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America at Ease Daily Standard / Irwin M. Stelzer

Bush Says He Wants to Help Homeowners, Not Mortgage Lenders Bloomberg / Holly Rosenkrantz

View from Jackson Hole is hazy and gloomy Marketwatch / Greg Robb

U.S. Stocks Little Changed in Week After Bush Pledge Bloomberg / Eric Martin

Economists Abuzz on Interest Rates AP via Philadelphia Inquirer / Jeannine Aversa

Chief Says Fed Is Ready to Act on Credit Pinch NY Times / Edmund L. Andrews and Jeremy W. Peters

Mishkin Says Banking System Can Cope With `Stressful' Markets Bloomberg / Scott Lanman

Bernanke Says Fed Prepared to `Act' to Stem Credit-Rout Impact Bloomberg / Craig Torres and Scott Lanman

Treasury Three-Month Bill Yields Fall Most Since 2001 on Credit Bloomberg / Min Zeng

Save, Save. Don’t Splurge on a Piggy Bank, a Tin Can Will Do. NY Times / Shira Boss

When Bulls and Bears Act Unruly on a Seesaw NY Times / Floyd Norris

Economist eyes home value dive: Others skeptical of 50 percent decline Boston Herald / Edward B. Colby

Home loan help gets 'hooray' Chicago Tribune / Mary Umberger

Pay at Investment Banks Eclipses All Private Jobs NY Times / David Cay Johnston


Big Ben Descends The Mountain With New Gospel NY Post / Terry Kennan

Ex-Brokers’s Bill ComesDue NY Post / Zachery Kouwe

Rate cuts threaten to reward bitter lemons Scotsman / Bill Jamieson

Credit turmoil ‘has hallmarks of bank run’ FT / Krishna Guha

Is Bernanke's center-stage approach the right one? Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Gregory M. Drahuschak

With Bond ETFs, Basic Can Be Best Wall Street Journal / Eleanor Laise

Just how big is Barclays' overdraft? Guardian – Observer / Heather Connon

Even low-risk borrower suffering Baltimore Sun / Eileen Ambrose

Report: U.S. workers are most productive AP via Contra Costa Times / Bradley S. Klapper

Rate-Cut Speculation Dominates Market Wall Street Journal / Scott Patterson and Jaclyne Badal

Wall Street watches for more Fed clues AP via Houston Chronicle / Madlen Read

FL: Instead of insurance rate cuts, homeowners face dropped policies Palm Beach Post / Randy Diamond

Second-home buyers on a perpetual vacation Houston Chronicle / Maggie Galehouse

Changing Exemption Levels For Alternative Minimum Tax Wall Street Journal / Tom Herman

Feldstein Warns of U.S. Recession, Urges Fed Rate Cut Bloomberg / Scott Lanman

Ben must put his foot down to get us out of this hole Telegraph / Liam Halligan

Can the Mortgage Crisis Swallow a Town? NY Times / Nelson D. Schwartz

Foreclosures stack up Sacramento Bee / Jim Wasserman

Subprime Time NY Times / Roger Lowenstein

Paychecks falling prey to inflation, health care Dallas Morning News / Scott Burns

TX: Homeowners try to ride wave of foreclosures Dallas Fort Worth Star Telegram / Barry Shlachter

MI: Low-wage jobs in state make it tough to support families Detroit Free Press / Katherine Yung

When Risk Is Home-Grown, Is It Time to Look Abroad? NY Times / William J. Holstein

Leave money markets alone Marketwatch via Dallas Fort Worth Star Telegram / Charles Jaffe

The bonus culture that led banking astray Telegraph / Dan Roberts

Old-style banking finding itself back in favor Washington Post via Seattle Times / Steven Pearlstein

Awaiting Subprime’s Fallout NY Times / Conrad De Aenlle

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

Dangers of a Turbocharged Economy NY Times / Stephen Kotkin

Count the Days, Not the Years, of Market Pullbacks US News and World Report via NY Times / Paul J. Lim

UK: Barclays urges BoE to bail out money markets Telegraph / Iain Dey

Stalled world trade talks to resume Monday NY Times via Chicago Tribune


Computer virus evolves AP via Long Beach Press Telegram / Anick Jesdanun

Labor Day Was No Holiday for Candidates Washington Post / Dan Balz

Congress Looks Ready To Approve 3.5% Raise Washington Post / Stephen Barr

Why California housing matters Marketwatch / Herb Greenberg

Fed urged to cut rates or face recession Independent / Stephen Foley

Retail sales expected to be lower Marketwatch / Jennifer Waters

Barclays chief urges intervention over turmoil Guardian / Nils Pratley and Julia Kollewe

UK: Interest rates 'to stay at 5.75%' Scotsman / Alistair McArthur

'Lost war' sabotaging American economy Marketwatch / Paul B. Farrell

Subprime bond investors blase on Bush mortgage plan Reuters / Al Yoon

GDP growth not reaching paychecks CNN

The US Economy: Manufacturing is the Key Factor, not the Sub-prime Market Brookes News via Safehaven / Gerard Jackson

Rescuing Mortgage Holders Washington Post

When will housing prices stop falling? MSNBC / John W. Schoen

WTO Global Trade Talks Resume as Regional Deals Loom Bloomberg / Jennifer M. Freedman

States apart The Economist

Few Expect a Panacea in a Rate Cut by the Fed NY Times / Edmund L. Andrews

Data look fine, but Fed will probably cut anyway Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

Waiting for signs of a Fed rate cut AP via LA Times

Savers bound to feel fallout from a Fed rate cut LA Times / Tom Petruno

Derivative Trading Little Changed in Second Quarter, BIS Says Bloomberg / Hamish Risk

BIS, S&P Disagree Over Severity of Credit Market Rout Bloomberg / Steve Rothwell

Countrywide's message of confidence turned to crisis LA Times / Michael A. Hiltzik

Wall Street hiring machine goes idle Marketwatch / David Weidner & Alistair Barr

IKB to Post Full-Year Loss of as Much as $954 Million Bloomberg / Elena Logutenkova and Chia-Peck Wong

Barclays Takes a Money-Market Beating: Mark Gilbert Bloomberg / Mark Gilbert

HSBC to buy 51% of Korean bank for $6.3 bln Marketwatch / V. Phani Kumar

Trichet May Postpone Rate Increase to Assess Impact of Markets Bloomberg / Matthew Brockett

Dollar falls against euro on credit fears AP via CNN

Oil Near Four-Week High on Storm, Signs OPEC Will Freeze Supply Bloomberg / Grant Smith

Oil continues higher on worries over hurricane Felix, OPEC output AFX via Forbes

Wheat Rises to Record in Paris; Russia May Curb Grain Exports Bloomberg / Marianne Stigset and Maria Kolesnikova

Tightened credit market forcing borrowers to turn to SBA loans LA Times via Chicago Tribune / Cyndia Zwahlen

LA: Insurers Bear Brunt of Anger in New Orleans NY Times / Leslie Eaton and Joseph B. Treaster

South Korean Economy Grows 1.8%, Revised Figures Show Bloomberg / Seyoon Kim

Australia's Second-Quarter Economic Growth Seen Slowing to 0.6% Bloomberg / Victoria Batchelor



Index-fund alternatives for active ETF investors Marketwatch / Bill Donoghue

Savers and borrowers may need to act before Fed does Marketwatch / Chuck Jaffe

Exports seen as key driver for economy AP via Houston Chronicle / Christopher S. Rugaber

Auto sales slump continues in U.S. Globe and Mail / Greg Keenan

Stock Investors Have It Backwards / James B. Stewart

Federal Reserve, banking agencies, urge prevention of mortgage defaults AP via  Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Martin Crutsinger

The Fed’s in the same boat as the bankers London Times / Gerard Baker

Home Depot to repurchase 290M shares AP via Houston Chronicle / Daniel Yee

What's Wrong with the GAO Report Daily Standard / Fredrick G. Kagan

Congressional aid for foreclosures months away AP via Lansing State Journal / Jesse J. Holland

