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Regulatory relief Federal Reserve Board / Donald L. Kohn

Randall S. Kroszner sworn in as member of the Board of Governors Federal Reserve Board

It's All In The Follow Through Contrary Investor via Safehaven

Is the House Broken? / Mark Glassman

Mortgage Purchase Applications Steady in Latest Survey Mortgage Bankers Association

Average U.S. home worth 13% more than a year ago Marketwatch / RexNutting

Oil Prices Remain Steady at $62 a Barrel AP via LA Times

Examining the upside of outsourcing Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

'Chocolate lounges' beginning to take hold AP via MSNBC

Korea: Exports Jump 17 Percent in February Korea Times

Statement of Douglas H. Jones. Acting General Counsel FDIC

First, the Beatles. Now, Tesco. Slate / Daniel Gross

5 ways to fix GM Detroit Free Press / Michael Ellis

U.S. Stocks Rebound, Sending Nasdaq to Biggest Gain in 8 Weeks Bloomberg / Dune Lawrence

Saks Bags A Loss For Q4 Forbes / Tara Murphy

Treasuries fall, factory growth exceeds forecasts Reuters / Pedro Nicolaci da Costa

Emerging debt-spreads narrow on profit-taking Reuters

Yen falls on dovish rate talk FT / Steve Johnson

U.S. money marekt funds report weekly outflows Reuters

Portfolio of exchange-traded funds can appeal to do-it-yourselfers South Florida Sun Sentinel / Humberto Cruz

NC: How many ways can mortgage go wrong? Plenty Charlotte Observer / Binyamin Appelbaum

CA: Almost-New Homes Hurt Sales of Brand-New Ones LA Times / Annette Haddad

Wednesday’s Market Analysis and Charts / Marty Chenard

U.S. 30-Year Treasuries Fall After Manufacturing, Spending Rise Bloomberg / Prashant Rao and Joshua Krongold

Fitch cuts GM's ratings deeper into junk Reuters via CNN

HouseValues Weighed Down By Slowing Market Forbes / Maya Roney

Wednesday's Metal Prices AP via NJ Post

OPEC president: $60 'fair price' for oil AP via NJ Post / H. Josef Hebert

GM, Ford Feb. U.S. Sales Fall; DaimlerChrysler's Rise Bloomberg / Bill Koenig

Securities Firms Bemoan Compliance Costs / Stephen Taub

Spending in US rises to exceed incomes FT / Andrew Balls

Greenspan Moved Markets Less as Poole, Kohn Gained Influence Bloomberg / Craig Torres and Scott Lanman

Don't Fear the Bubble That Bursts NY Times / David Leonhardt

Bond funds designed to gain when interest-rates rise Marketwatch / Jonathan Burton

Comments Before The Money Marketeers Club: Musings on Inflation Targeting Pimco / Paul McCulley

Signs of an economic surge Christian Science Monitor / Ron Scherer

U.S. January Personal Spending Probably Rose 1%, Survey Says Bloomberg / Carlos Torres

PNC economist predicts expansion, more jobs Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Elwin Green

Hot Swedish Models! Tech Central Station / Johnny Munkhammar

China to Ease Yuan Controls; Urge Investment Abroad Bloomberg / Chris Cooper and Janet Ong

The case for $1,000 an ounce Marketwatch / Kevin Kerr

There's more to the move than gold and oil Marketwatch / Michael Kahn

Crude, copper on verge of further selling Marketwatch / Tomi Kilgore

GM's February U.S. Sales May Rise on Demand for Redesigned SUVs Bloomberg / Barbara Powell

U.S. Companies' 4th-Quarter Profits Rose 15%, Extending Streak Bloomberg / Kevin Orland

U.S. markets are healthier than they look Marketwatch / Michael Ashbaugh

The ABCs of the DBC Marketwatch / Jeff Manera

Legalities of Corporate Tax Incentives Before Court NY Times / David Cay Johnston

Divers Work the Gulf Floor to Undo What Hurricanes Did NY Times / Jad Mouawad

Australian Economy Expanded Less-Than-Expected 0.5% Bloomberg / Victoria Batchelor


Google's Open House Forbes /Chris Kraeuter

Kraft to repurchase up to $2 bil. in shares AP via Chicago Sun Times

New rules are hurting those who most need the help Marketwatch / Thomas Kostigen

Fidelity profit rises nearly 20% in 2005 Marketwatch / Kathie O'Donnell

EU: Testing times for Eurozone as ECB turns off the flow of cheap money Independent / Hamish McRae

Luxury home sales soar CNN / Les Christie

Why we're at risk in a housing chill Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

30-year mortgage rates fall for 2nd week AP via Philadelphia Inquirer / Martin Crutsinger

CO: Home price gain lags nation Denver Post / Aldo Svaldi

Good time to buy a second home? Philadelphia Inquirer / Jeff Brown

Global Bond Markets Tumble on Concern of Rising Interest Rates Bloomberg / Deborah Finestone

Getting a grip on prosperity The Economist

Money Funds Fell in Latest Week AP via Houston Chronicle

Thursday's Commodities Roundup AP via Forbes

Gold edges higher; copper rallies AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer

France: The art of crisis management The Economist

The return of economic nationalism $ The Economist

LA: Will there always be a New Orleans? The Economist

Thursday’s Market Analysis and Charts / Marty Chenard

U.S. 30-year bonds extend loss after ECB rate hike Reuters

European Bonds Decline After Trichet Signals Inflation Concern Bloomberg / Rodrigo Davies

Financial Update Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

DIARY-Federal Reserve Events Reuters

Monthly Mutual Fund Report Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Euro-area interest rates $ The Economist

ECB Raises Interest Rates on Higher Growth Forecasts Bloomberg / Brian Swint

Oil Prices Above $62 on Supply Threats AP via Chicago Tribune / Elizabeth Kusta

Gold holds above $565 after two-day rise Marketwatch / Myra P. Saefong

CO: Living on a 'bubble' Rocky Mountain News / John Rebchook

CA: O.C. home prices rack up 18.6% annual gain Orange County Register / Jeff Collins

'Exotic' mortgages tempt more buyers Christian Science Monitor / Josh Burek

At Enron, a Lie Is a Lie Is a Lie / Stephen Taub

Merc Deal Is Ripped In Letter NY Post / Zachery Kouwe

NYSE Floor Brokers Confront `Hybrid Market' as Takeover Nears Bloomberg / Edgar Ortega

It’s Hush Money NY Post / Paul Tharp

Phishing Expedition NY Post / John Crudele

U.S. Jobless Claims Probably Rose Last Week, Economists Say Bloomberg / Bob Willis

U.S. Notes May Fall as Reports Anchor Case for Rate Increases Bloomberg / Shamim Adam

CO: Aspen Hasn't Heard U.S. Housing Bubble May Burst Bloomberg / Mark Gilbert

Japan's Bonds Drop, Sending 10-Year Yield to Highest Since 2004 Bloomberg / Keiko Ujikane


