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CO: Foreclosures bring bargain prices Denver Post / Margaret Jackson

How the Smart Money Lost $1 Trillion, So Far Lew Rockwell / Gary North

How to Know When to Hold, When to Sell Wall Street Journal / Eleanor Laise

SC: Jobless level jumps to 7 percent The State / Kristy Eppley Rupon

North Carolina's jobless figure hits five-year peak Charlotte News and Observer / Jonathan B. Cox

Florida jobless rate the worst in nation Miami Herald / Scott Andron

OPEC official says output cuts may be needed Marketwatch

Rebounding dollar brings its own problems London Times / Irwin Stelzer

Dollar's future seems brighter AP via Miami Herald / Emily Flynn Vencat

European Bonds Rise for Third Week on Signs Economy Shrinking Bloomberg / Lukanyo Mnyanda

Even as Sales Slip, New Structure Helps Macy's Beat Expectations Washington Post / Ylan Q. Mui

A small town struggles after immigration raid AP via Palm Beach Post / Monica Rohr

McCain's Pitch for Safe Nuclear Power May Be Undercut by Leaks Bloomberg / Lorraine Woellert

The world's worst inflation Fortune via CNN / Elizabeth Spiers

TX: Recruiters fill the void after immigration raids AP via Houston Chronicle / Christopher Sherman

FL: Construction woes drive unemployment rate to 13-year high South Florida Sun Sentinel / Marcia Heroux Pounds

OPEC Plays Oil Junkies for Suckers Washington Post / Warren Brown

Gas down 35 cents in 30 days CNN

Dollar Rises to Six-Month High on Oil Decline, Global Slowdown Bloomberg / Ye Xie and Candice Zachariahs

Pound Declines 11th Day Against Dollar, Slides for Fourth Week Bloomberg / Kim-Mai Cutler and Andrew MacAskill

GM Not Seeing Signs of U.S. Recovery, Wagoner Says Bloomberg / Jeff Green

U.S. Stocks Gain a Third Week as Oil's Retreat Boosts Retailers Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton

“The Taxman Cometh” according to new McCain spot Christian Science Monitor / Jimmy Orr

Rivals Differ (a Bit) on Financial Market Rules NY Times / Jackie Calmes

Obama Raised $51 Million in July, Has $65.8 Million on Hand Bloomberg / Susan Decker and Kristin Jensen

Raw Deal: Overdraft protection CNN / Jessica Dickler

Lockhart Favors Current Fed Rate, Sees Debate About an Increase Bloomberg / Steve Matthews and Kathleen Hays

F.D.I.C. Retirees Ride to Rescue in New Era of Bank Failures NY Times / Geraldine Fabrikant

Clinging to Dreams of a Better Life Washington Post / Chris L. Jenkins

Stock market direction likely to come from crude Marketwatch / Kate Gibson

Asian Stocks Fall for Third Week on Outlook for Economic Growth Bloomberg / Chen Shiyin

China's Economy Slows on Weaker Production, Olympics Closures Bloomberg / Kevin Hamlin


Analysts expecting large loss from Lehman: report Reuters

Dallas Fed chief Richard W. Fisher speaks his mind in Q&A Dallas Morning News / Brendan M. Case

Inflation's impact: Paychecks take a hit as prices soar Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Teresa F. Lindeman

Inflation Gets Right Down to the Real Nitty-Gritty Washington Post / Joel Achenbach

Pay raises may be lower in '09 Baltimore Sun / Hanah Cho

Money managers size up post-election economy Marketwatch / Sam Mamudi

Wall Street ready for another volatile week AP via CNN

Real estate investors waiting for dust to settle Minneapolis Star Tribune / Susan Feyder

Inflated appraisal nearly cost family its home AP via Seattle Times / Mitch Weiss

U.S. likely to recapitalize Fannie, Freddie: report Reuters

Rural economic woes may provide opening for Obama AP via Washington Post / Kimberly Hefling

Greenback strength puts Asian currencies in focus Marketwatch / Craig Stephen

Japan likely to freeze rates, lower economic outlook Marketwatch / Chris Oliver

TV remains top source of news even as online grows AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer / Jeremy Herron

Credit unions under economy's strain Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Thomas Olson

Laid-Off Wall Street Workers Branch Out Bloomberg via Washington Post / Caroline Salas and Pierre Paulden

A Bond Market, Starved for Sunshine NY Times / Gretchen Morgenson

Pricing products tough in bad times Boston Herald / Jennifer Heldt Powell

Illusions About Inflation Marketwatch via NY Times / Mark Hulbert

Searching for A Hot Investment? Try Your Mortgage Washington Post / Elizabeth Razzi

Housing starts expected to head lower again Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

Housing Starts Probably Slumped in July: U.S. Economy Preview Bloomberg / Shobhana Chandra

At General Mills, The Dough Keeps Rising Kiplinger via Washington Post / Thomas M. Anderson

UK: Economists warn inflation could fall below 1 per cent Telegraph / Edmund Conway

UK warned of imminent recession by British Chambers of Commerce London Times / David Smith


MBA Study Shows Government-Insured Share of Mortgage Applications for July Tripled in the Past Year Mortgage Bankers Association

Savoring The Bear's Last Leg Forbes / Clem Chambers

High borrowing costs defy Fed's interest rate cuts USA Today / John Waggoner

A Perspective on China Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas / Richard W. Fisher

Fed's Fisher: China growth a clear oil price signal Reuters

The US Economy: All the Little Things that go to Make a Recession Brooks News via Safehaven / Gerard Jackson

Gold's Correcting, Not Collapsing Resource Fortunes via Safehaven / Roy Martens

Gold futures close with 1.7% gain Marketwatch / Myra P. Saefong

Strong dollar robs gold of its glitter AP via Tennessean / Stevenson Jacobs

Ocean platform could take 20 percent of U.S. oil imports AP via Pittsburgh Post Gazette / John Porretto

Consumers look for money in junk metal Lansing State Journal

Dow Falls 181 Points / Mark Glassman

Busy Day Batters Financials Forbes / Steve Schaefer

U.S. stocks fall steeply as financials worries return Marketwatch / Nick Godt

Wall Street retreats as financial sector falls amid continued credit worries AP via Chicago Tribune / Stephen Bernard

Bond market jitters return Fortune via CNN / Colin Barr

Junk Bond Offerings Total $9.1 Billion Since June 1 Bloomberg / Bryan Keogh

Treasuries Gain as Drop in U.S. Stocks Fuels Demand for Debt Bloomberg / Sandra Hernandez and Dakin Campbell

Even the 'comfortable' face the need to alter spending habits Christian Science Monitor / Kathleen Connell

