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China says U.S. complaint won't solve piracy Reuters via Washington Post

Business Outlook Survey pdf Bank of Canada

Pay-back time The Economist

Apple's Steve Jobs maintains $1 salary AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer / May Wong

Taking account of Intel's inventories Marketwatch / Matt Andrejczak

AT&T Out of Telecom Italia Stake Talks AP via Forbes / Colleen Barry

Home Depot Thinks Smaller to Tap $30 Billion in Sales Bloomberg / Mark Clothier

How Unstoppable Is Google? Forbes / Rachel Rosmarin and Michele Steele

Billionaire Al-Sanea Bets On HSBC Forbes / Parmy Olson

Oil prices waffle in volatile trading AP via Beaufort Gazette / Stan Choe

The US Dollar and Chinas Impending Recession, Part I Brookes News via Safehaven / Gerard Jackson

Two-dollar pound looms Guardian / Katie Allen and Ashley Seager

A wing-clipped hawk The Economist

Northern Trust expected to post solid first-quarter gains Chicago Tribune / James P. Miller

Restructuring Cuts Citi's 1Q Profit AP via Newsday / Eileen Alt Powell

IL: Chicago insider named head of ABN Amro's North American unit Chicago Tribune / Becky Yerak

U.S. 2-Year Note Yields Hold Above 10-Year on Fed Rate-Cut Bets Bloomberg / Wes Goodman

Stocks Rise Amid Profit, Economic News AP via Newsday / Tim Paradis

California foreclosures near record levels LA Times / David Streitfeld

Pound touches 14-year dollar high BBC News

TREASURIES-Bonds rise after weak housing gauge Reuters / Burton Frierson

Fixed-Income ETFs Shine as Bond Market Gets Attractive / Jonathan Hoenig

Sallie Mae's Just The Latest Forbes / Liz Moyer

Post-G7 pullback for Japan's yen Marketwatch / Wanfeng Zhou

Fiscal Issues: From Here to Eternity Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas / Richard W. Fisher

Fed's Fisher - bad fiscal policy pressures the Fed Reuters

Monday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Well, that was quick Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

U.S. Stocks Rise on Takeovers, Earnings; SLM, Citigroup Advance Bloomberg / Michael Patterson

Gold rises, boosted by falling dollar Marketwatch / Polya Lesova

Water crisis looms worldwide FT via LA Times / Leslie Crawford

Price Stability and Social Welfare Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia / Charles I. Plosser

Fed's Plosser lauds benefits of inflation targets Reuters

Retail Sales Climb 0.7 Percent in March AP via Forbes / Martin Crutsinger

Wachovia 1Q Profit Up 33 Pct. to $2.30B AP via Newsday / Ieva M. Augstums

Citigroup 1Q Earnings Decline 11 Percent AP via Forbes / Eileen Alt Powell

Brought To You By Goople Forbes / Rachel Rosmarin

Opec softens tone on oil supply FT / Carola Hoyos

Dollar steady vs euro as weak Empire offsets solid retail sales data AFX via Forbes

NYBOT traders to CBOT: Ice the offer NY Post / Zachery Kouwe

Subprime Mess Produces Unqualified Victims Bloomberg / Michael Lewis

Greenspan Says Global Growth to Cushion U.S. Economy Bloomberg / Jason Clenfield

Gold jumps, but bugs still suspicious Marketwatch / Peter Brimelow

Oil prices flat in Asian trading AP via Bradenton Journal

I.R.S. Audits Middle Class More Often, More Quickly NY Times / David Cay Johnston

Unpaid Taxes Tough to Recover Washington Post / Lori Montgomery

Negotiators Say Sallie Mae to Be Sold for $25 Billion NY Times / Andrew Ross Sorkin and Jennifer Lee

Barclays CEO Varley, in Bid for ABN Amro, May See Tables Turned Bloomberg / Jon Menon and Ben Livesey

G-7 Grow Confident Trade Gaps Are Narrowing as Growth Continues Bloomberg / Simon Kennedy and Kevin Carmichael

Treasury Curve May Turn Positive; Investors Favor 2s Over 10s Bloomberg / Deborah Finestone

Treasury Yields Hold Near Two-Month High on Inflation Concern Bloomberg / Wes Goodman

Barclays races to seal ABN Amro deal Guardian / Jill Treanor

Euro Rises to Record Versus Yen; G-7 Currency Policy Unchanged Bloomberg / Kosuke Goto and David McIntyre

What Grows $1 Million a Minute? China's Reserves Bloomberg / William Pesek

Even as US tax rates drop, government's reach grows Christian Science Monitor / Mark Trumbull

Japan's Savers May Be Ready to Spend, Keeping Economy Growing Bloomberg / Jason Clenfield


Subprime loans can't be easily rewritten: FDIC Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

Fannie Mae to Unveil Plan to Help Strapped Homeowners Washington Post / Dina ElBoghdady

SEC talks, but doesn't act on mutual-fund fee problem St. Louis Post Dispatch / David Nicklaus

Celebrity Gasbags Daily Standard / Irwin M. Stelzer

Washington Mutual earnings fall 20% on home-loan slump AP via Seattle Times

Mortgage insurance gaining steam Marketwatch / Amy Hoak

Open-and-shut case Marketwatch / Thomas Kostigen

Intel 1Q Profit Surges 19 Percent AP via LA Times / Jordan Robertson

IBM profit up 8% on services, software Marketwatch / Rex Crum

Dow closes just shy of record high CNN / Alexandra Twin

Fund strategies on both sides now Denver Post / Will Shanley

CA: Foreclosures in full boom Sacramento Bee / Jim Wasserman

Building up, but housing woes far from over CNN / Chris Isidore

Housing Slump Takes a Toll on Illegal Immigrants NY Times / Eduardo Porter

Treasurys rally after tame inflation, factory data Marketwatch / Leslie Wines

ASF, SIFMA Testify On Issues Related to the Subprime Mortgage Market Bond Market Association

Stocks Gain Traction After Rocky Start Investors Business Daily / Vincent Mao

Tuesday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Money losers Fortune via CNN

Expensive defensive stocks $ FT / Lex

Forget Antitrust. Google's DoubleClick Deal Makes Sense / James B. Stewart

Copper futures climb near its highest level in a year Marketwatch / Myra P. Saefong & Polya Lesova

Making sense of the mortgage mess Business Week via MSNBC / Mara Der Hovanesian, Peter Coy, Matthew Goldstein, and David Henry

U.S. housing starts rose 0.8 percent in March Reuters

Food for thought Marketwatch / Dr. Irwin Kellner

The Flat Truth National Review / Deroy Murdock

Possible Responses to Rising Mortgage Foreclosures before the Committee on Financial Services FDIC / Sheila C. Bair

TD Ameritrade Profit Falls Amid Slump in Trading Fees Bloomberg / Bradley Keoun

Prince has Citi moving in the right direction NY Post / Roddy Boyd

Wells Fargo 1Q Profit Grows 11 Percent AP via Newsday / Rachel Konrad

ABN Amro, Finance's Ugly Betty, Is Suddenly Hot Bloomberg / Mark Gilbert

Schwab 1Q Profit Increases 12 Percent AP via Philadelphia Inquirer / Michael Liedtke

