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04/01

Bulls cautiously confident about gold, black gold Marketwatch / Peter Brimelow

Out-of-step markets may be misreading the Fed $ FT

Hedge funds lead US junk sector lending $ FT / Richard Beales

Wall Street's worrisome week CNN /Alexandra Twin

Tribune Board Presses Zell to Raise His Bid NY Times / Andrew Ross Sorkin and Katharine Q. Seelye

Seven reasons why gold should surge Marketwatch / Sean Brodrick

UK: Pricing pressures may fuel case for rise in UK rates FT / Chris Flood

Female side of economy outdistances cheap males Baltimore Sun / Jay Hancock

Early spring activity reinforces market patterns Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Gregory M. Drahuschak

Bullish to bearish and back, in a flash LA Times / Tom Petruno

CA: Homeowners on the brink: Subprime borrowers face foreclosure, ruin Contra Costa Times / Eve Mitchell

Medicine names can make you sick Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Jack Markowitz

South Korea, U.S. try to save trade deal AP via St. Petersburg Times / Kelly Olsen

The Fed and the perfect storm Washington Times

Home Ownership on Hold Wall Street Journal / Diana Ransom

PA: Subprime lending woes: How a borrower lost his shirt Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Chico Harlan

Oil Drillers Undervalued Wall Street Journal / Russell Pearlman

Interest-Rate Roulette: A Game of Many Dangers NY Times / J. Alex Tarquino

Looking for Signs of Stability in Job Tally NY Times / Conrad De Aenlle

MI: The End of the Line as They Know It NY Times / Louis Uchitelle

Why REIT Shoppers Are Heading to the Malls NY Times / Vivian Marino

How to See the Big Picture in Little Slices of the Market Marketwatch via NY Times / Mark Hulbert

A Nice Stiff Breeze, and a Nice Little Power Bill NY Times / Jennifer Alsever

What’s the One Thing Big Business and the Left Have in Common? NY Times / Jonathan Cohen

UK: At least Brown knows that slogans are never a substitute for policies Guardian – Observer / William Keegan

UK: If everything can be outsourced, what is left? Guardian – Observer / Simon Caulkin

UK: Rates likely to stick until May Guardian – Observer / Ruth Sunderland

04/02

US workers saddled by houses that won't sell Christian Science Monitor / Marilyn Gardner

Hard times ahead for housing AP via Long Beach Press Telegram / Michael Liedtke

Understanding Inflation Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis / William Poole

Fed ‘should seek 1.5% inflation rate’ FT / Krishna Guha

Fed's Poole: Risk of recession is 'slightly elevated' Marketwatch / Ciara Linnane

World has stopped dancing to America's tune Independent / Stephen King

Goldman says buy Merrill, but charts say not yet Marketwatch / Tomi Kilgore

Bulls-eye bull Marketwatch / Jonathan Burton

Protectionism Hurts the U.S. Dollar Daily Reckoning / Chris Gaffney

Europe tops US in stock market value FT / Tony Tassell

Google may challenge Microsoft for Doubleclick AP via MSNBC

Tribune’s sale $ FT / Lex

Petrodollars, the Savings Bust, and the U.S. Current Account Deficit Pimco / Richard H. Clarida

Market Continues Record Pace Bond Buyer / Matthew Posner

New twist on indexing: Mutual funds meet ETFs Marketwatch / Murray Coleman

Cheapest Stocks in Two Decades Signal Bull Market Bloomberg / Michael Tsang, Daniel Hauck and Nick Baker

Dow gains at end of mixed day CNN / Alexandra Twin

New Century files for bankruptcy, is selling units Marketwatch / Alistair Barr

Global PMI shows manufacturing growth slower in March Reuters

Monday’s Stocktiming.com Analysis Stocktiming.com / Marty Chenard

Real estate magnate wins bidding for Tribune LA Times / Thomas S. Mulligan and James Rainey

Quarter leaves investors on edge Dallas Morning News / Will Deener

Tribune Agrees to Billionaire Zell's $8.2 Billion Bid Bloomberg / Andy Fixmer and Leon Lazaroff

Treasuries Steady as Rising Prices Offset Slower Factory Growth Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton and Deborah Finestone

Treasury bond prices higher AP via Charlotte Observer

Trouble with trade The Economist

`Laddering' certificates of deposit creates stable cash flow South Florida Sun Sentinel / Humberto Cruz

CA: Slower outlook for state Sacramento Bee / Dale Kasler

Democrats put their stamp on US budget Christian Science Monitor / Gail Russell Chaddock

The Ghost Stirs Morgan Stanley / Stephen Roach

Review and Preview Morgan Stanley / Ted Wieseman

Subprime Mortgage Bond Sales Plunge as Loan Delinquencies Soar Bloomberg / Darrell Hassler

Federal Reserve Events Reuters

Rate Cuts Get a Bad Rap Even Before They Happen Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

The Bernanke Bind Is Getting Tougher to Sustain Bloomberg / Gene Sperling

Perfect Storm for the US Consumer? Morgan Stanley / Richard Berner

U.S. Factory Index Drops Amid Auto, Housing Weakness Bloomberg / Bob Willis

Oil Price Spike: Sharp But Temporary Morgan Stanley / Richard Berner

JPMorgan, Lehman, Merrill Seek New Manhattan Trading Space Bloomberg / David M. Levitt

