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The US Economy ain't Looking Too Bright Brookes News via Safehaven / Gerard Jackson

Squeaking by on $300,000 Washington Post / Anne Hull

Welcome to the jobless recovery AP via Tacoma News Tribune / Christopher Leonard

Credit card companies tighten clamps on customers St. Petersburg Times / Jeff Harrington

Germany and France do not make a recovery, but things are on the up Independent / Hamish McRae

Housing, Factory Declines Probably Eased: U.S. Economy Preview Bloomberg / Shobhana Chandra

If jobs don't return, is it really a recovery? San Francisco Chronicle / Kathleen Pender

Home Prices: There's No Quick Recovery Ahead Wall Street Journal / Brett Arends

Housing starts and sales expected to rise modestly in July Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

Mutual-fund's reassuring promise comes at a high price Marketwatch / Chuck Jaffe

Facebook on its way to being social superpower San Francisco Chronicle / Benny Evangelista

After health care, U.S. to take on Social Security AP via San Francisco Chronicle / Tom Raum

MI: Jobless residents pay up as Michigan saves pretty penny Detroit Free Press / Susan Tompor

I Say Spend. You Say No. We’re in Love. NY Times / Catherine Rampell

Israeli Economy Returns to Growth in Second Quarter Bloomberg / Jonathan Ferziger

Bank of England’s Sentance Sees Return to U.K. Growth This Year Bloomberg / Svenja O’Donnell


What Bernanke means to say is … Denver Post / Al Lewis

Buy Muni Bonds Over Stocks Forbes / Michael Toporek

History’s lesson: No recovery without consumer spending Christian Science Monitor / Mark Trumbull

Fed Cuts Pimco, Goldman From Mortgage-Bond Program Bloomberg / Jody Shenn

Cash-for-clunkers boost Japanese car sales FT / Bernard Simon

Behind stock-market jitters: Housing market? Christian Science Monitor / Mark Trumbull

Stocks plunge as investors worry about consumers AP via Charlotte Observer / Tim Paradis

Illinois corruption includes state’s largest school systems Christian Science Monitor / Mark Guarino

90 percent of U.S. bills carry traces of cocaine CNN / Madison Park

Greenspan sees strong finish to 2009, worries on 2010 Reuters / Emily Kaiser

Labor productivity jump could mean fewer jobs created Marketwatch / Irwin Kellner

Fed Extends TALF Program for Commercial Real Estate Bloomberg / Scott Lanman

China Buys Treasuries, Proving Dollar Demise Overdone Bloomberg / Daniel Kruger and Anchalee Worrachate

Commercial real estate gets worse USA Today / Paul Davidson

Panning for gold makes a comeback in bad economy USA Today / John Waggoner

Gold, other metals fall as dollar rallies, stocks retreat Marketwatch / Polya Lesova and Laura Mandaro

Dollar rises on continued worries about consumers Seattle Times

Credit card defaults show signs of stabilizing Reuters / Juan Lagorio and Elinor Comlay

Mortgage delinquency rate hits an all-time high AP via MSNBC

August home-builder sentiment highest in year Reuters

IL: July home sales post first monthly year-over-year gain in 2 years Chicago Tribune / Mary Ellen Podmolik

CA: S.D. home prices continue rebound San Diego Union Tribune / Roger Showley

Stocks Skid On Economic Worries Monday Forbes / Peter C. Beller

Stocks tumble on consumer fears CNN / Alexandra Twin

Lenders to take over Reader's Digest in Chapter 11 filing Journal News / Jerry Gleeson

Liberal Democrats fight healthcare shift Reuters / John Whitesides

Japan: A hollow recovery Economist

Remittances held up well in 2008, but this year will be much worse Economist

Lightning Bolt Economist

Bonds climb as investors seek safety Reuters via CNN

Fed extends loans to help consumers, small business AP via USA Today / Martin Crutsinger

Crude futures drop sharply as global equities post losses Marketwatch / Polya Lesova

Dollar strengthens on global equity weakness Reuters via CNN

Lowe's Net Drops Amid Sluggish Sales Wall Street Journal / Mary Ellen Lloyd

Monday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Stocks plunge at opening on Wall Street AP via LA Times

Goldman Sachs’s Cohen Says Recession Is Ending ‘Now’ Bloomberg / Thomas R. Keene and Lynn Thomasson

How To Get Rich . . . and Why Lew Rockwell / Gary North

States plug budget holes, for now / Pamela M. Prah

Treasuries Gain as Stocks Fall, Demand for Corporate Debt Wanes Bloomberg / Wes Goodman

Some saw the housing bubble and sold; trick now is spotting the bottom LA Times / Peter Y. Hong

No light yet at end of California real-estate tunnel Wall Street Journal via Marketwatch / Brett Arends

Lennar, Homebuilders Begin to Appeal After Pain Bloomberg / John Dorfman

The Paper That Doesn’t Want to Be Free NY Times / Eric Pfanner

More share space to shave costs in recession San Francisco Chronicle / Carolyn Said

Grabbing their penny's worth Chicago Tribune / Sandra M. Jones

Oil falls below $67 on weak US consumption AP via NY Post / Alex Kennedy

Raw sugar, coffee fall as dollar strengthens Reuters via Guardian

Asian Stocks Decline Most in Three Months on Growth Concerns Bloomberg / Shani Raja and Patrick Rial

King Crushing Pound as U.K. ‘Can’t Afford’ Strength Bloomberg / Anna Rascouet and Lukanyo Mnyanda

Yen Rises to Two-Week High as Japan’s Growth Misses Estimates Bloomberg / Yoshiaki Nohara and Ron Harui

Japan Joins Recent Wave Of Economic Expansion Washington Post / Blaine Harden

Japan Economy Grows 3.7%, Emerges From Worst Postwar Recession Bloomberg / Jason Clenfield and Tatsuo Ito

