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Investors Pulling Billions Out of U.S. Stock Markets Washington Post / Renae Merle

Recession now certain, economists say Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

Obama Opens Lead in Six of Seven Swing States, Two Polls Show Bloomberg / Jeff Bliss and Mark Drajem

Financial crisis shakes up presidential campaign Christian Science Monitor / Peter Grier

Unusually high stakes in vice presidential debate Christian Science Monitor / Linda Feldmann

Broker turned monk now tends to the soul Reuters via Globe and Mail / Anna Mudeva

Crisis Felt Unevenly on Main Street Washington Post / David Cho and Michael Fletcher

Louisiana, Chicago Suffer as Bond Market Shut, Projects Delayed Bloomberg / Darrell Preston

Senate approves $700 bln financial bailout Reuters / Daniel Trotta and Richard Cowan

U.S. Senate Approves $700 Billion Financial-Rescue Bloomberg / Nicholas Johnston and James Rowley

Buffett Says Economy `on Floor' After Cardiac Arrest Bloomberg / Erik Holm and Andrew Frye

Some house hunters are getting cold feet Houston Chronicle / Nancy Sarnoff

Bailout debate: Game on CNN / Jeanne Sahadi

FDIC seeking temporary unlimited Treasury loans Reuters / John Poirier

Oil sinks below $99 CNN / Ben Rooney

Chrysler's September U.S. sales fall 33 percent Reuters

U.S. auto sales plunge CNN / Chris Isidore

U.S. Stocks Retreat, Led by Industrial Companies; GE Declines Bloomberg / Eric Martin

GE Raises $15 Billion; Buffett Gets Preferred Stake Bloomberg / Rachel Layne and Erik Holm

What Buffett's Bet Says About GE Forbes / Daniel Fisher

World leaders point fingers at U.S. AP via Allentown Morning Call / Alan Clendenning

Review and Preview Morgan Stanley / Ted Wieseman

Treasuries Gain as Growth May Slow Regardless of Rescue Plan Bloomberg / Sandra Hernandez and Bo Nielsen

Stockbrokers are doing a lot of hand-holding Baltimore Sun / Eileen Ambrose

Vicious Circles Morgan Stanley / Richard Berner

Factory sector weakens to near seven-year low Marketwatch / Greg Robb

Fed's Plosser opens door a crack to backing rate cut Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

Crisis blamed on debt-based U.S. economy Augusta Chronicle / Tim Rausch

Oil falls after supply report CNN / Ben Rooney

MI: How the financial crisis is hitting Michigan Detroit Free Press / Katherine Yung

GDP Downgrades: How Bad Will the Cycle Get? Chetan Ahya & Deyi Tan Morgan Stanley / Chetan Ahya and Deyi Tan

Bonds extend gains on weak Sept manufacturing data Reuters

Bank Bond Spreads in Europe at Record on Funding Woes Bloomberg / John Glover and Shelley Smith

Private sector cuts 8,000 jobs in September Reuters

U.S. Factories Contracted at Faster Pace in September Bloomberg / Timothy R. Homan

U.S. Aug. Construction Spending Unchanged; July Down 1.4% Bloomberg / Bob Willis

Oil prices slide below $100 AP via CNN

Gold little changed as investors watch plan fate Marketwatch / Moming Zhou

Wednesday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

U.S. Stocks Drop After GE Estimates Cut; Ford Falls on Forecast Bloomberg / Eric Martin

End The Ban On Short-Selling Forbes / Menachem Brenner and Marti G. Subrahmanyam

Ideology, Politics, Ignorance Derail Rescue Plan Bloomberg / John M. Berry

FDIC's Bair Gets Bigger Role in Financial Rescue Plan Bloomberg / Rich Miller

Wells Fargo Goes Slow At Bank Fire Sales NY Post / Mark DeCambre

Wall Street flavors burgers Denver Post / Al Lewis

Treasuries Little Changed After 4-Month Gain on Growth Outlook Bloomberg / Wes Goodman

Under Strain, Cities Are Cutting Back Projects NY Times / Mary Williams Walsh

Will public's distaste for a 'bailout' fade? Christian Science Monitor / Mark Trumbull

Cash-Starved Companies Scrap Dividends, Tap Credit to Survive Bloomberg / Kelly Riddell

Tighter Credit Only Adds to Auto Industry’s Troubles NY Times / Bill Vlasic and Nick Bunkley

Asian Stocks Snap Six-Day Loss on Bank Rescue Bill Speculation Bloomberg / Patrick Rial and Shani Raja

Things may be bad, but we’ve seen far worse Guardian via Taipei Times / Max Hastings

Japan, Australia Money Market Rates Ease on Bailout Optimism Bloomberg / Candice Zachariahs and Nate Hosoda

Yen Falls on Speculation U.S. Lawmakers Will Revive Rescue Plan Bloomberg / Stanley White


Palin, Biden square off on energy, economy Marketwatch / Russ Britt

Some facts adrift in veep debate AP via Washington Post / Calvin Woodward

Fed Up With Total Fed Credit Daily Reckoning via Safehaven / The Mogambo Guru

Payrolls expected to drop 110,000 in September Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

Systemic Risk and the Macroeconomy: An Attempt at Perspective Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis / James Bullard

Fed's Bullard says cutting rates wrong response Reuters

The Fed has had to get a little creative USA Today / Sue Kirchhoff

Palin, Biden come out swinging on economic issues Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

Will The House Vote Yes? Forbes / Brian Wingfield

Stocks tumble amid economic, profit worries Marketwatch / Nick Godt

U.S. Stocks Decline on Concern Bank Rescue Won't Stop Slowdown Bloomberg / Lynn Thomasson

Buffett: My fix for the economy Fortune via CNN / Chris Isidore

Factories, jobs market paint bleak picture Reuters / Burton Frierson

US Employment Picture: September Non-Farm Payrolls Preview Merk Mutual Funds via Safehaven / Joseph Brusuelas

Retail growth seen screeching to a halt Reuters / Sarah Coffey

Stock selloff speeds up CNN / Alexandra Twin

Republican group wants US bailout cut to $250 bln Reuters

Palin to play ball with Big Oil CNN / Steve Hargreaves

Signs of a pending depression? The Economist's D-word index The Economist

Treasury Curve Steepens to Most Since Bear Stearns Collapse Bloomberg / Anchalee Worrachate

Bonds gain from bailout uncertainty, dismal data Reuters / John Parry

Indexes Dig In With A Big Shovel Investors Business Daily / Alan R. Elliott

Thursday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Stocks tumble following weaker-than-expected readings on unemployment claims, factory orders AP via Chicago Tribune / Tim Paradis

