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Affluent investors fret over U.S. losing its edge Marketwatch / Thomas Kostigen

Dow Jones mulls Murdoch offer; family to reject Marketwatch / David B. Wilkerson & Russ Britt

Vonage Asks Appeals Court to Toss Out Verizon Verdict Bloomberg / Jeff St.Onge

Can the "Axis of Oil" Topple the US Dollar? SirChartsAlot via Safehaven / Gary Dorsch

UK: Three Strikes and Out Pimco / Mike Amey

Dow Jones's Bancroft Family Rejects Murdoch's Offer Bloomberg / Cecile Daurat and Leon Lazaroff

Dow hits record again CNN / Alexandra Twin

The bad boys of oil CNN / Steve Hargreaves

2006 Annual Report Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

2006 Annual Report Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Dropping Out Forbes / Elisabeth Eaves

Wolfowitz hints he may be prepared to resign Guardian / Richard Adams

Gold futures fall over $6, but copper ends higher Marketwatch / Myra P. Saefong

U.S. April auto sales tumble, housing a worry Reuters / Kevin Krolicki

Treasuries Fall as Factory Growth Accelerates; Curve Flattens Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton and Kim-Mai Cutler

Murdoch Goes For Dow Forbes / Joshua Lipton

Ford Reports Weak Sales in April AP via Forbes / Tom Krisher

Stocks fall on manufacturing, home data AP via Beaufort Gazette / Madlen Read

News Corp. makes unsolicited bid for Dow Jones Houston Chronicle

Embracing the Challenge of Free Trade: Competing and Prospering in a Global Economy Federal Reserve Board / Ben S. Bernanke

Bernanke--Trade's overall effect on US jobs: "none" Reuters

Bernanke raps economic isolationism AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer / Martin Crutsinger

Bernanke Warns Against Any U.S. `Retreat Into Protectionism' Bloomberg / Scott Lanman and Vivien Lou Chen

Pending Home Sales Reuters

Pending Sales of Existing Homes in U.S. Fell in March Bloomberg / Bob Willis

The End of Supply-Side? Daily Standard / Irwin M. Stelzer

U.S. gold, silver fall early despite weak dollar Reuters

Qwest profits nearly triple AP via Denver Post / Sandy Shore

Morgan Stanley CFO to Retire AP via Forbes

U.S. April ISM Manufacturing Index Rises to 54.7 From 50.9 Bloomberg / Courtney Schlisserman

Deficit Attention Syndrome Contrary Investor via Safehaven

Tuesday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Vice Fund$ Nice NY Post / Paul Tharp

Merrill Lynch: Bullish on Buybacks / Stephen Taub

CA: Housing bust leaves Valley in the lurch Sacramento Bee / Dale Kasler and Jim Wasserman

Warnings On Student Lenders Unheeded Washington Post / Amit R. Paley

U.S. Stocks Advance, Led by Avon and Qwest on Earnings Reports Bloomberg / Eric Martin and Nick Baker

Want to be your own broker? Here's some help MSNBC / Herb Weisbaum

Federal Reserve Events Reuters

U.S.-China gap widening LA Times / Scott Wilson

U.S. Notes Little Changed Before Data on Manufacturing, Housing Bloomberg / Gavin Finch and Kevin Lim

Islamic Bond Fatwas Surge on Million-Dollar Scholars Bloomberg / Will McSheehy and Shanthy Nambiar

Lessening oil's value to curb demand Newsday / Mark Harrington

Sallie Mae Buyout May Ride on Democrats' Subsidy Plan Bloomberg / Brian Faler

Euro Hits Record High Against Yen AP via Forbes

April Sales Slightly Down in '07 Bond Buyer / Matthew Hudson

Accounting Said to Hide Lender Losses NY Times / Lynnley Browning

Hungry for risk? Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

Hedge funds are Royal Bank of Scotland's new best friends. Best not to get too close Independent / Jeremy Warner

It’s Personal Up in the Stratosphere NY Times / Julia Werdigier

Tales of the Fortune 500 Marketwatch / Marshall Loeb

'The Singularity' is already here! Marketwatch / Paul B. Farrell

Administration Proposes Expanded Energy Drilling NY Times / Edmund L. Andrews

Venezuela 'to withdraw from IMF' BBC News

Japan's Wages Drop, Limiting Consumer Spending Growth Bloomberg / Lily Nonomiya

Dollar Trades Near Record Low Versus Euro Before Housing Report Bloomberg / Kosuke Goto and David McIntyre

Oil Falls a Second Day as Reduced Refining Fills Stockpiles Bloomberg / Hector Forster and Gavin Evans


Insight: The bullish case for the US economy $ FT / Abby Joseph Cohen

US bond markets $ FT / John Authers

Hedge fund study suggests parallels with LTCM crisis Marketwatch / Alistair Barr

A.G. Edwards settles mutual-fund timing case Marketwatch / Jonathan Burton

Federal Reserve is contacting 10,000 families to get data on household finances AP via San Diego Union Tribune / Martin Crutsinger

Political donors' deep pockets can hold sticky details for candidates LA Times / Walter F. Roche Jr. and Michael A. Hiltzik

Symantec Profit Tops Analysts' Estimates; Shares Rise Bloomberg / Dina Bass

MO: Perhaps housing slump here won't hurt quite so much St. Louis Post Dispatch / David Nicklaus

Canada: Opening Statement to the Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce Bank of Canada / David Dodge

The Panic of 1907 Progress Report via Fiend’s Super Bear Page / Fred E. Foldvary

Oil prices steady at under $64 a barrel AP via Houston Chronicle

Oil-field workers striking it rich AP via Houston Chronicle / Tom Fowler

Fed officials see obstacles to lower inflation-WSJ Reuters

Big US mortgage firms won't back subprime principles Reuters

Stocks Bag Broad Gains Investors Business Daily

Stocks Jump As Dow Passes 13,200 AP via LA Times / Tim Paradis

Soaring Gas Prices Already Near Highs, And It's Not The Top Investors Business Daily / Ronald H. Gold

US SWAPS-Spreads narrow, investors await U.S. payrolls data Reuters

Treasuries Fall as Factory Orders Increase; Yield Curve Is Flat Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton

Study: Job of motherhood worth $138K a year Reuters via CNN

BoE's King tells FT secret of good monetary policy Reuters

Prudential 1Q Profit Soars 52 Percent AP via Forbes / Jeffrey Gold

Economists wonder when U.S. job machine will slow Reuters / Joanne Morrison

U.S. Stocks Advance on Earnings; S&P 500 Climbs to 6-Year High Bloomberg / Eric Martin

Measuring Risk in the Hedge Fund Sector Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Lehman to run fixed-income from London FT / Ben White

Treasurys slip after factory report CNN

Wednesday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Stocks rally with media deals at center stage Marketwatch / Nick Godt and Leslie Wines

Detroit's darkest hour Fortune via CNN / Alex Taylor III

Dollar hits two-month high vs. yen Marketwatch / Wanfeng Zhou

Gold Price Manipulation Gold Forecaster via Safehaven / Julian D. W. Phillips

Resentment Against Luxury Lew Rockwell / Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr.

