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The Long-Term Consequences of The Long-Term Bailout Fall Street via Fiend’s SuperBear Page / Brady Willett & Todd Alway

A powerful cocktail of data for predicting recession $ FT / Simon Ward

Association Reports Bond Issuance Rises in First Half of 2006; Expects Trend to Continue Through Rest of Year Bond Market Association

FL: 2Q home sales plunge in area Bradenton Journal / Melissa Followell

FL: County logs largest drop in home sales in Florida Palm Beach Post / Linda Rawls

Gold, silver up as dollar weakens AP via NJ Post

China Loosens The Purse Strings Daily Reckoning / Chuck Butler

More Mythical Numbers: The GAO debunks the official human-trafficking estimates Slate / Jack Shafer

Regulate Hedge Funds? Nope, Just the Investors. Washington Post / Steven Pearlstein

Index Wars / Lawrence Carrel

Stocks Score A Hat Trick; Nasdaq Jumps 1.6% Investor’s Business Daily / Vincent Mao

Report: IPO Market Down 10 Percent / Stephen Taub

Elvis predicted the dot-com crash Marketwatch / John C. Dvorak

Dallas Fed chief says sees no recession AP via St. Louis Post Dispatch / David Koenig

Fisher keeping focused on inflation Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Southwest Economy July / August 2006 pdf Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Consumption Amenities and City Crowdedness pdf Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

Financial Update Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Stocks rally, day two CNN / Alexandra Twin

Beware the return of the Web Bubble CNN / Paul R. La Monica

NY: LI housing market favors home buyers Newsday / Randi F. Marshall

The Fed’s “Economy Rule” National Review / John Tamny

Builders hit the brakes CNN / Chris Isidore

Tame July PPI Data Cheer Up Markets; Experts Not So Sure Investor’s Business Daily / Laura Mandaro

NC: Will homeowners adjust when their interest rates do? Charlotte Observer / Binyamin Appelbaum

CA: Area sees steep drop in median home prices Sacramento Bee / Jim Wasserman

Oil lower after crude inventories CNN / Steve Hargreaves

OPEC cuts 2006 world oil demand estimate to 84.5 mln bpd AFX via Forbes

Gold gains as dollar falls on soft core inflation data Marketwatch / Myra P. Saefong

Treasuries climb on easing US core inflation gain Reuters / Chris Reese

Treasuries Rise as Inflation, Housing Data Suggest Fed Is Done Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton and Daniel Kruger

Wednesday's Analysis / Marty Chenard

US July core CPI up slightly, housing starts slow Reuters / Glenn Somerville

Consumer prices up, factory output slows AP via Chicago Tribune / Martin Crutsinger

Refinance Applications Increase in Latest Survey Mortgage Bankers Association

US home loan refinancing highest since March-MBA Reuters / Julie Haviv

CO: Home sales' foundation weakens Denver Post / Aldo Svaldi

CA: Buyers, sellers in no hurry Orange County Register / Jeff Collins

BoE voted 6-1 for August rate rise FT / Jamie Chisholm

Muni Issuers Doing More CMS Deals Bond Buyer / Lynn Hume

Bankers Look to Fill the Biggest Job in Muni Market Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

Unintended Tax Targets Bond Buyer / Alison L. McConnell

Worse than a recession? Marketwatch / Todd Harrison

Inflation in U.S. Probably Slowed, Helping Fed Keep Rate Steady Bloomberg / Courtney Schlisserman and Carlos Torres

US economy's edge: entrepreneurs Christian Science Monitor / Mark Trumbull

Real Bills, Phony Wealth Lew Rockwell / Robert Blumen

WA: Region's home sales tumble Washington Times / Patrice Hill

Mass. house sales sink Boston Herald / Donna Goodison

When put comes to shove Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

A duel over delisting Marketwatch / Herb Greenberg

Report chronicles downside of term limits / Eric Kelderman and Pamela M. Prah

DC: What's Driving Differences in Gas Prices? Washington Post / Tomoeh Murakami Tse

Did You Know There's a World Surplus of Crude Oil? Bloomberg / David Pauly

Dollar May Decline as Economists Cut July Inflation Forecasts Bloomberg / Chris Young and Ron Harui

Investors hanging on to their cash amid fears for the future Guardian / Angela Balakrishnan

UK: Inflation eases but analysts fear a further rate increase on the horizon Guardian / Katie Allen and Angela Balakrishnan

For Venezuela, as Distaste for U.S. Grows, So Does Trade NY Times / Simon Romero

Hey Mr. Koizumi, You've Got Asia All Shook Up Bloomberg / William Pesek

Australian Consumer Confidence Falls to Five-Year Low Bloomberg / Hans van Leeuwen


Will the credit craze cripple the coupon craze? Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Economic juggernaut may face lower speed limit $ FT / Krishna Guha

TX: Foreclosures soar in North Texas Dallas Morning News / Steve Brown

Option ARMs still favored by lenders amid scrutiny Reuters / Al Yoon

BMA Supports One of Three NAIC Proposals for Classification of Hybrid Securities But Says Further Improvements Can Be Made Bond Market Association

Canada: Americans staying away in droves Globe and Mail / Tavia Grant

Canada: Bank of Canada Review Bank of Canada

NV: Here's a tip: IRS might not honor deal Las Vegas Sun / Jeff German

IRS wins its own Oscar Marketwatch / Eva Rosenberg

Internet becomes business' wasteland Roanoke Times / Joe Eaton

Chief Financial Officer's (CFO) Report to the Board FDIC

Dell Says Profit Falls, SEC Is Probing its Accounting Bloomberg / Connie Guglielmo

Mortgage rates dip for fourth straight week AP via Orlando Sentinel / Martin Crutsinger

Impact of a slowing housing market Newsday / Kristina Fiore

CBO: Deficit to shrink in 2006, grow in 2007 AP via Chicago Tribune / Brian Faler

Money funds rose in latest week AP via Houston Chronicle

Bond bulls begin to bet on inflation slowdown Tacoma News Tribune / Jeff Hussey

Treasury bonds up slightly AP via NJ Post / Michael Mackenzie

Companies on borrowing binge Wall street Journal via Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Gregory Zuckerman

Gold falls as crude slips again AP via Houston Chronicle

UK: Britain shows remarkable ability to absorb workforce growth, but we still need more jobs Independent / Jeremy Warner

Business Outlook Survey Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Chicago Fed Letter Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Is the Fed Out of the Picture? Business Week via MSNBC / Michael Englund

Small Cities Get in on Condo-Hotel Boom AP via Forbes / Vinnee Tong

Gold futures sink to a three-week low under $630 Marketwatch / Myra P. Saefong

The quest for metals $ The Economist

N.Y. Crude Oil Falls on Weaker Gasoline Demand, Slower Economy Bloomberg / Matthew Leising

Value Trumps Growth Forbes / Martin T. Sosnoff

Option Play Forbes / Daniel Fisher

Wall Street builds on early gains Marketwatch / Leslie Wines & Mark Cotton

Rahmbo's Plan The Economist

EU: A fair but fading wind The Economist

In Africa, small copper miners are digging in Wall Street Journal via Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Patrick Barta

Boomers vs. Xers: Can't we all just get along? CNN / Anne Fisher

Jobless claims drop by most in a month AP via Beaufort Gazette / Martin Crutsinger