As Institutions Get Fancier, Fund Buyers Simplify Bloomberg / Chet Currier

FL: Foreclosures rise as overextended S. Floridians struggle with mortgages South Florida Sun Sentinel / Paul Owers

CA: Foreclosure pace nears decade high LA Times / David Streitfeld

Treasuries Rise Most in a Month as Core Inflation Rate Fell Bloomberg / Deborah Finestone and Annie Pinkert

U.S. Stocks Advance on Inflation and Housing Data, Earnings Bloomberg / Michael Patterson

Intel Awakens Forbes / Brian Caulfield

Coca-Cola 1Q Profit Jumps 14 Percent AP via Newsday / Harry R. Weber

Google Puts Dot-Com Ad Darling Back on Display Bloomberg / David Pauly

Fed's Plosser says inflation uncomfortably high Reuters / Tamawa Kadoya

Federal Reserve Events Reuters

Industrial Production and Capacity Utilization Federal Reserve Board

U.S. Economy: Inflation Eased, Housing Starts Gained in March Bloomberg / Joe Richter

Dollar Approaches Record Low Versus Euro After Inflation Report Bloomberg / Min Zeng and Bo Nielsen

Credit-Default Swaps Flop on Exchanges, Dealers Boycott Eurex Bloomberg / Shannon D. Harrington

Storms put damper on US economy Christian Science Monitor / Ron Scherer

U.S. Consumer Prices Probably Rose in March on Gasoline, Food Bloomberg / Joe Richter

Managers Use Hedge Funds as Big I.R.A.’s NY Times / Jenny Anderson

The Dissident Who Remade Sallie Mae Washington Post / Jeffrey H. Birnbaum

What's the encore? Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

Democrats see early edge in 2008 race Marketwatch / William L. Watts

Trade-off looms for arid US regions: water or power? Christian Science Monitor / Peter N. Spotts

China's Economy Probably Grew 10.4 Percent as Exports Boomed Bloomberg / Nipa Piboontanasawat

Yen Halts Drop as Charts Traders Watch Suggest Decline Overdone Bloomberg / Ron Harui and Kosuke Goto


Consequences of Housing Bubble Crash Ignored by the Media for 2 Years Market Oracle via Fiend’s SuperBear Page / Mike Whitney

U.S. retirees in Mexico drawn by lower costs, good climate San Antonio Express Courier / Vicki Vaughan

Pulte lowers forecast CNN

US home foreclosures soar in year on mortgage woes Reuters / Richard Leong

NY: LI home buyers feeling in control Newsday / Carrie Mason-Draffen

Bankruptcy filings hit 18-year low CNN / David Ellis

Dow ends at record high, boosted by banks Reuters / Caroline Valetkevitch

Record high caps Dow comeback CNN / Alexandra Twin and Rob Kelley

Dow closes above 12,800 for first time AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer / Madlen Read

Still Renting Pimco / Mark Kiesel

Subprime solution: Swap ARMs for fixed-rates CNN / Les Christie

Freddie Mac Offers to Buy $20 Billion in Home Loans Bloomberg / James Tyson

Dow flirts with new record CNN / Alexandra Twin

Wednesday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Clear Channel Accepts Higher Bid AP via Chicago Tribune / Michelle Roberts

Maquiladora Recovery: Lessons for the Future Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas / Jesus Cańas, Roberto Coronado and Robert W. Gilmer

All Hands on Deck - Gold Bull Run Ahead! Safehaven / Greg Silberman

Buyer, be not wary, economists assure Miami Herald / Angela Tablac and Bridget Carey

House hears of mortgage fixes; foreclosures inevitable for many Washington Times / Patrice Hill

Dollar slides to 26-year low against pound Marketwatch / Wanfeng Zhou & Simon Kennedy

ESpeed Rejects Takeover Approach From Tullett Prebon Bloomberg / Sebastian Boyd

Alt-A Mortgage Bond Sales Rise, Subprime Falls, Newsletter Says Bloomberg / Jody Shenn

U.S. Treasuries Rise as Traders Boost Bets Fed Will Cut Rates Bloomberg / Deborah Finestone and Annie Pinkert

Imagine Telling a Banker a Bond Deal Is `Unsuitable' Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

Credit derivatives growth slows in 2nd half—ISDA Reuters

JPMorgan Net Rises to Record on Bond Sales, Mergers Bloomberg / Joseph N. DiStefano

PNC profits jump 30 percent in first quarter Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Thomas Olson

Hedge fund in $2.9B subprime deal NY Post / Roddy Boyd

Federal Reserve Events Reuters

Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Survey Mortgage Bankers Association

U.S. Foreclosure Filings Rise 47 Percent in March Bloomberg / Bob Ivry

Old Timers Can Tell You This Isn't Stagflation Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

Yahoo tumbles 12 percent on earnings CNN

BlackBerry service restored after overnight outage AP via South Florida Sun Sentinel

Motorola posts 1Q loss on charges AP via Houston Chronicle / Ashley M. Heher

Investors Do Better Than the Chiefs for a Change Bloomberg / Graef Crystal

IRS: The Morning After Forbes / Janet Novack

Oil prices slip below $63 a barrel AP via Houston Chronicle / George Jahn

Oil falls as refineries come back online CNN

MSRB To Focus On Plans Bond Buyer / Lynn Hume                                      

Lenders urged to be more flexible Palm Beach Post / Marilyn Geewax

Those bullish insiders Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

U.S. Notes May Rise on Speculation Inflation Will Slow Further Bloomberg / Kevin Lim

Yahoo’s Earnings Are Down 11 Percent NY Times / Miguel Helft

The Advisers Are Writing Our Future NY Times / David Leonhardt

Citigroup Listens and Listens to Holders NY Times / Eric Dash

N.Z. Dollar Rises to Highest in 22 Years on Faster Inflation Bloomberg / Emma O'Brien and Tracy Withers

Dollar Declines on Concern U.S. Economic Growth Is Slowing Bloomberg / Chris Young and Stanley White

Wolfowitz, Like Global Imbalances, Won't Go Away Bloomberg / William Pesek

Australian Consumer Confidence Falls on Rate Concerns Bloomberg / Hans van Leeuwen



At the risky end of finance The Economist

ESF, ICMA, ISDA, LIBA, SIFMA Release Draft set of Principles Relating to Retail Structured Products Bond Market Association

MBA Chairman Robbins Testifies on Behalf of FHA Reform Mortgage Bankers Association

Newspaper Earnings Sag Again Forbes / Louis Hau

Inflation Adjusted Profit Pizza Mogambo Guru via Safehaven / Richard Daughty

The dollar may be volatile but pessimists are wrong FT / David Hale

Narrowing Tax Gap Called 'Unrealistic' Washington Post / Lori Montgomery

Senator wants higher fuel economy Detroit Free Press / Justin Hyde

Dollars: Supplied at Will, Courage: Hard to Find Best Minds via Safehaven / Doug Wakefield

