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With Fed's rate hikes (maybe) over, bank stocks rise Minneapolis Star Tribune / Thomas Lee

Blessed borrower helps with oil shock $ FT / Martin Wolf

CA: April home sales drop sharply in Southern California AP via San Diego Union Tribune / Alex Veiga

CA: Home sales sag despite price cuts Orange County Register / Jeff Collins

Data spell trouble for Fed on interest rates FT / Jennifer Hughes

Fed Is Finding Confirmation Of Its Forecast Northern Trust via Safehaven / Paul L. Kasriel

ABC/WashPost US consumer comfort index down to -17 Reuters

Housing data may hold key for Dow Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Expensing = MC2 = Economic Growth2 National Review / Cesar Conda & Ernest S. Christian

With inflation at the door, it's time to grab your coat Telegraph via Fiend’s SuperBear Page / Tom Stevenson

FHA Coalition Letter Mortgage Bankers Association

SC: New apartment complexes will fill housing gap Myrtle Beach Sun / Jenny Burns

MI: Hey, Starbucks: What's wrong with Detroit Detroit News / Louis Aguilar

Dow closes down 9, Nasdaq finishes down 9 AP via Beaufort Gazette / Christopher Wang

Senate holds line on immigration bill Marketwatch / William L. Watts

U.S. Senate Reduces Visas in Guest-Worker Program Bloomberg / Nicholas Johnston

Moving Up the Credit Ladder S&P via MSNBC

Mexico 1-month T-bill yield slips to 7.01 pct Reuters

No urgency in Washington to regulate hedge funds Marketwatch / Greg Robb

Gold rises after huge pullback AP via Beaufort Gazette

Commuters get on the bike to avoid fuel costs AP via MSNBC

The Role of Hedge Funds in the Capital Market Federal Reserve Board / Patrick M. Parkinson

Compliance Risk Management in a Diversified Environment Federal Reserve Board / Mark W. Olson

Hedge Funds and Systemic Risk Federal Reserve Board / Ben S. Bernanke

Bernanke resists more hedge fund regulation Reuters via CNN

Bernanke Says Market Is Best Regulator of Hedge Funds Bloomberg / Craig Torres and Katherine Burton

Jittery markets $ The Economist

Buttonwood: The China conundrum $ The Economist

Hewlett-Packard 2Q Profit Up 51 Percent AP via Forbes / Dan Goodin

Housing slowdown to be widely felt CNN / Chris Isidore

EU: Joining the union $ The Economist

A curious business $ The Economist

FDIC Consumer News Spring 2006 FDIC

Complex Structured Finance Activities Interagency Statement on Sound Practices for Activities With Elevated Risk FDIC

Treasuries Rise as Housing Starts Fall, Core PPI Stays in Check Bloomberg / Daniel Kruger and Elizabeth Stanton

Oil prices edge back above $70 a barrel AP via NJ Post

Tuesday's Metal Prices AP via NJ Post

Dollar resumes its slide FT / Steve Johnson and Peter Garnham

NV: For job recruiters, Vegas can be a tough sell Las Vegas Sun / Cristina Rodriguez

Trade deficit data spur growth forecasts $ FT / Christopher Swann

Mission Impossible? Forbes / Jessica Holzer

Two-week shutdown of government offices ends in Puerto Rico South Florida Sun Sentinel / Doreen Hemlock

Stocks let go of early gains CNN

Wal-Mart, Home Depot Post Profit Gains as Sales Rise Bloomberg / Lauren Coleman-Lochner and Mark Clothier

Return of the bubble: IPOs behaving badly Fortune via CNN / Adam Lashinsky

Tuesday's Analysis / Marty Chenard

Implementing Basel II: Choices and Challenges Federal Reserve Board / Susan Schmidt Bies

Industrial Production and Capacity Utilization Federal Reserve Board

April industrial output rises 0.8 percent Reuters / Mark Felsenthal

Federal Reserve Events Reuters

U.S. Economy: Housing Starts Decline, Prices Bloomberg / Joe Richter and Carlos Torres

Core PPI lower than expected Reuters via CNN

Copper, Gold Rebound as Investors Return to Metals Bloomberg / Simon Casey

Sky High Commodity Prices Tumble NY Post / Paul Tharp

CO: Home values tick up Rocky Mountain News / John Rebchook

AZ: Valley home price gains again rank first in nation Arizona Republic / Catherine Reager

Salary Scrap NY Post / Roddy Boyd

For the little guy, Internet is leveling the field Chicago Tribune / Ann Meyer

Gas Up for 6 cents a Gallon NY Post / John Crudele

Reform, not tax relief, is the way to lure investors $ FT / Nathan Jensen

Mixed Signals Daily Standard / Irwin Stelzer

The Declining Dollar Erodes Personal Savings Lew Rockwell / Ron Paul

New mortgage option: Half century of horror Marketwatch via Boston Herald / Chuck Jaffe

Pension Deficit, Now $500 Billion, May Clobber Corporate Bonds Bloomberg / Christine Richard

Search for Stock Bargains Starts Right at the Top Bloomberg / Chet Currier

U.S. April Producer Prices Probably Rose 0.8%, Most This Year Bloomberg / Carlos Torres

Appreciation of yuan tipped to hurt `taishang' Taipei Times / Jackie Lin

Yuan more time Marketwatch via Investor’s Business Daily / Dr. Irwin Kellner

Treasuries May Fall Before Reports Showing Pick Up in Prices Bloomberg / David Yong

Oil Prices Drop Below $69 a Barrel AP via Washington Post

Commodities Pass Duck Test for Bubble Diagnosis Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

Metals Rally May Resume as Slump Fails to Deter Funds Bloomberg / Simon Casey

Oil Posts Biggest 3-Day Drop Since February as Demand May Slow Bloomberg / Christian Schmollinger and Gavin Evans

IRS report finds rampant abuse by credit counseling agencies Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Patricia Sabatini

Will Welfare for Politicians Be Next Big Idea? Bloomberg / Andrew Ferguson

Illegal immigrants in the US: How many are there? Christian Science Monitor / Brad Knickerbocker

The US is favoring China Taipei Times / Charles Hong

Gold and copper prices plunge after a frantic day Guardian / Ashley Seager

IRA Swaps Could Cost U.S. Billions in Tax Revenue NY Times / David Cay Johnston

Bush to send 6,000 troops to Mexico border $ FT / Edward Alden and Jenny Johnson

China lifts its currency - and US hopes Christian Science Monitor / Mark Trumbull

So Yuan Is at 8? Wake Me Up When It Reaches 7.5 Bloomberg / Andy Mukherjee


Fed Must Get Back On Message Real Clear Politics / Larry Kudlow

New tax law alters retirement-planning scenarios Marketwatch / Robert Powell

Senate agrees to border fence Marketwatch / William L. Watts

Salt Sense National Review / Bruce Bartlett

Inflation renews pressure on Fed USA Today / Sue Kirchhoff

Watch out: Your mutual fund could report you USA Today / Kathy Chu

MI: Building trades offer top pay Lansing /State Journal / Barbara Wieland

Running Naked Daily Reckoning / Eric J. Fry

Gas prices drive down demand USA Today / Barbara Hagenbaugh

Gas prices may ease, but is it too late? Oakland Tribune / Tim Summers

Internet banks click with customers Detroit News / Anick Jesdanun

Price War ?Hangs Up Vonage NY Post / Janet Whitman

Vonage selling stock to customers Marketwatch / Steve Gelsi

Yahoo execs tout Internet advertising boom AP via Beaufort Gazette / Michael Liedtke

Diamonds Are Dow's Best Friend / Lawrence Carrel

Who Knows the Neutral Rate of Interest? Not the Fed Ludwig Von Mises Institute / Frank Shostak

Economic Trends pdf Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Gambler hits jackpot with court's tax ruling AP via MSNBC

Border plan reignites an old debate / Mark K. Matthews and John Gramlich

Bill Gross makes a mistake Globe and Mail / Roma Luciw

U.S. budget balance history 1986-2005 Reuters

U.S. Stocks Drop on Inflation Concern; Bank Shares, GM Decline Bloomberg / Dune Lawrence

Dow Plunges; Nasdaq Turns Negative on Yr. AP via South Florida Sun Sentinel / Christopher Wang

Europe suffers worst one day fall in 3½ years FT / Neil Dennis and Darryl Thomson

Corrections predictable AP via Washington Times / Michael J. Martinez

Where's Citi? Forbes / Liz Moyer

CO: At forefront of foreclosures again Denver Post / Aldo Svaldi

Mortgage Application Volume Up In Latest Survey ARM Applications Rise 9.8 Mortgage Bankers Association

New MBA Study Shows $345 Billion in Commercial/Multifamily Originations During 2005 Mortgage Bankers Association

MARI Releases Eighth Annual Report on Mortgage Fraud for MBA Mortgage Bankers Association

MBA Submits Letter in Support of Legislative Relief to Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Mortgage Bankers Association

CA: More Signs of Housing Cool-Down LA Times / Annette Haddad

Gold zigs, then zags below $700 Reuters via CNN

Oil sinks back below $69, gas inventory low CNN / Steve Hargreaves

Breton comments boost dollar versus euro FT / Peter Garnham

US SWAPS - Widen on higher yields after strong CPI Reuters

California's Bond Rating Raised at Standard & Poor's Bloomberg / Michael B. Marois

On Guard Forbes / Matthew Swibel

US's Snow dismisses reports he leaving as "fiction" Reuters

Wednesday's Analysis / Marty Chenard

Gold Resumes Rally, Heads for Biggest Advance Since Sept. 11 Bloomberg / Danielle Rossingh

Oil prices rise ahead of inventory data AP via Dallas Fort Worth Star Telegram

Fed: Hedge Funds Get Too Much Credit / Ronald Fink and Tim Reason

Fed Gets Less Respect as Bond Traders See Inflation Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton

Treasuries Fall After Consumer Prices Rise More Than Forecast Bloomberg / Daniel Kruger

Bill Gross: 'My bad' CNN

Big rise in US core prices stokes inflation worry Reuters / Tim Ahmann

Are you a fiscal conservative? Philadelphia Inquirer / Andrew Cassel

Eurozone inflation rise spells ECB rate hike Reuters via FT

U.S. oil firms stand to gain from renewed ties with Libya AP via IHT / Barry Schweid

Japan sees jump in bankruptcies BBC News

UK: Bank split in three on rates vote BBC News

UK: Unemployment at four-year record BBC News

Bernanke Adopts Greenspan's Opposition to Hedge-Fund Regulation Bloomberg / Craig Torres and Scott Lanman

Bernanke sceptical on hedge fund rules $ FT / Stephen Schurr, Ralph Atkins and Mark Schieritz

Rush to Join Exchanges While Mirror Is Cloudy NY Times

Research Shows Fighting IRS Is Often Worth It Wall Street Journal via Marketwatch

MA: Study: Hub wealth transfer immense Boston Herald / Jay Fitzgerald

Why US restored ties with Libya Christian Science Monitor / Howard LaFranchi

U.S. Consumer Prices Probably Rose on Gasoline Costs Bloomberg / Joe Richter

EU: Fears for eurozone if dollar crashes Guardian / Larry Elliott

Japan's 10-Year Bonds Have Biggest Gain in a Month on Yen Rally Bloomberg / Chris Cooper

States Use Tobacco Money for Health, Debt Service Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

As Yuan Breaches 8, Focus Shifts to Japan Bloomberg / William Pesek Jr.

