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New Jersey partly closes, casinos might be next Reuters / Joan Gralla

Oklahoma's economy diversifies, but energy is still king AP via Dallas Morning News

Fireworks on Wall Street CNN / Steve Hargreaves, Jessica Seid and Grace Wong

GM Jump Start NY Post / Paul Tharp

FL: Orlando housing market is less risky Orlando Sentinel / Jerry W. Jackson

European Bonds Post Fourth Quarterly Decline on ECB Rate Bets Bloomberg / Rodrigo Davies

Canada, U.S. Reach Deal to End Two-Decade-Old Dispute Over Softwood Lumber Bloomberg / Reg Curren and Warren Giles

Mexico: Headaches remain for Fox replacement Houston Chronicle / Eliza Barclay

Mutual funds do poorly in quarter AP via Baltimore Sun

Crude futures close just shy of $74 a barrel AP via Houston Chronicle

Volatile Markets Bring Hedge Funds Under Fire Wall Street Journal via Marketwatch / Lauren Etter

Buffett Children Emerge as a Force in Charity NY Times / Jeff Bailey

G.M. Is Pressed to Form Alliance With Two Rivals NY Times / Micheline Maynard

Yearning to Put Papers Back in Local Hands NY Times / Laura M. Holson

Wal-Mart reports 1.2 percent gain in June AP via Dallas Fort Worth Star Telegram

Dow ends down 41, Nasdaq closes down 2 AP via Dallas Fort Worth Star Telegram / Ellen Simon

NY: Business activity in area shows growth in June Buffalo News / Matt Glynn

Aggressive trading vs. manipulation Chicago Tribune / Mark Skertic and Robert Manor

WTO Talks, in Crisis, Risk Collapse Without Progress Bloomberg / Warren Giles

At the Trade Talks, Threats to Book Flights Home NY Times / James Kanter

Dollar Posts Biggest Weekly Loss Since April on Rate Outlook Bloomberg / Min Zeng


Money manager focusing on earnings, not the Fed's rate hikes Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / Kathleen Gallagher

IRS clarifies rule on sale of assets by nominees AP via Houston Chronicle

Bernanke redefines Fed talk with markets FT / Krishna Guha

Cash Crops Slate / Jesse Stanchak

U.S. Treasuries hover in Asia as market awaits ISM Reuters

Economy, earnings could bring more unease AP via Contra Costa Times / Christopher Wang

NC: More selling homes on their own Raleigh News and Observer / Vicki Lee Parker

CA: Bay Area foreclosure rates below average Mercury News / Eve Mitchell

PA: Fewer New Jobs, Except in IT Philadelphia Inquirer / Jane M. Von Bergen

Northern Trust, TCW Say Worst Is Over for Treasuries Bloomberg / Daniel Kruger

Hiring Rebounds, Manufacturing Expands: U.S. Economy Preview Bloomberg / Carlos Torres

June payrolls should look good, but not great Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

Decoding Fed's Statements Requires Experts AP via ABC News / Jeannine Avrersa

Doctor's dollars shrinking, too Raleigh News and Observer via Detroit News / Anne Krishnan

Pennies May Soon Be a Thing of the Past AP via Washington Post / Jeff Donn

PA: Metals help local stocks outpace national averages in first half Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Len Boselovic

The renaissance of GM Toronto Star / David Olive

Why Bush declared war on the NYT Guardian Observer / Edward Helmore

Taxpayers foot the bill for undocumented immigrants' medical care Knight Ridder / Tony Pugh

Hardly too little, but way too late to earn adulation Australian / David Nason

Loan options may be dangerous: Regulators looking hard at some mortgage offers Washington Post via Boston Herald / Kenneth R. Harney

UK: Trillion-pound trapeze act for house market Guardian Observer / Heather Stewart

UK: Are the real pros being managed out of existence? Guardian Observer / Simon Caulkin

Trade talks in 'crisis situation' BBC News

IL: A hint of restraint Chicago Tribune / James P. Miller

US bosses earn 800 times lowest pay Guardian Observer / Heather Stewart

Money Market Mutual Funds: June 30, 2006 close Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Understanding the Federal Funds Rate Wall Street Journal / David Wessel

A noncommittal Fed LA Times

Inflation Means Time to Make Changes NY Post / Gregory Bresiger

If rates have peaked, what's it mean for small-fry investors? Philadelphia Inquirer / Jeff Brown

Cash Is Raising the Bar for Stocks LA Times / Tom Petruno

Thanks to Fed, Cash Is Almost Exciting Wall Street Journal / Kelly K. Spors

A Wall Street Exposé With an All-Star Index NY Times / Andrew Ross Sorkin

Private Equity Titans Dominating Wall St. NY Post / Zachery Kouwe

With rates rising, more advisers sing praises of cash Chicago Tribune / Janet Kidd Stewart

Brokerage stocks go on summer break Wall Street Journal via Charlotte Observer / Jed Horowitz

Commodity funds volatile but offer hedge Chicago Tribune / Gail MarksJarvis

Analysts seek soft landing Arizona Republic / Russ Wiles

At the Core of AMD, a Man Made for a Challenge LA Times / Terril Yue Jones

Many likely to spend retirement in poverty Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Gregory M. Drahuschak

Falling wages tied to immigrants Bloomberg via Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Heidi Przybyla

A wealth of reasons to give billions Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Jack Markowitz

Squeezing the Most Out of Social Security Wall Street Journal / Jonathan Clements

CA: Is this the big moment? LA Times / Gayle Pollard-Terry

Giving It Away, Then and Now Slate via NY Times / Daniel Gross

Russia Ends Currency Restrictions on Ruble AP via Newsday


Whiskey and Gunpowder Daily Reckoning / Mike Shedlock

Spreads of Hybrid Securities Bond Market Association

Some tips on the best investments from the US Treasury Christian Science Monitor / Steve Dinnen

Reader puts her family on a debt diet Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

High fuel prices aren't disastrous Dallas Morning News / Scott Burns

CBOE June volume up 71 pct on year, market share up Reuters

Monday's Money Rates AP via NJ Post

TX: Candidate's lead in Mexico raises Texans' hopes Dallas Morning News / Dianne Solis and Brendan M. Case

Wall Street higher ahead of holiday FT / John O’Doherty

GM sales fall 25.7%; Toyota up 14.4% AP via Chicago Tribune

Nissan and Renault want GM talks BBC News

How to slow the population clock Christian Science Monitor / David R. Francis

Review and Preview Morgan Stanley / Ted Wieseman and David Greenlaw

Minneapolis Fed survey finds service firms upbeat Reuters

All the comforts of home Marketwatch / Rachel Koning Beals

Monday's commodities roundup AP via Beaufort Gazette

A Global Heat Map for Inflation Morgan Stanley / Eric Chaney

EU: Groundhog Day at the ECB Morgan Stanley / Elga Bartsch

WTO's Lamy Has Two Weeks to Save a Global Trade Accord for 2006 Bloomberg / Warren Giles and Mark Drajem

Europeans Making NYSE Over Euronext NY Post / Zachery Kouwe

EU call to open hedge funds to investors FT / Tobias Buck

On Independence Day, from grill to gridlock to...Vegas? Christian Science Monitor

The moral burden of bankruptcy Christian Science Monitor / G. Jeffrey MacDonald

Treasury Bond Prices Fall in Thin Trading AP via Houston Chronicle

Is U.S. economy on the right track? McClatchy-Tribune via Charlotte Observer / Mark J. Perry

