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MI: Union numbers continue to fall Lansing State Journal

Peter Schiff vs. Art Laffer Euro Pacific via Safehaven / Peter Schiff

The Utilities Averages' new high Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

Experts: Big Drop in Gas Prices Unlikely AP via Chicago Tribune / Brad Foss

Property decline offsets US jobless fall FT / Richard Beales

Ford's zero percent financing brings in buyer traffic Dallas Morning News / Terry Box

IRS Fraudulent Refunds an Estimated $318M AP via Washington Post / Mary Dalrymple

U.S. Treasury bond prices finish higher AP via Houston Chronicle

ECB's Trichet Says Oil, Wages Are Inflation Danger Bloomberg / Isabella Lamera and John Fraher

Copper, silver rise slightly; gold slips AP via Houston Chronicle

Gateway rejects $450 million offer by e-Machine founder for retail line Philadelphia Inquirer

CO: Home rental vacancy rate hits 7.1% in Q2 Rocky Mountain News / John Rebchook

Fed's Bernanke: Can't rule out China hard landing Reuters

Remarks at the presentation of the Order of the Palmetto, Dillon, South Carolina Federal Reserve Board / Ben S. Bernanke

Fed gets inflation target benefits informally-study Reuters / Ros Krasny

Federal Reserve Events Reuters

Housing market woes benefit US apartment landlords Reuters / Ilaina Jonas

July pending home sales fall 7 percent Reuters via CNN

Dow hits three-month high CNN / Alexandra Twin and Steve Hargreaves

Ford's August U.S. Auto Sales Fall; GM, Toyota Gain Bloomberg / Bill Koenig and Alan Ohnsman

Job growth: 'Just right' CNN / Chris Isidore

U.S. ISM Manufacturing Index Drops to 54.5 in August From 54.7 Bloomberg / Courtney Schlisserman

Wall Street gains following jobs report FT / John O’Doherty

U.S. Economy: Job Growth Picks Up, Unemployment Drops Bloomberg / Carlos Torres

Don't Believe Those Inflation Numbers Ludwig Von Mises Institute / Mark Brandly

Friday's Analysis / Marty Chenard

Inflation Targets and Inflation Expectations: Some Evidence from the Recent Oil Shocks Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Early jobs sparked Bernanke's interests AP via Houston Chronicle

Bernanke Makes the New Case for Global Investing Bloomberg / Chet Currier

Bond Market Is Set to Debate If Issue Price Matters Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

Opposite ends of the labor market face opposite problems Christian Science Monitor / Mark Trumbull

Bernanke Makes the New Case for Global Investing Bloomberg /  Chet Currier

Utilities Averages' new high Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

NY: Downtown High NY Post / Paul Tharp

Gold Digging Tipsters eyed In options trades NY Post / Zachery Kouwe 

European Manufacturing May Have Grown for 14th Month in August Bloomberg / Jeffrey T. Lewis

India develops its industrial strength NY Times via IHT / Keith Bradsher


Rally faces first big test CNN / Alexandra Twin

Callable CDs can pay higher rates, but there are pitfalls Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / Humberto Cruz

Employees soon might have the edge Denver Post / Al Lewis

FL: Economy may wilt season's last hurrah Orlando Sentinel / Christopher Boyd

Deja Vu All Over Again Thoughts From The Frontline via Safehaven / John Mauldin

Market conditions favor mortgage-backed securities Marketwatch / Leslie Wines

Housing casts shadow on prospects for banks Marketwatch / Nick Godt

The Odd Recovery: Unemployment Is Low and So Is Employment NY Times / Floyd Norris

Desperate home sellers turning to auctions Sarasota Herald-Tribune via Dallas Fort Worth Star Telegram / Michael Pollick

For Workers Sent Abroad, a Tax Jolt NY Times / Keith Bradsher

Parents shell out big bucks for tutors Bloomberg via Washington Times / Lisa Kassenaar

U.S. Treasuries Extend Rally, Driving Yields to Five-Month Lows Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton

European 10-Year Bonds Record Weekly Gain on Inflation View Bloomberg / Gavin Finch and Agnes Lovasz

Bernanke learned value of hard work The State / Stella M. Hopkins

Workers lose traction over past 10 years CNN / Jeanne Sahadi

Arizona job gains likely to continue Arizona Republic / Chad Graham

Yen Falls for Fifth Straight Week Versus Euro, Sets Record Low Bloomberg / Daniel Kruger


The housing collapse heard round the world Globe and Mail / Barbara Mckenna

Symptoms of recession are there Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Has oil production finally peaked? BBC News

What 40-hour workweek? San Diego Union Tribune / Michael Kinsman

More 20-somethings turning into homeowners Albany Times Union via The State / Deborah Moore

CO: The pace of pay Denver Post / Aldo Svaldi, Tom McGhee and Beth Potter

Wall St Week Ahead: Stocks may climb after Labor Day Reuters / Vivianne Rodrigues

Fund managers keep cap on commissions $ FT / Kate Burgess

CA: High home prices, stagnant wages put squeeze on middle class Long Beach Press Telegram / Barbara Correa

Greenback falls on US housing concerns AFP via Taipei Times

Service Industries Suggest Slower Growth: U.S. Economy Preview Bloomberg / Carlos Torres

'New economy' means stagnant pay for most workers Baltimore Sun / Jay Hancock

FL: Housing chill could ax jobs Palm Beach Post / Marilyn Geewax

CA: Fixed rate stable while 1-year ARM ends week lower Orange County Register

One condo-flipping crisis doesn't make a recession Independent / Mark Tinker

PA: Home buyers socked by title insurance Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Patricia Sabatini

Lowering rate is so 5 percent ago Boston Herald / Kenneth R. Harney

Ford Chief Says `We're in Trouble' in North America Bloomberg / Bill Koenig

Merrill Lynch rates a 'buy' after strong earnings growth Chicago Tribune via Baltimore Sun / Andrew Leckey

UK: Who can we count on for growth if we can't count on American consumers? Independent / Hamish McRae

Is a Recession Ahead? A Bond Buyer’s Debate NY Times / Robert D. Hershey, Jr.