Check Your Change: Fake Rubles On the Rise Moscow Times / William Mauldin

Bush Fails to Fix the Immigration Dilemma Inside Bloomberg / Amity Shlaes

For graduates, student loans turn into an albatross Christian Science Monitor / Chris Gaylord

Mission Impossible? Pimco / Bill Gross

U.S. Notes May Rise as Inflation Report to Support Rate Pause Bloomberg / Shamim Adam

UK: Bank of England's Next Move Should Be a Rate Cut Bloomberg / Matthew Lynn

Singapore Raises 2006 GDP Forecast to as Much as 7% Bloomberg / Shamim Adam

China's Factory Output Rises 16.6 Percent in April Bloomberg / Nerys Avery


UK: Taxman targets offshore savers BBC News / Ian Pollock

The State of The Fed Honest Money Gold & Silver Report via Safehaven / Douglas V. Gnazzo

If Stock Market Slump Continues The Fed Will Start Juggling Asset Classes Fall Street via Fiend’s SuperBear Page / Brady Willett

The disappearing mid-market The Economist

Thinking big The Economist

Time to lose weight? The Economist

Greenspan to Washington: No thanks Marketwatch / Greg Robb

From :-) to :-( The Economist

Association to Publish Revised MBS Buy-In Procedures Bond Market Association

BMA Asks NAIC For More Transparency in Classifying Securities; Current Approach Can Create Unequal Advantages Bond Market Association

Association Announces Creation of The Alan Greenspan Award for Market Leadership Bond Market Association

US Treasuries helped by friendly figures FT / Paul J Davies

Bond mutual funds may rise AP via Myrtle Beach Sun / Jeremy Herron

Bargains in travel are scarce AP via Detroit News / Brad Foss

Bernanke gets tough grade from hedge fund alphas FT / Stephen Schurr

30-year mortgage rates highest in 4 years AP via Beaufort Gazette / Jeannine Aversa

From Boom to Bust All Over Again? National Review / Tom Nugent

FL: Women buying more homes Tallahassee Democrat / C.E. Scott

Bay Area home sales at 5-year low, price rise slows San Jose Business Journal

Immigration's Fifteen Minutes: Why Now? Tech Central Station / Jon Henke

Retail money funds rise in latest week AP via Beaufort Gazette

EU: Wall against globalisation is futile $ FT / Philip Stephens

China: Ignoring the past The Economist

The German chancellor and the European Commission president $ The Economist

Russia warns not to 'discriminate' in WTO AP via Beaufort Gazette

Data Dependency Daily Reckoning / Chuck Butler

Morgan Stanley economist sounds commodity alarm Marketwatch / John Spence

U.S. House votes to keep offshore drilling ban Reuters / Tom Doggett

Greenspan says housing boom over AP via NJ Post / Joel Bruno

Statement by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke Federal Reserve Board

Statement by Federal Reserve Board Governor Donald L. Kohn Federal Reserve Board

BOJ sticks to zero interest rate policy Reuters

Next hot market...think Washington CNN / Les Christie

Dow's 3-day loss: 300 points CNN / Jessica Seid

Forget about housing rebound Sacramento Bee / Jim Wasserman

Inflation's fear factor CNN / Chris Isidore

Treasuries rally on signs of slower economic growth Reuters / Ellen Freilich

Treasuries Rise; Lacker Says Containing Inflation Primary Focus Bloomberg / Daniel Kruger and Elizabeth Stanton

Lacker Says Inflation Makes Rate Pause `Less Likely' Bloomberg / Craig Torres

The Evolving Nature of the Financial System: Financial Crises and the Role of the Central Bank Federal Reserve Board / Donald L. Kohn

The Evolution of Consumer Finance Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond / Jeffrey M. Lacker

Business Outlook Survey Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Bernanke sees cooling housing market Reuters via CNN

U.S. Economy: Leading Indicators Decline in April Bloomberg / Courtney Schlisserman

'Gust' of inflation is likely to send interest rates climbing again AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer / Jeannine Aversa and Christopher Wang

Mortgage rates return to four-year high CNN

Basel II: Its Promise and Its Challenges Federal Reserve Board / Ben S. Bernanke

Fed economist to cut GSE mortgage benefit estimate Reuters

It’s Time To Pay The Piper NY Post / Janet Whitman

Where's the foreign money we need? Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Treasuries briefly extend gains after jobless claims Reuters

Moody's to Boost Corporate Loan Ratings / Stephen Taub

Rising rates gnaw at bond portfolio Dallas Morning News / Scott Burns

Thrusdsday's Analysis / Marty Chenard

Stock Shock NY Post / Roddy Boyd

Jobless claims surge, Puerto Rico blamed Reuters via CNN

A Job Americans Won't Do, Even at $34 an Hour LA Times / David Streitfeld

Jobless claims surge 42,000 to 367,000 Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

Consumers Feeling Pinch as Inflation Rises; Stocks Fall on Interest Rate Fears LA Times / Tom Petruno

CA: Rents a Key Driver of Inflation LA Times / Lisa Girion and Annette Haddad

Expensive gasoline = consumer belt-tightening CNN

Oil Prices Fall on Rising Gas Supplies AP via Houston Chronicle / George Jahn

Dollar flat against rivals after jobless claims data Marketwatch / Wanfeng Zhou

Dollar slips against yen in Asia AP via NJ Post

Mexico's Economy Hits 6-Year High Note LA Times / Marla Dickerson

Inflation's rising toll on consumers Christian Science Monitor / Mark Trumbull

In Praise of Consumerism Lew Rockwell / Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr.

The New Fed Chairman Faces the Same Old Dilemma Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

Why the stock market's latest wobble signals worry over the business cycle Independent / Hamish McRae

D-I-Y Hedge Funds Tech Central Station / Dominic Basulto

Fund shareholders cite information overload Marketwatch / Robert Schroeder

Inflation Rising, Markets Tumble NY Times / Louis Uchitelle

Economic forces to blame for ad decline Boston Herald / Scott Van Voorhis

Expensive gas has vacationers, businesses changing behavior Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Patricia Sabatini

Bureaucrats Helping the Poor? Or Themselves? Tech Central Station / Tim Worstall

Make-Believe, Deceit Are Behind Latest Tax-Cut Bloomberg / John M. Berry

Oil prices fall to hover above $68 AP via Akron Beacon Journal / Gillian Wong

Yuan Debate Moves From One `M' Word to Another Bloomberg / Andy Mukherjee

Yen Strengthens on Speculation BOJ Will Upgrade View of Economy Bloomberg / Chris Young

Israel: Giving Galilee a Foothold in Industry NY Times / Greg Myre



Many at a loss on capital gains Orange County Register / Colin S?tewart

Tech progress has changed the world of work Minneapolis Star Tribune / Neal St. Anthony

FDIC Acting Chairman Gruenberg Outlines Basel II Capital Objectives FDIC

Remarks by Martin J. Gruenberg Acting Chairman, FDIC to CSBS 2006 Annual Meeting and Conference FDIC

Don't Forget About Growth Morgan Stanley / Richard Berner

Gold Sell, Bond Buy Meek Market Models via Safehaven / Charles Meek

Echoes of late eighties crash persist in markets $ FT / Tony Jackson

Why the NASDAQ Decline is No Surprise Technical Indicator Index via Safehaven / Robert McHugh

Fence or No Fence, What’s All the Fuss About? National Review / Larry Kudlow

Tax Cuts = More Spending? National Review / Nick Schultz

NY: Joblessness in Westchester and Putnam up slightly Westchester Journal News / Jerry Gleeson

The Real Diversifiers Are American, Not Asian Morgan Stanley / Stephen Jen and Charles St-Arnaud

Tracking the Cyclical Dollar Correction Morgan Stanley / Stephen Jen and Luca Bindelli

A Tale of Two Asias Morgan Stanley / Stephen Roach

Japan: Wages, Productivity, and Data-Driven Monetary Policy Morgan Stanley / Robert Alan Feldman

Japan: Nice Deceleration Morgan Stanley / Takehiro Sato

Taiwan: Economy Slowed in 1Q06 Morgan Stanley / Denise Yam

Economist foresees 1 more rate rise Winston Salem Journal / Richard Craver

NC: Budget adds no new money Charlotte Observer / Binyamin Appelbaum

Korea: Real Estate Investment Abroad Cautioned Korea Times / Kim Sung-jin

Airlines pin profit hopes on higher fares Marketwatch / August Cole

Not so bad, but what's next? Marketwatch via Investor’s Business Daily / Carla Mozee

HP gains on Dell in tough computer market AP via NJ Post / Dan Goodin

Ted Turner bids farewell to Time Warner AP via Dallas Fort Worth Star Telegram / Harry R. Weber

Calpine posts $9.9 billion loss in 2005 AP via Seattle Times / Michael Liedtke

IL: Grand test for Sears Chicago Sun Times / Sandra Guy

Friday's commodities roundup AP via NJ Post

Commodities: a minor setback or full-blown retreat? Marketwatch / Myra P. Saefong