In uncertain times, home sellers try new strategies Wall Street Journal / June Fletcher

Consumers face challenges in handling debt AP via Charlotte Observer / Eileen Alt Powell

Oil Prices Settle at $73 a Barrel AP via Baltimore Sun

Rising yields make risk-free options more appealing Dallas Morning News / Pamela Yip

Milwaukee-area business growth slower in June Reuters

Look before you leap Marketwatch / Dr. Irwin Kellner

Ford, Chrysler Report Lower U.S. Sales for June; Nissan's Drop 19 Percent Bloomberg / Bill Koenig

TX: No work today? Count yourself lucky Dallas Morning News / Pamela Yip

Monday Gold Coin Prices AP via NJ Post

Monday's Metal Prices AP via NJ Post

Global Housing Boom May Cool Slowly, Avoiding a Crippling Bust Bloomberg / Rich Miller and Simon Kennedy

Putting The 'Hedge' Back Forbes / Perrie Weiner

U.S. stocks advance; GM shares lead blue-chips Reuters / Vivianne Rodrigues

DIARY-Federal Reserve Events Reuters

Crude and gold climb in thin trade FT / Darryl Thompson

Dollar Falls Against Euro as ISM Data Suggests U.S. Manufacturing Cooling Bloomberg / Deborah Finestone

Euro holds steady against U.S. dollar AP via NJ Post

Construction Spending Down 0.4 Pct. in May AP via Newsday / Martin Crutsinger

Manufacturing in U.S. Expands at Slower Pace as ISM Index Falls to 53.8 Bloomberg / Bob Willis

Henry Paulson Should Champion U.S. Gasoline Tax Bloomberg / John F. Wasik

Fed fiddles with the thermostat but needs to see bigger picture Independent / Stephen King

Stocks in U.S. Endangered by Forecasts of 6% Fed Target Rate Bloomberg / Nick Baker

Beijing to allow short selling, margin trade The Standard

In Canada, the Torch Is Passed on a Quiet but Profitable Legacy NY Times / Ian Austen

Internet Calling Pressures Bells to Lower Rates NY Times / Matt Richtel and Ken Belson

BP Traders, Attempting to `Corner' Propane Market, Lost $10 Mln Bloomberg / Will Kennedy

Mexico in election cliffhanger Reuters via Washington Post / Kieran Murray and Alistair Bell

WTO negotiations end in stalemate Independent / Philip Thornton

Despair as five years of world trade talks fail Guardian / Larry Elliott and Ashley Seager

The Doha talks must fail for the sake of the world's poor Guardian / Robert Wade



Three carmaker pile-up $ The Economist

Addressing Challenges Raised by Basel II Implementation Federal Reserve Board / Susan Schmidt Bies

Borrowing a few ideas from a housing lender Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

N Korea tempts sanctions by firing missiles FT / Anna Fifiel, Caroline Daniel and David Pilling

Cheaper US housing overshadows world economy-Soros Reuters

Observations on California Housing, July 2006 Safehaven / Jas Jain

U.S. economy seen slowing Globe and Mail / Richard Blackwell

US options inquiry widens FT / Jeremy Grant

International Stock Market Bubble Safehaven / Jem Berkes

Gold May Rise on Speculation That Fed Will End Rate Increases Bloomberg / Julie Tay

TX: Frost Bank acquiring Summit San Antonio Express News / William Pack

A New Declaration Free Market News / Ron Paul

Home Sweet Home Daily Standard / Irwin Stelzer

ECB Set to Hold Interest Rates Steady AP via Newsday / Matt Moore

U.K. profitability improves in first quarter Marketwatch / Sarah Turner

Bernanke’s Big Mistake NY Post / John Crudele

What will the Fed meeting bring Free Market News / Paul Nolte

T-bills not so bad compared with S&P LA Times via Baltimore Sun / Tom Petruno

Patriotic Dilemma - Which cars are actually made in America? Boston Herald / Jerry Kronenberg

Sagging Sales Mar GM’s Makeover Plans NY Post / Paul Tharp

Bank of Japan said to raise interest rate AP via NJ Post / Carl Freire

Oil prices fall on Independence Day AP via Philadelphia Inquirer

Euro holds steady against U.S. dollar AP via NJ Post / Matt Moore

Faring Well NY Post / Roddy Boyd

U.S. seen as economic threat in S. Korea AP via Philadelphia Inquirer / Kelly Olsen

Central American trade pact hits snags Washington Times / Jeffrey Sparshott

The Buttonwood column: So much hot air $ The Economist

What Happens When Fed Stops Raising Rates? Bloomberg / Chet Currier

Japanese Bonds Drop on Concern Demand May Falter at 10-Year Debt Auction Bloomberg / Issei Morita

Bank of Japan Should Keep Interest Rates Near Zero, Finance Minister Says Bloomberg / Mayumi Otsuma


A bear emerges among the cheerleaders Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Refinancing may not be beneficial Dallas Morning News / Scott Burns

Higher prices, higher rates: The 1st-time homebuyer squeeze CNN / Jeanne Sahadi

Taming Inflation / James B. Stewart

Fed falling from favor Philadelphia Inquirer via Akron Beacon Journal / Andrew Cassel

GSEs, others gird for loss of free Fed intraday credit Marketwatch / Campion Walsh

FL: Nationwide seeks average 71.4 percent increase Palm Beach Post

Oil rigs stage exodus from Gulf of Mexico Wall Street Journal via Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Mike Spector

Full Implications Of Hedge Fund Rule Defeat Not Yet Understood Institutional Investor

Commerce Bancorp growth off, business model weakens Wall Street Journal via Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Jesse Eisinger

Europe Suffers Worrying Wave of Financial Chaos Bloomberg / Matthew Lynn

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

ABC/WashPost US Consumer Comfort Index rises to -9 Reuters

ADP payroll survey shows net gain of 368,000 Marketwatch / Gregg Robb

Private jobs data hits U.S. bonds, helps dollar FXStreet / Lucia Mutikani

PIMCO's Gross donates $10 mln to stem cell research Reuters

Corporate credit $ FT / Lex

Treasuries Drop After Report Shows Most Job Gains Since 2001 Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton and Michael McDonald

GM's Wagoner to Meet Renault's Ghosn, Person Says Bloomberg / Jeff Green

Walgreen's same-store sales rise 9% Marketwatch / Dan Burrows

A Stock-option-timing scandal costs all investors AP via Clarion Ledger

Oil closes at record above $75 Reuters via CNN

Ethanol investors better sniff for bubbles Baltimore Sun / Jay Hancock

Buy-out funds ‘facing greater risk’ FT / Francesco Guerrera and James Politi

Euronext future not cast in stone Marketwatch / Simon Kennedy

Merrill, Morgan, UBS, Citi Lose to Schwab, E*Trade, Ameritrade Bloomberg / Bradley Keoun

UK: Bank set to keep UK rates steady BBC News

Lay Cheats Justice Forbes / Christopher Helman

Investors Have a Message for the Fed National Review / John Tamny

MBA Publishes Revised Procedures for Mortgage-Backed Securities Buy-Ins Bond Market Association

Citigroup Holds Onto No. 1 Spot Bond Buyer / Robert Whalen

Hate to Burst Your (Housing) Bubble National Review / Jerry Bowyer

Surviving a Real-Estate Slowdown Wall Street Journal via Marketwatch / Gregory Zuckerman

Gold surges in wake of Korea missile tests Marketwatch / Myra P. Saefong

Goldman raises June payrolls forecast to 250,000 Reuters

Employers pull out book on flexibility to retain boomers AP via Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Joyce M. Rosenberg

