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  • AIG Weighed Pulling Share Offering Over Price: CEO Tuesday, 21 Jun 2011 | 11:45 AM ET
    AIG

    American International Group’s CEO Robert Benmosche told CNBC Tuesday that he considered pulling the insurance company's recent share offering when it looked like the price might not be much above the break-even point of $28.73 for US taxpayers.

  • The Stock to Watch Now Friday, 17 Jun 2011 | 2:51 PM ET

    At a charity event last night aboard the Intrepid on the Hudson River, several hundred hedge fund traders sipped white wine while waiting for the Roots to play. The weather was magnificent, but get past the pleasantries and none of them were in a particularly good mood.

  • Public pension funds managing the retirement and health care benefits of teachers and firemen are pouring money into hedge funds, as much as doubling the money they allocate to the industry, in a desperate attempt to bridge the funding gap in their plans.

  • The Yield Curve: CNBC Explains Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 | 10:43 AM ET

    Yield curves help investors understand the relationship between bonds of differing time horizons to maturity. CNBC explains.

  • Forward Contracts: CNBC Explains Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 | 9:41 AM ET

    Yield curves help investors understand the relationship between bonds of differing time horizons to maturity. CNBC explains.

  • Federal Reserve Open Market Operations: CNBC Explains Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 | 9:35 AM ET

    The United States central bank, the Federal Reserve, buys and sells assets in the open market. How do these open market operations work? CNBC explains.

  • Treasury Bond Prices and Yields: CNBC Explains Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 | 8:57 AM ET

    When you buy a U.S. Treasury Security, you’re essentially giving a loan to the government. Salman Khan of the Khan Academy demonstrates how price and yield of treasury securities works.

  • Government Bonds 'Should Be Avoided': Analysts Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 | 12:56 AM ET
    The Federal Reserve headquarters in Washington, DC.

    US Treasurys may not be such a good bet for investors as yields have dropped too low and questions remain on whether the Federal Reserve will continue to print money after its current round of quantitative easing ends, analysts told CNBC.

  • Muni Market Melee  Wednesday, 15 Jun 2011 | 7:48 AM ET

    Insight on how he has had to diffuse some of the bombs Meredith Whitney has loaded in the muni market, with Thomas Doe, Municipal Market Advisors founder/CEO.

  • Congress Is Taking Debt Ceiling Seriously: Schweikert Wednesday, 15 Jun 2011 | 1:50 AM ET
    US Capitol Building at dawn

    The U.S. Congress will not wait for the country's debt crisis to reach the levels of Southern Europe, David Schweikert, a republican congressman and part of the bipartisan commission on budget told CNBC on Tuesday.

  • Wednesday's economic data could help investors decide whether Tuesday's stock rally is the start of a turn around or just a break in the clouds.

  • This month, the battle over raising the country’s debt ceiling is likely to be a nice preview of the bipartisan budget battle that will rage until the final moments of Election Day, 2012.

  • The Perfect Economic Storm?  Monday, 13 Jun 2011 | 4:05 PM ET

    Are global markets headed for economic disaster? Quincy Krosby, Prudential Financial, and Eugene Peroni, Advisors Asset Management parse out the data.

  • Bond King Gross on Banks, Bonds  Monday, 13 Jun 2011 | 8:45 AM ET

    Bill Gross, Pimco founder & co-CIO, says banks haven't been aggressive buyers of Treasurys up to this point. "We always wondered who will buy Treasurys," he tells CNBC's "Squawk Box."

  • Two Football Fields of Money Achieved What? Monday, 13 Jun 2011 | 6:43 AM ET
    United States Federal Reserve

    Following the Federal Reserve’s decision to throw two football fields worth of dollars at the US economy all that has been achieved is a fall in unemployment from 10 percent to 9.1 percent, according to Philippe Gijsels, the head of research at BNP Paribas Fortis Global Markets.

  • Savings Bonds

    Some of Wall Street’s biggest banks are preparing to curtail use of US Treasurys in August as a precaution against any turbulence that could follow if lawmakers fail to raise the U.S. debt ceiling soon, the FT reports.

  • NY Stock Exchange Traders

    After six straight down weeks, stocks could get rocked in the week ahead amid a slew of economic reports. "Sentiment is still falling," one strategist said, though added that it "hasn't dropped into panic territory."

  • BlackRock CEO Takes Long View on Dividend Stocks Friday, 10 Jun 2011 | 12:16 PM ET

    BlackRock's Laurence Fink is not concerned with the current "soft patch" in the U.S. economy or the Dow industrials below 12000.  In the long-term, he believes dividend-paying stocks will be a better investment than bonds.

  • The bulls trotted gingerly back into the stock market and, if they stick around on Friday, the market could avoid a sixth week of losses. Still, one market strategist cautioned: "It is not the beginning of a new bull market rally."

  • Could China Knock Treasury Trade?  Thursday, 9 Jun 2011 | 12:55 PM ET

    China has a lot at stake when it comes to U.S. debt and the dollar, with David Riedel, Riedel Research Group president.