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U.S. Mortgage Borrowers Have Benefited From International Investment in Mortgage-Related Securities Mortgage Bankers Association

Feeling the pinch The Economist

High-grade US bonds hit record FT / Saskia Scholtes and Michael Mackenzie

Why this could be one of the worst holiday seasons in years Marketwatch / Dr. Irwin Kellner

Time to reassess investment risk Christian Science Monitor / Mark Trumbull

MA: Mortgages set up to fail Boston Herald / Scott Van Voorhis

Michigan wakes up to higher taxes Detroit News / Charlie Cain and Mark Hornbeck

Was the Fed Too Hasty to Cut Interest Rates? Hinsdale Associates via Market Oracle / Paul J. Nolte

Asian stocks rally in early trading; Australia hits record Marketwatch / Chris Oliver

Gold's time to set price records? Marketwatch / Peter Brimelow

Priced for Perfection Morgan Stanley / Joachim Fels and Manoj Pradhan

Review and Preview Morgan Stanley / Ted Wieseman and David Greenlaw

How to evaluate mortgage bail-out programs Marketwatch / Gail Liberman and Alan Lavine

Financial Times Will Allow More Free Access to Web Site NY Times / Eric Pfanner

Less-expensive options to ER visits gain foothold Marketwatch / Jennifer Openshaw

China: Expect Further Rate Hikes, Faster Appreciation and Tighter Result Morgan Stanley / Qing Wang

Gold hits 28-year peak, platinum near all-time high Reuters / Frank Tang and Atul Prakash

Gold bars in England showing their age AP via Taipei Times

Muni bond year-to-date issuance highest since 2005 Reuters / Anastasija Johnson

Treasurys mixed as stocks rally, after data Marketwatch / Nick Godt

The Worst Recession in 25 years? Ludwig Von Mises Institute / Robert P. Murphy

The Anatomy of U.S. Personal Bankruptcy under Chapter 13 pdf Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond / Hülya Eraslan, Wenli Li and Pierre-Daniel G. Sarte

Asset Class Behavior Following Fed Rate Cuts Ciovacco Asset Management via Safehaven / Chris Ciovacco

U.S. Fed Interest Rate Cut Will Do Little to Stoke Economy Daily Reckoning via Fiend’s SuperBear Page / Chris Mayer

Oil slips toward $80 as investors cash in Reuters

CBOT Sept volume up 10.3 pct to 72,845,684 contracts Reuters

Canadian dollar extends rise above US$ parity Reuters / Frank Pingue

The Recession Propaganda David’s Stock Market Chartmentary via Safehaven / David Yu

Wall Street Strategists Ratified as Dow Average Reaches Record Bloomberg / Eric Martin and Michael Patterson

Palm swings to loss as smart-phone sales slow Marketwatch / Dan Gallagher

Dow in record run CNN / Alexandra Twin

Citi Gets Caught In The Squeeze Forbes / Evelyn M. Rusli

AZ: Chill in home market could cost taxpayers Tucson Citizen

What Do They Know? Pimco / Bill Gross

He takes most of his chances on junk Philadelphia Inquirer / Harold Brubaker

Treasuries Rise After Manufacturing Index Is Less Than Forecast Bloomberg / Deborah Finestone

U.S. Stocks Gain, Sending Dow Average to Record; Lennar Rises Bloomberg / Lynn Thomasson

Dow briefly tops 14,000 Reuters / Caroline Valetkevitch

Monday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Congress raises limit again as U.S. debt nears $10 trillion McClatchy / Rob Hotakainen

US manufacturing growth slows Marketwatch / Eoin Callan

Subprime Slimes UBS Forbes / Parmy Olson

Investors shrug off Citi write-downs Marketwatch / Greg Morcroft

Bankruptcy 'tweak' could save 600,000 homes CNN / Jeanne Sahadi

Rolling with the punches The Economist

Lockhart Discusses Fed Actions in Response to Economic Uncertainty Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta / Dennis P. Lockhart

Pimco's Gross Says Housing Will Drive Monetary Policy for Years Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton

Federal Reserve Events Reuters

Citigroup warns of 60 pct. earnings drop AP via Houston Chronicle

Bonds rise on banks debacle, looming ISM curbs Reuters

Municipal bonds making big waves Chicago Tribune / Ameet Sachdev

Walgreen's quarterly net falls Reuters / Brad Dorfman

Sweeping Away GAAP / Marie Leone

NC: Homebuyers in the dark? Charlotte Observer / Binyamin Appelbaum

Marijuana's $42 Billion Question Forbes / Quentin Hardy

Recession Concern Spurs U.S. Bond Rally on Fed Ease Bloomberg / Deborah Finestone

Taylor: Repeal Tower Bond Buyer / Andrew Ackerman

UBS May Report Third-Quarter Loss as Value of Debt Assets Drops Bloomberg / Christine Harper

How 2007 is different from 1987 and how it's the same Marketwatch / Michael Kahn

Twenty years after crash, investors face many of the same fears Marketwatch

Going with growth Marketwatch / Murray Coleman

Dollar crunch puts gold centre stage Telegraph / Ambrose Evans- Pritchard

Why Bush resists child health bill Christian Science Monitor / Gail Russell Chaddock

Buying Euros Will Prove Hazardous as Charts Say Sell Bloomberg / Bo Nielsen

Australian, N.Z. Dollars Gain; Rate Advantage Lures Investors Bloomberg / Emma O'Brien

Yen Falls as Stock Rally Spurs Investors to Restore Carry Trade Bloomberg / Kosuke Goto and Stanley White

Why Bernanke Might Need India to `Do a China': Andy Mukherjee Bloomberg / Andy Mukherjee

UK: Demand for rates cut to head off an economic slowdown Scotsman / Alistair McArthur


In the Lap of the Gods Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas / Richard W. Fisher

Hedge funds are down but not out Marketwatch / Thomas Kostigen

Milken Says Housing Won't Recover for `Quite a While' Bloomberg / Kathleen Hays and Caroline Salas

Putin Signals Perpetual Power With Shift to Premier Bloomberg / Henry Meyer

Jump off the deranged bull now Telegraph / Ambrose Evans-Pritchard

Penalizing the Prudent Washington Post / Allan Sloan

Trouble ahead for the Fed CNN / Paul R. La Monica

Can't anyone make Internet phones pay? Fortune via CNN / Yi-Wyn Yen

Bad news is good news ... CNN / Alexandra Twin

Triple-digit oil prices to become norm: analyst Marketwatch / Steve Gelsi

Wall Street steps back from prior-session rally Marketwatch / Kate Gibson

CO: Foreclosure flood increases Rocky Mountain News / John Rebchook

SLM Buyout Group Offers $50 a Share, Plus Warrants Bloomberg / Justin Baer and Jason Kelly

Ford sales plummet 21 pct in September AP via Houston Chronicle / Dee-Ann Durbin

Dealing With The Issues Forbes / Jon Bruner and Paul Murdock

Bank of Canada adds another $855-million to the markets CP via Globe and Mail

U.S. banks confined if credit woes persist-Goldman Reuters

CITI Can’t Sleep With These Earnings NY Post / Paul Tharp

Nasdaq buys Boston exchange for $61 mil AP via Beaufort Gazette

Nasdaq buying Boston Stock Exchange Marketwatch / Greg Morcroft

Greenspan Sees `Rethinking' on CDOs After Losses Bloomberg / Jennifer Ryan

Bonds rise as bleak housing turns bleaker Reuters

Tuesday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Home Sales Data Tips Charts Lower In Morning Trading Investors Business Daily / alan R. Elliott

US STOCKS-Market inches down with energy shares Reuters / Caroline Valetkevitch

The new white gold: Pricey milk Palm Beach Post / Susan Salisbury

U.S. Factories Slowing But Still Growing, As ISM Index Signals Recession Unlikely Investors Business Daily / Scott Stoddard

Fed adds $5.5 bln in reserves via overnight repo Reuters

Pending home sales at record low CNN / Chris Isidore

Putin flexes his muscles The Economist

Euro Falls as Politicians Echo Trichet's Concern Over Currency Bloomberg / Bo Nielsen and Min Zeng

LI and NY last in customer service Newsday / Carrie Mason-Draffen

Five star The Economist

Pending home sales fall 6.5% in August Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

Fed Fails to Restore Creditor Confidence, Pimco Says Bloomberg / Caroline Salas

SEC Sees No Bad Eggs, Deals in Wobegon Muni Market Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

