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Bond transparency FT / Lex

Mutuals gain as inflation, other market fears ease Dallas Morning News / Will Deener

Debt levels are rising for oldest Americans Baltimore Sun / Gail MarksJarvis

Economic indicators The State

Washington free traders struggle to hold the line FT / Alan Beattie

Why is the national debt out of control? MSNBC / John W. Schoen

Entrants to US workforce ’ill-prepared’ FT / Rebecca Knight

Morgan Stanley set for China advantage $ FT / Sundeep Tucker in Hong Kong and Richard McGregor

German minister bullish on growth BBC News

ECB expected to raise rates FT / Chris Flood

China: Central bank forecasts China's growth AP via Seattle Times

Gold May Rise on Concern Fed Will Struggle to Curb Inflation Bloomberg / Pham-Duy Nguyen

ISM, jobs report expected to show a weakening economy Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

Employment, Factories Point to Slowdown: U.S. Economy Preview Bloomberg / Carlos Torres

Where's the best pay? It depends Gannett News via Fort Meyers News Press

The Fed needs to act decisively on hedge funds Daily Herald / James McCusker

The hottest part of the housing market: Taxes CNN / Gerri Willis

Relocating can trap you between markets Gannett News via Fort Meyers News Press

CA: Shopping Around Modesto Bee / J.N. Sbranti

The Good, The Not so Good and The Bad Cycles News via Safehaven / Tim Wood

With Funds of Funds, A One-Stop Advantage AP via Washington Post / Tim Paradis

CA: Driving without a net Oakland Tribune / Eve Mitchell

MS: Minimum wage issue is not a matter of the heart St. Louis Post Dispatch / David Nicklaus

UK: Feathers will fly in battle of the hawks and doves Scotsman

CO: Option ARMs: a ticking bomb? Denver Post / Aldo Svaldi

FL: Homeowners insurance, taxes vex would-be buyers Palm Beach Post / Jeff Ostrowski

CA: Housing's Hail Mary Orange County Register / Jeff Collins

Brokers cautioned not to pressure appraisers Orange County Register / Jeff Collins

Just surfing? Agents' sites may be looking at you too LA Times / Benjamin Brayfield

WA: Sellers offer more incentives Tacoma News Tribune / Kelly Kearsley

Sellers must solve price puzzle Wall Street Journal via South Florida Sun Sentinel / Ruth Simon

Bonds Remain The Simple Way To Diversify Wall Street Journal / Jonathan Clements

Bonds prosper, but risks could prove costly for some Philadelphia Inquirer / Jeff Brown

Market likely to drift higher through end of year Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Gregory M. Drahuschak

Rally faces big test CNN / Alexandra Twin

Then and now, as the Dow flirts with its 2000 record Philadelphia Inquirer / Andrew Cassel

Illegal -- but Essential LA Times / David Streitfeld

CO: Greed at the top fueled wage rage Denver Post / Al Lewis

FL: Foregone foreclosures St. Petersburg Times / Scott Baranick

Housing's Hidden Headache Barron’s via Marketwatch / Jacqueline Doherty

For once, the worry is that oil may be getting a little too cheap Guardian – Observer / Oliver Morgan

Investment Candy From Strangers Washington Post / Martha M. Hamilton

Confusion Reigns... Fundamental Trader Alert via Safehaven / Mark McMillan

UK: If money doesn't make us happy, how do we gauge the real wealth of the nation? Independent / Hamish McRae

Our last gift from Gordon: an overdraft Guardian – Observer / Ruth Sunderland

Listening to the People Who Purchase NY Times / Conrad De Aenlle

Does This Mean The Housing Party Is Really Over? NY Times / Hubert Herring

Happy Birthday, Bull Market. (Now, Make a Wish.) NY Times / Paul J. Lim

Is the Corporate Profit Machine About to Sputter? Norm Alster

How Did Newspapers Land in This Mess? NY Times / Richard Siklos


Curse of the Dow Theory Marketwatch / Tomi Kilgore

A long-term problem: Too much in cash and bonds Christian Science Monitor / Steve Dinnen

Wily MBA students lead cheating pack Denver Post / Al Lewis

The ECB curbs the hawk within FT / Ralph Atkins

US gas lobby joins calls for tighter regulation FT / Jeremy Grant

Will green power fizzle if oil prices keep slumping? Christian Science Monitor

A tsunami of surveys washes over consumers Christian Science Monitor / Eric Schellhorn

Nasdaq leads Wall Street dip FT / John O’Doherty

Fibonacci numbers $ FT / John Suthers

Bonds rally on manufacturing survey AP via NJ Post

Review and Preview Morgan Stanley / Ted Wieseman and David Greenlaw

Which Matters More: Headline or "Core" Inflation? Morgan Stanley / Richard Berner

First Japan, Now Germany Morgan Stanley / Stephen Roach

France: Budget: Walking the Fine Line Morgan Stanley / Eric Chaney

Federal Reserve Events Reuters

US manufacturing growth slackens BBC News

U.S. ISM Factory Index Probably Grew at Slower Pace Last Month Bloomberg / Joe Richter

Oil prices up on cuts by 2 OPEC nations AP via Houston Chronicle

IL: Gas getting cheaper, but you wouldn't know it in the city Chicago Sun Times / Eric Herman

How bullish would a new Dow high be? Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

Monday's Analysis / Marty Chenard

Yahoo! Blues NY Post / Peter Lauria

Harrah's in Buyout Talks AP via Baltimore Sun

Crazy, maybe, but listen to this crook Boston Herald / Brett Arends

Oil, Gold Bottom on China-Led Rebound, U.S. Trust, Goldman Say Bloomberg / Saijel Kishan and Pham-Duy Nguyen

UK: The only certain thing about inflation is there is no certainty Independent / Stephen King

Growth in U.S. Slows to `Stall Speed,' Raising Recession Risk Bloomberg / Rich Miller

America is living beyond its means Guardian / Larry Elliott

Why markets see a Goldilocks year ahead London Times / Anatole Kaletsky

Russian oil grab 'puts western supplies at risk' Guardian / Terry Macalister

Study Finds Missed Messages On Capitol Hill Washington Post / Jeffrey H. Birnbaum

ECB Rate Outlook Clouded by Oil's Effect on Growth, Inflation Bloomberg / Simone Meier

