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CA: Seeking honest home values LA Times / E. Scott Reckard

South Florida home prices continue to slide South Florida Sun Sentinel / Paul Owers

Colliding forces spin the markets Seattle Times / Drew DeSilver

For stocks, bad news just kept on coming Houston Chronicle / Purva Patel

Stock Market Shows Resilience In a Year of Economic Turmoil Washington Post / Tomoeh Murakami Tse

A wild ride into uncertainty LA Times / Tom Petruno

China led strong '07 for Asian markets AP via Seattle Times / Thomas Hogue

Poll: Nation Tired of Iowa-NH First AP via Forbes / Holly Ramer

CA: Poll: Dreary outlook on state economy Mercury News / Steve Johnson

The Fed Tries To Save Face Hartford Courant

A Happy New Year! Daily Standard / Irwin M. Stelzer

In 2007, Some Giants Went Smaller NY Times / Claudia H. Deutsch

Venezuela launches new currency AP via CNN

Dollar May Extend Two-Year Decline Versus Euro on Slower Growth Bloomberg / Bo Nielsen


Investing in stocks should be a long-term decision Dallas Morning News / Pamela Yip

Airline, financial stocks lead Asian markets lower Marketwatch / V. Phani Kumar

In Iowa, the voters get to weigh in at last McClatchy / Steven Thomma and Margaret Talev

Markets Limp Into 2008 Dogged by Recession Talk / Will Swarts

Adios America, hola Mexico LA Times via Allentown Morning Call / Marla Dickerson

Fed to investors: More cuts coming CNN / Paul R. La Monica

Fed Fears Worsening Credit Market AP via Forbes / Jeannine Aversa

U.S. retail sales rise 14 pct in post-holiday week Reuters

Cheap dollar, technology promise better days ahead for business Baltimore Sun / Jay Hancock

Candidates in final dash for Iowa vote Reuters / Deborah Charles

Rocky Lead-In For Busy Thursday Forbes / Steve Schaefer

US mortgage rates fell on Wednesday – BestInfo Reuters

E*Trade ex-CEO cashes in Fortune via CNN / Colin Barr

FOMC Minutes Federal Reserve Board

Fed Officials' Forecasts Are a `Waste,' Study Says Bloomberg / Craig Torres

Fed minutes: credit woes may force more rate cuts Reuters / Mark Felsenthal

Fed Officials Lowered Growth Outlook at Last Meeting Bloomberg / Scott Lanman

U.S. manufacturing weakness stokes recession worry Reuters / Pedro Nicolaci da Costa

Wien Predicts Recession, Stock `Correction' in U.S. Bloomberg / Michael Patterson

White House says President Bush will not tap oil reserves AP via Houston Chronicle

In the black The Economist

Dollar fear sparks rush to oil and gold FT / Javier Blas and Michael Mackenzie

Crude futures hit record $100 a barrel on supply concerns AP via Denver Post

The "Commodity Super Cycle" - Ready to Rumble in 2008 SirChartsAlot via Safehaven Gary Dorsch

A Hedge-Fund Mystery / Edward Teach

'House Lust' Hits Home Washington Post / Robert J. Samuelson

2-Year Treasuries Gain Most in 3 Weeks as Manufacturing Falls Bloomberg / Sandra Hernandez

2008 may prove an interesting investment year St. Louis Post Dispatch / David Nicklaus

Wednesday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Dow Drops 100 in 1st Session of 2008 AP via Washington Post / Tim Paradis

GM, Ford December Drops May Cap Worst Year in Decade Bloomberg / Greg Bensinger

Why the money pundits were wrong in 2007 National Review / Jerry Bowyer

Construction spending rises 0.1 percent AP via Charlotte Observer / Martin Crutsinger

Factory sector shrinking in December, ISM says Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

U.S. Manufacturing Contracted in December, ISM Says Bloomberg / Courtney Schlisserman

2008 may test luxury retail market Chicago Tribune / Sandra M. Jones

Gold rises to new 28-year high on weak dollar, geopolitical fears Thompson via CNN

Oil Rises Above $98 on Unrest in Nigeria, Expected Supply Drop Bloomberg / Mark Shenk

U.S. stocks headed for weaker start; focus on ISM Reuters

Customers, Not Brokers, Profited in an Odd 2007 NY Times / Floyd Norris

2007 Was Unpredictable, but Let’s Brave 2008 Anyway NY Times / Michael M. Grynbaum

Market proves resilient San Diego Union Tribune / Dean Calbreath

Business predictions for 2008: Doom, gloom and silver linings Telegraph / Damian Reece

Buffett's Bond Insurer Is Good News for Ambac, MBIA Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

Treasuries Lose to Cheapest European Bonds in 4 Years Bloomberg / Daniel Kruger and Anchalee Worrachate

Convertibles Blow the Top Off in '07 / Stephen Taub

A Recession Shouldn't Be in Your 2008 Forecast Bloomberg / John M. Berry

Weak job growth likely to bring more interest rate cuts Reuters via Pittsburgh Tribune Review

In the Land of Many Ifs NY Times / Peter S. Goodman and Vikas Bajaj

Oil Rises to $97 on Speculation U.S. Supplies Dropped Last Week Bloomberg ./ Grant Smith

Oil tops $96 on supply worries AP via CNN

Gold regains strength Reuters / Lewa Pardomuan

Woes mount for Mexico's state oil titan LA Times / Marla Dickerson

Dollar Declines as Report May Show U.S. Manufacturing Slowed Bloomberg / Lukanyo Mnyanda and Ron Harui

Dollar starts 2008 on a weak footing Reuters / Toni Vorobyova

Citigroup May Write Down $12 Billion, Bernstein Says Bloomberg / Niklas Magnusson

The Ugly Side Of Campaigning Forbes / Oxford Analytica

Democrats: More Than Health Care NY Times / David Leonhardt

China At The Crossroads Forbes / Jack Trout

UK: Stocks suffer, but exchanges keep smiling Telegraph

Home prices: Where's the bottom? Christian Science Monitor / Mark Trumbull

Ron Paul: an absolute faith in free markets and less government Christian Science Monitor / Gail Russell Chaddock


Don't Bank On Deflation Professional Timing Service via Forbes / Curtis Hessler

Huckabee, Obama projected winners in Iowa races Marketwatch / Robert Schroeder

SIFMA Responds to SEC’s RAND Study SIFMA

Fed discount window borrowing largest since 9/11 Reuters

Banks face struggle in mortgage-backed LBO debt Reuters

In Unforgiven Margin Call, Bear Funds Failed on Merrill CDOs Bloomberg / Yalman Onaran

Money market funds rose $2.48 bln in latest wk-ICI Reuters

New Year Brings Another False Dawn for Housing Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

Fifty Million Experts Can Be Wrong Forbes / Jerry Flint

Toyota Tops Ford as Asian Autos Win Record U.S. Share Bloomberg / Alan Ohnsman and Bill Koenig

Taking stock? Ignore first trading day of new year Newsday / Susan Harrigan

New report: Can OPEC keep up? Dow Jones via Seattle Times / Natalie Obiko Pearson

