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States vexed by stimulus challenges / Pamela M. Prah

Treasurys fall on economic hopes, government purchases Marketwatch / Nick Godt

Now can we say we're at bottom? Marketwatch / John C. Dvorak

Biden kicked out of country after flu remarks? Christian Science Monitor / Jimmy Orr

Change at the top The Economist

Government Motors: Only the Beginning Lew Rockwell / William L. Anderson

Chrysler leads broad declines in April U.S. sales Marketwatch / Shawn Langlois

US airlines cutting service to Mexico AP via San Diego Union Tribune / David Koenig

China suspends flights from Mexico: Xinhua News Marketwatch / Carla Mozee

Index finds CEOs more optimistic Wichita Eagle / Jerry Siebenmark

A Minsky Meltdown: Lessons for Central Bankers Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco / Janet L. Yellen

Fed's Bullard says jobless peak won't reach 1982 level Reuters / Mark Felsenthal

Treasuries Head for Sixth Weekly Loss as Economy Stabilizes Bloomberg / Susanne Walker and Daniel Kruger

The Volatility Hype Forbes / The Volatility Hype

U.S. Stocks Gain on Improvement in Confidence, Manufacturing Bloomberg / Rita Nazareth

Oil Rises to a Four-Week High as Consumer Confidence Improves Bloomberg / Mark Shenk

South Florida bankruptcies rise again in April South Florida Sun Sentinel / Marcia Heroux Pounds

Friday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

U.S. Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index Rises to 65.1 Bloomberg / Bob Willis

U.S. ISM Manufacturing Index Increased to 40.1 in April Bloomberg / Courtney Schlisserman

Mutual Funds: All A-Twitter Forbes / Michael Maiello

MasterCard 1Q profit falls 18 pct, beats estimates AP via The State / Stephen Bernard

Goldman Sachs’s Cohen Says S&P 500 May Surge to 1,050 Bloomberg / Rita Nazareth and Thomas R. Keene

A Different Unconventional Measure Morgan Stanley / Manoj Pradhan and Joachim Fels

Manufacturing in U.S. Probably Shrank at Slower Pace in April Bloomberg / Courtney Schlisserman

U.S. 10-Year Notes Head for 6th Weekly Loss as Economy Revives Bloomberg / Wes Goodman

Justifying His Fiscal Policies, Obama Borrows From the G.O.P. NY Times / Jackie Calmes

That bullish bandwagon Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

Japan Stocks Rise, Extend Weekly Gain, Led by Trading Houses Bloomberg / Masaki Kondo and Satoshi Kawano

Yen Falls to Two-Week Low Against Euro on Higher-Yield Demand Bloomberg / Yasuhiko Seki

China Manufacturing Expands, Adding to Economic Recovery Signs Bloomberg / Kevin Hamlin and Hanny Wan

Japan’s Economy May Return to Growth as Output Climbs Bloomberg / Toru Fujioka and Shizuka Muragishi

South Korea’s Exports Decline Less-Than-Expected 19% Bloomberg / Seonjin Cha


CA: House hunting? It's not a buyer's market everywhere LA Times / Chip Jacobs

All Eyes Turn to GM And Its Bondholders Washington Post / Brady Dennis and Peter Whoriskey

Treasury Yields Reach Five-Month High as Fed Stands Pat Bloomberg / Daniel Kruger

Buffett irritated by Moody's downgrade Marketwatch / Alistair Barr

Mortgage-Backed Loan Defaults Soar Bloomberg via NY Post

Junk Bonds Rally the Most in 22 Years as Buyers Play ‘Catch Up’ Bloomberg / Cristina Alesci

Warren Buffett: Inflation on the horizon Fortune via CNN / Colin Barr

Banks' health, jobs report to test bulls' will next week Marketwatch / Nick Godt

U.S. Stocks Rise, Complete Best Month in Nine Years, on Profits Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton

Buffett offers preview of 1Q Berkshire earnings AP via Houston Chronicle / Josh Funk

Ford outsells Toyota as auto sales drops go on Detroit Free Press / Jewel Gopwani

Recession takes toll on CEO pay in 2008 AP via Journal News / Rachel Beck and Matthew Fordahl

Boston Globe gets reprieve, deadline extended CNN / Robert MacMillan

Obama's push to levy taxes on overseas profits alarms tech giants Mercury News / Brandon Bailey

Obama angers hedge funds Washington Post via Houston Chronicle / Steven Mufson and Tomoeh Murakami Tse

Billionaire Warren Buffett says US government is taking the right steps to help economy AP via Chicago Tribune / Josh Funk

Swine flu or not, many workers can't stay home AP via Journal News / Jocelyn Noveck


Behind the Bounce in Treasury Yields Business Week / Ben Levisohn

Empty boxes Allentown Morning Call / Sandra M. Jones

Millionaires fear they'll outlive assets Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Len Boselovic

Government’s role in economy getting too big? Christian Science Monitor / Mark Trumbull

Money managers can't guarantee successful investments Dallas Morning News / Scott Burns

Swine flu by another name isn’t so catchy London Times / Dominic Rushe

Somali pirates nabbed trying to attack French Navy - by accident Christian Science Monitor / Matthew Clark

U.S. jobs data a stress test of its own Reuters / Pedro Nicolaci da Costa

Joblessness Probably Rose to 25-Year High: U.S. Economy Preview Bloomberg / Shobhana Chandra

Another steep drop in payrolls expected in April Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

