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“Is It Safe?” Pimco / Michael Gomez

Houston Economy Eases Off the Throttle Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

CO: Realtors discuss merging listings to compete with Internet rivals Rocky Mountain News / John Rebchook

Oil's slide to test OPEC resolve Reuters via Financial Express

‘Mother-in-law' homes get redesign among builders via Seattle Post Intelligencer / Marilyn Bowden

How home buyers can wield their power Philadelphia Inquirer via Tacoma News Tribune / Alan J. Heavens

Health coverage for all? Minneapolis Star Tribune / David Phelps

CA: Local hiring fairly flat San Diego Union Tribune / Dean Calbreath

CO: Xcel predicts lower heating bills Rocky Mountain News / Gargi Chakrabarty

Tanigaki Says Yen's Drop vs Euro Has Been `Rough' Bloomberg / Lily Nonomiya and Simon Kennedy

Real Estate: Good News for People Who Love Bad News Bull Not Bull via Safehaven / M.A. Nystrom

IL: Electric bills to rise 22% Chicago Sun Times / Mary Wisniewski

Warning from IMF over global inflation Scotsman / Victoria Thompson

G-7 Seeks Flexible Yuan, Drops Appreciation Demand Bloomberg / Simon Kennedy and Lily Nonomiya

Wall St.’s Inconspicuous Rally Continues NY Times / Vikas Bajaj

Taxpayer beware: phishers target IRS Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / Avrum D. Lank

Inflation Data Bode Well for Economy LA Times / Molly Hennessy-Fiske

Americans earn more, spend more Arizona Republic / Russ Wiles

MI: Cutbacks to ripple through economy Detroit News / Louis Aguilar

MI: Workers face uncertainty under Ford's latest plan AP via Lansing State Journal

Florida's hot job market cooling Palm Beach Post / Jeff Ostrowski

Paulson Tells G-7 Not to Fret Over U.S. Housing Slump Bloomberg / Kevin Carmichael

ECB's Weber Says `Vigilance' Needed Against Inflation Bloomberg / Rainer Buergin and Nikola Kemper

Ford Needs a Better Idea AP via Forbes / Tom Krisher

Rumors Fly of Airline Mergers LA Times / James Gilden

U.S. Stocks Rise This Week, Sending Dow Average to Near Record Bloomberg / Hilary Johnson

Oil prices up slightly, but end down for week AP via MSNBC

U.S. Says Plan to Expand Alaska Oil Drilling Should Proceed Bloomberg / Jim Efstathiou Jr.

G-7 upbeat on world economic prospects AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer / Elaine Kurtenbach


MI: Home sellers face challenge Detroit Free Press / John Gallagher

Incredibly shrinking Ford isn't inspiring Wall Street St. Louis Post Dispatch / David Nicklaus

It is not a good time to be making forecasts $ FT / Wolfgang Munchau

Home Building at 3-Year Low, Fed on Hold: U.S. Economy Preview Bloomberg / Carlos Torres

Jump ship or pink slip for some realtors Reuters via Washington Post / Julie Haviv

Detroit's Big Three 'heavily on the run' USA Today / Chris Woodyard

Markets shift into record-setting gear USA Today / Adam Shell

Steady Fed may send stocks to 2006 highs Reuters via Washington Post / Jennifer Coogan

Rates not expected to go up this week USA Today / Sue Kirchhoff

Sovereign Shareholders to Confront Board AP via Newsday

Putting the fund scandals in the past Marketwatch / Chuck Jaffe

NV: Las Vegas Prices Sky-High? Las Vegas Review Journal / Jennifer Robison

CO: No money down: a high-risk gamble Denver Post / Greg Griffin, David Olinger and Jeffrey A. Roberts

CA: Don't blame exotic loans for the housing malaise Orange County Register / Jonathan Lansner

Adjustable mortgage may bring nasty news Baltimore Sun / Eileen Ambrose

Look closely before home-purchase leap Bradenton Journal / Lea Smith Johnson

CA: Bay Area market turns in favor of home buyers Mercury News / Barbara Hernandez

CA: Mortgage rates continue to drop Orange County Register

FL: Escrow Bomb ticking in S. Florida South Florida Sun Sentinel / Harriet Johnson Brackey

Rising prices burn finances Orlando Sentinel / Richard Burnett

Investors focusing on Fed’s message AP via The State

The buyback binge Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Thomas Olson

Ford Looks Down a Long Road Back La Times / John O’ Dell

Stocks that pay high dividends deserve serious consideration Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Gregory M. Drahuschak

A Bull Market May Be Hiding in Your Portfolio LA Times / Tom Petruno

2 Scandals Hang Over Top Tech Lawyer LA Times / David Streitfeld

Buyouts show decline of auto unions' power AP via Lansing State Journal / Ellen Simon

A worldwide web of online banks Newsday / Susan Harrigan

Traded funds may be trend T. Rowe Price can't let pass Baltimore Sun Jay Hancock

Market turns up heat: Smaller oil dealers hit by price swings Boston Herald / Jay Fitzgerald

Expect Flush Hedgies to Ride The Campaign Bandwagon NY Post / Terry Keenan

The "D" in Medicare Part D stands for doughnut Denver Post / Al Lewis

KS: Banks see more business loans Wichita Eagle / Jerry Siebenmark

China and Japan Clash With U.S. on IMF Currency Policing Role Bloomberg / Kevin Carmichael

ECB's Stark Says Inflation Pressures May Persist Bloomberg / Rainer Buergin and Nikola Kemper

IMF committee asks countries to be vigilant –Brown Reuters

Housing starts expected to fall again Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

Week Ahead Wall Street Journal

Has the Dow Severely Corrected Already? Tactical Investor via Safehaven / Sol Palha

Inflation Eats at Fixed Incomes Wall Street Journal / Tom Herman

Oil Slips, Giving Fed Some Room to Sit Back NY Times / Conrad De Aenlle

It’s a Good Time to Be a Landlord NY Times / Vivian Marino

Someone’s Spoiling the Party, the Housing Market Says NY Times / Vikas Bajaj

The Best and the Worst in Executive Pay $ NY Times / Gretchen Morgenson

Who Produces The Most Oil? Not Who You Think NY Times / Hubert B. Herring

UK: Banks and borrowers wake up to that morning-after feeling Guardian – Observer / Heather Connon

UK: Why Blair could go in a week Guardian – Observer / William Keegan


Fannie Mae could be hit hard by housing bust: Berg Marketwatch / Alistair Barr

America's 'Hollywood economy' Marketwatch / Paul B. Farrell

Gold, silver prices rise AP via Beaufort Gazette

Home builders' confidence falls again in September Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

G-7 and a Wet Fish Daily Reckoning / Chuck Butler

Fed likely to continue US interest rate pause FT / Krishna Guha

Fed rates policy $ FT / John Authers

NYSE trader found not guilty of fraud Reuters via CNN

Oil futures close higher as output risks remain Marketwatch / Myra P. Saefong

Treasury bond prices fall before meeting AP via NJ Post

The Dow Jones industrial average may be stuck Denver Post / Al Lewis

Target raises Sept. sales forecast Reuters via CNN

U.S. Current-Account Gap Widened to $218.4 Billion Bloomberg / Joe Richter

Treasuries Fall as Foreign Purchases Fall, Rate-Cut Hopes Fade Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton and Deborah Finestone

