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Investors Seek Financial, Spiritual Enrichment ABC News / Andrea Canning and Felicia Biberica

Bulls to keep strutting, for now CNN / Alexandra Twin

$70 barrel of oil could mean $3 gallon of gasoline AP via Pittsburgh Tribune Review

How one buyer ended up in a bind over a mortgage Houston Chronicle / Purva Patel

Troubled Doha Round talks inch forward – officials Reuters / Angus MacSwan

Best Buy confirms it's moving to open first store in China Minneapolis Star Tribune / Casey Common

Mild winter lowering natural gas prices Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Elvin Green

White House applies fiscal apocalypse now Taipei Times / J. Bradford DeLong

Immigrant Bill's Benefits May Be Elusive LA Times / David Streitfeld

Oil prices expected to hit Katrina-type high AP via Long Beach Press Telegram

CA: State Workers' Low Rents Not So Cozy for Taxpayers LA Times / David Reyes

Wal-Mart cites late Easter for slow sales AP via San Antonio Express Courier

Wage growth could fuel the bears Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

European Bonds Post Longest Losing Run in Six Years on Growth Bloomberg / Prashant Rao

GM Labor Crisis NY Post / Paul Tharp

U.S. Stocks Drop for Week on Fed Concern; Banks, Utilities Fall Bloomberg / Hilary Johnson

U.S. lists 60 nations as unfair in trade AP via Baltimore Sun

Euro Posts Weekly Gain as Confidence in Region's Economy Grows Bloomberg / Daniel Kruger

Mutual funds post solid returns for year to date AP via St. Petersburg Times

Some New Math on Homes NY Times / Damon Darlin

Selling Short the Virtues of Short Sellers $ NY Times / Joseph Nocera


New Math on Homes Mish’s Global Economic Trend Analysis via Safehaven / Mike Shedlock

Economy has stock forecasters pointing in different directions Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Reach of hedge funds worries regulators Dallas Morning News / Pamela Yip

Interest rate outlook sustains bond sell-off FT / Joanna Chung and Jennifer Hughes

GM may announce sale of GMAC stake Monday: sources Reuters via CNN

Alcatel to buy rival Lucent $13.4 billion deal creates 'A-list' telecom in U.S. market AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer / Linda A. Johnson

Economics of immigration could defy laws  AP via NJ Post Adam Geller

New action against bribes fights a practice that goes back decades San Antonio Express Courier / Sanford Nowlin

Accountability Office Finds Itself Accused NY Times / William J. Broad

Treasuries Mired in Worst Slump Since 1999 as Fed Raises Rates Bloomberg / Michael McDonald

Employment Gains, Manufacturing Speeds Up: U.S. Economy Preview Bloomberg / Carlos Torres

Dollar May Decline as ECB, BOJ Increase Rates, Survey Shows Bloomberg / Kabir Chibber

MA: Condo fever comes to town Baltimore Sun / Lorraine Mirabella

Betting Big on Adjustables LA Times / E. Scott Reckard

CO: Home crossroads: To own or rent? Denver Post / Aldo Svaldi

Debt company squeeze has consumers in a pinch Newsday / Henry Gilgoff

Are You Getting Paid for the Risk? LA Times / Tom Petruno

Hear Me Now NY Post / Peter Lauria

Invest Globally, Stagnate Locally NY Times / Daniel Gross

Windows habit not hard to break Orange County Register / Jonathan Lansner

Microsoft realizes all roads lead to Web Chicago Tribune / James Coates

A Nation of Pack Rats Needs Room to Stow NY Times / Vivian Marino

Missing the point on immigration Philadelphia Inquirer / Andrew Cassel

Tax honesty comes not from altruism but from fear Boston Globe / Stephen J. Dubner and Steven D. Levitt

CD’s On Joy Ride NY Post

Fund chief Brennan keeps giant's focus on the long term Boston Globe

One Share, One Vote: One Big Test $ NY Times / Gretchen Morgenson

MA: Investing by the numbers, Hub style Boston globe / Ross Kerber

Safe water in demand worldwide Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Gregory M. Drahuschak

A love-hate relationship with America's super-rich Chicago Tribune / Andrew Leckey

Employers block use of Internet services Wall Street Journal via South Florida Sun Sentinel / Shawn Young

Asia, Addicted to Exports, Must Look Within Bloomberg / William Pesek Jr.

Beware of Mooching Kids Wall Street Journal / Glenn Ruffenach

Fat Pitches in Market Get Harder to Find Wall Street Journal / Scott Patterson

Cultures actually clash in US Airways-America West merger Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Dan Fitzpatrick

Calculating the Inflation Rate Wall Street Journal

Good investments can beat inflation Boston Herald / Gail Liberman and Alan Lavine

With fund awards it's the method that counts most Marketwatch / Chuck Jaffe

Oil Expert Is Still a Fan Wall Street Journal / Sandra Ward

The Fed, the Bank and the ECB might set rates, but they don't have any power Independent / Hamish McRae

Less Can Be More When It Comes to Overseas Stocks US News and World Report via NY Times / Paul J. Lim

UK: BoE will eat its words as slump bites Scotsman / Bill Jamieson

UK: Now foreign bidders size up our banks Guardian – Observer / Richard Wachman


French protests reflect fear of U.S.-style job insecurity USA Today / Jeffrey Stinson

Fed's next rate hike not quite a sure bet MSNBC / Martin Wolk

A New Offshore Money Center? FT via LA Times / Richard Lapper

The Third Industrial Revolution Ludwig von Mises Institute / Hans F. Sennholz

Atomic profit potential Marketwatch / Sean Brodrick

CalSTRS funds gap lowered Sacramento Bee / Gilbert Chan

SEC’s Big Chill NY Post / Chris Byron

Bush missed mark on Social Security Contra Costa Times / Steve Butler

FASB: Put Pension Status on the Balance Sheet / David M. Katz

NY: Second Ave. boom builds NY Daily News / Lore Croghan

Some homeowners struggle to keep up with adjustable rates USA Today / Noelle Knox

Top-20 selling vehicles in U.S. through March Reuters

Dow, Nasdaq rally wanes; stocks end mixed AP via NJ Post / Christopher Wang

CA: Hidden Depression In Silly.con Valley & the Seismic Shift In the SF Bay Area Population Safehaven /  Jas Jain

The Great Global Growth Debate Morgan Stanley / Stephen Roach

Will Labor Markets Tighten Further? Morgan Stanley / Richard Berner

Review and Preview Morgan Stanley / Ted Wieseman and David Greenlaw

Too much, too fast? CNN / Alexandra Twin

Bush said likely to replace Treasury chief Snow Reuters / Caren Bohan and Glenn Somerville

Feds: Identity theft numbers overstated AP via Detroit News / Pauline Jelinek

A Lower USD/KRW Through Contagion Morgan Stanley / Stephen Jen and Sharon Yeshaya

