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Challenging Times for the U.S. Economy pdf Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City / Thomas M. Hoenig

Quick rescue for Fannie and Freddie? Not so fast Marketwatch / Robert Schroeder

Some Fed Officials Backed Rate Rise Soon, Minutes Say Bloomberg / Craig Torres

Treasury prices fall as stock market rebounds AP via Houston Chronicle / Madlen Read

Huge rebound for Wall Street CNN / David Goldman

U.S. Stocks Gain; Wells Fargo Leads Financials to Record Rally Bloomberg / Lynn Thomasson

Oil's 2-day decline: more than $10 a barrel CNN / Kenneth Musante

FL: State Farm seeks 47.1 percent rate increase in Florida South Florida Sun sentinel / Julie Patel

Brokers have shorts covered too NY Post / Kaja Whitehouse

What the Fed isn't fixing LA Times / Ted W. Lieu

Bernanke Pledges Fannie, Freddie Will Survive AP via NY Sun / Jeannine Aversa

U.S. Treasuries Decline as Inflation Rises More Than Forecast Bloomberg / Daniel Kruger and Cordell Eddings

Derivatives Signal Bank Funding Difficulties Will Persist Bloomberg / Liz Capo McCormick

Mortgage Applications Increase In Latest MBA Weekly Survey Mortgage Bankers Association

Prices up, Dow at 2-year low, euro at record high, but Bush still optimistic NY Daily News / Kenneth R. Bazinet and David Saltonstall

Nasdaq Leads Investors Business Daily / Juan Carlos Arancibia and Vincent Mao

Financials Rally, Lift Indexes / Mark Glassman

States move to regulate senior guardians / Christine Vestal

Fannie, Freddie Have Worn Out Their Independence Bloomberg / John M. Berry

Wells Fargo results ease fears, shares surge Reuters / Jonathan Stempel

Schwab 2Q profit up 1 percent on fees, trading AP via Augusta Chronicle

30Y bond falls 2 points on inflation concerns Reuters

U.S. Consumer Prices Climb by the Most Since 2005 Bloomberg / Shobhana Chandra

U.S. Inflation Heats up Forbes / Maurna Desmond

U.S. Factory Output Rose More Than Forecast on Autos Bloomberg / Timothy R. Homan

Bernanke again tells Congress stability a priority Reuters

Federal Reserve Events Reuters

Fed Steps Back From Imaginary Tightening Ledge Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

Wednesday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Oil Falls After Report Shows Unexpected Increase in Supplies Bloomberg / Mark Shenk

OPEC's empty toolkit Fortune via CNN / Brian O’Keefe

Zimbabwe inflation at 2,200,000% BBC News

The cost of parking your car The Economist

Seeing Bad Loans, Investors Flee From Bank Shares NY Times / Eric Dash

U.S. Two-Year Notes Rise as Slowing Growth May Curb Inflation Bloomberg / Wes Goodman

Woes deepen for U.S. economy Christian Science Monitor / Mark Trumbull

U.S. Consumer Prices Probably Rose in June as Fuel, Food Surged Bloomberg / Shobhana Chandra

One way of gaining ground in a market downturn is by selling short Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Tim Grant

'Naked Shorting': Far More Dangerous Than Sexy Washington Post / Frank Ahrens

Most Asian Stocks Advance, Led by Woolworths; Cnooc Declines Bloomberg / Chen Shiyin and Patrick Rial

Terminate Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Lew Rockwell / Michael S. Rozeff

NY: As the Economy Heads South, Office Rents Go North NY Times / Terry Pristin

On Capitol Hill, Democrats push back on offshore drilling Christian Science Monitor / Gail Russell Chaddock

Democrats See a Need for Further Economic Stimulus NY Times / Peter S. Goodman and David M. Herszenhorn

Congress Overrides Bush’s Veto on Medicare NY Times / David Stout

Oil Is Steady After Biggest Drop in 18 Years on Slowing Demand Bloomberg / Nesa Subrahmaniyan

Dollar Trades Near Record Low as U.S. Banks May Report Losses Bloomberg / Stanley White and Kosuke Goto

Dollar off record low vs euro on oil plunge Reuters via Guardian

On the Outside Now, Watching Fannie Falter Washington Post / Anita Hudson

UK: Gordon Brown is too busy blaming others when he should be taking action Telegraph / David Cameron

UK: In face of the R word, here's to an anniversary rate cut Telegraph / Damian Reece


Turning panic into opportunity Economist

Federal Reserve's Initiatives to Support Minority-Owned Institutions and Expand Consumer Protection Federal Reserve Board / Randall S. Kroszner

MBIA will probably go into 'run-off,' Merrill's Thain says Marketwatch / Alistair Barr

Merrill Lynch Posts Fourth Straight Quarterly Loss Bloomberg / Josh Fineman and Bradley Keoun

Merchants tailor their advertising to ailing economy to get consumers to keep spending Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Teresa F. Lindeman

Inflation, oil send costs of medical supplies soaring Chicago Tribune / Bruce Japsen

MI: State continues to lead nation in joblessness Lansing State Journal / Jeremy W. Steele

End of illusions The Economist

Dow Climbs 207 Points / Mark Glassman

Microsoft profit outlook misses view, shares fall Reuters

Google Earnings Fall Short of Estimates; Shares Drop Bloomberg / Crayton Harrison

IBM 2Q profit jumps 22 percent, beats forecast AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer / Jordan Robertson

Oil's 3-day tumble nears $16 CNN / Kenneth Musante and Beth Braverman

Oil Falls More Than $5 as Natural Gas Tumbles, Economy Slows Bloomberg / Mark Shenk

Oil prices plunge, settle below $130 AP via Houston Chronicle / Adam Schreck

Retirees to get nice raise from soaring inflation NY Post / John Crudele

The Greater Depression and What You Should Do About It Lew Rockwell / Doug Casey

Manufacturers Continue to See Decreases Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Boxed-in Ben The Economist

Bonds pare losses after weak Philly Fed data Reuters

Manufacturing in Philadelphia Region Shrank in July Bloomberg / Courtney Schlisserman

It costs what?! Calculating the CPI requires a lot of shopping around LA Times / Karen Tapia-Andersen

U.S. Initial Jobless Claims Rose to 366,000 Last Week Bloomberg / Bob Willis

TD Ameritrade's 3Q net income up 29 percent AP via Houston Chronicle / Josh Funk

Chase beats estimates with $2 billion in profit Bloomberg via Houston Chronicle

Stocks Open Strong, But Gains Fading Investors Business Daily / Vincent Mao

Thursday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Safeway profit up, cuts identical-store sales forecast Marketwatch / Matt Andrejczak

Gold futures fall fractionally in early selling Marketwatch / Polya Lesova

Oil steadies above $134 after slump Reuters / Santosh Menon

CA: Bargain hunting picks up as Southern California home values fall further LA Times / Glenn Koenig

U.S. Housing Starts Spurred by New York Code Change Bloomberg / Timothy R. Homan

Comparing three periods of globalization The Economist

There's Nothing Sacrosanct About U.S. AAA Rating Bloomberg / Mark Gilbert

Treasuries Little Changed Before Housing, Manufacturing Reports Bloomberg / Gavin Finch and Wes Goodman

