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Boost Your Returns: Bonds / Elizabeth O'Brien

Credit Swaps Lose Crisis Stigma as Confidence Returns Bloomberg / Abigail Moses and Shannon D. Harrington

Recession's end won't calm troubled waters Denver Post / Aldo Svaldi and Jason Blevins

U.S. unemployment not to peak until 2011: Krugman Reuters / Marja Novak

Volcker Says ‘Long Way to Go’ for Full U.S. Recovery Bloomberg / Peter J. Brennan, Christine Harper and Scott Lanman

First-time jobless claims expected to rise AP via Modesto Bee / Christopher S. Rugaber

MI: Neighborhoods suffer, grant money vanishes Detroit Free Press / Chastity Pratt Dawsey

Market Rally Stretches Into Third Straight Day / Mark Glassman

Is the Fed's Pumping Inflationary? Ludwig von Mises / Frank Shostak

Fed Examining Mid-Sized Banks’ Losses to Commercial Real Estate Bloomberg / Craig Torres

Credit card losses climb with jobless rate in August Reuters

Stocks spike to 1-year highs CNN / Alexandra Twin

Wednesday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

U.S. about to hit debt ceiling – again CNN / Jeanne Sahadi

Oracle net rises 4 pct but sales drop, stock slips AP via Seattle Times / Jordan Robertson

So Much For Single-Payer Forbes / David Whelan

Gold hits all-time high CNN / Ben Rooney

Crude supplies fall and a barrel rises above $72 AP via Houston Chronicle / Mark Williams

Bonds firm in recovery rally Reuters

International Demand for Long-Term U.S. Assets Weakened in July Bloomberg / Vincent Del Giudice

Stocks trading higher on growth in industrial production, upbeat comments from Bernanke AP via Chicago Tribune / Stephen Bernard

U.S. inflation reading tame, output rises again Reuters

Production in U.S. Increased More Than Anticipated Bloomberg / Courtney Schlisserman

Oil hovers under $71 as crude supplies climb AP via MSNBC

Bernanke May Accept Slow Recovery to Fight Inflation Bloomberg / Craig Torres

The Third Rail of Academia Lew Rockwell / Gary North

Fed Broadens Its Oversight To Include Subprime Lenders Washington Post / Binyamin Appelbaum

Pimco’s Gross Boosts Government Debt to 5-Year High Bloomberg / Wes Goodman and Susanne Walker

Treasuries Are Little Changed; Annual Inflation May Decline Bloomberg / Wes Goodman

CA: Southland home prices move north for fourth consecutive month LA Times / Peter Y. Hong

Greenspan Sees Threat Congress to Hamper Fed Inflation Fight Bloomberg / Timothy R. Homan

Unions to help President Obama push for health reform AP via Boston Herald

Many factors determine a 'fair' brokerage fee USA Today / Matt Krantz

Slow and steady wins the race Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

PA: It won't be business as usual for businesses during G-20 summit Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Erich Schwartzel

Yen May Gain as Traders Rest on ‘Silver Week,’ Mitsubishi Says Bloomberg / Yasuhiko Seki and Hiroko Komiya

UK economy is returning to growth, says Governor Independent / Sean O’ Grady

U.S. 10-Year Yield Decline to Pause at 3.3%: Technical Analysis Bloomberg / Wes Goodman

Obama Gets 56% Job Approval Amid Deficit Concerns, Poll Shows Bloomberg / Heidi Przybyla

Dollar index hits 1-year low below 76.407 Reuters via Guardian

Return of Day Traders Drives Rise in Volume Wall Street Journal / Tom Lauricella, Jane J. Kim and Mary Pilon

Asian Stocks Rise as U.S. Retail Sales Spur Growth Optimism Bloomberg / Masaki Kondo and Toshiro Hasegawa


Did Bernanke save us from another Great Depression? Christian Science Monitor / George Selgin

"Option" mortgages to explode, officials warn Reuters / Lisa Lambert

The cooling of guns and gold point to a better economy USA Today / Matt Krantz

A wrongheaded fund-management directive from Brussels Economist

Obama Wins Higher Ratings From Average Americans Than Investors Bloomberg / Rich Miller

Pre helps Palm narrow loss, unveils share sale Reuters / Gabriel Madway

MA: Timothy Cahill warns of Calif.-style crisis, calls for more cutbacks Boston Herald / Thomas Grillo

Is the Treasury Out to Kill Money Market Funds? Casey Research via Safehaven / David Galland

The latest American health-care reform plan is unveiled in the Senate Economist

House to vote on extending unemployment benefits CNN / Tami Luhby

Rising Debt May Cause Sun to Set on U.S. Economy: Chart of Day Bloomberg / David Wilson

Dallas-Fort Worth home foreclosure filings jump 34% Dallas Morning News / Steve Brown

