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Older workers can find work in bad economy Salt Lake Tribune / Anita Bruzzese

Who, Me? Yes You! Lew Rockwell / Peter Schiff

California's Day of Reckoning: May 19 Lew Rockwell / Gary North

Bonds break long-held investing rules Marketwatch / John Spence

Treasury 10-Year Note, Bonds Post First Weekly Gain Since March Bloomberg / Dakin Campbell

Penney's profit falls, forecast is cut Dallas Morning News / Maria Halkas

Not a Good Time to Be Middle-Aged NY Times / Floyd Norris

U.S. Economy Is No Longer in ‘Freefall,’ Summers Says Bloomberg / Chua Kong Ho

Budget-setting for the family AP via Tacoma News Tribune / Eileen AJ Connelly

U.S. Stocks Drop Most in 10 Weeks on Share Sales, GM’s Health Bloomberg / Rita Nazareth and Lynn Thomasson

GM in Bankruptcy May Speed Dealer Cuts to Match Chrysler’s Pace Bloomberg / Katie Merx and Mike Ramsey

Sales skyrocket with demand for hand sanitizer San Francisco Chronicle / Julian Guthrie

Hot in recession: Chocolate, running shoes, Spam AP via Houston Chronicle / Deb Reichmann


Asia will author its own destruction if it triggers a crisis over US bonds Telegraph / Ambrose Evans-Pritchard

Taking birth out of budget Houston Chronicle / Cindy George

Without the Mexicans, US dream is dead London Times / Dominic Rushe

Are we in a turnaround? Chicago Tribune / Ilyce Glink

Recession forces companies to consider alternatives to traditional travel, meeting plans NY Post / Joyce Gannon

Retailers, service cos. gain as people stay home AP via San Diego Union Tribune / Lisa Cornwell

MA: Cape summer rentals erode Boston Herald / Donna Goodison

IL: Foreclosures fuel sales to first-time home buyers, may lead to real estate recovery Chicago Tribune / Mary Ellen Podmolik

New rules raise appraisal rates Boston Herald / Kenneth R. Harney

46% spike in gas price just doesn't make sense San Diego Union Tribune / Dean Calbreath

Let's Get Technical: Is It a Bear Market or a Bull? Wall Street Journal / Tom Lauricella

With market rally on hold, investors likely to get few signals this week about the economy AP via Baltimore Sun / Stephen Bernard

GM's new Camaro a hit amid plunge in auto sales Lansing State Journal / Barbara Wieland

Uncertain markets keeps advisors as well as their clients guessing Miami Herald / Nirvi Shah

British consumers: down but not necessarily out London Times / David Smith

UK: So whatever happened to the deflation bogeyman? Telegraph / Liam Halligan

Stocks: Rally or bust CNN / Alexandra Twin

Whatever You Call It, This Rally May Not Last US News and World Report via NY Times / Paul J. Lim

Some papers start charging for Internet content San Francisco Chronicle / Benny Evangelista

Wall Street could suffer rally fatigue this week AP via MSNBC

Home Starts, Leading Index Probably Rose: U.S. Economy Preview Bloomberg / Bob Willis

It’s No Time to Stop This Train NY Times / Alan S. Blinder

White House: 'Free-fall' in economy over Chicago Tribune / Mark Silva

Utah's GOP Governor Chosen as China Envoy Washington Post / Michael D. Shear

Pelosi Must Provide Proof or Apology on CIA Memo, Boehner Says Bloomberg / Romaine Bostick

Israel’s GDP Shrinks for Second Consecutive Quarter Bloomberg / Alisa Odenheimer

FL: Bad appraisals hurting sales and costing consumers St. Petersburg Times / Susan Taylor Martin

No cents in paying for news on Web Chicago Tribune / Phil Rosenthal

MBA graduates confront a dramatically changed job market St. Louis Post Dispatch / David Nicklaus


AmEx to cut 4,000 more jobs, reduce spending Marketwatch / Alistair Barr

Biden speaks at Wake Forest - does not disclose nuclear launch codes Christian Science Monitor / Jimmy Orr

Job angst has workers skipping vacations Washington Times / Andrea Billups

Is rally for real? Big rallies follow big stock drops USA Today / Matt Krantz

Obama Picks Top Treasury Finance Posts / Sarah Johnson

Rich to pay a price for Obama policies Chicago Tribune / Greg Burns

All Patriots Are Gun Owners But Not All Gun Owners Are Patriots Lew Rockwell / Karen De Coster

Federal Reserve: Agricultural credit tightened AP via Wichita Eagle / Roxana Hegeman

Initiative defeats could set back California's recovery Marketwatch / Laura Mandaro

CA: Memorial Day weekend travel forecast to fall LA Times / Hugo Martin

Pimco’s Simon Says Mortgage Bonds Are Still Good Buys Bloomberg / Jody Shenn

TREASURIES-Prices fall as economy hopes raise risk appetite Reuters / Ellen Freilich