NY: A New Look at Holdings of Mayor NY Times / Michael J. de la Merced and Louise Story

Housing Starts in U.S. Probably Fell in June to 17-Year Low Bloomberg / Timothy R. Homan

NY: Home Prices Unchanged in Queens, Long Island as Loans Tighten Bloomberg / Sharon L. Lynch

Shorts on the run Marketwatch / David Callaway

America is lone bright spot as fund managers flee stocks Telegraph / Ambrose Evans-Pritchard

Fannie, Freddie spent millions on lobbying AP via Seattle Times / Tom Raum and Jim Drinkard

Figures in Both Campaigns Have Deep Ties to Mortgage Giants Washington Post / Jonathan Weisman

Paulson Lobbies Congress to Get Fannie-Freddie Rescue Approved Bloomberg / Brian Faler

IndyMac's Failure May Prompt Rush to Withdraw Bank Deposits Bloomberg / Josh P. Hamilton and Daniel Taub

US claims UBS 'colluded' behind secrecy laws London Times / Miles Costello

Michigan's jobless rate stuck at 8.5% Detroit News / Louis Aguilar

While the U.S. Spends Heavily on Health Care, a Study Faults the Quality NY Times / Reed Abelson

Saudis Look Beyond Oil to New Economy in Desert Washington Post / Faiza Saleh Ambah

UK: Our regulators should do less, but do it much better London Times / Damian Reece

UK: Hundreds more jobs are lost as economy reels London Times / Gráinne Gilmore, Philip Webster and Gary Duncan

China's Economic Growth Cools to Slowest Since 2005 Bloomberg / Kevin Hamlin and Li Yanping

China's GDP growth pace cools in second quarter Marketwatch / Chris Oliver

Oil Steady After Tumbling on Unexpected U.S. Supply Increase Bloomberg / Mark Shenk

Global Economic Confidence Drops on Market Turmoil, Oil Surge Bloomberg / Simon Kennedy


Nation can't afford to lose Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Dallas Morning News / Steve Brown

Canada's Dollar Gains for a Second Week on Bank Comments, Data Bloomberg / Jamie McGee

Yahoo! Letter Warns You Can’t Trust Icahn, M’Soft NY Post / Zachery Kouwe

U.S. Stocks: Flat Day ... Hooray! Forbes / Steve Schaefer

The Dow at 7,200? Superbear's Scary Roar NY Sun / Dan Dorfman

What, me bear? Marketwatch / Nick Godt

Armed and Dangerous Euro Pacific via Safehaven / Peter Schiff

Mortgage rates rose on Friday: BestInfo Reuters

Dollar modestly higher after Citigroup earnings Marketwatch / William L. Watts & Lisa Twaronite

SIFMA: Short-sale Guidance From the SEC “Essential” SIFMA

SIFMA Supports MSRB Efforts to Increase Disclosure and Transparency SIFMA

UT: Economic downturn has Utahns tightening belts Salt Lake Tribune / Cathy McKitrick

Fed's Stern Says Rate Rise Can't Wait for Crisis End Bloomberg / Vivien Lou Chen

Why the Fed Should Be Buying Dollars CNBC via MSNBC / Martin Baccardax

Can Young Americans Compete in a Global Economy? Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco / Elizabeth Cascio

Pimco's El-Erian Says Agency Debt Is Undervalued Bloomberg / Pimm Fox and Sandra Hernandez

Treasury prices decline for 3rd straight session AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer / Joe Bel Bruno

New FDIC Rules of Concern for Large Depositors Ciovacco Capital Management / Chris Ciovacco

Freddie chief's jackpot Fortune via CNN / Colin Barr

Platinum falls to 5-month low on slowing economy AP via San Deigo Union Tribune / Stevenson Jacobs

Oil falls again: Is the bubble bursting? AP via Houston Chronicle / Adam Schreck

U.S. Stocks Break Six-Week Slump as Citigroup Beats Estimates Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton

CA: Jobless rate here climbs to highest level in 13 years San Diego Union Tribune / Dean Calbreath

Fed's Hoenig Finds Bitter Inflation in Colorado Chocolate Plant Bloomberg / Vivien Lou Chen

Auction Implosion Reaps Fees, Not Scorn, for Dealers Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

Surging Prices Changing U.S. Consumer Behavior Gallup Daily / Dennis Jacobe

U.S. Stocks Decline as Google, Microsoft Lead Technology Lower Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton

Friday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Jim Bunning's Capitalism Pitch Is in Strike Zone Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

Oil rebounds on economic outlook CNN / Kenneth Musante

Mexico Bank Increases Interest Rate on Concerns About Inflation Bloomberg / Jens Erik Gould

China's Economic Fortunes Swing Toward Recession Bloomberg / William Pesek

Bond probes multiply Boston Herald / Jay Fitzgerald

Treasury Two-Year Notes Head for Weekly Gain as Oil Declines Bloomberg / Wes Goodman

Wachovia Office Is Raided by Securities Regulators AP via NY Times

U.S. Futures Fall on Google, Merrill, Microsoft Earnings Misses Bloomberg / Lynn Thomasson and Elizabeth Stanton

Asian Stocks Drop, Led by Cnooc, Posco; Mizuho Financial Gains  Bloomberg / Chen Shiyin and Patrick Rial

Dollar Heads For Weekly Gain on Signs Subprime Losses Limited Bloomberg / Stanley White and Kosuke Goto

How much federal help for housing? Christian Science Monitor / Mark Trumbull

New Stimulus Plan on Tap NY Times / Paul Kane

UK: Millions of decent taxpayers will foot the bill for institutional idiocy Telegraph / Jeff Randall

Some BOJ Members Say Should Look at Economic Risk Bloomberg / Mayumi Otsuma

IMF plays down fear of global slump London Times / Gary Duncan



Offshore drilling safer, but small spills routine Houston Chronicle / David Ivanovich and Kristen Hays

Where Americans will (and won't) cut back CNN / Jessica Dickler

Treasuries Fall Most Since June as Financial-Firm Concerns Ebb Bloomberg / Daniel Kruger and Dakin Campbell

Good time for bonds. No, really Globe and Mail / Boyd Erman

Business bankruptcy filings leap in 2008 McClatchy via Charlotte Observer / Tony Pugh

Uncomfortable Answers to Questions on the Economy NY Times / Peter S. Goodman

Have banks bottomed out? Chicago Tribune / Becky Yerak

Dollar Rebounds From Record Versus Euro as Credit Turmoil Eases Bloomberg / Bo Nielsen and Ye Xie

U.S. Stocks End Six-Week Skid on Bank Earnings, Fannie Mae Plan Bloomberg / Eric Martin

Why the gas tax could go up AP via CNN

CA: County jobless rate at 12-year high San Diego Union Tribune / Dean Calbreath

For Global Trade Talks, the Stakes Have Risen NY Times / Stephen Castle

The Crisis Is Upon Us Texas Straight Talk via Lew Rockwell / Ron Paul

Stern Says Fed Shouldn't Wait for End of Crisis to Raise Rates Bloomberg / Vivien Lou Chen

