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As Per The Script? Contrary Investor via Safehaven

Don't expect a Fed rate cut for several months Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / Tom Saler

The ol' greenbacks are not going as far as they used to Modesto Bee / Ben van der Meer

Goldbugs disappointed, but keep the faith Marketwatch / Peter Brimelow

Virgin Media eyed in $10B buyout CNN

Tempest in an index fund Marketwatch / John Spence

Layoff fears part of 'new normal' Chicago Tribune / Barbara Rose and Darnell Little

So Much for the Spring House Selling Season! Market Oracle / Mike Larson

Wall St. to eye economic reports AP via Beaufort Gazette / Madlen Read

China Stock Market Crash, A Buying Opportunity? Market Oracle / Nadeem Walayat

Assess risk level of bonds Sacramento Bee / Tom Sullivan

Employment, Manufacturing Point to Growth; U.S. Economy Preview Bloomberg / Courtney Schlisserman

A broad retreat from risk-taking may be ahead LA Times / Tom Petruno

It's always foggy atop the Wall of Worry Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Jack Markowitz

Monkey swings with stocks Chicago Sun Times / David Roeder

Wall Street displays best second-quarter numbers in 4 years Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Gregory M. Drahuschak

Rising mortgage rates crimp housing market Bloomberg via Allentown Morning Call / Kathleen M. Howley

FL: Lax lending fuels fraud, foreclosures Miami Herald

FL: Appraisers feel heat to inflate property's value Miami Herald

TX: Late auto payments dog a lot of Texans Dallas Morning News

Lunch with Buffett goes for record $650,000 Reuters via CNN

Investments to Soothe a Worried Mind Wall Street Journal / Jane J. Kim

A False Sense of Security? You Must Own a Home NTY Times / Louis Uchitelle

Don’t Let a Bouncing Bond Market Make You Dizzy NY Times / Paul J. Lim

Payrolls, ISM expected to show moderate growth Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

Choosing Sides on Jobs Data NY Times / Conrad De Aenlle

A Hamptons for Hedge Funds NY Times / Lynnley Browning

What Is This Thing Called Private Equity? NY Times / Ben Stein

When is inside trading not inside trading? Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Len Boselovic

Your long-term market assumptions may be all wet Marketwatch / Chuck Jaffe

Can She Turn Yahoo Into, Well, Google? NY Times / Miguel Helft

Mellon family's legacy lives on Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Dan Fitzpatrick

Massachusetts Begins Universal Health Care Washington Post / Christopher Lee

Japan: Future is bright for the land of the rising growth Scotsman / Simon Somerville


Too Many Mutual Funds Forbes / Lisa Smith

Canada: Do pennies make sense? Globe and Mail / Tara Perkins

The Short View: Credit rating agencies $ FT / Gillian Tett

Will the Real Employment Data Please Stand Up? Morgan Stanley / Richard Berner

Review and Preview Morgan Stanley / Ted Wieseman and David Greenlaw

Treasury note falls below 5 percent Baltimore Sun / Jay Hancock

The Fed's Role in the Bear Stearns Meltdown Market Oracle / Mike Whitney

Want To Own A Hedge Fund? Try Och-Ziff Forbes / Joshua Lipton

Dollar Drops to 26-Year Low Vs. Pound AP via Baltimore Sun / Jackie Farwell

Oil Rises to Close Above $71 a Barrel AP via Newsday / John Wilen

The biggest private-equity takeover The Economist

Stocks Surge, But Volume Remains Thin Investors Business Daily / Alan R. Elliott

Don't Dump Stocks When the Honeymoon Is Over / Jonathan Hoenig

Luxury housing market booms Washington Times / Patrice Hill

Schwab to return $3.5B to shareholders AP via Beaufort Gazette / Michael Liedtke

Taming the health-care tiger Marketwatch / Jennifer Openshaw

An All-Out Tax Assault on Capital Gains National Review / Phil Kerpen

Fannie Mae: Another New Deal Monstrosity Ludwig von Mises Institute / Karen DeCoster and Eric Englund

Benchmark subprime ABX indexes plunge to new lows Reuters / Nancy Leinfuss

ASF and SIFMA Urge Sensible State Regulatory Response to Challenges of Subprime Mortgage Financing Market SIFMA

If housing's down, why are interest rates up? MSNBC / John W. Schoen

Monday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Stocks start July with fireworks CNN / Jessica Dickler

Indexes Make Unanimous Move To Higher Ground Investors Buasiness Daily / Alan R. Elliott

Wall St gains on data, takeover news Reuters / Kristina Cooke

Nasdaq to launch new ETF market with focus on liquidity Marketwatch / John Spence

Oil prices fall on profit-taking AP via Beaufort Gazette / John Wilen

US economy: the politics of deficits and power Brookes News / Gerard Jackson

Gold rises on safe-haven buying, dollar weakness Marketwatch / Myra P. Saefong and Polya Lesova

Dollar loses ground to euro, pound AP via Houston Chronicle / Matt Moore

Treasuries Little Changed on Accelerating Manufacturing Growth Bloomberg / Daniel Kruger

Bonds dip after ISM manufacturing data Reuters

Bear Stearns Dismembers U.S. Treasury Bear Market Bloomberg / Daniel Kruger

Wary Investors Peek Over The Hedge NY Post / Roddy Boyd

U.S. ISM Factory Index Rose to 14-Month High in June Bloomberg / Shobhana Chandra

Stocks Lose Takeover Premium as Buyouts Slump, Bond Yields Rise Bloomberg / Michael Tsang and Daniel Hauck

The Blame Game Forbes / Matthew Kirdahy

BofA and U.S. Trust plan for slow transition Charlotte Observer / Rick Rothacker

UK: Brown's Cabinet: Same Themes, But Tweaked Forbes / Oxford Analytica

It's time to reach for your tin hats as fallout threatens Telegraph / Roger Boyle

June Volume Down 2.5% to 44.1B Bond Buyer / Matthew Hanson

A lesson on bonds and their yields USA Today / Matt Krantz

The world's growing demand for agricultural commodities Marketwatch / Kevin Kerr

Goldman, Interactive Undermined by Insider Trading on Options Bloomberg / Edgar Ortega and David Scheer

Primary uptrend faces near-term headwind Marketwatch / Michael Ashbaugh

Top market-timing newsletters are still bullish Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

Anniversary of Asia crisis puts recovery in spotlight Independent / Sean O'Grady

Bank of England Will Probably Raise Key Interest Rate to 5.75% Bloomberg / Brian Swint

UK: Picture the domino effect Telegraph / Tom Stevenson

Hard-Landing Risk Is Rising for China's Economy Bloomberg / Andy Mukherjee

Yen Trades Near Record Low Versus Euro After BOJ Tankan Survey Bloomberg / David McIntyre and Kosuke Goto

The History Of The Fourth Of July Forbes / Mark Lewis

US consumers pay highest energy bills in decades Christian Science Monitor / Ron Scherer

In a Bid for Dow Jones, an Entrepreneur Again Finds Murdoch as Rival NY Times / Brad Stone

