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Bernanke likely to be cautious in testimony Marketwatch / Greg Robb

Stocks in U.S. Poised for 10 Percent Drop, Options Bets Show Bloomberg / Nick Baker and Michael Tsang

Indexes Close Mostly Lower Investors Business Daily / Vincent Mao

Subprime worries hurt broad market, but Dow rises Reuters / Kristina Cooke

Treasuries Rise on Speculation Subprime Losses Are Deepening Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton

Review and Preview Morgan Stanley / Ted Wieseman & David Greenlaw

Liquidity and the Real Economy – Are Derivatives a Sideshow? Morgan Stanley / David Miles

The structure of interest rates and marginal utility Brookes News / Dr Frank Shostak

Money market funds a quick pick NY Daily News / Joseph Lisanti

Fidelity Names Prudential's Rodger Lawson President Bloomberg / Sree Vidya Bhaktavatsalam

EU: Inflation Made by Governments Morgan Stanley / Elga Bartsch

Copper thieves die trying to steal wire AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer / Kristen Wyatt

Dow closes in on 14,000 CNN / Jessica Dickler

Weakness in gasoline futures puts some pressure on oil Marketwatch / Myra P. Saefong

Oil prices rise above $74 a barrel AP via Chicago Sun Times

Clinton, Obama Dwarf Rivals With Campaign Cash Record Bloomberg / Jonathan D. Salant and Timothy J. Burger

Buffett stakes out prez race Boston Herald / Josh Funk

FL: Builders huddle on slack sales Palm Beach Post / Linda Rawls

MSRB to Elect Officers Bond Buyer / Andrew Ackerman

Treasury Issues QZAB Regulations Bond Buyer / Alison L. McConnell

Empire State Manufacturing Survey Federal Reserve Bank of New York

U.S. Economy: New York Fed's Factory Index Gains Bloomberg / Shobhana Chandra

Monday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Some advisers worry surging U.S. stocks may be 'melting up' Marketwatch / Peter Brimelow

Market rally puzzles analysts AP via Charlotte Observer / Joe Bel Bruno

Blue Chips Lead In Early Trade Investors Business Daily / Vincent Mao

U.S. Stocks Rise on Manufacturing Expansion; Eaton Advances Bloomberg / Michael Patterson

Treasuries Hold Steady Before Inflation Data, Bernanke Speech Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton and Anchalee Worrachate

Treasurys hold gains as stocks rise AP via Houston Chronicle

CA: Nation's head Realtor says market 'isn't down' Long Beach Press Telegram / Don Jergler

Bank of America Profit Trails as Citigroup, JPMorgan Go Abroad Bloomberg / Bradley Keoun and Will Edwards

RBS-led group revises $96 billion ABN Amro bid Marketwatch / Simon Kennedy

Milk hits $4. Here's why. St. Petersburg Times / Asjylyn Loder

Rising Food Prices May Give Bernanke, Central Bankers Heartburn Bloomberg / Rich Miller and Bob Willis

Fed Isn't Boxed in by Open Windows or Dry Powder Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

Higher cost of debt rippling through markets AP via Charlotte Observer / Rachel Beck

Oil Above $74 Amid North Sea Worries AP via Philadelphia Inquirer

Dollar continues slide to euro AP via Houston Chronicle

Stop Taxing `Sweat Equity' at Just 15 Percent Bloomberg / John M. Berry

McDonald's expects solid second-quarter, excluding sale Chicago Tribune / James P. Miller

McDonald's Posts First Loss in More Than Four Years Bloomberg / Chris Burritt

IHOP to Acquire Applebee's for $1.9B AP via LA Times

Bankruptcy looms over many elderly Cleveland Plain Dealer via Houston Chronicle / Barb Galbincea and Karen Farkas

Arrogant Germany and fearful France tearing euro apart Telegraph / Ambrose Evans- Pritchard

Beside the seaside The Economist

Sliding into information abyss Chicago Sun Times / Brad Spirrison

These counties' residents have the lowest average body mass index CNN

Solar Power Wins Enthusiasts but Not Money NY Times / Andrew C. Revkin and Matthew L. Wald

China: U.S. Media Exaggerating Food Woes AP via Newsday / Anita Chang

Tax Receipts Pare Treasury Sales as International Buyers Flee Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton and Daniel Kruger

Oil Rises a Second Day on North Sea Output Decline, Demand Bloomberg / Gavin Evans

N.Z. Prices Increased More Than Bollard Forecast Bloomberg / Tracy Withers

If Only Bank of Japan Governor Fukui Was Dr. Who Bloomberg / William Pesek

Pound's Rally Fools Traders as Rising Yields Lure Kokusai, Axa Bloomberg / Aaron Pan and Anchalee Worrachate

Dollar Near Record Low Versus Euro Before Manufacturing Report Bloomberg / Ron Harui and David McIntyre


A policy for that Marketwatch / Thomas Kostigen

Fed isn’t boxed in by open windows or dry powder Economic Times

KC Fed's Hoenig: Fed right to focus on core prices Reuters

Treasurys lower ahead of Bernanke speech AP via Houston Chronicle

Gold up as euro hits record high Reuters

Commodities prices have broad decline AP via Lauren Villagran

How High can Crude Oil Fly? SirChartsalot via Safehaven / Gary Dorsch

Globalization creating a 'deadly brew' for national currencies Globe and Mail / Barbara McKenna

Impacts of the Housing Bubble: Death By Plastic Daily Reckoning via Fiend’s SuperBear Page / Mogambo Guru

Montgomery Homeowners Face Surge in Foreclosures Washington Post / Ovetta Wiggins

Economists alarmed by food costs Bloomberg via  Akron Beacon Journal / Rich Miller and Bob Willis

Industrials top 14,000 but fall back in down day Chicago Tribune / Bill Barnhart

14000 Will Have to Wait / Mark Glassman

UT: Red-hot Utah job growth continues to lead nation Salt Lake Tribune / Lesley Mitchell

US will learn deficits do matter FT / Kenneth Rogoff

Wow Dow Forbes / Andrew Farrell

Intel Profit Rises 44%; Shares Drop as Margins Trail Bloomberg / Ian King

Intel's gross margin disappoints; Yahoo down Marketwatch / Carla Mozee

News Corp 'agrees Dow Jones deal' BBC News

Risk of Subprime Mortgage Bonds Jumps to Record for Second Day Bloomberg / Shannon D. Harrington

US Bond Market and Interest Rates Quarterly Review and Outlook - Second Quarter 2007 Thoughts From The Frontline via Market Oracle / John Mauldin

Be bullish and watch the bears impale themselves $ FT / Ken Fisher

Fed, States Bolster Supervision of Subprime Lenders Bloomberg / Alison Vekshin

Subprime Showtime Forbes / Liz Moyer

Merrill Lynch 2Q Profit Climbs 30.2 Pct AP via Forbes / Joe Bel Bruno

Economic forecasters are generally optimistic Daily Standard / Irwin M. Stelzer

Oil Slides After Topping $75 a Barrel AP via Chicago Tribune / John Wilen

UK: Wealth gap 'widest in 40 years' BBC News

U.S. July Homebuilder Confidence Falls to 16-Year Low Bloomberg / Courtney Schlisserman

Key Democrat questions Fed inflation targets Reuters

Tuesday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

U.S. Stocks Advance, Dow Average Tops 14,000 for First Time Bloomberg / Michael Patterson

Gas prices fall at the pump as futures rebound AP via Dallas Morning News

CA: Southland home sales hit 14-year low LA Times / Annette Haddad

Foreign Buying of U.S. Assets Jumped to Record in May Bloomberg / Kevin Carmichael

Treasurys fall as core producer prices rise Marketwatch / Leslie Wines

Goldman, JPMorgan Stuck With Debt They Can't Sell to Investors Bloomberg / Caroline Salas and Miles Weiss

Bernanke, Pushed by Congress, Chips Away at Greenspan's Legacy Bloomberg / Craig Torres

The Dow Jones industrials cross 14,000 as buyout news adds to Wall Street's momentum AP via Chicago Sun Times / Tim Paradis

I’ll Wipe That DOW 14K Grin Right Off Your Face NY Post / John Crudele

Jerry Speaks! Forbes / Rachel Rosmarin

Decision Time For The Bancrofts Forbes / Louis Hau

Wholesale Inflation Receded in June AP via Newsday / Martin Crutsinger

U.S. June Producer Prices Unexpectedly Fall 0.2% Bloomberg / Bob Willis

Rising food prices are squeezing families McClatchy via Dallas Fort Worth Star Telegram / Sue Stock

