive for first time Guardian / Michael White and Larry Elliott

G-7 Falters in Sending Stern Message to China Bloomberg / Andy Mukherjee

Russia: Ruble Falls to Low Vs. Dollar Reuters via Moscow Times

Yen at 32-Month Low as Japan's Small Investors Look Abroad NY Times / Martin Fackler

Thai Economy Expands 2.2% in 3rd Qtr; Beats Estimates Bloomberg / Anuchit Nguyen



The riddle of retail sales Sacramento Bee / Jon Ortiz

Monthly Mutual Fund Report pdf Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Association’s Annual Survey Finds Electronic Trading "Well Established" in U.S. and Europe Bond Market Association

Factory job market tough St. Paul Pioneer Press / Julie Forster

Mortgage Stress Seen for '06 Washington Post / Kirstin Downey

CA: Housing market to slow, not crash Contra Costa Times / George Avalos

CA: Cooling home market won't sink ship Mercury News / Matthew Bunk

Sold on Boeing jets Seattle Post Intelligencer / James Wallace

Hunters' spending skyrockets AP via Myrtle Beach Sun / Daniel Lovering

The wealthy pay more in taxes when tax rates fall. Period. National Review / Bruce Bartlett

Analyst is not afraid to risk a verse Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

U.S. no longer the only place to be Dallas Morning News / Cheryl Hall

Good times rarely last The Economist

Greenspan: Focusing solely on neutral rate unwise AP via Dallas Morning News

Businesses, GOP clash over immigration reform AP via Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Peter Prengaman

Buy What You Hate Slate / Daniel Gross

South Korea fines Microsoft $32m BBC News

Treasuries lower after $13bn auction FT / Jennifer Hughes, Joanna Chung and David Turner

Junk Default Rate at Eight-Year Low / Stephen Taub

Greenspan writes off neutral rate idea Reuters via CNN

Fed language shifts could erect dollar roadblock Reuters / John Parry

Hedge funds gain 1.93% in November Marketwatch / Alistair Barr

Morgan Stanley loses top European banker $ FT / David Wighton in New York and Lina Saigol

‘Dark matter’ makes the US deficit disappear $ FT / Ricardo Hausmann and Federico Sturzenegger

U.S. Oct. Consumer Credit Falls as Auto Loans Drop Bloomberg / Victor Epstein

House passes bill on AMT relief CNN

Bush's Job Approval Rises After October Low, CBS News Says Bloomberg / Michael Forsythe

Ericsson wins its largest ever contract Reuters / Patrick Lannin and Olof Swahnberg

Investors Retreat From Housing Market Wall Street Journal via MarketWatch / Ruth Simon

U.S. mortgage rates unchanged Wednesday – BestInfo Reuters

Real estate investors bailing out? CNN

PA: Demand seen for Downtown housing Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Michael Yeomans

ECB ready to act again if necessary – Mersch Reuters

Bond Prices Are Lower by Midday AP vi Forbes

GMAC Bonds Fall to 7-Week Low as Sale Prospects Dim Bloomberg / Jennifer Ryan and Mark Pittman

Gold at new 24-1/2 year high FT / Kevin Morrison

Portfolio Recovery Having Good Times With Bad Debt Forbes / Chris Kraeuter

Ford cuts deeper than expected: report Reuters

Ford's Directors Meet to Consider Plan AP via Baltimore Sun / Dee-Ann Durbin

Dollar Advances as Fed May Increase Rate Gap With Europe, Japan Bloomberg / Rodrigo Davies and Deborah Finestone

Mortgage delinquencies seen rising in 2006 Washington Post via MSNBC / Kirstin Downey

CA: Hot Housing Market Still 'Cruising' LA Times / Annette Haddad

Beware Interest-Only Forbes / Liz Moyer

Housing Slowdown May Claim 800,000 Jobs AP via Newsday / Alex Veiga

H.L. Mencken, Man of Many Beer Steins, Girlfriends: New Bio Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

What will happen to the NYSE now? AP via NJ Post / Michael J. Martinez

Bush's Economic Pep Talks Omit Yield-Curve Omen Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

White House Narrows Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Regulator Search Bloomberg / James Tyson

Bush Faces a $30 Billion Quandary After Delay of Tax Overhaul Bloomberg / Ryan J. Donmoyer

Gold and the Human Drama Washington Post via Real Clear Politics / Robert Samuelson

GM, Ford Must End Profitless Booms, Losing Busts Bloomberg / Doron Levin

New Optimism About the Japanese Economy After a Bleak Decade NY Times / Martin Fackler

The Japanese Recovery That Fell in the Woods Bloomberg / William Pesek Jr.

