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Do All Banks Have Moats? Morningstar / Jim Callahan

When mutual funds don't want your cash Wall Street Journal via Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Diya Gullapalli

Asian economies to grow 6.9% in 2006, IMF says Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

The Economics of the Oil “Crisis” National Review / Tom Nugent

New way to play distressed companies: Acquire the stock Wall Street Journal via Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Karen Richardson

Weekly Treasury rates highest in 5 years AP via Beaufort Gazette

The Yield Curve's Uncertain Message Morgan Stanley / Richard Berner

Global: World on the Mend Morgan Stanley / Stephen Roach

Bernanke on the brain CNN / Grace Wong

When abnormal becomes normal Marketwatch / Tom Kilgore

Stocks end lower on hit to rate hopes MarketWatch / Mark Cotton

Former bear turns bullish on global economy $ FT / Jennifer Hughes

Consumers spend more freely as incomes grow AP via Chicago Sun Times / Jeannine Aversa

SEC's Cox mulls more hedge fund regulation Marketwatch / Alexander Davis and David Callaway

Social Security, Medicare to run out sooner CNN / Jeanne Sahadi

Filling In The GAAP Forbes / Harvey L. Pitt

Immigration Reform On Whose Dime? Forbes / Mark Hopson and Thomas Green

Let me give you the best stock tip you'll ever get: Stay away! Detroit Times / Brian J. O'Connor

Amazon switches to Microsoft from Google $ Reuters via FT

Oil Companies Won't Fish Forbes / Jessica Holzer

Protests in America $ The Econbomist

Million-dollar typos turn big profits on the Web Washington Post via Detroit Times / Leslie Walker and Brian Krebs

Student loans - a life sentence CNN / Christian Zappone

Japan: Modifying Interest Rate Outlook Morgan Stanley / Takehiro Sato

German consumers fear worse times ahead FT / Ralph Atkins

Immigrants flex economic muscle in U.S. boycott Reuters / Jill Serjeant and Dan Whitcomb

High Gas Prices Will Last Years, Bush Aides Say South Florida Sun Sentinel / Paul Richter

Stocks End Lower on Fed Chief's Comments AP via Baltimore Sun / Christopher Wang

Fed's Stern says forecasts key to decision-making Reuters

Stern says no magic level on hurtful energy price Reuters / Ros Krasny

Nearing a Sustainable Balance of Economic Growth Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta / Jack Guynn

Bernanke says Fed still tough on inflation – CNBC Reuters

Board to hold four public hearings on the home equity lending market Federal Reserve Board

Fed's Guynn-Inflation still contained, under scrutiny Reuters

Oil jumps almost $2 a barrel AP via Houston Chronicle

U.S. Economy: Manufacturing Unexpectedly Accelerates Bloomberg / Courtney Schlisserman

Republican Ratings Lowest Since 1998, Poll Finds Bloomberg / Heidi Przybyla

US's Snow sees Social Security group by year-end Reuters

Mondays Analysis / Marty Chenard

U.S. Stocks Gain on Wal-Mart Sales; S&P 500 at Five-Year High Bloomberg / Daniel Hauck

Monday Gold Coin Prices AP via NJ Post

Monday's Metal Prices AP via NJ Post

Gold hits new record above $660 FT / Darryl Thomson

Crude Oil Rises as U.S. Urges UN to Impose Sanctions on Iran Bloomberg / Mark Shenk

U.S. Treasury Notes Fall After Spending, ISM Index Increase Bloomberg / Deborah Finestone and Elizabeth Stanton

Treasuries slip on core inflation above forecasts Reuters / John Parry

Should the IRS Audit More Taxpayers? Ludwig von Mises Institute / George Leef

Dollar sinks to one year low against euro FT / Darryl Thomson

US consumer spending, income top expectations Reuters / Chris Reese

Illegal workers: Boon for U.S. economy CNN / Chris Isidore

US bid to revive WTO trade talks BBC News

Goldman Sachs Teams With Aramark Chief for Buyout Bloomberg / Brett Cole and Heather Burke

Politicians Should Quit Gassing Bloomberg / John M. Berry

Who Says Money Can't Buy Happiness? Tech Central Station / Eugene Miller

How to 'sell in May' but not 'go away' Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

FL: Spec-house brokers are glass-half-full guys Palm Beach Post / Pat Beall

U.S. March Personal Spending Probably Rose 0.4%, Survey Says Bloomberg / Joe Richter

Oil Trades Above $71 as U.S. to Press for Sanctions on Iran Bloomberg / Gavin Evans

Yen at 6-Month High Versus Dollar on Prospect Rates to Rise Bloomberg / Kosuke Goto and Jake Lee

UK: Call this a crisis? The ravens haven't flown Guardian / Larry Elliott

Treasury 10-Year Returns Jeopardized by Bernanke's Rate Plans Bloomberg / Deborah Finestone and Al Yoon

China Needs More Volcker, Less Greenspan Bloomberg / William Pesek Jr.

Dollar to Fall on Expectations of Higher ECB Rates, Survey Says Bloomberg / Rodrigo Davies

Japan Should Decide Spending Cut Before Tax Rate, Tanigaki Says Bloomberg / Norie Kuboyama


Will We Have Fantasia At The Fed FreeMarketNews via Fiend’s SuperBear Page / Thomas Au

Fed and ECB communications stumble-What went wrong? Reuters / Stella Dawson

Blue-collar US sees a precarious future $ FT / Edward Luce

U.S. Fed policymakers' recent comments Reuters

Retirement warnings NY Daily News / Lore Croghan

Ameriquest branches to close - Laying off 3,800AP via Rocky Mountain News / Alex Veiga

Working on the housing boom CNN / Chris Isidore

Euro rises against dollar on new data AP via NJ Post

Canadian dollar tops 90 cents for 1st time AP via NJ Post

Death tax and taxes Marketwatch / Thomas Kostigen

House, Senate GOP near agreement on taxes Marketwatch / William L. Watts

Buttonwood Column: Can the old economy be as over-hyped as the new? The Economist

Gold futures climb above $670 Marketwatch / Myra P. Saefong

Tuesday's commodities roundup AP via Beaufort Gazette

Oil prices top $74 a barrel AP via MSNBC

Bernanke slips on Bartiromo peel Marketwatch / Greg Robb

The Best Brokerage Analysts Forbes / Jody Yen

WTO moving closer to trade deal BBC News

Breaking Up Is Hard to Do Tech Central Station / Max Schulz

Honeymoon over for Bernanke CNN / Grace Wong

Unlikely optimist makes hopeful case Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Treasuries rise modestly, still mulling Fed signals Reuters / John Parry

April U.S. vehicle sales up 16.9 pct Reuters

Tuesday's Metal Prices AP via NJ Post

Ford sales fall 7 percent in April AP via NJ Post / Dee-Ann Durbin

U.S. Stocks Rise on Verizon Profit; S&P 500 Nears 5-Year High Bloomberg / Daniel Hauck

Global: Factories boom at 20-mth high, inventories worry Reuters

Oil climbs above $74 on Iran, fund-buying Reuters via CNN

Treasurys higher as pending home sales decline Marketwatch / Leslie Wines

Dunking Distressed Debt Forbes / Liz Moyer

What's going on with the I bonds? Philadelphia Inquirer / Jeff Brown

2005 Annual Report Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

CO: Rising costs increasingly unhealthy Denver Post / Al Lewis

U.S. March Pending Home Resales Decline to 2-Year Low Bloomberg / Victor Epstein

Tuesdays Analysis / Marty Chenard

Verizon First-Quarter Profit Falls 7.1% on MCI Costs Bloomberg / Rebecca Barr and J. Kyle Foster

Countrywide CEO Gets $160 Million LA Times / Kathy M. Kristof

Democrats Manufacture "Economic Crimes" Ludwig von Mises Institute / William Anderson

CO: Downtown dwellers sought Denver Post / Margaret Jackson

In Search of Clouds Daily Standard / Irwin Stelzer

A Disaster of Epic Proportions CMI Ventures via Safehaven / Christopher Galakoutis

High Yielding 1-Year CDs USA Today / Sandra Block

Credit Suisse Profit Rises 36% on Trading Rebound Bloomberg / Alice Ratcliffe

Don't Do It, Google Lew Rockwell / Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr.

