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For sale: housing for baby boomers Wichita Eagle / Andi Atwater

Playhouse pampering NY Daily News / Elizabeth Lazarowitz

NYSE ready to move quickly on mergers FT / Norma Cohen and John Authers

The Seeds of Promise LA Times / Richard Boudreaux

China: Exports and lending push China’s GDP growth to 10% FT / Richard McGregor

Web Merchants Fighting Costs of Fraud AP via Newsday / Michael Rubinkam

Immigration is really an issue of economics St. Louis Post Dispatch / David Nicklaus

Profits may ease inflation angst Reuters / Emily Chasan

Hot commodities are the markets' way of telling us to slow down or get burnt Independent / Hamish McRae

FL: It's on the house St. Petersburg Times / James Thorner

Reverse mortgages are retirement option Bradenton Journal / Kris Flamming

China's Economy Grew 10.2% in First Quarter, Hu Says Bloomberg / Nerys Avery

Many Mexicans have jobs before crossing AP via Seattle Times / Julie Watson and Olga R. Rodriguez

Experts see potential for higher raises, with a potential downside Chicago Tribune / Gail MarksJarvis

PA: Coming to a city near you: Deficit pensions Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Jack Markowitz

China talks seek long-term dividends Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Jack Markowitz

If you thought the deficit was big, Brace yourself NY Post / John Crudele

Haven’t Filed Yet NY Post / Tracy Byrnes

Goldman Is Money Mill Barron’s via Wall Street Journal / Michael Santoli

Plan to keep money in funds for five years Boston Herald / Rick Shaffer

Cost of Illegal Immigration May Be Less Than Meets the Eye NY Times / Eduardo Porter

Lots of interest in regulating exotic loans Boston Herald / Kenneth R. Harney

All Eyes on Housing Numbers NY Times / Conrad De Aenlle

It May Be Time to Swap That Life Policy Wall Street Journal / Kelly K. Spors

History Says 6% Interest Rate Could Spell Trouble NY Post / Terry Keenan


Does the Fed really 'know' what’s going on? MSNBC via Fiend’s SuperBear Page / Bill Fleckenstein

Bank mergers costing you Marketwatch / Gail Liberman and Alan Lavine

TD Bank begins U.S. advertising pushing Banknorth, TD Ameritrade CP via Financial Post / Rita Trichur

Workforce Productivity and Public School Reform Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago / Michael H. Moskow

Moskow urges inflation vigilance Reuters via CNN

Hot homes face cooling markets Wall Street Journal via Baltimore Sun / Michael Corkery

Private ownership and its critics Brookes News / Gerard Jackson

The validity of statistical methods in economics Brookes News / Dr Frank Shostak

Canada: Business Outlook Survey Bank of Canada

Transparency, Expectations, and Forecasts Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta / Andrew Bauer, Robert A. Eisenbeis, Daniel F. Waggoner, and Tao Zha

The glitter of precious metals Cleveland Plain Dealer / Mary Vanac

NV: Hiring on rise so far in 2006 Las Vegas Review Journal / Jennifer Robison

More Yuan Nearsightedness National Review / John Tamny

Dollar Weakness May be More Than Just Thin Holiday Trade Forex News via Safehaven / Ashraf Laidi

New motto: 'Work Forever' Marketwatch / Paul B. Farrell

Financial abuse grows as elderly become targets AP via Houston Chronicle / Eileen Alt Powell

Home builders index falls to 50 Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

Energy impact on inflation to fade--Fed's Bernanke Reuters

Thoughts on Financial Stability and Central Banking Federal Reserve Board / Roger W. Ferguson, Jr.

2006 Annual Report: Budget Review Federal Reserve Board pdf

Treasuries rise as oil spike stirs spending fears Reuters / Ros Krasny

US economy shows signs of slowing amid high oil Reuters / Kevin Plumberg

Is market risk about to spread? Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Rates rise in weekly Treasury auction AP via Dallas Fort Worth Star Telegram

Dollar tumbles despite surprisingly strong TICS data FT / Darryl Thomson

GM beats the market! Fortune via CNN / Carol J. Loomis

Charles Schwab quarterly earnings surge Reuters / Joseph A. Giannone

Earnings down for Knight Ridder in first quarter AP via Sacramento Bee

Financial lessons haven't sunk in yet Dallas Morning News / Pamela Yip

Two responses to global economy Dallas Morning News / Angela Shah

Negotiating back taxes can turn out to be costly Washington Times / Tom Ramstack

Treasuries hold gains after strong capital flow data Reuters / Richard Leong

Empire State Manufacturing Survey Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Citigroup Profit Rises 4%, Buoyed by Investment Bank Bloomberg / Justin Baer

Wachovia, SunTrust Earnings Growth Slow on Rates Bloomberg / Will Edwards

U.S. February capital inflows rise to $86.9 bln Reuters / Mark Felsenthal

Banks Have No Exposure to Mortgages? Think Again Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

Blame Ford's Woes on Detroit, Not Japan Inc. Bloomberg / William Pesek Jr.

Monday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Suspicious snorting from superbull Marketwatch / Peter Brimelow

Dobbs's Disciples Tech Central Station / Donald Boudreaux

Dollar Has Biggest Slide in Two Weeks on Asset-Demand Concerns Bloomberg / Kosuke Goto and Ron Harui

Gold hits new 25-yr high over $604, silver surges Reuters via Washington Post

Crude Oil Rises to $70 a Barrel in New York on Gasoline Demand Bloomberg / Megumi Yamanaka and Christian Schmollinger

Economists warn of rising oil prices fueling imbalances AFP via  Taipei Times

What U.S. Government Won't Reveal About Inflation Bloomberg / John Wasik

Bush May Not Get Help He Needs From China's Hu Jintao Bloomberg / Janine Zacharia and Brendan Murray

Lobbyists Say DeLay Could Be One of Them Washington Post / Jeffrey H. Birnbaum

China Plans to Allow Margin Trading, Short Selling Bloomberg / Samuel Shen

Russia, US slipping into familiar 'chill'? Christian Science Monitor / Fred Weir


The Buttonwood column: Be careful what you wish for $ The Economist

Bush's new budget designee must grapple with huge deficit Knight Ridder / Kevin G. Hall

In Defense of Snow National Review / Donald Luskin

China, U.S. vie for oil Washington Post via Allentown Morning Call / Steven Mufson

Sinkholes and Hurricanes Mish’s Global Economic Trend Analysis / Mike Shedlock

Selling one's home is difficult business AP via Beaufort Gazette / Aleksandrs Rozens

Wells Fargo used earnings diversity to offset mortgage slowdown AP via Contra Costa Times / Joe Bel Bruno

Risks for the Consumer Morgan Stanley / Richard Berner

ABC/WashPost US consumer comfort measure edges up Reuters

Oil and Bonds Morgan Stanley / Stephen Roach

US futures traders sense end to Fed hiking trail Reuters / Ros Krasny

10-year yield sinks below 5 percent on rate outlook CNN

Dollar weakens on FOMC minutes FT / Darryl Thomson

Record highs for crude and copper FT / Chris Flood

CO: Oil and gas drilling permits on pace to surpass 2005 high Rocky Mountain News / Gargi Chakrabarty

Chicago weathers housing slowdown Chicago Tribune / Sharon Stangenes

SoCal home sales slowed in March, but prices hit new high AP via San Diego Union Tribune / Alex Veiga

Wells Fargo, US Bancorp post record profits Reuters / Jonathan Stempel

Washington Mutual profit up 9 percent despite rates Reuters / Jonathan Stempel

White House says oil, wages no inflation threat Reuters / Jamie McGeever

US and China need strong institutions $ FT / Martin Wolf

What are fewer tax rules worth to you? Seattle Post Intelligencer / Bill Virgin

IBM tops earnings forecasts CNN / Amanda Cantrell

Yahoo profits decline Reuters via CNN

China: Stronger Economy, Riskier Landing Morgan Stanley / Andy Xie and Denise Yam

