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Overheated housing markets cool down CNN / Les Christie

U.S. tightens controls on exports to China LA Times / Jim Puzzanghera

DC: Car dealers seek workers, even as makers slash jobs Washington Times / Adam Terese

Slumping Confidence in Bonds Tied to Subprime Mortgages NY Times / Vikas Bajaj

Treasury Yields Reach Five-Year High as Rate Cut Bets Diminish Bloomberg / Kim-Mai Cutler

European Bonds Post Sixth Weekly Decline on Interest Rate Views Bloomberg / Gavin Finch

Both good and bad news on inflation AP via Long Beach Press Telegram / Martin Crutsinger

The Inflation Problem Revisited via Safehaven / Greg Silberman

Nymex rumors highlight tumult Chicago Tribune / Robert Manor

Crude at 9-month high AP via Houston Chronicle / John Wilen

Yen Slides Against Dollar, Hits Low Versus Euro Bloomberg / Bo Nielsen

U.S. Stocks Rally, S&P 500 Rises Most in Eight Weeks; GM Gains Bloomberg / Michael Patterson

CA: Housing lends no help to job market Contra Costa Times / George Avalos

Stocks seen easing from lofty gains next week Marketwatch / Carla Mozee

Asian Stocks Rise as U.S. Retail Sales, Metals Prices Climb Bloomberg / Chua Kong Ho

Nymex shares surge to record on talk it is sounding out buyers Independent / Stephen Foley


Bond rates rise, and the world doesn't end LA Times / Tom Petruno

Hedge fund fees favor the managers San Antonio Express Courier / Jeanie Wyatt

A fright in the bond markets may end the cheap funds era $ FT / Michael Mackenzie and John Authers

Make no mistake, China's manipulating its currency St. Louis Post Dispatch / David Nicklaus

Gold Will Not Plunge Much Further via Safehaven / Boris Sobolev

Investors see gold in stocks' wild swings USA Today / Adam Shell

Market's freaky Fridays show confidence in economy Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Gregory M. Drahuschak

EBay Eager for More Buyers AP via Washington Post / Brian Bergstein

Interest rate fears at rest? Don't get too comfortable LA Times / Tom Petruno

How to tell a cheaply priced value stock from a 'value trap' Marketwatch / Jonathan Burton

Healthy earnings outlook may lift stocks Reuters / Cal Mankowski

Housing Starts Probably Declined in May: U.S. Economy Preview Bloomberg / Shobhana Chandra

Oil industry may cut back refinery plans AP via Houston Chronicle / H. Josef Hebert

In CBOT bid battle, less could mean more Chicago Tribune / David Greising

Putin rallies Third World to go it alone Telegraph / Liam Halligan

An Inflation Hedge May Be Worth a Second Look NY Times / Neil A. O’Hara

Bond Slide's Brighter Side Wall Street Journal / Diana Ransom

Mea Culpa, Said the Bond Market Watchers U.S. News & World Report via NY Times / Paul J. Lim

Housing market hasn't bottomed yet Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

When Does a Housing Slump Become a Bust? NY Times / Anna Bernasek

Home Buyers: A Borrowed Dime Grows More Costly Washington Post / Nell Henderson

MA: Luxury condo prices surge: Builders in Boston set to raise the bar Boston Herald / Scott Van Voorhis

If You Take on Your Broker, You're Likely to Lose Washington Post / Michelle Singletary

Fund family feud Marketwatch / Chuck Jaffe

Some 'Value' Stocks Are Just Losers Marketwatch via Wall Street Journal / Jonathan Burton

No alternative to minimum tax, no kidding NY Post / John Crudele

He has an American dream... Guardian – Observer / Heather Stewart

Tainted Foods Are Daily Problem in Asia Washington Post / Margie Mason


U.S. Homebuilder Confidence Declines to 16-Year Low Bloomberg / Bob Willis

Home builders' outlook ebbs to lowest level in 16 years AP via Detroit News

The rich: Still bullish on real estate CNN / Les Christie

FL: Mortgage woes cured by ad sale Palm Beach Post / Linda Rawls

Court Sides With Wall Street Banks Newsday / Pete Yost

Gold rises as dollar falls versus euro AP via Madlen Read

Rising bonds rates give and take Contra Costa Times / Steve Butler

Oil Nears $70 for First Time in 9 Months on Nigeria Strike Plan Bloomberg / Mark Shenk

Oil tops $69; benchmark contract at 9-month high Marketwatch / Myra P. Saefong and Polya Lesova

U.S. stocks close lower after oil rallies Marketwatch / Leslie Wines

Stocks in a struggle CNN / David Ellis

Wendy's takes closer look at sale Reuters via USA Today

Speed Bumps Ahead For Stocks Forbes / Bernie Schaeffer

US Economy - Smoke and Mirrors Hinsdale Associates via Market Oracle / Paul J. Nolte

The Fed's Cautious Optimism Isn't Believable Prudent Investor via Market Oracle

What's Wrong With Speculation? / Jonathan Hoenig

The World's Hottest Job Markets Forbes / Tom Van Riper

Politics weakens Justice Dept. independence McClatchy / Marisa Taylor and Margaret Talev

China banks hit for illicit loans BBC News

Indexes flat as subprime worries offset takeovers Reuters / Kristina Cooke

Monday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

U.S. Treasury bond prices drop AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer

US Treasury's Paulson applauds IMF forex changes Reuters

CME, Intercontinental Exchange May Sweeten CBOT Bids Bloomberg / Edgar Ortega and Matthew Leising

Philly exchange deal in the works NY Post / Roddy Boyd

Russia's booming economy The Economist

Oil refiners reconsider expansion AP via Tennessean / H. Josef Hebert

What If Social Security Were Completely Scrapped? Ludwig Von Mises Institute / D.W. MacKenzie

Fed Unlikely to Agree to Set an Inflation Target Bloomberg / John M. Berry

Why Did the Fed Help North Korea Launder Money? Bloomberg / Kevin Hassett

Desperate measures for the mortgage business Fortune via CNN / Jon Birger

Mortgage rates back near year-ago level Chicago Tribune / Mary Umberger

Forbes '08 Tracker: June Forbes / David A. Andelman

China Isn't a Manipulator, U.S. Congress Is Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

Retail Giant Will Remake Private Bank NY Times / Eric Dash

Gold, Silver Rise in Asia as Dollar's Decline Boosts Demand Bloomberg / Jesse Riseborough

