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Inflation and the US economy  what’s the problem? Brookes News / Gerard Jackson

Why Is The Yield Curve Inverted? Yeald via Fiend’s SuperBear Page / George Ross Fisher, IV

When enough is enough Marketwatch / Greg Robb

CA: Hot market led to real estate agent boom Long Beach Press Telegram / Don Jergler

New year's retail forecast not as rosy as 2005 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / Doris Hajewski

Lazy portfolios' outrun S&P 500 Marketwatch / Peter Brimelow

Nokia is Magellan Fund's top holding Marketwatch / Kathie O’ Donnell

Korea: BOK Pledges to Stem Inflation Korea Times / Na Jeong-ju

U.S. Treasury prices slip, data, auctions in focus Reuters / Naomi Tajitsu

World Bank arm sees strong year for emerging markets Reuters / Lesley Wroughton

Economic concerns recede at start of year; worries about Iraq, politicians have grown Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Will Lester

US retail body sees slowdown in sales $ FT / Jonathan Birchall

Fund stars don't like this ride Wall Street Journal via Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Diya Gullapalli and Shefali Anand

For immigrant laborers, Big Easy more Wild West Dallas Morning News / Dianne Solis

The importance of history and geography FT / John Kay

Review and Preview Morgan Stanley / Ted Wieseman and David Greenlaw

TX: Post-storm economy taking root in Texas Dallas Morning News / Angela Shah

Family offices on the rise Orange County Register / John Gittelsohn

Governments turn to collection agencies Dallas Morning News / Pamela Yip

GMAC Taking $450 Million Goodwill Charge / Stephen Taub

Popular ETFs receive failing grades Marketwatch / John Spence

Go Slow On Bank Stocks Forbes / Liz Moyer

Global glow Marketwatch / Greg Morcroft

Bowser's nose for low-priced stocks Marketwatch / Peter Brimelow

Japan: Holding Tight Morgan Stanley / Takehiro Sato

France: Too Much Complacency on the VAC Morgan Stanley / Eric Chaney

Turkey: Loving IT Morgan Stanley / Serhan Cevik

Big bucks for a Greenspan speech? CNN

Surprise! Airlines' outlook positive Arizona Republic / awn Gilbertson

MD: Condo boom spells end for apartment complex Baltimore Sun / Laura Barnhardt

Oil edges higher on Iran and Nigeria concerns FT / Chris Flood

Platinum Rises to a Record on Buying by Speculators and Funds Bloomberg / Danielle Rossingh

Gilt yields fall after disappointing UK data FT / Joanna Chung and David Turner

Expected debt issues-Investment-grade Eurobonds Reuters

Euro eyes 3-month high on hawkish Trichet FT / Darryl Thomson

Dollar Gains Before Consumer Confidence, Manufacturing Reports Bloomberg / Jake Lee

Dollar falls to three-week low versus yen AP via NJ Post

Brazil's Real Falls vs Dollar on Interest-Rate Cut Speculation Bloomberg / Elzio Barreto

Canadian dollar inches ahead, bonds drift up Reuters

Merkel Brings Spark To Germany's Foreign Policy Forbes / Oxford Analytica

Japan cannot avoid raising taxes – Tanigaki Reuters

Copper Futures Rise to Record in Shanghai on Cable Maker Demand Bloomberg / Xiao Yu

Left a bit ... right a bit ... the mysteries of inflation targeting and Bob Monkhouse's 'Golden Shot' Independent / Stephen King

Sugar May Rise to 24-Year High on Ethanol Demand, Smaller Crops Bloomberg / Claudia Carpenter and Jason Gale

EU: German industry blazes trail for eurozone Guardian / Larry Elliott

Japan's Dec. Producer Prices Rise Fastest in 16 Years Bloomberg / Mayumi Otsuma

Britain's Fiscal Rule Is More Leaden Than Golden Bloomberg /Matthew Lynn

Dollar Drops; Snow Says He's Unconcerned About Diversification Bloomberg / Kosuke Goto


The Buttonwood column: Strange happenings along the China coast $ The Economist

WI: Strong year for equity funds Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / Kathleen Gallagher

WI: More fizzle than pop in home prices Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / Michele Derus

Five Stocks Facing Formidable Resistance Forbes / Bernie Schaeffer

The Reversal of the US's and Asia's Relative Monetary Conditions Morgan Stanley / Andy Xie

The Global Delta, Part II Morgan Stanley / Stephen Roach

Banks overcome tighter margins Minneapolis Star Tribune / Thomas Lee

BMA Warns Proposed Changes to MSRB Rule G-23 Will Restrict Competition and Harm Market Bond Market Association

Many Oppose G-23 Changes Bond Buyer / Lynn Hume

Bernanke must prove mettle with rate hike Marketwatch / Dr. Irwin Kellner

Economy eyes capital spending surge AP via Wichita Eagle / Rachel Beck

Oil Prices -- Tight Markets plus Geopolitics Equals Upside Risks Morgan Stanley / Richard Berner and Eric Chaney

GOP moves to rein in lobbyist favors Marketwatch / William L. Watts

Breaking Up Is Hard to Do / James B. Stewart

High-tech AT&T kick NY Daily News / Phyllis Furman

CO: Xcel sees jump in late customer payments Denver Business Journal / Cathy Proctor

Realtors: most homebuyers put little cash down Reuters

Big investors set to deepen commodity stake Reuters / Barbara Lewis and Clare Black

Intel investors disappointed CNN / Amanda Cantrell

Treasury yield curve inverts again FT / Jennifer Hughes

Emerging debt-Spreads resilient to markets weakness Reuters

US SWAPS -Spreads narrow with lower Treasury yields Reuters

NC: Foreclosures in neighborhood take a toll on everyone Charlotte Observer / Lisa Hammersly Munn

Should Google have to pay for the bandwidth it consumes? Slate / Adam L. Penenberg

Intel shares drop on fears of PC downturn FT / Chris Nuttall

Yahoo posts weak results, stock drops 13 pct Reuters / Eric Auchard

A case for tech valuations Reuters / Marc Gernstein

Money manager Gabelli under fire over pay Journal News / Allan Drury

Chinese Overseas Investment Exceeds $50B AP via Newsday

Overthrowing the tyranny of vested interests $ FT / Martin Wolf

I Remember Alan Forbes / Dan Seligman

Happy Trails, Alan CNN / Paul R. La Monica

Jobs recovery falling short Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Airbus outstrips Boeing after sales surge $ FT / Kevin Done

Buffett's Berkshire To Buy Business Wire Forbes / Greg Levine

SEC Proposes Changes to Pay Disclosure / Stephen Taub

Tuesday's Money Rates AP via NJ Post

They're on the money Sacramento Bee / Jack Sirard

Gold's high prices boost production, global exploration AP via Arizona Republic / Sandy Shore

Mexico Peso Bond Yields Fall to Record on Rate-Cut Speculation Bloomberg / Adriana Arai

Trade Center Launches New Managed Futures Information Site Trade Center / Scott Hicks

CA: Late taxes hint at housing's toll Orange County Register / Jonathan Lansner

MA: Suburbs flush with homes for sale Boston Globe / Kimberly Blanton

FL: Another company seeks sizeable rate hikes for home insurance in S. Florida South Florida Sun Sentinel / Kathy Bushouse

5 signs you have too much money CNN / Jeanne Sahadi

Industrial Production and Capacity Utilization Federal Reserve Board

U.S. agency 2006 note sales calendar Reuters

U.S. Treasuries fall on strong U.S. factory data Reuters

New York State to sell $4.2 bln bonds in 2006-07 Reuters

Wall St. Wooing Hedge Funds LA Times / Walter Hamilton

Yields on CDs at highest since '01  Boston Globe / Sasha Talcott

Wells Fargo, U.S. Bancorp Slowed By Bankruptcy Cases Bloomberg / Steve Dickson

Executive Pay May Get Close Look LA Times / Jonathan Peterson

Tuesday World Gold Prices AP via NJ Post

Tuesday Gold Coin Prices AP via NJ Post

Crude Oil Jumps Above $65 on Threat to Iran and Nigeria Supply Bloomberg / Mark Shenk

Dollar up against euro on economic news AP via NJ Post

Brazil's Real Falls to One-Week Low on Rate Cut Expectations Bloomberg / Elzio Barreto

UK inflation drops to Bank target BBC News

Balancing Act Daily Standard / Irwin Stelzer

Is Ben Bernanke ready to assume US Fed chair? Taipei Times / Robert Shiller

The goliath that reshaped America Christian Science Monitor / Clayton Collins

Treasuries May Fall as $100 Billion of Debt Overwhelms Buyers Bloomberg / Joshua Krongold and Elizabeth Stanton

U.S. Consumers Reeling From Higher Debt Burden Bloomberg / John Wasik

Bush, Congress Lack Courage to Fix Entitlements Bloomberg / John M. Berry

Bush's Expansion Leaves Workers Behind, Sparking Fed Friction Bloomberg / Mark Drajem, Nicholas Johnston and Alison Fitzgerald

Nothing Trumps Some Things Tech Central Station / Duane Feese

When Less Really Is More Tech Central Station / Stephen Bainbridge

China sees foreign cash pile as possible peril IHT / David Lague

Dollar Gains on Speculation Reports Will Signal Faster Growth Bloomberg / Keiko Ujikane and Kosuke Goto

Copper Rises to Record in Shanghai on Supply Concern in China Bloomberg / Xiao Yu

Crude Oil Rises on Concern About Nigerian Unrest, Iran Standoff Bloomberg / Will Kennedy and Gavin Evans