Who's the daddy? The Economist

Epstein’s Subprime Exposure NY Post / Roddy Boyd

Merrill Net Rises 31% on Trading Gains, Banking Fees Bloomberg / Bradley Keoun

PA: House sales still dropping Allentown Morning Call / Jeanne Bonner

Crude oil reaches $75 a barrel on Nymex Marketwatch / Polya Lesova

Oil prices rise AP via Houston Chronicle / George Jahn

Dollar falls again to euro AP via Houston Chronicle

Carry Traders in Asia Look for Alternative Bets Bloomberg / Andy Mukherjee

Charities fight the tide of do-gooder fatigue Christian Science Monitor / Daniel B. Wood


New York City's Debt Rating Raised on Robust Revenue Bloomberg / Martin Z. Braun

SIFMA’s Lackritz On SEC Chairman Cox’s Municipal Securities Speech SIFMA

Forex - US dollar steady early in Asian session after Fed chief's testimony AFX via Forbes

Fed chief's forecast unsure Chicago Tribune / William Neikirk

Inflation Will Cool Amid So-So Growth, Bernanke Predicts Investors Business Daily / Kirk Shinkle

Subprime woes will get worse, Bernanke says Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

Michigan jobless rate rises Lansing State Journal

Michigan woes to get national spotlight Detroit News via / Gordon Trowbridge

Mortgage Applications Increase Slightly in Latest MBA Weekly Survey Mortgage Bankers Association

Eurozone trade surplus narrows 26 per cent in May EU Business

UK: Haven't we been here before? Guardian / Larry Elliott

The party's over on Wall Street CNN / David Ellis

Gold Shines on Further Secular Dollar Weakness CMC Markets via Safehaven / Ashraf Laidi

Fed chief acknowledges credit fears FT / Krishna Guha, Richard Beales, Michael MacKenzie and Saskia Scholtes

Response to Bernanke $ FT / John Authers

South Florida's No. 1 — in cost-of-living increase South Florida Sun Sentinel / Harriet Johnson Brackey

NC: Slumping housing market hits Charlotte area Charlotte Observer / Allen Norwood

CA: Sacramento housing market is the nation's 3rd riskiest, Forbes says Sacramento Bee / Eric Stern

TX: Subprime lending limits slow Houston house sales Houston Chronicle / Nancy Sarnoff

UK: Should the World Bank wither away? BBC News / Jane Beresford

Brazil cuts interest rate to 11.5% FT / Jonathan Wheatley

Treasuries Rise on Bernanke Forecasts, Subprime Mortgage Woes Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton and Daniel Kruger

Bernanke warns on housing, energy CNN / Steve Hargreaves

Bernanke Predicts Stronger Growth, Slowing Inflation Bloomberg / Craig Torres

Fed Plans to Tighten Mortgage Rules AP via Forbes / Alan Zibel

Inflation More Moderate in June AP via Forbes / Martin Crutsinger

Bear Scare Forbes / Liz Moyer

Friendlier Skies For Airlines Forbes / Tom Van Riper

IBM's 2Q Earnings Up 12 Percent AP via Forbes / Brian Bergstein

EBay earnings jump 50% on PayPal growth Marketwatch / Dan Gallagher

Gold rises on inflation concerns AP via Houston Chronicle / Lauren Villagran

A bumpier ride The Economist

Core inflation likely to edge a bit lower: Bernanke Marketwatch / Greg Robb

The Subprime Mess and the Fed Think, Invest via Safehaven / Charles Zentay

Wall Street - not the Fed - keeps subprime in line CNN / Les Christie

SEC's Cox to Recommend Federal Rules for Municipal Disclosure Bloomberg / William Selway and Otis Bilodeau

Southern California home sales tumble LA Times / Annette Haddad

Surplus, lending crimp builders Contra Costa Times / Barbara E. Hernandez

Riskiest U.S. Housing Markets Forbes / Matt Woolsey

Wednesday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Bernanke remarks add to Wall St gloom FT / Michael Mackenzie

What drives the Dow? AP via St. Paul Pioneer Press / Tim Paradis

Wheat, soybeans rise on CBOT AP via Contra Costa Times

WA: Jobs follow housing slowdown Tacoma News Tribune / Devona Wells

Saying no to free trade The Economist

UK: Bank voted 6-3 to increase rates BBC News

Bear Stearns/CDOs $ FT / Lex

Treasuries Rise as Federal Reserve Trims U.S. Growth Forecast Bloomberg / Daniel Kruger

U.S. Stocks Retreat on Earnings, Mortgage Concerns; Intel Falls Bloomberg / Michael Patterson

Stocks' record run on the skids CNN / David Ellis

Rally Snapped on Subprime Jitters AP via South Florida Sun Sentinel / Joe Bel Bruno

U.S. June Consumer Prices Rise 0.2% as Gasoline Fell Bloomberg / Joe Richter

Oil rises ahead of US stocks data AP via Houston Chronicle / George Jahn

Semiannual Monetary Policy Report to the Congress Federal Reserve Board / Ben S. Bernanke

Empirical Analysis of Corporate Credit Lines pdf Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Consumer Behavior and Payment Choice: 2006 Conference Summary pdf Federal Reserve Bank of Boston /  Margaret Carten, Dan Littman, Scott Schuh, and Joanna Stavins

Bernanke Predicts Stronger Growth, Slowing Inflation Bloomberg / Craig Torres

Bernanke: economic growth will be slower AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer / Jeannine Aversa

Hasta la Vista, Not Viva Las Vegas, for Monorail Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

Whack-a-Mole With Blackstone Loophole Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

The dollar sinks to new lows AP via Houston Chronicle

Bear Stearns Tells Fund Investors `No Value Left' Bloomberg / Yalman Onaran

JPMorgan Net Rises 20 Percent on Investment-Banking Bloomberg / Joseph N. DiStefano

Bernanke Reluctant to Risk Credibility With Inflation Forecast Bloomberg / Scott Lanman

Fed to Foster Monitoring of Subprime Market Washington Post / Dina ElBoghdady

Has Greenspan's future eventually arrived? Telegraph / Ambrose Evans-Pritchard

U.S. Treasuries Rise; Bear Stearns Loss Feeds Demand for Safety Bloomberg / Wes Goodman

Dollar Slumps to Record Low Versus Euro on Bear Stearns Losses Bloomberg / David McIntyre and Stanley White

BOJ Members Watching Rising Bond Yields, Minutes Show Bloomberg / Mayumi Otsuma



Why the markets may be undermining central banks Economist

Moody's Finance Chief Sued by Investor Over Subprime Ratings Bloomberg / Edvard Pettersson

Dow's record performance lifts Asia Marketwatch / V. Phani Kumar

FL: State Farm to drop 50,000 coastal homeowners policies in state South Florida Sun Sentinel / Paul Owers

Thank the housing slump for lower lumber prices; other materials don't budge Marketwatch / Amy Hoak

Feds make busts in $75 million oil scheme Newsday / Robert Kessler

Google's Profit Falls Short, Shares Drop AP via Newsday / Michael Liedtke

Book value Economist

Fed warns of $100bn credit losses BBC News

Majority in Poll Say Hillary Clinton Will Be Next President Bloomberg / Nicholas Johnston

The cross of gold Economist

China Says US Food Has Its Own Problems AP via Newsday / William C, Mann

Accounting for good people Economist

France: Jacques in the box Economist

Brazil: An accident waiting to happen? Economist

Judging Sustainable Growth and Facing Financial Market Complexity Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago / Michael H. Moskow

Fed's Moskow:one number won't determine inflation trend Reuters

Bernanke: Subprime hit could top $100B CNN

Time for the Fed to prevent a subprime rerun FT

Fed Saw Growth Risks as `More Balanced,' Minutes Say Bloomberg / Steve Matthews

Minutes of the Federal Open Market Committee Federal Reserve Board

Business Outlook Survey Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Bonds steady on Bernanke's balanced view Reuters / Richard Leong

SIFMA Comments to SEC: Keep Rule 12b-1 Intact SIFMA

Foreign central banks net buyers of U.S. debt –Fed Reuters

Dow Closes Just Above 14,000 on Earnings AP via Chicago Tribune / Tim Paradis

U.S. Stocks Advance on Earnings; IBM, Hewlett-Packard Climb Bloomberg / Michael Patterson