For economy to thrive, employers must fill jobs Tennessean / Tom Negri

Home price data takes center stage this week Marketwatch / Greg Robb

Copper theft rising Clarion Ledger / Arnold Lindsay

The Last Stand of the 6-Percenters? NY Times / Damon Darlin

Anxiety complex? LA Times / Diane Wedner

Bubble Trouble Rubbish NY Post / Terry Keenan

Fixed-rate loans come in many sizes, shapes and payment plans Inman News via LA Times / Jack Guttentag

A low appraisal doesn't always jeopardize a deal Inman News via LA Times / Dian Hymer

WA: Home prices' long rise: Is the end near? Seattle Times / Elizabeth Rhodes

Offshoring can be positive, or it can be painful Philadelphia Inquirer / Andrew Cassel

How investors will know a real rally's on the way Chicago Sun Times / Alexander P. Paris

Ford CEO Says Automaker Must Change Ways AP via NY Times

Nasdaq may launch hostile bid for LSE Guardian – Observer / Richard Wachman

Why the Tide Hasn’t Turned Toward Growth Stocks US News and World Report via NY Times Paul J. Lim

Rising trade, abundance should benefit everyone Toronto Star / David Crane

IMF Raises Forecast for World Economy Growth to 5.1%, Ansa Says Bloomberg / Andrew Davis

The State of Research Isn’t All That Grand NY Times / Anna Bernasek



Firms Vest Early, Dodge Option Expense / Marie Leone

Treasuries retreat after U.S. holiday Reuters

New bull-market surprise ahead? Marketwatch / Paul B. Farrell

Low wages complicate debt payment UPI

How Confusion About the Money Supply is Damaging the US Economy Brookes News via Safehaven / Gerard Jackson

Bush Vows to Keep Workers Competitive AP via Newsday / Deb Riechmann

CA: There may be hope Long Beach Press Telegram / Felix Sanchez

Microsoft / Yahoo FT / Lex

Online banking up 27% in 2005 MCT via Lansing State Journal

1 in 3 car buyers opt for longer loans Gannett News via Lansing Satte Journal / John Eckberg

Happy Labor Day: More work, less pay St. Paul Tribune via Seattle Post Intelligencer / H.J. Cummins

Bush gives economy good marks AP via Dallas Morning News

Retail Analyst Quits Street for Solo Gig NY Post / Suzanne Parker

The end of the American dream? BBC News / Steve Schifferes

Bankruptcy filings hit 20-year lows Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Jason Cato

For all but 'hotshot' young workers, a hard time in America NY Times via IHT / Steven Greenhouse

Oil Falls to 11-Week Low as Gasoline Demand, Iran Concerns Ease Bloomberg / Eduard Gismatullin

Crude oil futures drop below $69 AP via NJ Post / George Jahn

Russia's Debt Rating Raised One Step By S&P to BBB+ Bloomberg / Svenja O'Donnell

Sweden Sends Message to Europe as Election Looms Bloomberg / Matthew Lynn

Wi-fi showing up almost everywhere South Florida Sun Sentinel / Jeff Zbar

Taxes and spending Washington Times / Timothy J. Penny

IL: Illegal immigrant workers, the health-care system and taxpayers all pay a steep price Chicago Tribune / Stephen Franklin and Darnell Little

Treasury Bills Scheduled for This Week NY Times

Internet Phone Upstart at a Crossroads: Off the Hook, or Off the Mark? NY Times / Matt Richtel

Central Banks Favor Fannie, Freddie Debt Over U.S. Treasuries Bloomberg / Michael McDonald

Going for the Long Ball Pimco / Mark Kiesel

Japanese Bonds Provide World's Best Returns as Economy Slows Bloomberg / Issei Morita and Keiko Ujikane


Utah home values boom Salt Lake Tribune / Lesley Mitchell

Horrors may hit before Halloween Australian via Fiend’s SuperBear Page / Anatole Kaletsky

Heading for a Fall? / Will Swarts

WI: Housing values slow suddenly Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / Michele Derus

Home equity borrowers on the edge Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Share gains with globalisation’s losers $ FT / Martin Wolf

Agencies Seek Public Comment on Basel II and Market Risk Proposed Rulemakings Federal Reserve Board

Frederic S. Mishkin sworn in as member of the Board of Governors Federal Reserve Board

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

Nasdaq jumps, Dow drifts CNN / Alexandra Twin

Oil In Them Thar Waters? Forbes / Tom Van Riper

Oil prices fall on ample supplies, end of driving season AP via San Diego Union Tribune

On oil prices FT / John Authers

Inversion and reversion The Economist

U.S. Treasuries Drop Most in 8 Weeks as Low Yields Prompt Sales Bloomberg / Deborah Finestone and Elizabeth Stanton

Stocks fluctuate in afternoon trading AP via The State / Joe Bel Bruno

Sharp home price pullback CNN / Les Christie

Copper, Nickel, Gold Surge on Demand From Investment Funds Bloomberg / Katy Watson and Chanyaporn Chanjaroen

You are working harder and getting paid less NY Post / John Crudele

Major U.S. oil source is tapped CNN / Chris Isidore

U.S. Treasuries slip on profit-taking, OECD report Reuters / Lucia Mutikani

Tuesday's Analysis / Marty Chenard

Intel job cuts expected Reuters via CNN

Job Losses May Turn Housing Slump Into a Rout Bloomberg / John F. Wasik

Fed leader goes home to a prospering economy Newsday / James P. Pinkerton

Fed rates may need to rise, ECB can continue-OECD Reuters / Brian Love

Yield-Curve Recession Indicator Flashes Yellow Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

Bond Investors Do Their Bit to Cut Recession Risk Bloomberg / Chet Currier

US Aug layoffs surge, housing slowdown cited Reuters

`Blank Check' IPOs Alarm NASD Amid Resurgence of Unnamed Deals Bloomberg / Elizabeth Hester

Indexing brings peace of mind to mutual funds Philadelphia Inquirer / Jeff Brown

Moody's rating hedge fund risk CNN

ETF-O-Mania Forbes / Michael Maiello and Megan Johnston

Oil firms: Tests indicate oil discovery in Gulf AP via Houston Chronicle

Oil prices recover after overnight fall, but still under $69 a barrel AP via Houston Chronicle