WA: Foreclosures high in county Tacoma News Tribune / Devona Wells

Fed Gazette – September Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

Hedge Fund Investors More Rational Than Rash Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas / Jeffery W. Gunther and Anna Zhang

The Demand for Local Services and Infrastructure Created by an Aging Population Federal Reserve Bank of New York

FDIC, CSBS and AARMR Suggest Servicers Avoid Debt-to-Income (DTI) Ratios Above 50 Percent for Modified Obligations FDIC

Fed rate cut not automatic -Fed's Lacker Reuters

TREASURIES-Prices fall as manufacturing data, stability weigh Reuters / Ellen Freilich

Stocks surge into September CNN / Jessica Dickler

Stock Traders Return Distracted by Brokerage Outlook Bloomberg / Eric Martin and Jeff Kearns

Gold futures climb past $690 to a six-week high Marketwatch / Myra P. Saefong

If Recession Comes, You Can Still Build Wealth Bloomberg / John F. Wasik

Home insurance woes mount in coastal states / John Gramlich

Construction Spending Plunged in July AP via Houston Chronicle / Martin Crutsinger

Economic data reflect slower growth AP via Beaufort Gazette / Christopher S. Rugaber

The Message from Jackson Hole Morgan Stanley / Richard Berner

Getting out won't be a question of just cutting rates Marketwatch / Dr. Irwin Kellner

Fed, Blamed for Asset-Price Inaction, Is Told `Tide Is Turning' Bloomberg / Scott Lanman and John Fraher

Bernanke Blinks - But Will It Matter? via Safehaven / Captain Hook

Believe in the Market Not the Fed Wall Street Window via Safehaven / Michael Swanson

Stocks rise following economic reports AP via Beaufort Gazette / Madlen Read

Tuesday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

U.S. Stocks Gain, Led by Computer Shares; Yahoo, Apple Advance Bloomberg / Lynn Thomasson

Volkswagen steers rebound in U.S. sales Detroit Free Press via Indianapolis Star / Joe Guy Geller

Hedge funds outflows hit 7-year high in July CNN

Thornburg Completes $1.4 Billion Financing of Loans Bloomberg / Bradley Keoun

Tattoo boom followed by removal boom Bloomberg via Allentown Morning Call / Kate Shellnutt

Recession Risk Rises as Consumers Feel Pain of Tighter Credit Bloomberg / Joe Richter and Rich Miller

It's crunch time for the economy Chicago Sun Times / Ted Pincus

Fuzzy Bush math Fortune via CNN / Allan Sloan

Home To The Hill Forbes / Brian Wingfield

Mortgage mess echoes in Congress LA Times / Jonathan Peterson

Gold futures trade flat, as dollar rises vs. rivals Marketwatch / Polya Lesova

U.S. Stocks Fall on Economic Concern; Bear Stearns Declines Bloomberg / Lynn Thomasson

Cheapest Stocks in 12 Years Greet Investors After Summer Swoon Bloomberg / Eric Martin and Daniel Hauck

Markets Brace For Seismic September NY Post / Suzanne McGee

Homeownership Reached Apotheosis in 21st Century Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

Arizona foreclosures up 189%; state ranks No. 8 Tucson Business

No Fed Bailout, Please -- Wall Street Will Survive Bloomberg / David Pauly

Greenwich Banker Wages Set Pace for Early Retirement Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

Gold inches up on oil, but muted ahead of data Reuters / Chikafumi Hodo

Could there be a 'big one' coming? Marketwatch / Michael Kahn

September might, just might, buck its historical legacy Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

Market-timing editors more bearish, which is a bullish sign Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

Defending short sellers, at least in the short term USA Today / Matt Krantz

Senators Cautious On Plan for Equity Tax Washington Post / Jeffrey H. Birnbaum

Yen Gains as European Bank Losses Cause Paring of ECB Rate Bets Bloomberg / Ron Harui and David McIntyre

The Default Rate Debate Bond Buyer / Andrew Ackerman

Sleight-of-Hand Math for the Budget Deficit Washington Post / Allan Sloan

Bush mortgage plan ‘inadequate’ FT / Eoin Callan

Australia's Economy Grows More-Than-Expected 0.9% Bloomberg / Victoria Batchelor and Gemma Daley

Treasury Market Volatility Increases to Highest in Three Years Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton and Daniel Kruger

Fed Rate Cut Won't Make Asian Equities a `Buy' Bloomberg / Andy Mukherjee

Australia Probably Will Keep Interest Rate Unchanged at 6.5% Bloomberg / Victoria Batchelor


Gentle Ben Vs. The Bear Forbes / Jim Stack

Investors flee money markets in August Globe and Mail / Shirley Won

Republican Thompson Says `I'm Running' for President Bloomberg / Kim Chipman

Home-equity loans dry up USA Today / Christine Dugas

Commercial paper investors circle the wagons Globe and Mail / Boyd Erman

Countrywide to cut 900 jobs in mortgage divisions Reuters

Rate-Cut Odds Lengthen The Street / Liz Rappaport

Fed says tight credit hurts housing, little else Reuters / David Lawler

Can the "Bernanke Put" Lift Gold Sharply Higher? SirChartsAlot via Safehaven / Gary Dorsch

Banker Sentenced for Three Decades of Tax Evasion NY Times / David Cay Johnston

OECD warns of 'ominous' risks to world economy Guardian / Larry Elliott

Moody's Lowers Outlook on Commercial Paper Funds Bloomberg / Neil Unmack

Treasurys rally on economic fears AP via CNN

Treasuries Rise on Higher Company Borrowing Costs, Housing Data Bloomberg / Daniel Kruger and Sandra Hernandez

The Beige Book Federal Reserve Board

Statement on the death of Edward M. Gramlich Federal Reserve Board / Ben S. Bernanke

Rate Cuts Won't Fix Fed's Dilemma / Igor Greenwald

Fed Report Says Economic Effect of Turmoil `Limited' Bloomberg / Scott Lanman

Fed: credit crunch effects limited AP via CNN

Market turmoil has small impact outside housing: Fed report Marketwatch / Greg Robb

Stocks give back recent gains Chicago Tribune / Bill Barnhart

Wall Street's tough day CNN / Alexandra Twin

Stocks Drop After Beige Book Reading AP via San Francisco Chronicle / Tim Paradis

Surprise! Markets Are Volatile Forbes / Carl Gutierrez

Foreign direct investment The Economist

Recent Events in the Credit and Mortgage Markets FDIC / Sheila C. Blair

Wachovia trying to retain brokers Charlotte Observer / Rick Rothacker

N.C. economy vulnerable if recession hits Raleigh News and Observer via Charlotte Observer / Jonathan B. Cox

Copper nears two-week low; gold holds ground Marketwatch / Myra P. Saefong and Polya Lesova

July pending home sales index falls 12.2% Marketwatch / Ruth Mantell

Libor Rises to a Seven-Year High on Subprime Concern Bloomberg / Anchalee Worrachate

Money Market Squeeze Is Getting Worse, Barclays's Bond Says Bloomberg / Patricia Kuo

Citigroup's 'conduit' exposure questioned Marketwatch / John Spence

Treasurys up as stocks slump on jobs, homes data Marketwatch / Lisa Twaronite

The Bond Matrix Safehaven / Chuck DiFalco

Bank of Canada keeps target for the overnight rate at 4 1/2 per cent Bank of Canada

Edward Gramlich, Fed Governor Who Urged Lending Oversight, Dies Bloomberg / Craig Torres

Tuesday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

ABN Amro's Moute Cuts Stock Holdings on `Tip of Iceberg' Fears Bloomberg / Alexis Xydias

U.S. Stocks Fall on Concern Over Housing Slump, Interest Rates Bloomberg / Lynn Thomasson

Stocks Tumble On Data, Fed Beige Book Release Pending Investors Business Daily / Alan R. Elliott