Predicting the next big hedge fund IPO Fortune via CNN / Paul Fruchbom

China Recycles Its Trade Dollars Forbes / Paul Maidment

China Has $1 Trillion to Fight a U.S. Trade War Bloomberg / Mark Gilbert

The Ford family's $581 million loss Fortune via Forbes / Alex Taylor III

CitiChina.com -- An Idea Whose Time Has Arrived Bloomberg / William Pesek

Japanese Companies Plan to Spend More Than Forecast Bloomberg / Lily Nonomiya

Australia Retail Sales Rise 0.9% in February on Jobs Bloomberg / Hans van Leeuwen

04/03

CDOs issuance jumped in first quarter Marketwatch / Alistair Barr

SIFMA Issues Model Procedures for Auction Rate Securities Bond Market Association

Behind the curve Marketwatch / Dr. Irwin Kellner

It takes a global village Daily Standard / Irwin M. Stelzer

Economics versus Politics Ludwig von Mises Institute / Frank Chodorov

NYSE, Euronext to Close Landmark Deal AP via Baltimore Examiner / Joe Bel Bruno

Zell tells plans for Tribune Chicago Tribune via South Florida sun Sentinel / David Greising

Toyota's sales jump while GM, Ford fall AP via Beaufort Gazette / David Runk

Can America build luxury cars? Business Week via MSNBC / Matt Vella

Nasdaq vaults 1.2% On Heavier Trade Investors Business Daily / Vincent Mao

Dow jumps 128 on housing data AP via Baltimore Sun / Madlen Read

Yen hits five-week lows Marketwatch / Wanfeng Zhou

ABC/WashPost US Consumer Comfort Index down to -5 Reuters

Fed-Watchers Have Blinders On The Street / Jim Griffin

Wall Street's terrific Tuesday CNN / Rob Kelley and Alexandra Twin

Big Three sales slide continues CNN / Chris Isidore

Goldman's Flagship Hedge Fund Fell 5.7% in February Bloomberg / Jenny Strasburg

Treasuries Fall as Home Sales Index and Stock Benchmarks Rise Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton and Deborah Finestone

Pending home sales in surprise rise Reuters via CNN

U.S. Economy: Pending Sales of Existing Homes Unexpectedly Gain Bloomberg / Shobhana Chandra

Stocks surge on oil, home sales CNN

Stocks Climb on Oil, Housing Smartmoney.com / Mark Glassman

Tuesday’s Stocktiming.com Analysis Stocktiming.com / Marty Chenard

How the deal went down Chicago Tribune / Phil Rosenthal

Weekly chain store sales up 4.9% from year ago: survey Marketwatch / Angela Moore

Lending giant is now the one in need NY Post / Paul Tharp

MA: Housing’s fear factor: Crime may lower prices in some Hub areas Boston Herald / Jerry Kronenberg and Jay Fitzgerald

Corn Bear Market Starts on Bigger Crop, Barclays Says Bloomberg / Tom Cahill and Marianne Stigset

Federal Reserve Events Reuters

Moody's May Cut Ratings on 40-50 Banks After Protests Bloomberg / Kim-Mai Cutler

Poison Puts Win Lower Rates for Rentokil, M&S Amid LBO Threats Bloomberg / Steve Rothwell

Bond-Fund Buyers Share the Cost in Economic Pinch Bloomberg / Chet Currier

NY: Plans to stem foreclosures Newsday / Sid Cassese

Oil Prices Fall Below $65 a Barrel AP via Forbes / George Jahn

Zell could be biggest winner LA Times / Michael A. Hiltzik

The Cycle Turns, and Airline Shares Have Fans Again NY Times / Jeff Bailey

Office Depot CEO earns $11.7 million after stock rises 84% in two years Bloomberg via South Florida Sun Sentinel / Heather Burke

A hedge fund superstar Fortune via CNN / Marcia Vickers

Honk If You're Not Running for U.S. President Bloomberg / Margaret Carlson

U.S. Two-Year Treasuries May Fall as U.S. Rate Cut Hopes Fade Bloomberg / Oliver Biggadike and Kevin Lim

One down, three to go Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

Crude Oil Falls After Iran Seeks U.K. Diplomatic Settlement Bloomberg / Christian Schmollinger and Gavin Evans

Yen May Decline as Investor Appetite for Riskier Assets Rises Bloomberg / Chris Young and Stanley White

 

04/04

Oil prices fall in Asian trade after Iran agrees to free UK naval personnel AFX via Forbes

Oil peak predicted for year 2020 Long Beach Press Telegram / Kristopher Hanson

Optimal Inflation for the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City / Roberto M. Billi

IMF: Global Economy Is Moving Ahead AP via Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Jeannine Aversa

Service sector slowdown adds to Fed concerns FT via MSNBC / Eoin Callan and Saskia Scholtes

Florida's quiet counties poised for a new housing boom South Florida Sun Sentinel / Paul Owers

FL: Officials: Property tax may rise Bradenton Journal / Melissa Followell

Risk Is a Many Splendored Thing Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas / Richard W. Fisher

Fed's Fisher Says Subprime Damage Mostly Contained Bloomberg / Vivien Lou Chen and Scott Lanman

Subprime home loans on Fed's radar: Fisher Marketwatch / Greg Robb

Housing discrimination complaints at record high Marketwatch / Ruth Mantell

Detroit Home Sellers Lack Buyers as Foreclosures Rise Bloomberg / Kathleen M. Howley

Is Goldman, Lehman Pay Set in Smoke-Filled Room? Bloomberg / Graef Crystal

SIFMA Modifies Good Friday 10:30 a.m. Recommended Early Close to 11:00 a.m. Bond Market Association

Dollar falls on weaker ISM services Marketwatch / Wanfeng Zhou

Moderate-Income Home Buyers Hit by Predatory Lenders Washington Post / Dina ElBoghdady