CNN Poll: U.S. still in a serious recession CNN

Report: Gap widening between healthy, struggling small businesses Dallas Morning News / Sheryl Jean

Less pay. More hours. Unhappy workers CNN / Jessica Dickler

The Dow Jones and FTSE 100 hit new highs for the year Economist

Flash Trading Fight Reignites Forbes / Liz Moyer

Moody's stock slides on probes into credit ratings AP via Houston Chronicle

U.S. Corporate Bond Risk Rises Most in Two Weeks, Swaps Show Bloomberg / Bryan Keogh

Treasuries Rise as Philly Fed’s Jobs Index Falls, Prices Rise Bloomberg / Susanne Walker

Philadelphia Fed’s Index Rises More Than Anticipated Bloomberg / Courtney Schlisserman

French to tickle economic data with joie de vivre NY Post / John Crudele

Household Worth in U.S. Rose by $2 Trillion in Second Quarter Bloomberg / Bob Willis

FedEx profit slides 53 per cent Globe and Mail / Samantha Bomkamp

U.S. Stocks Fluctuate as Valuations Offset Economic Data Bloomberg / Rita Nazareth

Thursday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Kodak shares slump after financing deal AP via Seattle Post intelligencer / Ben Dorbin

Michigan jobless rate climbs to 15.2%, experts predict slow turnaround Detroit News / Brian J. O'Connor

Canadian Dollar Rises to Almost Year High on Growth Optimism Bloomberg / Chris Fournier

Loading up on junk bonds CNN / Walter Updegrave

Dollar holds small gains after data Marketwatch / Deborah Levine

U.S. Initial Jobless Claims Fell to 545,000 Last Week Bloomberg / Shobhana Chandra

Housing Starts in U.S. Climb to Nine-Month High Bloomberg / Bob Willis

U.S. Stock Futures Drop as Oracle, FedEx Sales Miss Estimates Bloomberg / Rita Nazareth

Southwest Airlines weathers downturn with focus on customer service, spirited attitude Chicago Tribune / Andrea Ahles

States forgive penalties, rap late taxes / Kimberly Leonard

Ground Hog Ben: Fed Declares Depression Over Lew Rockwell / Lila Rajiva

Treasuries Little Changed as Economy Recovers Without Inflation Bloomberg / Wes Goodman

Americans Plan to Limit Household Spending, Survey Shows Bloomberg / Mike Dorning

Housing Starts in U.S. Probably Increased to Nine-Month High Bloomberg / Bob Willis

Citing Risks, U.S. Seeks New Rules for Niche Banks NY Times / Eric Lipton

Gold, platinum, silver soar in futures trading LA Times / Tom Petruno

As Dow 10,000 looms, a time to worry Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

Asian Stocks Climb to 1-Year High Amid Commodity Price Gains Bloomberg / Patrick Rial and Masaki Kondo

Global poor to increase by 89 million by end of 2010, World Bank says LA Times / Annys Shin

Bank of Japan keeps key interest rate unchanged AP via Palm Beach Post / Yuri Kageyama

BOJ Signals Concern About Economy Even After Raising Assessment Bloomberg / Mayumi Otsuma


A Good Bond Is Hard To Find Forbes / Alex Anderson

Upper-Income Consumers Pull Back Their Spending Gallup / Dennis Jacobe

Treasuries Decline, Post Weekly Loss, as Debt Sales, Fed Loom Bloomberg / Susanne Walker

Mexico Sells $1.75 Billion of Foreign Bonds Due in 2019, 2040 Bloomberg / Lester Pimentel and Veronica Navarro Espinosa

How the major stock indexes fared on Friday AP via Seattle Times

Firearms, ammo see explosive sales growth Marketwatch / William Spain

Fed not acting like there's a recovery CNN / David Goldman

Big price jump for natural gas this week AP via Houston Chronicle / Chris Kahn

The hypocrisy of the Fed CNN / Paul R. La Monica

Moody's bearish on housing recovery Marketwatch / John Spence

Cramer: Calling For A Top In Bonds Technical Take via Safehaven / Guy Lerner

Quadruple witching: what it is and what it can do to markets Christian Science Monitor / Mark Trumbull

Stocks Near Year-to-Date Highs / Will Swarts

Microsoft sues over 'malicious' online advertising AP via Seattle Times

Gold dips as dollar gains Marketwatch / Nick Godt

California, Nevada Reach Record Unemployment Levels Bloomberg / Timothy R. Homan

PA: Got a job? Any job? Allentown Morning Call / Gregory Karp

Alabama, Hobbled by Swaps Stigma, Sells $140.3 Million of Bonds Bloomberg / Jerry Hart