Builders' confidence holds at record low CNN / David Goldman

FL: Some businesses turn housing bust into a boon Miami Herald / Monica Hatcher

Export Boom Helps Farms, but Not American Factories NY Times / Louis Uchitelle

Economy is the same old ride Allentown Morning Call / Mary Hunt

Oil lingers near $114 AP via Globe and Mail / Stevenson Jacobs

Congress to vote on drilling ban Christian Science Monitor / Gail Russell Chaddock

EU: A Poor Summer Scorecard Morgan Stanley / Elga Bartsch and Carlos Caceres

China: July Data Reaffirmed ‘Imported Soft Landing’ Morgan Stanley / Qing Wang, Denise Yam and Katherine Tai

Canada: Slow economy takes toll on household finances Globe and Mail / Heather Scoffield

Bonds rise as weaker stocks ignite safe-haven bid Reuters

Bernanke Tries to Define What Institutions Fed Could Let Fail Bloomberg / Craig Torres

Federal Reserve Events Reuters

No Limit to Greenspan's Once-In-A-Century Events Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

Monday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

U.S. Stocks Decline, Led By Fannie, Freddie; Hershey Retreats Bloomberg / Eric Martin

Wall Street retreats as financial sector falls amid continued credit worries Chicago Tribune / Stephen Bernard

Lowe's Profit Beats Estimates as Tax Rebates Spent Bloomberg / Mark Clothier

How investors inflate commodities' bubble San Francisco Chronicle / Sam Zuckerman

Oil falls on easing storm threat, demand slowdown Marketwatch / Polya Lesova and Myra P. Saefong

Oil rises on worries Storm Fay may disrupt supply AP via Houston Chornicle / Alex Kennedy

Soaring home values help keep personal debt rising Detroit Free Press / John Gallagher

UBS Dreams Of Profits Forbes / Javier Espinoza

Eurozone's trade deficit narrows BBC News

Going swimmingly The Economist



Fed officials say must be ready to curb inflation Reuters / Alister Bull

M3 Contraction - The Future Is Now Thoughts From The Frontline via Safehaven / Mike Shedlock

Even the best borrowers will feel the brunt of the credit crisis Marketwatch / Chuck Jaffe

Falling home prices: The silver lining CNN / David Goldman

Fannie's Perilous Pursuit of Subprime Loans Washington Post / David S. Hilzenrath

A Sad Forecast for American Home Holders / Stephen Taub

Hewlett-Packard shares climb after results Marketwatch / Carla Mozee

State elections: What's at stake? / Pamela M. Prah

Cubs World Series options, futures out of the park Marketwatch / Jennifer Waters

CO: Casino revenue plummets 14 percent in July Denver Post / Andy Vuong

Lehman write-down may hit $4 bln: J.P. Morgan Marketwatch / John Spence

Treasury Bond Yields and Long-Run Inflation Expectations Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco / Jens Christensen

Fed's Lacker Clashes With Paulson on Fannie-Freddie Strategy Bloomberg / Craig Torres and Kathleen Hays

Inflation Worries The Fed Forbes / Carl Gutierrez

SEC's Cox Says Nobody Gets Pass in Auction-Rate Probe Ian Katz and David Scheer

Bankers Get Ready to Kiss 200,000 Investors Goodbye Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

Long-dated bonds fall as agency sale draws buyers Reuters / Ellen Freilich

Stocks slide for 2nd day CNN / Alexandra Twin

Hewlett-Packard quarterly profit rises Reuters

Oil rises above $114 after dollar weakens vs euro AP via Houston Chronicle / Stevenson Jacobs

America's army is relying ever more heavily on private military contractors The Economist

Stagflation? Or just stagnation? CNN / Paul R. La Monica

PPI: Pretty Painful Inflation Forbes / Carl Gutierrez

Crude futures move up as traders turn attention to supply Marketwatch / Myra P. Saefong

Gold futures fall on weaker oil, eye dollar Marketwatch / Polya Lesova and Myra P. Saefong

Dollar slightly lower against most rivals Marketwatch / William L. Watts and Lisa Twaronite

Monetary Policy in Uncertain Times Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas / Richard W. Fisher

Fed's Fisher makes case for hike sooner rather than later Marketwatch / Greg Robb

U.S. Two-Year Notes Rise on Concern Banking Losses to Worsen Bloomberg / Sandra Hernandez and Dakin Campbell

Five-Year Swap Spread Tops 100 on Risk Aversion: Chart of Day Bloomberg / Liz Capo McCormick

Not-so-jolly Christmas ahead, Fed economist predicts Charlotte Observer / Alan M. Wolf

Stocks Down On Heavy Volume Investors Business Daily / Vincent Mao

Stocks Drop on PPI, Housing / Mark Glassman

US RATE FUTURES-See little chance of Fed hike on horizon Reuters / Ros Krasny

National City Bonds Show Defaults KeyCorp Can't Deny Bloomberg / Caroline Salas

July producer prices jump again Reuters

Recessation: The Worst Of Both Economic Directions NY Post / John Crudele

Home building at 17-year low CNN

U.S. Stock Futures Fell on Concern About Inflation, Bank Losses Bloomberg / Eric Martin and Michael Patterson

Tuesday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Home Depot's 2Q profit falls 24 pct but beats Wall Street view, expects similar full-year drop AP via Chicago Tribune / Anne D’Innocenzio

Home Depot posts higher-than-expected profit Reuters

Saks reports wider 2Q loss AP via Houston Chronicle

Staples Says Profit Fell 15% on North American Sales Bloomberg / Carol Wolf

Target quarterly profit drops 8 percent Reuters

MI: Real estate meltdown trickles to agents Detroit Free Press / Greta Guest

For Obama And McCain, Wall Street Awaits Forbes / Liz Moyer

Oil extends fall as storm threat fades AP via CNN

Regional Banks May Need Federal Rescue Forbes / Oxford Analytica

Large U.S. Banks May Fail Amid Recession, Rogoff Says Bloomberg / Shamim Adam

Large U.S. bank collapse seen ahead Reuters / Jan Dahinten

Economists savour the views from the summit London Times / Gerard Baker

TREASURIES-Futures hit 4-mth high on financial sector concerns Reuters / Rika Otsuka

Treasury Yields Near 5-Week Low Before Inflation, Housing Data Bloomberg / Wes Goodman

Sharp money supply contraction points to Wall Street crunch ahead Bloomberg / Ambrose Evans-Pritchard

As Oil Giants Lose Influence, Supply Drops NY Times / Jad Mouawad

Wall Street's bad reputationDavid Weidner Marketwatch / David Weidner

Intel Invades AMD Niche With Faster, Memory-Controlling Chip Bloomberg / Ian King

Asian Stocks Decline to Two-Year Low on Credit-Loss Concern Bloomberg / Chen Shiyin and Masaki Kondo

Yen Rises as Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Concern Damps Carry Trade Bloomberg / Stanley White and Kosuke Goto