U.S. Economy: Index Points to Further Slowdown Bloomberg / Courtney Schlisserman

Index points to slower economy CNN

U.S. Treasuries steady as bulls take a breather Reuters / Chris Reese

US 30-year, 15-year mortgages-table Reuters

Oil falls below $71 on flush U.S. inventory Reuters

U.S. Stocks Rise on Hewlett's Forecast, Decline in Oil Prices Bloomberg / ilary Johnson

Thursday's Analysis / Marty Chenard

Northwest's dumpster-diving tips crash AP via Chicago Tribune

Sears reports better-than-expected 2Q AP via Philadelphia Inquirer

Gas prices take a bite out of Taco Bell Orange County Register / Robert Whitfield

Big Names in Finance Seek Repeal of Option-Cost Rule LA Times / Tom Petruno

Disabilities ‘hit older US middle class group’ FT / Christopher Bowe

Euro-zone inflation falls to 2.4 percent AP via Houston Chronicle

Bernanke's Gamble in Forgoing Rate Increase May Be Paying Off Bloomberg / Craig Torres

Homes for sale, but not for a song Christian Science Monitor / Mark Trumbull

Mortgage rates handcuff builders USA Today / Joe Richter

Mich. jobless rate rises Detroit News / Louis Aguilar

Time to Short Stocks NY Post / John Crudele

Goldman Sachs Links to Ford May Figure in a Rescue Bloomberg / Doron Levin

Hewlett-Packard Nears Goal of Overtaking I.B.M. NY times / Damon Darlin

CBS to start streaming prime-time episodes online AP via Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Gary Gentile

Dollar Declines as Reports May Show U.S. Economy Is Slowing Bloomberg / Chris Young and Ron Harui

Yuan Rises as U.S. Lawmakers Keep Up Pressure for Faster Gains Bloomberg / Christina Soon

UK: Unemployment at highest level since February 2000 Scotsman / Nick Bevens

Oil Falls a Fourth Day on Slower U.S. Growth, Fuel Consumption Bloomberg / Gavin Evans

BofA seeks to raise fund of $1 billion Bloomberg via Arizona Republic


New law says taxpayers get no more riches from rags Minneapolis Star Tribune / Matt McKinney

The Bond Market Has it Wrong Euro Pacific via Safehaven / Peter Schiff

Fed memo shows multiple big bank complaints about basel II Marketwatch / Damian Paletta

WI: Copper capers crop up with high prices Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / Rick Barrett

Houston's housing market still strong Houston Chronicle / Katherine Feser

Goldilocks and Just One Bear Thoughts From The Frontline via Safehaven / John Mauldin

EchoStar Wins Stay of TiVo Injunction Beta News / Ed Oswald

And finally...what I should have told you $ FT / John Authers

Microsoft $ FT / Lex

Stocks end higher for a fifth straight day Marketwatch / Mark Cotton

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

Home sales will be 'ugly,' economists say Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

Cooling housing market is a drag But latest dip in economic index indicates soft landing ahead AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer / Lauren Villagranthe

NY: Sad to sell Newsday / Ronald E. Roel

IL: City spotlights affordable homes Chicago Sun Times / Sally Duros

Stocks may gain ground despite summer doldrums Marketwatch / Carla Mozee

Stocks Make It Five In A Row Investor’s Business Daily / Vincent Mao

CA: Nothing Left but the Hole in the Middle LA Times / Jerry Hirsch

Tax Break Extended to All 401(k) Heirs Wall Street Journal via LA Times / Jonathan Peterson

Canada: Wholesale trade falls Globe and Mail / Scott Roberts

New rules make tax deductions harder AP via NJ Post / Mary Dalrymple

Bulls and bears running scared of recession $ FT / John Authers

Failed Trades Forbes / Liz Moyer

Federal Reserve Events Reuters

U.S. Stocks Climb for Fifth Day, Led by Oil Shares, Microsoft Bloomberg / Hilary Johnson

A Deeper Slump In Business Conditions or in Business Confidence? Morgan Stanley / Shital Patel and Richard Berner

A Relativity Theory of US and European Inflation Morgan Stanley / Joachim Fels

US Aug consumer sentiment falls below expectations Reuters

Rate futures point to steady Fed in Sept on U Mich Reuters

Pumping the fear factor out of oil CNN / Steve Hargreaves

Yanks Beat Mets 4.51 to 4.57 / Stephen Taub

San Diego Report Puts Spotlight on Public Pensions Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

Friday's Analysis / Marty Chenard

Google's terrible twos CNN / Paul R. La Monica

Shorts’ Nemesis Dumped A Client’s Shares NY Post / Roddy Boyd

It’s the Law, but Is the Law Meaningless? $ NY Times / Floyd Norris

Car buyers look long-term Cincinnati Enquirer / John Eckberg

Ford to slash production, shutter plants AP via NJ Post / Sarah Karush

Microsoft Boosts Buyback After Tender Falls Short Bloomberg / Dina Bass and J. Kyle Foster

Good News On The Budget? Forbes / Jessica Holzer

The Nobel Prize Is No Help Here NY Post / Roddy Boyd

Hedge Funds Place Big Bets on Hurricane Season NY Times / Jenny Anderson

EU: Postcards from Europe Morgan Stanley / Elga Bartsch

China raises rates to tackle credit boom FT / Richard McGregor

Asia/Pacific: Enough Tightening? Morgan Stanley / Andy Xie

Israel: Follow the Link Morgan Stanley / Serhan Cevik

Taiwan: Economy Remains Reliant on External Demand Morgan Stanley / Denise Yam

Currencies: A "Global Funneling Hypothesis" for EUR/JPY Morgan Stanley / Stephen Jen

Tax Receipts Reduce 2006 Deficit Forecast Washington Post / Jonathan Weisman

Amazing Comeback of the Free-Style Money Manager Bloomberg / Chet Currier

What constitutes the long term? Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

Coffee prices leap on fear of beans shortage Guardian / Hans Kundnani

Oil Rises From 8-Week Low on Hurricane, Iran Nuclear Deadline Bloomberg / Gavin Evans and Nesa Subrahmaniyan

Yuan Drops, Erasing Weekly Gain, as China Permits Wider Swings Bloomberg / Yumi Kuramitsu and Jake Lee

Australia: Macfarlane Says Australian Rate Increase More Likely Bloomberg / Hans van Leeuwen

Google's Own Executives Rate the Shares `Sell' Bloomberg / Mark Gilbert



Bankruptcy reform a joke, but nobody is laughing Houston Chronicle / Loren Steffey

Pay off the house in half a century Chicago Tribune via Houston Chronicle / Mary Umberger

Most States Have Budget Surpluses Washington Post / Lois Romano

Insurers Urge Action On Risky Mortgages Washington Post / Kirstin Downey

For the Fed, it's about growth, not inflation Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

Japanese Bond Futures Drop on Week as Stock Gains Sap Demand Bloomberg / Keiko Ujikane

Illegal Immigrants Number About 11 Million in U.S., Report Says Bloomberg / Vincent Del Giudice

Bank of England Will probably Hike Again in Q4 - But Only If Data Support Its Outlook Northern Trust via Safehaven / Victoria Marklew

Eyeing WTO Membership, Vietnam Girds for Change LA Times / Don Lee

UK: City fears Fed is taking a gamble on inflation Business Online / Allister Heath

