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Those bullish gold timers Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

Observations on Housing, Lending, and Foreclosure Prevention Federal Reserve Bank of Boston / Eric S. Rosengren

Muni Bonds Buoyed By Demand for California, New York City Deals Bloomberg / Jeremy R. Cooke

California Boosts Notes Sale; Yields Lure Individuals Bloomberg / Michael B. Marois

MI: State's jobless rate dips to 8.7 percent Lansing State Journal / Jeremy W. Steele

U.S. stocks soar after early slide on data Marketwatch / Kate Gibson

TV Guide sold for one dollar! NY Daily News

Google defies economy to beat forecasts; shares rise Reuters / Eric Auchard

Google Hits On The Bottom Line, Not On Top Forbes / Ruthie Ackerman

Stocks fight back CNN / Alexandra Twin

IBM 3Q profit jumps 20 pct AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer

Joe the Plumber,' Obama Tax-Plan Critic, Owes Taxes Bloomberg / Ryan J. Donmoyer

EU: Seeking an end to the madness The Economist

Where children are most likely to have a scrap The Economist

Foreign Buying of U.S. Assets Rose to Net $14 Billion in August Bloomberg / Rebecca Christie

Treasuries Pare Declines as Stocks Drop, U.S. Economy Slows Bloomberg / Sandra Hernandez

Fed's Stern: This credit crunch may be more severe than '90s Marketwatch / Greg Robb

Policy and The Economy In The Wake Of The Shock Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis / Gary H. Stern

October 2008 Business Outlook Survey Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Factories: Drop worst in 34 years CNN / David Goldman

Energy stocks resume their slide Marketwatch / Steve Gelsi

Assessing the Plan to Stabilize the Financial System Morgan Stanley / Richard Berner and David Greenlaw

Mortgage rates spike - biggest jump since '87 CNN / Les Christie

Witches' brew of conditions led to meltdown Dallas Morning News / Scott Burns

Paulson says economy facing a rough period AP via Houston Chronicle / Martin Crutusinger

UBS Detoxes Forbes / Vidya Ram

UK: When the Dust Settles Morgan Stanley / Joachim Fels

TREASURIES-Prices fall as credit conditions ease Reuters / Ellen Freilich

Consumer prices flat on cheaper energy Reuters

U.S. Industrial Production Fell 2.8%, Most Since 1974 Bloomberg / Shobhana Chandra

Federal Reserve Events Reuters

Fed's Warsh Sheds Lightweight Label, Takes Key Role in Rescues Bloomberg / Scott Lanman

Losing Las Vegas Shows How Americans Crap Out in Housing Casino Bloomberg / Daniel Taub and Dan Levy

Thursday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

U.S. Stocks Rebound as Inflation Subsides; Bank Shares Gain Bloomberg / Eric Martin

Asian Markets Bleed Heavily After U.S. Sales Gored Forbes / Tina Wang

The final presidential debate was the best by far The Economist

New stimulus package might be next in federal effort to gird economy LA Times via Baltimore Sun / Jim Puzzanghera and Richard Simon

As Consumers Keep Wallets Shut, Economic Outlook Dims NY Times / Michael M. Grynbaum

Rushing to see the apocalypse Marketwatch / David Callaway

Home Prices Seem Far From Bottom NY Times / Vikas Bajaj

Treasuries Are Little Changed as U.S. May Increase Debt Sales Bloomberg / Wes Goodman

Dollar gains as investors exit risky assets Reuters via Guardian / Shinichi Saoshiro

Oil Falls to 13-Month Low on Recession Concern, Equities Drop Bloomberg / Christian Schmollinger

Obama, McCain, and that darned deficit Christian Science Monitor

Why some blacks still might not vote for Obama Christian Science Monitor / Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Markets slump as the world prepares for long recession London Times / Suzy Jagge, Carl Mortished and Gráinne Gilmore

Nikkei slumps 10% as recession fears kick in Marketwatch / V. Phani Kumar

Asian Stocks Slump on Recession Concerns; Nikkei 225 Plunges Bloomberg / Patrick Rial and Ian Sayson

UK: Unemployment total may be more than 2 million by Christmas Guardian / Ashley Seager, Julia Kollewe and Nicholas Watt


Sectoral Reallocation and Unemployment Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Fed's Bullard: Emergency lending not inflationary Reuters

Buffett's "buy now" call gets lukewarm reception Reuters / Jonathan Stempel

How to outsmart a not-so-average bear Marketwatch / Jonathan Burton

The big bear The Economist

Mervyns to liquidate remaining stores LA Times / David Pierson and Tiffany Hsu

Has eBay hit its twilight? CNN / Emily Maltby

Stocks End Erratic Week With Solid 5-Day Gains Washington Post / Renae Merle

Stock indexes tally weekly gains, Dow up 4.8% from last Friday's close Marketwatch / Kate Gibson

OPEC left to its own devices Marketwatch / Jim Jelter

Barack Obama looks certain to flip the Hawkeye State The Economist

John McCain's last chance The Economist

Bush: It will take time to fix financial crisis AP via Detroit Free Press / Terence Hunt

California Saved by Mom, Pop as Rates `Choke' Issuers Bloomberg / Jeremy R. Cooke and William Selway

U.S. 10-Year Notes Post 2nd Weekly Loss as Debt Appeal Fades  Bloomberg / Sandra Hernandez

Stock Gyrations Roil Trading as U.S. Options Expire Bloomberg / Jeff Kearns

Buffett: I'm buying U.S. stocks AP via Denver Post

Trader's view: No one knows what to do AP via Denver Post / Joe Bel Bruno

It’s V-Oil-Atility NY Post / Paul Tharp

U.S. Economy: Sentiment Drops by Record; Housing Starts Decline Bloomberg / Shobhana Chandra and Bob Willis

Housing Starts Dwindle In September Forbes / Lisa LaMotta

Tense times in Hollywood's dream factory Fortune via CNN / Richard Siklos

Bankers' Bedrooms Get Starring Role in Credit Crunch Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

Treasury debt has room to rally in recession Marketwatch / Deborah Levine

Junk bond spreads hit record high Globe and Mail / Andrew Willis

Bond Trading, Not Bailout, Is How to Rescue Banks Bloomberg / Sandy Lewis

Housing starts fall to 17-1/2 year low Reuters

In a bad economy, many rediscover the value meal Chicago Tribune / Mike Hughlett

Costs drive down trips to doctor Chicago Tribune / Bruce Japsen

The dark side of lower prices CNN / Chris Isidore

Gold falls for seventh day on funds liquidation Marketwatch / Moming Zhou

Lehman Executives Including Fuld Subpoenaed, New York Post Says Bloomberg / Joe Sabo

Friday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Warren Buffett Says Now Is the Right Time to Buy U.S. Equities Bloomberg / Alan Purkiss

Rate Cuts, Fiscal Stimulus Needed to Fight Slump Bloomberg / John M. Berry

As Credit Tightens, Companies Curtail Spending, Expansion Washington Post / Steven Mufson

Misery loves company at Realtors expo LA Times / Diane Wedner

FL: Too many houses, too few people to fill 'em St. Petersburg Times / James Thorner

Treasuries Rise Before Report That May Say Housing Starts Fell Bloomberg

The Stock Market Bubble Lew Rockwell / Bill Trench

States warned to prep for election glitches / Pauline Vu

Social Security Benefits to Rise 5.8% Washington Post / Michael S. Rosenwald

Crude Oil Rebounds From 13-Month Low as OPEC May Cut Production Bloomberg / Nesa Subrahmaniyan and Christian Schmollinger