Japan's Business Confidence Rises to Two-year High Bloomberg / Lily Nonomiya

Japan's Notes Set for Biggest Drop in 3 Months on Tankan Result Bloomberg / Keiko Ujikane


Monetary Policy and The Economic Outlook pdf Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City / Thomas M. Hoenig

Debt-focused hedge funds ‘leading way’ FT / Paul Davies

The economy isn't performing exactly as expected Daily Standard / Irwin Stelzer

ABC/WashPost US Consumer Comfort Index slips to -13 Reuters

Slowing of economy not likely to stop AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer / Madlen Read

NY, NJ highest payers of property tax CNN

Real estate downturn hits real estate agents CNN / Rob Kelley

Home values lag ownership costs Detroit News / Gordon Trowbridge and Christine MacDonald

Forecast Sees Housing Prices Falling AP via Forbes / Martin Crutsinger

Dow's new high is no big deal St. Louis Post Dispatch / David Nicklaus

Fewer Companies Are Paying Dividends / Stephen Taub

Valueless Bargaining Chips Tech Central Station / Martin Krause

Gold, silver lower as crude prices drop AP via Beaufort Gazette

Oil flops to seven-month low, below $59 Reuters via CNN

Gasoline Prices Fall for Eighth Straight Week South Florida Sun Sentinel / Elizabeth Douglass

Place your bets Marketwatch / Dr. Irwin Kellner

Treasury bonds little changed AP via Houston Chronicle

US Treasuries flat ahead of jobs, Fed speakers Reuters / Zubin Jelveh

BMA Publishes Final Standard Format for CDO Data File Reports Bond Market Association

Housing skid's latest victim: Holiday hiring Chicago Tribune / Sandra Jones

Homeowners Spend More Of Income on Housing Costs AP via Wall Street Journal and Bondhead Referral

Hottest housing markets this decade Marketwatch / Amy Hoak

Dow passes intraday high AP via NJ Post / Ellen Simon

DaimlerChrysler's U.S. Auto Sales Fell, Ford's Rose Bloomberg / Bill Koenig and Barbara Powell

U.S. profit gap put at $2,400 per auto Detroit Free Press / Joe Guy Collier

Greenback steadies as market await economic data and Fed speak Marketwatch / Wanfeng Zhou

Crude Awakening at NYMEX NY Post / Zachery Kouwe

OPEC Nixes Quotas As Dissension Grows Forbes / Oxford Analytica

Gold Rush Plunges Undersea as Miners Scour Pacific Bloomberg / Peter Robison

How America grows: A tale of two cities Christian Science Monitor / Brad Knickerbocker and Daniel B. Wood

Have U.S. Import Prices Become Less responsive to Changes in the Dollar? Federal Reserve Bank of New York / Rebecca Hellerstein, Deirdre Daly and Christina Marsh

Crude Substitution: The Cyclical Dynamics of Oil Prices and the College Premium Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Oil Plunges to a Seven-Month Low on Ample U.S. Fuel Inventories Bloomberg / Mark Shenk

CBOT says electronic trading system down Reuters

Federal Reserve Events Reuters

US stocks drop on chip maker's warning, oil's dip Reuters

Tuesday's Analysis / Marty Chenard

Merrill, UBS, Credit Suisse Prove Most Accurate Choosing Stocks Bloomberg / Richard Teitelbaum

Retail group sees U.S. economy avoiding recession Reuters

Job cuts top 100,000 in September CNN

Derivative traders see Sept US payrolls at 122,880 Reuters

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

CA: Job survey gauges softening in region Sacramento Bee / Mehul Srivastava

Corporate Bonds Gain Most Since '03; Supply Says Sell Bloomberg / Christine Richard

Munis offer good deal for middle class Philadelphia Inquirer / Jeff Brown

US Treasuries sit tight in Asia before Fed speeches Reuters

Fed Focuses on Right Target -- Core Inflation Bloomberg / John M. Berry

WA: Mortgages rising a lot faster than paychecks Seattle Post Intelligencer / Aubrey Cohen

Home-price perspective Marketwatch / Amy Hoak

MD: Caught in housing squeeze Baltimore Sun / Kelly Brewington

Across Nation, Housing Costs Rise As Burden NY Times / Janny Scott and Randal C. Archibold

Dow's record slipping away CNN

The DOW Shatters Old Record: Kinda NY Post / John Crudele

U.S. futures edge lower on economy, auto concerns Marketwatch / Steve Goldstein

Early sales indicate strong holiday season for retailers AP via South florida Sun Sentinel / Anne D'innocenzio

G.M. Applying Its Sales Skills to Its Comeback Story NY Times / Micheline Maynard and Nick Bunkley

Is the Economy Headed for a Fall? Business Week

October Surprise in This Campaign Puts Republicans On the Spot Bloomberg / Catherine Dodge and Jay Newton-Small

Build It and They'll Still Come Tech Central station / Nathan Smith

Oil falls below $61 amid easing fears of OPEC cut AP via Houston Chronicle

Oil Analysts Raise 2007 Forecasts on Greater Demand Bloomberg / Mark Shenk



Mortgage Industry Production Profits Fell in 2005, While Servicing Performance Improved Mortgage Bankers Association

The Dow passes a milestone that is not all it seems $ FT / John Authers

Fed chief: Quickly reform McClatchy / Kevin G. Hall

Bernanke: Housing to shave 1% from GDP CNN

Opec set to back production cut FT / Carola Hoyos

Fed chiefs see ‘correction’ in US housing FT / Krishna Guha and Ben White

Fed's No. 2: 'Soft landing' is possible Reuters via CNN

Apple: Jobs knew about options grants Reuters via CNN

Qwest on $2B stock-buying spree Denver Post / Andy Vuong

Buying a stock when it is down Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

NY: Manhattan apartments selling slower Newsday / Randi F. Marshall

Economic Outlook Federal Reserve Board / Donald L. Kohn

The Coming Demographic Transition: Will We Treat Future Generations Fairly? Federal Reserve Board / Ben S. Bernanke

Bernanke: Baby Boomers Will Strain U.S. AP via Forbes / Jeannine Aversa

Bernanke: Start Saving Now Forbes / Tom Van Riper

U.S. economy shows signs of lost momentum Reuters / Richard Leong

Dow hits 2nd straight record-high close AP via NJ Post / Tim Paradis

ECB May Raise Interest Rate as Economic Growth Stokes Inflation Bloomberg / Matthew Brockett