U.S. Treasury Yields Have Biggest Weekly Drop in Three Months Bloomberg / Daniel Kruger and Elizabeth Stanton

European 10-Year Bonds Post Biggest Weekly Advance Since May Bloomberg / Agnes Lovasz

MN: House parties move east St. Paul Pioneer Press / Gita Sitaramiah

CA: Sales far from sizzling at downtown condo Sacramento Bee / Bob Shallit

Hold the Champagne NY Times

U.S. Stocks Gain This Week; Nasdaq Rises the Most Since 2003 Bloomberg / Nick Baker

Dollar Slumps This Week as Expectations for Fed Increases Wane Bloomberg / Min Zeng and Deborah Finestone

Silver lining: New rules open up cheap travel Marketwatch via Contra Costa Times / Marshall Loeb

WTO talks can get back on track! Reuters via Financial Express

A Car-Sales Indicator Suggests a Recession Is Near or Already Here NY Times / Floyd Norris

NY: Rents Are Rising Rapidly After Long Lull NY Times / Eduardo Porter

Seller Financing May Attract Buyers Who Won't Bite Otherwise Washington Post / Benny L. Kass

Balance of power ebbs away from the US Guardian / Ashley Seager


PA: High-end condos near top? Philadelphia Inquirer / Alan J. Heavens

CA: Shrinking migration a challenge Orange County Register / Jonathan Lansner

Wealthy see economic growth slowing Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Regulators to widen derivatives scrutiny $ FT / Richard Beales

U.S. Treasuries edge up in Asia, await Fed remarks Reuters

Nasdaq set for price war under new rules $ FT / Norma Cohen and John Authers

Money market funds regain investor appeal Bradenton Journal / Kris Flammang

IRS plans worry tax lawyers Dallas Morning News / Pamela Yip

Foreign currency market draws online traders Marketwatch / Wanfeng Zhou

Can Rally Survive a Slow Summer Week? AP via Newsday / Michael J. Martinez

Firms can't get enough of their own shares Dallas Morning News / Will Deener

All of a sudden, Dell looking vulnerable AP via Silicon Valley / Matt Slage

Treasury Bulls Raise Bets U.S. Interest Rates, Inflation Peaked Bloomberg / Daniel Kruger

Home Sales Drop in July to a Two-Year Low: U.S. Economy Preview Bloomberg / Carlos Torres

Oil speculation Games Are Hardly ‘American’ NY Post / John Crudele

Wall St Wk Ahead: Iran, oil are wild cards for U.S. stocks Reuters / Ellis Mnyandu

Crash! Auto Parts Sector Spinning Out NY Post / Hilary Kramer

Bulls on a beach CNN / Alexandra Twin

You're your own pension manager AP via Aberdeen News / Ellen Simon

Money Grubbers NY Post / Peter Lauria

Ariz.'s growth attracts unions Arizona Republic / Chad Graham and Mary Jo Pitzl

Business chiefs call on Bush to spur Doha talks FT / Stephanie Kirchgaessner

EU: Fairy tale of the eurozone recovery $ FT / Wolfgang Munchau

The global monetary fund needs to reform its quotas $ FT / Peter Costello

Economic slowdown, yes, but no recession Baltimore Sun / Jay Hancock

Don't have 20% down? Consider that old standby – PMI United Feature Syndicate via LA Times / Lew Sichelman

Your agent is tops, but can she do this? Chicago Tribune via L:A Times / Mary Umberger

Not the slickest stocks: Oil isn't among S&P's top performers Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Gregory M. Drahuschak

OK: Natural-Gas Prices Inflate State Coffers AP via LA Times / Shaun Schafer

ETFs smooth out market bumps CNBC via Detroit Free Press / Suze Orman

Pay tuition now, not later at higher cost Philadelphia Inquirer / Jeff Brown

It may be time for investors to think large Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Len Boselovic

Companies Are Rolling in Cash. Too Bad Wall Street Journal / Ian McDonald

The Terror Behind the Economic Numbers Clif Droke Market Analysis via Safehaven / Clif Droke

Hitting Homes, Travel Light And Earnings From Lowe's Wall Street Journal

UK: Pay means big business for handful of advisers Guardian – Observer / Heather Connon

Foreign-Currency Plays Wall Street Journal / Jonathan Burton

Generations Will Feel Pension Act Differently Washington Post / Kathleen Day

Africa shaping up as new 'home' for U.S. military Scripps Howard via Pittsburgh Post Gazette

The world comes back from holiday to find it can't go on living beyond its means Independent / Hamish McRae

In Search of the Perfect Parking Spot for Cash NY Times / Conrad De Aenlle

Take My Nest Egg. Please. US News and World Report via NY Times / Paul J. Lim

He Didn’t Mean to Make a Fortune, but Oh Well ... NY Times / Roger Lowenstein

Belated Apologies in Proxy Land $ NY times / Gretchen Morgenson

College-Town Real Estate: The Next Big Niche? NY Times / Vivian Marino

I.R.S. Enlists Help in Collecting Delinquent Taxes NY Times / David Cay Johnston

Summertime - and making a quick profit ain't easy Independent / Mark Tinker

Out of Siberia, a Russian Way to Wealth NY Times / Andrew E. Kramer


Real estate is still a real value Reuters / Linda Stern

Showdown at Jackson Hole over Fed outlook Marketwatch / Greg Robb

Housing investments show signs of risk London Free Press / Neil Murray

Free Money / Igor Greenwald

Bad news may be good news - or not Dallas Morning News Danielle DiMartino

For fees, how high is too high? Dallas Morning News / Scott Burns

Is the "Commodity Super Cycle" Fizzling Out? SirChartsAlot via Safehaven / Gary Dorsch

Gold May Fall To $570 And Even $540 Before It Soars Again To Over $800 Prospering Bear via Safehaven / Jan Allen

Understanding the New Tax Rules / Bill Bischoff

The lowdown on interest rates Marketwatch / Gail Liberman and Alan Lavine

The "Fuel Surcharge" ScamThe latest corporate trick to hide price hikes Slate / Daniel Gross

Ten warnings the economy, markets have pushed into danger zone Marketwatch / Paul B. Farrell

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

Why the minimum wage doesn't matter Fortune via CNN / Elaine S. Povich

U.S. Treasuries gain as stocks fall, volume light Reuters / Lucia Mutikani

U.S. Fed policy-makers' recent comments Reuters

Google Search Share Down Forbes / Rachel Rosmarin

Dow ends down 36, Nasdaq closes down 16 AP via NJ Post / Joe Bel Bruno

Central banks/monetary policy $ FT / Lex

The Looming Challenge of the Alternative Minimum Tax Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Bernanke, Trichet Have to Sacrifice More Jobs to Curb Inflation Bloomberg / Simon Kenned

What pipeline problem? Fortune via CNN / Jon Birger

Copper surges as mine strike continues $ FT / Paul Harris, Raphael Minder and Chris Flood

Metro home prices flat CNN

US: Risks to the Bond Call Morgan Stanley / Richard Berner

US: Review and Preview Morgan Stanley / Ted Wieseman and David Greenlaw

Fastest-growing housing markets CNN / Les Christie

Consumer advocates criticize Washington Mutual Orlando Sentinel / Richard Burnett

