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Fed seen on hold as outlook uncertain Reuters / Kristina Cooke

Summers to lead high-level meeting on U.S. economy Reuters

Government needs an exit strategy from GMAC bailout St. Louis Post Disoatch / David Nicklaus

Japanese exporters slammed by yen and weak demand Marketwatch / Myra P. Saefong

We will pay for Fed's borrow short, lend long strategy NY Post / Terry Keenan

Payrolls Probably Fell, Factories Sped Up: U.S. Economy Preview Bloomberg / Timothy R. Homan

U.S. employment losses expected to moderate Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

The Shape of a Recession NY Times / Catherine Rampell

October retail sales look to capture fall momentum Reuters / Alexandria Sage

After the recession, what'll we learn? NY Post / John Crudele

Wall Street's broken rally CNN / Alexandra Twin

Seniors can boost their Social Security benefits by 're-retiring' LA Times / Kathy M. Kristof

Paul's good health care idea won't ever survive Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Jack Markowitz

Stiglitz Says U.S. Is Paying for Failure to Nationalize Banks Bloomberg

Can Citigroup Carry Its Own Weight? NY Times / Andrew Martin and Gretchen Morgenson

Obama warns more will lose jobs amid recovery AP via Augusta Chronicle

Obama faces criticism as US state tops secrecy table Guardian – Observer / Nick Mathiason

Geithner: Deficit too high, but avoids tax talk AP via Miami Herald

Supply-Side Ideas, Turned Upside Down NY Times / N. Gregory Mankiw

Time Heals Everything in Quarterly Statements US News and World Report via NY Times / Paul J. Lim

Retirement funds need repair Marketwatch / Chuck Jaffe

NC: A little jingle this season? Charlotte Observer / Jen Arnoff

China Manufacturing Expands at Faster Pace, PMI Shows Bloomberg

UK: Unemployment and competition from pubs are growing headache for clubs Guardian – Observer / Simon Bowers


Incentive Compensation, Risk Management, and Safety and Soundness Federal Reserve Board / Daniel K. Tarullo

Residential and commercial real estate Federal Reserve Board / Jon D. Greenlee

Inflation Expectations and the Risk of Deflation Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco / Jens Christensen

Frequent borrower California is back with another bond sale LA Times / Tom Petruno

Spending limits, gambling top fiscal 2009 ballot measures / Pamela M. Prah

A prepackaged pratfall Economist

Bond Markets, Banks Bust Bernanke Drive to Lower Consumer Rates Bloomberg / Jody Shenn and Shannon D. Harrington

Dearth of borrowing, lending hobbles recovery Dallas Morning News / will Deener

U.S. Stocks May Be Starting ‘Correction,’ CLSA Says Bloomberg / Patrick Rial

What are the stakes in the U.S.-China yuan tussle? Reuters / Glenn Somerville and Simon Rabinovitch

Rising U.S. gasoline prices may hurt recovery Dallas Morning News

Ben Bernanke Is A Walking Economic Fallacy Forbes / John Tamny

Half of all American kids will receive food stamps at some point during childhood, report says AP via South Florida Sun Sentinel / Lindsey Tanner

Small businesses are getting bullish Houston Chronicle / L.M. Sixel

Government Statistics and Lies Texas Straight Talk via Safehaven / Ron Paul

House health bill totals $1.2 trillion AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer / David Espo

Is This A Fall Stall Or A Swoon? Forbes ./ Steve Schaefer

Microsoft CEO: IT spending won't fully recover AP via San Francisco chronicle / Kelly Olson

Qwest to save $100 million via pension, pay freeze AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer

America's Most Toxic Cities Forbes / Francesca Levy

Muni Borrowers Planning $10 Billion Face ‘New-Issue Penalty’ Bloomberg / Jeremy R. Cooke

Cisco results seen solid but bar set high Reuters / Ritsuko Ando

U.S. Stocks Rally as Ford Profit, Economic Data Top Estimates Bloomberg / Sapna Maheshwari

Monday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Ford posts surprising profit AP via NY Post

Manufacturing in the U.S. Expanded at a Faster Pace Bloomberg / Shobhana Chandra

September construction spending rises 0.8 percent AP via Houston Chronicle

Speeches & Testimony FDIC / Sheila C. Bair

Washington's inconvenient economic truths CNN / Nina Easton

Treasuries Drop on Speculation Manufacturing Grew Last Month Bloomberg / Wes Goodman

Bank of America Joins China as Buyer of Treasuries Bloomberg / Susanne Walker

FL: Laid-off workers remain in recession's grip Orlando Sentinel / Jim Stratton

Small Banks Move In as Giants Falter NY Times / Zachery Kouwe

The Great Default Lew Rockwell / Gary North

Will the holiday turkey be eaten by the bear? Marketwatch / Andre Julian

Kraft Foods earnings aim to prove a point Marketwatch / Matt Andrejczak

A New Chinese Stock Exchange Opens With a Surge NY Times / David Barboza

Oil rises above $77 in Asia as investors eye US economy, dollar AP via Allentown Morning Call / Alex Kennedy

Asian Stocks Fall on Yen, U.S. Consumer Report; Sony Declines Bloomberg / Masaki Kondo