As the global economy pivots, we face years of looming austerity Independent / Stephen King


Hope can fuel bulls' charge as stocks rally despite worries USA Today / Adam Shell

Unemployment Spike Compounds Foreclosure Crisis Washington Post / Renae Merle

Critic faults Fed in way it handled crisis St. Louis Post Dispatch / David Nicklaus

S&P turns slighly less pessimistic about California's credit rating San Francisco Chronicle / Kathleen Pender

Credit card interest rates up 20 percent in six months, study says St. Petersburg Times / Jeff Harrington

Emerging Markets in the New Normal Pimco / Curtis Mewbourne

Treasuries Fall as Stocks Gain, Single-Family Starts Increase Bloomberg / Cordell Eddings and Sapna Maheshwari

Is an FHA-Insured Mortgage Right for You? / AnnaMaria Andriotis

Back-to-school shoppers keep tight budgets Detroit News / Jaclyn Trop

The Consumer Recovery Forbes / David Serchuk

U.S. Markets Wrap: Stocks, Oil Advance as Target Tops Estimates Bloomberg / Kayla Carrick and Stuart Wallace

Apart from services, H-P has some issues Marketwatch / Therese Poletti

HP sees biz stabilizing as PC shipments rise CNN / David Goldman

Tuesday Turnaround for Major Indexes / Will Swarts

The Free Market as Regulator Texas Straight Talk via Safehaven / Ron Paul

Obama Goes Postal, Lands in Dead-Letter Office Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

Health Care Checkup Forbes / Brian Wingfield and David Whelan

Democrats Demand Obama Keep Government Health Plan Bloomberg / Catherine Dodge and Edwin Chen

Nows a pretty scary time to invest in the markets NY Post / John Crudele

Earnings data help stocks regain ground after drop AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer / Sara Lepro

Saks loss widens in 2Q but smaller than expected AP via The State

Oil rebounds alongside stocks to more than $68 AP via Newsday

TREASURIES-Little changed as higher stocks offset data Reuters / Chris Reese

Pimco’s Clarida Forecasts 2% Growth in ‘New Normal’ Bloomberg / Ken Prewitt and Sapna Maheshwari

Less junk mail: Good for you, bad for economy CNN / Aaron Smith

Which industries are viewed most positively by Americans? Economist

Fewer -- but happier – customers Marketwatch / Emily Glazer

Turnaround 'will not be simple' BBC News

Housing Starts in U.S. Fell on Multi-Family Units Bloomberg / Shobhana Chandra and Bob Willis

Producer Prices in U.S. Decline More Than Forecast Bloomberg / Courtney Schlisserman

U.S. Economy Faces ‘Bumpy’ Recovery, Economist Mickey Levy Says Bloomberg / Vincent Del Giudice

Tuesday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Cost cuts help Home Depot beat estimates Reuters / Dhanya Skariachan

TJX, T.J. Maxx Owner, Says Profit Rose as Clothing Sales Gained Bloomberg / Allison Abell Schwartz and Greg Bensinger

PIMCO'S El-Erian: U.S. stock rally has hit a wall Reuters / Jennifer Ablan and Dan Burns

Luxury cars languish as buyers in recession shun flashy rides USA Today / Chris Woodyard

Cap-and-Trade Bill ‘Out of Control,’ Former Senator Wirth Says Bloomberg / Kim Chipman

Budgets overshadow social, political highlights / Pamela M. Prah

Weak sales, joblessness harm recovery Washington Post / Patrice Hill

Satisfaction with U.S. cars at all-time high Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Don Hammonds

Inflation and the Fall of the Roman Empire Lew Rockwell / Joseph Peden

Bank of America reports lower losses Pittsburgh Tribune Review

Oil steady above $67; eyes inventory data, hurricane Reuters via Guardian / Jennifer Tan

Yen retreats as stocks offer risk trades respite Reuters via Guardian / Kaori Kaneko

Euro Gains Against Dollar, Yen on Optimism Recession Is Easing Bloomberg / Yoshiaki Nohara and Ron Harui

Treasuries Drop Before Report That May Show Home Starts Rose Bloomberg / Wes Goodman

Tax Bills Put Pressure on Struggling Homeowners NY Times / Jack Healy

Out of Cash and Forced to Dig Deep NY Times / Brigid Schulte

CUB says consumers waste hundreds on cell service Chicago Tribune / Wailin Wong

Cooperatives Being Pushed as an Alternative to a Government Plan Washington Post / David S. Hilzenrath and Alec MacGillis

Most Asian Stocks Fall Amid Growth Concerns; James Hardie Rises Bloomberg / Patrick Rial

Japan Economic Recovery May Falter After Second-Quarter Bounce Bloomberg / Jason Clenfield and Tatsuo Ito

German Investor Confidence Probably Rose After Recession Ended Bloomberg / Frances Robinson

Australia’s RBA Sees Danger of Raising Rates Too Soon Bloomberg / Jacob Greber



Muni Bonds: Why States Are Chasing Retail Investors Business Week / David Bogoslaw

If Inflation Is a Monetary Phenomenon, Is U.S. Hyperinflation a Clear and Present Danger? Northern Trust via Safehaven / Paul Kasriel

U.S. mortgage bond yield premiums rise on Fed angst Reuters / Al Yoon

Let’s Kill the Tax-Exempt Municipal Bond Market: Chart of Day Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

Texas bank hit by California dreaming Fortune via CNN / Colin Barr

Homes still affordable - really affordable CNN / Les Christie

Chicago heiress is out $1.7 billion Chicago Tribune / Ameet Sachdev

Buffett says unchecked U.S. debt threatens economy: report Reuters

Treasuries Gain as Risk Aversion Increases, Fed Purchases Debt Bloomberg / Cordell Eddings

