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Corporate-bond defaults may be peaking, but there could still be trouble ahead in leveraged loans Economist

The honeymoon between Europe and Barack Obama's America is over Economist

Watch Your Step, Says Pimco Forbes / Matthew Craft

Recession's unemployment takes bigger toll on singles USA Today / Paul Davidson

Consumer spending, job numbers indicate uneven recovery Christian Science Monitor / Ron Scherer

Olympic losers Economist

Some seniors are raising eyebrows as they raise cash by selling insurance Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Tim Grant

Californians optimistic on future, survey finds Sacramento Bee / Mark Glover

Gold Tells You U.S. Bubble Hasn’t Popped Yet Bloomberg / Alice Schroeder

FHA Borrowers May Need Bigger Down Payments in Bill Bloomberg / Dawn Kopecki

Recession Rising Like Phoenix With Area Delinquencies Surging Bloomberg / Brian Louis

U.S., California Leaders Lack Fiscal Discipline, Gross Says Bloomberg / Ruby Madren-Britton

Mortgage-Bond Yields Tumble to Lowest in More Than Four Months Bloomberg / Jody Shenn

Bernanke Says No Thanks To More Power Forbes / Joshua Zumbrun

Stocks: New quarter, new selloff CNN / Alexandra Twin

U.S. Stocks Decline on ISM Manufacturing Data, Jobless Claims Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton

U.S. September auto sales plunge; GM, Chrysler hit hard Reuters / Kevin Krolicki and David Bailey

A fund battles back: up 45% this year CNN / Mina Kimes

Muni Bonds: Don't Chase High Yields Forbes / Alexandra Zendrian

Bernanke subdued on Fed's consumer protection role AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer / Jeannine Aversa

Third quarter was a bed of roses on Wall Street, but thorns lurk LA Times / Tom Petruno

Thursday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

U.S. small business loans in arrears rise: PayNet Reuters / James B. Kelleher

U.S. Consumer Spending Jumps by the Most Since 2001 Bloomberg / Shobhana Chandra

U.S. Initial Jobless Claims Rose 17,000 to 551,000 Bloomberg / Bob Willis

Want a job on Wall Street? Good luck. CNN / David Ellis

Obama's World Forbes / Nouriel Roubini

Tort reform is the healthcare debate's frivolous sideshow LA Times / Michael Hiltzik

Oil falls below $70 after surging overnight AP via MSNBC

Tighter Fairways Pimco / Mark Kiesel

Treasuries Are Little Changed Before Factory, Spending Reports Bloomberg / Theresa Barraclough

Comcast, General Electric Said to Discuss NBC Universal Stake Bloomberg / Rachel Layne,, Brett Pulley and Andy Fixmer

The stock market in October is typically quite volatile Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

Asian Stocks Fall on Growth Concern; Honda, Advantest Decline Bloomberg / Shani Raja

Bank of America Chief to Depart at Year’s End NY Times / Louise Story and Eric Dash

Dollar on defensive, Aussie hits 14-mth high Reuters / Rika Otsuka

China Manufacturing Grows at Fastest Pace Since 2008 Bloomberg

Yen May Drop to 100, Former Japan Currency Official Utsumi Says Bloomberg / Mayumi Otsuma and Masahiro Hidaka

Japan Tankan Sentiment Rises for Second Quarter Bloomberg / Jason Clenfield


Investors in Treasuries, Dollars Defy Common Sense Bloomberg / David Pauly

Stocks slide for second week CNN / Alexandra Twin

Daley Dynasty Left With ‘Damaged Goods’ by Olympics-Bid Defeat Bloomberg / Tony Dreibus and John McCormick

U.S. Unemployment Now Lasts Longer Than Benefits: Chart of Day Bloomberg / Michael McKee and Alex Tanzi

Inflation and Monetary Policy in Extraordinary Times Federal Reserve Bank of Boston / Eric S. Rosengren

Greenspan says Fed balance sheet an inflation risk Reuters

U.S. Stocks Erase Losses as Economic Data Spurs Fed Speculation Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton

Friday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Boeing gets $6.5M defense deal AP via San Francisco Chronicle

Senate health-care bill heading for committee vote Marketwatch / Robert Schroeder

Oil slides on weak U.S. jobs data AP via Houston Chronicle

In the Eye of the Appraiser Washington Post / Renae Merle

Factory orders drop unexpectedly AP via MSNBC

A Jobs Crisis Forbes / Joshua Zumbrun

Bad news: Jobs market getting worse CNN / Chris Isidore

Jobless rate reaches 9.8 percent in September AP via San Francisco Chronicle / Christopher S. Rugaber

Treasuries Head for Second Week of Gains on CIT Failure Concern Bloomberg / Theresa Barraclough

Stiglitz Deflation Threat Pushes Fed to Keep 2010 Rates at Zero Bloomberg / Michael McKee

Bernanke, in Nod to Critics, Suggests Board of Regulators NY Times / Edmund L. Andrews

Banks With 20% Unpaid Loans at 18-Year High Amid Recovery Doubt Bloomberg / James Sterngold, Linda Shen and Dakin Campbell

