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Sinking further in sea of red Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

High July Jobless Number Should Kill Fed Rate Hike NY Post / John Crudele

Sony at 60: Is former trailblazer now over the hill? Lansing State Journal / Yuri Kageyama

Carlyle reportedly plans hedge-fund business Marketwatch / Alistair Barr

Goldman enters private banking for very rich NY Times via IHT

Only the Strong Survive Tech Central Station / Michael Rosen

Benjamin Franklin Was All Wet on Economics Ludwig von Mises Institute / Alexander Villacampa

U.S. Global Investors rides commodity run-up San Antonio Express News / Aïssatou Sidimé

Treasury bond prices climb despite data AP via Beaufort Gazette

Rate futures show 38 pct chance of Aug Fed hike Reuters

Moody's may raise Qwest's debt ratings from "B1" Reuters

Treasuries little changed despite inflation data Reuters / Chris Reese

Qwest profits edge higher Denver Post / Andy Vuong

Wireless A Hot Spot In Verizon Earnings Forbes / Mary Crane

The World's Biggest Auto Markets Business Week via MSNBC

Fidelity edges focus away from funds $ FT / Deborah Brewster

The Buttonwood column: Global financial stability $ The Economist

IMF cautions ECB on raising rates amid recovery Reuters

So, You Bought the New York Observer Slate / Jack Shafer

Paulson in plea for reform of benefits FT / Ed Luce

Oil: Why it won't go below $60 CNN / Steve Hargreaves

Stocks Worsen Into The Close Investor’s Business Daily / Vincent Mao

Inflation Non-Cents Benson's Economic & Market Trends via Safehaven / Richard Benson

With costs rising, companies increase prices Wall Street Journal via Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Amy Merrick and Mark Whitehouse

Supply vs. Supply, Part Deux National Review / Jerry Bowyer

No Margin Daily Reckoning via Lew Rockwell / Bill Bonner

MA: Single-family home sales hit 11-year state low for second quarter AP via Boston Herald

Oil prices rise as traders watch storm AP via NJ Post / Brad Foss

U.S. Treasuries slip after solid manufacturing data Reuters / Ellen Freilich

US's Paulson backs strong dlr, warns on spending Reuters

DaimlerChrysler sales drop by over a third Reuters via CNN

Kodak Posts Wider Loss; Flextronics to Take Over Digital-Camera Production Bloomberg / Subrata N. Chakravarty

Competition In The Air Forbes / Scott Woolley

Tuesday's Analysis / Marty Chenard

U.S. Economy: Spending Has Smallest Gain of Year, Prices Rise Bloomberg / Joe Richter

Construction Spending Rises on Nonresidential, Public Building Reuters via Fox News

Consumer Spending Is Sluggish in June AP via Forbes / Martin Crutsinger

Dallas Fed May trimmed mean PCE postponed Reuters

US data fan rate rise debate FT / Jennifer Hughes

Record Household Deficit - Is There Anything Wrong With This Picture? Northern Trust via Safehaven / Paul Kasriel

Words Speak as Loud as Numbers for Bernanke's Fed Bloomberg / Chet Currier

Deutsche Bank Profit Increases 29% on Debt Trading Bloomberg / Elena Logutenkova

Eyes wide shut? Marketwatch / Dr. Irwin Kellner

Volume Off 24% From July 2005 Bond Buyer / Michelle Kaske

Deutsche Bank, Barclays commodity ETFs face off Marketwatch / John Spence

U.S. East Coast Prepares for Record Heat; Emergencies Declared Bloomberg / Shannon D. Harrington

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

Tax Cheats Called Out of Control NY Times / David Cay Johnston

Tax Shelters Saved Billionaires a Bundle Washington Post / Jeffrey H. Birnbaum

Poisoning Shareholders Tech Central Station / Tim Worstall

Conoco, Goldman Sachs Have Value and Momentum Bloomberg / John Dorfman

Japan Makes More Cars Elsewhere NY times / Martin Fackler

PA: Region on pace for best growth in jobs since '00 Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Dollar May Fall Against Yen; Speculation Fed May Pause on Rates Bloomberg / Chris Young and Ron Harui

After Doha Daily Standard / Irwin Stelzer

South Korea's Export Growth Slows to 12.4% on Strikes Bloomberg / Seyoon Kim

Australian Central Bank's Stevens Named as Governor Bloomberg / Hans van Leeuwen

Why Isn't Japan Flying High? Ask Japan Airlines Bloomberg / William Pesek, Jr.

UK: Misery Index Should Keep Bank of England on Hold Bloomberg / Mark Gilbert

Credit Suisse May Say Profit More Than Doubled on Trading Gains Bloomberg / Jacob Greber


When there are fewer places to hide funny money $ FT / Vanessa Houlder

The disturbing deterioration of developed economies $ FT / Desmond Lachman

It hasn't burst, but the housing bubble is real Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

CA: Foreclosure activity rises locally Mercury News / Tim Simmers

Application Volume Declines in Latest Survey Mortgage Bankers Association

IL: House with garage and Hummer to fill it Chicago Tribune / Mary Umberger

FL: Furniture sales in a slump Bradenton Journal / Brian Neill

Do Households Benefit from Financial Deregulation and Innovation? The Case of the Mortgage Market Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Chicago Fed Letter Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

A Second oil bull still charging, thoughtfully Marketwatch / Peter Brimelow

Heat wave could leave lasting price impact MSNBC / John W. Schoen

Markets recover lost ground $ FT / Philip Coggan

Stock Picker Charged With Website Scam LA Times / Walter Hamilton

AOL ends charges to keep subscribers Washington Times / Kara Rowland

Hike Psych-Out NY Post / Tom Bawden

Vonage Means To Collect On IPO Shares NY Post / Janet Whitman

WI: Chase to cut 170 jobs downtown Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / Paul Gores

Wall Street Goes `Off the Grid' During Heat Wave Bloomberg / Eric Morse and Christine Harper

Unions poised to cash in on a wage increase San Antonio Express-News / David Hendricks

WA: GOP minimum-wage bill could clip some Washingtonians' pay AP via Seattle Times / Erica Werner

The Ugly Art of Excessive Compromise National Review / Phil Kerpen

Don't Shoot Ben and Don't Short Bonds Pimco / Paul McCulley and Andrew Balls

CA: O.C. mortgage defaults spike 83.6% for 2nd quarter Orange County Register / Mathew Padilla

For-sale signs multiply across the nation Wall Street Journal / James R. Hagerty

U.S. Treasury bond prices rise AP via NJ Post

Dow Closes Up 74, Nasdaq Finishes Up 17 AP via Forbes / Michael J. Martinez

Starbucks shares tumble 8% Reuters via CNN

FL: Strategy: Lure richer tourists? Orlando Sentinel / Daphne Sashin

Synthetic tranche volumes soar in second quarter Reuters

Treasuries fall on concerns about added 30-yr supply Reuters / Ellen Freilich

Treasury announces it will double 30-year bond auctions AP via San Diego Union Tribune / Martin Crutsinger

Oil shrugs off supply report CNN

Federal Reserve Events Reuters

U.S. Stocks Rise on Earnings Reports; Time Warner, P&G Advance Bloomberg / Dune Lawrence

Wednesday's Analysis / Marty Chenard

Minimum wage, maximum votes Philadelphia Inquirer / Andrew Cassel

Special interests sneak in back door Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Jack Markowitz

Make Money When U.S. Congress Is Out of Session Bloomberg / Amity Shlaes

Hands off drilling bill, senators say Houston Chronicle / David Ivanovich

NC: Fidelity Investments plans $100 million N.C. facility, 2,000 jobs AP via Dallas Fort Worth Star Telegram / Gary D. Robertson