Treasury's Steel Says Market Turmoil `Far From Over' Bloomberg / John Brinsley

Wall Street Trader Draws Some Subprime Lessons Bloomberg / Michael Lewis

U.S. hiring slowest in four years, ADP says Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

US economy 'heading for slowdown' BBC News

Danger: Steep drop ahead Fortune via CNN / Jeremy Grantham

Treasury Two-Year Notes Rise as Money Market Rates Increase Bloomberg / Aaron Pan and Sandra Hernandez

Who's To Blame For Housing Bubble? Forbes / Oxford Analytica

Bernanke and Bush on Subprime Credit Crunch Market Oracle / David Urban

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

Commercial Real Estate in U.S. Poised for Price Drop Bloomberg / Hui-yong Yu and David M. Levitt

MA: Brokers go bust Boston Herald / Jerry Kronenberg

Slowest job growth since '03 CNN

Walgreen sales up 10.3% in August Chicago Tribune / James P. Miller

No Deal Forbes / Liz Moyer

Congress Poised to Grill Regulators AP via Batlimore Examiner / Marcy Gordon

BOE to Lower Overnight Rate, Won't Cut 3-Month Costs Bloomberg / Brian Swint

ECB Says May Act Tomorrow If Money-Market Volatility Persists Bloomberg / Simone Meier

Liquidity crisis grows as Libor rates gap hits 20-year high Telegraph / Philip Aldrick

Distressed Bonds Increase Most Since 2003, Led by WCI, ResCap Bloomberg / Caroline Salas

Credit Markets Brace for a Brisk Autumn Washington Post / David Cho

Fed urges US mortgage lenders to help struggling borrowers London Times / Suzy Jagger

U.S. Treasuries Are Little Changed as Money Market Rates Climb Bloomberg / Wes Goodman

Investment Pitches Prey On Seniors Washington Post / Carrie Johnson and John Solomon

Dollar Weakens Against Yen Before Federal Reserve's Beige Book Bloomberg / Kosuke Goto and Ron Harui

Wheat Rises Limit to Record on Increased Demand, Supply Concern Bloomberg / Madelene Pearson and William Bi

Australia Keeps Rate Unchanged at 11-Year-High 6.5% Bloomberg / Victoria Batchelor and Gemma Daley

Yen Falls as Stock Rally Spurs Investors to Resume Carry Trades Bloomberg / Kosuke Goto and Ron Harui


After the Feast Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta / Dennis P. Lockhart

Some Short-Term Canadian Debt Paper Is Snagged in Credit Crisis NY Times / Ian Austen

World economy 'facing slowdown' BBC News

Credit and blame The Economist

Recipe for a mortgage mess St. Petersburg Times / Helen Huntley

Lights, camera, inaction The Economist

Credit turmoil has raised risks to economy: Fed Reuters / Alister Bull

Fed Adds $31.25 Billion to System, Most in a Month Bloomberg / Ye Xie

The money markets are still blocked. Do central banks have the right tools? The Economist

With elections looming, politicians pile in to the mortgage mess The Economist

Stocks climb as investors seek defensive plays Reuters / Caroline Valetkevitch

That empty-nest feeling The Economist

The European Union is an economic giant with surprisingly little clout The Economist

A new old idea The Economist

Why we're losing ground in longevity growth Marketwatch / Marshall Loeb

Survey: 33 percent of home loans didn't close last month Allentown Morning Call

NY: More New Yorkers in arrears, foreclosure on mortgages Newsday / Tami Luhby

A New Dance Craze - The Bernanke Shuffle Mish’s Global Economic Trend Analysis via Safehaven / Mike Shedlock

Currency Devaluation and House-Swapping: A Symphony in Two Movements Safehaven / Fred Sheehan

Turmoil could take months to resolve, Paulson says Marketwatch

Bush Appeals for Global Trade Pact AP via Washington Post / Tom Raum

Coming This Fall: Internet Taxes? National Review / Phil Kerpen

Stocks gain on Fed speeches, data AP via Houston Chronicle / Laura Villagran

Gold futures rally past $700 an ounce Marketwatch / Myra P. Saefong and Polya Lesova

Analyzing and Assessing Banking Crises Federal Reserve Board / Randall S. Kroszner

Fed watching financial markets closely: Kroszner Marketwatch / Greg Robb

GA: Beige Book: Regional economy continues to be mixed bag Atlanta Business Journal

Thursday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Wal-Mart August sales rise, buoyed by back to school Marketwatch / Angela Moore

Homes entering foreclosure at record CNN / Les Christie

U.S. Mortgage Foreclosures, Delinquencies at Record Bloomberg / Kathleen M. Howley

S. Florida ranked high in subprime loans in '06, survey finds South Florida Sun Sentinel / Tom Stieghorst

Texas foreclosure notices top national average Dallas Morning News

Majoring in credit-card debt Business Week via MSNBC / Jessica Silver-Greenberg

Service Industries in U.S. Grow Faster Than Forecast Bloomberg / Joe Richter

Auto sales skidding for county's dealers San Diego Union Tribune / Dean Calbreath

Oil moves off highs on inventory report CNN

Forecasting foreign investment in China, Japan and India The Economist

ECB Pumps Extra Cash Into Markets, Shelves Rate Increase Bloomberg / Simone Meier and Gabi Thesing

Fed adds $16.0 bln in reserves through 7-day repos Reuters

Productivity rebounds, jobless claims up AP via CNN

U.S. weekly jobless claims fall sharply Marketwatch / Greg Robb

Stores Report Solid Sales for August AP via Forbes / Anne D’Innocenzio

Our Bet on Jobs Report NY Post / John Crudele and Bill King

Odds rising of a money market driven blowup Reuters / James Saft

Treasury Two-Year Notes Fall on Drop in Initial Jobless Claims Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton

Pressure Tightens on Rating Agencies / Sarah Johnson

Eaton Vance's Metzold Buys Fund Shares Amid Muni Market Slump Bloomberg / Michael Quint

CPDOs Rated AAA May Risk Default, CreditSights Says Bloomberg / John Glover

General Mills First-Quarter Net Rises on Cereal Sales Bloomberg / Kevin Bell

Airline stocks slide as oil prices rally Marketwatch / Laura Mandaro

Gold Rises to Four-Month High on Demand for Haven; Silver Gains Bloomberg / Claudia Carpenter

Half of federal agencies miss contract goals LA Times / Cyndia Zwahlen

ECB, BoE Hold Interest Rates Steady AP via Forbes / Matt Moore

Treasuries Fall as Slide in Yields Erodes Demand for U.S. Debt Bloomberg / Wes Goodman

Recalling these tainted investments Marketwatch / David Weidner

Global Credit Rout May Paralyze Infrastructure Loans, S&P Says Bloomberg / Steve Rothwell

Why is Fed fighting so hard to avert a recession? Marketwatch / Alan Doyle

Asian Stocks Decline for Third Day on U.S. Housing Slump Fear Bloomberg / Chen Shiyin and Bomi Lim

Adens see global growth overcoming subprime repercussions Marketwatch / Peter Brimelow

MA: Feds slam Boston Stock Exchange, ex-prez on trading AP via Boston Herald

Wheat Futures Rise to Record on Global Demand, Supply Concerns Bloomberg / Madelene Pearson

World markets tumble on OECD warning Scotsman / Nick Bevens

ECB Likely to Hold Interest Rates AP via Washington Post / Matt Moore

Australia: Reserve Bank of Australia Pledges Funds to Banks Bloomberg / Laura Cochrane

Citigroup Closing Its Tribeca Fund NY Times / Eric Dash

UK: Bank of England attacked despite £4bn injection into credit markets Telegraph / Philip Aldrick



The Employment Situation pdf Bureau of Labor Statistics

Greenspan points to market 'fear' BBC News

Text of Countrywide letter to employees Reuters via LA Times

What is a recession? Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

What will send the U.S. into recession? Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

Weak jobs report puts Fed's feet to fire Reuters / Mark Felsenthal

Survey: Fed to Ease 3 Times by Year-End AP via Forbes

Fed has cover to cut rates, if it wants it Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

