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FOMC Statement Federal Reserve Board

Tuesday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Gold rises above $1,125/oz ahead of Fed Reuters / Jan Harvey

Housing Starts in U.S. Declined 5.9% in February Bloomberg / Shobhana Chandra

Obama Aides See Jobless Rate Elevated for ‘Extended Period’ Bloomberg / Rebecca Christie and Mike Dorning

Up, Up And Away Forbes / Brian S. Wesbury and Robert Stein

Hedge Funds Fail When ‘Rock Stars’ Are in Charge Bloomberg / Matthew Lynn

Drugs Are For Sick People Forbes / Matthew Herper

Junk Bond Avalanche Looms for Credit Markets NY Times / Nelson D. Schwartz

Treasury Yields Near Week Low Before Fed Decision, Housing Data Bloomberg / Theresa Barraclough

Dodd Bill Would Bring Munis to Forefront - SEC Muni Office to Report to Chairman Bond Buyer / Andrew Ackerman

Fed May Seek to Avoid Lower Inflation as Officials Debate Exit Bloomberg / Craig Torres

'Wall Street' sequel is an omen of U.S. collapse Marketwatch / Paul B. Farrell

Recession left 'walking wounded' workers-study Reuters via Guardian / Nick Zieminski

Housing Starts in U.S. Probably Fell to Lowest in Four Months Bloomberg / Shobhana Chandra

Expect big banks' earnings to rise soon Boston Herald / Barry Armstrong

Hedge Funds May Get $222 Billion Inflows in 2010, Survey Says Bloomberg / Bloomberg / Bei Hu

Dodd plan seems built for his legacy, not Wall Street Marketwatch / David Weidner

$18 Billion Jobs Bill Moves Closer to Passage in U.S. Senate Bloomberg / Brian Faler

Heath care can be reformed without overhauling the entire system Marketwatch / Irwin Kellner

Asia Stocks Rise on Speculation BOJ Will Raise Aid; Yen Gains Bloomberg / Clyde Russell and Akiko Ikeda

RBA Says Gradual Rate Increases Appropriate on Growth Bloomberg / Jacob Greber


Bernanke defends Fed's small bank supervision role Reuters / Mark Felsenthal

Bernanke: Dodd's Plan Is A Dud Forbes / Brian Wingfield

Dow hits 17-month high on energy, financials Reuters / Chuck Mikolajczak

Ford stock hits 5-year high Detroit Free Press / Brent Snavely

The Federal Reserve's role in bank supervision Federal Reserve Board / Ben S. Bernanke

Fed Unconvinced Recovery Yet Warrants Higher Rates Bloomberg / Scott Lanman

Credit Feast And Famine Forbes / Steve Hanke

Convertibles Beat Bonds, S&P 500 as Sales Surge: Credit Markets Bloomberg / John Detrixhe

Our Big Mac index shows the Chinese yuan is still undervalued Economist

Producer prices post biggest drop in 7 months Reuters / Lucia Mutikani

Private Debt Decline: Good For US Bad for the Economy Daily Reckoning via Safehaven / The Mogambo Guru

Dow touches new 2010 high CNN

Wednesday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

VIX Doesn’t Work as Signal for Stocks, Birinyi Says Bloomberg / Whitney Kisling

Jobs Bill Passes in Senate With 11 Votes From Republicans NY Times / Carl Hulse

Is Your Broker Mediocre? / David M. Katz



Are Community Banks Important? pdf Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City / Thomas M. Hoenig

Bankruptcies' '50-Year Flood' Slows to a Steady Stream Business Week / Ben Steverman

What the Stock Market Cycles are Saying Now!! Market Charts / Market Turns via Safehaven / Jim Curry

Sallie Mae sells bonds in first offering since June 2008 Washington Post

Obama’s Job Disapproval Rating Tops Approval: Chart of the Day Bloomberg / Brendan Moynihan

Toward an Effective Resolution Regime for Large Financial Institutions Federal Reserve Board / Daniel K. Tarullo

Greenspan says Fed did not fuel the housing bubble Reuters / Kristina Cooke

Fed's Tarullo Calls For Authority To Resolve Failing Firms FOX News / Judith Burns

Health reform: Where the money will come from CNN / Jeanne Sahadi

Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer at risk in election: poll Reuters / Peter Henderson