Yield Curve vs. S&P 500 - Which One Should We Believe? Northern Trust via Safehaven / Paul Kasriel

Red Alert - Monetary Flood! Money Matters via Safehaven / Puru Saxena

EU: Interest rate hike could take a heavy toll on eurozone Taipei Times / Olivier Blanchard and Francesco Giavazzi

EU in deadlock over move to retain lower VAT rates Guardian / David Gow

Timing the Credit Event Mish’s Global Economic Trend Analysis via Safehaven / Mike Shedlock

Favor the Mudder Pimco / Mark Kiesel

Oil Rises a Sixth Day Before Report That May Show Supplies Fell Bloomberg / Will Kennedy

Australia's Economy Grows Slower-Than-Expected 0.2% Bloomberg / Victoria Batchelor

UK: Brown planning return to austerity, say experts Guardian / Larry Elliott and Ashley Seager

UK: Growth forecast in doubt again as output declines Guardian / Larry Smith


Piper Banned From Minnesota Until 2007 Bond Buyer / Yvette Shields

Poor Excuses from GM’s CEO National Review / John Tamny

Fed walks fine line in changing policy statement Reuters / Victoria Thieberger

Monetary Policy And Steering Supertankers Forbes

Treasurys rally amid new supply AP vi NJ Post

Thursday's Commodities Roundup AP via NJ Post

Big Three losing market-share battle Gannett News via Lansing State Journal / Sarah A. Webster

Ford has another chance to get restructuring right Detroit Free Press / Tom Walsh

Thursday's Money Rates AP via NJ Post

Citigroup wins landmark case with investor Reuters via MSNBC

CO: DIA sets record in October Denver Business Journal

FL: Building supply shortage persists Bradenton Journal / Melissa Followell

Blair meets EU leaders on budget; Chirac hardens stance AFP via EU Business

US economy strong despite energy costs-Gutierrez Reuters

House passes investment tax breaks CNN / Jeanne Sahadi

Hear that hissing sound? The Economist

Calif. home affordability holds near record low Reuters via MSNBC

SEC hedge funds rule is challenged $ FT / Andrew Parker

Mizuho Says Trader Error to Cost It at Least $224 Mln Bloomberg / Takahiko Hyuga

Treasuries rise despite disappointing $8bn sale FT / Richard Beales, Joanna Chung and David Turner

Association Issues 2006 and 2007 Recommendations for Full and Early Holiday Closes Bond Market Association

Ecuador May Sell More Bonds, Finance Minister Says Bloomberg / Peter Wilson and Guillermo Parra-Bernal

TX: More Texans are confident of finances Dallas Morning News / Angela Shah

Corporations are under attack NY Times via IHT / Claudia Deutsch

A lean, clean electric machine $ The Economist

UK: A tale of two BTs The Economist

Boeing Stock Reaches Five-Year High AP via Chicago Tribune

Jobless claims rise unexpectedly Reuters via CNN

EU: The brain-drain cycle The Economist

EU: Assessing Europe's strength on the world economic stage $ The Economist

Do despair The Economist

David Cameron and Gordon Brown $ The Economist

Mexico's Annual Inflation Declines to Record Low Bloomberg / Adriana Arai

China: Many people, few votes The Economist

China: Trade clout wins China allies $ FT / Richard McGregor, Victor Mallet and John Burton

Europe's farm follies The Economist

Yen gains as carry trade investors bail out FT / Steve Johnson

Confidence on the easy-credit plan Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

New Fed boss to deal with golden Greenspan era's end Arizona Republic / Jon Talton

Mortgage rates back on upward path Marketwatch / Rachel Koning

CA: Home builder cites availability of land; slowdown not to blame San Diego Union Tribune / Mike Freeman

Dollar Falls After Fukui and Issing Suggest Rates May Go Higher Bloomberg / Rodrigo Davies and Deborah Finestone

Bank of England holds rates steady FT / Chris Giles

Owners Vote. Will a Board Take Notice? NY Times / Gretchen Morgenson

How Do You Spur American Competitiveness? Tech Central Station / Rep. John Boehner

Bernanke's Inflation Goal May Mean Much Greater Fed Disclosure Bloomberg / Craig Torres

Funds Blowing Foreign Bubbles? Washington Post / Paul Blustein

Fund’s Quick Play NY Post / Roddy Boyd

Grinch-like holidays for bonuses Boston Herald / Jay Fitzgerald

U.S. Jobless Claims Probably Fell Last Week, BN Survey Shows Bloomberg / Courtney Schlisserman

Waning era of the middle-class factory job Christian Science Monitor / Mark Trumbull

Gold Rises to 24-Year High in Asia as Speculators Boost Demand Bloomberg / Tan Hwee Ann and Debarati Roy

There Are Ways to Fix Alternative Minimum Tax Bloomberg / Gene Sperling

Investor and G.M. Hold Talks NY Times / Micheline Maynard

Ford cuts may be bigger than expected Toronto Star / Tony Van Alphen

Why Kmart skeptics were right Marketwatch / Herb Greenberg

UK: The bigger picture suggests there is cause for concern Independent / Hamish McRae

Ford poised to slash 30,000 jobs in America Telegraph / David Litterick

South Korean Central Bank Raises Key Rate to 3.75% Bloomberg / Seyoon Kim

Fukui Says Bank of Japan Policy Change Is `Close' Bloomberg / Mayumi Otsuma

India's Service Economy Comes Up Short on Jobs Bloomberg / Andy Mukherjee

Australian Employment Gains 28,000; Jobless Rate 5.1% Bloomberg / Victoria Batchelor and Gemma Daley


Shifting Data: A Challenge for Monetary Policymakers Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