Nasdaq Holds 200-Day Line, NYSE Approaches It Investors Business Daily / Patrick Cain

Stocks get high on Lowe's CNN / Ben Rooney

Fannie and Freddie in 'critical' condition CNN / Tami Luhby

U.S. homebuilder sentiment vaults to 8-month high Reuters / Lucia Mutikani

Homes: Most affordable in 2 decades CNN / Les Christie

Bargaining over the bomb The Economist

Dollar slides as stocks rally on renewed optimism AP via Houston Chronicle

Gasoline Ending Biggest Rally in Decade as Driving Season Opens Bloomberg / Barbara Powell and Aaron Clark

Lowe's stock up after profit tops view Reuters

Stocks bounce higher after losing ground last week AP via Sacramento Bee / Tim Paradis

Monday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Oil above $58 on Nigeria attacks BBC News

Gasoline Ending Biggest Rally in Decade as Driving Season Opens Bloomberg / Barbara Powell and Aaron Clark

Bankruptcy boom skips Detroit Detroit News / Brent Snavely

Inheriting $4.8 Trillion Will Leave You Broke Bloomberg / Kevin Hassett

Bonds edge up ahead of Fed buying Reuters

Campsites demand strong, but motor home sales down Newsday / Tom Incantalupo



WA: Unemployment in perspective: Nasty nationally, not as bad here – yet Seattle Times / Jon Talton

Hamptons Homes Drop Most Since Realtors Kept Records Bloomberg / Oshrat Carmiel

Deficit surges at agency that insures pensions AP via Houston Chronicle / Deb Riechman

U.S. Considers Stripping SEC of Power in Rules Revamp Bloomberg / Robert Schmidt and Jesse Westbrook

Another 6,400 workers to lose jobs at HP AP via San Francisco Chronicle

Is Craigslist the target of an internet witchhunt? Christian Science Monitor / Matthew Shaer

The cost of borrowing for banks falls to pre-crunch levels The Economist

Bonds Lead The Way Forbes / Matthew Craft

HP cuts outlook and jobs - PC sales slump CNN / David Goldman

Preparing For The Bull Market Forbes / Michael Maiello and Michael Noer

Banks Worry About Next Wave of Loan Defaults NY Post / John Crudele

You haven't learned your lesson CNN / Paul R. La Monica

Obama's Fuel Fantasy Forbes / Jerry Flint

Barack Obama introduces tough new emissions rules for cars The Economist

Obama Should Reappoint Bernanke Forbes / Brian S. Wesbury and Robert Stein

U.S. Needs More Inflation to Speed Recovery, Say Mankiw, Rogoff Bloomberg / Rich Miller

Pimco’s El-Erian Sees Heightened Government Role, Slower Growth Bloomberg / Thomas R. Keene and Dakin Campbell

Tuesday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Home Depot profit rises on fewer charges AP via Houston Chronicle

Savings Banks Tied To Housing Markets Forbes / Oxford Analytica

Dollar lower after housing starts plunge Marketwatch / Deborah Levine

U.S. housing starts, permits hit record lows in April Reuters

Housing Starts Hurt by Steep Drop in Apartment Building NY Times / Jack Healy

Oil back down near $59 on market uncertainty AP via Houston Chronicle / Pablo Gorondi

German Investor Confidence Rises to Three-Year High Bloomberg / Gabi Thesing

Nabiullina Says Russian Economy May Shrink up to 8% Bloomberg / Alex Nicholson and Ellen Pinchuk

Obama Backs Pelosi as Republicans Step Up Pressure in CIA Flap Bloomberg / Heidi Przybyla and Hans Nichols

Audit the Fed, Then End It! Lew Rockwell / Ron Paul

Treasuries Little Changed as Inflation Forecasts, Stocks Rise Bloomberg / Wes Goodman

Food stamp stimulus hits state economies / Christine Vestal

Home Depot Girds for Continued Weakness NY Times / Louis Uchitelle

Asian Stocks Rise on Growth Optimism; Toyota, PetroChina Gain Bloomberg / Jonathan Burgos

Yen Weakens Versus Higher-Yielding Currencies as Stocks Advance Bloomberg / Ron Harui

Stevens Says Australia Economy Aided By Rate Cuts, China Growth Bloomberg / Jacob Greber

Australian economy unlikely to bounce Reuters / Anirban Nag

China ‘Struggling’ on Weak Exports, Oppenheimer Says Bloomberg / Allen Wan and Veronica Navarro Espinosa


Backing Muni Bonds Could Hit Taxpayers Investors Business Daily / David Hogberg

Tests Laid On Less Stress Than Fed Forecast Forbes / Joshua Zumbrun

Yes, Virginia, There Is A Bull Market Forbes / Martin T. Sosnoff

Fed Officials Raised Prospect of More Bond Purchases Bloomberg / Craig Torres

Fed Predicts Full Economic Recovery Could Take Years Washington Post / Annys Shin

