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CBOT, Merc, CBOE all tally record turnover Chicago Sun Times / David Roeder

Dines authors Investment Letter of The Year 2006 Marketwatch / Peter Brimelow

Optimism helps fuel soaring Asian markets AP via Kansas City Star / Joe McDonald

Why bears are scared of bubbles $ FT / John Authers

Markets versus the conventional wisdom in 2007 $ FT / John Plender

The US Economy, Consumer Spending and the GDP Fallacy Brookes News via Safehaven / Gerard Jackson

Housing Slump Seen Weighing on Economy AP via Orlando Sentinel / Martin Crutsinger

The World's Reserve Currency Safehaven / Ron Paul

Commodities outlook $ FT / Lex

Pain at the gas pump should ease in 2007 Charlotte Observer / Andrew Shain

If you don't remember the 1960s, this year may help you Guardian / Ashley Seager

The Lonely Newspaper Reader NY Times / David Carr

Mild Jobs May Lift Stocks as '07 Starts Reuters via NY Times

Florida's economic forecast remains cloudy Palm Beach Post / Jeff Ostrowski

Goldman, Wall Street Bankers Win in 2006; Amaranth Leads Losers Bloomberg / Courtney Dentch

South Korea's Economy Won't Face `Drastic Slowdown,' Kwon Says Bloomberg / Seyoon Kim

Analysts predict tough 2007 for investors St. Petersburg Times / Helen Huntley

Help Wanted on the Hill Washington Post / Amy Joyce

Why consumers may show more discipline in 2007 Christian Science Monitor / Mark Trumbull

Those fiscally tough Democrats Christian Science Monitor

China: Consumer tidal wave on the way: China's middle class Christian Science Monitor / Peter Ford


Hot Hands ETF Of 2007 Forbes / Jim Lowell

Real estate challenges for 2007 $ FT / John Authers

The Year Of The Junk Bond Forbes / Aaron Himes

Will 2007 be the year for attacking imbalances? Daily Standard / Irwin M. Stelzer

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

The year of the conundrum Marketwatch / Dr. Irwin Kellner

Housing Has Bottomed? Talk To Lennar Northern Trust via Safehaven / Paul Kasriel

No Sunshine From Lennar Forbes / Joshua Lipton

Through a Glass, Darkly: How Data Revisions Complicate Monetary Policy Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas / Evan F. Koenig

Research Review Jan. 2006 – June 2006 pdf Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Hedge fund fees under scrutiny AP via USA Today

World markets rally; Wall Street closed AP via Houston Chronicle

Volume in '06 a Near Record Bond Buyer / Matthew Hanson

All Eyes on Tax Regulation Bond Buyer / Alison L. McConnell

Tuesday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Investors riding 'cash' rapids Wall Street Journal via Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Henny Sender

In a Flood of Cash, Somebody's Going Under Washington Post / Allan Sloan

The Poverty of John Edwards National Review / Larry Kudlow

Golden Era' for Credit May End With a Whimper: Chart of Day Bloomberg / Mark Gilbert

Lennar warns on earnings CNN / Chris Isidore

Economic growth slows in Mid-America region but so does inflation AP via The State

Pumping On The Brakes Forbes / Jerry Flint

Oil prices rise slightly in quiet trading AP via Houston Chronicle

Gold traders expecting another hot year in '07 Bloomberg via Orange County Register / Choy Leng Yeong

Dollar Falls Against Major Currencies AP via Forbes

Hedging Life Risks Is a Worthy New Year's Goal Bloomberg / John F. Wasik

Banks’ Leases to Hedge Funds Are Questioned NY Times / Jenny Anderson

Like Dr Pangloss, the West's investors may be in for some unpleasant surprises Independent / Stephen King

Investors Greet New Year With Ambivalance NY Times / Vikas Bajaj and Marjorie Connelly

Yen May Rise on Rates, Say Banks Who Anticipated Drop Bloomberg / Agnes Lovasz and Ye Xie

Crude Oil Falls as Mild Weather May Cut U.S. Heating Demand Bloomberg / Angela Macdonald-Smith

Corn May Top 10-Year High, Soybeans to Gain as Fuel Use Grows Bloomberg / Jeff Wilson

Treasuries to Rise Most in Five Years as Fed Cuts, Survey Shows Bloomberg / Deborah Finestone

U.S. Treasury Notes May Rise Before Jobs, Manufacturing Reports Bloomberg / Wes Goodman

Economists Cautiously Optimistic About 2007 NY Times / Michael J. de la Merced

Dollar Falls; U.S. Factory, Jobs Data May Show Slowing Economy Bloomberg / Ron Harui and Chris Young

US housing slump expected to continue AP via The Age

Taiwan: Bank of Taiwan set to raise interest rates tomorrow Taipei Times / Kevin Chen

European Manufacturing Growth Probably Accelerated in December Bloomberg / Fergal O'Brien and Gabi Thesing


Pop-Free Housing Slowdown National Review / Jerry Bowyer

Main Street Economist Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

Monthly Mutual Fund Report Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Fed remains focused on risks to inflation FT / Krishna Guha and Stephanie Kirchgaessner

Fed kills market's Happy New Year CNN / Paul R. La Monica

Fed hints at future rate increase BBC News

Fed Members Worried About Housing Slump AP via Newsday / Jeannine Aversa

Fed minutes wake bears $ FT / John Authers

At December meeting, most Fed members still saw inflation as uncomfortably high AFX via Forbes

Fed Members' `Predominant Concern' Is Still Inflation Bloomberg / Scott Lanman

SIFMA Submits Comment Letter to SEC Regarding Mark-Up Policy for Transactions in Debt Securities pdf Bond Market Association

Association Submits Comment Letter to SEC Regarding Mark-Ups and Securitized Products pdf Bond Market Association

Bush’s ‘zero deficit’ pledge challenged FT / Krishna Guha

Dow ends up 11 on housing sector concern AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer / Tim Paradis

Up, up, up: Beware, because no one sees a bear in 2007 USA Today via Fiend’s SuperBear Page / Adam Shell

Is that a Santa Claus Rally? Fundamental Trader Alert via Safehaven / Mark McMillan

Home Depot CEO Deploys $210 Million Golden Parachute / Ray Hennessey

CO: Economic slowdown continues in Colorado AP via Denver Post

MD: No reason for state economy to falter Baltimore Sun / Jay Hancock

CO: Delayed parcels coming, really! Denver Post / Christine Tatum

Minutes of the Federal Open Market Committee Federal Reserve Board

EconSouth Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Supervisory Insights Winter 2006 FDIC

Economic Growth Slowing: Analysis NY Post / Holly M. Sanders

TCW's Gundlach named by Morningstar as best in bonds during past year Marketwatch / Murray Coleman