Frank Urges `Meaningful' Fed Rate Cut After Job Loss Bloomberg / Alison Vekshin

Why is Fed fighting so hard to avert a recession? Marketwatch / Todd Harrison

Too Big to be Bailed Out Euro Pacific via Safehaven / Peter Schiff

Patent Reform Bill Good for Economy, SIFMA Says SIFMA

Paulson hedge fund up 410% this year Marketwatch / Alistair Barr

Countrywide May Cut Staff by 12,000 as Demand Wanes Bloomberg / Elizabeth Hester

IndyMac to Cut 10 Percent of Jobs; May Post a Loss Bloomberg / Elizabeth Hester

Hedge fund outflows $ FT / Lex

Broker earnings to give investors early damage report from credit crunch Marketwatch / Alistair Barr

TREASURIES-Bond prices soar on view Fed will soon cut rates Reuters / Ellen Freilich

Stocks slammed on jobs report CNN /Alexandra Twin

Markets plunge on fears of US slowdown FT / Eoin Callan

Wall Street Needs A Weekend Forbes / Carl Gutierrez

U.S. Stocks Retreat on Payroll Drop; Bear Stearns, Alcoa Fall Bloomberg / Lynn Thomasson

Harvard, Yale Hedge-Fund Investment May Be Eased by Levin Plan Bloomberg / Ryan J. Donmoyer and Alison Fitzgerald

Credit turmoil has raised risks to economy: Fed Reuters / Alister Bull

Signs split on rate cut need Chicago Tribune / William Neikirk

Four Fed Bank Presidents Decline to Endorse Rate Cut Bloomberg / Scott Lanman

U.S. stocks sharply lower on employment surprise Marketwatch / Kate Gibson

Friday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Surprisingly weak jobs report slams stocks AP via MSNBC

Labor Pains / Mark Glassman

Dell posts 46% gain in second-quarter earnings AP via MSNBC

Harley Cuts Output, Financial Targets Dow Jones via

After 6-month, $80 million preseason, GOP race gets real McClatchy / Steven Thomma and Margaret Talev

Dollar drops against yen after U.S. nonfarm payrolls Marketwatch / Wayne Ma

$700 Gold Trendsman via Safehaven / Jordan Roy-Byrne

OPEC walks a tightrope as oil prices near a record Marketwatch / Myra P. Saefong

MI: Mortgage woes top nation in spring Detroit News / Brian O'Connor

PA: Mortgage delinquency climbs in Pennsylvania Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Tim Grant

Canada: Indicators of Capacity and Inflation Pressures for Canada Bank of Canada

Debugging Wall Street's funky math Fortune via CNN / Peter Eavis

Treasuries Rise as U.S. Employers Eliminated Jobs Last Month Bloomberg / Sandra Hernandez and Elizabeth Stanton

US corporate credit derivative indexes widen Reuters

TREASURIES-10-yr yield lowest since Jan. 2006 Reuters

Fed May Cut to 5 Percent Without Promising More Bloomberg / John M. Berry

Greenspan: We've seen this turmoil before AP via CNN

Doing Good or Doing Well? Image Motivation and Monetary Incentives in Behaving Prosocially Federal Reserve Bank of Boston / Dan Ariely, Anat Bracha, and Stephan Meier

Paulson Says Drop in Jobs Not a Surprise, Sees Continued Growth Bloomberg / Peter Cook and John Brinsley

US STOCKS-Wall St slumps as job cuts fan recession talk Reuters

Jobs fall in August CNN

Beazer Shares Fall After Receiving Default Notices Bloomberg / Brian Louis

OPEC May Reject Calls for More Supply With Oil at $76 Bloomberg / Maher Chmaytelli and Fred Pals

Oil wavers ahead of OPEC meeting AP via Houston Chronicle

Gold, Silver Rise as Weakening Dollar Boosts Appeal of Metals Bloomberg / Pham-Duy Nguyen

Carry Trade Took a Summer Break, Didn't Die Bloomberg / Michael R. Sesit

Easygoing Fred Thompson Faces Hardest Role Bloomberg / Margaret Carlson

'Money' man explains method to his madness LA Times / Tom Petruno

Japan's Economy May Face A Slowdown Forbes / Oxford Analytica

A Well-Grounded Economist Washington Post / Steven Pearlstein

As Housing Market Cools, Far Fewer Become Agents NY Times / Kate Hafner

U.S. Payrolls Probably Rose in August; Jobless Rate Unchanged Bloomberg / Bob Willis

Retail Sales Rise, but Data May Mask Troubles NY Times / Michael Barbaro

Hi, It's Steve. Sorry for The Price Cut. Take a Credit Washington Post / Mike Musgrove

Yen Advances as Carry Trades Reverse on Stock Market Declines Bloomberg / Stanley White and Ron Harui

Bank of Korea Keeps Benchmark Rate at Six-Year High Bloomberg / Kim Kyoungwha

China Central Bank Governor Zhou Highlights Liquidity Bloomberg / Li Yanping

U.S. Treasuries Head for Weekly Gain Before Employment Report Bloomberg / Wes Goodman

Banks hold rates in face of credit crisis Independent / Sean O’Grady

US economy weathering credit crunch, so far Christian Science Monitor / Mark Trumbull

Bernanke's Job Is Cake Compared With Fukui's Bloomberg / William Pesek

Dollar Heads for Weekly Slide Versus Euro on Fed Rate Outlook Bloomberg / David McIntyre and Ron Harui

Yen Might Gain 10% and Still Not Hurt Economy, Sakakibara Says Bloomberg / Toru Fujioka

Japan's Exporter Stocks Decline on Yen; Honda Paces Losses Bloomberg / Makiko Suzuki


The Fed Must Get Moving National Review / Larry Kudlow

Two Pillars of Central Banking: Monetary Policy and Financial Stability Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia / Charles I. Plosser

Consumer Confidence is the Greatest Bubble of All! Market Oracle / Andy Sutton

CO: Mortgage mayhem too fast for law Denver Post / Aldo Svaldi

CO: The saint of real estate? Believe it Denver Post / Al Lewis

1st monthly jobs decline in 4 years Washington Times / Patrice Hill

Job data spur a rush to lock in yields LA Times / Tom Petruno

Mortgage-mess focus turns to credit raters AP via Cincinnati Enquirer / Julie Carr Smyth

Treasuries Extend Two-Month Rally on Expectation of Rate Cut Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton and Daniel Kruger

U.S. housing woes go south -- to Baja LA Times / Marla Dickerson

NY: Frantic Builders Slash Home Prices NY Post / Paul Tharp

Wells Fargo to assist borrowers facing foreclosure San Francisco Chronicle / Sam Zuckerman

Jobs decline rattles economists LA Times / Peter G. Gosselin

Janus resurfaces, but turmoil at the top clouds picture Rocky Mountain News / James Paton

Blackstone in Beatdown NY Post / Zachery Kouwe

Text of President Bush's weekly radio address Marketwatch

U.S. stocks seen falling next week on growth fears Marketwatch / Carla Mozee

U.S. Stocks Fall After Payrolls Drop for First Time in 4 Years Bloomberg / Eric Martin

Dollar Falls to Lowest in a Month Versus Euro Amid Job Losses Bloomberg / Bo Nielsen

Unexpected Loss of Jobs Raises Risk of Recession NY Times / David Leonhardt and Jeremy W. Peters

Fed faces growing pressure for rate cut Telegraph / James Quinn

Sadly, our fate is in Bernanke's hands Telegraph / Damian Reece

Likelihood of Fed Rate Cut Less Clear AP via Washington Post / Rachel Beck

Bad News Puts Political Glare Onto Economy NY Times / Edmund L. Andrews

Nasdaq Misses Deadline to Sell 31 Percent LSE Stake, People Say Bloomberg / Edgar Ortega and Nandini Sukumar

Dow Jones talked to 21 potential bidders FT / Aline van Duyn


Japan slides on Wall Street decline, stronger yen Marketwatch / V. Phani Kumar

Jobs report opens the lid on economy's can of worms St. Louis Post Dispatch / David Nicklaus