At 60, boomers redefine aging Dallas Morning News / Bob Moos

Soft spending, falling prices Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

CA: Homebuying squeeze LA Daily News / Gregory J. Wilcox

NY: Manhattan apt. prices rise, but at slower rate NY Daily News / Lore Croghan

Friday's commodities roundup AP via NJ Post

It's no longer flash, but gold is sparkling as never before Guardian / Mark Honigsbaum

U.S. warns Americans to conserve AP via Akron Beacon Journal / Deb Riechmann

Canada: Addition of Two Primary Dealers for Government of Canada Securities Bank of Canada

Snow didn't violate rules in inadvertently buying Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac bonds, IG says AP via San Diego Union Tribune / Jeannine Aversa

Climbing a Wall of Worry / Donald Luskin

CA: Merry economy seen in 2006 LA Daily News / Gregory J. Wilcox

New housing market hedges on offer Marketwatch / Alistair Barr

Commerce Bancorp to pay $600,000 over rules on political contributions Philadelphia Inquirer / Joseph N. DiStefano

Snowe Monsters National Review / Peter Ferrara

Bush's Job-Approval Rating Rises to 42% inPoll by AP/Ipsos Bloomberg /                 William McQuillen

Another Good Year on Deck National Review / Victor Canto

Official: WTO Talks May Face Deadlock Moscow Times / Maria Levitov

Bernanke Confuses Depression Cure with Disease Euro Pacific via Safehaven / Peter Schiff

Greenspan: Santa or Grinch? CNN / Paul R. La Monica

TD Banknorth Garden chief Krezwick resigns post abruptly Boston Globe / Sasha Talcott

Buyback Fever Still Raging / Stephen Taub

Mexico Cuts Lending Rate More Than Expected to 8.25% Bloomberg / Thomas Black

Global corruption 'on the rise' BBC News

Got gold? Prices break through $530 Reuters via CNN

Friday World Gold Prices AP via NJ Post

Lustrous gold outshines the big currencies $ FT / John Dizard

G7: A Gentle Turn in the Dollar in 2006 Morgan Stanley / Stephen L. Jen

USD/JPY: My 'Line in the Sand' is 125 Morgan Stanley / Stephen L. Jen

Chinese yuan hits new high vs. dollar AP via NJ Post

Junk-bond Calendar Is Bulging / Stephen Taub

U.S. Treasuries Fall as Consumer Confidence Rises in December Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton

US: Business Conditions: Volatile Index, Stable Growth Morgan Stanley / Shital Patel and Richard Berner

U.S. Dec. Univ. of Michigan Consumer Confidence Rose Bloomberg / Bob Willis

The Price of Motherhood Slate / Steven E. Landsburg

Globalism's role in pricing power Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Getting More Realistic About Options Forbes / Tom Van Riper

Japan: The Testing of Japan Morgan Stanley / Stephen Roach

Global: The Passing of the Batons Morgan Stanley / Joachim Fels

SEC to Revisit 'One Size Fits All' / Stephen Taub

Even a flat housing market could cut growth Christian Science Monitor / Mark Trumbull

Dollar advances against yen, euro in Asia AP via NJ Post

It's no longer flash, but gold is sparkling as never before Guardian / Mark Honigsbaum

Gold shines amid lacklustre trade AAP via Australian

Tougher Year Lies Ahead for OPEC NY Times / Jad Mouawad

Municipalities Say What Happens After the Bond Sale Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

The Strongest Economy You've Never Heard Of Tech Central Station / Pejman Yousefzadeh

U.S. Consumer Confidence Rose in December, BN Survey Says Bloomberg / Bob Willis

Survey says many wary of 'consumer' health trend Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Christopher Snowbeck

Too fat, too fast. The £1.6bn finger Guardian / Justin McCurry

Two and a Half Cheers for Take-Charge Fund Boards Bloomberg / Chet Currier

Some Investors Wonder if Mellon Financial Is Being All It Can Be NY Times / Eric Dash

Stocks ain't cheap Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

Holiday shopping makes online sales more merry this year Island Packet / Peter Hull

Do Companies Need a Little Democracy? $ NY Times / Floyd Norris

New Surveys Show That Big Business Has a P.R. Problem NY Times / Claudia H. Deutsch

Japan's Economy Expands at 1% Annual Pace in 3rd Qtr Bloomberg / Lindsay Whipp

South Korea, Another `BRIC' in Global Wall Bloomberg / William Pesek Jr.



Hard choices face CalSTRS Sacramento Bee / Hard choices face CalSTRS Gilbert Chan

Fed seen hiking rates again next week Marketwatch / Greg Robb

OPEC President Says Prices Are at `Acceptable' Level Bloomberg / James Cordahi

BP may face criminal charges AP via Long Beach Press Telegram / Steve Quinn

WA: Occupancy down, rates up at hotels in Tacoma, statewide Tacoma News Tribune

WI: Wanted: Skilled workers Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / Joel Dresang and Rick Barrett

CIBC World Markets To Jump Back Into Structured Credit Credit Investment News / K.H.

