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Stocks tend to fall in 3Q of midterm election year Baltimore Sun / Jay Hancock

Our tight bond with the world Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Banking insecurities Dallas Morning News / Will Deener

Banks increase exposure to buy-outs FT / David Wighton

What Inflation Means For ... Time / Jyoti Thottam and Barbara Kiviat

White House nearly killed Amtrak Philadelphia Inquirer / Chris Mondics

Emerging debt to seesaw on Midest, US data, Fed Reuters / Walter Brandimarte

Economists in survey don't want rates raised USA Today / Barbara Hagenbaugh and Barbara Hansen

Bernanke: The wimp or the ogre? Reuters via CNN / Tim Ahmann

As Bigger Piece of Economic Pie Shifts To Wealthiest, U.S. Deficit Heads Downward Wall Street Journal / Greg Ip and Deborah Soloman

He Wants No Good Deed to Go Unpaid LA Times / Joel Havemann

KS: Ready to trade up? What you get for a million dollars Wichita Eagle / Dan Voorhis

How I found my house Allentown Morning Call / Beth W. Orenstein

CA: Foreclosure financial help available Long Beach Press Telegram / Barbara Correa

Energy, trade and a world out of kilter: it's grit, not glitz, at this year's G8 summit Independent / Hamish McRae

Bernanke can't please everyone Marketwatch / Greg Robb

The Possibility of a Recession Thoughts From The Frontline via Safehaven / John Mauldin

A house is not a piggy bank Marketwatch / Amy Hoak

New deadline set for Doha FT / Daniel Dombey

Bogus clicks on Web ads continue to rise AP via Beaufort Gazette / Michael Liedtke

Companies bullish on buybacks St. Paul Pioneer Press / Sheryl Jean

Is Fed tightrope leaning to hard fall? Chicago Tribune / James P. Miller

The Fed can be trumped San Francisco Chronicle / Kathleen Pender

Economists know too much and too little to be useful Northwest Indiana Times / Morton Marcus

Treasury Note Yields Poised to Rise, Post Worst Returns Since 1999 Slump Bloomberg / Michael McDonald

Leaps of faith on the economy Philadelphia Inquirer / Andrew Cassel

Prices Rise, Fed's Bernanke Testifies: U.S. Economy Preview Bloomberg / Carlos Torres

Well-off with only $2 million Dallas Morning News / Scott Burns

Fears of Dot-Com Crash, Version 2.0 LA Times / Chris Gaither and Dawn C. Chmielewski

Underlying trends have lasting influence Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Gregory M. Drahuschak

IL: United lands in Chicago Chicago Tribune / Charles Sheehan

CO: Homes' new wrinkle Denver Post / Ameera Butt

CO: Foreclosing on the American dream Denver Post / David Olinger, Greg Griffin and Aldo Svaldi

A Free Market Man for Mexico LA Times / Marla Dickerson

If anyone can take a rate rise, the US consumer can Independent / Mark Tinker

Find out if managers invest in their own funds Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Len Boselovic

Janus’ surprise changes good for funds; investors Boston Herald / Chuck Jaffe

Look Beyond Housing For Real-Estate Plays Wall Street Journal / Gregory Zuckerman

The Race Savings Gap Washington Post / Michelle Singletary

Is Ford Running on Empty? NY Times / Micheline Maynard

In Russia, Putin, Bush Put On a Brave Face Washington Post / Peter Baker and Peter Finn

Forget G-8, it's time we had a G-20 Toronto Star / David Crane

Is It Deal Time Again in the Oil Patch? NY Times / Norm Alster

UK: Revealed: how Gordon and the banks hoard Britain's 'dormant' billions Guardian - Observer / Nick Mathiason


Dragging Anchors / Igor Greenwald

Being the biggest debtor is dangerous Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Economic Trends July 2006 Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

Mid-East "Oil Shock" Rattles Global Stock Markets, Energizes Gold SirChartsAlot via Safehaven / Gary Dorsch

Property taxes emerge as election issue / Pamela M. Prah

What’s Wrong with Fed Policy? National Review / Reuven Brenner & Martin Fridson

The west folds before Putin's bluff $ FT / Philip Stephens

The Short View: Only for those with strong stomachs $ FT / John Authers

Heat wave will boost power use, strain utilities Reuters via MSNBC

At least a broken trendline offers certainty Marketwatch / Tomi Kilgore

Monday's commodities roundup AP via NJ Post

Oil prices inch up after steep fall AP via NJ Post / Gillian Wong

Reading the Fed's tea leaves Marketwatch / Greg Robb

Car Loan Defaults Rise With Gas Prices NY Post / Paul Tharp

US SWAPS - Yields edge higher with Treasuries Reuters

CA: Sharp drop in home equity borrowing by area residents Sacramento Bee / Jim Wasserman

Stocks End Mixed In Light Trade Investor’s Business Daily / Vincent Mao

Wal-Mart pushes into urban areas Reuters via CNN

Oil Prices Slide, Settle at $75 a Barrel AP via Chicago Tribune

Military-related work becoming bigger business in mid-Michigan Lansing State Journal / Jeremy W. Steele

Dow Average Rises on McDonald's Profit, Oil; Citigroup Declines Bloomberg / Hilary Johnson

T-bills mixed in weekly auction; three-month bills rise to five-year high AP via South Florida Sun Sentinel

Goldman's Conflicts of Interest Convulse Chicago Bloomberg / Eddie Baeb and Justin Baer

Tipping Point? Morgan Stanley / Richard Berner

Global Fault Lines Morgan Stanley / Stephen Roach

Gold falls as profit takers put brakes on FT / Neil Dennis

Record Oil? Not Yet. Forbes / Paul Maidment

US says gold revaluation not option in IMF funding Reuters / Gilbert Le Gras

Federal Reserve Events Reuters

Global Growth A Casualty Of War Forbes / Vahan Janjigian

Germany: Cutting Corporate Taxes Morgan Stanley / Elga Bartsch

Singapore: 2Q Momentum Came Off Slightly Morgan Stanley / Deyi Tan

Treasurys slip on industrial output Marketwatch / Leslie Wines

Industrial Production and Capacity Utilization Federal Reserve Board

July 2006 : Empire State Manufacturing Survey pdf Federal Reserve Bank of New York

U.S. Industrial Production Rises More Than Forecast Bloomberg / Joe Richter

More feeling underpaid Chicago Tribune / Barbara Rose

Global Fears Weighing on Businesses LA Times / Molly Hennessy-Fiske

Think rising rates won't affect you? Think again Chicago Sun Times / Terry Savage

FASB Hoists Red Flags Higher for Taxman / Helen Shaw

Monday's Analysis / Marty Chenard

CO: Bankers leaning on real estate Denver Post / Will Shanley and Aldo Svaldi

CA: For San Diego Real Estate, the Skies Are Not So Sunny LA Times / David Streitfeld

Oil's record march stalls CNN / Steve Hargreaves

Citigroup profit rises on trading, fees Reuters / Jonathan Stempel

Dollar Rises to 3 Month-High Versus Yen as Investors Seek Haven Bloomberg / Min Zeng and Rodrigo Davies

Fed, Like Sherlock, Asks Why the Dog Didn't Bark Bloomberg / John M. Berry

Bernanke May Give Republican Lawmakers Bad Election-Year News Bloomberg / Rich Miller

Mid-Year Budget Review Elicits Fact and Fiction Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

Philly Going Competitive Bond Buyer / Adam L. Cataldo

US Economy and Recession: Theory and Counter Theory Brookes News via Safehaven / Gerard Jackson

Oil spike: a surmountable challenge? Christian Science Monitor / Ron Scherer

Gold Rises in Asia Amid Escalating Violence in the Middle East Bloomberg / Tan Hwee

Crude Oil Rises From Record Close on Conflict in Middle East Bloomberg / Angela Macdonald-Smith

Length of mortgage lends reason to pay it off early Christian Science Monitor / Steve Dinnen

FL: 'Affordability' our biggest concern St. Petersburg Times / James Thorner

Why Market Failure Fails Lew Rockwell / Michael S. Rozeff

Exodus Continues at Troubled Fannie Mae Washington Post / Annys Shin

Study Finds Backdating of Options Widespread NY Times / Stephanie Saul

Minimum wage, maximum politics Christian Science Monitor / David R. Francis

DC: Bike sales cycling higher Washington Times / Christine Simmons

The one thing the G8 can do today Guardian / Larry Elliott


After the G8 $ The Economist

Fed chief is battling breaking news Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

When the Boss Gets Option Grants, It's Time to Buy Bloomberg / Graef Crystal and Rick Green

Back-to-school spending to soar this year Reuters via MSNBC

Wagoner has 'no intention' of ceding GM post Reuters via MSNBC

Covering Its Assets / Will Swarts

'06 Fuel Economy Unchanged From Decade Ago, EPA Says LA Times

Economists have mixed reactions to rise in wholesale prices USA Today / Barbara Hagenbaugh