Commodities' Mighty Rally Suffers From Fatal Flaw Bloomberg / Chet Currier

Global Turmoil Feeds Speculators Oil Frenzy NY Post / Paul Tharp

Bold bid to cut 'pork' in Congress Christian Science Monitor / Gail Russell Chaddock

DC: Houses and Condos Are Staying on the Market Longer Washington Post / Tomoeh Murakami Tse

MA: Hub home sales up as burbs languish Boston Herald / Jerry Kronenberg

CA: Businesses feel day of absences Long Beach Press Telegram / Felix Sanchez and Don Jergler

PA: Steady local jobless rate masks growth as employers add workers Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Patricia Sabatini

KS: By Many Measures, Recovery is Strong Wichita Eagle / Nicholas Jungman

Crude futures steady under $74 a barrel AP via Bradenton Journal / Gillian Wong

FL: Senate approves energy bill revised to please Gov. Bush Palm Beach Post / Kristi E. Swartz

U.S. Braces for Attack of the Giant Theocons Bloomberg / Andrew Ferguson

Canada: Par in sight as dollar nears 90¢ Toronto Star / Steven Theobald

Fed's Pause May Send Asian Currencies Higher Bloomberg / Andy Mukherjee

European April Manufacturing Grew Most in Five Years, PMI Shows Bloomberg / Evalinde Eelens

UK: Wealth, war, riots ... are we back in the Summer of Love? Independent / Stephen King

Bernanke Gets a Crash Course in Leadership After Dinner Remark Bloomberg / Rich Miller

Treasuries May Fall; Economic Data Support Higher Rate Outlook Bloomberg / Shamim Adam

Courage of their convictions Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

Dollar Rises After Bernanke Says Market Misread His Testimony Bloomberg / Kosuke Goto and Ron Harui

I's Time to Welcome Gazprom to Europe's Market Bloomberg / Matthew Lynn


Two Long-Run Issues for the U.S. Economy Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago / Michael H. Moskow

Alternative Arrangements for the Distribution of Intraday Liquidity Federal Reserve Bank of New York

For Social Security, the crisis year is coming fast St. Louis Post Dispatch / David Nicklaus

Is Social Security as bad off as latest report indicates? Marketwatch / Robert Powell

IRS plan to use private tax collectors runs into snags USA Today / Kevin McCoy

Congress Running on Empty / Mark Glassman

Mythology of the Minimum Wage Ludwig von Mises Institute / DW MacKenzie

Home Mortgages AP via NJ Post

CA: Foreclosure activity rises Oakland Tribune / Eve Mitchell

The incredible shrinking car companies CNN / Alex Taylor III

Dow Jones average has best close in six years Long Beach Press Telegram

Looking for the Silver Lining / Lawrence Carrel

AZ: Skilled trades jobs on the rise in Arizona AP via Arizona Daily Sun

Bolivian seizure of oil, gas fields worries foreign governments Christian Science Monitor / Arthur Bright

Canada: Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce Bank of Canada

Mexico: What Ails Mexico’s Economy? National Review

Municipal bonds up to bat Marketwatch / Jonathan Burton

Bonds prices fall on robust economic data AP via Beaufort Gazette

Fed struggles to convince markets of its own uncertainty Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Greg Ip

House passes bill to limit lobbyists Marketwatch / William L. Watts

$3-a-gallon gas: Blame Washington, not Big Oil Fortune via CNN / Nelson D. Schwartz

CA: Foreclosures up; experts not worried Contra Costa Times / James Temple

Wednesday's commodities roundup AP via Beaufort Gazette

Gold prices pull back from 25-year highs AP via Beaufort Gazette

Do speculators pump up prices? Philadelphia Inquirer / Andrew Cassel

Stocks Recover But Still End Lower; Volume Rises A Bit Investors Business Daily / Vincent Mao

'Liability' is getting too much leeway Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Starbucks 2Q earnings rise 27 percent AP via Philadelphia Inquirer / Elizabeth M. Gillespie

Qwest posts higher earnings AP via Denver Post / Catherine Tsai

How to tell if you are really beating the market Wall Street Journal / Jonathan Clements

Nasdaq increases LSE stake to 18.7% $ FT / Norma Cohen and John Authers

Euronext in Deutsche merger talks BBC News

Europe must relax its inflation test for euro entrants $ FT / Willem Buiter and Anne Sibert

Wednesday Gold Coin Prices AP via Forbes

Oil sinks on surprise build in supplies CNN / Steve Hargreaves

Community Revitalization: Lessons from Anacostia Federal Reserve Board / Ben S. Bernanke

Fed Chief Urges Teamwork in Communities AP via Chicago Troibune / Jeannine Aversa

DIARY-Federal Reserve Events Reuters

U.S. Treasuries Fall After ISM's Non-Factory Index Increases Bloomberg / Deborah Finestone

Wednesday's Analysis / Marty Chenard

Microsoft may aim for Yahoo! Acquisition CNN

Time Warner Profit Jumps 60 Pct. to $1.46B AP via Forbes

Derivatives point to 200,000 new US jobs for April Reuters

U.S. Economy: Growth in Service Industries Quickens Bloomberg / Bob Willis

Post Office Proposes 3-Cent Rate Increase AP via Chicago Tribune / Randolphe E.Scmid

AFGI Urges Puerto Rico To Close Gap Bond Buyer / Adam L. Cataldo

Bernanke Couldn't Be Clearer -- You Hear That? Bloomberg / John M. Berry

Maria, Fed Head Go Head-To-Head NY Post / Paul Tharp

GDP Is A Terrific Coincident Indicator Northern Trust via Safehaven / Paul Kasriel

German financials tout market conditions Marketwatch / Steve Goldstein

Reasons Change for Refinancing Washington Post / Kristin Downey

Ameriquest’s Ambassador of Doom NY Post / Paul Tharp

How Close is a Real Estate Meltdown? Clif Droke Market Analysis via Safehaven / Clif Droke

When Will the Mainstream Recognize the Silent Dollar Crash? Econotech via Safehaven

Dollar Falls; Report May Show Growth in Service Industry Slowed Bloomberg / Chris Young and Ron Harui

How $3 gas could push US drivers to shift Christian Science Monitor / Mark Trumbull

Oil prices rise toward $75 a barrel AP via Contra Costa Times

Oil Executives Strike Gushers as Highest Paid Bloomberg / Graef Crystal

Gold Rises to 25-Year High as Oil, Iranian Fears Prompt Buying Bloomberg / Chia-Peck Wong

Bank of Japan may raise rates in June AP via Akron Beacon Journal / Hans Greimel

Will real estate agents go the way of travel agents? Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Elwin Green

How black and blue is the greenback? Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

Australia Unexpectedly Raises Key Rate Quarter Point Bloomberg / Hans van Leeuwen

Silencing a Hornet's Nest Tech Central Station / Glenn Harlan Reynolds

Asian Economies Can't Grow Out of Corruption Bloomberg / William Pesek Jr.

Fresh surge in commodity prices raises fears of unsustainable speculative bubble Independent / Philip Thornton

Russia: Gas Trader Emerges From the Shadows Moscow Times / Catherine Belton



Bond traders prepare for ‘Payrolls Friday’ FT / Jennifer Hughes and Paul J Davies

Marketers dream up gas giveaways USA Today / Chris Woodyard

Dollar up for discussion as faithful gather $ FT / Richard Beales

Oil prices fall below $70 a barrel AP via Toronto Star / Brad Foss

WI: Home construction slows in Wisconsin to 7-year low Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / Michele Derus

The Birth of the Boom National Review / Donald Luskin

Manulife splits stock on record profit CP via Toronto Star

Electronic Arts racks up losses AP via Mercury News / May Wong

Fed's Moskow says banks need to help immigrants Reuters

Annual Meeting Covering Various Asset Classes, May 19th Bond Market Association

U.S. labor costs climb, sparking inflation worries Reuters / Alister Bull

Agency miscalculated U.S. income in March AP via Myrtle Beach Sun / Jeannine Aversa

Derivative traders see April US payrolls at 202,200 Reuters

More workers drop health insurance AP via Beaufort Gazette / Kevin Freking

'Supply shock' adding to oil woes: Yergin Marketwatch / William L. Watts

The $4 gallon of gas South Florida Sun Sentinel / William Neikirk

Gas price hike is agony for truckers AP via Long Beach Press Telegram /  Jim Suhr

Thursday's commodities roundup AP via Beaufort Gazette

Prices, Profits, and Economic Literacy Tech Central Station / Pete Geddes

Two Republicans seek Senate floor debate on GSEs Reuters

CBO: Deficit could be less than $300B Reuters via CNN

Senate Approves Legislation That Faces Veto Threat Bloomberg / Brian Faler

Retail money funds fall in latest week AP via Beaufort Gazette

Spreading the Risks / Lisa Scherzer

A very curious right-wing mutual fund Slate / Daniel Gross

Morningstar 1Q profit balloons to $13.4M AP via Beaufort Gazette

Mutual funds to report suspicious trades AP via Beaufort Gazette

A long, long commute Knight Ridder via The State / Gary Richards

Warren Buffett acolytes descend on Omaha Reuters via MSNBC

World oil prices ripple through state capitols / Eric Kelderman

Eurozone ministers upbeat on growth despite oil price threat AFP via EU Business

U.S. sees IMF role in fixing imbalances AP via NJ Post / Ashok Sharma

Decoding the Fed's confusing message CNN / Alexandra Twin

Productivity and U.S. Macroeconomic Performance: Interpreting the Past and Predicting the Future with a Two-Sector Real Business Cycle Model Federal Reserve Bank of Boston / Peter N. Ireland and Scott Schuh