Treasury bills auctioned at discount rate AP via San Diego Union Tribune

When Fed ignorance isn't bliss Fortune via CNN / Bill Gross

Greenspan: Subprime loans not the problem AP via CNN

Gold tumbles 2.2%; other metals also sell off Marketwatch / Polya Lesova

Oil Prices Drop Below $80 a Barrel AP via Chicago Tribune / George Jahn

TD Bank to Acquire Commerce Bancorp AP via LA Times

Tough times ahead for hotels? Orlando Sentinel / Jason Garcia

Stock Futures Rise After Dow Hits 14,000 AP via Chicago Tribune / Lauren Villagran

Asian markets extend rally; Hong Kong, Singapore, Jakarta, Sydney set records AFX via Forbes

Online Videos May Be Conduits for Viruses AP via Chicago Tribune / Greg Bluestein

Treasuries Little Changed as Stock Gains Erode Demand for Debt Bloomberg / Wes Goodman

Keeping Good Records Bond Buyer / Alison L. McConnell

Citi Remains Top Senior Manager Bond Buyer / Matthew Hanson

Two bank giants braced for $10bn hit from world turmoil London Times / Christine Seib and Tom Bawden

Regulation Re-think Daily Standard / Irwin M. Stelzer

EBay admits to bad call on how much it paid to take over Skype London Times / Suzy Jagger

PA: Region's jobless rate rises slightly Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Patricia Sabatini

The gold rush Telegraph

Bank Profits In Europe Suffer, Too NY Times / Mark Landler and Julia Werdigier

UBS job losses could be shape of things to come Telegraph / Damian Reece

UBS sub-prime warning fails to rattle markets Telegraph / Philip Aldrick

Australia's Central Bank Probably Will Keep Rate Unchanged Bloomberg / Shamim Adam

Yen Near Seven-Week Low Versus Euro as Global Stocks Advance Bloomberg / Stanley White and David McIntyre


Is the storm over? Credit market conditions look changeable FT / Gillian Tett

Mortgage lenders in subprime ‘traffic jam’ FT / Saskia Scholtes

Canada: Liquidity storm subsiding, Bank insists Globe and Mail / Heather Scoffield

Is the United States Losing Its Productivity Advantage? Federal Reserve Board

The Role of Money in Monetary Policy: Why Do the Fed and ECB See It So Differently? pdf Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City / George A. Kahn and Scott Benolkin

When did the Greenspan "Put" become the Greenspan "Call"? Institutional Advisors via Safehaven / Bob Hoye

Another '80s comeback: All-in-one PCs USA Today / Michelle Kessler

Merrill's Semerci Departs After Fixed-Income Slump Bloomberg / Yalman Onaran and Bradley Keoun

Ron Paul Raises $5 Million for Bid AP via Baltimore Examiner / Jim Kuhnhenn

Pimco spoke with Treasury, Fed as credit froze Reuters

More fuel you The Economist

Stocks close lower on anxiety ahead of jobs report Marketwatch / Kate Gibson

Wall Street's weak Wednesday CNN / Alexandra Twin

US Economy Sliding towards "Stagflation," Global Bond Vigilantes Hooked on Gold Sir Charts Alot via Safehaven / Gary Dorsch

U.S. Jobs Outlook: Weak, Not Dreadful Forbes / Carl Gutierrez

Employment Numbers Point To Recovery Forbes / Steve Schaefer

Housing-related job losses account for a third of layoffs Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

Oil falls on inventory surprise AP via Houston Chronicle / John Wilen

U.S. Airline Delays Worsen in August AP via Chicago Tribune / Dan Caterinicchia

Jumbo Subprime Home Loans More Likely to Default, UBS Says Bloomberg / Jody Shenn

Greenspan's Dark Legacy Unmasked Market Oracle / Stephen Lendman

Dow Back Below 14000 / Mark Glassman

Wednesday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Mortgage applications dip 2.7% Bloomberg via Dallas Morning News

Mortgage Applications Decrease In Latest MBA Weekly Survey Mortgage Bankers Association

U.S. Economy: Service Industries Kept Growing in September Bloomberg / Shobhana Chandra

Inflation and the Federal Reserve Global Research via Fiend’s SuperBear Page / Richard C. Cook

2008-2009: Rising Inflation Expectations Amidst An Inflationary Storm Trendsman via Safehaven / Jordan Roy-Byrne

Europe in tough spot on rates CNN / Grace Wong

Derivatives Implosion Benefits Gold Bull Market Gold Letter, Inc. via Market Oracle / David Vaughn

Wheat Falls by Daily Limit on Expectations Plantings Will Rise Bloomberg / Jae Hur and Danielle Rossingh

Bonds edge up before report on U.S. services Reuters / Pedro Nicolaci da Costa

Stocks Open Lower Ahead of Economic Data AP via Chicago Tribune / Tim Paradis

Federal Reserve Events Reuters

Bernanke Spoke With Rubin as Credit Crisis Worsened Bloomberg / Craig Torres

ADP Employer Services Says U.S. Added 58,000 Jobs Bloomberg / Bob Willis

Housing dominates job cuts AP via CNN

Democrats to unveil foreclosure plan AP via Houston Chronicle / Alan Zibel

Deutsche Bank Says Net Rose on Tax, Asset-Sale Gains Bloomberg / Aaron Kirchfeld

Gold futures rise, as dollar trades mixed Marketwatch / Polya Lesova

Dollar Falls Against Euro Before Report on Services Industries Bloomberg / Bo Nielsen and Min Zeng

Oil prices hover over $80 level AP via Houston Chronicle / George Jahn

Chronic illness costs the economy more than $1 trillion a year San Francisco Chronicle / Victoria Colliver

House leader offers some hope on trade deals Reuters via Washington Post

Newsletters remain largely in cash, despite Dow's record high Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

Five themes for the 4th quarter Marketwatch / Todd Harrison

U.S. Notes Little Changed Before Services Industries Report Bloomberg / Wes Goodman

Dollar May Extend Gain on Forecasts Hiring Recovered Last Month Bloomberg / Kosuke Goto

Flipping Slows, but Landlords Continue to Raise Rents NY Times / Terry Pristin

Libor Floaters Sinking Bond Buyer / Matthew Posner

US needs ‘new vision’ for trade FT / Eoin Callan

Global Firms Barred From Running China Brokerages, People Say Bloomberg / Cathy Chan and Zhao Yidi

A Bank for the Masses Reaches for the Elite NY Times / Lynnley Browning

A September Sales Drop of 18.2% Ends Dismal 2007 Model Year for Ford NY Times / Nick Bunkley

Australia's Retail Sales Rise More-Than-Expected Bloomberg / Victoria Batchelor



US markets FT / Jamie Chisholm

Private-sector payrolls is the number to watch Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

Credit squeeze pushes ECB to peg rates FT / Ralph Atkins

$101 billion for ABN Amro: Biggest bank deal ever Marketwatch / John Letzing

Banks use discounts to tempt ‘vulture funds’ FT / James Mackintosh

Collector Pays $5M for Rare Gold Coin AP via Washington Post

Fed Rate Cut Skepticism Spreads From Bank Presidents Bloomberg / Scott Lanman and Steve Matthews

Government-backed mortgages return Tennessean / Naomi Snyder

New Bank of Canada governor named Globe and Mail / Heather Scoffield

To infinity and beyond The Economist

Bad-news bulls The Economist

The Skype hyper The Economist

Online brokers have never offered more Globe and Mail / Rob Carrick

Marketers hail the mobile phone as advertising's promised land The Economist

Canada: Bank again injects funds into money markets CP via Globe and Mail

Europe's next big globalisation row will be over trade with China The Economist

Industrial loan companies Federal Reserve Board / Scott G. Alvarez

Inflation Measurement and Price Volatility Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas / Richard W. Fisher

Upward pressure on food might linger, Dallas Fed's Fisher says Marketwatch / Greg Robb

Statement to the Chairman, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation on Industrial Loan Companies FDIC / John F. Bovenzi

Commercial paper market turns corner Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

Treasuries Rise After Initial Jobless Claims Exceed Forecast Bloomberg / Deborah Finestone and Sandra Hernandez

U.S. Commercial Paper Grows; First Gain Since August Bloomberg / Mark Pittman

SIFMA Supports Industrial Bank Ownership by Securities Firms SIFMA

European govt bonds jump after Trichet appears less hawkish on monetary policy AFX via Forbes