Fed talk, inflation data on the radar Marketwatch / Jasmina Kelemen

The Jobs Recovery Looks Good, Until a Longer Look Is Taken NY Times / Floyd Norris

MA: Hub rents drop nearly 10 percent Boston Herald / Jay Fitzgerald

HealthSouth CFO gets 5 years AP vi Washington Times

Judges Weigh Hedge Funds vs. the S.E.C. NY Times / Stephen Labaton

À la Carte? Nah, Hand Me the Remote $ NY Times / Joseph Nocera


Imperial CEOs are coming under more scrutiny for their high pay St. Louis Post Dispatch / David Nicklaus

Kmart, Sears lean for holidays Wall Street Journal via The State / Amy Merrick

Stock market still has time to end year with healthy gain Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Gregory M. Drahuschak

U.S. addiction to foreign money could cause trouble AP via Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Ellen Simon

Lump of Coal Awards, Part 1 Marketwatch / Chuck Jaffe

Workers in U.S. labor longer with less vacation than others Mercury News / Tim Simmers

Prices cut to pull in snowbound shoppers AP via Beaufort Gazette / Anne D’Innocenzio

China: WTO demonstration a first for Hong Kong AP via Bradenton Journal / Helen Luk

UK: The Chancellor's forecasts are all pie in the financial sky Scotsman / Bill Jamieson

Five Bits of Conventional Wisdom to Ignore Wall Street Journal / Jonathan Clements

The Bonds That Fight the Monster Called Inflation NY Times / James Pethokoukis

SEC, Fund Firm May Face Off LA Times / Tom Petruno

Newly Bankrupt Raking In Piles of Credit Offers NY Times / Timothy Egan

The Week Ahead Wall Street Journal

Consumer Prices Drop as Gasoline Plunges: U.S. Economy Preview Bloomberg / Carlos Torres

The Next Retirement Time Bomb NY Times / Milt Freudenheim and Mary Williams Walsh

Ins 'n' outs of insider trading Denver Post / Andy Vuong

Intel narrows fourth-quarter revenue forecast AP via San Diego Union Matthew Fordahl

San Francisco Chronicle Struggles as Internet Siphons Readers, Ads LA Times / Joseph Menn

U.S. Steel Shows Strength Barron’s via Wall Street Journal / Andrew Bary

Alternative Tax May Hit More LA Times / Kathy Kristoff

Fed Meeting Could Boost Stocks AP via Houston Chronicle / Michael J. Martinez

Fed Expected to Boost Rates Quarter Point AP via La Times / Jeannine Aversa

AZ: Are home costs scaring firms off? Arizona Republic / Jonathan J. Higuera

IL: Condos stake claim as 1st choice for downtown Chicago living Chicago Tribune / John Handley

Gold's value likely to see a familiar anticlimax Baltimore Sun / Jay Hancock

Gold fever breaks out as the price tops $500 an ounce San Francisco Chronicle via Seattle Post Intelligencer / George Raines

Yen May Gain as Japan's Tankan Report Seen Rising, Survey Shows Bloomberg / Rodrigo Davies and Deborah Finestone

UK: Things can only get better Guardian – Observer/ Heather Stewart

UK: If Gordon had a real job, he'd be sacked Guardian – Observer / Frank Kane

UK: Sum of Brown's success still adds up Guardian – Observer / William Keegan

Mining riches from some odd niches Denver Post / Al Lewis

New York hotel rooms scarce and expensive Bloomberg via South Florida Sun Sentinel / Jeannine DeFoe


What is the future of energy policy in America? Daily Standard / Irwin M. Stelzer

Higher yields have made cash investments appealing in the short term South Florida Sun Sentinel / Harriet Johnson Brackey

No consensus on recycling electronic junk / Eric Kelderman

Gurus Go For Oil And Gold Forbes / Matt Rand

Canada: Our Approach to Monetary Policy: Inflation Targeting Bank of Canada

Fed language takes center stage Marketwatch / Greg Robb

Ben Bernanke scares me -- already MSN via Fiend’s SuperBear Page / Bill Fleckenstein

Deceptive Warnings: Nearing Economic Disruption, the Fed Distorts Perception Jensen Strategic via Safehaven / David Jensen

Didn't Pay Your Mortgage? Don't Worry. Slate / Daniel Gross

WA: Limits on homes push up prices Washington Times / Patrice Hill

CA: Lofts popping up everywhere Long Beach Press Telegram

China: Trouble in Chinatown The Economist

S&P again cuts GM rating Buffalo Business Journal

CIBC fined $500,000 by SEC Ottawa Business Journal / Scot Taylor

CIBC Fined For G-37 Violations Bond Buyer / Lynn Hume

U.S. budget deficit up in Nov. to $83.1B AP via Bradenton Journal / Martin Crutsinger

Gold cranks winning? Marketwatch / Peter Brimelow

Oil prices climb to $61 per barrel AP via Bradenton Journal

Gold prices rise to 25 year high CP via

Companies Slow to Expense Options / Stephen Taub

Apple's Next Move Slate / Adam L. Penenberg

From left and right, advocacy groups try to steer shoppers away from retailers on their 'bad' lists Pittsburgh Post Gazette / David Crary

FDIC General Counsel William F. Kroener, III, Resigns FDIC

Bush's Approval Rating Shows Rise on Iraq, Economy, Poll Finds Bloomberg / Holly Rosenkrantz