Federal Reserve Events Reuters

Monday's Analysis / Marty Chenard

Stocks try to rise CNN

Gas prices below $2? It could happen Charlotte Observer / Andrew Shain

TX: Seeking homes on the range Dallas Fort Worth Star Telegram / Sandra Baker

Bernanke Pushes Inflation Target and Economy May Suffer for It Bloomberg / Rich Miller

Fed likely to hold rates in Sept - OECD economist Reuters

Housing Slump in U.S. May Lead to First Drop Since Depression Bloomberg / Kathleen M. Howley and Matthew Benjamin

Trade Deficit Is 2nd Highest Ever AP via Washington Post / Martin Crutsinger

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

U.S. Second-Quarter Current-Account Deficit Probably Widened Bloomberg / Joe Richter

Governments, banks study default rules for emerging-market debt Marketwatch

Competitiveness Can't Compete With Politics LA Times / Jim Puzzanghera

Dollar at 5-month yen high after G7 meeting Marketwatch / Wanfeng Zhou

How low will gold go? Toronto Star / Lisa Wright

Crude oil prices rise AP via NJ Post

Ford, GM have discussed merger, alliance-report Reuters

U.S. airlines sing the blues over Virgin startup Washington Times / Sean Lengell

Big Five May Earn $28 Billion; Wall Street Juggernaut Continues Bloomberg / Adrian Cox and Christine Harper

Euro debt down, euro up on hawkish ECB Reuters / Natsuko Waki

It's Sayonara Koizumi, Welcome Back Japan Inc. Japan / William Pesek

Japan Can't Get Enough Treasuries; Sees Fed Controlling Prices Bloomberg / Wes Goodman

Washington Mutual, Countrywide Head to Europe for Covered Bonds Bloomberg / Sebastian Boyd

A 'capital' idea for ETFs? Marketwatch / John Spence

The US Economy, the Housing Slowdown and the November Elections Brookes News via Safehaven / Gerard Jackson

Dow nudges peak of six years ago Christian Science Monitor / Mark Trumbull

US hints at fresh concessions Guardian / Larry Elliott

Why GOP trio is bucking the White House Christian Science Monitor / Gail Russell Chaddock

Who sponsored that 'pork' project? The House lifts the mask, a little. Christian Science Monitor / Gail Russell Chaddock

Dollar Rises; G-7 Drops Reference to Stronger Asian Currencies Bloomberg / Kosuke Goto and Ron Harui

Globalisation requires the greater good to be put first Independent / Stephen King

Putin Calls for a Banking Cleanup Moscow Times / Anna Smolchenko and Oksana Yablokova

ECB Officials Say Inflation Pressures May Persist Bloomberg / Rainer Buergin and Nikola Kemper

Brown's warning on inflation hints at imminent rate rise Guardian / Larry Elliott

Brown Says U.K. Growth Will Be `Stronger' This Year Bloomberg / Gonzalo Vina

Investors urged to back climate change awareness with action Guardian / Terry Macalister



On the Oil Pipe Daily Standard / Irwin M. Stelzer

Recession-Risk Redux National Review / Michael T. Darda

CO: Housing starts drop 20% in year Denver Post / Aldo Svaldi

TX: Dallas at low risk for home-price slide Dallas Morning News / Steve Brown

Why are safeguards needed in a trade agreement? Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago / Meredith Crowley

Muni bond funds not just for the rich AP via NJ Post / Tim Paradis

Data May Spur Fed to Maintain Rate Pause Business Week

Bonds Rally Ahead of Fed Meeting Dow Jones via Houston Chronicle / Michael S. Derby

Bond traders brace for Fed inflation wording Reuters / John Parry

US SWAPS-Mixed as Treasury yields ease on soft data Reuters

ARMS may weigh heavily on consumers Baltimore Sun via Oregon Mail Tribune / Eileen Ambrose

Yahoo says ad slump will cut earnings Minneapolis Star Tribune

Seeing Huge Losses, Chrysler Slashes Production NY Times / Micheline Maynard

Oil’s Rout Outpaces Its Advance NY Times / Clifford Krauss

Russian oil reversal stirs outcry NY Times via IHT / Andrew E. Kramer

US consumer confidence falls again -ABC/WashPost Reuters

Enough Already Forbes / Albert Bozzo

Oil Trades Near Six-Month Low on Rising Stockpiles, Iran Talks Bloomberg / Gavin Evans

Economists wary of falling energy prices AP via Charlotte Observer / Brad Foss

Commodity risks $ FT / John Authers

Forget the Fed, stocks need proof profits are in tact Reuters / Vivianne Rodrigues

Tuesday's Analysis / Marty Chenard

Stock Buybacks at 'Unprecedented Level' / Stephen Taub

Yahoo! Sneezes. Is The Web Ill? Forbes / Louis Hau

SEC Staff Issues Option Accounting Guidance / Helen Shaw

CA: O.C. home prices slip again Orange County Register / Jeff Collins

U.S. August housing starts fell 6.0 percent Reuters

U.S. Producer Prices Rise 0.1% in August; Core Rate Falls 0.4% Bloomberg / Courtney Schlisserman

The lion sleeps tonight Marketwatch / Dr. Irwin Kellner

Fed meeting puts lid on activity in market AP via Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Ellen Simon

CA: Gasoline prices down 10 cents in the past week Orange county Register / Andrew Galvin

Symbol of change at Motorola Chicago Tribune / Mike Hughlett

Voting against the Presidential Election Year Cycle Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

Brown gives clear hint rates will rise again this year Scotsman / Nick Bevens

Bond Yields, Oil Prices Suffer From Same Disease Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

Fed, Keeping Rate Unchanged, Will Wait and See Bloomberg / John M. Berry

Fed Confusion on Policy Impact May Increase Dangers for Economy Bloomberg / Scott Lanman

Home inventory grows Denver Post / Aldo Svaldi

Holiday sales could fall short Washington Times / Jen Haberkorn

Holiday sales to increase 5 percent AP via NJ Post / Anne D’Innocenzio

Fund Flameout NY Post / Zachery Kouwe and Roddy Boyd

2 natural gas hedge funds fall nearly 50% Bloomberg via Baltimore Sun

Morgan Stanley’s New Look NY Post / Holly M. Sanders

Two Fund Titans Go Head-to-Head in the Index Wars Bloomberg / Chet Currier

A Robust CPI Means A Little More Social Security NY Post / John Crudele

Bush, Cool to Detroit's Pleas, Takes Right Tack Bloomberg / Doron Levin

Speculation, mostly idle, of a Ford-GM merger Washington Times / Sean Lengell

Study Finds Threat to the Future of Ford LA Times / John O’ Dell

CEO spending, hiring at 3-year low Bloomberg via Newsday

Yuan Gains Most in Two Weeks as Treasury's Paulson Visits China Bloomberg / Jake Lee and Yumi Kuramitsu

IMF chief warns of global growth risks AP via NJ Post / Elaine Kurtenbach

German Investor Optimism Fell in September on Growth Bloomberg / Matthew Brockett

G-7's Newfound Love for IMF Is Already Extreme Bloomberg / Andy Mukherjee


End of great bond bull market $ FT / Joachim Fels

Economic Trends September 2006 Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