Exchanges Lost $50B in Last Year NY Post / Roddy Boyd

Mortgage Applications Increase in this Week’s Survey Mortgage Bankers Association

A Nasty Hangover for Homebuilders Business Week via MSNBC

Oil sinks below $59 on mild U.S. weather Reuters via CNN

Ford Sales in U.S. Slide in December AP via Forbes / Tom Krisher

Stocks Pull Back In Early Afternoon Trade Investors Business Daily / Vincent Mao

Stocks Surge on ISM, Home Depot Change AP via Chicago Tribune / Tim Paradis

Nardelli Out As Boss at Home Depot AP via Chicago Tribune / Harry R. Weber

Air crashes reached 43-year low in 2006 Washington Times / Sean Lengell

US RATE FUTURES-Trim gains as Dec ISM climbs Reuters

Dollar Advances After Report Shows Manufacturing Strengthened Bloomberg / Daniel Kruger and Annie Pinkert

U.S. manufacturing growth rebounds in December Reuters / Pedro Nicolaci da Costa

Oil falls below $60 on mild U.S. weather Reuters via CNN

Copper sinks below $6,000 level FT / Chris Flood

Gold FT / Lex

U.S. construction spending fell 0.2 pct in Nov Reuters

U.S. Retailers' Sales in December Likely Rose 2.5% Bloomberg / Cotten Timberlake

Wednesday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

At Apple, timing led to overnight windfalls LA Times / Dawn C. Chmielewski

What the Real-Wage Pessimists Are Missing Tech Central Station / David R. Henderson

Mass. Realtor group twists truth on low home sales Boston Herald / Scott Van Voorhis

Citigroup Still First at End of ’06 Bond Buyer / Matthew Hanson

Just-Right Ben? Pimco / Paul McCulley

Junk Bond Boom Lures Crowd to Bulgarian Steel, Kiev Chickens Bloomberg / Sebastian Boyd and John Glover

It’s the Year to Keep an Eye on Paychecks NY Times / David Leonhardt

Strength early, weakness later Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

Manhattan Apartment Prices Rise 3.2%, Sidestep U.S. Declines Bloomberg / Sharon L. Crenson and Kathleen M. Howley

You didn't really believe in Santa Claus rallies did you? Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

Risk is not the enemy Marketwatch / Michael Kahn

Democrats, Taking Control, Face Short Legislative Honeymoon  Bloomberg / Laura Litvan and Nicholas Johnston

Gold Loses Allure as Stocks Gain; Pimco Bearish, Yamada Unfazed Bloomberg / Claudia Carpenter and Choy Leng Yeong

Dollar’s Skid Puts a Glow on the Euro NY Times / Jeremy W. Peters

Dollar Trades Near Three-Week Low Before Manufacturing Report Bloomberg / Ron Harui

Australia's Two Biggest Banks Disagree on Currency Bloomberg / Chris Young

Singapore's Economic Growth Unexpectedly Accelerates Bloomberg / Shamim Adam



A Warning Shot by Investors to Boards and Chiefs NY Times / Gretchen Morgenson

Gold futures close near a two-week low Marketwatch / Myra P. Saefong

Motorola Says Fourth-Quarter Results Missed Forecast Bloomberg / Rochelle Garner and Ari Levy

A few reasons to celebrate The Economist

Gross: Fed Will Cut By a Percentage Point This Year Orange County Business Journal / Michael Lyster

Fed's Bernanke earns plaudits in first year on job Reuters / Mark Felsenthal

The three Scrooges The Economist

Gap woes deepen in bleak holiday season AP via Houston Chronicle / Michael Liedtke

Rates on 30-year mortgages unchanged AP via St. Louis Post Dispatch / Martin Crutsinger

Copper, commodities sell-off may signal slowdown Marketwatch / Nick Godt

Thursday's commodities roundup AP via Beaufort Gazette

The Buy of the Century Rude Awakening via Daily Reckoning / Steve Sjuggerud

Assets in retail money market funds rise AP via Beaufort Gazette

Baucus, Grassley introduce bill to repeal AMT CNN / Jeanne Sahadi

Bush-baiting The Economist

EU: The new kids on the block The Economist

The global gusher The Economist

UK: Mr Brown's awfully big year The Economist

EU: A monster lives again The Economist

The wellness boom The Economist

Treasuries Rise the Most in Five Weeks as Service Growth Slows Bloomberg / Deborah Finestone and Annie Pinkert

Payrolls expected to soften in December Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

Skilled worker shortage hurts U.S. CNN / Chris Isidore

Stocks Post Afternoon Gains / Mark Glassman

IRS Opens 2007 Filing Season AP via Chicago Tribune / Jim Abrams

Lower costs, broader economy top 2007 legislative wish list Wichita Eagle / Dan Voorhis

Bernanke, Fed Start 2007 With New Credibility Bloomberg / John M. Berry

Pending home sales fall Reuters

U.S. stocks bounce, sparked by tech sector rally Marketwatch / Nick Godt & Tomi Kilgore

Stocks turn mixed CNN / Alexandra Twin

Thursday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

CA: Insurer to cut rates further Sacramento Bee / Gilbert Chan

Giant Sucking Sound Is Global Liquidity Draining Bloomberg / Mark Gilbert

Bond prices rise on soft payrolls harbingers Reuters

Dow, Nasdaq Pull Back in Early Trading AP via Forbes / Joe Bel Bruno

U.S. jobless claims inched up last week Reuters

Jobs: A Slower Speed in December Business Week via MSNBC / Rick MacDonald

Factory orders fall short in November Reuters via CNN

Retailers Post Disappointing December Sales AP via NY Times

A Country Less Dependent on Oil Is Free to Make Other New Year’s Resolutions NY Times / Austan Goolsbee

It Ain’t Easy Being Greenback While Euro Takes Off NY Post / John Crudele

Housing Data Yield a False Sense of Complacency Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

MA: Home loans take dive: Activity drops 41 percent Boston Herald / Jay Fitzgerald

Rubin Returns, Guiding Paulson on Dollar, Pelosi on Deficit Bloomberg / Rich Miller

Bush, Democrats jockey for position McClatchy / Margaret Taley and Ron Hutchinson

Immigrants behind 25 percent of startups AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer

Oil Prices Dip Below $57 a Barrel AP via South Florida Sun Sentinel

Oil tumbles for a second day CNN

Fed Officials Move Toward a Neutral Stance on Interest Rates Bloomberg / Scott Lanman and Steve Matthews

Want CEO pay reform? Don't hold your breath Seattle Post Intelligencer / Bill Virgin