BOJ Says Economy Is `Sluggish,' Keeps Rate at 0.5% Bloomberg / Mayumi Otsuma

Australian Central Bank Says It May Cut Rates `Soon' Bloomberg / Jacob Greber

Phelps to mine major gold as pitchman Boston Herald / Christine McConville


Even the best letters occasionally lag the market Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

A year after speech, Bernanke may have to eat his words USA Today / Sue Kirchhoff

Source: auction-rate probe focuses on 3 banks AP via Houston Chronicle / Joe Bel Bruno

Running out of road? How Detroit’s big three are facing up to hard times FT / Bernard Simon and John Reed

Relief for Bank of England as wage rises slide to five-year low Telegraph / Edmund Conway and Angela Monaghan

Dovish stance in Bank of England minutes hints at rate cuts by winter Telegraph / Edmund Conway

U.S. stocks end firmly higher led by energy stocks Marketwatch / Nick Godt

Fed's Stern Says It's `Good Time to Be Patient' on Funds Rate Bloomberg / Vivien Lou Chen and Kathleen Hays

The only way to fix Social Security CNN / Jeanne Sahadi

Still or sparkling? The Economist

Dollar gives back most gains vs. rivals Marketwatch / William L. Watts & Lisa Twaronite

Is the "Commodity Super Cycle" Dead or Alive? SirchartsAlot via Safehaven / Gary Dorsch

Commodities slump won't mean lower food prices AP via Houston Chronicle / Stevenson Jacobs

Crude Oil Futures Pare Gains After Report of Inventory Gain Bloomberg / Mark Shenk

Bonds rally in safe haven bid on GSEs anxiety Reuters

U.S. Stocks Rise, Led by Hewlett-Packard; Energy Shares Advance Bloomberg / Eric Martin

Stocks churn on bank woes CNN

Wednesday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Mortgage Applications Decrease Slightly In Latest MBA Weekly Survey Mortgage Bankers Association

Federal Reserve Events Reuters

Fannie, Freddie Bailouts May Hinge on Debt Rollover Bloomberg / Dawn Kopecki

Treasurys up slightly, following German, U.K. debt Marketwatch / Deborah Levine

Lifestyles of the rich may be changing Chicago Tribune / Susan Chandler

Mood improves, but economy worries persist: poll Reuters / John Whitesides

What's next for auto, gas, food, medicine prices? Here's the forecast Cincinnati Enquirer / Darrell Smith

Inflation Worries Stoked With PPI Release NY Post / Kaja Whittehouse

Stocks Set To Recoup Some Losses Investors Business Daily / Vincent Mao

Mortgage volume fell 1.5% last week: MBA Marketwatch / Amy Hoak

U.S. mortgage applications declined last week-MBA Reuters

America's Obsession With Housing Hobbles Growth Bloomberg / Amity Shlaes

Gold futures trade flat as strong dollar caps gains Marketwatch / Polya Lesova

Worst of oil spike is over- U.S. poll Reuters via Globe and Mail / Emily Kaiser

Crude Oil Rises a Second Day on U.S. Gasoline Supply Forecast Bloomberg / Grant Smith

Obama, McCain Deadlocked as Conventions Set to Begin, Poll Says Bloomberg / Catherine Dodge and Heidi Przybyla

BOE Panel Split Three Ways in Vote to Keep Rate at 5% Bloomberg / Svenja O'Donnell and Brian Swint

Treasuries Little Changed After Yields Drop to Five-Week Low Bloomberg / Wes Goodman

Some Investors Say U.S. Bailout of Housing Giants Is Inevitable NY Times / Charles Duhigg and Vikas Bajaj

Gold Bulls `Running for Cover' Signal Price Drop: Chart of Day Bloomberg / Millie Munshi

Higher Costs Taking a Toll on Business NY Times / Michael M. Grynbaum and Peter S. Goodman

Hedge funds at a loss to cope with mood swing London Times / Patrick Hosking and Clare Harrison

CA: On Rodeo Drive, the economy's booming LA Times / David Lazarus

Will the 'House of Mouse' make a play for Yahoo? Marketwatch / Todd Harrison

Asian Stocks Drop on Inflation, Credit Loss Concerns; BHP Rises Bloomberg / Patrick Rial and Ian C. Sayson

After a long slide, dollar on the rebound Christian Science Monitor / Ron Scherer

Dollar Trades Near One-Week Low as Stocks Drop, Oil Increases Bloomberg / Kosuke Goto

Australian Dollar Rises as Commodities Gain; N.Z. Dollar Climbs Bloomberg / Ron Harui and Tracy Withers

Global economy heading into a severe recession Taipei Times / Nouriel Roubini


The worst aircraft crashes in the past decade The Economist

Wall St. Shifts Blame For Crisis To Stupid Investors NY Post / John Crudele

How Safe Is Your Brokerage Account? Forbes

Lehman On The Bubble Forbes / Liz Moyer

Bonds falter as oil spike renews inflation fears Reuters

Why oil won't fall below $100 CNN / Steve Hargreaves

Oil Sparked All Over Again Forbes / Carl Gutierrez

Flat Finish / Mark Glassman

Many South Florida owners taking losses to sell homes South Florida Sun Sentinel / Paul Owers and John Maines

30-year mortgages dip slightly to 6.47 percent AP via Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Martin Crutsinger

Job boom could be coming soon CNN / Paul R. La Monica

Oil surges $6 - crosses $121 mark CNN / Catherine Clifford

Gold, other metals rally on credit jitters, dollar fall Marketwatch / Polya Lesova and Myra P. Saefong

Everyone knows industry needs oil. Now people are worrying about water, too The Economist

Some reasons not to expect a collapse in raw-materials prices The Economist

Treasury Two-Year Notes Fall as Weekly Jobless Claims Decline Bloomberg / Dakin Campbell and Sandra Hernandez

US RATE FUTURES-Slightly boost Fed hike ideas on Philly Reuters

Business Outlook Survey Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Stocks fall as financial jitters return Marketwatch / Nick Godt

Oil Spikes; Financials Flop Forbes / Steve Schaefer

The hard road ahead The Economist

Are Bond Investors Crazy or Waiting to Exhale? Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

Fannie, Freddie and Lehman ensure August is anything but quiet The Economist

U.S. Stocks Retreat as Goldman, Lehman Slump; GM, UAL Decline Bloomberg / Eric Martin

Thursday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Burger King 4Q profit rises 42 pct AP via Houston Chronicle / Lauren Shepherd

Barnes & Noble's 2Q profit falls 15 percent AP via Houston Chronicle

More houses return to lender Chicago Tribune / Becky Yerak

Philly factories down for 9th month in row Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

Inflation's Peak Signaled by Tame Labor Costs Bloomberg / John M. Berry

U.S. Leading Economic Indicators Index Fell More Than Forecast Bloomberg / Shobhana Chandra