Dollar up after choppy trades on safety demand Reuters via Guardian

Financial Architecture Daily Standard / Irwin M. Stelzer

Bond Default Risk Declines on Interbank Rates, U.S. Stock Rally Bloomberg / Patricia Kuo

In Downturn, Families Strain to Pay Tuition NY Times / Jonathan D. Glater

Oil Prices Slip Below $70 a Barrel NY Times / Jad Mouawad

Dollar Falls on Concern Credit Crisis Will Hurt Economic Growth Bloomberg / Ron Harui

Asian Stocks Advance as Money Market Rates Fall; Honda Rises Bloomberg / Patrick Rial


Lipstick on Bernanke's Pig Lew Rockwell / Gary North

Recession could hit South Florida hard Miami Herald / Scott Andron

PA: Officials warn of coming rise in foreclosures Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Karamagi Rujumba

Gas prices fall below $3 CNN

Oil discovery could put Cuba in big league Marketwatch / Kim Hjelmgaard

Retailers uncertain how to market goods in hard times Allentown Morning Call / Ashley M. Heher

It's tough being a hedge fund manager Marketwatch / Craig Tolliver

Worries grow as GM-Chrysler talks gain momentum AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer / Tom Krisher

Internet firms react fast to avert implosion San Francisco Chronicle / Verne Kopytoff

Bad Markets, Good Bargains NY Post / Paul Tharp

Some investors grow leery of stocks in grim market AP via Washington Post / Dave Carpenter

U.S. Stocks' Roller-Coaster Week Gives Dow Best Gain Since 2003 Bloomberg / Lynn Thomasson

In swing states, McCain and Obama spar over taxes AP via Washington Post / David Espo

Obama Holds National Lead as McCain Edges Higher, Polls Show Bloomberg / Demian McLean

Bush Says He'll Host Summit Soon on Financial Crisis Bloomberg / Roger Runningen and Gregory Viscusi

Next treasury boss will feel power - and stress AP via Houston Chronicle / Tom Raum

Still True: Live Within Your Means NY Times / M. P. Dunleavey

Helping Mid-Tier Buyers Into More Affordable Loans Washington Post / Dina ElBoghdady

Government’s Leap Into Banking Has Its Perils NY Times / Steve Lohr

Obama's Fundraising Is More Than a Match for Republican Party Bloomberg / Jonathan D. Salant

Bush Struggles to Be Heard in Economic Crisis NY Times / Sheryl Gay Stolberg

Asia Stocks Rise for First Week in Seven on Government Measures Bloomberg / Chua Kong Ho

Russia: Empires Built on Debt Start to Crumble NY Times / Andrew E. Kramer



Sales at risk if retailers slash holiday hires Reuters / Nicole Maestri

UK: Worst slump since Great Depression Telegraph / Edmund Conway

Stocks look for bottom AP via CNN

Investors remain nervous even as 3Q profits emerge AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer

Credit-Default Swaps Should Be Regulated, Cox Writes in NYT Bloomberg / Thom Weidlich

VP candidate Palin introduces 'Ed the Dairyman' AP via San Francisco Chronicle / Tim Korte

Freddie Mac's stealth campaign AP via globe and Mail / Pete Yost

White House adviser says parts of U.S. in recession Reuters

Euro's appeal grows amid financial crisis Globe and Mail / Karl Ritter

ECB says will do what it takes; S. Korea adds $130 billion Reuters / Ros Krasny and Anna Willard

UK economy 'already in recession' BBC News

ECB's Trichet `Convinced' IMF's Strauss-Kahn Didn't Abuse Power Bloomberg / Anne-Sylvaine Chassany

A Hemline Index, Updated NY Times / Tamar Lewin

Leading Index Probably Fell in September: U.S. Economy Preview Bloomberg / Timothy R. Homan

Existing-home sales expected to hold up again Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

Firms must now pay up credit swaps Boston Herald / Jay Fitzgerald

Fed official peers into crystal ball The Reporter / Laurie Ritger

Can a President Tame the Business Cycle? NY Times / Kevin Quealy

Endorsement ends drought for Democrats Chicago Tribune / Phil Rosenthal

Financial Rescues Can Set Off New Problems Washington Post / Peter Whoriskey and Zachary A. Goldfarb

Why This Storm May Stay Away From Apple NY Times / Randall Stross

In This Market, Dividends Look Great Wall Street Journal / Gregory Zuckerman

Retirement savings rules adjusted over time New additions to the five-year plan Chicago Tribune / Janet Kidd Stewart

Bankrupt Calif. City May Be a Harbinger Washington Post / Karl Vick

Busy times for the Repo Man Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Cristina Rouvalis

UK: Retailers fear worst Christmas for a generation Independent / Jesse Loncraine

UK: Banks may be safe, but what about us? Guardian – Observer / Heather StewartSuddenly, Europe Looks Pretty Smart

Suddenly, Europe Looks Pretty Smart NY Times / Nelson D. Schwartz

Spending Surge Pushing Deficit Toward $1 Trillion Washington Post / Lori Montgomery and Dan Eggen

How Gordon Brown took the credit for his sidekick’s rescue plan London Times / Francis Elliott and David Wighton


To drill or not to drill: issue for states / Daniel C. Vock

Brokerage House Blues Forbes / Joshua Lipton

Netflix 3Q profit rises 30 pct as economy darkens AP via San Francisco Chronicle / Michael Liedtke

Just what the doctor ordered Marketwatch / Irwin Kellner

Fed's Lockhart: growth weak, inflation easing Reuters / Alister Bull

Strategic Risk Management in an Interconnected World Federal Reserve Board / Randall S. Kroszner

Atlanta's Fate in the Current Financial Crisis Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta / Dennis P. Lockhart

Fed commercial paper plan impact seen muted-panels Reuters / Al Yoon

Consumers face challenges: Fed's Kroszner Reuters / Ros Krasny

FL: Condo foreclosures inundate West Palm Beach Post / Jeff Ostrowski

America's Next Foreclosure Capitals Forbes / Matt Woolsey

Wells Fargo's Push East Slowed by Wachovia Defections Bloomberg / David Mildenberg and Ari Levy

Stocks Will Bottom Well Before Economy Ciovacco Capital Management / Chris Ciovacco

Sun Eclipsed By Poor Results—Again Forbes / Andy Greenberg

Stocks finish with a flourish CNN / Alexandra Twin

Who is the most long-winded presidential candidate? The Economist

Here comes stimulus - question is how CNN / Jeanne Sahadi

Bush Says Americans' Concern Over Financial Crisis Now Easing Bloomberg / Holly Rosenkrantz

World jobless 'to add 20 million' BBC News

Turmoil May Make Americans Savers, Worsening `Nasty' Recession Bloomberg / Rich Miller

Bush Needs to Send in Reinforcements to the Fed Bloomberg / Kevin Hassett

Bernanke Backs More Stimulus, Citing `Weak' Outlook Bloomberg / Scott


Bernanke: It's time for stimulus plan CNN / Chris Isidore

U.S. Three-Month Bill Rates Increase as Demand for Haven Wanes Bloomberg / Dakin Campbell

IL: The view from foreclosure court Chicago Tribune / Azam Ahmed

Southern California Home Sales Rise 65% on Foreclosure Prices Bloomberg / Daniel Taub

Marc Faber Says Oversold Stocks May Rally, Won't Make New Highs Bloomberg / Eric Martin and Rhonda Schaffler

De Facto Dollar Zone versus De Facto Euro Zone Morgan Stanley / Stephen Jen and Spyros Andreopoulos

The EM Currency Storm Moves to Eastern Europe Morgan Stanley / Stephen Jen, Spyros Andreopoulos and Ronny Rehn