Major investor sides with Yahoo board LA Times / Joseph Menn

Asia Stocks Fall for Fifth Week in Six on Global Growth Concern Bloomberg / Hanny Wan and Chua Kong Ho

UK: House prices tipped to fall 20% in two years London Times / Gráinne Gilmore


Putting on the VIX Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

Fed's Stern says don't wait to raise interest rates Marketwatch / Michael Kitchen

In this economy, failure is an option LA Times / Peter G. Gosselin

Consumers change buying habits, but will it last? AP via Seattle Times / Anne D’Innocenzio

Credit seen drying up for U.S. small business Reuters via USA Today / Nick Carey

Vacation homes take time off Allentown Morning Call / Beth W. Orenstein

Home Sales, Durables Orders Probably Fell: U.S. Economy Preview Bloomberg / Bob Willis

The other side of the housing crisis AP via Allentown Morning Call / Alex Veiga

Housing suffers further as economy slouches Marketwatch / Greg Robb

Dark Knight' Makes Record $155.3 Million at Theaters Bloomberg / Andy Fixmer and Meg Tirrell

Paulson `Very Optimistic' on Freddie, Fannie Rescue Bloomberg / John Brinsley

UK: Gordon Brown throws out his fiscal rule book and fulfils Labour's economic destiny Telegraph / Liam Halligan

Israel Key Index Fell 0.3% in June, Central Bank Says Bloomberg / Alisa Odenheimer

Too Big to Fail? NY Times / Peter S. Goodman

Given a Shovel, Digging Deeper Into Debt NY Times / Gretchen Morgenson

Raiding the Retirement Stash Washington Post / Micelle Singletary

The Economy: How Bad Can It Get? Wall Street Journal / Mark Gongloff

Feds too much in the house Boston Herald / Jay Fitzgerald

Banks responsible for the loss of trust LA Times / David Lazarus

Bank stocks look cheap, but buyers remain cautious AP via Augusta Chronicle / Joe Bel Bruno

Landlords, if Only by Accident NY Times / Vivian Marino

Struggling, but Staying in a Home NY Times / Bob Tedeschi

Seeking Lower Taxes as Your House Value Falls Wall Street Journal / Arden Dale

Lonely, wounded dollar won't get any help AP via Palm Beach Post / Rachel Beck

Income Tax Brackets and Rates for '09 Wall Street Journal / Tom Herman

UK: Recession next year: forecaster says things can only get worse Independent / Margareta Pagano

How Long Can Gold Shine? Washington Post / Steven E. Levingston

The Future Is So Yesterday Washington Post / Joel Garreau


Solutions for today's problems might come from the 1980s Marketwatch / Irwin Kellner

Money, Credit, Inflation and Deflation Speculative Investor via Safehaven / Steve Saville

Reading the VLMAP Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

Pimco's Gross Says Fannie, Freddie Need Treasury Bloomberg / Kathleen Hays and Sandra Hernandez

Widespread earnings woes reflect consumer fears Reuters

Economy hobbles California town USA Today / Edward Iwata

Wisconsin's fund to pay jobless running dry AP via St. Paul Pioneer Press

Apple beats estimates but guides lower CNN / Ben Rooney

Stocks end mixed on worries about earnings, oil AP via Denver Post / Joe Bel Bruno

High yield? Read the fine print Marketwatch /

Wachovia to exit wholesale mortgage business CNN

CBOE earnings jump 36% on higher trading volumes Chicago Tribune / Josh Boak

Worried about your money after IndyMac's failure? Don't be Dallas Morning News / Pamela Yip

Bonds firm late as stocks turn negative Reuters / Richard Leong

You get what you pay for The Economist

Bonds down as bank results stifle safe-haven bid Reuters / Chris Reese

Freddie Mac May Slow Purchases of Mortgages, Bonds Bloomberg / Dawn Kopecki and Jody Shenn

Wall Street reverses direction CNN / Catherine Clifford

U.S. Economy: Leading Indicators Drop a Second Month Bloomberg / Courtney Schlisserman

Federal Reserve Events Reuters

Bank Of America Pleases Investors Forbes / Maurna Desmond

Economy may avoid recession but slow growth seen Reuters / Joanne Morrison

No easy fix for troubles reminiscent of '30s, '70s Boston Globe via Modesto Bee / Robert Gavin

'Microhoo' saga isn't over yet CNN / Paul R. La Monica

NYSE Holds, Others Pull Back In Weak Trade Investors Business Daily / Alan R. Elliott

Stocks hold mild gains on Bank of America results / Kate Gibson

Industrials Pegged as Next To Falter NY Sun / Dan Dorfman

Lehman Cuts Global Stocks Forecast, Still Sees Rally Bloomberg / Patrick Rial

MI: Gas costs pinching cab drivers' earnings Detroit Free Press / Meghana Keshavan

Treasuries Fall as Government to Sell $58 Billion in New Debt Bloomberg / Dakin Campbell and Sandra Hernandez

Ranking the Top Commodity Exporters Morgan Stanley / Stephen Jen and Luca Bindelli

In today's market, it's hard to give away home AP via Lansing State Journal / J. W. Elphinstone

Economic stimulus, Round 2? Christian Science Monitor / Ron Scherer

How Independent Is a Tax-Burdened American NY Sun / John Thompson

U.S. Expansion May Be First in 60 Years Without Income Recovery Bloomberg / Vivien Lou Chen

Credit seen drying up for small business Reuters / Nick Carey

Bank of America profit tumbles 41% CNN / David Ellis

Most banks are safe ... so is the FDIC CNN / Chris Isidore

Oil rises on Iran, storm CNN / David Goldman

Mideast Facing Choice Between Crops and Water NY Times / Andrew Martin

Monday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

U.S. Stocks Gain a 4th Day After Bank of America Tops Estimates Bloomberg / Lynn Thomasson

U.S. Companies to Raise Prices Amid Soaring Costs, Survey Says Bloomberg / Timothy R. Homan

Fed Chairman Bernanke's personal finances are no-frills AP via USA Today / Jeannine Aversa

Treasury Investors Turn More Bearish, Survey Shows Bloomberg / Aaron Pan



Some consumers dropping shopping AP via Allentown Morning Call / Candice Choi

11 reasons America's a new socialist economy Marketwatch / Paul B. Farrell

Families at risk in recession Marketwatch / Ruth Mantell

Banks rally amid hopes worst is over Globe and Mail / Sinclair Stewart and Tara Perkins

NV: Housing affordability seen as long-term problem Las Vegas Sun / Brian Wargo

Moderate and lower earners under more pressure Reuters / Joanne Morrison

Yahoo prediction: Jerry’s a goner Fortune via CNN / Adam Lashinsky

Yahoo profit falls, CFO says 2008 outlook intact Reuters

What’s Google News worth? $100 million Fortune via CNN / Jon Fortt

Wall Street surges as drop in oil offsets disappointing earnings reports; financials rally AP via Chicago Tribune / Joe Bel Bruno

It Takes Two to Restate / Stephen Taub

Bonds sink on inflation concerns CNN / David Goldman

Emerging debt-Spreads narrow in light activity Reuters / Manuela Badawy

Oil falls $3 on economic worries CNN / Kenneth Musante

Schwab Names Bettinger as CEO, Replacing Firm Founder Bloomberg / Zachary R. Mider

