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Residential Mortgage Delinquencies Increase, According to MBA National Delinquency Survey Mortgage Bankers Association

WI: Rising mortgage rates may ‘test’ borrowers, lenders say Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / Michele Derus

Home loan delinquency rate shows increase USA Today / Noelle Knox and Barbara Hansen

GM Widens 2005 Loss by $2 Bln, Delays 10-K Filing Bloomberg / Jeff Green and Jeff Bennett

Dow closes up 43, Nasdaq finishes down 12 AP via Beaufort Gazette

General Motors Accounts May Be Up for Grabs NY Times / Stuart Elliott

Workus Interruptus Slate / Jeff Merron

A New Spike at the Pump? Business Week via MSNBC / Alex Halperin

MI: Super Bowl brought $274M to Detroit USA Today / Tom Walsh

Fed likely to stop at 5%, market says MarketWatch / Rex Nutting

Business Outlook Survey Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Pension Accounting and Corporate Earnings: The World According to GAAP Federal Reserve Bank of Boston / Peter Fortune

Association Testifies on Tax-Preferred Bonds Bond Market Association

Norway: Long-term bond demand “price inelastic” – Norges Investment and Pensions Europe

Retail money funds rise in latest week AP via Beaufort Gazette

McGuinn payout will cut earnings at Mellon Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Len Boselovic

T. Rowe Price chairman Roche to retire AP via Beaufort Gazette

T. Rowe names Kennedy CEO as Roche retires Investment and Pensions Europe

Mexico Industrial Output Rose 6 Percent in January Bloomberg / Patrick Harrington

The Eurozone's Homegrown Deficit Woes Business Week via MSNBC / Natascha Gewaltig

U.S. dollar falls vs. major currencies AP via Beaufort Gazette

Big money lost in NCAA office pools St. Petersburg Times / Tom Zucco

Where the Buses Run on Time Slate / Austan Goolsbee

An End to the Social Security Raid? National Review / Phil Kerpen

Treasuries Rally After Inflation Report, U.S. Air Raid in Iraq Bloomberg / Daniel Kruger and Deborah Finestone

US debt: At least it's not $1 zillion Reuters / Richard Cowan

Dow nears 5-year high CNN / Alexandra Twin

Crossing the pond The Economist

American Funds Bucks Norm, Fights NASD LA Times / Tom Petruno

Oil climbs above $63 Reuters via CNN

The long goodbye The Economist

Late Mortgage Payments Up in Final Quarter AP via Chicago Tribune / Jeannine Aversa

PA: Western Pennsylvania bankruptcy cases jump 21.9 percent in 2005 AP via Pittsburgh Trbune Review

IL: A success story The Economist

Fed won't act to preserve high home prices: Kohn Marketwatch / Greg Robb

Texas State & Metro Economic Indicators Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

The Bush legacy The Economist

The gloom before next week's EU summit $ The Economist

Monetary policy and asset prices Federal Reserve Board / Donald L. Kohn

US Senate votes debt limit hike to $8.965 trillion Reuters

Some despair over income disparity Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

US consumer inflation up 0.1% in February FT / Christopher Swann

Think Prices Are Rising? The Government Disagrees NY Post / John Crudele

Thursday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

What next for market? Boston Globe / Steven Syre

Traders, leprechauns and witches CNN / Alexandra Twin

Merrill's O'Neal Had Takeover Talks With North Fork Bloomberg / Justin Baer

Bear Stearns Net Rises 36% to Record on Trading, M&A Bloomberg / Yalman Onaran

Treasuries rise on mild inflation data, technicals Reuters

Brazil to Sell $500 Mln More 2037 Bonds, Person Says Bloomberg / Carlos Caminada

Feds Suspect $525M In Fake Bonds At Refco NY Post / Zachery Kouwe

US 30-year, 15-year mortgages-table Reuters

CA: Housing frenzy replaced by calm Sacramento Bee / Jim Wasserman

MD: Own home 'out of the question' for many Baltimore Sun / Jamie Smith Hopkins

'Frictional costs' can be avoided Philadelphia Inquirer / Jeff Brown

Crude Awakening Forbes / Nathan Vardi

Stocks surge, but the dollar droops Marketwatch / Peter Brimelow

Economic Suicide Freemarket Gold & Money Report via Safehaven / James Turk

Yellen Says U.S. Economy on `Highly Desirable' Path Bloomberg / Vivien Lou Chen and Victoria Batchelor

Overcoming the fear of mutual funds Marketwatch / Marshall Loeb

Time to sell financial stocks? Marketwatch / David Callaway

Yen Drops as Bank of Japan's Fukui Signals Rates Will Stay Low Bloomberg / Kosuke Goto and Chris Cooper

UK: Unemployment rises at fastest rate since 1990s Guardian / Ashley Seager


Bernanke speech is the one to watch Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

Leaving the House: policy expertise Christian Science Monitor / Gail Russell Chaddock

Oil groups shun Iran over fears of embargo FT / Thomas Catan and Roula Khalaf

Venezuela May Sell Euro, Dollar Bond in Refinancing Bloomberg / Alex Kennedy

30th Anniversary Reception and Dinner Bond Market Association

Eurozone industrial production weaker than expected in December EU Business

China's insatiable commodities appetite Marketwatch / Kevin Kerr

Fidelity to pitch financial services on AP via Boston Globe / Mark Jerwell

Total pay off 50% for chief of Sears Chicago Tribune

Sears-Kmart strategy still murky a year later AP via MSNBC

Billionaire Soros buys DreamWorks film library Bloomberg via Chicago Tribune / Aimee Picchi

NC: Triangle could feel ripple from bubble Raleigh News and Observer / Frank Norton

Sneaky accountant tricks CNN / Gerri Willis

Friday's Money Rates AP via NJ Post

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

Business Conditions - Forward-Looking Signs Point to Improvement Morgan Stanley / Shital Patel and Richard Berner

Ten Signs Of A Real Estate Apocalypse Forbes / Sara Clemence

It's time for homebuilders to get real Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Mortgage rate falls slightly AP via Baltimore Sun

IRS reports audits up 21 percent CNN

Perils of a New Globalization Morgan Stanley / Stephen Roach

EU: The Insider Disease Morgan Stanley / Eric Chaney

“It’s the Economy, Stupid…” Pimco / Michael Gomez

U.S. Treasury Notes Fall After Industrial Production Rebounds Bloomberg / Daniel Kruger and Elizabeth Stanton

Production versus Consumption Ludwig von Mises / George Reisman

U.S. Stocks Rise, Notching Best Week in 2 Months; Boeing Gains Bloomberg / Hilary Johnson

Pain returns to the gas pump Dallas Morning News / Elizabeth Souder

Dollar hits seven-week low on dovish rate talk FT / Steve Johnson

Bonds fall as traders take profits AP via NJ Post

Job market poses quandary for Fed Philadelphia Inquirer / Andrew Cassel

Industrial Production and Capacity Utilization Federal Reserve Board

Friday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

U.S. Michigan Index Shows Confidence Unchanged Bloomberg / Bob Willis

U.S. Economy: Industrial Production Rebounds in Feb Bloomberg / Carlos Torres

Home prices rise in county Sacramento Bee / Jim Wasserman

Pot o' gold is tempting, but don't rush to invest Detroit Free / Susan Tompor

Hanging on Whose Words? Washington Post / Nell Henderson

Contrarian case for gold over stocks Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

U.S. Treasuries Poised for Biggest Weekly Rally Since December Bloomberg / Shamim Adam

After Increase in National Debt Limit, SLGS Are Back on Sale Bond Buyer / Andrew Ackerman and Alison L. McConnell

Why Bulls Still Make More Money Than They Should Bloomberg / Chet Currier

What's wrong with Dell? Marketwatch / John C. Dvorak

Fewer Chiefs Also Serving as Chairmen NY Times / Claudia H. Deutsch

U.S. February Industrial Production Probably Rose, Survey Shows Bloomberg / Carlos Torres