Stocks struggle ahead of jobs CNN / Alexandra Twin

GM U.S. December vehicle sales down 5.2 percent Reuters

Supervisory Insights - Winter 2007 pdf FDIC

Bullish on bullion: Investors seeking safety push gold ever higher FT / Javier Blas

Oil and gold hit new highs The Economist

A Silver Lining Amid the Credit Crunch / Stephen Taub

A looming challenge for the fund-management industry The Economist

Bank of America sees value in financial sector bonds Reuters / Dean Aubin

Danger ahead: The prospect of recession again confronts America FT / Krishna Guha

Bankruptcies jump 40 percent in 2007 CNN

Deadbeat America: Late Payments Soar AP via ABC News / Jeannine Aversa

Picking a candidate The Economist

EU: Déjà vu The Economist

Financial Globalization and the U.S. Current Account Deficit Federal Reserve Bank of New York / Matthew Higgins and Thomas Klitgaard

Bernanke, King Risk Inflation to Extend Growth Party Bloomberg / Simon Kennedy

Credit Expansion and Submarginal Investments Ludwig von Mises Institute / Art Carden

Treasurys drop on jobs data Marketwatch / Nick Godt

Asset-Backed Paper Grows for First Time Since August Bloomberg / Bryan Keogh

State Street sets $618 million reserve for legal fight Marketwatch / John Spence

State Street’s subprime mess Fortune via CNN / Colin Barr

Stocks Rise After Factory Orders Report AP via Chicago Tribune / Tim Paradis

Thursday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Morning shines on Wall Street CNN

It’s Time To Play ‘Guess The Employment Number’ NY Post / John Crudele

ADP Employer Services Says U.S. Gained 40,000 Jobs Bloomberg / Shobhana Chandra

Don't expect a bigger raise this year Fortune via CNN / Anne Fisher

Americans Sold Out to Foreign Firms at Record Quarterly Rate Bloomberg / Zachary R. Mider

30-year fixed-rate is at lowest level in a month: Freddie Mac Marketwatch / Amy Hoak

Is $100 oil a tipping point? Chicago Tribune / Joshua Boak

Citrus growers squeezed as cold lingers AP via Houston chronicle / Travis Reed

Oil prices slip, but remain near $100 AP via Houston chronicle / George Jahn

China's economic boom is creating growing pains LA Times / Don Lee

Fed caught off guard by rate of US slowdown London Times / Suzy Jagger

Treasury Yield Near One-Month Low; Report to Show Hiring Slowed Bloomberg / Wes Goodman

Treasuries Lose to Cheapest European Bonds in 4 Years Bloomberg / Daniel Kruger and Anchalee Worrachate

Citi Busiest Firm In A Record Year Bond Buyer / Matthew Hanson

Discussion of a Fed Cut Only Stirs Up Concerns About a Weak Economy NY Times / Michael Grynbaum

Rising Prices Put Pressure On Already Ailing Economy Washington Post / Neil Irwin

Risk is the game in emerging markets Telegraph / Tom Stevenson

2007 May Be Gone, but the Volatility of the Markets Carries On NY Times / Clifford Krauss

Bullion outshines record from 1980 Telegraph / Ambrose Evans-Pritchard

Crude oil gushes to historic $100 mark Telegraph / Edmund Conway

With Builder in Bankruptcy, Buyers Are Left Out NY Times / David Streitfeld

With Iowa and New Hampshire races close, a hustle for turnout Christian Science Monitor / Linda Feldmann and Ariel Sabar

During winter recess, Democrats keep Congress in session to thwart Bush Christian Science Monitor / Gail Russell Chaddock

Business predictions for 2008: Doom, gloom and silver linings Telegraph / Damian Reece

If this trend continues, stagflation could rear its ugly head, again Taipei Times / Joseph Stiglitz

Australian, N.Z. Dollars Decline to Four-Week Low Against Yen Bloomberg / David McIntyre



Lying to get a home loan is now a felony Dallas Morning News / Steve Brown

Expertise and Macroeconomic Policy, Comments on "Insiders versus Outsiders in Monetary Policy-Making," Federal Reserve Board / Donald L. Kohn

Federal Reserve will conduct two auctions of 28-day credit through its Term Auction Facility Federal Reserve Board

NY: The high cost of jumbo mortgages Newsday / Tami Luhby

A Reminder Concerning Popular Housing Indices Reggie Middleton’s Boom Bust Blog via Safehaven / Reggie Middleton

How Bush may boost the economy CNN / Jeanne Sahadi

More than 1M lose power in Calif. Storm AP via Houston Chronicle / Samantha Young

Former Fed's Reinhart Says Job Rate May Prompt Bigger Rate Cut Bloomberg / Steve Matthews

Fed Boosts Next Two Special Auctions to $30 Billion Bloomberg / Daniel Kruger

New Year Fear Forbes / Steve Schaefer

Crude drops as jobs data signal U.S. slowdown Marketwatch / Moming Zhou

Gold ends slightly lower, but gains $23 on the week Marketwatch / Polya Lesova

Pimco's Gross Says Fed May Not Avoid a Recession Bloomberg / Pimm Fox and Deborah Finestone

Pressure mounting for big rate cut CNN / Paul R. La Monica

Jump in U.S. Jobless Rate Always Signaled Recessions Bloomberg / Bob Willis

Fed Ups Auction Amounts to Aid Banks Forbes / Martin Crutsinger

Treasuries Post Best Start to Year Since 2001 on Jobs Report Bloomberg / Sandra Hernandez and Deborah Finestone

MO: Housing market woes upended bank's strategy St. Louis Post Dispatch / David Nicklaus

Eyes Wide Shut Euro Pacific via Safehaven / Peter Schiff

Critical Macro Investment Themes for 2008 Morgan Stanley / Richard Berner

2008 to Transfigure from Fear to Greed Morgan Stanley / Stephen Jen

The Revenge of the Low-Yielder Morgan Stanley / Luca Bindelli

Friday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Weak jobs data boosts safe-haven bonds Reuters / Burton Frierson

California Leads Borrowing Cost Rise on Housing Slump Bloomberg / William Selway

S&P may cut $6.42 bln CDOs affecting 149 tranches Reuters

Eurozone inflation remains high BBC News

Gold edges off historic highs but outlook remains upbeat CNN

Stock futures crumble on jobs CNN

Dollar Falls to One-Month Low Versus Euro on Payroll Report Bloomberg / Ye Xie and Bo Nielsen

Treasury Two-Year Note Yields Fall to Lowest in 3 Years on Jobs Bloomberg / Deborah Finestone and Sandra Hernandez

Credit Derivatives Market Headed for Worst Week in Two Months Bloomberg / Kabir Chibber and Shannon D. Harrington

Omerta Adopted in Muniland as Questions Keep Coming Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

Pimco founder tops fixed-Income fund managers Natasha Gural Financial News Online

State Street Purge NY Post / Paul Tharp

Job Growth Slows Dramatically Forbes / Andrew Farrell

Jobless rate hits 5 percent, 2-year high AP via Charlotte Observer / Jeannine Aversa

