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'Jobs that Americans won't do' Christian Science Monitor

Fed to Start Buying Most Recently Issued Agency Debt Bloomberg / Jody Shenn

Social networking sites grab big slice of Web ads Reuters

Markets drop sharply despite upbeat reports Washington Times / Joseph Weber

Stocks tumble as traders juggle worries about health of banks, size of market's six-month run AP via Chicago Tribune / Tim Paradis and Sara Lepro

Is health care the next 'bonusgate'? CNN / Jennifer Liberto

Eurozone jobless at 10-year high BBC News

CA: State climbing out of recession, index shows San Francisco Chronicle / Tom Abate

Teams hustle to fill seats in recession Detroit Free Press / Tom Walsh

You don't have to be high ranking to lead a successful military coup Economist

Raise Interest Rates Forbes / Brian S. Wesbury and Robert Stein

Florida’s Bust Propels Muni Default Spike: Chart of the Day Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

On the “Course” to a New Normal Pimco / Bill Gross

Strapped cities lay off workers, cancel projects CNN / Tami Luhby

Manufacturing in U.S. Expands More Than Forecast Bloomberg / Courtney Schlisserman

Housing Won’t Lead U.S. Out of Recession, Gross Says Bloomberg / Susanne Walker

Facts, figures and fantasies NY Post / John Crudele

July construction spending slips 0.2 percent AP via Sacramento Bee / Martin Crutsinger

Oil prices tumble as stock markets decline AP via Seattle Times / Mark Williams

Raising capital still a breeze for banks CNN / David Ellis

Tuesday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

U.S. Stocks Drop as Slump in Financials Offsets Economy Data Bloomberg / Lynn Thomasson

EBay to sell Skype stake for $1.9 billion Reuters

Dollar firms amid fragile gains in stocks; UK, eurozone data Marketwatch / Lisa Twaronite

U.S. Cities’ Woes to Worsen as Taxes Trail Pace of Recovery Bloomberg / William Selway

Pimco Says Avoid ‘Black Holes’ in the High-Yield Bond Markets Bloomberg

Treasuries Little Changed, Snapping Gain, Before Factory Report Bloomberg / Wes Goodman

Pimco Plots Asset Strategy to Mimic Yale Without Cash Strain Bloomberg / Gillian Wee

Manufacturing in U.S. Probably Grew for First Time in 19 Months Bloomberg / Courtney Schlisserman

Obama’s Threat to Bypass Republicans on Health May Be ‘No Win’ Bloomberg / Kristin Jensen

September historically has been the worst month for stocks Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

Asian Stocks Advance on Hon Hai Earnings, China Manufacturing Bloomberg / Patrick Rial and Masaki Kondo

Australia Keeps Benchmark Interest Rate at 3% for Fifth Month Bloomberg / Jacob Greber

Chinese Manufacturing Grows at Fastest Pace Since April 2008 Bloomberg


BP's oil find is big, but miles out and down Houston Chronicle / Brett Clanton

SIFMA Supports Increased Transparency and Disclosure in ARS & VRDO Markets SIFMA

Las Vegas Sands to sell $600 million in bonds Las Vegas Sun / Steve Green

Fed worried about fragile recovery CNN / Chris Isidore

Not every nation can export its way to economic recovery USA Today / David J. Lynch

Corporate-Bond Risk in U.S. Rises to Highest Level in Six Weeks Bloomberg / Bryan Keogh

Treasuries Rise as Fed Minutes Show Concern About Recovery Pace Bloomberg / Cordell Eddings

U.S. Consumer Bankruptcies Rose 24 Percent in August Bloomberg / Christopher Scinta

Minutes of the Federal Open Market Committee August 11-12, 2009 / Federal Reserve Board

Fed minutes: No need to expand, shrink asset buys Reuters

Fed Considered Extending End-Date for MBS Purchases Bloomberg / Craig Torres

Refiners Face Increased Oil Demand Forbes / Michael Maiello

U.S. Stocks Retreat on Concern Economic Recovery Is Struggling Bloomberg / Lynn Thomasson

Geithner Says Too Early to Start Withdrawing Stimulus Measures Bloomberg / Rebecca Christie

Gold Gains Most Since March on Investment Demand; Silver Rises Bloomberg / Halia Pavliva and Nicholas Larkin

Housing’s ‘Poverty Effect’ Fouls Up U.S. Rebound Bloomberg / John F. Wasik

U.S. private job losses, planned layoffs fall Reuters / Steven C. Johnson

ADP Says U.S. Companies Cut 298,000 Jobs in August Bloomberg / Timothy R. Homan

Retailers continue defensive inventory strategy Chicago Tribune / Sandra M. Jones

Productivity rises at fastest pace in nearly 6 years, while labor costs plunge in spring AP via Chicago Tribune / Martin Crutsinger

Wednesday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

U.S. Stocks Drop as Data on Jobs, Factory Orders Spur Concern Bloomberg / Lynn Thomasson

