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Bond prices rise on manufacturing data AP via NJ Post

Recession odds growing, Fed model shows Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

Community Development Financial Institutions: Promoting Economic Growth and Opportunity Federal Reserve Board / Ben S. Bernanke

The National Economy: Slower Growth, Moderating Inflationary Pressure Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Fed chairman warns on home financing AP via Houston Chronicle / Jeannine Aversa

Gold rises to 8-week high, dollar drops AP via NJ Post

Dow Ends Down 50 on Weak Economic Data AP via Forbes / Ellen Simon

American car buyers get a case of amnesia Fortune via CNN

GM, Ford report higher sales for October Marketwatch / Shawn Langlois

United Airlines plans to cut debt UPI

The Minimum Wage: It's All Local Forbes / Janet Novack

Canadian dollar drops on trust decision, bonds up Reuters / Cameron French

Wireless devices send mixed radio signals LA Times / Jim Puzzanghera

Rate futures boost chance of Fed cuts on Oct ISM Reuters

Can the economy survive the housing bust? Fortune via CNN / Jon Birger

U.S. October ISM Manufacturing Index Falls to 51.2 Bloomberg / Courtney Schlisserman

Construction spending falls in September AP via NJ Post / Martin Crutsinger

Derivatives traders see Oct US payrolls at 103,800 Reuters

US renews estimate of larger 30-year issuance Reuters

Treasuries prices climb on weak ISM manufacturing Reuters

Treasury says it will borrow $32 billion AP via NJ Post / Martin Crutsinger

Deutsche Bank bolstered by debt trading $ FT / Ivar Simensen

Kannapolis will issue biotech bonds Charlotte Observer / Victoria Cherrie and Adam Bell

Wednesday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

October second biggest '06 merger month CNN

'Solid quarter' at Qwest Denver Post / Jeff Smith

CVS confirms merger talks with Caremark $ FT / Daniel Pimlott

Federal Reserve Events Reuters

Using this math, Skilling got off easy Denver Post / al Lewis

Support for bond yields set to fade away Marketwatch and Bondhead Referral / Tomi Kilgore

City of High Rollers Has No Use for a Train Wreck: Joe Mysak Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

Deutsche Bank Profit Rises 25%; Trading Revenue Falls Bloomberg / Elena Logutenkova and Aaron Kirchfeld

SEC Focuses on `Naked Shorting' in Sandell Fund Case Bloomberg / Katherine Burton and David Scheer

US worker sentiment rises in October-Hudson Index Reuters

Oil drifts ahead of inventory reading Reuters via CNN

Inventory haunting domestic automakers Detroit Free Press / Katie Merx

Dow finishes month up 3.4% LA Times

Adjustable rate worries mortgage holders AP via Houston Chronicle / Jeannine Aversa

Naked In The Hedge NY Post / Roddy Boyd

CA: As buyers balk, builders carry on Orange County Register / Mathew Padilla

October Muni Volume Up 5.9% From 2005 Bond Buyer / Matthew Hudson

Gambling Against the Dollar NY Times / David Leonhardt

Americans' job worries outweigh rising wage AP via Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Anne D'Innocenzio

India's economy, now with muscle Christian Science Monitor / Mark Sappenfield

Japan Must Beat Roach's Forces of Globalization Bloomberg / William Pesek


CO: Mortgage fraud serious, panel agrees Rocky Mountain News / John Rebchook

The Economic Outlook Federal Reserve Board / Susan S. Bies

Fed's Bies-US fed funds rate close to neutral Reuters

Fed's Bies says stage set for easing US inflation Reuters / Steve Dinnen

What Is the Fed Doing on Housing? Tech Central Station / Desmond Lachman

Bond bears still lurking Marketwatch / Peter Brimelow

The rich are getting much richer, much faster than everyone else McClatchy Newspapers / Kevin G. Hall

Get Ready for an October Jobs Bounce Business Week via MSNBC / Rick MacDonald

Economy slowing; recession in 2007? USA Today via Clarion Ledger

U.S. Recession Warnings Grow Louder; Some Say It's Just Noise Bloomberg / Vince Golle and Carlos Torres

In some places, U.S. money isn't as sound as dollar Wall Street Journal via Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Michael M. Phillips

Extreme House-Selling Strategies / Aleksandra Todorova

U.S. foreclosure rate climbs 43% Gannett News via Clarion Ledger

US retail FT / Lex

IRS to raise vehicle reimbursement AP via Raleigh News and Observer

A Taxing Time for the GOP Washington Post / Lori Montgomery

China: Forget trade deficits, the real worry is what China will do with its money Independent / Hamish McRae

Tethering inflation The Economist

Wanted: Big jobs gain CNN / Chris Isidore

War Or Not, It’s Still About The Economy Stupid NY Post / John Crudele

Trouble at till The Economist

Bond prices slip on signs of inflation AP via NJ Post

Junk Bonds in Europe Gain on Faster Economic Growth Bloomberg / Steve Rothwell

Oil prices settle below $58 a barrel AP via NJ Post / George Jahn

War dividend The Economist

Home Depot chips away at downturn NY Times via Detroit News / Michael Barbaro and Claudia H. Deutsch

MI: Study puts Michigan at No. 3 in U.S. manufacturing Lansing State Journal / Derek Wallbank

Economic Perspectives Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Confessions of a Data Dependent Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas / Richard W. Fisher

Fed's Fisher encouraged by lower inflation Reuters

Slow-market crisis: Stuck with two homes CNN / Stephen Gandel

Euro Rises Versus Dollar as Trichet Pledges `Strong Vigilance' Bloomberg / Min Zeng

China's trillion dollar surplus BBC News / Steve Schifferes

U.S. Consumers Turn Thrifty Forbes / Scott Reeves

Federal Reserve Events Reuters

Treasuries slide on strong labor costs data Reuters / Burton Frierson

Stocks Fall on Productivity Report AP via Forbes / Tim Paradis

Thursday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Mortgage rates see big drop CNN

U.S. Economy: Productivity Stalls, Costs Increase Bloomberg / Courtney Schlisserman