Dollar Hoarding Fuels Won, Rupee, Real Drop on Losses Bloomberg / Kim Kyoungwha and Wes Goodman

Internet, Cellphones May Strengthen Family Unit, Study Finds Washington Post / Donna St. George

The ECB Has Cut by 50bp, and Could Do More Soon Morgan Stanley / Elga Bartsch

Economic outlook and financial markets Federal Reserve Board / Ben S. Bernanke

Bernanke says another stimulus plan may be warranted Reuters

Bernanke hints at rate cut; Wall Street surges AP via Washington Post / Jeannine Aversa

Deflation fears surface, putting Fed on alert Reuters / Alister Bull

Monday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

The Great Depression - how close are we? San Francisco Chronicle / Carolyn Said

Surprise increase in leading indicators CNN / Ben Rooney

Leading Economic Indicators in U.S. Unexpectedly Rise Bloomberg / Timothy R. Homan

Gasoline prices tumble despite likely OPEC cuts AP via Washington Post / Stevenson Jacobs

Counting Clicks: Now A Mainstay Washington Post / Kim Hart

Palin Earns SNL Biggest Ratings Ever NY Post

Obama opens 6-point lead over McCain Reuters / John Whitesides

Facing Shortfalls, Calling In Old Debts Washington Post / Thomas Heath

Eyes Turn to the Fear Index NY Times / Michael M. Grynbaum

`Broken' TIPS Cheapest U.S. Debt as Inflation Slows Bloomberg / Dakin Campbell

Unregulated Market Faces Test as Corporate Defaults Pile Up Washington Post / Heather Landy

A financial new world order? Christian Science Monitor / Howard LaFranchi

Obama Assembles U.S.'s `Largest Law Firm' to Monitor Election Bloomberg / James Rowley

Deficit Rises, and Consensus Is to Let It Grow NY Times / Louis Uchitelle and Robert Pear

OPEC Plans Supply Cut as Crude Oil Heads Toward $50 Bloomberg / Grant Smith and Margot Habiby

China's Economy Grows 9%, Slowest Pace in Five Years Bloomberg / Kevin Hamlin and Li Yanping

Treasuries Fall as Government Bank Guarantees Boost Confidence Bloomberg / Ron Harui

Crude Oil Rises a Second Day as OPEC Is Poised to Reduce Output Bloomberg / Nesa Subrahmaniyan and Gavin Evans

South Korea Pledges $130 Billion to Aid Banks, Market Bloomberg / Kyung Bok Cho and William Sim


Job losses could fuel foreclosure problem Marketwatch / Amy Hoak

Shape of the Recovery - "V" or "U" Northern Trust via Safehaven / Paul Kasriel

Anatomy of a bottom Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

Obama focuses on economy in Florida Reuters via Washington Post / Deborah Charles

Profit Views Darken As Firms See Fallout From Banking Crisis Investors Business Daily / Vance Cariaga

"Under water" mortgages are growing threat to U.S. Reuters / Tom Brown

Rich Cheat More On Taxes, New Study Shows Forbes / Janet Novack

UK: Factory gloom 'worst since 1980' BBC News

Regional banks' results hurt by credit crisis Reuters / Jonathan Stempel

Careful Investors Can Find Great Deals in Munis / James B. Stewart

Apple profit rises 26% as iPod, Mac sales jump Marketwatch / Rex Crum

Yahoo profit drops, announces job cuts Reuters

DuPont 3Q profit falls on charges, cuts 2008 view AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer / Randall Chase

Monthly job losses cut across 41 states CNN / Lara Moscrip

Oil falls below $71 as dollar gains against euro AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer / Stevenson Jacobs

Where the gap between rich and poor is the greatest The Economist

Review and Preview Morgan Stanley / Ted Wieseman

U.S. Treasuries Gain as Bank Profits Fall, Rate-Cut Bets Rise Bloomberg / Dakin Campbell and Cordell Eddings

Gap growing between rich and poor AP via MSNBC

S&P 500 Dividends to Fall Most Since '58 This Quarter, S&P Says Bloomberg / Lynn Thomasson

Tuesday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

U.S. Stocks Retreat on Earnings; Texas Instruments, Sun Tumble Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton

Wall Street pulls back after big rally as investors watch earnings credit markets AP via Chicago Tribune / Joe Bel Bruno

FL: Jobs that drive bay area are in most vulnerable sectors St. Petersburg Times / Robert Trigaux

Yen Rises to Three-Year High on Bets Central Banks to Cut Rates Bloomberg / Ye Xie and Agnes Lovasz

Fed Sets Up New Program to Buy Money-Fund Assets Bloomberg / Craig Torres

Bet on `Sports-Crazed Wall Streeters' Turns Bitter Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

Just wait till the shoe drops on business loans Globe and Mail / Derek DeCloet

Velocity And The V-Shaped Recovery Forbes / Brian S. Wesbury and Robert Stein

CO: Cheaper homes move in metro area Denver Post / Margaret Jackson

U.S. Stocks Retreat; Texas Instruments, Commodity Shares Drop Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton

Wireless Merger Threatens Competition, Groups Tell FCC Washington Post / Cecilia Kang

Gold falls 2% as dollar strengthens Marketwatch / Nick Godt & Moming Zhou

Oil tops $74, Opec-style gas cartel possible AP via CNN

Copper Tumbles Below $2 a Pound to Lowest Since December 2005 Bloomberg / Millie Munshi

Let’s see if we can have a stimulating stimulus plan NY Post / John Crudele

Obama, McCain Battle for Florida as Hispanics Warm to Democrats Bloomberg / Indira A.R. Lakshmanan

Loonie falls more than a cent Globe and Mail / John Partridge

Bank of Canada trims its key rate, flags more cuts as economy sinks Globe and Mail / Heather Scoffield

Bernanke supports Democrats' stimulus plan for US economy Independent / Stephen Foley

U.S. Moves Toward Fiscal Stimulus After Bernanke, Bush Shifts Bloomberg / Ryan J. Donmoyer and Scott Lanman

Understanding Recession Lew Rockwell / Michael S. Rozeff

3 Agencies Vie for Oversight of Swaps Market Washington Post / David Cho and Zachary A. Goldfarb

Treasury Bills Fall as Asian Stock Gains Cut Demand for Safety Bloomberg / Wes Goodman

The Wildest Ride Washington Post / Renae Merle

Asian Stocks Advance, Led by Honda; Woodside Climbs on Oil Bloomberg / Patrick Rial

Crude Oil Rises a Third Day as OPEC Is Poised to Cut Production Bloomberg / Nesa Subrahmaniyan

UK: Confidence at record low as slump looms Guardian / Ashley Seager and Allegra Stratton

Britain to spend its way out of trouble as borrowing soars Independent / Jeremy Warner



How Capitalism Will Save Us Forbes / Steve Forbes

For some, the Great Depression seems like yesterday USA Today / Kathleen Gray and Marisol Bello

Mass. foreclosures soar in September Boston Herald / Paul Restuccia

Tough times ahead for Silicon Valley? Christian Science monitor / Jeremy Kutner

Pound suffers biggest fall since Black Wednesday Telegraph / Edmund Conway

Muni Bonds Jump Most in More Than 8 Years Amid Yield `Grab' Bloomberg / Jeremy R. Cooke

Volatile Mortgage Rates to Persist Until Year-End, Analyst Says Bloomberg / Alexis Leondis

Dow sinks 514 on louder warnings of a recession AP via Washington Post / Ellen Simon

Stocks tumble on worries about earnings forecasts AP via Miami Herald / Tim Paradis

