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FL: Housing upturn on horizon? Palm Beach Post / Linda Rawls

The real options-backdating culprits CNN / Justin Fox

Fed speakers signal rate pause could continue Reuters via Washington Post / Ros Krasny

Good News, Bad News video Forbes / Albert Bozzo

US Treasuries steady in Asia, await inflation data Reuters

Housing slowdown creating 'ghost towns' Marketwatch / Alistair Barr

CO: Commuters on go earlier, longer and, more often, solo Denver Post Will Shanley and Andy Vuong

Best Of The Best Securities Analysts Forbes

Key Facts and Figures from the BMA’s ‘Primary Distribution Survey’ Bond Market Association

A year into new bankruptcy law, debate rages over effects Dallas Morning News / Pamela Yip

Going, Going, Gold Daily Reckoning / Mogambo Guru

Retailers expected to reduce their hiring for the holidays Indianapolis Star via Detroit Free Press / Madhusmita Bora

Stocks Make It Three In A Row Investors Business Daily ./ Vincent Mao

Wall Street Braces For Tech Earnings Tempest NY Post / Sam Gustin

EU: US prophets of Europe’s doom are half wrong FT / Gideon Rachman

NY: Long Island commuters finding alternatives Newsday / Tom Incantalupo

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

IL: Mortgage law socks home sales Chicago Sun Times / Mary Wisniewski

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

Data, Data and Yet More Data Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis / William Poole

Bank Regulation and Supervision: Balancing Benefits and Costs Federal Reserve Board / Ben S. Bernanke

FedViews Federal Reserve Bank of San. Francisco / John C Williams

Fed's Yellen sees two-sided risks to US growth Reuters / Ros Krasny

Fed's Poole says must keep inflation in check Reuters / Alister Bull

Treasuries edge higher after recent selloff Reuters / Burton Frierson

Dow nearly makes 12,000 CNN / Steve Hargreaves

Limited impact from US earnings growth $ FT / John Authers

CalPERS considers investing in China, Russia Sacramento Bee / Gilbert Chan

US FDIC sees industrial bank decision by end-Jan Reuters

Home Depot falls after downgrade Reuters

Monday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Stocks see directionless trade AP via Boston Herald

Treasuries squeak higher, seek direction from Fed Reuters

Why gas prices dropped Fortune via CNN / Nelson D. Schwartz

Spinimum Wage Tech Central Station / Tim Worstall

Trichet says euro zone potential growth rate 'mediocre' AFX via Forbes

Boomers' exit spells work-force shortage South Florida Sun Sentinel / Christopher Boyd

Empire State Manufacturing Survey pdf Federal Reserve Bank of New York

New York State Manufacturing Unexpectedly Accelerates Bloomberg / Shobhana Chandra

N.Y. Fed manufacturing index rises in October Reuters

Can You Spell Commodity? Forbes / Bernard Condon

Oil retreats back below $59 Reuters via CNN

Wachovia earnings jump 13 percent Reuters via CNN

U.S. Treasuries May Fall on Concern Inflation Will Accelerate Bloomberg / Oliver Biggadike and Shamim Adam

Weiss Case: The Latest Bond Buyer / Lynn Hume

What's up with 10 yr. Treasuries? A Possible Red Flag Safehaven / Bruce Culver

As Lenders, Hedge Funds Draw Insider Scrutiny NY Times / Jenny Anderson

Currency Strategists: Morgan Stanley Says U.S. Dollar to Rally Bloomberg / Ye Xie

Japan's Five-Year Notes Fall Most in Two Weeks After U.S. Data Bloomberg / Keiko Ujikane and Issei Morita

National boundaries become an obstacle to understanding Independent / Stephen King

To Predict Losers In a Power Shift, Follow the Money Washington Post / Jeffrey H. Birnbaum

Treasury Bond Investors See Chances for Lower Rates Disappear Bloomberg / Michael McDonald

Momentum builds for minimum-wage hike Christian Science Monitor / David R. Francis

Gold May Gain as Fed Pause in Rate Increases Hurts the Dollar Bloomberg / Pham-Duy Nguyen

Crude Oil Rises for a Third Day as OPEC Discusses Output Cut Bloomberg / Hector Forster

At work, 'nice' is on the rise Christian Science Monitor / Marilyn Gardner


Optional extras The Economist

Are the baby boomers dragging us down? Dallas Morning News / Bob Moos

Health care, wages, energy costs put squeeze on middle class McClatchy / Kevin G. Hall

Three Cheers For The Dow Forbes / Richard Moroney

OPEC meeting to come amid unity concerns NY Times via Houston Chronicle / Jad Mouawad

Minnesota reports heavy loss of jobs in September Minneapolis Star Tribune / Susan Feyder

KS: Area bank deposits swelled in past year Wichita Eagle / Jerry Siebenmark

UT: Job-growth rate continues hot pace Salt Lake Tribune / Lesley Mitchell

Michigan Workers, Pushed Out of Auto Jobs, Lose Houses, Too Bloomberg / Jeff Bennett

MBA Endorses Ginnie Mae Effort to Securitize Reverse Mortgages Mortgage Bankers Association

NY: Housing Sales, Prices Relatively Flat Buffalo Business Journal

Year to Date Global CDO Issuance of $322 Billion Over 20% Higher than Full-Year 2005; 3rd Quarter Issuance at $117.8 Billion Bond Market Association

Debt buyers versus the indebted Wall Street Journal via Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Henny Sender

Municipal Derivatives and Secondary Market Products Conference Bond Market Association

Data revive fears of US hard landing FT / Jamie Chisholm

Renewed stagflation fears unjustified $ FT / John Authers

Lower oil prices lessen inflation fears: Merrill Globe and Mail / Angela Barnes

Washington unemployment, job pool increased last month Seattle Times / Dan Richman

12,000 Reasons to Sell / James B. Stewart

Jump in inflation sends stocks falling AP via Dallas Morning News

Hooters faces $$$ woes - Owners seek bankruptcy Boston Herald / Scott Van Voorhis

Bernanke worried about regulation interfering with innovation in banking industry AP via Northwest Indiana Times / Martin Crutsinger

The Deficit Is Smaller . . .   . . . but government is bigger National Review / Phil Kerpen

Senate, as well as House, seen up for grabs in midterms Marketwatch / William L. Watts

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

Gold falls back below $600 an ounce AP via Houston Chronicle

IBM's profit up 47% Reuters via CNN

Motorola Profit Drops 45% as Revenue Trails Forecast Bloomberg / Ville Heiskanen

Yahoo 3Q profit slides on slowing growth AP via NJ Post / Michael Liedtke

Bonds up on industrial production data AP via NJ Post

Ginnie Maes look more attractive AP via NJ Post / Tim Paradis

ABC/WashPost US consumer comfort index at -7 Reuters

A Supervisory Perspective on Enterprise Risk Management Federal Reserve Board

Fed's Bies-US banks should be wary on mortgage lending Reuters

Wall Street average paycheck near $300,000 Reuters via CNN

Lower Deficit Sparks Debate Over Tax Cuts' Role Washington Post / Lori Montgomery

Treasuries Gain as Producer Prices, Industrial Production Drop Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton and Deborah Finestone

U.S. Industrial Production Fell 0.6% in September Bloomberg / Courtney Schlisserman

Inflation report waves red flags CNN

No reason for easin' Marketwatch / Dr. Irwin Kellner

Federal Reserve Events Reuters

Fed chairman says rules shouldn't stifle banks San Diego Union Tribune / Mike Freeman