Elections Can't Beat Street Forbes / Robert Lenzner and Paul Maidment

ECB leaves eurozone rates at 3.25% FT / Neil Dennis

Divergent trends in commodities prices $ FT / John Authers

Gold in moderation NY Daily News / Phyllis Furman

Oil prices fall after inventory drop AP via Houston Chronicle / George Jahn

Gold hits 8-week high, boosted by weak U.S. data Reuters / Pratima Desai

German jobless rate drops below 10 percent for 1st time since 2002 AP via San Diego Union Tribune / Geir Moulson

Retail sales sputter CNN / Parija B. Kavilanz

Business productivity flat Reuters via CNN

Jobless claims jump up Reuters via CNN

Hedge Funds Are Tempted to Let Loose Dogs of Risk Bloomberg / Mark Gilbert

U.S. Third-Quarter Labor Costs Jump From Year Earlier Bloomberg / Courtney Schlisserman

ECB's Trichet Flags `Strong Vigilance,' Higher Rates Bloomberg / John Frahe


The Evolving Role of the Federal Reserve Banks Federal Reserve Board / Donald L. Kohn

Speeches & Testimony FDIC / Sheila C. Bair

The Great Debate Morgan Stanley / Stephen Roach and Richard Berner

US business loans rose $5.9 bln in latest week-Fed Reuters

Exxon sees plenty of oil supplies to meet demand Marketwatch / Jasmina Kelemen

Oil prices going to the century mark Marketwatch / Dr. Fariborz Ghadar

Stocks Fall Again, Capping Week With Losses Investor’s Business Daily / Vincent Mao

Stores brace for holiday crime LA Daily News / Julia M. Scott

The Rise in Homeownership Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Averaging Forecasts from VARs with Uncertain Instabilities pdf Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City Todd E. Clark and Michael W. McCracken

Realtors project housing boom if alternate credit scores adopted AP via San Diego Union Tribune / Garance Burke

Younger home buyers bring market changes Marketwatch / Kristen Gerencher

Jobless figures boost Bush ahead of polls FT / Krishna Guha and Eoin Callan in Washington and Richard Beales

US economy $ FT / Lex

The lunacy of earnings guidance $ FT / Francesco Guerrera

Hopes for Fed rate cuts die Reuters via CNN

Economy's political sway shifts Chicago Tribune / William Neikirk

The New Word in Home Sales: 'Canceled' Wall Street Journal via Bondhead Referral / June Fletcher and Ruth Simon

Realtors Say the Stars Are Aligned for Housing NY Times / Vikas Bajaj

NY: Selling real estate in Westchester getting tougher Journal News / Jerry Gleeson

Bonds end week down on strong job report AP via NJ Post

Fed Official Says Bad Data Helped Fuel Rate Cuts, Housing Speculation Wall Street Journal via Bondhead Referral / Greg Ip

Dollar rises against major currencies AP via NJ Post

Profits Rise 23% in U.S., Led by Banks, Insurers; Pace May Slow Bloomberg / Margot Habiby

Dow Ends Down 33 Amid Jump in Oil Prices AP via Tim Paradis

Dow ends below 12,000 CNN / Alexandra Twin, Steve Hargreaves and Grace Wong

Berkshire's Profit Up Nearly Fivefold AP via Forbes / Josh Funk

Fearing Slow Holiday Sales, Wal-Mart Cuts Prices NY Times / Michael Barbaro

ISM, payrolls flush prospects for Fed rate cuts Reuters / Ros Krasny

Quite Contrary / Donald Luskin

U.S. service growth rises in October - ISM survey Reuters

America's Corporate Bond Sales Surpass Record on M&A, Low Rates Bloomberg / Belinda Cao

Realtors' ads tout bargains Sacramento Bee / Jim Wasserman

TX: Costs deterring apartment builders Dallas Morning News / Steve Brown

PA: Holiday jobs may be hard to find this year Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Anya Sostek

Dollar Rises After U.S. Unemployment Rate Declined in October Bloomberg / Min Zeng

Treasuries Fall Most in a Month as U.S. Jobless Rate Declines Bloomberg / Michael McDonald and Deborah Finestone

October U.S. Payrolls Rise 92,000; Jobless Rate Falls to 4.4% Bloomberg / Joe Richter

Unemployment Rate Falls to 5-Year Low AP via Newsday / Jeannine Aversa

Inflation rears its ugly head in US Telegraph via Fiend’s SuperBear Page / David Litterick

Housing bust? Already over, several experts are saying Philadelphia Inquirer / Andrew Cassel

Mortgage rates fall as economy signals slowdown AP via Baltimore Sun

Friday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Treasuries prices steady ahead of jobs report Reuters

Derivative traders see Oct US payrolls at 103,900 Reuters

U.K. Personal Bankruptcies Reach Record as Rates Rise Bloomberg / Craig Stirling

Real estate slump tough on Midwest Christian Science Monitor / Mark Trumbull

Gold rush Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

Fed's Bies, Fisher See Inflation Rate Beginning to Come Down Bloomberg / Scott Lanman and Vivien Lou Chen

Taiwan Dollar Gains on Week as Company Earnings Lure Investors Bloomberg / Yumi Kuramitsu

Indian Bond Market Needs Single Benchmark Rate Bloomberg / Andy Mukherjee



Sell Dow 12,000 Lew Rockwell / Kevin Duffy

CA: Realtors try to prod market with full-page ads LA Times / Annette Haddad

Dollar Posts Weekly Gain After Unemployment Drops, Wages Rise Bloomberg / Daniel Kruger and Annie Pinkert

NT dollar records largest weekly gain in six months Taipei Times

Have gasoline prices gone as low as they can go? AP via Modesto Bee / Brad Foss

In U.S., mixed signals on jobs NY Times via IHT / Jeremy W. Peters

MN: New living wage on fast track in St. Paul St. Paul Pioneer Press / Jason Hoppin

For Sale, By the Owner's Ego Washington Post / Kirstin Downey

Buyers beware: Option ARMs risky Tallahassee Democrat / Billy Bruce

Accelerator loan for mortgage gains popularity via Seattle Post Intelligencer / Don Taylor

Jobs Can’t Prop Stocks NY Post / Paul Tharp

Bush Cites Economic Progress Under GOP AP via Washington Post / Deb Reichmann

UK: Live now, pay later: record numbers opt for 'soft bankruptcy' Guardian / Larry Elliott

