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Stocks Surge On News Of Debt Deal

AP | Posted 12.16.2013 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are surging on Wall Street after Senate leaders reached a deal that would avoid a U.S. default and reopen the government afte...

Firms Using Fewer Treasury Bills On Default Fears

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

By Vidya Ranganathan SINGAPORE, Oct 11 (Reuters) - Some financial institutions are reducing the use of U.S. Treasury bills as collater...

Bell Rings for Bond Bubble

Michael Pento | Posted 04.10.2012 | Business
Michael Pento

They always tell you no one rings a bell when a market top or bottom is reached. But a bell is now ringing for the end of the 30-year bull market in U.S. debt. And ironically, the bell ringer is our very own U.S. Treasury Department.

S&P: U.S. Credit Rating Will Be Slashed To 'Selective Default' If It Misses Payment

Posted 08.30.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Walter Brandimarte) - The United States would immediately have its top-notch credit rating slashed to "selective default" if it misses a...

China Potentially Violated Rules By Buying More U.S. Debt Than Disclosed

Posted 08.30.2011 | Business

The rules of Treasury auctions may not sound like the stuff of high-stakes diplomacy. But a little-noticed 2009 change in how Washington sells its...

Microsoft's Actions Show America's True Colors in China

Ann Pettifor | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ann Pettifor

American consumers and corporations like Microsoft have helped create China's massive surplus by investing in China, or by spending their incomes buying Chinese and other Asian goods.

Japan Is Once Again America's Biggest Creditor As Foreigner Trim Treasury Stakes

AP | MARTIN CRUTSINGER and BERNARD CONDON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — A record drop in foreign holdings of U.S. Treasury bills in December sent a reminder that the government might have to pay higher inter...

My April Fool's Prank on NPR

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Borowitz

On NPR yesterday, I revealed that the U.S. Treasury is also running an elaborate Ponzi scheme, selling worthless pieces of paper called "U.S. Treasuries" to unsuspecting investors.

What I've Gleaned So Far About the Stimulus Plan: Get Ready to Put Out

Leighann Lord | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Leighann Lord

When The Stimulus Plan left the House of Representatives, it was clocking in at 1,788 pages. For a bit of perspective, War and Peace - the longest novel in literary history - is 1,463 pages and is only slightly less boring.

Treasury Bills Trade At Negative Rates As Investors Flee To Safety

Mish's Global Economic Trend Analysis | Mike Shedlock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The rush to safety is on. Treasury Bills Trade at Negative Rates as Haven Demand Surges. Treasuries rose, pushing rates on the three-month bill n...

The Risky Flight to Safety

Dan Solin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Solin

Risk, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder. A "risk free" portfolio can be the riskiest investment you will ever make.