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US manufacturing ‘on brink of recession’ FT / Eoin Callan

What keeps bankers awake at night? The Economist

Japan to escape censure over weak yen FT / David Pilling, Krishna Guha and Ralph Atkins

The Short View: On Treasuries $ FT / Tony Tassell

U.S. manufacturing slows unexpectedly in Jan – ISM Reuters

U.S. Dec pending home sales index rose 4.9 pct Reuters

U.S. January ISM Manufacturing Index Falls to 49.3 Bloomberg / Bob Willis

Were Swimming In Liquidity, Aren't We? Contrary Investor via Safehaven

Mortgage rates surge; highest since October CNN

KS: City's apartments steadily filling up Wichita Eagle / Bill Wilson

Gold futures climb to near six-month highs Marketwatch / Myra P. Saefong and Polya Lesova

Global Jan PMI shows slower manufacturing growth Reuters

Flying in formation The Economist

LSE: Fight for independence BBC News / Robert Peston

The Dismal Science of Phony Money: A Rejoinder Market Oracle via Fiend’s SuperBear Page / Douglas V Gnazzo

Earnings Send Stocks Higher / Mark Glassman

Dow flirts with new highs CNN

Thursday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

More Backdating Suits Coming, Says Cox / Stephen Taub

Shell reports record $25bn profit BBC News

Exxon Mobil Reports $39.5B Annual Profit AP via Forbes / John Porretto

DaimlerChrysler posts 3.2% rise in Jan. U.S. auto sales Marketwatch / Shawn Langlois

Is Dell too big for Michael Dell? Business Week via MSNBC / Louise Lee and Peter Burrows

Bush on ''The State of the Economy' / Stephen Taub

It's what the Fed statement didn't say that matters Chicago Tribune / Bill Barnhart

Fed to Keep 5.25 Percent Rate as Economy Gains Bloomberg / John M. Berry

Deutsche Bank 4th-Quarter Profit Triples AP via Forbes

Power Financial Unit to Buy Putnam for $3.9 Billion Bloomberg / Danielle Kost and Sree Vidya Bhaktavatsalam

2006 Personal Savings Drop to 74-Yr. Low AP via Chicago Tribune / Martin Crutsinger

U.S. jobless claims fell by 20,000 last week Reuters

U.S. December Spending Rises 0.7%; Incomes Rise 0.5% Bloomberg / Shobhana Chandra

US December incomes, spending rose as expected Reuters

How Jobs Numbers Reflect The Economy NY Post / John Crudele

U.S. economy rolling along at a 3.5% clip LA Times / Molly Hennessy-Fiske

Oil prices climb above $58 a barrel AP via Philadelphia Inquirer

REIT Mafia Strong-Arms Blackstone Over Bond Offer Bloomberg / Mark Pittman

Stocks close out month strongly LA Times / Tom Petruno

Kraft's Shares May Not Be So Cheap After Spinoff Bloomberg / David Wilson

Bags Under Eyes Disappear, Big Shots' Pay Drops Bloomberg / Graef Crystal

Census Bureau going high-tech AP via The State / Ann Keeton

Record Volume for January Bond Buyer / Matthew Hanson

Housing Threatened by Defaults in Sub-Prime Mortgage Market Bloomberg / Kathleen M. Howley and Jody Shenn

Rising Wages Weigh on Profit Margins, May Curb U.S. Stock Rally Bloomberg / Michael Tsang and Daniel Hauck

The world according to Richard Russell Marketwatch / Peter Brimelow

What Could Bog Down the Bull NY Times / Vikas Bajaj

US Airways Withdraws Its $10.2 Billion Offer for Delta NY Times / Micheline Maynard and Michael J. De La Merced

Fed Is Optimistic on Inflation NY Times / Edmund L. Andrews

Fed rate-pegging comes with a caution London Times / Gabriel Rozenberg

Yen Trades Near 1-Week High; G-7 May Show Concern Over Decline Bloomberg / Kosuke Goto and Ron Harui

Yuan Advances to Highest Since End of Dollar Link in July 2005 Bloomberg / Christina Soon


Pakistan Bonds, Best in Asia, Lose Favor Amid Attacks Bloomberg / Wes Goodman

What's Ahead for the US Residential Mortgage Market Bond Market Association

US Housing Bubble Bloodbath - The Property Crash Continues Market Oracle via Fiend’s SuperBear Page / Mike Whitney

Savings Rate Reflects Depression Daily Reckoning / Chuck Butler

Not Much Left to Protect Euro Pacific via Safehaven / Peter Schiff

How to “Solve” the Budget Deficit National Review / Thomas E. Nugent

How Democrats work with tight purse Christian Science Monitor / Gail Russell Chaddock

Those amazing Transports Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

S&P's corporate growth streak snapped AP via Akron Beacon Journal / Joe Bel Bruno

Oil Surges Above $59 on Increased Fuel Demand, OPEC Output Cuts Bloomberg / Mark Shenk

The Real Mess Behind Mariagate Forbes / Dennis Kneale

AMT may thwart best-laid budget plans CNN / Jeanne Sahadi

S&P 500 Completes Best Weekly Advance Since August on Jobs Data Bloomberg / Eric Martin

Naked Short Victim Strikes Back Forbes / Liz Moyer

GARCH-Based Identification of Triangular Systems with an Application to the CAPM: Still Living with the Roll Critique Federal Reserve Bank of Boston / Todd Prono

Hot Stats—Texas State & Metro Economic Indicators Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Monthly Mutual Fund Report Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Sliding Back Into Oil Forbes / Jon Bruner

Subprime Loan Defaults Pass 2001 Peak, Friedman Says Bloomberg / Jody Shenn

Amazon's fourth-quarter profit plunges by 51% 8th consecutive drop despite strong holiday sales Seattle Post Intelligencer

Metals tumble on news of fund losses Reuters via CNN

Unprepared for Globalization Morgan Stanley / Stephen Roach

Bond Market Rediscovers Reasons to Be Concerned Bloomberg / Mark Gilbert

Pity Citi Forbes / Elizabeth MacDonald

Friday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Mutiny at Pirate Capital Roils Hudson After Worst Year Ever Bloomberg / Anthony Effinger and Katherine Burton

Factory Orders Rise in December AP via Baltimore Sun

Labor market weak, despite revisions Marketwatch via Bondhead Referral / Rex Nutting

Economists split over negative U.S. savings rate South Florida Sun Sentinel / Tricia Bishop

The Anti-Energy Congress Ludwig Von Mises / William L. Anderson

Ocean real estate: The next boom? CNN / Chris Taylor

Jobs gain misses target, but... CNN / Chris Isidore


CO: Governor tackles mortgage problems Rocky Mountain News / John Rebchook

Government focusing on uncollected taxes Bloomberg via Houston Chronicle / Ryan J. Donmoyer

Treasuries Rise on Slower-Than-Expected Jobs Growth, Inflation Bloomberg / Deborah Finestone and Daniel Kruger

FL: Real estate lending down 20% in 2006 Miami Herald / Jim Wyss

Why don't liberals fight for ideals? Newsday / Saul Friedman

Wal-Mart sees surprise jump in Jan sales Reuters via CNN

Dell to suspend 2006 bonuses, eliminate managers AP via USA Today

Nissan earnings slump 22% AP via Tennessean / Hiroko Tabuchi

U.S. Stocks Post Biggest Weekly Gain Since August; Boeing Rises Bloomberg / Michael Patterson