More workers go AWOL Christian Science Monitor / Marilyn Gardner

U.S. Notes Fall; U.K., U.S. Increase Security Steps Bloomberg / Wes Goodman

Oil Trades Near 10-Month High on U.S. Fuel, Terrorism Concerns Bloomberg / Gavin Evans

Australian, New Zealand Dollars Advance as Yield Spreads Widen Bloomberg / David McIntyre

UK: Manufacturers call on Bank to halt rate rises Guardian / Ashley Seager

Japan's Business Confidence Holds Near Two-Year High Bloomberg / Lily Nonomiya


Second Half 2006 Mortgage Originations Survey Shows Shift to Fixed Rate Products from Adjustable Rate Products Mortgage Bankers Association

Adviser believes stocks will now outperform gold Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

How I Blew The Whistle on Vern & Shirley NY Post / John Crudele

Global Exodus from US$ in Motion SirChartsAlot / Gary Dorsch

Blackstone buying Hilton in $26B deal Reuters via CNN

A need for more transparency Globe and Mail / Barbara McKenna

Is the IPO window open? Dow Jones via Marketwatch / Scott Austin

GM sales plummet 21% Reuters via CNN

Stocks Rise in Short Session / Mark Glassman

Treasury 10-Year Yield Back Above 5 Percent on Risk, Factories Bloomberg / Daniel Kruger and Elizabeth Stanton

Chain-store sales rise, growth target tempered Marketwatch / Angela Moore

U.S. Economy: Factory Orders Decline Less Than Forecast in May Bloomberg / Joe Richter and Shobhana Chandra

Key home sale index slides to 6-year low CNN

Bonds fall in holiday-thinned trade Reuters / Burton Frierson

Investment Landfill: How Professionals Dump Their Toxic Waste on You Bullion Vault via Safehaven / Paul Tustain

Ford, DaimlerChrysler Say U.S. Sales Dropped in June Bloomberg / Bill Koenig and Greg Bensinger

U.S. Stocks Advance; Wendy's International, Apple Shares Climb Bloomberg / Lynn Thomasson

Walgreen Co. June same-store sales rose 5.1% Marketwatch / Greg Morcroft

U.S. Wheat Farmers Face Grim Harvests as Immigration Bill Dies Bloomberg / Alan Bjerga

Gold edges lower, as dollar trades in tight range Marketwatch / Polya Lesova

Soybeans down, grains mostly lower AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer

The buck gets pounded Marketwatch / Dr. Irwin Kellner

Treasuries Little Changed Before Report on Pending Home Resales Bloomberg / Daniel Kruger and Elizabeth Stanton

Why we bet on stocks Money via CNN / Walter Updegrave

Tuesday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

U.S. Stock-Index Futures Advance; Apple, Oracle Shares Climb Bloomberg / Adria Cimino and Lynn Thomasson

FL: Housing market still troubled South Florida Sun Sentinel / Mary Shanklin

New York home prices: No place but up CNN / Les Christie

Late payments up for home equity loans, down for credit cards AP via Houston Chronicle / Jeannine Aversa

More beer kegs disappearing as metal prices rise AP via Seattle Times / Emily Fredrix

U.S. July Fourth Travelers Ignore Fuel Prices, Will Clog Roads Bloomberg / Angela Greiling Keane

U.S. Federal Reserve Will `Panic,' Cut Rates, Marc Faber Says Bloomberg / Darren Boey

U.S. Notes Fall as Stock Rally Eases Demand for Safety of Debt Bloomberg / Gavin Finch and Wes Goodman

GASB Updates Proposed Guidance on Derivatives Bond Buyer / Andrew Ackerman

Citigroup Manages Most in ’07 Bond Buyer / Matthew Posner

True Equity Daily Standard / Irwin M. Stelzer

Carlyle bid for Chinese bank 'rejected' by regulators Marketwatch

CBOT, Merc see 2nd-quarter gains in trading volume Bloomberg via Chicago Tribune 

Stocks Poised to Rise Ahead of Holiday AP via Washington Post / Joe Bel Bruno

The Ripples of Punishing One Bank NY Times / Steven R. Weisman

IL: As workers cheer, employers worry Chicago Tribune / Barbara Rose

Louisiana Cotton Loses Out to Corn AP via Washington Post / Becky Bohrer

Oil Prices Fall Back Below $71 a Barrel AP via Newsday

CA: Holiday treat: Gas prices fall LA Times / Ronald D. White

Happy Returns for Travel Agents NY Times / Abby Ellin

Mexican tycoon overtakes Bill Gates as world's richest man Guardian / Fiona Walsh

UK: Pound hits another new high Guardian / Angela Balakrishnan

Bush and Congress locked in power dispute Christian Science Monitor / Gail Russell Chaddock

Dollar Trades Within 1 Cent of Record Low Against Euro on Rates Bloomberg / Min Zeng

Yen-Carry Survives, China's Fake Water, AirAsia's Boom Bloomberg / William Pesek



Toxic loans 'designed to fail' spur harder line Baltimore Sun / Jay Hancock

Consumers are struggling Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

Private equity: The beat goes on CNN / Grace Wong

Bush order spurs conflict with Democrats AP via Kansas City Star / Jim Abrams

Oil prices edge up AP via Houston Chronicle / George Jahn

CO: Foreclosure remedy is put on hold Denver Post / Aldo Svaldi

MA: Hub areas buck trend: Downtown condo sales, prices up Boston Herald / Jay Fitzgerald

July 4th turns into 5-day break for the holiday and a bit longer Palm Beach Post / J. Christina Huh

UK: Bank of England seen hiking interest rate to 5.75% Marketwatch / Simon Kennedy

The Bear Debate: Could Buyers Come Calling? NY Times

FL: Brokers' wrong bets cost South Florida seniors millions South Florida Sun Sentinel / Ian Katz

Ten-Year Bonds `Not a Happy 4th July Picture,' Says Citigroup Bloomberg / Jake Lee

A Mortgage-Securities Hedge Fund Suspends Payouts NY Times / Vikas Bajaj

Dividends lose starring role in recent stock rally Chicago Tribune / Bill Barnhart

Detroit’s Big 3 Lost Buyers Last Month NY Times / Nick Bunkley

Sears Responds to Its Critics With a Call for Patience NY Times / Terry Pristin

Google-DoubleClick Deal Draws Criticism AP via Chicago Tribune / Aoife White

Barclays bid for ABN shows progress Reuters via CNN

CBOT’s Bid War Down To The Wire NY Post / Zachery Kouwe

Dollar Trades Near Record Low Versus Euro as Central Banks Meet Bloomberg / Aaron Pan and Stanley White

Swedish krona remains higher after hawkish Riksbank minutes AFX via Forbes

Oil prices slip as refinery concerns ease AP via Houston Chronicle / George Jahn

How Asia shrugged off its economic crisis The Economist

Bank of England seen hiking interest rate to 5.75% Marketwatch / Simon Kennedy

US seeks Pacific-wide free trade zone AP via Houston chronicle / Meraiah Foley

Delinquencies Up in 1st Quarter Washington Post / Nell Henderson

Oil Trades Near 10-Month High on U.S. Gasoline Supply Concern Bloomberg / Gavin Evans