Enron founder Ken Lay dies CNN / Shaheen Pasha

Dow, Nasdaq Fall in Late Morning Trading AP via LA Times / Michael J. Martinez

Profit Boom Could Be a Bit Muffled LA Times / Tom Petruno

What Options Scandal? Forbes / Elizabeth Corcoran

A Rally To Trade On Forbes / Chris Johnson

Wednesday's Analysis / Marty Chenard

Treasuries Fall After Report Shows Most Job Gains Since 2001 Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton and Michael McDonald

Wednesday Gold Coin Prices AP via NJ Post

U.S. chain store sales weak at end of June Reuters

U.S. Economy: Factory Orders, Hiring Show Unexpected Strength Bloomberg / Courtney Schlisserman

No dice, Atlantic City CNN

Budget woes looming beyond N.J. Christian Science Monitor / Ron Scherer and Lauren Dake

AT&T, Cisco CEOs, Bullish on Economy, Lead Rush to Bond Market Bloomberg / Caroline Salas

Idaho School District Sets New Pattern in Bond Sale Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

JGBs lose early missile-related gains, BOJ awaited Reuters / Eric Burroughs

What Comes Next Once the Fed Stops Raising Rates? Bloomberg / Chet Currier

Orders Placed With U.S. Factories Probably Rose 0.1% in May Bloomberg / Courtney Schlisserman

DC: Rents Rise as Apartment Market Is Squeezed Washington Post / Kirsten Downey

Search for New Oil Sources Leads to Processed Coal NY Times / Matthew L. Wald

Gold rush Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

If OPEC Is a Cartel, Why Not the Group of Seven? Bloomberg / William Pesek

Currency Strategists: U.S. May Run Into Chinese Wall Bloomberg / Christina Soon

Euro Climbs as ECB's Trichet May Signal Further Rate Increases Bloomberg / Ron Harui and Kosuke Goto

Congressional crunch: big bills, little time Christian Science Monitor / Gail Russell Chaddock

General Motors, Market Engineering, and Confidence 'Protection' Lew Rockwell / Karen De Coster and Eric Englund

Hedge funds poised for clean bill of health in Brussels Guardian / David Gow

Russian threat to trade unless US backs WTO bid FT / Neil Buckley and Frances Williams

UK number crunchers paint gloomier picture than US and EU Scotsman

GM Alliance With Renault-Nissan Is Worth the Risk Bloomberg / Doron Levin


ADP report contests usual jobs data Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Rates rise faster than predicted Dallas Morning News / Steve Brown

U.S. mortgage rates stay put Marketwatch / Amy Hoak

In Defense of Debt Collectors Lew Rockwell / Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr.

Non Peak Oil Lew Rockwell / George Giles

Bury This Death-Tax Compromise National Review / Phil Kerpen

Cingular accused of deceiving AT&T customers AP via MSNBC

Cooling U.S. contrasts with buoyant euro business Reuters / Mike Dolan

Paulson to be sworn in as Treasury sec'y July 10 Reuters

Drill-seeking The Economist

The ultimate marketing machine The Economist

Dow Closes Up 73, Nasdaq Finishes Up 2 AP via LA Times / Christopher Wang

Fed retools message as future US policy path clouds Reuters / Alister Bull

Don't Be A Xenophobe Forbes / Chaniga Vorasarun

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

Cooling home market spurs interest in foreclosures Wall Street Journal via Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Land-value erosion hurts home builders Wall Street Journal via Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Michael Corkery and Ian McDonald

Ready for a Bush hug? The Economist

Copper Prices Surge, Lead Metals Rally, on Demand by Funds Bloomberg / Katy Watson

SKorea rejects North's offer of military talks to reduce border tension AFX via Forbes

UK: Revised version $ The Economist

The trouble with Pakistan The Economist

Mexico's Calderon: what he stands for Reuters

Finland's EU presidency gets under way $ The Economist

Fed would play role in reversing trade gap Marketwatch / Greg Robb

Flips in yield curve keep traders guessing Reuters / John Parry

Dow Average Rises as Altria Gains on Florida Cigarette Ruling Bloomberg / Nick Baker

Oil prices hold above $75 a barrel AP via NJ Post

Oil Analysts Raise Price Forecasts on Demand Growth Bloomberg / Mark Shenk

Oil destined for $100, expert says Reuters via CNN

Thursday's Metal Prices AP via NJ Post

Thursday's Money Rates AP via NJ Post

Ken Lay Died an Innocent Man, Believe It or Not Bloomberg / Ann Woolner

The Short View: Payroll numbers hard to predict $ FT / Philip Coggan

Oppenheimer Fund's Returns Stumble as Assets Grow to $3 Billion Bloomberg / Sree Vidya

Are life cycle fund investors doing it wrong? AP via MSNBC

Call for rally stirs fears of unrest in Mexico FT / Adam Thomson

Hawkish ECB hints at August rate increase FT / Ralph Atkins

Bank of England holds rates at 4.5% FT / Chris Giles

Reflections on Globalization and Policies Federal Reserve Board / Donald L. Kohn

US Fed's Kohn says keeps eye on global imbalances Reuters

Dollar Appreciates in June Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Treasuries climb after surprisingly soft services Reuters / John Parry

Treasuries Rise as Pace of Service Industry Expansion Slows Bloomberg / Michael McDonald

Application Volumes Increase in Latest Survey Mortgage Bankers Association

Mortgage demand rises as rates dip despite Fed increase Reuters via USA Today

US 30-, 15-year mortgage rates rise again in week Reuters

Dow, Nasdaq jump in late morning trading CNN

Thursday's Analysis / Marty Chenard

Certified pre-owned programs gain popularity Business Week via MSNBC / Matt Vella

'Major screwup' at Airbus Business Week via MSNBC / Carol Matlack

Derivative traders see June US payrolls at 205,400 Reuters

U.S. Economy: Service Industries Expand Less Than Expected Bloomberg / Joe Richter

Pinched small businesses resort to higher prices USA Today / John Hopkins

U.S. Retailers Sales Slowed by Higher Gasoline Prices Bloomberg / Cotten Timberlake

Thursday Gold Coin Prices AP via Minneapolis Star Tribune

Euro Posts Gains Against U.S. Dollar AP via Houston Chronicle

Wachovia Fined $25M Bloomberg via NY Post

The Politics of Managing Failure Tech Central Station / Alan Oxley

NJ: Casino Closings Take $9M Bite Out of The Donald NY Post / Janet Whitman

The Silver Bullet Fallacy Tech Central Station / Glenn Harlan Reynolds

Business Star to Icon of Greed LA Times / Martin Zimmerman

Lay Was A Victim of His Own Success NY Post / John Crudele

Citigroup, Goldman, Merrill Bamboozle Bondholders Bloomberg / Mark Gilbert

Climbing debt casts doubt on dollar's future Christian Science Monitor / Mark Trumbull

NY: Little Shift in Prices of Manhattan Apartments NY Times / Josh Barbanel

Social Security- Security or Insecurity? Silver Investor via Safehaven / David Morgan

ECB May Toughen Tone on Inflation, Maintain Key Rate Bloomberg / Simone Meier

Hefty bill for online click fraud FT / Chris Nuttall



US jobs $ FT / Lex

Oil price rise fuels fears on inflation FT / Carola Hoyos

Gold, silver retreat on profit-taking AP via NJ Post

Finance-Based Growth National Review / William P. Kucewicz

Stagflation Reality Sets In Euro Pacific via Safehaven / Peter Schiff

Federal Reserve Events Reuters

June jobs report creates splitting Fed-ache Reuters / Ros Krasny

Moody's may raise tobacco companies' debt ratings Reuters

Unemployment state by state CNN

Jobs report not as weak as it looks Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