Treasuries Gain as Reports Show Job Growth, Services Slowed Bloomberg / Deborah Finestone and Elizabeth Stanton

Dow hits record, Nasdaq jumps as rate worries ease Reuters

Wendesday's Analysis / Marty Chenard

Know Nothin' Dow Forbes / Martin T. Sosnoff

Oil Prices Fall As Supplies Grow AP via Forbes

Gas prices curb traffic at restaurant chains Dow Jones via Chicago Tribune

Mortgage Applications Rise Sharply in Latest Survey Mortgage Bankers Association

Inverted Yield Curve May Yet Upend Stock Market Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

Banks' $7 Billion Tax-Exempt Bond Ruse Yields Nothing for Needy Bloomberg / William Selway, Martin Z. Braun and David Dietz

US private sector adds 78,000 jobs in Sept – survey Reuters

K.C. Fed chief sees a slowing U.S. economy Reuters via CNN

Congress' standing in HP mess unclear Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Jack Markowitz

Toyota on top again with 25% sailes gain in September AP via South florida Sun Sentinel / Tom Krisher

Wal-Mart Cuts September Sales Growth Estimate to 1.3% Bloomberg / Lauren Coleman-Lochner

Oil prices drop for 3rd day AP via NJ Post

Strong eurozone retail sales bolster case for rate hike tomorrow AFX via Forbes

European Economies: Services Growth Slows More Than Expected Bloomberg / Dara Doyle

Where now for the Dow as this all-American index once more enters record territory? Independent / Jeremy Warner

Much has changed since the Dow hit its previous high Chicago Tribune via St. Louis Post Dispatch / William Neikirk

Australia's Central Bank Keeps Interest Rate at 6% Bloomberg / Hans van Leeuwen


Vigilant central bankers $ FT / John Authers

Strong month for US mid-range stores $ FT / Jonathan Birchall

Jobs: Housing steady, watch out retail CNN / Chris Isidore

Why Are Saudis Approving Cheaper Oil? Business Week via MSNBC

OPEC's $60 sweet spot CNN / Steve Hargreaves

Retailers confront economic uncertainty as holidays approach Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Teresa F. Lindeman

Starbucks to double North American stores Reuters via MSNBC

Cisco, U.S. Growth Stocks Advance as Value Shares Lose Favor Bloomberg / Daniel Hauck

Housing Slump May Hit Hiring As Sector Gains Turn To Losses Investor’s Business Daily / Kirk Shinkle

NC: Extras help seal real estate deals Raleigh News and Observer / Dudley Price

There's gold in that dog doo: Scooping AP via Modesto Bee / Matthew Barakatthe

Instant returns The Economist

Fallen angels $ FT / Lex

Dow, S&P 500 at peaks again; energy sector helps Reuters / Caroline Valetkevitch

Fed Officials Signal They're in No Hurry to Cut Interest Rates Bloomberg / Rich Miller and Craig Torres

Fed - One large 1-day net reserve-projection miss Reuters

Texas Economy Continues to Best National Growth Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Loan Justice Forbes / Liz Moyer

Lifting the bonnet The Economist

Redstone: No To Facebook Forbes / Rachel Rosmarin

EU: Feeling fitter The Economist

White House Says Economy Slowed AP via Forbes / Jeannine Aversa

The stultifying Brussels consensus The Economist

Busted flush The Economist

Who wants a new classroom? The Economist

FDIC State Profiles FDIC

Treasuries extend losses after weekly jobless claims Reuters

Retailers report strong September gains AP via NJ Post / Anne D’Innocenzio

Jobless claims fall more than expected Reuters via CNN

Kohn Warns Against Underestimating Inflation Concern Bloomberg / Craig Torres and Scott Lanman

Marriott 3Q profit slips, revenue flat AP via NJ Post

Thursday's Analysis / Marty Chenard

Rally hopes slip on oil CNN

Global interest rates Reuters

Trichet Says Further ECB Interest-Rate Increases May Be Needed Bloomberg / Matthew Brockett and John Fraher

Bernanke's Views Spur Stocks, Hit Bond Yields LA Times / Kathy Kristof

Monster US jobs index dips in Sept on housing woes Reuters / Lucia Mutikani

GM's Wagoner Makes Case, Courts Kerkorian Showdown Bloomberg / Doron Levin

Goodyear on verge of work stoppage AP via South Florida Sun Sentinel / Thomas J. Sheeran

UK: Interest rates: Not this month, but next? Guardian / Larry elliott

Bank of England Keeps Key Rate Unchanged at 4.75% Bloomberg / Craig Stirling

European Retail Sales Rise, Bloomberg Index Shows Bloomberg / Simon Kennedy and Simone Meier

Gold bulls darkly determined to ride out storm Marketwatch / Peter Brimelow

Shorting the hedge fund industry Marketwatch / David Weidner

Weak Results Dim Hedge Funds Luster NY Times / Jenny Anderson and Landon Thomas Jr.

Hewlett-Packard's Hurd Avoids Prosecution, Focuses on Rebound Bloomberg / Connie Guglielmo and Karen Gullo

Soft-landing hopes harden US market resolve Scotsman / Alistair McArthur

House or Senate shake-up likely to end tax cuts Washington Times / Patrice Hill

Senate Group Investigating Firing at a Brokerage Firm NY Times / Gretchen Morgenson

Crude Oil Rises From 7-Month Low on Report OPEC May Cut Output Bloomberg / Trisha Huang and Angela Macdonald-Smith

Yen Gains as BOJ's Muto Signals Further Interest-Rate Increases Bloomberg / Ron Harui and Chris Young


MI: Mortgage fraud rocks Fifth Third Bank Detroit News / Paul Egan

WI: Manufacturing production up — no thanks to lawmakers Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / John Torinus

Don't Buy the Dow's New High Euro Pacific via Safehaven / Peter Schiff

Safe and Sound Banking, 20 Years Later Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Hot Stats—Maquiladora Employment Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Betting The House Forbes / Vahan Janjigian

Housing Slump in U.S. Will Cost Jobs, Economists Say Bloomberg / Bob Willis

CO: Local economy holds steady for 4th month Rocky Mountain News / David Milstead

Greenspan Says `Worst' May Be Past in U.S. Housing Bloomberg / Greg Quinn and Scott Lanman

Record-setting profit engines Marketwatch / Steve Gelsi

Wall St Week Ahead: Dow's rally may fade, earnings next Reuters / Vivianne Rodrigues