New Bubble Appears as Asian Tigers Roar Again Bloomberg / William Pesek

Australia's Trade Deficit Unexpectedly Narrows in May Bloomberg / Shamim Adam

Australia Keeps Rate Unchanged at Six-Year-High 6.25% Bloomberg / Victoria Batchelor


‘Risky’ CDOs remain alluring $ FT / Gillian Tett

$5 Trillion in Housing Wealth Gone: The Impact of the Housing Bubble Bursting Dr. Housing Bubble via Fiend’s SuperBear Page

After UBS hedge fund trouble, executives shuffle CNN

Asia defies Shanghai's big sell-off Marketwatch / V. Phani Kumar

Fannie and Freddie ride again The Economist

Yield spread premiums can bite you CNN

Mortgage Lending's Benevolent Bureaucracy Forbes / Matthew Swibel

Oil, gas rise on inventory data, Nigeria AP via Houston Chronicle / John Wilen

U.S. Stock `Correction' Forecasts Reach 10-Year High Bloomberg / Sarah Rabil and Michael Patterson

Stocks Lower on Rising Bond Yields AP via Newsday / Madlen Read

Stocks Flounder Into Afternoon / Mark Glassman

Private equity's strengths and its increasingly apparent weaknesses The Economist

Chinese shares in renewed slump BBC News

Treasuries Fall Most in Three Weeks on Hiring, Services Reports Bloomberg / Daniel Kruger and Elizabeth Stanton

EU: Worrying about a crash The Economist

Men with a lot of testosterone make curious economic choices The Economist

Bomb proof The Economist

Why a Dollar Depreciation May Not Close the U.S. Trade Deficit pdf Federal Reserve Bank of New York

The Big Mac Index The Economist

Treasurys fall after employment, services data Marketwatch / Leslie Wines

Thursday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Stocks fizzle after the Fourth CNN

Subprime contagion? Fortune via CNN / Katie Benner and Adam Lashinsky

Mortgage Applications Essentially Unchanged in Latest MBA Survey Mortgage Bankers Association

Long-term U.S. mortgage rates slip again Marketwatch / Amy Hoak

Mortgage brokers are in Congress' sights McClatchy / Kevin G. Hall

US car market $ FT / Lex

Gold edges lower on upbeat U.S. economic data Marketwatch / Myra P. Saefong and Polya Lesova

Grains, soybeans climb AP via Contra Costa Times

Ruff sees golden times ahead Marketwatch / Peter Brimelow

EU: Trichet Says Rates Still Low Enough to Spur Growth Bloomberg / Simone Meier and Gabi Thesing

Phantom Job Numbers Could Be Fed’s Undoing NY Post / John Crudele

Treasuries Fall Most in Three Weeks on Private Hiring Report Bloomberg / Daniel Kruger and Elizabeth Stanton

Bonds sink on weak Euro zone debt CNN

Samsonite Agrees to $1.1B Takeover AP via Forbes

U.S. ISM Services Index Reached 14-Month High in June Bloomberg / Shobhana Chandra

Jobless Claims Up but Labor Market OK AP via LA Times / Jeannine Aversa

Woes loom on housing AP via Baltimore Sun / Rachel Beck

US should not scapegoat exports AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer / Audra Ang

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

Bank of England bumps interest rates Reuters via CNN

ECB keeps benchmark interest rate steady AP via Houston Chronicle

European Economies: Bank of England Raises Key Rate to 5.75% Bloomberg / Svenja O'Donnell

Weighing Disclosure Bond Buyer / Andrew Ackerman

First Glimmers: New Dollar Era? Global Spin via Safehaven / Wilfred Hahn

Employers feel heat on immigration Christian Science Monitor / Faye Bowers

Will the euro dethrone the dollar? Taipei Times / William Silber

Asian Stocks Rise for Sixth Day; Samsung Electronics, BHP Gain Bloomberg / Darren Boey and Stuart Kelly

Bank of England set to raise interest rates Telegraph / Richard Blacken

U.S. Notes Drop; Demand for Safety Wanes as Terror Threat Eases Bloomberg / Wes Goodman

LBO Debt Proves Hazardous for Fidelity, Lehman, TIAA-CREF Funds Bloomberg / Cecile Gutscher and Caroline Salas

Ugly Airline Math: Planes Late, Fliers Even Later NY Times / Jeff Bailey and Nate Schweber

Good Times, Bad Times: Make a Deal NY Times / Michael J. de la Merced

UK: Sluggish response to interest rate rises leaves Bank's decision finely

balanced Independent / Sean O'Grady

Euro Is Near Record High Versus Dollar, Yen Before ECB Meeting Bloomberg / Ron Harui and Kosuke Goto

Australian Dollar Trades Near 18-Year High on Yield Attraction Bloomberg / David McIntyre

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


Where is the Real Risk in the Subprime Debacle? Thoughts From The Frontline via Safehaven / John Mauldin

KS: Summer jobs are hard to find for teens Kansas City Star / Diane Stafford

Loonie tops 30-year high Globe and Mail / Tavia Grant

Chicago Mercantile Raises CBOT Bid to $11 Billion Bloomberg / Matthew Leising

TD Ameritrade refuses to give hedge funds records they requested AP via San Diego Union Tribune / Josh Funk

Stealing hot commodities Fortune via CNN

Cost of orange juice not going down well Bloomberg via NY Daily News

Piper looks at acquisitions in munis Reuters / Dan Wilchins

Dow Jones denies it's forged News Corp. deal Marketwatch / Angela Moore & Russ Britt

Stocks sail into the weekend CNN / Jessica Dickler

Stocks Close Near Session Highs On Soft Volume Investors Business Daily / Alan R. Elliott

WA: Summer slump for homes? Tacoma News Tribune / Devona Wells

Canada dollar hits 30-year high Reuters

Friday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Florida foreclosure future shock CNN / Les Christie

Oil hits 11-month high of $75 FT / Javier Blas

Forget futures, go back to gold's basics Marketwatch / Myra P. Saefong

Chaos and Crowds, Not a Collapse at U.S. Airports Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

Treasuries Fall After June Payrolls Growth Exceeds Forecast Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton and Deborah Finestone

Treasurys sell off on in-line June jobs creation Marketwatch / Leslie Wines

Yellen Says Fed's 5.25% Rate Will Encourage Growth Bloomberg / Vivien Lou Chen

The U.S. Economy and Monetary Policy Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco / Janet L. Yellen

Stocks slip in early trade CNN

U.S. Economy: Payrolls Rose 132,000 in June, Wages Increased Bloomberg / Joe Richter

June jobs report optimistic AP via Chicago Tribune

CO: Home sales afloat - but flat Denver Post / Margaret Jackson

Mercantile Exchange gives sweetened, 'final' offer for cross-town rival Chicago Tribune / James P. Miller

Moment of truth nears for CBOT, Merc Chicago Sun Times / David Roeder

Revisiting US$80/bbl? Morgan Stanley / Eric Chaney

Contrarian analysis more bullish about gold Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

Crude Oil Rises to a 10-Month High as Nigeria Unrest Increases Bloomberg / Mark Shenk