The Competitive Edge Smartmoney / Donald Luskin

Rates on lines of credit reach 5-year high AP via MSNBC

The next real estate boom Business 2.0 via CNN / Chris Taylor

Spotlight: Freddie Mac's master mechanic IHT / Caroline Brothers

Betting Against the Dollar Forbes / Matthew Swibel

PA: Job numbers lift Pa. economy in first quarter Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Patricia Sabatini

Doha Round Deadlock Continues Forbes / Jessica Holzer

Treasuries Gain as Investors Pare Bets on Rate Increase After Jobs Report Bloomberg / Michael McDonald and Annie Pinkert

CO: Greenspan raises red flag on energy Denver Post / David Frey

Working out who's out of work $ The Economist

CO: High-end houses driving up prices Denver Post / Margaret Jackson

Friday Gold Coin Prices AP via NJ Post

Friday's Metal Prices AP via NJ Post

NV: Congress may fold casinos' bid Las Vegas Sun / Lisa Mascaro

Look! Up in the Sky! It's An Inflation-Fighting Fed! Ludwig Von Mises Institute / Cyd Malone

Fed funds futures see Fed more likely to not hike rates Marketwatch / Tomi Kilgore

3M sees Q2 pre-ex earnings below expectations, FY EPS 4.55-4.65 usd AFX via Forbes

Friday's Analysis / Marty Chenard

The Big Three: Desperation, Wishful Thinking and Big Myths Washington Post / Steven Pearlstein

GM gets extra lift from Deutsche Bank upgrade Marketwatch / Jim Jelter

Stocks look for a little love CNN

RadioShack names turnaround CEO Reuters via Washington Post / Emily Kaiser

Buying when others are selling Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

Options spring-loading stirs SEC controversy FT / Kate Burgess and Jeremy Grant

U.S. Treasuries Rise After June Job Growth Is Below Forecast Bloomberg / Michael McDonald and Annie Pinkert

Hedge-Fund Fraud Is `Emerging Threat,' McNulty Says Bloomberg / Robert Schmidt

TX: Teardown trend travels north Dallas Morning News / Steve Brown

AZ: Sales of manufactured homes increase along with interest rates, land prices Arizona Republic / Andrew Johnson

China's yuan ends at new high on rate rumors Marketwatch / Chris Oliver

Dollar Drops to Four-Week Low as Job Growth Trails Forecasts Bloomberg / Daniel Kruger

Payrolls Increase by 121,000 in June AP via South Florida Sun Sentinel / Jeannine Aversa

Reports show more consumers hitting the brakes on spending Cincinnati Enquirer and AP / John Eckberg and Anne D’Innocenzio

US jobs growth weaker than expected FT / Christopher Swann

Job growth weak again CNN

U.S. Economy: Job Growth Falls Short of Forecasts, Wages Climb Bloomberg / Joe Richter

Farewell to $60 oil; Brace yourself for $80 Marketwatch / Myra P. Saefong

$3? We keep pumping Cincinnati Enquirer / Jon Newberry and Ryan Clark

Underinvestment Dogs Oil Sector Forbes / Oxford Analytica

Crude oil prices rise back above $75 AP via Philadelphia Inquirer / Gillian Wong

CO: Court: United Must Repay Denver Bonds Bond Buyer / Yvette Shields

Five, Maybe Six, Reasons You Should Build a Ballpark Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

Employers in U.S. Probably Added 175,000 Jobs Last Month Bloomberg / Joe Richter

Simple Secret May Explain Mystery of Small Stocks Bloomberg / Chet Currier

Can a Failure Become a Savior? $ NY Times / Floyd Norris

Jump-Start or New Battery for G.M.? NY Times / Micheline Maynard

Bush Heads to Chicago to Spotlight Good Economic News NY Times / Sheryl Gay Stolberg

Crude Oil May Rise on Gasoline Demand, Supply Threats Bloomberg / Gene Laverty

Vanguard changes name of its exchange-traded funds AP via Akron Beacon Journal / Deborah Yao

ECB Turns Hawkish, Is Set To Hike On August 3 Northern Trust via Safehaven / Victoria Marklew

UK: Rates held for the 11th month in a row Scotsman / Nick Bevens

China's Rating Outlook Raised by Moody's on Changes Bloomberg / Mari Murayama

Oil Falls a Second Day on Unexpected Rise in Gasoline Supply Bloomberg / Gavin Evans

Lehman Brothers Predicts BOJ Rate Boost, Recommends Buying Yen Bloomberg / Daniel Kruger

Bank of Korea Keeps Interest Rate Unchanged at 4.25% Bloomberg / Seyoon Kim

Asia Stands to Lose If WTO Trade Talks Collapse Bloomberg / Andy Mukherjee


Dissent on housing descent Orange County Register / Jonathan Lansner

Women snapping up homes Mortgage lenders court single female buyers via Seattle Post Intelligencer / Holden Lewis

3M shares dive 9% on earnings warning Minneapolis Star Tribune / Dee DePass

Unexpected tax revenue to shrink U.S. budget deficit Marketwatch

Checkbooks becoming thing of the past Newsday / Indrani Sen

No G-8 Seat for China, Other Big Economies AP via Newsday / Tom Raum

Pimco's Gross Says Bear Market in Bonds Has Ended Bloomberg / Annie Pinkert and Kathleen Hays

Ten-Year Treasury Yields Fall to Two-Week Low on Slower Growth Bloomberg / Michael McDonald

European Bonds Drop for Sixth Week as ECB Signals Rate Increase Bloomberg / Rodrigo Davies

Too much concentrated risk in first-lien mortgage investments Marketwatch / Chuck Jaffe

FL: Dirt rich St. Petersburg Times / James Thorner

Danger Ahead NY Post / Tom Bawden

Oops NY Post / Tom Bawden

Bush Says Economy Depends on Tax Cuts, Basic Research Bloomberg / Roger Runningen

Federal deficit may fall below $300B AP via Seattle Times / Andrew Taylor

New Jersey's B.S. Budget Lew Rockwell / Andrew S. Fischer

Signs conflict on health of U.S. labor market Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Patricia Sabatini

Jobs Data Indicates Economy Is Slowing NY Times / Eduardo Porter



MA: Homeowners play double jeopardy Boston Globe / Brenda J. Buote

CA: More `must sell' properties as market cools Long Beach Press Telegram / Don Jergler

PC makers hope laptop size matters USA Today / Michelle Kessler

Income inequality isn't all bad Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Zero percent credit offers can be costly Dallas Morning News / Pamela Yip

Consumer spending slowing, but how much? Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

Paulson could provide a better legacy for Bush $ FT / Krishna Guha and Holly Yeager

Bankruptcies are down Modesto Bee / Ben van der Meerbee

CA: Property market fills city cash gap Oakland Tribune / Heather McDonald

A Wild Ride Washington Post / Brooke A. Masters

PNC banking on a billion 'impressions' during All-Star festivities Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Dan Fitzpatrick

Feds want to turn off light bulbs -- for good Knight Ridder via Orlando Sentinel / Robert S. Boyd

KS: Health prices alone aren't full picture Wichita Eagle / Andi Atwater

Inflation targeting is the way forward for the Fed $ FT / Stephen Cecchetti

Treasury Investors Most Bullish Since 9/11 After Labor Report Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton

Japanese Debt Auction May Attract Lowest Demand in Three Years Bloomberg

Scam Snared Gentry NY Post / Roddy Boyd

Performance of hedge funds steadies $ FT / Stephen Schurr

Strong earnings may buoy stocks CNN / Steve Hargreaves, Jessica Seid and Grace Wong

Earnings Could Bring Wall Street Relief AP via Chicago Tribune / Christopher Wang

Consumer Spending Probably Rose in June: U.S. Economy Preview Bloomberg / Carlos Torres

Need to stay on job, but forced to retire early LA Times via Chicago Tribune / Jonathan Peterson

Hillary Clinton seeks to woo Wall St $ FT / Ben White

American Standoff NY Post / Hillary Kramer

CO: Second-home buyers head south Denver Post / Margaret Jackson

Fed's signals disconcerting Baltimore Sun / Laura Smitherman

Who Needs Convertibles? Wall Street Journal / Amy Hoak

Bids on the block LA Times / Diane Webster

Default rate of 'piggyback' loans spurs Wall Street to action LA Times / Kenneth R. Harney

Surprising Jump in Tax Revenues Is Curbing Deficit NY Times / Edmund L. Andrews

Why U.S. Companies Shouldn't Whine About Taxes NY Times / Edmund L. Andrews

When Manipulation Might Equal Fraud LA Times / Tom Petruno

U.S. could use more Hamiltons Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Jack Markowitz

Some study chaos theory, but I'll stick with earnings Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Gregory M. Drahuschak

Earnings Season Starts; Japan Could Raise Rate Wall Street Journal

U.S. album sales off 4.2 percent in '06; downloads up 77 percent AP via Detroit News /Alex Veiga

Is 'Total Pay' That Tough to Grasp? $ NY Times / Gretchen Morgenson

Cash May Not Be King, but It's Wielding More Power US News and World Report via NY Times / Paul J. Lim

Five key investment lessons from Morningstar conference Marketwatch / Chuck Jaffe

Drink, Smoke and Gamble, and This Fund Climbs NY Times / Joshua Brockman

Five Funds Prosper Far From Wall Street Wall Street Journal / Nicole Bullock and Rob Wherry

Oil's Promise Still a Dream LA Times / Edmund Sanders

Penny foolish, nickel wise; it's time to lose our cents Baltimore Sun / Jay Hancock

MA: Headed up: Gas tops $3: Experts see no sign of relief Boston Herald / Jay Fitzgerald

Is It Time to Cash In on That Jewelry Box? NY Times / Lori Ettlinger Gross

Buoyant Japan to raise rates Guardian – Observer / Heather Stewart



Why the Fed is really done MSNBC via Fiend’s Super Bear Page / Bill Fleckenstein

Take This Job and Count It! Slate / Daniel Gross

DC: Well-Paid Benefit Most As Economy Flourishes Washington Post / Neil Irwin and Cecilia Kang

A bond that insures against instability FT / Stephany Griffith-Jones and Robert Shiller

Money managers finding it hard to resist "junk" Reuters / Jennifer Ablan

Federal Reserve Policy Destroys the Value of Your Savings Texas Straight Talk via Safehaven / Ron Paul

Economic gains haven't trickled down very far Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

The Big-Bang Story of U.S. Private Business National Review / Larry Kudlow

Main Street Fights Back Tech Central Station / Dominic Basulto

Rival indexing methods touch off tough talk Dallas Morning News / Scott Burns

US accused of blocking Doha deal FT / Alan Beattie

Mortgage Giants Avert Potential Disaster AP via Newsday / Marcy Gordon

Stocks End Mixed In Lighter Volume Investor’s Business Daily / Vincent Mao

CT: Bond Trader's Nantucket Yacht Club Hits Preservationist Squall Bloomberg / Tom Moroney

Hot and Cold War BBC News / Paul Reynolds

Best Quotes of June 2006 Dollar Collapse via Safehaven / John Rubino

Dollar Advances Versus Euro on Expectations of Higher Rates Bloomberg / Daniel Kruger

Treasuries end little changed, look for fresh data Reuters / Zubin Jelveh

Fed: Growth in Consumer Borrowing Slows AP via Forbes / Martin Crutsinger

Euro Economies Grow Faster Than Expected AP via Minneapolis Star Tribune / Aoife White

Treasury Secretary Paulson Forbes / Jessica Holzer

US housing market slowing but strong - Freddie Mac Reuters

U.S. House bill would close Wal-Mart bank loophole Reuters / John Poirier

US mortgage bond prepayments unchanged in June Reuters / Julie Haviv

Treasury prices reverse Friday's climb AP via Beaufort Gazette / Danielle Reed

Senator urges Paulson keep pressure on China yuan Reuters

Corn Rises to 2-Year High on Concern for Prolonged U.S. Drought Bloomberg / Jeff Wilson

Big Good Ben New York Magazine / James J. Cramer

The Latest on Deflation Daily Reckoning / Mogambo Guru

Report: Consumer groups blast Fed CNN

Regional banks in a rate whirl Wall Street Journal via Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Robin Sidel and Clint Riley

Stocks Gain on Hopes of Strong Earnings AP via Baltimore Sun / Christopher Wang

When Funds Close Their Doors / Aleksandra Todorova

South Korean cash flows into U.S. real estate Wall Street Journal via Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Dongjin Park

Resurgent Russia $ The Economist

China's Trade Surplus Rises to Record $14.5 Billion Bloomberg / Nipa Piboontanasawat

Bank of Japan's Inflation Avoidance Business Week via MSNBC

Treasurys down mildly as stocks post gains Marketwatch / Leslie Wines

Review and Preview Morgan Stanley / Ted Wieseman

Treasury Holders Most Bullish Since 9/11 on Payrolls Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton

A Final Dose of Inflation Insurance Morgan Stanley / Richard Berner and David Greenlaw

Wholesale inventories rise in May Reuters via CNN

Will the Real Core Inflation Measure Please Stand Up? Morgan Stanley / Richard Berner

Dollar rises against major currencies AP via NJ Post

Monday Gold Coin Prices AP via NJ Post

Oil prices fall below $74 a barrel AP via NJ Post

U.S. Stocks Gain on Second-Qtr Profit Outlook; Alcoa Advances Bloomberg / Dune Lawrence

Monday's Analysis / Marty Chenard

High Anxiety NY Post / Tom Bawden

Paulson pledges strong, open U.S. economy Marketwatch / Robert Schroeder

TX: A slight dip in new house sales for the rest of 2006 could push inventory up Dallas Fort Worth Star Telegram / Andrea Jares

EU: Tightening the Fiscal Belt Morgan Stanley / Eric Chaney, Elga Bartsch and Vladimir Pillonca

EU: Trichet's Trick Morgan Stanley / Elga Bartsch

Singapore: 2Q GDP Estimated to Rise 7.5% on Strong Production Morgan Stanley / Deyi Tan

The Calm Before the Storm Morgan Stanley / Jeffrey Matsu

Here Come the Money Helicopters Lew Rockwell / Bill Walker

The policymakers are all agreed. But are they right? Independent / Stephen King

Gold's baffling ways Marketwatch / Peter Brimelow

FL: Local banks hold up amid real estate, margin squeeze Palm Beach Post / Stephanie Horvath

Why a Higher Minimum Wage Is Bad Economic Policy Bloomberg / Kevin Hassett

British Pound Passes Yen Among Central Bank Currency Reserves Bloomberg / Rodrigo Davies

Is the Fed in the middle of a risky shift? London Times / Anatole Kaletsky

Bernanke, Fukui, Trichet Can't Match Greenspan's Clarity on Interest Rates Bloomberg / Matthew Benjamin and Rich Miller

Why coal-rich US is seeing record imports Christian Science Monitor / Mark Clayton

The bull takes a breather Christian Science Monitor / Martin Skala

Academic rocks corporate America by revealing boardroom reward ploys Guardian / Andrew Clark

Money fund rates shine again Christian Science Monitor / Martin Skala

Yen May Extend Gains From Near 4-Week High Before BOJ Meeting Bloomberg / Kosuke Goto

UK: Doing nothing seems to have worked Guardian / Larry Elliott

Beware the Dark Side to China's 10% Growth Bloomberg / William Pesek Jr.