Yen Gains Versus Dollar; Japan's Currency Called Undervalued Bloomberg / Bo Nielsen and Ye Xie

Foreclosures drive one housing market sector Wichita Eagle / Dan Voorhis

When the ‘Real’ Numbers Are Rosy, but the Others Are Less So NY Times / Floyd Norris

Slower growth has an upside NY Times via Raleigh News and Observer / Jeremy W. Peters and Eduardo Porter

Reversing the flow of flavors LA Times / Evelyn Iritani

Ease of inflationary pressures seen lifting stocks Marketwatch / Carla Mozee

Remittances from Mexicans working abroad reach $25 billion Houston Chronicle / Marion Lloyd

European Bonds Post Weekly Gain on Signs Inflation Is Slowing Bloomberg / Gavin Finch



Harley-Davidson $ FT / Lex

February starts a new ballgame on Wall Street Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Gregory M. Drahuschak

Oil prices rise to four-week high as cold spell continues in US AFX via Forbes

Appraisers pressed to hit numbers Boston Herald / Kenneth R. Harney

The Fed Shifts Gears. Should You? US News and World Report / Paul J. Lim

Committee keeps economy on track AP via Akron Beacon Journal / Jeannine Aversa

Chinese equity bubble waiting to burst? Marketwatch / Craig Stephen

10,000 jobs may be cut at Chrysler Detroit Free Press / Tim Higgins

Complaints misguided on CEO pay Sacramento Bee / Tom Sullivan

What to ask if you ever meet your fund manager Marketwatch via Boston Herald / Chuck Jaffe

UT: Demand for pilots sky-high Salt Lake Tribune / Paul Beebe

UK: Interest rate set to stay steady Guardian – Observer / Heather Stewart

Japan is currency cheat, claims US Guardian – Observer / Heather Stewart

Such enthusiasm, when Fed did as expected? Philadelphia Inquirer / Jeff Brown

Prof. Bernanke Aces First Year NY Post / Terry Keenan

Productivity Rose, Labor Costs Stabilized: U.S. Economy Preview Bloomberg / Joe Richter

The economy's swings not like they used to be Philadelphia Inquirer / Andrew Cassel

The Netherlands, the New Tax Shelter Hot Spot NY Times / Lynnley Browning

A Wilder Wager on Energy: Oil Field Services NY Times / J. Alex Tarquino

State of mind called key in Qwest case Denver Post / Greg Griffin

Economist: Auto Sales to Remain Flat AP via Orlando Sentinel / Tom Krisher

On the sunny side of the Street CNN / Alexandra Twin

Budget Chief Portman Says War to Cost $365 Billion Over 3 Years Bloomberg / Alison Vekshin and Roger Runningen

Lawmakers see pot of gold in tax gap LA Times / Joel Havemann


Fed Ease Unlikely Until 2008 Morgan Stanley / Richard Berner

Review and Preview Morgan Stanley / Ted Wieseman

Carry trade worries FT / Tony Tassell

Does This Dow Have Legs! Forbes / Richard Moroney

Defense spending jumps under Bush's $2.9 trillion budget McClatchy / Ron Hutcheson and Margaret Talev

US Recession in 2007 - Third Leg of the Bear Market Likely Market Oracle via Fiend’s Super Bear Page / Paul Lamont

U.S. rents to rise 5 percent UPI

Fed on Hold... Fundamental Trader via Safehaven / Mark McMillan

A gas OPEC The Economist

Challenging the dollar's dominance Marketwatch / Wanfeng Zhou

Survey: U.S. CEO turnover drops UPI

The January Barometer for Stocks US News and World Report / Paul J. Lim

Enormous Pressure on the U.S. Dollar Dollar Collapse via Safehaven / John Rubino

Fidelity Fined $3.75 Million for Supervisory Lapses Bloomberg / David Scheer

Bull-Market Cheers for Bush National Review / Larry Kudlow

Eurozone services activity stronger than expected EU Business

MBA Applauds FHA and GSE Reforms, Disappointed Over Other Key Provisions in Administration’s Proposed Budget On Housing Related Initiatives Mortgage Bankers Association

FL: Home builders to gather under cloud of housing slowdown Palm Beach Post / Linda Rawls

Morgan Stanley using swaps to assess credit mrkt Reuters

US SWAPS-Spreads narrow on slew of Treasuries supply Reuters

Bonds edge higher, dollar splits CNN

US interest rates little changed in latest week-Fed Reuters

Stocks End Mixed In Lackluster Session Investors Business Daily / Vincent Mao

Bubble, bubble, toil, and trouble pdf Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago / Cabray L. Haines and Richard J. Rosen

New evidence on labor market dynamics over the business cycle Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago / Bhashkar Mazumder

Sallie Mae, Student Lenders Face Further Federal Cuts Bloomberg / Paul Basken

Dow Gains 8, Nasdaq Drops 5 on New Deals AP via LA Times / Joe Bel Bruno

U.S. service sector growth accelerates AP via Seattle Times / Eileen Alt Powell

World's oldest newspaper goes digital AP via Seattle Times / Karl Ritter

Bush's budget: How you may pay for the surplus CNN / Jeanne Sahadi

Bush Sends Congress $2.90T Spending Plan AP via Forbes / Martin Crutsinger

Bush Budget Goes For Broke Forbes / Brian Wingfield

Don't just buy good companies, sell bad ones Christian Science Monitor

Stocks sputter after rally CNN / Alexandra Twin

Monday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Results of 2nd Annual European Fixed Income e-Trading Survey Bond Market Association

U.S. Treasury bonds rise ahead of data Marketwatch / Nick Godt

Crude Oil Approaches $60 as Cold Weather Increases Fuel Demand Bloomberg / Mark Shenk

Golden suspicions Marketwatch / Peter Brimelow

Hedge Fund Problems Start With the Fed Seeking Alpha / Christopher Whalen

Cost of making the penny pinches Mint Washington Times / Tom Ramstack

Long Bond Disappoints as Treasury Prepares Auction Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton

Pimco's Hurricane Yields Drive Wall Street Into Insurance Bonds Bloomberg / George Stein

Oil Prices Drop Below $59 a Barrel AP via Baltimore Sun

AMI Default Looms NY Post / Keith J. Kelley

U.S. Home Market May Be a Little Shark-Infested Bloomberg / John F. Wasik

Vacant Homes For Sale Cloud Economic Hopes Wall Street Journal via Bondhead Referral / Michael Corkery

Roth Capitals $leaze to Please NY Post / Roddy Boyd

State Street to Acquire Investors Financial for Stock Bloomberg / Sree Vidya Bhaktavatsalam

Red Kite Fund Lost 30% on Metals Bet in January, Investors Say Bloomberg / Saijel Kishan and Chanyaporn Chanjaroen

Bad growth theories and under-investment in technology Brookes News / Gerard Jackson

Craigslist posts satisfaction Christian Science Monitor / Gregory M. Lamb

Meeting of NBC Board May Mean Change at Top NY Times / Bill Carter

A Long-Delayed Ad System Has Yahoo Crossing Its Fingers NY Times / Miguel Helft

Emerging economies are edging further out of the wilderness Independent / Stephen King