Americans cope a day at a time in recession AP via San Francisco Chronicle / Sharon Cohen

After the Bubble Philadelphia Inquirer / Harold Brubaker

Why Tech Stocks Are on a Tear Wall Street Journal / Dave Kansas

Recession to test ‘Sell in May’ stocks strategy AP via MSNBC

As mutual fund fees rise, are clients being served or fleeced? Boston Herald / Chuck Jaffe

Credit unions are a good alternative to banks LA Times / Kathy Kristof

Buffett says most banks are not too big to fail AP via Fresno Bee / Josh Funk

Obama: Wall Street will play less dominant role Seattle Times

ECB to slash interest rates to record low London Times / David Smith

UK: Lights are flickering at the end of the tunnel London Times / David Smith

Depression Scares Are Hardly New NY Times / Robert J. Shiller

There’s Hope in Those Dividends US News and World Report via NY Times / Paul J. Lim

How Lehman Got Its Real Estate Fix NY Times / Devin Leonard

Chrysler’s Fall May Help Administration Reshape G.M. NY Times / David E. Sanger and Bill Vlasic

Division, Unity and the Euro NY Times / Devin Leonard

MO: With auto industry at a low ebb, St. Louis needs some new strategies St. Louis Post Dispatch / David Nicklaus

Geithner has wasted his hundred days Guardian – Observer / Heather Stewart

UK: We're all aboard the American loco, hoping it's on the right track Guardian – Observer / William Keegan



Bernanke likely to give less dour take on economy AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer / Jeannine Aversa

Oil settles above $54 on signs overseas demand up AP via Houston Chronicle

Congress leery about Obama's plan on tax loopholes AP via Denver Post / Stephen Ohlemacher

FL: Orange County hotel taxes plunge 28 percent in March Orlando Sentinel / Jason Garcia

European economy 'will shrink 4%' BBC News

2 + 2 = 4 Pimco / Bill Gross

Fighting inflation: I-bonds vs. TIPS CNN / Donna Rosato

The Economic Outlook, May 2009 Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond / Jeffrey Lacker

The Consolidation of Financial Market Regulation: Pros, Cons, and Implications for the United States Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond / Sabrina R. Pellerin,

John R. Walter and Patricia E. Wescott

Stocks surge on recovery hopes CNN / Alexandra Twin

Hint of U.S. Economic Recovery Fuels Increased Demand Risk Brewer Futures Group via Safehaven

The Trillion Dollar Deadline Forbes / Matthew Craft

‘Great Recession’ Will Redefine Full Employment as Jobs Vanish Bloomberg / Matthew Benjamin and Rich Miller

Construction Spending in the U.S. Unexpectedly Rose Bloomberg / Bob Willis and Shobhana Chandra

U.S. pending home sales hint at market bottom Reuters

Pending home sales jump 3.2% CNN / Les Christie

Monday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

U.S. Stocks Advance as Home Sales Beat Estimates, Sprint Gains Bloomberg / Lynn Thomasson

Obama Wants $190 Billion Tax Increase on Companies Bloomberg / Ryan J. Donmoyer

Where are the world's most-popular museums? The Economist

EU Says Europe Economy to Shrink 4%, ‘Free Fall’ Over Bloomberg / Emma Ross-Thomas

Worries Rise on the Size of U.S. Debt NY Times / Graham Bowley and Jack Healy

Bonds Show Lehman Fades in History as Spreads Narrow Bloomberg / Dakin Campbell

Treasuries May Decline; Yields Near 2009 High on Supply Concern Bloomberg / Bob Chen and Candice Zachariahs

Downturn clobbers construction, manufacturing jobs Boston Herald / Donna Goodison

Oil hovers at $53 as traders eye possible recovery AP via The State / alex Kennedy

Obama's economic policy is a recipe for lower living standards Brookes News / Gerard Jackson

Have Americans Lost All Control Over the Federal Government? Lew Rockwell / Mark R. Crovelli

No bear market here Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

Sell in May and stay away -- sort of Marketwatch / Michael Shulman

The silence of the bears Marketwatch / Michael Kahn

Are current market assumptions rooted in reality? Marketwatch / Paul Nolte

U.S. Energy Independence? Get Real, Oil Execs Say in Survey Bloomberg / Edward Klump

Asian Stocks Advance on Chinese Manufacturing, Currency Pool Bloomberg / Jonathan Burgos and Shani Raja

Yen Falls as Speculation Global Slump Easing Spurs Yield Demand Bloomberg / Ron Harui


Fudged job number may buoy markets, so beware NY Post / John Crudele

Bank of America needs billions more, reports say Marketwatch / Michael Kitchen

Tests Said to Show Bank of America Has Biggest Need Bloomberg / Rebecca Christie

Issues Raised by the Credit Crunch and Global Recession Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco / Janet L. Yellen

Fed's Yellen sees some "good news" on U.S. economy Reuters / Ros Krasny

Fed’s Yellen Says Economy May Be Reaching ‘Inflection Point’ Bloomberg / Vivien Lou Chen

Bernanke looking ahead to bailout ‘exit strategy’ as fears lessen Christian Science Monitor / Mark Trumbull

Retail sales likely to improve, but can gains last? Marketwatch / Andria Cheng

Meltdown 101: ISM index turning from red to amber? AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer / Martin Crutsinger