Microsoft's 7.3% profit gain meets expectations Seattle Times / Benjamin J. Romano

Metals rally on surging Chinese economy AP via Houston Chronicle / Lauren Villagran

What risk managers have learnt since the shock of 1998 $ FT / Michael Gordon

Bank of America Earnings Rise on Investment Gains Bloomberg / Will Edwards

S.C. home sales slide in June The State / Kristy Eppley Rupon

Bernanke says optimistic on Basel II consensus Reuters

Bernanke-More data needed to assess inflation climate Reuters

Congress Draws Bernanke Out on Class Struggle Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

Mortgage rates hold onto recent gains CNN

Thursday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Earnings Bounce Lifts Stocks / Mark Glassman

Managers like mortgage-backed securities Marketwatch / Murray Coleman

Barclays May Increase Offer for ABN Amro AP via Forbes

An Economic Recession? Clif Droke Market Analysis via Safehaven / Clif Droke

Treasuries Fall as Jobless Claims Decline, Stocks Rise Globally Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton

AAA Grades on Subprime CDOs May Give Cold Comfort Bloomberg / Mark Gilbert

Bear’s Bond Blowback NY Post / Roddy Boyd

Fed Inflation Stand Criticized in `False Debate' Bloomberg / John M. Berry

Texas Economy Continues to Expand Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Crude-oil futures extend rally, toy with $76 a barrel Marketwatch / Polya Lesova

Gold futures tap a six-week high; copper gains Marketwatch / Myra P. Saefong

Dow touches 14,000 in early flurry CNN

Buying an American Car? You've Got to Be Kidding Bloomberg / Doron Levin

Harley-Davidson 2Q profit up on sales AP via Dallas Fort Worth Star Telegram

Motorola posts $28M loss in 2Q AP via Houston Chronicle / Dave Carpenter

CA: Housing skid beginning to affect Southland rents LA Times / Annette Haddad

Hedge funds vs. mutual funds Money via CNN / Pat Regnier

Nasdaq 2Q profit more than triples AP via Dallas Fort Worth Star Telegram / Joe Bel Bruno

Bank of New York Posts 2Q Profit AP via Forbes / Madlen Read

WaMu gets boost from retail banking AP via Seattle Times / Elizabeth M. Gillespie

Hey Baby, Inflation’s Ugly NY Post / John Crudele

U.S. economy seen contracting AP via Houston Chronicle / Candice Choi

Rising defaults shut down two hedge funds Washington Times / Patrice Hill

Jobless Claims Drop to 2-Month Low AP via LA Times / Martin Crutsinger

Bernanke Sets Stage for Longest Freeze in Rates in Two Decades Bloomberg / Scott Lanman

Housing's Hurt Spoils His View Washington Post / Nell Henderson

Fed Trims Its Forecast for Growth NY Times / Edmund L. Andrews

Morgan Keegan's Kelsoe Falls From Top Ranking on Subprime Rout Bloomberg / Jody Shenn

Bond Insurers' Stocks Hit by Uncertainty AP via Washington Post

Treasuries Are Little Changed as Stocks, Emerging Bonds Gain Bloomberg / Wes Goodman

The unbearable lightness of optimism Marketwatch / Peter Brimelow

FL: Renters win in slow market Palm Beach Post / Linda Rawls

Bear Stearns' Cayne may have putted away the company Marketwatch / David Weidner

Big Rise Seen in Demand for Energy NY Times / Jad Mouawad

Bernanke’s Testimony Echoes Essence of June Fed Policy Statement FXStreet / Asha Bangalore

ABN may disappoint Barclays and back RBS Telegraph / Katherine Griffiths

Sterling surges to fresh highs on poor inflation figures Independent / Sean O'Grady

US guns arm Mexico's drug wars Christian Science Monitor / Sara Miller Llana

China's GDP Grows at Fastest Pace in 12 Years Bloomberg / Nipa Piboontanasawat

India to Keep `Fairly Tight' Monetary Policy, Chidambaram Says Bloomberg / Cherian Thomas and Haslinda Amin

Cox’s Plan Garners Positive Reaction Bond Buyer / Andrew Ackerman

Australia Dollar Trades Near 18-Year High as Commodities Gain Bloomberg / David McIntyre

China May Revalue Yuan by Up to 3.5%, Societe Generale Says Bloomberg / Jake Lee


Miami Condo Glut Pushes Florida's Economy to Brink of Recession Bloomberg / Bob Ivry

The YouTube election? Reuters / Deborah Charles

Reputation and the Non-Prime Mortgage Market Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis / William Poole

Fed's Poole: Subprime woes look contained Reuters / Mark Felsenthal

Will Microsoft roll out a PC soon? Marketwatch / John C. Dvorak

Tribune Debt Default Risk Tops 50 Percent, Swaps Show Bloomberg / Tim Mullaney and Shannon D. Harrington

Stock bull riders eye home sales, earnings Reuters / Cal Mankowski

Alan, We Hardly Knew Ye Safehaven / Fred Sheehan

Stupidity and Ignorance on Capitol Hill National Review / Michael T. Darda

What We Do and Don't Know about the Term Premium Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Fun in the Subprime Summer Thoughts From The Frontline via Safehaven / John Mauldin

Oil eases ahead of weekend Reuters via CNN

Stocks fall sharply on earnings, credit markets Marketwatch / Kate Gibson

Caterpillar Crushed Forbes

Banking Agencies Reach Agreement on Basel II Implementation FDIC

Shaky ethics of subprime lending lead to shaken investors Marketwatch / Thomas Kostigen

UT: While median home prices continue to climb in Utah, unit sales are down Salt Lake Tribune / Lesley Mitchell

Bearish on Bonds National Review / Greg Kaza

Treasury 10-Year Yield Falls Below 5 Percent on Subprime Crisis Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton and Sandra Hernandez

Sorry Ben Bernanke, the Buck Stops with You Euro Pacific Capitol via Market Oracle / Peter Schiff

U.S. Stocks Retreat on Earnings, Bad-Loan Concern; Google Drops Bloomberg / Michael Patterson

The S&P Stock Market Index Vibrating At Critical Mass Elliott Wave Technology via Market Oracle / Joseph Russo

Friday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Safeway reports modest second-quarter growth Contra Costa Times / Blanca Torres

With Dow at 14,000, what's next? Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Patricia Sabatini

Most ruthless foreclosure states CNN / Les Christie

The Biggest Dollar Diversifiers Are American Morgan Stanley / Stephen Jen

Europe’s $10 Coke NY Post / Paul Tharp

TN: State's jobless rate falls in June to 4.1% Tennessean / Janell Ross

S.C. jobless rate rises The State / Jim DuPlessis

Florida jobless rate up due to housing slowdown AP via South Florida Sun Sentinel

TX: Houston's job market stays strong Houston Chronicle / L.M. Sixel

Beijing Brakes Forbes / Paul Maidment

Earnings misses hit Wall Street CNN

Google's stock drops as profit disappoints LA Times via Chicago Tribune / Alex Pham

Private Buyers Worried about Future M&A / Roy Harris

Patent Fight Pending Forbes / Brian Wingfield

Ericsson's 2Q Profit Rises 12 Percent AP via Newsday / Karl Ritter

Oil Prices Climb on Nigerian Violence AP via Philadelphia Inquirer / George Jahn

Citigroup profit rises Reuter via CNN

Wachovia's Second-Quarter Net Rises 24 Percent on Golden West Bloomberg / Will Edwards

Miami Condo Glut Pushes Florida's Economy to Brink of Recession Bloomberg / Bob Ivry

Bernanke Breaks With Greenspan, Stresses Forecasts, Consumers Bloomberg / Craig Torres

How Will Boomers Pay For Long-Term Care? Forbes / Oxford Analytica

China rates rise to cool economy BBC News

China to join top 3 economies LA Times / Don Lee

Treasuries Head for Second Weekly Gain After Mortgage Losses Bloomberg / Wes Goodman

China's Bonds May Drop Further on Rate, Tax Moves, Galaxy Says Bloomberg / Belinda Cao

Job-Hopping, or, Hello, He Must Be Going NY Times / Eric Dash

GM Narrows Sales Gap With Toyota on Higher Demand Outside U.S. Bloomberg / Kae Inoue and Greg Bensinger