Retail analysts expect pinched consumers to get stingy USA Today / Mindy Fetterman

Bernanke wants flexibility, but CPI might take it away Reuters / Greg Robb

TBMA Submits Comment Letter to SEC Regarding NASD's Rule Change on Gifts and Business Entertainment Policy pdf Bond Market Association

US mortgage bonds end flat after strong PPI data Reuters / Julie Haviv

Bernanke may square gap in futures vs bond yields Reuters / Pedro Nicolaci da Costa

Gold sees another big profit-taking loss AP via NJ Post

Wake-up call to U.S. on oil? Chicago Tribune / William Neikirk

Strong PPI, fading safe-haven buying dent Treasuries Reuters / John Parry

Good Shit Slate / John Dickerson

Today in Washington - July 19 Reuters

Corporate Cash Balances and Economic Activity Federal Reserve Board / Kevin M. Warsh

Stocks Edge Higher In Whipsaw Trade Investor’s Business Daily / Vincent Mao

Baby Boomers a Fraud Target LA Times / Jonathan Peterson

No joy for Yahoo CNN / Paul R. La Monica

Yahoo 2nd-Qtr Profit Falls as Sales Miss Estimates Bloomberg / Jonathan Thaw

IBM's 2Q profit jumps 11 percent AP via Dallas Fort Worth Star Telegram / Brian Bergstein

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

Which way will Bernanke go? FT / John Authers

Would a Fed rate hike hurt the GOP? CNBC / Kudlow and Company

San Fran Fed sees 3-month inflation receding soon Reuters

FL: County foreclosure rate doubles U.S. average Palm Beach Post / Linda Rawls

FL: 53 percent rate hike approved for State Farm Florida Palm Beach Post / Stephanie Horvath

Washington Needs To Get Tough On Oil, Economy NY Post / John Crudele

Big Oil's pain CNN / Steve Hargreaves

The Buttonwood column: The return of risk $ The Economist

U.S. housing index at lowest since 1991-NAHB Reuters

Tuesday's Metal Prices AP via Houston Chronicle

Tuesday Gold Coin Prices AP via NJ Post

Fresh shake-up at Goldman FT / Peter Thal Larsen

EchoStar buyout weighed Denver Post / Kimberly S. Johnson

Texas hold-em $ The Economist

CO: Weld foreclosure rate state's highest Denver Post / Aldo Svaldi

CA: Orange County foreclosures rise sharply Orange County Register / Jeff Collins

Bernanke Push for Unity Complicated by Regional Fed Presidents Bloomberg / Vivien Lou Chen and Steve Matthews

Chinese overheating $ FT / Lex

Regional Highlights pdf Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

U.S. companies cutting cash hoards-Fed's Warsh Reuters

Federal Reserve Events Reuters

Merrill 2nd-Qtr Profit Rises, Led by Equity Trading Bloomberg / Bradley Keoun

Big Week In Bank Profits Forbes / Liz Moyer

U.S. Treasuries Decline After Report Shows Quicker Inflation Bloomberg / Michael McDonald and Elizabeth Stanton

Stocks bounce on earnings CNN

Tuesday's Analysis / Marty Chenard

Logistics Costs Soar Forbes / Robert Malone

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

US producer prices up 0.5% Reuters via FT

Nymex plans initial public offering of $250 million Bloomberg via Journal News / Geoffrey Smith and Stephen Voss

The Inflation Tax Lew Rockwell / Ron Paul

Rule of (International) Law Daily Standard / Irwin M. Stelzer

Greenspan Declassifies Secret Codes for Bernanke Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

Fuss Over Money Funds Means Rates Must Be Peaking Bloomberg / Chet Currier

Yen Advances on Speculation of Faster Chinese Economic Growth Bloomberg / Kosuke Goto and Ron Harui

Trade success hinges on G-8 Washington Times / Jeffrey Sparshott

China's Economy Grows Most in a Decade, Fueled by Investment Bloomberg / Nipa Piboontanasawat

Bunge, Borders Look Good on Price-to-Sales Ratio Bloomberg / John Dorfman



Street owes turnaround to Fed chief Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Joint Statement by the BMA & MFA on Improving Industry Practices for Credit Derivatives Transactions Bond Market Association

The Hell-in-a-Handbasket Index Slate / Daniel Gross

USA for Sale (Part 2) Whisky and Gunpowder via Daily Reckoning / Mike Shedlock

Think rising rates won't affect you? Think again Chicago Sun Times via Fiend’s SuperBear Page / Terry Savage

Economic Review Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

Bernankes More Difficult Dilemma Is Not the One He Stated Today Econotech via Safehaven

Slowing economy should moderate inflation, Bernanke says McClatchy / Kevin G. Hall

What did Bernanke really mean? $ FT / John Authers

Dollar Drops Back as Bernanke Looks Forward Forex News via Safehaven / Ashraf Laidi

Crude oil prices rise to $73.05 a barrel AP via St. Petersburg Times / Tanalee Smith

NV: Neighbors claim they're being pressured to sell Las Vegas Sun / Dan Kulin

Treasury repeats call for Fannie, Freddie restrictions Marketwatch / Robert Schroeder

Saying no to stem-cell research $ The Economist

Nasdaq's new tier system confuses investors, but means little Marketwatch / Chuck Jaffe

Attack Of The Real Estate Rip-Offs Forbes / Tom Van Riper and Steve Perlis

CA: Home Sales Fall Again; Prices Rise La Times / Annette Haddad

Bernanke Expects Economy To Grow Without Inflation Investor’s Business Daily / Kirk Shinkle

Bernanke: Interest Rate Hikes May Be Over AP via Newsday / Martin Crutsinger

A Tale of Tails: An Empirical Analysis of Loss Distribution Models for Estimating Operational Risk Capital Federal Reserve Bank of Boston / Kabir Dutta and Jason Perry

Mellon profits surge Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Thomas Olson

US SWAPS - Most spreads tighten after Bernanke Reuters

Treasurys up as Bernanke hints at pause Dow Jones via Houston Chronicle / Michael Mackenzie

Stocks, Bonds Rally on Bernanke's Remarks AP via Forbes / Ellen Simon

Dow retakes 11,000 CNN / Alexandra Twin

US stocks rally after Bernanke's inflation talk Reuters / Vivianne Rodriguez

Coin and currency issues Federal Reserve Board / Louise L. Roseman

Bernanke's inflation warning makes investors giddy Globe and Mail / Barrie Mckenna

Fed chief sees heightened inflation risks FT / Krishna Guha

Bernanke Paints a Mixed Inflationary Picture South Florida Sun Sentinel / Joel Havemann and Jesus Sanchez

Cooling economy may chill inflation CNN / Grace Wong

Fed forecasts slower growth, higher inflation Marketwatch / Gregg Robb

Bernanke Says Fed Wary of Pushing Rates Too High Bloomberg / Craig Torres

US Fed warns of inflation risks BBC News

Federal Open Market Committee meeting dates Reuters

Mortgage Application Volume Declines in Latest Survey Mortgage Banker’s Association

Florida, U.S. see improvement in home foreclosures in June South Florida Sun Sentinel / Jerry W. Jackson

US home loan demand fell despite drop in rates Reuters / Julie Haviv

Growth Fund of America Gets Too Big, Morningstar Says Bloomberg / Matthew Keenan and Danielle Kost

U.S. Treasuries Gain After Bernanke Says `Moderation' Under Way Bloomberg / Michael McDonald

Muniland Seeks Experienced Communication Coaches Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

Moody's to Change Downgrade Process / Stephen Taub

Stocks rally after Bernanke comments Reuters

Wednesday's Analysis / Marty Chenard

Automakers continue to struggle Detroit Free Press / Joe Guy Collier

Semiannual Monetary Policy Report to the Congress Federal Reserve Board / Ben S. Bernanke

Monetary Report to Congress pdf Federal Reserve Board

Bernanke Says Fed Must Be Mindful of Past Increases Bloomberg / Craig Torres

Fed chief: Economy may moderate inflation AP via Seattle Times / Jeannine Aversa

Federal Reserve Events Reuters

Fed Governor: Sarbox Spurs Cash Jitters / Stephen Taub

Middle managers are now highly sought Dallas Morning News / Cheryl Hall

U.S. Economy: Consumer Prices Increase, Housing Starts Fall Bloomberg / Joe Richter and Courtney Schlisserman

JPMorgan profit triples to $3.5bn $ FT / Daniel Pimlott

Senator Bond Trades on `Mad Money' Tips, Prompts Ethics Queries Bloomberg / Kristin Jensen and Jeff St. Onge

Eurozone trade gap widens on energy Reuters via FT

Bernanke Will Try to Send Clearer Message to Markets Washington Post / Nell Henderson

Bernanke, Fed May Find Inflation Has Unexpected Staying Power Bloomberg / Scott Lanman and Millie Munshi