Wachovia: We're Not For Sale Forbes / Maurna Desmond

Home Prices Tumbled 4.8% in May as U.S. Banks Rein in Lending Bloomberg / Kathleen M. Howley

Fannie, Freddie Fall on Concern More Losses to Come Bloomberg / Dawn Kopecki

Review and Preview Morgan Stanley / Ted Wieseman

Bernanke towers as biggest Fed market mover: study Reuters / Alister Bull

Two Fed myths that need debunking Fortune via CNN / Allan Sloan

Plosser Says Fed Should Raise Rates Sooner, Not Later Bloomberg / Scott Lanman and Anthony Massucci

Tuesday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Indexes Battle Up From Lows In Big Volume Investors Business Daily / Alan R. Elliott

Don’t Let Last Week’s Stock Market Rally fool You NY Post / John Crudele

Oil plummets $5 a barrel CNN / Kenneth Musante

Why the oil crunch may grow worse LA Times via South Florida Sun Sentinel / Elizabeth Douglass

OH: Jobless rate soars in June Cincinnati Enquirer

Perspectives on the Economy, Inflation, and Monetary Policy Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia / Charles I. Plosser

The Federal Reserve’s Term Auction Facility Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Rate hikes needed - Philly Fed president AP via CNN

Comeback Story of 2009 Will Be Auction-Rate Market Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

U.S. Economy Defies the Gloom in Past Quarter Bloomberg / John M. Berry

Wachovia loses $8.86 billion, slashes jobs Reuters / Jonathan Stempel

Fannie, Freddie Rescue May Cost Taxpayers $25 Billion, CBO Says Bloomberg / Brian Faler and Dawn Kopecki

Mervyns may file for bankruptcy, sources say LA Times / Andrea Chang

Stocks open lower as Wachovia, others disappoint AP via LA Times

Oil falls below $130 after big rise a day earlier AP via Forbes / Pablo Gorondi

The fight to right the economy continues Daily Standard / Irwin M. Stelzer

Stock Buybacks Are a Scam Lew Rockwell / Eric Englund

Treasuries Fall as Asian Stocks Rise Before U.S. Note Auctions Bloomberg / Wes Goodman

A housing rescue nears – but for whom? Christian Science Monitor / Gail Russell Chaddock

Crude Oil Falls as Storm Forecast to Miss Gulf Production Areas Bloomberg / Christian Schmollinger

Dollar Trades Near Record Low; American Express Profit Falls Bloomberg / Stanley White and Kosuke Goto

As Travel Costs Rise, More Meetings Go Virtual NY Times / Steve Lohr

Australia's Annual Inflation Probably Accelerated Bloomberg / Jacob Greber


The Whiners Forbes / Liz Moyer

SIFMA Primary Dealers Survey Forecasts Higher Net Total Treasury Issuance Q3 08 SIFMA

Muni Yields Rise on Insurer Woes as Los Angeles Leads Borrowers Bloomberg / Jeremy R. Cooke

Federal minimum wage rises 70 cents Thursday Marketwatch / Ruth Mantell

Hawkish Bank of England Even As Economy Slows Northern Trust via Safehaven / Victoria Marklew

Minimum wage going up, little help as costs soar AP via Houston Chronicle / Christopher S. Rugaber

Bonds slip as safety bids fade on stock gains Reuters / Richard Leong

U.S. House Approves Fannie-Freddie Bill by 272-152 Bloomberg / Brian Faler

Housing legislation a help but no magic wand Reuters / Burton Frierson

Mortgage rates unchanged on Wednesday: BestInfo Reuters

Beige Book Paints A Neutral Picture Forbes / Carl Gutierrez

Beige Book Federal Reserve Board

Fed's Plosser Says Housing Slump No Bar to Rate Rise Bloomberg / Anthony Massucci and Kathleen Hays

Sallie Mae Profit Falls as Buyers Shun Securities Bloomberg / Oliver Staley and Brian Kladko

Credit Ratings Still Weak / Stephen Taub

House OKs mortgage rescue CNN / Jeanne Sahadi Net Doubles on Overseas, Electronics Sales Bloomberg / Heather Burke

Stocks end higher on sliding oil prices CNN / Catherine Clifford

Oil Falls Below $125 as U.S. Fuel Supplies Gain, Demand Drops Bloomberg / Mark Shenk

No Bottom Yet for Ailing Financials Euro Pacific via Safehaven / John Browne

Wachovia shares have seen a bottom, some say Marketwatch / Joyce Koh

CA: 17,000 valley homes seized as foreclosures continue to skyrocket Modesto Bee / J.N. Sbranti

US Fed chief Bernanke puts his trust in Canadian bonds Independent / Sean O'Grady

Bank of Canada event with Fed speakers not public Reuters

Rally Fizzles / Mark Glassman

Indexes Squander Good Gains Investors Business Daily

Microsoft Holders Say Web Spending Masks Idea Drought Bloomberg / Amy Thomson

Costco warns 4th-quarter profit will miss estimate Marketwatch / Andria Cheng and Steve Goldstein

UPS says profit down 21% in second quarter Bloomberg via Akron Beacon Journal / Mary Jane Credeur

Treasuries Decline Before Record Note Auction as Stocks Rise Bloomberg / Dakin Campbell and Sandra Hernandez

Banks near and far post dismal results St. Petersburg Times / Helen Huntley

Financial Stocks Rise Wondrously on Woeful Results Bloomberg / David Pauly

E-Trade falls 10% after earnings hit Marketwatch / Alistair Barr

Oil futures slip below $127 a barrel AP via Detroit News

The U.S. consumer: Is gloom priced in? Reuters / Martinne Geller

U.S. middle class losing ground CNN / Tami Luhby

Majority of economists see McCain better for stocks Reuters / Emily Kaiser

"Wall Street got drunk": Bush at private event Reuters

McCain And The Economy Forbes

Fed Detectives Sift Ads, Surveys to Measure Inflation Threat Bloomberg / Craig Torres

Federal Reserve Events Reuters

Yahoo! solves one problem and is left with all the others The Economist

Wednesday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Costco sees 4Q, full-year profit below estimates AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer / Anne D’Innocenzio

Boeing Net Falls 19% on Cheaper Jets, Program Charge Bloomberg / Susanna Ray

Overseas sales boost McDonald's BBC News

Stronger dollar, Gulf weather push oil down again AP via Houston Chronicle

Mortgage Applications Decrease In Latest MBA Weekly Survey Mortgage Bankers Association

CA: Most foreclosures in at least 20 years San Francisco Chronicle / James Temple

Politics, Economy Threaten Asia's Growth Forbes / Oxford Analytica

States worry about dwindling road funds / Stephen C. Fehr

Oil extends decline, drops below $128 AP via Detroit News / Gillian Wong

Treasuries Little Changed as Stocks Gain Before Record Auction Bloomberg / Wes Goodman