Russia's Consumer Borrowing Feeds Asset-Backed Market Bloomberg / Sebastian Boyd and Todd Prince

Europe's Services Expand at Slowest Pace in 7 Months Bloomberg / Dara Doyle

Hallowed Ground or Sprawl? Let Congress Decide Bloomberg / Andrew Ferguson

Labor's Lost Lament Daily Standard / Irwin M. Stelzer

September song Marketwatch / Dr. Irwin Kellner

Top US companies cut working capital 5.6 pct-study Reuters

Japan's 10-Year Bonds Decline; Auction Demand Lowest Since 2003 Bloomberg / Keiko Ujika

Coffee in New York Poised for Price Jolt on Smaller Brazil Crop Bloomberg / Claudia Carpenter and Nguyen Dieu Tu Uyen

Dip in gas prices may lift entire economy Christian Science Monitor / Ron Scherer

The Goldilocks Economy... Fundamental Trader Alert via Safehaven / Mark McMillan

Yen Rises to Two-Week High as Fukui May Signal Rate Increase Bloomberg / Chris Young and Kosuke Goto


WI: Incomes grow, but pace is slow Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / Avrum D. Lank

Have You Driven Out a Ford, Lately? Slate / Daniel Gross

House Republicans Defy Bush on Immigration Ahead of Election Bloomberg / Nicholas Johnston

Boomers won't drive consumption Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Stocks Tumble on Fears of Fed Rate Hikes AP via Baltimore Sun / Tim Paradis

Nasdaq has worst day since late July Marketwatch / Mark Cotton

Ex-Illinois governor sentenced to 78 months FT / Doug Cameron

Ford bonds rally on executive shakeup news Marketwatch / Leslie Wines

American Housing Horror Show: Twice As Many Units Built Than the Demand! Prophet of Doom and Gloom via Safehaven / Jas Jain

ETF Investors Take Note / Lawrence Carrel

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

Canada: Lending rate steady at 4.25% CP via Toronto Star

New York Oil Falls to 5-Month Low as Iran Supply Concern Eases Bloomberg / Mark Shenk

Beige Book Federal Reserve Board

Barbarians in the boardroom Marketwatch / David Callaway

FL: Home-price increases slow Palm Beach Post / Linda Rawls

Seniors carrying a heavier debt load NY Daily News / Jean Chatzky

Retiring baby boomers create worker shortage AP via Long Beach Press Telegram / Emily Fredrix

Crude oil slips to $68.14 per barrel UPI

U.S. Stocks Retreat on Inflation Concern; Sunoco, Intel Decline Bloomberg / Hilary Johnson

Poole Says Fed Can Be `Patient,' Wait for Inflation to Recede Bloomberg / Kathleen Hays and Scott Lanman

U.S. service growth rose in August – survey Reuters

Treasuries Drop as Labor Costs Rise, Service Sector Expands Bloomberg / Deborah Finestone and Aaron Pan

Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Retreat as Mortgage Bond Market Mutates Bloomberg / James Tyson

Treasuries extend losses after high Q2 unit labor costs Reuters

Mortgages Grow Riskier, and Investors Are Attracted NY Times / Vikas Bajaj

US chain store sales rise 0.3 pct in latest week Reuters

Productivity slows to 1.6 pct. Increase AP via Houston Chronicle

U.S. mortgage applications rose in latest week-MBA Reuters

Public Will Pay for Convention-Center Hotel Binge Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

Wednesday's Analysis / Marty Chenard

Congress Wants to Ensure SEC Has Funds to Police Option Awards Bloomberg / Vineeta Anand and Jesse Westbrook

Home Purchase Applications Rise in Latest Survey Mortgage Bankers Association

CA: Now This Is a Tough Commute LA Times / Joseph Menn

CO: Housing slump deepens Denver Post / Aldo Svaldi

Some real estate agents protect status quo -- even if it costs them NY Times via Seattle Post Intelligencer / Damon Darlinthe

CA: State Farm to Cut Rates for Homeowners LA Times / Marc Lifsher

Oil Falls to Three-Month Low as Iran, Hurricane Concerns Ease Bloomberg / Eduard Gismatullin

European Economies: ECB's Weber Signals 2007 Rate Outlook Open Bloomberg / John Fraher

Good Times Are Over for Europe's Investment Banks Bloomberg / Matthew Lynn

Party may be over for investment banks CNN / Shaheen Pasha

“Make Ur Rich” Makes $120 Million, Loses It NY Post / John Crudele and Bill King

Look, No Handcuffs! Forbes / James M. Clash

IMF warns of ‘severe global slowdown’ FT / Javier Blas and Scheherazade Daneshkhu

Will Bush's Paulson Come to Asia, or Goldman's? Bloomberg / William Pesek



Third-quarter earnings $ FT / John Authers

Money funds rose in latest week AP via Houston Chronicle

European Economies: ECB at Odds With Investors on Rate Outlook Bloomberg / John Fraher and Simon Kennedy

Boomers could soon feed deflation Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Print More Money, Create Higher Inflation? National Review / Thomas E. Nugent

Gas prices will decide models, Wagoner says Lansing State Journal / Tom Krisher

Vote of No Confidence / Lisa Scherzer

High Stakes Poker in the Crude Oil Market SirChartsAlot via Safehaven / Gary Dorsch

Savvy oil exec tells us lunch won't be free St. Louis Post Dispatch / David Nicklaus

The Dirty Secret of Fund Returns / Rob Wherry

TX: Real estate sees the rise of discounters San Antonio Express News / Jennifer Hiller

Is it time to face up to the fact that the house price crash is here via Fiend’s SuperBear Page / Bill Fleckenstein

Asset Deflation Crashes Through the Window Ponder This via Safehaven / Steve Moyer

Spending Tax Dollars to Collect Them Washington Post / Michelle Singletary

Bonds break losing streak AP via Houston Chronicle / Deborah Lynn Blumberg

US labor costs up but not drastic--staffing execs Reuters / Nick Zieminski

Fed's Yellen Says Inflation May Start Dropping Faster Bloomberg / Scott Lanman and Steve Matthews