Mrs. Murphy, inflation detective Christian Science Monitor / Mark Trumbull

The Long Tail is Wagging the Dog Tech Central Station / Glenn Harlan Reynolds

Consumer Prices in U.S. Probably Increased 0.2% Last Month Bloomberg / Joe Richter

Chasing performance Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

Oil Prices Rise Near $74 in Asian Trading AP via Allentown Morning Call / Gillian Wong

Upset About Death of Fed Watching? Come to Asia Bloomberg / William Pesek

UK: Rate rise expected as energy costs start to power inflation Guardian / Larry Elliott

China's Central Bank May Increase Rates This Quarter Bloomberg / Nipa Piboontanasawat


Hedge funds rake in big bucks CNN / Amanda Cantrell

Looking forward to the easing cycle Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

The FOMC Is Forecasting Below Potential Economic Growth Northern Trust / Paul Kasriel

Bernanke's Transient Hopes Merk via Safehaven / Axel Merk

Bernanke Hints Again Daily Reckoning / Chuck Butler

Foreign Direct Investment: Under Assault National Review / Stuart Anderson

Numbers on who has the most oil are slippery Dallas Morning News / Jim Landers

Gold, platinum pressured by profit-takin AP via Beaufort Gazette

Urgent Message to Gold, Silver, Oil, and Commodity Traders Whisky and Gunpowder via Daily Reckoning / Mike Shedlock

Rates on 30-year mortgages edge up to highest since spring 2002 AP via South Florida Sun Sentinel / Martin Crutsinger

US mortgage rates unchanged on Thursday – BestInfo Reuters

CA: Apartment rents climb steadily Orange County Register / Jeff Collins

Microsoft jumps on buyback plan CNN / Amanda Cantrell

Microsoft Profit Falls; $40 Bln Share Buyback Planned Bloomberg / Dina Bass

AMD misses; shares sink CNN / Jessica Said

Google: The anti-Yahoo CNN / Paul R. La Monica

Dates from hell The Economist

Israel: A calculation of conflict The Economist

Southwest reaps record profits Arizona Republic / Dawn Gilbertson

Tentative FOMC schedule for 2007 – June 28-29 Federal Reserve Board

Minutes of the Federal Open Market Committee Federal Reserve Board

Chicago Fed Letter August 2006 Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

New England Economic Indicators Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Fed may pause, but is not done: analysts Marketwatch / Greg Robb

Fed Minutes Show `Uncertainty' About Future Policy Bloomberg / Scott Lanman

Bernanke: Energy prices a double whammy AP via MSNBC

Fed unsure at June meeting about next step, if any Reuters / Mark Felsenthal

Making sense of Bernanke $ The Economist

Fed chief says housing slowdown appears 'orderly' AP via Houston Chronicle

Price of cereal-based products could soar $ FT / Kevin Morrison

Speeches & Testimony FDIC / Sheila C. Bair

Japan: Time to arise from the great slump The Economist

The Cambrian age of economics The Economist

Treasuries rise after weaker Philly survey Reuters

Business Outlook Survey Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Fed's Bernanke: important to align costs of regulation Reuters

Fed's Bernanke said possible to overtighten Reuters

Federal Reserve Events Reuters

Fed chief: Housing market may land safely AP via The State / Jeannine Aversa

Thursday Gold Coin Prices AP via NJ Post

Mortgage rates return to 4-year high CNN

Housing chill less severe in Midwest Chicago Tribune via South Florida Sun Sentinel / Sharon Stangenes

CA: Rent Increases in State Outpace Much of the West LATimes / Annette Haddad

U.S. Economy: Leading Indicators Index Rose 0.1% Bloomberg / Shobhana Chandra

Jobless claims decline AP via Houston Chronicle / Martin Crutsinger

Reluctantly Adjusting to Oil Cost NY Times / Louis Uchitelle

Institutions Looking For Lower Stock Prices Forbes / Peter Way

Nasdaq 2Q profit rises 42 percent AP via Houston Chronicle / Michael J. Martinez

Wachovia's Net Rises on Acquisitions, Investment Bank Bloomberg / Will Edwards

Intel weighs techs CNN / Grace Wong

Thursday's Analysis / Marty Chenard

Only Yahoos would buy Yahoo? CNN / Paul R. La Monica

Ford posts loss as financial arm dips $ FT / Bernard Simon

Ford Reports $123 Million 2Q Loss AP via Forbes / Tom Krisher

Bernanke Is Cautious; He Isn't Soft on Inflation Bloomberg / John M. Berry

Market Lives for Today, Bernanke Eyes Tomorrow Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

The Fed walks tightrope on interest rates Christian Science Monitor / Mark Trumbull

Bernanke Signals Possible Rate Pause, Leaving Room for Maneuver Bloomberg / Scott Lanman

Bernanke comments give major boost to market Washington Times / Patrice Hill

UK: Why the US productivity boom is far from over – and how the UK fits in Independent / Hamish McRae

More corporate giants uncloak stellar profits Toronto Star / Madhavi Acharya-Tom Yew

How Would Hedge Funds Behave in a Crisis? Wall Street Journal via Marketwatch / David Wessel

Piper staff exodus could be costly St. Paul Pioneer Press

MI: Decline in new homes worst since '91 recession Detroit News / Sofia Kosmetatos

Granting Options to Take Advantage of Good News Bloomberg / Graef Crystal

Heat wave, drought hit US farmers hard Christian Science Monitor / Amanda Paulson

Minnesota: Where job creation is above average Minneapolis Star Tribune / Mark Brunswick

Mich. unemployment rises Detroit News / Louis Aguilar

Compromising on Past-Due Taxes Washington Post / Michelle Singletary

Imperial Paper Lew Rockwell / Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr.

A move to lift the veil on US spending Christian Science Monitor / Gail Russell Chaddock

Bush's Poverty Talk Is Now All but Silent Washington Post / Michael A. Fletcher

UK: Inflation risks remain, but there are powerful reasons for the Bank not to move right now Independent / Jeremy Warner

Why India Has Taken to Sexing Up Export Growth Bloomberg / Andy Mukherjee

Fed Chief Optimistic on Inflation NY Times / Edmund L. Andrews


Slower Growth will not Contain Inflation Euro Pacific via Safehaven / Peter Schiff

Bill Ford Gets Advice: Improve Cars, Maybe Go Private Bloomberg / Brian K. Sullivan and Bill Koenig

Credible Inflation Data (for a change) Bullion Vault via Safehaven / Paul Tustain

U.S. business loans fell $5.9 bln in latest week- Fed Reuters

Nice Work If You Can Get It Investor’s Business Daily / James Detar

Wall St Week Ahead: Earnings and Mideast to keep stocks on edge Reuters / Emily Chasan

US mortgage bonds tighten 3rd day on Fed outlook Reuters / Julie Haviv

Markets see Fed pause, only one more hike this year Marketwatch / Greg Robb

What's the Message in Retail Employment? Morgan Stanley / Richard Berner and Ted Wieseman

China's Control Problem Morgan Stanley / Stephen Roach

US Yield Premium to Delay Cyclical Dollar Correction Morgan Stanley / Stephen Jen and Charles St-Arnaud

The Global Business Cycle and Currencies Morgan Stanley / Stephen Jen and Luca Bindelli

Dow, Nasdaq fall in midafternoon trading AP via The State / Michael J. Martinez

Tech investors accentuate the negative CNN / Amanda Cantrell

Bernanke's fluid inflation tone bemuses Wall St Reuters / Pedro Nicolaci da Costa

U.S. economy needs business buying burst AP via NJ Post

Friday's Metal Prices AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer

Oil price separates itself from troubled waters of the Middle East $ FT / Chris Brown-Humes

Oil holds above $74 Reuters via CNN

SEC Wants Mack Forbes / Liz Moyer

Treasurys tread water after busy week AP via NJ Post / Michael S. Derby

Colorado employment sets new record Denver Post / Aldo Svaldi

U.S Treasuries edge up, 10-yr notes eye 5 pct Reuters / Lucia Mutikani

Dell sinks 13% after warning CNN

Techs hexed CNN

Friday's Analysis / Marty Chenard

RadioShack posts 2Q loss on items AP via NJ Post

Sears shareholder exiting Chicago Tribune / Sandra Jones

Is the market right to be so optimistic? Philadelphia Inquirer / Andrew Cassel

Marts Whiff On Making Sense Of Rate Stance NY Post / Tom Bawden

Federal Reserve Events Reuters

NYBOT On ICE NY Post / Zachery Kouwe

UK economy grows at fastest pace in two years FT / Jamie Chisholm

As Oil Rises, Will Economy Finally Fall? NY Times / Floyd Norris

Bernanke Deepens Divide Among Economists on Interest-Rate Path Bloomberg / Craig Torres and Steve Matthews

Wall Street Set to Panic as Muni Bond Sales Slide Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