A Tale of Two Farmers Euro Pacific via Safehaven / Peter Schiff

State revenues -- weakest growth in 2 yrs. / Eric Kelderman

Return of retail investors boosts Schwab $ FT / John Authers

PA: Embattled money manager's assets plunge Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Len Boselovic

Republicans Resist Limits on Foreign Purchase of U.S. Assets Bloomberg / Jeff Bliss

A Crisis of Process Tech Central Station / James Pinkerton

Computer researchers warn of powerful new Internet attacks AP via Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Ted Bridis

Canada: Tame inflation eases interest rise risk Toronto Star / Steven Theobald

Iceland Slaps Some Lipstick on Its Banking Pigs Bloomberg / Mark Gilbert

Oil prices slip to $63.51 a barrel AP via Bradenton Journal


MI: Firm handling state bond sale fined Detroit Free Press / Dawson Bell

CA: Housing Speculators Relocate to Hotter Spots LA Times / Annette Haddad

MN: Home buyers see a glut of choices St. Paul Pioneer Press / Jennifer Bjorhus

Investors seem buoyed by health of economy San Diego Union Tribune / Dean Calbreath

FL: Future too big for counties South Florida Sun Sentinel / Doreen Hemlock

Former Federal Reserve Chair Miller dies AP via Dallas Fort Worth Stgar Telegram

U.S. 10-Year Treasuries Post Biggest Weekly Gain Since December Bloomberg / Daniel Kruger and Elizabeth Stanton

Dollar Tumbles for Week as Traders Pare Bets on Rate Increases Bloomberg / Joshua Krongold and Michael McDonald

Now G.M. Has Woes on Audits NY Times / Floyd Norris

Analysts' reports not as infallible as they seem AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer / Ellen Simon

The Secondary Trend has been Reconfirmed Cycle’s News & Views / Tim Wood

The "Wal-Mart Effect" Marketwatch / Gabriel Madway

Hedge Fund Chief Can't Get to Russia NY Times / Andrew E. Kramer

Binary Economics: Paradigm Shift Or Cluster of Errors? Ludwig Von Mises Institute / Timothy D. Terrell

Japan's 10-Year Bonds Decline for Week on Interest Rate Outlook Bloomberg / Issei Morita

Canada: Taking Stock of Future of Toronto Exchange Toronto Star / Rick Westhead

South Korean Won Gains on Stock Inflows; Rupiah Rises on Yield Bloomberg / Jake Lee



Where Did All the Children Go? Washington Post / John Pomfret

The Role of the Federal Reserve In Artificial Economics Technical Market Indicators via Safehaven / Robert McHugh

Bernanke speech could be catalyst for gains during week Marketwatch / Ciara Linnane

Citizens benefits from Mellon blunder Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Thomas Olson

Canada: Good ... or else Toronto Star

Mutual fund fee alternative Marketwatch / Chuck Jaffe

Companies should drop quarterly earnings guidance FT / Candace Browning

Stock market cashes in on low rate expectations Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Gregory M. Drahuschak

Retailers take down borders for immigrant shoppers AP via Boston Globe / Peter Prengaman

Too many oil mergers a slippery slope Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Jack Markowitz

Rate Hikes in Norway and Switzerland: More to Come Northern Trust via Safehaven / Victoria Marklew

UK: Brown set on Budget for global economy FT / James Blitz and Chris Giles

Economy drowning in trade-deficit tide Baltimore Sun / Peter Morici

Stocks may hit 5-yr highs on mild PPI Reuters / Jennifer Coogan

Chuck Wagoner NY Post / Terry Keenan

Investors Aren't Scaring Easily LA Times / Tom Petruno

Pixar stock certificates to be collectable AP via Beaufort Gazette / Michael Liedtke

Don’t Get Conned NY Post / Richard Wilner

Without fix, tax a time bomb Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / Avrum D. Lank

CA: For Home Loan Broker, Troubles Come With Creative Refinancing LA Times / David Streitfeld

FL: Affordable housing crunch in Florida hits teachers AP via Orlando Sentinel / Andrea Fanta

Bush's Agenda Loses Focus LA Times / Peter Wallsten and James Gerstenzang

Corporations Stiffing Government on Fines AP via LA Times / Martha Mendoza and Christopher Sullivan

MO: It's almost time for hotel bonds to check out St. Louis Post Dispatch / David Nicklaus

Bulls have Ben on the brain CNN / Alexandra Twin

Site sues Google over search rankings Reuters via CNN

Another week, deeper in debt Philadelphia Inquirer / Andrew Cassel

U.S. Treasury Rally May Continue as Inflation, Home Sales Slow Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton

Durable Goods Orders Increase in February: U.S. Economy Preview Bloomberg / Vince Golle

Dollar May Decline a Second Week as Fed Rate Expectations Ease Bloomberg / Kabir Chibber

China Doing Its Best on Flexible Yuan, Official Says Bloomberg / Yanping Li and Samuel Shen

Allstate discounts called unfair Chicago Tribune via South Florida Sun Sentinel / Becky Yerak

Bush's Rating May Give Democrats Edge, Newsweek Says Bloomberg / Susan Decker

When Ultrashort Is Sweet Wall Street Journal / Jonathan Burton

Switching CD May Pay Off Wall Street Journal / Diana Ransom

When Mutual Funds Merge, Be Wary Wall Street Journal / Eleanor Laise

The Bigger the Better as Large Stocks Regain Favor NY Times / J. Alex Tarquinio

The March of the Bears May Only Be Starting NY Times / Conrad De Aenlle

Want to get to the top on Yahoo! searches? Start bidding  Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Teresa F. Lindeman

Riding the rally, but how long can it last? AP via Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Michael J. Martinez

Old Options Produce New Hangover $ NY Times / Gretchen Morgenson

Before Its Time, the Death of a Newspaper Chain NY Times / Richard Siklos

UK: Budget will give cities more spending muscle Guardian – Observer / Heather Stewart and Nick Mathiason

UK: Eleven goes into 10 with a bit left over Guardian – Observer / Heather Stewart

UK: Can Brown go out with a bang? Guardian – Observer / William Keegan


Daily proof, or weekly prophecy? Marketwatch / Tomi Kilgore

MI: Foreclosure business booms Detroit News / Louis Aguilar

Coastal growth spells disaster Ft. Meyers News Press / Larry Wheeler

Chasing Prudential $ The Economist

Hard to know what bond rates signal: Bernanke Reuters / Pedro Nicolaci da Costa

Fed is ready to stop -- too soon MSNBC via Fiend’s SuperBear Page / Bill Fleckenstein

Fed Chief Sees Need to Include Global Factors in Setting Rates NY Times / Eduardo Porter

EU: Belarus’s sorry election $ The Economist

Bernanke Says Yield Curve Doesn't Signal Slowdown Bloomberg / Craig Torres and Andrew Ward

Bernanke dismisses fears of US slowdown FT / Andrew Balls

Bernanke: Fed must watch its step Reuters via CNN

Reflections on the Yield Curve and Monetary Policy Federal Reserve Board / Ben S. Bernanke

Welcoming remarks to the 2006 National Community Reinvestment Conference Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco / Janet L. Yellen

Oil Exploration Booms— Is Houston Next? Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Europe and America must save the Doha round $ FT / Stuart Eizenstat and Hugo Paemen

Why drought overshadows world growth $ FT Fiona Harvey

Oracle 3rd-Quarter Profit Rises; Databases Disappoint Bloomberg / Rochelle Garner

Wall Street Banker Quattrone Wins Right to New Trial Bloomberg / David Glovin

Millions face squeeze on mortgages Wall Street Journal via Baltimore Sun / James R. Hagerty