Inflation Targeting, Carry Trades and Misalignments Morgan Stanley / Stephen Jen

EU: Confusing ECB Communications Morgan Stanley / Elga Bartsch

UK: Where Might the UK Economy Be Heading? Morgan Stanley / David Miles

How Bonds Could Scuttle Asia's Stock-Market Boom Bloomberg / William Pesek



Time to break up a company with too many balls in the air Marketwatch / John C. Dvorak

Stock buybacks gain speed Denver Post / Will Shanley

Hedge funds surrounded by mystery Washington Post / David Cho

Bush blasts Democrats on budget Reuters via CNN

The Dow: Holding on but Overdone Cycles News and Views via Safehaven / Tim Wood

Swiss Government Not `Troubled' by Franc's Drop, Leuthard Says Bloomberg / Brian Parkin

Why a Housing Recovery Is Far Off Barron’s via Marketwatch / Ian Shepherdson

Economy shakes off winter lull Washington Times / Patrice Hill

Bush Wants Congress to Confirm Jim Nussle as Budget Director Bloomberg / Edwin Chen

U.S. Stocks Gain for a 2nd Week; S&P 500 Rises Most Since April Bloomberg / Michael Patterson

FBI probes Goldman Sachs threat AP via Long Beach Press Telegram / Pat Milton

Euro Strengthens to Record High Versus Yen on Rate Expectations Bloomberg / Ye Xie and Bo Nielsen

Payroll gains called 'a solid trend' Chicago Tribune / James P. Miller

Jobs Report Finds Growth Still Moderate NY Times / Jeremy W. Peters

Jobs grow steadily in June LA Times / Joel Havemann

No housing slump for super-rich LA Times / Annette Haddad

Some Experts at Timing Go for Cash NY Times / Conrad De Aenlle

Gas prices rise, reversing recent trend AP via Dallas Fort Worth Star Telegram / John Wilen

Prosecutors suggest 7 years for Nacchio AP via Charlotte Observer / Sandy Shore

Treasury Note Yields Climb Most Since March 2006 on Job Growth Bloomberg / Deborah Finestone and Elizabeth Stanton

European Government Bonds Decline in Week on ECB Rate Outlook Bloomberg / Gavin Finch


US Economy on Life-Support and Global Financial System on Brink of Collapse Market Oracle / Richard C. Cook

Retail Sales Stalled Amid Housing Slump: U.S. Economy Preview Bloomberg / Shobhana Chandra

Retail sales sputtered in June Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

Bonds struggle for footing LA Times / Tom Petruno

Oil’s Not Well NY Post / Terry Keenan

Signs Pointing to Large-Caps Washington Post / Tomoeh Murakami Tse

This July could shape up to be livelier than expected Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Gregory M. Drahuschak

Play-it-safe investors missing out on stock fund growth LA Times / Tom Petruno

Asian stocks rise while traders consolidate positions AFP via Taipei Times

Court ruling on fee-based investment accounts may help investors St. Louis Post Dispatch / David Nicklaus

CBOT drama may be in its final act Chicago Tribune / Robert Manor

Commerce head exits an empire of his own making Philadelphia Inquirer / Bob Fernandez

Funds trying to shed paper South Florida Sun Sentinel via Chicago Tribune / Harriet Johnson Brackey

The downside to Morningstar's popular fund tools Marketwatch / Chuck Jaffe

Congress considers taxing Web shoppers McClatchy via Philadelphia Inquirer / Anna M. Tinsley

FL: Few deals at foreclosure auction Miami Herald / Monica Hatcher

Interest Rate Rises - Bank of England Today, European Central Bank in September? Northern Trust via Market Oracle / Paul L Kasriel

Hong Kong's pulse slowing down Taipei Times / Paul Lin

On borrowed time: markets stare into abyss Guardian – Observer / Heather Stewart

Shopping and Not Dropping NY Times / Conrad De Aenlle

Haves and Have-Nots of Globalization NY Times / William J. Holstein

Dollar takes a pounding from world interest rates Guardian – Observer / Heather Stewart

Battle for Chicago Board of Trade enters final stretch AFP via Taipei Times

In Fear and Scandal, Some Find a New Drum to Beat NY Times / Andrew Martin

Where Help Is Wanted, Almost Desperately NY Times / Phyllis Korkki

UK: Welcome to London, the onshore tax haven Guardian – Observer / Nick Mathiason


May consumer borrowing jumps 6.4 percent AP via Houston Chronicle / Martin Crutsinger

The Perfect Financial Storm Treasure Chests via Market Oracle / Captain Hook

CME buy of CBOT easily approved by shareholders Reuters / Ros Krasny

Shareholders OK huge CBOT, Merc merger AP via Beaufort Gazette

Oil, gas futures mixed on refinery news AP via Houston Chronicle / John Wilen

Forget The Gold Price! Gold Letter via Market Oracle / David Vaughn

Dollar flat but sentiment negative on Fed view Reuters / Kevin Plumberg

Will Japan Destroy the Yen to Save the Dollar? Euro Pacific via Safehaven / Peter Schiff

Fed shift provides backdrop for Bernanke FT via MSNBC / Krishna Guha

It's bullish when companies buy back their shares Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

The Summer Pause That Refreshes the Stock Market Trading Online Markets Market Oracle / Hans Wagner

Stocks strive for record, come up short CNN / Steve Hargreaves

Rates rise in weekly T-bill auction AP via South Florida Sun Sentinel

Moody's Challenges Buyout Firms on Debt, Management Bloomberg / Edward Evans

Choices expanding for bond investors NY Daily News / Joseph Lisanti

Poor Portfolio Management Sacrifices Big Bucks / Jonathan Hoenig

Mortgage resets: Record bill coming due CNN / Les Christie

U.S. Housing Sales to Tumble to Six-Year Low on Rates, Defaults Bloomberg / Kathleen M. Howley

Paulson's credit hedge fund soars Marketwatch / Alistair Barr

Boon in M&A deals seen in second half of year Marketwatch / Murray Coleman

Experts say investors should play it safe for rest of year Tennessean / Naomi Snyder

Stocks rise ahead of earnings Marketwatch / Nick Godt & Leslie Wines

Indexes Firm Up At Midday Investors Business Daily / Vincent Mao

Oil supplies 'face more pressure' BBC News

Treasury Dept. to examine taxes and competitiveness Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

Nielsen Scraps Web Page View Rankings AP via Newsday / Anick Jesdanun

Wondrous, once more The Economist

Cutting the cord on rise in U.S. Washington Times / Bryce Baschuk

Treasury prices increase following slide AP via Beaufort Gazette

Puerto Rico, Texas, Missouri to Lead Municipal Bond Market Bloomberg / Jeremy R. Cooke

Gold futures rise sharply, boosted by soft dollar Marketwatch / Polya Lesova

Review and Preview Morgan Stanley / Ted Wieseman

Treasuries Rise First Time in Four Days on Subprime Concern Bloomberg / Deborah Finestone and Daniel Kruger

Financial engineering and a possible financial accident — what is the connection? Brookes News / Dr Frank Shostak