Jobs: Brace for more weakness CNN / Chris Isidore

U.S. Economy: Factory Orders Declined in August Bloomberg / Bob Willis

Mortgage rates ease slightly CNN

CO: Another home-market tumble Rocky Mountain News / John Rebchook

Traders Take Five / Mark Glassman

Stocks trade flat ahead of jobs report AP via Beaufort Gazette / Madlen Read

Michigan's Comic Strip Government Mirrors Detroit Bloomberg / Doron Levin

Fed calls on Congress to limit state-chartered unregulated banks AFX via Forbes

Poll: GOP voters skeptical of trade pacts Marketwatch / William L. Watts

Trichet Signals Interest-Rate Pause on Credit Rout Bloomberg / Gabi Thesing

Federal Reserve Events Reuters

Unemployment claims soar AP via CNN

Jobs Meltdown hits The Street NY Post / Paul Tharp

Jobs Report Might Show How Bad The Economy Is NY Post / John Crudele

Consumer spending confidence improves: Discover Marketwatch / Greg Robb

Wall St opens higher after data, oil drop Reuters

Giving borrowers a break LA Times / E. Scott Reckard

GA: Late mortgage payments skyrocket in Atlanta Atlanta Journal-Constitution / Peralte C. Paul

Analyst predicts bigger loss for Countrywide AP via CNN

DaimlerChrysler CEO Defends Name Change AP via Chicago Tribune / David McHugh

Marriott 3Q profit slips 7 percent AP via Houston Chronicle

U.S. taking aim at brokers LA Times / Jonathan Peterson

US commercial paper outstanding rises in week-Fed Reuters

CA: Rush to buy stem cell bonds Sacramento Bee / Jim Downing

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

Fourth straight drop for oil prices Chicago Sun Times

Beyond traditional FDIC coverage Marketwatch / Jennifer Openshaw

Prince Tears Up Weill Playbook, Forfeits Shareholder Returns Bloomberg / Joseph N. DiStefano

Bank of England, ECB hold rates steady AP via CNN

Bagehot Had Credit-Crunch Answers 130 Years Ago Bloomberg / Mark Gilber

To Relieve Congestion, Utilities May Bond More Bond Buyer / Humberto Sanchez

Bludgeoned by Blodget Marketwatch / David Weidner

U.S. 10-Year Yield Is Near Two-Week Low Before Factory Report Bloomberg / Wes Goodman

Mortgages For Those Who Lack Credit Data Washington Post / Dina ElBoghdady

MD: For Baltimore, Housing Slump Slows a Revival NY Times / Louis Uchitelle

Crude Oil Falls After Unexpected Increase in U.S. Stockpiles Bloomberg / Angela Macdonald-Smith

DC: Area Jobless Rate Is Lowest in U.S. Washington Post / Cecilia King

GOP looks to reclaim fiscal responsibility mantle Christian Science Monitor / Gail Russell Chaddock

Democrats Split on Ways to Ease Mortgage Crunch NY Times / Edmund L. Andrews

Clinton moves up in polls and money Christian Science Monitor / Linda Feldmann

Less Harm Than Feared at Largest German Bank NY Times / Mark Landler

Bank of England May Keep Key Rate Unchanged After Bank Panic Bloomberg / Svenja O'Donnell

ECB May Leave Rate at Six-Year High to Assess Credit, Euro Bloomberg / Gabi Thesing

Australian and N.Z. Dollars Fall as U.S. Rate Cut Bets Trimmed Bloomberg / Emma O'Brien and David McIntyre

UK: Call for Bank to follow the Fed’s lead with a cut in interest rates London Times


Financial Stability and the Federal Reserve Federal Reserve Board / Kevin Warsh

Anatomy of a Fabulous Fed Flip-Flop National Review / Larry Kudlow

A Democratic President May Be Bad for Economy / Donald Luskin

FDIC to mortgage servicers: Freeze ARM rates CNN / Jeanne Sahadi

Fed funds futures see odds of October rate cut at 44 pct, down from 72 pct prior AFX via Forbes

Jobs data eases pressure for Fed Oct rate cut Reuters / Chris Reese

The Fed is done, Kohn hints Marketwatch

Relative Comparisons and Economics: Empirical Evidence Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Bond prices extend drop in post-jobs selloff Reuters

U.S. Treasury wants wider GSE oversight – document Reuters

Consumer borrowing jumps at fastest pace in 3 months AP via Houston Chronicle

Food, especially, pushes up inflation in Chile The Economist

Holiday retail: More chill than cheer CNN / Parija B. Kavilanz

Are There Too Many Dollar Bears? Euro Pacific via Safehaven / Peter Schiff

Stocks end higher as slowdown fears cool AP via Denver Post / Tim Paradis

Wall Street Basks Forbes / Steve Schaefer

Friday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Microsoft moves into health care The Economist

Googling For Dollars Forbes / Evelyn M. Rusl

Sears stock rises on large share purchase by activist investor AP via Chicago Tribune

Chicago office market strong ... for now Chicago Tribune Susan Diesenhouse

CO: Denver area homeowners waiting before selling Denver Post / Margaret Jackson

Still Constructive on the Global Economy, but … Morgan Stanley / Stephen Jen and Charles St-Arnaud

Lessons from the US for the UK Morgan Stanley / David Miles

U.S. Economy: Payrolls Expand in September After August Gain Bloomberg / Joe Richter

Fight the Fed...Sometimes via Safehaven / Ed Bugos

US Stagflation, Global De-Coupling and the Dollar Morgan Stanley / Stephen Jen and Luca Bindelli 

Google to join the $700 club CNN / Paul R. La Monica

Web Ad $$ Still Flying NY Post / Holly M. Sanders

Economic Outlook Federal Reserve Board / Donald L. Kohn

Traders pare Fed rate-cut view after Sept payrolls Reuters

Washington Mutual Says Third-Quarter Profit Fell 75% Bloomberg / Erik Schatzker and Elizabeth Hester

Life and debt in suburbia Money via CNN / Stephen Gandel

Swaps Are Free Market Enemy, Says Ex-Bond Regulator Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

Bonds fall after solid Sept jobs data Reuters

Moody's Weighs In on Default Battle / Stephen Taub

U.S. Treasuries Decline After August Job Loss Revised to a Gain Bloomberg / Sandra Hernandez and Deborah Finestone

US junk bond funds report $221 mln net inflow –AMG Reuters

Shocking! Some U.S. Officials Fly First Class Bloomberg / John M. Berry

Wall Street heading for higher open on jobs data Reuters / Caroline Valetkevitch

Wall Street Hopes The Worst Is Over Forbes / Liz Moyer

Dollar strengthens against euro AP via Houston Chronicle / Matt Moore

Gold Is a Bad Hedge, Questionable Investment Bloomberg / Michael R. Sesit

Crude oil falls further after jobs Marketwatch / Nick Godt

Jobless Rate Climbs to 4.7 Percent AP via LA Times / Jeanne Aversa

A changing Fidelity hires top JP Morgan exec Boston Herald / Jay Fitzgerald

Barclays abandons ABN Amro offer BBC News

Bill Clinton considers role if Hillary elected president Reuters

Homebuilders Liquidate Assets as Threat to Survival Spurs Sales Bloomberg / Bob Ivry

A rosy scenario for stock market, but will it last? Christian Science Monitor / Mark Trumbull

Time for Wall Street to recognize what a 'good' company is Marketwatch / Thomas Kostigen

Best long-term market timing newsletters still charging ahead Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

U.S. Hiring Probably Rebounded in September on Government Jobs Bloomberg / Joe Richter

Dallas Fed chief warns on inflation FT / Krishna Guha

Treasuries Head for Second Weekly Gain Before Employment Report Bloomberg / Wes Goodman

CA: It’s Quality, Not Quantity Bond Buyer / Rich Saskal

In first test, Congress narrows scope of ethics reform Christian Science Monitor / Gail Russell Chaddock

Can a Plucky U.S. Economy Surmount $80 Oil? NY Times / Michael M. Grynbaum

China Enjoys Ben-Carry Trade Thanks to Bernanke Bloomberg / William Pesek

Dollar Set for Weekly Gain; U.S. Payrolls May Dim Rate-Cut Odds Bloomberg / Kosuke Goto and Ron Harui

Australian and N.Z. Dollars Gain as Spread With U.S. May Widen Bloomberg / Emma O'Brien and David McIntyre

South Korean Won to Gain on North Links, Says Morgan Stanley Bloomberg / Jake Lee


Utah housing: Braking, not broke Salt Lake Tribune / Lesley Mitchell

Shoppers to get the lead out Denver Post / Al Lewis

US jobs figure that triggered Fed's rate cut 'was a mistake' Independent / Stephen Foley

WA: Home prices take rare tumble Tacoma News Tribune / Devona Wells

U.S. stocks to rise next week with earnings on tap Marketwatch / Nick Godt

Freeze is on at giant hedge fund NY Post / Roddy Boyd

US In a Slow Motion Recession Due to Housing Market Bubble Bust Thoughts From The Frontline via Market Oracle / John Mauldin

Boom, Bust in Area Beset by Foreclosures AP via Baltimore Sun / Adam Geller

'Nevermind': US job growth firm after revisions AFP and Google

Goldman Sachs targets hedge funds Telegraph / Ben Harrington

$20B worth of subprime pain CNN / David Ellis

Job-growth numbers allay fears of recession LA Times / Maura Reynolds and Walter Hamilton