Worst month since '93 spares no carmaker Detroit Free Press / Sarah A. Webster

Central banks favor gold as crisis unfolds Reuters / Jan Harvey

The U.S. Job Market Gallup Daily

U.S. jobless claims inflated by hurricanes Marketwatch / Ruth Mantell

U.S. August Factory Orders Fall More Than Forecast Bloomberg / Timothy R. Homan

More Americans bringing brown bags to the workplace Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Teresa F. Lindeman

30-year mortgages rise to 6.10 percent AP via Houston Chronicle / Martin Crutsinger

Corn slumps nearly 5% as dollar rallies Marketwatch / Moming Zhou

U.S. Stocks Drop on Jobless, Factory Data, Rising Bank Rates Bloomberg / Lynn Thomasson

Bond Dealers Ogle Spreads as Trading Shifts Off Wall Street Bloomberg / Bryan Keogh

Jobs Report Just A Symptom Of Sick Economy NY Post / John Crudele

Jobless claims at 7-year high CNN / Lara Moscrip

Fed officials considering further rate cuts: report Reuters

Gold falls 3% after Senate approves bailout plan Marketwatch / Moming Zhou

Dollar maintains rally against euro AP via Houston Chronicle

Eurozone rates on hold at 4.25% BBC News

Trichet Says ECB Discussed Rate Cut as Growth Slowed Bloomberg / Gabi Thesing and Simone Meier

Treasuries Rise as Stocks Fall After Senate Approves Rescue Bloomberg / Wes Goodman

Adjustable rates set to go through roof Boston Herald / Paul Restuccia

Dollar Advances After U.S. Senate Approves Bank Rescue Bill Bloomberg / Ron Harui and Stanley White

Goldman is getting the best of the credit crisis Marketwatch / David Weidner

Asian Stocks Drop After Senate Passes Plan; Banks Erase Gains Bloomberg / Kyung Bok Cho and Saeromi Shin

Australia's Trade Turns to Second-Biggest Surplus on Record Bloomberg / Jacob Greber

UK: Bank set to cut interest rates to prevent slump Independent / Sean O'Grady

U.S. Stock Futures Drop as Senate Sends Bailout Bill to House Bloomberg / Lynn Thomasson

Adding Sweeteners, Senate Passes Bailout Plan NY Times / Carl Hulse and David M. Herszenhorn

As Cash Leaves, Money Funds Sign Up for U.S. Protection NY Times / Diana B. Henriques

Asian Money Market Rates Fall as U.S. Senate Approves Bailout Bloomberg / Garfield Reynolds and Nate Hosoda


More severe recession now forecast by Goldman Sachs Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

Low-risk bonds rare gainer in rough market Marketwatch / Rachel Koning Beals

Treasury Hired State Street, Barclays for MBS Program Bloomberg / Rebecca Christie and John Brinsley

Treasuries Gain Most in Week Since 2001 on Rate-Cut Speculation Bloomberg / Dakin Campbell

Credit freeze hasn't hit small firms hard yet, but economic slowdown has Marketwatch / Andrea Coombes

MBA Hails Passage of Economic Stabilization Package, Tax Extenders Mortgage Bankers Association

Oil futures fall after House passes bailout plan AP via Houston Chronicle / Myra P. Saefong and Polya Lesova

Treasurys rise as U.S. rescue package passes Marketwatch / Deborah Levine

Stocks erase gains after House vote CNN / Alexandra Twin

Sept. dividend payouts lowest for 3Q in 50 years AP via Houston Chronicle

Bank-Rescue Plan Wins Approval as House Reverses Vote Bloomberg / Christopher Stern and Laura Litvan

Bailout is law CNN / Jeanne Sahadi

How do rising oil prices affect the inflation rate? Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco / Michele Cavallo

FDIC backs Citi, as Wells Fargo makes move for Wachovia AP vi Chicago Tribune / Sara Lepro

State workers face bleak budget picture / Pauline Vu

The Fed to the rescue? Don't bank on it Globe and Mail / Neil Reynolds

US RATE FUTURES-See 50 bps Fed cut on weak Sept jobs Reuters / Ros Krasny

Credit Swaps Show Fear, Not Reality, Executives Say Bloomberg / Gillian Wee

Bonds sell off as stocks gain on bailout hopes Reuters / John Parry

FDIC Chairman Sheila Bair Comments on Agreement to Merge by Wells Fargo and Wachovia FDIC / Sheila Blair

Wachovia Whiplash Forbes / Liz Moyer

Investing Now: The Big Picture Ciovacco Capital Management / Chris Ciovacco

Friday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

What Retail Layoffs are Telling Us CMC Markets via Safehaven / Ashraf Laidi

Tight economy has shoppers, grocers looking to neighborhood stores Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Teresa F. Lindeman

Palin stops the bleeding, just The Economist

Why it is risky to speak so plainly of impending doom The Economist

Gold reverses losses as dollar slides Marketwatch / Moming Zhou

U.S. Payrolls Fell by 159,000; Jobless Rate at 6.1% Bloomberg / Shobhana Chandra

US inflation pressures lowest since May 2002 –ECRI Reuters

September job losses steepest in 5-1/2 years Reuters / Glenn Somerville

Federal Reserve Events Reuters

Oil falls below $94 on jobs data Reuters via Washington Post / Ikuko Kao and Alex Lawler

U.S. Stocks Rise on Bailout, Rate Speculation; Wachovia Jumps Bloomberg / Eric Martin

Wachovia Now to Couple with Wells Fargo while Citi Sleeps / Marie Leone

Treasurers Try to Keep Credit With `Hardball' Banks Bloomberg / Duane D. Stanford, Gabrielle Coppola and John Detrixhe

The Biden-Palin Debate Forbes / Suzanne Garment

BOE May Cut Rate by Most Since 2001, Economists Say Bloomberg / Brian Swint

How does recent stock market volatility stack up historically? Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

Oil Heads for Biggest Weekly Drop Since 2004 on Slowing Demand Bloomberg / Christian Schmollinger

Commodities Head for Biggest Weekly Decline in Over 50 Years Bloomberg / Glenys Sim

Oil down more than $1 on financial turmoil Reuters via Guardian

Dollar Heads for Weekly Loss Versus Yen Before Payrolls Report Bloomberg / Stanley White

China Could Be Dragged Down by Wall Street Crash Bloomberg / William Pesek

Crisis rippling into economy Christian Science Monitor / Ron Scherer

Short-Selling on States Can Pay Off NY Times / Mary Williams Walsh

Treasuries Head for Sixth Week of Gains on Outlook for Rate Cut Bloomberg / Ron Harui

As Economy Weakens, Federal Reserve Officials Consider Lowering Rates NY Times / Edmund L Andrews