Minutes of Federal Open Market Committee, April 28-29, 2009 Federal Reserve Board

US RATE FUTURES-See no Fed hike before new year Reuters

Americans pare back debt in frugality trend San Francisco Chronicle / Tom Abate

U.S. Stocks Retreat as Banks, Hewlett-Packard Shares Slump Bloomberg / Eric Martin

California budget nightmare CNN / Tami Luhby

IRS: Our auditors gun for millionaires Reuters via CNN

Oil hits six-month high before holiday weekend AP via Houston Chronicle / Chris Kahn

Japan's woeful economic peformance may mean that things can't get any worse The Economist

Where swine flu has hit hardest The Economist

New Parts Dept. NY Post / Paul Tharp and Mark DeCambre

Is The Federal Reserve Overreaching? Forbes / Thomas F. Cooley

Federal Reserve Events Reuters

Fed Gives Wall Street Its Digits Forbes / Carl Gutierrez

Economists Stuck in 1930s Need a Decade Update Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

America goes on furlough CNN / Beth Kowitt

Wednesday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

VIX Falls to Lowest Level Since Lehman’s Bankruptcy Bloomberg / Jeff Kearns and Gareth Gore

A Bouncing Baby Bull! Forbes / Michael Maiello

Deere 2Q profit tumbles 38 percent AP via Sacramento Bee / Daniel Lovering

Target posts 13 percent drop in 1st-quarter profit AP via Miami Herald / Anne D’Innocenzio

Treasury Yields Hold Near One-Week High as Credit Markets Gain Bloomberg / Wes Goodman

Recession shrinks buyer choices Orlando Sentinel / Beth Kassab

It's make or break for the market Marketwatch / Todd Harrison

Seven bullish timers Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

Most Asian Stocks Rise; Mitsubishi, BHP Gain as Oil Advances Bloomberg / Jonathan Burgos

Pelosi Offers Republicans ‘Beautiful Target’ in Row With CIA Bloomberg / Jonathan D. Salant

Politicians line up to help threatened dealers Washington Times / William Ehart

Make sure your broker has you covered by SIPC USA Today / Matt Krantz

Yen edges up vs euro, commodity currencies Reuters

Australian Dollar Weakens as Consumer Confidence, Stocks Slide Bloomberg / Candice Zachariahs

Yen, Dollar Strengthen on Concern Recession Will Be Prolonged Bloomberg / Theresa Barraclough and Ron Harui

Japan's economy in record plunge BBC News

Japan’s Economy Shrank Record 15.2% Last Quarter Bloomberg / Jason Clenfield

UK: Alistair Darling predicts UK recession will be over by Christmas London Times / Gary Duncan and Philip Webster

Moody’s Unlikely to Cut Japan’s Debt Rating in 2010, Byrne Says Bloomberg / Keiko Ujikane


When bulls chase their tails The Economist

We'll never know what fixed this economy Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Jack Markowitz

Prospects for an Economic Recovery Federal Reserve Bank of Boston / Eric S. Rosengren

A Perspective on the Outlook, Output Gaps, and Price Stability Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia Charles I. Plosser

Inflation risks higher than many think, Plosser says Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

S&P Dips Below 900 On Unemployment Data / Mark Glassman

Dow slump extends to 3rd day CNN / Ben Rooney

Lenovo shares dive after quarterly loss Marketwatch

Chrysler dealer: 'They're making it impossible' CNN / Steven Gray

Dueling speeches: Obama and Cheney Christian Science Monitor / Warren Richey

Obama demands that Israel stop settlements. How feasible is that? Christian Science Monitor / Joshua Mitnick

The incredible shrinking dollar CNN / Paul R. La Monica

United States' rating still AAA and stable: Moody's Reuters

Pimco’s Gross Says U.S. ‘Eventually’ Will Lose AAA Bloomberg / Dakin Campbell

Treasury prices spiral lower CNN / Catherine Clifford

Upper-Income Spending Declining in Early May Gallup / Dennis Jacobe

TX: More buyers interested in foreclosed homes Dallas Morning News / Steve Brown

As the dust starts to settle, which banks deserve the most plaudits? The Economist

Calm Descends On The Financial Sector Forbes / Liz Moyer

Gap Profit Falls as Consumers Trim Clothing Purchases Bloomberg / Allison Abell Schwartz

Oil drops below $61 as big rally pauses AP via Houston Chronicle / Chris Kahn

Geithner Pledges to Cut Deficit Amid Rating Concern Bloomberg / Robert Schmidt

Dick Cheney emerges as top Obama critic Reuters / Steve Holland

Obama, Cheney Clash Over Terrorism, Guantanamo, Interrogation Bloomberg / Justin Blum

It's a man's world The Economist

Dollar Is Dirt, Treasuries Are Toast, AAA Is Gone Bloomberg / Mark Gilbert

Municipal finance Federal Reserve Board / David W. Wilcox

Thursday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

U.S. Dollar to Fall Further on Stimulus Spending, Says Windheim Bloomberg / Saijel Kishan and Katherine Burton

