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The Fed has its own March Madness CNN / Paul R. La Monica

CA: Up to 300 lose their jobs at area mortgage company Sacramento Bee / Darrell Smith and Dale Kasler

Dollar weakness $ FT / Lex

Only transparent mortgage brokers need apply Chicago Sun Times / Sally Duros

Loans sinking borrowers, lenders Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / Michele Derus

Loans from Hell Daily Reckoning via Safehaven / Bill Bonner

Republicans' Lobbying Grip Crumbles After Congressional Shakeup Bloomberg / Jonathan D. Salant

A $10 billion surprise Chicago Tribune / Greg Burns

FOMC to throw markets a life preserver? Marketwatch / Greg Robb

Treasuries Post Weekly Gain on Stock Declines, Subprime Concern Bloomberg / Deborah Finestone

Pimco Says Subprime Woes May Spread to Alt-A, Jumbo Bloomberg / Mark Pittman

MBIA, Ambac Credit-Default Swaps Surge on Subprime Concerns Bloomberg / Neil Unmack and Hamish Risk

SEC Allows Auction-Rate Manipulators With Disclosure Bloomberg / Darrell Preston

China reassures markets on dollar FT / Richard McGregor

Spectre of income inequality haunts investment bankers $ FT / John Authers

Greenspan says jump, Wall Street's peeved Reuters via CNN

Oil prices settle above $57 a barrel AP via Houston Chronicle / J.W. Elphinstone

U.S. stocks fall after inflation data, before Fed Marketwatch / Nick Godt

Stocks Slump As Hopes for Rate Cut Fall AP via Newsday / Tim Paradis

Experts say $3 gasoline unlikely this summer AP via Houston Chronicle / Alan Zibel

Subprime fallout, Ameriquest cuts 3,000 jobs AP via MSNBC

Statement of FDIC Chairman Sheila C. Bair on the Decision of Wal-Mart to Withdraw Bank Application FDIC

The Great Unraveling Morgan Stanley / Stephen Roach

Someone's Buying Subprime Forbes / Andrew Farrell

Mortgage lenders get a lifeline, troubles linger Reuters / Pedro Nicolaci da Costa

30-year mortgage rates unchanged at 6.14 percent AP via Baltimore Sun

Business Conditions: Both Payback and Genuine Weakness? Morgan Stanley / Shital Patel

U.S. Stocks Fall After Consumer Prices Rise More Than Forecast Bloomberg / Nick Baker

Friday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Qwest's Nacchio May Win at Trial After Riling Workers Bloomberg / David Voreacos

The reinvention of Nelson Peltz Fortune via CNN / Shawn tulley

March Madness Morgan Stanley / Stephen Jen

JPMorgan Recommends Investors Reduce CLO Holdings Bloomberg / Cecile Gutscher and Neil Unmack

Treasuries Poised for Weekly Gain on Decline in Stock Indexes Bloomberg / Deborah Finestone and Elizabeth Stanton

Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac bill sale calendar Reuters

UK: Budget Preview Morgan Stanley / David Miles

Treasuries Fall as Consumer Prices Increase More Than Forecast Bloomberg / Deborah Finestone and Elizabeth Stanton

An Asset Class Gets Ready for Its Moment on `Oprah' Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

US consumer sentiment dips in March-Reuters/U.Mich Reuters

CPI rises 0.4% as food, energy prices climb Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

Industrial output rose 1.0 pct in February Reuters

Consumer Price Index Up 0.4 Pct. in Feb. AP via Forbes / Martin Crutsinger

Industrial Production and Capacity Utilization Federal Reserve Board

Federal Reserve Events Reuters

Greenspan's Subprime Comment Fizzles as Lenders Climb Bloomberg / Michael Patterson

CA: A town right on the default line LA Times / David Streitfeld

TX: D-FW foreclosure postings up 18% Dallas Morning News / Brendan M. Case

Mortgage rates remain at low levels AP via Cincinnati Enquirer / Martin Crutsinger

Americans face `mortgage tsunami,' say activist groups AP via South Florida Sun Sentinel / Alan Zibel

Greenspan: Loans won't sink economy AP via Cincinnati Enquirer / Brian Skoloff

Former Fed chief warns of fallout Washington Times / Patrice Hill

Outside the sub-prime loan box LA Times / Rick Wartzman

Gold -- a victim of its own success Marketwatch / Myra P. Saefong

Gold gains, lifted by weaker dollar Marketwatch / Polya Lesova

Dollar Falls to Three-Month Low on Concern U.S. Growth Slowing Bloomberg / Bo Nielsen and Ye Xie

Since When Don't Investors Have the Right to Know? Bloomberg / David Pauly

Credit Turbulence Puts Hedge Funds on the Spot Bloomberg / Chet Currier

Moody's, Stupid or Greedy, Flip-Flops on Banks Bloomberg / Mark Gilbert

Clinton: Industry 'clearly broken' LA Times via South Florida Sun Sentinel / Jonathan :Peterson

GFOA Wants to Put GASB Out of Business Bond Buyer / Lynn Hume

Dollar Slides to 3-Month Low on Ebbing U.S. Consumer Confidence Bloomberg / Ron Harui and Chris Young

Japan's Services Demand Rises; Spending May Pick Up Bloomberg / Toru Fujioka

China's Fixed-Asset Investment Growth Slows on Curbs Bloomberg / Nipa Piboontanasawat


Feeling the Pinch of Higher Prices Washington Post / Nell Henderson

WA: Walls closing in on homeowners Seattle Post Intelligencer / Aubrey Cohen

Maybe a House Is Now Out of Reach, but There’s Always Furniture NY Times / Floyd Norris

Subprime crisis brings out the bears AP via South Florida Sun Sentinel / Joe Bel Bruno

Treasuries Rise This Week on Stock Losses, Mortgage Concern Bloomberg / Deborah Finestone

The Big Unknown Lew Rockwell / Paul Hein

A Full-Court Press on Bad Loans, But Who Will Referee? Washington Post / Jack Guttentag

Making Sense Of The Subprime Slide Forbes / David A. Andelman

2 sub-prime lenders get helping hands LA Times / Tom Petruno

MI: Metro home building permits fall 46% Detroit News / Ivory Perkins

The Fingers of Housing Instability Thoughts From The Frontline via Safehaven / John Mauldin

U.S. Stocks Retreat This Week, Pulled Down by Lending Concerns Bloomberg / Eric Martin and Michael Patterson

European Bonds Record Weekly Advance as Investors Avoid Risk Bloomberg / Aaron Pan

China Says Investment Strategy Won't Hurt the U.S.  Ariana Eunjung Cha

China Raises Rates to Slow Inflation and Investment Bloomberg / Nipa Piboontanasawat and Janet Ong

Mexico needs to overhaul tax collection LA Times / Marla Dickerson

Rising Trouble With Mortgages Clouds Dream of Owning Home NY Times / Eduardo Porter and Vikas Bajaj