IL: Sale of Chicago Tribune already old news in Windy City LA Times / P.J. Huffstutter

Treasuries Extend Gains After Service Industries' Growth Slows Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton

Overlapping Subprime Exposure Mask Risks of CDOs, Moody's Says Bloomberg / Jody Shenn

Wednesday’s Stocktiming.com Analysis Stocktiming.com / Marty Chenard

Factory goods orders weaker than expected in February AP via Detroit News

ISM: Service Growth Cools More in March Dow Jones via Smartmoney.com / Laurence Norman

Bernanke shows he can balance rate pressures Chicago Tribune / Andrew Leckey

Fed chief may not be quick to ride to the rescue AP via Chicago Tribune / Rachel Beck

Corporate Investment Has a Bad Case of the Blues Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

IRS Considering `Flipping' in Bond Audits Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

Oil prices fall under $64 on Iran relief Reuters via CNN

Iranian Leader Says He'll Free Britons AP via Forbes

U.S. MBA's Mortgage Applications Index Fell 3.2% Last Week Bloomberg / Shobhana Chandra

Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Survey Mortgage Bankers Association

Daimler Says Company in Talks on Sale of Chrysler Bloomberg / Jeremy van Loon

Sirius, XM blast NAB’s merger report NY Post / Peter Lauria

Best Buy profit jumps Reuters via CNN

Whither The ADR? Forbes / Liz Moyer

Treasuries May Decline as Jobs, Factory Reports to Show Growth Bloomberg / Kevin Lim

Auction Guidance Released: SIFMA Finalizes Best Practices Bond Buyer / Lynn Hume

Subprime cos. ease losses Boston Herald / Jay Fitzgerald

Vermont Becomes ‘Offshore’ Insurance Haven NY Times / Lynnley Browning

Taking stock of profits Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

Lofty gasoline prices expected to stay up there Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Patricia Sabatini

Barclays Says Yen Set for Worst Fiscal First Quarter Since 1989 Bloomberg / Kosuke Goto

Australian Central Bank Keeps Rate Unchanged at 6.25% Bloomberg / Hans van Leeuwen

U.S. Pockets Aren't Deep Enough to Win Yuan Row Bloomberg / William Pesek

U.S. Dollar Volatility Versus Yen to Rise, Merrill Lynch Says Bloomberg / Liz Capo McCormick

04/05

Sub-prime crisis sours US dream BBC News / Justin Webb

BoE Holds This Month But Is Likely To Hike In May Northern Trust via Safehaven / Victoria Marklew

Just Plane Stupid National Review / Tom Nugent

Robust Monetary Policy with Imperfect Knowledge pdf Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

The Costly Uncomfortable Reality About the Wrong Definition of Comfortable Pimco / Paul McCulley

Foreign cenbanks big net buyers of Treasuries – Fed Reuters

Dow makes it six straight CNN / Alexandra Twin

Mortgage rates creep up this week AP via USA today / Jeannine Aversa

Peak near for rising gas prices? Newsday / James Bernstein

Kerkorian in $4.5bn Chrysler bid BBC News

Euro Jumps to Two-Year High Versus Dollar on ECB Rate Outlook Bloomberg / Min Zeng and Bo Nielsen

Treasuries Little Changed as Traders Await Employment Report Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton and Annie Pinkert

Thursday’s Stocktiming.com Analysis Stocktiming.com / Marty Chenard

Faint Open for Stocks Smartmoney.com / Mark Glassman

Wall Street mixed in cautious trade AP via Beaufort Gazette / Joe Bel Bruno

Economic laws also apply to workers Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Jack Markowitz

Gold extends gains ahead of Easter holiday Marketwatch / Polya Lesova

Soybeans, grains rise AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer

Housing Market Decline Not Over Yet Market Thoughts via Safehaven / Henry To

Lenders bend for homeowners AP via Bradenton Journal / Ellen Simon

Moody’s New blues NY Post / Roddy Boyd

U.S. jobless claims post sharp rise to 321,000 Reuters / Alistair Bull

Consumers Power U.S. Economy Through Headwinds Bloomberg / Matthew Benjamin

Lazard Scandal of 1990s Tells Tale of Things to Come Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

Ford CEO: $28M for 4 months work CNN

"Anxious" Nacchio should be resting easy Denver Post / Al Lewis

Oil prices sit above $64 a barrel AP via Houston Chronicle / George Jahn

Fund managers tying their fees to performance AP via Chicago Tribune / Tim Paradis

Euro Reaches Two-Year High Versus Dollar on Growth, ECB Outlook Bloomberg / Min Zeng

China Raises Bank Reserve Ratio for 6th Time in Year Bloomberg / Li Yanping and Josephine Lau

IMF plays down effect of US slowdown FT / Krishna Guha

MA: Boston-area workers fear state of economy Boston Herald / Jay Fitzgerald

Nintendo's Net Beats Earlier Estimate on DS Players Bloomberg / Pavel Alpeyev

UK: Strong UK growth and global pressures mean higher rates may come - and stay Independent / Hamish McRae

As US foreclosures mount, states step in Christian Science Monitor / Alexandra Marks and Ron Scherer

Australian Dollar Rises to 10-Year High on Rates, Metals Prices Bloomberg / David McIntyre

Australia May Not Raise Interest Rate, Economists Say Bloomberg / Hans van Leeuwen

Surviving a warmer world: Global forecast is 'mostly dry' Christian Science Monitor / Peter N. Spotts

04/06

Reports of market's demise are premature Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

Jobs report to set weak tone next week Marketwatch / Ciara Linnane

KC Fed president: Economy will feel inflation's effect Kansas City Business Journal / Jim Davis