Obama, Clinton fundraiser admits $292 million fraud Reuters / Grant McCool

Is a Tax Break the Right Incentive for Job Creation? Bloomberg / Mark Lieberman

Dow gains for 8th straight day; Palm sinks late Reuters / Chuck Mikolajczak

Gold rises as safe haven despite dollar rise Reuters / Frank Tang

Oil dips toward $82 on firmer dollar, OPEC exports Reuters / Edward McAllister

Less debt, more charm Economist

Beancounters in a bind Economist

Virginia bans mandatory health insurance. Does it matter? Economist

Insurance holding company supervision Federal Reserve Board / Jon D. Greenlee

March 2010 Business Outlook Survey Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Gold futures struggle to stay higher as dollar rises Marketwatch / Claudia Assis & Nick Godt

U.S. Stocks Fluctuate on Economic Reports, Greece Bailout Talks Bloomberg / Rita Nazareth

Thursday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

New jobless claims dip slightly Reuters / Lucia Mutikani

Factories in Philadelphia Region Grow at Faster Pace Bloomberg / Courtney Schlisserman

Leading Economic Index in U.S. Rose 0.1% in February Bloomberg / Timothy R. Homan

Consumer Prices in U.S. Unchanged as Fuel Decreases Bloomberg / Shobhana Chandra

Mortgage rates still below 5 percent AP via Seattle Times / Alan Zibel

For Ben and the Fed, good news equals trouble NY Post / John Crudele

Treasuries Gain a 5th Day on Greece Concern, Slowing Inflation Bloomberg / Theresa Barraclough

U.S. Cost of Living Probably Cooled as Fuel Prices, Rents Bloomberg / Carlos Torres

Researchers see more gains to come in the economy Marketwatch / Simon Constable

Oil below $83 after 1 pct surge on EIA data, OPEC Reuters via Guardian / Jennifer Tan

Dollar rebounds broadly; AUD and CAD off highs Reuters via Guardian / Satomi Noguchi

Chuck Norris Feeds His Vampire Squid $100 Bills Bloomberg / Mark Gilbert

Dow Average Exceeds Bull-Market Midpoint: Technical Analysis Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton

To Fill Budget Gaps, ‘Stealth’ Taxes Are Creeping Up NY Times / Matthew Saltmarsh



Federal Reserve Must Disclose Bank Bailout Records Bloomberg / David Glovin and Bob Van Voris

Many South Florida home sellers still asking too much Miami Herald / Rachael Lee Coleman

Is the world out of recession? Forbes / N.S. Ramnath

Government Bonds - Whats Up? Investment Postcards From Cape Town via Safehaven / Prieur du Plessis

Greenspan & Bernanke still don't get it CNN / Paul R. La Monica

Greenspan Says Fed, Regulators ‘Failed’ During Financial Crisis Bloomberg / Steve Matthews

Loan Spread Points to Limits on U.S. Housing: Chart of the Day Bloomberg / Alex Tanzi and Courtney Schlisserman

Gold drops 1.8 pct on dollar gain, India ra Reuters / Jan Harvey

U.S. Stocks Decline on India’s First Rate Boost Since July 2008 Bloomberg / Rita Nazareth

Friday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Two-track economy: 9.7% unemployment, $200K cars AP via Houston Chronicle / Christopher S. Rugaber

Remarks by FDIC Chairman Sheila C. Bair to the Independent Community Bankers of America FDIC / Sheila C. Bair

California Plans ‘Full Speed Ahead’ on Build America Bond Sales Bloomberg / Michael B. Marois and Catarina Saraiva

BOE’s Sentance Says Global Recovery Poses a Risk of Inflation Bloomberg / Jennifer Ryan

Fed May Boost Discount Rate Before Next Meeting, Economists Say Bloomberg / Joshua Zumbrun and Craig Torres

Bond Bid-Riggers Deserve Overdue Jail-Cell Justice Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

Finance Bonds Pull Ahead as JPMorgan Sells Debt: Credit Markets Bloomberg / Bryan Keogh