U.S. Initial Jobless Claims Fell to 432,000 Last Week Bloomberg / Timothy R. Homan

Americans Less Gloomy on Economy Amid Discontent, Poll Finds Bloomberg / Matthew Benjamin

Corn up for third day; soybeans, wheat also higher Marketwatch / Moming Zhou

Oil Rises More Than $3 on U.S.-Russia Tensions, Dollar Weakness Bloomberg / Mark Shenk

I Spy More Road Kill on the Credit-Crunch Highway Bloomberg / Mark Gilbert

China bank sees top 2008 profits BBC News

ICBC Becomes World's Most Profitable Bank on Loans Bloomberg / Luo Jun

Goldman Sachs Says Half of the World Economy Faces Recession Bloomberg / Simon Kennedy

U.K. Retail Sales Increased Unexpectedly in July Bloomberg / Svenja O'Donnell

A Few Speculators Dominate Vast Market for Oil Trading Washington Post / David Cho

Americans Less Gloomy on Economy Amid Discontent, Poll Finds Bloomberg / Matthew Benjamin

Leading Economic Indicators in the U.S. Probably Fell in July Bloomberg / Shobhana Chandra

Forgetting Freddie (and Fannie) Marketwatch / David Weidner

Power rates spike in some states / Daniel Petty

Treasuries Little Changed; Report May Show Manufacturing Fell Bloomberg / Wes Goodman

Dollar Falls on U.S. Manufacturing Slump, Credit-Market Losses Bloomberg / Kosuke Goto

Oil rises in Asia on falling US gasoline supplies AP via Washington Post / Alex Kennedy

Shanghai, Hong Kong reverse gains as Tokyo falters Marketwatch / V. Phani Kumar

Asian Stocks Drop on Earnings, Credit-Loss Concerns; Banks Fall Bloomberg / Chen Shiyin and Patrick Rial

How Obama Reconciles Dueling Views on Economy NY Times / David Leonhardt

Japan's Exports Rebound, China Becomes No. 1 Customer Bloomberg / Toru Fujioka



Might the Fed prick asset bubbles in future? Bloomberg / Greg Robb

Bernanke Paves Bumpy Street Forbes / Steve Schaefer

U.S. Stocks Advance on Oil's Plunge, Lehman Buyout Speculation Bloomberg / Eric Martin

Oil: Biggest drop in 17 years CNN / Kenneth Musante and David Goldman

Treasurys fall after Fed chief's inflation comments Marketwatch / Deborah Levine

Rates Roundup: Less than Meets the Eye Morgan Stanley / Joachim Fels

Reducing Systemic Risk Federal Reserve Board / Ben S. Bernanke

Bernanke sends soothing message on inflation Marketwatch / Greg Robb

Bernanke Says U.S. Inflation Should Slow Into 2009 Bloomberg / Craig Torres and Scott Lanman

Federal Reserve Events Reuters

Stocks Take To The Hoof, But Volume Weak Investors Business Daily / Alan R. Elliott

Why presidential elections matter to states / Stephen C. Fehr

Gold futures drop on stronger dollar, falling oil Marketwatch / Polya Lesova

Energy in the Balance Daily Standard / Irwin M. Stelzer

Some reasons not to expect a collapse in raw-materials prices The Economist

Oil Falls More Than $3 on Stronger Dollar, Pipeline Restart Bloomberg / Mark Shenk

U.S. stuck in 'economic purgatory,' experts say AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer

Sales down, so firms boost morale Christian Science Monitor / Uri Friedman

Credit crunch does have a silver lining: No overbuilding Dallas Morning News / Steve Brown

The Real Cost of a Full Bailout Ludwig von Mises Institute / Don A. Rich

Bernanke Speaks. Wall Street Listens. Forbes / Liz Moyer

Friday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Bonds fall as climbing stocks squash safety bid Reuters / Chris Reese

Alabama County's Kids Will Ask Voters to Go Belly Up Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

NV: Why slump could be a good thing Las Vegas Sun / Joe Schoenmann

Buffett: We're still in a recession AP via CNN

Buffett sees economy weak into 2009 Reuters via Globe and Mail / Jonathan Stenpel

Gold futures drop on stronger dollar, falling oil Marketwatch / Polya Lesova

When times get tough, consumers beeline to the movies CNN / Michal Lev-Ram

U.K. Economic Growth Stagnated in Second Quarter Bloomberg / Jennifer Ryan

A mountain of worry for Fed at Jackson Hole Marketwatch / Greg Robb

Chairman of the US Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke, set to defend rate cuts London Times / Gary Duncan

Commodities Rally, Heading for Biggest Weekly Jump Since 1975 Bloomberg / Millie Munshi

U.S. 2-Year Notes Head for Weekly Gain as Credit Losses Spread Bloomberg / Wes Goodman

Some Fear Commercial Property Loans Will Be Next Stage in Downturn NY Times / Louise Story

Burdened by Mortgages, Lehman’s Options Narrow NY Times / Jenny Anderson

Asian Stocks Set for 4th Week of Losses; Sumitomo Mitsui Drops Bloomberg / Chen Shiyin

Nobel prize winners warn financial system is still not out of the woods Telegraph / Ambrose Evans-Pritchard

BOJ Sees Few Signs of Wage-Price Spiral, Minutes Show Bloomberg / Mayumi Otsuma

Taiwan's Growth Probably Slowed on Spending, Exports Bloomberg / Janet Ong and Chinmei Sung


View of economy somber from Fed mountain retreat Reuters / Alister Bull and Mark Felsenthal

ECB's Trichet says still in market correction Reuters via Washington Post / Mark Felsenthal and Alister Bull

U.S. economy may shrink in 2nd half '08: IMF's Lipsky Reuters via Washington Post

Long road ahead for U.S. economy Marketwatch / Greg Robb

U.S. official: Growth to slow after stimulus fades Reuters / Mark Felsenthal

NC: Triangle jobless rate tops 5 percent Charlotte News and Observer / David Rani

These homes for sale suck CNN / Les Christie

Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac identity crisis imperils taxpayers Baltimore Sun / Jay Hancock

Regulators close Kansas bank Marketwatch

Taylor Rules Currencies, Not to Be Confused With the Other Guy Bloomberg / Bo Nielsen

The Audacity Of Biden? Forbes / Brian Wingfield

Haven't we all forgotten how many homes we own? Rocky Mountain News / Mark Wolf

U.S. ‘fiscal gap' paving the road to meltdown Globe and Mail / Derek DeCloet

Obama selects Biden to be veep running mate AP via Forbes / Liz Sidoti and Nedra Pickler

U.S. Stocks Drop, S&P 500 Ends Three-Week Advance as Banks Fall Bloomberg / Lynn Thomasson

