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SIFMA Carries Federal Agency Bond Prices for Free on SIFMA

Dont Bet on a Recovery Euro Pacific via Safehaven / Peter Schiff

Gasoline prices set to move higher USA Today / Mark Williams

Don't Care Pimco / Bill Gross

Vice Chairman Donald L. Kohn resigns from Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, effective June 23, 2010 Federal Reserve Board

Residential Mortgage Default: The Roles of House Price Volatility, Euphoria and the Borrower's Put Option Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond / Wayne R. Archer and Brent C. Smith

Real Regulatory Reform Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond / Jeffrey M. Lacker

Lacker Criticizes Proposals to Weaken Fed Supervision Bloomberg / Craig Torres and Joshua Zumbrun

Ben the bank czar NY Post / Kaja Whitehouse

Monday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

January spending increases but income growth slows AP via Denver Post / Martin Crutsinger

America's hidden debt bombs CNN / Jeanne Sahadi

Buffett: Health care a 'tape worm' on U.S. economy AP via Chicago Tribune

Bernanke Makes Two-Year Treasury Notes Sweetest Spot Bloomberg / Liz Capo McCormick

Corporate Bond Returns Rise Most in Five Months: Credit Markets Bloomberg / Bryan Keogh, Caroline Hyde and Sapna Maheshwari

Bernanke’s Low Yields Keep Los Angeles From Refunding Bonds Bloomberg / Michael Quint

A March momentum play Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

American reliance on government at all-time high Washington Times / Patrice Hill

Government Stimulus, One Year Later Lew Rockwell / Ron Paul

Obama Faces Friction Among House Democrats Over Health Plan Bloomberg / Kristin Jensen and Laura Litvan

Copper Jumps on Earthquake; Asia Stocks, Oil Gain on U.S. GDP Bloomberg / James Regan and Akiko Ikeda

Pound hits 9-mth low on politics, Aussie trims gains Reuters / Kaori Kaneko

Australia May Increase Interest Rates, Economists Say Bloomberg / Jacob Greber and Dan Petrie


Faced with an underwater mortgage: the moral choice to pay Christian Science Monitor

Running on empty Marketwatch / Irwin Kellner

Oil hovers below $80 on mixed US supplies report AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer / Alex Kennedy

White House mulls candidates for Fed AP via Washington Times / Jeannine Aversa

Insuring Consumption Using Income-Linked Assets Federal Reserve Bank of Boston / Andreas Fuster and Paul S. Willen

Excess Reserves and the New Challenges for Monetary Policy Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond / Huberto M. Ennis and Alexander L. Wolman

Home-Price Drop in U.S. Supports Low-Rate Outlook: Chart of Day Bloomberg / Anthony Feld and Carlos Torres

The Effective Fed Funds Rate The Yield Model / Michael Brennan

Bull Market Is Coming With Tax-Exemption Deathwatch Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

Fears aside, U.S. dollar best in a bad neighborhood Reuters / Wanfeng Zhou

More merger activity helps lift stocks for 3rd day AP via Denver Post / Tim Paradis

Ford U.S. Sales Win Is First Since 1998 as GM Shuffles Leaders Bloomberg / Mike Ramsey and Keith Naughton

Rat out a tax cheat, collect a reward CNN / Blake Ellis

Vanguard's Three Worst Mutual Funds Forbes / Dan Wiener

The Fed's stuck in the penalty box CNN / Colin Barr

Ten-Year Treasuries Drop as Greece Says It Will Announce Cuts Bloomberg / Susanne Walker and Lukanyo Mnyanda

Goldman Bond Yield Spread Narrows More Than 40%: Credit Markets Bloomberg / Gabrielle Coppola and Pierre Paulden

Tuesday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Oil climbs to $80, seeks momentum to $1 gain Reuters / Jo Winterbottom

Cut Pay For Government Workers Forbes / Brian S. Wesbury and Robert Stein

Winter storms to distort US jobless figures-Summers Reuters / Jeff Mason and Ross Colvin

Cash for Insulation? Obama to spell out rebate program for making homes more energy efficient AP via Chicago Tribune / Darlene Superville

U.S. Senate Likely to Pass Plan to Reinstate Jobless Benefits Bloomberg / Brian Faler

Bye-bye, Saturday mail? CNN / Annalyn Censky

Tie sales knotted up by changes in men’s fashions Chicago Tribune / Sandra M. Jones