Gold's New 14-Year High Bullion Vault via Safehaven / Adrian Ash

OPEC Risks Split on Cuts as Economies Reel, Oil Drops Bloomberg / Grant Smith and Margot Habiby

Volcker Says U.S. in Midst of `Unprecedented' Financial Crisis Bloomberg / Anthony Massucci

NY: Employment in the New York-New Jersey Region: 2008 Review and Outlook Federal Reserve Bank of New York

The U.S. Trade Deficit Is Set to Shrink: That's a Good Thing... Right? Pimco / Richard H. Clarida

Frozen credit markets are coming back to life The Economist

Credit markets get breathing room CNN / Ben Rooney

Amazon sees weak holiday sales, shares fall 14 percent Reuters / Alexandria Sage

U.S. Stocks Tumble, S&P 500 Drops to Lowest Level Since 2003 Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton

Oil prices are falling but airlines still have much to worry about The Economist

Wednesday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Treasuries Rise as Global Slowdown Outlook Fuels Safety Demand Bloomberg / Dakin Campbell and Cordell Eddings

Oil slides below $67 on strong dollar, flush supply AP via Houston Chronicle

China: Sharper-than-Expected Slowdown in 3Q08 on Destocking Morgan Stanley / Qing Wang, Denise Yam, CFA & Katherine Tai

U.S. Stock-Index Futures Fall; Wachovia, Exxon Shares Drop Bloomberg / Adria Cimino and Elizabeth Stanton

Mortgage applications fall 16.6 pct Reuters / Lynn Adler

Wachovia suffers nearly $24 billion loss CNN / David Ellis

Boeing profit falls on strike; no new outlook Reuters

Obama Leads McCain by at Least 10 Points in Two National Polls Bloomberg / Michael Forsythe

Crude Oil Falls to 15-Month Low on Weakening Demand for Fuels Bloomberg / Mark Shenk

Gold falls as dollar continues to strengthening Marketwatch / Moming Zhou

Loonie dives under 80 U.S. cents Globe and Mail / John Partridge

Four More Years! Lew Rockwell / Anthony Gregory

WA: Even in Resilient Seattle, Office Vacancy Rate Is Rising NY Times / Kristina Shevory

NYMEX crude falls more than $2 on demand worries Reuters via Guardian

OPEC Ponders Choices as Oil Prices Plummet NY Times / Jad Mouawad

Dollar hits 21-month peak on global economic woes Reuters via Guardian

Some Cut Back on Prescription Drugs in Sour Economy NY Times / Stephanie Saul

UBS, Merrill Said to Ask Asia Bankers to Fly Economy Bloomberg / Cathy Chan

The other side of the trade: bear trap Marketwatch / Todd Harrison

Lifeline for Automakers Dangles Just Out of Reach Washington Post / Kendra Marr and Lori Montgomery

Asian Stocks Drop on Growth Concerns, Commodities; NEC Declines Bloomberg / Patrick Rial and Satoshi Kawano

U.S. 10-Year Yields Near Two-Week Low as Asian Stocks Decline Bloomberg / Wes Goodman

UK: Young and trendy laugh in face of high street gloom London Times / Marcus Leroux and Steve Hawkes

UK: Mervyn King warns of Britain's 'long march' out of recession London Times / Gary Duncan


Foreclosure prevention efforts and market stability Federal Reserve Board / Elizabeth A. Duke

How low are P/E ratios? Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

The dollar is dandy again ... Now what? Reuters / Nick Zieminski

What's so great about bonds? They aren't stocks USA Today / John Waggoner

Pimco's McCulley Says Libor-OIS Best Gauge of Credit Bloomberg / Kathleen Hays and Michael J. Moore

Steady Drumbeat of Layoffs Grows Louder / Stephen Taub

Self-Employed Forecaster Tops Big Banks With U.S. Housing Call Bloomberg / Bob Willis

CA: Default filings for home loans down as new law kicks in San Diego Union Tribune / Emmet Pierce

Five reasons to buy Yahoo stock Fortune via CNN / Adam Lashinsky

Obama Holds Lead as Some Polls Show Race Tightening Bloomberg / Catherine Dodge and Christopher Stern

Gas prices may be go as low as $2.50 a gallon by the holidays, experts say Contra Costa Times / Janis Mara

Thirty-Year Swap Rate Drops Below Treasury Yield Bloomberg / Liz Capo McCormick

Into the storm The Economist

Russian default risk tops Iceland as crisis deepens Telegraph / Ambrose Evans-Pritchard

Global Recession Concerns Prompt Governments to Act Bloomberg / Simon Kennedy

Do Global Financial Assistance Plans Menace Inflation and Sovereign Debt? Morgan Stanley / Richard Berner and David Greenlaw

Greenspan: 'Crisis Broader Than Anything I Could Have Imagined' Washington Post / Howard Schneider

Greenspan Concedes to `Flaw' in His Market Ideology Bloomberg / Scott Lanman and Steve Matthews

Treasurys resume safe-haven status Marketwatch / Deborah Levine

Credit Rating Analysts Created Subprime Mess NY Post / Paul Tharp

FDIC May Guarantee Some Home Loans Washington Post / Peter Whoriskey and Kim Hart

Oil rises on expected OPEC cut CNN / Kenneth Musante

U.S. Stocks Decline on Foreclosures, Amazon's Sales Forecast Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton

GM to begin layoffs, cuts at year's end Detroit Free Press / Katie Merx

Dow Chemical profit rises 6 percent in 3Q AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer / James Prichard

White House Expects `Tough' GDP Numbers Next Week Bloomberg / Holly Rosenkrantz and Roger Runningen

Obama's earnest army The Economist

The tat factor The Economist

Free Spending AIG Hires High-Priced P.R. Firm NY Post / John Crudele

Janus cutting 9 percent, 110 jobs Denver Post / Aldo Svaldi

Goldman Sachs said to cut 10 percent of work force AP via Denver Post / Stephen Bernard

Company Bond Risk Surges to Record on Argentina Default Concern Bloomberg / Abigail Moses and Shannon D. Harrington

Foreclosures up 21 percent from year ago Reuters / Ilaina Jonas

Greenspan: It's a 'credit tsunami' CNN / Aaron Smith

Gold tumbles to below $700 as fund sale continues Marketwatch / Moming Zhou

Thursday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Stocks open higher after plunging a day earlier AP via Chicago Tribune / Stevenson Jacobs

Turmoil pushes traders to edge Chicago Tribune / Joshua Boak

Beyond write-downs Marketwatch / David Weidner

Bernanke May Seek New Ways to Ease Credit as Fed Rate Nears 1% Bloomberg / Craig Torres

Job Losses Accelerate, Signaling Deeper Distress Washington Post / Neil Irwin and Michael S. Rosenwald

After the House Is Gone NY Times / Julie Scelfo

Long Island Prices Fall as Housing Slump Extends Suburban Grip Bloomberg / Sharon L. Lynch

If you are day trading, you have to act quickly USA Today / Matt Krantz

Bottom may be in sight Marketwatch / Peter Brimelow and Edwin S. Rubenstein

Struggling to Keep Up as the Crisis Raced On NY Times / Joe Nocera and Edmund L. Andrews

Agency Says Small Businesses Get Close to a Quarter of U.S. Contracts NY Times / Elizabeth Olson

Gold's recent slump bewilders investors Marketwatch / Moming Zhou

Hedge Funds’ Steep Fall Sends Investors Fleeing NY Times / Louise Story

Taiwan: Jobless rate hits four-year high Taipei Times / Crystal Hsu

U.S. Notes Little Changed, Snap Gain Before Supply Announcement Bloomberg / Wes Goodman