Oil prices slightly lower AP via Houston Chronicle / Pablo Gorondi

The Garden Of Eden Or A Perfect Storm? Forbes / Robert Lenzner

Forecasters predict further housing market slump Christian Science Monitor / Mark Trumbull

Wall Street Analysts More Bearish Than Ever; More Accurate, Too Bloomberg / Nick Baker and Daniel Hauck

Watch That Slump in Asia's Pricing Power Abroad Bloomberg / Andy Mukherjee

Getting it right on recessions and the ‘wealth effect’ Brookes News / Gerard Jackson

US recession and technology: another economic fallacy Brookes News / Gerard Jackson

OPEB Guru Looks Back Bond Buyer / Matthew Hanson

The latest bond adventure is essential viewing Telegraph / Roger Bootle

U.S. Notes May Fall; Deutsche, Lehman Drop Calls for Rate Cut Bloomberg / Wes Goodman

Yen Falls Against Euro, Australian Dollar, Pound on Carry Trade Bloomberg / Stanley White and Kosuke Goto

Euro sets new high vs yen, kiwi dips on RBNZ sales Reuters / Masayuki Kitano

Discount Dentistry, South of The Border Washington Post / Manuel Roig-Franzia

Progress on preventing blackouts Christian Science Monitor / Mark Clayton

UK: Why homebuyers face a bond bombshell Guardian / Ashley Seager

Taiwan: Analysts expect central bank to lift rates Taipei Times / Jackie Lin

Treasury Rout Muffled by Reserves, Tame Inflation, Derivatives Bloomberg / Deborah Finestone



Deciphering the New Yield Curve / James B. Stewart

Board announces availability of online Mortgage Comparison Calculator Federal Reserve Board

NY Mayor Bloomberg becoming an independent Reuters / Michelle Nichols and Ellen Wulfhorst

Study says Florida, California home prices likely to drop in 2 years AP via South Florida Sun Sentinel / Jeremy Herron

Corn and milk: A 1-2 inflation combo CNN / Jeff Cox

The new capitalism FT / Martin Wolf

FL: Claims brewing long after storms Palm Beach Post / Randy Diamond

Asia resumes record-setting run, led by Hong Kong Marketwatch / V. Phani Kumar

Stocks Rise As Bond Yields Dip AP via Magic Valley Times News / Tim Paradis

Tightened border security hits America in the wallet Globe and Mail / Barbara McKenna

Foreclosures drift to Sun Belt from Rust Belt CNN / Les Christie

Subprime Mortgage Problems Quarantined? Ask the Home Builders Northern Trust via Safehaven / Paul Kasriel

Search for water gets harder in U.S. Southwest Reuters

Late Surge Hoists Stocks To Positive Finish Investors Business Daily / Alan R. Elliott

Home Depot to buyback stock Reuters / Michael Flaherty and Karen Jacobs

Best Buy lowers 2008 profit estimate AP via Houston Chronicle / Chris Williams

The Utilities' big drop Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

GOP Longshot: Ditch Fed, Go Back to Gold The Street / Simon Constable

Cantor Fitzgerald sees growth in unusual places Reuters / Joseph A. Giannone

US credit cycle turn not expected in 07-Barclays Reuters

Treasuries Rise a Third Day as Housing Starts Decline in May Bloomberg / Deborah Finestone and Daniel Kruger

Merrill Revives Plan to Sell Bear Stearns Fund Bonds Bloomberg / Jody Shenn

CA: Investors flocking to state bond offering Contra Costa Times / David Morrill

Fed economist-Housing downturn may deepen Reuters

Houston Economic Update Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Inflation is soaring, and the Fed will respond soon Marketwatch / Dr. Irwin Kellner

Consumer credit reports Federal Reserve Board / Sandra Braunstein

Tuesday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

U.S. Stocks Rise as Bond Yields Slip; Citigroup, Textron Gain Bloomberg / Eric Martin

Treasuries Rise a Third Day as Housing Starts Decline in May Bloomberg / Deborah Finestone and Daniel Kruger

SIFMA Provides White Paper for SEC Roundtable on Rule 12B-1 SIFMA

U.S. Bank Loan Risk Rises on Concern About Record Borrowing Bloomberg / Shannon D. Harrington

Nigeria stays in focus as crude pulls back Marketwatch / Myra P. Saefong & Polya Lesova

Nymex oil dips below $69 a barrel AP via Beaufort Gazette / J.W. Elphinstone

CA: Report from UCLA team skirts the R-word LA Times / Annette Haddad

White House budget director resigns AP via Seattle Times / Terence Hunt

Hedge-like funds might reduce risk, experts say South Florida Sun Sentinel via Allentown Morning Call / Harriet Johnson Brackey

Housing starts fall as permits rise Reuters via CNN

FL: Housing market not pretty in Florida and nation, reports show South Florida Sun Sentinel / Paul Owers

Gold futures hold near the $660-an-ounce level Marketwatch / Myra P. Saefong & Polya Lesova

CA: Sluggish economy seen well into 2008 Sacramento Bee / Dale KIasler

FDIC Quarterly Banking Profile FDIC

Goldman's Ready Forbes / Robert Lenzner

Bernanke, Trichet Turn to BIS as Markets Ignore Risk Bloomberg / John Fraher

Rally in Stocks Becomes Buy-and-Holder's Delight Bloomberg / Chet Currier

Semel out as Yahoo! CEO CNN / Paul R. La Monica

Best Buy 1st-quarter profit falls AP via Houston Chronicle

IL: Dead market for grave sites Chicago Tribune / Mary Umberger


Western Union gets new rival Denver Post / Will Shanley

House bill would tax Blackstone immediately Marketwatch / William L. Watts

Reflections on the Asian Financial Crises Federal Reserve Bank of New York / Timothy Geithner

NY Fed's Geithner says exchange rates no insulation from global shocks AFX via Forbes

KC Fed chief Hoenig sees second-quarter economic rebound Kansas City Star / Mark Davis

Labor supply debated as slower output looms Reuters

Computer failure stacks up United Chicago Tribune / Susan Chandler, Robert Manor and Jon Hilkevitch

The Perils of Monetizing US Debt FX Money Traders via Safehaven / Jes Black

Merrill sells assets of Bear Stearns hedge funds Marketwatch / Alistair Barr & Greg Robb

South Florida home prices to drop even more in next two years AP via South Florida Sun Sentinel / Martin Crutsinger