ADP report finds weakest job growth in four years Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

Layoff plans jump 44% to 70,672, Challenger says Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

Oil futures trade near two-week low Marketwatch / Myra P. Saefong

Purchase Applications Increase and Refinance Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Survey Mortgage Bankers Association

Stocks surge on earnings, deals CNN

Blockbuster 1Q Loss Widens AP via Philadelphia Inquirer

The man behind the empire Newsday / Tom Incantalupo

Treasuries Little Changed as Private-Sector Job Growth Slows Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton

Treasury Will Discontinue 3-Year Notes AP via Baltimore Sun / Martin Crutsinger

U.S. Muni Issuers Prepare to Debate Tower Amendment Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

Chicago's $600 Million Debt Sale Leads Municipal Borrowing Bloomberg / Jeremy R. Cooke

Qwest Plans to Sell $400 Million of Senior Notes Due in 2017 Bloomberg / Bryan Keogh

Kentucky Derby Is a Better Bet Than Jobs Data Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

U.S. Factory Orders Rise More Than Forecast in March Bloomberg / Joe Richter

MasterCard Net Rises to Record as Card Use Increases Bloomberg / Joseph N. DiStefano

Credit Suisse Profit Climbs 5% on Investment Bank Bloomberg / Jacob Greber

Citigroup to Buy Bisys to Expand Hedge-Fund Services Bloomberg / Bradley Keoun

Federal Reserve Events Reuters

Exploring the Underbelly Bond Buyer / Matthew Posner

Heir Apparent Spurns Freddie Mac Offer Washington Post / David S. Hilzenrath

Murdoch’s gambit: Family snubs $5B offer Boston Herald / Jerry Kronenberg

GM May Be Survivor as It Slashes U.S. Jobs, Boosts Asia Sales Bloomberg / Jeff Green and Greg Bensinger

Murdoch pulls off another marketing coup Marketwatch / Jon Friedman

Delta Air Lines shareholders should have known better Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

Circuit City's Job Cuts Backfiring, Analysts Say Washington Post / Amy Joyce

Rents Peak in U.S. Housing Glut; New York Landlords Escape Drop Bloomberg / Kathleen M. Howley

U.S. Factory Orders Probably Rose as Business Spending Improved Bloomberg / Joe Richter

A Warning on Risk in Commercial Mortgages NY Times / Terry Pristin

U.S. Treasuries May Fall for 2nd Day Before Non-Farm Payrolls Bloomberg / Kevin Lim

Toyota, Honda Sales Drop Amid Weaker U.S. Economy Bloomberg / Alan Ohnsman and Greg Bensinger

New Accents in the U.S. Economy NY Times / Clifford Krauss

Dick Cheney's Banker Grantham Sees World Bubble Bloomberg / William Pesek

Australian Central Bank Keeps Interest Rate at 6.25% Bloomberg / Hans van Leeuwen and Gemma Daley


Real Estate Crash a Post Mortem for the Stock Market Market Oracle via Fiend’s SuperBear Page / Mike Whitney

Vanguard Coming Out With Active Bond ETF Investors Business Daily / Jesse Emspak

Fed to consider new rules on abusive lending Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

Clear Channel board rejects buyout offer AP via San Antonio News

Dow index is an antique, but it still offers insights Marketwatch / John Waggoner

Stocks Close Higher, Volume Lags Investors Business Daily / Donald H. Gold

Treasury prices retreat on economic data AP via Beaufort Gazette

Oil prices steady around $63 a barrel AP via Beaufort Gazette

Housing bubble $ FT / John Authers

Ohio courts report foreclosure filings climb 23% Cincinnati Business Journal

CO: Warm weather brings out home buyers Denver Post / Aldo Svaldi

GOP presidential candidates introduce themselves in first debate McClatchy / Steven Thompson

Productivity Gains, Other Upbeat Data Signal Stronger U.S. Investors Business Daily / Kirk Shinkle

PCs for a shrinking market $ FT / Paul Taylor

The world goes to town The Economist

Covered in shame The Economist

ABN Amro Sale of LaSalle Bank Blocked by Dutch Court Bloomberg / Martijn van der Starre

LaSalle Back In Play? Forbes / Liz Moyer

A battle at the checkout The Economist

GM's Well-Timed Exit Forbes / Joann Muller and Andrew Farrell

Wall St indexes climb on data; S&P tackles 1,500 Reuters / Jennifer Coogan

S&P 500 tops 1,500 CNN / Alexandra Twin

The Battle of the Budget The Economist

From America's mayor to America's president? The Economist

Inflation puzzle Washington Times / Alfred Tella

U.S. Treasuries Extend Declines After Services Index Increases Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton

Moody's, S&P Understate Subprime Risk, Study Says Bloomberg / Mark Pittman

Thursday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

OfficeMax Shares Sink After Profit Miss AP via Philadelphia Inquirer / Dave Carpenter

21 Kidnapped in Nigerian Oil Region AP via Forbes / Dan Udoh

Got milk? Get ready to pay more CNN / Jeff Cox

Are you a 'busted boomer'? Get in line Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Jack Markowitz

OH: Mutual fund agent changed at Fifth Third Cincinnati Enquirer / Jon Newberry

Senators aim to cut taxes for airlines Dallas Fort Worth Star Telegram / Maria Recio

The Future of the European Union Ludwig von Mises Institute / Yumi Kim

Fidelity, Putnam Curb Junk Bond Holdings After 10-Month Rally Bloomberg / John Glover

Dollar little changed after data Marketwatch / Waefeng Zhou

ISM services index rises to 56%, above expectations Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

U.S. Economy: Productivity Increases Faster Than Predicted Bloomberg / Courtney Schlisserman

U.S. initial jobless claims at lowest level since Jan. Marketwatch / Greg Robb

Banks' merger mania evidence of slower growth Chicago Tribune / Andrew Leckey

Barclays Bid for ABN Probably Won't Succeed, Bernstein Says Bloomberg / Ben Livesey and Jon Menon

Fast, Loose Credit Scares Even the Buyout Gurus Bloomberg / Mark Gilbert

GM 1Q Profit Skids AP via Forbes / Tom Krisher

GM's profit dented by GMAC's subprime exposure Marketwatch / Leslie Wines

Fed Warns of Hedge Fund Threat / Stephen Taub

Bank of England Makes `Nice' on Anniversary of Its Independence Bloomberg / Brian Swint

UBS Profit Falls as Hedge Fund Losses Hurt Bond Fees Bloomberg / Jacob Greber

One happy bear Marketwatch / Peter Brimelow

Why newspapers are buyout targets Christian Science Monitor / Ron Scherer

Why newspapers can make net gains by embracing the new digital technology Independent / Hamish McRae

Dow Theory Sends `Buy' Signal as U.S. Transport Shares Advance Bloomberg / Nick Baker

Post-Merger Problems Catch Up With Sprint Washington Post / Kim Hart

FBI Finds Online Fraud Aimed at Hotel Guests, Internet Cafes Bloomberg / Robert Schmidt

Russia: Putin Approves Merger of 5 Airlines Moscow Times / Anna Smolchenko

South Korea Can't Afford to Stab Housing Bubble Bloomberg / Andy Mukherjee

Heavy Options Activity Stirs Suspicions NY Times / Vikas Bajaj

Wall Street Journal Weighs Life Under Rupert Murdoch NY Times / Richard Siklos

Same Goal, Two Very Different Bankers NY Times / Julia Werdigier



Credit Investors Unimpressed With Stock Rally, Derivatives Show Bloomberg / Shannon D. Harrington

"Growth" is in the Eye of the Beholder Euro Pacific via Safehaven / Peter Schiff

US Dollars Supplied at Will, Courage Hard to Find Market Oracle / Doug Wakefield

Microsoft 'takeover' of Yahoo short-lived Seattle Post Intelligencer / Todd Bishop

Sears chief no longer hedges on strategy Chicago Tribune / Sandra Jones

Why Yahoo! Can't Fix Microsoft Forbes / Brian Caulfield and Rachel Rosmarin

Berkshire 1Q Earnings Up 12 Percent AP via Forbes / Josh Funk

Dow: Longest bull run in 80 years CNN / Alexandra Twin

Ten S&P 500 Stocks Ready For A Fall Forbes / Matthew Rand

Thomson Corp. Offers to Buy Reuters, Person Says Bloomberg / Chris Fournier and Mark Herlihy

US business loans rise $7.3 bln in latest week-Fed Reuters

Expiration of tax cuts sparks battle in Congress McClatchy / James Rosen

Sliding dollar may complicate Fed's task Reuters / Tamawa Kadoya

Fed's Hoenig doesn't comment on economy in remarks Reuters

U.S. Treasuries Gain on Slowdowns in Wage Growth, Job Creation Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton

Indexes Pare Gains In Late Trading Investors Business Daily / Juan Carlos Arancibia

U.S. Supervisory Standards for Operational Risk Management pdf Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Jobs: Not slow enough CNN / Chris Isidore

U.S. homeowners see steady home values: survey Reuters

FL: Low-income families: Lenders steered us to high-risk mortgages we couldn't afford South Florida Sun Sentinel / Tal Abbady

FL: New homes' lack of buyers 'troublesome' Orlando Sentinel / Jerry W. Jackson

Oil Falls Below $62 on Signs U.S. Supplies Will Meet Demand Bloomberg / Mark Shenk

UK: Number going bust hits new record BBC News

The News and the Future(s) Morgan Stanley / Manoj Pradhan

Economic Perspectives Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Globalization and rural America pdf Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago / Robert L. Thompson

The Resolution Trust Corporation and Congress, 1989-1993 FDIC / Lee Davison

Gasoline Prices: Déjà vu Morgan Stanley / Richard Berner

The World Is Indeed De-Coupling Morgan Stanley / Stephen Jen

Friday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Stocks rise as S&P nears record CNN

April job growth: Slowest since '04 CNN / Chris Isidore

U.S. Economy: Employment Growth Slows, Jobless Rate Increases Bloomberg / Joe Richter

Fed Won't Change Rate Without Convincing Data Bloomberg / John M. Berry

Fed prospects unmoved by jobs data Reuters / Ros Krasny

Weak payroll report boosts odds of rate cuts later Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

Federal Reserve Events Reuters

Treasuries rise on weak job growth Marketwatch / Nick Godt

Sub-prime Securitization: How Much Spillover? / Alan Rappeport

Archway Bonds Keep Spinning Never-Ending Tale of Woe Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

Slowing economy thwarts inflation, may lead to interest rate cut AP via South Florida Sun Sentinel / Martin Crutsinger

Microsoft weighing Yahoo takeover CNN

Mystery Bidder Puts Reuters In Play Forbes / Parmy Olson

Reuters stock soars on takeover bid Reuters

Copper and silver: every bit as bright as gold Marketwatch / Myra P. Saefong

Gold rises, as dollar declines after job growth data Marketwatch / Polya Lesova

Wells Fargo, Greater Bay Bancorp to merge in stock-for-stock deal AFX via Forbes

TX: Late mortgage payments rise Houston Chronicle / Purva Patel

US Fed likely to stay put on rates Xinhua via Shanghai Daily

High-Yield Muni Funds Still Outperform Bond Buyer / Matthew Posner

FL: A chilly June forecast for home sales St. Petersburg Times / Tom Zucco

Dollar Heads for Weekly Gain as Data Show Economy Strengthening Bloomberg / David McIntyre and Stanley White

Stocks' performance over past 25 days statistically meaningless Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

Murdoch on Owning the Wall Street Journal NY Times / Richard Siklos and Andrew Ross Sorkin

RBS seizes moment as ABN loses court case Independent / Philip Aldrick

Big Names, Big Wallets, Big Cause NY Times / Jenny Anderson

When Pennies Fail to Pay the Bill, a Bronx Man Pushes for Change NY Times / Manny Fernandez

Asia Needs a Euro? It's Still a Laughing Matter Bloomberg / William Pesek

Australian Central Bank Cuts 2007 Inflation Forecast Bloomberg / Hans van Leeuwen


Omaha-Cum-Lourdes Forbes / Robert Lenzner

Big-oil profits barrel ahead Denver Post / Will Shanley

Treasury Yield Curve Inverts Amid Signs Inflation Is Moderating Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton and Kim-Mai Cutler

Chavez threatens largest steel maker AP via Akron Beacon Journal / Natalie Obiko Pearson

Britain's interest rates will be set overseas Telegraph / Liam Halligan

MI: 7,000 seek 400 jobs at GM Lansing State Journal / Tom Krisher

Are bond funds just for schlubs? Globe and Mail / Rob Carrick

Subprime Won't Be `Anchor' to Economy, Buffett Says Bloomberg / Erik Holm and Josh P. Hamilton

Growth in jobs falls 50 percent Washington Times / Patrice Hill

Buffett predicts more market turbulence Chicago Tribune / James P. Miller

Regulators probe Dow Jones trading Reuters via CNN

Markets hear echoes of dot-com boom's implosion AP via South Florida Sun Sentinel / Joe Bel Bruno

Will Microsoft and Yahoo Join to Challenge Google? Washington Post / Alan Sipress

McClatchy warned of credit downgrade Sacramento Bee / Dale Kasler

It's All About the Dollar Globe and Oil via Safehaven / Greg Silberman

Dollar Rises From Record Low Versus Euro on Signs of Growth Bloomberg / Min Zeng

IRS Kicks Homeowners While They Are Down Washington Post / Kenneth R. Harney

Bush Approval at New Low, Matches Carter, Poll Says Bloomberg / Joi Preciphs

Man is arrested in taping of 'Spider-Man 3,' studio says LA Times / John Horn

NC: Bargains in foreclosure Raleigh News and Observer / Dudley Price

WI: Faces of Foreclosure 53206 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / Michele Derus

FL: Housing buyers await tax rollback South Florida Sun Sentinel / Paul Owers

MI: We haven't seen so few homes built since 1983 Detroit News / Andy Henion and Catherine Jun

U.S. stocks seen advancing next week Marketwatch / Carla Mozee

Bull market may be headed for correction AP via Arizona Central


Emerging debt to zig-zag, eyes U.S. Fed, data Reuters / Manuela Badawy

International small-cap ETFs star on global stage Marketwatch / John Spence

Can market's climb continue in the shadow of 1986? Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Gregory M. Drahuschak

Major Dow Jones shareholder opposes bid Marketwatch

Dow Jones investor opposes Murdoch FT / Joshua Chaffin and Aline van Duyn

PA: More homes for sale Allentown Morning Call / Beth W. Orenstein

Tighter Mortgage Market Shuns Bad Credit AP via Allentown Morning Call / Janet Frankston Lorin

CA: Better-heeled failing home economics too LA Times / David Streitfeld

Housing cheers turn gloomy Chicago Tribune / Mary Umberger

NV: Mortgage Lending: Empty Nests Las Vegas Review Journal

Retail Sales Slow as Fuel Costs Surge: U.S. Economy Preview Bloomberg / Shobhana Chandra

Worried consumers cut back on purchases AP via Tennessean / Elliot Spagat

How the dollar is faring against some key rivals LA Times / Tom Petruno

Investing abroad: Will dollar stay friendly? LA Times / Tom Petruno

Motorola's circle of woes widens Chicago Tribune / Mike Hughlett

Keeping the bull running CNN / Alexandra Twin

There's no such thing as a risk-free 8% return Seattle Times / Scott Burns

Soft second quarter coming round the bend Marketwatch / Greg Robb

U.S. Economic Slowdown Confirms IMF Growth Forecast, Kato Says Bloomberg / Lily Nonomiya and Tatsuo Ito

Mixed signals pose problem for Fed chief London Times / Irwin Stelzer

History richer than money in Bank of New York vault Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Dan Fitzpatrick

RBS to bid for Amro despite US legal threat Guardian – Observer / Heather Connon

More of the best freebies from fund companies Marketwatch / Chuck Jaffe

Buffett Says Berkshire Is Ready to Buy `Big Business' Bloomberg / Josh P. Hamilton and Jesse Westbrook

Seeking the Market's Takeover Treasures Wall Street Journal / Gregory Zuckerman

UK: Rate rise on the cards Guardian – Observer / Heather Stewart

UK: Pressure grows on Bank for half-point interest-rate hike Scotsman / Scott Reid