Euro Advances Against Yen, Dollar on Signs of Economic Recovery Bloomberg / Yasuhiko Seki and Ron Harui

Australia looks to faster growth and higher rates Reuters via Guardian

G20 may set targets to correct imbalances –Nikkei Reuters via Guardian


Whats Wrong With Consumer Confidence? Technical Take via Safehaven / Guy Lerner

Fed to mull recovery, financial stability at policy meeting Reuters / Pedro Nicolaci da Costa

Ben Bernanke: The Real Pay Czar Forbes / Brian S. Wesbury and Robert Stein

Factory orders post fifth increase in six months AP via USA Today

Buffett to buy Burlington Northern Reuters / Nick Zieminski

Tribune Co. newspapers won't use AP next week Chicago Tribune

Tuesday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Johnson & Johnson to cut up to 8,000 jobs CNN / Ben Rooney

U.S. Stocks Extend Global Drop as Bank of America, Intel Slump Bloomberg / Sapna Maheshwari

Bankruptcy is bad news -- really bad news -- for stock investors USA Today / Matt Krantz

Policy 'Czars' Are Vital, Problematic Forbes / Oxford Analytica

Schwab lists first ETFs Marketwatch / John Spence

The number of species in danger of extinction Economist

EU Raises 2010 GDP Forecast as Deficits, Jobless Soar Bloomberg / Emma Ross-Thomas

Stay in the money with munis Marketwatch / Jonathan Burton

Treasury Futures Are Little Changed; Factory Orders May Rise Bloomberg / Wes Goodman

IL: Foreclosure filings spike in collar counties Chicago Tribune / Mary Ellen Podmolik

Tipping down during tough economic times Boston Herald / Thomas Grillo

UBS Reports Fourth Consecutive Loss on Debt Charge Bloomberg / Elena Logutenkova

Stanley Works to buy Black & Decker AP via LA Times

At Work With the Flu NY Times / Steven Greenhouse

Gold futures rise as much as $12 on Globex Marketwatch / Myra P. Saefong

Oil extends gains above $78, eyes U.S. crude stocks Reuters via Guardian

Yen Declines as Economic Optimism May Increase Demand for Yield Bloomberg / Ron Harui

Euro Rises a Second Day as Economic Optimism Spurs Yield Demand Bloomberg / Ron Harui

Australia Increases Key Interest Rate by Quarter Point to 3.5% Bloomberg / Jacob Greber



Did the Federal Reserve Do the Right Thing? / Elizabeth Trotta

Fed to markets: Let the bubble blow Marketwatch / David Callaway

The Fed's Potent Medicine Business Week / Peter Coy

There's No Bubble In Tech Stocks Forbes / Rick Whittington

E.U. requirements may force Oracle to drop Sun deal Daily Finance / Douglas McIntyre

Whole Foods profit jumps; outlook weighs on shares AP via Houston Chronicle / Sarah Skidmore

Cisco beats forecasts, recovery under way Reuters / Ritsuko Ando

Senate throws a lifeline to the jobless CNN / Tami Luhby

No Credit To Congress On Deficit Forbes / Brian Wingfield

GOP wins build momentum for 2010

What Fed's Latest Move Means for Mortgages / Aleksandra Todorova

Pulte Homes posts $361.4M loss for Q3 AP via Detroit News

Can gold hit $1,500? CNN / Paul R. La Monica

The glow fades Economist

Dollar Drops Most in Two Months on Fed’s Interest-Rate Signal Bloomberg / Ye Xie

Treasuries Drop a Third Day as Fed Says Economy Is Improving Bloomberg / Susanne Walker and Daniel Kruger

FOMC Statement Federal Reserve Board

Rolling Back the Financial Safety Net Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond / Robert L. Hetzel

Fed's Freeze Frame Forbes / Joshua Zumbrun

Fed sees rates near zero for "extended period" Reuters / Mark Felsenthal and David Lawder

Fed Pledges to Keep Rates Low for ‘Extended Period’ Bloomberg / Craig Torres

Friday's unemployment numbers are not expected to be encouraging Chicago Tribune / Gail MarksJarvis

Oil: back to $80 per barrel as dollar slides AP via Denver Post / Chris Kahn

India: 'All Clear' For Gold Bulls Forbes / Steve Schaefer

Dollar reserve status seen in slow slide Reuters / Nigel Davies

Fed Likely to Say Economy Improving, Keep Rates Low Bloomberg / Vivien Lou Chen and Scott Lanman

Reverse Repos Spook The Market Forbes / Alexandra Zendrian

U.S. Treasury to Sell $81 Billion in Long-Term Debt Next Week Bloomberg / Rebecca Christie

Treasuries Decline on Bets Fed to Signal Economy Is Improving Bloomberg / Susanne Walker and Lukanyo Mnyanda

Wednesday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Time Warner profit beats estimates; outlook raised Reuters / Paul Thomasch

Comcast net income up 22 pct, but growth slows AP via Houston Chronicle

Gold hits a record near $1,100 CNN / Ben Rooney

ISM Services Index in U.S. Fell to 50.6 in October From 50.9 Bloomberg / Bob Willis