Japanese Five-Year Notes Gain, Sending Yields to One-Month Low Bloomberg / Keiko Ujikane

Everybody Says to Buy Low, Hardly Anybody Does It Bloomberg / Chet Currier

Contrarians see signs of a summer stock rally Toronto Star / Bill Carrigan

With Verizon's foray into cable, municipalities worry about their rights Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Corilyn Shropshire

Oil May Rise on Concern Middle East Conflict Will Cut Exports Bloomberg / Mark Shenk

Yukos President Throws In the Towel Moscow Times / Catherine Belton



W.Va. mill town suffers slow death AP and Yahoo / Vicki Smith

U.S. Stocks Rise This Week on Bernanke; Pfizer, JPMorgan Gain Bloomberg / Nick Baker

Bond market may be near turning point Toronto Star / Madhavi Acharya-Tom Yew

FL: Step right up and save on closing costs St. Petersburg Times / Richard Burnett

FL: Mortgage malaise is spreading St. Petersburg Times / James Thorner

MN: Homeowners hit hard as adjustable-rate mortgages reset St. Paul Pioneer Press / Jennifer Bjorhus

MN: Filling tanks in farmland drains rural Minnesotans St. Paul Pioneer Press / Mike Meyers

S. Florida's unemployment rate up slightly due to slow tourism South Florida Sun Sentinel / Harriet Johnson Brackey

S&P Cuts Rating For Incredible Shrinking Times NY Post / Keith J. Kelly

Treasury Note Yields Drop to 5-Week Low on Bernanke Remarks Bloomberg / Michael McDonald

Bank earnings slip as consumers throttle back AP via Detroit News / Eileen alt Powell

Fewer Elderly Paying Off Mortgages LA Times / Jonathan Peterson

The Prius Bubble Slate / Daniel Gross

Three airlines' profits soar, despite sky-high costs for fuel Washington Times / Kara Rowland

AT&T bets on brand renewal NY Times / Ken Belson

Who'll be charged next? Mercury News / Mark Schwanhausser and Therese Poletti

Nasdaq Closer to Bear Market LA Times

AZ: Apartment-rental rates in Valley surge Arizona Republic / Ken Alltucker

Investment or vacation? Cincinnati Enquirer / Jeff McKinney

SC: Jobless rate rises in S.C. The State / John C. Drake

CA: Job Creation Slows in State Despite Gains in Booming Tourism Industry LA Times / Lisa Girion

Dollar Falls From 3-Month High on Diminishing Fed Rate Outlook Bloomberg / Min Zeng

Fewer Treasuries but More Stocks on Foreigners’ U.S. Shopping Lists NY Times / Floyd Norris

European Two-Year Bonds Post Seventh Week of Declines in Eight Bloomberg / Kabir Chibber


MD: Homeowners driven to extreme Baltimore Sun / Jamie Smith Hopkins

Housing: Grin and bear it Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

US current account $ FT / Lex

UK rates 'could remain at 4.5%' BBC News

Oil Prices Fall in Asian Trading AP via NY Times

Race to meet targets can throw corporate America off course $ FT / Francesco Guerrera

Stock option surge came at post-9/11 market lows Wall Street Journal via Salt Lake Tribune

White House ‘will hit budget target early’ FT / Krishna Guha and Caroline Daniel

Growth holds the key to Fed, markets Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

KS: Local home sales up Wichita Eagle / Dan Voorhis

The Bank of Japan is not to blame for risk asset decline FT / John Vail

Want to negotiate? You'll have to pay up first Marketwatch / Andrea Coombes

U.S. businesses healthy but consumer still vital Reuters / Joanne Morrison

OH: A question of inflation Akron Beacon Journal / Gloria Irwin

Reports due, the market remains a gamble AP via Akron Beacon Journal / Christopher Wang

Judge to weigh Google click-fraud deal AP via Dallas Fort Worth Star Telegram / Jill Zeman

Think before lending to GM USA Today via Detroit Times / John Waggoner

Las Vegas Interest Rate Roundup Las Vegas Review Journal

Pound, euro soar as UK economy grows AFP via Taipei Times

Pimco's Gross, Treasury Bulls Have History as Guide for Rally Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton and Annie Pinkert

KS: Fed leader says economy is cooling Kansas City Star / Mark Davis

Fuzzy Math Maddens Marts NY Post / Terry Keenan

Growth Cooled as Consumers Retrenched: U.S. Economy Preview Bloomberg / Carlos Torres

Wall St Wk Ahead: Earnings, Mideast on front burner Reuters / Emily Chasan

'What if' factor applies to stock market analysis Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Gregory M. Drahuschak

NY Times 'About Buy' Redeemed NY Post / Peter Lauria

Doctor Fix-It Cometh NY Post / John Aidan Byrne

CO: Dawdling banks cost homeowners Denver Post / Al Lewis

MD: The coming housing crunch Baltimore Sun / Jamie Smith Hopkins

CO: Builders making move to condos, townhomes Denver Post / Margaret Jackson

CO: Apartment occupancy, rents rise in West Bloomberg via Denver Post / Daniel Taub

CA: Property in their portfolios Orange County Register / John Lansner

FL: Saturated West Palm has condos on hold Palm Beach Post / Alexandra Clough

No Softness Here NY Post / Tracy Byrnes

The word on Web sites that provide the lyrics Indianapolis Star / Erika D. Smith

Self-storage growth stacks up Indianapolis Star / Madhusmita Bora

CO: Bank robberies follow trends in economy Colorado Springs Gazette / Dan Serra

Rise in yuan, so far, spawns just a yawn St. Louis Post Dispatch / David Nicklaus

Canada's Dollar Loses Its Allure for Traders, Fed Data Show Bloomberg / Haris Anwar and Kabir Chibber

Strongest issuers better protect your municipal bonds Boston Herald / Gail Liberman & Alan Lavine

I bond interest has two faces Newsday / Lynn Brenner

Zero down? Don't bet the house on it Charlotte Observer / Amy Baldwin

No really, here come the earnings CNN / Alexandra Twin

Hold off on that panic attack LA Times / Diane Weber

Forget Mideast: Profits Are the Problem Wall Street Journal / Scott Patterson

Fear of losing may cost more than trading loss Baltimore Sun via Chicago Tribune / Eileen Ambrose

Internet phone service may be the future Newsday / Richard J. Dalton Jr.

More time allowed for deposits Charlotte Observer / Rick Rothacker

Three Smart Places to Stash Cash Now Wall Street Journal / Jonathan Clements

See How Your Broker Ranks Wall Street Journal / Megan Barnett

Saudi chief: High oil prices unwanted Reuters via CNN

New bid to salvage WTO trade deal BBC News

NY: Some parking spots in Manhattan pass $500 a month Bloomberg via Houston Chronicle / Daniel Taub

One more push, then US rates will reach the peak Guardian – Observer / James Knightley

Re-refinancing, and Putting Off Mortgage Pain NY Times / Vikas Bajaj and Ron Nixon

Commodity Funds: Thrills, Sure, but It’s a Long Way Down NY Times / J. Alex Tarquino

I.R.S. to Cut Tax Auditors NY Times / David Cay Johnston

Uncle Sam, Deadbeat Debtor? NY Times / Daniel Altman

UK: The people understand the 'seven years of plenty' are over - even if Whitehall doesn't Guardian – Observer / Hamish McRae


Bear market may wake from hibernation Cam West via and Fiend’s SuperBear Page

Will housing illness infect other sectors? Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

FDIC Outlook - Summer 2006 pdf FDIC

FDIC Report Assesses Prospects for Bank Credit Quality FDIC

Pickens bets on $80 a barrel Reuters via CNN

Freudian slips trip macho investors Marketwatch / Paul B. Farrell

MI: Foreclosures jump as a host of factors hurt homeowners Lansing State Journal / Jeremy W. Steele

Benefits of buying a home in a cooling market Marketwatch / Amy Hoak

FL: Home prices suggest downturn Palm Beach Post / Linda Rawls

CA: As home market slips, remodeling booms Contra Costa Times / Emily Fredrix

A Currency’s Destruction Daily Reckoning / Mogambo Guru

Bush's Capital-Gains Tax Cut May Bypass Millions of His Backers Bloomberg / Ryan J. Donmoyer

Europe blames US for collapse of WTO talks AFP via EU Business

The Dollar Reverses Daily Reckoning / Chris Gaffney

Kraft net rises 44 pct; CEO vows growth AP via Contra Costa Times / Dave Carpenter

The Fed's Bernanke should listen to the markets Marketwatch / Tom Kilgore

Fed hopeful of staying on sidelines as pay goes up FT via MSNBC / Krishna Guha and Edward Luce

Oil prices rise after refinery snags AP via Seattle Times

Oil over $75 as Middle East truce seen elusive Reuters via Boston Globe / Matthew Robinson

