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The Banker's Candidate Washington Post / Jeffrey H. Birnbaum and Carrie Johnson

House Clears Way for Wage Hike Talks Washington Post / Jim Kuhnhenn

A phony argument on income taxes Christian Science Monitor / David R. Francis

The Dangerfield Economy National Review / Victor A. Canto

Traders face hazy future in digital NYSE AP via Houston Chronicle / Joe Bel Bruno

DirecTV or DISH? Take your pick Marketwatch / Jeffry Bartash

Dow Average Has Biggest Weekly Gain in Three Months Bloomberg / Daniel Kruger

U.S. stocks gain for the week; Dow sets new record Marketwatch / Nick Godt

Kicking the habit cutting the tax take AP via Allentown Morning Call / Martiga Lohn

CA: Survey sees hiring frenzy on horizon Contra Costa Times / George Avalos

MO: Asking Dr. Z some tough questions St. Louis Post Dispatch / Jack Nicklaus

Best Cities For Jobs Forbes / Hannah Clark

U.S. Home Market Stays Frigid Forbes / Matthew Kirdahy

The most expensive suburbs by city Business Week via MSNBC / Maya Roney

Subprime Mortgage Derivatives Tumble for a Fourth Straight Week Bloomberg / Jody Shenn

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

Much too early to let down inflation guard: Moskow Marketwatch / Greg Robb

Bernanke, Praised by Democrats, Concedes Wage Gap Bloomberg / Scott Lanman

Lenders see spike in subprime defaults Washington Times / Patrice Hill

DaimlerChrysler, GM Shares Rise on Report of Talks Bloomberg / Bill Koenig and Jeff Green

Head of Motorola mobile phone unit resigns Chicago Tribune / Mike Hughlett

Home Depot to 'lower bar' on profit forecast: analyst Marketwatch / Jennifer Waters

Friday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Stock market's thorn in Valentine roses Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

Gold closes higher, as crude oil recovers Marketwatch / Polya Lesova

Oil Rises Above $59 as U.S. Warns of Expanded Nigerian Attacks Bloomberg / Mark Shenk

Eurozone growth forecast raised BBC News

U.S. Feb. UMich consumer sentiment 93.3 vs 96.9 in Jan Marketwatch / Greg Robb

U.S. Michigan Consumer Confidence Fell in February Bloomberg / Bob Willis

The Global Capex Debate Morgan Stanley / Stephen Roach

TIC Tock Morgan Stanley / Stephen Roach

Treasuries Head for Biggest Weekly Gain in 2 Months on Housing Bloomberg / Daniel Kruger and Annie Pinkert

Treasurys rise on sharp drop in housing starts Marketwatch / Leslie Wines

Dougan Leads Derivative Traders to First Top Bank Job Bloomberg / Sebastian Boyd and Hamish Risk

AXJ: Who’s Afraid of Large Capital Inflows Morgan Stanley / Richard Jen

Dollar falls vs. yen as housing starts plunge Marketwatch / Wanfeng Zhou

Gold edges lower ahead of U.S., Chinese holidays Marketwatch / Polya Lesova

Actively seeking small-cap managers Marketwatch / Murray Coleman

Big Three's cuts just first step AP via Tennessean / Tom Krisher

Treasuries Rise as Housing Starts Drop to Lowest Since 1997 Bloomberg / Annie Pinkert and Daniel Kruger

Port Authority Should Sell Freedom Tower Site Now Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

Bernanke Rebuffs Frank on Rate Cut Washington Post / Nell Henderson

U.S. Housing Starts Plunge to Lowest Level Since 1997 Bloomberg / Joe Richter

Remodeling is a bit sluggish Dallas Morning News / Steve Brown

Prices of homes not always linked to that of stocks Chicago Tribune / Bill Barnhart

Producer prices fell 0.6 percent in January Reuters

Eager Chinese grab bull market by the horns LA Times / Don Lee

The Wimp's Guide to Buying Low and Selling High Bloomberg / Chet Currier

Goodyear posts 4th-qtr. loss of $358M AP via Houston Chronicle

Chrysler for sale? It's a hot topic Detroit Free Press / Tim Higgins

Backlash grows against free trade Christian Science Monitor / Mark Trumbull

Aluminum May Fall This Year on Rising Production From China Bloomberg / Xiaowei Li

Yen Heads for Weekly Gain on Speculation Japan's Rates to Rise Bloomberg / Stanley White

Japan Expected to Hold Rates Steady Despite Strong Growth NY Times / Martin Fackler

Japan's Demand for Services Falls for Second Month Bloomberg / Jason Clenfield


SEC once a watchdog, now just a lap dog Houston Chronicle / Loren Steffy

Monetary Policy and the State of the Economy Lew Rockwell / Ron Paul

Qwest housecleaning leads to improved ratings Rocky Mountain News / David Milstead

CA: 007 homes market looks a lot like '96 LA Daily News / Gregory J. Wilcox

Bonds are Forecasting a 2007 Recession Technical Market Indicator via Safehaven / Robert McHugh

Treasuries Rise Most Since December on Signs Economy Is Slowing Bloomberg / Daniel Kruger

European Bonds Gain in Week on View Yields Mirror Rates Outlook Bloomberg / Aaron Pan and Chris Young