Treasuries Extend Gains After Minutes Suggest Fed Will Pause Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton and Joshua Krongold

Fed Minutes Show End of Rate Increases May Be Near Bloomberg / Craig Torres

Minutes of the Federal Open Market Committee Federal Reserve Board

Prospects for the Economy Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco / Janet L. Yellen

Real estate insiders go bearish in blogs CNN / Les Christie

Oil hits new high above $71 a barrel AP via Houston Chronicle / Brad Foss

Tuesday's Metal Prices AP via NJ Post

Tuesday's world gold rates AP via NJ Post

Bush Trades Portman For The Budget Forbes / Jessica Holzer

U.S. Stocks Jump on Fed Minutes; Commodity Producers Lead Gain Bloomberg / Nick Baker

Earnings growth has to slow sometime Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

OH: Fifth Third profits down Cincinnati Enquirer / Alexander Coolidge

Oil Prices Hit New Record of $70.88 AP via Baltimore Sun / Jane Wardell

Mr. Hu Comes To Washington Forbes / Jessica Holzer

US Treasuries gain on tame core PPI, weak housing Reuters / Richard Leong

Tuesday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

CFOs Cash In on Stock-based Awards / Stephen Taub

Merrill Net Falls Less Than Expected as Revenue Soars Bloomberg / Bradley Keoun

U.S. March Producer Prices Rise 0.5%; Core Up 0.1% Bloomberg / Joe Richter

US housing starts drop in March FT / Christopher Swann

Fed Comments and Data Point to One More Increase Bloomberg / John M. Berry

Chemical Companies Look to Coal as an Oil Substitute NY Times / Claudia H. Deutsch

US Treasuries steady in Asia before Fed minutes,PPI Reuters

Need for batteries keeps growing and growing Boston Herald / Jay Fitzgerald

Four Problems  . . . and a funeral for the Republican Congress? Daily Standard / Irwin M. Stelzer

U.S. to Consider Cutting IMF Voting Stake, Adams Says Bloomberg / Kevin Carmichael and William McQuillen

Outsourcing critics says U.S. is giving away too many jobs Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Anya Sostek

Changed U.S. economy more tolerant of oil prices Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Len Boselovic

U.S. March Producer Prices Probably Rose 0.4%, Survey Shows Bloomberg / Joe Richter

Hot-Fund Performance Chase Never Runs Out of Fuel Bloomberg / Chet Currier

Bulls Are Running to India, Raising Fears of a Bubble NY Times / Saritha Rai

Strong spending still defies economic gravity Christian Science Monitor / Mark Trumbull

San Diego’s New Budget Bond Buyer / Rich Saskal

Morgan Stanley to Sell $2.9 Bln Japan Property Debt Bloomberg / Mariko Yasu

Japanese 10-Year Bond Yields Hit 2 Percent; Highest Since 1999 Bloomberg / Chris Cooper

Interest Rates The Speculative Investor via Safehaven / Steve Saville

Employers risk little in hiring illegal labor Christian Science Monitor / Faye Bowers

China's economic growth gets even faster NY Times via Sydney Morning Herald / Keith Bradsher

UK: Healthier jobs picture in financial services Guardian

Fed's faltering connection with economic realities Independent / Stephen King

Crude Oil Trades Near Record on Concern About Iran's Shipments Bloomberg / Angela Macdonald-Smith and Mark Shenk

Russia: City Housing Prices Grow 7.5% a Month Moscow Times / Michael Shipley



PC Shipments Rise 13 Pct. in 1st Quarter AP via Newsday / Mark Jewell

What's Really Driving the Gold Price Up Global Watch via Safehaven / Julian D. W. Phillips

What to do after you sell in May Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

Mortgage Application Volume Drops Slightly in Latest Survey Mortgage Bankers Association

New fixed-rate, interest-only mortgage surges in popularity Wall Street Journal via Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Ruth Simon

U.S. Economy: Price Increases Pose Dilemma for Fed Bloomberg / Carlos Torres

Treasuries fall on latest rate rise fear FT / Jennifer Hughe, Joanna Chung and David Turner

The case for bonds Wall Street Journal via Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Jonathan Clements

FL: FP&L wants bonds, consumer surcharge to pay hurricane costs Bloomberg via South Florida Sun Sentinel / Darrell Preston

Jewelry prices to reflect surging gold USA Today / Mindy Fetterman

Oil Prices Settle Above $72 a Barrel AP via Orlando Sentinel / Brad Foss

Putting P/E Into Perspective Forbes / Nicholas Colas

Tech earnings: Good, but not great CNN / Paul R. La Monica

Nasdaq Climbs to Finish at 5-Year High AP via LA Times / Christopher Wang

Apple 2nd-Qtr Profit Rises; Ipod, Mac Sales Increase Bloomberg / Connie Guglielmo

As Baby Boomers plan to retire ... Where will they get the money? South Florida Sun Sentinel / Humberto Cruz

Stay away from the mall, say Hallelujah! Money via CNN / Jean Chatzky

Interest rates on credit cards take a big jump, to an average of 13.8% South Florida Sun Sentinel via Orlando Sentinel / Harriet Johnson Brackey

The 'Emergency' Loophole Tech Central Station / Veronique de Rugy

White House personnel changes aren't likely to affect policy Knight Ridder / Ron Hutcheson and William Douglas

Tax cuts don't wholly pay for themselves-Bernanke Reuters / Tim Ahmann

Fed's Fisher says U.S. can weather housing slowdown Reuters / Helen Popper

Central Bank Credit in the Theory of Money and Payments Federal Reserve Bank of New York / Jeffrey M. Lacker

Globalization and the Latin Perspective (with Reference to Las Meninas) Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas / Richard W. Fisher

Regional Update Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

US Treasuries recoil as inflation spike frazzles Reuters / Pedro Nicolaci da Costa

Intel Posts Biggest Profit Decline in Four Years; Sales Drop Bloomberg / Ian King

EBay's Net Falls on Expenses; Shares Drop on Forecast Bloomberg / Chris Burritt

Brazil Cuts Benchmark Rate to Five-Year Low of 15.75% Bloomberg / Guillermo Parra-Bernal

Treasuries Fall as Faster Inflation May Spur Two Rate Increases Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton and Al Yoon

U.S. Stocks Fail to Build on Rally as Fed Concern Resurfaces Bloomberg / Nick Baker

CEOs, directors 'go big' on salaries Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Jack Markowitz

FTSE 100 hits five-year high on US Fed comments FT / Donna Haddaway

Oil hits new record on inventory report CNN / Steve Hargreaves

Wednesday Gold Coin Prices AP via NJ Post

Gold, Silver Extend Rise on Fed Minutes AP via Houston Chronicle

CBOT 1Q profit rises 69 percent AP via NJ Post

IMF says dollar needs to depreciate ‘significantly’ FT / Krishna Guha and Scheherazade Daneshkhu

Blaming it on Greenspan Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

This time, oil may push up inflation Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Consumer prices up CNN

Chicago still toasty amid the chill in housing Chicago Tribune / Sharon Stangenes

CA: Home prices rise as sales decline Orange County Register / Mathew Padilla

JPMorgan Chase Earnings Up 36 Pct. in 1Q AP via Forbes / Eileen alt Powell

Wednesday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Talk About Texas Tea Forbes / Liz Moyer

McClellan resigns as White House press secretary FT / Reuters

Bush Trades Portman For The Budget Forbes / Jessica Holzer

Bank of England votes 7-1 to keep rates on hold FT / Jamie Chisholm

Issuers Ought to Ask Why Their Bonds Are `Flipped' Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

San Diego Case Gets Ugly Bond Buyer / Lynn Hume

Fed Signals Policy Shift on Rates NY Times / Edmund L. Andrews

Federal Reserve Says End to Rate Cycle Is Near, Won't Say When Bloomberg / Scott Lanman and Craig Torres

Don't Worry, Be Happy -- Or Else Tech Central Station / Arnold Kling

Consumer Prices in U.S. Probably Rose Last Month, Survey Shows Bloomberg / Carlos Torres

Mellon CEO wants to rein in expenses Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Dan Fitzpatrick

Home Mortgage Giant to Pay $3.8 Million in Fines to F.E.C. NY Times / Kate Phillips

Consolidation of Russian oil assets could be biggest IPO ever NY Times via IHT / Andrew E. Kramer

Why Gates May Matter More to China Than Bush Bloomberg / William Pesek Jr.