Disney profit beats Street Reuters via Globe and Mail

Stocks wilt after the surge CNN / Alexandra Twin

When Insiders Sell Forbes / David Serchuk

Where are the most people imprisoned? The Economist

Bernanke: The End Is Near Forbes / Joshua Zumbrun

Review and Preview Morgan Stanley / Ted Wieseman

Bernanke Warns of Danger of Credit Market ‘Relapse’ Bloomberg / Scott Lanman

‘Masters of Universe’ Find Opportunity in Crisis Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

U.S. Markets Wrap: Stocks Retreat on Stress Tests as Oil Drops Bloomberg / Lynn Thomasson

Bernanke: Job losses could go on once economy improves AP via Detroit Free Press / Jeannine Aversa

Oil falls first day in five on inventories outlook Marketwatch / Moming Zhou

Bernanke Warns of Danger of Credit Market ‘Relapse’ Bloomberg / Scott Lanman

Challenges in Resolving Systemically Important Financial Institutions Bloomberg / Eric S. Rosengren

The economic outlook Federal Reserve Board / Ben S. Bernanke

Sorry Ben, You Don't Control Long Term Rates Delta via Safehaven / Michael Pento

Bernanke: Economy to turn up in '09 CNN / David Goldman

Treasurys slide before 3-year note auction Marketwatch / Deborah Levine

The Recession Is Over Forbes / Brian S. Wesbury and Robert Stein

Economy leaves many chambers of commerce scrimping Dallas Morning News / Sheryl Jean

Bank of America exec: Customers borrowing less, saving more Detroit Free Press / Katherine Yung

Service Industries in U.S. Contract at Slower Pace Bloomberg / Shobhana Chandra

Tuesday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Kraft profit beats expectations Reuters

S&P puts 23 financial firms on negative watch AP via Dallas Morning News

US chain store sales rise 0.3 pct last week-Redbook Reuters

Dollar declines on stress test leaks Marketwatch / Deborah Levine

Blame the recession? Bank robbers cite economic slump AP via Globe and Mail / Meg Kinnard

What happens if swine flu goes away? Reuters / Maggie Fox

Treasury Futures Little Changed; Fed Buyback Curbs Yield Gain Bloomberg / Candice Zachariahs and Bob Chen

Like Wall Street traffic, interest rates must now go in one direction Marketwatch / Irwin Kellner

I Bond 0% interest rate could rise later Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Tim Grant

UBS Reports SF1.98 Billion First-Quarter Loss on Writedowns Bloomberg / Elena Logutenkova

About 10 U.S. stress test banks to need more capital Reuters / Karey Wutkowski and Emily Kaiser

Major Banks Get Stress Test Results Today Washington Post / Binyamin Appelbaum

MI: State may face shortage of doctors AP via Detroit News

The bear is dead, long live the bear Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

Adidas profit drops 97%; firm sees break-even half Marketwatch / Steve Goldstein

S&P 500 Recovers From 25% Plunge as U.S. Profits Beat Forecasts Bloomberg / Lu Wang

Asian Stocks Advance on Economic Growth Optimism; Hon Hai Jumps Bloomberg / Jonathan Burgos and Shani Raja

Euro Falls on Speculation ECB Will Cut Rates to Stem Recession Bloomberg / Ron Harui

Australia May Leave Benchmark Rate Unchanged at 3% Bloomberg / Jacob Greber


Wells Fargo listed among top subprime loan makers Minneapolis Star Tribune / Neal St. Anthony

The Stress Test Head Fake Forbes / Liz Moyer

Which companies have the best reputations around the world? The Economist

Apple rumored to want to buy Twitter Mercury News / Elise Ackerman and Troy Wolverton

Microsoft CEO still sees chance to work with Yahoo Reuters

Unraveling of Forward Market Optimism May Buoy Two-Year Notes Bloomberg / Liz Capo McCormick

NY: Nassau's Corbin arrested on tax evasion charges Newsday / Robert Kessler

Obama will slice budget by $17 billion CNN / Jeanne Sahadi

Report: Bush lawyers will not face charges for approving torture Christian Science Monitor / Liam Stack

For Specter and the Democrats, it was a brief honeymoon Christian Science Monitor / Gail Russell Chaddock

Mexico City returns to normal as swine flu restrictions fade Christian Science Monitor / Sara Miller Llana

Issues Raised by the Credit Crunch and Global Recession (2) Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco / Janet L. Yellen

Bank of America, Citigroup, GMAC Need More Capital Bloomberg / Rebecca Christie

News Corp. posts flat third-quarter profit Marketwatch / David B. Wilkerson

Cisco sees signs of a turnaround CNN / David Goldman

How the major stock indexes fared Wednesday AP via Houston Chronicle

Stock strategists tell industry execs that S&P 500 could break 1000 this year Marketwatch / Sam Mamudi

Outbreak focuses states' flu response / Daniel C. Vock

Record decline in eurozone sales BBC News

Treasuries Rise as Record 10-Year Auction Draws Yield of 3.19% Bloomberg / Dakin Campbell

Oil passes $56, hits highest mark of year so far AP via Houston Chronicle

Gold closes higher on thoughts of inflation ahead Marketwatch / Kate Gibson

Regulating and Resolving Institutions Considered "Too Big To Fail" FDIC / Sheila C. Bair

Bank of America shares rise amid reports of $34B shortfall AP via Washington Times / Stephen Bernard

Wednesday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Nasdaq turns positive, S&P 500 hits intraday high Marketwatch / Laura Mandaro

More cell phone users dropping landlines AP via Modesto Bee / Alan Fram

Fed Seeks End to Wall Street Lock on OTC Derivatives Bloomberg / Matthew Leising

U.S. Stocks Gain After Employers Cut Fewer Jobs Than Forecast Bloomberg / Lynn Thomasson