Treasuries stay course as riskier assets flag Reuters / John Parry

Wednesday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

White House may push health care without GOP CNN

Which countries have launched most rockets into space? Economist

CO: Xcel disconnections surge in Colorado Denver Post / Mark Jaffe

Mortgage applications rise as rates fall: MBA Marketwatch / Amy Hoak

E-Trade's monthly volume falls 4 percent in July AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer

Obama Snares Palin, Media in Wide Blame-Game Net Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

Arguments for a sharp correction in stocks keep building Chicago Tribune / Gail MarksJarvis

Deere's earnings fall 27 percent Reuters

Stocks brace for selloff CNN

After Taking In the Clunkers, Car Dealers Report an Extended Wait for the Cash Washington Post / Dana Hedgpeth and Peter Whoriskey

The Pay Czar's Dilemma Forbes / Thomas F. Cooley

Buffett Says U.S. Federal Debt Poses Risks to Economy, Dollar Bloomberg / Shamim Adam

Pimco Says Dollar to Weaken as Reserve Status Erodes Bloomberg / Garfield Reynolds and Wes Goodman

CVS latest to nix Glenn Beck ads Boston Herald / Jay Fitzgerald

Gold demand slides from start of year as optimism perks up Marketwatch / Brittany Levine

OPEC Should Maintain Output Quotas, Kuwait’s Oil Minister Says Bloomberg / Fiona MacDonald and Ayesha Daya

Happy 5th birthday, Google! Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

China Stocks Fall, Driving Benchmark Index Close to Bear Market Bloomberg

Yen Gains as Chinese Stock Declines Spur Demand for Safety Bloomberg / Rocky Swift

German July Producer Prices Drop Most in 60 Years Bloomberg / Gabi Thesing and Christian Vits

UK: 'Sticky' prices lift hopes of recovery Independent / Sean O’ Grady

Japan: Two Reasons to Be Skeptical About 3.7% Growth Bloomberg / William Pesek


Ron Paul stays on message USA Today via Lew Rockwell / Chuck Raasch

For companies, mountains of cash show high anxiety Reuters / Caroline Valetkevitch

Time for retirees to look to bonds Marketwatch / Robert Powell

Bond Risk Falls Most in Almost Two Weeks as Recession Eases Bloomberg / Bryan Keogh and Abigail Moses

Mortgage Delinquencies Rise as U.S. Home Prices Fall Bloomberg / Kathleen M. Howley

Fired U.S. Workers Seek Health Plans as Subsidy Wanes Bloomberg / Margaret Collins

Pelosi Says She Can’t Pass Bill Without Public Option Bloomberg / Kristin Jensen and Joseph Galante

Oracle Gets Government Approval for $7.4 Billion Sun Takeover Bloomberg / Rochelle Garner and Connie Guglielmo

U.S. Markets Wrap: Stocks Climb on Economic Gains as Bonds Rise Bloomberg / Kayla Carrick

Bernanke's Look Back Forbes / Carl Gutierrez

Fed Assets Increase 2.3% on Buying of MBS, Treasuries Bloomberg / Craig Torres

U.S. starts long, gradual and fragile recovery Reuters / Burton Frierson

Economic indicators are up. Does it matter? Christian Science Monitor / Mark Trumbull

U.S. Economy: Philadelphia Gauge, Leading Index Rise Bloomberg / Shobhana Chandra and Courtney Schlisserman

Clunkers: Toyota passes GM as top seller CNN / Peter Valdes-Dapena

Prime Mortgages Are Failing Forbes / Carl Gutierrez

What is the Condition of U.S. Savings? Ludwig von Mises Institute / Frank Shostak

An alternative Big Mac Index Economist

Swap Spreads Narrow as Libor Falls, 10-Year Nears Resistance Bloomberg / Liz Capo McCormick

Treasury Two-Year Notes Fall as U.S. Announces Auction Amounts Bloomberg / Cordell Eddings

Bond Risk Falls as Indicators Show Recession May Have Ended Bloomberg / Bryan Keogh and Abigail Moses

Business Outlook Survey pdf Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Thursday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Gold futures dip as economic woes lift dollar Marketwatch / Nick Godt

Natural-gas futures tumble as supplies rise; oil is volatile Marketwatch / Polya Lesova

CA: Mortgage defaults rise to record 13% LA Times / Martin Zimmerman

Obama's deficit woes linger despite new number Reuters / Jeff Mason

U, V or W for recovery Economist

AIG stock soars 30% on CEO's optimism CNN / David Goldman

Treasury yields near one-month low before auction announcement Marketwatch / Deborah Levine

What the Government really said about housing NY Post / John Crudele

Sears posts surprise loss as housing woes weigh Reuters / Tom Hals

Barnes & Noble Profit Falls 20% on Weak Store Traffic Wall Street Journal / Mike Barris

U.S. Initial Jobless Claims Rose by 15,000 to 576,000 Bloomberg / Courtney Schlisserman

Economic warnings underpin dollar Marketwatch / William L. Watts and Deborah Levine

U.K. Has Record July Deficit as Recession Curbs Taxes Bloomberg / Reed V. Landberg

FDIC May Add to Special Fees as Mounting Failures Drain Reserve Bloomberg / Alison Vekshin

Your tough week in the markets Marketwatch / David Callaway

S&P 500 P-E says investors are looking for improved earnings USA Today / Matt Krantz

Leading Economic Index May Show U.S. Recession Is Close to Over Bloomberg / Bob Willis

White House to Cut Deficit Estimate for 2009 to $1.58 Trillion Bloomberg / Brian Faler and Roger Runningen

Town-Hall Turmoil Causes Trauma for Obama Health-Care Overhaul Bloomberg / John McCormick

Thrifty home growers cultivating backyard crops AP via Washington Times / Steve Szkotak

UK: City taken by surprise as Bank of England’s figures herald end of recession London Times / Gráinne Gilmore