US Aug capital inflows rise to record $116.8 bln Reuters / Mark Felsenthal

CA: Auctioned homes' values are pounded Sacramento Bee / Jim Wasserman

Tuesday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Second wind for the bull market Money via CNN / Michael Sivy

Office Depot swings to profit AP via Houston Chronicle

Oil prices rise above $60 a barrel AP via NJ Post / George Jahn

Fed Officials Are Paid to Worry, Talk Like Hawks Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

U.S. chain store sales rise for 2nd week - ICSC/UBS Reuters

U.S. Producer Prices Fell 1.3%; Core Rate Up 0.6% Bloomberg / Joe Richter

Haven filings move up after fall Washington Times / Tom Ramstack

Immigrants fuel recent area boom in housing Chicago Tribune / Oscar Avila and Sara Olkon

Chicago Merc to Buy Board of Trade for $8 Billion Bloomberg / Annie Pinkert

Fund-Manager Stocks Leave Funds in the Dust Again Bloomberg / Chet Currier

Merrill Lynch 3Q Profit Doubles AP via Forbes

Labranche Shares Tank As Profit Falls NY Post / Zachery Kouwe

Big Board Wasn’t Always A Stickler On Rules NY Post / John Crudele

Foreign Purchases of U.S. Securities Surge to Record in August Bloomberg / Kevin Carmichael

Buyers Wary of Lender's Bonds Bloomberg via LA Times

UK inflation eases but rate rise still likely FT / Jamie Chisholm

Oil Prices Rise Above $60 on OPEC Plan AP via Newsday

Consumer holiday spending to rise 7% MarketWatch / Jennifer Waters

Industrial Production in the U.S. Probably Stalled in September Bloomberg / Joe Richter

It Pays to Have Pals in Silicon Valley NY Times / Miguel Helft

Russia Threatening to Revoke Lukoil Licenses NY Times / Andrew E. Kramer

China's Economy Likely Slowed in Third Quarter on Wen's Curbs Bloomberg / Nerys Avery

Gunsa And Butter Daily Standard / Irwin M. Stelzer

Will the Supreme Court shackle new tribunal law? Christian Science Monitor / Warren Richey

A look at then and now as the U.S. population hits 300 million Pittsburgh Post Gazette


Bond protections not reliable – Fitch FT / David Oakley

Bonds Away Daily Reckoning / Eric J. Fry

CA: Home buyers gain clout in market Contra Costa Times / Eve Mitchell

DC: House Sales In Region Increasingly Called Off Washington Post / Tomoeh Murakami Tse

Retail investors missed most of recent rally Marketwatch / Alistair Barr

Why investors often lag behind the market indexes Wall Street Journal via Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Jonathan Clements

Search for Tomorrow Smartmoney / Nicole Ridgway

Allstate swings to $1.16B 3Q gain AP via Beaufort Gazette

Reflections on the Merc-CBOT Merger Business Week via MSNBC

The GOP Has Some Explaining to Do National Review / Cesar Conda & Daniel Clifton

Fed urged to improve communications policy FT / Krishna Guha

Wall St still on fence regarding future Fed moves Reuters / Pedro Nicolaci da Costa

Stock Market Report pdf Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Treasuries hold steady after inconclusive data Reuters / Burton Frierson

Idaho Schools Embrace Selling Muni Bonds at Auction Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

Not so down and out The Economist

CA: Home prices to fall 2 percent in 2007, Realtors project Orange County Register / Jeff Collins

California Home-Loan Defaults Rise to Highest in 4 1/2 Years Bloomberg / Daniel Taub

TX: Houston homes prices, sales rose in September Houston Chronicle / Katherine Feser

Dow Ends Up 43, but Closes Below 12,000 AP via Chicago Tribune / Tim Paradis

After 12,000, Dow Average May Have to Wait for More Milestones Bloomberg / Nick Baker and Michael Patterson

Dow defies the October jinx Marketwatch / Leslie Wines

StreetTalk: Really A Record? Forbes / Bob Lenzner and David Andelman

EBay Beats Views As Profit Rises 10 Pct. AP via Forbes / Rachel Konrad

Advanced Micro Net Rises; Shares Plunge on Price Cuts Bloomberg / Ian King

Apple Profit Up 27 Pct., Beating Views Chicago Tribune

Banks search for Chicago rival $ FT / Norma Cohen, Doug Cameron and Tobias Buck

CBOT Merger Deal Ups NYMEX Value NY Post / Zachery Kouwe

TX: Immigrants in Texas to send $5.2 billion home Houston Chronicle / Jenalia Moreno

China stems inflows of hot money FT / Richard McGregor

Dow climbs above 12,000 on solid tech earnings Reuters

Wednesday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Treasuries slip on surprising strength in housing Reuters / Pedro Nicolaci da Costa

NY: As housing bubble collapses, developers and sellers cut prices, await deals and pray for a rally in '07 Newsday / Randi F. Marshall

Building permits fall to a five-year low of 1.62 million Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

Social Security checks to rise by 3.3% AP via Dallas Morning News

A Dollar is Not a Dollar Safehaven / Chuck DiFalco

Agencies provide consumer information on nontraditional mortgage loans Federal Reserve Board

U.S. September Housing Starts Rise 5.9% to 1.772 Million Pace Bloomberg / Bob Willis

U.S. Consumer Prices Fell 0.5% Last Month; Core Rate Rose 0.2% Bloomberg / Joe Richter

Bandwagon effect rolls on Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Jack Markowitz

Don't trust stock market as election prognosticator Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

Federal Reserve Events Reuters

Rates Rise as Refinance Applications Decrease in Latest Survey Mortgage Bankers Association

US home loan applications fall as rates extend rise Reuters

Stocks could rally on tech news CNN

Profit Falls, but Intel Looks Up NY Times / Laurie J. Flynn

Sovereign plans to cut expenses Philadelphia Inquirer / Joseph N. DiStefano

JPMorgan Profit Rises, Led by Investment-Banking Fees Bloomberg / Justin Baer

Piper Jaffray profit jumps on sale gain Marketwatch / Greg Mocroft

Oil rises slightly in Asia AP via Houston Chronicle

NY: More than 100K still without power Buffalo Business Journal

Goodyear credit downgraded AP via Raleigh News and Observer

Groups Ask IRS for Record-Keeping Guidance Bond Buyer / Alison L. McConnell

Talk of Raising Gas Tax Is Just That Washington Post / Steven Mufson

Barclays' high-flying finance director quits - with no job to go to Independent / James Daley

UK: Inflation eases but rate rise still likely due to cost pressure Guardian / Ashley Seager and Angela Balakrishnan

Yen Is Little Changed After BOJ Denies Monitoring Carry Trades Bloomberg / Chris Young and Ron Harui



The alternative engine The Economist

Globalisation depresses western wages FT / Samuel Brittan

Monetary Policy Report pdf Bank of Canada

Canada: Opening statement to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance Bank of Canada / David Dodge

Opening statement at a press conference following the release

of the Monetary Policy Report Bank of Canada / David Dodge

Switched Signs and Big Losses Lew Rockwell / Gary North

An Analysis and Description of Pricing and Information Sources in the Securitized and Structured Financial Markets Bond Market Association

Kit Taylor, MSRB Executive Director, Honored by BMA’s Municipal Securities Division Bond Market Association

Who Had It Better: Our Parents or Us? Clif Droke Market Analysis via Safehaven / Clif Droke