CBOE seat sells for $1.95 million, setting record Marketwatch / Leslie Wines

Will GM buy Chrysler? No one's telling Detroit Free Press / Justin Hyde

The good and bad of Sarbanes-Oxley San Antonio Express Courier / Aïssatou Sidimé

SC: Country homes come to town The State / Ben Werner

NC: Raleigh works way atop Forbes job list Raleigh News and Observer / Alan M. Wolf

Mississippi official seeks to force policy writing Marketwatch / Leslie Wines

Cash-hungry states eye business tax AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer / Andrew Welsh - Huggins

Yen Posts Weekly Gain on Speculation BOJ to Lift Interest Rates Bloomberg / Bo Nielsen

Keeping the bull running CNN / Alexandra Twin

Mostly Good Reports on the Economy, but See Footnotes NY Times / Mark A. Stein

Homes for export; assembly required LA Times / Evelyn Iritani

Mexico's economy loses steam LA Times / Marla Dickerson

CA: 20% job growth predicted through 2015, study says San Diego Union Tribune / Dean Calbreath

Rural poor to benefit from min. wage boost AP via Long Beach Press Telegram / Bruce Smith

Bush says tax reform could make health care more affordable Marketwatch / Leslie Wines

Subprime Market's Sinking Fortunes Washington Post / Kenneth R. Harney




India: Yen’s strength to guide rupee’s movements Daily News and Analysis / Gaurav Kapur

Investment Quality Trends' editor still bullish on stocks Marketwatch / Peter Brimelow

Whither China in the year of the pig? Marketwatch /  Craig Stephen

NJ: Revenue Drop Vexes Atlantic City Casinos AP via Newsday / Wayne Parry

CA: Hard questions circle housing Orange County Register / Jonathan Lansner

NC: Exotic mortgages put homes in jeopardy Raleigh News and Observer / Dudley Price

Inflation not rising, but it's not falling, either Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

Semantics save the Fed chief Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Gregory M. Drahuschak

Bernanke fills Greenspan’s large shoes London Times / Irwin Stelzer

Upbeat words, mellow mood LA Times / Tom Petruno

U.S. Consumer Prices Probably Rose at Slower Pace in January Bloomberg / Joe Richter

Remember the great fear of offshoring? Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Andrew Cassel

`Americans save too much' theory hotly debated Baltimore Sun via Chicago Tribune / Eileen ambrose

Shoveling Chrysler onto its plate would just give GM upset tummy Chicago Sun Times / David Roeder

Are you ready for a ... Bear market? Marketwatch via Oregon Mail Tribune / Jonathan Burton

Day trading rising with bull market La Times via Chicago Tribune / Walter Hamiliton

The downside to newfangled, narrow ETFs Philadelphia Inquirer / Jeff Brown

Refco collapse casts shadow on `point man' Chicago Tribune / Greg Burns

EU: The good times in Europe look set to carry on Scotsman / Nigel Bolton

We don't like it - it's far too quiet. But that doesn't mean there'll be a market massacre Independent / Hamish McRae

Buybacks' Mixed Signals Wall Street Journal / Megan Barnett

'Short Sales' Rise As Housing Market Cools Wall Street Journal / Ruth Simon

For Yale’s Money Man, a Higher Calling NY Times / Geraldine Fabrikant

Putnam’s new ownership doesn’t make it a buy Marketwatch via Boston Herald / Chuck Jaffe

Inflation not rising, but it's not falling, either Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

Listening for Clues on Spending NY Times / Conrad De Aenlle

This Week Wall Street Journal

Investing in Foreclosures? Be Careful. Wall Street Journal / Amy Hoak

UK: Falling fuel prices will curb inflation Guardian – Observer / Heather Stewart

Japan set to be land of the slowly rising interest rate Guardian – Observer / Heather Stewart

Financial Advice From ‘That Henry Blodget NY Times / Harry Hurt III



Fed chief warned on inflation target FT / Krishna Guha

What's holding gold back? Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

Housing is 'wild card' for Fed Inman News via House Media Network / Lou Barnes

Reverse mortgages have gotten even better Chicago Sun Times / Terry Savage

Treasury Bill Auctions Set for This Week NY Times

Chrysler auction reportedly imminent Marketwatch / Simon Kennedy

Russia cuts 2007 economic growth forecast to 6.05 pct vs 6.2 pct AFX via Forbes

Oil prices fall on warmer weather BBC News

FL: Foreign tourists spending again Orlando Sentinel / Christopher Boyd, Mark Chediak and Beth Kassab

Monday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

This year is for value Dallas Morning News / Scott Burns

Wall Street's next scandal Fortune via CNN / Shawn Tully

Investors eye a world of risk Dallas Morning News

Crude Oil Drops on Speculation U.S. Fuel Supplies Are Adequate Bloomberg / Eduard Gismatullin

Dollar in tight range; Japan's rate decision in focus Marketwatch / Simon Kennedy

Florida citrus industry sees little cold damage Reuters

U.K. House Prices Rose in February, Rightmove Says Bloomberg / Jennifer Ryan

Wind that powers your home Business 2.0 via CNN / Jennifer Alsever

Freddie Mac Says Demand for Agency Bonds in Asia Is `Strong' Bloomberg / Keiko Ujikane

Globalisation has left central banks facing a world of growing economic uncertainties Independent / Stephen King

Central Banks Face Rising Pressure From Politicians Bloomberg / Simon Kennedy and Matthew Benjamin