Why Should Your Children Pay for My Retirement? Lew Rockwell / Gary North

Superbear Allmon still hibernating Marketwatch / Peter Brimelow

Blockbuster should rent its own movies Marketwatch / Al Lewis

Orient Overseas: 2009 was worst year ever Marketwatch / Chris Oliver

Asia Stocks, Copper Rise on Improving U.S. Economy; Yen Falls Bloomberg / Linus Chua and Saeromi Shin

Euro Set for Worst Week Since Start of February on Greece Woes Bloomberg / Candice Zachariahs and Ron Harui


Preserving a Central Role for Community Banking Federal Reserve Board / Ben S. Bernanke

Who will Bail out the Taxpayer? Don’t be scared… Be Prepared via Safehaven / Paul Mladjenovic

Paul Krugman Versus Reality Euro Pacific via Safehaven / Peter Schiff

A glimpse of the recession through the eyes of children Mercury News / Patrick May

Key appointees at Treasury used as pawns in unrelated legislative battles Washington Post / David Cho

Bernanke Says Bailouts of Banks ‘Unconscionable’ Bloomberg / Steve Matthews and Phil Mattingly

Bernanke: Fed should oversee all banks CNN / Julianne Pepitone

Four U.S. cities best weathered the recession AP via USA Today

U.S. Stocks Climb a Third Week as Fed Repeats Low-Rate Pledge Bloomberg / Craig Trudell

Euro Falls Most Since January as Leaders Spar Over Greece Aid Bloomberg / Ben Levisohn and Inyoung Hwang

India’s Interest Rate Rise ‘Sign of Things to Come’ Bloomberg / Cherian Thomas and Anil Varma


Durable Goods Orders Probably Climbed: U.S. Economy Bloomberg / Shobhana Chandra

Some homeowners facing the prospect of repeated foreclosures LA Times / Alana Semuels

Hold the Applause for This Rally NY Times / Paul J. Lim

Investors mine new metals ETFs Marketwatch / John Spence

Democrats Have Votes to Pass Health Bill, Leaders Say Bloomberg / Sandrine Rastello and Nicole Gaouette

Two presidents, two recessions LA Times / Jim Puzzanghera

Health reform: The $$$ story CNN / Jeanne Sahadi

Hey, Big Spender: You Need a Surtax NY Times / Robert H. Frank

CO: Cash-strapped cities, state cracking down with tax audits, some say Denver Post / Greg Griffin

MI: Is urban farming Detroit's cash cow? Detroit Free Press / John Gallagher

Russia misses out on joys of capitalism; China doesn't Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Jack Markowitz

I.M.F. Warns Wealthy Nations on Debt NY Times / Sewell Chan and Keith Bradsher



Fed's Lockhart: Accommodative policy appropriate Marketwatch / Lisa Twaronite

The U.S. Economy and Emerging Risks Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta / Dennis P. Lockhart

What Explains Differences in Foreclosure Rates? A Response to Piskorski, Seru, and Vig Federal Reserve Bank of Boston / Manuel Adelino, Kristopher Gerardi, and Paul S. Willen

What Is China's Capital Seeking in a Global Environment? Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco / Titan Alon, Galina Hale and João Santos

UBS Profited Twice From Lehman Accounting Games Forbes / Jacob Zamansky

MN: Would-be renters forced to live with family, friends M<inneapolis Star Tribune / Jennifer Bjorhus

Healthcare Reform Passes Texas Straight Talk via Safehaven / Ron Paul

The Health Bill's Collateral Damage Forbes / Gary Sutton

Health Reform: How Much Will It Hurt? / Alix Stuart

Still too many schools? / Melissa Maynard

Obama Pays More Than Buffett as U.S. Risks AAA Rating Bloomberg / Daniel Kruger and Bryan Keogh

Treasurys gain as concerns about Greece aid dollar Marketwatch / Deborah Levine

Danger: Falling home prices CNN

Health-Care Fight Shifts to States, Agencies After House Vote Bloomberg / Alex Nussbaum

Democrats face dubious voters on healthcare Reuters / Thomas Ferraro

House Approves Landmark U.S. Health-Care Overhaul Legislation Bloomberg / Laura Litvan, James Rowley and Kristin Jensen

U.S. Stocks Rise as Drug Shares Rally After House OKs Overhaul Bloomberg / Rita Nazareth

Monday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Oil slips 2 percent to $79 on dollar, Greece Reuters / Alex Lawler