Fed says consumers borrowed less freely in February AP via Minneapolis Star Tribune

Vonage receives emergency stay in patents case LA Times via South Florida Sun Sentinel / James S. Granelli

U.S. Stock-Index Futures Gain as Jobs Growth Exceeds Forecast Bloomberg / Chris Nagi

Post-communism boom in Eastern Europe wanes AP via Miami Herald / William J. Kole

Friday’s Stocktiming.com Analysis Stocktiming.com / Marty Chenard

UBS Reduces Forecast for Fed Rate Cuts Amid Employment Growth Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton

FL: Even a Realtor will tell you: Glut is huge St. Petersburg Times / James Thorner

History Is Against Us in Rethinking Real Estate Smartmoney.com / Igor Greenwald

Dollar Advances From Two-Year Low as Jobs Report Beats Forecast Bloomberg / Bo Nielsen and Ye Xie

Climate change threatens billions with floods FT / Fiona Harvey

U.S. Treasuries Fall as Economy Adds More Jobs Than Forecast Bloomberg / Annie Pinkert

March job growth unexpectedly strong Reuters

U.S. Payrolls Rose 180,000 in March; Jobless Rate at 4.4% Bloomberg / Joe Richter

Consumer Confidence at 6-Month Low AP via LA Times / Jeannine Aversa

IL: Banks playing branch catch-up Chicago Tribune / James P. Miller

CA: Pink slips litter loan industry LA Times / Leslie Earnest

TX: Foreclosures weighing in Dallas Morning News / Steve Brown

CO: Home prices slip in March Rocky Mountain News / John Rebchook

$4.5B to kick Chrysler’s Tires NY Post / Zachery Kouwe

Navigating the Hedge Fund Maze in a Leveraged World NY Times / Jenny Anderson

AMEX suitors grow NY Post / Roddy Boyd

Oil May Fall as Captive Release Eases Tensions, Survey Shows Bloomberg / Mark Shenk

 

04/07

Dollar Rises as Jobs Report Reduces Likelihood of Fed Rate Cut Bloomberg / Bo Nielsen
1,600 Michigan workers take Chrysler offers Detroit News via Lansing State Journal / Tim Higgins

CA: Bay Area sees jump in listings for homes Contra Costa Times / Eve Mitchell

OR: The local real estate roller coaster Oregon Mail Tribune / Greg Stiles

Berkshire Holds 10.9% Stake in Burlington Northern Bloomberg / Nancy Kercheval and Miles Weiss

Those chocolate bunnies add up to some big bucks Fresno Bee via Tacoma News Tribune / Bethany Clough

Radio address by the president to the nation Marketwatch

LBO craze wreaks havoc on corporate bondholders Marketwatch / Leslie Wines

Siesta's over for Spain's economy LA Times / Tracy Wilkinson

March Employment Numbers & Leading Indicators Mish’s Global Economic Trend Analysis via Safehaven / Mike Shedlock

Job growth far exceeds expectations LA Times / Joel Havemann

Joblessness at 5-year low AP via South Florida Sun Sentinel / Jeannine Aversa

The warming signs Newsday / Dave Marcus

Piracy Move on China Seen as Near NY Times / Edmund L. Andrews

Treasury Notes Tumble as Job Gains Erase Rate Cut Expectations Bloomberg / Annie Pinkert

European Bonds Log Weekly Loss on Inflation, ECB Interest Rates Bloomberg / Gavin Finch

Fund Manager Offers Memorable Response to SEC's Fraud Charges Washington Post / Suzanne M. Schafer

DC: Condos Feel the Mortgage Crunch Washington Post / Nancy Trejos

US interest rates cut less likely after jobs increase by 180,000 Guardian / Nick Fletcher

Japan's Bonds Have 3rd Weekly Drop on U.S. Economy, Stock Rally Bloomberg / Issei Morita

04/08

MD: Foreclosures on the rise in suburbs of Baltimore Baltimore Sun / Jamie Smith Hopkins

Trouble in ETF paradise Marketwatch / John Spence

Cliff-Risk Nation StockMarket Jungle via Safehaven / Michael Panzner

Riskier bonds still prove attractive LA Times / Tom Petruno

Bond trader likes the hectic pace of her job St. Louis Post Dispatch / Jerri Stroud

Mortgage-backed bonds dodge sub-prime bullet LA Times / Tom Petruno

Fed Must Allow Gold to Rise Gold and Oil Stocks.com via Safehaven / Greg Silberman

No joy expected for Fed from March PPI data Marketwatch / Greg Robb

Wholesale Prices Probably Rose Last Month: U.S. Economy Preview Bloomberg / Joe Richter

Buying a house in California may not be so crazy Dallas Morning News / Scott Burns

DC: Your House Doesn't Add Up The Way You Think Washington Post / Martha M. Hamilton

With tighter lending, the time for an ARM refi was yesterday United Feature Syndicate via LA Times / Lew Sichelman

PA: Employers booting spouses from health coverage Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Anya Sostek

Jurors quizzed on yours truly Denver Post / Al Lewis

Stocks' recovery could change on inflation data AP via Akron Beacon Journal / Madlen Read

Although investors have much to worry about, the markets are unusually placid St. Louis Post Dispatch / David Nicklaus

Upbeat outlook buoys stock funds LA Times / Tom Petruno

Heat on SARBOX may grow as Euro markets pass U.S. NY Post / Richard Wilner

Barclays mulls sale in US to head off Fred Guardian – Observer / Ruth Sunderland

Housing Slump Pinches States in Pocketbook NY Times / Abby Goodnough

Selling a House? Fees Are Negotiable. Wall Street Journal / Aleksandra Todorova

Odds Shifting in Growth Stocks' Favor Wall Street Journal / Ian Salisbury

A Caution Signal on Profits. A Red Light for Stocks? US News and World Report via NY Times / Paul J. Lim