U.S. new jobless claims drop 12,000 last week Reuters / Alister Bull

Jobless Claims in U.S. Decreased 12,000 to 631,000 Bloomberg / Bob Willis and Shobhana Chandra

U.S. Leading Economic Indicators Index Surged 1% in April Bloomberg / Shobhana Chandra

Mortgage rates tick up; 30-year at 5.24% Chicago Tribune / Mary Ellen Podmolik

Fed Officials Unconvinced Economy’s ‘Stabilization’ to Persist Bloomberg / Scott Lanman and Steve Matthews

Greenspan: U.S. economy improved, banks need funds Reuters

U.S. Leading Economic Indicators Index Probably Rose in April Bloomberg / Shobhana Chandra

Retail spending habits change LA Times via Detroit News / Tiffany Hsu

Fed Reluctant to Guarantee Muni Borrowings as Hearings Begin Bloomberg / Michael McDonald

Treasuries Little Changed as Fed to Buy for 3rd Time This Week Bloomberg / Wes Goodman

Gold glisters for investors, but not consumers Independent / Sarah Arnott

Greenspan Says Banks Still Have a ‘Large’ Capital Requirement Bloomberg / Alison Fitzgerald

U.S. Insurer of Pensions Sees Flood of Red Ink NY Times / Eric Lipton

Treasury Department Is Said to Plan Second Bailout for GMAC NY Times / Edmund L. Andrews

FL: Economist: Stimulus will replace 4.5 percent of lost Florida construction jobs St. :Petersburg Times / James Thorner

Feeling the Squeeze, Exclusive Country Clubs Get the Common Touch Washington Post / Eli Saslow

The VIX is in Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

UK: Fund managers bet on a bull market as they call the global upturn London Times / Helen Power

Asian Stocks Decline on Yen Strength, Fed Economy Prediction Bloomberg / Patrick Rial and Jonathan Burgos

Yen Rises to 8-Week High After Fed Projects a Deeper Recession Bloomberg / Theresa Barraclough and Ron Harui

UK: Boost for Gordon Brown as IMF says Britain is on course for sustainable recovery London Times / Gary Duncan, Philip Webster and Gráinne Gilmore

Plunge in Japan’s GDP takes it close to depression and raises prospect of deflation returning London Times / Leo Lewis



Commencement address Federal Reserve Board / Ben S. Bernanke

GM to cut 3,400 more white-collar U.S. jobs Detroit Free Press / Tim Higgins

Stocks fizzle ahead of holiday CNN / Ben Rooney

Treasurys fall further ahead of auctions AP via Houston Chronicle

Where will the growth come from? Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

White House says not concerned about a US credit rating cut Reuters

Treasuries Head for Weekly Loss on Supply, U.S. Credit Concern Bloomberg / Susanne Walker

Relax. The U.S. isn't a deadbeat CNN / Paul R. La Monica

The price of oil has leapt to nearly $62 a barrel. Another spike may be on the way The Economist

S.C. jobless rate reaches all-time high at 11.5% The State

N.C. jobless rate holds steady at 10.8% Raleigh News and Observer / Jonathan B. Cox

Inflation ‘Cure’ Exposed When In-Laws Move In Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

Bonds hit session lows, yields at 6-mo highs Reuters

U.S. Stock Futures Advance After Sears Posts Unexpected Profit Bloomberg / Rita Nazareth and Sarah Jones

Friday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Gold tops $960 for first time in two months as dollar weakens Marketwatch / Moming Zhou

$60 - oil's sweet spot CNN / Steve Hargreaves

Criticism grows against Obama auto rescue plan Detroit Free Press / Justin Hyde and Todd Spangler

My Conversation With Ben Bernanke, February 27, 2008 Texas Straight Talk via Lew Rockwell / Ron Paul

Treasuries Rise as Fed’s Rosengren Says Recovery to Be ‘Slow’ Bloomberg / Wes Goodman

What's the point of the rating agencies? Independent / Jeremy Warner

Relentless job losses Boston Herald / Jay Fitzgerald

Mortgage rates likely to remain stable for rest of year, analysts say LA Times / Mary Ellen Podmolik

Dollar Falls to 4-Month Low Versus Euro on U.S. Credit Outlook Bloomberg / Theresa Barraclough and Ron Harui

China's economy to hit 'soft spot' but avoid stalling Marketwatch / Chris Oliver

Bank of Japan sees signs of economic improvement Marketwatch / Myra P. Saefong and V. Phani Kumar

UK: Rating Agency Lowers Its Outlook for Britain NY Times / Julia Werdigier

EU: Heartening news for eurozone with surveys showing decline is slowing London Times / Gary Duncan


Interactions between Monetary and Fiscal Policy in the Current Situation Federal Reserve Board / Donald L. Kohn