Gold hits 1-week low on firm dollar, India hike Reuters / Jan Harvey

Euro retreats versus dollar on nagging Greece worries Reuters

More people are getting improved access to drinking water Economist


The Outlook for the Economy and Inflation, and the Case for Federal Reserve Independence Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco / Janet L. Yellen

Credit scoring Federal Reserve Board / Sandra F. Braunstein

Fed officials say low rates still needed Reuters / Ann Saphir

Fed’s Yellen Says Too Soon to Raise Interest Rates Bloomberg / Vivien Lou Chen

Rising rates can batter bonds, but stocks may be little comfort Chicago Tribune / Gail MarksJarvis

Geithner, lawmakers spar on mortgage firms' future AP via Denver Post / alan Zibel

TARP watchdog slams Obama foreclosure program CNN / Tami Luhby

Are You Ready to Come Out of the Real Estate Closet? Safehaven / J.D. Rosendahl

States Sue Over Overhaul That Will Bust State Budgets Bloomberg / Pat Wechsler

How will health care industry benefit from 32 million new patients? Allentown Morning Call / Bruce Japsen

Wall St jumps on industrials, materials and tech Reuters / Ryan Vlastelica

How low can low-cost wireless carriers go? CNN / David Goldman

Output Gaps and Robust Policy Rules Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia / Charles L. Plosser

Fed's Plosser: better rules needed to manage risk Reuters / Jan Lopatka and Jason Hovet

Evans Sees Accommodative Fed Stance Lasting at Least 6 Months Bloomberg

Springtime For Housing Seems Chilly Forbes / Madalina Iacob

Existing U.S. Home Sales Fall for Third Month Bloomberg / Shobhana Chandra

Dollar pares some gains after housing data Reuters / Deborah Levine and William L. Watts

Jackrabbits Make Bad Market-Timers Forbes / Marc Gerstein

Stocks Advance, Dollar Trims Gains, Commodity Prices Recover Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton and David Merritt

Tuesday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Health Reform's Widespread Impact Forbes / Oxford Analytica

How to live longer Economist

Australia: The Not-So-Lucky Country Forbes / Joel Kotkin

Fed to keep pro-growth policies-Chicago Fed chief Reuters via Guardian / Jason Subler

Bullard: Recovery Is on Track Wall Street Journal / Kathleen Madigan and Deborah Lynn Blumberg

U.S. Two-Year Yield Near Highest Since January Before Auction Bloomberg / Wes Goodman

Pimco Bets on Asia as U.S., Europe Risk Policy Error Bloomberg / Shelley Smith

Where have all the buyers gone? Marketwatch / Irwin Kellner

Sales of Existing U.S. Homes Probably Fell for a Third Month Bloomberg /  Shobhana Chandra

Oil hovers above $81 as traders eye equity markets AP via Palm Beach Post / Alex Kennedy

Yen Gains Deceptive, Traders Most Bearish in 3 Years Bloomberg / Ron Harui, Yasuhiko Seki and Yoshiaki Nohara


Homework Assignments for Monetary Policymakers Federal Reserve Board / Donald L. Kohn

Rocking-Horse Winner Pimco / Bill Gross

Picking a Line Pimco / Mark Kiesel

The Financial Foundation for Main Street pdf Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City / Thomas M. Hoenig

The False Threat Of The Fed's Swollen Balance Sheet Forbes / Robert McTeer

Underwater mortgages drain equity, dampen retirement USA Today / Stephanie Armour

Will Portugal derail stocks (finally)? Marketwatch / Nick Godt

Blockbuster is 'bleeding to death' CNN / David Goldman

Going For Gold Forbes

FBI probes threats over Democrats' healthcare vote Reuters / Deborah Zabarenko

Caterpillar Sees $100 Million Charge on Health Law Bloomberg / Edmond Lococo and Shruti Date Singh

Cuban Americans filling planes to homeland Reuters / Esteban Israel

U.S. Economy: Durable Goods Orders Climb, Home Sales Decline Bloomberg / Shobhana Chandra and Bob Willis

U.S. home sales unexpectedly slip 2.2 percent Bloomberg via Houston Chronicle

Wednesday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Count Me In, Don’t Get Personal, See You in 2020 Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

Slumdog millions Economist

Bank of America will cut loan amount for underwater homes AP via USA Today / Ieva M. Augstums