Asia countries facing slum challenge AFP via Taipei Times

Taiwan: Recession or mere statistics? Taipei Times

Yen Advances as European Officials May Complain It's Too Weak Bloomberg / Ron Harui and Kosuke Goto


Wealthy investors see market gains ahead Marketwatch / Thomas Kostigen

Labor’s 3-Card Monte NY Post / John Crudele

Fed officials back on stump, warn on inflation Marketwatch / Ros Krasny

The Asian Financial Crisis Ten Years Later: Assessing the Past and Looking to the Future Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco / Janet L. Yellen

Fed's Yellen says most of US economy "just fine" Marketwatch / Deena Beasley

Fed Chief Bernanke — Backseat Legislator? The Liberty Pages / Brad Warbiany

Fed's top market movers: Bernanke, Poole, Lacker Reuters / Alister Bull

The bond boom's thin ice Wall Street Journal via Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Serena Ng

IL: Zell steps into Tribune fray Chicago Tribune / Michael Oneal and Becky Yerak

Cisco stock jumps on strong earnings CNN / Rob Kelley

Steve Jobs and the digital rights bugaboo Marketwatch / John C. Dvorak

Dow Ends Up 5 After Bernanke Speech AP via Baltimore Sun / Joe Bel Bruno

Stocks Look Cheap? Not Without the Big Guys: Michael R. Sesit Bloomberg / Michael R. Sesit

Bush Plan Reins In Domestic Spending Washington Post / Michael Abramowitz and Lori Montgomery

Democrats Deride Bush's Budget Plan as `Debt and Deception' Bloomberg / Brendan Murray

Treasurys rally after solid 3-year note auction Marketwatch / Leslie Wines

Treasuries Volatility Falls to Record as Bets on Fed Cut Fade Bloomberg / Deborah Finestone

The Level and Distribution of Economic Well-Being Federal Reserve Board / Ben S. Bernanke

How the Fed Lost Control of Money Supply Merk via Safehaven / Axel Merk

Bernanke Says Greater U.S. Inequality Is `Challenge' Bloomberg / Craig Torres and Anthony Massucci

Bernanke: Protect Workers Against Effects of Free-Trade Washington Post / Nell Henderson

Bernanke: Education Will Cut Income Gap AP via Forbes / Jeannine Aversa

Many layoffs coming in housing, economists say Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

Markets Unsure On Earnings, Fed Comments Investors Business Daily / Alan R. Elliott

Momentum And Sentiment Favor Gains Forbes / Bernie Schaeffer

Internet Stocks Still Hold the Most Financial Promise / James B. Stewart

Big Oil's tight pockets CNN / Steve Hargreaves

Nightmares of a Central Banker Ludwig Von Mises Institute / Antony Mueller

2006 job growth was underestimated by a whopping 400,000 Marketwatch / Dr. Irwin Kellner

U.S. stocks turn lower as techs weigh Marketwatch / Nick Godt

GM, Ford Start New Year Same Way They Ended 2006 Bloomberg / Doron Levin

Sears to Appeal Bond-redemption Verdict / Stephen Taub

SEC Opens Review of Market-Moving Stock Trading at 10 Firms Bloomberg / Otis Bilodeau

Bush Puts SEC Budget on a Diet / Marie Leone

What's in $2.9 trillion? Christian Science Monitor / Peter Grier and Gail Russell Chaddock

States feel the pinch of tight Bush budget / Pamela M. Prah and Daniel C. Vock

UK: Salary rises fuel interest rate speculation Guardian / Angela Balakrishnan

Apocalypse Later Daily Standard / Irwin M. Stelzer

Techs higher at open CNN

Tuesday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Paulson says US growth slowing to sustainable pace Reuters

Federal Reserve Events Reuters

TREASURIES-Prices ease ahead of new debt auctions Reuters / Chris Reese

Water Bonds Unlimited Bond Buyer / Alison L. McConnell and Lynn Hume

Conversations with Dr. Gold Bull not Bull via Safehaven / M.A. Nystrom

India's economy 'nears $1 trillion' BBC News / Andrew Walker

CDO Surge Squeezes Deutsche Bank, Vanguard Bond Funds Bloomberg / Steve Rothwell

Imports about to overtake Big Three CNN / Chris Isidore

Tyco First-Quarter Profit Declines on Break-Up Costs Bloomberg / Rachel Layne

An Independent Chrysler? No, But A Smaller One Forbes / Jerry Flint

NEC reports sharp drop in net profit AP via Houston Chronicle / Kozo Mizoguchi

S.E.C. Is Looking at Stock Trading NY Times / Jenny Anderson

Easy to Study Mutual Funds, Hard to Pin Them Down Bloomberg / Chet Currier

MO: KC looks for a way out of housing slump Kansas City Star / Kevin Collison

Fanning The Fees Forbes / Brian Wingfield

Crude Oil Nears $60 a Barrel as Cold Weather Depletes Supplies Bloomberg / Grant Smith and Nesa Subrahmaniyan

Yen Volatility Versus Pound at Two-Year High pre G-7 Bloomberg / Liz Capo McCormick

BOJ Rate-Increase Prospects Revived on U.S. Data, Oil Bloomberg / Masahiro Hidaka and Mayumi Otsuma

Australian Central Bank Probably Will Keep Key Rate at 6.25% Bloomberg / Hans van Leeuwen

Yen at 3-Week High Versus Euro as G-7 May Say It's Undervalued Bloomberg / Stanley White



MBA Testifies Before Senate: Market is Working, Benefiting Consumers and Increasing Homeownership Mortgage Bankers Association

CA: Plummeting commissions thin real estate's ranks Orange County Register / Jeff Collins

CO: Denver-area home prices take record hit in frigid January Rocky Mountain News / John Rebchook

TREASURIES-Barely move in Asia, yields seen easing Reuters via Yahoo

Oil's well that ends well Marketwatch / Peter Brimelow

U.S. stocks close up slightly; Cisco boosts techs Marketwatch / Nick Godt

Toll, Centex, Lennar Join `Moron' Speculators in Land Grab Bust Bloomberg / Bob Ivry

Housing still on down slope Marketwatch / Steve Kerch

Party On… But near an exit pdf Boom-Bust Alert via Fiend’s SuperBear Page / Joe Average

Best Quotes of January 2007 Dollar Collapse via Safehaven / John Rubino

Does Geography Matter to Bondholders? pdf Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta / Bill Francis, Iftekhar Hasan, and Maya Waisman

The Role of Labor Market Intermittency in Explaining Gender Wage Differentials pdf Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta / Julie L. Hotchkiss and M. Melinda Pitts

Globalization and the benefits of trade Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago / Robert L. Thompson

Disney 1Q Earnings Jump on DVD Sales AP via Baltimore Sun / Gary Gentile

Oil Prices Settle Below $58 a Barrel AP via Baltimore Sun / J. W. Elphinstone

In lands of the euro, a growing number of local currencies IHT / Carter Dougherty

SC: Want Low Taxes? Watch the Spending National Review / Mallory Factor

MD: Wal-Mart: Always low taxes Baltimore Sun / Jay Hancock

Chasing the American dream Fortune via CNN

Flaws seen in gauge of foreign demand for U.S bonds Reuters

Commercial mortgage bond volume to soar in quarter Reuters / Al Yoon

Spreads mixed amid tide of bond issuance Reuters

Moody's 4th-qtr net soars 86 pct on ratings, sale Reuters / Jonathan Stempel

How Chrysler's gains turned to pain CNN / Chris Isidore

The Risks Are At Home Euro Pacific via Forbes / Peter Schiff

Dow inches up despite lower oil prices AP via Dallas Fort Worth Star Telegram / Tim Paradis