GM reaches amended credit facility deal with banks Reuters

Emerging debt rises on US equities, bond issuance Reuters / Manuela Badawy

Bonds settle little changed Dow Jones via Houston Chronicle / Michael Mackenzie

That Raise Might Take 4 Years to Earn as Well LA Times via Chicago Tribune / Molly Hennessy-Fiske

Netflix profit nearly triples, stock off AP via Houston Chronicle / Michael Liedtke

Wall Street surges amid earnings, deals AP via MSNBC

AMD Makes Its Move Forbes / Dan Frommer

Motorola steps up buyback AP via Chicago Tribune

Monday's Money Rates AP via Houston Chronicle

Oil-Price Shock May Strike Vulnerable World Economy Bloomberg / Rich Miller

Doha's Dead? Forbes / Jessica Holzer

The dying of the light $ The Economist

Gold knocked down by funds, dollar AP via Houston Chronicle

California Declares Power Emergency on Heat Wave Bloomberg / Greg Chang

Treasury prices unchanged; eyes on Fed AP via NJ Post

Dow posts triple-digit gain on M&A action, earnings Marketwatch / Mark Cotton

Global interest rates Reuters

Monday's Metal Prices AP via NJ Post

Marts Gird for Perfect Storm of Forecasts NY Post / Tom Bawden

Will Mexico Soon Be Tapped Out? La Times / Marla Dickerson

Sky-high gas prices spur companies to pay for bus Seattle Post Intelligencer

CO: Telecom's back, and so are jobs Rocky Mountain News / Joyzelle Davis

IRS Threatens Political Speech Texas Straight Talk via Safehaven / Ron Paul

Review and Preview Morgan Stanley / Ted Wieseman and David Greenlaw

Stock surge CNN

Monday's Analysis / Marty Chenard

United Airlines Posts First Quarterly Profit in Six Years on Higher Fares Bloomberg / Bill Koenig and Eric Torbenson

US Fed to hike rates in August; cut rates in early 2007 New Ratings

Behind the Global Policy Curve Morgan Stanley / Stephen Roach

Federal Reserve Events Reuters

Will shoppers answer the bell? Dallas Morning News / Maria Halkias

Entrepreneurs profiting from real estate Fortune via CNN / Brian O'Reilly

U.S. Dollar Claws Back Ground vs. Euro AP via Houston Chronicle

Ex-Goldman Banker Slams Sector's Era of `Deal Hounds' Bloomberg / Mark Gilbert

CO: Venture capital sinking in Colo. Denver Post / Will Shanley

WTO Six-Way Talks Collapse, Jeopardizing Global Pact Bloomberg / Warren Giles

EU's Mandelson blames US for collapse of WTO talks Forbes

Asia/Pacific: Inflation Is Here to Stay Morgan Stanley / Andy Xie

France: Consumer Spree; Mind the Hangover Morgan Stanley / Eric Chaney

How U.S. Homes Are Hurt by Rising Energy Prices Bloomberg / John F. Wasik

Has Mr Micawber moved in at the Fed? London Times / Anatole Kaletsky

Apocalypse not: But buy oil, gold anyway Marketwatch / Peter Brimelow

$100 Oil Sure Bet, Rogers Says; Forget About It, Merrill Demurs Bloomberg / Stephen Voss

For ETFs, too much of a good thing? Marketwatch / John Spence

Bush's Capital-Gains Tax Cut May Bypass Millions of His Backers Bloomberg / Ryan J. Donmoyer

UK: What diagnosis for the economy's health? Independent / Stephen King

China's Economy May Slow as Measures to Brake Growth Take Hold Bloomberg / David Tweed

Google gives PayPal a run for your money Christian Science Monitor / Gregory M. Lamb

Belt-tightening at bases in US starts to strain Christian Science Monitor / Mark Sappenfield

Puerto Rico Sets $675M GO Issue Bond Buyer / Adam L. Cataldo

Yen Falls as Japan's Interest Rates to Stay Below U.S., Europe Bloomberg / Kosuke Goto and Ron Harui



Hidden Assets Daily Standard / Irwin Stelzer

Primary Dealers Quarterly Survey pdf Bond Market Association

The Yield Curve Is Outnumbered National Review / Michael T. Darda

The Fed's Next Move and the Mid-East Powder-keg SirChartsAlot via Safehaven / Gary Dorsch

Hedge Funds and Bernanke Creating USD Volatility FX Money Trends via Safehaven / Gary Deduke

You can do gooder than that, internet crooks NY Post / John Crudele

Bernanke's wealth creeps up, along with rates Reuters

How slow must we go? Marketwatch / Dr. Irwin Kellner

Don't hunt for stock bargains just yet Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Big companies cash in on fed contracts AP via NJ Post / Frank Bass 2Q earnings fall nearly 58 pct. AP via NJ Post / Allison Linn

Dow Ends Up 53 on Late-Day Rebound AP via South Florida Sun Sentinel / Christopher Wang

Chicago feels housing chill Chicago Tribune / Mary Umberger

FL: Home prices in Palm Beach & Broward take different paths South Florida Sun Sentinel / Paul Owers

Treasury: Spending cuts add octane to tax cuts Marketwatch / William L. Watts

Why Doha's Derailment Matters Business Week via MSNBC / Peter Coy

Tuesday's Money Rates AP via Houston Chronicle

Two Fed banks wanted a June rate pause Marketwatch / Greg Robb

Hedge Fund Heaven Forbes / Liz Moyer

Legg Mason profits miss estimates AP via Baltimore Sun

Fiduciary Status Sought for Financial Planners Dow Jones and AP via LA Times

Oil falls below $74 Reuters via CNN

Dollar gains against major currencies AP via Houston Chronicle

US Treasury - Lower tax rates boost output Reuters

US hits back at EU over Doha collapse FT / Alan Beattie

CO: When all health breaks loose Denver Post / Al Lewis

US Treasuries slip as cheery consumers buy homes Reuters / Pedro Nicolaci da Costa

Welcome to the Fed, Kids; Can You Say 'Monetary'? Washington Post / Anushka Asthana

Criticism from fretful politicians means the Fed is doing job St. Paul Pioneer Press via Idaho Statesman / Edward Lotterman

Realtors: Home sales now a 'buyer's market' CNN / Chris Isidore

OH: Region's home sales down 1.3% Cincinnati Enquirer / Jeff McKinney

US consumer confidence, home sales beat forecasts Reuters / Zubin Jelveh

SEC's Cox Says Hedge Fund Regulation Is `Inadequate' Bloomberg / Jesse Westbrook and Alison Vekshin

Tuesday's Analysis / Marty Chenard

Stocks wobble on mixed earnings news AP via NJ Post

A record-breaking buy-out $ The Economict

Imports on track to outsell U.S. vehicles Detroit Free Press / Joe Guy Collier

Screaming Buyouts Forbes / Liz Moyer

UPS sees signs economy "moderating" Reuters / Nick Carey

McDonald's 2Q profit rises 57 percent AP via Charlotte Observer / Dave Carpenter

Bear Lurks Beneath Choppy Market Forbes / Larry McMillan

AT&T's Second-Quarter Profit Rises, Beats Estimates Bloomberg / Peter J. Brennan

Options Brought Riches and Now Big Trouble NY Times / Floyd Norris

Tuesday Gold Coin Prices AP via NJ Post

Oil falls below $74 on ceasefire hopes Reuters via CNN

The Buttonwood column: Sell-out market $ The Economist

WTO talks end in stalemate over aid to farmers Washington Times / Jeffrey Sparshott

Greenspan Was Right: Derivatives Cut Investor Losses, Save Jobs Bloomberg / Caroline Salas

Fed: Firms not to blame for increased bankruptcies Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Patricia Sabatini

Rich People Don’t Use ARMs Daily Reckoning via Lew Rockwell /Bill Bonner

US Economy: Why Wall Street keeps getting it wrong Brookes News via Gerard Jackson

Bulls' Time Draws Nearer as the Stock Cycle Turns Bloomberg / Chet Currier

US Treasury calls hedge funds meeting $ FT / Jeremy Grant

Hedge Funds Battle GUS Over Bondholder Rights Bloomberg / Mark Gilbert

Oil-hungry nations eying Antarctica's reserves Observer via Taipei Times / Ben Sandilands

South Korea's 2nd-Qtr Economic Growth Slows to 0.8% Bloomberg / Seyoon Kim

World trade talks fail, threatening a new era of protectionism Independent / Philip Thornton

Too late now, but Browne should have been allowed the executive chairmanship at BP Independent / Jeremy Warner


SEC rule used to cloak, not disclose, information Baltimore Sun / Jay Hancock

When stocks are a lot like real estate Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Chinese PM vows to cool economy FT / Richard McGregor

IRS workers could get unofficial access to data USA Today / Kevin McCoy

IRS Largely Fails in Using Mail to Collect Taxes, Audit Says Bloomberg / Neil Roland