More Pieces. Still a Puzzle. NY Times / Eric Dash

Transparency, Lost in the Fog NY Times / John Schwartz

When a Bank Works Both Sides NY Times / Andrew Ross Sorkin

When 'Delisted,' Where Does a Stock Go? Wall Street Journal / Jaclyne Badal

Has the Exit Sign Ever Looked So Good? NY Times / Eric Dash

04/09

Many victims of subprime crisis Chicago Sun Times / Terry Savage

The Federal Reserve Monopoly over Money Texas Straight Talk via Safehaven / Ron Paul

The drama of a good Friday for jobs FT / John Authers

How the French are falling out of love with the eurozone $ FT / Gideon Rachman

Economy risks lower says IMF boss BBC News

End of housing bubble should have been obvious to everyone Marketwatch / Dr. Irwin Kellner

Subprime crisis shines light on mortgage brokers Marketwatch / Alistair Barr

Strong Jobs, No Jubilation Forbes / Bernie Schaeffer

Richest hedge fund managers get richer Reuters via CNN

Is AMD Giving Up? Forbes / Brian Caulfield

Stocks can't find direction CNN / Alexandra Twin

Oil tumbles nearly $3 CNN / Steve Hargreaves

TX: Decline in home sales continues Dallas Fort Worth Star Telegram / Andrea Jares

Interest rates mixed in weekly Treasury auction AP via Houston Chronicle

The new consumer craze in Japan: junk food AP via Newsday

Monthly Mutual Fund Report – April pdf Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Regional Economy Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

U.S. mortgage bond prepayments increase in March Reuters / Julie Haviv

Treasurys sold off in wake of Friday's jobs news Marketwatch / Leslie Wines

Is Manufacturing and the Yield Curve Signalling Recession? Brookes News via Safehaven / Gerard Jackson

Subprime blame game CNN / Les Christie

NV: Real estate exodus in LV? Las Vegas Review Journal / Hubble Smith

Stocks up as traders weigh 1Q earnings AP via Beaufort Gazette / Joe Bel Bruno

Stocks Post Small Gains Smartmoney.com / Mark Glassman

Tax Policy Taking U.S. Down the Road to France Bloomberg / Kevin Hassett

Monday’s Stocktiming.com Analysis Stocktiming.com / Marty Chenard

Payrolls, mergers lift spirirts NY Post / Paul Tharp

Strong hiring hints at stable US growth Christian Science Monitor / Ron Scherer

Treasury Yield Near 7-Week High as Bets on Fed Rate Cut Fade Bloomberg / Daniel Kruger and Elizabeth Stanton

Crude oil declines as traders unwind risk premium Marketwatch / Polya Lesova

D.C. apartment living thrives as housing lags Washington Times / Tom Ramstack

Foreclosure's shadow falls across diverse set of US homeowners Christian Science Monitor / Mark Trumbull

Democrats Seek to Lead the Way in Tax Overhaul NY Times / Edmund L. Andrews

Stagflation Fear Spurs TIPS Demand; Fed Loses Respect Bloomberg / Daniel Kruger

Federal Reserve Events Reuters

Foreign Demand May Bail Out U.S., Reversing a Trend Bloomberg / Simon Kennedy

Stocks to open up on delayed reaction to jobs data Marketwatch / Nick Godt

Corn Bear Market Spurs Double-Your-Money Bet for Goldman, Funds Bloomberg / Marianne Stigset and Tom Cahill

Oil Prices Slide Below $64 a Barrel AP via Chicago Tribune

 

04/10

Six Fidelity Funds For A Goldilocks Market Forbes / Jim Lowell

Nasdaq Eyes Philly Exchange AP via Forbes

Kicking the Guidance Habit CFO.com / Sarah Johnson

Rumor of Dow sale fuels angst Detroit News / Eric Morath

China slams US piracy complaint BBC News

Risky loans - alive and well Money via CNN / Stephen Gandel

FL: Strong euro makes U.S. homes a bargain for Europeans South Florida Sun Sentinel / Ramsey Campbell

ABC/WashPost US Consumer Comfort Index down to -7 Reuters

When The Facts Change, I Change My Model - What Do You Do? Northern Trust via Safehaven / Paul Kasriel

Dow makes it 8 in a row CNN / Alexandra Twin

Stocks Finish Near Intraday Highs On Higher Volume Investors Business Daily / Alan R. Elliott

Hedge funds to meet G7 on openness FT / Bertrand Benoit and James Mackintosh
UBS Fires About 40 Employees in Muni Bond Department Bloomberg / Martin Z. Braun

Growing energy nexus The Economist

Gas price hikes to ease, gov't says AP via Beaufort Gazette / H. Josef Hebert

It looked like a job boom, but it really isn’t NY Post / John Crudele

Consumer Confidence Falls Again Investors Business Daily

Treasuries Rise as Yield Near Eight-Week High Lures Traders Bloomberg / Daniel Kruger and Elizabeth Stanton

Bargain-hunters lift prices before Fed speakers Reuters / Richard Leong

Tuesday’s Stocktiming.com Analysis Stocktiming.com / Marty Chenard

Stocks Turn Mixed at Midday Smartmoney.com / Mark Glassman

Corporate paydays that boggle the mind St. Petersburg Times / Robert Trigaux

Citigroup May Cut 17,000 Jobs, or 5%, Person Says Bloomberg / Joseph N. DiStefano