Comments to New England Realtors Conference Federal Reserve Bank of Boston / Cathy E. Minehan

Discretion is the New Rule Ludwig Von Mises Institute / Thorsten Polleit

Trumpeting the virtues of saving Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Monday Gold Coin Prices AP via NJ Post

Sugar, Not Oil or Stocks, May Be Best Investment Bloomberg / Saijel Kishan and Carlos Caminada

Dollar slightly higher against the euro AP via NJ Post

The tax collector has a new, private identity Dallas Morning News / Pamela Yip

CA: Homeowners willing to gamble AP via Houston Chronicle / Scott Lindlaw

Breakout or fake out? Marketwatch / Nate Pile

Review and Preview Morgan Stanley / Ted Wieseman and David Greenlaw

Treasuries climb as investors wait for Bernanke Reuters / Chris Reese

U.S. Leading Economic Indicators Index Fell 0.2% in February Bloomberg / Bob Willis

The Coming Productivity Undershoot Morgan Stanley / Richard Berner

WA: City's renters lose out as condo switch soars Thousands displaced; many can't buy Seattle Post Intelligencer / Jennifer Langston

Real estate jobs in a sad state? CNN

Monday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Fed Speculation Fuels Wall Street Buying AP via Forbes / Michael J. Martinez

Wal-Mart to hire 150,000 Chinese BBC News

Michaels Stores may be put up for sale; CEO retires Reuters

GM to Restate; Also Adds $2B of Red Ink / Stephen Taub

Don't Tell Congress -- the Enemy Is Already Here Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

Buffett predicts dollar will stumble Reuters via CNN

UBS Under Fire NY Post / Paul Tharp

UK finances move further into red BBC News

Fed's Bernanke May Say Long-Term Interest Rates Will Stay Low Bloomberg / Craig Torres

Selling furniture to pay the laundry bill Christian Science Monitor / David R. Francis

CA: In Boomtown, but Still Stuck on a Bubble NY Times / Damon Darlin

The next act for ETFs Marketwatch / Johgn Spence

Chartist chary, but charging Marketwatch / Peter Brimelow

WTO says China's biggest trade deficit is with Taiwan CAN via Taipei Times

Eliot Spitzer, You're Needed in Japan Bloomberg / William Pesek Jr.

Competitive Tightening - Part II Davids Stock Market Chartmentary via Safehaven / David Yu

The UK has bigger worries than the next Budget Independent / Stephen King

Yuan at Post-Revaluation High Before Senators Visit Bloomberg / Jake Lee

Australian Dollar Falls to 2006 Low on Outlook for World Rates Bloomberg / Chris Young

Justices Reach Out to Consider Patent Case NY Times / Andrew Pollack

Careful What You Wish For Tech Central Station / Iain Murray


Bernanke doesn't know Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

SIA, TBMA Pleased With Supreme Court Decision Bond Market Association

Can America Keep Up? US News / Richard J. Newman

The Non-Stop Inflation Speculative Investor via Safehaven / Steve Saville

How Much for Those Used Jimmy Choos? Slate / Daniel Gross

FL: Land prices, disease could shrink citrus industry by half AP via South Florida Sun Sentinel

A Few Thoughts On Gold via Safehaven / Captain Hook

CBOT shares rise after membership sale AP via Beaufort Gazette

Another step forward for silver ETF Marketwatch / John Spence

TX: Mortgage lending biz recruiting Hispanics San Antonio Express Courier / Adolfo Pesquera

US economy could withstand sharp dlr drop-Bernanke Reuters / Tim Ahmann

Bernanke questions companies owning banks AP via NJ Post / Jeannine Aversa

Hedge funds getting fat on mergers CNN / Amanda Cantrell

Big companies buy small brands with big values USA Today / Theresa Howard

Microsoft Delays General Release of Windows to 2007 Bloomberg / Connie Guglielmo and Rochelle Garner

Bonds decline after Bernanke speech AP via NJ Post

MI: Bear Stearns' role in Michigan bond deal questioned Reuters

Brazilian Treasury Yield Rises on U.S. Rate Outlook Bloomberg / Carlos Caminada

Bank of Canada says may raise rates again Reuters / Ka Yan Ng

WA: Unemployment rose last month as more sought work Seattle Post Intelligencer / Dan Richman

Tough 6 months on tap for stocks? CNN / Alexandra Twin

Jacks of all trades Chicago Tribune / Mark Skeric

Telecommuters 14 million strong - and growing AP via Tucson Citizen / Brad Foss

IL: Real estate ranks get really crowded Chicago Tribune / Mary Umberger

CA: Home prices 'soft landing' can hurt Orange County Register / Jonathan Lansner

U.S. Stocks Slump a 2nd Day on Bernanke, Producer Prices Report Bloomberg / Nick Baker

Bush touts economic progress CNN

Overpaid taxes trigger $200B in refunds USA Today via Tucson Citizen

Bond Prices Decline on Bernanke Comments AP via Forbes

Asian promise The Economist

U.S. Feb. Producer Prices Fall 1.4%; Core Rises 0.3% Bloomberg / Carlos Torres

401(k) savings should be automatic Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Free trade working for U.S., Gutierrez says Detroit News / Joel J. Smith

DIARY-Federal Reserve Events Reuters

FACTBOX-U.S. Fed policymakers' recent comments Reuters

U.S. 2-Year Note Yields Rise; Bernanke May Keep Raising Rates Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton and Deborah Finestone

Treasury investors less bearish in week – poll Reuters

Tuesday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Rise of investor-owned timber changing landscape AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer

Dollar regains strength after Bernanke, PPI Marketwatch / Wanfeng Zhou

Zinc, Copper Rise to Records in London as Inventories Decline Bloomberg / Chanyaporn Chanjaroen

Life-cycle funds can get better Dallas Morning News / Scott Burns

China's hunger for luxury goods grows Boston Globe / Jehangir S. Pocha

UK inflation edges up in February BBC News

Free-Trade Free-Fall? Daily Standard / Irwin Stelzer

More Fund Managers Use Bond Logic to Pick Stocks Bloomberg / Chet Currier

Bernanke May Keep Pushing Interest Rates Higher, Economists Say Bloomberg / Craig Torres and Andrew Ward

N.E. Fed chief calls for tax hikes Boston Herald / Jerry Kronenberg

MA: Gas prices may jump in summer Boston Herald / Jay Fitzgerald

MA: Real estate sales drops aren’t signal bust is due Boston Herald / Jerry Kronenberg

MA: Homeowners stretched perilously Christian Science Monitor / Sara Miller Llana

Further Rate Hikes by Fed Uncertain, Bernanke Says Washington Post / Nell Henderson

Shifting Fortunes in Foreign Exchange Rates SirChartsAlot via Safehaven / Gary Dorsch

Oil Trades Near One-Week Low on Speculation U.S. Supplies Rose Bloomberg / Gavin Evans



Frankenstein Economy iTulip via Fiend’s SuperBear Page

Time for “Wise and Frugal” National Review / Chris Edwards

MO: Don't make a federal case of subprime mortgages St Louis Post Dispatch / David Nicklaus

Oil prices gain after unexpected fall in US inventories AFX via Forbes

Silver hits 22-year high after exchange ruling FT / Kevin Morrison

Microsoft tumbles, but setback seen as temporary CNN / Amanda Cantrell

Adobe Earnings Down 31 Percent San Jose Business Journal

Northwest's bankruptcy has ripple effect on small airlines Lansing State Journal / Jewel Gopwani

Small businesses may seek tax extension AP via Beaufort Gazette

No time like present for Fed to pause Marketwatch / Greg Robb

Fewer working families own homes Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / Michele Derus