E-mail is Making You Stupid Reuters / Joe Robinson

Canada Keeps Lending Rate 0.25%, Cites Faster Prices Bloomberg / Greg Quinn


Beige Book Federal Reserve Board

Recovery and Reform Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta / Dennis P. Lockhart

Beige Book Paints Gray Picture Of Economy Forbes / Peter C. Beller

Fed sees continued economic improvement CNN / Ben Rooney

For Treasurys, flame still burns in China Marketwatch / Zhang Huanyu and Wang Ziwu

Time Warner Sells Its First Debt in Three Years: Credit Markets Bloomberg / Tim Catts

Banks try to mend image Chicago Tribune / Nathaniel Popper

U.S. to top banks: Send more loans CNN / David Ellis

IBM cuts 2,400 jobs across U.S., group says Poughkeepsie Journal via Journal News / Craig Wolf

Reverse stock splits: No limit, but not a good sign USA Today / Matt Krantz

Offshore oil platforms operate at ever-greater depths Economist

ISM: Service sector growth accelerates in February AP via Denver Post / Tali Arbel

Mandelson attacks Obama's plans for US financial reform Guardian / Andrew Clark

Obama takes charge, demands vote on health care Forbes / David Espo

Asset Bubbles and Systemic Risk Federal Reserve Bank of Boston / Eric S. Rosengren

Financial Interdependence in the World's Post-Crisis Capital Markets Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia / Charles I. Plosser

Lessons Learned, Convictions Confirmed Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas / Richard W. Fisher

Fed’s Fisher Calls for Accord to Break Up Big Firms Bloomberg / Scott Lanman and Michael McKee

Wednesday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

It's Official: The US Housing Downturn Has Resumed in Earnest Boom Bust Blog via Safehaven / Reggie Middleton

Gold hits 6-1/2 week high as dollar weakens Reuters / Jan Harvey

Bernanke on a Bailout of the Treasury Lew Rockwell / Gary North

Treasury Swap Spread Smallest Since 1988 as Greece Creates Plan Bloomberg / Theresa Barraclough and Wes Goodman

Muni Yields Flat to a Bit Higher in Spots Bond Buyer / Michael Scarchilli

Services in U.S. Probably Expanded at Faster Pace in February Bloomberg / Bob Willis

Wealth creators vs. wealth destroyers Marketwatch / Sam Mamudi

Active vs. passive Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

Do you want a tax with that? / Pamela M. Prah

Government Regulation Needed for Economic Growth, Summers Says Bloomberg / Chris Dolmetsch

To find the value of the stock market, think Wilshire, not Dow USA Today / Matt Krantz

Dollar falls broadly, euro gains on Greece hopes Reuters via Guardian / Satomi Noguchi

Asian stocks rise amid hopes of Greece resolution AP via Palm Beach Post

Japan's fiscal quandary Marketwatch / Lisa Twaronite

Australia’s Central Bank May Pause on Rate Increases in April Bloomberg / Jacob Greber and Dan Petrie



Countries compete to weaken their currencies Economist

The Fed at a Crossroads pdf Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis / James Bullard

Critical Elements of Financial Reform Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago / Charles Evans

Citigroup’s Auction-Rate Bonds Freeze $1 Billion in Hawaii Cash Bloomberg / Christopher Palmeri

House OKs $15 billion jobs bill Reuters / Andy Sullivan

Report: Most South Florida condos reselling for less than $250,000 Miami Herald

As downtown Dallas homes multiply, it's harder to fill them Dallas Morning News / Steve Brown

Longer jobless benefits causing longer unemployment? Chicago Tribune / Greg Burns

Expect snow job from White House on jobs report NY Post / John Crudele

Canada announces budget to reduce record deficit AP via Seattle Times / Charmaine Noronha

Riding the loonie Calgary Herald / Lorraine Mallinder

Thursday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Fed Fights Deflationary Demons Forbes / David Serchuk

U.S. Two-Year Notes Decline as Traders Await Payrolls Report Bloomberg / Susanne Walker

U.S. Economy: Pending Sales of Existing Homes Decline Bloomberg / Courtney Schlisserman

Parsing the Fed's Beige Book Forbes / Phil Davis

Productivity in U.S. Climbed 6.9% in Fourth Quarter Bloomberg / Bob Willis

Jobless claims fall, productivity surges Reuters / Lucia Mutikani

Jobless Claims in U.S. Fell to 469,000 Last Week Bloomberg / Timothy R. Homan and Bob Willis