Will crude shame bears again? Marketwatch / Tomi Kilgore

Gold Climbs as Iran's Nuclear Decision Spurs Demand for Haven Bloomberg / Pham-Duy Nguyen

WA: Economics can be crystal ball Tacoma News Tribune / Kelly Kearsley

China: Soft Landing Made in China? Morgan Stanley / Stephen Roach

China: Another Rate Hike; Many More to Come Morgan Stanley / Andy Xie and Denise Yam

Long-term Treasuries rise on view rates will fall Reuters

Treasuries Gain, Sending 10-Year Yields to Lowest Since March Bloomberg / Wes Goodman and Rodrigo Davies

Moody's Cites Effects of New Pension Law / Stephen Taub

Federal Reserve Events Reuters

Monday's Analysis / Marty Chenard

Bearish mood hits stocks; Google market share slips Marketwatch / Ben Charny

Lowe's cuts its profit outlook AP via Charlotte Observer

Home sellers turn to auction block Wall Street Journal via Baltimore Sun / James R. Hagerty

What pipeline problem? Fortune via CNN / Jon Birger

Oil prices near $72 a barrel AP via NJ Post / George Jahn

Oil May Rise as BP Shutdown Shows Industry Distress Bloomberg / Tom Cahill and Sonja Franklin

Michael Milken Where Are You? Junk Bond Fees Drop to Record Low Bloomberg / Gregory Cresci

Japan's Bonds Gain on Speculation Interest Rate to Stay on Hold Bloomberg / Chris Cooper

Fed reduces recession threat Christian Science Monitor / Ron Scherer

Bernanke, Trichet Have to Sacrifice More Jobs to Curb Inflation Bloomberg / Simon Kennedy

Mortgage Brokers' Sales Drop, but Layoffs Aren't Imminent Washington Post / Kristin Downey

American economy and purchasing power v Keynesianism Brookes News / Gerard Jackson

Cllud Over UBS NY Post / Roddy Boyd

Oil Rises a Second Day After Iran Refuses to Suspend Enrichment Bloomberg / Christian Schmollinger

Why the world won’t run out of oil Brookes News / Gerard Jackson

Dollar Slides on Speculation Reports to Affirm Cooling Economy Bloomberg / Kosuke Goto

Surprise: Bears still growling about 1987 Marketwatch / Peter Brimelow

Dell's troubles are short-term, founder tells Asian gathering New York Times via Arizona Republic / Patrick Smith

UK: Is it time to thumb our noses at the rules? Independent / Stephen King



The Fed has voted -– for stagflation MSNBC via Fiend’s SuperBear Page / Jim Jubak

Active investors can go where others fear to tread $ FT / David Haarmeyer

Gimme Guidance Forbes / Vahan Janjigian and Michael Ozanian

Pressure on stocks may soon build Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Main Street Economist Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

Recession Isn't My Greatest Fear Business Week via MSNBC / Michael Mandel

Soft Landing or Stagflation? AEI / John H. Makin

Construction: A Tale of Two Sectors Business Week via MSNBC / Michael Englund

The End of Easy Money Smartmoney / James B. Stewart

Housing in the US $ FT / John Authers

Camaro to be made in Canada AP via Lansing State Journal

CA: Deal to Raise Wage to $8 LA Times / Marc Lifsher

IL: Growing future for jobs, salaries Chicago Tribune / Barbara Rose

Why is Medical Care so Expensive? Ludwig von Mises Institute / Hans F. Sennholz

How do the very wealthy spend their money? You may not want to know Marketwatch / Thomas Kostigen

Indian growth second fastest: S&P Reuters via Financial Express

ABC/WashPost US Consumer Comfort Index at -14 Reuters

Fed presidents: Inflation danger remains AP via NJ Post

Fed faces a dilemma: How much does globalization ease pressure for rate hikes? McClatchy / Kevin G. Hall

Treasurys make light gains AP via NJ Post

Junk Bond Fees at 20-Year Low / Stephen Taub

U.S. Stocks Drop After Fed Official Says Rates May Move Higher Bloomberg / Nick Baker

Dollar at 4-week yen high after Fed speak Marketwatch / Wanfeng Zhou

Reflections on Four Decades in Central Banking Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta / Jack Guynn

U.S. Economic Outlook Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago / Michael H. Moskow

Moskow Says Fed May Resume Interest-Rate Increases Bloomberg / Scott Lanman and Vivien Lou Chen

Builders sour on condos, love apartments Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

Guynn: Confident Fed committed to low inflation Reuters

Prosecutors crack down on stock options AP via Houston Chronicle / Marcy Gordon

Federal Reserve Events Reuters

The productivity watch Fortune via CNN / Daniel Gross

Fed attempts to exit from boom economy rarely turn out well Wall Street Journal via Arizona Republic / E. S. Browning

Moody's downgrades Heinz Co.'s debt rating Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Thomas Olson

There may be another surprise in employment numbers NY Post / John Crudele

U.S. chain store sales mixed last week-reports Reuters

The End Times Are Here Forbes / Rich Karlgaard

Poll: U.S. workers are getting jobbed Newsday / James Bernstein

Tuesday's Analysis / Marty Chenard

Stocks find gains CNN

Hot IPOs Cooling Forbes / Liz Moyer

Up against the Wal! (-Mart) Chicago Tribune / Charles M. Madigan

Oil analyst: 'We're not out of the woods by a long shot' Newsday / James Bernstein

Unsold Manhattan Apartments at 10-Yr. High NY Post / Tom Bawden

Banker Could Be Back in Business LA Times / Tom Petruno and E. Scott Reckard

Time To Buy Global Banks Forbes / John Christy

NYMEX to slash it’s workforce before IPO NY Post / Zachery Kouwe

Fund Investors Take a First Look at the Year 2045 Bloomberg / Chet Currier

Debating the fate of the lowly penny Philadelphia Inquirer / Susan Snyder

Euro Has Biggest Drop in a Month as German Confidence Slides Bloomberg / Kabir Chibber and Michael McDonald

German confidence plunges to 5-year low FT / Ralph Atkins

Home Safe? Daily Standard / Irwin M. Stelzer

Fed’s Minehan, others wary of inflation news Boston Herald / Brett Arends

Loan Credit-Default Swaps Surge as Hedge Funds Hunger for Yield Bloomberg / Hamish Risk

Executives Switch Jobs More Often This Year Amid Added Pressure Bloomberg / Kevin Orland and Leslie Gersing

Forget the World Bank, Try Wal-Mart Tech Central Station / Michael Strong

Big tobacco: 50 years of lies. Now what? Christian Science Monitor

UK: Mini-crash panics investors into shedding £9bn-worth of shares Guardian / Patrick Collinson

UK: Economists expect further rate rise Scotsman

Push grows to reform the way Congress spends Christian Science Monitor / Gail Russell Chaddock

Dollar Rises as Iran Defies UN, Spurring U.S. Treasury Buying Bloomberg / Chris Young and Kosuke Goto

China, India Lead Debate on Free Capital Flows Bloomberg / Andy Mukherjee


CA: Office space costs soar Orange County Register / Mathew Padilla

The Fed - Dr. Feelgood Max Funds via Fiend’s SuperBear Page / Jonas Ferris

The Case for, and Against, Gridlock National Review / Phil Kerpen

'Hurricane economies' boost La., Miss. UPI

Consumers said deserting SUVs in droves UPI

Hard times for dollar $ FT / John Authers

Tax man eyes the eBay crowd CNN / David Ellis

Risk ratings developed for hedge funds $ FT / Anuj Gangahar

The Real Estate Excuse CEOs' latest lame explanation for poor performance Slate via MSBC / Daniel Gross