Singapore Economy Grows for Fifth Straight Quarter on Electronics Exports Bloomberg / Shamim Adam


Stagflation or too much speculation? Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Yields below fed funds may signal Fed overshoot Reuters / John Parry and Lucia Mutikani

Beware the central bank dilemma $ FT / Philip Coggan

The Main Street Economist pdf Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

Business owners show less optimism USA Today / Sue Kirchhoff

Caveat Deficit Forbes / Jessica Holzer

FDIC Proposes New Risk-Based Insurance Assessment System FDIC

Canada: Bank of Canada keeps target for the overnight rate at 4 1/4 per cent Bank of Canada

Bank of Canada holds rate steady Globe and Mail / Roma Luciw and Richard Blackwell

Where is Gold Going from Here??? Safehaven / Jon Kopel

Mortgage bonds languish as investors stay sidelined Reuters / Julie Haviv

Emerging debt - Prices rise despite weak equities Reuters / Walter Brandimarte

Oil prices settle above $74 a barrel AP via Bradenton Journal

Stocks strike back CNN / Alexandra Twin

Wagoner says he's not against alliance AP via NJ Post / Tom Krishner

GM CEO sees flat U.S. auto sales, no recession Reuters

Mortgage rate stability seen Sacramento Bee / Jim Wasserman

House Backs Measure to Stifle Online Gambling in U.S. Bloomberg

Bernanke heads to the Hill CNN / Grace Wong

Commentary: Why the Fed is overshooting with rate hikes Marketwatch / Dr. Irwin Kellner

Kindergarten to Grad School Loans Boost Bond Market Bloomberg / Christine Richard

Hopes for Bonds High – Again LA Times / Tom Petruno

America's savings hoax exposed Marketwatch / Paul B. Farrell

Gold, Silver Rise as Iran, Indian Attacks Spur Demand for Haven Bloomberg / Pham-Duy Nguyen

$70 oil: Get used to it CNN / Steve Hargreaves

U.S. May job hires outpace openings Reuters

S&P 500 faces major technical test Marketwatch / Michael Ashbaugh

Nasdaq Extends Losses In Heavier Trade Investor’s Business Daily / Vincent Mao

The Buttonwood column: Sting in the tail $ The Economist

Money market heats up Arizona Republic / Russ Wiles

Firms Slash Fees as Investors Flock to Low-Cost Portfolios La times / Kathy Kristof

US may sign Russian WTO deal on Friday: report Reuters via Washington Post

Resurgent Russia $ The Economist

Canada brings year of interest rate rises to close FT / Bernard Simon

U.S. Treasuries Rise, Driving 10-Year Yield to Three-Week Low Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton

The IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index Investor’s Business Daily

U.S. consumer pessimism persists in July – survey Reuters

Jobs Report Could Stink Up The Market All Summer NY Post / John Crudele

Federal Reserve Events Reuters

Tuesday Gold Coin Prices AP via NJ Post

Oil prices edge up AP via NJ Post

Deficit reduced, but concerns linger CNN / Jeanne Sahadi

Budget Deficit Drops $296B Under Estimate AP via Forbes

New Treasury secretary pledges U.S. won't retreat from global economy AP via Westchester Journal News / Martin Crutsinger

Congress attacks Web wagering AP via Orlando Sentinel / Nancy Zuckerbrod

Tuesday's Analysis / Marty Chenard

Vonage Shares Hit New Low Amid Lawsuit NY Post / Janet Whitman

CO: Foreclosures still surging Denver Post / Aldo Svaldi

MD: Home sales down 22% from year ago Baltimore Sun / Lorraine Mirabella

MD: Pricing workers out? Baltimore Sun / Doug Donovan and Ron Hollander

Supply-Side Excuse for Weak Job Growth Is Lame Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

U.S. Economy May Slow as Rates, Gasoline Costs Pinch Consumers Bloomberg / Carlos Torres and Andy Burt

Shaky Central Europe ponders euro IHT / Carter Dougherty and Judy Dempsey

US$ Fundamentals The Speculative Investor via Safehaven / Steve Saville

Profiting from neglect Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

The Whitman System for Dealing With Market Risk Bloomberg / Chet Currier

When Unions Globalize Tech Central Station / Iain Murray

GM's Wagoner Could Answer With a Call to Toyota Bloomberg / Doron Levin

Justice for All? Daily Standard / Irwin M. Stelzer

A Sinkhole Grows in U.S. Congress's Backyard Bloomberg / Andrew Ferguson

Yen Gains on Speculation BOJ to Raise Rates, Attracting Inflows Bloomberg / Kosuke Goto and Ron Harui

UK: Higher house prices and raw material costs send inflation warning Guardian / Larry Elliott


Offer to pay back taxes to cost more Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / Avrum D. Lank

GSEs adjust payments for new Fed credit policy Marketwatch / Campion Walsh

Difficulties should be clear to CEOs Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

We Can’t Keep Spending Like This National Review / Grover G. Norquist

And the money comes pouring in $ The Economist

The Welfare State's Attack on the Family Ludwig von Mises Institute / Vedran Vuk

Russia brings revitalized economy to the table USA Today / David J. Lynch

Canada: Dollar continues to drop Globe and Mail / Roma Luciw

Low-expense, low-turnover funds are best for most people Dallas Morning News / Scott Burns

ETF Pushes Index Envelope / Lawrence Carrel

NY: Arrival of the $3 stock trade Newsday / Kristina Fiore

GM's Wagoner speaks out Detroit Free Press / Justin Hyde

MBA Releases Commercial/Multifamily Quarterly Databook Mortgage Banker’s Association

Rentals reign among investors as condos cool Chicago Tribune / Susan Diesenhouse

NY: Median home price: $500G Newsday / Kristina Fiore

CA: County housing market continues to soften San Diego Union Tribune / Lori Weisberg and Emmet Pierce

CA: Region's Economy Is Forecast to Do Well This Year, Slow in '07 La Times / Bill Sing

Uncertainty looms with end in sight for Fed rate hikes Globe and Mail / Allan Robinson

NY: Taking the Pulse of the New York City Economy Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Asymmetric Labor Force Participation Decisions over the Business Cycle: Evidence from U.S. Microdata Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta / Julie L. Hotchkiss and John C. Robertson