Oil rises to around $81 as dollar eases Reuters / Christopher Johnson

Trading Up Forbes / James Bacchus

Eurozone rates maintained at 1% BBC News

Japan Capital Spending Falls Even as Profits Rebound Bloomberg / Keiko Ujikane

Treasuries Rise as Asian Stock Losses Increase Demand for Debt Bloomberg / Wes Goodman

Eric Rosengren: Don’t blame Fed for burst bubble Boston Herald / Jerry Kronenberg

What States and Cities Are Doing to Help Small Businesses NY Times / Elizabeth Olson

Pending Home of U.S. Existing Sales Probably Climbed in January Bloomberg / Courtney Schlisserman

Why Any Recovery Will Be Jobless Lew Rockwell / Marty Nemko

Asian Stocks Decline on China Lending Concern; Euro Pares Gains Bloomberg / Clyde Russell

Bank of England in 'wait and see' mode AP via Palm Beach Post / Jane Wardell


CA: State's unemployment rate hits 12.5 percent Mercury News / Pete Carey

Borrow and Spend Economics to Pay for Borrowing and Spending Daily Reckoning via Safehaven / The Mogambo Guru

11.3 million homeowners underwater on mortgage Marketwatch via Seattle Times / Rex Nutting

Regulators close banks in four states Reuters

Bulls may extend rally from March 2009 lows Reuters / Caroline Valetkevitch

Detroit Warns of Bankruptcy as It Prepares Bond Sale Bloomberg / Darrell Preston

Bank of Illinois seized Chicago Tribune / Becky Yerak

CBO: $10 trillion jump in debt under Obama budget CNN / Jeanne Sahadi

VIX Tumbles to Lowest Since May 2008 on Improving Job Market Bloomberg / Jeff Kearns

Friday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

U.S. Stocks Climb as Job Losses Trail Estimates; Metals Rise Bloomberg / Craig Trudell

Consumer Credit in U.S. Rises for First Time in Year Bloomberg / Vincent Del Giudice

Inflationary Head Fake Dollar Collapse via Safehaven / John Rubino

Why is the Gold Price Rising Now? Gold Forecaster via Safehaven / Julian D. W. Phillips

Oil hits seven-week high above $81 on jobs report Reuters / David Sheppard and Alex Lawler

Unemployment rate holds steady CNN / David Goldman

How Much Does The National Debt Matter? Forbes / Bruce Bartlett

Yields on Tax-Exempt Bond Sales Reach Lowest in Three Months Bloomberg / Catarina Saraiva

Blizzards seen slamming U.S. payrolls in February Reuters / Lucia Mutikani

Job Losses in U.S. Probably Deepened as Snow Forced Shutdowns Bloomberg / Timothy R. Homan

Heads of 12 Fed Districts Press to Keep Central Bank, and Their Role, in Place NY Times / Sewell Chan

Fed Presidents Say Rates Need to Be Low Early in U.S. Recovery Bloomberg / Steve Matthews

How I would put the Constitution back in the Oval Office Lew Rockwell / Ron Paul

Memo to DC: we are losing patience Dow Jones via Marketwatch / Kathleen Madigan

Dollar May Fall to 15-Year Low of 84.83 Yen: Technical Analysis Bloomberg / Yoshiaki Nohara and Shigeki Nozawa

Yuan Options Most Expensive as China Pledges No Rise Bloomberg / Ye Xie

I.M.F. Help for Greece Is a Risky Prospect NY Times / Sewell Chan and Liz Alderman

UK: Bank rates steady to mark year at record low London Times / Ian King

China expects this year's deficit at 2.8% of GDP Marketwatch / V. Phani Kumar


No-frills funerals are latest sign of times Detroit News / Jennifer Youssef

Jobs: Short-term hope, long-term despair CNN / David Goldman

Who's Driving the Bus Safehaven / J.D. Rosendahl

U.S. Stocks Rise as Jobs Report, Takeovers Lift Confidence Bloomberg / Lu Wang

Congress must "act now" on health-care reform: Obama Reuters / Ruth Mantell

Zhou Says China Should Be ‘Very Cautious’ in Crisis Exit Bloomberg

U.S. Two-Year Notes Drop on Outlook in Longest Slump of Year Bloomberg / Daniel Kruger