Payrolls rose 18,000 in Dec Reuters

U.S. Payrolls Rise 18,000, Smallest Gain Since 2003 Bloomberg / Bob Willis

Food costs eat away income Wall Street Journal via Charlotte Observer / Julie Jargon, David Kesmodel and Janet Adamy

How The Mighty Have Fallen Forbes / Robert Lenzner

Oil prices fall below $99 AP via Houston Chronicle / Pablo Gorondi

Rxecession Fear NY Post / James Covert

Fed's Inflation Fears Might Trump Calls for Another Big Rate Cut Wall Street Journal / Greg Ip

Hiring in U.S. Probably Slowed in December, Unemployment Rose Bloomberg / Bob Willis

Treasuries Decline; Record Oil Prices Raise Inflation Concern Bloomberg / Wes Goodman

As oil passes $100, the question: will it stop? Christian Science Monitor

Transport spending plans based on oil at just $50 London Times / Robin Pagnamenta

Economy and Geopolitics Decide Where Oil Goes Next NY Times / Clifford Krauss

Oil price is now begging the $100 question Telegraph / Tom Stevenson

Oil Prices Steady Above $99 in Asia AP via Washington Post

Dollar Heads for Second Weekly Loss Versus Yen Before Jobs Data Bloomberg / Ron Harui and Stanley White

2007's best-performing newsletter portfolio poor bet for 2008 Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

Asian Stocks Fall Most in Three Weeks, Led by Nissan, Sony Bloomberg / Chua Kong Ho and Patrick Rial

UK: Economy at risk from 'debt famine' Telegraph / Edmund Conway

Germany Posts Month 21 of Declining Jobless Rate NY Times / Mark Landler


Recent and Prospective Developments in Monetary Policy Transparency and Communications: A Global Perspective Federal Reserve Board / Donald L. Kohn

Fed policy views split due to uncertainty: Kohn Reuters / Alister Bull

Kohn Says Fed Is Trying to Signal When Views Shift `Materially' Bloomberg / Scott Lanman and Steve Matthews

Feds Kohn says FOMC communication policy is a 'work in progress' AFX via Forbes

Economists say 2008 will be a year to forget Marketwatch / Greg Robb

CA: Business day is a washout for many Sacramento Bee / Dale Kasler

Obama Seeks Another Win Over Clinton in New Hampshire Bloomberg / Aliza Marcus

CA: Real estate means real economic risks Orange County Register / Jeff Collins, Andrew Galvin, Mary Ann Milbourn and Mathew Padilla

Forecast 2008: Recession and Recovery Thoughts From The Frontline via Safehaven / John Mauldin

Big Ben via Safehaven / David Petch David Petch

OPEC Producing Adequate Oil, President Khelil Says Bloomberg / Ahmed Rouaba and Maher Chmaytelli

Text of President Bush's weekly radio address Marketwatch

Job slump latest omen of recession LA Times / Peter G. Gosselin

Treasuries Post Best Start Since 2001 on Jobs, Manufacturing Bloomberg / Deborah Finestone and Sandra Hernandez

U.S. Stocks Fall Most in 5 Months on Weaker Jobs, Manufacturing Bloomberg / Eric Martin

Dollar Posts Biggest Drop Versus Yen in Almost 2 Months on Jobs Bloomberg / Bo Nielsen

How Long Will Profits Slump? NY Times / Conrad De Aenlle

Hedging Their Way to Billions NY Times / Paul B. Brown

Job Woes Deepen Economic Anxiety Washington Post / Neil Irwin

Unemployment Sounds Warning About Economy NY Times / Peter S. Goodman and Michael Grynbaum


The Market Braces for the Boomers Wall Street Journal / Alan Murray

Going for Growth, Even in a Slowdown US News and World Report via NY Times / Paul J. Lim

Pessimism may be new year's only economic hope Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Gregory M. Drahuschak

Investors May See Dividends Disappear AP via Chicago Tribune / Stephen Bernard

Gold set to smash all-time record London Times / Ben Laurance and Louise Armitstead

Crude awakening: central banks urged to cut rates fast as price gushes threaten to spill over Independent / James Moore

The Economy Looks a Lot Like Pizza NY Times / Nelson D. Schwartz

Feldstein Says U.S. Recession Is More Likely After Jobs Report Bloomberg / Steve Matthews

As middle-class purse strings tighten, wealthy wallets fly open Palm Beach Post / Jeff Ostrowski

$100 oil will hurt at more than the pump AP via Houston Chronicle / Brett Clanton

Minus Housing, U.S. Job Cuts Look Tame NY Times / Phyllis Korkki

Trade Deficit Probably Widened on Oil: U.S. Economy Preview Bloomberg / Shobhana Chandra

Could It Be the Year of the Rising Dollar? NY Times / J. Alex Tarquino

INDEXING & ETFS Search Laggards for Future Winners Wall Street Journal / Eleanor Laise

The Deluge Before the Dollar NY Times / Stephen Kotkin

White House Considering Stimulus Package AP via San Francisco Chronicle / Martin Crutsinger

Obama, Clinton Spar on Who Can Bring Change; Republicans Clash Bloomberg / Hans Nichols and Catherine Dodge

PA: Municipal bond woes could miss Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Bill Toland

FL: Housing reversal shoves economy to brink Palm Beach Post / Jeff Ostrowski

MA: Expected rent hikes good for investors Boston Herald / Scott Van Voorhis

IL: 'In' crowd set to put on the dog Chicago Tribune / Mary Umberger

FL: Family looks to stay afloat during real estate slump Orlando Sentinel / Janet Kidd Stewart

TN: Dollar helps exports Tennessean / Naomi Snyder

UK: Odds shorten on early interest rate cut Scotsman / Douglas Friedli

UK: Bank urged to cut rate again London Times / David Smith

The Stress Is Just Beginning Washington Post / Tomoeh Murakami Tse



Fed should stop rate cuts, says fund chief FT / Deborah Brewster

Best And Worst Cities For Renters Forbes / Matt Woolsey

Hong Kong, China tilt higher; Tokyo remains glum Marketwatch / V. Phani Kumar and Chris Oliver

Investors seek safer ride with convertible funds Christian Science Monitor / Martin Skala

Is Recession Now in the Price? Morgan Stanley / Richard Berner & David Greenlaw

Review and Preview Morgan Stanley / Ted Wieseman & David Greenlaw

Turn of a new year raises economic questions for 2008 Augusta Chronicle / Mark Thompson

Don't be a sitting duck or the bear will eat you Marketwatch / Bill Donoghue

Q4 Profits Seen Off Nearly 10%, But Up 12% Ex Financials Investors Business Daily / Ed Carson

Market Bears See Problems for Start of 2008 NY Sun / Dan Dorfman

Circuit City same-store sales fall 11% AP via CNN

Wall Street Mired In Uncertainty Forbes / Carl Gutierrez

Father of Bush tax cuts: Recession likely CNN / Chris Isidore

Misguided Recession Talk National Review / John Tamny

2008: Is Bernanke The One? via Safehaven / Brady Willett

Central Banks on Center Stage NY Post

Treasurys continue 2008 advance AP via CNN

Bush, Paulson Say Stimulus Decision Still Pending Bloomberg / Kevin Carmichael and Roger Runningen