DC: Gasoline prices increase locally Washington Times / Kara Rowland

Equity Strategists: Goldman Expects Gains, Led by U.S. and Asia Bloomberg / Kotaro Miyata

A win for January Effect strategy Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

Rumblings of a German Revival NY Times / Mark Landler

UK: An era of low inflation or asset price bubble as King maps out a bumpy road for the Bank Independent / Jeremy Warner

I Still Hate Funds Forbes / Kenneth L. Fisher

Russia: Gref Set for WTO Talks in Switzerland Moscow Times / Anna Smolchenko

Global Stock Market Rallies are Optical Illusions, but Gold could Soar to $770 per ounce via Safehaven / Gary Dorsch


Opening the boss’s pay packet $ The Economist

Oil on the up, again $ The Economist

Outsourcing is just the latest in a long series of scapegoats St. Louis Post Dispatch / David Nicklaus

Seagate profit nearly doubles on PC boom Bloomberg vi Minneapolis Star Tribune / John Stebbins

New England Economic Indicators Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Gilts bubble savages pensions FT / Philip Coggan and Kate Burgess

Fed president's worries are inflated Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

NY: Your home got pricier, so pay up! NY Daily News / Michael Saul

CA: Home prices likely to fall, PMI says Contra Costa Times / James Temple

WTO hearings in Boeing-Airbus dispute to be public AFP via EU Business

Apple shares tumble after numbers fall short FT / Kevin Allison

AMD puts in stronger showing than Intel FT / Chris Nuttall

Southwest's profitable streak continues Dallas Business Journal via Buffalo Business Journal / Margaret Allen

Yahoo's 83% Profit Growth Fails to Appease Wall Street LA Times / Chris Gaither

Washington Mutual 4Q earnings miss views AP via Settle Post Intelligencer / Elizabeth Gillespie

Prescription for a healthcare fiasco $ FT / Jacob Weisberg

EU: Beware the Hikes of March Business Week via MSNBC / Natascha Gewaltig

The hippies were right all along about happiness $ FT / Andrew Oswald

Is Ben Bernanke A Conservative? Forbes / Hunter Lewis

EBay posts strong results but outlook disappoints Reuters / Eric Auchard

Not rocket science Washington Times via Real Clear Politics / Richard W. Rahn

Senate Targets Some Convertible Bonds / Stephen Taub

Fifth Third falls short Cincinnati Enquirer / Alexander Coolidge

Nuclear power may pop up in a decade Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Jack Markowitz

The Economic Outlook for 2006 Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond / Jeffrey M. Lacker

U.S. Economy Grew at End of 2005, Fed Report Shows Bloomberg / Scott Lanman

Beige Book Federal Reserve Board

Bond prices edge up at midday AP via NJ Post

CO: Utility shut-offs surge in late '05 Denver Post / Steve Raabe

CA: $621,000: record price for O.C. homes Orange County Register / Jonathan Lansner

Wednesday's Metal Prices AP via NJ Post

Oil prices fall as traders take profits AP via NJ Post / Madlen Read

Executive-pay disclosure is a reform that adds up Baltimore Sun / Jay Hancock

Tokyo Stock Exchange session halted early AP via Baltimore Sun / Yuri Kageyama

Worldwide share slide reaches US BBC News

Hedge fund manager revamps McDonald's plan AP via The State / Michael J. Martinez

Productivity and Economic Outlook Federal Reserve Board / Susan Schmidt Bies

Bies: Fed 'vigilant' on inflation Reuters via CNN

US home loan applications up as refinancing rises Reuters / Julie Haviv

US consumer prices fall, inflation worries remain Reuters / Andrea Hopkins

1-year bank CD rates increase close to 5% level Detroit Free Press / susan Tompor

Schwab's earnings triple on slashed fees AP via Charlotte Observer / Michael Liedtke

JPMorgan reports 13% growth in profits $ FT / David Wighton and Andrei Postelnicu

Bank of New York profit up 15% as fees rise Reuters via San Diego Union Tribune / Jonathan Stempel

Citigroup to launch own trading network AP via San Diego Union Tribune

Inflation-linked 50-year gilt yield hits new low FT / Joanna Chung

Yes, Stock Options Do Still Matter Forbes / Elizabeth MacDonald

Retailers Face Challenging Year AP via South Florida Sun Sentinel / Anne D’Innocenzio

California, New York Officials Sense Danger in Debt Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

Brazil, Chile, Colombia: Latin America Local Bond Preview Bloomberg / Andrea Jaramillo

FL: Key condo debtor case settled Miami Herald / Patrick Danner

U.S. Consumer Prices Probably Rose in December, Survey Shows Bloomberg / Joe Richter

Bracing the world for the day when the oil runs out Independent / Michael Harrison

Crude Oil Trades Close to $67 Amid Iran, Nigeria Supply Concern Bloomberg / Gavin Evans

How important is CEO pay? Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

U.K. Doesn't Need Law to Fight `Wal-Martization' Bloomberg / Matthew Lynn

Chinese Should Boycott Microsoft and Yahoo Bloomberg / William Pesek Jr.

Russia: Foreign Car Sales Double in '05 Moscow Times / Anna Smolchenko

Can Holders Sue Merrill in State Courts When Traders Cannot? NY Times / Floyd Norris

WA: Home sale prices in '05 set King County record Seattle Post Intelligencer / Kristen Millares Bolt










Omen believers shudder at T-note yields USA Today / John Waggoner

Business Outlook Survey Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

New IRS tool doesn't make AMT question much easier Marketwatch / Andrea Coombes

Medicare Drug Plan Looks Like a Big Scam LA Times / Michael Hiltzik

New G-38 Sparks Changes Bond Buyer / Lynn Hume

CA: Riding nine years of rising property values Orange County Register / Jeff Collins

Mich. jobless rate 6.8% in '05 Lansing State Journal / Tim Martin

Nasdaq error results in incorrect stock quotes AP via MSNBC

To be paid like a king Marketwatch / David Weidner

Treasury not concerned with rising US indebtedness Reuters

America's dark materials The Economist

Yellen says Fed should not target asset bubbles Reuters

Picking rates peak art, not science -Fed's Yellen Reuters

2006: A Year of Transition at the Federal Reserve Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco / Janet Yellen

Greenspan warns senators of GSEs' systemic risk Reuters

Motorola profits up 87% on record handset sales FT / Paul Taylor

Japan: Still livin' on the edge The Economist

Old mogul, new media The Economist

Oil prices climb to four-month high AP via NJ Post

Buy, sell, hold? Money via CNN / Cybele Weisser

Mortgage rates reach 3-month low CNN

Global market spreads the risk Philadelphia Inquirer / Jeff Brown

Weekly U.S. money market mutual fund assets Reuters

Pursuing the Rising Sun Reuters

Rebuilding the American dream machine The Economist

Investors started the party too soon Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Treasuries Fall as Jobless Claims Drop to the Lowest Since 2000 Bloomberg / Prashant Rao and Michael McDonald

Brazilian Debt With Longest Maturities to Lead Rally, BNP Says Bloomberg / Elzio Barreto

Thursday Gold Coin Prices AP via NJ Post

Merrill Lynch earnings rise, helped by trading Reuters / Dan Wilchins

Wachovia profit surges on fee, loan growth AP via NJ Post

PNC Financial profits climb 16 percent AP via NJ Post

BB&T profit falls short of expectations Marketwatch / Lisa Sanders

Jobless claims at lowest since 2000 Reuters / Kristin Roberts

U.S. December Housing Starts Fell to 1.933 Mln Rate Bloomberg / Carlos Torres

Inflation, skimpy pay raises squeezing American workers AP via The State / Martin Crutsinger

Jitters in the markets $ The Economist

The SEC: Beyond Disclosure Forbes / Lucian Bebchuk

Trying for a comeback CNN

Disney in serious talks to buy Pixar AP via San Diego Union Tribune

Michigan's jobless rate climbs Detroit Free Press / John Gallagher

Euro-Zone Inflation Falls in December AP via Newsday / Aoife White

Fed Officials See Inflation Risks From Oil, Rising Factory Use Bloomberg / Scott Lanman

Time to Judge the Whole Record of Alan Greenspan Bloomberg / Gene Sperling

NYMEX Nerve NY Post / Zachery Kouwe

Citigroup May Post 4th-Qtr Profit Decline on Bankruptcy Costs Bloomberg / Justin Baer

Behind rising oil cost: Nigeria Christian Science Monitor / Abraham McLaughlin

Look Who Is Making the Most NY Times / Stephen Labaton

Will Google shrug? Marketwatch / Bambi Francisco

Japan: Stirred by Flashy Enterpreneur, Tokyo Market Hits Panic Mode NY Times / James Brooke

Do We Need the IMF? Tech Central Daily / Desmond Lachman


U.S. auto supplier bonds hit by upcoming Ford plan Reuters / Dena Aubin

Texas ranchers weighing impact of Japan's beef ban Dallas Morning News / Katherine Yung

Solid GE earnings fail to convince market $ FT / Dan Roberts

Citigroup operations miss estimates Marketwatch / Lisa Sanders

MD: Wanting Wal-Mart's $12-an-hour jobs Baltimore Sun / Chris Guy

At the Fed, Bernanke may play tough Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

