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  • Bonds Reverse Earlier Slide to Trade Nearly Flat Friday, 21 Sep 2007 | 9:39 AM ET

    U.S. Treasurys were flat to slightly higher Friday as investors took a break from recent selling that has been based on rising expectations of climbing inflation amid soaring oil prices and a falling dollar.

  • Prices Extend Drop After Jobless Claims Fall Thursday, 20 Sep 2007 | 11:12 AM ET

    U.S. government debt prices fell Thursday, extending earlier losses, after a surprise decline in weekly jobless claims scaled back worries about labor weakness and overall health of the economy.

  • Bonds Fall on Inflation Worries, Stock Strength Wednesday, 19 Sep 2007 | 4:43 PM ET

    U.S. Treasury debt prices slid sharply on Wednesday, led by long-dated bonds, due to inflation worries and demand for riskier assets such as stocks after the Federal Reserve's aggressive rate cut.

  • Brighter Mood Spurs BASF, Schering-Plough Bond Plans Wednesday, 19 Sep 2007 | 5:44 AM ET

    German chemical company BASF plans to sell a 7-year euro benchmark bond, one of the banks managing the sale said on Wednesday, as the outlook for credit markets brightened.

  • Treasury prices fell sharply Tuesday as investors celebrating the Federal Reserve's half-point cut in interest rates yanked their money out of bonds and shifted it to the stock market.

  • Bonds Dip as Deeper Cut Seems Less Likely Monday, 17 Sep 2007 | 4:57 PM ET

    U.S. Treasury debt prices eased on Monday, as investors pared bets for a more aggressive interest rate cut from the Federal Reserve absent any further deterioration in the economy.

  • Bonds Steady as Market Eyes Rate Cut Friday, 14 Sep 2007 | 5:41 PM ET

    U.S. Treasurys eased Friday after soft economic data supported expectations of a modest interest rate cut by the Fed next week but disappointed investors betting on an aggressive reduction.

  • Bonds Pressured as Credit Concerns Ease Thursday, 13 Sep 2007 | 5:26 PM ET

    U.S. Treasury debt prices fell for a third day Thursday as signs of stability in the distressed credit markets caused investors to switch out of safe-haven government bonds.

  • Bonds Prices Slip as Fed Rate Cut Seen Wednesday, 12 Sep 2007 | 5:26 PM ET

    U.S. government bond prices fell for a second day Wednesday as traders locked in profits from a rally fueled by speculation that the Federal Reserve could opt for a half-point interest-rate cut next week.

  • Bond Prices Sag on Rising Stocks, Profit Taking Tuesday, 11 Sep 2007 | 5:59 PM ET

    U.S. government debt prices fell in quiet trade Tuesday, weighed down by profit-taking and surging stocks, but expectations of a Federal Reserve interest rate cut next week curbed losses.

  • Harvard Endowment Chief El-Erian to Return to Pimco Tuesday, 11 Sep 2007 | 5:38 PM ET

    El-Erian will rejoin Pimco, one of the world's biggest fixed-income managers, as co-chief executive officer and co-chief investment officer, Harvard and Pimco said.

  • S&P Says $96.6 Billion of Junk Debt Hit by Turmoil Tuesday, 11 Sep 2007 | 8:39 AM ET

    Forty-nine high-yield loan and bond deals worth 70 billion euros ($96.6 billion) have been affected by the credit market turmoil since mid-June, rating agency Standard & Poor's said on Tuesday.

  • Bonds Surge Rate Cut Bets, Declining Stocks Monday, 10 Sep 2007 | 5:13 PM ET

    U.S. Treasuries surged Monday, driving short-dated yields to two-year lows, as traders bet the Federal Reserve would aggressively cut interest rates next week and stocks eased on housing-related worries.

  • Bond Prices Soar as Fed Rate Cut Seen Friday, 7 Sep 2007 | 5:53 PM ET

    U.S. government debt prices soared Friday, sending short-dated yields to two-year lows, after surprisingly weak jobs data stoked recession fears and raised expectations for a Federal Reserve interest rate cut.

  • Treasurys Slip on Economic Data, Stock Gains Thursday, 6 Sep 2007 | 2:03 PM ET

    Treasury debt prices dipped Thursday, as reports of a stronger-than-expected U.S. service sector and job market reduced expectations for a deep cut in official interest rates.

  • Drugmaker AstraZeneca said on Thursday it had seen strong demand for $6.9 billion of bonds it issued to repay a significant part of the U.S. commercial paper taken on for the acquisition of biotechnology company Medimmune.

  • Prices Up as Housing, Jobs Data Support Rate Cut Wednesday, 5 Sep 2007 | 12:58 PM ET

    U.S. government debt prices rallied Wednesday, sending benchmark yields to five-month lows, after weak housing and employment reports solidified bets that the Federal Reserve would cut interest rates this month.

  • Bonds Lose as Stocks Rise on Bush Mortgage Plan Friday, 31 Aug 2007 | 2:56 PM ET

    U.S. Treasury debt prices fell Friday as stocks rallied on a White House plan to rescue homeowners caught in the subprime mortgage debacle, taking the recent safe-haven bid out of government bonds.

  • GE Bond Issuance Suffers from Credit Crunch: FT Friday, 31 Aug 2007 | 6:54 AM ET

    General Electric felt the squeeze of the recent credit crunch Thursday as it was forced to boost how much interest it will pay on an upcoming corporate debt offering.

  • Bonds Gain on Strong Auction; Await Bernanke Thursday, 30 Aug 2007 | 10:44 AM ET

    U.S. Treasuries rose Thursday as the market digested a government debt auction with ease and investors found more reasons to seek safe-haven investments in bonds.