Excuses for jobless rate a big snow job? Boston Herald / Jay Fitzgerald

U.S. Labor Market Poised for Gains as Jobless Rate Stabilizes Bloomberg / Timothy R. Homan

No-frills funerals are latest sign of the times Detroit News / Jennifer Youssef

Millions of Toyotas Recalled, None in Japan NY Times / Huroko Tabuchi

Dollar Gains Versus Yen as U.S. Loses Fewer Jobs Than Forecast Bloomberg / Ben Levisohn

National debt to be higher than White House forecast, CBO says Washington Post / Lori Montgomery



Bulls may run more from March 2009 lows Reuters / Caroline Valetkevitch

Gold ticks higher; palladium near highs Reuters / Lewa Pardomuan

Oil near 8-week high on weak dollar Reuters / Osamu Tsukimori

Census Bureau's work could hold down unemployment a half-point Cleveland Plain Dealer / Rich Exner

Financial overhaul legislation stalls in U.S. Senate McClatchy via Sacramento Bee / Kevin G. Hall and David Lightman

The FED Won't Deflate or Even Seriously Disinflate Safehaven / Michael Rozeff

The Swaps That Swallowed Your Town NY Times / Gretchen Morgenson

Employers vs. Consumers: Who will blink first? AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer / Christopher Leonard

Mom, Apple Pie and Mortgages NY Times / Robert J. Shiller

Bears vs. bulls as anniversary looms CNN / Alexandra Twin

The Rebound: Numbers tell story of market recovery AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer / Tim Paradis

Votes uncertain as healthcare endgame looms Reuters / Andy Sullivan

A Banking Battleground NY Times / Hannah Fairfield

Canada: Job numbers will show state of economy Calgary Post / Derek Abma

Europe will stand by Greece: Sarkozy Reuters / Harry Papachristou and Crispian Balmer

UK: Manufacturing sector needs a new direction Guardian – Observer / Ruth Sutherland

Volcker Says Too Soon to Cut U.S. Monetary, Fiscal Stimulus Bloomberg / Rainer Buergin and Philipp Encz

Sarkozy Says EU Must Back Greece or Put Monetary Union at Risk Bloomberg / John Fraher and Lorenzo Totaro


Fed's Sack backs passive strategy for asset sales Marketwatch / Greg Robb

States’ Payrolls Lag as U.S. Austerity Sets In: Chart of Day Bloomberg / Anthony Feld and Courtney Schlisserman

Upper-Income Spending Drops to New Low in February Gallup / Dennis Jacobe

Architects see greater demand for kitchen, bath upgrades Marketwatch / Amy Hoak

Failed Banks May Get Pension-Fund Backing as FDIC Seeks Cash Bloomberg / Dakin Campbell

Gold steadies after 1 pct drop Reuters / Lewa Pardomuan

Census: A Little Too Personal Texas Straight Talk via Safehaven / Ron Paul

As bull market turns 1, is it time to party, or worry? USA Today / Adam Shell

Bullish Feast In Retail Stocks Forbes / Joseph Hargett

Investors Sour on These Stocks, So I Like Them Bloomberg / John Dorfman

An easy fix for a tricky securities problem CNN / Paul Wilkinson

Fannie Mae Mortgage-Bond Spreads Fall to Record: Credit Markets Bloomberg / Jody Shenn

Men losing more jobs than women worldwide Calgary Post / Ellen Wulfhorst

U.S. Sales Tax Rates Hit Record High Forbes / William P. Barrett

Fed to Include Money Funds for Reverse Repos Bloomberg / Liz Capo McCormick

The State of the US Economy Is Worse Than It Looks Brookes News via Safehaven / Gerard Jackson

Unemployment in U.S. Peaked in October, Economist Achuthan Says Bloomberg / Vincent Del Giudice and Thomas R. Keene

New Normal Becomes Old Normal as Exports Propel U.S. Recovery Bloomberg / Rich Miller

Can't make your mortgage? Get an emergency loan CNN / Tami Luhby

Monday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

S&P Rally Slowed by Fastest Cash Depletion Since 1991 Bloomberg / Lynn Thomasson

Why Are Bank Savings Accounts So Sacred? Forbes / John Tamny

Remarks by FDIC Chairman To the National Association for Business Economics FDIC / Sheila C. Bair

‘On the Edge’ Banks Facing Writedowns After FDIC Loan Auctions Bloomberg / James Sterngold