HSBC Says Bad-Loan Charges to Exceed Analysts' Estimates by 20% Bloomberg / Christine Harper

US mortgage rates unchanged on Wednesday – BestInfo Reuters

Gold futures move higher in afternoon dealings Marketwatch / Myra P. Saefong

US Treasury's Paulson backs stronger GSE oversight Reuters

SIFMA and ACLI Responses to Academy Hybrid Questions pdf Bond Market Association

Wednesday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Productivity Data, Cisco Earnings Buoy Markets Investors Business Daily / Alan R. Elliott

Tech Leads Stocks Higher / Mark Glassman

U.S. Realtors see gradual existing-home sales rise Reuters

What's your house really worth? Fortune via CNN / Jeffrey M. O'Brien

US mortgage practices out of balance - key senator Reuters / Patrick Rucker

Did Bush Set Employee Health Benefit Ceiling? / David M. Katz

Two Studies of Treasury Auctions Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Federal Reserve Events Reuters

The Economic Outlook: Prospects for 2007 Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia / Charles I. Plosser

Plosser Says Faster Growth May Prompt Higher Rates Bloomberg / Steve Matthews and Courtney Schlisserman

More rate hikes may be needed, Plosser says Marketwatch / Greg Robb

Tense times ahead as central banks end easy money Reuters / Brian Love

U.S. Productivity Increase 3%; Labor Costs Rise 1.7% Bloomberg / Shobhana Chandra

Middle class has itself to blame for many of its financial woes South Florida Sun Sentinel / Humberto Cruz

Michigan Heads for `Fiscal Train Wreck'; All Aboard! Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

Yield Curve Withholds All-Clear Sign for Economy Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

New Hedge Funds Raised Less Money in 2006 on Amaranth Bloomberg / Andrei Postelnicu

DirecTV Net Almost Triples on Subscriber, Sales Gains Bloomberg / Don Jeffrey

Disney May Say Sales, Profit Rose on `Pirates,' `Cars' DVDs Bloomberg / Andy Fixmer

Market and Purchase Applications Decrease in This Week’s Survey Mortgage Bankers Association

What Is The IRS Thinking? Forbes / Ashlea Ebeling

Bush's Health Plan Would Do More Harm Than Good Bloomberg / John M. Berry

Unchecked, entitlements will eat more of budget Philadelphia Inquirer / Andrew Cassel

Taylor: MSRB Limited Bond Buyer / Lynn Hume

End of US housing slump? Maybe not. Christian Science Monitor / Mark Trumbull

N.E. rents affordable? Study: High incomes, stable prices are factors Boston Globe / Jay Fitzgerald

Gleams of hope for '08 budget deal Christian Science Monitor / Gail Russell Chaddock

Paulson Sides With Japan in Congress, Spurring Swings in Yen Bloomberg / Alison Fitzgerald and Christopher Swann

G-7 Currency Debate Won't Be `Big,' MOF Official Says Bloomberg / Mayumi Otsuma

Dollar Snaps Two-Day Loss Against Yen Before Treasury Auctions Bloomberg / Kosuke Goto and Ron Harui

Putting the Tort in Tortilla Tech Central Station / Alvaro Vargas Llosa

India's Economic Growth May Hit Record 9.2% This Year Bloomberg / Cherian Thomas


TREASURIES-Idle in Asia, await Fed speakers Reuters

Circuit City to close 69 stores AP via Houston Chronicle / Zinie Chen Sampson

The Truth About Stock Buybacks Penny Sleuth via Daily Reckoning / Craig Walters

Citigroup: It's aluminum's turn to shine Marketwatch / Laura Mandaro

Fiscal frustrations The Economist

Homes: Stung by the slow market CNN / Les Christie

FL: Condo craze gives way to rentals Palm Beach Post / Linda Rawls

EU: Who are the champions? The Economist

Tobacco money - Hard habit for states to kick / Pamela M. Prah

Mutiny in the ranks The Economist

U.S. banks say Basel II puts them at disadvantage Reuters / John Poirier

JGB futures inch up, cheered by rise in Treasuries Reuters

30-year mortgage rates fall slightly AP via Charlotte Observer / Martin Crutsinger

Dow Closes Lower on Weak Housing Data AP via South Florida Sun Sentinel / Tim Paradis

Nasdaq, NYSE and S&P 500 Close Down In 3-Way Tie Investor’s Business Daily / Alan R. Elliott

Housing market slower but no recession coming-Freddie Mac Reuters

Atlanta Fed Names Dennis P. Lockhart New President and Chief Executive Officer Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Atlanta Fed names Dennis Lockhart as president Reuters

ECB warns it could lift rates IHT / Carter Dougherty

G7 ministers set for German talks BBC News

30-year Treasury auction attracts solid demand Marketwatch / Leslie Wines

Philly Fed survey to include core PCE forecasts Reuters

Can profits keep rising? Uncle Miltie said no Fortune via CNN / Shawn Tully

Thursday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Wall Street spooked by retail and housing CNN / Alexandra Twin

Kodak to Cut Up to 5,000 More Jobs in Restructuring Bloomberg / Gillian Wee

Level 3 posts deeper Q4 loss, will cut 1,000 jobs AP via

January sales good, not great CNN / Parija B. Kavilanz

Oil prices meander below $58 a barrel AP via Houston Chronicle

Yen battles yuan for G7 spotlight Marketwatch / Wanfeng Zhou

Euro Approaches Record Versus Yen; Trichet Signals Rate Boost Bloomberg / Min Zeng and Bo Nielsen

Federal Reserve Events Reuters

U.S. Stocks Fall; Citigroup, JPMorgan Lead Drop in Financials Bloomberg / Eric Martin

Qwest Has Quarterly Profit; Shares Fall on Margins Bloomberg / Crayton Harrison

U.S. jobless claims rise 3,000 in latest week Reuters

U.S. Retailers January Sales Rise on Colder Weather Bloomberg / Cotten Timberlake

Toll's Orders Plunge, Forecasts Larger Land Writedown Bloomberg / Brian Louis and Peter Woodifield

Web real estate firms shake up home economics LA Times / Annette Haddad

Should It Be Harder to Buy American? / Sarah Johnson

Wanted -- A Human Face for the Financial Markets Bloomberg / Matthew Lynn

Which states are the most entrepreneurial? Fortune via CNN

Mexico: Production decline worsens at Mexico's biggest oil field LA Times / Marla Dickerson

ECB keeps interest rates on hold FT / Ralph Atkins

ECB's Trichet Vows Vigilance, Signals Rate Increase Bloomberg / John Fraher and Gabi Thesing

Bank Settles Shelter Suits by Investors NY Times / Lynnley Browning

ABN Amro Fourth-Quarter Profit Advances 4.9% on Asset Sales Bloomberg / Joana Quintanilha

Hedge fund company seeks the 'dumb' money Marketwatch / David Weidner

Prudential More Than Doubles 4Q Profit AP via Washington Post / Jeffrey Gold

Merger Activity Lifts Lazard to Record 4th-Quarter Profit NY Times / Peter Edmonston