Wall Street Spin Doctors at Work Euro Pacific via Safehaven / Peter Schiff

Google bear sighting Globe and Mail / Mathew Ingram

Google stand could be good for business MSNBC / Martin Wolk

Dow violates major support Marketwatch / Michael Ashbaugh

Gold gains aren't tied to calamities Marketwatch / David Nassar

Canada: Commodity prices to cool in 2006: bank CP via Toronto Star

Interest rate debate weighs on FX FT / Darryl Thomson

Fears grow of bubble in gilts market FT / Joanna Chung and Stephen Fidler

Ex-Fifth Third manager gets 3 years for embezzlement Cincinnati Enquirer / Dan Forn

Dow loses 213 as stocks plunge on GE, Citigroup AP vi San Diego Union Tribune / Christopher Wang

Google Shares Have Biggest Drop After Justice Suit Bloomberg / Jonathan Thaw

U.S. Treasuries trim gains after sentiment data Reuters / Oliver Ludwig

Friday's Money Rates AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer

Oil Prices Head Toward $69 a Barrel AP via Forbes / Brad Foss

Gold climbs to new 25-year high CNN

Oil on the up, again The Economist

The Economic Outlook for 2006 Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond / Jeffrey M. Lacker

Eight Armchair Investors Who Beat the Pros Forbes / Matt Rand

WA: As economy heats up, so do area apartment rents Seattle Post Intelligencer / Brad Wong and Angela Galloway

Florida leads nation in job creation South Florida Sun Sentinel / Tim Barker

Australia: Seeking People to Work Down Under LA Times / Evelyn Iritani

Falling Friday CNN

The Irony of Complacency Morgan Stanley / Stephen Roach

The Term-Premium Case for Higher Yields Morgan Stanley / Richard Berner and David Miles

MD: Hotel bond rating is mixed Baltimore Sun / Lorraine Mirabella and June Arney

BlackRock Shares Jump on Morgan Buyout Talks Report Bloomberg / Matthew Keenan and Danielle Kost

Energy costs still pressure consumers Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Oil prices rise above $67 amid Iran tension AP via NJ Post

White House Pushes Economic Accomplishments AP via Houtson Chronicle / Martin Crutsinger

Citigroup quarterly profits rise on asset sale $ FT /  Helen Thomas

TX: Banner year for area housing Dallas Morning News / Steve Brown

Mortgage rates decline again San Diego Union Tribune

Japan: A Step Toward Inflation Targeting Morgan Stanley / Robert Alan Feldman

Japan: Remaining Upbeat Morgan Stanley / Takehiro Sato

Swedish central bank raises its key rate AP via NJ Post

EU: Stabilization or Acceleration? Morgan Stanley / Eric Chaney and Javier Rodriguez

Follow the money -- if you can Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

The E-Z Money Daily Reckoning via Lew Rockwell / Bill Bonner

States lead way on minimum wage hikes / Kathleen Hunter

Don't Change a Thing, Muni Issuers Tell Regulators Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

Hedge Funds Finance 80% of Trade Deficit Forex News via Safehaven / Ashraf Laidi

Fund Manager Arnott Raises a Thorny Debt Question Bloomberg / Chet Currier

U.K. Bonds Play Dangerous Game of Musical Chairs Bloomberg / Mark Gilbert

U.S. Consumer Confidence Rose to 6-Month High, BN Survey Shows Bloomberg / Victor Epstein

Housing market slides from 2005 peak Christian Science Monitor / Ron Scherer

PA: Local housing market goes flat Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Elvin Green

Are reverse mortgages the right direction for older Americans? Marketwatch / Jennifer Openshaw

Canada: Condo is king as area sales `explode' while houses get pricey Toronto Star / Tony Wong

U.S. Tries Simpler Tack Against Ex-Chief of Qwest NY Times / Ken Belson

Ford Motor May Cut 25,000 Jobs in Restructuring to Stem Losses Bloomberg / Bill Koenig and John Lippert

Deal Could Offer New Disney Role for Apple Chief NY Times / Laura M. Holson and John Markoff

By the Numbers: Hedge Funds and Half-Truths NY Times / Jenny Anderson

Turning Asphalt to Gold NY Times / Jenny Anderson

MI: In Michigan, a future where cars count less Christian Science Monitor / Mark Trumbull

Oil May Rise Above $70 on Iran Nuclear Standoff, Survey Shows Bloomberg / Mark Shenk

Oil Markets Are Jittery Over Possibility of Sanctions Against Iran NY Times / Jad Mouawad

China Central Bank's Ma Denies Government Manipulation of Yuan Bloomberg / Samuel Shen

Brazilian Real, Mexican Peso: Latin American Currency Preview Bloomberg / Min Zeng


I, Greenspan Daily Reckoning via Lew Rockwell / Bill Bonner

UK: Be ready if you've anything to declare Telegraph / Alison Steed

Europe's brisk business with Iran could disappear under U.N. sanctions AP via Detroit News / Janey Keaten

Will U.S. baby boomers cross the border to retire? Wall Street Journal via Bradenton Journal / Kemba J. Dunham

The rock star of real estate St. Petersburg Times / Tom Zucco

It's back to business in Davos Marketwatch / Aude Lagorce

Dollar Rises Versus the Yen This Week on Outlook for U.S. Rates Bloomberg / Joshua and Jake Lee

Military personnel get better tax breaks than before Tacoma News Tribune

Long-declining union membership levels off at 12.5 percent of work force AP via Detroit News / Will Lester

TX: Housing divide widens Dallas Morning News / Brendan M. Case, Steve Brown and Ieva M. Augstums

Ameriquest Settles Claims LA Times / E. Scott Reckard

Economy counting on capital spending surge AP via Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Rachel Beck

Cotton Producers Nervous Over Drought AP via Chicago Tribune / Betsy Blaney

Overhaul in accounting rules could tighten squeeze on pensions AP via Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Adam Geller

Stocks Dive on Fears of a Faltering Economy LA Times / Tom Petruno

GE profit sinks 46 percent in fourth quarter, meets expectations AP via Detroit News / John Christoffersen

CA: Valley jobless rate tumbles Mercury News / Nicole C. Wong

UK: As the road surface turns from smooth to bumpy, what now for the UK economy? Independent / Jeremy Warner

Down Payments' Downward Trend Washington Post / Tomoeh Murakami Tse

Dow plunge erases gains for January Cox News via Denver Post / Tom Walker

Morgan Stanley Pursuing Deal With a Side Benefit NY Times / Landon Thomas, Jr.

Analysts Ask if Ford Overhaul Plan Will Be Spartan Enough NY Times / Jeremy W. Peters

The Cufflinks That Went to China $ NY Times / Joseph Nocera



Greenspan's exit from the Fed will be low-key USA Today / Barbara Hagenbaugh

NY: Housing bubble not ready to pop Newsday / Randi F. Marshall

Treasury Bonds Topping? Technical Market Indicator via Safehaven / Robert McHugh

UK: Interest rates to fall to 4% this year as UK plc gets back on its feet, economists predict Scotsman / Terry Murden

U.S. Treasuries inch up on risk-aversion buying Reuters

Earnings...more bad news coming? CNN / Amanda Cantrell

MI: Furniture sales take a hit Detroit News / Tenisha Mercer

PA: A special bond Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Thomas Olson

FL: Experts can see clouds forming over home sales Orlando Sentinel / Mike Thomas

Banks vs. money funds Orange County Register

Indexing just got a makeover Dallas Morning News / Scott Burns

Internet deals point to dot-com comeback Jonathan Lansner

Disney's $100 million gamble Orlando Sentinel / Scott Powers

General Motors Its troubles in car manufacturing may be legion $ FT / Lex

Earnings were good; outlooks were not Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Gregory M. Drahuschak

Time to put on your thinking caps Orange County Register / Mary Ann Milbourn

You can learn a lot from a cold Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Jack Markowitz

Market Preview: GDP weakness to challenge policymakers FT / Chris Flood

Japan: Under the radar, Japan reinvents itself Boston Globe / Robert Weisman

Treasuries Lose Appeal for Foreign Central Banks as Sales Rise Bloomberg / Al Yoon

30-year bond’s return may affect mortgages Marketwatch via The State / Marshall Loeb

More than inflation on Bernanke's full plate Seattle Times / T.M. Sell

Iconic Fed Chief Prepares His Departure AP via LA Times / Nancy Benac

Iran Sanctions Could Drive Oil Past $100 AP via Baltimore sun / George Jahn and Brad Foss

Growth Slows on Declining Auto Sales: U.S. Economy Preview Bloomberg / Carlos Torres

Hazard for Boomers: Tax on Social Security LA Times / Kathy M. Kristof

Real estate keeps truckin' AP via Cincinnati Enquirer / Meg Richards

CA: The zoom zones LA Times / Gayle Pollard-Terry

Computer errors prompt concern over trading systems  AP via Chicago Sun Times / Michael J. Martinez

A long-term look at investing Philadelphia Inquirer / Jeff Brown

Investor suits down, yet lawyers reap Denver Post / Al Lewis

Ford Works to Come Up With a Better Idea LA Times / John O’ Dell

SEC chief seeks data to empower tiny investor Baltimore Sun / Jay Hancock

The economist Ben Franklin Philadelphia Inquirer / Andrew Cassel

Euro May Rise as Economy, ECB Signal Higher Rates, Survey Shows Bloomberg / Jake Lee

The King of gilt-free pessimism Guardian – Observer / William Keegan

Federated fund manager sees dark days for economy Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Len Boselovic

Saving Incentives for All Income Levels Wall Street Journal / Jackie Calmes

Don't say 'free trade', at least not in a US accent Independent / Christopher Walker

Behind Every Underachiever, an Overpaid Board? $ NY Times / Gretchen Morgenson

Collins' Smith: 'I'm ready to buy the FT' Guardian – Observer / Richard Wachman and James Robinson