Asian Stocks Drop as Commodities Prices Slump; Posco, BHP Fall Bloomberg / Patrick Rial and Masaki Kondo

Euro Falls to Lowest Since 2003 Against Yen as Stocks Plunge Bloomberg / Ron Harui and Stanley White

New Zealand Cuts Key Rate By 100 Basis Points to 6.5% Bloomberg / Tracy Withers

Japan Exports Rise Less Than Expected on Market Woes Bloomberg / Jason Clenfield


What Is Liquidity Risk? Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Your Bare Brain, Your Bear Market Forbes / Michael Maiello

How electronic trading has added to market's volatility Philadelphia Inquirer via Mercury News / Chris Mondics

Why Traditional Recession Tactics Are Doomed To Fail This Time Business Week / Umair Haque

Alan Greenspan, ''Savant Idiot'' Forbes / Michael M. Thomas

Throwing the bathroom sink at the economy CNN / Chris Isidore

McCain says Americans can't keep 'hoping for our luck to change' Rocky Mountain News / Sara Burnett

Tough transition for new prez CNN / Tami Luhby

Obama Builds Lead Over McCain Nationally and in Battlegrounds Bloomberg / Christopher Stern

U.S. stock meltdown has Nasdaq Composite off 9.3% for week Marketwatch / Kate Gibson

Bad Wall Street Could Have Been Worse Forbes / Ruthie Ackerman

No curbs on Wall Street pay despite meltdown AP via Houston Chronicle / Rachel Beck and Joe Bel Bruno

Credit markets see signs of squeeze again AP via Houston Chronicle

Treasury 10-Year Notes Gain for Week as Credit Turmoil Spreads Bloomberg / Sandra Hernandez and Cordell Eddings

Out of Control' CEOs Spurned Davos Warnings on Risk Bloomberg / A. Craig Copetas

Banking Faces New Wave Of Consolidation Forbes / Liz Moyer

Depressed economy wallops states / Pamela M. Prah

Fed heads toward uncharted territory CNN / Chris Isidore

The Art of Spinning NY Post / John Crudele

Now He Tells Us NY Post / Paul Tharp

Of Fairness and Unfairness in the Bond Market Morgan Stanley / Joachim Fels and Manoj Pradhan

Gold reverses losses on speculation it's oversold Marketwatch / Moming Zhou

Home sales gain biggest since July 2003 Reuters / Patrick Rucker

FL: Palm Beach County median home price fell below $300,000 in September Palm Beach Post / Jeff Ostrowski

Friday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Stockmarkets plunge as evidence emerges of worsening economic conditions The Economist

Treasurys soar on safe-haven buying as stocks dive Marketwatch / Deborah Levine

U.S. 30-Year Yield Drops to Lowest Since Regular Sales Began Bloomberg / Bo Nielsen and Wes Goodman

Oil trades below $63 despite OPEC output cut AP via Houston Chronicle

Stocks plunge: 'The market wants to liquidate everything' Globe and Mail / Steve Ladurantaye

Traders nervous .... very nervous CNN / Aaron Smith

Stocks Drop In U.S. Following Global Sell-Off Forbes / Carl Gutierrez

Wall Street starts with a thud CNN

Companies hunkering down for long recession Washington Post via Chicago Tribune / Thomas Heath

U.K. Pound Weakens Most Since at Least 1971 as Economy Shrinks Bloomberg / Kim-Mai Cutler

Yen Rises to 13-Year High Versus Dollar as Carry Trade Unwinds Bloomberg / Ye Xie and Agnes Lovasz

Power is shifting from the private sector to government, but capitalism will endure. Daily Standard / Irwin M. Stelzer

Sony Cuts Profit, Sales Forecast Washington Post / Mike Musgrove

OPEC Preparing Output Cut to Boost Prices After Slump Bloomberg / Ayesha Daya and Fred Pals

Yen Rises to 13-Year High Against Dollar as Carry Trades Cut Bloomberg / Stanley White

Treasury 10-Year Notes Head for Biggest Weekly Gain in a Decade Bloomberg / Wes Goodman

An Old Buzzword Is Back: Bargains NY Times / Stuart Elliott

Asian Stocks Decline on Economy, Earnings Concern; Sony Tumbles Bloomberg / Kyung Bok Cho and Patrick Rial

UK: Retail sales fall as clothing drops off shopping list London Times / Gary Duncan

Trouble Without Borders NY Times / Martin Fackler

South Korean Economy Grows at Weakest Pace in 4 Years Bloomberg / William Sim

Speculation for Bank of Japan Rate Cut Grows on Recession Fears Bloomberg / Mayumi Otsuma

ECB signals further interest rate cuts London Times / Suzy Jagger



From how high, to how low? Houston Chronicle / David Ivanovich

MN: Recession's sting in state may be deep, long-lasting Minneapolis Star Tribune / Mike Meyers

Treasury 30-Year Yield Drops to Record Amid Global Stock Slide Bloomberg / Daniel Kruger and Cordell Eddings

Dollar Gains Most Since 1992 on Concern Global Slump Deepening Bloomberg / Ye Xie

Ordinary Joes have mixed feelings on wealth AP via Seattle Times / Adam Geller

Democrats have the edge so far in early voting Miami Herald / Michael Vasquez, Adam H. Beasley and Jennifer Mooney Piedra

Beaches in U.S. Host Drug-Resistant Bacteria, Researchers Find Bloomberg / Elizabeth Lopatto

China's Wen calls for 'every means' against crisis AP via Houston Chronicle / Christopher Bodeen

U.S. stocks looking for the bottom Marketwatch / Nick Godt

U.S. Stocks Plunge, S&P 500 Heads for Worst Month Since 1938 Bloomberg / Nick Baker

How Low the Dow Must Go Before a Timeout Is Called Washington Post / Michael S. Rosenwald and Heather Landy

Nasdaq has suspended exchange delisting rules San Francisco Chronicle / Bernadette Tansey

McCain sows doubts on Obama in campaign end game Washington Post / Beth Fouhy

PNC buys National City Corp. Detroit Free Press / Mary Francis Masson

Takeover by PNC Heralds Fall of a Cleveland Institution Washington Post / Michael A. Fletcher

European Bonds Rise as Regional Services, Manufacturing Shrink Bloomberg / Andrew MacAskill

Canadian Dollar Falls for a Fourth Week; Government Bonds Gain Bloomberg / Chris Fournier

Hedge Fund Withdrawals Stress Market; Citadel Reassures Clients Bloomberg / Saijel Kishan and Katherine Burton

Britain plunges into a 'once in a lifetime crisis' Independent / Sean O’ Grady

Britain starts to pay the price for fifteen years of boom Independent / Jeremy Warner


Surveyed economists expect Fed to cut rates USA Today / Barbara Hagenbaugh and Barbara Hansen

Recession reality setting in slowly Reuters / Emily Kaiser

More weak data, hedge-fund selling seen this week AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer / Madlen Read

To sell or not to sell Marketwatch / Jonathan Burton

Look who pays for the bailout Fortune via CNN / Shawn Tully

Obama draws Mile High crowds Rocky Mountain News / Todd Hartman, Ed Sealover and Jerd Smith

OPEC may decrease production further AP via CNN

TV quickly spreads financial crisis Chicago Tribune / Andrew Leckey

Bankruptcy filings rising as economy goes south LA Times via Allentown Morning Call / David Lazarus