Rates at appropriate level, Fed's Yellen says Marketwatch / Greg Robb

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

IRS Chief: CFO Pay Should Be Fixed / David M. Katz

Gold drops as much as 3% as the dollar gains Marketwatch / Myra P. Saefong

Uncle Sam's teat The Economist

Pound falls on Blair uncertainty BBC News

Dismal science, dismal sentence The Economist

The heat is on The Economist

IL: Private schools and school enrollment in Chicago PDF Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago / William Sander

Microsoft, Murdoch Crave Bite of Apple's IPod Pie Bloomberg / Mark Gilbert

Bye-bye bear? Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

Strongest, weakest housing markets Business Week via MSNBC

CO: Falling rates opening doors for new mortgage seekers Denver Post / Aldo Svaldi

Realtors expect home prices to fall Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

U.S. July wholesale inventories rise 0.8 pct Reuters

Jobless claims take a big dip Reuters via CNN

Wages Are a Problem -- Just Not for Employers Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

Why It's Past Time to Pass Minimum Wage Increase Bloomberg / John M. Berry

Thursday's Analysis / Marty Chenard

U.S. Stocks Fall on Housing Slump; KB Home, Beazer Homes Drop Bloomberg / Hilary Johnson

Oil prices regain some ground AP via NJ Post

Dollar at 3-week euro high, yen rallies on G7 talk Marketwatch / Wanfeng Zhou

How Wall Street Has Changed 5 Yrs. After 9/11 NY Post / John Crudele

Options On The Hill Forbes / Jessica Holzer

U.S., China Must Back IMF, End Currency Impasse Bloomberg / Andy Mukherjee

BoE keeps interest rates on hold FT / Chris Giles

Rain on the Economic Forecasters' Parade Tech Central Station / Martin Fridson

Nasdaq Is Planning to Start an Options Exchange in 2007 NY Times / Jenny Anderson

Labor Costs Shake a Pillar of Fed Policy NY Times / Jeremy W. Peters

Congress Is Urged to Hold Off Acting on Options and Pay NY Times / Eric Dash

'I Buy Goods From Poorer Countries' Tech Central Station / Jason Miks

Congress eyes 'pork-barrel' reforms Christian Science Monitor / Gail Russell Chaddock

Paulson Calls on APEC to Reignite World Trade Talks Bloomberg / Alison Fitzgerald

Currency Strategists: Yen May Fall on Fund Outflows Bloomberg / Ron Harui

S. Korea Economic Growth to Slow in 2007, Kwon Says Bloomberg / Seyoon Kim and Kim Kyoungwha


Oil Prices Rise, Reversing Course AP via Las Vegas Sun

Dollar at 6-week highs; yen falls Marketwatch / Wanfeng Zhou

Low, stable inflation expectations key to pause: Pianalto Marketwatch / Greg Robb

Sustained Weakness in Business Conditions: Real or Analyst Gloom? Morgan Stanley / Shital Patel and Richard Berner

IMF's Rato says US current account gap not sustainable AFX via Forbes

Fed study shows 2005 jump in non-prime mortgages Reuters

Help! Home for sale CNN / Les Christie

How Low Will Real Estate Go? Forbes / Lacey Rose

On the Road to Global Rebalancing Morgan Stanley / Stephen Roach

Oil Update: Easing Has Started, but Mind Short-Term Risks Morgan Stanley / Eric Chaney and Richard Berner

US Recession, De-Coupling and the Dollar Morgan Stanley / Stephen Jen and Luca Bindelli

Monthly Mutual Fund Report Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Japan: Tight Supply/Demand Drives Asset Market Euphoria Morgan Stanley / Takehiro Sato

Treasurys up ahead of 9/11 anniversary Dow Jones via Houston Chronicle / Emily Barrett

Japan: The Real Message in Lending Data Morgan Stanley / Robert Alan Feldman

CalSTRS looks to restrict gifts Sacramento Bee / Gilbert Chan

Treasurys still higher after Fed's Pianalto Marketwatch / Leslie Wines

Bernanke wants to "depersonalize" the Fed: WSJ Reuters

Inflation, Inflation Expectations, and Monetary Policy Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland / Sandra Pianalto

Fed's Pianalto defends leaving rates untouched Reuters via CNN

Housing Drag on U.S. Economy May Let Fed Stay on Hold Bloomberg / Joe Richter and Kristy McKeaney

Federal Reserve Events Reuters

U.S. Stocks Rise as Housing Slump Signals Fed Won't Raise Rates Bloomberg / Hilary Johnson

Friday's Analysis / Marty Chenard

Backdating Scandal Hits Retailers / Stephen Taub

Home Depot Targets Office Builders as Housing Slows Bloomberg / Mark Clothier

OPEC likely to keep production steady AP via NJ Post / William J. Kole

Oil prices drop below $67 a barrel AP via NJ Post

Oil Prices Fall in Asian Trading AP via NY Times

Paulson Says Strong Dollar Is in U.S. National Interest Bloomberg / Alison Fitzgerald

Housing decline: How 'temporary'? Philadelphia Inquirer / Andrew Cassel

CO: August home sales drop 11% from year ago Rocky Mountain News / John Rebchook

Housing Market Down In The Dumps NY Post / Tom Bawden

Volatile Markets May Not Be as Wacky as They Look Bloomberg / Chet Currier

Kentucky Bond Appeal May Transform Municipal Market Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

New Role for Rubin: Policy Guru NY Times / Landon Thomas, Jr.