Smart Banks With Dumb Customers Don’t Exist Bloomberg / Roger Lowenstein

Treasuries Replace Munis as Brown Brothers Sees Value Bloomberg / Cordell Eddings

Default Swaps Fall to Six-Week Low on Greece: Credit Markets Bloomberg / John Detrixhe and Shannon D. Harrington

As incomes fall, costs go up Boston Herald / Thomas Grillo

China’s Shrinking Trade Surplus to Ease Yuan Pressure Bloomberg

Japan Exports Surge, Fueling Current-Account Surplus Bloomberg / Aki Ito and Toru Fujioka


Unfunded Liabilities" and Uncertain Fiscal Financing Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City / Troy Davig

Democrats doubt deadline on healthcare Reuters / John Whitesides and Donna Smith

BofA ends overdraft fees on its debit-card accounts AP via Seattle Times / Eileen AJ Connelly

Stocks muster gains; Nasdaq at 18-month high CNN / Alexandra Twin

IL: Unemployment rate in Illinois rises to 11.3 percent Chicago Tribune / Michael Oneal

Job openings rise the most since March 2007 USA Today / Paul Davidson

Treasury Three-Year Notes Rise on $40 Billion Auction Demand Bloomberg / Cordell Eddings and Susanne Walker

Dollar Bond Sales Surge in Asia as Borrowers Tap New Investors Bloomberg / Katrina Nicholas

Fannie Mae Mortgage-Bond Spreads Fall to Record: Credit Markets Bloomberg / Jody Shenn

Job Openings in U.S. Rose in January to One-Year High Bloomberg / Timothy R. Homan

U.S. Economy Could Add 300,000 Jobs This Month, Wesbury Says Bloomberg / Vincent Del Giudice and Thomas R. Keene

How the Labor Dept. finessed the jobs report NY Post / John Crudele

U.S. millionaire ranks up 16 percent last year Reuters / Joe Rauch

Housing Discounts Hit New Low Forbes / Stephane Fitch

Confidence still wanting despite one-year rally St. Louis Post Dispatch / David Nicklaus

U.S. Stocks Advance on Anniversary of 2009 Bear-Market Low Bloomberg / Rita Nazareth and Elizabeth Stanton

Cisco works the hype machine with new gear Marketwatch / Therese Poletti

The Dow's best performer is ... CNN / Paul R. La Monica

Broad business coalition opposing health care bill AP via Seattle Times

IRS eases rules on tax settlements AP via Seattle Times / Stephen Ohlemacher

White House's Romer: Too soon for spending clamp-down Reuters / Emily Kaiser and Mark Felsenthal

UK trade deficit widens to biggest in 17 months BBC News

Despite fears, big powers resist trade wars Washington Times / David M. Dickson

43% have less than $10k for retirement CNN / Chavon Sutton

Oil falls from 8-week high on stock build forecast Reuters / Christopher Johnson

A Bull Market Requires a Healthy Consumer Underneath DG via Safehaven / Michael Pento

Tuesday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Kroger profit falls 27%; margins shrink AP via LA Times

For bond investors, it's all about yield; how to find it USA Today / Matt Krantz

Treasury Yields Near Two-Week High Before $40 Billion Auction Bloomberg / Wes Goodman

Employers' hiring plans in holding pattern Marketwatch / Ruth Mantell

Collapse of the American Empire: swift, silent, certain Marketwatch / Paul B. Farrell

Beware the ides of March? Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

How long can stocks' rally go on? LA Times / Tom Petruno and Walter Hamilton

No tea for Wall Street in fall elections Marketwatch / David Weidner

Dollar May Rise to 8-Week High Against Yen: Technical Analysis Bloomberg / Ron Harui

Yuan Faces Appreciation Pressure on Rates, SAFE Says Bloomberg

Yen Gains as Japan’s Companies Repatriate Profits; Pound Falls Bloomberg / Yoshiaki Nohara and Ron Harui



Florida’s unemployment rate at 35-year high South Florida Sun Sentinel / Marcia Heroux Pounds

Economic green shoots more like weeds Denver Post / Al Lewis

Jobless claims bill OK'd by Senate CNN / Tami Luhby

Return of Dividends Bodes Well For Corporate America Fox Business / Dunstan Prial