Snow: SEC Should Decide on 404 / Ronald Fink and Tim Reason

MA: Station owners fight cheaters Boston Herald / Jay Fitzgerald

Want to see America? Travel by rail Bankrate via Smartmoney / Tamara E. Holmes

The Bond Yield Conundrum pdf Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco / Glen D. Rudebusch, Eric T. Swanson and Tao Wu

Quality of The Labor Force pdf Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City / Thomas M. Hoenig

Fed's Hoenig warns of rate overshoot risk – report Reuters

Warning on market risks as prices fall $ FT / Kevin Morrison, Gillian Tett and Philip Coggan

US mortgage rates unchanged on Friday – BestInfo Reuters

Prospering in the Housing Bust Forbes / Stephanie Fitch

U.S. business loans were flat in latest week Reuters

CBOT estimated futures/options volume - May 19 Reuters

U.S. 10-Year Treasuries Cap Biggest Weekly Gain Since September Bloomberg / Daniel Kruger and Kabir Chibber

Bonds rally on safe haven demand FT / Paul J Davies

Commodities, Led by Metals, Have Biggest Weekly Drop Since 1980  Bloomberg / Pham-Duy Nguyen

Oil Falls to 6-Week Low as Iran May Grant UN Greater Access Bloomberg / Mark Shenk

Oil prices drop to 68.53 a barrel AP via Houston Chronicle / J.W. Elphinstone

Federal Reserve Events Reuters

Treasurys give back some gains Marketwatch / Leslie Wines

Friday's Analysis / Marty Chenard

Chasing returns overseas? Know this Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMArtino

Dollar Advances Against Euro, Yen on Interest-Rate Speculation Bloomberg / Prashant Rao and Deborah Finestone

OPEC: Global tensions keep crude prices up AP via NJ Post / Doug Mellgren

Oil has a new bully, as well as a new pal Dallas Morning News / Jim Landers

Copper Heads for 1st Weekly Drop in 10 on London Metal Exchange Bloomberg / Chanyaporn Chanjaroen

Deutsche Boerse Proposes Euronext Deal to Thwart NYSE  Bloomberg / Nandini Sukumar

Hedge-fund manager held in alleged fraud AP via Denver Post / Errin Haines

Feds Target Assets of Fugitive’s Ex-Wife NY Post / Janet Whitman and Niles Lathem

Lehman Poaches Bush Cousin For Hedge Funds NY Post / Roddy Boyd

Whatever is the IMF to do about the US? Taipei Times / Joseph Stiglitz

Fed plans new policies for banks that take risks AFX, Bloomberg, Reuters and AP via IHT

Greenspan says housing boom 'over' but sees stable prices USA Today / Adam Shell

Vote in House Seeks to Erase Oil Windfall NY Times / Edmund L. Andrews

Good Reason to Stay Cool Amid New Inflation Scare Bloomberg / Chet Currier

Boomers bet on property for support USA Today / Mindy Fetterman

Japanese Cars, American Retirees NY Times / Eduardo Porter

Euronext suggests a merger is near IHT / Carter Dougherty

Dollar slides as US tells China again to let yuan rise Guardian / Ashley Seager

Treasury criticized over China currency AP via Washington Times

Pressure builds on SABMiller as aluminium prices hit beer can costs Guardian / Simon Bowers

A Few Signs of Froth Do Not a Bubble Make NY Times / Gary Rivlin

At Closed-End Funds, Payouts Shrink And Interest-Rate Picture Is Murky Wall Street Journal via Marketwatch / Shefali Anand and Angela Pruitt

Rising fuel prices pushing up air fares Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Anya Sostek

Wheat Prices Climbing Amid Global Drought AP via Washington Post / Roxana Hegeman

Canada: Dip in core inflation takes pressure off interest rates Toronto Star Steven Theobald

Japan's Economy Expands as Consumers, Companies Spend Bloomberg / Lily Nonomiya

Making a Fortune in China and Choking on It Bloomberg / William Pesek Jr.

Kohn Nomination Strengthens Fed Inflation-Fighting Credibility Bloomberg / Craig Torres

PA: Businesses still booming despite increase in costs Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Thomas Olson

Japan Bonds Set for Week's Gain; Stocks Fall on Export Concern Bloomberg / Chris Cooper


Housing Prices vs. "Use Value" Safehaven

CA: Hotels lobby for homebuyers Orange County Register / Mathew Padilla

Second-home buyers change market dynamics for average Joes AP via Salt Lake Tribune / Alex Miller

NYSE planning Euronext move Marketwatch / Simon Kennedy and David Weidner

Softer Dollar Helps Drive Gains In Surging Foreign Investments Wall Street Journal via Marketwatch / Ian McDonald, Kate Linebaugh and Andrew Morse

Canada: Ringing cash registers muddy rate decision Toronto Star / Sandra Cordon

UK: Brown's surplus surprise in April Scotsman / Bill Jamieson

Fly the crowded skies CNN / Chris Isidore

Make sure you know it's a FICO score Baltimore Sun

Cars get their own condos AP via South Florida Sun Sentinel / Dee-Ann Durbin

U.S. Treasuries Post Weekly Rally as Confidence in Fed Grows Bloomberg / Daniel Kruger and Kabir Chibber

Greenspan: Medicare’s Dangerous NY Post / Lois Weiss

IL: Suburbs join condo boom Chicago Tribune / Sharon Stangenes

When Is a Housing Boom Not Such a Boom? See Below for Answers. NY Times / Floyd Norris

Home Insurers Embrace the Heartland NY Times / Joseph B. Treaster

Dollar Posts First Weekly Gain Against Euro, Yen Since April Bloomberg / Prashant Rao and Deborah Finestone

Option fiasco may reflect corporate mindset AP via Baltimore Sun / Bruce Meyerson

Bush Says Senate Should Act on Immigration by End of the Month Bloomberg / Holly Rosenkrantz

Hedge Fund Flight NY Post / Roddy Boyd

A Three-Way Exchange NY Post / Roddy Boyd

FL: Job outlook becomes even rosier Orlando Sentinel / Tim Barker

Nevada jobless rate climbs slightly LA Vegas Review Journal / Sean Whaley

CA: Forecasters Worried by Job Losses LA Times / Lisa Girion

Declining Dollar Reflects US Policy Failure Lew Rockwell / Leon Hadar

In China, a Giant Statistics Problem LA Times / Evelyn Iritani

Economics and Its Ethical Assumptions Ludwig von Mises Institute / Roderick T. Long

Prescription spending in 2005 slowed AP via Arizona Republic Ronald Fink and Tim Reason


CA: Days of equity windfalls may have waned LA Daily News / Gregory Wilcox

Old loan, new interest LA Times / Jessica C. Lee

AZ: 2nd-home boom means profit for residents Vail Daily via Arizona Daily Sun

AZ: Builders cutting staff as housing market cools AP via Arizona Daily Sun

NY: As good as gold Westchester Journal News / Jay Loomis

Warning Sign, or Just a Hiccup? LA Times / Tom Petruno

U.S. Treasuries edge higher, extend recent gains Reuters

Hedging against the house Marketwatch / John Spence

NV: Home sellers beware Las Vegas Sun / Jennifer Shubinski

Price your house right Marketwatch via Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Marshall Loeb

Grain alcohol still is reborn, makes cheap fuel alternative AP via Contra Costa Times / Bill Poovey

Global growth is no longer the gift of the West. It won't stop till after the Olympics Independent / Hamish McRae

Free rides fading fast Raleigh News and Observer / Dudley Price

Bush's Bond Market Favors Borrowers; Clinton's Rewarded Traders Bloomberg / Michael McDonald and Matt Benjamin

Alan Finally Comes Clean NY Post / Terry Keenan

Bernanke to be tested early Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Gregory M. Drahuschak

CA: Scraping by on mortgages Sacramento Bee / Jim Wasserman

Hey, big spender! Save yourself Chicago Sun Times / Mary Wisniewski

Durable Goods Orders, Home Sales Decline: U.S. Economy Preview Bloomberg / Carlos Torres

CO: Metal precious to thieves as demand inflates prices Denver Post / Aldo Svaldi

Roller-coaster ride CNN / Jessica Seid

How immigrants enrich America Philadelphia Inquirer / Andrew Cassel

Drucker's disciples keep the faith Dallas Morning News / Cheryl Hall

U.S.'s Snow Urges Oil States to Spend Windfall Wisely Bloomberg / Kevin Carmichael

Yen May Advance as Japanese Growth, Inflation Push Rates Higher Bloomberg / Prashant Rao

Housing down, inflation up Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

MBA degree shows value with starting salary at $92,360 Bloomberg via Arizona Republic

Get scoop before going for reverse mortgage Boston Herald / Gail Liberman and Alan Lavine

Severe winter 'could more than double gas price' Guardian – Observer / Neasa MacErlean

Energy secretary says coal, oil will power U.S. for decades Houston Chronicle

With High-Yield Savings Accounts, Internet Banks Develop Some Muscle Washington Post / Brooke A. Masters

Six rules to keep bad mutual funds from dogging your portfolio Marketwatch / Chuck Jaffe

New York and Euronext in $20bn tie-up Guardian – Observer / Richard Wachman

Winners and losers in a bull market that is fizzling out Guardian – Observer / Heather Connon

On the Internet, A Sea of Suckers Washington Post / Michelle Singletary

Ten days that shook the world's markets Guardian – Observer / Heather Stewart

UK: The domino effect Scotsman / Bill Jamieson

EU: Who's creaming off EU subsidies? Guardian – Observer / Heather Stewart

UK: Is timing on the Chancellor's side? Guardian – Observer / William Keegan

Get Used to It: Inflation Is Here to Stay Wall Street Journal / Eleanor Laise

Duck! It's Another Inflation Number NY Times / Conrad De Aenlle

Falling British bond yields: a tale of the unexpected Independent / Bill Robinson

A Calming Word After a Bump on the Street $ NY Times / Gretchen Morgenson

Brand-Name Bankers Rule the Street Again, for Now NY Times / Andrew Ross Sorkin

Can the Dollar's Loss Become Your Portfolio's Gain? NY Times / J. Alex Tarquino

Make Sure Your Money Lasts as Long as You Wall Street Journal / Jonathan Clements