Mortgage Rates Decline in Latest Survey Mortgage Bankers Association

CO: Home price decline deeper than thought Denver Post / Aldo Svaldi

Small Fish, Big Pond / Lawrence Carrel

E-Economic Newsletter Daily Reckoning via Safehaven / Mogambo Guru

CO: Luxury-home sales woes slow to arrive Rocky Mountain News / John Rebchook

Home sales slump deepens CNN / Chris Isidore

Gimme shelter $ The Economist

A Soft Landing For Housing Forbes / Jessica Holzer

U.S. Economy: Home Sales Drop, Supply Jumps to Record Bloomberg / Shobhana Chandra and Joe Richter

Oil tumbles as inventories remain robust CNN / Steve Hargreaves

Treasurys weaken as home sale prices up AP via NJ Post / Michael Mackenzie

Chicago Fed National Activity Index Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Regional Update Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Tower founder a buyer? Sacramento Bee / Dale Kasler

Mortgage applications show slight rise Reuters via CNN

Dodging A Bullet Forbes / Matthew Swibel

A Builder of Luxury Homes Reports a 19% Drop in Profit AP via NY Times

Countrywide decides to become more cautious Wall Street Journal via Orange County Register / James R. Hagerty

A Bond Star's Plays Turn Riskier Wall Street Journal via Bondhead referral / Gregory Zuckerman

Bond Issuers Get Another Chance at 1960s-Era Rates Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

Ben’s Bounce NY Post / Tom Bawden

The Fed Votes -- in Favor of Stagflation The Street / Jim Jubak

Wednesday's Analysis / Marty Chenard

How Google can make - or break - your company Fortune via CNN / Justin Martin

AutoNation chief warns of recession Orange County Register / John Gittelsohn

Verizon's lesson about elasticity of demand Philadelphia Inquirer / Andrew Cassel

Central Bankers Are More Like Santa Than Scrooge Bloomberg / William Pesek

2nd IMF stint won't figure into economist's plans AP via Chicago Sun Times

Felix jilts Altman on the way to Lehman NY Post / Zachery Kouwe

IRS' Plan to Use Private Companies to Collect Debt Draws Complaints AP via LA Times

Politicos ring up Wal-Mart gaffes Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Jack Markowitz

Oil Prices May Resolve Fed's Inflation Split Bloomberg / John M. Berry

This Fed Chief May Yet Get a Honeymoon NY Times / David Leonhardt

Junk Bonds Surge as Asian Firms Rush to Europe, U.S. Bloomberg / Denise Kee

MA: Sell freezes over: Fewest homes moving since 1995 Boston Herald / Jerry Kronenberg

Home Resales in U.S. Probably Fell in July to Lowest Since 2004 Bloomberg / Shobhana Chandra

WA: Homeowners feel pinch of mortgage rate Washington Times / Tom Ramstack

Oil Prices Slip on Iran's Offer AP via Washington Post

Tax for Thee, Not for Me Tech Central Station / Tom Worstall

Japan's Trade Surplus Narrows as Export Growth Slows Bloomberg / Lily Nonomiya


Will credit market be up in ARMs? Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

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

Comment Letter on Definition and Treatment of Hybrid Securities Bond Market Association

Chicago Fed Letter Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Paul Cantor Is Right Daily Reckoning via Lew Rockwell / Bill Bonner

MN: Home seller aims to get a head start St. Paul Pioneer Press / Gita Sitaramiah

TD profit soars in ‘focused' third quarter Globe and Mail / Richard Blackwell

IRS warns of back tax scammers AP via Cincinnati Enquirer / Mary Dalrymple

Dow Closes Up 7, Nasdaq Finishes Up 2 AP via Allentown Morning Call / Joe Bel Bruno

Ford ponders going private Reuters via Toronto Star

Bernanke may let economic data speak for him Reuters / Jennifer Ablan

US Treasuries rise, caution ahead of Bernanke Reuters / Lucia Mutikani

Overpriced and Undersold Business Week via MSNBC / Douglas MacMillan

Thanks a Hundred Million / Will Swarts

Capital gains tax: A surprise hit for small investors Wall Street Journal via Pittsburgh Post Gazette

2006 voter turnout: Prospects high Christian Science Monitor / Peter Grier

Home loan securities near record $ FT / Saskia Scholtes

Treasury prices mixed, shrug off data AP via NJ Post / Michael S. Derby and Deborah Lynn Blumberg

Mortgage rates dip for 5th straight week AP via NJ Post

Freebies for home buyers CNN / Les Christie

Real-estate slump felt nationwide Denver Post / Aldo Svaldi

NC: Firm for `mortgage relief' now sidelined Charlotte Observer / Lisa Hammersly Munn

Money funds climb in latest week AP via NJ Post

Copper falls, pressured by soft data AP via NJ Post

Who killed the newspaper? The Economist

Pump and dump The Economist

Fannie Mae avoids criminal prosecution AP via Houston Chronicle / Marcy Gordon

Wall St edges up as traders digest data FT / John O’Doherty

AK: America's welfare state The Economist

LA: One year on The Economist

Chicago Board Options Had Merger Talks with CBOT Bloomberg / Ann Saphir

Japan: Where have all the young men gone? The Economist

More signs of a housing slump CNN

U.S. Economy: New-Home Sales Decline More Than Forecast in July Bloomberg / Bob Willis

FL: Palm Beach home sales fall 44 percent, home prices stay the same South Florida Sun Sentinel / Paul Owers

Home prices fall; sales plummet Washington Times / Patrice Hill

US durable goods orders fall in July FT / Daniel Pimlott and Richard Beales

Stocks fight their way higher CNN

Thursday's Analysis / Marty Chenard

Ford Looks at Possibility of Alliances NY Times / Micheline Maynard

Dollar falls against euro after German Ifo numbers Marketwatch / Wanfeng Zhou

Banks and Thrifts Report Record Earnings in Second Quarter FDIC

FDIC Quarterly Banking Profile FDIC

Nymex to Pay Gold Traders $275 Million to Support Move Online Bloomberg / Matthew Leising and Ann Saphir

CBOT sues CBOE Chicago Sun Times

'Plunge Protection,' Fiat Money, and the Fed Lew Rockwell / Ron Paul

Bond Market Could Use Currency Market's Smarts Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

US pushes trade but trims export help Christian Science Monitor / Matt Bradley

''[Buyers are] waiting for sellers to compromise …'' Allentown Morning Call / Jeanne Bonner

Housing Gloom NY Post / Suzanne McGee

In NY, ‘For Rent’ signs replace ‘For Sale’ signs NY Post / Lois Weiss

Euro Advances as German Business Confidence Beats Forecast Bloomberg / Kabir Chibber and Ron Harui

German Business Confidence Declined for Second Month Bloomberg / John Fraher

U.S. Treasuries inch up ahead of Bernanke speech Reuters

New Signs of Cooling in Housing NY Times / Jeremy W. Peters

McDonald’s President Quits Unexpectedly AP via NY Times

UK: Worst time to buy first home since 1980s Independent / Susie Mesure



Housing hopes rise on rate dip Sacramento Bee / Jim Wasserman

Wall St Week Ahead: Summer's end may be stormy for stocks Reuters / Jennifer Coogan