AZ: Condos opening as fever dips Arizona Republic / Peter Corbett

Mortgage applications hit four-year low Reuters via CNN

Anxiety Rises as Paychecks Trail Inflation NY Times / David Leonhardt

Delaware County Rediscovers Muni Bond Auction Sale Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

MN: Twin Cities’ Triple Play Bond Buyer / Yvette Shields

NRSRO Bill Changes To Be Weighed Bond Buyer / Lynn Hume

Goldman Sachs Seeks to Add the Cachet of a Swiss Banking Account NY Times / Heather Timmons

For large airlines, America's skies getting friendlier Christian Science Monitor / Mark Trumbull

Postal Service Finds a Friend in the Internet NY Times / Katie Hafner

A New Page in the Script for Paulson NY Times / Steven R. Weisman

Dollar May Drop on Speculation Reports to Signal Slowing Growth Bloomberg / Ron Harui and Chris Young

Mission grows to help those living alone Christian Science Monitor / Marilyn Gardner

UK: Three reasons why rates could go up – and one argument why they should stay put Independent / Michael Harrison

Why GM Shouldn't Fall for the Carlos Ghosn Hype Bloomberg / Matthew Lynn

Australia’s central bank raises interest rates FT / Raphael Minder

China May Get Reprieve This U.S. Election Cycle Bloomberg / William Pesek

Bank of Japan May Raise Rates Further This Year, Policy Maker Mizuno Says Bloomberg / Mayumi Otsuma

Crude Oil Rises for a Third Day as Storm Approaches Gulf, Iran Defies UN Bloomberg / Gavin Evans


US banks seek looser Basel II rules $ FT / Peter Thal Larsen and Krishna Guha

The Jobs Machine Chugs Along Business Week via MSNBC / Rick MacDonald

The Next Big Story in Gold? The Sleuth via Daily Reckoning / James Bloc

New Leasing Rules Could Add Assets / Stephen Taub

Hopes Run High for Fed Pause The Street / Liz Rappaport

Texas State & Metro Economic Indicators Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

MBA Releases Study on Lender Perspectives of FHA Mortgage Bankers Association

U.S. gap widens for the haves and have-nots Bloomberg via IHT / Carlos Torres and Alexandre Tanzi

UK: A surprise increase The Economist

Emerging markets and interest rates $ The Economist

China: Ready for warfare in the aisles The Economist

China: Billions in trade gap, pennies for workers IHT / Thomas Fuller

Why do economists spend valuable time blogging? The Economist

Good morning at last $ The Economist

Drought, heat hit farms hard, but consumers may not see prices rise USA Today / Sue Kirchhoff

PA: SEC sues Chesco bond dealer over school district investments Philadelphia Inquirer / Benjamin Y. Lowe

Longer-dated Treasuries rise on tame inflation view Reuters / Chris Reese

Foreign central banks net buyers of US debt in wk Reuters

ICI weekly U.S. money market mutual fund assets Reuters

US junk bond funds report $336 mln net inflows Reuters

Economy rises despite high energy prices AP via NJ Post / Jeannine Aversa

Scorching heat ignites demand for cold drinks USA Today / Thersa Howard

Starbucks $ FT / Lex

Ford On Fumes Forbes / Joann Muller

US Airways shares fall 14% Arizona Republic / Dawn Gilbertson

Gateway posts 2nd-quarter loss of $7.7M AP via NJ Post / Gillian Flaccus

Apple to delay filing due to options Reuters via CNN

Surprising Six-Figure Jobs Forbes / Tom Van Riper

And the Fed's next move will be ... CNN / Paul R. La Monica

U.S. chain store sales warm up in July – ICSC Reuters

U.S. Treasury prices lower in midday AP via NJ Post

Treasuries mixed as Euro rate hikes shift Fed view Reuters

Comcast, Charter Bonds Gain as Cable Adds Phone Users Bloomberg / Mark Pittman

FL: Region's home builders hear sobering news South Florida Sun Sentinel / Jerry W. Jackson

TN: Shops await tax-free frenzy Tennessean / Naomi Snyder

U.S. Economy: Services Expansion Slows as Orders Drop Bloomberg / Bob Willis

U.S. services, factory data below expectations Reuters / Zubin Jewish

U.S. Retailers July Sales Beat Estimates on Weather Bloomberg / Cotten Timberlake

South Jersey Business Survey Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Rate hikes abroad weigh on Wall Street AP via Dallas Fort Worth Star Telegram / Michael J. Martinez

U.S. 30-year, 15-year mortgage rates drop again Reuters

U.S. Treasuries pare losses on weak data Reuters

Thursday's Analysis / Marty Chenard

The Dogs Of The Nasdaq Forbes / George Putnam

United Air, JetBlue May See a Reversal of Fortunes Bloomberg / Doron Levin

Ford hires expert to help right automaker Detroit Free Press / Jason Roberson and Jamie Butters

Big Time Security Forbes / Rachel Monahan and Elena Herrero Beaumont

Bush's Health Savings Accounts Are Badly Flawed Bloomberg / John M. Berry

Tighter and tighter $ The Economist

Eurozone interest rates lifted to 3 per cent FT / Steve Johnson

European Economies: ECB, Bank of England Raise Rates Bloomberg / Simon Kennedy

Oil prices tumble more than $1 Reuters via CNN

Seek Information, Not Inspiration, in Jobs Data Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

Wage Rates and Purchasing Power Lew Rockwell / George Reisman

Service Industries in U.S. Probably Expanded at Slower Pace Bloomberg / Bob Willis

Mortgage rates, not anxiety, rise St. Louis Post Dispatch / Rebekah Tsadik

Hedge Funds Lead GUS 3-0 in Debt-Default Tussle Bloomberg / Mark Gilbert

Senate Panel OKs Amended Rating Agency Bill Bond Buyer / Lynn Hume

Bill King and I Try Our Hand at Running a Hedge Fund NY Post / John Crudele and Bill King

Lazard Profit Nearly Doubled in Quarter NY Times / Heather Timmons

China debates Carlyle-Xugong takeover $ FT / Sundeep Tucker and Geoff Dyer

Diamond Prices Crash As Lebanon is Bombed NY Post / Paul Tharp

What will troubled Ford do? USA Today / James R. Healey

Wages, property rights land on ballots / Pamela M. Prah

Bush Finds Economy Is Turning From Potential Asset to Liability Bloomberg / Matthew Benjamin

New Treasury head eyes rising inequality Christian Science Monitor / Mark Trumbull

Don't Look Now, But the World Economy Is Booming Tech Central Station / Nathan Smith

ECB Expected to Raise Key Interest Rate AP via Chicago Tribune / Matt Moore

EU: Trichet Faces ECB Rates Dilemma as Economic Outlook Worsens Bloomberg / John Fraher and Simon Kennedy

Yikes! Bike buyers, gear up for price rise Winston-Salem Journal

Ad placement gets extreme Business Week via MSNBC

Antarctica under siege Christian Science Monitor / Nick Squires

NC: Fidelity deal may launch Triangle into new orbit Raleigh News and Observer / Jonathan B. Cox and Anne Krishnan



The Pause That Will Not Refresh Euro Pacific via Safehaven / Pete Schiff

Performance Divergence of Large and Small Credit Unions Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Naked Short Sellers Hurt Companies With Stock They Don't Have Bloomberg / Bob Drummond

Milken Says China's Economy Will Overtake the U.S. This Century Bloomberg / Matthew Benjamin

Colorado Springs' downtown rejuvenating Colorado Biz Magazine via Denver Post / David Lewis