Nominee Mishkin pledges to stick to Fed's goals Reuters / Alister Bull

Gas Consumption Strong Despite High Prices AP via Baltimore Sun / Brad Foss

Fed buys TIPS to add to permanent reserves Reuters

Treasuries down, but stock declines curb losses Reuters / Zubin Jelveh

Global junk bond default rate unchanged in June Reuters

US SWAPS-Swaps slightly narrower, await inflation data Reuters

U.S. money funds report strong inflows Reuters

More than 100 firms probably backdated options CNN / Amanda Cantrell

Wall Street gets walloped CNN / Alexandra Twin

Dow Ends Down 121, Nasdaq Ends Down 39 AP via Baltimore Sun

Plane market 'to see huge growth' BBC News

Strong exports help to offset US trade deficit FT / Christopher Swann

Las Vegas Strip feels US economy, gas prices pinch Reuters / Paritosh Bansal

Economy on cruise control through 2007 pdf Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago / William A. Strauss and Emily A. Engel

Can higher education foster economic growth? pdf Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago Rick Mattoon

The Fed’s Task, from the Supply-Side National Review / David Gitlitz

Few U.S. workers who could telecommute do so Reuters via San Diego Union Tribune / Ellen Wulfhorst

Goldman conflicts entwine Allied World IPO Marketwatch / Alistair Barr and Steve Gelsi

Electronic trading boosts LSE $ FT / Helen Thomas

Citigroup, Fleet and others fined by NYSE Marketwatch / David Weidner

Wednesday's Metal Prices AP via Houston Chronicle

Citgo to stop selling gas to U.S. stations AP via Houston Chronicle

Wednesday Gold Coin Prices AP via NJ Post

MI: Google jobs give Michigan a boost Lansing State Journal / Jeremy W. Steele

Google Insiders Take the Money and Stay Business Week via MSNBC

Who Really Catches The Crooks? Forbes / A. Gary Shilling

Economic 'expert' needs better adviser Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Jack Markoowitz

Yen suffers from 5 years of soft policy $ FT / Steve Johnson

Oil teeters as crude supplies fall CNN / Steve Hargreaves

Treasuries slip, hold losses after U.S. trade data Reuters / Richard Leong

Federal Reserve Events Reuters

Industrial loan companies Federal Reserve Board / Scott G. Alvarez

Fed official says ILC changes may shape US economy Reuters / John Poirier

Trade Deficit Rises As Oil Prices Jump AP via Forbes / Martin Crustinger

US May trade gap widens a bit, oil bill hits record Reuters / Doug Palmer

Stocks Slide In Early Wednesday Trade Investor’s Business Daily / Vincent Mao

Wednesday's Analysis / Marty Chenard

The president's deficit deception Philadelphia Inquirer / Andrew Cassel

Mortgage Application Volume Steady in Latest Survey Mortgage Bankers Association

US home loan demand rose slightly last week Reuters / Julie Haviv

Rising rates put squeeze on bank margins Dow Jones via Chicago Tribune

Yen Drops the Most Against Dollar in 18 Months on Rate Concern Bloomberg / Daniel Kruger

Chinese monetary policy $ FT / Lex

UK jobless level at six-year high BBC News

Want to Fix Public Finance? Kill the Tax-Exemption Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

Treasuries May Gain; Signs Unemployment Rising, Growth Slowing Bloomberg / David Yong

Sinking Feeling for Funds Bond Buyer / Christine Albano and Jacob Fine

International Paper, GE Can Give Bernanke Lessons on Inflation Bloomberg / Peter Robison and Gregory Viscusi

U.S. Trade Deficit Probably Widened in May as Oil Prices Rose Bloomberg

/ Joe Richter

SEC's Atkins Joins the Oblivious Camp on Options Bloomberg / Graef Crystal

Creeping bullishness Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

Is Paper Driving the Metals Bull? New Era Investor via Safehaven / Roland Watson

Congress pressed on trade deals Washington Times / Jeffrey Sparshott

Army to End Expansive Deal With Halliburton Washington Post / Griff Witte

White House Forecasts Drop in the Deficit NY Times / Edmund L. Andrews

Bush Steps Up Effort to Focus on Strength of Economy NY Times / Sheryl Gay Stolberg

Bush to Use Narrowed U.S. Deficit Forecast to Defend Tax Cuts Bloomberg / Heidi Przybyla and Matthew Benjamin

Europe Is Expected to Fine Microsoft Hundreds of Millions NY Times / Paul Meller

More Greenspan, Less Volcker, Needed in Japan Bloomberg / William Pesek

Gold, Silver Rise for a Second Day on Indian Attacks, Iran Bloomberg / Tan Hwee Ann

Japan's Notes Climb on Speculation Yields Reflect Rate Increase Bloomberg / Keiko Ujikane

UK: Trade deficit soars to highest level since era of three-day week Guardian / Larry Elliott



UK: BoE warns of rise in risk to Britain's financial security Scotsman / Martin Flanagan

Why Cash Is Attractive Fall Street via Fiend’s SuperBear Page / Brady Willett

Retailers' actions point to recession Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

TX: Industrial real estate market is hopping Dallas Morning News / Steve Brown

Stern sanguine about growth, inflation outlook Marketwatch / Greg Robb

It's the Productivity, Stupid Tech Central Station / Tom Worstall

Pay No Attention to the Man Behind the Curtain Euro Pacific via Safehaven / Peter Schiff

Washington Mutual cuts 900 jobs AP via MSNBC

A weakened branch? The Economist

Our Off-the-Books Fiscal Problem National Review / Phil Kerpen

MN: Home price dip coming? St. Paul Pioneer Press Gita Sitaramiah

France: The man who deserves a red card The Economist

Mexico: A nation awaits $ The Economist

Canada: Monetary Policy Report Update Bank of Canada

Europe's plethora of big projects $ The Economist

Big questions and big numbers The Economist

PIMCO's Gross sees Fed cutting rates by Jan 2007 Reuters

Stocks Lose Big Again; Rally Dead Investor’s Business Daily / Vincent Mao

Russian Oil Debut Forbes / Scott Reeves

Beware the calm before the storm $ FT / John Authers

Why refinance with rates rising? Philadelphia Inquirer / Jeff Brown

Real estate bargain bin CNN / Les Christie

Sallie Mae earnings seen rising from year-ago Marketwatch / Robert Schroeder

Stocks Fight Off Session Lows Investor’s Business Daily / Vincent Mao

Ford Cuts Dividend in Half to Conserve Cash Amid North American Car Losses Bloomberg / Bill Koenig

Pensions: FASB Looks to the Future / David M. Katz

GE's Immelt Bolsters Profit With Engine, Finance Sales as Stock Languishes Bloomberg / Rachel Layne

Junk Defaults Double in Q2 / Marie Leone

American Fund's Goldstine Beats Pimco, Vanguard With Junk Bond Holdings Bloomberg / Danielle Kost

Oil soars near $77 CNN / Steve Hargreaves

Thursday's Metal Prices AP via NJ Post

Legg to drop many funds Baltimore Sun / Laura Smitherman

U.S. June budget surplus $20.47 bln Reuters

US Fed rate rollback by mid-'07: S&P Business Standard

Calculating your home's value online Wall Street Journal via South Florida sun Sentinel / Jane Hodges

Russia's superpower trip Washington Times / Alex Nicholson

Looking back at Japan's 'step in the dark' Marketwatch / Ilya Garger

Chart signals show 30-yr bond rally could continue Reuters / Zubin Jelveh

Treasury Bond Prices Slightly Higher AP via Forbes / Danielle Reed

Slower Growth, Contained Inflation Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas / Evan F. Koenig and Nicole Ball

TX: Regional Update Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas / Keith R. Phillips and José Joaquín López

Monthly Mutual Fund Report Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Federal Reserve Events Reuters