Net income slides 20% at Pulte Homes Marketwatch / John Spence

Social Dynamics of Obesity Federal Reserve Bank of Boston / Mary Burke and Frank Heiland

Tossing Greenbacks Into the Tar Pit Lew Rockwell / Gary North

The Fearless U.S. Consumers Daily Reckoning / Chris Gaffney

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

US SWAPS-Spreads narrow as market senses Fed pause Reuters

U.S. Treasuries end higher on lowered chance of rate hike Reuters / Zubin Jelveh

U.S. Treasury balances at Fed fell on July 25 Reuters

When managers invest in their own portfolios Wall Street Journal via Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Eleanor Laise

CO: Apartment vacancies fall further Denver Post / Kristi Arellano

Treasurys gains build after Beige book Marketwatch / Leslie Wines

Beige Book Federal Reserve Board

Gold closes higher as dollar drops Marketwatch / Polya Lesova

XM faces the music CNN / Paul R. La Monica

Stocks barely lower after profit taking AP via Akron Beacon Journal / ellen Simon

Application Volume Declines Slightly in Latest Survey Mortgage Banker’s


Most overpriced home markets CNN / Les Christie

SEC Expands Pay Rules to Crack Down on Options Abuses Bloomberg / Vineeta Anand and Jesse Westbrook

Cuba oil probe spurs calls for U.S. drilling Washington Times / Patrice Hill

Federal Reserve Events Reuters

Chicago Fed National Activity Index Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

US Treasuries flat before 2Y note sale Reuters / John Parry

Economic signs are mixed Arizona Republic / Erica Sagon

Oil gains as gas supplies fall CNN

Copper prices jumping Arizona Republic / Max Jarman

Let common cents reign Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Jack Markowitz

Dollar dips vs other major currencies AP via Houston Chronicle

Boeing Posts Loss on Settlement, Delay; Shares Slip Bloomberg / James Gunsalus

Wednesday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

GM Has Loss on Buyouts; Auto Profit Beats Forecasts Bloomberg / Jeff Green and Greg Bensinger's shares plunge to 3-year low AP via Houston Chronicle / Allison Linn

Can Amazon take a bite out of Apple? Business 2.0 via CNN / Erick Schonfeld

The Price Of Disclosure Forbes / Hannah Clark

New York Bancorp profits fall in Q2 Newsday / James Bernstein

Principal to buy mutual fund group Des Moines Register

Trade talks' missed opportunity is colossal Philadelphia Inquirer / Andrew Cassel

SC: Jobs rising, but so is jobless rate The State / C. Grant Jackson

Imprinting Infants: Marketing aimed at kids under age 3 is exploding Hartford Courant via South Florida Sun Sentinel / Joann Klimkiewicz

Fed Is Showing Concern Over Housing Retrenchment Bloomberg / John Berry

On Main Street, Inflation Expectations Get Yawns Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

Federal Reserve Follies: What Really Started the Great Depression Safehaven / Antal E. Fekete

Louisiana Tells Wall Street Who Runs Public Finance Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

Survey: Salary of SEC's Cox Eclipsed by Most Others Bond Buyer / Lynn Hume

U.S. Bank to Buy SunTrust Trustee Unit Bond Buyer / Shelly Sigo

Housing market slowdown rippling across the economy Christian Science Monitor / Mark Trumbull

MA: Risk of ripple effect: Housing a possible drag on Mass. economy Boston Herald / Jay Fitzgerald

DC: After 5 Years of Growth, Home Prices Drop Washington Post / Tomoeh Murakami Tse

How Government Budget Deficits Reduce Wages and Raise Profits Lew Rockwell / George Reisman

Next stage for collapsed trade talks: the blame game Guardian / Larry Elliott and Nick Watt

Executive Pay Reflects Performance – Sometimes Bloomberg / Graef Crystal

The trouble with 'callable' investments Marketwatch / Marshall Loeb

Goldman Finds Investing for Itself Rewarding NY Times / Landon Thomas, Jr.

Sales Slow for Homes New and Old NTY Times / Jeremy W. Peters

Turning Back the Clock on Backdating NY Times / David Leonhardt

Technology Bull Told to Pay $2 Million for Deceiving Investors NY Times / Gretchen Morgenson

Australia's Second-Quarter Consumer Prices Rise 1.6% Bloomberg / Hans van Leeuwen

British House Prices Can't Keep Rising Forever Bloomberg / Matthew Lynn


What Backdating Means For You / Helen Shaw

SIA/BMA Merger Approved by Members, SIFMA Transition Begins Bond Market Association

Survey of Tenth District Manufacturers Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

Economy is roaring like a paper tiger Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Would $100 oil slam the global economy? Business Week via MSNBC / Stanley Reed

GDP expected to slow in second quarter Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

MBA Supports Increase in Multifamily Loan Limits Mortgage Bankers Association

IL: Worries rise as home sales sag Chicago Tribune / Sharon Stangenes

NC: Bigger bucks for bank jobs Charlotte Observer / Frank Norton

It's time for the circus to leave town Marketwatch / David Weidner

Heating oil prices make consumers face tough choices for upcoming season Westchester Journal News / Allan Drury

Stocks Step Back In Quiet Session Investor’s Business Daily

Blockbuster swings to a profit Dallas Morning News / Maria Halkias

Playing the Housing Bubble / Lisa Scherzer

Russell 2000 Set to Rise 30%...Is It Possible? The Sleuth via Daily Reckoning / James Boric

MI: Job study: Mich. hit hardest Detroit News / Louis Aguilar

UT: State economy stays strong Salt Lake Tribune / Steven Oberbeck

Schwab tries to revive global trade talks Washington Times / Jeffrey Sparshott

Beige Book Moves The Dollar Lower Daily Reckoning / Christ Gaffney

Pension talks stall Marketwatch / William L. Watts

Sorry, that Tax Plan Is Patented Business Week via MSNBC

Canada: Bank of Canada releases 2007 schedule of dates for its policy interest rate announcements Bank of Canada

Central banks need not divine bubbles $ FT / Samuel Brittan

WTO Chief Says to Build on Cotton Deal AP via Houston Chronicle / Bradley S. Klapper

Germany plans to shake up G8 agenda FT / Bertrand Benoit and Mark Schieritz

US SWAPS-Spreads mixed, 5-yrs tighter after auction Reuters

NYSE Second-Quarter Net Quadruples on Archipelago Bloomberg / Edgar Ortega

The steadfast Dresdner bear $ FT / Philip Coggan

US stocks drop in tech sell-off on Microsoft worry Reuters / Caroline Valetkevitch

Why Yahoo!, eBay, Amazon, and AOL Are Tanking Slate / Daniel Gross

Getting personal The Economist

Airlines Work to Meet Fuel Supply Demands AP via Baltimore Sun / Brad Foss

Thursday's Metal Prices AP via NJ Post

Thursday Gold Coin Prices AP via NJ Post

Copper: Hedge on prices backfires Arizona Republic / Max Jarman

The new number one $ The Economist

More heat than light The Economist

Not so shocking The Economist

US Treasuries prices dip after strong durables data Reuters / John Parry

Chicago Fed Midwest factory activity rises in June Reuters

KC Fed manufacturing index 11 in July vs June's 23 Reuters

Chicago Fed Midwest Manufacturing Index pdf Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

How Labor Market Policies Shape Immigrants’ Opportunities Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas / Pia M. Orrenius and Genevieve R. Solomon

Mortgage rates take a tumble CNN

New home sales fall further CNN

U.S. Economy: Orders Show Economy Retains Momentum Bloomberg / Courtney Schlisserman

Thursday's Analysis / Marty Chenard

U.S. Stocks Advance on Profit at Exxon Mobil, Comcast Outlook Bloomberg / Nick Baker

FL: Trading fraud spreads South Florida Sun Sentinel / Ian Katz

Hedge Funds' Sidecars Forbes / Liz Moyer

The Real Cause of Blackouts Ludwig von Mises Institute / Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr.