Obama Has 91% Odds of New Hampshire Win, Traders Say Bloomberg / Michael Tsang and Eric Martin

Financial markets still unsettled, Lockhart says Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

The Economy in 2008 Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta / Dennis P. Lockhart

Federal Reserve Events Reuters

Shortest Treasuries Hold No Allure as Cuts Evoke '89 Bloomberg / Daniel Kruger

Longer-dated bonds rise on jittery stocks Reuters

Corporate Debt Risk Rises Fourth Day on U.S. Economy Concerns Bloomberg / Shannon D. Harrington

Treasury 10-Year Notes Rise on Outlook for Half-Point Fed Cut Bloomberg / Sandra Hernandez

Paulson: Don't want to rush economic stimulus Reuters

Amid mixed economic signs, keep U.S. taxes low: Bush Reuters / Jeremy Pelofsky

Stockpiles and Speculators Ludwig Von Mises Institute / Robert P. Murphy

Crude Oil Falls More Than $2 on Signs Fuel Demand Will Decline Bloomberg / Mark Shenk

Crude falls nearly $3 to close at $95.09 a barrel AP via Houston Chronicle / John Wilen

Stocks move higher amid hopes for Fed rate cut AP via Baltimore Sun / Joe Bel Bruno

Fed's `Inflation Problem' Gets Some Ad Hoc Help Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

Rogers Predicts U.S. Recession, Worst `in a While' Bloomberg / Saijel Kishan and Mark Barton

Oil $200 Options Rise 10-Fold in Bet on Higher Crude Bloomberg / Grant Smith

Monday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Behind Huckabee's radical 'Fair Tax' CNN / Pat Regnier

Housing tilting economy down Chicago Tribune / Gail MarksJarvis

Paulson: No simple solution to housing crisis AP via CNN

Call It Heavy Metal Forbes / Beth Gaston Moon

Canadian Dollars Too Good to Be True; Bears Bite Back Bloomberg / Liz Capo McCormick and Haris Anwar

Crude oil slips 2% on economic concerns Marketwatch / Polya Lesova

On the move The Economist

Japan Ghosts of Bubbles Past Haunt U.S. in 2008 Bloomberg / William Pesek


The Humpty Dumpty Economy New York Sun / Travis Pantin

Eight losing sessions in a row usually followed by gains Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

Clinton, McCain score stunning wins in New Hampshire Marketwatch / Robert Schroeder

The $1 billion campaign The Economist

Star banker replaces Cayne as Bear Stearns CEO Reuters / Tim McLaughlin

Wealthy investors turn to money-market funds as they eye market gyrations Marketwatch / Thomas Kostigen

The Housing Horror Show Forbes / Andrew Farrell

Oil at $100 a barrel? No sweat AP via CNN / Colin Barr

Not enough froth The Economist

Credit card debt spikes to six-month high AP via CNN

U.S. stocks plunge in late trading; Dow down 238 Marketwatch / Kate Gibson

Wall Street's terrible Tuesday CNN / Alexandra Twin

Fed Banks Differed on Rate Change in Both Directions Bloomberg / Scott Lanman

SIFMA Projects Fixed Income Issuance Decline of 15 Percent in 2008, to $3.4 Trillion SIFMA

Ambac, MBIA Shares Tumble After Morgan Stanley Cuts Estimates Bloomberg / Christine Richard

Countrywide says it's not filing for bankruptcy Marketwatch / Alistair Barr

Countrywide shares take another hit CNN

Gold prices climb to new all-time record over $880 AP via Chicago Tribune / Jackie Farwell

Pyramids Crumbling Pimco / Bill Gross

Treasuries Fall as Stocks Rise, Reducing Demand for Safety Bloomberg / Deborah Finestone and Sandra Hernandez

Housing headed for worst in half century: Rosengren Reuters / Pedro Nicolaci da Costa

A Historical Perspective on Housing Downturns Federal Reserve Bank of Boston / Eric S. Rosengren

Dollar Regained Ground in December Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

PIMCO's Gross sees fed funds at 3 percent by midyear Reuters / Ros Krasny

Federal Reserve Events Reuters

U.S. Stocks Fall on Bank Finance Concern; Countrywide Plunges Bloomberg / Michael Patterson

Chicago PMI December business index revised down Reuters

Consumer Confidence Slips In January Investors Business Daily

Labor Dept. Jobs Us With The Employment Number NY Post / John Crudele

Betting on a recession Boston Herald / Jay Fitzgerald

Corporate Sector Sees Profit Slowdown Forbes / Oxford Analytica

Oil climbs $2 a barrel CNN

Home sales sink, outlook darkens CNN / Chris Isidore

U.S. Stocks Climb for Second Day; Chevron, Bear Stearns Advance Bloomberg / Michael Patterson

Tuesday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Pending Sales of Existing U.S. Homes Fell 2.6% in November Bloomberg / Joe Richter

The Economic Outlook and the Fed's Roles in Monetary Policy and Financial Stability Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia / Charles I. Plosser

Fed's Plosser Says a `Weaker' Outlook May Need More Rate Cuts Bloomberg / Scott Lanman and Craig Torres

Credit-Default Swaps May Lose $250 Billion, Pimco's Gross Says Bloomberg / Emma Moody

Bond Issue Could Spark Credit Markets Back to Life / Stephen Taub

Junk Bond Defaults to Rise Fivefold, Moody's Says Bloomberg / Bryan Keogh

Ambac Now Has a Municipal Bond Issue to Worry About Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

Bear Stearns' CEO to step down: report Marketwatch / John Letzing

The overseas allure, and a comeback for a big name LA Times / Tom Petruno

Losses widen at builder KB Home CNN

Gold futures surge to new all-time record high Marketwatch / Polya Lesova

Gold Climbs to Record on Higher Oil Prices, Weakening Dollar Bloomberg / Marianne Stigset

Hillary Tries Temper, Tears to Stop Obama Bloomberg / Margaret Carlson

An Uncertain Market Bond Buyer / Matthew Hanson

A stormy economic forecast, at least for the first half of the year Daily Standard / Irwin M. Stelzer

Good news and bad news for economy Marketwatch / Dr. Irwin Kellner

Medicare Spending in 2006 Rises at Fastest Pace in 25 Years Bloomberg / Aliza Marcus

Contributions signal a hedging strategy by Street's elite Marketwatch / David Weidner

New Hampshire turning 'blue' Christian Science Monitor / Ariel Sabar

Blow to rate cut hopes after central banks sound warning over threat from inflation London Times / Gary Duncan

Treasuries Little Changed; Report May Show Home Sales Declined Bloomberg / Wes Goodman

The Debate Over How and How Long NY Times / Edmund L. Andrews

Oil Rebounds on Expectation Investors May Buy More Commodities Bloomberg / Christian Schmollinger

Yen Falls on Speculation BOJ's Fukui to Signal Rates on Hold Bloomberg / Kosuke Goto and Stanley White