Gold, silver prices rise AP via NJ Post

Dow rally leaves hedge funds trailing FT / John Authers

Money funds rose in latest week AP via NJ Post

The high cost of commuting Business Week via MSNBC

FL: Rents rising across Treasure Coast, PBC Palm Beach Post / Pat Beall

CA: Housing slowdown dampens condo sales Sacramento Bee / Jon Ortiz

MI: Unemployment rate stuck at 7.1% Detroit News / Louis Aguilar

What Now for the Dow? Smartmoney / Lisa Scherzer

Is Wal-Mart too tight with China? Marketwatch / Peter Brimelow

UK: How to protect an industry The Economist

Bank of England To Hike on November 9, But What Happens in 2007? Northern Trust via Safehaven / Victoria Marklew

Treasury bonds fall AP via NJ Post

Dow Closes Above 12,000 for 1st Time; Oil Rises and Bonds Fall Bloomberg / Hilary Johnson

Time-Varying Variables Vary Pimco / Paul McCulley

Business Outlook Survey Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

US rate futures shrug off weak Philly Fed reading Reuters

President's Perspective Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas / Richard W. Fisher

Monetary Policy in a Low Inflation Economy with Learning pdf Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco / John C. Williams

Cross-Border Banking: Challenges for Deposit Insurance and Financial Stability in the European Union Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta / Robert A. Eisenbeis and George G. Kaufman

PA: Manufacturing’s prospects in area appear brighter Philadelphia Inquirer / Bob Fernandez

Google's 3Q profit nearly doubles AP via NJ Post / Maichael Liedtke

McDonald's 3Q profit climbs 15 percent AP via NJ Post / Dave Carpenter

AMD shows battle scars CNN / Grace Wong

FDIC Banking Review FDIC

Developing nicely The Economist

Thursday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

U.S. Economy: Leading Economic Indicators Index Rises Bloomberg / Shobhana Chandra

Bank of America to permanently cut securities holdings Marketwatch / David Enrich

Uncertain which way to move The Economist

Bye-Bye, Bond Vigilantes (Assuming You Exist) Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

Italy's Rating Cut by S&P, Fitch on Debt, Deficit Bloomberg / Sheyam Ghieth

Credit ratings $ FT / Lex

Strong earnings balanced by OPEC worries CNN

Southwest Airlines 3Q profit falls AP via NJ Post

Google's Steep Grading Curve Forbes / Rachel Rosmarin

No News Is Good News Forbes / Albert Bozzo

U.S. jobless claims fell 10,000 last week Reuters

CA: More Homeowners Going Into Default LA Times / David Streitfeld and Martin Zimmerman

CA: A Home Market That's Tight: Rentals LA Times / Annette Haddad

Northern Trust boosts net Chicago Sun Times / Mary Wisniewski

Bank of America 3Q Profit Up 41 Percent AP via Chicago Tribune

Nasdaq net income vaults 70%, tops forecasts Marketwatch / Steve Gelsi

Citigroup 3Q net income falls 23 percent AP via NJ Post / Eileen Alt Pwell

Citigroup's Profit Rises, Buoyed by Overseas Units Bloomberg / Justin Baer

Dollar Declines on Speculation Interest-Rate Gap to Narrow Bloomberg / Kabir Chibber

China economy applies the brakes BBC News

UK: Inflation returns to the high street FT / Jamie Chisholm

Bloomberg Dismisses Talk of Sale NY Times / Thomas J. Luek and Andrew Ross Sorkin

Falling US fuel prices ease fears of recession Christian Science Monitor / Mark Trumbull

MA: Foreclosure help on way: Local banks set aside $100M for refinancing Boston Herald / Jerry Kronenberg

Stock Market Breadth Continues to Improve Market Thoughts via Safehaven / Henry To

Germany's economy is beginning to perk up (at last) Independent / Hamish McRae

UK: Bank hints at rise in interest rates next month despite growing unemployment Guardian / Larry Elliott and Angela Balakrishnan

Crude Oil Rises From 1-Week Low as OPEC Meets to Cut Production Bloomberg / Hector Forster

China's Economic Growth Slows on Investment Controls Bloomberg / Nerys Avery

S. Korean Economy Faces `Downward Risks,' Kwon Says Bloomberg / Seyoon Kim


GDP dipped to 2% in quarter, economists say Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

High Dow signals investors' high confidence Christian Science Monitor / Ron Scherer

Dow: It's about more than just 12,000 Minneapolis Star Tribune / Kara McGuire

More solid earnings may keep rally going Reuters / Chris Sanders

Thousands of burned WorldCom investors to get first check from fund AP via

News Corp renews ‘poison pill’ defence $ FT / Joshua Chaffin

UK: GDP growth faster than expected BBC News

Fed should follow the money as well as the data Reuters / Jennifer Ablan

NY Fed calls primary dealers meeting: sources Reuters

Are you a middle-class criminal? FT / Richard Tomkins

High-wireless act San Diego Union Tribune / Kathryn Balint

Stocks eye economy, end mixed CNN / Steve Hargreaves

Federal Reserve Events Reuters

Europe too windy over Chicago exchange deal $ FT / Richard Beales

CO: State jobless rate falls again AP via Denver Post

Did Quantitative Easing by the Bank of Japan "Work"? Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

5-Yr Note: Safe Haven for Wary Investors AP via MSN

Financial Services Industry Conducts Successful Business Continuity Test Bond Market Association

Don't Get Excited About CPI and Housing Data Euro Pacific via Safehaven / Peter Schiff

Gold prices fall below $600 an ounce AP via NJ Post

On NYSE floor, concerns about the future AP via NJ Post / Joe Bel Bruno

Dollar makes slight gains on euro, yen AP via NJ Post

FL: State's jobless rate continues to decline South Florida Sun Sentinel / Harriet Johnson Brackey

Either a Borrower or a Lender Be Tech Central Station / Alvaro Vargas Llosa

The Scale of China's Impact Business Week via MSNBC

Canada: Economists expect stable interest rates CP via Toronto Star / John Ward

Oil Tumbles Below $57 on Skepticism OPEC Will Make Output Cuts Bloomberg / Mark Shenk

OPEC Deepens Cuts, Investors Yawn Forbes / Parmy Olson and R.M. Schneiderman

Ford May Report 3rd Straight Loss on Sales Slump Bloomberg / Bill Koenig

Dow drops 9 on weak Caterpillar forecast AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer / Tim Paradis

Friday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Dow retreats from 12,000 CNN

U.S. high-yield bonds report $3.2 mln inflow – AMG Reuters

Treasuries Head for Weekly Gain on Outlook for Interest Rates Bloomberg / Wes Goodman

Rates on 30-year mortgages edge down slightly AP via Arizona Daily Sun

Lukoil: The Next Oil Superpower? Forbes / David A. Andelman and Heidi Brown

Federal Reserve Events Reuters

Fed Will Stay With Current 5.25 Interest Rate Bloomberg / John M. Berry

Beware: More Fed hikes may be coming CNN / Chris Isidore

Markets Greet Fed's Shift as Pause That Refreshes Bloomberg / Chet Currier

Treasuries drift up, confined to range before Fed Reuters / Pedro Nicolaci da Costa

CA: In declining market, sellers putting homes on the block San Diego Union Tribune / Mike Freeman

3M profit for 3Q rises AP via NJ Post / Joshua Freed

What’s a Backdated Stock Option Worth? / Helen Shaw

Surprise, Surprise? Forbes / Jonathan Fahey

For investors, Dow at 12,000 is a hollow milestone South Florida Sun Sentinel / Harriet Johnson Brackey

Oil holds at $58 after OPEC cut Reuters via CNN

Grasso must return tens of millions from final Big Board pay Bloomberg via South Florida Sun sentinel / Patricia Hurtado