Fed’s Kohn Says Purchases May Boost Economy, Revenue Bloomberg / Scott Lanman

Fed's Kohn says rates likely to stay low for some time Reuters / Mark Felsenthal

U.S. 10-Year Note Falls Most Since June on Supply, Credit Bloomberg / Susanne Walker

Gold bugs at last have their perfect trinity Telegraph / Ambrose Evans-Pritchard

Price worries again threaten world food outlook Reuters / Russell Blinch and Jasmin Melvin

Oil prices working their way back up Houston Chronicle / Kristen Hays

Western world is faced with the crude reality of rising oil prices Telegraph / Liam Halligan

Obama: New market awaits automakers AP via Detroit Free Press

Obama Says Dangerous Guantanamo Prisoners May Be Big Problem Bloomberg / Kim Chipman

N.C. jobless numbers hint ‘free fall' may be over Raleigh Observer / Jonathan B. Cox

NY: Long Islanders turn to less expensive brands of alcohol Newsday / Gary Dymski

NY: In the Hamptons, glitz is out, restraint is in Newsday / Dave Marcus

States keep losing jobs Washington Times / David M. Dickson

As Dollars Pile Up, Uneasy Traders Lower the Currency’s Value NY Times / Jack Healy

Japan’s Longer-Dated Bonds Fall as Rising Supply Damps Demand Bloomberg / Yasuhiko Seki

Asian Stocks Climb for Third Week in Four on India Elections Bloomberg / Patrick Rial


Banks may revive annual fees to offset credit card limits St. Louis Post Dispatch / David Nicklaus

Recession suddenly humbles high-tech sector AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer / Martha Mendoza

Goods Orders, Home Sales Probably Rose: U.S. Economy Preview Bloomberg / Courtney Schlisserman

Early retirement claims increase dramatically LA Times / Mike Dorning

Manufacturing losses give rise to auctions Detroit Free Press / John Gallagher

Rating Agencies Bring Bad News NY Post / Terry Keenan

Sellers need to get realistic about what their homes are worth LA Times / Lew Sichelman

Oil hovers above $61 ahead of OPEC meeting AP via Philadelphia Inquirer / Alex Kennedy

Vegas casinos try bargains to lure back visitors AP via Philadelphia Inquirer / Oskar Garcia

Powell Takes on Cheney, Limbaugh in Republican Battle Bloomberg / Alison Fitzgerald

More Takers for 15-Year Loans NY Times / Bob Tedeschi



The Future of Retail Banking and Payments—Developments in Global Markets: The Role of Central Banks pdf Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City / Thomas M. Hoenig

NV: Analyst predicts new-home recovery in 2012 Las Vegas Sun / Brian Wargo

SC: Jobs bills lacking despite high jobless rate The State / Gina Smith

Fed faces possibility of sweeping reforms Marketwatch / Greg Robb

Romer, Bernanke, and the Flying Donkeys Lew Rockwell / Glenn Jacobs

Zombie banks still walk among us CNN / David Ellis

Fund-industry confab will try to turn lemons into lemonade Marketwatch / Chuck Jaffe

A bear to remember Money via CNN / Allan Roth

Deficit woes likely to dog dollar for some time Reuters / Steven C. Johnson

Squeezed by economy, shoppers become swappers AP via Baltimore Sun / Barbara Ortutay

Saudia Arabia: $200 Oil In 2 Years Reuters via CNN

Global milk glut squeezes dairy farmers, consumers AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer / Christopher Leonard

Production cuts unlikely after OPEC meeting AP via MSNBC

UN Security Council Condemns North Korea Nuclear Test Bloomberg / Bill Varner

Fed's Fisher says inflation no risk Reuters

Number-crunchers needed The Economist

Credit Card Hypocrites Forbes / Michael Maiello

European Stocks Snap Two-Day Drop; Brazil, Canada Shares Rally Bloomberg / Gareth Gore and Alexander Ragir

Yen Falls as North Korea Holds Nuclear Test, Launches Missiles Bloomberg / Gavin Finch and Ron Harui

First Quarter Was New Low for World’s Developed Economies NY Times / David Jolly

Canada says deficit larger than expected AP via NY Post / Rob Gillies

German firms see optimism ahead BBC News

Recession is giving inventors time to fine-tune their ideas LA Times / Alana Semuels

Laid off? You'll likely never make as much Chicago Tribune / Greg Burns

Job Losses Push Safer Mortgages to Foreclosure NY Times / Peter S. Goodman and Jack Heal

Movie chains avoid recession's effects Chicago Tribune / Richard Verrier

Gold on verge of historic breakout? Marketwatch / Peter Brimelow

Oil Above $50 Saves Gulf States From Crisis, Lure KKR Bloomberg / Henry Meyer

Most Asian Stocks Rise, Led by Mining Shares; Kospi Declines Bloomberg / Jonathan Burgos and Patrick Rial