CAD in Overshoot Territory Morgan Stanley / Stephen Jen, Luca Bindelli and Charles St.-Arnaud

Turkey: (Dis)appointment Morgan Stanley / Serhan Cevik

Papers, Web sites in scrape on stories Chicago Tribune / Robert Manor

An Analysis of the Systemic Risks Posed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta / Robert A. Eisenbeis, W. Scott Frame, and Larry D. Wall

Central Counterparty Clearing: History, Innovation, and Regulation Federal Reserve Board / Randall S. Kroszner

U.S. Stocks Advance on Profits, Takeovers; Caterpillar Gains Bloomberg / Nick Baker

Mixed March for auto sales CNN

Ford Sales Down 5 Percent in March AP via Forbes / Dee-Ann Durbin

Earthquake insurance should cost a lot $ FT / John Gapper

U.S. Treasuries Fall; Report Shows Rise in Manufacturing Prices Bloomberg / Rodrigo Davies and Michael McDonald

The Bond Investor Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Benchmark yield near 4-year high CNN

Harvard's El-Erian Says Emerging Market Bond Rally in Jeopardy Bloomberg / Danielle Kost and Matthew Keenan

U.S. ISM Manufacturing Index Fell to 55.2 in March From 56.7 Bloomberg / Courtney Schlisserman

Crude oil prices rise above $67 a barrel AP via NJ Post / George Jahn

Monday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Fortune 500 2006 Fortune via CNN

GM Sells GMAC Stake to Cerberus-Led Group for $7 Bln Bloomberg / Jeff Green

CA: Housing Perks on the Rise for Middle Class LA Times / Gary Polakovic

Monthly Muni Issuance Continues to Decline Bond Buyer / Maxwell Meyers

Treasuries Are in Worst Slump Since 1999 on Fed Rates Bloomberg / Michael McDonald

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

The perfect seasonal storm? Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

April offers rain, taxes and records Marketwatch

Dollar Rises on Speculation Reports Will Flag Improving Economy Bloomberg / Kosuke Goto

Oil Falls a Second Day as U.S. Gasoline Supply Concern Eases Bloomberg /                  Gavin Evans

Labor Shortage in China May Lead to Trade Shift NY Times / David Barboza

Japan's March Tankan Survey Holds Near One-Year High Bloomberg / Lily Nonomiya

Every Click You Make, They'll Be Watching You NY Times / Bob Tedeschi



Public Policy and Central Counterparty Clearing Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago / Michael H. Moskow

Canada: The Conduct of Monetary Policy: Dealing with Changes in the Terms of Trade Bank of Canada / Pierre Duguay

FDIC State Profiles FDIC

U.S. Regional Banking and Economic Performance Remained Strong into Early 2006 FDIC

Citigroup CEO says major acquisition unlikely Reuters / Belinda Goldsmith

Personal bankruptcy filings plunge AP via Tacoma News Tribune

Blame it on the bunny Marketwatch / Jennifer Waters

Painting a 'perfect picture' for gold? Marketwatch / Peter Brimelow

The Europeans are Fed watchers, too Marketwatch / Steve Goldstein

Fed officials see sustainable U.S. growth ahead Reuters / Andrea Hopkins

Blockbuster lawsuit: Netflix sues rival AP via MSNBC

Calpine will cut a third of its staff, sell 20 plants San Jose Business Journal

Maxtor cuts forecasts, plans job cuts AP via Beaufort Gazette

Sell Signals / James B. Stewart

Transcripts: Economy concerned Greenspan AP via MSNBC

NY: Housing frenzy slows down NY Daily News / Lore Croghan

Fed Forecaster Warned of `Deluge' in 2000, Texts Show Bloomberg / Craig Torres and Scott Lanman

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

The Buttonwood column: On the up and up $ The Economist

Fed Tells Citi's Prince: Go Ahead And Grow Forbes / Greg Levine

U.S. Stocks Rise, Sending Nasdaq to 5-Year High on Fed Comments Bloomberg / Nick Baker and Dune Lawrence

Nasdaq ends at a 5-year high CNN / Alexandra Twin and Jessica Seid

Google jumps back above $400 CNN / Paul R. La Monica

Economy shows signs of vigor AP via Detroit News / Adam Geller

$2.65? Gas is a bargain for now Detroit Free Press / Alejandro Bodipo-Memba

Gold works as a hedge against inflation AP via NJ Post / Meg Richards

Is your tax-return info for sale? CNN / Jeanne Sahadi

Dollar falls on Chinese diversification fears FT / Steve Johnson

Treasuries nudge higher in slow market FT / Jennifer Hughes, Joanna Chung and David Turner

Ecuador May Swap $3 Bln of Debt Due in 12 Months, Borja Says Bloomberg / Guillermo Parra-Bernal

Interest Rates Will Whack The Marts Friday NY Post John Crudele

Buybacks will continue to be popular Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Tuesday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

On a collision course $ The Economist

Stocks find momentum CNN

Merc, CBOT report record trading levels Chicago Sun Times

Tuesday Gold Coin Prices AP via NJ Post

Fed: Citigroup Can Pursue Big Acquisitions AP via Chicago Tribune

Euro Rises to Record Against Yen on Rate-Increase Speculation Bloomberg / Deborah Finestone and Joshua Krongold

UK: Mergers and Acquisitions Daily Standard / Irwin Stelzer

Oil futures fall to near $66 a barrel AP via NJ Post

Is the US following Japan's Path? The Speculative Investor via Safehaven / Steve Saville

China Official Urges Cut in US Debt Holding Reuters via NY Times

IMF May Raise World, Asian Economic Growth Forecasts Bloomberg /                  Amit Prakash

UK: Manufacturing gap widens between UK and eurozone Scotsman / Nick Bevens

Gas Prices Up Sharply Ahead of Peak Season Washington Post / Steven Mufson

UBS Back In Number One Spot Bond Buyer / Maxwell Meyers

Google Shows Index Funds Not So Passive After All Bloomberg / Chet Currier

Citigroup a `Test Case' for Trading, Regulator Says Bloomberg / Kevin Foley

Agencies Are Increasingly Offering Buyouts, GAO Report Finds Washington Post / Stephen Barr

America eyes two paths for illegal migrants Christian Science Monitor / Amanda Paulson

Shame and Opportunity Tech Central Station / Marvin Duran Rodriguez

U.S. Must Drop WTO Talks to Save Support for Trade, Thomas Says Bloomberg / Mark Drajem

Shanghai Copper Rises to Record as Funds Increase Investment Bloomberg / Chia-Peck


Mutual funds flunk test as corporate watchdog St. Louis Post Dispatch / David Nicklaus

WI: Area ranks high in lost jobs Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / Joel Dresang

Bankruptcies fall, then inch back up Minneapolis Star Tribune / Kara McGuire

Mortgage Application Volume Up While Refinance Share Drops In Latest Survey Mortgage Bankers Association

Real-estate brokers step up rebates as market cools Wall Street Journal via Pittsburgh Post Gazette / James R. Hagerty