US rate cut likely as markets rocked by jobs slide Scotsman / William Lyons

Getting the Most Out of Exchange-Traded Funds Washington Post / Karen Blumenthal

Rough ride for interest rate futures market FT / Michael Mackenzie

Americans living beyond their means Marketwatch / Herb Greenberg

The Federal Reserve: Putting out a fire with Gasoline Market Oracle / Bob Kirtley

Will the Fed Continue to Cut Rates? Cycles News and Wires via Safehaven / Tim Wood

Housing Market Impact on the US Economy, Should the Fed Cut Interest Rates? Market Oracle / John Mauldin

Summit gives clues on Fed Contra Costa Times / Tapan Munroe

Banks in huddle over credit squeeze FT / David Wighton in New York and Jeremy Grant

Hedge funds post shock losses FT / James Mackintosh

New ETF climbs the junk pile Marketwatch / John Spence

Bond funds could get hit by mortgage mess AP via MSNBC

Investors brace for wild week AP via CNN

MD: Bargain hunters buy up houses Baltimore Sun / Jamie Smith Hopkins

Let’s Play The Rock, Paper, Scissors Economy Game NY Post / Terry Keenan

Treasury Rally May Falter as Overseas Holders Flee Dollar Drop Bloomberg / Wes Goodman and Daniel Kruger

Tracking the Fed on rates Sacramento Bee / Tom Sullivan

Bernanke's feet held to flame of rate policy brouhaha Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Gregory M. Drahuschak

Guessing the Size of a Rate Cut NY Times / Conrad De Aenlle

Bernanke, the Fed and 2008 NY Times / Tom Redburn

Plosser Says Fed Shouldn't `Overweight' Loss of Jobs in August Bloomberg / Vivien Lou Chen

It’s Monetary Policy, Not a Morality Play NY Times / Tyler Cowen

The Ranks of the Comfortable Are Still Thinning NY Times / Andrew Ross Sorkin

Consumers `Still in the Game,' Spend More: U.S. Economy Preview Bloomberg / Joe Richter

Hovering over the consumer Marketwatch / Greg Robb

Housing ills rain on economy Chicago Tribune / Gail MarksJarvis

Crunch may hit consumer San Francisco Chronicle

Gloom spreads on housing front Chicago Sun Times / David Roeder

NV: All bets off on Vegas housing Chicago Tribune / Greg Burns

Housing ills rain on economy Chicago Tribune / Gail MarksJarvis

NY: Midtown’s Biggest Fans May Be Foreign Buyers NY Times / Amy Cortese

A Pricing System With Wiggle Room NY Times / Anna Bahney

When Balance Sheets Collide With the New Economy NY Times / Denise Caruso

Can Michael Dell Refocus His Namesake? NY Times / Steve Lohr

What SAT Scores Say About Your Hedge Fund Marketwatch via NY Times / Mark Hulbert

OPEC President Says Oil Supply Sufficient Reuters via NY Times



Good Time To Buy VIX Options Forbes / Bernie Schaeffer

Fraud Must Be Prevented for the Good of Investors, the Economy and the Country SIFMA

Fed rate move a judgment call: Mishkin Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

Outlook and Risks for the U.S. Economy Federal Reserve Board / Frederic S. Mishkin

Fed Official: More Housing Hurt Likely Forbes / Andrew Farrell

Oil surges to $78 after Mexican pipeline attack Reuters / Annika Breidthardt

Growth in consumer credit slows slightly AP via Beaufort Gazette / Martin Crutsinger

Inflation Surge Expected As Food Costs Continue to Soar Bullion Vault via Market Oracle / Adrian Ash

Contrary to Opinion, US is Not In a Recession Yet Market Oracle / Paul J. Nolte

Wall Street Six Years Later Forbes / Liz Moyer

Amtrak booming amid bust Washington Times / Jim Suhr

Wachovia sees mortgage business growing Dow Jones and AP via CNN

Emerging debt-Spreads wider but prices firmer in slow mkt Reuters / Walter Brandimarte

Review and Preview Morgan Stanley / Ted Wieseman and David Greenlaw

TREASURIES-Prices jump on aggressive rate cut hopes Reuters / Lucia Mutikani

Covered bonds $ FT / Lex

Former Treasury official sees room for rate cuts Reuters

St. Louis Fed looking for new president AP via St. Petersburg Times / Jeannine Aversa

Fed officials strike differing notes on economy Reuters / Ros Krasny

Yellen sees risks, but Fisher is encouraged Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

Fed Officials Suggest Division Over Interest-Rate Cut Bloomberg / Scott Lanman and Vivien Lou Chen

The U.S., Mexican and Border Economies Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas / Richard W. Fisher

Texas State & Metro Economic Indicators Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Fed officials to Wall St.: not so fast CNN / Alexandra Twin

AIM Investments reopens high-yield muni fund Marketwatch

Downside Growth Risks Become Reality Morgan Stanley / Richard Berner and David Greenlaw

Global Growth Threatened as U.S. Contagion Spreads Bloomberg / Rich Miller

Mind the Slowdown – ECB to Hibernate Morgan Stanley / Eric Chaney and the European economics team

Two Pillars of Central Banking: Monetary Policy and Financial Stability Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia / Charles I. Plosser

Fed's Yellen warns rate cut may not happen AP via CNN

Hedge Funds Fell 1.31% in August, Most in 15 Months Bloomberg / Katherine Burton

Dollar still weak on U.S. economic woes Marketwatch / Nick Godt

Stocks slip, day 2 CNN / Alexandra Twin

U.S. Stocks Drop on Mortgage Concern; WaMu, Countrywide Retreat Bloomberg / Eric Martin

Growth outlook worst in 5 years AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer / Jeannine Aversa

Recent Financial Developments and the U.S. Economic Outlook Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco / Janet L. Yellen

Treasuries Rise as Lockhart Says Job Market Weakened in June Bloomberg / Sandra Hernandez

Monday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Put affordable housing into the election Minneapolis Star Tribune / Joseph Errigo

Metals - Base metals continue to fluctuate as investors fear US recession AFX via Forbes

U.S. oil prices fall near $76 UPI

Analyst: Fed rate cut won't help markets AP via CNN

Debt Market in `Pivotal' Test as $140 Billion Matures Bloomberg / John Glover and Neil Unmack

Treasury yields under pressure ahead of Fed speakers Marketwatch / Lisa Twaronite

Stocks higher as market waits for Fed AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer / Madlen Read

It's the Minus Sign on Jobs That's the Stigma Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

An Employment Recession May Already Be With Us Bloomberg / Kevin Hassett

The US Economy: Is a Recession on the Way? Brookes News via Safehaven / Gerard Jackson

Act Two of the Credit Crisis is Coming Wall Street Window via Safehaven / Michael Swanson

Gold futures make early gains Marketwatch / Polya Lesova

Blasts Hit Mexico Oil Company Pipelines AP via Forbes

OPEC members: Plenty of oil to go around AP via CNN

Housing bubble a taxing problem Chicago Sun Times / Terry Savage

TN: More Tennesseans fall behind on mortgages Tennessean / Naomi Snyder

Do economic jitters mean Democratic votes? Fortune via Forbes / Nina Easton

Currency Trader Joseph Lewis Buys Bear Stearns Stake Bloomberg / Steve Dickson and Otis Bilodeau

Wall Street Credit Costs Surge on Widening Spread to U.S. Rates Bloomberg / Christine Harper

Bernanke Will Cut Rates Twice as Growth Slackens, Survey Shows Bloomberg / Joe Richter and Kristy Scheubl

Current market crisis is Alan Greenspan's legacy Telegraph / Richard Jeffrey

Greenspan Blogs? Not for Long! NY Times / Jeremy W. Peters

Good as gold? Marketwatch / Peter Brimelow

Yen Rises to Three-Week High Against Dollar as Stocks Tumble Bloomberg / David McIntyre and Kosuke Goto