Earnings Decline at McClatchy and Dow Jones NY Times / Richard Perez-Pena

Ford Gets Several Initial Bids for Jaguar and Land Rover NY Times / Micheline Maynard and Nick Bunckley

Away from the sub-prime desert, luxuriant growth abounds Telegraph / Tom Stevenson

China Likely to Raise Interest Rates This Quarter, Maybe Today Bloomberg / Nipa Piboontanasawat and Patricia Chua


UT: Home-for-sale signs stack up Salt Lake Tribune / Lesley Mitchell

Grilling Burgers on a Ferrari in the Backyard NY Times / Alina Tugend

The Five Stages of Counterfeiting Lew Rockwell / Gary North

The Hand of Finance Prudent Bear via Safehaven / Doug Noland

ABN chief likes Barclays; RBS bid tough to beat Reuters via CNN

Banking official: Retailers a worry Wichita Eagle / Jerry Siebenmark

Barclays may sue to recover losses at Bear Stearns Marketwatch / Polya Lesova

FL: Orlando jobless rate rises Orlando Sentinel / Christopher Boyd

Taiwan: Inflationary pressures rising: analysts Taipei Times / Jessie Ho

Treasuries Rise Most Since March on Subprime Crisis, Bernanke Bloomberg / Deborah Finestone and Elizabeth Stanton

Debt Market Is Squeezing Private Equity NY Times / Michael J. de la Merced

Japan's Bonds Gain on Week; Concern Rises About Subprime Losses Bloomberg / Oliver Biggadike and Kosuke Goto

More Evidence of Spillover from US Housing Market to Consumer Sector Northern Trust via Market Oracle / Paul Kasriel

Dollar Drops to Record Low Versus Euro on Subprime Loan Concern Bloomberg / Min Zeng

The Dow’s Visit Above 14,000 Was Brief NY Times / Micheline Maynard

U.S. Stocks Tumble Amid Mortgage Losses; Merrill, Lehman Drop Bloomberg / Nick Baker

A Blockbuster Seller Overseas: Stakes in Corporate America NY Times / Floyd Norris

Huge Wall Street paydays are focus of tax debate LA Times / Jonathan Peterson and Walter Hamilton

CA: Home prices down in most O.C. neighborhoods Orange County Register / Jeff Collins

CA: Housing clouds economy Sacramento Bee / Dale Kasler

NV: Rate of jobless tops U.S. Las Vegas Review Journal

After Six Years, the Global Trade Talks Are Just That: Talk NY Times / Steven R. Weisman

Foreign workers with skills find open door LA Times / Teresa Watanabe



Trouble in Hedgefundistan: “Its gonna get a lot worse” Market Oracle via Fiend’s SuperBear Page / Mike Whitney

Traders ask how low can the dollar go FT / Michael Mackenzie

Backlash in rich nations against globalization FT / Chris Giles

China could buy stake in Barclays BBC News / Robert Peston

China: Famously Volatile, Richly Rewarding Washington Post / Tomoeh Murakami Tse and Ariana Eunjung Cha

UK: Bank must not 'squeeze economy' BBC News

Asia: Shares react to Wall Street, move lower Marketwatch / V. Phani Kumar

Detroit's Big Three, UAW to square off Akron Beacon Journal / Jim Mackinnon

Some companies let fundamentals do the talking Marketwatch / Herb Greenberg

A thought for your pennies: they aren't worth hoarding Marketwatch / Chuck Jaffe

How Big is the Oil Supply Problem? Clif Droke Market Analysis via Safehaven / Clif Droke

Treasuries Attract Pension Funds Overflowing With Stock Gains Bloomberg / Daniel Kruger

Dollar's Bear Market Slide More Boon Than Bane for George Bush Bloomberg / Bo Nielsen

Euro hits new high against greenback AFP via Taipei Times

Put piggish behavior at bay to avoid financial slaughter Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Gregory M. Drahuschak

Bankers fear rise in prices for food Allentown Morning Call / Rich Miller and Bob Willis

OPEC official: $60 - $65 oil is 'appropriate' Reuters via CNN

Bullish DOW Seers Are Way Off The Money NY Post / John Aidan Byrne

Big Subsidies for Big Phone Companies AP via Washington Post / John Dunbar

News 'baron' climbs ranks to Executive Jerk status Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Jack Markowitz

MN: Grocery war heating up St. Paul Pioneer Press / Gita Sitaramiah

CO: Meth house a lender's nightmare Denver Post / Al Lewis

Stolen milk crates feed black market AP via Houston Chronicle / Raquel Maria Dillon

Q2 GDP to jump but economists feel little joy Marketwatch / Greg Robb

Two Sides of Economic Growth NY Times / Conrad De Aenlle

First Chapter: ‘Pop! Why Bubbles Are Great for The Economy’ NY Times / Daniel Gross

Credit markets nauseous over cheap debt Telegraph / Helen Power

Gas Prices Rise on Refineries’ Record Failures NY Times / Jad Mouawad

I, Rupert, Will Not ... That Is, Until I Do NY Times / Richard Perez-Pena

Is G.E. Too Big for Its Own Good? NY Times / Nelson D. Schwartz

Revealed: why RBS really wants ABN Guardian – Observer / Heather Connon

Fund mergers, takeovers and expectations for returns Marketwatch / Chuck Jaffe

Around the World, With Borderless Investing US News and World Report via NY Times / Paul J. Lim


Is America becoming a global credit risk? Marketwatch / Paul B. Farrell

Texas Instruments falls; Netflix cuts 2007 earns view Marketwatch / Carla Mozee

Texas Instruments Profit Falls 74% After Sale of Unit Bloomberg / Peter J. Brennan

M&A Mania Keeps The Market Moving Forbes / Ruthie Ackerman

Chicago Fed National Activity Index pdf Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Monetarism: Dead at Last? National Review / Thomas Nugent

Potential CDO downgrades climb to $1.4 bln – Fitch Reuters

T-Bill rates rise AP via Charlotte Observer

CBOT members banned from CBOE trading floor AP via Chicago Tribune

Price Action Trumps Perceived Risk When Investing / Jonathan Hoenig

NYSE margin debt rises to record $378.2 bln in June Reuters

Winning day on Wall Street CNN / David Ellis

Wall Street indexes jump on M&A news, profits Reuters / Caroline Valetkevitch

Dow Recovers Most of Loss / Mark Glassman

Halliburton Income More Than Doubles AP via Washington Post / John Porretto

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

Aid May Grow for Laid-Off Workers Washington Post / Lori Montgomery

Dollar steadies; Turkish lira rallies on poll results Marketwatch / Wanfeng Zhou

Dollar Sinks To New Euro Low Forbes / Vidya Ram

Life settlements: Betting on death Business Week via MSNBC / Matthew Goldstein

Pilot shortage affects safety AP via Long Beach Press Telegram / Slobodan Lekic

Bernanke’s fallacy that inflationary expectations are the heart of inflation? Brookes News / Dr. Frank Shostak

The Fed and the Fooler Minyanville / Jeff Saut

Monday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Hedge funds pull in $58.7 bln in second quarter Marketwatch / Alistair Barr

Remarks by Sheila C. Bair, Chairman, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation at People’s Bank of China FDIC

Barclays' New China Glow Not Bright Enough Forbes / Parmy Olson

Net gains The Economist

Gold dulls as oil prices retreat, dollar steadies Marketwatch / Myra P. Saefong and Polya Lesova

Gold to test $720? Marketwatch / Peter Brimelow

The dangerous fallacy that consumer confidence drives economic growth Brookes News / Gerard Jackson

The falling dollar and the US economy — which way now? Brookes News / Gerard Jackson

New York Leads Borrowers; Municipal Credit Quality Improves Bloomberg / Jeremy R. Cooke

U.S. 10-Year Treasury Yields Hold Below 5% on Mortgage Concerns Bloomberg / Kevin Lim and Lukanyo Mnyanda

Fed Couldn't Do What Trichet Has Done to Sarkozy Bloomberg / John M. Berry

Wall St indexes rise on profits, deals Reuters / Ellis Mnyandu

Strong start for stocks CNN

Dollar Bear Market Slide More Boon Than Bane for Bush Bloomberg / Bo Nielsen

Soybeans Slide on CBOT AP via Forbes

Oil prices drop to mid-$75 a barrel AP via Houston Chronicle / Pablo Gorondi

Barclays Gets Asian Assist For ABN Bid Forbes / Shu-Ching Jean Chen

Barclays Raises ABN Offer on China, Singapore Funding Bloomberg / Jon Menon and Ben Livesey