ADP Says U.S. Companies Reduced Payrolls by 491,000 Bloomberg / Bob Willis

U.S. private sector job losses at 5-month low Reuters

More homeowners underwater CNN / Les Christie

Foreclosures aren’t just for subprime buyers anymore Bloomberg via Houston Chronicle

Are There Any Rules In The Bailout Game? Forbes / Thomas F. Cooley

U.S. lacked tools to prevent Lehman bust: Yellen Marketwatch / Laura Mandaro

Treasury 10-Year Futures Rise as Bank of America May Need Funds Bloomberg / Wes Goodman

MA: More Mass. storefronts shuttered Boston Herald / Jerry Kronenberg

FL: Home values plunge up to 30 percent in Clearwater coastal areas St. Petersburg Times

UBS Posts Loss of $1.76 Billion Reuters via NY Times

The year of the 'W' Marketwatch / Todd Harrison

Asian Stocks, U.S. Futures Decline on Bank Capital Concern Bloomberg / Shani Raja

Yen, Dollar Rise on Speculation U.S. Banks Will Need More Funds Bloomberg / Ron Harui

Australian Retail Sales Rise 2.2% on Cash Handouts Bloomberg / Jacob Greber

Asia Faces ‘Long Recovery Ahead’ on Depressed Demand, IMF Says Bloomberg / Shamim Adam

China May Switch to Raising Interest Rates, Credit Suisse Says Bloomberg / Kevin Hamlin



Investors' optimism has returned very quickly. Too quickly The Economist

The greater of two evils The Economist

Mortgage rates rise, shy of record low AP via San Francisco Chronicle / Alan Zibel

As recession lingers, cell phones take over Christian Science Monitor / Chris Gaylord

Two-thirds of young people with HIV are girls The Economist

Germany: The export model sputters The Economist

Treasuries Tumble as Bond Sale Draws Higher-Than-Forecast Yield Bloomberg / Dakin Campbell

Trends in consumer sentiment and spending pdf Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago / Maude Toussaint-Comeau and Daniel DiFranco

Stephen Friedman Resigns as Chairman of the New York Fed’s Board of Directors Federal Reserve Bank of New York

NY Fed chair quits over Goldman role CNN / Tami Luhby

New York Federal Reserve’s Friedman Resigns Post Immediately Bloomberg / Scott Lanman

For Most Banks, Not Too Stressful Forbes / Joshua Zumbrun and Liz Moyer

Statement by FDIC Chairman Sheila C. Bair on Stress Tests FDIC / Sheila C. Bair

Oil rises to six-month high above $58 AP via Houston Chronicle

IL: $73,000 salary needed to qualify to buy a Chicago home; renters also squeezed Chicago Tribune / Mary Ellen Podmolik

There’s plenty of stressing over bank test leaks NY Post / John Crudele

Sallie Mae Plans Life Without Loans Obama Wants Gone Bloomberg / Brian Faler and Molly Peterson

Billionaire Donors Split With Obama on Law That May Hurt Hotels Bloomberg / John Lippert and Holly Rosenkrantz

Credit Losses, Deleveraging and Risks to the Outlook Morgan Stanley / Richard Berner, Betsy Graseck, CFA & Vishwanath Tirupattur

Treasurys down ahead of 30-year bond auction Marketwatch / Deborah Levine

Lessons of the Financial Crisis for Banking Supervision Federal Reserve Board / Ben S, Bernanke

Bernanke Urges Banks to Overhaul Pay Policies, Risk Management Bloomberg / Steve Matthews and Alison Vekshin

U.S. Initial Jobless Claims Fell to Lowest Level in 3 Months Bloomberg / Shobhana Chandra and Bob Willis

U.S. productivity rises 0.8% in first quarter Marketwatch / Ruth Mantell

Thursday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

DirecTV Group 1Q profit falls 46 percent AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer

Sirius XM Radio posts $236M loss for 1Q AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer / Deborah Yao

Sara Lee's 3Q profit falls 22% AP via Chicago Tribune

Neiman Marcus sees same-store sales drop nearly 25% Dallas Morning News / Maria Halkias

Oil rises to six-month high near $58 AP via Sacramento Bee / Pablo Gorondi

European Central Bank cuts rates, will pump up euros AP and Reuters via USA Today

Bernanke Favored Rate Cuts Tied to Bubble Washington Post / Neil Irwin

Biggest banks rush to shrink Washington Times / Patrice Hill

Major Banks Receiving Federal Aid Backed Subprime Lenders, Report Says Washington Post / Dina ElBoghdady

Treasuries Little Changed Before $14 Billion 30-Year Auction Bloomberg / Wes Goodman

Some Investors Bet on Treasurys Wall Street Journal

Asian Stocks Jump on U.S. Jobs Report, Stress Tests Results Bloomberg / Shani Raja

Hitachi Reports Wider Annual Loss on Tax Writedowns Bloomberg / Pavel Alpeyev

Women, Stop Watching Oprah and Learn to Love Guns Lew Rockwell / Karen De Coster

Oil extends gains towards $57 after 5-mth high settlement Reuters via Guardian / Maryelle Demongeot

Yen falls as U.S. bank worries ease, Aussie jumps Reuters via Guardian

Asia’s Export-Driven Growth Model Is ‘Broken,’ Roubini Says Bloomberg / Liza Lin

Australia Unexpectedly Adds 27,300 Jobs, Pushing Up Currency Bloomberg / Jacob Greber and Gemma Daley