Unemployment dips, but that has its costs Philadelphia Inquirer / Kevin G. Hall

Inflation, a pain in the wallet Newsday / Noel Rubinton

Mortgage Lesson No. 1: Home Is Not a Piggy Bank NY Times / Damon Darlin

Buckle up! Pump prices set to take off San Diego Union Tribune / Craig D. Rose

White House's job numbers don't add up Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

Strong U.S. job growth boosts GOP hopes LA Times / Joel Havemann

U.S. stocks set for choppy week Marketwatch / Carla Mozee

Challenges loom for Qwest Rocky Mountain News / Jeff Smith


Hopes run low for Republicans FT Holly Yeager

Bank Credit and Boom/Bust Cycles Clif Droke Market Analysis via Safehaven / Clif Droke

Who Runs the World and Controls the Value of Assets? Joan Veon via Safehaven / Joan Veon

‘Panic selling’ hits derivatives market $ FT / Paul J Davies and Gillian Tett

Back-to-earnings season Marketwatch / Sage Brennan

Wall St Wk Ahead: Will U.S. elections entice stock bulls? Reuters

Electronics holiday sales may be ho-hum AP via NJ Post / May Wong

Lundberg: Gas falls again but declines over CNN

IN: The economy may be state's election issue for long while Indianapolis Star / John Ketzenberger

U.S. wealth gap threatens American dream McClatchy via Miami Herald / Kevin G. Hall

Economy could flex its muscles after weak Q3 Marketwatch / Greg Robb

Housing, auto slumps can't slow down economy St. Louis Post Dispatch / David Nicklaus

CA: Wall St. to state: Feel free to borrow LA Times / Tom Petruno

Democratic Sweep May Spell Trouble, Eh? NY Post / Terry Keenan

Political season clouds over any attempt at real debate Philadelphia Inquirer / Andrew Cassel

It's not too soon to pay attention to '07 expectations Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Gregory M. Drahuschak

Risky business investing in turnaround stocks Chicago Tribune / Andrew Leckey

PA: Unemployment and inflation are lower, housing market slows from highs Allentown Morning Call Gregory Karp

Foreclosure-rescue scam can leave borrowers stranded LA Times / Tom Kelly

FL: Builders feeling the brunt of a slowdown St. Petersburg Times / Chun-Wei Yap

CA: Reverse mortgages gain traction Orange County Register / Jonathan Lansner

Grab a CD And Hang On Wall Street Journal / Jaclyne Badal

Fund Distributions on The Rise Wall Street Journal

Latest fund scandal seeded by backroom operation kickbacks Boston Herald / Chuck Jaffe

UK: We're the champions of borrowing, but this rate rise must work in reining us back Independent / Hamish McRae

EU: Power shortage leaves Europe in the dark AP via Seattle Times

All Housing Markets Are Local, Except When They’re Not NY Times / Daniel Gross

Excuses dwindle for failure to fix finances Chicago Tribune / Gregory Karp

Keeping Customer Service Jobs at Home in the U.S.A., Literally NY Times / Eilene Zimmerman

Oil, Cash and Corruption NY Times / Ron Stodghill

Profiting When Companies Split Up NY Times / Barry Rehfeld

Wall Street’s Electoral Tea Leaves NY Times / Conrad De Aenlle

Did You Hear the One About the S.E.C. Guy? NY Times / Eric Dash

UK: Expert puts smart money on November bank rate hike Guardian – Observer / Heather Stewart

UK: Is the debt boom going to cost us? Guardian – Observer / Richard Wachman


Economic Inequality in the United States pdf Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco / Janet L. Yellen

Statement Regarding New York Fed Meeting with Primary Dealers Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Monthly Mutual Fund Report Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Texas State & Metro Economic Indicators Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Using State and Metropolitan Area House Price Cycles to Interpret the U.S. Housing Market Federal Reserve Bank of Boston / Yolanda K. Kodrzycki

Oil Rises as OPEC Members Weigh Cut, Nigeria Facility Attacked Bloomberg / Mark Shenk

Rally picks up steam CNN / Alexandra Twin

Monday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Disconnects Morgan Stanley / Stephen Roach

The Two-Tier Economy Morgan Stanley / Richard Berner and David Greenlaw

Merger Monday fuels early gains Marketwatch / Mark Cotton

Is short-selling driving up stock prices? AP via Cincinnati Enquirer / Rachel Beck

Federal Reserve Events Reuters

Greenspan-low long-term rates not permanent Reuters

Review and Preview Morgan Stanley / Ted Wieseman and David Greenlaw

Bond traders nervous over fed probe Reuters via CNN

Treasurys lower as Moskow warns on inflation Marketwatch / Leslie Wines

Ford Bonds Rally on Loan; S&P Threatens Rating Cut Bloomberg / Mark Pittman and Bill Koenig

Gold, silver futures fall in morning dealings Marketwatch / Myra P. Saefong

Oil Slips Despite Talk of More OPEC Cuts AP via Orlando Sentinel / Mazin Elfhaid

CA: Wachovia in the wings LA Times / E. Scott Reckard

Bonus Pay for Wall Street Big Five Surges to Record $36 Billion Bloomberg / Christine Harper

MI: Real estate agents turn to tech Lansing State Journal / Jeremy W. Steele

ECB Good to Go Again Morgan Stanley / Elga Bartsch

Fed's Moskow says more rate hikes may be needed Reuters

Treasury Bond Investors Give Up on Rate Cut After Labor Gains Bloomberg / Michael McDonald and Deborah Finestone

Treasury Bond Police Act for First Time Since Salomon Scandal Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton and Otis Bilodeau

U.S. Health Costs Are Fueling a Fiscal Blow-Out Bloomberg / John F. Wasik

Where Were The Auditors? Forbes / Elizabeth MacDonald

Divided Government Means Less Economic Meddling Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

Notes On The News: Dems Trade Down Forbes / Paul Maidment

Once Safe, Public Pensions Are Now Facing Cuts NY Times / Mary Williams Walsh

China foreign exchange reserves top 1 trln usd - state TV XFN via Forbes

Dollar extends gains on Fed-on-hold view Reuters / Natsuko Waki

Euro - Zone Growth Forecast at 2.6 Percent AP via NY Times

US joblessness ebbs to rare historical low Christian Science Monitor / Ron Scherer

New New York City Credit Tops Calendar Bond Buyer / Christine Albano

Japan's Bonds Fall on Rate Increase Concern Ahead of Auction Bloomberg / Chris Cooper