BP Makes ‘Giant’ Oil Discovery in Gulf of Mexico Bloomberg / Eduard Gismatullin

Oil speculators on the run CNN / Steve Hargreaves

U.S. Bond Yields May Lose Appeal in Japan: Technical Analysis Bloomberg / Wes Goodman

For Commercial Real Estate, Hard Times Have Just Begun NY Times / Terry Pristin

Factory Orders in U.S. Probably Increased By Most in Two Years Bloomberg / Courtney Schlisserman

Low-Wage Workers Are Often Cheated, Study Says NY Times / Steven Greenhouse

Obama to Begin New Health-Care Offensive, Top Aide Axelrod Says Bloomberg / Julianna Goldman

Oil hovers above $68 as US crude inventories drop AP via Palm Beach Post / Alex Kennedy

State tax hikes take aim at top earners / John Gramlich

CA: Groceries to cost even less as supermarket price war intensifies LA Times / Jerry Hirsch

Bought on the rumor, sold on the news Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

Ford Leads First U.S. Auto-Sales Gain Since 2007 on ‘Clunkers’ Bloomberg / Jeff Green and Keith Naughton

Bailed-out fat cats get fatter as stocks rally Washington Times / Patrice Hill

Server sales plunge in second quarter, IDC reports Marketwatch / Rex Crum

Asian Stocks Drop on Lower Seven & I Forecast, Commodity Prices Bloomberg / Jonathan Burgos

Yen Trades Near 7-Week High Versus Euro as Asian Stocks Decline Bloomberg / Ron Harui

UK: Bank figures show the first drop in consumer debt London Times / Ian King, Katherine Griffiths and Rebecca O’ Connor

Britain lags behind in global race to economic recovery London Times / Ian King, Alexandra Frean and Leo Lewis

Australian Economic Growth Accelerates, Points to Rate Increase Bloomberg / Jacob Greber


Post-Traumatic Slack Syndrome and the Economic Outlook (With Thanks to Finn Kydland, Dolly Parton and John Kenneth Galbraith) Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas / Richard W. Fisher

Fed's Fisher sees near-term strength for economy Reuters / Ros Krasny

Retail sales fall in August, but drops are easing AP via Detroit Free Press / Mae Anderson

Governments will need to find new ways of raising tax Economist

Warning: What I’m about to tell you is gross NY Post / John Crudele

Retailers report sales declines for August AP via Denver Post / Mae Anderson

Productivity rises, but at a cost AP via Denver Post / Martin Crutsinger

U.S. service sector inched closer to growth in August AP via Houston Chronicle

Thursday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Stocks edge higher after jobs data, retail sales AP via San Francisco Chronicle / Sara Lepro and Tim Paradis

How rich countries are predicted to grow this year Economist

Mortgage rates up slightly Miami Herald

Is The World Losing Faith In The U.S. Dollar? Forbes

More Americans Than Anticipated File Jobless Claims Bloomberg / Bob Willis

Oracle Faces In-Depth EU Probe Over Sun Purchase Bloomberg / Peter Chapman and Matthew Newman

Emerging Markets' Currencies Face Uncertainty Forbes / Oxford Analytica

Fed Tries to Prepare Markets for End of Securities Purchases Bloomberg / Craig Torres and Vivien Lou Chen

What Would the United States Look Like Without the Federal Reserve? American Banking News via Lew Rockwell

Treasuries Fall as Chinese Shares, U.S. Equity Futures Advance Bloomberg / Wes Goodman

China to buy $50 billion of first IMF bonds AP via The State

White House to Propose Big Reserves at Banks NY Times / Eric Dash

Deficits Will Matter Lew Rockwell / Gary North

Federal Government Needs Massive Hiring Binge, Study Finds Washington Post / Steve Vogel

Obama Would Keep $85 Billion in Tax Breaks for Working Poor Washington Post / Lori Montgomery

Study: unemployed feel 'traumatized' by recession AP via Palm Beach Post / Bruce Shipkowski

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

Investors Find Love in $260 Billion Black Hole Bloomberg / Jonathan Weil

Microsoft's grip on users is being lost in the cloud LA Times / Michael Hiltzik

Oil steady near $68 amid mixed US demand signs AP via Houston Chronicle / Alex Kennedy

ECB May Keep Rates at Record Low to Nurture Nascent Recovery Bloomberg / Jana Randow



"Because I Said So..." Pimco / Paul McCulley

Personal HSA plans may yet survive St. Louis Post Dispatch / David Nicklaus

U.S. Recovery Leaving Workers Jobless May Stoke Company Profits Bloomberg / Carlos Torres

U.S. Stocks Advance, Paring Weekly Decline for S&P 500 Index Bloomberg / Lynn Thomasson

Judging Obama As A Leader Forbes / Norm Smallwood

Companies Seize on Cheapest Borrowing Since 2007 to Tender Debt Bloomberg / John Detrixhe