BOJ Rate Decision Too Close to Call, Economists Say Bloomberg / Mayumi Otsuma

UK: Bank profits go through roof despite bad debts Guardian / Jill Treanor

Yen Trades Near 6-Week High as Japan's Interest Rates May Rise Bloomberg / Kosuke Goto and Stanley White


ETFs Giving Mutual Funds a Run for their Money Hahn Investments via Safehaven / Tyler Mordy

Gold prices tumble nearly 2 percent Reuters via CNN

Is the Emerging Markets Craze Over? US News / Paul J. Lim

January economic growth below average pdf Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

The Boston Fed Study of Consumer Behavior and Payment Choice Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

How to negotiate higher deposit yields Marketwatch / Gail Liberman and Alan Lavine

State Tax Revenues Daily Reckoning / Mike "Mish" Shedlock

Hewlett-Packard 1Q Profit Up 26 Percent AP via Chicago Tribune / Jordan Robertson

FDIC Annual Report FDIC

The Bernanke Bandwagon Daily Standard / Irwin Stelzer

Fed's Bies- most of mortgage market problem-free Reuters

Federal Reserve Events Reuters

US Treasury AAA debt ratings affirmed by Fitch Reuters

MBIA's Budnick To Resign Bond Buyer / Matthew Hanson

Tuesday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

How an 8-year-old crafted a simple, winning, 'lazy' portfolio Marketwatch / Paul B. Farrell

Risks Still Cloud U.S. Economic Outlook Forbes / Oxford Analytica

Fed's Inflation Analysis Ranks With Zimbabwe's Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

U.S. Treasurys down slightly Reuters / Nick Godt

Treasuries Lose `Masters of Universe' as Volatility Dwindles Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton

Wal-Mart Profit Increases 9.8% on Holiday Discounts Bloomberg / Lauren Coleman-Lochner

Getting A Fix On The VIX Forbes / Jeff Kohler

Home Depot 4th-quarter profit drops 28%, despite 4% gain in sales AP via USA Today / Harry R. Weber

Many Are Eager to See Data on Chrysler NY Times / Mark Landler and Micheline Maynard

NY: Chrysler plan worries dealers Newsday / Tom Incantalupo

Corn Farms Replace New York Lofts as Hottest Property Bloomberg / Jeff Wilson

`Tax Gap' Levies Big Burden on Honest Americans Bloomberg / Kevin Hassett

Gold falls as dollar gains strength vs. major rivals Marketwatch / Polya Lesova

Oil sinks to $58 a barrel Reuters via CNN

Yen Drops as BOJ Faces Political Pressure to Hold Down Rates Bloomberg / Min Zeng and Aaron Pan

E-Trade to Unveil Global Trading Platform AP via Newsday / Joe Bel Bruno

EU: Turn back, huddled masses The Economist


Global bond defaults hit 25-year low - Moody's Reuters

TREASURIES-Futures slip in Asia after CPI Reuters

Federal Reserve's Yellen is sleeping better Marketwatch / Alistair Barr & Laura Mandaro

The U.S. Economy in 2007 Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco / Janet L. Yellen

Chicago Fed Letter Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Volatile Oil and Natural Gas Prices Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Oil prices hover around $60 a barrel AP via Beaufort Gazette / Derrick Ho

Small Caps and Techs Rise Again Investors Business Daily / Vincent Mao

FL: NASD Fines Raymond James Financial Services $2.75-million St. Petersburg Times

Inside Morgan Stanley's model ETF portfolios Marketwatch / John Spence

Home-purchase loans at four-month low Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

Home buying: Buy now? Or wait for a price drop? Money via CNN / Asa Fitch

High-profile layoffs don't spell doom Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

AT&T-Microsoft In Patent War Forbes / Brian Wingfield

Is Google falling apart? Fortune via CNN

McDonald's CEO get $8.8 million bonus Chicago Tribune / Robert Manor

Mexican corn farmers reap big profits AP via Miami Herald / Julie Watson

Treasurys drop after above-forecast CPI report Marketwatch / Leslie Wines

Fed Rejected Ending Tightening Bias, Citing Inflation Bloomberg / Craig Torres

Fed Officials: Inflation Still a Threat AP via Forbes / Martin Crutsinger

Minutes of the Federal Open Market Committee Federal Reserve Board

Financial Stability: Preventing and Managing Crises Federal Reserve Board / Donald L. Kohn

Fed's Poole Says Inflation Is Likely to `Tilt Down' This Year Bloomberg / Steve Matthews and Kathleen Hays

A Successor At Schwab Forbes / Liz Moyer

Oil Rises Above $60 on Concern Refinery Curbs May Trim Supply Bloomberg / Mark Shenk

Inside GM's plans for Chrysler Business Week via MSNBC / David Welch

CPI running hotter than the Fed wants Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

Federal Reserve Events Reuters

President Moskow: You Funded It, Now Use It Northern Trust via Safehaven / Paul Kasriel

Oil prices slip in light trading AP via Houston Chronicle / J.W/ Elphinstone

Wednesday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

TREASURIES-Prices fall as January CPI cools rate cut hopes Reuters / Ellen Freilich

Pay up or it dries up National Review / Thomas Sowell

US inflation rising faster than expected FT / Eoin Callan

Bond Issuers Should Take Swaps-Derivatives Time Out Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

U.S. Stocks Retreat as Consumer Prices Rise More Than Forecast Bloomberg / Nick Baker