Moody's: Credit Quality Headed for a Fall / Stephen Taub

Treasuries mostly steady in Asia ahead of US data Reuters

Come Clean, Ben NY Post / John Crudele

Wachovia Corp sells $1 bln in 7-year notes Reuters

Kings of cash Marketwatch / Jonathan Burton

Sony Reports First-Quarter Profit on Bravia TV Sales Bloomberg / Young-Sam Cho and Kyoko Suzuki

Buyer Scraps Deal for Refco’s Currency Unit NY Post / Zachery Kouwe

The End of History and the Last Bond Bull Market Pimco / Bill Gross

Collapse of WTO talks bodes ill for the global economy DPA via Taipei Times

The Global Interest Rate Dance, With Bernanke Leading NY Times / Hal R. Varian

Growth Slowing Across the Country, Fed Regional Reports Say NY Times / Jeremy Peters

Uncertain economic outlook spells scattered thunderstorms for world equity markets Independent / Jeremy Warner

UK: How a US house price correction could come home to roost on this side of the Atlantic Independent / Hamish McRae

Oil Is Like Milk; China Has No Need to Buy Cows Bloomberg / Andy Mukherjee

Dollar May Weaken Against Yen on Speculation of Fed Rate Pause Bloomberg / Chris Young

Yuan Rises to Highest Since End of Peg as Senators Set Deadline Bloomberg / Christina Soon



Do shifting foreign appetites for U.S. bonds threaten economy? Marketwatch / Polya Lesova

CA: Pension returns hit 13.2% for year Sacramento Bee / Jim Downing

Soul Singer James Brown Seeks Loan to Pay Off Bonds Bloomberg / Mark Pittman

Canada: Condo market bubble? Toronto Star / Tony Wong

Economy brakes as spending downshifts Chicago Tribune / James P. Miller

Fears of a slowdown $ The Economist

Thank GDP it's Friday CNN / Jessica Seid

GDP Growth Slows To Just 2.5% Pace; Rate Hike Unlikely Investor’s Business Daily / Laura Mandard

Consumers struggle with economic challenges AP via San Diego Union Tribune / Anne D’Innocenzio

Inflation may rise above '06 pay raises AP via Lansing State Journal / Madlen Read

How prices get pumped AP via Charlotte Observer / Jeff Donn

Oil prices fall below $74 on gas selloff AP via Charlotte Observer

Mishkin says Fed must base policy on forecasts Reuters

IMF: Fed Must Hold Careful Economic Course AP via LA Times / Jeannine Aversa

Fed policy lags may be shorter than usual – Kohn Reuters

Property Debt Burdens Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Federal Reserve Events Reuters

Fed likely finished raising rates, futures market predicts Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

Wal-Mart FT / Lex

UPS vs. FedEx Slate / Daniel Gross

It's Open Season On Companies That Fail To Impress Wall Street Investor’s Business Daily / Ed Carson

U.S. stocks jump on hopes for end in rate hikes Reuters / Caroline Valetkevitch

Citigroup lures team away from Lehman $ FT / Ben White

MI: Independent Bank Corp. profit drops almost 13% in quarter Lansing State Journal / Jeremy W. Steele

Insider Stock Tip That Wasn’t NY Post / Paul Tharp

IRS will probe stock option awards AP via Charlotte Observer / Marcy Gordon

JP Morgan now looking for Fed pause in August Reuters

Philadelphia Fed Announces Three Promotions Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Emerging bond funds returns soar despite outflows Reuters

Offshore drilling battle looms CNN / Steve Hargreaves

US Economy $ FT / Lex

Brakes slam on US economic growth BBC News

U.S. employment costs up 0.9% in quarter Marketwatch / Greg Robb

Higher Air Fares May Stay for a While AP via Washington Post / Harry R. Weber

Tiger Woods Is Top-Earning Athlete at $98 Million, Says Bloomberg / Bob Bensch

UK: Heatwave hits vegetable supplies BBC News

Why Wal-Mart bailed out of Germany Marketwatch / David Vise

Former Qwest CFO spared prison time AP via Philadelphia Inquirer / Sandy Shore

Chevron 2Q Profit Hits Record High AP via Washington Post / Michael Liedtke

Stocks Climb on Slowdown in 2Q GDP AP via Forbes / Christopher Wang

Friday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Treasury 10-Year Note Yields Drop Below 5% on Slower Growth Bloomberg / Michael McDonald

Federal Reserve Events Reuters

US consumer sentiment beats expectations in July Reuters

GDP hits the brakes CNN

US economic growth slows to 2.5% FT / Jamie Chisholm

Sizzling oil will fry us Denver Post / Al Lewis

Big Oil's enormous profits ignite suspicion of gouging Denver Post / Andy Vuong

Friday Gold Coin Prices AP via NJ Post

Hedge Fund Hell Forbes / Liz Moyer

How tight is the cap on banks? Charlotte Observer / Rick Rothacker

Florida's population boom prompts Ohio’s biggest lender to buy Fidelity South Florida Sun Sentinel / Kathy Bushouse

TN: June jobless rate stays steady Tennessean / Bush Bernard

WI: Milwaukee area sees increase in jobs Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dollar Declines as U.S. Economic Growth Slowed Last Quarter Bloomberg / Daniel Kruger

Investment-Grade Bonds Set to Beat Junk for 2nd Month Bloomberg / Mark Pittman

MSRB Poses Online OS Disclosure Bond Buyer / Lynn Hume

Coralville, Iowa, Fields Hazy Dreams of Conventions Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

Credit card issuers ensnare many in debt traps Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Patricia Sabatini

U.S. Economy Probably Grew at 3 Percent Pace in Second Quarter Bloomberg / Joe Richter

Rambus roiled Marketwatch / Peter Brimelow

Where will big oil's big profits go? Christian Science Monitor / Mark Trumbull

Make fund managers show you their money Marketwatch / Marshall Loeb

Funds Give New Meaning to the Term `Super-Size' Bloomberg / Chet Currier

Risky Business Tech Central Station / Desmond Lachman

UK: Bank under pressure to increase interest rates Guardian / Larry Elliott

Cut the Minimum Wage With Ockham's Razor Tech Central Station / Donald Boudreaux

House to Vote on Increase in Minimum Wage Washington Post / Jonathan Weisman

Dollar Set for Weekly Gain Against Euro on Inflation Pressures Bloomberg / Chris Young

Oil May Rise on Middle East Conflict, Nigerian Export Reduction Bloomberg / Mark Shenk

A New Model For Getting Rich Online Washington Post / Yuki Noguchi

What Ben Bernanke Could Learn From New Zealand Bloomberg / William Pesek

Tugging at the Veil Hiding Executive Pay NY Post / Floyd Norris

Japan's Consumer Prices Rose for Eighth Month in June Bloomberg / Mayumi Otsuma


NY: Home sales stuck in red tape Newsday / Randi F. Marshall

The Return of Stagflation Thoughts From The Frontline via Safehaven / John Mauldin

US economy sees growth rate halved Scotsman / Colin Donald

Papers' sale clears hurdle Sacramento Bee / Dale Kasler

Dollar Falls on Week on Mounting Signs U.S. Economy Bloomberg / Daniel Kruger and Min Zeng

PA: Run-up in energy prices spills over to region's coal, gas companies Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Elwin Green

Don't look down -- someone's selling there Minneapolis Star Tribune / Angel Jennings

Spending Less? You're Helping Slow the Economy LA Times / Molly Hennessy-Fiske

Growth slows as buying slumps Washington Times / Patrice Hill

European Two-Year, 10-Year Yield Gap Reaches Five-Year Low Bloomberg / Kabir Chibber

Treasury 10-Year Notes Rally for Fifth Week as Growth Slows Bloomberg / Michael McDonald

House vote raises minimum wage Reuters via CNN

TX: Premiums soar for some apartment, condo owners Houston Chronicle / Purva Patel

IL: Job rebound helps Decatur home market Chicago Tribune / William Sluis

Cool GDP Report Has Stocks Cooking NY Post / Paul Tharp

Google, Starbucks Winning At Name Game NY Post / Hilly M. Sanders

CA: 3 of L.A.'s Billionaires Have Eyes on Times LA Times / Thomas S. Mulligan and James Rainey

More States Add Sales Tax Holidays AP via Newsday / Duncan Mansfield

Oil price and dollar plunge as American growth stalls Guardian / Larry Elliott


Hedging concerns Baltimore Sun / Laura Smitherman

Mexico’s vulnerability FT / Richard Lapper

CA: Local mortgage rates slide for 3rd week in a row Orange County Register

ETFs vs. mutual funds Marketwatch / Chuck Jaffe

Foundations of US housing market start to look shaky AFP via Yahoo and Bondhead Referral / Claire Gallen

IN: Housing outpaces population growth Northwest Indiana Times / Morton Marcus

Condo projects flop across the U.S. AP via Dallas Morning News

Beware mortgages that adjust Charlotte News and Observer / Vicki Lee Parker

IN: The last holdouts Northwest Indiana Times / Susan Erler

3G cost billions: Will it ever live up to its hype? IHT / Kevin J. O'Brien

Japan warned of risks in plan to cut rate cap on loans FT / Michiyo Nakamoto

US and Brazil see trade talk hope BBC News

Government, private lenders offer homeowners energy loans Marketwatch / Stephanie I. Cohen

PA: Latino market is vibrant Allentown Morning Call / Beth W. Orenstein

Oil costs put squeeze on many businesses Denver Post / Beth Potter, Ameera Butt and Kelly Yamanouchi

Cash-rich companies might have too much of a good thing Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Gregory M. Drahuschak

Breaking Out NY Post / Peter Lauria

Wheighing In On AOL NY Post / Peter Lauria

Dollar Bear Market Resumes as Outlook for Higher Rates Fades Bloomberg / Min Zeng and Daniel Kruger