Retailers seeing more plastic Des Moines Register via Cincinnati Enquirer / Patt Johnson

UK: Brown says no plan for UK to join euro 'at this stage' AFX via Forbes

China's Money Hides in Harry Potter's Cloak Bloomberg / Andy Mukherjee

US financial watchdog says economy at risk from non-ally bondholders London Times / Suzy Jagger and Gary Duncan

US Dollar Threatens to Break Key Support Level Technical Speculator via Market Oracle / Donald_W_Dony

Oil falls, OPEC concern on world economy Reuters via Washington Post / Fayen Wong

Asian Stocks Fall From a Record; Honda Leads Exporters Lower Bloomberg / Darren Boey and Kyung Bok Cho

Another ETF Emerges Bond Buyer / Matthew Posner

Banks face $200bn high-risk debts Telegraph / Ambrose Evans-Pritchard

New market highs, but no raging bulls Christian Science Monitor / Ron Scherer

Hard bargaining ahead in Detroit Christian Science Monitor / Mark Trumbull

More ETFs aim to please the socially minded Christian Science Monitor / G. Jeffrey MacDonald

$100 Oil May Be Months Away, Not Years, Say CIBC, Goldman Bloomberg / Mark Shenk

New Zealand Dollar May Drop on Housing, Standard Chartered Says Bloomberg / Tracy Withers and Emma O'Brien

Yuan Rises on Speculation Currency Policy to Help Cool Growth Bloomberg / Christina Soon

China's Exported Inflation May Signal Interest-Rate Pressures Bloomberg / Simon Kennedy and John Fraher


The Slip Between the Cup and the Lip Pimco / Paul McCulley

Have the Junk Bond Buyers and Leveraged Loan Lenders Had Enough? Fiend’s SuperBear Page / The Curmedgeon

Wall Street retreat hits Asia stocks Marketwatch / V. Phani Kumar

Bond guru sees possible 5%-10% drop in stocks Marketwatch / Murray Coleman

Wall Street's Woes Hit Home Forbes / Liz Moyer

Wanna Raise Taxes on the Rich? National Review / John Tamny

NY: LI, Queens housing sales still cool Newsday / Ellen Yan

The private equity industry will soon find itself engaged in a two front war Daily Standard / Irwin M. Stelzer

Energy and the U.S. Macro Economy Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis / William Poole

Fed's Plosser sees no sign of credit crunch—WSJ Reuters

Fed's Poole-Inflation moderating but not decisive Reuters

ABC/WashPost Consumer Comfort Index rebounds to -5 Reuters

10Y Treasury note yield falls to 7-week low Reuters

Defaults on Some `Alt A' Loans Surpass Subprime Ones Bloomberg / Jody Shenn

Subprime woes hit junk bonds – Gross CNN

Tough day on Wall Street CNN / Rob Kelley and David Ellis

Stockowners, like bond-market peers, buy safety in investments AP via South Florida Sun Sentinel / Rachel Beck

Amazon sees profit treble to $78m BBC News

No housing recovery til 2009: Countrywide Reuters via CNN

NY: Advertising a house special NY Daily News / Lore Croghan

KKR, Blackstone Find `Tide Is Going Out,' Pimco's Gross Says Bloomberg /  Bryan Keogh

Slower productivity may be risk to growth Reuters / Tamawa Kadoya

Fed's Mishkin speaks at closed event in Frankfurt Reuters

California Home-Loan Defaults Rise to Decade High as Sales Dip Bloomberg / Daniel Taub

Countrywide quarterly profit tumbles; shares off 7% Marketwatch / Greg Mocroft

MA: 2-, 3-family home sales worst in 16 years Boston Herald / Jerry Kronenberg

MA: June’s a bust all over: Condo sales plunge, house prices drop Boston Herald / Jay Fitzgerald

Stocks Stabilize After Rocky Start Investors Business Daily / Donald H. Gold

Bears Roar at Earnings Misses / Mark Glassman

Boomers' Retirement Won't Sink Stock Market / Roger Lowenstein

CA: Big gains for state's pension funds San Francisco Chronicle / Kathleen Pender

Treasury prices rise after earnings AP via Houston Chronicle

Stocks Fall on Earnings, Dow Down 100 AP via Chicago Tribune / Lauren Villagran

Burned by weak earnings CNN / Rob Kelley

Tuesday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

United shows best earnings in 7 years Denver Post / Kelly Yamanouchi

JetBlue 2Q Profit Up 50 Percent AP via Newsday / John Wilen

McDonald's Posts Its 2nd-Ever Loss AP via LA Times

U.S. Steel 2Q profit drops 25 percent on financial costs AP via Pittsburgh Tribune Review

Paulson Targets Business-Tax Trauma / Roy Harris

Worst of '07 may be over at pump LA Times / Ronald D. White

Grain prices rise on CBOT AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer

Oil prices fall below $74 a barrel AP via Houston Chronicle

Commerce profit down 3% for quarter Philadelphia Inquirer / Harold Brubaker

Lender’s $990M Hit is on the Horizon NY Post / Roddy Boyd

Enough is Enough Pimco / Bill Gross

Wall St indexes drop on profit jitters Reuters / Ellis Mnyandu

Don't go gaga over Google Fortune via CNN / Geoff Colvin

AT&T posts higher profit Reuters via CNN

Oil tumbles nearly $2 on OPEC assurances Reuters via CNN

Countrywide's Net Declines 33 Percent on Home Equity Bloomberg / Will Edwards

GOP field appears to narrow Christian Science Monitor / Linda Feldmann

UK: Barclays' Far Eastern deal may give City a China crisis Telegraph / Damian Reece

Another Quarter of Strong Results by Merck NY Times / Alex Berenson

China strikes gold with huge discovery Telegraph / Mark Kleinman

South Korea's Economy Probably Expanded 1.3% on Export Growth Bloomberg / Seyoon Kim

Australian Dollar Trades Near 18-Year High on Rate Speculation Bloomberg / David McIntyre

India's Victory on Inflation May Be Short-Lived Bloomberg / Andy Mukherjee

Rising food prices curb aid to global poor Christian Science Monitor / Mark Trumbull



Fair Lending and the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Federal Reserve Board / Sandra F. Braunstein

TREASURIES-Edge lower in Asia on profit-taking Reuters

SIFMA Primary Dealers Survey Forecasts Treasury Net Total Issuance Lower than Last year SIFMA

Composition of the U.S. Money Supply Dollar Daze via Safehaven / Mike Hewitt

Soaring Prices for Salvaged Metals Spark a Wave of Property Crimes Washington Post / Candace Rondeaux and Dan Morse

Is $100 Oil Coming? $200 Anyone? Mish’s Global Economic Trend Analysis via Safehaven / Mike Shedlock

Understaffing Strains Social Security Washington Post / Stephen Barr

OH: More jobs, more jobless Akron Beacon Journal / Marilyn Miller

The Financial Apocalyptics Are Back Ludwig Von Mises Institute / Robert Blumen

Beige Book Federal Reserve Board

Fed survey: Economy logs decent growth AP via Dallas Morning News

Using HMDA as A Tool for Fair Lending Enforcement FDIC / Sandra L. Thompson

Analysts say mortgage woes may worsen AP via Houston chronicle / Alex Veiga

Prime borrowers catching subprime ills CNN / Les Christie

FL: Slump continues: PBC home prices fall; Broward flat South Florida Sun sentinel / Paul Owers

JPMorgan, Goldman Bond Risk Rises as Chrysler Loan Sale Fails Bloomberg / Shannon D. Harrington

E-Trade posts modest 2Q increase AP via Houston Chronicle / Tim Paradis

Buying Frenzy Of Amazonian Proportions Forbes / Andrew Farrell

Largest profit in 7 years for United Rocky Mountain News / Chris Walsh

Apple Profit Rises 73%; IPhone Meets Most Estimates Bloomberg / Connie Guglielmo

Qualcomm Third-Quarter Profit Rises on Chip Sales Bloomberg / Peter J. Brennan

Precious metals fall as dollar rises AP via Houston Chronicle / Lauren Villagran

Crude oil jumps more than $2 a barrel AP via Houston Chronicle

Falling home prices blamed for defaults Washington Times / Patrice Hill

CA: Mortgage defaults surge in Bay Area Contra Costa Times / Janis Mara

CA: Record home defaults Sacramento Bee / Jim Wasserman

US STOCKS-Indexes fall on deal financing worry Reuters

Wednesday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Moody's Says Subprime Rout Is a `Serious' Worry Bloomberg / John Glover