South Korea, EU Announce Start of Free-Trade Talks Bloomberg / Heejin Koo

Taxes Filing for Americans Working Abroad Wall Street Journal / Tom Herman

When Words Speak Louder Than Actions NY Times / Conrad De Aenlle

Does It Even Matter if the U.S. Has a Cold? NY Times / Daniel Gross

The Year of the Large Caps? This Time, Don’t Laugh US News and World Report via NY Times / Paul J. Lim

What to Do When Rupert Calls? NY Times / Andrew Ross Sorkin

The Silver Lining to Impending Doom NY Times / G. Pascal Zachary



Job Report Is A (Bad) Joke Forbes / Charles Biderman

Farmers find new cash crops Orlando Sentinel / Kelly Griffith

April Foreclosure Filings More Than Double Over 2006 Bloomberg / Bob Ivry

Ginnie Mae Proposes Rules to Restrict The Issuance Of Physical Certificates Mortgage Bankers Association

Recession '07: 'Black Swan' or ugly duckling? Marketwatch / Paul B. Farrell

Dow: Longest bull run in 80 years CNN / Alexandra Twin

Major indexes finish with mixed action Investors Business Daily / Christina Wise

Platinum hits record on fund buying AP via Beaufort Gazette

NC: Apartments and rents rise Charlotte Observer

U.S. consumer credit rises $13.46 bln in March-Fed Reuters

Medicare funding projections too small: Greenspan Reuters

Insider Trading Concerns Rise as Stock Options Surge Bloomberg / David Scheer

Get ready for $4 gasoline CNN / Steve Hargreaves

Crude futures mark six-session loss of over 7% Marketwatch / Myra P. Saefong & Polya Lesova

Bank of America launches no-fee mortgages Reuters via CNN

The ugly face of foreclosure CNN / Chris Isidore

Fed seen leaving rates on hold Reuters / Tamawa Kadoya

Protectionism and Inflation Morgan Stanley / Stephen Roach

Dollar Depreciates in April Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

The Tin Man Cometh: Possible Alcoa/Alcan Deal Lifts Market Investors Business Daily / Alan Elliott

Stocks rise on mergers, ahead of Fed Marketwatch / Nick Godt

Turning Japanese? Marketwatch / Peter Brimelow

Treasury Bonds Inch Up AP via Washington Post

Derivatives Probes At Stake Bond Buyer Lynn Hume

U.S. Treasuries Little Changed Before Auctions, Fed Meeting Bloomberg / Daniel Kruger and Kevin Lim

Gold futures climb, hold above $690 on dollar weakness Marketwatch / Myra P. Saefong

Gold Bears Have Two Weeks to Live Wall Street Window via Safehaven / Michael Swanson

Pressure at Mortgage Firm Led To Mass Approval of Bad Loans Washington Post / David Cho

Goldman, Prudential Raise S&P 500, Dow Forecasts Bloomberg / Allen Wan and Nick Baker

Monday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Buffett says unlikely he would bid for Dow Jones Reuters via San Diego Union Tribune

Bulls keep the rally going CNN / Alexandra Twin

NYSE’s Putnam unloads stake NY Post / Roddy Boyd

Great hedge minds think too much alike NY Post / Terry Keenan

Many scrambling to fend off foreclosure Dallas Morning News / Pamela Yip

Notes On The News: Fed Weighs The Dollar Forbes / Paul Maidment

Bernanke May Be Too Slow to Cut Interest Rates as Growth Stalls Bloomberg / Rich Miller

Oil declines toward $61 Reuters via CNN

Oil continues lower amid thin trading, healthy US crude stocks AFX via Forbes

Metals Bubble Poised to Burst on Increasing Supplies Bloomberg / Millie Munshi

Weak Dollar? Currency, at 10-Year Low, May Fall More Bloomberg / Bo Nielsen

ABN Amro Rejects Royal Bank-Led Offer for LaSalle Bloomberg / Martijn van der Starre and Ben Livesey

Hedge-fund managers canvass the art market LA Times / Deborah Brewster

Bernanke Five-Year Note Proves Unbeatable Among Bond Investors Bloomberg / Daniel Kruger


The Mother of All Bubbles – Credit Health Sentinel via Fiend’s SuperBear Page / Richard Martin

The Fed gets a helping hand Marketwatch / Dr. Irwin Kellner

Reducing 'tax gap' creating controversy San Antonio Express News / David Hendricks

U.S. gambling revenues up 6.8 percent to $32.42 billion AP via Detroit News

Fund industry tries to keep good times rolling Marketwatch / Robert Schroeder

S&P to Require More Protection on Second-Lien Debt Bloomberg / Jody Shenn

Treasuries Little Changed After Auction, Indirect Bids Rise Bloomberg / Daniel Kruger

European Bond Yields Hold Near 5-Year High on Rate Expectations Bloomberg / Anchalee Worrachate

Old media looks like new opportunity Marketwatch / Thomas Kostigen

Dow's record run done CNN / Alexandra Twin and Grace Wong

The Rise Of Reuters' Tom Glocer Forbes / Parmy Olson

Earnings expectations $ FT / John Authers

White House struggles to fill senior posts FT / Edward Luce

April ETF Assets Rise; Barclays Holds Steady Investors Business Daily / Trang Ho

CA: 76-story condo tower planned for downtown L.A. LA Times / Roger Vincent

12L Economic Trends pdf Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Bret D. Edwards Appointed Director of FDIC's Division of Finance FDIC

Treasurys mainly unchanged, awaiting Fed AP via Houston Chronicle

Rational exuberance CNN / Chris Isidore

Cisco Profit Jumps 34% on Sales to Smaller Clients Bloomberg / Ari Levy

Little magic for Walt Disney CNN / Paul R. La Monica

Microsoft Versus Your TV Forbes / Brian Caulfield

U.S. Stocks Slide for 1st Time in 6 Days on Spending Concern Bloomberg / Eric Martin

2 charged with illegal Dow Jones trades CNN / Katy Byron

Gateway's first-quarter loss narrows as costs drop McClatchy via Fresno Bee

Gold, silver weighed down by dollar AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer

Edwards says he worked for hedge fund to learn more about financial markets AP via South Florida Sun Sentinel / Nedra Pickler

Democrats attack Big Oil over $3 gas prices Reuters via CNN

Congress debates mortgage reforms AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer / Alan Zibel

The Cost of War, Unnoticed Washington Post / Lori Motgomery

Grasso Wins Appeal of Lawsuit Over Stock Exchange Pay Bloomberg / Patricia Hurtado and Edgar Ortega

Scientists plan 300 million page website on all life on Earth AP via Mercury News

What should the Fed do with interest rates? Daily Standard / Irwin M. Stelzer

Moneybox's Gross Goes Counterintuitive, Claims Bubbles Are Good Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

McDonald's global sales up 4.8 percent in April Chicago Tribune / James P. Miller

If Your Stock Gets a Takeover Bid, Take the Cash / James P. Stewart

Historically bull may be in china shop: Dow surge parallels ’27 Boston Herald / Jerry Kronenberg

Economists asking: Is it time to revalue the yuan? Reuters via Internation Herald Tribune / Alan Wheatley

Massachusetts to Borrow $1 Billion, Leading Municipal Sales Bloomberg / Jeremy R. Cooke

Wall St falters after five-week bull run FT / Michael Mackenzie

Bulls tired after big run CNN / Alexandra Twin

Tuesday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

A superbear turns bullish Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

Venezuelan bluster? The Economist

NAR cuts U.S. home sales, price forecast again Reuters

Federal Reserve Events Reuters

Street shrugs off jobs number NY Post / John Crudele

Reuters, Thomson Outline Combination AP via Forbes / Robert Barr

Microsoft And Yahoo!, Take Two Forbes / Brian Caulfield

Hewlett-Packard Second-Quarter Earnings Beat Forecast Bloomberg / Jennifer Sondag