America's tragedy The Economist

41 states posting surpluses / Pamela M. Prah

Illinois unemployment dropped to 4.2 percent in March Chicago Tribune / Barbara Rose

Scotland's Eurodreams The Economist

EU: It's grimmer down south The Economist

UK: To run or not to run The Economist

China’s overheating economy $ FT / Lex

The Jakarta index is booming, but Indonesia remains risky The Economist

Community Development: Opportunities in Low-income and Minority Communities Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Corporate Social Responsibility and Shareholder's Value: An Event Study Analysis Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta / Leonardo Becchetti, Rocco Ciciretti, and Iftekhar Hasan

Business Outlook Survey Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Foreign central banks net sellers of US debt – Fed Reuters

Treasuries Decline as U.S. Stocks Increase to a Record High Bloomberg / Deborah Finestone and Elizabeth Stanton

Ex-Qwest Chief Nacchio Convicted of Insider Trading Bloomberg / David Voreacos and Joel Rosenblatt

Nacchio guilty on 19 counts Denver Post

Dow hits record again CNN / Alexandra Twin

Google's Profit Rises 69% as Advertising Sales Gain Bloomberg / Jonathan Thaw

Merck 1Q Profit Jumps 12 Percent AP via Baltimore Examiner / Linda A. Johnson

Advanced Micro Posts $611 Million Loss as Intel Gains Bloomberg / Ian King

Homebuilder D.R. Horton profits plunge 85 percent AP via San Diego Union Tribune / David Koenig

Steering clear of the mortgage mess Money via CNN / Penelope Wang

Investment expenses can really add up Dallas Morning News / Scott Burns

Gold dips as China growth sparks rate fears Marketwatch / Myra P. Saefong & Polya Lesova

Manufacturers Report No Growth in April Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Philly Fed factory activity flat in April Reuters

Philadelphia Fed's Factory Index Is Unchanged at 0.2 Bloomberg / Shobhana Chandra

Chinese growth unnerves Wall Street FT / Alex Barker

Jobless claims retreat slightly AP via Baltimore Sun / Martin Crutsinger

Leading indicators point to slower growth Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

What $1 Million Buys In Homes Across The U.S. Forbes / Matt Woolsey

More aid planned for sinking borrowers LA Times / Tom Petruno and Jonathan Peterson

CO: Home woes spread west Denver Post / Aldo Svaldi

CA: Rents rise but growth stays slow LA Times / Alana Semuels

Housing Bust Meets the Equity-Withdrawal Blues Bloomberg / Gene Sperling

CBOT Holdings logs 58 percent 1st-quarter gain AP via Chicago Tribune

Hedge Funds Raised $60 Billion Last Quarter, a Record Bloomberg / Jenny Strasburg

Mortgage rates ease as inflation fears cool CNN

China Is Falling "On Schedule" / Marty Chenard

Merrill Profit Jumps on Trading, Investment Banking Bloomberg / Bradley Keoun

U.S. Leading Economic Indicators Index Rose 0.1% Bloomberg / Bob Willis


The U.S. Economic Outlook Federal Reserve Board / Frederic S. Mishkin

The dubious value-add of appraisers Marketwatch / Chris Plummer

Fidelity: Turning around a really big ship Money via CNN / Penelope Wang

Factory jobs: 3 million lost since 2000 AP via Yahoo and Bondhead Referral / Martin Crutsinger

Economy viewed as slowing, but indicators are mixed AP via South Florida Sun Sentinel / Candice Choi

Big Caps Outshine In Broad Rally Investors Business Daily / Vincent Mao

Dow closes at record high; flirts with 13,000 LA Times / Tom Petruno

Xerox Q1 Earnings Up Nearly 17 Percent AP via LA Times / Stephen Singer

Natural and Neutral Rates of Interest in Theory and Policy Formulation Ludwig Von Mises Institute / Roger W. Garrison

U.S. Treasuries Gain Most in Seven Weeks on Slower Inflation Bloomberg / Deborah Finestone and Aaron Pan

House OKs Bill Addressing Executive Pay AP via Forbes / Jim Abrams

Government posted over 100,000 Social Security numbers on Web AP via San Diego Union Tribune / Michael J. Sniffen

Oil Jumps on Speculation Shipments Will Be Cut as Nigeria Votes Bloomberg / Mark Shenk

Treasurys lower as stocks take center stage Marketwatch / Leslie Wines

Does Fed Transparency Fuel Growth? Ludwig von Mises Institute / Frank Shostak

The Latest Inflation Numbers Are Worrying / Donald Luskin

Stocks Up on Earnings; Dow Nears 13,000 AP via Allentown Morning Call / Joe Bel Bruno

Friday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Schlumberger 1Q Profit Up 63 Percent AP via Newsday / John Porretto

Caterpillar's earnings slip Chicago Tribune / James P. Miller

Google's TroubleClick Forbes / Andy Greenberg

Sony Ericsson more than doubles profit in first quarter AP via Globe and Mail

Marriott's Stock Tumbles on Forecast As Quarterly Profit Triples Washington Post / Michael S. Rosenwald

D-FW home prices go up and down Dallas Morning News / Steve Brown

FL: Metro Orlando shines in employment report Orlando Sentinel / Christopher Boyd

States Stepped Away From Borrowing Buffet in 2006 Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

U.S. Stocks Rally on Earnings; Dow Sets a 3rd Straight Record Bloomberg / Michael Patterson

McDonald's Profit Climbs 22 Percent AP via Forbes / Dave Carpenter

Unbridled ambition got the best of Nacchio Denver Post / Al Lewis

Gold rallies, nears $700 an ounce Marketwatch / Polya Lesova

Dollar steadies after overnight sell-off Marketwatch / Wanfeng Zhou

Federal Reserve Events Reuters

CA: Property tax falling for 50,000 Sacramento County homeowners Sacramento Bee / Jim Wasserman

Broker: NASD prejudged me NY Post / Roddy Boyd

BOE's King Writes the First `Dear Gordon' Letter Bloomberg / John M. Berry

'Upside Down' Home Sellers Owe More Than They Get Washington Post / Nancy Trejos

Treasuries Set to Snap Four Weeks of Losses on Slower Inflation Bloomberg / Wes Goodman

How to tell when good news isn't, and act accordingly Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

GM Says Delphi Bankruptcy Agreement Still Possible Bloomberg / Jeff Green

Big Money in Little Screens NY times / Miguel Helft

Fanciful consortium bid for ABN Amro may already be holed below the water line Independent / Jeremy Warner

China May Raise Rates Twice This Year to Cool Economy Bloomberg / Nipa Piboontanasawat and Patricia Chua

Crude Oil Rises on Speculation of Increased Gasoline Demand Bloomberg / Megumi Yamanaka


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

Paulson Says China Must Yield `Tangible Results' on Yuan, Trade Bloomberg / Kevin Carmichael and Matthew Benjamin

CA: State economy weathers storm Sacramento Bee / Dale Kasler

TX: Home ownership could turn into a nightmare San Antonio Express News / Sanford Nowlin