Stocks seen posting modest rises next week Marketwatch / Carla Mozee


The march of the chipper penguins Marketwatch / Herb Greenberg

U.S. food imports outrun FDA resources USA Today / Julie Schmit

Fed May Lower Rates Three Times on Housing Woes, Options Show Bloomberg / Daniel Kruger

'Fighting Inflation': A Defining Moment for the Fed Seeking Alpha / Herb Morgan

Bond fund's manager sees rate increase Bloomberg via Philadelphia Inquirer Parris / Kellermann

The Junk Loan Fallout is Just Beginning NY Post / Terry Keenan

Getting a handle on CDOs is a complex challenge LA Times / Tom Petruno

Test for bonds tied to loans LA Times / Tom Petruno

Inflation eroding incomes Allentown Morning Call / Sam Kennedy

Housing angst and Fed on stocks' agenda Reuters

On other side of the coin, millions have joined ranks of homeowners Philadelphia Inquirer / Jeff Brown

The Subprime Mortgage Scare Philadelphia Inquirer / Andrew Cassel

A Silver Lining NY Post / Richard Wilner

Loans under siege: Lending practices draw fire Sacramento Bee / Jim Wasserman

CA: L.A. housing market holds its ground LA Times / Diane Wedner

Seller financing can jump-start a home sale LA Times / Tom Kelly

Why subprime mortgage crisis may have impact on stocks, lending and spending San Francisco Chronicle / Carolyn Said

All eyes on the Fed CNN / Alexandra Twin

The risky side of Sears Washington Post via Seattle Times / David Cho

Penny stocks are the lottery of securities Gannett News via Cincinnati enquirer / Russ wiles

Barclays declines comment on reports it plans 80 bln stg merger with ABN AFX via Forbes

Barclays 'eyeing tie-up with ABN' BBC News

Barclays makes approach to ABN Amro $ FT / Peter Thal Larsen

Michigan facing exodus of jobless AP via Houston Chronicle / Tim Martin

Venezuelan currency gets new name, number NY Times via Houston Chronicle / Simon Romero

Will the Fed Take Away the Chill? NY Times / Conrad De Aenlle

Dark side of low rates on interest rears head Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Len Boselovic

Mortgage Woes Cloud The Stock Outlook Wall street Journal / Gregory Zuckerman

Put-call ratio, Arms Index, volume hint at market's direction Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Gregory M. Drahuschak

New-style corporate reports are fact-packed Chicago Tribune via Orlando Sentinel /  Andrew Leckey

With mutual funds, you get what you don't pay for Marketwatch / Chuck Jaffe

Buying Into the Company, Not the Commodity NY Times / Barry Rehfeld

This Week Wall Street Journal

A Texas-Size Hunger for Gulf Coast Condos NY Times / Kristina Shevory

UK: Still prudent - after all these years Guardian – Observer / Heather Stewart



Recession Watch Perhaps, But Not Yet Warning Northern Trust via Safehaven / Paul Kasriel

The Bull Gets The Benefit Of The Doubt Forbes / Bernie Schaeffer

Treasury Secretary Lauds Biofuel Push Washington Post / Julie Watson

Yet Another Whiff of Stagflation? Morgan Stanley / Richard Berner

ABN, Barclays in exclusive $160 billion merger talks Washington Post / Steve Slater and Reed Stevenson

Money markets catch cash flow NY Daily News / Joseph Lisanti

China: Unstable, Unbalanced, Uncoordinated, and Unsustainable Morgan Stanley / Stephen Roach

Germany: Going Global Morgan Stanley / Elga Bartsch

AXJ’s Excess Liquidity Problem – At a New Level Morgan Stanley / Chetan Ahya

'Liar loans': Mortgage woes beyond Subprime CNN / Chris Isidore

Time for a mortgage bailout? Money via CNN / Pat Regnier

Who's to Blame for the Housing Mess? Mish’s Global Economic Trend Analysis via Safehaven / Mike Shedlock

World Bank economist says U.S. not headed for recession Reuters

Fed Has To Balance Slower U.S. Growth And Toasty Inflation Investors Business Daily / Scott Stoddard

Irrational day-traders: winners or addicts? Marketwatch / Paul B. Farrell

S&P 500 Advances 1.1% Investors Business Daily / Donald H. Gold

Money flows into funds at record levels in February Marketwatch / Murray Coleman

Oil prices fall reflecting concerns over global economies AP via Houston Chronicle / George Jahn

Will a Housing Bust Cause a Recession? Brookes News via Safehaven / Gerard Jackson

Don't Blame the Market for Housing Bubble Texas Straight Talk via Safehaven / Ron Paul

Dow gains 100 points as global markets rally, mergers lift sentiment Marketwatch / Nick Godt

Stock rally accelerates CNN

Monday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Two-Year Notes Drop a Fourth Day on Fed Concerns, Stock Rally Bloomberg / Daniel Kruger and Deborah Finestone

Company Bond Risk Premiums Surge on Subprime Fallout Bloomberg / Caroline Salas

SIFMA Supports MSRB’s Proposed New Electronic System Bond Market Association

Bluff and Bluster? / Eila Rana

Tense read on mortgages a page-turner Palm Beach Post / Linda Rawls

Most computer attacks originate in U.S. AP via Aberdeen News / Jordan Robertson

Federal Reserve Events Reuters

Fed Doesn't Have Reason to Change Interest Rates Bloomberg / John M. Berry

Mortgage reset may boost foreclosures Reuters / Ilaina Jonas

The Truth Behind Subprime Forbes / Paul Maidment

How Tocqueville Got There First on U.S. Money Mania Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

ABN Amro Shares Surge on Speculation About Takeover Bloomberg / Martijn van der Starre and Ben Livesey

UBS's Moelis Resigns, Leaving Firm Vulnerable in M&A Bloomberg / Christine Harper and Justin Baer

Traders Put Cash Over Chicago Loyalty With New Bid for Exchange Bloomberg / Darrell Hassler and Bruce Blythe

Dollar rises ahead of Fed meeting Marketwatch / Wanfeng Zhou

Oil Prices Fall Below $57 a Barrel AP via Chicago Tribune / George Jahn

Job market cushioning housing's free fall AP via Cincinnati Enquirer / Rachel Beck

Inflation is eating US wage gains Christian Science Monitor / Mark Trumbull

MA: A subprime sales season: Home loan woes could yield price cuts in Bay State Boston Herald / Jerry Kronenberg

Radio Deal Could Face Technical Difficulties Washington Post / Charles Babington

Chartist editor says bull market's still alive and well Marketwatch / Peter Brimelow