Dow, Nasdaq Slide on Inflation Jitters AP via Newsday

Dollar Approaches 4-Year High Versus Yen on Inflation Data Bloomberg / Min Zeng and Ye Xie

January consumer prices up more than expected Reuters / Mark Felsenthal

Housing `Hangover' Kills Jobs as Spending Wanes; More Cuts Loom Bloomberg / Kathleen M. Howley

Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Survey Mortgage Bankers Association

Home loan demand is lowest this year, despite drop in mortgage rates Reuters via USA Today / Julie Haviv

US deficit is shrinking, for now Christian Science Monitor / Mark Trumbull

And in the 7th year, the market rested ... Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

Fannie Cancels Executive Bonuses Washington Post / David S. Hilzenrath

BOJ cites stronger economy; lifts benchmark rate to 0.5% Marketwatch / Chris Oliver

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

Warm weather hopes hit oil prices BBC News

Australia More Likely to Raise Rates, Stevens Says Bloomberg / Hans van Leeuwen

Yen Gains; NHK Says Bank of Japan's Fukui Proposed Raising Rate Bloomberg / Kosuke Goto



Gold $1,000 is on the way Marketwatch / Kevin Kerr

Carry on speculating The Economist

Investing for kicks The Economist

Bets on Fed’s rates rulings gather pace FT / Michael Mackenzie

A hiker's guide to Japan The Economist

EU: Two speeds, too scary The Economist

Changing facets The Economist

Homebuyers ditching the down payment Sacramento Bee / Jim Wasserman

Hedge Funds Dodge Tough New Rules, But Caution Urged Investors Business Daily / Ben Steverman

Buffett Bets On Housing (Again) Forbes / James Altucher

Junk defaults fall to 26-year low FT / David Oakley

Not a bad time to mortgage your future NY Post / John Crudele

Slowing Economy Isn't Cooling Prices Washington Post / Nell Henderson

Forex - US dollar firmer but in narrow ranges in Sydney afternoon trade AFX via Forbes

TREASURIES-Dip in Asia, Fed speakers awaited Reuters

Foreign central banks buy debt in latest week –Fed Reuters

New hedge-fund rules not needed, regulators say Marketwatch / Robert Schroeder & Alistair Barr

Nasdaq Goes Four For Four; Chips Stack Higher Investors Business Daily / Vincent Mao

Dow down 52, Nasdaq up 7 on Iran worries AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer / Joe Bel Bruno

The uneven impact of outsourcing Business Week via MSNBC / Peter Elstrom

CO: Computer jobs likely to go overseas Rocky Mountain News / James Paton

KS: Wichita real estate market is in good shape Wichita Eagle / Bill Wilson

A New Era Pimco / Mark Kiesel

The Texas Economy: Almost a Boom Federal Reserve Bank of Texas / Fiona Sigalla

Gold looks at $700, but ends slightly lower Reuters via CNN

Non-OPEC nations gain power on energy front LA Times / Elizabeth Douglass

TREASURIES-Bonds still down after 5Y notes auction Reuters

KC Fed manufacturing index 18 in Feb vs 5 in Jan Reuters

Survey of Tenth District Manufacturers Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

Benefits rise to 44% of payroll costs Kansas City Star / Diane Stafford

The dark side of the buyout boom CNN / Grace Wong

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

Treasury Says Market Discipline Best Protection for Hedge Funds Bloomberg / Erik Schatzker

Pain-Caucus Reprise National Review / Peter Ferrara

FDIC Quarterly Banking Profile FDIC

Goldman Sets Record Bounty NY Post / Paul Tharp

IAEA report on Iran offsets upbeat news for techs from Apple, chip-sector Marketwatch / Nick Godt

Thursday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

OfficeMax swings to a profit AP via Chicago Tribune

HSBC U.S. Head Mehta Resigns After Loan Losses Jump Bloomberg / Jon Menon and Ben Livesey

U.S. mortgage rates slide Marketwatch / Amy Hoak

Subprime Titanic Hits Iceberg: Wall Street Abandons Ship Benson's Economic & Market Trends  via Safehaven / Richard Benson

Subprime U.S. mortgage default rate up UPI

NV: Observer recounts bumpy housing year Las Vegas Review Journal / Hubble Smith

U.S. newspaper help-wanted ads down in January Reuters

Gold falls after powerful rally, as dollar gains Marketwatch / Polya Lesova

Oil Prices Rise on Inventory Report AP via Baltimore Examiner / Madlen Read

Grains, Soybeans Rise AP via Palm Beach Post

Toll First-Quarter Profit Falls 67% on Land Writedown Bloomberg / Peter Woodifield and Brian Louis

Profit gain is weak, but it's not all bleak LA Times / Tom Petruno

Easy Money -- Sell When Options Get Super-Sized Bloomberg / Graef Crystal

Safeway's Earnings Increase 77% on Remodeled Stores Bloomberg / Josh Fineman

Whole Foods to swallow Wild Oats LA Times / Martin Zimmerman and Ronald D. White

J.C. Penney Net Falls 13% on Year-Earlier Tax Benefit Bloomberg / Lauren Coleman-Lochner