Missing the Mark On Ratings-Agency Reform Washington Post / Steven Pearlstein

Inflating the echo bubble CNN / Richard Beales

Jobless rate tops 12% in 5 states CNN / Julianne Pepitone

California, Nevada Reach Record Unemployment Levels Bloomberg / Timothy R. Homan

Friday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Chicago-area retail sales plunge $5.8 billion, or 11.5%, in first half of '09 Chicago Tribune / Sandra M. Jones

‘Vile’ Junk Bonds Still Offer Value After Rally, Muzinich Says Bloomberg / Sarah McDonald

Irrational exuberance in the bond market? Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

Treasuries Head for Weekly Loss as U.S. Recovery Gains Traction Bloomberg / Wes Goodman

Gain in U.S. Household Wealth Will Help Ease Strain on Spending Bloomberg / Bob Willis

Recession setting records in Wisconsin, Oregon / Stephen C. Fehr

Oil falls towards $72, as drop in Asian equities weighs Reuters via Guardian

Dollar gets respite, off 1-yr low vs euro Reuters via Guardian / Masayuki Kitano

UK: There are miles to go before we return to a normal economy Independent / David Miles

Asian Stocks Slump as Aiful Seeks Suspension of Debt Payments Bloomberg / Patrick Rial and Toshiro Hasegawa

Pound Falls as Telegraph Says Lloyds’ Funding Plan Fails Test Bloomberg / Yasuhiko Seki and Ron Harui



Treasuries Fall as Investors Bet on Recovery; Supply, Fed Ahead Bloomberg / Susanne Walker

Dollar Falls to One-Year Low as Economy Spurs High-Yield Demand Bloomberg / Ye Xie

Will we be frugal forever? AP via Allentown Morning Call / Ashley M. Hehner

Stimulus still unfolding, secretary of labor says San Diego Union Tribune / Roger Showley

Jobless rates in Carolinas drop slightly Charlotte Observer / Sue Stock

Recession Drives Women Back to the Work Force NY Times / Steven Greenhouse

Asian Stocks Climb for Second Week as Growth Outlook Improves Bloomberg / Patrick Rial

Japan’s Fujii Says Yen Should Reflect Economic Fundamentals Bloomberg / Mayumi Otsuma and Kyoko Shimodoi


Newspapers expected to open Internet toll booths this fall as publishers test online fees AP via South Florida Sun Sentinel / Micahel Liedtke

Main Street awaits proof recession's over Detroit Free Press / Susan Tompor

Riding the bull a little longer CNN / Alexandra Twin

Rally is for suckers NY Post / Hilary Kramer

No less to ponder as summer fades away Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Jack Markowitz

Is the Recent Rally Irrational Exuberance? NY Times / Jeff Sommer

Home Sales, Goods Orders Probably Rose: U.S. Economy Preview Bloomberg / Bob Willis

Obama Sees Signs Economy to Grow While Unemployment Stays High Bloomberg / Hans Nichols

Let's dive into a healthcare insurance pool LA Times / David Lazarus

UK: The recession may be over, but the number without work won't stop rising Independent / Richard Northedge

Short sales spread across real estate market, leaving frustration in their wake Chicago Tribune / Mary Ellen Podmolik


Ending The $1.45 Trillion Shopping Spree Forbes / Joshua Zumbrun

Fed seen in no hurry to raise rates Reuters / Kristina Cooke

Pimco’s Clarida Says Fed on Hold Through Next Year Bloomberg / Erik Schatzker and Susanne Walker

All quiet on the rate front Marketwatch / Greg Robb

High-Yield Bond Buying Starting to Get ‘Ridiculous’ Bloomberg / Pierre Paulden

U.S. mortgage delinquencies set record Reuters / Nick Zieminski

Middle-aged workers worry about finding next job Pittsburgh Post Gazette via Detroit News / Tim Grant

Uncommonly Clever Economic Indicators Forbes / Maureen Farrell

The California Downturn Forbes / Peter C. Beller

Oil Options Hit Highs as Verleger Predicts 44% Plunge Bloomberg / Alexander Kwiatkowski and Grant Smith

Indexes Mixed Despite Economic Uptick / Will Swarts

Stocks sputter after hitting records CNN / Alexandra Twin

Democrats Target Bank Overdraft Charges Washington Post / Binyamin Appelbaum and Nancy Trejos

Leading indicators show recession bottoming out Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

U.S. Economy Will Add Jobs by End of This Year, Maki Says Bloomberg / Vincent Del Giudice and Thomas R. Keene

U.S. mortgage delinquencies set record: Equifax Reuters / Nick Zieminski

Lennar loss doubles, but profit seen in 2010 Miami Herald

Monday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

U.S. Stocks Drop on Valuations as Dollar Gains, Oil Declines Bloomberg / Rita Nazareth and Daniel Hauck