U.S. Treasuries Pare Gains as Asian Stocks Trade Higher Bloomberg / Kevin Lim

Investors Await Housing, Inflation News AP via Washington Post / Madlen Read

Barclays plans £80bn merger with Dutch bank Guardian / Jill Treanor

Is `No-new-taxes' mantra fading in states? / Pamela M. Prah

Congress eyes lost billions sent to Iraq Christian Science Monitor / Peter Grier

In praise of Adam Smith, Mozart of money Independent / Stephen King

Democratic principles making businesses more transparent Christian Science Monitor / Marilyn Gardner

Taiwan: Central bank may increase rates Taipei Times / Amber Chung

China Cools Investment, Fails to Tame Trade Surplus Bloomberg / Nipa Piboontanasawat

WTO membership opening doors to Vietnam CAN via Taipei Times

Europe's `Ever Closer Union' Drifts Apart on Anniversary's Eve Bloomberg / James G. Neuger

Yen Declines as Bank of Japan May Signal No Rush to Raise Rates Bloomberg / Kosuke Goto and Chris Young

Taiwan Dollar May Extend Declines on Carry Trades, Central Bank Bloomberg / Jake Lee and James Peng


The Ultimate Subprime Borrower: Uncle Sam Lew Rockwell / Gary North

The Inverted Yield Curve - Is It Really Different This Time? Northern Trust via Safehaven / Paul Kasriel

FL: Condo hotels: A room boom Orlando Sentinel / Christopher Boyd

U.S. Stocks Rise, Led by Technology Shares on Analyst Upgrades Bloomberg / Eric Martin

Tuesday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Never Confuse Imaginary Puts With the Real Thing Bloomberg / Chet Currier

Margin Debt Hits A Record Bloomberg via NY Post

Cramer Reveals a Bit too Much NY Post / Roddy Boyd

Fed rate policy $ FT / John Authers

The Fed and market crashes $ FT / Lex

Citi con Gets 15 Months NY Post / Paul Tharp

Bought with easy credit, homes lost in foreclosure Chicago Tribune via South Florida Sun Sentinel / Tim Jones

Gold futures top $660, trade near 3-week high Marketwatch / Myra P. Saefong & Polya Lesova

UK inflation rate rises to 2.8% BBC News

Stocks struggle in early trading CNN / Alexandra Twin

Here's one thing not to worry about Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

Is The Party Ending For Wireless? Forbes / Clayton M. Christensen, Scott D. Anthony and Alex Slawsby

Banks Pick Up Where Fed Left Off, Restricting Access to Credit Bloomberg / Scott Lanman

U.K. May Sell Near Record Amount of Bonds for Budget Bloomberg / Anchalee Worrachate

Treasurys higher as Fed meeting gets underway Marketwatch / Leslie Wines

Treasuries Gain After U.S. Building Permits Decline in February Bloomberg / Deborah Finestone and Annie Pinkert

Dollar falls after reports China to sell some reserves AFX via Forbes

Insurance-rate rise a recipe for disaster Washington Times / Tom Ramstack

Home Construction Rebounds in February AP via Baltimore Sun / Martin Crutsinger

Housing starts rebound but permits fall CNN / Chris Isidore

''We're Looking at Subprime'': SEC / Stephen Taub

Mortgage CEO defends New Century Orange County Register / Jeff Collins

CA: More layoffs in sub-prime loan sector LA Times / E. Scott Reckard

Illinois May Face $1.6B Gap in 2011 Bond Buyer / Yvette Shields

U.S. Treasuries May Decline as Asian Stock Markets Extend Rally Bloomberg / Kevin Lim

Nowadays, Angola Is Oil’s Topic A NY Times / Jad Mouawad

I.R.S. Agents Feel Pressed to End Cases NY Times / David Cay Johnston

Options Show Euro May Advance After Reaching Three-Month High Bloomberg / Liz Capo McCormick

Australian Dollar Reaches Strongest Since 1996 on Yield Demand Bloomberg / Chris Young

BOJ Keeps Rate at 0.5% as Consumer Prices May Decline Bloomberg / Mayumi Otsuma

Japan: Wood, Reading, Prophets of Lost Decade, See Rate Rise Bloomberg / Patrick Rial

Yen Is Little Changed Before Bank of Japan Ends Rate Meeting Bloomberg / Chris Young


US markets see Fed hint of lower rate FT / Krishna Guha

The Fed and inflation $ FT / Lex

The Short View: FOMC statement $ FT / John Authers

Turn to Bernanke's February Testimony for Clues CMC Markets via Safehaven / Ashraf Laidi

Fed holds rates steady, but what next? USA Today / Sue Kirchhoff

Why the Fed didn't raise interest rates Business Week via MSNBC / Peter Coy

Bubble Economics: A Sub-Prime Example National Review / Tom Nugent

Subprime troubles won't sink the economy St. Louis Post Dispatch / David Nicklaus

Gaps in Logic National Review / Jim McCrery

Selected Interest Rates pdf Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

The Texas Economy Continues to Cool Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Fed holds rates steady again CNN / Paul R. La Monica

Showdown On The Fed Forbes / Paul Maidment

Fed Keeps Rate at 5.25%, Drops Reference to `Firming' Bloomberg / Craig Torres

How others see you The Economist

Investment Banks Are Surging Forbes / Liz Moyer

Dow sees best day of '07 post-Fed CNN / Alexandra Twin

Shake-Up At Motorola Forbes / Brian Caulfield

Treasuries Gain as Fed Drops Bias Toward Raising Interest Rates Bloomberg / Deborah Finestone

FOMC Statement Federal Reserve Board

Fed keeps interest rates at 5.25 percent AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer / Martin Crutsinger

Remarks by Sheila C. Bair, Chairman, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation at the Exchequer Club FDIC

Stocks Move Little As Fed Decision Nears Investors Business Daily

Wednesday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Sentiment trends are encouraging Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

Home equity could buoy economy LA Times / Molly Hennessy-Fiske

Treasury Bond Prices Lower at Midmorning AP via Philadelphia Inquirer

Morgan Stanley 1Q Profit Up 69 Percent AP via Forbes / Joe Bel Bruno

Fed resumes policy meeting, rates seen unchanged Reuters

Fed expected to signal economic stability AP via Baltimore Sun

Fed Expected to Keep Rates Unchanged AP via Baltimore Sun / Martin Crutsinger

Oil prices rise amid expected drop in U.S. inventories AP via Houston Chronicle

Fed May Temper Its Optimism After Mortgage Meltdown Bloomberg / Steve Matthews

Dysfunctional Muniland Waits for Regulatory Eruption Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

Once Again, Debt Is Miscast as the Villain NY Times / David Leonhardt

Homeowners, Lenders Skirt Default, May Curb U.S. Housing Slump Bloomberg / Kathleen M. Howley

CA: Vacancy rate highest since '95 San Diego Union Tribune / Roger Showley

Despite low rates, mortgage demand falls Reuters via CNN

Mortgage Applications Decrease In Latest MBA Survey Mortgage Bankers Association

U.S. housing market sending mixed signals Chicago Tribune / William Sluis

Morgan Stanley Net Rises to Record on Trading Gains Bloomberg / Christine Harper

Investors Turn More Bearish on U.S. Stocks, Merrill Survey Says Bloomberg / Sarah Jones