Joint Statement by the Securities Industry Association and the BMA on Pursuing a Merger Bond Market Association

NC: NoDa next stop in rail-line boom? Charlotte Observer / Doug Smith

TX: Housing construction and sales continue unabated, but builders see cost problems Houston Chronicle / Nancy Sarnoff

Big Oil seen trimming Venezuela risks Marketwatch / Jasmina Kelemen

Obscure Economic Indicator: Presidential Approval Ratings Slate / Daniel Gross

Immigration Reform: Why Business Could Get Burned Business Week via MSNBC / Richard S. Dunham

Ford: no chance of bankruptcy Reuters via CNN

BofA's savings plan attracts $60 million AP via Charlotte Observer

Look up! Big bucks in billboards CNN / Paul R. La Monica

World's discarded computers land in China's digital scrap heap Knight Ridder / Tim Johnson

A Leaner, More Skilled U.S. Manufacturing Workforce Federal Reserve Bank of New York

A Perspective on Mexico Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas / Richard W. Fisher

National Update Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas / Alan D. Viard

EconSouth Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

U.S. interest rates in neutral range-Fed's Hoenig Reuters

Fed's Fisher urges emerging mkt care, lauds Mexico Reuters

Fed's Geithner warns bankers against complacency Reuters / Victoria Thieberger

Netflix shares rise on lawsuit against Blockbuster Reuters

6,000 Pilots at Delta Air Vote to Strike NY Times / Jeff Bailey and Christopher Elliott

Ex-Refco Brokers Charged NY Post / Roddy Boyd

House Approves Limits on Big U.S. Political Donations Bloomberg / Jonathan D. Salant

Small-cap rally linked to hedge funds Marketwatch / Leslie Wines

Credit derivatives' boom goes on $ FT / Richard Beales

NYBOT seat sells for record price as board meets $ FT / Jennifer Hughes and John Authers

Stocks Climb Higher in Volatile Trading AP via South Florida Sun Sentinel / Michael J. Martinez

CO: Will home prices go in tank? Denver area earns safer ranking Denver Post / Aldo Svaldi

Americans keep snapping up second homes Reuters via MSNBC

Can mortgages be trumped? Orange County Register / Jonathan Lansner

Treasuries up as focus turns to payrolls data FT / Jennifer Hughes in New York, Joanna Chung in London and David Turner

IRS eyes changes in return privacy AP via Denver Post / Mary Dalrymple

Republican woes mount $ The Economist

UK: Bank expected to keep rates level BBC News

Sun Capital senses US retail slowdown Reuters

U.S. ISM Services Index Rises to 60.5 in March From 60.1 Bloomberg / Joe Richter

Financial Education and the National Jump$tart Coalition Survey Federal Reserve Board / Ben S. Bernanke

DIARY-Federal Reserve Events Reuters

Bernanke doesn't mention economy in literacy remarks Reuters

Treasuries still higher as ISM services on target Reuters

Wednesday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

GM's Wagoner: Now is not time to panic Detroit Free Press / Michael Ellis and Jennifer Dixon

The Economics of Henry Ford May Be Passé NY Times / David Leonhardt

Teaser-rate mortgages to jolt poor with big bill Baltimore Sun / Jay Hancock

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

Crude Oil Rebounds on Concern About Nigerian Oil-Supply Delay Bloomberg / Eduard Gismatullin

Euro gains vs dollar on rate views, shares mixed Reuters

A Terrain That Peaks at $33,392 and Bottoms at $21 NY Times / David Cay Johnston and Ron Nixon

Treasury's Snow Suffers From Faint Support in Robust Economy Bloomberg / Kevin Carmichael

UK: Manufacturing output unexpectedly falls in February FT / Jamie Chisholm

Is Reliance on Real Estate a Crack in the Foundation? Washington Post / Neil Irwin

Muni Bonds Synonymous With Pay-to-Play, Author Says Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

Will Corporate Profits Continue to Outperform? Market Thoughts via Safehaven / Henry To

The Tech Sector Is Hogging the Green Blanket Wall Street Journal / Jesse Eisinger

Wal-Mart to Enter Urban Markets Washington Post / Ylan Q. Mui

Jeff Immelt, Explain Yourself, Mutual Fund Says Bloomberg / Amity Shlaes

How cash-strapped investors can break into the stock market Christian Science Monitor / Randy Dotinga

Dollar Falls; Hoenig Signals Fed Is Close to Last Rate Increase Bloomberg / Keiko Ujikane

Partying Like it's 1999 Safehaven / Christopher Galakoutis

Italy: Whatever happened to the economy? In Italy, nobody's asking Taipei Times / Luigi Spaventa

Thailand: Thaksin's Exit Good for Thailand. Asia, Too Bloomberg / William Pesek Jr.

Hedge Funds Are Defying Soros, Gross Predictions Bloomberg / Matthew Lynn


House GOP budget talks collapse Marketwatch / William L. Watts

White House expected to name FDIC head AP via Beaufort Gazette / Marcy Gordon

If You're Cheating on Your Taxes... Business Week via MSNBC / Howard Gleckman

Global Growth Inflates . . . as the GOP deflates. National Review / Micahel T., Darda

Run Away From US Stocks? Fallstreet via Safehaven / /Brady Willett

Are gold prices signaling inflation? Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

Industries join forces to push for gulf drilling St. Petersburg Times / Wes Allison

Jobs: March Goes Out Like a Lion Business Week via MSNBC / Rick MacDonald

Padilla stepping down as Ford president AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer / Dee-Ann Durbin

WA: Regulators target lending abuse Washington Times / Patrice Hill

MA: Foreclosures up: Rise occurs in affordable Hub neighborhoods Boston Herald / Jerry Kronenberg

NY: Battling for residential biz NY Daily News / Phyllis Furman

Vanguard Group chief dismisses long-term bear market talk Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Patricia Sabatini

Is a strong economy bad for your health? Reuters via MSNBC

Merrill Lynch says stocks aren't cheap AP via Beaufort Gazette / Ellen Simon

Money funds rise in latest week AP via Beaufort Gazette

CME to become exclusive e-trader of NYMEX energy futures, options AP via Chicago Sun Times / Michael J. Martinez

Alaska No. 1 in 'pork' per capita, again / Christine Vestal

U.S. Stocks' Three-Day Rally Ends as Gold, Oil Prices Climb Bloomberg / Hilary Johnson

Last tango in Detroit? The Economist

$600 gold: Want in? Think twice CNN / Rob Kelley

Gold futures break through $600 an ounce FT / Chris Flood

Mom and pop investors feel fire in the belly again $ FT / John Authers, Rebecca Knight and Peter Garnham

Mortgages at 31-month high Marketwatch / Steve Kerch

Oil Rises to 2-Month High as U.S. Gasoline Inventories Slip Bloomberg / Mark Shenk

SEC chief walks fine line, surprising some AP via Dallas Fort Worth Star Telegram / Marcy Gordon