Rough Summer Is on the Way for Air Travel NY Times / Jeff Bailey

Health Costs Paying for Alternatives Wall Street Journal / Andrea Peterson

Stop the Clock. Keep the Problem. NY Times / Edmund L. Andrews



What you need to know about the Great Depression Daily Reckoning via Moneyweek and Fiend’s SuperBear Page / Dan Amoss

Conspiracy Theories and the Global Stock Market Melt-down SirChartsAlot via Safehaven / Gary Dorsch

Traders place bets on housing Orange County Register / Jonathan Lansner

Banks That Want Your Business Smartmoney / Kelli B. Grant

The Economy as Cartoon Daily Reckoning / Mogambo Guru

Stocks Are So 20th Century Slate / Daniel Gross

The going is getting tough Marketwatch / Tomi Kilgore

Fannie Mae's Regulator to Call for Portfolio Limits, People Say Bloomberg / James Tyson

Going global, buying Local IHT / James Kanter

U.S. may ease rules on exports to China AP via Beaufort Gazette

Monday's commodities roundup AP via Beaufort Gazette

Illinois crop conditions good Chicago Sun Times / Jim Paul

CME housing futures debut as bubble deflates Reuters / Ros Krasny

Emerging debt-Risk aversion mounts on Fed fears Reuters / Walter Brandimarte

Global bonds rally as equities retreat FT / Paul J Davies and Richard Beales

US Treasuries rally on flight to safety buying Reuters / Ros Krasny

Freddie Mac chief sees softer prices pinch spending Reuters / Svea Herbst-Bayliss

Michiganders struggle to pay heating bills Detroit Free Press / Alejandro Bodipo-Memba

US mortgage rates unchanged on Monday – BestInfo Reuters

GM moves to jazz up rentals Tennessean / Bush Bernard

Portentous time but what does it all signify? $ FT / Andrew Hill

Emerging markets lead global decline FT / Jennifer Hughes and Gillian Tett

Stock options investigation widens FT / Jeremy Grant and Kevin Allison

Flight from risk sparks India’s stock fall FT / Jo Johnson

U.S. OFHEO delays release of Fannie Mae report Reuters

EU: Goldman reshuffles management in Europe $ FT / Lina Saigol

Globalization's Impact on U.S. Growth and Inflation Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas / Richard W. Fisher

Central Bank Capital, Financial Strength, and the Bank of Japan Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Fed's Fisher-Inflation a risk despite globalization Reuters

Treasuries gain on flows out of riskier assets Reuters

NYSEly does it $ The Economist

Gold bugs take note, but not yet panicking Marketwatch / Peter Brimelow

Oil rebounds after hurricane report Reuters via CNN

Monday's Metal Prices AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer

Stocks Extend Losses; Commodity Groups Crushed Investor’s Business Daily / Vincent Mao

Another way to do layoffs in mergers Mercury News / Nicole C. Wong

Seagate to Cut 6,400 Jobs Following Maxtor Purchase Bloomberg / Anthony Massucci

Goodyear sheds 10% after downgrade Marketwatch

U.S. Stocks Decline on Commodities Prices; Alcoa, Exxon Slump Bloomberg / Nick Baker

Online scams create "Yahoo! millionaires" Fortune via CNN / Leonard Lawal

The Risk-Reduction Trade Morgan Stanley / Richard Berner

Review and Preview Morgan Stanley / Ted Wieseman and David Greenlaw

Wake-Up Call for Central Banking Morgan Stanley / Stephen Roach

Housing troubles? Bank on it Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Monday Gold Coin Prices AP via NJ Post

Oil at $100? It's No Longer a Pipe Dream Business Week via MSNBC

Dollar slips against euro AP via NJ Post

Wall Street "fear gauge" jumps to near 2-year high Reuters / Doris Frankel

Options Probes Eye Two More Targets / Stephen Taub

Fannie Changes Audit Committee Chair / Stephen Taub

India's stocks recover after largest-ever fall Reuters via CNN

A Transatlantic Inflation Divide? Morgan Stanley / Elga Bartsch

EU: Too Much Communication? Morgan Stanley / Elga Bartsch

EU: Could the Equity Sell-Off Choke the Recovery? Morgan Stanley / Eric Chaney

OECD warns on global imbalances BBC News / Steve Schifferes

Japan: Rolling with the Punches Morgan Stanley / Takehiro Sato and Robert Feldman

Turkey: Broken Clocks Morgan Stanley / Serhan Cevik

Israel: Hike Now, Pause Later Morgan Stanley / Serhan Cevik

Commodities take a hit Reuters via CNN

Federal Reserve Events Reuters

Bonds Rally on Flight to Quality as Stocks, Commodities Tumble Bloomberg / Kabir Chibber

US 10Y Treasury note's yield falls below 5 percent Reuters

Monday's Analysis / Marty Chenard

Stocks decline as commodities fall AP via The State / Christopher Wang

Fannie Mae faces huge hurdle as OFHEO report nears Reuters / Kristin Roberts and Lynn Adler

The One Bit of Info Google Withholds: How It Works LA Times / Chris Gaither

Labor Woes Plague U.S. Automakers Forbes / Oxford Analytica

NYSE Bids for Euronext to Create Transatlantic Market Bloomberg / Nandini Sukumar and Edgar Ortega

Oil sinks to six-week low Reuters via CNN

ECB president says euro zone must reform AP via NJ Post

Stagflation Lite, Central Banking Nightmare, May Await Bernanke Bloomberg / Rich Miller

JPMorgan Sees Company Bond Rebound After Worst Week in Year Bloomberg / Caroline Salas

Opposed to Foreign Cars? Then Go and Buy a Honda Bloomberg / Doron Levin

DC: Competition in Close Quarters Washington Post / Terrence O’Hara

If Wall Street Earnings Are Best Yet, Why Is Morgan Distressed? Bloomberg / Adrian Cox and Jennifer Ryan

Bernanke’s monetary policy likely to generate more instability Brookes News / Frank Shostak

Bernanke's baptism of fire in mass retreat from risk Guardian / Ashley Seager

Why you should (and shouldn't) pay off your mortgage Christian Science Monitor / Mark Trumbull

Yahoo!'s Edge Barron’s via Marketwatch / Sandra Ward

In Print, Staring Down a Daily Worry NY Times / David Carr

NYSE Is Close to Merger Bid for Euronext, People Say Bloomberg / Nandini Sukumar and Edgar Ortega

NYSE in race to win battle of the bourses with Euronext merger plan Guardian / Mark Milner

Why the rich get the most tax goodies Christian Science Monitor / David R. Francis

GOP's family feud over spending Christian Science Monitor / Gail Russell Chaddock

UK: Debt problem soars as 1m face threat of bankruptcy Guardian / Ashley Seager

A 'NICE' lesson for the UK from Japan Independent / Stephen King

Is the Australian economy facing recession? Brookes News / Gerard Jackson

Israel's economy leaving Palestinians far behind Christian Science Monitor / Joshua Mitnick

France Wants Weaker Euro -- Here's How to Get It Bloomberg / Matthew Lynn

China to try to rein in credit growth Reuters via Scotsman

Taiwan: Would-be coin smelters warned of stiff penalties Taipei Times / Max Hirsch

Dollar rises, market looks for rate clues Reuters / Chikako Mogi

Currency Markets Mistook Indonesia for Turkey Bloomberg / Andy Mukherjee

Dollar Rises on Speculation U.S. Report to Signal Higher Rates Bloomberg / Kosuke Goto and Ron Harui

Australian Dollar Declines on Concern Commodity Rally Finished Bloomberg / Chris Young

Investors blend ethics with experience Christian Science Monitor / G. Jeffrey MacDonald


If the rich are doing so well, how much worse off are the rest of us? Marketwatch / Thomas Kostigen

The Current Account Deficit Matters Merk via Safehaven / Axel Merk

Inflation vs. Growth: Bernankes Mission Impossible? Forex News via Safehaven / Ashraf Laidi

Hottest areas slow, but others retain steady sales, price pace MarketWatch / Amy Hoak

MI: Metro area 6th in foreclosures Detroit News / Sarah Ryley

CO: Metro foreclosures rank No. 5 in U.S. Denver Business Journal

CO: Downtown tops retail vacancy rate Rocky Mountain News / John Rebchook

NC: Hint of slowing seen Charlotte Raleigh Observer / Dudley Price

FL: State insurer has fight on its hands St. Petersburg Time / Tom Zucco

S.C. home sales dropped in April by 5.46 percent Spartanburg Herald-Journal

2006 Annual Performance Plan FDIC

Tuesday's commodities roundup AP via Beaufort Gazette

Why Oil Industry Chief Expects Gasoline Prices To Fall NY Post / John Crudele

Dollar mostly higher vs. major currencies AP via Beaufort Gazette

Bezos: DVDs Key to Business AP via Newsday / Gene Johnson

Vonage sells $531 million in IPO shares Reuters via Washington Post

OFHEO Official Fannie Mae Report pdf OFHEO

Canada: Central bank should raise rates: OECD Globe and Mail / Tavia Grant

OECD warns of Europe growth risk BBC News / Steve Schifferes

Russia: Vyugin Blames 'Western Funds' Moscow Times / Yuriy Humber

The Myth of Functional Finance: Mises vs. Lerner Ludwig von Mises Institute / DW MacKenzie

Wall Street is raining cats, and don't look Denver Post / Al Lewis

Buttonwood: Ballad of the bond market $ The Economist

Bonds rally as safe haven shift eases FT / Jennifer Hughes, Paul J Davies and David Turner

US Treasuries end lower on switch in investor sentiment AFX via Forbes

US Treasuries fall as price fears,commodities gain Reuters / Ros Krasny

US housing demand solid, Coldwell brokers say Reuters / David Lawder

ABC/WashPost US consumer comfort index down to -19 Reuters

Why tech is hurting CNN / Amanda Cantrell

Houses and hedges $ The Economist

NYSEly does it $ The Economist

Welfare Recipiency, Job Separation Outcomes, and Postseparation Earnings: Insight from Linked Personnel and State Administrative Data Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta / Jill Marie Gunderson and Julie L. Hotchkiss

Bernanke says TV remarks were ‘lapse of judgment’ FT / Jennifer Hughes

After The Flood Forbes / Paul Maidment

U.S. Stocks Decline on Inflation Concern; Home Depot Drops Bloomberg / Nick Baker