Newspapers Have Not Hit Bottom, Analysts Say NY Times / Richard Perez-Pena

Gold falls below $1,000 as dollar gains ahead of Fed, G20 Marketwatch /  Polya Lesova and Moming Zhou

Oil falls below $70; dollar rises against yen Bloomberg via Houston Chronicle

As Acorn Falls, Democrats Would Be Wise to Duck Bloomberg / Kevin Hassett



Thank the Fed For Your Lack of Purchasing Power Daily Reckoning via Safehaven / The Mogambo Guru

Seagate ups quarterly revenue view; H.B. Fuller rises Marketwatch / Carla Mozee

Healthcare mandates: Are they a tax or not? Christian Science Monitor / Mark Trumbull

Fed Said to Start Talks With Dealers on Using Reverse Repos Bloomberg / Liz Capo McCormick

Fed Growth Effort May Be Undermined by ‘Tight’ Credit Bloomberg / Scott Lanman

The Fed's dollar conundrum CNN / Colin Barr

Sale of two-year Treasury notes attracts strong demand LA Times / Tom Petruno

What did Hank know and when did he know it? NY Post / John Crudele

Unemployment benefits: Bill could help more than 1 million jobless CNN / Tami Luhby

Shoppers of all incomes are changing habits AP via MSNBC

Larry Ellison's Game Plan Forbes / Elizabeth Corcoran

Stocks returning to highs not seen since last fall CNN / Alexandra Twin

Last year's oil shock helped United, other U.S. carriers Chicago Tribune / Julie Johnsson

Bank of America, JPMorgan Trim Overdraft Fees Amid Criticism Bloomberg / Elizabeth Hester

Sorry, gold bugs, but the facts just don't add up Globe and Mail / Boyd Erman

Oil jumps back above $71 AP via Globe and Mail

Analyst: Crude oil could dip below $60 a barrel Bloomberg via Houston Chronicle / Grant Smith

TREASURIES-Slight price gains ahead of Fed meeting, debt sale Reuters / Chris Reese

July home prices up 0.3 percent, off 4.2 percent in year Reuters

Homebuilder Kirk Corp. 'out of business' after judge rejects bankruptcy reorganization plan Chicago Tribune / Mary Ellen Podmolik

Saving no grace for economy Chicago Tribune / Don Lee

Tuesday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

U.S. Stocks Gain, Extending Global Rally, as Dollar Slips Bloomberg / Rita Nazareth

Recovery from this recession is likely to take several years, says the IMF Economist

A 'Framework' For More Government Forbes / Brian S. Wesbury and Robert Stein

Health insurer tax not what it seems CNN / Jeanne Sahadi

Baggage fees and complaints at America's airlines Economist

Goldman Sachs’s Third-Quarter EPS Estimate Raised 28% at FBR Bloomberg / Christine Harper

Dollar drops as risk appetite resumes Marketwatch / William L. Watts

Treasury Futures Little Changed Before Record Sales This Week Bloomberg / Wes Goodman

Number of Foreign-Born U.S. Residents Drops Washington Post / Carol Morello and Dan Keating

Oil rises to $70, traders seek demand recovery signs Reuters via Guardian / Fayen Wong

Crude price 'shock' is next threat to recovery Independent / Sarah Arnott

Social Security benefit cuts or higher taxes are coming, sooner or later Marketwatch / Andrea Coombes

Corporate insiders continue to increase the pace of their selling Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

The three pseudo bulls on Wall Street Marketwatch / David Weidner

Asian Stocks Advance on Brokerage Upgrades; Samsung, STX Climb Bloomberg / Shani Raja

N.Z. Dollar Reaches 2009 High on Current Account, Milk Payouts Bloomberg / Candice Zachariahs

Dollar Falls on View G-20 to Call for Gains in Other Currencies Bloomberg / Ron Harui


Improved outlook from the Fed isn't enough to restart stock market's rally AP via Allentown Morning Call / Sara Lepro and Seth Sutel

When and how will Fed make its moves? Marketwatch / Greg Robb

Stopping The Presses Forbes / Joshua Zumbrun

Oil plunges 4% on inventory jump, Fed statement CNN / Hibah Yousuf

Corruption 'stifling economies' BBC News

IRS, ACORN Sever Ties Over Scandal AP via ABC News / Stephen Ohlemacher

FOMC Statement Federal Reserve Board

Whip inflation later? CNN / Paul R. La Monica

Fed’s Focus on Exit Ignores Unguarded Entrance Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

Junk borrowers ward off bankruptcy Fortune via CNN / Lauren Silva Laughlin

Treasuries Fall After Record $40 Billion 5-Year Note Auction Bloomberg / Cordell Eddings