Pace of job losses slows CNN / Julianne Pepitone and Ben Rooney

ADP Says U.S. Companies Cut Estimated 203,000 Jobs Bloomberg / Timothy R. Homan

U.S. Home Prices Haven’t Really Bottomed, Pimco’s Simon Says Bloomberg / Jody Shenn

Republicans Ride Economic Woes to Wins in Two States Bloomberg / Heidi Przybyla

The shine coming off Economist


SIFMA Research Quarterly for Third Quarter 2009 Now Available pdf SIFMA

Ambac Insurance Unit May Be Put in Receivership, JPMorgan Says Bloomberg / Christine Richard

Exit, followed by a bear Economist

The change he didn't seek Economist

Taxpayers risked trillions at height of crisis AP via Modesto Bee / Daniel Wagner

Starbucks says more customers visit and spend more AP via Forbes / Ashley M. Heher

A growing PayPal could soon overshadow parent eBay AP via Detroit News / Rachel Metz

Only low taxes can save dying big cities Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Jack Markowitz

California's new withholding rate brings smaller paychecks Marketwatch / Andrea Coombes

Articles mentioning globalisation in The Economist Economist

The Feds Have No Faith in Recovery Delta via Safehaven / Michael Pento

Inflation gives boost to I Savings Bonds Detroit Free Press / Susan Tompor

Prices on the move, but not in an orderly fashion Chicago Tribune / Greg Burns

Fannie Mae to rent out homes instead foreclosing AP via San Francsico chronicle / Alan Zibel

A bear on gold when the rest are bullish Globe and Mail / Larry McDonald

Oil slips on questions about demand AP via Houston Chronicle / Chris Kahn

Obama gibberish on jobs makes my job easy NY Post / John Crudele

AMA Uneasy In Support Of ObamaCare Forbes / David Whelan

When Mutual Funds Get Strange Forbes / Alexandra Zendrian

Dow reclaims 10,000 CNN / Alexandra Twin

U.S. Markets Wrap: Dow Rises Most Since July, Gold Advances Bloomberg / Matt Townsend

Sara Lee reports higher 1Q earnings, raises guidance Chicago Tribune / Mike Hughlett

Central banks set path for pullback Globe and Mail / Brian Milner and Kevin Carmichael

Treasurys turn lower after jobless claims drop Marketwatch / Deborah Levine

Valuing Bonds, Dollar Is Crazy in World Gone Mad Bloomberg / Mark Gilbert

Holiday retail: Forget rock-bottom markdowns CNN / Suzanne Kapner

October retail sales fall short for many Reuters / Nicole Maestri

U.S. Worker Productivity Jumps, Costs in Record Drop Bloomberg / Shobhana Chandra

U.S. Economic Slump May Produce Classic Recovery, SocGen Says Bloomberg / Andrew Davis and Lorenzo Totaro

Thursday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

U.S. Stock-Index Futures Gain on Jobless Claims, Cisco Earnings Bloomberg / Sapna Maheshwari

DirecTV 3Q profit flat as revenue rises 10 percent AP via Palm Beach Post

Eurozone interest rates unchanged BBC News

Treasury Yield Curve to Steepen to Record, Morgan Stanley Says Bloomberg / Candice Zachariahs

Treasuries Little Changed, Snap Decline as Asian Stocks Slide Bloomberg / Wes Goodman

Four Reasons Hyperinflation Hasn’t Hit the US... Yet Lew Rockwell / Keith Fitz-Gerald

Report: 11 states emerging from recession / David Harrison

Republican Wins May Make Democrats Cautious on Obama Agenda Bloomberg / Jonathan D. Salant

Asian Stocks Decline on Growth Concerns; Doosan Heavy Slumps Bloomberg / Jonathan Burgos and Patrick Rial

Yen, Dollar Rise on Concerns Jobless Gains Signal Slow Recovery Bloomberg / Yoshiaki Nohara and Theresa Barraclough

Australian Exports Jump Most in 11 Months, Underpinning Growth Bloomberg / Jacob Greber and Jesse Riseborough


Lousy Jobs, In Such Small Portions Euro Pacific via Safehaven / Peter Schiff

Obama's 'Lost And Dislocated' Jobs Forbes / Newt Gingrich and Vince Haley

No dollar panic yet, but watch for $1.60 in euro Reuters / Gertrude Chavez-Dreyfuss and Wanfeng Zhou

Stop the 'jobless recovery' madness! CNN / Colin Barr

U.S. Consumer Credit Fell in September, Eighth Drop Bloomberg / Vincent Del Giudice

30-year fixed-rate mortgages dip below 5% again LA Times via Chicago Tribune / E. Scott Reckard

Free shipping key to online retailers amid recession and as holidays approach Chicago Tribune / Sandra M. Jones

Berkshire Hathaway for $68? Sweet! NN / Paul R. La Monica

Amazon shares climb on analyst's sales growth view AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer

Short-term Treasurys head towards weekly gain Marketwatch / Deborah Levine

U.S. Corporate Credit Risk Index Rises on Jump in Unemployment Bloomberg / Shannon D. Harrington

Treasuries Gain as Unemployment Tops 10%, Job Cuts Increase Bloomberg / Daniel Kruger and Susanne Walker

Nobel Laureate Phelps Says U.S. Recovery Will ‘Run Out of Gas’ Bloomberg / Jeffrey Donovan and Erik Schatzker