Tennessee jobless rate hits 5-year low Tennessean / Bush Bernard

We're lovin' it: the US carries on consuming Guardian / Andrew Clark

The lessons of '87 Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

How Far Past 12,000? Watch Data NY Times / Vikas Bajaj

New PILOT Regulations Under Fire Bond Buyer / Alison L. McConnell

MA: Hub population prop-up Boston Herald / Jay Fitzgerald

Deutsche, Morgan Stanley Surprised by Yen Drop, Lower Forecasts Bloomberg / Jake Lee

Yen Weakens After North Korean General Says 'Ready' for War Bloomberg / Ron Harui and Chris Young

UK: Brown's golden rule threatened by red ink Guardian

UK: Retail sales fall as high street prices rise Guardian / Angela Balakrishnan

Dollar Heading for Weekly Loss on Signs Economic Growth Slowing Bloomberg / Chris Young

OPEC Agrees to Cut 1.2 Million Barrels of Oil a Day Bloomberg / Andy Critchlow and Fred Pals

China Expansion Will Test Wal-Mart's Darwinism Bloomberg / Mark Gilbert


TX: Foreclosures biting more homeowners Houston Chronicle / Purva Patel

CA: Real estate boom was lowered in 2005 LA Daily News / Gregory J. Wilcox

U.S. stocks to take pause as focus turns to Fed Marketwatch / Carla Mozee

Mortgage rates barely budge ahead of Fed meet AP via Myrtle Beach Sun / Martin Crutsinger

The $100,000 stock: Berkshire Hathaway still soars Marketwatch / Russ Britt

CA: State's 'Salad Bowl' suffering AP via Long Beach Press Telegram / Olivia Munoz

Dunkin' Donuts raids Krispy Kreme turf AP via Contra Costa Times / Beth Rucker

Scrambling to Save Trade Perks LA Times / Chris Kraul

Viewed From Abroad, the Dow at 12,000 Isn’t So Impressive NY Times / Floyd Norris

U.S. 10-Year Treasuries Gain This Week on Signs Growth Slowing Bloomberg / Deborah Finestone and Elizabeth Stanton

European Bonds Declined for a Fourth Week on ECB Rate Outlook Bloomberg / Gavin Finch

NY: A new word in housing: affordable Newsday / Randi F. Marshall

Don't let mortgage insurance surprise you at closing table via Seattle Post Intelligencer / Amy Buttell

Dollar Falls, Snapping 3-Week Climb, as Economic Growth Slows Bloomberg / Daniel Kruger

FL: Holiday workers hard to find South Florida Sun Sentinel / Harriet Johnson Brackey

U.S. Stocks' Three-Week Rally Slows After Dow Reaches Record Bloomberg / Michael Tsang

Treasury Trove: Firms invest in Ex-Secretaries NY Post / Zachery Kouwe

$100 million ready for defrauded hedge fund investors CNN

Feds Grab Bayou Dollars NY Post / Paul Tharp

Price of oil falls in spite of Opec cuts London Times / Carl Mortished

Werewolves Come and Go, but Business of Halloween Is Forever NY Times / Harry Hurt III

UK: Rate rise looks a certainty as economy continues accelerating Guardian / Angela Balakrishnan and Larry Elliott

2 Former Treasury Chiefs Add Clout to Hedge Funds Washington Post / Lori Montgomery



US fund managers see higher US rates $ FT / Francesco Guerrera and John Authers

US welfare system faces accounting overhaul FT / Krishna Guha

A better gauge of inflation Dallas Morning News / Scott Burns

Gasoline prices tumble again CNN

Investors sceptical of Yahoo strategy $ FT / Kevin Allison

Halliburton earnings climb Reuters via Washington Post Matt Daily

Rally hinges on strong corporate earnings Reuters via CNN

Ill effects? Why the spotlight is turning on to private equity $ FT / Francesco Guerrera, James Politi and Stephanie Kirchgaessner

Weakest Growth Period of Year Has Passed: U.S. Economy Preview Bloomberg / Carlos Torres

Long division: Is it over? Chicago Tribune / Greg Burns and Susan Chandler

IL: Banking on a new kind of money power base Chicago Tribune / Becky Yerak

Americans saving less Arizona Republic / Russ Wiles

FL: Law changes, confusion reduce bankruptcy filings Bradenton Herald / Brian Neill

There's a lesson to be learned from the 1987 Dow crash Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Gregory M. Drahuschak

What’s Up, DOW? NY Post / Hilary Kramer and Jennifer Gould Keil

Dow should sound alarm beware euphoria Baltimore Sun / Eileen Ambrose

'Click Fraud' Threatens Foundation of Web Ads Washington Post / Sara Kehaulani Goo

Investor’s Calendar Wall Street Journal

With Web Data, Car Buyers Drive Bargains Wall Street Journal / Jennifer Saranow

CA: Personal bankruptcies experience rise and fall and rise again Long Beach Press Telegram / Barbara Correa

Democratic-leaning funds are yet another October surprise Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Len Boselovic

Money Market Funds: Closing Friday, Oct.20, 2006 Pittsburgh Post Gazette

NV: Real Estate Market Feeling Squeezed Las Vegas Review Journal / Jennifer Robison

NV: Think buying house in foreclosure is cheaper? Maybe not Las Vegas Review Journal / Jennifer Robison

MI: House auction a loss for owners Detroit News / Joe Menard

AZ: Metro area remains affordable Arizona Republic / Catherine Reager

Feds toughen up mortgage rules Boston Herald / Kenneth R. Harney

Fitch to scrutinise booming $26bn derivatives market Guardian – Observer / Heather Connon

The Economic Miracle as an Economic Mirage NY Times / Roger Lowenstein

Location, Location and Nothing but Location NY Times / Hebert B. Herring

Goodbye, Toaster. Hello, Free Stock Trades NY Times / J. Alex Tarquino

Wiping the floor with the trading floor: NYSE brokers fear Big Bang Independent / Stephen Foley

Colluding or Not, Private Equity Firms Are Shaken NY Times / Andrew Ross Sorkin

At Goldman, you're either a hero or you're history Independent / Chris Walker

What goes around comes around Guardian – Observer / William Keegan

Behind Those Stockpiles of Corporate Cash Marketwatch via NY times / Mark Hulbert

The Shot Heard Round the Boardrooms $ NY Times / Gretchen Morgenson

Billions flow down new trade routes Guardian – Observer / Heather Stewart

UK: The mountain top is shrouded in mist: could rates have some way to climb? Independent / Hamish McRae

S.E.C. Inquiry on Hedge Fund Draws Scrutiny NY Times / Walt Bogdanich and Gretchen Morgenson


Vampires, zombies, witches and ghost funds Marketwatch / Paul B. Farrell

Bankruptcies Down But Abuse Still May Be A Problem Buffalo Business Journal / Kent Hoover

The Next Big Thing Tech Central Station / Patrick Cox

On Reserve Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

The Emergence of “Regular and Predictable” as a Treasury Debt Management Strategy Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Subprime Mortgage Originations Volume Down in the First Half of 2006 Mortgage Bankers Association

First Half 2006 Originations Volume Down; Non-traditional Mortgage Volumes Up Mortgage Bankers Association

On Second Homes, Baby Boomers Not Acting Differently Than Their Parents, There Are Just More of Them Mortgage Bankers Association

Fed-watchers look for hint on medium term FT / Krishna Guha

Interest Rate Insanity Daily Reckoning / Mogambo Guru

Review and Preview Morgan Stanley / Ted Wieseman and David Greenlaw

Bond market pulls back ahead of Fed $ FT / John Authers

Second-home fever reduced Marketwatch / Amy Hoak

Labor versus Capital Morgan Stanley / Stephen Roach

Italy: Good News in the Bad News? Morgan Stanley / Vladimir Pillonca

Greed Trumps Fear Forbes / Chris Johnson

U.S. Treasuries down on supply, Fed rate concerns Reuters / John Parry

Monday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Blue chips reach new trading high AP via NJ Post / Joe Bel Bruno