U.S. Treasuries Little Changed With Yields Near Two-Month Lows Bloomberg / Daniel Kruger

Behind Fed's perfect forecast Economic Times

Precipitative The Economist

SEC Chairman Makes Major Motion Picture Announcement Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

Stocks Rebound After Selloff AP via Forbes / Madlen Read

Boeing profit soars Reuters via CNN

Tribune 2Q earnings fall 59 percent AP via Houston Chronicle / Dave Carpenter surges on strong 2Q profit AP via Houston Chronicle / Jessica Mintz

Nintendo profit jumps fivefold AP via MSNBC

Imported' Inflation? Try `Made in the U.S.A.' Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

Mortgage apps hit 5-month low Reuters via CNN

Countrywide feels pain of ailing mortgage market LA Times / Annette Haddad

Existing home sales drop for 4th month AP via Houston Chronicle / Martin Crutsinger

Home Resales in U.S. Fall 3.8% to 5.75 Million Rate Bloomberg / Joe Richter

Subprime Mess Fueled by Crack Cocaine Accounting Bloomberg / Jonathan Weil

Amaranth Tried to Manipulate Gas Prices, CFTC Says Bloomberg / Tina Seeley

Dead Men Farming Forbes / Brian Wingfield

MSRB, SEC to Meet Bond Buyer / Andrew Ackerman

Still no exuberance Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

Wary diners ask: Is fish from China? Christian Science Monitor / Ron Scherer

Asian Stocks Fall From Record on U.S. Housing Concern, Metals Bloomberg / Chen Shiyin and Emma O'Brien

Yen Gains Beyond 120 to Dollar; Stock Drop Causes Risk Aversion Bloomberg / David McIntyre and Kosuke Goto

Japan's Trade Surplus Surges 53% on Export Demand Bloomberg / Lily Nonomiya

Australia's Consumer Prices Rise More Than Expected Bloomberg / Victoria Batchelor

South Korea's GDP Grows at Fastest Pace in 18 Months Bloomberg / Seyoon Kim


Inflation no longer Fed's only problem Marketwatch / Greg Robb

Foreclosure rates could soar CNN / Les Christie

Money funds rise in latest week AP via Houston Chronicle

Asia stocks may decline, pacing U.S. downturn Marketwatch / Moming Zhou

Dow suffers 2nd worst day of 2007 CNN / David Ellis

Traders Send The Dow Down On Credit Jitters Forbes / Joshua Lipton

Investors Flee Risk Here And Overseas, Posing Threat To Stock-Boosting Deals Investors Business Daily / Kirk Shinkle

Oil prices drop amid speculative selling AP via Houston Chronicle / Jackie Farwell

US Dollar Warning - This is going to dramatically affect you ... Money and Markets via Market Oracle / Larry Edelson

How to overcome the neighborhood eyesore when your house is for sale Marketwatch / Rachel Konig Beals

NC: Buyers want to sleep downstairs News and Observer / Dudley Price

Hedge Accounting: a Shortcut to a Shortcut? / David M. Katz

Is this CNBC's million-dollar winner? Business Week via MSNBC / Tim Catts

The credit market suffers from a spot of apprehension and indigestion The Economist

Dow tumbles 300 points CNN / David Ellis

Global Stocks Drop; Investors Shun Risk as Credit Woes Worsen Bloomberg / Eric Martin

Thursday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Five years under the thumb The Economist

3M posts 4% profit jump, raises full-year outlook Marketwatch / Christopher Hinton

Brunswick profits drop 28% in wake of weak boat market Chicago Tribune / James P. Miller

D.R. Horton hit by $823 million loss Reuters via CNN

S.C. wage growth lagged in ’06 The State / Jim DuPlessis

Gold declines, oil rises AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer / Madlen Read

Old assumptions are being challenged as the outsourcing industry matures The Economist

How to deal with a falling population The Economist

EU: Why the European Union is spending billions in rich countries The Economist

Treasurys sprint higher as other markets falter Marketwatch / Leslie Wines

Treasuries Rise, Pushing 10-Year Yields to Lowest Since May Bloomberg / Daniel Kruger and Deborah Finestone

Fund manager makes personal bet on risky debt LA Times / Tom Petruno

Goldman Sachs, Bear Stearns Bond Risk Surges, Credit Swaps Show Bloomberg / Shannon D. Harrington and Hamish Risk

Crunch Time Forbes / Liz Moyer

New home sales sink CNN

Greenspan says US business tax rates will be problem as cost of capital rises AFX via Forbes

Claims for Unemployment Insurance Fall AP via Newsday

U.S. Durable-Goods Orders Excluding Transport Decline Bloomberg / Courtney Schlisserman

Comcast 2Q Net Income Rises 28 Percent AP via Newsday / Deborah Yao

Office Depot 2Q earns dip 8 percent AP via Houston Chronicle / Brian Skoloff

Blockbuster posts loss in fierce battle with Netflix AP via Dallas Morning News

Ford Surprises Wall St. With 2Q Earnings AP via LA Times / Tom Krisher

Uncle Sam's hiring spree Fortune via CNN / Anne Fisher

Paulson Report Card: 'A' For Effort Forbes / Brian Wingfield

Crude reaches August 2006 high Reuters via CNN

Yen Advances After Equity Declines Prompt Carry Trade Unwinding Bloomberg / Bo Nielsen and Aaron Pan

South Korea's Economy Will Stay Hot Bloomberg / Andy Mukherjee

Easy Money, Lifeblood Of Economy, Is Drying Up Washington Post / Tomoeh Murakami Tse and Dina ElBoghdady

Treasuries Fall as Yields Near Eight-Week Lows Deter Investors Bloomberg / Kevin Lim and Wes Goodman

MBIA Satisfied as Consultant Wraps Up Review Bond Buyer

China's Debt Rating Upgraded by Moody's to A1 Bloomberg / Zhang Dingmin

Japan's Bonds Decline as Yields Near 7-Week Low Deter Buyers Bloomberg / Keiko Ujikane

Home Sales on a 'Staircase to the Basement' Washington Post / Nancy Trejos

Tribune, Times Co. Profits Keep Falling Washington Post / Frank Ahrens

UK: Banks face upheaval after first half results Telegraph / Philip Aldrick

Dollar May Extend Rebound From Record Low Versus Euro on Growth Bloomberg / Bo Nielsen

New Zealand Raises Key Interest Rate to Record 8.25% Bloomberg / Tracy Withers


Minimum wage $9.50? Democrats say maybe CNN / Chris Zappone

Nacchio to prison for six years Denver Post / Tom McGhee and Andy Vuong

New York Boosts Bond Sale Amid Demand, Leading Muni Borrowings Bloomberg / Jeremy R. Cooke

Firstbank profits slide in second Lansing State Journal / Jeremy W. Steele

Dow tumbles 200, ending tough week CNN / David Ellis

Stocks Drop Revealed Peak of `LBO Boom,' Faber Says Bloomberg / Eric Martin and Pimm Fox

What a Difference a Week Makes! Euro Pacific via Safehaven / Peter Schiff

The Smirk is Wiped off Wall Street’s Face NY Post / John Crudele

Oil Surges to $77.02, 1 Cent Short of Record, on U.S. Economy Bloomberg / Mark Shenk

Fannie, Freddie seen facing subprime losses Marketwatch / Alistair Barr

Treasurys turn higher as fund rumors resurface Marketwatch / Leslie Wines

Bond Risk Soars to Record as Investors Flee Corporate Debt Bloomberg / Hamish Risk and Shannon D. Harrington

SEC’s Approval of NASD-NYSE Regulation Merger Is Good for Investors, Markets SIFMA

Regional Economic Conditions and Community Bank Performance Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Early Childhood Development and Economic Growth Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond / Jeffrey M. Lacker

Fed's Lacker-early education key for econ growth Reuters

Friday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Jitters back - Dow sinks 150 CNN / David Ellis

Goodyear stock falls 9 percent Akron Beacon Journal / Jim Mackinnon

Turmoil in the markets The Economist

Bear-Gram for Henry Paulson / Igor Greenwald

Subprime Surprise Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

Gold futures drop to a three-week low Marketwatch / Myra P. Saefong and Polya Lesova

