• Midday Bond Report: 7-Year Auction     Thursday, 28 Jul 2011 | 1:06 PM ET

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

  • America's Credit Score     Thursday, 28 Jul 2011 | 12:00 PM ET

    A look at the damage done to America's credit and if there is risk of downgrade beyond AA, with David Stockman, former OMB director.

  • CME Group's Record Q2 Revenue     Thursday, 28 Jul 2011 | 10:16 AM ET

    The U.S. futures exchange operator says the stellar results were driven by strong performance across interest rates, metals and agricultural commodities, with Craig Donohue, CME Group CEO.

  • Implications of a US Downgrade Thursday, 28 Jul 2011 | 10:04 AM ET

    It appears that politicians in Washington, D.C., are moving closer to a deal that would extend the ability of the government to borrow money beyond August—preventing a default on U.S. government bonds or other obligations.

  • The Debt Clock Ticks On     Thursday, 28 Jul 2011 | 10:03 AM ET

    America may lost is AAA rating. Insight on how investors should play the markets now, with Katherine Klingensmith, UBS Wealth Management Research Americas.

  • Santelli's Bond Report     Thursday, 28 Jul 2011 | 9:39 AM ET

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

  • Market Correlations at 'Nosebleed Levels': Analyst Thursday, 28 Jul 2011 | 6:56 AM ET
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    The current political turmoil may put technical levels for stocks at risk, Philippe Gijsels, the head of research at BNP Paribas Fortis Global Markets in Brussels, told CNBC.com in an interview Thursday.

  • If US Defaults, Stocks Fall 30%, GDP 5%: Credit Suisse Thursday, 28 Jul 2011 | 2:56 AM ET

    In the very unlikely event that the United States defaults on its debt obligations, the country's economy would contract by 5 percent and stocks would fall by nearly a third, according to Credit Suisse.

  • Asian Investors Wrestle With US Crisis Risk Wednesday, 27 Jul 2011 | 11:23 PM ET
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    If Asia’s equity and bond markets are any guide, then investors seem pretty sanguine about the risks of the US Treasury running out of cash or the eurozone debt crisis spinning out of control. The FT reports.

  • The debt feud will likely continue to take its toll on markets Thursday, as the deadline to raise the debt ceiling closes in and lawmakers are still far apart.

  • Critical Debt Deadline 6 Days Away     Wednesday, 27 Jul 2011 | 7:00 PM ET

    The very latest on the debt debacle in Washington, with CNBC's John Harwood; Sen. Michael Bennet, (D-CO); Sen. Mike Lee, (R-UT); Rep. Peter Welch, (D-VT); and Rep. Darrell Issa, (R-CA).

  • U.S Interest Rates Will Stay Untouched     Wednesday, 27 Jul 2011 | 6:30 PM ET

    Russell Jones, Global Head of Fixed Income Strategy, Westpac Institutional Bank says the feds will not change interest rates anytime soon.

  • Trades For a Stressed-Out Dollar Wednesday, 27 Jul 2011 | 4:38 PM ET

    Other than a short rally today, the dollar's been taking it on the chin as Washington squabbles. Here's how to trade it.

  • What a Downgrade Would Mean for the Dollar Wednesday, 27 Jul 2011 | 4:13 PM ET

    Even a debt deal may not prevent a rating cut for U.S. debt. Here's what it would mean for the dollar, and what you can do.

  • What Happens If the US Is Downgraded? Wednesday, 27 Jul 2011 | 3:59 PM ET
    Politicians in Washington, D.C. finally agreed on a deal that would extend the ability of the government to borrow money beyond August—preventing a default on  or other obligations.But even with the U.S. debt ceiling raised, a short-term deal that does little to raise revenue or cut spending might result in a downgrade of the country's long-term debt. Moody’s and Standard & Poor’s might decide that the failure to produce a longer-term solution to the U.S. debt burden indicates that the country's

    You might be surprised by some of the possible answers. Click ahead to see what happens if the U.S. credit rating is downgraded.

  • Paul Krugman

    There's been a lot of talk about how the Fed is caught in a liquidity trap, unable to use conventional monetary policy to stimulate the economy. The more I think about the possibility of the Treasury using its implicit overdraft facility with the Fed, the more apparent it is to me that Keynesians should love this.

  • Santelli's Bond Report: 5-Year Auction     Wednesday, 27 Jul 2011 | 1:06 PM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli reports on today's 5-Year Treasury auction.

  • An Interview With S&P's Global Head of Sovereign Ratings Wednesday, 27 Jul 2011 | 11:03 AM ET

    Last night, I spoke with David Beers, head of S&P's sovereign debt rating committee on CNBC’s Kudlow Report. He made it very clear: the U.S. must take steps to lower its debt/GDP trend over the long run.

  • Morning Bond Report     Wednesday, 27 Jul 2011 | 9:34 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli reports on the morning's bond activity from the CME.

  • Triple-A Rating: What the US Can Learn From Japan Wednesday, 27 Jul 2011 | 6:07 AM ET
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    Analysts at Barclays Capital expect the United States to lose its AAA credit rating as a compromise plan is passed by Congress that leads S&P to cut its rating on US debt.