Mexico Refinances $3 Billion of Bonds to Cut Costs Bloomberg / Adriana Arai

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

Even the mighty Buffett sometimes has a weak run Bloomberg via Houston Chronicle / George Stein

Research In Motion Pays NTP $612.5 Mln to End Suit Bloomberg / Susan Decker and Rebecca Barr

Dow, Nasdaq Show Single-Digit Declines AP via Chicago Tribune / Christopher Wang

Benchmark Treasury yield hits year-high CNN

Bush concedes outsourcing hurts workers AP via NJ Post / Jeannine Aversa

Oil Prices Rise on Supply Fears AP via Newsday / Madlen Read

Friday’s Market Analysis and Charts / Marty Chenard

Bush quietly reshaping the Fed CNN / Chris Isidore

Globalization's New Underclass Morgan Stanley / Stephen Roach

Housing, Mortgages and Consumption – Comparing Australia, the UK and the US Morgan Stanley / Richard Berner, David Miles and Gerard Minack

U.S. ISM Services Index Rose to 60.1 in February Bloomberg / Courtney Schlisserman

U.S. Treasuries Fall as Report Show Services Industry Growth Bloomberg / Prashant Rao and Joshua Krongold

In The Big Board's Shadow Forbes / Liz Moyer

Oil Prices Rise on Supply Fears AP via Forbes

Intel Cuts Forecast as Demand, Market Share Slips Bloomberg / J. Kyle Foster

Japan: Grandmothers vs. Hedge Funds Morgan Stanley / Robert Alan Feldman

Japan: QE Likely Ends Next Week Morgan Stanley / Takehiro Sato

Dubai Inc. Forbes / David A. Andelman

Jesus Ink Fortune via CNN / Christine Y. Chen

Debate Over Fannie, Freddie Takes Place in the Extremes Marketwatch and Wall Street Journal / Mark Gongloff

Last Battle Over Pensions to Be Fought in MuniLand Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

Inverted Curves, Carry Trades and the Dollar Forex News via Safehaven / Ashraf Laidi

Bernanke's yield curve fallacy Merk Hard Currency Fund via Asia Times and Fiend’s SuperBear Page / Axel Merk

America’s Glorious Empire of Debt Financial Reckoning via Lew Rockwell / Bill Bonner

Pick Any Letter; They All Spell S-L-O-W-D-O-W-N Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

U.S. Service Growth Accelerated in February, Economists Say Bloomberg / Courtney Schlisserman

Refco Creditors Target Banks NY Post / Zachery Kouwe

Stocks Run a Gauntlet in Presidents' Second Terms Bloomberg / Chet Currier

SEC's Disclosure Would Unveil Hidden Executive Perks, Payouts Bloomberg / Edward Robinson

Rubin Urges Democrats to Reject Bush Social Security Proposal Bloomberg / Rich Miller

Oil prices climb above $63 a barrel AP via Bradenton Journal

Japan's Inflation Rate Quickens, Aiding Policy Change Bloomberg / Mayumi Otsuma

Russia economy chief warns of a stock crash Bloomberg via IHT

Yen Drops, Paring Weekly Gain; Tanigaki Calls for BOJ Restraint Bloomberg / Chris Cooper




Qwest docket pared to one Rocky Mountain News / Jeff Smith

Investors could force Wendy’s to sell AP via Tacoma News Tribune

CA: State joblessness falls to its lowest in 5 years Sacramento Bee / Dale Kasler

Regulators warn of 'specialty' loans Arizona Republic / Russ Wiles

U.S. 10-Year Treasury Has Biggest Weekly Drop Since January Bloomberg / Joshua Krongold and Elizabeth Stanton

The ECB Sounds a Little More Hawkish Northern Trust via Safehaven / Victoria Marklew

Central Banker's of the World, Unite! Thoughts From The Frontline via Safehaven / John Mauldin

CA: Median homecost rebounds: $602,000 Orange County Register / Jeff Collins

Risky mortgage lending tapers off nationwide, study says Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / Michele Derus

Planning on reverse mortgages Newsday / Saul Friedman

Patent Ending NY Post / Paul Tharp

M. Rigas receives mild sentence South Florida Sun Sentinel / Larry Neumeister

Warren Buffeted NY Post / Paul Tharp

Economists at odds over savings rates AP via USA Today

Buffett: caution ahead CNN / Shaheen Pasha

ECB's Draghi Says Rate Levels Remain `Very Relaxed' Bloomberg / Steve Scherer


Apartment-to-condo conversions move at frenzied pace Orlando Sentinel / Jack Snyder

Our Financial Failings Washington Post / Neil Irwin

Riding the Retirement Wave Washington Post / Michelle Singletary

Jobs, Income Gains Give Consumers a Lift :U.S. Economy Preview Bloomberg / Carlos Torres

NYSE to diversify into derivatives FT / John Authers

Long-term bonds get notice Bloomberg via Arizona Republic

NC: Charlotte still seen as safe market for home buyers Charlotte Observer / Kerry Hall

Cheating on taxes becomes bigger taboo AP via Pittsburgh Tribune Review

Beware of Slam-Dunks in the Bond Market NY Times / Paul J. Lim

Wall Street: Wake me when there's good news AP via Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Michael J. Martinez

Anschutz, the Teflon executive Denver Post / Al Lewis

Analysis, or Just Dictation? $ NY Times / Gretchen Morgenson

If real estate is prospering, chances are your agent isn't Boston Globe / Stephen J. Dubner and Steven D. Levitt

FL: All those beach condos, but still no place to go St. Petersburg Times / Mark Albright

SC: Real estate rises rapidly Myrtle Beach Sun / Jenny Burns

Counterfeits rampant on online auctions Knight Ridder via Philadelphia Inquirer / Dean Takahashi

The Search for Illegal Immigrants Stops at the Workplace NY Times / Eduardo Porter

Virgin Islands Are at Center of Dispute on Tax Break NY Times / Stephanie Strom

Talkin’ Tough NY Post / John Aidan Byrne

Piper becoming a global player Minneapolis Star Tribune / Thomas Lee

Just relax, 'Dummies' author tells investors Sacramento Bee / Jack Sirard

FL: Best time to buy a home might be now South Florida Sun Sentinel / Paul Owers

Looking for a Home? Start at Your Computer AP via Newsday / Allison Linn

Consumer spending down but not out Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Gregory M. Drahuschak

Does negative savings rate provide complete picture? AP via Orange County Register / Ellen Simon

OPEC unlikely to curtail production AP via Dallas Fort Worth Star Telegram / George Jahn

Mellon dynasty fades away Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Jack Markowitz

A banker for the fortunate Chicago Tribune / Becky Yerak

AT&T near deal to buy BellSouth: reports Reuters via CNN

China Will Make Yuan More Flexible, Central Bank's Zhou Says Bloomberg / Tian Ying and Yanping Li