Dow Ends Down 16 on Lower New Jobs Data AP via South Florida Sun Sentinel / Tim Paradis

U.S. Stocks Fall for 1st Time in 4 Days on Unemployment Report Bloomberg / Hilary Johnson

Where's the Dow headed now? AP via NJ Post / Ellen Simon

Deficit Retention Disorder? / Joseph McCafferty

Budget deficit drops to $250 billion AP via Seattle Times / Andrew Taylor

Federal Reserve Events Reuters

Dollar rises against major currencies AP via NJ Post

Friday's Analysis / Marty Chenard

Treasuries Fall Most Since July as September Jobless Rate Drops Bloomberg / Deborah Finestone and Annie Pinkert

Job growth slows CNN / Chris Isidore

Sovereign Bancorp shares soar on report that CEO could be ousted Philadelphia Inquirer / Joseph N. DiStefano

CO: New law may delay mortgage brokers' jobs Denver Post / Greg Griffin

Hedge Funds Win Case on Defaults Over Options Scandal Bloomberg / Caroline Salas

IL: ComEd debt 'junk' after threat on freeze Chicago Sun Times / May Wisniewski

Housing slowdown costing jobs Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

September U.S. Payrolls Rise 51,000; Jobless Rate Falls to 4.6% Bloomberg / Joe Richter

Jobs Report Will Show Which Way Wind Is Blowing NY Post / John Crudele

Consumer mood: Good, but not ecstatic AP via Houston Chronicle / Jeannine Aversa

Derivative traders see Sept US payrolls at 103,340 Reuters

Employers in U.S. Probably Added 120,000 Workers Last Month Bloomberg / Joe Richter

Cold Weather Works in Retail's Favor LA Times / Alana Semuels

30-year fixed mortgage rate dips San Diego Union Tribune

Oil slips back below $60 FT / Ed Crooks

NYMEX’s Big Shots Slammed for Greed NY Post / Zachery Kouwe

Slow and steady still wins the race Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

Subsidies Keep Airlines Flying to Small Towns NY Times / Jeff Bailey

They Deceived Shareholders. Who Cares? $ NY Times / Floyd Norris

Housing Boom Helped Hatch Mortgage Frauds, Experts Say NY Times / Vikas Bajaj and Julie Creswell

Bank of England leaves interest rates alone - at least until November Guardian / Ashley Seager

Japan's Five-Year Notes Head for Weekly Decline on Rate Outlook Bloomberg / Keiko Ujikane

China Can't Afford the Risk of Turning Japanese Bloomberg / William Pesek

Yen Weakens on Concern North Korea Plans to Test Nuclear Bomb Bloomberg / Chris Young and Ron Harui



Economists: Now's the time to refinance LA Daily News / Gregory J. Wilcox

WA: Signs of housing slowdown Seattle median home price drops while condos rise Seattle Times / Aubrey Cohen

Unemployment falls; wages up 4 percent Washington Times / Patrice Hill

The Inflation of Expectations Thoughts From The Frontline via Safehaven / John Mauldin

Large caps run, but Fidelity's large funds lag Money via CNN / Penelope Wang

Failing hedge fund making big job cuts AP via NJ Post

MI: Home ownership is great; just don't call it an investment Detroit News / Brian O’ Conner

KS: 'Staging' polishes homes for quick sale Wichita Eagle / Bill Wilson

There's too much going on at Google Morning Call / Chris Gaither

Goodyear workers prepare for long strike AP via NJ Post / Connie Mabin

Gasoline Price Manipulation Before the Elections Lew Rockwell / Peter Stojan

NY: Recession forecast disputed Newsday / Tom Incantalupo

Dollar Reaches 7-Month High Versus Yen as Jobless Rate Declines Bloomberg / Min Zeng and Daniel Kruger

Nation's jobless rate drops to 4.6% AP via Buffalo News / Jeannine Aversa

Crude oil's price drop has its limits AP via Westchester Journal News / Brad Foss

The Goog Tube NY Post / Zachery Kouwe and Peter Lauria

Bond Funds Post Solid Gains LA Times / Tom Petruno

European Bonds Post Weekly Decline Amid Inflation Concerns Bloomberg / Gavin Finch

Municipal bond insurance called unneeded, a waste Bloomberg via Baltimore Sun

Older workers face challenges in finding employers Akron Beacon Journal

Job Growth Was Slack Last Month NY Times / Eduardo Porter

GM stock drops $2.08 AP via Akron Beacon Journal / Ken Thomas

CBOT stock reaches record Chicago Tribune

WA: Latest home-sales numbers show definite slowdown Seattle Times / Elizabeth Rhodes

Treasury Dept. Gives Expatriates Partial Tax Relief on Housing Bloomberg via NY Times


Mortgage applications up nationwide Bloomberg via Detroit Free Press / Shobhana Chandra

Deficit Retention Disorder? / Joseph McCafferty

Central Europe cannot afford euro delay $ FT / Wolfgang Munchau

Citigroup sets sights on overseas banks $ FT / David Wighton in and Peter Thal Larsen

Prince is king of new breed $ FT / David Wighton and Peter Thal Larsen

Investors look to Fed minutes, earnings AP via NJ Post / Tim Paradis

Dow as icon defies belief as economy limps along Baltimore Sun / Jay Hancock

Suspicious timing: Stock options pad execs' perks Charlotte Observer / Binyamin Appelbaum

Gas tumbles, but don't get used to it CNN

CA: Most owners still on solid ground Orange County Register / Mathew Padilla and Ronald Campbell

CA: It's not 'Home Bleak Home' Orange County Register / Jonathan Lansner

MD: Rehabbers retreat as the market slows down Baltimore Sun / Jamie Smith Hopkins

Paulson seeking to restore Treasury's clout AP via San Diego Union Tribune / Martin Crutsinger

Opec moves to reduce production BBC News

More hospitals working with patients to pay bills Dallas Morning News / Pamela Yip

VA: Allen Failed to Report Stock Options AP via Newsday / Sharon Theimer and Bob Leis

Pa. Wants to Become 'Wall Street West' AP via Newsday / Michael Rubinkam

Why Your Fund Beat the Average, but You Didn’t NY Times / Robert D. HJershey, Jr.