Navigating the Fog in Jobs Data NY Times / Conrad De Aenlle

Hiring Is Tepid, Manufacturing Moderates: U.S. Economy Preview Bloomberg / Carlos Torres

Will back-to-school shoppers spend? Sacramento Bee / Jon Ortiz

Investors find protection in convertible securities Chicago Tribune / Andrew Leckey

I-Bond Interest Rates Wall Street Journal / Tom Herman

Rally reaches for week 2 CNN / Alexandra Twin

Could It Be? An Actual Dent in C.E.O. Pay? NY Times / Hubert B. Herring

FL: For some executives, even failure attracts top dollar South Florida Sun Sentinel / Ian Katz

If Initial Offerings Fall Short, Start Looking for Bulls Marketwatch via NY Times / Mark Hulbert

The NASDAQ is Crashing. Have You Noticed? Technical Indicator Index via Safehaven / Robert McHugh

Will Jobs's departure cut Apple to the core? Guardian – Observer / John Naughton and Nick Mathiason

More Earnings Roll In; Senate May Pass Energy Bill Wall Street Journal

Jointly Owning a Home, Even With a Sibling, Can Get Tricky LA Times / Liz Pulliam Weston

Long way to go for 50-year mortgages Chicago Tribune / Mary Umberger

ETFs Try Stock Picking Wall Street Journal / Ian Salisbury

UK: Banks set profit record Guardian – Observer / Conal Walsh

Investors, Watch Your Wallets if Managers Lead the Buyout NY Times / Andrew Ross Sorkin

Options Fiesta, and Investors Paid the Bill $ NY Times / Gretchen Morgenson

WTO fissure may magnify tremors over globalization Washington Post via Seattle Times / Paul Blustein

Negotiators: WTO breakthrough possible Modesto Bee / Alan Clendenning

Mandelson: US greed caused the Doha collapse Guardian / Heather Stewart

UK: The gap between them and us Scotsman / Bill Jamieson

Arizona enticing hot spot to California residents Arizona Republic / Stephanie Paterik

IA: Drought squeezes farmers' finances Des Moines Register

PA: Thursday cracked these rose-colored glasses Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Steve Massey

Manhattan's Financial District Remade by Influx of Residents LA Times / Walter Hamilton

U.S. Employers Look Offshore for Healthcare LA Times / Daniel Yi

All the Internet’s a Stage. Why Don’t C.E.O.’s Use It? NY Times / Randall Stross

Uncle Sam faces a world trade backlash Guardian – Observer / Oliver Morgan

For George Bush, a fair deal means what American farmers demand Guardian – Observer / Heather Stewart

Public’s Deficit Fix May Stun Politicians NY Times / Edmund L. Andrews



CA: Foreclosures aren't what they used to be Long Beach Press Telegram

The Coming Housing Crash via Fiend’s SuperBear Page / Dean Baker

Regional Fed chief's words echo loudly Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Fed Still Holds Key To Market Rally Forbes / Chris Johnson

Oil prices up slightly in Asia AP via Beaufort Gazette

Fed gives Cantor elite dealer status FT via MSNBC / Saskia Scholtes

Fed guides abandon investors in wilderness Marketwatch / Greg Robb

Bush says has confidence in Bernanke as Fed chief Reuters

Greenspan's worth the extra effort Newsday / A. J. Carter

The Slowdown is Just Beginning Sleuth via Daily Reckoning / Greg Guenthner

Condo prices seem ready for a crash AP via Long Beach Press Telegram / Deborah Yao

Central Banks Looking to Exit the Dollar Daily Reckoning / Doug Casey

Stocks rocky after the rally CNN / Alexandra Twin

Will Central Bankers Become Central Planners? Ludwig von Mises Institute / Robert Blumen

The Economic Argument for H1-B Visa Expansion National Review / John Tamny

Internet real estate harder to find Globe and Mail / Roma Luciw

The "R" Word Slate / Daniel Gross

Stocks Retreat In Light Trade Investor’s Business Daily / Vincent Mao

Cities' Wi-Fi Efforts Might Pose Threat To Cable, Telecom Investor’s Business Daily / Brian Deagon

Mich. exodus strains movers Detroit News / Sarah Ryley

Offshore tax havens costing U.S. Treasury $100 billion a year McClatchy / Ely Portillo

Bush's Treasury admits that tax cuts aren't free Slate / Jason Furman

Offshore drilling heads for speedy US Senate vote Reuters / Chris Baltimore

US Treasury sees $30 bln borrowing July-Sept Reuters

Gas futures climb to near six-month high AP via Houston Chronicle

Gold closes lower as Mideast, inflation worry lingers Marketwatch

BMA and ISDA Comment on GASB Preliminary Views on Accounting and Disclosure of Derivatives and Hedging Activities by Governmental Entities Bond Market Association

No more automatic rate hikes: Yellen Marketwatch / Greg Robb

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

GDP Slowdown May Give Fed Pause Business Week via MSNBC / Michael Englund and Rick MacDonald

Odds shorten on ECB rate hike FT / Gerrit Wiseman

Men Not Working, and Not Wanting Just Any Job NY Times / Louis Uchitelle and David Leonhardt

NV: Cost of Doing Business: Ouch! Las Vegas Review Journal / Jennifer Robinson

Stocks Tumble in Early Afternoon Trading AP via Chicago Tribune / Michael J. Martinez

A Revitalized US Airways Is Creating a Merger Buzz NY Times / Jeff Bailey

Ford to Put 600K Toy Cars in Cereal Boxes AP via Chicago Tribune

Treasurys back away from recent rally Marketwatch

Treasuries slip, Fed's Poole undecided on Aug hike Reuters / Ellen Freilich

Fairy Tales of the US Bond Market Morgan Stanley / Joachim Fels and Manoj Pradhan

Review and Preview Morgan Stanley / Ted Wieseman and David Greenlaw

After the Wealth Binge Morgan Stanley / Stephen Roach

Tough Call for the Fed Morgan Stanley / Richard Berner

Fed's Poole Says He's `50-50' on Next Interest-Rate Decision Bloomberg / Scott Lanman and Steve Matthews

Fed's Poole undecided on Aug. rate decision Marketwatch / Greg Robb

Chinese Growth: A Source of U.S. Export Opportunities Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis / William Poole

Federal Reserve Events Reuters

Monday Gold Coin Prices AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer

Conflicting reports on Russian oil spill AP via Houston Chronicle / Henry Meyer

Oil Prices Up on Mideast Weekend Violence AP via Baltimore Sun

Monday's Analysis / Marty Chenard

Profit-taking pushes stocks lower AP via Philadelphia Inquirer / Michael J. Martinez

Senator Seeks to Create a Single Spending Database Washington Post / Rob Thormeyer

US Midwest July business growth above expectations Reuters

New York City economy improves in July-NY-NAPM Reuters

HSBC's Profit Climbs; ABN Amro Gets Boost From Taxes Bloomberg / Jon Menon

Japan: Sayonara to the Old Data Morgan Stanley / Takehiro Sato

EU: 'Cause I Told You So Morgan Stanley / Elga Bartsch

Fate of free trade debated McClatchy via Sacramento Bee / Kevin G. Hall

The dirty secret behind Kyoto Fortune via CNN / Cait Murphy

Schultz suspects market manipulation Marketwatch / Peter Brimelow

Fed May Get What It Bargained for -- and More Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

A Little Eco-Nomics Never Hurt Tech Central Station / Roy Spencer

Dollar Declines as Fed Officials May Indicate Growth Is Slowing Bloomberg / Chris Young and Ron Harui

Currencies: After rally, many traders see weaker dollar ahead IHT / Min Zeng and Daniel Kruger

It will take years to revive trade talks Guardian / Larry Elliott

ECB May Raise Rates as Economic Growth, Inflation Accelerate Bloomberg / Matthew Brockett

American Politics: The Greatest Show on Earth Tech Central Station / Robert McHenry

Newspapers to Use Links to Rivals on Web Sites NY Times / Bob Tedeschi

NJ: Corzine’s Tax Reform Plan Bond Buyer / Adam L. Cataldo

UK: Weighing up inflation proves a tricky task Independent / Stephen King

UK: Business confidence hits an 18-year high Scotsman / Alistair McArthur

Japan's June Industrial Production Rises to Record Bloomberg / Lily Nonomiya

Treasuries May Gain as Futures Hint at Fed Rate Cuts Next Year Bloomberg / Michael McDonald

Will less business spending stall growth? Christian Science Monitor / Mark Trumbull

Gold May Rise on Slowing Economic Growth, Higher Inflation Bloomberg / Pham-Duy Nguyen

Senate to vote on allowing offshore drilling Christian Science Monitor / Brad Knickerbocker

In Congress, a flurry of last-minute deals Christian Science Monitor / Gail Russell Chaddock

China's Lack of Monetary Policy Is a Liability Bloomberg / Andy Mukherjee