The US and China: Strategic Disconnect Tech Central Station / Claude Barfield

State ready to do taxes for you Washington Times / Tom Ramstack

Everybody's Into Commodities -- You'd Better Duck Bloomberg / David Pauly

Crude Oil Falls on Speculation Stockpiles Gained a Fourth Week Bloomberg / Will Kennedy

Why so high? Oil markets riding new currents. Christian Science Monitor /  Ron Scherer

Hu visit unlikely to resolve currency woes Marketwatch / William L. Watts

UK: Inflationary expectations are rising with the oil price: Bank's next rate change may be up Indepenent / Jeremy Warner

UK: Inflation expectation increases to 2.7% Guardian / Angela Balakrishnan

The Six Million Dollar Population Tech Central Station / Glenn Harlan Reynolds

NY: Hamptons summer rentals heat up Newsday / Kira Peikoff

Japan Bonds Gain; Government Says Concerned About Rising Yields Bloomberg / Chris Cooper


By the Numbers: Data and Measurement in Community Economic Development Federal Reserve Board / Ben S. Bernanke

Business Outlook Survey Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Fed seeks community-development data Marketwatch / Robert Schroeder

Long Term Bonds: A Dangerous Investment To Own Prospering Bear via Safehaven / Jan Allen

Mortgages bite into bank profits Marketwatch / Steve / Gelsi

CA: Housing market continues to slow Contra Costa Times / James Temple

Exchange rates, fair play and the 'grand bargain' $ FT / Morris Goldstein

Petrobulls' profitable pessimism Marketwatch / Peter Brimelow

Housing prices put Americans on the move CNN / Les Christie

Housing now a buyer's market, but buyers beware Knight Ridder / Kevin G. Hall

FL: Construction price increases driven largely by oil, cement St. Petersburg Times / James Thorner

The trial of Sarbanes-Oxley The Economist

Online ad revenues grow for third straight year AP via MSNBC

$400 GOOG too scary CNN / Adam Lashinsky

Dow at six-year high CNN / Steve Hargreaves, Alexandra Twin and Grace Wong

Big users feel pump pain Baltimore Sun / June Arney and Meredith Cohn

AZ: Leap in copper prices flooding Arizona's economy Arizona Republic / Max Jarman

Thursday's commodities roundup AP via Beaufort Gazette

Retail money funds rise in latest week AP via NJ Post

Goldman gurus strike it rich with hedge fund Wall Street Journal via Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Randal Smith

Not even a cat to rescue The Economist

CA: Employer Is for Open U.S. Door LA Times / Michael Hiltzik

Cities rebounding, suburbs declining, new study shows Urban Chronicles via Baltimore Sun / Eric Siegel

Happy days are here again—or are they? The Economist

Treasury yields edge up on inflation fears FT / Jennifer Hughes

Google First-Quarter Net Rises 60%, Beating Estimates Bloomberg / Jonathan Thaw

Dow Average Sets Six-Year High on Merck, GM Results, Oil's Drop Bloomberg / Nick Baker

Silver leads commodities correction FT / Darryl Thomson

BB&T earnings up 9.1 percent Charlotte Observer / Rick Rothacker

Mortgage Rates Highest in Nearly 4 Yrs. AP via Chicago Tribune / Jeannine Aversa

Hedge Your Gas Bill NY Post / Paul Tharp

Average gas price tops $3 a gallon statewide Sacramento Bee / Dale Kasler

China's not that difficult to figure out Seattle Post Intelligencer / Bill Virgin

US Treasury-fiscal tools poor way to cut trade gap Reuters

Trade Gap and Currency Top Bush, Hu Agenda AP via Forbes / Martin Crutsinger

A devalued yuan would heat inflation Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

U.S. leading indicators slip but jobs stay solid Reuters / Victoria Thieberger

FL: Home sales slip, condos soar South Florida Sun Sentinel / Jack Snyder

GM Posts $323 Million Loss, Beats Analysts' Forecasts Bloomberg / Greg Bensinger and Jeff Green

Thrusday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Marriott profits hit by accounting charge $ FT / Amy Yee

Nokia First-Quarter Profit Rises 21% as Sales Surge Bloomberg / Ville Heiskanen

Bank of America Profit Rises 13% on MBNA Acquisition Bloomberg / Will Edwards

Bank of New York quarterly profit rises 12 pct Reuters / Jonathan Stempel

J.P. Morgan Earnings Surge, but Consumer Business Lags NY Times / Eric Dash

Major economies called too complacent Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

Inflation in Europe stirs talk of rate rise IHT / Carter Dougherty

Bonds struggle for direction CNN

Treasuries slip on drop in U.S. jobless claims Reuters / Richard Leong

Gold, Silver Fall As Traders Take Profits AP via Minneapolis Star Tribune

Oil scales fresh peak in London BBC News

Can the New Fed Keep Eyes Off Rear-View Mirror? Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

Many benefit if Fed stops raising rates Christian Science Monitor / Ron Scherer and Matt Bradley

Holmes, Manager of Top-Performing Metals Fund, Sees $700 Gold Bloomberg / Sree Vidya Bhaktavatsalam

'Gold is a bitch' Telegraph / Paul Farrow

U.S. Leading Indicators Index Probably Was Unchanged in March Bloomberg / Courtney Schlisserman

Ford Probably Will Report a Profit Decline as SUV Sales Drop Bloomberg / Bill Koenig

China Economy Fueled by Investment, May Prompt Curbs Bloomberg / Nerys Avery

Japan's Trade Surplus Narrows on Rising Oil, Imports Bloomberg / John Brinsley


Bernanke and the Three Bears Business Week via MSNBC / Michael Englund

Seeing Through the Interest-Rate Static National Review / John Tamny

Prices forcing frugality as budgets run on empty AP via South Florida Sun Sentinel / Brad Foss

It's time for risk to matter in housing Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

CA: New signs of cooling housing market Sacramento Bee / Jim Wasserman

Government bonds in first rallies for weeks FT / Jennifer Hughes

Dollar in rough water and needing support FT / Steve Johnson

Business Conditions: What Slowdown? Morgan Stanley / Shital Patel and Richard Berner

The Dollar to Depreciate Gradually This Year Morgan Stanley / Stephen Jen

China: Bad Advice Morgan Stanley / Stephen Roach

Germany: What's Next for the Ifo? Morgan Stanley / Elga Bartsch and Thomas Gade

Japan: Assessing Post-Revision CPI Morgan Stanley / Takehiro Sato

Japan: Post-Koizumi: Economic Policy, Foreign Policy Morgan Stanley / Robert Alan Feldman

Asia/Pacific: The Stir-fried World Morgan Stanley / Andy Xie

Commerce's Gutierrez eyed for Treasury job Reuters via CNN

G-7 Says Economy `Strong', Urges Asian Currency Gains  Bloomberg / Kevin Carmichael and John Fraher