Italy leader faces opposition on budget AP via NJ Post / Alessandra Rizzo

Making inflation Job One at Fed Philadelphia Inquirer / Andrew Cassel

Tomorrow is too late to fix today's problems Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Gregory M. Drahuschak

After the High, Will Landing Be Soft? LA Times / Tom Petruno

Words could have bigger impact than numbers Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

Cheaper Gasoline Helps Boost Retail Sales: U.S. Economy Preview Bloomberg / Vince Golle and Vincent Del Giudice

Foreclosure can be foiled LA Times / Gayle Pollard-Terry

OH: Cincy home prices expected to rise Cincinnati Enquirer / Jeff McKinney

Relax, buyers, these loans aren't going away LA Times / Kenneth R. Harney

With Dow's recent climb, let's look at what's ahead Philadelphia Inquirer / Jeff Brown

Bulls to keep running, for now CNN / Alexandra Twin

Dow may stall after rally, earnings eyed Reuters / Vivianne Rodrigues

Inflation-Fighting Funds Wall Street Journal / Jonathan Burton

As ETFs proliferate, investors should remember the basics Chicago Tribune / Andrew Leckey

OPEC ready to cut oil supply Reuters via CNN

PA: Lehigh Valley economy shows mixed results Allentown Morning Call / Gregory Karp

Chicago eyes City metals exchange Guardian – Observer / Richard Wachman

A New Pension Game NY Times / Andrew Ross Sorkin

Fidelity, Staunch Defender of the Status Quo $ NY Times / Gretchen Morgenson

MA: Condos going, going, cheap: Bidders get great deals on 31 units at Hub auction Boston Herald / Brett Arends

FL: For bettors, housing slide can pay Palm Beach Post / Jeff Ostrowski

FL: Emaciated sales leave area real estate agents hungry for business Palm Beach Post / Jeff Ostrowski

How Long Will the Dow’s Party Last? NY Times / Conrad De Aenlle

Never Mind the Record -- Tortoises Win the Race Wall Street Journal / Diana Ransom

A Shrinking Government? Not Just Yet NY Times / Hubert B. Herring

Raise the Gasoline Tax? Funny, It Doesn’t Sound Republican NY Times / Daniel Gross

Consumers seeking peace of mind give up a chunk of money for extended warranties Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Terence O'Hara

UK: Germ of inflation looks infectious Guardian – Observer / William Keegan


TX: Employment is booming for Dallas-area professionals Dallas Morning News / Brendan M. Case

Quest for oil goes to ends of the earth $ FT / Sheila McNulty

Gold's appeal tarnished as prices drop Bloomberg via Detroit Free Press / Choy Leng Yeong

Inflation risks still to upside - Fed's Yellen Reuters / Ros Krasny

Fiorina says plan to shake up HP board may have led to her ouster Mercury News / Michelle Quinn

U.S. Treasuries ease in Asia after payrolls Reuters

Fed's Poole says bond mkt can steer US economy –FT Reuters

St Louis Fed chief says bonds can bring stability FT / Krishna Guha

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

Fall in long-term rates moves houses FT via MSNBC

Oil Prices Steady As Traders Watch OPEC AP via NY Times

Review and Preview Morgan Stanley / Ted Wieseman and David Greenlaw

Is the Slowdown Ending? Morgan Stanley / Richard Berner and David Greenlaw

Tick. Tick. Beware the mortgage time-bomb CNN / Jeanne Sahadi

FL: Do-it-yourself home sales lag South Florida Sun Sentinel / Tim Barker

US tech stocks rise as Google gains 2 pct Reuters

Stocks struggle to breakeven CNN

Monday's Analysis / Marty Chenard

U.S. Profits May Have Risen More Than 10 Percent in 3rd Quarter Bloomberg / Carol Wolf

Paulson Leads Drive to Ease Regulations of Sarbanes-Oxley Law Bloomberg / Robert Schmidt

Global Resilience: At What Cost? Morgan Stanley / Stephen Roach

EU: Learning from the A380 Debacle Morgan Stanley / Eric Chaney

Italy: A Myopic Budget That Does the Job (Probably) Morgan Stanley Vladimir Pillonca

Japan: Doubts Fade, Hopes Grow Morgan Stanley / Robert Alan Feldman

Federal Reserve Events Reuters

Consumer bankruptcies on the rise Chicago Sun Times / Mary Wisniewski

Risks of recession continuing to rise Dallas Morning News via Chicago Tribune / Will Deener

Stocks fall in early trading AP via NJ Post

Economists Are Predicting Pump Prices? Good Luck Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

How Investors Can Avert Another Amaranth Blowup Bloomberg / John F. Wasik

Mortgage Standards Tightened LA Times / David Streitfeld

PNC to buy Baltimore-based Mercantile AP via Baltimore Sun

Economy May Bring More Bad Luck for Republicans Bloomberg / Kevin Hassett

Like Japanese Snow and Intestines, Yen Is Unique Bloomberg / William Pesek

Euro barely changed against U.S. dollar; yen slightly lower AP via IHT

Germany's Political Revival Has Run Out of Steam Bloomberg / Matthew Lynn

Russia dethrones US metals king BBC News

American Wins 2006 Nobel for Economics AP via LA Times / Matt Moore and Karl Ritter

Schultz warns about October surprise Marketwatch / Peter Brimelow

Hedge funds are manipulating mergers – NYSE Independent / Stephen Foley

Why the dollar and the euro are like VHS and Betamax Independent / Stephen King

Dollar May Gain; Fed's Fisher to Signal Inflation Risk Remains Bloomberg / Chris Young and Ron Harui

Oil Rises After Saudi, OPEC Members Agree to Cut Production Bloomberg / Christian Schmollinger and Gavin Evans

UK: How the strong pound killed British industry Guardian / Larry Elliott



Of Morals and the Marketplace Daily standard / Irwin M. Stelzer

Are bonds giving in to stocks' view? Marketwatch / Tomi Kilgore

US to announce 2006 budget gap tally Wednesday Reuters / Mark Felsenthal

Next Amaranth Roils Commodity Brokers as Prices Drop Bloomberg / Edward Robinson

The IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index Investor’s Business Daily

A New Social Compact: How University Engagement Can Fuel Innovation pdf Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago / Larry Isaac, Rick Mattoon and Laurie Melle

Fed rethinks view of housing-led slowdown FT / Krishna Guha and Michael Mackenzie

Q3 Earnings Results Will Likely Be Strong As Season Kicks Off Investor’s Business Daily / Daniel Del’Re