Service work props up US job market Christian Science Monitor / Ron Scherer

E-Trades Imperil The Floor NY Post / Roddy Boyd

LaBranche Will Review `Strategic' Options After Loss Bloomberg / Edgar Ortega

Markets exceed modest expectations Christian Science Monitor / Martin Skala

So Where Are the Dow Industrials Headed? Technical Indicator Index via Safehaven / Robert McHugh

CA: Lost track of those old assets? The state may have seized them LA Times / Marc Lifsher

Buyers feel sting of adjustable-rate mortgages Dallas Morning News via Akron Beacon Journal / Pamela Yip

Tax the Rich More, Reduce Inequality? It doesn’t work like that. National Review / John Tamny

The poor need help, not hidden taxes Christian Science Monitor / David R. Francis

President Roosevelt gave the US economy its worse economic recovery, not President Bush Brookes News / Gerard Jackson

Bear Market Tightens Grip on Treasuries as Jobs Gain Bloomberg / Deborah Finestone

Stocks look at record turf CNN / Steve Hargreaves

Stocks rise as earnings season kicks off Marketwatch / Nick Godt & Leslie Wines

Monday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Summertime spells misery for air travel Denver Post / Kelly Yamanouchi

Dollar muted in early trading Marketwatch / Wayne Ma

Bad loans, shrinking specialist firms in focus Marketwatch / Greg Morcroft

CME ups CBOT offer, ICE concedes battle: WSJ Marketwatch / Greg Morcroft

Now We Know What It Takes to Get the Fed to Move Bloomberg / Kevin Hassett

U.S. Rebound May Be Bumpier Than Fed Expects as Credit Tightens Bloomberg / Rich Miller

CDO Losses May Be $52 Billion, Credit Suisse Says Bloomberg / Neil Unmack and Sebastian Boyd

Why Haven't Home Construction Jobs Disappeared Bloomberg / John M. Berry

GA: Increasing Rate of Foreclosures Upsets Atlanta NY Times / Vikas Bajaj

Where to Invest If Your Home Equity Evaporates Bloomberg / John F. Wasik

Oil Prices Fall to Mid-$72 Level in Asia AP via Chicago Tribune / Gillian Wong

IEA Expects Increasing Oil Market Tightness Post 2010 Bloomberg / Stephen Voss

Dow Jones Continues Hunt for an Alternative Bid NY Times / Richard Perez – Pena



What's In A Chip Name? Not Much Investors Business Daily / James Detar

Industry Associations Release Provider-Distributor Principles on Retail Structured Products SIFMA

S&P may downgrade $12 bln of subprime securities Marketwatch / Alistair Barr

Bush set to tout budget update Marketwatch / William L. Watts

Wall Street gets smacked CNN / David Ellis

Dell: 'Long way to go' Reuters via CNN

NY: Huntington woman uses billboard to sell home Newsday / Ellen Yan

U.S. Growth, Easing Inflation to Follow Fed `Script' Bloomberg / Shobhana Chandra and Alex Tanzi

Bernanke Cites Factors in Making Policy AP via Newsday / Jeannine Aversa

EU: Free rider not free market The Economist

Where is all the world's wealth coming from? Marketwatch / Thomas Kostigen

Bernanke Says Expectations Are `Imperfectly Anchored' Bloomberg / Craig Torres and Scott Lanman

Inflation Expectations and Inflation Forecasting Federal Reserve Board

Bernanke: Anchored expectations mute price swings Reuters / Scott Malone

JGB 10-year futures surge on Treasury rally Reuters

Treasuries Gain Most Since February on Subprime Mortgage Rout Bloomberg / Deborah Finestone and Daniel Kruger

Dow Drops 148 on Disappointing Outlooks AP via Chicago Tribune / Madlen Read

Housing Woes Hurt Retailers, Builders And Credit Markets Investors Business Daily / Kirk Shinkle

Oil rises with gas AP via Houston Chronicle

Telecoms retreat; Verizon lower Marketwatch / Jeffry Bartash

US housing slowdown weighs on retailers FT / Jonathan Birchall

Tuesday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

CME Acquisition of CBOT Turns Nymex, ICE Into Takeover Targets Bloomberg / Matthew Leising

May wholesale inventories build Reuters via CNN

The risk from higher oil prices The Economist

Crude futures climb on demand, output concerns Marketwatch / Myra P. Saefong and Polya Lesova

Gold touches one-month high as dollar ebbs Marketwatch / Myra P. Saefong and Polya Lesova

Euro hits record against the dollar FT / Neil Dennis

Putting our economic problems in perspective Daily Standard / Irwin M. Stelzer

CDOs could be Wall Street's next bogeyman Reuters via Washington Post / Tim McLaughlin

ETFs in Muniland Bond Buyer / Matthew Posner

Orlando-area median home-price up June vs. June, but sales down sharply Orlando Sentinel / Jerry W. Jackson

Canada: Bank of Canada raises overnight rate target by 1/4 percentage point to 4 1/2 per cent Bank of Canada

EconSouth Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Economic Quarterly Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

Dollar Continued to Decline in June Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Lobbyists Try to Quell Frenzy Over Private-Equity Fund Tax Washington Post / Jeffrey H. Birnbaum

How do they hate George Bush? The Economist

U.S. Growth, Easing Inflation to Follow Fed `Script' Bloomberg / Shobhana Chandra and Alex Tanzi

S&P May Cut $12 Billion of Subprime Mortgage Bonds Bloomberg / Mark Pittman

Treasuries higher on light economic data AP via Houston Chronicle

Treasuries Advance Most in Week on Subprime Mortgage Concern Bloomberg / Deborah Finestone and Daniel Kruger

Handicapping housing's recovery Fortune via Forbes / Jon Birger

Freddie Mac sees housing tumbling Bloomberg via Denver Post / Kathleen Howley

Consumer debt rises sharply on increased credit card debt AP via South Florida Sun Sentinel / Martin Crutsinger

US STOCKS-Futures drop on earnings warnings Reuters / Ellis Mnyandu

Sears Sees Profit Decline as Sales Fall; Shares Drop Bloomberg / Lauren Coleman-Lo

Home Depot Warns of Earnings Decline AP via LA Times / Harry R. Weber

Stock Prices Fall in Early Trading AP via Newsday

Buyout Firms, Hedge Funds and the Lure of the IPO Bloomberg / David Pauly

Refinery outage shakes up futures AP via Charlotte Observer / John Wilen

Euro climbs to new high against dollar AP via Houston Chronicle

Canada Raises Rate, Says Further Move May Be Needed Bloomberg / Greg Quinn

China trade surplus hits record Reuters via CNN

U.S. Notes Are Little Changed; Bernanke May Highlight Inflation Bloomberg / Wes Goodman

Rise in World Oil Use and a Possible Shortage of Supplies Are Seen in the Next 5 Years NY Times / James Kanter

As Sales Slip, Ford Extends Incentives and G.M. Adds to Discounts Bloomberg via NY Times

As recovery lags in Gulf, spirits sag, too Christian Science Monitor / Patrik Jonsson

America becomes a more 'adult-centered' nation Christian Science Monitor / Ben Arnoldy

Dear oil is here to stay, so let's explore what that means Telegraph / Tom Stevenson