Spain and Italy threaten EMU stability Telegraph / Ambrose Evans-Pritchard


FL: Foreclosures strain condo buildings Miami Herald / Monica Hatcher

How Do You Spell 'Crisis'? MBIA Forbes / Liz Moyer

What went wrong with aluminum prices Marketwatch / Laura Mandaro

Nasdaq Composite snaps eight-day string of losses; adds 1.4% Marketwatch / Kate Gibson

Poole: Economy OK, Fed Views 'Diverse' / Michael S. Derby

Dollars and Sense Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis / William Poole

In case of emergency, slash rates CNN / Paul R. La Monica

Treasurys fall as Poole predicts growth AP via Houston Chronicle / Leslie Wines

Gold futures end up after setting new record high Marketwatch / Polya Lesova

Stocks pull out late-session advance CNN / Alexandra Twin

Bank of America's Countrywide trap Fortune via CNN / Roddy Boyd

Countrywide says foreclosures highest on record Reuters / Jonathan Stempel

Recession may already be here CNN / Chris Isidore

ShopperTrak Says Holiday Retail Sales Climbed 4.5% Bloomberg / Duane D. Stanford

NYSE in talks to buy American Stock Exchange – WSJ Reuters via Forbes

Recession S.O.S. - goosing growth CNN / Jeanne Sahadi

Congress Causes Biggest Tax Problem AP via Chiacgo Tribune / Jim Abrams

FL: Personal bankruptcies jump 96% in Metro Orlando Orlando Sentinel / Richard Burnett

Crude gains in wake of latest drop in inventories Marketwatch / Moming Zhou and Polya Lesova

Stocks Rebound Partly From Pullback AP via South Florida Sun Sentinel / Tim Paradis

Stocks Hold Gains On Strong Volume Investors Business Daily / alan R. Elliott

Stocks Climb Into Midday / Mark Glassman

Wednesday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Treasuries Fall as Yields Near Three-Year Low Deter Investors Bloomberg / Deborah Finestone

Hillary Clinton outshines Barack Obama, while John McCain reignites his hopes, in the New Hampshire primaries The Economist

Memo to Hillary Clinton: Don't blame the media Marketwatch / Jon Friedman

New York economic slump! '08 forecast looks at few new jobs, ballooning deficit NY Daily News / Adam Lisberg

PA: Area bankruptcy filings jump 30 percent over '06 Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Joe Napsha

U.S. Economy Needs Time, Not Fiscal Stimulus Bloomberg / John M. Berry

Why Washington Can't Stop Recession Forbes / Brian Wingfield,

Goldman Sachs sees recession in 2008 Reuters

U.S. Will Escape Recession, Economists Say in Survey Bloomberg / Shobhana Chandra and Alex Tanzi

U.S. stock futures drop on recession forecast Marketwatch / Steve Goldstein and Kate Gibson

5-day stumble hints at rough months to come Chicago Tribune / Bill Barnhart

Declines stir talk of bear market LA Times / Walter Hamilton and Tom Petruno

Mortgage rates lowest since 2005, refinancing jumps Reuters via USA Today

Refi Apps Jump as Rates Decline In Latest MBA Weekly Survey Mortgage Bankers Association

MBIA slashes dividend to preserve triple-A ratings Reuters

Company Default Risk Rises Sixth Day; CDX Index Reaches Record Bloomberg / Shannon D. Harrington

Investors brace for bad bank earnings CNN / David Ellis

Commodity Craze NY Post / Roddy Boyd

Oil Prices Rise on US Supply Concerns AP via LA Times / George Jahn

World Bank projects strong global economic expansion AP via Houston Chronicle

ECB Should Cut Rates to Boost Growth, Tame Euro Bloomberg / Matthew Lynn

Treasuries Fall, Snapping Eight-Day Rally, on Inflation Concern Bloomberg / Wes Goodman

Buffett’s Insurer Wraps Its First Bonds Bond Buyer / Dakin Campbell, Matthew Posner and Ted Phillips

As housing slumps, realtors quit Christian Science Monitor / Patrik Jonsson

Hub Fed chief: Housing prices might plunge Boston Herald / Jay Fitzgerald

Retailers may face their weakest December in years Marketwatch / Andria Cheng

Banking giant warns US economy in recession Scotsman

Stimulate the Economy, Don't Play Politics With It Washington Post / Steven Pearlstein

Gold, Platinum Gain to Record, Corn at 11-Year High Bloomberg / Feiwen Rong and Glenys Sim

Asian Stocks Gain Most This Year; Gold Miners, Drugmakers Climb Bloomberg / Chen Shiyin and Zhang Shidong

Yen Falls as Japanese Individual Investors Seek Higher Yields Bloomberg / Kosuke Goto and Stanley White

Inflationary threat looms as tide of cheap Chinese goods dries up London Times / Gary Duncan, Steve Hawkes and Robin Pagnamenta

Asia's Self-Inflicted Wounds May End the Fun Bloomberg / William Pesek



The Fed May Have to Play Catch-Up Business Week / James C. Cooper

It's The Economy, Stupid Forbes / Robert Lenzner

China's 2007 trade surplus climbs 48% to $262.2 billion Marketwatch / Chris Oliver

Why volatility will never go away The Economist

Stimulating Conversations Forbes / Brian Wingfield

The R word The Economist

Recession talk is rising The Economist

ECB and Fed lay out sharply different paths International Herald Tribune / Carter Dougherty

Two CBOT traders charged with fraud Chicago Tribune / Jason Boak

MD: A few houses still sell in days Baltimore Sun / Lorraine Mirabella

Up in the air The Economist

Bernanke Says More Interest-Rate Cuts May Be Needed Bloomberg / Craig Torres and Scott Lanman

Fed Speech Lifts Stocks / Mark Glassman

Ten-Year Treasuries Fall as Bernanke Cites `Downside Risks' Bloomberg / Deborah Finestone and Sandra Hernandez

Stepping beyond subprime The Economist

Financial Markets, the Economic Outlook, and Monetary Policy Federal Reserve Board / Ben S. Bernanke

The Fed to the rescue CNN / Paul R. La Monica

Bernanke's 2007 statements AP via Contra Costa Times

Bank of America in talks to buy Countrywide: sources Reuters / John Poirier and Jonathan Stempel

Recession pain likely to linger CNN / Chris Isidore

Holiday sales even less than predicted Washington Times / Jen Haberkorn

Analyst calls oil at $100/barrel "pretty cheap" Reuters / Chris Baltimore

Manufacturing Data Revisions Released Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Not Just the Fed NY Times

ECB, Fed, SNB to offer further dollar liquidity Reuters

FDIC Quarterly 2007 Volume 1, Number 3 pdf FDIC

U.S. Stocks Drop, Led by Energy, Computer Shares; Intel Falls Bloomberg / Michael Patterson

Stocks Pull Up From Bottom, But Still In The Red; Volume Weak Investors Business Daily / Alan R. Elliott

Thursday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Profits at U.S. Companies May Drop on Subprime Losses Bloomberg / Kelly Riddell

Big airline merger "more likely than not;" Delta-Northwest? Orlando Sentinel / Jason Garcia

Wal-Mart, Costco Post December Sales That Exceed Estimates Bloomberg / Heather Burke