ICAP to acquire EBS Group for up to $825M AP via NJ Post

Job Matching: Evidence from the Beveridge Curve Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Rising oil prices worry finance ministers AP via Dallas Fort Worth Star Telegram / Jeannine Aversa

Oil breaks through record $75 CNN / Steve Hargreaves

Copper, Zinc, Silver Soar, Leading Rebound in Demand for Metals Bloomberg / Chanyaporn Chanjaroen

Gasoline soars amid reported shortages CNN / Steve Hargreaves

Long-term bonds up; short-term issues down AP via NJ Post

Is China strategy 'mercantilism'? Philadelphia Inquirer / Andrew Cassel

CO: Home seizures' ripple effect Denver Post / Aldo Svaldi

IL: Agent safety a selling point Chicago Tribune / Mary Umberger

FL: Two insurance companies to drop 186,000 home policies, many in S. Florida South Florida Sun Sentinel / Kathy Bushouse

Friday Gold Coin Prices AP via NJ Post

Gold, silver keep sliding Reuters via CNN

Oil Rises to a Record $74.10 on Concern About Iran, Nigeria Bloomberg / Mark Shenk

Volatile week leaves Treasuries where they started Reuters

Friday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

RadioShack Profit Plunges; Shares Fall AP via Forbes

Crunch time at GM Fortune via CNN / Alex Taylor III

Always Late / Stephen Taub

Ford reports $1.2 billion loss in first quarter AP via Houston Chronicle / Dee-Ann Durbin

McDonald's profit drops by most since 2002 AP via NJ Post

Jobless claims decrease sharply AP via Boston Globe

PNC's profits beat forecasts Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Dan Fitzpatrick

Can Commodities Thrive If Rates Stay Relatively Low? Wall Street Journal via Marketwatch

One of these things doesn't belong with the other Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

Taiwan: Ten-year bonds at lowest level in more than a year Bloomberg via Taipei Times

Why a strong economy is no GOP asset Christian Science Monitor / Linda Feldmann

MA: Foreclosure rates in Hub through roof Boston Herald / Scott Van Voorhis

Massachusetts Is First in Race No One Wants to Win Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

Forget Goldilocks, U.S. economy feels more like Jekyll and Hyde Knight Ridder / Kevin G. Hall

Colombian Bonds May Fall as Carrasquilla Says Rates Will Rise Bloomberg / Adriana Arai and Andrea Jaramillo

How real are results from hedge funds NY Times via IHT / Floyd Norris

Nothing Yet Invented Beats a Little Stash of Cash Bloomberg / Chet Currier

Mandelson accuses U.S. of making empty promises on trade IHT / James Kanter

Overqualified Immigrant Tech Central Station / Ilya Shapiro

A Mass Delusion Tech Central Station / Jagadeesh Gokhale

U.S. Companies Were More Successful Raising Prices, NABE Says Bloomberg / Courtney Schlisserman

GM's Wagoner Sees Turnaround in First-Quarter Loss Bloomberg / Doron Levin

Ericsson Posts Surprise Decline in Profit on Marconi Purchase Bloomberg / Maria Fredriksson

Crude oil prices rise above $73 a barrel AP via NJ Post / Gillian Wong

Crude Oil Trades Near $73 on U.S. Gasoline Disruption Concern Bloomberg / Nesa Subrahmaniyan

China's Yuan Drops on Lack of Concrete Measures From Hu in U.S. Bloomberg / Christina Soon

Russia: Boom Lifts Russia's Rich to New Highs Moscow Times / Conor Humphries

UK: How the consumer slowdown could squeeze Brown where it hurts Independent / Hamish McRae



Swapping homes beats hotels Westchester Journal News / Tara Weiss

CA: Mea culpa on that homeprice prediction Orange County Register / Jonathan Lansner

Bubble, schmubble - foil or trouble? IHT / Patrick L. Smith

A Penny for Your Thoughts, and 1.4 Cents for the Penny NY Times / Floyd Norris

Watch the dollar, not the yuan, Zhou says Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

DC: Doors Close for Real Estate Speculators Washington Post / Kirstin Downey

Not Your Father's Housing Market Euro Pacific via Safehaven / Peter Schiff

NV: Condo conversions still abound in Las Vegas Las Vegas Review Journal / Hubble Smith

FL: Housing market slowly shifting Clarion Ledger

FL: Citizens surprise: 3rd hike planned St. Petersburg Times / Tom, Zucco

The Federal Reserve and Housing: A Cluster of Errors? Lew Rockwell / Eric Englund

"They've" Got Us Believing... via Safehaven / Gary Tanashian

Google shares roll: Is $500 on the way? AP via Mercury News / Michael Liedtke

Will gas cost more than $4 in June? Wanna bet? Wichita Eagle / Deb Gruvner

Optimism for dropping oil prices is in short supply St. Louis Post Dispatch / David Nicklaus

Oil's climb unlikely to crest at $75 a barrel Houston Chronicle / Jenalia Moreno

Germany's Steinbrueck Sticks to Growth Forecast Amid Oil Gains Bloomberg / Brian Swint

Dollar Falls on Concern Fed Near End of Rate Boosts Bloomberg / Michael McDonald

Rich Americans Sending Their $ To Japan, India NY Post / Suzanne McGee


Currency market dangerous for dabblers AP via Beaufort Gazette / Michael P. Regan

America's borrower-industrial complex Marketwatch / Marshall Loeb

Oil Prices Fall Below $75 in Asia AP via Houston Chronicle

OPEC Head Predicts Oil Prices Will Fall AP via Houston Chronicle

Options rule used to lift US earnings FT / Richard Waters

US's Snow urges end to lend-and-forgive cycle Reuters

Specter Says Rising Gas Prices May Lead to Tax on Oil Profits Bloomberg / Jim Efstathiou Jr.

Going solo: Realtors strike out on their own, helped by technology such as the Internet Allentown Morning Call / Beth W. Orenstein

Condo developers find tough time in Vegas Knight Ridder via Bradenton Journal / Matthew Haggman

Rent increases accelerating in many markets across the West  AP via Arizona Daily Sun / Michael Liedtke

Emerging debt to monitor U.S. data, bonds Reuters / Manuela Badawy

Executives' pay remains as large as their egos St. Louis Post Dispatch / David Nicklaus

Buy the manager or buy the fund? Marketwatch / Jonathan Burton

Popularity of margin loans rising Wall Street Journal via Winston Salem Journal

Series I Bonds at 2%: What Happened? Wall Street Journal / Jonathan Clements

Dollar May Decline as Fed Rate Expectations Ease, Survey Says Bloomberg / Rodrigo Davies

Baby boomer exodus San Diego Union Tribune / Michael Kinsman

Oil Producers, Consumers Say Prices Will Stay High for Years Bloomberg / James Cordahi

FL: Home coverage hard to find South Florida Sun Sentinel / Kathy Bushouse

CA: Dice still tumbling in housing market Orange County Register / Jeff Collins

CA: Bargains forecast LA Times / Gayle Pollard-Terry

WA: Condo craze Tacoma News Tribune

Mortgage option goes from unknown to uncommonly popular Wall Street Journal and Washington Times

Growth Accelerated as Consumers Splurged: U.S. Economy Preview Bloomberg / Carlos Torres

Risking a standard of living Dallas Morning News / Scott Burns and Laurence J. Kotlikoff

Rates at Web Banks Beckon -- But Wait Wall Street Journal / Michael A. P:ollock

Commerce Bank Chief Talks Smack NY Post / Al Gregory

A Long Weill To Go NY Post / Hilary Kramer

Brokers' Roles May Conflict LA Times / Walter Hamilton

Fund Record May Not Speak For Itself Wall Street Journal / Jonathan Clements

Adviser's mistakes can cost you dearly Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / Humberto Cruz