U.S. unemployment rate hits 10.2 percent Reuters / Lucia Mutikani

Unemployment in U.S. Jumps to 10.2%, Payrolls Fall Bloomberg / Timothy R. Homan

Capitalism's Fundamental Flaw Forbes / Sramana Mitra

Friday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Global Stocks May Fall as U.S. Yields Rise: Technical Analysis Bloomberg / Patrick Rial

U.S. natural gas supply may dry up within 30 years, T. Boone Pickens says Dallas Morning News / Elizabeth Souder

The federal bailout of banks may not be as costly as feared St. Louis Post Dispatch / David Nicklaus

G20 to stay the course on economic stimulus Reuters / Sumeet Desai

Bondholders Extract Revenge on Fee-Hungry Bankers Bloomberg / David Reilly

Treasuries Little Changed as Sales Loom; Yield Gap Near Widest Bloomberg / Theresa Barraclough

African-Americans hit inordinately hard by recession Chicago Tribune / Kathy Bergen

Payrolls in U.S. Probably Fell at Slower Pace, Joblessness Rose Bloomberg / Timothy R. Homan

A bucking bronco market Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

Asian Stocks Rise on Australian Growth Outlook, Data From U.S. Bloomberg / Jonathan Burgos

Reserve Bank of India’s Gold Purchase From the IMF Lew Rockwell / Michael S. Rozeff

Dollar Set for Weekly Drop as U.S. Job Losses Expected to Slow Bloomberg / Yoshiaki Nohara and Ron Harui

Oil rises above $80 amid stock market surge AP via Palm Beach Post / Alex Kennedy

Hedge fund insider-trading scandal expands LA Times / Walter Hamilton

World unemployment up despite economic recovery AP via Palm Beach Post / Greg Keller

World’s Central Banks Signal End to Policy ‘Largesse’ Bloomberg / Brian Swint and Jennifer Ryan



U.S. stocks push off into a sea of white caps Marketwatch / Laura Mandaro

When the Dollar Rallies, the Market Will Crash Lew Rockwell / Mike Whitney

Exported Inflation Lew Rockwell / Gary North

Earth to economists: Recession isn't over CNN / Carla Fried

Millions represent the face of 10.2 percent joblessness Washington Post / V. Dion Haynes and Dana Hedgpeth

Temp-work rise a ray of hope in jobs picture Chicago Tribune / Julie Wernau

Retail hiring slump lingers Detroit News / Jaclyn Trop

Jobless rate is even worse than thought AP via Tennessean / Jeannine Aversa and Christopher S. Rugaber

Treasury Two-Year Notes Gain on 10% Unemployment, Fed on Hold Bloomberg / Daniel Kruger

Gold glitters when central banks don't Denver Post / Al Lewis

Why gold is shining brighter LA Times / Tom Petruno

Dollar Falls as Job Losses Anchor Fed’s Pledge to Keep Rate Low Bloomberg / Ye Xie and Matt Townsend

Buffett’s Berkshire Profit Triples on Stock, Bond Derivatives Bloomberg / Andrew Frye

GOP: Election wins highlight concerns about Dem policies Marketwatch

Obama asks House to vote on health care bill AP via Seattle Times / David Espo


Bill could simplify fund-share confusion for investors Marketwatch / Chuck Jaffe

Deflated dollar may be costly in long run St. Louis Post Dispatch / David Nicklaus

Oil rises above $78 as US dollar slides AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer / Alex Kennedy

G20 leaves door open for fresh pressure on dollar Reuters / Andrew Torchia

Democratic consultant says he got a warning from White House after appearing on Fox News LA Times / Peter Nicholas

Twilight Zone Economy Safehaven / Richard Benson

Trade Gap Probably Widened, Imports Grew: U.S. Economy Preview Bloomberg / Bob Willis

In many ways, double-digit unemployment harder this time around AP via Denver Post / Jeannine Aversa

CA: Default notices rising in upper echelon ZIPs San Francisco Chronicle / Carolyn Said

PA: Commercial real estate facing worse days Philadelphia Inquirer / Diane Mastrull

House health care bill has nowhere to go in Senate AP via Philadelphia Inquirer / Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar

House Passes $1 Trillion U.S. Health-Care Legislation Bloomberg / Kristin Jensen and James Rowley

Stocks: Buyers 'swooping back in' CNN / Alexandra Twin

Stock volatility is back, a sign of an aging bull? AP via Miami Herald / Mark Jewell

Small Businesses Hunker Down to Survive NY Times / Phyllis Korkki

The Recession’s Over, but Not the Layoffs NY Times / Peter S. Goodman

Inside the Global Gold Frenzy NY Times / Nelson D. Schwartz

IMF Says Dollar Funding ‘Carry Trade,’ May Be Still Overvalued Bloomberg / John Fraher and Shobhana Chandra


20% cuts being planned in Michigan

Post-Depression first: Americans get more money from government than they give back Christian Science Monitor / Mark Trumbull