Iran’s Nuclear Ambitions and the Price of Oil KWR International / Scott B. MacDonald and Andrew Novo

China; Waiting for the Post-Olympic Bubble? International / Scott B. MacDonald

The numbers behind the lies MSNBC via Fiend’s SuperBear Page / Bill Fleckenstein

Once upon a time the COT ruled Fall Street via Fiend’s SuperBear Page / Brady Willett

Middle-aged and stranded by the ‘new economy’ FT / Richard Sennett

Screen role to challenge New York’s market debutant FT / Jennifer Hughes and John Authers

Japan: A chart for Japanese monetary policy $ FT / Takatoshi Ito

Is Dave Leonhardt A Renter? Northern Trust via Safehaven / Paul Kasriel

CA: Condo conversions push apartment buyers out Long Beach Press Telegram / Don Jergler

For Whom the (Baby) Bell Tolls Slate / Daniel Gross

Former broker admits insider trading AP via NJ Post

Dial B for Buy CNN / Paul R. L Monica

Investors' apathy is evident Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

GM board expected to consider GMAC sale AP via Seattle Times / Dee-Ann Durbin

Merger pressure rises after AT&T deal FT / Paul Taylor, Aline van Duyn and James Politi

Nothing but gray skies... NY Times via IHT / Matthew L. Wald

Opec reassures but oil traders remain nervous FT / Chris Flood

Euro Breaks Greenback's Mountain Forex News via Safehaven / Ashraf Laidi

Thomas won't return to Congress Marketwatch / William L. Watts

Colombia Buys Back $601 Million in Foreign Debt Bloomberg / Andrea Jaramillo

Government to go deeper into debt AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer / Martin Crutsinger

Looking for diamonds in the junk: Retirees buy risky debt Wall Street Journal via Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Diya Gullapalli

MI: Slam the door on big bargains from home foreclosures Detroit News / Brian O’ Conner

Housing cooling off; could put chill on economy AP via South Florida Sun Sentinel / David Koenig

Median prices for existing homes in South Florida rose 23.9 percent in 2005 AP via South Florida Sun Sentinel

Oil drops near $62 Reuters via CNN

U.S. 10-Year Treasury Yield Climbs to Highest Since June 2004 Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton and Al Yoon

Monday's Metal Prices AP via NJ Post

Oil Falls on Signs OPEC to Keep Output Close to 2-Decade High Bloomberg / Mark Shenk

Ma Bell and a Baby reunited $ The Economist

AT&T Sees 10,000 Job Cuts After BellSouth Purchase Bloomberg / J. Kyle Foster

New Game Morgan Stanley / Stephen Roach

Review and Preview Morgan Stanley / Ted Wieseman and David Greenlaw

Bond prices fall AP via Dallas Fort Worth Star Telegram

Emerging Markets Sold Record $231 Bln of Debt in 2005, BIS Says Bloomberg / Min Zeng

Monday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Ma Bell – reborn Business 2.0 via CNN / Om Malik

Buffett: Cut your gains! Fortune via CNN / Warren Buffett

Will the Real Slim Saving Rate Please Stand Up? Morgan Stanley / Richard Berner

U.S. Jan. Factory Orders Fell 4.5%; Ex-Transport Rose 1.6% Bloomberg / Bob Willis

A Major Remodel of Loan Practices at Household Finance LA Times / E. Scott Reckard

HSBC bank unveils record profits BBC News

Oil futures fall ahead of IAEA meeting AP via Dallas Fort Worth Star Telegram

EU: It's Not 1914, but It Smells Like 1930 Morgan Stanley / Eric Chaney ad Vincenzo Guzzo

EU: A State of Mind Morgan Stanley / Elga Bartsch

ZIRP's Termination and USD/JPY Morgan Stanley / Stephen L. Jen

Brazil's Real Weakens as Companies Buy Dollars Near 5-Year Low Bloomberg / Elzio Barreto

Fed's Stern Doesn't See Inflation Accelerating Bloomberg / John M. Berry

New Orleans Offers $8 Bln of Aid for Rebuilding, Gets No Takers Bloomberg / Josh P. Hamilton

Declining U.S. Home Market Demands Pricing Savvy Bloomberg / John Wasik

The High-Speed Money Line NY Times / Ken Belson

Restatements Surged in 2005 Says Study / Stephen Taub

SEC Pay Rules Might Limit Porkers' Weight Gains Bloomberg / Graef Crystal

Not Playing NYSE NY Post / Zachery Kouwe and Roddy Boyd

New Fund for Prominent Investor NY Times / Andrew Ross Sorkin

GAO Cites Material Weaknesses / Stephen Taub

UK: Demand will outweigh supply in Bank's thinking Independent / Stephen King

BOJ May Shift Policy This Week on Signs That Deflation is Over Bloomberg / Mayumi Otsuma

Iceland Sends Chilly Warning to Bigger Economies Bloomberg / Matthew Lynn



Do money managers earn their keep? CNN / Walter Updegrave

U.S. Economic Outlook Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago / Michael H. Moskow

The Buttonwood column: New York Stock Exchange $ The Economist

Let's do the twist Marketwatch / Dr. Irwin Kellner

WA: More houses on market, report says Tacoma News Tribune / Barbara Clements

More taxpayers filing returns from home computers, IRS says AP via Houston Chronicle

Warning: Tax Hikes Loom National Review / Mallory Factor

Consumers borrowing most in four months AP via MSNBC

Mutual funds can mean tax grief Knight Ridder via Myrtle Beach Sun / Jeff Brown

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

China's Underpopulation Crisis Slate / Ian Bremmer

Uncertainty and Its Exigencies: The Critical Role of Insurance in the Free Market Ludwig von Mises Institute / Hans-Hermann Hoppe

Protectionism Resurgent Daily Standard / Irwin Stelzer

Canada: Loonie sinks on rate hike Toronto Star / Steven Theobald

NYSE seals buy of Archipelago, set to go public Reuters / Megan Davies

Going too fast around the yield curve Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Dow Closes Up 22, Nasdaq Ends Down 18 AP via Allentown Morning Call / Ellen Simon

The unsung story Reuters / Marc Gerstein

Pixar Reports Most Profitable Year Ever AP via Baltimore Sun / Gary Gentile

Google's latest goof CNN / Paul R. La Monica

HP shareholders want part of Fiorina's severance returned Fortune via CNN / Roger Parloff

CFOs Set to Unleash Spending

FASB Calls for a Cultural Change / Marie Leone

FL: Orlando will be division's home Orlando Sentinel / Jack Snyder

The Heirs Of Michael Milken? Forbes / Liz Moyer

Treasuries extend slide on comments by Fed's Poole Reuters

Global junk bond default rate falls in Feb-Moody's Reuters

US mortgage bond prepayments increase in February Reuters

DIARY-Federal Reserve Events Reuters

Stronger data may mean more rate hikes: Fed's Poole Reuters / Alister Bull

U.S. Economy: Productivity Declines 0.5% in Fourth Quarter Bloomberg / Joe Richter