Forget the salary, look at the ego FT / Francesco Guerrera

Bernanke Says Terror, Protectionism Risk Global Trade Bloomberg / Craig Torres and Scott Lanman

Bernanke, Back at Jackson Hole, Faces Housing Slump Bloomberg / Scott Lanman

Can We Fix It? The IRS Says Yes / Helen Shaw

New Uses for New Macro Derivatives Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Bernanke calls for fairer globalization FT / Krishna Guha

Treasury bond prices rise in midday AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer

Inflation-Protected Munis Stage Summer '06 Comeback Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

Gold futures gain after a three-session loss Marketwatch / Myra P. Saefong

PA: Gasoline prices retreat as summer nears its end Philadelphia Inquirer / Harold Brubaker

Oil, natural-gas futures rally storm concerns Marketwatch / Myra P. Saefong

Dow falls, Nasdaq up in midday trading AP via Akron Beacon Journal / Joe Bel Bruno

Caps on Phone Rates Lifted LA Times / James S. Granelli

A Global Manhunt for Stock Option Fugitive LA Times / Jonathan Peterson

A Quick Gamble On A Stock Rally NY Post / John Crudele and Bill King

Global Economic Integration: What's New and What's Not? Federal Reserve Board / Ben S. Bernanke

Bernanke Says Terror, Protectionism Threaten Global Integration Bloomberg / Craig Torres and Scott Lanman

Bernanke says globalization benefits face risks Reuters

Bernanke Extols Perks of Globalization AP via Baltimore Sun / Jeannine Aversa

Bernanke Redux Forbes / Liz Moyer

Federal Reserve Events Reuters

Getting real about the real estate bubble Fortune via CNN and Bondhead Referral / Shawn Tully

Backdating Causes Late Filings to Soar / Stephen Taub

Friday's Analysis / Marty Chenard

Rubin Steps Down From Ford Board AP via Forbes / Tom Krisher

Aiming To Reform U.S. Corporations Forbes / Oxford Analytica

PricewaterhouseCoopers, Biggest Accountant, Faces IRS Audit Bloomberg / Vineeta Anand

Oil Prices Rise As Traders Watch Iran AP via Houston Chronicle / George Jahn

U.S. trade chief warns WTO talks will be frozen for years if no breakthrough in 6-8 months AP via San Diego Union Tribune / En-Lai Yeoh

Bernanke, Back at Jackson Hole, Grapples With House-Boom Legacy Bloomberg / Scott Lanman

Home for Sale, by Anxious Owner NY Times / Vikas Bajaj and David Leonhardt

No matter what the claim, newsletter buyer beware Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

A Private Eye for Investors NY Times / Michael J. de la Merced

If Your Stocks Fall, Demand a Refund $ NY Times / Floyd Norris

Commodities are Still Hot Aden Forecast via Safehaven / Mary Anne & Pamela Aden

Japan's Consumer Prices Miss stimates; Bonds Rise Bloomberg / Lily Nonomiya

NY: Preparing for that rainy day Newsday / Laura Koss-Feder

China Can't Shield Asia From a U.S. Slowdown Yet Bloomberg / William Pesek


Fed Chief Backs Global-Wealth Sharing Washington Post / Nell Henderson

Chad orders foreign oil firms out BBC News

Fed helped fuel own inflation headache: Hubbard Reuters via CNN

Homeowners are refinancing with cash in mind Milwaukee Journal Sentinel via Houston Chronicle / Michele Derus

Americans Seen Living Large in 'Micro Homes' ABC News / Bob Jamieson

U.S. Treasury Prices Rally for Second Week on Housing Declines Bloomberg / Daniel Kruger

LA: One year later, many New Orleanians unable to find affordable insurance AP via Westchester Journal News / Rukmini Callimachi

Bond manager stirs after being shaken Wall Street Journal via Orange County Register

Wrinkles in global economy AP via Arizona Republic / Jeannine Aversa

No Consensus on Fed's Next Move on Rates AP via Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Jeannine Aversa

S.C. coast’s home sales still chilling The State / Kristy Eppley Rupon

CA: Real estate prices exceed twice the U.S. average San Diego Union Tribune / Dean Calbreath

Mexican Resorts Show No Sign of Catching U.S. Housing's Cold LA Times / Evelyn Iritani

Dollar Has Weekly Gain Versus Euro as Traders Trim Bets on Loss Bloomberg / Michael McDonald and Min Zeng

CBOE buys back trading right Bloomberg via Chicago Tribune

In Housing as in Most Things: What’s Up the Most, Falls the Most NY Times / Floyd Norris

Feeling a money pinch? AP via Cincinnati Enquirer / Christopher Leonard

Rising Production Costs Join the List of What China Exports IHT via NY Times / Carter Dougherty

Fed Chief Gives Seminar on History of Globalization NY Times / Edmund L. Andrews

Wal-Mart's August U.S. Same-Store Sales Increase 2.7 Percent Bloomberg / Lauren Coleman-Lochner and Dan Hart

European Bonds Record Biggest Weekly Advance Since November Bloomberg / Gavin Finch and Rodrigo Davies


CA: Some don’t know we’re in a housing slump Long Beach Press Telegram / Don Jergler

Policymakers fear ‘lumpy’ growth may not benefit all $ FT / Krishna Guha

New-home sector looks uninviting Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Getting real about the real estate bubble Fortune via CNN / Shawn Tully

Wall Street awaits a wave of reports CNN / Alexandra Twin

At economists' get-together, talk turns to globalization USA Today / Barbara Hagenbaugh

BoE hits at US inflation measure FT / Krishna Guha

NC: Clauses make it harder to flip condos Raleigh News and Observer / Jack Hagel

CA: East Bay foreclosures on the rise Contra Costa Times / Barbara E. Hernandez

Funds vs. funds: When to pick exchange-traded offerings Boston Herald / Gail Liberman and Alan Lavine

Bond Fund Chief Has Pessimistic Outlook for '07 LA Times / Tom Petruno

Data deluge coming on Ben Bernanke Day Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

CO: Battle over oil shale's future quietly simmers Denver Post / Mike Soraghan

Inflation theories could be off base McClatchy via Sacramento Bee / Kevin G. Hall

CA: Foreclosures in season Orange County Register / Jeff Collins

CA: Pinched homeowners turn to 'short sales' Sacramento Bee / Jim Wasserman

Without brokers, home buyers and sellers find limited success on the Web Marketwatch / Amy Hoak

Sarbanes-Oxley has a dark side Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Gregory M. Drahuschak

Charitable Donations Get Stricter Tax Rules LA Times / Kathy M. Kristof

Fee angered brokers mull defecting from NYSE NY Post / John Aidan Byrne

The New Fed Isn’t Phoning in Its Interest Rate Moves NY Times / Edmund L. Andrews

House-price fall poses dilemma on interest rate London Times / Irwin Stelzer

US housing slump fuels crash fears Guardian – Observer / Heather Stewart

Read Between All Those For-Sale Signs NY Times / David Leonhardt and Vikas Bajaj

Tips on Picking a Real-Estate Agent Marketwatch via Wall Street Journal / Amy Hoak