Plenty of fuel on hand to keep US warm – for now Christian Science Monitor / Ron Scherer

VeriSign to spend over $100M on upgrade AP via Aberdeen News / Jordan Robertson

Ads Made by You, in a Click NY Times / Louise Story

BOJ Doesn't Need to Hastily Raise Rates, Haru Says Bloomberg / Lily Nonomiya

ECB poised to keep interest rates steady AP via Kansas City Star / Matt Moore

UK rates expected to stay on hold BBC News

Japan Bank Lending Rises 1.8%, Fails to Accelerate Bloomberg / Toru Fujioka

Australian January Jobless Rate Falls to 31-Year Low Bloomberg / Hans van Leeuwen and Gemma Daley

Yen May Fall as BOJ's Haru Likely to Signal Rate to Rise Slowly Bloomberg / Stanley White


Diamonds may have a future as a commodity Marketwatch / Myra P. Saefong

Mapping the next China Syndrome Marketwatch / Jonathan Burton

BofA gets amnesty in bond probe Charlotte Observer / Rick Rothacker

Apartment, condo construction to slow Dallas Morning News / Steve Brown

Selling with a web page Newsday / Richard J. Dalton, Jr.

Reading Between the Lines in the R.E. Market Clif Droke Market Analysis via Safehaven / Clif Droke

Money managers mouth off` Marketwatch / Thomas Kostigen

Hedge Fund Fortress Doubles in Debut AP via Baltimore Examiner / Dan Seymour

Household was a foreseeable disaster which even being asleep at the wheel doesn't excuse Independent / Jeremy Warner

A Slugfest Gets Uglier Washington Post / Steven Pearlstein

Brief Comments on the Economy and the Business of the Dallas Fed Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas / Richard W. Fisher

FL: Forecasters leave orange and grapefruit crops unchanged Orlando Sentinel / Jerry Jackson

No More Slamming The Wire Forbes / Liz Moyer

Bonds end way down after Fed speeches CNN

Emerging debt-Spreads tighten on steady risk appetite Reuters / Juliana Siqueira

US SWAPS-Spreads widen as Treasury yields rise Reuters

Dallas Fed president Fisher says he's comfortable with inflation Marketwatch / Greg Robb

Is This Year to Burst CEO Pay Balloon? AP via Forbes / Ellen Simon

Haven't we learned anything? Backdating costs us trust Houston Chronicle / Loren Steffy

Mortgage Stocks Fall as Poole Says Rates May Rise Bloomberg / Will Edwards and Christine Harper

US mortgage rates unchanged on Friday – BestInfo Reuters

Oil prices briefly top $60 a barrel AP via Houston Chronicle / Madlen Read

2007: A record year for oil mergers? CNN / Steven Hargreaves

Opening a debate on unavoidable question Philadelphia Inquirer / Andrew Cassel

A Year Into the Job, the Jury Is Out on Bernanke / Donald Luskin

Fed's Bies Resigns After Five Years at Central Bank Bloomberg / Scott Lanman and Alison Vekshin

Friday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Fortress Investment's Shares Almost Double After Public Sale Bloomberg / Elizabeth Hester and Jenny Strasburg

Oil taps a five-week high, then stalls at the $60 level Marketwatch / Myra P. Saefong

CA: Housing market may soon affect jobs Contra Costa Times / George Avalos

UK annual trade gap biggest since 1697 Guardian / Angela Balakrishnan

UK: Interest rates put on hold but further rises feared Guardian / Larry Elliott

Stocks Rise Modestly After Pullback AP via Newsday / Joe Bel Bruno

State of the U.S. Economy Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis / William Poole

Federal Reserve Events Reuters

Poole Says `Unacceptable' If Inflation Stays Above 2% Bloomberg / Craig Torres and Anthony Massucci

Susan Schmidt Bies submits her resignation as a member of the Board of Governors, effective March 30, 2007 Federal Reserve Board

Statement on Formation of Private-Sector Treasury Market Best Practices Group Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Bank's mortgage warning could be bad sign Chicago Tribune / Gail MarksJarvis

Texas Considers Cashing in Big With State's Lottery Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

Consumer Confidence Hits 2 1/2-Year High AP via Forbes / Jeannine Aversa

If Hedge Funds Kept Cows, Your Milk Would Go Sour Bloomberg / Mark Gilbert

Hedge Funds Charge Too Much for Returns, Calpers Says Bloomberg / David Clarke

Fund Investors Make $1 Trillion Bet on the World Bloomberg / Chet Currier

Goldman seen going on $19B shopping spree CNN

Chasing EMBI: The Hunt for High Yield Finance Trends Matter via Safehaven / David Shvartsman

Counterfeiting Money - Crime or Good Economics? Mish’s Global Economic Trend Analysis via Safehaven / Mike Shedlock

TX: Buyer's market may loom as housing inventory rises again Dallas Morning News / Steve Brown

Hedge Funds Begin to Show Up on Regulators' Radar Washington Post / Carrie Johnson and Jeffrey H. Birnbaum

Some Thoughts on Our Health Insurance Mess Lew Rockwell / Joel Chesser

Crude Oil Rises Above $60 After Elk Hills Field Closure in U.S. Bloomberg / Christian Schmollinger

ECB Plans to Hike Again In March But 3.75% Is Unlikely To Be the Peak Northern Trust via Safehaven / Victoria Marklew

Irrational Exuberance in China Euro Pacific via Safehaven / Peter Schiff

U.S. Hurts Asia With Addiction to Dollar Status Bloomberg / William Pesek

Yen Drops as Banks Predict G-7 Statement Won't Criticize Slide Bloomberg / Kosuke Goto and Stanley Whit



Sallie Chairman Sold Shares Ahead of Cuts Washington Post / Amit R. Paley

Bush Urges Congress to Support His Energy Independence Plan Bloomberg / Holly Rosenkrantz

Canada: Welcome to a new economic cycle Globe and Mail / Heather Scoffield

European Bonds Log Weekly Decline as ECB Signals Rate Increases Bloomberg / Aaron Pan

GM accounting snafu delays 2006 earnings results Detroit Free Press / Katie Merx

U.S. Stocks Post Biggest Weekly Fall in 2 Months as Banks Drop Bloomberg / Michael Patterson

TX: Pressure's rising for Ford dealers Dallas Morning News / Terry Box

CO: Home permits drop 30% to lowest point since 1992 Rocky Mountain News / John Rebchook

MD: Sales of homes in region on rise Baltimore Sun / June Arney

Nasdaq fails in bid for London Stock Exchange Reuters via CNN

G7: Yen skates by, yuan singled out Reuters via CNN

Economic Powers to Study Growing Influence of Hedge Funds IHT via NY Times / Carter Dougherty

Argentina economy recovers from meltdown AP via Houston Chronicle / Bill Cormier

India Finds Its Economy on the Verge of Overheating NY Times / Keith Bradsher

G-7 Urges Markets to Note Japan `On Track,' Omits Yen Bloomberg / Simon Kennedy and Rainer Buergin

Economy to grow slowly in early 2007: Blue Chip Reuters via Washington Post / Lisa Lambert

MA: Selling of the Bay State: Recruiters will try to lure firms here Boston Herald / Jay Fitzgerald