PIMCO's El-Erian: Double-dip recession risk rising Reuters

Bad News On Jobs Forbes / Joshua Zumbrun

Unemployment Will Hinder U.S. Recovery, Pimco’s Crescenzi Says Bloomberg / Thomas R. Keene and Susanne Walker

Friday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

U.S. Stocks Advance, Paring Weekly Decline for S&P 500 Index Bloomberg / Lynn Thomasson

Rhode Island dodges government shutdown CNN / Tami Luhby

Los Angeles Wildfire Sends Pollution 1,000 Miles East to Denver Bloomberg / Peter J. Brennan

Energy prices slide as U.S. sheds jobs AP via MSNBC

Oil edges lower after U.S. jobs data Marketwatch / Moming Zhou & Myra P. Saefong

Romer Says Jobless Rate Is a ‘Tragedy,’ Stimulus Plan Working Bloomberg / Timothy R. Homan and Thomas R. Keene

U.S. jobless rate hits 26-year high Reuters

Roubini: "U-shaped" recovery is possible Reuters

Washington's Looming Legislation Forbes / Brian Wingfield

Treasuries Head for Weekly Gain; Report to Show Job Losses Grew Bloomberg / Wes Goodman

Buffett’s Berkshire Cuts Moody’s Stake Second Time in 2 Months Bloomberg / Andrew Frye and Jamie McGee

Emerging-Market Junk Bond Rally Crimped by Sales Bloomberg / Lester Pimentel

Can a Central Bank Go Broke? Lew Rockwell / David Howden

Payrolls in U.S. Probably Fell Further, Posing Risk to Spending Bloomberg / Timothy R. Homan

Recessions can render retailers unable to rebound Chicago Tribune / Sandra M. Jones

Lehman Brothers Failure May Have Saved Us All Washington Post / Steven Pearlstein

Breaking the $1,000 barrier Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

Gold prices surge near $1,000-an-ounce mark LA Times / Tom Petruno

Oil hovers near $68 ahead of US jobs report AP via Houston Chronicle / Alex Kennedy

Calif. wildfire costs are another blow to budget / Stephen C. Fehr

Barack Obama's health-care plan gets tepid response in Illinois Chicago Tribune / Bruce Japsen

Asian Stocks Fluctuate as Brokerages Downgrade Seven & I, Hynix Bloomberg / Shani Raja

European Central Bank Warns of a Patchy Recovery NY Times / Matthew Saltmarsh


Fed must not leave rates too low: Hoenig Reuters

Dollar Falls on Bets Investors Seek Higher Yields as G-20 Meets Bloomberg / Oliver Biggadike and Ye Xie

G-20 to maintain economic stimulus measures AP via Sacramento Bee / Jane Wardell and Aoife White

G-20 'committed to economic recovery plan' CNN

The Impact of Today's Choices on Tomorrow pdf Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City / Thomas M. Hoenig

Treasury Two-Year Notes Increase on Bets Rates Will Remain Low Bloomberg / Susanne Walker

Slowing job-loss pace gives Dow 96-point boost AP via Washington Post / Sara Lepro and Tim Paradis

U.S. Stocks Decline Most in Two Months on Bank, Energy Retreat Bloomberg / Jeff Kearns

Gold prices surge near $1,000-an-ounce mark LA Times / Tom Petruno

Failed Illinois Bank Has Ties to Fallen Mortgage Executive Wall Street Journal / Dan Fitzpatrick and James R. Hagerty

Obama to workers: We'll help you save CNN / Jennifer Liberto

Obama Says Rule Changes Will Make Retirement Savings Easier Bloomberg / Hans Nichols and Kate Andersen

Teenage Jobless Rate Reaches Record High NY Times / Catherine Rampell

In Unemployment Report, Signs of a Jobless Recovery NY Times / Peter S. Goodman and Jack Healy

Text of G20 economic statement Marketwatch

UK: Recession and price pressure puts bite on suppliers London Times / Catherine Boyle


It's September. The real test for stocks begins CNN / Alexandra Twin

Pink slips, job worries and stagnant wages mark a rough year for workers Houston Chronicle / L.M. Sixel

For many, there's no job when benefits run out AP via Wichita Eagle / Tamara Lush

Gold dips but still hovers near $1,000 Reuters / Miho Yoshikawa

Lobbyists Feel the Pinch As Downturn Hits K Street Washington Post / Dan Eggen

MI: Blue Cross hits customers with 22% rate hike Detroit Free Press / Tom Walsh

GM bonds not typical situation Chicago Tribune / Gail MarksJarvis

Job market overlooked in stimulus Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Jack Markowitz

Imagining life on the other side of recession San Diego Union Tribune / Dean Calbreath

For 14.9 million jobless Americans, Labor Day is no holiday, just another stressful day AP via Minneapolis star Tribune / Jeannine Aversa

Will jobs come roaring back? NY Post / John Crudele

Layoffs toughest on young, older workers AP via Seattle Times / Mike Schneider and Errin Haines