Cisco, Apple Settle 'IPhone' Dispute AP via Forbes / Jordan Robertson

Hedge-Fund Critics Suggest Sending in the Clones Bloomberg / Mark Gilbert

Morningstar earnings climb Chicago Tribune / James P. Miller

Toronto-Dominion Profit Rises on Asset Management Bloomberg / Sean B. Pasternak

U.S. Current-Account Deficit Deserves Some Noise Bloomberg / John M. Berry

Jobless claims sink 27,000 in latest week Reuters via CNN

Goldman's pot is even sweeter Marketwatch / David Weidner

Along US-Mexico border, not enough hands for the harvest Christian Science Monitor / Faye Bowers

Bear Stearns Under Fire Bond Buyer / Matthew Hanson and Matthew Posner

California LAO: Cut Back Debt Service Bond Buyer / Jackie Cohen

BOJ to Raise Rates Gradually, as Much as Possible Bloomberg / Lily Nonomiya and Mayumi Otsuma

UK: Manufacturing orders highest in 12 years - and better yet expected Scotsman / Nick Bevens

Bank of Japan Raises Short-Term Interest Rates NY Times / Martin Fackler

Japan Posts Unexpected Trade Surplus as Exports Grow Bloomberg / Lily Nonomiya

Yen to Drop as Higher Rate Won't Halt Carry Trade, Nomura Says Bloomberg / Kosuke Goto


FDIC-insured institutions earned record profits in 2006 Tacoma News Tribune / C. R Roberts

Investor borrowing hits record levels AP via Beaufort Gazette / Joe Bel Bruno

Homeownership Rate and Sub-Prime Mortgages - A Positive Correlation? Northern Trust via Safehaven / Paul Kasriel

An Internet icon looks to recapture its old glory Marketwatch / Ben Charny

Stocks Look Cheap Historically, But They May Get Cheaper / Donald Luskin

Feb. May Be Tough on Detroit Automakers AP via Newsday / Tom Krisher

Dow drops 39, Nasdaq sheds 10; Oil rises AP via Beaufort Gazette / Tim Paradis

What goes up ... Marketwatch / Peter Brimelow and Edwin S. Rubenstein

Gauging Inflation: The Adjustable Fed-metrics FX Money Matters via Safehaven / Jes Black

CA: State hiring boosting region, S.F. Fed Bank president says Sacramento Bee / Dale Kasler

Big Labor’s Desperate Power Grab National Review / Phil Kerpen

Bay Area gas prices may pass $3 a gallon soon Contra Costa Times / Janis Mara

Treasuries Rise as Investors Seek Haven From Subprime Mortgages Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton and Annie Pinkert

Subprime Mortgage Risk Rises for a Fifth Week, Derivatives Show Bloomberg / Shannon D. Harrington and Jody Shenn

Fed's Fisher wants inflation below 2 pct Reuters via Washington Post / Alister Bull

Fannie Mae to close its foundation AP via Seattle Times / Marcy Gordon

Three strikes, Dow's out CNN / Jessica Dickler and Alexandra Twin

U.S. Stocks Fall, Sending Dow to Worst Weekly Drop Since August Bloomberg / Nick Baker

Oil Is Little Changed After Rising on Fuel Supply, Iran Threat Bloomberg / Eduard Gismatullin

Gold hits 7-month high Reuters via CNN

Home Prices: Still More Rust than Bust Morgan Stanley / Richard Berner

Low Investment Is the Main Source of Global Liquidity Morgan Stanley / Stephen Jen

U.S. Stocks Decline for a 3rd Day; BEA Systems, Intuit Retreat Bloomberg Nick Baker

Friday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Clear Channel 4Q Profit Drops 54 Percent Newsday

Microsoft preventing some from upgrading to Vista AP via Lansing state Journal / Brian Bergstein

The Bankruptcy Development That Has Wall St. Worried NY Times / Jenny Anderson

Gas Prices to Explode NY Post / Paul Tharp

Stock Exchanges in a Rush to Forge Links With One Another IHT via NY Times / Heather Timmons

Mortgaged-Out NY Post / Roddy Boyd

USD/JPY, EUR/USD, EUR/JPY and EUR/CHF Morgan Stanley / Stephen Jen

The Cranes of Dubai Morgan Stanley / Stephen Roach

Federal Reserve Events Reuters

TREASURIES-Prices climb after German survey lifts bunds Reuters

Not Everyone Believes Bond Swaps Equal Free Money Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

The View From Pluto -- U.S. Inflation Tops 10% Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

Panel: Hedge-fund controls sufficient Chicago Tribune / William Neikirk

UBS Passes Goldman, Morgan Stanley in New Hedge Fund Business Bloomberg / Elisa Martinuzzi

Oil Prices Rise Above $61 a Barrel AP via Forbes / George Jahn

Gold's ups and downs discourage purchases Chicago Tribune

CA: Sales of vacation homes sink 37% in '06 LA Times / Annette Haddad

Major builder says 2007 will see 'too many soft markets' for housing to recover Bloomberg via South Florida Sun Sentinel / Peter Woodifield and Brian Louis

Higher Stock Prices May Depend on Rising Oil Bloomberg / Michael R. Sesit

Lowe's Earnings Fall Less Than Analysts Anticipated Bloomberg / Mark Clothier

KB Home Is Focus of U.S. Probe of Options, People Say Bloomberg / Karen Gullo and Edvard Pettersson

Sometimes the rich are a little different Fortune via CNN

Lehman Swap Burns New Jersey Residents With $201 Million Loss Bloomberg / Michael Quint

An underwhelming vote of confidence Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

Europeans' chill deepens on US policy Christian Science Monitor / Robert Marquand