Bulls defy dangers of soaring oil Scotsman / Bill Jamieson

Will oil prices kill Dow's rally? Newsday / Susan Harrigan

Dow Shrugs Off $75 Oil To Hit 6-Year High Wall Street Journal / Craig Karmin

If GM Fails, Then What? LA Times / Tom Petruno and John O'Dell

GM May Reverse Course: Get Smaller but Profitable LA Times / Tom Petruno

Congress Struggles With Pension Bill AP via Chicago Tribune / Jim Abrams

Iran: Crazy Like A Fox NY Post / Terry Keenan

EU incomers 'keeping interest rates down' Scotsman / Terry Murden

Do we need an IMF? Yes, but not this one Guardian – Observer / Heather Stewart

April good for stocks this year Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Gregory M. Drahuschak

A New Age of Perpetually High Oil/Gas Prices? Clif Droke Market Analysis via Safehaven / Clif Droke

Is it Time to Wake Up the Bear? Trading The Charts via Safehaven / Dominick

Are Rich Politicians Selfless Politicians? NY Times / Daniel Altman

Worried About Noisy Children, and Hedge Funds, Too NY Times / Ben Stein


CA: Gov't tackles jumbo loans Long Beach Press Telegram / Don Jergler

A darkening mood over Doha The Economist

Dollar falls against major currencies AP via NJ Post

Freddie Mac steps up mortgage purchases AP via St. Petersburg Times

Treasuries up ahead of week’s data FT / Richard Beales, Ivar Simensen and David Turner

Dollar sinks as G7 appeals for renminbi flexibility FT / Neil Dennis

Crude Realities National Review / Michael T. Darda

Monday's commodities roundup AP via Beaufort Gazette

Gas, debt costs pose a danger Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Bankruptcy changes are being felt Dallas Morning News / Pamela Yip

Costs hitting home Dallas Morning News / Steve Brown

Client’s Can’t Get $$ Back From Broken Broker NY Post / Zachery Kouwe

Out of Commissions Smartmoney / Will Swarts

“Social Security Reform Is Dead” . . .. long live Social Security reform National Review / Donald Luskin

Is Illinois' corruption worst of all states? Daily Herald via / John Patterson

WTO to miss key trade-deal date BBC News

MI: Home sellers get creative Lansing State Journal / Jeremy W. Steele

Convertible bond issues lift hedge funds Wall Street Journal via Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Alistair MacDonald

CEO of Sun Microsystems to Step Down AP via Forbes / Dan Goodin

U.S. Stocks Fall, Sending Dow From Six-Year High, on Earnings Bloomberg / Dune Lawrence

Oil prices fall below $74 in profit taking, but worries about Iran, Nigeria AP via Forbes / George Jahn

TD Ameritrade 2Q earnings more than double due to acquisition AP via San Diego Union Tribune / Josh Funk

Uncle Sam Seeks Accounting Break / Stephen Taub

Bush's Approval Rating Hits New Low as Gas Price Worries Grow Bloomberg / Holly Rosenkrantz

Time for a New Global Architecture Morgan Stanley / Stephen Roach

Review and Preview Morgan Stanley / Ted Wieseman and David Greenlaw

How Vulnerable Is the Economy to Another Energy Shock? Morgan Stanley / Richard Berner

U.S. investor optimism falls in April—survey Reuters

Bear Stearns Fund Manager O'Shaughnessy Pretends to See Future Bloomberg / Mark Gilbert

FDIC Banking Review FDIC

DIARY-Federal Reserve Events Reuters

Efficient Expropriation: Sustainable Fiscal Policy in a Small Open Economy Federal Reserve Bank of Boston / Mark Aguiar, Manuel Amador, and Gita Gopinath

U.S. Stocks Drop on Xerox, American Express; Oil Shares Fall Bloomberg / Dune Lawrence

Mondays Analysis / Marty Chenard

Oil, rising rates could spoil the party CNN / Chris Isidore

Snow says US can't curb imbalances on its own Reuters

American Express Profit Rises 18% on New Cardholders Bloomberg / Justin Baer

As Land Prices Cool, Consider Conserving Property Bloomberg / John Wasik

Yen Rises Versus Dollar as G-7 Seeks Gains in Asian Currencies Bloomberg / Rodrigo Davies and Joshua Krongold

Oil Alert: No Relief on Supply Morgan Stanley / Eric Chaney and Richard Berner

Supply Fears, Speculators Pumping Up Oil Prices LA Times / Ronald D. White

Warning flags flutter on economy Christian Science Monitor / David R. Francis

Treed bears' snouts scorched Marketwatch / Peter Brimelow

Once marginal, now kings of the oil world NY Times via IHT / Jad Mouawad

Bold idea for energy woes: global cooperation Christian Science Monitor / Howard LaFranchi

IMF gains new mandate as world economic watchdog Guardian / Larry Elliott

Just when, and by how much, will the US dollar depreciate? Taipei Times / J. Bradford DeLong

Asian Currencies May Extend Rally as G-7 Calls for Yuan Gain Bloomberg / Christina Soon

Dollar May Decline as Fed Rate Expectations Ease, Survey Says Bloomberg / Rodrigo Davies



A new gilded age $ FT / Martin Wolf

Strapped insurers flee coastal areas USA Today / Marily Adams

Bernanke expected to say data will drive Fed Reuters / Tim Ahmann

Bush on Gas Prices: Who's He Kidding? Tech Central Station / James K. Glassman

2006 Budget Executive Summary FDIC

Deal or no deal? Marketwatch / Dr. Irwin Kellner

Rising oil price not causing disaster Knight Ridder via Bradenton Herald / Kevin G. Hall

Michigan pulling itself out of slump USA Today / Haya El Nasser

CO: Analysts: Income shows Colorado economic recovery on track AP via Rocky Mountain News

The "Commodity Super Cycle" goes into Extra Innings Sir Charts a lot via Safehaven / Gary Dorsch

Crude futures fall to a one-week low Marketwatch / Myra P. Saefong

Copper hits record high on fund buying AP via Beaufort Gazette

Tuesday's commodities roundup AP via Beaufort Gazette

Canada: Rates rise, more to come CP via Toronto Star

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

ECB sceptical about governments' efforts to balance their budgets AFP via EU Business

German business confidence defies oil prices, strong euro to top 15-year high AFP via EU Business 1Q Earnings Slide 35 Percent AP via Forbes / Allison Linn

EU: The Buttonwood column: Revival $ The Economist

U.S. Stocks Fall the Most in Two Weeks on Interest-Rate Concern Bloomberg / Dune Lawrence

Treasury auditors find taxpayers may owe more than IRS thinks AP via San Diego Union Tribune / Mary Dalrymple

Treasuries Tumble as Confidence, Home Sales Unexpectedly Rise Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton

U.S. Treasury balances at Fed rose on April 24 Reuters

US mortgage rates unchanged on Tuesday – BestInfo Reuters

Job market's heating up ... how to get your share CNN / Jeanne Sahadi

SEC stepping up scrutiny of hedge funds $ FT / Stephen Schurr and Stephanie Kirchgaessner

Over A Barrel Forbes / Jessica Holzer

OH: House values may be rising Cincinnati Enquirer / Jeff McKinney

NY: Home Foreclosure Rates Soar NY Post / Lois Weiss

Treasuries extend losses after homes, confidence Reuters / Chris Reese

Treasuries Tumble as Confidence, Home Sales Unexpectedly Rise Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton

Copper hits record $7,000 level FT / Chris Flood

Tuesday Gold Coin Prices AP via NJ Post

Chicago Mercantile Exchange Profit Rises AP via Minneapolis Star Tribune

NYMEX Board Vote Prompts Blast From The Past NY Post / Zachery Kouwe

HSBC hires Morgan Stanley leverage finance bankers Reuters

Financial advisers miss mark by ignoring dynamic method Dallas Morning News / Scott Burns

Tuesdays Analysis / Marty Chenard

IBM boosts dividend 50% Reuters via CNN

AT&T quarterly profit beats estimates Reuters / Sinead Carew

Tough Day For Sanjay NY Post / Janet Whitman

U.S. consumer is key in global economy Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

U.S. April Consumer Confidence Unexpectedly Rises Bloomberg / Joe Richter

Bush announces energy initiatives FT / Andrei Postelnicu

Bush tries to ease pump woes AP via Denver Post / Nedra Pickler

March Sales of Previously Owned U.S. Homes Rise 0.3% Bloomberg / Bob Willis

Euro Rises Further Against Dollar AP via Houston Chronicle

Did NAFTA Spur Texas Exports? Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas / Anil Kumar

Buckle Up Daily Standard / Irwin Stelzer

DC: Ties to Far-Flung Homes Drive Commuters to Great Lengths Washington Post / Alec MacGillis

Housing Slump? Horton, Toll Bonds' Rally Shows It May Be Ending Bloomberg / Mark Pittman

One Day, That Economy Ticket May Buy You a Place to Stand NY Times / Christopher Elliott

U.S. Consumer Confidence, Home Sales Probably Fell, Survey Says Bloomberg / Joe Richter

Treasuries May Rise on Concern Consumer Confidence Will Decline Bloomberg / Shamim Adam

Investor Actions Speak Louder Than Experts' Words Bloomberg / Chet Currier

Oil cooler as Opec promises to keep output at maximum Guardian / Angela Balakrishnan

Canada: Increase to 4% will be sixth since July Toronto Star / Steven Theobald

South Korean Economy Grows 1.3% as Exports Accelerate Bloomberg / Seyoon Kim

Cost of Gas Puts Pressure On GOP Washington Post / Jeffrey H. Birnbaum and Steven Mufson

Guest workers vulnerable Christian Science Monitor / Danna Harman


I Smell Gas Slate / Jacob Weisberg

To Make a Long Story Short / Lawrence Carrel

Gas prices have workers eyeing telecommuting Reuters via MSNBC

Income gap grows Myrtle Beach Sun / David Wren

Commodities, Global Growth, and Inflation National Review / William P. Kucewicz

Oil companies post combined $16B in profits AP via Bradenton Journal / Brad Foss and Steve Quinn

Canada: Oil companies post combined $16B in profits CP via Toronto Star / Malcolm Morrison

BMA Completes 2006 Global Master Repurchase Agreement Legal Opinion Update Bond Market Association

BMA Statement On Treasury Request For Public Comment On Proposal For Securities Lender of Last Resort Facility Bond Market Association

McDonald's focuses on next rival: Wendy's AP via Beaufort Gazette

NYSE looking at broker, hedge fund Marketwatch / David Weidner

OH: U.S. housing-market decline could affect Ohio Akron Beacon Journal / Gloria Irwin

Housing slowing in most regions, Fed says Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

Number of unsold homes spikes AP via Myrtle Beach Sun / Martin Crutsinger

Treasury's Snow says U.S. economy in 'sweet spot' Reuters

Critics question Bush's plan to cut gas prices Gannett News via Lansing State Journal

Inflation Everywhere Slate / Daniel Gross

Many people want to work in retirement AP via MSNBC

Crude oil falls below $72 a barrel AP via Houston Chronicle / Brad Foss

Boeing 1Q Earnings Up 29 Percent to $692M AP via Baltimore Sun / Dave Carpenter

Many investors take on more risk; how far is too far? Wall Street Journal via Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Internet Population Hits New High in U.S. AP via Chicago Tribune

Mortgage Application Volume Down in Latest Survey Mortgage Bankers Association

Mortgage Applications Fall to Year's Low Reuters via Fox News

Wednesday's Metal Prices AP via NJ Post

Pain at the pump hurting drivers as well as station owners Dallas Fort Worth Star Telegram / David Wethe

Why gasoline prices won't go down LA Times via South Florida Sun Sentinel / Elizabeth Douglass

U.S. Stocks Rally on Earnings, Pushing Dow Back to 6-Year High Bloomberg / Dune Lawrence

Beige Book Federal Reserve Board

Fed Districts Report Labor Markets Are `Tightening' Bloomberg / Craig Torres

Fed: Lofty energy prices nag businesses AP via NJ Post

Oil Junkies Forbes / Jessica Holzer

U.S. Treasuries Fall After Orders for Durable Goods Increase Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton and Deborah Finestone

US' Snow says Treasury can limit GSE debt Reuters

Wednesdays Analysis / Marty Chenard

Simplifying Accounting Is No Simple Task / Marie Leone

Enron Witch Hunt NY Post / John Crudele

Will rates trip up emerging markets? Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

CA: County building permits fall 41% San Diego Union Tribune / Roger M. Showley

CA: Costly housing moves people Orange County Register / Jonathan Lansner

CA: Office space gets more pricey San Diego Union Tribune / Mike Freeman

U.S. New Home Sales Rise 13.8% in March to 1.213 Million Rate Bloomberg / Joe Richter

Oil steadies above $73 before inventory report Reuters via CNN

Eurozone yields rise on rate expectations FT / Ivar Simensen

Bernanke Prods Federal Reserve to Review Communication Strategy Bloomberg / Craig Torres

Piece of Florida's Disappearing Past Saved by Munis Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

Durable Goods Orders in U.S. Rose 1.8% in March, Survey Shows Bloomberg / Carlos Torres

Tony Snow to be named White House press secretary Marketwatch

Treasuries May Drop; Reports to Flag Resilience to Higher Rates Bloomberg / Shamim Adam

Top Ten Signs of a Precious Metals Bubble Euro Pacific via Safehaven / Peter Schiff

A US bid to ease gas prices Christian Science Monitor / Ron Scherer and Gail Russell Chaddock

UK: Trade gap filled by investment, says policymaker Guardian / Larry Elliott

Gold, Silver, Oil Bull Markets Now Look Frayed Bloomberg / Matthew Lynn


Business Capital Spending Federal Reserve Board / Donald L. Kohn

Harvard's new money man $ FT / Rebecca Knight

Chicago Fed Midwest Manufacturing Index Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Primary Dealers Survey Forecasts Peaking Interest Rates; U.S. Treasury Issuance Lower Than Last Quarter Bond Market Association

Trucking industry once again slows down MSBNC

Microsoft Profit Rises 16%; Forecast Trails Estimates Bloomberg / Dina Bass

Detroit automakers expect losses in sales Lansing State Journal / Sarah A. Webster and Michael Ellis

Janus Capital Group net income rises 80% Marketwatch / Kathie O'Donnell

Hot Commodities / Lisa Scherzer

Are speculators driving up the price of oil? Knight ridder / Kevin G. Hall

Silver bullet cocked and ready Marketwatch / John Spence

Lenders push home-equity deals Wall Street Journal via Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Ruth Simon

CO: Apartment vacancies on decline Denver Post / Margaret Jackson

U.S. House Clears the Way for Debate on Lobby Measure Bloomberg / Jonathan D. Salant

U.S. says China rate hike positive Marketwatch / Robert Schroeder

MI: Illegal immigrants reach 150,000 in Mich Detroit News / Louis Aguilar

Canada: Monetary Policy Report Bank of Canada

US mortgage rates unchanged on Thursday – BestInfo Reuters

Inventory figures hold key to housing Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