Exports strengthening, but consumers aren't Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

Workers this Labor Day are just thankful to have a job LA Times / David Lazarus

Trade Gap Was Probably Little Changed: U.S. Economy Preview Bloomberg / Bob Willis

CA: Buyer's market as high-rise units sit empty San Francisco Chronicle / Carol Lloyd

Saving homeowners - 1 at a time CNN / Tami Luhby

With oil prices settling in, OPEC not expected to cut crude output AP via Chicago Tribune / William J. Kole

White House Aide Backs Away From Mandatory Public Health Option Bloomberg / William McQuillen

Obama's "green jobs" guru Jones resigns after uproar Reuters

Web Wealth: How bailout money is being spent Bloomberg / Reid Kanaley

Vegas dreams go for broke Chicago Tribune / Ashley Powers

How to use emerging markets ETFs in your portfolio Marketwatch / John Spence

Newly Identified Alzheimer’s Genes Widen Route to Treatments Bloomberg / Michelle Fay Cortez

UK: Economy 'to bounce back by 2010' BBC News



The Facts About a US Recovery and GDP Brookes News via Safehaven / Gerard Jackson

Workzone: Young workers' plight deepens Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Ann Belser

Mortgage Market Bound by Major U.S. Role Washington Post / Zachary A. Goldfarb and Dina ElBoghdady

U.S. banks need to have higher capital: Greenspan Reuters

Kraft's $16.7 billion bid for Cadbury rejected Chicago Tribune / Mike Hughlett

Gold briefly hits $1,000, may move higher Marketwatch / Myra P. Saefong

Ruble to Fall 10% by March on Deficit, Shearing Says Bloomberg / Alex Nicholson

Michael Moore takes on capitalism CNN / Richard Corliss

Tax on expensive health plans proposed CNN

Obama to name manufacturing adviser AP via Washington Times

IL: Rockford struggles to realize recession maybe over Chicago Tribune / Greg Burns

Gold bugs brace, as metal tests $1,000 again Marketwatch / Peter Brimelow

Oil steadies above $68; weak U.S. demand weighs Reuters / Fayen Wong

President Obama to Read My Pet Schools to America's Students on Tuesday, September 8 Lew Rockwell / Gary North

Healthcare ideas losing out to ideology LA Times / Michael Hiltzi

Asian Stocks Gain as G-20 Agreement Fuels Recovery Optimism Bloomberg / Shani Raja

Dollar, yen soft; Aussie steady after 1-yr high Reuters via Guardian / Kaori Kaneko

Canada: What's the square root of a recovery? Globe and Mail / Brian Milner

Central banks back new regulation BBC News

Australia Aug job ads jump for first time in 16 mths Reuters via Guardian / Anirban Nag

South Korean Economy Seems Back on Track Washington Post / Blaine Harden


Here's what some unemployed folks are thinking NY Post / John Crudele

Market crisis 'will happen again' BBC News

Taxable Bonds Make Up Almost Half of Week’s Planned Muni Deals Bloomberg / Jeremy R. Cooke

Demand grows for smaller homes Baltimore Sun / Hanah Cho

US economy loses top spot in poll to Swiss AP via San Francisco Chronicle / Eliane Engeler

Philadelphia to Fire 3,000 Workers Without State Budget Deal Bloomberg / Terrence Dopp

Government Solutions Lack Understanding Texas Straight Talk via Safehaven / Ron Paul

Tuesday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Real Estate Brokers and Commission: Theory and Calibrations Federal Reserve Bank of Boston / Oz Shy

New Highs in Unemployment Insurance Claims Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco / Aisling Cleary, Joyce Kwok, and Rob Valletta

Investors send Treasury prices modestly lower as stock market extends gains to third day AP via Minneapolis Star Tribune / Stephen Bernard

July consumer credit falls a record $21.6 billion Reuters

Retail Hiring Shift May Show Growing Confidence in Recovery Bloomberg / Chris Burritt

U.S. Stocks at Risk for 20 Percent Decline: Technical Analysis Bloomberg / Lu Wang

Nasdaq at 11-month high CNN / Alexandra Twin

How much more a graduate earns over a lifetime Economist

Forget gold. Silver is shining bright. CNN / Paul R. La Monica

Dollar Falls to Lowest Versus Euro in 2009 as Stocks Rally Bloomberg / Ye Xie and Matt Townsend

The Coming Flood Of Government Jobs Forbes / Susan Adams

Obamacare -- Why this time is different Marketwatch / John Mills

WaMu: The forgotten bank failure Fortune via CNN / Colin Barr

Fatter capital rules mean lean times for big banks Reuters / Kevin Drawbaugh

Corporate Bond Market ‘On Fire’ in Europe as New Issues Jump Bloomberg / Paul Armstrong and Esteban Duarte

Dollar hits low for year as gold breaches $1,000 AP via Sacramento Bee / Tali Arbel