Myths and migration The Economist

The Tancredo tendency $ The Economist

Health care for everyone The Economist

Trichet ‘wrong-foots’ eurozone bond market FT / Joanna Chung in London, Jennifer Hughes in New York and David Turner

EU: ‘Better bond documentation needed’ FT / Ivar Simensen

EU: The troubled politics of European reform $ The Economist

Accidence and substance The Economist

The Effect of Removing Geographic Restrictions on Banking in the United States: Lessons for Europe Federal Reserve Board / Randall S. Kroszner

Dollar Appreciated Moderately in March Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Chicago Fed Letter Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

DIARY-Federal Reserve Events Reuters

Fed's Moskow- US outlook good, inflation contained Reuters

Treasuries Fall on Expected Jobs Strength, Rising Gold, Energy Bloomberg / Kabir Chibber and Michael McDonald

Thursday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Coca-Cola pay plan thinks long-term Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Enron Pig$ NY Post / John Crudele

3M raises forecast on strength in all divisions $ FT / Andrei Postelnicu and Doug Cameron

Euro falls on ECB chief's comments Marketwatch / Wanfeng Zhou

Gold Rises to $600 for First Time Since 1981 Amid Oil Concern Bloomberg / Danielle Rossingh

$3 gas may not slow U.S. buying, oil exec says AP via Denver Post / Brad Foss

Oil extends rally towards $68 Reuters via CNN

Heavy on metal, funds return with gusto Reuters / Richard Dobson and Russell Blinch

Is adviser worth the fees? It's all in the numbers Dallas Morning News / Scott Burns

E-Mail Trouble NY Post / Roddy Boyd

Why we aren't saving enough Philadelphia Inquirer / Jeff Brown

Jobless rate higher for U.S.-born than immigrants CNN / Chris Isidore

U.S. jobless claims fall unexpectedly last week Reuters

Eurozone interest rates held at 2.5% FT / Neil Dennis

Long-Rate Folderol Is Reaching Inflection Point Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

With Listings From Owners As Well as Agents, Sites May Weaken Realtors' Hold Wall Street Journal / James R. Hagerty and Kevin J. Delaney

U.S. Jobless Claims Probably Rose Last Week, BN Survey Shows Bloomberg / Carlos Torres

A Right to Migrate? Tech Central Station / Nathan Smith

NC: A nation divided on immigration Christian Science Monitor / Patrik Jonsson and Gail Russell Chaddock

America's Oil Weapon Tech Central Station / Max Schulz

Gold revival a lesson in investing Marketwatch / David Callaway

Crude Oil Rises a Second Day After U.S. Gasoline Supplies Drop Bloomberg / Gavin Evans and Howard Liberman

80% of Budget Effectively Off Limits to Cuts NY Times / Edmund L. Andrews

Goldman's Focus on Bottom Line Is a Capital Idea Bloomberg / Mark Gilbert

IMF wants more say for rising economies FT / Krishna Guha and Chris Giles

Europe Is Threatened by Misguided Politicians Bloomberg / John M. Berry

Australian Unemployment Rate Falls to 29-Year-Low 5% Bloomberg / Hans van Leeuwen

Euro Rises to Record Against Yen; Trichet to Signal Higher Rate Bloomberg / Chris Young



Soaring state revenues beat expectations / Kavan Peterson and Mark K. Matthews

What Is the Federal Reserve Banks' Imputed Cost of Equity Capital? Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

12L Economic Trends pdf Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

New facts to add spice to debate Marketwatch / Gregg Robb

Bond Buyers Drive Hard Bargain with Ford / Stephen Taub

Peak in payrolls could spark bond rally Dallas Morning News /Danielle DiMartino

TX: Online prices are out of touch Dallas Morning News / Steve Brown

Risky Forecast: This Time Is Different $ NY Times / Floyd Norris

Tokens of affection -- with a surcharge Marketwatch / Ruth Mantell

Friday's Commodities Roundup AP via Houston Chronicle

Despite high prices, consumption of gasoline is rising in the United States Knight Ridder / Kevin G. Hall

Poole Calls Economic Growth `Solid,' Inflation `Fine' Bloomberg / Andrew Ward and Kathleen Hays

Why no Wall Street CEO wants to be the new Treasury secretary Slate / Daniel Gross

Stalemate as Congress retires for Easter break FT / Edward Alden

Stocks wipe out week's gains CNN / Alexandra Twin

U.S. Stocks Fall, Led by Utilities, in Year's Broadest Decline Bloomberg / Hilary Johnson

Oil dips to $67 Reuters via CNN

Real estate investment trusts boom USA Today / Matt Krantz

The jobs outlook? Monster St. Petersburg Times / Tom Zucco

Consumer borrowing up 1.8 percent in Feb. AP via Bradenton Journal / Martin Crutsinger

Bonds weaken; 30-year yield passes 5 pct. AP via NJ Post

Friday's Metal Prices AP via NJ Post

Bush threatens Congress with budget veto Reuters via FT

Monthly Mutual Fund Report Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

From Octopus To Octopussy Forbes / Martin T. Sosnoff

PA: Study says home prices here least likely to fall Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Elwin Green

Treasuries prices fall after strong US jobs data Reuters / John Parry

Inverted Yield Curve Sent False Alarm as U.S. Economy Expands Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton

Dollar rises sharply, following US bond yields up Reuters

U.S. March Payrolls Rise 211,000; Jobless Rate Drops Bloomberg / Joe Richter

Unemployment rate back to 4-1/2-year low Reuters / Glenn Somerville

U.S. Stock Futures Rise as Jobs Report Signals Tame Inflation Bloomberg / Sharon Smyth and Hilary Johnson

Friday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Skilling Grilling Big Test For Disgraced Bigwig NY Post / John Crudele

WA: Housing prices still surging Seattle Post Intelligencer / Kathy Mudland

CO: Foreclosures push inventory close to a record Rocky Mountain News / Margaret Jackson

PA: Housing bubble, zoning boards Philadelphia Inquirer / Andrew Cassel

Click Here To See Your Home Depreciate Forbes / Stephanie Fitch

Mortgage rates hit 2 1/2 -year high AP via Baltimore Sun

Soaring gold price reaches $603 BBC News

Soaring Gold Securing Weary Investors NY Post / Paul Tharp

Oil falls sharply Reuters via CNN

Rates on money-market funds attractive again Philadelphia Inquirer / Todd Mason

Snow Is Loyal, but It May Not Be Enough Washington Post / Paul Blustein

Inflation-proofing your portfolio Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

The (Rude) Awakening Best Minds via Safehaven / Doug Wakefield

Muniland Clams Up When IRS Says `Off With Her Head' Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

Not summer yet, but gasoline prices are high and rising Christian Science Monitor / Ron Scherer

So Many Ways to Ride the Great Commodities Wave Bloomberg / Chet Currier

ECB cool on rate rise, undercutting the euro NY Times via IHT / Mark Landler

Euro rates held - and no rise in May, ECB hints Guardian / Ashley Seager and Angela Balakrishnan