Carry traders given blank check on dollar weakness Marketwatch / Nick Godt

7 Pieces of Good News About the Economy / Sarah Morgan

Strange Bedfellows In The Baucus Brawl Forbes / David Whelan

Obama Urges UN to Embrace New Era of Cooperation Bloomberg / Nicholas Johnston and Kate Andersen Brower

Fed to note economic improvement, may hint on exit Reuters / Mark Felsenthal

U.S. home loan demand hits highest since late May Reuters / Julie Haviv

Wednesday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Treasuries Little Changed Before Fed Decision, Five-Year Sale Bloomberg / Susanne Walker and Gavin Finch

Treasury yields can tell you when to buy stocks USA Today / Matt Krantz

Moody's accused of issuing inflated ratings: report Reuters

FL: It's going to be even harder to buy a condo in South Florida thanks to new FHA rule South Florida Sun Sentinel / Daniel Vasquez

Oil prices dip to $69 per barrel; supplies jump AP via Houston Chronicle / Mark Williams

Too Close For Comfort Forbes / Dan Gerstein

Leaders offer little of substance at the latest climate change gathering in New York Economist

G-20: Do global summits matter? CNN / Jennifer Liberto

Who watches most television? Economist

Michael Moore: 'Capitalism is anti-Jesus' CNN / Scott Cendrowski

Fed May Signal Economic Recovery Has Begun, Affirm Low Rates Bloomberg / Steve Matthews and Vivien Lou Chen

A New Bubble Of the Fed's Creation Washington Post / Steven Pearlstein

Treasury 30-Year Yields May Reach June High: Technical Analysis Bloomberg / Candice Zachariahs

German Bonds Decline for an Eighth Day on Evidence of Recovery Bloomberg / Lukanyo Mnyanda

Treasury Futures Little Changed Before Record Five-Year Auction Bloomberg / Wes Goodman

University Funds Report Steep Investment Losses NY Times / Geraldine Fabrikant

Feds may borrow from Peter to pay off Paul's deposits Boston Herald / Jay Fitzgerald

Emphasis on Growth Is Called Misguided NY Times / Peter S. Goodman

GOP rep seeks independent review of ACORN Boston Herald / Thomas Grillo

Oil steadies below $72, weak dollar supports Reuters via Guardian / Fayen Wong

Asian Stocks Advance on Commodities; Woodside Climbs on Oil Bloomberg / Shani Raja

Dollar Touches 1-Year Low as Federal Reserve May Keep Rates Low Bloomberg / Ron Harui and Candice Zachariahs

New Zealand Economy Emerges From Recession, Currency Rises Bloomberg / Tracy Withers


Bonds still say inflation, not deflation Marketwatch / Peter Brimelow and Edwin S. Rubenstein

Ex-Fed chief Volcker backs central bank keeping power Marketwatch / Ronald D. Orol

Volcker Criticizes Obama Plan on ‘Systemically Important’ Firms Bloomberg / Mike Dorning

Capitalism could lead to summit of G-100 Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Jack Markowitz

US Stocks Drop, With Alcoa, Bed Bath & Beyond Sliding Marketwatch / Karen Talley

After the Fed: What analysts think Globe and Mail / Mary Ann Hurley

Chucking the buck Economist

Oil slides below $66 Reuters via CNN

Obama's ex-doctor: Insurers 'screwing it up' CNN / Parija B. Kavilanz

Nielsen: People spending more time on social sites AP viia Seattle Post Intelligencer

Protesters break windows, clash with police at G20 Reuters / Michelle Nichols

RIM results, outlook disappoint, shares tumble Reuters / Wojtek Dabrowski

U.S. Markets Wrap: Stocks, Oil Retreat as Dollar, Bonds Gain Bloomberg / Rita Nazareth

Geithner Says G-20 Consensus Forming, U.S. Backs Strong Dollar Bloomberg / Rebecca Christie

The costliest cities for public transport Economist

The G-20's Final Hurrah? Forbes

U.S. Stocks Rise After Jobless Claims Unexpectedly Drop Bloomberg / Rita Nazareth

Unemployment claims slide CNN / Hibah Yousuf

U.S. Initial Jobless Claims Decreased to 530,000 Bloomberg / Timothy R. Homan

Gold rises as investors embrace risk and dollar slips Marketwatch / Nick Godt

American Airlines Plans to Sell Debt as Borrowing Costs Fall Bloomberg / Nikolaj Gammeltoft

Bank of England grows nervous about recovery Independent / Sean O'Grady

Report: State deficits loom despite stimulus / Pamela M. Prah

Fed Signals Growth Return Insufficient to End Monetary Stimulus Bloomberg / Scott Lanman

FDIC Is Broke, Taxpayers at Risk, Bair Muses Bloomberg / Jonathan Weil

Treasury Yield Is Near This Week’s Low Before Jobless Claims Bloomberg / Wes Goodman