Unemployment in U.S. Probably Increased, Payrolls Dropped Again Bloomberg / Bob Willis

Social Security Applications Almost Double Because of Recession Bloomberg / Jonathan D. Salant

No statistical reason to bet against Halloween Indicator Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

Asian Stocks Fall on Economic Growth Concerns; Panasonic Slumps Bloomberg / Masaki Kondo and Kotaro Tsunetomi

Yen Nears 3-Month High Versus Euro on Job Concern, Stock Drop Bloomberg / Yoshiaki Nohara and Ron Harui

Chinese Economic Juggernaut Is Gaining on Japan NY Times / Hiroko Tabuchi

Japan’s Jobless Rate Unexpectedly Falls From Record Bloomberg / Aki Ito and Toru Fujioka


House proud? Economist

Colorado ski resorts push discounts early Denver Post / Steve Raabe

Fischer Tells Governments Not to Rely on Inflation to Pare Debt Bloomberg / Steve Bryant

‘Abusive Swaps’ Would Be Banned Under Frank’s Derivatives Plan Bloomberg / Dawn Kopecki

Treasury Yields Drop to Lowest Since May as Recovery Falters Bloomberg / Daniel Kruger and Cordell Eddings

Too Rich to Worry? Not in This Downturn NY Times / Paul Sullivan

U.S. September Job Cuts Exceeded Forecasts; Unemployment Rose Bloomberg / Bob Willis

Retailers Expect Flat Christmas Sales This Year NY Times / Stephanie Rosenbloom

Dollar Advances Most Since June as Policy Makers Voice Support Bloomberg / Oliver Biggadike and Ye Xie

Asia Economies May Escape From ‘Almost Unprecedented’ Disasters Bloomberg / Michael Dwyer



Remarks by FDIC Chairman Sheila Bair to the International Institute of Finance Istanbul, Turkey FDIC / Sheila Bair

To be or not to be for employment recovery NY Post / Terry Keenan

Even as layoffs persist, some employers can't find people with right skills to fill good jobs AP via Chicago Tribune / Christopher Leonard

California, fresh off short-term-note sale, will sell bonds Marketwatch

Service Industries Probably Stabilized: U.S. Economy Preview Bloomberg / Shobhana Chandra

Recession, You Look Familiar NY Times / Devin Leonard

If shoppers have money, downturn is a boon AP via MSNBC / Rachel Beck

US economic power 'is declining' BBC News

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas - really early Boston Globe via The State

Hard knocks in direct sales LA Times / Andrea Chang

The Jobs News Gets Worse NY Times / Floyd Norris

Wells Fargo cutting customers' lines of credit San Francisco Chronicle / Andrew S. Ross

Mutual funds deserve better than; good is enough’ Boston Herald / Chuck Jaffe

Microsoft hopes Windows 7 makes you forget about Vista Chicago Tribune / David Colker

Earnings likely to determine stock rally's future AP via Sacramento Bee / Tim Paradis

If Comcast goes Hollywood, it has to learn the culture Philadelphia Inquirer / Miriam Hill and Maria Panaritis

U.S. firms look to sell wares in emerging markets LA Times / Don Lee

Investors brace for a rocky ride CNN / Alexandra Twin

Obama links job growth to health plan AP via Washington Times / Charles Babington

G-7 to Fade as I.M.F. Broadens Representation NY Times / Carter Dougherty

Offshore Haven Considers a Heresy: Taxation NY Times / Landon Thomas, Jr.

Bank of Korea Can Use Non-Rate Tools as Prices Rise, Yoon Says Bloomberg / Shamim Adam and Francine Lacqua


Bombs and Bribes Texas Straight Talk via Safehaven / Ron Paul

Wanted: Good Bond Research / Janet Paskin

Oil settles above $70 as stock markets climb AP via Houston Chronicle / Dirk Lammers

A Bit Better, But Very Far From Best Federal Reserve Bank of New York / William C. Dudley

Disagreement about the Inflation Outlook Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco / Sylvain Leduc, Glenn D. Rudebusch, and Justin Weidner

Fed Policy in the Financial Crisis: Arresting the Adverse Feedback Loop Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas / Danielle DiMartino Booth and Jessica J. Renier

N.Y. Fed's Dudley says better pay structures needed Marketwatch / Kate Gibson

Fed's Dudley says soft economy warrants low rates Reuters / Pedro Nicolaci da Costa

Fed Should Release Borrowers’ Names, Bloomberg Says Bloomberg / Mark Pittman

Merrill: Oil's Shooting To $100 Next Year CNN

The Sell Side is Pushing with All of Their Might to Inflate the Market... BoomBustBlog via Safehaven / Reggie Middleton

Earnings Set For Return To Spotlight Forbes / Steve Schaefer

The 'sale-less' recovery CNN / Paul R. La Monica

Dow to sell solar shingle, sees huge market Reuters / Matt Daily

Mortgage Rally Brings Once-Shunned Bonds to Almost Double Lows Bloomberg / Jody Shenn

Fed Needs Goldilocks for Roach Motel Check-Out Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

U.S. service sector grows for first time in a year Reuters / Nick Olivari

What is Really Happening to the US Economy? Brookes News via Safehaven / Gerard Jackson