Asian Stocks Decline, Set for Worst Week Since August 2007 Bloomberg / Patrick Rial

Falling Oil Price Is a Positive Note Amid Turmoil NY Times / Jad Mouawad

Australia, New Zealand Dollars Drop as Commodities, Stocks Fall Bloomberg / Candice Zachariahs



Job losses underscore arrival of recession Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Mike Wereschagin

Treasuries Gain for Sixth Week on Speculation Fed to Cut Rates Bloomberg / Dakin Campbell

California led nation in jobs lost in 2007, study finds Sacramento Bee / Mark Glover

Wachovia prefers sale to Wells Fargo, not Citi Baltimore Sun / Eileen Ambrose

Bush: Effects of financial bailout will take time Reuters / Tabassum Zakaria

Palins' Assets Are Worth Up to $2.1 Million Washington Post / Dan Morgan

The Month When Reality Invaded Lew Rockwell / Gary North

Bonds can help reverse that sinking feeling Globe and Mail / Rob Carrick

After bailout, stocks face economic, earnings woes Marketwatch / Nick Godt

Bailout: Will it work? CNN / Tami Luhby

Job Losses Pushing U.S. Economy Into `Significant' Recession Bloomberg / Rich Miller and Shobhana Chandra

Ax falling hard and fast AP via Allentown Morning Call / Jeannine Aversa

U.S. job losses add to signs of serious recession Seattle Times

Canada: The gloom spreads north Globe and Mail / Konrad Yakabuski

Bair Says Review of Wells, Wachovia Doesn't Signal Opposition Bloomberg / Alison Vekshin

Citigroup Girds for Wachovia Takeover Battle With Wells Fargo Bloomberg / David Mildenberg and Josh Fineman

TX: Scrap metal yards busy during hurricane cleanup Houston Chronicle / Brad Hem

McCain Plans Fiercer Strategy Against Obama Washington Post / Michael D. Shear

They’re Pinching Hundred-Dollar Bills NY Times / Geraldine Fabrikant

California May Ask U.S. for Loan NY Times / Randal C. Archibald


Rich clip Hedge Funds NY Post / Terry Keenan

Golden slope of hope Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

Economy's fate hinges on consumers' reactions San Francisco Chronicle / Tom Abate

Credit crunch bears down on small biz Boston Herald / Jennifer Powell

Run-up to Great Depression and today's recession have some eerie similarities, but many important differences San Diego Union Tribune / Dean Calbreath

Why This 'Credit Crisis' Hits Everyone Wall Street Journal / Dave Kansas

Next president will be handed a fragile economy AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer / Tom Raum

MI: Owners who keep homes on market could fare better in fall Detroit Free Press / Brendel Hightwoer

Home Sales Probably Fell, Trade Gap Ebbed: U.S. Economy Preview Bloomberg / Timothy R. Homan

As Fear Gripped Markets, Even Reliable Mutual Fund Strategies Didn't Work Washington Post / Nancy Trejos and Alejandro Lazo

Money-Market Funds Face Deadline Wall Street Journal

German Government to Fully Guarantee Private Accounts Bloomberg / Oliver Suess and Brian Parkin

UK: Interest rates to drop to 50-year low London Times / David Smith

Weighing the Chances of a 1933 Replay NY Times / Phyllis Korkki

End of an Era on Wall Street: Goodbye to All That NY Times / Tim Arango and Julie Creswell

A Snarl of Regulation NY Times / Hannah Fairfield

The Smart Money, Foiled Again NY Times / Paul J. Lim

UK: Bank 'must cut rates' to halt recession Independent / Margareta Pagano

UK: It won't be the Great Depression all over again or even the '70s or '80s Independent / Hamish McRae

$10.1-trillion national debt? Let's cut taxes! LA Times / David Lazarus


CEO: Strike may doom Boeing to fate of U.S. automakers AP via Chicago Tribune / Tim Klass

'A lengthy recession' Globe and Mail / Barrie McKenna and Boyd Erman

Fed hawk wary of rate cut but another softens tone Reuters / Alister Bull

Bernanke book on Depression rides sales surge USA Today / Dennis Cauchon

The Future of Mortgage Finance FDIC / Sheila C. Bair

Bank of America to slash mortgage payments CNN / Chris Isidore

U.S. could recover in spring, economists says Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

Why Asian banks are stronger than US banks Christian Science Monitor / Simon Montlake

Nothing to Fear but McFear Itself Pimco / Bill Gross

Fed, Dealers to Meet on Default Swaps Clearinghouse Bloomberg / Shannon D. Harrington and Scott Lanman

Chicago Fed president vague on further rate cuts Chicago Tribune

Tough day for stocks CNN / Alexandra Twin

Investors Flee Stocks Forbes / Carl Gutierrez

Dow Fishes for a Bottom After Breaching 10000 / Dan Burrows

The Blame Game Begins Forbes / Brian Wingfield

Impending Economic Collapse In The U.S. And Death Of Democracy... Safehaven / Clive Maund

Banking stocks lower after B. of A. profit tumbles Marketwatch / Carla Mozee

Bank of America Posts Lower Profit, Cuts Dividend Bloomberg / David Mildenberg

The Do-Something Congress Texas Straight Talk via Safehaven / Ron Paul

Gold surges on safe-haven buying spree Marketwatch / Moming Zhou

Pressure mounts for emergency Fed rate cut Globe and Mail / Heather Scoffield

Productivity Growth in Manufacturing Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago / Charles L. Evans

Fed May See Companies, States as Next Crisis Fronts Bloomberg / Scott Lanman and John Brinsley

Treasury 2-Year Gains Unstoppable as Fed May Cut Rate Bloomberg / Dakin Campbell

Treasuries Rally as Stocks Tumble, Company and Muni Bonds Fall Bloomberg / Dakin Campbell and Bo Nielsen

Monday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Dow Undercuts 10,000 As Indexes Swing Low Investors Business Daily / Alan R. Elliott

Financial crisis: the latest blow to free-market 'dogma' Christian Science Monitor / David R. Francis

Financial Assistance Plans and the Dollar Morgan Stanley / Stephen Jen and Spyros Andreopoulos

Loonie slides to 18-month low Globe and Mail / John Partridge

Will California Make Payroll? / Stephen Taub

EU: A More Severe Downturn Morgan Stanley / Elga Bartsch and Carlos E. Caceres

Europe backs off of U.S.-style economic rescue plan Christian Science Monitor / Jeffrey White

Time to scrap G-7, says World Bank chief Marketwatch / William L. Watts

Fed Boosts Cash Auctions to $900 Billion, May Do More Bloomberg / Scott Lanman and Craig Torres