Dollar tumbles to 2-month low after payrolls data Marketwatch / Wanfeng Zhou

Berkshire Hathaway profit rises 62% Reuters via CNN

eBay to test selling TV advertising time AP via MSNBC

Jaguar: A luxury Ford can no longer afford Marketwatch / Shawn Langlois

Microsoft invites 3,000 to find holes AP via Raleigh News and Observer

Federal Reserve Events Reuters

Hedge Funds Are Back (Were They Ever Gone?) NY Times / Jenny Anderson

No "Surprise" To Us! Daily Reckoning / Chuck Butler

Wall Street's Biggest Bond Dealers More Confident Fed to Pause Bloomberg / Daniel Kruger and Theresa Bradley

US SWAPS-Tighten on weaker-than-expected job numbers Reuters

Is Estate Tax Reform Dead? Forbes / Jessica Holzer

Sellers Take Control In Late Trade Investor’s Business Daily / Vincent Mao

That 70s No-Show Tech Central Station / Jerry Bowyer

Oil prices slip below $75 a barrel AP via Houston Chronicle / Madlen Read

Weaker U.S. jobs growth ignites hope of Fed pause Reuters / Glenn Somerville

The Fed facade Conservative Voice / Thomas Brewton

States stumble privatizing social services / Christine Vestal

PIMCO's Gross: 'Fed will definitely pause' Reuters via CNN

Economic Perspectives Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

U.S. Treasuries Rise as Report Shows Job Growth Slowed in July Bloomberg / Deborah Finestone and Elizabeth Stanton

U.S. Stocks Rise on Prospects for Pause in Fed Rate Increases Bloomberg / Dune Lawrence

Goodyear 2Q profit tumbles AP via NJ Post

Friday's Analysis / Marty Chenard

Labor data more important than ever Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Unemployment Rate Hits 5-Month High AP via Forbes / Jeannine Aversa

Financial Market Implications of Pension Reform: Update Morgan Stanley / Richard Berner

NY: Hamptons Real Estate Sales Slow as Rising Rates Sideline Buyers Bloomberg / Kathleen M. Howley

Oil Falls as Traders Say Recent Gains on Storm Are Unjustified Bloomberg / Eduard Gismatullin

Doha Doesn't Matter Morgan Stanley / Stephen S. Roach

EU: Nudging 'Em Higher Morgan Stanley / Elga Bartsch

Turkey: Aftershocks Morgan Stanley / Serhan Cevik

Toyota's Profit Rises 39 Profit on Higher U.S. Sales and Weaker Yen Bloomberg

U.S. Companies' Quarterly Profits Climb 19%, Lifted by Energy Bloomberg / Kevin Orland

UK: Mervyn's Magnificent Seven jump the gun on interest rates, and homeowners pay the price Independent / Michael Harrison

UK: Barclays' bad debts soar to £1bn as card customers struggle to pay Guardian / Fiona Walsh

Collapse of the WTO: Another reason to hate the US Observer via Taipei Times / Oliver Morgan

Republicans Bet on `Trifecta,' Lose on Estate Tax Legislation Bloomberg / Jay Newton-Small and Ryan J. Donmoyer

Secret of the Up-or-Holding Rate: Tuesday's Fed Mystery Theater Washington Post / Nell Henderson

Fed Should Pause, Avoid Risk of Hurting Economy Bloomberg / Gene Sperling

Australia: How Greenspan gave Stevens a master class Australian / David Nason

Russia: Creditors Welcome Debt Swap Reuters via Moscow Times

Oil Falls for a Second Day as Tropical Storm Chris Dissipates Bloomberg / Christian Schmollinger and Gavin Evans

Barbarians Aren't at Japan's Gate, But Inside Bloomberg / William Pesek

Australia's Central Bank Raises CPI, Growth Forecasts Bloomberg / Hans van Leeuwen


What (Really) Happened in 1995? iTulip / Aaron Krowne

Fed to set tone for stocks Marketwatch / Carla Mozee

Ten Ways Brokers Pick Pockets Forbes / Megan Johnston

FL: Economist blasts housing rules Orlando Sentinel / Jerry W. Jackson

CO: The wage conundrum Denver Post

Nacchio's hired gun fires a blank Denver Post / Al Lewis

Berkshire Profit Rises 62%; Buffett Cuts Currency Bet Bloomberg / George Stein and Josh P. Hamilton

The Fed and your money Cincinnati Enquirer / Mike Boyer

Fed hikes have a silver lining for savers Chicago Tribune / Humberto Cruz

Signs of Fed Cooling May Have Come Too Late NY Post / Tom Bawden

U.S. 10-Year Notes Rise a Sixth Straight Week as Economy Slows Bloomberg / Deborah Finestone

Day 1: Up $3.3M NY Post

European Bonds Post Weekly Decline as ECB Rate Concerns Build Bloomberg / Rodrigo Davies

DC: Condo developers reassess strategies Washington Times / Tom Ramstack

Homeowners take the risk of 'going bare' AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer / Kay Bellthe

CO: Shortage has truck drivers fuming Denver Post / Ameera Butt

Ignoring inflation will cost you later Time to evaluate spending, savings AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer / Eileen Alt Powell

Restaurants get gas pains LA Times via Baltimore Sun / Jerry Hirsch

Old Ties Trip Hedge Fund NY Post / Roddy Boyd

Minimum Wage Workers Lose Political War AP via Baltimore Sun / Andrew Taylor

Cities, States Are Piling On Rental Car Taxes LA Times / James Giden

The Noneconomic Objections to Capitalism Ludwig von Mises Institute / Ludwig von Mises

America's unravelling options scandal threatens to take a bite out of Apple Independent / Michael Harrison

UK: Problem of personal debt spiralling out of control, say insolvency experts Guardian / Larry Elliott


Oil Touches $76 on BP Field Shutdown, Mideast Tension Reuters via NY Times

US Treasuries mostly flat in Asia before Fed meets Reuters

Market expects Fed to halt rate rises FT / Krishna Guha

Bernanke appears poised to pause Globe and Mail / Shawn McCarthy

Investors banking on the Fed to pause FT / Jennifer Hughes

Greed is .... disclosable Minneapolis Star Tribune / Martin R. Rosenbaum

Can Dow bid adieu to 10,000? Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Discounters are alive and well Money via CNN / Stephen Gandel

Stuff it, move it, give it back AP via Charlotte Observer / Mitch Stacy

Price checkers assemble inflation report AP via Contra Costa Times / Jeannine Aversa

Major Alaskan Oil Field Shutting Down AP via Chicago Tribune / Mary Pemberton

Fund chiefs ought to tell you where they went wrong Boston Herald / Chuck Jaffe

Heat Wave Daily Reckoning / Joel Bowman

Why I won't be joining AARP ranks, thank you Baltimore Sun / Jay Hancock

With these bonds, 'junk' is in the beholder's eye Orange County Register / Jonathan Lansner

NY: Metro Area Seeing Financial Sector Jobs Boom NY Post / John Aidan Byrne

All eyes on the Fed CNN / Alexandra Twin

MD: 'Just like home' for short-timers Baltimore Sun / Jamie Smith Hopkins

IL: Deal breakers and makers Chicago Tribune / Mel Novit

NY: Baby boomers seek wider housing options in retirement Albany Times via Detroit Times / Tom O’ Brien

CA: Mortgage rates continue to fall locally, nationally Orange County Register

Retail Report May Show Consumers Upbeat: U.S. Economy Preview Bloomberg / Carlos Torres