Gold rises on dollar weakness, trade tensions Marketwatch / Polya Lesova

Dollar falls on housing, trade dispute Marketwatch / Wanfeng Zhou

Mortgage Bondholders May Bear Subprime Loan Risk Bloomberg / James Tyson

Monetary Policy and the Dual Mandate Federal Reserve Board / Frederic S. Mishkin

US inflation too high at the moment--Fed's Mishkin Reuters

Fed's Economic Forecast Is More Right Than Wrong Bloomberg / John M. Berry

Federal Reserve Events Reuters

Home builder: Spring hasn't sprung CNN / Chris Isidore

'Lazy Portfolios' 1Q update (still winners!) Marketwatch / Paul B. Farrell

Long-Term Investing Keeps Its Old-Fashioned Shine Bloomberg / Chet Currier

Oil rebounds after big decline Reuters via CNN

Gold, Silver Gain on Demand for Alternative as Dollar Declines Bloomberg / Claudia Carpenter

More tax audits for the wealthy Newsday / Keiko Morris

U.S. Toughens Its Position on China Trade NY Times / Steven R. Weisman

Euro Strengthens to Record Versus Yen on Outlook for ECB Rates Bloomberg / Bo Nielsen and Min Zeng

Is the Fed Privately Owned? Does it Matter? The Speculative Investor via Safehaven / Steve Saville

House Envy Daily Standard / Irwin M. Stelzer

China's Trade Surplus Unexpectedly Narrowed in March Bloomberg / Nipa Piboontanasawat

Defaults Rise in Next Level of Mortgages NY Times / Vikas Bajaj

U.S. Notes May Rise as Yield Near 8-Week High Lures Investors Bloomberg / Wes Goodman

Former Pimco Manager Palghat Shuns Australian Debt Bloomberg / Chris Young

Barclays, ABN Amro Know Most, Pay the Least for Takeover Advice Bloomberg / Ambereen Choudhury

Oil Rises From 12-Day Low on Forecast Fall in Gasoline Supplies Bloomberg / Gavin Evans and Hector Forster

Dollar Falls on Concern Trade Tensions With China Will Escalate Bloomberg / Ron Harui and Kosuke Goto

Australian Dollar Rises to 17-Year High on Rinker Takeover Plan Bloomberg / David McIntyre

04/11

MI: ‘One-state recession’ hampers Michigan Stateline.org / Daniel C. Vock

Forbes: Buffett Falls to 3rd Richest Man AP via Newsday / Mark Stevenson

Managers target stagflation as economy slows Marketwatch / Murray Coleman

Tax fairness is in the eye of the beholder St. Paul Pioneer Press / Edward Lotterman

Fed Minutes Slam Stocks Smartmoney.com / Mark Glassman

A forum on Medicaid and State Budgets pdf Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago / Richard H. Mattoon

The branch banking boom in Illinois: A byproduct of restrictive banking laws pdf Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago / Tara Rice and Erin Davis

Treasuries Fall as Minutes Show Fed Guided by Inflation Concern Bloomberg / Daniel Kruger and Elizabeth Stanton

Fed Minutes Say Rate Increases May `Prove Necessary' Bloomberg / Scott Lanman

Fed Focused on Inflation in March AP via Baltimore Examiner / Martin Crutsinger

Minutes of the Federal Open Market Committee Federal Reserve Board

Financial Regulation and the Invisible Hand Federal Reserve Board / Ben S. Bernanke

Comcast Chief Roberts Says His Business Is `On Fire' Bloomberg / Greg Miles and Cecile Daurat

Recession 2007 Ludwig von Mises Institute / Stefan Karlsson

Freddie, Fannie a 'Concern' To OFHEO Washington Post / David S. Hilzenrath

Special China Update Stocktiming.com / Marty Chenard

Stocks Dive Into Midday Smartmoney.com / Mark Glassman

Money's global flow eroding old market bounds Chicago Tribune / Bill Barnhart

Wednesday’s Stocktiming.com Analysis Stocktiming.com / Marty Chenard

Oil turns higher on big drop in gasoline CNN / Steve Hargreaves

FL: Seller beware: Home prices plunge Orlando Sentinel / Jerry W. Jackson

Grain and soybean futures fall AP via St. Paul Pioneer Press

UBS Fires Up to 40 in Muni Group Bond Buyer / Matthew Posner

Federal Reserve Events Reuters

U.S. Treasuries Little Changed Before Fed Speeches, Minutes Bloomberg / Daniel Kruger and Aaron Pan

Harvard Taps the Muni Market and a Senator Asks Why Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

Subprime Losers Blame Bear, Credit Suisse, JPM, Morgan Stanley Bloomberg / Christine Richard

Michigan $500 Million Debt Offering to Lead Municipal Market Bloomberg / Jeremy R. Cooke

Dollar steadies ahead of Bernanke Marketwatch / Wanfeng Zhou

Stocks Dip Ahead of Fed Meeting Minutes AP via South Florida Sun Sentinel / Madlen Read

Nacchio closings: Crime vs. mistake Denver Post / Andy Vuong

Realtors see home prices falling in 2007 Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

Purchase Applications Rise, Refinance Applications Decline in Latest MBA Survey Mortgage Bankers Association

U.S. mortgage applications slip last week – MBA Reuters

Faith in home values persists South Florida Sun Sentinel / David Streitfeld

Scam puts focus on mortgages Washington Post via Dallas Fort Worth Star Telegram / David Cho

Have less than $25K in savings? Get in line CNN / Jeanne Sahadi

IMF Cuts U.S. Growth Forecast, Predicts 2008 Rebound Bloomberg / Kevin Carmichael