Dow falls below 10,000 CNN / Alexandra Twin

U.S. Stocks Decline, Dow Industrial Average Falls Below 10,000 Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton and Sarah Jones

Wall Street tumbles below 10,000 amid global sell-off AP via Chicago Tribune

NY: Small LI businesses try to cope in sour economy Newsday / Carrie Mason-Draffen

Markets Need More Than Random Acts of Congress Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

Oil falls to 8-month low below $90 a barrel Reuters via Washington Post / Jane Merriman

Commodities R.I.P. as Leverage Vanishes, Growth Slows Bloomberg / Shruti Singh

Yen Unbeatable as Credit Seizure Kills Carry Trades Bloomberg / Ye Xie



FOMC Minutes Federal Reserve Board

SIFMA Commends The Federal Reserve Bank’s Timely Establishment of the Commercial Paper Funding Facility SIFMA

Munis thrive in troubled market Marketwatch / Sam Mamudi

MA: State treasurer delays $750M bond offering Boston Herald / Jay Fitzgerald

McCain's bold new mortgage plan isn't new Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

McCain Urges Buying Mortgages; Obama Touts Regulation Bloomberg / Kristin Jensen and Catherine Dodge

Retirement accounts have lost $2 trillion AP via Detroit News / Julie Hirschfeld Davis

Wells could win 75-80 percent of Wachovia deposits: source Reuters / Dan Wilchins

ECB sees crisis of "enormous proportions" as Spain creates mortgage rescue fund Telegraph / Ambrose Evans-Pritchard

Unfolding Worldwide Turmoil Could Reverse Years of Prosperity Washington Post / David Cho and Binyamin Appelbaum

Fed Action Doesn't Stop Selling Investors Business Daily / Scott Stoddard

MI: Metro Detroiters are more stressed by the economy than others across the country Detroit News / Christina Rogers

So, where do they get the money? Globe and Mail / Heather Scoffield

McCain, Obama Laud Buffett When Asked About Treasury Candidates Bloomberg / Kristin Jensen and Catherine Dodge

Consumer Borrowing Falls for First Time in Decade AP via NY Times

No end in sight The Economist

Alcoa earnings drop 52% AP via CNN

A 5-year low CNN / Alexandra Twin

Market To Bernanke: Talk Is Cheap Forbes / Maurna Desmond

Fed's new arsenal firing blanks Globe and Mail / Barrie McKenna

Bernanke Signals Fed May Cut Rates as Crisis Deepens Bloomberg / Scott Lanman

Credit crisis: World in turmoil BBC News

Hedge Funds Fell 4.68% in September, Biggest Drop in 10 Years Bloomberg / Gillian Wee

Current Economic and Financial Conditions Federal Reserve Board / Ben S. Bernanke

Bernanke shifts toward rate cut given worse economic outlook Marketwatch / Greg Robb

Libor Rise to Boost Subprime ARM Defaults 10%, Citigroup Says Bloomberg / Jody Shenn

Dollar Rose in September Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Review and Preview Morgan Stanley / Ted Wieseman

A Deeper US Recession Goes Global Morgan Stanley / Richard Berner

The Credit Crunch: Getting Worse Morgan Stanley / Richard Berner

S&P 500 Drop Makes Decade Worst, Granville Sees Crash Bloomberg / Michael Tsang and Eric Martin

Business loan bailout CNN / Chris Isidore

Bailout Blame Game Ludwig von Mises Institute / Christopher Westley

Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 Temporarily Increases Basic FDIC Insurance Coverage from $100,000 to $250,000 Per Depositor FDIC

Soybeans rise 2% as dollar weakens Marketwatch / Moming Zhou

Safeway profit edges up in Q3 AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer / Sarah Skidmore

Board announces creation of the Commercial Paper Funding Facility (CPFF) to help provide liquidity to term funding markets Federal Reserve Board

Why the Fed is moving into money markets Globe and Mail / Andrew Willis

Economic times leave more families in dark AP via Augusta Chronicle

Tuesday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

AMD Climbs Most in Six Years on Abu Dhabi Investment Bloomberg / Ian King

Latin America Faces Financial Crisis Fallout Forbes / Oxford Analytica

Credit crisis losses total $1.4-trillion – IMF Reuters via Globe and Mail

Gold up for second day as safety buying resumes Marketwatch / Moming Zhou

Bankers Might Need 50 Years to Regain Credibility Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

Treasuries Tumble as Fed Agrees to Purchase Commercial Paper Bloomberg / Dakin Campbell and Bo Nielsen

10-year Treasury note losses 1 point on Fed CP plan Reuters

Fed to Purchase U.S. Commercial Paper to Ease Crunch Bloomberg / Craig Torres

Federal Reserve Events Reuters

Speculation mounts over global rate cuts Marketwatch / William L. Watts

Falling oil prices could prove a blessing or a curse to automakers LA Times via Newsday / Ken Bensinger

IMF in 'severe downturn' warning BBC News

Fed Considers Plan to Buy Companies’ Unsecured Debt NY Times / Edmund L. Andrews

State jobless funds are running dry / Stephen C. Fehr

U.S. Sept consumer sales drop sharply –MasterCard Reuters via Guardian

Treasuries Fall for 1st Time in a Week; Rush for Safety Pauses Bloomberg / Wes Goodman

Asian Stocks Fall, Extending Global Rout, on Economy Concern Bloomberg / Chua Kong Ho

Capitulation watch continues in vain Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

Banking crisis: the world takes fright London Times / Patrick Hosking

Oil Gains as Drop Deemed Excessive, on OPEC Output Speculation Bloomberg / Nesa Subrahmaniyan

Yen Declines Against Dollar and Euro, Paring Recent Advance Bloomberg / Ron Harui and Stanley White

Markets foresee global contraction Christian Science Monitor / Peter Grier

Australia Cuts Key Rate by 1 Point, Most Since 1992 Bloomberg / Jacob Greber

Japan, Australia Pump $11 Billion Into Markets as Rates Climb Bloomberg / Garfield Reynolds

UK: Treasury fiddles as markets crash Independent / Jeremy Warner

Global Fears of a Recession Grow Stronger NY Times / Mark Landler

Are Bad Times Healthy? NY Times / Tara Parker-Pope


Obama Flexing Financial Muscle With TV Spending Washington Post / Chris Cillizza

Obama struggles to attract wavering Jewish voters Christian Science Monitor / Jane Lampman

NY Fed calls Friday meeting for CDS players Reuters

Statement Regarding Asset Management Services in Support of CPFF Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Inflation brings bigger benefit, and higher expenses Marketwatch / Robert Powell

Who's Buying The Banks? Forbes / Liz Moyer

Market nervously eyes return of short sellers Reuters / Rachelle Younglai and Kristina Cooke