Treasuries Fall as Gains in Asian Stocks Cut Demand for Safety Bloomberg / Wes Goodman

Spending Quandaries Mount as the Recession Continues Washington Post / Michelle Singletary

Bernanke, a Hero to His Own, Can’t Shake Critics NY Times / Edmund L. Andrews

Oil steady above $72 after 4 pct surge; eyes US data Reuters / Jennifer  Tan

Asian Stocks Advance on Crude Oil, QBE Earnings; CSL Declines Bloomberg / Jonathan Burgos

Yen Weakens as Gain in Asian Equities Spurs Demand for Yield Bloomberg / Ron Harui

Taiwan’s Economic Decline Probably Slowed on Exports to China Bloomberg / Janet Ong

Japan Spending to Push Yields Near 1-Year High, Daiwa SMBC Says Bloomberg / Nobuyuki Akama


Beware Of Bonds Forbes / Matthew Craft

Bagehot's Dictum in Practice: Formulating and Implementing Policies to Combat the Financial Crisis Federal Reserve Board / Brian F. Madigan

Jobless rate leaps to 13.1 percent in Las Vegas Las Vegas Sun / Cy Ryan

Dough for Dumps? Euro Pacific via Safehaven / Peter Schiff

Foreign banks can't save everyone CNN / Colin Barr

Oracle's billionaire CEO gets $84.5M pay package Seattle Times / Jordan Robertson

It's official: Chicago Cubs to sell to Ricketts family Chicago Tribune / Ameet Sachdev

Better Off Fed Forbes / Carl Gutierrez

HIGHLIGHTS: Bernanke's speech at Jackson Hole Fed conference Reuters

Bernanke says prospects for return to global growth good Reuters / Mark Felsenthal and Kristina Cooke

Loans End Six-Week Rally as Investors Pull Out, Defaults Soar Bloomberg / Emre Peker

Stocks jump as Bernanke says economy near recovery AP via San Francisco Chronicle / Sara Lepro

Friday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

To Opponents Of The Stimulus Forbes / Bruce Bartlett

Poll Finds Confidence in Obama Declines, Washington Post Reports Bloomberg / James Kraus

Yard sales booming in tough times Miami Herald / Joel Poelhuis

FL: Jobless rate in Florida at 10.7 percent Orlando Sentinel / Jim Stratton

California's unemployment rate hits record high LA Times / Alana Semuels

Reflections on a Year of Crisis Federal Reserve Board / Ben S. Bernanke

Bernanke: Economy could grow soon CNN / Chris Isidore

CIT Bonds Sold to Widows Have Fine Print That Pimco Resists Bloomberg / Caroline Salas and Pierre Paulden

U.S. Existing Home Sales Jump to Highest Level in Two Years Bloomberg / Shobhana Chandra

December gold futures rise ahead of Bernanke Marketwatch / Nick Godt

Why Obama May -- or May Not -- Reappoint Fed Chairman Bernanke Washington Post / Neil Irwin

Bernanke's tough task: Withdrawing emergency aid AP via Newsday / Jeannine Aversa

Treasuries Rise as Asian Stocks Fall, China May Curb Lending Bloomberg / Wes Goodman

U.S. Economy Stops Shrinking, Heads for Expansion, Index Shows Bloomberg / Bob Willis

Rise of the Super-Rich Hits a Sobering Wall NY Times / David Leonhardt and Geraldine Fabrikant

Foreclosures keep climbing McClatchy via Chicago Tribune / Kevin G. Hall

Sales of Existing U.S. Homes Probably Climbed as Prices Fell Bloomberg / Shobhana Chandra

Surprising sentiment Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

Stiglitz Says Dollar as Good Store of Value Is ‘Questionable’ Bloomberg / Shiyin Chen

Asian Currencies: Won Leads Weekly Drop as China Curbs Lending Bloomberg / David Yong

Most Failing Banks Are Doing It the Old-School Way NY Times / Floyd Norris

Weekly wrap: Doing the math on state jobs / Stephen C. Fehr

CA: Stimulus funds in California mostly go to routine projects, study says LA Times / Alana Semuels



Movie theaters cut back on printing show times in newspapers as more moviegoers go online AP South Florida Sun Sentinel / David Twiddy

ECB's Trichet warns on complacency as economy heals Reuters / Mark Felsenthal

Biographical information on Fed chief Ben Bernanke AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer

Durability of global recovery in doubt AP via MSNBC / Eugene Hoshiko

U.S. Stocks Rise, Sending S&P 500 to Highest Level in 10 Months Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton

Fed's rate path, inflation aims may clash: economist Reuters / Mark Felsenthal

Indebted for life? More retirees burdened by debt AP via Journal News / Dave Carpenter

Dow Average May Change Name as News Corp. Explores Index Sale Bloomberg / Sarah Rabil and Lynn Thomasson

Chicago Cubs Sold to TD Ameritrade’s Ricketts for $845 Million Bloomberg / Adam Satariano

Dollar, Yen Decline as Recovering Economy Eases Refuge Appeal Bloomberg / Sapna Maheshwari and Ye Xie

America May Need to Find Another Financier NY Times / Floyd Norris

Treasuries Fall on Recovery Signs as $109 Billion Auctions Loom Bloomberg / Daniel Kruger

World Bankers Suggest Rebound May Be Under Way NY Times / Edmund L. Andrews

Obama's healthcare messages are backfiring, strategists say LA Times / Peter Nicholas

Obama May Abandon Effort to Reach Health Deal With Republicans Bloomberg / Edwin Chen

More goods left behind as shoppers think twice AP via Houston Chronicle / Anne D’Innocenzio

Who needs gasoline if you have old beer? LA Times / Susan Carpenter

Asian Stocks Post Weekly Drop on Concern China’s Growth to Slow Bloomberg / Patrick Rial