Toshiba Hires Banks for First Bond Since May 2002 Bloomberg / Junko Fujita and Takashi Ueno

All signs point to a US House run by Democrats Christian Science Monitor / Linda Feldmann

UK: Property boom builds on a swamp of debt Guardian / Larry Elliott



Fed must ‘show its resolve to tackle inflation’ FT / Krishna Guha

Stock futures ease as returns come in CNN / Mark M. Meinero

UBS Knocks Down Home Depot, Lowe's Business Week via MSNBC

Oil edges over $59 on more OPEC backing for cuts Reuters / Ikuko Kao

Trading fall hits US repo market FT / Saskia Scholtes and Michael Mackenzie

TIPS time? Marketwatch / Thomas Kostigen

Market manipulation $ FT / John Authers

Real estate: Babes in bear land CNN / Chris Isidore

Slump, or a buying opportunity? $ FT

NV: Realtors: Median home prices flat Las Vegas Review Journal / Hubble Smith

NV: Put off by prices Las Vegas Review Journal / Hubble Smith

Two major home builders see big drop in orders AP via Seattle Times / Deborah Yao

U.S. workers quitting jobs at 2-year low Reuters

Consumer borrowing down in September AP via Beaufort Gazette / Marcy Gordon

Growth Causes Inflation? Speculative Investor via Safehaven / Steven Saville

ABC/WashPost US Consumer Comfort Index holds at -3 Reuters

Economic Trends November 2006 Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

Accountants have become hot commodities Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Anya Sostek

Australia bank raises interest rate AP via Beaufort Gazette

Pricey hedge fund now bargain Boston Herald / Brett Arends

The New Leaders? Daily Standard / Irwin M. Stelzer

Kerry, Saddam, and jobs . . . oh my! National Review / Larry Kudlow

U.S. Notes Advance After Fed's Pianalto Says Inflation May Slow Bloomberg / Deborah Finestone and Gavin Finch

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

Slump will pass, Greenspan says Dow Jones via Philadelphia Inquirer

A factory of one's own Fortune via CNN / Jeffrey M. O'Brien

US Treasury Is Quietly Doing The Fed’s Work NY Post / John Crudele

Dow rallies to fresh all-time high Marketwatch / Leslie Wines & Mark Cotton

Stocks push higher on Election Day CNN

Nasdaq Breaks Out / Igor Greenwald

As prices fall, US home buyers benefit Christian Science Monitor / Ron Scherer

In Arizona, ‘For Sale’ Is a Sign of the Times NY Times / Vikas Bajaj

FL: Pricey housing makes area a contender for grants Palm Beach Post / Eve Samples

Oil prices slide below $60 a barrel AP via Dallas Fort Worth Star Telegram / George Jahn

IRS planning more audits in tax season Washington Times / Tom Ramstack

The Issue That Didn't Bark Tech Central Station / Ramesh Ponnuru

Bank of Japan hints at rate raise BBC News

Federal Reserve Events Reuters

Fed's Pianalto Says U.S. Economy Will Withstand Housing Slump Bloomberg / Craig Torres and Sho Chandra

Fed Gets Ambiguous Data, No Reasons for a Change Bloomberg / John M. Berry

Treasury Dealers Told to Increase Their Oversight Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton

Fed To Banks: Halt Bond Fraud Forbes / Liz Moyer

Pimco, Advantus Push Bondholder Protection Against Kravis, LBOs Bloomberg / Caroline Salas

Labor's Time Has Come, Economy's Time Has Passed Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

Tuesday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Jeff Bezos' risky bet Business Week via MSNBC

Value Investors Sit Uneasily on Top of the Heap Bloomberg / Chet Currier

ETFs In Every Aisle Forbes / Carl Delfeld

Dollar drops against yen AP via NJ Post

It Could Be A Long Night Forbes / Jessica Holzer


Moskow says Fed not behind the curve on inflation Reuters

Tax cuts: Where the fight stands now CNN / Jeanne Sahadi

Dow reaches new high on election results AP via NJ Post

Wednesday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

DirecTV 3Q profit surges AP via NJ Post

McDonald's same-store sales grow in October AP via Wichita Eagle

Oil rises as gasoline supplies fall AP via Houston Chronicle

U.S. Voters Approve Bonds by Boatload, More Coming Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

Near a Bottom in Housing? Northern Trust via Safehaven / Paul Kasriel

How Big is the US National Debt? Dollar Daze via Safehaven / Mike Hewitt

NV: Foreclosed-upon homes head to auction block Las Vegas Review Journal / Hubble Smith

Credit survey says consumers are upside down Akron Beacon Journal

Treasuries rise on strong overseas buying Reuters / Zubin Jelveh

Federal Reserve Events Reuters

Oops! Miscalculation led Fed to keep money cheap too long Philadelphia Inquirer / Andrew Cassel

Expect gridlock on Capitol Hill FT / Jurek Martin

Jefferies, Wachovia Cut at Least 25% of NYSE Staff, People Say Bloomberg / Sabrina Quagliozzi and Edgar Ortega

US home loan demand rises as refinancing surges Reuters / Julie Haviv

U.S. mortgage applications increase last week-MBA Reuters

Mortgage Applications Rise in Latest Survey Mortgage Bankers Association

CA: Home sellers saw big profits in October LA Times / Annette Haddad

WA: It's a buyer's market, if buyer's loaded Seattle Post Intelligencer / Aubrey Cohen

CO: Home buyers in no rush Rocky Mountain News / John Rebchook

CA: Rents will climb 5% or more, readers predict Orange County Register

High-End or Starter Homes, Builders Remain in a Slump NY Times / Eduardo Porter

Oil prices rise in Asian trading AP via NJ Post / Tanalee Smith

Drilling Deep in the Gulf of Mexico NY Times / Jad Mouawad

Treasuries Gain as Democrats Win House; Stocks, Dollar Decline Bloomberg / Shamim Adam and Darren Boey

Now, the markets cast their vote CNN / Alexandra Twin

Should Government Be Run Like Business? Forbes / Oxford Analytica

Resurgent Democrats Win Control of House AP via Forbes / Liz Sidoti

Morgan Stanley's Gamble Is Too Little, Too Late Bloomberg / Matthew Lynn

Japanese Bonds Advance as Report May Show Bank Lending Stalled Bloomberg / Chris Cooper