Hedging the housing bubble Marketwatch / John Spence

A Morningstar Is Born / Lawrence Carrel

Sovereign, investor agree to settle fight AP via NJ Post

US mortgage rates unchanged Wednesday – BestInfo Reuters

BOJ's Nakahara: Need to watch risk of price falls Reuters

Italy's search for an economic fix BBC News / Ben Richardson

UK: Bank voted 8-1 to hold UK rates BBC News

US yield curve alone can mislead on recessions-Fed Reuters / Tim Ahmann

Treasury curve inversion continues FT /Jennifer Hughes and David Turner

Bondholders seek protection from LBOs FT / Ivar Simensen

Investing in your local aqueduct: Municipal bond appeal grows Wall Street Journal via Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Jeff D. Opdyke

Freddie Mac's respected CFO resigns Reuters via USA Today

US taxable money funds report $8.9 bln inflows Reuters

Senators Press Beijing on Yuan LA Times / Mark Magnier and Don Lee

US home loan demand falls to lowest level this year Reuters / Julie Haviv

Home ownership getting tough for working class CNN

Chicago Fed National Activity Index Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

'One and done' may be over and out Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

DIARY-Federal Reserve Events Reuters

UK announces sharp increase in long-bonds FT / Joanna Chung

Mortgage Application Volume Down Slightly In Latest Survey Mortgage Bankers Association

Wednesday world gold prices AP via NJ Post

Wednesday's Metal Prices AP via NJ Post

Long-term equities may disappoint $ FT / Martin Wolf

Wednesday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

U.S. Stocks Break Out of Slump; Dow Rises to Almost 5-Year High Bloomberg / Nick Baker

Investors should just say 'no' to lavish perks Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Jack Markowitz

GM buyouts would hit $100,000 Detroit Free Press / Michael Ellis

Who Needs Hedge Funds? Forbes / Patrick Watson

Morgan Stanley Quarterly Profit Up 17 Pct AP via Forbes / Michael J. Martinez

Oil jumps back near $63 CNN

Brazil's Currency Strengthens on Outlook for Increased Inflows Bloomberg / Elzio Barreto

UK's Brown trumpets economy as top job beckons Reuters / Sumeet Desai and Mark Thompson

The French have a funny economy Philadelphia Inquirer / Andrew Cassel

Japan: Biggest test yet to come for Bank of Japan $ FT / Grant Lewis and Ben Eldred

Tell Congress to Leave the Muni Bond Market Alone Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

Bernanke Qualifies Message in the Yield Curve Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

Dollar Wakes as Big Ben Rings Forex News via Safehaven / Ashraf Laidi

Newspapers in Trouble? Tech Central Station / Glenn Harlan Reynolds

UK: Inflation rises to meet BoE target Scotsman / Nick Bevens

NY: Where Have All The Supermarkets Gone? NY Times / Terry Pristin

U.S. Notes Little Changed as Inflation May Spur Higher Fed Rate Bloomberg / Shamim Adam


Cold feet for home buyers Reuters / Marc Gerstein

Fed meeting: All eyes on the new guy CNN / Alexandra Twin

Immigrants taking U.S. jobs, report says Baltimore Sun / Hanah Cho

Income Gap Narrower by Treasury's Measure Washington Post / Nell Henderson

Bernanke ponders his course The Economist

Michigan's jobless rate rises to 6.6% AP via Detroit News / Kathy Barks Hoffman

Supply data finally felt AP via Houston Chronicle

How to go global The Economist

GM buyouts: Cash now, lose benefits later Lansing State Journal / Jeremy W. Steele

How much are executives really paid? Business Week

Analysts: GM buyouts may not stop slide AP via Beaufort Gazette / Dee-Ann Durbin

General Mills profit tops estimate Minneapolis Star Tribune

Tales from the back office The Economist

A healthier addiction The Economist

WI: Mortgage frenzy is easing, group told Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / Michele Derus

FL: Home sale numbers keep dropping St. Petersburg Times / James Thorner

China: How to make China even richer The Economist

Europe's unreformed economies $ The Economist

EU: Bad education blights Europe $ The Economist

For Germany, a Cup of Plenty? Business Week via MSNBC / Jennie Brookman

Kevin M. Warsh and Randall S. Kroszner are formally sworn in as members of the Board of Governors Federal Reserve Board

Treasuries Decline After Unexpected Rise in February Home Sales Bloomberg / Rodrigo Davies and Deborah Finestone

The lowdown on long-term rates Philadelphia Inquirer / Jeff Brown

Thursday world gold prices AP via NJ Post

Thursday's Money Rates AP via NJ Post

EU markets row overshadows summit BBC News

Microsoft, in Shakeup, Names Sinofsky to Run Windows Bloomberg / Dina Bass

Stocks on course to end lower Marketwatch / Mark Cotton

S. Fla. housing sales slow as price increases level off South Florida Sun Sentinel / Paul Owers

CA: Regulation led to high cost of housing, builders say Contra Costa Times / James Temple

The yen 'carry trade' gravy train could be coming to a swift end Globe and Mail / John Partridge

Gilts rally on lower-than-expected issuance FT / Joanna Chung in London and David Turner

Pennsylvania Avenue and Wall Street Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Thursday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Stocks struggle after disappointing earnings AP via MSNBC

Money market rates top 4% CNN

Oil Prices Rebound Above $62 a Barrel AP via Forbes / George Jahn

Why These Big Board Specialists Love Dick Grasso NY Post / John Crudele

IL: Neighbors raising the roof over humongous houses Chicago Tribune / Dahleen Glanton

CA: Working families see little hope for homes San Diego Union Tribune / Roger M. Showley

U.S. Initial Jobless Claims Fell 11,000 Last Week Bloomberg / Victor Epstein

U.S. February Home Resales Unexpectedly Increase Bloomberg / Courtney Schlisserman

U.S. Home Resales Probably Declined Last Month, Survey Shows Bloomberg / Courtney Schlisserman

Oil Rises in New York After U.S. Inventories Unexpectedly Fall Bloomberg / Will Kennedy

Stocks, mergers, new issues enrich Bay and Wall St. bankers Toronto Star / Madhavi Acharya-Tom Yew

GM Board Should Start Discussing Wagoner's Future Bloomberg / Doron Levin

PA: Increases in local companies' health premiums slower Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Christopher Snowbeck

Fact-Checking Bernanke's Yield Curve Comments Northern Trust via Safehaven / Paul Kasriel

The Real National Debt Dollar Collapse via Safehaven / John Rubino

Who Will Work the Farms? NY Times / Eduardo Porter

UK: Brown banks on his fiscal fortunes taking a turn for the better Independent / Robert Chote

UK: Brown flatters to deceive as the numbers fail to add up Scotsman / Bill Jamieson

UK: Brown breaks with tradition Guardian / Larry Elliott

UK: Brown plans £50bn sale of national assets Guardian / Julia Finch and Terry Macalister

Japan Imports Gain Most in a Decade; Surplus Narrows Bloomberg / Lily Nonomiya

Yen Advances as Surging Imports Add to Signs of Economic Growth Bloomberg / Chris Young


French pride tested at EU summit BBC News / Mark Mardell

Fed likely to tap on brakes Marketwatch / Greg Robb

Are You a Thrillionaire or a Realionaire? Slate / Daniel Gross

FL: Advisers ordered to pay millions Orlando Sentinel / Richard Burnett

Divining Mr. Bernanke Business Week / Catherine Yang

Treasury curve returns to agenda FT / Jennifer Hughes

Treasuries Rally After Report Shows Tumble in New-Home Sales Bloomberg / Deborah Finestone and Elizabeth Stanton

CA: Fixed-rate loans back in favor with homebuyers Orange County Register / Mathew Padilla