US stocks rise on Bernanke's rate pause suggestion Reuters / Chris Sanders

Xbox marks the sore spot CNN / Amanda Cantrell

U.S. Fed policymakers' recent comments Reuters

Fed eyes Fannie/Freddie debt, next regulator named Reuters / Kristin Roberts

Foreign cenbanks huge sellers of Treasuries in week Reuters

The political dangers of high petrol prices $ The Economist

Europe's somewhat troubled single currency $ The Economist

Jerry’s Bad Tie NY Post / Roddy Boyd

On top of the world The Economist

A host of problems The Economist

Why some states get less from Uncle Sam CNN / Jeanne Sahadi

Power without responsibility The Economist

Reefer madness The Economist

Bernanke: Treasury should weigh GSE debt limit tool Reuters

U.S. 2-Year Notes Rise the Most Since March on Bernanke Speech Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton

Treasuries jump on hint of rate rise pause FT / Jennifer Hughes, Joanna Chung and David Turner

Dollar Weakens After Fed's Bernanke Says Central Bank May Pause Bloomberg / Joshua Krongold and Michael McDonald

Outlook for the U.S. economy Federal Reserve Board / Ben S. Bernanke

Survey of Tenth District Manufacturers Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

Bernanke Says Increases May Pause `at Some Point' Bloomberg / Craig Torres

US growth to moderate later in year, says Bernanke FT / Jennifer Hughes and Sheila Jones

Bernanke Issues Fresh Warning on Inflation AP via Forbes / Jeannine Aversa

KC Fed manufacturing index 17 in April vs 26 in March Reuters

We Hardly Knew Ye, Conundrum; Now You're Gone Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

Thursdays Analysis / Marty Chenard

Oil Firms Cast as Villains LA Times / Elizabeth Douglas

Safeway 1Q profit rises 9 percent AP via NJ Post

Calculating the costs of pricey oil $ The Economist

U.S. March newspaper job ads slip, online ads soar Reuters

Jobless Claims Rise by Most in 6 Weeks AP via Forbes / Martin Crutsinger

A Stunning Display of Pricing Power by Guess Who? Bloomberg / David Pauly

Oil prices fall for 4th consecutive day AP via NJ Post / Brad Foss

China: Struggling to keep the lid on $ The Economist

As GM Goes, So Goes the Nation Pimco / Bill Gross

The 'Get Bernanke' Music Video Lew Rockwell / Gary North

Bernanke Won't Hint At Ending Rise in Rates Washington Post / Nell Henderson

M3b, Repos & Fed Watching Now and Futures via Safehaven / Bart

The Message of the Fed Cleveland Median CPI Market Thoughts via Safehaven / Henry To

All Asset Classes Are About to Correct DOCumenet via Safehaven / Deric O. Cadora

Second Thoughts in Congress on Oil Tax Breaks NY Times / Edmund L. Andrews and Michael Janofsky

The changing face of oil Boston Herald

With oil at $70 a barrel, firms try coal, shale, even turkeys Christian Science Monitor / Ron Scherer

What the Price of Gold Is Telling Us Lew Rockwell / Ron Paul

Why all gold doesn't glitter Christian Science Monitor / Karoun Demirjian

Inflation May Pick Up Just as Fed Seeks to End Rate Increases Bloomberg / Matthew Benjamin and Scott Lanman

Mortgage rates expected to continue climbing Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Patricia Sabatini

The Shareholder Spring NY Times / Gretchen Morgenson

Defying the commodities rally Marketwatch / David Callaway

Dollar Trades Near 7-Month Low Before Fed's Berrnanke Testimony Bloomberg / Ron Harui and Kosuke Goto

A Solution at the Stroke of a Pen Tech Central Station / Arnold Kling

Bush to Meet Big 3 for Talks on Fuel Issues and Pensions NY Times / Micheline Maynard

U.S. insurance bill upsets states / C. Vock

Why the world's markets shrug off fears over global trade imbalances Independent / Hamish McRae

Church of England stores up riches on Earth Guardian / Patrick Collinson

Soros is right to be scared of Russian monopolies Guardian / Nils Pratley

Broker's Upgrade of G.M. Helps Send Shares Higher AP via NY Times



Drivin' and Not Cryin'? Tech Central Station / Nick Schulz

How dumb does Big Oil think you are? Slate / Daniel Gross

GOP offers relief to oil consumers AP via Baltimore Sun / Maura Reynolds

Republicans may offend supporters with new gas-price proposals Knight Ridder / Steven Thomma

The Greatest Story Never Told National Review / Larry Kudlow

For now, housing appears to be safe Marketwatch / Peter Brimelow

CA: For now, housing appears to be safe Fresno Bee / Sanford Nax

Gold prices hit quarter-century records AP via Beaufort Gazette

Gold up over $18 on day, up almost 12% for April Marketwatch / Myra P. Saefong

A market bubble is still a bubble no matter how mean its pop Dallas Fort Worth Star Telegram via St. Louis Post Dispatch / Cecil Johnson

Can commodities prices climb higher? AP via Beaufort Gazette / Ellen Simon

FL: Insurance burden could fall on policy holders Miami Herald / Beatrice E. Garcia

FL: Gas prices pinch boaters Tallahassee Democrat / C.E. Scott

Barbecue time: Meat prices at 3-year lows Reuters via CNN

Economics Drive USD, Politics Drive CNY Morgan Stanley / Stephen Jen

Rebalancing Legitimized! Morgan Stanley / Stephen Roach

Colombia Unexpectedly Raises Interest Rate to 6.25% Bloomberg / Andrea Jaramillo

EU: Slowdown? What Slowdown? Morgan Stanley / Eric Chaney

As Profits Soar, Oil Industry Unapologetic AP via Chicago Tribune / Michael Liedtke and Brad Foss

Canadian dollar soars to 28-year high, bonds climb Reuters / Cameron French

Nasdaq Falls; U.S. Stocks End Week Little Changed Bloomberg / Dune Lawrence

Prospects for the Economy Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco / Janet L. Yellen

Time-Varying U.S. Inflation Dynamics and the New Keynesian Phillips Curve pdf Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco / Kevin J. Lansing

Inflation Targeting under Imperfect Knowledge pdf Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco / Athanasios Orphanides and John C. Williams

DIARY-Federal Reserve Events Reuters

Times Are Hard: On the Causes of the Business Cycle Ludwig von Mises Institute / Gene Callahan

Snow, as dollar falls, says mkts should set forex Reuters / Alister Bull

A Bank Supervisor's Perspective on Enterprise Risk Management Federal Reserve Board / Susan Schmidt Bies

Fed close to where it wants to be on rates-Bies Reuters / Gene Cherry

Bernanke's potential pause refreshes Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Treasuries mostly down; focus stays on Fed outlook Reuters / Chris Reese

U.S. Economy: Consumer Spending Fuels Faster Growth Bloomberg / Joe Richter

Rising gasoline = trouble for retailers CNN / Parija Bhatnagar

US consumer mood sours in April; gas prices weigh Reuters / Ellis Mnyandu

Dollar Falls to 11-Month Low Versus Euro as Rate Gap Narrows Bloomberg / Joshua Krongold

Conflicting numbers roil real estate Dallas Morning News / Steve Brown

TX: Area has more new homes than buyers, quarterly stats show Dallas Morning News / Steve Brown

Friday's Analysis / Marty Chenard

Vonage seeks $2.6bn valuation in IPO filing Reuters via FT

G3 Rate Rises Unlikely To Cause Crisis Forbes / Oxford Analytica

Bernanke Hints at Near-Term FOMC Pause Northern Trust via Safehaven / Paul Kasriel

Bernanke Delivers `There May Come a Time' Speech Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

To Fed, inflation threat looms largest Christian Science Monitor / Mark Trumbull

The Fed May Stand Back and Watch the Numbers for a While NY Times / Edmund L. Andrews

Bernanke Bets His Reputation, Foreshadows Interest-Rate Pause Bloomberg / Craig Torres

Jim `Municipal Bond' Lebenthal Tells His Life Story Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

Heavy-Metal Markets Cool as Bond Conundrum Fades Bloomberg / Mark Gilbert

Treasuries May Advance; Traders Cut Bets on Fed Rate Increases Bloomberg / Shamim Adam

U.S. Economy Grew at a 4.9% Rate in First Quarter, Survey Says Bloomberg / Joe Richter

Profits, Prices Spur Oil Outrage Washington Post / Steven Mufson and Shailagh Murray

Gold Rises in Asia as UN Iran Nuclear Deadline Approaches Bloomberg / Tan Hwee Ann

Who's Afraid of $100 a Barrel? Only Politicians Bloomberg / Amity Shlaes

DC: Rising Costs Throw Wrench Into Counties' Building Plans Washington Post / Bill Turque

Japan: Reaganomics Hits Snag in Japan Amid Recovery Bloomberg / William Pesek Jr.

