• 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.

  • Bond Market Update     Thursday, 21 Jul 2011 | 3:10 PM ET

    Treasury prices are lower today as EU leaders work on a plan to lower interest rates for some of the EU's cash-strapped nations, with CNBC's Rick Santelli.

  • Boosting Returns At CalPERS     Thursday, 21 Jul 2011 | 3:00 PM ET

    Joe Dear, CalPERS CIO, discusses what's behind the impressive growth at the nation's largest pension fund, and whether the debt ceiling trouble is a concern.

  • Santelli's Midday Bond Report     Thursday, 21 Jul 2011 | 1:06 PM ET

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

  • US Default Could Benefit Treasury Investors Thursday, 21 Jul 2011 | 9:03 AM ET

    All eyes are turned towards the clock as the August 2 deadline for the US debt talks approaches. Treasurys investors could stand to benefit if Congress cannot agree to raise the debt ceiling.

  • Commodities traders at the New York Mercantile Exchange.

    European leaders could temporarily steal the spotlight from Washington lawmakers Thursday, as they meet in Brussels to discuss the Greek debt crisis and how to keep contagion from spreading.

  • Santelli's Bond Update     Wednesday, 20 Jul 2011 | 3:04 PM ET

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

  • Santelli's Midday Bond Report     Wednesday, 20 Jul 2011 | 1:06 PM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli has a bond market update from the CME.

  • Morning Bond Report: Treasuries Down     Wednesday, 20 Jul 2011 | 9:32 AM ET

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

  • GOP Pushes Huge Deficit-Cutting Bill Through House Wednesday, 20 Jul 2011 | 3:47 AM ET

    Defying a veto threat, the Republican-controlled House voted Tuesday night to slice federal spending by $6 trillion and require a constitutional balanced budget amendment to be sent to the states in exchange for averting a threatened Aug. 2 government default.