World Economy Emerging From Worst Recession Since World War II Bloomberg / Rich Miller and Alison Sider


U.S. patients travel overseas for savings AP via Denver Post / Tom Murphy

Roubini warns of double-dip recession: report Reuters

A sign of economic recovery: Factory output is growing USA Today / Paul Davidson and Paul Wiseman

Shoppers show a frugal streak AP via Houston Chronicle / Emily Fredrix

Waiting for the rain to fall Houston Chronicle / Scott Burns

Do you Yahoo? Probably. CNN / David Goldman

Wall Street hopes to extend hot streak CNN / Alexandra Twin

Central bankers stress not rushing for exits Reuters / Kristina Cooke and Mark Felsenthal

Swine Flu may not be the right vaccine for Obamacare NY Post / Terry Keenan

Millions face shrinking Social Security payments USA Today / Stephen Ohlemacher

Gas prices steady despite oil surge CNN

There’s interest in house pricing NY Post / John Crudele

Economic turmoil of past may have lasting effect on our expectation for future Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Bill Toland

Consumer Spending Probably Decelerated: U.S. Economy Preview Bloomberg / Timothy R. Homan

Why U.S. jobs machine is on the blink Seattle Times / Jon Talton

Good or bad, Fed chair has left mark AP via Wichita Eagle / Jeannine Aversa

Wall Street hopes to extend hot streak CNN / Alexandra Twin

Democrats Looking at Alternatives to Bipartisan Bill Bloomberg / Heidi Przybyla

Educated liberal's take on health care exasperates St. Louis Post Dispatch / Jack Markowitz

Concern, Doubts From the Left on Obama's Health-Care Plan Washington Post / Don Balz

Retail could be future of health industry Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Bill Toland

Leveraged ETFs get bad rap as investor trap Marketwatch / Chuck Jaffe

CA: In the Mother Lode, a new gold rush LA Times / Alana Semuels

CA: Speedup for paying state income taxes lies ahead Sacramento Bee / Dale Kasler

CA: Lines of jobless growing longer San Francisco Chronicle / Carolyn Jones

Harness power of the sun with solar gadgets Orlando Sentinel / Etan Horowitz

The money- happiness link Chicago Tribune / Gregory Karp


Pimco’s McCulley Says Bond Bull Market Has Peaked Bloomberg / Thomas R. Keene and Susanne Walker

Obama to name Bernanke to 2nd term as Fed chief Reuters / Ross Colvin and Patricia Zengerle

Bernanke reappointment likely safest path Marketwatch / Michael Kitchen

Denis M. Hughes Named Chairman of the New York Fed Board of Directors, Lee C. Bollinger Named Deputy Chairman Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Regional Economy - August pdf Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Midwest Manufacturing Output Rose in July pdf Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Mr. Market Chokes on Obama-Style Health Care Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

Without Prospects, They're Prospectors Washington Post / Karl Vick

Gasoline prices fall in California, most of U.S. LA Times / Ronald D. White

Canada: Shoppers' spending spree puts recession on the run Globe and Mail / Kevin Carmichael

Treasuries Gain After Fed Buys Securities, Stocks Pare Gains Bloomberg / Cordell Eddings

Treasurys add to gains after Fed's big buyback Marketwatch / Deborah Levine

Economy was still in recession in July Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

Almighty dollar is not so mighty, but ... CNN / Paul R. La Monica

Oil near $75 a barrel on economic optimism AP via USA Today

U.S. Stocks Erase Advance as SunTrust CEO Predicts Bank Losses Bloomberg / Jeff Kearns

Bank of America Shuns Card Debt, Ducks Subprime Label Bloomberg / Peter Eichenbaum and Sarah Mulholland

NY: Filings threaten recovery NY Post / Catherine Curan

CA: When the housing crash ends, how will Sacramento grow? Sacramento Bee / Jim Wasserman

Swine Flu May Infect Half of U.S., Kill 90,000, Report Says Bloomberg / Tom Randall

Bank of Israel Raises Key Rate, First Bank to Act Bloomberg / Louis Meixler

Pimco’s McCulley Says Bond Bull Market Has Bottomed Bloomberg / Thomas R. Keene and Susanne Walker

Unemployment Takes Lasting Toll Forbes / Oxford Analytica

Mortgage Relief That's No Help To Homeowners Forbes / Maurna Desmond

Facebook to boost staff by 50% in 2009: report Reuters

World stocks power to 10-month high Reuters / Natsuko Waki

Oil prices gain to around $74 on recovery hopes AP via Houston Chronicle

MI: Granholm to announce high-speed rail plans AP via Detroit Free Press

Bond Bears Dumping Two-Year Treasuries Defy History Bloomberg / Oliver Biggadike and Daniel Kruger

Treasury Yields Near One-Week High as Asian Stocks Extend Gains Bloomberg / Wes Goodman

The Man Who Sells America’s I.O.U.’s NY Times / Robert Pear

Roubini Sees Increasing Risks of Double-Dip Global Recession Bloomberg / Shamim Adam

CEO's performance earns him praise in Washington Chicago Tribune / Greg Burns

Health-care reform: Medical insurers poised to reap a healthy 'bonanza' Chicago Tribune / Tom Hamburger and Kim Geiger

$20 gasoline? There's a bright side LA Times / Ed Crooks

Yen, Dollar Decline as Recovering Economy Damps Refuge Demand Bloomberg / Yasuhiko Seki

Asian Stocks Advance on Signs Global Recovery Is Strengthening Bloomberg / Shani Raja and Masaki Kondo

Asia’s Recovery Highlights China’s Ascendance NY Times / Nelson D. Schwartz

After 48 Years, Julia Child Has a Big Best Seller, Butter and All Ny Times / Stephanie Clifford



Corporate Bonds Are Overpriced Forbes / Matthew Craft

Statement by Chairman Bernanke on his renomination by President Obama Federal Reserve Board / Ben S. Bernanke