Could Your Bank Fail? Lew Rockwell / Bill Sardi

Is now the time to get bullish? Marketwatch / Todd Harrison

Hill Budget Chief Weighs Odds, Cost Of Rescue Plan Washington Post / Lori Montgomery and David S. Hilzenrath

Congress Pursues $80 Oil With Trading Limits, Disclosure Rules Bloomberg / Daniel Whitten

Amazon May Say Profit Increased on Overseas Sales, Electronics Bloomberg / Heather Burke

Sharp fall in profits increases pressure on Yahoo! London Times / Suzy Jagger

Back-to-school season to be hard on retailers Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Patricia Sabatini

Woes Afflicting Mortgage Giants Raise Loan Rates NY Times / Vikas Bajaj

Speculators Aren’t Driving Up Oil Prices, Report Says NY Times / Jad Mouawad and Diana B. Henriques

Asian Stocks Gain for Third Day as Credit, Oil Concerns Retreat Bloomberg / Chua Kong Ho and Shani Raja

Australia's Quarterly Inflation Accelerates to 1.5% Bloomberg / Jacob Greber


Workingman's blues The Economist

Budget gaps triple for '09 / Pamela M. Prah

Mortgages and retirees don't mix Dallas Morning News / Scott Burns

Why wasn't IndyMac on FDIC problem list? San Francisco Chronicle / Kathleen Pender

Trading, volatility spike in financial ETF Marketwatch / John Spence

IL: Five contestants left in bid for the Cubs Chicago Sun Times / David Roeder

Fed Discount Loans to Commercial Banks Rise to Record Bloomberg / Scott Lanman

Back to school -- economics school Marketwatch / Jennifer Waters

America's weak economy weighing heavily on minds AP via Allentown Morning Call / Alan Fram

Signs that the hedge-fund industry is growing more slowly The Economist

U.S. Stocks Drop as Financials Have Biggest Decline in 8 Years Bloomberg / Lynn Thomasson

Oil rebounds mildly, natural gas drops again AP via Houston Chronicle

Traders manipulated oil prices - U.S. CNN / Steve Hargreaves

Saudi oil exports may start falling in 2014 Bloomberg via Houston Chronicle

GOP kills effort to release oil from US stockpile AP via Houston Chronicle / Andrew Taylor

Unhappy America The Economist

Barack Obama’s trip abroad has been going better than he could have dared hope The Economist

Systemic Risk and Financial Markets Federal Reserve Bank of New York / Timothy F. Geithner

Geithner Seeks `Important Role' for Fed in Financial Oversight Bloomberg / Scott Lanman

Bonds climb as data, lower stocks stoke safety bid Reuters / Chris Reese

New York sues UBS over auction-rate securities Marketwatch / Greg Morcroft

Black box blues Economist

Even now, retailers see a blue Christmas Chicago Tribune / Sandra M. Jones

Indexes Move Lower On Lower Trading Investors Business Daily / Alan R. Elliott

Stocks sink on grim economic news CNN / David Goldman

Pimco: $1 trillion housing losses seen Reuters / John Parry

Chicago home sales drop 28% in June Chicago Tribune / Margaret O'Brien

Mortgage rates spike upward in latest week Reuters

The Big Mac Index The Economist

Commodities losing altitude Globe and Mail / David Parkinson

Dollar can't buck the trend lower vs. peso LA Times / Marla Dickerson

Dollar hits two-week high vs. euro CNN / Kenneth Musante

Mooooooo! Pimco / Bill Gross

Inflation Deflation Red-flation Blue-flation Ludwig von Mises Institute / Matthew Beller

Optimists Buy IPhones While Pessimists Hoard Gold Bloomberg / Mark Gilbert

Claims for unemployment benefits jump to 406,000 AP via Houston Chronicle

Sales of U.S. Existing Homes Fell to 10-Year Low Bloomberg / Bob Willis

Housing market weakens again CNN / Catherine Clifford

Thursday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

U.S. Stocks Drop, Led by Banks, on Housing Concern; Ford Falls Bloomberg / Lynn Thomasson

Cox's Naked Short Package Weakens Market Jewels Bloomberg / Jonathan Weil

Southwest 2Q profit up, sales rise 11 percent AP via Houston Chronicle / David Koenig

Credit Suisse Earnings Beat Estimates; Shares Climb Bloomberg / Elena Logutenkova

Oil rises slightly AP via CNN

German Optimism Falls as Europe Recession Risks Rise Bloomberg / Fergal O'Brien

Rising costs of financial turmoil Christian Science Monitor / Mark Trumbull

Sales of Existing Homes in the U.S. Probably Declined in June Bloomberg / Bob Willis

Obama, McCain Back Bernanke, Likely to Avoid Intruding on Fed Bloomberg / Scott Lanman

Fed Report Portrays Stressed Economy Washington Post / Neil Irwin

U.S. Senate to Take Up Fannie-Freddie Bill After House Approval Bloomberg / Brian Faler

Wal-Mart Sells Japan's First Retailer Samurai Bonds Since 1979 Bloomberg / Takashi Ueno and Oliver Biggadike

Battered permabull concedes to bears, sort of Marketwatch / Peter Brimelow

Asian Stocks Rise, Set for Best Week in 11 Months, as Oil Falls Bloomberg / Chua Kong Ho and Shani Raja

UK: Mortgage approvals plunge by 66% in a year Independent / Sean O'Grady

Bollard Cuts N.Z.'s Key Rate, Signals More Reductions Bloomberg / Tracy Withers

Treasuries Little Changed; Home Sales May Approach Record Low Bloomberg / Wes Goodman

Head of Microsoft’s Online Efforts Departs NY Times / Steve Lohr

Oil Survey Says Arctic Has Riches NY Times / Jad Mouawad

Dollar Trades Near 1-Month High on Fannie, Freddie Rescue Bill Bloomberg / Stanley White and Kosuke Goto

Japan's Exports Fall for First Time in Four Years Bloomberg / Jason Clenfield



Bank of America, Wells Fargo Say Loan Changes Rising Bloomberg / Alison Vekshin

Oil rises above $126 a barrel AP via Detroit News / Pablo Gorondi

Will economic downturn hit Disney earnings? Marketwatch / Russ Britt

It Takes a Crisis Forbes / Robyn Meredith

Only The Small Survive Forbes / Jerry Flint

Unanchored Expectations? Interpreting the Evidence from Inflation Surveys Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco / Wayne Huang and Bharat Trehan

Fannie, Freddie Subordinated Debt May Be Cut by S&P Bloomberg / Dawn Kopecki and Shannon D. Harrington

For the economy, finally some news not half bad AP via Houston chronicle / Martin Crutsinger

Banks brace for more pain CNN / David Ellis

Precious metals rally as US dollar weakens vs euro AP via Seattle Times / Stevenson Jacobs

Oil falls $5 for the week CNN / Kenneth Musante

Dollar gets lift from data, weaker crude oil Marketwatch / Lisa Twaronite and William L. Watts

Global Forecast Risks: From Inflation Upside to Growth Downside Morgan Stanley / Richard Berner

WaMu Falls for Third Day as Investors Focus on Funding Sources Bloomberg / Shannon D. Harrington

Long-Term Investors Need Trends to Make Money Ciovacco Capital Management / Chris Ciovacco