U.S. job market stronger for 1st time in 18 months: Conf. Board Reuters

Stop Fretting About Income Inequality Forbes / John Tamny

Savings at 24-Year High Means Lasting Recovery for McCaughan Bloomberg / Lynn Thomasson

High unemployment spells hiring opportunity for some small businesses Chicago Tribune / Ann Meyer

Housing Talk: Could The Rally Die? Forbes / Stephane Fitch

Houses lack earning power of post-World War II era Chicago Tribune / Peter Y Hong

Oil prices near $69 CNN / Hibah Yousuf

Roubini Sees Stock Declines as Soros Warns on Economy Bloomberg / Shamim Adam and Francine Lacqua

Monday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Stock Seers Say Gross 5% May Only Be Normal in Debt Bloomberg / Lynn Thomasson and Michael Tsang

Bailout cop: Treasury set 'unrealistic expectations' CNN / Jennifer Liberto


Regulatory Reform and the Economy: We Can Do Better pdf Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City / Thomas M. Hoenig

Fed's Hoenig suggests tightening 'sooner rather than later' Marketwatch / John Letzing

California Tries to Save Municipal Market Itself: Chart of Day Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

Labor Department comes clean about fake jobs NY Post / John Crudele

Structural unemployment crisis stalking U.S. economy Reuters / Lucia Mutikani

U.S. still seen in recession, may last until 2010: survey Reuters

Take this jobless recovery and shove it! CNN / Paul R. La Monica

Healthier, wealthier and wiser Economist

Gold Is Just Getting Going Forbes / Melinda Peer

Beware the gold bubble CNN / Scott Cendrowski

See Sallie run NY Post / Mark DeCambre

Profit news could make or break the bull stock market USA Today / Adam Shell

Fidelity’s Bolton Predicts ‘Multi-Year’ Bull Market Bloomberg / Bernard Lo and Michael Patterson

Stiglitz Says Markets ‘Irrationally Exuberant’ About Recovery Bloomberg / Francine Lacqua and Jeremy Torobin

Dow jumps 132 points as hopes grow for strengthening in corporate profits, global economy AP via Chicago Tribune / Tim Paradis

Is Central Florida crawling out of the economic trough? Orlando Sentinel / Jim Stratton

Gold Jumps to Record as Inflation Outlook Fuels Investor Demand Bloomberg / Nicholas Larkin, Pham-Duy Nguyen and Kim Kyoungwha

Gold price rises to all-time high BBC News

Oil above $71 as global stocks gain, dollar drops AP via Seattle Times / Gerorge Jahn

Recovery Begins In The Home Forbes / Brian S. Wesbury and Robert Stein

U.S. Apartment Vacancies Hit 23-Year High of 7.8% Bloomberg / Hui-yong Yu

U.S. Economy on Mend, Housing Poised for Rebound, LaVorgna Says Bloomberg / Vincent Del Giudice and Thomas R. Keene

Tuesday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Overdraft-Fee Revenue Up 35 Percent, Study Says Washington Post / Nancy Trejos

Treasuries Little Changed Before $39 Billion Three-Year Sale Bloomberg / Theresa Barraclough

Finding a job is hard work Marketwatch / Irwin Kellner

Another blue holiday shopping season predicted Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Teresa F. Lindeman

Obama Weighs Spending to Stem Job Cuts Without Second Stimulus Bloomberg / Mike Dorning and Nicholas Johnston

Harvard prof wins Nobel Prize in medicine Boston Herald / Jerry Kronenberg

Gold timers' wall of worry Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

Potential end of dollar-based oil deals helps gold shine Marketwatch / Myra P. Saefong

Dollar Falls on Report Gulf States May Stop Using Greenback Bloomberg / Yoshiaki Nohara and Ron Harui

Asian Stocks Advance on U.S. Service Report, Commodity Prices Bloomberg / Jonathan Burgos and Shani Raja

Central bankers accuse IMF of failures before crisis London Times / Patrick Hosking

Australia Lifts Key Rate From 49-Year Low, Signals More to Come Bloomberg / Jacob Greber

Euro Gains Versus Dollar Before German Factory Orders Report Bloomberg / Yoshiaki Nohara and Ron Harui

Australia’s RBA May Keep Benchmark Rate at 3% Bloomberg / Jacob Greber



Mortgage Crisis Shuffles Toward Fancier Neighborhoods Forbes / Bernard Condon

ASF Testimony to Senate Banking Subcommittee: Securitization Vital to Restoring Credit; Necessary Ingredient for Economic Recovery SIFMA

Gold sniffing fifth-straight winning session Marketwatch / Myra P. Saefong

New Florida state budget could have deficit of $2.6 billion / Marc Caputo

California Bonds Pay 0.9 Percentage Point Over Corporate Debt Bloomberg / Jeremy R. Cooke

Gold hits another record CNN / Ben Rooney

Oil falls despite drop in supply AP via Houston Chronicle / Chris Kahn

Consumers cut borrowing by $12 billion in August AP via Houston Chronicle / Christopher S. Rugaber