Silver lining for a tarnished market Marketwatch / John Spence

Shocked Union Securities via Safehaven / David Chapman

How Apple is gaining on Microsoft Fortune via CNN

McCain Says He's Closing Poll Gap Before Election Day Bloomberg / Jeff Bliss

Grim lessons to learn from bank rescues of the past Scotsman / Bill Jamieson

GDP Probably Contracted as Spending Fell: U.S. Economy Preview Bloomberg / Shobhana Chandra

GDP expected to show contraction Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

Spending Stalls and Businesses Slash U.S. Jobs NY Times / Louis Uchitelle

Upside Down on Their Homes but on Top of Their Debts Washington Post / Elizabeth Razzi

America joins UK on brink of recession Guardian – Observer / Heather Stewart and Richard Wachman

But Have We Learned Enough? NY Times / N. Gregory Mankiw

The Price of Optimism NY Times / David Leonhardt

Sick economy has patients skimping on medicine AP via Palm Beach Post / Lindsey Tanner and Linda A. Johnson

Mortgage lending seized up in '07 Cincinnati Enquirer / Gregory Korte

When To Jump Back In Marts NY Post / Terry Keenan

Back Away From the Bear Washington Post / Steven E. Levingston

You Don’t Always Know When the Sky Will Fall NY Times / Ben Stein

Shopped 'Til the Stocks Dropped Washington Post

GOP Candidates Warn Voters About Perils of One-Party Rule Washington Post / Shailagh Murray

Financial Meltdown Worsens Food Crisis Washington Post / Ariana Eunjung Cha and Stephanie McCrummen

UK recession is here to stay, experts warn Telegraph / Jonathan Sibun


Spending the Economy into Oblivion Texas Straight Talk via Safehaven / Ron Paul

Economic crisis forcing more retailers to liquidate MCT via Lansing State Journal / Sandra M. Jones

We have met the enemy and he is us Marketwatch / Irwin Kellner

As Banks Go Hungry, They Feast On Fees Forbes / Liz Moyer

How safe is that safe? Marketwatch / Gail Liberman and Alan Lavine

What the Fed's considering at its Oct. 28-29 meeting Reuters / Pedro Nicolaci da Costa

Pimco's Gross Calls Keycorp, Regions Debt `Slam Dunk' Bloomberg / Kathleen Hays and Sandra Hernandez

Parallels seen as 1929 crash anniversary nears AP via MSNBC

Majority of economists in survey back second stimulus USA Today / Barbara Hagenbaugh

Wall Street drops to 5-yr lows on economic fear Reuters / Kristina Cooke

Avis cuts 700 jobs and records $1 billion loss Reuters

Gains Extinguished On Wall Street Forbes / Steve Schaefer

The Chinese zodiac offers some faint hope for John McCain The Economist

212,000 borrowers avoid foreclosure in Sept. CNN / Les Christie

Chicago sings the travel blues Chicago Tribune / Kathy Bergen and Julie Johnsson

Municipal bonds: an investment with civic pride Christian Science Monitor / G. Jeffrey MacDonald

With wreckage piling up, Fed eyes another rate cut AP via Newsday / Jeannine Aversa

Feds' Moves Leave Traders Scratching Heads / Jonathan Hoenig

U.S. stocks pull ahead on rising new-home sales Marketwatch / Kate Gibson

Average U.S. retail gasoline price falls $1 in a month Marketwatch / Steve Gelsi

Gold rises for second day as slump draws buyers Marketwatch / Moming Zhou

Strong yen is everybody's problem CNN / Paul R. La Monica

My brother's a Republican, but I love him anyway Christian Science Monitor / Susan Johnston

Can an infrastructure overhaul boost the economy? Marketwatch / Russ Britt

Global Recession - An Economic Reality BoomBustBlog via Safehaven / Reggie Middleton

ECB could cut rates at next meeting – Trichet Reuters

U.S. New-Home Sales Unexpectedly Rise as Prices Drop Bloomberg / Bob Willis

Evil Wall Street Exports Boomed With `Fools' Born to Buy Debt Bloomberg / Mark Pittman

Bonds edge down as money market sentiment improves Reuters

Muni Market Set for Another $5 Billion Week After Record Rally Bloomberg / Jeremy R. Cooke

Wireless bolsters Verizon profit despite economy Reuters

Monday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Wall Street keeps dropping CNN

U.S. Stocks Drop on Concern Global Economic Slump Is Worsening Bloomberg / Lynn Thomasson

Oil sinks to 17-month low AP via CNN

Farm-Credit Squeeze May Cut Crops, Spur Food Crisis Bloomberg / Carlos Caminada, Shruti Singh

Dollar Regains Haven Status as Deutsche Bank Says Buy Bloomberg / Agnes Lovasz

Loonie poised to slide further: RBC Globe and Mail / Heather Scoffield

Treasuries Fall After Last Week's Rally as Japan Stocks Gain Bloomberg / Bob Chen

Businesses Go to Source Of Fast Cash Washington Post / Anita Huslin

Obama, McCain Face Most Pressure Since FDR to Speed Transition Bloomberg / John Brinsley and Edwin Chen

Forecasters Race to Call the Bottom to the Market NY Times / Michael M. Grynbaum

Newspapers hit by Web, worsening U.S. economy AP via Boston Herald

Asian Stocks Drop for Fourth Day, Led by Mitsubishi UFJ, Elpida Bloomberg / Kyung Bok Cho and Masaki Kondo

Japan Ready to Take Action in Currency Market Bloomberg / David Tweed

Yen Rises as Carry Trades Pared on Global Recession Concern Bloomberg / Stanley White

Australian Central Bank Intervenes as Currency Extends Declines Bloomberg / Garfield Reynolds

IMF pledges support for Ukraine and Hungary AP via Washington Post / Martin Crutsinger and Mike Eckel

Credit Crisis Slows Economy in Once-Hot Poland NY Times / Nicholas Kulish

Bank of Korea Cuts Key Rate a Record 75 Basis Points Bloomberg / William Sim and Seyoon Kim



Ups and downs in history of one-party rule Christian Science Monitor / Linda Feldmann

Recovering from bear markets Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

Wal-Mart scales back expansion in tough economy AP via Houston Chronicle / Anne D’Innocenzio

Corporate bond rates keep rising, portend defaults AP via San Diego Union Tribune / Madlen Read

Fed expected to lower interest rates tomorrow Marketwatch / Greg Robb

Oil falls below $63 before US inventory report AP via Minneapolis Star Tribune

Fed Spurs Record Surge in Longer-Term Commercial Paper Issuance Bloomberg / Bryan Keogh

Dow jumps above 9,000 on bargain hunting, rate hopes Reuters

Dow's 2nd best day ever CNN / Alexandra Twin

Dow jumps nearly 900 points as bargain hunters grab stocks in anticipation of a Fed rate cut AP via Orlando Sentinel / Tim Paradis

Market bets on steep rate cut as Fed meeting begins Reuters / Alister Bull

Christian Science Monitor to move to Web only AP via Chicago Tribune / Denise Lavoie

O'Neill: No more mortgages without down payment AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer / Jeffrey McMurray

Governor says NY fiscal woes are deepening AP via Newsday

Yen Drops Most Versus Dollar Since 1974; BOJ May Reduce Rates Bloomberg / Ye Xie and Daniel Kruger

House prices in America fall yet again The Economist

Review and Preview Morgan Stanley / Ted Wieseman

Fed Said to Set Deadline for Details on Clearing Swaps Trades Bloomberg / Matthew Leising

Tuesday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Microsoft unveils pre-beta version of Windows 7 Marketwatch / Wallace Witkowski

Have investors panicked and capitulated? Marketwatch / Robert Prechter Jr.