Is the Fourth Year a Charm for the Bull Market? NY Times / Paul J. Lim

The Week Ahead Wall Street Journal

When Markets Turn Dark, Dividends Shine Wall Street Journal / Ian McDonald

Most investors who try to time market fail Boston Herald / Gail Liberman & Alan Lavine

Indexers, You Too Can Have a Guru Wall Street Journal / Jonathan Clements

Falling Prices Don't Kill Heating Bills Wall Street Journal / Andrea Coombes

Exporting Expertise, if Not Much Else NY Times / Daniel Altman

'All they need is a fair chance to compete' Guardian – Observer / Heather Stewart

UK: 'It is nuts. The people behind our pension schemes understand zilch about markets' Independent / Hamish McRae

We're on the cusp of becoming our own entertainment programmers Pittsburgh Post Gazette / John Hayes


How big is the defense budget UPI / Winslow Wheeler

Iraq War Not Breaking the Bank National Review / Jerry Bowyer

CA: Realtors can't be slow to react Long Beach Press Telegram / Don Jergler

Rates rise in weekly Treasury auction AP via Beaufort Gazette

America must end its dependence on oil $ FT Robert McFarlane and James Woolsey

Monday's commodities roundup AP via Beaufort Gazette

McCain: U.S. can't be held hostage for oil AP via Beaufort Gazette / Foster Klug

Taking On A Heavyweight Institutional Investor / Jonathan Shazar

Investors screen companies through a positive approach Christian Science Monitor / G. Jeffrey MacDonald

It's the euro's fault, many Europeans say IHT / Carter Dougherty

China: Millions of workers in China aren't getting paid Knight Ridder / Tim Johnson

Car rentals get closer to home USA Today / Roger Yu and Chris Woodyard

Energy trading regaining its spark Houston Chronicle / Tom Fowler

Home prices get even more overvalued CNN / Les Christie

Policy Implications of Global Imbalances Federal Reserve Bank of New York / Timothy F. Geithner

US current account deficit ‘unsustainable’ – NY Fed chief  FT / Christopher Swann

IMF's Rajan says U.S. must cut fiscal deficit Reuters

Ford's latest rebuild $ The Economist

Ford: Overhaul Time—Again Forbes / Jerry Flinit

Hit, Stay, or Walk Away Pimco / Mark Kiesel

U.S. Treasuries fall as upcoming issuance weighs Reuters / Oliver Ludwig

Value Plays By The Book Forbes / John Dobosz

China Making Big Oil Moves LA Times / Don Lee

Monday World Gold Prices AP via NJ Post

Monday Gold Coin Prices AP via NJ Post

Review and Preview Morgan Stanley / Ted Wieseman and David Greenlaw

Between the Lines Morgan Stanley / Stephen Roach

Bullish on Capex Morgan Stanley / Richard Berner

As Economy Thrived Under Greenspan, So Did Debt Washington Pot / Nell Henderson

Economy's Leading Indicators Up in Dec. AP via Newsday / Adam Geller

Dollar Drops to 4-Month Low as ECB Officials Signal Higher Rate Bloomberg / Kabir Chibber

Overly invested overseas? Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Venture funding rises locally, in U.S. Dallas Morning News / Victor Godinez

Bank of America profit slides Reuters via CNN

U.S. Stocks Extend Advance as Oil Price Retreats; Ford Gains Bloomberg / Colleen McElroy

Ford to cut 25,000 to 30,000 jobs AP via San Diego Union Tribune / Dee-Ann Durbin

Uncertainty Returns to the Street LA Times / Tom Petruno

Albertson's agrees to sell to investor group AP via Chicago Sun Times

IRS cheats taxpayers out of free return filing Detroit Free Press / Susan Tompor

Why it's time to take a fresh look at Keynes Independent / Stephen King

Questions raised about Wolfowitz style FT / Andrew Balls

Home sweet homes Christian Science Monitor / Marilyn Gardner

Tension over pensions: Can they be saved? Christian Science Monitor / David R. Francis

Evening Star Spells Trouble For Global Equities Safehaven / Dan Basch

Where's the capitulation? Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

There's Little Margin for Error Wall Street Journal via Marketwatch / E.S. Browning

Filling in the edges Marketwatch / John Spence

MA: Exodus of firms, jobs a stunning blow: Critics complain City Hall not doing enough Boston Herald / Scott Van Voorhis

Poole, Key Fed Inflation Fighter, Suggests Rate Boosts May End Bloomberg / Andrew Ward

U.S. Leading Indicators Will Probably Point to Slower Growth Bloomberg / Courtney Schlisserman

Crude oil prices rise to $69 a barrel AP via NJ Post / Gillian Wong

Euro Gains to Four-Month High on Rates: World's Biggest Mover Bloomberg / Chris Young in Sydney and Chris Cooper

Buffett, Gates, Soros Losses May Aim Davos Spotlight on Dollar Bloomberg / Simon Kennedy and John Fraher

FASB on Recalculating Leveraged Leases / Helen Shaw

As Profits Soar, Companies Pay U.S. Less for Gas Rights NY Times / Edmund L. Andrews

It's Time to Face Up to the U.S. Medicare Crisis Bloomberg / Kevin Hassett

U.S. Stock-Market `Correction' May Follow Earnings Shortfalls Bloomberg / Dune Lawrence

Google Lovers Beware, the Future May Not Be Rosy Bloomberg / John Wasik

Advertising Is Obsolete. Everyone Says So. NY Times / Julie Bosman

Spain's Economic Miracle Is Running Out of Steam Bloomberg / Matthew Lynn

Albertsons Nears Deal, Yet Again, To Sell Itself NY Times / Andrew Ross Sorkin

UK: No excess please, we're skittish Guardian / Nils Pratley


Meet the New King of All Media / Monica Rivituso

A tale of two fortunes Globe and Mail / Mathew Ingram

When Hot Women Pick Hot Stocks Slate / Daniel Gross

Top builders get a taste of city living AP via Baufort Gazette / Christina Medina

IRS chief wants policy freezing tax refunds reviewed USA Today / Sandra Block

Empty Prophecies of Gloom National Review / David Gitlitz

Rising Star: David Calhoun, General Electric Fortune via CNN / Geoffrey Colvin

Cingular Wireless Posts 4Q Profit of $204M Washington Post / Harry R. Weber

Janus announces investment-team changes Marketwatch / Kathie O’Donnell

Go where the trends take you Marketwatch / Bill Donoghue

Tuesday's commodities roundup AP via Beaufort Gazette

CA: Orange Co. Selling to Its Treasury Bond Buyer / Rich Saskal

Bank of Canada raises overnight rate target by 1/4 percentage point to 3 1/2 per cent Bank of Canaa

What Is the Free Market? Ludwig von Mises Institute / Murray N. Rothbard

Disney deal keeps Wall Street trading animated FT / Robert Orr

Disney Agrees to Buy Steve Jobs's Pixar for $7.4 Bln Bloomberg / Alex Armitage

It's official: Disney will buy Pixar South Florida Sun Sentinel / Jesus Sanchez

Treasuries weaken in wake of tepid sale FT / Jennifer Hughes, Joanna Chung and David Turner

Europe will not bankroll world trade deal, France warns AFP via EU Business

Mexico Trade Deficit Narrowed in December to $1.2 Bln Bloomberg / Patrick Harrington

Trade Center Launches New Managed Futures Information Site TradeCenter, Inc.

Iran's Ayatollah could Unleash the "Oil Weapon" in 2006, Rattling Global Markets SirChartsAlot via Safehaven / Gary Dorsch

High gas prices may signal trend Boston Herald / Jay Fitzgerald

Colorado foreclosure rate remains second in U.S. Denver Post / Margaret Jackson

How Europe Can Age Gracefully Business Week via MSNBC / Natascha Gewaltig

Business Jitters Over Lobbying Limits Business Week via MSNBC

Oh, Henry, your funds are cellar dwellers: December brought disaster Boston Herald / Brett Arends

Forget about borders; think sectors Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Dispirited American banks $ The Economist

In mutual funds, new dishes aren't always tasty Marketwatch via Chicago Tribune / Chuck Jaffe

This ain't your father's economy, but whose is it? Chicago Sun times / Mark Brown

CA: Adjustable loans push prices up Orange County Register / Jonathan Lansner

Black-and-Blue-berry Tech Central Station / Michael Rosen

MI: Fixing Ford: Lansing to see little impact from massive restructuring Lansing State Journal / Jason Roberson and Sarah A. Webster

Ford: Profit largely due to credit, not cars Detroit Free Press / Joe Guy Collier

DaimlerChrysler to Cut 6,000 Jobs, Saving $1.8 Bln Bloomberg / Jeremy van Loon and Chad Thomas

Four Companies Announce Big Buybacks / Stephen Taub

J&J Fourth-Quarter Profit Rises 79 Percent on Devices Bloomberg / Avram Goldstein

Canada: ‘Open Federalism’ Tech Central Station / Isaac Post

I Savings Bonds are worth studying up on Dallas Morning News / Scott Burns

U.S. Treasuries fall ahead of 20-year TIPS auction Reuters / Oliver Ludwig

Waiting for Junk Bonds to Bounce Back LA Times / Tom Petruno

S&P on corporate credit risk analysis course Reuters

Dollar stabilises after sharp sell-off FT / Steve Johnson

Oil prices slip despite supply worries AP via NJ Post / George Jahn

Tuesday Gold Coin Prices AP via NJ P:ost

Analysts call Ford a clunker Sacramento Bee / Jack Sirard

Private Ford? Forbes / Joann Muller

How Ford lost its way South Florida Sun Sentinel / Jim Mateja

BlackBerry blackout could be costly CNN / Grace Wong

3M's Earnings Rise on Electronics Business AP via Newsday / Chris Williams

N.Y. Times profit drops 41% AP via USA Today

United Airlines' Stock to Trade on Nasdaq AP via Forbes

Strong McDonald's earnings lift stocks AP via Seattle Times / Ellen Simon

Inflation Ahead Forbes / John W. Rogers, Jr.