America's CEO pay may soon face squeeze Christian Science Monitor / Mark Trumbull

For new Congress, a long 'to do' list Christian Science Monitor / Gail Russell Chaddock

Japanese Bonds Drop; Reports Fuel Bets on January Rate Increase Bloomberg / Issei Morita

Crude Oil Is Little Changed After Plunging on Mild U.S. Weather Bloomberg / Hector Forster

Beware of the economic threat from left field Independent / Hamish McRae

Surprise, Surprise! China Economy May Accelerate Bloomberg / William Pesek


You Can't Take It With You Forbes / Tom Van Riper

TX: Boom times slowing down? Houston Chronicle / Nancy Sarnoff

Connecticut Business and Industry Association's Economic Summit and Outlook Federal Reserve Bank of Boston / Cathy E. Minehan

Concentrations in Commercial Real Estate Lending Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco / Jose A. Lopez

Agencies Issue Final Statement Concerning Elevated Risk Complex Structured Finance Activities Federal Reserve Board

Texas State & Metro Economic Indicators Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Blackstone Offer for EOP Bonds May Fail, Swaps Show Bloomberg / Shannon D. Harrington

Central Banking and Bank Supervision in the United States Federal Reserve Board / Ben S. Bernanke

Pimco's Gross sees fed funds at 4.25% by year-end Marketwatch / Leslie Wines

Bernanke backs Fed role in bank oversight Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

Feds Soften Structured-Finance Stance / David M. Katz

More Consumption Less Production Euro Pacific via Safehaven / Peter Schiff

MBA Executive Podcasts Mortgage Bankers Association

Stocks Sink Despite Strong Jobs Growth Investors Business Daily / Vincent Mao

Is Steve Jobs untouchable? Business Week via MSNBC

Corporate profit growth to slow in '07 AP via Beaufort Gazette / Joe Bel Bruno

Too much of a good thing? Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

Coming Soon: FASB's Fair Value Statement / Helen Shaw

Frank Says No to Narrowing Fed's Mandate Bloomberg / John Berry

Stocks start '07 with a whimper CNN / Alexandra Twin, Dave Ellis and Jessica Dickler

Backdating Is Revealed by 28 Companies to Avoid Taxes Bloomberg / Miles Weiss

Linking minimum wage to small business tax breaks considered by Senate Democrats AP via San Diego Union Tribune / Jim Kuhnhenn

UBS, Deutsche Stumble in Record Year for Underwriting Bloomberg / Mark Pittman and Elisa Martinuzzi

Keeping the ETF boom alive CNN / Katie Benner

Federal Reserve Events Reuters

Will the Inventory Cycle Prolong Sluggish Growth? Morgan Stanley / Richard Berner

U.S. inflation pressures fell in December – ECRI Reuters

CA: From bottom, housing looks up Sacramento Bee / Jim Wasserman

Feds Nab Brokers in Fraud Scheme NY Post / Kati Cornell

UK: Surprise drop in house prices Guardian / Julia Kollewe

W.House adviser: US economy set for "soft landing" Reuters

Stocks down after jobs report CNN / Alexandra Twin

Friday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Value investing $ FT / John Authers

Cyclical Dollar Correction in 1H; Story May Change in 2H Morgan Stanley / Stephen Jen

Oil dips below $55 before recovering AP via Houston Chronicle

China raises reserve ratio for banks AP via Houston Chronicle

Treasuries Decline as Jobs Report Reduces Rate Cut Speculation Bloomberg / Deborah Finestone and Annie Pinkert

U.S. job growth surprisingly strong in December Reuters

167,000 Jobs Added to Payrolls in Dec. AP via Forbes / Jeannine Aversa

Freddie Mac Reports 3rd-Quarter Loss of $550 Million Bloomberg / James Tyson

How outrageous is your parachute? Philadelphia Inquirer / Andrew Cassel

U.S. Notes May Advance on Speculation Employment Growth Slowed Bloomberg / David Yong

IRS: Lease Deals Had Bad Fees Bond Buyer / Alison L. McConnell

UK: Rate rise more likely as service sector hits post-1997 high Guardian / Angela Balakrishnan

Yen Rises on Speculation BOJ Rate Increase Will Lower Yield Gap Bloomberg / Stanley White and Ron Harui

The 5% Solution Pimco / Bill Gross

Oil Trades Near 18-Month Low as Mild U.S. Weather Cuts Demand Bloomberg / Angela Macdonald-Smith

Pimco, OppenheimerFunds Favor Peso, Lira Bonds Over Dollar Debt Bloomberg / Valerie Rota and Lester Pimentel

Something Has Got to Give on Japanese Economy Bloomberg / William Pesek


Ford's pain, Toyota's gains on stage in Detroit Marketwatch / Shawn Langlois

Need is great for units to drill in Gulf's depths Houston Chronicle / Brett Clanton

Apartment vacancies climb across U.S. Bloomberg via Houston Chronicle / Bob Ivry

Real estate investors flock to buy in Berlin Bloomberg via Houston Chronicle / Patrick Donahue

Bernanke: Fed is prepared for crisis Chicago Tribune / Bill Barnhart

Strong US job gains dash rate cut hopes FT / Erin Callan, Krishna Guha and Ed Crooks

Forecast 2007: The Goldilocks Recession Thoughts From The Frontline via Safehaven / John Mauldin

Bush Says He and Democrats Can Find Common Ground This Year Bloomberg / Catherine Dodge

Economy's gains are stocks' losses AP via South Florida Sun Sentinel / Madlen Read

Ex-Merril Wunderkind Gets 3 Yrs. in Insider Scheme NY Post / Janet Whitman

WA: Home sales sluggish in region last month Seattle Times / Elizabeth Rhodes

Encouraging More Reality in Economics NY Times / Louis Uchitelle

Job Growth Is Strong, Surprising Economists NY Times / Jeremy W. Peters

At Home Depot, the New Chief Needs to Sell an Old Story to Wall Street NY Times / Claudia H. Deutsch

Dollar Posts Biggest Weekly Advance Since June on Labor Report Bloomberg / Daniel Kruger and Bo Nielsen

China Currency Near Parity With Hong Kong’s Dollar NY Times / Keith Bradsher

Treasuries Post First Weekly Gain in Month on Fed Rate Outlook Bloomberg / Deborah Finestone and Annie Pinkert

European Bonds Post Weekly Fall on Signs Growth Is Accelerating Bloomberg / Anchalee Worrachate

Commodities to set market tone next week Marketwatch / Ciara Linnane

December's surprising employment report shows businesses hiring more and paying more, too Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Patricia Sabatini