Hedge funds set for their worst month in a year $ FT / Stephen Schurr

NYSE may have to lift offer for Euronext $ FT / Ian Bickerton in Amsterdam and Richard Milne

The rightfully anxious ‘Mr Market $ FT / Martin Wolf

Traders still cautious as commodities rally FT / Chris Flood

Mexico Posts Unexpected $464 Mln April Trade Surplus Bloomberg / Patrick Harrington

Half and half Marketwatch / Dr. Irwin Kellner

Integration and Globalization: The European Bellwether Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas / Jason L. Saving

Bernanke Declines to Show Hand on Inflation, Rates Bloomberg / Craig Torres                  

Dollar falls vs. yen as S&P raises outlook for Japan Marketwatch / Wanfeng Zhou

Leading Stocks Among Big-Volume Gainers Investor’s Business Daily / Vincent Mao

Corporate fraud alive and well in U.S. MSNBC / John W. Schoen

Tuesday's Metal Prices AP via NJ Post

Financial literacy Federal Reserve Board / Ben S. Bernanke

Pressed on rates, Bernanke sticks to FOMC May statement Marketwatch / Greg Robb

Bernanke says Bartiromo episode lapse of judgement Reuters

Bernanke says financial literacy important AP via NJ Post / Jeannine Aversa

U.S. won't give Russia WTO deal as "gift" Reuters / Doug Palmer

OECD sees increased risks to global growth FT / Scheherazade Daneshkhu

What might hold back China? BBC News / Quentin Sommerville

Fannie Mae Regulator Says Growth Should Be `Limited' Bloomberg / James Tyson

Tuesday's Analysis / Marty Chenard

Beleaguered bulls return CNN

U.S. Stocks Rise on Commodities Producers, Technology Companies Bloomberg / Nick Baker

Volatility returns as FTSE has best day in three years FT / Neil Hume

Treasurys hit by rebounding stocks Marketwatch / Leslie Wines

Copper Leads Commodities Rebound on Speculation Rally Not Over Bloomberg / Katy Watson

Oil jumps above $71 Reuters via CNN

Prospering in the Housing Bust Forbes / Stephanie Fitch

Euronext Investors Reject Deutsche Boerse Combination Bloomberg / Amy Wilson

Jilted In Germany Forbes / Liz Moyer

Inflation: Is the Worst Over? Barron’s via Marketwatch / Randall W. Forsythe

Economic Anxiety Forbes / Oxford Analytica

U.S. chain store sales rise in latest week Reuters

CA: High Fuel Costs Have Some Downsizing to Two Wheels LA Times / Cynthia H. Cho

Careful What You Wish For Daily Standard / Irwin M. Stelzer

NY: Raise The Roof NY Post / Braden Keil

Oil Prices Rise Past $70 a Barrel AP via Morning Call / Gillian Wong

Online sales to rise 20 percent in 2006: report Reuters via Washington Post

Canada: Banks face margin pressure Toronto Star / Tara Perkins

How Much Will Oil Tax Bring? Nobody Knows AP via Washington Post / Matt Volz

Ford Credit to Pay Highest-Ever Bond Yields  to Conserve Cash Bloomberg / Mark Pittman

Japan May Win Higher Debt Rating By Standard & Poor's Bloomberg / Lily Nonomiya

Fed Wonders Will Summer '06 Resemble Winter '95 Bloomberg / John M. Berry

Papa Papa Tango. Do You Read Me? Come In, PPT Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

The Real-Estate-Broker Wars Wall Street Journal via Marketwatch / Ruth Simon and James R. Hagerty

Deutsche Boerse Tops NYSE With $11.1 Bln Euronext Bid Bloomberg / Amy Wilson

Euronext declares surprise entente cordiale with New York's Anglo-Saxon predators Independent / Jeremy Warner

Fund Buyers Warned Stocks Were Due to Take a Hit Bloomberg / Chet Currier

Investors are worried. Let's celebrate Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

A Fannie Mae Settlement Is Reported NY Times / Eric Dash and Stephen Labaton

Bulls Retreat Worldwide as May Rally Turns to Rout NY Times / Vikas Bajaj

48 states raking in gambling proceeds / Kavan Peterson

Look Under the Hood of the Fuel Economy Debate Bloomberg / Andrew Ferguson

Congressional Leaders Challenge FBI Raid on U.S. House Office Bloomberg / Jonathan D. Salant and Laura Litvan


The Oil Bubble Is Next to Burst National Review / Tom Nugent

WI: Affluent buyers losing homes Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / Michele Derus

Global change needs flexibility, not a fixed rule $ FT / Edmund Phelps

America’s love affair with “irrational exuberance” Online Journal via Fiend’s SuperBear Page / Ben Tanosborn

KS: Ranking signals a healthy economy Wichita Eagle / Dan Voorhis

TX: Waiting for future to clear Houston Chronicle / Jenalia Moreno

Oil prices fall almost $2 a barrel AP via Houston Chronicle / Brad Foss

Not getting credit Copley News via San Diego Union Tribune / Finlay Lewis

IPOs fall victim to fragile investor confidence $ FT / Lina Saigol and John Authers

Proud to Be a Gold Miner Hoarder Smartmoney / Lawrence Carrel

The Gold Wars: What The Fed Is Scared Stiff Of Honest Money via Safehaven / Douglas V. Gnazzo

The IMF in Asia and the World Economy IMF / Rodrigo de Rato

Hit delete key on pesky penny-stock e-mail scams St. Louis Post Dispatch / David Nicklaus

U.S. taxable money funds report $13.8 bln inflows Reuters

Yields throw the Fed a curve CNN / Chris Isidore

Treasury bonds climb in volatile trading AP via Beaufort Gazette

Treasuries suffer rollercoaster ride FT / Jennifer Hughes, Paul J Davies and David Turner

US mortgage rates unchanged on Wednesday – BestInfo Reuters

AZ: Building permits drop 21% Arizona Republic / Glen Cero

CA: Foreclosure fear grows in region Sacramento Bee / Jim Wasserman

Real estate: The going gets tougher Business Week via MSNBC / Christopher Palmeri

Options controversy hits techs hard CNN / Amanda Cantrell

On board a flight to quality Marketwatch / Chuck Jaffe

Fouled By Vonage Forbes / Liz Moyer

What was Vonage founder Jeffrey A. Citron thinking? CNN / Stephanie Mehta

Dow closes up 19, Nasdaq finishes up 10 AP via Beaufort Gazette / Christopher Wang

Small businesses vulnerable to inflation AP via Beaufort Gazette / Joyce M. Rosenberg

Korea: More Koreans Live Below Poverty Line Korea Times / Yoon Ja-young

Deutsche Börse hints at sweeter Euronext offer $ FT / Gerrit Wiesmann, Richard Milne and Andrew Wallmeyer

Moral Hazard Interruptus Pimco / Paul McCulley

Economist sees sunny side of growth Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Commodities Fall, Led By Copper, Snapping Recent Rallies Bloomberg / Katy Watson and Chanyaporn Chanjaroen

Oil falls but broader sell-off avoided CNN / Steve Hargreaves

Commodity price dip draws market notice AP via Washington Times / Madlen Read

Late-day sell-offs linked to risk aversion Marketwatch / Leslie Wines

P/E ratios are telling the future, analyst says Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

What backdating of stock options means Wall Street Journal via Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Jesse Eisinger

General Motors rallies on upgrade Marketwatch / Shawn Langlois

Boeing Versus Airbus Forbes / Marc E. Babej and Tim Pollak

Snow's break with Fox 'clean' Washington Times / Dan Caterinicchia

UK: Bank appointee quizzed on rates BBC News

Innovative Statistics for a Dynamic Economy Federal Reserve Board / Randall S. Kroszner

Fed's Kroszner-Data need to evolve as economy does Reuters

Fed Chief Learns His Microphone Is Never Off LA Times / Bill Sing

Transparency of European Bond Markets Bond Market Association

Freddie Mac's portfolio on path to eclipse Fannie Reuters

Building homes in Mexico Orange County Register / Cindy Carcamo

GM Hiring Temporary Workers as Union Employees Leave Bloomberg / Jeff and Greg Bensinger

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

Treasuries extend gains after weak US April durables Reuters

DIARY-Federal Reserve Events Reuters

Straight Talk on Financial Literacy / Marie Leone

New Home Sales in U.S. Rose Unexpectedly in April Bloomberg / Bob Willis

U.S. April Durables Orders Fall More Than Expected Bloomberg / Carlos Torres

Fannie's Flayed Forbes / Liz Moyer

Wednesday's Analysis / Marty Chenard

Vonage shares drop in NYSE debut AP via Philadelphia Inquirer

Commodity markets consolidate FT / Chris Flood

What Does the High Price of Gold Mean? Ludwig von Mises Institute / Sean Corrigan

Oil patch evolves Denver Post / Nancy Lofholm Denver Post

Investors' interest in silver increased in 2005 AP via San Diego Union Tribune / Eileen Alt Powell

We’ll Shrug Off a Housing Bust . . .   . . . but not a continued weak dollar National Review / John E. Tamny

Dollar Gains After New Home Sales in U.S. Unexpectedly Rise Bloomberg / Michael McDonald and Min Zeng

Washington Mutual lays off 1,400 workers AP via NJ Post

Senate Advances Sweeping Immigration Bill AP via Chicago Tribune / Suzanne Gamboa

Wiping Out the Middle Class Daily Reckoning via Lew Rockwell / Bill Bonner

This Glass Is Half Full, Probably More NY Times / David Leonhardt, Jr.

U.S. New Home Sales Probably Fell 6.4% in April on Rising Rates Bloomberg / Bob Willis

Bond Underwriters Threaten to Take Ball and Go Home Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

Mass. home, condo sales plunge Boston Herald / Scott Van Voorhis

Behind global stock setback Christian Science Monitor / Mark Trumbull

At Home Depot, the Stock Fell but the Chief's Pay Kept Rising NY Times / Julie Creswell

The signals of slower insider selling Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

Bernanke’s Bet on Derivatives Lew Rockwell / Gary North

Fed Chief Swears Off Improvising NY Times / Edmund L. Andrews

Monte Carlo study shows your money at best, worst Toronto Star / Ellen Roseman

Examining Fannie Mae Washington Post / Annys Shin

Dollar Advances as Bird-Flu Scare Fuels Demand for Safer Assets Bloomberg / Chris Young

Buoyant look to world economy Scotsman / Hamish Rutherford

Europe rethinks its 'safe haven' status Christian Science Monitor / Sarah Wildman

Plunging Tiger, Booming Dragon? Don't Panic Bloomberg / William Pesek Jr.