Sales of Existing U.S. Homes Probably Climbed as Prices Fell Bloomberg / Bob Willis

Dollar soft after bounce, high-yielders gain Reuters via Guardian / Rika Otsuka

Seniors enjoy special rate in Social Security raise debate Chicago Tribune / Greg Burns

Holiday job seekers may find slim pickings LA Times / Andrea Chang and Nathan Olivarez-Giles

Fed to Lower Safety Net, but Gingerly NY Times / Edmund L. Andrews

Oil Industry Sets a Brisk Pace of New Discoveries NY Times / Jad Mouawad

Most Asian Stock Markets Fall on Commodity Prices; Japan Rises Bloomberg / Shani Raja

Japanese Exports Fell 36% in August, 11th Decline Bloomberg / Jason Clenfield and Kyoko Shimodoi



Credit the feds with getting new bond sales rolling Forbes / Matthew Craft

Unemployment safety net under stress Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

Fed members walk fine line in remarks on economy AP via Miami Herald / Jeannine Aversa

Clinton's Cure For Capitalism Forbes / Robert Lenzner

Longer Days, Fewer Weekends Federal Reserve Board / Kevin Warsh

Bullard Calls for the Development of Quantitative Rules for U.S. Monetary Policy That Could Be Implemented in the Current Environment Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

Fed officials say policy path hard to communicate Reuters / Mark Felsenthal and Ros Krasny

Fed's Warsh: Frank talk doesn't mean shift on the way Reuters

Recovery won't improve unemployment Fortune via CNN / Jia Lyn Yang

New year, no budget: How Washington works! CNN / Jeanne Sahadi

New players spur hedge-fund secondary market Marketwatch / Alistair Barr

Fast traders could shake up U.S. options pay system Reuters / Jonathan Spicer

Gold, silver falter for 3rd day; oil turns higher AP via The State / Sara Lepro

MI: ACORN's local office will close next week Lansing State Journal / Barbara Wieland

Stimulus question looms: What next? David Harrison

Bond-Fund Rise of $295 Billion Buoys Debt, Bank of America Says Bloomberg / Jody Shenn

U.S. Two-Year Notes Drop Most in Week on Consumer Confidence Bloomberg / Cordell Eddings

Consumer sentiment soars in final September reading Marketwatch / Greg Robb

U.S. Stocks Retreat on Disappointing Durable Goods, Home Sales Bloomberg / Rita Nazareth

Health reform you can count on CNN / Jeanne Sahadi

There's No Green In G-20 Forbes / Joshua Zumbrun

Crude falls for third day on lower stocks, demand worries Marketwatch / Moming Zhou and Polya Lesova

Corn, soybeans, oats climb on the Chicago Board of Trade, wheat falls; beef lower, pork mixed AP via South Florida Sun Sentinel

Grisly hanging of Census worker: an antigovernment act? Christian Science Monitor / Patrik Jonsson

Muni Yields Plummet to 42-Year Low as Issues Slow, Funds Grow Bloomberg / Jeremy R. Cooke

Federal Reserve Transparency Federal Reserve Board / Scott G. Alvarez

Brief Remarks Federal Reserve Board / Ben S. Bernanke

Bernanke: Consumer loan program still needed AP via Houston Chronicle

Fed may have to hike rates before need clear: Warsh Reuters

Durable Goods Orders in U.S. Unexpectedly Decreased Bloomberg / Timothy R. Homan

Fiscal Responsibility Requires Higher Taxes Forbes / Bruce Bartlett

Unilever Plans to Buy Sara Lee Soaps for $1.88 Billion Bloomberg / Duane D. Stanford and Jeroen Molenaar

Borrowers rush in as mortgage rates slip below 5% LA Times / E. Scott Reckard

Head of NYSE doubts recovery Marketwatch via Wichita Eagle / Sam Mamudi

Goods Orders, New-Home Sales in U.S. Probably Rose Last Month Bloomberg / Timothy R. Homan

GDP: Gross domestic pleasure Marketwatch / Thomas Kostigen

MI: Spending habits put Main Street at risk Detroit News / Jaclyn Trop

Recession gives a boost to canned-food business Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Teresa F. Lindeman

Schumer, Rockefeller to Challenge Baucus on Health-Care Plan Bloomberg / Nicole Gaouette and Kristin Jensen

Yen Strengthens on Concern G-20 May Tighten Investment Rules Bloomberg / Yasuhiko Seki and Ron Harui

Tax panels focus on states' long term fiscal health / Stephen C. Fehr

Treasuries Head for Weekly Advance Before Durable Goods Orders Bloomberg / Wes Goodman

Asian Stocks Decline on Nomura’s Share Sale, U.S. Home Report Bloomberg / Shani Raja