Muni Bond Insurance Buffett Called Dangerous Delivers Comeback Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

Berkshire posts first loss since 2001 on derivatives Bloomberg via Houston Chronicle

Big banks to the feds: Thanks but no thanks Fortune via CNN / Colin Barr

The TARP Roach Motel Forbes / James K. Glassman

Stresses and strains The Economist

BofA Still Has $34B Worth of Stress NY Post / Mark DeCambre

Job Market Weak, But Stocks Finish Strong Forbes / Peter C. Beller

Obama Administration Said to Favor Fed as Regulator of Risk Bloomberg / Robert Schmidt

The Weekly Layoff Report: Better, Maybe, But Not Good Forbes / Klaus Kneale

Treasuries Entering Bear Market as Bonds Trail Stocks Bloomberg / Dakin Campbell and Susanne Walker

Treasurys gain after unemployment rate jumps Marketwatch / Deborah Levine

Friday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

U.S. jobless rate hits 25-year high Reuters

Wall Street opens higher open after jobs data AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer / Sara Lepro

McDonald's April same-store sales rise AP via Houston Chronicle

Toyota sees losses deepening this year AP via Houston Chronicle

Dollar down after payrolls report offers relief Marketwatch / Deborah Levine

Obama to unemployed: More help is on the way AP via Seattle Times / Darlene Superville

The Malicious Myth of the 'Libertarian' Fed Lew Rockwell / Thomas J. DiLorenzo

Treasuries Gain as Report May Show Jobless Rate at 25-Year High Bloomberg / Wes Goodman

Surprise as Bank of England pours extra £50bn into bond-buying to boost economy London Times / Gary Duncan

GMAC, Among the Weakest, Seems in Line for a Bailout NY Times / Michael J. de la Merced

Tests May Spur Bank Mergers NY Times / Bob Cox and Dwight Cass

Oil Set for Biggest Weekly Gain Since March on Demand Optimism Bloomberg / Ben Sharples and Christian Schmollinger

Dollar gains ahead of U.S. data, sterling dips Marketwatch / Satomi Noguchi

The VIX is in Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

General Electric joins move downmarket in face of recession London Times / Carl Mortished

Asian Stocks Decline on Valuation Concerns; Energy Shares Rise Bloomberg / Masaki Kondo

Euro Declines on Speculation ECB Official Will Signal Rate Cut Bloomberg / Theresa Barraclough and Ron Harui

Australian Economy to Shrink 1.25% Before Recovering, RBA Says Bloomberg / Jacob Greber


Everyone’s a critic of presidential speeches, and you can be, too! Christian Science Monitor / Peter Grier

Beyond Obama’s Probationary Period Lew Rockwell / Butler Shaffer

U.S. stocks search for more fuel for rally Marketwatch / Nick Godt

UK: After the fall, how steep is the climb? London Times / David Smith

Unchecked deflation could thwart recovery San Diego Union Tribune / Dean Calbreath

U.S. Job Cuts Slow, Signaling Worst of Recession May Be Over Bloomberg / Shobhana Chandra

Improving markets helped banks pass stress test Reuters / Mark Felsenthal

Fed Seeking to Prevent Conflicts of Interest at Regional Banks Bloomberg / Vivien Lou Chen

Treasury 10-Year Notes Drop a Seventh Week as Debt Sales Climb Bloomberg / Daniel Kruger

Chavez seizes oil service firms BBC News

Swine flu is windfall for some tourist spots AP via Houston Chronicle / Travis Reed

Dollar Drops to Six-Week Low as Job Market Pares Safety Demand Bloomberg / Oliver Biggadike and Ye Xie

U.S. Stocks Rise, Erasing 2009 Loss, on Bank Evaluations, Jobs Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton

Obama wants to ease rules on aid to jobless San Francisco Chronicle / Tom Abate

Asian Stocks Post Weekly Gain as Confidence in Economy Rises Bloomberg / Jonathan Burgos



U.S. economic growth seen resuming in third quarter Reuters

April's improvements could fade quickly Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

It might be best to wait to sell off I bonds Charlotte Observer / Holly Nicholson

Small biz needs more from Obama Boston Herald / Jennifer Heldt Powell

All mutual funds are not created equal Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Len Boselovic

Time running out on unearned fees? Boston Herald / Kenneth R. Harney

Closing of unloved funds could start major trend Boston Herald / Chuck Jaffe

Plant closures put municipal credit at risk Detroit Free Press / Susan Tompor

Retail Sales, Output Probably Steadied: U.S. Economy Preview Bloomberg / Courtney Schlisserman

The trouble with public colleges CNN / Pat Regnier

Amish struggle to avoid jobless checks AP via Miami Herald / Tom Coyne

Temp jobs can be salvation in this economy Chicago Tribune via The State

Stress tests may mark a turning point in banks', and economy's, recovery St. Louis Post dispatch / David Nicklaus

Ford, other makes' new cars sell at prices well below stickers Dallas Morning News / Terry Box

Experts say GM bankruptcy almost inevitable; too much work left with too little time AP via Chicago Tribune / Tom Krisher

Safeway workers could strike as early as Monday AP via Philadelphia Inwuirer / Catherine Tsai

Swine flu source traced to birds and people; don't blame pigs Bloomberg via Palm Beach Post / Jason Gale