U.S. 30-, 15-year mortgage rates up for a 6th week Reuters

Into the fold The Economist

Damned if you do The Economist

Increasing Trend of Smuggling Currency from the U.S. into Mexico FDIC

U.S. automakers could face re-run of price wars Reuters / Jui Chakravorty

Another surprise bull joins the herd Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Turkey: Coming apart? The Economist

Watch out, India $ The Economist

Japan: Depends on where you are $ The Economist

EU: The revived debate on the EU constitution $ The Economist

Treasuries steady before jobs, after labor costs hurt Reuters / John Parry

Household energy expenditures, 1982 - 2005 Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago David B. Cashin and Leslie McGranahan

Supervisory Perspective on Current Bank Capital, Market Risk, and Loan Product Issues Federal Reserve Board / Susan Schmidt Bies

The Challenge of Energy Policy in New England Federal Reserve Bank of Boston / Carrie Conaway

Rising rents may push CPI higher, Fed's Bies says Reuters

U.S. Retailers Gain as Shoppers Shrug Off Gas Prices Bloomberg / Cotten Timberlake

Thursdays Analysis / Marty Chenard

Why VOIP is headed for your cell phone Business 2.0 via CNN / Patrick Baltatzis

Kodak Posts 6th Straight Quarterly Loss AP via Forbes / Ben Dobbin

Tyco Second-Quarter Profit Rises on Drop in Expenses Bloomberg / Rachel Layne

Jobs Report Could Burst Market’s Bubble NY Post / John Crudele

Productivity Rebounds in 1st Quarter AP via Forbes / Jeannine Aversa

Copper at new high as BHP stokes supply fears FT / Neil Dennis

Congress' Impossible Feat Forbes / Jessica Holzer

Bank of England holds rates at 4.5 per cent FT / Jamie Chisholm

European Economies: Trichet Says Rate Increase `Warranted' Bloomberg / John Fraher

Who Owns the Internet? Ludwig von Mises Institute / Tim Swanson

MA: Real estate agents nix overpriced new listings Boston Herald / Scott Van Voorhis

U.S. 1st-Quarter Productivity Rose 3%,  Bloomberg Survey Shows Bloomberg / Joe Richter

UBS First-Quarter Profit Rises on Fund Management Fees, Trading Bloomberg / Alice Ratcliffe

When Corporate Bosses Sign Each Other's Pay Checks Bloomberg / David Pauly

Tax Deal Sets Day of Reckoning Washington Post / Jonathan Weisman

What Congress Can Do About Soaring Gas Prices Lew Rockwell / Ron Paul

Bush Seeks to Mend Congressional Ties as Agenda, Polls Falter Bloomberg / Catherine Dodge

Economic Summit Takes On Anacostia Washington Post / Neil Irwin

Bolivian Gas Takeover Sets a Familiar Scene Washington Post / Steven Mufson

UK: Why we may be moving into a period of higher interest rates Independent / Hamish McRae

Gold Is Getting Overbought Wall Street Window via Safehaven / Michael Swanson

Crude Oil Falls for 2nd Day After Jump in U.S. Gasoline Supply Bloomberg / Gavin Evans

Yen Drops After Tanigaki Says G-7 Didn't Seek a Weaker Dollar Bloomberg / Chris Young

UK: Commerce Will Dictate Fate of England Ace Rooney Bloomberg / Mark Gilbert


Microsoft hopes ad system can push Google off pedestal Knight Ridder via Akron Beacon Journal / Elise Ackerman

Rate rises spell end of stock growth -- or not Marketwatch / Steve Goldstein

Some see Fed's nod to pausing interest hikes as problem AP via Charlotte Observer / Eileen Alt Powell

Dollar suffers third-straight week of losses FT / Steve Johnson

Oil sector braces for hurricane season Marketwatch / Jasmina Kelemen

Why Spending Has Got to Give Real Clear Politics / David R. Henderson

FOMC seeks calm, clarity after perfect storm Marketwatch / Greg Robb

Janus shares rise after upgrade Investor’s Business Daily / Kathie O’ Donnell

Growth funds are going old-school Wall Street Journal via Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Diya Gullapalli

Mexico's economy grows, but job creation 'missing' Washington Times / Jeffrey Sparshott

The Doha Joke Real Clear Politics / Alvaro Vargas Llosa

Gold's new luster is burnished by uncertainty Marketwatch / Myra P. Saefong

Buying a Place Far From the City Real Estate Journal via Marketwatch / June Fletcher

No end in sight for climbing rates AP via Myrtle Beach Sun / Jeannine Aversa

U.S. Stocks Advance, Sending Dow Average to Third-Highest Close Bloomberg / Daniel Hauck

U.S. Officials Object to Japan Move to Stem Yen Rise Bloomberg / Rich Miller

A car that could save the planet—fast Business 2.0 via CNN / Michael V. Copeland

DIARY-Federal Reserve Events Reuters

Annual Report Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Economic Perspectives Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

How long will the junk party last? Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Treasuries Rise After Economy Adds Fewer Jobs Than Forecast Bloomberg / Deborah Finestone and Elizabeth Stanton

Moody's may cut GM senior unsecured debt Reuters

Americans borrow less freely in March AP via Dallas Fort Worth Star Telegram / Jeannine Aversa

Welcome to the dead zone Fortune via CNN / Shawn Tully

Berkshire Reports 70% Profit Increase, Buys Toolmaker Bloomberg / George Stein and Jesse Westbrook

Wall St Week Ahead: Fed in focus as Dow flirts with record Reuters / Ellis Mnyandu

Jobs Data Send Dow to New 6-Year High AP via Forbes / Christopher Wang

US rate futures lean toward one-and-done for Fed Reuters / Ros Krasny

Imbalances Matter More than Ever Morgan Stanley / Stephen Roach

Treasuries rally as data ease rate rise fears Ft / Jennifer Hughes and Paul J Davies

Treasuries Rise After Economy Adds Fewer Jobs Than Forecast Bloomberg / Deborah Finestone

Dollar Falls After U.S. Economy Adds Fewer Jobs Than Forecast Bloomberg / Joshua Krongold and Daniel Kruger

Currencies: The Structural Integrity of the 'De Facto Dollar Zone' Morgan Stanley / Stephen Jen and Charles St-Arnaud

Friday's Analysis / Marty Chenard

Short Times-ers NY Post / Keith J. Kelly]

Washington Post 1Q profit up 16 percent AP via Seattle Times

The Dollar and Inflation Morgan Stanley / Richard Berner

Consumer Confidence Hits 7-Month Low AP via Forbes / Jeannine Aversa

US wage growth at 5 year high as payrolls disappoint FT / Christopher Swann

U.S. April Payrolls Rise 138,000; Hourly Wages Jump Bloomberg / Courtney Schlisserman

CO: Metro unsold homes hit record in April Denver Post / Aldo Svaldi

Gold reaches new 25-year high in London AP via NJ Post

How to cash in on high oil prices Philadelphia Inquirer / Andrew Cassel

Oil Prices Back Above $70 a Barrel AP via Minneapolis Star Tribune

Federal Reserve And Inflation Targeting - First Do No Harm Northern Trust via Safehaven / Paul Kasriel

Bankruptcy, Politics, IRS Disturb Bondholder Dreams Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

Stronger Canadian Dollar Not Totally Welcome Up North NY Times / Ian Austen

Employers Added 200,000 Jobs in U.S. During April, Survey Shows Bloomberg / Courtney Schlisserman

Metals: Bull in Bear's Skin? Safehaven / Antal E. Fekete

What Stocks Need for a 20 Percent Gain This Year Bloomberg / Chet Currier

NYSE raises $1.5bn in secondary stock offering $ FT / Anuj Gangahar and John Authers

Going Online for Savings NY Times / Jennifer A. Kingson

Eminent Dominion Lew Rockwell / Daniel M. Ryan

Conflicting Loyalties as Republicans Confront High Gas Prices NY Times / Edmund L. Andrews

U.S. Scales Back Export Control Proposal After Outcry Bloomberg / Mark Drajem

Who'd be a nanny? Guardian / Diane Taylor

EU Finance Chiefs Say Economy Strong Enough to Withstand Risks Bloomberg / John Fraher and Simon Kennedy

The fallout from a falling dollar Christian Science Monitor / Ron Scherer

Euro Heads for Fourth Weekly Gain as ECB Likely to Raise Rates Bloomberg / Chris Young and Ron Harui

Oil May Fall as U.S. Refiners Bolster Fuel Output, Survey Shows Bloomberg / Mark Shenk

Australian Central Bank Says Rate Rise to Damp Prices Bloomberg / Victoria Batchelor

UK: City expects rate rise this year Guardian / Larry Elliott


Time to buck the trend and invest in the US Telegraph / Alison Steed

Risky investment trends raise a red flag Dallas Morning News / Scott Burns

DC: Sold -- or Not: When Home Buyers Walk Washington Post / Sandra Fleishman

Canada: Mr. Dodge dodging bullets with soaring loonie, grumpy Premier Globe and Mail