Hollow Empire NY Post / Christopher Byron

SC: Area's economy relies on immigrants Myrtle Beach Sun / Garrison Wells

Inside Washington's Green Zone Forbes / Janet Novack & Matthew Swibel

Bond Market Association Releases Year-End Economic Forecast pdf Bond Market Association

US Treasury yields to rise, inflation a concern-BMA Reuters / Andrea Hopkins

Review and Preview Morgan Stanley / Ted Wieseman and David Greenlaw

Monday's commodities roundup AP via NJ Post

Will the Coming Saving Swap Bring Higher Real Rates? Morgan Stanley / Richard Berner

S&P: GM bankruptcy not 'far-fetched' Reuters via CNN

Dow Closes Down 11, Nasdaq Finishes Up 4 AP via Baltimore Sun / Christopher Wong

'One Statement or Two?' Tabled by FASB / Craig Schneider

U.S. mortgage rates unchanged Monday – BestInfo Reuters

Take this home market...and love it CNN / Les Christie

Dollar Drops Versus Euro as Fed May Alter Interest-Rate Wording Bloomberg / Joshua Krongold and Michael McDonald

The Global Capex Arbitrage Morgan Stanley / Stephen Roach

EU: The Risk of a Policy Blunder Morgan Stanley / Eric Chaney

UK Outlook: Crawling Towards Trend Morgan Stanley / David Miles, Melanie Baker and Vladimir Pillonca

Italy: Still a Shaky Second Pillar Morgan Stanley / Vincenzo Guzzo

Federal Reserve Events Forbes

U.S. Economic Growth Will Moderate Forbes / Oxford Analytica

Treasuries post narrow losses ahead of Fed meeting Reuters / Ellen Freilich

Bonds rise: is 'measured' over? CNN

Legal Smackdown Forbes / Daniel Fisher

Chase puts together seamless switchover Arizona Republic / Russ Wiles

AOL Co-Founder Calls for Split of Time Warner NY Times / Andrew Ross Sorkin and Richard Siklos

Gold at US$1,000? Financial Post / David Berman

TX: Running Out of Time Dallas Fort Worth Star Telegram / Andrea Jares

Weighed in the balance The Economist

Japan drives gold to new 25-year high  FT / Kevin Morrison

Dollar down, gold continues to rise AP via NJ Post

Word Junkies Get Ready for a Fix From the Fed Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

Fed May Remove `Accommodation' Phrase, Bond Firms Say Bloomberg / Michael McDonald

Companies got credit-crazy, too Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Businesses' tech outlays may rise 11% Bloomberg / Robert Weisman

ARMs start hurting as rates rise Dallas Morning News / Pamela Yip

Rate hikes may not spell doom for stocks Dallas Morning News / Will Deener

OPEC Agrees to Maintain Production at Current Levels Bloomberg / Jim Efstathiou Jr.

Japan is in a tug-of-war over tighter money FT / David Pilling

Dollar Falls the Most in 2 Months; Fed May Drop `Accommodation' Bloomberg / Kabir Chibber and Joshua Krongold

Brazilian Currency Falls to 6-Week Low on Central Bank Concern Bloomberg / Elzio Barreto

Bush Abandons Tax Reform, Washington Gets Uglier Bloomberg / Kevin Hassett

Time to dispel some economic myths Christian Science Monitor / David R. Francis

Can Congress police its ethics? Christian Science Monitor / Gail Russell Chaddock

What ever happened to the paperless office? Christian Science Monitor / Matt Bradley

Russia: Corruption Casts Doubt on Russia as G8 Leader Moscow Times / Stephen Boykewich

Australian Dollar May Fall on View Interest-Rate Gap to Shrink Bloomberg / Chris Young



Costly strategy slams Best Buy earnings Minneapolis Star Tribune / Chris Serres

MSRB Files Rule Change with SEC that Would Grant Association Request to Extend Three-Hour Trade Reporting Exception for Muni Issues BMA

Commerce To Pay $600,000 Bond Buyer / Lynn Hume

MN: Area home sales decline 12% St. Paul Pioneer Press / Gita Sitaramiah

Trade -- the real issue UPI / Martin Walker

Hedge fund insurance on offer Marketwatch / Alistair Barr

Fed raises rates, changes statement Marketwatch / Greg Robb and Rex Nutting

The Fed Is Nearing the End National Review / Larry Kudlow

Price Bubble Hits Baubles NY Post / Suzanne Kapner

Bankruptcy courts have busy year AP via NJ Post / Eileen Alt Powell

Fund managers turning positive on the US FT / Christopher Brown-Humes

U.S. banks raise prime rate to 7.25 percent Reuters

US rate futures up as end to rate hikes seen near Reuters / Ros Krasny

Fed signals end to rate rise cycle FT / Andrew Balls

Bernanke ready to take over for Greenspan AP via Beaufort Gazette / Jeannine Aversa

The Fed Speaks / Mark Glassman

Dollar weakens on Fed news FT / Steve Johnson and Jennifer Hughes

Canada dollar hits 14-yr high on Fed statement Reuters / Cameron French

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

Bubble, Bubble -- Then Trouble Business Week via MSNBC / Paul Magnusson, Stan Crock and Peter Coy

