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  • Bonds Fall as Doubts Grow Over October Fed Rate Cut Friday, 12 Oct 2007 | 2:06 PM ET

    U.S. Treasurys fell Friday after firm economic data eroded expectations of a bond-friendly Federal Reserve rate cut this month and rebounding stocks sucked cash out of the safe-haven debt market.

  • Bonds Fall on Stock Futures, Lower Jobless Claims Thursday, 11 Oct 2007 | 9:31 AM ET

    US Treasuries fell Thursday after lower-than-expected weekly jobless claims bolstered views of a healthy labor market, lowering expectations of a near-term interest rate cut.

  • Bond Prices Steady as Rates Outlook Questioned Wednesday, 10 Oct 2007 | 5:50 PM ET

    U.S. government bond prices were little changed Wednesday, as doubts over the outlook for future Federal Reserve interest rate cuts offset an earlier boost in Treasuries provided by sliding stocks.

  • U.S. Treasurys rose slightly Tuesday in lackluster trade as investors looked ahead to the release of minutes from the Federal Reserve's last policy meeting when the central bank cut benchmark interest rates.

  • More Investors Turning to Credit Default Swaps Monday, 8 Oct 2007 | 12:09 PM ET

    The $50 trillion market for credit default swaps is set to continue a five-year trend of breakneck growth and increasing sophistication after serving a vital role during the summer credit crisis.

  • Bonds Tumble as U.S. Jobs Rebound Friday, 5 Oct 2007 | 3:35 PM ET

    U.S. Treasury debt prices plunged on Friday, after a much stronger reading on the labor market suggested the Federal Reserve might not need to cut interest rates later this month.

  • Bonds Rise on Weak Factory Orders Thursday, 4 Oct 2007 | 4:41 PM ET

    U.S. Treasury debt prices rose Thursday after a steep drop in factory orders suggested businesses are feeling the brunt of a slowing economy.

  • Merrill Shakes Up Staff After Investment Losses Thursday, 4 Oct 2007 | 12:01 PM ET

    The world's largest brokerage Merrill Lynch, which is expected to announce third-quarter losses in fixed income, said that global head of fixed income, currencies & commodities, has left the firm.

  • Merrill Lynch Replaces Fixed-Income Head Wednesday, 3 Oct 2007 | 5:08 PM ET

    Merrill Lynch said on Wednesday that David Sobotka replaced Osman Semerci as global head of fixed income, currencies & commodities.

  • 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.