Warner Music posts wider 2Q loss AP via Houston Chronicle

U.S. Stocks Head for Lower Open AP via Baltimore Sun / Tim Paradis

Treasuries Gain Before Auction, Federal Reserve Policy Meeting Bloomberg / Daniel Kruger

Treasurys mildly higher ahead of Fed decision Marketwatch / Leslie Wines

Oil prices rise on supply worries AP via Houston Chronicle

Hedge-Fund Strategy by Harvard Gets Senate Scrutiny Bloomberg / Ryan J. Donmoyer

Where to pour your money NY Daily News / Joseph Lisanti

U.S. Savers Discover They Can't Do Anything Right Bloomberg / Chet Currier

Deutsche Bank Profit Rises 30% on Securities Unit Bloomberg / Elena Logutenkova and Aaron Kirchfeld

Lazard Profit Rises 4.9 Percent, Missing Estimates Bloomberg / Christine Harper

NYSE’s Putnam unloads stake NY Post / Roddy Boyd

U.S. Retailers April Sales Probably Fell First Time in 4 Years Bloomberg / Heather Burke

Pound at $2 Doesn't Faze Bulls on U.K. Stock Market Bloomberg / Alexis Xydias

The return of Ma & Pa Banker Fortune via CNN / Matthew Boyle

Gold falls in early trade, pressured by the dollar Marketwatch / Polya Lesova

There's little significance in Dow's "up-days" record Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

Prosperity poses new threat to Asia AP via Chicago Tribune

Chip Prices May Rebound in 3rd Quarter, Inotera Says Bloomberg / Chinmei Sung and Stephen Engle

Kravis, Bonderman Provoke Backlash From Fidelity, T. Rowe Funds Bloomberg / Edward Evans and Jason Kelly

Asia's Decoupling From U.S. Economy Is a Myth Bloomberg / William Pesek

Australia Retail Sales Rise 1.1% on Employment Boom Bloomberg / Hans van Leeuwen and Gemma Daley

Stocks are hitting record highs. But why? Christian Science monitor / Mark Trumbull


Oil prices remain nearly flat in Asia AP via Beaufort Gazette / Jackie Farwell

ECB expected to keep rate at 3.75 pct. AP via Contra Costa Times / Shawn Pogatchnik

Bank of England expected to lift U.K. interest rates Marketwatch / Steve Goldstein

UK: The only way is up Guardian / Ed Ewing

MN: A spec slump in real estate Minneapolis Star Tribune / Glen Stubbe

Why investors are so glum with the market so high Marketwatch / Chuck Jaffe

Airline industry may have bumpy ride ahead Dallas Fort Worth Star Telegram / Trebor Banstetter

The race to build really cheap cars Business Week via MSNBC

U.S. Treasuries Decline After Fed Mentions Inflation Risks Bloomberg / Daniel Kruger

Stocks rally as Fed sounds upbeat on economy Marketwatch / Nick Godt

Mergers, Fed decision lift Net sector Marketwatch / Ben Charny

Dollar edges higher after Fed rate decision Marketwatch / Wanfeng Zhou

Fed leaves rates alone again CNN / Paul R. La Monica

Nothing New From The Fed Forbes / Andrew Farrell

FOMC Statement / Federal Reserve Board

Fed Keeps Rate at 5.25%; Says Inflation is `Predominant' Risk Bloomberg / Craig Torres

Bank of America's Lewis Calls for Lending `Sanity' Bloomberg / Warren Giles and Mark Pittman

NY: Home Prices Fall in Rich New York Suburbs Once Immune to Slump Bloomberg / Bob Ivry

House of denial Marketwatch / Matthew Emmert

Write-Downs Take A Toll Forbes / Andrew Farrell

U.S. crude-oil supply rises most since January Marketwatch / Myra P. Saefong & Polya Lesova

Shanghai stock index surges past 4.000 AP via St. Petersburg Times

Wednesday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Enjoy It While It Lasts National Review / Thomas E. Nugent

The Fed Has a Target. It's the Unemployment Rate Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

Fed Expected to Keep Rates Steady AP via Forbes / Martin Crutsinger

Commercial Paper to Stay Strong: S&P / Stephen Taub

Wall Street's other record breaker CNN / Alexandra Twin

DirecTV profit rises 43 percent AP via Houston Chronicle

Cisco stock falls despite higher profit Marketwatch / Jeffry Bartash

News Corp. profits rise 6.2 percent AP via Houston Chronicle

Gold futures fall ahead of Fed rate decision Marketwatch / Polya Lesova

Mortgage Applications Increase in Latest MBA Survey Mortgage Bankers Association

TX: Some slowdown felt Houston Chronicle / Nancy Sarnoff

Bank of England Should Surprise by Doing Nothing Bloomberg / Mark Gilbert

Bernanke May Seek Clearer Rate Signal After Confusing Investors Bloomberg / Scott Lanman

Why Do They Love the Fed? Lew Rockwell / Thomas E. Woods, Jr.

Where have all the gold bugs gone? Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

Fidelity brokers fined over brochures Boston Herald / Jesse Noyes

U.S. Treasuries Little Changed Before Federal Reserve Meeting Bloomberg / Kevin Lim and Oliver Biggadike

Oil Prices Flat in Asian Trading AP via Washington Post

House Panel Bucks Bush Administration on Workplace Rights Washington Post / Stephen Barr

Next Emerging-Market Crisis Is Five Years Away Bloomberg / Andy Mukherjee

Japan's Economic Growth to Slow, Leading Index Shows Bloomberg / Toru Fujioka

Thomson-Reuters Would Challenge Bloomberg NY Times / Ian Austen

Chinese investors shrug off warning FT / Jamil Anderlini and Richard McGregor

Dollar May Extend Gain Versus Euro as Fed Rate Cut Less Likely Bloomberg / David McIntyre and Kosuke Goto

Yen Rises on Speculation Investors Are Unwinding Carry Trades Bloomberg / Ron Harui and Kosuke Goto

Taiwan to Post 2006 Surplus, Balance Budget This Year, Ho Says Bloomberg / James Peng and Stephen Engle



Central banks signal fight on inflation FT / Chris Giles in London and Ralph Atkins

ECB Will Hike In June But Second-Half Policy Outlook Is Still Unclear Northern Trust via Safehaven / Victoria Marklew

Revenue collections hit record high in April AP via MSNBC

Thursday's Commodities Roundup AP via Philadelphia Inquirer

The craze for maize The Economist

Gold Drops Most Since March as Euro Rally Stalls; Silver Falls Bloomberg / Pham-Duy Nguyen

Dollar trades higher on ECB, BOE news AP via Houston Chronicle / Jackie Farwell

U.S. Government Bonds Rise After Treasury's 30-Year Auction Bloomberg / Annie Pinkert and Daniel Kruger

Foreign central banks net buyers of US debt – Fed Reuters

Countrywide Treasury Trading Co-Head Flynn Joins Graham Capital Bondheads / Elizabeth Stanton

Gored by the bull The Economist

Stocks Fall As Distribution Count Climbs Investors Business Daily / Christina Wise

U.S. Stocks Tumble Most in 2 Months on Slowing Economy Concern Bloomberg / Michael Patterson

Dow record: Hit and run CNN / Alexandra Twin

A bid too far The Economist

Vonage Limps Along Forbes / Dan Frommer

MI: Housing market on the mend, some say Detroit News / Brian O’ Conner

Foreclosure bargain-hunting CNN / Les Christie

Money Funds Rise in Latest Week AP via Palm Beach Post

The Future of Payments: Challenges and Opportunities Federal Reserve Board / Randall S. Kroszner

Inflation is higher than Fed would like Washington Post via Raleigh News and Observer / Nell Henderson

Fed stands pat on hand that has kept on winning Chicago Tribune / Bill Barnhart

GMAC to sell $1 billion in junk bonds today AP via Detroit News

SIFMA Applauds White House Statement on the Importance of Foreign Investment Bond Market Association