Asset-Backed Commercial Paper Expands a Second Week Bloomberg / Mark Pittman and Bryan Keogh

Money-Market Rates Fall as Bank Action Eases Crunch Bloomberg / Gavin Finch

Treasuries Little Changed Before Bernanke's Speech on Economy Bloomberg / Deborah Finestone and Sandra Hernandez

Oil falls $2 as economic worries mount AP via San Diego Union Tribune / Santosh Menon

Investment Bank Sees Recession; S&P Battered in 2008 NY Sun / Travis Pantin

Weak holiday sales spark profit warnings Marketwatch / Andria Cheng

Clinton, Obama Battle Makes for Partisan Politics Without Unity Bloomberg / Kristin Jensen and Julianna Goldman

Euro Rises Against Dollar After Trichet Says ECB Ready on Rates Bloomberg / Lukanyo Mnyanda

30-year mortgage rate drops to 5.87% Marketwatch / Wallace Witkowski

Freddie Mac's Strength Rating May Be Cut by Moody's Bloomberg / Patricia Kuo

The Fed's Message Is Getting Lost in Translation Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

Greenspan's Reputation at Risk as Recession Odds Grow Bloomberg / Rich Miller

For Bernanke, a Question of Toughness NY Times / Louis Uchitelle

Wholesale inventories getting leaner Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

Weakest holiday season in years CNN / Parija B. Kavilanz

Jobless Claims Fall Last Week AP via LA Times / Martin Crutsinger

Steady old Walgreens feeling a little shaky Chicago Tribune / Sandra M. Jones

This Year’s January Effect May Be Real chilly NY Post / John Crudele

Will foreclosures spark an arson boom? Fortune via CNN / Jon Birger

Subprime Folly's Lasting Effects on Wall Street Bloomberg / David Pauly

How low can bank stocks go? Charlotte Observer / Rick Rothacker

ECB leaves rates unchanged FT / Ralph Atkin

Bernanke May Be Forced to Lower Interest Rates by Half Point Bloomberg / Scott Lanman

Buffett’s Berkshire Insures First Bonds Bond Buyer / Dakin Campbell and Matthew Hanson

Recession or Depression? Lew Rockwell / Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr.

Analysts lining up to predict recession in 2008 Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Patricia Sabatini

Year's top forecaster is getting nervous Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

Why oil prices are stubbornly high Christian Science Monitor / Ron Scherer

Taxpayer Advocate Thinks the IRS Owes Apologies Washington Post / Nancy Trejos

Treasuries Little Changed Before Bernanke Speaks on Economy Bloomberg / Wes Goodman

Asian Stocks Fall for First Time in Three Days; Developers Drop Bloomberg / Chen Shiyin and Patrick Rial

Pound falls to record low against the euro London Times

Yen Rises as Drop in Stocks Spurs Investors to Cut Carry Trades Bloomberg / Kosuke Goto and Stanley White

UK: Interest rate cut hopes hammer sterling Telegraph / Edmund Conway

Goldman Says Japan Recession Risk at `Danger Level' Bloomberg / Jason Clenfield


Stop obsessing about the Fed, Mishkin pleads Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

Bank of America deal to buy Countrywide is a gamble AP via Houston Chronicle / Ieva M. Augstums

Treasury Yields Fall for Fourth Week as More Rate Cuts Forecast Bloomberg / Deborah Finestone

Monetary Policy Flexibility, Risk Management, and Financial Disruptions Federal Reserve Board / Frederic S. Mishkin

A Historical Perspective on Housing Downturns Federal Reserve Bank of Boston / Eric S. Rosengren

Fed's Rosengren: Housing slump could worsen economy Reuters / Tamawa Kadoya

Fed Signals Shift as Traders Anticipate Deeper Rate Reductions Bloomberg / Craig Torres

Fed's Plosser on PBS: open to cuts as economy slows Reuters / Ros Krasny

WSJ: Citi May Get Cash From Saudi Prince AP via Forbes

Dow drops 246.69 points on renewed credit fears AP via Houston Chronicle / Tim Paradis

Wall Street To Big Ben: Your Move Forbes / Steve Schaefer

BofA's awesome Countrywide tax break CNN / Allan Sloan

Paulson Says Time `of the Essence' in Any Stimulus Bloomberg / Kevin Carmichael and Rich Miller

Ex-Fed Moskow-FOMC likely to be bold on rate cuts Reuters

Bernanke says he's ready to take action Chicago Tribune / Bill Barnhart

Fed Chief Talks of 'Decisive' Action Washington Post / Neil Irwin

Treasuries Rise, Pushing Yields Down for 4th Week, on Subprime Bloomberg / Kim-Mai Cutler and Deborah Finestone

Bank of America Credit Risk Increases on Countrywide Purchase Bloomberg / Shannon D. Harrington and Hamish Risk

Friday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Indexes Drive Deeper On Mixed Volume Investors Business Daily / Alan R. alliott

Traders Frown on Outlooks / Mark Glassman

Consumers sour on employment outlook: survey Reuters

Dollar modestly higher, but down vs. yen Marketwatch / Lisa Twaronite

Gold hits record $900 an ounce AP via Houston Chronicle / Stevenson Jacobs

Citi, Merrill on hunt for more capital AP via Houston Chronicle / Joe Bel Bruno

The pitfalls of China's rough capitalism AP via Houston Chronicle / William Foreman

Canada job losses stun market, exports firm Reuters / Louise Egan

U.S. stocks open lower on write-downs in financials Marketwatch / Kate Gibson

The Dreaded 'P' Word Is Cropping Up New York Sun / Dan Dorfman

Bernanke Signals Deeper Rate Cuts, Emphasizes Growth Bloomberg / Craig Torres

Central Banks Dance in Denial on Stagflation Bloomberg / Michael R. Sesit

Up From the Pits Forbes / Emily Lambert

Countrywide Take-Under Forbes / Evelyn M. Rusli

Countrywide rescue: $4 billion CNN / David Ellis

Trade deficit widest in 14 months AP via CNN

Crude oil falls further on economic concerns Marketwatch / Nick Godt

Jon Corzine Gets Ready to Pitch Yet Another Big Deal Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

Muni Relatively Cheap, But Absolutely Expensive Bond Buyer / Matthew Posner

California's $3.3B of Deficit Debt Bond Buyer / Rich Saskal

The January Effect's disappearing act Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

Economy Slumps To the Top of the Campaign Agenda Washington Post / Peter Baker and Dan Balz

Stimulus Unlikely to Counter Rise in Oil Prices Washington Post / Steven Mufson

China's Trade Surplus Surges to a Record $262.2 Billion in 2007 Bloomberg / Li Yanping

ECB holds main interest rates steady AFP via Taipei Times

Gold Reaches Record, Silver at 27-Year High on Declining Dollar Bloomberg / Glenys Sim

Crude Oil Rises in New York on Threats of Attacks in Nigeria Bloomberg / Angela Macdonald-Smith and Christian Schmollinger

Bernanke signals 'substantive' cut in US interest rates Independent / Stephen Foley

Treasuries Little Changed; Traders Add to Bets for Fed Rate Cut Bloomberg / Wes Goodman