Yen Gains Against Higher-Yielding Currencies Before BOJ Meeting Bloomberg / Ron Harui and Stanley White

China's Trade Surplus Soars to Record $26.9 Billion Bloomberg / Nipa Piboontanasawat

Bank of Korea Raises 2007 GDP Growth Forecast to 4.5% Bloomberg / Kim Kyoung

Singapore Economy Grows at Fastest Pace in Two Years Bloomberg / Shamim Adam

BOJ to Keep Rate at 0.5%; Economists Eye August Rise Bloomberg / Mayumi Otsuma


Credit Ratings Firms Soured On Subprime Too Late, Critics Say Investors Business Daily / Vance Cariaga

Oil prices fall back from highs BBC News

Economist launches audio magazine Guardian / Katie Allen

How Benefit Shifts Boost Credit Ratings / Marie Leone

Growing with the Flow / Scott Leibs

Greenback humbled by concerns over US economy FT / Michael Mackenzie

Appreciating rupee affecting forecasts - but in quirky ways Marketwatch / John Shinal

House Cuts Student Loan Subsidies Dow Jones via / John Godfrey

Investors’ flight from risk picks up pace FT / PaulJ Davies and Gillian Tett

Sallie Mae says planned buyout may fail AP via Houston Chronicle / Marcy Gordon

A Small Bounce After All / Mark Glassman

Sony Ericsson quarterly profit up 54% on lower-end phones Marketwatch / Jay Alabaster

Motorola Has Loss, Misses Forecast for Third Time Bloomberg / Ville Heiskanen and Rochelle Garner

M&T Bank, Marriott, Motorola, Genentech, more Marketwatch

Dow Jones dealings seem to frustrate Murdoch AP via MSNBC

Gold futures close lower for first time in four sessions Marketwatch / Myra P. Saefong

Global 500: The world's largest corporations Fortune via CNN / Telis Demos

Fund managers targeted for equal tax treatment McClatchy / Kevin G. Hall

Senators tackle tax treatment of fund managers Marketwatch / William L. Watts

Public offering a good fit for Levi's AP via Long Beach Press Telegram / Michael Liedtke

MO: With jobs waiting, Missouri keeps welcome mat rolled up St. Louis Post Dispatch / David Nicklaus

The Rebirth of Tax Swaps Bond Buyer / Dakin Campbell

Canada's housing market keeps on booming Globe and Mail / Roma Luciw

Canada: Dollar takes a bite out of economic growth Globe and Mail / Tavia Grant

Rich Athletes, Poor Teachers Ludwig von Mises Institute / Dan McLaughlin

Earth Is Smaller Than Thought, New Measurements Show National Geographic / Kate Ravilious

Fed's Plosser sanguine about housing Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

House Prices and Monetary Policy Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia / Charles I. Plosser

$80 oil lurks CNN / Steve Hargreaves

U.S. Stocks Rise on M&A, Earnings Optimism; Steel Shares Gain Bloomberg / Eric Martin

Wednesday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Pessimism on U.S. Stocks Rises the Most Since 2004, Survey Says Bloomberg / Lynn Thomasson

Pound Rises Versus Dollar on Rates View, U.S. Subprime Concern Bloomberg / Gavin Finch

CA: State's economy still eighth in world Sacramento Bee / Dale Kasler

MD: Baltimore-area home prices rise Baltimore Sun / Lorraine Mirabella

Minorities pay more for home loans AP via Cincinnati Enquirer / Alan Zibel

Wuffli's Exit Is Lesson for Banks, Hedge Funds Bloomberg / Matthew Lynn

ECB says euro surge no cause for alarm FT / Ralph Atkins

Dollar keeps falling against euro BBC News

China raises 2006 economic output figure AP via Houston Chronicle / Joe McDonald

Hedge funds Federal Reserve Board / Kevin Warsh

Fed: banks must improve hedge fund risk management Reuters

U.S. home sales, prices to slip more this year-NAR Reuters / Patrick Rucker

Forecast: Housing slump not going away soon CNN

Single-family starts to fall again in 2008, realtors say Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

Mortgage Applications Increase in Latest MBA Weekly Survey Mortgage Bankers Association

Mortgages up despite rate surge Reuters via CNN

Pessimism Hits Housing Sector Again Forbes / Oxford Analytica

Are Business Births as Rosy-Cheeked as BLS Says? Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

Junk bond spreads widest since Dec. 2006 – Merrill Reuters

LBO Credit Quality at Nine-Month Low, Loan Derivatives Show Bloomberg / Kabir Chibber

Treasury prices lapse after subprime-fueled rally Marketwatch / Kate Gibson

Altria Departure Stuns City, County, North Carolina Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

Sub-prime slump sours bond ratings LA Times

Oil eases as traders take profits ahead of key US fuels stocks data AFX via Forbes

Dollar continues drop against euro AP via Houston Chronicle / Matt Moore

More employers doing away with pensions, study finds LA Times / Peter G. Gosselin

AT&T's Whitacre Got Millions Without Performing Bloomberg / Graef Crystal

U.S. '07 Deficit to Fall to $205 Bln, Bush Aide Says Bloomberg / Brendan Murray and Roger Runningen

The Best States For Business Forbes / Kurt Badenhausen

Subprime Losses Drub Debt Securities as Credit Ratings Decline Bloomberg / Caroline Salas and Mark Pittman

Missteps waiting on stairway to financial heaven? Marketwatch / Todd Harrison

Japan's Government Bonds Poised for Biggest Rally in 10 Months Bloomberg / Issei Morita

When is three not a charm? Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

Fed chief does not see rate hikes Boston Herald / Jay Fitzgerald

Fed Chairman’s Talk Further Dims Hope for a Rate Cut NY Times / Jeremy W. Peters

America's midsize, 'inner Sun Belt' cities grow Christian Science Monitor / Mark Trumbull

Asian Stocks Slide on U.S. Growth Concerns; Toyota Declines Bloomberg / Chen Shiyin and Ian C. Sayson

Dollar plunges to fresh lows Independent / Stephen Foley

Yen Falls From Month High as Japanese Investors Sell Into Rally Bloomberg / Kosuke Goto and Stanley White

As Hugh Hefner Hits Macau, the Fix Really Is In Bloomberg / William Pesek


Fed doesn't ignore headline inflation: Yellen Marketwatch / Greg Robb

The U.S. Economy and Monetary Policy Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco / Janet L. Yellen

Samsung Electronics 2Q Profit Declines AP via Baltimore Sun / Kelly Olson

OH: Drought hurting crops here Cincinnati Enquirer / Alexandra Coolidge

Four Subprime Lenders Caused Most of Bond Downgrades Bloomberg / Jody Shenn

Gas prices rise, futures fall AP via Houston Chronicle / John Wilen

Dollar briefly hits record low vs. euro AP via Houston Chronicle / Jackie Farwell

Stocks Surge on Retail Sales Reports AP via Houston Chronicle / Tim Paradis

Techs surge; Intel, Amazon, SanDisk gain Marketwatch / Matt Andrejczak

U.S. Stocks Rally, Sending S&P 500 and Dow Average to Records Bloomberg / Eric Martin