Yen, Dollar Rise as North Korea Nuclear Test Spurs Haven Demand Bloomberg / Yasuhiko Seki and Ron Harui


Economic crisis spurs spike in 'suburban survivalists' AP via Statesman and Lew Rockwell / Gillian Flaccus

The Fed's Monetary Policy Response to the Current Crisis Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco / Glenn D. Rudebusch

Reducing Foreclosures: No Easy Answers Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta / Christopher Foote, Kristopher Gerardi, Lorenz Goette, and Paul Willen

Obama's 'Wise Latina' Forbes / Walter Olson

Car dealer closings will add to state budget woes / Stephen C. Fehr

Treasuries Decline as Confidence Increases, Auctions Loom Bloomberg / Dakin Campbell and Susanne Walker

Top-Rated Commercial Mortgage Debt May Face Cuts Bloomberg / Sarah Mulholland

Fed and ECB must fight two battles at same time Reuters / Alister Bull and Krista Hughes

Northern Trust Corp. originated $119 million in first mortgages in March Chicago Tribune / Becky Yerak

In tough economy, store brands are in demand Orlando Sentinel / Sandra Pedicini

U.S. economy at risk of double-dip recession Reuters / Emily Kaiser

Stocks jump after consumer confidence level surges AP via Seattle Times / Tim Paradis and Madlen Read

Stocks snap 4-session losing streak CNN / Ben Rooney

Facebook sells stake in business BBC News

Crude oil settles above $62 AP via Houston Chronicle / Mark Williams

Justice not for all The Economist

Which countries will be better for business in the next five years? The Economist

The Shadow Banking System and Hyman Minsky’s Economic Journey Pimco / Paul McCulley

Moody’s Opens Pandora’s Box on AAA Debt Ratings Bloomberg / William Pesek

April economic activity shows improvement pdf Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

New Normal of 2% GDP Growth Coincides With Biggs Bloomberg / Matthew Benjamin

Consumer confidence soars in May AP via Houston Chronicle

Tuesday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

U.S. Stocks Advance, Led by Technology, Consumer Shares Bloomberg / Rita Nazareth

The Social Security Scam Ludwig von Mises Institute / Mark Brandly

The Sotomayor Nomination Forbes / Richard A. Epstein

Homes: Almost 20% cheaper CNN / Les Christie

Metro Detroit home prices fall 25.7% through March Detroit Free Press / Greta Guest

When it makes sense to rent CNN / Beth Braverman

Hottest Oil Options Show 18% Drop as Demand Falls Bloomberg / Alexander Kwiatkowski

We Have A Chinese Problem, Not A North Korean One Forbes / Gordon G. Chang

Which federal jobs reports tell full story? AP via Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Christopher Leonard

Fed's Next Task: Reeling In Lifelines Washington Post / Annys Shin

Variety of bonds beat CDs’ interest rates Boston Herald / Barry Armstrong

Localities Want U.S. To Support Muni Bonds NY Times / Leslie Wayne

Falling prices turn inflation-adjusted bonds into a loser Boston Herald / Chuck Jaffe

Treasuries Little Changed Before U.S. Home Costs, Fed Purchases Bloomberg / Wes Goodman

CD rates keep falling; shop around for deals Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Patricia Sabatini

New rules won't affect all credit cards the same way Marketwatch / Gail Liberman and Alan Lavine

Housing Hitting Bottom by June Means Fewest Starts Since 1945 Bloomberg / Kathleen M. Howley

BofA adjusts more than 64,000 home loans Bloomberg via Charlotte Observer

Show me the money Marketwatch / Irwin Kellner

No contrarian buy signal for gold Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

Oil falls below $61 ahead of OPEC, N.Korea tension pressures Reuters via Guardian / Fayen Wong

Treasury Secretary: Economic CPR Washington Post / Lois Romano

Euro Falls After Moody’s Downgrades Outlook on Bulgarian Banks Bloomberg / Yasuhiko Seki and Ron Harui

Asian Stocks Fall on Concern North Korea May Fire More Missiles Bloomberg / Jonathan Burgos

Dollar Is Near 5-Month Low Against Euro Before U.S. Debt Sales Bloomberg / Yasuhiko Seki

Aussie Rally Triggers Analyst Race to Increase Forecasts by 14% Bloomberg / Candice Zachariahs and Ye Xie

South Korea’s Consumer Confidence Increases to Two-Year High Bloomberg / Seyoon Kim


Philippine economy posts ugly surprise Marketwatch / Michael Kitchen

Condo market fights to recover as prices remain down USA Today / Julie Schmit

S&P Says U.K. Outlook Is ‘Not Secret Message’ to U.S. Bloomberg / Garth Theunissen

Why bankruptcy might not be so bad for GM Christian Science Monitor / Mark Trumbull

Dow Jones industrial average could dump GM AP via USA Today / Stephen Bernard

The new GM _ Government Motors? AP via San Francisco Chronicle / Jim Kuhnenn and Ken Thomas

