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  • Want 1950's Taxes? Accept 1950's Spending: Analyst Wednesday, 27 Jul 2011 | 2:22 AM ET

    As the debate over raising the debt ceiling in the United States lurches onward, one analyst tells CNBC that if America wants to keep taxing its people like it's the 1950’s, it will need to significantly cut back on spending.

  • Washington's political paralysis around critical debt and budgetary issues will most certainly weigh on financial markets Wednesday.

  • As Congress Kicks Can, It Also Kicks Dollar Tuesday, 26 Jul 2011 | 6:07 PM ET

    U.S. politicians, in the process of kicking the proverbial debt can down the road, are also giving the dollar a good swift kick.

  • Can The Treasury Department Really Run Out of Money? Tuesday, 26 Jul 2011 | 4:14 PM ET

    The White House insists the U.S. government will not be able to stay current on all of its obligations as of Aug. 2 unless the debt ceiling is raised. But can the government of the United States ever really run out of money?

  • McCullough: The Debt Debate and American Pride Tuesday, 26 Jul 2011 | 3:40 PM ET
  • Treasury Prices Drift Higher     Tuesday, 26 Jul 2011 | 3:10 PM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli with the details on today's rise in Treasury prices, as investors' concerns about the economy keeps rates in check.

  • "There's an uneasy stability in the market. I don't think the politicians should take that as any type of green light to allow this to continue," says one bond pro.

  • Bond Report: Two-Year Note Auction     Tuesday, 26 Jul 2011 | 1:06 PM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli reports on today's Treasury auction from the CME.

  • Santelli's Bond Report     Tuesday, 26 Jul 2011 | 9:35 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli has the update on bond yields.

  • How Reagan Would Have Handled Debt: Ex-Advisor Tuesday, 26 Jul 2011 | 5:39 AM ET
    President Ronald Reagan watches as British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher speaks November 16, 1988 in Washington, DC.

    One of Ronald Reagan's best-known advisors on economics told CNBC that the former President would have started negotiations much earlier than President Barack Obama has.

  • Debt talks will again dominate Tuesday, as markets increasingly worry political cat fighting will lead to a weak deficit reduction deal, causing the U.S. to lose its top-notch credit rating.

  • US Image in China Already Tarnished by Debt Fight Monday, 25 Jul 2011 | 5:22 PM ET

    In the eyes of China, the biggest foreign holder of US Treasuries, the damage to America's reputation as steward of the world’s safest asset may already be done—even if a last-minute agreement to raise the debt ceiling is hatched.

  • A Bit More on That Fed Rescue Idea Monday, 25 Jul 2011 | 4:16 PM ET
    Traders work in the ten-year U.S. Treasury Note options pit at the Chicago Board of Trade in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

    The Federal Reserve can definitely sell its $1.6 trillion portfolio of Treasurys and use the profits to fund the U.S. government if the debt ceiling isn’t raised. This could allow the government to fund its on going obligations without raising taxes or incurring new debt.

  • Debt: Down to the Wire     Monday, 25 Jul 2011 | 4:13 PM ET

    Weighing in on whether the debt deal will get done by August 2nd and its impact on the markets, with Tony Fratto, Hamilton Place Strategies, and Paul Equale, Equale & Associates.

  • Stephen Walsh, CIO of Western Asset management, told CNBC Monday that it’s the borrowers at the lower end of investment grade that may suffer if there is a downgrade of U.S. debt.

  • Treasuries Slide on Debt Threat     Monday, 25 Jul 2011 | 1:06 PM ET

    Treasury prices are slumping as investors sell out of 30-year bonds, with Michael Gurka, Spectrum Asset Management.

  • Obama Can Raise the Debt Ceiling on His Own Monday, 25 Jul 2011 | 12:46 PM ET
    President Barack Obama

    If the U.S. defaults on its obligations in early August, it will be because the President chose not to exercise his power to raise the debt ceiling on his own.

  • Is Debt Debate a Confidence Killer?     Monday, 25 Jul 2011 | 12:45 PM ET

    Should investors be raising cash because of all the drama in Washington? Doug Kass, Seabreeze Partners weighs in.

  • How to Trade the Collapse of US Debt Talks Sunday, 24 Jul 2011 | 10:42 PM ET

    Most analysts that CNBC spoke to were against buying insurance on Treasurys or shorting U.S. government bonds. Instead they said they would focus on the forex markets, which could see the biggest moves in the worst-case scenario—if the U.S. defaults and has its credit ratings cut.

  • Treasuries on the Move     Friday, 22 Jul 2011 | 1:04 PM ET

    Ira Epstein, Ira Epstein Division of The Linn Group, discusses today's Treasury yields and how to profit if there is or isn't a debt ceiling deal or a deal for Greece.

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