Trichet Leaves ECB's Monetary Moves in Doubt Bloomberg / John M. Berry

Russia, China Named Worst Pirates Reuters via Moscow Times / Joel Rothstein

Dollar Advances Against Euro Before March Report on U.S. Jobs Bloomberg / Keiko Ujikane and Kosuke Goto


Bush presses for passage of immigration bill Marketwatch

Newspaper Web sites clicking with readers Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / Rick Romell

JPMorgan, Bank of New York Swap Trust Unit, Branches Bloomberg / Justin Baer

ECB's Quaden Says Rates to Rise `Gradually' Bloomberg / Meera Louis and Simon Kennedy

Dollar Rises Third Week Versus Yen on U.S.  Job Market Strength Bloomberg / Deborah Finestone and Joshua Krongold

Rate Hikes Hobble Bonds LA Times / Josh Friedman

First Quarter Was a Pretty Good Year LA Times / Tom Petruno

While its rivals struggle, Continental is taking off Houston Chronicle / Bill Hensel, Jr.

FL: Banks to FDIC: Don't overreact St. Petersburg Times / Kris Hundley

Setback for 2 Rules on Mutual Funds NY Times / Stephen Labaton

SEC fund rule may be relaxed Washington Post via Raleigh News and Observer

Guide to Mutual Fund Categories LA Times

There are good reasons to own gold, but don't get caught up in speculation AP via Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Meg Richards



More rate hikes by Federal Reserve loom Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Gregory M. Drahuschak

Business may open purse strings Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / Tom Saler

No happy ending for U.S. auto industry Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Jack Markowitz

NY: Affordable apartments scarce NY Daily News / Phyllis Furman

Easy money? Banks get lenient on loans Wall Street Journal via Bradenton Journal

The perils of hiring a friend as an adviser Toronto Star / David Cruise and Alison Griffiths

IRS Stepping Up Tax Audits ABC News / Suzanne Yeo

US Republican leader rejects guest worker plan Reuters / Susan Heavey

GM, Carry Trades and Derivatives Union Securities via Safehaven / David Chapman

US Feb machine tools demand up from Jan, year ago Reuters

Growth takes a break Allentown Morning Call / Gregory Karp

Brace yourself for loan squeeze Sacramento Bee / Jack Sirard

Some Worry 1st-Quarter Stock Rally Is Over AP via Allentown Morning Call / Michael J. Martinez

Rates to hamper stocks as earnings roll Reuters / Chris Sanders

Commodity prices set to spiral even higher FT / Kevin Morrison

Oil fund very risky for average investors AP via Wichita Eagle / Brad Foss

Snap, Crackle, Pop Obscene Prophets via Safehaven / Rodney C. Cook

Barclays to revamp its wealth brand FT / Peter Thal Larsen

GM CEO Wagoner Says Bankruptcy or Bailout Is Wrong Solution Bloomberg / Scott Lanman

Dollar to Gain on Rate Increase Forecast, Survey Says Bloomberg / Prashant Rao

New week, same worries CNN / Alexandra Twin

The Lure Of Diamonds Long Beach Press Telegram / Evan Pondel

Fund Closures Make Survivors Look Good LA Times / Kathy M. Kristof

Are `flex' mortgages too risky? Washington Post via LA Times / Kenneth R. Harney

For now, stay away from Savings Bonds Philadelphia Inquirer / Jeff Brown

Retail Sales, Industrial Production Rise: U.S. Economy Preview Bloomberg / Carlos Torres

Home sweet tax deduction Denver Post / Aldo Svaldi

Rallies, rage and very little change Denver Post / Al Lewis

Closing borders would be a shame Philadelphia Inquirer / Andrew Cassel

Roche took slow but ethical way to wealth Baltimore Sun / Jay Hancock

Corporate Profile: Blockbusted Westchester Journal Sentinel / Jerry Gleeson

Home Is Where the Mortgage Fraud Is Marketwatch via Wall Street Journal / Andrea Coombes

FL: Rising values create two classes of homeowner Palm Beach Post / Jeff Ostrowski

What Stocks Face Now (Hint: Save More) Wall Street Journal / Jonathan Clements

Consolidation hangs worries on telecom line Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Corilyn Shropshire

ETFs Work Well to Lasso a Market Niche Wall Street Journal / Gregory Zuckerman

Taxing distributions, how long to hold, more on 'best' lists Marketwatch / Chuck Jaffe

Insurance firms limit their risk in disasters LA Times via Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Peter G. Gosselin

On the Economy: Rhetoric on trade, immigration trips on facts Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Steve Massey

Tax 'Pro' Can Get It Wrong Wall Street Journal / Tom Herman

Off to the Races Again, Leaving Many Behind NY Times / Eric Dash

Seizing Intangibles for the G.D.P. NY Times / Louis Uchitelle

Bank of New York and J. P. Morgan Agree to Swap Assets NY Times / Eric Dash

Spotlight on Pay Could Be a Wild Card NY Times / Stephen Labaton

Did Wall Street Really Learn Its Lesson? $ NY Times / Gretchen Morgenson

Smaller Fish Are Also Doing Swimmingly NY Times / Amy Cortese

Looking at the Free Market, and Seeing Red NY Times / Randall Stross



Gold Knows What No One Knows! SirChartsAlot via Safehaven / Gary Dorsch

The Global Price Rule Morgan Stanley / Stephen Roach

Turning Neutral Morgan Stanley / Richard Berner and David Greenlaw

Review and Preview Morgan Stanley / Ted Wieseman and David Greenlaw

Hot Stats—Texas State & Metro Economic Indicators Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

42 states foresee a surplus this fiscal year / Kavan Peterson and Mark K. Matthews

EU: Is the Euro Back in the Policy Equation? Morgan Stanley / Eric Chaney

Israel: Dollar Bear, Shekel Bull Morgan Stanley / Serhan Cevik

Rising copper to make coins worth more as scrap $ FT / Kevin Morrison

Oil shale prospects losing steam Rocky Mountain News / Gargi Chakrabarty

Coal makes a comeback AP via Cincinnati Enquirer / James Hannah

Wal-Mart's Banking Backlash Forbes / Jessica Holzer

Treasuries end up on dovish Fed comments Reuters / Ros Krasny

Treasuries recover after sharp sell-off FT / Jennifer Hughes, Joanna Chung and David Turner

Dollar rallies on US rate expectations FT / Darryl Thomson

US mortgage rates unchanged on Monday – BestInfo Reuters

NY: In wait-and-see market, buyers, sellers tentative Newsday / Randi F. Marshall