Tuesday Gold Coin Prices AP via NJ Post

Copper Falls for 3rd Session as Inventory Reaches 21-Month High Bloomberg / Julie Tay

Dollar Advances as Expectations for Fed Rate Increases Climb Bloomberg / Rodrigo Davies and Deborah Finestone

Dollar rises sharply against the euro AP via NJ Post

New York Foreign Exchange AP via NJ Post

Tuesday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Will U.S. MicroLoans Be Just a Memory? / Marie Leone

Cisco To Acquire Surveillance Company Forbes / Dan Frommer

AT&T Chief Stays Focused on Strategy Down the Line LA Times / James S. Granelli

Whitacre restoring AT&T piece by piece Chicago Tribune / Jon Van

Small Businesses Hit by Budget Cuts / Stephen Taub

Albertson's 4Q Profit Drops 17 Percent AP via Forbes

Japanese bank may bid for GMAC Reuters via CNN

Japan: Lost No More? Forbes / Tim Kelley

AZ: Bankruptcy cases drop off at start of 2006 Arizona Republic / Yvette Armendariz

Montana: Deregulation Has Stung Montanans AP via LA Times / Matt Gouras

Where's the Evidence of Labor Market Tightness? Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

What's Driving the US Economy? Brookes News via Safehaven / Gerard Jackson

U.S. Fourth-Quarter Productivity Probably Fell 0.1%: BN Survey Bloomberg / Joe Richter

Looks Like A Deal NY Post / Keith J. Kelly

Can the Big-3 Central Banks Derail the "Commodity Super Cycle"? SirChartsAlot via Safehaven /Gary Dorsch

For OPEC, New Talks on Output NY Times / Jad Mouawad

Foreclosures Jump In Jan NY Post / Lois Weiss

Currency Values and Interest Rates: Carried Away by the Carry Trade Safehaven / Steven Lachance

AT&T Aims to Become All Things to All Customers NY Times / Ken Belson

Is Antitrust No Longer the Issue? NY Times / Stephen Labaton

Many Workers' Finances Not Improving Under Bush Bloomberg / John M. Berry

Spitz is The Pitts NY Post / John Crudele

Grasso, Ousted by NYSE, Faces Spitzer as Big Board Goes Public Bloomberg / Karen Freifeld

A Few Worries for Funds as the $Trillions Pile Up Bloomberg / Chet Currier

OECD upbeat about world economy Guardian / Ashley SEager

Where `Argentina of Asia' Label No Longer Fits Bloomberg / William Pesek

New website allows users to trade CDs USA Today / Kevin Maney


Is the US facing another Great Depression? Moneyweek via Fiend’s SuperBear Page / Dr Kurt Richebächer

Dynamism vs. Demagoguery National Review / Michael T. Darda

CA: Homeowners Expect Prices to Keep Rising LA Times / Tom Petruno and Kathy M. Kristof

Weekly Home Mortgage Rates AP via St. Petersburg Times

PA: Home prices higher Allentown Morning Call / Jeanne Bonner

Housing to stay strong: Fed's Poole Reuters / Greg Robb

CFOs expect growth in 2006 Charlotte News and Observer / Karin Rives

Funds Flat in February Business Week via MSNBC / Palash R. Ghosh

WI: State ranks 18th in exports Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / Avrum D. Lank

FL: Giant home insurer says no more policies Miami Herald / Beatrice E. Garcia

Iran threatens U.S. with `harm and pain' Knight Ridder / Jonathan S. Landay

Google Settles `Click-Fraud' Suit for Up to $90 Mln Bloomberg / Joel Rosenblatt and Jonathan Thaw

Treasuries unwind yield inversion FT / Paul J Davies and David Turner

Senators Vote to Prohibit Lobbyists From Buying Meals Bloomberg / Jonathan D. Salant

Feds want money man Mario Gabelli CNN / David Ellis

The U.S. and China's savings problem Fortune via CNN / Stephen Roach

Community Banking and Community Bank Supervision in the Twenty-First Century Federal Reserve Board / Ben S. Bernanke

Recent Developments in Housing Markets: A National and Local Perspective Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis / William Poole

Fed's Poole sees cooling, not collapsing housing market Reuters via CNN

Bernanke warns community banks on loans AP via NJ Post / Jeannine Aversa

Ten-year Treasury yields rise above 2-year yields Reuters

Wednesday's Metal Prices AP via NJ Post

AT&T's new day or AT&T's past? Philadelphia Inquirer / Andrew Cassel

Retail investors rush in. Uh oh CNN / Alexandra Twin

Wednesday's Analysis / Marty Chenard

McDonald's Same-Store Sales Climb AP via Forbes / Dave Carpenter

NYSE Shares Up in Public Trading Debut AP via Chicago Tribune / Michael J. Martinez

3 bidders interested in Pioneer Press' owner Minneapolis Star Tribune / Chris Serres

Greenspan In Penguin Flap NY Post / Keith J. Kelly

Refco’s Creditors Fighting Examiner NY Post / Zachery Kouwe

U.S. home loan demand rises despite rates surge Reuters / Julie Haviv

CO: Home, sweat home: a price drop Rocky Mountain News / John Rebchook

Oil markets $ The Conomist

Oil Plunges as U.S. Supplies Surge; OPEC to Keep Output Target Bloomberg / Mark Shenk

Brazil Real Heads for Biggest Loss in 6 Months on Rate Concerns Bloomberg / Elzio Barreto

Thailand's Central Bank Raises Key Interest Rate to 4.5 Percent Bloomberg / Anuchit Nguyen

U.S. Investors, Bullish for 2006, Say Asia Has Best Prospects Bloomberg / Matthew Benjamin

Krispy Kreme Names a Chief Executive, and Its Shares Jump Nearly 21% NY Times / Floyd Norris

Americans Expect Housing Prices to Cool, Not Crash, Poll Shows Bloomberg / Rich Miller

Funds Pick Up the Pace Bond Buyer / Jacob Fine

Oil Prices Are Steady in Early Trading Newsday

Thain Takes 213-Year-Old NYSE Public, Faces Nasdaq, Investors Bloomberg / Edgar Ortega

N.Y.S.E.'s Big Day: From Private Club to Public Company NY Times / Jenny Anderson

Prudential May Buy Allstate Unit For Up to $750 Mln, People Say Bloomberg / Dana Cimilluca

Junk Taxes Tech Central Station / John Luik

No such thing as a free gift Marketwatch / Thomas Kostigen

High U.S. Earners Criticize Bush Economic Policies, Poll Finds Bloomberg / Heidi Przybyla

High property taxes driving a new revolt Christina Science Monitor / Patrik Jonsson