Over The Hedge NY Post / Roddy Boyd

Mad Money Is Piling Into Margin Accounts Forbes / Liz Moyer

ECB expected to hold rates AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer / David McHugh

Japan, China Kiss, But Will They Really Make Up? Bloomberg / William Pesek

A Word of Advice During a Housing Slump: Rent NY times / David Leonhardt

NY: Minding the Store in a Condo NY Times / J. Alex Tarquinio

Bond-market timing a loser's game Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

U.S. Treasuries May Rise on Renewed Expectations Growth Slowing Bloomberg / Wes Goodman and Kevin Lim

Economy getting help from trade Bloomberg via Chicago Tribune

Australian Employment Likely Climbed in March on Building Boom Bloomberg / Hans van Leeuwen

Japan's Machine Orders Fall More-Than-Expected 5.2% Bloomberg / Lily Nonomiya

Most Americans Fear Recession in the Next 12 Months, Poll Finds Bloomberg / Matthew Benjamin

Why US pump prices are on the rise – once again Christian Science monitor / Ron Scherer

Is Bush's plan for illegal immigrants 'practical,' or amnesty? Christian Science Monitor / Gail Russell Chaddock

04/12

IRS is taking fewer tax cheats to court USA Today / Kevin McCoy

Oil Prices Climb in Asian Trading AP via Baltimore Examiner

Model Uncertainty and Monetary Policy pdf Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Wanted: a guardian of the world’s financial system $ FT / John Grieve Smith

Inflation Expectations Are Rising As Fed Struggles To Cool Prices Investors Business Daily / Scott Stoddard

Survey shows entrepreneurs are not as optimistic this year Tallahassee Democrat / Steve Liner

Bleaker future for Net-phone pioneer Marketwatch / Jeffry Bartash

Sting in the tail The Economist

Moody's slightly lowers Kraft's ratings; cites debt burden Chicago Tribune / James P. Miller

Stop Listening to the Fed Motley Fool / Dan Caplinger

Vonage Story Getting Worse CNBC / Jim Goldman

Stocks stage late rally CNN / Alexandra Twin

Clash of the titans The Economist

NY: Citi job cuts to hit NYC hard Newsday / Susan Harrigan

Where's the beef? The Economist

Brazil: Land of promise The Economist

EU: A bear at the throat The Economist

EU: The non-functioning myth The Economist

Bubbling under The Economist

Fed's Lacker says low inflation boosts employment Reuters

Stocks Trading Mixed On Mixed News Investors Business Daily / Alan R. Elliott

Thursday’s Stocktiming.com Analysis Stocktiming.com / Marty Chenard

Why Google isn't the next Microsoft Business 2.0 via CNN / Chris Taylor

Barclays Bid Price for ABN Is Challenge, Analyst Says Bloomberg / Ben Livesey and Jon Menon

Treasurys rise a bit after jobless claims increase Marketwatch / Leslie Wines

Treasuries Are Little Changed Before Auction of Inflation Notes Bloomberg / Daniel Kruger and Elizabeth Stanton

Crude Oil Gains After IEA Says OPEC Output Fell to Two-Year Low Bloomberg / Robert Tuttle

FL: Loans grow harder to get Bradenton Herald / Sara Kennedy

Jobless claims, import prices rise Reuters / Nancy Waitz

U.S. Economy: Import Prices Jump, Spurred by Oil, Natural Gas Bloomberg / Bob Willis

Retailers Report Strong March Sales AP via Forbes / Anne D’Innocenzio

Housing Bubble Accomplices Preparing for Death Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

Countrywide mortgages in foreclosure nearly double Reuters

Publications are pulling the plug on their print editions as they cultivate rapidly growing online revenue options Chicago Tribune / Eric Benderoff

Nestle to buy Gerber for $5.5 billion AP via San Diego Union Tribune / Eliane Engeler

Oil prices climb above $62 a barrel AP via Houston Chronicle / George Jahn

U.S. sees no breakthrough at WTO talks AP via Houston Chronicle / Rajesh Mahapatra

Trichet Signals ECB May Raise Interest Rates in June Bloomberg / Matthew Brockett

As Subprime Market Implodes, a Contrarian Prospers NY Times / Vikas Bajaj

U.S. Note Yields Show Inflation Expectations Near 7-Month High Bloomberg / Wes Goodman and Kevin Lim

TREASURIES-Steady in Asia after slide on Fed minutes Reuters

$1 Billion Pledged to Help Fend Off Foreclosures Washington Post / Dina ElBoghdady and Nell Henderson

Rising Inflation May Mean More Fed Rate Increases NY Times / Jeremy W. Peters

Fed Revives Prospect of Higher Rates, Questions Price Forecast Bloomberg / Scott Lanman

FL: As housing goes bust, local paychecks trimmed Palm Beach Post / Jeff Ostrowski

Citigroup zigs as industry zags Marketwatch / David Weidner

In the Real World of Work and Wages, Trickle-Down Theories Don’t Hold Up NY Times / Robert H. Frank

ECB Is Poised to Keep Rates Unchanged, Gauge Pace of Inflation Bloomberg / Gabi Thesing

Short Sellers Target Small-Company Shares as U.S. Growth Slows Bloomberg / Michael Patterson

Japanese Purchase Most Overseas Bonds in Five Months Bloomberg / Minh Bui and Stanley White

Taiwan Bonds Slump as Central Bank Sells Debt; Currency Drops Bloomberg / Yu-huay Sun and Yumi Teso

Euro Rises to Record High Against Yen Before ECB Rate Meeting Bloomberg / Chris Young and Kosuke Goto