At long last, a new home sale slump CNN / Chris Isidore

Friday's Money Rates AP via NJ Post

Yield on five-year CD rises AP via NJ Post

Dollar slips against most major currencies AP via NJ Post / J.W. Elphinstone

Dollar bounces as rate expectations rise FT / Steve Johnson

Oil hurdles above $64 Reuters via CNN

ETF hopes push silver to 22-year high FT / Kevin Morrison

CBOT Estimated Futures/Options Volume Reuters

Friday's commodities roundup AP Dallas Fort Worth Star Telegram

Factory figures are losing relevance Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Europe's unreformed economies $ The Economist

Mexican economy grew 5.7 pct in Jan Reuters

Are Structural Drags Holding Down Real Yields? Morgan Stanley / Richard Berner

U.S. Feb. Durable Goods Orders Rise 2.6%; Ex-Trans. Fall 1.3% Bloomberg / Joe Richter

Orders for manufactured goods rise in Feb. AP via NJ Post

Still Anticipating a Cyclical Downturn in the Dollar Morgan Stanley / Stephen Jen

Bernanke: Global 'saving glut' possible Reuters via CNN

Google Shares Advance as Search Engine to Join S&P 500 Index Bloomberg / John Melloy and Dune Lawrence

Friday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Hawaii boasts lowest jobless rate in U.S. AP via Philadelphia Inquirer

From Beijing to Dubai Morgan Stanley / Stephen Roach

UK Budget Morgan Stanley / David Miles and Melanie Baker

Germany: Home, Sweet Home Morgan Stanley / Elga Bartsch

Japan: View on Excess Liquidity Morgan Stanley / Takehiro Sato

Japan: The Output Gap - Less Truth than Tongue Morgan Stanley / Robert Alan Feldman

Good news: Bond timers are bearish Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

NASD to Target More Abuses Bond Buyer / Lynn Hume

Loans to minorities rise, but at a price Christian Science Monitor / Sara Miller Llana

The Hyperinflationary Depression Daily Reckoning via Lew Rockwell / Bill Bonner

Legg Mason Appoints President LA Times / Tom Petruno

Little time to avoid big thaw, scientists warn Christian Science Monitor / Peter N. Spotts

Bernanke, Avoiding Ambiguity, Delivers on Vow to Be Transparent Bloomberg / Scott Lanman

New Economic Miracle! Painless Credit-Tightening Bloomberg / Chet Currier

Europe's Economic Fantasy Tech Central Station / Desmond Lachman

UK: Money, Sex, Happiness Come to the Bank of England Bloomberg / Mark Gilbert

GM to Fire Hundreds of Salaried Staff Through April, People Say Bloomberg / Jeff Green

U.S. Durable Goods Orders Rose 1.3% in February, Economists Say Bloomberg / Joe Richter

Democrats Slam Medicare Drug Plan as They Help Seniors Sign Up Bloomberg / Jay Newton-Small



Investors hoping for clarity from Fed Marketwatch / Jasmina Kelemen

Father of spam says he has no regrets Rocky Mountain News / Roger Fillion

Late payments by big companies strain small businesses, economy Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

House passes airfare subsidies Wichita Eagle / Brent D. Wistrom

UK: Budget losers set to outweigh the winners Scotsman / Jennifer Hill

U.S. 10-Year Treasuries Erase Loss as Home Sales Fall Bloomberg / Deborah Finestone and Elizabeth Stanton

Making US manufacturing work Boston Globe / Robert / Kuttner

Dollar Gains This Week on Renewed Speculation Rates to Rise Bloomberg / Michael McDonald and Daniel Kruger

Bend it like Buffett MarketWatch / Jonathan Burton

Now it's white-collar cut time Chicago Tribune / Jim Mateja and Rick Popely

NC: A digital gamble? Charlotte Observer / Mark Washburn

S.E.C. Overturns Investment Banker's Lifetime Ban From the Industry NY Times / Julie Creswell

PNC CEO paid $19.5 million in '05 Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Len Boselovic

At 30, Apple shines AP via NY Daily News / May Wong

Immigration rallies draw thousands nationwide AP via St. Petersburg Times / Tim Molloy

MA: Luxury condos sitting for sale Boston Herald / Scott Van Voorhis


Traders should have focused on Fed speech Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Gregory M. Drahuschak

Google may find the S&P effect to be temporary FT / Pan Kwan Yuk and John Authers

Analysts expect more of the same from Bernanke’s Fed FT / Andrew Balls

CEO of RBC Dain Rauscher guided by 'gut feel' Minneapolis Star Tribune / Thomas Lee

Fund Manager, It's Time to Pick a Side $ NY Times / Gretchen Morgenson

CA: Budget buyers find condos fit the bill Sacramento Bee / Jim Wasserman

Economic uncertainties may not end with Fed's rate decision Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Michael J. Martinez

Is housing market strong? Ask the 8 Ball AP via NJ Post / Michael J. Martinez

Savings bonds not flashy, just safe AP via Beaufort Gazette

Microsoft FT / Lex

The Week Ahead Wall Street Journal

Yes, Stocks Are Up, but Don't Go Crazy Wall Street Journal / E.S. Browning

Fidelity’s data breach shows how vulnerable investors info can be Marketwatch via Boston Herald / Chuck Jaffe

FL: House worth $1 million? Insurance could become a problem Palm Beach Post / Stephanie Horvath

FL: Sellers adding perks to deals South Florida Sun Sentinel / Paul Owers

Gold is Not another Currency Euro Pacific via Safehaven / Peter Schiff

Overseas Funds NY Post / Dian Vujovich

Fed seen lifting rates, pondering pause Reuters / Alister Bull

An exit interview - sort of - with Phila. Fed president Philadelphia Inquirer / Andrew Cassel

Fed Rate to Exceed 10-Year Yield, Herald Slowdown, Firms Say Bloomberg / Joshua Krongold

Growth Wanes; Fed Nears Last Rate Boost: U.S. Economy Preview Bloomberg / Carlos Torres

Bulls, Bonds, Bernanke CNN / Alexandra Twin

Borrowers' fears are rising faster than interest rates LA Times / Diane Wedner

All Qwest workers called on to sell in race for customers Denver Post / Beth Potter

Bulls Shouldn’t Count Their Chickens Just Yet NY Post / Terry Keenan

Dollar May Drop as Fewer Fed Rate Increases Seen, Survey Shows Bloomberg / Kabir Chibber

Facing off over a Bank of Wal-Mart Baltimore Sun / Laura Smitherman

Top traders made more than $1 bln in '05: magazine Reuters / Zach Howard

Morgan Stanley Says Falling M&A Ranking Isn't a Trend Bloomberg / Will McSheehy

Hedge Fiend Had A Lavish Lifestyle NY Post / Peter Lauria

Themes for the Long Haul LA Times / Tom Petruno

Some dreams come with too much risk Denver Post / Al Lewis

Retraining Laid-Off Workers, but for What? NY Times / Louis Uchitelle

Another Chorus From the Fed. Then What? NY Times / Conrad De Aenlle

A Stickier Trade Gap NY Times / Daniel Altman

True or False: A Hedge Fund Plotted to Hurt a Drug Maker? NY Times / Jenny Anderson

US-China trade war looms Guardian – Observer / Heather Stewart

UK: Brown can fast-forward revenue but what flatters the finances now is gone tomorrow Independent / Hamish McRae


Bernanke's Yield Curve Confusions Ludwig Von Mises Institute / Frank Shostak

Smaller cities roll out red carpet for big conventions USA Today / Barbara De Lollis

Bernanke to keep cards close his vest Marketwatch / Greg Robb

Fed does rates Globe and Mail / Carolyn Leitch

Wages Fail to Keep Pace With Productivity Increases, Aggravating Income Inequality Wall Street Journal via Marketwatch / Greg Ip