Fed Holds Steady On Key Rate Washington Post / Nell Henderson

BMA Tells Congress the NAIC Lacks Transparency Bond Market Association

Why Hasn't “IT” Happened Yet? Fiend’s SuperBear Page / Aubie Baltin

GAO: Feds need to do better job of explaining risky mortgages AP via Tucson Citizen / Jeannine Aversa

Too much money: The changing face of campaign finance in the US AP via Times

In China, Paulson's Currency Is Patience Washington Post / Peter S. Goodman

Mutual funds look good as hedge funds struggle Wall Street Journal via Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Jonathan Clements

WaMu in 'very difficult' revenue environment Marketwatch / Nick Godt

Fidelity launches research institute Boston Herald

Hedge Fund's Collapse Met With a Shrug Washington Post / Steven Mufson

Sale sign on Putnam: Hub fund jobs fall into jeopardy Boston Herald / Jay Fitzgerald

Canada: UBS Bank seeks bigger share of wealthy pie Toronto Star / Tara Perkins

Don't bet on Sears-GM link Detroit Free Press / Susan Tompor

Slower growth forecast for fall Washington Times / Patrice Hill

Oil prices fall by more than $1 a barrel AP via St. Petersburg Times

FOMC decision $ FT / John Authers

Fed leaves rates on hold at 5.25% FT / Richard Beales

FOMC Statement Federal Reserve Board

Non-traditional mortgage products Federal Reserve Board / Sandra F. Braunstein

Hot Stats—Maquiladora Employment Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Stock Market Report Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Statement on Nontraditional Mortgage Products; Before The Subcommittee on Economic Policy and Subcommittee on Housing and Transportation of the Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs FDIC / Sandra L. Thompson

U.S. Treasury prices rally ahead of Fed Reuters / Burton Frierson

Federal Reserve Events Reuters

Morgan Stanley Profit Exceeds Estimates on Brokerage Bloomberg / Bradley Keoun

Confessions of an Ex-Mortgage Lender Business Week via MSNBC / Douglas MacMillan

Oil remains lower after inventory report CNN

Wednesday's Analysis / Marty Chenard

U.S. stocks rise on strong profit news; Fed on tap Reuters / Vivianne Rodrigues

Can Wall Street withstand weak housing? Business Week via MSNBC / Peter Coy

Fewer fees could mean more deposits CNN / Shaheen Pasha

NC: Fighting foreclosures Charlotte Observer / Lisa Hammersly Munn

IMF-World Bank annual meeting ends AP via Beaufort Gazette / Christopher Torchia

U.S. Fed seen holding rates steady despite worries Reuters / Tim Ahmann

Life Is Better; It Isn’t Better. Which Is It? NY Times / David Leonhardt

Far Ranging Fallout In Fund’s Collapse NY Post / Roddy Boyd and Zachery Kouwe

Amaranth losses ripple through sector $ FT / Cen White and Saskia Scholtes

AMA-Runneth NY Post / Roddy Boyd and Zachery Kouwe

Failed Fund was in Penny Stocks NY Post / Christopher Brown

AZ: Home buyers face long battle to recoup money from shuttered Turner-Dunn Arizona Republic / Carl Holcombe

Report: Bill would give Big 3 loan guarantees CNN

US and China launch ‘economic dialogue’ FT / Krishna Guha, Richard McGregor and Raphael Minder

Refinance Applications Rise in Latest Survey Mortgage Bankers Association

Fed May Leave Rate Steady, Debate Cost of Reducing Inflation Bloomberg / Craig Torres

Tobacco Bonds, Like Smokes, Deserve Warning Label Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

Crunch time for newspapers Chicago Tribune / Michael Oneal and Phil Rosenthal

Rally in the making CNN

Short-Selling Contest Winner Rides Wings of UAL Bloomberg / John Dorfman

Trying to Give the Big 3 a Lift LA Times / Molly Hennessy-Fiske

Hammer on Investment Banker's Coffin Bloomberg / Michael Lewis

Crude Oil Declines on Iran Talks, Rising U.S. Fuel Inventories Bloomberg / Oliver Klaus

Yuan Rises to Highest Since Dollar Peg as Paulson Visits China Bloomberg / Jake Lee

Wholesale Inflation Numbers Are Going the Fed’s Way NY Times / Jeremy W. Peters

Thai Baht Slumps After Military Seizes Control of Government Bloomberg / Yumi Kuramitsu and Aaron Pan

Chinese Yuan Too Strong If You Look Under Hood Bloomberg / William Pesek


Washington week ahead FT / Kamau High

Be careful what you wish for The Economist

Nightmare On Elm Street Forbes / Carrie Coolidge

The dark side of debt The Economist

BMA Supports MSRB’s Proposal for Broker Dealers Acting as Investment Advisors in Block Order Transactions Bond Market Association

U.S. Treasuries soar on weak business conditions Reuters / Chris Reese

Treasury yields at 6-month lows AP via NJ Post / Laurence Norman

What Government Is Doing to Our Money Lew Rockwell / Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr.

Bernanke messing with success, critics say McClatchy via Charlotte Observer / Kevin G. Hall

The Economy In Denial: Fallout from the Bursting Housing Bubble Merk via Safehaven / Axel Merk

Will An Oil Price Fall Push Inflation Down? Ludwig von Mises Institute / Frank Shostak

TX: Condo chatter turning cooler Dallas Morning News / Steve Brown

TX: Buyers may feel at home with Texas house values Dallas Morning News / Steve Brown

Dow closes down 80, Nasdaq closes off 15 AP via NJ Post / Tim Paradis

Flare-up The Economist

Technical failure The Economist

Business Outlook Survey Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Chicago Fed National Activity Index Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Repeal the “Inflation Tax” National Review / Phil Kerpen

More home markets 'extremely' overvalued CNN / Les Christie

U.S. 2-Year Notes Yield Most Compared With 10-Year Since March Bloomberg / Deborah Finestone and Elizabeth Stanton

Wall Street pauses after post-Fed gains FT / John O’Doherty

Thursday's Analysis / Marty Chenard

Time for caution NY Post / John Crudele

Roger T. Cole appointed director of Board's Division of Banking Supervision and Regulation Federal Reserve Board

Leading Indicators Slip in August AP via NY Post

Jobless claims increase by largest amount since early August AP via Houston Chronicle / Martin Crutsinger

Dollar falls AP via NJ Post

Fund Fire Sale NY Post / Roddy Boyd and Zachery Kouwe

Three Days Late and a Billion Dollars Short NY Post / Roddy Boyd and Zachery Kouwe

NYSE Specialist Faces 27 Months for Trades NY Post / Paul Tharp

Fed Again Stands Pat on Interest Rates LA Times / Joel Havemann

SC: State's jobless rate rises in August The State / Jim DuPlessis

Bond Market Abhors Vacuum, Gears Up for Rate Cut Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

Fed Could Be Done Raising Rates AP via Chicago Tribune / Martin Crutsinger

Fed, Staying Put, Seeks Signals for Next Move Bloomberg / John M. Berry

Fed Keeps Rates Steady, Adopts Ambiguous Tone on Energy Prices Bloomberg / Scott Lanman