Jobs, income gains bright spots in 2006 Washington Times / Patrice Hill



Dividend trend reverses course LA Times via Houston Chronicle / Tom Petruno

Bushel of commodity ETFs comes to market Marketwatch / John Spence

Home Depot logic has screw loose Denver Post / Al Lewis

More homeowners switch to fixed-rate mortgages AP via Tacoma News Tribune / Eileen Alt Powell

Investors Eye Upcoming Economic Data AP via Newsday / Tim Paradis

UK: The figures are fine but still we're fed up. Expect more growth and gloom this year Independent / Hamish McRae

Long-short managers see chance to thrive Marketwatch / Murray Coleman

China’s mutual funds break $100bn level FT / Florian Gimbel

Housing dip brings triumph to renters Wall Street Journal via Myrtle Beach Sun / James R. Hagerty and George Anders

FL: Long on jobs, short on salaries St. Petersburg Times / Christian Rexrode

Ethanol: economic help or hindrance? Wichita Eagle / Phyllis Jacobs Griekspoor

China: Forget the pig, 2007 is year of the consumer Marketwatch / Sage Brennan

Upward Bound, Just Not as Fast Washington Post / Nell Henderson

Income Growth Driving Retail Sales: U.S. Economy Preview Bloomberg / Vince Golle

Coming to terms: productivity Seattle Times / Drew DeSilver

Joblessness Will Remain Low Washington Post

This streak didn't end at 16 years Baltimore Sun / Jay Hancock

Bull market may gallop along awhile yet St. Louis Post Dispatch / David Nicklaus

Want to invest in real estate? Be careful St. Louis Post Dispatch / Repps Hudson

Bubble's pop was akin to a slow leak LA Times / Kenneth R. Harney

Sadly, investors tend to forget they're company owners Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Gregory M. Drahuschak

CA: Google Stock Boom Boosts Calif. Coffers AP via Baltimore Sun / Aaron C Davis

CA: Paychecks get bigger for low-paid workers Fresno Bee / Robert Rodriguez and Dennis Pollock

Readers' wish list to Congress Philadelphia Inquirer / Jeff Brown

The Dollar Could Slip Some More Washington Post

How to envision the future - using beer as an example Philadelphia Inquirer / Cecil Johnson

Outside the Hedge Funds, Looking In NY Times / Daniel Akst

A Phantom Rebound in the Housing Market NY Times / Daniel Gross

Setting the Bar on Earnings NY Times / Conrad De Aenlle

So Many Millions, So Little Body Armor NY Times / Ben Stein

UK: It ain't over till it's over, probably Guardian – Observer / William Keegan


A Frightening Worldwide Currency Crisis: An Unstable Monetary System Silver-Investor via Safehaven / David Morgan

Minor signs spell major trouble for Exxon Mobil Marketwatch / Tomi Kilgore

What if bulls are wrong about 2007? Marketwatch / Paul B. Farrell

Review and Preview Morgan Stanley / Ted Wieseman

Is the ‘Growth Recession’ Ending? Morgan Stanley / Richard Berner

Stocks Still Have Sizzle Forbes / Bernie Schaeffer

Fed official's caution on inflation dashes hopes for a rate cut very soon USA Today / Barbara Hagenbaugh

Growth scare $ FT / John Authers

Russia halts oil exports to Belarus FT / Arkady Ostrovsky

Power Shift Morgan Stanley / Stephen Roach

EU: Kicking-Off 2007 with an Inflation Dip? Morgan Stanley / Thomas Gade

Kohn: Bond Yields No Cause for Worry AP via Forbes

The Economic Outlook Federal Reserve Board / Donald L. Kohn

Kohn sees moderate growth with lower inflation in 2007 Reuters / Greg Robb

Speculators Lose Energy Forbes / Paul Maidment

Nasdaq Has BATS In Its Belfry Forbes / Liz Moyer

RadioShack shares soar on profit report Bloomberg via Dallas Morning News

Democrats Likely to Lose `Virtue' on U.S. Budget Bloomberg / Kevin Hassett

U.S. Republicans Face Tough Transition Forbes / Oxford Analytica

World trade deal 'on knife edge' BBC News

U.S. Stocks Retreat, Led by Wal-Mart; AT&T, Verizon Shares Drop Bloomberg / Michael Patterson

The mystery of the money supply Brookes News / Frank Shostak

Stock funds trail benchmarks LA Times / Tom Petruno

Direction of bonds again hinges on Fed LA Times via Chicago Tribune / Tom Petruno

Home loan security NY Daily News / Lore Croghan

US and EU revive hopes of trade deal FT / Eoin Callan

Global Markets Face `Severe Correction,' Faber Says Bloomberg / Ian C. Sayson and Pimm Fox

Disaster' Risk for Stocks May Be Rising After Four-Year Rally Bloomberg / Michael R. Sesit

Monday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Dow, Nasdaq Up Ahead of Earnings Season AP via Chicago Tribune

U.S. Treasurys lower amid dearth of data Reuters / Nick Godt

Federal Reserve Events Reuters

Old Economy Rules Need Modernizing Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

Credit Quality Dips; Slowdown Ahead? / Sarah Johnson

CA: Real estate burden, not boon, to couple San Diego Union Tribune / Melanie Stevens

Nasdaq turns aggressive in bid for LSE $ FT / Jim Pickard

Index funds gain favor as winning play Chicago Tribune / Gail MarksJarvis

Oil Advances on Cool U.S. Weather Amid European Supply Dispute Bloomberg / Grant Smith

Time for Asia to Kick Its Strong-Dollar Habit Bloomberg / William Pesek

Treasury Yields Throw a Curve Wall Street Journal via Bondhead Referral / Michael Hudson

Yen Gains as BOJ Rate Increase May Reduce Offshore Investment Bloomberg / Ron Harui and Chris Young

UK: Lessons from history cast doubt on fine-tuning Independent / Stephen King

UK: Bank seeks self-regulation to stabilise hedge funds Guardian / Ashley Seager

Economy Ready to Rebound With Worst of U.S. Housing Slump Over Bloomberg / Matthew Benjamin and Rich Miller

Treasury Inflation Bond Funds Lose Investors for First Time Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton

Dow's year-end rise a pleasant surprise Christian Science Monitor / Martin Skala

Gold May Drop as Investment Demand Wanes for Dollar Alternative Bloomberg / Pham-Duy Nguyen

Euro gives dollar a run for the money Christian Science Monitor / David R. Francis

Dollar May Strengthen on Speculation Kohn to Adopt Hawkish Tone Bloomberg / Chris Young and Ron Harui

Hong Kong Dollar May Link to Basket Within Five Years, RBS Says Bloomberg / Jake Lee