Dow Jones Averages At 11:30 AP via NJ Post

Thursday's Analysis / Marty Chenard

Option Probe Widens, Costing 19 Executives Their Jobs Bloomberg / Linda Shen

Marriott beats forecasts and raises outlook $ FT / Daniel Pimlott

A Case Of EU Blues For Sony BMG Forbes / Parmy Olson

Holy Hot Stocks! Vatican Up $12.4M NY Post / Paul Tharp

Mortgage rates take break from upward climb CNN

CO: Registry looms for loan brokers Denver Post / Aldo Svaldi

PA: Pittsburgh's housing market still steady Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Sam Spatter

CA: Home-Price Leader Sees Slight Drop LA Times / Annette Haddad

CA: Housing hangover San Diego Union Tribune / Lori Weisberg and Emmet Pierce

Thursday Gold Coin Prices AP via NJ Post

Oil Hits $76 As Mideast Violence Escalates AP via LA Times / Brad Foss

U.S. jobless claims up on auto industry shutdown Reuters / Nancy Waitz

U.S. manufacturers expect slower growth – survey Reuters

House OKs Rating Agency Bill Bond Buyer / Lynn Hume

FL: Cat Fund’s Major Move Bond Buyer / Shelly Sigo

How risky are REITs? Marketwatch / John Prestbo

Ford Motor Needs a Partner as Much or More Than GM Bloomberg / Doron Levin

Yahoo and Microsoft Connect Instant Messaging Washington Post / Kim Hart

House Passes Credit-Rating Industry Bill Washington Post / Kathleen Day

Jobless Claims in U.S. Probably Rose as Automakers Retooled Bloomberg / Bob Willis

Putin Will Host G-8 In a Russia Under Ever Tighter Control Washington Post / Peter Finn

UK economy is working thanks to immigration and foreign funds Independent / Hamish McRae

Australia's Employment Increases 52,000 in June Bloomberg / Hans van Leeuwen

Oil Rises a Third Day on Middle East Concern, Stockpile Decline Bloomberg / Gavin Evans


CA: Sales of new homes surge Sacramento Bee /Jim Wasserman

A bull market, if you're in oil  Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / Jeremy W. Peters

Outdated computers cost IRS $200 million CNN / Katy Byron

Federal Reserve Events Reuters

GE shares near two-year low FT / Doug Cameron

Disney shares fall on analyst downgrade Bloomberg via Orlando Sentinel / Allen Wan

Ex-Van der Moolen Specialists Convicted of Fraud Bloomberg / Patricia Hurtado

Friday's Money Rates AP via NJ Post

Gold Rises to Six-Week High on Middle East Conflict, Inflation Bloomberg / Julie Tay and Choy Leng

Oil: Looking at $100 CNN / Steve Hargreaves

Hillary Has More Than $22M for Campaign Forbes / Marc Humbert

Dow ends down 107, Nasdaq ends down 17 AP via NJ Post / Christopher Wang

Los Angeles Condo Conversions May Be Slowing LA Times / Nancy Cleeland

Japan: From zero to hero? $ The Economist

Contrarian's take on "giving back" Denver Post / Al Lewis

Jobs That Will Get You A U.S. Visa Forbes / Tara Weiss

The Battle for Central Bank Independence Morgan Stanley / Stephen Roach

Stocks fall for third day CNN

Friday's Analysis / Marty Chenard

More trouble ahead for Detroit Fortune via CNN / Alex Taylor III

TX: Foreclosure listings are up 26% Dallas Morning News / Steve Brown

Ford Debt Rating Cut by Moody's on North American Sales Decline Bloomberg / Bill Koenig

Treasuries dip as oil offsets weak consumer data Reuters / Richard Leong

Hands, Germany's Biggest Landlord, Plans Record Bond Bloomberg / Sebastian Boyd

Transition woes for U.S. economy Philadelphia Inquirer / Andrew Cassel

Business Conditions: Limp Start to a Second-Half Revival Morgan Stanley / Shital Patel and Richard Berner

U.S. consumer morale dips, worries over growth Reuters / Lucia Mutikani and Alister Bull

U.S. Economy: Retail Sales Drop, Consumer Confidence Weakens Bloomberg / Carlos Torres and Shobhana Chandra

Oil prices near the doorstep of the $80 barrel AP via Houston Chronicle / Brad Foss

Currencies: Sterling Now Number Three on the Popularity List Morgan Stanley / Stephen Jen

UK: Consumer Worries Morgan Stanley / Melanie Baker and David Miles

France: Next on the Fiscal Ultra Diet List? Morgan Stanley / Eric Chaney

Not So Fuzzy Math Tech Central Station / John Merline

GM Chief Downplays Foreign Alliance Washington Post / Sholnn Freeman

Ford's North American Loss May Reach $3 Bln in 2006, People Say Bloomberg / Bill Koenig and John Lippert

A Big Vision, Only if G.M. Is Willing NY Times / Micheline Maynard

On Wall Street, a Question of Bias NY Times / Patrick McGeehan

For G-8, geopolitics likely to trump economics Christian Science Monitor / Howard LaFranchi

WTO Talks Go Down to the Wire Moscow Times / Valeria Korchagina

UK: Chambers warn that recovery is fragile Scotsman / Victoria Thomson

Are We Giving Away Too Much When We Sell the Roads? Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

Hedge Funds Will Be Regulated, One Way or Another Bloomberg / Chet Currier

Bank of Japan Raises Interest Rate for the First Time in Almost Six Years Bloomberg / Mayumi Otsuma

China's `Pirates of the Caribbean' Ban Is Folly Bloomberg / William Pesek

G-8 Comes To Russia Forbes / David A. Andelman

A Sure-Fire Money-Maker From America's Heartland Bloomberg / David Pauly

Oil Climbs Above $78 a Barrel After Israel-Lebanon Clashes, Nigeria Report Bloomberg / Gavin Evans

BoJ poised to raise interest rates FT / Michiyo Nakamoto


Uncle Sam wants you and you and you Newsday / Patricia Kitchen

TX: Building Boom has begun at Port of Houston Houston Chronicle / Bill Hensel, Jr.

Household Debt Service Ratio Hits New Record High Northern Trust via Safehaven / Paul Kasriel

MI: Heart of Detroit is on a roll Detroit Free Press / Louis Aguilar

Young veterans' new battle: the job front St. Petersburg Times / Christina Rexrode

Close Our Borders! Lew Rockwell / Gary North

Major Equity Markets Plunge. Whats Next? Technical Indicator Index via Safehaven / Robert McHugh

Bush Blocks WTO Entry for Russia AP via Forbes / Terence Hunt

Russia WTO entry negotiations break off AP via Bradenton Journal / Martin Crutsinger

U.S. Treasuries Gain on Week, Sending Yields to One-Month Lows Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton

Wall Street: Desperately seeking relief CNN /Alexandra Twin

Option Manipulation Involved About 2,200 Companies, Study Says Bloomberg / Vineeta Anand

G-8 Leaders Plan One Last Push to Revive World Trade Talks Bloomberg / Reed V. Landberg

CA: Bay Area housing market hot on the waterfront Contra Costa Times / James Temple

Europe’s Fading Credit Quality May in Fact Be Welcome News NY Times / Floyd Norris

Japan ends 6-year experiment with 0% interest rate Scotsman / Nick Bevens

Economists Applaud Japan’s Rate Increase NY Times / Martin Fackler

Main issues at G8 summit Reuters

Study Cites Plan to End U.S. Oil Imports NY Times / Matt Wald

Ghosn: Merger not in works AP via South Florida Sun Sentinel / Tom Krishner