The Klunkers comment on ‘Cash for clunkers’ NY Post / John Crudele

Bernanke Team May Have New Look as Second Term Begins Bloomberg / Scott Lanman

A History of Encores at the Fed NY Times

Bonds rise after decent 2-year auction Reuters / Burton Frierson

White House, CBO debt forecasts challenge Obama Reuters / Alister Bull and Andy Sullivan

Obama's New Pessimism Forbes / Joshua Zumbrun

Most red ink ever: $9 trillion over next decade AP via San Francisco / Jim Kuhnenn

U.S. between a deficit and a hard place CNN / Jeanne Sahadi

Gold In Recovery's Shadow Forbes / Melinda Peer

Stocks touch new '09 highs CNN / Alexandra Twin

Winn-Dixie forecasts higher sales AP via Miami Herald

Michaels Stores swings to 2Q profit Dallas Morning News / Maria Halkias

CA: County home values rise for second month San Diego Union Tribune / Roger Showley

Brace yourself: Beer prices are going up CNN / Ben Rooney

Confidence Among U.S. Consumers Increased to 54.1 in August Bloomberg / Courtney Schlisserman

Economy drowning in underwater homeowners Chicago Tribune / David Greising

Home Prices in 20 U.S. Cities Fall Less Than Forecast Bloomberg / Shobhana Chandra

Tuesday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Stocks pop in early trade CNN

Congress Is The Clunker Forbes / Brian S. Wesbury and Robert Stein

Four More Years Forbes / Brian Wingfield

Obama renominates Bernanke as Fed chief Reuters / Ross Colvin and Patricia Zengerle

Bernanke Is Nominated for Second Term as Fed Chief Bloomberg / Julianna Goldman, Scott Lanman and Michael McKee

Obama Increases 2010 Deficit Forecast 19% to $1.50 Trillion Bloomberg / Roger Runningen and Brian Faler

Dollar falls as home prices, confidence improve Marketwatch / Deborah Levine

The Federal Reserve Must Die Lew Rockwell / Jim Quinn

The Fed is now quietly taking money out of the system Marketwatch / Irwin Kellner

Treasuries Rise as Slide in Stocks, Corporate Debt Spurs Demand Bloomberg / Wes Goodman

Concessions Help Upscale Buildings Fill Apartments Washington Post / Dina ElBoghdady

Home Prices in U.S. Probably Fell at Slower Pace, Confidence Up Bloomberg / Shobhana Chandra

Budget cuts drive DMV changes / Kimberly Leonard

Dismantle Bernanke's 'Happy Conspiracy' ... now! Marketwatch / Paul B. Farrell

Dodd: Bernanke too slow to act during early stages of financial Reuters via Guardian

Obama to Nominate Bernanke to 2nd Term at Fed NY Times / Edmund L. Andrews

Asian Stocks Decline on China Earnings, Credit-Loss Concern Bloomberg / Patrick Rial and Shani Raja


Californians Lose $1 Billion From Unconstitutional Bond Sales Bloomberg / David Dietz and Karen Gullo

Spending Our Way Back Forbes / Peter C. Beller

Oil prices fall again as supplies rise AP via Houston Chronicle / John Porretto

U.S. bank stocks on a roll, but for how long? Reuters / Joe Rauch

Windshields to wine glasses: What happens to Clunkers CNN / Aaron Smith

Uncle Sam, Detroit's Enabler Forbes / Joann Muller

Small business owners fear new health care burden Sacramento Bee / Bobby Caina Calvan

FL: Care costs for undocumented immigrants stack up Miami Herald / John Dorschner

The U.S. Economy and the Employment Challenge Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Fed's Lockhart: premature to consider rate hikes Reuters / Alister Bull

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke faces tough economic decisions in his 2nd term Chicago Tribune / Greg Burns

Slipping after the surge CNN / Alexandra Twin

Wednesday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Don't mess with Texas banks CNN / David Ellis

Grand total: 690,000 Clunkers clunked CNN / Peter Valdes-Dapena

Far fewer send cash home to Mexico LA Times via Houston Chronicle / Ken Ellingwood

Bernanke May Redefine Fed Mission in Financial-Market Stability Bloomberg / Craig Torres

Fed chairman proves mettle Detroit Free Press / Susan Tompor

Durable goods orders surge in July on aircraft Reuters / Lucia Mutikani

Mortgage applications rise as refinancing demand jumps Reuters / Julie Haviv

California property values fall for the first time in 76 years LA Times / Marc Lifsher and Nathan Olivarez-Giles

New-Home Sales in U.S. Jumped 9.6% in July, Most in Four Years Bloomberg / Shobhana Chandra

Dollar benefits as U.S. durable-goods orders jump Marketwatch / Deborah Levine

Euro rises on German confidence BBC News

The Stimulus Is Definitely Working?! Forbes / Thomas F. Cooley and Peter Rupert

Last of the clan Economist

Their Own Worst Enemy Forbes / Dan Gerstein

In the firing line Economist

German Business Confidence Rises More Than Forecast Bloomberg / Christian Vits

Asian Stocks Rise on U.S. Confidence, Homes; Toyota Advances Bloomberg / Masaki Kondo and Toshiro Hasegawa

Japan’s Export Slump Deepens, Signaling Weak Recovery Bloomberg / Aki Ito and Toru Fujioka


The very model of a modern central banker Economist

Big Ben and the Money Machine, Act II Daily Reckoning via Safehaven / The Mogambo Guru

Be gentle with Ben Economist

Fed makes an effort to explain its role Miami Herald / Scott Andron

Long Term Treasury Yields: Someone Is Going To Be Wrong Technical Take via Safehaven / Guy Lerner

U.S. Consumers Heading for ‘Old Normal’: Chart of Day Bloomberg / David Wilson

Has the tide turned for corporate profits? Economist

Corporate giants were on the defensive for decades. Now they have the advantage again Economist