India's Central Bank Unexpectedly Raises Policy Rate Bloomberg / Cherian Thomas

Japan Arrives Naked for Livedoor Bloomberg / William Pesek Jr.

Fed Will Raise Rates With Bernanke in the Wings Bloomberg / John M. Berry

Executive Pay Watch Daily Standard / Irwin M. Stelzer

Slow Economy Causes Recent Market Bubble To Leak NY Post / John Crudele

Wall Street Sees a Boom in Selling Debt That Counts as Equity Bloomberg / Caroline Salas

Many Workers, Few Shifts NY Times / Jeremy W. Peters

Small-Cap Stock Funds Have a Big Burden to Carry Bloomberg / Chet Currier

Wall St. Reins in Stripper Expensing NY Post / Peter Lauria

Saudis pledge to increase crude supply as price nears all-time high Guardian / Larry Elliott



PA: Region's Job Outlook Is Positive pdf Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Bernanke's challenge is to break housing boom $ FT / David Hale

Greenspan eyes post-Fed consulting Marketwatch / Chris Oliver

The inflated Greenspan Providence Journal / Froma Harrop

Greenspan becomes true work of art in N.Y. AP via MSNBC

Oil prices continue lower in Asian trade after US inventories data AFX via Forbes

Wednesday's commodities roundup AP via Beaufort Gazette

Hedge-fund popularity ebbs Marketwatch / Alistair Barr

Ameritrade closes TD Waterhouse acquisition AP via MSNBC

Piper Jaffray profits up 39 percent; shares hit 1-year high St. Paul Pioneer Press / Sheryl Jean

Primary Dealers Survey Forecasts Higher Treasury Issuance; Interest Rates to Rise Moderately Bond Market Association

Treasuries tumble after weak auction FT / Jennifer Hughes, Richard Beales and David Turner

Freddie Mac Purchases Mississippi Bonds Bond Buyer / Matthew Vadum

Colorado’s Revenue Hunt Bond Buyer / Elizabeth Albanese

The decline of the Big Three is taking its toll on the Midwest St. Louis Post Dispatch / David Nicklaus

NY: Inflation undermines LI wages Newsday / Randi F. Marshall and Keiko Morris

MD: The real reasons for Baltimore's job growth Baltimore Sun / Jay Hancock

How to succeed in the bond market without really trying Wall Street Journal via Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Jonathan Clements

IRS steps up scrutiny of family partnerships Wall Street Journal via Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Rachel Emma Silverman and Tom Herman

Reining in a dynamic duo: Justice Department and SEC Wall Street Journal via Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Peter Lattman and Kara Scannell

Robert Iger vs. Steve Jobs Slate / Daniel Gross

Qualcomm 1st-Qtr Profit Increases; Sales Fall Short Bloomberg / Peter J. Brennan

Google vs. DoJ Slate / Adam L. Penenberg

Ex-CSFB Analyst Reingold Remains in Denial in His `Confessions' Bloomberg / Mark Gilbert

Housing Slowdown May Hurt Economy AP via Newsday / Martin Crutsinger

CA: Conversion rules stiffen for condos San Diego Union Tribune / Lori Weisberg

CA: S.D. existing-home median price drops, sales plummet in Dec. San Diego Union Tribune

Bernanke faces immediate tests that could determine the economy's fate Knight Ridder / Kevin G. Hall

Bankers see volatile markets as Bernanke joins Fed Reuters / Stella Dawson

Greenspan played shrewd political game Reuters / Tim Ahmann

WTO meeting missing a host AP via Detroit Free Press / Sam Cage

Treasuries Fall as Demand at $22 Bln Government Auction Drops Bloomberg / Al Yoon and Daniel Kruger

US SWAPS- Widen after weak 2-year U.S. note sale Reuters

Fed names David Skidmore as new chief spokesman Reuters

Snow pledges austere US budget, focus on deficits Reuters / Glenn Somerville and Mark Felsenthal

IRS says it will notify taxpayers who are suspected of fraud Boston Globe / Albert B. Crenshaw

How US productivity pulled away $ FT / Chris Giles

Home sales slide continues CNN / Chris Isidore

Dow, Nasdaq fall on sliding oil prices AP via The State

Are American cars really that bad? CNN / Peter Valdes-Dapena

Shake-up gives $11.2 billion Janus Fund new face Denver Post / Will Shanley

SC: Jobless rate still second worst The State / Jim DuPlessis

CO: Spike in jobs nears historic level Rocky Mountain News / James Paton

Wednesday Gold Coin Prices AP via NJ Post

U.S. Treasuries Fall; Government to Sell $22 Billion of Debt Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton and Daniel Kruger

Latin American Borrowers Step Up Bond Sales as Demand Persists Bloomberg / Elzio Barreto

U.S. Dec. Existing Home Sales Fell to 6.60 Mln Rate Bloomberg / Joe Richter

CA: Million-dollar-home sales hit new O.C. high Orange County Register / Jeff Collins

How the earnings models have fallen Dallas Morning News / Danielle Martino

Xerox 4Q Profit Surges on Cost Cutting AP via Forbes

Indiana Sells Road for Billions; Prepare for Deluge Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

U.S. Treasuries steady to slightly weaker in Asia Reuters

Should the Securities Industry Have Just One Set of Rules? NY Times / Jenny Anderson

India Makes Bernanke's Job at Fed Look Easy Bloomberg / William Pesek Jr.

U.S. Dec. Home Resales Probably Fell to 6.87 Mln, Survey Says Bloomberg / Joe Richter

White-Collar Blues In the Auto Industry Washington Post / Amy Joyce

Disney Chief Iger Says Pixar Will Help Restore Company's Health Bloomberg / Alex Armitage

A battle for the soul of January Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

U.S. Stock Success in 2006 May Depend on January-Effect Rise Bloomberg / Edgar Ortega

Crude Oil Falls for a Third Day as Warmer Weather Saps Demand Bloomberg / Gavin Evans

When does a gift become a bribe? Christian Science Monitor / G. Jeffrey MacDonald

How much education funding should go directly to classrooms? Christian Science Monitor / Patrik Jonsson

New Tax Breaks for Medical Expenses Washington Post / Amy Goldstein

Luring Business Developers Into Low-Income Areas NY Times / Lisa Chamberlain

Alternative Media Taking Off … Again! Tech Central Station / Glenn Harlan Reynolds

Davos Seeks Magic Recipe for Creating Creativity Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

Germany: The Year of Recovery? Northern Trust via Safehaven / Victoria Marklew

Any Science at Davos Is Anything but Dismal NY Times / Mark Landler

BOJ minutes: Some said hard to set inflation rate Reuters

South Korea's Economy Expands Faster Than Expected Bloomberg / Seyoon Kim

EU: A Curve Too Flat? Pimco / Emanuele Ravano

China's Economy Grew 9.9% in 2005, Overtaking France Bloomberg / Nerys Avery

Ex-CSFB Analyst Reingold Remains in Denial in His `Confessions' Bloomberg / Mark Gilbert


Derivatives Accounting Bond Buyer / Lynn Hume

America seeks to balance investment and security $ FT / Robert Kimmitt

Gold Signals, Yellow and Black National Review / William P. Kucewicz

Can Bernanke preserve Fed's alpha-dog status? Marketwatch / Greg Robb

GDP expected to slow to 2.7% Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

China: ICBC to sign Goldman Sachs investment deal AP via Beaufort Gazette / Elaine Kurtenbach

Economic showdown looms between Poland and EU IHT / Judy Dempsey

Money funds fall in latest week AP via Beaufort Gazette

Builders should study data – carefully Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

GM, Ford big Super Bowl players despite woes AP via Lansing State Journal / Dee-Ann Durbin

GM's quarterly loss widens to $4.8 billion Marketwatch / Shawn Langlois and Padraic Cassidy

Ford not interested in bailout help from feds Reuters via MSNBC

Fed has burdened short-term bonds Dallas Morning News / Scott Burns

Tomato prices begin to fall Bradenton Herald / Richard Dymond

Testing The New Guy Forbes / Jessica Holzer

The Next Fed Chairman Forbes

Mind the gap: Income inequality, state by state CNN / Jeanne Sahadi

Chipotle Shares Double in Trading Debut AP via Forbes

GM's Hole 'Deeper Than Anticipated' Forbes / Kate DuBose Tomassi

Dow closes up 100, Nasdaq finishes up 22 AP via Philadelphia Inquirer / Michael J. Martinez

Seeing a Stumble Ahead for Stocks Fortune via CNN / David Stires

Time for a reality check The Economist

U.S. auto sales off to bad start Detroit Free Press / Sarah A. Webster

Looking beyond the mouse The Economist

Microsoft may still face fine, EU BBC News

Bankruptcy, Shmankruptcy Forbes / Jerry Flint

The drama goes to trial $ The Economist

This Week’s Mutual Fund Stories Marketwatch

Canada: The great Alberta oil rush BBC News / Peter Day

Desperate measures The Economist

Hobbling the lobbyists The Economist

EU: Better prospects for the “Lisbon agenda” $ The Economist

Canada: Monetary Policy Report Update Bank of Canada

Bush Says State of Union Will Focus on Keeping U.S. Competitive Bloomberg / Holly Rosenkrantz and Brendan Murray