Government Is `Here to Help' Subprime Borrowers Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

‘Dirty’ Traders On Trial NY Post / Stefanie Cohen

FedEx 3Q profit falls 2 percent to $420M AP via Houston Chronicle

Nacchio retains his firm grip on charm Denver Post / Al Lewis

Cramer’s Big Mouth NY Post / Roddy Boyd

UK: Bank voted 8-1 to freeze UK rates BBC News

Oil Prices Hover Near $60 a Barrel AP via Chicago Tribune



Asset-Pricing Puzzles, Credit Risk, and Credit Derivatives Federal Reserve Board / Donald L. Kohn

TX: Building materials get costly San Antonio Express Courier / Rachel Stone

Recession Imminent? Both the LEI and the KRWI are Flashing Warning Northern Trust via Safehaven / Paul Kasriel

What to do about a lender's faulty appraisal Marketwatch / Lew Sichelman

FL: Nervous condo buyers want out Miami Herald / Matthew Haggman

What's it all about, alpha? The Economist

The politics of pay The Economist

Stocks End Little Changed As Volume Recedes Investors Business Daily / Vincent Mao

UK: Gordon's last fling The Economist

EU: Taxing wages The Economist

EU: Existential dreaming The Economist

Defending Cramer's trading warts CNN / Allen Wastler

Suspicious' Trades Precede Most Big Canada Mergers, Study Says Bloomberg / John Kipphoff and Joe Schneider

Don't Uncork the Champaign Just Yet Euro Pacific via Safehaven /  Peter Schiff

Fed Says It Could Have Acted Sooner on Subprime Rout Bloomberg / James Tyson, Craig Torres and Alison Vekshin

Fed governor praises derivatives, warns of risks Charlotte Observer / Rick Rothacker

FASB Moves to Nix "Cash Equivalents" / Marie Leone

'Undermanaged' CBOT needs us, says ICE chief Chicago Sun times / David Roeder

Index investors have more options with ETFs Dallas Morning News / Scott Burns

Canada: Spring 2007 Consultations – Views Sought on the Auction Plan for Real Return Bonds Bank of Canada

Recent Innovations in Credit Markets Federal Reserve Board / Randall S. Kroszner

Mortgage markets Federal Reserve Board / Roger T. Cole

Fed Hints That Rate Hike Is Unlikely Washington Post / Nell Henderson

Stocks Dip in Midday Trading / Mark Glassman

Thursday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

KB Home Fiscal 1Q Profit Plunges AP via Baltimore Examiner

Mortgage rates creep higher CNN

NV: Local sales continue to decline Las Vegas Review Journal / Hubble smith

Treasuries Decline After Fed Statement Raised Inflation Concern Bloomberg / Deborah Finestone and Annie Pinkert

Oil prices rise above $61 AP via Dallas Fort Worth star Telegram / Lauren Villagran

Federal Reserve Events Reuters

Interest rates stick now, may fall later AP via Tennessean / Jeannine Aversa

U.S. Leading Economic Indicators Index Fell 0.5% in February Bloomberg / Bob Willis

Jobless claims fall for 3rd straight week AP via Baltimore Sun / Martin Crutsinger

Improving Our Lot Forbes / Steve Forbes

CO: Greeley, Colo.: a front-runner in foreclosures LA Times / P.J. Huffstutter

Subprime Loan Meltdown Engulfs Even Borrowers With Good Credit Bloomberg / Jody Shenn

Blackstone doesn't need money or exposure, so why the IPO? Marketwatch / David Weidner

Stocks down after the rally CNN

What Will Cure Motorola? Forbes / Dan Frommer and Brian Caulfield

Gold gains, boosted by crude and FOMC Marketwatch / Polya Lesova

Oil Prices Climb Above $60 a Barrel AP via LA Times / George Jahn

Reports show decline in federal spending on children Baltimore Sun / Eric Siegel

A Surge In The 'Burbs Forbes / Brian Wingfield

Fed Weighs Words About Its Next Move NY Times / Edmund L. Andrews

Coming to a Neighborhood Near You? Dollar Collapse via Safehaven / John Rubino

In US Midwest, young farmers priced out of land Christian Science Monitor / Amanda Paulson

What has happened to our 'cheap' gasoline? Marketwatch / Charles R. Perry

After Sell-Off, Chinese Stocks Back at a Record NY Times / David Barboza

Japan's Trade Surplus Unexpectedly Widens 7.7% Bloomberg /  Lily Nonomiya

Dollar at 2-Year Low Versus Euro; Fed Drops Bias for `Firming' Bloomberg / Chris Young and Kosuke Goto


The Fed is caught between a rock and a hard place. What to do? National Review / Larry Kudlow

Inflation Dynamics Federal Reserve Board / Frederic S. Mishkin

Moving to High Quality of Life pdf Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City / Jordan Rappaport

Main Street Economist Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

Will 'lemming loans' drive economy off the cliff? Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

Jim Cramer's big mouth Marketwatch / Thomas Kostigen

When the Fed speaks, what is it saying? Philadelphia Inquirer / Andrew Cassel

Morgan Stanley to spin off Discover AP via Houston Chronicle / Joe Bel Bruno

Two Spillovers Morgan Stanley / Stephen Roach

Does Volatility in Housing Data Mark a Turning Point? Morgan Stanley / Richard Berner

Freddie Mac Posts 4Q Loss, 2006 Profit AP via Washington Post / Marcy Gordon

Friday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Stocks Tread Water In Early Trade Investors Business Daily / Vincent Mao

Treasury bond prices decline AP via Houston Chronicle

What Can We Expect from the Yield Curve? Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia / Charles I. Plosser

Fed's Plosser -US inflation data "not encouraging" Reuters / Tamawa Kadoya

US RATE FUTURES-Trim chance of Fed cut on housing sales Reuters

Gold heads for first loss in seven sessions Marketwatch / Myra P. Saefong & Polya Lesova

Another Bout of Generalized Dollar Weakness in 2Q Morgan Stanley / Stephen Jen

Proposing an ‘Asset Shortage Hypothesis’ Morgan Stanley / Stephen Jen

Countrywide not getting proper 'credit' CNN / Rob Kelley

Home Resales in U.S. Rise 3.9%, Most in Three Years Bloomberg / Shobhana Chandra

Weak home prices spur sales CNN

Short-Seller Fires Torpedo at Biggest Bond Insurer Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

Conscience had Qwest exec in a lock Denver Post / Al Lewis

Boo-Hoo Cramer NY Post / Roddy Boyd

Citigroup faction urging CEO to make rival bid for ABN Amro – report AFX via Forbes

CBOT icy toward Merc bid Chicago Tribune / Susan Diesenhouse

Subprime Loan Saga Might Hold Surprise at the End Bloomberg / Chet Currier

Oil Rises Above $62 After Iran Seizes British Naval Personnel Bloomberg / Mark Shenk