Low US unemployment no inflation risk yet-Treasury Reuters

Micron 2nd-Qtr Profit Rises 64% on Sale of Designs Bloomberg / Ian King

Dow Closes Up 21, Nasdaq Finishes Down 6 AP via Newsday / Christopher Wang

Bond Buyers Drive Hard Bargain with Ford / Stephen Taub

Treasurys recoup after selloff Marketwatch / Leslie Wines

Bad times good for pawn shops Detroit News / Tenisha Mercer

The MySpace Economy Forbes / Rachel Rosmarin

Poll finds more than half of U.S. workers have saved less than $25K for retirement AP via Lansing State Journal / Eileen Alt Powell

Monday Gold Coin Prices AP via NJ Post

Oil Rises to 2-Month High on Concern Iran's Supply May Be Cut Bloomberg / Mark Shenk

Read it and weep: Where your federal taxes go Boston Herald / Brett Arends

Dregs in the SOX Drawer Tech Central Station / Craig S. Lerner and Moin A. Yahya

GM's quality quandary Detroit Free Press / Mark Phelan

The Nastiest Wife on Television Slate / Seth Stevenson

Google, Craigslist join real estate fray Wall Street Journal via South Florida Sun Sentinel / James R. Hagerty

When it comes to analysts' reports, the investor still should beware AP via Lansing State Journal / Ellen Simon

FACTBOX-Global interest rates Reuters

China facing pressures to deal with soaring U.S. trade gap AP via Boston Herald

PA: Ex-Steelers Swann, Harris Butt Heads in Pennsylvania Campaign Bloomberg / Henry Goldman

Alaska: Years After Spill, Pain Lingers AP via LA Times

Monday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

A Risk-Management Perspective on Recent Regulatory Proposals Federal Reserve Board / Susan Schmidt Bies

Enterprise-Wide Compliance-Risk Management Federal Reserve Board / Mark W. Olson

DIARY-Federal Reserve Events Reuters

Some U.S. housing markets have froth - Fed's Bies Reuters

Treasuries rise on bargain-hunting; Bies boosts Reuters / Pedro Nicolaci da Costa

10-year Treasury yield seen hitting 5% CNN / Grace Wong

Peru's Bonds Rise on Optimism Flores Will Succeed in Runoff Bloomberg / Alex Emery

Wal-Mart says has no plans to open bank branches Reuters / Kristin Roberts

Copper, Zinc Climb to Records in London Amid Supply Concern Bloomberg / Chanyaporn Chanjaroen

A journey to the dark side of the US trade deficit Independent / Diane Coyle

U.S. Economy Springs Ahead. Will It Fall Back? Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

Higher Bond Yields May Not Skewer Stocks Wall Street Journal via Marketwatch / E.S. Browning

Judges Side With Chamber Bond Buyer / Lynn Hume

Japan's Five-Year Notes Fall; Yields Rise to Highest Since 2000 Bloomberg / Issei Morita

Microcap ETFs flex a big muscle Marketwatch / John Spence

Nothing fazes top performer Marketwatch / Peter Brimelow

How to Kill the AMT and Save Other Big Tax Breaks Bloomberg / John Wasik

Why Economics Makes Getting Into College So Hard Bloomberg / Kevin Hassett

The Biologist of Memory Tech Central Station / Kenneth Silber

Europe Enters Danger Zone With a Stronger Euro Bloomberg / Matthew Lynn

Singapore's Economy Grows at Annual 1.2 Percent Pace Bloomberg / Shamim Adam

When fund performance lags, look for signs of 'asset bloat' Christian Science Monitor / Martin Skala

Banking on the world Christian Science Monitor / Martin Skala

What you may not know about your income tax Christian Science Monitor / David R. Francis


Put medical costs under the microscope NY Daily News / Jean Chatzky

General Motors on bumpy road to recovery $ FT / James Mackintosh

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

Global economy faces asset price fall-Greenspan Reuters / Jon Herskovitz

Fed's Stern says economy is strong, stable Dow Jones via Minneapolis Star Tribune / Michelle Schmitz and Laurence Norman

I Brake For Bargains / James B. Stewart

BMA Publishes Quarterly CDO Issuance Data, Making Information Publicly Available for the First Time Bond Market Association

The crude crunch St. Petersburg Times

Cut the Corporate Cap-Gains Tax National Review / Phil Kerpen

Canada: Inflation sedation Globe and Mail / Tavia Grant

Attack of the Gold Bugs Slate / Daniel Gross

The bugs are back $ The Economist

Dell's Quest for Cool Slate / Séan Captain

The Buttonwood column: Where angels fear to tread $ The Economist

IRS Seeks PayPal Account Information San Jose Business Journal

Economic issues at forefront as Hu visit draws near Knight Ridder / Kevin G. Hall

For 83-year-old woman, GM job cleaning offices better than buyout Detroit Free Press via Lansing State Journal / Michael Ellis

ABC/WashPost US consumer index steady at -9 Reuters

A fresh attack on the 6% commission CNN / Les Christie

Nasdaq Has A Trick Up Its Sleeve Forbes / Liz Moyer and Chris Noon

This may be the time to get defensive Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Racing to the Top: How Global Competition Disciplines Public Policy Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas / Richard W. Fisher

Fed's Fisher - Globalization good for public policy Reuters

China’s swelling trade surplus sparks US concern FT / Richard McGregor

US SWAPS - Spreads tighten on receiving, supply Reuters

U.S. Treasuries edge higher, awaiting clues on Fed Reuters / Ellen Freilich

Bonds rise slightly AP via NJ Post

Fixed mortgage still the best deal Philadelphia Inquirer / Jeff Brown

MD: Region's home sales slow, but inventory, prices rise Baltimore Sun / June Arney

Realtors: Home Sales, Prices to Cool AP via Forbes

Nasdaq Buys 15 Percent Stake in LSE for $782 Million Bloomberg / Edgar Ortega

Deutsche Bank fined for market misconduct AP via NJ Post

CA: Gasoline Is Approaching $3 a Gallon LA Times / Elizabeth Douglass

MD: Gasoline prices in Md. shoot up 39¢ in month Baltimore Sun / Paul Adams

Tuesday Gold Coin Prices AP via NJ Post

Tuesday's Metal Prices AP vi NJ Post

CO: Illegal worker models clean living Denver Post / Al Lewis

FL: $1 million home sales increase sharply South Florida Sun Sentinel / Jerry W. Jackson

Gold and copper breach key price levels FT / Neil Dennis

Oil prices rise above $69 a barrel AP via NJ Post

Tuesday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Lehman Brothers: A super-hot machine Fortune via CNN / Andy Serwer

Merrill, Goldman Workers Face Insider Trading Arrest, U.S. Says Bloomberg / Thom Weidlich

Surprise! We Sold Your House Forbes / Ashlea Ebeling

US economy's latest output: better jobs Christian Science Monitor / Mark Trumbull

Economists Raise U.S. Growth Forecast for 2006, Survey Shows Bloomberg / Joe Richter and Andy Burt

BoNY to Bolster Trustee Business in Asset Swap Bond Buyer / Maxwell Meyers

Mission: Impossible? Daily Standard / Irwin M. Stelzer

Viewpoint on Market Trends KWR International / Keith W. Rabin and Scott B. MacDonald