It's the Spending, Stupid Real Clear Politics vuia Forbes / John Stossel

Alcoa swings to surprise profit CNN / Julianne Pepitone

Treasuries Gain for First Time on Four Days Before Auction Bloomberg / Susanne Walker and Cordell Eddings

Bonds up as reach for yield trumps supply worry Reuters / Burton Frierson

A quarter of America's total income is earned by the top 1% Economist

U.S. Recession May Erase Prior Expansion’s Jobs, Goldman Says Bloomberg / Carlos Torres

Joblessness hits white-collar workers hard San Francisco Chronicle / Tom Abate

Mortgage applications jump CNN / Ben Rooney

Gold spike gives consumers pause, not fever Reuters / James Regan and Amena Bakr

Wednesday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

U.S. Stocks Fluctuate as Homebuilders Decline, Alcoa Advances Bloomberg / Rita Nazareth

Monsanto 4Q loss widens, adjusted earns beat view AP via Seattle Post intelligencer / Christopher Leonard

Costco 4Q profit falls 6 percent but tops views AP via Houston Chronicle

The great tax drought of 2009 CNN / Jeanne Sahadi

Reid, Pelosi to meet Obama on aiding US economy Reuters

Lewis: When the regulators become the regulated Denver Post / Al Lewis

Baseball attendance falls amid recession Reuters

IL: MLB owners approve sale of Chicago Cubs to Ricketts family Chicago Tribune / Ameet Sachdev

CO: DIA reports record August traffic Denver Post / Ann Schrader

European Economy Contracts More Than Estimated Bloomberg / Simone Meier

Paralysis in the Debt Markets Is Deepening the Credit Drought NY Times / Jenny Anderson

Gold and bonds over the last two months have both been strong Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

Treasuries Little Changed Before $20 Billion 10-Year Auction Bloomberg / Theresa Barraclough

In an uncertain economy, what could be safer than a pile of money? Pittsburgh Post Gazette /  Tim Grant

Reverse-mortgage boom raising concerns on potential pitfalls Chicago Tribune / Mary Ellen Podmolik

Capitalism is just Moore hypocrisy Boston Herald / Darren Garnick

Gold eases from record but sentiment stays bullish Reuters / Chikako Mogi

Gold Near Record, Oil Climbs as Dollar May Drop, Inflation Gain Bloomberg / Kim Kyoungwha

Asian Stocks Gain as Commodity Prices Rise; Hitachi Advances Bloomberg / Masaki Kondo and Toshiro Hasegawa

Dollar's Slide Gives Rise to Calls for New Reserve Washington Post / Frank Ahrens

Yen Falls Versus Dollar as Stocks Rally on Recovery Optimism Bloomberg / Yoshiaki Nohara and Ron Harui

E.C.B. Balances Support for Recovery With Demands of Its Master: Inflation NY Times / Carter Dougherty


Broker commissions eat into investors' mutual fund returns USA Today / John Waggoner

Gold will hit $2,000 an ounce within decade, says Jim Rogers Marketwatch / Moming Zhou

Marriott Tops Earnings Forecast Washington Post / Thomas Heath

One trillion reasons to skip a new stimulus plan NY Post / John Crudele

Saudis ask for aid if world cuts dependence on oil AP via Houston Chronicle

The Federal Reserve's Balance Sheet: An Update Federal Reserve Board / Ben S. Bernanke

In the Wake of the Crisis Federal Reserve Board / Daniel K. Tarullo

The Fed's $2.2 trillion fire hose CNN / David Goldman

Bernanke Says Ready to Tighten When Economy Improves Bloomberg / Craig Torres

Bernanke sees tighter policies as economy heals Reuters

Treasuries Decline, Head for Weekly Drop, on Fed Policy Outlook Bloomberg / Theresa Barraclough

Bullion bulls Economist

Stocks rally on earnings hopes CNN / Alexandra Twin

Peace lovers Economist

Financial Education in the Wake of the Crisis Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond / Jeffrey M. Lacker

Cash Binge to End as Central Banks Jive to Exit Bloomberg / Mark Gilbert

Commercial Paper Market Expands Most in Almost a Year Bloomberg / Bryan Keogh

Treasury Bonds Decline After $12 Billion Auction of Securities Bloomberg / Cordell Eddings and Susanne Walker

California Raises Estimated 20-Year Tax-Exempt Bond Yield to 5% Bloomberg / Jeremy R. Cooke

Thursday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

U.S. Retail Sales Rise for First Time in 13 Months Bloomberg / Allison Abell Schwartz

Roubini says housing market hasn't bottomed Reuters / Walter Brandimarte

Mortgage Rates in U.S. Fall to 4.87%, Freddie Says Bloomberg / Brian Louis

Jobless lose lifeline as Senate stalls CNN / Tami Luhby

US deficit 'hits record $1.4tn' BBC News

Pelosi Says Windfall Profit Tax on Insurers Studied Bloomberg / James Rowley

Gold taps fresh record above $1,060 Marketwatch / Moming Zhou & Myra P. Saefong

Oil climbs above $71 Reuters via CNN

Cocaine Survivors Losing London Bonus See End to Bubble’s Binge Bloomberg / Stephanie Baker and Thomas Penny