Mortgage-Bond Prices Tumble After Months of Gains Bloomberg / Jody Shenn

Banks say companies are reluctant to borrow USA Today / Pallavi Gogoi

Gold hits record above $1,110 Globe an Mail / Frank Tang and Jan Harvey

Sprint to slash up to 2,500 jobs CNN / Hibah Yousuf

DISH Network Reports Well Below Consensus

Weak dollar pushes gold above $1,100 an ounce USA Today / John Waggoner

Dallas-Fort Worth pre-owned home sales score double-digit gain Dallas Morning News / Steve Brown

Fewer U.S. Homeowners Owe More Than Properties Are Worth Bloomberg / Daniel Taub

Leveraged ETFs in the crosshairs Globe and Mail / Mark Yamada

BofA extends $184B credit in third quarter AP via Charlotte Observer

Mark Cuban says he'd be interested in buying the Dodgers LA Times / Bill Shaikin

Fed's Tarullo--Idea of big bank surcharge appealing Reuters

Financial Regulation: Past and Future Federal Reserve Board / Daniel K. Tarullo

Talking about Tomorrow’s Monetary Policy Today Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco / Puneet Chehal and Bharat Trehan

How will baby boomer retirements affect teacher labor markets? Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago / Daniel Aaronson Katherine Meckel

Prepackaged bankruptcies tripled in past year Reuters / Emily Chasan

Don't Worry: Jobs Will Recover Forbes / Peter C. Beller

Greenspan Says Stock Market Rally ‘Re-liquifying’ U.S. Economy Bloomberg / Sonja Franklin

The silence of the bears CNN / Paul R. La Monica

Dow surges to 13-month high CNN / Julianne Pepitone

Fed Says All Banks Except GMAC Meet Capital Deadline Bloomberg / Craig Torres

Fed Says Fewer Banks Tightened Standards Last Quarter Bloomberg / Scott Lanman

Kraft turns hostile in $16 billion bid for Cadbury Reuters / David Jones

Monday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

McDonald's October same-store sales up, U.S. slips Reuters

Retail stocks rise; RadioShack, Abercrombie upgraded Marketwatch / Andria Cheng

Claiming a victory Economist

U.S. budget deficit forecast to hit $1.8 trillion this year AP via Houston Chronicle / Andrew Taylor

If Obama Is So Bad, Why Are the Markets Up? Forbes / John Tamny

Gold continues its record run NN / Ben Rooney

Roubini Versus Rogers Is Right Debate for 2010 Bloomberg / William Pesek

Flu in the workplace: Firms try to plan for absenteeism; workers struggle with staying home Chicago Tribune / Wailin Wong

Muni Credit Spreads Widen to 2-Month High on Weaker Fund Flows Bloomberg / Jeremy R. Cooke

How to check if your municipal bonds are the safest kind USA Today / Matt Krantz

Treasuries Drop as Stocks Rise, U.S. Prepares Record Auctions Bloomberg / Wes Goodman

Japan Tops China Buying Treasuries After Lost Decade Bloomberg / Wes Goodman and Cordell Edding

Hiring Survey Shows Retailers Entering Holidays Conservatively Bloomberg / Chris Burritt

Gold futures climb to new heights on Globex Marketwatch / Myra P. Saefong

Oil jumps $1 to above $78 on hurricane fears, dollar Reuters via Guardian / Fayen Wong

Rally earns short-term respect, despite long-term fears Marketwatch / Peter Brimelow

Stock Rally Just Getting Started Before Rates Rise Bloomberg / Alexis Xydias

European, U.S. Stock-Index Futures Gain; Asian Shares Advance Bloomberg / Adria Cimino

Asian Stocks Gain on G-20 Stimulus, Axa Takeover; Dollar Falls Bloomberg / Darren Boey and Jonathan Burgos

Dollar slumps versus euro as gold futures soar Marketwatch / Lisa Twaronite

Harmony in the G20 is starting to unravel Independent / Sarah Arnott



Supervising and Resolving Large Financial Institutions Federal Reserve Board / Daniel K. Tarullo

The Current State of the Economy and a Look to the Future Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas / Richard W. Fisher

Fed officials see choppy recovery for U.S. economy Reuters / Pedro da Costa and Kristina Cooke

On jobless stats, don't focus on one number San Francisco Chronicle / Kathleen Pender

Corporate Results Hold Rally in Check / Elizabeth Trotta

Are Shrinking Money Funds a Bullish Sign? / Elizabeth Trotta

Pound tumbles after Fitch issues triple-A rating warning Guardian via Observer / Ashley Seager

Wall Street's Favorite Senator Cracks Down On Wall Street Forbes / Joshua Zumbrun

There are still too many houses CNN / Colin Barr

Too close to Sun Economist

Most U.S. Stocks Retreat as MBIA, Fluor Slump on Earnings Bloomberg / Mary Childs

Investors take a break after sharp rally; Dow edges higher while broader indexes slip AP via Chicago Tribune / Tim Paradis

Gold soars to record high CNN / Hibah Yousuf

How demand for oil will change by 2030 Economist

The dollar is weak because ... CNN / Paul R. La Monica

Alabama County to Use JPMorgan Settlement for Reserve Bloomberg / Kathleen Edwards

The Outlook for the Economy and Real Estate Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco / Janet L. Yellen

Economic Recovery, Small Business, and the Challenge of Commercial Real Estate Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta / Dennis P. Lockhart

Trade, Globalization and the Financial Crisis Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas / Mark A. Wynne and Erasmus K. Kersting