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

Heating bills may be lower this winter AP via Washington Times /Ken Thomas

Global Bond Market and Japan Pimco / Koyo Ozeki

Treasury bond prices fall AP via NJ Post

U.S. Fed policymakers' recent comments Reuters

Oil Trades Near Eight-Month Low on Saudi Shipments, Inventories Bloomberg / Gavin Evans

Dollar rises against major currencies AP via NJ Post

Analysts rethink views on slowing of US economy FT / Krishna Guha and Michael Mackenzie

Google's young partner The Economist

Bank expansion $ FT / Lex

U.S. Treasury Notes Fall, Pushing 10-Year Yield to 3-Week High Bloomberg / Deborah Finestone and Annie Pinkert

Feds seen probing equity firms over deals Reuters via CNN

Tuesday's Analysis / Marty Chenard

For Stocks, It's the Most Wonderful Time of Year Bloomberg / Chet Currier

Bernanke & The Fed Should Be Muzzled NY Post / John Crudele

Economist is taking his research beyond the numbers Philadelphia Inquirer / Andrew Cassel

Wall Street tunes into Google deal CNN

TN: More homes sit unsold in Midstate Tennessean / Chas Sisk

TX: Rise in health costs likely Dallas Fort Worth Star Telegram / Maria M. Perotin

Inflation Bonds, Cheapest This Year, Lure Franklin, BlackRock Bloomberg / Michael McDonald

European Bonds Decline for Fourth Day on Signs of Faster Growth Bloomberg / Gavin Finch

It's the fund company, not the manager Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

Don't worry, be happy Marketwatch / Dr. Irwin Kellner

Wheat Has Biggest Two-Day Gain in 18 Years on Supply Concern Bloomberg / Jae Hur and Feiwen Rong

Oil prices steady in Asian trading AP via The State

Oil Rises a 2nd Day on Concern Heating Demand to Cut Bloomberg / Hector Forster and Gavin Evans

Honey, Nobel's calling NY Daily News / Jimmy Vielkind and Jordan Lite

Credit-Default Swaps May Incite Regulators Over Insider Trading Bloomberg / Shannon D. Harrington and John Glover

Dot-Com Boom Echoed in Deal to Buy YouTube NY Times / Andrew Ross Sorkin

Dollar Climbs as Investors Seek Safer Assets After Nuclear Test Bloomberg / Chris Young and Ron Harui


Where To Worry About Real Estate Forbes / Tom Van Riper

U.S. Treasuries quiet in Asia after Fed minutes Reuters

Fed says it was easier to pause in Sept. than Aug. Marketwatch / Greg Robb

Oil falls to 8-month low below $58 AP via Dallas Fort Worth Star Telegram / Brad Foss

Dollar lower against major currencies AP via Beaufort Gazette

Where housing prices will fall the most Business Week via MSNBC / Pallavi Gogoi

Card charges crimp consumers Marketwatch / Dalia Naamani-Goldman

Credit Card Late Fees Much Higher AP via Baltimore Sun / Marcy Gordon

U.S. stocks decline on earnings and rate worry Reuters / Jennifer Coogan

Inside track Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

Feds; oil claims disputed Boston Herald / Jay Fitzgerald

Realtors: Home sales weaker, prices lower Reuters via CNN

On US housing $ FT / John Authers

Bonds Fall After Release of Fed Minutes AP via Houston Chronicle / Danielle Reed

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

FOMC Minutes Show Concern Inflation Won't Subside Bloomberg / Craig Torres

Fed looks set for extended rate pause FT / Krishna Guha in Washington and Michael Mackenzie

Minutes of the Federal Open Market Committee Federal Reserve Board

Community development spending, 1981–2004 pdf Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago / Julie Gerenrot, David B. Cashin, and Anna L. Paulson

New England Economic Indicators Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Options scandal snares tech chiefs FT / Kevin Allison

Preventing US regulatory creep $ FT / George Osborne

Fixed-income investors find a happy medium Christian Science Monitor / Martin Skala

Fewer U.S. workers left their jobs in August Reuters

A Discrepancy in Jobs? Mish’s Global Economic Trend Analysis via Safehaven / Mike Shedlock

A U.S. Supervisor's Perspective on Current Banking Issues Federal Reserve Board / Susan Schmidt Bies

A bull market storms ahead Christian Science Monitor / Martin Skala

EU: Bring us your huddled masses The Economist

EU lowers euro-area growth forecast AP via Houston Chronicle

OPEC's big gamble CNN / Steve Hargreaves

Cheaper heating, or a lot of hot air? Newsday / Tom Incantalupo

US Treasuries gain on N.Korean safe-haven flows Reuters / Lucia Mutikani

Wall Street Rapped for Risky Bonds Sold to Amateurs Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

Federal Reserve Events Reuters

Cost of transit tops housing for some in US-study Reuters / Andrew Stern

U.S. Budget Deficit Falls to $248 Bln, Four-Year Low Bloomberg / Kevin Carmichael and Brendan Murray

U.S. 2006 budget gap narrows to $248 bln-Treasury Reuters / Mark Felsenthal

Wednesday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Ex-CFO Gets 25 Years for Embezzlement / Stephen Taub

Bud’s Buyout Buzz NY Post / Zachery Kouwe

McAfee Replaces Chief, to Restate 10 Years of Results Bloomberg / Rebecca Barr

Bank of America Free Trades Hurt Online Broker Stocks Bloomberg / Will Edwards

Legg Mason's Shares Fall After Profits Miss Estimates Bloomberg / Sree Vidya Bhaktavatsalam

CO: Minimum wage fight Rocky Mountain News / David Milstead

Corporate jitters scare futures CNN

The Future Of Newspapers Forbes / Clayton M. Christensen and Andrew B. Davis

Apple's Jobs Should Give Back the $85 Million Bloomberg / Graef Crystal

Google's rapid-fire deals leave rivals in the dust AP via Lansing State Journal / Michael Liedtke

Yahoo Feels Breath on Neck NY Times / Saul Hansell

Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest Survey Mortgage Bankers Association

US home loan demand falls, retreats from 9-mo high Reuters

MI: Detroit's core is blooming Detroit News / Louis Aguilar

L.A. County's Office Market Gets Tighter LA Times / Roger Vincent

CA: Housing prices expected to drop Fresno Bee / Tracy Correa

KB Home May Restate Earnings LA Times / Annette Haddad

OPEC to cut output by 1M barrels a day AP via Philadelphia Inquirer / Bashir Adigun