Where Bush would steer energy R&D Christian Science Monitor / Mark Clayton

Current Hedge Fund Rules Work, Regulators Say NY Times / Stephen Labaton

Yen Has Worst Week Since July 2004 Versus Euro, Hits Record Low Bloomberg / Kosuke Goto and Min Zeng


Who will fund aging boomers' care? Dallas Morning News / Bob Moos

Colorado economy good but vulnerable Denver Post / Aldo Svaldi

Weighing restraints on loans LA Times / Jonathan Peterson

Social Security Number As Mortgage Prerequisite Washington Post / Kenneth H. Harney

Battle of the light bulbs LA Times / Marc Lifsher and Adrian G. Uribarri

Yen Declines the Most Since 2005 Versus Euro on BOJ Outlook Bloomberg / Ye Xie and Min Zeng

The 51.9% Recession Thoughts From The frontline via Safehaven / John Mauldin

Treasuries Rise 4th Straight Week as Investors Flee Subprimes Bloomberg / Annie Pinkert

Il: Office vacancy report a study in contrasts Chicago Tribune / Susan Diesenhouse

Tax Haul Helps Cut Deficit NY Post / Paul Tharp

Stocks seen under pressure as oil prices rise Marketwatch / Carla Mozee

MA: Galvin: no more hedging! Calls fund action ‘whitewash’ Boston Herald / Jay Fitzgerald

Bubble, Bubble, Toil and Trouble Dollar Daze via Safehaven / Mike Hewitt

Mexican trucks get increased U.S. access Washington Times / Sean Lengell

Taiwan: Economist warns over yuan hoarding CAN via Taipei Times



Looking forward The Economist

Forecasters look for growth to slow AP via Houston Chronicle / Martin Crutsinger

Oil Prices Rise Above $61 a Barrel AP via LA Times / Gillian Wong

U.S. gasoline prices jump nearly 13 cents AP via Houston Chronicle

Emerging markets still good long-term play Marketwatch / Murray Coleman

Fed stance puzzles economists FT

Consumer-related data might move stocks AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer / Madlen Read

Netflix Delivers 1 Billionth DVD AP via Tallahassee Democrat / Michael Liedtke

When Unequals Try to Merge as Equals NY Times / Andrew Ross Sorkin

Crittenden steps into a difficult job Reuters / Dan Wilchins

India: Government budget due; hopes for tax cuts Marketwatch / V. Phani Kumar

Inventories Limit Fourth-Quarter Growth: U.S. Economy Preview Bloomberg / Vince Golle

Better ways to crunch retirement numbers Philadelphia Inquirer / Jeff Brown

Behavioral economics may be worth looking into Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Gregory M. Drahuschak

CA: House buyers look outside area: Las Vegas, Sacramento, Phoenix tops for investors, retirees Contra Costa Times / Sue McAllister

US Housing Meltdown Dollar Daze via Safehaven / Mike Hewitt

Investors could come to regret reliance on bonds LA Times via Chicago Tribune / Tom Petruno

Bulls set for a challenge CNN / Alexandra Twin

Third Year’s Charm NY Post / Mark B. Leeds

Dutch central banker criticizes ABN break-up call Marketwatch / Steve Goldstein

Exchange-traded funds a flexible option Baltimore Sun / Carolyn Bigda

Trial may show whether Stern is man of his words Denver Post / Al Lewis

DVD user? You're a time economist Dallas Morning News / Scott Burns

Manufacturing data under the microscope Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

Job Security, Too, May Have a Happy Medium NY Times / Louis Uchitelle

Dim Rays of Sunshine on Housing NY Times / Conrad de Aenlle

Back at the Brink, Chrysler Finds Fewer Friends NY Times / Micheline Maynard

A Weak Dollar Is Music to Foreign Tourists NY Times / Phyllis Korkki


A private power play The Economist

US mortgage default fears grow FT / Richard Beales, Michael Mackenzie and Saskia Scholtes

Alternative investments: lipstick on a frog? Marketwatch / Paul B. Farrell

Brace yourself. Here comes the Great Tax Hike Money via CNN / Pat Regnier

NC: Should Moore accept fund-manager money? Charlotte Observer / Rick Rothacker and David Ingram

Review and Preview Morgan Stanley / Ted Wieseman

SIFMA Forms MBS Due Diligence Managers Committee Bond Market Association

IRS Choice Questioned Bond Buyer / Alison L. McConnell

Moody's sees more bank upgrades to Aaa, Aa1, Aa2 Reuters

Federal Reserve Events Reuters

Credit Crunch Watch Morgan Stanley / Richard Berner

The World Drops Its Guard Morgan Stanley / Stephen Roach

EU: Striking Contrasts Morgan Stanley / Eric Chaney

Fed likely on hold for all of 2007, survey finds Marketwatch / Greg Robb

Fed Stands Aside...3 Fundamental Trader alert via Safehaven / Mark McMillan

Stocks mixed after deal news CNN

Monday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Wal-Mart adjusting to city life AP via Cincinnati Enquirer / Don Babwin

Job seekers can cash in as baby boomers age Washington Times / Bryce Baschuk

Oil Prices Rise Above $61 a Barrel AP via Newsday

New York Region Hit by Snow, Sleet, Snarling Travel Bloomberg / Todd Zeranski

Techs advance at open CNN

Junk Defaults Drop, But Don't Cheer Yet / Marie Leone

Treasurys higher ahead of data Marketwatch / Wanfeng Zhou

Greenspan Warns of Likely U.S. Recession AP via LA Times

Fed's Bies-Parts of Basel overhaul may be delayed Reuters

An Update on Basel II Implementation in the United States Federal Reserve Board / Susan Schmidt Bies

