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  • Bonds Prices Fall on Fannie, Freddie Worries Friday, 11 Jul 2008 | 12:37 PM ET

    Treasury debt prices fell Friday on fears of increased government debt issuance after a report that the U.S. government may be considering a takeover of the country's two biggest mortgage finance companies.

  • Bonds Slip as Stock Gains Discourage Safety Bid Thursday, 10 Jul 2008 | 2:15 PM ET

    U.S. Treasury debt prices slipped Thursday as small stock market gains allowed the bid for safe-haven government debt to ebb.

  • Bonds Gain as Financials Push Down Stock Market Wednesday, 9 Jul 2008 | 1:54 PM ET

    U.S. Treasurys prices rose Wednesday as stock market losses, particularly in the financial sector, supported a small safe-haven bid for U.S. government debt.

  • Treasurys Bounce Back After Stocks Head Lower Monday, 7 Jul 2008 | 1:22 PM ET

    U.S. Treasurys rallied Monday afternoon, erasing early losses as a stock downturn revived the bid for safe-haven U.S. government debt.

  • Short-Dated Bonds Benefit From Economic Weakness Thursday, 3 Jul 2008 | 12:07 PM ET

    Short-dated U.S. government debt prices edged up Thursday, as weak data reinforced a grim view of the economy and pared expectations that the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates any time soon.

  • Bonds Gain on Signs of Employment Weakness Wednesday, 2 Jul 2008 | 2:23 PM ET

    U.S. government debt prices rose on Wednesday after data showing a surprisingly steep drop in U.S. private payrolls in June, exacerbating worries about consumer spending in a sputtering economy.

  • Bonds Regain Positive Ground as Stocks Lose Tuesday, 1 Jul 2008 | 1:54 PM ET

    U.S. government debt prices rose Tuesday, as traders favored bonds over stocks on lingering woes in the banking sector and worries about corporate profits due to record oil and a slowing economy.

  • Pimco's Gross: Longer-Term Bond Yields Have Bottomed Monday, 30 Jun 2008 | 2:34 PM ET
    Bill Gross

    Longer term U.S. Treasury bond yields have bottomed and will steadily rise because of inflation pressures in the aftermath of the ongoing U.S. economic downturn, the manager of the world's biggest bond fund wrote on Monday.

  • Bond Prices Fall on Fears of ECB Rate Hike Monday, 30 Jun 2008 | 10:05 AM ET

    U.S. Treasury debt prices added slightly to losses Monday after a stronger-than-expected reading on Midwest factory activity soothed worries of further contraction in manufacturing.

  • Bonds Gain as Stocks Encourage Flight to Safety Friday, 27 Jun 2008 | 1:27 PM ET

    Treasury debt prices rose to session highs Friday on an accelerating safe-haven bid out of stocks, after the Dow Jones industrial average extended its slide to trade down 20 percent from October's record close.

  • U.S. Treasury debt prices extended earlier gains Thursday after a $20 billion five-year note auction attracted investors who showed more appetite for this maturity than a month ago.

  • Bond Losses Ease Following Fed Decision Wednesday, 25 Jun 2008 | 3:17 PM ET

    The price of two-year U.S. Treasury notes turned flat Wednesday, erasing initial losses after the Federal Reserve, as expected, left interest rates unchanged but warned of elevated risks of inflation.

  • Bonds Move Off Highs as Stocks Stage Comeback Tuesday, 24 Jun 2008 | 12:29 PM ET

    U.S. Treasury debt prices rose Tuesday after data showing slumping home prices and consumer confidence made it unlikely the Federal Reserve would dismiss growth concerns at its two-day policy meeting.

  • Bonds Slip Downward With Traders Waiting For Fed Monday, 23 Jun 2008 | 3:41 PM ET

    U.S. government debt prices were mostly weaker in light trading Monday as investors stayed on the sidelines before the Federal Reserve's policy meeting and Treasury Department note sales later this week.

  • Bonds Gain as Oil Surges, Stocks Slide Friday, 20 Jun 2008 | 1:19 PM ET

    U.S. Treasury debt prices rallied Friday as higher oil prices, weaker stocks and worries about the health of the financial sector drove a bid for safe-haven government debt.

  • Bonds Gain as Stocks Sink and Fears Fade Over Rate Hike Wednesday, 18 Jun 2008 | 1:06 PM ET

    U.S. Treasurys rose Wednesday as widening stock market losses enhanced the bid for safe-haven government debt and made a Federal Reserve rate hike this summer look less likely.

  • Bond Prices Hold Gains as Inflation Worries Ease Tuesday, 17 Jun 2008 | 10:26 AM ET

    U.S. Treasury debt prices rallied Tuesday as press reports discussing the outlook for Federal Reserve policy encouraged markets to tone down their expectations for near-term interest-rate hikes.

  • Bonds Move Negative as Stocks Push Higher Monday, 16 Jun 2008 | 2:47 PM ET

    Most U.S. Treasurys prices slipped into the minus column Monday as stocks cut their losses and the S&P 500 index turned higher, led by a sharp rebound in Lehman Brothers shares.

  • Bonds Higher as Fears of Rate Hike Subside Friday, 13 Jun 2008 | 1:51 PM ET

    U.S. Treasury prices rose Friday after a contained reading of core consumer prices alleviated some bond market fears that global inflation pressures could soon force the Federal Reserve to hike interest rates.

  • Treasury debt prices slightly extended losses Thursday, with the benchmark yield reaching its highest since late December, after below-average demand in an auction of reopened 10-year Treasury notes.