The Real Estate Depression of 2007 American Chronicle via Fiend’s SuperBear Page / Alex S. Gabor

Reserve Bank income and expense data and transfers to the Treasury for 2006 Federal Reserve Board

CO: Housing correction ending Denver Post / Margaret Jackson

Globalisation’s future is the big long-term question $ FT / Martin Wolf

Ten Laws Of The Telecosm Redux Forbes / George Gilder

A New Taste For Activism Forbes / Hannah Clark

The IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index Investors Business Daily

In ’05, Medical Bills Grew at Slowest Pace in 6 Years NY Times / Robert Pear

Richmond only regional Fed to seek rate hike –Fed Reuters

Holding the Housing Market Bag, Part II Daily Reckoning / Dan Amoss

MBA Releases Study- Likely Effects of Basel II Capital Standards on Competition within the 1-4 Family Residential Mortgage Industry Mortgage Bankers Association

KC mutual fund companies ride wave of confidence Kansas City Star / Robert Cole

AMT is taxpayer enemy No. 1, report says AP via MSNBC

JP Morgan puts rate options on screen FT / Paul J. Davies

Community Reinvestment Act Annual Asset-size Threshold Adjustment FDIC

Our Techno-Utopian Future: Fallacies and Predictions Ludwig von Mises Institute / David Veksler

L.A. home-price gains slower to recede Orange County Register / Jeff Collins

Life at America's bottom wage Christian Science Monitor / Mark Trumbull

US Fed - No Rate Cut in Sight Daily FX / Terri Belkas

The Fed’s Role in the Housing Crash of ’07 Dissident Voice / Mike Whitney

Whats Behind the Crash in Crude Oil? SirchartsAlot via Safehaven / Gary Dorsch

The primrose path Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

Buffett, Verizon Buoyed by China, U.K. Debt Appetite Bloomberg / Caroline Salas

Gold futures climb as much as $5 an ounce Marketwatch / Myra P. Saefong

D.R. Horton net sales fall short Reuters via CNN and Bondhead Referral

Las Vegas home prices drop Las Vegas Review Journal / Hubble Smith

Indexes fall; Sprint, energy companies down Reuters

Sprint to cut 5,000 jobs as woes continue Marketwatch / Jeffry Bartash & Matt Andrejczak

CBoT to launch property derivatives $ FT / Doug Cameron

Some see junk outperforming before election Reuters / Neil Shah

Venezuelan Bonds Decline on Chavez's Plans for Nationalization Bloomberg / Guillermo Parra-Bernal

Wall Street Edges Higher As Oil Tumbles AP via Palm Beach Post / Joe Bel Bruno

Tuesday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Federal Reserve Events Reuters

Um, About That Rate Cut Business Week via MSNBC / Peter Coy

Late credit card payments climb to highest point in a year AP via Houston Chronicle / Jeannine Aversa

Frozen pipes The Economist

A chicken in your tank AP via St. Petersburg Times

Mortgage Applications Up as Home Buyers See a Break in Rates NY Times / Vikas Bajaj and Christine Haughney

Oil Find in Uganda may Change Game NY Post / John Crudele

Oil Falls a Second Day on Warm U.S. Weather, Inventories Gain Bloomberg / Eduard Gismatullin

Stock futures point to further gains Marketwatch / Simon Kennedy

The unending woes of Lee Scott Fortune via CNN / Jon Birger

Gap Is Said to Explore Selling Itself NY Times / Micahel Barbaro and Andrew Ross Sorkin

T-bill rates at post-Nov. high AP via Baltimore Sun

Hedge-Fund Borrowing Examined by Fed, SEC, European Regulators Bloomberg / Rich Miller and Jesse Westbrook

Head of Fidelity’s investment management unit to step down at the end of month after 2 years AP via Boston Herald

The Return Of The Daytrader Forbes / Liz Moyer

Revised margin debt rules: Don't try this at home Chicago Tribune / Bill Barnhart

Wall Street Analysts Stumble on 2006 Stock Tips Bloomberg / John Dorfman

White House to unveil Medicare overhaul FT / Krishna Guha

China Can Do Better Than Swap Dollars for Oil Bloomberg / Andy Mukherjee



Correction in emerging markets $ FT / John Authers

FL: 2006 was second-best year for home sales South Florida Sun Sentinel / Jerry W. Jackson

A Dozen Reasons To Worry Forbes / A. Gary Shilling

Michigan secures Ford investment BBC News / Steve Schifferes

Worst homebuilder bonds may be best bet in 2007 Reuters / Walden Siew

JGB yields edge down on dip buying in cautious mood Reuters / Naomi Tajitsu

Bonds drop on narrowing trade gap, mortgages Reuters / Richard Leong

Spreads continue wider with higher bond yields Reuters

Delta reported in talks with Northwest, United CNN

Dow ends up 26 after upbeat Alcoa news AP via Beaufort Gazette / Tim Paradis

U.S. money fund assets set new record high-report Reuters

Fisher `Comfortable' on Fed Rate, Moskow `Vigilant' Bloomberg / Kathleen Hays and Vivien Lou Chen

Risky Human Capital and Deferred Capital Income Taxation pdf Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond / Borys Grochulski & Tomasz Piskorski

"Risk Taking and the Quality of Informal Insurance: Gambling and Remittances in Thailand" pdf Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago / Douglas L. Miller and Anna L. Paulson

House Passes Minimum Wage Increase AP via Forbes / Jeannine Aversa

US Housing Market May Slow World Economy AP via Forbes / Paul Burkhardt

Cisco sues Apple over iPhone name CNN

Nasdaq Scores With Heavy Hitters Investors Business Daily / Vincent Mao

Korea: Treasury Bond Issuance to Fall 14 Percent in 2007 Korea Times / Lee Hyo-sik

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

Fed's Moskow says inflation is still his top concern Reuters / Greg Robb

Chicago Dec PMI revised down to 51.6 from 52.4 Reuters

Treasury prices lower as trade gap narrows Marketwatch / Leslie Wines

MD: Local home sales fell sharply in 2006 Baltimore Sun / Jamie Smith Hopkins

Oil stays down after inventory report CNN / Steve Hargreaves

Who'd Buy The Gap? Forbes / Emily Schmall

Dell says all PC makers should recycle for free AP via Houston Chronicle / May Wong

FL: Local economy strong Bradenton Journal / Brian Neill

AMT big problem for taxpayers AP via Kansas City Star

Democrats, go forward, but don't go overboard Baltimore Sun / Jay Hancock

China's trade surplus climbs in 2006 AP via Beaufort Gazette / Joe McDonald

Danger ahead? Stocks' early warning signal CNN / Alexandra Twin

Americans struggle to afford housing Reuters via CNN

Mortgage Applications Increase in this Week’s Survey Mortgage Bankers Association