Treasuries Drop as Haven Demand Eases, Inflation Concern Rises Bloomberg / Daniel Kruger and Dakin Campbell

MI: Lansing jobless rate rises to 7.7% Lansing State Journal / Jeremy W. Steele

Fed up with retirement? Unretire! Newsday / Arlene Gross

U.K. Pound Falls to One-Week Low Against Euro as Growth Stalls Bloomberg / Lukanyo Mnyanda

Coming Up With the Cash Washington Post / Renae Merle

Fed Chairman Urges Broader Market Oversight NY Times / Louis Uchitelle

Asian Stocks Fall for Fourth Week on Credit, Economic Concerns Bloomberg / Kyung Bok Cho

UK: Recession: boom years are over as economy slows to halt London Times / Gary Duncan


Losses expected to double, while Fed remains under microscope Marketwatch / Greg Robb

Ex-BOE Official Slams Fed, Sparking Hottest Jackson Hole Debate Bloomberg / John Fraher and Scott Lanman

Ben’s Not Feeling a Rocky Mountain High NY Post / Terry Keenan

In economic slump, optimism scarce Charlotte Observer / Jefferson George

Big revision in GDP won't mean much Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

Home buyers hold fate of U.S. economy Reuters

Appraisers still under the gun to 'hit the numbers' Washington Post via Chicago Tribune / Kenneth R. Harney

Homeowners may be able to refinance mortgages South Florida Sun Sentinel / Harriet Johnson Brackey

Home Sales Probably Held Near Decade Low: U.S. Economy Preview Bloomberg / Shobhana Chandra

Stock Prices Could Benefit From a Retreat in Inflation Wall Street Journal / Vito J. Racanelli

As dollar rebounds, Americans' foreign holdings sour LA Times via Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Tom Petruno

Market-timing disgrace taught fund industry a valuable lesson Marketwatch / Chuck Jaffe

Obama Leads McCain by 49% to 43% in Post-ABC Poll Bloomberg / Nadine Elsibai

Biden's Son Employed in Profession Obama Disdains: Lobbying Bloomberg / Timothy J. Burger

Gas prices dip below $3.70 CNN

Innovation steamrolls old industry Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Jack Markowitz

Finding the Mess Behind the Mess NY Times / Tyler Cowen

When Cutting the Price, Take a Big Bite, Not a Bunch of Nibbles Washington Post / Elizabeth Razzi

CA: In Central Valley, the Ruins of the Housing Bust NY Times / David Streitfeld

What Will Mac ’n’ Mae Cost You and Me? NY Times / Gretchen Morgenson

U.S. and Global Economies Slipping in Unison NY Times / Peter S. Goodman

Dividends Still Make a Difference US News and World Report via NY Times / Paul J. Lim

Surging gas prices turn used-car market upside down St. Louis Post Dispatch / Angela Tablac

UK: Job losses, homelessness, bankruptcy ... the outlook's grim but just be glad we're not Italian Independent / Sean O'Grady

UK: No rate cuts likely before end of year London Times / David Smith

Declines in equity strain many ARMs Chicago Tribune / Mary Umberger

Fewer brokers vie for bigger commodity pie Chicago Tribune / Joshua Boak



It's later than you think Marketwatch / Irwin Kellner

Gross, Fuss say any new GSE deal needs Treasury Reuters / Jennifer Ablan

U.S. Treasuries Climb on Concern Credit-Market Turmoil Widening Bloomberg / Dakin Campbell

TREASURIES-Yields tumble in safe-haven buying Reuters

Fannie and Freddie woes spread CNN / Chris Isidore

Florida tops 1Q mortgage fraud list AP via Houston Chronicle / J.W. Elphinstone

U.S. Stocks Drop, Led by Financial Shares, AIG, Banks Retreat Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton

Dow dives nearly 250 points as AIG, financials lead market lower AP via Newsday

More Bank Failures Lew Rockwell / Doug French

Recession fears weaken sterling BBC News

Bond prices soar as stocks fall CNN / Catherine Clifford

The Narrowing Ecologies of Global Growth Pimco / Paul McCulley and Saumil Parikh

Fed's Plosser: hike rates sooner not later: report Reuters

Fed's Barn Doors Are No Obstacle for Its Horses Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

Fed policy ideas unshaken by home sales Reuters

At the Fed, a Debate Over Countering Inflation Grows Louder NY Times / Louis Uchitelle

Will economy's path be shaped like a U, V, W or L? AP via Houston Chronicle / Ellen Simon

Average Income Rises Above ’00 Level NY Times / David Cay Johnston

Oil rises on dollar's fall and possible storm AP via Newsday

Corn futures rise on forecast of lower production Marketwatch / Moming Zhou

Stocks tumble in afternoon trade CNN / Alexandra Twin

Conventional Selloff Bloomberg / Mark Glassman

Monday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

A lip-smacking convention The Economist

Treasurys gain after home-sales data Marketwatch / Deborah Levine

Convertible Bonds' Goose Is Cooked / Marie Leone

U.S. Stocks Drop, Led by Financial Shares, AIG, Banks Retreat Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton

Consumer Stock Rally Doesn't Signal Economic Recovery Bloomberg / Fabio Alves and Michael Tsang

U.S. view of economy is getting worse – poll CNN / Aaron Smith

Are you better off? CNN / Tami Luhby

Groceries will keep eating up more money AP via Allentown Morning Call / Stevenson Jacobs

U.S. Existing Home Sales Rose 3.1 Percent in July Bloomberg / Shobhana Chandra

Online bank touts 3.75% savings rate CNN / Ben Rooney

Oil fluctuates as traders watch dollar AP via Seattle Times / Stevenson Jacobs

Commodities Hint of Bottom on Mine Closings, Supplies Bloomberg / Madelene Pearson

Yen, Swiss Franc Advance on Reduced Demand for Higher Yields Bloomberg / Ye Xie and Anchalee Worrachate


Finally, The Government Stops Buying Oil For Reserve NY Post / John Crudele

Winning by losing? Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

The Debt Capitals Of America Forbes / Liz Moyer

Fed Minutes: Next Rate Move Will Be Up Investors Business Daily / Scott Stoddard

Inflation Tops Fed Anxieties Forbes / Carl Gutierrez

Is Gold About to Decouple From the Euro and Rise With the $? Gold Forecaster via Safehaven / Julian D. W. Phillips

Minutes of Federal Open Market Committee, July 24 and August 5, 2008 Federal Reserve board

Elizabeth A. Duke formally sworn in as member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System Federal Reserve Board

Fed Officials Agree Next Rate Move Will Be Increase Bloomberg / Craig Torres

Fed saw weak growth, financial stress: minutes Reuters / David Lawder

Problem bank list keeps growing CNN / David Ellis and Tami Luhby

Dollar gains as Europe shows weakness AP via CNN

McCain Questions Obama's `Moral Clarity' in Crises Bloomberg / Lorraine Woellert

Obama Hits McCain as Democrats Give Stage to Clinton Bloomberg / Kristin Jensen and Kim Chipman