Treasuries Little Changed; 5-Month Low Yields May Damp Demand Bloomberg / Theresa Barraclough

Home Sellers in U.S. Cut Prices by $28.4 Billion, Trulia Says Bloomberg / Daniel Taub

$5800 Gold? But stocks okay, too Marketwatch / Peter Brimelow

Buyers, sellers come out as gold price surges Baltimore Sun / Jay Fitzgerald

Gold Rises to Record for Third Day on Outlook for Weaker Dollar Bloomberg / Kim Kyoungwha and Madelene Pearson

Oil will peak in 10 years, Government warned London Times / Robin Pagnamenta

Dollar Falls to 2-Week Low on Amid Signs of Global Recovery Bloomberg / Yoshiaki Nohara and Ron Harui

Dollar cedes ground as Aussie leads the pack Reuters / Charlotte Cooper

Asian Stocks Climb on Australian Jobs Report, Alcoa Earnings Bloomberg / Shani Raja

Japan’s Current-Account Surplus Widened in August Bloomberg / Keiko Ujikane

Australian Unemployment Falls, Driving Rate-Rise Bets Bloomberg / Jacob Greber


Gold regains its shine amid an uncertain economy St. Louis Post Dispatch / David Nicklaus

Competition for jobs at highest level since recession began, 6 unemployed pursue each opening AP via Chicago Tribune / Christopher Rugaber

Lifeboats For A Sinking Dollar Forbes / Robert Lenzner

Gold shines for investors CNN / Ben Rooney

The world confused financial assets with real ones Economist

What Your Fund Manager Owns Forbes / Michael Maiello

Monetary Policy Research and the Financial Crisis: Strengths and Shortcomings Federal Reserve Board / Donald L. Kohn

Bernanke sees tighter policies as economy heals Reuters / Mark Felsenthal

U.S. Job Openings Fall to Lowest Level in at Least Nine Years Bloomberg / Courtney Schlisserman

Air pocket or second dip? Economist

U.S. Economy: Trade Gap Unexpectedly Shrank in August Bloomberg / Shobhana Chandra

U.S. Stocks Advance as Analyst Recommendations Lift Tech Shares Bloomberg / Rita Nazareth

Friday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Nobel's Bold Choice Forbes / Parmy Olson

Obama Wins Nobel Peace Prize for Reviving Diplomacy Bloomberg / Jeff Bliss and Meera Bhatia

It's Time For Deficit Reduction Forbes / Bruce Bartlett

Treasuries Decline, Head for Weekly Drop, on Fed Policy Outlook Bloomberg / Theresa Barraclough

California municipal bond sale falls short of fundraising goal LA Times / Tom Petruno

Glimmer of light at end of tunnel for retailers Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Teresa F. Lindeman

Downsized economy is new reality, markets expert says St. Petersburg Times / Jeff Harrington

Unemployment Will Suppress U.S. Consumer Spending, Survey Shows Bloomberg / Bob Willis and Alex Tanzi

Trade Gap in U.S. Probably Widened as Imports Outpaced Exports Bloomberg / Shobhana Chandra

White House Faces Pressure on Jobs Washington Post / Neil Irwin, Lori Montgomery and Michael A. Fletcher

Calls increase to extend economic stimulus to help states / Stephen C. Fehr

MA: $400M to $1B state budget gap feared Boston Herald

Dollar Rises as Bernanke Says Fed Set to Tighten Upon Recovery Bloomberg / Yoshiaki Nohara and Ron Harui

Equity Market May Extend Gain as Factory Output Rises, ASR Says Bloomberg / Alexis Xydias

Most Asian Stocks Gain as Chip Prices Rise; Utilities Decline Bloomberg / Shani Raja

Bank of Korea holds rates, casts doubt over Nov hike Reuters via Guardian / Seo Eun-kyung

Japan Machine Orders Rebound 0.5% From Record Low Bloomberg / Jason Clenfield and Tatsuo Ito



Bernanke Resurrects the Bond Vigilantes National Investor via Safehaven / Chris Temple

The Great Recession: The numbers tell the story AP via Houston Chronicle / Tim Paradis

"Peak oil" theorists: World running out Denver Post / Michael Booth

USA Today circulation down 17% AP via Washington Post / Andrew Vanacore

Economic storm batters small businesses hardest Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Tomas Olson

Treasury 30-Year Bonds Fall Most in 2 Months on Supply, Rates Bloomberg / Daniel Kruger

Derivatives Proposals in U.S. House Move Closer to Obama’s Plan Bloomberg

Has federal stimulus created jobs? South Florida Sun Sentinel via Maimi Herald / Marcia Heroux Pounds and Deborah Acosta

Obama Says Congress Reaching ‘Historic Moment’ on Health Care Bloomberg / Kate Andersen Brower

Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize Elicits Surprised, Divided Reactions Bloomberg / Jeff Bliss and Meera Bhatia

California Budget Is Already in the Red 10 Weeks After Passage Bloomberg / William Selway and Michael B. Marois