Assessing the Dollar Undershoot Morgan Stanley / Stephen Jen

Expensive, but Will Likely Overshoot Further Morgan Stanley / Stephen Jen

Market May Force Fed to Shift From Prices to Growth Bloomberg / Rich Miller

Bubble Leaking NY Post / Roddy Boyd

MBIA earnings fall 4.3 percent Journal News / Jay Loomis

Treasuries Little Changed as Investors Seek Haven From Risk Bloomberg / Deborah Finestone and Elizabeth Stanton

New York Steam Pipe Explosion Summons Harry Potter Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

Mortgage rates dip as housing troubles grow Chicago Sun Times

U.S. Michigan Confidence Index Rose to 90.4 in July Bloomberg / Courtney Schlisserman

U.S. Stocks Rebound After Economy Grows More Than Forecast Bloomberg / Lynn Thomasson

Credit Check Forbes / Liz Moyer

Wall St falls as credit worries persist Reuters / Ellis Mnyandu

Economy's 3.4% growth is best showing in year AP via Chicago Tribune

Franco Is Still Dead, and Housing Is Still Bust Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

Dollar rebounds across-the-board Marketwatch / Wanfeng Zhou

Oil rises back above $75 a barrel AP via Houston Chronicle / Pablo Gorondi

Midwest wheat crop better than expected AP via Houston Chronicle / David Mercer

Global Bond Risk Premiums Soar as Investors Seek Safest Assets Bloomberg / Oliver Biggadike and Shannon D. Harrington

Sony Quarterly Profit Doubles NY Times / Martin Fackler

Japan's Consumer Prices Fall 0.1%; Fifth Monthly Drop Bloomberg / Mayumi Otsuma



Data, earnings loom after painful week Reuters via CNN

IMF chief says Asia safe from crisis Reuters via CNN

Text of President Bush's weekly radio address Marketwatch

Crisis of confidence: Consumers lose faith Boston Herald / Jay Fitzgerald

Investors pick up the tab for US recovery Telegraph / David Litterick

The Subprime Virus Thoughts From The Frontline via Safehaven / John Mauldin

Modern Bank Robbers Are Low-Key AP via Washington Post / Geoff Mulvihill

Treasuries Rise Most Since September Amid Credit Market Rout Bloomberg / Deborah Finestone and Elizabeth Stanton

European Government Bonds Gain for Third Week on Risk Bloomberg / Anchalee Worrachate

Wealthy spend more as middle class cuts back Chicago Tribune / Sandra M. Jones

Economy springs out of slump AP via South Florida Sun Sentinel / Jeannine Aversa

Dow Keeps Tumbling Despite Good News Washington Post / Frank Ahrens and Tomoeh Murakami Tse

Markets Around the World Are Marching in Lock Step NY Times / Floyd Norris

Experts: Don't panic LA Times via Allentown Morning Call / Kathy Kristof

Wall Street Has Worst Week in Nearly 5 Years NY Times / Vikas Bajaj

U.S. Stocks Drop, Giving S&P 500 Biggest Weekly Loss Since 2002 Bloomberg / Eric Martin

Democrats Tops in Health Care Money Washington Post / Jim Kuhnenn

House Passes Massive Farm Bill Washington Post / Dan Morgan

FL: Bank of Florida up 43 percent Miami Herald

RBS and Barclays should both be getting the jitters Telegraph / Damian Reece

IL: Subprime pain spreads into office market Chicago Tribune / Susan Diesenhouse

CA: Fewer permits to build homes Sacramento Bee

Dollar Rebounds From Record Low Versus Euro on Risk Aversion Bloomberg / Min Zeng

Stocks to fall further as credit woes persist Marketwatch / Nick Godt

Cheese costs slice profits for pizzerias Boston Herald / Donna Goodison

On Paying for Cars With Cash NY Times / Micheline Maynard

MA: Crisis of confidence: Consumers lose faith Boston Herald / Jay Fitzgerald

Japanese 10-Year Bonds Have Biggest Weekly Gain Since August Bloomberg / Keiko Ujikane and Oliver Biggadike

$3 Billion Hedge Fund Is Down 10% for Year NY Times / Jenny Anderson


Market's woes called 'repricing risk' as fears continue over mortgage defaults San Francisco Chronicle / Kathleen Pender

UK: Bank expected to peg rates as CBI boss issues alert Scotsman / Terry Murden

ABN Amro Reportedly Unable To Decide Between Rival Bids Dow Jones via CNN

U.S. gasoline prices fall to $2.88 Reuters via CNN

OH: It’s Still A Buyer’s Market Akron Beacon Journal / Marilyn Miller

Don't be surprised by housing collapse AP via Clarion Ledger

TIPS Prove Poor Tip for Traders Anticipating Inflation Scourge Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton

Employment, Wages, Manufacturing Grow; U.S. Economy Preview Bloomberg / Bob Willis

It's about time Wall Street recognizes some of its own risks Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Gregory M. Drahuschak

MD: Tougher times for housing investors Baltimore Sun / Jamie Smith Hopkins

Copper boom causes housing shortage in Arizona Arizona Republic via Cincinnati enquirer / Dennis Wagner

Hot Sectors Have Lagging Funds NY Post / Gregory Bresiger

Md. bubble economy feels chill wind from nation's credit crisis Baltimore Sun / Jay Hancock

Judge slams door on a dazed, shaken Nacchio Denver Post / Al Lewis

Healthy jobs data may soothe the savage market Marketwatch / Greg Robb

Surging oil prices darken inflation outlook Independent

No apocalypse now, but the party's over Guardian – Observer / Ruth Sunderland

As Wall Street swoons, investors develop new appreciation of 'risk' Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Len Boselovic

Paperless newspapers are virtually a reality Guardian – Observer / Peter Preston

'Murdoch bid for Dow is no brainer' Telegraph / James Hall

Canada: Currency's surge pushes a wave of tourists toward U.S. Palm Beach Post / David Ho

HSBC to admit bad debt crisis is getting worse Guardian – Observer / Heather Connon

ABN board to retract support for Barclays Telegraph / Ian Dey

UK: There's a hidden million more jobless, Mr Brown Guardian – Observer / John Grieve Smith

UK: Bank will hold rates at 5.75pc Guardian – Observer / Ruth Sunderland

Putting Off Plans for Vacation NY Times / Conrad De Aenlle

The Hedge Fund Class and the French Revolution NY Times / Ben Stein

On the Lookout for a Bear Market NY Times / Jeremy W. Peters

In All Things Moderation, Including Market Timing Marketwatch via NY Times / Mark Hulbert

Watch Out for the Skull and Crossbones Washington Post / Nell Henderson


Junk bonds remain out of favor on Monday Marketwatch / Leslie Wines

The bleeding stops on Wall Street CNN / David Ellis

Afternoon Rally Lifts Stocks / Mark Glassman

Buyouts in a bind CNN / Grace Wong

Sun Microsystems turns a profit Reuters via CNN

Stocks rise modestly as nervousness continues after last week's plunge AP via Salt Lake Tribune

Crude retreats; natural gas closes almost 5% higher Marketwatch / Myra P. Saefong & Polya Lesova

Foreclosures rise 58 percent in first half of ’07 AP via MSNBC

ABN Amro drops support for Barclays bid AP via Charlotte Observer / Toby Sterling

US Economy and the Lessons of History Brookes News via Safehaven / Gerard Jackson

Chicago Fed taps new president AP via Beaufort Gazette

Evans tapped to head Chicago Fed Chicago Tribune / James P. Miller

Charles L. Evans Named President of Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Evaluating the Relative Strength of the U.S. Capital Markets Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Gold prices recover, other markets mixed AP via Houston Chronicle / Lauren Villagran

Goodbye Gold Bears! Gold Letter, Inc. via Market Oracle / David Vaughn

Treasuries Fall as Yields Near Lowest in 2 Months Repel Buyers Bloomberg / Kim-Mai Cutler and Daniel Kruger

When the Levee of Liquidity and Leverage Breaks Minyanville / Jeffrey Cooper

Monday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

U.S. Stocks Fluctuate as Industrials Gain, Energy Stocks Fall Bloomberg / Eric Martin

Stocks dip as credit worries persist AP via Beaufort Gazette / Madlen Read

RadioShack revenue tumbles 15 pct, shares skid lower AP via Houston Chronicle

Congress eyes pay raise for itself McClatchy / Rob Hotakainen

It's the 1930s All Over Again Ludwig Von Mises Institute / Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr.