Treasury predicts huge government borrowing needs AP via Houston Chronicle / Martin Crutsinger

Gold falls 1% as stocks pare gains, dollar rises Marketwatch / Moming Zhou

Time for a reality check on the financial markets NY Post / John Crudele

Treasuries Fall as Government Readies Debt Sale, Stocks Rise Bloomberg / Dakin Campbell and Bo Nielsen

Collateral Damage of Meltdown Reaches Bonds at Polls Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

Lessons from Great Depression hold their value Dallas Morning News / Bob Moos

Consumer Confidence in U.S. Plunged to Record Low Bloomberg / Shobhana Chandra

Home prices see record plunge Reuters / Julie Haviv

World Is `Drowning in Oil' (Again) After Drought Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

U.S. Stocks Jump on Valuations; Alcoa, Barrick Gold Advance Bloomberg / Lynn Thomasson

October: The cruelest month for stocks Reuters / Aaron Smith

Why Ford Needs The GM-Chrysler Deal Done Forbes / Joann Muller

Behind but unbowed The Economist

America's Path To Euro-Taxes Forbes / Brian S. Wesbury and Robert Stein

Wednesday could make some loans cheaper than at any time since 2003 Christian Science Monitor / Ron Scherer

Can a Fed rate cut make credit flow? Christian Science Monitor / Ron Scherer

Regulate hedge funds now Marketwatch / David Weidner

Holiday spending tightens Detroit News / Jaclyn Trop

Foreclosures Open Door To Disorder Washington Post / Nick Miroff

PA: Dip in jobless rate here may be shortlived Pittsburgh Post Gazette / David Guo

How to Control a Currency Panic NY Times / Edward Hadas and Hugo Dixon

Pound in free fall and traders say there’s no way to stop the plunge London Times / Helen Power

Central Banks Slashing Rates As Investors Flee Washington Post / Anthony Faiola and Neil Irwin

Bank of England Says Global Downturn Poses U.K. Stability Risk Bloomberg / Jennifer Ryan and Brian Swint

Europe Faces `Huge Threat' as Emerging-Market Partners Slide Bloomberg / Simon Kennedy

Treasuries Fall Before U.S. Sells $34 Billion in Two-Year Notes Bloomberg / Wes Goodman

Asian Stocks Decline for Fifth Day; Mitsubishi UFJ Leads Drop Bloomberg / Chen Shiyin and Patrick Rial

Euro Slides to 2-Year Low on Rate Outlook, Recession Concern Bloomberg / Ron Harui


Don't Rely on Credit Ratings Alone

Approaching zero The Economist

2020 Vision Forbes / Janet Novack

More women are finding seats in Congress The Economist

Polls show race tightening, but what does it mean? Marketwatch / Russ Britt

Stocks succumb to bleak Fed outlook CNN / Alexandra Twin

Fed Cut Won't Help Lending Much Forbes / Liz Moyer

Fed cuts rates half a point, is open for more Marketwatch / Greg Robb

FOMC statement Federal Reserve Board

Fed Cuts Rate to 1% to Avert Prolonged Recession Bloomberg / Craig Torres

It Was 79 Years Ago Today Forbes / Robert Lenzner

White House tells banks getting federal aid to quit hoarding money and start lending it AP via Chicago Tribune / Jennifer Loven

Government May Guarantee 3 Million Mortgages Washington Post / Peter Whoriskey, Zachary A. Goldfarb and Binyamin Appelbaum

Treasury, FDIC Said to Craft Plan to Curb Foreclosure Bloomberg / Alison Vekshin and Robert Schmidt

The Coming Deflation Scare Morgan Stanley / Richard Berner

Ballot items may bring more budget woes / John Gramlich

Crude futures jump more than 9% in afternoon trading Marketwatch / Myra P. Saefong

Gold jumps 3% as dollar falls ahead of Fed decision Marketwatch / Moming Zhou

Credit `Tsunami' Swamps Trade as Banks Curtail Loans Bloomberg / Michael Janofsky, Mark Drajem and Alaric Nightingale

Mortgage applications jump 17% on lower rates CNN / Les Christie

Stocks churn ahead of Fed CNN / Alexandra Twin

U.S. Stocks Swing Between Gains, Losses Before Fed Decision Bloomberg / Eric Martin

Office Depot takes 3Q loss on weak N.A. revenue AP via Washington Post / Ashley M. Heher

Bank bosses might profit by sharing in the pain Baltimore Sun / Jay Hancock

Legg Mason reports third straight quarterly loss Baltimore Sun / Hanah Cho

McCain, Obama and your tax bill CNN / Jeanne Sahadi

McCain Economic Plan a Winner, Even If He Loses Bloomberg / Amity Shlaes

Layaway back to lure customers Contra Costa Times / Eve Mitchell

Bonds bet rate cut won't help CNN / David Goldman

Moody's Profit Falls as Demand Slumps, Forecast Cut Bloomberg / Caroline Salas

Treasuries Rise on Bets Fed to Cut Target Rate to 1 Percent Bloomberg / Dakin Campbell and Bo Nielsen

The Fed's Balance Sheet Forbes / Bob McTeer

Fed May Cut Rate to 1%, Signal Steps to Save Economy Bloomberg / Steve Matthews

Gold surges 3% as stock rallies boost confidence Marketwatch / Moming Zhou

Crude rallies ahead of Fed decision, inventory data Marketwatch / Moming Zhou

Durable goods orders rise unexpectedly Reuters

Wednesday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Short Sellers Aren't Jackals, They're Bears, Fleckenstein Says Bloomberg / Kambiz Foroohar

Indexes Mixed In Early Trade Investors Business Daily / Vincent Mao

Sony reports 72 percent plunge in quarterly profit AP via Detroit News / Yuri Kageyama

Obama And Big Labor Forbes / Shikha Dalmia

Fed May Cut Rate to 1%, Signal More Steps as Economy Crumbles Bloomberg / Steve Matthews

The Smashing of Dreams Is Not Over Lew Rockwell / Gary North

No easy answers for our broken financial landscape Marketwatch / Todd Harrison

FL: South Florida pawnshops becoming banks of last resort Miami Herald / Adam H. Beasley

Currency Swings Reverse Course Washington Post / Neil Irwin

Crude Oil Rises as Global Equities Gain, OPEC Considers Meeting Bloomberg / Christian Schmollinger

Is Obama a Socialist? Lew Rockwell / Anthony Gregory

Obama Leads in Florida, Ohio, Must-Win Battlegrounds for McCain Bloomberg / Catherine Dodge

Consumers Feel the Next Crisis: Credit Cards NY Times / Eric Dash

Treasuries Rise on Forecasts for 75-Basis-Point Fed Rate Cut Bloomberg / Wes Goodman

Dollar Falls on Bets for 75 Basis Point Fed Interest Rate Cut Bloomberg / Stanley White

Asian Stocks Join Global Rally as Nations Work to Ease Crisis Bloomberg / Kyung Bok Cho and Masaki Kondo


Spreading the risk has spread the losses The Economist

Putting the air back in The Economist

Deflation vs. inflation Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

Survey of Tenth District Manufacturing Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

Munis Not as Cheap as High-Yield Corporates, Stocks, Loop Says Bloomberg / Jeremy R. Cooke

Mortgage rates jump sharply AP via USA Today / Martin Crutsinger

Yahoo, Google may walk away from search deal: report Reuters

Who advises candidates on economic crisis? Christian Science Monitor / Mark Trumbull

Diabetes rate doubles over 10 years, US says AP via Boston Herald

U.S. Borrowing Needs to Reach $2 Trillion in 2009, Goldman Says Bloomberg / Sandra Hernandez