Dollar Falls as Skeptics of ‘Strong’ Currency Buy Euro, Aussie Bloomberg / Oliver Biggadike and Ruby Madren-Britton

The Bull's Lessons for the Next Bear Market Washington Post / Manuel Schiffres

It's all down to profits Marketwatch / Laura Mandaro

Pulling Ourselves Out of the Crash Washington Post / Tomoeh Murakami Tse

U.S. Stocks Climb, Pushing Dow Average to Highest Close of 2009 Bloomberg / Lynn Thomasson and Mary Childs

European Stocks Post Biggest Weekly Gain Since July; BHP Climbs Bloomberg / Julie Cruz


Some forecasters think there really is a "v" in "recovery" St. Louis Post Dispatch / David Nicklaus

After their big ride, bond funds may have weak legs LA Times / Martin Zimmerman

Retail Sales Probably Fell in September: U.S. Economy Preview Bloomberg / Shobhana Chandra

Recession, depression: Let's call it off NY Post / John Crudele

Payback time for clunkers Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

Bartering becoming more popular amid recession Chicago Tribune / Laura Cohn

For mortgages, 620 is the new magic number Chicago Tribune / Gregory Karp

New highs, but now a big test CNN / Alexandra Twin

Would the world replace the dollar? Philadelphia inquirer / Joseph N. DiStefano

McCain Says 40,000 More Troops Needed to Win in Afghanistan Bloomberg / Jesse Westbrook and Viola Gienger

President ought to defend $ NY Post / Terry Keenan

Winners of the Nobel economics prize AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer

Russia Economy ‘Sunk’ Below Forecasts, Medvedev Says Bloomberg / Maria Ermakova and Anna Shiryaevskaya

UK: This public-spending squeeze will be much tighter than people expect Independent / Hamish McRae

UK: Bank rate to stay frozen for 5 years London Times / David Smith



Gold Prices Could Correct Forbes / Melinda Peer

Gold rises as dollar slides and crude climbs to 7-week high Marketwatch / Moming Zhou

Dow 10,000: Just Another Number? Business Week / Ben Steverman

Have stocks peaked out? Marketwatch / Peter Brimelow

Stocks Back Off Year to Date High, Go Flat / Will Swarts

CA: County's median home price unchanged since August San Diego Union Tribune / Thomas Kupper

Gold has shown its mettle, but how high can it go? AP via San Diego Union Tribune / Dave Carpenter

Obama vs. Fox News: Now, the gloves are off Christian Science Monitor / Mark Sappenfield

Stone Calls U.S. Economic Growth Outlook ‘Troublesome’ in 2010 Bloomberg / Shobhana Chandra and Thomas R. Keene

Mass modification event saves U.S homes, marriages Reuters / Lisa Baertlein and Al Yoon

The White House Vs. The White Paper Forbes / David Whelan

U.S. Corporate Issues Surpass $1 Trillion in 2009 Bloomberg / John Detrixhe

Worst of the U.S. recession over: survey Reuters / Lucia Mutikani

America's Big Comeback Forbes / Michael Maiello

Lost jobs will not return until 2012 - economist poll Marketwatch / Greg Robb

Recession may be over, but recovery is painful CNN / Chris Isidore

Christmas Spending Forecast Down From a Year Ago Gallup / Lydia Saad

Housing risks still lurk even as buyers return Reuters / Al Yoon and Nick Carey

Monday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Rallying S&P 500 Never Cheaper in Europe on Dollar Bloomberg / Michael Tsang and Adria Cimino

Dollar Reaches Breaking Point as Banks Shift Reserves Bloomberg / Ye Xie and Anchalee Worrachate

Oil, fuel prices jump as dollar falls AP via MSNBC

Right to bear arms Economist

American is first woman to win Nobel in economics AP via Miami Herald / Karl Ritter and Matt Moore

Iceland Shrinks 8% as Prices Increase 11% in Deepest Recession Bloomberg / Chad Thomas and Omar Valdimarsson



The Economic Outlook Federal Reserve Board / Donald L. Cohen

Recovery to be moderate, not V-shaped: Kohn Marketwatch / Greg Robb

Goldman's Big Bond Earnings Forbes / Matthew Craft

Treasury Bond Rally Fails the Asset-Bubble Test Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

Banks: The Horror May Be Set To Resume Forbes / Liz Moyer

Increase Employment the Same Way You Increase Home Sales Northern Trust via Safehaven / Paul Kasriel

Policymakers are happy the dollar is falling Marketwatch / Irwin Kellner

Dollar loses reserve status to yen & euro NY Post / Paul Tharp

Somebody in Congress needs to look into this NY Post / John Crudele

Snowe's On Board Forbes / Brian Wingfield

Bloomberg acquires BusinessWeek BBC News

Will Intel earnings lead Dow past 10000? Christian Science Monitor / Mark Trumbull

Intel upbeat on future earnings BBC News

Mixed J&J earnings leave investors little to cheer AP via San Francisco Chronicle / Sara Lepro and Tim Paradis

Report shows states' revenue sources / John Gramlich

CA: Jobless rate rises to 10.1 percent in S.F. San Francisco Chronicle / Tom Abate