Treasuries Rise Before Record $25 Billion 10-Year Note Auction Bloomberg / Cordell Eddings and Lukanyo Mnyanda

Tuesday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Should We Believe the GDP? Ludwig von Mises Institute /. Doug French

Battle Of The Labor Surveys Forbes / Brian S. Wesbury and Robert Stein

Home prices fell in most U.S. cities in third quarter Reuters

Home prices may be bottoming out CNN / Les Christie and Ben Rooney

Gold up slightly as dollar hovers near 15-month lows Marketwatch / Nick Godt

Growth Driven by U.S. Factories as Spending Slows, Survey Shows Bloomberg / Shobhana Chandra and Kristy Scheuble

A final fake-out? Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

Dollar near 15-mth lows, high-yielders hold gains Reuters / Kaori Kaneko

China Export Declines May Slow, Fueling Yuan Pressure Bloomberg

China to Overlook Call for Yuan Gain, Researchers Say Bloomberg

Japan’s Current-Account Surplus Unexpectedly Widens Bloomberg / Aki Ito

Treasuries Drop as Asia Stocks Gain, U.S Prepares 10-Year Sale Bloomberg / Wes Goodman

EU objects to Oracle bid for Sun BBC News

Asian Stocks Advance on Commodity Prices, Brokerage Upgrades Bloomberg / Patrick Rial and Akiko Ikeda


Municipal Bond Credit Report pdf SIFMA

Gold prices climb past $1,120 on Globex Marketwatch / Myra P. Saefong

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

Aiming At Cisco, HP Grabs 3Com Forbes / Andy Greenberg

Costco CFO: Fingers crossed consumers will spend Reuters / Martinne Geller and Nicole Maestri

CalPERS endorses legislation to curb investment abuse Sacramento Bee / Dale Kasler

Lou Dobbs says he is leaving CNN AP via Seattle Post intelligencer

10 states face financial peril CNN / Tami Luhby

Gold Price Won’t Drop Below $1,000 an Ounce Again, Faber Says Bloomberg / Zijing Wu

Golden spike: Boom times for precious metal AP via Seattle Times / Dave Carpenter

Cross my palm with euros? Economist

HP to buy 3Com for $2.7 billion Reuters

S&P 500 Climbs to 13-Month High on China Growth, Rate Bets Bloomberg / Mary Childs

Doctor's note required to read this column NY Post / John Crudele

Manhattan Rents Fall as Much as 9 Percent Amid Employment Cuts Bloomberg / Dan Levy

Dallas Fed chief Fisher predicts long wait for job growth Dallas Morning News / Brendan Case

Shoplifters of the world Economist

Boom or Bust Leaves Bankers With Bum Choices Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

Fed Officials Say Recovery Will Be H0ampered by Unemployment Bloomberg / Steve Matthews and Vivien Lou Chen

Defaults as Prepackaged Bankruptcies Show Bondholder New Normal Bloomberg / Kristen Haunss and John Detrixhe

The inflation time bomb Reuters / Rolfe Winkler

Obama Has Very Few Economic Choices Forbes / Thomas F. Cooley

Stocks extend gains CNN

Wednesday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Macy's Q4 forecast disappoints; shares fall Reuters

Gold races towards $1,120 as dollar weakness resumes Marketwatch / Nick Godt and Polya Lesova

Dollar Falls to 15-Month Low on Bets Fed Rate to Stay Near Zero Bloomberg / Ye Xie and Anna Rascouet

Global Confidence Dips as Policy Makers Begin Exit Strategies Bloomberg / Shamim Adam and Shobhana Chandra

Fed’s Fisher Says U.S. Growth May Be Suboptimal in 2010, 2011 Bloomberg / Scott Lanman and Steve Matthews

Fed Faces Biggest Blow to Independence, Powers in Dodd Proposal Bloomberg / Scott Lanman and Craig Torres

Under Attack, Fed Chairman Studies Politics NY Times / Edmund L. Andrews

Market beaters are only slightly more bullish than the laggards Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

Large-cap stocks are market's best value: fund manager Buckingham Marketwatch / Chuck Jaffe

The Washington chainsaw massacre Marketwatch / Peter Atwater

Geithner Says Strong Dollar ‘Very Important’ to U.S. Bloomberg / Rebecca Christie

US cannot be complacent about dollar - World Bank Reuters via Guardian / Kevin Yao and Kevin Lim

Yen rises, regains ground after dip on China data Reuters via Guardian / Masayuki Kitano

China Production, Trade Surplus Climb, Boosting Yuan Calls Bloomberg /

BOE Won’t Raise Rate for 12 Months, Ex-Chancellor Clarke Says Bloomberg / Svenja O’Donnell and Robert Hutton

Dollar Trades Near Two-Week Low on China Economy Optimism Bloomberg / Yoshiaki Nohara

Australian Consumer Confidence Falls First Time in Six Months Bloomberg / Jacob Greber


Muni Bond Madness Forbes / Scott Woolley

Paper promises, golden hordes Economist

U.S. State Revenue Decline Will Go On, Report Says Bloomberg / Darrell Preston

America’s ’shadow economy’ is bigger than you think - and growing Christian Science Monitor / Taylor Barnes