Fed holds interest rates steady MSNBC / John W. Schoen

Man vs. machine in battle for clicks Chicago Tribune / John McCormick and David Greising

Wall Street seen firm after Fed's dovish words Reuters / Marie Maitre

Amaranth Meltdown Arouses Fear and Schadenfreude Bloomberg / Mark Gilbert

How WTO Rounds Could Be More Effective Forbes / Oxford Analytica

Russia: Personal Wealth to Grow at 12% Moscow Times / William Mauldin

Many Theories on Income Inequality, but One Answer Lies in Just a Few Places NY Times / Hal R. Varian

Richest in U.S. get most help Arizona Republic / Russ Wiles

Firms act to slow boomers' exodus Chicago Tribune via Baltimore Sun / Barbara Rose

Retiring boomers expected to leave huge void in work force Seattle Post Intelligencer / Andrea James

Oil Prices Rebound Slightly Newsday

NY: LI home seller offers to pay mortgage for buyer Newsday / Randi F. Marshall

Mortgage rates are likely to stay low, experts say Orange County Register / Mathew Padilla

Regulators hit backloaded mortgages Washington Times / Patrice Hill

CO: State economy going strong Rocky Mountain News / April M. Washington

For 1st time, high-speed Internet connections outnumber dial-ups Arizona Republic / Mark Shaffer

Fed keeps rates on hold after drop in oil prices Guardian / Angela Balakrishnan

Why US speaks softly with China on trade Christian Science Monitor / Mark Trumbull

Will bump for Bush help GOP in the fall elections? Christian Science Monitor / Linda Feldmann

Thai Coup May Force Investors to Cut Asian Risk: Andy Mukherjee Bloomberg / Andy Mukherjee

Dollar Declines on Speculation Reports to Show Slowing Economy Bloomberg / Kosuke Goto and Ron Harui

Japan's Stocks Advance on Lower Oil, U.S. Inflation Outlook Bloomberg / Makiko Suzuki

Japan's Trade Surplus Widens 95.5% as Exports Climb Bloomberg / Lily Nonomiya



Lacker may get a hawkish pal for October FOMC Reuters / Ros Krasny

Defying trend, some homeowners make more of less space Marketwatch / Rachel Koning Beals

MO: Commercial real estate thrives as housing slows St. Louis Post Dispatch / David Nicklaus

Oil Prices and the U.S. Trade Deficit Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Tech Value's narrative turns more compelling Marketwatch / Peter Brimelow

HP's Hurd takes action - but not enough Fortune via CNN / David Kirkpatrick

Dow ends down 25 on economic pessimism AP via NJ Post / Tim Paradis

U.S. chamber chief tilts at "imbalance" Denver Post / Al Lewis

Help! Home for sale - Young and Ballanco CNN / Les Christie

Amaranth Plans to Stay in Business, Maounis Says Bloomberg / Katherine Burton and Jenny Strasburg

Time is running out for Bill Miller CNN / Paul R. La Monica

Treasuries Gain on Rate Speculation; Stocks, Dollar Decline Bloomberg / Hilary Johnson

Treasury softens line on home loan giants $ FT / Michael Mackenzie

The End of the Great Bond Bull Market Morgan Stanley / Joachim Fels

Slowdown fears cloud stocks' horizon Reuters / Ellis Mnyandu

Auto sales heading south Orange County Register / John Gittelsohn

Commodity Analytics: Four Lessons Morgan Stanley / Richard Berner

Endogenous Skill Bias in Technology Adoption: City Level Evidence from the IT Revolution pdf Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

The New Wirtschaftswunder? Morgan Stanley / Stephen Roach

UK: How Sustainable Are UK Corporate Earnings? Morgan Stanley / David Miles and Graham Secker and Melanie Baker

Debating the Growth Sustainability of China and India Morgan Stanley / Andy Xie

The Glass Is 80% Full Morgan Stanley / Stephen Jen

USD: Recession Predictor ? Update and Extensions Morgan Stanley / Stephen Jen and Luca Bindelli

Growing market for euphemisms Philadelphia Inquirer / Andrew Cassel

Techs lead turndown CNN

Friday's Analysis / Marty Chenard

Retail-iation NY Post / Tim Arango

Economy Fades as Issue for Democrats on Falling Gasoline Prices Bloomberg / Matthew Benjamin

Benchmark yield hits six-and-a-half month low Marketwatch / Leslie Wines & Wanfeng Zhou

Oil falls back below $61 Reuters via CNN

TX: Choose your mortgage carefully, or risk foreclosure Dallas Fort Worth Star Telegram / Theresa McUsic

Use caution when trying to counter housing downturn Chicago Tribune / Gail MarksJarvis

SC: Commerce chief has plan for greatness The State

U.S. Notes Advance, Set for Biggest Weekly Gain in 17 Months Bloomberg / Wes Goodman and Oliver Biggadike

Global Junk Defaults at Record Low / Stephen Taub

Rich/poor productivity gap widening - Fed study Reuters

Waning Home Sales Take Further Toll on the Industry LA Times / E. Scott Reckard and Annette Haddad

Mortgage rates fall to 6-month low on slowing home sales AP via South Florida Sun Sentinel / Martin Crutsinger

AZ: Propping up the economy Arizona Republic / Catherine Reagor and Chad Graham

Oil prices rise above $62 a barrel AP via Charlotte Observer

Houses, Hedge Funds -- No Place to Hide From Risk: Chet Currier Bloomberg / Chet Currier

Betting on risk aversion $ FT / John Authers

Below $1 billion? Not in Forbes 400 AP via Chicago Tribune

French Consumer Spending Surged in August Bloomberg / Gabriele Parussini and Sandrine Rastello

Minimum-wage hikes sweep states / Christine Vestal

Oil May Fall for 5th Week on Ample Fuel Supplies, Amaranth Loss Bloomberg / Robert Tuttle and Mark Shenk

Dollar Set for Weekly Loss as Traders Start to Bet on Rate Cut Bloomberg / Ron Harui and Kosuke Goto

1,100 Laptops Missing From Commerce Dept. Washington Post / Alan Sipress

China + U.S. = G-2, the New World Economic Order Bloomberg / William Pesek

Yuan Heads for Biggest Weekly Gain as Paulson Meets China's Hu Bloomberg / Jake Lee


The Visible Slowdown Thoughts From The Frontline via Safehaven / John Mauldin

For Putnam, MFS fundholders, price could be right Marketwatch / Jonathan Burton

US housing slump may prompt Fed to reduce rates Reuters / Julie Haviv

Senators push bill for scrutiny of credit-rating agencies AP via Tacoma News Tribune

Dollar Weekly Drop Versus Yen Is Biggest Since July on Fed View Bloomberg / Min Zeng

ECB's Trichet Says Productivity Is `Main Liability' Bloomberg / John Fraher

U.S. Stocks Fall This Week on Economic Concern; Yahoo Retreats Bloomberg / Daniel Hauck

IL: Condo prices near a cliff Chicago Tribune / Susan Diesenhouse

Busted Fund Says ‘$orry NY Post / Zachery Kouwe and Roddy Boyd

Amaranth chief defends policies $ FT / Ben White

Crude prices decline further AP via Calgary Sun

In a High-Tech World, I Spy, You Spy, We Spy LA Times / Dawn C. Chmielewski and Alana Semuels

