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  • Treasurys Lower as Oil Drops and Stocks Gain Monday, 11 Aug 2008 | 12:32 PM ET

    U.S. Treasury debt prices fell Monday as another dip in crude oil prices and further stock market gains supported the idea that consumers might be able to spend enough to keep the economy from weakening further.

  • Beyond Stocks: Four Plays That Offer Safe Returns Monday, 11 Aug 2008 | 11:15 AM ET

    With the Fed likely to keep interest rates steady and the economy showing no signs of rebounding soon, investors are looking beyond stocks to find safer returns.

  • Short-Term Treasurys Hit by Stock Market Rally Friday, 8 Aug 2008 | 1:35 PM ET

    Short-maturity U.S. Treasury debt prices slipped Friday as the safe-haven bid faded on a stock market rally driven by falling oil.

  • Wall Street Develops Taste For Soured Debt Securities Thursday, 7 Aug 2008 | 3:32 PM ET

    The allure of distressed debt has grown so strong that Wall Street's biggest money managers are picking over their carcasses, suggesting the worst of the credit crisis may be over.

  • Bonds Jump Following Active 30-Year Auction Thursday, 7 Aug 2008 | 1:34 PM ET

    U.S. Treasury debt prices jumped sharply Thursday, adding to gains on strong demand at a $10 billion auction of 30-year government bonds. The auction was helped by recent sharp declines in energy prices that are alleviating some inflation concerns, analysts said.

  • Treasurys Slip as Freddie Stays 'Flat' in Mortgages Wednesday, 6 Aug 2008 | 1:50 PM ET

    U.S. government debt prices fell Wednesday as investors sold Treasurys to make room for $17 billion of new 10-year debt and unwound mortgage-related hedges after Freddie Mac unveiled steps to boost capital.

  • Treasurys Add to Losses After Fed Announcement Tuesday, 5 Aug 2008 | 2:30 PM ET

    U.S. Treasury debt prices slipped on Tuesday after the Federal Reserve held its fed funds target rate steady at 2 percent, as many bond investors had expected.

  • Treasurys Edge Down on Inflation Fears, Supply Hike Monday, 4 Aug 2008 | 12:10 PM ET

    U.S. Treasury debt prices inched down Monday as a higher-than-expected core inflation reading and the prospect of more supply made investors cautious.

  • Treasurys Flat as Reports Show Weak Economy Friday, 1 Aug 2008 | 1:43 PM ET

    U.S. Treasury debt prices were little changed Friday after data on jobs and manufacturing portend tougher times ahead for the economy and reinforced the notion the Federal Reserve will leave interest rates alone.

  • Investors Turn to Bonds on Signs of Economic Weakness Thursday, 31 Jul 2008 | 12:52 PM ET

    The U.S. Treasury market rallied Thursday after disappointing data on growth and jobs renewed concerns about the economy, leading investors to favor low-risk government bonds over stocks.

  • Bonds Turn Positive as Stocks Pare Gains Wednesday, 30 Jul 2008 | 1:31 PM ET

    Treasury debt prices turned higher Wednesday, erasing earlier losses, as U.S. stocks pared gains, restoring government bonds' safe-haven appeal.

  • Bonds Drop as Stocks Get Confidence Boost Tuesday, 29 Jul 2008 | 4:21 PM ET

    U.S. government debt prices fell Tuesday after a modest uptick in consumer confidence and as falling oil boosted stocks, eroding Treasurys' safe-haven appeal.

  • Crescenzi: Eight Factors Boosting Treasuries Monday, 28 Jul 2008 | 1:08 PM ET
    Tony Crescenzi

    Many might be wondering why it is that Treasuries are trading well today. The answer really should be: why are equities trading so poorly. I do not see anything unusual in the way Treasuries are acting, but here goes.

  • Treasurys Gain From Worries About Banks Monday, 28 Jul 2008 | 10:15 AM ET

    U.S. Treasury debt prices rose Monday as the failure of two small banks over the weekend renewed jitters about the financial sector and spurred safety bids for bonds.

  • Bonds Pare Losses After Freddie-Fannie Warning Friday, 25 Jul 2008 | 2:23 PM ET

    U.S. government debt prices trimmed losses Friday after Standard & Poor's said it may downgrade some of the credit ratings of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, spurring a brief flurry of safe-haven bids.

  • 30-Year Bond Gains Full Point as Stocks Weaken Thursday, 24 Jul 2008 | 2:34 PM ET

    The 30-year Treasury bond rose more than 1 point in price Thursday, as stock market losses deepened on economic growth worries due to higher oil prices and weaker-than-expected existing-home sales data.

  • Bonds Hold Losses After Auction on 2-Year Notes Wednesday, 23 Jul 2008 | 1:41 PM ET

    U.S. Treasury debt prices held steady at lower levels Wednesday, after average demand for a record $31 billion offering of two-year notes.

  • Treasurys Extend Losses After Weak Auction Tuesday, 22 Jul 2008 | 1:44 PM ET

    U.S. Treasury debt prices extended losses Tuesday after a $6 billion auction of reopened 20-year Treasury Inflation Protected Securities garnered soft demand, traders said.

  • Treasurys Ease as Earnings Show Banks Holding Ground Monday, 21 Jul 2008 | 1:24 PM ET

    U.S. Treasury debt prices eased Monday as another big bank posted better-than-expected quarterly results, soothing worries about the financial sector and sapping any safe-haven bids for government debt.

  • Treasurys Move Lower as Earnings Sap Safety Bid Friday, 18 Jul 2008 | 1:55 PM ET

    U.S. Treasurys prices fell Friday as better-than-expected bank sector earnings prompted investors to turn away from lower-risk debt.