Car-loan payoff taking longer Dow Jones via The State / Allison Bisbey Colter

S.C. coast insurance costs jump The State / Jim DuPlessis

Buffett: Real estate slowdown ahead Money via CNN / Jason Zweig

China sees 9.5 pct growth, slower FX reserves rise Reuters / Kevin Yao

Job creation soft; retail blamed Chicago Tribune / James P. Miller

Poll: High gas prices hurt many Americans AP via Charlotte Observer / Will Lester

High prices prompt 1970s comparisons Chicago Tribune / William Sluis

Treasuries Fall for the Week as Reports Spark Inflation Concern Bloomberg / Deborah Finestone and Elizabeth Stanton

Dollar Falls to Year Low Versus Euro on Fed Pause Speculation Bloomberg / Joshua Krongold and Daniel Kruger

Democrats call for federal anti-gouging law Marketwatch

Global windfall tax on oil firms suggested AP via Washington Times

Buffett Works on $15 Bln Deal; Says It Isn't Likely Bloomberg / George Stein and Jesse Westbrook

It Really Has Been Tough to Make Money Lately NY Times / Floyd Norris

US Payrolls: Ominous Justification for Further Dollar Selling Forex News via Safehaven / Ashraf Laidi

As Profits Surge, Oil Giants Find Hurdles Abroad NY Times / Jad Mouawad

Ameriquest Loan Volume Plunges LA Times / E. Scott Reckard

WA: Even the high-end homes get snatched up quickly Seattle Times / Elizabeth Rhodes

NV: No More Cheap Shrimp Cocktail NY Times / Matt Richtel

S&P gives favorable sovereign ratings to Asian governments Taipei Times

The last bear just roared - so should we start running for cover? Guardian / Larry Elliott



Big caps may be ready to seize biggest gains Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / Kathleen Gallagher

Paychecks finally are getting fatter St. Louis Post Dispatch / David Nicklaus

US seeks de facto financial sanctions on Iran FT / Edward Alden and Caroline Daniel

Wachovia Buying Golden West in $25 Billion Deal AP via NY Times

Click fraud could tarnish Google image AP via South Florida Suin Sentinel / Michael Liedtke

Yahoo unveils overhaul of online advertising $ FT / Richard Waters

It’s Not Just China Depressing Bond Rates NY Post / John Crudele

CA: Patience not a virtue in housing LA Daily News / Gregory J. Wilclox

TX: Houston home prices on upswing after period of small annual gains Houston Chronicle / Nancy Sarnoff

FL: Palm Beach condos go back to rentals Knight Ridder via Bradenton Journal / Eve Samples

Elliott Wave on the USD: At an Important Juncture Elliott Wave Chart Site via Safehaven / Dan Stinson

Worldwide survey estimates 694 mln adult Web users Reuters / Eric Auchard

Fed May Raise Rates, Then Pause, Biggest Bond Trading Firms Say Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton and Deborah Finestone

For Those Handicapping the Future a Fed 'Pause' Won't Be End of Story LA Times / Tom Petruno

Inflation hinders pause in rate hikes AP via Dallas Fort Worth Star Telegram / Eileen Alt Powell

CA: Signs of the times Sacramento Bee / Jim Wasserman

Good news lurks behind the bad Philadelphia Inquirer / Andrew Cassel

Retail Sales Strengthened in April: U.S. Economy Preview Bloomberg / Vince Golle

Earnings deserve more respect than interest rates Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Gregory M. Drahuschak

Goliath vs. Goliath LA Times / Jim Puzzanghera

Two-tier stocks raise fairness issue Sacramento Bee / Dale Kasler

Subconscious work of ego leads to investor delusions Philadelphia Inquirer / Jeff Brown

Pushing up profits Orlando Sentinel / Richard Burnett

Dollar May Extend Decline to Longest Since August, Survey Says Bloomberg / Kabir Chibber

Buffett Cuts Currency Bet; Iscar Reflects New Hedge Bloomberg / George Stein and Jesse Westbrook

Long-term homeowners do better Washington Post via Boston Herald / Kenneth R. Harney

Asian currency integration `not in sight' Bloomberg via Taipei Times

This Pause May Have to Wait NY Times / Conrad De Aenlle

For Bush, the Economy Is a Glass Half Empty NY Times / David Leonhardt

Finding Comfort (and New Friends) in Gold NY Times / Landon Thomas, Jr.

A problem too jumbo-sized for Bill Gates to solve? Guardian – Observer / John Naughon

The Mystery of the Stock Price and the Strike Price NY Times / Mark Hulbert

Investors call for break-up of Unilever Guardian – Observer / Richard Wachman

Boeing Bets the House on Its 787 Dreamliner NY Times / Leslie Wayne

AZ: Yuma a sizzling hot spot Arizona Republic / Craig Harris

UK: Suddenly, Britain looks ready for a summer rate rise Independent / David Hillier

UK: Bank to hold fire, Fed to pull trigger, 3i to shoot from hip Independent / Danny Fortson

Who will inherit the mantle of JK Galbraith? Guardian – Observer / Heather Stewart

Say nothing but good of Galbraith Guardian – Observer / William Keegan


Gas prices fuel telecommuting Christian Science Monitor / Marilyn Gardner

The Immigrant Economy Slate / Daniel Gross

Housing slowdown appears to be spreading nationwide Dow Jones via San Diego Union Tribune / Janet Morrissey

Out in the cold? $ The Economist

Beware of being indebted to envy Baltimore Sun / Eileen Ambrose

At root of Fed, market split: lag from past rate hikes Marketwatch / Greg Robb

Dollars on Sale, 30 Percent Off Benson's Economic & Market Trends via Safehaven / Richard Benson

ETFs can fill holes in a portfolio Chicago Tribune via Contra Costa Times / Gail Marksjarvis

Markets on Hold for Fed Decision Washington Post / Jerry Knight

Bernanke's balancing act means slow times ahead $ FT / Stephen Cecchetti

Janus CEO buys nearly $1.5M in shares AP via NJ Poast

Treasuries slip before auctions, Fed meeting Reuters / Ellen Freilich

Oilman blames politics for kickback charges Houston Chronicle / David Ivanovich

A Comet In Copper Forbes / Martin Sosnoff

Dell Warns 1Q Earnings Will Miss Mark AP via LA Times / David Koenig

Stocks barely budge ahead of Fed meeting AP via Chicago Sun Times / Christopher Wang

Newspaper circulation down as readers turn to internet FT / Aline van Duyn

Monday money rates AP via NJ Post

Dollar slides against Asian currencies FT / Steve Johnson

Economy up? Down? You make the call AP via Charlotte Observer / Tom Raum

The Root of All Evil? Pimco / Paul McCulley

Dollar Depreciated in April Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Monthly Mutual Fund Report Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Bubble's bursting on all fronts Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Job market to boom as baby boomers retire AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer / Meg Richards

Oil Falls to 3-Week Low on Iranian President's Letter to Bush Bloomberg / Mark Shenk

Dollar Spin Morgan Stanley / Stephen Roach

Dollar falls to new low against Yen AP via NJ Post

Pause or Not, the Fed Has More to Do Morgan Stanley / Richard Berner

DIARY-Federal Reserve Events Reuters

Review and Preview Morgan Stanley / Ted Wieseman and David Greenlaw

Treasuries steady as traders position for Fed meet Reuters / John Parry

Monday's Analysis / Marty Chenard

Newspaper Circulation Declines 2.6 Percent AP via Chicago Tribune / Seth Sutel

Freddie Mac to expand Web-based mortgage products Reuters

Benefiting Investors And Capital Markets Forbes / Robert H. Herz

UK: The Direction of Monetary Policy in the UK Morgan Stanley / David Miles and Melanie Baker

EU lifts eurozone growth estimate BBC News

Germany Growth Will Remain Sub-Optimal Forbes / Oxford Analytica

Bernanke Tries Fed First: Perfect Landing for Economy Bloomberg / Rich Miller

South Floridians troubled by higher rents Miami Herald / Todd Wright and Matthew Haggman

Real-estate snoops use sites to check bosses, ex-wives Wall Street Journal via Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Kevin J. Delaney

Marts Aiming at 12K NY Post / Paul Tharp

Turning sludge into black gold Wall Street Journal via Miami Herald

Galbraith Saw `Innocent Fraud' Against Investors Bloomberg / John Wasik

Treasuries May Fall on Concern Signs of Inflation to Curb Bids Bloomberg / Shamim Adam

IMF to tap external bond managers Investment and Pensions Europe

Puerto Rico GDB Selling $800 Million Bond Buyer / Christine Albano

Fed May Raise Rates, Then Pause, Biggest Bond Trading Firms Say Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton and Deborah Finestone

Economy to slow, rate hikes end in 2006: survey Reuters]

U.S. Growth to Slow to 3.5% Pace This Quarter, NABE Survey Says Bloomberg / Bob Willis

America's 'Near Poor' Are Increasingly at Economic Risk, Experts Say NY Times / Erik Eckholm

Countrywide, Quicken Say Rising Rates Spur Mortgage Refinancing Bloomberg

Social Security shortfalls are suspect Christian Science Monitor / David R. Francis