Don't panic - it's meant to be stormy, says OECD Guardian / Ashley Seager

Euronext sees off rebels' move to derail New York approach Guardian / David Gow

Bank of China Nets $9.73 Bln, Biggest IPO Since 2000 Bloomberg / Cathy Chan

China: Shadow of corruption lurks behind investors as they queue for $10bn Chinese float Guardian / Jonathan Watts

Copper, Aluminum in Shanghai Rebound by Maximum Limit on Demand Bloomberg / Xiao Yu



States open wallets, tackle big agendas / Kavan Peterson

Bears in the woods The Economist

McCurrencies The Economist

Battle of the bourses $ The Economist

EU: Social mobility is surprisingly high in Europe $ The Economist

Is God ambidextrous? The Economist

Community Development and the Bigger Picture Federal Reserve Board / Mark W. Olson

Canada: Bank of Canada Review Bank of Canada

Banks and Thrifts Report Record Earnings in First Quarter FDIC

Quarterly Banking Profile FDIC

Have CEOs learned nothing from the Enron scandal?  Slate / Daniel Gross

Wake up and smell the real price-gouging crisis Chicago Sun Times / Tom Randall

IPO: It's Probably Overpriced Smartmoney / Ray Hennessey

Housing: Odds Rise on Soft Landing Business Week via MSNBC / Michael Englund and Rick MacDonald

Treasury Secretary Signals He May Resign Chicago Tribune / Jeannine Aversa

Bush: Snow doing 'fine job' at Treasury Marketwatch / William L. Watts

Bush says Snow has not talked him about quitting Reuters

Survey of Tenth District Manufacturing Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

Fuel economy no longer an afterthought for car buyers Detroit Free Press via The State / Justin Hyde and Michael Ellis

Treasuries fall on weak auction demand FT / Jennifer Hughes, Joanna Chung and David Turner

Falling dollar sets test for Asia and Europe FT / Martin Feldstein

Oil moves back over $71 a barrel AP via Houston Chronicle

Thursday's Metal Prices AP via NJ Post

Changes in Behavioral and Characteristic Determination of Female Labor Force Participation, 1975–2005 Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta / Julie L. Hotchkiss

Mixed signals leave economists in dark Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Slow news is good news CNN / Chris Isidore

U.S. Economy: Growth May Slow After 5.3% Rate in First Quarter Bloomberg / Joe Richter

Sales of existing homes drop in April AP via NJ Post / Martin Crutsinger

CalSTRS trustee's shocker Sacramento Bee / Gilbert Chan

The fund manager who loves to get his hands dirty $ FT / Stephen Schurr

Emerging-Market, Junk Bonds Diverge on Commodities Bloomberg / Walden Siew

U.S. Stocks Rise on GDP Report; Wal-Mart, EBay Shares Advance Bloomberg / Daniel Hauck

Fannie, Bond Lobbied on Investigation Roll Call via / Tory Newmyer

Regulators to review mortgage practices Washington Times / Patrice Hill

Thursday's Analysis / Marty Chenard

Yahoo, eBay announce partnership CNN

American Air boss contends fares too cheap Chicago Tribune / Mark Skertic

U.S. Economy Grows at a 5.3% Rate in First Quarter Bloomberg / Joe Richter

TD Bank profit climbs 22% Globe and Mail / Roma Luciw

Regions Financial to Buy AmSouth in $10 Billion Deal Bloomberg / Adrian Cox and Will Edwards

FL: It's a smaller world -- Disney sells more land Orlando Sentinel / Scott Powers

CO: Coloradans paying more bills late; state ranks eighth Denver Post / Aldo Svaldi

Oil Prices Rebound Above $70 a Barrel AP via Chicago Tribune

Demand lifts silver to highest price in five years due to jewelry, industrial products South Florida Sun Sentinel / Eileen Alt Powell

Copper Gains on Speculation That Demand Will Outpace Supply Bloomberg / Chanyaporn Chanjaroen

Britain to increase retirement age AP via NJ Post / Jane Wardell

Want to Explain Stock Prices? Try Gold Brooches Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

New Signs of a Slowing Economy in 2 Federal Reports NY Times / Jeremy W. Peters

Retirement: Saving too much? US News / Randy Dotinga

U.S. Economy Probably Grew at a 5.8% Rate in First Quarter Bloomberg / Joe Richter

Investor Fears Lead to Uncertain Markets Washington Post / Jerry Knight

Fannie Mae -- Arrogant, Chastised and Not Reformed Bloomberg / David Pauly

Papers push on Web ads Boston Herald / Jesse Noyes

Rising black-Latino clash on jobs Christian Science Monitor / Daniel B. Wood

Surprises on Senate's path to immigration bill Christian Science Monitor / Gail Russell Chaddock

Man heightens hedge fund fears Independent / Andrew Dewson

Hedge Funds Draw Critics in Europe's Market Wars IHT via NY Times / Heather Timmons and Carter Dougherty

Morgan Stanley's Sharma Sticks to Emerging Markets After Rout Bloomberg / Pooja Thakur

Canada: Rates run-up looks to be done Toronto Star / Steven Theobald

UK: Export orders at 10-year high and manufacturing prospects on the up, says CBI survey Guardian / Angela Balakrishnan

Japan April Trade Surplus Narrows on High Oil Prices Bloomberg / Lily Nonomiya

Higher eurozone rates: Germany is fine but Italy and Spain could be in trouble Independent / Hamish McRae

Yen Rises; Surging Imports Signal Strengthening Domestic Demand Bloomberg / Chris Young and Ron Harui


Are we scared enough? Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

ECB official: euro helps anchor EU inflation ideas Reuters

Sell in May and go away $ The Economist

BofA Hedges Spur Five-year Restatement / Stephen Taub

Janus rode Enron's ups, downs Denver Post / Will Shanley

Central Europe's Bourses Seek to Cooperate Business Week via MSNBC / Jack Ewing

Core Inflation Hits 13-month High / Stephen Taub

Even if the pay is decent, workers are hard to find LA Times via Houston Chronicle / David Streitfeld

Is it time to relax the Sarbanes-Oxley Act? Marketwatch / John Shinal

Nickel rises $900 as strike looms BBC News

Dow closes up 68, Nasdaq finishes up 12 AP via NJ Post / Christopher Wang

Friday's Money Rates AP via Houston Chronicle

Turbulent week for bonds amid inflation data FT / Jennifer Hughes

Buffett's alter ego Fortune via CNN / Andy Serwer

Takeovers Reach Record Pace This Year, Ahead of 2000 Bloomberg / Julia Werdigier

Greenback's consolidation 'might not last' $ FT / Peter Garnham

Dollar Rises as Inflation Gauge Keeps Rate-Increase Bets Intact Bloomberg / Michael McDonald

U.S. consumer prices mount, souring the mood Reuters / Tim Ahmann

Blame Mexico, Too, for U.S. Immigration Trouble Bloomberg / Amity Shlaes

$363M is average pay for top hedge fund managers USA Today / Adam Shell

CO: Re/Max already too big for new HQ Denver Post / Margaret Jackson

The Last-Bear Syndrome Morgan Stanley / Stephen Roach

EU: Could the Financial Markets Turmoil Choke the Recovery? Morgan Stanley / Eric Chaney

What Europe Should Learn from Japan Morgan Stanley / Robert Alan Feldman

U.S. Treasuries edge higher after inflation data Reuters

The Fed and the Dollar: Lessons Since 1987 Morgan Stanley / Stephen Jen

DIARY-Federal Reserve Events Reuters

Consumer "Payback" or Consumer Slowdown? Morgan Stanley / Richard Berner

Inflation Rises Above Fed Comfort Zone AP via Newsday / Martin Crutsinger

Personal Spending in U.S. Increases 0.6% in April Bloomberg / Carlos Torres

Friday's Analysis / Marty Chenard

The Next Big Scandal Forbes / Harvey Pitt

Unlike Enron CEOs, fraud not going away Baltimore Sun / Laura Smitherman

Bettors put odds on "guilty" Denver Post / Al Lewis

Mortgage rates still climbing San Diego Union Tribune

Oil prices rise ahead of long weekend AP via Seattle Times

Smart Money Sees Higher Crude Prices Forbes / Peter Way

UBS Snaps Up ABN AMRO Unit Bloomberg via NY Post

Hedge Funds Spur Emerging-Market Selloff Goldman Says Bloomberg / Rodrigo Davies

Will water be the next oil? Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Elwin Green

Ford to Pay 10.6% Yield in Exchange, Company's Highest in U.S. Bloomberg / Mark Pittman

Atop Hedge Funds, Richest of the Rich Get Even More So NY Times / Jenny Anderson

Hey, You Have a Problem Paying Alpha Fees and Getting Beta Returns? NY Times / Jenny Anderson

Personal Spending in U.S. Probably Increased 0.6% Last Month Bloomberg / Carlos Torres

House glut hitting hard: Mass. home, condo sales slump Boston Herald / Jennifer Heldt Powell

Home prices stalling as sales slow Christian Science Monitor / Mark Trumbull

When reading an annual report, wear your waders Christian Science Monitor / Peter Zheutlin

Home Depot's chief averts pay questions AP via Winston Salem Journal

Immigration: now the hard part Christian Science Monitor / Gail Russell Chaddock

House Votes to Allow Drilling in Alaska Refuge NY Times / Michael Janofsky

Newspapers dwindle, but journalism graduates keep coming Daily Standard / Jonathan V. Last


Market Action Slips Away From Coasts Washington Post / Kenneth R. Harney

Bounce may take hold but FOMC minutes, data lurk Marketwatch / Carla Mozee

Monetary Policy in a Global Environment Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco / Janet L. Yellen

CA: O.C. plays catch-up on property tax bills Orange County Register / Jonathan Lansner