EU: should we stay or should we go? Telegraph / Ambrose Evans-Pritchard

Asia markets slip on Wall Street's decline Marketwatch / V. Phani Kumar

Dow Jones takes over News Corp. talks AP via Houston Chronicle / Seth Sutel

Stocks log heavy losses as bond yields move higher Marketwatch / Nick Godt

Currencies and bonds $ FT / John Authers

Dow tumbles nearly 150 points CNN / David Ellis

U.S. Stocks Drop After Bond Yields Gain; JPMorgan Shares Fall Bloomberg / Eric Martin

Stocks Settle To Bottom Of Trading Range Investors Business Daily / Alan R. Elliott

Morgan Stanley 2Q Rose 39 Percent AP via Forbes / Joe Bel Bruno

Yen nears record low; dollar mixed Marketwatch / Wanfeng Zhou

10 Years Past, Asian Money Crisis Haunts AP via Newsday / Denis D. Gray

Steeper yield curve may signal improving economy Marketwatch / Leslie Wines

Oil tumbles on big jump in inventories CNN

Crude falls with supply up almost 7 million barrels Marketwatch / Myra P. Saefong & Polya Lesova

Gold falls on rising bond yields, strong dollar Marketwatch / Polya Lesova

Mortgage Applications Decrease In Latest MBA Survey Mortgage Bankers Association

Wednesday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Dell's Third Delisting Notice Wasn't a Charm / Stephen Taub

Wall Street ekes out a gain CNN / David Ellis

Best Buy Says Profit Fell Due to Soft Economy AP via Washington Post / Chris Williams

Treasuries slide as investors hedge bets AP via Houston Chronicle

States outpace feds on minimum wage / Christine Vestal

SC: Ravenel suspended in wake of cocaine charges The State / Aaron Gould Sheinin and Adam Beam

Hands off Private Equity National Review / Phil Kerpen

Treasuries Decline on Concern Housing Won't Weigh Down Economy Bloomberg / Deborah Finestone and Daniel Kruger

Buying into Blackstone CNN / Grace Wong

Morgan Stanley 2Q rose 39 percent AP via Houston Chronicle / Joe Bel Bruno

Subprime Street is Feeling The Heat NY Post / Roddy Boyd

Circuit City swings to 1Q loss AP via Dallas Morning News

Splitsville Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

The Dollar's Doomsday Scenario Forbes / Robert Lenzner

Yen nears record low, dollar mixed Marketwatch / Wanfeng Zhou

Mortgage Rate Rise Pushes U.S. Housing, Economy to `Blood Bath' Bloomberg / Kathleen M. Howley

OH: Home values likely to hold Cincinnati Enquirer / Jeremy Herron

Housing sprouts up in Midwest Chicago Tribune / William Sluis

Mortgage applications slide Reuters via CNN

UK: King Overruled as BOE Votes 5-4 for Unchanged Rate Bloomberg / Brian Swint

Sweden's Central Bank Raises Key Rate for Eighth Time Bloomberg / Jonas Bergman

Treasuries Little Changed After Three-Day Gain as Housing Slows Bloomberg / Wes Goodman

CEOs under fire to perform – or else Christian Science Monitor / Mark Trumbull

US Congress set to battle over gas-price 'gouging' Christian Science Monitor / Peter Grier

Asian Stocks Advance for Fifth Day, Led by Hon Hai and Nissan Bloomberg / Chen Shiyin and Stuart Kelly

Yen Is Little Changed Before BOJ Minutes and Speech by Muto Bloomberg / Stanley White

Asia's Skyscraper Economies Hit a Glass Ceiling Bloomberg / William Pesek


Asian shares lower on profit-taking after record run Marketwatch / V. Phani Kumar

Fears grow over repricing of risky debt securities FT / Saskia Scholtes

AT&T: An old blue chip favorite comes storming back NY Daily News / Joseph Lisanti

Fed again urged to end abusive mortgage practices Marketwatch / Robert Schroeder

Supervisory Insights – Summer 2007 FDIC

Hedge fund woes could hit Main Street CNN / Chris Isidore

Late Day Surge Pushes Stocks To Solid Gains Investors Business Daily / Alan R. Elliott

Expect Rupert Murdoch to prevail Economist

Stocks rise following upbeat economic data, drop in oil prices AP via Boston Herald

Research in commotion Economist

Blackstone IPO Raises $4.13 Billion at $31 a Share Bloomberg / Elizabeth Hester and Jason Kelly

Merrill Sells Portion of $850 Million Bear Funds Bloomberg / Jody Shenn

Rising Bond Yields via Bondheads / Marty Chenard

Manufacturers Report Increase in Activity Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Philadelphia Fed's Factory Index Rose to 18 in June Bloomberg / Shobhana Chandra

Granddad, Did You Believe in Central Banks Once? Bloomberg / Mark Gilbert

Credit derivative indexes wider on liquidity fears Reuters

Bonds dip on strong factory activity data Reuters

Treasury Two-Year Notes Rise on Concern Over Hedge Fund Losses Bloomberg / Deborah Finestone and Daniel Kruger

Wall Street can't find its way CNN / David Ellis

Thursday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

U.S. 30-year mortgage rates fall, end five week rise Reuters

MI: Foreclosures more than double in city Lansing state Journal / Barbara Wieland

McCain's support wanes in new polls McClatchy / Matt Stearns

ICE urges CBOT members to vote against CME deal Reuters

'Trivial' collectors or garbage gatherers? Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Jack Markowitz

Deadly ripples threaten subprime funds CNN / Grace Wong

Corporate Debt Risk Jumps on Concern Over Bear Stearns Funds Bloomberg / Hamish Risk and Shannon D. Harrington

Yield Curve Rights Itself Without Fed's Help Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

CA: Ad campaign drew buyers for bonds Sacramento Bee / Judy Lin

U.S. Economy: Leading Indicators Index Rises More Than Forecast Bloomberg / Joe Richter

Claims for unemployment benefits rise sharply AP via Houston Chronicle / Martin Crutsinger

U.S. economy to expand in coming months AP via Houston Chronicle / Candice Choi

Mortgage rates back off CNN

N.Y. Oil Rises, Nearing $70, as Nigeria Strike Threatens Supply Bloomberg / Mark Shenk

Dollar climbs against euro AP via Houston Chronicle

Soybeans fall, grains mixed AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer

WTO Talks Break Down Over Farm Aid, Jeopardizing Deal Bloomberg / Warren Giles

Fed meets housing activists amid loan oversight criticism LA Times / Jonathan Peterson

Fed to Focus on Clouds in Forecast, Though Core Inflation Has Eased Wall Street Journal / Greg Ip