U.S. Stocks Fall on Oil, Inflation Concerns; Citigroup Drops Bloomberg / Michael Patterson

Stocks Drop on Retail, Trade / Mark Glassman

Thursday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Oh, the Fear of It All! Clif Droke Market Analysis via Safehaven / Clif Droke

Prudent Bear's Tice Sees Credit-Tied Asset Inflation / Lisa Scherzer

Vonage Says It May Have Way Around Disputed Patents Bloomberg / Amy Thomson

Vonage 1Q loss narrows amid patent spat AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer / Bruce Meyerson

Rupert's Journal? Forbes / James Brady

Buffett: Give peace a chance, when I'm gone Marketwatch / David Weidner

Mortgage rates finish week mixed CNN

Housing Bright Spots Mish’s Global Economic Trend Analysis via Safehaven / Mike Shedlock

NYC vs. London - U.S. markets still got it CNN / Grace Wong

U.S. Treasuries Little Changed on Jobless Claims, Import Prices Bloomberg / Daniel Kruger

Fed Will Keep 5.25% Until Definitive Data Shift Bloomberg / John M. Berry

Savers savor Fed policy LA Times / Tom Petruno

Wal-Mart sales worst on record CNN / Jessica Dickler

Sara Lee Profit Nearly Triples AP via Newsday

Viacom Earnings Fall 36 Percent AP via Chicago Tribune

Trade Deficit Shoots Up in March AP via Forbes / Martin Crutsinger

U.S. Economy: Trade Deficit Widens More Than Forecast in March Bloomberg / Joe Richter

CO: Housing market remains in storm Denver Post / Aldo Svaldi

CA: Housing woes to continue, expert says Contra Costa Times / George Avalos

NV: 'Subprime tsunami' hits home Las Vegas Review Journal

Oil prices climb on Nigeria worries AP via Houston Chronicle

Cocoa hits 3-week highs on weak dollar AP via Houston Chronicle

Bank of England Raises Interest Rate, ECB Signals It May Follow Bloomberg / Brian Swint and Simone Meier

ABN Amro CFO to Submit Resignation AP via Forbes / Toby Sterling

Congress to press China over its undervalued currency LA Times / Molly Hennessy-Fiske

Obama finds easy target in U.S. auto firms Chicago Tribune / Jim Mateja

Bernanke Earns Inflation `Stripes' With Tough Stand on Prices Bloomberg / Scott Lanman

Fed Gives No Signal of Rate Shift NY Times / Edmund L. Andrews

Treasuries May Rise as Import, Producer Prices Probably Slowed Bloomberg / Kevin Lim

U.S. Trade Gap Probably Grew in March on Higher Energy Prices Bloomberg / Joe Richter

200-day moving average's record is strong this decade Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

Deutsche Telekom's Net Drops 58% on Client Defections Bloomberg / Kenneth Wong

Too close to call as bank bosses go head to head Telegraph / Jeff Randall

Chinese Stocks May Have `Correction,' Goldman Says Bloomberg / Darren Boey

China's Trade Surplus Likely Widened, Stoking Protest Bloomberg / Nipa Piboontanasawat

Bank of England Will Probably Raise Rate to Six-Year High Today Bloomberg / Brian Swint

ECB May Keep Benchmark Rate Unchanged, Signal a June Increase Bloomberg / Simone Meier


GMAC, Oracle Lead Companies Selling $25.7 Billion of Bonds Bloomberg / Robert Burgess

China’s trade surplus overshadows talks FT / Richard McGregor

Carlyle Group to Raise $1 Billion With Fund IPO, Person Says Bloomberg / Jason Kelly

Hope Springs Eternal? Morgan Stanley / Shital Patel

Consumers cut back retail spending AP via Denver Post / Martin Crutsinger

A Higher Risk Premium on Oil Prices Morgan Stanley / Eric Chaney

USD: Gradually Rotate into Dollar Shorts Against EM Morgan Stanley / Stephen Jen

`Chickens' Buy Home Depot in U.S. Home Rebound Play Bloomberg / Mark Clothier

Past the Point of No Return Morgan Stanley / Stephen Roach

Post office may not last 'forever' St. Louis Post Dispatch / David Nicklaus

GOP eyes possible gains in '07 races / Pamela M. Prah

Hedge Funds Ramp Up Washington Activism AP via Newsday / Marcy Gordon

UK: Interest Rates Raised Again Morgan Stanley / David Miles

Changing on The Fly: Canadian Credit Markets Pimco / Edward Devlin

Treasurys turn lower as stocks shoot higher Marketwatch / Leslie Wines

Treasury prices move higher AP via Houston Chronicle

Treasuries Are Little Changed as April Economic Data Is Mixed Bloomberg / Annie Pinkert and Kim-Mai Cutler

Friday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Dow's Incredible 4-Year Run Has Me Taking Profits / Michael DeSenne

The Real Trouble for Stocks Remains Far Ahead / Donald Luskin

Deutsche Telekom staff walk out BBC News

Ex-Morgan Stanley analyst arrested FT / Ben White

Energy Prices Rising as Markets Tighten Further Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

South Florida housing firms offer gloomy forecasts for rest of year South Florida Sun Sentinel / Paul Owers

China's April trade surplus nearly $17B AP via Beaufort Gazette / Joe McDonald

Dollar slips versus euro, pound AP via Houston Chronicle / Matt Moore

Oil prices rise over concerns about supply AP via Houston Chronicle

U.S. Stocks Advance on Rate Outlook; Chicago Merc Shares Rally Bloomberg / Michael Patterson

Thomson to Sell Learning Assets for $7.75 Billion Bloomberg / Cecile Daurat

Dancing bears Marketwatch / Peter Brimelow

Prices Stable Except for Gasoline AP via Forbes / Martin Crutsinger

Greenspan: Odds of a U.S. recession 1 out of 3 Reuters via CNN

Greenspan: Recession Less Likely AP via Forbes

U.S. Economy: Retail Sales Drop, Prices Unchanged Bloomberg / Shobhana Chandra and Joe Richter

Fuel Fears Hamper Consumer Confidence AP via Chicago Tribune / Jeannine Aversa

Chicago Merc Agrees to Pay More for Board of Trade Bloomberg / Matthew Leising and Edgar Ortega

Oil rises above $62 Reuters via CNN

Gold futures recover some of their losses Marketwatch / Myra P. Saefong & Polya Lesova

Weak home market spills over to autos, analysts say Sacramento Bee / Dale Kasler

Please don't hit appraiser Chicago Sun Times

MD: Developers scale back towering condo plans Baltimore Sun / Jamie Smith Hopkins

Rate in Europe Held Steady; Currency Rise Stirs Concern NY Times / G. Thomas Sims

China's CPI Probably Broke Central Bank Target for 2nd Month Bloomberg / Nipa Piboontanasawat


Merc tries to freeze out ICE Chicago Tribune / Robert Manor and James P. Miller

Familiar Concerns Greet New Trade Pact Washington Post / Peter S. Goodman

Cerberus top Chrysler contender AP via St. Paul Pioneer Press

Growth resumes for Wall Street AP via Myrtle Beach Sun / Joe Bel Bruno

Treasury Two-Year Notes Fall as Fed Fails to Signal Rate Cuts Bloomberg / Annie Pinkert and Kim-Mai Cutler

Japan's Notes End Two-Week Rally on Concern Rates Will Increase Bloomberg / Issei Morita

Forbes: S.D. homes most overpriced San Diego Union Tribune / Roger Showley

Radio address by President Bush to the nation Marketwatch

US treasury secretary to skip G8 FT / Krishna Guha

Bush Renews Appeal to Congress to Approve Immigration Overhaul Bloomberg / Edwin Chen

BoA exec says won't raise bid for LaSalle Marketwatch

Dollar Extends Rebound From Record Low Against on Fed Statement Bloomberg / Bo Nielsen