Japan Producer-Price Inflation Quickens on Oil Costs Bloomberg / Mayumi Otsuma

 

04/13

Google to buy DoubleClick for $3.1 billion in cash AP via LA Times

Subprime bailout? $120 billion CNN / Stephen Gandel

Friday’s Stocktiming.com Analysis Stocktiming.com / Marty Chenard

Treasuries Fall on Weaker Dollar, Rising Inflation Expectations Bloomberg / Daniel Kruger and Annie Pinkert

RBC Capital Targets U.S. Bond Market, Winograd Says Bloomberg / Doug Alexander and Sean B. Pasternak

Citi Buys Pandit's Hedge Fund Forbes / Liz Moyer

CA: Home prices rise despite housing woes LA Times / David Streitfeld

Gold Rises on Demand for Dollar Alternative; Silver Climbs Bloomberg / Pham-Duy Nguyen

Rosy Goes Global Morgan Stanley / Stephen Roach

HKD: The Latest Flavour in Carry Trades Morgan Stanley / Stephen Jen

IRS Audits Not Paying Off, Says Study CFO.com / Stephen Taub and Dave Cook

Treasurys give up gains in midmorning trade Marketwatch / Leslie Wines

Can You (Point Your Fingers and Do the Twist)? Pimco / Michael Gomez

A Few Little Bond Funds Tell Big Economic Story Bloomberg / Chet Currier

Dollywood Lends Oomph to Tiny Tennessee Bond Sale Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

Fed Says What It Means -- No Interest Rate Cut Bloomberg / John M. Berry

Sluggish U.S. Economy Shouldn't Concern G7 Forbes / Brian Wingfield

Wholesale Prices Jump 1 Percent in March AP via Forbes / Jeanine Aversa

Overseas vacation plans? Check the dollar LA Times / Tom Petruno

Euro hits 2-year high versus dollar AP via Houston Chronicle / Matt Moore

GE 1Q earnings rise 2 percent AP via Houston Chronicle

McDonald's Profit Beats Estimates on European Sales Bloomberg / Joshua Fineman and Chris Burritt

Pier 1 Pulls Plug On 60 Stores Bloomberg via NY Post

Crude oil edges down in wake of 3% surge Marketwatch / Polya Lesova

'Made in China' overtakes U.S. in global exports Washington Times / Patrice Hill

Pressure grows on World Bank boss BBC News

Debt levels aren't high enough to trigger bear-market indicator Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

A dreaded tax is slated to be fixed Christian Science Monitor / Alexandra Marks and Ron Scherer

Taiwan: Ten-year bonds reach eight-month high after central bank sells short-term securities Bloomberg via Taipei Times

To Snare a Coveted Banker, Citigroup May Buy a Hedge Fund NTY Times / Eric Dash

Dollar Falls on Speculation Report to Show Wider Trade Deficit Bloomberg / Stanley White and Ron Harui

New Zealand Dollar Surges to Two-Year High as Retail Sales Jump Bloomberg / Emma O'Brien

04/14

How to fix Chrysler Globe and Mail / Barbara McKenna and Greg Keenan

Chrysler sales off as future remains in doubt AP via Lansing State Journal / Tom Krisher

Chicago wins U.S. city bidding rights for 2016 Olympics Marketwatch / Carolyn Pritchard

Finding a home for lost bonds Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / Stacy Forster

Treasury Yields Rise to Two-Month High Amid Inflation Concern Bloomberg / Daniel Kruger and Annie Pinkert

Paulson: Economy to grow this year Reuters via CNN

G-7 Confident Global Trade, Growth Gaps Shrinking Bloomberg / Simon Kennedy and Kevin Carmichael

Trichet Says Japan Agrees Yen Should Reflect Economic Recovery Bloomberg / Meera Louis and Lily Nonomiya

Yen May Fall to Low Against Euro as G-7 Doesn't Comment on Drop Bloomberg / Bo Nielsen and Min Zeng

04/15

Competitors question Google buy of DoubleClick Marketwatch

PA: Is golden period over? Allentown Morning Call / Sam Kennedy

In come more bond ETFs Marketwatch / John Spence

Never Lose on Stocks Again -- for a Price Wall Street Journal / Mohammed Hadi

Steps to Take If a Broker Flubs a Trade Wall Street Journal / Jonathan Burton

Tug of war continues between inflation, slowdown Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

If you've ever wondered what it's like to live in a golden age, this could be it now Independent / Hamish McRae

Round two of the ABN Amro 'jeux sans frontičres' Independent / Andrew Murray-Watson

Cities fight homelessness with apartments instead of shelters AP via Baltimore Examiner / Stephen Ohlemacher

Yen weakness seen in wake of G7 Marketwatch / Greg Robb

Wall Street: Earnings on the loose CNN / Alexandra Twin

3 factors determine market results Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Gregory M. Drahuschak

Five questions to ask when a fund changes managers LA Times / Tom Petruno

Big banks expected to post strong quarterly results Marketwatch / Murray Coleman

NY: Hedge Kings are in Gotham NY Post / Richard Wilner

RBS ready to go hostile in push for ABN Guardian – Observer / Ruth Sunderland

Fewer keeping the nation afloat LA Times / Kathy M. Kristof and Jonathan Peterson

It's time to tame the monster once again Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Jack Markowitz

TX: Houston-area home prices continue to climb Houston Chronicle / Nancy Sarnoff

March Consumer Prices Jump on Fuel Costs: U.S. Economy Preview Bloomberg / Vince Golle

'Laddering' with bonds can even out volatility Baltimore Sun / Humberto Cruz

 

 

 

 

 

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