This Bear Market May Have More Bite NY Sun / Dan Dorfman

Nasdaq Leads Advance On Wall Street Investors Business Daily / Alan R. Elliott

Never Say Never NY Post / Zachery Kouwe

Whats Behind the Slide in Oil and Commodities? SirChartsAlot via Safehaven / Gary Dorsch

Oil drops to around $123 as traders look for signs of stabilization; US pump prices near $4 AP via Orlando Sentinel / Adam Schreck

It's Always Darkest Before the Dawn...of a Depression Safehaven / Kurt Kasun

MI: Lansing-area jobless rate still at 7.2 percent Lansing State Journal / Kathryn Prater

Insurer Collapse Means Buying Muni Bonds in the Raw Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

U.S. Stocks Rise on Durable Goods, Home Sales, Confidence Data Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton

Friday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

More subscribers boost Netflix 2Q results AP via Houston Chronicle

Shortsighted Naked-Short Solution Forbes / Robert Lenzner

81% afflicted with housing depression Chicago Tribune / Mary Umberger

Consumer confidence rebounds from 28-year low Reuters

Orders for Durable Goods in U.S. Unexpectedly Advance Bloomberg / Courtney Schlisserman

U.S. Foreclosures Double as House Prices Decline Bloomberg / Bob Ivry

Oil price decline picks up pace CNN / Kenneth Musante

Crude Oil Futures Fall on Signs Fuel Consumption Will Decline Bloomberg / Mark Shenk

Treasuries Head for Weekly Advance; New Home Sales May Decline Bloomberg / Wes Goodman

Housing Bill Has Something for Nearly Everyone NY Times / Ron Lieber

Outstanding Investments isn't giving up on oil Marketwatch / Peter Brimelow

Oil Rises After Israel Says Force May Be Needed to Halt Iran Bloomberg / Christian Schmollinger

Dutch oil traders accused of crude swindle Telegraph / James Quinn

Asian Stocks Fall on Credit Concern; National Australia Slumps Bloomberg / Chua Kong Ho and Shani Raja

Dollar dips from 1-month high vs yen after weak US data Reuters via Guardian

UK: Fears of recession grow as Britons stop spending and sales slump London Times / Gary Duncan

Fuel cost now driving up electric bills Christian Science Monitor / Ron Scherer

Housing crisis hits exurbs hard Christian Science Monitor / Michael B. Farrell

Ford Posts Loss of $8.7 Billion NY Times / Nick Bunkley

Microsoft Chief to Spend $1.2 Billion Fighting Google Bloomberg / Dina Bass and Amy Thomson

Japan Inflation Rises to Decade-High 1.9% on Gasoline Bloomberg / Mayumi Otsuma

South Korea Maintains Economic Growth Pace on Exports Bloomberg / William Sim


Deposit insurance limits make sense -- at least in principle LA Times via Chicago Tribune / Tom Petruno

CO: State banks endure crunch Denver Post / Aldo Svaldi

Gasoline price drop continues, to $3.970 Sunday, AAA says Reuters via USA Today

UBS suspends U.S. head of fixed income – report Marketwatch

U.S. regulators seize two more banks, engineer sale Reuters / John Poirier

Ben Bernanke’s Hush Money Lew Rockwell / Gary North

Economy, big discounters hurting Mervyns, others San Diego Union Tribune / Penni Crabtree

Park your cash in a safe place CNN / Jessica Dickler

New homes remaining hard to sell AP via South Florida Sun Sentinel / Martin Crutsinger

Renters moving to urban centers to save on gas, commuting AP via Pittsburgh Post Gazette / J. W. Elphinstone

Many brokers risk loss of license AP via Indianapolis Star / Deanna Martin

Delusions of Debt – The Ron Paul Solution Lew Rockwell / Jim Quinn

Wachovia's rates on CDs bringing billions in deposits Charlotte Observer / Christina Rexrode

Two more banks fail; FDIC sells deposits Marketwatch

Senate passes landmark housing bill CNN / Jeanne Sahadi

GOP sends message to Bush with housing vote AP via Tennessean / Julie Hirschfield Davis

Oil's 2-week nosedive shows up at the pump AP via Houston Chronicle / Adam Schreck


Why water is become a commodity Chicago Tribune via Newsday / Andrew Leckey

Jobs, GDP, housing data on tap Marketwatch / Ruth Mantell

Flight from stocks should not be far Chicago Tribune / Gail MarksJarvis

Obama gives Bernanke vote of confidence Reuters / Caren Bohan

Oil May Become GOP's 2008 Issue Washington Post / Michael D. Shear and Paul Kane

Is McCain The Street’s Best Option? NY Post / Terry Keenan

What if housing bailout’s not enough? Washington Post / Lori Montgomery and Paul Kane

Sacramento-area homeowners associations feel bite of tough economy Sacramento Bee / Jim Wasserman

Which deposits insured? Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Patricia Sabatini,

Economic woes hit U.S. credit card business Reuters via Globe and Mail / Jonathan Stempel

Industry Gushed Money After Reversal on Drilling Washington Post / Matthew Mosk

OH: Realtor sees glimmer of light ahead for market Cincinnati Enquirer / Lisa Bernard-Kuhn

The Blessings of Living in a 'Mental Recession' Washington Post / Michelle Singletary

It’s Bad, but Remember We’re Dodging the Worst NY Times / Ben Stein

In a Downturn, Buy and Hold or Quit and Fold? US News and World Report via NY Times / Paul J. Lim

UK: Can the economy grow even if consumers wilt? London Times / David Smith

Concerns over proposed trade deal BBC News

Why This Run-Up Is Different Washington Post / Steven Martin

Where there's a will, it pays Chicago Tribune / Gregory Karp

Warning that UK economy is heading into recession London Times / David Smith



Remarks on covered bond framework Federal Reserve Board / Kevin Warsh

Whither Federal Reserve Communications Federal Reserve Board / Frederic S. Mishkin

Start Drilling Now to Lower Oil, Gasoline Prices Bloomberg / Kevin Hassett

Aiming For Google But Hitting Yahoo!? Forbes / Brian Caulfield

Retailers hunt for shoppers as consumers hunt for bargains Marketwatch / Irwin Kellner

Cure Wall Street's hangover with this 12-step intervention Marketwatch / Paul B. Farrell

Feedback mixed on eBay real estate auctions St. Petersburg Times / Susan Taylor Martin

Treasury prices rise on more financial jitters AP via Houston chronicle / Joe Bel Bruno

Dollar Bulls Might Just Meet Godot This Time Bloomberg / Michael R. Sesit

Covered Bonds: Paulson Pushes New Capital Source / Stephen Taub

SIFMA Announces Formation of U.S. Covered Bonds Traders Committee SIFMA

Welcome, Mr. President: Here's the tab CNN / Jeanne Sahadi

U.S. Stocks Fall, Led by Banks on Outlook for More Housing Woes Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton

Stocks slide 240 points on financials AP via Long Beach Press Telegram / Tim Paradis

IMF Says End of U.S. Housing Slump `Not Visible' Bloomberg / Christopher Swann

Once Again, It's The Economy, Stupid Forbes / Brian Wingfield

Tourism rises globally, but not to U.S. Christian Science Monitor / Howard LaFranchi