Japan's Economy Contracts a More-Than-Expected 1.2% Bloomberg / Lily Nonomiya

Teton Reflections Pimco / Paul McCulley

Treasury Rally May Falter as Overseas Holders Flee Dollar Drop Bloomberg / Wes Goodman and Daniel Kruger

Could a recession lie ahead? Watch the job market. Christian Science Monitor / Mark Trumbull

Global Growth Threatened as U.S. Contagion Infects Asia, Europe Bloomberg / Rich Miller


Market not out of the woods yet, TD chief says Globe and Mail / Tara Perkins

Using ETFs for broad-based global investing Marketwatch / Bill Donoghue

Credit crunch clouds ABN battle for rival suitors Reuters / Steve Slater

Health Insurance Premiums Rise 6.1 Pct. AP via Baltimore Examiner / Emily Fredrix

US Heads for Recession as Foreign Investors Rush for the Exit from US Dollar Holdings Market Oracle / Mike Whitney

El-Erian Will Leave Harvard Fund, Return to Pimco Bloomberg / Matthew Keenan and Brian K. Sullivan

MI: Massive Motown foreclosure auction CNN / Les Christie

Big rally on Wall Street CNN / Alexandra Twin

Dollar flirts with record low against euro FT / Peter Garnham

Gold tops $720 on trader jitters, dollar decline Marketwatch / Myra P. Saefong and Polya Lesova

Crude futures mark record close for a front-month contract Marketwatch / Myra P. Saefong

Treasuries Fall on Bets Fed Won't Cut Enough to Justify Yields Bloomberg / Sandra Hernandez and Elizabeth Stanton

Treasurys fall as Bernanke gives no hints on rates Marketwatch / Nick Godt

Bernanke sees rising global rates FT / Krishna Guha and Bertrand Benoit

Drive-Through Advance On Wall Street Forbes / Steve Schaefer

Tax Outlook In Congress Forbes / Marc Gerson

Russia Emerging as Loan Haven 9 Years After Default Bloomberg / Kabir Chibber and Cecile Gutscher

Colo. economy will slow next year Denver Post / Aldo Svaldi

Housing slide snags supplier Tacoma News Tribune / John Gillie

Some are fighting mortgage bailouts AP via Modesto Bee / J.W. Elphinstone

FDIC Reports Second Quarter 2007 Financial Results for the Deposit Insurance Fund FDIC

Countrywide Shares Fall on Report Lender Needs Cash Bloomberg / Steve Dickson

CA: Housing slump starting to pinch the economy San Francisco Chronicle / Sam Zuckerman

Global Imbalances: Recent Developments and Prospects Federal Reserve Board / Ben S. Bernanke

Bernanke Says `Saving Glut' Still Helps Lower Rates Bloomberg / Scott Lanman

Bernanke urges trade imbalance fix AP via Dallas Fort Worth Star Telegram / Jeannine Aversa

Bernanke sees some progress in reducing global imbalances Marketwatch / Greg Robb

Treasury prices slip as stocks gain AP via Houston Chronicle / Leslie Wines

U.S. Stocks Advance; General Motors, McDonald's Shares Climb Bloomberg / Eric Martin

Stocks Hold Gains on Bernanke Speech AP via Washington Post / Joe Bel Bruno

U.S. Economy: Trade Deficit Shrinks as Exports Climb Bloomberg / Shobhana Chandra

Loonie gains on bearish U.S. greenback sentiment Globe and Mail / Roma Luciw

Industrial metals rebound, gold jumps AP via Houston Chronicle / Lauren Villagran

OPEC to raise output: Qatar Reuters via Washington Post

The IMF wants to change Globe and Mail / Barrie McKenna

Utah beats nation in hiring rate Salt Lake Tribune

Realtors slash forecasts for this year and next Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

Moody's: Junk Defaults to Double AP via Forbes / Stephen Bernard

Treasurys down slightly ahead of Bernanke Marketwatch / Nick Godt

Liberal markets The Economist

US STOCKS-Market opens up, helped by techs; Bernanke ahead Reuters

Tuesday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Retirement Funds Vanish as Bankruptcies Hit Tax-Deferred Scheme Bloomberg / Erik Larson

An economic downturn could be a huge issue in 2008 Marketwatch / Dr. Irwin Kellner

Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Muni Bear Market Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

‘Perfect Storm’ on Radar for Economists NY Post / Paul Tharp

Trade Deficit Declines Slightly AP via Forbes / Martin Crutsinger

China now No. 1 source of imports CNN

U.S. retail sales rise 2.9% Bloomberg via Dallas Morning News

How The Jobs Numbers Put The Fed In A Bind NY Post / John Crudele

Fed Officials Signal Division on Risks, Rate-Cut Size Bloomberg / Scott Lanman

McDonald's sales rise 12.3% in August Chicago Tribune / James P. Miller

U.S. Stock-Index Futures Advance; GM, Western Digital Climb Bloomberg / Andreas Hippin and Eric Martin

TX: Housing downturn likely to last Dallas Morning News / Steve Brown

NC: Area home sales still sliding Charlotte Observer / Christopher D. Kirkpatrick

Mortgage Mess Unleashes Chain Of Lawsuits Washington Post / Tomoeh Murakami Tse and Carrie Johnson

UK: Credit squeeze grows to worst for 20 years as cost of borrowing hits new high Telegraph / Edmund Conway and Philip Aldrick

Democrats on Hill aim to aid middle class Christian Science Monitor / Gail Russell Chaddock

Panel Urges More Scrutiny Over Imports Washington Post / Renae Merle

Oil prices aren't likely to come down anytime soon Daily Standard / Irwin M. Stelzer

Australian Bank Lending Rate Extends Surge to an 11-Year High Bloomberg / Laura Cochrane

China Inflation Quickens to 10-Year-High 6.5 Percent Bloomberg / Nipa Piboontanasawat

Japan Machine Orders Surge Three Times Forecast Pace Bloomberg / Lily Nonomiya

U.S. Notes Fall; Fed Rate Cuts May Not Justify Decline in Yield Bloomberg / Wes Goodman

Crude Oil Nears Record on Signs OPEC Will Keep Output Quota Bloomberg / Gavin Evans

OPEC Seems Split on Response to Economic Slowdown NY Times / Jad Mouawad

Barclays Capital seeks to calm investors' nerves Independent / Sean Farrell

Yen Rises as Investors Reduce Carry Trades on U.S. Growth Risks Bloomberg / Ron Harui and Kosuke Goto


Is Mishkin Mishuga* about Asymmetric Monetary Policy Responses? Northern Trust via Safehaven / Paul Kasriel

The Potential Role of Subordinated Debt Programs In Enhancing Market Discipline in Banking pdf Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City / Douglas Evanoff, Julapa Jagtiani, and Taisuke Nakata

History will look favorably on how central banks around the world responded to this serious credit crisis National Review / Thomas E. Nugent

The 15-minute tip: Time to ride the muni? Marketwatch / Jennifer Openshaw

Bernanke's Speech on September 18 Lew Rockwell / Gary North

Are record oil prices set to torture consumers? Marketwatch / Myra P. Saefong

Sign of Life in the Asset-Backed Market? / Stephen Taub

Hope grows for Sirius-XM merger CNN / Paul R. :a Monica

How the dollar’s drop is good and bad for U.S. AP via MSNBC

Homeownership at record high Cincinnati Enquirer / Lisa Bernard-Kuhn

Investors alert to shrinking commercial paper market Reuters / John Parry

Pimco's Gross Exited Commercial Paper in August, Holdings Show Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton

Bond prices slip on profit-taking after jobs rally Reuters / Lucia Mutikani

The mystery behind surging oil prices CNN / Steve Hargreaves

Steps the Fed could take to ease liquidity strains Reuters

US mortgage rates unchanged on Wednesday – BestInfo Reuters

Refi rescue CNN / Jeanne Sahadi

Stocks end lower CNN / Alexandtra Twin

McDonald's Boosts Dividend by 50% to $1.50 a Share Bloomberg / Chris Burritt

U.S. money market fund assets again set record Reuters

Oil Rises to Record $80.18 on Larger-Than-Expected Supply Drop Bloomberg / Mark Shenk