Crude-oil futures fall on inventories glut, rising dollar Marketwatch / Polya Lesova and Claudia Assis

Covered Bonds Sales Rising the Most Since 2006: Credit Markets Bloomberg / Kate Haywood and Bryan Keogh

Treasuries Snap Loss as Greece Summit Feeds Demand for Safety Bloomberg / Wes Goodman

Americans Say They Missed 73% Rise in S&P 500 as Economy Surged Bloomberg / Mike Dorning

Wall Street Despised in Poll Showing Majority Want Regulation Bloomberg / John McCormick and Alison Vekshin

10 reasons why this is not a bull market Marketwatch / Todd Harrison

Asian Stocks Climb on Improving Demand Outlook Bloomberg / Shani Raja and Jonathan Burgos

Euro Falls to 3-Week Low Against Dollar on Greece Uncertainty Bloomberg / Yasuhiko Seki and Ron Harui

Japan’s Exports Grow at Fastest Pace in 30 Years Bloomberg / Keiko Ujikane



Pimco’s Bill Gross Says Bonds Have Seen Best Days Bloomberg / Thomas R. Keene and Susanne Walker

Comments Before the Money Marketeers Club Reflections and Ruminations Pimco / Paul McCulley

Bernanke: Record-low rates needed to aid economy AP via Houston Chronicle / Jeannine Aversa

Banks unlikely to grant mass mortgage bailouts AP via Seattle Times / Steven Jacobs

Half of U.S. Home Loan Modifications Default Again Bloomberg / John Gittelsohn

Tax refunds are raising the nation's deficit NY Post John Crudele

From hope to change Economist

U.S. Said to Widen Homeowner Aid, Subsidize Mortgage Reductions Bloomberg / Rebecca Christie and Kate Andersen Brower

Combined Sears and Kmart still standing, but market share dwindles Chicago Tribune / Sandra M. Jones

The Dow Marches On Stock Market Barometer via Safehaven

Wood through the trees Economist

Federal Reserve's exit strategy Federal Reserve Board / Ben S. Bernanke

Bernanke Says U.S. Fiscal Outlook ‘Somewhat Dark’ Bloomberg / Vivien Lou Chen

Bernanke says economy still needs Fed's help Reuters / Pedro Nicolaci da Costa

Stocks abandon rally CNN / Alexandra Twin

Oracle software sales up; investors eye Sun Reuters / Jim Finkle

Gold firms in choppy trade despite euro drop Reuters / Carole Vaporean

What if interest rates don't rise? CNN / Colin Barr

Jobless Claims in U.S. Decreased Last Week to 442,000 Bloomberg / Bob Willis

Research reveals devastating consequences of layoffs, recession Chicago Tribune / Greg Burns

Thursday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Best Buy profit climbs stronger-than-forecast 37% Marketwatch / Andria Cheng

U.S. House Forced to Vote Again on Health Overhaul Bloomberg / Ryan J. Donmoyer and James Rowley

Treasuries Gain as Surge in Yield Presents Buying Opportunity Bloomberg / Wes Goodman

Greenspan says U.S. house prices still fragile Reuters via Guardian

Stronger yuan won't cure U.S. trade gap, official says Marketwatch

Gas up $1 on Obama's watch Washington Times / Stephen Dinan and Kara Rowland

Official rips Chamber of Commerce over overhaul AP via Washington Times / Marcy Gordon

Liberals spending our way to socialism Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Jack Markowitz

Social Security Payouts to Exceed Revenue This Year NY Times / Mary Williams Walsh


Florida unemployment hit record 12.2 percent in February South Florida Sun Sentinel / Marcia Heroux Pounds

RadioShack considering sale, Best Buy merger Dallas Morning News / Maria Halkias

Oil falls to $80 as U.S. revises GDP down Reuters / Joshua Schneyer and Rebekah Kebede

Euro strengthens after EU agrees Greece deal BBC News

Fed's Bullard concerned about weak housing Reuters / Pedro Nicolaci da Costa

Treasurys suffer biggest weekly loss this year Marketwatch / Deborah Levine

U.S. Economy: Corporate-Profit Surge May Help Broaden Expansion Bloomberg / Timothy R. Homan