Pushed towards bankruptcy The Economist

U.S. job market may need 5 years to fully heal Reuters / Emily Kaiser

Treasuries Fall on Concern Record Sales Will Overwhelm Demand Bloomberg / Dakin Campbell and Susanne Walker

Gold prices little changed as dollar gains ground AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer / Sara Lepro

Early claims soar for Social Security retirement benefits Chicago Tribune / Mike Dorning

Treasury Yield Curve Steepens to Record as Debt Sales Surge Bloomberg / Dakin Campbell

U.S. Stocks Retreat as Treasury Yields Climb, Monsanto Slides Bloomberg / Rita Nazareth

Dow's triple-digit selloff gains steam CNN / Ben Rooney

Wednesday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Staples profit falls 33 percent in 1st quarter AP via Miami Herald / Ashley M. Heher

Economist: Jobless rate among African Americans to hit 27.8% Detroit Free Press / John Gallagher

Small business lending fell off before economy did, report shows Dallas Morning News / Sheryl Jean

All That Glitters Isn't Gold Forbes / Melinda Peer

South Florida home sales up for 9th straight month Miami Herald / Monica Hatcher

U.S. recession to end soon, modest recovery seen: poll Reuters / Lucia Mutikani

America's Debt Is Still AAA Forbes / Brian S. Wesbury and Robert Stein

Many modified mortgages will default again, Fitch Ratings projects LA Times via Chicago Tribune / E. Scott Reckard

U.S. mortgage applications sink 14% Reuters via CNN

Oil hits '09 high above $63 on recovery hopes Reuters / David Sheppard

'Offshoots of recovery' for oil seen Reuters via CNN

Once Considered Unthinkable, U.S. Sales Tax Gets Fresh Look Washington Post / Lori Montgomery

The Need For Failure Forbes / Thomas F. Cooley

Treasuries Advance Before Fed Purchases, Existing Home Sales Bloomberg / Wes Goodman

For Some Airlines, Recession Doubts Are Taking a Back Seat NY Times / Caroline Brothers

U.S. will eventually adopt 'bad bank' plan, PWC says Marketwatch / Alistair Barr

Asian Stocks Rise on U.S. Consumer Confidence, Commodity Prices Bloomberg / Shani Raja

Yen Declines as Signs of U.S. Recovery Boost Demand for Yield Bloomberg / Yasuhiko Seki and Ron Harui

Japan Exports Fall at Slower Pace as Recession Eases Bloomberg / Jason Clenfield



Not so risk-free The Economist

Remarks before the Washington Association of Money Managers Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas / Richard W. Fisher

Survey of Tenth District Manufacturing Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

Fed's Fisher says recovery will be very slow Reuters / Alister Bull

Despite rise in orders, US factories still mired Christian Science Monitor / Laurent Belsie

Dell profit falls, but beats estimate Reuters / Bill Rigby

AOL Is Worth Half of Facebook, 5% of Google as Merger Is Undone Bloomberg / Jeff Kearns

What will America stand for in 2050? Christian Science Monitor / Lawrence Harrison

Barack Obama must pass the telephone test The Economist

Americans Paying 'Hidden Tax' For Medical Costs Of Uninsured Investors Business Daily / David Hogberg

EU: The worst of times, the best of times The Economist

GM offers new deal to bondholders Washington Times / Patrice Hill

Mortgage Delinquencies, Foreclosures, Rates Increase Bloomberg / Kathleen M. Howley

Stocks trade mixed following lackluster home data AP via LA Times

Worldwide music revenues fall despite rising sales The Economist

Corning Inc. raises 2nd-quarter glass guidance AP via San Francisco Chronicle

Thursday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

'Good' news: Crummy economy means less traffic San Francisco Chronicle / Michael Cabanatuan

The upside of the downturn CNN / Geoff Colvin

The Downside Of Lobbying Forbes / Oxford Analytica

Bonds falling rapidly with no end in sight NY Post / John Crudele

AMC asks bond market for $300 million, gets twice that amount Kansas city Star / Mark Davis

Treasuries Rise on Speculation High Yields Not Sustainable Bloomberg / Susanne Walker and Bo Nielsen

U.S. April durable goods orders post biggest gain in 16 months Reuters

U.S. Initial Jobless Claims Fall 13,000 to 623,000 Bloomberg / Shobhana Chandra

Costco profit just short of view Reuters

Heinz 4Q profit falls 10 percent AP via Fresno Bee

OPEC "stays the course", hopes for high prices Reuters / Simon Webb and Alex Lawler

Invisible OPEC Forbes / Lionel Laurent

Is a commercial real estate bust inevitable? CNN / Colin Barr

More Small Banks Ailing as Recession Toll Mounts NY Times / Graham Bowley

U.S. 10-Year Notes Advance Following Biggest Loss Since January Bloomberg / Wes Goodman