Transparency Sought as Speculators' Activity in Oil Market Grows Washington Post / David Cho

If bank fails, check status of brokered CD Dallas Morning News / Pamela Yip

US corp distress could mean big bankruptcies-report Reuters

30Y gains 1 point on financial sector worries Reuters

U.S. Stocks Fall on Verizon, Tyson Earnings; Fannie Mae Climbs Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton

Kraft Foods profit beats estimates Reuters

Monday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Winners and Losers from Terms-of-Trade Shocks Morgan Stanley / Stephen Jen & Luca Bindelli

Federal Reserve will offer $75 billion in 28-day credit through its Term Auction Facility today Federal Reserve Board

Fed's Stern: Inflation a concern, growth headwinds rising Reuters

Federal Reserve Events Reuters

Help is at hand The Economist

Record 2008 deficit - Bush official AP via CNN

Higher prices heading beyond gas, food AP via Seattle Times / Ellen Simon

Credit crisis still spreading, IMF says Globe and Mail / Heather Scoffield

German Consumer Confidence Declines to Five-Year Low Bloomberg / Christian Vits

Mortgage Debt Least of Bad Bets as Investing Sinks Bloomberg / Daniel Kruger

Bust Up These Beasts Forbes / Steve Forbes

Freddie, Fannie `Fair Values' Hardly Look Fair Bloomberg / Jonathan Weil

Stocks set to tumble CNN / Kenneth Musante

Verizon Communications Profit Rises on Mobile Subscriber Growth Bloomberg / Crayton Harrison

Nasdaq sees possible Q4 "flurry" of Asia listings Reuters

Bear Market Rally May End as Kimberly, Novellus Forecasts Dim Bloomberg / Michael Tsang and Eric Martin

Gas: Under $4 a gallon and falling CNN / Kenneth Musante

Oil rises, tops $125 a barrel on supply worries AP via Houston Chronicle / Pablo Gorondi

Oil bounce undercuts dollar Marketwatch / William L. Watts

Worried Banks Sharply Reduce Business Loans NY Times / Peter S. Goodman

Hedge Funds May Post Worst Month in 5 Years as Bank Bets Sour Bloomberg / Tom Cahill


Undermining McCain Daily Standard / Irwin M. Stelzer

We’re Likely to Get an Ugly Jobs report on Friday NY Post  John Crudele

Timers' optimism may bode ill for gold Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

KS: Banks boosted by spike in CDs Wichita Eagle / Jerry Siebenmark

Nashville hotel bookings tumble as travelers cut back Tennessean / Matt Medved

Feds indict Alaska's Stevens on corruption charges Marketwatch / Robert Schroeder

Farmers Squeezed By Costs Of Fuel, Fertilizer, and Feed NY Sun / Eileen A.J. Connelly

Oil drops to 7-week low AP via Globe and Mail / Stevenson Jacobs

First Merrill, Then Citi? Forbes / Liz Moyer

Fed likely on hold for a while unless challenged Reuters / Mark Felsenthal

Obama assures Bernanke he supports Fed independence Reuters

Treasury prices pull back as stocks rally AP via Houston Chronicle / Madlen Read

SP 500 Corporate Profits Leave Little Recession Doubt Northern Trust via Safehaven / Paul Kasriel

The consumer is often wrong CNN / Paul R. La Monica

Weak economy takes bite out of casual dining CNN / Aaron Smith

Mervyns files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection AP via Sacramento Bee / Anne D’Innocenzio

Wall Street Confidence Booster Forbes / Carl Gutierrez

CO: Denver spared worst of record home price plunge Denver Post

Fed Debate Heats Up Over Rising Inflation Risk Bloomberg / John M. Berry

Bankers Party, Plot Deals in Los Angeles Complaint Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

Indexes March Higher On Powerful Volume Investors business Daily / Alan R. Elliott

Pickens rips Yahoo management, says he dumped shares at a loss San Francisco Chronicle / Verne Kopytoff

Safeco's 2Q profit drops 20 percent Seattle Times

U.S. Steel Rises Most in 7 Years After Quarterly Profit Doubles Bloomberg / Christopher Donville

U.S. firms owe billions in unpaid payroll taxes Reuters / Donna Smith

Trade talks collapse as US feuds with China, India AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer / Bradley S. Klapper

China's low costs are on the rise Dallas Morning News / Jim Landers

Pimco says launches its first-ever bond ETF Reuters / Jennifer Ablan

Review and Preview Morgan Stanley / Ted Wieseman

July consumer confidence rises from 16-year low Reuters

Home prices drop record 15.8% CNN / Les Christie

Tuesday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Stocks surge on Merrill, oil, consumers CNN / David Goldman

Fed hike ideas inch up on confidence Reuters

Even the pros may be stuffing the mattresses Chicago Tribune / Gail MarksJarvis

Oil Declines as Stronger U.S. Dollar Dims Commodities' Appeal Bloomberg / Robert Tuttle

Indian interest rates rise to 9% BBC News

It's fashionable, but probably wrong, to blame the short sellers Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

MA: Home sales dwindle even as prices plunge Boston Herald / Jerry Kronenberg

Dollar Trades Near 1-Week Low Against Euro Before Housing Data Bloomberg / Kosuke Goto

A New Way to Generate Mortgages NY Times / Floyd Norris

Treasury 10-Year Notes Drop on Speculation Debt Sales to Rise Bloomberg / Wes Goodman

National Australia Cuts Bond Sale as Investors Balk Bloomberg / Laura Cochrane

Find an Undervalued Asset. Fix It Up. Flip It. (Now It’s Web Sites, Not Houses) NY Times / Abha Bhattarai

Asian Stocks Fall on U.S. Recession Concern; Toyota Declines Bloomberg / Chua Kong Ho and Ian C. Sayson

Japan Jobless Rate Rises to 4.1%, Highest Since 2006 Bloomberg / Toru Fujioka


Location key as apartment owners post strong results Reuters / Ilaina Jonas

British consumer confidence at all-time low in July Marketwatch / William L. Watts

Disney sees slowing Q4 ad sales and hotel bookings Reuters / Gina Keating

Late Surge Preserves Rally / Mark Glassman

US Tax Revenues Go Missing Benson's Economic & Market Trends via Safehaven / Richard Benson

Why Obama needs a dress rehearsal as president Marketwatch / Darrell Delamaide

Economic woes run deep Seattle Post Intelligencer / Bill Virgin

Connecticut Sues Moody's, S&P and Fitch Over Ratings Bloomberg / Karen Freifeld

Derivatives Signal Fed Changes Will Help Ease Funding Pressure Bloomberg / Liz Capo McCormick

Fed to Wall Street: tick tock Marketwatch / David Weidner

MI: Metro home prices below 2000 levels Detroit News

Housing industry searches for bottom AP via Contra Costa Times / J. W. Elphinstone

Fed Signals Market Strife Will Continue Into '09 Forbes / Liz Moyer

Avoiding public ceremony, Bush quietly signs measure offering mortgage relief for thousands AP via Chicago Tribune / Jennifer Loven