Ex-Fed official warns of another crisis Allentown Morning Call / Gregory Karp

Retailers use social media to advertise deals AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer / Betsy Vereckey

Kohl's profit rises more than expected Marketwatch / Andria Cheng

Active Trader: How to Trade the Economy / Elizabeth O’ Brien

Crude settles below $77 as U.S. slashes energy use AP via Houston Chronicle / Chris Kahn

Mortgage rates fall further as 30-year loans remain below 5% AP via USA Today

Mortgage applications at 9-year low Chicago Tribune / Mary Ellen Podmolik

Warren Buffett: The financial panic is over Reuters / Jonathan Stempel and Clare Baldwin

Stocks snap winning streak CNN / Julianne Pepitone

U.S. Markets Wrap: Stocks Fall From 13-Month High; Oil Declines Bloomberg / Mary Childs and Margot Habiby

Intel and AMD end their legal disputes, but regulators may not be placated Economist

Blockbuster loss wider than expected, shares drop Reuters

Intel to pay AMD $1.25 billion, settle disputes Reuters / David Lawsky

Thursday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Federal deficit hits record $176.4 billion for Oct. as revenues plunge, spending remains high AP via Minneapolis Star Tribune / Martin Crutsinger and Daniel Wagner

Joined At The Hip: Taxpayers And The Auto Industry Forbes / Jerry Flint

Barofsky Says TARP ‘Almost Certainly’ Will Bring Loss Bloomberg / Robert Schmidt

Gold retreats from record high CNN / Ben Rooney

Dollar pushes higher CNN / Ben Rooney

MI: When will state's recession end? Detroit Free Press / Tom Walsh

Where people most want to live Economist

Seasonal Flu Shots Don’t Protect Against Swine Flu, Study Says Bloomberg / Tom Randall

H1N1 has killed 3,900 Americans: CDC Reuters / Maggie Fox

Fed's Plosser sees no inflation threat for now: report Reuters

Why No Outcry Over CIT? Forbes / Alexandra Zendrian

How the job market depends on the stock market NY Post / John Crudele

Initial Jobless Claims in U.S. Fall to 10-Month Low Bloomberg / Courtney Schlisserman

Dollar trouble, oil's bubble could derail recovery Reuters / Wanfeng Zhou and Barani Krishnan

Uncle Sam sitting on a goldmine CNN / David Goldman

3Com Option Trades May Have Been More Than ‘Luck’ Before Buyout Bloomberg / Jeff Kearns

Wal-Mart profit rises, but holiday view light Reuters / Nicole Maestri

The Global Monetary Policy Outlook Forbes / Nouriel Roubini

U.S. should not be in the business of job creation Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Jack Markowitz

Harvard historian sees banks, China dragging down U.S. Bloomberg / Paul Restuccia

Americans may be settling into spending less AP via Yahoo / Anne D'Innocenzio

U.S. Foreclosure Filings Surpass 300,000 for 8th Straight Month Bloomberg / Dan Levy

Junk bond ETFs have done well, if you can stand the risk USA Today / Matt Krantz

Bonds Rally on Deflation Outlook as Asian Stocks Lose Gains Bloomberg / Patrick Rial and Yasuhiko Seki

Corporate insiders betting on the rally continuing Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

Retail stocks forecast holiday miracle Marketwatch / David Callaway

Motorola Said to Explore Dividing Into 3 Companies NY Times / Saul Hansell and Michael J. de la Merced

Hewlett-Packard’s Takeover of 3Com Heats Up Rivalry With Cisco Bloomberg / Connie Guglielmo and Rochelle Garner

If the next bank failure is yours Marketwatch / Jennifer Openshaw

Oil steady above $79; eyes on U.S. data, dollar Reuters via Guardian / Felicia Loo

Gold Climbs to Record on Weaker Dollar as Traders Target $1,300 Bloomberg / Glenys Sim

UK: The worst is over, says Bank of England Governor London Times / Patrick Hosking and Tom Bawden

Wen Says World Faces Slow, Bumpy Economic Recovery Bloomberg

Treasuries Gain as Japan Bond Purchases Approach Two-Month High Bloomberg / Wes Goodman

Asian Stocks Rise on Rate Optimism; Mitsubishi UFJ, Honda Gain Bloomberg / Jonathan Burgos

Australian Employers Unexpectedly Hire 24,500; Currency Jumps Bloomberg / Jacob Greber



Muni Market Absorbs $8.4 Billion as Connecticut Boosts Sale Bloomberg / William Selway and Jeremy R. Cooke

Bair calls U.S. bank bailout "not a good thing" Reuters

More Lessons from the Crisis Federal Reserve Bank of New York / William C. Dudley

NY Fed president: Crisis can teach finance system AP via Houston Chronicle / Deoff Mulvihill

Futures Traders Raise Bets on Two-Year Note Gains to a Record Bloomberg / Daniel Kruger

EU: A little outside help Economist

Some fund shareholders pay money for nothing Marketwatch / Chuck Jaffe

Poor man's gold may be an investor's treasure Marketwatch / Myra P. Saefong

Gold futures build on gains as dollar falls back Marketwatch / Nick Godt

Oil ends lower after U.S. sentiment, supply data Marketwatch / Nick Godt & Polya Lesova