For Victims of Recession, Patchwork State Aid NY Times / Jason DeParle

There’s Work to Be Done, but Congress Opts Out NY Times / Tyler Cowen

Cash cows don't walk in middle of road Chicago Tribune / Phil Rosenthal

Shift to Saving May Be Downturn’s Lasting Impact NY Times / Catherine Rampell

Free Fall’s Over, but Where Are We Landing? NY Times / Peter S. Goodman


Five reasons 'neuroeconomics' is a big, fat hoax Marketwatch / Paul B. Farrell

TD Ameritrade data theft settlement with 6M clients gets judge's preliminary OK AP via Chicago Tribune / Josh Funk

The Supervisory Capital Assessment Program Federal Reserve Board / Ben S. Bernanke

Rigorous stress tests give Bernanke confidence Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

Bernanke Encouraged by Banks’ Plans, Calls for More Self-Tests Bloomberg / Scott Lanman and Steve Matthews

Fed Buys $3.51 Billion in Bonds Due in 2026 to 2038 Bloomberg / Liz Capo McCormick

Obama Rally Won’t Last While Jobs, Spending Wane Bloomberg / John F. Wasik

Chrysler's sorry state revealed Fortune via CNN / Alex Taylor III

Priceline's Q1 Profit Far Exceeds Views On Strong Bookings In U.S. And Europe Investors Business Daily / Doug Tsuruoka

Stocks Pull Back In Lower Volume Investors Business Daily / Vincent Mao

Orlando-area existing-home prices still searching for a bottom Orlando Sentinel / Mary Shanklin

750,000 stimulus jobs by August - White House CNN / Jennifer Liberto

The forgotten long-term fiscal problem CNN / Jeanne Sahadi

White House offers comedy advice to Wanda Sykes Christian Science Monitor / Jimmy Orr

Fewer Americans are vacationing this summer, poll says AP via Kansas City Star

White House forecasts higher budget deficit Reuters / Caren Bohan and Richard Cowan

Obama wants $58 billion in taxes to offset errors AP via Seattle Times / Stephen Ohlemacher

Treasuries Gain Amid Fed Purchase, Pause in Record Debt Sales Bloomberg / Susanne Walker

Bond insurer MBIA posts profit Reuters

BNY Mellon, Capital One, U.S. Bancorp, BB&T to Repay U.S. Aid Bloomberg / Linda Shen

The Role of the Safety Net in the Financial Crisis Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

The Myths of Capitalism's History Ludwig von Mises / Art Carden

Bond market: Shaken and stirred CNN / Paul R. La Monica

Treasurys advance amid first of Fed's three buybacks Marketwatch / Deborah Levine

Microsoft Plans to Sell Debt in Inaugural Offering Bloomberg / Gabrielle Coppola and Dina Bass

Wall Street falls following steep rally last week AP via San Francisco Chronicle / Tim Paradis

Dow in triple-digit selloff CNN

U.S. Stocks Retreat From Four-Month High on Earnings Valuations Bloomberg / Lynn Thomasson

Monday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

White House: Budget deficit to top $1.8 trillion AP via Houston Chronicle / Andrew Taylor

Recession changes the rules of retail AP via Denver Post / Anne D'Innocenzio

The 1.5% Solution Forbes / Joshua Zumbrun

U.S. Jobs Index Decreased Less in April, Signaling Fewer Cuts Bloomberg / Courtney Schlisserman

Resale values fall 6% for Chrysler vehicles Detroit Free Press / Greg Gardner

Obama vows antitrust crackdown CNN / David Goldman

Oil prices slip as traders reassess rally AP via MSNBC

Where people spend most time on simple pleasures The Economist

Drones: America's new Air Force CNET

Australian Dollar Advances to Highest Versus Yen Since Oct. 6 Bloomberg / Candice Zachariahs


U.S. credit rating at risk: former agency chief Reuters

How the bond market could be eating your lunch NY Post / John Crudele

Former official slams Fed for inflation risk Reuters / Mark Felsenthal and Alister Bull

It Isn't All Bad News For Retailers Forbes / Tom Van Riper

It pays to be married The Economist

Oil above $60 on economy hopes BBC News

Congress Wrestles With Financing Obama’s Health Plan Bloomberg / Brian Faler

Recession hits Social Security hard CNN / Jeanne Sahadi

FL: Troubled Palm Beach Mall late on water and power bills, threatened with shut down over public safety Palm Beach Post / Alexandra Clough

Review and Preview Morgan Stanley / Ted Wieseman

A New Normal Pimco / Mohamed El-Erian

How business will wage war on Obama tax plan Reuters / Mike Allen and Victoria McGrane

U.S. Stocks Retreat as Share Sales Raise Dilution Concern Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton

TX: Foreclosure sales pull down Dallas-Fort Worth home prices Dallas Morning News / Steve Brown

Money Talks Morgan Stanley / Joachim Fels and Manoj Pradhan

Canada: Consumer bankruptcies soar Globe and Mail / Virginia Galt

Repaying bank aid isn't easy AP via Tennessean / Madlen Read

Treasury Rout to Pause, Fibonacci Indicates: Technical Analysis Bloomberg / Wes Goodman

Treasuries Decline as Data Indicates Recession May Be Easing Bloomberg / Susanne Walker and Matthew Brown

Flawed Logic Forbes / Brian S. Wesbury and Robert Stein

Trustees report expected to show worsening financial picture for Social Security and Medicare AP via Chicago Tribune / Martin Crutsinger

The forgotten fiscal problem CNN / Jeanne Sahadi

Tuesday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

ETF Traps For Short-Term Investors Forbes / David K. Randall

Paul Krugman Says Rapid Recovery ‘Extremely Unlikely’ Bloomberg / Patrick Rial and Stephanie Wong

U.S. Trade Deficit Widens First Time in Eight Months Bloomberg / Bob Willis

Oil nears $60 on recovery hopes CNN / Ben Rooney

Despite Stimulus Funds, States to Cut More Jobs Washington Post / Alec MacGillis

Bernanke says Fed focused on exit strategy Reuters via Guardian

Question Authority (Unless I Say Not To) Lew Rockwell / Thomas E. Woods, Jr.