U.S. Stocks Gain for Sixth Week on Takeovers, Easing Inflation Bloomberg / Eric Martin

CPI, housing weakness seen weighing on stocks Marketwatch / Carla Mozee

Auction brings curtain down on Yukos saga AP via Washington Times

European 10-Year Yields Hold Near 3-Year High on Rate Outlook Bloomberg / Agnes Lovasz

A CBOT Buying Frenzy NY Post / Zachery Kouwe

Congress Gets Warning On Budget Washington Post / Lori Montgomery

Emboldening Social Security Newsday / Saul Friedman

Venezuelan Oil Losing Share of Key U.S. Market Washington Post / Juan Forero

Drought, Winds Spread Fires in California, Minnesota, Georgia Bloomberg / Vivek Shankar



Golden run for minor metals FT / Kevin Morrison

Barclays chief to press case for ABN Amro FT / Jane Croft

Investment from China FT / Lex

In a hot market, value hunters try to stick to their rules LA Times / Tom Petruno

Don't get all radical and fix Social Security Baltimore Sun / Jay Hancock

ETFs and ETNs square off in currencies Marketwatch / John Spence

Wall St. Awaits Inflation, Housing Data AP via Philadelphia Inquirer / Madlen Read

Is the best yet to come ... from China? Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

China: Consumer tech industry earnings in focus Marketwatch / Sage Brennan

1st-time investors buy up Chinese stocks AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer / Joe McDonald

Daimler Picks Cerberus as Chrysler Bidder, People Say Bloomberg / Jeff Bennett and John Lippert

It hurts to see Radioshack turning as reclusive as its CEO Dallas Fort Worth Star Telegram / Mitchell Schnurman

6 ways to lower gas prices CNN / Steve Hargreaves

Assorted Mysteries of Economic Life NY Times / Ben Stein

Retirement needs are not what they seem Dallas Morning News / Scott Burns

Consumer Prices Climb, Construction Drops: U.S. Economy Preview Bloomberg / Shobhana Chandra

Wall Street: Rally keeps rolling CNN / Alexandra Twin

Microcap information hard to find but can be worth it Chicago Tribune / Andrew Leckey

Adapting to change and unlocking hidden assets FT via LA Times / Stefan Stern

Long loans put dent in auto sales Chicago Tribune / Rick Popely

Merck Selling Generics Unit for $6.6B AP via Newsday / Geir Moulson

Israel stocks at records; TA-25 up near 21% for `07 Marketwatch / Robert Daniel

Asian exchanges retreat from record highs AFP via Taipei times

Airlines may be stranding passengers to save cash Hearst News via Miami Herald / Judy Holland

Shareholders Benefit When Managers Have a Serious Stake Marketwatch via NY Times / Mark Hulbert

China Money Supply Rises 17.1%, Exceeding Target Bloomberg / Nipa Piboontanasawat and Helen Yuan

Australian Wages Probably Grew at Record Pace in First Quarter Bloomberg / Hans van Leeuwen

McKillop warned: Don't overpay for ABN Telegraph / Iain Dey

FL: Help and hope for the mortgage weary St. Petersburg Times / James Thorner

Pay day for Reuters axe man Guardian – Observer / Nick Mathiason

U.S. Stocks Benefit From Global Growth Wall Street Journal / Greg Ip

China's bubble spells trouble for investors Scotsman / Bill Jamieson

Workers, if they keep their jobs, may fare better if CEO is overpaid Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Len Boselovic

If it’s broke, why fix it? Fund shuns wake-up call Marketwatch via Boston Herald / Chuck Jaffe

Manager Frets Over the Market, but Still Outdoes It NY Times / Geraldine Fabrikant


Denial on Protectionism Morgan Stanley / Stephen Roach

The Rest of the World is going to Rejuvenate the US Economy? Northern Trust via Market Oracle / Paul L. Kasriel

How Much Inflation Is in the Price? Morgan Stanley / Richard Berner

Review and Preview Morgan Stanley / Ted Wiseman

Why a gasoline boycott won't work CNN / Steve Hargreaves

Defense ETFs Rocket As Feds Spend More Investors Business Daily / Trang Ho

The secret world of hedge funds Telegraph / Ambrose Evans- Pritchard

DaimlerChrysler Bonds Rise on Plan to Sell Chrysler Bloomberg / Mark Pittman

'Want fries with that?' could be asked from afar Wilmington News Journal via USA Today / Eric Ruth

The Dog That Does Not Bark but Packs a Big Bite: Services in the U.S. Economy Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas / Richard W. Fisher

National Economic Update - May 2007 Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

The April 2007 Senior Loan Officer Opinion Survey on Bank Lending Practices Federal Reserve Board

Bear Cleans Up The Floor Forbes Liz Moyer

The 10 myths Wall Street employs in its war on Main Street Marketwatch / Paul B. Farrell

Wal-Mart takes aim at electronics retailers Marketwatch / Jennifer Waters

U.S. Stocks Drop, Led by Financials on Downgrade; GM Rallies Bloomberg / Eric Martin

House of cards or solid foundation? Chicago Sun Times / Terry Savage

FL: As real estate market loses sizzle, landlords offer more deals South Florida Sun Sentinel / Paul Owers

Weak spring may drive home prices lower Marketwatch / John Spence

Shrinking Social Security CNN / Jeanne Sahadi

Hill To Hear Union Concerns Forbes / Nathan Vardi

Bush wants plan to cut auto emissions by 2008 AP via Houston Chronicle / Jennifer Loven

Forbes '08 Tracker Forbes / Edited by David A. Andelman

China's momentous trading The Economist

Crooks, Astute Shareholders Alike Find Options Prove Prescient Bloomberg / Nick Baker and Edgar Ortega

The return of media merger madness CNN / Paul R. La Monica

How the Fed Causes Recessions Brookes News via Safehaven / Gerard Jackson

Fannie Mae unable to promptly file its quarterly report Washington Business Journal / Neil Adler

Countrywide to add 2,000 sales jobs Reuters via Washington Post / Jonathan Stempel

Bids for ABN Amro at a Standstill AP via Washington Post / Toby Sterling

Treasurys flattish ahead of CPI Marketwatch / Wanfeng Zhou

Treasuries Little Changed as Traders Lower Bets on Fed Rate Cut Bloomberg / Annie Pinkert and Aaron Pan

European government bonds stay lower as market looks to next few days of data AFX via Forbes

Monday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

U.S. Stocks Rise; Carmakers Gain on Acquisitions, Led by Ford Bloomberg / Eric Martin

Wither Corporate Profits Forbes / Paul Maidment

Take My Chrysler. Please Forbes / Parmy Olson

Google's A Good Buy Forbes / Chad Brand

Oil rises on Saudi supply decision Reuters via CNN

Copper futures fall to a two-week low Marketwatch / Myra P. Saefong & Polya Lesova

Survey of Professional Forecasters Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

U.S. growth seen slowing - Philly Fed Reuters via CNN

Federal Reserve Events Reuters

Daimler pays to dump Chrysler CNN / Chris Isidore

Safeway Shareholders Underpay for Star Performer Bloomberg / Graef Crystal

Bear Stearns to Take Write-Off on Specialist Unit Bloomberg / Yalman Onaran

Daimler Ratings May Rise After Chrysler Sale, Derivatives Show Bloomberg / Hamish Risk

Managing the IRS Purse Washington Post / Stephen Barr

Fitch: N.Y. Debt Now Positive Bond Buyer / Ted Phillips

Ford Family Members Weigh Sale of Controlling Stake, People Say Bloomberg / John Lippert and Bill Koenig

Profit Growth in U.S Tops 10 Percent Again, Surprising Analysts Bloomberg / Tom Randall

FL: Owners don't budge as houses sit unsold Palm Beach Post / Linda Rawls

European Economic Growth Probably Slowed on German Tax Increase Bloomberg / Fergal O'Brien