Market Volatility Won't Affect Fed's Decision Bloomberg / John M. Berry

Investors Page Greenspan; Doctor Isn't on Call Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

Review and Preview Morgan Stanley / Ted Wieseman

Repricing Risk: Phase II Morgan Stanley / Richard Berner

Corporate Bond Risk Soars as Subprime Mortgage Losses Spread Bloomberg / Shannon D. Harrington and Hamish Risk

Five Signs That Subprime Infection Is Worsening Bloomberg / Mark Gilbert

No direction for Wall Street CNN

Dow freakout Fortune via CNN

Wall Street sell-off $ FT / Lex

Father-daughter bond shattered LA Times / Claudia Eller

Verizon earnings up 4.5 percent AP via Houston Chronicle / Peter Svensson

Telecoms: It's the network, stupid Fortune via CNN / Stephanie N. Mehta

American Home stock down on news of cancelled dividend Newsday / Daniel Wagner

Carried Away Forbes / Liz Moyer

Money markets doing just swell Chicago Sun Times / Terry Savage

Marching to Different Drummers / Joseph McCafferty

Soft-Dollar, Trading Costs Devour Fund Returns Bloomberg / John F. Wasik

HSBC First-Half Net Rises 25%; Loan Provisions Jump Bloomberg / Ben Livesey and Jon Menon

HSBC hurt by exposure to US subprime market FT / Maggie Urry

ABN ends backing for Barclays bid BBC News

Deutsche Bank Payday Burgeons on Subprime Trading Bet Bloomberg / Jacqueline Simmons and Elena Logutenkova

NY: Foreclosure filings in New York on the incline Newsday / Tami Luhby

Oil Prices Fall Below $77 a Barrel AP via Orlando Sentinel / Gillian Wong

EU: Towards an Orderly Slowdown Morgan Stanley / Eric Chaney

ECB on the Beach Morgan Stanley / Elga Bartsch

China tightens credit to cool economy AP via Houston Chronicle / Joe McDonald

Where bond investors find a haven from rising rates Christian Science Monitor / Martin Skala

Most U.S. mid-sized companies not hiring: survey Reuters via Washington Post / Dan Wilchins

How hard will tight credit hit? Christian Science Monitor / Ron Scherer

Hard times for first-time homebuyers Newsday / Tami Luhby

MA: At home with foreclosures Boston Herald / Jerry Kronenberg

NY: Cyclone, Hot Dogs, Condos: Pondering Future of Coney Island Bloomberg / Mike Di Paola

UK: Food prices threat to inflation ceiling Scotsman / Bill Jamieson

Taiwan: Central bank likely to raise interest rates Taipei Times / Amber Chung

Global Warming Causing More Atlantic Hurricanes, Study Finds Bloomberg / Jim Efstathiou Jr.

Monday on Wall St.: A Day Filled With Jitters NY Times / Vikas Bajaj and Eric Dash

How Much Liquidity is Enough? Resource Stock Guide via Safehaven / Boris Sobolev

Asian Stocks Decline to One-Month Low on U.S. Housing Concerns Bloomberg / Chen Shiyin and Patrick Rial

Paulson Rejects Criticism, Says China Talks Yielding Results Bloomberg / Kevin Carmichael

Schumer Shows Support for Wall Street NY Times / Raymond Hernandez and Stephen Labaton

UK: The threat to the economy is thoroughly man-made Telegraph / Roger Bootle

UK: 'Debt threat to economy' warning Telegraph / Edmund Conway

Japan's Output Rebounds From 3-Month Slump on Exports Bloomberg / Lily Nonomiya

India's Central Bank May Keep Rate Unchanged as Inflation Slows Bloomberg / Cherian Thomas



Voracious predator swimming in Street's waters Marketwatch / Todd Harrison

TREASURIES-Higher in Asia as credit concerns support Reuters

Phillips Curve Instability and Optimal Monetary Policy Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City / Troy Davig

Expect more woes with prime home-equity loans San Francisco Chronicle / Kathleen Pender

Oil prices close to record high BBC News

States Export Their Inmates as Prisons Fill NY Times via / Solomon Moore

CA: S.D. to L.A. by bus - for $1? San Diego Union Tribune / Penni Crabtree

Dow Jones Industrials Skating on Thin Ice SirChartsAlot via Safehaven / Gary Dorsch

Murdoch to take over Dow Jones Reuters via Globe and Mail / Robert Macmillan and Kenneth Li

Junk Bonds Have Worst Month in Five Years on LBOs Bloomberg / Caroline Salas

Milton and Money Stock Control Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis / William Poole

Fed won't ride to rescue of markets: Poole Marketwatch / Greg Robb

Why oil is rising but gas gets cheaper CNN / Steve Hargreaves

Opec steps up oil and gas search FT / Javier Blas

Junking The Bond Market Forbes / Liz Moyer

Credit swaps $ FT / John Authers

American Home Mortgage's survival in doubt Reuters via CNN

CO: Metro home prices down 1.4 percent in May index Denver Post / Aldo Svaldi

ITunes Surpasses 3 Billion Songs Sold AP via Newsday

U.S. Stocks Retreat on Subprime Concern; Bank, Tech Shares Fall Bloomberg / Eric Martin

Market fizzles on subprime worries Chicago Tribune / Bill Barnhart

Holiday money The Economist

U.K. Consumers Cut Back on Beer, Shoes as Mortgage Crunch Looms Bloomberg / Brian Swint and Sarah Jones

Senate taxwriters take on fund manager pay CNN / Jeanne Sahadi

Special friends The Economist

No Worry about Consumer Spending So Long As Jobs/Income Are Growing? Northern Trust via Safehaven / Paul Kasriel

The U.S. economy is full of contradictions Irwin M. Stelzer via Daily Standard

Investors Deserve Clear, Personal Investment Advice SIFMA

US Midwest business grows more slowly in July Reuters

Worried? Friday’s Employment Numbers Are Key NY Post / John Crudele

Tuesday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

These Days, the Dow's Big Swing Don't Mean a Thing Washington Post / Allan Sloan

Oil rises above $78 to new one-year high AP via Dallas Fort Worth Star Telegram / John Wilen

Gentle Ben faces first crisis as Fed chief Marketwatch / Dr. Irwin Kellner

Federal Reserve Events Reuters

Bernanke's finances reveal no-frills AP via Dallas Fort Worth Star Telegram / Jeannine Aversa

Being Fed Bigger Bread Prices Daily Reckoning via Safehaven / The Mogambo Guru

Dollar edges higher, taking cue from U.S. equities Marketwatch / Wanfeng Zhou

Rubin Should Teach Paulson Secret PPT Handshake Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

Crank Up The Volume Forbes / Liz Moyer

Stocks Surge After GM Earnings AP via LA Times / Madlen Read

Stock bulls betting on foreign lift LA Times / Tom Petruno

GM Reports 2Q Profit of $891 Million AP via Forbes / Tom Krisher

Is this week's rally a dead cat bounce? Marketwatch / Michael Ashbaugh

Credit Markets Rebound as Confidence Surges on GMAC, Citadel Bloomberg / Hamish Risk and Kabir Chibber

Treasury bonds trim losses slightly AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer

Small Sector, Big Impact Forbes / Martin Fridson

U.S. S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index Declines 2.8% Bloomberg / Bob Willis

More Lenders Feeling Pain From Defaults NY Times / Vikas Bajaj

Consumers give spending a rest in June AP via Chicago Tribune

High gasoline prices put damper on consumer spending AP via Houston Chronicle / Jeannine Aversa

U.S. Economy: Consumer Confidence Jumps More Than Anticipated Bloomberg / Bob Willis and hobhana Chandra

What's up with gold? Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

Michigan economy gets a little better Detroit Free Press / Alejandro Bodipo-Memba

US credit woes ripple across globe Christian Science Monitor / Mark Trumbull

As icecaps melt, Russia races for Arctic's resources Christian Science Monitor / Fred Weir

Yen Falls Against Euro as Stock Rally Spurs Carry Trade Demand Bloomberg / Min Zeng and David McIntyre

New Zealand Dollar Snaps Four-Day Slide as Stocks Rebound Bloomberg / Emma O'Brien

Japan Household Spending Rises; Unemployment Declines Bloomberg / Toru Fujioka

Mexico's other migrant problem Christian Science Monitor / Sara Miller Llana