Spending any amount to beat the heat Marketwatch / Greg Robb

Time for Generations X, Y, Z to learn savings plans ABCs Philadelphia Inquirer / Andrew Cassel

When market sentiment is cloudy, remember: The trend is your friend Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Gregory M. Drahuschak

Amazon risks overextending market reach Chicago Tribune / Andrew Leckey

Heinz's future may be all in the cards Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Thomas Olson and Rick Stouffer

Gold May Rise for Third Week on Demand for Dollar Alternative Bloomberg / Pham-Duy Nguyen

Rate Pause Likely -- but Then What? LA Times / Tom Petruno

Putting Their Mouth Where the Money Is Bloomberg via Washington Post / Chet Currier

KS: Gas keeps going up; what else costs more? Wichita Eagle / Deb Gruver

Mexico: The Bite of Corruption LA Times / Marla Dickerson

Short is still beautiful in the world of bonds Wall Street Journal / Michael Pollock

Savers enjoying highest rates in five years Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Patricia Sabatini

Famous Investors Favor Big-Name Stocks Wall Street Journal / Dyan Machan

Preferred Stock or Not? Wall Street Journal / Jonathan Burton

Whose side are the commissions on? Study finds agents, brokers dominate real estate regulatory boards Boston Herald / Kenneth R. Harney

The Fed Makes its Decision on Interest Rates Wall Street Journal

Fed admits US recession on cards Guardian Observer / Heather Stewart

Bernanke faces dilemma as US economy stutters Guardian Observer / Heather Stewart

The Rich Spend Just Like You and Me NY Times / Anna Bernasek

In the Quest for Security, Convertibles Have a Role NY Times / Tim Gray

Lobbying Scandals? They Can’t Slow This Juggernaut NY Times / Hubert B. Herring

What Road to Take When Real Estate Is Not a Sure Bet US News and World Report via NY Times / Paul J. Lim

UK: We are so in debt that even the banks are getting worried Guardian Observer / Lisa Bachelor and Heather Stewart

Old McDonald Had a Produce-Buying Co-op NY Times / Jennifer Alsever

Wall Street’s Women Face a Fork in the Road NY Times / Jenny Anderson



US Treasuries little changed in Asia ahead of Fed Reuters

Crude Prices Fall After Jumping $2 AP via Newsday / Tanalee Smith

Stock Market Report Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Betting on Fed funds futures still a popular and widely used instrument FT via MSNBC

Where’s Harry Truman? National Review / Larry Kudlow

Treasury bond prices slip before meeting AP via NJ Post

Economy in trouble? $ FT / Philip Coggan

Consumer borrowing rises sharply in June AP via NJ Post / Martin Crutsinger

The Mystery of Low Wage Growth Business Week via MSNBC / Michael Mandel

Waiting on the FOMC Daily Reckoning / Chris Gaffney

Fed may pause on rate hikes, but inflation's threat means future hikes may still loom McClatchy / Kevin G. Hall

Will markets regret getting what they wished for? Marketwatch / Tomi Kilgore

July Jobs: Pretext for a Fed Pause? Business Week via MSNBC / Michael Englund

Slim pickings for real estate vultures CNN / Les Christie

The Mogambo Economic Game Show Daily Reckoning / Mogambo Guru

Record gas prices seen after Alaska shutdown CNN

The Rising Cost of Living Well Slate / Daniel Gross

U.S. Willing to Release Strategic Oil After Alaska Shutdown Bloomberg / Tina Seeley

Stocks dip on oil, Fed woes CNN

Fed's decision on interest rates will be market mover of week AP via Buffalo News / Michael J. Martinez

Weak July Job Gain Shows U.S. Slowing; Fed Pause Is Likely Investor’s Business Daily / Kirk Shinkle

Dollar Mostly Unchanged In July Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Treasuries slip on profit-taking before supply, Fed Reuters / Ellen Freilich

Federal Reserve Events Reuters

U.S. Jobs Report Tips the Scale for a Fed Pause Bloomberg / John M. Berry

Fed's Rate Ruling May Fail to Lift U.S. Stocks as Economy Slows Bloomberg / Hilary Johnson

Skirting a Hike NY Post / Tom Bawden

The Post Office Gets a New CFO / Stephen Taub and Tim Reason

Monday's Analysis / Marty Chenard

Northwest Airlines 2Q loss widens AP via Houston Chronicle

Oil surges above 77 usd in London as BP shuts down key Alaskan oil Field AFX via CNN

Crude soars on BP shutting key field Marketwatch / Steve Goldstein & Mark Cotton

JPMorgan Restates Cash-Flow Statements / Stephen Taub

International ETFs become giants AP via NJ Post

Treasury Market Gives Its Blessing to Fed Pause Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

S.C. Schools Make Rush To Market Bond Buyer / Tedra DeSue

Northeast Issuance Down Bond Buyer / Adam L. Cataldo and Michelle Kaske

After 17 straight rate hikes, Fed weighs a pause Christian Science Monitor / Mark Trumbull

To Hike, or Not To Hike Daily Standard / Irwin Stelzer

Fed faces 'closest of calls' on interest rates AFP via Malaysia Times

US recession more likely if oil spikes - S&P Reuters / Walter Brandimarte

Two economies separated by a common policy Independent / Stephen King

Higher Minimum Wage No Longer Seen as Sure-Fire U.S. Job Killer Bloomberg / Kim Chipman

Will Arnott's Index Win the Marathon or Sprint? Bloomberg / John F. Wasik

Let's Ask a Few Questions of Japan's Next Leader Bloomberg / William Pesek

Dollar May Weaken on Speculation Fed Won't Raise Rates Tomorrow Bloomberg / Chris Young and Ron Harui

UK: Manufacturers upbeat but the recovery is still fragile, says CBI Guardian / Angela Balakrishnan and Alice Beauchamp

Bernanke's Ride on Interest Rate `Escalator' Risks Recession Bloomberg / Rich Miller

For Investors, Money Is on a Fed Pause NY Times / Eduardo Porter

For commodities, ETFs or ETNs? Marketwatch / John Spence

Prime Contractors Pick Partners Carefully for Big Government Deals Washington Post / Griff White

Good as gold? Marketwatch / Peter Brimelow


What if the Fed's reasoning is off? Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Fed to go this-away, no, that-away Reuters / Greg Robb

After the Pause / James Stewart

Fed's move can be a relief Dallas Morning News / Pamela Yip

NV: More 'for sale' signs hanging Las Vegas Review Journal / Hubble Smith

Dow Ends Down 46, Nasdaq Ends Down 12 AP via Allentown Morning Call / Michael J. Martinez

What to take from the Treasury secretary’s coming-out speech National Review / John Tamny

Central Bankers Operating behind "Smoke and Mirrors" SirChartsAlot via Safehaven / Gary Dorsch

The Freedom to Reject the Best Ludwig von Mises Institute / Jim Fedako

Federal Reserve $ FT / Lex

Fed holds rates for first time in two years FT / Krishna Guha and Jennifer Hughes

Fed Pauses But Stocks Slip Again Investor’s Business Daily Vincent Mao

Supporting role for banks as hedge funds flourish $ FT / Richard Beales and Joanna Chung

Germany: A heavy burden for any economy $ FT / Adam Posen

FL: `Bubble City': Workers Flee Naples, Florida's High Home Prices Bloomberg / Steve Matthews

FOMC Statement Federal Reserve Board

Fed Skips Rate Increase, Ending Two-Year Run as Economy Slows Bloomberg / Scott Lanman

Commodities are attractive as ever $ FT / Philip Coggan

Pixar Gave Low-Priced Options to Jobs's Top Deputies at Studio Bloomberg / Miles Weiss