More tax cases vs wealthy, U.S. banks Reuters / Kim Dixon

Stocks at a tipping point ahead of crucial week CNN / Alexandra Twin

Safer in bonds? Yes, to a point LA Times / Tom Petruno

'Audit the Federal Reserve' bill gains steam LA Times / Jim Puzzanghera

$1 million going further in many housing markets AP via Houston Chronicle / Adrian Sainz

U.S. Stocks Fall Most Since July on Home Sales, Durable Goods Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton

GOP criticizes Democrats' health-care agenda Marketwatch

Looking back at Apple's fiscal 2009 CNN / Philip Elmer-DeWitt

European Stocks Post Steepest Weekly Drop Since July; H&M Falls Bloomberg / Sarah Jones

Pound Slides on Speculation BOE Favors Declines to Buoy Economy Bloomberg / Anna Rascouet and Morwenna Coniam

Yen Rallies to Seven-Month High as Japan Opposes Intervention Bloomberg / Ye Xie and Matthew Townsend

G-20 Unites to Curb Bank Pay, Align Economic Policy Bloomberg / Simon Kennedy and Rich Miller

New Signs That Recovery May Come in Dribs and Drabs NY Times / Jack Healy

A Rich Uncle Is Picking Up the Borrowing Slack NY Times / Floyd Norris

Japan’s 5-Year Notes Rise Most This Month as Stocks Decline Bloomberg / Yoshiaki Nohara

Asian Stocks Post 1st Decline in Three Weeks; Commodities Fall Bloomberg / Patrick Rial


ETFs rising as legitimate challenge to mutual funds Marketwatch / John Spence

Middle class bearing the brunt of joblessness NY Post / Michael Gray

The jobless recovery Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

U.S. Job Seekers Exceed Openings by Record Ratio NY Times / Peter S. Goodman

Payrolls Probably Declined at Slower Pace: U.S. Economy Preview Bloomberg / Bob Willis

Kraft set to launch hostile Cadbury bid: report Reuters

The oil industry isn't screwing us NY Post / John Crudele

Solar Power, Without All Those Panels NY Times / Anne Eisenberg

Chinese Industrial Profits Fall More Slowly as Economy Recovers Bloomberg

Japan Tankan May Show Firms to Cut Spending Even Amid Recovery Bloomberg / Jason Clenfield

Don't bank on your home as an ATM LA Times / Peter Y. Hong



The Real Reasons Behind Fed Secrecy Texas Straight Talk via Safehaven / Ron Paul

The Yuan's Global March Forbes / Ha Jiming

Survey: Most small business owners say recession isn't over for them Dallas Morning News / Sheryl Jean

Clash expected in committee over public option Newsday / Tom Brune

South Florida hotels say tourism slump worst in decades South Florida Sun Sentinel / Doreen Hemlock

Gold Gains On Greenback's Slip Forbes / Melinda Peer

Time and history are on the side of stock market bulls USA Today / Adam Shell

Bond Traders Are Doubters, Lemmings or Sissies Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

Negative Bond Returns Converge With Mortgage Miracle Bloomberg / Daniel Kruger

Bond Funds Price Change vs Volatility QVM via Safehaven / Richard Shaw

October truck sales could reveal strength of recovery Detroit Free Press / Sarah Webster

Chicago-area midsize banks feel the squeeze Chicago Tribune / Becky Yerak

Don't take dollar's place for granted: World Bank Reuters

Monday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

U.S. Stocks Climb on Takeovers; Affiliated Computer Surges Bloomberg / Lynn Thomasson

Stocks bounce on deal news CNN / Alexandra Twin

Microsoft stages a big comeback CNN / Joe Light

Obama’s Too-Big-to-Fail Plan Is Too Dumb to Pass Bloomberg / Kevin Hassett

Oil falls below $66 ahead of US economic reports AP via Seattle Times


Demystifying the Federal Reserve Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia / Charles I. Plosser

Stiglitz: GDP Blinded Us to the Crisis / Marie Leone

Finding a Job May Be Getting Easier Than It Looks: Chart of Day Bloomberg / David Wilson

Bonus limits may not reduce bankers' pay St. Louis Post Dispatch / David Nicklaus

Who admires their country the most? Economist

Is AMD's cash issue a problem for investors? Marketwatch / Therese Poletti

Is That a Bull Walking Up Wall St.? Washington Post / Tomoeh Murakami Tse

Fed's Plosser: Policy shift may need to be aggressive Reuters / Kristina Cooke

Another former Moody's exec slams firm's rating process Reuters / Rachelle Younglai

Pimco Save More, Spend Less Economy Brings Total Return to 5% Bloomberg / Thomas R. Keene and Susanne Walker