Shoppers on Web spree South Florida Sun Sentinel / Mary Ellen Podmolik

Stocks rise after Fed signals change in monetary policy AP via Boston Globe

PA: State panel agrees to hike minimum wage Pittsburgh Post Gazette

WA: Employers have good news for job seekers Seattle Post Intelligencer / Dan Richman

China: The Trade Traps in Hong Kong Tech Central Station / James K. Glassman

Oil prices expected to soar to feed global appetite Washington Times / Patrice Hill

As precious metals go, so goes jewelry? Business Week via MSNBC / Amey Stone

Treasuries Rise After Fed Raises Rates, Drops `Accommodation' Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton

Fed Lifts Rate to 4.25%, Drops `Accommodation' Phrase Bloomberg / Scott Lanman

Fed raises rates again CNN / Paul R. La Monica

FOMC Statement Federal Reserve Board

Philadelphia Fed Names Bank Supervision Advisor Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

The inflation story that wasn't AP via NJ Post / Rachel Beck

Yuletide investments, ho ho ho The Economist

Treasuries edge higher as Fed news looms FT / Jennifer Hughes, Paul J Davies and David Turner

Drilling on Wall Street The Economist

And so this is Fed day ... CNN / Kathleen Hays

Greenspan v. Gonzalez? / Ronald Fink

Tuesday's Metal Prices AP via NJ Post

Waffling before the Fed CNN

The right CEO for 3M CNN / Michael Sivy

CA: Housing demand still raising roofs Orange County Register / Jonathan Lansner

Most Popular Toys Of The Last 100 Years Forbes / Leah Hoffmann

UK inflation level falls to 2.1% BBC News

China economy larger than previously stated FT Richard McGregor

Guessing Game Is On Over Fed Hikes LA Times / Tom Petruno

Corporate bonds losing their appeal Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Hertz $3 Bln Bond Sale Shows Flagging LBO Demand Bloomberg / Caroline Salas

Nov. Retail Sales Weaker Than Expected AP via Forbes

Target: Google Ludwig Von Mises Institute / William Anderson

Best Buy Says 3rd-Qtr Profit Drops 6.8% on Expenses Bloomberg / Mark Clothier

Lehman Annual Profit Up on Transaction Fees AP via Newsday / Michael J. Martinez

CalPERS Says Its Fund Now Tops $200 Billion Bloomberg via LA Times

Where to put year-end cash Philadelphia Inquirer / Jeff Brown

EU Will Move From Crisis To Stasis Forbes / Oxford Analytica

Hopes Dim for Broad Accord at WTO Talks LA Times / Don Lee

Hedge Funds Will Never Outgrow This Hulking Beast Bloomberg / Chet Currier

US Money Printing to Continue! Tomorrow’s Gold via Safehaven / Marc Faber

Households - Another Quarter Older and Deeper In Debt Northern Trust via Safehaven / Paul Kasriel

Derivatives Bet on GM, GMAC Threatens to Unravel Bloomberg / Mark Gilbert

S.& P. Cuts G.M. Rating to Lowest in 52 Years NY Times / Micheline Maynard

Pepsi's market value tops Coke after 112 years $ FT / Andrew Ward

Divided Republicans Struggle Over Size of Tax and Spending Cuts Bloomberg / Laura Litvan

China's Nov. Output Rose 16.6%, Most in Five Months Bloomberg / Nerys Avery

Saudi Arabia Looks Past Oil NY Times / Jad Mouawad

Crude Oil Trades Near Five-Week High on U.S. Cold, OPEC Output Bloomberg / Gavin Evans and Will Kennedy

Crude Oil Trades Near Five-Week High on U.S. Cold, OPEC Output Bloomberg / Gavin Evans

Asia Craves EU-Style Integration, Lacks Clarity Bloomberg / Andy Mukherjee


GM's Board Is Bad Slate / Daniel Gross

Tech Pulse Index Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Wal-Mart strategy jolts rivals Dallas Morning News / Maria Halkias

WI: Mutual funds unit to be sold Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / Paul Gores

Not a happy season for many businesses AP via Aberdeen News / Joyce M. Rosenberg

Energy costs driving shoppers online UPI / T.K. Maloy

U.S. rent rising out of reach AP via Myrtle Beach Sun / Stephen Ohlemacher

NY second for 'insourcing' jobs Buffalo Business Journal

CA: Gas prices dip — for now Mercury News / David Morrill

IN: Construction boom and gloom Indianapolis Star / Norm Heikens

BMA: Elects 2006 Board of Directors Bond Market Association

Chicago Passes '06 Budget Bond Buyer / Yvette Shields

NV: Suburbs headed southwest? Las Vegas Review Journal / Hubble Smith

Time Warner Showdown NY Post / Paul Tharp

Union faults businesses for drop in members Lansing State Journal / Barbara Wieland

The Social Blessings of "Usury" Ludwig von Mises Institute / Glen Tenney

Hedge funds return 2% in November Marketwatch / Alistair Barr

Let's Make a Deal / Will Swarts

CME to Bid for NYMEX NY Post / Zachery Kouwe

Canada: Loonie surrenders gains Globe and Mail / John Partridge and Tavia Grant

Korea: Won Hits 4-Month High Against Dollar Korea Times / Kim Sung-jin

Don't look for much out of trade talks in Hong Kong St. Louis Post Dispatch / David Nicklaus