Federal Reserve Events Reuters

Fed's Fisher: 50-50 chance inflation to keep rising Reuters

Bonds extend losses after confidence, homes data Reuters

U.S. Treasuries Decline After Consumer Confidence Increases Bloomberg / Dakin Campbell and Lukanyo Mnyanda

Communities Become Home Buyers to Fight Decay NY Times / Vikas Bajaj

More Americans are questioning the role of religion in politics The Economist

Stocks Higher on Data / Mark Glassman

Corn tumbles intothird day as dollar strengthens Marketwatch / Moming Zhou

Gold rises as crude rallies, dollar's gain shrinks Marketwatch / Moming Zhou

Oil Rises More Than $1 as Hurricane Threatens Gulf of Mexico Bloomberg / Mark Shenk

US chain store sales rise 1.9 pct last week-Redbook Reuters

Dollar increases against the euro BBC News

Tuesday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Isn't It The Economy, Stupid? Forbes / Joshua Zumbrun

July new homes sales rise; June revised down Reuters

Home prices plummet to a new record CNN / Les Christie

Lending Over Backward Forbes / Joshua Zumbrun and Maurna Desmond

Private housing index shows home prices tumbling by record amount nationwide in June AP via Chicago Tribune

Consumer confidence jumps in Aug: report Reuters

The ABCs of our national slowdown AP via Houston Chronicle / Ellen Simon

Number of uninsured drops; Poverty holds steady AP via Houston Chronicle

Oil Rises More Than $2 as Hurricane Threatens Gulf of Mexico Bloomberg / Mark Shenk

Dollar Rises to Six-Month High on Bets Global Economy Slowing Bloomberg / Ye Xie and Gavin Finch

Swaps Money Train Prepares for Final Run in Muniland Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

China May Turn to Bonds to Lift Stocks, Official Says Bloomberg / Zhao Yidi


MBIA agrees to reinsure FGIC's muni bond portfolio AP via CNN

IFRS Roadmap Met with Industry Praise Bond Market Association

FL: Bay area's economy looks healthy in rearview mirror St. Petersburg Times / Helen Huntley

NY: Housing Values May Be Viewed as Golden NY Sun / Candace Taylor

FL: Would-be home buyers find mortgages are out of reach Miami Herald via Orlando Sentinel / Monica Hatcher

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

Obama Could Stymie Foreign Investment NY Sun / Harold Furchtgott-Roth

Democrats’ new drive in red states Christian Science Monitor / Alexandra Marks

Bill Clinton says he'll do everything he can to elect Obama Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

Small Banks, Tight Credit Washington Post / Binyamin Appelbaum and David Cho

FDIC's list of 'problem' institutions grows 30 percent, reaches highest level in 5 years Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Patricia Sabatini

World poverty 'more widespread' BBC News / Steve Schifferes

In the Fullness of Time Pimco / Paul McCulley

TREASURIES-Prices rebound after early hit from durables Reuters / Ros Krasny

The economic growth mirage CNN / Chris Isidore

Most US metropolitan jobless rates rise in July Reuters

U.S. Stocks Gain on Durable Goods; Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Rise Bloomberg / Eric Martin

Too many unknowns make oil's impact too tough to predict Detroit Free Press / Jewel Gopwani

Even with cheaper gas, Labor Day trips will drop Tennessean / Wendy Lee

Global interest rates in 2008 Reuters

EU: Weber Says Higher Rates May Be Needed After Recovery Bloomberg / Christian Vits and Andreas Scholz

US mortgage applications increase in latest week Reuters

Corporate America taking longer to collect: study Reuters / Scott Malone

Bankruptcy filings surge 29% CNN / Ben Rooney

Chicago Fed Midwest Manufacturing Index Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Treasurys down after durable-goods data Marketwatch / Deborah Levine

Oil tops $119 as Gustav bears down on U.S. AP via MSNBC

FDIC to consider tapping Treasury to shore up funding needs Marketwatch / Chris Oliver

Crude oil's move higher pressures dollar William L. Watts, Deborah Levine and Nick Godt

U.S. Economy: Orders for Durable Goods Unexpectedly Increase Bloomberg / Timothy R. Homan

Durable-goods orders rise surprising 1.3% in July Marketwatch / Ruth Mantell

Inflation Beyond the Headlines Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta / Dennis P. Lockhart

Fed's Lockhart urges patience amid strained markets Reuters / Alister Bull

Wednesday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

U.S. Stocks Gain on Durable Goods, Rally in Energy Shares Bloomberg / Eric Martin

Paulson's `Bazooka' Turned Out to Be Pea Shooter Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

CIBC takes $885-million hit Globe and Mail / Tara Perkins

Euro gains as dollar rally stalls BBC News

Energy Futures Increase as Gustav Threatens U.S. Gulf Platforms Bloomberg / Mark Shenk

Gas prices continue month-long slide CNN / Kenneth Musante

Pimco Seeks as Much as $5 Billion to Buy Distressed Senior Debt Bloomberg / Sree Vidya Bhaktavatsalam

Our Inequality of Outcomes Washington Post / Steven Pearlstein

Census: Income rose, middle class grew in 2007 Christian Science Monitor / Ron Scherer

Financial Crisis Is Absent From Agendas of Parties, Candidates Bloomberg / Rich Miller

MA: Homeowners see prices fall at record decline Boston Herald / Jerry Kronenberg

Oil rises for 3rd day near $117 on supply worries Reuters via Guardian

That 20-year commodities super-cycle is in need of a puncture repair kit Independent / David Prosser

Treasuries Little Changed Before Report on Durable Goods Orders Bloomberg / Wes Goodman

Dollar Falls on Speculation Reports to Show Flagging Spending Bloomberg / Stanley White

Asian Stocks Gain, Led by Inpex and Rio Tinto; Macquarie Falls Bloomberg / Chen Shiyin

Japan's Inflation Probably Exceeded 2% for First Time in Decade Bloomberg / Mayumi Otsuma

China Shipping Container Profit Falls on Fuel, Slower Trade Bloomberg / Wendy Leung and Li Xiaowei



The Coming Deflation Scare The Speculative Investor via Safehaven / Steve Saville

Survey of Tenth District Manufacturers Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

GSEs: Too Big to Survive Delta via Safehaven / Michael Pento

Freezer sales climb as food prices soar AP via San Francisco Chronicle / Ashley M. Heher

NV: Impending foreclosures leave renters in limbo Las Vegas Sun / Jeff Pope

Houston's economy spared from bankruptcy bug Houston Chronicle / Mary Flood

Text of Barack Obama's acceptance speech Marketwatch

Gore, Backing Obama, Says McCain Victory Would Hurt Environment Bloomberg / Jonathan D. Salant