Japan's Bank Lending Rises for First Time Since 1996 Bloomberg / Lily Nonomiya


A survival guide for a bear market in bonds USA Today / John Waggoner

States urged to curb senior tax breaks / Christine Vestal

A Fight To Stop Control: Asian currency debate heats up Detroit Free Press / Justin Hyde

Oil prices need to stay up $ FT / Samuel Brittan

Dow ends down 33, Nasdaq ends down 18 AP via Beaufort Gazette / Michael J. Martinez

Blue collar hiring: Not so blue CNN / Chris Isidore

Need for affordable rentals grows critical nationwide Baltimore Sun / Eric Siegel

Oil Prices Rise, Gas Prices Fall on Data AP via Baltimore Sun

Why Click Fraud Questions Won't Stop Forbes / Chris Kraeuter

U.S. Stocks Resume Monthly Slump on Fed Comments, Jump in Oil Bloomberg / Sophie Hayward

The Shrinking Gap Slate / Daniel Gross

Neiman Marcus profit drops 96 percent Bloomberg via Dallas Morning News

As AT&T Bulks Up, Regulators Shrink From Task LA Times / Michael Hiltzik

Tracking CEO and stock movements Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Why bet on exchanges? Boston Globe / Steven Syre

Money funds advance in latest week AP via NJ Post

Mutual-fund mergers jump sharply Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Eleanor Laise

BoJ says decade of deflation is over FT / David Pilling

MI: State jobless rate hits 42-month low Lansing State Journal / Kathy Barks Hoffman

The world gets 102 more billionaires, thanks to emerging market gains AP via San Diego Union Tribune / J.W. Elphinstone

Cigarette sales tumble to 55 Year low AP via NJ Post

Stock market gains fizzle CNN

Searching for the invisible man The Economist

Battling for corporate America $ The Economist

The European Commission green paper on energy $ The Economist

The Truth About Dubai Ludwig Von Mises / J. Henderson

Dr Strangedeal The Economist

Redesigning the internet The Economist

Once is happenstance... The Economist

Make Your Futures Portfolio Shine TradeCenter, Inc. Scot Hicks

30-year mortgage rates jump to 3-year high AP via Seattle Times / Martin Crutsinger

Still Bullish, But Bubble Wary Forbes / James Stack

Treasuries down on BOJ decision, payroll posturing Reuters / Oliver Ludwig

Japanese bond yields fall despite BoJ move FT / David Turne, John Authers and Ivar Simensen

U.S. Monetary Policy in the Global Financial Environment Federal Reserve Bank of New York / Timothy F. Geithner

Fed's Geithner--Policy must counter overseas flows Reuters

Backdoor Oil Tax Is Unconstitutional Forbes / Mallory Factor and Phil Kerpen

Thursday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Trade deficit hit record $68.5 billion in January AP via Houston Chronicle

FL: Offshore drilling measure advances AP via Houston Chronicle / H. Josef Hebert

Corporate Bond Rates Surging / Stephen Taub

Will port flap deter foreign investors? Christian Science Monitor / Mark Trumbull

Hey Bernanke, Be Careful What You Wish For NY Post / John Crudele

Bernanke Meets With Community Bankers Washington Post / Nell Henderson

Is the US asleep at the wheel? Taipei Times

Bad for Investors, Bad for the Market Tech Central Daily / Stephen Bainbridge

Execs Conflicted over Earnings Guidance / Stephen Taub

WA: Buy, fix and flip for a tidy profit Seattle Post Intelligencer / Deborah Bach

NYSE Group Debut Illustrates Big Board's Loss of Market Share Bloomberg / Edgar Ortega

Future Stock NY Post / Roddy Boyd

Bank of Japan Ends Its Deflation-Fighting Policy Bloomberg / Mayumi Otsuma

UK: Calls for an interest rate cut are premature Independent / Hamish McRae

ECB official assails opposition to cross-border takeovers IHT / Carter Dougherty

Yen Slides; Bank of Japan Says to Keep Rates Near Zero Percent Bloomberg / Keiko Ujikane

The Kids Are More Than Alright Tech Central Station / Ilya Shapiro

The Hidden Meaning of Derivatives and Defaults Bloomberg / Mark Gilbert

Australian Feb. Employment Gains; Jobless Rate 5.2% Bloomberg / Victoria Batchelor

OPEC to Keep Output Near Maximum Levels NY Times / Jad Mouawad

Fastow Testifies Lay Knew of Enron's Problems NY Times / Alexei Barionuevo



Freddie Mac Delays Reports by Two Months / Stephen Taub

Nasdaq 5,000: The way we were CNN / Alexandra Twin

Job predictions to meet reality today Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Older Americans are not working as late in life as they used to AP via  Westchester Journal News

Don't stare so hard at Google you miss Yahoo! Fortune via CNN / David Kirkpatrick

FRBSF Economic Letter Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

DIARY-Federal Reserve Events Reuters

Futures Traders Raise Bets on 5% Fed Interest Rate Before June Bloomberg / Darrell Hassler

Wage growth jumps, more rates hikes likely Reuters via CNN

Demand for Duration - Coming Soon? Morgan Stanley / Richard Berner (New York) and Graig Fantuzzi

Bonds react to hawkishness in Japan’s monetary policy FT / David Turner, John Authers and Paul J Davies

Why real estate commissions will fall CNN / Les Christie

CA: OC weekly home sales volume slips, prices rise Orange County Register / Jonathan Lansner

Nasdaq Makes 2.4 Billion-Pound Takeover Bid for LSE Bloomberg / Edward Evans

Can Cisco rediscover its 'growthiness?' CNN / Amanda Cantrell

Oil firms over $60 on gasoline rally, supply worry Reuters / Neil Chatterjee

Gold hits two-month low Reuters via CNN

Black Gold Vs.Yellow Gold Forbes / Martin Sosnoff

Why Are Nominal Cash Yield Differentials So Dominant? Morgan Stanley / Stephen L. Jen

Dollar hits year high on jobs data FT / Darryl Thomson

US economy generates 243,000 new jobs FT / Christopher Swann

Yet Another Stupid Move By Congress Forbes / Paul Maidment

Japan: Unravelling the BoJ's Take on 'Price Stability' Morgan Stanley / Takehiro Sato

Japan: Monetary Hara-Kiri Euro Pacific via Safehaven / Peter Schiff

Goldman, Lehman May Post Slower Profit Growth After Record `05 Bloomberg / Adrian Cox

Ameritrade sees profits doubling by 2013 AP via Contra Costa Times

Click Fraud Tab May Hit $1B NY Post / Sam Gustin

Google's Office Invasion Is On Forbes / Matt Rand

Knight Ridder mum as bid deadline passes AP via South Florida Sun Sentinel / Seth Sutel

Friday's Analysis / Marty Chenard

U.S. Consumer Confidence Drops, Poll Shows AP via Chicago Tribune / Jeannine Aversa