Chinese economy to outgrow Britain this year Scotsman

Least affordable rental markets CNN / Les Christie

FL: Where's your insurance check? Mortgage companies can hold your repair money South Florida Sun Sentinel / Kathy Bushouse

Why Are Workers Earning Less Than They Used To? Tech Central Station / Craig S. Marxsen

Even dollar bulls shudder at trade gap Reuters / Jamie McGeever

Morgan Stanley CEO nabs $11.5M bonus Reuters via CNN

Trading Blunder Raises Concerns About the Tokyo Stock Exchange LA Times / Bruce Wallace

We're Still Too Exuberant Fortune via Fiend’s SuperBear Page / Geoffrey Colvin

S.E.C. Looks to Ease Delisting Rules for Foreign Companies NY Times / Floyd Norris

Multimillion Dollar Fine Levied Against DuPont LA Times / Jesus Sanchez

Qantas Plays Santa for Boeing South Florida Sun Sentinel / Jesus Sanchez

Acceptance of honorary degree, New York University Federal Reserve Board / Alan Greenspan

Heterogeneous Beliefs and Inflation Dynamics: A General Equilibrium Approach Federal Reserve Bank of Boston / Fabià Gumba-Brisa

Research Review Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

FB&T Regulatory Agencies Publish Guide to Help Financial Institutions Comply with Information Security Guidelines Federal Reserve Board

A thank-you note for the Fed CNN / Kathleen Hays

Fed-speak fuels optimism about economy AP via Houston Chronicle / Martin Crutsinger

Fed considers end to increases in rates Washington Times / Patrice Hill

Greenspan: World living standards rising AP via Charlotte Observer / Jeannine Aversa

Bright Spot on Gulf as Casinos Rush to Rebuild NY Times / Gary Rivlin

Can America keep it up? The Economist

Americans expected to eat out even more Dallas Morning News / Karen Robinson-Jacobs

US says hot housing market boosted mortgage fraud Reuters / Kristin Roberts

Dow up as market continues to mull Fed FT / Pan Kwan Yuk

Blockbuster resumes late fees in 4 states AP via Dallas Morning News

Snow- Strong U.S. economy proving pessimists wrong Reuters / Laura MacInnis

In praise of a Democratic senator $ The Economist

Biggest one-day Yen rally for five years FT / Steve Johnson

Canada dollar hits 14-year high but ends unchanged Reuters / Cameron French

UK: All roads lead to London The Economist

Europe must conquer gloom $ FT / Quentin Peel

EU: What is the EU budget for? $ The Economist

Rich nations criticised on trade BBC News

Japan: Competing through innovation $ The Economist

India: The next wave The Economist

UK: Tony Blair and Europe $ The Economist

Oil above $61 after inventory report CNN

In defense of the inverted yield curve Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Getting thrown a flat yield curve Philadelphia Inquirer / Andrew Cassel

Treasuries jump on trade gap widening FT / Jennifer Hughes

U.S. Treasuries Gain; Slower Inflation May Spur Fed to Pause Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton

Trade gap widens unexpectedly, hits record Reuters / Andrea Hopkins

Dollar Falls Most in 5 Years Against Yen on Tankan, Trade Gap Bloomberg / Joshua Krongold and Michael McDonald

Fed Breaks Pattern, Signals Replace Promises Bloomberg / John M. Berry

Fed Raises Key Rate Again, Hints Tightening Is Near End LA Times / Bill Sing

30-year loans beat ARMs Detroit Free Press / Susan Tompor

Risky mortgages could be harder to get USA Today / Kathy Chu

Real Estate Job Engine Finally Slows Down AP via Newsday / Adam Geller

Bush administration confident over Fed's vigilance Reuters

Online retailers step up discount offers AP via USA Today / Anne D'Innocenzio

GM takes lean, mean approach to competition Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Jack Markowitz

IMF's Rato lauds health of emerging economies Reuters

SEC Tells Bond Lawyers to Be Sure Clients Understand Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

Fed Wraps Holiday Statement in Shade of Neutral Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

Fed Switches Rate Off Autopilot, Inflation Alert Still Flashing Bloomberg / Craig Torres

Company Insiders Sell, Suggesting Rally's End: Taking Stock Bloomberg / Suzanne O'Halloran

Roach, Friedman Disagree About World's Shape Bloomberg / William Pesek Jr.