Lender of Last Resort: You, Not the Federal Reserve Lew Rockwell / Gary North

Treasuries Fall as Bernanke Says Stress Tests Are ‘Encouraging’ Bloomberg / Wes Goodman

We’re Dull, Small Banks Say, and Have Profit to Show for It NY Times / David Segal

Economists Downgrade U.S. Recovery Outlook, Survey Indicates Bloomberg / Shobhana Chandra and Alex Tanzi

U.S. March Trade Gap Probably Widened on Higher Oil Prices Bloomberg / Bob Willis

As Storefronts Become Vacant, Ads Arrive NY Times / Stephanie Clifford

Obama's 'peace dividend' won't erase deficits Washington Times / David M. Dickson

Analysts: President Obama too hopeful Boston Herald / Jay Fitzgerald

Stock Market Isn’t a `Great Place to Be,' Jim Rogers Says Bloomberg / Chen Shiyin and Haslinda Amin

Asian Stocks Fall From Seven-Month High on Valuation Concerns Bloomberg / Patrick Rial and Haslinda Amin

Japanese Stocks Decline on Stronger Yen; Asahi Glass Advances Bloomberg / Masaki Kondo and Toshiro Hasegawa

Dollar and yen hold gains, caution returns Reuters / Satomi Noguchi

Asian Currencies Weaken, Led by Won, Peso, as Stocks Decline Bloomberg / Clarissa Batino and Bob Chen

Bank of Korea Leaves Interest Rate Unchanged for Third Month Bloomberg / Kim Kyoungwha and Heejin Koo



U.S. corporate bond rally unfazed by lack of leverage Reuters / Tom Ryan and John Parry

Obama To Crack Down On Derivatives Forbes / Liz Moyer

‘Good Bad’ Economy Inspires Consumers as Slump Eases Bloomberg / Pat Wechsler, Kim Jordan and Matt Townsend

The rich get richer on Wall Street Fortune via CNN / Colin Barr

A fund that hedges against inflation Fortune via CNN / Scott Cendrowski

The Federal Reserve Needs To Be Boring Again Forbes / Thomas F. Cooley

Oil prices fall despite drop in U.S. supplies AP via Houston Chronicle / Chris Kahn

Stocks take a thumping CNN / Alexandra Twin

Investors Turn Bullish on U.S. Stocks for First Time Since 2007 Bloomberg / Eric Martin

GM's stock dips to $1 Detroit Free Press

Weak retail data boosts bid for safe-haven debt Reuters / Burton Frierson

Bear Market in Treasuries Begins, but Watch for Deflation Risks Morgan Stanley / Richard Berner & David Greenlaw

Foreclosures: 'April was a shocker' CNN / Les Christie

US Economic and Interest Rate Forecast: Recovery Closer, but Risks Persist Morgan Stanley / Richard Berner & David Greenlaw

U.S. retail sales slump for second straight month Reuters / Lucia Mutikani

U.S. April Import Prices Rise 1.6% on Higher Oil Cost Bloomberg / Bob Willis

Wall Street falls in early trading amid weaker-than-expected retail sales report AP via Newsday / Stephen Bernard

Puttin' On The VIX Forbes / David Serchuk

Wednesday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Punishing Intel The Economist

Intel Balks At $1.5B E.U. Fine Forbes / Parmy Olson and Lionel Laurent

Macy's reports wider 1st-quarter loss AP via Houston Chronicle / anne D’Innocenzio

Global Confidence Increases as Bernanke Sees Start of Recovery Bloomberg / Shamim Adam

Is it time to stress-test the Federal Reserve? Marketwatch / Darrell Delamaide

Dallas Fed chief doesn't expect positive economic growth until 2010 Dallas Morning News / Brendan Case

Fed Views Jump in Treasury Yields as Sign of Better Outlook Bloomberg / Scott Lanman and Steve Matthews

Treasuries Fall on Speculation Retail Sales Will Stop Declining Bloomberg / Wes Goodman

Retail Sales in U.S. Probably Steadied as Confidence Climbed Bloomberg / Courtney Schlisserman

Commercial real estate values still falling, MIT report says Dallas Morning News / Steve Brown

Immigrant Homeownership Proves Resilient in the Face of Slowdown Washington Post / Alejandro Lazo

What's driving up gas prices Chicago Tribune / Robert Channick

Records Show Billions Withdrawn Before Madoff Arrest NY Times / Diana B. Henriques and Zachery Kouwe

Why Sarah Palin still befuddles the media Marketwatch / Sarah Palin

Social Security, Medicare bleeding faster Washington Times / David M. Dickson

Sucker's Rally, Not Green Shoots Lew Rockwell / Gary North

Jim Rogers: It's Time for Another Stock-Market Correction Lew Rockwell / Chen Shiyin and Haslinda Amin