Oil retreats towards lowest level this year FT / Chris Flood

Health savings accounts slow to catch on among insured Dallas Morning News / Pamela Yip

Notes On The News: What Slowdown? Forbes / Paul Maidment

A patient Fed will hold rates steady Marketwatch / Greg Robb

Bush to tout economy AP via Baltimore Sun / Deb Reichmann

Lawmaker may seek to let all consumers freeze credit reports Dallas Morning News / Pamela Yip

Fed's New Growth Estimates Might Lead to Higher Rates Bloomberg / Craig Torres and Carlos Torres

Federal Reserve Events Reuters

Is House Flipping Sleazy? Ludwig Von Mises Institute / Timothy Terrell

Housing in U.S. Poised to Worsen, Derivatives Show Bloomberg / Darrell Hassler and Hamish Risk

New York, Los Angeles, Olathe? Rent’s Bite Is Big in Kansas, Too NY Times / Susan Saulny

U.S. Treasuries fall before 5-year TIPS reopening Reuters / Richard Leong

Treasury Two-Year Yield Highest Since August on Outlook for Fed Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton and Agnes Lovasz

Stocks turn higher, hit new trading record CNN / Steve Hargreaves

Ford Posts $5.8 Billion Loss, Will Restate Earnings Bloomberg / Bill Koenig

AT&T Earnings Jump 74 Pct. to $2.17B AP via Newsday

Dollar firmer as market awaits Fed meeting Marketwatch / Wanfeng Zhou,

Hedge Funds, Central Banks Push Swiss Franc to a Two-Year Low Bloomberg / Aaron Pan

Gold May Gain as Fed's Pause Boosts Demand for Inflation Hedge Bloomberg / Choy Leng Yeong

Oil falls despite Saudi cut Reuters via CNN

Congress Needs Ideas? Here are Five to Start Bloomberg / Kevin Hassett

New York, London Face Challenge as Financial Hubs Bloomberg / Matthew Lynn

What Does Fidelity Know About Bernanke That Bill Gross Doesn't? Bloomberg / Michael McDonald

Endless Credit-Creation! Money Matters via Safehaven / Puru Saxena

Tax cuts do work - but only for a while Christian Science Monitor / David R. Francis

We’re Google. So Sue Us NY Times / Katie Hafner

A rethink on shunning sin Christian Science Monitor / G. Jeffrey MacDonald

China and the conventional wisdom Marketwatch / Peter Brimelow

Russia: Central Banker Sees 6.8% GDP Reuters via Moscow Times / Douglas Busvine

Russia: President Says Foreigners Are Welcome in Oil and Gas Reuters via Moscow Times

Bank of England grapples for truth in 'monetary murkiness' Independent / Stephen King

The American Standard of Whining Forbes / Virginia Postrel

Taiwan's Jobless Rate Probably Fell to More Than Five-Year Low Bloomberg / Theresa Tang


Nervous About Optimism / James B. Stewart

Dow sets new high, but stocks end mixed AP via NJ Post / Tim Paradis

The rule of 20 $ FT / John Authers

Price Trends Signal Fed Will Stand Pat On Fed Funds Rate Investors Business Daily / Kirk Shinkle

A "Green" Light for 2007 Rate Hikes? Business Week via MSNBC / Michael Englund

Back to Bonds via Safehaven / Gary Tanashian

Holiday Sales Should Be Strong As Low Gas Prices Spread Cheer Investors Business Daily / Marilyn Much

WA: Condo concept goes commercial Tacoma News Tribune / C.R. Roberts

How does the US Dollar Defy the Law of Gravity? Sirchartsalot via Safehaven / Gary Dorsch

Hedge funds fall from elite status Marketwatch / Thomas Kostigen

Money manager develops ties to wealthy clientele Wall Street Journal via Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Do Tax Cuts Cost the Government Money? Lew Rockwell / Ron Paul

Euronext seeks UK support on NYSE deal $ FT / Norma Cohen and Gillian Tett

One World . . . Daily Standard / Irwin M. Stelzer

Italy: Fiscal tightening and reform can rescue Italy’s economy $ FT / Martin Wolf

Gold, silver prices rise AP via Arizona Daily Sun

FASB to consider new rule's CMO market effects Reuters

Core, Headline and National Identity Pimco / Andrew Balls

Fed Expected to Leave Key Rate Unchanged AP via Forbes / Jeannine Aversa

New mortgages to slide through 2007 Reuters via CNN

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

Dow 36,000' Optimists, Unbowed, Say Market Still Headed Higher Bloomberg / Demian McLean Profit Falls Less Than Analysts Estimated Bloomberg / Andria Cheng

Stocks Fall As Fed Meeting Begins AP via Forbes / Tim Paradis

Tuesday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Countrywide Profit Misses Estimates as Mortgages Fall Bloomberg / Will Edwards

MA: Dark days for home sales: Weakest Sept. in decade Boston Herald / Jerry Kronenberg

Oil prices creep higher AP via NJ Post

The Worst Political Investment Forbes / Jessica Holzer

Paulson Says Sarbanes-Oxley Adds to Companies' Burden Bloomberg / Matthew Benjamin and Thomas R. Keene

Worried about outsourcing? Cheer 'insourcing' Fortune via CNN / Anne Fisher

TD Ameritrade Profit Misses Estimates; Shares Decline Bloomberg / Bradley Keoun

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

When good news also is bad news Marketwatch / Dr. Irwin Kellner

Wall St. has high hopes for October LA Times / Walter Hamilton

Reeling Ford: No alliance Detroit Free Press / Sarah A. Webster

UK: Manufacturing orders drop steeply Guardian / Ashley Seager

The Mortgage Mess Forbes / Liz Moyer

Bond Traders Lose $1 Million Incomes as Transparency Cuts Jobs Bloomberg / Mark Pittman and Caroline Salas

Bernanke May Have Little to Communicate on Communications Plan Bloomberg / Scott Lanman and Steve Matthews

If Bears Are Smarter, Why Do Bulls Get the Money? Bloomberg / Chet Currier

Mayer an upset choice as CBOT's merger rep Chicago Tribune / Ameet Sachdev

Legg Mason's Earnings Rise at the Slowest Pace in 3 1/2 Years Bloomberg / Danielle Kost

Online brokerages hit for millions by hackers manipulating penny stocks Bloomberg / Bradley Keoun

This Time, It’s Not the Economy NY Times / Eduardo Porter

Dow Wagers NY Post / Suzanne McGeee

Red ink washes over Ford Chicago Tribune / Rick Popely

Fannie Mae Files Restitution Plan With Regulator NY Times / Stephen Labaton

Oil continues downward drift CNN

Dollar inches up but hemmed in ranges ahead of Fed Reuters / Veronica Brown

China cracks down on corruption BBC News



Economists divided on meaning of 12 words Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

Moody’s warns on junk slowdown FT / David Oakley

Fed Holds Steady Forbes / Tom Van Riper

FOMC Statement Federal Reserve Board

Lacker's 3rd straight FOMC dissent first since '98 Reuters

Treasuries Gain After Fed Says Inflation Likely to Moderate Bloomberg / Michael McDonald and Elizabeth Stanton

US SWAPS - Spreads narrow as Treasuries prices rise Reuters

Laying the Foundation for a Mortgage Industry in Mexico Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