Gold rises, boosted by Iran tension, high oil prices Marketwatch / Polya Lesova

Why the wealthy avoid high risk Fortune via CNN / Katie Benner

Hedge Fund Copycats Catch Mutual Fund Buyers as Returns Dwindle Bloomberg / Danielle Kost and David Clarke

How to Fight the Frenzy of Exchange-Traded Funds Bloomberg / John F. Wasik

Housing Slump May Force Fed to Pare Annual U.S. Growth Estimate Bloomberg / Rich Miller and Matthew Benjamin

Fed to Stay on Hold Through 2007, Business Economists Forecast Bloomberg / Joe Richter

Worst risk to market? Subprime mortgages USA Today / Sue Kirchhoff

Citadel, Shaw, Tudor Shun Global Warming as Short Sales Climb Bloomberg / Daniel Hauck and Michael Tsang

Oil Glut Concealed by Rig Scarcity Making Drillers Better Bet Bloomberg / Vibeke Laroi and Bruce Blythe

Central Banks Diversify From Dollar, Survey Shows Bloomberg / Aaron Pan and Stanley White

BOJ Waited for Consumption, Price Data, Minutes Show USA Today / Mayumi Otsuma

Il: Daley May Eclipse Dad as Chicago's Biggest Boss With Sixth Term Bloomberg / Andrew Harris

Pimco, Franklin Heed Bernanke, Buy Inflation-Protected Bonds Bloomberg / Deborah Finestone

Real estate investors find solid gains overseas Christian Science Monitor / Bruce W. Fraser

Before any votes, a 'money primary' Christian Science Monitor / Linda Feldmann

Why the pound and the euro are as entwined as lovers Independent / Stephen King

Dollar Falls as Reports May Show Slowing U.S. Economy Bloomberg / Chris Young and Ronnie Harui


Wall Street’s gender agenda $ FT / Saskia Scholtes

How Feds messed up their Specialist’s Case NY Post / John Crudele

Maybe Richard Russell is right Marketwatch / Peter Brimelow and Edwin S. Rubenstein

Ten Little Assets Pimco / Bill Gross

FDIC Outlook - Winter 2006 pdf FDIC

Greenspan Rocks Markets AP via Houston Chronicle / Rachel Beck

National Economic Update Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Financial Update Federal reserve Bank of Atlanta

Fed Banks Unanimously Backed Unchanged Rate Before Last Meeting Bloomberg / Scott Lanman

ABC/WashPost US Consumer Comfort Index down to -1 Reuters

Brutal day on Wall Street CNN / Alexandra Twin

Dow plunge 500 points, closes down 407 AP via Pittsburgh Tribune Review

Dow’s sharp fall $ FT / John Authers

If you blinked at 3 p.m, you would have missed a 200-point drop Marketwatch / Tomi Kilgore

Treasuries Advance Most Since 2004 on Rout in Global Markets Bloomberg / Deborah Finestone and Elizabeth Stanton

Bonds spike as stocks sink CNN

Barclays Aims to Break Top 3 in Mexico Mortgage Bonds Bloomberg / Adriana Arai and Jose Enrique Arrioja

Economists: Recession Unlikely in 2007 AP via Washington Post / Jeannine Aversa

Oil Settles Higher After Volatile Day AP via LA Times / Stan Choe

Home price slump continues CNN / Chris Isidore

Market selloff: Year of the bear? CNN / Paul R. La Monica

China Weighs Down Dow Forbes / R.M. Schneiderman

Tuesday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Black Tuesday In China Forbes / Shu-Ching Jean Chen

S&P’s earnings streak $ FT / John Authers

Global Bond Risk Soars on U.S. Mortgage Defaults, China Stocks Bloomberg / Hamish Risk and Shannon D. Harrington

Bonds extend gains after weak durables data Reuters

Treasuries Rise to Highest Since December on Emerging Markets Bloomberg / Deborah Finestone and Elizabeth Stanton

Bernanke May Have To Break From The Greenspan Script Fall Street via Safehaven / Brady Willett

Does Anything Mean What It Used To? Mish’s Global Economic Trend Analysis via Safehaven / Mike Shedlock

Richmond Fed composite index -10 in February Reuters

Don't Poo-Poo the Inversion Agile Trader via Safehaven / Adam Oliensis

Oil drops below $61 Reuters

Weill Springs To Citi's Defense Forbes / Liz Moyer

Eurozone money supply hits 17-year high FT / Gerrit Wiesmann

An inconvenient truth Marketwatch / Dr. Irwin Kellner

Worries slam Wall Street CNN

RadioShack profit up 64% AP via Dallas Morning News

Too much junk? Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

Treasury prices rise on Greenspan talk AP via Houston Chronicle

Freddie Mac to Tighten Subprime Mortgage Standards Bloomberg / Jody Shenn

CO: Tough year in store for housing market Rocky Mountain News / John Rebchook

Durable Goods Orders in U.S. Fell 7.8% in January Bloomberg / Joe Richter

U.S. February Consumer Confidence Rises to 112.5 From 110.2 Bloomberg / Bob Willis