U.S. Inquiry on Bonds at Big Bank NY Times / Vikas Bajaj

UK: Mr Micawber would be delighted by our trade deficit. Someone else now pays the bills Independent / Jeremy Warner

In a First, Hedge Fund Launches on NYSE AP via Washington Post / Dan Seymour


Never mind the risk, feel the hefty subprime fees $ FT / John Plender

Fed turnover presents challenge for Bernanke USA Today / Sue Kirchhoff

China's bull run too good to be true Marketwatch / Peter Brimelow

Congress is unwilling to address tough taxing issues St. Louis Post Dispatch / David Nicklaus

Homebuilder stocks seem to be defying gravity Baltimore Sun / Jay Hancock

Data expected to support Bernanke's hopeful view Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

Real bubble in housing that's bursting? Subprime loans Philadelphia Inquirer / Jeff Brown

20% down seems like ancient history Washington Post via LA Times / Kenneth R. Harney

Fed chair to say US economy sound, inflation a risk Reuters / Mark Felsenthal

Bracing for Bernanke CNN / Alexandra Twin

Shrink, don't eliminate, the gap in income Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Jack Markowitz

Sales Gain Points to `Moderate' Growth: U.S. Economy Preview Bloomberg / Vince Golle

Will boomers start a meltdown? Washington Post via Newsday / Martha Hamilton

Retailers might be in sights of cash-rich private equity Chicago Sun Times / David Roeder

Public hedge fund firm seeks longevity LA Times / Tom Petruno

Education shouldn't be Congress' joke Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Gregory M. Drahuschak

U.S. gov't to release new dollar coins AP via Houston Chronicle / Will Lester

Michigan's budget crisis means we have to live like we're No. 25 Detroit Free Press / Tom Walsh

Profit fears for HSBC's US credit-card business Guardian – Observer / Heather Connon

Funds to Capture Big Firms' Advance Wall Street Journal / Ian Salisbury

HUD investigators probe kickbacks Boston Herald / Kenneth R. Harney

The Biggest Buyout Ever Could Have Been Bigger NY Times / Andrew Ross Sorkin

Should You Buy When Private Equity Sells? NY Times / Barry Rehfeld

It’s a Great Country, Especially if You’re Rich NY Times / Ben Stein

PA: Area nonprofits spend more on overhead, less on mission Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Dan Fitzpatrick

Trade talks set for bumpy landing Guardian – Observer / Heather Stewart

UK: For richer, for poorer: is wealth gap a myth? Scotsman / Bill Jamieson

UK: It's a fashionable club, but can the MPC keep us out of the rough? Guardian – Observer / William Keegan

Yen May Fall; G-7 Stops Short of Saying Weak Currency Is Threat Bloomberg / Aaron Pan and Min Zeng


FedViews Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco / Mark Spiegel

Fewer, bigger builders expected Dallas Morning News / Steve Brown

Crude Oil - Will it go down to $40 or up to $100 Market Oracle / Hans_Wagner

The return of $30 oil? Globe and Mail / David Ebner

Auto Loan Delinquencies Washington Post / Annys Shin

Oil prices edge higher in Asian trading AP via Dallas Fort Worth Star Telegram / Tanalee Smith

Bush close to trade deal with Congress FT / Eoin Callan

Sharp fall in US budget deficit BBC News

Bernanke heads for Democratic lion's den Marketwatch / Greg Robb

Four named to new posts at Chicago Fed Chicago Tribune / James P. Miller

Hedge-fund virus needs a vaccine Marketwatch / Paul B. Farrell

Dollar higher before Bernanke testimony Marketwatch / Wanfeng Zhou

Gas prices climb for the second week in a row AP via MSNBC

Oil Sheds $2 On Saudi's Remarks Forbes / Parmy Olson

Stocks Fall Again As Volume Eases Investors Business Daily / Vincent Mao

SEC Seeks Public Comment On Implementing Rules Governing National Statistical Rating Organization Mortgage Bankers Association

Antipiracy group makes list of worst-offender nations Marketwatch / John Letzing

Mortgage defaults: Latest woe for housing CNN / Chris Isidore

CBOT to add 30-year swap futures in March Reuters

Don't worry about the yield curve! Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

Treasuries Fall on Rate Concern Before Fed Chairman's Testimony Bloomberg / Daniel Kruger and Elizabeth Stanton

Nasdaq needs a stiff upper lip Marketwatch / David Weidner

Oil tumbles below $58 Reuters via CNN

U.S. Stocks Fall, Led by Exxon on Oil; Real Estate Shares Drop Bloomberg / Michael Patterson

What's In A Name? Forbes / Daniel Lyons

Wal-Mart eyes Russia expansion AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer / Marcus Kabel

Successful Traders Know How to Corral Liquidity / Jonathan Hoenig

White House pledges aggressive push in world trade talks Reuters via Washington Post / Joanne Morrison and Caren Bohan

Fed Heads Cause Dread... Fundamental Trader via Safehaven / Mark McMillan

Will the Subprime Meltdown Trigger a Credit Crunch? Morgan Stanley / Stephen Roach

Spillover Risks Morgan Stanley / Stephen Roach

Monday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Gold edges lower, pressured by falling crude Marketwatch / Myra P. Saefong

Corn, Soybeans May Rise as El Nino Fades, Raising Crop Concern Bloomberg / Jeff Wilson

Merrill Loaded for Bear in Mortgage Market That Humiliated HSBC Bloomberg / Bradley Keoun and Jody Shenn

Bernanke, Democrats May Spar Over Whether Times Are Good or Bad Bloomberg / Scott Lanman

Federal Reserve Events Reuters

Banks That Took Greenspan's Advice Pay the Price Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

Oil slips on Saudi, Qatar comments Reuters via CNN

A Bush View Of The Economy Forbes / Brian Wingfield

Wall Street Mixed, Looks for Direction AP via Cincinnati Enquirer / Joe Bel Bruno

Home Depot Considers Sale of Wholesale Supply Unit Bloomberg / Mark Clothier

China's trade surplus jumps 67% BBC News

Forex - Yen recovers from earlier 2-week lows vs dollar in the wake of G7 AFX via Forbes

Top-Producing Banker Resigns Abruptly at Lehman Brothers NY Times / Andrew Ross Sorkin

The US Economy's Boom and Bust Cycle Brookes News via Safehaven / Gerard Jackson

BoA Gets Criminal Amnesty Bond Buyer / Alison L. McConnell and Lynn Hume

FL: Signs pointing to a slower market Miami Herald / Matthew Haggman, Lisa Arthur and Tim Henderson

FL: Some overseas visitors are over Florida St. Petersburg Times / Steve Huettel

A recent report raises a red flag to US foreign policymakers Taipei Times / Richard Halloran

The Five Big Questions about Health Care Tech Central Station / Arnold Kling

What will jobs of future be? Creativity, self-direction valued Boston Herald / Paul Restuccia

The central bank that matters for now is not the BOE - it's the Bank of Japan Independent / Stephen King

China Posts $15.9 Billion Trade Surplus for January Bloomberg / Nipa Piboontanasawat and Yanping Li

G7 talk up Japanese economy with warning against currency bets Guardian / David Gow

UK: Rate rises will lead to economic slowdown in UK, say forecasters Guardian / Angela Balakrishnan

Yen Falls to Record Low Versus Euro as G-7 Silent on Weakness Bloomberg / Kosuke Goto and Ron Harui