Dell bleeds from its own price cuts Fortune via CNN / Jon Fortt

Big rally on Wall Street CNN / Alexandra Twin

Sears profit drops 62%, outlook weak Chicago Tribune / James P. Miller

Stocks jump on better-than-expected gross domestic product reading, decline in jobless claims AP via Chicago Tribune / Tim Paradis

Oil prices fall despite Gustav threat CNN / David Goldman and Catherine Clifford

What the problem bank list isn't telling us CNN / David Ellis

Sick of the 'R' word CNN / Paul R. La Monica

Bernanke, Aiming to Curtail Market Risks, Met NYSE, CME Chiefs Bloomberg / Scott Lanman

U.S. 30-year mortgage rates fall in latest week Reuters

Treasuries Fall as Auction Looms, GDP Growth Exceeds Forecast Bloomberg / Dakin Campbell and Lukanyo Mnyanda

No surrender The Economist

Stocks jump on better-than-expected GDP, jobs data AP via Detroit News / Tim Paradis

Suprising Growth / Mark Glassman

Gold volatile as the dollar changes course Marketwatch / Moming Zhou

MI: Economy depresses Michigan well being Detroit News / Christina Rogers

Closing the GAAP The Economist

Federal Reserve Events Reuters

Bonds fall on upwardly revised Q2 U.S. growth Reuters / Chris Reese

Munis Gain as Tax Cuts Expire in Shift to 40% Bracket Bloomberg / William Selway

Playing Chicken With Countrywide Paper Forbes / Liz Moyer and Maurna Desmond

U.S. Stocks Rally as Economic Growth Tops Estimates; Banks Gain Bloomberg / Lynn Thomasson

Thursday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Second-quarter growth revised significantly higher Marketwatch / Greg Robb

U.S. Economy Grew Faster Than Previously Estimated Bloomberg / Courtney Schlisserman

Jobless claims a touch lower than expected Reuters

Bank Profits to Pay a Price for Fed Risk Limits Bloomberg / John M. Berry

Oil rigs gird for Gustav - price jumps past $120 CNN / David Goldman

Gas falls again: 45 cents below high CNN / Catherine Clifford

This Grass is a Real Gas NY Post / John Crudele

Negative real interest rates may frighten Fed Marketwatch / Peter Brimelow and Edwin S. Rubenstein

Treasuries Little Changed Before Five-Year Sale, GDP Report Bloomberg / Wes Goodman

Fidelity probe intensifies Boston Herald / Jay Fitzgerald

A Wake-Up Call on Home Equity Loans Washington Post / Michelle Singletary

Chicken Littles and the U.S. banks Marketwatch / David Weidner

Fannie Shuffles Its Top Leaders Washington Post / Zachary A. Goldfarb

Credit crunch: 'It's just the end of the beginning' Independent / Sean O’ Grady

Deepening recession may throw Britain into full-year GDP fall London Times / Gary Duncan

Suda Says BOJ Shouldn't Be Complacent About Inflation Bloomberg / Lily Nonomiya

Philippine Economy Grows at Slowest Pace in 3 Years Bloomberg / Karl Lester M. Yap and Francisco Alcuaz Jr.

Oil Rises a Fourth Day as Gustav Threatens U.S. Gulf Platforms Bloomberg / Christian Schmollinger

Scientists Reprogram Cells, Add to Debate Washington Post / Rob Stein

Asian Stocks Rise on U.S. Durable Goods Orders; BHP Advances Bloomberg / Chen Shiyin


Alaska gov 1st woman in No. 2 GOP slot / Christine Vestal

Big jump in gold sale spurs manipulation talk Marketwatch / Moming Zhou

Income and poverty: Size up your state CNN / Tami Luhby

Recent and major U.S. municipal bankruptcies Reuters

Treasurys fall as investors cash in gains AP via Houston Chronicle / Tim Paradis

Treasuries Gain for Week on Economic Outlook, Fed Indecision Bloomberg / Dakin Campbell

Ideas of Fed hike slip on July PCE Reuters

U.S. stocks end with monthly gains, daily and weekly losses Marketwatch / Kate Gibson

Obama’s speech seen by 38 million viewers AP via Boston Herald

Palin's Promise Forbes / Brian Wingfield

Alaska Governor Palin Picked as McCain Running Mate Bloomberg / Ken Fireman and Lorraine Woellert

Friday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Let's Get Real about Real Estate Euro Pacific via Safehaven / Peter Schiff

Homebuyers turn screws on desperate sellers CNN / Les Christie

Consumer sentiment improves in August Marketwatch / Ruth Mantell

Treasurys gain as data on consumer headwinds point to slowing Marketwatch / Deborah Levine

Iraq Safer Than Ohio Banks Stung by Credit Crisis, Yields Show Bloomberg / Lester Pimentel

30-year mortgage rate falls for second week AP via Baltimore Sun

Realtors peddle real estate to bike-happy clients AP via Houston Chronicle / Whtney Malkin

July incomes drop by largest amount in 3 years; consumer spending slowed as rebates tailed off AP via Chicago Tribune / Martin Crutsinger

Personal income in largest drop in 3 years CNN / Catherine Clifford

U.S. Consumer Spending Slows, Inflation Accelerates Bloomberg / Shobhana Chandra

US Midwest business in surprise August expansion Reuters / Ros Krasny

Consumers hold off on August car, truck buys Detroit Free Press / Sarah A. Webster

A stirring speech The Economist

Oil Rises as Gustav Threatens U.S. Gulf of Mexico Platforms Bloomberg / Mark Shenk

Longing for Dictatorship Daily Standard / Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr.

The Democrats' America vs. The Real Thing Daily Standard / Irwin M. Stelzer

Economic Sense and Political Reality NY Times / Floyd Norris

Ten weeks to talk economy, not celebrity Marketwatch / David Callaway

To Investors, Freddie's Cushion Was Thin Washington Post / David S. Hilzenrath

Treasuries Decline, Eroding Weekly Gain, as Asian Stocks Rise Bloomberg / Wes Goodman

Exports Drive Surprising Economic Growth Washington Post / Howard Schneider

Committee to Save the Dollar' May Not Be Needed Bloomberg / William Pesek

Asian Stocks Rise on U.S., Japan Growth Outlook; Toyota Gains Bloomberg / Chen Shiyin

Dollar Falls Versus Yen on Speculation Consumer Spending Slowed Bloomberg / Stanley White

Japan Inflation Exceeds 2% for First Time in Decade Bloomberg / Mayumi Otsuma


Gustav Upgraded to Category 4; New Orleans Evacuates Bloomberg / Jerry Hart and Brian K. Sullivan