Hurd’s Cryin’ Shame NY Post / Sam Gustin

World feels U.S. economic woes Bloomberg via Chicago Tribune

Investors Rush Into Bonds on Dim Outlook LA Times / Tom Petruno

Treasuries Resume Rally With Biggest Weekly Advance Since 2005 Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton and Deborah Finestone

Paulson Tries to Cool Rhetoric in China AP via Baltimore Sun / Martin Crutsinger

Japan's Bonds Post Second Weekly Gain on Signs of U.S. Slowdown Bloomberg / Keiko Ujikane


EU: Rest assured, the eurozone will prove its durability $ FT / Wolfgang Munchau

Sluggish housing, steady inflation on tap Marketwatch

Home Sales Drop, Consumer Spending Cools: U.S. Economy Preview Bloomberg / Carlos Torres

US' Paulson ends China trip with scant progress AP via Taipei Times

FL: Will real-estate slump follow past patterns? South Florida Sun Sentinel / Paul Owers

Survey: Nationwide gas prices decline nearly 24 cents AP via Houston Chronicle

Is That All She Wrote? Goldenbar via Safehaven / Ed Bugos

ICAP Held `Exploratory' Merger Discussions With LSE Bloomberg / Aisha Phoenix and Simon Packard

Equities appear ripe for further losses Marketwatch / Carla Mozee

Slowdown fears cloud U.S. stocks' view Reuters / Ellis Mnyandu

What, When, Why - Crisis? Safehaven / Boris Chikvashvili

Asia struggles as US feel-good factor ebbs AFP via Taipei Times

What’s The Fed’s Job? You Name It NY Post / John Crudele

Tension between Fed and markets leads to stability Richmond Times Dispatch / Bob Rayner

Economist ties aging boomers to falling rates St. Petersburg Times / Helen Huntley

Once-Hot Markets Hammer Traders LA Times / Tom Petruno

More tough sledding ahead CNN / Alexandra Twin

A Change in Strategy LA Times / Jerry Hirsch

Is a Stock Buyback a Signal to Buy? Marketwatch via Wall Street Journal / Ruth Mantell

At times, the best things come in small packages Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Gregory M. Drahuschak

Banks scramble to update their money services Mercury News / Francine Brevetti

Make profits by investing on your own Boston Herald / Gail Liberman and Alan Lavine

Hedges Burn Small Fry Too NY Post / John Aidan Byrne

Amaranth: A Tale of Two Traders NY Post / Roddy Boyd and Zachery Kouwe

Fund Choices: All-in-One Or Mix 'n' Match Wall Street Journal / Eleanor Laise

Rush to regulate won't help solve problems with hedge funds Marketwatch via Minneapolis Star Tribune / Chuck Jaffe

Stat of The Week Wall Street Journal

UK: Bank likely to ignore ailing US and raise rates London Times / David Smith

Tough market complicates appraisals Boston Herald / Kenneth R. Harney

How to Measure the Housing Slowdown Wall Street Journal

CO: Hot heights Denver Post / Julie Dunn

Avoiding mortgage crisis is a priority Dallas Fort Worth Star Telegram / Mitchell Schnurman

Mortgage payoff strategy gets a closer look Morning Call via Chicago Tribune / Gregory Karp

Tackling income inequality without political influence Philadelphia Inquirer / Andrew Cassel

WA: South Sound businesses buck the national trend with investments, added jobs, expansion Tacoma News Tribune Kelly Kearsley

Demand for overseas cash transfers grows Mercury News / Francine Brevetti

A Shield From Inflation, Though Not From Anxiety NY Times / J. Alex Tarquinio

Are You Better Off Than You Were 4 Years Ago? Do You Care? Marketwatch via NY Times / Daniel Altman

Why All Those Frowns Should Make You Smile Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert



Pessimistic stock guru goes with the short answer Boston Herald via Fiend’s SuperBear Page / Brett Arends

Volcker, Corrigan Warn of Inflation `Creeping' Higher Bloomberg / Craig Torres

The Current State of the U.S. and Mexican Economies: Where Do We Go From Here? Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas / Richard W. Fisher

Greenspan: Scrap Sarbanes-Oxley Boston Herald / Brett Arends

Another fight against recession is on the cards for the US Fed Independent / Stephen King

Muni Council Central Post Office Demonstrations Bond Market Association

Home prices likely to fall more USA Today / Noelle Knox

Turning point, yes, but rally or recession? Marketwatch / Paul B. Farrell

Nasdaq Surges 1.4% In Heavy Trade Investor’s Business Daily / Vincent Mao

Can Wall Street withstand weak housing? Business Week via MSNBC / Peter Coy

Gold posts slight gain to end near two-week high Marketwatch / Myra P. Saefong

Oil dips below $60 a barrel, but its slide may be temporary IHT and NY Times / Heather Timmons and Carter Dougherty

Amaranth Implodes! (Yawn) / Jonathan Hoenig

Junk email's fresh surge Toronto Star / Tyler Hamilton

Empty Nesting/Successful Investing Pimco / Bill Gross

The Economics Of Trust Forbes / Tim Harford

S&P 500 hits 5-1/2-year high CNN / Alexandra Twin

Dow Ends Up 68 on Fed Official's Remarks AP via South Florida Sun Sentinel / Ellen Simon

Fed's Geithner: Good progress on derivatives issue Reuters

Fed's Fisher: Inflation Biggest Risk Dow Jones via Houston Chronicle / Michael S. Derby

US GDP gloom not shared by Fed, dimming rate hopes Reuters / Alister Bull

Shared National Credit Data Reflect Good Credit Quality Performance, Large Increase in Credit1 Commitment Volume, and Small Rise in Riskier Deals Federal Reserve Board

One Proxy at a Time: Pursuing Social Change through Shareholder Proposals Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta / Paula Tkac

Technical Appendix for "Frictional Wage Dispersion in Search Models: A Quantitative Assessment" pdf Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond / Andreas Hornstein, Per Krusell & Giovanni L. Violante

Smoking: Taxing Health and Social Security Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta / Brian S. Armour and M. Melinda Pitts

Proposed Rule on Risk-Based Capital Standards: Market Risk FDIC

Proposed Rule on Risk-Based Capital Standards: Advanced Capital Adequacy Framework FDIC

Forecasters butt heads over U.S. winter outlook Reuters / Richard Valdmanis

Rally drives oil above $61 Reuters via CNN

Opec considers drop in output FT / Kevin Morrison and Javier Blas

US housing $ FT / John Authers

S. Fla. home sales, prices continue to fall South Florida Sun Sentinel / Paul Owers

Techs lead retreat CNN

Conundrum Redux? Morgan Stanley / Richard Berner

U.S. Treasuries Rise as Pace of Existing Home Sales Slows Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton and Deborah Finestone

10-year Treasury yield can't find a floor CNN

Hitting a BRIC Wall? Morgan Stanley / Stephen Roach

U.S. Home Resales Fall; Price Drop Is First in Decade Bloomberg / Shobhana Chandra and Joe Richter

US debt to foreigners seen hitting record highs CNN

Cigarette Makers Must Face `Lights' Class-Action Suit Bloomberg / Patricia Hurtado and Bob Van Voris