Countrywide workers sue over retirement plan AP via CNN

Political solutions to mortgage problem fall short St. Louis Post Dispatch / David Nicklaus

CO: 'Recession clearly very close' Rocky Mountain News / David Milstead

Euro Rises To Record Vs. Dollar Forbes / Vidya Ram

Wednesday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

U.S. Federal Reserve Says Minorities Denied Loans More Often Bloomberg / Craig Torres and Alison Vekshin

Whose part is it? Measuring domestic content of vehicles pdf Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago / Thomas H. Klier and James M. Rubenstein

Information Diffusion Based Explanations of Asset Pricing Anomalies pdf Federal Reserve Bank of Boston / Athanasios Bolmatis and Evan G. Sekeris

Holiday-Adjusted Mortgage Applications Increase Mortgage Bankers Association

Oil futures hit all-time above $79 as supplies drop Marketwatch / Myra P. Saefong

Study says incomes not keeping up with home prices AP via Lansing State Journal / Stephen Ohlemacher

Debt-Laden Homeowners Save Plastic First AP via Baltimore Examiner

High prices The Economist

ECB loans banks further €75bn FT / Gerrit Wiesmann

GMAC Bonds Rally on Citigroup's $21 Billion Financing Bloomberg / Steve Rothwell and Jody Shenn

Treasurys rise as stocks futures slump Marketwatch / Nick Godt

Greenspan in trouble for double bubbles NY Post / Janet Whitman

U.S. Stock Futures Slip AP via Chicago Tribune / Lauren Villagran

Texas Instruments revises forecast Marketwatch / Matt Andrejczak

Economy will hover near recession, forecast says LA Times / Lisa Girion

IMF official warns of slowing U.S. economy amid subprime crisis Chicago Tribune

Gold hits fresh 16-month high on dollar weakness; high oil prices AFX via Forbes

Oil extend rise above $78 a barrel AP via Tennessean / Pablo Gorondi

Dollar Falls to Record Low Against Euro on Rate Differential Bloomberg / Lukanyo Mnyanda and Kosuke Goto

Mortgage applications rose 5.5% last week: MBA Marketwatch / Amy Hoak

FL: Where does all the money go? In S. Florida, it's goes for housing South Florida Sun Sentinel / Paul Owers

SC: More homeowners in danger of losing homes The State / Jim DuPlessis

CO: Rents rising in Colo. Rocky Mountain News / John Rebchook

CA: Bay Area should escape worst of the state's economic slump San Francisco Chronicle / Sam Zuckerman

Bernanke refuses to show hand on interest rate cuts Independent / Stephen Foley

Certificate of deposit rates about to head south Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Patricia Sabatini

Paulson: Credit turmoil to last a while Christian Science Monitor / Ron Scherer and Mark Trumbull

TOB Pools Gain Ground Bond Buyer / Dakin Campbell

Harvard’s huge loss: Endowment chief exits after banner year Boston Herald / Jay Fitzgerald

When bad news is bad news Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

States scramble for gambling jackpot / Pamela M. Prah

DC: Area Leads Nation in Putting Off Retirement Washington Post / N.C. Aizenman

A Warning From Bernanke, but No Hint of a Rate Cut NY Times / Carter Dougherty and Edmund L. Andrews

Treasuries Little Changed on Outlook for Quarter-Point Rate Cut Bloomberg / Wes Goodman

Wheat Rises to Record $9 a Bushel on Global Crop Concerns Bloomberg / Madelene Pearson

Crude Oil Trades Near Record on Fourth-Quarter Supply Concern Bloomberg / Gavin Evans

Asian Stocks Climb as U.S. Economy Concerns Ease; Toyota Gains Bloomberg / Chua Kong Ho and Emma O'Brien

China's Retail Sales Grow at Fastest Pace in More Than 3 Years Bloomberg / Nipa Piboontanasawat

China Is Fiddling While Its Economy Overheats Bloomberg / William Pesek

Australian Consumer Confidence Gains on Jobs, Growth Bloomberg / Shamim Adam

Japan's Current-Account Surplus Widens on Investment Bloomberg / Toru Fujioka



Don't Discount the Fed Discount Window Ludwig Von Mises Institute / John Paul Koning

Where did my money go? It's mystery spending Marketwatch / Jennifer Waters

Banks borrow $7.2 billion from Fed Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

Address by the President to the Nation on the Way Forward in Iraq The White House

Video game sales jump nearly 23% Marketwatch / Dan Gallagher

Federal deficit running sharply lower than a year ago AP via Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Martin Crutsinger

Consumers could face higher toy prices AP via Beaufort Gazette / Anne D’Innocenzio

FOMC statement seen leaving room for further cuts Reuters / Tamawa Kadoya

Emerging debt-Spreads tighten as Wall St gains, oil rises Reuters / Walter Brandimarte

Recession Unlikely, But Some Analysts Say Risks Are Rising Investors Business Daily / Scott Stoddard

Mr. Mozilo Goes to Washington Bearing Fund via Safehaven / Kevin Duffy

Wall Street's blue-chip rally CNN / Alexandra Twin

U.S. Treasury-need measured response to credit woes Reuters / Glenn Somerville

American corporate profits may be heading for trouble The Economist

Fed can't stop recession CNN / Chris Isidore

Fed Rate Cut Would Encourage Inflation, More Risk / Lisa Scherzer

Bernanke Spurns Greenspan Quick Fix, Seeking Data, Deliberation Bloomberg / Craig Torres

Treasurys slump to lower close as stocks rally Marketwatch / Nick Godt

Forget The Dreaded 'R' Word Forbes / Elizabeth MacDonald

Goldman's Global Alpha fund drops 22.5% in August Marketwatch / Alistair Barr

San Francisco Area House, Condo Sales Drop 25 Percent Bloomberg / Daniel Taub

ARMs escalation likely to shoot down subprime borrowers San Francisco Chronicle / Kathleen Pender

Oil futures mark first-ever close above $80 a barrel Marketwatch / Myra P. Saefong & Polya Lesova

Canadian dollar hits 30-year high Reuters via Globe and Mail / Toni Vorobyova

Wall Street advances; General Motors lifts Dow Marketwatch / Kate Gibson

Thursday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Bonds steepen slide as Wall Street surges Reuters / Burton Frierson

Commercial Paper Slump Eases; Asset-Backed Drop Slows Bloomberg / Mark Pittman

Commercial paper falls at slower pace Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

Why the credit crunch may deepen CNN / Graxce Wong

Greenspan defends subprime record in television interview Marketwatch / Greg Robb

Greenspan says Fed's Bernanke doing excellent job Reuters

Greenspan Says He Failed to Foresee Subprime Rout Bloomberg / Craig Torres

How far, and how fast, will the dollar fall? The Economist

US 30-. 15-year mortgage rates lower in week-Freddie Mac Reuters

Countrywide loan biz hits big slowdown AP via CNN

For buyers, housing slowdown may bring higher quality Dallas Morning News / Steve Brown

A Home Loan Trap NY Times / Geraldine Fabrikant

Countrywide Shares Gain as $12 Billion Borrowing Limit Arranged Bloomberg / Elizabeth Hester

WaMu closing 2 mortgage divisions Bloomberg via LA Times

Dollar in corrective rebound after hitting new all time lows vs euro AFX via Forbes

Fed Reversed Cuts After '87, '98 Market Turmoil Bloomberg / John M. Berry

Jobless claims rise in latest week AP via CNN

U.S. Initial Jobless Claims Rose 4,000 to 319,000 Bloomberg / Bob Willis

How I’d Help Housing, Without Cutting Rates NY Post / John Crudele

Playing Chicken With Consumerism Lew Rockwell / Dr. James N. Herndon

How Will the SEC Rate the Rating Agencies? / Sarah Johnson

Treasuries Fall as Unemployment Claims Rise Less Than Forecast Bloomberg / Sandra Hernandez