FASB Proposes Fair Value Option / Stephen Taub

CBO widens budget deficit view Reuters via CNN

FL: Selling a home? Be prepared to wait months, not days, for a buyer South Florida Sun Sentinel / Paul Owers

CO: Realtors look to Web listing Denver Post / Margaret Jackson

Treasury yields rally on strong data FT / Jennifer Hughes

Fed buying coupons Reuters

U.S. Treasuries Decline after Durable Goods Orders Increase Bloomberg / Michael McDonald and Daniel Kruger

GM Has Fifth Straight Quarterly Loss Amid Closings Bloomberg / Jeff Green

Verizon 4Q profit falls, meets estimates AP via NJ Post / Peter Svensson

AT&T 4Q income beats Street estimates AP via NJ Post

U.S. December Durables Orders Rise More Than Forecast Bloomberg / Carlos Torres

Big-ticket factory orders hit all-time high AP via Dallas Fort Worth Star Telegram

U.S. newspaper help-wanted ads steady in December Reuters

TX: Keeping workers at home helps productivity, reduces traffic Houston Chronicle / L.M. Sixel

Greenspan wary of industrial banks Reuters via CNN

Uncle Miltie’s Ugly Fed Lesson Tech Central Station / David R. Henderson

Greenspan fights bank loophole: WSJ Marketwatch

Greenspan, With a Calculated `Mumble,' Left Markets Guessing Bloomberg / Matthew Benjamin

Dollar slips before U.S. growth data, Fed Reuters / Brent Kininmont

The Perils of Forecasting Wall Street Journal

Economists See Housing Bubble Deflating NY Post / Suzanne McGee

Mass. housing market showing signs of rust Boston Herald / Jerry Kronenberg

Random Walk Revisited Meek Market Models via Safehaven / Charles Meek

All's Well That Ends Well via Safehaven / Captain Hook

The WTO is now an unwanted guest AP via Taipei Times

Pension Bombs Go Boom in Bonds; Treasuries Next? Bloomberg / Mark Gilbert

U.S. Treasuries Rise Before Durable Goods, Unemployment Reports Bloomberg / David Yong

Japan's Imports, Exports Rose to Records in December Bloomberg / Lily Nonomiya

Burgeoning problems divide Davos delegates Guardian / Larry Elliott

S. Korea Dec. Current Account Surplus Falls to $541.6 Million Bloomberg / Seyoon Kim

Would You Take the Bird in the Hand, or a 75% Chance at the Two in the Bush? NY Times / Virginia Postrel


Russia: Investors Find Only Gref at Davos Moscow Times / Lynn Berry

Google's Chinese takeout IHT

NYSE says it is ready to consider further mergers FT / Peter Thal Larsen

Verizon profit falls despite wireless adds Westchester Journal News / allan Drury

CA: Housing permits drop statewide Sacramento Bee / Andrew LePage

Blast from the Regulatory Past / Stephen Taub

Billionaire Divorces Of The Century Forbes / Luisa Kroll

Arrested Development / Mark Glassman

30-year mortgage rates rise to 6.12 AP via Modesto Bee

Friday's commodities roundup AP via Beaufort Gazette

Dollar may dodge bullet after Fed meeting Reuters / John Parry

Bye-Bye, Pension! Slate / Daniel Gross

Corporate earnings flow helps Wall Street higher FT / Robert Orr

NYSE to let Fannie Mae stock keep trading AP via Beaufort Gazette

The Elephant in the Room / Donald Luskin

How Bush would tame healthcare costs Christian Science Monitor / Alexandra Marks

Amvescap's power of the deal Marketwatch / John Spence

Ready for $262/barrel oil? Fortune via CNN / Nelson Schwartz

New York has nation's largest income gap Westchester Journal News / Jay Gallagher

The consumer drumbeat is slowing Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Losses spiral at United Airlines BBC News

Strong data, rate hike weigh on Treasuries FT / Richard Beales

Colombian GDP may grow more than 5 pct in '06-govt Reuters

Is the Banking and Financial Sector sending us a Warning of an impending problem that will affect the Stock Market? / Marty Chenard

Bush nominates two to fill Fed vacancies AP via Beaufort Gazette

Treasuries steady after volatile trade; Fed looms Reuters / Oliver Ludwig

Chicago December PMI revised to 60.8 from 61.5 Reuters

IL: Rich, poor income gap widens Chicago Tribune / Barbara Rose

Capitol Bancorp profit up 35% in '05 Lansing State Journal / Jeremy W. Steele

Lakshmi's gamble $ The Economist

Can Latin America Challenge India? Business Week via MSNBC / Geri Smith

Friday Gold Coin Prices AP via NJ Post

Friday World Gold Prices AP via NJ Post

Oil soars above $68 a barrel over Iran nuke standoff AP via Washington Times

Yen slips despite signs of Japanese inflation FT / Steve Johnson

The Hollow Ring of Davos Morgan Stanley / Stephen Roach

US Treasuries trim gains on rise in new home sales Reuters / Oliver Ludwig

US Treasuries surge as Q4 GDP growth slumps Reuters

2-year Treasury yields hit 5-yr high on homes data Reuters

Financial Obligations - Misleading Metrics? Morgan Stanley / Richard Berner

GDP growth at weakest in three years Reuters / Glenn Somerville

Study shows income gap is growing between rich and poor AP via South Florida Sun Sentinel / Mark Johnson

Small Companies Note Pricing Pressures / Stephen Taub

U.S. Economy: Growth Slows, New Home Sales Climb Bloomberg / Joe Richter

Bush says aid to carmakers now unlikely Detroit Free Press

CA: State's Housing Starts Fall for First Time in 10 Years LA Times / Annette Haddad

Chevron's 4Q Profit Soars to Record High AP via Forbes / Michael Liedtke

'05 payout worst ever for U.S. insurers AP via Detroit Free Press / Eileen Alt Powell

European stocks rise to 53-month high FT / Darryl Thomson

Global: A Soft Capex Cycle Morgan Stanley / Eric Chaney

Mexico to Cut Benchmark Rate to 15-Month Low of 7.75% Bloomberg / Adriana Arai

Korea: Uptrend to Continue Morgan Stanley / Sharon Lam and Andy Xie

Japan: US-Style Core Turns Positive Morgan Stanley / Takehiro Sato

Greenspan's Warning Words Resonate in Bond Funds Bloomberg / Chet Currier

Washington Must Decide If It Is a Major-League City Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

Greenspan Set For Life After Retirement NY Post / Paul Tharp

U.S. Economy Grew at a 2.8% Rate in Fourth Quarter, Survey Says Bloomberg / Carlos Torres

If It Isn't Red, You Can't Read It on Google Bloomberg / William Pesek Jr.

Breach Of Ethics NY Post / Roddy Boyd

What Growth? Economy Is Getting Worse Under Bush, Americans Say Bloomberg / Matthew Benjamin

Fund manager seeking Mellon breakup uses controversy to prod change Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Dan Fitzpatrick

Win-Win? Tell It to the Losers $ NY Times / Floyd Norris

TX: There's No E in Houston NY Times / Simon Romero

Yen Gains From 3-Week Low; Consumer Prices Rise a Second Month Bloomberg / Kosuke Goto and Keiko Ujikane

Sony Shares Post Biggest Gain in 15 Years on Forecast Bloomberg / Daisuke Takato

Japan Consumer Prices Rise for 2nd Month; Bonds Drop Bloomberg / Mayumi Otsuma

Bush Support Weak as Americans Favor New Direction, Poll Finds Bloomberg / Heidi Przybyla

Davos trade ministers talk tough BBC News / Tim Weber



Greenspan era is coming to a close St. Louis Post Dispatch / Eric Heisler

Ahead of the Curve Thought’s From The Frontline via Safehaven / John Mauldin

US in Technical Default Safehaven / Dr. C. H Martenson

Davos forum concludes on serious note Marketwatch / Aude Lagorce

Citigroup to bid for GMAC, reports say Marketwatch / Bambi Francisco

April deadline for deal on WTO talks FT / Alan Beattie

Big week on Wall Street CNN / Alexandra Twin

Timeline for Greenspan's Fed tenure AP via NJ Post

Greenspan's reign ending at the Fed AP via NJ Post / Martin Crutsinger

Is Piper a plum that's prime for picking? Minneapolis Star Tribune / Thomas Lee

U.S. firms' share of auto sales may drop Lansing State Journal

Corporate earnings good despite headlines AP via Charlotte Observer / Michael J. Martinez

New SEC guidelines shield shareholders AP via NJ Post / Ellen Simon

Brazil's Meirelles Sees `Clear Trend' Yields Will Fall Bloomberg / John Fraher

Japan Bonds Drop a 3rd Week on Signs `Deflationary Era' Ending Bloomberg / Chris Cooper

Blogs on the World Economic Forum AP via NJ Post

India Aims to Attract $10 Bln in Foreign Investment This Year Bloomberg / Francine Lacqua and Ashok Bhattacharjee

CA: O.C.'s median home price drops Orange County Register / Jeff Collins

Citigroup Joins Cerberus in GMAC Finance Unit Bid, People Say Bloomberg / Jeff Green and Brett Cole

PNC wins whether it keeps or sells hot Wall Street money manager Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Dan Fitzpatrick

Output Cuts by OPEC Appear Unlikely NY times / Jad Mouawad

Dollar Gains for Week as Inflation Boosts Fed Rate Speculation Bloomberg / Joshua Krongold and Michael McDonald