Is Legislation To Blame? Institutional Investor

FEG: Investors Fixated On Short-Term Performance Institutional Investor

Tim Backshall's Trading Ideas Institutional Investor

Banking on the Fed Marketwatch / David Nassar

Metals making for sweet spot 'supercycle' Marketwatch / Padraic Cassidy

TX:: House need not sink you San Antonio Express Courier / Aïssatou Sidimé

Why Don't Banks Fail Anymore? Slate / Daniel Gross

Keynesian nostrums still plague the US economy Brookes News via Fiend’s SuperBear Page / Gerard Jackson

When you have to sell in order to buy CNN / Les Christie

The curious paradox of American corporate lobbying $ FT / Michael Massing

Historical Per-Person Share of the National Debt Lew Rockwell / Daylan Darby

U.S. Commerce Big Warns: China Fuels Isolationism Forbes / Greg Levine

Dow Closes Down 30, Nasdaq Finishes Up 3 AP via Newsday / Eileen Alt Powell

AMD vs Intel -- the stakes get higher CNN / Amanda Cantrell

The perks of crunching numbers Newsday / Patricia Kitchen

Crude oil futures slip, but hold above $64 a barrel AP via Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Will new Fed chief show his hand? BBC News / Robert Plummer

Fed unveils new Web page for youngsters AP via MSNBC

Treasuries lower ahead of Fed decision FT / Richard Beales, Joanna Chung and David Turner

U.S. Treasury Notes Fall; Fed Expected to Raise Rates Tomorrow Bloomberg / Joshua Krongold and Michael McDonald

Bernanke Gets His First Crack at Rates AP via Baltimore Sun / Jeannine Aversa

McDonald's grants CEO stock valued at $1.75 million AP via San Diego Union Tribune

Janus ties fees to performance Denver Post / Will Shanley

CA: What exactly is the 'median' price? Orange County Register / Jeff Collins

United States: Acid Test Morgan Stanley / Richard Berner

What the Fed is considering at its March meeting Reuters / Ros Krasny

DIARY-Federal Reserve Events Reuters

Get Ready for No. 15 in a Series at the Fed NY Times / Louis Uchitelle

Treasuries ease slightly before Fed policy meeting Reuters

Review and Preview Morgan Stanley / Ted Wieseman and David Greenlaw

Systemic risk is on the bubble Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

MA: Open house market Boston Globe / Kimberly Blanton

Mild flu season tempers Walgreen growth Marketwatch / Dan Burrows

GM annual report this week? CNN

Monday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Vague Law and Hard Lobbying Add Up to Billions for Big Oil NY Times / Edmund L. Andrews

Copper Rises to a Record in London After Inventory Declines Bloomberg / Simon Casey

Yen rises as Japanese investors repatriate funds FT / Steve Johnson

Pssst! You Can Get It Cheaper Over There NY Times / Bob Tedeschi

China: The Coming Rebalancing of the Chinese Economy Morgan Stanley / Stephen Roach

Turkey: Politicising the Central Bank Morgan Stanley / Serhan Cevik

Globalization May Aid Bernanke as Productivity Did Greenspan Bloomberg

Duff hand means a tough call for Bernanke Guardian / Larry Elliott

State Street aims to regain ETF luster Marketwatch / John Spence

Windows Is So Slow, but Why? NY Times / Steve Lohr and John Markoff

Maybe market pause doesn't matter Marketwatch / Peter Brimelow

U.S. Stocks May Post Biggest First-Quarter Gain in Seven Years Bloomberg / Dune Lawrence

Whalers Get Better Tax Breaks Than College Payers Bloomberg / John Wasik

The Battle of the Borders Tech Central Station / Arnold Kling

Yen Gains; Japan Investors Bring Funds Home for Fiscal Year-End Bloomberg / Kosuke Goto

France: Aux Barricades Part II, or the Right to Poverty Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

Taiwan: Ma shows true color in US speech Taipei Times / Li Thian-hok

The Perils of Economic Ignorance Texas Straight Talk via Safehaven / Ron Paul

Why interest rates may rise further Christian Science Monitor / Ron Scherer

Why Iran oil cutoff could be suicidal Christian Science Monitor / David R. Francis

Investment Commentary Samarium via Safehaven / Volkmar Hable

Australian Stock Exchange to Buy Sydney Futures Bloomberg / Kevin Foley

UK: Trade suffers a bumpy ride to a level playing field Independent / Stephen King



BMA Announces Procedures to Facilitate "Negative Rate" Repo Trading And Enhance Liquidity in U.S. Repo Markets Bond Market Association

How one man lives and breathes hedge funds FT / Stephen Schurr

US Treasuries edge up in Asia after Fed rate signal Reuters

Monetary policy still far from normal Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

Interpreting Bernanke / James B. Stewart

Fed Extends Endgame / Mark Glassman

The 5 Percent Solution? Daily Standard / Irwin Stelzer

Not rich enough Marketwatch / Thomas Kostigen

Problems With Price Indices The Speculative Investor via Safehaven / Steve Saville

Dollar rollercoasters on Fed statement FT / Steve Johnson and Jennifer Hughes

Fed raises rates in Bernanke's first meeting CNN / Paul R. La Monica

Consumer confidence at highest point in almost 4 years USA Today / Sue Kirchhoff

Fed Raises Rates, Stocks Plunge Forbes / Annalisa Burgos

Shipping experts see heavy cargo season AP via NJ Post

Red Hat 4Q profit soars, beats estimates AP via NJ Post / Emery P. Dalesio

ECB board member calls for greater say in IMF FT / Ralph Atkins and Mark Schieritz

The world is flat Cox News via Washington Times / Bob Keefe

Blue-chips slip on Fed CNN

The Buttonwood column: stockmarkets $ The Economist

Treasury bonds tumble after Fed hikes rates CNN

Fed Raises Rate to 4.75%, Holds Out Prospect of More Increases Bloomberg / Scott Lanman

Fed lifts rates a further quarter point to 4.75% FT / Andrew Balls and Christopher Swann

FOMC Statement Federal Reserve Board

Tuesday's Metal Prices AP via NJ Post

The "danger years" for homeowners CNN / Les Christie

Banks have put huge bets on housing Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

CA: Housing Starts Jump Sharply LA Times / Annette Haddad

Moguls Are Sitting On Piles Of Silver NY Post / Paul Tharp

Tuesday Gold Coin Prices AP via NJ Post

Tuesday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

GM Firing Salaried Workers at About 30 U.S. Locations Bloomberg / Jeff Green

White House Chief of Staff Card to Resign AP via Forbes / Terence Hunt

U.S. 10-, 30-Year Treasuries Decline Before Fed's Decision Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton

Eurozone bond yields jump after surge in Ifo FT / Joanna Chung

Savings bonds on the rebound among middle- and upper-income people AP via South Florida Sun Sentinel / Jeannine Aversa

Using Basketball To Understand Options Forbes / Bill Feingold

MA: Investment spigot is open Boston Globe / Steven Syre

Citigroup could bid 5 bln usd or more for Turkey's Finansbank – report AFX vis Forbes

U.S. March Consumer Confidence Index Rises to 107.2 Bloomberg / Bob Willis

Credit card delinquencies fall AP via NJ Post

European Economies: German, Italian Confidence Rises Bloomberg / Matthew Brockett

Dollar Falls Against Euro AP via Forbes

China forex reserves world’s biggest, report says FT / Richard McGregor

Top 10 millionaire counties CNN / Jeanne Sahadi

The Fed's Bright Idea Washington Post / Nell Henderson

Bernanke's Push for Price Goal May Take Years, Economists Say Bloomberg / Craig Torres

CoCo Bonds Revived by Merrill, Citigroup After FASB Crackdown Bloomberg / Mark Pittman

The New Rules Of Real Estate Wall Street Journal via Marketwatch / Ruth Simon

U.S. economy to slow in second quarter Marketwatch / Dr. Irwin Kellner

U.S. Consumer Confidence Gained Little in March, Economists Say Bloomberg / Bob Willis