Oddly, Fed pause may trigger slump in Treasuries Reuters / Pedro Nicolaci da Costa

Fed Sets The Style NY Post / John Crudele and Bill King

Lonely Economist sees A New Fed Rate Hike NY Post / Tom Bawden

Big Profits May Hold Line on Inflation LA Times / Joel Havemann

Oil's aging pipelines CNN / Steve Hargreaves

Oil and copper ease lower FT / Chris Flood

U.S. raises oil forecast $3 a barrel CNN

The Buttonwood column: Against gloom $ The Economist

Germans Pushing Fight For Euronext NY Post / Zachery Kouwe

CO: Housing inventory surpasses record Denver Post / Margaret Jackson

Crude backs off record highs Marketwatch / Mark Cotton

U.S. data dents bonds as Fed decision looms Reuters / Lincoln Feast

Credit-Default Swap Market Whipsawed by Verizon, Rentokil Debt Bloomberg / Jennifer Ryan and Hamish Risk

Treasurys flat before FOMC rate decision Marketwatch

Costs Aren't The Real Problem Forbes / Jerry Flint

Tuesday's Analysis / Marty Chenard

U.S. Economy: Productivity Growth Slows, Labor Costs Climb Bloomberg / Joe Richter

Longing For Short ETFs Forbes / Carl Delfeld

Fed is likely to break its streak Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Federal Reserve Events Reuters

Fed may be finished raising rates AP via Houston Chronicle / Martin Crutsinger

Will Fed raise interest rate? Chicago Tribune / William Sluis

NABL: Plan By GASB May Hurt Issuers Bond Buyer / Lynn Hume

Stagflation is returning to haunt the economy Marketwatch / Dr. Irwin Kellner

The Fed Meeting and My "Preferred" Scenario Market Thoughts via Safehaven / Henry To

Fed Officials Gather as Growth, Prices Send Conflicting Signals Bloomberg / Craig Torres

Fed may pause U.S. rate rises, but stay on guard Reuters / Glenn Somerville

Buying the rumor, selling the news Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

Tech Stocks Bid Goodbye to Their Wild-Child Days Bloomberg / Chet Currier

GOP-leaning Fidelity tilts Democratic Boston Herald / Brett Arends

Loss of North Slope oil will sting a bit at pump Christian Science Monitor / Ron Scherer

Thai Central Bank to Keep Rates Steady, Governor Says Bloomberg / Beth Jinks

Japan's Bank Lending Climbs 2.2%, Fastest in Decade Bloomberg / Jason Clenfield

US economy, war and manufacturing Brookes News / Gerard Jackson


An unexpected twist to the Fed story Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Fed taps the brakes for a soft landing St. Louis Post Dispatch / David Nicklaus

Bring Back Fiscal Corruption Ludwig von Mises Institute / Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr.

Housing market hitting a rough patch AP via Beaufort Gazette / Martin Crutsinger

Today’s Immigrants, Tomorrow’s Entrepreneurs National Review / Jerry Bowyer

Italian public debt hits record EUR 1.573 trillion AFP via EU Business

Bank of Canada should lead move to lower interest rates: study Globe and Mail / Allan Robinson

Interesting Times Daily Reckoning / Chris Gaffney

Will the Fed's gamble pay off? $ FT / Philip Coggan

The world must prepare for America’s recession $ FT / Nouriel Roubini

The Heroes of Housing Just Say No NY Times / David Leonhardt

Who agrees with dissenting Richmond Fed chief? Marketwatch / Greg Robb

Treasury bond prices drop AP via NJ Post

The pause that doesn't refresh CNN / Alexandra Twin

Blue chips get battered CNN / Grace Wong and Alexandra Twin

Communications breakthrough reaps reward for Fed chief FT via MSNBC / Krishna Guha

US SWAPS-Long-dated spreads narrow on debt hedging Reuters

VoIP Subscribers Jump 21 Percent in 2Q AP via Forbes / Bruce Meyerson

Disney Third-Quarter Net Rises on Film, Cable Sales Bloomberg / Andy Fixmer and Alex Armitage

Major airlines offering sales heading into slow fall season AP via South Florida Sun Sentinel / Harry R. Weber

Annual adjustment of fee-based trigger for additional mortgage loan disclosures Federal Reserve Board

Taking a break $ The Economist

The Fed shows its dovish side Business Week via MSNBC / Michael Wallace

Big Ben Holds The Line NY Post / Tom Bawden

Fed Decides Not To Decide NY Post / Suzanne McGee

Bernanke's hard search for soft landing Australian / Stephen Ellis

Builder: Oversupply slump worst in 40 years CNN

Application Volume Increases In Latest Survey Mortgage Bankers Association

US mortgage applications rebound as rates tumble Reuters / Al Yoon

CA: Doors open for buyers Orange County Register / Doris Benavides

Why a Pause in Rate Cycle Is Apt to Be the End Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

Fed Probably Will Skip Rate Increase Next Month Bloomberg / John M. Berry

Effect of Decision to Be Felt Widely LA Times / Tom Petruno

For ordinary people, no drama, but there are some implications Philadelphia Inquirer / Jeff Brown

Federal Reserve Events Reuters

Wednesday's Analysis / Marty Chenard

Fannie Mae Delays Filing 2Q Report AP via Forbes

Fannie will not increase mortgage portfolio in 2006 Reuters

Treasuries slip before 10-, 30-year auctions Reuters / Ellen Freilich

Oil gains as stockpiles fall CNN

UK: King warns inflation could exceed 3% FT / Jamie Chisholm

Bernanke Puts Reputation on Line, Emphasizes Inflation Outlook Bloomberg / Craig Torres and Steve Matthews

Fed Keeps Key Rate Steady At 5.25% Washington Post / Paul Blustein

Seeking 'soft landing,' Fed lets its rates stand NY Times via IHT / Edmund Andrews and Jeremy W. Peters

Fed halts two years of rate rises in face of growth slowdown Guardian / Ashley Seager

Porsches, Golf Trump School Districts Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

What, me worry? Reuters / Mark Hulbert

San Diego Report: Crimes Led to Crisis Bond Buyer / Rich Saskal

Inflation or Deflation in 2007? Lew Rockwell / Gary North

MA: Fed’s rate halt could help Mass. home sales Boston Herald / Jay Fitzgerald

Leak is latest of Alaska's pipeline woes Christian Science Monitor / Brad Knickerbocker

Being Relevant May Be IMF's Mission Impossible Bloomberg / William Pesek

Bank of England May Predict Accelerating Inflation Bloomberg / Craig Stirling

Dollar Climbs After Federal Reserve Says May Raise Rates Again Bloomberg / Chris Young

BOJ to Keep Rates Unchanged as Global Economic Growth Cools Bloomberg / Mayumi Otsuma



Setback adds to labor market's pains Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

All signs point to an economic slowdown, and recession dangers are growing McClatchy / Kevin G. Hall

BMA Urges US Treasury To Carefully Weigh Costs & Benefits of Creating Securities Lending Facility Bond Market Association

Policy bumps need not undermine confidence in Fed Reuters / Ros Krasny

National Update Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Fed Stakes Credibility On Rate Pause Forbes / Oxford Analytica

NJ: Think your property taxes are bad? Try living in New Jersey AP via USA Today

For some, renting makes more sense USA Today / Noelle Knox

Bernanke's big bet CNN / Grace Wong

Money funds rose in latest week AP via Houston Chronicle

Real Estate Finance Industry Changes Expected Over Next Ten Years, According to New Report Mortgage Bankers Association