12˘ Hamburgers and $600 Cars Ludwig Von Mises Institute / Mark Brandly

Oil prices climb nearly $2 a barrel AP via NJ Post / Madlen Read

Heating oil, gas prices leveling off? Newsday / Tom Incantalupo

Dollar Barely Budges Vs. Euro AP via Houston Chronicle

Weak yen boost to Japanese trade BBC News

CA: Demand for office space slowing San Diego Union Tribune / Mike Freeman

Countrywide sees shakeout in lending LA Times / E. Scott Reckard

Chicago Fed national activity index falls in Sept. Reuters

Revolt of the fairly rich Fortune via CNN / Matt Miller

U.S. Home Resales Fall; Prices Drop for Second Month Bloomberg / Courtney Schlisserman

Home prices fall for a second straight month CNN

Treasuries steady after weaker-than-expected homes Reuters

Primary Dealers Survey Forecasts Interest Rates to Remain Unchanged Through End of Year Bond Market Association

Treasurys market eager for clues about upcoming Fed rate leanings Marketwatch / Leslie Wines

Dealers see U.S. 10-yr yield 4.73 pct end 2006-BMA Reuters

Wednesday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Nasdaq pulls away, buoyed by Amazon earnings Marketwatch / Leslie Wines & Mark Cotton

The risk of reward Marketwatch / Todd Harrison

Gold drifts lower ahead of Fed statement Marketwatch / Ciara Linnane

US home loan demand rises as refinancing picks up Reuters

CA: Auctions help sellers move on CNN / Jeff Collins

Countrywide Financial to cut 2,500 jobs AP via NJ Post

Cincinnati Schools Sell Bonds in Bet Against History Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

GM Net Loss Shrinks, Operating Profit Tops Forecasts Bloomberg / Jeff Green and Greg Bensinge

GM posts $115 million loss for third quarter AP via Houston Chronicle / Tom Krisher

Qwest cuts retiree benefits Denver Post / Andy Vuong

Boeing Profit Falls; Forecast Raised as Sales Soar Bloomberg / James Gunsalus

Oil prices rise before inventories data AP via Houston Chronicle / Mazin Elfehaid

Big Oil's best days may be over - for now CNN / Steve Hargreaves

Raise Audits, Not Taxes Forbes / Janet Novack

Executives' greed fuels government intrusion Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Jack Markowitz

Gauging the taco economy Orange County Register / Jonathan Lansner

Americans upset with rising health costs AP via NJ Post / Eileen Alt Powell

Eurozone economy shows sprint may not be over Reuters / Brian Love

Social Security Enters Elections Washington Post / Lori Montgomery

UK: Manufacturers fear November rate rise as orders dry up Guardian / Angela Balakrishnan

Australia's Consumer Prices Rise More Than Expected Bloomberg / Hans van Leeuwen

Japan's Trade Surplus Unexpectedly Widens on Exports Bloomberg / Lily Nonomiya

South Korean Economy Grew 0.9% on Business Investment Bloomberg / Seyoon Kim

Yuan Gains Won't Narrow U.S. Deficit, McKinnon Says Bloomberg / Christina Soon


Misunderstood Munis / Nicole Bullock

Greenspan says wars not affecting U.S. economy AP via Houston Chronicle / Jeannine Aversa

FL: Broward home sellers uneasy as sales slump by 24%, prices drop 2% South Florida Sun Sentinel / Paul Owers

Red Hat shares tumble 30 percent AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer / Mike Baker

Greenspan says dollar now sharing stage with euro Reuters

Slow road ahead The Economist

Money funds fall in latest week AP via NJ Post

Send in the clones The Economist

Apartment rent, demand is soaring AP via NJ Post / Alex Veiga

NY: For sale (or for rent) Newsday / Karin Lipson

Is housing out of the woods? Business Week via MSNBC / Marc Hogan

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

For sale, price reduced Washington Times / Patrice Hill

Atlanta Rides Empty Elevators as Downtown Vacancy Rates Soar Bloomberg / Mary Jane Credeur

Borrowers clamor to refinance ARMs Dallas Morning News via Tacoma News Tribune / Steve Brown

Twin Deficits, Twenty Years Later Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Microsoft First-Quarter Profit Rises on Server Sales Bloomberg / Dina Bass

Fannie Mae to Gain From Democrats; Wal-Mart May Lose Bloomberg / Michael Tsang

Oil prices fall more than $1 a barrel AP via NJ Post

Brown upbeat on UK growth outlook BBC News

Jobless claims rise to 308,000 Marketwatch / Robert Schroeder

Treasurys higher as rally continues Marketwatch / Leslie Wines

Microsoft: Where's The Growth? Forbes / Chris Kraeuter

Bulls take control on Wall Street CNN

Thursday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Treasury’s Paulson Plays With The Plunge Protectors NY Post / John Crudele

Oil prices slip following steep rise a day earlier AP via Houston Chronicle

Prospering May Not Make People Happier, but It May Make Them Healthier NY Times / Robert H. Frank

Fed may enter period of unchanged rates AP via NJ Post / Martin Crutsinger

Fed holds steady but is wary of inflation LA Times / Molly Hennessy-Fiske

On the Fed and oil $ FT / John Authers

U.S. September New-Home Sales Rise 5.3% to a 1.075 Million Pace Bloomberg / Bob Willis

Cooldown catching up with builders Arizona Republic / Glen Creno

Real estate smarts: Buy low, rent high Business 2.0 via CNN / Paul Sloan

Durables Orders in U.S. Rose By Most in Six Years Bloomberg / Joe Richter

Fed May Keep 5.25 Percent Rate for Quite a While Bloomberg / John M. Berry

Perceptions About Fed Undergo Faith-Based Change Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

The Next Job Outsourced to India Could Be Yours Bloomberg / Mark Gilbert


Soros, Bacon, Jones Hedge Funds Lag Behind S&P 500 Bloomberg / Katherine Burton

Hacking of online brokerage accounts starts to grow Marketwatch / Robert Schroeder

Auto Sales Gains Expected for October AP via Chicago Tribune / Tom Krisher

Vital Signs: Is Employment Picking Up? Business Week via MSNBC / James Mehring

TX: Investors ignore report's advice on Texas real estate Dallas Morning News / Steve Brown

CA: Capital's market is watched for trends Sacramento Bee / Jim Wasserman

Credit-Default Swap Traders Anticipated Announcements of LBOs Bloomberg / Shannon D. Harrington

Greenspan gives Bush `incomplete' as term nears end Chicago Tribune / Bill Barnhart

CO: Foreclosure continues to rock Denver Denver Post / Aldo Svaldi

PA: Home prices rise here, fall elsewhere Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Elvin Green

Stock Market Rally Doesn't Slow Buybacks / Stephen Taub

S&P 500 Profit Growth Best Since 2004 As Firms Beat Views By A Wide Margin Investor’s Business Daily / Daniel Del’re

On national indices $ FT / John Authers

Economist says U.S. trade policies have sapped economic strength Marketwatch / Alan Tonelson

US GDP $ FT / Lex

Fed's Stern lends support to inflation targets Reuters via CNN

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

Bubble-proof markets CNN

MD: MuniMae fires auditor after accounting woes Baltimore Sun / Laura Smitherman

Gap between mortgage rates narrows Orange County Register / Mathew Padilla

CA: Auctions' appeal grows with builders' inventory LA Times / Annette Haddad

What Are the Risks to the United States of a Current Account Reversal? Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

The Texas Economy: Cooling but Still Strong Federal Reserve Bank of Texas / Fiona Sigalla

Economic Activity Increases but Housing Slowdown Continues pdf Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Oil Prices Creep Higher on Terror Fears AP via Newsday / Brad Foss