Rate cut less likely after revision Chicago Tribune / William Sluis

The kid who grew up to run the Fed Globe and Mail / William Robson

U.S. Stocks Rise for Week; S&P 500 Rallies to Record Bloomberg / Nick Baker

Talk of sale lifts Yahoo NY Post / Peter Lauria

Waiting on troubled times LA Times / Tom Petruno

U.S. Treasuries Decline After Unexpected Growth in Employment Bloomberg / Sandra Hernandez

Dollar Rises Most Against Yen in More Than Year on U.S. Growth Bloomberg / Bo Nielsen and Min Zeng



MI: House hunters find "buyer's paradise" in Detroit Reuters / Nick Carey

Housing: That sinking feeling Business Week via MSNBC / Mara Der Hovanesian and Christopher Palmeri

Countrywide puts spotlight on use of incentives AP via San Antonio Express Courier / Kelley Shannon

US Homebuilders in Desperation As Housing Bust Continues Market Oracle / David Shvartsman

KS: Wichita less affected by lending crisis Wichita Eagle / Dan Voorhis

Hoping to Keep the Fight Alive Washington Post / Shailagh Murray

Fewer lawsuits charge securities fraud USA Today / Edward Iwata

Not all interest rate cuts are created equal St. Louis Post Dispatch / David Nicklaus

Banks offer deals to shift debt FT

Commodities bull story relies heavily on guesswork FT / Tony Jackson

Why Not Shift the Burden to Big Spenders? NY Times / Robert H. Frank

Rough climb for market Baltimore Sun / Laura Smitherman

Mortgage slump hits home decor industry AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer / Ieva M. Augstums

For Schools, Lottery Payoffs Fall Short NY Times / Ron Stocdghill and Ron Nixon

OH: Can we compete? Cincinnati Enquirer / John Eckberg

Greenspan: Chances of recession 'less than 50-50' Chicago Tribune / Mark Silva

Economic reports too often evoke manic reaction Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Gregory M. Drahuschak

Retail sales to show how consumers are holding up Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

Retail Sales Probably Slowed in September: U.S. Economy Preview Bloomberg / Shobhana Chandra

Some finding selves up in ARMs McClatchy via Clarion Ledger / Joe Estrella

It's a KB Home world, after all? Chicago Tribune / Mary Umberger

Will weak dollar be boon or drag on US? Seattle Times / Drew DeSilver

When it’s metal, even scrap is precious World market raises value of copper, aluminum, more Tacoma News Tribune / Kelly Kearsley

PA: Valley's economy is bright, with low unemployment and relatively low inflation Allentown Morning Call / Gregory Karp

New Fund Flavors, New Risks Wall Street Journal / Ian Salisbury

Pendulum Swings Back to 'Growth' Funds Wall Street Journal / Jaclyne Badal

California, here it comes: Wachovia is expanding San Diego Union Tribune / Mike Freeman

Barclays boss: RBS overpaid for ABN Amro Guardian – Observer / Ruth Sunderland

EU to discuss economic slowdown in U.S. AP via Beaufort Gazette / Aoife White

The Boy Behind the Global Theories NY Times / Stephen Kotkin

Wal-Mart's urban expansion plan, and stock, fall short Chicago Tribune / Sandra M. Jones

An Overstretched Market David’s Stock Market Chartmentary via Safehaven / David Yu

The Money Game and the Mind Game at Sallie Mae NY Times / Andrew Ross Sorkin

At Some Funds, a Gender Communication Gap Marketwatch via NY Times / Mark Hulbert

FL: State's dearth of high-paying jobs leaves graduates with tough choice South Florida Sun Sentinel / Harriet Johnson Brackey

PA: Adelphia's $30 million 'Taj Mahal' up for sale AP via Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Genaro C. Armas

Time to exit bond bunker? LA Times / Tom Petruno

If You Buy, You Might Pay Dearly Washington Post / Martha M. Hamilton

Dressing through the dollar collapse Chicago Tribune / Susan Chandler


Greenspan Was Never a Republican - He Was an Opportunist Safehaven / Fred Sheehan

Weak dollar FT / John Authers

Profit Views Show Toll Of Credit Crisis, But Not For Long? Investors Business Daily / Ed Carson

Treasury Secretary Paulson earns praise for calming markets McClatchy / Kevin G. Hall

Review and Preview Morgan Stanley / Ted Wieseman

3Q stocks report: Markets back to freewheeling ways Chicago Tribune / Bill Barnhart

Bull rides into fifth anniversary USA Today / Matt Krantz

MN: Houses still sell ... if the price is right St. Paul Pioneer Press / Jennifer Bjorhus

EU: Risks to Growth and Rates on the Downside Morgan Stanley / Elga Bartsch

S&L ghosts hover over housing Dallas Morning News / Scott Burns

Who's Running the Fed? Seeking Alpha / Mijka Samora

Crude Oil Falls More Than $2 as Dollar Rebounds, Demand Slips Bloomberg / Mark Shenk

Crude falls to near $79 a barrel AP via Houston Chronicle

Australian dollar hits 23-year high against US FT / Virginia Marsh

Fuel, grain prices spur food price hikes AP via Houston Chronicle / Lauren Villagran

Stocks Finish Flat / Mark Glassman

Wall Street slides along with falling gold, oil prices Marketwatch / Kate Gibson

Let's Make A Deal Forbes / Andrew Farrell

Investors, Don't Follow the Herd / Jonathan Hoenig

Goldman Record Year Shows New Wall Street in Shakeout Bloomberg / Christine Harper and Jenny Strasburg

Barclays' bid failure leaves growth under threat Marketwatch / Simon Kennedy

Flagging debt markets perk up CNN / Grace Wong

SIFMA Issues Recommended Control Objectives for Asset Managers’ SAS 70 Reports SIFMA

Celebration's a little early AP via Philadelphia Inquirer / Rachel Beck

Stocks Turn South, But On Lower Volume Investors Business Daily / Alan R. Elliott

Records fall in Shanghai, Sydney Marketwatch / V. Phani Kumar

Banks' $19 billion parody Philadelphia Inquirer / Larry Jilk

RBS secures takeover of ABN Amro BBC News

Gold Break Out Expected As US Dollar Crashes Through Major Support Market Oracle / Clive Maund

The US Economy's Bubble: Casting the Runes Brookes News via Safehaven / Gerard Jackson

MA: Gov’s goal: Get new owners into foreclosed homes fast Boston Herald / Scott Van Voorhis

FL: Key West considers using containers for housing Key West Citizen via Miami Herald / Mandy Bolen

Rising Costs Plague Navy's Shipbuilding Program Washington Post / Zachary A. Goldfarb

26-year-old woman is China's richest person AP via USA Today / Joe McDonald

Canada: Trade deficit an 'industrial nightmare,' CAW warns Globe and Mail / Greg Keenan

Rate cut? Who needs one? AP via Cincinnati Enquirer / Joe Bel Bruno

Monday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Housing costs, low wages lead to rise in homeless families AP via Baltimore Sun / Pat Eaton-Robb

CO: Affordable apartment vacancies fall below 5 percent Rocky Mountain News / John Rebchook

Dollar higher vs. yen, euro with Europe in focus Marketwatch / Lisa Twaronite

Weak Dollar Boosts Growth Without Fueling Inflation Bloomberg / Matthew Benjamin and Vivien Lou Chen

Gold falls as dollar advances Marketwatch / Nick Godt

Oil under $80 on dollar, supply, growth worries Marketwatch / Nick Godt

Poor Greenspan Was `Sicced' on Mobil Pay Board Bloomberg / Graef Crystal

The hidden risks in bonds Fortune via CNN / Bethany McLean

Google shares hit $600 Reuters

Is Apple losing some of its shine? LA Times / Glenn Koenig

U.S. Stock Market Stumble Presaged by S&P 500 Options Bloomberg / Jeff Kearns and Michael Tsang

Wave of earnings data due to begin AP via LA Times

Sprint Nextel, Vonage Settle Patent-Infringement Litigation Bloomberg / Jeff St.Onge

The American Dream turns into a debtor's nightmare LA Times / Jennifer Delson and and Christopher Goffard

U.S. Housing Decline Reveals Winners and Losers Bloomberg / John F. Wasik

Hillary Clinton Reigns as Queen of Federal Pork Bloomberg / Kevin Hassett

Car Dealer Tactics on the New-Home Lot Washington Post / Nancy Trejos

What Citigroup didn't say Marketwatch / Herb Greenberg

Golden years for Harry Schultz Marketwatch / Peter Brimelow

The $75 Million Woman Washington Post / Matthew Mosk

Shanghai, regional indexes hit record highs Marketwatch / V. Phani Kumar

China's net crude oil imports up 18.1% in first eight months AFP and AP via Taipei Times