Inflation Fears Push Up Bond Yields NY Times / Jack Healy

Number of Home Sales Rises, but Prices Keep Plummeting Washington Post / Renae Merle

Retire debt-free Marketwatch / Robert Powell

Toys 'R' Us Is Purchasing Retailer FAO Schwarz Wall Street Journal

Asian Stocks Drop on ANZ Banking Share Sale, Lower Metal Prices Bloomberg / Jonathan Burgos and Shani Raja

New Zealand budget sees decade of government deficits Reuters / Gyles Beckford

Japan Retail Sales Fall for Eighth Month on Job Woes Bloomberg / Toru Fujioka


Rising U.S. bond yields may spark Credit Crisis II Reuters / John Parry

GM Bondholders’ New Stake Worth Five Times Old Offer Bloomberg / Caroline Salas

How many homes do banks really own? Las Vegas Sun / Brian Wargo

TX: Our downturn takes a dive Houston Chronicle / Loren Steffy

Empirical Estimates of Changing Inflation Dynamics Federal Reserve Bank of Boston / Jeff Fuhrer, Giovanni Olivei, and Geoffrey M. B. Tootell

Obama Should Tell California to Drop Dead Euro Pacific via Safehaven / Peter Schiff

Bond Vigilantes Confront Obama as Housing Falters Bloomberg / Liz Capo McCormick and Daniel Kruger

Drowning, not waving? The Economist

Friday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

U.S. Stocks Rally, Capping Three-Month Advance for S&P 500 Bloomberg / Rita Nazareth

U.S. Stocks Face Manic Future Forbes / Steve Schaefer

U.S. Economy: Consumer Sentiment Rises, Business Climate Sours Bloomberg / Shobhana Chandra and Courtney Schlisserman

Crude Oil Caps Biggest Monthly Gain Since 1999 on Dollar Drop Bloomberg / Mark Shenk

Commodities Head for Biggest Monthly Rally Since July 1974 Bloomberg / Halia Pavliva and Millie Munshi

What's driving the great bond freak out CNN / Paul R. La Monica

U.S. Economy Contracted at 5.7% Rate in First Quarter Bloomberg / Bob Willis


Setting Social Security straight gains urgency Dallas Morning News / Bob Moos

Temple of Doom: BofA Director Sloan Bails NY Post / Kaja Whitehouse

Rock-bottom mortgage interest rates likely ending Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Thomas Olson

Treasuries Pare Weekly Slide as Record Issuance Concern Eases Bloomberg / Dakin Campbell and Susanne Walker

Mortgage rates near 5 percent AP via Augusta Chronicle

U.S. Hopes To Recoup GM Outlay In 5 Years Washington Post / Peter Whoriskey

GM's junk heap CNN / Peter Valdes-Dapena

Profitable company would get tax break AP via Augusta Chronicle

Congress's Afterthought, Wall Street's Trillion Dollars Washington Post / Binyamin Appelbaum and Neil Irwin

Obama confident Sotomayor will survive efforts to undermine her nomination to Supreme Court AP via Minneapolis Star Tribune / Liz Sidoti

Critics Call Delaware a Tax Haven NY Times / Lynnley Browning

Qwest's Burnett now running school of hard knocks Denver Post / Al Lewis

Qwest stockholders win settlement Denver Post



Federal Reserve puzzled by yield curve steepening Reuters / Alister Bull

Bond Tactic Blows Up In Bernanke’s Face NY Post

You Could Use Some Quality Bonds Wall Street Journal / David Kansas

GM bondholders get short end of bankruptcy stick St. Louis Post dispatch / David Nicklaus

Treasuries, Dollar ‘Only Game in Town’ as China Buys Bloomberg / Daniel Kruger and Susanne Walker

Payrolls shrunk another half million in May, survey says Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

Unemployment in U.S. Probably Surpassed 9% in May Bloomberg / Shobhana Chandra

Adjustable mortgages out of favor Miami Herald / Patty Shillington

General Motors on the brink CNN / Chris Isidore

More parts firms to file for Chapter 11 Detroit Free Press / Jewel Gopwani

Recovery rally may be racing too fast Reuters / Emily Kaiser

After 3-month run, gains are harder on Wall Street AP via Miami Herald / Tim Paradis

Sotomayor Comments on Race Troubling, Republicans Say Bloomberg / Justin Blum and Susan Decker

Commentary: Meet an investing expert who owns 62 mutual funds Marketwatch / Chuck Jaffe

Curse this trend: Swearing on the rise McClatchy via Charlotte Observer / Diane Stafford

Why Britain is turning into France London Times / Matthew Lynn

Recession no way to better health Baltimore Sun via Chicago Tribune / Jay Hancock

Illinois no stranger when it comes to bank failures Chicago Tribune / Becky Yerak

Nation’s Love for New Cars Is on the Wane NY Times / Micheline Maynard

Cubs sale complicated by broadcast contracts Chicago Tribune / Ameet Sachdev and Michael Oneal