U.S. tax bite not nearly as sharp as elsewhere Marketwatch / Andrea Coombes

Bush Says No Again, and This Time He May Mean It Bloomberg / Kevin Hassett

Pumped Up US News and World Report / Marianne Lavelle

Good as gold - but for how long? Marketwatch / Peter Brimelow

Why gold rings hollow as a worthwhile indicator Independent / Stephen King

Weekly Commentary The Market Traders via Safehaven / Merv Burak

Headed For a Fall US News and World Report / Paul J. Lim

Forbes May Seek Investment From Outside NY Times / Andrew Ross Sorkin

Yen Rises to 7-Month High Versus Dollar on Fukui's Rate Comment Bloomberg / Chris Cooper and Ron Harui

Dollar May Extend Decline to Longest Since August, Survey Says Bloomberg / Kabir Chibber

Economics Has Suddenly Become Big Business Again Bloomberg / Matthew Lynn

China's economy still overheated Taipei Times / Tung Chen-yuan and Wong Guo-chen

How China’s monetary policy drives world commodity prices Brookes News / Frank Shostak

Shadow of guillotine looms over trade deal Guardian / Larry Elliott

Puerto Rico's Fiscal Woes Lead to Protests and Fears of Worsening Financial Fallout NY Timers / Rick Lyman

The Australian economy and recession Brookes News / Gerard Jackson


Central Bankers' Worst Nightmare - the Gold and Bond Vigilantes Sir Charets A lot via Safehaven / Gary Dorsch

Stanley sweeps April contest Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

FDIC Seeks Public Comment on Proposed Rules Governing Deposit Insurance Assessments, Including a One-Time Credit FDIC

FDIC Board Votes to Maintain Premium Rates for Banks and Thrifts FDIC

Agencies Request Comment on Revised Statement Concerning Elevated Risk Complex Structured Finance Activities FDIC

TD Banknorth eyes acquisitions CP via Toronto Star

Growth-flation National Review / Michael T. Darda

Fannie mulling return of capital to investors Marketwatch / Alistair Barr

FOMC to-do list: hike rates, hint pause, talk tough Marketwatch / Greg Robb

What will the Fed do after the next interest rate hike? AP via Jeannine Aversa

Tuesday's commodities roundup AP via Beaufort Gazette

Work here, send the money home St. Petersburg Times / Anita Kumar and Vanessa De La Torre

Heir triggers Marketwatch / Thomas Kostigen

How Prosperity Generates Poverty Ludwig von Mises Institute / Paul B. Trescott

Fed's Guidance Key As 16th Rate Hike Seen Assured Wed. Investor’s Business Daily / Kirk Shinkle

Second Half 2005 Mortgage Volume Up As Homeowners Shift to Fixed-rate Products Mortgage Bankers Association

A golden handshake $ The Economist

Fluttering down $ The Economist

Big changes are in store for Big Oil Business Week via MSNBC

Japan's foreign reserves hit new record in April Reuters

US Treasuries retreat on eve of Fed policy meeting Reuters / Ellen Freilich

Emerging debt-Market freezes before Fed Reuters

Cigar makers burned by fakes AP via Washington Times / Curt Anderson

Starbucks investors may get jitters Wall Street Journal via Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Ian McDonald and Janet Adamy

Who says insider trading looks bad on a résumé? NY Times / Heather Timmons

Mexico's Annual Inflation Slows to 3.2% in April Bloomberg / Thomas Black

Tackling the Informal Economy Business Week via MSNBC / Diana Farrell

US confidence dips with rising energy costs Reuters

Markets search for clues in an age of uncertainty $ FT / Jennifer Hughes and Krishna Guha

Wall Street turns against Cisco CNN / Jessica Seid

Dow Average Rises to Within 100 Points of Record; Dell Drops Bloomberg / Hillary Johnson

Letter urging Senate push on GSE bill gains names Reuters

LA: Real estate market rolls on AP via South Florida Sun Sentinel / Rukmini Callimachi

U.S. mortgage volume rises in second half 2005 Reuters

Miss. homeowners sue State Farm Insurance AP via NJ Post / Michael Kunzelman

Canada dollar rises more than 1 U.S. cent AP via NJ Post

Gold breaks through $700 barrier FT / Kevin Morrison

$700 gold: Want in? Think twice CNN / Rob Kelley

DIARY-Federal Reserve Events Reuters

US Treasuries slip ahead of supply, Fed meeting Reuters / Pedro Nicolaci da Costa

Treasuries weaker as refunding sale looms FT / Jennifer Hughes

Hedge your bets on bank CD rates Philadelphia Inquirer / Jeff Brown

ETFs For The Dollar's Decline Forbes / Carlton Delfeld

Homeowners: Protect yourselves Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Tuesday's Analysis / Marty Chenard

Stocks trade mostly higher on GM upgrade AP via Philadelphia Inquirer / Christopher Wang

Bankruptcy hearing could seal GM's fate CNN / Chris Isidore

More Accounting Errors Found at Fannie Mae AP via Forbes / Marcy Gordon

McDonald's same-store sales rise 6.2 pct. AP via NJ Post

U.S. March job openings little changed Reuters

US Labor Dept corrects some compensation data Reuters

Late Mother's Day slows weekly US chain store sales Reuters / Meredith Davis

Who's The Next Mortgage Target? Forbes / Liz Moyer

As Young Howls, What Will Bush Hear? Bloomberg / Andrew Ferguson

Gold Extends Gain, Platinum Rises to Record, Amid Iran Concern Bloomberg / Pham-Duy Nguyen

Tuesday world gold prices AP via NJ Post

Tuesday Gold Coin Prices AP via NJ Post

Oil Rises Above $71 as U.S. Rejects Iranian President's Letter Bloomberg / Mark Shenk

Why The Federal Reserve Should Leave Rates Alone NY Post / John Crudele

As interest rates rise, retirees cheer Christian Science Monitor / Ron Scherer

Agitator Takes Big Stake in NYSE, Backs Thain NY Post / Roddy Boyd

Regression to the mean Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

Mother's Day sales are expected to approach $15 billion San Antonio Express News / Melissa S. Monroe

GFOA Seeks Issuer Comments on Derivatives Checklist Bond Buyer / Lynn Hume

White SOX / Black SOX? Daily Standard / Irwin Stelzer

In Congress, a GOP face-off over 'pork' Christian Science Monitor / Gail Russell Chaddock

Bank of Japan 'to raise outlook' BBC News

Brussels showers Brown with praise for his stewardship of economy Guardian / David Gow

Fed Forecasts, Wrong Before, Will Determine Rate-Pause Scenario Bloomberg / Craig Torres

Will a Fed Pause on Rates End at the Water's Edge? NY Times / Edmund L. Andrews

U.S. Treasuries sit tight ahead of FOMC Reuters

A Chill Is in the Air for Sellers NY Times / Damon Darlin and Vikas Bajaj

U.S. Carriers Expected to Add Few New Planes to Their Fleets NY Times / Jeff Bailey

Investors Held $120 Bln in U.S. Commodities, Citigroup Says Bloomberg / Tan Hwee

Oil prices edge toward $70 a barrel AP via NJ Post / Gillian Wong

Euro Strengthens With European Economy IHT via NY Times / Carter Dougherty

Dangerous funds can go either way Boston Herald / Chuck Jaffe

To Take a Real Flyer, Pick an Air Transport Fund Bloomberg / Chet Currier

JPMorgan's Barakos Buys Large Caps as Smaller Stocks Rise More Bloomberg / David Clarke

Global Game of Musical Chairs May End Badly Bloomberg / William Pesek Jr.

Japanese Notes Drop; Report Says BOJ May Raise Rates Next Month Bloomberg / Keiko Ujikane

Yen Gains on Speculation Rising Bond Yields to Lure Investors Bloomberg / Chris Young and Ron Harui



WI: Manufacturers bullish on state's economy Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / Paul Gores

An Ongoing Eye on Inflation Business Week via MSNBC / Michael Englund

Some economists see rates at 5.5% by year end Marketwatch / Greg Robb

Clarity from the Fed? Not yet Chicago Tribune / William Neikirk

Next Fed step is fuel for theories AP via Myrtle Beach Sun / Jeannine Aversa

A Nation of Buffetts Slate / Daniel Gross

Home equity may be baby boomers' salvation AP via Beaufort Gazette / Eileen Alt Powell

ETF Options Strategies / Lawrence Carrel

Wachovia deal may force more mergers Marketwatch / Greg Morcroft

Legg Mason profit rises nearly 28% Marketwatch / Kathie O'Donnell

Research points up short-term thinking St. Louis Post Dispatch / David Nicklaus

Bond market borrowing at record levels FT / Jennifer Hughes

Bond yields jump as Fed lifts rate to 5%  FT / Krishna Guha, Christopher Swann and Jennifer Hughes

Fed's Rate Increase Is Just As Expected, But Bias Left Murky Investor’s Business Daily / Kirk Shinkle