Fed can't save stocks CNN / Alexandra Twin

Oil down after surprise jump in US crude supplies AP via Houston Chronicle

Budgets stretched thin Marketwatch / Amy Hoak

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

FL: County's uninsured rate almost 28 percent Palm Beach Post / Phil Galewitz

Gold's Haven Appeal May Top Industrial Platinum: Chart of Day Bloomberg / Dave McCombs

The great commodity-price slump The Economist

Oil prices: Buckle up for a wild ride CNN / Steve Hargreaves

Don't expect too much from Fed: Plosser Reuters / Pedro Nicolaci da Costa

The Limits of Central Banking Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia / Charles I. Plosser

Federal Reserve and other central banks announce reductions in policy interest rates Federal Reserve Board

VIX Heads to New Record as Stocks Decline Following Rate Cuts Bloomberg / Jeff Kearns

Not your average bear market San Francisco Chronicle / Kathleen Pender

Pulling in the same direction The Economist

Money for the banks The Economist

Treasuries Decline as U.S. Boosts Debt Sales to Ease Shortage Bloomberg / Dakin Campbell and Daniel Kruger

California, States Eye U.S. Commercial Paper Plan Bloomberg / Michael McDonald and Jerry Hart

S.F.'s small businesses suffer San Francisco Chronicle / Susan Sward

Lower Mortgage Rates May Be Silver Lining in Turmoil Bloomberg / Jeff Plungis and Alexis Leondis

September retail sales slump badly AP via Houston Chronicle

U.S. Stocks `Halfway Through' Downturn, ISI's De Graaf Says Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton

U.S. Stocks Retreat on Recession Concern; Alcoa Shares Tumble Bloomberg / Lynn Thomasson

Stocks retreat again despite emergency rate cut AP via Washington Post / Joe Bel Bruno

Fed Tries to Find What Works in Mess Bloomberg / John M. Berry

Emergency rate cut: 'This better work' CNN / Paul R. La Monica

Credit freeze: It's still on CNN / Catherine Clifford

U.S. Treasury Steps Up Debt Sales to Reduce Shortages Bloomberg / Daniel Kruger and Rebecca Christie

Fed, ECB, Central Banks Cut Rates in Coordinated Move Bloomberg / Scott Lanman

Gold rallies anew on inflation fears amid rate cuts Marketwatch / Moming Zhou

Nervous shoppers pull back CNN / Parija Kavilanz

Discover's consumer index falls AP vi CNN

Bonds up in safe-haven bidding after Fed rate cut Reuters / Chris Reese

Junk defaults to hit 4.2 pct by year-end -Moody's Reuters

Wednesday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Fed, ECB, Central Banks Cut Rates in Coordinated Move Bloomberg / Scott Lanman

In Praise of Bernanke NY Times / David Leonhardt

Fed, central banks cut rates Reuters

Fed, central banks cut rates to aid world economy AP via Chicago Tribune / Tom Raum and Jeannine Aversa

Central Bank Rate Cuts: Just The Beginning Forbes / Lionel Laurent

Bankers and politicians are stuck in 1929 Telegraph / George Blakey

Any time is a good time to consider buying bonds USA Today / Matt Krantz

Fed makes boldest move yet Christian Science Monitor / Ron Scherer

Parents' income, education affect kids' health / Pauline Vu

The road less traveled Marketwatch / Todd Harrison

Asia stocks drop for 5th day on unending crisis Reuters / Kevin Plumberg

Keeping bank deposits safe may cost savers LA Times / Jim Puzzanghera

U.K. Economy Entered a Recession in Third Quarter, Niesr Says Bloomberg / Svenja O'Donnell

Fed paves way for rate cut as IMF says rapid and decisive global action needed to stem crisis London Times / Gary Duncan, Gráinne Gilmore and Marcus LeRoux

Treasuries Gain as Asian Stocks Fall, Metlife Profit Declines Bloomberg / Wes Goodman

Debate as Ban on Short-Selling Ends: Did It Make Any Difference? NY Times / Louise Story

Asian Stocks Decline for Fifth Day on Growth, Profit Concerns Bloomberg / Chua Kong Ho and Shani Raja


The Next Meltdown: Credit-Card Debt Business Week / Jessica Silver-Greenberg

The bad economy is good for the environment Marketwatch / Thomas Kostigen

Have markets got what they wanted at last? The Economist

A global recession is almost certainly on the way The Economist

The Impact of Financial Institutions and Financial Markets on the Real Economy: Implications of a 'Liquidity Lock' Federal Reserve Bank of Boston / Eric S. Rosengren

Saving the system The Economist

Citi and Morgan Stanley have an aim: make it to Monday Marketwatch

Gobbled Up by the Giant Derivatives Monster Daily Reckoning via Safehaven / The Mogambo Guru

Muni Deals Rise to Most Since Lehman Fall, Driving Yields Up Bloomberg / Jeremy R. Cooke and Michael McDonald

What tools are left for fixing the economy? AP via Seattle Times / Tom Raum

The SEC Short Sells Us Down the River Ludwig von Mises Institute / Art Carden and Robert P. Murphy

As the economy sags, Barack Obama's electoral prospects soar The Economist

Obama buys half-hour of CBS prime time Marketwatch / Russ Britt

Relocation relocation The Economist

Bush to speak about economy Friday morning Marketwatch / Ruth Mantell

U.S. stock decline steepens, Dow falls under 9,000 Marketwatch / Kate Gibson

Where's the bottom? Down market hits one-year mark; how bad it gets is anyone's guess Lansing State Journal / Dave Carpenter

U.S. Mutual Fund Withdrawals a Record as Investors Choose Banks Bloomberg / Sree Vidya Bhaktavatsalam

Crude futures close at their lowest level in a year Marketwatch / Myra P. Saefong

Repercussions from the Financial Shock Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis / Gary H. Stern

Fed's Stern says hard to time end to credit woes Reuters

Why taxpayers should own banks Fortune via CNN / Colin Barr

Don't Write Mark-to-Market's Obituary Just Yet Bloomberg / Jonathan Weil

U.S. Stocks Drop, Erasing Early Gains, as Banks Slump on Libor Bloomberg / Lynn Thomasson

Major Indexes Give Up Early Gains Investors Business Daily / Alan R. Elliott

Thursday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

One year and -4,906 points later Newsday via Houston Chronicle / Carrie Mason-Draffen

OPEC eyes early meeting AP via CNN

Gold futures fall as traders lock in gains Marketwatch / Polya Lesova

The Great Monetary Easing Morgan Stanley / Joachim Fels

More Downside as ‘Slowdown Goes Global’ Morgan Stanley / Chetan Ahya & Deyi Tan

Americans are shopping for only essentials, hunting for bargains Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Teresa F. Lindeman