Thousands to lose jobless benefits April 5 Bloomberg / Jennifer Liberto and Ted Barrett

The Democrats' Gratitude List Forbes / Bruce Bartlett

A terrible recession will be followed by a lacklustre recovery, but Britain is no basket-case Economist

Rich Stunned by Recession Sell Munis for First Time Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

Greenspan Calls Rise in Treasury Yields ‘Canary in the Mine’ Bloomberg / Joshua Zumbrun

More Than Dozen Banks Suspected Co-Conspirators in Muni Case Wall Street Journal / Chad Bray

Friday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Gold rises as dollar dips after Greek plan Marketwatch / Nick Godt

U.S. Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index Held at 73.6 in March Bloomberg / Courtney Schlisserman

Economy in U.S. Preserves Biggest Gain in Six Years Bloomberg / Timothy R. Honan

Greenspan Says Unemployment Rate Will Fall ‘a Bit’ This Year Bloomberg / Joshua Zumbrun

Euro Rallies as Greece Wins Aid Agreement; Metals, Oil Advance Bloomberg / Justin Carrigan

Municipal Bond Yields Reach Four-Month High Amid Wave of Supply Bloomberg / Brendan A. McGrail and Michael B. Marois

Bill Gross Warning May Catch Bond-Fund Investors Off Guard Bloomberg / Sree Vidya Bhaktavatsalam and Christopher Condon

Treasuries Gain as Yields Near Nine-Month High Lure Investors Bloomberg / Wes Goodman

Pimco Buys Bonds Wishing ‘Next Life’ as Bank: Credit Markets Bloomberg / Caroline Salas and Pierre Paulden

Thursday's session amounted to a 'key reversal day' Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

S&P 500 Posts Best Streak Without 1% Slump: Technical Analysis Bloomberg / Lynn Thomasson

Oil rises as Greece bailout boosts commodities appeal Reuters via Guardian / Alejandro Barbajosa

Dollar slips in Asian trading, taking cue from equities Marketwatch

Euro Rises From 10-Month Low as Trichet Welcomes Greek Solution Bloomberg / Yasuhiko Seki and Ron Harui


Debating the housing bubble Bloomberg via Houston Chronicle / Rich Miller

U.S. stock market hopeful for gains from March jobs report Marketwatch / Kate Gibson

Fed’s Sack Says Financial System Needs Leverage Bloomberg / Vivien Lou Chen and Candice Zachariahs

TIPS could be part of the answer for these almost-retirees Minneapolis Star Tribune / Chris Farrell

Year-end growth spurt not likely to be repeated AP via Augusta Chronicle

WaMu Files Reorganization Plan Supported by JPMorgan Bloomberg / Dawn McCarty

Dollar Heads for Biggest Quarterly Gain Versus Euro Since 2008 Bloomberg / Ben Levisohn




An economic puzzle Bernanke can't solve Reuters / Emily Kaiser

People, not firms, can turn economy around St. Louis Post Dispatch / David Nicklaus

Jobless rate is hard to digest NY Post / John Crudele

Dow eyes 11,000 as jobs data looms Reuters / Rodrigo Campos

Doctor-starved: America's heartland in crisis CNN / Parija Kavilanz

Social Security's day of reckoning closer to reality Marketwatch via Pittsburgh Tribune Review

CA: A souring outlook in Lemon Grove San Diego Union Tribune / Michele Clock

SC: Doctor shortage will grow as more qualify for care Greenville News via The State / Liv Osby

Axelrod Defends Obama Over Making Recess Appointments Bloomberg / Justin Blum

Obama announces 15 recess appointments Marketwatch

Payrolls Probably Increased in March: U.S. Economy Preview Bloomberg / Timothy R. Homan

Free-spending teens return to malls LA Times / Andrea Chang

Some who can afford mortgages prefer to walk LA Times via Houston Chronicle / Alana Semuels

Active ETFs blend regular counterparts and mutual funds Baltimore Sun / Eileen Ambrose

Dividend ETFs poised for a comeback Marketwatch / John Spence

Israel’s Fischer Raises Key Rate for Fourth Time Bloomberg / Alisa Odenheimer

Day Traders 2.0: Wired, Angry and Loving It NY Times / David Segal

The Wisdom of the Short-Sellers Marketwatch via NY Timers / Mark Hulbert


The Outlook for the Economy and Inflation, and the Case for Federal Reserve Independence Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco / Janet L. Yellen