The Fed's latest rise $ The Economist

Mortgage Application Volume Down In Latest Survey Mortgage Banker’s Association

Why does a good economy not feel that way? Knight Ridder via Seattle Times / Kevin G. Hall

Snow Falls On China Forbes / Paul Maidment

Steep drop in EchoStar profit Bloomberg via Denver Post / Anthony Massucci

SEC Mulls Fresh Sarbanes-Oxley Fixes To Ease Small Firms' Compliance Costs Investor’s Business Daily / Jed Graham

U.S. House Passes $69 Bln Tax Cut on Investments, Minimum Tax Bloomberg / Ryan J. Donmoyer

U.S. Treasuries Erase Gains as Federal Reserve Raises Rates Bloomberg / Michael McDonald

FOMC Statement Federal Reserve Board

Fed Increases Rate to 5%, Allows Room for Further Tightening Bloomberg / Scott Lanman

Fed raises rates again CNN

US April budget surplus $118.85 bln Reuters

Treasuries gain, hoping Fed will signal pause Reuters / Ellen Freilich

The War on Immigration Will Fail Ludwig Von Mises Institute / Wade A. Mitchell

Dreams Shattered in Mexico LA Times / Marla Dickerson

Want low house payments? Try a 50-year mortgage USA Today via Arizona Republic

Special Report: Central Banker’s Worst Nightmare Sir Charts A Lot / Gary Dorsch

All Eyes on Fed NY Post / Paul Tharp

Is Bernanke's mission impossible? Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Interest rate changes stir global investors Reuters

Federal Reserve Events Reuters

Agencies Request Comment on Revised Statement Concerning Elevated Risk Complex Structured Finance Activities Federal Reserve Board

Worker gains threatened by a rise in interest rates Baltimore Sun / Jay Hancock

Wednesday's Analysis / Marty Chenard

Investors shouldn't get too confident in good times Detroit Free Press / susan Tompor

Whirlpool to cut 4,500 jobs, close plants AP via Philadelphia Inquirer

Material Weakness at the Roundtable / Marie Leone

Tax breaks backed Newsday / Tami Luhby

Wednesday Gold Coin Prices AP via NJ Post

Crude-oil prices fall as supplies rise AP via NJ Post

Copper Increases to $8,000 a Ton for First Time as Metals Rally Bloomberg / Chanyaporn Chanjaroen and Danielle Rossingh

Nasdaq Buys More Shares in the LSE AP via Forbes

Don't hedge your bets after all Fortune via CNN / Joe Birger

Dollar crumbles before Fed, metals red-hot Reuters

Loan demand dips as 30-year mortgage rate hits 6.61%, highest since 2002 Reuters via USA Today

Applications for home loans slip CNN

Putting $95 million above the mantel Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Jack Markowitz

Bank of England trims growth projections FT / Jamie Chisholm

World Bank lifts estimate of China growth to 9.5% FT / Richard McGregor

Oh, No! That Pesky Wage Inflation Is Coming Back Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

Fed's lucky number? Minneapolis Star Tribune / Mike Meyers

Fed Succeeds in Lifting Borrowing Costs, Fails to Slow Economy Bloomberg / Scott Lanman

Merrill Makes Pinprick in Housing Bubble Hysteria Bloomberg /Joe Mysak

Executives Take Company Planes as if Their Own NY Times / Geraldine Fabrikant

After Doing Its Homework, a College Puts Its Money Into Hedge Funds NY Times / Jenny Anderson

Gold Stays Above $700 in Asian Trading AP via Washington Post

Treasury May Stop Short of Calling China a Currency Manipulator Bloomberg / Rich Miller

Republicans in Congress Move to Extend $69 Bln in U.S. Tax Cuts Bloomberg / Ryan J. Donmoyer

Bush Aides Struggling With Yuan NY Times / Edmund L. Andrews

SEC's Cox May Have to Reopen Donaldson-Era Wounds on Fund Rule Bloomberg / Laurence Arnold

Poor nations ride high on commodity boom but aid agencies worry about the bust Guardian / Larry Elliott

The High Costs of Cheap Gas and Vice Versa NY Times / David Leonhardt

Citigroup Gives Way on China Bank Takeover to Keep Deal Alive Bloomberg / Cathy Chan

Japan's Notes Slide on Concern Central Bank to Increase Rates Bloomberg / Keiko Ujikane


Debts-R-Us Marketwatch / Andrea Coombes

Congress' Playing With Numbers Business Week via MSNBC / Howard Gleckman

Interest Rates: Look, Ma, No Pause! Business Week via MSNBC / Catherine Yang

30-year mortgage rates edge down slightly AP via Beaufort Gazette

States weigh cutting gas taxes AP via Tacoma News Tribune / Robert Tanner

Money funds rise in latest week AP via Beaufort Gazette

Thursday's commodities roundup AP via NJ Post

As market slows, budget-conscious ways to spur sale of your home Investor’s Business Daily / Rachel Koning Beals

Summer jobs are easier to find this year Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Rachel Emma Silverman

U.S. 10-Year Treasuries Fall as Government Auctions $13 Bln Bloomberg / Joshua Krongold and Michael McDonald

Stocks Take Heavy Volume Hit Investor’s Business Daily / Vincent Mao

U.S. Stocks Fall the Most Since January as Gold, Oil Surge Bloomberg / Hilary Johnson

Insurers' profitability solid as hurricane season draws near Wall Street Journal via Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Liam Pleven

Tax and Spend Lessons From Germany Tech Central Station / Amity Shlaes

Baby boom and bust The Economist

U.S. Senate poised to pass $70 billion tax cut Reuters / Donna Smith

Senators Agree to Revive Immigration Bill AP via Forbes / Suzanne Gamboa

The Fed's latest rise $ The Economist

Treasury prices extend losses after 10-yr auction Reuters

Fuzzy maths The Economist

More Americans know they need to save AP via NJ Post / Eileen Alt Powell

CO: Denver gearing up to woo United Denver Post

EU enlargement fatigue $ The Economist

UK: Prepared to wound but not to strike The Economist

Euro zone economy's growth doubles AP via NJ Post / Aoife White

Investing in Payment Innovations: A Federal Reserve Perspective Federal Reserve Board / Donald L. Kohn

Thursday's Analysis / Marty Chenard

Buffett's genius shines at annual event Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Dow drops 100 points CNN

Penney profit jumps 22 percent in first quarter AP via Dallas Morning News

The Stock Market is Underperforming Forbes

Mortgages move little after Fed Marketwatch

MD: Region's realty market cooling Baltimore Sun / Lorraine Mirabella

Dollar gains after China let off hook FT / Steve Johnson

Copper Leads Metals Rally as Record Prices Fail to Curb Demand Bloomberg / Chanyaporn Chanjaroen and Danielle Rossingh

Gold Soars to New 25-Year High Above $725 AP via Baltimore Sun

Metals’ record-setting run continues FT / Chris Flood

Oil Prices Rise Above $73 AP via Forbes / George Jahn

Commodities boom continues to boost London FT / Michael Hunter

U.S. Economy: Retail Sales Rose Less Than Forecast Bloomberg / Carlos Torres

Jobless claims dip by 1,000 Reuters via CNN

The Little-Noticed `Yet' in the Fed's Statement Bloomberg / John M. Berry

Fed's sweet sixteen not enough Marketwatch / David Callaway

Fed, Facing a `Credibility Test,' Hangs June Rate Move on Data Bloomberg / Craig Torres and Scott Lanman

Fed Raises Rates Again but Clouds Next Move NY Times / Edmund L. Andrews

US ups rate but hints at peak Guardian / Larry Elliott

Fed Raises Rate Again; Now What? Washington Post / Nell Henderson

Ben Takes A hike NY Post / Paul Tharp

Oil Prices Rise Above $72 a Barrel AP via Houston Chronicle / Gillian Wong

Retail Sales in U.S. Rose 0.8% in April, BN Survey Shows Bloomberg / Carlos Torres

Merrill May Buy Morgan Mortgage Lender, Boost Trading, Fakahany Says Bloomberg

Morgan Breaks Broker Trainee Program 500 Axed NY Post / Roddy Boyd

Morgan Stanley Will Pay Fine Over E-Mails Washington Post / Kathleen Day

On watch for the next LTCM Marketwatch / Peter Brimelow

English Patience NY Post / Zachery Kouwe

Nasdaq front runs NYSE to LSE Marketwatch / David Weidner

Tax Benefits to the Rich and Patient NY Times / David Cay Johnston

House Panel Urges Reworking of Leases for Oil Drilling in U.S.-Owned Waters NY Times / Edmund L. Andrews

Bush's low ratings worry Republicans Christian Science Monitor / Linda Feldmann

FL: More people losing homes Tallahassee Democrat / C.E. Scott

Vermont Real Estate Booms as Flights, Prices Draw New Yorkers Bloomberg / Kathleen M. Howley

MI: Detroit Grapples With a New Era: The Not-So-Big 3 NY Times / Micheline Maynard

Globalisation: how the new shift of power is affecting inflation Independent / Hamish McRae