Experts say Wall Street could be poised for more AP via Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Joe Bel Bruno

LEI and KRWI - It's Different This Time? Northern Trust via Safehaven / Paul Kasriel

European Bonds Post Weekly Gain as Investors Shun Risky Assets Bloomberg / Aaron Pan and Gavin Finch

Treasuries Posted Biggest Gains Since March on Slower Inflation Bloomberg / Deborah Finestone and Aaron Pan

House wants investors to vote on executive pay LA Times / Jonathan Peterson

Another big week on Wall Street coming CNN / Alexandra Twin

DOW nearing lucky 13,000 NY Post / Paul Tharp

U.S. Stocks Gain, Pushing Dow to Record Three Times, on Profits Bloomberg / Nick Baker

US presses China on yuan reform BBC News



When it comes to hybrid investments, devil's in the details Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Gregory M. Drahuschak

ABN Selling LaSalle to Bank of America AP via Washington Post

ABN Amro, Barclays near $80 bln merger – report Marketwatch / John Shinal

Why some hot ETFs are tripping up some investors Wall Street Journal via St. Louis Post Dispatch / Diya Gullapalli

A storm is brewing Marketwatch / Chuck Jaffe

Electronic banking booms, but cash, checks persist Wichita Eagle / Jerry Siebenmark

Timing ‘crucial to earnings announcements’ $ FT / Francesco Guerrera

Disclosure rules provide new look at execs’ pay St. Louis Post Dispatch / David Nicklaus

Can't Pay The Loan but Won't Pick Up the Phone Washington Post / Michelle Singletary

Euro backs down from lofty level as pound stays strong AP and CAN via Taipei Times

US Congress could slice buy-out wealth FT / Ben White and Eoin Callan

GOP Troubles May Hurt Bid To Retake Congress in 2008 Washington Post / Jonathan Weisman

India: Hopes for RBI rate-hike pause Marketwatch / V. Phani Kumar

China's reserves up by $1 million every minute Bloomberg via Mercury News

Growth Weakened as Homebuilding Slumped: U.S. Economy Preview Bloomberg / Carlos Torres

Economy growth likely weaker in first quarter Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

Subprime woes take wide toll Sacramento Bee / Tom Sullivan

Appraisers appraise mortgage mess Boston Herald / Kenneth R. Harney

U.S. going broke; guess who will pay? Dallas Morning News / Scott Burns

Administration poised to open border to trucks San Diego Union Tribune / Paul M. Krawzak

Riding the momentum: Buying stocks at 52-week highs can pay off Chicago Tribune via Orlando Sentinel / Andrew Countryman

Consumer concerns drive down auto sales San Diego Union Tribune / Dean Callbreath

Dow rise good for cash out NY Post / Janet Whitman

Dow 13,000: A simple matter of supply and demand NY Post / Terry Keenan

U.S. dollar's decline has wide-reaching effects AP via Dallas Fort Worth star Telegram / Tim Paradis

Barclays' knight hasn't slain the RBS dragon yet Independent / Andrew Murray-Watson

Can Fred shred again? Guardian – Observer / Heather Connon

France: Too many jobless and a feeling of failure - but how badly does France want to change? Independent / Hamish McRae

UK: Ten years on, is the Bank still in control? Guardian – Observer / Heather Stewart

UK: A blip in inflation, a high pound - suddenly, it's just like old times Guardian – Observer / William Keegan


The Latest ETF Tracks Natural Gas Futures Investors Business Daily / Marie Beerens

Another brick in the wall Marketwatch / Dr. Irwin Kellner

Reach for yield doesn't mean taking more chances Marketwatch / Murray Coleman

New England Economic Indicators Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Safe and Sound Banking: Past, Present, and Future Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Target sees 'much weaker' April sales Reuters via CNN

3M faces hurdles on several fronts Marketwatch / Laura Mandaro

Social conservatives rally an investor army Christian Science Monitor / G. Jeffrey MacDonald

Chicago Fed Index Points To Weak GDP Report On Friday Northern Trust via Safehaven / Paul Kasriel

RBS angered by sale of ABN unit FT / Peter Thal Larsen, Jane Croft and Ian Bickerton

FL: Prediction for S. Florida March home-sale figures -- more of the same South Florida Sun Sentinel / Paul Owers

Boston Scientific 1Q Profit Tumbles AP via Washington Post / Mark Jewell

Kimberly-Clark 1Q Profit Up 64 Percent AP via Washington Post

TI earnings fall 4 percent amid inventory glut AP via Dallas Morning News

Analysts predict auto sales slowdown AP via San Antonio Express News / Tom Krisher

Barclay-ABM Deal Faces Potential Foes (Not RBS) Forbes / Paul Maidment

Fed rate cut is necessary to stimulate the economy FXStreet / George Marshal

U.S. homes data may struggle to lift bonds further Reuters / Burton Frierson

Treasuries Increase, Following Gains in European Securities Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton and Deborah Finestone

Amazon falls on downgrade Marketwatch / Ben Charny

U.S. Stocks Fall as Crude Oil Advances; Dow Drops From Record Bloomberg / Nick Baker

Trustees see Medicare trust fund dry by 2019 Marketwatch / William L. Watts

Social Security, Medicare: 'problematic' CNN / Jeanne Sahadi

Minimum wage increase inches closer CNN / Chris Zappone

Senators urge Fed to protect subprime borrowers Marketwatch / Robert Schroeder

Make or break? The Economist

Bank of America Gets Best Stock Prices for Managers Bloomberg / Yalman Onaran

Crude Oil Surges as Nigeria Election Dispute May Curb Supply Bloomberg / Mark Shenk

Review and Preview Morgan Stanley / Ted Wieseman

Explaining the Capex Conundrum Morgan Stanley / Richard Berner

Improving, slowly The Economist

The Missing Link to Global Rebalancing Morgan Stanley / Stephen Roach

Falling dollar could cause big shifts AP via Allentown Morning Call / Tim Paradis

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

Crude realities Marketwatch / John Spence

Vonage, Facing Bankruptcy on Patent Case, Seeks Court Reprieve Bloomberg / Jeff St.Onge

Monday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Stocks Open Flat With Dow Near 13,000 AP via Allentown Morning Call / Madlen Read

Nacchio's 'defense-lite' strategy backfires Business Week via MSNBC / Christopher Palmeri

Chicago Fed National Activity Index pdf Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Lobbyists Profit From Power Shift In Congress Washington Post / Jeffrey H. Birnbaum

Hedge-Fund Ties Help Edwards Campaign Washington Post / John Solomon and Alec MacGillis

Trade pacts nearing collapse Long Beach Press Telegram / Kristopher Hanson

Ohio tries to fend off foreclosures / Pamela M. Prah

Ignore The Cheerleader, Sell Yahoo! Forbes / Chad Brand

ABN Agrees To Barclays Bid; RBS Considers Higher Offer Forbes / Parmy Olson

NYC Plans for Population Boom by 2030 Forbes / Sara Kugler

Data overload: Where do we keep it all? St. Petersburg Times / Madhusmita Bora

Banks end '06 strong, face hurdles in '07, financial group finds Palm Beach Post / Randy Diamond