Restaurant chains roll out small bites at small prices USA Today / Bruce Horovitz

Don't foreclose! Do a short sale CNN / Les Christie

Homeowners balk as property tax bills stay high USA Today / Paul Wiseman

Oil rises near 3 percent on weak dollar, book-squaring Reuters / Robert Gibbons

Corporate cash holdings swell LA Times via Chicago Tribune / Tom Petruno

U.S. Stocks Rise as Consumer Spending Boosts Economic Optimism Bloomberg / Rita Nazareth

Healthcare and Economic Realities Texas Straight Talk via Safehaven / Ron Paul

It's Not the Debt, It's the Spending Northern Trust via Safehaven / Paul Kasriel

Obama's Road to Economic Ruin Brookes News via Safehaven / Gerard Jackson

Monday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Ford lightens debt load as it eyes improving conditions Marketwatch / Matt Andrejczak

Hoarding, Penny-Pinching And Buying Gold Forbes / Karlyn Bowman

Consumer Spending Increases as Incomes Stagnate Bloomberg / Timothy R. Homan

Small-cap mutual funds lead the pack AP via Chicago Tribune

Treasuries Find Greenspan’s Canary Fainting in Mine Bloomberg / Susanne Walker

Junk Bonds in ‘Goldilocks’ Market Reach Record: Credit Markets Bloomberg via San Francisco Chronicle / Bryan Keogh and John Detrixhe

Muni Issuers Offer Smallest Weekly Total in 2010 as Yields Jump Bloomberg / Catarina Saraiva and Brendan A. McGrail

Treasury yields rise on lower demand USA Today / John Waggoner

Treasuries Drop as Economists Say Spending, Employment to Gain Bloomberg / Wes Goodman

Consumer Spending in U.S. Probably Increased for Fifth Month Bloomberg / Timothy R. Homan

Stocks Soar, but Many Analysts Ask Why NY Times / Javier C. Hernandez

Small banks say they can't win in small-business lending USA Today / Paul Davidson

MD: Even in recession, residents gambled away nearly $1B Boston Herald / Thomas Grillo

Reputations at stake, companies try to alter word of mouth online Washington Post / Michael S. Rosenwald

Hotels are adding new fees for services LA Times / Hugo Martin

Gold survives stumble, while bugs bet on rebound Marketwatch / Peter Brimelow

Copper Rises, Heading for Fifth Quarterly Gain on Stockpiles Bloomberg / Glenys Sim

Yen Declines as Global Recovery Signs Curb Demand for Safety Bloomberg / Yoshiaki Nohara and Ron Harui

Euro Gains as Greek Concerns Ease; Copper, Mining Stocks Rise Bloomberg / Darren Boey


Seasonal job growth stokes inflation, interest rates NY Post / John Crudele

TD tried to buy troubled U.S. banks Calgary Herald / John Greenwood

More cars scrapped than purchased in 15-month period Lansing State Journal / Greg Gardner

When 'Cheap' ETFs Aren't Really Cheap / Elizabeth Trotta

Greek economy's failure would have ripple effect across eurozone, world Dallas Morning News / Jim Landers

German economic growth projection cut by IMF BBC News

How The Fed Profited From The Crisis Forbes / Robert McTeer

Real estate is booming again. Huh? CNN / Paul R. La Monica

Dow carves out new 18-month high CNN / Alexandra Twin

Bill Gross May Be Predicting Bull Run in Stocks Bloomberg / David Pauly

Benchmark crude holds above $82 AP via Houston Chronicle / Chris Kahn

Hedge-Fund Returns Dragged Down by ‘Hidden Bias’: Chart of Day Bloomberg / David Wilson

Minneapolis finds $12 million surplus in budget Minneapolis Star Tribune / Randy Furst

Fed’s Evans Says Jobless May Exceed 9% at Year-End Bloomberg / Susan Li and Vivien Lou Chen

Cheap Mortgages May Last as Investors Replace Fed Bloomberg / Kathleen M. Howley

Collapsing Spreads and Booming Junk: Time to Get Short Dollar Collapse via Safehaven / John Rubino