Japanese Investors, Biggest Sellers of Treasuries, Turn Bullish Bloomberg / Wes Goodman and Daniel Kruger

China's Inflation Likely to Hold Close to Almost Two-Year High Bloomberg / Nipa Piboontanasawat



Default would send shockwaves round world FT / Joanna Chung and Richard Beales

Tapping public's appetite for risk Marketwatch / Todd Harrison

Oil prices retreat in Asian trading AP via St. Louis Post Dispatch / Derrick Ho

Oil industry prepared to withstand lower prices Marketwatch / Jasmina Kelemen

Inverted yield curve may no longer be sign of recession USA Today / John Waggoner

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

Fed's Bernanke will hear from worried Democrats Reuters / Mark Felsenthal

Bernanke to express comfort, but warn on hikes MarketWatch / Greg Robb

GM returns to zero-percent financing UPI

Oil prices rise above $1 on global demand forecast AP via Houston Chronicle / Stan Choe

Budget deficit continues to shrink AP via St. Paul Pioneer Press / Martin Crutsinger

House Wage Bill Gets Tax Breaks Washington Post / Lori Montgomery

Eurozone growth hits six-year high of 2.7 per cent in 2006 EU Business

China's Consumer Price Inflation Slowed in January Bloomberg / Nipa Piboontanasawat

The Short View: Credit market shocks $ FT / Tony Tassell

U.S. Stocks Snap 3-Day Slide; Dow Has Biggest Rally This Year Bloomberg / Michael Patterson

Applied Materials Quarterly Profit More Than Doubles Bloomberg / Ian King

Aluminum gets hot. Who'll get bought next CNN

Folding Citi's Umbrella Forbes / Liz Moyer

SF Fed sees U.S. inflation over 2 pct far into '08 Reuters

Ecuador to miss bond payment LA Times / Chris Kraul

U.S. Stocks Advance, Ending 3-Day Slide; Alcoa, GM Shares Rise Bloomberg / Michael Patterson

Tuesday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Recent Selloff in REITs Is Worth a Look / James B. Stewart

Citigroup Says It Will Sell Its Umbrella Logo and Call Itself ‘Citi’ NY Times / Michael J. De La Merced

Nasdaq 5000? Nope, a trading glitch Reuters via CNN

Burdened by healthcare costs, US businesses seek a shift Christian Science Monitor / Mark Trumbull

EU: Rate rise likely as eurozone growth surges FT / Gerrit Wiesmann

Nasdaq Profit More Than Triples on Market Share Gains Bloomberg / Edgar Ortega

Info Maven Morningstar Has Its Own Story to Tell Bloomberg / Chet Currier

2006 trade gap widens to record Reuters / Doug Palmer

Home Depot: Gone Too Commercial? Forbes / Tom Van Riper

Colo. loses foreclosure title Denver Post / Aldo Svaldi

Oil hovers around $58 a barrel AP via Houston Chronicle

T-bill rates hit 6-year high AP via Baltimore Sun

UBS's Fourth-Quarter Net Falls 47%, Beating Estimates Bloomberg / Jacob Greber

London vs. The Big Apple Daily Standard / Irwin Stelzer

Sea Change, the Wealth of the World is Rotating Tedbits via Safehaven / Ty Andros

Another Supplemental Spending Bill for the War in Iraq Lew Rockwell / Ron Paul

German Economy Expanded Faster in 2006 Than Initially Estimated Bloomberg / Simone Meier

Yen and yuan slide still further after G7's refusal to talk tough Independent / Jane Padgham

Cheap Yen Is Vietnam's Woe, New Zealand's, Too Bloomberg / Andy Mukherjee

This Expansion Looks Familiar NY Times / Eduardo Porter and Jeremy W. Peters

U.S. Trade Gap Probably Grew in December on Higher Energy Costs Bloomberg / Courtney Schlisserman

Still closer to the wall of worry Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

FDI trends ‘may be cause for concern’ FT / Krishna Guha

Japan Consumers Are More Pessimistic as Bonuses Drop Bloomberg / Jason Clenfield

Yen Gains; Traders Pare Bets Against Currency Before GDP Report Bloomberg / Ron Harui and Stanley White


SIFMA Comments on the SEC's Proposed Amendments to Rule 105 of Regulation M Bond Market Association

Why the yen borrowing game could end in players taking a tumble $ FT / Peter Garnham and Gillian Tett

Running out of oil may not be the issue at all Houston Chronicle / Kristin Hays

Bernanke doesn't expect interest rate change soon USA Today / Barbara Hagenbaugh

Money in the banks Marketwatch / Jonathan Burton

Which companies may be interested in Chrysler? Detroit Free Press / Justin Hyde

Record-shattering day on Wall Street CNN / Jessica Dickler and Alexandra Twin

Congress Passes $463.5 Billion Spending Measure for Fiscal 2007 Bloomberg / Brian Faler

FL: Palm Beach County foreclosures plunge, good news likely shortlived Palm Beach Post / Linda Rawls

Markets scent Q3 rate cut in Bernanke's remarks Reuters / Ros Krasny

Bernanke: US could cope if China bailed on dollar Reuters

Bernanke-US budget deficit may fall in coming years Reuters

Worst of U.S. housing adjustment is over-Greenspan Reuters

TREASURIES-Prices rally on Bernanke's calming inflation view Reuters / Ellen Freilich

SunTrust economist says housing slump, slowing economic growth to continue South Florida Sun Sentinel / Harriet Johnson Brackey

CA: Housing prices slip to three-year low, but pace picks up San Diego Union Tribune / Roger Showley

NV: LV sets record for visitors Las Vegas Review Journal / Benjamin Spillman

Dollar Requires Valentine Lift from Bernanke CMC Markets via Safehaven / Ashraf Laidi

Record deficit spurs Hill anti-trade view Washington Times / Patrice Hill

The Tax-Gap Chimera National Review / Bruce Bartlett

TREASURIES-Bernanke sees ebbing inflation risk, bonds rally Reuters / Lucia Mutikani

Oil May Drop to $30 as Investors Flee, Bernstein Says Bloomberg / Nicholas Larkin

Chrysler Seems To Be On The Block Forbes / Parmy Olson

Dow at new record CNN / Alexandra Twin

Bernanke Says Inflation Slowing; Not Ready to Relax Bloomberg / Scott Lanman

Fed chairman is optimistic about economy AP via Houston Chronicle / Jeannine Aversa

Bernanke sees soft landing for economy FT / Krishna Guha and Richard Beales

Fed cuts US GDP forecast for 2007 AFX via Forbes

Retail sales flat but Fed positive on growth Reuters / David Lawder and Dean Patterson

Dark side of the housing boom: Shoddy work Money via CNN / Sarah Max

Yen not being manipulated - Fed's Bernanke Reuters

Dollar Extends Losses Versus Euro After Bernanke's Testimony Bloomberg / Min Zeng

Semiannual Monetary Policy Report to the Congress Federal Reserve Board / Ben S. Bernanke

Bernanke: Economy healthy, but... Reuters via CNN

Bernanke Says Inflation Slowing; Not Ready to Relax Bloomberg / Scott Lanman

Techs lead early advance CNN

Wednesday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Deere reports stronger earnings Chicago Tribune / James P. Miller