Treasury prices lower as trade gap narrows Marketwatch / Nick Godt & Leslie Wines

Not Everyone Will Have a Say on Selling Toll Roads Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

Trade Deficit Falls by 1 Percent in Nov. AP via Newsday / Martin Crutsinger

Wednesday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

House Set to Boost Minimum-Wage; Senate Might Add Tax Breaks Bloomberg / Kim Chipman

Move Over Libor, It's Time for China's Shibor Bloomberg / William Pesek

Get Ready for a Sarbanes-Oxley of a Tax Increase Bloomberg / Amity Shlaes

`First 100 Hours' Won't Help House Democrats Bloomberg / Andrew Ferguson

Oil Prices Drop on Mild Winter Weather AP via Chicago Tribune / George Jahn

OPEC and commodity traders aren't only ones feeling the heat Philadelphia Inquirer / Andrew Cassel

NYSE group to buy 5 pct in National Stock Exchange of India for 115 mln usd AFX via Forbes

Amaranth's Maounis Should Stay Out of the Markets Bloomberg / Matthew Lynn

Dow vs. Gold Lew Rockwell / Gary North

Auction Agents Pay SEC $1.6M Bond Buyer / Lynn Hume

If you don't stay humble, the market will humble you Marketwatch / Todd Harrison

Home Depot Board Faces New Outcry NY Times / Julie Creswell

Overnight profit? Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

U.S. to Raise Royalty Rates for Oil and Gas Leases in the Gulf NY Times / Edmund L. Andrews

Congress to Take Up Net’s Future NY Times / Stephen Labaton

MA: When the lowest pay rises, what happens? Christian Science Monitor / Mark Trumbull

Dollar Rises to 7-Week High Versus Euro on Inflation Concerns Bloomberg / Chris Young and Kosuke Goto

Yen Will Weaken, Even as BOJ Raises Rates, Credit Suisse Says Bloomberg / Ron Harui and Kosuke Goto

Australian Consumer Confidence at 17-Month High, Exports Gain Bloomberg / Hans van Leeuwen

South Korea Probably Will Keep Interest Rate Unchanged at 4.5% Bloomberg / Kim Kyoungwha


A semi-hard landing faces America $ FT / Samuel Brittan

TX: D-FW builders scale back home starts Dallas Morning News /Steve Brown

Oil prices rise in Asia after U.S. drop AP via Houston Chronicle / Gillian Wong

Collateralised debt issuance jumps $ FT / Gillian Tett and Paul J Davies

2007 Mutual Fund Survey Forbes / Scott DeCarlo and John Chamberlain

Housing market pain not revealed by stats CNN / Les Christie

Healthy U.S. econ outlook dims Fed rate-cut hopes Reuters / Alister Bull

Wage gap ‘undermines’ free trade support FT / Krishna Guha

UK: Bank of England Surprises With a Rate Hike Northern Trust via Safehaven / Victoria Marklew

UK: Inflation the key to Bank's surprise move Guardian / Ashley Seager

US Market Outlook - January 2007 pdf Bond Market Association

U.S. Bond Issuance to Remain Strong in 2007, Moderate from 2006 Level Bond Market Association

Treasury bond prices fall deeper AP via Beaufort Gazette

Two Lessons in the Mercantilist Mindset Lew Rockwell / Gary North

Dow hits record high CNN / Alexandra Twin

US hedge funds may see redemptions in 2007 Marketwatch / Alistair Barr

Hedge Funds in Bidding for Ameriquest NY Post / Roddy Boyd

Retail money funds rise in latest week AP via Beaufort Gazette

Why Penis Will Make This a Most-Read Story Bloomberg / Michael Lewis

Emerging Stock Markets Face the $1 Trillion Curse Bloomberg / David Wilson

Boston Fed President Cathy Minehan Announces Retirement from the Bank Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Veteran Fed official Minehan to retire Marketwatch / Greg Robb

Thursday's commodities roundup AP via Beaufort Gazette

Oil prices fall below $52 a barrel AP via St. Petersburg Times / Madlen Read

Trade Deficit "Narrows" Again… Daily Reckoning / Chuck Butler

Anti-euro sentiment spreads in France AP via Miami Herald / Laurence Frost

Bonds hold at lower levels after TIPS auction Reuters

Boston Fed president Cathy Minehan retiring Marketwatch / Maggie McNeil

Manufacturing Data Revisions Released Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

U.S. stocks rally amid oil gains, earnings news Marketwatch / Nick Godt

Big rally on Wall Street CNN / Alexandra Twin

Six Flags Selling 7 Theme Parks to Fla.-Based Firm Washington Post / Thomas Heath

US manufacturing sector survey shows slower growth Reuters / Joanne Morrison

U.S. 30-year mortgage rates up in latest week Reuters

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

AMT: Keep it or kill it, you'll pay for it CNN / Jeanne Sahadi

Oil's not well The Economist

A tale of two banks The Economist

EU: Tricky weather The Economist

Euro Falls to 7-Week Low; Trichet Cools Rate-Boost Speculation Bloomberg / Min Zeng and Bo Nielsen

OH: Region's economy stagnant Cincinnati Enquirer / Cliff Peale

Enterprise Risk Management and Mortgage Lending Federal Reserve Board / Susan Schmidt Bies

Bies says U.S. lenders should tighten standards Reuters

Bernanke to face budget panel for first time Reuters

It's time for a new approach when it comes to deciphering Fed Chicago Sun Times / Terry Savage

U.S. stocks open higher amid earnings news Marketwatch / Nick Godt and Leslie Wines

Stocks gain at the open CNN

Thursday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

In picking mutual funds, beware their recent past Philadelphia Inquirer / Jeff Brown

Irreparable Cracks in the Financial System Tomorrow’s Gold via Lew Rockwell / Marc Faber

Top of the World? Tech Central Station / David R. Henderson

Analysts warn of 'oil axis' Washington Times / Patrice Hill

Crude at fresh 19-month low on bearish supply data Marketwatch / Ciara Linnane

Newsletters hinting oil, gold booms may be over Marketwatch / Peter Brimelow

Boomers start to downsize Christian Science Monitor / Marilyn Gardner

CO: Economic development chief leaving Denver Post / George Merritt

TX: Dallas' downtown is one of the hottest nationwide Dallas Morning News / Steve Brown

Your Tax Return, With Some Change Washington Post / Michelle Singletary

UK: Buying on the never-never, or how emerging markets help sustain our free-spending ways Independent / Jeremy Warner