Fortune Of Reversal Forbes / Ruthie Ackerman

Motorola Chief May Be in Jeopardy After Forecast Miss Bloomberg / Ville Heiskanen and Connie Guglielmo

Economists Raise U.S. Growth Estimates After Exports Advance Bloomberg / Joe Richter

Mortgage rate jump reverses declines CNN

Exchange merger to finish today Chicago Tribune / James P. Miller

Chicago Merc's Move May Replace Pork Bellies With Beer Bellies Bloomberg / Brian Louis

Who is smiling? The Economist

Economy in slower traffic through 2008 pdf Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago / William A. Strauss and Emily A. Engel

Basel II Implementation in the United States Federal Reserve Board / Randall S. Kroszner

Comparing the prime and subprime mortgage markets pdf Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago / Sumit Agarwal and Calvin T. Ho

U.S. Fed's Kroszner says progress made on Basel II Reuters / John Poirier

Treasuries Little Changed as Stocks Advance, Risk Concern Eases Bloomberg / Deborah Finestone

US 30-year, 15-year mortgages-table Reuters

Where Are All The Homebuilder Bargains? FallStreet via Safehaven / Brady Willett and Todd Alway

Thursday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Stocks Jump Past Retail Data / Mark Glassman

Wal-Mart Sales Exceed Estimates; Macy's Sales Fall Bloomberg / Heather Burke

Oil climbs as US consumption hits 2007 high FT / Javier Blas

Gold rises sharply, boosted by dollar weakness Marketwatch / Polya Lesova

Bank of Canada raises inflation, GDP growth view Reuters

Stores Post Lackluster Sales in June AP via Newsday / Anne D’Innocenzio

U.S. Trade Deficit Widened 2.3% in May to $60 Billion Bloomberg / Bob Willis

Jobless claims fall more than expected Reuters via CNN

Treasurys maintain slight gains in choppy market Marketwatch / Kate Gibson

S&P Drills Struggling NY Times NY Post / Zachery Kouwe

U.S. Foreclosures Increase 87 Percent as Prices Fall Bloomberg / Dan Levy

MA: A foreclosure truce: Fremont AG pact gets homeowners 90 days Boston Herald / Scott Van Voorhis

Foreclosures dip, but that won't last-report Reuters via CNN

Stocks rise sharply on deals, June retail sales Marketwatch / Nick Godt and Leslie Wines

U.S. Stocks Advance; Dow Average Climbs Above Closing Record Bloomberg / Eric Martin

Marriott earnings up 11 percent in 2Q AP via Houston Chronicle

Sallie Deal Dispute, Stock Hammered NY Post / Zachery Kouwe

Do consumers need more protection? Dallas Morning News / Pamela Yip

Oil above $73 on strong demand Reuters via CNN

Pirate attacks up sharply worldwide in second quarter, maritime watchdog says AP via Chicago Sun Times

TBMA Loans Detailed Bond Buyer / Lynn Hume

Dollar's down, but Dessauer isn't Marketwatch / Peter Brimelow

Customers paying $17.5 billion a year Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Patricia Sabatini

When the hedges come clipping Marketwatch / David Weidner

Bank of Japan Keeps Key Rate at 0.5%; Mizuno Dissents Bloomberg / Mayumi Otsuma

Markets on alert as junk bonds are mauled Telegraph / Ambrose Evans-Pritchard

Japan Sells Record Amount of Five-Year Notes to Individuals Bloomberg / Tatsuo Ito and Keiko Ujikane

Bush Official Opposes Raising Taxes on Private Equity NY Times / Stephen Labaton

Nintendo Says Its Wii Game Will Remain in Short Supply NY Times / Eric A. Taub

Asian Stocks Advance, Led by BHP, on Metals Prices, Takeovers Bloomberg / Chen Shiyin and Stuart Kelly

Bank of Korea Raises Interest Rate to Six-Year High Bloomberg / Kim Kyoungwha

Australian Unemployment Rate Rises, Hiring Boom Slows Bloomberg / Victoria Batchelor

New cash idea for homeowners Christian Science Monitor / Ben Arnoldy

Sony Ericsson Net Jumps as Sales of Music Phones Rise Bloomberg / Benedikt Kammel

New Zealand Dollar Rises as Investors Return to the Carry Trade Bloomberg / Emma O'Brien

Come Back Koizumi -- All Is Forgiven After Abe Bloomberg / William Pesek



Copper thefts trigger widespread crackdown / Kathleen Haughney

Robust earnings to keep stocks charged Reuters / Rachel Breitman

Earnings Season? Bring It On Forbes / Andrew Farrell

TREASURIES-Small price gains as stocks steal limelight Reuters / Ellen Freilich

Spreads narrowly mixed in choppy trading Reuters / Richard Leong

Dollar recovers from all-time low AP via Houston Chronicle / Jackie Farwell

Air conditioning, gadgets drive up energy use MSNBC / Allison Linn

Oil Rises On Supply Questions Forbes / Ruthie Ackerman

Federal Reserve Events Reuters

U.S. mortgage rates unchanged on Friday – BestInfo Reuters

Clinton Calls for Ending Tax Break to Financiers NY Times / David Stout

Finding the Best Broker / Neil Parmar

FL: Foreclosure reign in sight St. Petersburg Times / James Thorner

Dollar-euro? It's the yen, stupid CNN / Grace Wong

A Little Free-Trade Good News National Review / Stuart Anderson

U.S. stocks mixed after record rally Marketwatch / Nick Godt

Bubble Morphology: Welcome to the 2007 Summer Rally Bull Not bull via Safehaven / M.A. Nystrom

Crude Oil Rises to 11-Month High as North Sea Production Drops Bloomberg / Mark Shenk

When Bad Debts Attack Bullion Vault via Safehaven / Adrian Ash

When Is It Time To "Worry" About Our Investments? Safehaven / Michael Kilbach

Copper prices rise, precious metals fall AP via Beaufort Gazette / Lauren Villagran

Ethics trumps returns Marketwatch / Thomas Kostigen

Coming down on younger thieves Denver Post / Zach Fox

Business Conditions: In a Range Morgan Stanley / Shital Patel & Richard Berner

Gold futures head lower, but trades higher for the week Marketwatch / Myra P. Saefong

USD: Play the Overshoot in EUR/USD and Cable Morgan Stanley / Stephen Jen

EM Currencies: Excess Official Reserves Morgan Stanley / Stephen Jen and Charles St. Arnaud

Stocks Teeter At Record Highs On Lighter Volume Investors Business Daily / Alan R. Elliott

U.S. Stocks Gain; General Electric, Amgen Advance on Buybacks Bloomberg / Eric Martin

Friday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Report: Motorola may hire Notebaert Rocky Mountain News / Jeff Smith

GE Reports 2Q Profit Up 10 Percent AP via Newsday / Stephen Singer

CNBC, FT Mull alliance NY Post / Paul Tharp

No irrational exuberance in sight Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

Housing squeeze getting tighter McClatchy via Charlotte Observer / Tony Pugh

Canada: The BoC Is Back in the Game Morgan Stanley / Charles St-Arnaud

Japan: Aging Will Suppress Wage Growth Until Morgan Stanley / Robert Alan Feldman