New Jersey Bonds Show Best Returns of Biggest American States Bloomberg / Michael Quint

Good numbers gone bad Fortune via CNN / Joseph Stiglitz

Early jump for stocks CNN

Monday's Analysis / Marty Chenard

French wary of GM alliance Detroit Free Press / Mark Phelan

Walgreen 4th-Quarter Profit Up 25 Pct. AP via Forbes

Gas drop no economic panacea AP via Cincinnati Enquirer / Brad Foss

Japan's Honest Abe Forbes / Paul Maidment

Want to Avoid Housing Slump? Drop the Commute Bloomberg / Kevin Hassett

Oil Falls Below $60 on Iran Talks, BP Plan to Restart Prudhoe Bloomberg / Oliver Klaus and Christian Schmollinger

Pump This: Regular Gas at Only $2.42 a Gallon NY Post / Paul Tharp

Interest Grows in Islamic Bonds FT via LA Times / Lina Saigol and Gillian Tett

Amaranth May Make Goldman, Morgan Biggest Winners Bloomberg / Christine Harper and Adrian Cox

Naughty and NYSE NY Post / Christopher Byron

Oil Drop Robs Mutual Funds of $4.5 Billion; Fidelity Falls 12% Bloomberg / Joe Carroll

Wagoner Sees Russian Chevy as GM Antidote to Kerkorian, Losses Bloomberg / Jeff Green and John Lippert

Immigrants May Throw Off Bank of England's Inflation Forecast Bloomberg / Brian Swint

Another federal budget mess looms Christian Science Monitor / David R. Francis

Vote nears on 700-mile border fence Christian Science Monitor / Gail Russell Chaddock

Faced with difficult adjustments, homeowners weigh their options Christian Science Monitor / Erik Spanberg

This winter, cost of heating homes is forecast to drop Christian Science Monitor / Ron Scherer

Yen May Fall to 20-Year Low as Japanese, Hedge Funds Seek Yield Bloomberg / Ron Harui

Currency Strategists: Bank of Tokyo Sees Faster Yuan Advance Bloomberg / Min Zeng


In a Turnaround, Slowing Economy Spurs Bond Rally Wall Street Journal via Bondhead Referral / Michael Hudson

Basel II Federal Reserve Board / Susan Schmidt Bies

Managing The Slowdown Daily Standard / Irwin M. Stelzer

US health savings account numbers still low-survey Reuters / Susan Heavey

Health insurance is twice inflation rate AP via Dallas Fort Worth Star Telegram / Kevin Freking

Gold, silver edge higher AP via NJ Post

Oil slides down The Economist

Are falling oil prices a conspiracy? Long Beach Press Telegram / Brad Foss

The aftermath of condo fever Marketwatch / Amy Hoak

SC: Coastal home sales plummet The State / Kristy Eppley Rupon

FL: Bradenton home sales take a dive Bradenton Journal / James A. Jones, Jr.

IL: Decrease is 1st in 11 years; Chicago avoids drop—for now Chicago Tribune / Mary Umberger

Bernanke vs. the Bond Market Delta via Safehaven / Michael Pento

“Obscene” Profit Hypocrisy National Review / John Tamny

Dow Closes at Second Highest Level Ever AP via LA Times / Tim Paradis

Tribune Empire Could Crumble Washington Post / Frank Ahrens

Wireless Networking May Soon Get Faster. Will Anyone Care? NY Times / Martin Fackler

Pump prices down to $2.20 Detroit Free Press / Alejandro Bodipo-Memba

Europe should fill the global leadership gap $ FT / William Wallace

A slowing US could brake the world $ FT / Martin Wolf

Federal Reserve to Cut Rates, Company Bond Sales Show Bloomberg / Mark Pittman

Federal Reserve Events Reuters

U.S. stocks rally as consumer confidence jumps Reuters / Vivianne Rodrigues

Cheaper oil lifts US consumer confidence FT / Daniel Pimlott

ABC/WashPost US Consumer Comfort Index rises to -12 Reuters

The Housing Comeback Forbes / Annalisa Burgos

Dow knocking on record's door CNN / Jessica Seid and Alexandra Twin

Just because oil's down, doesn't mean inflation is Marketwatch / Irwin Kellner

Fed's Powers May Need to Be Extended, Geithner Says Bloomberg / Christine Harper

Tuesday's Analysis / Marty Chenard

FBI Promises Crackdown on Stock-Option Fraud as Cases Increase Bloomberg / Robert Schmidt

PA: August jobless rate: Better than the number Pittsburgh Post Gazette

CO: Gray hair + pink slip = lawsuit Denver Post / Al Lewis

Gold rises 1.3 pct on higher oil, awaits U.S. data Reuters / Atul Prakash

Oil prices fall following Monday's rally AP via NJ Post

U.S. Should Seize Chance to Get Upper Hand on Oil NY Post / John Crudele

Lennar: Worst isn't over yet CNN

MA: Home buyers taste blood: Prices take worst drop since ‘93 Boston Herald / Jerry Kronenberg

OH: Area home sales down 8.9% Cincinnati Enquirer / Cliff Peale

NY: Home Wrecked NY Post / Janet Whitman and Braden Keil

CA: House prices drop 2.5% Orange County Register / Jeff Collins

CA: Data on Homes Cause Jitters LA Times / Tom Petruno

Median home price takes a sharp drop Washington Times / Patrice Hill

Stock and Bond Funds Both Love That Cheaper Oil Bloomberg / Chet Currier

Cost Cuts are Black and White at Credit Suisse NY Post / Paul Tharp

Fed’s Nail Ex-Hedge Honchette for Insider Trading NY Post / Roddy Boyd

Business Can't Get Rid of Liars, Cheats Bloomberg / Matthew Lynn

Global interest rates Reuters

How long will housing slump last? Christian Science Monitor / Mark Trumbull and Ron Scherer

Yuan Rises to Highest Against Dollar Since End of Currency Peg Bloomberg / Christina Soon

Trade talks have only 50-50 chance, says Mandelson Guardian / Larry Elliott


Remarks of Deputy Assistant Secretary for Federal Finance James Clouse / U.S. Department of the Treasury

What Drives Productivity Growth? Implications for the Economy and Prospects for the Future Federal Reserve Board / Randall S. Kroszner

Inflation has peaked, Fed official says Marketwatch

Fed's Lacker wanted another rate hike last week Reuters via CNN

Fed's Kroszner sees mixed message in inflation data Reuters / Pedro Nicolaci da Costa and Zubin Jelveh

Not all homeowners see gloom and doom Marketwatch / Amy Hoak

Now's time to get out of adjustable-rate mortgage Detroit Free Press / Susan Tompor

Offshoring can benefit workers of all skill levels $ FT / Glenn Hubbard

FL: Many run businesses from comfort of home Bradenton Journal / Tilde Herrera

US brokers unveil new trading system $ FT / Norma Cohen

US urged to act on farm subsidies FT / Doug Cameron

Dow ends up 20, falling short of record AP via NJ Post / Tim Paradis

Hold The Champagne Forbes / Mmichael / Maeillo

Dow’s relevance $ FT / John Authers

Qwest Beats the Odds, So Far NY Times / Ken Belson

A Longer Life or More Stuff NY Times / David Leonhardt

Regulators urge joint action on derivatives $ FT / Gillian Tett in London and Anuj Gangahar