U.S. in Midst of Recession as Credit Shrinks, Spending Sinks Bloomberg / Shobhana Chandra and Andy Burt

Our Choice Forbes / Nouriel Roubini

Jobless claims fall from 7-year high CNN / Lara Moscrip

Canada rated world's soundest bank system: survey Reuters / Rob Taylor

U.S. Stocks Advance After IBM Profit Tops Estimates; Banks Gain Bloomberg / Lynn Thomasson

US 10-year notes fall 1 point with stock futures up Reuters

Bonds pare losses following weekly jobless claims Reuters

Easy Money Causes Bubble; Easy Money Cures Bust Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

Bernanke Was Up Against A Wall With Rate Cut NY Post / John Crudele

Bernanke's Push for Global Cut Began With Trichet, King Talks Bloomberg / Scott Lanman

Rising CD Rates Make Banks a Safe Harbor for Cash Amid Crisis Bloomberg / Jeff Plungis

Five New Careers Await World's Unemployed Bankers Bloomberg / Matthew Lynn

For states, it's a 'worst-case scenario' CNN / Tami Luhby

Taking Hard New Look at a Greenspan Legacy NY Times / Peter S. Goodman

Know the Rules to Keep Your Cash Safe Washington Post / Michelle Singletary

Bungle in the Citi Marketwatch / David Weidner

Switching to Cash May Feel Safe, but Risks Remain NY Times / Ron Lieber

Asian Stocks Snap Five-Day Plunge After Global Rate Reductions Bloomberg / Kyung Bok Cho and Chan Tien Hin

U.S. May Take Ownership Stake in Banks NY Times / Edmund L. Andrews and Mark Landler

Retailers’ Sales Fall Sharply at Both High End and Low NY Times / Stephanie Rosenbloom

Is California too big to fail? Marketwatch / David Callaway

MA: Small businesses stung by U.S. woe$ Boston Herald / Paul Restuccia and Jay Fitzgerald

Yen Falls as Rate Cuts Revive Demand for Higher-Yielding Assets Bloomberg / Ron Harui and Stanley White

Will Britain's rescue plan work? Christian Science Monitor / Mark Rice-Oxley

Global economy gets global action on rates Christian Science Monitor / Peter Grier

Australia's Unemployment Rate Climbs to 4.3% as Economy Weakens Bloomberg / Jacob Greber

Treasuries Little Changed, Erase Loss, on Swings in Asia Stocks Bloomberg / Wes Goodman and Dakin Campbell

UK: Interest rate cuts overshadowed by spectre of recession London Times / Patrick Hosking



Muni Investors Kept in Dark as Finances Unravel Bloomberg / Darrell Preston

Bonds still havens to ride out the storm Globe and Mail / David Berman

Paulson Says Will Buy Bank Equity `Soon as We Can' Bloomberg / John Brinsley and Rebecca Christie

Obama 52% Victory Forecast by Yale Professor's Economy Model Bloomberg / Matthew Benjamin

G-7 Commit to `All Necessary Steps' to Stem Crisis Bloomberg / Simon Kennedy

Snowballing sell-off spreads worldwide AP via Detroit News / Pan Pylas

Wall Street's Tilt-A-Whirl CNN / Alexandra Twin

Volatility rules as stocks plunge, rise and fall again AP via Houston Chronicle

Wall Street swings widely as markets globally sell off over frozen credit markets  AP via Chicago Tribune / Tim Paradis

Oil drilling up 34 percent in third quarter Wichita Eagle / Rick Plumlee

Oil plunges to 13-month low on global slowdown AP via Houston Chronicle / Stevenson Jacobs

Amtrak announces record annual ridership AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer / Sarah Karush

Escalating financial crisis gripping states / Stephen C. Fehr

Off a cliff The Economist

Friday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Stocks plunge again CNN / Alexandra Twin

Here is the Stock Market Crash Wall Street Window via Safehaven / Michael Swanson

Greenspan sees 1st half 2009 U.S. housing recovery Reuters

Cost of U.S. Crisis Action Grows, Along With Debt Bloomberg / Matthew Benjamin

Gold surges as safe haven; copper plunges Marketwatch / Moming Zhou and Steve Goldstein

Yen Set for Biggest Gains in 10 Years as Carry Trade Evaporates Bloomberg / Daniel Kruger and Kim-Mai Cutler

Fed funds trade at 1.0 percent, below 1.5 pct target Reuters

Directed Deposits NY Post / Mark DeCambre

Treasurys gain as equity drop spurs safe-haven buying Marketwatch / Deborah Levine

U.S. Treasuries Fall on Concern Bailouts to Boost Debt Sales Bloomberg / Sandra Hernandez and Bo Nielsen

IBM Beats Bond Market Blues / Stephen Taub

GE 3rd-Quarter Profit Falls, Hurt by Finance Unit Bloomberg / Rachel Layne

All signs pointing to panic Chicago Tribune / Michael Oneal and Greg Burns

Confidence Men Forbes / Brian Wingfield

Wildcats, Defaults And A Near-Death Experience Forbes / John Steele Gordon

30-year mortgage rate below 6% Chicago Tribune

Global oil demand to weaken – forecast AP via CNN

Crude tumbles below $80 a barrel to one-year low Marketwatch / Steve Goldstein and Polya Lesova

Gold surges on safe-haven buying, copper plunges Marketwatch / Steve Goldstein & Moming Zhou

Oil plummets below $83 on global slowdown fears AP via Augusta Chronicle / Alex Kennedy

Eric Rosengren warns of credit freeze-up Boston Herald / Jay Fitzgerald

U.S. Two-Year Notes Head for 7th Weekly Gain as Stocks Tumble Bloomberg / Wes Goodman and Sandra Hernandez

A scramble to unlock bank lending Christian Science Monitor / Ron Scherer and Peter Grier

Wells Fargo Wins the War for Wachovia NY Times / Michael J. de la Merced

Will Asian financial centers overtake Wall Street? Christian Science Monitor / Peter Ford

Market Timing Popularity Indicator says bottom not yet at hand Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

Asian Stocks Plunge as Credit Crisis Widens; Treasuries Climb Bloomberg / Kyung Bok Cho and Chua Kong Ho

Crude Oil Falls to 1-Year Low as Economic Crisis Curbs Demand Bloomberg / Nesa Subrahmaniyan

Pound hits 5-year low vs dollar as crisis deepens Reuters via Guardian

UK: Politicians play the blame game, but everyone is culpable Independent / Jeremy Warner


U.S. 10-Year Note Drops Most in a Week Since June on Supply Bloomberg / Sandra Hernandez