Commodity price boom to continue Scotsman / Nick Bevens

Weekly Commentary The Market Traders via Safehaven / Merv Burak

Oil prices steady after sharp climb AP via NJ Post

Rush of Investors To Commodities Fuels Gold Rally Wall Street Journal via Marketwatch / Ann Davis

On the Verge of Exhaustion Davids Stock Market Chartmentary via Safehaven / David Yu

When Total Return Gives Only Part of the Picture Bloomberg / Chet Currier

UBS buying Piper-Jaffray unit Marketwatch

ECB's Liebscher Signals June Rate Increase as Economy Picks Up Bloomberg / Matthew Brockett

Italy: Economic headaches await Italian leader IHT / Eric Sylvers

Japan monetary policy stays unchanged AP via Akron Beacon Journal

Gold, Silver, Copper Rise in Asia as Funds Increase Investment Bloomberg / Tan Hwee Ann and Chia-Peck Wong


Control your emotions NY Daily News / Margaret Price

Buyer (and seller) beware Business Week via MSNBC

Wednesday's commodities roundup AP via Beaufort Gazette

Gold’s bull run could reach $850 FT / Chris Flood

“Our Taxes Are Too High,” Americans Say National Review / Bruce Bartlett

Late filing becomes tax-season tradition AP via Beaufort Gazette / Eileen Alt Powell

Don't bank on Wal-Mart losing its banking case St. Louis Post Dispatch / David Nicklaus

Mr Hu finally goes to Washington The Economist

Not criminal, just hopeful The Economist

Greenspan predicts US governance revamp FT / Anna Fifield

Is SOX Driving Small Companies Overseas? / Helen Shaw

Coming to market $ The Economist

States chart their own foreign policy / Mark K. Matthews

Tech Pulse Index Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Bonds fall ahead of debt issuance AP via NJ Post

Gold may surpass 1980 high Marketwatch / Ciara Linnane

Wednesday's Metal Prices AP via NJ Post

U.S. Treasuries Fall as Traders Raise Bets on Fed Bloomberg / Daniel Kruger and Elizabeth Stanton

Sallie Mae prices $2.6B bonds backed by FFELP loans Marketwatch

Greenspan Bookmark NY Post / Keith J. Kelly

Oil flip-flops on inventory report CNN

Galloping Ahead With Gold ETFs Forbes / Les Satlow

U.S. Trade Deficit Improves in February AP via Forbes / Marin Crutsinger

The Hidden Danger of Trade Deficits Ludwig Von Mises Institute / Antony Mueller

Mortgage Application Volume Drops in Latest Survey Mortgage Bankers Association

CA: Absentee owners investing in O.C. Orange County Register / Jonathan Lansner

Wednesday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Something's gotta give (for stocks) CNN / Alexandra Twin

Circuit City 4th-Qtr Net Jumps 65% on Holiday Sales Bloomberg / Mark Clothier

Nervous Investors Bailout of Stocks NY Post / Suzanne McGee

Moles Whacked NY Post / Janet Whitman

Hedge Funds: Got Kleenex? Forbes / Liz Moyer

A Disappointing Decade for Reducing Inequality Bloomberg / Gene Sperling

The doomsters seem to be wrong again as normal service is resumed in bond markets Independent / Jeremy Warner

Half of All Tax-Free Interest Went to Rich in 2004 Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

Gold looks better than bonds Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

U.S. Treasuries steady in Asia as oil, Iran eyed Reuters

Greenspan Addresses Conference in S. Korea AP via Newsday / Kelly Olson

U.S. Trade Deficit Narrowed in February, Bloomberg Survey Shows Bloomberg / Carlos Torres

Piper's split: A bold, risky move Minneapolis Star Tribune / Thomas Lee

Insider-trading ring probe nets 13 Boston Herald / Jerry Kronenberg

Congress Shows Little Appetite for Bush's Health-Care Agenda Bloomberg / Jay Newton-Small

Americans Have Met the Tax Enemy, and He Is Us Bloomberg / Amity Shlaes

UK: British trade deficit rises Scotsman

Dollar Declines on Speculation Trade Deficit Stayed Near Record Bloomberg / Chris Young and Kosuke Goto



CA: Home-equity loans thrive Sacramento Bee / Jim Wasserman

CA: Studio homes will sell for less than $100,000 Santa Cruz Sentinel / Jondi Gumz

Bush's Secret Tax Hike Slate / Daniel Gross

Who Deposits Your Tax Check? Slate / Melonyce McAfee

Graham-Schumer-Push Inflation? National Review / Tom Nugent

U.S. arm of Toronto-Dominion in $480.6 million deal Marketwatch / David Weidner

Exchange-traded fund for IPOs debuts Marketwatch / Steve Gelsi

N.J. sees red despite rising revenues / Herb Jackson

FASB Pension Rule Could Spur Loan Woes / David M. Katz

A Little Lift for U.S. Trade Business Week via MSNBC / Michael Englund and Rick MacDonald

Freddie Mac: 30-yr mortgage averages 6.49% vs 6.43% Marketwatch / Katherine Hunt

TX: Foreclosures up over last year Dallas Star Telegram / Andrea Jares

$600 Gold: We Have Only Just Begun Wisdom Financial via Safehaven / Emanuel Balarie

Petrodollars heighten risk from global imbalances: IMF report Marketwatch / Greg Robb

Canada: Summary of the CFEC Survey on Foreign Exchange Hedging Bank of Canada

Canada: Goldman bets against loonie Globe and Mail / Roma Luciw

Markets Stalled by Government Bonds Washington Post / Jerry Knight

Construction Costs Plague Southeast Bond Buyer / Tedra DeSue

Japan: Tanigaki: Long-term rates rise warrant close watch Reuters

Fed officials hint rate hikes finally nearing end Reuters / Ros Krasny

Fed's Bies--Central bank closer to rate-rise end Reuters / Lisa Baertlein

May be appropriate for Fed to pass neutral-Olson Reuters

Update on the U.S. economy Federal Reserve Board / Mark W. Olson

Regional Highlights pdf Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Intel profits expected to plunge 35% Reuters via CNN

Morgan Super Traders Worry Hedge Funds NY Post / Roddy Boyd

Economic outlook Federal Reserve Board / Donald L. Kohn

Mortgage rates nearly at highest in 4 yrs. AP via NJ Post / Jeannine Aversa

Chinese shopping spree cuts down on deficit AP via Chicago Sun Times / Martin Crutsinger

Thursday's Metal Prices AP via NJ Post

Commodities brighten Philadelphia Inquirer / Jeff Brown

The prospects for immigration reform $ The Economist

Taxing Questions NY Post / John Crudele

UK: Man arrested in honours investigation FT / Miranda Green

Cheap Money Fades as 10-Year Treasury Note Tops 5% NY Times / Vikas Bajaj

Benchmark Treasury yield tops 5% FT / Joanna Chung and Richard Beales

Firm will not recall lens cleaner Bloomberg via Philadelphia Inquirer / Juliann Walsh and Duncan Moore