Boeing shrinks defense division Seattle Post Intelligencer

The SEC's balancing act -- punishing corporate crime without hurting shareholders AP via Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Ellen Simon

What, You Got a Problem Paying $102.13 for 2 Tomatoes? NY Times / Barbara Whitaker

The maestro exits Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / Avrum D. Lank

FL: High-rise speculators likely in for a fall South Florid Sun Sentinel / Paul Owers

Most Expensive Rentals In The U.S. 2006 Forbes / Sara Clemence

GDP Data Are Weak and, Many Say, Off Base LA Times / Bill Sing

Economy braked sharply at end of 2005 Washington Times / Jeffrey Sparshott

GM has no plans to seek a bailout, CEO says AP via Houston Chronicle / Purva Patel

Ford and GM have big rivals to keep watching Detroit Free Press / Tom Walsh

Attack of the Florida tomatoes Boston Herald / Donna Goodison

AZ: Deal may hike cement supply Arizona Republic Arizona Republic / Jonathan J. Higuera

Doha Trade Round at a Standstill AP via LA Times / Sam Cage

Treasuries Post Weekly Decline on Auctions, Increase in Orders Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton and Daniel Kruger


Greenspan leaves nation steeped in debt Washington Post via Delaware Online and Fiend’s SuperBear Page / Nell Henderson

China trade unbalances shipping: Vessels sailing to Asia empty IHT / Thomas Fuller

Alan Greenspan's legacy won't be known for years Baltimore Sun / Jay Hancock

Coverage denied Indianapolis Star / Daniel Lee

Money Supply, the Dollar, and Silver Home of The Technical Indicator via Safehaven / Robert McHugh

Wall Street Pressuring Firms to Slim Down AP via Baltimore Sun / Joe Bel Bruno

Emerging debt to consolidate on Fed move Reuters / Manuela Badawy

SEC to supervise hedge fund industry AP via Beaufort Gazette / Marcy Gordon

U.S. investment bank shares to rise in '06-analysts Reuters / Joseph Giannone and Daniel Wilchins

When it comes to governance, know the score Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Len Boselovic

Fed to raise US rates again as Greenspan era ends Reuters / Alister Bull

'Greenspeak' Raleigh News and Observer / Lamara Williams-Hackett

The Fed and the new chairman Raleigh News and Observer

Bernanke to take hold of economy's levers AP via Modesto Bee / Jeannine Aversa

Bernanke to take over Fed with uncertain road ahead Reuters / Tim Ahmann

FL: Rising prices, land scarcity pressure market Tallahassee Democrat / Rocky Scott

MN: Home-equity ebb tide St. Paul Pioneer Press / Jennifer Bjorhus

Crackdown on corporate crime: Crooks keep him in business Boston Herald / Jay Fitzgerald

FL: The forecast: sunny and stable Tallahassee Democrat / Gerald Ensley

Greenspan gets too much credit Orange County Register / Jonathan Lansner

Alan and Ben's Excellent Rate Adventure Wall Street Journal / Greg Ip

The legacy of Greenspan Arizona Republic / Russ wiles

After Greenspan, Gentle Ben Knight Ridder via Orange County Register / Kevin G. Hall

Home builders more comfortable than many think Chicago Tribune / Andrew Leckey

Bond Beginners, Here's the Gist Wall Street Journal / Dave Kansas

Sleeping giants Journal News / Jay Loomis

4% on Cash Beats Zero Wall Street Journal / Kelly K. Spors

Some thoughts from Schwab on our dismal savings rate San Diego Union Tribune / Lynn O'Shaughnessy

The Case for Older Workers: Value Wall Street Journal / Andrea Coombes

IT workers urged to broaden skills Dallas Morning News / Mary Jacobs

Bush Targets Medical Costs Wall Street Journal / Sarah Lueck

Greenspan Legacy: A Dragon Throttled LA Times / Tom Petruno

Wall Street Economists, Investors Clash on Fed Rate Outlook Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton

Dollar May Gain as Fed Prepares to Raise Rates, Survey Shows Bloomberg / Kabir Chibber and Michael McDonald

Hiring Rebounds, Manufacturing Expands: U.S. Economy Preview Bloomberg / Carlos Torres

Morgan Stanley International Chief Says Defections Exaggerated Bloomberg / Christine Harper

Skit typified "over-the-top" Nacchio Denver Post / Al Lewis

Iran crisis 'could drive oil over $90' Guardian – Observer / Heather Stewart

Soaring commodity prices... But will the bubble burst? Independent / Jill Ferguson and Tim Webb

The Fed Signals a Zig (or a Zag) NY Times / Conrad de Aenlle

The Golden Years: Travels, Hobbies and a New Job, Too NY Times / Anna Bernasek

Fund managers getting no respect after strong 2005 Chicago Tribune via Baltimore Sun / Gail Marksjarvis

The Testosterone Factor in Mutual Funds Marketwatch via NY Times / Mark Hulbert

UK: What Lloyds saw when it looked in the 'Mirror' Independent / Jason Nissé

When You Fly in First Class, It's Easy to Forget the Dots NY Times / Ben Stein

American Airlines boss attacks Chapter 11 law Guardian – Observer / Richard Wachman

When Terry Met Jerry, Yahoo! NY Times / Richard Silkos

Will Disney survive Pixar's creative onslaught? Guardian – Observer / James Robinson

How Pixar Adds a New School of Thought to Disney NY Times / William C. Taylor and Polly LaBarre

Sticky Scandals, Teflon Directors $ NY Times / Gretchen Morgenson

Excessive Pay? Yesterday's Issue NY Times

When is a euro not a euro? When it's an eiro Guardian – Observer / Heather Stewart

Trade Ministers See Improved Atmosphere NY Times / Mark Landler

UK: Christmas cheer, but only if you were a shopper Independent / Abigail Townsend

UK: Treasury cashes in on the UK's financial jiggery-pokery Guardian – Observer / Frank Kane

Unions Pay Dearly for Success NY Times / Eduardo Porter

Mistrust Funds NY Times / Jeff Madrick


Pros give Greenspan a lot of credit Newsday / Randi F. Marshall

Righting the Court, and the Fed National Review / Larry Kudlow

Meltdown '06? You see it coming Marketwatch / Paul B. Farrell

It Is Unwise To Say "No" to Chairman Al Slate / Daniel Gross

Bernanke silently slips under almost all radar NY Times via IHT / Sheryl Gay Stolberg

Fed chief's mercy may have costs Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Bernanke May Have His Work Cut Out For Him Business Week via MSNBC

Test Your Knowledge of the Federal Reserve AP via Chicago Tribune

Greenspan's final bow: 1 more rate bump? USA Today / Sue Kirchhoff and Barbara Hansen

America beware - dollar could be its downfall Independent / Stephen King

AZ: Baby boomers fuel trend in retirement housing  Arizona Republic / Glen Creno and Jonathan J. Higuera

Fed change said to lift volatility Marketwatch / Alistair Barr

Separately managed accounts are personalized portfolios Dallas Morning News / Pamela Yip

Nasdaq 4Q Profit Up to $16.1M, Meets Views AP via Baltimore Sun / Michael J. Martinez

Greenspan about to step into Fed history Reuters / Glenn Somerville

Real wages are having trouble keeping up with prices CNN / Les Christie

US long bond's return at center stage of refunding Reuters / Mark Felsenthal

U.S. Treasury sees $188 bln borrowing in Jan-March Reuters

Treasury prices finish lower AP via NJ Post

Rates climb in weekly Treasury auction AP via NJ Post

Price fear keeps Opec oil flowing BC News

Iran’s plan for oil cuts is snubbed by Opec FT / Carola Hoyos and Dan Dombey

Monday's commodities roundup AP via NJ Post

Commerce Bancorp plans to continue expansion Philadelphia Inquirer / Joseph N. DiStefano

Is the Banking and Financial Sector sending us a Warning of an impending problem that will affect the Stock Market? / Marty Chenard

US: Review and Preview Morgan Stanley / Ted Wieseman and David Greenlaw

The Handover Fallacy Morgan Stanley / Stephen Roach

Greenspan's Legacies; Bernanke's Challenges Morgan Stanley / Richard Berner

Measuring Trends in Leisure: The Allocation of Time over Five Decades Federal Reserve Bank of Boston / Mark Aguiar and Erik Hurst

The Potential Economic Impact of Increasing the Minimum Wage in Massachusetts Federal Reserve Bank of Boston / Alicia Sasser

Chicago Fed Midwest Manufacturing Index Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

EU: Growth Is Accelerating Morgan Stanley / Eric Chaney

EU: Inching Towards Another Rate Hike Morgan Stanley / Elga Bartsch

UK: Can Portfolio Rebalancing Really Explain Why Yields Are So Low? Morgan Stanley / David Miles

Bush to nominate Lazear to key economic post Reuters

US Treasuries fall, react little to mild PCE data Reuters

Savings Rate at Lowest Level Since 1933 AP via Newsday / Martin Crutsinger

The Worst News Wasn't Even in the GDP Report Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

Chicago Fed Midwest factory activity steady in Dec Reuters

U.S. Economy: Spending Rises By Most in Five Months Bloomberg / Joe Richter

Fed in focus for currency markets FT / Chris Flood

U.S. banks, slow to merge in 2005, may pick up pace Arizona Republic / Just Baer

GM, Ford woes could bite Chrysler next CNN / Chris Isidore

Detroit's endless winter CNN / Alex Taylor III

Exxon Mobil 4th-Qtr Profit Climbs to Record $10.7 Bln Bloomberg / Joe Carroll

Markets Foresee Uncertain Patch After Fed Handoff Wall Street Journal via MarketWatch / Mark Whitehouse