Bank of England holds base ratesat 5.5% Independent / Sean O'Grady

Europe’s Next Rate Move May Be an Increase NY Times / Carter Dougherty and Julia Werdigier

Yen Falls as Fed Eases Credit Concerns, Spurring Carry Trades Bloomberg / Kosuke Goto


Colorado harnesses the sun Denver Post / Steve Raabe

Fears About Economy Increase Washington Post / Anthony Faiola and Tomoeh Murakami Tse

Fears for US consumer spending as Tiffany starts to lose sparkle London Times / Suzy Jagger

U.S. stocks to face earnings, data tests next week Marketwatch / Nick Godt

Countrywide deal may ease credit crisis LA Times / Walter Hamilton, E. Scott Reckard and Peter Y. Hong

Treasuries Rise for Fourth Week as Bernanke Signals a Rate Cut Bloomberg / Sandra Hernandez and Deborah Finestone

Dollar Falls Versus Euro in Third Week on Fed Outlook Bloomberg / Ye Xie and Bo Nielsen

France's Jouyet Says Europe Cannot Live With Current Euro Level Bloomberg / Sandrine Rastello

Recession worries sink stocks LA Times / Thomas S. Mulligan

Circuit City investor sheds shares AP via Washington Times

WAMU, JPMorgan In Talks Bloomberg via NY Post

Some Debt Trends Are Good. This Isn’t One of Them. NY Times / Floyd Norris

South Florida bankruptcy filings up 68 percent South Florida Sun Sentinel / Harriet Johnson Brackey

Bush and Congress Seen Pushing for Stimulus Plan NY Times / Steven r. Weisman and David M. Herszenhorn

Pound at record low against euro BBC News

Asian Stocks Drop to 3-Month Low This Week on Growth Concerns Bloomberg / Kyung Bok Cho

Cheaper money is bad for Britain Telegraph / Jeff Randall



Bernanke has to testify from a shaky platform FT / Chris Flood

The US Economy and Bernanke's Economics Brookes News via Safehaven / Gerard Jackson

Worries grow that China is exporting inflation Marketwatch / Craig Stephen

Any way you define it, weakness continues on Wall Street Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Gregory M. Drahuschak

Subprime's next likely victim: Regional banks AP via Philadelphia Inquirer Joe Bel Bruno

UT: Credit Union wants to become a bank, but plan isn't flying with some members Salt Lake Tribune / Steven Oberbeck

Detroit's bumpy road to better times CNN / Chris Isidore

Retail Sales Probably Stalled in December: U.S. Economy Preview Bloomberg / Bob Willis

Odds Are Growing for Economic Recession AP via LA Times / Jeannine Aversa

IL: Housing gridlock in Will County: Buyers are scared, sellers stuck Chicago Tribune / Greg Burns

So what's the incentive? Builders ask Chicago Tribune / Mary Umberger

Can tax cuts ward off U.S. recession? Reuters via Guardian / Emily Kaiser

Obama, Following Clinton, Offers $75 Billion Stimulus Bloomberg / Nicholas Johnston

Huckabee's no-tax plan seems fair Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Jack Markowitz

Tactics of commodity addition Dallas Morning News / Scott Burns

Plastic is our next big issue NY Post / Terry Keenan

How to Find Top Interest Wall Street Journal / Robin Sidel

'00s decade might be aptly named St. Louis Post Dispatch / David Nicklaus

Where Market Surprises Lurk in 2008 Wall Street Journal / Gregory Zuckerman

More Cash Down In These 'Declining Markets' Washington Post / Elizabeth Razzi

Larry, Curly, Moe and the Economy NY Times / Ben Stein

Retail sales expected to be very weak Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

It Might Take 10 to 12 Times Salary for Retirement Washington Post / Martha M. Hamilton

Some Fear Economic Stimulus Is Already Too Late NY Times / Peter S. Goodman and Floyd Norris

UK: 'Serious problems': report seeks rate cuts as slowdown takes hold Independent / Simon Evans


Regulators are in a futile fight to stop insider trading Marketwatch / David Weidner

MBA Forecast: Slow Economic Growth in 2008 Will Be Coupled With Lower Levels of Mortgage Originations in 2008 and 2009 Mortgage Bankers Association

How bad is inflation, really? Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

The Economic Outlook for 2008 pdf Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City / Thomas M. Hoenig

Phillips Curves, Monetary Policy, and a Labor Market Transmission Mechanism pdf Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City / Robert R. Reed and Stacey L. Schreft

Oil Prices Settle Higher on Cold Weather AP via Washington Post / J. W. Elphinstone

BofA’s Brand Power NY Post / Holly M. Sanders

The Recession’s Regulatory Causes Lew Rockwell / Michael S. Rozeff

The Fiscal Policy Hat Trick National Review / Thomas Nugent

The National Debt, Social Security, and Medicare All Point Toward More Inflation Ciovacco Capital Management via Safehaven / Chris Ciovacco

California's $49 Billion of Debt May Be Cut by Fitch Bloomberg / Michael B. Marois

Retailers brace for consumer slowdown in 2008 Reuters / Nicole Maestri

Sprint to lay off thousands: Report CNN

The Sweet Revenge Of Steve Jobs Forbes / Brian Caulfield

Good news and bad news for earnings CNN / Alexandra Twin

Street Rides IBM Earnings to Positive Finish Forbes / Steve Schaefer

Cotton nears four-year high, joining in agriculture rally Marketwatch / Laura Mandaro

IRS seeks help from volunteers Contra Costa Times

Overtime hours point to manufacturing recession Reuters / Nick Zieminski

ECB warns crashing dollar may stop Fed cuts Telegraph / Ambrose Evans-Pritchard

Bernanke and Pelosi discuss economy AP via CNN

Odds of rate cuts rise; 3% fed funds a virtual certainty by end of April AFX via Forbes

Goldman Bet on Subprime Mortgage Decline for Most of 2007 Bloomberg / Christine Harper

Islamic bonds hit by scholar Washington Times / Sebastian Abbot

U.S. stocks rally, buoyed by IBM's profit surprise Marketwatch / Kate Gibson

Market Adds To Unconvincing Rally Investors Business Daily / Donald H. Gold

Fidelity Investments to Open Magellan After 10 Years Bloomberg / Sree Vidya Bhaktavatsalam

Sovereign Bancorp shares fall after warning Marketwatch / Greg Morcroft

Sovereign Posts Charge on Loans, Independence Results Bloomberg / Andrew Frye

U.S. Home Sales to Reach Bottom in 2008, Bankers Say Bloomberg / Kathleen M. Howley

Could do better The Economist

Bernanke takes reluctant charge of divided Fed Reuters / Alister Bull

Fed Signals Tougher Response to Faltering Expansion Bloomberg / Craig Torres

Companies Sharpen the Ax for Workers / Stephen Taub

U.S. Retail Sales Growth May Slow to 3.5% in 2008 Bloomberg / Heather Burke

Monday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Sears lowers 4Q outlook, shares fall AP via Houston Chronicle / Ashley M. Heher