Tangible Wealth Money Matters via Safehaven / Puru Saxena

N.C. jobless lowest in 5 years Charlotte Observer / Jonathan B. COx

FL: State's jobless rate at record low Bradenton Journal / Dana Sanchez

After the Fed, Exuberance NY Times / Louis Uchitelle

Honolulu Fireworks Sparked by Auditor's Muni Advice Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

Bigger Fines For MSRB Violations Bond Buyer / Lynn Hume

TOBs Taking Flight? Bond Buyer / Matthew Johnson

Employers Added 210,000 Jobs in February,  Bloomberg Survey Says Bloomberg / Carlos Torres

Giant trade gap: no end in sight Christian Science Monitor / Mark Trumbull

Census report: for more seniors, rising well-being Christian Science Monitor / Sara Miller Llana

Dicey Bet -- Asking Old Dow Dogs to Do New Tricks Bloomberg / Chet Currier

Why Not Let Companies Ignore a Law? $ NY Times / Floyd Norris

You Get What You Pay For? Tech Central Station / Paul Howard

Goldman Misses Fees From China's Biggest IPO Payday Bloomberg / Cathy Chan

NYSE Upstart, Archipelago's Putnam, Joins the Establishment Bloomberg / Justin Baer

Bush's Loss on Ports Deal Dents Image, Exposes Republican Rifts Bloomberg / Catherine Dodge and Richard Keil

As Trade Deficit Grows, So Do Tensions With China NY Times / Keith Bradsher

Bank of Japan May Raise Key Interest Rate by Year-End Bloomberg / Mayumi Otsuma

Bank of Japan Takes Big Risk With Policy Change Bloomberg / William Pesek


Variable-rate mortgages mean foreclosures via Seattle Post Intelligencer / Holden Lewis

Interest rate watch to continue Marketwatch / Jasmina Kelemen

Material costs cool the condo market AP via Houston Chronicle / Kathleen Hennessey

Tax not much of alternative NY Daily News / Elizabeth Lazarowitz

Bond yields and rates keep stocks on edge Reuters / Caroline Valetkevitch

Data Bad for Rates but Good for Stocks LA Times / Tom Petruno

Mid-Priced Retailers Making a Comeback LA Times / Leslie Earnest

On top of multimillion dollar pensions, many CEO's get consulting fees AP via Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Bruce Meyerson

WI: China still pummeling state Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / John Torinus

FL: Expect fewer oranges St. Petersburg Times

Wages, jobs show solid, steady gains Washington Times / Patrice Hill

Strong growth in jobs a surprise Chicago Tribune / James P. Miller

Jobs scene looks up Boston Herald / Jay Fitzgerald

NASDAQ Nixed NY Post / Roddy Boyd

Treasuries Fall a Third Straight Week on Faster U.S. Job Growth Bloomberg / Daniel Kruger and Elizabeth Stanton

Dollar Has Broadest Weekly Rally Since August on Job Growth Bloomberg / Deborah Finestone

Bulls try to keep charging CNN /Alexandra Twin

S&P 500 Drops for Second Week on Fed Concern; Utilities Fall Bloomberg / Hilary Johnson

Big risks seen for AT&T-BellSouth deal Reuters via CNN

US Airways Head Nixes Bonus NY Post / Paul Tharp

Mafia's Role in Ports Also Raises Concerns AP via Chicago Tribune / David B. Caruso


Taxpayers foot bill for more than $1 million in car leases Knight Ridder / Matt Stearns

Wal-Mart's foray into banking worries many Wichita Eagle / Alan Bjerga

Take away the credit rating agencies' licences $ FT / Frank Partnoy

Dell chief says PC giant must be ‘bolder’ FT / Kevin Allison

US focus on risk ‘poses threat to economy’ FT / Demetri Sevastopulo

The Fed Officially Kicks Off the Next Recession Home of The Technical Indicator Index via Safehaven / Robert McHugh

NYSE struggles to gain traction amid bond jitters AFP via Taipei Times

Bonds on The Run NY Post

Minimum credit card payments scare banks AP via NJ Post / Joe Bel Bruno

MD: To many, house buy is impossible dream Baltimore Sun / Jamie Smith Hopkins

Bubble Busting Phoenix Mish’s Global Economic Trend Analysis via Safehaven / Mike Shedlock

U.S. homes aren’t hocked to the hilt Boston Herald / Kenneth R. Harney

This Low-Fee Option Isn't for Everyone LA Times / Kathy M. Kristof

Uncertain Cure Washington Post / Amy Goldstein

Health accounts on rise Long Beach Press Telegram / Evan Pondel,

Sinking the Dubai deal may hurt in the long run St. Louis Post Dispatch / David Nicklaus

It's your decision - like it or not Philadelphia Inquirer / Andrew Cassel

Retail Sales Probably Fell in February: U.S. Economy Preview Bloomberg / Vince Golle

Dollar May Rally for Second Week on Higher U.S. Rates Bloomberg / Rodrigo Davies

Look at Municipals to Trim Tax Wall Street Journal / Michael A. Pollock

Interest-Rate Climb Nicks Small Stocks Wall Street Journal / Karen Talley and Mohammed Hadi

Wall Street Remains Stuck in Two-Week Rut AP via South Florida Sun Sentinel / Michael J. Martinez

US might let airlines fly under the radar in their ad pricing Boston Globe / Bruce Mohl

Investors could be expecting too little LA Times via Chicago Tribune / Tom Petruno

Competition may thwart eBay's hopes for growth Chicago Tribune / Andrew Leckey

Tips for Home Sellers Wall Street Journal / Kelly K. Spores

Fluor Is a Hot Commodity Barron’s via Wall Street Journal / Robin Goldwin Blumenthal

Investors add spice with dash of commodities Chicago Tribune / Gail MarksJarvis

Debating a Patch for the AMT Wall street Journal / Tom Herman

The Week Ahead Wall Street Journal

Now US debt hits 7 per cent of GDP Guardian – Observer / Heather Stewart

The house of the rising yen Scotsman / Bill Jamieson

Nasdaq may go hostile as LSE encourages fresh bidding war Guardian – Observer / Conal Walsh

A Poverty Line That's Out of Date and Out of Favor NY Times / Anna Bernasek

One Eye on the Fed, and the Other on Your Portfolio NY Times / Conrad De Aenlle

The Dollar May Tumble, but It's O.K. to Shrug Marketwatch via NY Times / Mark Hulbert

Downgrade a Stock, Then Duck and Cover $ NY Times / Gretchen Morgenson

Thanks to Detroit, China Is Poised to Lead NY Times / Keith Bradsher

Stakes could be high for online poker fans Chicago Tribune / Carolyn Bigda



Escape From New York Slate / Daniel Gross

Leading U.S. Companies For Investor Relations Announced Institutional Investor

Finding the bond market's sweet spot Reuters / Linda Stern

Wal-Mart and the Shanghai Pirates Slate / Edward Jay Epstein

How the Fed’s price rule triggers recessions Brookes News / Gerard Jackson

Government bonds hit further on rate jitters FT / David Turne, Joanna Chung and Richard Beales