Deconstructed The Economist

The bubble-proof economy CNN / Chris Isidore

U.S. Economy: Growth Slows to 1.6% as Housing Slides Bloomberg / Joe Richter

Federal Reserve Events Reuters

OH: Hotels not as full and charging more Cincinnati Enquirer / Alexander Coolidge

Dow Ends Down 73 on Slow Economic Growth AP via Newsday / Tim Paradis

Treasuries Rally, Pushing 10-Year Note Yield to Three-Week Low Bloomberg / Michael McDonald and Elizabeth Stanton

Voters Asked to Approve Record Amount of Muni Bonds Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

Friday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

U.S. Stocks Fall After GDP Report; Ingersoll-Rand, Avon Decline Bloomberg / Hilary Johnson

Short Memories Forbes / Jonathan Fahey

Economic Growth Slows to 1.6 Pct. Pace AP via Forbes / Jeannine Aversa

S.E.C. Facing Wide Review of Practices NY Times / Gretchen Morgenson

Federal scorekeeper steps up to the plate St. Louis Post Dispatch / David Nicklaus

For many, the voting is already over Christian Science Monitor / Linda Feldmann

As wells dry up, Mexico could be forced to privatize oil Christian Science Monitor / Sara Miller Llana

If the US needs rates at 5.25% to check its housing market, what will it take in Britain? Independent / Hamish McRae

Yen Drops to Record Against Euro After Japan's Inflation Report Bloomberg / Kosuke Goto and Chris Young

Japan's Core Consumer Price Gains Unexpectedly Slow Bloomberg / Mayumi Otsuma

UK: Immigrants 'help the economy grow by 3%' Guardian / Angela Balakrishnan

The real price of coffee Independent / Stephen Castle



Apartment demand grows across U.S. Houston Chronicle / Alex Veiga

Chevron profit balloons 40% AP via Calgary Sun

GAO Chief Warns Economic Disaster Looms AP via Chicago Tribune / Matt Crenson

Bush: GOP Congress key to low taxes Marketwatch / William L. Watts

Housing hangs heavy AP via Long Beach Press Telegram / Jeannine Aversa

FL: It's a buyer's market on housing front Gainesville Sun / Marina Blomberg

U.S. pickups piling up on dealers' lots AP via Lansing State Journal / Tom Krisher

Domain names again become big business Toronto Star / Surya Bhattacharya

Wal-Mart's October U.S. Same-Store Sales Rose About 0.5 Percent Bloomberg / Lauren Coleman-Lochner and Nancy Kercheval

U.S. Stocks Extend Rally to 5th Week, the Longest in 11 Months Bloomberg / Michael Tsang

Dollar Drops Most in Four Months Versus Euro on Fed Outlook Bloomberg / Daniel Kruger

NC: Local jobless rate rises a bit News and Observer / David Ranii

Treasuries Gain for Second Week as Fed Leaves Rate Unchanged Bloomberg / Michael McDonald

Risky corporate bonds video Barron’s via Marketwatch

Stocks seen higher but data may bring in cool front Marketwatch / Carla Mozee

Yahoo's dilemma: Deal or no deal? CNN via Fortune / Tim Arango and Adam Lashinsky

Worry over slowing economy shuts down Dow's record run AP and Bloomberg via Baltimore Sun

U.S. economy's growth rate slows LA Times / Joel Havemann

MA: Condo slump recalls 1990s Boston Herald / Jerry Kronenberg

Mortgage prepayment not for all Orange County Register / Colin Stewart

Study finds 7-year high in workplace absenteeism AP via Pittsburgh Post Gazette


CO: Deep discounts for homebuyers Denver Post / Margaret Jackson

ETF opens gates to private equity investing Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

JGBs inch up on U.S. Treasuries, weaker Nikkei Reuters / Rika Otsuka

Slowdown? Europe says 'So what?' IHT / Carter Dougherty

India: Economists split on potential rate increase Marketwatch / V. Phani Kumar

Bounced Check Fees at Record Level AP via Newsday / Eileen alt Powell

Nikkei retreats following Wall Street weakness Marketwatch / Chris Oliver

Global competition sparks spending spree FT / Clive Cookson

Stocks: Choppy waters ahead CNN / Alexandra Twin

Risky strategy in Detroit shows signs of payoff FT / Francesco Guerrera and Bernard Simon

Election matters to the market Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Gregory M. Drahuschak

It's Your Move Philadelphia Inquirer / Jeff Brown

Should you be scared of a stigmatized home? Marketwatch / Amy Hoak

CA: Winging it Sacramento Bee / Jim Wasserman

CA: Not an agents' market, either LA Times / Diane Wedner

New bankruptcy law raises tough hurdles for consumers Baltimore Sun / Tami Luhby

Spotlight on jobs, wages and unit labor costs Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

Tricky economics no treat Orange County Register / Jonathan Lansner

Young adults squeezed Raleigh News and Observer / Vicki Lee Parker

Retailers expecting solid holiday season San Diego Union Tribune / Frank Green

Chrysler may have a modest small-car edge on its Big 3 rivals LA Times / John O’ Dell

Potential Nasdaq Double-Top Peak Trader via Safehaven / Arthur Eckart

Mutual fund industry is hit by new round of problems St. Louis Post Dispatch / David Nicklaus

Fed’s View Is Getting a Checkup NY Times / Conrad De Aennle

Stagger due dates to spread bond risk Raleigh News and Observer / Holly Nicholson

Betting bond yields against Fed actions Bloomberg via Philadelphia Inquirer / Michael McDonald

The Fed talks tough, but that doesn't mean a rate hike Independent / Rob Carnell

Burger-Flipping Isn’t the Only Job Still Available NY Times / Hubert B. Herring

Big oil may have to get even bigger to survive Guardian – Observer / Oliver Morgan

Dollar drops in knee-jerk response to economic data AFP and CAN via Taipei Times

Good Months and Bad Wall Street Journal

Dow, Wow. But Other Stocks Are Hot Too. Wall Street Journal / Gregory Zuckerman

If You’re Playing ‘Beat the Benchmark,’ Don’t Expect to Win US News and World Report via NY Times / Paul J. Lim

Now Playing in Europe: The Future of Detroit NY Times / Micheline Maynard

Has Corporate America No Shame? Or No Memory? NY Times / Ben Stein

As Elections Near, Dueling With Dollars Washington Post / Jim VandeHei and Chris Cillizza

The Best of This Show May Be Gridlock NY Times / Daniel Altman

UK: Borrowers will take the strain if bank rates soar Guardian – Observer / Heather Stewart

UK: Will Gordon hum a new tune? Guardian – Observer / William Keegan


Russia’s middle class starts spending FT / Neil Buckley

Ford Sees Production Down in Part of '07 AP via Forbes

Behind Dow 12,000, an economy at risk MSN via Fiend’s SuperBear Page / Bill Fleckenstein

Global Cash Glut Fuels Investment Boom, Rate Concern Bloomberg / John Fraher and Simon Kennedy

The Myth of the Gold Supply Deficit Lew Rockwell / Robert Blumen

Sarbanes-Oxley Brings U.S. Firms IPO Earnings Abroad Bloomberg / Yalman Onaran

Dodging Taxes Is a New Stock Options Scheme NY Times / Eric Dash

Hope for Magellan? / Rob Wherry

CA: Is another grocery store shake-up on the way? Long Beach Press Telegram / Felix Sanchez

Sandra L. Thompson Appointed Director of the Division of Supervision and Consumer Protection FDIC

Midwest Manufacturing Output Falls in September pdf Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Dollar mixed against major currencies AP via Beaufort Gazette