Sarbanes-Oxley Backfires in Unregistered Bond Sales Bloomberg / Mark Pittman

Income gap is increasing danger to U.S. economy Chicago Tribune / Bill Barnhart

Retail sales strong despite miss CNN / Parija B. Kavilanz

Mortgage Applications Increase in Latest MBA Survey Mortgage Bankers Association

Bank of America Tattles on Municipal Bond Dealers Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

Corporate Bonds Will Weather Subprime Mortgage Woes, HSBC Says Bloomberg / Caroline Salas

Treasury prices lower ahead of Fed talk AP via Houston Chronicle

Bernanke Hearings to Focus on Labor; Democrats Press Inequality Bloomberg / Craig Torres

U.S. Retail Sales Unchanged as Auto Demand Stalls Bloomberg / Joe Richter

Demise of the middle class greatly exaggerated Philadelphia Inquirer / Andrew Cassel

What's up with the slow growth in workers' pay? USA Today / Barbara Hagenbaugh

Mortgage applications rise in latest week Reuters via CNN

Coca-Cola 4Q Earnings Decline 22 Percent AP via Forbes / Harry W. Weber

Office Depot's fourth-quarter profit rises 27 percent AP via South Florida Sun Sentinel

E-Trade Sees January Rise in Trading AP via Forbes

Floored: 43 more BofA specialists cut NY Post / Roddy Boyd

Metal Merger Mania Forbes / Paul Maidment

It's time to rein in spending on subsidies Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Jack Markowitz

UK: Bank hints at further rate rise BBC News

Odds Are, They’ll Know ’08 Winner NY Times / David Leonhardt

BoE Inflation Report to show UK interest rates heading higher AFX via Forbes


FL: New foreclosures in St. Lucie quadruple over year ago Palm Beach Post / Linda Rawls

Living in the anxiety economy CNN / Christian Zappone

Democrats push economic policy to better serve poor, middle class Knight Ridder / Kevin G. Hall

Dow Jones hits new record close BBC News

Dow ends up 23, Nasdaq finishes up 9 AP via Beaufort Gazette / Madlen Read

U. S. Saving Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis / William Poole

Fed's Poole - No reason at moment to change rates Reuters

Bernanke & Goldilocks National Review / Larry Kudlow

Bernanke Says Fed Unlikely to Alter Rates Washington Post / Nell Henderson and Tomoeh Murakami Tse

Home prices ready to rebound, Realtors say, after a nasty Q4 USA Today / Christine Dugas

Foreign central banks buy US debt in latest wk-Fed Reuters

Southeast Bucks a Trend Bond Buyer / Shelly Sigo and Tedra DeSue

Bankrupt companies' stock often ends up worthless Marketwatch / Laura Mandaro

U.S. industry struggles, jobless lines lengthen Reuters via Washington Post / Pedro Nicolaci da Costa

U.S. Stocks Advance; Crude Oil Surges; Treasuries Increase Bloomberg / Daniel Kruger

Selling our Cows to Buy Milk Euro Pacific via Safehaven / Peter Schiff

The Cult of the Bear Clif Droke Market Analysis via Safehaven / Clif Droke

Business Outlook Survey Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Bernanke's testimony highlights Reuters via CNN

Congress heaps praise on Bernanke FT / Krishna Guha

CO: Foreclosures rip neighborhoods Rocky Mountain News / John Rebchook

CA: Home sales continue slide in January Sacramento Bee / Jim Wasserman

California demands its say The Economist

Oil prices finish little changed AP via Houston Chronicle / Lauren Villagran

Citi investors question support for Prince $ FT / David Wighton and Francesco Guerrera

Bank of England Says One More Rate Hike Will Be Necessary Northern Trust via Safehaven / Victoria Marklew

Can the old Mexico play its part in forging the new? The Economist

Bernanke, Sparring With Frank, Says Fed May Lift Rate Bloomberg / Vivien Lou Chen and Craig Torres

Fed Chairman Challenged on Inflation AP via Baltimore Examiner / Jeannine Aversa

Industrial Production and Capacity Utilization pdf Federal Reserve Board

Bernanke Pitches Slower Inflation, No Harm to Jobs Bloomberg / Craig Torres and Vivien Lou Chen

Agencies Seek Public Comment on Proposed Supervisory Guidance for Basel II FDIC

Housing Sales Fall in 40 States in 4Q AP via LA Times / Martin Crutsinger

Home builders' confidence returns Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

Record home price slump CNN / Chris Isidore

Bear Stearns Told to Repay Hedge Fund $125.1 Million Bloomberg / Otis Bilodeau and Thom Weidlich

Competition From Cable Continues to Haunt Vonage / Will Swarts

Coca-Cola raises quarterly dividend 10% Marketwatch / Ana Campoy

Time to go with the flow? Marketwatch / Peter Brimelow

Frank asks Bernanke why easing rates is off table Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

Sunshine and light, mostly The Economist

Fed's Bernanke repeats inflation, growth outlook Reuters

Bernanke frowns on tax cuts Washington Times / Patrice Hill

Junk Refunding Rate Slowing Down / Stephen Taub

Treasuries Advance on Jobless Rise, Industrial Production Drop Bloomberg / Daniel Kruger and Annie Pinkert

Gold sales hit record $65.3bn FT / Chris Flood

Oil Falls on Forecasts for Warmer Weather, Refinery Repairs Bloomberg / Mark Shenk

Dollar Falls to Lowest in a Month as Investment Purchases Slow Bloomberg / Min Zeng and Bo Nielsen

Thursday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

IL: Realtors confirm sales nose dive Chicago Tribune / Mary Umberger

TradeStation founders resign, will sell stock Bloomberg via Miami Herald / Edgar Ortega

Bernanke Says Nothing New, the Markets Love It Bloomberg / John M. Berry

Bernanke Weighs in on Inflation, Demurs on Nukes Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

February 2007 : Empire State Manufacturing Survey pdf Federal Reserve Bank of New York

New York State Manufacturing Accelerated in February Bloomberg / Courtney Schlisserman

Fed unlikely to raise rates anytime soon LA Times via Seattle Times / Molly Hennessy-Fiske

U.S. jobless claims up after winter storms Reuters / Joanne Morrison

Overhauling Chrysler Forbes / Jerry Flint

Trade Like Goldman Sachs Forbes / James Altucher

Gold edges up as dollar flounders Marketwatch / Polya Lesova

NY: Housing market watchers see encouraging signs that the so-called bubble never burst Newsday / Richard J. Dalton Jr.

FL: Sky-high property taxes having dramatic impact on middle class in Palm Beach County South Florida Sun Sentinel / Paul Owers

CA: Home prices remain steady LA Times / Annette Haddad

IRS tactics inappropriate, taxpayer advocate says Gannett News via Tennessean / Brian Tumulty

GM, Chrysler in Talks on Design Alliance, People Say Bloomberg / Jeff Green and Jeff Bennett

Fed Chief Suggests Rates Will Hold Steady NY Times / Jeremy W. Peters

Bernanke's US growth forecasts push shares to record London Times / Gary Duncan

Japan's Economy Grows 4.8%, Fastest in Almost 3 Years Bloomberg / Lily Nonomiya

UK: Bank of England warns of rate rise Telegraph / Rosie Murray-West and Edmund Conway

Yen Rises to One-Month High as Growth Boosts Case for Rate Rise Bloomberg / Ron Harui and Stanley White