Fed Faulted For Inaction On Mortgages Washington Post / David Cho and Nell Henderson

Fed accused of subprime ‘perfect storm’ FT / Eoin Callan, Edward Luce and Krishna Guha

Commentary: How consumers hijacked the media model Marketwatch / Bambi Francisco

U.S. 10-Year Notes Head for Weekly Loss on Inflation Outlook Bloomberg / Wes Goodman

FL: Realtors' 6% cut continues dip, but big prices lift pay Palm Beach Post / Jeff Ostrowski

Home Resales in U.S. Probably Slowed Last Month, Economists Say Bloomberg / Shobhana Chandra

MD: TD set to slash 400 jobs: 24 bank branches to close in cutbacks Boston Herald / Scott Van Voorhis

Dollar Heads for Weekly Gain Against Yen on Reassessment of Fed Bloomberg / Chris Young and Stanley White

The Subprime Loan Machine NY Times / Lynnley Browning

Japan's Bonds Fall Most in a Month as Property, Stocks Rebound Bloomberg / Issei Morita


All Subprime, All the Time Thoughts From The Frontline via Safehaven / John Mauldin

Riches Await as Earth's Icy North Melts AP via LA Times / Doug Mellgren

TX: More and more novices are being flattened by the quirks of the Houston area's condo market, as well as scams Houston Chronicle / Purva Patel

MI: Gov. must do more for state's businesses Capital News via Lansing State Journal / Justin Kroll

U.S. 10-Year Notes Touch Lowest in a Month on Inflation Concern Bloomberg / Deborah Finestone and Annie Pinkert

Full text of Bush's radio address Marketwatch

Judge's ruling a setback to Vonage Washington Post via Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Alan Sipress

Fed's Mishkin Says Inflation Will Gradually Drop to 2 Percent Bloomberg / Vivien Lou Chen

Subprime Bust Forces Families From Homes AP via Newsday / Adam Geller

Shakeup at Citizens: Fish out as CEO, takes RBS role Boston Herald / Jay Fitzgerald

Stocks likely to gain next week; Bernanke in focus Marketwatch / Carla Mozee

Dollar Gains This Week After Surprise Increase in Home Sales Bloomberg / Ye Xie

U.S. Stocks Have Biggest Weekly Gain in Four Years; Banks Rise Bloomberg / Nick Baker



China is our No. 1 rival as well as our No. 1 opportunity St. Louis Post Dispatch / David Nicklaus

Risk of derivatives ‘not fully evaluated’ $ FT / Saskia Scholtes and Richard Beales

As America falters, policymakers must look ahead FT / Lawrence Summers

Are Tax Revenues Flashing Red or Green? NY Times / Daniel Gross

Minnesota manufacturers forge new strategies Minneapolis Star Tribune / Dee DePass

Bernanke to make annual trek to Capitol Hill woodshed Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

Early release: Monday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Wall St. asks: Will last week's rally continue? AP via MSNBC

Wall Street awaits home sales, GDP data AP via Contra Costa Times / Madlen Read

Bush's ownership agenda felled by housing slump Bloomberg via Allentown Morning Call / Brendan Murray

Hazards ahead as a new quarter starts LA Times / Tom Petruno

Greenspan revels in new freedom of speech Palm Beach Post / Jeff Ostrowski

The American Dream and subprime loans Philadelphia Inquirer / Andrew Cassel

An Internet boost for do-it-yourself home sellers LA Times / Gayle Pollard-Terry

Traders' cries silenced Chicago Tribune / Greg Burns

Tax cheats cost U.S. hundreds of billions Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Patricia Sabatini

Refinery breakdowns on rise LA Times via South Florida Sun Sentinel / Elizabeth Douglass

PA: More than half of Pa. towns in trouble, study finds Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Rick Stouffer

One way or another, state will collect a tax on sales LA Times via Dallas Fort Wroth star Telegram / Kathy Kristof

Resistance isn't futile Allentown Morning Call via Orlando Sentinel / Gregory Karp

$ellers Beware NY Post / Lois Weiss

Wi-Fi hot spots may deliver user directly to hacker, thief LA Times via Chicago Tribune / Tami Abdollah

New cell phone? Some say, 'No Thanks' Charlotte Observer / Christopher D. Kirkpatrick

Don’t Mind That Misnomer: It’s Got Yield NY Times / J. Alex Tarquino

In a Shaky Economy, a Laggard May Find Its Legs U.S. News & World Report via NY Times / Paul J. Lim

James Cramer as Emily Litella NY Times / Patrick McGeehan

UK: Gordon's gift: some smoke, all mirrors Guardian – Observer / Heather Stewart

UK: Two passes and a fail... Brown falls short of top marks in his end of term report Independent / Hamish McRae

'The European Economy Since 1945' NY Times / Barry Eichengreen


Home Depot could learn from Henry Ford Dallas Morning News / Scott Burns

SIFMA, EPDA and EHYA Respond to CESR Call for Evidence on Non-Equity Markets Transparency Bond Market Association

CA: SF office rents surging, vacancy rates fall Contra Costa Times

Forget Blackstone's IPO, invest in lobbying Marketwatch / Paul B. Farrell

Democrats Seize on Health in Split From Republicans Bloomberg / Aliza Marcus

Microsoft says 20 million copies of Vista sold AP via MSNBC

Index Advisor: The Fed to the Rescue... Fundamental Trader via Safehaven / Mark McMillan

Ethical investments: A shelter from the stock market's storms? Christian Science Monitor / G. Jeffrey MacDonald

Cramer Comments Hurt Self, Image of Hedge Fund / Jonathan Hoenig

What did the Fed mean? $ FT / John Authers

Subprime Defaults May Spread to Auto Bonds, S&P Says Bloomberg / Mark Pittman

Nasdaq, S&P Recoup Losses To Close Ahead Investors Business Daily / Christina Wise

Senator faults regulators in subprime train wreck CNN / Jessica Dickler

Reports of Condition and Income for First Quarter 2007 FDIC

Chicago Fed National Activity Index pdf Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Trade Deficits and Collectivism Ludwig von Mises Institute / Robert P. Murphy

Demand may eat big corn crop Gannett News via Cincinnati Enquirer / Philip Brasher

Treasuries Rise Most in Almost Two Weeks on Falling Home Sales Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton

Stocks Sink on Housing / Mark Glassman

February's inventories of unsold houses at a 16-year high Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

FL: Commercial real estate still sizzles Palm Beach Post / Jeff Ostrowski

NC: Condo switchers flee Florida Charlotte Observer / Jack Hagel

Foreclosures: infomercials don't tell it all NY Daily News / Tim Catts

How to Beat Hedge-Fund Bullies, Part 2 / Helen Shaw

Review and Preview Morgan Stanley / Ted Wieseman

Capital markets aren't dead, just ask Blackstone Fortune via CNN / Adam Lashinsky