FL: Leading Realtor sounds warning Orlando Sentinel / Jerry W. Jackson

Pricey Housing May Pop Market NY Post / Janet Whitman

Bounce may take hold but data, FOMC minutes in the wings Marketwatch

Precious safe haven in uncertain times Telegraph / Melanie Wright

Funds split over whether it's a wobble or a slump Telegraph / Richard Lander

Evans leading candidate to replace Snow: report Marketwatch / Greg Robb

NV: Summertime is downtime on the Strip as trade shows, conventions take hiatus Las Vegas Sun / Brendan Buhler

Venezuela to Buy $100 Mln of Bolivian Government Debt Bloomberg / Jeb Blount

The $10,000 Light Bulb … Slate / Tim Hartford

Cheap imports outweigh 'Made in USA' Sacramento Bee / Jon Ortiz

Dollar Gains for Second Week as Traders Keep Rate-Increase Bets Bloomberg / Michael McDonald and Deborah Finestone

Plunge in once-hot emerging markets a healthy correction, not a crisis, analysts say AP via Westchester Journal News / Rajesh Mahapatra

Gas prices take toll on Wal-Mart sales Reuters via CNN

It's not your mother's Tupperware party Detroit News / Jennifer Youssef

It’s all the rage: Yelling at clerks who collect high gas prices AP via Tacoma News Tribune

U.S. 10-Year Treasuries Hold Gains Amid Signs Economy May Cool Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton and Daniel Kruger

Corporations are sitting on piles of cash Interest on $643 billion is boosting bottom lines AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer / Joe Bel Brunothe

Calif. man gets 30 years for Ponzi scheme AP via NJ Post / Gillian Flaccus



Bank chairman talks about housing, interest rates and more South Florida Sun Sentinel / Antonio Fins

MS: Manufacturing booming Clarion Ledger / Arnold Lindsay

True or false: Firms rigged options to make bundle for CEOs Baltimore Sun / Jay Hancock

Venezuela’s $5m Opec extravaganza FT / Carola Hoyos

A Democrat Might Not Be as Different as You Would Think Washington Post / Robert Kagan

First months full of hurdles for Fed chief Knight Ridder via Bradenton Journal / William Neikirk

UK: Pressure on stockbrokers to merge $ FT / Chris Hughes

Are You Prepared for a Steeper Down Spell? LA Times / Tom Petruno

To Limit a Bear's Bite, Focus on Portfolio Mix LA Times / Tom Petruno

IL: Mortgage defaults on rise Chicago Tribune / Becky Yerak

FL: High insurance rates Florida's cruel reality Bradenton Herald / Stephen Majors

OH: Low-end homes selling swiftly Akron Beacon Journal / Gloria Irwin

CA: So far . . . so good LA Times / Ann Brenoff

IL: Counting homes as market spreads out Chicago Tribune / Sharon Stangenes

NY: Outsourcing your life Newsday / Keiko Morris

Quest for energy alternatives heats up AP via NJ Post / Dave Carpenter

Cycle of votes, insiders keeps money flowing Chicago Tribune / Mike Dorning and Andrew Martin

Mine casualties rise with coal prices AP via NJ Post / Roger Alford

A meditation on success Marketwatch / Paul B. Farrell

Homeowner Heaven NY Post / Peter Green

Golden parachutes let CEOs land on feet Contra Costa Times / George Avalos

What to Hold, What to Fold in a Market Gone Mad NY Post / Eileen Gunn

Consider Taxable Munis Marketwatch via Wall Street Journal / Jonathan Burton

Labor, Manufacturing Point to Slowdown: U.S. Economy Preview Bloomberg / Carlos Torres

Two Ways to Watch as Inflation Perks Up Wall Street Journal / Diana Ransom

Yellen: Weak dollar could mean tighter Fed policy Reuters via Houston Chronicle / Ros Krasny

Data helps, but investing is an art, not a science Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Gregory M. Drahuschak

Winn-Dixie: Exec gets a bonus in bankruptcy South Florida Sun Sentinel / Harriet Johnson Brackey

When pay keeps going up even if performance does not Philadelphia Inquirer / Jeff Brown

Options scandal unfolding San Francisco Chronicle / Kathleen Pender

Is home a castle? Denver Post / Aldo Svaldi

Dollar May Drop on Concern U.S. Growth Will Trail Europe, Japan Bloomberg / Prashant Rao

Drivers fill up on conspiracy theories Dallas Morning News / Elizabeth Souder

Favor Funds in Big Stocks Wall Street Journal / Ian McDonald

Memorial Day Stock Bargains? Not Quite Wall Street Journal / Gregory Zuckerman

Vietnam trade accord reopens deep wounds Dallas Morning News / Jim Landers

Inflation's bites and average consumer pays Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Patricia Sabatini and Elwin Green

The bull has just paused for breath, so get buying Independent / Chris Walker

Vodafone to unveil record £20bn loss Guardian – Observer / Oliver Morgan

Foreign investment doesn't equal diversification Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Len Boselovic

Piping hot copper faces a big chill Guardian – Observer / Heather Stewart

UK: You can't hit the jackpot if you hedge your bets Independent / Abigail Townsend

The To and Fro of Inflation, and Seasick Bondholders NY Times / Conrad De Aenlle

Face to Face With Risk, and Learning How to Handle It NY Times / Paul J. Lim

What to Do When the Oil (or the Innovation) Is Gone? NY Times / Daniel Altman

Jobs Report May Signal Soft Landing NY Times / Conrad De Aenlle

A Quick Course in the Economics of Confusion NY Times / Ben Stein


Where stands the carry trade? $ FT / Tony Jackson

Canada's soaring dollar a tourism roadblock St. Petersburg Times / Susan Taylor Martin

Are dark clouds forming over the US economy? Brookes News / Gerard Jackson

Rising costs for just about everything worry business owners AP via Modesto Bee / Joyce Rosenbergth

Market Breather Could Build Inventories, Credit NY Post / Paul Tharp

$13.4B buyout proposal for Kinder Morgan Reuters via CNN

Segway sets course for stock market AP via Charlotte Observer / Michael P. Regan

Cutting Sony, a Corporate Octopus, Back to a Rational Size NY Times / Martin Fackler

ProFunds readies first leveraged ETFs Marketwatch via Investor’s Business Daily

Middle-class consumers on treasure hunt Knight Ridder via Myrtle Beach Sun / Cecil Johnson

Las Vegas real estate prices dampen merger talk Reuters / Paritosh Bansal

'Korea Faces Struggle With Property Bubble' Korea Times / Kim Sung-jin

Germany gets boost as AMD re-invests IHT / Kevin J. O’Brien

Germans strive to make engineering sexy again $ FT / Richard Milne

EU says Italy must respect deficit commitments Reuters / Francesca Piscioneri

Save globalisation from radical global utopians FT / Barry Lynn

UAE Oil Minister Expects No OPEC Change AP via Houston Chronicle 

Canada dollar inches up in thin trade, bonds flat Reuters / Cameron French

Emerging Markets Lose $5 Bln; Worst Result in 2 Years Bloomberg / Andrew J. Barden

Risks Close In on the Fed LA Times / Joel Havemann

European govt bonds drift lower as German confidence climbs AFX via Forbes

Corn, Soybeans May Rise as Hot, Dry Spell Threatens U.S. Crops Bloomberg / Jeff Wilson

GM may build new factory in Russia AP via Dallas Fort Worth Star Telegram / Alex Nicholson

GE Forecasts 20% Increase in China Sales This Year Bloomberg / Ying Lou and Yanping Li

FL: Soaring premiums for homeowners insurance force tough choices Palm Beach Post / Stephanie Horvath

Illinois dreaming of success like California's Chicago Tribune / Jon Van

JPMorgan Hires Osmond, Ng to Expand Capital Markets Bloomberg / Cathy Chan

Start-ups turning to hedge funds Boston Globe / Stephen Heuser

Schwab Rebounds After CEO Retakes Helm LA Times / Walter Hamilton

IL: E-trade pioneer to be honored Chicago Sun Times

German Consumer Optimism Rises as Growth Accelerates Bloomberg / Simone Meier

Dollar slips in thin Asian trading AP via NJ Post

Borrowers keep returning to payday lending stores AP via Houston Chronicle / Stephanie Stoughton

The Big Glut Barron’s via Marketwatch / Robin Goldwyn Blumenthal

Vodafone sets red ink record writing off billions Guardian / Andrew Clark

Japan's Next Export Is Higher Interest Rates Bloomberg / William Pesek Jr.


Canada: Opening statement to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology Bank of Canada / David Dodge

Have Financial Conditions Turned Restrictive? Morgan Stanley / Richard Berner

The Risk Bubble Morgan Stanley / Stephen Roach

The Turn of the Global Liquidity Cycle Morgan Stanley / Joachim Fels

EU: End of Acceleration, Deceleration in Sight Morgan Stanley / Eric Chaney

Japan: Avoid Over-reacting to Monetary Tightening Morgan Stanley / Takehiro Sato

Japan: Sorry, We Lose This Round Morgan Stanley / Takehiro Sato

Korea: Wait and See Morgan Stanley / Sharon Lam and Andy Xie

Why India and China Matter Morgan Stanley / Chetan Ahya

WI: Gears of industry could be slowing Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / Rick Barrett

Foreclosure Hot Spots Forbes / Stephane Fitch

Arch Crawford's Dim View Of Stocks Forbes / John Dobosz

Errors double in derivatives trading $ FT / Richard Beales

Trading Rule May Contain Loophole for CEOs LA Times / Jerry Hirsch

Freddie Mac 2005 Earnings Drop to $2.1B AP via Newsday / Marcy Gordon

CA: Region built 10 percent of new state housing Sacramento Bee / Jim Wasserman

Treasury Sec Paulson: The Defensive Choice Forex News via Safehaven / Ashraf Laidi

Is Wachovia Really Finished with Big Deals? NY Times

Collapsed Hedge Fund Bayou Wants Its Money Back NY Times

Big Bonus Talk Starts Early NY Times

Good as Goldman Slate / Daniel Gross

Paulson's progress $ The Economist

Don't cry for Goldman Sachs CNN / Shaheen Pasha

Fidelity's Magellan fund does a 180 Reuters via CNN

Buttonwood: Time and money $ The Economist

U.S. Treasury balances at Fed fell on May 26 Reuters

ABC/WashPost US consumer comfort index rises Reuters

U.S. mortgage rates unchanged on Tuesday – BestInfo Reuters

Dollar Falls on Concern the U.S. Will Pursue a Weaker Currency Bloomberg / Michael McDonald and Deborah Finestone