Mortgage Losses Push Hedge Funds to Brink Washington Post / David Cho and Tomoeh Murakami Tse

Stumping for Attention To Deficit Disorder Washington Post / Lori Montgomery

Congress Weighs End to Hedge Fund Tax Break NY Times / Jenny Anderson and Andrew Ross Sorkin

Stocks stumble, and a Geezer is worried Marketwatch / Peter Bruimelow

Taiwan: TAIEX at a new seven-year high Taipei Times / Amber Chung

Japan's Export Growth Almost Doubles on Demand From China, EU Bloomberg / Lily Nonomiya

Russia: Central Bank Is Seen Emerging Unscathed Moscow Times / Simon Shuster

U.S. Notes Are Little Changed; Philadelphia Fed Index May Rise Bloomberg / Wes Goodman

Senate makes new try for immigration bill Christian Science Monitor / Gail Russell Chaddock

Japan Trade Surplus Widens as Export Growth Quickens Bloomberg / Lily Nonomiya

Yen Trades Near Four-Year Low Versus Dollar on Capital Outflows Bloomberg / Kosuke Goto and Ron Harui



TX: Realty specialists do more than sell Dallas Morning News / Bob Moos

Apple rises to No. 3 music seller in U.S. Reuters via LA Times

Summer vacation for the Fed CNN / Paul R. La Monica

Federal Reserve Events Reuters

North American rig count falls 2.4% Marketwatch / Katherine Hunt

Fund Managers' Taxes to Double Under House Measure Bloomberg / Ryan J. Donmoyer

Canada: Winnipeg Commodity Exchange sold to ICE Globe and Mail / John Partridge

Stocks lower amid rates jitters Marketwatch / Nick Godt

Stocks Dive Deeper On Mild Volume Investors Business Daily / Alan R. Elliott

Stocks take a midday hit CNN / Steve Hargreaves

U.S. Stocks Decline on Mortgage Concern; Bear Stearns Falls Bloomberg / Eric Martin

Why Blackstone Is Selling But You Might Want to Wait / Donald Luskin

Mortgage loss threatens US banks BBC News

Thomson Learning LBO May Show `Breaking Point' for Junk Debt Bloomberg / Caroline Salas

Buffett's Hometown Finds Stiff Competition in Hotels Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

Zimbabwe's Dollar Plummets 67 Percent; Retailers Stop Trading Bloomberg / Brian Latham

Treasurys turn higher in midday trade Marketwatch / Leslie Wines

Bank of America Calls Mortgage Woes `Tip of Iceberg' Bloomberg / Sebastian Boyd and Will Edwards

Bank Secrecy Act’s Effectiveness and Efficiency FDIC / Sheila C. Blair

May State Coincident Indexes pdf Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Treasury: Small Banks to Get a Break AP via Washington Post / Jeannine Aversa

Yen remains near 4 1/2 year lows vs dollar Marketwatch / Wayne Ma

Blackstone stock leaps 17% in opening AP via Chicago Tribune

Stocks Step Back On Higher Volume Investors Business Daily / Alan R. Elliott

Widen the immigration funnel Marketwatch / Thomas Kostigen

Rudy’s Fiscal Roadmap National Review / Deroy Murdock

German economy shows signs of peaking FT / Ralph Atkins

Financial Innovation: Benefits and Challenges Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland / Sandra Pianalto

Pianalto-Fed wants efficient,effective credit flow Reuters

Do Teens Mask Labor-Market Weakness? Morgan Stanley / Richard Berner

IMF says US soft landing scenario likely amid risks Reuters

Gold futures climb, but ready for a weekly loss Marketwatch / Myra P. Saefong & Polya Lesova

Crude futures' gain tied to Nigeria strike worries Marketwatch / Myra P. Saefong & Polya Lesova

Bonds rise on short-covering ahead of weekend Reuters

Treasury Yield Curve Steepest Since 2005 as Traders Seek Haven Bloomberg / Deborah Finestone and Daniel Kruger

Stocks Fall on Higher Oil, Bond Yields AP via Allentown Morning Call / Tim Paradis

Friday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

China's stock market is hot; and unregulated McClatchy / Kevin G. Hall

Twenty Years Later, Echoes Linger From '87 Crash Bloomberg / Chet Currier

Globalization and Inflation: Is There A Link? Part1 Morgan Stanley / Eric Chaney

Tourists aren't flocking to the U.S. LA Times / Kimi Yoshino

U.S. 10-Year Notes Fall, Heading for Seventh Weekly Decline Bloomberg / Wes Goodman

Once Again, Trade Effort Stumbles on Subsidies IHT via NY Times / Carter Dougherty

N.Z. Dollar Approaches 22-Year High; Traders Test Central Bank Bloomberg / Emma O'Brien

Taiwan: Benchmark rate rises 25 basis points Taipei Times / Jackie Lin

Yen Trades Near 4-Year Low Versus Dollar on Carry Trades, BOJ Bloomberg / Min Zeng


Bears lurking in Wall St. woods Denver Post / Will Shanley

At last, the Fed steps up on the side of consumers Kansas City Star / Paul Wenske

IBM Corp. Hunts for Ways to Trim the Fat AP via Baltimore Examiner / Brian Bergstein

Fed's Mishkin Says Asia Should Increase Spending Bloomberg / Steve Matthews

Mortgage Forms Sow Confusion Washington Post / Kenneth R. Harney

Rising cost of cheese cuts into pizza profits Louisville Courier Journal via Tennessean / Alex Davis

Bush Says Immigration Bill Stresses Enforcement, Tight Borders Bloomberg / Holly Rosenkrantz

Radio address by President Bush to the nation Marketwatch

Managers Of Funds May Face Stiff Taxes Washington Post / David Cho and Tomoeh Murakami Tse

CBOE delays vote on proposal Chicago Tribune / Robert Manor and James P. Miller

No Firm Evidence on How Murdoch Would Run Journal Washington Post / Frank Ahrens and Mary Jordan

Fed, subprime jitters on tap Reuters / Cal Mankowski

Homes Sell. Homes Don’t Sell. Builders Still Build. NY Times / Floyd Norris

U.S. Two-Year Notes Gain First Time Since April on Hedge Funds Bloomberg / Deborah Finestone and Daniel Kruger

Investors riding seesaw as stocks end week lower AP via South Florida Sun Sentinel / Tim Paradis

U.S. Stocks Fall, S&P 500 Slides Most Since March; Banks Drop Bloomberg / Michael Patterson