UK: Bank poised to raise interest rates amid fears of trouble ahead Guardian / Larry Elliott

Japan's GDP Seen Unchanged as Consumers Cut Spending Bloomberg / Lily Nonomiya


Global Rise Of Services Industry Challenges Midsize U.S. Players Investor’s Business Daily / J. Bonasia

IRS raising standard deductions for 2007 AP via Houston Chronicle

U.S. housing slump will affect small businesses Gannett News via Clarion Ledger / Rhonda Abrams

Thain says US stifling business $ FT / Jeremy Grant

Too Many Regulators For Wall Street? Forbes / Liz Moyer

2 top Qwest execs cash in Denver Post / Andy Vuong

UK: Why the Bank of England's guns are aimed at the wrong inflation target Independent / Hamish McRae

Calderon: Mexico needs strong economy UPI

Yuan hits record against U.S. dollar UPI

At Least $68 Billion Approved Bond Buyer / Matthew Hanson

Democrats Take Over Bond Buyer / Alison L. McConnell, Andrew Ackerman and Lynn Hume

Will Minimum Wage and Trade Be Affected? Washington Post / Nell Henderson

Fed's Bernanke in fewer political dates-researcher Reuters

Dollar Downdraft to Resume: The Case for Currency Diversification Pimco / Richard H. Clarida and Sudi Mariappa

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

Disney's Profit Soars on Success of `Pirates' Film Bloomberg / Andy Fixmer

Dow's high doesn't impress everyone Marketwatch / Peter Brimelow

The Poor Man's Hedge Fund / Rob Wherry

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

Do real-estate agents have a secret agenda? Wall Street Journal / James R. Hagerty and Ruth Simon

As scrap prices rise, copper thefts abound Marketwatch / Laura Mandaro

Oil prices rise above $61 a barrel AP via St. Petersburg Times / George Jahn

IRS adjusts brackets for inflation AP via NJ Post

Buy now, worry later The Economist

Mortgage rates slightly rise CNN

Greenspan Sees Changes in Anti-Fraud Law AP via Forbes / Mark Jewell

Altered states The Economist

EU: Single market blues The Economist

Treasuries rise on inflation data, await 10Y sale Reuters / John Parry

Wave of corporate defaults predicted AP via Clarion Ledger

U.S. Economy: Trade Deficit Narrows to $64.3 Billion Bloomberg / Joe Richter

Trade deficit narrows by most in 5 years AP via NJ Post / Martin Crutsinger

U.S. consumer sentiment weakens in early Nov Reuters

Retailers could add over 500,000 holiday jobs CNN

Weekly jobless claims fall to 308,000 Reuters via CNN

Thursday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Democrats Hold `Grudge' Against Republicans' Corporate Allies Bloomberg / Jonathan D. Salant

NY: Q&A: The economy and the new democratic majority Newsday / James Bernstein

Bank of England lifts interest rates by 0.25 percentage point to 5 percent AP via IHT

Treasuries flat awaiting U.S. trade data, 10Y sale Reuters

Wall Street Is Confused NY Post / John Crudele

Cisco quarterly profit, sales top expectations Reuters / Ritsuko Ando

Chicago Fed Letter Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Bernanke's Inflation Target May Encounter Democratic Opposition Bloomberg / Rich Miller

Sources of Historical Banking Panics: A Markov Switching Approach pdf FDIC

Gold off one-week low, bides time before U.S. data Reuters / Lewa Pardomuan

Gold May Reach $850 an Ounce `Within Two Years,' GoldCorp Says Bloomberg / Danielle Rossingh

Dollar near 6-wk low versus euro, U.S. data eyed Reuters / Veronica Brown

Election could drive minimum-wage hike LA Times / Lisa Girion, Molly Hennessy-Fiske and P.J. Huffstutter

China’s Trade Surplus Climbs Sharply NY Times / David Barboza

Defunct Economic Theory and Doomed Policies Lew Rockwell / Gary North

JPMorgan, Morgan Stanley Close to Solving Derivatives Impasse Bloomberg / Hamish Risk

European Bond Yield Curve Inverts for First Time Since 2000 Bloomberg / Kabir Chibber

Sears may have eye on Safeway Chicago Sun Times / Sandra Guy

Harsh Truth Hertz at Deutsche Bank NY Post / Roddy Boyd

NYSE Pink Slips NY Post / Paul Tharp

Oil prices climb above $60 a barrel AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer / Tanalee Smith

Taxes on capital gains, income may rise - in 2011 Philadelphia Inquirer / Jeff Brown

Bush’s Chernobyl economy; hard times are on the way Online Journal via Fiend’s SuperBear Page / Mike Whitney

Yuan hits new high against U.S. dollar AP via Charlotte Observer

More college students taking Web courses AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer / Justin Pope



French economic growth stagnates BBC News

NY: Home prices fall in Suffolk Newsday / Keiko Morris

MD: Homebuilders get leaner as sales fall Baltimore Sun / Lorraine Mirabella

TX: Is housing already poised to recover? Dallas Morning News / Steve Brown

Wall St Week Ahead: Inflation, retail top U.S. stocks' agenda Reuters / Jennifer coogan

Danish Fur House Sales Hit Record as Chinese Buy Mink Bloomberg / Tasneem Brogger

Ethanol Projects Have a Story to Tell Bond Buyers Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

Why Gas Prices Could Drop CNN / Jessica Seid Dickler

Merrill in Talks to Move to Trade Center, People Say Bloomberg / David M. Levitt

Trichet and Bernanke differ on strategy FT / Ralph Atkins

Foreclosures up 17 percent nationwide Dow Jones and AP via Houston Chronicle / Danielle Reed

Detroit foreclosures lead nation CNN / Les Christie

Housing market appears near trough, with signs of recovery in data: NAR Marketwatch / Steve Kerch

Self-regulator to oversee US broker-dealers $ FT / Jeremy Grant

Winn-Dixie ready to end bankruptcy AP via Bradenton Journal / Ron Word

Qwest execs cash in stock options AP via NJ Post

Energy Hedge Fund Bites The Dust Forbes / Liz Moyer

Where's the Bubble? via Safehaven / Greg Silberman

CA: Suburbs' glitter is lure for teams Contra Costa Times / George Avalos

Is a Burrito a Sandwich? Judge Says No AP via Chicago Tribune

Treasuries Head for the Biggest Weekly Advance Since September Bloomberg / Deborah Finestone and Annie Pinkert