OPEC: Saudi says crude markets ‘in good shape' AP via Houston Chronicle

Oil above $70 as rising stocks boost confidence AP via San Diego Union Tribune / Pablo Gorondi

Job outlook hits worst-ever level Marketwatch / Andrea Coombes

Retail Hiring Shift May Show Growing Confidence in Recovery Bloomberg / Chris Burritt

Treasuries Are Little Changed as Gold Rises, Stocks Erase Gains Bloomberg / Theresa Barraclough

Scandals, social issues headline 2009 governors races / Pamela M. Prah

Gold Futures Advance to $1,000 an Ounce Amid Dollar Weakness Bloomberg / Nicholas Larkin, Halia Pavliva and Kim Kyoungwha

Dollar Libor to Fall Further on Fed Mortgage Plan: Chart of Day Bloomberg / Saburo Funabiki

Signs of an Upswing in Merger Activity NY Times / Michael J. Merced

It's rare to beat the market both when it's rising and falling Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

Most Asian Stocks Gain as Computer Chip, Metal Prices Advance Bloomberg / Patrick Rial and Masaki Kondo

Lehman's collapse almost brought down the money-market industry Marketwatch / Sam Mamudi

Analysts warn new Government’s policies could drive Japan into economic abyss London Times / Leo Lewis

Japan Current-Account Surplus Narrows on Export Slide Bloomberg / Keiko Ujikane


In Fed’s book, job market shifting from bad to beige Christian Science Monitor / Mark Trumbull

Another Wave of Foreclosures Looms Washington Post / Dina ElBoghdady

Getting the affluent to spend again is a puzzle for luxury retailers LA Times / Ylan Q. Mui

Beige Book Federal Reserve Board

Fed officials see slow recovery for labor market Reuters / Ros Krasny

Fed Says Economy Stable or Improving in Most of U.S. Bloomberg / Scott Lanman

Treasuries Little Changed After $20 Billion 10-Year Note Sale Bloomberg / Cordell Eddings and Susanne Walker

Industrials, financials pull stock market higher AP via LA Times

U.S. Markets Wrap: S&P 500 Hits 11-Month High, Dollar Slumps Bloomberg / Jeff Kearns

Dallas-Fort Worth pre-owned home sales fall 15% in August Dallas Morning News / Steve Brown

Oil finishes higher on weakening dollar AP via Houston Chronicle / Mark Williams

Which online outlets are most influential in the debate on health-care reform? Economist

Fix health care. But fix the deficits, too CNN / Alan J. Auerbach and William G. Gale

Obama looks to rejuvenate push for healthcare reform Reuters / John Whitesides

U.S. Stocks Advance as Goldman Advises Buying Industrial Shares Bloomberg / Jeff Kearns

Stocks turn higher CNN / Alexandra Twin

Wednesday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Obama Takes on Health Care at ‘Critical Moment’ for Presidency Bloomberg / Kristin Jensen and Julianna Goldman

Dollar Falls to Lowest in Almost Year on Borrowing Costs Bloomberg / Matt Townsend and Lukanyo Mnyanda

Too many mutual funds? Globe and Mail / Lisa Smith

The Great Fakeroo Recovery Lew Rockwell / Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr.

Bernanke's back but Obama can still shape Fed Reuters / Mark Felsenthal

Invest In ... Mortgage-Backed Securities? Forbes / Alexandra Zendrian

Long-term Treasurys edge down before 10-year auction Marketwatch / Deborah Levine

Home loan demand at 3-month high Reuters / Julie Haviv

Michael Price Says Stocks May Rise, Repeat 1975-1982 Bloomberg / Thomas R. Keene and Whitney Kisling

McDonald's sales growth slows in August AP via Seattle Times

Gold edges higher as dollar's slide continues Marketwatch / Moming Zhou

Wealthy Families Succumb to Bankruptcy as Real Estate Crashes Bloomberg / Jeff Plungis

Treasuries Rise as Yields Near This Month’s High Lure Buyers Bloomberg / Theresa Barraclough

Hong Kong yuan bonds will have muted market impact Marketwatch / V. Phani Kumar

Waiting for Deep Pockets to Open Washington Post / Ylan Q. Mui

Record Plunge in U.S. Consumer Credit Signals Weakened Spending Bloomberg / Bob Willis and Vincent Del Giudice

Overspending on Debit Cards Is a Boon for Banks NY Times / Ron Lieber and Andrew Martin

Oil hovers near $71 amid weakening US dollar AP via Miami Herald / Alex Kennedy

More than healthcare rides on Obama's speech LA Times / Peter Nicholas

Is Cadbury too sweet a deal for Kraft Foods to swallow? Chicago Tribune / Mike Hughlett

Contrarian analysis continues to suggest rally has yet more life Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

Asian Stocks Decline on Share Sales; Alibaba, CSK Holdings Fall Bloomberg / Patrick Rial and Shani Raja