Yen Tumbles Versus Dollar, Euro as BOJ Rate Spurs Carry Trades Bloomberg / Min Zeng

Many in U.S. Don't Have Bank Accounts AP via Baltimore Sun / Jeannine Aversa


Asian markets mixed as U.S. losses weigh Marketwatch / V. Phani Kumar

Nintendo outstrips Sony in market value Reuters via Washington Post

Gas prices below $3 CNN

Crystal ball stays hazy on bonds' safety Chicago Tribune / Gail MarksJarvis

Veto Signals Start of a Risky Political Game Washington Post / Jeffrey H. Birnbaum

Home Sales Drop, Consumer Spending Gains: U.S. Economy Preview Bloomberg / Bob Willis

Wall Street Awaits Fed's Rate Decision AP via Washington Post / Madlen Read

Long bond rate is headed up, experts say St. Louis Post Dispatch / David Nicklaus

Bonds Shouldn’t Rock Marts AP via NY Post / Rachel Beck

Glittering and Gushing Washington Post / Nell Henderson

Dollar `Vulnerable' to Drop in Investment, BIS Says Bloomberg / Lukanyo Mnyanda

Low airfares don't always equal customers Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Dan Fitzpatrick

Wall Street's top cop doesn't accept a new beat Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Gregory M. Drahuschak

UK: Lessons to learn from US economy's failures Scotsman / Tom Vosa

UK: Take cover, there's a storm coming Scotsman / Bryan Johnston

Bond Yields Jump, But Fed Can Sit Tight Wall Street Journal / Greg Ip

Putting optimism to the test Marketwatch / Greg Robb

The Crowd Is Restless, but Maybe That’s a Good Sign Marketwatch via NY Times / Mark Hulbert

They’re Partners. They’re Rivals. They’re Both. NY Times / Richard Siklos

Sell the FT, say Pearson investors Guardian – Observer / Richard Wachman

Indexing & ETFs Changes Benefit Russell 2000 Index Funds Wall Street Journal / Eleanor Laise

Subprime Fallout Could Hit Shares NY Times / Conrad De Aenlle

Lehman Brothers Rising Wall Street Journal / Steven M. Sears

Fund fees are lowest in 25 years, but could use another push Boston Herald / Chuck Jaffe

Where Is Washington’s Love for Shareholders? NY Times / Ben Stein

Social Security Fixer-Uppers Washington Post / Martha M. Hamilton

Doha round of trade talks remain mired in an impasse over subsidies and tariffs AFP via Taipei Times

UK: After Brown, will the Treasury be short-changed? Guardian – Observer / Heather Stewart



First Quarter 2007 CFO Report to the Board  pdf FDIC

The Theory of Life-Cycle Saving and Investing pdf Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Dollar stalls after existing-home sales data Marketwatch / Wayne Ma

Treasuries Rise as Investors Move Away From High-Risk Assets Bloomberg / tanton and Deborah Finestone

Japan: How to Generate Potential Alpha in Credit Investment Pimco / Koyo Ozeki

Subprime mortgage worries drive stocks lower Reuters / Jennifer Coogan

Stocks end lower on subprime, hedge fund jitters Marketwatch / Nick Godt

Allstate agrees to mass settlement of Katrina claims AP via Chicago Tribune

Another Bear Stearns fund may need bailout Reuters via CNN

Blackstone shares fall on second day Reuters via CNN

Proxy fight starts for CBOT Chicago Tribune / Robert Manor

Slump? What slump? Home values OK CNN / Chris Isidore

EU: Over the hill? The Economist

Challenges for the Fed Morgan Stanley / Richard Berner

Fed seen split on formal inflation target Marketwatch / Greg Robb

Texas Manufacturing Outlook Survey Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Federal Reserve Events Reuters

Review and Preview Morgan Stanley / Ted Wieseman

Bear Stearns Rivals Reject Fund Bailout in LTCM Redux Bloomberg / Jody Shenn and Bradley Keoun

Foreign-owned Treasuries $ FT / Lex

Banks Fight to Postpone Day of Reckoning Merk Hard Currency Fund via Safehaven / Axel Merk

Inventory of homes for sale hits 15-year high Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

Weakest home sales in 4 years CNN / Chris Isidore

Home Sales Hit Slowest Pace in 4 Years AP via Forbes / Martin Crutsinger

CA: Real estate group membership keeps on growing Long Beach Press Telegram / Don Jergler

Congress probes pile pressure on Bush team FT / Andrew Ward

Wall St higher amid lower bond yields FT / Michael Mackenzie

Detroit's new rules Fortune via CNN / Alex Taylor III

Indexes Start Off Week On Plus Side Investors Business Daily / Vincent Mao

Is the Fed Model an Accurate Predictive Tool for This Market? Seeking Alpha / Caleb Sevian

The million-dollar waitress Business Week via MSNBC / Tim Catts

China: Our Views on the Economy in a Single Diagram Morgan Stanley / Qing Wang

More companies are tapping the nonregistered debt market / Eric Laursen

Treasuries Rise as Risk Aversion Lifts Government Debt Globally Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton and Deborah Finestone

Higher Bond Yields Herald Stock Gains Amid Lessening Inflation Bloomberg / Michael Tsang and Daniel Hauck

Chicago Fed report: Inflation, growth weak in May Dow Jones via Chicago Tribune

Chicago Fed National Activity Index Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Stocks Rise After Housing Data AP via South Florida Sun Sentinel / Madlen Read

Monday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Walgreen profit rises nearly 20 percent AP via Houston Chronicle

Inflation worry hits China shares BBC News

Gold slips amid global rate worries, falling crude Marketwatch / Polya Lesova

Dollar bounces up against euro AP via Houston Chronicle

UK pound edges above the $2 level BBC News

NYSE-NASD Regulatory Merger Will Harm Investors Bloomberg / John F. Wasik

Know what's up with your ARM Dallas Morning News / Pamela Yip

When will the housing market recover? MSNBC

Bernanke Stumbles as Lawmakers Bash Fed Over Consumer Lending Bloomberg / Craig Torres, Alison Vekshin and Scott Lanman

U.S. Treasury Bill Rally Says Bush Is Doing `A Heck of a Job' Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton

U.S. Notes Little Changed; Report May Show Home Sales Dropped Bloomberg / Wes Goodman

Private-Activity Bond Cap Carryforward Down 14% Bond Buyer / Alison L. McConnell

UBS Launches Second Ever Municipal CDO Bond Buyer / Matthew Hanson

Shareholders Get Poorer as Record M&A Pay Bankers Record Fees Bloomberg / Jacqueline Simmons and Ambereen Choudhury