Fed Opens Door for a January Pause Forex News via Safehaven / Ashraf Laidi

Fed Gives Mixed Sign on Rates NY Times / Edmund L. Andrews

Protesters March as WTO Session Opens Washington Post / Philip P. Pan

UK: Inflation fall raises hopes for rate cut Guardian / Ashley Seager

Japan's Tankan Business Confidence Index Rises to 21 Bloomberg / Mayumi Otsuma

Yen Gains After Tankan Shows Increased Capital Spending, Profit Bloomberg / Chris Cooper and Kosuke Goto


The workplace of tomorrow? Marketwatch / Robert Powell

Risky investments don't always offer biggest rewards USA Today / John Waggoner

Trade talks battle against clock BBC News

IMF says too early for BoJ to tighten policy FT / David Pilling

Treasuries fall as investors lock in profits FT / Joanna Chung, Ivar Simensen and David Turner

Loonie rides trade winds Financial Post / Jacqueline Thorpe

Gold Rush / Lisa Scherzer

Gold extends losses, hits 2-week low Marketwatch

Calif. home sales drop Long Beach Press Telegram

Mortgage rates ease in latest week Marketwatch / Rachel Koning

Reports show economy 'is really performing well' USA Today / Sue Kirchhoff

Barclays' ETFs impacted by S&P's index overhaul Marketwatch / John Sppence

Naughty NYSE NY Post / Roddy Boyd

Deutsche chief looks at a legacy of change IHT / Carter Dougherty

Goldman Lags Broker Reports Dow Jones via / Greg Mocroft

WI: Hurricanes hit remodeling Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / Michele Derus

WI: Jobs grow faster in state than labor pool Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / Joel Dresang

Florida tourism expected to jump 3.2 percent next year AP via Orlando Sentinel

Merck's Sneak Attack Forbes / Matthew Harper

Pier 1 stock plummets on slow holiday sales Dallas Morning News / Maria Halkias

Pier Pressure / Will Swarts

Business Outlook Survey Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Competition and trade in the U.S. auto parts sector pdf Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Foreign cenbank purchases of US debt eased on week Reuters

Dollar Rises Versus Euro as Foreigners Boost Asset Purchases Bloomberg / Joshua Krongold

Between the Fed's Fewer Lines Business Week via MSNBC / Michael Wallace

Fed's word change a signal of future action AP via Myrtle Beach Sun / Martin Crutsinger

China's thirst for energy complicating global policy Knight Ridder / Tim Johnson

Protesting What, Exactly? in Hong Kong Business Week via MSNB / Frederik Balfour

Treasuries slip on NY Fed-driven profit-taking Reuters / Pedro Nicolaci da Costa

Empire State Manufacturing Survey Federal Reserve Bank of New York

DIARY-Federal Reserve Events Reuters

Good economic news gets little credit Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

CPI posts biggest drop since 1949 CNN / Chris Isidore

House expected to pass pension bill Marketwatch / William L. Watts

Mortgage delinquencies soar in storms' wake South Florida Sun Sentinel / Jack Snyder

CA: Bullish on O.C. prices Orange County Register / Mathew Padilla

WA: A new player in real estate market Seattle Post Intelligencer / Kristen Millares Bolt

Thursday Gold Coin Prices AP via NJ Post

Oil prices slide as inventory worries ease AP via NJ Post

FDIC Banking Review FDIC

Goldman Sachs 4Q Profit Jumps 36 Percent AP via Forbes

Bear Stearns Profit Up 15 Percent in 4Q AP via Baltimore Sun / Michael J. Martinez

Traditional phones may be nearing end of line Seattle Post Intelligencer / Bill Virgin

Cox Promises Policy on Large Fines / Stephen Taub and Tim Reason

Record year at Boeing leads industry boom Seattle Post Intelligencer / Charles Pope

Gloomsters refuse to budge Marketwatch / Peter Brimelow

MI: Jobless rate 6.6% in state, 5% in U.S. Detroit Free Press / John Gallagher

AZ: We plan for retiring boomers, or we bust Arizona Republic / Jon Talton

Yen rallies against the dollar and euro FT / Maria Silander

China a spectator at WTO talks IHT /  David Lague and Donald Greenlees

Shopping Crowds Seem Lighter at the Mall This Year NY Times / Michael Barbaro

Time running out for online shoppers Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Teresa F. Lindeman

Moves at S.E.C. to Loosen Rules on Many Companies NY Times / Floyd Norris

Fracas over home seizures moves to states Christian Science Monitor / Warren Richey

New York braces, sort of, for transit strike Christian Science Monitor / Alexandra Marks

Threat of walk-out puts trade talks in doubt Independent / Philip Thornton

UK: Bad news triple whammy points to rate cut Scotsman / Nick Bevens

China will keep growing for years - but will it get rich before it gets old? Independent / Hamish McRae

Treasuries May Rise; Report to Show Inflation Slowed Last Month Bloomberg / Shamim Adam

WTO Delegates, Just Look Around You Tech Central Station / James K. Glassman

Trade negotiators locked in secret talks Guardian / Larry Elliott and Jonathan Watts

UK: Jobless total jumps to 1.5 million Guardian / Ashley Seager

Trade Deficit Hits Record, Threatening U.S. Growth NY Times / Edmund L. Andrews

Commodity Strategists: Oil May Rise to $70 Next Year Bloomberg / Megumi Yamanaka

Dollar May Rise on Higher U.S. Rates Than in Japan and Europe Bloomberg / Kosuke Goto and Chris Cooper

Sandwich Chain Decides It's Time to Sell NY Times / Andrew Ross Sorkin

Who Wants Health Insurance? Tech Central Station / Arnold Kling

UK: Top City bankers poised for bonus bonanza Guardian / Jill Treanor