Beware of Alligators Whiskey & Gunpowder via Daily Reckoning / Mike Shedlock

Wal-Mart, Home Depot to offer peeks into spending patterns Marketwatch / Jennifer Waters

Stocks Snap Four-Day Losing Streak Investor’s Business Daily / Vincent Mao

Google's Questionable Clicks Forbes / Rachel Rosmarin

Dow Closes Up 48, Nasdaq Finishes Up 11 AP via LA Times / Michael J. Martinez

U.S. Treasury bond prices fall AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer

Federal deficit running below 2005 pace AP via Houston Chroncile / Martin Crutsinger

I'm Just a Bill / Lisa Scherzer

Bush family tradition: grabby government Marketwatch / Peter Brimelow and Edwin S. Rubenstein

Mortgage rates sink to three-month low CNN

Homeowners Start to Feel The Pain of Rising Rates Wall Street Journal via Bondhead referral / Ruth Simon

Really Big Oil The Economist

Top Treasury official to step down AP via Dallas Fort Worth Star Telegram / Martin Crutsinger

CA: Packing them in The Economist

Trade gap down slightly CNN

U.S. Economy: Trade Deficit Narrows as Exports Rise Bloomberg / Joe Richter

Jobless claims rise by 7,000 CNN

Why Not $100 Oil? Forbes / Tom Van Riper

Oil prices drop almost $1 a barrel AP via Houston Chronicle

What’s Right with Fed Policy? National Review / Thomas E. Nugent

Federal Reserve Events Reuters

Why do we need the Fed? An investor's perspective USA Today / Matt Krantz

Thursday's Analysis / Marty Chenard

Fannie Mae: No More Errors / Stephen Taub

Target quarterly profit rises; stock edges up Reuters / Emily Kaiser

J.C. Penney profit jumps in 2Q AP via Houston Chronicle

Who's Next In The Crosshairs? Forbes / Liz Moyer

Scam on the lam NY Post / Paul Tharp and Zach Haberman

MI: Beyond jobs, it's a move to save Michigan Detroit Free Press / Tom Walsh

Hybrid Bonds Rally as Investors See Insurer Demand Rebounding Bloomberg / Aparajita Saha-Bubna

MSRB to Replace ‘Kit’ Taylor Bond Buyer / Lynn Hume

Metals Seen Stronger as Fed Forgoes Hike Moscow Times / Yuriy Humber

NY: Hot Market for Second Homes Hits Slump NY Times / Vikas Bajaj

For Housing, a Finger in the Wind NY Times / Vikas Bajaj

Paulson Reinforces His Reach NY Times / Steven R. Weisman

Japan's Producer Prices Rise at Fastest in 25 Years Bloomberg / Mayumi Otsuma

Mass. gas hits record $4 a gallon: Vineyard price one of highest in the nation Boston Herald / Jerry Kronenberg

UK: Cheap goods lighten the burden on inflation of rising energy costs Guardian / Katie Allen

UK: Bank of England Drafts First `Dear Gordon' Note Bloomberg / Mark Gilbert

UK: Bank signals that rates could rise again Guardian / Katie Allen

South Korea Central Bank Raises Interest Rate to 4.5% Bloomberg / Kim Kyoungwha


If a Deficit Falls in the Forest, Do You Hear It? Bloomberg / Amity Shlaes

Not everyone's happy with Fed's pause at 5.25% Mortgage 101 / Lou Barnes

The Fed's Big Bluff Euro Pacific via Safehaven / Peter Schiff

Creative destruction is byword for vibrancy St. Louis Post Dispatch / David Nicklaus

Dollar rises against major currencies AP via NJ Post / J.W Elphinstone

Ending Social Security Lew Rockwell / Michael S. Rozeff

China: Bank promises to let yuan float more readily Toronto Star

Japan pegs interest rate at 0.25% BBC News

Cavalcade of Errors /Donald Luskin

CA: Mortgage jitters Modesto Bee / Ben van Meerbee

30-year mortgage rates slip to 6.55% AP via Winston Salem Journal

US SWAPS-Spreads steady after week when Fed paused Reuters

GM's Wagoner handles good, bad with ease Detroit Free Press / Tom Walsh

Wal-Mart Ex-Vice Chairman Coughlin Gets House Arrest Bloomberg / Jennifer Boulden and Bob Van Voris

Apple doesn't meet requirements: Nasdaq Reuters via CNN

Futures up Sept Fed hike chance on retail sales Reuters

Corn Plummets After Bigger-Than-Expected U.S. Harvest Estimate Bloomberg / Millie Munshi

Canadian Dollar Undervalued After Rally, Report Says Bloomberg / Greg Quinn

Would an Inflation Target Help Anchor U.S. Inflation Expectations? Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

U.S. Stocks Drop as Reports Signal Further Fed Rate Increases Bloomberg / Hilary Johnson

Oil prices recovering after drop AP via NJ Post

MD: Home sales plunge Baltimore Sun / Lorraine Mirabella

Bubble sitting: The pros and cons CNN / Les Christie

Dollar Strengthens After U.S. Retail Sales Increase in July Bloomberg / Michael McDonald and Deborah Finestone

Emerging debt eases in light trade, position squaring Reuters / Manuela Badawy

Treasuries fall as strong data shifts Fed rate views Reuters / John Parry

The New York Subway Bond Series / Stephen Taub

Friday's Analysis / Marty Chenard

HP: Printing up big profits CNN / Rob Kelley

U.S. retail sales rise 1.4 pct in July Reuters

Time To Be A Day Late , A Dollar Short NY Post / John Crudele and Bill King

Citigroup unit settles case AP via Buffalo News

Junk Bond Investors See More Defaults After Fed Pauses on Rates Bloomberg / Mark Pittman

Fed Rate Hikes Didn't Solve Problem at Bond Funds Bloomberg / Chet Currier

Michigan's GO Outlook Negative Bond Buyer / Elizabeth Carvlin

Will `Crazed Wall Streeters' Support Sports Museum? Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

Economy Often Defies Soft Landing NY Times / Edmund L. Andrews

Is the glass half full, or half empty? Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

Oil May Rise on Lower U.S. Inventories, Middle East Conflict Bloomberg / Mark Shenk

Objective is to avoid responsibility Marketwatch / Thomas Kostigen

It's not just blue or white collar anymore as consultants labels for new jobs to the palette Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Anya Sostek

Australia's Trade Deficit Narrows on Record Exports Bloomberg / Hans van Leeuwen

Japan's Economy Cools as Companies Eat Into Inventory Bloomberg / Lily Nonomiya

It's Feeling Eerily Like 1997 in China's Economy Bloomberg / William Pesek


MI: State busts fraudulent brokers Detroit News / Jennifer Youssef

Oil Experts Press Need for Pipeline Care AP via Baltimore Sun / Allison Linn

Canada: GDP growth forecast to pass the U.S. Toronto Star / Steven Theobald

Fed's edict will hit homes Wall Street Journal via Salt Lake Tribune / Jeff D. Opdyke, Jennifer Saranow and Ruth Simon

Wineries feel effect of liquids ban AP via Beaufort Gazette / Michelle Locke

Vietnam: The trade fight CNN / Parija B. Kavilanz

Fighting Inflation and Housing Bubbles LA Times

MN: Who's going to buy all the new condos? Minneapolis Star Tribune / Jim Buchta and Susan Feyder

CA: Home Price Gains Keep Shrinking LA Times / Annette Haddad

TX: Drought in Texas staggers farmers Houston Chronicle / Mark Babineck

IPOs feel the stock market's pain CNN / Grace Wong

Treasuries Post 1st Weekly Drop Since June on Fed Rate Concern Bloomberg / Daniel Kruger