Experts: Best way to recoup losses is wait it out Newsday / Gay Dymski

Macy's slashes its 2008 outlook Pittsburgh Tribune Review

Bankruptcy: A bankrupt system? Minneapolis Star Tribune / Mike Meyers

McCain-Palin's hot rhetoric risks GOP backlash San Francisco Chronicle / Carla Marinucci

MN: Credit squeeze strangling businesses Minneapolis Star Tribune / H. J. Cummins

G-7 Commit to `All Necessary Steps' to Stem Meltdown Bloomberg / Simon Kennedy

Bush Pledges 'Serious Global Response' to Economic Crisis Washington Post / Steven Mufson, Glenn Kessler and Dan Eggen

Morgan Gets Slammed On continued Debt Jitters NY Post / Mark DeCambre

GM in Preliminary Talks With Chrysler, Person Says Bloomberg / Jeff Green

Dow down again, caps off worst week since 1914 Newsday / Carrie Mason-Draffen

U.S. Stocks Tumble, Sending S&P 500 to Worst Drop Since 1933 Bloomberg / Eric Martin

Gold, silver prices plummet as fear grip markets AP via Seattle Times / Stevenson Jacobs

£2.7 trillion wiped off the global value of shares as confidence collapses London Times / Gary Duncan

Sellers of Lehman’s Default Swaps Face Payout NY Times / Mary Williams Walsh

Lehman Brothers demise triggers huge default London Times / Tom Bawden and Suzy Jagger

Oil Closes Below $78 as Demand Forecast Is Cut NY Times / David Jolly

Global Anxiety Catches Up to Japan’s Economy NY Times / Martin Fackler


Can the stock market's bottom be predicted? Newsday / James Bernstein

Tighter credit card limits add to woes Miami Herald / Fred Tasker

Morgan Stanley and MUFG renegotiating pact Reuters / Joseph A. Giannone

Secondhand stores attracting new type of customers AP via Dallas Morning News

Earn More With TIPS Wall Street journal / Jane J. Kim

The Crisis Goes From Bad to Worse Wall Street Journal / Mark Gongloff

The Frugal Teenager, Ready or Not NY Times / Jan Hoffman

Economic signs pointing down Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

Bankruptcy financing gets pricier and more elusive Reuters / Caroline Humer

Slipping standard of living squeezes middle class Detroit Free Press / John Gallagher

Retail Sales Probably Fell in September: U.S. Economy Preview Bloomberg / Bob Willis

Doctor knows U.S. will recover Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Jack Markowitz

Across the Country, Fear About Savings, the Job Market and Retirement NY Times / Laura M. Holson

Mortgage Lending for Sellers Wall Street journal / Amy Hoak

Fed Board Stuck Inside a Bubble NY Post / John Crudele

Fed's Fisher Says All Options Weighed to End Crisis Bloomberg / Steve Matthews and Scott Lanman

Bond funds mostly in the red LA Times / Tom Petruno

Oil Is a Bright Spot Amid Turmoil Wall Street Journal / Kelli B. Grant

IMF warns that markets could collapse by another 20% London Times / David Smith and Dominic Rushe

Grinch Strikes Retail NY Post / Catherine Curan

Those Who Know History May See a Time to Invest NY Times / Alex Berenson

For stocks, high anxiety still rules Reuters via Washington Post / Leah Schnurr

Dumb, Dumber and Hummer Forbes / Jerry Flint

G.M. Said to Seek Merger With Ford Before Chrysler NY Times / Bill Vlasic

Amid the Gloom, an E-Commerce War NY Times / Brad Stone

As Larger Banks Crumble, Local Firms See Rush Washington Post / Brigid Schulte

What to expect with Wells-Wachovia merger San Francisco Chronicle / James Temple,Victoria Colliver

Learning the hard way about FDIC insurance San Francisco Chronicle / Carolyn Said

Pound 'will keep falling' London Times

UK: The crash of 2008: now the pain sets in London Times / David Smith, Andrew Stone and Danny Fortson



Middle class is mired in debt Detroit Free Press / John Gallagher

Do Ex-Wall Streeters Make Good Entrepreneurs? Forbes / Melanie Lindner

Is the Stock Market Crash Over? Wall Street Window via Safehaven / Michael Swanson

Intel, Microsoft Squeezed by $170 Billion Budget Cuts Bloomberg / Ian King and Katie Hoffmann

Fed Releases Flood of Dollars, Market Rates Fall Bloomberg / John Fraher and Simon Kennedy

California, Under S&P Review, Seeks Notes to Avert Cash Crunch Bloomberg / Jeremy R. Cooke

Commodity Rout Far From Ended as Recession Approaches Bloomberg / Claudia Carpenter and Millie Munshi

Raging bulls CNN / Alexandra Twin

Dow soars 936 after major governments pledge to support the global banking system AP via Chicago Tribune / Tim Paradis

Wall St soars 11 pct on bank rescue, Morgan deal Reuters / Kristina Cooke

Nasdaq surges to second-best day on record Marketwatch / Benjamin Pimentel

U.S. Stocks Rally on Bank Plan; Dow Has Biggest Point Gain Ever Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton

Restaurants may change menus, hike prices in 2009 AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer / Lauren Shepherd

Oil prices rebound from 13-month low AP via Houston Chronicle / Stevenson Jacobs

We Are in the Second Inning of the EM Currency Sell-off Morgan Stanley / Stephen Jen and Spyros Andreopoulos

Pelosi: New stimulus to help middle class CNN

Balancing Defense and the Budget Washington Post / Dana Hedgpeth

Europe puts more on the line for banks than US AP via Houston Chronicle / Angela Charlton and Emma Vandore

A light at the end of the tunnel? The Economist

U.S. Treasury Futures Fall on Stock Rally, Bank Loan Guarantees Bloomberg / Lukanyo Mnyanda and Wes Goodman

The Dow Also Rises Forbes / Steve Schaefer

Stocks score big CNN / Alexandra Twin

Oil rebounds to $80 on bank rescue plan AP via Detroit News / George Jahn

Leaving America The Economist

Princeton University's Paul Krugman Wins Nobel Economics Prize Bloomberg / Simon Kennedy and Rich Miller

Fed's Hoenig: financial firms must lead on crisis Reuters

Federal Reserve and other central banks announce further measures to provide broad access to liquidity and funding to financial institutions Federal Reserve Board

Mortgage crisis has turned homeownership upside down Chicago Tribune / Rex W. Huppke

Monday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Dow jumps 400 in opening minutes AP via Chicago Tribune

Commodity Rout Far From Ended as Recession Approaches Bloomberg / Claudia Carpenter and Millie Munshi