Euro Erases Gains as Asian Stock Decline Saps Demand for Yield Bloomberg / Rocky Swift

China Growing 9.5% Evident With New Vehicle Sales Passing U.S. Bloomberg



Comments on "Interpreting the Unconventional U.S. Monetary Policy of 2007-2009" Federal Reserve Board / Donald L. Kohn

Geithner says less need for government in markets Reuters / Glenn Somerville and David Lawder

Ways you can deal with low rates on savings Detroit Free Press / Susan Tompor

U.S. Markets Wrap: Stocks Rise for Fifth Day, Bonds Rally Bloomberg / Jeff Kearns

Some critics worry stocks' big climb isn't on solid footing USA Today / Matt Krantz

Is this rally for real? CNN / Scott Cendrowski

Obama seeks new momentum on healthcare effort Reuters / John Whitesides and Donna Smith

Old Medicine In A New Bottle Forbes / Jagadeesh Gokhale

Treasury Secretary Geithner: System 'back from brink' USA Today / Paul Wiseman

Illegal Immigrants Get U.S. Health Care Even When Nobody Lies Bloomberg / Meg Tirrell and Nicole Gaouette

Federal Reserve Independence in a Global Context Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta / Dennis P. Lockhart

U.S. poverty rate hit 11-year high in 2008 LA Times / Don Lee

Market is back to normal. Now what? CNN / Paul R. La Monica

U.S. Stocks Gain to Extend Longest Rising Streak Since November Bloomberg / Jeff Kearns

Don't Fear September's Bear Forbes / Steve Schaefer

Fed report suggests economy stabilizing Orlando Sentinel / Jim Stratton

U.S. Trade Deficit Widens Most Since 1999 on Imports Bloomberg / Bob Willis

U.S. Initial Jobless Claims Fell to 550,000 Last Week Bloomberg / Courtney Schlisserman

Cheap And Plenty Housing Forbes / Stephane Fitch

Crude rises for fourth day on inventories report, IEA outlook Marketwatch / Moming Zhou & Polya Lesova

Thursday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Stocks struggle after rally CNN

Obama Pulls Back to Go Forward Forbes / David Whelan

The president weighs in, successfully, on health-care reform Economist

House Democrats, Republicans denounce GOP Rep. Joe Wilson's 'You lie' outburst at Obama AP via Orlando Sentinel / Laurie Kellman

More children are reaching their fifth birthday than ever before Economist

Bank of Canada Keeps Rate at 0.25%, Sees Dollar Risk Bloomberg / Greg Quinn

With Recovery Slow, Bank of England Sits Tight NY Times / Julia Werdigier

UK interest rates remain on hold BBC News


Canary in the Coal Mine Euro Pacific via Safehaven / Peter Schiff

Dollar Falls Against Other Currencies Forbes / Carl Gutierrez

How marijuana became legal Fortune via CNN / Roger Parloff

U.S. Michigan Sentiment Index Increases to 70.2 Bloomberg / Courtney Schlisserman

U.S. Economic Growth to Slow as Car Rebates End, Survey Shows Bloomberg / Timothy R. Homan and Alex Tanzi

How Much Debt Is Too Much? Forbes / Bruce Bartlett

Import prices jump 2% on higher oil Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

A year out, collapse could have been worse St. Louis Post Dispatch / David Nicklaus

Insiders sell like there's no tomorrow CNN / Colin Barr

Friday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Stocks trade flat after 5 days of gains AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer / Stephen Bernard and Tim Paradis

U.S. Stocks Rise on FedEx Earnings, Consumer Confidence Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton

Pelosi’s ‘Immoral’ Insurers May Gain in Obama Plan Bloomberg / Alex Nussbaum

When Great Fund Managers Retire Forbes / Michael Maiello

Gold Rises as Dollar Extends Drop; Silver Reaches 13-Month High Bloomberg / Claudia Carpenter

Oil moves above $72 a barrel as dollar weakens AP via Seattle Times / Mark Williams

Dollar Index Drops in Longest Stretch of Losses Since March Bloomberg / Lukanyo Mnyanda and Ye Xie

Treasuries Set for Fifth Weekly Gain on Ample Demand, Low Rates Bloomberg / Theresa Barraclough

Japan’s Economy Grew 2.3%, Less Than First Estimated Bloomberg / Jason Clenfield and Tatsuo Ito

Global Stimulus May Result in Asset Bubbles, Fosler Says Bloomberg / Shamim Adam


Global economic crisis to continue: IMF chief Reuters

Insiders sell like there's no tomorrow CNN / Colin Barr

U.S. deficit hit $1.38 trillion through August AP via Washington Times / Martin Crutsinger

Treasury 10-Year Notes Gain for Fifth Week After Auctions Bloomberg / Cordell Eddings and Susanne Walker

Fed Failed to Curb Flawed Bank Lending, Inspector General Says Bloomberg / Steve Matthews

Gold pushes to a record high: $1,006.40 LA Times / Tiffany Hsu and Martin Zimmerman