Bank of England Unexpectedly Raises Interest Rates Bloomberg / Brian Swint

Trichet Says Expectations for Further ECB Rate Rise Justified Bloomberg / John Fraher

U.S. jobless claims plunged 26,000 last week Reuters

Initial Jobless Claims in U.S. Fell 26,000 to 299,000 Last Week Bloomberg / Bob Willis

Federal Reserve Events Reuters

Developments in the Global Economy and Implications for the United States Federal Reserve Bank of New York / Timothy F. Geithner

Geithner says Fed's credibility contains inflation Reuters

Though now calm, climate for rates could turn stormy Chicago Tribune / Bill Barnhart

Treasuries Fall After Bank of England's Surprise Rate Increase Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton

Wall Street will have a big say on California bonds LA Times / Tom Petruno

U.K. Pound Soars, Bonds Slump After BOE Unexpectedly Lifts Rate Bloomberg / Gavin Finch

Shock as UK rates rise to 5.25% BBC News

Eurozone rates unchanged at 3.5% BBC News

OPEC's President Urges Group to Comply With Oil Cuts Bloomberg / Andy Critchlow

Oil price worries tanking Chicago Tribune / Robert Manor and Julie Johnsson

Minimum Impact From Higher Minimum Wage? Forbes / Mary Crane

Yuan Rises to Match Hong Kong Dollar, First Time in 13 Years Bloomberg / Jake Lee and Yumi Teso

Australian Employment Rises Three Times Expected Pace Bloomberg / Hans van Leeuwen

Dollar May Gain as Fed Officials Signal Rates Unlikely to Drop Bloomberg / Stanley White and Chris Young

Crude Oil Falls Below $54 as U.S. Fuel Demand Hits Two-Year Low Bloomberg / Christian Schmollinger and Gavin Evans


Disney Doubled Iger's Pay to $25 Million Last Year Bloomberg / Andy Fixmer

S. Korea-U.S trade agreement said unlikely UPI

Corn futures rally on lower supply estimate Marketwatch / Myra P. Saefong

Apple Won’t Give Up Slice To Cisco NY Post / Janet Whitman and Tom Bawden

All the Talk of Oil's Freefall Means Prices Are Set to Rise / Donald Luskin

How Low Can Oil Prices Go? Euro Pacific via Safehaven / Peter Schiff

FL: Priced out of affordable housing St. Petersburg Times / James Thorner

CA: More homes sell for loss Orange County Register / Jeff Collins

Market Rises Again, Cap Week With Strong Gains Investors Business Daily / Vincent Mao

The energizer market Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

UK: The Bank's been asleep on the job. Surprise of yesterday's rise shows it is awake again Independent / Jeremy Warner

Federal Reserve Events Reuters

Economic Outlook Conference Federal Reserve Bank of Boston / Cathy E. Minehan

Fed's Minehan-Growth to accelerate modestly in '07 Reuters / Tamawa Kadoya

Why gasoline follows oil up but not down CNN / Steve Hargreaves

U.S. Stocks Stage Best Weekly Rally in 3 Months; Exxon Climbs Bloomberg / Michael Patterson

Second straight record for Dow CNN / Alexandra Twin and Rob Kelley

Deconstructing Home Depot Forbes / Matthew Swibel

Pricing Error on Mortgages Led to Lender's Collapse Bloomberg / Bradley Keoun and Jody Shenn

US mortgage rates unchanged on Friday Reuters

U.S. December budget surplus record $44.54 bln Reuters

Bank of England's never reluctant to surprise Marketwatch / Steve Goldstein

Germany: Closing the Books on 2006 Morgan Stanley / Elga Bartsch

Japan: Dream of 3% Nominal Growth Morgan Stanley / Takehiro Sato

Treasury Yields Highest Since October After Retail Sales Report Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton and Annie Pinkert

Wobbly start on Wall Street CNN

Friday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

It Was a Very Contrary Year Washington Post / Steven Pearlstein

Business Conditions In the Doldrums Morgan Stanley / Shital Patel

Gauge of U.S. economy higher in latest week – ECRI Reuters

Retail Sales Rise, Inventories Also Up AP via Washington Post / Martin Crutsinger

U.S. Sales Gain in December Is Biggest Since July Bloomberg / Shobhana Chandra

U.S. November Business Inventories Rise 0.4 Percent Bloomberg / Joe Richter and Shobhana Chandra

Tracking the World’s Official Reserves Morgan Stanley / Stephen Jen

Wachovia, Regions May Lead Profit Gains at U.S. Banks Bloomberg / Will Edwards

Drug Bill Demonstrates Lobby's Pull Washington Post / R. Jeffrey Smith and Jeffrey H. Birnbaum

Pro-Labor Politics Morgan Stanley / Stephen Roach

Bush Breaks 150-Year History of Higher U.S. Taxes in Wartime Bloomberg / Brian Faler

Gold Rises on Speculation of Inflation, Jewelry-Related Buying Bloomberg / Claudia Carpenter

Sachs Appeal Forbes / Neil Weinberg

Skip the Maalox; Fewer Muni Bonds Defaulted in 2006 Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

TREASURIES-Prices continue to ease before retail sales Reuters

EOP Bondholders Balk NY Post / Zachery Kouwe

Boston Fed chief to go: Minehan retiring after 13 years Boston Herald / Jay Fitzgerald

The End Of Easy Money Forbes / Liz Moyer

Tech, economy could crimp stocks CNN

Does Apple Inc. Have a Future Without Steve Jobs? Bloomberg / David Pauly

U.S. said to probe Apple's Jobs' options Reuters via CNN

Consumers see brighter future in 2007 AP via Philadelphia Inquirer / Jeannine Aversa

Retail Sales in U.S. Probably Rose in December as Incomes Grew Bloomberg / Shobhana Chandra

Exploring an argument to not lift wages Philadelphia Inquirer / Andrew Cassel

Crude Oil Falls Further, Gratifying Consumers More Than Investors NY Times / Clifford Kraus

Beware the attraction of the yuan Taipei Times / Lin Chia

Dollar at 13-Month High Versus Yen Before Retail Sales Report Bloomberg / Chris Young and Ron Harui

Agents Say Fast Audits Hurt I.R.S. NY Times / David Cay Johnston



The Storehouse and the Clock Lew Rockwell / Gary North

CA: Calif. economy is actually in 8th place AP via Long Beach Press Telegram

Bernanke to testify before Congress in February :WSJ Reuters via MSN

CA: .A. housing gets hot with Korean investors LA Daily News

Bull market likely to run another year Newsday / Susan Harrigan

Full text of president's Saturday radio speech Marketwatch

Congress may add a day to Fed hearings CNN

U.S. Treasuries Fall Most Since June as Rate-Cut Chance Fades Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton and Annie Pinkert