CA: Deeper Sacramento housing crisis is forecast Sacramento Bee / Darrell Smith

Awash in natural gas, prices hit new 7-year lows AP via Seattle Times / Chris Kahn

CA: State taxes going up because of deflation San Francisco Chronicle / Kathleen Pender

CA: Even higher taxes coming for Californians LA Times / Shane Goldmacher

U.S. dollar bulls may be hobbled by economy Reuters / Wanfeng Zhou

Cross-Country Causes and Consequences of the 2008 Crisis: Early Warning Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco / Andrew K. Rose and Mark M. Spiegel

Fed Raises Mortgage-Bond Purchases as Lacker Suggests Slowdown Bloomberg / Jody Shenn

Profits Rebound in Sign U.S. Economy Healing From Recession Bloomberg / Shobhana Chandra

Barely beating estimates, Dell's profit falls 23% AP via Houston Chronicle / Jordan Robertson

Dell results better than expected, shares jump Reuters / Gabriel Madway

Investors just won’t let ‘zombie’ stocks die AP via MSNBC

FDIC problem bank list hits 416, but recovery eyed Reuters / Karey Wutkowski and Steve Eder

California wants to turn junk, trunks into cash at garage sale Marketwatch / Brittany Levine

U.S. mortgage rates up slightly, still near record lows AP via Houston Chronicle

Act fast! Homebuyer tax credit ends soon San Francisco Chronicle / Les Christie

CA: Vacation home market showing signs of life San Francisco Chronicle / Tracey Taylor

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

Lacker: U.S. may not need all planned Fed stimulus Reuters / Mark Felsenthal

Lacker Says Fed May Not Need to Buy MBS Authorized Bloomberg / Steve Matthews

Treasurys fall ahead of last auction of the week Marketwatch / Deborah Levine

U.S. Economy Contracted 1%, Less Than Anticipated Bloomberg / Timothy R. Homan

Initial Jobless Claims in U.S. Decreased Last Week Bloomberg / Shobhana Chandra

Thursday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Bearish sentiment on stocks at lowest level since 2007 LA Times via Chicago Tribune / Tom Petruno

How Goldman’s Sachs’ problems are hurting you NY Post / John Crudele

Obama Channeling Reagan Needs 5 Quarters of 7% GDP Growth Surge Bloomberg / Michael McKee

Oil falls to near $71 on recovery worry AP via Seattle Times / Carlo Piovano

Gold rises as dollar dips in light trade Marketwatch / Nick Godt

States draw down rainy day funds / Rob Silverblatt

Treasury Yield Near Six-Week Low; Report to Show GDP Contracted Bloomberg / Wes Goodman

Bernanke Bonus Mustn’t Make Hedge-Fund Guys Blush Bloomberg / Mark Gilbert

U.S. Economy Probably Contracted More Than Initially Estimated Bloomberg / Timothy R. Homan

Adjustable Mortgages Loom as Threat to Housing Recovery NY Times / John Leland

Housing Data Point to Market Turnaround That May Help Economy Bloomberg / Kathleen M. Howley

Toyota Tops List of Cash-for-Clunkers Winners NY Times / Bill Vlasic

Asian Stocks Decline as China Mulls Production Curbs; Rio Falls Bloomberg / Jonathan Burgos and Shani Raja

Yen Strengthens as China Policy Concern Spurs Demand for Safety Bloomberg / Yasuhiko Seki and Ron Harui



Bill would give president emergency control of Internet CNET / Declan McCullagh

Euro Will Rise Against Pound on ‘Reversal’: Technical Analysis Bloomberg / Candice Zachariahs

Junk bonds' best days might be behind Marketwatch / Deborah Levine

Sun posts loss as Oracle purchase draws near Marketwatch / John Letzing

Reading The Financial Tea Leaves Forbes / John Dobosz

Bank failure tally tops 83 CNN / Ben Rooney

The Weekly Layoff Report: Where Have All The Summer Jobs Gone? Forbes / Klaus Kneale

U.S. Aaa Rating Supports Remain Intact, Moody’s Says Bloomberg / Chris Fournier

Treasuries Post Weekly Gain as Recovery Skepticism Increases Bloomberg / Cordell Eddings and Susanne Walker

Canada Plans First U.S.-Dollar Global Bond in Decade Bloomberg / Greg Quinn

Obama's "pay czar" no stranger to big paychecks Reuters / Karey Wutkowski and Steve Eder

The Fed Believes Secrecy is in Our Best Interests. Here are Some of the Secrets Boom Bust Blog via Safehaven / Reggie Middleton

Speculators Drive Up Oil Prices Forbes / Melinda Peer

Stop the market insanity CNN / Paul R. La Monica

S&P 500 May Surge 40% in Duplication of Japan: Chart of the Day Bloomberg / Alexis Xydias

U.S. Markets Wrap: Stocks Decline as Dollar, Crude Oil Advance Bloomberg / Matt Townsend

Dollar knocked down ... for now CNN / Ben Rooney

Treasurys down after spending, income data Marketwatch / Deborah Levine

"Cash-for-clunkers" lifts consumer spending, incomes flat Reuters / Lucia Mutikani

Gold tops $960 to erase week's losses as dollar weakens Marketwatch / Moming Zhou

Stocks mostly higher after Intel boosts forecast AP via Seattle Times / Stephen Bernard

Friday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Intel Raises Sales Forecast, Signaling Demand Rebound Bloomberg / Ville Heiskanen and Amy Thomson

The Party Of Medicare Forbes / Bruce Bartlett

Obama Faces Uphill Climate-Change Battle Forbes / Oxford Analytica

Beer price hike isn't a conspiracy St. Louis Post Dispatch / David Nicklaus

Treasuries Little Changed as Stocks Gain, Investors Seek Yield Bloomberg / Wes Goodman