Tuesday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Consumer spending increases in February, 5th straight month of gains Washington Post / Ylan Q. Mui

Consumer Confidence in U.S. Improves on Job Prospects Bloomberg / Courtney Schlisserman

Oil In Choppy Trade At $82.26/bbl FOX News / Claudia Assis

British voters are unsure whom to trust with the economy Economist

Subprime Debt Rallies as U.S. Enhances Loan Aid: Credit Markets Bloomberg / Jody Shenn

Treasuries Head for Quarterly Gain Before Report on Home Prices Bloomberg / Wes Goodman

State Debt Woes Grow Too Big to Camouflage NY Times / Mary Williams Walsh

Home Prices in U.S. Probably Fell, Consumer Confidence Climbed Bloomberg / Shobhana Chandra

Lazy Portfolios or a 2012 Collapse: It's OK to believe in both Marketwatch / Paul B. Farrell

Want 3% yield on checking accounts? Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Patricia Sabatini

Is there a Lehman lurking on Wall Street? Marketwatch / David Weidner

China's gold rush 'will be stampede by 2020' Independent / Jack Jordan

Waiting for a few more bears Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

Oil hovers above $82 after leaping previous day AP via Houston Chronicle / Alex Kennedy

Japan’s Industrial Production Falls, Unemployment Stays at 4.9% Bloomberg / Keiko Ujikane and Aki Ito



Prospects for Sustained Recovery and Employment Gains Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta / Dennis P. Lockhart

Private sector cuts jobs in March Reuters / Caroline Valetkevitch

Corporate Borrowers Partying Like It's 2006 Forbes / Matthew Craft

You Still Believe The Fed Can Stop Deflation? Elliott Wave International via Safehaven

Nobody's worried. Time to worry? CNN / Paul R. La Monica

Don’t Expect Much From U.S. Stocks in Next Decade: Chart of Day Bloomberg / David Wilson

Stocks: Strong quarter ends with a loss CNN / Julianne Pepitone

House Flippers in U.S. Crowd Courthouse Steps in Hunt for Deals Bloomberg / Prashant Gopal

Freddie's Not Afraid Of Post-Fed Mortgage-Backed Market Forbes / Morgan Brennan and Alexandra Zendrian

"Ice House Detroit" echoes frozen housing market Denver Post / Al Lewis

Bond Market: "Its Safer to Lend to Buffett than Obama" Casey Research via Safehaven / Chris Wood

Oil ends at 2010 peak as dollar slips vs euro Reuters / Robert Gibbons

Corporate Bonds Extend Longest Streak Since ’04: Credit Markets Bloomberg / Pierre Paulden and Caroline Salas

Chicago Purchasers’ Index Declined to 58.8 in March Bloomberg / Courtney Schlisserman

Factory Orders in the U.S. Climb 0.6% in February Bloomberg / Shobhana Chandra and Courtney Schlisserman

Wednesday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Obama Set To Open Coastal Waters To Oil Drilling Forbes / Christopher Helman

China overtakes Germany to become the biggest exporter of all Economist

Why bond yields may be headed much higher Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

Treasuries Head for Monthly Loss Before Jobs, Factory Reports Bloomberg / Wes Goodman

Win the race, draw the lines / Pamela M. Prah

'Ben Bernanke Has Never Gotten Anything Right,' Peter Schiff Says: Fed Officials Respond Lew Rockwell

Most Asian Stocks Drop on Valuation Concern; Samsung Advances Bloomberg / Jonathan Burgos and Akiko Ikeda

Oil Prices Find a Sweet Spot for World Economy NY Times / Clifford Krauss

Much of H1N1 vaccine unused, almost expired Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Steve Twedt

Australia: Stevens Invokes God, Says ‘Greed’ Exacerbated Crisis Bloomberg / Michael Heath

Japan Tankan Survey May Show Fourth Straight Rise in Sentiment Bloomberg / Keiko Ujikane and Minh Bui

Corporate Bonds Extend Longest Streak Since ’04: Credit Markets Bloomberg / Pierre Paulden and Caroline Salas

Yen Drops Toward Eight-Week Low Versus Euro Amid Recovery Signs Bloomberg / Yoshiaki Nohara and Ron Harui

Japan Wages Fall 0.6% as Workers Miss Out on Recovery Bloomberg / Aki Ito