Greenspan Critics Are Off Base on His Legacy Bloomberg / John M. Berry

Bernanke -- Be Tough, Independent, Raise Rates Bloomberg / Kevin Hassett

Greenspan to hike off into sunset AFP via Australian

Greenspan, Another Monument in Washington, Prepares to Leave NY Times / Edmund L. Andrews

Health Care Crisis? How About a Recreation Crisis? Tech Central Station / John Merline

Time to Sell? It's Hard to Beat U.S. Home Gains Now Bloomberg / John Wasik

Choosing the Fair Value Option / Helen Shaw

NYMEX Buried Under 55 Board Nominations NY Post / Zachery Kouwe

Bells ringing for silver ETF Marketwatch / John Spence

Deutsche Bank Top Private Equity Adviser in $246 Billion Year  Bloomberg / Edward Evans

UK: Bank dove Barker feels it might be time to put a little oomph into the economy Guardian / Ashley Seager

Spectre of bear casts shadow over Goldilocks' party in the fairytale snows of Davos Guardian / Larry Elliott

Bernanke to supply academic expertise AFP via Taipei Times

Brazil Local Currency Bonds May Rise as Meirelles Sees Low Risk Bloomberg / Andrew J. Barden

Yen Snaps Four-Day Decline on Increase in Industrial Production Bloomberg / Kosuke Goto and Chris Young

Dollar May Gain; Fed Prepares to Raise Interest Rates Bloomberg / Kabir Chibber and Michael McDonald

Japan's Industrial Production Rises for Fifth Month Bloomberg / Lily Nonomiya

Asian Stocks Rise to Near 10-Year High; Steelmakers Advance Bloomberg / Stuart Kelly

The watch list for the next Fed chairman Christian Science Monitor / Ron Scherer

High wages, low wages, and morality Christian Science Monitor / David R. Francis

State of a changed union: Bush's five years Christian Science Monitor / Linda Feldmann



Google profit miss raises question of disclosure Reuters / Deepa Babington and Duncan Martell

The Buttonwood column: credit derivatives $ The Economist

Greenspan bows out with an interest-rate hike $ The Economist

Volume Drops 21% In January Bond Buyer / Maxwell Meyers

Municipals Breaking From the MOB Bond Buyer / Jacob Fine

The Greenspan I knew Globe and Mail / Barrie McKenna, Heather Scoffield and Shawn McCarthy

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

Markets Can't Agree on Greenspan's Last Message Washington Post / Jerry Knight

Gold to hit $800: JPMorgan Globe and Mail / Roma Luciw

Overpaid and underworked? Christian Science Monitor / Marilyn Gardner

Our Worst Nightmare....the Housing Bubble Precious Metals Warrants via Safehaven / Dudley Baker

Health care not the only wage drag Marketwatch / Kristen Gerencher

Federal Reserve enters Bernanke era Reuters / Glenn Somerville

Hail to The Chiefs Smartmoney / Mark Glassman

Fed begins new era without 'Maestro' Chicago Tribune via Contra Costa Times / William Neikirk

Treasury to borrow record $188 billion AP via St. Paul Pioneer Press / Martin Crutusinger

Bush: Economic leadership key Marketwatch / William L. Watts

Bush spotlights tax cuts and health care CNN / Jeanne Sahadi

Countrywide 4th-qtr profit up 73 pct, misses view Reuters / Jonathan Stempel

Allstate says earnings fell 9 pct in Q4 Reuters

Venezuela's Central Bank Cuts 28-Day Bill Rate to 10% Bloomberg / Alex Kennedy

Rising revenues spur tax cuts, spending / Kathleen Hunter

PA: Jobs return to Valley Allentown Morning Call / Gregory Karp

Confronting seismic economic shifts $ FT / Martin Wolf

Google 4th-Qtr Profit Misses Estimates, Shares Plunge Bloomberg / Jonathan Thaw

How tech companies should do business in China Slate / Adam L. Penenberg

Fed Raises Target Rate to 4.5% to Cap Greenspan Era Bloomberg / Scott Lanman

Wall Street is having a hard time letting Alan Greenspan go AP via Westchester Journal News / Ellen Simon

Bush calls for decreasing dependence on Middle East oil Knight Ridder / Ron Hutcheson

Republicans Have Five Times More Cash Than Democrats Bloomberg / Jonathan D. Salant and Kristin Jensen

Colombia Considers Peso Bonds Due in 2020 or Later Bloomberg / Andrea Jaramillo

Oil lower after Iran gives pledge on exports FT / Chris Flood

US dollar rallies on Fed rate announcement FT / Jennifer Hughes

2005 record year for corporate downgrades -Moody's Reuters / Dena Aubin

Treasurys close up slightly after Fed Marketwatch / Leslie Wines

South Jersey Business Survey Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Fed raises rates as Greenspan bows out FT / Andrew Balls

FOMC Statement Federal Reserve Board

Fed hikes rates as Greenspan leaves stage Marketwatch / Greg Robb

Greenspan's Legacy of Substance and Style Business Week via MSNBC / Michael Wallace

Conundrum, act II Marketwatch / Dr. Irwin Kellner

MI: Vacant hotels await hoopla Detroit News / Joel Kurth

CME considering energy trading contracts Chicago Sun Times / Mike Colias

Lenders try to keep mortgage boom alive Wall Street Journal via Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Ruth Simon

'Last of the great scandals' of '90s will go to trial as Enron jury seated Chicago Tribune via Boston Globe / Leon Lazaroff

Skilling, Lay Lied About Enron's Health, U.S.Argues Bloomberg / Jef Feeley and Laurel Brubaker Calkins

Knight Ridder profit down 22% San Jose Business Journal

Iran moves to ease oil concerns BBC News

How Many Iraqs? Tech Central Station / Gregory Scoblete

State Of The Border Forbes / Andrew T. Gilles

Sen Shelby sees GSE bill, new director at OFHEO Reuters / Kristin Roberts

Treasuries inch up, awaiting Greenspan's last hike Reuters / Pedro Nicolaci da Costa

Markets Could Test New Fed Chairman LA Times / David Streitfeld

Fed's Change Comes at Dicey Time for Economy LA Times / Joel Havemann

New Fed chief faces different world Marketwatch / Robert Brusca

Greenspan bows out Marketwatch / Greg Robb

Greenspan Faces Last Rate-Setting Meeting AP via South Florida Sun Sentinel / Martin Crutsinger

Portraits Of Greenspan Forbes / Ruth David

Greenspan leaves biggest mark as inflation fighter Sacramento Bee / Dale Kasler

Last Rate-Setting Meeting South Florida Sun Sentinel / Martin Crutsinger

Tuesday World Gold Prices AP via NJ Post

Tuesday Gold Coin Prices AP via NJ Post

Adviser? Broker? Key differences Philadelphia Inquirer / Jeff Brown

Beware That Commercial Bank Forbes / Liz Moyer

NYSE fines 20 firms for not submitting data AP via Orange County Register

The "Commodity Super Cycle" - How long can it last? via Safehaven / Gary Dorsch

CA: Losing his cool over real estate analysis Orange County Register / Jonathan Lansner

WI: State earns spot on economic honor roll Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / Avrum D. Lank

Bush Pushes Health Reform Forbes / Jessica Holzer

It may be the hardest job on the planet Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Greenspan's Last Day at Fed May Feature Rate Increase Bloomberg / Scott Lanman

U.S. Consumer Confidence Rises to Highest Since 2002 Bloomberg / Bob Willis

Economic growth likely, despite a slightly inverted curve San Antonio Business Journal Ed Kreusel and Claude Koontz

What Wall Street Should Do With Greenspan NY Post / John Crudele

Greenspan's legacy not unblemished Toronto Star / Steven Theobald

Bernanke Inherits an Experienced Fed Staff Washington Post / Nell Henderson

Energy and the Executive Daily Standard / Irwin Stelzer

Ericsson 4th-Quarter Profit Jumps on American Demand Bloomberg / Maria Fredriksson

Venezuela raises specter of cutting OPEC production AFP via Taipei Times

As Greenspan hands Bernanke the keys to the Fed, US discloses a negative savings rate Independent / Jeremy Warner

Solid foundations or dangerous house of cards? America awaits Greenspan's legacy Guardian / Ashley Seager

January Market Moves Suggest an Up Year in '06 Bloomberg / John Dorfman

Is the IPO market too hot? Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

U.S. Steel reports drop in income Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Len Boselovic

Judging Google Tech Central Station / Glenn Harlan Reynolds

Consumer Confidence in U.S. Probably Rose on Jobs, Survey Says Bloomberg / Bob Willis

State of the economy: What glitters sure isn’t dollars Boston Herald / Brett Arends

Banker to Receive $135 Million Parachute NY Times / Eric Dash

Legg Mason Takes Both Sides on Bill Miller Streak Bloomberg / Chet Currier

MA: Study says wage hike could pump up local economy Boston Herald / Jay Fitzgerald

In Senate Democrats' plan, graduated income tax would aid property owners Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Tracie Mauriello

Brazil Pares Bond Sale Because of Lack of Demand From Investors Bloomberg / Andrew J. Barden

Dollar Trades Near Month's High as Fed Set to Increase Rate Bloomberg / Keiko Ujikane and Kosuke Goto

Japan's Jobs on Offer Rise to Highest in 13 Years Bloomberg / John Brinsley

Greenspan tees up last rate rise BBC News