Oil Falls as Supply Concern Eases After Strike Ends in Nigeria Bloomberg / Gavin Evans

Key to reviving immigration-reform bill: tight border Christian Science Monitor / Gail Russell Chaddock

Murdoch Said to Be Close to Terms on Journal NY Times / Richard Siklos and Andrew Ross Sorkin

Ruler of a Media Empire Reaches Out for More NY Times

Sales Chief Is the Latest to Depart From Yahoo NY Times / Miguel Helft

Has boom in going private hit its peak? Christian Science Monitor / Ron Scherer

Will water slake a thirst for profits? Christian Science Monitor / G. Jeffrey MacDonald

Asian Stocks Decline on Interest-Rate Concern; Takeda Advances Bloomberg / Darren Boey and Makiko Suzuki

UK: Critical time for the Governor if he is outvoted again Telegraph / Roger Bootle

UK: Brown, Preparing to Replace Blair, Calls for Change in U.K. Bloomberg / Robert Hutton and Mark Deen

Taiwan: The central bank shows its hand Taipei Times


MBA Position Paper on FAS 140 Implications of Restructurings of Certain Securitized Residential Mortgage Loans pdf Mortgage Bankers Association

MBA Chairman Robbins Testifies on Need to Protect Consumers While Maintaining Access to Mortgage Credit pdf Mortgage Bankers Association

The American Dream Forbes / Jim Cullen

SEC probes troubled subprime market FT / Michael Mackenzie and Jeremy Grant

Japan, Hong Kong markets lead Asia's losses Marketwatch / V. Phani Kumar

Gloomy reports boost fears about housing, mortgage markets Lam Times / Tom Petruno

Farm bill shows U.S. forgets free trade starts at home Globe and Mail / Barbara McKenna

Oil, gas futures retreat on likely rise in inventories AP via Houston Chronicle / John Wilen

U.S. lagging the world Marketwatch / Thomas Kostigen

Alt A Loans `Disconcerting,' Jumbos Weaker, S&P Says Bloomberg / Jody Shenn

Subprime market needs more rules, consumer advocates say Marketwatch / Ruth Mantell

FL: Home sales dive 25% across Palm Beach County Palm Beach Post / Linda Rawls

WA: Seattle bucks declining home value trend Seattle Post Intelligencer / Aubrey Cohen

Barclays' hand strengthened against rivals Guardian / Phillip Inman

UK: Bank official warns on rates Guardian / Larry Elliott

Still Concerned by Inflation, Fed Unlikely to Lower Rates Washington Post / Nell Henderson

Fed Funds rate $ FT / John Authers

Fed likely to stress inflation outlook FT / Krishna Guha

Gross expects the Fed to cut rates within the next six months Marketwatch / Leslie Wines

Looking for Contagion in All the Wrong Places Pimco / Bill Gross

What Can Go Wrong: China* Pimco / Paul McCulley

CDOs in `Hooker Heels' Fool Moody's, S&P, Gross Says Bloomberg / Caroline Salas

SIFMA’s Economic Advisory Roundtable Releases Mid-Year Economic Forecast SIFMA

Treasury Bonds Slide on Tepid Data AP via Philadelphia Inquirer

Senate resumes immigration debate Marketwatch / William L. Watts

Deja vu for Wall Street CNN / David Ellis

Oracle Profit Gains 23%, Buoyed by Acquisition Spree Bloomberg / Rochelle Garner

Blackstone Busted Forbes / Joshua Lipton

Dutch ruling may clear way for LaSalle Bank sale AP via Chicago Tribune

Treasuries Little Changed Amid Drop in New Home Sales in May Bloomberg / Dennis Fitzgerald

Tuesday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Stocks Climb in Early Trading / Mark Glassman

Markets get a case of nerves Marketwatch / Dr. Irwin Kellner

A Sub-Prime Ripple? Daily Standard / Irwin M. Stelzer

Consumer confidence falls in June AP via Houston Chronicle / Anne D’Innocenzio

Natural gas gambling Houston Chronicle / David Ivanovich

Home prices fall at fastest rate in 16 years Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

Washington Vs. Wall Street Forbes / Brian Wingfield and Liz Moyer

S&P/Case-Shiller Home Prices Fell 2.1% in April, Index Shows Bloomberg / Courtney Schlisserman

Where the housing boom goes on CNN / Les Christie

What Bubble? China's Analysts More Bullish Than Ever Bloomberg / Zhang Shidong and Chua Kong Ho

Gold futures fall ahead of U.S. economic data Marketwatch / Polya Lesova

Dollar up slightly against euro AP via Houston Chronicle


Bond market at a crossroads, TCW's Gundlach says Marketwatch / Murray Coleman & Jonathan Burton

LBO financing FT / Lex

Is it time to junk the junk bond market? Marketwatch / Leslie Wines

Financial Industry Associations Call for Balance in Subprime Mortgage Financing Response SIFMA

Cutting Through the Bond Bull National Review / David Gitlitz

Paulson’s US Markets’ Global Competitiveness Plan Applauded by SIFMA SIFMA

Consumers need to understand the rules if they want to complain Marketwatch / Chuck Jaffe

High risks see super-rich pull away FT / Peter Thal Larsen

Chávez gets his oil FT

Best Buy Ups Dividend, Plans Big Buyback Dow Jones via

U.S. stocks rally as techs, oil advance Marketwatch / Nick Godt

Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Survey Mortgage Bankers Association

Corporate Bond Risk in U.S. Retreats From Highest in 10 Months Bloomberg / Shannon D. Harrington and Hamish Risk

Treasury Two-Year Notes Erase Gains on Rebound in U.S. Stocks Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton and Deborah Finestone

Subprime lending: Abuse as usual CNN / Les Christie

ICE Deal Richer, But Is It Enough? Forbes / Ruthie Ackerman

UBS Cited By Massachusetts for Hedge-Fund Relations Bloomberg / Jenny Strasburg

The Big Pause: Wall Street, Economy Love a Quiet Fed US News and World Report / Paul J. Lim

Oil finishes just shy of $69 a barrel AP via Houston Chronicle / J. W. Elphinstone

Stocks snap losing streak ahead of Fed CNN / David Ellis

U.S. Stocks Rise, Led by Shares of Energy, Technology Companies Bloomberg / Michael Patterson