What the Fed Didn’t Say Morgan Stanley / Richard Berner

Chicago Fed natl activity index rises in February Reuters

Federal Reserve Events Reuters

New home sales: Slowest in 6 years CNN

Subprime Will Hurt, but Affordability Is the Key Morgan Stanley / David Greenlaw

Florida foreclosures lead nation CNN / Les Christie

FL: Flipped in Florida -- Selling in a Housing Bust Bloomberg / John F. Wasik

Morgan’s New Century Fire Sale NY Post / Roddy Boyd

U.S. Stocks Fall After New Home Sales Trail Forecast, Oil Rises Bloomberg / Michael Patterson

Walgreen 2Q net income up nearly 25 pct. AP via Houston Chronicle

Dell Raised to `Buy' at Goldman on Coming Turnaround Bloomberg / Julie Alnwick and Ron Day

Sub-prime risk is less for big banks LA Times / E. Scott Reckard

Crude Oil Rises to a 3-Month High on Increased Iranian Tension Bloomberg / Mark Shenk

Asian Decoupling Unlikely Morgan Stanley / Stephen Roach

The EU Is Younger Than You Might Think Morgan Stanley / Eric Chaney

Bernanke Befuddles Economists; Bear Is Bullish, Goldman Bearish Bloomberg / Scott Lanman and Daniel Kruger

Business-Spending Slowdown May Sap Job Growth, Surprising Fed Bloomberg / Joe Richter, Simon Kennedy and Rich Miller

Jan. Jobless Rate Breaks a Pattern Washington Post / Cecilia Kang

Give Ruff that old-time religion Marketwatch / Peter Brimelow

GSA Chief Is Accused of Playing Politics Washington Post / Scott Higham and Robert O'Harrow Jr.

Citigroup may cut up to 15,000 jobs: report Marketwatch

OPEC Dictates Higher Prices, Scarcity as Crude Rises Bloomberg / Christian Schmollinger and Steve Voss

UK: We may be doing well in the G7, but is that what really matters? Independent / Stephen King

BOJ's Rate Increase Was Based on Mid-Term Outlook, Minutes Show Bloomberg / Mayumi Otsuma

Market Mixed on Moody’s Bond Buyer / Matthew Hudson

The US economy: the coming recession and what to look for Brookes News / Gerard Jackson

DC: Foreclosure Wave Bears Down on Immigrants Washington Post / Kirstin Downey


MBA Chairman Robbins Testifies on Subprime and Predatory Lending Mortgage Bankers Association

America The Beautiful Forbes / Carl Delfeld

That fickle consumer Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

Super-rich investor club shifts away from stocks Marketwatch / Thomas Kostigen

The forecast for foreclosures Business Week via MSNBC / Maya Roney

Health insurance options dwindle for self-employed LA Times / Lisa Girion

States look at ways to help subprime mortgage holders Reuters via USA Today

Paying piper for public pillaging Denver Post / Al Lewis

Nacchio's goals were too high Denver Post / Tom McGhee

Pimco's Gross Says `Tighter Credit' Threatens Economic Growth Bloomberg / Daniel Kruger

Burned Tyco Bondholders Prepare for `War' in Breakup Bloomberg / Mark Pittman and Caroline Salas

CDOs May Face `Severe' Ratings Cuts on Subprime, Moody's Says Bloomberg / Jody Shenn

Grim Reality Pimco / Bill Gross

Bondholders fight back FT / Lex

Bernanke set to clarify Fed stance FT / Krishna Guha

FRBSF Economic Review Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Oil spikes $5 on rumors of Iran attack CNN

ABC/WashPost US Consumer Comfort Index rises to -2 Reuters

Why we Will Feel and Be Poorer Because of the Housing Bust Dr. Housing Bust via Fiend’s SuperBear Page

Subprime losses lead to drop in home ownership CNN / Les Christie

Best Buy's Internet Play Forbes / Brian Caulfield

Bonjour, Godzilla Forbes / Jerry Flint

The Internationalization of National Currencies Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland / Sandra Pianalto

Fed sees subprime market woes for one to two years Marketwatch / Robert Schroeder

Fed Jeopardizes Dollar as it Neglects its Mandate Merk via Safehaven / Axel Merk

Economist: Biofuel may raise food prices AP via Beaufort Gazette / Nate Jenkins

Crude holds close to $63 as Iran tensions weigh Marketwatch / Ciara Linnane

Subprime mortgages Federal Reserve Board / Sandra F. Braunstein

Fed's Braunstein Says Mortgage Delinquencies `Great Concern' Bloomberg / Craig Torres and Scott Lanman

Money and Inflation: The Tendency to Deny Reality Ludwig Von Mises Institute / Frank Shostak

Fed's Moskow Says Policy Changes to Depend on Incoming Data Bloomberg / Steve Matthews

Greenspan helped create subprime mess NY Post / John Crudele

Treasuries Little Changed After Consumer Confidence Declines Bloomberg / Daniel Kruger

Consumer Confidence Index Fell to 107.2 in March Bloomberg / Bob Willis

S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index Declined 0.2% Bloomberg / Shobhana Chandra

Weak start on Wall Street CNN

Tuesday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Lennar profit plummets CNN / Grace Wong

Lennar 1Q Profit Slides 73 Percent AP via Newsday

What's next for Chrysler Fortune via CNN / Alex Taylor III

Vonage Rating Cut to `Sell' by IPO Manager Citigroup Bloomberg / Jennifer Sondag

America's Most Trustworthy Companies Forbes

NY: More homes, uneven prices Newsday / James Bernstein

Crude Slips After Gain a Day Earlier AP via Philadelphia Inquirer / George Jahn

Buffett's Lofty Model Fits Investors of Any Size Bloomberg / Chet Currier

A Short History of Hedge Funds / Alan Rappeport

The not-inverted yield curve Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

Polonius Redux Daily Standard / Irwin M. Stelzer

Foreclosures put US housing recovery at risk Christian Science Monitor / Mark Trumbull

MA: Galvin: No foreclosures -- Plan will ask to give homeowners day in court Boston Herald / Scott Van Voorhis

U.S. Notes May Gain as Consumer Confidence, Home Sales Weaken Bloomberg / Wes Goodman

Stock Bonuses at American Anger Pilots NY Times / Jeff Bailey

AT&T Has Done the Deals. Now It Needs Results NY Times / Matt Richtel

Oil Trades Near Highest This Year on Iran, Gasoline Concern Bloomberg / Christian Schmollinger and Gavin Evans

Australian Dollar Trades at Decade-High on Rate-Increase Bets Bloomberg / Chris Young

Japan's Industrial Output Probably Fell on Exports Bloomberg / Lily Nonomiya

It Can Hold 853 Passengers, but Why Should You Share? NY Times / Joe Sharkey



Market signaling tough second quarter Marketwatch / David Callaway

Bernanke's JEC Testimony - Fed Still Worried Most About Inflation, However ... Northern Trust via Safehaven / Paul Kasriel