Hard Math in Oil Cuts Splits OPEC NY Times / Jad Mouawad

Economists Forecast Slower U.S. Growth, Rate Cut Bloomberg / Carlos Torres and Alex Tanzi

Slower Economic Growth Predicted by Freddie Mac Bloomberg via LA Times

Sovereign Bancorp CEO Resigns AP via Forbes / Deborah Yao

Best And Worst ETFs For The Current Market Forbes / Matthew Schifrin

EU Warns Euro-Area Economy May Stall in First Quarter Bloomberg / Simon Kennedy

U.S. Slump May Chill Asia's Hot Exporters, China Bloomberg / John M. Berry

Dollar May Gain on Bets Fed Minutes Will Stress Inflation Risk Bloomberg / Chris Young and Kosuke Goto

UK: Demanding better wages will push up interest rates, says King Guardian / Larry Elliott


Grain stockpiles at lowest for 25 years FT / Kevin Morrison

Treasuries firm, Fed sees most US regions growing Reuters / Richard Leong

Dow up nearly 100 to all-time high CNN / Jeanne Sahadi

Dow Passes 11,900 for 1st Time AP via Forbes / Tim Paradis

Harley-Davidson Dazzles Wall Street Forbes / Tom Van Riper

Two kings get together The Economist

Fed sees 'substantial risk' that inflation won't abate USA Today Sue Kirchhoff,

Beige Book Federal Reserve Board

Globalization: A Force for Good? Federal Reserve Board / Frederic S. Mishkin

Fed: Housing slowdown widespread Reuters via CNN

Fed Says Retail Spending, Services Demand Picking Up Bloomberg / Scott Lanman

The consequences of oil’s retreat $ FT / John Authers

EU: The brain business The Economist

Now we are 300,000,000 The Economist

U.S. Fed policymakers' recent comments Reuters

Dow hits record, eyes 12,000 CNN

Thursday's Analysis / Marty Chenard

Earnings May Not Validate Recession Fear LA Times / Tom Petruno

McDonald's Third-Quarter Profit Rises on Europe Sales Bloomberg / Chris Burritt

Mortgage rates take big jump CNN

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

Fed buys coupons, adding permanent bank reserves Reuters

Treasuries steady after record US Aug trade deficit Reuters

European Bonds Are Starting to Curve to Inversion Bloomberg / Mark Gilbert

Oil falls to lowest level this year Reuters via CNN

US jobless claims up 4,000, close to expectations Reuters

Trade deficit hits new record high AP via NJ Post AP via NJ Post / Martin Crutsinger

Jobs Revision Unleashes Slew of I-Told-You-So's Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

Fed Douses Rate-Reduction Speculation, Stresses Inflation Risk Bloomberg / Craig Torres and Scott Lanman

No Hurry to Cut Rates at the Fed NY Times / Jeremy W. Peters

Trader May Point Fingers in Court fight NY Post / John Crudele

Paulson Posse Targets Sarbanes NY Post / Paul Tharp

CO: Housing stretches working families Denver Post / Margaret Jackson

Costs Still Stymie 1st-Home Buyers AP via Orlando Sentinel / Jeannine Aversa

How would you fix Airbus? Seattle Times / Bill Virgin

In the New China, Banks Still Cling to Old Ways NY Times / Austan Goolsbee

South Korea Keeps Rate Unchanged at 5-Year-High 4.5% Bloomberg / Kim Kyoungwha

China Has $15.3 Bln Trade Surplus, 2nd-Biggest Ever Bloomberg / Nipa Piboontanasawat and Irene Shen

Australian Employment Gains 31,400 in September Bloomberg / Hans van Leeuwen and Fergus Maguire

Oil Is Little Changed After Falling on Doubts Over OPEC Cuts Bloomberg / Gavin Evans



Business Conditions: Deceleration Over? Morgan Stanley / Shital Patel and Richard Berner

Consumers back on a spending spree AP via Minneapolis Star Tribune / Martin Crustinger

Another New Record Trade Deficit! Daily Reckoning / Chuck Butler

Let's Get Real About Deficits Euro Pacific via Safehaven / Peter Schiff

Oil price drop cheers US consumers FT / Daniel Pimlott and Krishna Guha

CA: Real estate agents get creative Orange County Register / Jeff Collins

Softbank Pledges Record Collateral for Vodafone Deal Bloomberg / Patricia Kuo and Junko Fujita

Dow hits another record high CNN / Steve Hargreaves

GPIF Outflows Still a Headwind for JPY Morgan Stanley / Stephen L. Jen

Debating US-China Trade Policy Morgan Stanley / Stephen Roach and Desmond Lachman

EU: When Will the ECB Stop? Morgan Stanley / Elga Bartsch

Fed officials air yin, yang on inflation outlook Reuters / Alistar Bull

Morgan Stanley eyes hedge fund $ FT / David Wighton and Deborah Brewster

Economic Trends October 2006 Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

Reading the Fine Print: How Details Matter in Tax and Expenditure Limitations Federal Reserve Bank of Boston / Heather Brome and Darcy Rollins Saas

Federal Reserve Events Reuters

Fed's Poole says inflation risk fading Reuters / Alister Bull

CO: Home-listing hurdle lifted Denver Post / Margaret Jackson

NV: Home sellers making offers potential buyers can't refuse Las Vegas Sun / Brian Wargo

Yawns for Yahoo, ga-ga for Google CNN / Paul R. La Monica

Gold Has Biggest Weekly Gain Since July as Crude Oil Climbs Bloomberg / Choy Leng Yeong and Danielle Rossingh

50 Percent Coupon Takes Yet Another Bow in MuniLand Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

Treasuries Fall as Retail Sales Excluding Fuel Rose Last Month Bloomberg / Deborah Finestone and Elizabeth Stanton

The Future of Futures? NY Times / Vikas Bajaj

Trading Star Hit for Lying, Gets Boot NY Post / Roddy Boyd

Homeowners moving away from ARMs Dallas Morning News / Steve Brown

Real estate 'crash' likely is a fender bender Baltimore Sun / Ken

CA: Would-Be Home Sellers Settle In Rather Than Cut Prices Further LA Times / Annette Haddad