Canada: Housing cost hike biggest since 1990 Toronto Star / Steven Theobald

Poland's excessive deficit could cost it EU funds: finance minister AFP via EU Business

BoE: 'Benign view' on inflation Scotsman / Bill Jamieson

Outlook benign as rates head higher. Time to worry, or are prospects really that good? Independent / Jeremy Warner

Dollar Gains Before Retail Sales, After Treasury Report on Yuan Bloomberg / Kosuke Goto


A generational split over interest rates Minneapolis Star Tribune / Kara McGuire

Overall Bond Issuance Rises From Last Year Bond Market Association

Tax Reconciliation Bill Clears Senate, Goes to President Bond Buyer / Alison L. McConnell

What consumer-spending slowdown? Marketwatch / Jennifer Waters

Energy prices to stoke April inflation Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

Inflation - The Invisible Tax! Money Matters via Safehaven / Puru Saxena

Poor Mr. Bernanke Tomorrow’s Gold via Safehaven / Marc Faber

No telling what's in the works at the Fed AP via Myrtle Beach Sun / Jeannine Aversa

Investors' friend or funds' 'Buddy?' Marketwatch / John Spence and Robert Schroeder

It feels like 1998 all over again Business Week via MSNBC

FL: State Farm seeks 70% hike for Fla. homeowners AP via Houston Chronicle

CA: Home buyers turn to personal mortgages Oakland Tribune / Eve Mitchell

Treasury secretary spares rod, spoils China St. Louis Post Dispatch / David Nicklaus

Government has long history of abusing personal information Knight Ridder / Ron Hutcheson

New car ads urge shoppers to 'Buy American' CNN

Weaker dollar hits world markets BBC News

What's a little debt between friends? BBC News / Finlo Rohrer

FL: Universal sees 4 percent drop in this year's attendance Orlando Sentinel / Scott Powers

ARMs Control Slate / Daniel Gross

Junk Default Rate at 20-Year Low / Stephen Taub

Emerging-Market Bonds, Stocks, Currencies Decline on U.S. Rates Bloomberg / Andrew J. Barden

Treasuries Fall as Import Prices Rise; 10-Yr Yield Reaches 5.2% Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton and Rodrigo Davies

The US dollar takes a pounding over deficit FT / Steve Johnson

Yahoo! Boo-Boo: Semel Passed on Google NY Post / Janet Whitman

Oil: It's All About Supply Forbes / Paul Maidment

Three-letter word that isn't 'Fed' FT via MSNBC / John Authers

Here Come The Lawsuits Forbes / Liz Moyer

Mail Fraud$ters NY Post / Janet Whitman

If you’re a speculator; Get out now! Fortune via CNN / Ellen Florian Kratz

Starter homes today are pricier, more spacious The State / Delawese Fulton

2 NYSE Trading Specialists Plead Guilty AP via Chicago Tribune / Larry Neumeister

Friday Gold Coin Prices AP via NJ Post

Penny for your thoughts will cost 2 cents: Copper costs send penny price soaring Boston Herald / Jay Fitzgerald

Consumer attitudes fail to reflect US economy's performance FT / Christopher Swann

U.S. Stocks Fall on Inflation Concern; S&P 500 Drops for Week Bloomberg / Hilary Johnson

Analysts expect solid quarter for HP CNN / Amanda Cantrell

Suit challenges new bankruptcy law AP via Houston Chronicle / Matt Apuzzo

NC: Wachovia debuts refurbished tower Charlotte Observer / Matt Rothacker

Dollar lurches lower on cocktail of woes FT / Steve Johnson

Oil falls on demand cut forecast BBC News

Liberals upset by Hillary’s hedging FT / Holly Yeager

Why Free Trade Talks Are In Free Fall Business Week via MSNBC / Peter Coy

How Bold a Move from the ECB? Business Week via MSNBC / Natascha Gewaltig

TX: Tax appraisals are a hot topic Dallas Morning News / Scott Burns

Federal Reserve Events Reuters

US rate futures still favor June Fed pause on UMich Reuters

U.S. Treasuries Fall After April Import Price Index Increases Bloomberg / Rodrigo Davies and Keiko Ujikane

Paying Stadium Bonds Easier If You Score More Runs Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

Stockholders support Ford leadership Detroit Free Press / Sarah A. Webster

Friday's Analysis / Marty Chenard

Check out Buffett's currency backup Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Copper: the new precious metal? Marketwatch / Myra P. Saefong

An improbable cure for oil addiction $ FT / Philip Gordon

Reading between the 'gouging' lines Philadelphia Inquirer / Andrew Cassel

USD Index Priced Right; EUR/USD and USD/JPY Not Morgan Stanley / Stephen Jen and Luca Bindelli

When Will the ECB Turn Vigilant on EUR/USD? Morgan Stanley / Stephen Jen

Dollar slide continues despite smaller trade deficit Marketwatch

Business Conditions - Cruise Control? Morgan Stanley / Shital Patel and Richard Berner

U.S. April Import Prices Rise 2.1%, Led by Petroleum Bloomberg / Courtney Schlisserman

US March trade gap falls sharply to $62 billion Reuters / Doug Palmer

U.S. consumer sentiment eases in May Reuters

Google founders need cool heads as their internet hothouse overheats Independent / Stephen Foley

MA: Home prices may dip more: Mass. would be hurt Boston Herald / Jay Fitzgerald

The Triumphs, and Obsession, of New Hedge Fund Managers NY Times / Jenny Anderson

Time to Trot Out the Triple Crown Jinx in Stocks Bloomberg / Chet Currier

Dollar Falls on Concern U.S. Report to Show Wider Trade Deficit Bloomberg / Kosuke Goto and Chris Young

Basics, Not Luxuries, Blamed for High Debt Washington Post / Kirstin Downey

Some Horror Numbers Regarding the U.S. Trade and Current-Account Deficits Gillespie Research via Safehaven / Douglas R. Gillespie

U.S. Trade Deficit Probably Widened in March on Oil Prices Bloomberg / Joe Richter

When Fed Speaks, You Say 'Huh?' Washington Post / Nell Henderson

Bernanke's Test Has Arrived Safehaven / Dan Basch

For GOP, tax relief is political break, too Christian Science Monitor / Gail Russell Chaddock

Who gains from tax-cut bill Christian Science Monitor / Ron Scherer

China April Trade Surplus Narrows Less Than Forecast Bloomberg / Nerys Avery

EU: Cross-border banking offers culture lessons NY Times via IHT / Mark Landler

If Banks Were Musicians, Citigroup Would Be Ozzy Bloomberg / Mark Gilbert



FL: Insurers prepare double whammy for homeowners Orlando Sentinel / Kathy Bushouse

Stocks Fall Broadly for Second Day LA Times / Tom Petruno

Vietnam Reportedly in Deal to Join WTO AP via Chicago Tribune

Chavez Plans Cheap Oil for Europe's Poor AP via Chicago Tribune / Veronika Oleksyn

EU: Card-carrying Europeans reap healthy benefits Telegraph

Lost, stolen laptops bring security risks Arizona Republic / Ed Masley

The new gold rush Cincinnati Enquirer / Alexander Coolidge

Jewelers dangling Sacramento Bee / Thuy-Doan Le

Stock fall surprises Wachovia CFO Charlotte Observer / Rick Rothacker

Putnam’s $26M NYSE Sale NY Post / Roddy Boyd

Glitch causes woes at world's biggest bank AP via Charlotte Observer

Oil executives blame high prices on markets Houston Chronicle / Shannon Buggs

CO: Those ARMs starting to hurt Rocky Mountain News / John Rebchook

IA: Fuel costs push up farmers market prices Des Moines Register

Treasuries Post Weekly Decline as Inflation Concern Increases  Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton

Phone flap may benefit Nacchio Rocky Mountain News / Jeff Smith

GM news sounds upbeat, but not for 450 workers Detroit Free Press / Michael Ellis

U.S. Stocks Drop This Week; S&P 500 Falls the Most in 7 Months Bloomberg / Nick Baker

EU Forges Ahead With Free Trade Plans AP via Newsday / Constant Brand

Dollar Falls for Fifth Week Amid Waning Support From U.S. Rates Bloomberg / Daniel Kruger

Stock market plunges. Just a temporary loss of nerve, or something a little more serious? Independent / Jeremy Warner

Nervous London is awash in a sea of red Scotsman / Alistair McArthur

Yen's rapid rise sparks concerns AFP via Taipei Times

New Tax Bill Helps the High End Washington Post / Neil Irwin

Commodities: Run With or Run From? NY Times / Conrad De Aenlle

Buyers Don't Let High Prices Get in the Way NY Times / Mark A. Stein

Second day of selling sends Dow well off highs AP via Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Christopher Wang

Dell's World Isn't What It Used to Be NY Times / Damon Darlin


Be Afraid of the Dollar, not Gold Web Commentary via Fiend’s SuperBear Page / Mark Anderson

Markets dodging presidential history so far in 2006 Westchester Journal News / Jay Loomis