What, John Dessauer worry? Marketwatch / Peter Brimelow

FL: Forced to deal with rising cost of living, many S. Fla. residents are taking second jobs South Florida Sun Sentinel / Jeff Zbar

In Case You Missed It: Charts Show Bond Rally Is Over Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton

Countrywide's Mozilo Says Regulators May Worsen Subprime Losses Bloomberg / Jody Shenn

Treasuries Little Changed Before Auctions, Home Sales Reports Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton and Deborah Finestone

Chicago Fed March nat'l activity index up slightly Reuters

Federal Reserve Events Reuters

Gold futures edge down as dollar posts gains Marketwatch / Polya Lesova

Oil Prices Hover Above $64 a Barrel AP via Chicago Tribune

Gasoline at $4 Coming to a Pump Near You, Unfazed by Rising Tab Bloomberg / Joe Carroll

Economists warn of perils of expiring tax cuts Washington Times / Patrice Hill

Investors set their sights on Dow 13,000 NY Post / Paul Tharp

Dow Poised to Climb Past 13,000 Mark AP via LA Times / Madlen Read

Starbucks brand getting diluted? AP via Newsday

Globalisation is forcing the Bank of England to adopt a new approach to interest rates Independent / Stephen King

Japan's Debt Rating Raised By S&P as Deficit Declines Bloomberg / Drew Gibson and Jason Clenfield

Paulson May Be Unable to Get China, U.S. Off Collision Course Bloomberg / Matthew Benjamin

Morgan Stanley Names Chief Economist Roach as Asia Chairman Bloomberg / Cathy Chan

Yen Falls as Stock Gains Prompt Traders to Seek Higher Yields Bloomberg / Kosuke Goto and Stanley White

Japan's Inflation May Quicken, Allowing Higher Rates Bloomberg / Mayumi Otsuma


Housing market clouds outlook for U.S. economy AP via Minneapolis star Tribune / Anne D’innocenzio

SC: Coast plagues S.C. housing market The State / Kristy Eppley Rupon

Apple’s Jobs ‘was warned’ on options FT / Kevin Allison, Richard Waters and Brooke Masters results exceed view; Sun shares fall Marketwatch / Carla Mozee

Behind Big Blue's Big Buyback Forbes / Evelyn M. Rusli

Economic Armageddon Is Coming Market Oracle / Joel S Hirschhorn

Don't let your ARM break you Marketwatch / Jennifer Openshaw

SEC Charges 2 Former Apple Officers AP via Newsday / May Wong

Little Bits of Paper Make a Big Gift NY Times / Matthew Healey

Corn futures lower on government report AP via Houston Chronicle

Why a heavily hyped investment bank is MIA Fortune via CNN / Jennifer Reingold

Treasury bonds boosted by housing data AP via Houston Chronicle

Legg Mason chief steps down Baltimore Sun / Laura Smitherman

Optimal Retirement Asset Decumulation Strategies: The Impact of Housing Wealth Federal Reserve Bank of Boston / Wei Sun,  Robert K. Triest,  and Anthony Webb

Bank Runs and Institutions: The Perils of Intervention pdf Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond / Huberto M. Ennis

GM at No. 2: Not such a bad thing CNN / Chris Isidore

Dow retreats after nearing 13,000 AP via Bradenton Journal

Dow ends higher on IBM boost Reuters / Ellis Mnyandu 1Q profit doubles AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer / Jessica Mintz

Vonage Dodges Guillotine Forbes / Dan Frommer

Vonage injunction stayed in patent case AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer / Matthew Barakat

Profits keep on rolling, though maybe not as robust as quarters past. Will some cash flow back to you and me? CNN / Steve Hargreaves

U.S. Economy: Home Sales and Consumer Confidence Drop Bloomberg / Courtney Schlisserman and Bob Willis

The Bond Bear The Speculative Investor via Safehaven / Steve Saville

Treasuries Gain as Home Sales Fall to the Lowest in Four Years Bloomberg / Deborah Finestone

Dollar Falls to Near Record Low Against Euro on Housing Report Bloomberg / Bo Nielsen and Min Zeng

Tuesday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Nasdaq Hits the Common Sense Selling Target / James B. Stewart

TX: Subprime problems lead to 771 job losses at WMC Mortgage Dallas Fort Worth Star Telegram / Barry Shlachter

China: Breathing fire The Economist

Australia's costly drought The Economist

UK: Bank sees 'sharp' inflation drop BBC News

Consumer confidence tumbles to 9-month low Reuters via CNN

Bonds prices rise on steep decline in home sales Reuters / Richard Leong

U.S. Home Resales Fall in March to Lowest Since 2003 Bloomberg / Courtney Schlisserman and Shobhana Chandra

One way to get housing back on it’s feet NY Post / John Crudele

Home sales: Worst drop in 18 years CNN

Gold edges down as traders eye mixed dollar moves Marketwatch / Myra P. Saefong and Polya Lesova

The Wal-Mart Squeeze Forbes / Tom Van Riper

AT&T 1Q Profit Doubles, Revenue Climbs AP via LA Times / Michelle Roberts

U.S. Stock Funds Take Back Seat Amid Global Rush Bloomberg / Chet Currier

Rewarding Roach NY Post / Roddy Boyd

Recess Time? Daily Standard / Irwin M. Stelzer

Subprime Bondholders May Lose $75 Billion in U.S. Housing Slump Bloomberg / Mark Pittman

Haines’ Swap Warnings Bond Buyer / Lynn Hume

Nail that siding tight! Metal thieves grow brash Christian Science Monitor / Ben Arnoldy

MA: Home sales drop again: Market may not be at bottom yet Boston Herald / Jerry Kronenberg

In Las Vegas, Too Many Hotels Are Never Enough NY Times / Gary Rivlin

Rival Offer Could Derail ABN Merger NY Times / Julia Werdigier

Taiwan: Unemployment rate close to six-year low, hirings are up Bloomberg via Taipei Times

Unexpected LaSalle sale seals ABN deal with Barclays London Times / Patrick Hosking

Top three fund managers earn over $1bn $ FT / James Mackintosh

Yen Gains for Second Day Against Euro Before BOJ Growth Outlook Bloomberg / Kosuke Goto and David McIntyre

Australia's Consumer Prices Rise Less Than Expected Bloomberg / Hans van Leeuwen



BlackRock chief warns on leveraged loans FT / Richard Beales and Chrystia Freeland

Primary Dealers Survey Forecasts Declining Interest Rates, Lower U.S. Treasury Issuance Based on Reduced Budget Deficit Forecast Bond Market Association

Iowa man arrested in Janus threats Denver Post / Aldo Svaldi

Gas prices creep up; some dare ponder $4 Newsday / Tom Incantalupo

S&P More Than Triples Alt A Mortgage Bonds It May Cut Bloomberg / Jody Shenn

Freddie Mac Portfolio Surpasses Fannie Mae's Holdings Bloomberg / Jody Shenn

Fed Says U.S. Growth 'Only' Moderate As Housing, Factories Try To Recover Investors Business Daily / Scott Stoddard