Who wants bragging rights? Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

Asian Stocks Rise as Olympus, Nissan Forecasts Stoke Optimism Bloomberg / Patrick Rial and Masaki Kondo

Asian stock markets advance but caution lingers AP via Jeremiah Marquez

Dollar Falls to 7-Week Low on Speculation Global Slump Easing Bloomberg / Yasuhiko Seki and Ron Harui

China’s Factory Output Grows Less-Than-Estimated 7.3% Bloomberg / Kevin Hamlin

Japan’s Current-Account Surplus Falls at Slower Pace Bloomberg / Keiko Ujikane


Bernanke May Revise Fed Rules Favoring Moody’s, S&P Bloomberg / Michael McDonald

Treasuries Little Changed as Stocks Rise, Fed Purchases Debt Bloomberg / Susanne Walker

Amherst Securities Buys Subprime-Mortgage Bonds, Dobson Says Bloomberg / Jody Shenn

Greenspan is not a good cheerleader for realtors NY Post / John Crudele

Economy's improvement is fitful, reports show AP via Houston Chronicle / Christopher S. Rugaber

Three trillion dollars later... The Economist

Dollar slips as equities regain footing Marketwatch / William L. Watts

Gold prices extend recent gains, rise slightly AP via Houston Chronicle / Sara Lepro

Blockbuster 1Q profit drops 42 pct as rentals fall AP via Houston Chronicle

Kohl's 1st-quarter profit drops 11 percent AP via Modesto Bee / Emily Fredrix

Nordstrom 1Q profit falls by nearly a third AP via Houston Chronicle / Ashley M. Heher

U.S. Stocks Advance as Libor, CA Earnings Temper Jobless Claims Bloomberg / Eric Martin

Pelosi says Bush team misled her on waterboarding AP via San Francisco Chronicle / Julie Hirschfeld Davis

A new global system is coming into existence The Economist

Auto layoffs lift U.S. jobless claims, PPI up Reuters / Lucia Mutikani

Chrysler to terminate 25 percent of U.S. dealers Reuters

Sony makes first loss in 14 years BBC News

Wal-Mart posts flat profit, forecasts in-line results Reuters

Oil demand seen dropping at fastest pace since '81 AP via Seattle Times / Greg Keller

Gold prospectors head off to California, dreaming AP via Dallas Morning News

Census: U.S. becoming more diverse CNN / Les Christie

Despite Catchy TV Ads, Credit Report Is Not Free Kiplinger via Washington Post / Candice Lee Jones

The real battle, over health care, is just beginning The Economist

Treasuries Little Changed; Claims for Jobless Benefits May Rise Bloomberg / Wes Goodman

Dollar Strengthens as Global Optimism Wanes, Asian Stocks Fall Bloomberg / Yasuhiko Seki and Ron Harui

Panasonic seen posting $1.1 bln loss in 2009/10-media Reuters via Guardian

Asian Stocks Decline on U.S. Retail Sales, Commodity Prices Bloomberg / Masaki Kondo

Japanese Economy Probably Shrank at a Record Pace Last Quarter Bloomberg / Jason Clenfield


The path to California's fiscal crisis / Pamela M. Prah

Chinese imports could bring GM political troubles AP via Cleveland Plain Dealer

FL: Teens finding summer jobs are few and hard to get South Florida Sun Sentinel / Marcia Heroux Pounds

NV: Visitor volume decline narrows, but average daily room rates plummet further Las Vegas Sun / Richard N. Velotta

Pimco’s Gross Takes Over Four Funds Managed by Hudoff Bloomberg / Miles Weiss

Back from the Abyss: Now What? Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas / Richard W. Fisher

Fed official: Recovery will be a 'very slow slog' AP via Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Jeannine Aversa

Buffett Banks On Wells Fargo Forbes / Carl Gutierrez

Bank Chiefs Will Be Replaced in Next Few Months, Bair Predicts Bloomberg / Alison Vekshin

Stocks extend week's losses after 2-month rally AP via USA Today / Tim Paradis

Stocks tumble at end of tough week CNN / Alexandra Twin

Prices hold steady as industrial production dips AP via Houston Chronicle / Martin Crutsinger and Christopher S. Rugaber

The Weekly Layoff Report: Worse Than It Looks Forbes / Klaus Kneale

Obama Revives Tribunal System for Guantanamo Inmates Bloomberg / Roger Runningen and Kim Chipman

Obama’s barbed words worry corporate world AP via Houston Chronicle

Treasury 10-Year Notes Fall as Manufacturing Outlook Improves Bloomberg / Susanne Walker and Matthew Brown

Global Demand for Long-Term U.S. Assets Rose in March Bloomberg / Vincent Del Giudice

Friday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

The Economy's October Surprise Forbes / Joshua Zumbrun

U.S. CPI, production data point to easing recession Reuters / Lucia Mutikani and Emily Kaiser

U.S. Industrial Production Falls Less Than Forecast Bloomberg / Courtney Schlisserman

Is recession's end here? Economist sticks with May 15 as bottom of the bust Chicago Tribune / Greg Burns

GM notifies 1,100 dealers they're out CNN / Chris Isidore

Gas prices: 12% surge in three weeks CNN / Ben Rooney

Banks want out of TARP NY Post / Mark DeCambre

Xanax Nation Beats a Panicked Nation Any Day Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

IL: Westmont man lost his job and within a week had to apply for food stamps Chicago Tribune / Barbara Brotman

The euro-area economy is slumping faster than most had feared The Economist