A Tale of Two Bubbles Safehaven / Jas Jain

Bernanke's Conundrum Treasure Chest via Safehaven / Captain Hook

Economy is working Morning Call / Gregory Karp

In the face of inflation, gold is a 24-karat bet St. Louis Post Dispatch / David Nicklaus

Investor Mood Swings Washington Post / Brooke A. Masters and Terence O'Hara

Investors looking for inflation clues Marketwatch / Alistair Barr

Investors scratch heads over I bond rate plunge Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Len Boselovic

A Line on Deposits Winston Salem Journal / Richard Craver

Vanguard rides dividend wave Marketwatch / John Spence

Perritt Emerging Opportunities manager thinks big with little stocks Marketwatch / Jonathan Burton

Putnam assets hit 10-year low as outflows bite $ FT / Deborah Brewster

Hedge funds have come a long way Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Len Boselovic

More than a pretty penny to make 'em NY Daily News / Caitlin Kelly

Treasuries May Extend Decline as Dollar Saps Foreign Interest Bloomberg / Michael McDonald

Dollar May Drop for Longest Stretch Since 2004, Survey Shows Bloomberg / Kabir Chibber and Daniel Kruger

FL: Middle class struggles to buy homes Orlando Sentinel / April Hunt and Jerry W. Jackson

How your dividends end up in CEOs' pockets Philadelphia Inquirer / Jeff Brown

Upcoming reports could hint at market's ability to bounce back Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Gregory M. Drahuschak

Microsoft joins hunt for next big thing FT / Richard Waters and Aline van Duyn

More rate hikes could force stocks down AP via Philadelphia Inquirer / Christopher Wang

Fuel Costs Boost April Consumer Prices: U.S. Economy Preview Bloomberg / Vince Golle

Golden West heavy on ARMs Charlotte Observer / Amy Baldwin

A Rising Tide of Interest Rates Washington Post

No right answer on federal taxes Philadelphia Inquirer / Andrew Cassel

Oil Minister: Don't Bank on High Growth AP via Newsday / Jamal Halaby

Builders get crafty to find skilled labor Arizona Republic / Chad Graham

No copper-bottomed certainties Scotsman / Bill Jamieson

UK: The rate-setters must restrain growth now, before it booms and bows out with a bang Independent / Hamish McRae

How the Big Money Picks a Manager Wall Street Journal / Jonathan Burton

Mutual admiration society Marketwatch / chuck Jaffe

Everything's Up Except (Thud) Stocks Wall Street Journal / Gregory Zuckerman

Conglomerate Is Flying High Wall Street Journal / Jonathan R. Laing

Fight Those Rising Rates Wall Street Journal / Reshma Kapadia

New Tax Law Means Changes for You Wall Street Journal / Tom Herman

Mixed Signals Are Expected for Fed Policy NY Times / Conrad De Aenlle

'Temporary' Tax Cuts Have a Way of Becoming Permanent NY Times / Anna Bernasek

On the Way Out -- With Offers to Stay Washington Post / Susan Kreimer

Profit in another country Guardian – Observer / Nick Mathiason

UK: Government isn't a black box - it's a black hole Guardian – Observer / Simon Caulkin

EU: Gordon needs a continental drift Guardian – Observer / William Keegan

IMF acts to avoid markets meltdown Guardian – Observer / Heather Stewart

UK: Markets booming, but jobs disappear Guardian – Observer / Heather Stewart

Italy's Once-Plucky Little Factories Now Complicate Its Battle With 'Made in China' NY Times / Mark Landler and Ian Fisher

Can TV's and PC's Live Together Happily Ever After? NY Times / Richard Siklos

Attention Shoppers: Low Prices on Shots in the Clinic Off Aisle 7 NY Times / Milt Freudenheim


The GOP Congress Declares War on Profits National Review / Deroy Murdock

If alleged real estate ‘bubble’ bursts, condos would take hardest hit Chicago Tribune via Tacoma News Tribune / William Sluis

Homebuilder sentiment lowest since 1995 Reuters via CNN

Mortgage fraud growing rapidly, agencies say Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / Michele Derus

We're Stuck With The Mortgage Monsters Washington Post / Jerry Knight

A Big Sell Off in Currencies and Commodities Daily Reckoning / Chuck Butler

Anger at the pump $ The Economist

BMA and The Loan Syndications and Trading Association Update Model NOL Order Bond Market Association

The Dollar/Oil-Price Connection National Review / John Tamny

National Update Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

The April 2006 Senior Loan Officer Opinion Survey on Bank Lending Practices Federal Reserve Board

Bank Diversification, Economic Diversification? Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

2-headed monster stalks markets CNN / Chris Isidore

Mortgage industry braces for scams as ARMs reset Reuters / Ros Krasny

Fannie Mae to suspend issuing securities AP via NJ Post

Foreign buys of U.S. securities declines AP via NJ Post

Foreign buying of US corp bonds up 45 pct in March Reuters / Dena Aubin

Big debt often lurks behind IPOs Wall Street Journal via Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Lynn Cowan

Verizon stock takes hit on $50 billion lawsuit CNN

Monday's commodities roundup AP via NJ Post

Coming imperative for world's knowledge economy $ FT / James Manyika

The Crash of Big-Government Conservatism Tech Central Station / S.T. Karnick

Stocks end mostly higher as oil, gold sink AP via Chicago Sun Times / Christopher Wang

Tech Kinks Have NASDAQ Reeling NY Post / Paul Tharp

Pawnshops cash in on rising gas costs Chicago Tribune / Liam Ford and Barbara Bell

Oil tumbles below $70. Gold, silver fall too Reuters via CNN

Gold price jump whets investors' appetites AP via NJ Post / Madlen Read

MD: Horse racing is betting on Internet wagering  Baltimore Sun / Bill Ordine

CO: Searching for ad results Denver Post / Kimberly S. Johnson

Monday's Money Rates AP via NJ Post

Treasuries rise on dollar; gains erode on flows data Reuters / Richard Leong

Treasuries Rise as a Drop in Commodity Prices Eases Concern Bloomberg / Daniel Kruger and Elizabeth Stanton

A Long-term View on Long-term Interest Rates Morgan Stanley / Joachim Fels

Junk Default Rate at 20-Year Low / Stephen Taub

Survey of Professional Forecasters Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Philly Fed survey sees weaker U.S. growth in 2007 Reuters

Federal Reserve Events Reuters

Monday's Analysis / Marty Chenard

Target 1Q Profit Climbs 12 Percent AP via Target

It's strange, but it works for Buffett Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

The Dollar, Global Growth, and Profits Morgan Stanley / Richard Berner

Many Forced to Retire Early LA Times / Jonathan Peterson

Commodity Bubble Morgan Stanley / Stephen Roach

Monday Gold Coin Prices AP via NJ Post

Copper Leads Commodity Declines; Rate Increases to Curb Demand Bloomberg / Chanyaporn Chanjaroen

Oil prices tumble nearly $2 on forecast AP via NJ Post / George Jahn

Commodities sell off sharply on demand fears FT / Neil Dennis

Dollar bounces as investors exit short positions FT / Steve Johnson

Battling the 6 percent realtor commission Fortune via CNN / Ian Mount

Real estate cools down CNN / Les Christie

Survey Shows Cooling of Home Prices AP via Forbes

Canada factory shipments rebound in March Reuters

EU: Reiterating Our Refi-Rate Target Morgan Stanley / Elga Bartsch

EU: Enjoy the Good Times While They Last Morgan Stanley / Eric Chaney and Thomas Gade

Germany: A Mixed, But Not a Bad Message Morgan Stanley / Elga Bartsch

Is supply-side economics driving the US economy? Brookes News / Gerard Jackson

Wachovia's Latest Takeover Is Anything But Golden Bloomberg / David Pauly

Record LBO Deals Fail to Provide Record Fees for Biggest Banks Bloomberg / Gregory Cresci and Edward Evans

Oil prices fall below $72 a barrel AP via Miami Herald / Gillian Wong

Ruble Hits 6-Year High Versus Dollar Reuters via Moscow Times

IN: Rising Oil Prices Vex Indiana Farmers AP via NY Times

Fasten your seatbelts: the road could get bumpy Independent / Stephen King

China: Even China cannot feed a permanent bull Guardian / Larry Elliott

Australian economy is still signalling an impending recession Brookes News / Gerard Jackson

Congress Gives Little Tax Relief for AMT Migraine Bloomberg / John Wasik

Green Eyed Monster NY Post / Shira Boss

How Bernanke's Rate Hikes Could Slam China Bloomberg / William Pesek Jr.

Why China's money matters to you Christian Science Monitor / David R. Francis

Yuan Rises Past 8; China May Allow Gains After Treasury Report Bloomberg / Christina Soon

Dollar Falls Against Yen as U.S. Seen as Comfortable With Slide Bloomberg / Chris Young

Qwest Goes From the Goat to the Hero NY Times / Tom Zeller, Jr.

Why e-mails are so easily misunderstood Christian Science Monitor / Daniel Enemark