If the Iranian/UK situation deteriorates further, oil could hit $100 or more Marketwatch / Myra P. Saefong

U.S. Consumers Running Scared Daily Reckoning / Chris Gaffney

ABN Amro's open to weighing other deals Marketwatch / Simon Kennedy

Gaps remain in controversial IRS private tax collection program USA Today / Kevin McCoy

Economy Is Still OK, Fed Chairman Says, Amid Gloomy Data Investors Business Daily Kirk Shinkle

Merrill Subprime Risk May Be Understated, Report Says Bloomberg / Shannon D. Harrington

Bernanke Keeps `Inflation Bias,' Sees Growth Risks Bloomberg / Craig Torres and Scott Lanman

Gulf tensions, higher crude oil fuel gold gains Marketwatch / Polya Lesova

U.S. Treasuries Rise After Bernanke Discusses `Uncertainties' Bloomberg / Daniel Kruger and Elizabeth Stanton

Subprime Mortgage Bonds From 2006 May Be Worst Ever Bloomberg / Mark Pittman

Tyco Bondholders Wary of Shortchanging / Stephen Taub and Dave Cook

Wednesday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Bernanke Speaks And Investors Run Forbes

Bernanke Keeps `Inflation Bias,' Sees Growth Risks Bloomberg / Craig Torres and Scott Lanman

Bernanke: Economic Expansion Not Done AP via Newsday / Jeannine Aversa

U.S. Treasury's Paulson-housing damage "contained" Reuters / David Lawder

Durable goods weaker than expected Reuters

Business Cycle Myths Make Entrance Right on Cue Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

The economic outlook Federal Reserve Board / Ben S. Bernanke

Bernanke Stands By Growth Forecast, Says Inflation Is `High' Bloomberg / Craig Torres and Scott Lanman

Federal Reserve Events Reuters

U.S. Stocks Fall After Oil Gain, Durable Goods; Wal-Mart Drops Bloomberg / Michael Patterson

Mortgages fall amid slowing market Reuters via CNN

Mortgage Applications Decrease Slightly in Latest MBA Survey Mortgage Bankers Association

NC: Home prices slip in U.S., but not in Charlotte Charlotte Observer / Andrew Shain

CA: Subprime Mortgage Collapse Eviscerates California Headquarters Bloomberg / Daniel Taub

Oil Prices Trading Above $64 a Barrel AP via Forbes / George Jahn

Big Airlines Are Back Forbes / Tom Van Riper

Who Does Your Taxes? Forbes / Janet Novack

Putting Bernanke's testimony in perspective Marketwatch / Todd Harrison

Intel's Israelis Make Chip to Rescue Company From Profit Plunge Bloomberg / Ian King

MA: Chamber study: Hub (of finance) no more? Boston Herald / Jay Fitzgerald

NY: Wal-Mart Chief Writes Off New York NY Times / Michael Barbaro and Steven Greenhouse

LA: Surge in homeless hits New Orleans Christian Science Monitor / Bill Sasser

Uranium Ignites ‘Gold Rush’ in the West NY Times / Susan Moran and Anne Raup

Big powers jockey for oil in Central Asia Christian Science Monitor / Fred Weir

Yen Rises on Speculation Japan Investors Repatriating Earnings Bloomberg / Ron Harui and Stanley White

Australian Dollar to Rise to 17-Year High, Says RBC Bloomberg / Chris Young


Golden Geezer skeptical of stocks Marketwatch / Peter Brimelow

Survey of Tenth District Manufacturers Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

Inflation and Unemployment Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond / Jeffrey M. Lacker

The vultures take wing The Economist

Where Have All The New Funds Gone? Forbes / Liz Moyer

What you earn The Economist

Emerging-Market Bonds Advanced After U.S. Growth Revised Higher Bloomberg / Lester Pimentel

European Bonds Drop on Concern Growth, Inflation Are Quickening Bloomberg / Agnes Lovasz

Q4 Corporate Profits Sink - Thank Goodness For Wall St. Northern Trust via Safehaven / Paul Kasriel

Stocks Double Back, Post Gains / Mark Glassman

CA: Escape from LA The Economist

Housing Slump Erodes Budget Gains From Florida to California Bloomberg / William Selway

The frowning clown The Economist

Canada: Promoting Sound Economic Policies Globally and Locally Bank Of Canada / David Dodge

For mortgage market, it's prime's time CNN / Les Christie

Fed eyes rules for mortgage lenders Washington Times / Patrice Hill

Dell Finds Misconduct as It Finishes Accounting Probe Bloomberg / Connie Guglielmo

Phone deal goes to Qwest, AT&T, Verizon AP via Seattle Times / Dibya Sarkar

National Economic Update Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

New England Economic Indicators Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Oil Surges Above $66 Amid Iran Tensions AP via Chicago Tribune / Madlen Read

IL: Foreclosures at 8-year high Chicago Tribune / Becky Yerak

UT: Mortgage fraud: The great American scheme Salt Lake Tribune / Lesley Mitchell

Treasuries Extend Declines After Five-Year Auction Yields 4.54% Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton and Annie Pinkert

Ben’s Tug-O-War NY Post / Paul Tharp

Hard line on inflation adds to fears LA Times / Molly Hennessy-Fiske

The Role of Retail Banking in the U.S. Banking Industry: Risk, Return, and Industry Structure Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Thursday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Indexes Mixed As Gains Slip Investors Business Daily / Vincent Mao

Corporate profits fuel US recession fears $ FT / Francesco Guerrera and Eoin Callan

Freddie Fights Back NY Post / Paul Tharp

Federal Reserve Events Reuters

Fed Powerless to Fix Part of Inflation Puzzle Bloomberg / John M. Berry

Stock rebound in the works CNN

U.S. Economy Grew at a 2.5% Annual Rate Last Quarter Bloomberg / Shobhana Chandra

Fourth-quarter GDP revised up on inventories Reuters

Late Payments Climb on Certain Loans AP via Newsday / Jeannine Aversa

New jobless claims filing drop last week AP via Houston Chronicle

Home Depot, Wal-Mart May Suffer as Mortgage Woes Hit Customers Bloomberg / Heather Burke

Bring home the (IRS) troops Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Jack Markowitz

C-Span Should Take a Page From `American Idol' Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

Hedge Fund Assets Rise 30% to $2 Trillion Worldwide Bloomberg / Andrei Postelnicu

Fischer Quits Credit Suisse After Dougan Named CEO Bloomberg / Jacob Greber

A mortgage crisis of their own Marketwatch / David Weidner

Bernanke Says New Words Mean Little Change to Inflation Message Bloomberg / Scott Lanman and Steve Matthews

Bernanke Open to Limiting Lending Washington Post / Nell Henderson

Gold fever returning? Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

Yen Volatility Rises as Investors Unwind Carry Trade Bloomberg / Liz Capo McCormick