Oil, Gold Show Inflation; TIPS Traders Say Forget It Bloomberg / Daniel Kruger and Anchalee Worrachate

Chicago Leads $4.5 Billion of U.S. Muni Bond Sales This Week Bloomberg / Jeremy R. Cooke

FSA Takes Top Spot In Ranking Bond Buyer

Treasuries Little Changed as Stock Rally Reduces Safety Demand Bloomberg / Sandra Hernandez

Bonds flat to lower in stocks vs rate cut balance Reuters / Chris Reese

Gold, Platinum Rise to Record on Declining Dollar; Silver Gains Bloomberg / Claudia Carpenter

Gold gains for fifth day on weaker dollar Marketwatch / Moming Zhou

Oil Prices Rise on Production Fears AP via LA Times / George Jahn

Dollar Falls to Within a Cent of Euro Record on Bets Fed to Cut Bloomberg / Bo Nielsen and Ye Xie

Mortgage-Rate Reset Doesn't Need to Be a Crisis Bloomberg / John F. Wasik

A spat between the Democrats The Economist

Report: China May Block Citigroup Sale AP via Forbes

Americans Cut Back Sharply on Spending NY Times / Michael Barbaro and Louis Uchitelle

Big lenders begin to find stable ground Christian Science Monitor / Ron Scherer

China + Citigroup + Alwaleed = Brave New World Bloomberg / William Pesek

American banks set for further big write-downs Independent / Stephen Foley

A perfect storm door against a U.S. recession? Christian Science Monitor

Asian Stocks Fall, Led by Shipbuilders, on Global Trade Concern Bloomberg / Chua Kong Ho and George Hsu

Euro Gains Versus Dollar on Bets Fed to Cut Rate Below Europe's Bloomberg / Ron Harui and David McIntyre

Goldman Sachs Cuts Asia Growth Forecast on Slowing U.S. Economy Bloomberg / Shamim Adam


As baby boomers retire, home markets will hurt USA Today / Noelle Knox

Are Consumers Driving Us into Recession? Lew Rockwell / Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr.

This is not your father's recession Marketwatch / Dr. Irwin Kellner

IndyMac slashes 2,403 jobs Reuters

The Fed's 20-Year Misguided Monetary Adventure Fake Ben via Safehaven

Fed Loans Draw Lowest Demand Since Start of Auctions Bloomberg / Liz Capo McCormick

Soft Intel numbers thump chip stocks Fortune via CNN / Colin Barr

Treasurys rally on weak holiday sales AP via Houston Chronicle / Leslie Wines

CA: Median home price plummets in county San Diego Union Tribune / Emmet Pierce, Lori Weisberg and Roger Showley

Candidates not leading on economic issues Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

Deeper, faster rate cuts expected as economy cools Marketwatch / Laura Mandaro

S&P hikes mortgage loss expectations, ratings eyed Reuters

Bonds jump on retail sales slump, Citigroup news Reuters / Pedro Nicolaci da Costa

Republicans Make Economy Part of Their Final Pitch in Michigan Bloomberg / Julianna Goldman and Lorraine Woellert

Bush, Congress Find Economy Is Pushing Them Toward Compromise Bloomberg / Laura Litvan

Intel results miss Wall St. target Reuters

Despite Weakness in the Economy, U.S. Productivity Growth Will Accelerate This Year, Says New Report Conference Board

Hedge-Fund Deposits Declined 33% in Fourth Quarter Bloomberg / Tom Cahill

Banks' stories will tell future of the market Chicago Tribune / Bill Barnhart

Stocks Down Hard In Rising Volume Investors Business Daily / Alan R. Elliott

U.S. Stocks Decline on Citigroup's Loss, Drop in Retail Sales Bloomberg / Eric Martin

Federal Reserve announces results of auction of $30 billion in 28-day credit held on January 14, 2008 Federal Reserve Board

Fed Auctions $30 Billion AP via Chicago Tribune / Martin Crutsinger

More waiting in U.S. emergency rooms Washington Times / Gregory Lopes

Everyone Loves Yen in Subprime World of Slowing U.S. Bloomberg / Liz Capo McCormick and Stanley White

Gold rises for fifth day as dollar falls further Marketwatch / Moming Zhou

Stocks off to a dismal start CNN

Tuesday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Ideas of 75 bps cut rise on retail, PPI data Reuters / Ros Krasny

Greenspan’s masterful timing Fortune via CNN / Colin Barr

SF Fed sees 2008 U.S. growth near recession level Reuters

Federal Reserve Events Reuters

State Street's Earnings Fall 28% on Legal Fund Costs Bloomberg / Sree Vidya Bhaktavatsalam

Bonds rise as retail sales boost rate cut forecasts Reuters

Dollar Falls to Two-Year Low Versus Yen as Retail Sales Decline Bloomberg / Ye Xie and Bo Nielsen

Crude Oil Futures Fall on Retail Sales Decline, Saudi Comments Bloomberg / Robert Tuttle

Saudi Arabia: Market dictates production AP via Houston chronicle / Donna Abu-Nasr

U.S. Retail Sales Unexpectedly Declined in December Bloomberg / Bob Willis

U.S. chain store sales up 0.9 pct last week-Redbook Reuters

Whole Prices Soared Last Year AP via Chicago Tribune / Martin Crutsinger

Citigroup Posts Staggering Loss, Cuts Dividend Forbes / Evelyn M. Rusli

U.S. Recession Is Bigger Risk Than China Slowdown, Malkiel Says Bloomberg / Allen Wan

China seeks inroads into U.S. car market LA Times / Ken Bensinger

German Economy Grows by 2.5 Percent AP via Forbes / Geir Moulson

S. Florida retailers brace for slow sales, tough times South Florida Sun Sentinel / Jaclyn Giovis

SC: 2007 broke investment, job records The State / Jim DuPlessis

Commodities’ Relentless Surge NY Times / Clifford Krauss

Recession? Daily Standard / Irwin M. Stelzer

U.S. Retail Sales Probably Stalled in December as Growth Slowed Bloomberg / Bob Willis

Citi to Announce Big Cuts and New Investors NY Times / Eric Dash

Heavy Orders for Airbus and Boeing Raise Backlog Questions NY Times / Nicola Clark

Ethanol Plant's Bust Offers a Preview to Bond Buyers Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

Tax Breaks Sweeten Countrywide Purchase Washington Post / Allan Sloan

Now, economy tops war in election Christian Science Monitor / Peter Grier and Amanda Paulson

Bush, Congress Find Economy Is Pushing Them Toward Compromise Bloomberg / Laura Litvan

Japan: Time to bite the bullet and catch Japan train Telegraph / Tom Stevenson

For the European Central Bank, the glass for growth is half full NY Times via Taipei Times / Mark Landler

Forex turnover in Taipei swells Taipei Times / Judy Lin

Asian Stocks Advance, Led by Samsung Electronics, LG.Philips Bloomberg / Chua Kong Ho

Dollar Trades Near Record Low Versus Euro on Fed Rate-Cut Bets Bloomberg / Stanley White and Ron Harui

UK: Food and fuel drive fastest rise in industry's costs for 16 years London Times / Gary Duncan