Fed's Fisher encouraged by inflation news Reuters

Trimmed Mean PCE Inflation Rate Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Texas Manufacturing Outlook Survey Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Rates lower in Treasury bill auction AP via Beaufort Gazette

All About Income Morgan Stanley / Richard Berner

Winter Weather: Cause for Concern? Morgan Stanley / Shital Patel

The Fallacy of Global Decoupling Morgan Stanley / Stephen Roach

EU: Ending 2006 on a Strong Note Morgan Stanley / Eric Chaney

Consumer-loan demand weakens, Fed says Marketwatch / Robert Schroeder

Global warming, economic cooling? The Economist

Nasdaq climbs, Dow drifts CNN / Alexandra Twin

Daily circulation falls at U.S. papers AP via NJ Post / Seth Sutel

Market Sits Atop A Gusher Of Optimism Forbes / Chris Johnson

Is 40,000 stores too many? AP via Cincinnati Enquirer / Allison Linn

Merrill, Deutsche Missed Dollar Strength This Year Bloomberg / Min Zeng

Fla. orange shortage causes Minute Maid, Simply Orange price bump AP via South Florida Sun Sentinel

Rate futures look for continued Fed pause on PCE Reuters

Monday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

CEO pay seen outpacing investor returns CNN

Rising rates worry homeowners AP via MSNBC

Precious Points: Fed Sends "Buy" Signal TradingTheCharts via Safehaven / Dominick

Futures waver on Lacker even as core PCE steadies Reuters

Treasuries shed gains on Fed's Lacker; PCE in line Reuters / John Parry

Federal Reserve Events Reuters

Fed's Lacker says need to communicate on strategy Reuters

U.S. Consumer Spending, Incomes Rise, Inflation Slows Bloomberg / Joe Richter

Consumer Spending Up 0.1 Pct. in Sept. AP via Forbes / Jeannine Aversa

Oil prices decline on OPEC output doubts AP via Philadelphia Inquirer / George Jahn

Where not to buy CNN

Verizon Third-Quarter Profit Rises 2.8% on Wireless Bloomberg / J. Kyle Foster and Ville Heiskanen

Stocks get early shivers CNN

Buffett, Salvation for U.S.'s Big-City Newspapers Bloomberg / David Pauly

ABN Amro Profit Drops on Provisions, Antonveneta Bloomberg / Joana Quintanilha

Morgan Stanley Buys Minority Stake in Avenue Capital Bloomberg / Christine Harper and Jenny Strasburg

Bush, Republicans Find Strong Economy Doesn't Win Middle Class Bloomberg / Brendan Murray

Halloween Is an Economist's Biggest Nightmare Bloomberg / Kevin Hassett

Treasury May Reduce Debt Sales by 50 Percent, Boosting Bonds Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton

Out of work in Michigan? Wyoming wants you. Christian Science Monitor / Amanda Paulson

American Tragedies, to Sell Trucks NY Times / David Carr

BOJ Will Probably Keep Rates Unchanged Ahead of Outlook Report Bloomberg / Mayumi Otsuma

Yen Strengthens on Speculation BOJ Will Raise Economic Outlook Bloomberg / Ron Harui and Chris Young



Backdating: A little less than meets the eye Fortune via CNN / Roger Parloff

Exchange regulation in world without borders $ FT / Walt Lukken

CA: New homes on the horizon Sacramento Bee / Jim Wasserman

Trick or Treat, Taxpayer Lew Rockwell / Gary North

In for a Scare? Daily Standard / Irwin M. Stelzer

Trust, But No Way to Verify? Tech Central Station / Glenn Harlan Reynolds

JGB futures up after Treasury gains, Fukui comments Reuters

U.S. Fed policymakers' recent comments Reuters

Forget a rate cut, Fed won't blink on inflation Reuters / Alister Bull

Big oil's expensive black gold quest CNN / Steve Hargeaves

Oil prices end up after sagging to $57 AP via Houston Chronicle

Gold, silver prices slip AP via Beaufort Gazette

Are gas prices done dropping? AP via Beaufort Gazette / Brad Foss

ABC/WashPost US Consumer Comfort Index rises to -3 Reuters

U.S. Consumers Still Antsy Reuters / Scott Reeves

Income Outstrips Spending... Daily Pfennig via Daily Reckoning / Chris Gaffney

Fannie, Freddie Should Put More Profit into Housing, Frank Says Bloomberg / James Tyson

T. Rowe Price manager finding a rich field of large-cap U.S. stocks Marketwatch / Jonathan Burton

Profits a Treat, Economy Tricky / Igor Greenwald

Nasdaq Edges Higher In Heavier Trade Investor’s Business Daily / Vincent Mao

Dow falls 6 on consumer confidence dip AP via Contra Costa Times / Ellen Simon

Wall of worry has become slope of hope Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

Bond prices rise on weak U.S data AP via Houston Cronicle

Cash Saving Tips For Poor Grasso NY Post / John Crudele

KS: Forecast: Retail prices up; profits stagnant Wichita Eagle / Bill Wilson

Timing critical as ECB considers interest rates IHT / Carter Dougherty

UK rates hike 'not a done deal' BBC News

Alpha/Beta Anemia Pimco / Bill Gross

Boo! Confidence posts surprise drop CNN / Chris Isidore

Regional rumblings spark fears of US factory slump Reuters / Pedro Nicolaci da Costa

Cox: More Backdating Charges to Come / Stephen Taub

US Treasuries up but struggle with costs data Reuters / Burton Frierson

Federal Reserve watcher calls for ‘inflation target’ Baltimore Examiner / G.M. Corrigan

Oil Declines on Warm U.S. Weather Forecast, Rising Inventories Bloomberg / Eduard Gismatullin

Dollar higher ahead of PMI, consumer confidence Marketwatch / Steve Goldstein & Wanfeng Zhou

Employment costs up Reuters via CNN

Stocks unfazed by spooky economy CNN

Tuesday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Boo! What scary goblins lurk for stocks Marketwatch / Dr. Irwin Kellner

Hedge fund fees $ FT / Lex

Load funds can become burdensome Philadelphia Inquirer / Jeff Brown

FL: The British are coming... Orlando Sentinel / Beth Kassab

Fresh wobble for Japan's economy BBC News

Economy Robbed Peter to Pay Paul? I Doubt It Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

Oil floats above $58 Reuters via CNN

Futures shine on consumers CNN

Procter & Gamble's Net Rises 33% on Gillette Sales Bloomberg / Chris Burritt

Tribune Sale Might Be Ploy To Dupe Chandlers NY Post / Zachery Kouwe

UBS misses third-quarter forecasts FT / Haig Simonian

A $700 Million Hedge Fund, Down From $3 Billion, Says It Will Close NY Times / Landon Thomas, Jr.

PA: Area's job growth offers indication of recovery Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Joe Napsha

Bush Makes Up for Tax Cuts With More Spending Bloomberg / John M. Berry

Candidates Are Ignoring $1.35 Trillion Minimum Tax `Time Bomb' Bloomberg / Ryan J. Donmoyer

The Fed's odd man out Baltimore Sun / Laura Smitherman

Midwest manufacturing way off Dow Jones via Chicago Tribune

Houston Sets $232M Refunding Bond Buyer / Elizabeth Albanese

Bank of Japan Keeps Rates Unchanged Ahead of Its Outlook Report Bloomberg / Mayumi Otsuma

Oil Tumbles on Signs of Increased Supply; Dollar Halts Slump Bloomberg /  Mark Shenk

Russia: 13 CEOs Back Russia in WTO Moscow Times / Anatoly Medetsky