MA: No clear end to wave of foreclosures Boston Herald / Jerry Kronenberg

Budget Plan Wipes Out Deficit But Leaves $50 Billion Dilemma Washington Post / Lori Montgomery

China's ICBC Overtakes Bank of America in Market Cap Bloomberg / Luo Jun

U.S. Notes May Fall on Concern Demand to Wane at Five-Year Sale Bloomberg / Wes Goodman

Income Gap Is Widening, Data Shows NY Times / David Cay Johnston

Dollar edges up, Bernanke says Fed eyeing inflation Reuters / Eric Burroughs

Oil Is Little Changed After Jumping to a Six-Month High on Iran Bloomberg / Angela Macdonald-Smith

Dollar Little Changed as Fed Speeches May Stress Inflation Risk Bloomberg / Stanley White


The Ghost of Reed Smoot Morgan Stanley / Stephen Roach

February PCE - Baby, It Was Cold Outside Northern Trust via Safehaven / Paul Kasriel

Microsoft: Attacks Increase On Newly Disclosed Windows Flaw Dow Jones via CNN

Kraft Shares May Fall as Investors Bet on Marlboros Bloomberg / Chris Burritt

Vonage Abandoned Amid Legal Woes, Spiraling Costs Bloomberg / Amy Thomson

‘Asset Shortage Hypothesis’ — Geographical Dimension Morgan Stanley / Charles St-Arnaud

EU: Record low for euro jobless rate BBC News

UK: Income Inequality and Capitalism in the UK Morgan Stanley / David Miles

The Community Reinvestment Act: Its Evolution and New Challenges Federal Reserve Board / Ben S. Bernanke

Research Review pdf Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Bernanke: Widespread access to credit not always good AP via USA Today

Corn Plunges 5.1% as U.S. Farmers Plan Most Acres Since 1944 Bloomberg / Jeff Wilson

US business loans rose $9 bln in latest week-Fed Reuters

Foreign holdings of U.S. securities rise Marketwatch / Robert Schroeder

Bonds steady after rollercoaster session Reuters / Pedro Nicolaci da Costa

Stocks finish mixed after wild morning CNN / Alexandra Twin and Steve Hargreaves

China Trade Sanctions Forbes / Brian Wingfield

Adrift? The Economist      

Democrats' Budget Plan Narrowly Passes in House Washington Post / Lori Montgomery

Death of the cell phone charger Business 2.0 via CNN

How Blind Can They Be? Euro Pacific via Safehaven / Peter Schiff

Dollar Weakens as U.S. Applies New Import Duties on China Bloomberg / Bo Nielsen and Min Zeng

Sweeping mortgage bailout unlikely LA Times / Tom Petruno and E. Scott Reckard

Scarecrows' delight CNN / Steve Hargreaves

Friday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Stocks Sink / Mark Glassman

Dendreon stock price surges CNN / Aaron Smith

The Fed Continues to Fumble on Inflation / Donald Luskin

Fed's interest rate tea leaves are hard to read St. Louis Post Dispatch / David Nicklaus

U.S. Personal Spending Rose 0.6%; Core Prices Up 0.3% Bloomberg / Joe Richter

US Midwest business in surprise March expansion Reuters

Chicago March Purchasing Managers' Index Rose to 61.7 Bloomberg / Shobhana Chandra

U.S. Economy: Spending, Incomes Gain, Inflation Accelerates Bloomberg / Joe Richter

Economic Quarterly Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

Fed Risks Moral Hazard as Housing Market Melts Bloomberg / Mark Gilbert

Treasuries Rise After 10-Year Yield Touches One-Month High Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton

Small Stocks Can't Win Every Year -- Or Can They? Bloomberg / Chet Currier

Nacchio right-hand man on stand Denver Post / Andy Vuong and Will Shanley

Oil Prices Climb Above $66 a Barrel AP via Newsday / Jane Wardell

Corn plantings seen at 63-year high CNN

Milk Prices Expected to Rise 9 Percent AP via Newsday / Genaro C. Armas

Gold, Silver Advance as Iran Tension Boosts Crude-Oil Prices Bloomberg / Danielle Rossingh

TX: Impact of foreclosures can hit home Dallas Morning News / Steve Brown

JPMorgan, Biggest Firms Avoid First Eurex Credit Derivatives Bloomberg / Hamish Risk

U.S. 10-Year Notes Set for 2nd Weekly Loss on Inflation Concern Bloomberg / Wes Goodman

Deal Makers Are Setting a Torrid Pace for 2007 NY Times / Peter Edmonston

Comcast Chief Executive Receives $26 Million NY Times / Geraldine Fabrikant

Drivers Shrug as Gasoline Prices Soar NY Times / Clifford Krauss

Yen Gains as Japan Officials Signal Less Concern on Deflation Bloomberg / Stanley White and Chris Young

China's Blessings Hide Potential Economic Curse Bloomberg / William Pesek

Japan's Household Spending Jumps; Output Declines Bloomberg / Jason Clenfield and Lily Nonomiya



Tribune's sale deadline passes with no deal Newsday / James T. Madore

U.S. stocks seen falling in coming week Marketwatch / Carla Mozee

Stocks End a Volatile Quarter Washington Post / Tomoeh Murakami Tse

Treasury 10-Year Notes Drop a Second Week on Inflation Concern Bloomberg / Daniel Kruger

Mutual funds | Falloff is slight in first quarter AP via Seattle Times / Tim Paradis

Dollar Drops This Week as U.S. Applies New Tariffs to China Bloomberg / Min Zeng

Text of President Bush's weekly radio address Marketwatch

Clinton Wants Stricter Loan Standards AP via Baltimore Examiner / Jim Ellis

Factories index surge is a puzzle Chicago Tribune / James P. Miller

Draw the Curve, Then Plot the Data Thoughts From The Frontline via Safehaven / John Mauldin

Trib stock up amid bid war Chicago Sun Times / Ashley M. Heher

Tribune's fate undecided Chicago Tribune / Phil Rosenthal, Michael Oneal, and David Greising

U.S. Stocks Fall for the Week on Interest Rate, Housing Outlook Bloomberg / Eric Martin and Nick Baker

Home bailouts are often traps McClatchy via Charlotte Observer / Tony Pugh

CA: Subprime worries shake up housing market Orange County Register / Jeff Collins

IL: Bank branches thinner in cities Chicago Tribune / Becky Yerak

FL: Orlando's job growth leads rest of Florida Orlando Sentinel / Harry Wessel

Man Group, the Large British Hedge Fund, Plans to Spin Off Its Brokerage Unit NY Times / Julia Werdigier

European Bonds Drop for Second Week on Interest Rate Concerns Bloomberg / Agnes Lovasz and Aaron Pan

China Calls U.S. Paper Duties `Unacceptable,' May Respond Bloomberg / Eugene Tang and Mark Drajem