Treasuries gain on long term economic slowdown bets Reuters / John Parry

Student Loan Bonds Rally as College Grads Get Jobs, Higher Pay Bloomberg / Darrell Hassler

Federal Reserve Events Reuters

An underwhelming vote of confidence Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

Friday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Crude dips as IEA cuts 2006 global-demand forecast Marketwatch / Myra P. Saefong,

Copper Falls to Four-Month Low on Higher Chinese Inventories Bloomberg / Millie Munshi

Prices on the rise for soybeans, corn Lansing State Journal / Libby Quaid

Russia, U.S. said to reach WTO deal AP via NJ Post

It Was the Economy / Donald Luskin

MI: Don't expect a quick fix in Mich Detroit News

EU: The Fiasco of the Common Agricultural Policy Ludwig von Mises / Yumi Kim

Oil Prices Drop Below $61 a Barrel AP via Baltimore Sun / Mazin Elfehaid

Gold falls as traders lock in prior day gains Marketwatch / Ciara Linnane

Monetary Aggregates and Monetary Policy at the Federal Reserve: A Historical Perspective Federal Reserve Board / Ben S. Bernanke

Fed does not rely on money growth: Bernanke Marketwatch / Greg Robb

Fed Doesn't Let Money Supply Set Policy AP via Washington Post / Jeannine Aversa

Warning: Save, Save, Save Forbes / Peter Thiel

China 2006 GDP seen over 10 pct - vice premier AFX via Forbes

Faster U.S. Growth and Elevated Inflation to Keep Fed on Guard Bloomberg / Courtney Schlisserman and Andy Burt

KKR Lifts Buyout Bar as Bond Markets Limbo Lower Bloomberg / Mark Gilbert

Stock Market Shows How to Climb a Wall of Worry Bloomberg / Chet Currier

Dollar Falls to 2-Month Low Versus Euro on Central Bank Concern Bloomberg / Agnes Lovasz and Kosuke Goto

Democratic Lobbyists Relish Return to Washington's Power Elite Bloomberg / Michael Forsythe and Kristin Jensen

Goldman Raises Yuan Forecasts, Sees Possibility of Wider Band Bloomberg / Jake Lee

Yen May Rise From Record Low Against Euro on Fukui's Comment Bloomberg / Kosuke Goto and Chris Young

China Inflation Likely Accelerated in October on Food, Fuel Bloomberg / Nerys Avery


FedViews Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco / Glenn Rudebusch

Economic slowdown seen for early '07 Arizona Republic / Dean Calbreath

Business Conditions: Will the Analysts Be Right Again? Morgan Stanley / Shital Patel

Treasury 10-Year Notes Post Biggest Weekly Gain Since September Bloomberg / Deborah Finestone and Annie Pinkert

Survey finds percentage of first-time buyers down, single female buyers up Marketwatch / Amy Hoak

Bubblemania Daily Reckoning via Lew Rockwell / Bill Bonner

Shelter yourself from rising rates, falling values You don't have to lose your home via Seattle Post Intelligencer

Housing industry looking for bottom, and some say it has already arrived Chicago Tribune / Mary Umberger

FL: Angry condo buyers take developers to court Miami Herald / Troy McMullen

IN: Region's home sales are stronger Indianapolis Star / Jeff Swiatek and Erika D. Smith

Auto affordability at highest level since 1980 AP via Contra Costa Times

Downturn hasn't stopped private investors from eyeing major dailies AP via Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Seth Sutel

Retail's Old Guard Lives Washington Post / Ylan Q. Mui

Electronic trading interrupted for 4 hours on equities, indexes Bloomberg via Chicago Tribune

Early Whispers Start on Merrill’s Moving Plan NY Post / Roddy Boyd

Bush's Approval Rating Hits New Low of 31% in Newsweek Poll Bloomberg / William McQuillen

Honey, I Created A Bubble Thoughts From The Frontline via Safehaven / John Mauldin

Are High Credit Ratings Just a Thing of the Past? NY Times / Floyd Norris

European Government Bond Yield Curve Narrows for Fourth Week Bloomberg / Kabir Chibber

If airlines buy now, will they pay later? Charlotte Observer / Steve Harrison

Singapore, a new home for riches LA Times / John M. Glionna

Dollar Drops This Week as China Says It Will Diversify Reserves Bloomberg / Daniel Kruger

U.S. Stocks Advance for Week; Cisco, Technology Shares Climb Bloomberg / Hilary Johnson

Six Flags offers are on low side La Times / Alana Semuels

Indexes rise modestly as investors await cues AP and Reuters via LA Times

FL: Orlando's mortgage foreclosure rate dips Orlando Sentinel / Jerry W. Jackson

Jobs of Investment Bankers Appear to Be Safe NY Times / Mark A. Stein

Bill Allowing More Drilling Along Coasts Appears Dead NY Times / Clifford Davis

Bush Willing to Compromise on Immigration, Budget, Hoyer Says Bloomberg / William Roberts

Foreign Sales by U.S. Arms Makers Doubled in a Year NY Times / Leslie Wayne

AZ: Firm giving Treasury run for its money Arizona Republic / Russ Wiles

Don't Bet on Gridlock Euro Pacific via Safehaven / Peter Schiff

Treasury Chief Set to Seek Deals NY Times / Steven R. Weisman

Troublesome Tax Stirs Democrats Washington Post / Lori Montgomery

Rebates on the Way to Expiring NY Times / Damon Darlin


Tight oil will shake up lifestyles, expert warns Denver Post / Steve Raabe

Analysts: Market could see holiday correction AP via Clarion Ledger / Joe Bel Bruno

Regulators issue a warning at bond trading’s wild frontier FT / Michael Mackenzie and Saskia Scholtes

KB Home Chief Bruce Karatz Leaving, Dated Options Incorrectly Bloomberg / Vivek Shankar

Deutsche Telekom CEO resigns AP via Beaufort Gazette / Matt Moore

America's empty growth leaves its workers behind Guardian – Observer / Heather Stewart