U.S. Economy: Consumer Sentiment Unexpectedly Falls Bloomberg / Shobhana Chandra and Bob Willis

Downside of U.S. Economic Recovery Is Swelling of Trade Gap Bloomberg / Carlos Torres

Rich buying again, but middle class still hurting AP via Mercury News / Emily Fredrix

Realtor group says home prices to rise 4% in 2010 AP via USA Today / Alex Veiga

Stock rally: Two weeks and counting CNN / Julianne Pepitone

U.S. Markets Wrap: Stocks Rise for Second Week; Dollar Declines Bloomberg / Mary Childs and Margot Habiby

Bill Gross Says Value Diminishing in Credit Markets Bloomberg / Thomas R. Keene and Susanne Walker

Treasuries Head for Weekly Gain After Auctions on Rate Outlook Bloomberg / Susanne Walker and Daniel Kruger

Cisco, Quest Issue 30-Year Bonds as Longer Maturities Surge Bloomberg / John Detrixhe

Fed May Cause Next Crisis, Hong Kong’s Tsang Suggests Bloomberg / Christopher Anstey and Michael Dwyer

U.S. trade gap widens 18.2 percent in September Reuters / Doug Palmer

Friday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

U.S. Stocks Gain to Extend Second Straight Weekly Advance Bloomberg / Mary Childs

The Europeanization Of America Forbes / Bruce Bartlett

Gold futures up slightly as dollar gives back some gains Marketwatch / Nick Godt

Dollar Overwhelms Central Banks From Brazil to Korea Bloomberg / Oliver Biggadike and Matthew Brown

Beyond California: States in Fiscal Peril

Schapiro Sees Muni Disclosure Vote in ’10 Bond Buyer / Andrew Ackerman

Inflation Is Worse Than You Thought Lew Rockwell / Michael S. Rozeff

U.S. Treasury Confident Congress Will Increase Debt Ceiling Bloomberg / Rebecca Christie

Treasuries Head for Winning Week as Obama Says U.S. Needs Jobs Bloomberg / Wes Goodman

President Obama plans summit on job creation Chicago Tribune / Jim Puzzanghera

Bush warns of too much government Washington Times / Joseph Curl

TV networks boost Disney profits BBC News

Asian Stocks Fall After Oil, Metals Decline; BHP Billiton Drops Bloomberg / Jonathan Burgos


Budget insiders see worse ahead in Calif., Mich. / Daniel C. Vock

Treasury Yield Curve Steepens Amid Debt Actions, Rate Outlook Bloomberg / Daniel Kruger

Fed Could Offer ‘Liquidity Backstop’ to Some Firms, Dudley Says Bloomberg / Vivien Lou Chen and Sandrine Rastello

If This Is Recovery... Thoughts From The Frontline via Safehaven / John Mauldin

Obama Officials Defend Fed’s Supervisory Role Against Dodd Plan Bloomberg / Robert Schmidt and Sandrine Rastello

Weak dollar won't quickly narrow trade gap AP via Denver Post / Christopher S. Rugaber and Martin Crutsinger

J.C. Penney's 3Q profit drops 78%, but outlook improves Dallas Morning News / Maria Halkias

Plan to Try Terror Suspects Sends ‘Mixed Message,’ McCain Says Bloomberg / Justin Blum

The Price of Free NY Times / Nicholas Carr

Job Losses Mount, Enduring and Deep NY Times / Floyd Norris

Gold Will Stay Above $1,000 an Ounce Forever, Says Swiss Dr. Doom Daily Finance via Lew Rockwell / Dan Burrows

Buffett says his businesses bottomed Reuters via Guardian

Bubbles at a Discount for Consumers Trading Down NY Times / Doreen Carvajal


Getting in on the rush NY Post / Hilary Kramer

Weakened greenback strikes blow at confidence Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Jack Markowitz

Stronger yuan needed for rebalancing: IMF chief Reuters / Jason Subler

You can't avoid interest-rate risk Dallas Morning News via Seattle Times / Scott Burns

Sales, Production, Housing Probably Rose: U.S. Economy Preview Bloomberg / Shobhana Chandra and Robert Willis

How did the economy do without Uncle Sam's subsidies? Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

As dollar tumbles, America is up for grabs Globe and Mail / Derek DeCloet

Xtremely restless: Recession intensifies Gen X's 'middle child' syndrome, urge to job hop Chicago Tribune / Martha Irvine

MI: Billions for state, but where are jobs? Detroit Free Press / Todd Spangler

10 Years Later, a Much Less Expensive Dow 10,000 NY Times / Paul J. Lim

That bull market might be skating on fairly thin ice AP via Tacoma News Tribune / Rachel Beck

Obama to Asia: Don't rely on debt-laden U.S. consumers Washington Post / Andrew Higgins and Anne E. Kornblut

Doomsayers see disaster in our growing debt Detroit Free Press / Susan Tompor

Trade rift awaits Obama in China Washington Times / David M. Dickson

Goldman Sachs' born-again image is laughable NY Post / Terry Keenan

Investors cash in as small-cap ETFs falter Marketwatch / John Spence

At Bloomberg, a Modest Strategy to Rule the World NY Times / Stephanie Clifford and Julie Creswell