Regulating Derivatives Is Accepted After Crisis, Gensler Says Bloomberg / Tina Seeley and Dawn Kopecki

FDIC bank insurance fund shrinking; concern grows as failures continue LA Times / Jim Puzzanghera and E. Scott Reckard

Consumer Spending in U.S. Probably Rose at Slower Pace in July Bloomberg / Shobhana Chandra

Beware the Mass Media Lew Rockwell / Jack D. Douglas

Bush's Search Policy For Travelers Is Kept Washington Post / Ellen Nakashima

Asian Stocks Advance on Higher Commodity Prices, Dell Earnings Bloomberg / Jonathan Burgos and Shani Raja

Oil rebounds above $72 on U.S. economic optimism Reuters via Guardian / Ramthan Hussain

Dollar subdued after sell-off, yen gives ground Reuters / Charlotte Cooper

Euro Rises, Heads for Second Monthly Gain, on Recovery Optimism Bloomberg / Yasuhiko Seki and Ron Harui

Japan Jobless Rate Hits Record in Blow to Aso on Election Eve Bloomberg / Toru Fujioka and Mayumi Otsuma


The Economic Outlook and the Fed's Balance Sheet: The Issue of "How" versus "When" Federal Reserve Bank of New York / William C. Dudley

After 150 years, age of oil entering an efficiency phase Houston Chronicle / Tom Fowler

Tax Pledge Is a Target As Deficits, Debt Grow Washington Post / Lori Montgomery

The Fed on the Defensive Lew Rockwell / Gary North

Bernanke the risk taker CNN / David Goldman

Treasuries Rise as Debt Sales Snapped Up Amid Recovery Concern Bloomberg / Susanne Walker

Rising Medicaid bill a growing concern for states / Stephen C. Fehr

In a tough market, more homeowners turn to leasing Detroit News / Louis Aguilar

Rally since March has been extraordinarily speculative Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

U.S. Stocks Advance on Better-Than-Estimated Economic Reports Bloomberg / Eric Martin

Stocks mostly lower Friday but post modest gains for the week AP via USA Today / Sara Lepro

Yen Rises as Fluctuating Stocks Reduce Higher-Yield Demand Bloomberg / Oliver Biggadike and Matt Townsend


Second term dicey for Bernanke St. Louis Post Dispatch / David Nicklaus

Ben puts out his own fire NY Post / Terry Keenan

Payrolls Probably Declined at Slower Pace: U.S. Economy Preview Bloomberg / Timothy R. Homan

Holding money tightly may choke off happiness Chicago Tribune / Gregory Karp

Mortgage deductions may change Boston Herald / Kenneth R. Harney

OPEC betting on stronger demand Reuters via Globe and Mail / Rania El Gamal

Fashionable Again, but for How Long? US News and World Report via NY Times / Paul J. Lim

FL: When Colonial Bank fell, BB&T swooped in, becoming Florida force St. Petersburg Times / Jeff Harrington

Canada's trade deficit first since 1976 Globe and Mail / Kevin Carmichael

Even 'Safe Money' Can Be Parked in Short-Term Bonds Washington Post / Steven Goldberg

'House rich' got richer, poor got poorer Pittsburg Post Gazette / Tim Grant

Flat incomes raise doubts about recovery AP via Lansing State Journal / Martin Crutsinger

Seniors Leaning on Credit Washington Post / Nancy Trejos




The Fed's Interesting Week Texas Straight Talk via Safehaven / Ron Paul

Bernanke's Victory Lap Euro Pacific via Safehaven / John Browne

Recovery Underway But Double-Dip Recession Risk Remains EMphase Finance via Safehaven / Francois Soto

For more hard-pressed Americans, a campsite is home Christian Science Monitor / Patrik Jonsson

Cut my pay ... please! CNN / Jessica Dickler

Men's underwear index points to brighter days Washington Post / Chicago Tribune / Ylan Q. Mui

Oil settles below $70 on China worries AP via Seattle Times / Dirk Lammers

The Dark Side Of Prostate Cancer Screening Forbes / Robert Langreth

Why Don't Lenders Renegotiate More Home Mortgages? Redefaults, Self-Cures, and Securitization Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta / Manuel Adelino, Kristopher Gerardi, and Paul S. Willen

Regional surveys show U.S. economy picking up Reuters / Ros Krasny

Chicago Purchasers’ Index Rose More Than Forecast Bloomberg / Courtney Schlisserman

Shanghai Cracks Investment Postcards via Safehaven / Prieur du Plessis

European Consumer Prices Decline Less Than Forecast Bloomberg / Gabi Thesing

Dudley Says Fed Can Avoid a ‘Bad Inflation Outcome’ Bloomberg / Michael McKee

Bond Market Eyeing 10% Jobless Rate Rejects Recovery Bloomberg / Liz Capo McCormick and Anchalee Worrachate

What's next? Ask the bond market CNN / Janice Revell

Treasuries Poised for Two-Month Gain as Stock Advance Falters Bloomberg / Cordell Eddings and Anchalee Worrachate

Chicago Purchasers’ Index Rose More Than Forecast Bloomberg / Courtney Schlisserman

Disney to buy Marvel for $4 billion Reuters

Monday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Stocks Decline, Trimming S&P 500’s Sixth Straight Monthly Gain Bloomberg / Lynn Thomasson and Adria Cimino

As Dow nears 10,000 again, does it matter? AP via MSNBC

Retail stocks track markets lower on recovery concern Marketwatch / Andria Cheng

No need for second U.S. fiscal stimulus package: survey Reuters

Illinois drinkers stock up ahead of tax hike St. Louis Post Dispatch / Kevin McDermott

Violent crime is falling in most of America's big cities Economist

Canada's economy shrinks 3.4 percent in 2Q AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer / Bob Gillies