Gustav Cuts Gulf Oil, Gas Output; Refining Curtailed Bloomberg / Jim Polson

What will they cut from planes next? Detroit News / David Shepardson, Scott Burgess and Nathan Hurst

NV: Small landlords face big risks Las Vegas Sun / Abigail Goldman

Treasuries Rise for Third Month on Outlook for Rates, Economy Bloomberg / Dakin Campbell

Decision time for the economy? LA Times / Tom Petruno

Dollar Posts Biggest Monthly Gain Since Euro Debuted in 1999 Bloomberg / Ye Xie

Stocks look to short but stormy week Marketwatch / Nick Godt

Lenovo enters netbook market Charlotte Observer / David Ranti

Obama Bounces to Post-Convention Lead; Palin Viewed Favorably Bloomberg / Bob Drummond

Bush Says Stimulus Helping Economy Start to `Improve' Bloomberg / Holly Rosenkrantz and Nadine Elsibai

Britain Faces Worst Slump in 60 Years, Darling Tells Guardian Bloomberg / Caroline Binham

Shallow Recessions, Shallow Recoveries NY Times / Floyd Norris

You, Me, and the FDIC Lew Rockwell / Gary North

U.S. Oil, Gas Producers, Pipelines Brace for Hurricane Gustav Bloomberg / Margot Habiby

The Kettle? The Pot Says He’s Black NY Times / Joe Nocera

Asian Stocks Gain This Week as Economy, Profit Concerns Ease Bloomberg / Chua Kong Ho and Shani Raja

Candidates' Web Sites Get to Know the Voters Washington Post / Peter Whoriskey

MI: As Auto Jobs Vanish, Rust Spreads in Mich. Washington Post / Vickie Elmer

UK: Ship shape and Bristol fashion: Peter Hargreaves battles the downturn with relish Telegraph / Peter Taylor

UK: Chancellor Alistair Darling warns slump could be the worst for 60 years London Times / Philip Webster

UK: Darling warns of economic crisis BBC News



The US Economy and the World-wide Monetary Disorder Brookes News via Safehaven / Gerard Jackson

U.S. labor unions making gains – slowly San Francisco Chronicle / George Raine

CA: Bright spots pop up in gloomy job picture Sacramento Bee / Dale Kasler

Payrolls Probably Fell, Factories Stalled: U.S. Economy Preview Bloomberg / Shobhana Chandra

Payrolls expected to fall in August Marketwatch / Ruth Mantell

Recession? Wanna Bet? NY Post / Richard Wilner

International bond funds no longer a no-brainer Chicago Tribune / Gail Marksjarvis

SC: Another bond battle brewing The State / Joy L. Woodson

PA: Mortgage, credit crunch fills apartment complexes to capacity Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Sam Spatter

Oil market set to react to Gustav CNN / David Goldman

OPEC Unlikely to Change Quotas, Libyan Minister Says Bloomberg / Ayesha Daya and Ladane Nasseri

Gustav May Hit Gulf Platforms Harder Than Katrina Bloomberg / Jim Polson

Gustav threatens start of GOP meeting Marketwatch / Russ Britt and Kate Gibson

Social Security fixes aren't election fodder Baltimore Sun / Eileen Ambrose

Bush and Cheney Won't Attend Republican Convention Bloomberg / Holly Rosenkrantz

Hurricane Gustav eases, but expected to intensify Marketwatch

MA: Older and still toiling: More Mass. seniors remain in work force to stay afloat Boston Herald / Terry Woodman

New Orleans evacuates for "big, ugly storm" Reuters / Tim Gaynor and Matt Bigg

New Orleans Clears Out as Hurricane Gustav Takes Aim at Coast Bloomberg / Brian K. Sullivan

Muni Bonds’ No-Tell Habits NY Times / Gretchen Morgenson

Bonds can pay off, but not if there's a top-10 bank crash Guardian – Observer / Heather Connon

Hey, Big Number, Make Room for the Rest of Us NY Times / Louis Uchitelle

Keeping an Eye on the Low Point of the Pay Scale NY Times / Phyllis Korkki

To Make a Stock Pop, Innovate Marketwatch via NY Times / Mark Hulbert

Lehman Brothers is still standing, but its foundations look shakier every day Guardian – Observer / Heather Connon

Discounts Beckon in Closed-End Funds NY Times / Conrad De Aenlle

Obama’s Questionable Stimulus Plan NY Times / Ben Stein

Bank of England to show no mercy as firms go under London Times / John Lawless and Simon Evans

UK: Rates decision on knife-edge Guardian - Observer

Lines and Bubbles and Bars, Oh My! New Ways to Sift Data NY Times / Anne Eisenberg

Lenders canceling home equity lines South Florida Sun Sentinel



Gustav Upgraded to Category 4; New Orleans Evacuates Bloomberg / Jerry Hart and Brian K. Sullivan

Gustav Cuts Gulf Oil, Gas Output; Refining Curtailed Bloomberg / Jim Polson

What will they cut from planes next? Detroit News / David Shepardson, Scott Burgess and Nathan Hurst

NV: Small landlords face big risks Las Vegas Sun / Abigail Goldman

Treasuries Rise for Third Month on Outlook for Rates, Economy Bloomberg / Dakin Campbell

Decision time for the economy? LA Times / Tom Petruno

Dollar Posts Biggest Monthly Gain Since Euro Debuted in 1999 Bloomberg / Ye Xie

Stocks look to short but stormy week Marketwatch / Nick Godt

Lenovo enters netbook market Charlotte Observer / David Ranti

Obama Bounces to Post-Convention Lead; Palin Viewed Favorably Bloomberg / Bob Drummond

Bush Says Stimulus Helping Economy Start to `Improve' Bloomberg / Holly Rosenkrantz and Nadine Elsibai

Britain Faces Worst Slump in 60 Years, Darling Tells Guardian Bloomberg / Caroline Binham

Shallow Recessions, Shallow Recoveries NY Times / Floyd Norris

You, Me, and the FDIC Lew Rockwell / Gary North

U.S. Oil, Gas Producers, Pipelines Brace for Hurricane Gustav Bloomberg / Margot Habiby

The Kettle? The Pot Says He’s Black NY Times / Joe Nocera

Asian Stocks Gain This Week as Economy, Profit Concerns Ease Bloomberg / Chua Kong Ho and Shani Raja

Candidates' Web Sites Get to Know the Voters Washington Post / Peter Whoriskey

MI: As Auto Jobs Vanish, Rust Spreads in Mich. Washington Post / Vickie Elmer

UK: Ship shape and Bristol fashion: Peter Hargreaves battles the downturn with relish Telegraph / Peter Taylor

UK: Chancellor Alistair Darling warns slump could be the worst for 60 years London Times / Philip Webster

UK: Darling warns of economic crisis BBC News