Smackdown For A Public Option Forbes / Brian Wingfield

Obama to fight for consumer agency -White House Reuters

Stocks slip after confidence drops CNN / Alexandra Twin

Recovery Stuck In Confidence Trap Forbes / Joshua Zumbrun

U.S. consumer woes overshadow housing cheer Reuters / Burton Frierson

Foreclosure blight: The cleanup crawls along CNN / Tami Luhby

Vacation Timeshares Drop at Record Pace as Americans Cut Back Bloomberg / Nadja Brandt

The end of the manic depressive market CNN / Paul R. La Monica

Walgreen Profit Tops Estimates as Drug Sales Jump 9% Bloomberg / Carol Wolf

Tuesday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

U.S. Stock Futures Gain as Home Prices Fall Less Than Forecast  Bloomberg / Michael P. Regan

Creeping Up to 5 Digits Yet Again NY Times / Jack Healy

Secret Service investigates Obama poll on Facebook LA Times / David G. Savage

Is California moving to the center? Forbes / Joel Kotkin

Whole Foods to Food Banks Washington Post / Annie Gowen

Consumers plan to spend 15.4% less on Halloween LA Times / Andrea Chang

Home Prices in 20 U.S. Cities Fell 13.3% in July From Year Ago Bloomberg / Bob Willis

World Bank Head Sees Dollar’s Role Diminishing NY Times / Edmund L. Andrews

Yen falls from eight-month highs BBC News

Europe Economic Confidence Improves to 12-Month High Bloomberg / Simone Meier

Russia Cuts Rates to 10% to Stimulate Bank Lending Bloomberg / Denis Maternovsky

Das Supply-Side Forbes / Brian S. Wesbury and Robert Stein

U.K. GDP Falls Less Than Prior Estimate, Loans Hold Steady Bloomberg / Jennifer Ryan and Svenja O’Donnell

The G-20 Gets Overambitious Forbes / Oxford Analytica


The Real Reasons Behind Fed Secrecy Lew Rockwell / Ron Paul

Council must eye risk, not just Fed: Bernanke Reuters / Kevin Drawbaugh

The Cyclicality of the User Cost of Labor with Search and Matching Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond / Marianna Kudlyak

Hedge funds find new sweet spot in sugar NY Post / Paul Tharp

Jobless rates rise in all U.S. cities in August Reuters

Economic growth seen slowing by year's end AP via Denver Post / Jeannine Aversa

Crude settles above $70 on supply data AP via Houston Chronicle / Chris Kahn

Central Bank Exit Policies Federal Reserve Board / Donald L. Cohen

International cooperation to modernize financial regulation Federal Reserve Board / Daniel K. Tarullo

Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis names Narayana Kocherlakota new president Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

Fed may boost rates while economy still weak: Kohn Reuters / Mark Felsenthal

Lockhart Says Atlanta Fed Conducting Review of Bank Supervision Bloomberg / Steve Matthews

Nearly 1 in 3 mortgages denied last year AP via MSNBC

47% will pay no federal income tax CNN / Jeanne Sahadi

Greenspan Sees Growth Slowing as Stocks ‘Flatten Out’ Bloomberg / Albert R. Hunt and Rich Miller

Super rich are $300 billion lighter CNN / Ben Rooney

So Long, Saturn Forbes / Joann Muller

U.S. Stocks Fall, S&P 500 Trims Best Two-Quarter Gain Since ’75 Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton

Thinking About Recovery Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta / Dennis P. Lockhart

Chicago Purchasing Managers’ Index Unexpectedly Falls Bloomberg / Courtney Schlisserman

U.S. Midwest business slips unexpectedly in Sept Reuters / Ros Krasny

Stocks sink as jitters return CNN

Wednesday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Gold futures back atop $1,000 as greenback weakens Marketwatch / Polya Lesova and Moming Zhou

Crude and gasoline futures rise on supply data AP via Seattle Times / Chris Kahn

'W-Shaped' Recovery Will Strain Budgets Forbes / Oxford Analytica

Thirty-Year Treasuries Decline Before Jobs, Purchasing Reports Bloomberg / Theresa Barraclough

Plosser Says Fed Will Need to Avert Repeat of ‘Great Inflation’ Bloomberg / Scott Lanman

Share repurchase strategies are getting a bad rap Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

Dollar Falls Against Yen on Speculation Fed Will Keep Rates Low Bloomberg / Yoshiaki Nohara and Ron Harui

Oil above $67 in Asia despite high inventories AP via Palm Beach Post / Alex Kennedy

Asian Stocks Advance on NGK Insulators Forecast, Micron Results Bloomberg / Shani Raja

Australia Retail Sales, Home Lending Jump, Stoking Rate Bets Bloomberg / Jacob Greber

Japan’s Factory Output Rises 1.8%, Sixth Monthly Gain Bloomberg / Jason Clenfield and Tatsuo Ito