Nasdaq Clinches Fresh 18-Month High Fox Business / Matt Egan

Living costs in big cities Economist

Defaults Signal Bursting Muni Junk Bubble After Surge Bloomberg / Margaret Collins

Treasuries Fall as Global Stock Gains Erode Demand at Auction Bloomberg / Susanne Walker and Cordell Eddings

Stocks rise after inventories fall but sales gain AP via Seattle Times / Stephen Bernard and Tim Paradis

Wednesday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Consumer Debt and the Supply-Demand Dynamic Lew Rockwell / Richard Daughty

Wholesale inventories fall while sales increase AP via Seattle Times / Martin Crutsinger

Fed’s ‘Extended Period’ Rate Pledge Criticized by Some on FOMC Bloomberg / Steve Matthews and Scott Lanman

Is the Fed going to get more or less power? Forbes / Thomas F. Cooley

Gold, platinum on the rise after strong Chinese data Marketwatch / Nick Godt

OPEC boosts 2010 oil demand forecast by 100,000 b/d, ties growth to global recovery AP via Minneapolis Star Tribune / Tarek El-Tablawy

Dollar Optimism Soars to 18-Month High as U.S. Outpaces Europe Bloomberg / Daniel Kruger

Global Confidence Dips as Greece’s Deficit Undermines Recovery Bloomberg / Shamim Adam and Jacob Greber

Treasury Yield Is Near Two-Week High Before $21 Billion Sale Bloomberg / We Goodman

As Fed Eases Loan Aid, Policy Challenges Arise NY Times / Sewell Chan

Are unemployment benefits no longer temporary? Washington Post / Michael A. Fletcher and Dana Hedgpeth

Landing a job won't solve all your problems Marketwatch / Marty Orgel

Regulatory risk abounds Marketwatch / Todd Harrison

Hedge Funds Rose 0.5% in February on Market Recovery Bloomberg / Tomoko Yamazaki

Oil edges up towards $82 on China import surge Reuters via Guardian / Alejandro Barbajosa

The Census and History: It Is Not a Pretty Picture! Lew Rockwell / Gary D. Barnett

Hardly any timers called decade's major turning points Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

Asian Stocks Fluctuate as Oil, Shippers Drop; Telstra Advances Bloomberg / Shani Raja and Anna Kitanaka

Yen Declines to 2-Week Low Against Kiwi on Asia Recovery Signs Bloomberg / Yoshiaki Nohara and Ron Harui

China Trade Surplus Falls as Import Surge Aids World Bloomberg

Japanese Machinery Orders Declined 3.7% in January Bloomberg / Keiko Ujikane and Mayumi Otsuma


Foreclosure rates up by smallest amount in 4 years AP via Washington Times

Home-Equity Loans: What You Need To Know Forbes / James E. McWhinney

The gossip surrounding the president’s chief of staff is getting out of hand Economist

Obama's Export Push Forbes / Brian Wingfield

Bank reform talks fail, Dodd to go solo Reuters / Karey Wutkowski and Rachelle Younglai

U.S. "very close" to job growth: Summers Reuters

Salvaged GM dealers in limbo CNN / Catherine Clifford

CBOE files paperwork for IPO Chicago Tribune / Greg Burns

Some nurses paid more than family doctors CNN / Parija Kavilanz

Where employers are most optimistic, and pessimistic Economist

Eurocrats offer up half-baked ideas to prevent a future sovereign-debt scare Economist

The alarming future for Japan's finances Economist

Pimco’s El-Erian Says Public Finance Shock May Deepen Bloomberg / Garfield Reynolds

Bond Spreads at Narrowest This Year Lure GMAC: Credit Markets Bloomberg / Tim Catts

Toronto to Sell First 30-Year Debt Since 1980s: Canada Credit Bloomberg / Christopher Donville and Kevin Bell

Thursday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Oil firm above $82; China inflation spikes Reuters / David Sheppard

Health-care reform's 'back-door' tax CNN / Jia Lynn Yang

Hedge Fund Managers are Back Forbes / Duncan Greenberg

Trade Gap in U.S. Unexpectedly Falls as Imports Drop Bloomberg / Shobhana Chandra

Jobless Claims in U.S. Declined Last Week to 462,000 Bloomberg / Courtney Schlisserman

Treasury Yield Curve Near Record Before $13 Billion Bond Sale Bloomberg / Wes Goodman