Growth Funds Join the Crowd at Whole Foods Market: Bloomberg / Chet Currier

Gold, copper lead broad metals decline Marketwatch / Ciara Linnane

Oil retreats after 4 day run-up Reuters via CNN

Yen rallies sharply as investors unwind carry trade Marketwatch / Wanfeng Zhou

Yen Advances Most in 10 Months as Investors Unwind Their Bets Bloomberg / Min Zeng

Citigroup Has a C.F.O. Now What? NY Times / Eric Dash

Feds Probe UBS Tips NY Post / Roddy Boyd



Be Very Scared Forbes / Neil Weinberg

Oil edges lower AP via Washington Post / Neil Chatterjee

In China: Investors take loss in stride USA Today / Calum MacLeod

Stocks: Buy on the cheap? Not so fast Fortune via CNN / Shawn Tully

McSmoothie? They're considering it AP via MSNBC

Dow ends up 52, Nasdaq up 8 after plunge AP via Beaufort Gazette / Tim Paradis

What govs would tell feds / Pamela M. Prah

Bernanke repeats warnings about federal deficits AP via Chicago Sun Times / Martin Crutsinger

How the Fed Lost Control of Money Supply Merk Hard Currency Fund via Daily Reckoning / Axel Merk

Monetary Screws are Tightening! via Safehaven / Greg Silberman

New Funds Hold ETFs, but Watch Out for the Fees / Rob Wherry

The real reforms needed to secure the euro’s future FT / Desmond Lachman

Who did it? Alan? Ben? Or maybe you? Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

Bernanke Calms Wall Street Forbes / R.M. Schneiderman

Fed Is Ready and Willing To Act Mish’s Global Economic Trend Analysis via Safehaven / Mike Shedlock

U.S. Treasuries Drop on Speculation Fed Will Keep Rates on Hold Bloomberg / Gavin Finch and Wes Goodman

Fed's favored price gauge to recapture bonds' focus Reuters / John Parry

Turmoil in markets has many causes The Economist

U.S. Stocks Rebound From Plunge; P&G, Sprint, Merck Lead Gains Bloomberg / Eric Martin

Is This the Start of a Correction? AP via Forbes / Michael J. Martinez and Daniel Sorid

What's Behind the Stock Market Plunge US News and World Report / Paul J. Lim

The Bottom Dropped Out... Fundamental Trader Alert via Safehaven / Mark McMillan

Home Depot to retreat from diversification FT / Andrew Ward

Is U.S. economy headed for recession - or not? MSNBC / John W. Schoen

New home sales plunge CNN / Chris Isidore

Economy Grows at 2.2 Percent AP via Forbes / Martin Crutsinger

Tax Tattlers Forbes / Janet Novack

IN: Call centers ring up jobs Indianapolis Star / Erika D. Smith

Spot Gold Rises; Plunge Linked to Equities May Be Overdone Bloomberg / Claudia Carpenter and Pham-Duy Nguyen

Long-term fiscal challenges and the economy Federal Reserve Board / Ben S. Bernanke

The aging workforce Federal Reserve Board / Donald L. Kohn

Bernanke says Fed econ view unchanged by stock dip Reuters / Mark Felsenthal

Bernanke: Markets are 'working well' CNN

Bernanke Says Markets `Working Well,' Economy to Strengthen Bloomberg / Scott Lanman

Bonds extend losses after Bernanke growth remark Reuters

US Midwest business posts surprising slump in Feb Reuters

US mortgage applications up, housing signals mixed Reuters / Lynn Adler

Wednesday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Tuesday's tumble just might be good for us St. Louis post Dispatch / David Nicklaus

Thanks to computer woes, Dow goes from bad to worse AP via South Florida Sun Sentinel / Tim Paradis

Doubts trigger 416-point Dow dive Washington times / Patrice Hill

ECB's Weber Signals Support for Raising Rates Again After March Bloomberg / Simone Meier and Andreas Scholz

Fed ready to act if financial crisis erupts: Geithner Reuters / Greg Robb

Risk Returns, Not Just to the Subprime Market Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

Gold, Treasuries Offer Shelter in Stock Bust Bloomberg / Michael R. Sesit

Wound-licking Wednesday CNN

Stock-Option Stashes Grow For CEOs Forbes / Hannah Clark

CompUSA says 126 stores to close AP via Houston Chronicle

Home Depot warns of earnings shortfall Marketwatch / Jennifer Waters

One day's sell-off does not a bear market make Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

China's Market Sideshow Turns Into Main Event Bloomberg / William Pesek

U.S. Economy Grew at a 2.2% Annual Rate in Fourth Quarter Bloomberg / Joe Richter

A Recession That Arrived on Cats’ Paws NY Times / David Leonhardt

Recession unlikely this year, many economists say LA Times / Molly Hennessy-Fiske and Lisa Girion

U.S. economy clouded by uncertainty McClatchy via Miami Herald / Kevin G. Hall

Oil prices plunge with stock market Detroit Free Press / Alejandro Bodipo-Memba

Gold Rises as Investors Seek Haven on Iran, Stock Rout Concern Bloomberg / Jesse Riseborough and Feiwen Rong

Time Expires, Two Citi Execs Walk / Stephen Taub and Dave Cook

China casts shadow over commodities Reuters via Washington Post / Pratima Desai

EU: Inflation, joblessness fall in euro zone AP via Houston Chronicle / Aoife White