Bernanke's Warning Spurs Record Bets Against Two-Year Notes Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton

U.S. 2-Year Note May Fall on Concern Report Will Show Inflation Bloomberg / Wes Goodman

Rising Exports Putting Dent in Trade Gap NY Times / Jeremy W. Peters

Taming The Dragon Guardian

Asian Stocks Rise on U.S. Inflation, Earnings; Toyota Gains Bloomberg / Chen Shiyin

Overseas Cash Swamps Emerging Markets, Setting Up Some to Fall Bloomberg / Simon Kennedy and Bill Faries

For magazine industry, less may be more Christian Science Monitor / Randy Dotinga

Cerberus’s Strategic Plan May Finally Be Paying Off NY Times / Claudia H. Deutsch

Prudential chairman under attack Guardian / Jill Treanor

Got Milk? Not Enough, as World Dairy Demand Outpaces Production Bloomberg / Gavin Evans and Danielle Rossingh

Moscow Bankers Get $7 Million Payday, Double New York Average Bloomberg / Elisa Martinuzzi and Todd Prince

Japan Current Account Surplus Widens to Record Bloomberg / Toru Fujioka

China April Inflation Reaches Central Bank Target Bloomberg / Nipa Piboontanasawat


Change of culture gives Chinese a taste for people's capitalism Guardian / Jonathan Watts

Market Sits On Dry Powder Forbes / Bernie Schaeffer

International Capital Flows and the Emerging Market Economies Federal Reserve Board / Randall S. Kroszner

Fed Saw Risks of Inflation Falling Too Low, Transcripts Show Bloomberg / Craig Torres

Experts say oil refineries stretched too thin USA Today / Barbara Hagenbaugh

UAW says only good things about Chrysler deal St. Louis Post Dispatch / David Nicklaus David Nicklaus

Emerging debt-Demand for yield keeps prices up Reuters / Manuela Badawy

Treasuries Fall on Concern Fed Won't React to Lower Price Data Bloomberg / Annie Pinkert and Kim-Mai Cutler

Unrelenting stock rally steers US bonds lower Reuters

Greenspan 'cringed' at strong dollar talk Dow Jones via CNN

New York Fed Welcomes New Commitments on Equity Derivatives Federal Reserve Bank of New York

The Economy in Perspective Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland / Mark S. Sniderman

Brokers to push special fee-based account status Marketwatch / Murray Coleman

Dow hits new record, Nasdaq slumps CNN / Alexandra Twin

Group reports fall in index, triggering selloff; Dow briefly crosses 13,400 AP via Baltimore Sun / Joe Bel Bruno

U.S. markets more compressed than they look Marketwatch / Michael Ashbaugh

White House signals change on Wolfowitz FT

Best And Worst U.S. Housing Markets Forbes / Matt Woolsey

FL: The wrong kind of closings St. Petersburg Times / James Thorner

MD: Baltimore housing market outpacing nation Baltimore Sun

MI: State foreclosure rates down 20% from March, still troubled Detroit Free Press / Joohn Gallagher

U.S. Median Home Price Tumbles to 2-Year Low in Slump Bloomberg / Kathleen M. Howley

Economic data $ FT / John Authers

Tame U.S. CPI Reignites Rate Hopes Forbes / Andrew Farrell

"Agflation" is the New Buzzword Finance Trends Matter via Safehaven / David Shvartsman

Shanghai stocks finish sharply lower Weak economic data in Japan also weighs on Asian region Marketwatch / V. Phani Kumar

Stocks Make Early Gains On Rising Volume Investors Business Daily / Alan Elliott

Tuesday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Tyco paying $3 billion to settle lawsuit AP via Beaufort Gazette / Katharine Webster

Reuters backs $17.2 billion offer from Thomson Marketwatch / Steve Goldstein

Home Depot 1Q Profit Drops 29.5 Percent AP via Washington Post / Harry R. Weber

Greater fool $ FT / John Authers

Housing market, investments wreck Home Depot profit Marketwatch / Jennifer Waters & Angela Moore

FL: Foreclosures hold steady in PBC, soar in St. Lucie County Palm Beach Post / Linda Rawls

IRS: More people e-filed tax returns AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer

Govs' salaries range from $1 to $206,500 / Andrew Knapp

Eurozone growth continues to outpace US FT / Ralph Atkins

Monthly capital flows to U.S. fall back in March Marketwatch / Robert Schroeder

Bernanke Says Insider Trading Laws Cover Credit Swaps Bloomberg / Shannon D. Harrington and Craig Torres

Washington State Debt Auction Leads U.S. Municipal Borrowing Bloomberg / Jeremy R. Cooke

Regulation and Financial Innovation Federal Reserve Board / Ben S. Bernanke

Federal Reserve chairman says innovation shouldn't be squelched by regs AP via Houston Chronicle

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

Core inflation rises 0.2% in April Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

The bubbles that built America CNN / Daniel Gross

U.S. Economy: Consumer Prices Rose Less Than Forecast Bloomberg / Joe Richter

Easter Bonnets Turn Retail Sales Inside Out Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

Mortgage Defaults Rise 62 Percent, RealtyTrac Reports Bloomberg / Hui-yong Yu

Home prices drop for third straight quarter CNN / Les Christie

Metals - Gold steadies on weaker dollar, expectations US might not raise rates AFX via Forbes

U.S. stocks rally after inflation report Marketwatch / Nick Godt

Takeovers for Everyone -- It Must Be Time to Stop Bloomberg / David Pauly

Chrysler's losses top $2B in first quarter Reuters via CNN

The Double Whammy Forbes / Jerry Flint

Wal-Mart’s warns on future earnings AP via MSNBC

Success May Be Downfall of a Perfectly Good Fund Bloomberg / Chet Currier

Junk Bonds May Repeat Crash of 2002 on Increasing LBO Credits Bloomberg / Caroline Salas

Musical Chairs at Muni Firms Bond Buyer / Matthew Hanson

Thousands of Charities To Receive IRS Surveys Bond Buyer / Alison L. McConnell

Economic Growth Doesn’t Cause Inflation (The Fed Does) Lew Rockwell / Bob Murphy

Debt: An Inescapable Concept Lew Rockwell / Gary North

The Yen Carry Trade Speculative Investor via Safehaven / Steve Saville

Taiwan: Overseas investment may slow yuan AP via Taipei Times

Daimler Pays to Have Chrysler Towed Away Washington Post / Allan Sloan

How deep a cut will Chrysler unions accept? Christian Science Monitor / Mark Trumbull

Contrarians still smiling Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

Murdoch's Letter May Help Win Over Wary Bancroft Family Members Bloomberg / Cecile Daurat

Thomson near finalizing Reuters deal: WSJ Marketwatch

Sony May Post Biggest Loss in 4 Years on PlayStation 3 Consoles Bloomberg / Hiroshi Suzuki

Bush, Once Party-Builder, Leaves Republicans Weakened, Worried Bloomberg / Catherine Dodge and Laura Litvan

Nymex Director Resigns From Optionable Over Chief's Prison Time Bloomberg / Matthew Leising

More than one crisis at World Bank Christian Science Monitor / Peter Grier

U.S. Two-Year Yield Near 4-Week High; Fisher Sees Faster Growth Bloomberg / Wes Goodman

Daimler's Schrempp Lost $12.6 Billion for Investors on Chrysler Bloomberg / Jeremy van Loon and Patrick Donahue

A Corporate Divorce on the Cheap NY Times / Mark Landler

Yen Rebounds as Japan Investors May Bring Treasury Funds Home Bloomberg / Ron Harui

Japan's Machine Orders Fall 4.5%, Undermining Growth Bloomberg / Jason Clenfield

BOJ May Keep Benchmark Rate Unchanged as Growth Cools Bloomberg / Mayumi Otsuma

China Retail Sales Rise 15.5 Percent as Wages Grow Bloomberg / Nipa Piboontanasawat