Consumers in spotlight in flurry of data Marketwatch / Nick Godt

Cadbury chairman Carr says Kraft bid unappetizing Reuters / David Jones

U.S. Stocks Climb Most Since July, Led by Energy, as Oil Rises Bloomberg / Lynn Thomasson

Obama to impose tariffs on Chinese tires AP via Detroit Free Press / Jennifer Loven

The black September when the unthinkable happened London Times / Patrick Hosking and Christine Seib

Lehman Had to Die So Global Finance Could Live NY Times / Joe Nocera

Chinese, Russian economic paths dramatically differ McClatchy via Sacramento Bee / Tom Lasseter



Reset of economy means U.S. will become more dependent on other countries Seattle Times / Jon Talton

I'll take care of my swine flu at home Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Jack Markowitz

If you give people $4,500, they will spend it Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

‘Clunkers’ Probably Boosted Retail Sales: U.S. Economy Preview Bloomberg / Timothy R. Homan

Mortgage problems are walloping Americans' credit scores LA Tmies / Kenneth R. Harney

'Relos' go where needed to aid careers Washington Times / Karen Goldberg

Luxury goods are selling again Minneapolis Star Tribune / Dee DePass

Recession may forge a housing shift in California LA Times / Chip Jacobs

Rising rates could stall housing market recovery NY Post / John Crudele

Companies use paperless billing to save money Denver Post / David Migoya

No law can substitute for credit discipline LA Times / Humberto Cruz

Thousands of downtown DC protesters blast Obama AP via San Fransico Chronicle / Nafeesa Syeed

Snowe Says Health Bill With Public Option Won’t Pass in Senate Bloomberg / Gadi Dechter

One year out, Obama's team fails to re-regulate Wall St. NY Post / David Nelson

Feinstein skeptical about health care costs San Francisco Chronicle / Carolyn Lochhead

Obama Pledges to Fight Opponents of Health-Care Overhaul Plan Bloomberg / Julianna Goldman

What you need to know about gold HowStuffWorks via The State / Marshall Brain

China and US in new trade dispute BBC News


Car dealers fight slow sales after end of Clunkers AP via Boston Herald

How strong is Barack Obama's belief in free trade? Economist

Healthcare Reform is More Corporate Welfare Texas Straight Talk via Safehaven / Ron Paul

Mortgage modifications make things worse for some USA Today / Stephanie Armour

Company Bond Spreads to Narrow, JPMorgan Chase Says Bloomberg / Bryan Keogh

Sell Two-Year Treasuries as Bear Market Emerges, JPMorgan Says Bloomberg / Susanne Walker

Fed policy debate begins as recession ends Reuters / Ros Krasny

S.F. Fed's Yellen says recovery still at risk of shocks Marketwatch / Laura Mandaro

Bank reforms going down wrong road: Fed's Lacker Marketwatch / Greg Robb

Rx for money woes: Doctors quit medicine CNN / Parija B. Kavilanz

Gold through $1000, but not in the clear? Marketwatch / Peter Brimelow

Goldman’s O’Neill Sees ‘Silly September’ as Yen Appreciates Bloomberg / Brian Swint and Rishaad Salamat

South Florida nonprofits hit hard, get creative during recession Miami Herald / Daniel Chang

Yellen Says Fed Should Boost Jobs, Curb Disinflation Bloomberg / Scott Lanman and Dakin Campbell

Choices in Financial Regulation Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond / Jeffrey Lacker

The Outlook for Recovery in the U.S. Economy Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco Chronicle / Janet L. Yellen

Don't waste time worrying about a double-dip recession Dallas Morning News / Will Deener

Let's ditch the GDP CNN / Edward Hadas

Copper Rising at Goldman Isn’t Traditional Rebound Bloomberg / Millie Munshi

Stronger Dollar Impedes Gold's Glimmer Forbes / Melinda Peer

The Intel Shuffle Forbes / Jim Finkle and Clare Baldwin

U.S. Markets Wrap: S&P 500 Climbs to Highest in Almost a Year Bloomberg / Lynn Thomasson

Industrials, utilities pull stocks higher USA Today / Stephen Bernard And Tim Paradis

Chaumel Stocks See No V-Shaped Recovery in Economy Bloomberg / Alexis Xydias, Rita Nazareth and Elizabeth Stanton

How strong is Barack Obama's belief in free trade? Economist

Obama prods Wall Street to show responsibility, embrace tighter rules on collapse anniversary AP via Chicago Tribune / Ben Feller

The Banker-In-Chief On Wall Street Forbes / Joshua Zumbrun

Regulatory Perspectives on the Changing Accounting Landscape Federal Reserve Board / Elizabeth A. Duke

Fed Raising Rates Before ECB Signaled as Bunds Gain Bloomberg / Anchalee Worrachate and Lukanyo Mnyanda

Treasuries Decline Amid Speculation Rally Can’t Be Sustained Bloomberg / Cordell Eddings