Mexico 20-Year Peso Bond Yield Rises to 2-Month High Bloomberg / Matthew Walter

Buffett has no deficit of insights Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Economic Trends March 2006 Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

Consumer Behavior and Payment Choice: A Conference Summary Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

European mergers $ The Economist

Microsoft's labor troubles CNN / Amanda Cantrell

Bush Approval Rating Sinks to 36% on War Concern, Poll Shows Bloomberg / Brendan Murray

Mortgage rates up...affordability down CNN / Les Christie

Enhancing Fed Credibility Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco / Janet Yellen

Are Banks Still Special? Federal Reserve Board / Mark W. Olson

New York Fed Welcomes New Industry Commitments on Credit Derivatives Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Yield curve not implying recession - Fed's Yellen Reuters

US Fed's Olson-Banking, commerce divide nebulous Reuters

Count-down to War with Iran? Mixed Signals from Crude Oil, Gold, and Tel Aviv SirChartsAlot via Safehaven / Gary Dorsch

Monday's Metal Prices AP via NJ Post

Oil jumps above $61 Reuters via CNN

Fitch cuts Ford's ratings deeper into junk status Reuters

Treasuries weaken in data-free session AP via NJ Post

Treasury said to give lawmakers debt hike deadline Reuters via CNN

Fannie Mae announces new accounting errors AP via Charlotte Observer / Marcy Gordon

DIARY-Federal Reserve Events Reuters

Bernanke Holds The Wild Card Forbes / Richard Bernstein

Monday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Is It Stimulative to Buy From China? Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

Bernanke, `Less Diplomatic,' May Face G-10 Barrage on Deficit Bloomberg / Simon Kennedy

Tweaking the Fed Call Morgan Stanley / Richard Berner and David Greenlaw

Tripwires Morgan Stanley / Stephen Roach

The Poor Get Richer Fortune via CNN / Geoffrey Colvin

Mid-cap CFOs Get Big Pay Packages / Stephen Taub

McClatchy offer is accepted Sacramento Bee / Dale Kasler

Review and Preview Morgan Stanley / Ted Wieseman and David Greenlaw

Mexico's Bonds Have `Value' After Yields Climb, ABN Amro Says Bloomberg / Thomas Black

Euro climbs to one-month high versus yen FT / Darryl Thomson

EU: Diverging NAIRUs: Advantage South Morgan Stanley / Eric Chaney

Running Out of Oil? History, Technology and Abundance Tech Central Station / Max Schulz

First Trust dives into dividend fray Marketwatch / John Spence

Hungry Media Companies Find a Meager Menu of Web Sites to Buy NY Times / Matt Richtel

Newspaper Chain Agrees to a Sale for $4.5 Billion NY Times / Katherine Q. Seelye and Andrew Ross Sorkin

Those Bell Mergers Are Giving Cable Companies Even More to Worry About NY times / Ken Belson and Geraldine Fabrikant

NYSE to gatecrash Nasdaq's bid for London exchange Guardian / Terry Macalister

Bank of Japan's new policy reignites old debate Independent / Stephen King

British economy needs business tax cuts, CBI tells chancellor Guardian / Ashley Seager

Europe sees a rebound, but where are the jobs? IHT / Carter Dougherty

Buffett Loses Midas Touch as Retirement Looms Bloomberg / Matthew Lynn

Return of the tight job market Christian Science Monitor / Ron Scherer

How to beat the Midas curse Christian Science Monitor / Marilyn Gardner


The Buttonwood column: German bonds $ The Economist

Funds that stand the test of time Dallas Morning News / Scott Burns

FDIC Insurance for Retirement Accounts Increased to $250,000 FDIC

Web sites a hedge for future Charlotte Observer / Jonathan B. Cox

Dow closes up 75, Nasdaq finishes up 29 AP via St. Petersburg Timers /  Ellen Simon

Pemex CEO Says Mexico May Have Found Deep Water Oil Bloomberg / Thomas Black

Oil prices drop below $63, gas futures slip AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer

Bigger houses bring energy woes Marketwatch / Kristen Gerencher

State Street launches sovereign bond flow gauge Investment and Pensions Europe

Calif. man caught with fake billion-dollar bills Reuters via MSNBC

Canada: Good GDP growth may face slowdown as boomers retire CP via Toronto Star / Sandra Cordon

Bernanke 'quite concerned' about budget deficit Reuters via CNN

Mortgage Delinquencies Remain at Historic Highs in Louisiana and Mississippi, Foreclosures Fell Demonstrating Forebearance Benefit Mortgage Bankers Association

The debt ceiling. Who needs it? Fortune via CNN / Justin Fox

Habits of unemployment collectors identified AP via MSNBC

World trading system is defying the doom-mongers $ FT / Alan Beattie

Goldman Surprises Analysts With Quarterly Windfall Forbes / Liz Moyer

Don't Buy The Chinese ETF Hype Forbes / John Christy

Dollar falls on deficit woes FT / Steve Johnson

Treasuries rally on less tight rates hope FT / Jennifer Hughes, Joanna Chung and David Turner

Treasuries rise on talk of report on Fed outlook Reuters / Ludwig

US Fed may soon halt interest rate hikes – report Reuters

Chicago Fed Midwest factory activity jumps in Jan Reuters

Chicago Fed Midwest Manufacturing Index pdf Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Tuesday's Metal Prices AP via NJ Post

Tuesday Gold Coin Prices AP via NJ Post

Big Oil faces U.S. Congress on profits, mergers Reuters / Tom Doggett and Chris Baltimore

US's Snow-should tie GSE portfolios to mission Reuters

US retail sales fall back as car sales decline FT / Christopher Swann

No easy fix for U.S. account deficit Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

U.S. Current Account Deficit Hits Record AP via Chicago Tribune / Martin Crutsinger

Bringing The Jobs Homes Fortune via CNN / Anne Fisher

CA: Builders strike a delicate balance Orange County Register / Andrew Galvin

Whats New with the Accounting Shell Game? More Shells via Safehaven / Brady Willett & Todd Always

Beltway Bet: Symbol Technologies Forbes / Andrew T. Gillies

Tuesday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Is Socialized Medicine the Answer? Tech Central Station / Arnold Kling

A Hot Time In Banking Forbes / Liz Moyer

You Got Nailed NY Post / Roddy Boyd

Goldman Profit, Revenue Soar to Records on Trading Bloomberg / Christine Harper

Bear Stearns Settles Fund Trading Probes, People Say Bloomberg

S&P: GM, Ford could be cut further CNN

Goldman, bonds give stocks a lift CNN

Merrill Recommends Selling Peru, Buying Colombia Debt Bloomberg / Guillermo Parra-Bernal