Govt. workers feel no economic pain Washington Times / David M. Dickson

FL: Foreclosures: Housing defaults soar in Palm Beach County, Treasure Coast Palm Beach Post / Jeff Ostrowski

Trade Deficit in U.S. Probably Widened as Imports Increased Bloomberg / Shobhana Chandra

Unemployment tops 20% in eight California counties LA Times / Alana Semuels

Pimco’s El-Erian Sees Sovereign Debt Surge Disruptive Bloomberg / Garfield Reynolds

Yen Gains on Speculation Exporters Buying Currency; Kiwi Slips Bloomberg / Yoshiaki Nohara and Ron Harui

Japan’s Economy Grows 3.8%, Less Than First Estimated Bloomberg / Keiko Ujikane

Australian Employment Rose Less-Than-Expected 400 Bloomberg / Jacob Greber

Bank of Korea’s Lee Keeps Rate Unchanged at His Final Meeting Bloomberg / Seonjin Cha


Oil drops 1 pct, consumer confidence weighs Reuters / Rebekah Kebede

The Weekly Layoff Report: March Madness Forbes / Helen Coster

Lehman report may point way for criminal charges Reuters / Dan Margolies

Stocks near 18-month highs CNN / Ben Rooney and Alexandra Twin

Optimism Arises After Year-Long U.S. Stock Surge: Chart of Day Bloomberg / David Wilson

Dollar Bulls Beware Euro Pacific via Safehaven / Peter Schiff

Gold Is The Ultimate Asset Bubble Forbes / Robert Lenzner

Dollar pares loss after U.S. retail sales Marketwatch / Deborah Levine & William L. Watts

Fixed-Income ETF For Income And Gains Forbes / Richard Lehmann

Retail Sales in U.S. Unexpectedly Rose in February Bloomberg / Bob Willis

U.S. Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index Fell to 72.5 in March Bloomberg / Courtney Schlisserman

Buffett Takes $100,000 Berkshire Salary for 29th Straight Bloomberg / Jamie McGee and Andrew Frye

Friday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Canada's unemployment rate drops AP via Philadelphia Inquirer

Junk Bonds Pull Ahead as TXU, Freescale Soar: Credit Markets Bloomberg / Caroline Salas and Pierre Paulden

Treasuries Set for Second Weekly Drop Before Confidence Figures Bloomberg / Wes Goodman

Report Details How Lehman Hid Its Woes as It Collapsed NY Times / Michale J. de la Merced and Andrew Ross Sorkin

Yellen Said to Be Obama’s Pick for Fed Vice Chairman Position Bloomberg / Hans Nichols and Scott Lanman

More down, fewer buyers? AP via Miami Herald

Tempest in a tea party / Pamela M. Prah

Election-Year Jobs Push Recalls Nixon’s ‘72 Toilet-Paper Gambit Bloomberg / Brian Faler

Retail Sales Probably Fell as Blizzards Kept U.S. Shoppers Home Bloomberg / Bob Willis

Gold bulls use curious arguments to excuse gold's weakness Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

Oil hovers above $82 as month-long rally stalls AP via Seattle Times / Alex Kennedy

China may allow yuan to rise by mid-April, strategists say Bloomberg / Chris Oliver
Looming collapse in Greece just another myth Marketwatch / Al Lewis

UK: Don't be dispirited: recoveries do happen, but they take time Independent / Hamish McRae



Treasury Two-Year Notes Fall as Greece’s Deficit Crisis Eases Bloomberg / Susanne Walker and Cordell Eddings

Yellen, Raskin, Diamond May Help Bernanke Exit Stimulus Bloomberg / Steve Matthews

IL: Permanent mortgage loan modifications rise 50% in Chicago area Chicago Tribune / Mary Ellen Podmolik

Bernanke Stimulus Exit May Get Aid From Nominees Yellen, Raskin Bloomberg / Steve Matthews

Record Advance in S&P 500 Futures Shows Confidence in Economy  Bloomberg / Lynn Thomasson and Rita Nazareth

New Sen. Brown bashes Obama's 'bitter' health push AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer / Erica Werner

Hoyer Says U.S. House Will Pass Senate Health Bill This Month Bloomberg / Catherine Dodge

Loonie Approaches Parity on Bets Central Bank to Increase Rates Bloomberg / Chris Fournier and Allison Bennett

Asian Stocks Rise for Third Week on U.S. Jobs, Recovery Hopes Bloomberg / Shani Raja and Jonathan Burgos