TIPS Show Bernanke Isn’t Whipping Inflation Concerns Bloomberg / Daniel Kruger

Treasurys gain amid doubts about recovery Marketwatch / Deborah Levine

Treasuries Rise on Speculation Rates to Stay Low, Dollar Falls Bloomberg / Susanne Walker and Matthew Brown

Economists here are less dismal — but still dismal St. Louis Post Dispatch / David Nicklaus

Report: Oil demand peaked in 2005 for West AP via Seattle Times

Gold strides onto record turf again CNN / Ben Rooney

U.S. Stocks Retreat as Whitney Downgrades Goldman Sachs Shares Bloomberg / Sapna Maheshwari

Tuesday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

U.S. Stocks Primed for Takeovers, Goldman Sachs Says Bloomberg / Rita Nazareth

Deregulate Labor Markets Forbes / Richard A. Epstein

How much do big awards pay? Economist

German Investor Sentiment Drops on Economic ‘Realism’ Bloomberg / Jana Randow

Gloomy fund investors Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

California Bond Sale Boosts Costs as Investors ‘Overstretched’ Bloomberg / Jeremy R. Cooke and Michael McDonald

Pace Slows on Losses for Banks NY Times / Eric Dash

A Second Great Depression Is Still Possible Lew Rockwell / Thomas Palley

The buck stops here Marketwatch / Irwin Kellner

Obama Dollar Retreats Most Against Commodities in Wealth Shift Bloomberg / Brendan Murray

Dollar back on defensive; Aussie hits 14-mth high Reuters via Guardian / Kaori Kaneko

Later Viewings of Shows on DVRs Brighten Ratings NY Times / Bill Carter

Treasuries Rise as North Korea Missiles Spur Demand for Safety Bloomberg / Wes Goodman

Dollar Weakens Against Euro as Stock Gains Curb Safety Demand Bloomberg / Yoshiaki Nohara and Ron Harui

Yen Nears Two-Week Low as Recovery Optimism Curbs Safety Demand Bloomberg / Yoshiaki Nohara and Ron Harui

Asian Stocks Advance on Japanese Bank Proposal, Metals Prices Bloomberg / Patrick Rial and Adam Haigh

New Zealand Retail Sales Rise 1.1% as Recession Ends Bloomberg / Tracy Withers


Do States Need to Act More Like Brands? Forbes / Mike Linton

Building a solid base with fixed income Globe and Mail / Gail Bebee

Constrained lenders and wary borrowers explain falling levels of credit in America Economist

U.S. dollar drop overrides official pleas for strength Marketwatch / Laura Mandaro

Oracle CEO Ellison challenges IBM: "make our day" in business software battle South Florida Sun Sentinel / Jordan Robertson

MI: State jobless rate ticks up to 15.3% Detroit News / Brian J. O'Connor

Decline in Chinese trade slowing BBC News

Examining the State of the Banking Industry before the Subcommittee on Financial Institutions FDIC / Sheila C. Bair

State of the banking industry Federal Reserve Board / Daniel K. Tarullo

Minutes of the Federal Open Market Committee September | 22-23, 2009 Federal Reserve Board

Fed Says Some Officials Were Open to Buying More MBS Bloomberg / Craig Torres

Renting Beats Home-Buying Remorse After Meltdown Bloomberg / John F. Wasik

Don't trust Dow 10,000 CNN / Chris Isidore

It's Google's Quarter To Lose Forbes / Quentin Hardy

Smart money: Sitting out the rally CNN / Katie Benner

Dow closes above 10,000 on optimism about recovery AP via Houston Chronicle

Bank Earnings Put Delay-and-Pray Tactic to Test Bloomberg / David Reilly

Thousands have disclosed their overseas tax havens, IRS says LA Times / Stuart Pfeifer

Talks lead to little progress in MI budget impasse AP via Seattle Times / Kathy Barks Hoffman

Bank-Bond Risk Drops as JPMorgan Earnings Fuel Recovery Bets Bloomberg / Abigail Moses and Bryan Keogh

Treasurys decline as U.S. retail sales top estimates Marketwatch / Deborah Levine

U.S. Business Inventories Fell 1.5% in August, Most This Year Bloomberg / Courtney Schlisserman

Retail Sales in the U.S. Decrease Less Than Forecast Bloomberg / Shobhana Chandra

Oil prices jump above $75 a barrel to 1-year high AP via USA Today / George Jahn

Dow surges toward 10,000 CNN

Wednesday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

JPMorgan shares jump on profit surge Reuters / Elinor Comlay

America Needs A Leveraged Cry-Out Forbes / Dan Gerstein

Global Confidence Rises as Manufacturing, Stocks Gain Bloomberg / Shamim Adam and Shobhana Chandra

U.S. 10-Year Yields to Draw Buyers at 3.42%: Technical Analysis Bloomberg / Wes Goodman

Treasuries Are Little Changed Before Report on Retail Sales Bloomberg / Wes Goodman

Still on the Job, but Making Only Half as Much NY Times / Louis Uchitelle

U.S. Retail Sales Probably Fell After ‘Clunkers’ Plan Expired Bloomberg / Shobhana Chandra