NYBOT’s $eat$ Biddin’ Up NY Post / Zachery Kouwe

NYSE Traders Protest Thain's Fee Increase, Threaten Job Cuts Bloomberg / Edgar Ortega

BOJ leaves interest rates unchanged AP via NJ Post

New oil find tests drilling's watery limits Christian Science Monitor / Mark Trumbull

Crude Oil May Fall on Higher-Than-Average U.S. Fuel Inventories Bloomberg / Mark Shenk

NY: What $500,000 gets you Newsday / Joie Tyrrell

UK: Rates frozen, but for how long? Scotsman / Nick Bevens

China Inflation Probably Accelerated in August on Food, Energy Bloomberg / Nerys Avery

HSBC Salsa Banker Shows China How to Go Shopping Bloomberg / William Pesek


MD: Shift to buyer's market stymies house sellers Baltimore Sun / Lorraine Mirabella

Report: High-Cost Loans on The Rise Washington Post / Kirstin Downey

Eyes on brokerages as economic gauge AP via Modesto Bee / Joe Bel Bruno

Fed's Poole-Fed can be patient with policy-BBG TV Reuters

CA: More using subprime loans to buy homes Orange County Register / Jeff Collins

Treasuries Drop First Time in Four Weeks Amid Corporate Sales Bloomberg / Deborah Finestone

Japan's Bonds Drop on Week Amid Speculation Rally Went Too Far Bloomberg / Issei Morita

Ford CEO Gets $18.5M Upfront, $2M Salary AP via Baltimore Sun / Sarah Karush

Ford's restructuring plan means deeper cuts likely Lansing State Journal / AP via Tom Krisher

Countrywide President Kurland Departs LA Times / E. Scott Reckard

G-20 Aim to Break Trade Talk Impasse AP via Newsday / Michael Astor

Yen Posts Biggest Weekly Advance Against Euro Since February Bloomberg / Min Zeng

Oil Projects Idle as Supply of Gear, Staff Runs Dry LA Times / Chris Kraul and Elizabeth Douglass

Consumer Credit Slowed in July as Higher Wages Provided Cash Bloomberg via NY Times

Consumer borrowing slows in July AP via NJ Post / Martin Crutsinger

Measuring National Economies by the Arm’s Length NY Times / Floyd Norris

An option ARM may seem good, but beware Bank Rate via Seattle Post Intelligencer / Holden Lewis

Not Dunn Yet NY Post / Paul Tharp

HP's Dunn will resign if asked AP via Bradenton Journal / Michael Liedtke

More Irregularities Are Found at Broadcom Bloomberg via NY Times

Treasury cuts Iran bank's link to U.S. AP via Washington Times

There's a surprising amount of presidential timber Marketwatch / Marshall Loeb



Stay Tuned On Munis Wall Street Journal / Tom Herman

Corporate overreaction renews 'spirit of inquisition' Baltimore Sun / Jay Hancock

Wall Street Warily Watches Main Street Wall Street Journal / Gregory Zuckerman

MI: First-time home buyers face a crush of choices, especially at a time when the market is glutted Detroit Free Press / Margarita Bauza

Hold on to lessons from 9/11 Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

U.S. Treasuries pause, market eyes Fed speeches Reuters

U.S. Gas Prices Drop Nearly 22 Cents Newsday

Government struggles to spend homeland security funds Bloomberg via Baltimore Sun

KS: Housing market solid, steady Wichita Eagle / Bill Wilson

Look to CDs To Grab 5% Wall Street Journal / Diana Ransom

Inflation cliffhanger this week Marketwatch / Greg Robb

Less to smile about in Brown's day job Scotsman / Bill Jamiseson

FL: Homeowners take big risk `going bare' Miami Herald / Monica Hatcher

It's hard to detect fallout from 9/11 in U.S. economy St. Louis Post Dispatch / David Nicklaus

Some rates unfazed by Fed hikes Arizona Republic / Russ Wiles

Lenders rally to stem foreclosures as interest rates increase Inman News via LA Times / Lew Sichelman

Housing market may be on ice, but the blame market is red hot Chicago Tribune / Mary Umberger

TN: Real estate market tangles newcomers Tennessean / Chas Sisk

CA: Buyers play wait and see LA Times / Michelle Hofmann

CO: Housing market still all about location Denver Post / Aldo Svaldi, Margaret Jackson and Beth Potter

Sept. 11 recovery is testament to economy Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Gregory M. Drahuschak

Behind That Sense of Job Insecurity NY Times / Daniel Gross

Retail Sales Stall, Inflation Picks Up: U.S. Economy Preview Bloomberg / Vince Golle

Inflation cliffhanger this week Marketwatch / Greg Robb

What a Difference Five Years Makes for Ford Nest Eggs NY Times / Hubert B. Herring

Backdating Is Seen as Option in Tech Realm LA Times / Tom Petruno and Chris Gaither

Stock Tips From Spam Aren’t Just Silly. They’re Costly. Marketwatch via NY Times / Mark Hulbert

Will the stock market crash when the boomers cash in? Arizona Republic via Seattle Times / Russ wiles

Attacks altered view of money Detroit Free Press / Susan Tompor

How to Find a Fund’s True Colors $ NY Times / Gretchen Morgenson

"Bearish" investor has been on the job 8 decades Bloomberg via Seattle Times / Christine Harper

Tap water might fit your bill better than bottled Allentown Morning Call via Chicago Tribune / Gregory Karp

Protectionist backlash 'will derail world economy' Guardian – Observer / Heather Stewart

Treasury wants cut in subsidies to restart trade talks Guardian – Observer / Heather Stewart

Finance head says economic outlook murky AP via NJ Post

What If The Economy Doesn’t Land? NY Times / Conrad De Aenlle

Worry Over Housing Market Offsets Oil Price Cut NY Times / Jeff Sommer

With analyst 'sell' signals rare, investors need to be alert AP via Orlando Sentinel / Janet Stewart Kidd

Washington's Once And Future Lobby Washington Post / Jeffrey H. Birnbaum

New Rules Will Ease the Tax Burden on 401(k) Heirs LA Times / Kathy M. Kristof


Sept. 11's Financial Heroes And why they have flopped since then Slate / Daniel Gross

The real estate grapevine is exaggerating itself Long Beach Press Telegram / Don Jergler

Gold and oil $ FT / John Authers

All the world feels weight of U.S. debt Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Boomers starting up home businesses Dallas Morning News / Victor Godinez

Review and Preview Morgan Stanley / Ted Wieseman and David Greenlaw

Will Volatility Rebound? Morgan Stanley / Richard Berner

Global Speed Trap Morgan Stanley / Stephen Roach

Canada: Shady bond trading prompts scolding Globe and Mail / Heather Scoffield and Andrew Willis