Statement Regarding Progress in Credit Derivatives Markets Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Spell of slow growth to cut inflation--Fed's Hoenig Reuters / Ros Krasny

Fed's Hoenig says past U.S. rate rises not yet felt Reuters

Remarks to Fannie Mae 2006 Annual Fair Lending Conference FDIC / Sheila C. Bair

U.S. state tax revenue posts strong gain in Q2 Reuters

Treasuries little changed after new homes, durables Reuters / Chris Reese

30-Year Fixed Rate Declines in Latest Survey Mortgage Bankers Association

CO: Toll says inflated appraisals contribute to foreclosure rate Rocky Mountain News / John Rebchook

TN: Condos changing face of West End Tennessean / Chas Sisk

Economic Expansion and the Angry Bears National Review / Greg Kaza

More U.S. Workers Go Uninsured LA Times / Daniel Yi

Oil tumbles as gasoline supplies surge CNN

Newmont predicts gold sales slump Bloomberg via Denver Post / Choy Leng Yeong

Lawmakers demand royalties AP via Houston Chronicle / David Ivanovich

On The Docket Forbes / Jessica Holzer

Fastow Break NY Post / Paul Tharp

Ebbers arrives at prison AP via Newsday

Corporate Crime: Where's The Justice? Forbes / Jacob Zamansky

McDonald’s increases dividend by 49% on higher sales Bloomberg via Chicago Tribune / Chris Burnett

Opportunity still exists in hard times Bradenton Herald / Diane Tucker

Halloween business is booming Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Teresa F. Lindeman

The Harder They Fall / Rob Wherry

MA: More people going than coming Boston Herald / Jay Fitzgerald

CO: WiFi: Coming to a city near you? Denver Post / Andy Vuong

The Irish Economic Miracle National Review / Reuven Brenner

Communities unready for elderly AP via Houston Chronicle / Eileen alt Powell

Leading The Way To Lower Health Costs Forbes / Hannah Clark

Sorry, no one's reading that resume you sent Cox News via South Florida Sun Sentinel / Loretta Grantham

Distressed Debt Hits 8-Year Low / Sara Johnson

Treasurys rally on unexpected drop in goods orders Marketwatch / Leslie Wines

Oil prices rebound on OPEC concerns AP via NJ Post

Oil price very low, action needed: OPEC chief Reuters / Estelle Shirbon

Ecstacy: The mood is manic when it comes to fuel costs Philadelphia Inquirer / Andrew Cassel

U.S. Durables Orders Fall in August for Second Month Bloomberg / Joe Richter

US August new home sales rose 4.1 percent Reuters

Late credit card payments edge higher AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer / Jeannine Aversa

Wednseday's Analysis / Marty Chenard

Flirting with a new record CNN

Federal Reserve Events Reuters

If Economy Can Self-Correct, Let's Fire the Fed Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

Now Moving Offshore: Your Next Loan / Rob Garver

Nymex Warned Amaranth in August on Trades, People Say Bloomberg / Matthew Leising

Lower rates fail to lift demand for home loans CNN

Homebuilders Offer Garages, Sod to Lure Buyers Amid U.S. Slump Bloomberg / Kathleen M. Howley and Brian Louis

Amaranth outlines its liquidation plans $ FT / Ben White

Transatlantic rift $ FT / John Authers

A Drunk Driving a Hummer a Mile Wide Daily Reckoning via Lew Rockwell / Bill Bonner

S&P Makes Extensive Upgrades Bond Buyer / Jacob Fine

A Yen for Low Yields Bond Buyer / Matthew Posner

No Longer No. 1, and No Wonder Washington Post / Steven Pearlstein

UK slips and US falls in competitiveness league Guardian / Ashley Seager and Larry Elliott

Which opinion of grocery chain is easier to swallow? Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

CEOs no longer get time to learn from mistakes Bloomberg via Seattle Post Intelligencer / Jason Kelly

Options Probe Has Cost Investors $7.9 Billion in Market Value Bloomberg / Rick Green

Big league managers in the pay-off chase Marketwatch / Todd Harrison
Gambling explosion hits poor the hardest Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Jack Markowitz

More General Practice Doctors Needed by 2020, Report Says Bloomberg / Kerry Young

Yuan Reaches Highest Since Peg; Senators May Give Paulson Time Bloomberg / Christina Soon



The Role of Central Banks in Economic and Personal Finance Education Federal Reserve Bank of Boston / Cathy E. Minehan

Foreign central banks shed U.S. debt for 3rd week Reuters

Playing dumb is no pretext in HP testimony Denver Post / Al Lewis

Bond investors are probably right to fear an American slowdown The Economist

High-grade corporate bond sales up 13 pct-Dealogic Reuters

Treasury bonds fall on weak GDP data AP via Beaufort Gazette

Deficit comes in below projections, thanks to `off-budget' borrowing McClatchy / Kevin G. Hall

Chicago Fed National Activity Index pdf Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Chicago Fed: Midwest Manufacturing Slows Dow Jones via Houston Chronicle / Jesse Thomas

Doha collapse threatens US farm reform FT / Alan Beattie

Gold, silver prices rise AP via Beaufort Gazette

The most affordable housing markets Business Week via MSNBC

Pricing your home getting trickier and trickier Wall Street Journal via South Florida Sun Sentinel / Ruth Simon

TX: Everyone wants a piece of robust housing market San Antonio Express Courier / Jennifer Hiller

Economy Unlikely to Become a Recession AP via Washington Post / Jeannine Aversa

The Dow rides high The Economist

Bear market's losses now completely erased Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

Terry Semel's long pause The Economist

Wal-Mart Hits a Wall / Lisa Scherzer

Prison Tips for Bernie NY Post / John Crudele

Money funds fell in latest week AP via Beaufort Gazette

Inside Trade Busts Butler NY Post / Janet Whitman

Canada: Recession stalking Central Canada Globe and Mail / Heather Scoffield

Yen and yang The Economist

New worry: A hard 'soft landing' CNN / Chris Isidore

Phila. Fed president urges long-term view on economy Philadelphia Inquirer / Joseph N. DiStefano

Did He Really Say That? Euro Pacific via Safehaven / Peter Schiff

THE Question Dollar Collapse via Safehaven / John Rubino

WA: Commercial real estate continues to boom Seattle Times / Andrea James

CA: Local wages beat national average Orange County Register / Mary Ann Milbourn

Oil prices fall below $63 a barrel AP via Philadelphia Inquirer / Madlen Read

Mortgage rates slide for ninth time in ten weeks CNN

KC Fed manufacturing index 6 in Sept vs 17 in Aug Reuters

Survey of Tenth District Manufacturing Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

Fannie Mae mortgage portfolio shrank in August Reuters

ARMs lose legs Denver Post / Greg Griffin

U.S. newspaper help-wanted ad index fell in August Reuters

The State of U.S. Households' Balance Sheets Market Thoughts via / Henry To

Oil price fall to affect Sept US CPI-Fed's Plosser Reuters

Dow trades above record on optimism about profits Reuters / Caroline Valetkevitch