Low volatility is comforting but too good to last $ FT / John Plender

Democrats beat Bush with an economy drive Guardian – Observer / Heather Stewart

Fed Chair Heating Up as Bernanke Faces Inflation NY Post / Terry Keenan

Greenspan sometimes fumbles his forecasts for the economy AP via Westchester Journal News / Rachel Beck

Too Many Holes in Unemployment Figures NY Post / John Crudele

Back to the future CNN / Alexandra Twin

TX: In danger of losing it all Dallas Fort Worth Star Telegram / Jim Fuquay

The known unknowns of American regime change Independent / Mark Cliffe

Pressure on GOP to accept expansion of offshore oil, gas drilling AP via Dallas Fort Worth Star Telegram / H. Josef Hebert

A wish list for the new Congress Philadelphia Inquirer / Jeff Brown

Alternative to knee-jerk economic nationalism Philadelphia Inquirer / Andrew Cassel

UK: The curtain falls on the Brown era. Next on stage could be a fall guy for tax rises Independent / Hamish McRae

Qwest gives its retirees a motive to die Denver Post / al Lewis

More Investors Try Munis Wall Street Journal / Nicole Bullock

Consumer Prices Drop as Gasoline Falls: U.S. Economy Preview Bloomberg / Carlos Torres

Returns and Inflation Wall Street Journal

Mr. Paulson goes to Washington Fortune via CNN / Andy Serwer and Nina Easton

A new landscape awaiting investors? LA Times / Tom Petruno

Winners, Losers in Post-Midterm Market Wall Street journal / Greg Ip

The tax rush is just not what it used to be Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Gregory M. Drahuschak

Beliefs shouldn't terrify conservatives Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Jack Markowitz

PA: Number of debtors filing for bankruptcy protection drops under sweeping reforms Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Joe Napsha

What they're buying: International and U.S. index funds Arizona Republic

CO: Condo owners cashing out Denver Post / Margaret Jackson

Putting Your Mortgage in Reverse Wall Street journal / Amy Hoak

IL: Wage bump would have broad reach Chicago Tribune / Barbara Rose

A Boom in Jobs, and Fear NY Times / Daniel Akst

Boomers big real estate investors Boston Herald / Kenneth R. Harney

Adjustable rate, home equity loans can confuse borrowers St. Petersburg Times / Helen Huntley

How is Money Created? Dollar Daze via Safehaven / Mike Hewitt

Is the Time Still Right for Foreign Bond Funds? NY Times / J. Alex Tarquino

Cashing in on the accounting boom Toronto Star / Ellen Roseman



WI: Buyers are king in this market Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / Michele Derus

Market's Pause May Refresh Forbes / Chris Johnson

Soft Landing or Recession? Money and Markets via Safehaven / Martin Weiss

When It’s Not the Economy, Stupid National Review / Mallory Factor

Clap If You Believe In Multipliers Daily Reckoning / Mogambo Guru

Announcement of Change in the Management of the System Open Market Account Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Indeterminacy in a Forward-Looking Regime-Switching Model Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta / Roger E.A. Farmer, Daniel F. Waggoner and Tao Zha

Treasurys close lower after remarks by Dallas Fed chief Marketwatch / Leslie Wines

A Political Hedge / Jonathan Hoenig

Copper price fall triggers metal sell-off FT / Kevin Morrison

Oil prices settle below $59 a barrel AP via Houston Chronicle / Mazin Elfhaid

Bankruptcy law effects still unclear Media News via Contra Costa Times / Francine Brevetti

CalPERS to venture into commodities Sacramento Bee / Gilbert Chan

Hey, big spender Marketwatch / Dr. Irwin Kellner

Nasdaq ends at near 6-year high CNN / Alexandra Twin

Wall Street gains on lower oil, economic optimism Marketwatch / Mark Cotton & Nick Godt

OH: More homes up for rent Akron Beacon Journal / Marilyn Miller

FL: Facing foreclosure? Don't fall victim to vultures with 'rescue programs' South Florida Sun Sentinel / Ian Katz

Democrats may cool Fed inflation target ardor Reuters / Mark Felsenthal

Rising US labor costs pose inflation risk - SF Fed Reuters

Stocks gain on Fed-speak, lower oil Marketwatch / Mark Cotton

Survey of Professional Forecasters - Fourth Quarter Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Dollar edges higher in wake of slump Marketwatch / Wanfeng Zhou

FL: Region's job engine may need a tune-up South Florida Sun Sentinel / Tim Barker

Bush Meets Detroit Forbes / Joann Muller

Will it be working families vs. big business? Fortune via CNN / Nina Easton

China's economy The Economist

Fed's Fisher - some skilled workers hard to find Reuters

Strippers of U.S. Treasuries Busiest in Eight Years Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton

Oil prices fall as traders take profits AP via NJ Post / Mazin Elfhaid

Federal Reserve Events Reuters

Monday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

EU Tries To Keep W. Balkans' Hopes Alive Forbes / Oxford Analytica

A Battle over Basel II

TX: Homebuyers hunt for bargains at auctions Dallas Morning News / Katherine Yung

U.S. Consumers, Unfazed by Real-Estate Slump, Keep on Spending Bloomberg / Joe Richter and Matthew Benjamin

Calm before the storm CNN

Inventories, Price Cuts May Halt U.S. Technology Stocks' Rally Bloomberg / Michael Tsang

Oil Prices Rise at Start of New Week AP via Chicago Tribune / Mazin Elfhaid

Legg Stumbles NY Post / Suzanne McGee

New U.S. Congress Will Dismantle AMT, Cut Taxes Bloomberg / John F. Wasik

Did Your Vote Get Counted? Forbes / Bruce Schneier

Americans Went to Polls With the GOP They've Got Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

Dollar Declines on Concern Reports to Signal Slowing Inflation Bloomberg / Chris Young and Kosuke Goto

What will it take to get you to buy this home? Christian Science Monitor / Mark Trumbull

Inventories, Price Cuts May Halt U.S. Technology Stocks' Rally Bloomberg / Michael Tsang

Are private buyouts good for the economy? Christian Science Monitor / Mark Trumbull

Surprise Corn Rally Boosts Commodity Funds, Hurts Coke, Tyson Bloomberg / Jeff Wilson

Chief of Deutsche Telekom Leaves After a Weak Quarter NY Times / Katrin Bennhold

In new Senate, the middle rules Christian Science Monitor / Gail Russell Chaddock

UK: Further rate rises would damage economy, warns business group Guardian / Nick Fletcher