Fed test: will it adjust in time if inflation stirs? MoneyWeb and Wall Street Journal / Sudeep Reddy

Goldman Record Income Shows New Wall Street in Market Shakeout Bloomberg / Christine Harper and Jenny Strasburg

Asian Stocks Rise to Record on U.S. Jobs Report; BHP Climbs Bloomberg / Chen Shiyin

Oil Poised for Quarterly Drop as Price Gap to Gasoline Widens Bloomberg / Mark Shenk

Yen Falls as Gain in Stocks Spurs Confidence in Carry Trades Bloomberg / Ron Harui and David McIntyre

Aussie Set to Follow Loonie to Parity as Rates Rise Bloomberg / Wes Goodman

Russia: Inflation Target in Trouble as Consumer Prices Rise by 0.8% Reuters via Moscow Times


The IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index Investors Business Daily

America, The New Class-Society Forbes / Paul Maidment

Subprime questions hinder mortgage security valuations FT / Saskia Scholtes

Diligent, dull and political FT / Martin Wolf

Managers may misreport returns, study says Marketwatch / Alistair Barr

Real Estate in the U.S. Economy Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis / William Poole

Economy not worsening but still fragile: Fed's Poole Reuters

Fed's Yellen keeping an open mind on policy Reuters / Ros Krasny

Inflation Worries? Not For Fed, Which Focuses On Growth Investors Business Daily / Scott Stoddard

TREASURIES-Slip in Asia on Fed rate uncertainty, stock rise Reuters

MBA Debuts Foreclosure Prevention Resource Center Mortgage Bankers Association

This week, Wachovia goes coast to coast Charlotte News and Observer / Rick Rothacker

Paulson: The Treasury secretary of calm McClatchy via Miami Herald / Kevin G. Hall

Thompson debuts in GOP debate, but no one dominates McClatchy / Steven Thomma

AP Poll: Unease grows over US economy AP via Houston Chronicle / Alan Fram

Bonds for newborns won't raise a nation of savers Marketwatch / Thomas Kostigen

Fund investors have wisely stopped 'performance surfing' Marketwatch / Chuck Jaffe

Sydney, Seoul extend record runs Marketwatch / V. Phani Kumar

Soothsayers don’t like this deranged bull Telegraph / Ambrose Evans-Pritchard

U.S. politicians wrapped in protectionist flag Globe and Mail / Barbara McKenna

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

Minutes of Federal Open Market Committee, September 18, 2007 Federal Reserve Board

Fed Left Plans for Further Cuts Dependent on Data Bloomberg / Craig Torres

FOMC minutes show unity on rate cut FT / Krishna Guha

Fed Drops Hawk Talk The Street / Liz Rappaport

Fed explains the big rate cut CNN / Paul R. La Monica

Fed Minutes: Rate Cut in Sept. "Prudent" AP via Forbes / Jeannine Aversa

Hedge-Fund Manager Wace Sees Stock-Price `Explosion' Bloomberg / Elisa Martinuzz

Dow, S&P break records CNN / Alexandra Twin

Stocks Bounce on Fed Rate Cut Hope AP via Chicago Tribune / Joe Bel Bruno

Sprint Nextel's CEO Forsee resigns Marketwatch / Jeffry Bartash and John Letzing

Dollar erases gains as investors digest Fed minutes Marketwatch / Lisa Twaronite

Oil prices jump after report that global demand will grow AP via Houston Chronicle

Oil settles above $80 AP via CNN

Republicans Shudder as Economic Slowdown Adds to 2008 Concerns Bloomberg / Catherine Dodge and Matthew Benjamin

Thompson Says During Debate He Doesn't Expect a U.S. Recession Bloomberg / Kristin Jensen and Matthew Benjamin

A Reverse Minsky Journey Pimco / Paul McCulley

Bonds rise slightly in wait for Fed minutes Reuters / Chris Reese

Defaults to rise if credit squeeze persists -S&P Reuters / Elena Moya

The credit crisis: why it is still too early to relax FT / George Magnus

Will the FOMC Minutes Point to Another Interest Rate Cut? Fox News / Mark Lieberman

Thornburg Mortgage says loss widens; shares fall Reuters / Al Yoon

Google continues gains, leading tech shares up Marketwatch / Dan Gallagher

Tuesday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

AT&T to pay $2.5 billion for airwaves, spectrum is in valuable 700 MHz range Marketwatch / Jeffry Bartash

U.S. stocks climb as earnings begin Marketwatch / Kate Gibson

Earnings Hopes Lift Dow / Mark Glassman

G-7 to meeting in Washington on Oct. 19, U.S. Treasury says Marketwatch / Greg Robb

Europe's hold-out The Economist

Chicago Wal-Mart generates nearly $60 million in first year Chicago Tribune / Sandra M. Jones

Most of U.S. warmer than normal this winter Reuters

Treasuries Little Changed as Traders Reduce Bets on Fed Cut Treasuries / Sandra Hernandez and Lukanyo Mnyanda

Ambac, MBIA Lure Muni Investors Unfazed by Subprime Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

Who’s Ben Chatting With About The Economy NY Post / John Crudele

To ease or not to ease? Marketwatch / Dr. Irwin Kellner

U.S. Retail Sales Rise at Slowest Pace in Five Months Bloomberg / Heather Burke

Oil prices fall below $79 AP via Houston Chronicle / George Jahn

Heating Costs to Jump This Winter AP via Houston Chronicle / John Wilen

StoneRidge: Don't Look For A Landmark Ruling Forbes / Brian Wingfield

Waves on mutual fund charts often a rough ride Marketwatch via Tacoma News Tribune / Chuck Jaffe

MSRB Wants Muni-Edgar, GFOA May Not Rule It Out Bond Buyer / Andrew Ackerman

A Bank Bet on Condos, but Buyers Want Out NY Times / Christine Haughney

Big banks dump the risk on investors Marketwatch / David Weidner

Sallie Mae Sues to Force a Buyout NY Times / Andrew Ross Sorkin and Michael J. de la Merced

Stealthily, Stores Start Christmas in October NY Times / Michael Barbaro and Stuart Elliott

Dollar Trades Near 2-Week High Versus Euro on Fed Rate Outlook Bloomberg / Stanley White and David McIntyre

Wheat Falls for Fourth Day on Speculation Demand May Be Slowing Bloomberg / Madelene Pearson

Buyout Firms to Avoid a Tax Hike Washington Post / Jeffrey H. Birnbaum

The Gathering Greens Daily Standard / Irwin M. Stelzer

UK: Inflationary fears hint at no cut in interest rates Scotsman / Nick Bevens

Treasuries Fueled by Petrodollars as Mideast Investments Rise Bloomberg / Daniel Kruger

U.S. 10-Year Yield Near 2-Week High as Bets for Rate Cut Wane Bloomberg / Wes Goodman

IMF sees little hope of US revival London Times / Gary Duncan

UK: Hopes of early rates cut hurt by rising inflationary pressure London Times / Gabriel Rozenberg

BOJ May Keep Rates Unchanged as Small Firms' Confidence Wanes Bloomberg / Mayumi Otsuma



A house is many things, but not an investment St. Louis Post Dispatch / Jack Naudi

Tax headaches arise as extended filing deadline nears AP via Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Joyce M. Rosenberg

No job for life The Economist

ASF Supports Reimbursement of Borrower Counseling Expenses in Mortgage Securitizations; Reaffirms Loan Modification Guidelines SIFMA

How to prevent a rout of the declining dollar FT / Jeffrey Garten

U.S. Affects a Strong Silence on Its Weak Currency NY Times / Edmund L. Andrews

Qwest shares drop on downgrade Denver Post / Andy Vuong

Costco at record high after beating net estimates Marketwatch / Andria Cheng

Bull market? FT / John Authers

How a freshman senator got something big done McClatchy / David Goldstein

TX: Despite housing slump, construction jobs keep rising San Antonio Express Courier / Creighton A. Welch

Bank of Japan seen holding rates steady Marketwatch / Chris Oliver

UK: Prospects of rate cut by Christmas recede Guardian / Angela Balakrishnan

A Discrete Choice Model of Dividend Reinvestment Plans: Classification and Prediction Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta / Thomas P. Boehm and Ramon P. DeGennaro

Asymmetric Expectation Effects of Regime Shifts and the Great Moderation Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta / Zheng Liu, Daniel F. Waggoner, and Tao Zha

Financial Update Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

A Hard Day’s Knight: The Global Financial Market Confronts Uncertainty, Not Just Risk (and the Difference is Important) Pimco / Richard H. Clarida