Thursday's Analysis / Marty Chenard

Wall Street U.S. Profits to Tumble 23 Percent in 2007, SIA Says Bloomberg / Adrian Cox

Hewlett-Packard Probably Broke Law, Whitfield Tells Committee Bloomberg / Connie Guglielmo and Christopher Stern

Lower winter natural gas costs predicted AP via Houston Chronicle / H. Josef Hubert

Russia: Bureaucratic Worries Cost Russia Its Edge Moscow Times / Anna Smolchenko

Russia: Learning How to Make Friends and Get Rich Moscow Times / Simon Shuster

Hezbollah, With $100 Bills, Struggles to Repair Lebanon Damage Bloomberg / Kambiz Foroohar

Federal Reserve Events Reuters

Cornering The Bond Market? Forbes / Liz Moyer

Pimco's Bill Gross, using blackjack tactic, says to bet on bonds Bloomberg via Orange County Register

U.S. GDP Growth Slows to eaker-Than-Expected 2.6% Bloomberg / Joe Richter

U.S. jobless claims fell by 6,000 last week Reuters

WA: You can go home again Seattle Post Intelligencer / Aubrey Cohen

Housing starts fall, confusion rises Fortune via CNN / Ellen McGirt

CA: Forecast: 100,000 building jobs to be lost San Diego Union Tribune / Dean Calbreath

CA: Housing's called drag on state economy Sacramento Bee / Dale Kasler

Report Shows Home Sales Rising, but Skeptics Abound NY Times / Jeremy W. Peters

Ready to try again for Dow mark CNN

GM says it gets short end of deal Detroit Free Press / Mark Phelan

Wagoner `Confident' GM Can Survive Without Alliance Bloomberg / Jeff Green

WTO Panel to Probe U.S. Cotton Policies AP via Newsday / Bradley S. Klapper

Oil Trades Above $63 After Biggest One-Day Gain in Six Months Bloomberg / Gavin Evans

Airfares stay low, for better and for worse Christian Science Monitor / Alexandra Marks

UK: Till debt us do part? Rate rises will test our ability to live with credit Independent / Hamish McRae

Japan's Retail Sales Rise 2% After Rainy Season's End Bloomberg / Toru Fujioka

Yuan Rises to Revaluation High; Paulson Says Threats Won't Work Bloomberg / Christina Soon


Europe Union weary from growing pains Christian Science Monitor / Mark Rice-Oxley

Venezuela and Nigeria cut oil output FT / Carola Hoyos

Short-term investors run for cover Oregon Mail Tribune / Greg Stiles

Patience and discipline Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

Dow ends down 39 on gloomy economic news AP via Akron Beacon Journal / Ellen Simon

Can U.S. curb the 'exotic mortgages' frenzy that puts homeowners at risk? Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

Health Insurance Costs and Declining Coverage Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Treasury bonds slip on strong U.S. data AP via NJ Post

Bonds and shares reflect high liquidity FT / Thorold Barker

Wall St Week Ahead: Dow may test highs; jobs on tap Reuters / Emily Chasan

Data Dependence Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis William Poole

Federal Financial Regulatory Agencies Issue Final Guidance on Nontraditional Mortgage Product Risks Federal Reserve Board

Poole says he won't be quick to support rate cut Marketwatch / Greg Robb

Federal Reserve Events Reuters

Friday's Analysis / Marty Chenard

Amtrak requests yet more money Washington Times / Sean Lengell

US consumer sentiment improves in Sept-Univ. Mich. Reuters

U.S. August Spending Rises 0.1%; Core Prices Up 0.2% Bloomberg / Carlos Torres

Consumers Cut Back Spending in August AP via Morning Call / Martin Crutsinger

US core inflation up 0.2 per cent Reuters via FT

Fed Will Lower Rates in First Quarter, Citigroup Says Bloomberg / Christopher Anstey

To gauge our future, let's look back in time Philadelphia Inquirer / Andrew Cassel

Think Housing's Stabilized? See Cancellations Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

CA: Building permits fall 56% in August Orange County Register / Jeff Collins

AZ: New-home permits still falling in Valley Arizona Republic / Peter Corbett

CA: More Home Buyers Stretch Truth, Budgets to Get Loans LA Times / David Streitfeld

WA: Investors drool over Seattle Seattle Post Intelligencer / Andrea James

The end of oil's stunning ride CNN / Steve Hargreaves

Oil prices continue to fluctuate AP via NJ Post

Dollar Advances Against Euro Before Fed's Inflation Measure Bloomberg / Kabir Chibber

Buffett Says Hedge Funds Are Older Than You Think Bloomberg / Chet Currier

Wachovia-Golden West deal Charlotte Observer / Rick Rothacker

Bush Delivers Promised Lower Deficit That May Only Last a Year Bloomberg / Alison Fitzgerald

Cuban: Only a 'moron' would buy YouTube Reuters via CNN

European Confidence Rises to Highest in Five Years Bloomberg / Fergal O'Brien

Risky mortgages threaten a squeeze Christian Science Monitor / Mark Trumbull

Oil May Rise as OPEC Considers Cutting Output to Bolster Prices Bloomberg / Mark Shenk

Real-estate mutual funds show resilience Marketwatch / John Spence

European Inflation Rate May Have Dropped Below ECB's 2% Limit Bloomberg / Fergal O'Brien

Yuan Drops as China May Want Two-Way Moves to Fight Speculators Bloomberg / Christina Soon

Japan Factory Output Rises to Record, Inflation Gains Bloomberg / Mayumi Otsuma and Lily Nonomiya

New Zealand's Economic Growth Slows to 0.5% on Rates Bloomberg / Tracy Withers


Mexican president-elect must ride oil's fortunes Houston Chronicle / Dudley Althaus

China to Maintain `Stable' Yuan, Central Bank Says Bloomberg / Luo Jun and Jiang Jianguo

WA: Retro look in high demand for home buyers Seattle Post Intelligencer / Aubrey Cohen

Home sellers may need a reality check via Seattle Post Intelligencer / Holden Lewis

Buyers, It's Your Move Washington Post / Tomoeh Murakami Tse

MA: Pricey digs go unsold: Hub’s new shortage: The Really Rich Boston Herald / Scott Van Voorhis

Trim Inflation Now Thoughts From The Frontline via Safehaven / John Mauldin

Florida faces potential orange shortage AP via Beaufort Gazette / Travis Reed

Bond market loves a slowdown AP via St. Paul Pioneer Press / Ellen Simon

Treasuries Have Biggest Quarterly Gain in 4 Years on Fed Pause Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton and Michael McDonald

In Period, Many Found Shelter in Blue Chips LA Times / Tom Petruno

Wal-Mart's September U.S. Same-Store Sales Rose About 1.8% Bloomberg / Lauren Coleman-Lochner and Dan Hart

Dollar Posts Biggest Quarterly Advance Versus Yen in a Year Bloomberg / Min Zeng

Grand-Ma Theft NY Post / Kati Cornell

Fed approves Wachovia's S&L buyout Charlotte Observer / Rick Rothacker

U.S. Stocks Advance This Week; Dow Average Nears All-Time High Bloomberg / Daniel Hauck

European 10-Year Bonds Log First Quarterly Gain Since June 2005 Bloomberg / Gavin Finch