Is six years the long term? Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

Money Managers Prove a Tough Asset Class to Value Bloomberg / Chet Currier

Summers Wants IMF to Run $500 Bln Hedge Fund Bloomberg / Andy Mukherjee

Why The Fed Might Want To Take A Breather After Tuesday's Hike Northern Trust via Safehaven / Paul Kasriel

Don't Fight the Inverted Yield Curve Sir Chartsalot via Safehaven / Gary Dorsch


Housing Bubble Correction Update via Fiend’s SuperBear Page

Sound Capital and Risk Management Federal Reserve Board / Susan Schmidt Bies

Does Inflation Targeting Anchor Long-Run Inflation Expectations? Evidence from Long-Term Bond Yields in the U.S., U.K., and Sweden pdf Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco / Refet S. Gürkaynak, Andrew T. Levin and Eric T. Swanson

Lost Highway Slate / Daniel Gross

Derivatives Woes for AIG Unit / Stephen Taub

Interest Rates: What the Markets Missed Business Week via MSNBC / Catherine Yang

CA: Housing market slowdown forecasted Contra Costa Times / George Avalos

Not Your Father's ETFs / Lawrence Carrel

The World Is Flat / Aleksandra Todorova

New Fed governor is just 35 Hearst Newspapers via Baltimore Sun

GM Debt Downgraded by Moody's Because of Liquidity Concerns Bloomberg / Jeff Green

Goodyear won't face discipline from SEC AP via NJ Post

U.S. Stocks' Broadest Gain of 2006 Lifts Nasdaq to 5-Year High Bloomberg / Dune Lawrence

Google Wants $2 Billion More Forbes / Chris Kraeuter

Apple's remarkable comeback story CNN / Amanda Cantrell

GM's Round 1: Hundreds lose jobs Detroit Free Press / Michael Ellis

Dow closes up 61, Nasdaq finishes up 33 AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer / Adam Geller

House Lawmakers Probe IRS Privacy Plans AP via Chicago Tribune / Mary Dalrymple

America and immigration $ The Economist

Illegal aliens didn't build U.S. Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Jack Markowitz

Senate Overhauls Lobby Laws for First Time Since 1995 Bloomberg / Michael Forsythe and Jonathan D. Salant

Abramoff Sentenced to 5 Years, 10 Months in Florida Bloomberg / Kristin Jensen and Morton Lucoff

Will the Fed go too far? CNN / Chris Isidore

Wednesday's Metal Prices AP via NJ Post

Gold closes near quarter-century highs Marketwatch / Myra P. Saefong

Home sellers face unexpected tax hit Wall Street Journal via Pittsburgh Post Gazette

U.S. economic gains bypass black Americans Detroit News / Alison Bethel

CA: Economists Predict State Slowdown LA Times / Annette Haddad

FL: Closing the gap St. Petersburg Times / Helen Huntley

Colorado incomes rising fast AP via Denver Post

Speech by Bank of Canada governor Reuters

Yields touch multi-year highs FT / Jennifer Hughes, Joanna Chung and David Turner

*@?#»! Bond Trading and the Tyranny of Indexation Pimco / Bill Gross

Treasuries little changed, traders mull Fed mindset Reuters / Chris Reese

S&P says it may cut GM's debt ratings Reuters

Fed has Wall Street in waiting game Dallas Morning News Danielle DiMartino

Bernanke’s first move $ The Economist

Case of The Bens NY Post / Suzanne McGee

US home loan demand up before Fed rate increase Reuters / Julie Haviv

Wednesday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

U.S. Stocks Rebound, Led by Industrial Shares; 3M Advances Bloomberg / Dune Lawrence

Naked Shorts Seeking Cover Forbes / Liz Moyer

Appraisers attach a number to the words Boston Globe / Jenn Abelson

Is Google Gunning For EBay? Forbes / Rachel Rosmarin

Google Continues To Take Share From Yahoo!, MSN Forbes / Maya Roney

GM Bonds, Shares Fall on Delphi Concerns, Subpoenas Bloomberg / Jeff Green and Jennifer Ryan

US Treasury warns can't pressure China on forex Reuters / Glenn Somerville

Cost of operating a car now averages $150 a week, AAA report says South Florida Sun Sentinel via Orlando Sentinel / Harriet Johnson Brackey

Oil seesaws on inventory data CNN

Silver Tops $11 an Ounce for First Time Since 1983; Gold Gains Bloomberg / Pham-Duy Nguyen

Fed Likely to Pause After Another Rate Increase Bloomberg / John M. Berry

Poor Ben Bernanke Daily Reckoning via Lew Rockwell / Bill Bonner

Bernanke Follows Greenspan's Lead on Rates, Surprising Markets Bloomberg / Craig Torres

15th interest rate increase is Bernanke's first Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Len Boselovic

Understanding Fed Statement Is Like Child's Play Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

Money costs even more: Fed raises interest rates in its inflation fight Boston Herald / Jay Fitzgerald

UK: Greenspan's successor uses first meeting to raise US interest rates Guardian – Observer / Ashley Seager

Muni Bond Issuers Consign Auction Sales to Ash Heap Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

U.S. Notes May Decline as Traders Boost Bets for Rate Increases Bloomberg / Shamim Adam

Show Me the Money Tech Central Daily / Dominic Basulto

Buybacks Expose a Woeful Lack of CEO Imagination Bloomberg / David Pauly

When computers do the news, hoaxes slip in Christian Science Monitor / Randy Dotinga

Google's hidden payroll Christian Science Monitor / Carolyn O'Hara and Travis Daub

GM warns that crises put borrowing power at risk $ FT / Bernard Simon and Richard Beales

Mortgage Application Volume Ticks Up In Latest Survey Mortgage Bankers Association

U.S. Notes May Decline as Traders Boost Bets for Rate Increases Bloomberg / Shamim Adam

Japan's Bonds Drop; Five-Year Yields Rise to Highest Since 2000 Bloomberg / Keiko Ujikane

Dollar May Gain After Fed Raises Rate, Signals More Increases Bloomberg / Kosuke Goto and Chris Young

EU: Economists seeing light amid gloom of Europe IHT / Carter Dougherty


Plan for cuts clashes with strong sales at Best Buy Minneapolis Star Tribune / Chris Serres

Canada: The Evolving International Monetary Order and the Need for an Evolving IMF Bank of Canada / David Dodge

Hike Interest Rates, Lower the Gold Price? National Review / John Tamny

Risk Bearing, Implicit Financial Services, and Specialization in the Financial Industry Federal Reserve Bank of Boston / J. Christina Wang and Susanto Basu

FRBSF Economic Review Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Economic Quarterly Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

Fifteen In A Row For FOMC, Market Increases Bet On Sweet Sixteen Northern Trust via Safehaven / Paul Kasriel

New ETFs tap commodities boom Marketwatch / John Spence

Economy gets good news and bad news USA Today / Sue Kirchhoff

Hedge fund manager faces fraud charges CNN / Amanda Cantrell

MA: Hub mutual funds failing to snag investors’ billions Boston Herald / Brett Arends

Insiders on the Hill Tech Central Station / Stephen Bainbridge

We’re Just Doing the Jobs You Gringos Won’t Do (Ha! Ha!) Lew Rockwell / Esteban Casaverde

Markets See-Saw Over Inflation Washington Post / Jerry Knight

Profits surge to 40-year high Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

The World's 2000 Largest Public Companies Forbes / Scott DeCarlo

Scandals of Accounting Tech Central Station / Duane D. Freese

SEC must refile two claims vs. Nacchio AP via Beaufort Gazette

Mortgage Rates Continue Climb Washington Business Journal / Barton Eckert

Price of Oil Tops $67 Per Barrel AP via Baltimore sun / Brad Foss

Gold reaches 25-year high Globe and Mail / Wendy Stueck

Canada: Weakness in U.S. dollar pushes loonie up sharply CP via Toronto Star

Md. jobless rate dips to 3.5% Baltimore Sun / Jamie Smith Hopkins

NY: City jobless at 5-year low NY Daily News / Elizabeth Lazarowitz

The Young and the Penniless / Lisa Scherzer

Survey of Tenth District Manufacturing Federal Reserve Bank of Kansaas City

US Fed reassures on Basel II bank capital levels Reuters / Kristin Roberts and Mark Felsenthal