$1.7B for top hedge fund earner Newsday / Keiko Morris

Royal Bank of Scotland begins bidding war for ABN Amro International Herald Tribune / Julia Werdigier

Minorities hit hard by rising costs of subprime loans USA Today / Sue Kirchhoff and Judy Keen

Is Dow's first close above 13,000 a cause for worry? AP via Detroit News / Madlen Read and Tim Paradis

Do We Hear 14000? / Mark Glassman

Amazon’s rebound FT / Lex

Presenting the bullish case for equities FT / Jeremy Siegel

Dow tops 13,100 on way to record close Kansas City Star / Rick Babson

Going on holiday? The Economist

Visitors say U.S. is no vacation South Florida Sun Sentinel / Kimi Yoshino

Canada: Bank of Canada Governor David Dodge will not seek second term Bank of Canada

Bad banker, good story Marketwatch / David Weidner

Apple 2Q profits jump 88 percent AP via Seattle Times / May Wong

Finally, a lucky 13 for Dow CNN / Alexandra Twin

American car buyers turn to Japan Fresno Bee / Jeff St. John and Dennis Pollock

Treasury prices down despite mixed data AP via Houston Chronicle

Beige Book Federal Reserve Board

Fed sees moderate growth in country AP via Houston Chronicle / Jeannine Aversa

House Passes Spending Bill With Iraq Withdrawal Plan Bloomberg / Nicholas Johnston

The not-super rich may get AMT break CNN / Jeanne Sahadi

German economy 'to grow by 2.3%' BBC News

Most U.S. Doctors Have Ties to Drug, Device Industry Bloomberg / Michelle Fay Cortez

H.R. 698, The Industrial Bank Holding Company Act of 2007 FDIC / Sheila C. Blair

Greater Washington Jump$tart Coalition financial education event Federal Reserve Board / Ben S. Bernanke

Industrial loan companies Federal Reserve Board / Donald L. Kohn

Fed's Kohn says ILCs create unlevel playing field Reuters

Wednesday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Companies do battle with banks over naked shorting / Alix Nyberg Stuart

U.S. Stocks Rise, Pushing Dow Average Above 13,000 for 1st Time Bloomberg / Nick Baker

UPS blames economy for earnings drop FT / Daniel Pimlott

Colgate-Palmolive 1Q Earnings Rise AP via Forbes

U.S. GAAP: Riding Off into the Sunset? / Dave Cook and Stephen Taub

API reports 5.5 million-barrel rise in crude supply Marketwatch / Myra P. Saefong

Now It's War Forbes / Liz Moyer

Orders for big-ticket items jump AP via Seattle Times / Martin Crutsinger

New-Home Sales in U.S. Increase 2.6% to 858,000 Pace Bloomberg / Courtney Schlisserman

Treasurys turn up after sluggish home sales data Marketwatch / Leslie Wines

Dow tops 13,000 for first time ever CNN / Alexandra Twin

Boeing 1Q Earns Rise 27 Percent AP via Forbes / Ashley Heher

General Dynamics 1Q profit rises 16 pct AP via Houston Chronicle

UPS 1Q profit dips 13.5 percent AP via Houston Chronicle / Daniel Yee

Foreclosures surge on mortgage woes CNN / Les Christie

Mortgage Applications Increase in Latest MBA Survey Mortgage Bankers Association

Dollar sinks to near all-time low against euro AP via Detroit News / Matt Moore

Five Reasons to Think the Pound Will Get Stronger Bloomberg / Matthew Lynn

Subprime `Liar Loans' Fuel Housing Bust With $1 Billion Fraud Bloomberg / Bob Ivry

U.S. Notes May Rise on Speculation Fed Report to Show Slowing Bloomberg / Wes Goodman

Illinois Asks for Proposals Bond Buyer / Yvette Shields

Durable Goods Orders in U.S. Probably Increased Last Month Bloomberg / Joe Richter

RBS has 13 days to win LaSalle Telegraph / hilip Aldrick

UK: Brown's hike in spending blamed for interest rises Scotsman / James / Kirkup

What’s Really Squeezing the Middle Class? NY Times / David Leonhardt

South Korean Economy Grew 0.9% on Exports, Consumers Bloomberg / Seyoon Kim

Japan's Trade Surplus Widens to Record on Exports Bloomberg / Lily Nonomiya

Taiwan Power Shortage May Be Bigger Threat Than China Missiles Bloomberg / Yu-huay Sun

Yen Gains on Speculation Investors Repatriating Bond Earnings Bloomberg / Stanley White and Ron Harui

China Humbles U.S., Japan in Asian Charm Game Bloomberg / William Pesek


Inflation, Dow 13K and the Second Great Depression BullNotBull via Safehaven / M.A. Nystrom

Risk appetite returns $ FT / John Authers

ABN tries to impose curbs on RBS offer FT / Peter Thal Larsen, Ian Bickerton and Pan Kwan Yuk

A Look at the Ins and Outs of Mutual Fund Mergers / Rob Wherry

Going after 'lazy money' with 4.25% checking Fortune via CNN / Jon Birger

Amid housing bust, some markets still boom MSNBC / Allison Lim

Dow 13,000: Who among us saw it coming? The supply-siders, of course National Review / Jerry Bowyer

Experts: Ride the stock market wave Newsday / Tami Luhby

Microsoft 3Q Profit Jumps 65 Percent AP via LA Times / Jessica Mintz

Delinquencies Slow for Subprime Loans in ABX Indexes Bloomberg / Jody Shenn

Federal Workers Owe Billions in Back Taxes Washington Post / Kathleen Day

Get Off The Grid! Forbes / Dan Frommer

Weak growth not enough to bolster rate cut hopes Reuters / Burton Frierson

The U.S. Economy: Prospects and a Puzzle Revisited Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco / Janet L. Yellen

Fed's Yellen says inflation, growth risks rising Reuters / Tamawa Kadoya

Watching, waiting Fed's best course, Yellen says Marketwatch / Greg Robb

Sale of the century The Economist

Dow posts 2nd straight record close CNN / Alexandra Twin

Still separate after all these years The Economist

US 30-year mortgage rates little changed in week Reuters

America's hottest job markets Business 2.0 via CNN / Paul Kaihla

KC Fed manufacturing index 26 in April Reuters

Survey of Tenth District Manufacturers Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

Treasurys Prices Lower AP via Washington Post

Indexes tread water before GDP Reuters / Jennifer Coogan

Stocks Mixed In Early Trade Investors Business Daily / Vincent Mao

Thursday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Wall Street turns its attention to 14,000 AP via Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Joe Bel Bruno

Wagoner says GM will 'fight hard' AP via Lansing State Journal / Ken Thomas

Apple shares hit new all-time high Marketwatch / Dan Gallagher

Ford Loss Narrows to $282 Million on Gains in Europe Bloomberg / Bill Koenig

Oil retreats, holds above $65 a barrel AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer

Who's to blame? McClatchy via Charlotte News and Observer / Kevin G. Hall

Asset managers see quarterly performance gains Marketwatch / Murray Coleman

Prudence pays off AP via Akron Beacon Journal / Tim Paradis

Gold falls as dollar rebounds, oil declines Marketwatch / Polya Lesova

Federal Reserve Events Reuters

U.S. Treasuries Little Changed as Initial Jobless Claims Fall Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton and Deborah Finestone

MBIA Interest, Loss Expenses Limit 1st-Quarter Profit Bloomberg / Christine Richard

More on how I’d Revive the housing market NY Post / John Crudele

Countrywide's Profit Declines on Subprime Mortgages Bloomberg / Will Edwards

Pulte, Beazer, Ryland Have Losses on Land Writedowns Bloomberg / Brian Louis

Jobless claims see largest fall in 9 weeks AP via MSNBC

The Sky Is Not Falling Forbes / Charles Biderman

Comcast net income up 80% Marketwatch / Steve Gelsi

Ford Loss Narrows to $282 Million on Gains in Europe Bloomberg / Bill Koenig

Can Detroit Accelerate? Forbes / Tom Van Riper

Safeway investment pays off; profit jumps 22% Marketwatch / Jennifer Waters

How to Hitch Your Wagon to the Hedge-Fund Stars Bloomberg / Mark Gilbert

France's Sarkozy Is No Maggie Thatcher Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

Mexico: U.S. housing slump hits home LA Times / Marla Dickerson

Barclays Probed by SEC Over Bankruptcy Conflicts, People Say Bloomberg / Otis Bilodeau

Treasuries May Rise; Report to Show Slowing Economic Growth Bloomberg / Wes Goodman

Lease Deal Parties Got Bonds As Well As Fees Bond Buyer / Alison L. McConnell

Lenders act to limit US foreclosures Christian Science Monitor / Mark Trumbull

Bulls snorting over stocks, but not yet stampeding Marketwatch / Peter Brimelow

Amazingly, Barclays' ABN offer may not seal the deal Telegraph / Damian Reece

Here's one way through the ABN conundrum for Sir Fred, but it is hardly an easy one Independent / Jeremy Warner

In Europe, Growing Frenzy for Takeover Deals NY Times / Mark Landler

Run on Wall Street Sends Dow Above 13,000 NY Times / Vikas Bajaj

China's Protein Gap Will Stoke Global Inflation: Andy Mukherjee Bloomberg / Andy Mukherjee


Bond Swaps Are Costly, If You Don't Know the Price Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

Congress Wrangles Over Bush's Expiring Tax Cuts Bloomberg / John M. Berry

Spend, spend, spend: There's no stopping the U.S. consumer Marketwatch / Jennifer Waters

Economy crawls, raising recession fears AP via Seattle Times / Jeannine Aversa

Does Intel fear $100 laptops? Fortune via CNN / David Kirkpatrick

US RATE FUTURES-Turn down, see Fed focused on inflation Reuters / Ros Krasny

Unpacking Social Interactions pdf Federal Reserve Bank of Boston / Ethan Cohen-Cole and Giulio Zanella

Treasuries Advance as Economic Growth Slowed in First Quarter Bloomberg / Deborah Finestone and Elizabeth Stanton

Friday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

'IT'S A NEW FORD': Strong results take pressure off workers worried about jobs Detroit Free Press / Sarah A. Webster

AT&T CEO Whitacre to Retire June 3 AP via Chicago Tribune / Michelle Roberts

Nacchio's lawyers to seek retrial Rocky Mountain News / Jeff Smith

Inflation rages at fastest pace in 16 years, data show Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

New name in chase for LaSalle Chicago Tribune / Becky Yerak

TX: Houston business leaders show optimism in survey Houston Chronicle

CO: Apartment construction surges Denver Post / Margaret Jackson

FASB, IASB Begin Rethinking Leases / Sarah Johnson

Personal Accounts or Bust National Review / Pat Toomey

Saudi arrests suspects planning oil attacks Reuters via FT

Fed up with the fast life Fortune via CNN / David Whitford

Economic growth slowest in four years CNN / Chris Isidore

U.S. Economy: Growth Slows to Least in Four Years Bloomberg / Joe Richter

Gauge of U.S. economy rose in latest week: ECRI Reuters

Spending May Take a Hit as U.S. Home Prices Decline Bloomberg / Bob Willis

30-year mortgages show lower rate for 2nd straight week AP via Baltimore Sun

Dow 18,000 In Three Years? Forbes / Rich Karlgaard

Goodyear posts 1st-quarter loss AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer

Crude futures fall under $65; reformulated gas prices gain Marketwatch / Myra P. Saefong

Dollar Weakens to All-Time Low Against Euro as Economy Slows Bloomberg / Min Zeng and Bo Nielsen

Mexico Central Bank Unexpectedly Raises Rate to 7.25% Bloomberg / Patrick Harrington

Bank of Montreal Has Trading Loss of C$450 Million Bloomberg / Doug Alexander

U.S. Treasuries May Rise; Yellen Says Inflation Likely to Drop Bloomberg / Wes Goodman and Kevin Lim

U.S. Growth Probably Slowed Last Quarter on Housing, Investment Bloomberg / Joe Richter

The Pressure of Great Expectations NY Times / Andrew Ross Sorkin

ABN Amro Investors Push for Higher Bid NY Times / Julia Werdigier

Top market timers staying strong on stocks Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

Toshiba Quarterly Profit Down 37 Pct. AP via Washington Post / Hans Greimel

As GM goes into second place, so goes the country Marketwatch / Thomas Kostigen

Nintendo Profits Up 77 Pct. on Wii Sales Washington Post / Hiroko Tabuchi

Strong Quarter at Microsoft, and an Upbeat ’08 Outlook, Bring Wall St. a Sigh of Relief NY Times / Steve Lohr

Crude Oil Rises With Gasoline on U.S., European Refining Risks Bloomberg / Christian Schmollinger

UK: Rate rise likely after further house price hike Scotsman

ABN shareholders attack board Telegraph / Philip Aldrick

Japanese Bonds Rise on Decline in Consumer Prices, Production Bloomberg / Issei Morita

Yen Set for Eighth Weekly Loss Versus Euro on Japan's Inflation Bloomberg / Ron Harui and Stanley White

Japan Consumer Prices Fall, Factory Output Unexpectedly Slumps Bloomberg / Mayumi Otsuma and Lily Nonomiya



Dutch Court To Rule On ABN Amro's LaSalle Sale Thursday Dow Jones via CNN

Capital Spending Suggests Hard Landing Mish’s Global Economic Trend Analysis via Safehaven / Mike Shedlock

Slowdown or recession? AP via Clarion Ledger

Fed's Yellen: Economy likely to 'pick up steam' Reuters via CNN

U.S. stocks set for pullback as jobs report looms Marketwatch / Carla Mozee

Foreclosure Buying Not as Easy as It Looks on TV NY Daley News via Washington Post