Credit Agencies Aim to Simplify Scoring AP via LA Times / Eileen Alt Powell

Pop? Daily Standard / Irwin Stelzer

Is rising US public debt sustainable? Christian Science Monitor / Mark Trumbull

U.S. Employers Expect to Keep Hiring in 2nd Qtr, Manpower Says Bloomberg / Courtney Schlisserman

An Aging Population Isn't Bad News After All Bloomberg / Andrew Ferguson

Retail Sales in U.S. Fell 0.8% in February, BN Survey Shows Bloomberg / Joe Richter

How Government Debt Grows Lew Rockwell / Ron Paul

Wall Street Chiefs Cruising on Pay Gravy Train Bloomberg / Graef Crystal

Emerging Markets Stocks Getting Hot to the Touch Bloomberg / Chet Currier

Emerging-Market Funds Draw $20.9 Bln This Year, Beating Record Bloomberg / Michael Tsang

A Bronx Cheer for the Big Board's Public Offering Bloomberg / David Pauly

Rising gilt yields could signal global turning point Guardian / Ashley Seager

Oil Prices Hold Steady AP via Washington Post

Crude Oil Trades Near One-Week High on Iran Nuclear Standoff Bloomberg / Will Kennedy

Treasury's Adams Warns Japan Against Holding Down Yen Bloomberg / Rich Miller and Mark Drajem

U.K. Consumer Threatens Bank of England Slumber Bloomberg / Mark Gilbert



House Poor / Don Durfee

Fitch's Ford Rating: Dumb And Late Forbes / Richard Lehmann

The U.S Economy in 2006 Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco / Janet L. Yellen

Nurturing Sustainable Growth in a Global Context Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta / Jack Guynn

A Survey of Economic Theories and Field Evidence on Pro-Social Behavior Federal Reserve Bank of Boston / Stephan Meier

Fed's Yellen, Guynn stress flexibility Marketwatch / Greg Robb

Top Ten Truths About Greenspan Goldenbar via Safehaven / Ed Bugos

Senate plans to vote on debt increase Thursday Reuters via CNN

Investors may detect crises before management Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Jesse Eisinger

Gross-Up? Gross Out. Slate / Daniel Gross

Papers' future is, as ever, volatile Philadelphia Inquirer / Andrew Cassel

Mellon details CEO's exit package Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Len Bolsevic

Index Funds Lose a Weapon / Lawrence Carrel

Tame core inflation is expected Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

State parks reeling from budget drought / John Gramlich

Americans may lack basic care UPI / Olga Pierce

Fed report paints benign picture of economy FT / Andrew Balls

Beige Book Federal Reserve Board

Fed: Economy carries momentum into spring AP via Dallas Fort Worth Star Telegram / Jeannine Aversa

30-year Fixed Rate Increases to Highest Level Since July 2002 Mortgage Bankers Association

MBA: U.S. demand for home loans slips Reuters via CNN

Treasuries drop on foreign demand worries FT / Jennifer Hughes, Joanna Chung and David Turner

Dollar little changed after Fed beige book Marketwatch / Wanfeng Zhou

Unemployment increased in 17 states last year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics / Matt Lynch

Metal is so precious that thieves tap beer kegs Wall Street Journal via Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Oil prices fall as U.S. supplies increase AP via NJ Post

NASD fines Merrill Lynch $5 mln Marketwatch / John Spence

IRS gets tough on spouses claiming innocence in tax fraud Wall Street Journal via Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Tom Herman

Congress to vote on increase in U.S. debt Gannett News via Tucson Citizen

Wall Street pauses around 5-year highs FT / Pan Kwan Yuk

CVS Finance Execs Resign amid SEC Probe / Stephen Taub

NY state files $250 million fraud lawsuit against H&R Block AP via San Diego Union Tribune / Samuel Maull

MI: Ways to turn around state economy Detroit Free Press / Kim Norris

Stage set for stocks to throw in towel Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Wednesday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Sears’ results exceed expectations $ FT / Andrei Postelnicu

U.S. January capital inflows rise to $66 bln Reuters / Mark Felsenthal

Treasurys hit by manufacturing survey Marketwatch / Leslie Wines

Refco Probes Lead to $525 Million in Phantom Bonds Bloomberg / Otis Bilodeau and Allan Dodds

On the Road to Economic Recovery, There Are Numerous Positive Signs LA Times / Cyndia Zwahlen

Dollar weakens after capital-flows data Marketwatch / Wanfeng Zhou

Brazilian Real Rises After Alckmin's Presidential Nomination Bloomberg / Guillermo Parra-Bernal

Empire State Manufacturing Survey Federal Reserve Bank of New York

NY Fed March manufacturing index at 1-1/2-year peak Reuters

Lehman's Profit Rises 24% to Record on Equity Trading Bloomberg / Yalman Onaran

Putnam Is NYSE Biggest Earner NY Post / Roddy Boyd

Companies that owe billions in back taxes get federal contracts USA Today / Mary Dalrymple

CA: Home Prices Hit New High LA Times / Annette Haddad

Mich. economy can't get well if its disease is ignored Detroit News / Daniel Howes

The Fight Against Corruption Forbes / Oxford Analytica

Bet on the Fed to Pause at 5 Percent, Not 5.5 Bloomberg / John M. Berry

You Have To Admire Ben Bernanke Daily Reckoning via Lew Rockwell / Bill Bonner

Oil Company Knew of Corrosion in Pipeline AP via Forbes / Anne Sutton

Are Gold and Silver in a Bubble Market? Lew Rockwell / Gary North

Making money grow by the numbers Boston Herald / Jay Fitzgerald

Bear Stearns May Post Record Profit on Stock Trading, Mergers Bloomberg / Yalman Onaran

Who's Afraid of Banking at Wal-Mart? NY Times / David Leonhardt

Bank Deal's Payout Plan Questioned NY Times / Gretchen Morgenson

Russell whipsawed, but is he wrong? Marketwatch / Peter Brimelow

EBay and Microsoft Are Balance-Sheet Powerhouses Bloomberg / John Dorfman

GE, Oracle May Gain on Dividend Potential as Market Struggles Bloomberg / Suzanne O'Halloran and John Melloy

Dullsville in the markets Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

A Senate Panel Interrogates Wary Oil Executives NY Times / Jad Mouawad

Raising the Bar in the Aircraft Wars NY Times / Mark Landler and Keith Bradsher

Medicare's pinch AP via San Antonio Express Courier / Kevin Freking

Our Worst Nightmare - The Bubble Has Burst! Precious Metals Warrants via Safehaven / Dudley Baker

U.S. Import Prices Probably Fell 0.6% in February, Survey Shows Bloomberg / Joe Richter

Extreme Makeover Wall Street Journal via Marketwatch / Christopher Conkey

France: Aux Barricades! French Students Shoot Themselves Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

Yuan Has Biggest Gain Since Revaluation After Wen's Comments Bloomberg / Christina Soon

Yields on Japanese government bonds surge FT / David Turner