Spot the dinosaur The Economist

In tandem (at last) The Economist

US newspaper help-wanted ads up in February Reuters

Gold, Silver Rise to Highest Since Early 1980s; Palladium Jumps Bloomberg / Pham-Duy Nguyen and Julie Tay

Oil trades above $66 a barrel AP via Houston Chronicle

Dollar Falls on Concern U.S. May Shift to Weaker-Dollar Policy Bloomberg / Daniel Kruger

A barbarian no more The Economist

U.S. loan volume surges 33 pct - Reuters LPC Reuters

China: The white peril The Economist

The European Union and anti-western forces $ The Economist

UK: The Labour Party and Tony Blair's departure $ The Economist

Capitol Hill Tackles Complexity / Tim Reason

The pros and cons of patents $ The Economist

The rebirth of outrage The Economist

Mortgage rates rise for first time in 3 weeks CNN

$1 of every $5 for health care? Survey gives grim prognosis Arizona Republic / Jodie Snyder

U.S. Economy: Growth Is Slowest in Almost Three Years Bloomberg / Joe Richter

Bet against stocks runs into a snag Dallas Morning News /Danielle DiMartino

Thursday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Why Rick Wagoner can't catch a break Fortune via CNN / Alex Taylor III

JPMorgan Chase may buy Bank of NY branches AP via NJ Post

Nasdaq Abandons $4.2 Billion Takeover Offer for LSE Bloomberg / Nandini Sukumar

Thursday world gold prices AP via NJ Post

Silver price reaches 22-year peak BBC News

Dollar falls against euro AP via NJ Post

U.S. Treasuries Decline; 10-Year Yields Climb to 21-Month High Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton

NY: Home of the millionaires Newsday

China's Hu Holds a Strong Hand Versus Bush Bloomberg / William Pesek Jr.

Higher US rates, like higher oil prices, will cause only a blip to world economy Independent / Hamish McRae

Putin accuses U.S. of hindering Russia's entry into WTO AP via IHT

UK: Consumer spending remains flat Guardian / Angela Balakrishnan

NYMEX Traders Threaten To Walk Over IPO Shares NY Post / Zachery Kouwe

Treasuries hold steady;10-yr yield near 21-mth high Reuters

U.S. Stock Funds Rose 5.8% in First Quarter, Led by Small Firms Bloomberg / Danielle Kost and Matthew Keenan

America's decline starts now Guardian via Taipei Times / Martin Jacques

U.S. Economy Grew at 1.7% Rate in Fourth Quarter, Survey Shows Bloomberg / Joe Richter

Oil Prices Pull Back AP via Allentown Morning Call

Silver Reaches 22-Year High as Investors Bet on Precious Metals Bloomberg / Meggan Richard

So, Who Knew? N.Y.‘ers are Rich NY Post / Paul Tharp

AZ: Phoenix a buyers' market Arizona Republic / Glen Creno and Jonathan J. Higuera

Congress wary of trade deficit with China Christian Science Monitor / Mark Trumbull

At Goldman Sachs, Lunch Is Still Only for Wimps Bloomberg / Mark Gilbert

Japan's Feb. Industrial Production Unexpectedly Drops Bloomberg / Lily Nonomiya



Fed has a different take on bubbles Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

When Will the Fed Stop? Thoughts From The Frontline via Safehaven / John Mauldin

Inflation Targeting - Is Bernanke Really An Expert On The Great Depression? Northern Trust via Safehaven / Paul Kasriel

Jobs report key to keeping rally alive Reuters / Vivianne Rodrigues

Going over the border instead of overseas LA Times via Houston Chronicle / Evelyn Iritani

Why being right is wrong Marketwatch / Herb Greenberg

Biting the Hand that Feeds You Euro Pacific via Safehaven / Peter Schiff

America's national parks: no longer ad-free zones? Christian Science Monitor / Mark Clayton

The Slippery Slope Morgan Stanley / Stephen Roach

China: Sino-US Trade: Tension Eases, Solution Takes Time Morgan Stanley / Andy Xie

JP Morgan execs score $22M each CNN

U.S. dollar up against major currencies AP via NJ Post

Fidelity closing Contrafund to new investors Marketwatch / Kathie O'Donnell

Japan: Mixed Bag, but Stably Low Morgan Stanley / Stephen

Taiwan: Mild Rate Hike Consistent with Exchange Rate Policy Morgan Stanley / Denise Yam

Corporate Profits -- Deceleration Ahead Morgan Stanley / Richard Berner

Markets close the best first quarter in years CNN / Alexandra Twin and Grace Wong

Government bond yields on the march FT / Jennifer Hughes

Metals extend record breaking run FT / Kevin Morrison

Foul Winds Morgan Stanley / Jeffrey Matsu

DIARY-Federal Reserve Events Reuters

Ben in Tokyo: What He Said There Remains There Pimco / Paul McCulley

U.S. Treasuries Post Biggest Quarterly Decline Since June 2004 Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton

The Most Expensive States To Insure Your Home 2006 Forbes / Tom Van Riper

Flipping homes is not for faint of heart via Detroit News / Pat Curry

U.S. mortgage rates unchanged Friday – BestInfo Reuters

Waiting to sell could be profitable Detroit News / Lynne Schreiber

Mutual funds lead first-quarter winners AP via Dallas Fort Worth Star Telegram / Michael J. Martinez

U.S. Stocks Fall on Rate Concerns, Trimming First-Quarter Rally Bloomberg / Dune Lawrence

GM problems: Deeper than Delphi CNN / Chris Isidore

Delphi proposes to close or sell plants AP via Dallas Fort Worth Star Telegram / Dee-Ann Durbin

Friday's commodities roundup AP via NJ Post

Experts see danger in rising oil prices AP via NJ Post / Brad Foss

Gold price reaches 25-year peak BBC News

Something to Worry About Tech Central Daily / Nick Schultz

Financial Regulation: Seeking the Middle Way Federal Reserve Board / Roger W. Ferguson, Jr.

An Update on Regulatory Issues Federal Reserve Board / Susan Schmidt Bies

U.S. Deficit Worries May Be Excessive Forbes / Oxford Analytica

Consumer spending slowed in February AP via MSNBC

Income, spending gains slow Reuters via CNN

Fed action pushes interest rates up AP via Detroit Free Press / Martin Crutsinger

Rough journey for 'commodity bloc' Marketwatch / Wanfeng Zhou

Dollar recovers after steep sell-off Marketwatch / Wanfeng Zhou

Oil prices likely high for years Knight Ridder via Philadelphia Inquirer / Kevin G. Hall

Crude futures fall below $67 a barrel AP via NJ Post

Freddie Mac Says It Had Strong Year in '05 AP via Houston Chronicle

Stocks Enter Scariest Stretch of a Dangerous Year Bloomberg / Chet Currier

For Hedge Funds, Life Just Got a Bit More Complicated NY Times / Jenny Anderson

Immigration Divides Allies Washington Post / Jonathan Weisman

German labor overhaul: Working yet? IHT / Carter Dougherty

Japan's Feb. Consumer Prices Rise; Unemployment Drops Bloomberg / Mayumi Otsuma

Taiwan: Central bank raises rates again Taipei Times / Jackie Lin

Citigroup Sued in Australia for Insider Stock Trading Bloomberg / Kevin Foley

Senate's lobby reform: strong enough? Christian Science Monitor / Gail Russell Chaddock