U.S. Stocks Have Biggest Weekly Gain in 3 Months; Apple Jumps Bloomberg / Michael Tsang

Should Oil Be $40 or $70? Thoughts From The Frontline via Safehaven / John Mauldin

No Way Out: A Fifty Percent Dollar Devaluation Technical Indicator Index via Safehaven / Robert McHugh

Dollar Climbs to 13-Month High Against Yen on Fed Rate Outlook Bloomberg / Min Zeng

Ford's faster turnaround AP via St. Paul Pioneer Press / Bree Fowler

MN: Flip side of foreclosures St. Paul Pioneer Press / Jennifer Bjorhus

Asian Leaders Create Free Trade Zone AP via Newsday / Eric Talmadge

The Results Are in and Retailers Can Exhale Washington Post / Ylan Q. Mui

These ARMs Have Legs Washington Post / Kenneth R. Harney


High-risk debt boom sparks fears FT / Saskia Scholtes and Richard Beales

Euro displaces dollar in bond markets FT / David Oakley and Gillian Tett

Elaborate debt deals spread risk but distort the data $ FT / Gillian Tett

Wall Street awaits Intel, Citi earnings Houston Chronicle / Tim Paradis

Bush Plan's $1B Won't Go Far in Iraq Newsday / Charles J. Hanley

MA: Promise of spring? Economists guardedly optimistic on housing Boston Herald / Jay Fitzgerald

UK: You might grumble, but a rate rise now could soften the downturn when it comes Independent / Hamish McRae

China Exporters Suffer As Currency Rises AP via NY Times

Housing Starts Declined in December: U.S. Economy Preview Bloomberg / Vince Golle

High hopes for technology earnings Marketwatch / V. Phani Kumar

Title Insurance Premiums Rose With Housing Boom Washington Post / Kathleen Lynn

KS: Minimum wage ripples Wichita Eagle / Dan Voorhis

Political shift in Congress won't lessen power of Fed Chicago Tribune / Andrew Leckey

Are big funds nearing a limit? LA Times / Tom Petruno

The best, worst performers often shift places Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Gregory M. Drahuschak

Get ready for the earnings CNN / Alexandra Twin

Going to the dogs may be a winning strategy Chicago Tribune / Spencer Jakab

Outlook for the new year in stocks: Not much to be pessimistic about Philadelphia Inquirer / Jeff Brown

It's hard to take pity on wayward CEOs Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Jack Markowitz

NV: Despite housing slump, sales of seven-figure homes grow Las Vegas Review Journal / Hubble Smith

Housing no drag on jobs Allentown Morning Call / Sam Kennedy

Good news expected on core inflation in December Marketwatch / Greg Robb

New farm bill divides Bush and lawmakers AP via Beaufort Gazette / Libby Quaid

Tax breaks passed at last minute will require some adjustments in filing Baltimore Sun / Eileen Ambrose

When Buying a Stock, Plan Your Goodbye Wall Street Journal / Anjali Cordeiro

Homeowners With New Exotic Loans Aren't Always Aware Of the Risk Involved Washington Post / Kirstin Downey

MA: Promise of spring? Economists guardedly optimistic on housing Boston Herald / Jay Fitzgerald

DC: In Suburbia, Going to Great Lengths to House Lofty Spaces Washington Post / Alec MacGillis

How to Catch a Falling Dollar (and Even Make a Profit) NY Times / J. alex Tarqunio

When Money’s Involved, the Truth Can Take a Beating NY Times / Andrew Ross Sorkin

Is that Mr Jobs? This is reality calling, about your iPhone Guardian – Observer / John Naughton

When Those Blue Chips Aren’t Made in the U.S.A. U.S. News & World Report via NY Times / Paul J. Lim

Company Clinics Cut Health Costs NY Times / Milt Freudenheim

UK: Fears over Bank's nasty surprise Guardian – Observer / Heather Stewart

UK: Rate rise a thorny issue for retailers, warns M&S's Rose Guardian – Observer / Ruth Sunderland


Review and Preview Morgan Stanley / Ted Wieseman

Does Business Need Washington To Manage Wages? Ludwig Von Mises Institute / Robert P. Murphy

EU: The 2007 Story Is Not Yet Written Morgan Stanley / Eric Chaney

Frank Says No to Narrowing Fed's Mandate Bloomberg / John Berry

How Low Volatility Favors Play-It-Safe Investing Bloomberg / Chet Currier

Money Managers Buy Large Caps, Sell Short to Seek Stock Shelter Bloomberg / Michael R. Sesit

Many Hurdles Stymie Privatization of U.S. Airports Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

High-end audio market shrinks South Florida Sun Sentinel / Eric Benderoff

Japan: Something Has Got to Give on Japanese Economy Bloomberg / William Pesek

ECB calls refi, says banks require 311.5 bln eur to meet reserve needs AFX via Forbes

Follow The Talent Forbes / Elizabeth Corcoran

Oil Prices Rise Above $53 a Barrel AP via Forbes / Derrick Ho

Aluminium market edgy, copper under pressure Reuters via San Diego Union Tribune / Anna Stablum

SC: Myrtle Beach condo market is slumping Myrtle Beach Sun via Charlotte Observer / Jenny Burns

Oil steady at $53, keeps close eye on OPEC Reuters via CNN

After gold's latest beating, relief may be in sight Marketwatch / Peter Brimelow

Deutsche Says Commodities Rally Is Intact, Sees Gains Bloomberg / Tan Hwee Ann

Executive pay returns to the crosshairs Marketwatch / Robert Schroeder

NY: Deja vu for LI's economy in '07 Newsday / James Bernstein and Randi F. Marshall

UK: A surprise from the Bank. What next, the comfy chair? Independent / Stephen King

Japan's Notes Decline as Growth in Machinery Orders Accelerates Bloomberg / Issei Morita

Japan's Machinery Orders Increase More Than Forecast Bloomberg / Lily Nonomiya

Can non-banks create money? Brookes News / Dr Frank Shostak

US economy: production and jobs Brookes News / Gerard Jackson

The American economy and taxes: the Democrats don’t get it and neither does Larry Kudlow and the GOP Brookes News / Dick McDonald

Gold May Rise for 2nd Week as Investors Seek Dollar Alternative Bloomberg / Choy Leng Yeong

Yen Rises After Japan's Machinery Orders Report Beats Forecasts Bloomberg / Chris Young and Kosuke Goto

UK: Inflation rate gets personal Guardian / Ashley Seager

Ecuador Bondholders Doubt Correa's Default Threat, Prices Show Bloomberg / Lester Pimentel