Thomson to Sell TradeWeb Stake to Securities Firms, Person Says Bloomberg / Shannon D. Harrington and Elizabeth Hester

Treasury Two-Year Note Yields Hold Near Five-Week High on Fed Bloomberg / Sandra Hernandez and Deborah Finestone

Treasurys gain on economic uncertainty AP via CNN

Chrysler Reaches UAW Agreement, Ends 6-Hour Strike Bloomberg / John Lippert

Countrywide help for borrowers falls short, critics say CNN / Jeanne Sahadi

Greenspan: Credit crunch hitting economy Reuters via MSNBC

Fed rate cuts don't reduce high CD yields Detroit Free Press / Susan Tompor

Economy's early warnings Chicago Tribune / Gail MarksJarvis

Existing home sales expected to drop 10.8% AP via CNN

Hedge funds group urges transparency FT / James Mackintosh

Chrysler Workers Walk Out Forbes / Andrew Farrell

Wednesday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Breweries in historic deal Rocky Mountain News / Roger Fillion

Banks can help in times of distress: Rosengren Marketwatch / Greg Robb

Goldman's CDO, CLO Holdings Plummet 53 Percent in Third Quarter Bloomberg / Christine Harper and Sebastian Boyd

Industrial, precious metals prices rally AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer / Lauren Villagran

Oil Fluctuates As Traders Seek Direction AP via Orlando Sentinel / John Wilen

TN: Nashville-area home sales drop 25% Tennessean / Chas Sisk

White House forms mortgage industry coalition AP via MSNBC

Gov't proposes buying thousands of homes on Miss. coast, using land for flood protection AP via San Diego Union Tribune / Michael Kunzelman

Recent Developments in Real Estate, Financial Markets, and the Economy Federal Reserve Bank of Boston / Eric S. Rosengren

Fed Rosengren:weaker dlr is potential inflation concern Reuters

Rewards come to those who wait for companies to run into trouble LA Times / Walter Hamilton

Home Crisis Worse NY Post / Paul Tharp

MBA Study Shows Mortgage Industry Production Profits Fell in 2006 Mortgage Bankers Association

U.S. MBA's Mortgage Applications Index Rose 2.4% Last Week Bloomberg / Shobhana Chandra

Mortgage Applications Increase In Latest MBA Weekly Survey Mortgage Bankers Association

Realtors Group Lowers Sales Forecast AP via Baltimore Examiner

U.S. Stock-Index Futures Drop; Alcoa, Valero Shares Fall Bloomberg / Adria Cimino and Eric Martin

Death Wish 3' Stars FASB in Stock-Option Redux Bloomberg / Jonathan Weil

TREASURIES-Bonds ease as traders mull Fed holding rates steady Reuters / Chris Reese

Bank Credit Risk Drops to Three-Month Low, Default Swaps Show Bloomberg / Kabir Chibber

Dollar falls against euro AP via Houston Chronicle

Think oil can't go higher? Think again Fortune via CNN / Eugenia Levenson

Both Sides Ready for a Court Battle Over Sallie Mae's Soured Buyout Washington Post / David Cho

Free speech could lead to online disconnect LA Times / David Lazarus

State budgets tenuous heading into '08 / Pamela M. Prah

Working families need help to afford the basics Marketwatch / Ruth Mantell

Wall Street vs. the Middle Class Lew Rockwell / Gary North

Economists cut 2008 forecasts for U.S. growth Reuters via Washington Post

Still a bit skittish of the bull market Christian Science Monitor / Martin Skala

Fed Signals No Rush to Reduce Rates Again as Economy Expands Bloomberg / Craig Torres

Fed Is Vague on Timing; Stocks Jump NY Times / Michael M. Grynbaum

Calyon Trader Fired for $353 Million Loss Says He's No Rogue Bloomberg / Pierre Paulden, Jacqueline Simmons and Hamish Risk

Locals left behind by Mexico beach boom Christian Science Monitor / Sara Miller Llana

Co-Founder of Skype Defends Its Value NY Times / Victoria Shannon

Two Hours, Nine Candidates, and Almost Nothing New Washington Post / Steven Pearlstein

Free Trade and Low Taxes Star in Republican Debate Washington Post / Michael D. Shear and Dan Balz

A Shift in Bush's Trade Politics Washington Post / Neil Irwin

Oil Prices Dip in Asia AP via Washington Post

Singapore's GDP Growth Beats Estimates in 3rd Quarter Bloomberg / Shamim Adam

Japan Needs Fewer Beauty Queens, More Pioneers Bloomberg / William Pesek

Australian Consumer Sentiment Slips on Oil, Turmoil Bloomberg / Victoria Batchelor

New Zealand's August Retail Sales Probably Rose 0.4% Bloomberg / Tracy Withers


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

The balance of power in credit markets is finally shifting The Economist

IL: Bank competition tightens in Chicago Chicago Tribune / Becky Yerak

Shake-Up At Citigroup Forbes / Liz Moyer

There May Be an Out for Some Subprime Borrowers Bloomberg / John M. Berry

NY: Long Island housing market takes another hit Newsday / Jonathan Starkey

ECB's Weber Says Interest Rates May Need to Become Restrictive Bloomberg / Gabi Thesing

It's a Wonderful Mess The Economist

JPMorgan to Layoff Employees in Fixed Income Units, Person Says Bloomberg / Elizabeth Hester

Wheat prices surge to daily maximum AP via Houston Chronicle / Lauren Villagran

Techs Stumble In Late Trade Investors Business Daily / Vincent Mao

Wall Street falls sharply after rising to new highs Marketwatch / Kate Gibson and Nick Godt

Nordstrom, J.C. Penney Sales Trail Analyst Estimates Bloomberg / Heather Burke

The giant on the runway The Economist

Few lenders are willing to make mortgage modifications, survey says San Francisco Chronicle / Carolyn Said

MD: Area home sales plunge 30% from September 2006 Baltimore Sun / Jamie Smith Hopkins

How kind, or not The Economist

Markets, Financial Institutions, and Consumers: The Roles of the Federal Reserve Federal Reserve Board / Randall S. Kroszner

Fed cut rates to offset credit crunch: Kroszner Reuters

Market SOS To The SEC NY Post / John Crudele

Ten-Year Treasury Notes Yield Most Versus TIPS in Three Weeks Bloomberg / Lukanyo Mnyanda

Golub, New Bear Strategist, Sees S&P 500 at 1,700 Bloomberg / Jeff Kearns and Michael Patterson

Thursday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

GM shares jump 5% after union members ratify deal Marketwatch / Shawn Langlois

U.S. deficit falls to $163 billion in fiscal 2007: Treasury Marketwatch /William L. Watts

Oil futures jump after supply data show drawdown Marketwatch / Myra P. Saefong & Lisa Twaronite,

Oil hits $83 on inventory report AP via Charlotte Observer / John Wilen

MA: Housing not affordable Boston Herald / Jerry Kronenberg

MA: More to face loss of home in Mass. Boston Herald / Jerry Kronenberg

Canada: No more water and trees; economy is all about oil and minerals now Globe and Mail / John Partridge

Rupee hits its highest value in nearly a decade AP via Allentown Morning Call / Rajesh Mahapatra

Global interest rates in 2007 Reuters

Home Foreclosures Doubled in September on Loan Rates Bloomberg / Dan Levy

Countrywide Says Bad Mortgages Rise, New Loans Fall Bloomberg / David Mildenberg

Beazer to Restate Earnings After Mortgage Unit Probe Bloomberg / Brian Louis

New role for Boston Fed Boston Globe / Steven Syre

Greenspan sees U.S. economic toll from credit crunch Reuters / Pedro Nicolaci da Costa

Retailers Report Sluggish September Sales AP via LA Times / Anne D’Innocenzio

Weekly jobless claims fall to 308,000 Marketwatch / Robert Schroeder

Trade Deficit Level Hits 7-Month Low AP via LA Times / Martin Crutsinger

Bonds fall on stock futures, lower jobless claims Reuters

U.S. Stock-Index Futures Rise; Wal-Mart Rallies on Forecast Bloomberg / Eric Martin

Safeway profit up 12%, in line with street views Marketwatch / Matt Andrejczak

Wall St giants reveal credit squeeze effect FT / Ben White

Why 'lazy' Fred Thompson may have a shot Fortune via CNN / David Whitford

Gold hits 28-year peak Reuters / Veronica Brown

Red hot global currencies CNN / David Ellis

Dollar falls against euro Reuters

Treasuries Little Changed; Report May Show Growth in Job Market Bloomberg / Wes Goodman