Treasuries Decline as Business Spending, Inflation Accelerate Bloomberg / Deborah Finestone and Elizabeth Stanton

U.S. Stocks Rise for 4th Straight Week; Dow Surpasses 13,000 Bloomberg / Michael Patterson

BofA's LaSalle offer far from done deal Charlotte Observer / Rick Rothacker

Economy lags, but it may be far from spent LA Times / Lisa Girion

Economy at Its Slowest in 4 Years NY Times / Eduardo Porter and Jeremy W. Peters

Dollar Drops to All-Time Low Against Euro as U.S. Growth Slows Bloomberg / Min Zeng and Kim-Mai Cutler


The Road To Hyperinflation TreasureChests via Safehaven / Captain Hook

Job outlook best in years for graduates Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Anya Sostek

BofA threatens legal action against ABN FT / Peter Thal Larsen and Ian Bickerton

Are 'bond bears' just crying wolf? Chicago Sun Times / David Roeder

Fixed-income ladder beats interest blues Bradenton Journal / Diane Tucker

How to Depress Spenders, and How to Lift Them Up NY Times / Phyllis Korkki

Softer data persist into second quarter: economists Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

Employment Gain Smallest in Two Years: U.S. Economy Preview Bloomberg / Carlos Torres

Amid takeover battle, ABN chief's job called at risk Marketwatch / Robert Schroeder

Weaker dollar provides a windfall for U.S. firms AP via Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Joe Bel Bruno

Holy Dow! Market’s Rise Tied To Dollar’s Dive NY Post / Terry Keenan

Beware of Too Much Good News NY Times / Conrad De Aenlle

Stay Cool When Hot NY Post

Could be the best April on Wall Street in years Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Gregory M. Drahuschak

Midcap Stocks May Be Just the Right Size Wall Street Journal / Anjali Cordeiro

When It Comes to Yield, How High Is Too High? NY Times / J. Alex Tarquinio

Do Your Homework (or Buy an Index Fund) Marketwatch via NY Times / Mark Hulbert

One Crisis After Another, but Sony Shares Keep Surging NY Times / Richard Siklos

A focus on appraisals in a snap Chicago Tribune / Mary Umberger

OH: Take my house ... please! Cincinnati Enquirer / James McNair

CA: Housing market a multilevel affair LA Times / Gayle Pollard-Terry

Flippers flop as housing market cools AP via Settle Post Intelligencer / Ryan Nakashima

China Tells Banks to Set Aside More Money as Reserves Bloomberg / Nipa Piboontanasawat and Irene Shen


Bond Demand Put Risky Subprime Borrowers Into Homes Bondheads / Jody Shenn

Pessimism Previls At Dow Breakout Option Advisor via Forbes / Todd Salamone

Here comes $3 gas again, and it could get worse USA Today / Barbara Hagenbaugh and James R. Healey

Top 10 millionaire counties CNN

Circuit City stock tumbles after weakened outlook Dow Jones via CNN

Slump isn’t slowing vacation home sales AP via MSNBC

SIFMA Standardized Format for CDO Data Files Adopted by LaSalle Bank Bond Market Association

Dallas Fed manufacturing index shows slower growth AP and Dow Jones via Dallas Morning News

Roads to riches Business Week via MSNBC / Emily Thornton

Millionaire households at record CNN / Jeanne Sahadi

Moody's Raises Rating on AMD Debt AP via Forbes

The Federal Government’s Role in Empowering Americans to Make Informed Financial Decisions FDIC / Sheila C. Bair

Bullish real estate economist to step down Reuters via CNN

Afternoon Sell-Off Leaves Stocks Sharply Lower Investors Business Daily / Juan Carlos Arancibia

Stocks fall on weak data; April ends on record gains Marketwatch / Nick Godt

Daily newspaper circulation falls 2.1 percent AP via Houston Chronicle / Seth Sutel

Beefy Earnings Stump Analysts Fred Alger Management via Forbes / Zachary Karabell

Another Bidding War? Forbes / Liz Moyer

Presidential Candidates Dance Around Capitalism's Benefits / Jonathan Hoenig

Treasuries Gain Most in Seven Weeks Amid Stability in Inflation Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton and Kim-Mai Cutler

Homes: Big drop in speculation CNN / Les Christie

Federal Reserve Events Reuters

March incomes up but core prices steady Reuters / Mark Felsenthal

Oil prices fall, gasoline rises AP via Houston Chronicle / John Wilen

Fighting about the war The Economist

Review and Preview Morgan Stanley / Ted Wieseman

Playing with Fire Morgan Stanley / Stephen Roach

Chicago Purchasing Managers' Index Fell to 52.9 in April Bloomberg / Courtney Schlisserman

Income growth outpaces spending CNN

Monday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Sell in May and walk away? Not so fast CNN / Alexandra Twin

Why does gas price keep rising? Greed, demand, politics blamed Detroit Free Press / Alejandro Bodipo-Memba

Gold futures flat in early trade Forbes / Polya Lesova

The ECB and the Euro Morgan Stanley / Elga Bartsch

Ignoring the Euro (So Far) Morgan Stanley / Eric Chaney

Dollar drops on dip in US core PCE deflator AFX via Forbes

UK: Interest rates 'must hit 5.75%' BBC News

U.S. Spending Rose 0.3% in March; Core Prices Unchanged Bloomberg / Joe Richter

Defaults Plague Little-Known Big Lender Washington Post / Steven Mufson

Loss of U.S. manufacturing jobs accelerating AP via Akron Beacon Journal / Martin Crutsinger

Verizon Profit Drops 8.4% on Network Investments Bloomberg / Crayton Harrison

U.S. stock futures edge lower to start the week Marketwatch / Steve Goldstein

On The Fed, Funny Money, Fascism And Gold Seeking Alpha / Jason Hamlin

Why Ben has had to bin his pipe and slippers Independent / Stephen King

Helping those facing foreclosure is better than dealing with effects Washington Post via South Florida Sun Sentinel / Michelle Singletary

Bernanke Is Wrong on Inflation, Goldman, Merrill Say Bloomberg / Daniel Kruger

U.S. Treasuries Gain Before Inflation, Business Activity Report Bloomberg / Gavin Finch

Housing? What Housing? I Don't See Any Housing Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

Foreclosure: an auction adventure LA Times / Annette Haddad

Inflation is largest issue, economists say USA Today / Sue Kirchhoff and Barbara Hansen

U.S. Consumer Spending Probably Grew Last Month, Economists Say Bloomberg / Joe Richter

Canada Outgrows China as Newest Market for Worldwide Borrowers Bloomberg / Doug Alexander

Condemned To Google Hell Forbes / Andy Greenberg

A future with less oil and more hard choices LA Times / Elizabeth Douglass

Oil Prices Fall Slightly in Asia Trading AP via Chicago Tribune / Tanalee Smith

Apocalypse later ... maybe Marketwatch / Peter Brimelow

European April Confidence Stays Close to 6-Year High Bloomberg / Fergal O'Brien