Choppy day on Wall Street ends in rally CNN / David Goldman

Starbucks sees light at the end of the tunnel CNN / Ben Rooney

Prudential Net Income Falls 30% on Subprime Losses Bloomberg / Andrew Frye

Visa's Profit Rises 41% as More Consumers Use Cards Bloomberg / Hugh Son

Continued Fed Window Access Good for the Economy, Says SIFMA SIFMA

Americans favor offshore drilling CNN

U.S. crude inventories down 2.1 million brl last week: API Marketwatch / Moming Zhou

Indexes Hold Ground On Mixed Volume Investors Business Daily / Alan R. Elliott

Corning 2Q profit jumps to $3.2 billion, lifted by hefty tax gain, but outlook is weak AP via LA Times / Ben Dobbin

U.S. inflation to hit 6%: Rubin Globe and Mail / Heather Scoffield

Girth of a nation The Economist

World economy shows signs of resilience, report says CP via Globe and Mail

Treasuries Fall After U.S. Increases Long-Term Debt Auctions Bloomberg / Daniel Kruger and Greg Storey

Moody's Profit Falls 48% as Rating Demand Dries Up Bloomberg / Mark Pittman

Fed Extends Emergency Loan Programs Through January Bloomberg / Scott Lanman

Federal Reserve announces steps to enhance the effectiveness of its existing liquidity facilities Federal Reserve Board

Small business aids payroll boost – survey CNN / Aaron Smith

Wednesday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Wall Street opens higher as employment reading shows gain; Fed extends borrowing plan AP via Chicago Tribune / Tim Paradis

U.S. Stocks Climb as ADP Report Shows Gain in Jobs, Oil Drops Bloomberg / Eric Martin

Comcast profit rise misses forecasts Reuters

Office Depot reports $2M loss in 2nd quarter AP via South Florida Sun Sentinel

Nintendo reports 34 percent jump in 1st-quarter profit on hit Wii console AP via Newsday / Yuri Ageyama

CA: May 2007-08 decline is fifth-biggest in U.S. San Diego Union Tribune / Roger Showley

Are we trading against Hank Paulson? Marketwatch / Todd Harrison

South Florida commercial real estate market sluggish in first two quarters South Florida Sun Sentinel / Paul Owers

Treasuries Are Little Changed; Report May Show U.S. Lost Jobs Bloomberg / Wes Goodman

Crude Oil Trades Near 12-Week Low on Falling Gasoline Demand Bloomberg / Nesa Subrahmaniyan

Union of Whole Foods and Wild Oats Is Put in Doubt NY Times / Andrew Martin

Asian Stocks Rise on Profit Gains, Lower Oil; Matsushita Surges Bloomberg / Chua Kong Ho and Kyung Bok Cho

Energy Prices Are a Bright Sliver in Grim Economy NY Times / Jad Mouawad

Yen Trades Near 1-Month Low as Japan Investors Seek High Yield Bloomberg / Kosuke Goto and Ron Harui

World trade talks collapse over tariff protection London Times / Carl Mortished

World Trade Likely to Expand Even as WTO Tariffs Talks Sputter Bloomberg / Mark Drajem and Jennifer M. Freedman

Japan's Industrial Output Falls 2% as Exports Decline Bloomberg / Jason Clenfield



Has Housing Bottomed, and Is Recovery Ahead? Morgan Stanley / Richard Berner

The rise of the bearish analyst The Economist

Still on the right road The Economist

Use of debit cards soars at expense of credit cards AP via Salt Lake Tribune / Madlen Read

A used Prius is a hot commodity these days USA Today / Chris Woodyard

"Long-term trend is now down" Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

Top corporate quarterly earnings of all time AP via Houston Chronicle

Job losses likely persisted for 7th month Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

Kremlin corporate crackdown sends markets tumbling Christian Science Monitor / Fred Weir

PA: Optimism among area businesses lowest since 2002 Allentown Morning Call

The Fed's rate dilemma CNN Chris Isidore

Greenspan Says Housing Prices Not Yet Near Bottom Bloomberg / Steve Matthews

Global slowdown may put U.S. in recession: Greenspan Reuters

Unconvinced by economic growth? Blame the deflator Reuters / Alister Bull

S&P cuts Big Three carmaker ratings lower into junk Reuters

The Doha round...and round...and round The Economist

Connecting the dragon The Economist

The Arrogance of Greenspan Lew Rockwell / Butler Shaffer

Stocks mostly lower CNN / Catherine Clifford

Too Many Claims / Igor Greenwald

Dollar bounces back, supported by weaker oil Marketwatch / William L. Watts and Lisa Twaronite

Corn's recent slump may create buying opportunity Marketwatch / Moming Zhou

Juice economy again? It's a tough call CNN / Jeanne Sahadi

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Do the math, then scratch your head over the budget NY Post / John Crudele

Jobless applications soar, but new law played role AP via Houston Chronicle

SIFMA Credit Rating Agency Task Force Issues Global Recommendations for Credit Rating Agency Reform SIFMA

KS: Shift in rental market pleases landlords Wichita Eagle / Bill Wilson

Euro Zone Divergences: The “Noise” is Increasing Pimco / Emanuele Ravano

Fresh record for euro inflation BBC News

GDP gets stimulus checks boost Reuters / Glenn Somerville

Weekly applications for jobless benefits soared to 448,000 last week, highest level since 2003 AP via LA Times / Martin Crutsinger

Thursday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

U.S. Stocks Slide After Economic Growth Trails Forecasts Bloomberg / Eric Martin

Oil Drops on Speculation U.S. Fuel Demand Will Weaken Further Bloomberg / Grant Smith

California's Discount Foreclosure Sales Point to Housing Bottom Bloomberg / Dan Levy and Daniel Taub

Merrill Zigzag Makes Investors Uncomfortably Numb Bloomberg / Mark Gilbert

Fed Leaves Door Open to Future Rate Increases Washington Post / Neil Irwin

Terrible Timing for a Hotel Boom NY Times / Abha Bhattari and Fred A. Bernstein

Economy prompts buying in bulk, driving less Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Virginia Kopas

The no-loss sell rule Marketwatch / David Weidner

Deutsche Bank Profit Declines 64% on Debt Writedowns Bloomberg / Aaron Kirchfeld

China’s Shift on Food Was Key to Trade Impasse NY Times / Stephen Castle and Keith Bradsher

US Federal Reserve and ECB in joint action on emergency bank lending Telegraph / Gary Duncan and Tom Bawden

Treasuries Rise After Central Bank Said Markets Look `Fragile' Bloomberg / Wes Goodman

Tide of illegal immigrants now being reversed Christian Science Monitor / Gail Russell Chaddock

FL: Bay area's job losses second-worst nationally St. Petersburg Times / Kris Hundley

Making sense of dramatic movements in volatile stock markets Telegraph / James Clunie

Most Asian Stocks Climb, Led by BHP, NTT DoCoMo; Nintendo Falls Bloomberg / Chua Kong Ho

Australia's Retail Sales Decline By Most in Six Years Bloomberg / Jacob Greber

Japan's Wages Decline for First Time This Year as Profits Wane Bloomberg / Toru Fujioka