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  • Bonds Fall on Threat of Lingering Inflation Wednesday, 3 Oct 2007 | 3:45 PM ET

    U.S. Treasury prices slipped Wednesday after service sector data showed more hiring and a spike in costs, both worrisome inflation omens for bonds.

  • Bonds Rise as Bleak Housing Turns Bleaker Tuesday, 2 Oct 2007 | 12:16 PM ET

    U.S. Treasurys edged up on Tuesday after data showing pending homes sales fell three times more than forecast, blunting hopes for a swift end to a two-month lending crisis in financial markets.

  • Bonds Up as Factories Slow, Banks Hit by Credit Monday, 1 Oct 2007 | 4:52 PM ET

    Long-dated U.S. government bonds rose on Monday as the outlook for manufacturing dimmed and three top investment banks said earnings came under pressure from the global credit crisis.

  • Bonds Gain in Quarter-End Buying, Easing Inflation Friday, 28 Sep 2007 | 10:37 AM ET

    U.S. Treasury debt prices rose Friday, the last day of a booming quarter for bonds, after evidence of easing inflation appeared to pave the way for the Federal Reserve to continue to cut interest rates.

  • Bonds Flat as Jobs Data Offsets Housing Fears Thursday, 27 Sep 2007 | 9:19 AM ET

    U.S. Treasury debt prices were flat to slightly lower Thursday, as data suggesting a solid job market offset hopes of more interest rate cuts by the Federal Reserve amid worries about the housing slump.

  • Treasurys Gain on Hunger for New 2-Year Notes Wednesday, 26 Sep 2007 | 3:38 PM ET

    Treasury prices turned higher Wednesday, bolstered by surprisingly strong investor demand in a government sale of $18 billion in new 2-year Treasurys.

  • Bonds Close Slightly Up as Stocks Dip Monday, 24 Sep 2007 | 4:08 PM ET

    U.S. Treasury prices finished mostly higher Monday, shaking off an early decline and benefiting from a downturn in the stock market. In general, stocks have risen while Treasurys have been driven lower in the wake of the Federal Reserve's decision last week to reduce official rates by a full half percentage point.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • European Stocks Close Lower on Banking Sector Woes Friday, 14 Sep 2007 | 12:04 PM ET

    European stocks finished the week lower, dragged down by news that British mortgage-lender Northern Rock was forced to ask for an emergency loan from the Bank of England.

  • 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.

  • 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.