Retirement-Age Baby Boomers Expected to Reshape Outlook for Pensions, Housing and Financial Services FDIC

Retail Sales in U.S. Rose More Than Forecast in March Bloomberg / Joe Richter

U.S. 10-Year Note's Yield Rises to 5%, Highest Since June 2002 Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton and Kabir Chibber

FDIC Outlook - Spring 2006 pdf FDIC

Stocks slip as GE earnings disappoint AP via MSNBC

Thursday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Who's to blame for high gas prices? Fortune via CNN / Nelson D. Schwartz

Oil companies not running from Venezuela Reuters via Houston Chronicle / Brian Ellsworth

Oil Prices Fall As Crude Stocks Swell AP via Newsday / George Jahn

Housing Prices in L.A. Aren't Letting Up LA Times / Annette Haddad

Issuers Haven't Come to Grips With Bond Flipping Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

Gold run doesn't rattle geezers Marketwatch / Peter Brimelow

Gold surges. Copper soars. Oil spikes. But no panic. Christian Science Monitor / Mark Trumbull

In coastal states, a revival of offshore drilling debate Christian Science Monitor / Brad Knickerbocker

WY: As the Rich Ride In, Many Are Priced Out of Homes on the Range Washington Post / Blaine Harden

China beefs up U.S. economy Washington Times / Patrice Hill

Letting the IRS Do Your Taxes for You Wall Street Journal / Robert Guy Matthews

Democrats eye big House gains Christian Science Monitor / Linda Feldmann

Putnam Voyager Managers Revamp Fund After Assets Slump 75% Bloomberg / Danielle Kost

Yuan Falls on Speculation China Trying to Create Wider Swings Bloomberg / Christina Soon

`Revolutionary' Fed Study Has Economists Rethinking Forecasts Bloomberg / Carlos Torres and Rich Miller

Retail Sales in U.S. Rose 0.4% in March, BN Survey Shows Bloomberg / Joe Richter

Oil Falls a Second Day in New York After U.S. Stockpiles Gain Bloomberg / Will Kennedy and Gavin Evans

G.M. Vice Chairman Rebuffs Critics of Turnaround NY Times / Jeremy W. Peters

Democrats Take Lead Over Republicans Amid Bush Woes, Poll Shows Bloomberg / Nicholas Johnston


Collateralized Borrowing and Life-Cycle Portfolio Choice Federal Reserve Bank of Boston / Paul Willen and Felix Kubler

FL: Orlando housing values are safe Orlando Sentinel / Jerry W. Jackson

Condo conundrum: Insurance costly, elusive Bradenton Herald / Melissa Followell

Peter Schiff Interviews Jimmy Rogers Euro Pacific via Safehaven / Peter Schiff

The commodities binge will lead to indigestion $ FT / Peter Bernstein

Commodities reach new milestones $ FT / Peter Kevin Morrison and Chris Flood

A Look at the Recent Horrors at the Longer End of the Treasury Curve Gillespie Research via Safehaven / Douglas R. Gillespie

U.S. dollar up against major currencies AP via Beaufort Gazette

A little funny business at the Fed? Bloomberg via Settle Post Intelligencer / Scott Lanman and Anne Shuppy

NYSE `Engaged in Discussions' for Possible Deal, Filing Says Bloomberg /                  Edgar Ortega

Flat Tax Folly Ludwig Von Mises Institute / Laurence M. Vance

Bushes' taxable income drops 8% Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

Preventing those painful layoffs could be hurtful St. Louis Post Dispatch / David Nicklaus

CA: Weather washes away outdoor businesses Contra Costa Times / George Avalos

Global growth forecast raised to 4.9% AP via Toronto Star / Harry Dunphy

Russia: Politicians Told to Talk in Rubles, Not Dollars Moscow Times / Valeria Korchagina

Unforeseen strength throws bonds a wild card Marketwatch / Leslie Wines

Bond Yield Jump May Signal Test for Stocks LA Times / Josh Friedman

How rising rates affect your pocketbook CNN / Christian Zappone

Capacity utilization rises to 5-year high Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

U.S. Economy: Industrial Production Increases 0.6% in March Bloomberg / Carlos Torres

Dollar flat in thin holiday trading Marketwatch / Wanfeng Zhou

Rate rise raises stakes for mortgage brokers Chicago Tribune / Mary Umberger

WA: Big man at the top of his game Washington Times / Tom Ramstack

CA: Median O.C. home price: $625,000 Orange County Register

TX: More homes in foreclosure Dallas Morning News / Steve Brown

MA: Realtors avoiding reality Boston Herald / Brett Arends

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

Trader’s Crimes Imitate His Art NY Post / Janet Whitman

Lagging Ad Sales Contribute to Earnings Decline at Newspaper Chains NY Times / Katharine Q. Seelye

When the Tax Man cometh, they don't answer the bell Christian Science Monitor / Chris Gaylord

Morals and taxes Marketwatch / Thomas Kostigen

Oil Prices Rise Above $69 Per Barrel AP via Baltimore Sun / Madlen Read

Dollar Heads for Winning Week Versus Yen on U.S. Growth Signs Bloomberg / Kosuke Goto and Chris Cooper

Japanese 10-Year Bonds Decline; Yields Reach 5 1/2-Year High Bloomberg / Issei Morita

India Must Open Rupee Debt to Global Investors Bloomberg / Andy Mukherjee


CA: Come tour the county, with an eye on inflation Orange County Register / Jonathan Lansner

Coal makes a comeback Dallas Morning News / Elizabeth Souder

Cash flow to Mexico could take a tumble AP via Houston Chronicle / Mark Stevenson

Easter's no holiday for tax preparers Denver Post / Aldo Svaldi

Off the charts: What jobless rates don't reveal IHT / Floyd Norris

MI: STEALING HOMES: Some people unknowingly sign away ownership Detroit Free Press / Suzette Hackney

Home equity lines of credit have cooled via Seattle Post Intelligencer / Holden Lewis

Day trading's popularity surges in Japan AP via St. Petersburg Times

So You've Put Off Filing. Be Very Careful. LA Times / Kathy M. Kristof

Poll: People just as grouchy about tax equity as they were two decades ago AP via San Diego Union Tribune / will Lester

There are good reasons to own gold, but don't get caught up in speculation AP via Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Meg Richards

The Rocky Road of American Taxation Ludwig Von Mises Institute / Charles Adams

Government Interference in the Labor Market: The Real Immigation Problem Lew Rockwell / E. Berton Spence

China ready to dominate the shipbuilding industry Guardian via Taipei Times

Japan's Bonds Slide for 8th Week, Longest Stretch in 2 Decades Bloomberg / Issei Morita

Asian Currencies: Korean Won Has Weekly Decline on Central Bank Bloomberg / Christina Soon