Hybrid Halloween Indicators Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

Asian Stocks Rise on China Exports, Australia Consumer Index Bloomberg / Adam Haigh and Shani Raja

Gold futures extend rally as U.S. dollar sinks Marketwatch / Myra P. Saefong

Investors setting gold standard at over $1,000 an ounce Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Tim Grant

Dollar heading downhill Chicago Tribune / Gail MarksJarvis

UK: Recession helps push inflation to five-year low Independent / Sean O’ Grady

BOJ Holds Rate at 0.1%, No Comment on Ending Steps Bloomberg / Mayumi Otsuma

China Export Decline Slows as Global Economy Recovers Bloomberg


Banking on the banks Economist

SIFMA’s Bentsen Statement on Committee Passage of Derivatives Regulation SIFMA

Here’s where stimulus money is putting people to work Christian Science Monitor / Mark Trumbull

Obama in the footsteps of George W. Bush Reuters / Bernd Debusmann

White House wants to boost manufacturing jobs, czar says Detroit News / David Shepardson

Mountain of modifications Marketwatch / Steve Kerch

Wages tumble toward 18-year low USA Today / Dennis Cauchon and Paul Overberg

More owners trying to make cars last Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Don Hammonds

Shiny Returns, Shaky Foundations Forbes / Liz Moyer

Earnings season proves dicey gamble for short sellers Marketwatch / Laura Mandaro

Oracle Says It May Make Another Hardware Acquisition Bloomberg / Rochelle Garner

Google sees record $1.6bn profit BBC News

Feeding the world Economist

Muni Bonds End Six-Day Skid as Month-High Yields Entice Demand Bloomberg / Jeremy R. Cooke

Doo-Doo Economics Pimco / Bill Gross

Google’s Profit, Sales Top Estimates as Ads Recover Bloomberg / Brian Womack

IBM raises full-year outlook, posts higher profit Reuters / Ritsuko Ando

U.S. Stocks Gain as Energy Advance Overshadows Bank Slump Bloomberg / Sapna Maheshwari

Dow Jones industrial average tops 10,000 again Chicago Tribune / Walter Hamilton

Dow 10,000: Day two CNN / Alexandra Twin

Thursday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Walgreens OKs $2B share buyback Chicago Tribune / Mary Ellen Podmolik

Mark-to-Make-Believe Turns Junk Loans to Gold Bloomberg / Jonathan Weil

Hedge Funds Began Hiring Frenzy in Late August, Heidrick Says Bloomberg / Miles Weiss

State Revenue Falls Most Since 1963 on Incomes, Sales Bloomberg / Jerry Hart and William Selway

New York Governor Seeks $5 Billion of Cuts, Revenues Bloomberg / Michael McDonald and Michael Quint

Treasurys fall after jobless claims improve, inflation up Marketwatch / Deborah Levine

U.S. Initial Jobless Claims Fall More Than Forecast Bloomberg / Courtney Schlisserman and Timothy R. Homan

Consumer Prices in U.S. Increased at Slower Pace Bloomberg / Timothy R. Homan

New York Empire Factory Index Surges to 5-Year High Bloomberg / Bob Willis

More Illinois homeowners falling into foreclosure Chicago Tribune / Mary Ellen Podmolik

30-year fixed mortgage rate edges above 5% LA Times via Chicago Tribune / E. Scott Reckard

Goldman beats Street on big bond trading profits Reuters / Steve Eder

Citigroup Has $101 Million Profit on Smaller Reserves Bloomberg / Bradley Keoun

Southwest reports loss as revenue falls 7.8 percent AP via Houston Chronicle

Investors Favored Bond Funds as Dow Average Rallied Past 10,000 Bloomberg / Jeff Kearns and Mary Childs

Pimco’s Gross Boosts Government Debt, Cuts Mortgage Holdings Bloomberg / Wes Goodman and Susanne Walker

Treasuries Decline as Asian Stocks Rally on Improved Earnings Bloomberg / Theresa Barraclough

Fed Officials Question Expansion’s Durability, Discuss More Aid Bloomberg / Craig Torres

Foreclosures rise 5 percent from summer to fall AP via Palm Beach Post / Alan Zibel

Make your Social Security choice wisely Marketwatch / Robert Powell

Dow at 10,000? Wake me when it's 14,000 Marketwatch / David Callaway

Airline forecast: Even fewer passengers in 2010 USA Today / Gary Stoller

Asian Stocks Rise on Earnings Optimism; Treasuries, Yen Fall Bloomberg / Adam Haigh and Jonathan Burgos

New Rivals Pose Threat to New York Stock Exchange NY Times / Graham Bowley

Golub Named Interim Lazard CEO After Bruce Wasserstein’s Death Bloomberg / Josh Fineman and Laurence Arnold

Oil rises towards $76 on U.S. inventories, economy Reuters via Guardian / Jennifer Tan

Dollar Falls to 14-Month Low on Improving Earnings, Stock Rally Bloomberg / Yoshiaki Nohara and Ron Harui

Stevens Says Australia Can’t Be ‘Timid’ on Rate Rises Bloomberg / Jacob Greber