Brokers' profit trend: Seasonal blip or long slump? Marketwatch / Greg Morcroft

Same Old Stupid Monetary Inflation Thing Daily Reckoning / Mogambo Guru

Nasdaq Edges Higher; Dow, S&P 500 Finish Flat Investor’s Business Daily / Vincent Mao

Oil bulls are defiant Marketwatch / Peter Brimelow

A Day To Remember Daily Reckoning / Chuck Butler

IRS settles biggest tax dispute in history AP via MSNBC

Beware the hidden threat posed by 9/11 Independent / Stephen King

Evolution of Retail Payments and the Role of the Federal Reserve Federal Reserve Board / Donald L. Kohn

The Monetary Policy Model Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis / William Poole

Fed's Poole Says Construction Supporting U.S. Economy Bloomberg / Scott Lanman and Craig Torres

Fed's Poole says prefers PCE as price objective Reuters

Bond prices edge lower AP via NJ Post / Deborah Lynn Blumberg

Treasuries weighed down by corporate supply Reuters / Burton Frierson

Oil Falls a Sixth Day on Slowing Economy, Ample Stockpiles Bloomberg / Mark Shenk

OPEC Maintains Output, May Consider Cut in December Bloomberg / Nesa Subrahmaniyan and Juan Pablo Spinetto

Remarks to the National Association of Business Economists Federal Reserve Bank of Boston / Cathy E. Minehan

Federal Reserve Events Reuters

Monday's Analysis / Marty Chenard

Stocks fall in quiet trading AP via NJ Post / Joe Bel Bruno

Doubts grow over Dell’s accounting FT / Daniel Pimlott

Big drop puts oil under $65 Reuters via CNN

What If There Were No Illegals? Forbes / Mary Crane

GM May Sell First Bonds Since 2004 as Debt Rallies Bloomberg / Mark Pittman and Aparajita Saha-Bubna

Stop home foreclosure by talking with lender Lansing State Journal / Noelle Knox

Mixed Signals NY Post / Tom Bawden and Zachery Kouwe

Yen Drops on Speculation Bank of Japan Will Lag Behind ECB Bloomberg / Min Zeng and Rodrigo Davies

Diesel not falling like gas USA Today and Cincinnati Enquirer

Dollar flat vs yen, down vs euro AP via NJ Post

Sept. 11 Attacks Drag on the World Economy Today Bloomberg / Kevin Hassett

Trichet at G10 central bankers' news conference Reuters

Japanese growth revised upwards BBC News

Texas Set To Sell $2.25B Bond Buyer / Elizabeth Albanese

NY: Five Years Later, NYC Looks to Rebuild Bond Buyer / Adam L. Cataldo

Oil falls under $66 on improved supply picture Reuters via Washington Times / Neil Chatterjee

Oil, Gold Tumble as Iran Talks Make Progress, Reducing Tensions Bloomberg / Gavin Evans and Tan Hwee Ann

At OPEC, Some Worry as Oil Prices Start Falling NY Times / Jad Mouawad

What to do with all that debt? Christian Science Monitor / Mark Trumbull

Havens may slip from favor Bloomberg via IHT / Nick Baker

Competition heats up for homeland security dollars Christian Science Monitor / Ranty Islam

Rich and poor nations agree to resume trade talks Reuters via Toronto Star / Peter Blackburn and Elzio Barreto

Chinese price inflation edges up BBC News

Taiwan: Goldman forecasts stable GDP growth Taipei Times / Jackie Lin

Congress Owns Us Lew Rockwell / Michael S. Rozeff


Inflation To Dog Bernanke For Years -Productivity Expert Dow Jones via Easy Bourse and Fiend’s SuperBear Page / Brian Blackstone

High school dropouts earn far less money AP via Yahoo / Ben Feller

China will find it hard to quell rush for the punchbowl $ FT / Richard McGregor

This isn't the time to buy starter home Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

FL: Nationwide to hike property insurance by 105.8% in some parts of South Florida South Florida Sun Sentinel / Kathy Bushouse

CO: '07 recession forecast Denver Post / Aldo Svaldi

The dogs of debt shall bark The Economist

BMA Commends NAIC for Interim Decision on Classification and Treatment of Hybrid Securities Bond Market Association

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

Fed's Yellen: Energy price drop helpful for spending Marketwatch / Alistair Barr

Gold, silver slip late in day AP via Houston Chronicle

Oil prices drop below $64 a barrel AP via Charlotte Observer / Brad Foss

Stocks Surge In Heavier Trade Investor’s Business Daily / Vincent Mao

House Republicans prepare to offer new immigration measures McClatchy / Dave Montgomery

Housing dip may give us all the shakes St. Louis Post Dispatch / David Nicklaus

Canada: House prices to hit spending CP via Toronto Star / Craig Wong

The Phoenix Will Rise National Review / Reuven Brenner

The American Dream Daily Standard / Irwin M. Stelzer

Tuesday's Analysis / Marty Chenard

Oil prices trade around $66 a barrel AP via Houston Chronicle

Will fall in oil price trump real-estate softness? Marketwatch / Dr. Irwin Kellner

Bernanke's Hippie Dictionary as Revised Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

Treasuries down; supply weighs ahead of trade data Reuters / John Parry

European Bonds Drop as Garganas Says He's Worried on Inflation Bloomberg / Agnes Lovasz

Goldman Sachs earnings fall amid summer slump Reuters

Trade Deficit in U.S. Widened to a Record $68 Billion in July Bloomberg /  Joe Richter

U.S. chain store sales down on the week - ICSC/UBS Reuters

Best Buy profit rises 22%, backs year view Marketwatch / Angela Moore

Dollar rises to 2-month high AP via NJ Post

UK: Rate rise looms as inflation stays above target FT / Jamie Chisholm

IMF Chief: Basic Economic Outlook Good AP via Baltimore Sun / William J. Kole

IMF warns of global growth danger BBC News

AZ: Prices of houses slip again Arizona Republic / Catherine Reagor

You will pay for mortgage broker's help Philadelphia Inquirer / Jeff Brown

Has electronic banking affected the importance of bank location? pdf Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