Australian CPI to Stay Near Top of Target, RBA Says Bloomberg / Hans van Leeuwen

Lap of Luxury Barron’s via Marketwatch / Robin Goldwyn Blumenthal

Gold May Climb for Sixth Week as Slowing Economy Erodes Dollar Bloomberg / Choy Leng Yeong

Yen, Weakest Since 1985, Lures Swiss, New Zealand Central Banks Bloomberg / Chris Young


Chicago’s merger must protect market users $ FT / Gary De Waal

New ‘warehouse’ for derivatives FT / Gillian Tett

U.S. Treasuries inch down in Asia, await CPI Reuters

The healthier you are the richer you'll get Marketwatch / Thomas Kostigen

Democrats won, but did the U.S. middle class? Reuters / Andrea Hopkins

Odds of a Fed hike/cut roughly balanced –Poole Reuters / Alister Bull

Report: IRS Has Faulty Internal Controls / Sarah Johnson

Nasdaq Surges 1% In Heavier Trade Investor’s Business Daily / Vincent Mao

Canada: Mortgage insurance set for a shakeup Toronto Star / Tara Perkins

KB Home's new CEO faces rough landscape LA Times / Annette Haddad

Going Forward Daily Standard / Irwin M. Stelzer

EU: Banks to launch EU share market BBC News / Robert Peston

Exploring the Valley's Unbanked Opportunity Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco / Janet L. Yellen

U.S. Labor Input in Coming Years Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis / William Poole

Speeches & Testimony FDIC / Sheila C. Blair

IRS enforcement efforts raise record revenue CNN /Jeanne Sahadi

Confidence in economy lifts market AP via Newsday

Bonds higher on sales, inflation data AP via Houston Chronicle

Oil prices steady amid ample supplies AP via Houston Chronicle

Sleazy CEOs have even more options tricks Fortune via Forbes / Justin Fox

Tuesday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Board games The Economist

WA: State unemployment rate down in October Seattle Post Intelligencer / Dan Richman

Treasuries Gain Most in Two Weeks as Producer Prices Decline Bloomberg / Deborah Finestone and Michael McDonald

U.S. October Retail Sales Fall Less Than Expected Bloomberg / Shobhana Chandra and Courtney Schlisserman

Core Inflation Drops by Most in 13 Years AP via Forbes / Martin Crutsinger

U.S. Producer Prices Match Record Decline in October Bloomberg / Joe Richter

Checking out a rally CNN

Ford restates earnings AP via NJ Post / Tom Krisher

Pledging Fraternity NY Post / John Crudele

German economy grew at 2.8% annual rate Marketwatch / Steve Goldstein

Home Depot Net Income Falls First Time in Three Years Bloomberg / Mark Clothier

Wal-Mart Third-Quarter Profit Increases as Retailer Cuts Prices Bloomberg / Lauren Coleman-Lochner

Level 3 built it, and now they're coming Rocky Mountain News / Jeff Smith

For Mutual Fund Investors, No More Fooling Around Bloomberg / Chet Currier

Hedge Manager Is Almost Famous NY Times / Landon Thomas, Jr.

CA: Home prices up 4.5% as sales fall in L.A. County last month LA Times / Martin Zimmerman

TX: Demand grows for housing downtown Houston Chronicle / Nancy Sarnoff

Oil inches higher, checked by consumer stocks Reuters

Doha free trade talks suspended 5 years AP via NJ Post / Bradley S. Klapper

Debunking the "Growth Leads to Higher Prices" Argument Speculative Investor via Safehaven / Steve Saville

Japan's Economy Expands at Twice Expected Annual Pace Bloomberg / Lily Nonomiya

South Korea Faces Risk of Japan-Like Lost Decade Bloomberg / William Pesek

China's Retail Sales Rise at Fastest Pace in 2 Years Bloomberg / Nipa Piboontanasawat

Taiwan: Fitch affirms sovereign rating, warns over public debt Taipei Times / Amber Chung


Minutes of the Federal Open Market Committee Federal Reserve Board

Federal Reserve Events Reuters

S&P 500 Extends Six-Year High; Airlines Surge on Bid for Delta Bloomberg / Nick Baker

Wednesday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

CA: Home sellers' profits still big San Diego Union Tribune / Roger M. Showley

Congress, states pledge wage hikes / Christine Vestal

US Airways Proposes $8 Billion Delta Air Takeover Bloomberg / Mary Schlangenstein

U.S. Treasuries Fall After New York Fed's Factory Index Rises Bloomberg / Deborah Finestone

Who Will Speak for Muni Market If Regulators Merge? Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

CPDOs Are Derivatives Market's New Alchemy Trick Bloomberg / Mark Gilbert

Empire State Manufacturing Survey pdf Federal Reserve Bank of New York

New York Fed's November Factory Index Rises to 26.7 Bloomberg / Joe Richter

Consumer Spending Is Holding Up? You Do the Math Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

U.S. mortgage applications rose in Nov. 10 week-MBA Reuters

Rates Fall and Mortgage Applications Rise in Latest Survey Mortgage Bankers Association

CA: Region's home prices hold firm LA Times / Annette Haddad

Deutsche Exchange Abandons Euronext Bid AP via Chicago Tribune / Matt Moore

Holiday Thieving Season Forbes / Tom Van Riper

San Diego Sanctioned By SEC Bond Buyer / Lynn Hume and Rich Saskal

PA: Region's manufacturers upbeat, workers more secure about jobs Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Joyce Gannon

Commodity Strategists: Oil May Fall Below $50, Nippon Oil Says Bloomberg / Megumi Yamanaka

Big Oil headed for tougher Congress Christian Science Monitor / Ron Scherer

Dollar May Fall; Speculation Fed Minutes to Show Growth Concern Bloomberg / Chris Young and Kosuke Goto

UK: Inflation steadies but Bank fears higher wage deals Guardian / Ashley Seager and Andrew Clark

China Industrial Output Has Smallest Gain in 2 Years Bloomberg / Nipa Piboontanasawat

BOJ Will Probably Wait Until First Quarter to Increase Rates Bloomberg / Lily Nonomiya

Rare Look at China’s Burdened Banks NY Times / David Barboza

Toshiba Raises 100 Billion Yen From Sale of Bonds Bloomberg / Junko Fujita