CA: Worst August for home sales in 15 years LA Times / Annette Haddad

Ease Money-Market Crisis by Letting Banks Go Bust Bloomberg / Mark Gilbert

Overnight Euro Libor Drops as ECB Vows to Help Market Bloomberg / Gavin Finch

Oil Prices Retreat From Record High AP via Forbes / Gillian Wong

U.S. Stock-Index Futures Gain; General Motors, Target Advance Bloomberg / Eric Martin

Why not just sell all of NASA to Google? Marketwatch

NFMA: More Bond Info Bond Buyer / Andrew Ackerman

Dollar Trades Near All-Time Low Versus Euro on Slowing Economy Bloomberg / Ron Harui and Kosuke Goto

IMF Raises Australian 2007 Economic Growth Forecast Bloomberg / Victoria Batchelor

New Zealand Leaves Key Rate Unchanged at Record 8.25% Bloomberg / Tracy Withers

Chancellor wants G7 to tighten credit rules Telegraph / Damian Reece

Let's Get Marx Brothers Out of Japan's Economy Bloomberg / William Pesek

British Central Bank Critical of Cash Infusions IHT via NY Times / Carter Dougherty

China Industrial Output Growth Slows on Export Curbs Bloomberg / Nipa Piboontanasawat and Zhang Dingmin


Would you pay $3 to get your cash at ATM? Morning Call / Kurt Blumenau

Greenspan criticizes Bush policies in memoir Reuters / Mark Felsenthal

Greenspan Says Bush's Economics Driven by Politics Bloomberg / Matthew Benjamin

Wall Street's titans face the music CNN / Grace Wong

Treasury Two-Year Notes Fall on Money Market Rates, Fed Outlook Bloomberg / Sandra Hernandez and Elizabeth Stanton

The end of oil CNN / Steve Hargreaves

Newspaper Stocks Hit 10-Year Lows Forbes / Louis Hau

Stocks End Flat Ahead of Fed AP via Forbes / Tim Paradis

Countrywide caught in mortgage spiral AP via Houston Chronicle / Alex Veiga

U.S. Consumers Tread Fearfully Forbes / Andrew Farrell

The cost of living is driving us out AP via MSNBC

Why the Fed is Such a Lousy Wizard of Oz Elliott Wave via Safehaven / Susan Walker

Oil falls for first time in 10 sessions AP via Houston Chronicle / John Wilen

Rate Cuts Will Make Inflation Problem Worse / Donald Luskin

American consumers are cutting back CNN / Parija B. Kavilanz

The Recession is Here Benson’s Economic and Market Trends via Safehaven / Richard Benson

Consumer confidence tumbles to lowest in nearly 1.5 years, shaken by housing, credit woes AP via Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Jeannine Aversa

U.S. Economy: Retail Sales, Production Rise Less Than Forecast Bloomberg / Joe Richter and Bob Willis

Autos boost August's retail sales Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

Friday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Stocks Retake Ground, Approach Breakeven In Late Morning Trade Investors Business Daily / Alan R. Elliott

OPEC Says $80 Oil Won't Last Due to `Fundamentals' Bloomberg / Fred Pals

FTC Warns Mortgage Advertisers and Media That Ads May Be Deceptive Mortgage Bankers Association

TD Ameritrade suffers database breach AP via CNN

US RATE FUTURES-Lean to 50 bps Fed cut on retail sales Reuters

Rate cut pressure mounts on Fed Chicago Tribune / William Neikirk

The unkindest cut? CNN / Paul R. La Monica

TREASURIES-Bonds rally on weak retail sales data Reuters

Wall Street rattled by retail sales data FT / Michael Mackenzie

Futures fall further after retail sales data Reuters

U.S. Industrial Production Rose 0.2% in August on Utility Gain Bloomberg / Bob Willis

U.S. Retail Sales Rose Less Than Forecast in August Bloomberg / Joe Richter

Unregistered Auditors Busted by SEC / Sarah Johnson

CA: Foreclosures gain on sales Sacramento Bee / Jim Wasserman

Taxing Question For White House Forbes / Brian Wingfield

Rising oil prices weigh on economy Philadelphia Inquirer / Harold Brubaker

Oil Drops Below $80 on Profit Taking AP via Forbes / Toby Anderson

HSBC Losses on Subprime Offset by Insurance Earnings Bloomberg / Jon Menon and Ben Livesey

China Raises Rates for Fifth Time to Cool Economy Bloomberg / Zhang Dingmin and Nipa Piboontanasawat

Treasuries Head for Weekly Loss Before Sales, Sentiment Reports Bloomberg / Wes Goodman

SEC Forms Group For Muni Bonds Bond Buyer / Lynn Hume

Greenspan attempts to shore up legacy at Fed, but some blame him for

credit crisis Independent / Stephen Foley

World Bank agency faulted Washington Times / Steve Hirsch

US should be focusing on global public goods Taipei Times / Joseph Nye

Stock sometimes performs well, thank you, during recessions Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

Asian Stocks Climb on Signs Credit Woes Easing; Banks Gain Bloomberg / Chua Kong Ho and Patrick Rial

For Fed, a Question of Whom to Rescue, and When to Dive In NY Times / Edmund L. Andrews

Warning Signs, Defining Moments NY Times / Vikas Bajaj and Jeremy W.

Credit crunch likely to spur reforms Christian Science Monitor / Mark Trumbull

Japan's 10-Year Bonds Fall as Concerns Over Global Credit Ease Bloomberg / Theresa Barraclough and Keiko Ujikane

China Factory Investment Surges, Adds Rate Pressure Bloomberg / Zhang Dingmin

Yen Heads for Weekly Loss as Demand for Riskier Assets Resumes Bloomberg / Kosuke Goto and Ron Harui

Rising Euro Is What China Needs to Dump Dollar: Andy Mukherjee Bloomberg / Andy Mukherjee


The Acer-Gateway dog of a deal Marketwatch / John C. Dvorak

U.S. economy weakens further Washington Times / Patrice Hill

TX: Houston economy upbeat, but job losses show region not immune from effects Houston Chronicle / Nancy Sarnoff

Fed rate cut may spark rally on Wall St. AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer / Joe Bel Bruno

Greenspan says GOP "deserved to lose" Chicago Tribune / William Neikirk

Lock in rates before Fed acts Chicago Tribune / Janet Kidd Stewart

Treasury Two-Year Yields Rise Most Since April on Fed Outlook Bloomberg / Daniel Kruger

Michigan has 10 of Inc.'s 500 fastest growing firms Detroit News / Jennifer Youssef

Selling a home without an agent comes with risks, rewards LA Times / Annette Haddad

Homeowners who wait see options fade Chicago Tribune / Gail MarksJarvis

CO: Tough words on mortgage fraud Rocky Mountain News / John Rebchook

Foreclosures hit region hard Westchester Journal News / Jerry Gleeson

Shrinking dollar's mixed blessings LA Times / Tom Petruno

Dollar Declines to Record Low Versus Euro Before Fed Meeting Bloomberg / Bo Nielsen

Canada: Economists gird for parity as dollar tops 97 cents Globe and Mail / Steven Chase

Double Warning That a Recession May Be on the Way NY Times / Floyd Norris

Banks Try Easing Into a $26 Billion Debt Sale NY Times / Michael J. de la Merced

Greenspan Sees Political Pressure on Fed as Inflation Picks Up Bloomberg / Craig Torres

Fed’s Ex-Chief Attacks Bush on Fiscal Role NY Times / Edmund L. Andrews and David E. Sanger

Crucial month as credit crisis reaches critical stage Telegraph / Tom Stevenson

Debt storm likely to head west and engulf Japan Telegraph / Damian Reece

UK: Late-night meeting that threw lifeline to drowning bank Guardian / Patrick Collinson and Ashley Seager

Markets Shudder at Central Bank Bailout of Major British Lender Washington Post / Howard Schneider