Is the Fed blowing bubbles? CNN / Chris Isidore

Magid: A Nobel Peace Prize for the Internet? Mercury News / Larry Magid

Governments should rein in public worker pays, pensions Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Jack Markowitz

Muni-bond ETFs in a state of flux Marketwatch / John Spence

Issue for Fed is not if, but when rates will go up AP via MSNBC

U.S. Chamber of Commerce now a political force Denver Post / Tom Hamburger

Axelrod Says Health Bill to Pass, Boehner Skeptical Bloomberg / Edwin Chen and Ryan Donmoyer

Pelosi Signals Goal of Passing Health Measure Before Obama Trip Bloomberg / James Rowley and Laura Litvan

Storms Probably Hurt Production, Housing: U.S. Economy Preview Bloomberg / Bob Willis

Great Time to Buy (Famous Last Words) NY Times / Damon Darlin

Even High-Score Borrowers at Risk of Mortgage Default NY Times / Bob Tedeschi

Luxury costs less at hotels now: Rates fall, bookings rise USA Today / Roger Yu

Airport Check-in: Flier traffic falls at most U.S. airports USA Today / Roger Yu

Stocks' tug-of-war CNN / Alexandra Twin

View of mutual funds depends on where you stand Marketwatch / Chuck Jaffe

Gasoline refining lacks its spark, for now Marketwatch / Steve Gelsi

In Hard Times, Lured Into Trade School and Debt NY Times / Peter S. Goodman

NY: Lower credit scores cost New Yorkers $1,400 a year NY Post / Catherine Curan

Managed Care: Get Used to It NY Times / Tyler Cowen


The Federal Reserve: The Greatest Scam in History (revision C) the Yellen Effect Safehaven / Bob Kirtley

How Large Has the Federal Financial Safety Net Become? Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond / Nadezhda Malysheva and John R. Walter

Asia and the Global Financial Crisis: Conference Summary Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco / Reuven Glick and Mark M. Spiegel

Credit card data hints at U.S. consumer rebound Reuters / Jonathan Spicer

Home Builders Can't Compete With Foreclosures Forbes / Madalina Iacob

Supporting the War Instead of the Troops Texas Straight Talk via Safehaven / Ron Paul

U.S. Stocks Gain as Financials Trim Loss, Consumer Shares Rise  Bloomberg / Whitney Kisling

What Can Movies Tell You About the Stock Market? Elliott Wave International via Safehaven

FL: Trump condo-hotel on Fort Lauderdale beach faces foreclosure South Florida Sun Sentinel / Doreen Hemlock

No room for error on U.S. debt CNN / Colin Barr

Stocks slide after rally CNN / Alexandra Twin

Oil falls 2 percent to below $80 on firmer dollar Reuters / Edward McAllister

OPEC has little wiggle room at upcoming meeting AP via Seattle Times / George Jahn

Homebuilder sentiment index falls in March AP via Seattle Times / Alex Veiga

Housing Real-Estate Recovery Signaled as Fed Unwinds Bloomberg / Kathleen M. Howley and Rich Miller

Global Demand for U.S. Assets Slowed in January Bloomberg / Vincent Del Giudice

Monday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Don't Curb Short-Selling Forbes / John Tamny

Production in U.S. Climbs, Signaling Investment Gain Bloomberg / Bob Willis

Handicapping the future of the CBOE Chicago Tribune / Greg Burns

Dollar supported by U.S. data; euro slips and pound drops Marketwatch / Deborah Levine and William L. Watts

Survey: Readers don't want to pay for news online AP via USA Today / David Bauder

Dodd Faces ‘Ticklish Position’ Going Alone on Financial Rules Bloomberg / Alison Vekshin

Treasury Yield Curve Near 5-Week Low on Production, Prices Bloomberg / Theresa Barraclough

Money Rates Rising Signals Treasury Losses as Fed Prepares Exit Bloomberg / Liz Capo McCormick and Daniel Kruger

U.S., U.K. Move Closer to Losing AAA Debt Rating, Moody’s Says Bloomberg / Bloomberg / Matthew Brown

Curbing earmarks: Even with new restrictions, for-profits play a role Washington Post / R. Jeffrey Smith

Internet fraud's U.S. price tag put at $550 million LA Times / Stuart Pfeifer

China's yuan value hits U.S. economy, two experts say Washington Times / David M. Dickson