Durable Goods Orders Stumbled In May, Raising Doubts About Factory Recovery Investors Business Daily / Scott Stoddard

So, the Housing Recession Is Contained? Northern Trust via Safehaven / Paul Kasriel

U.S. MBA's Mortgage Applications Index Fell 3.9% Last Week Bloomberg / Courtney Schlisserman

Reports of Condition and Income for Second Quarter 2007 FDIC

Wednesday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Fund guru likes big U.S. firms Gannett News via Clarion Ledger

Bush May Oppose Tax Hike on Fund Managers, Aide Says Bloomberg / Ryan J. Donmoyer and Roger Runningen

Treasury bonds extend gains AP via Houston Chronicle

The ABCs of CDOs. Can you spell RISKY? Globe and Mail / Fabrice Taylor

What 70 Hard-Won Greenbacks Will Buy Today Lew Rockwell / Mark R. Crovelli

Oil tops $68 a barrel; gasoline inventories drop AP via Houston Chronicle / J. W. Elphinstone

Rising wages, fewer price hikes reducing margins Chicago Tribune / Bill Barnhart

Buffett Slams Tax System Disparities Washington Post / Tomoeh Murakami Tse

Paulson Reviewing Financial Regulations AP via Forbes / Martin Crutsinger

Adelphia founder, son ordered to prison Reuters via CNN

IN: $6.5M pitch: State has manufacturing future Indianapolis Star / Ted Evanoff

UK: Rates too low, Bank deputy says BBC News

UK: Retail sales under a cloud Guardian / Larry Elliott

After China and India: The next hot markets CNN / Grace Wong

Millionaires now number 9.5 million, survey finds Marketwatch / Sarah Turner

Treasury to study regulatory-system overhaul Marketwatch / Robert Schroeder

US STOCKS-Indexes drop on durable goods, risk worries Reuters

NYSE's Thain says U.S. tax burden threaten competitiveness Marketwatch / David Weidner

Durables orders sink more than expected Reuters via CNN

U.S. Economy: Orders for Durable Goods Drop in May Bloomberg / Joe Richter

FOMC seen sitting tight on monetary policy Marketwatch / Greg Robb

Fed Splits With Staff Over U.S. Economy's Speed Limit Bloomberg / Scott Lanman

Fed Not Expected to Change Key Rate AP via Chicago Tribune / Jeannine Aversa

When CDOs Trump Paris Hilton, There's a Problem Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

Treasury Two-Year Notes Advance on Risk Outlook, Goods Orders Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton and Deborah Finestone

Government Buying Binge in U.S. Getting Noticed Bloomberg / John M. Berry

Thomas Jefferson Uses Bonds for Monticello Expansion Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

Gross Sees Red Behind The Rouge Of Subprimes Forbes / Andrew Farrell

PIMCO's Gross: Subprime crisis not 'isolated' Reuters via CNN

Which Way Hedge Funds? Forbes / Robert Lenzner

Yen Gains Most in 10 Weeks as Investors Reduce Carry Trades Bloomberg / Bo Nielsen and Aaron Pan

UK: Brown Steps Up At Last Forbes / Steve McGookin

TREASURIES-Gain in Asia on subprime worries Reuters

Oil prices steady at $70, U.S. stockpiles seen up Reuters / Yaw Yan Chong

Dow Jones, Murdoch Agree On Shield for Wall St. Journal Washington Post / Frank Aherns

2 Oil Firms Are Defiant in Venezuela NY Times / Simon Romero and Clifford Krauss

Questioning the SEC, Gently Washington Post / Carrie Johnson

Skeptical Senate focuses on immigration – again Christian Science Monitor / Gail Russell Chaddock

Private dollars leading recovery of New Orleans Christian Science Monitor / Patrik Jonsson

Treasuries Are Little Changed as Inflation Expectations Decline Bloomberg / Wes Goodman and Oliver Biggadike

Yen Rises for a Third Day as Investors May Unwind Carry Trades Bloomberg / David McIntyre and Kosuke Goto

Mickey Mouse Dons Gas Mask for Hong Kong's Party Bloomberg / William Pesek



Treasuries Drop as Federal Reserve Emphasizes Inflation Risk Bloomberg / Deborah Finestone and Elizabeth Stanton

Treasurys finish lower as Fed stresses inflation Marketwatch / Leslie Wines

Debt markets turn grouchy as creditors ask for more The Economist

FOMC Statement Federal Reserve Board

Fed not convinced inflation has been whipped Marketwatch / Greg Robb

Fed Keeps Rate at 5.25%, Retains Focus on Inflation Bloomberg / Craig Torres

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

Wounded, tetchy and less effective than it should be, America is still the power that counts The Economist

A Case Of Murdochitis Forbes / Louis Hau

As the line blurs between hedge funds and banks, a bit of mystique goes missing The Economist

Chicago hedge fund has accounts frozen Bloomberg via Chicago Tribune

Asia: Gold from the storm The Economist

IMF chief Rato to step down in October Reuters

Senate blocks further action on immigration bill Marketwatch / William L. Watts

AMT penalty: The ultimate insult CNN / Jeanne Sahadi

New York Fed Names Three Senior Vice Presidents, Four Vice Presidents Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Small Employers and Expanded Health Insurance Coverage pdf Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Global rate hikes may make Fed's goals more difficult McClatchy via Sacramento Bee / Kevin G. Hall

US RATE FUTURES-Fretting over GDP inflation component Reuters / Ros Krasny

Fewer paper checks forces Fed to shrink Atlanta Journal Constitution / Peralte C. Paul

Thursday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Stocks Bypass GDP Data, Notch Early Gains Investors Business Daily / Alan R. Elliott

US growth at weakest pace in four years FT / Daniel Pimlott

Mortgage rates back off again CNN

US housing $ FT / Lex

Bear Stearns Woes Raise Doubts About Murky, Risky Debt Investors Business Daily / Kirk Shinkle

Treasuries Little Changed Before Fed Decision on Interest Rates Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton

Two big American oil companies may quit Venezuela The Economist

Oil Rises Above $70 in N.Y. on Increased Demand From Refiners Bloomberg / Mark Shenk

Soybeans Rise, Grains Mixed AP via Forbes

Gold futures rise ahead of Fed's rate decision Marketwatch / Polya Lesova

Oil prices rise after U.S. supply data AP via Houston Chronicle / George Jahn

Growth, inflation revised higher in first quarter Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

Economic growth, inflation pressures up CNN

Jobless claims lower in latest week AP via MSNBC

Reasoning of Fed on interest rates is anyone's guess Chicago Tribune / Bill Barnhart