Who shrank the economy? Food prices dent U.S. growth Reuters / Alister Bull

Nevada, Michigan, Florida lead 'underwater' list AP via Sacramento Bee / alan Zibel

Obama approaches lawmaker about White House post AP via Washington Post / David Espo and Ben Feller

Dollar up, though risk appetite limits gains Marketwatch / Lisa Twaronite, William L. Watts & Nick Godt

Drop 'til you shop The Economist

The Mortgage Meltdown, Financial Markets, and the Economy Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco / Janet L. Yellen

Yellen Says Fed May Cut Main Rate Close to Zero in Weak Economy Bloomberg / Vivien Lou Chen

Greenspan Slept as Off-Books Debt Escaped Scrutiny Bloomberg / Alan Katz and Ian Katz

Polls apart The Economist

Street Coasts Into Close Forbes / Steve Schaefer

U.S. Stocks Gain on Better-Than-Estimated GDP Report, Rate Cuts Bloomberg / Eric Martin

Colgate profit up 19%; company upbeat on 2009 Marketwatch / Matt Andrejczak

Call this a crisis? Just wait Fortune via CNN / David M. Walker

Job cuts: Who's next CNN / Jessica Dickler

Wall Street Won't Surrender on Bonuses, Veterans Say Bloomberg / Christine Harper

Treasuries Decline as Stock Gains Sap Debt Demand, GDP Shrinks Bloomberg / Dakin Campbell and Anchalee Worrachate

Thursday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Cisco expected to report 7% revenue rise Marketwatch / Benjamin Pimentel

Comcast posts strong earnings AP via Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Deborah Yao

Obama’s 30 minute infomercial? Nah, we watched Jon Stewart Christian Science Monitor / Jimmy Orr

Is Gold Overvalued? Lew Rockwell / Michael S. Rozeff

Oil futures move lower, retreat from high above $70 Marketwatch / Myra P. Saefong and Moming Zhou

Traders bet oil price is low as it will go AP via Kansas City Star / Mark Williams

Lending grows - first time since Lehman collapse CNN / David Goldman

A Fake Banking History of the United States Ludwig von Mises Institute / Thomas J. DiLorenzo

In the states, an even fight / Louis Jacobson

FL: In South Florida, crime goes up as economy goes down Miami Herald / Evan S. Benn

So CQish Pimco / Bill Gross

Commercial paper rises for first time in 7 weeks AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer

Treasurys fall as central bank action boosts stocks Marketwatch / Deborah Levine

Fed Makes Breathtaking Changes, Cuts Rates Too Bloomberg / John M. Berry

Greenspan Slept as Off-Balance-Sheet Toxic Debt Evaded Scrutiny Bloomberg / Alan Katz and Ian Katz

U.S. Stocks Gain on GDP, Rate Cuts; Alcoa, Intel Advance Bloomberg / Eric Martin

Motorola posts hefty 3Q loss, delays spinoff Chicago Tribune / Wailin Wong

Kodak 3Q profit spikes, but full year seen weaker AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer / Ben Dobbin

World markets extend gains AP via Houston Chronicle / Pan Pylas

Economy shrinks in third quarter as consumers retrench by most in 28 years, sign of recession AP via Chicago Tribune / Jeannine Aversa

U.S. Economy Contracts Most Since the 2001 Recession Bloomberg / Shobhana Chandra

Jobless claims hold steady at elevated level CNN / Lara Moscrip

Banks to clamp down on credit card holders Detroit Free Press / Susan Tompor

Maid-Turned-Realtor Ran Vegas Mortgage Scam, Prosecutors Say Bloomberg / Anthony Effinger

Dollar making a comeback AP via Denver Post / Stevenson Jacobs

It's time The Economist

Wachovia Shows Why No Bank's Books Are Trusted Bloomberg / Jonathan Weil

A Question for A.I.G.: Where Did the Cash Go? NY Times / Mary Williams Walsh

The Shipping News Suggests World Economy Is Toast Bloomberg / Mark Gilbert

Japan Announces $275 Billion Stimulus Package Washington Post / Blaine Harden



Once Upon A Time In Middle-Class America Forbes / John E. Girouard

October auto sales may have hit two-decade low Reuters / Poornima Gupta and David Bailey

Oil prices post biggest monthly drop ever as US economic downturn widens AP via Chicago Tribune / Stevenson Jacobs

The Future of Mortgage Finance in the United States Federal Reserve Board / Ben S. Bernanke

Fed Chair Urges Overhaul of Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae Washington Post / Neil Irwin

Bernanke says GSE debt backing must be maintained Reuters / Jim Christie

House Democrats Defend Two Seats, Focus on Beating Republicans Bloomberg / Jonathan D. Salant

How the economy stole the election CNN

Chicago manufacturing index dives Chicago Tribune / James P. Miller

More gambling on states' ballots Nov. 4 / Karen Nitkin

GM Picking Over Chrysler's Bones Forbes / Joann Muller

A painful squeeze on short sellers CNN / Paul R. La Monica

Stocks shift into forward CNN / Alexandra Twin

Banks seek way out for credit card debt AP via Augusta Chronicle

More Cuts, and What Else? Morgan Stanley / Joachim Fels

S&P cuts Argentina's debt rating Reuters via Globe and Mail / Walter Bianchi

FL: Bay area housing starts down 81% from 2006 St. Petersburg Times / James Thorner

Numbers show decisive Election Day win for Obama Marketwatch / Russ Britt

Americans Earn More, Spend Less Forbes / Maurna Desmond

Muni Bond Sales Hold at $5 Billion a Second Week as Yields Rise Bloomberg / Jeremy R. Cooke

Treasuries Advance as Spending Falls, Economic Outlook Darkens Bloomberg / Dakin Campbell and Cordell Eddings

Friday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Stocks slip near end of gloomy month CNN

Personal spending shows biggest drop since 2004 as consumers react to spreading weakness AP via Chicago Tribune / Martin Crutsinger

U.S. Consumer Spending Declined 0.3% in September Bloomberg / Shobhana Chandra

U.S. Chicago Purchasers Index Falls by Most on Record Bloomberg / Bob Willis

The Economy: Why it feels so bad CNN / Ali Velshi and Erica Fink

Gold falls on dollar; worst month since 1983 Marketwatch / Moming Zhou

Oil falls below $65 on US contraction AP via Houston Chronicle / Louise Watt

Florida ranks No. 2 in nation on kids without health insurance South Florida Sun Sentinel / Bob LaMendola

More than a Recession Daily Standard / Irwin M. Stelzer

Consumer Spending in the U.S. Probably Declined in September Bloomberg / Shobhana Chandra

Obama Has Lead Among Hispanics Washington Post / Krissah Williams Thompson

Black middle-class comes into view Christian Science Monitor / Gloria Goodale

BOJ cuts interest rates to 0.3% from 0.5% Marketwatch / Chris Oliver

Treasuries Rise as Shrinking Economy Spurs Bets for Rate Cut Bloomberg / Wes Goodman

Mortgage Plan May Aid Many and Irk Others NY Times / David Streitfeld

Gold Heads for Worst Monthly Slump in 25 Years on Dollar, Oil Bloomberg / Feiwen Rong

Oil Is Poised for Worst Month Ever on Concern Demand to Decline Bloomberg / Christian Schmollinger

Yen Rises as Stock Market Declines Reduce Carry Trade Demand Bloomberg / Stanley White

New Anxiety Grips Russia’s Economy NY Times / Andrew E. Kramer

Japan Inflation Slows, Job Prospects Worsen; BOJ May Cut Rate Bloomberg / Mayumi Otsuma and Toru Fujioka