U.S. Stocks Fall for Week on Economic Concern; Airlines Slide Bloomberg / Nick Baker

FL: Home insurer seeks 40% rate increase South Florida Sun Sentinel / Kathy Bushouse

There’s More Than the Currency Advantage Behind China’s Export

Surge NY Times / Floyd Norris

Northwest Flight Attendants Delay Strike Amid Heightened Security AP via  NY Times

Nervous Investors Send Airline Stocks Into Major Tailspin Washington Post / Paul Blustein and Keith Alexander

The true cost of flying is not just to one's wallet Observer via Taipei Times / Steven Bayley

FL: Closing on that house? Bring a bundle St. Petersburg Times / Helen Huntley



Second-guessing the Fed Washington Times / Alan Reynolds

CA: Humblest homes Orange County Register / Jeff Collins

China Data Watch-Factories still churning out the goods Reuters

Homebuilders' view differs from Bernanke's Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

S&P warns on leveraged recaps $ FT / Peter Smith

Not much fizz left in the global economy $ FT / Stephen Roach

Full steam ahead on earnings Marketwatch / Sage Brennan

NY: Feeling the Fed's impact on LI Newsday / Jennifer Peltz

Rust in the pipes is corroding BP's shiny reputation Independent / Abigail Townsend

Fed chief wants to improve communication AP via Dallas Fort Worth Star Telegram / Jeannine Aversa

Emerging debt to focus on U.S. inflation Marketwatch / Walter Brandimarte

Market preview: Inflation building and growth rotating FT / Chris Flood

Inflation tempers growth  Allentown Morning Call / Gregory Karp

Wall Street is back on inflation watch AP via Dallas Fort Worth Star Telegram / Michael J. Martinez

A slump in the US economy is bad for everyone $ FT / Wolfgang Munchau

Inflation Picks Up and Construction Sags: U.S. Economy Preview Bloomberg / Carlos Torres

CA: Come right in, folks Sacramento Bee / Jim Wasserman

CA: For million-dollar homes, realty sales remain solid San Luis Obispo Tribune News / Julie Lynem

CA: $1 million no longer buys 'one of those special properties' San Luis Obispo Tribune News / Julie Lynem

Do-it-yourself home buyers Oregon Mail Tribune / Phuong Cat Le

Mortgage debt ticking higher Allentown Morning Call / Becky Yerak

Pensions, politics and consultants make for unsavory bedfellows Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Len Boselovic

Traders Unfazed by Gathering Terror NY Post / Pater Lauria

Analysis Of Open Interest Put / Call Ratios On US Stock Indices Treasure Chests via Safehaven / Captain Hook

Wall St banks face earnings slowdown $ FT / Ben White

CA: Tourists continue summer migration San Diego Union Tribune / Jennifer Davies

Euro May Rise to Record Versus Yen on Slower BOJ Rate Increases Bloomberg / Deborah Finestone

Richmond Fed chief is hawk on inflation Baltimore Sun / Jay Hancock

CO: Condos a tough sell these days Denver Post / Al Lewis

FL: Area sees middle class exodus Miami Herald / Gregg Fields and Jenny Staletovich

As the Auto Age Dawned, Gasoline Wasn't King Washington Post / Steven Levingston

Hot and cold of the economy Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

Back-to-school sales vital to retailers' profits Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Gregory M. Drahuschak

Verizon has taken retail lead, CEO says Chicago Tribune / Jon Van

Debts Forgiven, Taxes Increased Washington Post / Michelle Singletary

Business Casual? Seriously. Washington Post / Amy Joyce

Bargains in Foreclosures Wall Street Journal / Aleksandra Todorova

Economist: Home-value hikes slowing Boston Herald / Kenneth R. Harney

Silver Shows Its Strength Barron’s via Wall Street Journal / Andrew Bary

Listen to What the Markets Are Saying Wall Street Journal / Jonathan Clements

Get a job and a tax break` Marketwatch via Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Marshall Loeb

Defer Taxes With a Property 'Swap' Wall Street Journal / Tara Siegel Bernard

This Pause May Depend on Prices NY Times / Conrad De Aenlle

Flagging the Fed Business Line

There may be trouble ahead Scotsman / Bill Jamieson

Is a Futures Stampede Keeping Oil Prices High? NY times / Norm Alster

Secrets in the pipeline NY Times / Gretchen Morgenson and Jenny Anderson

If You Know Options, You’re Likely to Know Stocks Marketwatch via NY Times / Mark Hulbert

Why the markets didn't bomb after the terror plot Guardian – Observer / Richard Wachman

His Salary Last Year? They’re Still Counting NY Times / Mark Stein

Why ‘Outsourcing’ May Lose Its Power as a Scare Word Slate via NY Times / Daniel Gross

Bill Gates’s Charity Races to Spend Buffett Billions NY Times / Stephanie Strom

Netherlands 'does most for poor' BBC News


A Market For Trading Forbes / Chris Johnson

Executive Compensation Forbes / Harvey Pitt

Pink-slip season looms Globe and Mail / Roma Luciw

TX: For Dallas-area homeowners, sooner may beat later Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

IL: Demand for office space rises Chicago Sun Times / David Roeder

CA: More use homes as main asset Contra Costa Times / George Avalos

CA: What's going on in the world of real estate? Long Beach Press Telegram / Don Jergler

Wall Street, GDP and wingnuts Brookes News / Gerard Jackson

Watching the consumers $ FT / John Authers

Debt Can Rise to Infinity Daily Reckoning / Mogambo Guru

The Wall Street Journal’s immigration fallacies and US wage rates Brookes News / Gerard Jackson

Vital Signs: Where Inflation Lurks Business Week via MSNBC

Gold Down on Cease-Fire, Silver Gains AP via Newsday

Dollar gains on most currencies AP via NJ Post

Losing Credibility? Daily Reckoning / Chuck Butler

Alarm in Congress over race to allocate cash FT / Stephanie Kirchgaessner

Rice Prices May Double by 2008 Hurting Kellogg, Busch Bloomberg / Jeff Wilson and Saijel Kishan

FL: Expert sees Floridians as confident despite terror plot Palm Beach Post / Pat Beall

Citigroup poll shows wealthy worrying Marketwatch / Greg Morcroft

Investors remain concerned about inflation, pace of economic slowdown Marketwatch / Mark Cotton

Mega Monday on Wall Street CNN

Stocks jump on cease-fire in Middle East AP via Dallas Fort Worth star Telegram / Michael J. Martinez

Stock Therapy NY Post / Tom Bawden

S&P 500's failure at resistance a sign of structural weakness Marketwatch / Tomi Kilgore

Treasurys sell off after cease-fire; lower air threat level Marketwatch / Leslie Wines

Dollar at 2-week yen high, awaits U.S. inflation data Marketwatch / Wanfeng Zhou

Swiss franc: safe-haven no more? Marketwatch / Wanfeng Zhou

Gold Drops a Third Straight Session as Oil Declines Bloomberg / Pham-Duy Nguyen

Banks more willing to make consumer loans: Fed Marketwatch / Robert Schroeder

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

Survey of Professional Forecasters pdf Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Understanding How Employment Responds to Productivity Shocks in a Model with Inventories pdf Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond / Yongsung Chang, Andreas Hornstein & Pierre-Daniel G. Sarte

The Fed has paused, but investors shouldn't Reuters / Linda Stern

Philly Fed sees slower growth, faster inflation Reuters

Government considers more decimal places for key inflation gauge AP via San Diego Union Tribune / Martin Crutsinger

Day laborers present challenges for unions AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer / Peter Prengamenthe