Morgan Stanley to Pay $7.5 Million Bond Buyer / Andrew Ackerman

Earnings season casts long shadow on rally Marketwatch / David Callaway

Stock Sales by Chief of Lender Questioned NY Times / Gretchen Morgenson

Asian Stocks Rise to a Record; China Shenhua, Mitsui O.S.K Gain Bloomberg / Chen Shiyin and Hanny Wan

Loving and leaving Sallie Marketwatch / David Weidner

UK: Would-be new buyers turn backs on market Telegraph / Edmund Conway

Bank of Korea Keeps Key Rate at Six-Year High of 5% Bloomberg / Kim Kyoungwha


Suburbs, urban areas share pain of mortgage crisis Wall Street Journal via Kansas City Star / Rick Brooks and Constance Mitchell Ford

Baby boomers seek early retirement; Social Security age may increase Dallas Morning News / Bob Moos

How Much is a Friend Worth? Directed Altruism and Enforced Reciprocity in Social Networks Federal Reserve Board / Stephen Leider, Markus M. Möbius, Tanya Rosenblat, and Quoc-Anh Do

Why a Weak US Dollar Hurts U.S. Manufacturers Euro Pacific via Market Oracle / Peter Schiff

Bush urges approval of trade pacts LA Times / John Hoeffel

GE 3Q Profit Up 14 Pct. on Strong Sales AP via Philadelphia Inquirer / John Christoffersen

Consumer Price Inflation Has Finally Arrived and Gold Will Have Its Day In the Sun Yet Ritterband Investment Management via Market Oracle / Greg Silberman

Red Hot Inflation Now Baked in the Crust As Investors Pile Into Commodities Bullion Vault via Market Oracle / Adrian Ash

U.S. Treasury Talks With Banks on Commercial Paper Bloomberg / Jesse Westbrook, Kevin Carmichael and Mark Pittman

Policymaker Roundtable Federal Reserve of San Francisco / Janet L. Yellen

September 2007 12L Economic Trends pdf Federal Reserve of San Francisco

The role of securitization in mortgage lending pdf Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago / Richard J. Rosen

Yes, We Have No Sell-Off Today Forbes / Steve Schaefer

U.S. Stocks Rise on Gain in Retail Sales; McDonald's Advances Bloomberg / Lynn Thomasson

Techs stoke stock rally CNN / Alexandra Twin

As Nasdaq nears 3,000, a fresh confidence prevails Marketwatch / Ben Pimentel

Squawk boxes The Economist

FL: Home buyers out there, but waiting for better deals, expert says South Florida Sun Sentinel / Paul Owers

CA: Bay Area home foreclosures triple in September San Francisco Chronicle

Why Gold Prices Will Keep Going Up / Donald Luskin

Gold, silver prices slip as dollar rebounds on strong retail sales, wholesale price inflation AP via San Diego Union Tribune / Lauren Villagran

Federal Reserve Events Reuters

U.S. Company Bond Sales Close in on $1 Trillion Mark Bloomberg / Fabio Alves and Sarah Rabil

Bond prices fall on rise in Sept retail sales Reuters / Chris Reese

Moody's may cut CDO ratings after subprime cuts Reuters

Leave it to Beazer: Lending Rules Breached / Stephen Taub

MD: Foreclosures soar Baltimore Sun / Jamie Smith Hopkins

Stores may have to go to clearance sales before Halloween to make room for yuletide merchandise Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Teresa F. Lindeman

U.S. Michigan Confidence Index Declined in October Bloomberg / Joe Richter

RBC sees Canada economy slowing, rate hike in '08 Reuters domain set for record sale FT / Ben Fenton

Retail data ease pressure on Fed FT / Eoin Callan in Washington

Lower State Sales Tax Receipts Signal Recession Reuters via NY Post

IRS giving back money, but many not taking it AP via LA Times

Soybean, corn futures climb on CBOT AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer

Oil price hovers near record high BBC News

Opening remarks To the Conference on John Taylor's Contributions to Monetary Theory and Policy Federal Reserve Board / Ben S. Bernanke

Big banks on the chopping block CNN / David Ellis

Treasurys fall in on retail sales surge AP via Houston Chronicle / Leslie Wines

Swaps Disenchantment's Cure Might Dwell in Lawsuits Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

Dow slips, then rebounds after sentiment report Reuters

Friday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Herd behavior is bringing back price gyrations Chicago Tribune / Bill Barnhart

Why Google should invest in Microsoft Fortune via CNN / David Kirkpatrick

U.S. Michigan Confidence Index Declined in October Bloomberg / Joe Richter

Retail sales beat forecasts but ... CNN / Parija B. Kavilanz

U.S. September Retail Sales Rise More Than Forecast Bloomberg / Shobhana Chandra



Exec: Janus had pact with 'timers' Rocky Mountain News / James Paton

Bush: Protectionism Will Cost U.S. Jobs AP via LA Times / Jennifer Loven

Rate Chasers Are Online and Moving Cash Quickly NY Times / Jane Birnbaum

Report Ranks Jobs by Rates of Depression AP via Chicago Tribune / Kevin Freking

Treasuries Fall as Minutes Suggest Fed in No Hurry to Cut Again Bloomberg / Deborah Finestone and Sandra Hernandez

U.S. Stocks Climb for 5th Straight Week on Outlook for Economy Bloomberg / Michael Patterson

Banks, Treasury discuss help for securities market Marketwatch

IRS probing mortgage securities: report Marketwatch

'Made in U.S.A.' stages a comeback AP via Dallas Fort Worth Star Telegram / Rachel Konrad

Telemarketer, cell phone rumors aren't true, feds say AP via Lansing State Journal / Christopher S. Rugaber

Wells Fargo & Co.'s new CEO says economy still strong despite housing slump Sacramento Bee / Dale Kasler

Mortgage rates up on jobs report AP via Contra Costa Times / Martin Crutsinger

Insurance for vacant houses can be dilemma Clarion Ledger / David P. Willis

Dollar Approaches Record Low Versus the Euro on Rate Outlook Bloomberg / Ye Xie

Social Security burden hits young, unborn-Treasury Reuters via LA Times


Hong Kong, China shares set intraday records Marketwatch / V. Phani Kumar

China craze continues, nervously Marketwatch / Peter Brimelow

Big oil getting squeezed on refining margins AP via CNN

Markets on alert for G7 shift on currency FT / Krishna Guha

US Dollar Bear Market Could Run for Many More Years Money and Markets via Market Oracle / Jack Crooks

A more competitive dollar is good for America FT / Martin Feldstein

US rate cut unlikely after retail boost AP via Scotsman / Martin Crutsinger

Big banks prepping $100B bailout fund AP via CNN

Once thought a sure bet, Fed rate cut is uncertain USA Today / Barbara Hagenbaugh

Hong Kong gains in unknown territory Marketwatch / Craig Stephen

Asian markets rise Reuters

Not all tech stocks really area tech stocks Marketwatch / Herb Greenberg

Hearing echoes of 1987 crash Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / Tom Saler

Wall Street to sift through earnings AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer / Madlen Read

Google skimps on its own advertising AP via Beaufort Gazette / Michael Liedtke

First 'lifecycle' ETFs aimed at long-term investors in 401(k) plans Marketwatch / John Spence

FL: Loan defaults in the area topped $1 billion over six months Palm Beach Post / Pat Beall

Bay Area counties trim taxes as home prices fall San Francisco Chronicle / Kathleen Pender

CA: Uninsured homeowners on shaky ground Long Beach Press Telegram / Barbara Correa

Getting Around Rules on Lobbying Washington Post / Elizabeth Williamson

Nothing fazing markets this October Globe and Mail / Brian Milner

Markets are more robust 20 years after '87 crash St. Louis Post Dispatch / David Nicklaus

As it turns 10, what will MarketWatch's future be under Murdoch? San Francisco Chronicle / Dan Fost

Canada: Markets wonder what's next? Reuters via Globe and Mail / Scott Anderson

Tidy sum in bank? Keep up with FDIC Baltimore Sun via Orlando Sentinel / Eileen Ambrose

A full agenda awaits at G7 meeting this week Reuters via Globe and Mail / Emily Kaiser

All that's gold does not glitter Bloomberg via Allentown Morning Call / Michael Sesit

Nobel Prizes Look to Economics AP via Palm Beach Post / Matt Moore and Karl Ritter

Treasury Sales May Rise 50 Percent as Deficit Suddenly Swells Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton

Housing Starts May Drop to 12-Year Low: U.S. Economy Preview Bloomberg / Shobhana Chandra

Housing, CPI take back seat to Fed chatter Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

Beyond Tupperware: Millions of home-based businesses flourish in U.S. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel via Seattle Times / Conning Chu

What global governments think of U.S. dollar is crucial Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Gregory M. Drahuschak

