• 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.

  • If Tea Party Likes a Debt Deal, It Can't Pass: Economist Wednesday, 27 Jul 2011 | 3:40 AM ET
    U.S. Minority Leader Rep. John Boehner

    As the high risk-game of chicken over raising the US debt ceiling draws closer to possible economic collision, one economist is warning that any deal that wins approval from the right-wing Tea Party movement will pass neither the Senate nor the president.

  • 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.