IMF Identifies Risk of `Disorderly' U.S. Dollar Drop Bloomberg / Mark Drajem and Shamim Adam

MD: Construction in decline: Housing slump hurts contractors Boston Herald / Jay Fitzgerald

The Grand Tax Illusion Tech Central Station / Tim Worstall

Is a bigger nation richer? Christian Science Monitor / Brad Knickerbocker

Brief Preamble Goldenbar via Safehaven / Ed Bugos



Canada: Weathering Economic Shocks: The Importance of Flexibility Bank of Canada

Rivals close in on New York’s Big Board $ FT / John Authers and Norma Cohen

Some Delinquency Measures Tick Upwards in Latest MBA National Delinquency Survey Mortgage Bankers Association

The 3 stages of foreclosures Money Magazine via CNN

For many, homes becoming a liability Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

CFOs' Optimism at 5-Year Low / Don Durfee and Sarah Johnson

Moody's plans to evaluate bond convenants Reuters

CFOs see 33 pct chance of US recession in 12 months-survey Reuters

A Record Trade Deficit? Big Deal Business Week via MSNBC / Peter Coy

Housing decline to bottom out in mid-2007: NAHB Marketwatch / Robert Schroeder

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

US mortgage delinquencies up yr-over-yr 2nd qtr '06 Reuters

FL: PBC foreclosures soar 226 percent Palm Beach Post / Linda Rawls

Dump That CEO, Today!Your stock price will rise. Slate / Daniel Gross

Please, Proceed to the Nearest Exit - Part 1 Best Minds via Safehaven / Doug Wakefield

On your marks The Economist

Treasury: Federal deficit down 14.1 pct. AP via Beaufort Gazette / Martin Crutsinger

Nasdaq chief going shopping Boston Herald / Brett Arends

Do Hedge Funds Hold 'Trade Secrets'? Business Week via MSNBC

China's Export Engine Washington Post / Peter S. Goodman and Paul Blustein

Naked Fines Forbes / Liz Moyer

A newer, more determined taxman CNN / Rob Kelley

Paulson calls on China to reform economy AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer / Martin Crutsinger

Gold and silver up on technical factors AP via NJ Post

Dow Closes Up 45, Nasdaq Finishes Up 12 AP via Baltimore Sun / Tim Paradis

Doing the right thing, sort of Baltimore Sun / Jay Hancock

Treasury bonds cling to gains AP via NJ Post / Emily Barrett

Russian Bank Official Seriously Wounded AP via Forbes

Treasuries up on cheaper oil,corporate issuance key Reuters / John Parry

Credit-Card Users, Hurt at Pump, May Sap Retail Sales Bloomberg / Andria Cheng

Wachovia CEO sees no big mergers, eyes mortgages Reuters / Jonathan Stempel

Oil seesaws following inventory report CNN

Oil steadies but metals renew slide FT / Chris Flood

As gas prices continue to fall, some say more needs to be done to curb consumption Newsday / Tom Incantalupo

Gold's stunning plunge Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

Medicine Is Not a Business Lew Rockwell / Joshua Katz

Federal Reserve Events Reuters

Lower Manhattan Investors Fret Over Delays, Hotels Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

Homeowners Miss the Peak, Court Market of Regret Bloomberg / Amity Shlaes

WA: Area's home prices idling as buyers take more time Seattle Times / Drew DeSilver

CA: Housing still cooling San Diego Union Tribune / Emmet Pierce

Wednesday's Analysis / Marty Chenard

Wall Street Finance Chiefs Lead in Bloated Pay Bloomberg / Graef Crystal

Foreclosures spiked in August CNN / Les Christie

US home loan demand rose 2nd consecutive week Reuters / Julie Haviv

Home Purchase Applications Rise during Holiday-shortened Week Mortgage Bankers Association

What Are the 'Dynamics of Economic Well-Being'? Tech Central Station / David R. Henderson

Minimum wage laws multiply in states USA Today / Tom Kenworthy

ECB's Rate Destination Is 4% or Higher, Not 3.5% Bloomberg / Mark Gilbert

Saudi: Just 18 Pct. of World Oil Tapped AP via ABC News / William J. Kole

Oil Prices Rise After Plunging 3 Percent AP via Orlando Sentinel

Wyoming jobs lure workers NY Times via Detroit News / Kirk Johnson

Illinois exports jump 16.5% in first half of the year Chicago Sun Times / Francine Knowles

Unable to Repeat the Past LA Times / Charles Piller

G-7, Aging Hero, Must Make Room for 20 Nations Bloomberg / William Pesek

Mizuno Says BOJ to Gradually Raise Interest Rates Bloomberg / Masahiro Hidaka and Lily Nonomiya

Calif.’s Derivatives Bill Bond Buyer / Rich Saskal


Save your way to financial freedom Dallas Morning News / Danielle DiMartino

Hedge Funds and Derivatives and Their Implications for the Financial System Federal Reserve Bank of New York / Timothy F. Geithner

Statement by Governor Bies on the death of Andrei Kozlov, first deputy chairman of Russia’s central bank Federal Reserve Board / Susan S. Bies

Americans suffer fall in personal optimism ratings FT / Holly Yeager

WI: Baird denies money manager improperly traded IPO stocks Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / Kathleen Gallagher

IMF's Rato sees "challenging" world economic outlook Reuters

Hedge fund trading of bonds, derivatives doubles Bloomberg via Contra Costa Times / Darrell Hassler

It's Lucrative at the Top / Lisa Scherzer

Our Stealth Jobs Boom National Review / Ashby M. Foote III

NV: Home growth going rural Las Vegas Review Journal / Hubble Smith

FL: ARMs not always the best option Bradenton Herald / Brian Neill

How Capitalism Saved America Lew Rockwell / Laurence M. Vance

U.S. Treasury, House staff meet over GSE reform Reuters

US SWAPS-Spreads steady but swappable deals abound Reuters

Speeches & Testimony FDIC

ICE to Buy the New York Board of Trade AP via Newsday / Peter Svensson

Sears to sell Craftsman tools at all Kmart stores AP via USA Today

Ford shedding 75,000 jobs AP via Denver Post / Tom Krisher

Oil fuels recovery $ FT / John Authers

AZ: Qwest to cut 360 Ariz. Jobs Arizona Republic / Mark Shaffer

MS: Construction worker shortage AP via Colorado Springs Gazette / Michael Kunzelma