Billion-Dollar Babies Forbes / Neal Santelmann

Tuesday Gold Coin Prices AP via NJ Post

Tuesday's Metal Prices AP via NJ Post

Summertime blues AP via Washington Times / Eileen Alt Powell

Selling The Economy Forbes / Jessica Holzer

Statement From the BMA on the nomination of Hank Paulson as Secretary of the U.S. Treasury Bond Market Association

Treasuries prices stay down after Treasury Sec news Reuters / John Parry

Default Risks in Brazil, Mexico, Peru Rising in Credit Markets Bloomberg / Andrew J. Barden

New US Federal Reserve chief faces baptism of fire The Herald via Fiend’s SuperBear Page Douglas Hamilton

Midwest Manufacturing Rises in April pdf Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Bears back on the prowl CNN

How to Avoid More Enrons: Legalize Fraud Tech Central Station / Jeffrey Alan Miron

Tribune Co. to buy back $2 billion in stock Chicago Tribune / Jim Kirk

U.S. Stocks Fall on Drop in Confidence; Wal-Mart Shares Decline Bloomberg / Daniel Hauck

U.S. goes loony over loonie AP via Denver Post / Clarke Canfield

NC: Demand for condos slipping Raleigh News and Observer / Jack Hagel

Moskow says Fed ready to take on inflation Reuters / Ros Krasny

Statement by Chairman Bernanke regarding Secretary Snow Federal Reserve Board / Ben S. Bernanke

Eurozone bonds higher on interest rate fears FT / Joanna Chung and David Turner

We all experience inflation differently Dallas Morning News / Scott Burns

Stormy Weather Will Be A Blow To Economy NY Post / John Crudele

U.S. Consumer Confidence Index Fell to 103.2 in May Bloomberg / Joe Richter

Apartment rents heading higher in '06 CNN

Why so sold on buybacks? Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Tuesday's Analysis / Marty Chenard

U.S. Stock Decline Won't Turn Into a Bear Market Bloomberg / John Dorfman

CEOs Getting Handed a Bigger Slice of the Pie LA Times / Kathy M. Kristof

Trading Rule May Contain Loophole for CEOs LA Times / Jerry Hirsch

Paulson brings Wall Street luster to U.S. Treasury Reuters / Glenn Somerville

No Snow in Treasury Forecast / Dave Cook

Tireless salesman Snow sometimes missed mark Reuters / Glenn Somerville

Oil rises above $72 Reuters via CNN

Wall Street Jockeys for IPOs in Private Equity NY Post / Zachery Kouwe

BofA Hedges Spur Five-year Restatement / Stephen Taub

Emerging markets hit at 'critical' time $ FT / Jennifer Hughes

The Hunt Is On Daily Standard / Irwin Stelzer

Bond Market Could Use a Bernanke More Like Rubin Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

UBS Securities’ Atkinson to Step Down Bond Buyer / Maxwell Meyers

What to Do If the Home Bubble Is an Inflated Idea Bloomberg / John Wasik

Curse of the Cold Hand Strikes More Fund Managers Bloomberg / Chet Currier

Venezuela Seeks to Cut Oil Output NY Times / Simon Romero

Americans Living Abroad Get a Nasty Tax Surprise NY Times / Keith Bradsher and David Cay Johnston

Let's Give John Snow the Praise He Has Earned Bloomberg / Kevin Hassett

Asia's Growth Is No Foil for Vanishing Money Bloomberg / Andy Mukherjee

Dollar Falls on Concern U.S. Reports Will Signal Slower Growth Bloomberg / Chris Young and Ron Harui

Treasury Yields Rise as Investors Add in the `Bernanke Premium' Bloomberg / Daniel Kruger

Europe's Stock Exchanges Don't Need U.S. Owners Bloomberg / Matthew Lynn

Japan's Industrial Production Rises for Second Month Bloomberg / Lily Nonomiya

Japan's Jobless Rate Unchanged at 7-Year Low for Third Month Bloomberg / Jason Clenfield



India's new lobbyists use American methods IHT / Anand Giridharadas

May 10 FOMC Minutes - Open Mouth or Open Market Policy? Northern Trust via Safehaven / Paul Kasriel

BMA Issues Exposure Draft of Best Practices for Broker-Dealers of Auction Rate Securities Bond Market Association

Remember, inflation rise is temporary situation St. Louis Post Dispatch / David Nicklaus

Puffed-up paychecks Business Week via MSNBC / Janie Ho

Consumers jumping on the high-deductible bandwagon AP via Arizona Republic

Many U.S. Mega Caps Now Oversold via Safehaven / Henry To

No Relief For Bargain Hunters Yet Fall Street via Fiend’s SuperBear Page / Brady Willett

50 years of paying a mortgage NY Daily News / JEAN CHATZKY

NV: Housing slowdown felt locally Las Vegas Review Journal / Hubble Smith

Detachment Is Policy Daily Standard / Ellen Bork

Contractors rake it in as they clean it up MSNBC / Martin Wolk

Remembering Lloyd Bentsen . . . from the supply side. National Review / Bruce Bartlett

How the Welfare State Corrupted Sweden Ludwig Von Mises Institute / Per Bylund

UK Data Confirm BoE's Wait-And-See Stance Northern Trust via Safehaven / Victoria Marklew

Dollar Helped by Foggy Bottom, Constitution Ave Forex News via Safehaven / Ashraf Laidi

Canada: Loonie hits 28-year high, then retreats Globe and Mail / Tavia Grant

Fed minutes show concern about inflation USA Today / Sue Kirchhoff

BOJ need not end zero rates in a hurry –Haru Reuters / Shinichi Kishima

TX: State Farm planning rate hike Dallas Fort Worth Star Telegram / R.A. Dyer

Dollar recovers after Chicago PMI FT / Steve Johnson

US SWAPS- Wider spreads with stronger bond yields Reuters

Vonage May Have to Take Back IPO Stock NY Post / Janet Whitman

Will his voice be heard? Newsday / Keiko Morris

Hank The Tank NY Post / Roddy Boyd

Longer mortgages may cost more in long run AP via NJ Post / Eileen Alt Powell

Treasuries slid on hawkish notes FT / Jennifer Hughes, Joanna Chung and David Turner

Bonds stumble on Fed minutes CNN

Wednesday's Money Rates AP via NJ Post

U.S. Treasuries Fall After Release of Federal Reserve Minutes Bloomberg / Daniel Kruger

Fed Members Unsure About Next Interest-Rate Decision Bloomberg / Scott Lanman

Minutes of the Federal Open Market Committee Federal Reserve Board

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

"Borrowing by U.S. Households Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

No thanks to the Fed CNN / Chris Isidore

Dow Closes Up 74, Nasdaq Finishes Up 14 AP via Newsday / Christopher Wang

U.S. Stocks Rise on Oil Drop; Still Post Worst Month Since 2004 Bloomberg / Daniel Hauck

Sun Micro to cut up to 5,000 jobs BBC News

Eurotunnel junior bondholders to reject debt reduction deal – Arco AFX via Forbes

Immigration reform could kill the housing boom Fortune via CNN / Jon Birger and Jenny Mero

Mortgage Application Volume Declines In Latest Survey Mortgage Bankers Association

Foreclosures: '80s vs. '06 Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Racial discrimination plagues mortgage market CNN / Shaheen Pasha

Mortgage demand dips as 30-year rate hits 4-year high of 6.66% Reuters via USA Today

Greener Pastures For Paulson Forbes / Liz Moyer

Paulson needs to get Bush to put a lid on spending Baltimore Sun / Jay Hancock

Wednesday's Metal Prices AP via Houston Chronicle

Exec pay excesses may be spreading Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Is This What Is Meant By 'Investor Protection'? Tech Central Station / Stephen Bainbridge

U.S. Stocks Advance on Oil's Drop; Monsanto Gains on Forecast Bloomberg / Daniel Hauck

PA: Mixed signals on local job front; unemployment rate at 4.9 Pittsburgh Post Gazette

More investors turn neutral on Treasuries – poll Reuters

Citigroup, 14 Other Firms Settle Bond-Auction Probe Bloomberg / Otis Bilodeau

US Midwest economy powers on, housing soft Reuters

SpendingPulse-U.S. prelim May retail sales flat Reuters

Federal Reserve Banks Announce Change to Cash Infrastructure Federal Reserve Board

Uncertainty and Transparency in the Conduct of Monetary Policy Federal Reserve Bank of New York / Timothy F. Geithner

Federal Reserve Banks Announce Changes To Increase Check Service Efficiency Federal Reserve Board

Fed's Geithner-"Neutral" rates are elusive Reuters

Why a titan of Wall St. is tapped Philadelphia Inquirer / Andrew Cassel

Wednesday's Analysis / Marty Chenard

Microsoft CEO defends cash 'problem' Reuters via CNN

Opec set to oppose output cuts FT / Carola Hoyo

Crude Oil and Gold Fall as U.S. to Join Nuclear Talks With Iran Bloomberg / Mark Shenk

Oil prices fall by more than $1 a barrel AP via Philadelphia Inquirer

AZ: Pinal housing market cools Arizona Republic / Carl Holcombe

Archway Bonds Remind Us What's Key in Tourist Deals Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

Is It Tableware or a Leading Indicator? NY Times / David Leonhardt

Thanks to the Fed, risk-free CDs have grown pretty attractive San Antonio Express Courier / David Hendricks

The Last Hike (or your worst nightmare) Institutional Advisors via Safehaven / Bob Hoye

Fed Minutes May Show More-Diverse Views on Inflation, Growth Bloomberg / Craig Torres

The Limp Dollar Daily Reckoning via Lew Rockwell / Bill Bonner

Paulson's First Hurdle May Be Restoring Treasury's Policy Clout Bloomberg / Rich Miller and Brendan Murray

The Coming Rush Out of Hedge Funds? Don't Hold Your Breath Waiting for It Wall Street  Journal via Marketwatch / Jesse Eisinger

Big Sell-Off Worldwide; Dow Sheds 184 Points NY Times / Jeremy W. Peters

Three Reasons Why We Are All So Stressed at Work Bloomberg / Matthew Lynn