Feds Want Skilling to Pay Lay's Share / Stephen Taub

This Cat Stays So Cool Loaded Up With Cash Investor’s Business Daily / Murray Coleman

The DOG ate my PBJ Marketwatch / John Spence

Treasuries ease as Mideast truce takes hold Reuters / Chris Reese

Review and Preview Morgan Stanley / Ted Wieseman and David Greenlaw

New York Mets, Yankees Vie for Fans in Municipal Bond Market Bloomberg / Eddie Baeb

Betting on Global Growth Morgan Stanley / Richard Berner

Ford shares jump on Bear Stearns ratings Reuters via CNN

Monday's Analysis / Marty Chenard

Federal Reserve Events Reuters

PA: Management shifts for an expanding Wachovia Philadelphia Inquirer / Joseph N. DiStefano

Wall Street bonuses to rise 15 pct this year-study Reuters / Jonathan Stempel

Piper Jaffray unit sale trimmed by departures Reuters / Joseph A. Giannone

Currencies: World Interest Rates Normalizing, Not Restrictive Morgan Stanley / Stephen Jen

Not Much Fizz Left in the Global Economy Morgan Stanley / Stephen Roach

EU: Closing the Books on 2Q Morgan Stanley / Elga Bartsch

European Economies: Growth Quickens to Six-Year High Bloomberg / Fergal O'Brien

China: Regional Disparity Constrains Macro Management Morgan Stanley / Andy Xie

The Fed Can't Get No Respect From Supply-Siders Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

Oil Falls to 2-Week Low on Alaska Output, Cease-Fire in Lebanon Bloomberg / Christian Schmollinger

German Economy Grew Most in Five Years in 2nd Quarter Bloomberg / Matthew Brockett

36 South Says Bonds Options May Offer Better Bets Bloomberg / Tan Hwee

Labor Costs Accelerate, Threatening to End U.S. Earnings Streak Bloomberg / Matthew Benjamin

Goldman Loses Cachet in M&A as Companies Seek Multiple Advisers  Bloomberg / Julia Werdigier and Christine Harper

Trouble for centrists: Is the Hill headed for a sharper split? Christian Science Monitor / Linda Feldmann

IL: Chicago pushes living wage for big-box stores Christian Science Monitor / Amanda Paulson

UK: Why the hawks need their wings clipped Independent / Christopher Smallwood

UK: London employers face skills shortage Guardian – Observer / Angela Balakrishnan

China's Retail Sales Grow 13.7 Percent Incomes Rise Bloomberg / Nipa Piboontanasawat

Bond Vigilantes Are Nowhere to Be Found in Tokyo Bloomberg / William Pesek

Australia's Second-Quarter Wages Probably Rose 1%: BN Survey Bloomberg / Hans van Leeuwen


The CEO Bought a Yacht? Then it's time to sell Slate / Daniel Gross

Decline in core prices is a good sign Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Plan B for world trade FT / Fred Bergsten

The Short View: PPI surprise $ FT / John Authers

What, the rich worry? Marketwatch / Thomas Kostigen

Life and Economics Daily Reckoning vie Lew Rockwell and Fiend’s SuperBear Page / Bill Bonner

OR: Home prices rise, but more are on the market Oregon News Tribune / Greg Stiles

US house market 'at 15-year low' BBC News

GE takes new tack to shake its conglomerate stigma IHT / Claudia Deutsch

Corporate consolidation now turns to supply chain Wall Street Journal via St. Louis Post Dispatch / Timothy Aeppel

Prepaid cell phone service gaining popularity in U.S. MCT via Lansing State Journal / Jason Gertzen

New hope for Fed action gives the dollar a leg up IHT / Deborah Finestone and Min Zeng

Bonds in from the cold Globe and Mail / Angela Barnes

IN: State's credit rating upgraded Indianapolis Star

Top 10 areas at risk for mortgage-rate shock Marketwatch / Amy Hoak

New England Economic Indicators Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

ABC/WashPost US Consumer Comfort Index down to -15 Reuters

Profit up 39%, sales jump 56% at Applied Materials Marketwatch / Matt Andrejczak

Dow ends up 132 on wholesale prices drop AP via Beaufort Gazette / Michael J. Martinez

Gold down on low inflation, cease-fire AP via NJ Post

Dollar falls against major currencies AP via Beaufort Gazette

US homebuilder mood index slides to 15-year low: NAHB Reuters / Al Yoon

Better get used to $3-a-gallon gasoline AP via Seattle Times / Brian Melley

CA: Condo conundrum Sacramento Bee / Jim Wasserman

WA: State uncovers $5.2 million in jobless-aid fraud AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer / Dan Richman

Treasurys rally on benign PPI report Marketwatch / Leslie Wines

BMA Supports Releasing Historic TRACE Data Bond Market Association

No Letup to the Rally / Igor Greenwald

Comeback Kids: Cisco and Disney CNN / Michael Sivy

No room to zoom? Marketwatch / Peter Brimelow and Edwin S. Rubenstein

A Two-Day Inflation Bonanza Daily Reckoning / Chuck Butler

Dollar decline may defy prevailing wisdom on investments Wall Street Journal via Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Peter A. McKay and Karen Richardson

Treasuries Rise After Report Shows Wholesale Inflation Slowed Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton and Daniel Kruger

Bondholders Lose in Heinz, Sprint Stock Buybacks Bloomberg / Caroline Salas

Empire State Manufacturing Survey pdf Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Aug NY factory activity slowest in a year - NY Fed Reuters

Federal Reserve Events Reuters

Home prices in deep freeze CNN / Les Christie

Home sales slow, 28 states see declines AP via Philadelphia Inquirer / Michael J. Martinez

US PPI data support Fed rate pause FT / Daniel Pimlott

U.S. Economy: Producer Prices Unexpectedly Decline Bloomberg / Joe Richter

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

Tuesday's Analysis / Marty Chenard

One nice option for stock investors Philadelphia Inquirer / Jeff Brown

Real Money Rides on Bet on Basics of Investing NY Times / Jenny Anderson

Wal-Mart Reports First Profit Decline in 10 Years Bloomberg / Lauren Coleman-Lochner

Home Depot Profit Increases 5.3% on Sales to Builders Bloomberg / Mark Clothier

Senators Voice Concern on S.E.C. Hedge Fund Case NY Times / Walt Bogdanich

CA: Real Estate Economist Leaves UCLA Forecast LA Times / Roger Vincent

A Pioneer Celebrates Another Milestone Bond Buyer / Matthew Hanson

Moody's: Indiana Now Stable Bond Buyer / Elizabeth Carvlin

U.S. Treasuries on hold ahead of U.S. price data Reuters

Yet another Big Bonus Season in Works NY Post / Roddy Boyd

Boom time for state finances / Pamela M. Prah

UBS Second-Quarter Profit Rises 47% on Trading, Private Banking Bloomberg / Jacob Greber

Hey, Let's Go Shopping in the Slough of Despond Bloomberg / Chet Currier

Fidelity managers - United they fall Boston Herald / Brett Arends

Cities Race to Acquire Land Before U.S. Court Ruling Is Undone Bloomberg / Greg Stohr

MA: Restaurants suffer sales slump Boston Herald / Jesse Noyes

Resurgent Germany overtakes Britain and US Guardian / David Gow

UK: Rates are heading higher, but that doesn't mean the Bank has lost control of the rudder Independent / Jeremy Warner

UK: Baby boomers forced out of work, says TUC Guardian / Mark Milner

China's Industrial Output Slows as Car Demand Cools Bloomberg / Nerys Avery

Japan's Demand for Services Slips on High Fuel Prices Bloomberg / Jason Clenfield