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  • Bond Prices Up as Stocks Look for Direction Thursday, 17 Apr 2008 | 9:32 AM ET

    Treasury debt prices rose after the Philadelphia Federal Reserve's business conditions index for April fell to its lowest level since February 2001, adding to other recent signals the US economy is deteriorating.

  • Bonds Give Up Gains as Stocks Rally Cools Move to Quality Wednesday, 16 Apr 2008 | 9:01 AM ET

    Treasury debt prices slipped Wednesday as a robust stock market rally tempered government debt's safe-haven appeal, reversing bonds' earlier gains on weak housing numbers and relatively modest inflation data.

  • Treasury debt prices fell Tuesday after a report showing accelerating producer price inflation caused bond investors to pare bets for Federal Reserve interest rate cuts.

  • FGIC Mulls Alternatives, Including Possible Sale Monday, 14 Apr 2008 | 5:34 PM ET
    FGIC

    FGIC, whose main unit is a bond insurer, said on Monday it is looking at strategic alternatives to boost its capital and protect policy holders, including setting up a new insurer that would focus on municipal bonds.

  • Government debt prices rose, as a surprise loss at a large US bank and data reinforcing the view of weak consumer spending undermined the stock market and supported demand for low-risk bonds.

  • Bonds Surge on Weak Consumer Sentiment, GE Letdown Friday, 11 Apr 2008 | 9:59 AM ET

    Treasury debt prices rose sharply, as weak data on consumer confidence and a surprise profit drop at General Electric slammed the stock market and revived demand for low-risk government bonds.

  • Bonds Slip as Stocks Overcome Fears Over Economy Thursday, 10 Apr 2008 | 10:00 AM ET

    Treasury debt prices fell Thursday, as traders favored stocks over bonds on upbeat earnings outlook that overshadowed data supporting the grim view on the economy.

  • Bonds Gain As Poor Profits Trigger Flight to Safety Wednesday, 9 Apr 2008 | 10:51 AM ET

    Treasury debt prices rose Wednesday as recession fears and a bleak corporate profit outlook hurt the stock market and lifted demand for less-risky investments like government bonds.

  • Citigroup Close to Selling $12 Billion in Loans, Bonds Wednesday, 9 Apr 2008 | 10:45 AM ET
    Citigroup

    Citigroup, the largest U.S. bank, is close to selling about $12 billion of leveraged loans and bonds to a group of private equity firms, people familiar with the situation said on Tuesday.

  • Bonds Move Higher On Rate Cut Expectations Tuesday, 8 Apr 2008 | 4:39 PM ET

    Short-dated U.S. Treasury debt prices gained Tuesday on firming expectations for Federal Reserve interest rate cuts in the face of a sagging economy.

  • Treasurys Slip as Stocks Maintain Rally on Bank News Monday, 7 Apr 2008 | 10:27 AM ET

    Treasury debt prices slid as the stock market staged a comeback after Friday's sell-off, on positive developments in the financial sector that cut into demand for low-risk investments.

  • 10-Year Bond Up Full Point as Stocks Back off Highs Friday, 4 Apr 2008 | 9:34 AM ET

    The benchmark 10-year government note's price rose 1 point Friday, extending earlier gains, as the stock market came off the session highs it had reached on stronger oil prices and hopes of more aggressive rate cuts from the Federal Reserve.

  • Treasurys Gain on More Doubts About Economy Thursday, 3 Apr 2008 | 11:47 AM ET

    Treasury debt prices mostly rose Thursday after a surprisingly big jump in weekly jobless claims was taken by investors as another sign the US economy may be in, or on the brink of, recession.

  • Treasury debt prices mostly fell Wednesday as investors interpreted testimony by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke as hinting that the central bank may be thinking of ending its round of interest rate cuts.

  • Lehman CFO: Rumors Forced Bank to Raise $4 Billion Tuesday, 1 Apr 2008 | 3:45 PM ET
    Lehman Brothers

    Lehman's CFO told CNBC that the investment bank was essentially forced to raise $4 billion because of growing rumors of liquidity problems similiar to Bear Stearns.

  • Financial Sector Gets Lift From Lehman and UBS Tuesday, 1 Apr 2008 | 2:19 PM ET
    New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)

    Lehman Bros saw strong demand for its share offering,  while a big writedown by UBS signaled the worst might be over.

  • Lehman Raises $4 Billion in Attempt to Silence Critics Tuesday, 1 Apr 2008 | 11:39 AM ET
    Lehman Brothers

    Lehman Brothers Holdings sold $4 billion of convertible preferred securities on Tuesday, in an effort to stave off questions about the fourth-largest investment bank's stability.

  • Treasurys Plunge as Banks Lead Huge Stocks Rally Tuesday, 1 Apr 2008 | 9:26 AM ET

    Treasury debt prices plunged Tuesday as plans by financial companies to raise capital were taken as a possible sign the worst of the credit crisis might be over, sapping any safe-haven bid for bonds.

  • Lehman to Boost Funding with $3 Billion Offering Monday, 31 Mar 2008 | 5:50 PM ET
    Lehman Brothers

    Lehman Brothers became the latest bank to take steps to shore up its funding after markets closed Monday, announcing that it will issue $3 billion of convertible preferred shares.

  • JP Morgan Ousts Citigroup as Top Underwriter Monday, 31 Mar 2008 | 4:40 PM ET

    Citigroup was dethroned as the world's largest underwriter of stocks and bonds for the first time in more than six years, as the global credit crunch hit Wall Street hard.