Wilbur Ross Sees 20% Return for Treasury-Backed Mortgage Fund Bloomberg / Christopher Condon and Michael McDonald

Top economist: Things are worse NY Post / James Covert

U.S. Economy May See Its Slowest Recovery Since 1945 Bloomberg / Rich Miller

CA: New meltdown looms as Sacramento-area commercial vacancy rate rises Sacramento Bee / Dale Kasler

Retail stocks drop amid trade war concerns Marketwatch / Andria Cheng

U.S. Stocks Fluctuate as Utilities, Industrial Companies Gain Bloomberg / Lynn Thomasson

Monday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Violent Crime Falls in U.S. for Second Straight Year Bloomberg / Justin Blum

Dollar gives up early gains stemming from rising trade tensions Marketwatch / Deborah Levine

Dollar Diminishing Makes U.S. Favorite for High-Yield Bloomberg / Oliver Biggadike and Ron Harui

Canadians richer, but deeper in debt Globe and Mail

Eurozone is 'exiting recession' BBC News

Obamacare Will Require Concessions by Liberals Bloomberg / Albert R. Hunt


The Government-Based Economy Daily Reckoning via Safehaven / The Mogambo Guru

Obama resorts to protectionism St. Louis Post Dispatch / David Nicklaus

Consumer prices expected to have remained in check AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer / Christopher S. Rugaber

Oil stays below $71 as US crude supplies climb AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer / Alex Kennedy

Adobe to buy Omniture for $1.8B; 3Q profit slides AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer / Barbara Ortutay

Some top bond funds recover from '08 reverses Reuters / Jennifer Ablan

Where are the subprime perp walks? Fortune via CNN / Colin Barr

Does BofA Owe Treasury Billions? Forbes / Carl Gutierrez

Goldman's big rebound raises some eyebrows USA Today / Pallavi Gogoi

Money market mutual funds remain at risk USA Today / John Waggoner

Company stock buybacks down: Should investors worry? Bloomberg / Matt Krantz

Facebook makes money, tops 300 million users Reuters / Alexei Oreskovic

Who is most reponsible for carbon emissions? Economist

A Recovery, Yes, But Hardly Immaculate Forbes / Brian S. Wesbury and Robert Stein

Treasurys fall slightly as investors buy up stocks AP via San Francisco Chronicle

Treasuries Decline as Retail Sales Surge Most in Three Years Bloomberg / Daniel Kruger and Susanne Walker

Recession likely over but slog ahead CNN / Jennifer Liberto

Yellen Calls For "U" Shaped Recession and Another Jobless Recovery Mish’s Global Economic Trends via Safehaven / Mike Shedlock

Investors: Keep an eye on the market bubble NY Post / John Crudele

Stocks turn higher CNN / Alexandra Twin

Tuesday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Blockbuster will close as many as 960 stores to cut costs amid fierce competition AP via Chicago Tribune

PC showdown: Netbook threat heats up CNN / Jon Fortt

Kroger Profit Falls More Than Analysts Estimated Bloomberg / Carol Wolf

Treas Sec'y Geithner: Obama committed to avoiding middle-class tax hike, despite deficits AP via Chicago Tribune

WA: State's jobless rate resumes its climb: 9.2% for August Seattle Times / Drew DeSilver

Is China finally cooling off? CNN / Beth Kowitt

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

Bernanke Says ‘Shadow Banking’ Won’t Return to Pre-Crisis Size Bloomberg / Craig Torres and Scott Lanman

U.S. retail sales surge as economy gains strength Reuters / Lucia Mutikani

Producer Prices in U.S. Rise 1.7% as Gasoline Surges Bloomberg / Bob Willis

Bond bullishness Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

Treasuries Rise Before Fed Buys; Yellen Predicts ‘Tepid’ Growth Bloomberg / Wes Goodman

G.D.P. Seen as Inadequate Measure of Economic Health NY Times / David Jolly

Bank of America CEO Says Rebound May Beat Forecasts Bloomberg / David Mildenberg

Paul Krugman, meet Dr Sigmund Freud Marketwatch / Paul B. Farrell

U.S. Retail Sales in August Probably Rose on ‘Clunkers’ Program Bloomberg / Timothy R. Homan

Toys ‘R’ Us Plans 80 Temporary Stores to Capture Holiday Sales Bloomberg / Allison Abell Schwartz

Windows 7 is reduced to rainbows and unicorns LA Times / Dan Neil

Obama Sees Job Losses Ending, Vows to Push on Wall Street Rules Bloomberg / Rich Miller and Julianna Goldman

Dollar edges up vs yen, hovers above 7-mth low Reuters via Guardian / Masayuki Kitano

Putnam goes global with new suite of mutual funds Boston Herald / Jay Fitzgerald

Asian Stocks Fluctuate as Telstra, Aiful Slump; Rio Advances Bloomberg / Masaki Kondo