PA: Post-Gazette owners say they may sell Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Eric Heyl and Thomas Olson

Pew Poll Finds Discontent With Bush Means Trouble for Lawmakers Bloomberg / Brendan Murray

House, Unable to Pass Lobby Bill, Approves Disclosure Bloomberg / Jonathan D. Salant

Treasuries prices fall as consumers show resilience Reuters / Ellen Freilich

Dow down, Nasdaq up as oil and dollar slip Reuters / Kevin Plumberg

Consumers Curb Spending Habits in August AP via Baltimore Sun / Martin Crutsinger

US retail sales post unexpected rise FT / Daniel Pimlott

Colorado's foreclosure picture bleak, firms say Rocky Mountain News /  John Rebchook

Oil drops to $63 Reuters via CNN

OH: Gas prices headed for $2 Cincinnati Enquirer / Alexander Coolidge

How Much is that Error on the Books? / Helen Shaw

Russia: Banker's Killing A Blow For Russia Forbes / Paul Maidment

EU: Migration migraine The Economist

EU: Alan Johnson, rival to Gordon Brown $ The Economist

Global interest rates Reuters

U.S. mortgages resume their decline Marketwatch / Amy Hoak

Basel II and commercial real estate Federal Reserve Board / Susan Schmidt Bies

Federal Reserve Events Reuters

Chicago Fed Letter Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Ford could lose up to $9 billion this year AP via Houston Chronicle

Thursday's Analysis / Marty Chenard

Are the bears finally treed? Marketwatch / Peter Brimelow

Oil & Gas Speculators Burned by Greed NY Post / John Crudele

Fool’s Gold NY Post / Roddy Boyd

Oil's slide could push gas to $1.15 McClatchy via Charlotte News and Observer / Kevin G. Hall

Jobless rate 7.1% in Mich Detroit News / Louis Aguilar

IMF: Housing market could slow U.S. GDP AP via NJ Post / Gillian Wong

Borrowers show signs of strain AP via Houston Chronicle / Jeannine Aversa

Retail Sales in U.S. Rose 0.2% in August; Ex-Autos Rose 0.2% Bloomberg / Bob Willis

Fed Wants to Tell More, It's Just Not Sure How Bloomberg / John M. Berry

Oil bounces back above $64 Reuters via CNN

Oil prices are just following pattern Seattle Post Intelligencer / Bill Virgin

IMF sees oil prices remaining high through 2007 AFX via Forbes

US housing $ FT / Lex

L.A. County Home Prices Post Their Lowest Gain in Six Years LA Times / Annette Haddad

Be wary of subprime mortgages Philadelphia Inquirer / Jeff Brown

Forget Jaguar, Land Rover -- Why Not Sell Ford? Bloomberg / Matthew Lynn

Bear Stearns Net Rises 16 Percent, Beating Estimates Bloomberg / Yalman Onaran

Fed May Need to Raise Rates, Faces Dilemma, Says IMF Bloomberg / Simon Kennedy

Why Asia Must Embrace Offshore Currency Hedging Bloomberg / Andy Mukherjee

MA: Homeowners woes build: More fall behind on loans Boston Herald / Jerry Kronenberg

2006 is year of surpluses, social issues / Pamela M. Prah

Offshore tax shelters not just for the rich USA Today / Kevin McCoy

Interior Official Assails Agency for Ethics Slide NY Times / Edmund L. Andrews

Is the mighty China strong enough to survive a US-led global recession? Independent / Hamish McRae

Yen Climbs on Speculation China Will Allow Faster Yuan Gains Bloomberg / Ron Harui and Kosuke Goto

Congress lifts blinds on its spending Christian Science Monitor / Gail Russell Chaddock


Commodities, they are a-changin' Marketwatch / Tomi Kilgore

Precious metals tumble, extending slide AP via Beaufort Gazette

Twelve Banks: The Strength of the Federal Reserve pdf Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City / Tom Hoenig

Dark days at Ford The Economist

TX: Area's job growth is double U.S. rate Houston Chronicle / L. M. Sixel

Lower oil prices drive fall in US inflation FT / Daniel Pimlott

Bonds narrowly mixed ahead of weekend AP via NJ Post

After the pause: The Fed's kindest cut? CNN / Paul R. La Monica

Bernanke gives Fed governors more leeway AP via NJ Post / Joe Bel Bruno

Facing Facts On Fannie And Freddie Forbes / Peter J. Wallison

Whither Commodities? Morgan Stanley / Stephen Roach

Debating Recession Risks Morgan Stanley

Home mortgage rate hits low AP via Clarion Ledger

U.S. Economy: Price Gains Slow, Backing Bernanke View Bloomberg / Joe Richter

A hard landing over the white picket fence? $ FT / John Authers

Friday's Analysis / Marty Chenard

Sovereign Wealth Funds and Official FX Reserves Morgan Stanley / Stephen Jen

UK: Getting Closer to the 40% Debt Limit Morgan Stanley / David Miles and Melanie Baker

U.S. Inflation Measure May Be Rotten at the Core Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

Culinary Institute Sells Muni Bonds to House Chefs Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

Fed's Geithner Says Hedge Fund Margin Rules Need Attention Bloomberg / Anthony Massucci and Philip Lagerkranser

Drop in gasoline prices signals drop in greed? Philadelphia Inquirer / Andrew Cassel

Another day of pain at Ford CNN / Chris Isidore

Hedge Funds Flirt With Heresy: Going Public NY Times / Jenny Anderson

Losing Money by Buying Stock Back $ NY Times / Floyd Norris

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

Where will the stock market be in 2011? Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

Pushing Reform For Raters Bond Buyer / Lynn Hume

Finance summit in quest to save trade talks Guardian / Larry Elliott

G-7 Meets as U.S. Housing Slump Adds Pressure to Global Growth Bloomberg / Simon Kennedy and Kevin Carmichael

Hedge Funds Take Backseat to Asian Central Banks Bloomberg / William Pesek