CA: Home prices still softening Orange County Register / Jeff Collins

Oil prices rise above $59 a barrel AP via Dallas Fort Worth Star Telegram

Trade deficit is really not so distressing Philadelphia Inquirer / Andrew Cassel

U.S. Economy: Fuel-Price Drop Spurs Retail Sales, Confidence Bloomberg / Shobhana Chandra and Joe Richter

Friday's Analysis / Marty Chenard

Stocks slip on retail sales CNN

GE meets forecasts with 6% rise FT

Weakened wall of worry Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

US Treasuries fall on strong underlying retail sales Reuters

U.S. retail sales in Sept down on gasoline dip Reuters

CEO Confidence Sinks to Five-Year Low / Stephen Taub

Federal Reserve Events Reuters

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

Moskow Joins Chorus of Fed Officials Shying From Lower Rates Bloomberg / Vivien Lou Chen and Steve Matthews

Lacker Stands Tall in the Fed's Inflation Fight Bloomberg / David Pauly

Gold rallies as energy prices rise Marketwatch / Ciara Linnane

Oil Rises as U.S. Demand Grows, Norway Orders Safety Shutdowns Bloomberg / Eduard Gismatullin

Yen Poised for Third Weekly Loss; Interest Rates to Be Kept Low Bloomberg / Chris Young


The Hermeneutical Invasion of Philosophy and Economics Ludwig Von Mises Institute / Murray N/ Rothbard

FL: Foreclosure rates stay high Palm Beach Post / Linda Rawls

U.S. stocks seen rising, but ceiling may greet gains Marketwatch / Carla Mozee

CO: Toll hitting hard on appraisers Rocky Mountain News / John Rebchook

CO: Flip this house? Not so fast Denver Post / Beth Potter

Stocks will try to find recipe for 12,000 CNN / David Ellis

U.S. Stocks Advance for Third Week, Sending Dow Towards 12,000 Bloomberg / Michael Tsang

Analysts Expect Further Commodities Drop AP via Forbes / Ellen Simon

Dollar Rises a Third Straight Week as U.S. Economy Strengthens Bloomberg / Daniel Kruger

European Bonds Decline for Third Week on Outlook for ECB Rates Bloomberg / Gavin Finch

OPEC to Meet Oct. 19 in Qatar to Discuss Output Cut Bloomberg / Andrew Critchlow

Watch out for falling prices Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

CA: Foreclosure rates, default notices soar San Diego Union Tribune / Roger M. Showley

MI: House listing services charged Detroit News / Dorothy Bourdet

U.S. 10-Year Treasury Yield Jumped This Week by Most Since June Bloomberg / Deborah Finestone

Long Term Is Way to View Commodities NY Times / Conrad De Aennle

Bankruptcy filings fall in wake of new rules AP via Charlotte Observer / Marcy Gordon

Earnings for Insurers Are Soaring NY Times / Joseph B. Treaster

Is Windows Near End of Its Run? NY Times / Steve Lohr

CO: Passenger volume continues to mount Denver Post / Kelly Yamanouchi

Fla. orange growers feel squeeze AP via Journal News / Travis Reed

Bond bears tussle with Fed bulls over mixed signals in US housing Australian / Krishna Guha


Treasuries steady in Asia, eyes on Fed officials Reuters

US rethink on hedge fund rules $ FT / Jeremy Grant

SEC to ease margin rules in cost-cut move $ FT / Jeremy Grant

Goldman names Montag global trading head – memo Reuters / Joseph A. Giannone

U.S. dollar nears 10-month high Reuters

Boeing 'would rather see a healthy Airbus' AFX via Forbes

Option arms may put borrowers in a squeeze Orlando Sentinel / Gail Marksjarvis

Consumer Prices, Home Construction Drop: U.S. Economy Preview Bloomberg / Carlos Torres

Money market funds regain investor appeal Bradenton Journal / Kris Flammang

Hedge Fund Escape NY Post / John Aidan Byrne

Investors' Focus Shifts to Growth LA Times / Tom Petruno

MA: Cheap condos as hot items: Sellers avoiding real estate woes Boston Herald / Scott Van Voorhis

AZ: Median price of Phoenix-area home drops for 1st time in decade AP via Arizona Daily sun

OPEC to Discuss Oil Price, Output Cut, Barkindo Says Bloomberg / Andy Critchlow and Abdulla Fardan

Spikes in volume can be warnings to investors Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Gregory M. Drahuschak

Outcry grows over naked short sales Denver Post / Will Shanley

Don't bet on there being a bigger fool than you Independent / Mark Tinker

Good buys on savings bonds end on Nov. 1 Philadelphia Inquirer / Jeff Brown

Resilient U.S. economy poised for sustained solid growth Chicago Sun Times / William B. Hummer

Americans go gaga for Baja Chicago Tribune / Michael Martinez

MN: Property taxes hitting home Minneapolis Star Tribune / Mike Meyers and Jackie Crosby

CA: 'Going ... going ...' Sacramento Bee / Jim Wasserman

Closing loophole that led to mutual-fund woes Marketwatch via Seattle times / Chuck Jaffe

AZ: Growing burden of bankruptcy Arizona Republic / Yvette Armendariz

IL: ComEd bankrupt without rate hike? Hah, Quinn says Chicago Sun Times / Steve Patterson

PA: Abuse by debt collectors growing Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Patricia Sabatini

Peace - maybe prosperity - in innovations Philadelphia Inquirer / Andrew Cassel

An Iffy Road to Lower Rates NY Times / Conrad De Aenlle

If Stocks Look Good, Do Bonds Look Better? US News and World Report via NY Times / Paul J. Lim

Basking on the Beach, or Maybe on the Operating Table NY Times / Jennifer Alsever

One Constant for Car Buyers: A Short Memory NY Times / Hubert B. Herring

You Can Complain, or You Can Make Money NY Times / Ben Stein

What if Google deal is £880m down the tube? Scotsman / Graham Stewart

A Loopy Deal That Actually Makes Sense NY Times / Richard Siklos

Corporate America’s Pay Pal NY Times / Gretchen Morgenson

The decade's best funds soar, but risks remain Chicago Tribune via Orlando Sentinel / Andrew Leckey

Buy-Write Funds: A Blast From the Industry’s Past NY Times / Tim Gray

Competitive Era Fails to Shrink Electric Bills NY Times / David Clay Johnston

Flat taxes have not worked - IMF report Guardian - Observer / Heather Stewart

UK: Tuning the monetary piano Guardian - Observer / William Keegan