How Many Fund Choices Are Too Many? NY Times / J. Alex Tarquinio

Whispers of Mergers Set Off Suspicious Trading NY Times / Gretchen Morgenson

Making Money The Slow-Fashioned Way Wall Street Journal / Scott Patterson

Who Signed Off on Those Options? NY Times / Eric Dash

Why the soft options promise hard cash in commodities market Guardian – Observer / Heather Connon



For most, wages fall behind inflation Minneapolis Star Tribune / H.J. Cummins

Builders may be near liquidity crisis Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Fed minutes likely to show rate debate FT / Krishna Guha

Stop Targeting the Fed Funds Rate National Review / Paul Hoffmeister

Will the US Economy Learn from History? Brookes News via Safehaven / Gerard Jackson

Gold drops on falling energy prices AP via Houston Chronicle

U.S. Treasury Bond Prices End Unchanged AP via NY Post

Westward Ho for Bernanke & Co. Business Week via MSNBC / Catherine Yang

Dow closes up 68 on falling oil prices AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer / Joe Bel Bruno

Amazon's $500m Buyback Continues Trend / Marie Leone and Don Durfee

Bankruptcy filings drop in third quarter AP via Beaufort Gazette / Dan Caterinicchia

MI: Computer-related jobs in high demand again, but sector still challenged Lansing State Journal / Jeremy W. Steele

NC: Brokers crossing over Raleigh News Observer / Jack Hagel

The Message from Jackson Hole Morgan Stanley / Richard Berner

Fed, Still Harboring Inflation Concerns, May Wait to Raise Rate Bloomberg / Scott Lanman and Simon Kennedy

Review and Preview Morgan Stanley / Ted Wieseman and David Greenlaw

Global Fallout from America's Post-Bubble Shakeout Morgan Stanley / Stephen Roach

Investor optimism falls in August - UBS/Gallup Reuters

We can't afford to put off facing economic reality Chicago Sun Times / Terry Savagae

Business Spending May Languish, Raising Risk of U.S. Recession Bloomberg / Matthew Benjamin

Prudential to Pay $600 Million to Settle Fund Probes Bloomberg / Josh P. Hamilton and Robert Schmidt

EU: Productivity Is Accelerating Morgan Stanley / Eric Chaney

Chicago Fed Midwest Manufacturing Index Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

US Midwest factory output rose in July-Chicago Fed Reuters

Federal Reserve Events Reuters

Treasuries slip ahead of supply, FOMC minutes Reuters / Richard Leong

Falling oil lifts stocks CNN / Jessica Seid

Q&A: Hourly wages on the decline Newsday / James Bernstein

Report: Most not seeing real wage gains CNN

Oil prices drop more than $2 a barrel AP via NJ Post

BMA Calls for Clarification of CBOE Proposal to List and Trade Options on Corporate Debt Securities Bond Market Association

Monday's Analysis / Marty Chenard

Stocks open mixed and little changed AP via Boston Herald

More than a mortgage: Owning a home comes with costs some might not think about Lansing State Journal / Ieva M. Augstums

Bernanke Can Aid Economy by Taking a `Breather' Bloomberg / Kevin Hassett

NY: Helter Shelter NY Post / Braden Keil

CO: Slowing home sales hit trades Denver Post / Margaret Jackson and Aldo Svaldi

Fed, Still Harboring Inflation Concerns, May Wait to Raise Rate Bloomberg / Scott Lanman and Simon Kennedy

Japan's Five-Year Notes Gain; Yields Fall to Lowest Since March Bloomberg / Keiko Ujikane

Focusing on a bull's bull Marketwatch / Peter Brimelow

Euro Reaches Record High Against Yen on Rate Differentials Bloomberg / Ron Harui and Kosuke Goto

Real Wages Fail to Match a Rise in Productivity NY Times / Steven Greenhouse and David Leonhardt

The Pause That Depresses: Recession to Begin Within Six Months and Depression Prior to 2008Q2 Prophet of Doom and Gloom via Safehaven / Jas Jain

Crude Oil Falls on Signs Storm May Miss Gulf Production Areas Bloomberg / Gavin Evans and Christian Schmollinger

Numbers show a second-rate US Christian Science Monitor / David R. Francis

Global Trends May Hinder Effort to Curb U.S. Inflation NY Times / Edmund L. Andrews

Hedge Funds Fuel Treasury Rally With Record Bet on 10-Year Debt Bloomberg / Ann Saphir and Elizabeth Stanton

Gold's Appeal Wanes as Economy Slows, Inflation Concern Eases Bloomberg / Pham-Duy Nguyen

UK: The myth of middle-class inflation Guardian – Observer / Ashley Seager

Japan: Sushi and Doughnuts Have Role in BOJ's Mistake Bloomberg / William Pesek

Yen Slumps Most in Nine Months as Interest-Rate Trades Resume Bloomberg / Chris Young


Interest rates squeeze credit union margins Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / Paul Gores

The Federal Reserve and Texas Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas / Richard W. Fisher

Fed minutes point to ‘close call’ on rates FT / Richard Beales

The myth of central banks and inflation FT / Kenneth Rogoff

Investors should also consider lag time Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Minutes of the Federal Open Market Committee Federal Reserve Board

Is the Fed really done? CNN / Paul R. La Monica

Fed feared risk of overtightening Reuters via CNN

Survey: Faith in economy suffering AP via Washington Times

A big test $ The Economist

Bankruptcies at 20-Year Low / Sarah Johnson

No Cuts, No Butts, No Coconuts Pimco / Bill Gross

Money and the Stock Market: What is the Relation? Ludwig von Mises Institute / Frank Shostak

Edgy Investors Have Sense Fall Is Coming NY Post / Tom Bawden

Household income posts first gain in 6 years CNN / Les Christie

Here’s One Reason Filling up Your Tank Is So Expensive NY Post / John Crudele

ECB likely to hold interest rate steady AP via NJ Post / Matt Moore

Treasuries briefly pare losses on confidence data Reuters

U.S. Treasuries Fall a Second Day Before Auctions, Fed Minutes Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton and Agnes Lovasz

Crude below $70 a barrel for first time since April Marketwatch / Ciara Linnane

Federal Reserve Events Reuters

Consumer Confidence in U.S. Falls to 99.6 in August From 107.0 Bloomberg / Bob Willis

Wealth gap widens CNN / Jeanne Sahadi

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

Tuesday's Analysis / Marty Chenard

Barnes & Noble Gets Options Subpoena AP via Forbes

Soft Landing Might Have Big Impact in the Markets Bloomberg / Chet Currier

Prudential Admits Improper Trading LA Times / Walter Hamilton

IL: 3.7% pay raise expected for '07 Chicago Sun Times / Francine Knowles

The "R" Word Daily Standard / Irwin M. Stelzer

Fed May Tolerate Faster Inflation as Housing Sags, Growth Slows Bloomberg / Craig Torres

Mass. home foreclosures rise quickly Boston Herald / Jerry Kronenberg

Housing in a Funk Daily Reckoning via Lew Rockwell / Bill Bonner

Detroit Sees Cheap Gas as History NY Times / Micheline Maynard

IRS CREB Allocations Delayed Bond Buyer / Humberto Sanchez

Yuan Advances as Asian Currencies Gain, IMF Meeting Approaches Bloomberg / Christina Soon