Greenspan's shoes remain tough to fill Chicago Tribune / Greg Burns

Fed Not Likely to Change Interest Rates AP via LA Times / Martin Crutsinger

U.S. Stock Futures Drop as Inflation Rises Faster Than Forecast Bloomberg / Michael Patterson

Markets dodge a bullet, this time Marketwatch / Peter Brimelow

Cracks in Credit, Deflation in Japan, VIX Volatility: Timshel Bloomberg / Mark Gilbert

White House Asserts Executive Privilege AP via Forbes / Terence Hunt

Bush Attacks Tax NY Post / Paul Tharp

The fastest growing U.S. cities CNN / Les Christie

Treasury Notes Little Changed; Fed May Keep Anti-Inflation Tilt Bloomberg / Wes Goodman

Puerto Rico’s Upcoming Sale Snags Ratings Bond Buyer / Michelle Kaske

Some buyers still bullish on newspapers Christian Scherer and Alexandra Marks

Japan's Industrial Production Unexpectedly Declines Bloomberg / Lily Nonomiya

Yen Declines on Speculation Investors Are Resuming Carry Trades Bloomberg / David McIntyre and Kosuke Goto

N.Z. Dollar Drops on Concern Central Bank Will Sell Again Bloomberg / Emma O'Brien


The Narrowing of the Male-Female Wage Gap Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

How Strong is the Case for Downward Real Wage Rigidity? Federal Reserve Bank of Boston / Steinar Holden and Fredrik Wulfsberg

Soybeans, cotton rally, but corn wilts on USDA data Marketwatch / Myra P. Saefong

Finding the Exit Pimco / Andrew Balls

Global CDO demand stalls, "risk" lost in translation Reuters / Walden Siew

Canada: Business Outlook Survey – Summer pdf Bank of Canada

Wall St Week Ahead: Jobs, subprime mess to rule July 4th week Reuters / Cal Mankowski

Subprime loans get new standards Reuters via CNN

Dollar falls versus euro on French jobless count Marketwatch / Wayne Ma

CA: Home Front: Foreclosure auctions grow bigger Sacramento Bee / Jim Wasserman

Chicago manufacturing gauge shows growth ahead Chicago Tribune / James P. Miller

SIFMA Comments on Statement on Subprime Mortgage Lending SIFMA

Fed Injected Into the Presidential Campaign Lew Rockwell / Bill Haynes

Credit Crunch: Will This Time Be For Real? Morgan Stanley / Richard Berner

S&P, Moody's Hide Rising Risk on $200 Billion of Mortgage Bonds Bloomberg / Mark Pittman

Statement on Subprime Mortgage Lending FDIC

Federal Financial Regulatory Agencies Issue Final Statement on Subprime Mortgage Lending Federal Reserve Board

Fed, in the `Sweet Spot,' Stays Put Eighth Time Bloomberg / John M. Berry

Friday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

U.S. Economy: Spending Increases Less Than Forecast Bloomberg / Joe Richter

Largest CBOT Holder Votes Against Chicago Mercantile Merger Bloomberg / Matthew Leising

Salvaging a Prudent Name NY Times / Landon Thomas, Jr.

Soybean, Wheat Prices Soar After Report Shows Reduced Acreage Bloomberg / Jeff Wilson

Corn Planting Rises 19 Percent AP via Baltimore Examiner / Henry C. Jackson

Housing Riddles, Subprime Victims, Dreaming of IPhones: Timshel Bloomberg / Mark Gilbert

Private-Equity Guys Can Learn to Pay More Tax Bloomberg / Gene Sperling

Treasuries Rise as Fed's Preferred Measure of Inflation Slows Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton and Deborah Finestone

S&P, Moody's Mask $200 Billion of Subprime Bond Risk Bloomberg / Mark Pittman

A Surge in Credit-Rating Firms? / Alan Rappeport

Inflation tame as income, spending miss forecasts CNN

Oil Rises to 10-Month High as U.S. Refineries Increase Output Bloomberg / Mark Shenk

Stocks rally amid end-of-quarter buying Marketwatch / Nick Godt & Leslie Wines

U.S. Stocks Gain After Inflation Gauge Matches Forecast Bloomberg / Eric Martin

Blockbuster to close stores AP via Cincinnati Enquirer / Matt Curry

Chains try inside move Chicago Tribune / Sandra M. Jones

Corn Planting Rises 19 Percent AP via Forbes / Henry C. Jackson

U.S. Bank Regulators Tell Subprime Lenders to Tighten Standards Bloomberg / Jesse Westbrook

Hedge Hell’s Spell NY Post / Roddy Boyd

The green in hedge funds isn't all about money Marketwatch / Thomas Kostigen


Bring on the Bubbles! Clif Droke Market Analysis via Safehaven / Clif Droke

Apple shines on big day Rocky Mountain News / Jeff Smith, Roger Fillion And Joyzelle Davis

Murdoch was going to pull out Dow offer Telegraph / David Litterick

Alarms Sound on Dangerous Loans Washington Post / Dina ElBoghdady

UK economy powering ahead Scotsman / Victoria Thomson

Precious Points: The Beauty of Bernanke's Machine Trading The Charts via Safehaven / Oroborean

$250 Billion in Subprime Losses? Thoughts From The Frontline via Safehaven / John Mauldin

Robust Quarter Ends as Caution Clouds Market Washington Post / Tomoeh Murakami Tse

Dollar Drops to Lowest in Almost a Month Versus Euro on Rates Bloomberg / Min Zeng

DC: Area Suburbs See Rise in Foreclosures Washington Post / Kirstin Downey

The Homes May Be Solid, but the Loans Look Shaky NY Times / Floyd Norris

KB Home Builds Smaller, Affordable Homes AP via LA Times / Alex Veiga

$70 crude is one more holiday hassle Houston Chronicle / Brett Clanton

Treasuries Gain for Second Straight Week as Jobs Report Looms Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton and Deborah Finestone

European Bonds Post Steepest Quarter Decline for Eight Years Bloomberg / Agnes Lovasz

Apple Fans Rush to Stores as IPhone Makes U.S. Debut Bloomberg / Connie Guglielmo

What to do when everything is ‘Made in China?’ AP via MSNBC / Dirk Lammers

Bear Stearns Shakes Up Funds Unit NY Times / Vikas Bajaj

FL: Economist: Area set to rebound Orlando Sentinel / Jerry W. Jackson