Bonds pare gains after strong consumer gauge Reuters /

Treasuries Rise First Time in Three Days as Retail Sales Drop Bloomberg / Kim-Mai Cutler and Daniel Kruger

Central Banks' Hoards Won't Earn Easy Money: Michael R. Sesit Bloomberg / Michael R. Sesit

U.S. Treasury calls 10-3/8 pct bonds of 2007-12 Reuters

CDOs Lose Marbles; Credit `Kerplunks!': Mark Gilbert Bloomberg / Mark Gilbert

Lehman Says Worst Is Over, Buy Corporate Credit Bloomberg / Hamish Risk

Rhode Island Auditor Tells Pension Plan Horror Tale Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

Retail Sales Take Steep Fall AP via Houston Chronicle / Martin Crutsinger

U.S. Retail Sales Fell More Than Forecast in June Bloomberg / Shobhana Chandra

U.S. Michigan Consumer Confidence Index Gains to 92.4 in July Bloomberg / Bob Willis

Federal Reserve Events Reuters

A leap of faith for stocks LA Times / Tom Petruno and Kathy M. Kristof

Ruling Helps Barclays in ABN Bid NY Times / James Kanter

Oil Rises as North Sea Output Slips on Closed Pipeline, Repairs Bloomberg / Mark Shenk

Euro hits all-time high against dollar AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer

Catching Baby Boomers With Mixed Funds Bond Buyer / Matthew Posner

No irrational exuberance in sight Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

Food-origin label law won't start until 2008 Palm Beach Post / Susan Salisbury

Oil Prices Edge Up in Asian Trading AP via Washington Post

Asian Stocks Climb to Record on Takeovers, U.S. Retail Sales Bloomberg / Chen Shiyin and Chua Kong Ho

Will it be harder to get credit? Christian Science Monitor / Mark Trumbull

Building a Portfolio With Things, Not Paper NY Times / Julia Werdigier

U.S. Notes Fall; Stock Gains Signal Demand for Riskier Assets Bloomberg / Wes Goodman

Exploding metal prices indicate a one-off 'super-cycle' Telegraph / Tom Stevenson

Tax Loopholes Sweeten a Deal for Blackstone NY Times / David Cay Johnston


Fannie, Freddie Told to Tighten Lending Bloomberg via Washington Post / James Tyson

CA: Challenges ahead for CalSTRS Sacramento Bee / Gilbert Chan

CO: Mobile-home millionaires Denver Post / Tom LaRocque

Philly Fed President Plosser: Consumer Spending, Exports Are Cause for Optimism Northern Trust via Market Oracle / Paul L. Kasriel

The Birth/Death Ratio Thoughts From The Frontline via Safehaven / John Mauldin

Retail Sales Numbers: Which Ones Do You Buy? Washington Post / Ylan Q. Mui

Economy may face withdrawal symptoms AP via Akron Beacon Journal / Rachel Beck

US Housing Market and the Stock Market Cycles News & Views via Market Oracle / Tim Wood

USDA buzzing with new plan to fight collapse of bee colonies McClatchy / Michael Doyle

System Relies on Ice to Chill Buildings Baltimore Examiner / Colleen Long

Treasuries Rise on Subprime Crisis, Outlook for U.S. Economy Bloomberg / Kim-Mai Cutler and Daniel Kruger

Japanese Bond Futures Have Weekly Advance on U.S. Rating Cut Bloomberg / Issei Morita

European Bonds Post Weekly Gain on Subprime Mortgage Concerns Bloomberg / Lukanyo Mnyanda

Groceries gobble up budgets South Florida Sun Sentinel / Mark Chediak

FL: As housing market falters, subcontractors travel farther for work Bradenton Journal / Brian Neill

Dow Ends Amazing Week by Nearing 14,000 AP via LA Times / Tim Paradis

U.S. Stocks Rise for 3rd Week; S&P 500, Dow Climb to Records Bloomberg / Michael Patterson

RadioShack shares fall on downgrade Dallas Fort Worth Star Telegram Heather Landy

Fortune favors BofA again Charlotte Observer / Binyamin Appelbaum

Some analysts see panic buying in rally AP via Houston Chronicle / Joe Bel Bruno

Dollar Drops to Record Low Versus Euro on U.S. Growth, Rates Bloomberg / Min Zeng


CO: Foreclosures keep tight grip Denver Post / Aldo Svaldi

Street Sweetie NY Post

Exchanges compete for ETF listings, trading volume Marketwatch / John Spence

Bullish on China's shoppers Marketwatch / Carla Mozee

US Dollar Update via Safehaven / David Petch

Dollar at the Rubicon!... Safehaven / Clive Maund

Bernanke to stress price worries before Congress Reuters via Washington Post / Mark Felsenthal

NV: Outlook for housing: Gloomy and likely to worsen Las Vegas Review Journal

Data diverge on whether it pays to use an agent San Francisco Chronicle / Carol Lloyd

Stocks to ride robust earnings wave Reuters via Washington Post / Rachel Breitman

Supreme Court ruling won't hurt retail competition St. Louis Post Dispatch / David Nicklaus

Mutual funds for beginners: Here's what you need to know St. Louis Post Dispatch / Jack Naudi

Consumer Prices Cool, Construction Drops: U.S. Economy Preview Bloomberg / Joe Richter

Bulls look ahead for more room to run Reuters via CNN

Trying to pick the top in stocks? Good luck LA Times / Tom Petruno

Expectations make or break the stock-market game Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Gregory M. Drahuschak

China Markets May Have Peaked NY Post / Tracy Byrnes

Tighter disclosure rules shed greater light on pay Chicago Tribune / Mary Ellen Podmolik

Tech funds thrive, but reasons elusive San Francisco Chronicle / Kathleen Pender

Higher returns for less Dallas Morning News / Scott Burns

NC: Before you flip, get a grip Charlotte Observer / Shari Feld

This Looks Just Like a Government Snow Job NY Post / John Crudele

Richest Men in The World Cry Poverty on Capitol Hill NY Post / Terry Keenan

Tamer inflation numbers will back Bernanke Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

An I.P.O. Glut Just Waiting to Happen NY Times / Michael J. de la Merced

A Peek at Tech’s Strength NY Times / Conrad De Aenlle

The Funds Are Good. The Fund Companies Are Better. NY Times / Barry Rehfeld

What’s in His Wallet? Millions in Options NY Times / Patrick McGeehan

Make way in the fund dictionary for some ginormous new words Marketwatch / chuck Jaffe

Safeguards for Aging Investors Washington Post / Martha M. Hamilton

Lenders eye baby boomers in reverse Boston Herald / Kenneth R. Harney

MA: Home is where junkyard was Boston Herald / Jerry Kronenberg

Opec tightens its grip as oil prices hit the roof Guardian – Observer / Heather Stewart

UK: Sky-high oil prices signal higher rates Guardian – Observer / Heather Stewart

Neighborly Advice, for Good or Ill Marketwatch via NY Timers / Mark Hulbert

Hey buddy, can you spare a million? Guardian – Observer / Heather Connon

The Richest of the Rich, Proud of a New Gilded Age NY Times / Louis Uchitelle