Obama Ahead of McCain Nationally and in Some States, Polls Show Bloomberg / Nadine Elsibai

For Greenspan’s Wife, Covering the Financial Crisis Is on a Case-by-Case Basis NY Times / Brian Stelter

Margin Calls Prompt Sales, and Drive Shares Even Lower NY Times / Alex Berenson and Geraldine Fabrikant

Newspapers’ Web Revenue Is Stalling NY Times / Stephanie Clifford

Asian Stocks, U.S. Futures Advance as Governments Back Banks Bloomberg / Kyung Bok Cho and Eric Martin

Euro Rises Most in 3 Weeks as European Leaders Guarantee Banks Bloomberg / Stanley White and Candice Zachariahs

Goldman Sachs Lowers Crude Oil Price Forecasts for 2008, 2009 Bloomberg / Nesa Subrahmaniyan


The Financial System and the Economy Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco / Janet L. Yellen

Remarks by Chairman Bernanke at the President’s Working Group Market Stability Initiative Announcement Federal Reserve Board / Ben S. Bernanke

Review and Preview Morgan Stanley / Ted Wiseman

PIMCO to manage commercial paper fund: Fed Reuters

Treasury Plan - SIFMA Supports Multi-pronged Strategy SIFMA

Bernanke: 'Every Resource Brought to Bear' Dow Jones via

A Plan to Stabilize the Financial System Morgan Stanley / Richard Berner, Betsy Graseck, CFA & David Greenlaw

Former Fed chief says U.S. now in recession Reuters

Business Conditions: Pointing to a Deeper Recession Morgan Stanley / Richard Berner & David Cho

The Perfect Storm – Our Great Depression Lew Rockwell / Jim Quinn

Stocks struggle after spike CNN / Alexandra Twin

The youngster gets it The Economist

Turnaround or trap? La Times via Denver Post / Walter Hamilton

McCain rolls out new economic proposals Marketwatch / Robert Schroeder

Motorists may avoid gas-guzzling ways as fuel prices fall below $3 AP via Lansing State Journal

Oil prices seesaw as financial markets calm down AP via Houston Chronicle

Long Bond' Favored as Investors See Waning Inflation Bloomberg / Wes Goodman and Anchalee Worrachate

Treasuries Fall as U.S. Bank-Rescue Plan Boosts Risk Appetite Bloomberg / Dakin Campbell and Lukanyo Mnyanda

VIX Index of U.S. Options Declines Below 50 as U.S. Aids Banks Bloomberg / Jeff Kearns

Tuesday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

U.S. Stocks Gain on Government Plan to Buy Stakes in Banks Bloomberg / Lynn Thomasson

Linens 'n Things to liquidate remaining stores Reuters via Washington Post / Chelsea Emery

Domino's Pizza profit misses view; shares dive Reuters via Washington Post / Aarthi Sivaraman

U.S. Auto Sales Rate May Skid to Lowest Since 1983 Bloomberg / Greg Bensinger

Gold falls for 4th day on reduced safe-haven buying Marketwatch / Moming Zhou

A Big Mack attack NY Post / Mark DeCambre

Administration buying some bank shares, raising insurance coverage, to steady faltering market AP via Chicago Tribune / Martin Crutsinger

U.S. pulls the trigger CNN / Chris Isidore

Loonie leaps, then reverses course Globe and Mail / John Partridge

Yen Extends Decline as Treasury Said to Invest in U.S. Banks Bloomberg / Stanley White and Ye Xie

Credit crisis driving global cooperation Christian Science Monitor / Peter Grier, Robert Marquand Mark Rice-Oxley


Economic Outlook Federal Reserve Board / Donald L. Kohn

No merry Christmas for eBay Fortune via CNN / Yi-Wyn Yen

Obama, McCain trade jabs in last debate Marketwatch / Robert Schroeder

There's No Debate: It's A Rut Forbes / Steve Schaefer

Realtors group expects more home price declines San Francisco Chronicle

Bond Investors See Lower Yields Amid Recession Risks Bloomberg / Sandra Hernandez

Munis Extend Slump; New York City, Pennsylvania Deals Advance Bloomberg / Jeremy R. Cooke

U.S. confronts possibility of long, deep recession AP via San Diego Union Tribune / Adam Geller

Economy Shrinking As Retail Sales Fall Most In Three Years Investors Business Daily / Brad Kelly

Mortgage Applications Increase In Latest MBA Weekly Survey Mortgage Bankers Association

Buckle Up -- We Haven't Reached Bottom Yet Washington Post / Steven Pearlstein

Markets tumble as recession fears trump bailout Reuters / Claudia Parsons

EBay Sees 1st Quarterly Sales Decline, Cuts Forecast Bloomberg / Beth Jinks

No buying before it's time Marketwatch

U.S. stocks swamped under wave of grim data Marketwatch / Kate Gibson and Nick Godt

Beige Book Federal Reserve Board

Asymmetric Expectation Effects of Regime Shifts in Monetary Policy pdf Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Bernanke Weighs Limiting Consolidation, Asset Bubbles Bloomberg / Craig Torres

Oil slips below $75 for first time since last year Bloomberg via Houston Chronicle

Stabilizing the Financial Markets and the Economy Federal Reserve Board / Ben S. Bernanke

Bernanke: No quick recovery CNN / Chris Isidore

Bernanke: Quick economic rebound not in cards AP via Dallas Morning News / Jeanine Aversa

Bernanke Says U.S. Economy Won't Rebound `Right Away' Bloomberg / Craig Torres

Interest-Rate Derivatives Signal Slow Thaw in Lending Freeze Bloomberg / Liz Capo McCormick

America catches up The Economist

Dow Below 9,000...Again Forbes / Steve Schaefer

Bright spot amid the gloom: Gas prices plummet Contra Costa Times / Janis Mara

Oil falls below $79 a barrel AP via Boston Herald

The greatest show on earth The Economist

Obama Widens Lead as Americans See `Serious' Crisis Bloomberg / Kristin Jensen and Heidi Przybyla

Fed official hints at recession CNN / Chris Isidore

Retail sales, inflation measure fall Reuters / Emily Kaiser

U.S. Retail Sales Slump 1.2%, Most in Three Years Bloomberg / Bob Willis

U.S. Producer Prices Fall in September; Core Rate Up Bloomberg / Timothy R. Homan

Wells Fargo profit falls 25 percent as credit weighs Reuters / Jonathan Stempel

Wednesday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

U.S. Stocks Drop as Retail Sales Slump Spurs Recession Concern Bloomberg / Lynn Thomasson

Another Great Depression? Forbes / Thomas Cooley

McCain May Have Last Chance to Overcome Economy in Final Debate Bloomberg / Hans Nichols