WTO Is Stalled; Europe Is to Blame Tech Central Station / Alan Oxley

China May Take Further Steps to Cool Investment Boom Bloomberg / Philip Lagerkranser

China Raises Rates to Slow Its Economy NY Times / Keith Bradhser

Japan's Consumer Prices Rise for Fifth Straight Month Bloomberg / Mayumi Otsuma


Buying spree drives economy Washington Times / Patrice Hill

Michigan workers head west to plenty of jobs in Wyoming AP via Lansing State Journal / Jennifer Boyd

Bush rejects calls for tax on surging oil company profits AP via Detroit News / Jennifer Loven

GM: Wagoner's total pay cut in half Detroit Free Press / Michael Ellis

To Pause, or Not To Pause Thoughts From The Front Line via Safehaven / John Mauldin

WA: Latest on home prices: ‘Wow’ AP via Tacoma Times

New way to get the news Microsoft software can replicate your newspaper Seattle Post Intelligencer / Todd Bishop

Nonprofits lose major corporate donor with sale of Knight Ridder Knight Ridder via Kansas City Star / Pete Carey

Treasury 10-Year Yield Reaches Highest Since May 2002 on Data Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton

Gas cost fueling other price rises AP via South Florida Sun Sentinel / Jim Suhr

U.S. Economic Growth Surges in 1st Quarter LA Times / Joel Havemann

Dollar Slumps, Reviving Worries LA Times / Tom Petruno

Dollar Posts Biggest Monthly Decline Since 2003 on Fed Comments Bloomberg / Joshua Krongold

Treasury head talks about fuel Cincinnati Enquirer / Cliff Peale

Homeowners No. 1 employers of day laborers AP via NJ Post

Wal-Mart says April sales beat forecasts Reuters via CNN

After 35 years, Amtrak's future uncertain AP via Donna De La Cruz

Gold: Much More to Go Aden Forecast via Safehaven / Mary Anne & Pamela Aden

Gold at $635: Buy, Sell, or Hold? Lew Rockwell / Michael S. Rozeff

Vonage ready for float on New York stock exchange Guardian / Richard Wray

Raid Rumors Spark Fear Among Immigrants AP via Washington Post / Laura Wides-Munoz


CA: Commercial projects show confidence in economy Santa Cruz Sentinel / Jodi Gumz

Companies expense options, market yawns St. Louis Post Dispatch / David Nicklaus

EU imposes more trade sanctions on U.S. AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer / Constant Brand

May IPOs off to quiet start CNN / Grace Wong

Consider foreign-stock funds for reducing portfolio's risk Philadelphia Inquirer / Jeff Brown

Hedge funds try to limit risk to keep fees FT / Phil Davis

Nonfarm payrolls, productivity figures highlight busy week Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

Big box retailers jump into discount gasoline market Pittsburgh Post Gazxette / Teresa F. Lindeman

It's oil policy for dummies Philadelphia Inquirer / Andrew Cassel

Commodity trading fueling price of oil NY Times via IHT / Jad Mouawad and Heather Timmons

NY: Gas pains drive many from cars NY Daily News / Nancy Dillon and Rich Schapiro

A truer measure of America's ballooning deficit $ FT / Jim Cooper

As America Joneses for Oil, Washington Turns Enabler NY Post / Terry Keenan

Putting stock in brokers' pasts Dallas Morning News / Will Deener and Paul Foutch

Betting on a pause CNN / Alexandra Twin

Selling stock short shouldn't get blame for a precipitous decline Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Gregory M. Drahuschak

Powerful CEOs Cede Control As They Testify Chicago Tribune / Erin McClam

Growing Economy Propels Hiring, Factories: U.S. Economy Preview Bloomberg / Carlos Torres and Joe Richter

NV: Highrollers are folding in Sin City LA Times / Diane Wedner

Home sales packing up and moving Wall Street Journal via Denver Post / James R. Hagerty

CA: Hot home market eases into slower gear LA Daily News / Gregory J. Wilcox

Can Raw Materials Continue Their Run? LA Times / Tom Petruno

Upside of pricey oil: Impetus to improve Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Jack Markowitz

Don't treat electricity, oil markets as equals Baltimore Sun / Jay Hancock

Japan's Bonds Drop for Fifth Month on Concern Rates Will Rise Bloomberg / Issei Morita

EU: Two years on, bigger is in many ways better for EU $ FT / Stefan Wagsty

How economics is learning to lighten up $ FT / John Lloyd

World's Hottest Bonds Might Cool Off Wall Street Journal / Craig Karmin

A Bright Side To Recent Bond-Fund Losses Wall Street Journal / Diana Ransom

Don't Settle For 0% Return Wall Street Journal / Diana Ransom

New oil shock ahead as $100 spike looms Guardian – Observer / Oliver Morgan and Heather Stewart

An Insider-Trading Case With a B-Movie Plot NY Times Jenny Anderson and Michael J. De La Merced

When the Dollar Zigs, These Mutual Funds May Zag NY Times / J. Alex Tarquino

Fund mergers may put money in pursuit of wrong objective Marketwatch via Minneapolis Star Tribune / Chuck Jaffe

Are Poor Nations Wasting Their Money on Dollars? NY Times / Eduardo Porter

If No One Whispered 'Housing Bubble,' There'd Be No Worry NY Times / Hubert B. Herring

A Real Estate Boom That Keeps on Giving NY Times / Vivian Marino

Loss of Competition Is Seen in Health Insurance Industry NY Times / Robert Pear

Back to Basics: Are Stocks Too Cheap, or Too Expensive? U.S. News & World Report via NY Times / Paul J. Lim

Tips for Long-Held Stock Wall Street Journal / Kelly Greene

AOL: A Punching Bag in Need of a Big Hit NY Times / Richard Siklos

The Elliott Wave Pattern in the Dow Industrials and S&P 500 Technical Indicator Index via Safehaven / Robert McHugh

The BBC's digital future - but will it work? Guardian – Observer / Mark Thompson

Can't Take It Anymore? $ NY Times / Gretchen Morgenson

Oil and terror - such tricky bedfellows for Mr Bush Independent / Christopher Walker

UK: Misplaced one billion? You can run the economy Independent / Jason Nissé

Russia: Flushed with power, Russia has yet to learn how to handle its new strength Independent / Hamish McRae

Poorest farmers get no harvest from WTO Guardian – Observer / Heather Stewart

John Kenneth Galbraith, 97, Dies; Economist Held a Mirror to Society NY Times / Holcomb B. Noble and Douglas Martin

Liberal thinker JK Galbraith dies BBC News

Lobby reform push smashes into reality in Washington Scripps Howard via Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Lance Gay

If older workers want flexibility, will firms let them stay on the job? AP via Arizona Republic