Yuan, Rupee Rise at Record Pace as China, India Fight Inflation Bloomberg / Bo Nielsen

Market boom took time ... so will bounce Chicago Tribune / Mary Umberger

Condo buyers' cold feet give bank a headache NY Times via South Florida Sun Sentinel / Christine Haughney

Twenty years after NY Post / Suzanne McGee

It’s Not Déjà Vu All Over Again NY Post / Terry Keenan

Something's rotten among Apple's core of fans Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Michelle Quinn

Internet portals reach out AP via Philadelphia Inquirer / Anick Jesdanun

Medical costs put families on edge LA Times / David Lazarus

Clinton: Let taxpayers 'rescue' 401(k) Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Jack Markowitz

TX: Rising tax bills make challenges inevitable Dallas Fort Worth Star Telegram / Mitchell Schnurman

Sniffles That Precede a Recession NY Times / Robert J. Shiller

Greenspan Shrugged NY Times / Michael Kinsley

Sweetening Home Sales Wall Street Journal / Amy Hoak

A Global View Helps Industrial REITs NY Times / Vivian Marino

Banks May Pool Billions to Stop Securities Sell-off NY Times / Eric Dash

UK: The lessons of Black Monday Guardian – Observer / Heather Stewart

An Aging Bull Can Still Be a Raging Bull US News and World Report via NY Times / Paul J. Lim

A Pause to Recall the 1987 Crash NY Times / Conrad De Aenlle

Projecting Standard Deductions for 2008 Wall Street Journal / Tom Herman

Some States Consider Leasing Their Lotteries NY Times / Nelson D. Schwartz and Ron Dixon

RBS faces bigger battle after winning fight for ABN Amro Guardian – Observer / Heather Connon

ETF Lifecycle Funds: Low Fees, Tax Efficient Wall Street Journal / Eleanor Laise

Enjoying Life Outside the Bubble NY Times / Nelson D. Schwartz

For Emerging Markets, a Move Toward Maturity NY Times / Conrad De Aenlle


MLEC - Trying to Turn a Sows Ear into a Silk Purse? Northern Trust via Safehaven / Paul Kasriel

Feds says home-sale commissions up 23% since ’98 Orange County Register / Jonathan Lansner

Shanghai, Hong Kong defy trend, set intraday records Marketwatch / Moming Zhou

Credit crisis to shape IMF forecast BBC News / Andrew Walker

Recession forecast isn't clear Dallas Morning News / Pamela Yip

IL: Real estate firms go back to school Chicago Tribune / Ann Meyer

Playing The Market Forbes / Matthew Kirdahy

A theory that's as simple as pie Globe and Mail / Heather Scoffield

Can Fox Win Its Frontal Assault Against CNBC? NY Times / Bill Carter

The Recent Financial Turmoil and its Economic and Policy Consequences Federal Reserve Board / Ben S. Bernanke

Market fog hasn't lifted on outlook: Bernanke Marketwatch / Greg Robb

Bernanke Says Housing to Remain `Drag' on U.S. Growth Bloomberg / Craig Torres and Vivien Lou Chen

Bernanke: Economic outlook remains 'uncertain' USA Today / Sue Kirchhoff

Bernanke says housing slump will be drag on economy AP via Houston Chronicle

Bernanke says Fed cut aimed at 'doing more sooner' to limit economic damage AFX via Forbes

Goodbye subprime, hello FHA CNN / Jeanne Sahadi

You'll have to jump through hoops to get mortgage terms changed Marketwatch / Gail Liberman and Alan Lavine

Stocks get slammed CNN / Alexandra Twin

Dow slips below 14,000 Chicago Tribune Bill Barnhart

Tax Hikes Won’t Fix Social Security National Review / Cesar V. Conda

Yuan, Rupee Rise at Record Pace in Fight on Inflation Bloomberg / Bo Nielsen

Slumping dollar puts G7 back in spotlight Marketwatch / Greg Robb

Marc Lackritz, SIFMA CEO, on Master Liquidity Enhancement Conduit Initiative SIFMA

Treasury bills rise at weekly auction AP via Charlotte Observer

Gold Surges As Oil Peaks, Dollar Falls AP via Washington Post / Lauren Villagran

Gold futures top $760 to trade near a 28-year high Marketwatch / Myra P. Saefong & Nick Godt

Oil Hits Record High Forbes / Vidya Ram

Oil prices close above $86 on supply concerns AP via Houston Chronicle / John Wilen

Corn, Soybean Futures Climb on CBOT AP via Newsday

First Baby Boomer Asks for Social Security Benefits Bloomberg / Brian Faler

END the Income Tax: An Offer Voters Won’t Refuse Lew Rockwell / Carla Howell

Soaring loonie won't hold back Canadian economy: CIBC Reuters via Globe and Mail

FL: State's minimum wage to increase 12 cents starting Jan. 1 South Florida Sun Sentinel

Energy Jolts Stocks / Mark Glassman

Stocks Fall Deeper Into The Red; Volume Mixed Investors Business Daily / Alan R. Elliott

Financials lead Wall St lower Reuters / Kristina Cooke

Monday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

How bad will Q3 be? AP via Cincinnati Enquirer / Madlen Read

Level 3 finance chief resigning AP via Denver Post

AOL to Cut Global Work Force by 20 Pct AP via Baltimore Examiner / Anick Jesdanun

California Leads Borrowers as Muni Demand Faces `Challenges' Bloomberg / Jeremy R. Cooke

Bonds edge higher, boosted by stocks fall Reuters / John Parry

Treasury Two-Year Note Yields Near Seven-Week High on Factories Bloomberg / Sandra Hernandez and Deborah Finestone

Banks, Treasury Team to Avert Credit Crisis / Igor Greenwald

Credit Crisis Still Haunts Citi Forbes / Evelyn M. Rusli,

Questions arise about Goldman's blowout quarter Fortune via CNN / Peter Evans

Investors punch back at Sallie Mae AP via Houston Chronicle / Marcy Gordon

Charles Schwab 3Q Profit Climbs on Gain AP via Cincinnati Enquirer / Michael Liedtke

Citigroup says most ARM resets are high quality Reuters

Wilbur Ross Sees Mortgage Market Rising in Subprime Debt's Wake Bloomberg / Bob Ivry and Sharon L. Crenson

Why the Housing Slump Isn't Over Yet Think, Invest via Safehaven / Charles Zentay

Euro above $1.40 FT / Lex

The Carry Trade Challenges David’s Stock Market Chartmentary via Safehaven / David Yu

CO: DIA ranks fourth-busiest Denver Post / Kelly Yamanouchi

OK computers The Economist

UK: Fiscal Outlook: A Little Worse for Wear Morgan Stanley / David Miles and Melanie Baker

Japan: Loose Credit=Limited Downside to Growth Morgan Stanley / Takehiro Sato

Treasuries Fall on New York Factories' Surprise Acceleration Bloomberg / Sandra Hernandez

Citigroup credit traders notch up $600m losses London Times / Mike Costello

Empire State Manufacturing Survey Federal Reserve Bank of New York

October Empire State manufacturing index rebounds to 28.75 AFX via Forbes

Fed Won't Cut Again Unless Data Show It's Needed Bloomberg / John M. Berry

The State of US economy: Greenspan and Bernanke Have A Lot To Answer For Brookes News via Market Oracle / Gerard Jackson

IL: Homeowners pass on remodeling projects in down market Chicago Tribune / Mary Umberger

FL: Defaults' ripples engulf economy Palm Beach Post / Pat Beall

US motorists key to long-term oil prices London Times / Carl Mortished

Oil soars to new record above $85 Reuters

Precious Metals Gain: Gold at 27-Year High; Platinum at Record Bloomberg / Claudia Carpenter

Citigroup Suffers 57 Percent Profit Drop AP via LA Times / Madlen Read

Stocks On Track For Positive Start Investors Business Daily / Vincent Mao

How to Blissfully Ignore Reasons for 1987 Crash Bloomberg / John F. Wasik

MSRB Agenda Laid Out Bond Buyer / Lynnette Hotchkiss

1,200 Marketers Can’t Be Wrong: The Future Is in Consumer Behavior NY Times / Stuart Elliott

A Shake-Up at Citigroup May Follow Earlier One NY Times / Eric Dash

Paulson Pressured by G-7 Demands to Aid Dollar, Credit Markets Bloomberg / Rich Miller and Simon Kennedy

Crunch puts focus back on stock market London Times / Martin Wller

Hedge funds target currency pegs Telegraph / Ambrose Evans- Pritchard

Even as economy lags, corporate 'green' push may advance Christian Science Monitor / Ron Scherer

Australia Dollar Rises to 23-Year High on Lure of Higher Yields Bloomberg / David McIntyre