Japan's Jobless Rate Falls as Growth Spurs Hiring Bloomberg / Jason Clenfield


Savings rate may be difficult to save Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

What Can the Government Tax? National Review / Bruce Bartlett

Bernanke’s International Time Bomb Lew Rockwell / Gary North

New Minutes Show a More Fractured Fed Washington Post / Nell Henderson

Fed decision a close call AP via St. Paul Pioneer Press / Jeannine Aversa

UK consumers brush off rate rise FT / Jamie Chisholm

Commercial/Multifamily Originations Up 17.3% During Q2 2006 Mortgage Bankers Association

Bonds may underperform CDS on new sales Reuters

Emerging debt-U.S. GDP revision sparks bond rally Reuters / Walter Brandimarte

Gas may be headed back near $2 CNN

Imports soaring Lansing State Journal / Tom Krisher

Economy Grew Faster Than Expected NY Times / David Leonhardt

CA: Higher incomes could cost the county Orange County Register / Andrew Galvin and Ronald Campbell

Month-end index changes to lift Treasuries Reuters / Richard Leong

Economists Watch for Creeping Inflation AP via Baltimore Sun / Dan Sewell

Fed's Lacker Hasn't Changed View Since Opposing Pause Bloomberg / Kathleen Hays and Scott Lanman

Fed's Lacker - inflation risks becoming entrenched Reuters

Fed's Lacker: Fed may not have acted fast enough on inflation Reuters via CNN

Dow Closes Up 13, Nasdaq Finishes Up 13 AP via Baltimore Sun / Joe Bel Bruno

Judge Calls for New Trial in Vioxx Case AP via Forbes / Janet McConnaughey

Optional Sox Forbes / Mallory Factor

U.S. Economy: Second-Quarter Growth, Income Revised Bloomberg / Courtney Schlisserman

US GDP growth revised up to 2.9% FT / Daniel Pimlott

At Seventeen Pimco / Paul McCulley

Treasuries Gain, Driving 10-Year Yield to Lowest Since March Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton and Michael McDonald

A Primer on Inflation Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas / Richard W. Fisher

Bernanke's Hometown Fetes Him as Hero, Misses Out on Prosperity Bloomberg / Steve Matthews and Chris Burritt

Fed nervous over rates Financial Post / Peter Morton

Fed's Fisher Says Inflation Isn't So `Well Behaved' Bloomberg / Vivien Lou Chen and Scott Lanman

Wednesday's Analysis / Marty Chenard

What to Expect from the IRS / Marie Leone

Dollar little changed AP via NJ Post

The Economics of Groundhog Day Ludwig von Mises Institute / DW MacKenzie

Bond Investors Skirt Default Debacle in New Orleans Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

Fed Is Likely to Stay With Its Pause on Rates Bloomberg / John M. Berry

US home loan demand falls 1st time in four weeks Reuters / Julie Haviv

Nerves Are Shot NY Post / Tom Bawden

At last, buoyant economy lifts incomes Christian Science Monitor / Alexandra Marks

World economy may be due for slower growth Philadelphia Inquirer / Andrew Cassel

2007 Will Be the Real Test for Euro-Area Revival Bloomberg / Matthew Lynn

China ups '05 GDP growth to 10.2 percent AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer / Joe McDonald

Cry the Beloved CEOs and Their 2.2% Pay Raises Bloomberg / Graef Crystal

US Treasuries mark time in Asia before GDP; auction Reuters

Japan's Bonds Advance on View BOJ, Fed to Keep Rates on Hold Bloomberg / Chris Cooper

Fed halts rate-raising policy AP via Detroit News / Jeannine Aversa

Fed’s Notes See Easing in Growth NY Times / Louis Uchitelle

A Forecast for a Fork in the Road NY Times / David Leonhardt

Consumer confidence tumbles to its lowest level in nine months AP via Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Madlen Read

Mortgage Applications Decline in Latest Survey Mortgage Bankers Association

Euronext Second-Quarter Profit Rises 63% on Trading Bloomberg / Nandini Sukumar

Euro Climbs on Speculation Trichet Will Signal Rate Increases Bloomberg / Kosuke Goto and Ron Harui



The danger of labor market struggles Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

EU: Fields of cars under gathering clouds The Economist

TX: Asking for more money but offering less coverage Houston Chronicle / Loren Steffy

Poole says he keeps open mind until the FOMC votes Marketwatch

Fed and ECB diverge on economic outlook FT / Chris Giles in London and Ralph Atkins in Frankfurt

Foreclosures rise as income falls, expenses pop up Dallas Morning News / Steve Brown

If Boomers Have It All, What’s Left? NY Times Floyd Norris

The danger of labor market struggles Dallas Morning News / Danielle Dimartino

Fields of cars under gathering clouds The Economist

Big Blue's Clues / Nicole Ridgway

UK: Capitals of capital The Economist

What ails the world’s biggest spender on health? $ FT / Christopher Bowe and Clive Cookson

All aboard! The Economist

Mortgage rates down for sixth week in a row AP via MSNBC

Wall Street holds on to rally CNN

Productivity Federal Reserve Board / Ben S. Bernanke

Oil Prices Drop Below $70 a Barrel AP via Newsday

Jobs: Worried about weakness, for a change CNN / Chris Isidore

Pressured US shoppers grow more selective $ FT / Jonathan Birchall

Fed chief sees continuing productivity gains FT via MSNBC

Eurozone interest rates held at 3% FT / Neil Dennis

Housing `Short Sales' Are Latest Sign of Stress Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

Uh oh. Here comes September CNN / Alexandra Twin

Thursday's Analysis / Marty Chenard

U.S. Retailers Report Sales Gains on Back-to-School Bloomberg / Cotten Timberlake

US Midwest business grows, but recession may loom Reuters

U.S. Economy: Consumer Spending Gains, Inflation Tame Bloomberg / Carlos Torres

Core inflation up less than forecast Reuters via CNN

Market Wants Goldilocks NY Post / Tom Bawden

Jobs in heart of darkness Baltimore Sun / Amy Rosewater

Old Rules for Gauging Labor Market Don't Work Bloomberg / Gene Sperling

Volatility Fades as Markets Price for Perfection Bloomberg / Mark Gilbert

Survey of Tenth District Manufacturers Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

SC: Welcome awaits Bernanke The State / C. Grant Jackson

Peak Oil Forecasters Win Converts on Wall Street to $200 Crude Bloomberg / Deepak Gopinath

IL: Phone rates set to jump in '07 Chicago Tribune / Jon Van

Trichet Signals Rate Increase, Pledges ECB Vigilance Bloomberg / Matthew Brockett and John Fraher

Backdating Sparks Bond Battle / Sarah Johnson

Japan's 5-Year Notes Gain, Yields Set for Record Monthly Drop Bloomberg / Chris Cooper

Crude price probes may strike oil Marketwatch / David Callaway

MA: Condo projects on hold: Demand slows as building costs soar Boston Herald / Scott Van Voorhis

NY: Middle-Class Residents Ask How Long They Will Be Welcome in Their ‘Town’ NY Times / Alan Feuer

Britain's border problem: The British are leaving Christian Science Monitor / Mark Rice-Oxley

Yen Drops to Record Against Euro as Industrial Production Falls Bloomberg / Chris Young and Ron Harui